Obituaries for Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Published 8:30 pm Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Rev. TyreeHarrison

Services for the Rev. Tyree Harrison, ofBrookhaven, are 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Damascus MissionaryBaptist Church in Brookhaven with burial in Carver HeightsCemetery. R.E. Tyler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Visitation is Wednesday from noon until 5p.m. at the funeral home.

The Rev. Harrison, 91, died Jan. 21, 2010,at his residence. He was born in Brookhaven on June 16, 1918, toWillmon Harrison and Lillie Diggs Harrison.

He was a minister and a retiredelectrician. He was a member of Della Green Missionary BaptistChurch in Brookhaven.

Preceding him in death were his parents;his brother, Willie B. Harrison, Jack McGee, James E. Harrison andNathaniel Harrison.

Survivors are his wife, Dorothy McNultyHarrison, of Brookhaven; his sons, Willmon Harrison, of Fresno,Calif., and Roger Harrison, of El Paso, Texas; his daughters, MaryTucker, of Chicago, Ill., and Geanette Porter, of Bogue Chitto; hisbrother, the Rev. Charles McGee, of Brookhaven; and a host ofgrandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Paul R. Lea

Services for Paul R. Lea, of Brookhaven, are11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Clear Branch Baptist Church inBrookhaven with burial in the church cemetery. Brookhaven FuneralHome is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Tuesday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Lea, 81, died Jan. 24, 2010, at the G.V. (Sonny) MontgomeryVA Medical Center in Jackson. He was born in Lincoln County on Dec.28, 1928, to Charley Lea and Gladys Stapp Lea.

He was a retired machinist with Keystone Seneca. He was a U.S.Marine veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Clear BranchBaptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Ramsey Lea; anda daughter, Sharon Lea.

Survivors are his wife, Artie Hall Lea, of Brookhaven; his sons,David Lea and wife Deborah, of Baton Rouge, La., LaRon Lea and wifeShellie, and Rufus Lea and wife Rebecca, all of Brookhaven; hisdaughter, Gwen Wages and husband Steve, of Wesson; his sister,Bonnie Beard, of Wesson; and eight grandchildren; fivestepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and fivegreat-stepgrandchildren.