Obituaries for Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010

Published 8:13 pm Thursday, February 11, 2010

Dylan Lee Barham

On Jan. 27, 2010, the spirit of Dylan Lee Barham went to be withour Lord. Dylan remained in the hospital on life support at HancockMedical Center in Bay St. Louis until Feb. 8, 2010, when hisearthly body ceased to breathe.

He was born on Nov. 26, 1991, in Brookhaven. He was 18 yearsold.

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He was a junior at West Jones High School in Laurel. Dylan was anoutstanding performer with the award-winning West Jones High SchoolShow Choir as a dancer. He was a bright and shining star, and willbe loved and missed by the entire group.

Dylan is survived by his mother, Suzanne Rose Barham, of Bay St.Louis; his Papa, David Lyle Barham and stepmother, Ruby LouiseBarham, of Sontag; his older brother Derek Van Barham, of Chicago,Ill.; his stepbrother, Kenneth Gauge Herring, of Friendship, Tenn.;his stepsisters, Reagan Louise Herring, of Sontag, and Carrie LynnWaller, of Jackson; his maternal grandparents, Freddie and BettyRose, of Bay St. Louis; his paternal grandmother, Betty SmithBarham, of Sontag; his aunts, uncles, several cousins; a host ofclassmates, whom he loved and who love him.

Dylan was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Howard VanBarham; and his aunt, Penny Rose Clifton.

Services for Dylan Lee Barham, of Bay St. Louis, are 2 p.m. Friday,Feb. 12, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Sontag, with burial in thechurch cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello is in charge ofarrangements.

There will be a wake for Dylan at Shiloh Baptist Church in LawrenceCounty on Thursday from 5 until 9 p.m.

Esau Hackett

Services for Esau Hackett, of Summit, are 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13,at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Bogue Chitto, with burialin the church cemetery. R.E. Tyler Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 8 p.m. at the funeral home,with family present from 7 until 8 p.m.

Mr. Hackett, 91, died Feb. 4, 2010, at his residence. He was bornin Osyka on Jan. 19, 1919, to Phillip Hackett and Cassie WallsHackett.

He was a former cement truck driver. He was a U.S. Army veteran,serving during World War II.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Earlene RobinsonHackett; his son, Eddie Hackett; and his 18 brothers andsisters.

Survivors are his sons, Willie Hackett and Curtis Hackett, both ofSummit, Jimmy Hackett, of Allen, Texas, Esau Hackett Jr., LevellHackett and Prentiss Hackett, all of Joplin, Mo., Maurice Hackett,of San Antonio, Antonio Hackett, of Tulsa, Okla., and EnnisHackett, of Clarksdale; his daughters, Carishana Brown, of McComb,Patricia Hisser, of Summit, Endora Potter, of Cleveland, Ohio, andEmma Crossley, of Plano, Texas; his brother, Jacob Hackett, ofBoston, Mass.; his sisters, Mattie Hackett, of Wisconsin and RoseLee Hackett, of Shaw; his 30 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildrenand 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Lakisha Gayle Lewis

Services for Lakisha Gayle Lewis, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Feb. 13, at Mary’s Temple Church of God in Christ, withburial in Siloam Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. WilliamsMortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home, withfamily hour from 6 until 7 p.m.

Ms. Lewis, 28, died Feb. 7, 2010, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Oakland, Calif., on Oct. 21, 1981, toGregory Lewis and Dinah Wilcher Lewis, both of Brookhaven.

She was disabled. She had been employed with Kentucky Fried Chickenfor seven years. She attended school in Oakland, and alsoBrookhaven High School. She was a member of Mary’s Temple Church ofGod in Christ.

Preceding her in death are her maternal and paternal grandparents,and several aunts and uncles.

Survivors are her parents; her sons, Jatavian Lewis, Ki’Aunte Lewisand Javarius Lewis, all of Brookhaven; her sister, Demetria Lewis,of Brookhaven; her nephew, Terrill Lenoir Jr., of Brookhaven; and ahost of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Jean Annette O’Rorke

Services for Jean Annette O’Rorke, of Wesson, are 1 p.m. Thursday,Feb. 11, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel, with burial inLittle Bahala Baptist Church Cemetery in Wesson.

Visitation is Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the serviceat the funeral home.

Mrs. O’Rorke, 56, died Feb. 9, 2010, at her residence. She was bornon July 13, 1953, to Billy Gene Durr and Shirley Floyd Durr.

She was a homemaker and a member of Easthaven Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her father, and her brother, BillyWayne Durr.

Survivors are her mother; her sons, Michael O’Rorke and SamO’Rorke; her daughter, Heather Tanner; her sisters, Anita Gandy andLeanne Sullivan; her stepfather, Terry Sherritze; hergrandchildren, Savannah Smith, Gavin O’Rorke and Matthew Tanner;and her ex-husband, Michael O’Rorke.

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Nora Mae McCarty

Services for Nora Mae McCarty, of Ruth, are 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15,at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Brookhaven, with burialin Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in Lawrence County. CatchingsFuneral Home in McComb is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service atthe church.

Mrs. McCarty, 85, died Feb. 9, 2010, at her residence. She lived inRuth for 18 years and was a former resident of New Orleans, La. Shewas born in Van Cleave on Oct. 24, 1924, to Guss McCarty and MaryLou Brundidge McCarty.

She was a retired hotel cook, and a member of Kingdom Hall ofJehovah’s Witnesses.

Preceding her in death were her parents, and her son, ErnestWilliams.

Survivors are her son, Alfred Williams, of Miami, Fla.; herdaughters, Lorraine Gras, of Ruth, Elnora Ruffin, of Dallas, Texas,Geraldine Howard, of Ruth, and Linda Montgomery, of Houston, Texas;and her 60 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.