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Obituaries for Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010

Claudean Hennington

Services for Claudean Hennington, of Wesson, are 11 a.m.Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Beauregard United Methodist Church, withburial in the Wesson Cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in chargeof arrangements.

Visitation is Tuesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the church, and onWednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Mrs. Hennington, 73, died Feb. 21, 2010, at Regency Hospital ofJackson. She was born in Crystal Springs on July 19, 1936, to RowanJackson and Leona Jackson.

She was a homemaker and was retired from the Brookhaven SchoolSystem. She served in numerous capacities in the church, and waspresident of the P.T.A, Cub Scout leader, and president of theMilitary Officers Wives Club. She was a former Colette atCopiah-Lincoln Junior College and a former head majorette atCrystal Springs. She was a member of Beauregard United MethodistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her brothers, CooperJackson and Talley Jackson; and her sisters, Doris Morris and ElgaGordon.

Survivors are her husband, Albert H. Hennington, of Wesson; hersons, Keith Hennington and wife Libbie, of Wesson, Mark Henningtonand wife Deborah, of Hickory, N.C., Eric Hennington and wife Becky,of London, England, and Craig Hennington, of Wesson; her brothers,Jerry Jackson and Don Jackson, both of Crystal Springs; hersisters, Audrey Hamilton, of Crystal Springs, Mary Edna Becknell,of Byram, and Betty Jean Boleware, of Pascagoula; and hergrandchildren, Brett, Erin, Anna, Ally, Kyle and Connor.

Memorials may be made to the Beauregard United Methodist ChurchYouth Department, P.O. Box 455, Wesson, MS 39191.

Ford B. Lambert

Services for Ford B. Lambert, of Pearl, are 1 p.m. Thursday,Feb. 25, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel on Natchez Drive, withburial in Bethel Temple Pentecostal Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday at the funeral home from 11 a.m. untilthe time of the service.

Mr. Lambert, 77, died Feb. 20, 2010, at Hospice Ministries inRidgeland. He was born in Denham Springs, La., on April 24, 1932,to Tom J. Lambert and Addie Mae King Lambert.

He was a farmer and a truck driver. He was a U.S. Armyveteran.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his son, Kim Lambert;and his brother, J.T. Lambert.

Survivors are his brothers, James Jewell Lambert and ThomasDonald Lambert, both of Jackson; and his sisters, Velma Shumakerand Elma Pickett, both of Pearl, and Mary Charlene Kent, ofFranklinton, La.

Burlan Leroy ‘Bud’ McDavid

Services for Burlan Leroy “Bud” McDavid, of Zachary, La., willbe held at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at First Baptist Church inZachary, with burial in Azalea Rest Cemetery in Zachary. Dr. ReggieBridges will officiate. Charlet Funeral Home in Clinton, La., is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the timeof the service.

Mr. McDavid, 73, died Feb. 19, 2010. He was born in McComb onOct. 3, 1936.

He retired from Illinois Central Railroad with 46 years ofservice. He

was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserve. He was a member of theMasonic Lodge of Ruston and a reserve police officer with theRuston Police Department. He also retired from the city of Zacharyas recreation director and was a former Bronco Backer and ZacharyYouth Baseball coach.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hezzie Burlan and RosaMcCloy Stokes McDavid; and an infant brother, Stokes McDavid.

Survivors are his wife of more than 51 years, Myrtle LeggettMcDavid; his children, Donnie Ray McDavid Sr. and wife Pam, BelindaCourville and husband Larry, and David L. McDavid Sr. and wifeSherry, and Stephanie DiBenedetto and husband Jimmy; his sister,Peggy Shoemaker; five nephews and nieces; former daughter-in-law,Angie Henning and husband Chris; his grandchildren, Jessica McDavidand fiance Jeremy Brewer, D.R. and Emily McDavid, Ricky and RaquelMcDavid, Brad McDavid and Ashley McDavid, Cody McDavid and KayleeMcDavid, E4 Matthew and Crystal Jones, Nikki Jones, and RichardEsskew and Haylea DiBenedetto; his great-grandchildren, McKeniseMcDavid, Lane Claire McDavid, Trae McDavid and Kendall McDavid; andexpected twins due March 2010, Aurora Rose and Jayden BudJones.

Pallbearers are grandsons, D.R., Ricky, Brad and Cody McDavid,Matthew Jones and Richard Esskew. Honorary pallbearers are JohnHerty, Trevor Hannum, Randy Aulds, Bobby DiBenedetto, Paul Amond,Jimmy DiBenedetto, Larry Courville, Jeremy Brewer, Chris Henning,R.E. Amrhein, Robert “Duke” McHugh and Dr. Kemp Amacker.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s ResearchHospital.

Share sympathies, condolences, and memories atwww.charletfuneralhome.com.

William Earle Williamson

Services for William Earle Williamson, of Bogue Chitto, are 1p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapelwith burial in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in BogueChitto.

Visitation is Tuesday from 4 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Williamson, 82, died Feb. 22, 2010, at his residence. He wasborn on June 4, 1927, to Franklin Lafayette Williamson and SusieAnn Norton Williamson.

He was retired from his work with Lincoln County SouthernAppraisers, and was a notary public. He attended West Point, wherehe received a certificate as a chef. He was the youngest stewardchef to sail on Merchant Seaman and passenger ships. He had morethan 42 years sea time aboard U.S. Coast Guard Merchant ships. Aveteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, he served during World War II fromDec. 7, 1941 until Dec. 3, 1946. He was a member of the TopisawMasonic Lodge No. 413. He was a member of Pleasant Hill BaptistChurch.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, WalterLee Williamson and wife Sylvia, and Frank Williamson; his sisters,Bertha Avants and husband Eston, Edna Thrope, and Thelma (Reid)Gatlin and husband Clyde.

Although never married, and no children of his own, he had hisnephews and nieces, who called him “Unk.” Survivors are hisnephews, Leroy Williamson and wife Mitizi, of San Diego, Calif.,James Frank Williamson and wife Wyleen, of Magnolia, Nolan EarlWilliamson and wife Karen, of Bogue Chitto, Robert “Bobby” Gatlin,of Atlanta, Ga., and Charles Frankie Gatlin, of St. Rose, La.; hisnieces, Louise Moak and husband Harold, of Ferriday La., BettyMcDavid and husband Lafayette, of Brookhaven, Diane Greer andhusband Stanley, of Bogue Chitto, Judy McCullough and husbandJames, of Wesson, Joyce Baxley and husband Larry, of Jay, Fla., andMary Nell Meritt, of Zachary La.; and many great-, great-great- andgreat-great-great nephews and nieces.

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