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Obituaries for Wednesday, March 3, 2010

William David Gordon

William David Gordon, 56, a native of Jackson, died Feb. 19,2010, at his residence.

Interment was at Lakewood Memorial Park on Clinton Boulevard,following a graveside service at Lakewood.

He was born on Oct. 3, 1953, to Ernest W. and Helen McCharenGordon.

He attended Wingfield High School, and was a graduate of CentralHigh School. He attended Hinds Community College and the Universityof Southern Mississippi. He was a lifelong member of Alta WoodsPresbyterian Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and a sister, JudithGordon Collins, and her husband, Robert.

Survivors are his brother, Kenneth L. Gordon (Phyllis), of Ruth;a nephew, Andrew Gordon (Trena), of Brookhaven; a niece, Allison G.Williams (Jim) and great-niece, Macie Flynn, of Ruth; his aunts,Dorothy M. Weathersby, of Terry, and Rosanne M. Fischer (Henry), ofJackson, and a host of cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be madeto French Camp Academy or Chamberlain-Hunt Academy, One Fine Place,French Camp, MS 39745.

Louis Davis Kelly

Services for Louis Davis Kelly, of Jackson, are 1 p.m. Thursday,March 4, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Sontag, withburial in the church cemetery. Williams Mortuary is in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Kelly, 56, died Feb. 25, 2010, at his residence. He was bornin Denver, Colo., on Jan. 18, 1954, to Alonzo Kelly Sr. and LulaRay Montgomery Kelly.

He was a 1971 graduate of McCullough High School in Monticello.He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a receptionist withthe G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center Regional Office inJackson. He was a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church.

Preceding him in death were his father, and his wife, SherryKelly.

Survivors are his mother, Lula Ray Kelly, of Sontag; his son,Kadedron Shaquille McClinton, of Jackson; his brothers, AlonzoKelly Jr., of Jackson, the Rev. Henry Lee Kelly, of Brookhaven, andJohnny Ray Kelly, of Wesson; his sister, Dora Dean Kelly-Jointer,of Wesson; his half brother, James Kelly, of Toledo, Ohio; his halfsisters, Ida Kelly-Wilson, of Detroit, Mich., and Theresa Kelly andLisa Kelly, both of Wiggins.

Kenneth L. Morris

A private graveside service for Kenneth L. Morris, of NewOrleans, La., will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 5, at Mt.Olivet Cemetery in New Orleans. Littlejohn Funeral Home in NewOrleans is in charge of arrangements.

Graveside visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the timeof the service.

Mr. Morris, 72, died Feb. 27, 2010, in Kenner, La. He was bornin Osyka on Feb. 25, 1938, to Daniel “Jack” Morris and EthelBrumfield.

He was a retired longshoreman of ILA Local 3000, and an activemember of ACORN.

Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers; twosisters; and a son.

He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.

Pauline D. Rushing

Services for Pauline D. Rushing, of Summit, are 10 a.m. Friday,March 5, at Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home in McComb, with burial inWoodlawn Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home,and on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Mrs. Rushing, 89, died March 2, 2010, at her residence. She wasborn in Johnston Station on May 27, 1920, to Charles and ViolaDickerson Davis.

She was a graduate of Southwest Mississippi Junior College,where she played basketball and was a retired administrativeassistant for former New Orleans Councilman, Phillip Ciaccio. Shewas a member of the Order of Eastern Star Germania Chapter 190 inNew Orleans. She was past Grand Worthy Matron for the State ofLouisiana, where she was a member of the Louisiana organization ofOES. She was past president of the Mother’s Club at CrossmanElementary in New Orleans, and was a former Sunday school teacherand member of W.M.U. She was a member of New Heights BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Ellis P.Rushing; her son, Raymond Ellis Rushing; and numerous brothers andsisters.

Survivors are her son, Mike Rushing, of St. Petersburg, Russia;her daughters, Bonnie Simoneaux of Cleveland, Ga., and Jane Jones,of Summit; two nieces; numerous grandchildren andgreat-grandchildren; and other family and friends.

The family requests memorials be sent to New Heights BaptistChurch, P.O. Box 649, Summit, MS 39666.

Mary Sue Wall

Services for Mary Sue Wall, of McCall Creek, were 11 a.m.Wednesday, March 3, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel on NatchezDrive, with burial in Ramah Baptist Church Cemetery in FranklinCounty.

Mrs. Wall, 67, died March 1, 2010. She was born in LincolnCounty on July 19, 1942, to Walter Lofton and Monette RushingLofton.

She was a member of Grace Baptist Church of Moss Point. Shedearly loved her family and was a wonderful wife, mother,grandmother and sister.

Preceding her in death were her father; her son, Bryan HoustonWall; and her sister, Ruth Foster.

Survivors are her husband, Willie Houston Wall, of McCall Creek;her mother, Monette “Net” Rushing Lofton, of McCall Creek; her son,Mark J. Wall, of McCall Creek; her grandchildren, Christopher B.Wall, Amanda Sue Wall and Amber Cynthia Wall; hergreat-grandchildren, Austin Tyler Wall, Dylan Mark Sigalas, BryanHouston Wall II, Josie Lynn Wall and Elizabeth Leeanne Wall; herbrother, Roger D. Lofton, of Brookhaven; her sisters, JeanetteLofton, of McCall Creek, and Diane White, of Brookhaven; andnumerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Shannon Foster, Brandon Boyd, Daniel Harveston,Christopher Wall, Roger Lofton and Kenny Latham. Honorarypallbearers were Anthony Foster, Nick Rushing, Josh Drummand andDavid Sullivan.