Obituaries For Monday, March 15, 2010

Published 6:39 pm Monday, March 15, 2010

Bryant ‘Pete’ Anglin

Services for Bryant “Pete” Anglin, of McComb, were 10 a.m. onMonday, March 15, at Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home in McComb, withburial in Midway Cemetery in Meadville.

Mr. Anglin, 82, died March 13, 2010, at his residence. He was bornin Arcadia, La., on March 11, 1928, to Dewey Anglin and GoldenNicholson Anglin.

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He worked for 10 years with the Illinois Central Railroad andretired from River Bend Construction in St. Francisville, La. Hewas a member of New Heights Baptist Church and a veteran of theU.S. Army.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brother, R.V. Anglin;and his sister, Mary Anglin Taylor.

Survivors are his wife of 59 years, Ruby Murray Anglin; hisnephews, Bryant Murray and Richard Anglin; and his niece, BethanyMurray Dalton.

Pallbearers were Richard Anglin, Bryant Murray, Bryce Murray, JackDalton, Brad Etheridge and Hershel Jones.

Memorials may be made to New Heights Baptist Church.

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Calvin Henry Britt

Services for Calvin Henry Britt, of Wesson, are 11 a.m. Tuesday,March 16, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Lincoln County, with burialin the church cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home on Jackson Streetis in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home,and on Tuesday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of theservice.

Mr. Britt, 83, died March 13, 2010, at his residence. He was bornin Lincoln County on April 28, 1926, to Henry Rock Britt and WinnieMarie Minton Britt.

He was retired after 36 years with Bell South, as a cablemaintenance supervisor. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church,where he was a deacon and former Sunday school teacher. He was aU.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He served as a trustee forCopiah-Lincoln Community College for 24 years. He enjoyed raisingcattle.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his daughter, Dianne BrittMiller; an infant son; and his brothers, Denver Britt, MonvielBritt and Beaver Britt.

Survivors are his wife, Dorothy Minton Britt, of Wesson; his sonand daughter-in-law, Clifford Calvin and Marilyn Britt, of Wesson;his grandchildren, Michael Van Britt, Clifford Hillry Britt,Christopher Brister and Patrick Brister, all of Wesson; 11great-grandchildren; and his sister, Winnie Lowery, ofBrookhaven.

Lavada Walker Jones

Services for Lavada Walker Jones, of Crystal Springs, are 2 p.m.Tuesday, March 16, at First Baptist Church, with burial in CrystalSprings Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Services in CrystalSprings is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home, andon Tuesday at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of theservices.

Mrs. Jones, 90, died March 13, 2010, at Mississippi Baptist MedicalCenter in Jackson.

She was a native of Brookhaven. She owned and operated Town andCountry Beauty Salon for 35 years. She was a member of FirstBaptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for the5-year-old class.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Hansel W. Jones; her son,Hiram James Jones; her brothers, Roy Walker, Bert Walker, OliverWalker and Walter Walker; and her sisters, Beatrice Smith and LeonaSmith.

Survivors are her sons, Hansel Anthony Jones and wife, Janet, ofBrandon, and Richard Arlen Jones, of Crystal Springs; her daughter,Barbara Sue Jones, of Crystal Springs; her sisters, Audrey NellHarrell, of Brookhaven, and Arcola Taylor, of Crystal Springs; herdaughter-in-law, Bettye Jones, of Boca Raton, Fla.; and her sevengrandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

William E. ‘Bubba’ Thompson

Services for William E. “Bubba” Thompson, of Bogue Chitto, are 11a.m. Tuesday, March 16, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel,with burial in Wellman Baptist Church Cemetery in BogueChitto.

Visitation is Monday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Thompson, 45, died March 12, 2010, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter in Brookhaven. He was born on July 27, 1964.

He was a graduate of Enterprise High School. He was employed as anoilfield tool supervisor. He was a member of Wellman BaptistChurch.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Bob Brookman.

Survivors are his wife, Stacey Fuller Thompson; his son, Jake T.Thompson; his daughters, Gena N. Thompson and Lori K. Thompson; hismother, Geneva Wilkinson Brookman; his father, Gene E. Thompson andstepmother, Myrtis Thompson; his brothers, Leslie Thompson andwife, Kathy, John Thompson and wife, Pam, and Mike Pepper and wife,Rhonda; and his sister, Angie Fortin and husband, DwayneFortin.

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Barbara Mercier Thornton

Barbara Mercier Thornton, 73, of McComb, passed away March 11,2010, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center inMcComb.

Visitation was Sunday from 1 p.m. until services at 3 p.m. at theNavilla Baptist Church in McComb. The Revs. Larry Romack and RonWest officiated. Burial was in Navilla Cemetery.

Mrs. Thornton was born Feb. 16, 1937, in McComb. She was thedaughter of Willie Howard and Ruby Wilson Mercier.

She was a member of the Navilla Baptist Church in McComb. She was aretired telephone operator, having retired from AT&T after 31years of service. She was a resident of McComb Extended Care for 21/2 years, where she made many friends. She was a wonderful friend,wife, mother and grandmother.

Mrs. Thornton loved to spend time with her family and especiallyher grandchildren. She was blessed with a loving husband who caredfor her until his passing. They will both be sadly missed by theirfamily and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 52 years,Jimmie Rogers Thornton; and two brothers, Alfred Ray Mercier Sr.and Howard Lynn Mercier.

Survivors include her son and his wife, Mike and Dawn Thornton, ofMcComb; one daughter, Lisa Kepper and husband, Andy, of Winnfield,La.; three sisters, Carol M. Newman, of Madison, Allie M. Gill, ofJackson, and Mary M. Dickerson, of Loyd Star; and sevengrandchildren, Alan, Amber, Taylor and Kyndal Thornton, and Drew,Payton and Brady Kepper.

Pallbearers were Kevin Newman, Ricky Johnston, Blake Boyd, IveyRimes, Chris Laciura and Brian McCullough.

Honorary pallbearers were Glen Sharp, Donald Brown, Donny Boyd,Jerry Kepper, Darwin Peoples, Donald Smith, Chris Dickerson andGeorge Shamis.

Leola Weathersby

Services for Leola Weathersby, of New Hebron, are 11 a.m.Wednesday, March 17, at North Pleasant Hill Missionary BaptistChurch in Oma, with burial in the church cemetery. WilliamsMortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Tuesday from 1 until 7 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Homein Prentiss.

Mrs. Weathersby, 71, died March 11, 2010, at Jefferson DavisHospital in Prentiss. She was born in Lawrence County on March 6,1939, to Eugene Weathersby and Marie Smith Weathersby.

She was retired. She was a member of North Pleasant Hill M.B.Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her sisters, BettyFoster, Josie Lee Weathersby, Mamie Lee Weathersby, Mary NellWeathersby and Coreen Weathersby.

Survivors are her sons, Lee Det Walker, and Harold Walker and wife,Shirley, all of New Hebron; her daughters, Ola Pearl Weathersby, ofMendenhall, and Jean Weathersby and Deloris Longino, both of NewHebron; her sister, Ruby Smith and husband, the Rev. Henry Smith,of Oma; and her seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.