Obituaries for Thursday, March 18, 2010
Audrey Pearl Fauver
Services for Audrey Pearl Fauver, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Friday, March 19, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with burial inthe church cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.
Visitation is Thursday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the church, and onFriday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
Mrs. Fauver, 87, died March 16, 2010, at her residence. She wasborn in Lincoln County on Jan. 31, 1923, to Willie Case Sr. andInez Smith Case.
She was a seamstress with Stahl-Urban Manufacturing Company. Shewas a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, James FauverSr.; her brothers, Lloyd and Leon Case; and her sisters, AltaFauver and Agnes Smith.
Survivors are her sons, James A. Fauver Jr. and wife Sandra, JimmyC. Fauver and wife Edna, and Jerry D. Fauver, all of Brookhaven;her brother, Willie “Gib” Case Jr., of El Paso, Texas; her sixgrandchildren, and numerous great- andgreat-great-grandchildren.
Eula Ashworth Furr
Services for Eula Ashworth Furr, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Thursday, March 18, at Rush Funeral Home in Oakdale, La., withburial in Willis Flat Cemetery, Plainview Community. CommunityFuneral Services handled local arrangements.
Visitation is Thursday from noon until the time of the service atthe funeral home.
Mrs. Furr, 85, died March 16, 2010, at Brook Manor Nursing Center.She was born in Oakdale on Oct. 23, 1924, to Jesse Ashworth andEllie Ashworth.
She was retired from Stahl-Urban Manufacturing Company after 20years of service.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Eddie SextonFurr; her son; and her great-granddaughter.
She is survived by her son, Bobby Ray Martin; her daughters,Shirley Furr, Thelma Swan, Ellie Mohon and Betty Williams; herbrothers, Ernest Ashworth, Sonny Ashworth, Clement Ashworth, LeonAshworth, and Adolf Ashworth; her sisters, Joyce Gable, Nancy Odom,and Bertha Gonzales; and her 17 grandchildren and 20great-grandchildren.
Helen S. Robin
Services for Helen S. Robin, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m. Friday,March 19, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Brookhaven,with burial in the Catholic cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is incharge of arrangements.
Visitors are welcomed on Friday one hour before the memorialservices at the church.
Mrs. Robin passed away peacefully on March 17, 2010, at SilverCross Home in Brookhaven. She was the beloved wife of Sam B. Robin.She was born in Brookhaven on Oct. 23, 1920, to Granberry Smith andEula Smith Smith.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Francis of AssisiCatholic Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; her son,Louis Robin; her brother, Ed Smith; and her sister, WinnieSmith.
Survivors are her children, Sr. Helene Marie Robin, SSND, BerthaLee Robin, Joseph Robin, Brother Samuel Robin, CSC, Mary Foster andhusband Chester, Thomas Robin and wife Shelia, Helen “Nonnie”Chalmers and husband Bill, Johnny Robin and wife Jennifer, Charles”Chuck” Robin and wife Jayne, and Teresa Bell and husband Phillip;her brothers, Hoyt Smith and Dewey Smith; her sister, BerniceCalcote; her grandchildren, Mike Foster, Robin Rath, Brandi Smith,Sam, Josh and Danielle Robin, and Brandt Robin; and her sevengreat-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southern Hospice Care,706 Highway 51 North, Brookhaven, MS 39601.
Larrye Joe White
Larrye Joe White, 63, of Gulfport, went to be with the Lord March16, 2010, at home, surrounded by family and friends. He was bornMarch 29, 1946, in McComb, the son of the late Joe Clyde White andthe late Margie Murrell White, and Addie Herring White, all ofMcComb. He was also preceded in death by Maude and Bud Bacot, ofMcComb, who loved him as their son, and his sister, Kay HerringHill, of Tylertown.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, PatsyBacot White, his high school sweetheart.
He is the oldest of eight siblings and survived by Gaylon White, ofCharlotte, N.C.; Randy and Susan White, of McComb, Mark and MelodyWhite, of Gulfport, Mark and Janet White-Alvarez, of Ft. WaltonBeach, Fla.; William and Debbie Herring Monk, of Mendenhall,Charlie and Tawana Herring, of Columbia, Maxy Hill, of Tylertown,Bobby and Carol Bacot, and Judy Bickham Bacot, all of McComb.
He is survived by his sons, William Timothy White, of McComb, andRobert Joely White, of Gulfport; one daughter-in-law, AmandaSchilling White; five grandchildren, Presley, Tristan and GracynWhite, of Gulfport, and Blaine and Hadyn White, of McComb; extendedfamily, Suzanne Schilling, of Gulfport, Scott and Anna Griffin andtheir children McGwire and Hallel, of Gulfport; a host of nieces,nephews, other relatives, and the best loving friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to hisoncologist, Dr. Lydia Latour and her staff, Lady Thompson, SherryKergosien, and Jennifer Wright; and Larrye’s oncologist nurse andbuddy, Susan Wazniek; the hospice nurse, Gracie, and Gulf CoastHospice.
After being diagnosed with colon cancer in November 2006, Larryewas given a prognosis of 20 to 22 months. With Larrye’sdetermination, his fighter attitude against this horrible disease,the loving support of his family and friends, his treasured timewith his precious grandchildren who changed his life forever, theongoing, compassionate and loving treatment by his doctor, nurseand medical staff, he was able to be with his family 40 memorablemonths. Traveling the western states for a month with his family inhis new RV, to Disney World several times, on a three-week tour ofEurope with Miss Addie and Patsy, on a cruise with Patsy to Alaska,to climb an Alaskan mountain with his son, brothers and nephewslast May, countless trips in the RV to Florida, to the Sugar Bowlgame and numerous Saints games with Tim and Joely, to two SuperBowl games (the last in February to see the Saints win), attendinghundreds of gym meets, soccer and baseball games to cheer for hisgrandchildren and this last year, building a home for he and Patsyto replace the dream home lost in Pass Christian to Katrina. Larryemade a lot of memories with his family, all while enduring the meanside effects of chemo and the pain from his cancer.
From his two paper routes as a child to the many businesses heowned, Larrye never shirked hard work and long hours, and eventhough he and Patsy suffered major business and personal losses totwo natural disasters, he always forged ahead to overcome andsucceed. This success included his coaching pee-wee football, hissons’ Babe Ruth baseball teams, and in his later years, coachingand supporting his grandchildren’s baseball teams and acting as”wet towel and water boy” for Presley’s soccer teams.
Starting at age 21, he began his entrepreneurial road. One of themost enjoyable was in the motorcycle industry where he and hisfamily were able to participate together in and attend variousmotocross events, which continued and strengthened their bond andrelationship. This road also led to Royer Homes of Mississippi,which Larrye and Patsy started in 1985 along with partners Floydand Kit Burton of Lake Charles, La., who became lifelong mentorsand loving friends. Larrye and Patsy became sole stockholders in1987. Over the life of the company, helping over 10,000 familiesfind their new home with the help of Tim, Joely, and Amanda,thousands of Royer staff and contractors, Larrye led the company toeight locations, a furniture division, a décor division, aninsurance and mortgage division, plus a transportation and homeset-up company. Royer Homes, during its 20 years and from its firstyear, consistently ranked as the top retailer of various homemanufacturers and nationally for loan closings in the top 10 andtop 35 for national home mortgage lenders in their industry. Underhis leadership, Royer was one of the most innovative retailersoffering comprehensive training to its personnel and offering theircustomers a true home experience with fully furnished, decorated,temperature controlled, and landscaped model home displays.
Larrye strived to make opportunities for his entire family to spendtime together to further strengthen their bond of love and kinship.For those extra efforts by him, his children, siblings, and theirchildren will be forever grateful. This success is his mostvaluable legacy. Larrye prized and adored his grandchildren whogave to a new meaning to his life. Being with them, loving thembecame his priority.
A memorial in celebration of Larrye’s life will be held Saturday,March 20, 2010, at New Heights Baptist Church in Summit at 11 a.m.Visitation will be held from 10 until 11 a.m. Brother Rick Kennedywill be officiating with Raymond Griffin, a special cousin andfriend of Houston, Texas; Sherwin Beadle, former Royer HomesCorporate Service Manager and loved friend of Osyka; and KristiMatthews, former Royer Homes Corporate Office Manager and lovingfriend of McComb participating.
An open house for friends and family to celebrate Larrye’s birthdayand his final masterpiece project, his and Patsy’s new home inGulfport, will be held there on Saturday, March 27, 2 until 4p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers garden plants to be plantedin a memorial courtyard garden at their new home in Gulfport.
Riemann Family Funeral Home, of Gulfport, is in charge ofarrangements.
A guestbook may be signed at www.riemannfamily.com.