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Obituaries For Sunday, March 28, 2010

Carl Robert Callender

Services for Carl Robert Callender, of Wesson, are 2 p.m. Monday,March 29, at Strong Hope Baptist Church with burial in Strong HopeCemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Services is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Callender, 66, died March 27, 2010, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center.

He was a member of Strong Hope Baptist Church. He lived most of hislife in the Strong Hope community and retired after 20 years fromSanderson Farms. One of his great loves was fishing and he has nowfound himself a better fishing hole. He also loved sharing tomatoesout of his garden with his family and friends.

Survivors are his wife of 44 years, Florine Davis Callender; hisdaughter, Pam Thompson and husband, Danny, of Hazlehurst; his son,Tracy L. Price and wife, SunCha, of Crestview, Fla.; his sister,Eula Jane Harris, of Hazlehurst; and his grandchildren, TrevorDavis Price and Lisa Jade Price.

Steve R. Case

Memorial services for Steve R. Case, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Tuesday, March 30, at Riverwood Family Funeral ServiceChapel.

Visitation is Tuesday from noon until the time of the service atthe funeral home.

Mr. Case, 60, died March 20, 2010, at his residence. He was born onOct. 4, 1949, to Charlie Mart Case and Addie Mae Case.

He was a member of Mission Hill Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Charlie Mart Case andAddie Mae Case.

Survivors are his wife, Linda Lee Case; his brother, Marc VirgilCase, of Sacramento, Calif.; his sisters, Irene Harveston, JewelJordon, Betty Wolf and Kathy Turpin, all of Brookhaven; his specialfriend, Kenny Thornhill; and his special pets, his cats Sissy andBeauregard.

To express your thoughts to the family, you may visitwww.riverwoodfamily.com and click on his name to leave acomment.

Carl Gregory Corkern

Carl Gregory “Greg” Corkern, of Monticello, passed away March 24,2010, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.

Mr. Corkern was preceded in death by a son, Carl Gregory CorkernJr.; his parents, W.C. “Pete” Corkern and Johnnie Fay Corkern; andtwo brothers, Wayne Corkern and Chris Corkern, all ofMonticello.

Mr. Corkern is survived by his wife, Amy Bates Corkern, ofMonticello; a son, Clint Corkern and wife, Sandy Harrison Corkern,of Tupelo; a daughter, Christy Corkern Wallace and husband, RickWallace, of Bogue Chitto; five grandchildren, Alan Corkern, AlexCorkern, Elizabeth Corkern, Josh Wallace and Dakota Wallace; onebrother, Clay Corkern; and four sisters, Pam Corkern, Kathy CorkernWalker (Sidney Walker) Veta Corkern Russell (Phillip Russell),Sharon Corkern Muenzenmay (Doug Muenzenmay), and a host of niecesand nephews.

A memorial service was held Saturday, March 27, 2010, at 1 p.m. atthe Monticello United Methodist Church with a visitation at 11 a.m.before the service at the church.

Riverwood Family Funeral Service was in charge of thearrangements.

Dorothy Faye Ashley Davis

Dorothy Faye Ashley Davis, 64, died March 26, 2010, at 10:19. Shewas born April 12, 1945, in Wesson to James Calvin Ashley and IdaElizabeth Earls Ashley.

Riverwood Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.Services will be held at New Sight Baptist Church at 10 a.m. onMarch 29. Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome on March 28, 2010. Interment will be at New Sight BaptistChurch Cemetery.

She was a homemaker. She was an active member of New Sight BaptistChurch and served 25 plus years as nursery director.

She is survived by her husband, Herbert B. Davis Sr.; her son,Herbert B. Davis Jr. and wife, Darla Davis; her grandchildren,Chansley Hodge, Makenzie Davis and Hayden Davis; her brother,Donald Earl Ashley, of Winder, Ga.; her sister, Louise Ashley Byrd;her brother-in-law, Malford T. Byrd; her sisters-in-law, ElsieAshley, of Wesson, Judy Ashley, of Brookhaven; and numerous niecesand nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, JamesAshley, Edward L. Ashley Sr. and Billy Buck Ashley.

The family is grateful for the care given by her family, friends,her chemo nurse, Beth McDowell, Dr. James L. Moore Jr. of theMississippi Gynecologic Cancer Group and Hospice Ministries ofBrookhaven.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Hospice Ministries ofBrookhaven, 397 Brookhaven St., Brookhaven, MS 39601 and New SightBaptist Church Nursery Fund, New Sight Baptist Church, 629 ForestTrail, Brookhaven, MS 39601.

To express your thoughts to the family, you may visitwww.riverwoodfamily.com and click on her name to leave acomment.

Richard Sheppard Griffith Sr.

: Richard Sheppard Griffith Sr., 68, of Windermere, Fla., passedaway March 25, 2010, at Orlando Regional Medical Center after abrief illness.

He was born Aug. 24, 1941, in Somers Point, N.J., to C. GordonGriffith and Alta Sheppard Griffith. He graduated from North MiamiHigh School and attended Rollins College. He was retired as vicepresident of the Florida Division of Sysco Foods.

He and his family traveled all over the world during his workingyears and after retirement. He was a former resident ofFayetteville, N.C., Banner Elk, N.C., and Breckenridge, Colo.

His philanthropy is evident in every place he lived with his bestaccomplishment being the benefactor of the Griffith Lodge at theBreckenridge Outdoor Education Center in Colorado. The lodge thatbears his family name and its staff has helped thousands of specialneeds children and adults over the years excel at activities beyondtheir normal capacity. The lodge was renamed in 2005 as the ScottGriffith Lodge in memory of his son. He was a member of CommunityPresbyterian Church in Celebration, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, Robert ScottGriffith. He is survived by his wife, Ann West Griffith, ofWindermere; his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and KarenGriffith, of Ocoee, Fla.; his daughter and son-in-law, Robin andKevin Laird, of Brookhaven; and his stepmother, Donna L. Griffith,of Boca Raton, Fla. He is also survived by his beloved Chihuahua,Nacho.

A celebration of his life was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 27, atWoodlawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Nancy Graham-Ogne officiating.Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Al Ibrahim,Joe Bednarczyk, Patrick Counze, Richard Griffith, Kevin Laird andBlake Smith.

Memorials may be made to Community Presbyterian Church or afavorite charity.

Laurie Ann Way Hall

Services for Laurie Ann Way Hall, 50, of Georgetown, were 2 p.m.Friday, March 26, at Stringer Family Funeral Home in CrystalSprings, with burial in Georgetown Cemetery.

She died March 24, 2010, at the University of Mississippi MedicalCenter in Jackson.

She was a licensed practical nurse and enjoyed hunting, fishing,gardening and watching football. She attended Morton BaptistChurch.

Survivors are her daughter, Amy Jackson and husband Matt, ofBrookhaven; her son, Christopher Barkley, of Georgetown; herparents, Thomas and Ann Way, of Georgetown; her sister, SylviaBell, of Greenbrier, Ark.; her fiancé, Dicky Mitchell, of Morton;and her grandchildren, Mary Parker Jackson, Kathleen Jackson,Henley Jackson, John Ramsey Barkley, Hayden Barkley and StephenBarkley.

Lucille W. King

Services for Lucille W. King, of McCall Creek, are 11 a.m. Sunday,March 28, at Eddiceton Baptist Church in Eddiceton with burial inSarepta Baptist Church Cemetery in Meadville. Marshall Funeral Homeis in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service atthe church.

Mrs. King, 72, died March 25, 2010, at Franklin County MemorialHospital. She was born in Franklin County on June 19, 1937, toCharlie and Della Ezell Wallace.

She loved helping people, loved gardening, was a hard worker andalways put others before herself.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her sisters, EvelynHawley, Dorothy White and Lexine Smith; and her granddaughter, AmyMichelle McFarland.

Survivors are her husband, Hilton King; her daughter, Mary AnnMcFarland; two grandchildren; her sister, Mary Hawley; and manynieces and nephews.

Gordon Randall ‘Randy’ Nations

Services for Gordon Randall “Randy” Nations, of Bogue Chitto, are 2p.m. Monday, March 29, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapelwith burial in Wellman Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Nations, 52, died March 26, 2010, at his residence. He was bornon Nov. 11, 1957, to Carroll Gordon Nations and June HartNewman.

He was a boilermaker, welder and mechanic. He was of the Baptistfaith. He served in the U.S. Army.

Preceding him in death were his father, Carroll Gordon Nations; andhis grandparents, Ford and Elsie Nations and Clarence “Pete” andMinnie Brown Hart.

Survivors are his son, Scooter Nations; his daughter, ShareeNations; his brother, John Thomas Nations; his sisters, DeborahNations May, Patsy Coon and Nancy Nations; and his granddaughter,Destiny LaBrana Beard. He is also survived by Debbie Rials Nationsand many nieces, nephews and other family members.

To express your thoughts to the family, you may visitwww.riverwoodfamily.com and click on his name to leave acomment.

Rose Marie Newman

Services for Rose Marie Newman, of Wesson, are 1 p.m. Monday, March29, at Northview Baptist Church with burial in Wesson Cemetery.Community Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home andMonday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at thechurch.

Mrs. Newman, 53, died March 26, 2010, at Hardy WilsonHospital.

Rose Marie Newman was born to Ruby Gilbeaux and Julian Giuard onNov. 5, 1956, in Lafayette, La. At 6 months old, Rose went to livewith her new parents, Wilmer and Emma Newman, in Wesson.

Rose was a graduate of Wesson High School in 1974. She was also agraduate of Copiah-Lincoln Community College in 1991 with a degreein microcomputer applications. She was an employee of FountainConstruction in Hazlehurst until she became disabled in 2007.

She loved spending time with her 10 grandbabies. She also lovedplaying board games with her family members.

On March 26, 2010, Rose lost her battle with cervical cancer hereon earth. The Lord took her home and cured her body. She left thisearth surrounded by her family and loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her mama, Emma Newman; her dad, JulianGiuard; and her brothers, Johnny Mulligan, Billy Davis and RustyGiuard.

Survivors are her wonderful, loving daddy, Wilmer Newman, ofWesson; her mom, Ruby Gilbeaux; her brother, Frankie Newman, andsister, Faye Newman, both of Hazlehurst; her sisters, FlorenceGiuard and Julie Turner, both of New Iberia, La., and AudreyLeleux, of Cottonport, La.; her brother, Patric Gilubeaux, of OceanSprings; her son, Jim Carlisle, of Wesson; her daughters, CrystalCarlisle and Jamie Carlisle McCallum, both of Wesson, and BillieCarlisle Davis and son-in-law, Curtis Davis, both of BogueChitto.

She also leaves behind 10 wonderful grandbabies, Draven Keyes,Krista Davis, Jonathan McCallum, Connor Davis, Sydney Jackson,Malorie Carlisle, Bryce Jackson, Mackenzie Carlisle, LandonCarlisle and Brady Roberts.

Memorials or gifts may be made to Northview Baptist Church orCommunity Funeral Services.