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Carl E. Bell 
WILMER, Ala. 
Carl E. Bell, 65, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, in Biloxi. 
Mr. Bell was sent from the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi to J.W. Curry and Son Funeral Home in Tennessee. 
Regina Fortunata Blaize BAY ST. LOUIS -- Regina Fortunata Blaize, age unavailable, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, in Bay St. Louis. 
Miss Blaize was a native of Pass Christian. She was a retired employee of the Federal Reserve Bank in New Orleans and was a member of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Reginald and Julia Olivari Blaize Sr.; two brothers, Reginald N. Blaize Jr. and John Baptist Olivari Blaize; and a sister, Julia M. Blaize. 
A graveside service was held in St. Mary Cemetery in Bay St. Louis. Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis was in charge of arrangements. 

Ethel Jacob Bonck 
Funeral Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at P.J. McMahon and Sons Funeral Home in New Orleans. 
BILOXI -- Ethel Jacob Bonck, age 83, entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 9, 1998, in Biloxi, MS., following an extended illness. 
Mrs. Bonck was the daughter of the late Lillian Wetzel Jacob Anderson and Edward Joseph Jacob. Wife of the late John Porter Bonck. Mother of June Bonck Ford, mother-in-law of Donald R. Ford of Biloxi, grandmother of Patrick M. Ford of Biloxi and Kathleen S. Ford of Portland, OR. Sister of Laurentine Ernest, Lorraine Steven Young of New Orleans and Gloria Karter Davis of Cherokee Village, Ark., and the late Lillian Wichterich Hale, Erwin H. Jacob, Leo Jacob and Edward Jacob. 
She retired from Southeastern State Insurance Co. after 33 years. 
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral service at P.J. McMahon and Sons, 4800 Canal Street, New Orleans, La., on Thursday, February 12, 1998, at 11 a.m. Interment following the service will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation on Thursday, February 12, 1998, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. 
In lieu of flowers, gifts to the Good Shepherd Endowment Fund at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 2004 Pass Road, Biloxi, MS 39531 are preferred. 

Selma Richardson Carver 
Funeral Services: Mass at 3 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Bay St. Louis. 
PASS CHRISTIAN -- Selma Richardson Carver, 79, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, in Pass Christian. 
Mrs. Carver was a native of New Orleans. She was a member of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Bay St. Louis, was a former Lions Club member, and was a member of Bay St. Louis Senior Citizens. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry S. Carver; her parents, Edward B. and Madeline Roehm Richardson; and three brothers, Edward B. Richardson Jr., Alfred J. Richardson and Joseph Richardson. 
Survivors include a son, Sidney Joseph Carver; two daughters, Gloria ``Meyers'' Strong and Juanita ``Meyers'' Giveans, all of Bay St. Louis; two brothers, Carl Richardson of Marrero, La., and Manuel Richardson of Dennison, Texas; two sisters, Edna Farve of Bay St. Louis and Rose Bamera of Toms River, N.J.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis. A Mass will follow at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery in Bay St. Louis. 

Sister Mary Chastant, M.H.S. 
Funeral Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Bethany Chapel in Lafayette, La. 
LAFAYETTE, LA. -- Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in the Bethany Chapel in Lafayette, LA for Sister Mary Lucretia Chastant, M.H.S., age 79, who died on Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at 2 p.m. at the Bethany Health Care Center in Lafayatte, LA. 
Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Lafayette, LA. 
The Rev. Joseph F. Brennan of Lafayette will be the Celebrant of the funeral mass and will conduct the services. 
Sister Mary Lucretia Chastant, (Frances Ione Chastant), was born March 5, 1918, to parents Julius Harvey Chastant and Mary Isabel Krebs Chastant, in Pascagoula, Mississippi. 
Sister Lucretia received a B.S. Degree in Education from Southwestern Louisiana Institute, in Lafayette, Louisiana; and earned a Master of Arts Degree in Business Education from Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C. 
Sister Lucretia entered the Convent of the Most Holy Sacrament, Lafayette, Louisiana, on January 8, 1937, and pronounced perpetual vows on August 15, 1941. She just celebrated her 60th Anniversary as a Sister of the Most Holy Sacrament on October 11, 1997 in Lafayette, Louisiana. 
The first several years of her teaching ministry were spent in elementary classes in Crowley, Louisiana and then in Birmingham, Alabama. Since 1942, Sister taught in St. Michael's, Crowley, Louisiana four years; Annunciation High, New Orleans, Louisiana for 19 years; and Our Lady of Victories, Pascagoula, Mississippi for 10 years. 
When retiring from the classroom in 1975, Sister Lucretia then assisted in the parochial school and parish performing secretarial and pastoral duties as Minister to Elderly and CCD Teacher. She was Secretary for the Administrative Council of the Sisters of the Most Holy Sacrament for six years in the '60s. Sister Lucretia frequently was called upon during her years in various ministries to serve as secretary in the education field, parish and civic organizations. 
Since 1994, Sister Lucretia has resided at Bethany Health Care Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. 
She is survived by one sister, Mary Louise Morgan of Pascagoula, Miss.; one brother, J.W. Chastant and his wife, Joan of Ocean Springs; Miss., and their children, Paul, Pierre, Quinn and Andrew; one niece, Pat Walley and her son Shawn Freeman of Pascagoula, Miss.; two nephews, J.O. Guice and wife, Connie and family of Pass Christian, Miss., and Robert Guice and his wife, Tina and family of Germany; and other relatives and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one nephew, Jim Guice. 
A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. 
Visiting hours will be observed from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Wednesday at the Martin and Castille Funeral Home and on Thursday from 8 a.m. at the Bethany Chapel, until time of services. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sister Lucretia's name may be made to the Sisters of the Most Holy Sacrament Retirement Fund, P.O. Box 90037, Lafayette, LA 70509. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Martin and Castille Funeral Home, Inc. of Lafayette, LA. 

Dale Allen Clink 
GULFPORT -- Dale Allen Clink, 42, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, in St. Cloud, Minn. 
Arrangements are incomplete at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North in Gulfport. 

Irene Melinda Dawley 
Funeral Services: Memorial at 11 a.m. Thursday in Crestlawn Memorial Park in Ocean Springs. 
GAUTIER -- Mrs. Irene Melinda Dawley, 74, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, in Biloxi. 
Mrs. Dawley was born Oct. 2, 1923, in Clarksdale, Texas, and was a retired truck driver. 
Survivors include her husband, John Dawley of Gautier; two daughters, Deborah Atkins of Florence and Sandra Joyce Bradford of Ark.; a son, John W. Dawley of Jacksonville, Fla.; four sisters, Leigh Gardiner of Calif., Ann Harris, Romanizia Thomasson and Mattie Lou Williams, all of Georgia; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Crestlawn Memorial Park in Ocean Springs. Holder-Wells Funeral Home in Moss Point is in charge of arrangements. 

Hersie Duck 
VANCLEAVE -- Hersie Duck, 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, in Biloxi. 
Mr. Duck was sent from the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi to Chandler Funeral Home in Vernon, Ala. 

James Paul Duffy 
GULFPORT -- Mr. James Paul Duffy, 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, in Biloxi. 
Arrangements are incomplete at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport. 

Oscar H. Ford Sr. 
Funeral Services: 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue in Gulfport. 
GULFPORT -- Oscar H. Ford Sr., 80, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, in Gulfport. 
Mr. Ford was a native of Braxton and had been a resident of the Ms. Gulf Coast for over 50 years. He retired as vice president of construction after 34 years with Roy Anderson Contractors, Inc., was a member of First Baptist Church in Gulfport, was a Scout leader, and was a member of Associated General Contractors of America. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Ford; his first wife, Blanche Melton Ford; a sister, Maude Speight; and five brothers, Malcolm, Casper, Cecil, James ``J.D.'' and Aubry Ford. 
Survivors include his wife, Eva S. Ford of Gulfport; two sons, Oscar ``Harris'' Ford Jr. of Long Beach and Gerald Ford of Gulfport; three daughters, Sandra Stepp of Long Beach, Marie Burrus of St. Louis and Sharon Dillard of Florence, Ala.; two stepsons, Ricky Schultz of Ocean Springs and Martin ``Punkin'' Schultz of Gulfport; a stepdaughter, Patti Aldridge of Houston, Texas; three sisters, Zelma Hall of Belzoni, Ila McCleave of Pearl and Peggy McKinnon of Cypress, Texas; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue in Gulfport. A service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Gulfport. 

William A. Fortner Jr. 
Funeral Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. 
GULFPORT -- William A. ``Billy'' Fortner Jr., 50, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, in Venezuela. 
Mr. Fortner was a native of Biloxi and a longtime resident of the Coast. He was a Catholic. 
He was preceded in death by his father, William A. Fortner; and his grandparents, C. ``Black'' and Agnes Vallo, and Frank and Stella Fortner. 
Survivors include his wife, Abbie Fortner of Gulfport; a daughter, Kay Daneault of D'Iberville; his mother, Doris Fortner of Ocean Springs; three sisters, Sandra Moore of Pascagoula, Carol Hebert and Pamela Fortner, both of Ocean Springs; three brothers, Randall Fortner of Ocean Springs, Johnny Fortner of Vancleave and Frank Fortner of Bonaire, Ga.; and a grandchild. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. A service will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with burial in Biloxi City Cemetery. 

Jeremy Scott Green 
PICAYUNE -- Jeremy Scott Green, 15, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, in Picayune. 
Jeremy was a native of Slidell and was a student at Picayune Memorial High School. 
Survivors include his parents, Kenneth A. Green II and Paula D. Johnson Green, both of Picayune; his maternal grandmother, Norma Johnson of Carriere; his paternal grandfather, Kenneth A. Green of Picayune; and two sisters, Shelby Green and Angie Cross, both of Picayune. 
A service was held Tuesday evening at Picayune Funeral Home with burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. 

Artie G. Hampton 
Funeral Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. 
LUMBERTON -- Artie G. Hampton, 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, in Biloxi. 
Mr. Hampton was a resident of the community for a year. He was a life member of the following: American Legion Post No. 119, D.A.V. Post of Gulfport, VFW Post 6731, and Magnolia Lodge No. 120 F&AM. He was stationed in Iceland during World War II. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lottie B. Hampton; and his parents, Louis and Ida Hampton. 
Survivors include a son, Emmer G. ``Gil'' Hampton of Lumberton; a grandchild, Christopher Michael Hampton of Lumberton; and two great-grandchildren, Christopher Ray and Victoria Hampton of Lumberton. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with burial in Biloxi National Cemetery. 

Louise O. Henson 
Funeral Services: Graveside at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph at Rotten Bayou Cemetery in Hancock County. 
WAVELAND -- Louise O. Henson, 74, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, in Waveland. 
Ms. Henson was a native of Folksville, Ala. She was a member of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church and was a retired seamstress. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ellie Winsett Henson; her husband, Gene Massey; and a brother, Bill Henson. 
Survivors include three daughters, Teresa Rowell of Waveland, Detta Azzarella and Genia Azzarella, both of LaHabra, Calif.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph at Rotten Bayou Cemetery in Hancock County. Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis is in charge of arrangements. 

William Hodgins III 
BAY ST. LOUIS -- William ``Bill'' Hodgins III, 70, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, in Bay St. Louis. 
Arrangements are incomplete at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis. 

John James Jodoin 
Funeral Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Holder-Wells Funeral Home chapel in Moss Point. 
PASCAGOULA -- John James ``J.J.'' Jodoin, 74, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, in Pascagoula. 
Mr. Jodoin was born May 8, 1923, in Trenton, N.J. He was a retired pipefitter and was owner of J.J. Rag's. 
He was preceded in death by his father, George E. Jodoin. 
Survivors include his wife, Eva Jodoin of Pascagoula; his mother, Christine Jodoin of Lantana, Fla.; a sister, Estelle Leiburder of Del Ray Beach, Fla.; a brother, Bernard Jodoin of West Germany; a son, James Redd of Lucedale; three daughters, Beth Nelson of Big Point, Brenda Barber of Taylorsville and Ruth Hockett of Pensacola; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Holder-Wells Funeral Home in Moss Point. A service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with burial to follow in Rosedale United Methodist Church Cemetery in Jackson County. 

Mary Johnston 
BAY ST. LOUIS -- Mary Johnston, 49, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, in Gulfport. 
Arrangements are incomplete at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis. 

Kathrine Ann Langley 
Funeral Services: 1 p.m. today at Picayune Funeral Home chapel. 
PICAYUNE -- Kathrine Ann Langley, 47, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, in Picayune. 
Mrs. Langley was a native of Tuscaloosa, Ala. She was a cashier and was of the Baptist faith. 
Survivors include her husband, Glenn J. Langley of Walkai Bluff community; two daughters, Denise Wilkinson of Pearlington and Kathy Lossett of Carriere; a sister, Mable Booth of Tuscaloosa; and four grandchildren. 
A service will be at 1 p.m. today at the chapel of Picayune Funeral Home, where friends may call two hours before the service. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Picayune. 

Edward Lindsey 
GULFPORT -- Edward Lindsey, 89, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, in Biloxi. 
Arrangements are incomplete at the Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue in Gulfport. 

W.W. McHenry 
Funeral Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home chapel in Wiggins. 
WIGGINS -- Mr. W.W. ``Jack'' McHenry, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, in Pascagoula. 
Mr. McHenry was a retired restaurant owner and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wiggins. 
Survivors include a daughter, Jackie McHenry Mason of Brandon; a son, Donald Batson McHenry of Gautier; a brother, Dr. Gordon McHenry of Wiggins; a sister, Delores Mauldin of McHenry; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins. A service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with burial in Thomas Price Cemetery in Wiggins. 

Lena Blount Morris 
Funeral Services: 3 p.m. Thursday at Berea United Methodist Church in South Carolina. 
BETHERA, S.C. -- Lena Blount Morris, 70, of Bethera, S.C., died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, in Charleston. 
Mrs. Morris was born in Glenn County, Ga. She was a retired Berkeley County Schools cafeteria worker and was a member of Quimby Pentecostal Holiness Church. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron L. Morris; and her parents, Horace Blount and Ida Turner Blount. 
Survivors include three sons, Wayne H. Morris of Long Beach, A.L. Morris Jr. and Tyrone L. Morris, both of Goose Creek, S.C.; four daughtars, Loretta M. Owings of Columbia, S.C., Evelyn M. Timidaiski of Bay St. Louis, Linda M. Wendel of Union, S.C., and Annette M. Morris of Bethera; a sister, Myrtle B. Melville; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. 
A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Berea United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Russell Funeral Chapel in Moncks Corner, S.C., is in charge of arrangements. 

Charles H. Murphy 
BILOXI -- Charles H. Murphy, 79, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, in Biloxi. 
Arrangements are incomplete Riemann Funeral Home, Beauvoir Road in Biloxi. 

Lillie Laverne Ellis Oswalt 
Funeral Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Eastside Assembly of God Church. 
ORANGE GROVE -- Lillie Laverne ``Miss Lillie'' Ellis Oswalt, 77, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, in Mobile. 
Mrs. Oswalt was born May 11, 1920, in Tanner-Williams, Ala. She was a homemaker and was a member of Kreole Free Holiness Church. 
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Beatrice Bosarge and Vonciel Bosarge; two brothers, Rudolph ``Bud'' Maples and Fines Maples; a daughter, Delores Ellis; and a granddaughter, Felecia Young. 
Survivors include her husband, Edwin Oswalt of Orange Grove; three sons, F.A. Ellis and Eddie Steven Ellis, both of Orange Grove, and Franco Ellis of Vancleave; a daughter, Betty Hester of Grand Bay, Ala.; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Allan John Watson Jr. 
Funeral Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Peter's by the Sea Episcopal Church in Gulfport. 
GULFPORT -- Allan John ``Jack'' Watson Jr., 89, died Sunday, Feb. 8, in Gulfport. 
Mr. Watson was born Aug. 11, 1908, in Biloxi. He retired from Ms. Power Company after 43 years of service in 1978. He was a member of the Mississippi and National Societies of Professional Engineers, was a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, received the Edison Award, and was an advisory director of Hancock Bank in Gulfport. Mr. Watson was an Episcopalian and a vestryman at Church of the Redeemer in Biloxi. He then became a member of St. Peter's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Gulfport. He was a longtime member of the Gulfport Yacht Club. 
Mr. Watson was preceded in death by his parents, Allan John Watson and Nell White Watson; and a sister, Mary Ellen Watson. 
He is survived by his wife, Martha Jeanne Doty Watson; a daughter, Maria Louise Watson; a son, Allan John Watson III, both of Gulfport; and a brother, William White Watson of New Augusta. 
Burial will be private. A memorial Eucharist will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Peter's by-the-Sea Episcopal, where friends may call for 30 minutes before the service. 
The family prefers memorials to St. Peter's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 3100 W. Beach Blvd., Gulfport, MS 39501; or to Mississippi State University where an electrical engineering scholarship is being established in his memory. Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport is in charge of arrangements. 

W.D. Wiles 
Funeral Services: 9 a.m. Thursday at Thibodaux Funeral Home in Thibodaux, La. 
THIBODAUX, LA. -- ``Coach'' W.D. Wiles, 74, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, in Thibodaux. 
Mr. Wiles was a native of Kosciusko. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dee and Inez Caldwell; a brother, Lloyd Wiles; and three sisters, Mary Dukes, Sarah Wiles and Lois Shuler. 
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth and Harold Wiles; two daughters, Paula Hotard and Rickie G'sell; a brother, Kelly Wiles; a sister, Billie King; and five grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 tonight at Thibodaux Funeral Home chapel in Thibodaux. A service will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where friends may call an hour before service time. Burial will be in Biloxi National Cemetery. 

James Earl Williams Jr. 
Funeral Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount Bethel Baptist Church in Gulfport. 
GULFPORT -- James Earl ``Jr. C'' Williams Jr., 24, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, in Poplarville. 
Mr. Williams was born Aug. 15, 1973, in Oceanside, Calif. 
Survivors include his father, James E. Williams Sr. of San Diego; his mother, Mary Elaine Williams Holmes and stepfather, Stanley Holmes, both of Gulfport; a son, James DeShawn Williams of Los Angeles; a daughter, Javanna A. Sims of Tylertown; a sister, Katherine D. Fleming of Richmond, Calif.; and his grandmothers, Etta Mae Williams and Allean Smith, both of Gulfport. 
A service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount Bethel Baptist Church in Gulfport, where friends may call an hour before service time. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Gardens, 28th Street in Gulfport. J.T. Hall Funeral Home in Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.

Harold Ronald Blanton
PIKETON, Ohio -- Harold Ronald Blanton, 48, died Thursday, July 23, 1998. 
Mr. Blanton was a native of Chillicothe, Ohio, and was an instrumentation technician in construction. 
Mr. Blanton was sent from Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis to Botkin Funeral Home in Waverly, Ohio, for services and burial. 

Katie S. Cambre 
Funeral Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Baldwin-Lee Chapel of Breeland Funeral Home in Pearl. 
BRAXTON -- Katie S. Cambre, 70, of Braxton, died Monday, July 27, 1998, of respiratory failure at Miss. Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. 
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 1998, at Baldwin-Lee Chapel of Breeland Funeral Home in Pearl with interment in Floral Hills Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and a rosary service is at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. 
A native of Union, Mrs. Cambre lived in Gulfport for 35 years before moving to Braxton in 1989. Before retiring she worked for Gulfshores, Inc., as a convention coordinator. She was a communicant of St. Stevens Catholic Church in Magee. 
Survivors include a son, Michael P. Cambre of Gulfport; a daughter, Suzanne Marie McDonald of Pass Christian; brothers James Savell of Lafayette, La., Charles Savell of Braxton, Bernard Savell of Union and Edward Earl Jones of Crossville, Tenn.; and four grandchildren. 

Louise Bailey Cantrell 
Funeral Services: Memorial service at 2 p.m. today at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Ocean Springs. 
SALT LAKE CITY -- Francis Louise Bailey Cantrell died of cancer in her home in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday, July 25th. 
Mrs. Cantrell, born July 14, 1924, in East St. Louis, Ill, resided for 32 years in Biloxi, where she and her husband Cree raised four children. Having attended City Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis, Mrs. Cantrell worked for 12 years in the emergency room of Memorial Hospital at Gulfport. 
While working and raising a family, Mrs. Cantrell was an active member of Beauvoir Methodist Church. She participated in civil rights advocacy activities in the 1960s, holding membership in the Council on Human Relations and on the Board of the Head Start Program. 
Mrs. Cantrell's interest in genealogy led the Cantrells to relocate to Salt Lake City, where she assisted many families in researching their family histories. Her continuing interest in justice and environmental issues led the Cantrells to join the First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City. During this 13 year period, Mrs. Cantrell and her husband actively opposed the proliferation of nuclear weapons and volunteered in a One on One program to teach English as a second language to fifth- and sixth-grade pupils in a school where students speak 27 native languages. Mrs. Cantrell, knowledgeable about health care and social issues, continued her advocacy efforts until her final days. 
Mrs. Cantrell is survived by her husband Cree, to whom she was married for 54 years; and by her children, Dick Cantrell and wife Mary, Steve Cantrell and wife Donna, all of Biloxi, Pat Cantrell and wife Pam of Hattiesburg, and daughter Susie Cantrell Maltby and husband Mike of Salt Lake City. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, extended family and many loving friends. 
The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Ocean Springs. A reception for friends and family will be held immediately following the service at St. John Episcopal Parish House also located on Porter Avenue. 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial gifts to Back Bay Mission, United Church of Christ, 1012 Division Street, Biloxi, MS 39430. 

Hildegard Ferguson 
Funeral Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Riemann Funeral Home Chapel, Beauvoir Road, Biloxi. 
BILOXI -- Hildegard Ferguson, 72, died Saturday, July 25, 1998, in Biloxi. 
Mrs. Ferguson was a native of Neunz, Germany, and had been a resident of Biloxi since 1974. She was a homemaker and was a lifelong volunteer for the U.S. Air Force Family Services. 
She was preceded in death by a son, Wilhelm E. Ferguson. 
Survivors include her husband, George H. Ferguson of Biloxi; a brother, Johannes Ronge; four sisters, Helen Kirste, Margaret Ronge, Elizabeth Laudan, and Maria Pohl; two grandchildren, William Michael Ferguson and John Robert Ferguson, both of Wichita Falls, Texas; and one great-grandchild, Tyler Ann Ferguson of Wichita Falls, Texas. 
Visitation will be Tuesday July 28, 1998, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Riemann Funeral Home, Beauvoir Road, Biloxi. The funeral service will be Wednesday, July 29, 1998, at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with burial in Biloxi National Cemetery. 
The family prefers memorials to The American Cancer Society, 182A Debuys Road, Biloxi, MS 39531-4402. 

Mary A. Hudson 
KILN -- Mary A. Hudson, 57, died Sunday, July 26, 1998, in Kiln. 
Arrangements are incomplete at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis. 

Viella Sylvia Ladner 
Funeral Services: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home on U.S. 49 North in Gulfport. 
LIZANA -- Mrs. Viella Sylvia Ladner, 66, died Saturday July 25, 1998, in Gulfport. 
Mrs. Ladner was a native of Harrison County and a resident of Lizana. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Lizana. Mrs. Ladner was a loving and devoted mother and she will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. 
She was preceded in death by her infant son, Ralph Ladner; her parents, Loumbias ``Frank'' and Elvinia Necaise; her brother, Bobby Joseph Necaise; and her sister, Elsa Lee Necaise. 
Survivors include her husband, Raldo R. Ladner of Lizana; three daughters, Brenda Wagnon and her husband Sandy, Kathy Summers and her husband Dale, Linda McDaniel and her husband John, all of Lizana; two brothers, J.C. Necaise of Lizana and Marvin Necaise of Pass Christian; three sisters, Verna Mae Ladner and Barbara Ann Cuevas, both of Pass Christian, and Florentane Edwards of Gulfport; a step-sister, Helen Ladner; her grandchildren, Robert Necaise and his wife Kendra of Lizana, Michelle Beech and her husband Bobby Sr. of Kiln, Malvin Wagnon and his wife Tammy, Kristin Summers and Brittany McDaniel, all of Lizana; four great-grandchildren, Larry Beech of Kiln, Morgan Necaise, Hayley Wagnon and Ashley Wagnon, all of Lizana; and many numerous nieces and nephews. 
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, 11213 U.S. 49 North in Gulfport. There will be a recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. A service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 1998, from the funeral home, with burial in Wolf River Cemetery. 

Bonnie Joe Lambertus 
Funeral Services: A private memorial service will be held at a later date. 
GAUTIER -- Bonnie Joe Lambertus, 79, died Sunday, July 26, 1998, in Gautier. 
Mrs. Lambertus was born Jan. 7, 1919, in Kosciusko and was a member of Hickory Hills Country Club. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie Monroe Lambertus. 
Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Lambertus of Bellchasse, La., and JoAnn Long of North Little Rock, Ark.; a sister, Pauline Patterson of Memphis; and two grandsons. 
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Holder-Wells Funeral Home in Moss Point is in charge of arrangements. 

Willie Mae Lee 
Funeral Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church. 
GULFPORT -- Willie Mae Thompson Lee, 79, died Sunday, July 26, 1998, in Gulfport. 
Mrs. Lee was born May 3, 1919, in Bassfield and had been a resident of the Coast for over 50 years. She attended Rollin Walls School in Jefferson Davis County and was a member of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Scott Thompson; her mother, Ella Dean Thompson; 12 brothers, A.D. Thompson, Hersey Bridges, Lonnie C. Thompson, Vernon Thompson, Earnest Thompson, Reddick Thompson, Noah Perkins, Horace Thompson, R.J. Thompson, Dale Dean, Johnny Dean, and Earlie Perkins; and six sisters, Roberta Pound, Carrie Mae Thompson, Estella Thompson, Emma Line Daniels, Etna Hayes, and Elizabeth Cullpepper. 
Survivors include a son, Willie Ray Lee of Gulfport; and four brothers, Spencer Thompson, Willie J. Thompson, Tommy L. Thompson and R.D. Thompson, all of Bassfield. 
A service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church, where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery. Lockett-Williams' Mortuary in Gulfport is in charge of arrangements. 

Louis Arnold Lightner 
Funeral Services: Graveside at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Biloxi National Cemetery. 
OCEAN SPRINGS -- Mr. Louis Arnold Lightner, 70, died Sunday, July 26, 1998, in Ocean Springs. 
Mr. Lightner was a native of Biloxi and a resident of Ocean Springs for the past six years. He was a Navy veteran and was a Fireman First Class. He was a Lutheran and was employed with the State of Louisiana as an electrician. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elgin D. Lightner and Victoria I. Bellais Lightner; a brother, Vernon L. Lightner; and two sisters, Ura Mae McKeown and Ina Claire Cleary. 
Survivors include his wife, Mary Anna Rousch Lightner of Kenner, La.; two sons, Louis A. Lightner Jr. of Dallas and Andrew P. Lightner of Salem, Conn.; four daughters, Suzanne M. Crise of Monroe, La., Amy J. Rogers of Picayune, Tina L. McMahon of Kenner and Julia A. Keal of Austin, Texas; a brother, E.C. Lightner of D'Iberville; two sisters, June Hermann and Jackie Greenwood, both of Ocean Springs; and 13 grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. A procession will leave the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday for a 10:30 a.m. graveside service at Biloxi National Cemetery. 

Ralph Burton Marshall 
Funeral Services: Graveside at 1 p.m. thursday at D'Iberville Memorial Park Cemetery. 
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Ralph Burton Marshall, 75, died Sunday, July 26, 1998, in Springfield. 
Mr. Marshall was born in Lamar, Colo., and was a former resident of D'Iberville. He was a 20-year veteran of the Air Force and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War where he received five bronze stars. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgetta Fountain Marshall; his parents, Robert B. and Emma Argo Marshall; four sisters, Clara Marshall, Ida Osborne, Grace Whitmore and Etta Belle Ferguson; and a brother, John R. Marshall. 
Survivors include his caregiver and niece, C. Elaine Garton of Springfield. 
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at D'Iberville Memorial Park Cemetery. Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi is in charge of arrangements.

Peter J. Moll 
Funeral Services: A private service will be held at a later date.
KILN -- Peter J. Moll, 28, died Saturday, July 25, 1998, in Kiln.
Mr. Moll was a native of Denver and was a self-employed cabinet maker. He was of the Lutheran faith.
Survivors include his fiancee, Stacey Lynn Guillot of Kiln; a daughter, Ashley Moll of Tennessee; his parents, Adrian and Jacqueline McCleary Moll of Frederick, Md.; a brother, David Moll of Friendsville, Md.; and a sister, Heather Moll of Rock Hill, S.C.
A private service will be held at a later date. Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis is in charge of arrangements.

J. Marlae Olson 
GULFPORT -- J. Marlae Olson, 46, died Sunday, July 26, 1998, in Biloxi. 
Mrs. Olson was a native of Grinnell, Iowa, and had been a resident of Gulfport for six years. She was a high school teacher at Northwood Christian Academy and was a member of Northwood Christian Center in Gulfport. 
Survivors include her husband, Randy Olson; a daughter, Megan Erwin, both of Gulfport; her mother, Doris Detrick of Marshalltown, Iowa; and a sister, Gail Oldham of Golden, Colo.
A service was held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Northwood Christian Center in Gulfport. Mrs. Olson was sent from Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport to Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell, Iowa, for burial in Prairieview Cemetery in Gillman, Iowa.

Morgan John Seymour Sr. 
Funeral Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Biloxi. 
D'IBERVILLE -- Morgan J. Seymour Sr., 75, a lifelong resident of D'Iberville was welcomed into heaven on July 27, 1998, after a lengthy illness. An Air Force veteran, Mr. Seymour retired after serving his country for 24 years. Mr. Seymour was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church of D'Iberville. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alphonse and Effie Seymour; three brothers, Ralph Seymour, Hilton Seymour and J.P. Seymour; a sister, Carrie Cannon; and his infant grandson, Jesse Alphonse Seymour Jr. 
Survivors include his wife, Gertie Parker Seymour; three sons, Morgan J. ``Red'' Seymour Jr., Jesse Seymour, Jerry Seymour; one brother, Jack Seymour; and one sister, Eula Vancourt. Morgan also leaves behind and will be dearly missed by 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 
The Seymour family would also like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the KAFB Medical Center and the Southern Sta-Home Hospice team who loved and cared for Morgan during his illness. 
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 28, 1998, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. Services will be Wednesday, July 29, 1998, at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home chapel where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. in Biloxi National Cemetery with full military honors.
The family prefers memorials be made to the Southern Sta-Home Hospice, 1906 Pass Road, Biloxi, MS 39531.

Sherry Sullivan 
Funeral Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Biloxi. 
BILOXI -- Sherry Wallis Sullivan, 55, died Saturday, July 25, 1998, in Biloxi. 
Mrs. Sullivan was a native of Biloxi and a graduate of Biloxi High School. She was a graduate of Montgomery County Community College School of Nursing in Pennsylvania. Sherry's professional nursing career extended over 35 years and involved work in Mississippi, Louisiana and Pennsylvania. Included was hospital nursing in cardiac intensive care, cardiac rehabilitation and administration as well as long-term care, agency and office nursing, home health, and serving as a therapeutic apheresis clinical specialist for the American Red Cross in Philadelphia, Pa. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie August Wallis and Irwine Fayard Wallis; and her brother, Willie A. Wallis Jr. 
Survivors inlcude her husband, J. Nathan Sullivan III of Biloxi; a son, Jeff Sullivan of Biloxi; a daughter, Dr. Patricia Sullivan Davis of Knoxville, Tenn.; two sisters, Barbara Brindley of Biloxi and Joyce Schabacker of Ocean Springs; and two grandchildren, Kayley Davis and Patrick Sullivan. 
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 28, 1998, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Riemann Funeral Home, Beauvoir Road, Biloxi. The funeral service will be Wednesday, July 29, 1998, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Biloxi where friends may call one hour before service time. The family prefers memorials to The American Cancer Society, 182A Debuys Road, Biloxi, MS 39531-4402.

Louise Elizabeth Swetman 
Funeral Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Schoen Funeral Home in Covington, La. 
MANDEVILLE, La. -- Louise Elizabeth Swetman of Mandeville, La., on Sunday, July 26, 1998. Wife of the late Lloyd E. Swetman. Beloved mother of Charlene Mediamolle of Mandeville, La. Sister of Myrtle Gibson and Betty Jean Peterson. Beloved grandmother of Lee, Amy, Julie and Chris Mediamolle. 
A native of Gufport, a former resident of Biloxi and a resident of Rouquette Lodge in Mandeville, La., for the past nine years. She was former owner of the Lighthouse Motel in Biloxi. 
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral mass on Wednesday, July 29, 1998, at 10 a.m. from the Chapel of Schoen Funeral Home, 1414 S. Tyler St., Covington, La. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 8 to 10 a.m. 
In lieu of flowers donations to Little Sisters of the Poor, 4201 Woodland, New Orleans, LA 70131. 
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