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Betty Lee Barnette
Funeral Services: 1 p.m. today in Clermont, Fla.
CLERMONT, Fla. -- Betty Lee Barnette, 68, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998, in Clermont.
Mrs. Barnette was born May 24, 1929, in Hinton, W.Va., and was a longtime resident of Biloxi. She was a former clerk for the C&O Railway Company and was formerly employed at Keesler for 25 years. She had been a resident of France, Japan, California, Texas and Pennsylvania, but had retired to Clermont.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles A. and Gladys Taylor.
Survivors include her husband, Clifford L. Barnett of Clermont; three sons, Keith Barnette of Mobile, Kyle Barnette of Yuma, Ariz., and Kevin Barnette of Baltimore; three sisters, Mary Helen Hubble of Cisne, Ill., Nancy Patrick of Hinton and Kyra Young of West Lafayette, Ind.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. today in Clermont. Pivont Funeral Home in Hinton is in charge of arrangements.
The family prefers memrorials to a local hospice.

Benny Walton Bryant
Funeral Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Eastlawn United Methodist Church in Pascagoula.
PASCAGOULA -- Benny Walton Bryant, 77, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, in Pascagoula.
Mr. Bryant was born Aug. 18, 1920, in Waco, Texas, and served four consecutive terms as the coroner for Jackson County. He owned the only ambulance service in Jackson until the mid-70s. He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran and a member of Eastlawn United Methodist Church in Pascagoula. He was retired from Ingalls and was employed as a court bailiff with the Jackson County Sheriff's Department. He was a member of Pascagoula Evening Lions Club, for which he was the first president.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Bryant; and two brothers, Delmer Bryant and Doyle Bryant.
Survivors include his wife, Floydene Kimbrough Bryant; a daughter, Diane Gilbert, both of Pascagoula; two sons, Michael Bryant of Lilburn, Ga., and Mark Bryant of Pascagoula; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula. A service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Eastlawn United Methodist Church in Pascagoula where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in Jackson County Memorial Park in Pascagoula.
The family prefers memorials to Evening Lions Club, c/o Gary Mitchell, 910 Williams Street, Pascagoula, MS 39567.

Patrick Allen Burke
Funeral Services: 9 a.m. today at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport.
GULFPORT -- Patrick Allen Burke, 51, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, in Gulfport.
Mr. Burke was born in Marion, Ind., and had been a resident of the Gulf Coast for 30 years. He was a graduate of Marion High School, attended City College in San Francisco and was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, where he received a bachelor of science degree in psychology. He was an Air Force veteran of Vietnam and was employed on the Alaskan Pipeline. He was a writer, sculptor and local artist. He served on the Board of Directors of ABC Collections, Inc., and was a Methodist.
Survivors include a son, Jason Aaron Burke of Kodiak, Alaska; his parents, Robert F. Burke Sr. and Mary Alice Burke of Marion; a sister, Nancy Ray of Venice, Fla.; and a brother, Robert F. Burke Jr. of Valrico, Fla.
A service will be at 9 a.m. today at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport where friends may call a half hour before service time. Burial will be in Biloxi National Cemetery.

Ona S. Burns
Funeral Services: 9:30 a.m. today at Riemann Funeral Home Chapel, 25th Avenue, Gulfport.
GULFPORT -- Mrs. Ona S. Burns, 78, a resident of Gulfport, died Thursday, February 12, 1998, in Gulfport.
Mrs. Burns, a native of Memphis, Tenn., moved to Gulfport with her husband in 1951. Their first business was a motel, and in 1969 they lived through Hurricane Camille and rebuilt a trailer park and an apartment house. She was owner/manager of Gulf Haven Motor Court and was co-owner of Burnsway Trailer Park. She was a member of the National Motorist Association, and First United Methodist Church in Gulfport.
Mrs. Burns was a very vivacious lady. She was energetic, loved people, and always found some reason to make you feel good about yourself. She never met a stranger and was able to communicate and help you with your problems, a very lovable person who loved her God. The past several years were good to her and her husband, and they visited many countries and saw much of the world.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David Britton Simmons and Osprey Graves; and a brother, Winston Simmons.
Survivors include her husband, Adrian D. Burns of Gulfport; a son, Adrian Burns of Adelphi, Md.; a daughter, Diane B. Henderson of Long Beach; six grandchildren, Charles A. Henderson, John E. Henderson, Joseph B. Henderson, Jason W. Burns, Dorian J. Burns, Shannon F. Burns; three great-grandchildren, Rachel Jane Henderson, Tyler Cran Henderson and Ashley Nicole Burns.
Visitation was Thursday evening at the Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Ave., Gulfport. The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, February 13, 1998, in the funeral home chapel followed by burial in the National Cemetery in Biloxi.
The family prefers memorials to the Elevator Fund at First United Methodist Church, Gulfport.

Douglas E. Cardy Sr.
Funeral Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Floral Hills Cemetery in Gulfport.
BELTON, S.C. -- Douglas E. Cardy Sr., 62, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, in Greer, S.C.
Mr. Cardy was a resident of Biloxi from 1973-1978 and was of the Methodist faith.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Jean Cardy Morris; and his parents, Clarence and Florrie Ellen Beyer Cardy.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis O. Cardy of Belton; a daughter, Mary Sue Cardy of Anderson, S.C.; six sons, Douglas Earl Cardy Jr., Jeffrey Douglas Cardy and Michael Allen Cardy, all of Biloxi, Donald Earl Cardy and Ralph Earl Cardy, both of Gonzales, La., and John Earl Cardy of Woodstock, Ga.; a sister, Dorothy Nicholson of Rockford, Ill.; a brother, Glenn Cardy of Platteville, Wisc.; and 10 grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. A procession will then leave the funeral home at 11 a.m. for an 11:30 a.m. graveside service at Floral Hills Cemetery in Gulfport.

Dale Allen Clink
Funeral Services: 2 p.m. today at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport.
GULFPORT -- Dale Allen Clink, 42, of Gulfport, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, in St. Cloud, Minn.
Mr. Clink was born in Harmony, Minn., and graduated from Pequot High School in Minnesota. He joined the U.S. Navy Seabees in 1974 and retired in Nov.1985 as a Chief. He was employed at Winddance Golf Course in Gulfport and was a member of Fremont Lutheran Church in Cresco, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Dangler.
Survivors include his parents, Charles and LaVonne Clink of Pequot Lakes, Minn.; six brothers, David Clink of Green Bay, Wisc., Don Clink of San Diego, Calif., Dwain Clink of Victoria, Minn., Dean Clink of Pequot Lakes, Daryl Clink of Breezy Point, Minn., and Danny Clink of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; and a stepson, Charles Davis of Gulfport.
A service will be at 2 p.m. today at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport, where friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Wedgeworth Cemetery in Harrison County with full military honors.

Abbie Gregory
Funeral Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Joseph, Mo.
DIAMONDHEAD -- Abbie Gregory, 102, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, in Bay St. Louis.
Mrs. Gregory was a native of Atchison County, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold T. Gregory; her parents, James T. and Ellen Hodgin Brugh; a grandson, Warren Neal Gregory; and four sisters, Nellie Brugh, Minnie Brugh, Emma Freed and Bessie Brugh.
Survivors include four sons, Jack G. Gregory of Rainsville, Ala., Wilbur R. Gregory of Portland, Ore., Roy E. Gregory and James R. Gregory, both of St. Joseph, Mo.; two daughters, Edith M. Holder of Lakeland, Fla., and Thelma L. Hopkins of Diamondhead; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Funeral Home in St. Joseph. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Joseph.
The family prefers memorials to Diamondhead SPCA, 7310 Alu Court, Diamondhead, MS 39525-3909.

Velma Aileen Jackson
BILOXI -- Velma Aileen Jackson, 74, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, in Texas.
Arrangements are incomplete at Riemann Funeral Home, Beauvoir Road, Biloxi.

Jonathan Andrew Jarrett
Funeral Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Picayune.
PICAYUNE -- Jonathan Andrew ``Andy'' Jarrett, 12, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, in New Orleans.
Andy was a native and resident of Slidell for 10 years. He was a student in the sixth grade at Picayune School. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Picayune and attended the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Carriere. He served in the St. Paul's Episcopal Church as an acolyte and was a member of the Boy Scout's of America, Troop 457 in Picayune.
Survivors include his father, Marcus L. Jarrett of Picayune; his mother, Laura Tappe Penton of Carriere; two brothers, David Jarrett of Picayune and Neil Jarrett of Carriere; a sister, Katie Jarrett of Carriere; his grandparents, Blondy C. Jarrett of Dowling Park, Fla., and Jo Tappe of Orange Park, Fla.; and a great-grandfather, Joseph Casella of Boston.
Visitation will be from 7:30 to 9 tonight at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Picayune. A service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with burial in Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery. McDonald Funeral Home in Picayune is in charge of arrangements.

Ellen Josey
Funeral Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ocean Springs.
VANCLEAVE -- Mrs. Ellen ``Nanny'' Waltman Josey, 75, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, in Vancleave.
Mrs. Josey was a lifelong resident of the community and was head cook at the Pecan Park Elementary School in Ocean Springs. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ocean Springs.
She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Arthur Ray Waltman and Robert Ramsey ``Doc'' Josey.
Survivors include two daughters, Tammy Woods and Roxanne Hill, both of Ocean Springs; a son, A.J. Waltman of North Carolina; a brother, Calvin Zeigler of Georgia; seven grandchldren; and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 10 tonight at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ocean Springs. A service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with burial in Crestlawn Cemetery. Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rosie L. Kidd
Funeral Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at George and Lillian Lockett Memorial Chapel in Gulfport.
GULFPORT -- Rosie L. Kidd, 73, of 1718 62nd Ave.,died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, in Gulfport.
Mrs. Kidd was born Dec. 12, 1927, in Montrose and was a resident of Philadelphia for many years. She had lived in Gulfport for two weeks.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Fannie Price; a sister, Theola Evans; and four brothers, Willie Price, Emory Price, Essie Price and Nelson Price.
Survivors include a sister, Odester Harris of Mobile; and two caretakers, Fannie Gibbs and Pat Jones, both of Gulfport.
A service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at George and Lillian Lockett Memorial Chapel in Gulfport where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Garden in Gulfport. Lockett-Williams' Mortuary in Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.

Edward Marion Lindsey
Funeral Services: 2 p.m. today at Mississippi City United Methodist Church in Gulfport.
GULFPORT -- Edward Marion Lindsey, 89, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, in Biloxi.
Mr. Lindsey graduated from high school in Jackson and attended Millsaps College for two years and Jackson School of Law. He was employed with the WPA project as supervisor of research for the cotton stamp program at the Capitol in Jackson and was a teacher of airplane mechanics at Keesler before opening his law office in Biloxi. He later moved his office to Gulfport. He was honored by the Harrison County Bar after 50 years of law practice. He was a member of Gulfport Kiwanis Club for many years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and at one time was Chairman of the Church Board and a Sunday school teacher. He sang in the choir 17 years and was a member of the Methodist Men's Club.
Survivors include his wife, Lydia P. Lindsey; a daughter, Helen L. Dunn, both of Gulfport; and three grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Mississippi City United Methodist Church in Gulfport where friends may call one hour before service time in the fellowship hall. Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue in Gulfport, is in charge of arrangements.
The family prefers memorials to the Mississippi City United Methodist Church.

Joseph J. Matranga Sr.
Funeral Services: 1 p.m. today at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite, La.
OCEAN SPRINGS -- Joseph J. Matranga Sr., 93, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, in Ocean Springs.
Mr. Matranga was a native of Garyville, La., and a resident of Ocean Springs. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a steelworker.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy W. Matranga; and a daughter, Mary Ann Malet.
Survivors include a daughter, Rosa Lea Schemenauer of Ocean Springs; a son, Joseph John Matranga Jr. of Metairie; and three sisters, Virginia Bastian of Powder Springs, Ga., Mary Aspenleiter of Milwaukee and Laura Almerico of Diamondhead.
A service will be at 1 p.m. today at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite, where friends may call from 8 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Lee Cemetery in Amite.

Wanda Jean Pearson
Funeral Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthews Catholic Church at Necaise Crossing.
PERKINSTON -- Wanda Jean Ladner Pearson, 51, of the Necaise Crossing Community, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, in Slidell.
Mrs. Pearson was born in Hancock County and was a factory worker for Pass Christian Industries. She was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church in Necaise Crossing.
Survivors include her husband, Francis W. Pearson; and a son, Clifton Francis Pearson, both of the Necaise Crossing Community.
Visitation will be from 5 tonight until service time at 11 a.m. Saturday St. Matthew Catholic Church at Necaise Crossing. A recitation of rosary will be at 8 tonight at the church with burial in Necaise Crossing Cemetery. McDonald Funeral Home in Picayune is in charge of arrangements.

Lena Fay Rutland
Funeral Services: 10 a.m. today at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport.
LYMAN -- Mrs. Lena Fay Rutland, 63, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, in Gulfport.
Mrs. Rutland was born in Winnsboro, La., and was a retired bookeeper for Jay-Jay Chevrolet and the Gulfport Auto Auction. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lyman.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney Hynum and Linnie Hynum Allison; and her stepfather, T.H. Allison.
Survivors include her husband, Lawrence L. Rutland; a son, Larry Rutland, both of Lyman; two daughters, Renee Ladner of Lyman and Belinda J. Rose of Long Beach; four brothers, John C. Hynum of Lyman, T.H. Allison Jr. of Arkansas, Glen Allison of Leake County and Melvin Allison of Gulfport; and three granddaughters.
A service will be at 10 a.m. today at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Gulfport.

Iris Evans Sellers
Funeral Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Riemann Funeral Home Chapel, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport.
GULFPORT -- Iris Evans Sellers, 64, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, in Gulfport.
Mrs. Sellers was a member of the Family Worship Center in Gulfport.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Timothy and Annie Evans; two brothers, Donald Evans and Charles Dye; and a sister, June Evans.
Survivors include her husband, John H. Sellers of Gulfport; three sons, Jimmy Andrews of Tchula, Mike Andrews and Harry Andrews, both of Gulfport; a daughter, Kay Conn of Gulfport; three brothers, Wade Evans and Dewey Dye, both of McHenry, and Ronnie Dye of Gulfport; six sisters, Rose Keener and Margaret Murillo, both of San Antonio, Frances Cortez of Des Allemendes, La., Alice Bourque, Carolyn Seymour and Illa Perez, all of Gulfport; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Riemann Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport. A service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel with burial in Biloxi National Cemetery.

Oliver S. Barnett
Funeral Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel in Columbia.
SAUCIER -- Oliver S. Barnett, 80, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, in Gulfport.
Mr. Barnett was a native of Columbia and was a member of D'Iberville Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Clara L. Barnett of Saucier; a daughter, Betty Sue Davis of Biloxi; four sons, Howard Earl Barnett of Long Beach, Robert Louis Barnett and Thomas Wayne Barnett, both of Saucier, and Oliver J.C. Barnett of Woolmarket; three sisters, Lucille Flynn of Columbia, Ruby Merrit of Foxworth and Maxie Curley of Bassfield; a brother, George L. Barnett of Columbia; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 10 tonight at Colonial Funeral Home. A service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Milton Xavier Blanchard Jr.
Funeral Services: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes.
OCEAN SPRINGS -- Milton Xavier Blanchard Jr., 42, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, in Biloxi.
Mr. Blanchard was born in Huntington, N.Y., and was a self-employed carpenter. He had been a resident of Ocean Springs since 1969 and was a Protestant.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Bryan Blanchard.
Survivors include a daughter, Stephanie Blanchard of Ocala, Fla.; two sons, Milton Adam Blanchard of Norfolk, Va., and Brian Patrick Blanchard of Woodstock, Ga.; four sisters, Charlotte Kaasa of Oak Harbor, Wash., Beatrice Moses, Belinda Tubbs and Lela Cuevas, all of Ocean Springs; two brothers, Daniel Blanchard of Gulfport and Dale Blanchard of Atmore, Ala; and his parents, Milton and Lela Blanchard of Ocean Springs.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes. A service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel with burial in Swetman Cemetery.

Jesse Broadus
STARKVILLE -- Jesse Broadus, 83, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, in Starkville.
Arrangements are incomplete at Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue, Gulfport.

Andy Carter Jr.
Funeral Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at McLaurin Cemetery in McLaurin.
MCLAURIN -- Andy Carter Jr., 35, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, in Hattiesburg.
Mr. Carter was a native of Hattiesburg and a graduate of Forrest County Agricultural High School. He was a former member of the Mississippi National Guard and was a member of the McLaurin Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Kaylan Carter of Purvis and Taylor Hartfield of McLaurin; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Carter Sr. of McLaurin; and a sister, Laurie Carter of Long Beach.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at McLaurin Cemetery in McLaurin.

Gladys Evans
Funeral Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Riemann Funeral Home Chapel, 25th Avenue, Gulfport.
GULFPORT -- Mrs. Gladys M. Evans, 76, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, in Biloxi.
Mrs. Evans was a native of Howison and a Coast resident most of her life. She was retired after 27 years as secretary for Plumbers and Steamfitters Local (NU)568 and was a member of Burton Memorial Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry McClellan and Maude B. O'Connell McClellan; and a sister, Catherine Louise McClellan.
Survivors include her husband, Jeff W. Evans of Gulfport; a son, John W. Evans of Greenville, S.C.; a daughter, Lynda Evans; a sister, Helen J Pippin, both of Gulfport.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue, Gulfport. A service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home chapel with burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Gulfport.
The family prefers memorials to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.

Betty Jean Faulkner
GULFPORT -- Betty Jean Faulkner, 60, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, in Gulfport.
Mrs. Faulkner was sent from Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport to Elliot Funeral Home in Augusta, Ga., for services and burial.

Norma Jean Mower Gast
Funeral Services: 10 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church in Gulfport.
GULFPORT -- Norma Jean Mower Gast, 66, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1998, in Gulfport.
Mrs. Gast was a native of Cresson, Pa., and had lived in South Bend/Mishawaka, Ind., area for 22 years. She was a homemaker and a registered nurse.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Gast.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas J. Gast of Bell Buckle, Tenn.; two sons, Joseph Gast of Gulfport and James Gast of South Bend, Ind.; a daughter, Kim Lochmondy of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.
A service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church in Gulfport with burial at the Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville, Tenn.

Alton McDonald
Funeral Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Clear Creek Methodist Protestant Church.
WIGGINS -- Alton McDonald, 50, of the Carnes Community, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, in Wiggins.
Mr. McDonald was a millrite in the lumber industry and was a member of Clear Creek Methodist Protestant Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ann McDonald of the Carnes Community; a daughter, Crissy Parker of McHenry; three sons, Gary McDonald of Lucedale and Rob McDonald and Matt McDonald, both of the Carnes Community; a sister, Doris Gandy of Glendale; three brothers, Sonny McDonald and Herbie McDonald, both of Wiggins, and Tim McDonald of Brooklyn; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins. A service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Clear Creek Methodist Protestant Church with burial in Bounds Cemetery in Carnes.

Sheren A. Richardson
GULFPORT -- Sheren A. Richardson, 46, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, in Gulpfort.
Arrangements are incomplete at Lockett-Williams' Mortuary in Gulfport.

Elinor Franklin Sentell
Funeral Services: 2 p.m. today at Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi.
OCEAN SPRINGS -- Elinor Franklin Sentell, 64, of Ocean Springs, died Thursday, February 12, 1998, in Ocean Springs.
Mrs. Sentell was born in Pascagoula and was a resident of Ocean Springs for 25 years. She was a housewife and a Catholic.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Clara Mae Carter and her stepfather, E.T. Carter.
Survivors include her husband, Lionel Sentell Sr. of Ocean Springs; her children, Lionel (Rocky) Sentell Jr. and wife, Sheri, of Ocean Springs, Gina Kostal and husband, Richard, of Ocean Springs, Russell (Rusty) Sentell and wife, Maureen, of Sanford, Fla., and George (Randy) Sentell and companion, Ellen, of Hollywood, Fla.; two sisters, Mary Ellen Sanders of Taylorsville, and Eve Strickland of Kenner, La.; a brother, Johnny Franklin of Long Beach; her grandchildren, Christen Shepard, Sarah Sentell, Ricky and Ryan Kostal, Lindsay Sentell, Stacey Sentell, Robby, Russell, Ronnie and Randall Sentell; one great-grandson; a special friend, Louise Anderson of Biloxi; and a special cousin, Milly Tibilier of Gautier.
A service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, at Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi where friends may call from noon until service time. Burial will be in Biloxi City Cemetery.
The family prefers that memorials be made to Hospice of Light, 4341 Gautier/Vancleave Road, Suite 4, Gautier, MS 39553.

Donald Kay Shelton
Funeral Services: Noon today at Picayune Funeral Home Chapel.
SLIDELL -- Donald Kay Shelton, 69, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, in Slidell.
Mr. Shelton was a native of Columbus and was a purchasing agent for Amstar Sugar Refinery. He was a member of the Church of the Way.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Ada Boykins Shelton of Slidell; two daughters, Donna Guzman and Susan Guzman, both of Picayune; a brother, Michael Shelton of Bogalusa, La.; and nine grandchildren.
A service will be at noon today at Picayune Funeral Home Chapel in Picayune with burial in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Picayune.

Floyd Martin Shepherd Jr.
Funeral Services: 10 a.m. today at Thweatt-King Funeral Home Chapel in Cleveland.
MERIGOLD -- Floyd Martin Shepherd Jr., 81, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, in Hattiesburg of heart failure.
Mr. Shepherd was born April 20, 1916, in Noxapator. He attended Drew High School and was an Army veteran. He retired as manager of Lowery Times Gas Company after 39 years of service. He was a member of Wallace Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mattie Germany Shepherd and Floyd Martin Shepherd Sr.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine F. Shepherd; a daughter, Sue S. Batson of Wiggins; a sister, Mary Dean Williams of Merigold; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 10 a.m. today at Thweatt-King Funeral Home in Cleveland, Miss., with burial in Cleveland Cemetery in Cleveland.
The family prefers memorials to Wallace Methodist Church in Drew.

Connie L. Smith
Funeral Services: 10 a.m. today at Rosinton Road Baptist Church in Loxley, Ala.
LOXLEY, Ala. -- Connie L. Smith, age 88, a native of Conecuh County, AL, and a resident of Loxley died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998.
She is survived by four daughters, Diane Rika of Alford, Fla.; Maudie Wisniewski of Gulfport, Kathryn Greene of Southhaven, and Hazel Ledet of Robertsdale, Ala.; a son, W.C. Smith of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; a sister, Irene Anderson of Bay Minette, Ala.; a devoted granddaughter, Carmen McDonald of Bay Minette, Ala.; 30 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, 1998, at 10 a.m. from the Rosinton Road Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Langham officiating. Burial will be in the Rosinton Road Baptist Cemetery, Loxley, Ala. Funeral arrangements by Mack Funeral Home, Inc., Highway 59, Robertsdale, Ala.

Claude W. Vereen Sr.
BILOXI -- Claude Washington Vereen Sr., 76, of 425 Fayard St., died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, in Biloxi.
Mr. Vereen was a native of Cohay and had been a resident of Biloxi for more than 70 years. He attended Biloxi Colored High School and served in the U.S. Army. He was retired from the L&N Railroad and from Civil Service at the Biloxi V.A. He was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Johnnie Brady Vereen; his wife, Dorothy Miller Vereen; four sisters, Ruby Vereen Booker, Ella Vereen Grayer, Zettie Vereen Brandon, and Mary Vereen Burns; and a brother, Wardell Vereen Sr.
Survivors include seven daughters, Claudette Vereen Quinn of Glendale, Ariz., Kathleen Needham of Las Vegas, Marcia Vereen, Deborah Vereen Clark, Sandra Vereen and Diane Vereen, all of Biloxi, and Michelle Vereen Hampton of Gulfport; four sons, Claude W. Vereen Jr. of Gulfport, Don C. Vereen of Biloxi, Anthony Vereen of Hammond, La., and Steven Vereen of Houston; three sisters, Norweda V. Carter of Atlanta, Juanita V. Daniels of Biloxi and Bettye V. Floyd of Opelika, Ala.; two brothers, Roosevle Vereen of Biloxi and Donald R. Vereen of Alexandria, Va.; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
A service was be at 1 p.m. Friday at New Bethel Baptist Church in Biloxi. Interment followed the service will in Biloxi Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Richmond Funeral Home in Biloxi.


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