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Edward Virgil Auvil Sr.
Funeral Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Forts Lake Assembly of God Church in Forts Lake.
CREOLE -- Edward Virgil Auvil Sr., 67, of the Pecan Community, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, in Pecan.
Mr. Auvil was born Sept. 20, 1930, in Fruitdale, Ala. He retired from the Army after over 20 years of service and attended Forts Lake Assembly of God Church.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Virgil Auvil Jr. and Theodore Lorenzo Auvil.
Survivors include his wife, Mae Auvil of Pecan; six stepsons, Carl Morgan of Mobile, Steve Morgan of Theodore, Ala., Glynn Morgan of Pensacola, Fla., Ricky Morgan of Houston, Texas, Ronnie Thomas of Citronelle, Ala., and Jimmy Auvil of Birmingham, Ala.; two stepdaughters, Deborah Rice of Theodore and Ann Draughn of Pascagoula; two daughters, Tillie Thompson and Debbie Frazier, both of Citronelle; a sister, Florence Foster of Texas; three brothers, George Auvil of Houston, Howard Auvil of Clinton, Ark., and Carl Auvil of Derry, Texas; 23 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6-until tonight at Forts Lake Assembly of God Church. A service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the church, with a 3 p.m. graveside service in Fruitdale Cemetery in Fruitdale. Holder-Wells Funeral Home in Moss Point is in charge of arrangements.

Frank Ransom Blackmarr Sr.
Funeral Services: Private services will be held.
GULFPORT -- Frank Ransom Blackmarr Sr., 88, of Gulfport died Tuesday, February 10, 1998.
He was born May 13, 1909, in Brewton, AL, to Hamlin Leonidas and Jessie Tippin Blackmarr. The family moved shortly thereafter to Long Beach, MS. Following his schooling in Long Beach and Gulfport, he studied at Auburn University in Alabama. He married his high school sweetheart, Rosemary Killegrew, who passed away in 1992, one month before their 62nd anniversary.
Trained ``on the job'' by his father and two uncles who ran a grocery store in Long Beach at the turn of the century. Frank and Rosemary opened in Gulfport in the late 1930's. Hurricane Camille in 1969 closed for good the neighborhood store. During WWII, he also worked as an electrician for Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. in Pascagoula. A member of the I.B.E.W., he continued working as an electrician for many years.
A great-nephew of Capt. Joseph T. and Melodia Blackmarr Jones, co-founder of Gulfport, he had looked forward to the 100th anniversary celebration of the city later this year.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, William ``Bill'' Blackmarr and Phillip Blackmarr; two sisters, Julia Blackmarr Jones and Lil lian Blackmarr; a grandson, Robert Stacy Philliip Finley; and a great-grandson, Matthew Michael Gibson.
Survivors include a son, Frank R. Blackmarr Jr. of Panama City, FL; four daughters, Mrs. James L. (Grace Eleanor) Lebo of Gulfport, Mrs. Chester W. (Rosemary) Finley of Long Beach, Mrs. James C. (Melodia) Stevens of San Antonio, and Mrs. Daniel J. (Margaret) Moran of Gulfport.
He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, Burl E. Gibson III, Ransom A. Gibson, Rosemary G. Gangemi, Grace E. Gibson, Sarah G. Elchos and Frank I. Gibson, Margaret F. Sartor and Chester Larry Finley, M.D., James C. Stevens Jr., Susan S. Sweet, Thomas Stevens, Frank R. Blackmarr III, Daniel J. Moran Jr. and Gregory Moran; and by 24 great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by a brother, Keener Blackmarr of Mobile, AL.
Interment in Evergreen Cemetery in Gulfport with a private family memorial service.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Alzheimer's Association-Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter.

Edmund J. Bordes
KILN -- Edmund J. Bordes, 79, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, in Bay St. Louis.
Arrangements are incomplete at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis.

Jesse E. Broadus
Funeral Services: Graveside 10 a.m. Monday in Oaklawn Cemetery in McHenry.
STARKVILLE -- Jesse E. Broadus, 82, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, in Starkville.
Mr. Broadus was a native of McHenry. He retired as owner of Broadus Furniture Store in Gulfport, served in the Army during World War II, was a member of the American Legion and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his father, L.S. Broadus; his mother, Arnetta Bond Broadus and two sisters, Florence Savoy and Thelma Palmaniso.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon B. Pate of Northport, Ala., and Victoria B. Ellington of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Oaklawn Cemetery in McHenry. Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue, Gulfport, is in charge of arrangements.
The family prefers memorials to Volunteer Services, Gulfport VA Hospital, c/o Elmer Dickens.

Lucia Conley
NEW ORLEANS -- Mrs. Lucia Conley, age unavailable, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, in New Orleans.
Arrangements are incomplete at J.T. Hall Funeral Home in Gulfport.

Ernest Willie Cowart Sr.
Funeral Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North in Gulfport.
PASS CHRISTIAN -- Ernest Willie Cowart Sr., 47, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, in Pass Christian.
Mr. Cowart was a native of Lucedale and lived most of his life on the Coast. He was of the Baptist faith and was a retired house mover.
Survivors include his wife, Celia Cowart; a son, Ernest Willie Cowart Jr.; two daughters, Tammy Cowart and Michelle Cowart, all of Pass Christian; two brothers, Howard Roy Cowart Jr. and George Levert Cowart; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Cowart and Belinda Fay Cowart, all of Saucier and two grandchildren.
A service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North in Gulfport, where friends may call an hour before services. Burial will be in Standard Sandhill Cemetery in Hancock County.

Denny D. Dennis
Funeral Services: Private services will be held.
BAY ST. LOUIS -- Denny D. Dennis, 65, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, in Gulfport.
Mr. Dennis was a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, and was in retail management.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lifus and Lela Miller Dennis.
Survivors include his wife, Pat Dennis of Bay St. Louis; a son, Michael Dennis of Bay City, Texas; a daughter, Debra Rajoppi of Corpus Christi; two sisters, Rosalie Peters of San Antonio and Jenne Fowler of Webster, Texas.
Private services will be held. Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas B. Gillam Jr.
Funeral Services: Graveside at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Biloxi National Cemetery.
BAY ST. LOUIS -- Thomas B. Gillam Jr., 69, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, in Gulfport.
Mr. Gillam was a native of Gadsden, Ala. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and was a member of VFW Post 3253 in Bay St. Louis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas B. Gillam Sr. and Bess Ruth Steele Gillam; and a son, Keith David Gillam.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine Kuchler Gillam; a daughter, Stacey G. Chasez of Bay St. Louis; a sister, Betty G. Black of Gadsden and a grandchild.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Biloxi National Cemetery. Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis is in charge of arrangements.

Jeanette Goldsmith
BILOXI -- Jeanette Goldsmith, 47, of 427 Braun Street, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, in Gulfport.
Arrangements are incomplete at Dickey Bros.-Chambers Bros. Funeral Home in Biloxi.

Willie Ann Landrum
Funeral Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hazlehurst United Methodist Church in Hazelhurst.
HAZELHURST -- Willie Ann Price Landrum, 71, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, in Jackson.
Mrs. Landrum was born in Lincoln County. She was a homemaker and was a member of Hazlehurst United Methodist Church. She was a member of UMW AN, Eastern Star and the Susannah Wesley Organization.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin W. Price and Annie Coker Price.
Survivors include her husband, Rev. Stanley B. Landrum of Hazelhurst; five sons, Dutch Landrum of Centerville, Texas, Gary Landrum of Columbia, Tom Landrum of Gulfport, Van Salley of Houston, Texas, and the Rev. Wesley Landrum of Noxapater; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at Brookhaven Funeral Home in Brookhaven. A service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Hazlehurst United Methodist Church with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson.

MSgt. Lionel W. O'Quinn
Funeral Services: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Riemann Funeral Home in Long Beach.
LONG BEACH -- Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Lionel W. O'Quinn, 86, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, in Collins.
Master Sgt. O'Quinn was a native of Iago, Texas and had been a resident of Long Beach for 36 years. He was member of Sharon Baptist Church in Long Beach, where he formerly taught Sunday school. He also taught Sunday school at Kittiwake Baptist Assembly. He served 22 years in the military and retired from the Air Force, served during the Korean conflict and World War II, and was also a Mason.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louella Mae O'Quinn; a sister, Vernice Creel and his parents, Daniel W. and Livie Long O'Quinn.
Survivors include his wife, Marguerite O'Quinn of Long Beach; a son, Dwight O'Quinn of Marion, Ala., and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the Long Beach Chapel of Riemann Funeral Home. A service will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with burial in Long Beach City Cemetery.

Lofton M. Roberts
WOOLMARKET -- Lofton M. Roberts, 78, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, in Woolmarket.
Arrangements are incomplete at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North in Gulfport.

Bertha Gengo Schwartz
Funeral Services: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Ann Catholic Church in Clermont Harbor.
CLERMONT HARBOR -- Bertha Gengo Schwartz, 84, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, in Bay St. Louis.
Mrs. Schwartz was a native of Orange, Texas, was formerly a resident of New Orleans and had been a resident of Clermont Harbor for the past 36 years. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Clermont Harbor, St. Ann Altar Society and Clermont Harbor Ladies Garden Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Phena Genna Gengo; a brother, Tony Gengo, and a sister, Katherine Marcello.
Survivors include her husband, Charles ``Manie'' Schwartz Jr. of Clermont Harbor; a son, Dr. E. Ward Sudderth of Marrero, La.; a daughter, Antoinette G. Breaud of Metairie, La.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7 to 10 to night at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis, with recitation of the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. A procession will leave the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Monday going to St. Ann Catholic Church for an 11 a.m. Mass. Burial will follow in Bayou Caddy Cemetery.

Christine Demetz Taylor
Funeral Services: 1 p.m. Monday at St. Paul Catholic Church in Pass Christian.
PASS CHRISTIAN -- Christine Demetz Taylor, 88, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, in Pass Christian.
Mrs. Taylor was a native of Pass Christian and had been a resident for most of her life. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and was a teacher's aid in the Pass Christian School System for 15 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Audley L. Taylor; and her parents, Adolph I. and Mary McDonald Demetz.
Survivors include a son, Audley L. Taylor Jr. of Mauldin, S.C.; two sisters, Isabell Terrell of Pass Christian and Thelma Miller of Biloxi and a granddaughter.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday at Riemann Funeral Home in Pass Christian, with recitation of the Rosary at 12:15. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Pass Christian with burial in Live Oak Cemetery.
The family prefers memorials to the Alzheimer Foundation, P.O. Box 4361, Biloxi, MS 39535.

Guy C. Thomas
GULFPORT -- Mr. Guy C. Thomas, 79, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, in Biloxi.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport.

Lorraine Lott Wilson
Funeral Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue in Gulfport.
LONG BEACH -- Lorraine Lott Wilson, 69, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, in Gulfport.
Mrs. Wilson was a native of Kiln, attended Bay High School, and graduated from Lake Charles High School and Louisiana State University. She was a resident of Lake Charles but returned to the Coast after her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Wilson Jr.; a son, William F. Wilson III; her parents, Andrew J. ``Jack'' and Elizabeth Lott and a sister, Jacqueline Lott Sockrider.
Survivors include a daughter, Lora ``Lori'' Wilson of West Monroe, La.; two stepdaughters, Leslie C. Wilson of New Orleans and Lillian Wilson of Pittsburgh; a brother, Andrew J. Lott IV of Kiln and five grandchildren.
A Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. at Riemann Funeral Home chapel, 25th Avenue in Gulfport, where friends may call an hour and 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Prien Park Cemetery in Lake Charles.

Louise Manuel Woodyear
Funeral Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Holder-Wells Funeral Home chapel in Moss Point.
ESCATAWPA -- Louise Manuel Woodyear, 74, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, in Pascagoula.
Mrs. Woodyear was born March 1, 1923, in Monroe, La. She was a homemaker and was a member of Temple Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Freddie Nelson; her parents, William R. and Estelle Manuel; a sister, Jenny Jones; a brother, William ``Bud'' Manuel and a son, David Nelson.
Survivors include her husband, Leonard Woodyear of Moss Point; a daughter, Estelle Monson of Escatawpa; a son, Charles Joseph Nelson of Mobile; a sister, Johnnie Pogue of Napoleanvillie, La.; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Holder-Wells Funeral Home chapel in Moss Point, where friends may call two hours before service time. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Helena.

Stanford E. Bethea
GULFPORT -- Stanford E. Bethea, 74, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, in Gulfport.
Mr. Bethea was a native of Hattiesburg and had been a resident of Gulfport since 1960. He attended Mississippi State University and was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was owner and operator of Gulf Coast Marine Company and was a member of Gulfport First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Anne Denham Bethea of Gulfport; two sons, Buddy Bethea of Gulfport and George Bethea of McHenry; a sister, Molly Burke; a brother, John J. Bethea Sr., both of Hattiesburg; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Monday at Roseland Park Cemetery. Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg is in charge of arrangements.
The family prefers memorials to Gulfport First United Methodist Church, The Salvation Army or the Feed My Sheep organization in Gulfport.

Goldie Lee Bittinger
Funeral Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Biloxi.
BILOXI -- Goldie Lee Bittinger, 80, of North Biloxi died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, in Biloxi.
Mrs. Bittinger was a native of Jackson County, Ky., and had been a resident of the community for 18 years. She was a Pentecostal.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Carpenter; and a brother, Bryce Felty.
Survivors include a son, Prentiss Durham; a sister, Annie Marcum, both of North Biloxi; two half-brothers, Everett McQueen of Indiana and James McQueen of Kentucky; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
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 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with burial in Southern Memorial Park.

John Edward Ciska
GULFPORT -- John Edward Ciska, 76, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, in Biloxi.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport.

Lucia Antoine Conley
Funeral Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stephens Catholic Church in DeLisle.
NEW ORLEANS -- Lucia Antoine Conley, a retired nurse, died in New Orleans, Friday, February 13, 1998, of respiratory failure. She was one month from her 92nd birthday.
Mrs. Conley was born in DeLisle, MS, and lived in New Orleans for 55 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for over 30 years.
Mrs. Conley was the devoted mother of Antoinette Conley Chevalier of New Orleans; and daughter of the late Eugene and Mary Antoine.
Mrs. Conley was well-loved by her surviving sisters, Vester Antoine Dedeaux and Vest Antoine Dedeaux, both of DeLisle.
Preceding her in death are her siblings, Anise Antoine Dedeaux, Georgia Antoine Dedeaux, Marshall Antoine, Lawrence Antoine, Mary Antoine Martin and Marcelina Antoine White.
She was loved by many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A one hour visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 18, with a Mass following at 11 p.m. at St. Stephens Catholic Church, 25220 St. Stephens Road in DeLisle, MS. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend. Interment will be in St. Stephens Cemetery in DeLisle.
J.T. Hall Funeral Home in Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.

Harrell J. Franko
Funeral Services: 2 p.m. today at Serenity Funeral Home in Mobile.
MOBILE -- Harrell J. ``Franko'' Franko, 60, of Mobile died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998.
Mr. Harrell was a native of Biloxi and a resident of Mobile. He retired from Ingalls Shipbuilding as supervisor for the Westbank Operations Division.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Franko.
Survivors include his wife, Veda Winkles Franko; three sons, Harrell J. Franko Jr. of Pensacola, Roy Norman Franko of Tyler, Texas, and Mark Allen Franko of Robertsdale, Ala.; a daughter, Lucille Franko-Kimbler of Robertsdale; a brother, William ``Bill'' Franko of Pensacola; a sister, Geraldine Franko Moody of Biloxi; two stepsons, Randy Chapman of Mobile and Jamie Chapman of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Rhonda Jenkins of Mobile; nine grandchildren; and eight stepgrandchildren.
Visitation was held Monday evening at Serenity Funeral Home in Mobile. A service will be at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel, followed by interment at Serenity Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Velma Aileen Jackson
Funeral Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, Beauvoir Road in Biloxi.
BILOXI -- Velma Aileen Jackson, 74, died Wednesday, February 11, 1998, in Arlington, Texas.
Mrs. Jackson was a native of Yuma, Colorado, and had been a resident of Biloxi for 38 years. She was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Biloxi and had retired from Gayfers Department Store. She was a member of the Retired Officers Wife Association and was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary, and was a member of the 50 Plus Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Paul Jackson; and her brother, Howard Hansen.
Survivors include two daughters, Paula Allison and her husband, Steve, of Arlington, Texas, and Susan Blomer and her husband, Bernie, of Great Falls, Montana; a son, Roger Jackson and his wife, Sonja, of Biloxi, MS.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Wednesday, February 18, 1998, at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, 274 Beauvoir Road, Biloxi, one hour prior to service time. A service will be Wednesday, February 18, 1998, at the funeral home beginning at 10 a.m., with burial to follow in Biloxi National Cemetery at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.

Edward Emilian Kamarit
Funeral Services: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home chapel, Beauvoir Road in Biloxi.
BILOXI -- Edward Emilian Kamarit, 78, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, in Biloxi.
Mr. Kamarit was a native of Mattawan, Mich., and had resided on the Coast for a number of years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Biloxi, the Masonic Lodge and Gulfport Scottish Rites Body Joppa Temple Shrine. Mr. Kamarit was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Grace Kamarit; and a brother, Frank Kamarit.
Survivors include a brother, Joe Kamarit of Illinois.
A service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, Beauvoir Road in Biloxi. Mr. Kamarit's body will be sent to Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home in Paris, Texas, for interment in Evergreen Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
The family prefers memorials to First United Methodist Church in Biloxi.

Virgil Kenneth McMillan Jr.
Funeral Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at North Hills Baptist Church in Wiggins.
WIGGINS -- Virgil Kenneth McMillan Jr., 71, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, in Wiggins.
Mr. McMillan was an Army veteran and was a member of North Hills Baptist Church in Wiggins. He worked with the Road Department of the state Department of Transportation.
Survivors include his wife, Fredna McMillan of Wiggins; a daughter, Patricia Diane McMillan; two sons, Kenneth Wayne McMillan and Johnny McMillan, all of Waynesboro; and a sister, Gladys House of Buckatuna.
Visitation will be after 6 tonight at Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins. A service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at North Hills Baptist Church, with burial in Simmons Cemetery in Brooklyn, Miss.

Alberta McClellon Maxson
Funeral Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi.
OCEAN SPRINGS -- Alberta McClellon Maxson, 84, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, in Ocean Springs.
Mrs. Maxson was born in Hattiesburg and was a lifelong resident of the Coast. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was a seamstress.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Curtis N. McClellon; her second husband, Floyd Maxson; and two daughters, Betty Joe Kulivan and Agnes Marie Giametta Evans.
Survivors include three daughters, Patsy Fountain of North Biloxi, Dorothy Oliver of Vancleave and Margie Ann Mathers Teele of Ocean Springs; a son, James F. ``Sonny'' McClellon of North Biloxi; 30 grandchildren; 72 graet-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi, with a recitation of the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. A service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with burial in Biloxi City Cemetery.

Gunnery Sgt. Ken Nelms
Funeral Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home chapel, U.S. 49 North in Gulfport.
GULFPORT -- Retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Ken Nelms, 57, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, in Biloxi.
Sgt. Nelms was a native of Mattoon, Ill., and had been a longtime resident of the Coast. He retired after 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corp. and served in Vietnam. He had been employed for many years with Coastal Energy in sales and management. He was of the Protestant faith.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Nelms of Gulfport; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth W. and Sheri Nelms of Ocean Springs; a daughter and son-in-law, Christine Nelms Carter and Nick Carter of Gulfport; and four grandchildren, Jeffrey Nelms, Joshua Nelms and Mandy Nelms, all of Ocean Springs, and Chelsea Ann Carter of Gulfport.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, US 49 North in Gulfport. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Gulfport, with full military honors.

Infant Phillip Hoang Nguyen
Funeral Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Pass Christian
PASS CHRISTIAN -- Infant Phillip Hoang Nguyen, 3 months, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, in New Orleans.
Survivors include his parents, Hoang and Kim Oanh Le Nguyen; two sisters, Susie Le Nguyen and Lillian Thy Nguyen; and a brother, Dustin Huy Nguyen, all of Pass Christian.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Pass Christian, with burial in St. Paul's Cemetery in Pass Christian.

Ryan D. Randall
Funeral Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dedeaux.
BILOXI -- Ryan D. Randall, 20, received his ultimate healing on February 14, 1998, while awaiting a double organ transplant in St. Louis, Missouri. Ryan was a native and resident of Biloxi and lifelong resident of the Gulf Coast. He attended both Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dedeaux and Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Biloxi.
Ryan was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, W.M. and Louise Randall. He is survived by his parents, Rick and Sheron Randall of Biloxi; a brother, Robbie D. Randall of Biloxi; maternal grandfather, John V. Ladner and maternal grandmother, Eula Mae Ladner, both of Pass Christian. Ryan is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be Tuesday, 2-17-98, from 6 p.m. until at Dedeaux School, with the recitation of the Rosary at 8 p.m.
The Celebration of the Funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, 2-18-98, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dedeaux. Burial will follow in Fenton Sandhill Cemetery. Riemann Funeral Home in Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.
Despite his battle with Cystic Fibrosis, Ryan lived his life to the fullest and found joy through hunting, fishing, love of art and passion for family and friends.
The family deeply appreciates all the love, prayers and support through this long journey.

Sheren Annette Richardson
Funeral Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Progressive Baptist Church in Gulfport.
GULFPORT -- Sheren Annette Richardson, 45, of 208 Tandy Drive, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, in Gulfport.
Mrs. Richardson was born July 2, 1952. She attended North Gulfport School and graduated from Harrison Central High in 1970 where she was a member of the band and color guard. She was a member of Progressive Baptist Church in Gulfport and was employed over 25 years with the Navy Exchange locally and in Washington, DC, until her health failed.
She was preceded in death by her father, Luther Fairley; her mother, Sarah Harden Lowery; and two brothers, Luther Fairley Jr. and George Fairley.
Survivors include her husband, David Richardson of Gulfport; a daughter, Andrea Ganzy of Gulfport; a son, Rashad Richardson of Gulfport; eight sisters, Myrtle Bournes of Gulfport, Mary Francis Ray of Washington, DC, Jeanette Harrison of Temple Hill, MD, Mary Alice Coleman of Brandywine, MD, Sandra Jean Fairley, Gwendolyn Fairley-James, Carliss Fairley and Michelle Fairley, all of Gulfport; and three brothers, William White, Eurice ``Papa'' Fairley and Dennis Fairley, all of Gulfport.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at George and Lillian Lockett Memorial Chapel at Lockett-Williams' Mortuary in Gulfport. A service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Progressive Baptist Church, where friends may call an hour prior to service. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Gardens in Gulfport.

Edward Richard Sauter Sr.
Funeral Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home chapel in New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS -- Edward Richard Sauter Sr., 66, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, in New Orleans.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Irene Lillian Wells Sauter and Henry George Sauter Sr.; a brother, Walter B. Sauter Sr.; and a grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Kuepferle Sauter; a daughter, Carolyn Marie Sauter Bertucci; three sons, Dr. Edward Richard (E.J.) Sauter Jr., Michael John Sauter and Gerald Joseph Sauter; a sister, Mary M. Sauter; two brothers, Henry G. (Joe) Sauter Jr. and Robert J. Sauter, all of Diamondhead; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans. A service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel, where friends may call an hour before service time. Interment will be in Lakelawn Park Mausoleum in New Orleans.

Bertha Gengo Schwartz
CLERMONT HARBOR -- Bertha Gengo Schwartz, 84, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, in Bay St. Louis.
Mrs. Schwartz was a native of Orange, Texas, was formerly a resident of New Orleans and had been a resident of Clermont Harbor for the past 36 years. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Clermont Harbor, St. Ann Altar Society and Clermont Harbor Ladies Garden Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Phena Genna Gengo; a brother, Tony Gengo; and a sister, Katherine Marcello.
Survivors include her husband, Charles ``Manie'' Schwartz Jr. of Clermont Harbor; a son, Dr. E. Ward Sudderth of Marrero, La.; a daughter, Antoinette G. Breud of Metairie, La.; two stepdaughters, Marietta Huling of Ocala, Fla., and Yvonne Schwartz of Gulfport; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Sunday evening at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis. A Mass was held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the St. Ann Catholic Church in Clermont Harbor, with burial followed in Bayou Caddy Cemetery.

Kathryn Havens Stine
Funeral Services: 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church of Pascagoula.
GAUTIER -- Mrs. Kathryn Havens Stine, 96, died Sunday, February 15, 1998, in Ocean Springs.
Mrs. Stine was born on January 12, 1902, in West Pascagoula, MS, the daughter of Kate Martin Glenn Havens (Hulbert) and Walter R. Havens. She attended school at Martin's Bluff, West Pascagoula and Pascagoula, Mississippi, and Mobile, Alabama, graduating from Barton Academy in 1918. She was employed by the Indestructo Trunk Company in Mishawaka, Indiana. She was a volunteer with the American Red Cross during World War II. Mrs. Stine had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pascagoula since 1941, where she served as president of the Presbyterian Women. During the presidential campaign of 1964, she served as president of the Jackson County Republican Women. Until the very end of her life, her clear recollection of minutiae was a valuable source of information on turn-of-the-century conditions and the history of the Jackson County area. She will be remembered.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon L. Stine; her parents, Kate Martin Glenn Havens (Hulbert) and Walter R. Havens; and two sisters, Sabra (Mrs. Howard) Davis and Elizabeth (Mrs. Luther) Moore.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Lt. Commander Leon L. Stine Jr., U.S. Navy Retired, and wife, Dixie, of Gautier, MS, and Dr. Robert H. Stine, and wife, Mary, of Pensacola, FL; a sister, Gladys Hulbert Upson of Littleton, Mass.; a stepbrother, Morris Hulbert Jr. of Escatawpa, MS; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; cousins including, H.L. Havens, Elizabeth Guilotte Bridges, Mary Theresa Guilotte Hague, Lula May Guilotte Price, Jack Martin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her paternal great-grandfather, John Havens, was one of the first electors in the state and was the first resident of Vancleave, MS., while her maternal grandfather, James Martin, settled the Martin's Bluff area.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today, with a 2 p.m. church service at First Presbyterian Church of Pascagoula. Burial will be in Crestlawn Cemetery. The Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to The Salvation Army of Pascagoula, P.O. Box 30, Pascagoula, MS 39568.

Clarice Glidewell Weldy
Funeral Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Union Baptist Church.
CARRIERE -- Clarice Glidewell Smith Weldy, 86, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, in Carriere.
Mrs. Weldy was a native of Red Level, Ala. She was a member of Union Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, James X. Smith; her second husband, G.B. Weldy; a son, Richard E. Smith; and a granddaughter, Freda V. Smith.
Survivors include a son, Lavern Smith of Picayune; two daughters, Melba Byington of Macon, Ga., and Artie Stennett of Carriere; three sisters, Lucy Spence of Carriere, Elsa Lee of Picayune and Moree Ann Smith of Carriere; two brothers, Jessie Glydewell of Lakeshore and Robert Glydewell of Carriere; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday evening at McDonald Funeral Home in Picayune. A service will be at 1 p.m. today at Union Baptist Church, with burial in Gipson Cemetery. Obituaries are accepted only from funeral homes. Those under the symbol are published free as a public service and as such are subject to certain limitations. Those under the symbol, for which a charge is billed through the funeral homes, are not subject to such limitations. The Sun Herald's policy governing obituaries may be reviewed at Coast funeral homes and The Sun Herald news department.


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