2006-07-13 / Obituaries

Area Obituaries

Brown

Pamela Nicholson Brown, 72, of Jackson died July 8, 2006.

She was born April 23, 1934 in Chicago, Ill. She and her husband, Joe owned and operated Brown's Pharmacy in Jackson from 1966-1998. She was a graduate of Mississippi Southern College with a degree in home economics. She was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority. After college, she taught school for many years before entering private business. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, always putting her family first. She was the world's greatest Cub fan and an excellent cook.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Joe Brown; three sons, Andy (Donna) Brown, Gulfport, Miss., Dick (Lynne) Brown, Jackson, Nick (Mandy) Brown, Ruston, La.; two daughters, Vicki (Joey) Hearn, Chatom, Susan (Homer) Sledge, Cleveland, Miss., two brothers, David Nicholson, Mariana, Fla., Jerry Nicholson, Birmingham; 11 grandchildren.

The service was July 11 at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Jackson. Burial was in Pinecrest Cemetery in Jackson. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Active pallbearers were Andy Brown, Dick Brown, Nick Brown, Joey Brown, Homer Sledge III and Warren Nicholson.

Gaddy

Rev. Dr. Lafayette Shaw Gaddy, 90, of Grove Hill died June 28, 2006 at his residence.

He was born Nov. 7, 1915 to the late Rev. John F. and Linnie Duke Gaddy. He served as a minister in the Methodist Conference of Mississippi for 60 plus years. He was a chaplain in the European Theatre during World War II. While in England he attended Oxford University. He donated his body to medical science and his ashes will be interred in the Gaddy plot in the cemetery in Allen.

Survivors inlude his daughter, Dr. Brenda Gaddy Cornell, Waco, Texas; a niece, Carolyn Daffin, Grove Hill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Iris Spencer Gaddy.

A memorial service was held July 1 at 11 a.m. at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Dave Rhodes, Jerry May and Lannie May officiating. Memories were given by a dear friend, Billy Hamrick. Lathan Funeral Home directed.

Smith

Ivy Ray Smith, 72, of Coffeeville died July 3, 2006 at a local hospital.

He was born April 30, 1934. He was a member of Coffeeville United Methodist Church. He was a retired pipefitter with Brown & Root Construction.

Survivors include his wife, Virgie Dolbear Smith, Coffeeville; one son, Fred Holten Smith, Jackson; two daughters, Teresa Johnson, Mize, Miss., Becky Broome, Hattiesburg, Miss.; one brother, Trenton Smith, Coffeeville; two sisters, Ailean Pezent, Jackson, Mary Alice Overstreet, Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren.

The service was July 5 at 10 a.m. at Union Grove Baptist Church in Coffeeville. Burial was in the Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Tarver

Juanita Guy Tarver, 78, of Spanish Fort died July 7, 2006 at her daughter's residence in St. Stephens.

She was born July 30, 1927. She was a native of St. Stephens. She was a member of Clearwater Assembly of God Church in Wagarville. She was a retired Tupperware representative of 30 years. She was an active contributor of the St. Stephens Nutrition Center.

Survivors include her husband, Melvin Tarver, Spanish Fort; three sons, Caron S. (Betty) Hayes, Ottis D. Hayes, all of St. Stephens, Troy D. (Martha) Hayes, Winn; two daughters, Patsy H. (Morris) Daugherty, St. Stephens, Nita Gwenolia Smith, The Woodlands, Texas; one stepson, Ray Tarver, Fairhope; three stepdaughters, Jean (David) Knizley, Spanish Fort, Shelia Tarver, Daphne, Donna (Carl) Wegener, Fairhope; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ethel B. Guy, her father, Franklin S. Guy, a daughter, Vivian A. Hayes and one grandchild, Tracey Lee Daughtery.

The service was July 9 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson. Burial was in the Clearwater Assembly of God Cemetery in Wagarville.

Active pallbearers were Ed Hayes, George Guy, Dink Lankford, Danny Fleming, Kevin Knizley and Shane Tarver.

Honorary pallbearers were Dan McConaghy, Jim Holland, David (Buck) Knizley, Leroy Perkins, Horace McCulley, Roy Donald, John Gray Moseley, Howard Daughtery Jr., Dr. Steve Furr, Glenn Chestnut, Jesse Gates, Dr. Steve Donald, Darryl Daugherty Sr., Henry Lee Coxwell, Cynthia Howell, Tonya McGhee, Ramona Paniczko, Ramona Love, Susan Reitz and Allen Groves.

Counselman

Sara Frances Counselman, 84, of Coffeeville died July 8, 2006 at Lakeview Assisted Living Facility.

She was born Feb. 20, 1922. She was a member of Ulcanush Baptist Church. She was a retired elementary school teacher.

Survivors include one son, Tony Counselman, Thomasville; one daughter-in-law, Lynn Counselman, Thomasville; one sister, Nancy R. (Grady E.) Deas, Ft. Worth, Texas; three grandchildren, Mark (Karen) Counselman, Tara (Daniel) Walker, Mitzi (Richard) Dailey, all of Thomasville; four great-grandchildren.

The service was July 10 at 11 a.m. at the Ulcanush Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie "Butch" Starks officiating. Burial was in the Ulcanush Baptist Church Cemetery in Coffeeville. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Ben Jones, Kenneth Jones, Larry Jones, Jimmy Counselman, Gary Counselman and Joe Davis.

Larrimore

James Wallace "Jim" Larrimore Jr., 41, of Thomasville died July 9, 2006 at Mobile Infirmary.

He was born July 19, 1964. He was a member of Thomasville Baptist Church. He was a registered nurse at Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville.

Survivors include four sisters, Sylvia McPherson, Vestavia Hills, Susan Douglass, Montgomery, Sharon Snider, Athens, Stacy Larrimore, Marietta, Ga.; uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives.

The service was July 11 at 2 p.m. at the Thomasville Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky Watt and Rev. Bo Rice officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Vineland. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Steve Crowley, Dr. Frank Dozier, Jack Hankins, Brandon Stephens, Tom Stout, Jonah Thomas and Keith Tippit.

Honorary pallbearers were the staff and administration of Southwest Alabama Medical Center.

Megginson

Jerrod Isaac Megginson, 6, of LaCrosse, Va. died July 3, 2006 in Lowndesboro. He was born Mar. 1, 2000 in Mobile.

Survivors include his father, Glenn Megginson, Thomasville; his mother, Deborah Young, LaCrosse, Va.; stepfather, Roger Young, LaCrosse, Va.; two brothers, Patrick Megginson, Andrew Young, both of LaCrosse, Va.; two sisters, LeAnn Vaught, Caitlyn Vaught, both of LaCrosse, Va.; two grandmothers, Renee Brunner, Thomasville, Nancy Howington, South Boston, Va.; one grandfather, Roy Megginson Jr., Thomasville; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service was held July 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church in Thomasville with Rev. Rex Jackson officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Jerrod Isaac Megginson Memorial Fund at Regions Bank. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Powell

Avanell Maness Powell, 79, of Lucedale, Miss. died July 2, 2006 at her residence.

She was born Sept. 15, 1926 in Thomaston. She was a retired motel/restaurant manager.

Survivors include three sons, Reginald L. Lambert, Madison, Leon J. Montgomery, Ocean Springs, Miss., Ralph B. Moore, Mobile; four daughters, Brenda Y. Sealy, Lucedale, Miss., Debbie E. Durden, Bristow, Okla., Wanda D. Stewart, Athens, Pamela A. Hall, Moss Point, Miss.; one sister, Annie R. Sealy, Dayton; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nephews, nieces and friends.

The service was July 4 at 10 a.m. at the chapel of O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville with Rev. Grant McClain officiating. Burial was in the County Line Baptist Church Cemetery in Arlington.

Active pallbearers were Paul F. Sealy, Charles Westley Green, Reginald L. Lambert Jr., Monty A. Wiggins, Michael Sealy and Steve Cochran.

Chapman

Debbie Chapman, 39, of Thomasville died June 24, 2006.

She was born May 7, 1967. She was a native of Grove Hill. She was a member of Thomasville Church of God in Christ.

Survivors include one daughter, Jamela Chapman, Thomasville; seven brothers, Kenneth Hannon, Atlanta, Ga., Craig Chapman, Thomasville, Ted Hannon, Ft. Leonardwood, Mo., Jeffery Hannon, Killeen, Texas, Bernard Chapman, Hinesville, Ga., Otto Chapman, Columbia, S.C., Hilton Chapman, Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters, Barbara Mohammed, New York, Linda Chapman, Thomasville, Evelyn Culver, Atlanta, Ga.; Nonie Robinson, Godmother.

The service was June 28 at Pine Chapel No. 1 Baptist Church of Grove Hill with Rev. Elijah Scott officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Grove Hill. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directed.

Coleman

Idella Maxie Gamble Coleman, 79, of Wiggins, Miss. died June 24, 2006 at a local hospital. She was born Feb. 2, 1927.

Survivors include her mother, Calvert Gamble, Jackson; one son, Myron Coleman, Selma; three daughters, Wethia McConnell, Carla Thomas, both of Wiggins, Miss., Donna Thomas, Leakesville, Miss.; two brothers, Arthur Gamble Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio, Clarence Gamble, Jackson; three sisters, Essie Gamble, Dortha Jackson, Ruthie Jackson, all of Jackson; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

The service was July 1 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive No. 2 Baptist Church of Jackson. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Jackson. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directed.

Jackson

Betsy Ann Pugh Jackson, 49, of Grove Hill died July 8, 2006 at Mobile Infirmary Hospital.

She was born Jan. 16, 1957. She was a member of the A.O.H. Holiness Church in Clarksville. She was a graduate of Coffeeville High School. She was an Alabama Southern Community College graduate.

Survivors include her husband, Calvin Jackson; her father, Willie Sidney Pugh, Grove Hill; three sons, Ottis Oneil Jackson, Bryan Jackson, Ryan Jackson, all of Grove Hill; one daughter, Wanda A. Jackson; one Godchild, Justin K. Scott, Monroeville; three brothers, Jerry Pugh, Thomasville, Rayfus Pugh, Coffeeville, Terrell Pugh, Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Helen Calhoun, New Orleans, La., Susie Pugh, Pearlene Robinson, both of Grove Hill.

The service will be Saturday, July 15 at 1 p.m. with visitation at 12 noon at the Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church in Grove Hill. Burial will be in the St. Luke Cemetery in Grove Hill. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home will direct.

James

Irene Jackson James, 71, of Jackson died June 26, 2006 at Knollwood Medical Center.

She was born May 16, 1935. She was the pastor of Inspirational Tabernacle Independent Church in Jackson.

Survivors include her husband, Dan James, Jackson; two sons, Clifton James, Albert James, both of Jackson; two daughters, Jackie James, Beverly James, both of Jackson; one stepson, Marvin James; three stepdaughters, Shirley James, Evan Gerlean Gaston, Sonya Stewart; mother-in-law, Lillie James, Sunflower; two brothers, Johnnie Jackson, Mobile, Johnny Burrell, Jackson; two sisters, Hattie Jackson, Rosie Jackson, both of Mobile; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

The service was July 1 at Inspirational Tabernacle Independent Church of Jackson. Burial was in the Inspirational Tabernacle Independent Church Cemetery. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directed.

Moore

Sherman Taft Moore, 71, of Fulton died June 29, 2006 at Capitol Hill Nursing Facility in Montgomery. He was born July 18, 1934. He was a retiree of Boise Cascade.

Survivors include children, Bobbie (Melvin) Davis, Marilyn (Freddie) Reasor, Jacqueline Welch, Fulton, Sandra (Alvin) Cheeseboro, Taft (Tabita) Moore Jr., Whatley, Mitchner (Veronica) Moore, Jackson; one brother, Rufus Franklin; one sister, Eliza Coleman; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.

The service was July 8 at 2 p.m. at Spencer Chapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Clausell Boykins officiating. Burial was in the Liberty Cemetery in Fulton. Thomasville Memorial Funeral Home directed.

Active pallbearers were his grandsons.

Pugh

Bernice Chapman Pugh, 91, of Toddtown died June 26, 2006 at her residence.

She was born Dec. 22, 1914. She was a member of Pine Chapel Baptist Church No. 2 of Toddtown where she had served as Sunday school teacher and a member of the missionary society. She was a member of Amies Pride Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #590.

Survivors include one daughter, Lovie Mae Barney, Toddtown; one son, Michael Pugh, Jackson; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

The service was July 1 at 11 a.m. at the Pine Chapel No. 2 Baptist Church in Toddtown. Burial was in the Pine Chapel No. 2 Baptist Church Cemetery. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directed.

Rudley

Jeannette Strozier Satterwhite Rudley, 82, of Jackson died June 24, 2006 at her residence.

She was born Sept. 5, 1923. She was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church of McIntosh.

Survivors include two sons, James C. Satterwhite, Westland, MI, Willie R. Rudley, Grantville, Ga.; three daughters, Claudette Moore, Redford, Mi., Annette Stark, College Park, Ga., Mary Ann Duff, Jackson; one sister, Martha Hazel Strozier, Newnan, Ga.; one brother, James Strozier, Newnan, Ga.; 20 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

The service was July 1 at St. Paul Baptist Church in McIntosh. Burial was in the St. Paul Baptist Church Cemetery. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directed.

White

Will White, 74, of Mobile died June 29, 2006.

He was born May 13, 1932. He was a member of the Corthain Missionary Baptist Church of Mobile. He served as chairman of the trustee board.

Survivors include two sisters, Lemae Jackson, Carlton, Callie Figures, Dayton, Ohio.

The service was July 8 at 1 p.m. at the Corthain Missionary Baptist Church in Mobile. Burial was in the Pine Crest Cemetery in Mobile. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directed.

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