2006-09-07 / Obituaries

Area Obituaries


Herman LeRoy Mullinix, 85, of Jackson died Sept. 4, 2006.

He was born Nov. 30, 1920. He was a native of Damascus, Maryland. He had lived in Jackson for six years. At age 79, he retired as a security guard at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He spent most of his life as a Montgomery County, Maryland police officer.

He was a World War II veteran and served the country he loved in the United States Army. He was a member of the American Legion in Damascus, Maryland. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson where he was active in the senior adult ministry and attended Sunday School.

Survivors include two sons, Randy (Shelly) Mullinix, Martinsburg, West Va., Tim (Donette) Mullinix, Jackson; one daughter, Rosalie (Bob) Brown, Brookville, Maryland; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be Thursday, (today), Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Jackson with Rev. Brian Jemison to officiate. Burial will be in Damascus, Maryland. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson will direct.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be made to the Nicaragua Mission Fund at First Baptist Church in Jackson or to a charity of your choice.


William A. Flowers, 55, of Jackson died Aug. 30, 2006 at his residence.

He was born July 27, 1951 in Camden. He was self-employed as a logger.

Survivors include his wife, Nora Flowers, Jackson; one son, Thomas Sticher, Jackson; two daughters, Laura Ann Flowers, Georgia, April Flowers, Mississippi; two brothers, Jimmy (Janet) Flowers, Stanley (Fancie) Flowers, all of Jackson; four sisters, Shirley (Rayford) Overton, Grove Hill, Glenda (Burl) Goodman, Dickinson, Angie Flowers, Excel, Denise (Terry) Hayles, Jackson; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. in the Coy Cemetery with Rev. Al Crawford officiating. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Burl Goodman, Billy Champion, Rayford Overton, James Overton, Daryl Overton and Johnny Overton.

Honorary pallbearers were Keith Harbin and Phil Gilchrist.


Samuel Alfred Morgan, 86, of Pine Hill died Aug. 31, 2006 at a Mobile hospital.

He was born April 3, 1920 in Wilcox County. He was a resident of William F. Green Veterans Home in Pine Hill. He was a member of the Pine Hill Baptist Church. He was a retired cattleman. He was instrumental in the forming and building of local churches. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in the South Pacific Area during World War II.

Survivors include one brother, Berrey Morgan, Montgomery, four sisters, Elise Dudley, Montgomery, Doris Smith, Panama City, Fla., Dorothy Thornton, Mobile, Joe Ann Sealey, Warner Robins, Ga.; 15 nephews and nieces; 57 great-nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Smith Morgan, his mother, Philoma Morgan, his father, Oscar Morgan, all of Pine Hill, brother, Ivan Morgan, Montgomery, two sisters, Inez Davis, Catherine, Mildred O'Rear, Clarksdale, Miss.

The service was Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were William "Buddy" Kirk, Kevin Avritt, David Wright, Bobby Rawlinson, Billy Joe Morgan, Paul Morgan, Don Dudley and Zachary Thornton.


Willie James Bryant, 59, of Walker Springs died Sept. 2, 2006 at Jackson Hospital.

He was born Aug. 28, 1947. He was employed in the logging industry as a saw operator.

Survivors include four sons, Willie Lee Bryant, Jermey Bryant, Marcus Bryant, all of Jackson, Jason Bryant, Mobile; three daughters, Barbara West, Jackson, Brenda Perine, Choctaw Bluff, Christina West, Gainestown; two brothers, Curtis Bryant, Anthony Bryant, both of Walker Springs; three sisters, Aldora Smith, Jackson, Bessie Bryant, Walker Springs, Annie Bumpers, Winn; 12 grandchildren.

Visitation will be Saturday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral hour at the Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Walker Springs. Burial will follow in the Hotel Hill Cemetery in Walker Springs. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home will direct.


Bill Ralph Harrell, 79, of Pennington died Sept. 1, 2006 at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation, LLC in York.

He was born July 19, 1927. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He had worked as a machinist for Ft. James Corporation.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Carol Henderson Harrell, Pennington; two daughters, Kay Harrell, Amy Harrell; both of Pennington; grandson, Nick Harrell; nieces, Ann Nelson Clarke and Jane Nichols McDaniel; sister-in-law, Patricia McGuire and family of Gallatin, Tenn.; other great-great-nephews, nieces, aunts and cousins of Clarke County.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Arthur and Daisy Harrell, Fulton and two sisters, Sue Harrell Nelson and Virginia Harrell Nichols.

The service was Sept. 3 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Bumpers Funeral Home of Butler with Sis. Anita Wilburn and Rev. Randy Burns officiating. Burial was in the Henley Cemetery in Fulton.

Active pallbearers were Murphy Clarke, Scott McGuire, Joe McGuire, Nick Harrell, Randy Goodman, Kenneth Koon, Walter Dukes and Carl Jones.

Honorary pallbearers were Dandy Brown, J.W. Dunn, Percy Nichols, Leon Carter, O.C. Cade, Buddy Davis, Dudley Faile, Kathy White, Ann Spears, Al Jordan, Tony Adams, J.D. Norton, Sumter Health and Rehabilitation 500 Wing Nurses and C.N.A.s, Dr. Eleanor Eller and Restore Therapy Team.


Virgin Liddell Morrissette, 79, of Fulton died Aug. 25, 2006 at her daughter's residence in Richmond, Calif.

She was born July 14, 1927. She was a retired teacher with the Fulton Elementary School.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Watkins, Richmond, Calif.; one son, Freddie (Redith) Morrissette, Suison, Calif.; four sisters, Leola Thompson, Letna Gregory, Helen Collins of California, Gency Millender, Moss Point, Miss.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

The service was Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. at Lily Baptist Church in Fulton. Burial was in the Liberty Cemetery in Fulton. Thomasville Memorial Funeral Home directed.


Isiah (Ike) Landrum, 57, of Thomasville died Aug. 31, 2006 at his residence.

He was born Aug. 27, 1949. He was formerly employed at Dozier Hardware for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Fostine Landrum, Thomasville; one son, Tavares Landrum; four sisters, Shirley Ann Green, Mobile, Deloris Washington, Catherine Curry, Louise Washington, all of Thomasville; four brothers, Johnnie Agee, Roy (Ruby) Agee, all of Houston, Texas, Jame Landrum, Tampa, Fla., Reuben Landrum Jr., Thomasville.

The service was Sept. 2 at 12 p.m. at the chapel of Thomasville Memorial Funeral Home. Burial was in the New Greater First Baptist Cemetery.


Doris Virginia Freeman Vann, 27, of Coffeeville died Sept. 3, 2006 in Quitman, Miss.

She was born Aug. 14, 1979 in New Orleans, La.

Survivors include her mother, Deborah Thornton, Coffeeville; one son, Austin Dillion Grice, Needham; two daughters, Whitney Nicole Grice, Needham, Maradra Michelle Grice, Coffeeville; two brothers, Steve Freeman, Coffeeville, Carl Davis Freeman Jr., Needham; half-brother, Seth Nicholos Gross, New Orleans, La.; maternal grandmother, Doris Virginia Preston, Bay St. Louis, Miss., maternal great-grandmother, Ruby Jacobs, Barrytown; aunts, uncles and cousins.

The service will be Saturday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Shady Grove Assembly of God. Burial will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery in the Shady Grove Community. Bumpers Funeral Home of Butler will direct.

Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Gibson, Danny Gibson, Glynn Gibson, Wayne Hearn and Ricky Glynn Mosley.


Jamaury Whittaker, 22, of Walker Springs died Sept. 2, 2006 at Jackson Hospital. He was born Feb. 16, 1984.

Survivors include his mother, Doris Whittaker, Walker Springs; two daughters, Jaliyah Pritchett, Walker Springs, Amauria Creighton, Tuscaloosa; three brothers, Darryl Jemison, Columbus, Ga., John Whittaker, Walker Springs, Christopher Washington, Alma; four sisters, Sharon Jemison, Grove Hill, Shinette Nicholson, Jackson, Keisha Rivers, Gainestown, Janisha Vacca, Walker Springs.

Vistation will be Saturday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. until the funeral hour at 2 p.m. at Antioch AME Church. Burial will be in the Antioch AME Cemetery in Alma. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home will direct.

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