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Name of Deceased: EVELYN HARRIET McLEMORE BRANNAN

Newspaper: George County Times -- January 30 2014

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Evelyn Harriet Brannan, 86, of Lucedale on Saturday, January 25, 214, at 11 a.m. at George County Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment followed in Rocky Creek Cemetery with Rev. Larry Havard officiating the services.
A George County Supervisor and a member of the Methodist faith, she died January 21. She was born April 2, 1927 in Jones County.
She is survived by her grandsons Jared Brannan of Lucedale, Lance Brannan of Biloxi, David Holman of Conway, Ark.; granddaughters Jessica (Keith) Finch, Jacqueline (Tony) Cochran, both of Lucedale, Meisha Brannan of Tampa, Fla., Leigh Green of Biloxi, Dana Clark, Kay Huey, Delinda Seals, Cheryl Martin, Lisa Eubanks, Angie Kring, Cindy Toney; 14 great grandchildren; and brothers Bascom McLemore and Burnell McLemore.
She was preceded in death by her husband K. M. "Snooks" Brannan; sons Larry Brannan, Lonnie Brannan, Jerald Brannan; great grandson Keaton Finch; parents Zachary Taylor and Lenora Ursula Sumrall McLemore; brothers Lionel McLemore, and Gordan McLemore; and sisters Euna Griffin, Melna Howell, Merle Beavers and Rachel Odle.
Pallbearers included Kevin Davis, Lee Davis, Wayne Davis, Gordon Davis, Tyler Holifield, Conner Dunlop and Justin Brannan.
George County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: HAZEL MARTEAL O'NEAL BRELAND
Newspaper: George County Times -- December 26, 2013

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Hazel M. Breland, 86, of Lucedale on Sunday, December 22, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Wiggins.
Interment followed in Fairley Cemetery.
A homemaker and a member of Little Sweet Water Baptist Church, she died December 20.
She is survived by her children Mildred (Gale) Hunt of Perkinston, Sue Goff of Benndale, Bennie (Debbie) Breland and Nan (Tommy) Hilbun, both of Lucedale; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sister Linda Rae Walker of Lucedale.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ottis K. Breland, daughter Donna Merle Breland, son-in-law Larry Goff, parents C. L. O'Neal and Lizzie Moore O'Neal and brother Shorty O'Neal.
Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sparrow Hills Chapel.

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Name of Deceased: EDGAR EULESTER BRADLEY

Newspaper: George County Times -- July 11, 2013

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services will full military honors were held for Edgar Eulester Bradley, 74, of Lucedale on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 12 noon at Sigler Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment followed in Bexley Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Larry Havard officiating the services.
A veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and a member of Bexley Baptist Church, he died July 1, in Biloxi. He was born October 9, 1938 in Batesville.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nelda (Fairley) Bradley; daughter Regenna L. Davis; sons Shelton E. Bradley, Lynn E. (Barbara) Bradley, Glynn E. (Ronda) Bradley; grandchildren Nicki (Destry) Ray, Michael Davis, Brandon Davis, Lance Bradley, Alexis Bradley, Sarah Bradley, Nathan Bradley and stormy Bradley; great granddaughter Alina Maxie Ray; and sister Dora Howard.
Pallbearers included Shelton Bradley, Lynn Bradley, Glynn Bradley, Michael Davis, Brandon Davis and Chris Fairley.
Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: TOMMY LEE BRAZELL

Newspaper: George County Times -- September 5, 2013

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Tommy Lee Brazell, 53, of Lucedale on Saturday, August 31, 213, at 12 noon at Tanner's Chapel United Methodist Church.
Interment followed in Tanner's Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Elwood Stringfellow and Rev. Harrell Moore officiating the services.
A member of the Baptist faith, he died August 25. He was born December 8, 1959 in Mobile, Ala.
He is survived by his mother Flora Brazell of Lucedale; brothers, Rocky (Donna) Brazell of Mobile, Ala., Johnny (Julie) Brazell, Travis Brazell, Paul (Susan) Brazell, Danny (Loretta) Brazell, all of Lucedale and Timothy (Becky) Brazell o Leakesville; and sisters Teresa (Kenneth) Fountain of Benndale, Tina Warden of Semmes, Ala. and Janet (Reggie) Irwin of Lucedale.
He was preceded in death by his father Walter Brazell.
George County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: LEWIS LAVON BROWN

Newspaper: George County Times -- August 29, 2013

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Memorial services will be held for Lewis Lavon Brown, 74, of Lucedale on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Bexley Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Havard officiating the services.
Born March 12, 1939, he died August 6.
He is survived by his sons Lewis Brown, Johnny Brown and Joseph Brown; daughter Cindy Brown; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Laura Lucille Brown, father Evon Brown and grandparents Addie Massey and Willie Massey.

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Name of Deceased: JERRYE DEANE DILL BRACKEN

Newspaper: George County Times, June 6, 2013

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: A family memorial service was held for Jerrye Dill Bracken in Magnolia Cemetery on Sunday, June 2, 2013.
A former school teacher in the George County School System, she enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and friends. She died June 1 in McComb.
She is survived by her children Sheridan Johnson, Shana Taylor, Russton Potts, Blake Bracken, Mechelle Banville; sisters Dot Parrish and Cissy Larson; grandchildren Alex Mallette, Emily Taylor, Bianca Taylor, Erika Taylor, Hannah Johnson, Sarah Johnson, Landon Prentice and Tayler Potts; and eight great grandchildren who will miss their Mimi very much.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Katrine Kirkwood Dill and James Cecil (Jimmy) Dill.

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Name of Deceased: JACK BROWN

Newspaper: George County Times -- November 8, 2012

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Graveside services were held for Jack Brown, 56, of Citronelle, Ala., on Friday, November 2, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery in Leakesville.
A carpenter, he died October 31.
He is survived by his daughters Hailey Elizabeth Brown and Ashton Lashae Brown; son Jack Eugene Brown; sisters Barbara Dziekonski, Margaret McLeod and Catherine Hale; and brothers William "Fuzzy" Brown, Fredrick Thomas Brown, Oscar Eugene Brown, Adrian Kenneth Brown and Paul Randall Brown.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Jettie (Miller) Brown, twin brothers and brother Arthur Edward Brown.
Sigler Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: MICHAEL JOE BRADLEY

Newspaper: George County Times, March 28, 2013

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Michael Joe Bradley, 61, of Leakesville on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at 3 p.m. at First United Pentecostal Church of Leakesville.
Interment followed in Antioch Cemetery with Rev. Irvis Dale Everette officiating the services.
He died March 22 in Laurel.
He is survived by his mother Eddie Faye Bradley of Leakesville; brothers Ricky (Maggie) Bradley of Leakesville and Alan (Ann) Bradley of Laurel; and sisters Sherry (Travis) Pierce of Leakesville and Brenda Massey of Lucedale.
He was preceded in death by his father Larney Joseph Bradley.
Freeman Funeral Home in Leakesville was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: LINDA FAYE DAVIS BROWN

Newspaper: George County Times, March 14 & 21,2013

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Linda Faye Brown, 52, of Lucedale on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Sigler Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment followed in New Antioch Cemetery with Rev. Billy Lynn Cochran officiating the services.
A homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal faith, she died March 9 in Mobile, Ala.
She is survived by her husband Billy Ray Brown, Jr.; daughter Elishia (Rodney) Quinn; sons Derrick (Megan) Musgrove and Lawson (Chasity) Brown; grandchildren Rachael Musgrove, Rianna Musgrove, Regan Musgrove, Derrick Musgrove, Kayley Brown, Dawton Brown and Kameryn Brown; sisters Janice Marie Stevens and Peggy Jane Davis; brothers Teddy (Willie Ann) Davis and Terry (Shelia) Davis; and sister-in-law, Missy Davis.
She was preceded in death by her parents Herman and Heathie (McRae) Davis; brothers David McRae, Paul "Bud" Davis, Daniel "Danny Ray" Davis and Shannon Ray Davis; twin sister Brenda Kay Davis; brother-in-law Carroll Stevens; father-in-law Billy Ray Brown and mother-in-law Ruby Mae Brown.
Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: VELMA ESTELLE WHITTINGTON BUSBY BRINKMAN

Newspaper: George County Times, November 2005

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Velma Estelle Whittington Busby Brinkman Hutcherson, 80, of Spanaway, Wash., November 22, 2005, at 10 a.m. from Holder-Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Moss Point.
Interment followed at Coleman Cemetery in Wolf Ridge with Rev. Bill Barton officiating the services.
A native of Big Point and a member of Temple Baptist Church, she died November 14, 2005.
She is survived by four sons, Paul H. (Sandra) Busby, Sr., of Big Point, Clifton L. (Pat) Busby, Sr., of Lucedale, Billy r. (Boots) Brinkman, Sr. of Hurley and Danny C. (Margaret) Brinkman, Sr. of Big Point; two daughters, Betty Lou Brinkman Hinton Holmes of Agricola and Rose Marie Brinkman Garcia (Mike) Albright of Spanaway, Wash.; four stepsons, Gary E. (Doris) Busby of Gainesville, Ga., Johnny W. (Gloria) Busby of Commerce, GA., Howard B. "Skeeter" Brinkman Sr. of Coden, Ala., and Albert Ray (Gloria) Hutcherson of Gautier; two stepdaughters, Dorothy "Dot" Brinkman (Calvin) Mahathy of Forts Lake and Deloris Brinkman Barber Howard of Star City, Ark.; one stepdaughter-in-law, Betty Brinkman of Big Point; 14 grandsons; 5 granddaughters; 4 great grandsons; 10 great granddaughters; two brothers, T. C. (Ella) Whittington of Big Point and Ralph (JoAnn) Whittington, Sr. of Escatawpa; three sisters-in-law, Myrtle Whittington, Pearline Whittington, both of Big Point and Fran Whittington of Jackson; three special friends, Inez Nelson, Marie Colvin and Rose Tompkins; numerous step grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, I.J. "Ira" Jr. and Eugenia "Genie" Coleman Whittington; her husbands, Johnny E. Busby, Howard D. Brinkman and Oscar D. Hutcherson; one sister, Geneva Lunsford; two brothers, I. J. "Jack" Whittington, Jr. and D. L. Whittington, Sr.; two step daughters, Bonnie Faye Brinkman Smith Anderson and Doris Mae Brinkman Waters; one stepson, Carl D. Brinkman and one granddaughter, Brittnee Lacole Hinton.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Patrick "Pat" Busby, C. Lamar Busby, Jr., Wiley W. Hinton, Jr., Billy Brinkman, Jr., Danny "Dan" Brinkman, Jr., and Jason Albright. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons, Paul H. Busby, Jr., Phillip H. Busby, Johnny E. Busby II, Brian K. Busby, Darrell R. Holmes, Jr., Tommy Brinkman, Howard Brinkman and Manuel Garcia, Jr.
Holder-Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: CORA FRANCES JOHNSON BROOKS

Newspaper: Mississippi Press, March 2-3, 2013

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Cora Frances Brooks, 76, of Lucedale, MS passed away March 1, 2013 at Singing River in Pascagoula, MS after an extended illness. Mrs. Brooks was born July 20, 1936 in Philadelphia, MS. She was the daughter of the late Crockett Johnson and the late Loretta Johnson. Mrs. Brooks graduated from Philadelphia High School and MS. Southern College (USM). Cora was a dedicated teacher who taught at East Central School for 36 years until her retirement. She was a member of Barton Baptist Church and supported it faithfully, teaching Sunday School to all ages. Her love of animals was shown so deeply by how she cared for her pets. She loved reading, watching TV and was an excellent seamstress and all types of needlework. She is survived by her Husband of 50 years JD Brooks, sister Janice (Clark) Schreiner of Mobile Al, brother Lloyd (Anna Jane) Johnson of South Carolina, nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and father and mother in laws Coyt and Moddie Brooks. Funeral Service for Mrs. Brooks will be Sunday March 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Barton Baptist Church with Dr. Brad Howard and Rev. John Henry officiating. Visitation for Mrs. Brooks will be Sunday March 3, 2013 from 1:00-3:00 pm at Barton Baptist Church. Burial will be in Barton Baptist Church Cemetery. The family would like to thank the Staff at Singing River Rehab Nursing Center for their dedicated care. Sigler Funeral Home, 4248 Main Street, Lucedale, MS is in charge of arrangements.
(Note: Obituary also published in the George County times, March 7, 2013.)

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Name of Deceased: WILLIE MARGIL BROOKS

County Name: George

State: MS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: March 31, 2011

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Willie Margil Brooks, 71, of Lucedale on Friday, March 25, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Sigler Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment followed in Barton Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Holcomb officiating the services.
A retired automotive mechanic employed by Brooks Garage, he died March 23. He received his training at the Nashville Auto-Diesel College.
He is survived by his brothers, Prentiss C. "Sonny" Brooks, Jr. of Lucedale and Carl Howard (Janice) Brooks of Slocomb, Ala., and sisters Norma J. (Dale) Coleman of Hurley and Robbie J. Gilbert of Lucedale.
He was preceded in death by his niece Kelly Denise Brooks and parents Prentiss C. and Lillie Mae Amacker Brooks, Sr.
Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: FRANCES J. "NELL" BRELAND

County Name: George

State: MS

Date: March 2011

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Frances "Nell" Breland, age 83, of Lucedale,MS died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Glen Oaks Nursing Center in Lucedale. Mrs. Breland was a homemaker and a member of Washington Baptist Church, located in Neely, MS. She is survived by Son, Gregory (Lynn) Breland of Long Beach, MS, Son, Lonnie Breland of Cookeville, TN, Son, Marty Breland of Lucedale, MS, six Grandchildren and two Great Grandchildren. The family will receive friend from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Freeman Funeral Home in Leakesville, MS, followed by a Graveside Sevice at 2:00 PM at Buffalo Cemetery, located in McLain, MS.
(Note: also published in the George County Times, March 31, 2011)

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Name of Deceased: BILLY DAVE BROOKS

County Name: George

State: MS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: December 27, 2012

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Billy Dave Brooks, 54, of Lucedale on Thursday, December 20, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Salem United Methodist Church.
Interment followed in Carter Cemetery.
A ship fitter employed by Ingalls Shipbuilders, he died December 17 in Moss Point.
He is survived by his mother Willie Sue (Harless) Gilliam, stepfather Randall Gilliam, sister Patricia Lynn (David) Cumbest and brothers Dwain Brooks and Jeffery (Kathy) Brooks.
He was preceded in death by his father Billie Brooks.
Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: MARGARET ESTHER YOUMANS BROOME

County Name: George

State: MS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: August 30, 2012

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Margaret Esther Broome, born August 13, 1937, passed away August 20, 2012 at home with loved ones. She was a wonderful, loving inspiration to all who knew her.
Funeral services were held on Friday, August 24, 2012, at 12 noon at George County Funeral Home Chapel.
She is survived by her husband Roy Edwin Broome; sons, Gary (Mary) Broome of Meridian, Johnny D. Broome of Lucedale and Ray Broome of Mobile, Ala; eight grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and brother Roy Youmans.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Cathy Downey, parents Elmer and Nora Youmans, three brothers and a sister.
George County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(Obituary does not list place of burial.)

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Name of Deceased: ALLAN RAY BROWN

County Name: George

State: MS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: October 18, 2012

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Memorial services will be held for Allan Ray Brown, 60, of Mobile, Ala., formerly of Lucedale, on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 6 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Mobile, Ala. with visitation from 5 to 6 pm.
Rev Jeff Spiller will officiate the services.
A teacher and a member of the Methodist faith, he died October 14.
He is survived by his son Adam Brown and fiancee Maggie Briscoe, both of Jackson; daughter Amber Brown (John) Keebler of Chicago, IL; sisters Ina Moody of Fairhope, Ala., Lorine Banks of Meridian and Floree Self of Lucedale; and brother Olen Brown of Mobile, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents Olen and Flora Brown.
George County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary states Memorial services, does not list place of burial.

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Name of Deceased: LORAINE SMITH SHEPARD BRANNAN

County Name: George

State: MS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: October 18, 2012

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Loraine S. Brannan, 84, of Lucedale on Monday, October 15, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Rocky Creek Baptist Church.

Interment followed in Rocky Creek Cemetery with Rev. Greg Barker and Dr. Don Boone officiating the services.

A florist and a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church, she died October 12.

She is survived by her daughter Kaye S Brown of Lucedale; granddaughter Amber Brown (John) Keebler of Chicago, IL; grandson Adam Brown and his fiancee Maggie Briscoe, both of Jackson; and sisters Edwina Newbill and Esther Moss both of Pascagoula.

She was preceded in death by her husbands William Cortell Shepard and Walter Elvin Brannan, son William Craig Shepard and parents Warren Edwin and Adrean Brown Smith.

George County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Legacy of Faith/Lee and Christy Merck, c/o Rocky Creek Baptist Church.

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Name of Deceased: EDITH OPAL BRANNON BREWER

County Name: George

State: MS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: January 10, 2013

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Edith Opal Brannon Brewer, 78, of Lucedale on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. at George County Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery with Rev. Mickey Middleton and Rev. James Cobb officiating the services.
A seamstress, a sitter with the elderly and a member of the Holiness faith, she died December 30.
She is survived by her daughters Beverly (Herbert) Williamson, Angie (Billy) Hall and Lynn Ferguson, all of Lucedale; son Kevin Brewer of Lucedale; 13 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sister Donnis Byrd of Lucedale; and brother Kimmon Brannon of Panama City, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents Lewis W. and Rose Ella Gibson Brannon.
George County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: TRACI ROGERS BROWN

County Name: George

State: MS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: July 12, 2012

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Traci Rogers Brown, 30, of Lucedale on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Pineview Missionary Baptist church in Agricola.
Interment followed in Pineview Church Cemetery with Bro. John Mills officiating the services.
A member of Pineview Missionary Baptist Church, she died July 3 in New Orleans, LA.
She is survived by her husband Coy Brown of Lucedale; daughters Brittany Brown and Kaylan Brown, both of Agricola; parents Jimmy and Patricia Humphrey of Lucedale; father Dan Rogers; sisters Jennifer (Jeff) Jones and Amanda (Tim) Quinn, both of Lucedale; nephew Jacob Jones of Pascagoula; nieces Jessica Jones of Pascagoula and Kensley Quinn of Lucedale; and in-laws Benny and Lynda (Parker) Brown of Wade.
Cowan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: JAMES ROBERT BAKER

County Name: George

State: MS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: September 29, 2011

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for James Robert Baker, Sr. 73, of Lucedale, on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Midway Baptist Church with Rev. Branden Rogers officiating the services.
An operating engineer employed by Local 624 and a member of Midway Baptist Church, he died September 26.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Baker of Lucedale; son James (Kathryn) Baker, Jr.; daughters Callie Baker, Michelle (Jeremy) Chapman, Marlo (James) Cochran, Lesa (Scott) Bryan and Robin (David) Castle; eleven grandchildren; brothers Mitchel Baker and Stafford Baker; and sisters Lynn (Robert) Thompson and Shirley (Billy) Easterling.
He was preceded in death by his parents Dennie and Macie Smith Baker.
Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: ETHEL TRULA BRANNON BROWN

County Name: George

State: MS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: April 19, 2012

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Ethel Trula Brown, 89, a native and resident of Greene County, on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Freeman Funeral Home Chapel in Leakesville.
Interment followed in Macedonia Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Lewis and Bro. Roger Hickman officiating the services.
A homemaker and a member of the Methodist faith, she died April 13.
She is survived by her sons James “Bud” (Sharon) Brown of Wiggins, Lewis Joe (Aletha) Brown and Scotty Eil (Mildred) Brown, both of Lucedale; daughters Carol Pierce of Pascagoula, Rose Mary Washam, Velma Lou (Bearld) Harvison and Ethel Jean (Ron) Kirkwood, all of Lucedale; 17 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren, brother Kimmon (Berteal) Brannon of Panama City, Fla; and sisters Donnis Byrd and Edith Brewer, both of Lucedale.
She was preceded in death by her husband Boss Brown, granddaughter Kim Harvison Broadum and parents Lewis and Rosia Brannon.
Freeman Funeral Home of Leakesville was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: GLAYSON ABRAM BROWN

County Name: George

State: MS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: May 31, 2012

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Glayson Abram Brown, 87, of Lucedale on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Lucedale.
Interment followed in Pine Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Jackson County with Rev. John Harper officiating the services.
He passed away in his home on May 28. He was born on March 10, 1925 to Abram Oscar Brown and Rena Ford Brown in Runnelstown.
He was blessed with the gift of song and shared his love and passion for music with the entire community. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a retired material planner for Ingalls and a member of First Unite Methodist Church. He was a loving father and husband and a friend to all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Genora Cox Brown and five children Evelyn Vickers, Steven Brown, Scott Brown and Keith Brown, all of Lucedale and Elaine Doze of Gautier. He was “Papaw” to 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters Lilith Rogers of Lucedale and Irena O'Neal of Dothan, Ala.
Preceding him in death were his parents Oscar and Rena Brown, sister Norma Brown and brother Thomas Brown.
George County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: JAMES ELTON BROWN

County Name: George

State: MS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: April 26, 2012

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for James Elton Brown, 92, of Agricola, on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. at Agricola Baptist Church.
Interment followed in Agricola Cemetery with Dr. J. Thomas Mitchell officiating the services.
A veteran of World War II, a graduate of Mississippi State University in 1948 and a retired forester with International Paper Company, he died April 20. He was a member of Agricola Baptist Church, an avid gardener and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons, grandsons and nephews.
He is survived by his children Alan (Sheila) Brown, Randy (Amanda) Brown, both of Agricola and Nancy Joy Brown of Long Beach; grandchildren J. Michael (Jackie) Brown of Starkville, Katelin D. Brown and Andrew B. Brown of Agricola; twin brother John Milton Brown of Saraland, Ala; brother-in-law Jason Niles; and a host of nieces and nephews who fondly referred to him as “Big Elt”.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Jessie Marian Warren Brown; parents Walter Floyd Brown and Emma Elna McGee Brown; brothers Kenneth G. Brown and O'Ferall Brown; sisters Stella Mae Brown, Annie Gaye Field, Ila Craig and Mabel Niles.
Pallbearers included J. Michael Brown, Andrew B. Brown, Kenneth G. Brown, Jr., James W. Brown, Jason N. Wiley and Kenneth Warren. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Heritage Sunday School Class at Agricola Baptist Church.
Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Agricola Cemetery Fund.

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Name of Deceased: RUBY GUTHRIE MANNING BROWN

County Name: George

State: MS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: March 2011

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Ruby Guthrie Manning Brown, 91, of Petal on Sunday, March 20, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Petal.
Interment followed in Agricola Cemetery with Bro. Terrell Stringer officiating the services.
A member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Petal, she died March 17.
She is survived by her son Larry Henderson, Sr. of Lucedale; daughter Barbara Spivey of Petal, niece Virginia “Bobbie” Krejci of Las Vegas, Nev., seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ed Brown; first husband Everett Manning; step-son Eddie Brown; parents Walt and Bell Guthrie; brothers Jack, Ed, Reuben and George Guthrie and sister Essie Mae Guthrie.
Jones and Son Funeral Home in Moselle was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: JAMES EARL "BILL" BRAGG, SR.

County Name: George

State: MS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: January 12, 2012

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for James Earl “Bill” Bragg Sr., 71, of Lucedale on Thursday, January 5, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Rocky Creek Baptist Church.
Interment followed in Rocky Creek Cemetery with Rev. Greg Barker officiating the services.
A U. S. Army veteran and a boiler maker of Local 110, he died January 2.
He is survived by his wife Gloria Jean Franks Bragg; children James Earl (Judy) Bragg, Jr., Sharon Denise Wilson and Melody Raines Bragg' grandchildren Katie Lee Bragg, Rachel Susanne Bragg and Justin Caleb Bragg; sister Evelyn (Donald) Greer; and sister-in-law Joyce Bragg.
He was preceded in death by his mother Lucy Miles Hillman, father William Riley Bragg and brothers Edward Lee Bragg and Louis “Doc” Hillman.
Pallbearers included Michael Mixon, Tommy Jones, Lee Gibson, Mitchell Davis, Daniel Younge and Van Parker. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Howell, Gary Eubanks and his Sunday School Class.
George County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: STELLA "EUGENIA" HOWELL BREWTON

County Name: George

State: MS

Newspaper: Hattiesburg American

Date: November 22, 2011

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Stella "Eugenia" Howell Brewton died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, November 19, 2011, in Sugar Land, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on November 22, at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, Rosenberg, TX. There will be a visitation at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, MS, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 26, followed by a graveside service at Highland Cemetery, with Dr. Jon Stubblefield officiating. Mrs. Brewton will be buried next to her beloved husband, Cyrus J. Brewton.
Mrs. Brewton was born on July 7, 1931, in George County, Mississippi, the eighth and youngest child of Lee and Stella Howell. She graduated high school in Lucedale, Mississippi, earned a bachelor's degree from State Teacher's College, and later a master's degree in education from USM. She married her husband, Cyrus, in 1955, and they lived together in great love and affection for nearly 50 years in Hattiesburg until his death in 2004.
Mrs. Brewton was a long time elementary school teacher in the Hattiesburg Public School system beginning in the 1950s. She took great pride in having taught so many successful residents of Hattiesburg over the decades, and later their children as well, at Jeff Davis, Camp, Grace Christian, and Thames Elementary Schools. She took time off for family in the 1960s and returned to teaching in the 1970s when she helped establish the REACH program in the Hattiesburg public schools for gifted and talented children. Following a brief retirement she returned to teaching part-time both in the public schools and at USM and William Carey College as an adjunct instructor. Mrs. Brewton was devoted to her teaching, her colleagues, her students, and her work. She gave up teaching after fifty years in 2003 only when her husband fell ill. She greatly valued her former students and their children.
Mrs. Brewton was passionate about her church, her friends, and her family. For most of her married life she was an active and diligent member of Main Street Baptist Church, faithfully attending Sunday services and all church sponsored events for as long as she was able.
Mrs. Brewton had many warm friendships and loved talking with her friends about their own families, sharing their joys and their sorrows as if they were her own. She loved to laugh, and loved those who laughed with her. She was generous with friends and strangers alike, wherever she saw a need.
Mrs. Brewton and her husband had three children: Donna Holt (Kenn) of Sugar Land, TX, Vincent Brewton (Callie) of Florence, AL, and Lori Burleson (Bobby) of Norman, OK. No parents ever gave more or sacrificed more, or more willingly, than Cyrus and Eugenia. Their children were the center of their lives, and nothing was more important than family meals together. Mrs. Brewton had grown up on a farm and was an excellent cook. Cooking was a favorite pastime and one of the ways she shared her talents with the world, carrying countless dishes to sick, to shut-ins, to bereaved friends, and to church socials. Mrs. Brewton and her husband drove their children to every music lesson, sports practice, and school event for many years. They denied themselves at every turn to provide financially for their children and their grandchildren. They will always be remembered by their children for their unconditional love.
Mrs. Brewton's eight grandchildren-Charles, Jared, Forrest, Sarah Ann, Stuart, Merrie Margaret, Alec, and Patrick-were the joy of her life in later years. She cherished their presence and never forgot a birthday.
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Mrs. Brewton is survived by her children, grandchildren, two brothers-Houston and Travis-and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She lived a full life and gave herself completely to her work, her church, her friends, and her family. She will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Main Street Baptist Church Benevolent Fund or the Hattiesburg Public Library.

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Name of Deceased: JAMES EARL BRITT

County Name: George

State: MS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: February 24, 2011

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for James Earl Britt, 72, of Lucedale, on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at 3 p.m. at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church.
Interment followed in Pipkins Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Bass and Rev. Gilbert White officiating the services.
Retired from the U.S. Air Force, he died February 18. He was a security police and a member of R. P. Bowen Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his daughters, Michelle Gilje and Kelly Britt, both of Lucedale; son David J. Britt of Erlanger, Ky.; give grandsons; one great grandson and sisters Doris (Howard) Stevison, Diane )Wes) Clark, both of Lucedale and Darlene (Gary) Nelms of Honey Grove, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his wife Connie Sue Britt and parents James Leo and Willie Mae Rhymes Britt.
George County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: CHARLIE KEITH BROWN

County Name: George

State: MS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: February 24, 2011

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services will be held for Charlie Keith Brown, 51, of Lucedale on Thursday, February 24, 2011, at 10 a.m. at George County Funeral Home.
Interment followed in Jones Hill Chapel Cemetery in Copeland, Ala., with Rev. Tim Arrington officiating the services.
A U. S. Army veteran and a mechanic in construction, he died February 18.
He is survived by his daughters Angela Grant and April Dungan, both of Lucedale; sons Kristopher L. Smith, Paul D. Brown, both of Lone Oak, Texas and Bryan K. Brown of Lucedale; six grandchildren; and sister Suzie Brown of Mt. Vernon, Ala.
Pallbearers are Chris Strickland, Steve Holland, Daniel Havard, Joey Jarvis, Allen Strickland and Boo Salters.
George County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: CALVIN LYNN BRANNAN

County Name: George

State: MS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: January 26, 2012

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Calvin Lynn Brannan, 86, of Wilmer, Ala., on Saturday, January 21, 2012, at 12 noon at Rocky Creek Baptist Church with graveside services at Wilmer Cemetery in Wilmer, Ala.
A rural carrier for the United State Postal Service, an active member of the farming community, an ordained deacon and a member of the Rocky Creek Baptist Church, he died January 19.
He is survived by his children Lynda (Greg) Braniff of Orlando, Fla. And Ernie (Laura) Brannan of Wilmer, Ala.; grandchildren Scott (Meredith) Brannan of Knoxville, Tenn., Ashley (Rob) Koca and Justin (Shelly) Braniff, both of Orlando, Fla; Leshay (Cade) Clunan of Tallahassee, Fla. And Leah (Matthew) Bell of Auburn, Ala; great grandchildren Cassie, Nathan, Ryker, Claire and Seryn; sisters Mae (Cecil) Tanner and Eunice (Ronald) Harrison; and brother Greydon (Gladys) Brannan, all of Mobile County, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Vera Davis Brannan and Siblings Bobbye Brannan, Mallory Brannan and Luverne Evans.
Pallbearers were Larry Braswell, Rob Koca, Scott Brannan, Justin Braniff, Cade Clunan and Matthew Bell. Honorary pallbearers were Ashley Koca, Leshay Clunan, Shelly Braniff, Meredith Brannan and Leah Bell.
George County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rocky Creek Baptist Church, 2165 Rocky Creek Road, Lucedale, MS, 39452, for the Annie Armstrong Fund or to the mission project of your choice.

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Name of Deceased: BARBARA SKETO BRELAND

Newspaper: Mississippi Press

Date: June 10-11, 2011

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Barbara Sketo Breland was called home to be with the Lord on June 9, 2011. She was born December 4, 1939, to the late McKinley and Bernice Sketo. She was preceded in death by her husband Franklin Eugene Breland, son Chester Curtis Breland, sister Bernice "BB" Sketo and brother Richard Sketo. She will be greatly missed by her children, Lorrie Pitts, Frank Breland, Twyla Furby (Glenn), Keith Breland, Cathy Breland, and brothers, McKinley Sketo Jr. (Bullah), and Leo Sketo (Myrtle). In addition, 14 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends. Visitation and services will be held Sunday, June 12, 2011, beginning at 1:30 pm at Freedom Christian Fellowship Church, 7410 Hwy 613 Moss Point, MS 39562. Funeral will follow at The Community of Christ Cemetery on Wilson Springs Road Moss Point, MS. Published in Mississippi Press from June 10 to June 11, 2011

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Name of Deceased: ARTHUR EDWARD BROWN

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: November 1996

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services for Arthur Edward Brown, 59, of Citronelle, AL., were held Monday, November 28 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Pentecostal Church.
He was born in Washington Co., AL., and was employed at Bank of Lucedale in the maintenance department. He died unexpectedly at George County Hospital on November 16, 1996.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Brown; three children, Lisa Smith of Lucedale, Todd E. Brown and Tad E. Brown, one granddaughter, Sabrina Smith; and two grandsons, Jeremy Smith and Shane Christian Brown.
Also surviving are brothers and sisters, William "Fuzzy" Brown, Doris Hrinsin, Catherine Hale, Barbara Dziekonski, Margaret McLeod, Freddie Brown, Gene Brown, Adriane Brown, Ricky Brown, Jackie Brown, and Carol Lewis.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Brown, stepmother, Jettie Brown and mother, Helen Whishenhart.
Services were conducted by Rev. M. L. Dykes. Interment was in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery with George County Funeral home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers included Larry Daniels, Mark Hobbie, William Brown, Keith Brown, Kent Brown, Donnie McLeod, Charlie Brown, Tommy Pittman, and Doug Luce, Jr.

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Name of Deceased: EARL HADLEY "SCOOTER" BREWER, JR.

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: August 1999

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services wree held for Earl Hadley "Scooter" Brewer, Jr., 23, of Lucedale, August 30, 1999, at 2 p.m. from Northside Baptist Church. A native of Lucedale and a member of the Baptist faith, he died August 29. (Cancer)
He is survived by his parents, Earl and Elaine Brewer; three children, Katie Rogers, Ivey Brewer and Sage Brewer; three brothers, Prentiss Brewer, Dennis Brewer and Benjamin Brewer; two sisters, Sylvia Mills and Brenda Cooper; a sister-in-law, Tammy Brewer and two brothers-in-law, Donald Mills and John Paul Cooper.
Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Matthew Brewer, Jesse Brewer, Coutine Mills, Amber Mills, Brittany Cooper, Jordan Cooper, Seth Brewer, Brianna Brewer and Meachann Wall and special friends, Tiffany Goff, Kelly Rogers and Naomi Landry.
Interment was held at Rocky Creek Cemetery with Rev. Elmer Dearman, Bro. James Sanders, Bro. Ricky Mitchell and Bro.Benson Bexley officiating the services.
Pallbeares were Benjamin Brewer, Prentiss Brewer, Jeffrey Brewer, Donald Mills, Billy Martin and John Paul Cooper.
Honorary pallbearers were Sam Rouse and Lamar Thornton. George County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: NORRIS OLEN BRELAND

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: March 1996

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services for Norris Olen Breland, 70, of Guntersville, AL, were held April 2 at the Chapel in the Pines in Guntersville.
He was a native of the Janice Community in Perry Co. He was accidently killed on March 30, 1996 when hit by a falling tree branch while cutting a tree in his yard.
Breland is survived by his wife, Vivian Ward Breland of Guntersville, a native of Shipman in George County; one son, Martin Breland of
Maryland; two daughters, Linda Valeska of Montgomery, AL and Debbie Breland of Mobile, AL.; and two grandchildren, Tyler Breland Valeska and Kinsey Norris Breland.
Also surviving are two sisters, Laura Smith of Mobile and Vivian Loveless of Jackson and many other relatives and friends.
His sister, Mrs. W. L. Mallett (Bonnie Breland) was a long-time resident of Rocky Creek community, until her death several years ago. Her children and other relatives live in the area.
Services were conducted by Rev. Joe A. Fleming and family members.
Interment was in the Taylor Cemetery, Buck Island, Guntersville, AL.
in view of the Tennessee River Valley. Arrangements were handled by
Carr Funeral Home in Guntersville.
Pallbearers were Don Valeska, Don Lovelace, Hal Smith, John Federico, Joe Edd Bragg and Jesse Harper. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Fleming and lifelong friend, Claude Fillingane.

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Name of Deceased: BARBARA YVONNE DICKERSON BROWN

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: July 1997

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral rites for Mrs. Barbara Brown, 57, of Lucedale were held July 28 at 2 p.m. at Bexley Baptist Church.
She was born in Georgia and resided on Mason Road in George County. She was a member of the Baptist faith. She died July 26, 1997 in a Mobile hospital following a brief illness.
Survivors include her husband, Jessie Brown; and children, Deborah Gore, Franklin Eubanks, Michael Eubanks, Gwendelyn Pitts, Keith Ray Eubanks, Jackie Eubanks, Larry K. Eubanks, Kimberly Smith and Timothy Eubanks, all of Lucedale.
Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, one great grandchild and stepchildren, Michael Brown and Andy Brown.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Brian Grove and
Franklin Eubanks.
Services were conducted by Rev. Larry Havard. Interment was held in the Davis Dickerson Cemetery with George County Funeral Home
in charge of arrangements.
Active pallbearers included Shannon Gore, Gregory Pitts, Scotty Anders, Steve Eubanks, Michael Pitts, Jeremy Malone and Franklin Eubanks.
Honorary pallbearers were Garry Dickerson, Bruce Dickerson, Joe
Nowell, Myron Williams and Wayland Dickerson.

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Name of Deceased: JERALD MARSHALL BRANNAN

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: December 1994

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services for Jerald Marshall Brannan, 42, of Lucedale, were held December 13 at 2 p.m. at George County Funeral Home Chapel.
He was a native of George County and was employed by Baggett Construction Co., of Mobile, AL. He was a member of the Methodist faith. He died December 11, 1994 of an apparent heart attack and was pronounced death on arrival at Providence Hospital in Mobile.
Survivors include a son and wife-to-be, Jared and Emma Brannan; a daughter and husband-to-be, Jessica Brannan and Shane Holifield, and a daughter, Jacqueline Brannan, all of Lucedale and two grandchildren, Tyler Holifield and Samantha Brannan, also of Lucedale.
Other survivors include his mother Harriet Brannan of Lucedale and Dianne Brannan (mother of his children), also of Lucedale.
Services were conducted by Rev. Don Boone. Interment was in the Rocky Creek Cemetery with George County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers included Kenny Davidson, Keith Moorer, David Finch, Glen Temple, Mikey Ward and Sam Dye.

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Name of Deceased: GORDON E. BRADLEY

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: December 1997

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held Monday, December 29, at 11 a.m. from Mt. Pisgah United Pentecostal Church for Gordon E. Bradley, 63, of Leakesville, MS. who died Saturday, December 27, 1997.
Rev. M. L. Dykes and Rev. Larry Hoyt officiated. Interment was in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Greene County.
Mr. Bradley a native of Mobile, AL. was an Army veteran, and a carpenter. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Pentecostal Church.
Mr. Bradley was preceded in death by a son, John Warren Bradley.
Survivors include his wife, Mae Jewel Bradley, Leakesville, MS.; five sons, Vance Bradley, Phoenix, AZ., Scott Bradley and David Bradley, both of Leakesville, MS.; John Bradley, Lucedale, MS., and Anthony Bradley McLain, MS.; a daughter, Gwendolyn Gilbert, Newton, MS.; three brothers, Alton Bradley, Destin, FL., Wayne Bradley, Leakesville, MS. and Melborne Bradley, Carthage, MS.; a sister, Aldora Beard, Leakesville, MS.; and 13 grandchildren.
Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: CHARLIE MACK "BUDDY" BROWN

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: March 1992

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral rites for Charlie Mack "Buddy" Brown, 69, of Rt. 5, Lucedale were held on March 12 at 2 p.m. at Rocky Creek Baptist Church.
He died March 9, 1992 in a Mobile hospital after a lengthy illness. He was a native of Neely and a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Charlie James Brown of Satsuma, AL., and Dan Brown of Lucedale; three daughters, Linda Holland and Alma
McLeod, both of Lucedale and Rita PRINE of Fairhope, AL.; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Dorothy McInnis of Lucedale.
Conducting the services was Rev. Roy T. Myers. Interment was in the
Rocky Creek Cemetery with George County Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements.
Pallbearers were Mike Smith, Don Bonds, Randy Havard, Jimmy Day, Pat Mallett, and Gary Prentiss.

(Note: Listed in Military Veterans Buried in George County by Jimmy Trussell as Brown, C.M, b. 09-01-1922, d. 03-09-1992, PFC US Army WW-2, section G7)

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Name of Deceased: DOROTHY MAE BREWER

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: November 1997

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Mae Brewer, 64, of Lucedale were held
November 10 at 3 p.m. at Sigler Funeral Home Chapel.
She was a native of Mobile, AL. and a resident of Rocky Creek community. She was a member of the Baptist faith and a retired employee of the George County School system. She died November 8, 1997 at her home following an extended illness.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Ann and Stephen Denmark; and a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Edward and Shay Fleming; and four grandchildren, Heather Denmark, Amanda Yawn, Natasha Fleming and Josh Fleming, all of Lucedale.
Also surviving are a sister, Ora Lee Gordon and an aunt, Annette Ham.
Services were conducted by Dr. Jerry Mixon, Steve Pugh and Josh Fleming.
Interment was held in the Rocky Creek Cemetery with Sigler Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers included Steve Pugh, Bennie Shows, Donnie Howell, Ronnie Renfroe, Bobby Walker and Leander Taylor

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Name of Deceased: MILLER A. BROWN

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: October 1994

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services for Miller A. Brown, 96, of Rt. 7, Lucedale, were held October 5, at 2:00 p.m. at Agricola Baptist Church.
He was a native of Chunky, but had resided in George County for many years. He was a member of the Agricola Baptist Church. He died October 3, 1994 at George County Hospital following an extended illness.
Survivors include his wife, Jessie L. Brown of Lucedale; three sons,
Johnnie Ray Brown, Buck Brown, and Doyce Brown, all of Lucedale; five
grandchildren, Louise Cook, Doug Brown, Donnie Brown, Michelle Starr
and Ben Brown, all of Lucedale; and eight great grandchildren, Hayley
Brown, Courtney Cook, Lauren Brown, Chance Brown, Michael Brown, Scott Brown, Spencer Landrum and Taylor Landrum.
Services were conducted by Rev. Don Boone. Interment was in the Agricola Cemetery, with George County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers included Donnie Brown, Dwayne Hobby, Doug Brown, Mark Starr, Ben Brown and Joel Cook.

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Name of Deceased: MARY W. SCOGGINS BRELAND

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: February 1999

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Mary W. Breland, 72, of McLain, February 28, 1999, from Buffalo Baptist Church at 2 p.m. A native of Leakesville and a seamstress, she died February 27, 1999.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Hillman of McLain and Mary Helen Bexley of Lucedale; a step-daughter, Edna Earl Watford of semmes, AL.; a son, Leroy Stokley of Ellisville; a step-son, Roy Stokley of Morton, eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
She is also survived by three brothers, Houston Scoggins of Pascagoula, Francis Scoggins of Blado Springs, AL., and Paul Scoggins of Chatom, AL., and six sisters, Leona Gainey and Lucy Neely, both of Leakesville, Anna Laura Nichols of Stapelton, AL., Evelyn Coxwell of Meridian, Lucille McLendon of Newton and Vera Lee Price of Chatom, AL.
Interment was held at McLeod-Magnolia Cemetery of Leakesville with Rev. John Miller officiating the services.
Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: DOLA JUNE STORY HOLMAN BRANNAN

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: January 1998

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral rites were held for Dola June "Mama June" Brannan at George County Funeral Home January 5 at 2:00 p.m.
A native of Texas, she died January 2, 1998 at Providence Hospital (Mobile, AL) following a short illness. She was a member of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by seven daughters, Cindy Toney, Lisa Huey, Delinda (Gary) Seals and Dana (Mike) Clark, all of Lucedale, Angela (Scott) Kring and Cheryl (Robert) Martin, both of Ft. Worth, TX and Kaye Huey of Biloxi; two sons, David (Waynette) Holman and Lonnie Brannan, Jr., both of Lucedale.
She is also survived by her mother-in-law Harriet Brannan, 14 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lonnie Brannan and her parents, Mr and Mrs. P. D. Story.
Interment was held at Rocky Creek Cemetery with Rev. Russell Brown officiating.
Pallbearers were Bo Bolling, Warren L. Moore, Scott Kring, Mike Rouse, David Finch and Jared Brannan.

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Name of Deceased: RAY BELL DAVIS BRELAND

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: August 1997

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral rites for Mrs. Ray Bell Breland, 97, of Lucedale were held August 20 at 10 a.m. at Sigler Funeral Home Chapel.
She was a native and life-long resident of George Co. She was a house wife and a member of the Pentecostal faith. She died August 18, 1997 at Singing River Hospital (Pascagoula) following an extended illness.
Survivors include a daughter, Winnie Lee Parker of Lucedale; two
grandchildren, Hartsel McCowan of Escatawpa and Janice Black of
Cripple Creek, CO.; four great grandchildren and two great great
grandchildren.
Also surviving are two brothers, Otto Davis and Gordie Davis, both of Lucedale and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted by Rev. E. H. Haddock. Interment was in Shady
Grove Cemetery with Sigler Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

(Note: Raybell Davis was married to R. Eugene Breland on March 11, 1919 in George Co., MS.)

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Name of Deceased: HARVEY C BRELAND

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: January 1997

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral rites for Rev. Harvey C. Breland, 88, of Lucedale were held January 13 at 2 p.m. at New Life Baptist Church.
He was born in Wiggins and had lived in Lucedale for many year. (He lived at 55 Susian Dr. Lucedale, MS.) He had served as a Baptist pastor for many years before retiring. He died January 10, 1997 at George County Hospital after an extended illness.
Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Walter Lewis, of Mobile, AL.;
and Mrs. Gurtrude Breland of Wiggins, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted by Rev. Jerry Rawls. Interment was in the Pipkins Cemetery with George County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers included Earl Fairley, Seyl Fairley, Bedford Breland, Oyt Fairley, Ottis McLendon and Laffette Howell.

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Name of Deceased: CLYDIE WOODARD BROWN

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: May 1996

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral rites for Mrs. Clydie W. Brown, 82, were held May 14 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.
She was a native of Coffeeville, AL., a resident of Basin community, a retired secretary for Payne Furniture and a member of Pleasant Hill
Methodist Church. She died May 12, 1996 at George County Hospital
following an extended illness.
She is survived by a granddaughter, Charlotte Waterall and a great
grandchild, Elise Waterall, both of Eight Mile, AL.
Services were conducted by Rev. John Maki. Interment was held in the
Gibson Cemetery with Sigler Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

(Note: Clydie Woodard married Marion B. Brown on October 5, 1932 in
George Co., MS.)

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Name of Deceased: CHASE ALEXANDER BRADLEY

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: August 1995

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held Sunday, August 6, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah United Pentecostal Church for Chase Alexander Bradley, 1, who died Friday, August 4, 1995.
Rev. M. L. Dykes and Rev. Larry Hoyt officiated. Interment was in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Leakesville, MS.
Survivors include his mother, Gwendolyn Bradley of Leakesville; his father, Richmond Robert McKay of Lucedale; maternal grandparents, Mae Jewel and Gordon Bradley of Leakesville; paternal grandmother, Helen Kaye McKay of Lucedale; and a host of other relatives.
Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: JESSIE LEE COCHRAN BROWN

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: May 1998

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Jessie L. Brown, 90, of George County, May 28, 1998 from Agricola Baptist Church at 3 p.m.
A native of George County and a member of the Baptist faith, she died May 26, 1998.
She is survived by children, Johnnie Ray (Doris) Brown, Raymond O. "Buck" Brown, and Doyce (Joanna) Brown, five grandchildren, 11great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Interment was held at Agricola Cemetery with Rev. Don Boone officiating.
Pallbearers were Doug Brown, Ben Brown, Mike Smith, Donnie Brown,
Mark Starr and Ronald Cochran.

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Name of Deceased: EUNA V. PARKER BROOKS

Newspaper: MS Press

Date: May 1997

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Euna V. Parker Brooks was born April 14, 1921 in Benndale, MS. She was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church in Vancleave. She retired from Gibsons Department Store in Biloxi. She resided on 1401 Seamon Rd. Vancleave, MS. at the time of her death May 11, 1997. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Cowart; two brothers, and a sister..

(Note: No place of burial listed in obituary)

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Name of Deceased: JANET LYNN THOMAS-BRACKINS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: December 30, 1999

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Graveside services were held for Janet Lynn Thomas-Brackins, 31, of Moss Point, December 27, 1999, at 1 p.m. from New Testament Church.
A native of Lucedale and a former resident of California and Waco, Texas, she died December 22 at her home in Moss Point.
She is survived by her husband, Donald E. Brackins and a son, Donovan E. Brackins, both of Waco, Texas; her father, William Henry Evans; five sisters, Shirley (Travis) Kennedy, Amy (Tim) Thomas and Patricia P. Thomas, all of Pascagoula, Vernitta Thomas and Christina Thomas, both of Moss Point and four brothers, Gary Thomas of Pascagoula, Carlton Spinks, Calvin King and Willie Burrage, all of Moss Point.
Also surviving are five nieces, six nephews and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Ann Thomas.
Interment was held at Lily Grove Cemetery with Elder Solly Cowan officiating the services.
Pallbearers werre Carlton Spinks, Willie Burrage, Calvin King, Travis Kennedy, Gilbert Smith and William Mason.
Cook-Gallaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: ARNOLD BRADLEY

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: December 2007

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Memorial services will be held for Arnold Bradley, 73, of Olive Branch, on Saturday, December 15, 2007, at in Southhaven at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Timothy's Episcopal Church Columbarium.
Visitation will be on Friday, December 14, at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
He was a staff sergeant in the U. S. Air Force formerly stationed in Molesworth, England. A communicant of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, he died December 7, 2007.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Bradley; a son, Gregory Bradley of Mobile, Ala.; a granddaughter, Alyce Bradley of Olive Branch; three brothers, George Bradley of Mobile, Ala., A. J. Bradley of Grand Bay, Ala. and Hollie Bradley of Lucedale; and one sister, Eveola Bradley Branton of Lucedale.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hollie and Ovelia Bradley and three siblings, Rose McNair, Gordon Bradley and Rae Pipkin.
Memorial dedications may be made to St. Timothy's Outreach at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church.
Brantley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: BILLY RAY BRADLEY

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: October 25, 2001

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Billy Ray Bradley, 53, a native of Lucedale, died October 16, 2001. He was of the Baptist faith and a pipefitter at ingalls Shipbuilding.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Bradley; one daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth A. and Adrian Rasberry of Lucedale; one son, Danny Ray Bradley of Lucedale; four grandchildren, Madison Rasberry, Hannah Rasberry, Andrew Bradley and Cayla Bradley; one sister Betty Rogers of Lucedale; two brothers, William Nicholson of Grand Bay, Ala. and Wesley Nicholson of Chipley, Fla.
Funeral services were held on October 18 in the chapel of the George County Funeral Home. Interment was held at Shady Grove Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Malcolm Clark, Jimmy Davis and Ronnie Maxie.
Pallbearers were Russell Rogers, Walter Maples, John Havard, Timmy Martin, Ruben Rasberry and Gerald Seals. Honorary pallbearers were Earl Brewer, Comer Seals, Jr., Woodrow Dickinson and Gary Nicholson.

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Name of Deceased: GORDON LAMAR BRADLEY

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: August 2005

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Gordon Lamar Bradley, 60, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., August 12, 2005, at 2 p.m. from McLaughlin Mortuary in Fort Walton Beach.
Born April 23, 1945 in Leakesville, he joined the U. S. Army after graduating Lucedale High School in 1963.
He retired from the army as a CW2 after proudly serving his country for 17 years, including two tours in Vietnam.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hollie and Ovelia Bradley; three sisters, Mary Bradley, Rose Bradley McNair, and Rae Bradley Pipkins.
He is survived by his wife, Faye Bradley; seven children, Darrell "Ace" Bradley, Richard Bradley, Timothy Bradley, Lisa Russell, Tina Wallen, Linda Bradley and Kay Bradley; 14 grandchildren; five siblings, George Bradley, Arnold Bradley, A J Bradley, Hollie Bradley and Eveola "Ann" Branton.
Memorial may be made to Covenant Hospice, 107 Hart Street, Niceville, Fla., or Renal Care Group, 925 Mar-Walt Drive.
Gordon was in need of a kidney transplant, however, he did benefit from blood transfusions that extended his life. The family encourages those who are able to please donate blood in Gordon's memory and consider organ donation.

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Name of Deceased: HARDY EUGENE BRADLEY

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: September 2007

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Graveside services were held for Hardy E. Bradley, 65, of Lucedale, Wednesday, September 19, 2007, at 11:00 am. at Agricola Cemetery with Rev. Bryce Evans officiating the services.
A retired ship fitter who served in the National Guard, he died September 17.
He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Bradley of Carriere; brother, Melborne R. Bradley; sister Zexta Faye McDonald and former spouse, Gloria V. Cowart.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Nevels Bradley and Sarah Allen Bradley and brother, Rex Allen Bradley, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, please give to the Agricola Baptist Church Youth Center Building Fund.
Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(Note: Listed in Military Veterans Buried in George County by Jimmy Trussell as: Bradley, Hardy E; d. 09-17-2007, 65 years old, US Army National Guard, (Agricola)

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Name of Deceased: HUNTER SHANE BRADLEY

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: May 2005

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Graveside services wree held for Hunter Shane Bradley, 2 1/2 months, of Lucedale, on Friday, April 29, at the Bo Bradley Cemetery at 10 a.m. with Rev. Brian Lewis, Rev. Jason Howard and Rev. Larry Havard conducting the services.
Born February 4, 2005, Hunter Shane Bradley was the son of Grady and Elizabeth Bradley of Lucedale. He died unexpectedly of SIDS.
Survivors include his parents, paternal grandparents, Bo and Jennifer Bradley of Lucedale; maternal grandparents, Steve Loper of Lucedale and Deanna Loper of Gulfport; aunts and uncles, Rocky and Kaisha Mallette of Lucedale, Logan Bradley of Lucedale, Ameilia Bradley of Lucedale, Brandi Bradley of Vancleave, Michael and Cheri Linder of Lucedale, and Timothy Loper of Lucedale; paternal great grandparents, Owen and Sylvia Inabinette and Lorraine Bradley and maternal great grandfather, Eugene Loper.
Pallbearers were Rocky Mallette, Logan Bradley, Joshua Bradley and Frank Merrill.
George County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: JOANNA SLEDGE NICHOLSON BRADLEY

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: April 2008

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services for Joanna Sledge Nicholson Bradley, 80, of Lucedale, were held on Saturday, April 12, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the Lucedale Church of God in Christ.
Born in Gilbertown, Alabama, she attended Gen Creek School in Emory, Alabama and Melvin High School in Melvin, Alabama. Over the years, she worked as a cook, housekeeping supervisor, sitter and an autoclaver in Labor and Delivery at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY.
She was a licensed Evangelist Missionary under her pastor and served as district missionary over the Lucedale district for 16 years. She loved fishing and growing vegetables and raising animals. A dedicated member of the Lucedale District and Southern Second Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ, Inc., she died April 7, 2008.
She is survived by her husband, Elder Clarence Bradley, Sr.; five daughters, Gloria Nicholson, Melba Nicholson, Jacqueline (John) Lawrence, Miriam (Clarence) Smith, all of Lucedale and Dorothy (Freddy) Ludgood of Gautier; three sons, Billy (Gloria) Bradley, Clarence (Carrie) Bradley, Jr. and Anthony Bradley, all of Lucedale; one step-daughter, Ida Rosenboro of Buffalo, NY; one step-son, Joe (Alicia) Bradley of Colonia Beach, VA; 28 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; four sisters, Sena Sims and Ruth (Sherman) Meachem, both of Long Beach, Calif. and Alice Campbell and Alma Poole, both of Albany, NY; one brother, Bernard (Debbie) Sledge of Hisperia, Calif; two sisters-in-law, Lady B. Fairley of Pascagoula and Jessie Sledge of Toxey, Ala.; one god-daughter, Marie Ferrill; the superintendent of the Lucedale District, Superintendent Larry Burney; two special friends, Missionary Mary Eaton and Missionary Erma Brent, both of Columbia; two very special helpers, Missionary Elaine Vaxter of Three Rivers and Marion Gaines of Lucedale and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, Benndale COGIC Family, the Lucedale District and the Prayer Warriors.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthhut and Amie 'Sledge; first husband, O. C. Nicholson; one sister, Lillie Mae McGee;three brothers, Maynard Sledge, John Sledge and Nimrod Sledge; two granddaughters; one grandson; one great-granddaughter and one great- grandson.

Name of Deceased: JIMMIE McBAY BRADLEY

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: May 6, 1993

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services for Mrs. Jimmie McBay Bradley, 67, of Lucedale were held May 3 at First United Methodist Church at 2 p.m.
Mrs. Bradley died May 1 in Mobile, Ala., following a brief illness. She was a native and resident of Lucedale and the widow of Horace A. Bradley and a self-employed business woman. Mrs. Bradley was an employee of Singing River Head Start for over 25 years.
She graduated from Perkinston Junior College in 1943. In 1985, she was the recipient of the Sam Owen Award for distinguished service and contributions to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. She was the MGCCC Alumni Association President from 1987 to 1989. She was serving as President of the MGCCC Alumni Foundation at her death.
Mrs. Bradley was a member of First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Church Choir, Esther Kirkwood Circle and various committees.
She is survived by two daughters, Jane Bradley MacEachern of Covington, La, and Anne Bradley Owens of New Orleans, La. Also surviving are three sisters, Syble Bryan of Houston, Tex., Pansy Pollock of Orlando, Fla., and JoAnn Weaver of Lucedale.
Services were conducted by Rev. John Harper. Interment was in Magnolia Cemetery with Fails Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Ruffin Graham, Ray Hunter, Mark Maples, William Reid, Doug Luce, Jr. and Gene Pollock, Jr.

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Name of Deceased: MARGIE MALONE BRADLEY

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: January 2006

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Margie Malone Bradley, 94, of Lucedale, January 2, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the Bo Bradley residence.
Interment followed at Bo Bradley Cemetery with Rev. Brian Lewis and Rev. Donnie Bradley officiating the services.
A resident of Lucedale, she was a homemaker. She died December 30, 2005.
She is survived by two sons, Gavin Bradley of Lucedale and Roy Bradley of Escatawpa, three daughters, Ouida Byrd of Beaumont, Betty Joe (Jerry) Tucker and Elaine (Earl) Brewer, both of Lucedale; a daughter-in-law, Lorraine "Grady" Bradley of Theodore, Ala.; a sister Della Burnett of Richton, 59 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carly Bradley, a son, Grady E. Bradley, two grandsons, Earl "Scooter" Brewer and Joel Byrd; a great-grandson, Daniel Bradley, her parents, Artis and Margaret Malone; four brothers, Jeff Malone, Artis Malone, Tom Malone, and McKinley Malone; three sisters, Rinnie Malone, Evie Rylee and Mindy Rylee.
Pallbearers were Dennis Brewer, Grady Bradley, Jason Byrd, Philip Patrick, Jerimah Bradley and Dalton Bradley.
Alternate pallbearers were Logan Bradley and Benjamin Brewer.
Jones and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: REX ALLEN BRADLEY, SR.

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: May 26, 1994

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services for Rex Allen Bradley, Sr., 61, of Wiggins, will be held Thursday, May 26 at 11 a.m. at Agricola Baptist Church.
He was a native of Greene County and a former Lucedale resident. He was a former co-owner of Coastal Equipment Co., and of Lucedale Marine Co. He was a member of the Baptist faith.
Bradley was an Army Veteran of the Korean War, past member of Lucedale National Guard, past president of George County Jaycees and of the George County Shrine Club. He was also a member of Joppa Shriners. He died May 23, 1994 at his home in Wiggins.
He is survived by a daughter, Pat Solomon and son-in-law, John Solomon, of Wiggins; a son, Rex Bradley, Jr. of Pascagoula; and three grandsons.
Also surviving are his mother, Maudenia Bradley of Lucedale; a sister Faye McDonald of Houston, Tex., two brothers, M. R. Bradley of Alabama and H. E. Bradley of Meridian, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted by Rev. Jeff Ingram. Interment was in the Agricola Cemetery with George County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Family members request that in lieu of flowers, donations in Bradley's memory be sent to Shriner's Cripple Children's Hospital; 3100 Sanford Ave.; Shreveport, La., 71103.

(Note: Listed in Military Veterans Buried in George County by Jimmy Trussell as: Bradley, Rex Allen; d. 05-23-1994, 61 years old, US Army, Korea, (Agricola)

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Name of Deceased: SARAH MAUDENIA ALLEN BRADLEY

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: August 2, 2001

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Sarah Maudenia Bradley, 92, of Lucedale, August 1, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. from Agricola Baptist Church.
A native of Greene County and a member of Agricola Baptist Church, she died July 30 at Glen Oaks Nursing Home.
She is survived by three children, M. R. Bradley of Benton, Ala., Faye McDonald of Lucedale and H. E. Bradley of Meridian, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and a sister, Eary Chancey of Leesburg, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her husband, E. N. (Eugene Nevels) Bradley and a son, Rex. Bradley, Sr.
Interment was held at Agricola Cemetery with Rev. Bryce Evans officiating the services.
Sigler Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: TAURUS "MONSTA" LEVELL BRADLEY

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: June 2007

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Taurus "Monsta" Levell Bradley of Benndale was born on March 27, 1984 and departed his life on Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at the age of 23.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, J.D. Bradley, Sr.; grandparents, Cleveland and Frances Bolton and Uncle Carl Bradley.
He leaves to cherish his memories his loving and devoted mother, Annie Mae Bradley and step-father, Robert Holmes; father, Freddie (Ora) Bolton; devoted grandmother, Willie Mae Bradley, all of Benndale; grandmother, Luella Fairley Reynolds of Jackson; three sisters, Ashley Bradley, Jennifer Bradley, Kenya Bolton, all of Benndale; five brothers, Freddie Bradley, Robert Jr. Bradley, Adrian Bradley, Prince (PJ) Bradley, Jimmy Bolton, all of Benndale; two stepbrothers, Zachary White and Edward White, both of Hattiesburg; one niece, Ashtyn Bradley; three nephews, Raykwon Riley, Richard Moye II, all of Benndale and Landon Bradley of Picayune; five special aunts, Roseena Bradley, Joyce Bradley, Sabrina Bradley, April Bradley, Annie Merle (Ernest "Duke") Bradley, all of Benndale and aunt Barbara (Darrell) Pierce of Jackson; four great-aunts, Lady B. Fairley of Pascagoula; Joanna (Clarence) Bradley, Geraldine (Rufus) Fairley, all of Benndale; Janie Lawrence of Gautier; seven special uncles, Levell (Yvonne) Bradley of Memphis, TN; Willie Bradley of Atlanta, GA,.Mack Bradley, Ronald Bradley, Terry (Tiffany) Bradley, J D Bradley, Jr., Lee Vincent Bradley, all of Benndale and uncle Phillip (Freddie Bea) Cotton of San Francisco, Calif; a special cousin, Stacy Bradley of Benndale, his girlfriend, Marquita Wallace of Benndale. He left behind a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Visitation was held Wednesday, June 27, 2007 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Cowan Funeral Home in Lucedale.
Funeral services will be Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Sweet Pilgrim Baptist Church in Benndale.
Interment will be held in Fairley-Bolton Cemetery in Benndale.
Cowan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: DOROTHY N. "SHUG" BRANNON

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: April 3, 2003

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Dorothy N. "Shug" Brannon, 59, on Thursday, March 27, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. from Holmes Missionary Baptist Church.
A native of Lucedale, she was born on January 1, 1944 and departed this life on Tuesday, March 25, 2003. She was a grocery salesclerk and a member of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Roberts, three daughters, Charlotte (Tommy) Davis, Sherry West, Jacqueline Brannon, and a son, Kennie (Joyce) Brannon. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Brandon Davis, Lana Davis, Joshua West, Michael West, Alyssa West, two sisters, Betty (Robert) Parker, Janice (J W) Fairley, and a brother Terry (Toni) Estle, all of Lucedale.
Interment was in the Holmes Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Billy Evans, Rev. Willie Hill and Rev. Exro Walker officiating the services.
Pallbearers were Ricky Breland, Barry Lambert, Darrell Brewer, Don Fairley, Derek Parker and Don Perkins.
George County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: JOHN PAUL BRANNAN

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: January 20, 2005

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Services were held for John Paul Brannan, 63, of Lucedale on January 15 at 2:30 p.m. at Sigler Funeral Home. Interment followed in Macedonia Cemetery.
Born in Mobile, AL., he died January 13, 2005. He was a member of IBEW Local in Pascagoula and a retired electrician.
He is survived by two sons, James Madison Brannan and Mark Edward Brannan, five sisters, Sharon Eubanks, Linda McLeod, Nona Sweet, Donna Turner, Teresa Rhodes, six brothers, Rex Jimmy Brannan, Michael Brannan, Marshall Brannan, Kenneth Brannan, Stephen Brannan, and Timothy Brannan. He was preceded in death by his parents, James O. and Norma Lee Holland Brannan and his son, John Paul "Johnny" Brannan, Jr.
Arrangements were by Sigler Funeral Home.

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Name of Deceased: JOHN PAUL "JOHNNY" BRANNAN, JR.

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: November 1985

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services for John Paul Brannan, Jr., 23, were held 2 p.m. Monday, November 18 at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev. John Brock and Rev. W. L. Boone officiating. Interment was in Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Fails Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Brannan died Saturday, November 16, 1985 in a New Orleans, LA., hospital following a long illness. (Cancer) A native of george County, Brannan was a member of Pine View Baptist Church of Brookland.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Kim (Howell) Brannan, Lucedale; his parents, John P. Brannan, Sr. of Pascagoula, Mrs. Betty Brannan of Lucedale; two brothers, Mark Edward Brannan and James Madison Brannan, both of Lucedale; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Varnadore and Mrs. Norma Lee Brannan, all of Lucedale.
(Note: Johnny Brannan born April 17, 1962 died November 16, 1985)

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Name of Deceased: JOYCE HOLT BRANNAN

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: July 23, 1992

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held Tuesday for Joyce Brannan, 66, of the Rocky Creek Community. She died Sunday at George County Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Services were conducted by Rev. John Harper and interment was in Macedonia Cemetery.
She is survived by her father, Hubert Holt; her husband Elvin (Walter Elvin) Brannan; a daughter, Geraldine Brannan; a son Douglas Brannan and three grandchildren.
She is also survived by three sisters, Annie Ruth Foster, Mary Alice Turner and Judy Welford and three brothers, Wayne Holt, Byron Holt and J. C. Holt, all of George County.

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Name of Deceased: LONNIE ALLEN BRANNAN

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: April 15, 1993

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral rites for Lonnie Allen Brannan, 45, of Lucedale were held April 11 at 3 p.m. at George County Funeral Home.
He was a native of George County and a member of the Methodist faith. He died unexpectedly (Heart attack) in Chapel Hill, NC, on April 8, 1993.
He is survived by his wife, Dota June Brannan of Lucedale; one daughter, Meisha Lynett Brannan of Pascagoula; one son, Lonnie Allen Brannan, Jr., of Lucedale and 11 grandchildren. Also surviving are his mother, Harriet Brannan and one brother, Jerald Brannan, both of Lucedale; and eight stepchildren, Cinda Long of Bryne, Tex.; Angela Holman and Chyrel Martin, both of Fort Worth, Tex., Lisa Huey and Billy Ray Huey, both of Biloxi; and DeLinda Seals, Dana Rae Clark and David James Hilman, all of Lucedale.
Services were conducted by Rev. Fred Dobbins and Rev. Carroll Griffin. Interment was in the Rocky Creek Cemetery with George County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Robert Walters, Lance Brannan, Ben Howell, Paschal Walters, David Havard and Winston Howell. Honorary pallbearers were Ray Hunter, John O'Neal, Ronnie Thompson and Willie Hembree.

(Note: Listed in Military Veterans Buried in George County by Jimmy Trussell as: Brannan, Lonnie A; b. 11-20-1947, d. 04-08-1993, SP4, 683rd, Engr., Plt. FF., (Rocky Creek)

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Name of Deceased: NORMA LEE HOLLAND BRANNAN

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: June 2002

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Mrs. Norma Lee Brannan, 83, died June 10, 2002, at her home. Mrs. Brannan was a native of George County, Miss., a resident of Brushy Creek Road, Lucedale, Miss., a homemaker, and a member of the Rounsaville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, James O. Brannan; daughter, Lula Eckhoff; parents, Lloyd Holland and Lula Whatley Holland; brothers, Woodrow Holland, Vernon Holland and Elton Holland; grandchildren, David Eckhoff and Johnny Brannan.
Survivors include five daughters, Sharon Eubanks, Linda McLeod, Nona Sweet, Donna Turner and Teresa Rhodes; seven sons, Rex Jimmy Brannan, John Paul Brannan, Michael Brannan, Marshall Brannan, Kenneth Brannan, Stephen Brannan and Timothy Brannan; 26 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild; brother, Darwin Holland; and sister, Betty Parsons.
Visitation was held June 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Sigler Funeral Home.
Funeral service was June 13 at 2 p.m. from Sigler Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment followed in the Macedonia Cemetery, Lucedale, Miss.
Brother James Broome and Brother Roger Hickman conducted the funeral services.
Pallbearers were Hayvard Holland, Ray Holland, Danny Holland, Eddy Parsons, Dana Parsons, Tadd Parsons and Mitch Holland.
Arrangement by Sigler Funeral Home, 4248 Main Street, Lucedale, Miss.

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Name of Deceased: REX JIMMY "BULL" BRANNAN

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: October 2008

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Sgt. Maj. Rex Jimmy "Bull" Brannan, 68, of Purvis on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, at 11:30 a.m. at Moore Funeral Chapel in Purvis.
Interment followed in Coaltown Cemetery with Rev. Bill Wright officiating the services.
A mechanic at M.A.T.E.S. at Camp Shelby who also served 43 years in the Army National Guard, he died October 5, 2008.
He is survived by his son, Rex Allen Brannan of Booneville; two daughters, Neresa Williamson of Houston and Norma Evans of Purvis; five brothers, Michael Brannan, Marshall Brannan, Stephen Brannan and Timothy Brannan, all of Lucedale and Kenneth Brannan of Petal; five sisters, Sharon Eubanks, Linda McLeod, Nona Sweet and Donna Turner, all of Lucedale and Teresa Rhodes of Fairhope, Ala.; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Moore Funeral Home in Purvis was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: THEODORE WATSON BRANNON

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: May 1991

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Theodore Watson Brannon, 64, died Friday, May 10, 1991 at George County Hospital following a long illness. He was a native of George County, a resident of the Brushy Creek community and a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force, of which he had made his career.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 13, at Macedonia Baptist Church, Rev. M.G. Tanner officiated the 10 a.m. services. Burial was in the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery with Fails Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bernice Brannon; two sons, Douglas and Paul Keith Brannon, all of Lucedale; and two grandchildren.

(Note: Listed in Military Veterans Buried in George County by Jimmy Trussell as: Brannon, T. Watson, b. 04-11-1927, d. 05-10-1991, M/Sgt. US Army, WW-2, Korea, Vietnam, (Macedonia)

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Name of Deceased: VERA DAVIS BRANNAN

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: June 12, 2003

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Vera Davis Brannan, 74, of Wilmer, AL., June 11, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. from Rocky Creek Baptist Church.
A native of Lucedale, she was a lifelong Sunday School teacher, supporter of missions, a strong Christian witness in the churches she served and communities she lived in, and a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church. She was also retired from the U.S. Post Office after 30 years of service. She died June 8, 2003.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Calvin L. Brannan of Wilmer, AL.; one daughter, Lynda B. (Greg) Braniff of Kennesaw, GA; one son, Ernie M. (Laura) Brannan of Wilmer, AL; five grandchildren, Scott Brannan of Lexington, KY, Leshay Brannan and Leah Brannan, both of Wilmer, AL, Ashley B. (Ben) Pruett of Dacula, GA, and Justin Braniff of Coral Springs, FL; nieces, nephews; and other relatives.
Interment was held in the Wilmer Cemetery in Alabama.
Radney Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mexico Mission Fund c/o Rocky Creek Baptist Church.

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Name of Deceased: WALTER ELVIN BRANNAN

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: November 2006

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Walter ElvinBrannan, 77, of Lucedale, on November 8, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Sigler Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment followed at Macedonia Cemetery with Rev. Don Boone, Rev. Larry Havard, Rev. Greg Barker, Rev. Roy Myers and Rev. Michael Morgan officiating the services.
A retired ironworker who also served in the Army, and a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church, he died on November 5, 2006.
He is survived by his wife, Loraine S. Brannan, of Lucedale; two daughters, Geraldine B. (Wayne) Hester and Kaye Brown; a son, Douglas "Toby" (Pennie) Brannan; six grandchildren, Micah Brannan, Adam Brannan, Leeann Brannan, Wayne "Bubs" Hester, Jr., Amber Brown and Adam Brown; and one great-grandchild, Harrison Brannan.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce H. Brannan and his parents, Curtis and Ila (Shepherd) Brannan.
Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

(Note: Listed in Military Veterans Buried in George County by Jimmy Trussell as: Brannan, Elvin, b. 01-02-1929, d. 11-05-2006, US Army (Macedonia)

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Name of Deceased: ARNOLD ROGERS BRASHIER

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: April 2007

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Arnold Rogers Brashier, 77, of Lucedale, April 1, 2007, at 3 pm at First Baptist Church of Lucedale.
Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery with Dr. Don Stewart and Rev. Johnny Walker officiating the services.
A retired postman employed by the U.S. Postal Service, a member of the Air National Guard for 23 years, and a member and Deacon at First Baptist Church of Lucedale, he died March 30, 2007.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice Brashier of Lucedale, two sons, Mark (Terri) Brashier of Madison and Paul (Kin) Brashier of Tupelo, daughter, Beth (Royce) Lott of Lucedale, two grandsons, Josh of Oxford and Reese of Lucedale, two granddaughters, Kelley Beth and Amelia both of Tupelo and a brother, Charles Brashier of Quitman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mattie Brashier and a brother, Ralph Brashier.
Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(Note: Listed in Military Veterans Buried in George County by Jimmy Trussell as: Brashier, Arnold Rogers; b. 11-14-1927, d. 03-30-2007, 76 years old, M/Sgt. US Air Force, Korea, (Magnolia Cemetery)

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Name of Deceased: CHARLIE D. BREEDEN

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: October 15, 1998

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Charlie D. Breeden on October 11, 1998, at 2:00 p.m. from the Sigler Funeral Home Chapel.
A native of George County and a member of the Baptist faith, he died October 8 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile, Ala. He was retired from ADDSCOA and a member of the Masonic order for over 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Doris (Pitts) Breeden; a daughter, Ganell Cope of Wetumpka, Ala.; a son, Charles (Brenda) Breeden of Mobile, Ala.; his mother-in-law, Ella Pitts of Lucedale; two granddaughters, Ann (Danny) Gilmore of Montgomery, Ala and Melonie Henson of Mobile, Ala.; one grandson, Bruce (Lisa) Cope of Los Angeles, Calif.; three great-grandsons, Christopher Cope, Danny Joe and Austin Lee Gilmore; one brother, S. Q. "Jack" (Helen) Breeden of Mobile, Ala.; one sister-in-law, Allie Jean Breeden; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Rev. Jimmy Long officiated the services.
Pallbearers were Danny Gilmore, Richard Breeden, Clyde Breeden, Michael Pitts, Greg Pitts and Mark Pitts.
Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Interment in Magnolia Cemetery
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Name of Deceased: MAURICE GRIFFIN BREIGHNER

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: February 2009

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Mrs. Maurice Griffin Breighner, 70, at the Chapel of Serenity Funeral Home on Monday, February 9, 2009 at 10 a.m. with interment following in Serenity Memorial Gardens.
A native of the Howell community and a longtime resident of Theodore, Ala., she died on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at her home.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Joseph F. Breighner; 3 sons, Joe (Janet) Breighner, Terry (Sheila) Mason and Braxton Breighner; 2 daughters, Deborah (Chester) Rowe, Janet Leigh Rakestraw; 10 grandchildren, Kaylie, Brent, Kristen, April, Amber, Jacques, Alexis, Santana, Jessica and Stasia; 12 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Lois Tanner of the Howell Community, Sandra Tanner of Daphne, Ala., Loretta (Rudy) Boler of Big Point; one brother Harold (Mary Alice) Griffin of Lucedale; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Jennie Mae Griffin; and her brother, Lamar Griffin.
Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: ANGELA FAIRCHILD BRELAND

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: July 2005

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Angela Fairchild Breland, 85, of Lucedale, July 26, 2005, at 3 p.m. from Leaf Church.
Interment followed in the Leaf Cemetery with Rev. Billy Chidester and Rev. Jerry Rawls officiating the services.
A native of Leaf, she was a homemaker. A member of the Leaf Church, she died July 24, 2005.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Enmon Breland; two sons, Shelton Breland and Ernest Breland; parents, Robert and Lizzie Fairley Fairchild; and a brother, Earl Fairchild.
She is survived by three daughters, Virginia B. Buzbee, Portia Ishee of McLain and Sharon Guetin of Tulsa, Okla; a son, Kernis Breland of Hattiesburg; two daughters-in-law, Jean Breland and Kathy Breland, both of Leaf; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Burlene Harvison of Wiggins and Nell Dickson of Saraland, Ala.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Leaf Church or Thompson Hill Baptist Church.
Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: ARDELL GOFF BRELAND

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: February 18, 1999

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Ardell Goff Breland, 90, of Lucedale, February 11, 1999, at 2 p.m. from Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home Chapel in Hattiesburg.
A member of New Augusta United Methodist Church, she died February 9 at Perry County General Hospital.
Survivors include five sons, Dan H. (Ann Grubbs) Breland of Pendleton, Oregon, Nathan N. (Bonnie Hinton) Breland of Nashville, Tenn., Rudolph E. (Evelyne Shoemake) Breland of Ovett, Richard Dewitt (Lillian McCardle) Breland of Dalton, Ga., and Hollis A. (Faye Foxworth) Breland of New Augusta; two daughters, Nadine (Carl) Patterson and Margaret Ann (William B.) Miller, both of Petal. 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Interment was held at Fairley Cemetery in Perry County with Rev. H. J. Hedgepeth and Rev. Glenn Freeman officiating the services.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Gregory Breland, Bradley Breland, Patrick Breland, Kenneth Breland, Jonathan Breland, David Breland, Michael Breland, and Alvin M. Miller.

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Name of Deceased: MAMIE LOUISE EUBANKS BRELAND

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: November 2009

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Louise Eubanks Breland, 51, of Beaumont on Monday, November 9, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at Kittrell Congregational Methodist Church.
Interment followed in Beaumont Cemetery.
A homemaker and member of McLain Church of God, she died November 6.
She is survived by her husband Joe C. Breland, Sr. of Beaumont; a son, Joe C. Breland, Jr. of Beaumont; three daughters, Jeanna Taylor, Melisa Dunnam and Joyce L. Breland, all of Beaumont; three grandchildren; her mother Katie Lou Fairley of Lucedale; a sister Jeanelle Clark of Lucedale and two brothers, Richard Eubanks, Jr. and James Stevens, Jr. both of Lucedale.
She was preceded in death by her father Richard H. Eubanks, Sr.
Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: MARY W. BRELAND

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: March 11, 1999

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Mary W. Breland, 72, of McLain, February 28, 1999 from Buffalo Baptist Church at 2 p.m.
A native of Leakesville and a seamstress, she died February 27.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Hillman of McLain and Mary Helen Bexley of Lucedale; a step-daughter, Edna Earl Watford of Semmes, Ala.; a son, Leroy Stokley of Ellisville; a step-son, Roy Stokley of Morton, eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by three brothers, Houston Scoggins of Pascagoula, Francis Scoggins of Bladon Springs, Ala. and Paul Scoggins of Chatom, Ala., and six sisters, Leona Ganiey and Lucy Neely, both of Leakesville, Anna Laura Nichols of Stapelton, Ala., Evelyn Coxwell of Meridian, Lucille McLendon of Newton and Vera Lee Price of Chatom, Ala.
Interment was held at McLeod-Magnolia Cemetery of Leakesville with Rev. John Miller officiating the services.
Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: RUTH "COOT" BRELAND

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: June 14, 2001

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Ruth (Coot) Breland, 66, of McLain, June 9, 2001, at 9:30 a.m. from Leaf Baptist Church.
A native of George County, a homemaker and a member of Leaf Baptist Church, she died June 7 at Providence Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Bedford Breland of McLain; a daughter, Mary (David) Murrah of Lucedale; two sons, Steve Breland and Billy (Dawn) Breland, both of McLain and three grandchildren, Josh Murrah, Ann Breland and Bill Breland.
Interment was held at Pipkins Cemetery in Leaf with Dr. Ben Johnson officiating the services.

(Note: W. Ruth "Coot" Breland 1934-2001)

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Name of Deceased: SHELTON ENMON BRELAND, JR.

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: March 2007

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Shelton Enmon "Sonny" Breland, Jr. 39, of McLain, March 10, at 10 a.m. at Leaf Baptist Church.
Interment followed in Leaf Cemetery with Rev. Grant McLain, Rev. Burt Edwards, Dr. David Johnson and Rev. Neal Fairley officiating the services.
An equipment operator/material handler employed by MDOT and a member of the Leaf Baptist Church, he died on March 8, 2007.
He is survived by his mother, Jean Merrell Webb Breland of McLain, brother, Samuel Magruder Breland of Leaf and many cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father, Shelton Breland, Sr. and grandparents, Enmon and Angela Breland and Shelton M. and Mildred Cran Webb.
Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: VIVIAN CAMMIE WARD BRELAND

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: September 30, 1999

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Vivian Cammie Ward Breland, 71, of Guntersville, Ala., September 22, 1999, from Chapel in the Pines in Guntersville, Ala.
A native of the Shipman community, she taught high school in Forrest County, George County, Fairbanks, AK, Mobile, Ala., Guntersville, Ala and Georgia. She died September 18.
She is survived by her children, Martin Malone Breland of Maryland, Linda Breland Valeska of Montgomery, Ala. and Deborah Breland of Mobile, Ala. and four grandchildren, Tyler Valeska, Kinsey Norris Breland, Kalen Dorothy Breland and Malone Katen Breland.
She is also survived by a sister, Carolyn Ward Bailey of Baton Rouge, La.; two brothers, Raymond W. Ward of Lucedale and Hollis E. Ward of Mobile, Ala.; an aunt, Bessie Hulett Harvey of Lucedale and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norris Olen Breland.
Interment was held at Taylor Cemetery in Buck Island, Guntersville, Ala. with Rev. Bob Hunt officiating the services.
Pallbearers were Don Valeska, John Fredrico, Tyler Valeska, Martin Breland, Joe Edd Bragg, Glenn Miller and Hollis Ward.
Honorary pallbearers were Raymond W. Ward and Joe Fleming.
Carr Funeral Home in Guntersville, Ala. was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: GLADYS A. BAKER BRESHER

Newspaper: Mississippi Press

Date: May 2004

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Mrs. Gladys A. (Baker) Bresher, 67, of Lucedale, Miss., died May 5, 2004 in Lucedale. She was born March 15, 1936 in Foley, Ala.
Mrs. Gladys was a devoted retired military wife and mother who enjoyed her 20 years of traveling with her husband and children. She was a friendly homemaker. She was known for her outstanding cooking throughout the community. She worked for sevreal years at Ocean Springs Hospital and Cinderella Knitting Mill in Moss Point.
She was preceded in death by her father, Daniel Baker; mother, Lalla Howard; and one brother, John P. Baker.
She is survived and will be sadly missed by her husband of 52 years, Donald R. Bresher, Sr. of Lucedale; son, Donald R. (Frances) Bresher, Jr. of Wade, Miss.; daughters, Diane (Don) Hudson of Wade, Linda (Gerald) Hudson of Wade, Michelle (Larry) Fairley of Big Point; sister, Florence Green of Wade; brother Irvin (Barbara) Farmer of Leakesville, Miss; grandchildren, Tanja (Lamar) Stewart, Heath (Jennifer) Hudson, Kammy Gomez, Teresa (Cody) Vice, Chris (Dallas) Hudson, Latisha (Mark) Johnson, Andrea (Bobby) Fowler, Daniel Bresher, Mark Fairley and Misty Fairley; 17 great grandchildren; and many other friends and family.
Visitation will be Friday, May 7, 2004, from 1-3 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jerry Hamilton and the Rev. Breaux Taegant officiating.
Pallbearers will be the grandsons of Mrs. Bresher.
Arrangements by Jackson County Funeral Services, Escatawpa, Miss.
Interment in Serene Memorial Gardens, Escatawpa MS

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Name of Deceased: ANGELA DIANE SHOWS BREWER

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: September 8, 2005

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Angela Diane Brewer, 38, of Lucedale, September 7, 2005, at 10 a.m. from Sigler Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery.
A native of Pascagoula, she worked as an LPN and as a waitress at Seaman's Cove and attended Pineview Missionary Baptist Church. She died September 4, 2005.
She is survived by her husband, John Kevin Brewer; two daughters, Ashley Denise Brewer and Jennifer Noel Brewer; her mother, Marilyn Diane (Eaton) Shows; one sister, Cynthia Rochelle (Lee) Gibson; two brothers, Forrest Richard (Susie) Shows and Kirk Dwight (Lynette) Shows; six nieces, Sheena Williamson, Haley Shows, Jessie Havard, Kachaa Peavy, Jodie Havard and Allison Gibson; seven nephews, John Gentry, Brad Williamson, Tucker Shows, Jacob Gentry, Hunter Shows, Aaron Gill and Wyatt Shows.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Percy and Lou Ethel Eaton, Floyd Jessie and Lena Onita Shows.
Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(Note: Angela Shows Brewer - February 25, 1967 - September 4, 2005 died after a battle with cancer.)

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Name of Deceased: BERNARD HASKELL "HACK" BREWER

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: June 5, 2003

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Bernard "Hack" Haskell Brewer, 83, of Leakesville, June 2, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. from Freeman Funeral Home.
A resident of Leakesville, he was a retired Master Sgt. with the Mississippi State Highway Patrol, a Master Mason, a member of MS Law Enforcement Officers Association, and served in the Army. He died May 30, 2003.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Brewer, of Leakesville; two sons, Bernard Ray Brewer of Lucedale and Franklin Dwain Brewer of Wiggins; three daughters, Wanda Pierce of Leakesville, Sharon Nixon of Lucedale and Jackie Burnett of Gulfport; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, one sister and two grandsons.
Interment was held in the Unity Cemetery with Rev. Irvis Dale Everette officiating the service.
Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: DONALD WAYNE BREWER

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: November 5, 1992

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services for Donald Wayne Brewer, 39, were held Tuesday, November 3, at 10 a.m. at George County Funeral Home.
He was a George County native and a member of the Pentecostal faith. He died October 31, 1992 as a result of injuries suffered in a traffic accident near Waynesboro. He was a Route 9 resident.
Survivors include his mother, Marie Brewer of Lucedale; two sisters, Betty Brinkman of Grand Bay, Ala., and Ruby Mason of Lucedale; and four brothers, John H. Brewer, David L. Brewer, Earl H. Brewer and Jerry T. Brewer, all of Lucedale. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
Conducting the services were Rev. L. C. Hoyt and Rev. Joe Eddin. Interment was in the Rocky Creek Cemetery with George County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers included Jeffrey Brewer, Tim Mason, Earl Brewer, Tony Hard, Prentiss Brewer and Dennis Brewer.

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Name of Deceased: FANNIE B. BREWER

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: March 8, 2001

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Fannie B. Brewer, 88, of Lucedale, March 4, 2001 at 2:30 p.m. from Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Moselle.
A homemaker, she died March 2 at George County Hospital.
She is survived by a son, Miles Howard Brewer of Lucedale; a sister, Bulah Boleware Graves of Collins; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Interment was held at Lott Cemetery.

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Name of Deceased: JEFFREY WAYNE BREWER

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: November 2005

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Jeffrey Wayne Brewer, 35, of Lucedale, November 22, 2005, at 2 p.m. from George County Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment followed in Rocky Creek Cemetery with Tony Hard officiating the services.
Born in Wayne County, he was a mechanic and heavy equipment operator. A member of the Baptist faith, he died, November 17, 2005.
He is survived by his daughter Brittany Brewer; his parents, Jerry and Juanita Brewer of Lucedale; his sister, Kimberly (David) Foster of Kennedy, Ala.; a brother, Tony (Patti) Hard of Rock Springs, Wyo.; grandmother, Foncine Dunlap; three nieces, Tiffany Foster and Brittney Foster, both of Kennedy, Ala., and Stephanie Cole of Rock Springs, Wyo.; four nephews, Austin Irvin and Andy Irvin, both of McShan, Ala, Andrew Cole of Rock Springs, Wyo., and Brandon Foster of Kennedy, Ala.
Pallbearers were Kevin Brewer, Chris Parnell, Tim Mason, Frank Turner, Dennis Brewer and Darrell Brewer.
Alternate pallbearers were Holden Hilbun and Prentiss Matthew Brewer.
George County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(Note: Jeffrey Brewer - June 17, 1970 - November 17, 2005)

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Name of Deceased: JESSE GAY BREWER

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: May 2005

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Jesse Gay Brewer, 80, of Bay Minette, Ala., May 14, 2005, at 11 a.m. from the Washington Missionary Baptist Church.
Interment followed in the Neely Cemetery with Rev. Kenny Ball officiating the services.
A native of Neely, he was a retired men's clothing salesman and a World War II Army veteran in field artillery serving under Gen. George Patton. He attended the Dauphin Way Baptist Church in Mobile, Ala. and died May 12, 2005.
He is survived by his wife, Laura Brewer of Carl Junction, MO.; a son, John Hodgson Brewer of Mobile, Ala.; a daughter, Lisa Brewer Coker of Santa Barbara, Calif.; four grandchildren; a brother, Larry L. Brewer of Mobile, Ala., and a sister, Shannon Fike of Lucedale.
Freeman Funeral Home in Leakesville was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: MILES HOWARD BREWER

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: June 2010

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Miles Howard Brewer, 74, of Lucedale on Thursday, June 10, 2010, at 3 p.m. at First Pentecostal Church of Helena.
Interment followed at Serene Memorial Gardens in Moss Point with Bro. Timothy Mains and Bro. Jerry Hamilton officiating the services.
A member of First Pentecostal Church of Helena, a salesman for Frito Lay and owner of Brewers Auto Sales, he died June 7.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Faye Brewer of Lucedale; sons Timothy E. (Tammy) Brewer, Dwayne A. (Sarah) Brewer, both of Lucedale and Anthony H. (Rhonda) Brewer of Laurel; and eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jay R. VanCourt, Jared D. Brewer, Ryan Goff, Shane Davis, Tim Allen and Lamar Delmas.
Jones and Sons Funeral Home of Richton was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: MILES R. BREWER

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: January 20, 2000

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Miles R. Brewer, 86, of Lucedale, January 31, 2000, at 2 p.m. from Jones Chapel in Moselle.
A minister and equipment operator, he died January 11 at George County Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Fannie Boleware Brewer of Lucedale; a son, Miles Howard Brewer of Lucedale, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by three sisters, Natlie Boleware of Moselle, Iva Boleware and Lessie Coleman, both of Ellisville.
Interment was held at Lott Cemetery in Seminary.

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Name of Deceased: ROBIN LYNN BREWER

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: September 2005

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Robin Lynn Brewer, 48, of Lucedale, September 19, 2005, at 10 a.m. from Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Leakesville.
Interment followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery with Rev. Greg Foster officiating the services.
A native of Greene County, she worked as a shipping supervisor for a plant nursery. A member of the Baptist faith, she died September 14, 2005.
She is survived by her father, Gordon McDonald of Leakesville; two daughters, Melinda Lara of Wilmer, Ala., and Diana Clark of Sand Hill and two brothers, Bobby McDonald and Mark McDonald, both of Leakesville.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia McDonald and son David Newbill.
Freeman Funeral Home in Leakesville was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: RUTH SIMMONS BREWER

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: November 2007

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Ruth Simmons Brewer, 86, of Lucedale, on Tuesday, November 27, 2007, at Freeman Funeral Home at 11 a.m.
Interment followed in Unity Cemetery in Leakesville with Rev. Irvis D. Everette officiating the services.
A homemaker and member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, she died November 25.
She is survived by her two sons, Bernard (Sharon) Brewer of Lucedale and Dwain (Warrene) Brewer of Wiggins; three daughters, Jackie (Brewer) Burnett of Gulfport, Wanda (John) Pierce and Sharon (Gene) Nixon, both of Leakesville; two brothers, Pat Holland of Leakesville and Stanley (Lula Mae) Holland of Semmes, Ala.; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Haskell "Hack" Brewer; parents, Hosie and Agnes (Hayes) Simmons Holland; grandson, Jeffery Scott Pierce and brother, Edward S. Holland.
Pallbearers were grandsons, John Alton Pierce, Michael Berry, Lane brewer, Darrell Brewer, Jason Pierce and Marty Noblitt.
Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: WALTON E. "WALT" BREWER

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: January 2006

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services will be held for Walton E. Brewer, 72, of Lucedale, January 21, 2006, at 10 a.m. from George County Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will follow in Howell Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Larry Havard and Rev. Adrian Fairchild officiating the services.
Visitation will be Friday, January 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the George County Funeral Home Chapel.
Born in Forrest County, he was a retired funeral director and mortician from George County Funeral Home. Of the Baptist faith, he died January 14, 2006.
He is survived by his wife Loree Pierce Brewer of Lucedale; one daughter, Janice (Brad) James of Mobile, Ala.; two grandchildren, Philip Fredrick and Elizabeth James, both of Mobile; one brother Dorman (Lois) Brewer of Richton; one sister, Opal (Melvin) Walley of Richton; and nieces and nephews.
He will be preceded in death by his parents, Riley Brewer and Novella Byrd Brewer.
Pallbearers were Scott Bunch, Clifton Busby, James Freeman, George Echroyd, Paul Nixon, Tommy Breland and James Turner.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Southside Baptist Church Building Fund.
George County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: VELMA MARIE BREWER

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: November 25, 1993

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral rites for Mrs. Velma Marie Brewer, 72, of Lucedale, were held November 21, at 2 p.m. at Lighthouse Pentecostal Church.
She was a native of George County, and a member of the Pentecostal faith. She died November 19, 1993 at her home following a lengthy illness.
She is survived by four sons, John Brewer, David Brewer, Earl Brewer and Jerry Brewer, and two daughters, Betty Brinkman and Ruby Mason, all of Lucedale, and a number of grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Other survivors include two sisters, Lucile Stringer of Lucedale and Virginia Bates of Mobile, Ala., and one brother, G. R. Barrow of Lucedale.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hadley Brewer and son Donald Brewer.
Services were conducted by Brother Larry C. Hoyt. Interment was in the Rocky Creek Cemetery with George County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Tony Hard, Kirk Shows, Kevin Brewer, Ben Brewer, Tim Mason, Doug Brewer, Dennis Brewer, Herbert Williamson and Earl Brewer.

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Name of Deceased: BILLY JOE BRIDGES

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: October 2009

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Billy Joe Bridges, 62, Saturday, October 3, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Sigler Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment followed in Straight Way Church Cemetery with Bro. Randy Salisbury officiating the services.
A retired parts supervisor, he died September 28, 2009.
He is survived by his two uncles Wayne Taylor and W. J. Taylor; sixteen nieces and nephews; and seven great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie Warren and Varilla Madelin (Taylor) Bridges; a sister Wanda Maples; two brothers, Hudson Bridges and Oscar Bridges; uncle Rocky Taylor and nephew Junior Maples.
Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: OSCAR WARREN BRIDGES

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: August 2008

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Oscar Warren Bridges, 58, of Lucedale on Friday, August 22, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Sigler Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment followed in the Straight Way Church Cemetery with Rev. Randy Salisbury officiating the services.
A computer programmer, member of the Straight Way Church of Lucedale and member of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, he died August 19, 2008.
He is survived by his mother, Varilla T. Davis of Lucedale; two daughters, Linda Sue Bridges of Lucedale and Mary Spicer of Lee City, Texas; three sons, Charles (BeBe) Bridges of Agricola, Leslie Ray Bridges of Meridian, Curtis (Sandy) Bridges of Lucedale. He is also survived by six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Bridges. Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(Note: Listed in Military Veterans Buried in George County by Jimmy Trussell as: Bridges, Oscar Warren; d. 08-19-2008, 58 years old, US Marine Corps., Vietnam (Straight Way)

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Name of Deceased: LISA GAYE BRIDWELL

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: August 2010

Submitters Name: Betty R. Marshall

Obit: Lisa Gaye Bridwell, 40, died on Sunday, August 8, 2010 from cancer. She was a resident of Ocean Springs.
She is survived by John Maas of Ocean Springs and their "20 paws of love"; Jibbs, Rosco, Rufus, Red and Ears; her sister Michele Chatham; her nieces and nephew Sara, Teresa and Amber Chat