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Baker, Jack Edward
Baker, Margaret Josephine Perry
Ball, Kate Annie
Breland, Angela
Breland, Shelton Enmon Sr
Breland, Shelton Enmon "Sonny" Jr
Brewer, Robin Lynn
Ball, Underwood
Barr, Lynne Renee
Bates, Wiley Edward
Batley, Theo Owen "Tommy"
Baxter, John "Alph"
Beard, Arthur
Berry, Kenneth Neal
Bicaise, Brian Louis
Bouler, Grace Alderman
Boulineau, Rufus Willie
Bradley, Betty Lou Devore
Breland, Curtis Van
Breland, Elnora
Breland, Smyrna L.
Brewer, Jeanie
Brewer, Mary Ann Neel
Brewer, Vastine Sr.
Brown, Eli Z. Jr.
Brown, Oscar L. "Billy" Jr.
Burch, Frances Louise Mcleod
Byrd, Richard Gerald "Tim"
Crocker, Donald Frankie
Daughdrill, Dale West
Daughdrill, Roland Dale Sr.
Denny, Walter
Howell, Hazel Lee
Jones, James Hilton
Jordan, Ora Emogene Stevens
Rainwater, Eunice T
Taylor, Clara Bell
Taylor, Juanita Lane
Witherginton, Pina Dell Hillman


Name of Deceased: Breland, Shelton Enmon "Sonny" Jr

County Name: Greene

State: MS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: Mar 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.
Published in the George County Times, March 2007. Submitted by Betty R Marshall.

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Name of Deceased: Brewer, Robin Lynn

County Name: Greene

State: MS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: Sep 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.
Published in the George County Times, September 2005. Submitted by Betty R Marshall.

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Name of Deceased: Baker, Jack Edward

County Name: Greene

State: MS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: 12 May 2005

Submitters Name: Betty Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Jack Edward Baker, 72, a native of Pachuta, and resident of Leakesville, May 9, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Freeman Funeral Home, with interment in the Clark Cemetery in Old Avera.
A retired lineman for Singing River Power, he died Saturday, May 7, at Forrest General Hospital.
He is survived by wife, Margaret Josephine Baker of Leakesville, three sons, Tony Pierce of Leakesville, Robert Pierce of State Line, Shannon Pierce of Wilmer, AL., a daughter Kathy Kloss of Citronelle, AL, a brother, Buck Baker of Belzoni, three sisters, Marie Glidewell, Margie Havard and Nell Malone, all of Lucedale, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Published in the George County Times, May 12, 2005. Submitted by Betty R Marshall.

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Name of Deceased: Breland, Angela

County Name: Greene

State: MS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: Jul 2005

Submitters Name: Betty 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.
Published in the George County Times, July 2005. Submitted by Betty R Marshall.

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Name of Deceased: Breland, Shelton Enmon Sr

County Name: Greene

State: MS

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: Mar 1998

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: SHELTON BRELAND SR.
Funeral services were held for Shelton Enmon Breland, Sr., 58, of Leaf March 5, 1998 at 11 a.m. at Leaf Baptist Church.
A native of Royce, he was an iron worker, a member of the Iron Worker Local 798 and a member of Leaf Baptist Church. He died March 2 in Mobile, AL.
He is survived by his wife Jean Breland and two sons, Shelton "Sonny" Breland, Jr., and Sam Breland, all of Leaf.
Other survivors included his mother, Angela Breland; two brothers, Ernest Breland and Kernis Breland, all of Leaf; three sisters, Virginia Ann Buzbee of Benndale, Portia Ishee and Sherry Guerin, both of McLain.
Interment was held at Leaf Cemetery with Rev. Grant McLain officiating. Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements
[George County Times]

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Name of Deceased: Taylor, Juanita Lane

Newspaper: Mississippi Press

Date: 16 Nov 2011

Submitters Name: Gene Phillips

Obit: Mrs. Juanita Lane Taylor, 100 years old; was born on October 7, 1911, to Edward Francis Lane and Margaret Evelyn McKenzie Lane in Lorena, MS. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Lucille Lane Shipp; and two brothers, Harold Lane and Marshall Lane. Mrs. Taylor died November 23, 2011, at home following a long illness. She was the wife of the late James Lawrence Taylor.

Mrs. Taylor attended high school in Lorena and graduated from Millsaps College with a degree in English. She taught English at Greene County High
School in Leakesville, and served as a substitute teacher in Lucedale. Later, she worked for a brief time at the George County Library. Her main
focuses were raising five children and serving her church and community. She was active in the First United Methodist Church of Lucedale; serving as President of the United Methodist Women, a longtime member of the Dorcus Circle, and Sunday School teacher for the Upper Room Bible Class. Mrs. Taylor was one of the oldest members of this church. She was a member of Lucedale Woman's Club (a division of Mississippi Federation of Women's Clubs), serving as President and was active in local and state Club projects. Mrs. Taylor served as President of Lucedale PTA. For many years, Mrs. Taylor served as a "Pink Lady" for the George County Hospital. Additionally, she was a member of the Lucedale Declaration of Independence Chapter of Daughters of American Revolution, where she served as Regent and a Delegate.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by her daughters, Rosemary Williams (H.L. Jr. "Sandy) of Corinth, MS; Sherry Lane Carpenter (Wayne O.) of Germantown, TN; her sons, James Lawrence Taylor, Jr. (Jelna) of Lucedale, MS; Joe Howard Taylor (Belinda) of Lucedale, MS; Harold Gregory Taylor (Becky) of Holly Springs, MS; and seven grandchildren, Virginia Lane Yoder, Harry Lee Williams, III, Wayne O'Brian Carpenter, Jr., Kimberly Rene Davis, Heather Leigh Taylor, Sandra Leigh Penick, and Anna Britton Lidbom. She also leaves ten great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held today, Saturday, November 26, 2011, from 10 to 11 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church of Lucedale. The Memorial Service will begin at 11 A.M. with Rev. Jeff Pruett officiating. Interment will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 5101 Main Street, Lucedale, MS 39452; or Millsaps College, Millsaps Office of Annual Giving,1701 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39201. George County Funeral Home, Lucedale, MS was in charge of arrangements.

Published in Mississippi Press from November 25 to November 26, 2011

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Name of Deceased: Ball, Kate Annie

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: April 21, 1994

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral rites for Kate Annie Ball, 93, of Greene County, were held April 20 at 10 a.m. at her home on Hwy. 57 North.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Greene County. She was a housewife and a member of the Canaan Land Church. She died April 17 in Pascagoula following a long illness.
She is survived by three granddaughters, Mary A. Williams of Bayou La Batre Ala.; Callie R. Williams of Pascagoula; and Willie Jean Baxter of Slidell, LA.; 9 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren.
Services were conducted by Rev. D. B. Hillman and Rev. Dan Hillman. Interment was held in the Ball Family Cemetery, with Sigler “Fails” Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: Berry, Kenneth Neal

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: July 2003

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Kenneth Neal Berry, 56, of Leakesville, July 27, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. from Sweetwater Baptist Church.
A resident of Leakesville, he was self-employed as a heavy equipment operator, attended Sweetwater Baptist Church, a member of the Baptist faith and of the MS Mule Pullers Association, and served in the Air Force. He died July 24, 2003.
He is survived by his two sisters, Kathy Duvall of Saraland, AL and Etta Ann Hodges of Leakesville; three brothers, Johnny Earl Berry, David Joe Berry, both of Baton Rouge, LA and Richard Berry of Leakesville; step-son, Raymond Santos of Hilmar, CA; fiancee, Judy Newcombe of McLain; two step grandchildren; 12 nieces and nephews; and 17 great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Berry; daughter, Linda Diane Berry; and parents, John Neal and Josette Berry.
Interment was held in the Sweetwater Cemetery in Leakesville with Rev. Jimmy Holcomb, Rev. Randy Pierce and Rev. Dennis Cochran officiating the services.
Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: Daughdrill, Roland Dale Sr.

Newspaper: Mobile Register

Date: September 12, 2005

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Roland Dale Daughdrill Sr., a retired carpenter, died Saturday at an area hospital. He was 67.
A native of Neely, Miss., and a resident of Leakesville, he attended Washington Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Daughdrill of Leakesville; a son, Roland Daughdrill Jr., of Battleboro, N.C.; three daughters, Lisa Crager of State Line, Miss., Sheila Bradley of Leakesville and Patricia McCalip of Brandon, Miss.; four sisters, Madolyn Dueitt of Leakesville, Rita Clark of Sumrall, Miss., Mary Blackwell of Ovett, Miss., and Bonnie Cutsor of Omaha, Neb.; and 10 grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Freeman Funeral Home in Leakesville, where the funeral is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Rounsaville Cemetery in Rounsaville, Miss.
Mobile Register (AL) - Monday, September 12, 2005

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Name of Deceased: Crocker, Donald Frankie

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: July 12, 2012

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Graveside services were held for Donald Frankie Crocker, 71, on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at 9 a.m. at Mt. Pisgah Pentecostal Church Cemetery with Pastor Kenny Odom officiating the services. A memorial service was held at Mt. Pisgah on Monday night. He died July 1, 2012.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Dueitt Crocker; children Don Crocker of Citronelle, Ala., Doug (Shauna) Crocker of Coden, Ala., Jessica Crocker Richardson of Wilmer, Ala., James (Rita) Frye of Beaumont, Cindy Frye (Rodney) McDonald of Jonathan, Stephany Frye (Ben) Mattingly of Love Valley, N.C.; grandchildren Donald, Natilie, Melanie, Kenny, Madaline, Kaylin, Abigail, Alex, James (Jennie), J.J. (Ashley), Elizabeth (Kyle Crystal, B.J., Christopher (Holly); great grandchildren Conner, Hayden, Braxton, Chazton, Dylan, Cameron, Kyleigh Cora and Macy; brothers Buddy (Agnes) Graham (Sue) Dorsey (Evelyn); sisters Melba (Lavon) and Nell (Ken); and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son Frankie Bailey; daughter-in-law Trela Knotts Crocker, mother Mildred McLeod Crocker; father John Milton Crocker, Sr.; brother James Laverne Crocker; sisters Willie G. Griffin and Marilyn Crocker Dueitt and other beloved family members.
Cowan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: Byrd, Richard Gerald "Tim"

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: June 2005

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Richard Gerald "Tim" Byrd, 66, of Leakesville, June 18, 2005, at 10 a.m. from Freeman Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment followed in Thomas Cemetery in Leakesville with Rev. Irvis Dale Everette and Rev. David Storment officiating the services.
A native of Leakesville, he was a retired paint contractor, musician, singer and served part-term as Greene County Circuit Clerk. He died June 16, 2005.
He was preceded in death by his parents Loyd and Olivia Byrd and two brothers, Harry F. Byrd and Loyd E. Byrd, Jr.
He is survived by three sisters, Virginia Sangster of Thomaston, Conn., Dora Jean Bourne of Hattiesburg and Carolyn Williams of Leakesville; a brother, James "Ducky" Byrd of Coffeeville, Ala.; a long time friend and companion, Mary Ellen Crider; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Freemen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: Daughdrill, Dale West

Newspaper: Hattiesburg American

Date: February 29, 2008

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mutual Rights Cemetery for Dale West Daughdrill, 68, of Neely, who died Feb. 28, 2008, at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, Ala.
Mr. Daughdrill was a retired salesman.
He was preceded in death by a a son, Jeff Daughdrill; and his parents, "Sye" and "Clemmie" Daughdrill.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Daughdrill of Neely; two sons, Bo Daughdill and Scott Daughdrill, both of Richton; three daughters, Angela Daughdrill of Mobile, Ala., Stacy Westergard of Ball, La., and Vicki Gunter of Seminary; two stepdaughters, Pamela Boykin of Semmes, Ala., and Angela Collins of Wilmer, Ala.; a sister, Jo Ann Dees of Wilmer, Ala.; three brothers, Mike Daughdrill of Centerville, Doug Daughdrill and Robert Daughdrill, both of Avera; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Via-Seniors Citizens Services (Grand Friends).
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Freeman Funeral Home.

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Name of Deceased: Burch, Frances Louise Mcleod

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: September 22, 2011

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Frances Louise McLeod Burch, 86, of Leakesville on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Freeman Funeral Home Chapel in Leakesville.
Interment followed in Scotland Cemetery in Leakesville with Rev. Phillip Williams and Rev. Glen Edwards officiating the services.
A retired teacher of Leakesville High School and a member of Vernal Presbyterian Church, she died September 16.
She is survived by her husband Harold Edward Burch; daughter Nancy (Dan) McLeod; sons Hal (Lanie) Burch and Alan (Virginia) Burch, all of Leakesville; granddaughters Cassie McLeod of Picayune, Leah Burch and Laurin Burch, both of Piave; grandsons Elliot (Brittany) Burch of Lucedale, Pat Burch of Leakesville and Ethan Burch of Piave; and great granddaughter Brooklyn Ann Burch of Lucedale.
Freeman Funeral Home in Leakesville was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: Brown, Oscar L. "Billy" Jr.

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: August 25, 2005

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Oscar L. "Billy" Brown, Jr., 70, of Leakesville, August 20, 2005, at 10 a.m. from Mount Pisgah United Pentecostal Church.
Interment followed at Mount Pisgah Cemetery.
A resident of Leakesville, he was a retired welding superintendent and attended Mount Pisgah United Pentecostal Church. He died August 17, 2005.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Veronice Brown, Sr. and an infant son and daughter.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Martha C. Brown of Leakesville; four sons, Randall (Tabatha) Brown of McLain, Scott (Nancy) Brown of Citronelle, Ala. and Lela Faye (John) Welford of Leakesville; eight grandchildren, Shannon, Jeremy, Heather, Dusty, Craig, Jaricia, Ashley and Cara; numerouse nephews, nieces and friends.
Freeman Funeral Home in Leakesville was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: Brown, Eli Z. Jr.

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: March 2004

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Eli Z. Brown, Jr., 81, of Biloxi, on March 8, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. from the White Plains Methodist Church, Woolmarket.
A native of Greene County, he was a warehouseman for the U. S. Civil Service, A World War II Army veteran, a Mason and a longtime resident of the Vernal community. A member of the White Plains Methodist Church, he died on March 6, 2004.
He is survived by four children, Judy (Dean) Matthews of Andalusia, Ala., Debbie (Ken) Beasley of Biloxi, Don (Belinda) Brown and Liz (Bill) Markopoulos, both of Woolmarket; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery with Rev. Dean Matthews and Rev. Bob Jones officiating the services.
Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: Brewer, Vastine Sr.

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: April 2011

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Mr. Vastine Brewer, Sr. age 73, of Leakesville, MS, died Thursday, April 28, 2011 at Greene Rural Health Center in Leakesville. He was a retired sewing machine mechanic and a member of Leakesville Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Brewer was preceded in death by his wife, Alfreda Brewer and sister, Frances Brewer. He is survived by three sons; Vastine (Becky) Brewer, Jr. of Leakesville, Bill (Lisa) Brewer of Lucedale, Nicky (Alannia) Brewer of Sand Hill, one daughter, Cindy (Trent) Robertson, Leakesville, brother, William Brewer also of Leakesville, twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild. A wake will be held Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Freeman Funeral Home from 6 PM until 9 PM. Funeral Service will be at the Funeral Home Monday, May 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM with Rev Rev. Bud Tolbert officiating. Interment will be at Westerfield Cemetery in Leakesville, MS.

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Name of Deceased: Brewer, Mary Ann Neel

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: July 2005

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Mary Ann Brewer, 74, of State Line, July 29, 2005, at 10 a.m. from Freeman Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery in State Line with Rev. John Henry, Rev. James Dunnam and Bro. Anthony Turner officiating the services.
A native of Greene County, she was a homemaker. A member of the Fellowship Baptist Church, she died July 27, 2005.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Erastus “Buck” Brewer and parents, George and Mary Ann Turner Neel.
She is survived by a son, Randy Neel Brewer of State Line and a sister, Gillie Lou Davis of Pearl.
Freeman Funeral Home in Leakesville was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: Brewer, Jeanie

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: June 9, 2011

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Jeanie Brewer, 78, of Pal Harbor, Fla., on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. at George County Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment followed in Progress Cemetery in McLain. Officiating the services was Rev. Larry Havard.
A retired nurse, she died May 29, 2011.
She is survived by a son, Michael Brewer of Hernando, Fla., and a sister, Janet Childress Rouse of Lucedale.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Ethel Williamson; two brothers, Trenton Williamson and E. D. Williamson and a sister, Jewel McLeod.
Pallbearers included Lee Childress, Louis Childress, Mark Fallon, Jeffery Childress, Jeremy Knowles and Clay Howell.
George County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: Breland, Smyrna L.

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: February 2006

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Smyrna L. Breland, 82, of McLain, February 19, 2006, at 2 p.m. from New Life Baptist Church.
Interment followed at New Life Baptist Church Cemetery.
Born in Leaf, she was a homemaker. A member of New Life Baptist Church, she died February 17, 2006.
She is survived by two daughters, Geraldene (Joe) Fairley and Nelda Fairley; a son, James (Louise) Ulmer; two grandsons, Michael (Kelly) Fairley and Neal (Shelly) Fairley; a grandaughter, Maygen Ulmer; two great grandsons, Dustin Fairley and Dalton Fairley; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Clark; two sisters, Naomi Patrick and Mable Breland and one brother, C. L. Fairley.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Neely and Ida Fillingaim Fairley.
Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: Breland, Elnora

Newspaper: Mobile Register, Mobile, AL

Date: December 23, 2003

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Elnora Breland , a homemaker, died Sunday at a hospital in Mississippi. She was 79.
A native of Vinegar Bend, Ala., she was a resident of Leakesville and attended Unity Baptist Church in Leakesville.
Survivors include her husband, Gavin Breland of Leakesville; two sons, Sammy Breland of Sand Hill, Miss., and Herbert Breland of Leakesville; three brothers, Rutledge Courtney of Thomasville, Ga., Morris Courtney of Neely, Miss., and Jack Courtney of Wiggins, Miss.; one sister, Esther Hicks of Gainesville, Fla.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral is set for 2 p.m. today at Unity Baptist Church, with burial in Unity Cemetery in Leakesville. Freeman Funeral Home in Leakesville is handling arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: Breland, Curtis Van

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: October 2008

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Curtis Van Breland, 80, of Leakesville on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Freeman Funeral Home in Leakesville.
Interment followed in Buffalo Cemetery with Rev. David Storment and Dr. Dale Younce officiating the services.
Serving as President of the George-Greene County Bar Association, he was appointed to serve as Youth Court Referee and Master in Chancery Court. A veteran of the U. S. Army and a retired attorney for the Greene County Board of Supervisors, Greene County School District, Town of Leakesville and First State Bank, he died October 21.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Marie Breland of Leakesville; two daughters, Patricia (Scott) Cone of Hattiesburg and Karen (Chuck) Gaouette; two brothers, Billy H. Breland of Tupelo and Thomas M. Breland of Orville, Ala; one sister, Harlene Boykin of Mobile, Ala.; 8 nieces and 8 nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Martha Breland; his brother, James C. Breland; and his sister, Juadine.
Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: Bradley, Betty Lou Devore

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: November 2006

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Betty Lou Devore Bradley, 78, of Leakesville, on November 19, 2006, at 2 p.m. at Freeman Funeral Home.
Interment followed at Mount Pisgah Cemetery with Rev. James H. Bice and Rev. Michael Ulmer officiating the services.
A retired licensed practical nurse and a member of Mount Pisgah United Pentecostal Church, she died on November 17, 2006.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Trevor Bradley of Leakesville, two sons Benjamin McSwain of Ellisville, Bobby McSwain, Sr. of New Augusta, daughter, Verna Plunkett of Leakesville, sister, Peggy White of Montgomery, Ala., 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Bernard McSwain.
Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: Boulineau, Rufus Willie

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: July 3, 2003

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Rufus Willie Boulineau, 66, of Leakesville, June 30, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. from Sigler Funeral Home Chapel.
A native of Johnson County, GA. He was a tractor mechanic at Stringfellow Tractor Co., and a member of the Baptist faith. He died June 28, 2003.
He is survived by his wife, Dean Boulineau; two sons, Jessie Mizell and William Boulineau; 2 grandchildren, Jessica Mizell and Austin Lott; two brothers, Bennett Boulineau and Earl Boulineau; one sister, Hazel Defoor; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers were Dewayne Williams, Timmy Williams, Max Dow Williams, McDaniel Brewer, Sr., McDaniel Brewer, Jr. and Scott McGowan.
Interment was held in the Greene Lodge Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Holcomb and Rev. John Morrison officiating the services.
Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: Bicaise, Brian Louis

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: June 2004

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Brian Louis Bicaise, 46, of Leakesville, on Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at 11 a.m. from the Freeman Funeral Home in Leakesville with Rev. David Storment officiating the service.
He was an electrician and served in the Merchant Marines for 10 years, where he traveled the world and was also a member of the Leakesville Volunteer Fire Department. A member of the Faith Presbyterian Church, he died on June 11, 2004.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy Bicaise; two daughters, Rebecca Bicaise and Rachel Bicaise, both of Leakesville; mother, Jewel Bicaise of Leakesville; father and mother-in-law, Vic and Sheri Vail of Lewiston, Minn.; a brother, Mark Bicaise of Tampa, Fla.; two brothers-in-law Wayne Vail of Tarpon Springs, Fla and Daniel Vail of Lewiston, Minn.; a sister-in-law, Vickiann Nelson of Lewiston, Minn.; nieces and nephews; and a brotherhood of friends with the Volunteer Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers of Leakesville.
Freeman Funeral Home in Leakesville was in charge of arrangements.

(Note: This obituary did not state a place of burial. A memorial was created in the Magnolia Cemetery in Leakesville. His mother is buried there.)

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Name of Deceased: Batley, Theo Owen "Tommy"

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: September 2004

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services will be held for Theo Owen (Tommy) Batley, 56, of Leakesville, on Thursday, September 2, 2004, at 10 a.m. from the Cedar Grove Baptist Church following visitation on Wednesday, September 1, 2004 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the church.
Interment will follow in the Batley Cemetery in Leakesville with Rev. Greg Foster, Rev. S. I. Williamson and Rev. Tony Davis officiating the services.
A native of Leakesville, he was a boilermaker, avid bee keeper, syrup maker and also affiliated with mule pulling events. A member of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church, he died on August 30, 2004.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Verma Kay Batley and a sister, Bobbye Ann Pierce.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Dunnam Batley; two sons, Russell “Rusty” Owen Batley and Mack Aaron Batley, all of Leakesville; a daughter, Tommie Reve' Batley of Mobile, Ala. A granddaughter, Emily Reve' Batley; a brother, John Wayne Batley, both of Leakesville; and five sisters, Jessie Merle and Gloria Shepard, both of Leakesville, Phyliss Lister of Neely, Teresa Kay Batley of Mobile, AL and Cynthia Batley of Citronelle, Al.
Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: Baxter, John "Alph"

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: August 5, 1999

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for John "Alph" Baxter, 69, of Vinegar Bend, Ala., July 30 1999, at 11 a.m. from Mt Pisgah Pentecostal Church in Leakesville.
A native of Deerpark, Ala., and a retired welder at Alabama Dry Docks & Shipbuilding, he died July 27 at Washington County Infirmary in Chatom, Ala.
He is survived by four daughters, Sherry (Scott) Williamson, Dannie "Bit" (Victor) Lara and Carolyn (George) Henderson, all of Deerpark, Ala. and Joyce (Ervin) Anderson of Lucedale, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by three brothers, Ralph Baxter of Leakesville, Roland Baxter of Escatawpa and Otis Baxter of Deerpark, Ala. and two sisters, Elizabeth Harvison of Lucedale and Daisy Summers of Leakesville and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Lee Baxter and four grandchildren.
Interment was held at Oak Waukie (Okwakee) Cemetery in Deerpark, Ala., with Rev. M. L. Dykes officiating the services.
Honorary pallbearers were grandsons, Elmer Harvison, Phillip Henderson, Walter David and William Davis.
Lathan Funeral Home in Chatom, Ala. was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: Bates, Wiley Edward
Newspaper: George County Times

Date: June 2004

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Wiley Edward Bates, 78, of Leakesville, on Friday, July 2, 2004, at 12 p.m. from the Freeman Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment followed in the Clarks Chapel Cemetery in Leakesville with Rev. Kenny Hart officiating the services.
A native of Birmingham, AL, he was a retired accountant. A member of the Leakesville United Methodist Church, he died on June 29, 2004.
He is survived by his wife, Laverne C. Bates of Leakesville; a son, William Albert Bates of Orange, Texas; two grandchildren, and two brothers, Allen Carl Bates of Crystal Springs and Billy Nick Bates of Clinton, AL.
Freeman Funeral Home in Leakesville was in charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: Barr, Lynne Renee

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: April 2010

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services were held for Lynne Renee Barr, 45, of McLain on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Freeman Funeral Home Chapel in Leakesville.
Interment followed in New Life Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Rawls officiating.
A member of New Life Baptist Church located in Leaf, she died Monday, April 5.
She is survived by her mother Carolyn Barr of McLain; sister Brenda Jenkins of Neely; brother Paul Barr, Jr. of Northport, Ala., nephew Jimmy England of Hawaii; nieces Ashley Hesterman of Brooklyn and Kristen Eason of Bay St. Louis.
She was preceded in death by her father Paul Barr Sr.
Freeman Funeral Home in Leakesville was In charge of arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: Ball, Underwood

Newspaper: George County Times

Date: April 1, 1993

Submitters Name: Betty R Marshall

Obit: Funeral services for Underwood Ball, 70, were held March 29 at 10 a.m. at his home in Greene County.
He was a native and resident of Greene County, a welder at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., and a World War II Navy veteran. He died March 26 at Forrest General Hospital following a long illness.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ball of Leakesville; his mother, Kate A Ball, Leakesville and 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mary A. Williams of Bayou La Batre, Ala., Callie R. Redmond of Moss Point and Willie Jean Baxter of Leakesville.
Officiating at the services was Rev. D.B. Hillman. Interment was in the Ball Cemetery, with Fails Funeral Service in charge of arrangement.
Published in the George County Times, April 1, 1993. Submitted by Betty R Marshall.

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Name of Deceased: Jones, James Hilton

Newspaper: Mississippi Press

Date: 21 Oct 2011

Submitters Name: Gene Phillips

Obit: Mr. James Hilton Jones, 87, of Greene Co, MS, died Oct 20, 11. Visitation 7
pm until, 10/22/11 at Canaan Baptist Church. Funeral 2 pm, October 22, 2011.
Published in Mississippi Press from October 21 to October 22, 2011

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Name of Deceased: Taylor, Clara Bell

Submitters Name: Gene Phillips

Obit: Clara Bell Taylor
Sept. 5, 2004
Clara Bell Taylor, 73, of Leakesville, died Sept. 5, 2004, at George County Hospital in Lucedale.
She was a retired dietician at Brookwood Manor and a homemaker.
She is survived by one son, James Taylor of Leakesville; three daughters, Adeline McCann of Hattiesburg, Clara Jean Taylor of Leakesville, and Pamelia Pinkney of Kankakee, Ill.; four sisters, Lillie Mae Smith, Geneva Taylor and Rosilyn Sims, all of Leakesville, and Della Ruth Jones of Hattiesburg; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sept. 11 at Mason Chapel Baptist Church in Leakesville with the Rev. Lee Arthur Taylor officiating.
Interment followed in the Whites Chapel Cemetery in Vernal.
Turner Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Name of Deceased: Rainwater, Eunice T

Newspaper: Press-Register

Date: 15 Mar 2010

Submitters Name: Gene Phillips

Obit: Eunice T. Rainwater, 88, died Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Providence
Hospital, Mobile, AL. Born in Leakesville, MS, she was the daughter of the late William E. and the late Josa (Helveston) Turner. She married Ennis Lee Rainwater on June 1, 1938 and was a homemaker for her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held March 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm from Tanner Williams United Methodist Church, Tanner Williams Road, Mobile, AL. Visitation will follow the funeral service, from 5:00-7:00pm at Tanner Williams UMC.

Interment will be in the Roberts Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Rev. Larry Dishman and Rev. Ray C. Lane Jr. will conduct the services.
Memorials - In lieu of flowers, please make your contributions to Pine Grove Church of God, Mission of Hope, Tanner Williams UMC or Roberts Chapel UMC.
Survivors include husband, Ennis Lee Rainwater; Mobile, AL; son, Austin L. (Frankie) Rainwater, Mobile, AL; son: Marshall E. (Karen) Rainwater, Mobile, AL; daughter: Eileen R. (James) Fincher, Mobile, AL; 7 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren.

Predeceased by her brother, Wallace E. Turner.

Sigler Funeral Home Inc., P.O. Box 102, 4248 Main ST., Lucedale, MS is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Press-Register on March 15, 2010

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Name of Deceased: Jordan, Ora Emogene Stevens

Newspaper: Press-Register

Date: 15 Feb 2010

Submitters Name: Gene Phillips

Obit: Ora Emogene Stevens Jordan, 82- A native of Greene County, MS and a longtime
resident of Mobile, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2010 at a local
health care facility. Mrs. Jordan, a homemaker and member of Moffett Road
Baptist Church, is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Stevens and a
daughter, Glenda Phillips. She is survived by two sons, Raymond Oakley and
Chuck Oakley, both of Mobile; three grandchildren, five great grandchildren;
two brothers, Cecil Ray Smith and George Smith, both of Mississippi; one
sister, Merlene Caton of Mobile; other relatives and friends. Visitation
will be Wednesday, February 17, 2010 from 10 am to 12 Noon at Serenity
Funeral Home . Graveside services and interment will take place on
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 12 Noon at Serenity Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home 8691 Old Pascagoula Rd Theodore, AL
36582 (251) 653-4781

Published in Press-Register on February 15, 2010

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Name of Deceased: Howell, Hazel Lee

Submitters Name: Gene Phillips

Obit: Hazel Lee Howell, 84, passed away October 29,2009 in Lucedale, MS. Interment in the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Eddie Hartfield and Rev. Stephen Brannan will conduct the services. Born in Greene Co. MS, she was the daughter of the late Neal and the late Sallie Katherine (Alford) Gibson.
She was a Home Maker, a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Mr. John Edward Howell and a sister Alene Gibson Brannan.

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Name of Deceased: Bouler, Grace Alderman

Newspaper: Press-Register

Date: 28 Oct 2009

Submitters Name: Gene Phillips

Obit: Grace Alderman Bouler, age 92, passed away in Huntsville, Alabama on October
25, 2009. After growing up in Leakesville, Mississippi, she was a resident
of Mobile, Alabama for more than 60 years. She was a former employee of the
Mobile Housing Board and enjoyed a long and happy retirement in Saraland,
being a grandmother, watching CNN and discussing politics (she was a
life-long Democrat), and working difficult cipher and crossword puzzles. She
was a member of the Saraland United Methodist Church. She is survived by her
daughter, Barbara Gail Bouler Mason of Huntsville, AL.; her son, Nicholas
(Nick) Bouler of Birmingham; a granddaughter, Alissa Lufkin Bouler of
Houston, TX.; two grandsons, Derek Mason and Jared Mason, both of
Huntsville, AL.; and a great-granddaughter, Francesca Noelle Mason of
Huntsville, AL. A memorial service will be held at Freeman Funeral Home in
Leakesville, MS., on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at 2:00p.m. The family
will receive visitors at the church prior to the service. Interment will be
in the Alderman family plot, McLeod - Magnolia Cemetery, in Leakesville. In
lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Building Fund, Saraland
(Alabama) United Methodist Church or to the Democratic Party. Arrangements
by Freeman Funeral Home, Leakesville, MS.
Published in Press-Register on October 28, 2009

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Name of Deceased: Witherginton, Pina Dell Hillman

Newspaper: Press-Register

Date: 7 Oct 2009

Submitters Name: Gene Phillips

Obit: Pina Dell Hillman Withering ton, 74, a native of Leakesville, MS, and a longtime resident of Daphne, AL, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2009.

Interment will be in Memory Gardens of Fairhope, AL.

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Published in Press-Register from October 7 to October 11, 2009

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Name of Deceased: Baker, Margaret Josephine Perry

Obit: Mrs. Josephine Baker, age 73, of Leakesville, MS, died Monday may 1, 2011 at Providence Hospital in Mobile, AL. She is survived by three sons, Tony Lee Pierce of Sand Hill, MS, Robert Lonnie Pierce of Houma, LA, Shannon (Kaye) Pierce of Wilmer, AL, daughter, Cathy Kloss of Biloxi, MS, sister, Victoria (C.R.) White of Theodore, AL, eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. mrs. Baker is preceded in death by husband, Jack Baker, father, Robert L. "Bob" Perry and mother, Fannie Belle Coaker Perry. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 3, 2011 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Freeman Funeral Home, Leakesville. The Funeral service will be at 11:00 Am Wednesday, May, 4, 2011 at the funeral home with Rev. Les Dale officiating. Interment will be at Clark Cemetery, Leakesville.

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Name of Deceased: Beard, Arthur

Obit: Obit: Funeral services were held Friday, September 26, at 11:00 a.m. from Freeman Funeral Home Chapel in Leakesville for Arthur Beard, 96, of Leakesville, who died Tuesday, September 23, 1997.

Interment was in Clark's Chapel Cemetery in State Line.

Mr. Beard was a native of Greene County and a resident of Brookwood Manor Nursing Center for several years. He was a retired farmer, carpenter and mill superintendent. He was a member of East Salem Baptist Church and the Leakesville Masonic Lodge, where he was the recipient of the 50 year pin.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lettie Bell Clark Beard. Mr. Beard was the son of the late Thomas Wirt Beard and Agnes Turner Beard who were also natives of Greene County.
Survivors include one son, Arthur O'Gwynn (Almedia)Beard of Smyrna, GA.; one daughter, Mae Ola Beard (Neil)Holder of Clinton, MS.; one sister, Lucille Beard Copeland, Clinton, MS.; three grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Freeman Funeral Home of Leakesville was in charge of arrangements.

[George County Times - Submitted by: Betty Marshall]

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Name of Deceased: Denny, Walter

Obit: Moss Point, Miss., March 30 - Hon. Walter Denny, president of the firm of W. Denny & co., lumber manufacturers, died at 11:15 p.m. yesterday, aged 76 years. Mr. Denny was for ten years sheriff of Greene county before the war, and served Jackson county in the legislature from 1859 to 1862, and he established the lumber business here in 1853, and sicne then has been one of the leaders in the lumber trade of the South. He was buried at 3 p.m. today by Pascagoula Lodge A.F. and A.M., of which he had been an honored member for years. All business was practically suspended here today in consequence of the loss of this honored citizen.
[Herald Weekly April 2, 1892 - Submitted by Dena Whitesell]

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