Obituaries, Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998

AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries, Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998

Thurston Sanderson

SULLIGENT, Ala. Thurston Verdin Sanderson, 83, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, in Sulligent, Ala. He was born Oct. 27, 1914, in Marion County, Ala., to Clevie and Cleo Pruitt Sanderson. He was a farmer.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tommy Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Barnesville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mittie Emerson Sanderson of Sulligent, Ala.; one daughter, Wilma Jean Oliver of Florence, Ala.; three sons, Bobby Ray Sanderson of Sulligent, Lendle Fray Sanderson of Beaverton, Ala., and Q.T. Sanderson of Hamilton, Ala.; three sisters, Jessie Ray Stanford of Sulligent, Icie Fay Roberts of Guin, Ala., and Suler Robinson of Hamilton, Ala.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Edwin Sanderson, Dayton Sanderson and Elbert Sanderson; and one great-grandchild, Hagen Sanderson.

Lamontrez Wells

HOLLY SPRINGS Lamontrez Demone Wells, 1, died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Newell M.B. Church of Red Banks with the Rev. Arthur Fitzpatrick officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Chiquita Wells of Holly Springs; his father, Lamont Merriweather of Holly Springs; his grandparents, Bertha Wells, Tishia Holcomb and Roy Holcomb, all of Holly Springs; his great-grandmother, Amelia Wells of Victoria.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Hafford Rast

IUKA Hafford Rast died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ludlams Funeral Home.

Leon H. Berryhill

EUPORA Leon H. Berryhill, 81, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired crew leader for the Mississippi Forestry Commission and a member of the Church of Christ at Eupora. He was preceded in death by his wife, Octavia Berryhill.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Wise-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Beardon officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Nebo Methodist Church Cemetery in Choctaw County.

Survivors include one daughter, Margie Berry of Murphreesboro, Tenn.; three sons, James Berryhill of Fayetteville, Ala., and Kenneth Berryhill and Russell Berryhill, both of Eupora; two sisters, Minnie Mae Adams of Mathiston and Ruby Parker of Baton Rouge, La.; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Hulit Dodd

NEW ALBANY Hulit Dodd, 75, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at his home. He was a retired employee of the Memphis Area Transit Authority, a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hillcrest Baptist Church with the Rev. Dean Timbes officiating. Burial will be in Ingomar Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Ecru is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Dodd of New Albany; two daughters, Margaret Ann Fletchall of Columbus, Ohio, and Carol Hodges of Hoboken, Ga.; one son, James Hulit Dodd of Horn Lake; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, James, Danny, Michael, Wesley, Dusty and Sissy; two great-grandchildren, Erica and James.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hillcrest Baptist Church building fund.

Nathaniel Wilson

ABERDEEN Nathaniel Wilson, 68, died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, in Holly Springs. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jackson Mortuary.

Charles Braylock

OKOLONA Charles Edward Braylock, 39, died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998. He was a native of Okolona, and the son of the late Mallie and Judy Bell Braylock.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Jolly Chapel M.B. Church with the Rev. Chester McNairy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sisters, Judy Braylock and John, and Annie Braylock, all of Okolona, and Nancy and Robert James of Chicago; four brothers, Robert Box, Willie Ray Braylock, Johnnie Allen Braylock and Norris Braylock, all of Okolona; one uncle, Bill Mitchell of Racine, Wis.; five aunts, Martha Coggins, Ludie Donaldson, Georgia Paul and Susie Bell King, all of Okolona, and Pamela Moore of Weir.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Bobbie Jean Braylock and Mary Jane Braylock; and four brothers, George Fields, Mallie Braylock Jr., Earvin Lee Braylock and Earvie C. Braylock.

Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Pearl Carter

AMORY Pearl Thatcher Carter, 75, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, at her home in Itawamba County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Gracie Baptist

Gracie High Baptist, 98, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

PEGUES AD AD AD AD AD AD AD AD

Christi Gray Goddard

Tupelo

2 p.m. today

Jefferson Street Chapel

Tupelo Memorial Park

Dr. Jesse Payne Jr.

Tupelo

Graveside services

3:30 p.m. Friday

Riverside Cemetery

Mangum, Okla.

Mrs. Gracie High Baptist

Tupelo

Arrangements incomplete

C. Alphonso Smith

WEST POINT C. Alphonso Smith, 89, died Thursday, July 30, 1998, in West Point. He was born March 18, 1909, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Between 1924 and 1979, he won 31 national tennis championships and served as captain of the 1963 U.S. Davis Cup team. In 1972 he was one of the founders of Super Senior Tennis, serving as president for almost 20 years. He was a member of the International Lawn Tennis Clubs of the United States, Canada, France and South Africa, and a member of the Major Wingfield Club. He served many years on the Board of Directors of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. He attended the University of Virginia from 1927 to 1931, and re-entered the university in 1980, receiving his bachelor’s degree in May 1981 at the age of 72. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Indian and Pacific theaters. He was named commander in May 1945. After the war he was a federal civil servant. After retiring, he moved to Charlottesville, Va., and managed the Keswick Club and the Boar’s Head Sports Club, fully retiring in 1982. He moved to Mississippi in 1996.

A memorial service was held Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, at the First Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Va. A graveside service was held Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at Green Hill Cemetery in Greensboro, N.C. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Anne V. Smith of West Point; two daughters, Sandra Johnson of London, England, and Joanna Moore Smith of Sydney, Australia; a son, Jonathan Smith of Columbus; two grandchildren, Sasha Johnston of London and Christian Campbell Wilton of Sydney.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Virginia Student Aid Foundation, P.O. Box 7525, Charlottesville, Va. 22906.

Albert Wayne Moore Jr.

NEW ALBANY Albert Wayne Moore Jr., 56, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at his home. He was born Jan. 7, 1942, in Greenwood to Albert Wayne Moore Sr. and Anne Peyton Colbert Moore. He was employed at Futorian Corp. for 33 years and served as general manager of the New Albany upholstery plant. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of New Albany, where he was a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was a member of Gideons International for 27 years.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church with Bro. Roy McHenry and Bro. James Lewis officiating. Graveside services will be at 6 p.m. today at the East Chickasaw Memorial Gardens in Okolona. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Nina Griffin Moore; one daughter, Kimberly Moore Thomas and her husband, Cliff, of Springdale, Ark.; two sons, Lance Colbert Moore and Joshua Clay Moore, both of New Albany; one brother, Bobby Moore and his wife, Minerva, of New Albany; one grandchild, Christian Thomas.

Pallbearers will be Gilbert Daniel, Joe Criddle, Billy Reifers, Curtis Langley, Talmadge Littlejohn, Bob Smith, Billy Ray Grisham and Mike Staten.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Gideons International and the men of the Couples IV Sunday School Class at the First Baptist Church.

Visitation will continue from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International or an organization of the donor’s choice.

Bob Ryan

ABERDEEN Robert Abner “Bob” Ryan, 68, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. He was born Dec. 23, 1929, in Hale County, Ala., to Robert Pennie and Jimmie Pearl White Ryan, and lived in Aberdeen most of his life. He was a retired employee of Jerry Enis Motor Co. and a member of the Baptist church. He was a former member of the National Guard and a veteran of the Korean War.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wade Cook officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Wynne Ryan of Aberdeen; one sister, Mary Pullen of Columbus; two brothers, James W. Ryan of Ellisville and Billy D. “Bo” Ryan of West Point; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Thomas Ryan.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.