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McComb, Mississippi
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Wednesday, February 1, 2006
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ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL, McCOMB, MISSISSIPPI OBITUARIES WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2006 A3 www.enterprise-journal.com Grady M. Burris Grady Morris Burris, 91, ofthe Mars Hill community in Amite County, died Jan. 30, 2006, at his residence. Visitation is 5 to 8:30 tonight at Hartman Funeral Home ofMc- Comb, and 9 a.m. Thursday until services there at 11 a.m. Dr. Mack Amis will officiate. Burial will be in Mars Hill Cemetery. Mr. Burris was born May 7, 1914, in Mars Hill to Lane and Beulah Branch Burris. He was a retired farmer and painting and building contractor. During World War II, he worked in an ammunition factory in Birmingham, Ala. Mr. Burris was an active member ofFirst Baptist Church ofMc- Comb. He was a deacon for 25 years at Mars Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Burris loved his Mars Hill community where he served on the Mars Hill School Board, Northeast Amite County Water Association and the Mars Hill Volunteer Fire Department. He was manager ofMars Hill Cemetery for 30 years. Mr. Burris and his wife of65 years, Nellie Rae Wells Burris of Mars Hill, volunteered as managers and oversaw the operations ofthe Mars Hill Community Center since 1982. He lived his life for his family and grandchildren, family members said. Mr. Burris was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Charles Wendell Burris; stepfather, E.C. Nettles; one grandson, Mac Burris; two brothers, Audrey Burris and Marion Lane Burris; and two sisters, Lucille Smith and Elsie Parker. Survivors include his wife; two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy Morris Burris and Dianne Gerald Burris ofSmithdale, and James Larry Burris and Betty Travis Burris ofKingsport, Tenn.; a brother, Ward Burris ofSmithdale; a half- brother, E.C. Nettles Jr. ofFern- wood; a half-sister, Eva Nell Rayborn ofFernwood; four grandchildren, Dana Leigh Coleman, Tina Bertrand, Brantley Burris and LeAnne Shelton; seven great- grandchildren, Chase and Trent Coleman, Joseph and Brady Bertrand, Peyton and Abby Shelton, and Riley Burris; and special caregiver, Hattie McNemar. Pallbearers will be Darryl Powell, Gary Powell, Brantley Burris, Randie Bertrand, Harry Wells, Terry Burris, Andy Shelton and Billy Hamp Wells. Honorary pallbearers will be the John Garner Men’s Bible Class and Rodney Jackson, Clyde Gill, Paul Dykes, Bill Mitchell, Ward Burris and Jimmy Newman. Memorials may be made to the McComb First Baptist Church Building Fund. Rosa Lee Nunnery Rosa Lee Nunnery, 89, ofMc- Comb, died Jan. 28, 2006, at McComb Nursing and Rehab. Visitation is 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Peoples Undertaking Co. in McComb. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Terry’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Milton Patterson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Ms. Nunnery was born June 15, 1916, in Amite County to S.N. and Ella Felder Nunnery. She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Arleslie, Ulysses, Thomas, Eugene and Bilbo Nunnery; and four sisters, Fannie Lumpkin, Annie Bates Lang, Louella Dawson and Bertha Bates. Survivors include one sister, Alice Nunnery Dawson ofMagnolia; two devoted nieces, Norma Holloway ofMagnolia and Katherine Tate ofMcComb; and a host ofoth- er nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Angelia Denise Dunn Angelia Denise Dunn, 34, of Ridgeland, died Jan. 27, 2006, at Field Memorial Community Hospital in Centreville. Visitation is 11 a.m. Thursday at Nathaniel Baptist Church in Centreville, until services there at noon. The Rev. John Henry Scott Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Newman Funeral Home in Centreville is in charge ofarrangements. Miss Palmer was born Oct. 24, 1971, in Centreville. She was the daughter ofJocelyn Palmer of Centreville and the late John Singleton Sr. She was a social worker for Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson and had lived in Ridgeland for 11 years. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Jackson. Miss Palmer was preceded in death by her father; two brothers, John Singleton Jr. and Savalas Davis; her grandparents and one nephew. Survivors include her mother; three sisters, Elise Poland and Victoria Singleton, both ofCentreville, and Kerry Palmer ofRidgeland; one brother, Cedric Dunn ofCen- treville; one special godchild, Arme- riah Boatner ofJackson; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ruby Hazel Lee Dillon Ruby Hazel Lee Dillon, 64, of Hattiesburg and formerly ofMc- Comb, died Jan. 26, 2006, at her residence in Hattiesburg, after a lengthy illness. Visitation is 11 a.m. Thursday at Flowery Mount Missionary Baptist Church, until services there at 1 p.m. Dr. Cleveland Quin Jr., pastor, and the Rev. Arthur Siggers will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Cook’s Enterprise Funeral Home in McComb is in charge ofarrange- ments. Ms. Dillon was born April 7, 1941, in McComb to Willie Mae Dillon and the late Leon Dillon. She taught school for 39 years and was a devoted teacher. She taught in Ocean Springs and the Forrest County School System until her retirement in 2000. She joined Flowery Mount M.B. Church under the leadership of the Rev. H.L. McKnight, and later became a devoted member of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Hattiesburg under the leadership ofRev. Siggers. She received a bachelor ofarts degree from Jackson State University and a master’s degree from William Carey College. Ms. Dillon was preceded in death by her father and two brothers, Felix Bernard Dillon and Willie Bernard “Gumpy” Dillon. Survivors include her mother; one son, SSG Leon R. Dillon; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marjorie Young and Steve, and Omeria Dillon-Lewis and Joe; grandchildren, Leon D. Dillon, Linda R. Dillon, Leonta L. Dillon, Grace L. Williams, Jerome B. Williams, Shaquita Dillon and Bonita Dillon; great-grandchildren, Mar’Qualia Posey, Iyia Posey and Le’Gregory Blanks; a niece, Toi Coney Thomas and her husband Melvin; two nephews, Felix C. Coney and Carlus K. Brown; two great-nieces, La- Toya and Setoyricka Brown; a great-nephew, Melvin Thomas Jr.; a former daughter-in-law, Kimberly L. Williams; five aunts, two uncles, cousins, other relatives and special friends. Gladys P. Bailey Gladys Pearl Bailey, 74, of Summit, died Feb. 1, 2006, at Marion County General Hospital in Columbia. Arrangements are incomplete with Catchings Funeral Home in McComb in charge. Michael W. Matthews Michael Wayne Matthews, 37, ofMcComb, died ofheart failure Jan. 31, 2006, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete with Young’s Funeral Home in Summit in charge. Eric Lamark Allen Eric Lamark Allen, 30, of Bude, died Jan. 29, 2006, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, after a briefillness. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and 1 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Cook Funeral Home in Gloster, with burial immediately following the Saturday viewing at Williams Cemetery in Mount Nebo. Velonia Collins Velonia Collins, 79, ofMagno- lia, died Jan. 31, 2006, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Peoples Undertaking Co. in McComb in charge. Lionel Brooks Lionel Brooks, 46, ofCentre- ville, died there Feb. 1, 2006, at Field Memorial Community Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete with Hartman Funeral Home of McComb in charge. Ruth Mathis Ruth Mathis, 69, ofMcComb, died Jan. 31, 2006, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Catchings Funeral Home in McComb. Visitation continues at noon Friday at West McComb Baptist Church, until services there at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery. Additional information was unavailable. Ann Gartman Barbara Ann Gartman, 63, of Pricedale, died Jan. 30, 2006, at her residence. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church in Pricedale, and 10 a.m. Friday until services there at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Catchings Funeral Home in McComb is in charge ofarrange- ments. Additional information was unavailable. LOUISIANA BATON ROUGE (AP) — Housing reconstruction, absentee voting changes and consolidating levee boards will be debated by lawmakers returning to the Capitol on Monday for a second legislative session aimed at Louisiana’s hurricane recovery. To start their work, Gov. Kathleen Blanco wants lawmakers to take a bus tour ofthe hurricane- ravaged New Orleans area after they convene the session, to see neighborhoods where homes remain ruined, moldy and crumbling. She also plans to give her opening session speech to the Legislature while there. On Tuesday, Blanco issued the formal agenda for the session that must end by Feb. 17. Legislators can only debate matters that fall under the governor’s agenda, which includes 41 topics. Among the other items on the agenda are several insurance matters, the merging ofNew Orleans’ government offices and the creation in law ofthe governor’s hand-picked recovery commission, the Louisiana Recovery Authority, whose power has rankled some legislators. Lawmakers will discuss proposals to rebuild and redevelop homes flooded and destroyed by the hurricane, including the possible creation ofa state entity to help homeowners repair their homes or move without leaving abandoned property behind. “To protect our neighborhoods, we must reorganize southeast Louisiana’s levee boards and call for continued accountability. To get displaced families back in their homes, we must provide housing assistance and long- term solutions. To better serve citizens, we must streamline New Orleans government,” Blanco said in a statement Tuesday night. Rep. Jim Tucker, head ofthe Republican caucus, said he was frustrated that Blanco’s agenda didn’t include legislative approval and discussion ofa blueprint for how the state plans to recover with the billions in federal aid al- ready available. He echoed the comments ofPresident Bush, who last week said Louisiana hadn’t developed its recovery plan yet. Tucker said spending the money in a piecemeal fashion will foster waste and haphazard recovery. He said a federal home buyout bill opposed by the White House won’t pass and the Blanco administration should be developing its Plan B. “They’re not coming at it holistically,” said Tucker, R-Terrytown. “I think it is an egregious omission, that five months after the storm we don’t have a master plan for redevelopment for the Legislature to take a look at.” Lawmakers to debate levees, housing AMITE, La. (AP) — A man faces a possible death penalty after being convicted ofkilling his former girlfriend and her new boyfriend. Derrick Rick, 26, ofNatalbany, was found guilty Tuesday offirst- degree murder in the shooting deaths ofKorie Lynn Newman, 20, and Alonzo “Willie” McCrory Jr., 27, at McCrory’s Ponchatoula home on April 13, 2001. State District Judge Zoey Waguespack ordered the punishment phase ofthe trial to begin today. Man faces death penalty for killing couple in April 2001 HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Police and the Tangipahoa Parish school system are investigating whether a driver broke the law by leaving a 3-year-old student on her school bus for several hours. The driver left the child on her bus all day Monday, police Lt. Tommy Cockern said Tuesday. Cockern said the driver’s name will not be released unless she is arrested. The child is a student at an early learning center in Hammond, which has programs for pre-schoolers who qualify as special-education students, officials said. School Superintendent Louis Joseph said the driver told him Tuesday that she thought all the students had disembarked as usual when she unloaded the children Monday morning. The driver did not perform a mandatory check walking up and down the aisle ofthe bus to make sure no children were left on the bus, he said. 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