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ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL, McCOMB, MISSISSIPPI FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 A3 1928-2015 Erma J. Stockton Erma J. Stockton, 86, of Summit, went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 18, 2015, at Beacham Memorial Hospital in Magnolia. Visitation is 5 to 8 tonight at Johnston Chapel United Methodist Church and continues Saturday from 10 a.m. until services at 11. Graveside services will follow in the church cemetery. Pastor Dave Steveline, Bro. Glenn Martin and Bro. Kelvin Boone will officiate. Sharkey Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Mrs. Stockton was born June 30, 1928, in Pike County, the daughter of Benny and Eula Williams Johnston. She was a lifetime member of Johnston Chapel United Methodist Church. Her life revolved around her family, friends and church. She was born into a family of 1 2. She learned early in life, along with her five brothers and four sisters, about hard work and continued with that work ethic her entire life. She worked for Kell-wood in Fernwood for many years and was a homemak-er. She was a loving wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Stockton enjoyed cooking for anyone who entered her kitchen, especially her family, as well as working in her yard. She was faithful in many areas of the church. She enjoyed working in the prayer garden built in memory of her sister, Flora Freeman, and brother-in-law, Albert Freeman. She was very meticulous about the different aspects of the worship service throughout the church year. She left as her legacy the love of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her generosity to her family and friends and her care for the beauty of the outdoors. God has surely blessed us with the privilege of being a part of the life of this special lady! Mrs. Stockton was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Flora Johnston Freeman and Eva Johnston Kenna; and two brothers, Clyde Johnston and Glen Johnston. Survivors include her husband, Robert Stockton of Summit; a son, Dwight Stockton and wife Jennie Lou of McComb; two sisters, Geraldine Johnston Reed and husband Grady and Lamelia Johnston Boone; three brothers, Floyd Johnston and wife Jean, Bryant Johnston and wife Betty and Jewel Johnston; two grandchildren, Benji Stockton and Brett Stockton; two greatgrandchildren, MacKenzie Stockton and MacKayla Stockton; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers are Benji Stockton, Brett Stockton, Tim McDaniel, Keith Mc-Daniel, David Reed and Ken Boone. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Richard, Thomas Johnston, Trace Ab-dul-Hadi, Hewitt McCul-lough and Billy Jones. 1932-2015 In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Johnston Chapel United Methodist Church Prayer Garden, 2093 ChapelDrive, Summit, MS 39666. Share condolences at Anna Green Manzo Anna Green Manzo, 82, of McComb, died Feb. 18, 2015, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Visitation is noon Monday at Jones Family Funeral Services of McComb until services there at 2 p.m. Bro. Rick Whitstine and Bro. Eric Fleming will officiate, and burial will follow in Temple Hill Church of Christ Cemetery in Smith-dale. Mrs. Manzo was born Aug. 2, 1932, in Oakland, the daughter of Luther Fred Green and Mildred Clyde Dorris Green. She was a registered nurse for 28 years and worked for Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center for more than 2 3 years. She loved reading and going to the beach. She absolutely loved spending time with her family and her grandchildren. She loved taking care of plants and was one of the most generous people you could have ever known. Mrs. Manzo was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Frank Manzo; a son, Joe Manzo and a sister, Ruby Carol Langston. Survivors include her son, Fred Manzo of Omaha, Nebraska; two daughters, Denise Whitstine and husband Rick of Zachary, Louisiana, and Melanie Fleming and husband Eric of Bude; a brother, George Luther Green and wife Kay of Skipperville, Alabama; eight grandchildren, Joe Manzo Jr., Jeremy Roberts, Matthew Manzo, Aubria Manzo, Lauren and Sara Whitstine, and Connor and Olivia Fleming; and two great-grandchildren, Cora-line and Layne Roberts. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society. Share condolences at www. j onesf amilyfuner-alservices.net. Victor S. Dawkins Victor S. Dawkins, 80, of Summit, died Feb. 15, 2015, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Visitation was 11 a.m. today at Zion Hill Baptist Church until services there at 1 p.m., with the Rev. James Stokes, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Cain Cemetery under the direction of Cook's Enterprise Funeral Home. Mr. Dawkins was born April 26, 1934, in Kingston, Jamaica. www.enterprise-journal.com 'Lenny' Jones Jr. 1934-2015 Lyman Leon "Lenny" Jones Jr., 73, of Liberty, passed away Feb. 19, 2015, at his residence. Visitation is 5 to 8 tonight at Bethel Baptist Church in Liberty and continues Saturday from 10 a.m. until services at 1 1 at the church, with the Rev. Dusty Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, under the direction of Jones Family Funeral Services of McComb. Mr. Jones was born Jan. 23, 1942, in Amite County, the son of Lyman Leon Jones Sr. and Evelyn Smith Jones. He retired from South Central Bell. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Liberty, Masonic Lodge No. 3 7, and the Telephone Pioneers of America. He served on many mission trips with the Mississippi Nailbenders Association. He loved hunting, fishing, the Ole Miss Rebels and watching the Centreville Academy Tigers and Amite School Center Rebels. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nancy Dixon Jones; a daughter, Lisa Renee Jones; a brother, Donald Jones and a sister, Ann Jones Whit-tington. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Rushing Jones of Liberty; a son, Joshua Jones and wife Sarah of Ponchatoula, Louisiana; two daughters, Tara Jones LeBlanc and husband Stewart of Kentwood, Louisiana, and Dana Jones Haygood and husband Kyle of Liberty; two brothers, Preston Jones and Mike Jones, both of Liberty; three stepsons, Richard Rushing and wife Cassandra, Tommy Rushing and wife Sandy and Christopher Rushing and wife Vickie, all of Gloster; six grandchildren, Caitlynn Jones, Jake Hay-good, Charlie LeBlanc, Sawyer LeBlanc, Lelia Jones and Sofia Jones; and seven step-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Christopher Rushing, Roy Havard, Russell Knighton, Matt Hardin, Nathan Mathis, Christopher "C.J." Jones and Jake Haygood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Children's Home, 11415 Hope International Drive, Tampa, FL 33625 Share condolences at www. j onesf amilyfuner-alservices.net. Clifton Nunnery Clifton Nunnery, 64, of Magnolia, died Feb. 12, 2015, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Cook's Enterprise Funeral Home of McComb. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Springs Baptist Church, with the Rev. Chad Williams, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Nunnery was born July 30, 1950, in Louisiana. 1950-2015 Pike residents report property theft FROM STAFF REPORTS A Pike County man told deputies someone broke into his storage shed and stole equipment and chemicals. Charles Bigner, of the 5000 block of Johnson Station Road, told deputies on Wednesday that a generator, five gallons of weed killer and a cart sprayer were stolen from the shed. Bigner reported no damage to the building, acccording to Pike County Sheriff's Department Chief Investigator Lance Falvey. In other cases: Dale Nimon, of the 1100 block of Harrison Drive, told deputies Tuesday his storage shed was broken into and a chainsaw and two handguns were missing. Nimon reported no damage to the shed. L.H. Manning, of the 1100 block of Carpenter Lane, told deputies on Tuesday that someone broke into his father's house through an open window and took household furnishings. IF YOU KNOW of a felony crime, felony arrest, fire or other news in southwest Mississippi or the Kentwood area that hasn't been reported in the Enterprise-Journal, we want to know about it, too. Give the news department a call at 684-2421 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Callers do not have to identify themselves. GOT A TIP that will help Pike County lawmen solve a crime? Call Crimestoppers at 684-0033. Tipsters will get an ID number. They remain anonymous at all times and can collect rewards of up to $1,000 if their information results in an indictment. The great outdoors come alive J In Sunday's li f- I Enterprise-JOUrnal Ernest Herndon Obituary policy The Enterprise-Journal charges for most of the obituaries printed in the newspaper. The cost will be billed to funeral homes, not to individual families. A standard obituary will cost $40, regardless of length, and will include the following information: The person's name, age and residence, the date and place of death, the schedule for visitation and funeral services, including officiating ministers and burial plans, and information for memorials or other gifts. The person's date and place of birth, the names of parents, employment, church affiliation and civic affiliations. A list of immediate survivors, including parents, spouse, children, stepchildren, siblings and grandchildren. Those relatives preceding in death also can be included. Obituaries with additional information will cost 85 cents per line for the complete death notice. There are no restrictions to the information that can be included in these obituaries. A free obituary is available, but is limited to the person's name, age and residence, the date and place of death, and the schedule for visitation and funeral services, including officiating ministers and burial plans. There is no charge for publishing a photograph in any obituary. Funeral homes or families with questions are invited to call editor Jack Ryan at 684-2421. LU illll Catchings-Sharkey Funeral Homes Erma J. Stockton Services 1 1 a.m. Saturday at Johnston Chapel UMC 506 MARYLAND AVE, McCOMB, MS PHONE 601-684-2211 1023 OLD BROOKHAVEN RD, SUMMIT, MS PHONE 601-276-7475 www.catchingsfuneralhome.com 2000-2015 Walter I. Wansley Walter I. Wansley, 14, of Summit, died Feb. 14, 2015, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Services are 6 p.m. Saturday at Cook's Enterprise Funeral Home, McComb. The Rev. J.J. Wilson will officiate. Burial is Sunday in East Fern-wood Baptist Church cemetery. Walter was born Dec. 2 7, 2000, in Pike County. Betty Todd Beckford Betty Todd Beckford, 74, of Summit and formerly of New Orleans, died Feb. 12, 2015, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Visitation is 1 p.m. Saturday at Summit Baptist Church until services there at 2, with the Rev. Robert Vick, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Todd Cemetery under the direction of Cook's Enterprise Funeral Home of McComb. Mrs. Beckford was born Oct. 28, 1940, in Pike County, the daughter of John G. and Mary Etta Todd. She was educated in McComb Public Schools and was a member of Summit Baptist Church before moving to New Orleans. There, she remained active in the church and choir at Greater St. Stevens Church. She will be remembered for her beautiful voice, playing the piano and good cooking. Mrs. Beckford was preced ed in death by her parents; her husband, Frank Bedford; a son, Lawrence Beckford; a brother, John Todd; and a sister, Ella Martin. Survivors include two brothers, Alton (Cynthia) Todd and Kenneth Todd; sisters, Geraldine (Preston) Spears and Odeal McGruder; special cousin, Charlestine Monley; special friend, Jimmy Brady; and many other relatives and friends. oice FontiCg hmdSwim "Simply more affordable" Destiny W. Arickson Memorial services 1 1 a.m. today, First Baptist Church of McComb Anna Green Manzo Services 2 p.m. Monday at Jones Jason & Christy Jones, Owners 601-684-7070 905 Park Dr., McComb, MS www.jonesfamilyfuneralservices.net Com try our Now Southorn Fried Menu! 1940-2015 201 Anna Drive McComb, MS 601-6844450 Follow us on Facebook HARTMAN FUNERAL HOME Margaret D. Gleason Memorial services 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at West Gate Church Cody M. 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