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ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL, McCOMB, MISSISSIPPI OBITUARIES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2009 A3 www.enterprise-journal.com Vester Newcomb Vester Newcomb, 77, of Summit, died Oct. 6, 2009, at his residence. Visitation will be 4 to 8 tonight at Jones Family Funeral Services in McComb. Visitation will continue 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, McComb, until services there at 11 a.m. The Rev. Larry LeBlanc will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Summit. Mr. Newcomb was born July 14, 1932, in Calhoun City. He was the son ofthe late Willie Esker and Evia Rider Newcomb. He was a member ofFirst Baptist Church, Summit. He was a retired coach and teacher for 41 years. Coach Newcomb played football at Southwest Mississippi Community College as a center and linebacker, and was selected to the All- American team. He played for the military during his two years at Fort Benning, Ga. , and returned to Southwest in 1955. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1956, and then played for the University ofMiami the following two years (where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame). He coached high school football in five states, including stints at Parklane Academy and in Liberty. In 2007 Newcomb was inducted as a charter member ofthe Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall ofFame. His family said his coaching philosophy was to be fair, firm, considerate and consistent in everything; this was passed on to his daughter, who also became a coach. Coach Newcomb loved his work and said he never went to work a day in his life. He loved his wife, family, the Lord and his grandbabies. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Mr. Newcomb was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Willie Lee Newcomb and James D. Newcomb; and two sisters, Eva Newcomb Brantly and Cecelia Louise Cummings. Survivors include his wife of55 wonderful years, Charleen Smith Newcomb; two sons and their wives, Larry Vester and Teresa Ann Newcomb and Mac and Leigh Newcomb; one daughter, Linda Sue Newcomb Green and her husband Robert; one brother, Olan Esker Newcomb; one sister, Mary Annis Reynolds; and four grandchildren, Jake Green, Matt Green, Camp Newcomb and Macy Newcomb. Pallbearers will be Coach Charlie Newlon, Brian Smith, Kent Ott, Darryl Brock, Jake Green and Camp Newcomb. In lieu offlowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Summit Building Fund. Rev. John Veal The Rev. John Veal, 93, of Crosby, died Sept. 28, 2009, at Field Memorial Community Hospital in Centreville. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church ofGloster, until services there at noon. Burial will be in Clayton Cemetery in Wilkinson County. Marshall Funeral Home in Bude is in charge ofarrangements. Rev. Veal was born Sept. 4, 1916, in New Roads, La. He was the son ofJohn Veal Sr. and Joanna Bell Veal. Rev. Veal was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Veal; his parents; a daughter, Hazel Nelson; a son, Preston Veal; and a niece, Joanna Fields. Survivors include seven children, Willie H. Veal, Florence Bateaste and Shelly A. Hall, all ofGloster, John L. Veal and his wife Mildred of Meadville, Salina Mason, Patricia Rogers and Nora Rowe and her husband Earl, all of Baton Rouge; three stepchildren, Pastor David Franklin and his wife Diane ofBaker, La., Alma Ray and the Rev. Rosetta Scott and her husband Arthur, all ofBaton Rouge; a niece, Hattie Brumfield ofChicago; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Maybelle Freeman Maybelle Freeman, 90, of Osyka, died Oct. 8, 2009, at Beacham Memorial Hospital in Magnolia. Arrangements are incomplete with Catchings Funeral Home in McComb in charge. Nancy B. Granger Nancy “Sissy” Bland Granger, 43, ofCrosby, died Oct. 1, 2009, at her residence. Visitation will be noon Saturday at the Homochitto Association Building in Gloster, until services there at 2 p.m. Pastor David Veal will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Gloster. Marshall Funeral Home in Bude is in charge ofarrangements. Mrs. Granger was born Jan. 26, 1966, in Natchez. She was the daughter of Moses and Lucy mae Bland. Mrs. Granger was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Roger Bland; and a brother, Kenneth Bland. Survivors include her husband, Ricky Granger; three daughters, Katrina, Tomeka and Lawana Bland; a son, Gerald Bland; nine grandchildren, Latavion, Takaja, Paris, Mackenzie, Maria, Alexa, Zykeria, Dana and Halley; a goddaughter, Ochsharalla Anderson; best friend, Flora Cooper; and a host ofnieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Michael H. Lewis Sr. Michael H. Lewis Sr., 59, ofMcComb, died Oct. 2, 2009, at his residence, after a sudden illness. Visitation will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Narrow Gateway Holiness Church in McComb, until services there at noon. Bro. Derrick Lewis will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Summit. Craft Funeral Home in McComb is in charge ofarrangements. Mr. Lewis was born March 19, 1950, in Tylertown. He was the son ofJer- ry and Easter L. Carr Washington. He was an artist and a veteran ofthe U.S. Army, serving two tours ofduty in Vietnam. Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Survivors include a son, Michael Lewis Jr. ofEnter- prise, Ala.; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Ella L. Lowery and Craig ofCol- orado Springs, Colo., Mary E. Burks ofHomestead, Texas, and Earnestine Alford and Tarus ofMcComb; two brothers and sisters-in-law, William T. Lewis and Laconya ofOlivia, Minn., and Sylvester Lewis and Gloria of Springfield, Mass.; several nieces and nephews; and devoted friends Curtis Blumenberg and his wife Matteal, and Hook Gutter and his wife Eva, all ofMcComb. Leroy Moore Sr. Leroy Moore Sr., 56, of McComb, died Oct. 4, 2009, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Sunday at St. John Baptist Church, W.A. Walker Road, McComb, until services there at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jack Brown, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Big Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Gloster. Cook Funeral Home ofGloster is in charge ofarrangements. Mr. Moore was born July 7, 1953, in Pike County. He was reared by Ralph and Lucille Moore and was the son ofJohnnie Lee Bennett. He was an avid and active member ofthe vocal musical program ofSt. John Baptist Church. Singing gospel music in his and other churches in the area consumed much ofhis free weekend time. Survivors include his devoted wife, Jacqueline Moore; four daughters and a son-in-law, Angel Matthews and Eric, and Tanisha, Ri- hanna and Destiny Moore, all ofMcComb; four sons and a daughter-in-law, Marcus Moore and Fallon ofSan Diego, Leroy Moore Jr., Timothy and Oliver Moore, all of McComb; a brother, Frank Hughes ofMcComb; three sisters, Viola, Claudia and Beatrice and their husbands ofMcComb; his caring and supportive parents-in-law, the Rev. Jack and Mary Brown ofGloster; a sister-in- law, Maxine Brown; five grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, especially church friends. Pallbearers are relatives and friends ofthe family. LOCAL BY JOHN SURRATT ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL Magnolia aldermen took steps Tuesday to ensure the city’s volunteer firemen get help covering their newly annexed area, renewing the city’s mutual aid agreement with the Fernwood Volunteer fire Department. Under the agreement, the city will reimburse the department $300 a month. The city recently annexed Quinlivan Road north to the Airport-Fernwood Road, including the North Street community and a large part of land east on Airport-Fernwood Road to Country Club Road, adding 1,239 acres and 344 people. Part ofthat newly annexed area was once covered by Fernwood. Besides Quinlivan and the Airport-Fernwood Road area, Magnolia Fire ChiefT.J. Bowman said the city also will be responsible for the Jesse Hall Road area, which includes the Metro-Pike Industrial Park. “We will not be responsible for the houses on Country Club Drive,” he noted. In a related matter, the board also approved increasing the rate ofpay for firefighters responding to major calls from $25 to $30. Bowman said he will determine what is a major fire. In other action, aldermen: • Accepted a bid of$1 per yard from Chuck’s Gravel Pit on McKnight Road for gravel to repair the shoulder ofJesse Hall Road near the Weyerhaeuser lumber mill. Weyerhaeuser has donated $252 for gravel to repair the shoulder ofthe road, and the city will put up no parking signs on the shoulder after the repairs to prevent trucks from parking there. Mayor Melvin Harris said work on the road will begin once the weather improves. • Took the sole bid of $2,500 from Wilbur Gatlin to repair the awning on the police station under advisement. • Authorized advertising for bids to clean properties, including 440 W. Holly St., 656 N. Prewett St., 220 W. Holly St., 260 W. Pine St., 310 w. Pine St., 355 W. Oak St., 885 N. Clark St., 175 E. Holly St., lot on Kramer Street, 234 Fortenberry Ave., 223 Fortenberry Ave., 140 E. Pine St., 433 W. Holly St., 515 N. Clark, 1587 N. Clark, 995 N. Cherry St. and 290 Fortenberry Ave. • Authorized placing liens against properties for cleaning, including, 680 Van St., 230 W. Main St., 535 Third St., 331 W. Oak St., 992 N. Cherry St. and 855 N. Cherry St. • Approved keeping Harris’ Medicare supplement at $224 a month pending an examination ofother policies. • Discontinued the Thursday bingo and exercise program at the Magnolia Community Center. • Accepted the municipal compliance questionnaire. • Tabled allowing Pearl River Valley Opportunity Inc. Head Start programs to use the Magnolia Library as an emergency shelter for children and staff. • Approved sending the mayor and any alderman to attend the small town conference in Natchez in November. • Approved sending Bobbi Hart to Jackson for deputy clerk classes in November. • Authorized Harris to approve invoices of$5,348 for the Love’s sewer project, $210,792 for the downtown revitalization project and $10,000 for the final invoice on the Great Southern water tower project. • Approved a memorandum ofunderstanding with the South Pike School District involving developing a family park and recreation area at the old Eva Gordon football field. Harris said city officials are expected to meet with the school district on Tuesday to discuss the project. No agreement has been reached at this time, he said. • Rescinded a vote made during the board’s September meeting denying a donation to the Red Cross, and approved a $2,000 donation for the organization. Harris said the board denied the donation because several aldermen believed the Red Cross had not helped anyone in the city. He said the earlier vote was rescinded and the donation approved after aldermen learned that the Red Cross had helped several families in the city. • Approved a $1,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Club ofSouthwest Mississippi. • Approved buying a taser at $835 to be shared by police officers Clay Barrett and James Redmond. • Approved hiring James Redmond as a full-time police officer, and Jerry Cook as a part-time police officer. • Approved travel for Police ChiefRay Reynolds to attend the police chiefs conference in Natchez in November. Magnolia fire protection eyed The one newspaper in the world most interested in this community. Call 684-2713. Subscribe to the TAKEACTION . REPORTLITTER ANDILLEGALDUMPS . P IKECOUNTY : 249-4522. 1932-2009 HARTMAN- SHARKEY A TRADITION OF FRIENDSHIP & TRUST Frances L. Cotten Visitation 9 to 10:40 a.m. today at Hartman-Sharkey Graveside services 11 a.m. Hollywood Cemetery Hartman-Sharkeyfuneralhome.com 1801 Delaware Ave., McComb 684-3811 Jason & Christy Jones, Owners 601-684-7070 905 Park Dr., McComb,MS Francis Patricia H. Walker Graveside services 1 p.m. today Hollywood Cemetery, Vester Newcomb Visitation 4-8 p.m. today Jones Family Funeral Services and 10 a.m. Saturday Services 11 a.m. Saturday McComb First Baptist Church Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Summit JJoonneess FFaammiillyy FFuunneerraall SSeerrvviicceess “Simply more affordable” Catchings Funeral Home Maybell Freeman Arrangements incomplete PHONE 684-2211 McCOMB, MISS. 25th Annual Summit Fall Festival Saturday, October 10 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Flea Market, Antiques, Crafts & Food Over 50 Booths from the Southeast (Sidewalk Sales by Summit Merchants) Open Car Show Sponsored by Autozone Sponsored by Summit Chamber ofCommerce For more info., call 601-276-7518. While most people are probably fairly familiar with the type of skin cancer known as malignant melanoma, many are not even aware that melanoma of the eye even exists. In any case, almost everyone will be surprised to learn that researchers have recently uncovered a link between moles and freckles on the skin and uveal melanoma (cancer of the eye’s iris, ciliary body, or choroid). The common denominator is the melanocytes that are located in the uvea (the pigmented middle layer of the eye) and also are responsible for skin color. According to researchers, people with atypical moles were found to have a higher risk of having melanoma of the eye as those without the moles. The appearance of mole abnormalities on the skin should prompt patients to schedule an appointment with the ophthalmologist as well as the dermatologist, just to be on the safe side. Most of the skin cancer that is diagnosed each year is treatable. One type of cancer, melanoma, is deadly if not treated early. If you or a family member is diagnosed with skin cancer and told to have radiation therapy, remember that THE MISSISSIPPI CANCER INSTITUTE is right here at home at 1501 Aston Avenue. “Going Further So You Don’t Have To,” we offer state- of-the-art radiation therapy treatments, including 3D IM- RT and IGRT, which are noninvasive methods to remove a tumor. Please call us at 601249-5510 if we can assist you. RELATED MELANOMAS FFaallll FFeesstt SSppeecciiaallss Select Purses $ 10 00 ~ 50% Off Select Home Decor SATURDAY ONLY! TThhee AAcccceessssoorryy SShhoopp 705 A Robb Street, (Top of the hill in Summit) Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. -5 p.m. HOMESVILLE, MISSISSIPPI Pike County County Seat 1816-1875 THEN AND NOW October 10, 2009 • 1 –4pm 1820 Quin House on Tour 1878 Clerks Office (Court House) Methodist Church Cemetery Tour – Pioneer Enactments Holmesville Square – Music Sponsored by The National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, Judith Robinson DAR A Journey Story Participation Smithsonian Institution 1966-2009 1950-2009

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