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Jackson, Mississippi
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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4B WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 CLARIONLEDGER.COM THE CLARION-LEDGER Name AGE Town, Slate Died Arrangements Booth, Addie 108 Collins 17-0ct Reeves Conner, Keith Jackson 22-Oct Wrights Ferguson Cross, Emma L 90 Kosciusko 18-0ct Winters Curry, James 55 NetUeton 20-0ct Holland, NetUeton Davis, Doris Ann 66 Lakeland, FL 19-0ct McClain-Hays Floyd, Steve 58 Brandon 22-Oct Ott& Lee Brandon Graham, Gene Ray 80 Pearl 18-0ct OTT& LEE Brandon Haynes, David 58 Pelahatchie 19-0ct Ott& Lee Brandon Hicks, Millicent 58 Shivers 10-Oct Reeves Hunger, Lori R 48 Winona 19-0ct Lee Jenkins, John Z. 85 Kosciusko 21 -Oct Winters Jensen, Marilyn 78 Tupelo 19-0ct Holland, Tupelo Johnson, Windi 34 Wesson 20-Oct Stringer Lewis, Byron 64 Tupelo 21 -Oct Holland, Tupelo McCann, Reggie 70 Clinton 20-Oct Lakewood McClure, Clydine 68 Schlater 21 -Oct Williams & Lord McGhee, Charles 73 Madison 18-0ct Wrights Ferguson O'Keefe, Pauline 94 Clarksdale 22-Oct Meredith-Nowell Rudolph, Judy I. 63 Philadelphia 22-Oct McClain-Hays Spence, Bonnie 75 Memphis 21 -Oct Wise Stockett, Samuel 66 Jackson 21 -Oct Wrights Ferguson Thompson, Oscar L. 44 Morton 21 -Oct Ott& Lee Morton Twiner, Laura 68 Bentonia 20-Oct Stricklin-King Additional information in display obituaries Obits appear in print and online at www.clarionledger.comobituaries. An electronic guest book is available for display obituaries for 30 days and may be sponsored for one year or permanently to preserve condolences offered by friends and family. Additional photos and videos may also be added online. Obituaries are submitted by the funeral home by 4:00 p.m. each day for the next day's edition. For assistance please call 601 -961 - 7391 or 7057. For information on services please contact the funeral home listed. Lori Richardson Hunger Winona A memorial service for Lori Richardson Hunger, 48, of Winona will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25, at First Presbyterian Church in Winona, with Rev. Ryan Biese officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Friday, from 2:00 p.m. until service time. Mrs. Hunger died at her residence on Saturday, October 19. She was a retired nurse and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Winona. She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. Harold L. Richardson and her mother-in-law, Charlotte Detective Reggie Alton McCann (Ret.) Clinton, MS Retired Jackson Homicide Detective Reggie A. McCann, 70, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at St. Dominic Hospital. Detective McCann was born January 10, 1943, in Minden, Louisiana to Alton Gwin "A.G." and Oree Braley McCann. He was a veteran of the United States Army and in 1977, he fulfilled his dream of joining the Jackson Police Department. In 1980, he was diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a very aggressive form of cancer. The surgeries that miraculously saved his life took a toll on him physically, but he vowed to put the fight above the pain and always showed a strong determination to continue to work tirelessly to serve the City of Jackson for 25 years because it was a career he truly loved and respected. He earned numerous honors and awards as he proudly served as a Police Officer and a Detective - first in Forgery and Fraud and then in Homicide. The courage Pauline Sylvest O'Keefe Clarksdale Pauline Sylvest O'Keefe, 94, a retired Director of Nursing, Greenbough Nursing Center, died Oct. 22, 2013 at her home. Visitation is Wednesday, 5-7pm at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS. Funeral services are 1 1 :00am Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Clarksdale, MS with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS is handling the arrangements. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She lived her life through her Christian faith and is known by many for her Christian devotion through her nursing. Pauline cited the scrip m Hunger. Mrs. Hunger is survived by her husband, James Frank Hunger of Winona; daughter, Lauren Herbert of Vaiden; sons, Juston Herbert and Phillip Lee Dotson; mother, Sallie R. Richardson; sister, Kari Phillips; and brother, Brent Richardson, all of Winona; brother, Phil Richardson (Shauna) of Memphis, TN; her father-in-law, Shed Hill Hunger Jr. of Winona; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 302 Summit Street, Winona, MS 38967. An online guestbook is available at that Detective McCann had in facing his health problems was always an inspiration to his family who loved and respected him with all their hearts. His love for his family was unconditional and everlasting. Detective McCann is survived by his loving and faithful wife of 45 years, Ginger Welch McCann; his daughters Kimberly McCann Spencer, of Clinton, Kelley McCann Montgomery and son-in-law Keith, of Clinton; grandchildren Haleigh Ranae Spencer, Tre' Allen Spencer, Emma Ashton Montgomery and Braley Marie Montgomery; his sister, Sandy Kendrick and husband Rodger, of Arkansas; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Beckye Benton Ainsworth. The family would like to thank Dr. Rajesh Patel and his staff, especially his nurse Anna George Cohn, and the staff of St. Dominic Hospital who showed not only their professional care, but also their love and compassion to the McCann family. Visitation is at Lakewood Funeral Home on Clinton Boulevard in Jackson on Wednesday, October 23 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, October 24 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. with the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Interment and graveside services will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park. 'AKBOOD MEMORIAL PARKS B FUNERAL HOMES ture II Timothy 1 :7 as most influential in her decision to become a nurse and in maintaining her strength day by day: "For God has not given us the spirit of fear but of powers and love of a sound mind. " Pauline was a founding member of the North Delta District Nursing Association in 1950 and was named Nurse of the Year in 1971. In 1977, she was named Nurse of the Year by the MS Nurses Association and remained an active member of the state association for over sixty years. Pauline was recognized as Clarksdale Woman of the Year in 1 98 1 . Pauline was 7th of 13th children born into a strong Christian family in rural Louisiana. At the age of 12, she began playing the piano for revivals and continued to play hymns at Flowers OBITUARIES Mrs. Keith Conner Jackson, MS Mrs. Beulah "Keith" Martin Conner, died Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at M.B.M.C. Mrs. Conner was preceded in death by her husband, J.O. Conner and her oldest daughter, Sarah Conner Childress. She is survived by her sons, Thomas M. Conner (Earlene) of McComb, MS. and Steve Conner (Joy) of Celina, Ohio, daughters, Mary Ann Issacks of Florence, MS, Jamie Barnett (Willard) of Monticello, MS., and Jimmye Prouty (Ray) of Pearl, MS., twenty grandchildren and nineteen Steve Floyd Brandon Stephen "Steve" Lynn Floyd, 58, passed away suddenly at home on October 22, 2013. He was blessed to have his wife by his side as he laid down his burdens. Although the world is more empty today, all of us are richer for having him in our lives. Steve was born on November 7, 1954 in Grenada, MS. The youngest child of Holmes Legary and Audrey Lynn Ricks Floyd, he was raised among a loving family and nurturing community. He attended Kirk Academy graduating in 1972, followed by Mississippi State University where he received a Bachelor of Science from the College of Agriculture and Home Economics in 1978 in Landscape Architecture. After graduation Steve set off for Salt Lake City, Utah to study and develop his trademark naturalistic aesthetic. While there, he became an avid skier, and cultivated a book's worth of stories. However, love and longing for his family brought him back to his boyhood home where he pursued his dream of bringing beauty to the world through his free-spirited approach to landscape design. As soon as he saved up enough money by waiting tables he opened New Earth Landscape Co., LLC, which he grew and nurtured like the plants he loved into a thriving, three decade old business. WHY SHOULD YOU PAY MORE? COMPLETE TRADITIONAL FUNERAL $4,540.00 Includes: Professional and Personal Service of Our Staff to Your Family, Visitation and Complete Funeral Service in Our Chapel or Your Church and Committal Service at the Cemetery of Your Choice. A Gasketed Steel Casket in a variety of colors or a wood casket. Outer Burial Container Available at Affordable Prices, Keepsake Memorial Tribute Video. FUNERAL HOME Affordable Funeral & Cremation Services Locally Owned and Operated Honoring all Prearrangements and Insurance L 1-0000284679 Manor until recently. She attended Our Lady of the Lake Hospital nursing school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and graduated in February 1941. She met Michael H. O'Keefe, an ambulance driver in Baton Rouge at the time, when Pauline was nursing his work partner who had pneumonia. Mike took Pauline for ice cream to thank her and their love and lives together began. Both Mike and Pauline joined the armed services as World War II erupted. Pauline was a lieutenant of the Armed Air Force services and responsible for transferring wounded soldiers to specialized hospitals in the U.S. Mike and Pauline married in 1 943 just before he was shipped out to Europe serving as a Master Sergeant. Pauline remained an active member of the local American Legion great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Thursday Oct. 24, 2013 at 11:15am from the chapel of First Baptist Church Jackson. Visitation will be Wednesday Oct. 23, 20 13 at Wright& Ferguson Funeral Home High Street from 5 :00pm till 8:00pm and Thursday from 10:00am till service time at the church. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Reflections Choir at First Baptist Church Jackson or to the American Cancer Society. l-'CNKKAI. lltl.Hti' : i-" " Steve was a generous soul , quick to laugh , ready to help without question, eager to make friends, and finding adventures everyday where most of us would miss them . After moving to Jackson, he met and married his wife of twenty-eight years, Lillian (Lilly) Coulson Floyd. Steve and Lilly shared a joy of traveling the American west and the country's National Parks together. They had two children, Jennifer and Matthew. More than all his many loves and passions in this world, Steve's family was his greatest and most cherished. His light will be sorely missed. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gary Allen Floyd. He is survived by his wife, children, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother, Richard Harold Floyd, and many nieces and nephews. Steve was a member of Wells United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be held at 12:30pm Thursday, October 24, 2013 in Brandon Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5:00pm until 8:00pm Wednesday, October 23, 2013 and from 11:00am until 12:00pm Thursday at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Wells United Methodist Church. Please visit to sign the online guest register. () OTT & LEE FUNERAL HOME 425 Northpark Drive Ridgeland, MS 391 57 (601)957-6946 Auxiliary. Survivors include: daughter Margaret 0. Morton of Nashville, TN; son Michael P. O'Keefe (Glenda) of Lexington, KY; sister Ruth Dear of Pensacola, FL; brother Thomas A. Sylvest of Grammercy, LA; three grandchildren: Lisa Farren, Carrie Wallis and Melissa Morton, and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Michael H. O'Keefe and daughter Laura O'Keefe Cauthen. Memorials may be sent to Flowers Manor, 1251 Lee Dr., Clarksdale, MS 386 14; American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28, P.O. Box 605, Clarksdale, MS 38614; or Mississippi Nursing Association, District 23, 31 Woodgreen Place, Madison, MS 39110. lOTif . .VH-1 1 Jti:-- i" ':(?( .1 mi fine :i Patricia Sue Maddox (Age 58) 11:00 AM Friday First Baptist Church, Clinton Burial: Clinton Cemetery Visit: 9:00 AM Friday FBC, Clinton Mary Reihle (Age 88) 11:00 AM Saturday St. Paul Catholic Church Visit: 6 PM to 8 PM Friday Sebrell Funeral Home Edith Irene Price (Age 85) Interment at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery San Antonio, TX 425 Northpark Drive ; Ridgeland, MS 39158 I Offering Affordable J High-Quality Services READ DAILY OBITUARIES ONLINE Windi Johnson Wesson Windi Newton Johnson, 34, passed away October 20, 2013 in Texas. Visitation will be 5pm-8pm Friday, November 1, 2013 at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst. Services will be 11am Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Zion Hill Baptist Church with burial in Zion Hill Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst is handling arrangements. Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by a brother, AJ Sullivan. She is survived by husband, David Johnson; son, Cody Johnson of Madison; daughter, Steffany Johnson Charles "Chick" McGhee Madison Charles 'Chick' McGhee, 73, has 'won the fight' and is now with the Lord and his deceased son, Dean Allen, after a courageous battle with cancer. A Memorial Prayer Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, with Visitation starting at 4:00 p.m. Funeral Services celebrating his life will begin at 1 1:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 24. All services will be held at St. Richard Catholic Church in Jackson, MS. Immediately following the funeral graveside services will be held at Parkway Memorial Cemetery in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Charles was born on September 30, 1940 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas He grew up in McGehee, Arkansas and attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello. In November 1963 he married the love of his life, Nancy McGhee, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. In January 1964 Charles entered the US Army National Guard tour of active duty. Following, the couple moved to Jackson, Mississippi in March of 1966 where Our cremation service is provided on site by Licensed Funeral Directors and CANA Certified Crematory Operators "FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND, YOUR LOVED ONE WILL NEVER LEAVE OUR CARE" 759 Hwy 51 Madison (601) 898-8565 CL-0000286553 David Haynes Pelahatchie David Gene Haynes, 58, passed away October 19, 2013 at the VA Medical Center in Jackson, MS with his loving wife by his side. Visitation from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 23 and funeral at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 24 will be held at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS. He was preceded in death by his father, Gene Haynes and his brother, Danny Haynes. He is survived by his wife, Joan, his daughter Marie, his son Mason, his mother Priscilla Patrick, and his siblings Gayle, Kathy, Becky, Windy, Stacy, Amber, John, and Thomas. Please visit to sign the online guest register. (C OTT & LEE FUNERAL HOME of Madison and Zoe Johnson of Wesson; father, Llewellyn Newton of Pearl; mother, Sylvia Lowden of Center, TX; sister, Freedom Newton-Cox of Ridgeland; brothers, Marshall "Trey" Mitchell of Pisgah, Brantley Mitchell of Flowood, and Ricky Shoemaker of Louisiana; grandmother, Ouida Newton-Wright of Brandon; sisters-in-law, Cindy Hall of Wesson and Debi Calhoun of Hoover, AL; and brother-in-law, James Johnson of Downsville, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Zion Hill Baptist Church building fund. Stringer j r i r 1 1 d I r j Ti i ri r rtf f -Sr.1 1'l'i-r Charles began his 1 9 years of service with Deposit Guaranty National Bank. In 1995 Charles and his family relocated to McComb, Mississippi where Charles furthered his banking career as Executive Vice President of First Bank. Upon returning to Jackson, Charles spent the next 1 9 years with Trustmark National Bank, where he ultimately retired in 2010. Charles will be dearly missed by his wife Nancy, with whom he would have celebrated 50 years of marriage next month on November 23. He also leaves behind his only daughter Shanon McGhee Brumfield(Jay), grandson Parker and two precious granddaughters, Ally and Bella. Charles is preceded in death by his son Dean Allen McGhee, his parents Millard McKinley and Lillie Faye McGhee, his brother Eugene McGhee, and sister Helen Harris. Lastly, on behalf of Charles, the family would like to extend their most sincere gratitude to all doctors, nurses and aides at Baptist Hospital who provided the utmost professional, compassionate and loving care. For condolences, memorial, and further information about Charles please visit Once online the family invites you to use the Guest Book to share with them how "Chick" touched your life. 'I .MJIAI. El( I All- 'race MEMORIAL BARK CEMETERY & CREMATORY V ' I Ms Funeral Home

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