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Aldridge, Alice Savannah Denson -- 10 Mar 1876 – 24 Oct 1959

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Services were to be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Carterville Baptist Church for Mrs. Alice Aldridge, 83, who died unexpectedly at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at her home on RFD 2.


Rev. Ralph Bray and Rev. Robert N. Smith are the officiating ministers. Burial is to follow in Carterville Cemetery with Hulett Funeral Home in charge.


Mrs. Aldridge had lived in this area for 31 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church.


Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Glenn D. Smith, Grand Island, Neb.; six sons, Oscar E. and Robert B. of Hattiesburg; Henry L. of Detroit; Coyle E. of Biloxi; Denson G. of Gulfport; and Alton T. of Bridgeport, Conn.; 18 grandchildren including J.O. Mayo of Hattiesburg.


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Aldridge, Alton Thurman -- 08 Aug 1920 – 08 Mar 1969

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hulett Chapel for Alton T. "Runt" Aldridge, 48, of Houston, Tex., who died Saturday afternoon at his home. Burial will be in Carterville, Cemetery.


Mr. Aldridge was a former resident of Hattiesburg and had lived in Houston for four years. He was a 1963 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and member of Delta Sigma Pi fraternity. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and was office manager of Shipp Sales Co. of Houston.


Mrs. Aldridge had lived in this area for 31 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church.


Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Louise Bryan Aldridge; a step-daughter , Vicky Greenwalt of New Orleans; two brothers, Denson of Gulfport and Henry of High Acres, FL; a sister, Mrs. Glenn Smith of Sun City, AZ; and several nieces and nephews.


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Aldridge, Robert Buren -- 12 Jan 1907 – 19 Nov 1966

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hulett Chapel for Robert B. Aldridge, 59 of Rt 2, who died Saturday at the State Sanatorium at Magee.


Rev. Marvin Bell will officiate. Burial will be in Carterville Cemetery.


Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Bobby Jean Mertz of Albuquerque, NM, and Mrs. Charlotte Miller of Downey, CA; a son, Robert "Sky" Aldridge of Petal; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Glenn Smith of Sun City, AZ; three brothers, Henry of Fort Myers, FL, Denson of Mississippi City, and Allen of Houston, TX; and a number of nieces and nephews.


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Allison, Charles Leon Jr. -- 28 May 1942 – 03 Nov 1942

(submitted by Bobby G. Croft)

FUNERAL FOR ALLISON INFANT


Funeral services for Charles Leon Allison, Jr. who died Tuesday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mr. C.L. Allison Sr. of Mobile, AL, were held at the home of his great-grandmother, Mrs. Dearman of Brooklyn, MS Wednesday afternoon. Rev. E.E. Samples was in charge.


Charles Leon who was five months old, is survived by his parents, one brother Eddie Robert; one sister Natholyn Patricia; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Allison of Pheonix City, Al; maternal grandmother Mrs. Eva Kelly; and great-grandmother, Mrs. Dearman of Brooklyn.


Hulett Funeral Home was in charge.


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Anderson, Alzada -- 25 Mar 1851 – 22 May 1939

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Funeral services for Miss. Alzada Anderson, 69 years old, were held at 10 a.m. today at the Anderson family cemetery near Brooklyn, Mississippi.


Miss. Anderson, the last surviving member of a prestigious old South Mississippi family, died at her home near Brooklyn at 11:15 a.m. Monday.


She was born and reared near Brooklyn, and the family was one of the oldest among the pioneer citizens of that area, it was said.



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Anderson, Billy Ray -- 19 Aug 1935 – 09 Aug 2019

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Billy Ray Anderson, 83, of Purvis, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019 at his home. Services will be Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at Moore Purvis Chapel followed by burial in Anderson Family Cemetery.


Mr. Anderson was of the Catholic faith. He served in the United States Air Force and was a Mason. He worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator.


He was preceded in death by four brothers, G.W. Anderson, Nevel Anderson, R.L. Anderson, and Harvey Anderson; and four sisters, Nola Ward, Pauline Powell, Birdie Mills, and Katie Beach.


He is survived by his wife, Rosalie Anderson of Purvis; two daughters, Denise Edwards and Rhonda Anderson; two sons, James Ray (Sandra) Anderson and John (Melisa) Anderson; seven grandchildren, Rose Napier, Timothy Paul, Amanda Miller, Steven Anderson, Jacob Anderson, Jonah Anderson, and Billy Anderson; and two great grandchildren, Breanna Miller and Joseph Miller.



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Anderson, Bonnie Johns -- 05 Nov 1908 – 14 Nov 1990

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home Chapel for Bonnie Jean Anderson, 82, formerly of Brokklyn, MS, who died Nov. 14, 1990 at Miramar Nursing Home in Pass Christian.


The Rev. Earl Harvison will officiate. Interment will be in the Brooklyn Cemetery.


Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Brooklyn United Methodist Church, the Brooklyn Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, and a former member of the Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Department. She was a native of Columbia and a lifelong resident of Forrest County.


She was proceeded in death by her husband, Hix Anderson, Sr.


Pallbearers will be Herschel Shattles, C.L. Dews Jr., Chester Smith, J.S. "Bill" Shaw, Tom Boone, and Walter M. "Pete" Denton.


Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy A. Regel of Gulfport; two sons, Ellis N. Anderson of Dothan, AL, and Hix Anderson Jr. of Brooklyn; one brother, Robert L. Johns of McLaurin; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.


Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg is in charge of arrangements.


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Anderson, Charles Paul “Charlie” -- 09 Sep 1953 – 08 Dec 2019

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Charles Paul "Charlie" Anderson, 66, of Hattiesburg, MS. died Sunday, December 8, 2019. Services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, December 13, 2019 at Main Street Baptist Church.


Interment will be in Mineral Springs Cemetery.


Mr. Anderson was a Superintendent for Hunt Southland Refinery for over 24 years and was a member of Main Street Baptist Church. He was Grand Charlie to his eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Otho and Winnie Anderson; two brothers, Billie Don and Jerry Anderson and one sister, Sue Jo Clark.


He is survived by one son, Matthew Scott Anderson of Hattiesburg, MS; four daughters, Terri Golladay of Hattiesburg, MS, Christi Cummins (Brad) of Hattiesburg, MS, Jennifer Anderson (Chris Speights) of Purvis, MS, and Melanie Walters (David) of Hattiesburg, MS; one sister, Kathleen Goss (Gary) of Hattiesburg, MS; three brothers, George Anderson (Barbara) of Spanish Fort, AL, Othel "Andy" Anderson of Hattiesburg, MS, and Harry Anderson of Hattiesburg, MS; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Memorials may be made to Compassion International, Samaritan's Purse, or Heifer International.


Visitation will begin at 2:00 PM Friday at Main Street Baptist Church. Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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Anderson, Dudley -- 16 May 1903 – 05 Feb 1971

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Dudley Anderson rites Sunday at Mineral Springs


Services Will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mineral Springs Baptist Church for Dudley Anerson, 66, of 600 Gulfport Street, who died unexpectedly Friday morning at his home. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Hulett Funeral Home in charge.


Mr. Anderson was a native of Forrest County and was employed by the city for many years. He was a member of Mineral Springs Church.


Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Jo Ann Williamson of Petal; a son, Ray of Gulfport; three grandchildren; a brother, Homer Anderson of Mobile, seven sisters, Mrs. Dolly Rycroft, Mrs. Bertha Roberts, Mrs. Annis Watson and Mrs Stella Nelson, all of Mobile, Mrs. Faye Bahlman of Theodore, AL, Mrs. Ruth Smith of Citronelle, AL, and Mrs. Gloria Baggio of Swansboro, NC.


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Anderson, Everette Edward “Andy” Sr. -- 02 Oct 1934 – 29 Sep 2001

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Everette Edward “Andy” Anderson Sr. went eternally fishing September 29, 2001.


Predeceased by his parents Robert C. and Maudie Seal Anderson.


He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Janet J. Anderson (nee: Pyatt), five children: Brenda (Terry) Gerstenschlager, Suzanne (Gary) Andersen, Steven DePriest, Ed (Judy) Anderson, Tina Anderson and five grandchildren. Everette is survived by his brothers and sisters: Erskin (Judy) An-derson, Rosa Lee (Lloyd) Smith, Margene (Clyde) Lott, Frances (Curtis) Bauer, Ulen Anderson.


Everette served in the military and retired from 36 years at Boeing.


Everette shaped our lives as a husband, brother, dad, grandfather, brother-in-law, father-in-law, uncle, great uncle, great great uncle, neighbor and friend to each of us.


Andy had a gentleness for his family, a love of flowers and na-ture, and a passion for fishing.


Donations can be made to St. Louis University Cancer Re-search: specify Small Cell Cancer.


The family expresses appreciation to the staff at St. Joseph Hospital West: Dr. Kevin Oliver, Dr. Robert Kraetsch, Dr. John Bedwinek, Dr. Howard Goldberg, Dr. John Wilkes, Nurse Anita and all who helped us.


''I DID NOT DIE'' I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain; I am the gentle autumn's rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft star that shines at night. I did not die.


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Anderson, Gavin Earl -- 27 Feb 1925 – 30 Jan 2005

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Gavin Earl Anderson, 79, of Hattiesburg, MS, died January 30, 2005, at his residence.


Mr. Anderson was a retired drilling consultant and a Baptist. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.


He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marry Lizabeth Anderson; a grandson, Robert Kyle Anderson; and his parents, Walter C. and Grace Riggs Anderson.


Survivors include a son, Robert Anderson of Hattiesburg; three daughters, Cathy Ann Jones of Long Beach, Margaret Sue Shmerkin of Hattiesburg and Paulette Stein of O'Neil, Neb.; three sisters, Bernice Lott of Hattiesburg, Pauline Walker of Purvis and Bobbie Jo Fillingame of Pearl; a brother, Edward Anderson of Hattiesburg; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


isitation will be from 5:30-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Anderson Family Cemetery.


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Anderson, George Scott Sr. -- 05 May 1906 – 23 Dec 1971

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Rites held for Scott Anderson


Services were at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Black Creek Baptist Church, Brooklyn, for Scott Anderson, 65, of Brooklyn, who died Thursday night at Forrest General Hospital.


Rev. Ollie Anderson, Rev. Elmer Scarbrough and Rev. Carl Dickens officiated. Burial was in Brooklyn Cemetery with Hulett Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Pallbearers were Joe Conley, Buck Perkins, Floyd Clayton, W.M. Stewart, Robert Palmer, Hix Anderson Jr.


Survivors are his wife, seven sons, four daughters, a brother, a sister, 37 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.


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Anderson, Hix, Sr. -- 08 Apr 1904 – 20 Jul 1982

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Brooklyn Methodist Church for Hix Anderson Sr., 78, of Brooklyn, who died Tuesday evening at Methodist Hospital.


The Rev. Rupert Purvis officiated. Interment was in Brooklyn Cemetery. Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Pallbearers were Hurschel Shattles, I.A. Garraway, A.W. Hartfield, Bonnie E. Perkins, Oscar Mixon, and Robert Johns.


Survivors include his wife, two sons, a daughter, four grandchildren, two sisters, and four brothers.


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Anderson, Hix, Jr. -- 02 Jul 1930 – 22 Jan 2014

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Hix Anderson, 83, of Brooklyn, MS.


He died Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Forrest General Hospital.


Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery.


Mr. Hix was a Forrest County Supervisor for three terms. He was a business owner of Brooklyn Motor Company and was a life long member of Brooklyn United Methodist Church.


He was preceded in death by his first wife, Audrie Anderson; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hix Anderson, Sr.; and brother Ellis Anderson of Dothan, AL.


He is survived by Myrt Anderson of Brooklyn; two sons, Gilbert Hix Anderson of Moundville, AL an Joe Gordon Anderson of Carnes; one sister, Dorothy Regel of Gulfport; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM Saturday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home.


Hattiesburg American
Jan. 24, 2014


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Anderson, James E. "Ted" -- 17 Dec 1923 – 10 Nov 1972

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

James Anderson dies at age 48


Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Riemann Funeral Home, Gulfport, for James E. "Ted" Anderson, 48 of Gulfport, a native of Brooklyn, who died Friday at the Biloxi VA Hospital. Burial will be in the Brooklyn Cemetery at approximately 2:30 p.m.


Mr. Anderson was a graduate of Mississippi State University and had lived in Gulfport several years.


Survivors are five brothers, Ralph and Hix Anderson Sr. both of Brooklyn, Barney Anderson of Gulfport, Hyugh Odom of Nice, CA, and Archie Odom of Hattiesburg; four sisters, Mrs. Edna Perkins of Brooklyn, Mrs. Ruth Brewer of Kerrville, TX, Mrs. Doris Nixon and Mrs. Inez Turnage both of New Augusta.


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Anderson, Jerry Michael -- 25 Nov 1928 – 03 Jan 1977

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home chapel for Jerry M. Anderson, 48, who died at 4:10 p.m. Monday in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Miami following an extended illness. The Rev. Gerald King and the Rev. Alvin Dickens will officiate.


Interment will be in the Mineral Springs Cemetery.


Mr. Anderson, a former resident of Hattiesburg, was a member of the Baptist faith and a Marine veteran of the Korean conflict. He was the son of the late O.A. (Jug) Anderson and Mrs. Donna Mapp Anderson of Hattiesburg.


Survivors include there sons, Jimmy, Gerald Ray and Donald Anderson, all of Tallahassee, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. C.D. (Donna Sue) Tibbets of Forest Park, Ga. and Annette Anderson of Tallahassee; two grandchildren; five brothers, Billy Don Anderson of Hutchinson, Kan., George Anderson of Slidell, La.; Othel, Charles and Harry Anderson, all of Hattiesburg; two sisters, Mrs. T.S. (Sue Jo) Clark of Texas City, Tex., and Mrs. Gary (Kathleen) Goss of Slidell; his step mother, Mrs. O. A. (Winnie) Anderson of Rt. 3, Hattiesburg; four uncles and one aunt; and a number of nieces and nephews.


Friends may call at the funeral home after 4:30p.m. today.


Hattiesburg American
January 5, 1977


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Anderson, Katherine Mae McLendon -- 27 Mar 1938 – 03 Nov 2018

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Mrs. Katherine Anderson, 80, of Wiggins, MS passed away November 03, 2018 at her home.


She is preceded in death by her husband; E.J. Anderson, grandson; Tony Anderson, sisters; Judy Johnson and Mary Loper and one brother Willie McLendon.


Funeral Services will be Tuesday, November 06, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins, MS, followed by interment in Anderson Cemetery in Brooklyn, MS.








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Anderson, Maudie Seal -- 20 Oct 1905 – 25 Feb 1968

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Rites Wednesday at Brooklyn for Mrs. M. Anderson


Word has been recceived here of the death of Mrs. Maudie Anderson, 66, of Biloxi, Sunday at a hospital in Jackson.


A daughter, Mrs. Margene Lott, lives in Sumrall and her brothers, Claudie Seal and Thomas Seal, in Wiggins. Her step-sister and step-brother, Mrs Eva Taylor and A.B. Simmons, are residents of Hattiesburg.


Services are scheduled at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church at Brooklyn.


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Anderson, Otho Albert “Jug” -- 04 Sep 1902 – 20 Apr 1974

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Otho Albert "Jug" Anderson, 71, of Rt. 3, Hattiesburg, died Saturdaymorning at Methodist Hospital following a brief illness.


Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from Mineral Springs Baptist Church with interment in Mineral Springs Cemetery. Hewlitt-Winstead Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 2:30 p.m. today.


Mr. Anderson was a member of the Mineral Springs Batist Church and a member of McLaurin Andrew Denham Masonic Lodge No. 611. He was a retired maintenance employee at Camp Shelby.


Mr. Anderson went to work at Camp Shelby in 1937 when reactivation of the camp began. He was employed bu the National Guard until 1940 when the camp was federalized, then worked there with the Army during World War II. After the war, he again was associated with the National Guard and assisted with man projects at the camp.


Brig. Gen. )Ret.) H.J. Dolton of Jackson, who as construction quartermaster of the Mississippi National Guard was officer in charge of reactivation of the camp in 1937 and continued in close association with work at Shelby until his retirement in 1958, said Saturday of Mr. Anderson:


"He gave unselfishly of his time to help with any project to which he was assigned. In many cases he provided servies for beyond that for which he was paid. His knowledge of the land area at Camp Shelby made him invaluable to the National Guard. He earned an outstanding reutation for the way in which he assisted the officers in charge of any assignment concerned with the training area."


Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Goss of Slidell, LA, and Mrs. Sue Jo Clark of Texas City, TX; six sons, Billie Anderson of Hutchingson, KS, George Anderson of Slidell, LA, Jerry, Othel, Charles and Harry Anderson, all of Hattiesburg; one sister, Mrs. Lena Carlyle of Orange, TX; four brothers, Cham Anderson of Ovett, Woodrow Anderson of Beaumont, TX, Herbert and Floyd Anderson of Hattiesburg; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


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Anderson, Robert Chester -- 25 Jul 1894 – 25 Mar 1955

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Brooklyn Baptist Church for Robert Chester Anderson, former resident of Brooklyn, who died at 9:45 p.m. Friday at his home in Biloxi. He was 60 years old.


Rites will be conducted by a Reverand Hodges of Biloxi and Rev. J.D. Aycock of Gulfport. Burial will be in Brooklyn Cemetery.


Mr. Anderson moved from Brooklyn to Biloxi eight years ago. He was a civil service employee at Keesler Air Force Base. His death followed an illness of several months.


Mr. Anderson was a veteran of World War I, a Mason and a member of First Baptist Church of Biloxi. When he lived in Brooklyn he was a member of the Baptist church there and was a chaplain of the Brooklyn American Legion Post.


Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Maudie Anderson of Biloxi, three sons, Erskin H. Anderson of Sylvania, OH, Ulen H. Anderson of the Navy, Everette E. Anderson an Air Force member stationed at Scott Field, IL; three daughters, Mrs. Lloyd J. Smith of Fort Worth, TX, Mrs. Clyde Lott of Hattiesburg and Mrs. Frances Haynie of Gulfport; six grandchildren; three brothers, Hubert of HAttiesburg, Victor and Eugen Anderson of Brooklyn, and a sister, Mrs. Lulu Carnes of Brooklyn.


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Anderson, Scott Allen “SA” -- 24 Aug 1936 – 12 Apr 2020

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Mr. S. A. Anderson, 83, of Hattiesburg, passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family on April 12, 2020.


He was a member of Black Creek Baptist Church and was a self-employed pulpwood hauler.


He was preceded in death by his parents, George Scott and Alice Morticia (McLendon) Anderson; daughter, Teresa Lynn Anderson; his siblings, E. J. Anderson, Shirley Williams, Prentiss Anderson, Everett Anderson, Jimmy Anderson, Herbert Lee Anderson, George Anderson, Orhee Sullivan, Myrtle Haynes, and Van Arthur Anderson.


He is survived by his wife, Nancy Anderson of Hattiesburg; daughters, Bobbie Jean Fortenberry of Wisconsin, Brooke Abney of Purvis, Kimberly Michelle Anderson of Richton, Jerri Ann Martin Spiers (Donnie) of New Augusta, Becky Martin of Hattiesburg; step-daughter, Denise Francis (Phillip) of North Carolina; seventeen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his sister, Alice Moreau of Florida; his brother, David Anderson of Florida and a host of nieces and nephews.


Graveside services will be 12 noon, Thursday, April 16, 2020, at Anderson Beulah Land Cemetery. Moore Funeral Service in Wiggins is in charge of the arrangements.


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Anderson, Ulen Hays -- 20 Jun 1932 – 31 Dec 2011

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

SERVICES: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Graveside-Anderson Cemetery 10:30 A.M.


INTERMENT: Anderson Cemetery-Carnes Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at the Anderson Cemetery in Carnes for Mr. Ulen Hays Anderson, 79, of Ocean Springs who passed away at Forrest General Hospital, December 31, 2011. Bro. Robert Lambert will officiate at the services.


Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Allen, Robert Anderson, Clayton Hellman, Dennis Smith, J.J. Gibson and Troy Wehr.


Mr. Anderson was a US Navy veteran and was a Distribution Manager for the Coca Cola Co. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Erskin Anderson and Everette Anderson and a sister, Frances Baver.


He is survived by his son, Steve Handshaw of Hope, AR; sisters, Rosa Lee Smith of Ft. Worth, TX and Margene Lott of Hattiesburg, and a number of neices and nephews.


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Anderson, Wayne E. -- 1949 – 02 Jun 2018

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

HATTIESBURG, MS Services will be held at 11:30 AM Thursday at Hulett- Winstead Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Wayne E. Anderson, 68, of Hattiesburg, MS.


He died Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Forrest General Hospital.


Internment will be in Anderson Cemetery with military rites performed by the VFW Post 3036 Honor Guard.


Mr. Anderson was a U.S. Army Veteran having served a tour in Korea. He retired from the MS Army National Guard Unit 3656 and CSMS at Camp Shelby. He was a life time member of the VFW Post 3036 and a member of the Baptist faith.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Louise Teeters Anderson.


He is survived by his wife, Chun O. Anderson of Hattiesburg, MS; two sons, Kelly Anderson (Tina) and Danny Anderson (Bobbi) both of Hattiesburg, MS; one sister, Evelyn Bond of Hattiesburg, MS; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


Hattiesburg American
Wednesday, June 6, 2018


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Archer, Beaulah Alberta McLendon -- 06 Oct 1910 – 21 Jan 1998

(submitted by Steven H. Copeland)

WIGGINS - Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Brooklyn for Beaulah Alberta Arccher, 87, of Brooklyn, who died Jan 29, 1998 in Hattiesburg.


Interment will be in the Brooklyn Cemetery.


Mrs. Archer was a life long resident of Brooklyn and a member of the First Baptist Church of Brooklyn.


Survivors include seven daughters, Mary Burch, Jean Bond, Lavern McRee, Fay Crawford, Joan Nowell, Shearon Saucier, and Carol Prather, all of Brooklyn; a son, Carness H. Archer Jr. of Brooklyn; two sisters, Ora Waldon of New Orleans and Emma Spence of Brooklyn; 29 grandchildren, 49 great-granchildren, and eight great-great-granchildren.


Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. untill 9 p.m. today at Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins and from 2 p.m. untill time of service at the First Baptist Church of Brooklyn.


Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins is in charge of arrangements.


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Archer, Delma Juanita Carr -- 27 Apr 1928 – 03 Jul 2020

(submitted by Betty Taylor-Smith)

Mrs. Delma Archer age 92 went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 3, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family.


She was a longtime member of Carnes Missionary Baptist Church and a homemaker.


She was preceded in death by her husband L. D. Archer Sr., her parents, J. B. and Rosie Lee Eaton Carr, and her son-in-law, Harlan Daughdrill. Mrs. Delma said, “I am mama’s baby, the baby of twelve!”


She was survived by her children, Linda Rose Archer Daughdrill of Carnes Community, Brenda Archer Scott (Bubba) of Stockton, AL, Larry Dee Archer of Carnes Community, and L.D. “Geeter” Archer Jr. (Tacey) of Carnes Community; eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.


Services will be 3:00 p.m., Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Carnes Missionary Baptist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the church.


Moore Funeral Service in Wiggins is in charge of the arrangements.


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Archer, L.D., Sr. -- 13 Jul 1925 – 21 Mar 2000

(submitted by Betty Taylor-Smith)

LUMBERTON --- Mr. L.D. Archer Sr., 74, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, in Hattiesburg.


Mr. Archer was a retired iron worker with Local 469 in Jackson and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Carnes Missionary Baptist Church where he was a deacon. He was a Mason.


Survivors include his wife, Delma Juanita Carr Archer; two sons, Larry D. Archer of Lumberton and L.D. Archer Jr. of Hattiesburg; two daughters, Linda Rose Daughdrill of Lumberton and Brenda Silistine Scott of Daphne, Ala.; two sisters, Dola Daughdrill and Verl Swilly, both of Lumberton; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.


Visitation will be from 6 to 10 tonight at White Funeral Home in Lumberton. A service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Carnes Missionary Baptist Church where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Sun Herald
March 22, 2000


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Auerbach, Dr. Maurice Shor -- 09 Feb 1935 – 02 Apr 2020

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Dr. Maurice Shor Auerbach was born February 9, 1935, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He was the son of Bennett and Irene Auerbach, both Russian immigrants to America. He passed away on April 2, 2020, in Queens, New York, one of the many victims there of the COVID-19 virus.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Bennett and Irene; his brother, Leonard; and sister, Rita Berman. He will be truly missed by his nieces, nephews, family, friends, and his cat Venus.


Interment in the company of his family, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. A private memorial and celebratory dinner with family and friends will be convened at a later date.


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Bailey, Price C. -- 16 Apr 1911 – 28 May 1992

(submitted by Tony B. Bailey)

Services are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg for Price C. Bailer, 81 of Petal who died May 28, 1992, at Methodist Hospital of Hattiesburg, following a lengthy illness.


Norris Lee will officiate. Interment will be in Carter Cemetery.


Mr. Bailey, a longtime resident of Petal, was a retired carpenter. He was also a member of Jehovah's Witness Congregation.


Survivors include his wife, Mabell Bailey of Petal; three daughters, Rose Ezell of LaCombe, LA, and Marion Williamson and Reba Bastine, both of Petal; and Eunice Sirken of San Diego, CA; one brother, Fred Bailey of Laurel; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-freat-granchildren.


Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg.


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Batson, Eli H. -- 1857 – 13 Jun 1919

(submitted by Kendrick R. Covington)

DEATH CLAIMS YET ANOTHER


News reached Wiggins by telephone Friday night from Hattiesburg that Eli Batson, Aged 61 years, had died there at 7 o'clock that evening.


Deceased lived in the county ten miles south of Purvis, but had been taken to the Forrest county city for treatment.


He was a brother of our townsman, J.D. Batson, and has many other relatives in Stone county who regret to hear of his call to that bourne from whence no traveler returns.


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Batson, Harold Maurice -- 1934 – 28 Dec 2012

(submitted by Kendrick R. Covington)

Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home for Mr. Harold Maurice Batson, age 78, of the Carnes Community who died Friday, Decenber 28, 2012 at Forrest General Hospital.


Burial will be in Eli Batson Cemetery with military honors by the VFW Post 3036 Honor Guard.


Mr. Batson was a member of Brooklyn United Methodist Church. He was a French language teacher at Picayune High School and retired from Gulfport High School. He later became a wood craftsman and was a talented artist. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and retired from the U.S. Army Reserve. married to Hilda for over fifty-six year, Mr. Batson was a loving husband, father and patriot. He was preceded in death by his parents, L. F. Batson, Jr. and Jewel Lightsey Batson.


He was survived by his wife, Hilda Hull Batson of the Carnes Community; one son, Charles M. Batson of the Carnes Community; one daughter, Judith M. Gilmore (Kyle) of Houston, TX; and one granddaughter Lauren Gilmore.


Memorials may be made to the Blair Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson, MS or to the charity of one's choice .


Visitation will be 12:30 P.M. Monday at Hulett Winstead Funeral Home of Hattiesburg.


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Beasley, Linda Faye Martin -- 1950 – 20 Sep 2012

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Linda Faye Beasley, 62, of Laurel, died September 20, 2012 in Sumrall. Graveside services will be at 9 a.m., Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Caney Baptist Church Cemetery.


Mrs. Beasley was of the Baptist faith.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Earnest and Lillian Martin and two brothers, Wayne Martin and George Martin.


She is survived by two sons, Edward Johnson of Laurel and Earnest Joey Bounds of Texas; three sisters, Mary Breazeale of Purvis, Ann Bounds of Midway and Darlene Goar of Oloh; and two brothers, Robert Martin of Lumberton and Buster Martin of Purvis.


Visitation will be Saturday from 8:30 - 9 a.m. at the cemetery.


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Bethel, Pauline Fitzgerald -- 23 Dec 1934 – 16 Sep 1998

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Pauline Fitzgerald Bethel, 63, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, in Pascagoula.


Mrs. Bethel was born Dec. 23, 1934, in Lumberton and was a homemaker. She was a member of Carnes Missionary Baptist Church.


Survivors include her husband, Timothy Bethel of Pascagoula; three sons, Perry Rayburn of Hurley, Howard Emerson and Barry Emerson, both of Greenville; three daughters, Rhonda Overstreet of Vancleave, Kippy Ramirez of Pascagoula and Anita Grubbs of Helena; a brother, Lynn Fitgzgerald of Biloxi; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.


Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Holder-Wells Funeral Home in Moss Point and from 1 to 2 p.m. at Carnes Missionary Baptist Church in Carnes. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. in Carnes Cemetery in Forrest County.


The Sun Herald
September 18, 1998


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Bond, Brent McKinley -- 22 Aug 1988 – 10 Jan 2007

(submitted by Casey T. Bond)

Brent Bond, 18, passed away January 10, 2007 at Forrest General Hospital in hattiesburg.


He was a student at Forrest County Agricultural High School and a member of Carnes First Baptist Church. he won the Big Trophy in 2006 at Paul B Johnson State Park for their Thursday night fishing tournament. Among 20 competitors, he won against all odds, and had done so with only one hand. He had bone cancer for two years.


Mr. Bond was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, ALbert and Cleo Maloy.


He is survived by his parents, Bennie Ray and Brenda Bond of the Carnes community. Wilford and Katherine Bond of Janice community;uncle, Timothy Bond, wife Suzanne Bond of Ocean Springs, MS; their daughter, Crystal and son Christopher Bond; aunt, Kathy Rene Bond Layman and her husband Mike of Janice community, their children, Brandon Bond and Kacie Bond Twilley of Hattiesburg; uncles: Dennis, Glennis and Troy Maloy, uncle Malcolm and aunt Wanda Maloy McInnis and cousin Tyler McInnis.


Services were Friday, January 12,2007 at Carnes First Baptist Church. Reverend Gary Kelley officiated at the service. Interment was at Carnes Cemetery, Wiggins, MS. Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins was in chaarge of the arrangements.


Stone County Eneterprise
January 17, 2007


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Bond, Robert M. -- Oct 1946 – 28 Feb 2016

(submitted by Casey T. Bond)

Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home for Mr. Robert M. Bond, 69, of Brooklyn, MS, who died Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Wesley Medical Center. Interment will be in Brooklyn Cemetery.


Mr. Bond worked in maintenance with the Forrest County School District and was a member of the baptist faith.


He is survived by his wife, Faye Stringer of Brooklyn, MS; a son, Dr. Christopher D. Bond (Stancy) of Savannah, Missouri; a daughter, Carrie Bond Hale (Michael) of Hattiesburg, MS; a step-son, Quinn Bullock (Marjorie) of Sumrall, MS; a step-daughter, Susan Roney (Joe) of Sumrall, MS; a sister, Mary Alice Hutchcraft (Sidney) of Winter Garden, FL; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Visitation will begin at 9:00 A.M. Tuesday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home.


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Broome, Herbert Morris Sr. -- 13 Sep 1921 – 18 May 2013

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Herbert Morris Broome, Sr., 91, of Wiggins, died Saturday, May 18, 2013 in Biloxi. Graveside Services will be Monday, May 20, 2013 at 3 p.m., with a public visitation starting at 2:30 p.m. at Carter Cemetery in Petal.


Mr. Broome served in the United States Navy and was a musician.


He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.


He is survived by five daughters, Penny McKenzie of Wiggins, Brenda Reynolds of Pass Christian, Libby Ingley of Sumrall, Jenny Barron of Annistan, Ala., and Diana Jordan of Wiggins; one son, Herbert M. Broome, Jr. of Biloxi; one brother, Carrol Bruce Broome of Sumrall; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.


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Brown, Charlie W. -- 18 Mar 1879 – 16 Jul 1956

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Charlie W. Brown, 77, died at his residence, 12 miles north of Vancleave at 8:30 a.m. Monday. He was born March 18, 1879, in Purvis and was a retired farmer and sawmill worker.


He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary L. Brown of Ocean Springs; one son, Eddie Brown of Mountain View, CA; three daughters, Mrs. Albert L. Lamey of Biloxi, Mrs. Frank H. Chrisman of Loveland, OH, and Mrs. Wallace Richards of Biloxi; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Sam Havens of Ocean Springs, and Mrs. Jim Downs of Purvis.


The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. at the Brown Family Cemetery, five miles northeast of Purvis. The Rev. Mr. Carter, pastor of Bonnie Chapel Methodist Church, will officiate. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The body is at Dees Funeral Home.


The Daily Herald
Gulfport, MS


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