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Cameron, Curtis Barton “Bart” -- 7 Feb 1983 – 30 Jul 2011

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Curtis "Bart" Cameron, 28, of Carnes Community, died July 30, 2011 in Slidell.


He was a member of First Baptist Church of Carnes, an Army Veteran and served in Iraq & Afghanistan.


He is survived by his wife, Katrina Norris Cameron of Carnes Community, son Jason Cameron of Carnes Community, parents; Rodney and Kathy Cameron of Carnes Community, four brothers; David Reid (wife Barbara), Zachery Cameron, Seth Cameron and Jake Cameron 2 sisters; Valerie Pittman (Husband Joe), Latisha Herrin (husband Chris), Maternal Grandparents Ray & Liz Sanderson of Paternal Grandparents Donnie Cameron and the late Glendale Cameron of Saucier.


Services will be 1:00pm Friday, August 5, 2011 at First Baptist Church of Carnes. Visitation will be Thursday 6:00pm-8:00pm at the church. Burial will follow the service. Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins is in charge of the arrangements.


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Carter, John A. -- 19 Feb 1858 – 18 Nov 1916

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

FORREST PIONEER DEAD AT HARVEY


J.A. Carter, one of the pioneers of this section, and one of the best known and most widely connedted citizens of Forrest County, died at his home near Harvey this morning, after a long illness. Death was not unexpected. Mrs. Carter and several other members of the familu were at the bedside when the end came.


Mr. Carter lost consciousness last night, and his end was expected momentarily. He never regained consciousness. Kidney trouble was one of the causes of his death.


Mr. Carter, who was a wealthy planter, was about 58 years old. He had resided in Forrest County all the later part of his life.


He is survived by his wife, two sons - James and John Carter, now at the Mississippi College; a daughter, Miss Mattie Carter, a teacher at Vidalia, LA; a sister, Mrs. McBride, of Hattiesburg; and a brother, J.D. Carter, of HArvey, and W.A. Carter, who resides near him; Mrs. Carter, of Tallahala, a half sister; C.B. Travis, Allen Travis and Loami Travis, half-brothers. Mrs. A.H. Ethridege, mother of Chancery Clerk Herbert Gillis, is an aunt of Mr. Carter.


The funeral will be held from the residence near Harvey at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning. The Rev. John T. Christian, pastor of the First Baptist Church here,m will conduct the services. The interment will be in the Carter Cemetery, a fourth of a mile from the home.


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Carter, Louisa C. McKinnon -- 22 Jan 1865 – 26 Nov 1948

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Mrs. Louise Carter Dies In Shreveport - Was Former Jackson Resident


Mrs. Louise McKinnon Carter, Former Jackson resident, died in Shreveport, LA, at 2:30 p.m. Friday, relatives here were notified. She had suffered a long illness.


A daughter of the late Dr. William M. McKinnon and Mrs. Caroline Yates McKinnon. Mrs. Carter was born near Hattiesburg. In recent years she had resided in Jackson and Shreveport. She was a member of the Baptist Church.


Survivors include: two sons, Dr. James Johnson Carter of Biloxi, and John E. Carter of Shreveport; one daughter, Miss. Mattoe Carter of Jackson; two brothers, Dr. H.L. McKinnon of Hattiesburg, and Alex McKinnon of Petal; one sister, Mrs. H.C. Dearman of Hattiesburg; a number of nephews and nieces including Dr. J.G. McKinnon of Vicksburg, and Dr. W.H. Dearman of Hattiesburg. A brother, Dr. M.L. McKinnon of Lauderdale, died last week.


Funeral services will be held in Hattiesburg at 11:30 Saturday morning with Dr. W.A. Bell officiating. Interment will be in the Carter Cemetery, at Cartersville, near Hattiesburg, with Hewlett Funeral Home in charge.


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Carter, Verdis Odom -- 23 Sep 1899 – 25 Jan 1967

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Sister Verdis Odom Carter, wife of Bro. Stewart Carter, was born September 23, 1899, at the family home where she still lived at the time of her death.


She was the youngest of a large family, all of whom have preceded her in death, except one sister, Mrs. J. J. Runnels, and a brother, Mr. John_C._Odom. She was married to Bro. Stewart Carter on February 11, 1931. There were no children.


Sister Carter was converted during a revival held by Bro. and Sis. W. L. Potter in the Macedonia Community on October 12, 1935. She was sanctified a short time later and was identified with the Macedonia Church of God. She was faithful in attendance and the duties of the church until failing health prevented her attending.


She suffered a heart attack on Sunday night and was taken to the Methodist Hospital where she died the following Wednesday, January 25, 1967.


The funeral service was held at Quigley-Moore Chapel, with Bro. W.L. Miller, pastor of Barrowtown Methodist Church in charge. The service was very impressive and the floral offerings were beautiful. Burial was in the Carter Cemetery, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Route 2.


Besides a brother and sister and her husband, she leaves a large number of nieces and nephews to mourn her passing.


The Church Advocate and Good Way
Fort Scott, Kansas
June 8, 1967


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Chambliss, D.C. -- 04 Aug 1932 – 02 Aug 2009

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at 40th Avenue Church of God for D.C. Chambliss, 76, of Hattiesburg, who died Aug. 2, 2009, at his home.Burial is in Brown Cemetery.


Mr. Chambliss was retired after 14 years with the University of Southern Mississippi electronics department and was owner of Chambliss TV Service. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and was a member of 40th Avenue Church of God.


Survivors include his 2nd wife, Mary Ann Chambliss of Hattiesburg; and 1st wife Jean Stillman Chambliss (Divorced) ; three sons, Mike Chambliss, Tony Chambliss and Terry Chambliss, all of Hattiesburg; a daughter, Donna Chambliss Simpson of Hattiesburg; a stepson, Gary Hill of Petal; two stepdaughters, Carol Rogers of Petal and Donna Taylor of Gretna, La.; two sisters, Louise Dewease of Lumberton and Sybil Trimble of Hattiesburg; a brother, C.C. Chambliss of Vancleave; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.


Visitation is 5:30-8 p.m. today at Moore Funeral Home.


Hattiesburg American
August 4, 2009


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Clark, David Olney -- 04 Mar 1891 – 13 Sep 1918

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

A brief history of a former Hattiesburg boy, David Olney Clark, who was killed in France, is contained in a past week's issue of the New Orleans Christian Advocate. The deceased was well known in this city. Following is part of the article, which was written by Rev. Albert S. Lutz of Monroe Alabama:


"David Olney Clark was born on March 4, 1891 at Johns, Rankin County Miss. He attended school at Mendenhall and Hattiesburg, Miss,. and joined the M. E. Church South at Johns on August 11, 1909 under the pastorate of Rev. J. F. McClennan. He came to Louisiana on January 1, 1913.


"When the war broke out, he volunteered for the army and was trained at Jackson Barracks, La., Camp Forest, Ga., and Camp Jackson S. C. He was in Co. K, 11th Infantry and early showed proficiency as a soldier."


"He left camp on April 23, 1918 and reached France May 2, 1918. He took part in the charge at St. Mihiel Hill and was promoted to First Sergeant.


"On September 13, 1918, in the midst of a most terrific battle and with a most daring charge in full face of the enemy at St. Mihiel, he was mortally wounded and later died in the hospital."


Hattiesburg American
23 July 1923


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Clayton, Patrick B. “Pat” -- 11 Apr 1962 – 08 Oct 2009

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

BROOKLYN - Services are 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins for Patrick Brian "Pat" Clayton, 47, of Brooklyn, who died Oct. 8, 2009, at his home.


Burial is in Addie Perkins Ford Cemetery.


Mr. Clayton was a construction worker and a Baptist.


Survivors include his wife, Karen Brooks of Brooklyn; his mother, Ellen Elizabeth Ford Clayton of Brooklyn; and three brothers, Paul Clayton of Camp Dantzler, Dan Clayton of Perkinston and John Clayton of Brooklyn.


He was preceded in death by his father, John Clayton.


Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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Clinton, Sarah Shattles -- 07 Sep 1933 – 04 Jul 2010

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

BROOKLYN - Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at True Baptist Church for Sarah Shattles Clinton, 76, of Brooklyn, who died July 4, 2010, at her home. Burial is in Brooklyn Cemetery.


Mrs. Clinton was a homemaker.


Survivors include her husband, John Clinton of Brooklyn; two sons, Mark Clinton of Brooklyn and Joe Mike Clinton of Brandon; three brothers, George Shattles of McLaurin and Benny Shattles and Tom Shattles, both of Brooklyn; and three grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents, George M. and Nora Walters Shattles.


Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Hattiesburg American
July 6, 2010


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Courtney, Albert Prentiss “Bill” Sr. -- 23 Sep 1929 – 11 Apr 1997

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Services are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg for Albert P. "Bill" Courtney Sr., 67, of Brooklyn, who died April 11, 1997, at Methodist Hospital in Hattiesburg.


The Revs. T.W. Kendall, Bill Lee and Ralph Gerald will officiate. Interment will be in the Brooklyn Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be Mike Bounds, Charles Shoemake, Leroy McClendon, Willie McClendon, Charles Grice, and Robert Burch.


Mr. Courtney was a lifelong resident of Brooklyn and a retired employee of Forrest County. He was a member of Brooklyn United Methodist Church and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.


Survivors include his wife, Gussie Duggan Courtney of Brooklyn; one daughter, Connie Fairley of Wiggins; two sons, Billy Courtney and A.P. "Pete" Courtney, both of Brooklyn, and three grandchildren.


Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. today at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, which is in charge of arrangements.


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Crawford, Catherine Faye Archer -- 06 Oct 1938 – 04 Jul 2012

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Catherine Faye Archer Crawford, 73, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Wesley Medical Center. Services will be Monday, July 9, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Brooklyn followed by burial in Brooklyn Cemetery.


Mrs. Crawford was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Brooklyn, a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Lacy Kelly post 3036, and a volunteer for the Salvation Army.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Carness and Beaulah Archer; her husband, James W. Crawford, Sr.; one son, Jeff Hester; and two sisters, Mary Rose Burch and Jean Bond.


She is survived by three sons, James W. "Billy" Crawford, Jr. of Brooklyn, Jerry Hester of Salinas, Calif., and Jay Hester of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two daughters, Brenda Joy Hester and Janet Hester both of Oklahoma City, Okla.; four sisters, Laverne McRee, Joan Nowell, Sherrye Saucier, and Carol Prather all of Brooklyn; one brother, Bud Archer of Brooklyn; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be from 2 – 5 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2012 at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg and from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at First Baptist Church in Brooklyn.


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Daughdrill, Hershel Harlan -- 11 Feb 1946 – 28 Dec 2018

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Mr. Harlan Daughdrill, 72, of Brooklyn, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, December 28, 2018 at his home on Louise Lane.


Harlan was born to Hershel and Louise (Strahan) Daughdrill. Harlan was an educator for Forrest County School District and served as Superintendent of Education for Forrest County for 8 years. He also became involved in home building and property development.


In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by three siblings, Glyndol Daughdrill, Margaret Ann Daughdrill, and Nelda Jean (Daughdrill) Mills.


Harlan is survived by his wife, Linda Rose (Archer) Daughdrill, one daughter, Krista Nicole (Daughdrill) Runnels (Carl), grandchildren, Cody Austin Runnels (Kelly), Karli Nicole Runnels and Kadence Natali Runnels all of Brooklyn, and siblings Gloria Kirkman (Ira), Edwin Daughdrill (Joanne), and Don Daughdrill (Diane).


Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m., at Carnes Landmark Missionary Baptist Church on Monday, December 31, 2018.


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Daughdrill, Louise Orel Strahan -- 20 Feb 1916 – 28 Oct 2010

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Louise Daughdrill of Poplarville departed this life on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at the age of 94.


She accepted Christ at an early age and served Him faithfully. Louise was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. All who knew her loved her.


She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Hersel Daughdrill, daughter Margaret Ann, son Glyndol, parents Ollie and Lillie Strahan, brother Cecil and sister Deloris.


She is survived by her daughters: Gloria (Ira) Kirkman of Pascagoula, Nelda (Ricky) Mills of Poplarville; sons Ronald (Joane) of Long Beach, Harlan (Linda) and Don (Diane) of Brookln, MS and special friends Sam and Elaine Reesor of Purvis and Ahmad and Elmerlene Adas of Theodore, AL. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.


Visitation will be 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, Saturday, November 6, 2010 at White Funeral Home in Poplarville, MS with funeral services following in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be at Carnes Cemetery.


Hattiesburg American
November 3, 2010


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Davenport, James William -- 06 Jun 1928 – 23 Aug 1968

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Quigley-Moore Chapel for James William Da­venport, 40, of Austin, Tex., formerly of Hattiesburg, who died unexpectedly Thursday at San Antonio while on a business trip.


He was a salesman with the U.S. Rubber Co, and was a native of Hattiesburg.


Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Iris McVay Davenport of Austin; three daughters, Deborah Lynn, Charlotte and Karen, all of Austin; his mother, Mrs, W. R, Davenport of Hattiesburg; one brother, Herman Reedy Davenport of Hattiesburg; one sister,. Mrs. La Verne Jones of Pascagoula; his grandmother, Mrs, J.S. Kinley of Kilgore, Tex.; his step-grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Davenport of Hattiesburg; three nieces and two nephews.


Hattiesburg American
August 24, 1968


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Davis, Rassie Mary Robinson -- 13 Mar 1887 – 16 Feb 1961

(submitted by Michael B. Young)

LUMBERTON - Services for Mrs. Mary Davis, 73, of the Carnes community, who died Thursday at Keesler AFB Hospital, were held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Carnes Baptist Church, with Rev. Elmer Scarbrogh and Rev. Fred Smith officiating. Burial was at the Carnes Cemetery with Bounds Funeral Home in charge.


The wife of the late Robert L. Davis Sr. Mrs. Davis was born at Rawls Springs. She is survived by three sons, Ralph, Guy W. and Robert L. Jr., all of Pascagoula; one brother, Grover C. Robinson of Carnes; and seven grandchildren.


Pallbearers were Jack O'Neal, Sherron Sellers, Edward Robinson, Hinton Smith, Marvin Lee, and Chester finley


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Davis, Shirley Fitzgerald -- 01 Jul 1934 – 09 Apr 1998

(submitted by Michael B. Young)

WIGGINS -- Mrs. Shirley F. Davis, 63, died Thursday, April 9, 1998, in Hattiesburg.


Mrs. Davis was a housewife and a member of Sand Hill Baptist Church.


Survivors include three daughters. Darlene Pendarvis and Teresa Davis, both of Wiggins, and Tracy Slade of Maxie; a son, Andy B. Davis of Wiggins; two brothers, James H. Fitzgerald of Carnes and David W. Fitzgerald of Ramsay Springs; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins. A service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel with burial in Carnes Cemetery.


The Sun Herald
April 11, 1998


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Daw, Bessie Owen -- 23 Jan 1898 – 01 Sep 1967

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Rites held for Mrs. Bessie Daw


Services were held at 1:30. p. m. Sunday at Hulett Chapel for Mrs: Bessie Qwens Daw, 69, of 210 Bushman St., who died Friday at Perry County Hospital, Richton.


Rev. Tommy Jones officiated. Burial was in. Brooklyn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Edward Smith, Carl Prescott, Claude Leaman, Paul Marsh Jr., Roland McDonald, and G. E. Perry.


Survivors are her husband, Fred Daw, five daughters, two sons,three brothers, four sisters, including Mrs. Agnes Wooldbright and Mrs. Brunett Staggs, both of Biloxi, three step-children, Charles Daw, and Mrs. Odelle Leaman, both of Hattiesburg, and Mrs. Gertrude Hollingsworth of Brooklyn, 14 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.


Hattiesburg American


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Denton, William Lyman -- 14 Jul 1941 – 03 Dec 2004

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

William Lyman Denton passed away on Friday, December 3, 2004, in Houston, Texas.


Will grew up in rural Forrest County in the Brooklyn community. He graduated from Forrest County Agricultural High School in 1959. While there, he played football and made the state all-star football team his senior year. Will attended Perkinston Junior College for two years before transferring to the University of Mississippi. He graduated from law school in 1965 and opened a small law office in Hattiesburg.


Will served in the J.A.G. office of the Air Force for three years, including one tour of duty in Vietnam. In March of 1969, Will opened his law office in Biloxi. From his roots, he always associated with the working people and spent the majority of his life serving his clients. His love for the outdoors is well known. At every opportunity he could be found at his hunting camp surrounded with fellow hunters or fishing in the Gulf. Will loved life to the fullest and he will be remembered as a man that never gave up.


He is preceded in death by his parents, W.R. and Virginia Denton.


He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Lucy, his four children that were his proudest achievements: Jack, Walt, Dawn and Drew; also, his beloved daughter-in-law, Courtney, his brother, Pete Denton of Brooklyn, and two sisters: Beth Sessions of Birmingham, Alabama and Denne Howard of Rancho Mirage, California.


Visitation will be Monday, December 6, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Biloxi. Burial will follow in the Brooklyn Cemetery in Brooklyn, MS.


In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to either the Gillis Library in Brooklyn, MS or The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 638, Gulfport, MS 39502.


The Sun Herald
07 December 2004


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