Myra Joy Bounds
86, of Purvis
Myra Joy Bounds, 86, of Purvis; born in Purvis to Eldon and Mellie Morrow; died April 2, 2020, at Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg; retired nurse from Wesley Medical Center; mother of Ladell Bounds of Purvis, Lawson Dale of Poplarville and Lynita Freeman of Purvis; burial in Corinth Cemetery.
86, of Hattiesburg
IvaNell Brock, 86, of Hattiesburg; born to Willard and Lela Garner; died March 31, 2020; member of Pentecostal Tabernacle; mother of Sherry Brock of Moselle, Charles “Sonny” Brock Jr. and Marty Brock of Hattiesburg, and Barry Brock, Vickie Crabtree, Lisa Carter and Darren Brock of Seminary; burial in Bullock Cemetery.
Dallas ‘Richie’ James, Jr.
79, of Hattiesburg
Dallas Richard “Richie” James Jr., 79, of Hattiesburg; born on Feb. 17, 1941, to Dallas James Sr. and Sarah James; died April 5, 2020, at Forrest General Hospital; retired from Petro Nissan; husband of 46 years to Jennifer Rose James; father of Leah Anne Rollins and Russ Hendley of Hattiesburg, Mollie James-Vickery of Hackensack, New Jersey, and Ricky James of Ridgeland; burial in Dixie United Methodist Church Cemetery.
79, of Sumrall
Betty Loftin, 79, of Sumrall; died April 3, 2020, at Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg; homemaker; mother of Phyllis Nutter of Sumrall, Quinton Bullock of Fairfield, Texas, Susan C. Bullock and Ellen Santmyer of Hattiesburg, Coy Loftin of Foley, Alabama, Rhonda Duncan of Moyock, North Carolina; burial in Sumrall First Baptist Cemetery.
B.H. ‘Buck’ Herrington III
88, of Petal
B.H. “Buck” Herrington III, 88, of Petal; born to B.H. Jr. and Bessie Herrington; died April 4, 2020, at his residence; veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Camp Shelby; husband to Frances Herrington; father of Angeli Marino of Slidell, Louisiana, Ree Morris of Neely, Marie Denson of Petal and Billy Robinson of Petal; burial in Morriston Cemetery.
71, of Hattiesburg
Etoile Jenkins, 71, of Hattiesburg; born in Jackson on Sept. 3, 1948, to Horace and Joy Hendricks; died March 31, 2020, at Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg; wife to Herbert “Bo” Jenkins; mother of Cindy Dickinson, Kerrie Owen, Jana Causey and Rod Jenkins; burial in Highland Cemetery.
Darryl C. Lott
57, of Arlington Community.
Darryl C. Lott, 57, of Arlington Community; born in Hattiesburg on May 2, 1962, to Edmond and Sybil Lott; died April 3, 2020, at his residence; worked for Lott Brothers Logging; father of D.C. Allen, Peyton Lott and Meagan Lott; burial in Lott Family Cemetery.
Glenda Aultman Pittman
60, of Sumrall
Glenda Aultman Pittman, 60, of Sumrall; born to Harold Aultman and Georgia Taylor; died April 1, 2020; mother of Melessa Cady and Tonya Pittman of Sumrall and Teresa Pittman-Pulliam of Hattiesburg; burial in Roseland Park Cemetery.
Bonnie Jean Powell
80, of Sumrall
Bonnie Jean Powell, 80, of Sumrall; died April 1, 2020; owner of Jean Fashions for 10 years; wife to Richard E. Powell Sr.; mother of Debbie Nobles, Keith Bond and Richard Powell Jr. of Sumrall; burial in Oloh Cemetery.
Dorotha G. Savage
93, of Hattiesburg
Dorotha G. Savage, 93, of Hattiesburg; died April 1, 2020, at Lamar Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lumberton; lifetime member of Calvary Baptist Church; mother of Allen Savage of Sumrall and Jeanette Savage of Florida; burial in Ladner-Mucklerath Cemetery.
Christopher Leon Smith
40, of Lumberton
Christopher Leon Smith, 40, of Lumberton; born to Lloyd Roberts and Rita McDaniel; died April 3, 2020, at his residence; carpenter; father of Paige Rogers and Regan Rogers of Lumberton.
Mexie R. Spiers
81, of Petal
Mexie R. Spiers, 81, of Petal; born to Cephus and Lela Lee; died April 3, 2020, at Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg; wife of 62 years to Arlis S. Spiers Sr.; mother of Richard Spiers, Kim S. Russell and Arlis Sidney Spiers Jr. of Petal.
Walline Ladner Vogle
96, of Petal
Walline Ladner Vogle, 96, of Petal; born in Poplarville on Aug. 1, 1923, to Wilburn Ladner and Nettie Shaw Ladner; died March 27, 2020; mother of Pat Casey of Hattiesburg, Janice Richey of Corpus Christi, Texas, Susan Vogle of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Sheryll Wright of Reno, Nevada; burial in Hester Cemetery.
99, of Petal
Lillian Walker, 99, of Petal; born in Pontotoc County on May 21, 1920, to Robert and Sarah Ellen Flaherty; died April 2, 2020; retired from Murray Envelope and Electrolux; mother of Randy Walker of Pass Christian and Tissy Talley of Eclectic, Alabama; burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Hazel Herrington Waits
83, of Hattiesburg
Hazel Herrington Waits, 83, of Hattiesburg; born to L.P. and Gertrude Herrington; died April 2, 2020, at Lamar Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lumberton; retired from the University of Southern Mississippi; mother of Pat Waits of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jody Waits and Jeff Waits of Oak Grove, Julie Prine of Runnelstown, and Aimee Reams and Mary Waits of Hattiesburg; burial in Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery.
Terry Lynn Walley
60, of Dearing, Georgia
Terry Lynn Walley, 60, of Dearing, Georgia, passed away on March 24, 2020, at University Hospital of Augusta.
He was born Dec. 8, 1959, to the late Wanda Freeman-McFarland and adopted eight days later by the late Rheba and Rufus Walley of Purvis.
Terry graduated from Purvis High School, studied computer science at the University of Southern Mississippi and was a former commander at the Mississippi National Guard. Terry lived by the philosophy that life is an echo.
Terry is survived by his two daughters, Amanda and Sarah, and his two brothers, Thomas J. Walley of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mickey Walley of Moss Point.
Due to the coronavirus issues, a private service was conducted in New Orleans outside the historic St. Louis Cathedral with bag pipes and horse drawn carriage.
A private graveside memorial was given at the Miller Graveyard in Purvis. Terry was memorialized by the planting of a holly tree wishing peace to all.
A traditional second line will be celebrated in New Orleans at a later date.
Mack ‘Graham’ Williamson, Jr.
61, of Petal
Mack “Graham” Williamson Jr., 61, of Petal; born to Mack Sr. and Oma Lee Williamson; died April 3, 2020, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg; husband to Karen Williamson; father of Brandon Williamson of Ellisville, Brandy Williamson of Laurel, Lori Stephens and Katelyn Stanley of Petal and Candy Bishop of Sumrall.
James Kimbell ‘Kim’ Williams
77, of Hattiesburg
James Kimbell “Kim” Williams, 77, of Hattiesburg; born to J.D. and Maybelle Williams; died March 29, 2020, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg; member of Temple Baptist Church; husband of 52 years to Kay Beard Williams; father of Kym Garraway-Braley, Kris Williams and Kevin Williams.
Gabriel Tice Yawn
20, of Purvis
Gabriel Tice Yawn, 20, of Purvis; born on May 29, 1999, to Steven and Susan Yawn; died March 30, 2020; graduate of Lamar Christian School and student at Jones College; burial in Coaltown Cemetery.
Evella ‘Snooky’ Vivien
87, of Hattiesburg
Evella Noelie “Snooky” Abney Vivien, 87, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg.
Snooky was happily married for 57 years to her high school sweetheart, the late Charles Lucien Vivien Sr., and was the proud daughter of the late Walter L. Abney and Annie Miller Abney.
She is also enjoying a heavenly reunion with her oldest son, Charles Lucien Vivien Jr.
The youngest of nine children, Snooky was born on Dec. 24, 1932, and for the entirety of her life stood in awe of each of her siblings, all of whom preceded her in death: Lawrence "Floppy" Abney Sr., Robert "Bobby" Abney Sr., Annie "Bootsie" Abney Rogers, Lincoln "Linky" Abney, John “John” Abney Sr., Wilbert "Scrappy" Abney and Thomas "Tommy" Abney, Dorothy “Dotsy” Abney Tanner and honorary sister, Jayne Glaser Hinton.
Snooky will be missed daily by her children, Mike Vivien (Tina), Pam Vivien Keaton and Debbie Vivien and daughter-in-law Bonnie Brettrager Vivien as well as grandchildren Jerrod Venable (Shana), Elise Toups, Chad Vivien, Charles L. “Karl” Vivien, III, Sam Vivien, Whitney Campbell, Isabelle Vivien and a great-grandchild, Piper Venable.
She is also survived by a multitude of nieces and nephews who were a shining light in her life.
Snooky was born in Slidell, Louisiana, graduated from Slidell High and relished her time with sisters in the French Quarter.
She raised her children in Covington, Louisiana, and later moved to Purvis and after her husband’s death to Hattiesburg. Snooky excelled as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, parishioner and friend.
Outside of numerous volunteer efforts, she worked at First Bank as vice president of public relations and at St. Paul’s School as the Religion Resource Center attendant. Her humor and facade often overshadowed a savvy spirit that was well-known to those close to her.
Eternal gratefulness is given to Father Tommy Conway of St. Fabian Catholic Church in Hattiesburg for his unwavering devotion and unflappable model of faith for Snooky and her family over the years.
The gratitude extends to all of her friends, family and fellow parishioners who provided so much camaraderie and support through the years.
Her family would also like to express admiration and thanks to Dr. Stephen Harless for boundless accessibility and expertise as well as the staff of Asbury House in Hattiesburg for exemplary care, compassion and thoughtfulness in keeping Snooky comfortable, dignified and stylish during her time there.
Private graveside services and interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery at Honaker Funeral Home will be limited to immediate family only with a memorial service and mass at a time to be determined after the COVID-19 crisis lifts.
Donations to St. Fabian Catholic Church or St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, both in Hattiesburg, or St. Joseph Abbey in Covington, Louisiana, are preferred to flowers.
Visit honakerforestlawn.com to sign the guestbook.
Brooks Bradley Martin
60, of Hattiesburg
Brooks Bradley Martin, 60, of Hattiesburg, died March 28, 2020, at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. That very full life began on April 14, 1959, when Brad was born to Bill and Milly Martin in Brookhaven, Mississippi, joining his older brother, Mart, and followed soon thereafter by younger sister Molly. In 1964, the family moved to Hattiesburg, the place he would choose to always call home. Brad began working as a teen at Hattiesburg Coca-Cola Bottling Company, which was managed by his father. He would stay with the company for much of his career, moving from the bottling side to food services. Eventually, he started Vendworks, serving customers all over South Mississippi. Brad's devotion to Hattiesburg was due in part to his love for Southern Miss. He never considered attending another university. He pledged SAE and served as president. And he joined the cheerleading squad as its first "mic man," energizing fans from the sidelines as they cheered Southern Mississippi "To the Top!" His support of the Golden Eagles would continue throughout his lifetime. He rarely missed a home game at The Rock or Reed Green Coliseum, but his favorite place was The Roost, the gathering spot for fans behind the right field fence at Pete Taylor Park. And during the seventh inning stretch, you just might see Brad do his perfect imitation of Jed Clampett dancing, a true cultural moment rarely seen in ballparks. Brad believed in paying it forward, and his community involvement was a testament to that positive attitude. He was involved in the Miracle League and City of Hattiesburg Parks and Recreation. For his dedication to the Mississippi Poultry Association, he received the Allied Leader of the Year Award, and also was the recipient of the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America Pine Burr Area Council. A man of faith, he was a member of Temple Baptist Church. And on a beautiful day, he could be found on the golf course, enjoying hitting the links with friends. Brad's active support of and participation in the community came full circle when it surrounded him with love during the last six months of his life. He loved his hometown and alma mater, but the loves of his life were his wife Gretchen, daughter Brooks, and son Cade. They were his pride and his joy. And he was theirs. Much of who they are is because of who he was. Brad also was thrilled when Brooks married Kevin Bohte, a USM grad from New Orleans, and was eagerly anticipating the arrival of their first child and his first grandchild. On March 31, just days after Brad left us, that grandchild was born - a boy, named Bradley Reed Bohte. People have commented that Brad always had a ready smile, and that once he knew you, he would be your friend to the end. And while the family is deeply sad that Brad's end on earth came so soon, we are comforted that he is more full of life now than he has ever been, in the presence of the Lord he loved. The next time you come across an episode of "The Beverly Hillbillies," watch it to see if a fiddle comes out and music commences. And when it does, you just might see Jed Clampett doing a perfect imitation of Brad Martin dancing. The family is pleased to announce the Brooks Bradley Martin Memorial Endowment, which will provide an annual scholarship to a Southern Miss baseball player from the greater Hattiesburg area. To make a donation: By check: Make payable to the Southern Miss Athletic Foundation and in the memo line note the Brooks Bradley Martin Memorial Endowment. Mail to the Southern Miss Athletic Foundation, 118 College Drive #5017, Hattiesburg, MS 39406. By credit card: Contact Brian Morrison at 601.467.9043 or brian.morri firstname.lastname@example.org