Homer Atwood Jr.
71, of Oloh
Homer Atwood Jr., 71, of Oloh; died July 24, 2020, at his residence; born to Homer Sr. and Margaret Atwood; husband to Billie Faye Atwood; father of Angie Sylvest, Stephanie Bryant, Stacy Bennett, Diane McCraw, Donald McKenzie, Obey Simmons, Earl Simmons and Cayden Simmons.
Jerry Franklin Bounds
74, of Sumrall
Jerry Franklin Bounds, 74, of Sumrall; died July 21, 2020; born to Wash Franklin and Lizzie Ion Williamson Bounds; logger; husband of 54 years to JoLane Bounds; father of Perry Bounds, Rhoda Inmon, Kevin Bounds and Timothy Bounds.
James Allen Broome
83, of Hattiesburg
James Allen Broome, 83, of Hattiesburg; died July 20, 2020, at Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg; born in Bassfield to Hulon and Viola Broome on June 11, 1937; husband to Bernice Stuart Broome; father of Marie Carlisle, Linda Broome and Regina Herrington.
Brian Hendry Sr.
52, of Petal
Brian Hendry Sr., 52, of Petal; died July 20, 2020, at Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg; born to Oscar Barron and Virginia Hendry; owner of Hendry Homes; husband to Donna Hendry; father of Clayton Hendry of Collins and Missy Underwood of Petal.
Shirley Marie Hewett
77, of Purvis
Shirley Marie Hewett, 77, of Purvis; died July 21, 2020, at her residence; born to Parnic Sawyer and Katherine Arthur; member of First Pentecostal Church in Purvis; mother of James Floyd Hewett, Joseph Wayne Hewett and Frances Marie Anderson.
85, of Petal
Elaine Moore, 85, of Petal; died July 21, 2020, at Brookdale Senior Living in Hattiesburg; born to George and Pearl Courtney; member of First Baptist Church in Petal; mother of Lloyd A. Moore and Kay Moore of Florida, Vickie Hensley of Rutledge, Tennessee and Mark W. Moore of New Jersey.
Patsy Ruth Reeves
79, of Hattiesburg
Patsy Ruth Reeves, 79, of Hattiesburg; died July 19, 2020, at her residence; born to Albert and Gladys Saucier; retired nurse.
Juanita Elaine Roberts
92, of Sandy Hook
Juanita Elaine Roberts went to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 9, 2020. Born Aug. 28, 1927 in Newton, Alabama, she was preceded in death by her mother Thelma Beasley, husband H.S. Roberts, and daughter Linda Elaine Chance. She is survived by her son, Freddy Roberts (Donna) of Sandy Hook; grandchildren, Melissa Still (Mark) of Erie, Colorado, Scott Roberts (Dannell) and Lee Anne Venable (Ronnie) of Hattiesburg; great-grandchildren Shelby Elaine Still, Natalie Ann Bloomston (Jared), Mattie Elizabeth Roberts, Anna Craig Roberts and Andrew Scott Venable,; sister-in-law Nancy Woodham; brother-in-law Paul Roberts (Jackie); and her beloved dog, Tiger the Boston Terrier.
Mrs. Roberts lived in the Dothan, Alabama, area before making the move to Sandy Hook to be with family in 2017. She was known as Laine to those closest to her and Granny to her family. She was a devoted homemaker and pastor’s wife. Her son Freddy accurately described her as a lot tougher than most people gave her credit for. She loved to cook and was best known for her delicious pound cakes.
A private memorial service was officiated by her pastor, Brother Ricky Daugherty. Mattie Roberts sang and played “In the Sweet By and By” on the ukulele. A graveside service conducted by the Rev. Eddie Littlefield was held at Memory Hill Cemetery.
Granny Roberts loved Jesus, her family, her dog, Braves Baseball, Alabama Football, and collecting owls. So when you see an owl of any kind or hear the voice of Eli Gold on the radio, remember that Granny Roberts loved these things, too.
Her final days were spent at home in the company of family supported by her care team at Forrest General Hospice. Donations can be made to the Asbury Hospice House through the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation at P.O. Box 19010, Hattiesburg, MS 39404.
Christopher J. Storey
43, of Ocala, Florida
Christopher Jason Storey, 43, of Ocala, Florida, died July 15, 2020.
He was originally from Petal and was born on Nov. 30, 1976, to Richard and Sandra Storey.
He was the father of Ella and Violet Storey and the brother of Brian (Sabrina) Storey, Stephanie (Dane) Skirtech, Tracy (Julie) Montague and Tanya Montague.
Storey graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and received a master’s degree in music from the University of Florida.
He was a talented musician and chess player, and he loved teaching and playing music and chess.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ocala, where he was active in band and choir. His greatest love was for his daughters.
Donations can be made to the Christopher J. Storey Memorial Scholarship Fund, sponsored by the Bluecoats Drum Corps, at gofundme.com.