Obituaries for week of Nov. 21


John Brent Bradley

87, of Runnelstown

John Brent Bradley died Nov. 18, 2019, at his home. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22  at the Petal Chapel of Moore Funeral Home with burial in Walters Cemetery. Visitation fwill be 5:30 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the funeral home.

Mr. Bradley retired from Chain Electric Company as an appliance repairman. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth E. Bradley of Runnelstown; two sons, Bob Bradley of Moselle, Tony Bradley of Runnelstown; a daughter, Tammy Sumrall of Sumrall; a sister, Edith Johns of Macedonia; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Garrold Brewer

65, of Richton

Garrold "Buck" Brewer died Nov. 18, 2019, at Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg. Services were Nov. 21at Hickory Grove Holiness Church with burial in Hickory Grove Cemetery. 

Survivors include his wife, Susie Dell Brewer of Richton; sons, David Brewer of Mt. Olive, Chris Brewer of Hattiesburg; sister, Teresa "Coot" Fillyaw of Richton; five grandchildren.

Mariellen Cummings

90, of Hattiesburg

Marielllen Cummings died Nov. 13, 2019. Memorial services will be held at a later date at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Mrs. Cummings was a member of  Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Survivors include one son, Mark Bement of Hanceville, Ala.; two daughters, Marilailne Fontenot of Petal and Kathleen White of Hattiesburg; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Daniel Cranford

82, of Hattiesburg

Daniel Cranford, formerly of Seminary, died Nov. 10, 2019, at Forrest General Hospital. Services were Nov. 17 at Court Street United Methodist Church.

Mr. Cranford was a self-employed CPA, a member of the Gideon's International, and a member of Court Street United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Danelle Dees of Pass Christian and Donna Craft of Seminary; one sister, Margie Shuler of Allen, Texas; six grandchildren; one great grandchild.

Lonnie James Davis Jr.

89, of Laurel

Lonnie James "Jim" Davis Jr., formerly of Lake Worth and Vero Beach, Fla., died Nov. 10 at the Windham House in Hattiesburg. Services will be at 2 p.m.  Saturday, Dec. 7, at First Church of God in Laurel. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. at First Church of God in Laurel, 1635 Grandview Drive.

Mr. Davis retired as a citrus fruit Quality Control Harvesting Manager from Indian Trail Harvesters in Vero Beach, Fla., and was a member of First Church of God in Laurel.

Survivors include one son, Lonnie J. Davis III of Conover, N.C.; two sons, Kimrick Daniel Miles of Valencia, Calif., and Jimmie Nathan Miles of St. Croix, Virgin Islands; six grandchildren; six great-grandson.

Ruth Powell Brooks Eaton

74, of Chunchula, Ala.

Ruth Powell Brooks Eaton died Nov. 15, 2019,

Mrs. Eatson was born in Hattiesburg. After completing high school at Petal High School, she graduated from Jones County Community College with an Associate Degree in Nursing. She started her nursing career in Hattiesburg for a number of years before moving to Satsuma, Ala., and continued employment in nursing at the University of Alabama Medical Center in the Coronary Care Unit and Saad's Healthcare Services before retiring.

Survivors include her sons, Rocky Wayne of Petal, Jessie Neil of Mobile, Ala., Robert Layne of Chunchula, Ala. and Major Steven Allen of Alexandria, Va.

Nelda Bush Edwards

85, of Purvis

Nelda Bush Edwards died Nov. 15, 2019, at her home. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Highland Cemetery.

Mrs. Edwards was retired as a healthcare administrator and was a member of First Baptist Church of Purvis.

Survivors include one daughter, Rhetta McGarrah f Lumberton; one sister, Eldean Reed of Memphis; one brother, David C. Bush of Clinton; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Jeanne Hanberry

82, of Petal

Jeanne Hanberry died Nov. 18, 2019. Services will be held at 1 p.m.  Thursday, Nov. 21, at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Shelton Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Hanberry retired from Forrest Baptist Church and was a member of Carterville Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Chris Hanberry of Petal and Brad Hanberry of Cabot, Ark.; one step-son, Earl Hanberry of Florida; two daughters, Michelle Russell of Brandon and Rene McCaleb of Petal; one step-daughter, Linda Bergalowski of Florida; 13 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

C. Larry Hamilton

77, of Sumrall

C. Larry Hamilton died Nov. 14, 2019, at Forrest General Hospital. Services were Nov. 18 at Calvary Baptist Church of Oak Grove with burial in Highland Cemetery.

Mr. Hamilton was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and had retired from Cooper Power Systems after 41 years of service. He was a lifetime member of Masonic Lodge H368 F & AM of Ohio.

Survivors include his son, Tim Hamilton of Purvis; two sisters, Jean Mauk of Elyria Ohio, Wanda Baker of East Fultonham; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Howard Houston

73, of New Augusta

Howard Houston died Nov. 15, 2019, at his home. Services were Nov. 20.

Mr. Houston was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church where he was the adult Sunday school teacher. He had served in the Mississippi National Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Trinna Houston of New Augusta; two sons, Chancey Houston of New Augusta, Steven Houston of Hattiesburg; a daughter, Brandi Houston of New Augusta; a sister, Mary Pough of Adkins, Texas; 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Thomas Ray Patterson

94, of Sumrall

Thomas Ray Patterson died Nov. 12, 2019, at Forrest General Hospital. Services will Nov. 15 at Midway First Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Mr. Patterson was born June 19, 1925, to Ed and Fanny Patterson in Sumrall. He was a member of Midway First Baptist Church. He worked for Big Yank Corporation for more than 40 years and was a cattle farmer. He served in the U.S. Army in the 803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion during World War II.

Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Dema Patterson of Sumrall; four sons, Tommy Patterson, Michael Patterson, Joseph Patterson, and Ted Patterson, all of Sumrall; one daughter, Deborah Sullivan  of Seminary; three siblings, Margaret Bond, Billie Housley, and Polly Everett; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren.’

Eloise Ann Bell Phillips

76, of Purvis

Eloise Ann Bell Phillips died Nov. 18, 2019 at her home. Services were Nov. 20 at Scared Heart Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Phillips was a member of Scared Heart Catholic Church. She was a nurse for 40 years. She received her nursing degree in 1976 in the second graduating class from the University of Southern Mississippi. She was the Department Head in the ER at Methodist Hospital/Wesley Medical Center. She started the Medical Flight Care in 1985 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson where she was also the Department Head in the ER. She was a nurse for Forrest County and Lamar County Sheriff’s Departments. She was a member of the National Honor Society for Nursing, and the Who’s Who in American Nursing.

Survivors include her four children, Troy Bell of Mobile, Ala., Missy Barham of Purvis, Tina Mills of Columbia, and Todd Bell of Oklahoma City, Okla.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her former husband, Rodney Bell.

William Bradley Pickett

of Petal

William Bradley “Brad” Pickett died Nov. 14, 2019. Services were Nov. 18 at Petal Harvey Baptist Church with burial in Macedonia Baptist Church

Survivors include his wife, Andrea; his children, Kane, Kage, and Ava Kate; his parents, Vick and Ava Yates; his sister; Marie Gunn; his grandmother, Mary Bryant; his in-laws, Larry and Karen Byrd.Cemetery.

Amy Marie Rose

45, of Perkinston

Amy Marie Rose died Nov. 16, 2019, at her home.

Ms. Rose was the daughter of Linda M. Lytton and stepfather, John R. Lytton. She was a resident and employee of the Mississippi Regional Center in Magee.

She was a Baptist and active competitive runner in both local and statewide Special Olympics events.

Survivors include her father, Bob Rose and stepmother, Linda Rose of Millersville, Maryland; her brother, Jason Rose of Lucedale and her grandmother, Marie Litton of Hattiesburg.

Laura A. Purves

77, of Sumrall

Laura A. Purves died Nov. 14, 2019, at Asbury Hospice House.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Purves was a member of The Daughters of the American Revolution, Ellisville Chapter.

Survivors include her sister, Ada Mason.

Gerald Lee Williamson

72, of Purvis

Gerald Lee Williamson died Nov. 16, 2019, at his home. Graveside services were Nov. 20 at Coaltown Cemetery.

Mr. Williamson was a plumber.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Williamson of Purvis; two daughters, Cherri L. Parker and Jerri "Scooter" Lee, both of Purvis; two sons, Bryan Williamson and Ryan Williamson, both of Purvis; one sister, Betty Ann Kidwell of Gulfport; one brother, Ernest Williamson of Purvis; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.