Obituaries for Sept. 7, 2000

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 6, 2000

Obituaries for thursday, Sept. 7, 2000 edition of the Natchez Democrat

Doris Brown Viener

HAMMOND, La. – Services for Doris Brown Viener, 85, of Hammond formerly of Natchez, who died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at Hammond Nursing Home, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Bailey officiating.

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Burial was at Rose Memorial Cemetery in Hammond under the direction of Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home, Inc. of Hammond.

She was a native of Wisner, a former member of the First Church of Christ Scientist and a long time member of both the Board of Directors of the Natchez Protestant Home and the Salvation Army. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Natchez Garden Club.

Mrs. Viener was preceded in death by her parents, Georgia Emma Sheffield Brown and Eldon Spencer Brown.

Survivors include one son, Harry Edward Viener of Hammond; three grandchildren, William Davenport Viener of Covington, Rachelle DeSha Simmons of Kennesaw, Ga. and Anne-Conley Viener of Hammond; two brothers, Eldon Spencer Brown of Wisner and Col. Charles Sheffield Brown of Braithwaite; and one sister, Georgia Belle Warner of Lake Geneva, Wis.

The family request memorials be made to the Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 100 West Church, Hammond, La. 70401.

Johnnie Weatherspoon

–July 28, 1946 – Aug. 30, 2000

FERRIDAY, La. – Services for Johnnie Weatherspoon, 54, of Las Vegas, formerly of Ferriday, who died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, in Las Vegas, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Concordia Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Justin Conner officiating.

Burial will be at Vidalia Cemetery under the direction of Concordia Funeral Home.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Weatherspoon was born July 28, 1946, in Ferriday, the son of Johnnie Lee Brown and Stella Weatherspoon.

He was employed as a housekeeper at a hotel casino in Las Vegas.

Mr. Weatherspoon was preceded in death by his father, Johnnie Lee Brown.

Survivors include his mother, Stella Weatherspoon Sherbia of Ferriday; two daughters, Johnna Weatherspoon of Las Vegas and Tabitha Weatherspoon of Atlanta; three sisters and their husbands, Earline and Robert Williams, Peggy and Anon Wyckoff and Geraldine and Tom Tennessee, all of Ferriday; four brothers and their wives, Morris and Nancy Weatherspoon, Dave and Gladys Weatherspoon, all of Las Vegas, Lloyd and Dana Weatherspoon and Billy Ray Weatherspoon, all of Ferriday; two uncles, Anthony and his wife, Vera McCraney of Ferriday and Mose Weatherspoon of Chicago; two aunts, Irma Steveson of Los Angeles and Willie B. Weatherspoon of Las Vegas; and six grandchildren.

Ellen Smith Byrd

–Aug. 27, 1909 – Sept. 5, 2000

Services for Ellen Smith Byrd, 91, of Natchez, who died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, in Natchez, will be at 1 p.m. today at Laird Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Julius Roberts officiating.

Burial will be at Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Mrs. Byrd was born Aug. 27, 1909, in Natalbany, La., the daughter of Jim and Mae Rushing Smith.

She was a member of McNeely Road Church of God, a life long resident of Adams-Franklin County area and worked for many years at the Natchez General and Charity hospitals.

Mrs. Byrd was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyte C. Byrd; one brother, James Kelly Smith; five sisters, Opal Garrett, Carleen Cotton, Monell Lofton, Willie Faye Poole and Pearl Beach.

Survivors include two daughters, Ann Norris of Euless, Texas, and Jimmie Nell Whetstone of Natchez; one son, Richard F. Byrd of Noxapater; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and nephews.

James J. Anding

–June 16, 1923 – Sept. 6, 2000

MCCOMB – Services for James J. Anding, 77, of McComb, who died Sept. 6, 2000, in McComb, will be at 2 p.m. today at Hartman Funeral Home with the Rev. Millard Purl officiating.

Burial will be at Hollywood Cemetery in McComb under the direction of Hartman Funeral Home of McComb.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

Mr. Anding was born June 16, 1923, in Coles, the son of Eugene George Anding and Mae Aldridge Anding.

He was a retired employee from Anding Fruit Tree Nursery and edited and published the Southern Fruit Council Quarterly. He was a verteran of World War II, U.S. Army and Army Air Corps and had been active in the Republican Party politics.

Mr. Anding was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include one brother, Robert E. &uot;Brother Rob&uot; and his wife Billie Anding of Florence; two sisters, Georgia A. and her husband James Reynolds and Nellie A. Crawford of McComb; three nephews, Charlie Anding of Madison, Ala., Skipper Anding of Ridgeland and Jamie Anding of Barrington, Ill.; and two nieces, Mamie Anding and Dianna Reynolds of McComb.

Bonnie M. Moore

–Dec. 25, 1919 – Sept. 5, 2000

FERRIDAY, La. – Services for Bonnie M. Moore, 80, of Vidalia, who died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, in Pascagoula, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Young’s Funeral Home with the Revs. Ron Ledford and John Bandy officiating.

Burial will be at Rosefield Cemetery in Rosefield under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home in Ferriday.

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

Mrs. Moore was born Dec. 25, 1919, in Shelby County, Ill.

She was a homemaker and an employee at Hi-Flyer Kite Factory. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Decatur, Ill., the National Womens Bowling Association and the Senior Saints of Calvary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Moore; her parents, Leroy and Mabel Curry; her grandparents, Joe and Anna Curry and Steven and Addie Rodman; one granddaughter; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

Survivors include three sons, Roger Dean Moore of Ferriday, Roy Harvey Moore of Haughton and Raymond Leo Moore of Vidalia; one daughter, Mary Alice Mills of Hurley; four brothers, Harold Curry of Phillisbug, Kan., Raymond Curry of Decatur, Dean Curry of Lexington, Ky., and Gene Curry of Coal City, Ill.; 18 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

Odie Lee Butler Sr.

Funeral arrangements for Odie Butler Sr., 88, of Natchez, who died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Natchez Community Hospital, are incomplete at George F. West Funeral Home.

Kathleen Forrester

–March 29, 1920 – Sept. 6, 2000

FRANKLINTON, La. – Services for Kathleen &uot;Kitty&uot; Forrester, 80, of Ferriday, who died Sept. 6, 2000, at Riveralnd Medical Center in Ferriday, will be 11 a.m., Friday, in the Comer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Roland officiating.

Burial will be at Morris Cemetery in Franklinton at 3 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Lyndle Bullard officiating.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Forrester was born March 29, 1920, in Franklinton to William M. and Bertha Alice W. Welch.

She was the former manager of Olive’s Men’s Wear in Ferriday and was a member of Seveir Memorial United Methodist Church in Ferriday.

Mrs. Forrester was preceded in death by two sisters and seven brothers.

She is survived by her husband, albert Forrester; two sons, Al Forrester of Atlanta and Leo Forrester of Jackson; one daughter, Alice Ann Hunter of Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, boby Welch of Gretna; one grandchild, Renee Hunter Herndon and two great-grandchildren, Ashley and Katie Herndon.

Pallbearers will be Bill Clifton, Butch Bateman, Lucky Nowlin, John Rife, Jerry Daye, Dennis Thomas, John Taylor and Myles Hopkins.