Obituaries for May 1, 2001

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 30, 2001

Obituaries published in the May 1, 2001, edition of The Natchez Democrat

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Muriel Morace Jones, 10 a.m., Young’s Funeral Home Chapel, Ferriday, La.

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Albert C. Lofton, 2 p.m., Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel.

Eva Auerback Kaplan, 11 a.m., Ahavith Rayim Orthodox Cemetery, Greenwood.

William &uot;Bill&uot; Nolan Netterville, 2 p.m., Corinth Church of Christ, Woodville.

Joseph Leonard Pecanty, 2 p.m., Acme Baptist Church, Acme, La.

Nathan D. Calhoun, 10 a.m., Laird Funeral Home Union Street Chapel.

Eva Auerback Kaplan

GREENWOOD – Graveside services for Eva Auerback Kaplan, 86, of Greenwood, who died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Professional Rehab Center in Ferriday, La., will be at 11 a.m. today at Ahavith Rayim Orthodox Cemetery with Rabbi Benjamin Walmark officiating.

Burial will follow under the direction of Wilson & Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood.

Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

She was born in New York, N.Y., former resident of Clarksdale and Dyersburg, Tenn.; and long time resident of Greenwood. She was a member of Ahavith Rayim Orthdox Congregation of Greenwood and a former member of LeBonte Club and Greenwood Junior Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Kaplan.

Survivors include one daughter, Susan K. Freeney of Natchez; one son, David Kaplan of Atlanta; three grandchildren; and one brother, Ben Auerback of Biloxi.

Pallbearers will be Phil Auerback, Larry Auerback, Alan Kaplan, Andrew Kaplan, Mike Goldberg, Jerome Goldberg, Joe Martin Erber, Murray Kornfield, Marshall Levitt and Melvin Orlansky.

Honorary pallbearers will be Leslie Kornfield, Ellis Hart, Dr. George Nassar and Dr. Barry Tillman.

The family requests memorials be made to the Ahavith Rayim Cemetery Fund, Greenwood, Miss.

Adlean Marsaw

March 24, 1919 – April 25, 2001

Services for Adlean Marsaw, 84, of Natchez, who died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at Natchez Community Hospital, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Beulah Baptist Church with the Rev. Douglas Logan officiating.

Burial will be in the Pine Hill Memorial Park under the direction of George F. West Funeral Home.

Visitation is from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.

Marsaw was born March 24, 1919, in Rodney, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archie West.

She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church where she served as usher for many years and was on the Mother’s Board.

Survivors include six children, Leroy Marsaw of Chicago, Dora and her husband, Cornelius Williams of Natchez, Herbert Marsaw, Bennie Dean and her husband, Theodore McMorris and Clarence Marsaw, all of Chicago and Harvesta Marsaw of Natchez; one sister, Hazel Martin of Port Gibson; one brother, Hurby and his wife, Mattie West of Port Gibson; one sister-in-law, Daisy West of Port Gibson; Alma Doss of Natchez; and a number of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

Albert C. Lofton

May 19, 1924 – April 30, 2001

BROOKHAVEN – Services for Albert C. Lofton, 76, of Brookhaven, who died Monday, April 30, 2001, at King’s Daughters Medical Center, will be at 2 p.m. today at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Brookhaven Funeral Home.

Lofton was born May 19, 1924, in Lincoln County, the son of Sam King Lofton and Myrtis Nettles Lofton.

He was retired from Keystone and had worked at Lake Lincoln State Park. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Lofton of Brookhaven; one son, Roy Lofton of Brookhaven; two sisters, Thelma Smith of Natchez and Nellie Rae Burns of McCall Creek; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Nathan D. Calhoun

Oct. 31, 1911 – April 29, 2001

Services for Nathan D. Calhoun, 89, of Natchez, who died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Natchez Community Hospital, will be at 10 a.m. today at Laird Funeral Home’s Union Street Chapel with the Rev. Bart Walker officiating.

Burial will be in the Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Calhoun was born Oct. 31, 1911, in Eva, La., the son of Harry Franklin and Frances Elizabeth Gray Calhoun.

He was a member of Parkway Baptist Church and a Mason.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his spouse, Nancy Virginia Hall Calhoun; son-in-law, Dr. Charles Borum; and a sister, Violet Smith.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Borum and Jean Easterling and her husband, Lynwood, all of Natchez; one son, Nathan D. Calhoun Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth of Natchez; four sisters, Martha Sunderland of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Eloise Smith of Baton Rouge, La., Fannie Farley of Wisner, La., and Mary Louise Knight of Monroe, La.; one brother, Harry Calhoun of Wisner; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and caregivers, Anitra Fulton, Christine Green, Margaret Burden and Brenda Simpson.

Pallbearers will be Lynwood Easterling, Rusty Easterling, Chuck Borum, Tom Borum, Alan Borum and Jimmy Moffett.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ginger Moffett, Jayna Calhoun and Joyce Marie Borum.

The family requests memorials be made to Parkway Baptist Church Building Fund.

Joe F. McFarland

Oct. 27, 1943 – April 15, 2001

TEXAS – Services for Joe F. McFarland of Texas, who died Sunday, April 15, 2001. in Texas, were held on April 20, 2001 at Windsor Village United Methodist Church where the Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell officiated.

Burial was in the Earthman Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of Skipper Lee’s Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Houston.

McFarland was born Oct. 27, 1943, in Woodville, the son of John and Rose McFarland.

He was a 1961 graduate of Sadie V. Thompson High School.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Survivors include his father; his wife, Brenda McFarland; two sons, Michael and John McFarland; one daughter, Mischa McFarland, all of Spring, Texas; two sisters, Thelma and her husband, Charles Washington of San Francisco and Mary Gibbs of Natchez; one brother, John and his wife, Mary McFarland of Indianola; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Joseph Leonard Pecanty

Dec. 1, 1949 – April 27, 2001

ACME, La. – Services for Joseph Leonard Pecanty, 51, of Thibodaux, who died Friday, April 27, 2001, in Thibodaux, will be at 2 p.m. today at Acme Baptist Church with the Revs. John Cooper and Nathan Clark officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

Visitation is until service time today at the church.

Pecanty was born Dec. 1, 1949, in Jonesville.

He was a Methodist, was a Sanitarian Parish Manager of Assumption Parish and a graduate of Northeast Louisiana State University.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnne Hutchins Pecanty of Thibodaux; his father, Joe L. Pecanty of Acme; his mother, Bertha Pecanty of Acme; two daughters, Jennifer L. Pecanty and Jessica and her husband, Jared Usey, all of Thibodaux; one son, Jeremy L. Pecanty of Thibodaux; one sister, Margret P. Hawkes of Vidalia; one grandchild, Eric Usey of Thibodaux.

Pallbearers will be Gary Hawkes, Ashton Hunter, Jimmy Little, David Ockman, Marcus Paul and Alton Pecanty.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Ray Bordelon and Robert &uot;Bob&uot; Watson.

The family request memorials be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital and the Acme Baptist Church Cemetery.

Muriel Morace Jones

Nov. 17, 1923 – April 28, 2001

FERRIDAY, La. – Services for Muriel Morace Jones, 77, of Ferriday, who died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at her residence, will be at 10 a.m. today at Young’s Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jack Teer and Richard Cullum officiating.

Burial will be in the New Pine Hill Cemetery near Sicily Island under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Ferriday.

Jones was born Nov. 17, 1923, in New Era, La., the daughter of Rowena and Eddie Morace.

She was a lifelong resident of Ferriday, a cafe manager for Lum Brothers Stockyards and a member of Hill Memorial Baptist Church where she taught childrens Sunday school classes and arranged flowers for church services.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and sisters-in-law, E.D. and Edna Morace, Bud and Novie Morace; and one sister, Rubye Osmon.

Survivors include her husband, Edgar W. Jones of Ferriday; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Diane Jones and Eddie and Bunny Jones, all of Ferriday; three daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Wayne Sanford, Peggy and James King, and Janice and Billy Lee, all of Ferriday; one brother-in-law, Van Osmon; one sister-in-law, Grace Johnson; 16 grandchildren, Donnie Dodge and Cindy, Gloria Kelly, Cheryl Higdon and Cody, Elizabeth Rushing and David, Tod King and Bonetta, Troy King and Lori, Toby King and Tara, Corey and Chris Jones, Danielle Stewart, Teddi Jones, Jared Jones, Jordy Jones, Jessica Lee and Josh Lee; 15 great-grandchildren, Danielle Kelly, Brittaney Kelly, Shauna Higdon, Heath Higdon, Charles Rushing, Taylor Rushing, Hollie Rushing, Kelsea Pounds, Kyle Ensminger, Ashley King, Krista King, Jody King, Trey King, Kimberly King and Kelly King; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Dodge, Tod King, Troy King, Toby King, Corey Jones and Chris Jones.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jared Jones, Jordy Jones, Jody King, Trey King and Josh Lee.

The family request memorials be made to the Flower Fund of Hill Memorial Baptist Church.

William Nolan Netterville

Oct. 12, 1928 – April 30, 2001

WOODVILLE – Services for William &uot;Bill&uot; Nolan Netterville, 72, of Jackson, La., who died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Lane Memorial Hospital in Zachary, La., will be at 2 p.m. today at Corinth Church of Christ with Brother Bernard Waites officiating.

Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.

Visitation is from noon until service time today at the church.

He was born Oct. 12, 1928, in Wilkinson County, the son of Charles Thomas Netterville Jr. and Jennie McCraine Netterville.

He was a resident of Louisiana War Veterans Home, worked in the oil and gas industry and was a volunteer Chaplin at Angola State Prison. He was a lifetime member of the Corinth Church of Christ and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers, Charles Thomas Netterville III, Dr. Rush Edward Netterville, Richard James Netterville and Fredrick Harold Netterville.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Jones Netterville of Woodville; one daughter, Natalie Netterville Bain of Natchez; three grandchildren, William &uot;Will&uot; Bain, Katherine Bain and Courtney Bain; one brother, Robert L. Netterville of Natchez; two sisters, Katherine Netterville Welch of Jackson and Mary Netterville Howell of Woodville.

Pallbearers will be Charles T. Netterville IV, Wilson Howard Netterville, Mathew Thomas Netterville, Christopher Barnett, Charles V. Howell, Richard Netterville and Ken Jarrel.

Jimmie Lewis

Funeral arrangements for Jimmie Lewis, 83, of Monterey, La., who died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at VAMC in Alexandria, are incomplete at Davis Mortuary of Ferriday.

He was a retired farmer.

Orrean Mason

Funeral arrangements for Orrean Mason, 76, of Natchez, who died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Natchez Community Hospital, are incomplete at Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ralph Johnson

Funeral arrangements for Ralph Johnson, 57, of Ferriday, La., who died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday, are incomplete at Laird Funeral Home.