Obituaries for July 24, 2001

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 24, 2001

Obituaries for the Tuesday, July 24, 2001, edition of The Natchez Democrat

Services today

Docie Jane Nottingham, 10 a.m., Laird Funeral Home.

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Bettie J. Ellard, 1 p.m., Laird Funeral Home.

Kathleen L. Officer, 6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, Slater, Mo.

Carolyn Spruill McGougan, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Baptist Church, St. Joseph, La.

Rosa L. Hickembottom-Porter, 11 a.m., Mount Olive Baptist Church, Sibley.

Brenda Delores &uot;Carney&uot; Miller, 4 p.m., Laird Funeral Home Union Street Chapel.

Henretta Lynch

July 10, 1915 – July 17, 2001

SIBLEY – Services for Henretta Lynch, 86, of San Antonio, who died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, in San Antonio, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sinai Baptist Church with the Rev. James E. Brooks officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Webb Funeral System.

The procession will leave at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the funeral home.

Visitation is from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lynch was born July 10, 1915, in Greenville, the daughter of Daisey Cook and Joseph and Henretta Mazique.

She was attended at Silverlake School in Greenville, was a housewife and was baptized at Silverlake Baptist Church in 1925, and later moved to Natchez and joined Mercy Seat Baptist Church. She became a member of True Vision Baptist Church in San Antonio.

Lynch was preceded in death by her husband, Neal C. Lynch Jr.; one sister; and four brothers.

Survivors include four children, Ruby Lynch Simmons of San Antonio, Jake Lynch of Compton, Calif., Velvia Lynch Simmons of Lynwood, Calif. and Imogene Lynch Stewart of Moreno Valley, Calif.; one daughter-in-law, Alice Campbell Lynch; one son-in-law, Jerald Stewart; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Lynch and Edna Phipps of Natchez; two nephews, Ivan and Bernard Scales of New Orleans; five cousins, Phyllis Connors of New Orleans, Netta Parson of Tennessee, Roberta Green, Julia Hubbard, Henretta Wallace and Joe Jones, all of Detroit; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Docie Jane Nottingham

Feb. 27, 1901 – July 21, 2001

Services for Docie Jane Nottingham, 100, of Natchez, who died Saturday July 21, 2001, at Natchez Community Hospital, will be at 10 a.m. today at Laird Funeral Home’s Union Street Chapel with the Rev. Glen Harrigill officiating.

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

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

Mrs. Nottingham was born Feb. 27, 1901, in Gary, Ind., the daughter of Lavig and Effie Gillison.

She was a housewife, a Baptist and helped found Riverside Baptist Church and Cloverdale Baptist Church.

Mrs. Nottingham was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lee Nottingham; and three sons, Willard Gilbert, Frank Gilbert and Luther Gilbert.

Survivors include two sons, Elmer Gilbert of Vidalia, La., and Lee Nottingham of Hazlehurst; 24 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers will be Loyd Gilbert, Louie Gilbert, Robert Gilbert, James Gilbert, Gene Gilbert and Kenneth Gilbert.

Clara P. Newman

Aug. 26, 1920 – July 16, 2001

Services for Clara P. Newman, 80, of Natchez, who died Monday, July 16, 2001, at Natchez Community Hospital, were July 18 at Laird Funeral Home Chapel, where the Revs. David McGuffie and Gene Coley officiated.

Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Mrs. Newman was born Aug. 26, 1920, in Fort Necessity, La., the daughter of Joseph Henry Palmer and Ida Castella Frazier.

She was a homemaker and a member of the former Bethel Baptist Church.

Mrs. Newman was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Newman; three brothers, Johnny Palmer, Woodrow Palmer and Joseph Palmer; and four sisters, Hettie Lou Newman, Katie Newman, Helen Fleming and Stella Fleming.

Survivors include one son, Amos Eugene Newman of Meadville; nine daughters, Ida Mae Coley, Nancy Lee Day, Elizabeth Ann Jamison and Peggy N. Myers, all of Natchez, Mary Louise Manley of Columbiana, Ala., Sandria Faye Stevens, Marilyn Jean Liebig, both of Manchester, Tenn., Carolyn Dean Weathersby of Athens, Tenn., and Betty Jo Green of Berryville, Ark.; one daughter-in-law, Glennell Newman; six sons-in-law, William H.Coley, Jimmy Manley, Adrian Day, Lonnie Stevens, Gregg Liebig Sr. and Ricky Green; 33 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bill Nolan, Ronnie Walker, Jeff Liebig, Ronnie Newman, Mitch Meyers, Tracy Stewart, Kevin Coley Sr. and Justin Robinson.

Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons.

Violia Brown

Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Violia Brown, 74, who died Monday, July 23, 2001, at Natchez Regional Medical Center, are incomplete at Webb Funeral Home.

Brenda Delores Miller

Sept. 8, 1946 – July 21, 2001

Services for Brenda Delores &uot;Carney&uot; Miller, 54, of Natchez, who died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at her residence, will be at 4 p.m. today at Laird Funeral Home’s Union Street Chapel with the Rev. Donnie Cooper officiating.

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

Mrs. Miller was born Sept. 8, 1946, the daughter of R.M.and Mary Sue &uot;Spence&uot; Carney.

Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her father; and one sister, Betty Sue Carney Ferrington.

Survivors include her mother; one son, Edward Scott Ham of Cleveland, Tenn.; two daughters, Mary Margaret Wheeler and Teresa Lynn Tyler of Natchez; four grandchildren, Jones Scott, Emmy Wheeler, Kayla and Zane Tyler, all of Natchez; three brothers, Richard M. Carney Jr. of Victoria, Texas, Reuben T. Carney of Vidalia, La., and Barry W. Carney of Victoria; two sisters, Sandra Davis of Katy, Texas and Camille Kyzar of Natchez; and a number of cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

Pallbearers will be Casey Ham, Benji Long, Stacy Ferrington, Chris Carney, Mark Carney, Walter Brown and Jack Langston.

Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Carney and Jerry Davis.