Obituaries for Oct. 15, 2005

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 31, 2005

Obituaries published in the Oct. 15, 2005, edition of The Natchez Democrat

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Saturday, October 15, 2005

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Douglas Wayne Sumrall

11 a.m. at Woodville Baptist


Jessie D. Jackson

11 a.m. at Hollywood

Baptist Church

Alberta McClain

11 a.m. at Oak Grove

Baptist Church, Crosby

Mary Joyce Robinson

1 p.m. at Smithland

Baptist Church, Stanton

Patricia Long

2 p.m. at Pilgrim Baptist

Church, St. Joseph, La.

Larry D. Williams

3 p.m. at Crown Point

United Methodist Church

Douglas Wayne “Wayne” Sumrall

WOODVILLE-Services for Mr.

Douglas Wayne “Wayne” Sum-

rall, 59, of Woodville who died

Tuesday, October 11, 2005, at

his residence, will be held 11

a.m. today at Woodville Baptist

Church with the Rev. Gary

Bunch officiating.

Burial will be in the Evergreen

Cemetery in Woodville under

the direction of Brown Funeral


Visitation will be today from

10 a.m. until service time at the


Mr. Sumrall was born Septem-

ber 28, 1946, in Woodville the

son of William David Sumrall

Sr., and Annie Mae Havard

Sumrall. He was a retired oper-

ator with Timbec Paper Mill in

St. Francisville, La. He was a

member of the Woodville Bap-

tist Church.

He was preceded in death his

father; his wife, Linda Landers

Sumrall; one son, DeWayne

Sumrall; two sisters, Nelda

Elaine Ritter and Glenda Gale


Survivors include his mother;

one brother, W. D. Sumrall Jr.,

and wife Bettye of Woodville;

two grandchildren, Lauren

DeJean and Dalton DeJean; a

nephew, Dr. William David

Sumrall III., and wife Meg and

their three children of New Or-

leans, La., and currently of St.

Francisville, La.; a niece, Re-

becca Delatte and her husband

Donnie and their daughter of

Prairieville, La.; a nephew, Tab

Barnay and wife Kathy and

their two children of Woodville;

hid former wife, Billie Sumrall of

Woodville; two children, Mi-

chael DeJean of Vidalia, La.,

and Tamara Caul and her hus-

band Champ Caul of Georgia.

Pallbearers will be Gene Lof-

ton, George Martin, Jimmy

Cutrer, Brian Cutrer, Dr. David

Sumrall, Horace Sumrall, Tab

Barbay and Bob Corteyou.

Honorary pallbearers will be

Michael DeJean, Charles John-

son, Frank Bell, Roy Henry Jr.,

Hal Brandon, Wes Barbay and

Crasher Landers.

Gerald Wayne Johnson

NATCHEZ-Graveside serv-

ices for Mr. Gerald Wayne

Johnson, 58, of Natchez who

died Wednesday, October 12,

2005, at Ochsner Medical

Foundation Hospital in New Or-

leans, La., will be held 2 p.m.

today from Greenlawn Memori-

al Park with the Rev. John Col-

lard officiating.

Burial will follow under the di-

rection of Laird Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson was born August

23, 1947, in Natchez the son of

Martin Christopher and Elaine

Oglesby Johnson.

Survivors include his wife,

Vickie Evelyn Johnson of

Natchez; a son, Christopher

Wayne Johnson of Natchez;

one granddaughter, Lauren

Ann Johnson of Natchez; a

daughter-in-law, Amy Smith of

Natchez; and one sister, Jo

Simmons of Bastrop, La.

Pallbearers will be Lamar

Nall, Paul Smith Jr., Mark Gray,

Braxton Gray, Chandler Arnold

and Brian Ballard.

Honorary pallbearers will be

Berlin McLemore and Gary


Alline L. Dallalio

NATCHEZ-Services for Mrs.

Alline L. Dallalio, 64, of Natch-

ez who died Thursday, October

13, 2005, at her residence will

be held Tuesday, October 18,

2005, at 11 a.m. from Wash-

ington Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8

p.m. Monday, October 17,

2005, at the church.

Complete arrangements will

be announced by Laird Funeral


Dorothy Nell Barrington

NATCHEZ-Services for Mrs.

Dorothy Nell Barrington, 79, of

Natchez who died Thursday,

October 13, 2005, at Natchez

Regional Medical Center will

be held Sunday, October 16,

2005, at 2 p.m. from Laird Fu-

neral Home Union Street


Visitation will be Sunday from

noon until service time at the

funeral home.

Complete arrangements will

be announced by Laird Funeral


Billy Ray Cummings Sr.

NATCHEZ-Services for Mr.

Billy Ray Cummings Sr., 68, of

Vidalia, La., who died Friday,

October 14, 2005, at his resi-

dence are incomplete at this

time and will be announced lat-

er by Laird Funeral Home.

Carol Ann Bertics

NATCHEZ-Services for Mrs.

Carol Ann Bertics, 64, of

Natchez who died Thursday,

October 13, 2005, at Natchez

Regional Medical Center, will

be held 10 a.m. Monday, Octo-

ber 17, 2005, from Assmption

Roman Catholic Church.

Burial will follow at Natchez

National Cemetery under the

direction of Laird Funeral


Visitation will be Sunday, Oc-

tober 16, 2005, from 3 to 7

p.m. at Laird Funeral Home on

Union Street and Monday from

9 a.m. until service time at the


Mrs. Bertics was born May 4,

1941, in Jersey City, N.J., the

daughter of George B. and Lilli-

an M. Mikolajczak Bauer. She

was devoted member of As-

sumption Roman Catholic

Church and the Ladies Alter

Society. She also volunteered

with the Guardian Shelter and

Catholic Charities. She served

as Secretary of Auburn Garden

Club. She is preceded in death

by her parents.

Survivors include her hus-

band, Albin Bertics of Natchez;

a daughter, Suzanne Stead

and husband Randy of Roxie;

a son, Albin R. Bertics and wife

Laura of Mt. Pocono, Pa.; her

grandchildren, Hannah Stead,

Caleb Stead, Ashley Bertics

and Matthew Bertics; and a

brother, George Bauer and

wife Barbara and thier children

of Basking Ridge, N.J.

Jimmie Stampley

FAYETTE-Services for Mr.

Jimmie Stampley, 72, of Fay-

ette who died Wednesday, Oc-

tober 12, 2005, at Glenburney

Nursing Home, will be held 2

p.m. on Sunday at Pine Grove

Baptist Church in Fayette with

the Rev. Percy Turner officiat-


Burial will be in the church

cemetery under the direction of

Rollins Funeral Home.

Visitation will be today from 2

to 6 p.m. at Rollins Funeral

Home Chapel.

Mr. Stampley was born Octo-

ber 14, 1932, in Jefferson

County, son of the late Roy

Stampley and the late Katie

Frye Stampley. He was a for-

mer employee of the Corps of

Engineers in Vicksburg. He

was also a U.S. Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by

his parents; two brothers; and

two sisters.

Survivors include five broth-

ers, Mac Arthur Stampley and

wife Betty, Ray Stampley and

wife Leona, Henry Stampley

and wife Eloise and Percy

Stampley and wife Geneva all

of New Orleans, La., Gene A.

Stampley and wife Lillie of Fay-

ette; five sisters, Audrey Lowe

and husband Bobby Joe, Cath-

erine Green and husband Izear

and Rochelle Stampley all of

Fayette, Ida Mae Stringer and

Julia Ballansaw both of New

Orleans, La.; one brother-in-

law, George Gandy of New Or-

leans, La.; one sister-in-law,

Mary Stampley of New Or-

leans, La.; one aunt, Annie

Wade of Port Gibson; and a

host of other relatives and


Pallbearers will be friends and


Mikel Michelle Kelly

NATCHEZ-Services for Mikel

Michelle Kelly, 30, of Natchez

who died Sunday, October 9,

2005, will be held 3:30 p.m.

Sunday at Shiloh Baptist


Burial will be in the Kelly Cem-

etery in Garden City under the

direction of Marshall Funeral


Visitation will be Sunday from

2:30 p.m. until service time at

the church.

She was preceded in death

by her grandmother, Mozella

Griffin; her father, Jake Lucas;

two uncles, John Henry Griffin

and James Edward Kelly.

Survivors include her mother,

Marie Johnson; one daughter,

D’Asia Coach; her step-father,

Amos Johnson; her step-moth-

er, Liza Lucas; three sisters,

Jacqueline and Angie Kelly and

Lisa Lucas; six brothers, Ro-

derick Kelly of Oklahoma City,

James Earl Kelly, Jerry Wilson,

Oliver and Frank Lucas and

Lawrence Mason; eleven

aunts, Daisy Starks, Mary Gib-

son and husband David, Annie

Edwards and husband Robert,

Susie Hunt, Brenda Griffin of

Chicago, Ill., Earlene White,

Ruthie Watkins, Ernestine Grif-

fin and husband Lee Ray, Sa-

mantha Smith and husband

Andrew, Bonnie Wesco and

husband Albert and Carolyn

Bonds; a great-aunt, Corine

Alexander; five uncles, Johnny

Griffin and wife Lynn, Dan Ter-

ry Griffin, Mack Washington

and wife Joyce and Vernon

and Ricky Johnson; and a host

of nieces, nephews, cousins

and friends.