Petal High School seniors enrolled in Allied Health II visited the Pearl River Community College medical laboratory technology program Monday, Feb. 7.
The students toured the lab and got their blood typed.
Petal High School student Channon Kitchens, right, grimaces as Pearl River Community College medical laboratory technology student Meghan Tyner of Petal draws blood for typing. Tyner is a graduate of the Petal allied health program in which Kitchens is enrolled. PRCC Public Relations photo
“I’m thinking about this field, so it’s interesting to see what it would be like,” said Channon Kitchens.
The Petal course includes a medical lab unit, said teacher Karla Hogan.
“I don’t have all the equipment PRCC has so the visit helps our curriculum,” she said.
In addition to drawing and typing blood, the PRCC students showed the visitors slides of diseases they learned to identify and other procedures they will use as professional lab technicians.
To learn more about the PRCC medical laboratory technology program, contact director Evelyn Wallace at601 554-5523 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Services will be held at 11:30 AM Monday at Hulett-Winstead Chapel for Mrs. Mildred Fore Jenkins, 82, of Petal.
She passed away on Friday, February 11, 2011 at Windham House.
Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Mrs. Jenkins was a retired Bookkeeper with JC Penneys, a member of the VFW Ladies Auxilary, MOCA Auxilary 3036, and of the Southern Lanes Bowling League for over 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her son, William Michael Jenkins.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Eugene Jenkins of Petal; one son, Co. Jeffrey A. Jenkins of Petal; one sister, Helen Ervin of San Antonio, TX; one brother, William Luther Fore, Jr. of Gulfport; seven grandchildren, Pam Hogan, Stacy Brewer, Heather Glenn, Lee Jenkins, William Jenkins, Matthew Jenkins, Robert Jenkins; three great-grandchildren, matthew Hogan, Heath Hogan, and Jon Michael Glenn.
Visitation will be 4:00-6:00 PM Sunday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home.
John Bassett, Sr., 59, of Petal, died February 7, 2011 at Forrest General Hospital. Services will be at 11:30 a.m., Friday, February 11, 2011 at Carterville Baptist Church followed by burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Mr. Bassett was a member of Carterville Baptist Church, the Masonic Lodge #516 and a Forrest County Deputy Reserve.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Martha Bassett; a brother, Michael Bassett; and a grandson, Dalton David Bassett.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Bassett of Petal; a son, John “David” Bassett, Jr. of Petal; two daughters, Jacinta Watts and Kayla Wigley both of Petal; a brother, Leroy Percy Bassett, Jr. of Philadelphia; a sister, Linda Tullos of Ackerman, Miss.; and seven grandchildren, Britny Bassett, Dyana Bassett, Ethan Watts, Aidan Watts, Belle Watts, Charli Wigley and Aleigh Wigley.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home in Petal.
Frances Styron, 78, of Petal, died February 3, 2011 at her home. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 6, 2011 at Moore Funeral Chapel in Petal followed by burial in Runnelstown Cemetery.
Mrs. Styron had previously worked at K-Mart in the Jewelry Department and was a member of First Baptist Church in Runnelstown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Frederick Styron and two daughters, Frances Barnet and Janet Styron.
She is survived by two sons, Jerry Styron of Glendale and Wayne Styron of Richmond, Virginia; a brother, Jerry Sanford of Runnelstown; two grandsons, Josh Styron and Cody Styron; three step-grandchildren, Hunter Nichols, Stephanie McKeough and Christina Schaefer; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Saturday from 5 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Allen Dale King, 57, of Petal, died February 3, 2011 at his home. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Moore Funeral Chapel in Hattiesburg followed by burial in Richburg Cemetery.
Mr. King served in the U.S. Army, was a popular dealer at the local auctions and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Miles and Elsie King; three brothers, Bob, David and John King; and a sister, Judy Bragg.
He is survived by his wife, Betty King of Petal; two sons, Allen King of Petal and Michael King of Hattiesburg; a daughter, Angie King of Hattiesburg; two stepsons, Troy Helton and Brian Helton both of Petal; and two stepdaughters, Trista Helton and Katie Helton both of Petal.
Visitation will be Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
All Jones County Public Schools are closed today including Laurel Schools.
JCJC has cancelled classes for today.
Headmaster Ronnie Jones at St. John’s Day School in Laurel has announced that classes are cancelled today, Friday, February 4, 2011.
Hattiesburg Public Schools will be OPEN today.
Lamar County Schools are OPEN
James “Billy” Cameron, 77, of Petal, died January 31, 2011 at his home. Services will be at 3 p.m., Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at Moore Funeral Chapel in Petal followed by burial in Highland Cemetery.
Mr. Cameron was retired from Martin Marine. He served in the U.S. Army during Korea and was a past member of the VFW.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac and Lottie Cameron; one brother, Sam Shirley; and two sisters, Flossie Stephens and Lois Rogers.
He is survived by his wife, Myra Cooley Cameron of Petal; two sons, Mark Cameron, Michael Cameron and his wife, Teresa, all of Petal; two daughters, Sandra Anderson of Purvis, Martha Deyo and her husband, Jeff of Lakeville, Minn.; and nine grandchildren.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home in Petal.