Joon Chang Lee, 73, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday February 13, 2011. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday February 16, at 5 PM, at the Hattiesburg Korean Presbyterian Church. His ashes will be scattered at Longleaf Trace. He was born in Korea, and emigrated to Florida in 1961. He received his BA in physics from Seoul National University, and PhD in physics from the University of Florida. He was a professor of physics at Northwestern State University in Louisiana for 19 years, and at USM for 24 years. He published many articles in theoretical physics, and was the author of Thermal Physics: Entropy and Free Energies (2002). He was an avid gardener, bicyclist, hiker, and opera fan. He is survived by his wife Hye-Sook Lee, daughters Mi-Kyoung (‘Mitzi’) Lee of Boulder, Colorado, and Sue-Kyoung Lee, of San Francisco, California, and two granddaughters, Julia Lee Hunt and Isabel Lee Hunt.
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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.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday at Hulett-Winstead Chapel for Mrs. Dean Parker Pounders, 82, of Hattiesburg.
She passed away on Monday, February 7, 2011 at her residence.
Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Mrs. Pounders formerly served as Assistant Dean of Women for Jones County Junior College and also served as secretary for the Departments of Agriculture at the Universities of Auburn & Tennessee. She enjoyed world travel, literature, and golf. She was one of the founding members of the Louisiana River Roads Recipe Book Society and a member of the Church of Christ in Baton Rouge, LA.
She is survived by her husband, Gorman Steele Pounders of Hattiesburg; three sons, Mickey Pounders of Baton Rouge, LA, Jeffrey Pounders of Gulfport, MS and Neal Pounders of Sumrall, MS; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon Friday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, MS.
Jackson “Jack” Glenn Hogue, age 88, passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2011, at the MS Veterans Home in Collins, MS. Visitation and the funeral service will be held at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home, 205 Bay Street, Hattiesburg, MS. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, February 6, 2011, and the funeral service will be on Monday, February 7, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.
Mr. Hogue was born on August 27, 1922, to the late Samuel Jackson Hogue and Lula Elizabeth Hogue in Deemer, MS. He grew up and attended school in Scott County, MS, before going to California to work with the Civilian Conservation Corps. At the outbreak of World War II, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served his country honorably and courageously during WWII in Flight Squadron VC-33 aboard the USS Coral Sea. He and his flight group of Avenger torpedo bombers were involved in many strategic battles in the Pacific theater and he remained life-long friends with many of his former flying buddies.
After returning home from World War II, he moved to Jackson, MS, where he met and married Mercedes Dyar of Purvis, MS, in 1946. They had four children and celebrated over fifty-seven years of marriage until her death in 2004.
He had a varied and successful business career spent mostly in the pest control industry. After working in management with a national concern, he started his own company, Hogue Pest Control, which he later sold to Terminix International.
Although he greatly enjoyed his business career and had a keen interest in world affairs, his main passions in life were his faith in God, his family, and his church. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, where he served as an active deacon and Sunday School teacher.
He enjoyed many hobbies and interests, which include gulf coast fishing, woodworking, naval aviation, sports, eating good seafood, and family activities. His family and friends will remember him as a faithful encourager who always saw the best in people.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mercedes Dyar Hogue, his daughter, Rosemary Hogue, and six brothers and five sisters.
Survivors include his three sons: Glenn Hogue and wife Christy of Carrollton, MS; Phil Hogue and wife Luanne of Jackson, MS; Sam Hogue and wife Danya of Hattiesburg, MS.
Survivors also include nine grandchildren: Carmen Hogue of Hattiesburg, MS, Claire Hogue Stephens and husband Eric of New Orleans, LA, Audrey Hogue Page and husband Jeremy of Madison, MS; Glenn Powell (Jeep) Hogue, Jr. of Pensacola, FL; Molly Hogue Lowry and husband Wiley of Jackson, MS; Brad Hughes and wife Anna of Brandon, MS; Reagan Hughes of Brandon, MS; Megan Hogue of Hattiesburg, MS; and Grant Hogue of Hattiesburg, MS. Seven great-grandchildren also survive him: Madeline Page, Barnes Lowry, Henry Lowry, Parker Page, Hayden Hughes, Jacob Stephens, and Dylan Stephens.
Other survivors include: his sister, Katie Ruth Hogue Brown, his brother-in-law Robert Smathers and sister-in-law Joella Dyar and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, 1750 Radford Blvd., Suite B, NAS Pensacola, FL 32508 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101.
Mrs. Annie Lois Bedwell, 87, was born was born October 28, 1923 and passed away on January 29, 2011.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, with visitation beginning at 12:30 PM.
Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
She has lived in Port Arthur, TX for the last 13 years and was a member of Proctor Baptist Church. Prior to this, she lived in Hattiesburg and was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church.
She was loving and devoted Mother and will be missed greatly!
Mrs. Bedwell was preceded in death by her husband, Dock Alford Bedwell; parents, Harmon & Nora Broom Martin; two daughters, Tammy Loraine Bedwell and Agnes B. Mauldin; two sisters, Regina Patterson and Helen Darcey; four brothers, Carvin, Glen, Garlon, and Harlon Martin.
She is survived by two daughters, Peggy Hughes (Steve) of Nederland, TX and Betty Reid (Hubert) of Wiggins, MS; two sisters, Hazel Bullock & Dorothy Jean Riley of Columbia; grandchildren, David & Lydia Greenlees of MD, Joey & Marilouise Mauldin of TN, Noel & Robin Bostch of MO, and Lowery & Dana Woodall of PA; great-grandchildren, Lauren & Alison Ann Greenlees, Austin, Ashlyn, & Bryson Mauldin.
Services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday at National Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS for Mrs. Kaye Butts, 70, of Hattiesburg, formerly of Clarksdale.
Mrs. Butts passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at Wesley Medical Center.
Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Clarksdale.
She was a retired Office Manager for Liberty National Life Insurance Company and a member of First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Butts was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Butts and a daughter, Ruth Anne Smith.
She is survived by a daughter, Chandra Kidd of Hattiesburg; four grandchildren, Andy Kidd, Megan Kidd, Hunter Smith and Eric Smith.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Hattiesburg Building Fund.
Visitation will be 5:00-7:30 pm Thursday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg and beginning at 10:00 am Saturday at National Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
Martha Agnes Rhodes Harrelson, 97, died Jan. 20, 2011, at Bedford Care Center in Hattiesburg.
Mrs. Harrelson was born Nov. 6, 1913, in Crossett, Ark., one of nine children of James Robert and Ellen Huntley Rhodes.
She was a graduate of Arkadelphia High School and Ouachita Baptist University and had a long career as a teacher of English. A member of Delta Kappa Gamma teachers’ honorary, she was a statewide award winner in the organization’s competition for both her paintings and her poetry. An accomplished pianist and organist, she loved nothing better than to have family and friends gathered around her for sing-a-longs.
For more than 40 years she taught an adult women’s Sunday School class at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, Ark., subsequently named the Agnes Harrelson Sunday School Class. She also served as department organist, church historian (researching and writing the church’s history), and as a volunteer in the church’s weekday ministries program since its inception.
She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 69 years, Woodrow Wilson Harrelson; a daughter, Carol Ann; two sisters, Melba Rhodes Dooley and Elizabeth Rhodes McDaniel; four brothers, James Robert Rhodes, Charles Edward Rhodes, Huntley Rhodes, and William Herschel Rhodes; and a great-granddaughter, Lauren Elizabeth Dopico.
She is survived by a son, Robert Stephen “Bob” Harrelson and his wife Susanne of Maumelle, Ark.; daughter Sharon Harrelson Wertz and her husband David of Hattiesburg, Miss.; two sisters, Marguerite Rhodes Brown of Jonesboro and Rosemary Rhodes Bowlin of Pocahontas, Ark.; five grandchildren, Christy Harrelson Henry and Beth Harrelson Roland of Perryville, Ark.; Robert Woodrow Harrelson of Little Rock, Ark.; Lt. Col. Stephen Andrew Wertz of Fort Sill, Okla.; and Dr. Stacey Leigh Wertz of Conyers, Ga.; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Friday, January 28, 2011 at First Baptist Church, Jonesboro, Ark with visitation at 1:00 pm at the church. A private graveside service will be held prior to the service. Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Chruch, 701 S. main St, Jonesboro, AR 72401. Langford-Bookout Funeral Home in Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements, assisted by Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg.
Services for Mary Ann Pittman Francis, of Hattiesburg, formerly of Anadarko, OK, will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 10:00 am, at Anadarko First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Francis was born August 12, 1927 in Hattiesburg to Lloyd and Pauline Pittman and passed from this life on January 1, 2011 in Hattiesburg at Pine Meadow Alzeimers Home.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Gene Francis; her parents, and two brothers, Kelly Lamar Pittman and Reid “Buddy” Pittman.
Mrs. Francis grew up in Hattiesburg and attended Camp School and Hattiesburg High School. After marrying Gene in 1945, she began her life as a military wife. They were stationed in Germany, Okinawa, Japan, and Quito, Ecuador, as well as nine different states.
Following military “retirement”, Gene began farming and Mary began selling real estate for the next 25 years. She was the owner of Francis Reality.
Mrs. Francis was a member of First Baptist Church of Anadarko, OK, the Order of the Eastern Star and GFWC Philomathic Club.
Survivors include two daughters, Polly McKennon of Annandale, VA, and Debbie Walker and her husband, James “Bo” of Petal, MS; one son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Sheryl Francis of Anadarko, OK; seven garndchildren, Steven and Scott Mckennon of Virginia; Leslie Walker Stevens of Atlanta, GA, Jamie Walker Martin of Hattiesburg, MS, Jackson Francis, Samantha and Clint Owen all of Anadarko, and two great grandchildren. Survivors also include her sister Joyce Tadlock and her brother, Edwin Pittman.
The illness that eventually took her life, first took her abilities and her memories of family and friends. It did not, however, take her simile, which all those around her commented on…even during her last few months.
Burial will be in Anadarko’s Memory Lane Cemetery under the direction of Steverson Funeral Home of Anadarko.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Catholic Church for Mr. Stephen H. O’Brien, 74, of Madison, MS, formerly of Petal, MS, who died on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at River Oaks Hospital in Flowood, MS.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery in Gluckstadt, MS at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. O’Brien retired from the U.S. Air Force after 21 years and also as Assistant Postmaster for the University of Southern Mississippi.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Gluckstadt, MS.
Mr. O’Brien was preceded in death by his parents, John P. and Marguerite V. O’Brien; sisters, Helen O’Brien, Peg Absetz and Ann Polino; brothers, Jack and Jim O’Brien.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara O’Brien of Madison, MS; three sons, Pete O’Brien of Birmingham, AL, Chris O’Brien of Philadelphia, PA, and Steven O’Brien of Omaha, NE; one daughter, Carla Lott of Madison, MS; one sister, Grace Bell of New Jersey and one brother, Peter O’Brien of New Jersey and eight grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday from Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home, Hattiesburg, MS.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date for Mr. Nevin Dean Rouse, 84, of Hattiesburg.
Mr. Rouse passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2010.
He was a retired Land Developer, a U.S. Army Veteran of WW II and a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy & Gertrude Rouse and brother, Jim Rouse.
He is survived by his wife, Willie Eloise Rouse of Hattiesburg; one son, Evan Rouse of Hattiesburg; one daughter, Karin Martin (Lonnie) of Hattiesburg; one sister, Janie Hodges of Pensacola, FL; two brothers, McKerrin Rouse of Lucedale and Hillrie Rouse of Saucier; one grandson, Jason Martin (Lisa); one granddaughter, Selena Broome (Tim) and one great-grandson Nicholas Broome.
Memorials may be made to Shady Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 14146 Hwy 26 W, Lucedale, MS 39452.