PICAYUNE — Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good; for His mercy endureth forever.—Psalms 106:1 Services for Martha Ree Williams, 69, of Picayune will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Rose of Sharon Church of God In Christ. The Reverend Louis Thomas will officiate. Elder David Simmons is Pastor. Martha Ree Magee Williams was born September 30, 1942 in Tylertown, Miss., to the late Oliver and Oradee Magee. Martha Ree confessed Christ and was baptized at an early age at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend E.L. Fox. She later joined Bethlehem Baptist Church under the leadership of the Reverend Louis Thomas, Sr. She attended George Washington Carver High School of Picayune. She continued her education at Mae’s Beauty College in Bogalusa, La.; and became a Mississippi State Board Certified Beautician in 1978. Martha united in Holy Matrimony to Handy Gilmore; to this union five children were born. They remained united until his death on August 3, 1971. On January 14, 1978, she was united in Holy matrimony to Hilton L. Williams, Sr. and remained faithful until her departure. She was a Homemaker and formerly owned Martha Ree’s Beauty Salon on Greenview Drive where she specialized in old-fashioned pressing comb and the best Gerry Curls in town. She also formerly worked in various factories, such as The Blanket Factory (Neco), General Box, Stuffed Shirt, and Ramallah, Inc. Martha Ree departed her earthly existence for her eternal home on Monday, December 12, 2011 at Highland Community Hospital in Picayune after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Oliver and Oradee Magee; her first husband, Handy Gilmore; one son, Handy Burnell Gilmore; her identical twin sister, Dessie Ree Stubbs; one brother, Oliver Wendell Magee, Jr.; and one son-in-law, Reginald Smith. She leaves to cherish her loving memories: her devoted husband, Hilton L. Williams, Sr.; six daughters, Kimberly R. Gilmore, Desma S. (Benjamin) Carter, Camille L. Gilmore, Drester L. Smith, Rolanda A. Gilmore, and Michelle D. (Brent) Gray, of Picayune; two step-sons, Hilton L. Williams, Jr., of Dallas, Texas and Jamie Robinson of Catahoula Community; two sisters, Evelyn A. (Paul) Burkett of Catahoula Community, Picayune, and Angela Pittman of Picayune; one brother, Tommy Spiers of Picayune; one brother-in-law, Burnis (Jessie Mae) Gilmore of Heidelburg, Miss.; two aunts, Mary Alice Posey of Tylertown and Hazel Brown of Catahoula Community; one god-daughter, Secundra Ducre of Picayune; 23 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Interment will be at Picayune Cemetery. Brown Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Jackie Kellar, 81, of Poplarville, Miss., passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg.
Annie Jean “Gina” Cohn
“Let not your heart be troubled”…John 14:1.
Annie Jean “Gina” Cohn, 57, departed this life on Tuesday December 3, 2013 at her home in Picayune, Miss., surrounded by her family and friends. She was born on November 8, 1956, to the late Percy Adams Sr. and Martha Adams-Wilkerson in Bogalusa, La. She was the fourth child of ten children.
Richard Arlan Smith
Richard Arlan Smith, 80, passed away December 6, 2013, at his home.
He was born on January 25, 1933, in the Byrd’s Chapel Community.
He graduated high school in 1951 from McNeill High School, McNeill, Miss.
Herberta Louise Randolph Holland
Herberta Louise Randolph Holland, 97, a recent resident of Picayune, Miss., passed away Monday, December 2, 2013 at Millbrook Gardens Assisted Living Home.
Ivan Christopher “Chris” Seal
Ivan Christopher “Chris” Seal, 38, of Bear Creek passed away Monday, December 2, 2013.
Joji Tomei, 88, of Carriere, Miss., passed away Monday, November 25, 2013.
Visitation will be held Saturday December 7, 2013 at Picayune Funeral Home beginning at 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon with a short memorial service directly after.
Rebbie F. Smith
Funeral Services for Rebbie F. Smith, 87, of Picayune, Miss., who passed away Monday, December 2, 2013, will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Darrell Luther Mitchell
Graveside services for Darrell Luther Mitchell who passed away December 2, 2013 at 89 years old, born January 27, 1924, will be held Thursday, December 5, 2013, at New Palestine Cemetery in Picayune, Miss., at 2 pm for family and friends.
Donald Ray Combs
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes…” — Revelation 21:4
Donald Ray Combs, 70, of Edmonton, Ky., passed away Friday, November 29, 2013, at the NHC Healthcare Facility in Glasgow. Born in Glasgow, he was a son of the late Rex and Laverne Greer Combs. Donald Ray was employed in construction and building maintenance and he was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army.
Challen Reece O’Meara
Funeral Services for Challen Reece O’Meara , 52, of Picayune, Miss., who passed away Saturday, November 30, 2013, will be held Thursday, December 5, 2013, at 1 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.
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