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law, Harry Cain of McComb; three panion, Doris Sexton of Walnut; two I~:~i '# ~*'" :i!~l nephews, James Young of Summit,step-daughters, Patricia Butler and ' Michael Perkins and wife Elaine of husband Charles of Walnut and Gloster, and Lt. John H. Jones II Mary Jo Gibbons of Walnut; one ii) l and wife Veleka of 8each Park, III; step-son, Steven Sexton of Walnut; ~,i i': ii i-.: ': i:! :. :: O tuarles 1.~ "" '~,1 one niece, Ada D. Perkins of Liber- two sisters, Geneva Peoples of Lib- ty; five godchildren, Deacon Sharon erty and Mary Ann Gordon of L. Magee of Sandy Hook, Joann ALLEN "BUBBA" RAVENCRAFT, JR. Religious services were held for Allen =Bubba Ravencraft, Jr 50; of Liberty, Thursday, April 26, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty. Rev. Dusty Rhodes officiat- ed. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery, Mr. Ravencraft passed away, Friday, April 20, 2007, at his resi- dence in Liberty. Born August 15, 1956, in Clin- ton, La Mr. Ravencraft was the son of the late Allen Parnell Raven- craft, Sr. and Margaret Louise Ogden Ravencraft. Mr. Ravencraft was a carpenter for Barber Brothers Contracting Co. of Baton Rouge, La. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the out- doors. Mr. Ravencraft is survived by one son, James Alien Ravencraft of Oenham Springs, La.; one daugh- ter, Brittany Renee Ravencraft of Denham Springs; his mother; one sister, Patricia Partin of Livingston, La.; two uncles, Earl Ravencraft and wife Gladys of Wilson, La and James Harlen Ogden and wife Edna of Maurpeaus, La.; one niece, Amanda ShaRon Rando and hus- band, Joey of Denham Springs; two nephews, Anthony Eugene Shelton of Livingston and Ronald Allen Duvic of Zachary; one great- nephew, Noah All Rando of Den- ham Springs; and other family members and friends. MICKIE A. BEARD Funeral services were held for Mickie Sue AIIred Beard, 57, of Smlthdale, Saturday, April 28, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Jones Family Funeral Services in McComb. Rev. Mike Alexander officiated. Burial was in Concord Cemetery. Mrs. Beard passed away Tues- day, April 24, 2007, in Ozark, Alabama. Born November 2, 1949, in Pike County, Mrs. was the daughter of Casey and Billy Freeman Alfred. Mrs. Beard was a retired beauty operator and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Beard was preceded in death by her father. Mrs. Beard is survived by her faithful lifetime companion, George Crofoot of Smithdale; one son and daughter-In-law, Brad and Donna P.dce of Plaasaoton Calif.; one stepson, .George ,Crofoot IV and wife Roberts of Smithdale; two brothers, David AIIred of Smithdale and Stan AIIred of Bogue Chitto; two sisters, Judy Touchstone of MoComb and Cindy Hughes of Naples, Florida; three grandchil- dren, Samantha, Casey and Stephen Price of Pleasanton, Calif.; four step-grandchildren, Renee, Kathy, Robert and George Crofoot of Smithdale; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Kevin Touch- stone, Kyle Touchstone, Jeromy Hughes, Bdan Palen, Josh AIIred, Shane Hughes, Kirk Touchstone and Cole.Hedges: MOTHER DOROTHY YOUNG Funeral services were held for Mother Dorothy "Dot" Young, 71, of Summit, Saturday, April 28, 2007, 12 noon at Parson Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Liberty. Rev. Dr. Willie J. Jones officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Ms. Young passed away Tues- day, April 24, 2007, at King's Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven. Born February 18, 1936, in Amite County, Ms. Young was the daughter of theiate John H. and Mary Brown Young. Ms. Young joined Parson Hill M.B. Church and accepted Christ as her saviour at an early age. Maintaining her membership, Ms. Young served on the usher min- istry, pastor's aide and mother board. She worshiped faithfully also with the New Zion Union Baptist Church in Bogue Chitto. A 1954 graduate of Liberty Rosenwald High School, Ms. Young attended Southwest Missis- sippi Community College in busi- ness administration. She was a retiree of the Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center dietary department, after which she became a private sitter and assis- tant manager of D&F Productions. in addition to her parents, Ms. Young was preceded In death by one son, 8teven A. Young; two daughters, Janlca and Teresa Young; two brothers, James and Jessie Young; two sisters-In-law, Edna and Florence Young; one sis- ter, Aria Young; one nephew, Jessie Short; and one niece, Eva Fisher. Ms, Young Is survived by a devoted daughter, 8andra Faye Young of Summit; five grandchil- dren, Ashley, Caleb and Shaugh- neeey Young, all of Summit, Tammy McDowell of Liberty and Michael Brumfleld of Biloxl; a devot- ed sister and brother, Jullatte Young and John H. Young of Sum- mit; one daughter-in-law, Marjorie D. Young of McComb; one son-in- Middleton, Diane Hill, Gary L. Mer- chant and Sharon Hill, all of Brookhaven; three god grandchil- dren, Abigail and Walter Jordan of McComb and Reggina Magee of Hattiesburg; faithful friends, Lottie Jagers and Dr. and Mrs. Renie Jor- dan, all of McComb, and Emma Carroll of Greensburg, La.; and other family members and friends. HILTON ALLEN -Funeral services were held for Hilton Allen, Saturday, April 28, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Terry's Creek M.B. Church. Rev. Milton Patterson and Rev. Alphonse Patterson offici- ated. Burial was in Sherman Mis- sionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Allen passed away Satur- day, April 21, 2007, at his resi- dence. Born July 26, 1942, in Amite County, Mr. Allen was the son of, Will and Rosie Lee Bates Allen, both deceased. Mr. Allen was employed as a logger. At an early age, he gave his life to Christ and joined Sherman M.B. Church, where he served as an usher and was a member of the senior choir and male chorus. In addition to his parents, Mr. Allen was preceded in death by three sisters, Annie Mae Bates, Bertha Allen and Ophelia Allen. Mr. Allen is survived by his devoted wife, Christine Allen; three daughters, Belinder Hymes of sum- mit, Sonya Allen of Osyka and Sharon Allen of McComb; one god- child, Carlos Young of Smithdale; two grandsons, Quinence Allen of Osyka and Alexander Hymes of Summit; two granddaughters, Mi'Shayla Ashley and La'Tyra Ash- ley, both of Magnolia; five sisters, Queen Lenoir, Jean Allen, and Florida Wil!iams, all of Summit, and Lorena Allen and Edith Allen, both of Ellisville; four brothers and sis- ters-in-law, Willie D. Allen of McComb, Fred and Dorothy Allen of Chicago, Clifton and Cleo Allen of Magnolia and Eddie and Vickie Allen of Bogue Chitto; six brothers- in-law, Herbert Gatlin of New Orleans, Bobby Cotton of Osyka, Mack Gutter and wife Earlene of Milwaukee, Willie Cotton and wife Julia of Oxnard, Calif Roosevelt Haynes and wife Essie of Harvey, I!1, and Joe Haynes of Wilcox, N.Y.; one adopted sister, Barbara Addi- son of Magnolia; a special cousin, Johnnie B. Simmons Addison; a special niece, Jeanne Boykins; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, church family and friends. WILLIE MAE MORGAN Funeral services were held for Willie Mae Morgan, 89, of Smith- dale, Saturday, April 28, 2007, at 12 noon at Good Hope Free Will Baptist Church. Bishop Robert Thompson, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery with Cook's Enterprise Funeral Home of McComb in charge of arrange- ments. Mrs: Morgan passed away Thursday, April 19, 2007, at Ochsner's Foundation Hospital in New Orleans. Born December 14, 1917, in Amite County, Mrs. Morgan was the daughter of Lula Gant, deceased, and Abe Bradham. In addition to her mother, Mrs. Morgan was preceded in death by her former husband, Curtis Morgan; a brother, Albert Gant; a sister, Nancy Rostic; a son, Walter Mor- gan; two grandsons, Rennie and Archie Morgan; a granddaughter, Kitty Morgan; two daughters-in-law, Martha Morgan and Janice Morgan. Mrs. Morgan is survived by nine children and their spouses, Charles and Monica Morgan, Evelyn and Albert Bell, Julia Morgan, Freddie Morgan, Fannie and Bernard Jones, Larry Morgan, Jerry and Ella Morgan, Perry and Cookie Morgan and Joy and David Proctor; two brothers, the Rev. Leonard Gant and Virece Gant, both of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three sisters, Mar- garet Smith, Bernice Riley and Edith Diaper, all of Grand Rapids; a daughter-in-law, Carmel Morgan; forty-nine grandchildren; one-hun- dred and five great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. JAMES MORRIS LOVE Funeral services were held for James Morris Love, 66, of Walnut, MS, Friday, April 13, 2007, at 2:00 p.m, at Tiplersville Baptist Church. Bro. Tim Bass and Bro. Randy Futral officiated. Burial was in Tiplersville Cemetery with Ripley Funeral Home in charge of arrange- ments. Mr. Love passed away Wednes- day, April 11, 2007, at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. Mr. Love was a member of Tiplersville Baptist Church and an Oil Field worker in Louisiana and Texas. Mr, Love was preceded in death by his parents, Tom Love and Min- nie Jones Love. Mr. Love is survived by his com. Natchez; and one brother, Mike Love of McComb. Pallbearers were Michael Hop- per, Gary Ray Hopper, Guyton Wilkerson, Josh Gibbons, David Horton and Shane Williamson. COMMUNITY TEEBALL LEAGUE Girls and Boys Ages 3-9 are welcome to come join our Commu- nity Teeball League! CALL AND SIGN UP TODAY! For more details call Mr. David Taylor at 601-657- 9292(work) or 601-341-0273(ce11). 2007 SUMMER CAMP Parents of children ages 5-13 are invited to Register for our 4th annual 2007 Summer Camp. Sum- mer Fun-Filled Activities! May 30- August 4. Activities include Bowl- ing, Self-Defense classes, Basket- ball, Movie Matinee, Bible Class, Board Games and MUCH MORE! This year's grand finale will be a trip to Blue Bi-U Water Park! Hurry so you don't miss out. For more information call Mr. David Taylor at 601-657-9292 or 601-341-0273. The Street Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank everyone who came to support the fire department and community during our open house on April 21,2007. We would also like to thank the local businesses that supported us through their donations of gifts which allowed us to give prizes. Because of your time and donations our open house was a great success. DOUBLE TALK When someone says to me, "No offense is intended," I know from experience I'm about to be offended. When someone says, " I mean Nothing personal by this," I brace for something personal. It's never known to miss. When one hints, "1 say this For your own benefit," I get a certain feeling I'm about to be hit. When someone says to me, "I speak as friend to friend," I know from experience, Our friendship will soon end. Perry Tanksley WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCartney, of Centreville, announce the engage- ment and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Samantha Elaine McCartney to Jaren McMain Mabry of Liberty. Vows will be exchanged by the couple on Saturday, the nineteenth of May at the Centreville United Methodist Church. The Reverend Mrs. Cathron Camp will officiate the six o'clock ceremony. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Mrs. Elaine Anderson Netterville and the late D.M. (Sonny) Netterville of Gloater, and Mrs. Earnestine Thornton McCartney and the late Mr. C.N. McCartney of Centreville. Samantha is a graduate of Centreville Academy and Southwest Missis- sippi Community College; she will graduate in May from Southeastern LOuisiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Con- sumer Science. The prospective bridegroom's the sonn of Mr. and Mrs. John Mabry, Jr. of Liberty. He is the grandson of Mrs. Linda Mabry and the late Mr. John Mabry, Sr. of Liberty, and Mrs. Gloria Bates and the late Mr. Jimmy Bates of Liberty. Jaren is a graduate of Amite School Center and is employed by Sam Mabry Lumber Company. Friends and relatives of the couple are cordially invited to attend the wedding and the reception which will immediately follow the ceremony at the home of the bride's parents. STRATTON ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY Robert W. Stratton, Sr. has announced his candidacy for Jus- tice Court Judge-Northern District. He is seeking your support and votes to help with his campaign. Stratton has been in the law profession for many years in many fields. He and his wife, Mary, have recently taken the journey of open- ing Liberty Bell's Book and Candle on Main Street diagonal from the Courthouse. Stratton hopes to make a change and a big differ- ence in all aspects of his post once he is elected. MOTHER This is a truly BEAUTIFUL piece. Please read this at a slow pace, digesting every word and in leisure do not hurry this is a treasure For those lucky to still be blessed with your Mum, this is beautiful. For those of us who aren't, this is even more beautiful. For those who are morns, you'll love this. The young mother set her foot on the path of life.' "Is this the long way?" she asked. And the guide said: "Yes, and the way is hard. And you will be old before you reach the end of it. But the end will be better than the beginning." But the young mother was happy, and she would not believe that any- thing could be better than these years. So she played with her children, and gathered flowers for them along the way, and bathed them in the clear streams; and the sun shone on them, and the young Mother cried, "Nothing will ever be lovelier than this." Then the night came, and the storm, and the path was dark, and the children shook with fear and cold, and the mother drew them close and covered them with her mantle, and the children said, "Mother, we are not afraid, for you are near, and no harm can come." And the morning came, and there was a hill ahead, and the children climbed and grew weary, and the mother was weary. But at all times she said to the children," A little patience and we are there." So the children climbed, and'when they reached the top they said, "Mother, we would not have done it without you." And the mother, when she lay down at night looked up ,at the stars and said, "This is a better day than the last, for my children have learned forti- tude in the face of hardness. Yesterday I gave them courage. Today, I've given them strength." And the next'day came strange clouds which darkened the earth, clouds of war and hate and evil, and the children groped and stumbled, and the mother said: "Look up. Lift your eyes to the light. "And the children looked and saw alcove the clouds an everlasting glory, and it guided them beyond the darkness. And that night the Mother said, "]his is the best day of all, for I have shown my children God." And the days went on, and the weeks and the months and the years, and the mother grew old and she was little and bent. But her children were tall and strong, and walked with courage. And when the way was rough, they lifted her, for she was as light as a feather; and at last they came to a hill, and beyond they could see a shining road and golden gates flung wide. And mother said, "1 have reached the end of my journey, And now I know the end is better than the beginning, for my children can walk alone, and their children after them." And the children said, "You will always walk with us, Mother, even when you have gone through the gates." And they stood and watched her as she wanton alone, and the gates closed after her. And they said: "We cannot see her but she is with us still. A Mother like ours is more than a memory. She is a living presence " Your Mother is always with you She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street; she's the smell of bleach in your freshly laun- dered socks; she's the cool hand on yourbrow when you're not well. Your Mother lives inside your laughter. And she's crystallized in every tear drop. She's the place you came from, your first home; and she's the map you fol- low with every step you take. She's your first love and your first heart. break, and nothing on earth can separate you. Not time, not space not even deathl PASS THIS ON TO ALL THE MOTHERS & CHILDREN YOU KNOW. MAY WE NEVER TAKE OUR MOTHERS FOR GRANTED Pass it on to the men too because they have mothers too Home is where your story begins. THE SOUTHERN HERALD i Liberty, Mississippi! May 3, 2007 Page 8 ! STOrL 'i;". WE WORK WITH YOUR DOCTOR We follow doctor's orders to the letter. Your prescription and your health depend on ,our reliable, accurate service. CALL ON US: 657-8051 SEE: Ronnie Blalock or Winbourne Sullivan Registered p,harmacists for all your pharmaceutical needs MAIN STREET : LIBERTY, MS AMITE COUNTY CANDIDATES Chancery Clerk Keith Felder (D) Northern District Constable Quin Murray Toney, Jr. Northern District Judge Robert W. Stratton, Sr. If you would like to put your name in the political ad here, call The Southern Herald and let us know! KEITH FELDER ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR CHANCERY CLERK It is my pleasure to announce my candidacy for ChanceryClerk of Amite County. My name is Keith Felder and I am 49 years of age. I am married to the former Shawn Denyse Bates, and we have two children, Alex, age 16 and Ashley, age 12. I am the grandson of the late Herman H. and Bertha Wall Felder and the late .Grover and Myrtis Whittington. My father, William Albert Felder has operated a Dairy Farm in Liberty after being discharged from the mili- tary at the end of WWII, until retiring three years ago. My mother, the late Trudie Whittington Felder (Miss Trudie) was a long time employee of the Department of Welfare in Amite County. 1 was raised in Amite County, and graduated high school in Amite County. After attending Southwest Mississippi Community College, I went on to graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi. I spent a few years away from Amite County, for School and work But my heart was in Amite County the entire time I was away. I retSrned to Amite County in 1988, and reside here now. Being raised on a dairy farm taught me a strong work ethic. I am used to working seven days a week. Amite County deserves a Chancery Clerk that understands when office hours begin and end. One that will be in the office during business hours, to serve the citizens of this area. It is time for a change!!! I would like to thank all of those who have encouraged me and support- ed me in seeking the office of Chancery Clerk of Amite County. Please allow me to take this opportunity to ask for your continued support leading up to the August 7th primary election, and for your vote on that day. "So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full." Matthew 6:2 Lady Bug problems? Try burning a lemon scented candle or lying some lemon rinds near the frames of your house. Flea bombs work also! They don't like vinegar either! , t FAST CASH @ LIBERTY CHECK CASHERS We can help with a Pay Day Advance. NO CREDIT CHECK! Call or come by for more information. 601-657-8093 110 E. Main Street Liberty, Mississippi