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BITE Saturday, October 30, 1993 Hattiesburg AMERICAN 5A STATE OBITUARIES Humorous visit Michael American SIGN UP: Mississippi humorist Jerry Clower, right, signs an autograph for Ruby Pittman during the Baptist Medical and Dental Mission International's annual banquet Friday night. The group celebrated its 25th year of service. Jackson company wants to go public JACKSON (AP) Lamar Financial Group the Jacksonbased holding company that owns Lamar Life Insurance would like to go public with the sale of 3 million shares of common stock at $12.50 to $14.50 each. 98 The offering reportedly could net about $37 million to ensure the "growth of the group's insurance operations, but it could raise as much as $42.6 million if an option to sell 450,000 extra shares is exercised. The company recently changed its name from Whitehall Financial Group to Lamar Financial to become more closely identified with Lamar Life.

Currently, the Bronfman de Gunsburg family trusts and the Moross family trusts own virtually all of the group's common stock. They would retain control after the of- Pretending fering as majority stockholders. The stock, which wouldn't pay a dividend, would be traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol LMAR. Lamar and underwriters Alex. Brown Sons Inc.

of Baltimore, and Morgan Keegan Co. Inc. of Memphis, did not name a specific date when trading could begin in the registration statement. The registration statement, filed Sept. 27, is now before the SEC for review.

Lamar Life sells universal life insurance, annuities and term life to individuals and administers and markets health care programs. It's rated A (excellent) by Weiss Research Inc. and by A.M. Best, who review insurance companies. Lamar Life was founded in 1906.

Steve American MINI FANTASY: Rachel Browning, 4, eats cheese crackers while dressed as Minnie Mouse during "Let's Pretend Day" at First Baptist Church's Discovery Center. PUBLIC SAFETY Hattiesburg Michael E. Jordan, 25, of North Hills Drive in Hattiesburg faces a burglary charge Friday, said police Sgt. Mike Hammer. Michael Myers of the 2300 block of West Fourth Street reported the burglary to police Friday.

Bedroom furniture was stolen from the residence, Hammer said. A juvenile also has been connected with the burglary, Hammer said. Candace Morris of Hattiesburg reported a burglary to her residence Friday in the 300 block of Cypress Street. An Emerson videocassette recorder valued at $200 was stolen. More than $1,600 in tools and equipment were stolen from McMullen Equipment on Broadway Drive.

Paul Lawson reported the theft to Hattiesburg police Friday. Stella McAtee reported a theft at the Foxy Lady Store at 4400 Hardy Street. More than $600 in ladies clothing was reported stolen. Forrest County Jon Cababiss, 36, of Purvis faces a charge of possessing a controlled substance. I Christopher Hipps, 26, of Hattiesburg faces a false pretense charge.

Taylor, 32, of Purvis Gary faces a probation violation Helen McNair MAGEE Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olive Presbyterian Church for Helen McNair of Mount Olive, who died Oct. 29, 1993, at her residence. Interment will be in Mount Olive Cemetery. Mrs.

McNair was a registered personal nurse for Joe Johnston for seven years and worked at the Covington County Hospital for 30 years. She was a graduate of Gilfoy School of Nursing started her career at the Mississippi State Sanatorium. After her retirement, she was associated with Collectors Corner Antiques in Mount Olive. She was a member of Presbyterian Women in the church and was a graduate of Satartia High School of Yazoo County. She was preceded in death by one son, Carl McNair, one brother, Henry Creel of Bentonia, and one sister, Bernice Hopson of Bentonia.

Survivors include three sons, John W. McNair Jr. of Collins, Steve McNair of Clinton and Earl McNair of New Orleans; two daughters, a Kay McNair of French Camp and Paula Pierce of Scooba; two sisters, Annice Rogers of Mount Olive Clarice Mathis of Collins; and nine grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the French Camp Academy. Visitation will begin at 4:30 p.m.

today at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home today in Magee, which is in charge of arrangements. Mary McCullum Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Hattiesburg for Mary McCullum, 86, of Hattiesburg, who died Oct. 23, 1993, at Bay Street Conva-Rest in Hattiesburg. The Rev.

Kenneth Fairley will officiate. Interment will be in Scott Street Cemetery. Survivors include one grandson, Clarence Jones of Hattiesburg. Century Funeral Home in Hattiesburg is in charge of arrangements. Onie O.

Green LAUREL Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel for Onie O. Green, of Mobile, who died Oct. 27, 1993, at her residence. The Rev.

Thomas Glover will officiate. Interment will be Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Laurel. Mrs. Green, a homemaker, was a member of South Bay Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Mobile, Ala. She was preceded in death by her husband, William A.

Green. Survivors include two daughters, Lucille Green Saul of Ocean Springs and Ruth Green Waller of Mobile; one brother, J.W. Collins of Springfield, two sisters, Ethel McGill of Laurel and Ruby Walters of Laurel; five grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel. McKinley Carter Services are scheduled for 3 p.m.

Sunday at Shady Grove Baptist Church in the Kelly Settlement community for McKinley "Pie" Carter, 58, of Meridian, formerly of Hattiesburg, who died Oct. 24, 1993, at his residence. The Rev. R.W. Woullard Jr.

will officiate. Interment in Shady Grove Cemetery. Survivors include his mother, Martha Dillard of Hattiesburg; his father, Sidney Carter of Mobile, two sons, Bernasky Carter of Atlanta and Tony Williams of Chicago; five daughters, Veronica McKune and Tracy Carter, both of Washington, D.C., Elatsky McFarland of Hattiesburg, Vicky Montgomery, of Montgomery, Lagrone of Tulsa, three sisters, Margarett Heard of Chicago, Whirlene Shepard of Washington, D.C., Myra Carter of Mobile, three brothers, John Carter of Satsuma, Varrone Dillard of New Orleans, and Willie Dillard of Wurgverrg, Germany; grandchildren one Visitation will be from 7 to 9 great seven, p.m. today at Century Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, which is in charge of arrangements. Reynold Carlson NASHVILLE, Tenn.

(AP) Reynold E. Carlson, the U.S. ambassador to Colombia from 1966- 69 and an economics consultant to the United Nations from 1946- 47, died Oct. 27, 1993, following a lengthy illness. He was 81.

Carlson also was an economics professor at Vanderbilt University and Johns Hopkins University and an associate director of the Ford Foundation's Latin American program. Willie D. McCullum Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Memorial Chapel in Hattiesburg for Willie D. McCullum, 56, of Hattiesburg, who died Oct.

22, 1993, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. The Rev. Cecil Newell will officiate. Interment will be in Scott Street Cemetery. McCullum was a former employee of Hercules for eight years.

He later moved to California where he worked at Stanford Hospital for 20 years. He was a coach for Ravenwood Little League in California. He returned to the Hattiesburg area after his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.

Pink McCullum. Survivors include his wife, Mary McCullum of Hattiesburg; one son, Ernest McCullum of Hattiesburg; one daughter, Valerie McCullum of Sacramento, three sisters, Mary Ethel Marshall and Ruthie Mae Carter, both of Hattiesburg and Mildred McDuffy of Baltimore, four brothers, Johnny McCullum, Joe McCullum and Robert McCullum, all of Hattiesburg and Willie Dean McCullum of Illinois; five grandchildren. Memorial Funeral Service in Hattiesburg is in charge of arrangements. Paul J. Venus GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas Memorial services are scheduled for 1 p.m.

today at Bean-MasseyBurge Funeral Home in Grand Prairie, Texas, for Paul Joseph Venus, 73, of Grand Prairie, who died Oct. 27, 1993, at Transitional Hospital of America in Arlington, Texas. The Rev. Charles Davis will officiate. Mr.

Venus, a Hattiesburg native, had lived in Grand Prairie for the past nine years. He attended the University of Mississippi, where he majored in aeronautical engineering. Mr. Venus served in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years retiring in 1967.

He served in World War II in the Pacific and European theaters and later in Korea and in Vietnam. He served with the "Flying Tigers" in China and was stationed at Wheeler Air Force Base in Hawaii during the attack on Pearl Harbor. During his military career, Mr. Venus earned two Silver Stars, one Bronze Star, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, 26 Air Medals and two Purple Hearts. After retiring from the U.S.

Air Force, Mr. Venus owned the Delta Pacific Exploration, an oil and gas producing company. He later sold this business and began selling aircraft worldwide. He had been a director of the GOW International a Baltimore based heavy industrial consulting engineering firm, as a liaison officer of the corporation. He was involved with sales and marketing for the company's overseas operations.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Cunningham Venus of Grand Prairie; one son, Jim Venus, U.S. Air Force of Aviano, Italy; one daughter, Susan Venus of Greenville, Texas; one brother, Joseph Venus of Hattiesburg; and two grandchildren. Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home in Grand Prairie is in charge of arrangements. Sherlon Quick ATMORE, ALA. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m.

today at Atmore Memorial Funeral Home in Atmore, for Sherlon "Frog" Quick, 58, of Atmore, who died Oct. 28, 1993, at Atmore Community Hospital. The Rev. C.L. Langford will officiate.

Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore. Mr. Quick, a native of Seminary, was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign War. Survivors include his wife, Charlene Quick of Atmore; three sons, David Quick of Atmore and Johnny Quick and Joey Quick, both of Raleigh; two daughters, Lee Ann Quick of Atmore and Monica Knight of Raleigh; one brother, John R. Quick of New Augusta; two sisters, Wanda Jones of Petal and Jennie Smith of Big Lake, Alaska; and three grandchildren.

Atmore Community Funeral Home in Atmore is in charge of arrangements. Lois V. Johnson LAUREL Lois V. Johnson, 67, of Laurel died Oct. 29, 1993, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.

Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel is in charge of arrangements. OBITUARY POLICY The American publishes obituaries free of charge. To have an obituary published, simply provide all pertinent information including a photograph, if desired to your funeral director, and ask your funeral director to contact the American at 582-4321. Mildred E. Donnell LAUREL Services are scheduled for 2 p.m.

Sunday at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel for Mildred E. Donnell, 72, of Laurel, who died Oct. 29, 1993, at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel. The Rev. Randy Turner will officiate.

Interment will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Laurel. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Joe Webb, Reese Tillman, Sam Lindsey, Lonnie Meaders, Don Norman, R.A. Irby, Carl Willis and Scott Walters. Mrs. Donnell was a retired registered nurse.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Laurel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Donnell, and one sister, Marcelle Mooney. Survivors include two brothers, C.A. Easterling of Laurel Dees Easterling of Laurel; and one sister, Nell Rusling of Kerrville, Texas. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m.

today at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel, which is in charge of arrangements. Louis P. Forsmark Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today, at Moore Funeral Home Hattiesburg for Louis P. Forsmark, 78, of Petal, who died unexpectedly Oct.

28, 1993, at his residence. The Rev. John Scanlon will officiate. Interment will be in Roseland Park Cemetery in Hattiesburg. Pallbearers will be Noah Parrett, Tom Parrett, Charles Dickerson John Davis, Bobby Green and Anthony Green.

Mr. Forsmark was a native of Canton but had lived most of his life in the Petal area. For the past five years, he was a night watchman for the Resinall Co. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War posts in Hattiesburg and Petal and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Forsmark of Petal; one Louie Lee Forsmark of Petal; five sisters, Marth Miller of Kenner, Sara Ford of Metairie, Dot Elkins of Waveland, Hilda Walcott of South Laguna, and Margaret Thorpe of California; and one granddaughter. Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg is in charge of arrangements. Vera E. Hayes LAUREL Services are scheduled for 10 a.m.

today at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel for Vera Emily Howse Hayes, 88, of Laurel, who died Oct. 30, 1993, at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel. The Rev. Tom Rayburn will officiate. Interment will be in Rushton Cemetery in Jones County.

Pallbearers will be William H. Shows, Barry Howse, David Howse, Ben Howse, Chester Thornton and Robert W. Sanders. Mrs. Hayes served as Jones County tax assessor for 35 years.

She was an active member of the Second Avenue Baptist Church and the Faith Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Business Womens Club, the Waynesboro Drive Garden Club, the Laurel-Jones County Historical Society and many other organizations. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Clarence Hayes. Survivors include a host of nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel is in charge of arrangements.

AS MOORE FUNERAL SERVICE HATTIESBURG WIGGINS-PURVIS PRENTISS Mr. Harlin L. Norman Purvis Services 11 a.m. Saturday First Baptist Church Purvis Interment Coaltown Cemetery Mr. Louis P.

Forsmark Petal Services 1:30 p.m. Saturday Moore Chapel Interment Roseland Park Cemetery SERVICE MEASURED NOT BY MEMBER GOLD THE ORDERS BUT BY OF THE THE GOLDEN GOLDEN RULE Artis Joseph Baxter LUMBERTON Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Winstead-White Funeral Home chapel in Lumberton for Artis Joseph Baxter, 75, of Lucedale, who died Oct. 29, 1993, at Sterlington Memorial Hospital in Sterlington, La. Interment will be in Talowah Cemetery.

Mr. Baxter was a retired farmer and carpenter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Jay Rutledge Baxter, and one son, Joseph Clayton Baxter. Survivors include two daughters, Thelma Ann Baxter of Lucedale and Marcie M. Wilcox of Laporte, Texas; one son, Clarence Raymond Baxter of Lu-! cedale; two sisters, Katie Butler of Hattiesburg and Florence Reinhaus of Mobile, three brothers, Hubert Baxter and Johnnie Baxter, both of Lucedale, and Clyde Baxter of Sumrall; two grandchildren and one great Visitation grandchild.

will be from 6 to 10 p.m. today at Winstead-White Funeral Home in Lumberton, which is in charge of arrangements. Ashley Renee Mayo LAUREL Graveside services are scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Renee Sandersville Mayo, 2 Cemetery months for Ashley. daughter of Robert and Tammy, Mayo of Livingston, who' died Oct.

27, 1993, at North Oaks Medical Center in Ham-1 mond, La. The Rev. Donnie Parker will' officiate. Survivors include her parents; one sister, Amber Mayo of Liv-; ingston, her Mary and James Holifield of ingston, Barbara and Tex. Myrick of Heidelberg and: Charles King Sr.

of Lakeland, and her great-grandparents, Louis and Jessie Pates of Sand-! ersville, and Dorothy and Mayo of Livingston, La. Visitation will begin at noon today at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel, which is in' charge of arrangements. Carolyn L. Fillingane Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home chapel in Hattiesburg for Carolyn Levada Fill-: ingane, 91, of Hattiesburg, who died Oct.

28, 1993, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. The Revs. Julius Carter Thompson and Dr. Russell Bush will Interment will be. in Highland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Perry Fillingane, Harvey Fillingane, Marvin lie Clements, Franklin Bryant, B.J. Aultman, Marvin Clements and Arnold Grady. Mrs. Fillingane was a native of the Salem community of Covington County and was a longtime resident of Hattiesburg. She was a member of Main Street Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Virgil L. Fillingane of Hattiesburg; one daughter, Bonnie F. Brady of Richmond, one son, Hulon P. Fillingane of Vienna, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m.

today at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, which is in charge of arrangements. charge. Gus Saucier of Purvis faces a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Herman McGilvery, 27, of Hattiesburg faces a charge of probation violation. Joey C.

Speights, 24, of Hattiesburg, was arrested and jailed on burglary charges. Patricia Watson, 29, of Hattiesburg faces a charge of driving under the influence. It was her third offense. Lamar County The Lamar County Sheriff's Department reported no felonies or grand larcenies. Jones County The Jones County Sheriff's Department received the following calls: six requests to open car doors, three burglaries, one suspicious vehicle, one suspicious person, five accidents with no injuries, one accident with minor injuries, one larceny, one message delivery, one stolen car tag, one public drunk, one family disturbance, one stranded motorist and one 911 hang-up.

Laurel The Laurel Police Department reported no felonies or grand larcenies. By Tarsha McLaurin Hulett Winstead Funeral Home, Inc. 582-1571 205 Bay Street Mr. Herbert "Hub" Miller Sumrall Services 11 a.m. Saturday Hulett-Winstead Chapel Interment Hickory Grove Cemetery Mrs.

Carolyn Levada Fillingane Hattiesburg Services 3 p.m. Saturday Hulett-Winstead Chapel Interment Highland Cemetery Mr. Artis Joseph Baxter Lucedale, Ms. Services 2 p.m. Sunday Winstead White Lumberton Chapel Interment Talowah Cemetery Evan Ladner Benton, Ms.

Services 10 a.m. Saturday Winstead-White Poplarville Chapel Interment Juniper Grove Cemetery MEMBER BY NATIONAL INVITATION SELECTED MORTICIANS.

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