March 27, 2005

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 28, 2005

Jeanette H. Gaar

NEWELLTON – Jeanette H. Gaar died Friday, March 25, 2005, at St. Francis Assisted Living in Monroe. She was 80.

Mrs. Gaar was born in Monroe and lived in Newellton for 60 years. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Newellton.

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Survivors include her husband, Iley C. Gaar; two daughters, Pamela Lyles of Newellton and Linda Colvin of Monroe; one son, Russell C. Gaar of Plaquemine, La.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Newellton with the Revs. Todd Sumrall and J. Fulton McGraw officiating. Burial will follow at Legion Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until the hour of the service at the church.

Touphie G. Habeeb

Touphie G. Habeeb died Friday, March 25, 2005 at River Region Medical Center. He was 90.

Mr. Habeeb was a 1933 graduate of Carr Central High School and was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

He was a member of the family grocery business until 1965. He retired from the Waterways Experiment Station Environmental Laboratory in 1989.

He was a lifelong member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church and the Men of the Church.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, William Habeeb, Phillip Habeeb and Shouphie Habeeb, and a sister, Maggie Habeeb Abraham.

He is survived by his wife, Mabel Fulton Habeeb; two daughters, Ann Habeeb of Vicksburg and Pam Boozer and her husband, Michael, of Diamond Head; one son, Alex Habeeb and his wife, Kate, of Madison; two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Sarah Boozer of Diamond Head; one sister, Waddad Buttross of Natchez; one brother, Dr. Alfred H. Habeeb of Birmingham, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Riles Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Diane Short

UNION CHURCH – Diane Short died Friday, March 18, 2005, at Glenburney Nursing Home in Natchez. She was 46.

Mrs. Short was born in Jefferson County and was a member of Bell Hill United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo Short and Essie Mae Brown.

Survivors include three sons, Anthony L. Short, Gabrielle Short and Karizma Lashanda Short, all of Union Church; three brothers, Willie L. Short of Memphis, Leo Short Jr. of Lorman and Edward Lee Short of Red Lick; and three sisters, Sarah Lee Barnes and Martha L. Glass, both of Union Church, and Daisy Mae Larry of Fayette.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Bell Hill United Methodist Church, on Perth Road in Union Church, with the Rev. Jimmy McClinton officiating. Burial will follow at Hickory Block Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. today at Rollins Chapel in Fayette and from noon Monday until the hour of the service at the church.