April 9, 2007

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 9, 2007

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Lawrence Max Barnette

Lawrence Max Barnette died Saturday, April 7, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. He was 85.

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A native of Homer, La., Mr. Barnette had lived in Valley Park since 1944. A retired farmer and U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of Valley Park Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas B. and Mary Blanche Lawrence Barnette; his wife, Frances Hamilton Barnette; two daughters, a brother and a sister.

He is survived by a daughter, Pansy B. Ray of Senatobia; two sons, Thomas L. &#8220Rufus” Barnette and William Tim Barnette, both of Valley Park; two sisters, Janie Adkins of Bossier City, La., and Carolyn Warren of Coushatta, La.; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Valley Park Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Ensign officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at Fisher Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. Tuesday until the hour of service at the church.

Pallbearers will be David Wansley, Mitchell Willis, Hugh Halloway, David Yearwood, Lynn Braxton, Rocky Barnette, Charles Kerr and Max Barnette.

Honorary pallbearers will be C.P. Clay, Jesse Willis, Ted Porter, Clifton Porter, Ralph Frisbee, Russell Stewart and Bruce Kilburn.

Memorials may be made to Valley Park Baptist Church, P.O. Box 277, Valley Park, MS 39177 or Baptist Children’s Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060.

William J. Cardin

MONROE – Services for William J. Cardin will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Garlinton officiating. Burial will follow at Legion Cemetery in Newellton, La. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Mr. Cardin died Saturday, April 7, 2007, at St. Francis Specialty Hospital in Monroe. He was 77.

Born in Star City, Ark., Mr. Cardin had lived in Monroe for 10 years. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a welder and member of Memorial Baptist Church in Monroe.

He is survived by his wife, Betty R. Cardin of Monroe; a brother, James Cardin of Grand Junction, Colo.; two sons, William Keith Cardin of Dover, Ark., and Steven Dale Cardin of Newellton; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Phil Arnold, Wally Beale, Dustin Foy, Keith Cardin, Jamie Perry and James Hall.

Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Delaney and George Cooper.

James L. Ferguson Sr.

James L. Ferguson Sr., 77, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, April 7, 2007. A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Riles Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Green Acres Memorial Park.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 5 until 7 tonight.

Jim was born June 12, 1929, to H.L. and Nettie Smith Ferguson in Pangburn, Ark. He received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas in 1958, and continued his post-graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin. He worked for 30 years as an electronic engineer at Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg. Upon retirement, Jim found great satisfaction helping those with hearing impairment through Ferguson Hearing Aid Services.

An avid outdoorsman, Jim founded the Eden Hunting Club to share God’s creation with those who loved to hunt and fish.

Jim’s greatest passions in life were his faith and his family. He was a faithful follower of Christ throughout his lifetime, worshiping at Calvary Baptist, Bowmar Baptist and most recently Morrison Heights Baptist Church in Clinton. He was very involved with the Good News Jail Ministry and was Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 101 for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Retha Garrison Ferguson; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Elizabeth Ferguson; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Chris Goolsby; grandchildren, Christopher Goolsby and Lauren Goolsby, all of Clinton; and brother, Worley Ferguson of Searcy, Ark.

Pallbearers will be Billy Ellis, Joe McCormick, Cecil Langley, Mark McInturff, Glenn Mize and Doug Saxon.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Eden Hunting Club.

Memorials may be made to Morrison Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, 3000 Hampstead Blvd., Clinton, MS 39056-5261; Mississippi Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 1640 Lelia Drive, Jackson, MS 39216; or Magnolia Speech School, 733 Flag Chapel Road, Jackson, MS 39209.

Lillian Fowler Rice

STARKVILLE – Lillian Fowler Rice died Saturday, April 7, 2007, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, Miss. She was 86.

Born in Wilmington, N.C., Mrs. Rice worked as a registered nurse for many years. She was a graduate of James Walker Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, N.C.

She is survived by her husband, Robert &#8220Rob” Rice Sr. of Starkville; two sons, George Rice of Arlington, Texas, and Robert &#8220Rob” Rice Jr. of Starkville; and three grandchildren, Carol Rice, Elizabeth Rice and Dale Rice, all of Arlington.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at New Hope Baptist Church near Starkville. Burial will follow at Adaton Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, Miss.

Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund.