June 5, 2007

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 5, 2007

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Mary Eunice O’Quin

Mary Eunice O’Quin, a former resident of Vicksburg and McComb, died Monday, June 4, 2007, at her daughter’s home in Vicksburg. She was 89.

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Mrs. O’Quin was born April 15, 1918, in Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Florence Cortez. She was a member of East McComb Baptist Church.

Mrs. O’Quin was a lifelong resident of McComb and resided on Avenue D in East McComb. She was known for her crochet work, culinary skills and her caring for others. She was a very loving wife and mother and will be sadly missed by her family.

Mrs. O’Quin was preceded in death by her mother, Florence Cortez of Massachusetts; her husband, Elmer T. O’Quin of McComb; and a sister, Elizabeth Sylvia of Massachusetts.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Daquilla and husband, Jim, of Vicksburg and Barbara Parman and husband, Joe, of Las Cruces, N.M.; two brothers, Harold E. Cortez and Richard F. Cortez, both of Scituate, Mass.; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday morning at Catchings Funeral Home in McComb from 10 until the funeral at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Darby Coombs will officiate. Burial will follow at Enon Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steve Daquilla, David Stuart, Lee Alexander, Stephen Pitzer, Martin Shows, Joseph Shows, Jody Parman and Austin Dillon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ruth and Algie Boone, Ina and Eddie May, Sheila and Billy Boyd and the staff of Patient’s Choice Hospice.

Jewel Dean Swinea Pearce

WAYNESBORO, Tenn. – Jewel Dean Swinea Pearce died Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia, Tenn. She was 77.

Mrs. Pearce was born in Wyler, Ark., to the late Lonnie and Mable White Swinea. She owned and operated a hotel and was a member of Wayne Furnace Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Pearce; three brothers, Steven Joseph Swinea, William L. Swinea Jr. and Samuel E. Swinea; and one sister, Mary Emogene Cook.

She is survived by three sons, Dennis Pearce and Terry Lee Pearce, both of Waynesboro, Tenn., and Elmer &#8220Earnie” Pearce of Lake Forest, Calif.; one daughter, Norma Jean Piazza of Vicksburg; two brothers, Donald Swinea and Raye B. Swinea, both of Waynesboro; two sisters, Lois Ruddle of Waynesboro and Geraldean Johnson of Memphis; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Shackelford Chapel in Waynesboro with Cary Crews officiating. Burial will follow at White Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. Thursday until the service at Shackelford Funeral Home.

R. Charles Robb III

R. Charles &#8220Charlie” Robb III died Sunday, June 3, 2007. He was 60.

Born in Vicksburg, he was the son of the late Robert Charles Robb Jr. and Melba Breazeale Robb. A graduate of H.V. Cooper High School, he received his law degree from the University of Mississippi. He had practiced law in Vicksburg since 1980 and was an outdoorsman and fly fisherman.

He is survived by his wife, Ann S. Robb of Vicksburg; a daughter, Nasus Ann Robb of Vicksburg; a son, C. Richard Robb of Madison; and one sister, Odette R. Bragg of Tierra Verda, Fla.

Private services were conducted by Riles Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society/Mississippi Chapter, 145 Executive Drive, Suite 1, Madison, MS 39110.