OBITUARIES – 7/4/2014

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Douglas Weldon Aultman

BATESVILLE – Douglas Weldon Aultman, 88, formerly of Sumrall, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Providence Assisted Living.

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Funeral services were held Thursday, July 3, at First Baptist Church in Charleston. Newsom Funeral Home of Charleston had charge of arrangements.

Aultman was born September 19, 1925 to the late Frank and Carrie Aultman of Sumrall. He attended Sumrall schools. After serving in the U. S. Navy, he graduated from the University of Mississippi, where he earned a masters degree  in pharmacy. He was a registered pharmacist at Charleston Drug Store, a family business owned and operated for 39 years. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church  and served as chairman of the deacons, chairman of the pastor search committee, and was a Sunday school teacher. Aultman was an active member of the Lions Club.

On March 29, 1950, he married Lottie Willene Knapp, who predeceased him.

Survivors include one son, Weldon Aultman of Indianola; one daughter, Denise Coy of Batesville; one sister, Betty Varner of Madison; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memories may be made to the First Baptist Church, 202 East Main Street, Charleston, MS 38921.

Michael Conrad

AUSTELL, GA. –  Michael Conrad, 50, formerly of Como died Thursday, June 26, 2014 in Austell.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 3 at Mt. Level M. B. Church in Como. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Conrad, born in Como to Etta Pearl Conrad of Como and the late Jody F. Conrad, was an FBI agent.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife Diane Arthurs Conrad of Austell; one daughter Kristal Black of Como; one son, Michael Conrad II of New Bedford, Mass.; four sisters Cynthia Miller of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Shelia Conrad, Teresa Lewers and Darcous Black, all of Como; five brothers, Randy Conrad of Memphis; Marcus Black of Batesville; Timothy Jones of Como; Erik Dandridge and Willie Rog Wilbourn, both of Senatobia; and four grandchildren.

Billy Michael Daniels

SARDIS – Billy Michael Daniels, 61, died Monday, June 30, 2014 at his residence. 

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 3 at Crowder Baptist Church with burial in the Crowder Cemetery.  Ray-Nowell Funeral Home – Sardis Chapel, had charge of arrangements.

He attended First Baptist Church in Sardis and previously attended Crowder Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a very talented willow artist.  

He is survived by his wife, Sherron Daniels of Sardis; two daughters, Tracey Faulkner of Jasper, Ala. and Paige Michelle Daniels of Sardis; three sons, Anthony Daniels of Amory, Michael Wayne Daniels of Wren and Nathan Isaiah Daniels of Sardis; his mother, Shirley Vowel of Batesville; one sister, Teresa Helms of Batesville; five brothers, Doug Daniels of Batesville, Kevin Daniels and Mark Daniels, both of Red Banks, Billy Daniels of Athens, Ga. and Greg Daniels of Smithville, S.C.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Daniels and one great-granddaughter, Kaley Seay. 

Jefferson Burl Pollock

BATESVILLE–– Jefferson Burl Pollock, 85, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at his residence.

Services were held Thursday at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Al Mullan officiated. 

Pollock, born June 11, 1929, in Hohenwald, Tenn., to the late Millard Henry and Ludie Calvert Pollock, was a member of Enon Baptist Church and retired from Evans Products and General Motors as a skilled traders welder after 40 years.

Survivors include: four daughters, Beverly Pollock of Adrian, Mich., Conchetta Pollock Castle of Huntsville, Ala., Deborah Pollock Stokes of Milan, Mich. and Theresa Pollock of Batesville; one son, Bruce Pollock of Whitehills, Mich. 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Mississippi Alzheimers Association, 196 Charmant Place Suite 4, Ridgeland, Miss. 39157 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105-1905. 

Little Ja’Breil Amir Thomas

COURTLAND–– Little Ja’Breil Amir Thomas, infant son of Breanna C. Thomas of Courtland, died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Graveside services were held Sunday at Johnson Chapel Church Cemetery. Tammy Herring officiated. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his grandparents, LaShunda Johnson and Darren Johnson, both of Courtland; great-grandparents Napoleon Jackson, Clarice Jackson, Lou Ella Ford, Robert Thomas, Christine Jackson and Dennis Ford, all of Courtland.