Kathleen Kergosien Bender
A truly beautiful soul, Kathleen Marie (Kay) Kergosien Bender, 59, of Beaumont, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 15, 2017.
She was born in Caribou, Maine on May 27,1957, to the joy of Phil and Barbara Kergosien.
Kay's father, Phil Joseph Kergosien, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her dear mother, Barbara Ellis Kergosien; devoted son, Mathew Charles Bender; cherished daughter-in-law Ashley Bender; treasured daughter, Rebecca (Bekah) Bender of Beaumont, Tex.; siblings and spouses, Rick (Sherri) Kergosien; Mary (Keith) Benvenutti; Drs. Bill (Carolyn) Kergosien; Suzi (Bill) Hand; Geoff (Moli) Kergosien; and Pat (Hope) Kergosien, and 25 nieces and nephews.
Kay's passion was being "Mimi” to Peter Charles Bender, 4; and Eleanor Rose Bender.1. She was joyfully anticipating the arrival of her third grandchild, Elise Marie Bender.
Kay was proud to be among the first graduating class of Our Lady Academy in Bay St. Louis. In her youth, she greatly enjoyed sailboat racing at Bay Waveland Yacht Club.
As mother, sister, aunt, and friend, Kay touched so many lives. She will be fondly remembered for her genuine personality, quick wit, and generous spirit.
Arthur Joseph Farve
Arthur Joseph Farve was born on June 19, 1959 Mr. Dennis Harold Farve, Sr. and Mrs. Laura Lee Farve of Bay St. Louis, MS. Arthur graduated from Bay High and went on to work as a public servant, as a Fireman. Arthur was known and as a very loving and caring man, who would do anything within his power to help those in need. On Sunday, January 15, 2017, God granted Arthur permission to take his final rest, supported by family members and those who love him. Arthur was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Harold Farve, Sr.; 1 sister, Gloria Gene Farve; and 1 brother, Michael Anthony Farve. He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother Laura Lee Farve; six brothers, Roland (Alma) Dedeaux, Dennis Harold Farve, Jr., Christopher (LoryJean) Farve, Henry (Andy) Farve, Earl Farve, Terry Mccrory; five sister, Edna Paulette Farve, Alcida Farve-Paige, Antoinette (Tyrone) Farve-Wright, Angela Farve, Paula Farve and a host of relatives and friends.
Anthony “A.J.” Sconza, Jr.
Anthony Joseph "A.J." Sconza, Jr., 67 of Bay St. Louis, MS passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 in Bay St. Louis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony J. & Elaine P. Sconza; brother, Steven D. Sconza; and two nieces, Hannah Meaders & Dena McNeese.
A.J. is survived by his wife, Patricia Sconza of Bay St. Louis, MS; brother, John D. Sconza of New Orleans, LA; four sisters, Sharon S. Barnes (Hugh), Melissa S. McManus (Danny) both of Bay St. Louis, MS; Mary S. Glaviana (Mark) of Lumberton, MS; and Trudy S. Villarrubia of Biloxi, MS.
Visitation Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis, MS from 11:00 am until 12 noon with a Prayer Service at noon. Interment will be at Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, MS with Military Honors at 1:30 pm.
Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis, MS is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services will be held Sat. Jan. 21, 2017 at 11 am in Little Zion Baptist Church ffor Mrs. Evelyn Sims age 63 of Waveland, MS, who died Jan. 12, 2017, visitation will be from 9 am until 11 am, two hour before service . She was a member of Little Zion Baptist Church, member of the Usher Board, Serve in the Woman Auxiliary, very active in the children Ministries, Survivors include 3 daughters Tonya Hall, Sherrie Jones, Maria Palmer all of Waveland, MS. 1 brother Walter Williams, Jr. of Waveland, MS. 6 grandchildren. Burial in the Waveland Cemetery under the direction of Baylous Funeral Home.
Norma Lucille Boulton Stevens
Norma Lucille Boulton Stevens, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, Louisiana. She was a long time resident of Diamondhead, Mississippi and recently moved to Summerfield of Hammond Assisted Living Center in Hammond, Louisiana.
Norma was born on July 16, 1926 to George Boulton and Lilia Livingston in Laurel, Mississippi. She had a deep love and appreciation for her family and friends and was best described as a “true Southern lady with a hint of mischief”. She had a heart of gold, saw the good in every person she met and approached life with an unfailingly positive attitude. Her sweet smile and warm welcoming personality touched all who knew her.
Norma was an active member in the Hancock County Republican Women, Queen Mother of the Red Hat Sisterhood Diamondhead Chapeau Rouge, The Dinner Group, and a member of Diamondhead Community Church as well as participated in many activities in Diamondhead during her retirement years. In her working years, she was a bookkeeper in the Tax Department at the Hattiesburg City Hall and office manager at Gretna Furniture in Gretna, Louisiana.
She is preceded in death by her parents, George Boulton and Lelia Livingston.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 70 years, John William Stevens, Jr.; son, John William Stevens, III and wife Margie of Gonzales, Louisiana and two grandchildren, Lisa Stevens Callaway and husband Chris, of Montgomery, Alabama, and John William Stevens IV of Greensboro, North Carolina.
Services for Norma were held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2017, at the Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, with the Reverend Pat Patterson officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Petal, Mississippi.
The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of Summerfield of Hammond for the kindness and love shown to their mother during her illness.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to the VFW Post 2880, P O Box 6192, Diamondhead, MS 39525.
Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, MS is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral service for Amanda Thomas 85, of Killeen, TX will be Saturday at Pleasant Gift Missionary Baptist Church in Canton, Miss. Burial will follow at Pleasant Gift Cemetery. Ms. Thomas passed away January 16, 2017, in Harker Heights, TX.
Amanda Thomas was born November 7, 1931, in Chuncky, MS, to the late Rev. Albert and Lydia Hodge Thomas. Her parents and siblings, Lillie Mae Perry and Carrie Sutherland preceded her in death.
Amanda received her formal education at Cameron Street School in Canton, MS. She enjoyed reading, fellowshipping with friends and family, cooking and taking trips. Amanda accepted Christ at an early age and united with Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ, under the leadership of the late Elder Moses Gibson.
In 1971, she moved to Bay Street Louis, MS where she resided the majority of her adult life. Ms. Thomas was well loved and respected in her community and worship and served as a faithful member of Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ.
Ms. Thomas worked several years for Saint Stanislaus College in Bay St. Louis, MS, but her true passion was the care and love of young children. She dedicated her life to helping shape and groom many children of Bay St. Louise, MS.
In 2012, she moved to Killeen, TX where she lived out the rest of her life with her daughter and grandchildren. During this time, she worshipped at Marlboro Heights Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Shaun L. Moton.
On Monday, January 16, 2017, Sis Amanda made her transition from this earthy tabernacle to be with the Lord. Sis Thomas leaves to cherish her memories, daughter, Bettie Griffin of Nolanville, TX; a special grand-daughter, Mona Odom (Eric) of Killeen TX, granddaughter, Melonie Griffin of Nolanville, TX; grandson, Marcus Griffin of Atlanta, GA. great- grandchildren: Erica Odom, Eric Odom Jr, and Shareek Willis all of Killeen, TX, Annyana Griffin of Riverview, FL and Gabriel Griffin of Atlanta, GA; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Chisolm’s Family Funeral Home in Killeen is in charge of arrangements. Offer condolences at www.chisolmsfuneral.com.