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Obituaries published in the Sunday, March 10, 2002, edition of The Messenger.

Berry Brown

Services for Berry Brown, 92, of Troy who died March 6, 2002, at Edge Regional Medical Center will be at 2 p.m. March 11, 2002, at Mt. Nebo Church with Bishop Leo Lewis officiating.

Burial will be in Mt. Nebo Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Mr. Brown will lie-in-state 1 hour prior to the service.

Mr. Brown was born May 10, 1909, in Pike County. His parents were Louis Brown and Marcle Ellis. He attended The Miracle Temple Church and was a chef for 50 years.

Survivors include a son, Paul Brown; daughter, Katherine Fayson; three grandsons and their wives, Willie and Althea Fayson, Timothy and Felicia Fayson and Daron and Brenda Fayson all of Troy; six granddaughters and

their husbands, Gloria and Willie Brantley, Sheila and Kevin Jackson, Miranda Fayson, Kathy White

and Glenda Fayson all of Troy and Camille and Fred Dix of Evanston, Ill.;

two brothers, Hayes Brown of Brooklyn, NY, and Hubert Brown of Winter Haven, Fla.; sister, Carrie Pearl Gibson of Panama City, Fla.; a loving, caring and devoted great-granddaughter Stacy L. Fayson and a special great-great-granddaughter Skylar Beri Fayson.

Pallbearers and Floral Bearers will be friends of the family.

Myrtle Wiggins Mason

Services for Myrtle Wiggins Mason, 86, of Panama City, Fla., who died March 6, 2002, in a Panama City Hospital were held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Raley officiating.

Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.

She had been a resident of Panama City since 1946 moving from Alabama. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Panama City and a member of the Women’s Club of Panama City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otha Tillery Mason.

Survivors include a son and his wife, Butch and Martha Mason; daughter and her husband Sara and Michael Ross; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother and his wife, Kenneth and Margaret Wiggins and a sister, Cupi Field.

Those desiring may make a contribution to the One Heart Building Fund of First Baptist Church of Panama City in memory of Myrtle Wiggins Mason.

Pallbearers and Floralbearers will be friends of the family.