Funeral services were held Friday, July 16, 2015, at Saulters Moore Chapel in Prentiss, MS, for Mr. Lonnie Brinson Carson, age 92, who passed away July 14 at Wesley Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS. Rev. Jimmy McGee officiated. Interment followed at Brady Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Charles Martin, Gary Conwell, Gerald McNease, Wallace Carson, Kenny Wayne Carson, Larry Rogers, Mike Rogers and Billy Bridges.
Lonnie was born November 20, 1922, in Lawrence County, MS. He was the son of Wallace T. Carson and Pearlie Ward Carson. He was a trucking owner & operator, delivering petroleum products throughout West Texas and New Mexico. He was a WWII Navy Veteran and well known as “the” mechanic for farm equipment.
In 1979 he moved with his wife, Anna to Jefferson Davis County, MS, where they built their home and operated a small farm.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Hope Carson of Prentiss, MS; one son, Thomas Longnecker (Bonnie) of Long Beach, MS; granddaughters, Karen Christine Hamm (Greg) of Franklin, TN, Beth Anne Smith (Greg) of Austin, TX, and Sarah Ellen Bernfeld (Ben) of Round Rock, TX; great-grandchildren, Ida Pearl and Otto B. Smith and Axel E. Bernfeld. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty Gunn Carson; daughter, Julia Anne Carson; sister, Exer Carson McNease; six brothers, W.T. (Dub) Carson, John A. (Whitey) Carson, Bob Carson, Dean Carson, Milton Carson and Frank Carson.
Saulters-Moore Funeral Services of Prentiss handled all arrangements.