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ADAIR, Essie Mae
POPE, MISSISSIPPI: Essie Mae Adair, 85, died August 19, 2003. She is survived by a daughter, Lorraine Chapman of Pope; 12 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren. Services were held at Springhill Pope Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at Eureka AME Zion Church Cemetery under the direction of Hodges Funeral Home.

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ADAMS, Charlotte
VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI: Charlotte Adams, 94, died September 13, 2004. She attended Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church No. 4. She is survived by a son, James Adams of St. Louis, MO; a daughter, Sadie James of Vicksburg; several nieces and nephews; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 29 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Adams; a brother, C.W. White; a sister, Exelene Mickey; and her parents. Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery with arrangements by W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

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ALLEN, Effie Bell
OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI: Effie Bell Allen, 89, died August 25, 2002. She was born April 6, 1913 to the late John E. and Anne B. Bradford Taylor. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, Lawrence E. Allen of Memphis, TN, Bobby Allen of Jackson, and John Allen of Courtland; two daughters, Betty Conner of Oxford, and Lorene Knight of Madison; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence P. Allen. Burial was at Forrest Memorial Park by Dickins Funeral Home.

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ADAMS, Johnny L., Sr.
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI: Johnny L. Adams Sr., 57, died on February 2, 2004. He was born on April 13, 1946, and was a construction worker on oil rigs. He is survived by his wife, Judy Adams of Clarksdale; four daughters, Nina Avent and Crystal Adams, both of Lula, Rita Whittaker of Columbus and Toni Hodge of Clarksdale; two sons, Johnny Adams Jr. of Moon Lake and Mike Adams of Lula; a sister, Linda Bell of Ocean Springs; two brothers, Larry Adams of Jackson and Joe Adams of Madison; and 6 grandchildren. Interment was at Oakridge Cemetery.

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AIKERSON, Charles L., Sr.
BOVINA, MISSISSIPPI: Charles Lee Aikerson, Sr., 62, died October 16, 2005. He was a retired truck driver for Roadway Express. He attended St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Aikerson; three sons, Charles Lee Aikerson, Jr. and Keith Aikerson, both of Chicago, and Vincent Aikerson of Iraq; four brothers, George Aikerson, Jr. of Crystal Springs, Floyd Aikerson of Lorman, Anderson Aikerson of Bessemer, AL, and Marvin Aikerson of Aurora, IL; a sister, Beatrice Ruffin of Vicksburg; 3 grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends. Services were held at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Bovina with Rev. Tyrone Dixon officiating. Burial was at Carbondale Cemetery in Lorman with arrangements by Lakeview Funeral Home of Vicksburg, MS.

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ALES, Alvin J.
BATESVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Alvin Jackson Ales, 89, died March 4, 2003. He was born September 4, 1913 to the late Robert Benjamin Ales and Nancy Maude Murphy Ales. He was a retired mechanic and a World War II veteran. He was a member of Black Jack Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Katie Mae Warren Ales; a son, Keith Ales of Batesville; a daughter-in-law, Willa Odom Ales of Batesville; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Black Jack Presbyterian Church. Interment was at Black Jack Cemetery under the direction of Dickins Funeral Home.

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ALEXANDER, Mandy
SONTAG, MISSISSIPPI: Mandy Alexander, 87, died December 28, 2000. She was born January 9, 1913 to William Tillman and Luberta Williams Tillman. She was a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her sons, Johnnie Alexander, C.J. Alexander, James Earl Alexander, Willie Fred Alexander, and Curtis Alexander, all of Sontag, McKinley Alexander, Jr. of Jackson, and Effort Alexander of Memphis; her daughters, Mildred Thomas of Sontag, Victoria Reed of Hazlehurst, Lucille Jones of Greensboro, NC, Betty Lassiter of Savannah, GA, and Angeline Brand of Urban, TX; her adopted sons, Jimmy Alexander of New York City, Anthony Alexander of Tinley Park, IL, and Johnny Alexander of Brooklyn, NY; 51 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, McKinley Alexander, Sr.; two sons; two daughters; six brothers; and four sisters. Services were held at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Sontag. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of Williams Mortuary.

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ANDERSON, Savales Jones, Sr.
PHILADELPHIA, MISSISSIPPI: Savalas Jones Anderson Sr., 31, died January 30, 2006. He is survived by his mother, Geraldine Anderson; his sons, Savalas Anderson Jr., Sebastian Anderson and Jadas Anderson; two sisters; and two brothers. He was preceded in death by his father; and by a brother. Services were held at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Henderson Williams officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of John E. Stephens Funeral Home.

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ANGERON, Gillis J., Sr.
BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI: Gillis J. "Pappy" Angeron, Sr., 79, died June 2, 2006. He retired from Live Oak Treatment Center. He served as a U.S. Navy Corpsman during World War II, attached to the 1st Marine Division in the South Pacific. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy M. Angeron; two daughters, Barbara E. Ferguson of Biloxi, and Gay Nell Angeron of Morgan City, LA; two stepdaughters, Sandy Trotter of Memphis, TN, and Billie Kay Livingston of Marietta, OH; three sons, Gillis J. Angeron, Jr. of Biloxi, Stephen K. Angeron of Folsom, LA, and Phillip C. Angeron of Huntington, WV; a brother, Ward Angeron of Morgan City, LA; 15 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nelda Ruth Angeron. Interment was at the Biloxi National Cemetery under the direction of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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ANTHONY, Frank Lee
GRENADA, MISSISSIPPI: Frank Lee Anthony, 74, died July 28, 2003. He was born August 19, 1928 to the late James Kyle Anthony, Sr. and Hattie Morris Anthony. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He is survived by a sister, Martha Major of Batesville; a brother, James Kyle Anthony, Jr. of Conway, AR; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sara Davidson. Burial was at Batesville Magnolia Cemetery by Dickins Funeral Home.

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ANTRIM, Lee F.
GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Lee F. Antrim, 93, died December 31, 1998. He was a retired merchant and farmer. He was born January 29, 1905 to the late George Thomas and Edie Quick Antrim. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Jones Antrim of Greenville; a son, J.W. Moore of Greenville; a daughter, Eugenia Kline of Cleveland, a sister, Effie Jones of Greenville; twelve grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services were conducted by Fletcher-Nowell Funeral Service in Cleveland with Rev. Robert Haney officiating. Interment was at Shaw Cemetery.

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APPLEWHITE, Vashti Lyon
WEST POINT, MISSISSIPPI: Vashti Lyon Applewhite died January 18, 2004. She attended the Main Street Presbyterian Church, PCA in Columbus. She was the daughter of the late Ensley Irene Russell and Emmitt Luther Lyon, and was the widow of Henry Mack Applewhite. She was a retired beautician. She was also a member and past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. Among the survivors are a daughter, Ensley A. Howell and husband Chuck of Pontotoc; a son, Henry J. Applewhite and wife Melba of Aberdeen; five grandchildren, Jennifer Garrett, Amanda Garrett, Russell Applewhite, all of Aberdeen, Ben and John Howell, both of Pontotoc; one sister, Anne L. Gilliland of West Point. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Janet Diane Howell. Services were held at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Danner, the Rev. David Hamilton and Bro. James Ramsey officiating. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery in West Point, MS.

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ARCENEAUX, Clarice Brown
BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI: Clarice Brown Arceneaux, 80, died July 19, 2006. She was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle in D'Iberville. She is survived by three daughters, Jean Kennedy and husband Dennis of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Linda Domme of Biloxi, and Carol Moran and husband Shane of Woolmarket; three sons, Jimmy Brown of Mesa, AZ, David Surrette and wife Julia of Woolmarket, and Kenneth Surrette of Irving, TX; a sister, Elsie Mae Richardson of Oklahoma City, OK; a brother, Harold Brown of Tecumseh, MI; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Christine Brown; and a brother, James Brown. Interment was at Biloxi City Cemetery with arrangements by Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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ASHMORE, Martha Lott
GRENADA, MISSISSIPPI: Martha Hortense Lott Ashmore, 75, passed away December 2, 2003. She was born April 10, 1928. She was a retired cafeteria manager for the Greenwood public schools, and was a Baptist. She is survived by a son, Nelson Ashmore of Grenada; two daughters, Brenda League of Wappapello, MO, and Ann Poirier of Collierville, TN; two sisters, Ora Callis of Holcomb, and Sara Cooper of Des Arc, AR; a brother, Paul "Barney" Lott of Pearl; 7 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and a step great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Ranson Ashmore; and a son, Albert Glen Ashmore.Services were held at Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Grenada with Rev. Cecil Fayard and Rev. Harold Simmons officiating. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery.

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ASSELIN, Roberta
GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI: Roberta "Granny" Asselin, 83, died April 22, 2005. She retired from Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, and attended St. John Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Roberta Iversen of Gulfport; 2 granddaughters; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Leo Asselin. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Gulfport under the direction of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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ATCHLEY, Doyle Edwin
SOUTHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI: Doyle Edwin Atchley, 78, died May 30, 2003. He retired from the U.S. Air Force, and was a hospital administrator. He attended Southaven United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Velda Littlepage Atchley; a daugther, Lisa Kutch of Oxford; two sons, George Atchley of Birmingham, AL, and Jeff Atchley of Collierville, TN; two brothers, Jimmy Atchley of Dallas, TX, and Max Atchley of New Boston, TX; 10 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Memphis Memory Gardens under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home.

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AUSBORN, Diamond
BATESVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Diamond Ausborn, 94, died April 3, 2002. He was born December 20, 1907 to the late Will Green and Aran Ausborn. He was a retired chef and farmer, and was a member of Powerhouse Church of God in Christ. He is survived by a daughter, Katherine A. Lloyd of Batesville; a sister, Olivia Middleton of Memphis, TN; a daughter-in-law, Alice Ausborn of Pope; two sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; 6 nieces; and other relatives. Arrangements were handled by Henderson Funeral Home.

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AYMOND, JoAnn McCaa
BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI: JoAnn McCaa Aymond, 60, died December 1, 2006. She was born February 19, 1946 to Charles Edward McCaa and Rutha Lee McTaggert McCaa. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Lee Aymond, Sr.; her sons and daughter-in-law, Rex and Janelle Pellichino and Randy Pellichino; a stepson, Jerry L. Aymond, Jr.; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Libby and Willie Wilder and Charlotte and Simon Stelly; her mother; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father. Burial was at Sandhill Cemetery by Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home.

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BAGWELL, Fodie
COMO, MISSISSIPPI: Fodie B. Bagwell, 76, died January 29, 2004. She was a member of Beulah Grove Baptist Church in Como. She is survived by a daughter, Ollie M. Lewis of Columbus, GA; her sons, James Wilbourn Earnest Bagwell, Willie B. Bagwell, and Freddie Bagwell, all of Como, Ray Bagwell, Jr., of Sardis, and Edward Bagwell of Senatobia; a sister, Estella Ervin of Como; a brother, Eddie Wilbourn of Como; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Ray Bagwell, Sr. Services were held at Beulah Baptist Church, followed by interment at the church cemetery.

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BAILEY, Cecil Leon
BATESVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Cecil Leon Bailey, 65, died January 26, 2005. He was born December 1, 1939. He was a retired heavy equipment operator, and attended Crowder Baptist Church. He is survived by a son, Randy Bailey of Phoenix, AZ; two brothers, Larry Bailey of Batesville and Jack Bailey of Crowder; a sister, Evelyn Rose of Horseshoe Bend, AR; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held at Kimbro Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Kilgore and Rev. Ben James officiating. Burial was at Forrest Memorial Park.

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BAILEY, Eva
BATESVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Eva Coleman Bailey, 89, died April 7, 2002. She was born September 8, 1912 to the late Floyd and Bertha Lauderdale Coleman. She attended Batesville Church of Christ. She is survived by three daughters, Betty Bailey Welford of Tupelo, Glenda Bailey Bailey of Marks, and Janie Bailey Darby of Hernando; two sisters, Hazel Coleman Ragland of Oxford, and Lynville Coleman Stalnaker of Southaven; two brothers, Wayne F. Coleman of Sampson, and Dwaine Coleman of Memphis, TN; 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Edgar Bailey. Burial was at Memorial Gardens in Clarksdale by Wells Funeral Home.

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BAKER, Sulue
AMORY, MISSISSIPPI: Sulue Baker, 99, died May 17, 2009. She was a lifetime member of New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church in Nettleton, where she was a choir member. She was a member of the Senior Citizens and Sewing Club at the West Amory Community Center. Survivors include a son, Bobby Baker of Amory; four daughters, Rena Mae Strong of Chattanooga, TN, Lorene McIntosh and Jewel Haynes-Jamieson of Kansas City, MO, and Flora White of Lambert; 28 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Baker; her father, Robert Gladney; her mother, Mary Adams Baker; a brother, Thomas Gladney; and four sisters, Clara Griffin, Susie Berry, Lucille Bradford and Atleaner Gilleylen. Services were held at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at New Prospect Cemetery with arrangements by Darden and Sons Funeral Home.

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BALL, Crystal
HAZLEHURST, ARKANSAS: Crystal F. Ball, 49, died October 4, 2009. She was born December 18, 1959 to Aaron Ball, Jr. and Mae Doris Grisba. She worked in the medical field for over 20 years. She is survived by her mother, Mae Doris (JC) Grisba; two daughters, Erica Ball and Pamela (Jamark) Gilbert; 4 grandchildren; a special nephew, Maxie Graham; eight sisters; two brothers; five stepsisters; and two stepbrothers. She was preceded in death by her father, Aaron Ball, Jr. Services were held at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was at Hazlehurst Cemetery.

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BALLENTINE, Josephine Draper
SARDIS, MISSISSIPPI: Josephine Draper Ballentine, 93, died November 9, 2003. She was the daugher of the late Jim Henry Draper and Anna Shaw Draper. She was a member of Mount Gillion Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Josephine Fondren of Sardis, and Annie Ruth Hand of Batesville; two sons, James Ballentine of Sardis, and Alex Ballentine of Chicago, IL; two sisters, Cecil Shorter and Ella Carol Fondren, both of Sardis; a brother, Odell Draper of Sardis; a grandson and caretaker, Joe Ballentine of Sardis; 30 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren. Services were held at Mount Gillion Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of Cooley's Mortuary.

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BANG, Stallworth
VANCLEAVE, MISSISSIPPI: Stallworth Bang, 79, died March 2, 2005. He was a retired fisherman. He attended Vancleave Holiness Church. Survivors include five sisters, Shirley White, Patty Williams, Ola Mae Waltman and husband, Lonzo, all of Vancleave, Myrtle Waltman of Gautier, Annie and Jack Covacevich of Ocean Springs; four brothers, Duke, Sam, Bud, and Booster Bang, all of Vancleave; two daughters, JoAnn Kirby of Virginia and Maggie Lou Griffin of Magnolia; special friends, Louise and David Cates, LeRoy Waltman, David Lee Mohr, Bob Stringfellow, and Sonny Williams; special nephews, Randy Ely and Lee Waltman; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his his wife, Jeanette Bang; his parents, Babe and Lula Bang; a sister, Vally Bang; and three brothers, Earl, Namon, Worthren Bang. Services were held at the Vancleave Holiness Church. Burial was at Beulah Cemetery with arrangements by Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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BANKS, Cloudy, Jr.
GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI: Cloudy Banks, Jr., 67, died January 26, 2005. He was a farm worker. Survivors include five sons, Joe Louis Thompson of Detroit, MI, Lee Arthur Washington of St. Louis, MO, Floyd Banks of Greenwood, Bobby Banks of Belzoni, and Cloudy Banks III of Parchman; five daughters, Ida Mae Banks of Tchula, Sylvia Carthan of Isola, Patricia Ann Banks and Brenda Joe Banks, both of Silver City, and Yvonne Banks of Greenwood; two brothers, Robert Earl Perry of Chicago, IL, and Leo Banks of Belzoni; and six sisters, Mary Jean Kitchens and Kim Perry, both of Silver City, Linda Pool of Louise, Josephine Pool of Midnight, Della Overton of Tchula and Nancy Banks of Belzoni. Services were held at Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church with burial at the church cemetery.

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BARICEV, Theresa Jelusich
BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI: Theresa Jelusich Baricev, 75, passed away May 27, 2005. She was of the Catholic faith, and attended Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral. She was a co-owner of Baricev's Seafood Resturant. Survivors include a daughter, Bobbie Ann Baricev of Biloxi; two sisters, Ann Newman and her husband Thomas, and Mary Elaine Neddersen and her husband, Emmett; a brother, Joseph J. Jelusich; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Robert Baricev; her parents, Anthony and Bertha Jelusich; and a son, Gerald Baricev. Services were held at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral. Interment was at Southern Memorial Park with arrangements by Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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BARLOW, Nordeen
PETAL, MISSISSIPPI: Nordeen R. "Dee" Barlow, 88, died October 29, 2009. She and her husband owned and operated Petal Dry Cleaners. She also served as secretary of the Lebanon Baptist Association until retirement. She attended Carterville Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, William G. "Bill" Barlow; five sons, Jerry Barlow of Covington, LA, Larry Barlow of Tallahassee, FL, Gary Barlow of Chicago, Barry Barlow of Jeffersonton, VA, and Carey Barlow of Laurel; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Carterville Baptist Church. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery by Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home.

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BARMER, Jean Doris Britt
SENATOBIA, MISSISSIPPI: Jean Doris Britt Barmer, 71, died December 11, 2002. She was born December 13, 1930 to the late Robert Clyde and Mahala Bray Britt. She is survived by two sons, Billy W. Barmer of Orlando, FL, and James Carlton Barmer of Bartlett, TN; a brother, Johnny Britt of Batesville; two sisters, Rose Mary Bailey of Jackson, TN, and Janice Stull of Senatobia; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Louis Barmer. Interment was at Fulmer Cemetery near Como under the direction of Moore Funeral Home.

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BARONICH, Cecilia
VANCLEAVE, MISSISSIPPI: Cecilia Baronich, 83, died December 28, 2007. She was of the Catholic faith. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and William Kuhn of Latimer, and Tina and Chris Matherne of Slidell, LA; a son, Harold Baronich, Jr. and wife Dianne of Vancleave; three sisters, Rose Adkins of Westwego, LA, and Shirley Naquin and Jeannie Manno, both of Belle Chasse, LA; two brothers, Gasper Manno, Jr. and Anthony Manno, both of Belle Chasse, LA; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Baronich; two daughters, Cecilia Drouant and Josie Petit; her parents; and five siblings. Interment was at Biloxi National Cemetery by Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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BARONOWSKI, Mildred Ferrell
BATESVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Mildred Ferrell Baronowski, 83, died October 13, 2003. She was born April 1, 1920 to the late Burford Ferrell and Mable Legge Ferrell. She was a retired Deputy City Clerk for the town of Sardis. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Smith of Baton Rouge, LA and Myra McGehee of Independence; two sons, Lenny Baronowski of Collierville, TN and Jim Baronowski of Batesville; a brother, Van Ferrell of Sardis; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard G. Baronowski. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Sardis. Burial was at Pleasant Grove Cemetery by Moore Funeral Home.

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BARRE, Beatrice
NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI: Beatrice "Bea" Barre, 79, died December 19, 2007. She was born January 4, 1928 to Howard Eugene Green and Lilla Beatrice Sanford Green. She attended Calvary Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, Joseph Claude Barre, Jr. and wife Robyn, George Edward Barre and wife Katherine, all of Natchez, and Howard Eugene Barre and wife Gail of Roxie; three sisters, Rose Marie Gray of Kenner, LA, and Nancy Burt and Linda Coyle, both of Natchez; 6 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Claude Barre, Sr.; her parents; a brother, Cornelius E. Sanders, Jr.; a grandson, Howard E. Barre, Jr.; and a great-grandson, Gage Lee Nettles. Burial was at Natchez City Cemetery by Laird Funeral Home.

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BARRETT, Juanita
NEWTON, MISSISSIPPI: Juanita McLemore Barrett, 75, died December 11, 2008. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by a daughter, Annette Gunter of Newton; four sons, Charles L. Barrett, Jr. of Gautier, Gary Barrett of Virginia Beach, VA, Alan Barrett of Louisville, MS, and Ricky Barrett of Atlanta, GA; two brothers, Harry McLemore of Daphne, AL, and Ted McLemore of Jackson, MS; 10 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Barrett, Sr.; her parents; a sister, Syble McLemore; and two brothers, Wendell and Hubert McLemore. Burial was at Newton County Memorial Gardens under the direction of Newton County Funeral Home.

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BEACH, Shirley
ROXIE, MISSISSIPPI: Shirley Marie Beach, 46, died September 23, 2009. She was born August 6, 1962 to Shirod W. and Kathyrn Allred Seale. She is survived by her husband, Gary Beach; a son, James William Poole of Ocala, FL; a daughter, Sharon Nicole Poole of Seatttle, WA; 3 grandchildren; her parents; two sisters, Kathy Kazlip of Natchez and Stephanie Beach of Meadville; a brother, Bishop William "Billy" Seale of Philadephia, TN; two nieces; four nephews; a great-niece; two great-nephews; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at the Beach Family Cemetery in Roxie under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

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BEAIRD, Theda
POPE, MISSISSIPPI: Theda M. Beaird, 71, died July 7, 2003. Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Brewer of Bartlett, TN and Debbie Dye of Pope; a brother, Ranney Coke of Ramer, TN; two sisters, Dorothy Louise Seals of Cleveland and Mary Spencer of Corinth; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Walker Memory Gardens in Jasper, AL under the direction of Collins-Burke Funeral Home.

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BEAN, Olive Alice
OCEAN SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI: Olive Alice Bean, 82, died May 26, 2009. She is survived by two daughters, Edwina Anne Neill of Vancleave, and Alice Rae Bean of Ocean Springs; two sons; a grandson, Eddy Lee Neill; and her extended family and friends, Ginger Winter, Mike and Wanda Denham, Mack, Mitzi, and Rachael Harper, Ann Gannam, Dr. Rodberg, Dr. Butcher, Dr. Hudson, and all the doctors and staff at the Ocean Springs Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond F. Bean; her parents, Perley and Dora Strom; two sisters; and three brothers. Interment was at the Biloxi National Cemetery under the direction of Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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BEARD, Ruth Gay
GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI: Ruth Gay Beard, 75, died April 22, 2009. She was a retired bus driver for the Harrison County Schools with over 30 years of service. She was a Baptist. She is survived by three daughters, Ann Pruitt of Brookhaven, Janet Jeffrey of Gulfport, and Laurie Wood of Saucier; a son, Fred Beard of Gulfport; a sister, Lucille Walker of D'Iberville; 9 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.L. "Pete" Beard; and a grandson, Roger Wood, Jr. Services were held at Handsboro United Methodist Church. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Moore Funeral Home.

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BEERS, Anne
COLDWATER, MISSISSIPPI: Anne Beers, 81, died January 9, 2006. She is survived by a daughter, Suzanne Anne Harrison of Cordova, TN; a son, Daniel Trent Beers of Lakeland, TN; a sister, Betty Howard of Pontotoc, MS; two brothers, Howard Price and Flavius Price, both of Coldwater; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held at Pate-Jones Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at Dean Crawford Cemetery.

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BEIBER, Bessie
RIPLEY, MISSISSIPPI: Bessie I. May Beiber, 95, died December 28, 2008 at the Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home in Ripley. She was born July 25, 1913 to the late Edgar Spight May and Bertie Leon Looper May. She was a member of the Ripley Church of Christ, and enjoyed cooking and yard work. She is survived by a son, Gerald Sim Beiber (Sandra) of Germantown, TN; four daughters, Carolyn Medlin (Bobby) of Ripley, Marilyn Reaves (Bonnie) of Columbus, Judy S. Edgar of Linden, TN, and Norma Imogene Russell of Bartlett, TN; a sister, Amy May of Ripley; a brother-in-law, Calvin Ursery of Ashland; 8 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Sim Beiber; her parents; two brothers, George May and Elmer May; four sisters, Leota Jumper, Nettie Ketchum, Beatrice Shackelford, and Ollie Ursery; a grandson, Stephen Allen Jones; and a son-in-law, Jimmy Russell. Burial was at Tippah Memorial Garden under the direction of Ripley Funeral Home.

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BELL, Mattie Lue
EUPORA, MISSISSIPPI: Mattie Lue Bell, 81, died June 15, 2009. She is survived by three daughters, Pastor Jean Bingham, Christeen Bingham, and Cynthia Neal; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Cathedral of Deliverance. Burial was at Church Hill Cemetery under the direction of Roberts and Sons Mortuary.

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BELLAIS, Virginia Quave
BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI: Virginia Quave Bellais, 69, died February 6, 2005. She worked for many years at Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant, where she served President Gerald Ford upon his visit to the coast. She was a Methodist. Survivors include two daughters, Sheila Swanzy and her husband, Bruce, and Starlette Fayard and her husband, Bobby; three sons, Herney Bellais, Herbie Bellais and Bubba Bellais; two brothers, Clement Quave and Arnold Quave; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Bellais, Sr; her parents, Jacob L. and Emma "Gertie" Quave; a sister, Vera Quave Bothwell; and two brothers, J.L. Oswald Quave and Walter Quave. Graveside services were held at D'Iberville Memorial Park under the direction of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes of Biloxi, MS.

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BERBERETTE, Clara N. Tullos
McCOMB, MISSISSIPPI: Clara Nadine Tullos Berberette, 65, died September 12, 2000. She was born April 8, 1935 to Homer and Vela Dunaway Tullos. She attended Fernwood United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, A.H. Berberette of McComb; a daughter, Deana B. Smith of Garland, TX; sisters, Linda Smith and Lee Euna Williams, both of Brookhaven; a grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Johnny Tullos; and a sister, Evie Lee Warner Berberette. Services were held at Catchings Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Pike Memorial Gardens.

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BICKHAM, Kenneth B.
SUMMIT, MISSISSIPPI: Kenneth Bernard Bickham, 55, died October 5, 2004. He was born December 4, 1948 to Willie Bickham, Sr. and Hazel Bickham. He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Services were held at Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was at Greenlawn Cemetery by Williams Mortuary.

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BILLS, Jean Wood
GRENADA, MISSISSIPPI: Jean Wood Bills, 84, died September 12, 2009. She was born September 6, 1925. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a life member of the Junior Auxiliary. She enjoyed golfing and playing bridge. She is survived by three sons, Dr. Robert C. Bills of Hattiesburg, and James W. Bills and Edward K. Bills, both of Grenada; a daughter, Debra Bills Tate of Grenada; a sister, Dorothy W. Thaxton of Gallman; a brother, Billy Wood of Austin, TX; 9 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Conner Bills; her parents, Claude and Katherine Wood; four brothers, C.S. Wood, Homer Wood, Joe Allen Wood, and Robert Wood; and a sister, Evelyn W. Collins. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Grenada. Arrangements were handled by Garner-Harper Funeral Home.

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BIRDSONG, Raymond M.
OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI: Raymond Mack Birdsong, 75, died March 20, 2003. He was born April 1, 1927 to the late Samuel Birdsong and Rena Chrestman Birdsong. He was a farmer and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by two daughters, Gail Barton and Dianne Birdsong, both of Oakland; three sisters, Mary McNeil of Olive Branch, Zula Bush of Black River Falls, WI, and Mae Calo of Chalmette, LA; and a grandchild. Services were held at Walnut Baptist Church. Arrangements were handled by Dickins Funeral Home.

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BISHOP, Richard A.
NETTLETON, MISSISSIPPI: Richard Arlin "Dick" Bishop, 77, died December 25, 2009. He was the son of William Porter and Lilly Cinderella Dupree Bishop. He was a retired plumber and pipe fitter with Local #714, and was a graduate of Itawamba Community College. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and served in the Mississippi National Guard. He attended Cross Pointe Fellowship. He enjoyed gardening and collecting stamps, coins and knives. He is survived by his wife, Martha Annette Graham Bishop; two daughters, Patti Bishop Barber (Roy) of Nettleton and Shannon Bishop Pettigrew (Craig), all of Nettleton; three sons, Tim Bishop (Jonnie) of Fulton, Keith Bishop (Janice) of Nettleton, and Craig Bishop (Leah) of Booneville; five sisters, Carrie Mae Baulch, Maveline Bennett, and Velma Ruth "Blackie" Medley, all of Nettleton, and Lilly Mae Bishop and Joyce Bishop, both of Alabama; three brothers, Charlie Bishop of Nettleton, J.P. Bishop of Arkansas, and Daniel Bishop of Alabama; 15 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and five brothers, Robert Bishop, Curtis Bishop, John T. "Bud" Bishop, Homer Bishop, and an infant brother. Services were held at Cross Pointe Fellowship. Burial was at Nettleton Cemetery by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home.

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BLACKMON, Mae Dora
HOLLY SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI: Mae Dora Blackmon, 79, died February 14, 2005. She is survived by nine daughters, Vera D. Blackmon and Vera L. Bobo, both of Memphis, TN, Lula Wofford of Milwaukee, WI, Ivory Blackmon, Ruby Blackmon, Ethel Mosley, and Joyce Blackmon, all of Holly Springs, Clara Jones of Olive Branch, and Chenelle Blackmon of Byhalia; two sons, Clarence Blackmon and J.T. Blackmon, both of Holly Springs; 43 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cotterell Blackmon, Jr. Services were held at Chulahoma Missionary Baptist Church in Holly Springs. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of Rodgers Funeral Home.

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BLACKSTON, Joseph E.
McHENRY, MISSISSIPPI: Joseph E. Blackston, 55, died January 28, 2005. He served in the U.S. Navy with the Sea Bees for 15 years before his retirement. He was employed with Yates Construction as a carpenter for two years, and was a former officer of the Columbus Police Department. He was a member of the Caledonia Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Lilia Blackston of McHenry; a son, Gary L. Blackston of Caledonia; his mother, Kathryn Blackston of Steens; four brothers, Doyle Blackston of Libby, MT, Bobby Blackston of Steens, Paul Blackston of Elizebethton, TN, and Mike Blackston of Wetumpka, AL; two sisters, Glenda Kibe and Brenda Crews, both of Steens; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha M. Blackston; and his father. Services were held at the Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus, MS with Bro. Mike Smith officiating. Interment was at the Tabernacle United Methodist Church Cemetery.

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BLALOCK, James E.
COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI: James Earnest Blalock, 63, died October 17, 2009. He was born July 5, 1946 to the late Ocie Thaxter Blalock and Mozelle Branyon Blalock. He was a former employee of Airline Manufacturing Company, and attended Calvary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Anna Faye Blalock; Melody Blalock Oliver of Greenville, SC; a son, Robert Allan (Ashley) Blalock of Peachtree City, GA; three sisters, Erma Miller of Suitland, MA, Jane Strong of Steens, MS, and Linda Althen of Starkville; four brothers, O.T. Blalock of Delaware, Fred Blalock of Salisbury, MA, Virgil Blalock of Columbus, and Phillip Blalock of Jackson; and 2 grandchildren. Interment was at Beersheba Cemetery under the direction of Lowndes Funeral Home.

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BLAND, Isaac, Jr.
BOYLE, MISSISSIPPI: Isaac Bland Jr., 59, died December 30, 1999. Survivors include a son, Ricky Bland of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; three daughters, Charlotte Bland of Greenville, Vicky Bland of St. Louis, and Debra Keaton of Cleveland; two brothers, J.D. Bland of Boyle, and J.T. Stanford of St. Louis; and 10 grandchildren. Services were held at Poplar Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at Westlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery with arrangements by Brinson Funeral Home of Cleveland, MS.

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BLOUNT, Phyllis
WATER VALLEY, MISSISSIPPI: Phyllis Person Blount, 61, died November 13, 2009. She was born July 23, 1948 to Richard and Bessie Fay Murphy Person. She was a beautician. She attended Bethel Baptist Church, and enjoyed gardening. She is survived by her husband, Bobby G. Blount; a son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Rebecca Blount; and a granddaughter. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry and Glenn Person; and a grandson, Andrew Stanford Blount. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Seven Oaks Funeral Home.

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BOLDEN, Willie
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI: Willie Bolden, 100, of Clarksdale, died August 11, 2004. He was born May 24, 1904. He was a retired laborer. He is survived by a niece, Clara Jones of Clarksdale; and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews. Services were held at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Ringo officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of Royal Funeral Home.

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BOND, Lonnie Ray
PERKINSTON, MISSISSIPPI: Lonnie Ray Bond, 83, died November 14, 2009. He attended Red Hill Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He is survived by his wife, Louise Baxter Bond; a daughter, Martha (Stephen) Smith of Perkinston; a son, Keith (Cathy) Bond of Perkinston; 3 granddaughters; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Bond and Cerelda Lyons. Services were held at Red Hill Baptist Church. Arrangements were handled by Moore Funeral Home.

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BOOKER, Andrew
OAKLAND, MISSISSIPPI: Andrew Booker, 46, died May 21, 2009. Survivors include his sisters, Rosie Lee Booker, Ruby Booker, and Verterine Booker Bynum, all of Oakland, Cynthia Reed of Senatobia, and Marie Jackson and Betty Booker, both of Memphis, TN; and his brothers, Henry Booker, John Booker, Willie Booker and Samuel Booker, all of Memphis, TN. Services were held at Parrish Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Oakland. Interment was at the church cemetery.

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BOOKEY, Louis J.
HAZLEHURST, MISSISSIPPI: Louis J. Bookey, 57, passed May 31, 2002 at his home. Services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, followed by interment in the Red Star Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Stringer Funeral Home of Hazlehurst, MS.

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BOWDEN, Earline Sellers
HERNANDO, MISSISSIPPI: Earline Sellers Bowden, 67, died June 20, 2003. She was born January 31, 1936 to the late Vester Sellers and Alice Lewis Sellers. She attended Trinity Baptist Church in Southaven. She is survived by her husband, James Bowden; a son, Jim Bowden of Hernando; three sisters, Dorothy Jones of Sardis, Gloria Woodard of Southaven, and Clair Hopper of Memphis; a brother, Clyde Sellers of Crenshaw; and a grandchild. Burial was at Pleasant Grove Cemetery under the direction of Moore Funeral Home.

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BOWIE, Ruth
VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI: Ruth Louise Bowie, 95, died October 2, 2009. She was a Lutheran. She is survived by a son, Michael Bowie of West Memphis, AR; two daughters, Bobbie Mutter of Vicksburg, and Bonnie Hall of Jackson, TN; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bowie. Interment was at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, AR under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis, AR.

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BOYETTE, Joyce
NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI: Joyce Elaine Boyette, 68, died October 23, 2007. She was born August 29, 1939 to Marvin and Ruth Evelyn May Stone. She attended Trace City Baptist Church, where she served as a piano player for 20 years. She is survived by her husband, Byron Boyette; three children and their spouses, Stephen B. and Tammy Boyette of Denham Springs, Lissa and Kevin Spears of Pearl, and Jeffrey and Nicola Boyette of Birmingham, AL; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Charlotte and Ed Rushing of Transylvania, LA, Marleta and Stanley Crawford of Natchez, and Judy and Wayne Patrick of Vicksburg; a brother and sister-in-law, Rodney and Carmen Stone of Transylvania, LA; 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was at Greenlawn Memorial Park by Laird Funeral Home.

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BRASHEARS, Exerdine
PEARL, MISSISSIPPI: Exerdine Brashears, 79, passed away June 29, 2005. Services were held at New Home Missionary Baptist Church in Magnolia, MS. Burial was at the church cemetery with arrangements handled by Jackson Memorial Funeral Services of Jackson, MS.

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BRASSFIELD, Howard
MATHISTON, MISSISSIPPI: Howard Brassfield, 79, died July 15, 2009. He worked for Calhoun County Ready Mix for over 40 years, and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Louise Cummings Brassfield; a daughter, Sue Bland Bouldin of Cullman, AL; two sons, Hugh Bland of Eupora and George "Bubba" Bland of Mathiston; a sister, Betty Voyles of Calhoun City; and 9 grandchildren. Burial was at Clarkson Cemetery in Webster County under the direction of Oliver Funeral Home.

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BREADY, Evelyn
HICKORY FLAT, MISSISSIPPI: Evelyn J. Bready, 87, died November 2, 2005. She was a member of Hickory Flat United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Thomas W. Bready of Covington, TN; a daughter, Joann Potts of Olive Branch; three sisters, Geraldine Vanzant and Doris Goode, both of Hickory Flat, and Ann Mann of Memphis, TN; 5 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Newton Bready; and a grandson, Joey Bready. Services were held at Hickory Flat United Methodist Church. Burial was at McKay Cemetery by Holly Springs Funeral Home.

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BREAL, Betty J.
BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI: Betty J. Breal, 74, died February 21, 2005. She was a retiree of BellSouth as a telephone operator, and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She was also a lifelong member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Ella Breal, and a sister, Doris Breal. Survivors include a sister, Harriet Breal of Ocean Springs; a niece, Bonnie Sharp; husband Jimmy, of Lucedale; two great nephews; and a great-great nephew. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial was at Biloxi City Cemetery with arrangements by Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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BREISCH, Frances Flake
LELAND, MISSISSIPPI: Frances Flake Breisch, 107, passed away September 19, 2005. She was the daughter of Dr. Henry L. Flake and Lelia Louise Day. She attended the Mississippi University for Women. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Leland, a former member of the Leland Garden Club, the Deer Creek Chapter of the DAR, and the Masonic Wives. Survivors include a daughter, Alice Miller Farr of Greenville; 6 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Frances Miller Stallings; and a grandson, Marshall Farr. Interment was at Leland-Stoneville Cemetery with arrangements by Boone Funeral Home.

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BRELAND, Lorene
MATHISTON, MISSISSIPPI: Lorene W. Breland, 90, died August 23, 2009. She was born June 25, 1919. She attended Fellowship Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Judy Breland James of Mathiston; a sister, Juanita Shadrach of Olive Branch; 3 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.T. "Tom" Breland; three sisters, Eathel Shaw, Melba Shadrach, and Mary Sykes; and a brother, Enon Weeks. Burial was at Fellowship Cemetery in Choctaw County under the direction of Oliver Funeral Home.

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BRIDGEFORTH, Dean E., Sr.
HOLLY SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI: Dean Edward Bridgeforth, Sr., 73, died December 16, 2005. He was a self-employed brick mason. Survivors include four daughters, Edie B. Sims and Andrea Marion, both of Holly Springs, Ava Garth of Memphis, TN, and Paulette Ballard of Las Vegas, NV; three sons, Larry Bridgeforth, Glynn Bridgeforth and Samuel Bridgeforth, all of Holly Springs; six sisters, Evelyn Robinson of Red Banks; Era Wilkins of Holly Springs; Sammie Echols of Elgin, IL; and Palestine Coleman, Margaret Baucom and Mamie Seal, all of Chicago, IL; three brothers, Matthew Bridgeforth and Stewart Bridgeforth, both of Chicago, IL, and Clevester Isom of Painesville, OH; 23 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Jones Bridgeforth. Services were held at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Red Banks. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home.

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BRIDGES, Mary M.
BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI: Mary Maude Bridges, 82, died December 26, 2000. She was born November 23, 1918 to the late Charlie Mullins and Ada Campbell Mullins. She retired from Stahl-Urban. She attended Pearlhaven Baptist Church, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile. She is survived by her husband, Berry Bridges; her sons, Charlie Bridges and John Bridges, both of Brookhaven; her daughters, Betty Ruth Womack of Jayess and Barbara Hux of Brookhaven; 14 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Pearlhaven Baptist Church. Burial was at Mission Hill Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Brookhaven Funeral Home.

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BRIGHT, Wynetta
GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI: Wynetta Dean Bright, 79, died November 6, 2003. She was a retiree of the Baldwin Piano and Organ Company. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Nora Mae Haddon of Greenwood; a stepson, Charlie Bright of Jackson; three brothers, Donald Dean and Felix Dean, Jr., both of Cleveland, and Ardis Dean of Heber Springs, AR; two sisters, Annice Harris of Clarksdale and Margie Winter of Lamont, CA; 3 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Calup Berry Bright; a son, Henry "Chip" Bradford, Sr.; and a stepson, Buddy Bright. Burial was at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Greenwood with arrangements by Williams & Lord Funeral Home.

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BROOME, Bessie
PRENTISS, MISSISSIPPI: Bessie Martha Broome, 96, died May 1, 2009. She was born February 19, 1913 to Lonzo and Lola Stephens Mobley. She was a clerk for a dry cleaning business, and attended Oak Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Royce Etheridge of Columbia; a sister, Louise Griffith of Prentiss; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Linton Etheridge and Preston Broome; and a daughter, Lola Mae Tenney. Interment was at Mobley Cemetery under the direction of Saulters-Moore Funeral Home.

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BROTHERTON, David W.
RIPLEY, MISSISSIPPI: David Wayne Brotherton, 76, died August 10, 2009. He was born January 7, 1933 to the late Francis Marion Brotherton and Anna Elizabeth Childers Brotherton. He worked at Benchcraft. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, and was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Bramlett (Brad) of Blue Mountain; two sons, David Gene Brotherton (Karen) of Ripley, and Phillip Wayne Brotherton (Marnie) of Cordova, TN; a sister, Lila Jones of Falkner; a brother, Leonard Brotherton of Blue Mountain; 4 granddaughters; a great-granddaughter; and a special friend, Eloise Linville of Ripley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Brotherton; his parents; and a son, Dale Brotherton. Interment was at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Ripley Funeral Home.

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BROWN, Bessie
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI: Bessie Mae Jordan Brown, 72, died on January 27, 2005. She was born August 6, 1932, and was a retired Head Start teacher. She attended Coahoma Community College and Delta State University. She was a member of Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, the American Legion, the Order of Eastern Star, NAACP and Coahoma Baptist Association. She was also a Sunday School teacher, a member of the choir, and a trustee at her church. She was preceded in death by two sons, Charles and James Brown, Jr.; and a daughter, Doris Brown Collins. Survivors include her stepmother, Josie Jordan of Indianola; her husband, James Brown, Sr. of Clarksdale; three daughters, Shirley Brown Cole and Linda Doris Brown of Clarksdale and Gloria Jean Brown of Douglas, AZ; six brothers, George Jordan, Jr. of Detroit, Johnathan Jordan of Leland, Walter Jordan of Little Rock, James Jordan and Gerald Buck of Indianola, and John Jordan of Milwaukee; six sisters, Stephanie Jordan, Sandra Jordan, Yvonne Jordan and Cynthia Jordan of Indianola, Tracy Jordan of Little Rock, and Mary Mitchell of Jackson; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Trueville Black officiating. Interment was at Heavenly Rest Cemetery with arrangements by Stringer-Redmon Funeral Home.

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BROWN, Horatio
STARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Horatio Brown, 34, passed away on March 11, 2005. He was a factory worker. Services were held at Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery with Rev. Simeon T. Weathersby officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to West Memorial Funeral Home.

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BROWN, Olivia
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI: Olivia Brown, 101, died December 10, 2005. She is survived by 5 children; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Luke Church of God in Christ in Olive Branch. Burial was in Heavenly Rest Memorial Cemetery in Clarksdale with arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home.

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BROX, Norman R.
GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Norman Romell Brox, 57, died March 9, 2006. He was born November 23, 1948 to the late William and Hattie B. Brox. He attended Ball's Temple A.M.E. Church, where he was a trustee, steward, financial bookkeeper, laymen's president, and past president of the male chorus. He was a graduate of Alcorn State University with a degree in mathematics. He earned a Master's degree at Delta State University in mathematics and administrative education. He was a member of Lake Vista Masonic Lodge #46, the Talibah Literary Book Club, the Washington County Alcorn Alumni, and served as a delegate to the biennial Connectional Lay Organization meeting. He worked for the Mound Bayou School District, and for the Greenville Public Schools. Following his retirement, he was a project manager and consultant for Compass Learning. Survivors include his wife, Lettie Shaw Brox; three children, Isaac Romell Brox of Greenville, Andre Romell Brox of Killeen, TX, and William Romell Brox of Austin, TX; a brother, James E. Bennett of Chicago, IL; two sisters, Connie Jean Tripplett Brothers of Greenville, and Shirley T. (Carl) Washington of Macon, GA; an aunt, Catherine Moby Currie of Vicksburg; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Phillips of Oxford; two brothers-in-law, Percy Phillips of Oxford, and Johnny P. Shaw of Jackson, MS; 6 grandchildren; and a host of other friends, church family and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Derrick Hymnes. Services were held at Ball's Temple A.M.E. Church in Greenville with the Rev. Steven Jackson presiding. Burial was at Lakewood Cemetery by Redmon Funeral Home.

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BRUMFIELD, Mary
McCOMB, MISSISSIPPI: Mary Brumfield, 73, died April 4, 2008. She was born March 14, 1935 to Walter and Mattie Stewart. She retired from Croft Metals after 25 years of service. She attended Levi Temple Church Of God In Christ. She is survived by three daughters, Mary Jackson of Colorado Springs, CO, Brenda Taylor and fiancé Denman Leonard of McComb, and Elaine Cole and husband Bryant of Tucson, AZ; three sons and daughters-in-law, Barnell and Glenda Patterson of Fernwood, Ray Charles and Stella Patterson of Phoenix, AZ, and Alfred and Margaret Patterson of Magnolia; three siblings, Marcus Stewart and wife Kay and Waltine Patterson, all of San Jose, CA, and Edna Mae Hackett of New Orleans; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Barnell Patterson and Jimmy Brumfield; and a sister, Hattie Mae Norman. Services were held at Levi Temple Church of God in Christ. Burial was at the church cemetery by Cook's Enterprise Funeral Home.

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BRYANT, Vernita
RIPLEY, MISSISSIPPI: Vernita Bryant, 85, died August 6, 2009. She was born September 8, 1923 to the late Fred Rainey and Fannie Ayers Rainey. She was a nurse's assistant, and worked at Foot-Caress. She was a member of Rogers Chapel Church. She is survived by a stepdaughter, Phyllis Russell (David) of Ripley; a stepson, Phillip Bryant of Ripley; a granddaughter; two sisters, Virginia Swinford of Ripley and Peggy Garrett (Charles) of Nesbit, MS; a brother, Sid Rainey (Betty) of Ripley; a special niece, Sharon Mardis; a sister-in-law, Betty Rainey; 6 nieces; and 9 nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Bryant; a daughter, Jackie Ann Hill; her parents; a sister, Billie Ruth Rainey; and two brothers, Marshall Rainey and Gene Tate Rainey. Burial was at Tippah Memorial Garden by Ripley Funeral Home.

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BUCKHANAN, Elnora
PORT GIBSON, MISSISSIPPI: Elnora Buckhanan, 91, died June 18, 2000. She was born August 8, 1908 to Warren and Louise Davis. She attended the Second Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Buckhanan, and by her parents. Survivors include a son, Willie Sanders of Lake City, FL; two nieces, Elizabeth Woods Walker of Port Gibson, and Annie Woods of Cleveland; 2 grandchildren; a cousin, Melissa Jackson of Memphis; a brother-in-law, Marshall Buckhanan of St. Louis, MO; a sister-in-law, Maggie Buckhanan of Chicago; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Second Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Walls officiating. Burial was at the MCCAA Cemetery in Russum with arrangements by Rollins Funeral Home, Inc.

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BUCKLEY, Luther R., Sr.
CRYSTAL SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI: Luther R. Buckley, Sr., 75, died October 3, 2009. He was a retired auto mechanic and attended Unity Baptist Church. He is survived by two sons, Luther Ray Buckley, Jr. of Brownsville, TX and James Milton Buckley of Leakesville; a daughter, Angela Buckley of Florence; two sisters, Dorothy Welch of Harrisville and Francis Bennett of Brandon; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie J. Lewis Buckley. Services were held at Unity Baptist Church. Interment was at Unity Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Stringer Family Funeral Home.

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BUFORD, Clinton, Sr.
OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI: Clinton Buford, Sr., 70, died July 24, 2002. He was born May 31, 1932 to the late John and Ora Buford. He attended Harrisonville Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by five sons, Lorenzo N. Buford of West Hollywood, CA, Daryll E. Buford of Miami, FL, and Clinton Buford, Jr., Mark A. Buford, and Jeffery L. Buford, all of Alton, IL; two brothers, Clarence Buford of Alton, IL, and Willie H. Buford of Jacksonville, IL; 11 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Harrisonville Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of Nicholson Funeral Home.

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BUGG, Vada
IUKA, MISSISSIPPI: Vada Bugg, 89, died September 21, 2009. She is survived by three sons, Ray Bugg (Linda) of Mount Juliet, TN; Jimmy Wayne Bugg (Deborah) of Canton, GA; and Harold Bugg (Teresa) of Huntsville, AL; a daughter, Lillie Mae Helton (Chester) of Iuka; 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ezekiel Bugg; her parents, Lon and Della Morris; three brothers, Carroll, Raymond, and Alvie Morris; and a sister, Mary Meeks. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery by Cutshall Funeral Home.

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BUITT, Vicky
BOGUE CHITTO, MISSISSIPPI: Vicky Charlene Buitt, 37, died January 23, 2006. She was born October 18, 1968 to Robert Buitt and Janey Sue Mandill Buitt. She worked at Lincoln Residential Center, and attended Mount Moriah Baptist Church. She is survived by her parents; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Heather Buitt of Bogue Chitto; a niece; and a nephew. She was preceded her in death by her maternal grandparents, Frank and Verla Mandill; and her paternal grandparents, Everett and Ruth Jackson and Jim Buitt. Arrangements were handled by Riverwood Family Funeral Service.

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BUNTLEY, Bessie M.
LOUISVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Bessie Mae Buntley, 75, died April 11, 2003. She was born May 3, 1927. Survivors include six children: Joann Carter, Blanche Elizabeth Goss, Mary Anne Jones, Willie Hardin, Hattie Hardin and Patricia Haynes; a sister, Elizabeth McMiller; four stepchildren: Kenneth, Carol, Deneen, and Odell Buntley; 27 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Services were held at the Calvary Apostolic House of Prayer in Louisville, MS with Elder James Young officiating. Burial was at Mt. Sinai Cemetery.

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BURCH, Terrissa Ann Peeler
BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI: Services for Terrissa Ann Burch, 75, were held February 18, 2005 at Community Funeral Services. She died February 16, 2005. She was born May 7, 1929 to Tom Peeler and Leland Tays Peeler. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a grandchild. She is survived by her husband, Claud Burch; her daughters, Claudette Boutwell of Brookhaven, and Tommye Craddock of Atlanta, GA; a son, Kenneth Brinkley II of Clinton; 8 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

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BURCHFIELD, Vesta Rose
TUNICA, MISSISSIPPI: Vesta Rose Burchfield, 78, died September 20, 2002. She was a store clerk. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward H. Burchfield, Sr. She is survived by two daughters, Ella Louise Cyganek of Senatobia, and Margaret Ruth Burchfield of Tunica; a son, Edward Levi Burchfield, Sr. of Houston, TX; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Tunica with Rev. Danny Smith officiating. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery.

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BURNETT, Edna Robertson
BATESVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Edna Robertson Burnett, 75, died August 24, 2002. She was born May 18, 1927 to the late Daniel Young and Nina Gant Robertson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Batesville. She is survived by her husband, Thomas B. Burnett; two daughters, Janice Burnett Blair of Batesville, and Brenda Burnett Womble of Nesbit; a son, Steven "Bubba" Burnett of Batesville; a sister, Allie Pearl Robertson Waldrip of Batesville; two brothers, Daniel Young Robertson, Jr. of Memphis, and Homer Robertson of Batesville; 8 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Batesville. Burial was at Forrest Memorial Park by Wells Funeral Home.

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BURNS, Merle
WATER VALLEY, MISSISSIPPI: Merle Burns, 99, died December 22, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Roules and Prudence E. Clowney Fly. She was a former teacher at Sylva Rena School. She attended Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a daughter, Laura Jo Lowry (Jack) of Water Valley; 6 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jonathan Coy Burns; a daughter, Prudence Hughes; and two grandsons. Burial was at Walker Cemetery under the direction of Seven Oaks Funeral Home.

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BURSON, Huie Samuel
EUPORA, MISSISSIPPI: Huie Samuel Burson, 75, died May 24, 2009. He is survived by his daughters, Janie Henderson of Eupora, Teresa Steadman of Mathiston, and Ruby Peninger and Linda Peach, both of Ackerman; a son, Allen Burson of Mathiston; two brothers, Bobby Burson of Eupora, and Jimmy Burson of Steward; 12 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Greensboro Cemetery in Webster County with arrangements by Oliver Funeral Home.

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BURT, Marie Morgan
OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI: Marie Burt, 85, died November 15, 2002. Services were held at Clear Creek M.B. Church with Rev. L.C. Kelson officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery with arrangements by Cooley's Mortuary, Inc. She was born December 26, 1916 to the late Willie and Mae Lizer Morgan. She was a housewife, and attended Clear Creek M.B. Church. Survivors include six daughters, Hattie Mae Fondren of Batesville, Margaret Burt, Dessie Jones, both of Oxford; Mary Market, Gwen Trotter, both of Chicago, IL and Lois Burt of Aurora, IL; four sons, James Burt of Oxford, Johnnie Burt, Ulysees Burt, Andrew Burt, all of Aurora; four sisters, Mamie Morgan of Oxford, Edna Morgan Young of Gary, IN, Tersa Wells of Decatur, GA, Forestine Montgomery of Waterloo, IA; three brothers, Arron Morgan of Waterloo, Mitchell Morgan of Los Angeles, CA, and Bonnie C. Morgan of Memphis, TN; 42 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-great-grandchild.

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BUSH, Ruby Lee
MOORHEAD, MISSISSIPPI: Ruby Lee Bush, 69, died February 24, 2009. She was a former cook at Mississippi Delta Community College. Survivors include her mother, Odessa Jernigan of Ruleville; a son, Cornell Troy Bush, Jr. of Atlanta, GA; a daughter, Odessa Davis of Beaumont, TX; a brother, John Willie Jackson of Moorhead; and a sister, Ora Edmond of Alexandria, VA. Services were held at St. Luke Church of God in Christ. Burial was at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Moorhead with arrangements by Smith Funeral Home of Belzoni, MS.

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BUTLER, Michael Shawn
ESCATAWPA, MISSISSIPPI: Michael Shawn Butler, 56, died October 6, 2009. He was born February 11, 1953 to the late Joseph and Dessie Butler. He is survived by a brother, John Paul (Kendra) Butler of Mobile, AL; a sister, Mary Jo Rogers of Escatawpa; three nephews, Jason Butler of Mobile, AL, Richard Douglas Rogers of Bentley, LA, and Dennis Alex Rogers of Pollock, LA; a niece, Nicole Butler of Mobile, AL; a great-nephew; a great-niece; and other relatives and friends. Interment was at Machpelah Cemetery by O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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BUTTS, David Lee
COMO, MISSISSIPPI: David Lee Butts, 53, died January 1, 2006. He was a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Kendra Pollard Butts; three daughters, Shamia Butts, Rhonda Butts, and Quintella Pollard, all of Como; three sons, David Mitchell of Horn Lake, Carlos Butts of Senatobia, and Randy Johnson of Batesville; his father, Jack David Butts of Como; seven sisters, Hattie Lee Bohanna of Memphis, TN, Martha Danner, Irma Butts and Gloria Mitchell, all of Como, Kathlene Jones and Betty Wilson, both of Sardis, and Particia Jones of Columbus, GA; five brothers, John Lee Butts, Riley Butts, Fred Butts and Cedrick Walker, all of Como, and Melvin Butts of Oxford; and 4 grandchildren. Services were held at Cistern Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was at Liberty Hill C.M.E. Cemetery.

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BYRD, Johnny W.
BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI: Johnny Wayne Byrd, 56, died July 4, 2007. He was a construction worker. He enjoyed fishing, car repair, and motorcycles. Among the survivors are his wife, Mindy Byrd; his stepchildren, Andrea Taylor, Trent Myers, Bobby Myers, Jessica Whitten, Sheala Whitten and Tyler Whitten; 5 grandchildren; 5 sisters, Mary White, Gladys Fain, Mary Duncan, Jane Hillard, and Betty Green; 3 brothers, Van D. Woosley, James F. White, and Billy Gene Byrd; a special friend, Carol Miles; and many nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna K. Byrd; and a sister, Mildred Grant. Services were held Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch, MS. Interment was at Southwoods Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis.

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CAIN, Hazel Laskie
RIDGELAND, MISSISSIPPI: Hazel K. Laskie Cain, 78, died October 7, 2006. She is survived by two sons, Rev. Jimmy B. Cain of Ridgeland, and Harvey A. Cain of Saucier; two brothers, Luther Laskie and Felix Laskie, both of Trinity, TX; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. J.B. Cain. Services were held at First United Pentecostal Church in Batesville. Burial was at Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville, MS.

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CALDWELL, Josie
SARDIS, MISSISSIPPI: Josie Terrell Caldwell, 99, died September 26, 2003. She was born October 18, 1903 to the late William E. Terrell and Katie Mae Harris Terrell. She was a schoolteacher for 40 years, and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by a daughter, Jo Adams Cross of Sardis; 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Caldwell. Services were held at Union Baptist Church. Burial was at Union Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Moore Funeral Home.

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CALLICOTT, Ethel
COMO, MISSISSIPPI: Ethel B. Callicott, 79, of Como, died June 13, 2002. Funeral services were held June 19 at Ebenezer M.B. Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Hodges Funeral Home. Mrs. Callicott, a native of Panola County, was a homemaker, and was the widow of the late Jack Callicott. Survivors include two daughters, Bettye J. Callicott and Georgia M. Callicott, both of Como; a son, Jessie Frank Callicott of Chicago, IL; 2 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

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CAMPBELL, Luanna
HOLLY SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI: Luanna Watson Campbell, 99, died February 5, 2005. She is survived by three daughters, Dora Gulledge of Memphis, TN, Lizzie Bowen of Holly Springs, and Ethel Lee Crisp of St. Louis, MO; four sons, George Campbell of Holly Springs, and Clayton Campbell, McArthur Campbell, and Richard Campbell, all of Chicago, IL; 86 grandchildren; over 147 great-grandchildren; over 130 great-great grandchildren; and over 50 great-great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forest Campbell; a daughter, Sadie Campbell; and six sons, Joseph Campbell, Forest Campbell, Jr., Cornell Campbell, Walter Campbell, Raymond Clayton, and Robert Campbell. Services were held at Kimbrough Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home.

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CAMPBELL, Dr. Lynda R.
SARDIS, MISSISSIPPI: Dr. Lynda R. Campbell, 42, died March 15, 2001 at St. Louis University Hospital. She was born April 2, 1958. Dr. Campbell was an assistant professor at St. Louis University in Comm. and Disorders, a member of Iasbeth #13 Order of Eastern Star, a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, and also a member of Rock Hill M.B. Church. Services were held at Rock Hill M.B. Church in Sardis, with interment in the church cemetery. Survivors include four sisters, Annie J. Cole of Batesville, Mattie Mayers of Memphis, Ollie M. Robinson of Montgomery, AL and Alberta Smith of Madison, MS; and eight brothers, Clarence Campbell of Sardis, Melvin Campbell and David Campbell, both of Memphis, Ezell Campbell of Nashville, Moses Campbell of Jacksonville, NC, Matthew Campbell of Beaumont, TX, Elvis Campbell of Seattle, WA, and Terry Campbell of Ft. Benning, GA.

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CAMPBELL, Mary
McCOMB, MISSISSIPPI: Mary Marie Campbell, 86, died November 8, 2008. She was born August 31, 1922 to Alvie and Eva Felder. She was reared by Billy and Maddie Parker of McComb. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Smithdale, and taught the preschool Sunday School class for many years. She also served as a teacher's aide for disabled students. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Harold Whittington of Smithdale; a daughter-in-law, Carol Campbell; a sister-in-law, Shirley Thomas; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her adoptive parents; her husband, Clifton Lamar Campbell, Sr.; a daughter, Ann Marie Campbell; a son, Clifton Lamar Campbell, Jr.; two brothers; and four sisters. Burial was at East Fork Cemetery under the direction of Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home.

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CANNON, L.A., Sr.
RULEVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: L.A. Cannon Sr., 56, died April 5, 2009. He is survived by his mother, Violet Cannon of Ruleville; two sons, L.A. Cannon, Jr. of Doddsville, and Keidrick Cannon of Memphis, TN; a daughter, Veronica Scott of Olive Branch; two brothers, Nathaniel Cannon of Jackson; and Deporter Cannon of Waterproof, LA; three sisters, Sallie Cannon of Ruleville, and Anecia Cannon and Lillie Neal, both of Drew; and 5 grandchildren. Services were held at the Church of Christ. Burial was at Mount Galilee Cemetery by Byas Funeral Home.

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CANTON, Floyd W., Sr.
McCOMB, MISSISSIPPI: Floyd W. Canton, Sr., 82, died December 11, 2003. He was born April 28, 1921 to Carl Wesley Canton and Lizzie Rawley Canton. He was a bricklayer and masonry contractor, and taught masonry classes at Southwest Junior College. He served as a Navy Seabee during World War II, and was a member of South McComb Baptist Church for over 60 years. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Chuck and Sandy Canton of Weatherford, TX, and Gary and Dixie Canton of Jayess; two daughters and sons-in-law, Luann and David Allred of Smithdale, and Ellen and Ray Williams of Franklinton, LA; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a special companion, Anna Nimon; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Eva Lee Whittington Canton; two brothers, Clyde and Bobby Canton; and two sisters, Athalee Frazier and Inez Dubose. Burial was at Hollywood Cemetery by Hartman Funeral Home.

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CAPDEPON, Betty
PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI: Betty Jean Capdepon, 73, passed away December 5, 2004. She was born December 13, 1930. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pascagoula, and was a former volunteer for the Candy Stripers and Gray Ladies of the Red Cross. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Ronald "Cap" Capdepon; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela Kaye and Ronnie Sheldon of Pascagoula, and Paula Jean and Ronnie Davis of Gautier; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen Garrard and Deborah Capdepon of Pascagoula; a sister, Helen Joyce Burst of Atlanta, GA; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Ramon and Elizabeth Fuente; and a sister, Elizabeth Jeanette Cole. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Michael Kelleher officiating. Interment was at Machpelah Cemetery with arrangements by O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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CAPPLEMAN, Ruby
RIPLEY, MISSISSIPPI: Ruby Spires Cappleman, 89, died November 27, 2008. She was born March 11, 1919 to the late Rev. J.M. Spires and Linnie Wright Spires. She was a lifelong Methodist. She is survived by a brother-in-law, Paul McConnell of Missouri; a sister-in-law, Rachel Cappleman of Ripley; and her nieces and nephews. She was precedeed in death by her husband, Troy C. Cappleman; three sisters, Flonnie Stewart, Willie Turner, and Ethyl Blythe; and a brother, Milton Spires. Burial was at Dumas Cemetery under the direction of Ripley Funeral Home.

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CARNATHAN, Marvinell
FULTON, MISSISSIPPI: Marvinell Carnathan, 69, died August 26, 2012. She was born November 7, 1942 in Fulton to Marvin and Mauvilla Williams Dulaney. She worked in the cafeteria at Itawamba Junior High School, and was a member of the Fulton Church of Christ. She enjoyed growing flowers. Survivors include a son, Mark (Rachelle) Carnathan of Tupelo; a daughter, Karen (Wade) Bryan of Fulton; her cousins; and her grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Billy Carnathan; and her parents. Internment was at Pine Grove Cemetery under the direction of Senter Funeral Home.

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CARROLL, Ouida
MATHISON, MISSISSIPPI: Ouida Crowley Carroll, 84, passed away July 3, 2005. She was born March 2, 1921. She attended Hebron Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Glenda Faye Nickels of Mathiston; a son, Sammy "Buddy" Carroll of Columbus; two sisters, Maudean Pollan and Jessie Faye Hunter Peeples of Eupora; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Carroll. Services were held at Oliver Funeral Home with Rev. William S. Weddle officiating. Burial was at Clarkson Cemetery.

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CARUTHERS, Charles
SARDIS, MISSISSIPPI: Charles Kotz Caruthers, 72, died January 17, 2003. He was born December 30, 1930 to the late Hulbert A. Caruthers and Ann Runken Caruthers Taylor. He was a former member of the National Guard, and was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Lee Childress Caruthers; a daughter, Suzan C. Hyde of Sardis; two sons, Scott Caruthers of Sardis, and Charles Caruthers, Jr. of Vicksburg; a sister, Betty Crystal of Madison, MS; a brother, Ed Taylor of Ottowa, KS; and 4 grandchildren. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery by Moore Funeral Home.

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CARTER, Albert L., Jr.
GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI: Albert Lee Carter, Jr., 42, died April 17, 2009. He was born September 14, 1966 to the late Albert Lee and Mary Ann Carter. He was a construction worker. He is survived by two sons, Albert Carter, Jr. of Texas City, TX and Deron Carter of Texas City, TX; his mother, Mary Carter of Gulfport; two sisters, Eva Lee Dedeaux of Gulfport and Susie Carter of Chicago, IL; three brothers, Walter Carter, Calvin Carter and Marvin Carter, all of Gulfport; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Carter, Sr.; a sister, Leslie May Carter; and his grandmother, Eva Mae Drone. Arrangements were handled by Marshall Funeral Home.

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CASE, Frances
BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI: Frances Smith Case, 92, died January 19, 2006. She was born August 23, 1913 to Zack Smith and Lizzie Scarborough Smith. She was a member of Southway Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughters, Alice Warren and Dorothy Benson, both of Brookhaven, Yvonne Ogle of Columbia, TN, and Pat Jacobson of Baton Rouge, LA; two sisters, Pat Bramlett and Martha Fauver, both of Brookhaven; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus M. "Don" Case; her parents; two grandchildren, Chris Benson and Terri Lynn Benson; a great-granddaughter; three brothers, Brady, Fosby and Eugene Smith; and three sisters, Wilma Cain, Bessie Smith, and Helen Smith. Burial was at Easthaven Cemetery under the direction of Brookhaven Funeral Home.

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CASE, Jauntee
BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI: Jauntee Case, 73, died May 18, 2000. She was born April 23, 1927 to Ernest A. and Verna Laird Case. She attended Macedonia Baptist Church. She is survived by her aunts, Marguerite Smith of Brookhaven, and Annie Pearl Smith of Birmingham, AL. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services were held at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel, followed by burial at Macedonia Cemetery.

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CASON, Levall
CENTREVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Levall Cason, 81, died March 26, 2009. He was born June 22, 1927 to the late Rev. James Cason and Classeria Dennis Cason. He was a retired construction worker, and served as a deacon and trustee at Embre Hill Church of God in Christ. He is survived by his wife, Every Williams Cason; two sons, Larry Cason and Donnie Cason, both of Kansas City, MO; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Melven and Paul Mikell of Jackson, and Ida Arbuthnot and Classie and John Packnett, all of Kansas City; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and three brothers. Services were held at Embre Hill Church of God in Christ. Burial was at the church cemetery.

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CAUSLY, Leberdia L.
MOUND BAYOU, MISSISSIPPI: Leberdia Liston Causly, 73, died September 29, 2003. She was born December 21, 1929, and was retired. She is survived by a son, Bernard M. Causley of Milwaukee; two daughters, Philander Thompson of Houston, TX, and Priscilla Sharp of Clarksdale; two sisters, Virginia Greer and Ollie Mae Robinson, both of Milwaukee; 7 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Azion Missionary Baptist Church in Mound Bayou with Rev. Clarence Tolbert officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery with arrangements by Royal Funeral Home of Clarksdale, MS.

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CAYGLE, Sara
RIPLEY, MISSISSIPPI: Sara Richardson Caygle, 72, died August 15, 2009. She was born September 23, 1936 to the late Jennings Bryan Richardson and Daisy Lee Wilkie Richardson. She is survived by three daughters, Shari Sprayberry-Conrad of Ripley, and Miki Ferrell and Pam Stanley, both of Memphis; 9 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Denis V. Caygle. Interment was at Forest Memorial Park in Batesville under the direction of Maley-Warbrough Funeral Home of Covington, TN.

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CHAMBERS, Laura B.
VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI: Laura B. Chambers, 79, died January 9, 2006. She is survived by her daughters, Martha Walker and Shirley Chambers, both of Vicksburg, and Jennie Jones of Terry; her sons, John Chambers, Jr. of Inglewood, CA, Eugene Chambers of Pearl, Freddie Chambers of Jackson, and Melvin Chambers of Clinton; a sister, Annie Armstrong of Vicksburg; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church, followed by interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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CHAMBERS, O'Neal
PORT GIBSON, MISSISSIPPI: O'Neal Chambers, 92, died May 16, 2003. He was a deacon at Rose Hill Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Victoria Chambers; three daughters, Felecia Chambers-Harried of Port Gibson, Viola Andrews of Altadena, CA, and Bobbie Bryson of Shaw, MS; two brothers, Wallace Chambers of Akron, OH, and George Chambers of Boston; three sisters, Brybenia Wyatt of Port Gibson, and Leona Washington and Geneva Taylor, both of Jackson; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and his nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony Chambers and Drucilla Walker Chambers; a son, O'Neal Chambers, Jr.; three brothers, Louis Chambers, Martin Chambers and Carl Chambers; and two sisters, Maggie Chambers-Braxton and Jeanette Wyatt. Services were held at Rose Hill Christian Church. Burial was at the church cemetery by Thompson Funeral Home.

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CHAMBERY, Opereda
NETTLETON, MISSISSIPPI: Opereda Chambery, 95, passed away November 1, 2005. Services were held at Springhill M.B. Church in Nettleton. Interment was at Mullens Cemetery with arrangements handled by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home.

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CHANDLER, Mary
BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI: Mary Lee Chandler, 62, died January 18, 2006. She was born September 5, 1943 to L.J. Walker and Dovie May Walker. She attended Macedonia Baptist Church. She is survived by her mother; her husband, Billy Ray Chandler, Sr.; three sons, Billy Ray Chandler, Jr., Michael Dewayne Chandler, and Alton Lee Chandler, all of Brookhaven; two daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte Dianne and Obie Simmons of Denham Springs, LA, and Kim and Christopher Edgerton of Spokane, WA; a brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Judy Walker of Natchez; a sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca and Neil Henry of Natchez; 15 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; and a step great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her father; a grandchild, Walker Chandler; and a niece, Rebecca Walker. Services were held at Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial was at the church cemetery by Riverwood Family Funeral Service.

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CHAPMAN, Ozell
BATESVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Ozell Chapman, 78, died April 1, 2007. She was born August 29, 1928 to the late Hosea Leland and Earline Willangham. She was a member of New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, and belonged to the Church Missionary and Fellowship Committee. She is survived by her husband, Roy Chapman; three daughters, Georgia Chapman and Barbara Chapman, both of Batesville, and Connie Bowman of Amherst, NY; three sons, Robert Chapman and Dwight Chapman, both of Batesville, and Lee Walter Chapman of Milwaukee, WI; a sister, Blanche Dugger of Milwaukee; five brothers, Joe Leland and C.W. Leland of Batesville, Lloyd Leland and Maurice Leland of Oakland, Mack Leland of Greenwood, and Earnest Leland of Milwaukee; 20 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services were held at New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at New Bethlehem Cemetery under the direction of Cooley's Mortuary.

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CHASSION, Claudel R.
WESSON, MISSISSIPPI: Claudel Renee Chassion, 40, died January 4, 2002. She is survived by her parents, Pete and Aline M. Chassion of Wesson; a brother, Joey Chassion of Brookhaven, MS; three sisters, Glenda Gemelli of Wesson, Kim Keen of Clinton, MS, and Sharon Hughes of Wesson; and a grandfather, Nelis Chassion of Houma, LA. She was preceded in death by a grandmother, Daisy M. Chassion; and her grandparents, Ezeb and Lillian Miller. Services were held at Heucks Retreat Baptist Church. Burial was at Wesson Cemetery under the direction of Brookhaven Funeral Home.

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CHERONI, Blanche
HAZLEHURST, MISSISSIPPI: Blanche Cheroni, 89, died January 7, 2010. She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Watts of Hazlehurst, and Kathleen Smith of Waycross, GA; a son, Freddie Cheroni of Hazlehurst; a brother, Harry Rutledge of Hazlehurst; a sister, Dorene McAlpin of Crystal Springs; 9 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Bethesda Cemetery by Stringer Family Funeral Services.

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CHERRY, Mae Lee
WEIR, MISSISSIPPI: Mae Lee Cherry, 64, died August 20, 2010. She was a member of Weir Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her mother, Sarah Marshall of Weir; two daughters, Sarah and Mary Cherry, both of Philadelphia, MS; two brothers, Joe Marshall and Johnny Marshall, both of Weir; 2 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Weir Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was at Millspring Cemetery with arrangements by Williams, Herring and Hampton Funeral Home.

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CHILDRESS, Winifred
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Winifred S. Childress, 84, died on March 11, 2006. She was the daughter of the late Henry Francis Sadler and Annie Winifred Woods Sadler. She was a charter member of Alta Woods United Methodist Church. She was a retiree from the Sears Roebuck auditing department. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and quilting. Survivors include a daughter, Frances C. Burns of Byram; a son, Jimmy S. Childress of Madison; her sisters, Mavis S. Clark of Jackson, Lois S. Gerrard of Jackson; 4 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Burial was at Lakewood Memorial Park under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home.

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CHILES, Arlene Roberson
VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI: Arlene Roberson Chiles, 87, died May 8, 2005. She attended St. Mark Freewill Baptist Church, where she served as president of the Usher's Board and depositor of the church building fund. She is survived by a daughter, Honey Flemings of Houston; a grandson, Justin Sowell of Houston; her caregiver, Lena Mae Roberson of Vicksburg; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Chiles; her parents, Armean Roberson, Sr. and Mattie Nichols; two brothers, Armean "Jake" Roberson, Jr. and Oscar Roberson, Sr.; and three sisters, Josephine Raymond, Beatrice Macfield, and Lena Mae Collins. Services were held at St. Mark Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was at Green Acres Memorial Park with arrangements by Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home.

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CHRISTIAN, Alma N.
GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI: Alma Naomi "Sissy" Christian, 81, died October 18, 2005. She was born September 2, 1924 to the late Horace Elljahu and Belle Grant Christian. She is survived by a sister, Lucille Clegg of Colt, AR; a brother, Elmer "Buddy" Christian of Florence, AZ; several nieces, including Voncile Wright of Libertyville, IL, and Louise J. Smith of Carrollton; several nephews, including Morris Jackson and Everett Jackson, both of Greenwood; and several great and great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Eva Camilla Jackson and Lena Hanselman; and three brothers, John Christian of Pascagoula, Jim Christian of Marianna, AR, and Rodney Christian of Greenwood. Interment was at Mount Pisgah Cemetery under the direction of Williams and Lord Funeral Home..

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CHRISTMAS, Larry D., Sr.
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Larry Darnell Christmas, Sr., 55, died October 7, 2008. He was born January 28, 1953 to James and Carrie Mae Christmas. He worked for Kuhlman Electric Co. and Armstrong World Industries, and a leader with the United Steel Workers' Local Union #363. He attended Jackson State, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Debra Christmas; a son, Larry (Tiffany) Christmas, Jr.; a daughter, Farah Christmas; his brothers, James (Juanita) Christmas, Jr. and Kelvin (Linda) Christmas; a sister, Joann Goff; and adoptive sister, Nejuan (Johnny) Adams; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Arragements were handled by Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home.

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CHRISTMAS, Nina Mae
HAZLEHURST, MISSISSIPPI: Nina Mae Christmas, 78, died December 21, 2008. She was born June 16, 1930 to Letha Smiley and Alonzo Williams. She was a member of Mount Sinai United Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Jolynn (Robert) Hall of Hazlehurst; four sons, Billy (Eleanor) Lockwood of Rio Vista, CA, Willie (Barbara) Christmas of Jackson, and Murray Lee (Gladys) Christmas and Larry (Donna) Christmas of Hazlehurst; a stepdaughter, Ravae Johnson of Hazlehurst; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and her special friends, Deloise Norrells, Linda Faye Martin, and Shirley Jean Linson, all of Hazlehurst. She was preceded in death by her husband, Murray Lee Christmas, Sr. Services were held at Mount Sinai United Methodist Church. Interment was at Old St. John Cemetery in Wesson with arrangements by House of People Funeral Home, Inc.

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CLAY, Olevia A.
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI: Olevia A. Clay, 73, died February 14, 2009. She is survived by a son, Leon Clay; two nephews, Kenneth Hines and James Walker; a niece, Patricia Walker; three sisters, Mary J. Hines, Irma Singleton, and Elnora Jackson; and a brother, Claude Clay. Burial was at Heavenly Rest Cemetery under the direction of Royal Funeral Home.

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CLAYTON, Columbia
TIPPAH COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI: Columbia Clayton died March 15, 1935. She was born March 14, 1851 to Hugh McKnight and Elizabeth Vandiver. She was the wife of William Jasper Clayton. Burial was at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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CLIFTON, Ida B.
BENTONIA, MISSISSIPPI: Ida B. Clifton, 64, died December 3, 2008. She was the daughter of Fannie Mae Thurman Polk and Alfred Polk. Services were held at Old Concord Missionary Baptist Church in Bentonia. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of Collins Funeral Home.

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CLINTON, Cora
HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI: Cora E. Clinton, 99, died October 29, 2003. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church. She is survived by five sons, Bobbie Clinton, Glenn Clinton and Roy Clinton, all of Hattiesburg, Louie Clinton of Columbus, and Lee Clinton, Jr., of Purvis; two daughters, Evelyn Talbert and Kathleen Sanderson, both of Hattiesburg; 22 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and 40 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, L. V. Clinton. Interment was at Providence Cemetery under the direction of Moore Funeral Home.

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COBB, James Robert
BATESVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: James Robert "Jim Bob" Cobb, 21, died August 23, 2003. He was born May 15, 1982 to James G. Cobb and Gwendolyn Walters Walker. He was a turf management student at East Mississippi Community College, and was employed by Green Oakes Golf Course. He attended Antioch Baptist Church in Columbus, MS. Survivors include his mother; his father; his grandparents, Frank and Ruby Newton, both of Enid, MS; and his great-grandmother, Ollie Howell of Pope, MS. Services were held at the chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Cook, Rev. Ed Knox and Rev. Linnie Maples officiating. Burial was at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope, MS.

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COBERN, Thelma Lee
SOUTHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI: Thelma Lee Cobern, 73, died December 19, 2003. She was born March 22, 1930 to the late James Willie and Ethel Dorothy Simmons Duke. She was a seamstress, and attended Liberty Hill Baptist Church. She is survived by a brother, Hermon Marion Duke of Okolona; and a sister, Minnie Dye of Pope. Burial was at Liberty Hill Cemetery under the direction of Dickins Funeral Home.

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COCKERHAM, Dorothy
CLINTON, MISSISSIPPI: Dorothy Cockerham, 84, died September 28, 2005. She was a daughter of the late John Thomas and Wilma Abbott Clark. She enjoyed fishing, camping and reading. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Carrie Middleton of Clinton; a daughter and son-in-law, Fay and Robert Rollins of Clinton; a stepson, Claude L. Cockerham III; 2 grandchildren; and a sister, Carrie Fleming of Vicksburg. She was preceded in death by two husbands, John V. Middleton and Claude L. Cockerham; her parents; a brother, John Thomas Clark; and a sister, Lucille Collier. Services were held at Lakewood Funeral Home with interment at Lakewood Memorial Park.

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COFFEY, Sharon
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Sharon J. Coffey, 48, died September 24, 2007. She worked for AmSouth Bank of Jackson, and was a Jehovah's Witness. She is survived by her husband, Carter Coffey III; a son, Daryl Coffey of Jackson; two daughters, Laurie Hampton and Raven Coffey, both of Jackson; her mother, Ethel L. Jackson of Hermanville; five brothers, Willie Johnson, Floyd Johnson and Sammie E. Johnson, all of Hermanville, Larry Johnson of Vicksburg, and George Johnson, Jr. of Detroit; six sisters, Corine Jack and Betty Barnes, both of Hermanville, Lurlean Rockingham of Port Gibson, Lillie Cicero of Detroit, Louise Reed of Miami, and Annie Lemon of Kenner, LA; and her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, George Johnson; a brother, Bobby Hedrick; and a sister, Lela Johnson. Services were held at Port Gibson High School. Burial was at Holly Grove Cemetery in Hermanville by Thompson Funeral Home.

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COHEN, Bernard
PORT GIBSON, MISSISSIPPI: Bernard Cohen, age 5 months, died August 12, 1842. He was the son of Abraham and Elizabeth Cohen.

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COKER, Jack A.
VANCLEAVE, MISSISSIPPI: Jack A. Coker, 75, died August 22, 2009. He was born December 16, 1933. He was a retired First Class Petty Officer with the United States Navy, having served for 22 years. He was also retired from Ingalls Shipbuilding after 22 years as a superintendent. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty Sue Coker; three children, Deniece McLeod (Nathaniel) of Lucedale, Angie Baker (Greg) of Ocean Springs, and Brice Coker (Melody) of Vancleave; three sisters, Shirley McBride (Jerry) of Heidelburg, MS; Nell Dobbs (Eddie) of Laurel, and Debbie Slayton (Ronnie) of Brandon; two brothers, Jerry Coker of Houston, TX, and Wayne Coker of Laurel; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Coker; and a son, Bob E. Coker. Interment with military honors was at Antioch Methodist Church Cemetery in Laurel, MS under the direction of O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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COLE, Ardell
SENATOBIA, MISSISSIPPI: Ardell Cole, 80, died December 16, 2005. He retired from the City of Senatobia Sanitation Department. He is survived by a sister, Dorothy Jean Pryor of Memphis, TN; a brother, Raney Cole of Memphis, TN; and a cousin, Mary Matthews of Memphis, TN. Burial was at Smith Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with arrangements by J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home.

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COLE, Hershel
SARDIS, MISSISSIPPI: Hershel Cole, 80, died July 27, 2000. Survivors include his wife, Mary Cole; eight daughters, Georgie Mae Cole of North Carolina, Annie Mae Cole of Cleveland, OH, Rosie Mae Mitchell and Betty L. Osborn, both of Como, Joyce Ann Hill of Malden, MO, Lisa Cole of Sardis, Juanita Smith of Memphis, and Earline Mitchell of Independence; five sons, James Cole of Malden, MO, Willie Cole of Curtis, MS, Keith Cole of Senatobia, Nathaniel Cole of St. Louis, and Joe Cole of Memphis; 78 grandchildren; 90 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at Hunter Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Como. Burial was at the Mount Moriah Church Cemetery.

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COLEMAN, Lela
SOUTHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI: Lela Montez Coleman, 89, died July 24, 2009. She was the former mayor of Doddsville. She is survived by five daughters, Laura Webb of Pineville, LA, Sylvia Lee of Southaven, Edna McDaniel of Grenada, Myra Boyer of Boyle, and Debra Williams of Hernado; two sisters, Louise Hail of Southaven and Inez Milner of Belzoni; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Pistole and June Linburger; her husband, Trenton Leon Coleman; a son, Trenton Leon Coleman, Jr.; and a daughter, Lettie Britt. Interment was at Lehrton Cemetery by Williams and Lord Funeral Home.

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COLLINS, Willis G.
BATESVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Willis Greenville "Jack" Collins, 88, died August 15, 2002. He was born October 16, 1913 to the late Lucius and Roxanne Logan Collins. He was a retired farmer and attended West Marks Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Phillip D. Collins of Clarksville, AR; a daughter, Renelda June Yount of Jacksonville, FL; a sister, Udela Owens of Sugarland, TX; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Kimbro Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Smithey officiating. Burial was at Memorial Gardens in Clarksdale.

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COLVIN, Alex
LOUISVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Alex Colvin, 81, passed away March 16, 2003. He was born February 9, 1922, and was a retired logger. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Colvin of Louisville; five daughters and sons-in-law, Lillie and Sonny Slaughter, Doris and Gus Doss, Peggy and David Hornesbuger, Sherry and Jerome Carter, and Debra and Ceasar Nicholson, all of Louisville; a sister, Effie Edwards of Louisville; a brother, Perry Triplett of Bluffton, IN; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Mount Bell Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Anthony McIntosh officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.

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COMFORT, Vivien
SARDIS, MISSISSIPPI: Vivien Sweat Comfort, 73, died June 8, 2003. She was born July 30, 1929. She was a graduate of the University of Mississippi, and was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She was a former secretary for North Panola High School, and retired from Mississippi Power and Light. She attended Sardis United Methodist Church, where she served on the Board of Trustees. She was a member of United Methodist Women, the Sardis Women's Club, and the Heflin House Museum. She is survived by a sister, Lillian Blanchard of Grand Prairie, TX; and a brother, Thomas L. Sweat of Corinth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Comfort; and a brother, N.S. Sweat. Services were held at Sardis United Methodist Church. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Moore Funeral Home.

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COMMANDER, Joe
CLEVELAND, MISSISSIPPI: Joe D. Commander, 67, died April 24, 2009. He was born November 24, 1941 to William Henry Commander and Alma Bailey Commander. He retired from Baxter's Laboratories, and served in the National Guard. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He is survived by a son, Joe D. Commander, Jr. of Cleveland; a daughter, Lori Ann Harrison of Cleveland; a brother, Charles Commander of Shaw; two sisters, JoAnn Miller of Duck Hill, and Francis Adel Tabb of West; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Alma Commander; a sister, Sue Holder; and a brother, William Henry Commander, Jr. Burial was at North Cleveland Cemetery by Ray Funeral Home.

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COMPERE, Beulah
FLORENCE, MISSISSIPPI: Beulah Compere, 46, passed away October 9, 2006. She was born July 17, 1960. Survivors include her husband, Doug Compere; a son, Lucas Compere; and a sister, Johnnie Thornton, all of Florence. Interment was at Mt. Creek Cemetery under the direction of Chancellor Funeral Home.

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CONN, Mary
CRYSTAL SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI: Mary Ouida Allen Conn, 83, died October 8, 2009. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she served as nursery director for 50 years. She is survived by her husband, James E. Conn; her daughters, Retha Neusy and Chris Conn of Crystal Springs, and Toni C. Clements and husband Joel of Waynesboro; a son, James Clark Conn and wife Mary of Jackson; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, O.P. and Althea Hegwood Allen; and a sister, Laverne Allen Cooke. Burial was at Crystal Springs Cemetery under the direction of Stringer Funeral Home.

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COOK, Barbara A.
ABERDEEN, MISSISSIPPI: Barbara Ann Cook, 54, died May 15, 2009. Services were held at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at Baptist Grove Cemetery in Prairie under the direction of Westbrook Funeral Home.

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COOLEY, Robert
PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI: Robert Cooley, 57, died January 1, 2008. He was born August 5, 1950. He was a an electrician and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by a brother, John Cooley of Pascagoula; his cousins; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleveland T. Cooley and Eleanor Turek Cooley; and a brother, Arthur Cooley. Services were held at St. John's Episcopal Church. Interment was at Machpelah Cemetery under the direction of O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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COPPLE, William P.
TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI: William Peter Copple, 80, died October 11, 2009. He was a retired computer technician. He was born June 15, 1929. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and enjoyed gardening, wine making, and his pets. He is survived by a son, William Wes Copple and wife Karen of Oxford; 2 grandchildren; and his best friend, Ken Wessels of Oxford. Burial was at Oxford Memorial Cemetery with arrangements by Waller Funeral Home.

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CORBETT, Virgie
PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI: Virgie Mary Corbett, 65, died September 9, 2007. She was born September 2, 1942. She was a retired employee of the Pascagoula School District. She was a member of the Southern Belles Bridge Club, and enjoyed golf, gardening, and birdwatching. She is survived by a son, Sean Corbett of Pascagoula; a daughter, Tiffany Karle (Michael) of Bay St. Louis; 3 grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John George Corbett. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Arrangements were handled by O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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CORDER, Inez
HOLLANDALE, MISSISSIPPI: Inez White Corder, 83, died March 16, 2006. She was born to Joseph Calvin and Carrie Claudia White. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, John Hampelton Corder; three daughters, Claudia Newton of Yazoo City, MS. Marilyn Corder of The Colony, TX and Barbara Belk of Greenwood, MS; a brother, Roger White of Promise Land; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services were held at Delta City Baptist Church in Delta City, MS. Burial was at the Hollandale City Cemetery with arrangements by Boone-Wells Funeral Home of Greenville, MS.

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CORLEY, Myles S.
HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI: Myles S. "Fritz" Corley, 73, died July 3, 2003. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 29 years of service, and worked for 18 years as substation maintenance supervisor for South Mississippi Electric Power Association. He attended Grandview United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Johnie Corley; two daughters, Valerie McKenzie of Hattiesburg, and Amy Windham of Seminary; and 5 grandchildren. Interment was at the Biloxi National Cemetery under the direction of Moore Funeral Home.

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CORNELISON, Haughty
IUKA, MISSISSIPPI: Haughty Enlow Cornelison, 97, died December 4, 2004 at Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home. She was born September 10, 1907. She was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church, and enjoyed crocheting. She is survived by a daughter, Glenda Pace of Camden, TN; 6 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Herbert Enlow and Earman Cornelison; a son, Harold W. Enlow; and 13 siblings. Interment was at New Prospect Cemetery under the direction of Cutshall Funeral Home.

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COSTON, Betty
SENATOBIA, MISSISSIPPI: Betty Coston, 61, died February 2, 2004. She was a member of Wyatte Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Howard Algee of Wyatte; her mother, Sarah Steward of Senatobia; four sisters, Sue Harrison of Thyatira, Maxine Floate of Wyatte, Judy Hunter of Horn Lake, and Donna Shackleford of Starkville; and a granddaughter. Interment was at Cathy Cemetery by Pate-Jones Funeral Home.

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COTE, Carlson John
NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI: Carlson John Cote, 63, died April 9, 2009. He was born August 1,1945 to Normand and Mary Moda Cote. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and attended Assumption Catholic Church. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Danielle and Daryn Spillman of Weatherford, OK, and Mary K. and Ashley McGee of Louisiana; a son and daughter-in-law, Christopher John and Charity Cote of Weatherford, OK; and a brother, Vernon Cote of Denver, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services were held at Assumption Catholic Church. Burial was at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

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COTTEN, Frances
McCOMB, MISSISSIPPI: Frances L. Cotten, 80, died October 6, 2009. She was born October 3, 1929 in McComb to Sylvester and Florida Myrtle Williams Cotten. She was a minister in the United Methodist Church, and was a former bookkeeper at Southwest MS Community College. She was active with the Pink Ladies at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, and was a volunteer chaplain at the hospital and area nursing homes. Survivors include two brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul Cotten (Lou Ann) of Ellisville, and Milam Cotten (Betty) of Jackson; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary V. Graham (Mack) of Collins; her nieces and nephews; and her friends. Burial was at Hollywood Cemetery with arrangements by Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home.

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COUTANT, June
HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI: June Coutant, 95, died December 6, 2009. She attended the First Baptist Church of Hattiesburg. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Coutant Williams of Petal. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert E. Coutant. Burial was at Roseland Park Cemetery with arrangements by Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home.

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COVACEVICH, Nelious
OCEAN SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI: Nelious Clarence "Neil" Covacevich, 90, died April 6, 2011 at his home. He was born September 27, 1920 to Jackie and Artimase Covacevich. He was a professional boat builder, and also worked in boat repair. He retired at the age of 85. He was renown along the Gulf Coast for his excellence in the design and craftsmanship of wooden boats. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and served as a Chief Petty Officer during World War II. Survivors include his children, Joseph Keith Covacevich, Debbie (Joel) Herron, Paul (Jennie) Bodin, Ray (Joann) Bodin, Jr., Rodney (Renee) Bodin, Suzette Bodin, and Patti Butirich; his grandchildren; his great-grandchildren; and his great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley R. Covacevich; his parents; and his siblings. Interment with military honors was at the Biloxi National Cemetery under the direction of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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CRAPPS, Marcy Brasher
PHILADELPHIA, MISSISSIPPI: Marcy Brasher Crapps, 33, died October 2, 2002 in Leake County. She was a registered nurse, and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, Mark Crapps of Philadelphia; two daughters, Bridgett Jade Crapps and Hallee Logan Crapps, both of Philadelphia; parents, R.D. and Imogene Brasher of Philadelphia; two sisters, Terry Jayroe of Louisville and Diane Stegall of Meridian; a brother, Mark Brasher of Philadelphia; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Hugh Martin and Rev. John Stephens officiating. Burial was at East Lawn Cemetery with arrangements by John E. Stephens Funeral Services.

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CRAWLEY, Billy Wayne
PONTOTOC, MISSISSIPPI: Billy Wayne Crawley, 51, died June 3, 2010 at NMMC in Tupelo. He worked as a carpenter, plumber, electrician, and mechanic. He was born April 23, 1959 to Eugene Ballard Crawley and Flora Lee Adams Crawley. He is survived by his companion, Kathy Marks of Pontotoc; an aunt and uncle, Johnny and Mae Owens of Aberdeen; and his friends, including Josh and Hannah Chunn of Toccopola, Avis Burleson, William and Jennifer Farrar and family, and Chop and Leslie Smith, all of Mooreville, and Gerald and Pam Hand and Kitty Newsum, all of Pontotoc. He was preceded in death by his parents. Interment was at Lee Memorial Cemetery in Verona with arrangements by Browning Funeral Home.

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CREECH, William O.
MEADVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: William Oson Creech, 75, died February 15, 2005. He was born November 9, 1929 to Russell Creech and Pearl Sappinston Creech. He worked as an offshore roughneck. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and attended Bude Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Creech; a daughter, Sonya Thornhill of Raymond; a son, Gary Creech of Mankato, MN; his sisters, Sybel Freeman of Natchez, and Sandra Laird of Vicksburg; a brother, Leser Creech of Oklahoma; and 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Burial was at Midway Cemetery under the direction of Franklin Funeral Home.

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CRENSHAW, Alvin C., Jr.
LAUREL, MISSISSIPPI: Alvin Cornelius Crenshaw, Jr., 74, died April 25, 2009. He was a self-employed mechanic. He is survived by his wife, Dovie Ellen Crenshaw; three sons, Harvey Alvin Crenshaw, Gary Wayne Crenshaw, and Allen Jerome Crenshaw, all of Laurel; four daughters, Joyce Jones and Betty Miller, both of Bastrop, LA, Denise Hill of Caledonia, and Angel Hubbard of Gonzales, LA; a brother, Leonard Crenshaw of Bastrop, LA; five sisters, Eloise Crenshaw, Margaret Coleman, Earlene Trichell, Verlene Wallace and Billie Faye Estep, all of Louisiana; 16 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Viola Crenshaw. Burial was at Sunset Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home.

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CRISLER, Carol
SOUTHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI: Carol Crisler, 66, died March 2, 2003. She was the daughter of Elizabeth Brown. She retired from Haverty's Furniture. She was a published author, and attended Pope Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Diane Swain of Memphis; a son, Alan Crisler of Pope; five sisters, Billie Capwell and Judy Brown, both of Pope, Kathryn Sullivant and Wanda Griffin, both of Memphis, and Barbara Watts of Marion, AR; four brothers, William Thomas Brown of Memphis, Bobby Brown of Olive Branch, Richard Brown and James H. Brown, both of Pope; and a granddaughter. Services were held at Pope Baptist Church. Arrangements were handled by Family Funeral Care Summer Avenue Chapel.

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CRITZ, Orine Petty
STARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Orine Petty Critz, 97, died March 23, 2009. She was born December 23, 1911 to Roxie White and Lee Petty. She was a member of Adaton United Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Mavis C. Stennis (Tom) of Starkville; a son, Guy B. Critz (Nancy) of Starkville; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Mickey Graves (Merlin) of Columbus. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Barry Critz. Services were held at Adaton United Methodist Church. Burial was at Adaton United Methodist Church Cemetery under the direction of Calvert Funeral Home.

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CROSBY, Elsie
GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Elsie Merlene Crosby, 79, died June 18, 2009. She was born September 2, 1929 to Alec and Lillie Odom. She is survived by two daughters and their spouses, Cathy and Scott Finley of Greenville, and Doreen and James Bachtell of Hixon, TN; three sons and their spouses, John and Shirley Crosby of Wichita, KS, Robert D. and Karen Crosby of Wichita, KS, and Darren K. Crosby of Chattanooga, TN; a sister, Earnestine Frazier of Louisville; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Crosby; five sisters, Mabel G. McMillon, Lerah Odom, Mildred Allen, Eddie Lee Hudgins and Rena Lou Rutherford; and two grandchildren, Aaron Crosby and Megan Diane Bachtell. Services were held at Maranatha Assembly of God. Burial was at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

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CROTWELL, Faye Helena
YAZOO CITY, MISSISSIPPI: Faye Helena Crotwell, 62, died February 22, 2004. She was born May 17, 1941 to Miller Leonard Crotwell and Myrtle Marie McCoy. She was a retired seamstress for Jockey International, and attended Straight Bayou Baptist Church. Survivors include two brothers, Freddie Crotwell of Yazoo City, and Ted Crotwell of Vicksburg. Burial was at Straight Bayou Cemetery in Sharkey County with arrangements by Stricklin-King Funeral Home.

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CRUMBLE, Alonso
JONESTOWN, MISSISSIPPI: Alonzo Crumble, 72, died February 26, 2006. He was born September 8, 1933. He was a truck driver for the Coahoma County Road Department, and was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Malinda H. Crumble; four sons, Cleniff Brown of East St. Louis, IL, Michael Copeland of Clarksdale, and Frednardo Johnson and Kevin Williams, both of Jonestown; 14 daughters, Alice Carter of Milwaukee, WS, Armelia Smith, Deborah Banks, Valerie Miller, Willie M. Brown, Miriam Holmes, LaShonda Holmes, Yvonne Brooks, Katrina Williams and LaQuita Crumble, all of Jonestown, Benita Myles and Sonja Crumble, both of Memphis, Patricia Grant of Tutwiler, and Debra Copeland of Clarksdale; three sisters, Armelia Allen and Bessie Pollard, both of Friars Point, and Ethel Keeler of Milwaukee, WS; 34 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Theresa Crumble. Services were held at Mary Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Wesley Barnes officiating. Interment was at Heavenly Rest Cemetery with arrangements by Delta Burial Corporation of Clarksdale, MS.

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CRUMP, Lee May
BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI: Lee May Crump, 82, died December 31, 2005. He was born December 14, 1923 to William and Bertha Crump. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and attended Crump Chapel United Methodist Church. He is survived by two daughters, Dessie Gray and Lynda Williams, both of Brookhaven; a brother, K.C. Crump of Tampa, FL; a sister, Bessie Taylor of Brookhaven; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a niece; his great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Lucinda Crump and Luvennia Crump; and two brothers, Frank Crump and C.C. Crump. Services were held at Crump Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of Williams Mortuary.

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CRUTCHFIELD, Jimmie
CALHOUN CITY, MISSISSIPPI: Jimmie Crutchfield, 71, died October 16, 2000. He was a retired construction worker. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Norma B. Crutchfield; three sons, Timmy Crutchfield of Jackson, and Calvin Crutchfield and Kenny Crutchfield, both of Calhoun City; two daughters, Faye Lucius of Derma and Nancy Crutchfield of Jackson; six brothers, T.C. Crutchfield of Calhoun City, Hosea Crutchfield of Coffeeville, Glynn Crutchfield, Willie Ben Crutchfield, Bobby Joe Crutchfield, all of Calhoun City, and Steve Crutchfield of Vicksburg; four sisters, Virginia Lofton of Calhoun City, Martha Giglic and Betty Lou Clark, both of Chicago, IL, and Patricia White of Meridian; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Pryor Funeral Home.

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CUCCIA, Marilyn McQueen
DIAMONDHEAD, MISSISSIPPI: Marilyn McQueen Cuccia, 67, died October 21, 2006. She was a Catholic, and worked as a real estate agent for Century 21. She was a member of the Diamondhead Women's Club, and was an active member of the Krewe of Selene since 1996 and was crowned Queen in 2004. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Joseph A. Cuccia of Diamondhead, MS; a daughter, Trina Cuccia of Diamondhead, MS; mother, Gertrude V. Toncrey of Diamondhead, MS; brother, Joseph McQueen of Lumberton, MS; a sister-in-law, Rose Rita Cuccia of Diamondhead, MS; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph McQueen. Edmond Fahey Funeral Home of Bay St. Louis, MS had charge of the arrangements.

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CUEVAS, Leroy Anthony
KILN, MISSISSIPPI: Leroy "Lee" Anthony Cuevas, 74, died February 19, 2005. He was born June 20, 1930. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and attended Annunciation Catholic Church in Kiln. He belonged to the Annunciation Men's Club, the Knights of Columbus, and the VFW. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Norma Mauffray Cuevas; two daughters and their husbands, Darlene C. Necaise and Terry of Kiln, MS, and Brenda C. Siegel and Craig of Waveland, MS, two brothers, Gussy Cuevas of Waveland, and Donnie Saucier of Wiggins; two sisters, Pearl Tyner of Waveland, and Diane Saucier of Hattiesburg; 5 grandchildren, Brian Necaise of Portsmouth, NH, Amanda Necaise of Kiln, and Cara Siegel, Danielle Siegel, and Emily Siegel all of Waveland, MS. He was preceded in death by his parents, Aras N. Cuevas and Mary Louise Saucier, and his twin brother, Roy Cuevas. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Annunciation Catholic Church. Interment was at Bayou CoCo Cemetery in Kiln with arrangements by Edmond Fahey Funeral Home.

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CUNNINGHAM, Nettie
BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI: Nettie Maye Medlin Cunningham, 93, died January 14, 2005. She is survived by four daughters, Jean Nichols of Smyrna, TN, Mary Dillingham of Horn Lake, and Ida Holyfield, Brenda Holyfield, both of Byhalia; two sons, John Spellman of Searcy, AR, and William Spellman of Potts Camp; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac David Cunningham. Interment was at Byhalia Cemetery under the direction of Brantley Funeral Home.

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CUPIT, David F.
UNION CHURCH, MISSISSIPPI: David Franklin Cupit, 59, died November 18, 2008. He worked for 35 years with Southwest EPA. He was a cattleman and a Mason, and served as a deacon at Union Church Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Doylene Tennyson Cupit; two sons and daughters-in-law, Nathan and Kim Cupit of Union Church, and Brad and Amy Cupit of Brookhaven; a daughter and son-in-law, Shannon and Jeff Porter of Mobile, AL; a brother and sister-in-law, Herman Cupit, Jr. and wife Joyce of Nashville, TN; and 7 grandchildren. Services were held at Union Church Baptist Church. Interment was at the church cemetery.

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CURRIE, Lucy Boschieri
NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI: Lucy Boschieri Currie, 91, died August 24, 2009. She was born October 13, 1917 to Joseph Ettore Boschieri and Mary Godfrey Boschieri. She retired from South Central Bell as an administrative clerk with over 40 years of service. She was a member of St. Mary Basilica Catholic Church. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, L.C. Currie; two brothers, Veco Boschieri and Louis Boschieri; and four sisters, Rose Rushing, Ernesta Bergeron, Zerlinda Martello, and Amelia Reed. Burial was at Natchez City Cemetery by Laird Funeral Home.

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CURTIS, Ray
IUKA, MISSISSIPPI: Ray Curtis, 74, died September 22, 2009. He was a retired postmaster at the Iuka Post Office, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He attended Iuka Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Annette Allen Curtis; three daughters, Lori Wahlstrom (James) of Iuka, Becky Bradley (Glenn) of Hopkinsville, KY, and Melinda Malone (Mike) of Cherokee, AL; and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dock and Ellen Curtis; a son, James Ray Curtis; and a brother, Roy Curtis. Services were held at Iuka Baptist Church. Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Cutshall Funeral Home.

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DAFFIN, Clevie
PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI: Clevie Aline Reeves Daffin, 81, died December 13, 2003. She was born December 26, 1921. She was a native of Lucedale. She was a manager of Danny's Fried Chicken, and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by a son, Ronald Hugh (Ronnie) Daffin of Pascagoula; a brother, Edmond Reeves of Grand Bay, AL; a sister, Evie Davis of Moss Point; 3 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Richard "Dick" Daffin; and a son, Larry Daffin. Services were held at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery by George County Funeral Home.

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DAFFRON, Margaret
FLORA, MISSISSIPPI: Margaret I. Daffron, 80, died April 19, 2003. She was a Baptist. She is survived by seven daughters, Stella Irene D. Muirhead of Port Gibson, Shirley Elaine D. Proctor of Southaven, Delores Maxine D. Giegerich and Betty Eileen D. Warnock, both of Vicksburg, and Patricia "Pat" Helen D. Perry and Vera Mae D. Climer, both of Flora, and Barbara Ann D. Summerlin of Florence; five sons, James "Jimmy" Arnold Daffron, Martin "Marty" William Daffron and Donald "Donnie" Louis Daffron, all of Vicksburg, Robert Earl Daffron of Eros, LA, and Ronald "Ronnie" Cary Daffron of Florence; two sisters, Mildred Allen of Yazoo City and Helen McClure of Houlka; four brothers, Ernest Roush of Clarksdale, Charles Roush and Leland Roush, both of Monroe, LA, and Earl Roush of Macon; 40 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. Burial was at Green Acres Cemetery by Fisher Funeral Home.

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DAGGS, Seretha Patton
BATESVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Seretha Patton Daggs, 58, died June 16, 2009. She was born July 17, 1950 to the late Edward Patton and Willie Veterine Oliver. She is survived by a daughter, Tondra Atkins of Batesville; a son, Dewayne Patton of Glendale, AZ; her grandmother, Margaret Oliver of Batesville; two sisters, Edna Richardson of Batesville and Eunice Adair of Des Monies, IA; four brothers, Anthony Patton and Ray Patton, both of Batesville, and S.L. Patton and Andrew Patton, both of Memphis; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held at New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of Cooley's Mortuary.

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DAHLEM, Peggy
HAMILTON, MISSISSIPPI: Peggy Marshall Dahlem, 58, died December 4, 2009. She was the daughter of Edward and Avie Nell Whitaker Marshall. She was a retired manager at Fred's Dollar Store. She is survived by two daughters, Sonya Flynt and husband Brian of Hamilton, and Cindy Carpenter and Jesse Reeves of Bartahatchie; a son, Philip Robertson and wife Casey of Jackson; her parents; two brothers, Melvin Marshall and wife Paula of Jackson, TN, and Eddie Marshall and wife Denise of Senatobia; a niece; a nephew; and 6 grandchildren. Services were held at Hamilton Church of God of Prophecy. Burial was at McDuffa Cemetery by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home.

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DAILEY, Mary Evelyn
WEST POINT, MISSISSIPPI: Mary Evelyn Dailey, 89, died July 4, 2009. Services were held at Pilgrim Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Carter's Mortuary Services.

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DANAGE, Robert, Jr.
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Robert Danage, Jr., 82, died January 2, 2009. He was the son of Georgia Robinson Danage and Robert Danage, Sr. He formerly worked for Goodyear Tire Company. Services were held at St. Luther Baptist Church in Jackson. Burial was at Garden Memorial Park with arrangements by Collins Funeral Home.

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DANDRIDGE, Perrin Lowrey
SENATOBIA, MISSISSIPPI: Perrin Lowrey Dandridge, 101, died May 3, 2001. She was a lifelong member of the Senatobia Church of Christ. She is survived by a daughter, Gloria Kelley of Gulfport, MS; a brother, Colonel Freed Lowrey of Fayetteville, NC; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phil Dandridge. Services were held at the Senatobia Church of Christ. Interment was at Bethesda Cemetery.

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DANIELS, Tella
SHELBY, MISSISSIPPI: Tella Daniels, 90, died April 2, 2009. She is survived by two sons, Charles Daniels and Wayne Daniels, both of Shelby; two daughters, Gloria Cherry of Cleveland and Earlene Goston of Shelby; a sister, Mae Shaw of Denver, CO; 13 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Andrew Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at Shelby Cemetery by T.L. Redmon Funeral Home.

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DANTZLER, Vallie Hughes
PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI: Vallie Hughes Dantzler died September 13, 2006. She was born March 10, 1916. She was a graduate of Bellhaven College, and attended graduate school at Duke University. She was a school teacher in Biloxi. She was a longtime chairwoman of the Election Commission. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Pascagoula, the Pascagoula Garden Club, and the Anola Club. She enjoyed sports and traveling. She is survived by a son, Alfred F. Dantzler III of Moss Point; a sister, Gladys Meisberg of Tallahassee, FL; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Alfred F. Dantzler, Jr.; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Hughes; and four brothers, Horace Hughes, Billy N. Hughes, J.B. Hughes, Jr., and Earl Hughes. Services were held at Dantzler Memorial United Methodist Church in Moss Point. Interment was at Griffin Cemetery in Moss Point under the direction of O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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DAUGHDRILL, Dola
LUMBERTON, MISSISSIPPI: Dola Daughdrill, 69, died April 26, 2005. She attended Old Sand Hill Baptist Church. She was a retired quality control supervisor for the Movie Star Garment factory in Poplarville. Survivors include a daughter, Charlene Daughdrill of Lumberton; a son, Hascal Eugene Daughdrill of Wiggins; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hascal Daughdrill; and a son, David Glen Daughdrill. Services were held at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Old Sand Hill Cemetery.

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DAUGHDRILL, Thomas Grover
PRENTISS, MISSISSIPPI: Thomas Grover Daughdrill, 91, died October 30, 2009. He was born February 7, 1918 to Thomas Jefferson Daughdrill and Loy Jolly Daughdrill. He was a self-employed farmer and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a Mason for over 50 years, and was a member of the AARP. He attended Whitesand Baptist Church. He is survived by two sons, Mickey Daughdrill (Bonnie) and Dennis Daughdrill (Sally), all of Prentiss; four sisters, Mary Lee of Magee, Hazel McInnis of Seminary, Annalee Bozeman of Hattiesburg, and Doris Mauney of Savannah, GA; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 53 years, Eva Lee Daughdrill; a daughter, Betty Carol Daughdrill; and two sisters. Internment was at Whitesand Cemetery under the direction of Saulters-Moore Funeral Home.

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DAVIS, Billielu Sykes
INDIANOLA, MISSISSIPPI: Billielu Sykes Davis, 59, passed away on May 18, 1999. She was born January 17, 1940. She was a graduate of Delta State University. She attended the Cleveland Church of God. Among the survivors are her husband of 35 years, Don H. Davis of Indianola; a daughter, Maleah Reynolds of Indianola; a brother, Jimmie Burt "Buddy" Sykes of Indianola; and a grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Donald H. "Davi" Davis. Services were held at the Cleveland Church of God with Bro. Charles Powers officiating. Interment was at Indianola City Cemetery with arrangements by Fletcher-Nowell Funeral Services of Cleveland, MS.

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DAVISON, Willie Mae
SARDIS, MISSISSIPPI: Willie Mae Davison, 85, died April 10, 2004. She was a life member of McIvor Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Mother Board. She is survived by five daughters, Stella Jones of Memphis, Rosie Pride and Willie Mae Johnson, both of Detroit, MI, and Margaret Morgan and Barbara Armstronge, both of Sardis; eight sons, Willie Edward Davison of Memphis, Jimmie Davison, Fred Davison, Larry Davison, Harry Davison, and Lamar Davison, all of Sardis, and Tommy Davison and Marvin Davison, both of Detroit; 39 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Eddie Davison. Services were held at McIvor Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was at the church cemetery.

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DELANEY, Anita
NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI: Anita Delaney, 87, died December 28, 2009. She was born April 19, 1922 to Hugh P. Graham and Annie Nesbit Graham. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Christine Irvin of Lake St. John, LA; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Emma Jean Williams of Ruston, LA. Interment was at Greenlawn Memorial Park with arrangements by Laird Funeral Home.

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DELGADO, Wanda
POPE, MISSISSIPPI: Wanda Delgado, 53, died January 12, 2007. She was born July 2, 1953 to the late Jesus "Jessie" Delgado and Mary Mercedes Delgado. She was a member of Primar Mission Baustista. She is survived by two sisters, Juanita Delgado of Batesville, and Anita Logue of Pope. Burial was at Batesville Magnolia Cemetery under the direction of Dickins Funeral Home.

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DENDY, Leora Word
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI: Leora Word Dendy, 87, died December 20, 2004. She was born October 1, 1917, and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by two sons, Ron Dendy of Dallas and Bobby Word Dendy of Biloxi; a sister, Mildred Word Johnson of Clarksdale; a grandchild; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Cecil Dendy. Interment was at Memorial Gardens Cemetery with arrangements by National Funeral Home.

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DETTOR, Jannie Lou McClain
BATESVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Jannie Lou McClain Dettor, 69, died September 23, 2003. She was born February 15, 1934 to Vester McClain and the late Nancey Idell Potts McClain. She attended Black Jack Presbyterian Church. She is survived by three sons, James Dettor, Johnny Dettor, and Joe Dettor, all of Batesville; three daughters, Lynda Hernandez of Fort Worth, TX, and Laura Walters and Jannie Alexander, both of Batesville; three sisters, Faye McCormick and Ruthie Pierce, both of Oxford, and Jewell Hollinger of Sardis; 7 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Davis Dettor. Burial was at Black Jack Cemetery by Dickins Funeral Home.

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DEYOE, Jonathan W.
SENATOBIA, MISSISSIPPI: Jonathan Whitney Deyoe, 14, died September 5, 2000. Survivors include his mother, Lisa Deyoe; two sisters, Casey Deyoe and Rosie Deyoe, both of Senatobia; a brother, Whit Deyoe of Senatobia; his grandfather, Richard Deyoe of Palm Bay, FL; his grandmother, Jean Hughes of Senatobia; and his great-grandparents, Gerald F. Deyoe and Irene B. Deyoe, both of Barefoot Bay, FL, and Alberta Bryant of Mountain Home, AR. Services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Senatobia, MS. Interment was at Hopewell Cemetery.

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DEYOE, Kevin
SENATOBIA, MISSISSIPPI: Kevin James Deyoe, 38, died September 5, 2000. He was a tugboat captain. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Deyoe; two daughters, Casey Deyoe and Rosie Deyoe, both of Senatobia; a son, Whit Deyoe of Senatobia; his father, Richard Deyoe of Palm Bay, FL; his mother, Jean Hughes of Senatobia; a sister, Wendy Daniel of Senatobia; three brothers, Richard Patrick Deyoe of Clarksville, TN, Christopher Stanton Deyoe of Kailua, HI, and Mark E. Hughes of Senatobia; his grandparents, Gerald and Irene B. Deyoe, both of Barefoot Bay, FL, and Alberta Bryant of Mountain Home, AR. Services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Senatobia, with interment at Hopewell Cemetery in Arkabutla, MS.

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DIEHL, Elden Lee
ESCATAWPA, MISSISSIPPI: Elden Lee Diehl, 70, died January 23, 2008. He was born August 28, 1937. He was a retired electrician, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by two sons and a daughter, Jeff Diehl (Rhonda) of Big Point, Scott Diehl (Rhonda) of Pascagoula, and Krista Mitchell (Mark) of Pascagoula; two brothers, Rick Diehl and Mike Diehl; a sister, Jackie, of California; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Diehl; his parents, Don and Pauline Diehl; and a brother, Ed Diehl. Interment was at the Biloxi National Cemetery under the direction of O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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DISMUKE, Zenia
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Zenia H. Dismuke, 104, died December 4, 2008. She the daughter of Callie Hunt Adams and John Adams. Interment was at the Mary Bethel Church Cemetery in Carthage, MS under the direction of Collins Funeral Home.

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DOLLEY, Abraham
GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Abraham Dolley, 76, died November 30, 2009. He was born October 19, 1933 to the late Cleveland Dolley and Lillian McKinney. He is survived by his wife, Bernice Dolley of Houston, TX; two daughters, Evelyn Louise Dolley of Houston, TX and Lillian Ann (Earnest) King of Bellwood, IL; a son, Fredrick (Kareta) Williams of Greenville; two brothers, Jeo Dolley of Calumet City, IL and James (Louise) Dolley of Detroit, MI; 7 grandchildren; a special cousin, Kassander Fisher-Harder; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Zion Baptist Church. Arrangements were handled by Redmon Funeral Home.

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DONNER, Masola
DUNDEE, MISSISSIPPI: Masola Donner, 89, died October 16, 2005. She was a member of the Mother Board of the Rising Sun Baptist Church and TRIAD. Survivors include four daughters, Jessie M. Marshall of Flint, MI, Gloria Tompkins of St. Louis, MO, Suzette May of Jackson, MS, and Barbara Kinnel of Ridgeland, MS; a son, James F. Donner of Dundee; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at Rising Sun Baptist Church. Burial was at Rising Sun Cemetery with arrangements by Woolf Funeral Home.

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DOOLEY, Eunice
WESSON, MISSISSIPPI: Eunice Geneva Dooley, 88, died at May 29, 2009. She was a member of Springhill Pentecostal Church. She is survived by a son, Rev. Mark Dooley of Wesson; 13 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Dooley. Services were held at Springhill Pentecostal Church. Interment was at Natchez Cemetery under the direction of Stringer Family Funeral Home.

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DOVE, James W.
VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI: James W. Dove, 76, died December 2, 2009. He retired from Anderson-Tully Lumber Co. after 40 years of service, and worked for McDonald's. He enjoyed bowling. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of the Deaf in Memphis. He is survived by his wife, Doris Allen Dove; a daughter, Cindy (Mike) Patterson of Vicksburg; a sister, Betty Jones of Smyrna, TN; and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie James and Jewel Patton Dove; a brother, Johnny Dove; and two sisters, Ruth Gilbert and Joyce Ann Ball. Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

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DOWDEN, Lucille Carter
SARDIS, MISSISSIPPI: Lucille Carter Dowden, 82, died April 2, 2007. She was born December 25, 1924 to the late Lozie Carter and Mary Ella Webb. She was a retired assembly line worker for Sardis Luggage Company, and attended McIvor Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Mildred Washington of Sardis; four sons, Willie James Dowden, Samuel Dowden and Cecil Dowden, all of Sardis, and Melvin Dowden of Memphis; 8 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Services were held at McIvor Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at McIvor Cemetery with arrangements by Cooley's Mortuary.

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DOWDY, George
HOLLY SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI: George Lewis Dowdy, 84, died November 4, 2005. He was a retired security guard at Rust College. He was a former deacon and choir president, and was a Mason. He is survived by a daughter, Mae Louis Cathey of Memphis, TN; three sons, Arthur Willie Dowdy of Lombard, IL, Ernest Campbell of Memphis, TN, and Eric Rooks of Potts Camp; a sister, Ella LeSure of Potts Camp; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Bell Boga Dowdy; three sons, Sidney Lewis Dowdy, George Earnest Dowdy, and Joe Allen Dowdy; and three brothers, Rush Luellen, John Zinn, and Elton Reynolds. Services were held at Powell Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home.

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DOXEY, Elizabeth A.
PICAYUNE, MISSISSIPPI: Elizabeth Ann Doxey, 67, passed away December 6, 2006. Survivors include a son, James (Linda) Renfroe of Picayune; a daughter, Edie (Rick); and a sister, Merle (Bill) May of Brookhaven, MS. Services were held at Pearlhaven Baptist Church in Brookhaven with Rev. Yarborough presiding. Arrangements were entrusted to McDonald Funeral Home.

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DOYLE, Elease
VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI: Elease Doyle, 67, died April 17, 2003. She was a retired nurse, and owned Burger Village. She was a member of St. Mark Freewill Baptist Church, where she served as a choir member and Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the NAACP, the Vicksburg Convention Center Advisory Board, and the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Doyle; five brothers, Willie James Tucker of Fayette, Ernest Tucker and Albert Crayton, both of Chicago, Lawrence Crayton of Donners Grove, IL, and Calvin Crayton of Atlanta; five sisters, Barbara Jean McGowan, Vera Crayton and Denise Hudson, all of Chicago, and Irene Diane Unokiwe and Patricia Crayton, both of Staten Island, NY; and her cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Malinda Fair Tucker. Services were held at St. Mark Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery by W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

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DREW, Willie
ROXIE, MISSISSIPPI: Willie Verch Drew, 92, died November 23, 2000. She was born September 18, 1908 to Jessie Richardson and Everline Richardson. She was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include a sister, Annie Mae Terrall of Bude; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Drew; and her parents. Services were held at Spring Hill Baptist Church. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of Williams Mortuary.

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DRUMMER, Ora L.
ROSEDALE, MISSISSIPPI: Ora L. Drummer, 66, died January 4, 2006. Services were held at Beulah Community Church with the Rev. R.L. Young officiating. Burial was at Mt. Moriah Cemetery with arrangements by T.L. Redmon Funeral Home of Cleveland, MS.

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DRUMMOND, Ruby Lee
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Ruby Lee Drummond, 59, died January 1, 2009. Services were held at Blair Street A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial was at Autumn Woods Cemetery with arrangements by Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home.

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DuBOSE, Wretha
RIDGELAND, MISSISSIPPI: Wreatha A. DuBose, 68, passed away February 18, 2005. She worked for State Farm Insurance Company from 1955 to 1999. Survivors include three daughters, Mary DuBose of Santa Fe, NM, Sherril Neal of Ridgeland, and Dani Gray of Fort Collins, CO, a son, Guy Cheney of Baton Rouge, LA; 6 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. DuBose. Burial was at Parkway Memorial Cemetery with arrangements by Ferguson Funeral Home.

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DUKE, Talma Burdine
MATHISTON, MISSISSIPPI: Talma Burdine Duke, 83, died August 9, 2009. She was a member of Old Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Hilton B. Duke; two sons, Doyce Warren Breland of Muskogee, OK and Glenn B. Duke of Gulfport; a sister, Arvanell Boyd of Poplar Creek; a brother, Odell Burdine of Mathiston; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Bowles Cemetery with arrangements by Oliver Funeral Home.

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DUKES, Alice H.
MOSS POINT, MISSISSIPPI: Alice H. Dukes died July 11, 2006. She was born February 26, 1920. Survivors include a son, John Dukes of Moss Point, MS; her daughters, Annie (Eddie) Ray of Moss Point, Barbara (David) Wilson of Biloxi, Diane Dukes of Houston, TX, Dorothy (Robert) Broughton of Moss Point, MS, Elizabeth (Leroy) Borden of Moss Point, MS, Geraldine (Johnny) Davis of Biloxi, Georgia Dukes of Moss Point, Mary (Cheyenne) Moore of Phoenix, AZ and Maxine Streight of Norfolk, VA; a godson, Reginald Barrett of Moss Point, MS; a goddaughter, Alberta Jones of Moss Point; two sisters, Lucy Williams of Pascagoula, MS and Sarah Nelson of GA; a brother, Aarron Lee of Bruntcorn, LA; a sister-in-law, Jennie Lee of Pensacola, FL; 37 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie Lee and Mary Lee; her husband, Angrish Dukes; a son, Frank Edward Dukes; a daughter, Linda Dukes; two brothers, Alvin Lee and Malicah Lee; and a sister-in-law, Katie Mae Lee. Services were held at the Assembly of Praise Church, in Pascagoula. Interment was at the First Baptist Cemetery in Escatawpa, MS under the direction of Millender's Funeral Home.

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DUNCAN, Dollie
VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI: Dollie Clara Duncan, 95, died November 29, 2009. She was born July 22, 1914 to Archie Peeler and Nellie DePriest Peeler. She sold World Book Encyclopedias for over 25 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Vicksburg and the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by two sons, Albert R. Duncan, Jr. and wife Cathy, and Jerry P. Duncan and wife Ava of Vicksburg; 2 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert R. Duncan; her parents; and two sisters, Lou Hester Peeler and Wylodean P. Totty. Arrangements were handled by Glenwood Funeral Home.

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DYKES, Virgie Bearden
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Virgie Nelle Bearden Dykes, 80, died August 7, 2002. She was born September 8, 1921 to the late Felix and Unice Bearden. She was a retired school teacher for the Natchez Public Schools, and was a member of Briarwood Baptist Church. She was a volunteer for Methodist Rehabilitation Services, and a member of the Homemakers' Club. She enjoyed needlework and tatting. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jewell Kenneth Dykes, Sr.; a son and daughter-in-law, Jewell Kenneth Dykes, Jr. and wife Marilyn of Baton Rouge, LA; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Kenneth Youngblood of Newport, AR; a brother and sister-in-law, Edwin and Mickey Bearden of Raymond; a sister and brother-in-law, Hilda and A.C. Levi of Columbus, GA; 4 grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Burial was at Lakewood Memorial Park under the direction of Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home.

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EAKIN, Harvey D.
WEIR, MISSISSIPPI: Harvey D. Eakin, 79, died July 25, 2009. He was self-employed in the construction business, and was a Jehovah's Witness. He is survived by his wife, Eva P. Eakin; a son, Robert W. Eakin of Jackson; his daughters, Virginia Eakin of Ohio, Pat Johnston of Alabama, and Shalene Sanford of Ohio; a brother, Olin Eakin of California; and 5 grandchildren. Interment was at Edgefield Cemetery in Attala County under the direction of Coleman Funeral Home.

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EAST, Dollie Henderson
CLEVELAND, MISSISSIPPI: Dollie Henderson East, 93, died August 20, 2009. She was born January 27, 1916 to James and Beulah Ray Henderson. She was a retired telephone company employee, where she served as an assistant chief operator. She was a graduate of Mississippi Delta College. She attended the First Baptist Church of Cleveland, and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She enjoyed traveling. She is survived by a stepson, Charles East and wife Sarah of Baton Rogue, LA; a step-grandson, Charlie East of Baton Rogue;her great-nephews, Eric Vaughn of Ruidoso, NM and Michael Woolfolk Vaughn of St. Louis, MO; a great-niece, Lindsey Vaughn of Ruidoso, NM; and a special friend and caregiver, Ann Frazier of Cleveland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo East; her parents; and two sisters, Bervie Vaughn and Louise Henderson. Interment was at New Cleveland Cemetery with arrangements by Cleveland Funeral Home.

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EASTERLING, Eva
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI: Eva W. Easterling, 92, died February 1, 2007. She was born May 4, 1914. She was a retired teacher and librarian, and attended Mount Moriah Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. She worked for over 20 years in the Clarksdale City School System. She was a Golden Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and was affiliated with many different religious and civic organizations. She is survived by three daughters, Frances L. Easterling of Baltimore, MD, Sylvia E. Freeman of Millington, TN, and Beverly E. Skipper of Memphis; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 3 godchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis W. Easterling; and a daughter, Wilmetta E. Coates. Services were held at Haven United Methodist Church. Interment was at Heavenly Rest Cemetery under the direction of Century Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS.

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EICHELBERGER, Hayward W.
OCEAN SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI: Hayward W. "Ike" Eichelberger, 74, died December 16, 2008. He was a retired Quality Assurance inspector for NASA. He was also retired from the US Air Force, and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He attended the First Baptist Church of Windsor Park. He is survived by his wife, Helen Eichelberger; three daughters, Joanie Patterson, Linda Smith and Judy Hawkins; a son, Jerry Eichelberger; a brother, Herbert Lee Eichelberger; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Windsor Park. Burial was at the Biloxi National Cemetery under the direction of Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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ELLIS, Lynia
SARDIS, MISSISSIPPI: Lynia M. Ellis, 92, died November 27, 2002. She was was born May 4, 1910 to the late John S. Ellis and the late Lillie Ellis James. She was a member of Roen Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include a sister, Euretta Partee of Sardis; and several nieces and nephews. Interment was at Concord Cemetery with Rev. Buchanan of Memphis officiating. Arrangements were handled by Henderson Funeral Home.

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ELLIS, Pearl Lee Cooper
PORT GIBSON, MISSISSIPPI: Pearl Lee Cooper Ellis, 98, died July 11, 2005. She was member of Tillman Chapel Christian Church. She was a missionary worker and a member of the Union Aid Society. She is survived by four daughters, Jessie Thomas, Bobbie Rankin and Ethel Grady, all of Port Gibson, and Annie B. Hosey of Laurel; a son, Delta Henderson of Laurel; and her nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elijah Ellis; a brother, Robert Cooper, Sr.; and her parents, James and Deliah Cooper. Arrangements were handled by Robbins Funeral Home.

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ELLY, Augstine R. Martin
MOSS POINT, MISSISSIPPI: Augustine Rita Martin Elly, 93, died February 20, 2006. She was born September 12, 1912 to Frank and Elouise Petite Martin. She attended St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Altar Society, the Legion of Mary, Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and a 75-year member of the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies' Auxiliary Court #4. She was a March of Dimes volunteer, a member of the Nightingales Social Club, and a member of the Progressive Club. She is survived by three daughters, Beverly (Gerald, Sr.) Duffy, Rita Esther (Harold, Jr.) Wilson, and Angelia (Ralph, Sr.) Johnson; two sons, Andrew Jackie (Faye) Elly and Marcel (Velma) Elly, many grandchildren; her caretakers, Elisha Johnson and Katrina Johnson; 29 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Miriam Elly and Dorothy Martin; a godson; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Thomas Elly; her parents; three brothers, Peter Martin, Sr., Nerus Martin, Sr. and Leo Martin, Sr.; three sisters, Nettie Martin Carter, Olivia Martin Williams and Lucille Martin Boea; and two great-granddaughters. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pascagoula with Fr. William Norvel, SSJ, officiating. Interment was at St. Peter's Cemetery with arrangements by Millender's Funeral Home.

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EMFINGER, Judez
MEADVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Judez Prather Emfinger, 82, died March 27, 2002. She was born June 21, 1920 to Henry Prather and Mamie Dorsey Prather. She was a retired school cafeteria worker and bus driver. She attended Sarepta Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughters, Paulette Temple of Meadville, Margaret Delaney of Lindale, TX, and Becky McKinney of Union Church; a brother, Talmadge Prather of Lake Charles, LA; her sisters, Wex Hanamer of Tulsa, OK, and Aliece Seab of Cranfield; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers; and five sisters. Services were held at Sarepta Baptist Church. Burial was at the church cemetery with arrangements by Franklin Funeral Home.

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EMFINGER, Velma L.
MEADVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Velma Emfinger, 80, died December 10, 2000. She was born April 23, 1920 to Eugene and Myrtle Rogers Foreman. She attended Sarepta Baptist Church. She is survived by her sons, Aaron Emfinger and Alton Emfinger, both of Meadville; her daughters, Vera Reid and Jean Hancock, both of Meadville; a sister, Martha Meehan of Alexandria, LA; 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carroll Emfinger; three sisters; and a brother. Services were held at Sarepta Baptist Church. Burial was at the church cemetery with arrangements by Franklin Funeral Home.

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ENRICO, Ruth
McCOMB, MISSISSIPPI: Ruth C. Enrico, 95, died March 8, 2010. She was born November 13, 1914 to Louis and Clara Davis Carboneau. She attended St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. She is survived by a daughter, Lois West; a sister, Inez Everest; and a niece, Lilian Foster. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aldo Enrico; a son, Richard West; a sister; and her parents. Interment was at Hollywood Cemetery with arrangements by Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home.

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EPPS, Mary
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Mary Epps, 81, died January 1, 2009. Services were held at Greater Allen Temple Church. Burial was at Autumn Woods Cemetery under the direction of Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home.

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ERBY, Luevenia
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI: Luevenia Erby, 93, passed away July 7, 2005. She was born October 20, 1911. She was a homemaker. Services were held at Second Concord Church in Batesville, MS. Burial was at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Clarksdale. Arrangements were entrusted to Eddie Robinson and Son Funeral Directors of Grenada, MS.

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ERMELING, Jareld Dean
GAUTIER, MISSISSIPPI: Jareld Dean Ermeling, 72, died September 5, 2006. She was born July 10, 1934. Survivors include her husband, Russell Ermeling; four sons, Randall Sanders of Murphy, NC, Robert Hairford of Baton Rouge, LA, Tony Hairford of Tyler, TX, and Bart Ermeling of Norman , OK; three daughters, Cindy Rethwill of Mountain Home, ID, Susie Czerwinski of Merrill, WI, and Paula Bratlie of Newport News, VA; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her friends. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Sanders. Arrangements were handled by O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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ESCHER, Elmo
WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Elmo Escher, 90, died December 27, 2006. Services were held at Rose Hill Second Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Ernest Ford, Jr. officiating. Burial was at Cedar Rest Cemetery No. 2 with arrangements by Rollins Funeral Home.

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EVANS, Lena Mae
STARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Lena Mae Evans, 47, died December 5, 2004. She was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her parents, Clara and Jasper Evans of Aurora, IL; eight sisters, Margaret Coleman of Starkville, MS, Emma (Andrew) Fair and Barbara (Kevin) Evans, both of Aurora, IL, Fran Howard of Houston, TX, Lora (Joseph) Hogan of Jacksonville, FL, Beverly Evans of Aurora, IL, Rhonda Howard of Starkville, MS, and Antoinette (Princeton) Ferguson of Aurora, IL; nine brothers, Robert Cummings of Starkville, MS, Sammy Ellis of Atlanta, GA, Marvell (Joyce) Howard and Ricky (Zel) Howard, both of Starkville, Harvey (Susie) Evans and Herbert (Diane) Evans, both of Aurora, IL, George (Latrice) Evans of Elgin, IL, Jasper Evans, Jr. of Aurora, IL and Joseph (Nicole) Howard of Starkville; a stepmother, Lola M. Howard of Starkville; 14 aunts; nine uncles; two great-aunts; two great-uncles; her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was at Bethel Cemetery by West Memorial Funeral Home.

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EVANS, Manival
HERMANVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Manival Evans, 89, died March 18, 2000. He was born August 11, 1910 to Will Evans and Mary Shouler Evans. He was a retired logger. Survivors include a friend of 20 years, Madie Tinsley of Hermanvlle; and his nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Services were held at First Christian Church of Hermanville with Rev. Anthony Gordon officiating. Burial was at Hermanville Cemetery with arrangements by Rollins Funeral Home of Port Gibson, MS.

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EVERETT, Willie N.
BATESVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Willie Neel "Pop" Everett, 80, died August 28, 2002. He was a retired trucker, and a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Stroupe Everett; a daughter, Bonnie Everett Goodnight Kairit of Batesville; a sister, Christine Everett Hudson of Marks; 2 grandchildren, Bridget Goodnight of Starkville, and Bill Goodnight of Cordova, TN; and a great-grandson. Burial was at Magnolia Cemetery with arrangements by Wells Funeral Home.

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EXLINE, M. Joan
HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI: M. Joan Exline, 79, died October 7, 2009. She attended Oak Grove United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Michael Exline of Rockwall, TX; three daughters, Barbara Exline of Birmingham, AL, Dr. Joan Exline of Mobile, AL, and Susan Exline of Indianapolis; a brother, John C. Hall, Jr. of Henderson, KY; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Exline. Services were held at Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Arrangements were handled by Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home.

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FABACHER, Marie Nettles
WAVELAND, MISSISSIPPI: Marie Nettles Fabacher, 87, died November 21, 2006. She was born February 23, 1919 to Ray Herring and Lessie Priest Herring. She was a retired hairdresser and a former real estate agent. She attended Shoreline Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Louis Perret of Waveland; three sisters; a grandchild; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, George Nettles, C.A. Beeson, and Hubert Fabacher; and her parents. Burial was at Rosehill Cemetery.

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FAIR, Annie C.
GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI: Annie C. Fair, 99, died June 2, 2009. She enjoyed arts and crafts. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Fair. Services were held at Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at Hudson Park Cemetery under the direction of Great Southern Funeral Home.

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FAIRMAN, Alice Lee
BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI: Alice Lee Fairman, 71, died November 29, 2000. She was born June 27, 1929 to German Dixon and Annie McCall Dixon. She was a member of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Jessie Fairman; her sons, Luther Townsend of Bryan, TX and Hugh V. Townsend of Brookhaven; her daughters, Gloria Cameron Bozeman, Carolyn Ann Rice, and Alice Faye Benjamin, all of Brookhaven; her brothers, Lonnie B. Dixon, Sr. of Brookhaven and R.W. Wilson of Bogue Chitto; her sisters, Golla Lee Mackabee of Hattiesburg, Earlene Thomas of Weed, CA, and Berneva Roberts of Natchez; her stepsons, Archie Woods of Los Angeles, and Ricky Levi, Jerry Fairman, and Michael Fairman, all of Brookhaven; a stepdaughter, Annie Woods Butler of Monticello; 11 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Edward Lee Townsend; her brothers, Willie Sanders, Sr., J.T. Sanders, Leodies Dixon, and Jessie Dixon; and a sister, Octavia Sanders Coleman. Services were held at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at Hopewell Church Cemetery under the direction of Williams Mortuary.

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FANNING, Fred
SOUTHHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI: Fred Fanning, 89, died July 7, 2003. He was a retired diesel mechanic with ETWNC Freight Line. He attended Oak Forest Church of God, and was a member of Teamsters Local #667. Survivors include his wife, Juanita Fanning; three daughters, Magdlene Morente of Jacksonville, FL, Doris McCullar of Horn Lake, and Gloria Stage of Southaven; a son, Mabrone Fanning of Senatobia; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great grandchildren. Services were held at Forest Hill South Funeral Home with interment at Forest Hill South Cemetery.

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FARRISH, Sybil
SENATOBIA, MISSISSIPPI: Sybil Farrish, 71, died October 25, 2002. She was the retired owner of Southside Grocery Store in Senatobia. She belonged to the Senatobia Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses; she and her husband donated the land for the church. Survivors include her husband, W.A. "Hooter" Farrish (note: now deceased); two sons, Lee Tillman of Gilmer, TX and Sam Tillman of Marrero, LA; a sister, Jean Robertson of Pasadena, CA; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held at the Senatobia Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Interment was at New Hope Cemetery in Greenwood, MS.

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FARRISH, William A.
SENATOBIA, MISSISSIPPI: William Avery "Hooter" Farrish, 77, died March 29, 2003. He was a retired grocery store owner, a WWII Navy veteran, and a Jehovah's Witness. Survivors include two stepsons, Lee Tillman of Gilmer, TX and Sam Tillman of Senatobia; and 3 step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sybil Farrish. Interment was at New Hope Cemetery in Greenwood, MS.

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FAUST, Floy Williams
MARKS, MISSISSIPPI: Floy Inez Williams Faust, 96, died July 24, 2002. She was born February 5, 1906 to the late Peter Turl and Pearl Willis Williams. She attended the First Baptist Church of Marks. She was the retired owner of a clothes cleaning business. She is survived by daughter, Elizabeth Barnes of Marks; two sons, Gene Faust of Lambert and Billy Faust of Marks; a sister, Anna Williams Harvey of Columbus; 8 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the First Baptist Church in Marks with Rev. Don O'Quin and Rev. Laurie Jones officiating. Burial was at Lambert Cemetery under the direction of Kimbro Funeral Home.

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FELTON, Amos Perley
FAYETTE, MISSISSIPPI: Amos Perley Felton, 43, died November 18, 1999. He was born April 30, 1956 to James Washington Felton and Rosaree Carter. Survivors include a son, Kenneth Humphrey of Tacoma, WA; three daughters, Angelia Felton and Perley Humphrey, both of Tacoma, and Cynthia Fleming of Crestview, FL; eight brothers, Arthur Felton, Elmond Felton, A.V. Felton, M.E. Felton, Earlvin Felton, Alvin Felton, and Leonard Felton, all of Hamburg, and Jimmy Felton of Alexandria, LA; four sisters, Bobbie Pernell, Dorotha Nelson, Ruby Smith, all of Natchez, and Vera Allen of Kirby; two uncles, Bennie Ray Carter, and Luther Felton, both of Fayette; two aunts, Ozzie Parker of Zachary, LA, and Fannie Monroe of Hermanville; 4 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Amos Eugene Felton; three sisters, Cordelia King, Levator Felton, and Lillie B. Smith; and a brother, Lee Mack Felton. Services were held at Rosehill No. 1 Church with Rev. Joseph Logan officiating. Burial was at Rosehill Cemetery with arrangements by Rollins Funeral Home.

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FERGUSON, Fay
WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Fay Laney Ferguson, 95, died December 6, 2006. She was born June 7, 1911. She is survived by a son, Howard R. Ferguson, Jr. and wife Anna Catherine of Baton Rouge; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard T. Ferguson; and a daughter, Peggy Ferguson Forman. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery by Newman Funeral Home.

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FESMIRE, Nell
OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI: Annie Lanell "Nell" Fesmire, 73, died August 23, 2007 at her residence. She retired from Whirlpool, and was a member of Laodicea Primitive Baptist Church in Lafayette Springs. Survivors include a daughter, Becky Smith of Oxford; four sons, George Fesmire, Jr. of Pontotoc, and Richard Carwile, Dennis Carwile, and Joey Carwile, all of Oxford; a sister, Dorrah Metts of Como; a brother, Russell Waldrip of Nashville, TN; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Clinton Fesmire, Sr. Services were held at Laodicea Primitive Baptist Church. Interment was at the Lafayette Springs Cemetery under the direction of Holly Springs Funeral Home.

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FIDLER, Raymond W.
CORINTH, MISSISSIPPI: Raymond William Fidler, 76, died October 08, 2009. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a 32nd degree Mason, and a member of the Blue Lodge. He enjoyed gardening, swimming and boating, and attended Snowdown United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Jackson Fidler; a daughter, Gayle J. Fidler; two brothers, James Palow and William Palow; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Fidler Palow. Services were held at Snowdown United Methodist Church. Cremation arrangements were handled by Cutshall Funeral Home.

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FILLINGANE, Lorraine
SUMRALL, MISSISSIPPI: Lorraine L. Whitmer Fillingane, 74, died November 24, 2009. She was a retired nursing aide at Forrest General Hospital. She attended Oral Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Daniel Fillingane of Hattiesburg and Michael Fillingane of Sumrall; a daughter, Karen Sylvester of Beaumont; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Fillingane; and a daughter, Patricia Ann Fillingane. Services were held at Oral Baptist Church. Burial was at Fillingane Cemetery under the direction of Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home.

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FINCH, Lillian Lockhart
MAGEE, MISSISSIPPI: Lillian Lockhart Finch, 90, died December 17, 2000. She was a graduate of William Carey College, and earned a masters degree at the University of Southern Mississippi. She taught English, speech and journalism at Magee High School, and also at Perkinston Junior College. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and served as church librarian for 25 years. She was a published author of short stories and poetry. She is survived by a daughter, Sherrie Finch McCall of Magee; a son, Michael Lockhart Finch of Monticello; a sister, Mignonne Saulters of Jackson; 7 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest A. Finch. Services were held at the First Baptist Church. Burial was at the Magee City Cemetery.

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FITZGERALD, Donald
NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI: Donald Fitzgerald, 77, died February 11, 1973 at his home. He was the son of William Fitzgerald and Lady Gay Donald. He was retired. Survivors include two brothers, Lenord and Monroe, both of Natchez; a sister, Helen Smith of Natchez; and his nieces and nephews. Services were held at Robert D. Mackel and Sons Chapel. Interment was at Jefferson Chapel Cemetery.

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FLECHAS, Miguel Martin, Jr.
PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI: Miguel Martin Flechas, Jr., 92, died September 22, 2006. He was born November 5, 1913 to the late Miguel Flechas, Sr. and Louise Flechas. For 55 years, he owned M.M. Flechas Shipyard. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, the Elks Club, and the Hickory Hills Country Club. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Adele Flechas; a son, Miguel M. "Mike" Flechas III of Pascagoula; three sisters, Anais Penola of Gautier, Lillian Lynch of Baton Rouge, LA, and Lou Davies of Opelousas, LA; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Interment was at Krebs Cemetery by O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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FLOYD, Clarice
NEW ALBANY, MISSISSIPPI: Clarice Eugenia Gray Floyd, 89, died March 28, 2005. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by three sons, Ronald E. Floyd of Slayden, Kenneth Doyle Floyd of Fort Myers, FL, and Hubert Raymond Floyd of Duncan, OK; a sister, Wilma Rhea of Tuscaloosa, AL; two brothers, William Ivy Gray of Savannah, TN, and Arnold Gray of Greensboro, NC; 6 grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. Interment was at Cornersville Cemetery under the direction of Holly Springs Funeral Home.

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FLOYD, Oneida
TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI: Oneida Eades Floyd, 81, died August 6, 2010 at the Golden Living Center in Tupelo. She was the daughter of Issac Eades and Ruby Bramlett Eades, and was a native of Lee County. She attended Mount Pleasant Chesterville Missionary Baptist Church, and enjoyed cooking. Survivors include three daughters, Shirley (Cleveland) Williams of Ecru, and Jesteen (Anthony) Andrews and Josephine Brown, all of Pontotoc; four sons, Dewayne Floyd of Tupelo, Harvey Floyd of Verona, Heron Floyd, Jr. (Carol) of Clarksville, TN, and Ben (Gloria) Floyd of San Antonio, TX; her mother, Ruby Eades of Pontotoc; a brother, Benjamin (Bobbie Nell) Eades of Pontotoc; three sisters-in-law, Estelle Floyd and Minnie Floyd, both of Pontotoc, and Catherine Floyd of Gary, IN; an aunt, Jennie B. Wiley of Tupelo; an uncle, C.B. White of Grand Rapids, MI; 36 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Heron Floyd, Sr. Services were held at Faith Tabernacle Full Gospel Church. Burial was at College Hill C.M.E Church Cemetery in Pontotoc under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home.

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FLY, Henry
WATER VALLEY, MISSISSIPPI: Henry Fly, 92, died December 24, 2000. He was a retired farmer, and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Opheilia Purdie Fly; four sons, William D. Fly of Senatobia, Henry D. Fly and Richard G. Fly, both of Water Valley, and Kenneth R. Fly of Duck Hill; a daughter, Virginia G. Wood of Duck Hill; a stepdaughter, Marjorie J. Green of Water Valley; a sister, Flora B. Holman of Grenada; 6 grandchildren; a step-grandchild; 7 great-grandchildren; and 3 step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Benton Gale Fly. Services were held at Goshen Methodist Church in Coffeeville. Burial was at Goshen Cemetery under the direction of Garner-Harper Funeral Home.

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FONDREN, Mae Julia
SARDIS, MISSISSIPPI: Mae Julia Fondren, 53, died on February 24, 2002 of injuries received in an automobile accident. She was the daughter of Lewis and Hattie Fondren, and was a retired Head Start teacher. She is survived by two daughters, Princess Ingram of Clarksdale and Lisa Hodges of Sardis; a son, Stan Hodges of Clarksdale; two sisters, Willie Jean Alston of Wheatley Heights, NY and Clara Black of Batesville; four brothers, Bobby Fondren and George Fondren, both of Batesville, L.P. Fondren of Sardis and Alexander Fondren of Courtland; and 5 grandchildren. Services were held at Mt. Gilliom M.B. Church. Burial was at St. Peter's Cemetery in Sardis with arrangements by Hodges Funeral Home.

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FORTENBERRY, Chester L.
WESSON, MISSISSIPPI: Chester Lynn Fortenberry, 53, died October 29, 2008. He was born December 17, 1954 to Jeff E. Fortenberry, Sr. and Auba Nell Bell Fortenberry. He was a welder. He is survived by his mother; a daughter, Alaina Lynn Fortenberry of Smithville, TX; two brothers, Jeff Fortenberry, Jr. of Wesson, and Robert Fortenberry of Crystal Springs; and a sister, Linda F. Dykes of Wesson. He was preceded in death by his father; and his grandparents, Joseph Henry and Ruby Fortenberry, and Fred E. and Mittie Bell. Services were held at Strong Hope Baptist Church. Interment was at the church cemetery by Community Funeral Home.

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FOSTER, Willie James
GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Legendary blues harmonia player, Willie James Foster, 79, died May 20, 2001. He was a former sharecropper and a blues artist. He was born September 19, 1921. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He is survived by his wife, Chestrene Foster of Greenville; five daughters, Barbara Jenkins and Katherine Foster, both of St. Louis, Coshanda McVay and Tabitha McVay, both of Memphis, and Priscilla Jones of Greenville; a son, Willie T. Jones of Greenville; 12 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Greenville High School with the Rev. Jesse Jackson officiating. Burial was at Holly Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home.

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FOUGHTY, Donna Jo
INDEPENDENCE, MISSISSIPPI: Donna Jo Foughty, 46, died July 14, 2003. She attended Mount Zion Baptist Church, where she was a member of the BYW. She is survived by her father, William Embrey of Independence; her husband, Bob Foughty; a daughter, Courtney Brett Foughty of Independence; a son, James Michael Davis, of Independence; and a sister, Wanda Underwood of Pope. Services were held at Mount Zion Baptist Church; interment was at Mount Zion Cemetery.

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FOWLKES, Guy
COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI: Guy T. Fowlkes died July 30, 2005. He was born February 8, 1985 in Columbus, MS to Tim H. and Sherry Fowlkes. He received a football scholarship to Tusculum College, and later transferred to East Mississippi Community College, also on a football scholarship. Survivors include his parents; a sister, Amber Fowlkes of Columbus; a brother, Winston Fowlkes of Columbus; his grandfather, Rubel C. (Ann) Fowlkes of Hatley; and his step-grandparents, Bruce and Diane Hufford of Columbus. Arrangements were handled by Gunter and Peel Funeral Home.

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FRANK, Archester
COMO, MISSISSIPPI: Archester Frank, 62, died September 1, 2001. He was a cashier. He attended Zion Springs Baptist Church in Bruce, MS. He is survived by two daughters, Evelyn Hewlett of Senatobia and Trina Frank of Chicago; two sons, Derrick Frank and Ronny Frank, both of Memphis; three sisters, Cora Frank of Como, Eddie Mae Avant of Memphis and Mary Alice Allen of Chicago; 6 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lucious Frank. Services were held at Hunter's Chapel in Como. Interment was at Cistern Hill M.B. Church Cemetery in Como, MS.

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FRANK, Lucious
COMO, MISSISSIPPI: Lucious Frank, 65, of Chicago, formerly of Como, died March 12, 2001 in Chicago. Services were held March 17 at Cistern Hill M.B. Church in Como, with interment in the church cemetery. Mr. Frank is survived by three sons, Eddie Avant of Sardis, Billy Longstreet of Grenada and Willie Lark of Como; three sisters, Mary Alice Allen of Chicago, Eddie Mae Avant of Memphis and Cora Frank of Como; and one brother, Archester Frank of Chicago.

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FREEZE, Ruth Sowell
COLDWATER, MISSISSIPPI: Ruth Sowell Freeze, 83, of Coldwater, MS, passed away on February 25, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Freeze. She is survived by three sons, Billy Freeze, Jr., of Memphis, Danny Freeze of Independence, and Keith Freeze of Greenleaf; one daughter, Jeanie Locke of Greenleaf; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at Palestine Methodist Church, followed with interment in the church cemetery.

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FREY, Anthony Jacob
MURPHY, MISSISSIPPI: Anthony Jacob Frey, 89, died August 23, 2009. He was born October 12, 1919. He was a rice farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the VFW and the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Josephine Vondenstein Frey; his children and their spouses, LeRoy and Jobana Frey of Hollandale, Patricia and Bubba Rainer of Vicksburg, Sherri and Mike Tubertini of Glen Allan, Tony and Anna Frey of Hollandale, Theresa and John Hood of Vicksburg, Billy and Casheu Frey of Yazoo City, and Frances Meena of St. Pete Beach, FL; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bernadine Sittig and Henrietta Gotreaux; a brother, Paul Frey; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Joseph Frey; and six siblings. Services were held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hollandale. Burial was at Leland-Stoneville Cemetery by Boone Funeral Home.

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FRIERSON, Adolph D.
PICAYUNE, MISSISSIPPI: Adolph Durman Frierson, 79, died January 11, 2001. He was a retired painter and a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Rose Frierson of Picayune, MS; a son, Richard Frierson of Picayune; a daughter, Mary Penton of Bay St. Louis, MS, a brother, Billy Ray Frierson of Picayune; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Robert Penton. Services were held at the Picayune Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Moore officiating. Burial took place at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Picayune, MS with arrangements by Picayune Funeral Home.

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FRY, Thomas Richard
HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI: Thomas Richard Fry, 85, died April 23, 2009. He was a retired manager of engineering for South Mississippi Electric Power Association. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and attended St. Thomas Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth H. Fry; two sons, Michael Fry and Timothy Fry, both of Palm Springs, CA; a daughter, Deborah Wright of Houston, TX; two sisters, Barbara Henderson of Lake Oswego, OR, and Patricia Mannen of Speedway, IN; 5 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Entombment was at Roseland Park Mausoleum under the direction of Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home.

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FULLER, Oma Mae
ACKERMAN, MISSISSIPPI: Oma Mae Fuller, 87, died March 3, 2006. She was born August 6, 1918 in Arkansas. She was a homemaker, and attended Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Ackerman. She is survived by a sister, Kathleen Jenkins. Services were held at New Haven Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Coleman Funeral Home.

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FULLER, Mamie Miller
SENATOBIA, MISSISSIPPI: Mamie Miller Fuller, 86, died March 5, 2005. She was a retired medical secretary, and attended the First Baptist Church of Senatobia. She is survived by two sisters, Marjorie Garrett of Batesville and Mignon Eoff of Senatobia; and two nieces, Becky Johnson and Charlotte Latham. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Grady Fuller and O'Neill Edwards. Services were held on March 6 with Dr. John Flowers officiating. Burial was at Bethesda Cemetery in Senatobia.

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FULLILOVE, Ruby
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI: Ruby Lee Fullilove, 73, died March 15, 2004. She was born June 27, 1930. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by six sons, Walter Fullilove, Jr. of Chicago, James E. Fullilove, Archie L. Fullilove and Charles E. Fullilove, all of Clarksdale, and Eddie L. Fullilove and Johnny Fullilove, both of Memphis; six daughters, Ruby Lee Watson, Mary Ann Baines, Mae Alice Jackson, Lillie B. Fullilove, Juanita Fullilove, and Lottie Johnson, all of Clarksdale; two sisters, Dorothy Howard of Memphis and Mae L. Johnson of Chicago; and 52 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three children, Curtis Fullilove, Linda Fullilove, and Luther Fullilove. Services were held at Mount Horeb Missionary Baptist Church at Claremont with the Rev. E.L. Marshall officiating. Burial was at Heavenly Rest Cemetery under the direction of Delta Burial Funeral Home.

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