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ANNA (ANNIE) MASSEY
Funeral services for Miss Annie Massey, who died at Pensacola hospital Tuesday morning, will be conducted this morning at 8:45 o'clock from her home, 510 W. Chase street, and at 9 o'clock from St. Stephen's Catholic church.
Rev. M. P. Campodonico will officiate.  Miss Massey will be buried in St. Michael's cemetery in the family plot in the grave with her twin sister, Miss Emma Massey, who died January 22, 1933.
Pallbearers will be:   William H. Massey, Ernest E. Massey, John S. Massey, Ferguson Massey, James M. Johnson and Arthur J. Johnson, all nephews.   McNeil Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Miss Massey was born in New Orleans in 1863 and had lived at the Navy yard and Pensacola in 1864.   She is survived by her brother, John Massey, and three sisters, Mrs. Thomas H. Johnson and Mrs. Edmund Fox of Pensacola and Mrs. R. F. Aylward of Brookhaven, Miss.
She was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America.   Members of the organization will attend the funeral in a body.  They met at the residence of Miss Massey last night to say the Rosary.
Pensacola, FL; Pensacola News; 8 Dec 1936

ANNA MASSEY CLARK MARSHALL
MARSHALL - Mrs. Anna Massey Clark Marshall, age 87, of Stuart, died Tuesday, October 21, 1997 at Forsyth Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C.   Funeral services will be held Friday, at 11 a.m. at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Stuart.  Burial will follow in Stuart Cemetery.   The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Stuart, VA; Richmond Times-Dispatch; 23 OCT 1997

Anna Massey Clark Marshall
Anna Massey Clark Marshall, 87, of Stuart, died Tuesday, October 21, 1997, at Forsyth Memorial Hospital of Winston-Salem, N. C.
She was born September 2, 1910, in Patrick County, and was a daughter of the late Edward Lybrook Clark and Anna Lee Massey Clark.   She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Marshall; a sister, Margaret Clark Hazelwood, and four brothers, Myron, Blair, Lyle and Robert Clark.
She was a graduate of Sullins College in Bristol, and was a retired school teacher and bookkeeper for Clark Brothers Company.  She was a member of Stuart United Methodist Church and the Stuart Book Club.
Marshall was a chapter member of the Stuart Chapter No. 25 Order of the Eastern star, was past matron of the Stuart Chapter and past grand matron of the Grand Chapter of Virginia Order of the Eastern Star.  She was appointed "special friend" of the most worthy grand matron of the General Grand Chapter.
Surviving are one sister, Virginia C. Fulton, of Stuart; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Stuart with the Rev. Robert Thorne officiating.  Burial was in the Stuart Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Blair Clark, Bob Clark, Bobby Moir, Clark Baughan, Eddie Clark, Joe Clark, Page Moir and Perry Clark.
Memorials may be made to the Stuart Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund c/o Margaret Rodgers, Rt. 3, Box 1861 Stuart VA 24171, the Stuart United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 946, Stuart, VA 24171, or to the Stuart Chapter #25 Order of the Eastern star, P. O. Box 905. Stuart VA 24171.
Winston-Salem, NC; Ent VA (VA); 29 OCT 1997

BETTY RUTH MASSEY NIXON
Betty Ruth Nixon, 66, of Springfield died Thursday at St. John's Hospital.
She was born March 19, 1931, in St. Louis, the daughter of Raymond and Josephine Caldwell Massey Sr.  She married James L. Nixon Sr. in 1959.
Mrs. Nixon was employed by the secretary of state, retiring in 1995 after 28 years of service.   She was a graduate of Feitshans High school and a member of All Nation Tabernacle Church of God in Christ.
Survivors:   husband, James L. Nixon Sr; son, James L Nixon Jr. of Springfield; a daughter; Dova Jean Nixon of Springfield; a granddaughter; a sister, Patricia Hudson of Springfield; two aunts; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services:   11 a.m. Wednesday, All Nation Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, the Rev. Leonardo Jacobs officiating.   Burial:  Camp Butler National Cemetery.
W.W. White-Pettiford Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
The State Journal Register; Springfield, IL; Sunday, 9 NOV 1997; Page 44 Column 1

BILLY EDGAR MASSEY
FORT WORTH - Services for Billy Edgar Massey, 69, of Fort Worth will be conducted Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. in Laurel Land Memorial Chapel.
Dr. Orvil Stephens and John Tabor will officiate.   Burial will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mr. Massey died Sunday, Nov. 9, in a Fort Worth hospital.
He was born July 1, 1928, in Johnson County, the son of Edgar and Dora Leota Stephens Massey.
He had been a resident of the Metroplex all of his life.
Mr. Massey was a member of Rendon Baptist Church. He had worked for Consolidated Freightways for 33 years.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife Ira "Ted" Massey of Fort Worth; two daughters, Sharlan Hayes and Lana Peoples, both of Fort Worth; three brothers, C.R. Massey of Fort Worth, Frank Massey of Denton and Charles Massey of Burleson; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister,Helen Wilson, who died in 1996.
Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Laurel Land of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth TX; Cleburne Times-Review; 10 NOV 1997

CECILLA MASSEY
Cecilia Massey of Arvada, wife of Robert, mother of Linda Binkly and William Massey, grandmother of six, sister of Robert Buerger.
Memorial Services Saturday 2:00 p.m. Arvada Presbyterian Church, 5592 Independence Street.  Services conclude at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Young Life, North Denver or Arvada Presbyterian Church.  Arrangements by Olinger Wadsworth Mortuary.
Arvada, CO; Denver P; 30 OCT 1997

CECELLA K. MASSEY of Arvada, wife of Robert.   Memorial Services Saturday 2:00 p.m. Arvada Presbyterian Church, 5592 Independence Street.  Services conclude at the church.   Arrangements by Olinger Wadsworth Mortuary.
[The different spellings of the first name are as printed in the newspaper.] 
Arvada, CO; Denver P; 31 OCT 1997

CLARENCE W "Jeep" MASSEY
On Nov 8, 1997, at Providence Hospital.  He was a graduate of A&T College in Greensboro NC.   Clarence retired as a treatment counselor of the Department of Human Services in the District of Columbia in 1989. 
Survived by his wife, Edith W Massey, son Clarence W Massey Jr, daughter-in-law Sharon Massey, mother-in-law Louise Williams, a sister-in-law, a brother-in-law, a brother, two aunts, devoted cousins, 3 grandchildren.   Family will receive friends from 8AM until Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM Friday, Nov 14, St Bernardine of Siena Catholic Church, 2400 Brooks Dr, Suitland MD.
Interment Washington Nat'l Cemetery, Suitland MD. Arrangements by Ralph Williams Funeral Service.
Wash DC Post; 13 NOV 1997

DONALD H. MASSEY
Donald H. Massey, 70, died Friday in a Las Vegas hospital.
An Air Force veteran, he was born Feb. 3, 1927, in Iowa, was a drywaller, a member of Veteran of Foreign Wars, Carpenters Union, and a 29-year resident of Las Vegas.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha; sons, Larry and Mark, all of Las Vegas; daughters, Kathleen Wylupski of California and Linda of Washington; sisters, Elta Mae Pullen and Virginia Cain, both of Iowa; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday with services at 3 p.m. in Desert Memorial Cremation & Burial Society.
Las Vegas, NV; Las Vegas Review-Journal; 2 NOV 1997

DONNA E. MASSEY
Donna E., 49, passed away Oct. 9, 1997.   Beloved wife of Albert M. Massey; loving mother of Michael (Melissa) Massey and Dina Massey.  She also leaves her mother Mary Leigh, one brother Dennis Leigh of WA, two sisters, Denise Longnecker and Deborah Higgins also of WA; three grandchildren Marisa, Savannah and Brandon Massey and her in-laws Clyde and Doris Cooper.
Visitation 4-8 p.m. Tues. Oct., 14, El Camino Mortuary, 5600 Carroll Canyon Rd with Vigil Prayer Service at 7 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Wed. Oct 15 St.  Therese Catholic Church, 6016 Camino Rice.   Burial El Camino Mortuary 453-2121.
San Diego, CA U-T (CA); 12 OCT 1997

EDNA O. MASSEY
Edna O. Massey, 73, of Buckeye AZ, a homemaker, died Oct. 26, 1997.   She was born in Edna, Okla.  Survivors include her husband, Leonard; daughter, Jaque Newton; son, Rickey; and seven grandchildren. Services; 2pm Wednesday, Louis B. Hazelton Cemetery, 13000 W. Broadway, Buckeye. Buckeye Funeral Home.
Buckeye, AZ; AZ Republic; 29 OCT 1997

EMMA J. MASSEY
Last rites for Miss Emma J. Massey will be conducted from the home, 510 West Chase, this morning at 8:45 o'clock and from St. Stephen's Catholic church at 9 A.M.   Rev. Campodonico will officiate.
Miss Massey was 69 years old.   She died at her home Sunday evening after a long illness.
She is survived by four sisters, Miss Annie Massey, a twin sister, Mrs. Thomas A. Johnson, Mrs. Edmund Fox and Mrs. R. F. Aylward; also a number of nephews and nieces.
Miss Massey was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America.   The C. D. of A. members met at the home last night to say the Rosary.   They will meet at St. Stephen's this morning at 8:30 o'clock and attend the service in a body.
Pallbearers all will be nephews.   They are:   Thomas A. Johnson, James M. Johnson, Ferguson Massey, Reuben Massey, Willie H. Massey and John Massey.
Interment will be in St. Michael's cemetery with Fisher-Pou Funeral service in charge.
Pensacola News, 22 Jan 1933

FLORENCE M. MASSEY
Mrs. F. M. Wallace
Following an illness of about three weeks, Mrs. Florence M. Wallace, 50 years old, died yesterday afternoon at the home of her sister, Miss Anna Massey, at 510 West Chase street.
Mrs. Wallace had spent her entire life in Pensacola where she had surrounded herself by hosts of friends who are distinctly grieved by her untimely death.   She is survived by two children, Roscoe K. Wallace and Mrs. Florida Anderson, both of this city, besides other relatives.
The funeral services will be conducted this afternoon by Rev. Father Fullerton, of St. Michael's church, leaving the home at 510 West Chase street at 5 o'clock.   Interment will be in St. Michael's cemetery.  The pallbearers will be selected from among the nephews of the deceased and will embrace Thomas, James and Christopher Johnson, John Olson and Ernest and Reuben Massey.
Pensacola, FL; Pensacola News, 29 Aug 1919

FRANCES WORTHY MASSEY
Funeral of Mrs. Massey
Services will be conducted from, St. Michael's Church this morning at 9:30, Rev. Father Fullerton officiating.
Funeral service will be conducted over the remains of Mrs. Reuben H. Massey, who passed away at her home on West Garden Street, Monday morning, this morning at 9:30 o'clock from St. Michael's church.  Rev. Father Fullerton officiating.  The funeral cortege will leave the residents at 9 o'clock and the services at the church will occur at mass at 9:30.  Immediately after the funeral services internment will be made in St. Michael's Cemetery.
The following will serve as pallbearers:   John Massey, Ed Fox, Capt. Ed Miller, Fred Massey , Tom Johnson, and Willie Rocheblave.
Pensacola, FL; Pensacola News; 6 FEB 1912

FREDDIE LEE MASSEY
Homegoing Celebration for Mr. Freddie Lee Massey, of 185 Watershed Way, Fayetteville, will be held, November 14, 1997 at 1 P.M. at the Body of Christ Christian Church, 1000 Kenwood Rd., Fayetteville, with remains placed in state at 11 A.M.   Dr. Joseph M. Ripley, Pastor, officiating.   Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery. Viewing Today from 10 A.M. until 6 P.M. at the Mortuary.   Survivors include wife, Mrs. Lenora Newton Massey, two sons, Freddie Lee Massey, II and Reginald Lenard Massey, mother in-law, Mrs. Virginia Newton, of Laurinburg, N.C.; one aunt, Mrs. Ola Brown of Charlotte, NC; a host of brothers in-law, sisters in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Family and friends will assemble at the residence at 12 noon.  Marshall Newsome Mortuary, Inc., 1410 Hwy. 138, Riverdale. 770-907-5710.
Fayetteville GA; Atlanta Journal; 13 NOV 1997 

FREDRICK MASSEY
The funeral of Fred Massey will be held tomorrow morning from the family residence, Gregory and Ninth, at 9 o'clock, the services to be held in the church of the Sacred Heart, Rev. Father McDermott officiating.
Mr. Massey died yesterday morning from heart failure.  Death came suddenly and unexpected.  He is survived by his wife and three children, Marie, Dorothy and Ferguson; three brothers, Reuben H., Edward A. and John Massey; five sisters, Mrs. Edwin (Edmund) Fox, Mrs. Thomas H. Johnson, Mrs. Bertha Aylward and Misses Annie and Emma Massey.
The pallbearers will be J. E. White, D. J. Hayes, G. R. Pritchard, Thomas A. Johnson, Fred Muller, Philip Beall and Dave Witherill.
Pensacola, FL; Pensacola News, 3 April 1920 

JAMES MASSEY
James Massey one of the oldest residents of Pensacola, and a highly respected citizen, expired yesterday at his home, after a short illness.
While he had reached an advanced age death came rather unexpected as he had been enjoying good health for some time.   Mr. Massey had reached the age of 73 years.   He was born in Nottingham, England, and moved to this country while a young man and later came to Pensacola, where he has since resided.
He leaves a loving wife and the following sons and daughters to mourn his loss:   Miss Annie Massey, Mr. E. A. Wallace, Miss Emma Massey, Miss Bertha Massey, Mrs. Edmund Fox, Mrs. Thos. Johnson, and Reuben, Frederick, Edward and John Massey.   In addition he had a large circle of friends and acquaintances who will learn with regret of his death.
The funeral cortege will leave the family residence, No. 114 North DeVilliers street this afternoon at 1 o'clock proceeding to St. Michael's Church, where the services will be conducted, and from there to St. Michael's Cemetery of interment.
Pensacola, FL; Pensacola News; 12 MAY 1905

LEON (LEO) MASSEY
Leon Massey of Gay, died November 5.  Mr. Massey was a retired Air Traffic Control Operator.  He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Hudgins Massey, and one sister, Marjorie Massey Johnson, of Conyers.   Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan.  The family will receive friends on Friday evening at McKoon Funeral Home from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or your favorite charity.  McKoon Funeral Home.  770-253-4580.
Gay, GA; Atlanta Journal; 7 & 8 NOV 1997

LOUISE J. MASSEY
May 5, 1910-Nov. 23, 1997
AMERICAN CANYON - Louise J. Massey, 87, died Sunday in a hospital in Walnut Creek from injuries received in an auto accident near her home in American Canyon.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., she moved to California in 1948 and was a resident of American Canyon for 28 years.  She was employed for 22 years at Pacific Bell as a long distance telephone operator.
She was an active volunteer at the Veterans Home in Yountville, American Cancer Society of Solano County, and was an active member of the Olympia Mobile Home Park Club House in American Canyon.  She enjoyed dancing, collecting photographs and traveling.
She is survived by son, Stephen (Cherie) Lusardi of Maywood, N.J.; sister Anna McConnaughy of Victorville; four grandchildren, and four greatgrandchildren.
Services will not be held at her request, and inurnment is private.
Skyview Memorial Lawn Mortuary made arrangements.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Solano County Unit, 1652 Texas St., Suite 110, Fairfield 94533.
American Canyon, CA; Vallejo T-H; 29 NOV 1997

MARY MASSEY
DEATH OF MISS MARY MASSEY
The Beloved Young Woman Passed Away on Sunday.  Funeral Yesterday.
Death robbed the community of a beautiful young life on Sunday, when Mary Ethel, the 22-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Massey, 316 West Intendencia street, succumbed to an illness with which she had been afflicted for some time.  The young lady, who had many friends in the city, was popular among all who enjoyed her personal friendship, and the last hours of her unfortunate young life were made brighter by the loving ministrations of scores of friends.
During the years with which she had been identified with the local young people, she had won a warm place in the hearts of all who knew and appreciated her charming personality, and her death will be generally regretted.
The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock at St. Michael's, Father Fullerton officiating.   Interment occurred at St. Michael's Cemetery, the following gentlemen acting as pall bearers:   Willie Rocheblave, John Miller, Peter Stagno, Roscoe Wallace, N. Compton, and Mr. Thompson.
Pensacola, FL; The Pensacola Journal; Tuesday, 17 NOV 1908

NITA MASSEY
Pittsburg Jan. 25, 1908 - Nov. 23, 1997
Nita Massey, a homemaker, died Sunday at her daughter's residence in Walnut Creek.  She was 89.
The native of Seminole, Okla., lived in west Pittsburg for 54 years.  She enjoyed playing bingo and taking trips to Reno.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters, Wanda Hammond of Volcano and Dean Parrish of Walnut Creek; sons, Joe B. Massey of Bay Point and Clarence Massey of Pittsburg; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  Her husband, Joe I. Massey, died in 1984.
Services:  1 p.m. Wednesday at Pittsburg Funeral Chapel with burial at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Concord.  Visitation 2 to 8 p.m. today at Pittsburg Funeral Chapel. Memorial gifts:  Kaiser Hospice, 1425 S. Main, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.
Walnut Creek, CA; Contra Costa Times; 25 NOV 1997; Section: D, Page: 15

NORMAN WESLEY MASSEY
89, died at his home, 103 E. Woodbridge Drive, Saturday morning.   He was the son of the late C.W. and Cora Friar Massey.
Mr. Massey was educated in the Durham Public Schools and was a graduate of Eastern National Business College, Poughkeepsie, NY.
He majored in Advertising-Salesmanship, Business Law and General Business.   Mr. Massey served for three years in the US Army Air Corp in World War II.   He later attended General Motors Training School, also Chrysler Corp. Training School.   He was a member of Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Kale-Spence Bible Class, Administrative Board and Methodist Men.   Mr. Massey was a member of A.F. & A.M. Durham Lodge #352.
Mr. Massey was instrumental in establishing the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, which sponsored the annual Cerebral Palsy Football Classic.   He was a dedicated man of service and had received the Father of the Year Award and the United Commerce Travelers Twenty-Five year certificate.   His determination and dedication has helped to bring happiness to many people.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Harward Massey of the home; daughter, Viriginia Louise (Ginger) Massey of Chapel Hill; brother, Herbert P. Massey of Durham; and nieces and nephews.
Mr. Massey was predeceased by his son, Norman W. Massey Jr.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church.  Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Mark W. Wethington and Rev. Eric Carson.   Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Old Section.
Honorary pallbearers will be Board members of the Durham Cerebral Palsy Foundation; Kale-Spence Bible Class; The Exchange Club; Dr. Banks Anderson, Dr. Frank Clippenger; Dr. Ralph Coonrad; Dr. J. Leonard Goldner; Dr. Steve Kang; Mr. George McCoy and Dr. Robert Paterson.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Durham Cerebral Palsy Foundation Fund, 100 Park Office, Suite 209, P.O. Box 12834, RTP, N.C. 27709; or the Lenox Baker Children's Hospital.
The family will receive visitors at the home.
Arrangements by Howerton-Bryan Funeral Home.
Durham, NC; Raleigh N & O; 9 NOV 1997

O. S. MASSEY
101.  Services pending.
Criswell Funeral Home, 815 E. Arlington / 74820
Ada, OK Pontotoc County phone 405-332-6181
OK; The Oklahoman; 19 SEPT 1997

REUBEN H. MASSEY
Death Claims Reuben Massey
Funeral will be held this afternoon at 3:30---Ill for several years.
Reuben H. Massey, 61, died last night at six o'clock at the home of his son, Wm. H. Massey, 224 West Romano street.  The deceased was the son of James and Johanna Massey, and was born in New Orleans.
For many years Mr. Massey was employed at the Naval Air Station and Bruce Dry Dock as a pattern maker.
Deceased is survived by three sons and two daughters.  The are William, Ruby and Ernest Massey.  Mrs. Jessie Stringfellow and Miss Fodie Massey.  He is also survived by two brothers, Edward A. and John Massey.  Other survivors are Mrs. Edmund Fox, Mrs. Thomas H. Johnson and Mrs. R. F. Aylward of Brockhaven:   Misses Annie and Emma Massey.
The funeral will be held from the home of the son, 224 West Romano street, at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon.  Mass will be held at St. Michael's church and burial will be made in St. Michael's cemetery.
The following will act as pallbearers:   Chris Johnson, William Rocheblave, Johnnie Miller, Willie Miller, Edmund Fox, and Thomas H. Johnson.
Honorary pallbearers are James Sweeney, Joe Stoddard, Ben Rocheblave, Capt. Ed Miller, John Robinson, and William O'Neil.
Mr. Massey had been a resident of Pensacola for many years, and had been ill several years.
Pensacola, FL; Pensacola News; 21 March 1923

THELMA ELLIOTT MASSEY
In hospital, Kingston, on Wednesday, November 5, 1997, Thelma M. (Elliott) Massey, beloved wife of F. Vincent Massey of RR#1 Ompah.   Dear mother of Lesia (Stephen) Porteous of Carleton Place and Barry of Carleton Place; Muriel (Vaughan Leeder) Massey of Kingston; Wayne (Kathy) of McDonalds Corners; loved daughter of Grace (Kirkwood) and the late James H. Elliott.  Dear sister of Stanley of Ompah; Murray (Bev) Elliott of Napanee; Archie (Helen) Kirkwood of Peterborough; and the late Wilmer Elliott.  Thelma will be sadly missed by her 6 grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth Friday, November 7th from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service at 11:00 am. in Ompah United Church, Ompah.
Interment Ompah Cemetery.  In remembrance contributions to the Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
[All places are located in Eastern Ontario.]
Kingston, Ontario, Canada;The Kingston Whig-Standard; 6 NOV 1997

THELMA MASSEY CARRUTH
A resident of Wilson, she died at 8:49 a.m. Tuesday, Nov 25, 1997, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.  She was 83 and a native of Jena.
Visiting was at Charlet Funeral Home Inc., Clinton, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Thursday.  Visiting at First Baptist Church, Wilson, 8:30 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Billy Rose and the Rev. Darwin Hall.   Interment in Eastern Star Cemetery.
Survived by a daughter, Linda Carruth, Wilson; two sons, Ancil A. Carruith Jr. and his wife, Yancy, and Willie Carruth and his wife, Sandra; a sister Margie Miller, Clinton; two brothers, Lionel Barrett, Ponchatoula, and L.E. Massey, Baton Rouge; nine grandchildren, Robin, Diedra, Daniel and Kristen Carruth, Stacey C. Foretich, Mark, Marlon and Matthew Carruth and Yancy Ann Roberts; and three great-grandchildren, Gavin and Ethan Carruth and Andrew Roberts.   Preceded in death by husband, Ancil A. Carruth Sr.; a daughter, Shirley Annette Carruth; a brother, Jeff Barrett; and parents, Eudie and Charlie Manchester Massey.
Pallbearers will be Mark, Marlon, Matthew and Daniel Carruth, Mark Foretich and Jack Withers.   She was a charter member of First Baptist Church, Wilson.  Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Wilson, 70789.
Baton Rouge, LA; Advocate; 26, 27, 28 NOV 1997

WILLA MAE MASSEY PHILLIPS
of Gassville died Thursday (Nov. 20, 1997) at Baxter County Regional Hospital.   She was 71.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roller Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be private in Gassville Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Roller Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Mrs. Phillips was born July 7, 1926, at Manila, a daughter of Willie R. and Lucy P. Massey.  She married Louis Phillips on Dec. 23, 1944, at Blytheville.  She was a former resident of Heber Springs and was a homemaker.  She was a Baptist.
She is survived by her husband, Louis Phillips of the home; one son, Dale Phillips of Gassville; four daughters, Peggy Buckley of Pascagoula, Miss., Barbara Stockman of Meridian, Miss., Mary Faye Byrd of Little Rock, and Linda Still of Lynchburg, Tenn.; 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents.
Arrangements are by Roller Funeral Home.
Mountain Home, AR; The Baxter Bulletin; 21 & 22 NOV 1997


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