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Graveside services for Donald Evans, 87, of Kosciusko, formerly of Ethel, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Stonewall Cemetery near Ethel.
Evans, a native of Leake County, died July 23, 2001 at the Attala County Nursing Center. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Ethel United Methodist Church.
Evans, widower of Wilbur Carter Evans, had no immediate survivors.
The Rev. Bryd Hillman officiated with Nowell Funeral Home handling arrangements.
Willie J. Gatlin
He died July 18, 2001 at his residence. He was a member of Ackerman United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Isabel Gatlin of Ackerman; two sons, Ben Gatlin and Gerald Gatlin, both of Ackerman; a daughter, Mary Davis of Smithville; a sister, Evelyn Malloy of Memphis; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Richard E. Jordan Jr.
Jordan, a native of Kosciusko, was the son of Richard and Mary Dorothy Jordan. He was a long time resident of Clinton. He retired in 1990 from the Illinois Central Railroad where he was employed as a brakeman. He was a member of the United Transportation Union and the Thomastown Christian Church, a community he was extremely fond of.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Miller Jordan of Clinton; his mother, Dorothy Arnold Jordan of Thomastown; sons, Bill Jordan of Brandon, Randy Jordan of Clinton; daughter, Pam Johnson of Stonewall; grandchildren, Christopher Jordan, Kenneth Jordan, Bailey Hutchison.
Memorials may be made to the Thomastown Christian Church, Thomastown, Miss., or the Jordan family Cemetery Fund, Carthage, Miss.
Houston C. Kyzer
He is survived by his mother, Dollie Kyzer of Durant; a son, Mark Wellman of Durant; a brother, Ross Kyzer of Durant; a sister, Jane Blackmon of Carrollton; a number of nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Willie Bishop officiated.
Pallbearers were Jerry Bankhead, Howard Harris, Al Jobe, Andy Ledbetter, Kerry Ellington and Sonny McCrory.
Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Toten, Don Buchanan and Charles Hudson.
Memorials may be made to the Firefighters Association.
She is survived by her husband, Joe McNair of Carthage; a son, Dwain McNair of Carthage; a sister, Bernadine Scarborough of Carthage; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Jeff Morrison and the Rev. Chris Turner officiated.
Mary Lavenia Baldy
She is survived by her husband, Robert Baldy; daughter, Norma Goad and son-in-law, Edwin Goad Sr. of Paris, Tenn.; grandchildren, Edwin Goad Jr., Robert L. Goad and Michael Goad; five great-grandchildren,Mary Goad, Larry Goad, Megan Goad, Joshua Goad, Jason Goad.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Read McLemore.
Claudia C. Bean
She is survived by three sons, E.R. "Dick" Bean of Memphis, Charles R. Bean of Senatobia, and Barry Bean of Kosciusko; a daughter, Beverly Ganno of Grass Valley, Calif.; four sisters, Opal Tennison, Dorothy Jackson, Nadine Tennison and Barbara Browley all of Tyler, Texas; 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldredge Robert Bean, and two brothers, L.G. Clyburn and Travis Clyburn.
Burial was in Gillsburg Memorial Park in Amite County.
Martha W. Carter
She is survived by her husband, Andy Carter of Mathiston; her mother, Geneva Williams of Eupora; a daughter, Casondra Russell of Mathiston; a son, Dustin Carter of Mathiston; four sisters, Gail Beck, Susan Cooper, Janice Hubbard all of Eupora, and Sandra Litton of Greenville; two brothers, Kenneth Williams of Eupora and Randy Williams of Chattanooga, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her father, M.T. Williams.
Pallbearers were David Ware, Chris Williams, Chad Williams, Johnny Carter, Gregg Medders, Andrew Jackson and Thomas Carter.
Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora was in charge of arrangements.
Mary M.B. Massie
She is survived by her husband, Melvin John Massie of Grenada; three daughters, Cathy Lynn Sullivan, Melissa Jean Vance of Grenada and Elizabeth Ann Smith if Fishkill, N.Y.; two sons, William Joseph Massie and Marvin Russell Massie of Grenada; three sisters, Marlene Smith of Knoxville, Tenn., Betty Odom of Covington, La., and Barbara English of Grenada; two brothers, Clay Busbea and David Busbea of Kosciusko; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 2178, Ridgeland, Miss. 39158-2178.
Garner-Harper Funeral Home of Grenada was in charge of arrangements.
James C. Parham
He was born in Kosciusko in 1914 and was the son of the late Hosmer and Ava Parham. He attended Mississippi College and the University of Tennessee. He became a Certified Public Accountant and became well known in the bakery industry for his accounting systems and management skills. He served as Chief Financial Officer for C.J. Patterson Company, President of Bell Bakeries Inc., Chief Executive Officer of American Bakers Cooperative and retired in 1977 as Vice President from Arnold Bakers of Greenwich, Conn.
After retirement he was a member of the International Executive Service Corp and traveled to the Philippines, Korea, Sri Lanka, and Guatemala as a consultant to the bakery industry. He was a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Society of Bakery Engineers, The Village Chapel in Pinehurst, Pinehurst Country Club and a former member and vice president of the Kiwanis Club.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Perkins Parham of Pinehurst; his sister, Joyce Brown of Shreveport, La.; sons, Leon Parham of Cape Charles, Va., and James C. Parham Jr. of Solebury, Pa., and grandsons Andrew and Matthew Parham.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Parham, and sisters Janice Bond, Josephine Beatley, and his wife of 60 years Charlotte Fuller Parham.
A memorial service will the held at The Village Chapel with the date to be announced.
Memorials may be made to The Village Chapel of Pinehurst.
Powell Funeral Home of Southern Pines, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by a step son, Rodolphus Simpson; a number of nieces, nephews and her guardian, Mrs. Clara Newell.
The Rev. Roosevelt Gage officiated. Winters Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Birdie Mae Stonestreet
Mrs. Stonestreet, a native of New Albany, died Jan. 30, 2002 in Pensacola. She was a homemaker and was employed by Merchants and Farmers Bank in Kosciusko for 32 years, retiring in 1981 as vice president/trust officer.
She was a graduate of New Albany High School and Chillicothe Business College. She served in many capacities on the local, state and national levels of the National Association of Banking Women. She was the first woman speaker at the Mississippi Bankers Association Trust Conference in 1970. During her career, she belonged to many civic organizations and received many awards including "Outstanding Career Woman 1967" from the Mississippi Federation of Business and Professional Women's Club and "Woman of Achievement 1969". Her name is also listed in Who's Who of American Women, 7th Edition, 1971. She was a member of Parkway Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Stonestreet, Sr.
She is survived by a daughter, Sylvia Stonestreet Flowers of Pensacola, Fla.; a son, William G. Stonestreet Jr. of Rochester Mills, Mich.; a sister, Mary Louise Walker of Gulfport; a brother, Homer Wade Whitten of Milton, Fla.; grandchildren, Mark W. Flowers of Jacksonville, N.C., S. Christian Flowers of Garfield, N.J., Deana F. Lewis of Pensacola, Fla., Roxanna Mae Kratz of Pensacola, William G. Stonestreet III of Rochester Hills, Eberley D. Stonestreet of Valdosta, Ga; great-grandchildren, Renee L. Flowers, Leticha A. Flowers, A. Brent Lewis, Sylvia M. Kratz and Michael F. Kratz Jr. and two great-great-grandchildren, Lori M. Locklear and Emily R. Locklear.
The Rev. Dr. Joe Pate officiated.
Pallbearers were William H. Walker, Andrew C. Walker, Homer Wade Whitten Jr., Icey W. Day Jr., Robert H. Walker, Paul Guyton Walker, James D. Whitten and Ramon Jackson Jr.
Honorary pallbearers were Hugh Potts Jr., John C. Love Jr., Charles Pope, Pat Vanderford and H. Hunter Jordan Sr.
Curtis Lee Wilder Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Wilder of Memphis, Tenn.; his mother, Marie Wilder of Kosciusko; three daughters, Karysha Bell, Miarcle Ward and Odessa Staffney; six sisters, Daisy, Brenda, LaShawn, Tabita, Debra and Ella; a brother, two brothers, Kennedy and Willie Earl.
The Rev. Louiza Dixon officiated with Winters Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Ricky Wilder, Martin Perteet, Douglas Tucker, Reggie Smith, Bo Rimmer and Isiah Hall.
Clarence A. Cook
He is survived by a son, Donald Cook of Vaiden; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Billy Little officiated.
Serving as pallbearers were Ed McDonald, Stewart McDonald, Johnny Cook, Clark Cook, Anthony Cook and Patrick Cook.
Services for Mrs. Stephanie Jobe, 35, of Satartia, were held Friday
at 10 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church with burial in Ebenezer Cemetery.
She is survived by a son, Robert Jobe Jr. of Satartia; her mother, Johnnie Carolyn Dallas of Satartia; three brothers, Bryce Dallas of Jackson, Phillip Dallas of Satartia, and Terence Dallas of Milton, Fla.; a grandson, Clayton Dallas Jobe.
She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Pierce Dallas.
The Rev. Larry Harvey and the Rev. Harvey Overstreet officiated.
Pallbearers were David Montgomery, Ken Mangrum, Jeffrey Mangrum, Mark Curtis, Duaine Evans and Jarvis Poche.
Jordan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
James Ralph Johnson
He is survived by his mother, Mary Hannah Johnson of Kosciusko; a daughter, Janice R. Johnson of Gary, Ind.; a son, James Ralph Johnson Jr. of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. Sandra Murrell of Kosciusko and Mrs. Evelyn McCurty of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Terry Johnson of Kosciusko and Melvin Moore of Chicago; one grandson.
The Rev. Cleotis Wood officiated.
Pallbearers were John Bayne, Henry Hawthorne, Tyrone McAfee, Charles Hull, Lawrence McDonald and Sammie Adams.
Mary P. Kirkland
The Rev. Ed Hartman and the Rev. John Armstrong officiated.
Mrs. Kirkland died June 11, 2002 at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Greenville Garden Club.
She is survived by a daughter, Bobbye Kate King of Greenville; a son, John D. Kirkland of Lewisburg, Pa.; a brother, O.K. "Bully" Power of Jackson; four half-sisters, Jane Rodgers of Sun City, Fla., Sue Power, Helen Virginia Power, both of Kosciusko, and Elsie Ann Sturtevant of Memphis; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Mavis L. Kyle
Services for Mrs. Mavis L. Kyle, 73, of Starkville, were held Friday
at 10:30 a.m. at New Haven Baptist Church at Weir.
She was a retired office manager and a member of Weir Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Wilbur A. Kyle of Starkville; a son, Doug Kyle of Brandon; three daughters, Diane Alexander of Starkville, Marilyn Parish of Biloxi, and Linda Stromel of Corrales, N.M.; a sister, Maggie Crenshaw of Louisville; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Margaret Culp and Joyce Kyle.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Multiple Mycloma Foundation.
Nowell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She was member of First Baptist Church of Brian, Texas. She was a retired hotel manager.
Burial will be in Coleman Cemetery at McAdams under the direction of Culpepper-Nowell Funeral Home.
Lillie Fowler O'Briant
She is survived by four sons, Dr. Charles Fowler of Oxford, Clarence Fowler of Rosedale, Wilburn Fowler Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., and Johnny Fowler of Kosciusko; a daughter, Helen Bradford of Troy, Ohio; 33 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn Fowler.
The Rev. Barry Corbett officiated.
Pallbearers were Troy Fowler, Sammy Fowler, Richard Fowler, Wilburn Fowler, Hughey Snipes and Brad Snipes.
C.D. Parkerson Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Carol Parkerson of Pearl; son, Charles Douglas Parkerson Jr. of Quitman; daughters, Renee Parkerson Statham of Pearl and Suzy Parkerson McCollough of Sylacauga, Ala.; brothers, James Parkerson of Brandon and Raymond Parkerson of Kosciusko; sisters, Anniece Smith of Natchez, and Delorise Adams of McCool; grandchildren, Mary Addie Statham and Ryan Charles Parkerson.
Memorial contributions may be made to French Camp Academy, 1 Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745, or to the Bear Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, McCool, MS.
She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Clayton Snow; daughters, Lesia Gravis of Goodman and Ashley Snow of Durant; a son, Cedric Foster of Durant; her mother, Lillie Mae Seamester; sisters, Ora Seamster, Thelma Wright and Willie Mae Williams of Durant; brothers, Moses and James of Durant, Clyde Seamster of West and Willie Brown of Gary, Ind.; four grandchildren.
The Rev. John Phillips officiated with Winters Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Vida Mae Simmons
She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Bolton of Carthage; an adopted son, David Triplett; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Lee of Chicago, and Willie Douglass of Carthage; two brothers, Eddie Nash of Kosciusko and Albert Brown of Meridian; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Prince Lewis officiated with Winters Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Carl Joseph Walbert Jr.
The Rev. Leslie Wooten and the Rev. John Robert Ballard officiated.
Pallbearers were Hugh Lee Ballard Jr., George E. Pinkard Jr., Jerry Allen, Ralph Ellis Raymon, Bill and Paul Merchant.
He is survived by two sons, Joey Walbert and Tony Walbert, and his mother, Grace Walbert, all of Kosciusko.
Memorials may be made to Yockanookany Baptist Church.
Lillie M. Winston
She was a native of Holmes County and a member of the Goodman Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and a choir member. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association.
She is survived by adopted daughters, Lillie M. Howard, Janie Shuler, Maggie Polk, Edna Harris, Rodessia Thomas, Mary Day and Cebrena Howard; adopted sons, John W. Lefloria, Charles Winston, Frederick Winston, Jerry Howard, Robert Howard and Geronimo Howard, niece and caregiver, Sandra Young.
Winters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.