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Ashley Du Boise
HATTIESBURG : Ashley Du Boise, 18, died Monday, Sept. 8, 1997, at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans. He was a lifelong resident of Hattiesburg and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. He was a senior at Forrest County Agricultural High School, where he was a member of Youth to Youth, the marching and concert bands, and Future Business Leaders of America. For the last three years, he was chosen to participate in the All-South Marching Band at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Services were Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997, at Trinity Episcopal Church with the Rev. Joe G. Burnett and the Rev. Dennis L. Ryan officiating. Burial was in the Dixie Methodist Church Cemetery. Moore Funeral Home of Hattiesburg was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, SFC Mike and Kim Du Boise of Hattiesburg; one brother, Timothy Du Boise of Starkville; his grandparents, Margaret Rees of Hattiesburg, and Earl and Maurine Du Boise of Booneville; one aunt, Karan McGee of Petal; two cousins, Kristin and Cydney McGee, both of Petal.
Memorials may be made to the Michael Ashley Du Boise Scholarship Fund in photography at Mississippi State University Art Department; in photography at the University of Southern Mississippi Art Department; and in jazz piano at the USM School of Music.

J.E. Wilson
BELDEN : J.E. Wilson, 67, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Feb. 24, 1930, in Potts Camp to Jace E. and Fannie Betts Wilson. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and a retired truck driver for Wilson Trucking in Vernon, Ala. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pansy Goodson Wilson.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Tommy Inman and the Rev. Mamon Morris officiating. Burial will be in New Gauley Cemetery in Calhoun City.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Morris of Randolph and Marie Caulder of Belden; two sons, Richard Johnson and Gary Wilson, both of Belden; one sister, Viola Wilson of Verona; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren.

Ryan Belue
TISHOMINGO : Lester A. "Ryan" Belue, 85, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a member of Burgess Creek Freewill Baptist Church and a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Belue.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Burgess Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Danny Short officiating. Burial will be in Belue Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four daughters, Janice Black and Peggy Belue, both of Tishomingo, Annette House of Iuka and Quay McKinney of Booneville; one son, James N. Belue of Tishomingo; one brother, Clayton Belue of Ethel, La.; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be David Whitehead, James T. Belue, Tim Belue, Benji McKinney, Ricky Whitfield and Ricky Brown.
Visitation will be at the church.

Jimmy R. Brown
BATESVILLE : Jimmy R. Brown, 63, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at the Methodist Hospital North in Memphis. He was born Dec. 19, 1933, in Hayti, Mo., to Webb and Robbie Inez Dortch Brown. He was a retired clerk for ABF Freight in Memphis and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with Elder Cook, Elder Vankatwyk and Elder Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville.
Survivors include his wife, Tomme N. McAllister Brown of Batesville; two daughters, Janet Brown Ware and Pam Brown Savage, both of Batesville; three sons, Dennis Brown of Batesville, and Jerry Brown and Jimmy R. Brown Jr., both of Alvin, Texas; one stepdaughter, Sabrina L. Oates of Batesville; his mother, Robbie Inez Dortch Brown of Pensacola, Fla.; one sister, Rosemary Sivick of Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers, Jack Brown and Glenn Brown, both of Pencasola, Fla.; 13 grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Rev. Billy M. Nichols Sr.
RED BAY, Ala. : The Rev. Billy M. Nichols Sr., 60, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.

Burnie Faulkner
AMORY : Burnie Lorraine Irvin Faulkner, 89, died Thurday, Oct. 2, 1997, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Amory. She was born Oct. 17, 1907, in Gattman. She was a graduate of Splunge School in Monroe County. She married Chap L. Faulkner in 1928; he died in 1978. She was a lifelong resident of the Splunge community before moving to Amory. She was a member of Riggan's Chapel United Methodist Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher. She was a retired employee of the Amory Garment Co. She enjoyed gardening.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Pickle Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Sammy Washburn officiating. Burial will be in the Lann Cemetery.
Survivors include one sister-in-law, Clifford Irvin of Smithville; a niece, Jacqueline Hathcock, and her husband, Bo, of Smithville.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Bill Irvin and Emily Akins Irvin; and one brother, Jack Irvin.
Pallbearers will be Bo Hathcock, Stacy Hathcock, Jolly Faulkner, J.B. Riggan Jr. and Jimmy Reeves.
Memorials may be made to Riggan's Chapel United Methodist Church.

Bill Cranford
BELDEN : Bill Cranford, 53, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Ricky D. Parker
HOUSTON : Ricky D. Parker, 38, died in Chickasaw County. He was a member of Zion Spring M.B. Church and a 1977 graduate of Houston High School. He was an employee of M.P.I. Factory in Houston and a former employee of Pep Industries for 15 years.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Zion Spring M.B. Church with the Rev. Levorn Kinard officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Grayson-Porter's Mortuary of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Dessie M. Parker of Houston; seven sisters, Bessie R. Tumblin and her husband, Joe, of West Point, Delois Thompson and her husband, Arthur, Martha Cummings and her husband, Joe, and Marie Key and her husband, Willie, all of Prairie, Mary L. White of Houston, Mamie Cooperwood and her husband, Roger, of Hopewell, and Rebecca Lao and her husband, Franciso, of Tupelo; three brothers, Willie Parker and his wife, Viola, Joe A. Parker and Elois Parker Jr., all of Houston; four aunts, Inez Parker of Houston, Lourlean Hart of California, Leatha Cousin of Ohio and Lillie Parker of Milwaukee, Wis.; one uncle, George Parker of Milwaukee, Wis.; one great-aunt, Mattie Evans of Houston.
The body will be placed in the church one hour before services.

Lawrence Robinson
RIPLEY : Lawrence Emerson Robinson, 96, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born May 29, 1901, to Digger and Mary Rogers Robinson. He was a retired logger and a Pentecostal.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Rogers Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Viola McKelvey of Tipton, Ga.; four sons, J.L. Robinson of Oregon, Mansel Robinson of Ray City, Ga., Travis Robinson of Douglas, Ga., and Gene Robinson of Adel, Ga.; two sisters, Lizzie Hopper of Corinth and Eula Mae Davis of Ripley; 27 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Claudia Smith Robinson, and two sons, Roy Robinson and Lee Burton Robinson.
His grandsons will be pallbearers.

Annie West
CONVERSE, La. : Annie Tanner West, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at Magnolia Hospital in Corinth after a sudden illness. She was a member of Union Springs Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester L. West, in 1981.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Keith Dendy and Bro. Ed McDaniel officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Survivors include six daughters, Mary Ann Ryan of Converse, La., Lura P. Ellis of Booneville, Bettie S. Hamby of Vicksburg, Barbara Oglesby of Glenn, Sally E. West of Tupelo and Patsy B. Graham of Fort Worth, Texas; two sons, Herman Lee West and Danny West, both of Greenville; one sister, Stella (Lou) Mullens of Baldwyn; 26 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sons and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Lee West, Perry Cochran, Morris Ellis, Bill Ryan, Tony Oglesby, Donnie West, Rusty West, Adam Hamby, Trey Stevens and Phillip Watson.

Stella R. Daniels
VERONA : Stella R. Daniels, 96, died Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at her sister's home in Verona.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Chandler Temple C.M.E. Church with the Rev. Charles Shack officiating. Burial will be in the Verona Cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sisters, Marie Floyd of Leavenworth, Kan., Helen Pitts of Charlotte, N.C., and Effie Hodges of Verona;
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services.

Karen Chandler
BALDWYN : Karen Louise Chandler, 57, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Ruben-Chapel in Baldwyn with the Rev. Ada Christian officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Ruffer Chandler; two daughters, Tammy J. Owens of Verona and Teresa Fryar of Booneville; five sons, Bobby Chandler, Ricky Chandler, Thomas Chandler, Michael Chandler and Tyrone Chandler, all of Baldwyn; four sisters, Sadie Leach, Charlotte Billups, Janice Tyes and Patricia Beene, all of Baldwyn; two brothers, James Beene and Jerry Beene, both of Baldwyn.
Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services.

Myrtle Hamblin
THRASHER : Myrtle Hamblin, 84, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997, at her home after a long illness. She was a member of Thrasher Baptist Church and a retired school teacher. She was the widow of E.M. Hamblin.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe McIntire officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Survivors include one son, Ernest Bryan Hamblin of St. Paul, Minn.; two sisters, Audry Hitt of the Alpine community and Lorine Randal of the Zion Hill community; one grandson, Bryan Colby Hamblin of Booneville.

Maggie Deavens
ABERDEEN : Maggie Deavens, 105, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Hebron M.B. Church with Pastor Sam Crawford officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Albert Deavens of Detroit, Mich.; four daughters, Mary L. Riney, Vivian Ezell, Thelma Thompson and Pinkie Thompson, all of St. Louis, Mo.; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today at Westbrooks Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.


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