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Jim Blakney
IUKA : Jim D. Blakney, 93, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ and a retired farmer.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ with John Hardwick officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Willie D. Blakney of Dundee, James Estes Blakney of Memphis and Carl Blakney of Iuka; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Mae Blakney; and one son, Kenneth Ray Blakney.
The body will lie in state from 9 a.m. until service time today at the church.

Nicholas C. Calfee Jr.
TOCCOPOLA : Nicholas C. "Nick" Calfee Jr., 80, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a retired shipping and receiving clerk with the Physical Department at the University of Mississippi. He was a member and Deacon of Toccopola Baptist Church. He was a member of the V.F.W. and served as Staff Sergeant in the Army, Navy and Army Air Force during World War II and the Korean War.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Toccopola Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Rush officiating. Burial will be in the Old Lebanon Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Francie Calfee of Toccopola; two daughters, Wanda Henly of Southaven and Debbie Murphree of Memphis; three sons, Nick Futrell of Lubbock, Texas, N. Greg Calfee and W. Scott Calfee, both of Toccopola; one brother, Harvey "Tookie" Calfee of Taylor; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 1:30 until 2 p.m. today at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Toccopola Baptist Church Building Fund.

Lorette Roberts
NEW ALBANY : Vera Lorette Roberts, 87, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at Graceland of New Albany Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 4, 1910, in Union County to the late Oliver and Nancy Hill Chism. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lenard Roberts; and two sons, Thomas Earl Roberts and Alvie Roberts.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Charles Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Emma Jean Smithey of Dumas and Mary Thomas of Aurora, Ill.; one son, Bill Roberts of New Albany; one sister, Marie Cappleman of New Albany; one brother, Luther Chism of New Albany; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today.

Helen Smith
MT. OLIVE : Helen Ruth Durr Smith, 52, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at her residence in Magee. She was born Nov. 13, 1945, in Mt. Olive. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she was a Matron of Simpson, a member of Covington and Smith Counties Usher Board, a Sunday School teacher and Youth Director. She graduated from Easom High School in Corinth. She was preceded in death by her mother, Laura E. Hampton.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Gregory Cemetery in Magee. Reeves Funeral Home of Mt. Olive is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Ray Smith Sr.; two sons, Sgt. Bruce T. Durr and his wife, Dorothy, of Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Sgt. Walter Ray Smith and his wife, Rebecca, of Giessen, Germany; three daughters, Laura N. Weatherby and her husband, Van, of D'Lo, Dawn Traxler of Jackson and Peggy Traxler of Magee; two brothers, Robert E. Durr and his wife, Faye, of Oceanside, Calif., and Paul E. Durr and his wife, Sheila, of Guys, Tenn.; five sisters, Jessie M. Smith of Magee, Annette Durr of Atlanta, Ga., Doris Ross of Columbus, Ohio, Carolyn Smith of Corinth and Juanita Durr of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren, Terrace Villa Franco, Shakira and Jamelia Durr, Tyler Traxler, Teresa and Curtis Singleton; her grandmother, Rosie Durr.

Al Covington
GUNTOWN : Allen E. "Al" Covington, 67, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at his home in Guntown. He was born Nov. 7, 1930, in Maynard, Ohio, to the late Allen Richard Covington and Pearl Edith Shaffer. He was married to Sandra Maxine Scott Covington on Nov. 7, 1994, in Florence, Ala. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Bowerston. He was a member of the Bowerston American Legion and the United Mine Workers Local #1304. He was a retired electrician for Y and O Coal Company of Hopedale.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Longview Cemetery Chapel in Bowerston, Ohio, with the Rev. John Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Longview Cemetery. R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Covington; one son, Jeffrey Nichols; three stepdaughters, Sherry Derrick and her husband, Jeff, of Booneville, Michelle Thomas of Cadiz, Ohio, and Holly Hood and her husband, Charlie, of Iuka; three sisters, Creola Perko of Lansing, Ohio, Velma P. Howes of Scio, Ohio and Rosalene Shane of Martins Ferry, Ohio; five stepgrandchildren, Scottie, B.J., Ashleigh, Nicki and Morgan; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma M. Timmerman Covington who died Sept. 3, 1988; his parents; and five brothers, Burton, Ivan, Raymond, Claude and Olean Covington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arvis B. Boyett
BATESVILLE : Arvis B. Boyett, 76, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at the Batesville Manor Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 7, 1921, in Atala County to Jessie David and Annie McGray Boyett. He was a retired farmer and millwright. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Elizabeth Boyett.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Wells Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Bryant and Robert Rawson officiating. Burial will be in the Longtown Cemetery in Crenshaw.
Survivors include three daughters, Fay Boyett Crawford of Courtland, Pat Boyett McNeer of Clarksdale and Sharon Boyett Betts of Judsonia, Ark.; two sons, Lavon Boyett of Pleasant Grove and Billy Wayne Boyett of Pope; one sister, Mavis Boyett Harrell of Greenville; 23 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today.

Mollye Roberts
NEW ALBANY : Mollye Roberts, 90, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Travis Carter
THAXTON : Travis Atlee Carter, 68, died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, at his residence. He was a retired employee of Reynolds Metals of St. Louis, Mo.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Thaxton Cemetery with Bro. Glenn Ervin officiating. Browning Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Onice F. Carter of Pontotoc; two sons, Marlton Atlee Carter and Bobby Carter, both of Pontotoc; one sister, Wynona Benz of Maryland; one brother, Wyatt Carter of Whitehaven, Tenn.; three grandchildren.

Norine S. Bryan
WEST POINT : Norine Sizemore Bryan, 88, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at the West Point Nursing Home. She was a native of Fayette County, Ala., and lived in Clay County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Woodsmore and Addie Humber Sizemore. She was a member of First Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She was the widow of William Daniel "Bill" Bryan who died Nov. 15, 1976.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Partin officiating. Burial will be in the Hebron Cemetery near Pheba.
Survivors include one daughter, Ruth B. Cooper of Carthage; two sons, Harold Bryan of Cordova, Tenn., and Carl Bryan of West Point; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Glenis Sizemore of West Point and Evelyn Hutchinson of Sacramento, Calif.; two brothers, Lois Sizemore of Elizabethton, Tenn., and John D. Sizemore of Memphis.
She was preceded in death by one son, Pat Bryan; and one daughter, Addie Ray Bryan.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Mark Bryan, Jason Bryan, Paul Bryan, Patrick Cooper, Joseph Cooper, Scott Bryan and Barry Bryan.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. R.T. Lott, Dr. H.L. Flowers, the staff of Clay County Medical Center and her friends and neighbors.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 966, West Point, Miss., 39773.

Rev. Willie Turner
TREMONT : Rev. Willie Turner, 87, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at Park View Manor Nursing Home in Humbolt, Tenn. He was born July 11, 1910, in Charleston, to Robert and Della Turner. He was a retired Church of God of Prophecy minister for 42 years. He was a member of the Mt. Carmel Church of God of Prophecy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Turner who died in 1984.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Union Grove Church of God of Prophecy with Bro. Marvis Bostick and Bro. J.E. Brissom officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jackson and Earline Baker of Tremont; four sons, Paul Turner of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., Joshua Turner, Billy Joe Turner and Douglas Turner, all of Tremont; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bessie Summerford of Fulton and Myrtie Vires of Pelam, Ala.; two brothers, Audie Turner and Hoyt Turner, both of Tremont.
Pallbearers will be Bud Brown, Terry Summerford, Charlie Summerford, Danny Calvert, Joey Conn and Charles Garrison.
Visitation will be from 6:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. today. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services today at the church.

Faye Rakestraw
NEW ALBANY : Ola Faye Rakestraw died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at the Baptist Hospital Central in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Mortimer Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home in New Albany.

Curtis Mooneyham
ECRU : Curtis Lee Mooneyham died Feb. 1, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Mortimer Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Buster Frazier
BLUE MOUNTAIN : Richard Lafayette "Buster" Frazier, 43, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was a self-employed carpet installer for the Floor Store in Ripley. He had been installing carpet for 30 years. He was a former member of the Mississippi National Guard and was a member of the Flat Rock Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by one sister, Bessie Lois Frazier.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the McBride Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Sledges officiating and Bro. David Paseur assisting. Burial will be in the Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery near Blue Mountain.
Survivors include his mother, Carolyn Bradford of Blue Mountain; his father, Joe Frazier of Hickory Flat; one daughter, Jackie Marie Frazier of Blue Mountain; one son, Joey Frazier of Ripley; two brothers, Calvin Ray Frazier of Ripley and John Frazier of Blue Mountain; four sisters, Barbara Turner and Carolyn Brown, both of Blue Mountain, Rosie Roberts of New Albany and Bobbie Ray of Ripley; 13 nieces and nephews, eight great-nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Larry Wilder, Dale Caviness, Roy Kelly, Calvin Spears, Lonnie Brown and Jimmy Turner.

Sam Lindsey
WHEELER : Robert E. "Sam" Lindsey, 56, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a Methodist and an industrial supplier.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Waters Funeral Home with the Rev. C.D. Edge and Bro. Jimmy Glover officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Lynn Lindsey of Walnut; one daughter, Lisa Gumm and her husband, Robbie of Wheeler; one stepson, Mike Calvery and his wife, Andrea, of Saltillo; his mother, Birdie Lindsey of Baldwyn; one sister, Nora Faye Hawkins of Tupelo; one brother, Billy Lindsey of Wheeler; three grandchildren, Zackary Gumm, Paulina Gumm and Benjamin Calvery.
Pallbearers will be Pete Lindsey, Billy Wayne Lindsey, Steve Lindsey, John Hawkins, Mike Hawkins and Bill Woodruff.
Visitation will be from 4 until 9 p.m. today.

Ara Wigginton
GUNTOWN : Ara Melson Wigginton, 78, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Camp Creek Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Gladwin Carpenter and Bro. Clyde Mize officiating. Burial will be in the Camp Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Grady Wigginton and his wife, June, and David Wigginton and his wife, Jan, of Guntown; four sisters, Hazel Taylor of Blue Springs, Jesteen Dunahoo of New Albany, Elois Tanner of Baldwyn, Edith Green of Booneville; five grandchildren, Robin Whitley, Todd Wigginton, John Wigginton, Jennifer Henderson and Nathaniel Wigginton; six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake Wigginton; her parents, Wes and Betty Melson; one sister, Pauline Taylor; two brothers, Enoch and Vernon Melson.
Pallbearers will be Todd Wigginton, John Wigginton, Nathaniel Wigginton, Paul Henderson, Robert Whitley, Adam Whitley and Alex Whitley.
Visitation will be from 4 until 9 p.m. today.

Myrtle Medley
NETTLETON : Myrtle Loden Medley, 97, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at her daughter's residence after an extended illness. She was born Nov. 25, 1900, in Itawamba County to Millard B. and Ella B. Hall Loden. She had resided in Monroe County most of her life and was a homemaker. She was a member of South Nettleton Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Wayne Higgins and the Rev. Phillip Hatley officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Iva Lee Medley Payne and her husband, Ovel, Ellouise Medley Owings Bishop and her husband, Charlie, Helen Medley Hatley and her husband, J.D., Wren Medley Jackson and her husband, Bill, all of Nettleton; three sons, Grover C. "Bud" Medley Jr. and his wife, Velma, of Nettleton, Bobby G. Medley and his wife, Ann, of Anniston, Ala., and Archie G. Medley of Memphis; 19 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover C. Medley Sr., who died Aug. 25, 1986; one infant daughter; two sons, Wayne Thomas Medley and Thelbert Medley; one grandson, William W. "Bill" Owings.
Pallbearers will be Fred Payne, Robert Payne, Tommy Owings, John Medley, Tom Medley and Donald Medley.
Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

Mattie Harris
KOLOLA SPRINGS : Mattie Dahlem Harris, 92, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at the Tender Care Nursing Home in Kolola Springs. She was born Nov. 23, 1905, to Morgan Edward and Lou Logan Dahlem. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. She was a homemaker and a member of Center Hill Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Center Hill Cemetery with Dr. James Towery officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sisters, Velma Buchanan of Dallas, Texas, Lillian Tubb of Columbus, and Vera Sahmuck of Tampa, Fla.; three brothers, Morris Dahlem of Pekin, Ill, Horril Dahlem of Amory and Alvin Dahlem of Macon; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Corinne Boyd and Ellie Mae Harris; two brothers, Clarence Dahlem and Winford Dahlem.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Thompson, Doyle Thompson, Fay Coleman, Wade Smith, Loyd Baggett and Durwood House.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Center Hill Building Fund or the Cemetery Fund.

Gladys Thompson
COLUMBUS : Gladys Thompson, 70, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.

Annierene Collins
PONTOTOC : Annierene Collins, 84, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at Pontotoc Health Services after a sudden illness. She was born Sept. 3, 1913, in Troy. She was the widow of Gilbert H. Collins. She was an active member of Troy Baptist Church. She was a retired garment inspector.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Caples and the Rev. Kevin Wallace officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Lester of Knoxville, Tenn., and Janie Wallace of Pontotoc; two brothers, Harry Rye of Houlka and Sid Rye of Troy; three grandchildren, Denise Robertson of Knoxville, Tenn., Kevin Wallace of Pontotoc and Lisa Swords of Jackson; six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be William Lloyd Taylor, Randy Rye, Harry Lloyd Rye, James Homer Jaggers, Allen Poe, Larry Poe, Allen Roye and Clay Stegall.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday.


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