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CORINTH - Hughey Verden Hodum, 91, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at the Alcorn Health and Rehab. He was a retired farmer and a former bus driver for the Alcorn County School District. He enjoyed watching baseball, especially the Atlanta Braves, and watching wrestling.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pete Wooley and Josh Hodum officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Survivors include two sons, Charley Hodum and his wife, Karon, and Billy Ray Hodum and his wife, Pat, all of Corinth; two grandsons, Chuck Hodum and his wife, Karen, of Corinth, and Brad Hodum of Orlando, Fla.; a great-grandson, Nathan Hodum.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Jean Hudson Hodum; a son, Dean Hodum; and his parents, Richard and Lula Hodum.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Correction: The place of service for Doyle Richmond Alexander, whose
obituary was in Friday's Daily Journal, has been changed. Services will
be at 2 p.m. today at Friendship Baptist Church in Vardaman.
OXFORD - Clayene Sneed Crouch, 92, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at the Batesville Manor Nursing Home in Batesville. She was a homemaker and the widow of Walter Wade Crouch. She was a member of Oxford-University United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women's Circle. She was a member of the Oxford Garden Club.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford with the Rev. Marjorie Buckley officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery in Oxford.
Survivors include a son, Edward E. Crouch of Anchorage, Alaska; a sister, Sue Fenger of Oxford; a brother, Payne Sneed of Oxford; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Oxford-University United Methodist Church,
424 S. 10th St., Oxford MS 38655.
SOMERVILLE, Tenn. - Vivian Skelton Ashcraft, 91, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at Methodist Hospital-North in Memphis. She was a former resident of Burnsville.
Graveside services were Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at the Somerville City Cemetery with the Rev. Walter German officiating. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a son, James D. Ashcraft of Somerville, Tenn.; two sisters, Lorena Randle of Southaven and Ruth Lawson of Oakland, Tenn.; a brother, Glen Skelton of Baldwyn.
Memorials may be made to the Fayette County, Tenn., chapters of the
American Heart Association or the Cancer Society.
Ella Mae Alexander
NEW ALBANY - Ella Mae Alexander, 86, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born July 28, 1910, in Union County to the late Sam and Rena Mae Milam Bailey. She was a homemaker and a lifetime member of Neely Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her flower gardens. She was the widow of Hubert A. Alexander.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Kenny Adair and Dr. Robert Daniels officiating. Burial will be in Wallerville Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Evans of New Albany; a son, Jimmy Alexander of Tupelo; two sisters, Ruby Neely and Ora Lou Johnson of New Albany; a brother, James Bailey of New Albany; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.
HICKORY FLAT - Romer Joe Cox, 77, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. He was born March 26, 1925, in Hickory Flat to Romer and Effie Bumpas Cox. He was a logger and a member of Temperance Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Wilbanks officiating. Burial will be in Temperance Hill Cemetery in Potts Camp.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Cox of Hickory Flat; two sons, Joe B. Cox and Bobby Cox of Hickory Flat; three daughters, Faye Smith and Dr. Sharon Doran of Olive Branch, and Elaine Watkins of Hickory Flat; three stepdaughters, Lorraine Sanwangan, Sally Johnson and Beth Clapper, all of San Anselmo, Calif.; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marie Lawson.
Pallbearers will be Cooper Lawson, Jimmy Howell, Timmy Smith, Joey Cox, Gary Lawson, Joe Smith, Stephen Dodson and James "Spider" Cook.
Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Stanton, Frank Stanton, Harmon Mannon,
Larry Joyner and Jimmy Goolsby.
AMORY - Frances Conwill Harris, 81, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at her home in Hernando after a long illness. She was born Nov. 4, 1920, in Monroe County to David Alonzo and Ruby Estelle Sumner Conwill. She grew up in the Cason community and attended Monroe County schools. She lived in Cleveland and in Amory before moving to Hernando. She was employed as a cashier in the grocery business. She was a member of the Cason Baptist Church. She was a member and a past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed reading and needlework.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sammy McMillan officiating. Burial will be in the Carolina Cemetery in Itawamba County.
Survivors include a son, Glenn Harris and his wife, Jerre, of Hernando; two brothers, James Conwill of Birmingham and Charles M. Conwill of Amory; two sisters, Sarah C. Bratton and Doris Colvin of Amory; two grandchildren, Michelle Cranford and Andrea Kenney; a great-grandchild, Timothy Andrew Cranford.
She was preceded in death by her husband, M.T. Music Sr., in 1973; her parents; and three brothers, David, Harold and Walter Hays Conwill.
Pallbearers will be the deacons of Cason Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Cason Baptist Church Building Fund, 30018
Cason Road, Nettleton MS 38858.
BOONEVILLE - James Carroll Burchell, 73, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002,
at his home near Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced
later by Booneville Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today
at the funeral home.
CALHOUN CITY - Rafe "Whitey" Duelley, 74, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born April 5, 1928, in Perkins, W.Va. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Normantown, W.Va., with Elder Gary Moore officiating. Stump Funeral Home of Arnoldsburg, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of local arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Riker and her husband, Fred, of Dennison, Ohio, and Sandra Bach and her husband, Jeff, of West Portsmouth, Ohio; two sons, Ronald Duelley and his wife, Suzanne, of Minford, Ohio, and Richard Duelley and his wife, Pam, of Ashland, Ky.; a brother, Sherman Duelley of Clarksville, Tenn.; four sisters, Pauline Dobbins of Perkins, W.Va., Garnet Furby of Wooster, Ohio, Lois Rexroad of Ravenna, Ohio, and Meda "Doll" Mohr of Chapel, W.Va.; a close friend, Claudia Benson; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Daisy Duelley, and Mary Duelley, and three brothers.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday at Stump Funeral Home.
GUIN, Ala. - Herbert Allman, 62, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, in Lexington, Ky. He was born April 27, 1940, in Lamar County, Ala., to Evelyn Metcalfe and the late Mathais Allman. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a member of the Allman Chapel CME Church in Detroit, Ala., and a graduate of the Lamar County Training School. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and antique collector.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, Ala., with the Rev. Andre Evans officiating. Burial will be in the Allman Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Elouise Allman of Guin, Ala.; a son, Daniel Stewart of Guin, Ala.; two daughters, Elizabeth Allman Pruitt of Guin, Ala., and Gloria and Onnie Lee Willingham of Hamilton, Ala.; his mother, Evelyn Allman Jones of Guin, Ala.; five brothers, Council Allman of Staten Island, N.Y., Earnest and Ruby Allman of Florence, Ala., Daniel and Annette Allman of Jacksonville, Fla., Paul and Willetta Allman of Sulligent, Ala., and David and Tammy Allman of Memphis; a sister, Mary and Kenneth Alexander of Birmingham; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a special granddaughter, Natanya Gardner.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Marlon Allman.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
OKOLONA - H.L. "Doc" Fowler, 90, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at his
home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle
Funeral Home of Amory. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
NETTLETON - Peggy Fair, 51, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.
NEW ALBANY - Barbara Ann Pannell Forshea, 55, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born May 17, 1947, in Oxford. She was a homemaker and a member of Oak View Baptist Church, where she taught for many years. She was a dedicated wife, a loving mother and grandmother, and a dedicated servant of God.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Keownville Baptist Church with Bro. Charlie Ransier, Bro. Marvin Cox and Bro. Jimmy Russell officiating. Burial will be in Keownville Cemetery at New Albany. United Funeral Service Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, the Rev. Roy Forshea of New Albany; a daughter, Sherri Paseur and her husband, Bobby, of Ripley; her mother, Norma Pannell of New Albany; three brothers, Robert Pannell of Booneville, and Randy Pannell and Steve Pannell of New Albany; three grandchildren, Ashley Paseur, Christopher Paseur and Kaitlynn Paseur.
She was preceded in death by her father, Troy Pannell, and her grandparents.
Pallbearers will be Bro. Faron Ash, Bro. Howard Goolsby, Bro. Wade Carmichael, Bro. Tony Monk, Bro. Ronnie Barefield, Bro. Titus Tyler, Bro. Sammy Little and Bro. Terry Rodgers.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Oak View Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today. The body will lie in state
at the church from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Margaret Hudnall Nichols died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at Cedars Health Center after a long illness. She was born June 30, 1923, in Scooba to Lucille Adams Hudnall and Homer Graves Hudnall. She was a graduate of Mississippi State College for Women and later received her master's degree in home economics. She was the Lee County Extension home economist from 1947 until retiring in 1989. She was the recipient of the Florence Hall Award for Home Economics Professionals. She was a published author, writing a book on quilting. She also was the first woman candidate for mayor of Tupelo when she ran in 1989. She was the widow of former Tupelo Alderman James Theron "Nick" Nichols Sr., who died in 1978.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Forrest Sheffield and the Rev. McCoy Franklin officiating. Burial will be in White Zion Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, James Theron Nichols Jr. and his wife, Lisa DeFeo Nichols, of Tupelo; a daughter, Margaret Jane "Penny" Nichols of Tupelo; four sisters, Mary Jo Franklin of Hernando, Sandra Bounds and Amanda Gates of Macon, and Susie Ambelang of Des Moines, Iowa; three brothers, Homer Hudnall and Robert Hudnall of Memphis, and John C. Hudnall of Keedysville, Md.; five grandchildren, James T. "Trey" Nichols III, and twins Meagan and Lauren Nichols, all of Tupelo, James Joseph Turas and his wife, Maria, of Romeoville, Ill., and Mary Margaret Turas of Bridgeview, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her twin sister, Mildred Carlin; and a brother, Charles Hudnall.
Pallbearers will be James Riley Hunter, Riley Hunter, Rusty Benson, Rodney Rogers, Sid Holcomb and Tony Roper.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the North Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Center, South Madison Street, Tupelo MS 38801.
James N. Brown
James N. Brown, 80, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. A Tupelo native, he was born July 31, 1922, to the late Robert Langston Brown and Annie Irene Moore Brown. He was a 1940 graduate of Tupelo High School. He also attended Southwestern University in Memphis. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater. He was an employee of Cockrell Banana Company for more than 53 years. A longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church, he was a deacon, a member of the Adult-B Sunday School Class, and a former primary Sunday school teacher. He was a life member and past president of the Tupelo Lions Club. He was the recipient of the Edward Dalstrom Distinguished Service Award and a Melvin Jones Fellow, the club's highest honor bestowed upon a club member. He enjoyed woodworking, traveling and music.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Bryant Barnes and the Rev. Steve Hurt officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Iverson Brown of Tupelo; a sister, Helen Randle of Tupelo; a daughter-in-law, Sherry Brown Panchisin of Slidell, La.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pearlena White Brown; his second wife, Marie Huggins Brown; a son, Steve Brown; and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Aubrey Hays, J.R. Pegues, Curtis Cockrell, Fred Strange, Herb Freeman and Dr. Bob Foster Sr.
Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Cockrell Banana Company; the members of the Tupelo Lions Club; and the members of the Adult-B Sunday School Class.
Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. to service time today at the funeral
home on Jefferson Street.
BOONEVILLE - Garvin L. Laster, 79, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at
the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete
and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home. Visitation will
be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.