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Katherine Weaver

SAHUARITA, Ariz. - Katherine Reagh Weaver, 89, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, at her home. She was born Oct. 13, 1912, to Ivan Carl Reagh and Ona Maxie Reagh. She grew up in Sherman. She was a retired school teacher with 27 years of service. She served on the Sahuarita School Board for 10 years. She enjoyed needlepoint, and cooking for and entertaining family, friends and colleagues. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Endville Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Sims officiating. Burial will be in Endville Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Wallis W. Weaver of Sahuarita, Ariz.; a daughter, Virginia W. Juettner of Anchorage, Alaska; a son, Wallis W. Weaver Jr. of Willow Creek, Calif.; three grandchildren, Bonnie M. Juettner and Emma K. Juettner of Chicago, and John E. Juettner of Eagle River, Alaska.

The body will lie in state at the church 45 minutes before services.
 

Dennise L. Stockman

SARASOTA, Fla. - Dennise L. Stockman, 48, formerly of New Albany, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002. She was born Dec. 17, 1953, in Miami Beach, Fla. She lived in Orlando, Fla., before moving to Sarasota, Fla., in 1995. She was executive director of Cordia Commons in Bradenton, Fla. She was a member of Christian Business Women and Sarasota Baptist Church.

A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at Sarasota Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 23 years, Robert J. Stockman; two sons, Matthew W. Dishman and Devin M. of Sarasota, Fla.; her parents, George W. Dishman of Lorida, Fla., and Dolores Dishman of Winter Park, Fla.; a brother, George W. Dishman II of Friendswood, Texas; two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1750 17th St., Suite A, Sarasota FL 34234; or Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.

Thurston Merriman

HOUSTON - Thurston Eugene Merriman, 66, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born May 22, 1936, in Sardis to William Heney and Esther Pauline Merriman. He was a member of Amity Baptist Church and self-employed.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Southern Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jack Inmon officiating. Burial will be in Amity Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha M. Merriman; two sons, Randy Merriman and his wife, Suzanne, of Houston, and Jimmy Merriman and his wife, Teresa, of Covington, Tenn.; a daughter, Judy Voltz and her friend, Gary Spencer, of Ripley, Tenn.; three sisters, Atha Stacey of San Antonio, Texas, June Fowlks of Dewitt, Iowa, and Renda McCalligan of Monomy Falls, Wis.; a brother, William Merriman of Olive Branch; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Howard C. "Sonny" Merriman; and two sisters, Deretha Rogers and Christine Hardin.

Pallbearers will be Jim Pierce, James F. Gregory, David Tidwell, Wayne Gregory, Dwight Smith and Barry Dendy.

Honorary pallbearers will be James R. Gregory, Ronnie Williams, R.D. Williams, Tom Taylor, T.O. Martin, Henry Bullard and Barry Martin.
 

Lurell Powell

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Lurell Powell, 72, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at Park West Hospital. He was born Sept. 16, 1929, in Tupelo. He retired in 1991 after a long career as a subcontractor of carpet installation. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1949-1950.

A memorial service was held Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at Berry Funeral Home in Knoxville, Tenn.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Laverne; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Randy Balogh of Lebanon, Ohio, and Brenda and Hobbie Sealy of Montgomery, Ala.; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Julie Powell of Knoxville, Tenn.; two brothers, Fred and Jonathan of Tupelo; two sisters, Agnes Johnson and Mary Nell Farris of Tupelo; his grandchildren, Ginger Cronogue of Cordova, Tenn., Emily Sealy of Montgomery, Ala., and Joshua, Anna and Zachary Powell of Knoxville, Tenn.; a great-grandson, Jacob Cronogue of Cordova, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Claude and Maudie Mae Powell; three brothers, Bordo, Razzie and Ernest; and four sisters, Claudia, Azilee, Mattie Sue and Regina.
 

Edith Carson

IUKA - Edith Carson, 77, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was a member of Rocky Springs United Methodist Church and a former employee of Genesco Shoe Company. She enjoyed quilting.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Jennings officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, W.T. and Brenda Carson of Iuka, Charles and Linda Carson of Corinth, and Donald and Pam Carson of Cherokee, Ala.; a brother, Morris Pugh of Decatur, Ala.; two sisters, Louise Barton of Brewton, Ala., and Ola Wakefield of Double Springs, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Bruce Carson and his wife, Rebecca, of Florence, Ala., Neal Carson and his wife, Shannon, of Iuka, Jeff Carson and his wife, Dawn, of Hernando, Stacey Sitton and her husband, Scott, of Corinth, Alecia Marlar and her husband, Matt, of Memphis, Brooke Carson of Florence, Ala., and Chris Carson of Corinth; four great-grandchildren, Taylor Carson of Iuka, Hannah Sitton and Carson Sitton of Corinth, and Jordan Carson of Florence, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Carson, and an infant son, Royce Lee Carson.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Carson, Neal Carson, Jeff Carson, Chris Carson, Scott Sitton, Matt Marlar and Johnny Rhodes.
 

Judy McMillen

Judy Lynn McMillen, 41, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Clarence S. Walker

MT. PLEASANT - Clarence S. Walker, 78, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at his home. He was born April 2, 1924, in Memphis to Sterling and Jessie Darling Walker. He was a TV repairman and a member of Carey Chapel Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Carey Chapel Baptist Church with Bro. O.E. Langner and Bro. Robert Walker officiating. Burial will be in Carey Chapel Cemetery at Mt. Pleasant. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Carrie Walker of Mt. Pleasant; two daughters, Cheryl Mitchell of Mt. Pleasant and Sheila McDade of Memphis; three brothers, Walter Walker of Memphis, Marion Walker of Denver, Colo., and Robert Walker of Booneville; a sister, Katherine Lewis of Mt. Pleasant; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
 

Mildred Patrick

TIPLERSVILLE - Mildred White Patrick, 83, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at the Tippah County Nursing Home in Ripley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Tiplersville Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Minister Jerry Owen officiating. Burial will be in Tiplersville Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Karl D. Patrick of Tiplersville; three sisters, Marie W. Graves and her husband, Winston, of Utica, Mavis W. Bennett of Tiplersville, and Bette W. Rasco and her husband, Jim, of Arlington, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ned Patrick; her parents, Wilburn C. and Minnie Lindsey White; a sister, Naomi White; and two brothers, W.C. White and James White.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Thursday.

Memorials may be made to the Tiplersville Cemetery Fund, c/o Fred Moore, P.O. Box 36, Tiplersville MS 38764.
 

Gaston Ford

DRY CREEK - Gaston Ford, 75, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a long illness. He was a retired farmer, and a member and deacon of Concord Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of both World War II and the Korean War.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Concord Baptist Church with Bro. Robert Walker officiating. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Vera Olive Ford; two sons, Jackie Ford and his wife, Sandra, of New Albany, and Ricky Ford and his wife, LuAnne, of Booneville; a sister, Erma Prather of Booneville; a brother, Randolph Ford of Wiggins; seven grandchildren, Mark, Aaron, Lauren, Daniel, Suzanne, Ben and John Peter Ford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Jefferson and Evelena Huddleston Ford; two sisters, Lou Etta Bryant and Mae Bradford; and two brothers, Jessie and Troy Ford.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Crawford, T.C. Mauney, J.C. Prather, Mark Ford, Aaron Ford and Lyle Bullock.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until 1 p.m. Thursday.
 

J.R. McKibben Jr.

EUPORA - J.R. McKibben Jr., 44, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born July 18, 1958, in Choctaw County. He was an employee of the City of Eupora, and a member of Mt. Nebo Methodist Church in Choctaw County and the National Guard.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Nebo Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeep Pepper and Bro. James Vaughan officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Margie McKibben of Eupora; two daughters, Elisha Rose Newman and Elizabeth Ivy McKibben of Eupora; a son, J.R. "Sonny" McKibben III of Eupora; a sister, Cynthia Landrum of Ackerman; three brothers, Sullivan McKibben of Eupora, Sam McKibben of Ackerman and Willie McKibben of Gaithersburg, Md.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Charlie James

AMORY - Charlie Wesley James, 77, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 11, 1925. He was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church and a graduate of the Monroe County Training School. He was a former employee of Gilmore Puckett Lumber Company. He later worked for the City of Amory Water Department until his death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Marquette Rogers officiating and Evangelist Linda Rogers assisting. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery. Darden and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Orpha James of Amory; two sons, Bobby Barrentine and Willie Barrentine of Amory; six daughters, Tezzie Hampton White, Lillian Williams, Linda Faye Kantorski and Annette Barrentine, all of Amory, Marilyn Devonne Stacy of Memphis and Margie Jean Baker of Nettleton; three brothers, George Edward Darden of Amory, Doyle James of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Robert Bobby James of Cleveland, Ohio; three sisters, Ruth James Wax of Amory, Mary Sue Haynes of Detroit, Mich., and Mavis J. Chambliss of Jackson; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, John R. James, and his mother, Lula Darden James.

Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.
 

Chris Mills

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. - James Christopher "Chris" Mills, 30, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, at the Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born Sept. 27, 1971, in Huntsville, Ala. He was a 1989 graduate of J.M. Tate High School in Pensacola, Fla., and a 1997 graduate of the University of Southern Florida with a degree in chemical engineering. He had lived in Punxsutawney, Pa., since June 1997, and worked as quality control manager for Symco in Sykesville, Pa. He attended the Presbyterian Church in Punxsutawney.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Presbyterian Church in Punxsutawney, Pa., with the Rev. Kent E. Holmes officiating. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery in Summerville, Pa. Deeley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Jody Buffington Mills, whom he married Aug. 15, 1992; a daughter, Jordan Elisabeth Mills; his parents, James Anson and Emily McNeece Mills of Pensacola, Fla.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dr. Gary and Millie Buffington of Pensacola; his grandparents, Kathryn Buffington and Ellen Kerr of Punxsutawney, Pa., Lillie McNeece of Fulton, and Anson and Irene Mills of Cullman, Ala.; a brother-in-law, Gary Buffington III and his wife, Ronda, of Tampa, Fla.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Anson Mills.

Memorials may be made to the Chris Mills Playground Fund, c/o S&T Bank, Hampton Avenue, Punxsutawney PA 15767.
 

William Mann

BELMONT - William Henry Mann, 92, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at his home. He was a native of Mississippi. A retired teacher, he taught history and mathematics at several high schools in Alabama and Mississippi, and served as principal in several Mississippi schools. He was a member of Old Union Baptist Church and the Belmont Masonic Lodge. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He enjoyed farming and gardening.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Old Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Wellington officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Sue Bain and her husband, Billy, of Glen; three granddaughters, Kathy Ward and her husband, David, Vicki Davis, and LeAnn Tucker and her husband, Mike, all of Glen; six great-grandchildren, Billy Tucker, Kayleigh Tucker, Phillip Davis, Cari Davis, Rebecca Ward and Matthew Ward, all of Glen; nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Steve Cain, Phillip Cain, Jim Hargett, John Timbs, Jeff McCain and Mike Tucker.

Honorary pallbearers will be Travis Cain and L.C. Bridges.

Henry Swindle

Henry Murl Swindle, 53, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at his home after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 14, 1948, in Lee County to Chester and Betty Swindle. He was a Baptist. He had a long career as a floral designer. He was a former member of the Lee County Florist Association. He enjoyed antiques and interior design, and he had a booth at Jackie's Antiques for years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Hicks officiating. His cousin, Tina Swindle, will deliver the eulogy.

Survivors include his mother, Betty Swindle of Tupelo; a sister, Betty Rhodes and her husband, James, of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; a brother, James Swindle and his wife, Marilyn, of Tupelo; four nephews, Brian Swindle, Steven Swindle, David Rhodes and Robert Rhodes; a special cousin, Tina Swindle.

He was preceded in death by his father, Chester Swindle; and his grandparents, Earl and Middie Swindle, and Granville and Ada Wells.

Pallbearers will be Brian Swindle, Steven Swindle, David Rhodes, Robert Rhodes, Tom Swindle Jr. and Terry Caver.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Thursday.

Memorials may be made to the North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice, 600 W. Main St., Tupelo MS 38801; or St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1400 Clayton Ave., Tupelo MS 38804.
 

Tommy Murphy III

STARKVILLE - Carl Thomas Murphy III, 48, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at the Rolling Hills Developmental Center in Starkville after a long illness. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Starkville. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed attending games at Mississippi State University and spending time with his friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sammy Hardin officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include his parents, James L. and Joan Lamb Sanders of Tupelo; two brothers, Joseph Allen Sanders and his wife, Regina, of Houston, Texas, and Timothy Loyd Sanders and his wife, Kim, of Thaxton; three sisters, Lana Franks, Lisa Taylor and Mitzi Phillips, all of Tupelo; his grandmother, Ruby Murphy of Tupelo; his stepmother, Tobi Murphy; a special friend, Steve Holland.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Murphy Jr.; a sister, Jana Dell Sanders; his grandparents, Hazel and Joe Lamb, and Carl Thomas Murphy Sr.; and a stepbrother, Pete Murphy.

Pallbearers will be Josh Sanders, Paul Hardin, Ray Hill, Richard Bryant, Joe Hussey and Bobby Williams.

Roy Barnett will be an honorary pallbearer.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rolling Hills Developmental Center, 200 Womack Road, Starkville MS 39759.
 

Elzie Holcomb

Elzie Lee Shackelford Holcomb, 84, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. A lifelong resident of the Richmond community, she was born June 9, 1918, to Raymond and Lena Bacon Shackelford. She was a homemaker and a retired seamstress for Reed's Manufacturing in Tupelo. She was a member of the Palestine Baptist Church. She enjoyed visiting residents of the nursing homes, and she loved her family.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Nettleton with the Rev. Marvin Murphy and the Rev. Mike Brazeal officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Westmoreland and her husband, Joe, of Tupelo; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Holcomb of Nettleton; a son-in-law, Rex Thompson of Nettleton; five grandchildren, Joe Westmoreland Jr. and his wife, Pam, Kenneth Westmoreland and his wife, Vicki, Denise DuBois and her husband, Paul, Eric Westmoreland and his wife, Dale, and Jennifer Schlicht and her husband, Trey; 14 grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Birdell Holcomb; a son, James "Buddy" Holcomb; a daughter, Janet Thompson; her parents; and a brother, Zeke Shackelford.

Pallbearers will be Joe Westmoreland Jr., Kenneth Westmoreland, Eric Westmoreland, Paul DuBois, Jonathan Westmoreland and Cory DuBois.

Visitation will continue at the funeral home from 8:30 a.m. to service time today.

Don O. Spearman

PLANTERSVILLE - Don O. Spearman, 74, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at his daughter's home after a brief illness. He was a retired welfare director for Lee County. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a Methodist and a 32nd Degree Mason.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Rickey Pierce officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Latham and her husband, Billy, of Plantersville; two sons, Don "Butch" Spearman Jr. of Baton Rouge, La., and Kirk Spearman and his wife, Cindy, of Arab, Ala.; his mother, Annie Spearman of Baton Rouge; a sister, Mary Edwards of Baton Rouge; five grandchildren, Paul Spearman, Bill Latham, Kim Ellis, Lauren Spearman and Leah Spearman.

He was preceded in death by his father, Owen Spearman, and a son, Roland Spearman.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Goff, Paul Wood, Charles Sheffield, Lennell Luckett, Billy Shumpert and Glenell Weeks.
 

Mary Starling

MANTACHIE - Mary Lee Starling, 57, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at her home. She was born May 23, 1945, to Hershel and Mabel Burleson Bennett. She lived in Eggville before moving to Mantachie 20 years ago. She was a member of the Eggville Free Will Baptist Church. She enjoyed collecting antique dolls.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Castor Buse and Bro. Ben Hardin officiating. Burial will be in the Eggville Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Horace Starling of Mantachie; three sons, Gary Starling and his wife, Kathy, of Trussville, Ala., Tim Starling and his wife, Renae, of Mantachie, and Rodney Starling of Nettleton; her mother, Mabel Morgan of Eggville; a brother, Bobby Hardin of Eggville; four sisters, Pat Robbins of Eggville, Brenda Johnson of Tremont, Glenda Causey of Nettleton and Jaenette Cote of Las Vegas; six grandchildren, Ashley Starling and Kelsey Starling of Trussville, Ala., Minda Starling and Miranda Starling of Mantachie, and Jessica Starling and Todd Starling of Nettleton.

She was preceded in death by her father, Hershel Bennett; a brother, Tommy Hardin; and a grandchild, C.J. Starling.

Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to service time today.
 

Charles Jennings

Charles Murray Jennings, 51, died July 23, 2002, in Memphis. He was born April 11, 1951, in Brawley, Calif., and moved with his family to Pomona, Calif., in 1955. He graduated from Ganesha High School in June 1969. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam from 1969-1971. After his discharge, he trained as a pipeline welder and worked for local gas company contractors. He married in 1980 and moved first to Arkansas and then to Tupelo. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, boating, hunting and fishing.

Graveside services were Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at the Sequoia Lawn section of Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Calif.

Survivors include his father, Ray M. Jennings, and stepmother, Cynthia; a son, Ray Edward of Nettleton; a stepsister, Valerie Fox; a nephew, Scott Walker; a niece, Beth Neuenschwander; several aunts and cousins; a special friend, Gladys Roberts.

Obituaries for September 13, 2002

Elvira Vanlandingham

BRUCE - Elvira J. Vanlandingham, 82, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at her home. She was born Nov. 24, 1919, to Arthur Spratlin and Ester Stewart Spratlin. She was a former restaurant co-owner and cook, a child care provider and a member of the Bruce First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. The Rev. Chris Hall will officiate and Art Spratlin will deliver a eulogy. Burial will be in the Bruce Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann Ware of Bruce; four sisters, Earlene Barnes, Bonnie Bennett and Hortense McKelroy, all of Bruce, and Lois Young of Grenada; a brother, A.D. Spratlin of Bruce; three grandchildren, Robert Ware, Justin Ware and Jessica Ware; two great-grandchildren, Parker and Brooke Ware.

Pallbearers will be Parker Ware, John Kibble, John Benton Long, Josh Long and Matthew McDowell.
 

Mary Burns

DETROIT - Mary Hannon Burns, 73, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, in Detroit, Mich. She was the widow of James Burns.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Rest Cemetery with Bro. David Morton officiating. Burial will be in St. Rest Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Deloris Burns Griffin and her husband, Don; a brother, James Hannon and his wife, Latrice, of Corinth; a sister, Ora Gardner of Corinth.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon today at the funeral home.
 

Bubba Ford

MEMPHIS - John Edward "Bubba" Ford, 61, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He was formerly of Holly Springs. He was a self-employed construction worker and a member of Isaac Chapel CME Church of Byhalia.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Isom Chapel CME Church at Holly Springs with the Rev. Joe T. Lester officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Johnnie Ford of Douglasville, Ga., and Jacqueline Ford and Jennifer Denise Ford of Memphis; a sister, Olivia Jones of Victoria; a brother, Jasper Ford of Memphis; five grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday at the church. There will be viewing after the eulogy.

Ilean Pegues

HOLLY SPRINGS - Ilean Jeffries Pegues, 69, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a member of Calvin Chapel United Methodist Church of Holly Springs and a cook at the City Cafe in Holly Springs.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Asbury United Methodist Church in Holly Springs with the Rev. J. Michael Culbreth officiating. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Alice Johnson of Aurora, Ill., and Hattie Johnson, Patricia Jeffries and Rosie Jeffries Pegues, all of Holly Springs; a son, Dedrick Jeffries of Chicago; a brother, Gollie Jeffries Jr. of Holly Springs; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ricye Pegues; a son, Charles Jeffries; a sister, Ora Dawkins; and two brothers, Herman Jeffries and Marion Jeffries.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday at the church. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.
 

Nancy Chairs

HOLLY SPRINGS - Nancy Louise Coleman Chairs, 77, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, in Holly Springs. She was a member of Isom Chapel CME Church of Holly Springs and a member of the church usher board. She was a homemaker and retired farmer, and a member of the Hudsonville Community Homemakers Club. She was the widow of Hamer Chairs.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hudsonville CME Church at Holly Springs with the Rev. Joe T. Lester officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Delorie Stephen and Alice Coleman of Memphis; four stepdaughters, Annie Mae Chairs and Louise Coleman of Holly Springs, and Maxcine Archbell and Lorine Robinson of Chicago; four sons, Lonnie Coleman of Olive Branch, Chester Smith of Holly Springs, and Robert Coleman and Charles Smith of Memphis; a stepson, Ollie Chairs of Chicago; a sister, Minnie Mae Cox of Chicago; 23 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from noon to 12:55 p.m. Saturday at the church.
 

Iva C. Prude

Iva C. Prude, 89, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Big Hill United Methodist Church, where she was Benevolent secretary, a communion stewardess and a member of the UMW. She was a member of Victorian Court No. 68. She was a devoted wife and mother.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Big Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ever J. Burt and the Rev. Wallace Prude officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Grayson-Porter's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Zebedee Prude and his wife, Catherine, of Tupelo; three daughters, Canzella Smith, Mary Pulliam and her husband, the Rev. George Pulliam, and Sally Townsend, all of Tupelo; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Henrietta Green, Ceola Green and Viella McCoy, all of Pontotoc; an aunt, Elnora Lindsey of Detroit, Mich.; two sisters-in-law, Selma Lee Hunt and Hallase Isby of Chicago.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Prude Sr.; a son, Curtis Prude Jr.; a twin son; a set of triplets; a sister, Mae Katherine Walker; and a brother, Sim Castleberry.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.
 

Bobby Hall

MEMPHIS - Bobby Lee Hall, 65, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Silas G. Moffat Jr.

ATHENS - Silas G. Moffat Jr., 73, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at his home after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 10, 1928, in Monroe County to the late Silas G. Moffat Sr. and Cora Mitchell Moffat. He grew up in the Ackerswitch community and had lived in the Athens community for 16 years. He married Helen Mabry on Dec. 31, 1948, in Aberdeen. He worked as an electrician and a maintenance supervisor in the furniture industry until retiring. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He enjoyed working and family gatherings.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Jackey Laney and Bro. Jackie McNeese officiating. Burial will be in Greenbrier Cemetery in Becker.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Mabry Moffat of Athens; a son, Ricky S. Moffat and his wife, Darlene, of Amory; a daughter, Patricia Owen and her husband, Bryan, of Aberdeen; seven grandchildren, Kimberly Ray, Kerry Scott, Beth Brown, Traci Page, Alana Owen, Robbie Owen and Emilee Owen; nine great-grandchildren, Erik Ray, Hillary Ray, Taylor Scott, Tyler Scott, Morgan Brown, Cassie Brown, Brittany Brown, Mickolas Page and Hailey-Anna Page.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Linda Adams; a brother, John Moffat; and two sisters, Loreda Funderburk and Eria Little.

Pallbearers will be Harold Hathcock, Joe Redden, Jerry Roberts, Ed Moffett, Jason Brown, Gary Funderburk, Kenny Sanders and Boyd Duncan.

Visitation will continue at the funeral home until service time today.
 

Willie James Turner

Willie James Turner, 43, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was a member of New Lebanon M.B. Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher, and a member of the male choir, adult choir and Usher Board. He was an employee of Quaker Fabrics in Verona for 15 years. He was a 1978 graduate of Tupelo High School. He enjoyed fishing and playing basketball.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Spring Hill District Building in Tupelo with Pastor Billy Rainey officiating. Burial will be in Porter's Memorial Park. Grayson-Porter's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Celestine Turner of Tupelo; two sons, Tyrone Lawrence and Christopher Lawrence of Tupelo; two daughters, Solita Turner and Whitney Turner of Tupelo; a grandson, Isiah Lawrence of Verona; three sisters, Mary Gunn, Sue Hamilton, and Eire Young and her husband, the Rev. John Young; two brothers, Robert Turner and his wife, Brenda, and Rickey Turner and his wife, Rita, of Verona; his mother-in-law, Lucinda Newman of Crystal Springs; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, E.L. Turner and Susanna Lipsey Turner.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the Spring Hill District building one hour before services.
 

Luna Standifer

SMITHVILLE - Luna Irene Standifer, 83, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at her home. She was born in 1919. She was a faithful member of the West Amory Church of Christ until her health failed.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at West Amory Church of Christ with Bro. Johnny Standifer officiating. Burial will be in the New Chapel Cemetery at Fulton. Jackson Mortuary of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Jerrol Standifer and his wife, Betty, of Nashville, N.C., Johnny Standifer and his wife, Carolyn, of Houston, Texas, and Lawrence Standifer and his wife, Helen, of Fayetteville, N.C.; three daughters, Earline Brown and her husband, Porter, of Smithville, Earnestine Bass of Long Island, N.Y., and Veldria Kelly and her husband, Clarence, of Jamaica, N.Y.; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, both at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.
 

Paul Ivey

MILLPORT, Ala. - Paul Ivey, 54, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at his home. He was born Aug. 28, 1948, in Athens, Ala. He was a Baptist.

Services were Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at the Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, Ala., with Bro. Charles Wharton officiating. Burial was in the Gilmer Addition of the Sulligent City Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Suzie Mae Kellon of Texas; two brothers and a sister, all from Texas.

Charles M. Harris

MACON - Charles M. Harris, 40, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, in Macon. He was born Nov. 2, 1961, in Macon to Johnny B. and Ruby Glass Harris. He attended Noxubee County schools. He joined Mt. Moriah Baptist Church at an early age. He was married to Delois Gavins Harris. He was employed by Holcombe Tire Supply and Noxubee Tire Service. He was a loving father.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Macon with the Rev. Thomas Doss officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Carter's Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Charles and Walter Harris; his parents; two brothers, Edward Harris and his wife, Mary, and Willie Earl Harris and his wife, Juanita, all of Macon; two sisters, Mary Hill and her husband, Edward, and Norma Lighty of Newark, N.J.; three aunts, Bertha Harris, Bessie Harris and Bertha Pruitt, all of Macon; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.
 

Loretta Conlee

FULTON - Loretta Conlee, 76, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at the Daniel Health Complex. She was born Feb. 23, 1926, in Cambridge, Mass., to the late John Henry and Margaret Reynolds Driscoll. She was a retired seamstress and a member of the United Pentecostal Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the United Pentecostal Church in Richland with Bro. Brett Prince officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Memorial Park in Richland. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Chris Neely and his wife, Mary, of Fulton, and Paul Neely of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Laura Ann Neely and Melissa Ann Neely.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
 

Kelly Prestage

FULTON - Kelly Wade Prestage, 66, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born Aug. 21, 1936, to the late Gaddis and Marie Spradling Prestage. He was the co-founder of C&P NAPA Auto Parts Store that was founded in 1958. He was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church. He was a member of the church's Organization Committee and the chancel choir, and he was involved in the church's food pantry. He was a member of the Fulton Lions Club; a member and officer of the ICDC; and a charter member and lieutenant of the Fulton Volunteer Fire Department. He was the director of the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District and a charter director of the Tombigbee Bank and Trust. He was involved in the Camp Yocona Area Boy Scouts. He was the 1993 Itawamba County Good Citizen. He was recognized by the Army National Guard for patriotism during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1990. He was a dedicated fan of Itawamba County and Mississippi State University Athletics. He enjoyed spending time with his many friends, and helping in the community and at church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Fulton United Methodist Church with Dr. Roy McAlilly, the Rev. Ray Stokes and the Rev. Glyn Wiygul officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Garden. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Prestage of Fulton; two daughters, Kathy Herman and her husband, Mike, of Columbus, and Melanie Miller and her fiance, V.M. Cleveland, of Pontotoc; two sons, Chip Prestage and his wife, Sabrina, of Fulton, and Lee Prestage of Tupelo; six grandchildren, Chance and Noel Prestage, Ethan Flurry, Jessica and Alex Miller, and Abby Lee Prestage; a sister, Carolyn Chatham and her husband, James, of Fulton.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Crane, Jerry Wilburn, Tommy Kline, Dude Comer, Joe Cayson, Charlie Huffstatler, Carl Comer, Jack Creely, Ricky Steele, Don Holcomb, Eddie Drake and Larry Homan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Pate, Carson Cole, Jason Morrow, Barry Isminger and all the other "shoe clerks."

Visitation will continue from 7:30 a.m. to service time today.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fulton United Methodist Church Prestage Fund, 301 E. Main St., Fulton MS 38843.
 

Judy C. Barber

HOUSTON - Judy C. Barber, 51, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Carter's Mortuary Services of West Point. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.
 

Dellie Cleveland

FULTON - Dellie Cleveland died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at the Tishomingo Living Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton.

Ruby McGlon

OXFORD - Ruby McGlon, 88, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at the Graceland Care Center in Oxford. She was a native of Lafayette County. She was a homemaker and a member of East Providence M.B. Church. She was the widow of Haywood McGlon.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include five sisters, Mable Jones of Jackson, Tenn., Girtie Howard and Juanita Carothers of Erie, Pa., and Bernice Riley and Jeanette Robertson of Racine, Wis.; three brothers, Lloyd Martin of Taylor, Elihue Martin of Houston, Texas, and Apolis Martin of Racine, Wis.

Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. today.
 

Sterling Hill

GLEN - Sterling Marshall Hill, 47, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at his home. He was a general contractor and a Baptist.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial will be in Jerusalem Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Melinda Birmingham of Kingman, Ariz.; two sisters, Dorothy Lamb of Corinth and Alice Gamble of Memphis; a grandson, Charles Seth Birmingham.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.H. Hill.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to service time today.
 

Ruthie Jones

COLUMBUS - Ruthie May Jones, 91, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. She was a homemaker and a member of New El Bethel Baptist Church. She was the widow of William Arnold Jones.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at New El Bethel Baptist Church in Oxford with the Rev. Jimmy Sockwell and the Rev. Charles Keel officiating. Burial will be in New El Bethel Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Helen Wheeler of Columbus and Ruth Gandy of Paris; a son, Robby Ray Jones of Minter City; a sister, Ollie Harmon of Water Valley; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 2:30 to service time Saturday at the church.
 

Doris Hannah

SULLIGENT, Ala. - Doris Nell Akins Hannah, 57, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. She was born May 2, 1945, in Lincoln County, Tenn., to the late Clarance and Pearl Estell Akins. She was a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent with Bro. Mayo Woolbright officiating. Burial will be in Old Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Amy Howard and her husband, Danny Scott, of Amory, and Lisa Norris and her husband, Glenn Dixon, of Fayette, Ala.; two brothers, Roger Akins of Sulligent, Ala., and J.C. Akins of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; her best friend, Cat Honnoll of Caledonia; seven grandchildren, William Hannah, Jennifer Supsky and her husband, David, Stacy Norris, Danielle Howard, Terry Norris, Paige Norris and Travis Howard; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Chris Akins, David Akins, Alan Akins, Tim Spoons, Brian Urbans and Jim Wood.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Whitecar; the staff of 3 West; all the people of Golden Triangle Bingo; employees of One Stop; and William Hannah, James Pugh, David Smith and Glenn Hartley.
 

Jack Bennett

CHALYBEATE - Jack Bennett, 89, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of Chalybeate Baptist Church for 80 years and a Tippah County Election Commission member/chairman for 45 years. He was a distinguished U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Chalybeate Baptist Church with Dr. Jack B. Bennett officiating, and Dr. Bruce Ingram and Jimmy Howell assisting. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Chalybeate. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Jack Boyd Bennett and his wife, Rebecca Briscoe Bennett, of Chalybeate; three brothers, James Bennett of Memphis, David Bennett of Ashland and Joe Bennett Sr. of Aberdeen; a sister, Mary J. Bennett Wilkins of London, England; five nephews; four nieces.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolie Gertrude Boyd Bennett; his parents, Thomas Miles and Sarah Corinne Garrett Bennett; a sister, Eva Sue Bennett; and a brother, Dr. Thomas M. Bennett Jr.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to the Union Cemetery Trust Fund, 271 CR 276, Walnut MS 38683; or Briscoe-Bennett Scholarship Fund, Blue Mountain College, P.O. Box 160, Blue Mountain MS 38610.

Jack Y. Scott

Jack Young Scott, 74, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at his home in Tupelo after a brief illness. A native of Arizona, he was born Sept. 1, 1928, on the San Carlos Indian Reservation in Maricopa County, Ariz. He was a Chiricahua Apache (now known as White Mountain Apache). He moved to Mississippi in the 1930s and was reared as the son of Frank and Pauline Scott. After attending East Tupelo Schools, he entered the U.S. Marines. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Army. In 1963 he opened Trailer Equipment Inc.. He was instrumental in the design and development of the hi-cube furniture van which helped the North Mississippi area furniture industry to thrive. He served as an advisor to the Mexican government in the 1970s. In 1982 he started the Tupelo Automobile Auction. He was a Master Mason and a Baptist. He loved his family, was proud of his heritage, loyal to his friends and faithful to his Creator.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Gary Blair officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park with full Masonic rites.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Bette Davidson Scott of Tupelo; a son, Frank Y. Scott and his wife, Peggy, of Brewer; four grandchildren, Jacque Stanford and her husband, Dewayne, of Saltillo, Scott Parten and his wife, Misty, of Elgin, Texas, and Jon M. Scott and Tami Scott of Brewer; five great-grandchildren, Daniel Mabry, James Davis, Courtney Stanford, Brandon Stanford and Cameron Parten.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheryl, and his parents, Frank and Pauline Scott.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Danny L. Davis

Danny Lee "Buzzard" Davis, 49, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. A native and lifelong resident of Tupelo, he was born Aug. 8, 1953, to Clarence Benjamin Davis and Ruby Lanell Westmoreland Davis Beasley. He was a truck driver for many years and was employed with PeopLoungers. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Tupelo.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. David Westmoreland officiating. Burial will be in the Fellowship Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Jan Franks Davis of Tupelo; two daughters, Stacey Davis Swann and her husband, Jalon, of Tupelo, and Lindsay Davis of the home; his mother, Nell Beasley of Tupelo; a brother, Raymond Davis of Amory.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Russell, Mike Russell, Gerald Tutor, Craig Waddle, Reggie Russell and Mitch Hunter.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Robert Norris

KENOSHA, Wis. - Robert Norris, 64, formerly of Fulton, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, in Kenosha, Wis. He was born Dec. 28, 1938, in Grenada to the late Lonnie and Lourse Edna Thomas Norris. He was a painter by trade.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Sandy Springs Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sisters, Hazel Nichols and her husband, Bro. Waldo Nichols, of Fulton, and Maxine Martin and her husband, Aaron, of Dorsey; a brother, Chester Norris and his wife, Lanette, of Fulton.
 

Estel Stanton

NEW ALBANY - William Estel Stanton, 76, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born July 5, 1926, in Union County to the late William LeRoy Stanton and Viola Bullock Stanton. He was the retired manager of the Gibson Discount Center and a member of New Prospect Primitive Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a loving husband and father.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Robert Shettles and Bro. Steve Weaver officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Faye Hall Stanton; a daughter, Kathy Jaggers and her husband, Duane, of Pontotoc; five sons, Wayne Stanton and his wife, Anna, of Myrtle, Melvin Stanton of New Albany, Mike Stanton and his wife, Connie, and David Stanton and his wife, Sandra, all of Guntown, and Tim Stanton and his wife, Brenda, of Pinedale; three sisters, Vernie Murley of Memphis, Dorothy Jean Scott of Collierville, Tenn., and Louise Loden of New Albany; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Billie Ruth Carter.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Annie Stovall

WEST POINT - Annie Stovall died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at the Clay County Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Carter's Mortuary Service.

Betty Jo Spitson

GUIN, Ala. - Betty Jo Spitson, 74, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at the Carraway Medical Center in Birmingham. She was born in Rockford, Ill. She had lived in Guin, Ala., for the past 20 years. She was a Baptist.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Delehanty Funeral Home Chapel in Loves Park, Ill. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery. Norwood Funeral Home of Guin, Ala., is in charge of local arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Cathy Lawrence of Guin, Ala., Terri Pate and her husband, Michael, of Winfield, Ala., Darcy Spitson of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Sheila Peaslee and her husband, Roger, of Rockford, Ill.; two sons, Walter Spitson and his wife, Debbie, of Rockford, Ill., and Lloyd A. Spitson Jr. and his wife, Judy, of Roscoe, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Annette Kellems and Helen Smith of Rockford, Ill.
 

Hugh Allred

NEW ALBANY - Hugh Thomas "Hughbo" Allred, 91, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was born Nov. 25, 1910, in Union County to the late William Leland and Eliza Bishop Allred. He was a retired security guard for Laher's and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Rank Boyte and the Rev. Earl Farley Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Dessie Lee Allred of New Albany; three daughters, Ruth Russell of Pontotoc, Margie Adair of New Albany and Joyce Peters of Baldwyn; five sons, Bobby Allred, Randy Allred, Danny Allred, David Allred and Benny Allred, all of New Albany; 26 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Larry Allred.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Allred, Bradley Rhea, Brad Allred, Marty Baker, Greg Allred, Tony Shackelford, Timmy Clifton and Jason Allred.

Honorary pallbearers will be Butch Russell, Terry Russell, Jackie Russell, Adam Allred, Seth Allred, Lamont Cook and Phil Baker.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.


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