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Alva McCollum

COLUMBUS - Alva Raper McCollum, 105, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at Trinity Healthcare in Columbus. She was born Feb. 23, 1897, in Endville to Sam and Sarah Raper. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pontotoc.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Baldwin Funeral Home in Pontotoc with the Rev. Wade Allen officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Everette McCollum of Lenoir City, Tenn., J.D. McCollum of Memphis and Eugene McCollum of Terry; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Andrew McCollum, and a daughter, Cletus McCollum Bryant.

A closed casket visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
 

Virginia Whitehurst

IUKA - Virginia Whitehurst, 75, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was a member of Spring Hill United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwain Whitehurst officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Shelby Whitehurst of Iuka; two sons, Stanley Whitehurst of Killen, Ala., and Sidney Whitehurst of Knoxville, Tenn.; two brothers, Robert O. Dickerson of Memphis and Johnnie Frank Dickerson of Iuka; a sister, Joann Dickerson of Nashville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Angie Whitehurst of Birmingham, Sidney Whitehurst Jr. of Iuka, Carla Burns of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Jake Whitehurst of Fort Hood, Texas, and Rebecca and Caleb Whitehurst of Killen, Ala.; three great-grandchildren, Reese Whitehurst of Iuka, and Nathan and Andrew Burns of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Visitation will continue until service time today.
 

Dale Hudson

BURNSVILLE - Richard Dale Hudson, 33, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at his home. He was an employee of Milligan Ready Mix.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Janice Milligan of Burnsville; a brother, Robert Hudson of Iuka; his grandparents, Jewel Braddock of Burnsville and Grady Hudson of Iuka; a nephew, Jesse Allison; a niece, Judy Allison; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny E. Hudson.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

Tobe Buchanan

SHANNON - Tobe V. Buchanan, 55, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at his home in Shannon. He was a member of Johnson Chapel M.B. Church, where he was treasurer of the Brotherhood and a member of the Usher Board and the male choir. He was an employee of Super Sagless and Leggett & Platt for 35 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Chapel M.B. Church at Shannon. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Verlean Buchanan of Shannon; two stepdaughters, Alicia McCoy and her husband, Rodney, and Shonda Smith, all of Shannon; two stepsons, Kelsey Smith of Tupelo and Rodrick Smith of Shannon; five stepgrandchildren, Derionta, Jamarkus, Adrian, Ferrod and Kelsiana; three sisters, Willie Mae Buchanan and Shirley Dennis of Tupelo, and Beatrice Buchanan of Verona; five brothers, Elbert Buchanan Sr. and his wife, Katie, and Irey Gene Buchanan, all of Tupelo, Louis Buchanan of Columbus, and Corsit Lee Buchanan and Eddie T. Buchanan of Shannon; an aunt, Tillie Lou Givihan of Beloit, Wis.; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Odis Jones of Shannon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Buchanan Sr., and a brother, Charlie Buchanan Jr.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today, both at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services.
 

James H. Browning

BATESVILLE - James H. "Scrubby" Browning, 51, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at his home in Batesville. He was born Sept. 16, 1950, in Panola County to Gaither Curtis and Lois Johnson Browning. He was retired after 20 years as a water treatment technician for the City of Batesville and had been with Tri-State Pest Control for two years. He was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Shady Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Tribble and Sammy Lansdell officiating. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa M. Browning of Batesville; two sons, Timothy J. Browning and his wife, Kerri, and Keith A. Browning, all of Batesville; two stepsons, Scott Brewer of Cascilla and Jeffrey Brewer of Batesville; his mother, Lois Johnson Browning of Batesville; six sisters, Betty Jean Manning and her husband, Ray, of Batesville, Bessie Marie Scruggs and her husband, Billy, of West Point, Sarah Graham and her husband, John, of Dorsey, Ila Mae Clark and her husband, Billy, of Tupelo, Margie Dale Harris and her husband, Roy, of Oxford, and Alma Lansdell and her husband, Sammy, of Saltillo; two brothers, Charles David Browning and his wife, Johnnie, of Ecru, and Gaither Douglas Browning and his wife, Janice, of Batesville; three stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gaither Curtis Browning, and a brother, Billy Wayne Browning.

Memorials may be made to the Shady Grove Cemetery Fund.
 

Destiny Thrasher

RIENZI - Destiny Michelle Thrasher, stillborn infant, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Wheeler Grove Cemetery with Bro. Karl Mills officiating. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her parents, Johnny Dewayne and Katrina Michelle Shinar Thrasher of Rienzi; her grandparents, Peggy Shinar of Corinth, and Tina and Marcus Thrasher of Rienzi; her great-grandparents, Marjorie Kelley of California, and Tina and Jerry Burns of Rienzi; three aunts, Christy Shinar of Corinth, Marjorie Shinar of California and Audrey Stockton of Pisgah; eight uncles, Shawn Shinar, Shannon Shinar, Shane Shinar and Harley Shinar, all of Corinth, Johnny Shinar Jr. of California, Mark Thrasher of Booneville, Nicholas Thrasher of Rienzi and Jason Stockton of Pisgah; a cousin, Caitlin Stockton of Pisgah; aunts, uncles and other cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Johnny Shinar; her great-grandparents, Jessie and Grady Parker, Delbert Shinar, and Lela Mae and Dalton Thrasher.
 

Kenneth Floyd

BOONEVILLE - Kenneth Eugene Floyd Sr., 62, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at his home in Booneville. He was born Aug. 7, 1940, in Booneville to Roy Clifton Floyd and Bessie Pharr Floyd. He was a member of the Booneville Church of Christ. He served in the Army National Guard during the Vietnam War. A timber cutter for much of his working life, he also worked for the Mississippi Highway Department for about 10 years and owned a sawmill for about five years. He was a farmer, growing primarily cattle, sorghum and watermelons. He was a philosopher and a master storyteller. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Sean Weaver and Tony Brown officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Googe Floyd, whom he married Aug. 30, 1963; a son, Kenneth E. Floyd II of Booneville; two daughters, Molly Hodge and her husband, Stewart, of Booneville, and Melanie Iskander and her husband, Henein, of Forrest City, Ark.; his mother; a brother, Gayle Floyd of Booneville; a sister, Bettie Jo Hill of Booneville; two grandchildren, Lauren and Natalie Iskander; three special children, Reed, Stormy and Destin; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Jefferson Floyd; his father; a brother, Boyd Floyd; and an infant brother, Roy Clifton Floyd.

Pallbearers will be James Melvin, Russell Burdette, Joe McCarter, Tommy Shields, Ronnie Lindley and Tommy Sanders.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-1942.
 

Ruth Nunley

TISHOMINGO - Ruth Virginia Nunley, 70, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a native of Alabama and a homemaker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Boyce Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Tishomingo City Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Patricia Foster and her husband, Billy, of Tishomingo, Peggy Moran of Tupelo, Betty Walton and her husband, Mike, of Tremont, and Sandra Grubbs of Fulton; two sons, Dexter Nunley Jr. and his wife, Barbara, of Mantachie, and David Nunley and his wife, Libby, of Saltillo; seven sisters, Faye Whitehead of Belmont, Dorothy Magness, Judy Hood, Bonnie Adams, Carolyn Sparks and Linda Cox, all of Fulton, and Janice Gasaway of Mantachie; a brother, Julius Gasaway of Fulton; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dexter Nunley, and two sons, Tom Nunley and Donnie Nunley.

Pallbearers will be Michael Walton, Micky Walton, Tommy Moran, Chris Senter, Tommy Whitehead and Elton Nunley.
 

Mary Parrish

VINA, Ala. - Mary Lee Parrish, 69, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at the Red Bay Hospital. She was a native of Alabama. She was a homemaker, and a member of Vina Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 1.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with the Rev. Jerry Reeder officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include three daughters, Deborah Lassiter and her husband, Kim, of Louisville, Ky., Gayle Sparks of Burlington, Vt., and Nelda Howell and her husband, James, of Golden; two sons, Elliott Parrish and his wife, Donna, of Belmont and Bryan Parrish of Huntsville, Ala.; a sister, Nelda Sue Medor of Burlington, Vt.; four grandchildren, Tracy Garner of Vina, Ala., Amanda Rosenburg of Red Bay, Ala., and Christopher Howell and Michael Howell of Golden; three great-grandchildren, Tanner Garner, Hannah Garner and Lela Garner, all of Vina, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Frank Parrish, and a brother, John Morris Elliott.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Howell, Michael Howell, Jason Rosenburg, Robby Garner, John Medor and Terry Parrish.
 

Charles Leach

BOONEVILLE - Charles Ray Leach, 45, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel in Corinth.

Madie Lowe

AMORY - Madie Lou Whitaker Easter Lowe, 77, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory after a long illness. She was born Jan. 24, 1925, in Monroe County to Leonard Andrew and Mae Ball Whitaker. She grew up in the Quincy and Greenwood Springs areas, and attended Greenwood Springs School. She was a retired seamstress, and the owner and operator of Madie's Flowers. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, where she was active in the WMU. She enjoyed fishing and painting. She married Buford Lee Easter; he preceded her in death in March 1976. She married William "Bill" Lowe; he preceded her in death in October 1985.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Tim McMillan and Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will be in Lann Cemetery in the Splunge community.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Lee Easter Guyton of Nettleton, and Janice Mae Easter Ray and her husband, Tommy, of Amory; a stepson, Jim Lowe and his wife, Rita, of Michigan; a stepdaughter, Norma Atkinson and her husband, Pete, of Amory; a brother, Connie Ray Whitaker and his wife, Ina, of Vernon, Ala.; a sister, Aline Whitaker Earnest and her husband, Denver, of Amory; four grandchildren, Tommy D. Ray and his wife, Audrey, and Tina Ray Meredith and her husband, Don, all of Amory, and Ottis Ray Guyton Jr. and his wife, Kim, and James Buford Guyton, all of Nettleton; 12 stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 21 stepgreat-grandchildren; five stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; a brother, Tommie Eugene Whitaker; and a son-in-law, Ottis Ray Guyton.

Pallbearers will be Greg Kimbrough, George Lee Monaghan, Kevin Kimbrough, Mike Vandiver, Thomas Stafford, Allen Hughes, J.B. Monaghan and Donald Kimbrough.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Ladies Sunday School Class at New Hope Baptist Church.

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

Thelma Yeager

CORINTH - Thelma Rosetta Woody Yeager, 96, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a licensed realtor and notary public. She enjoyed cooking and visiting the elderly, and loved her family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, James Paul Yeager Jr. and his wife, Ann, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and retired Col. William Morris Yeager and his wife, Mary Margaret, of Jackson; a daughter, Peggy Yeager Whitehurst and her husband, Bill, of Corinth; six grandchildren, Debbie Stambaugh, Paul Frank Yeager, Sue Allen Tate, Amy Smith, Bobby Whitehurst and Betty Ann Coggin; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jessie Parker Woody; her mother, Allie Cupples Woody; and a brother, Wayne Woody.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
 

Barbara Huddleston

Barbara Ann Huddleston, 28, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter's Mortuary.

Obituaries for Sept. 4, 2002

Connie Patterson

SLATE SPRINGS - Connie Dorcus West Patterson, 93, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was born Dec. 1, 1908, in Calhoun County. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethany Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Jim Vance and the Rev. Bernette Fielder officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathryn Langston of Calhoun City, Sara House of West Memphis, Ark., and Ann Porch of Lakeland, Tenn.; a son, Winfred Patterson of Calhoun City; her caregiver, Nancy Crutchfield; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Irby Patterson; her parents, Willie West and Lois Shaw West; a sister, Clara Lunceford; two brothers, Jerome West and Everett West; and a great-great-grandchild, Hope Dowdle.

Pallbearers will be Sidney Langston, James Irby Patterson, Chris Patterson, Randy House, Jeff House and Mike Porch.

Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy House, Danny Miller, Willie Jobe West, Henry Green West, Frankie West, Charles Johnson, Bill Legier, John Dowdle and Doug Crutchfield.

Memorials may be made to the Bethany Baptist Church or a charity of the donor's choice.
 

Loyce B. Graham

HURRICANE - Loyce B. "Pud" Graham, 78, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at her home. She was a retired bookkeeper and co-owner of T.J. Hale Gin Company. She was an active member of the Hurricane Baptist Church and the Dorcus Ladies Sunday School Class. She attended the annual church Bible conference.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Hurricane Baptist Church with Bro. Kevin Merritt and Bro. Doug Jones officiating. Burial will be in Sand Springs Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Ecru is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Freida Browning and her husband, Don, of Hurricane; two sisters, her twin, Floyce Long of Memphis, and Polly Montgomery of Hurricane; two grandchildren, Caroline Browning and Guide Browning.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reno "Shorty" Graham; her parents, Vance L. and Maudie Hale Brandon; and a sister, Minnie "Pete" Hicks.

Pallbearers will be Chipper Hicks, Bradley Montgomery, Shane Montgomery, Ricky Williams, Graden Hooker, Chad Cummings, Cade Hooker and Tim Hicks.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.
 

Ruth Harling

BOONEVILLE - Ruth L. Harling, 72, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

Harvie Briggs

BOONEVILLE - Harvie Anderson Briggs died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at the West Tennessee Skilled Nursing Facility in Jackson, Tenn. He was born Aug. 17, 1925, in Corinth to Kelsey and Callie Johnson Briggs. He was a retired cemetery employee. He enjoyed working in his yard and collecting coins, especially silver dollars.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Roy Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Willa Dean Briggs; two sons, Danny Briggs and his wife, Lisa, of Selmer, Tenn., and Jimmy Briggs and his wife, Ann, of Brandon; a daughter, Lula Ellsworth and her husband, Donald, of Selmer, Tenn.; two brothers, Edward Briggs and his wife, Louise, of Corinth and Leo Briggs of Tupelo; a sister, Dorothy Briggs of Baldwyn; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Debra King and Linda Kay Vandever of Springfield, Tenn.; two stepgrandsons; two stepgranddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Effie Briggs.

Pallbearers will be David Blankenship, Donald Ellsworth Jr., Kenneth Briggs, Mike Goodwin, Donald Lambert and Kevin Loland.

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

W.C. Newby

RIPLEY - William F. "W.C." Newby, 70, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was retired from Burlington Northern Railroad after 26 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict and a member of West Ripley Baptist Church. He enjoyed camping, fishing and bowling.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Baker and Bro. Ron Norvell officiating. Burial will be in Criswell Cemetery in Ripley.

Survivors include his wife, Kathern Newby of Ripley; two daughters, Kathy Busch and her husband, Joe, of St. Charles, Ill., and Patricia Morch and her husband, Are, of Davie, Fla.; a sister, Ophelia Stapleton of Texas; six grandchildren, Scott, Katie, Stacey, Mark, Ryan and Christopher.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Jane Britt Newby; six brothers; and four sisters.

Pallbearers will be Roy Newby, Cody Childress, Wesley Newby, Terry Saine, Nicky Newby, Ricky Newby, Richard Bridges and Terry Bridges.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-1942.
 

Loyce Woodley

IUKA - Loyce Skinner Woodley, 83, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at Gulfport Memorial Hospital. She was a resident of Gulfport and a former resident of Iuka. She was an active member of the Gulfport Baptist Church. She was a Sunday school teacher for 30 years and served as president of the Women's Missionary Union several times. She also served as president of the PTA twice. She was a graduate of Iuka High School. She was the widow of Lamar Woodley Sr.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Maroon officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Lamar "Butch" Woodley Jr. of Hixson, Tenn.; a daughter, Barbara Byard of Collierville, Tenn.; a brother, Milam Skinner of Iuka; a sister, Dee Massey of Iuka; three grandchildren, Tracy Coombs, Kelly Maupin and Nicholas Woodley; three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Kyle and Shelby Coombs.

Pallbearers will be Tom Bishop, Billy Paul Skinner, Robert Dean Hubbard, Eugene Bonds, Bobby Skinner and James Bishop.

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

Louise Berry

WATER VALLEY - Louise Berry, 94, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at Graceland Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Water Valley.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Water Valley. Burial will be in the Sparta Cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a stepson, Curtis Berry of Water Valley; four sisters, Stella Mae Bell of Oxford, Virginia Dyson of Amory, Dorothy Simpson of Bartlett, Tenn., and Inez Crumby of Tupelo; a half brother, Raymond Hughes; three stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; one stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Andrew Berry and Clyde Head, and a brother, Earnest Hayles.
 

Troy Daniel

BALDWYN - Troy L. Daniel, 81, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.

Laura McFerrin

MANTACHIE - Laura Faye McFerrin, 63, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born Nov. 13, 1938, to the late Clayborn Cooley and Velora Beene Cooley. She was a 1956 graduate of Mantachie High School, where she was a standout basketball player. She was a member of Lakeland Baptist Church, where she served as organist, treasurer, music director and in other capacities as needed. Active in her community, she and her family were known for their singing at church activities and local television stations, and at funerals for family and friends. She was the music director at Mantachie Baptist Church for many years. She was active in the Itawamba County Women's Christian Association, where she was the song director. She was a charter member of the Mantachie Pilot Club, serving as second vice president. She was a former employee of BancorpSouth and a current employee of AmSouth Bank. She was known for her community service, visiting and caring for others, and caring for her family and friends who depended upon her for spiritual guidance and friendship.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Lakeland Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Manley, Bro. Grady Davidson and Bro. Danny Rushing officiating. Burial will be in the Mantachie Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, John H. McFerrin of Mantachie; three sons, Brad McFerrin and his wife, Lynn, Rod McFerrin and his wife, Renea, and John Boy McFerrin and his wife, Amanda, all of Mantachie; two sisters, Ruth Perry of Tupelo, and Doris Davidson and her husband, Bro. Grady Davidson, of Fulton; three brothers, Bill Cooley and his wife, Hazel, of Fort Wayne, Ind., Frankie Cooley and his wife, Doris, of Eggville, and Darrell Cooley and his wife, Sandra, of Mantachie; four grandchildren, Hillary McFerrin, Hannah McFerrin, Regan McFerrin and John Taylor McFerrin.

Pallbearers will be Bill Donald, Nathan Cooley, Kevin Riley, Mark Jones, Joe Lee Camp, Jackie McFerrin and Dare Cooley.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 9 p.m. today at Lakeland Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lakeland Baptist Church Building Fund, 5719 River Road, Mantachie MS 38855.
 

Jettie G. Choat

DENNIS - Jettie G. Choat, 83, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at her home. She was a native of Alabama. She was a homemaker and a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. William McClellon and James Segars officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Red Bay, Ala.

Survivors include two sons, Edward Wayne Choat and his wife, Kaye, of Thomasville, Ga., and Jerry D. Choat of Sunrise, Fla.; a sister, Francis Lovett of North Augusta, S.C.; a brother, Kenneth Clingan of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a son-in-law, Edsel Puckett of Fulton; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Vance Choat, in 1990 and a daughter, Lois Lorene Puckett.

Pallbearers will be David Choat, Jeffrey Choat, Barry Segars, Ricky Pike, Josh Bostick and Jeff Gresham.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Camilla Webb

OXFORD - Camilla Vowell Webb, 86, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at her home in Oxford. A former resident of Water Valley, she was active in the Water Valley First Baptist Church, where she was superintendent of the church nursery for 23 years. She was a resident of Azalea Gardens Retirement Community in Oxford, where she was active in various Bible study groups and the Residents Council and served as chairman of the Azalea Gardens Welcoming Committee. She was a homemaker and the retired co-owner of Webb's Drug Store in Water Valley.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Water Valley.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Mahlon Webb of Oxford; three daughters, Camille Lynch of Huntsville, Ala., Lucretia Tillman of Oxford and Sue Lee of Birmingham; two sisters, Agnita Ballenger of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Juanita Smith of Carthage; 10 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Nursery Fund at the First Baptist Church of Water Valley, P.O. Box 1472, Water Valley MS 38965.

Pete Jacobs

CORINTH - Kenneth Peter "Pete" Jacobs, 45, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. He was born Nov. 2, 1956, to Robert Fredrick and Georgina Manuel Jacobs. He was a truck driver.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Stephen Howell officiating.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth "Pete" Jacobs Jr. of Rayville, La.; a daughter, Sara Elizabeth Jacobs of Rayville, La.; his fiancee, Regina Stephens of Corinth; a brother, Robert Jacobs and his wife, Sarah, of Bel Air, Md.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday.
 

Early Miller

GUNTOWN - Early D. Miller, 54, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was a Baptist minister and a member of Victory Baptist Church in Guntown.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Johnny Hatcher and Bro. David Rock officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery in Nettleton.

Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Connie Robbins Miller of Alpine; his mother, Lila Tomlin of Nettleton; four daughters, Vanessa Lewis and her husband, Ricky, of Tupelo, Tammy Pitts of Shannon, Tina Clayton and her husband, Eddie, of Nettleton, and Gloria Hess and her husband, Steve, of Alpine; a son, Jeff Mask of Shannon; two sisters, Faye Moffat of Amory and Doris Miller of Nettleton; three brothers, Durley Miller and David Tomlin of Nettleton, and Charles G. Tomlin of Smithville; 14 grandchildren, Chasaty Dillard, Jerry Dillard, Bobby Lewis, Brandon Clayton, Christy Clayton, Steven Clayton, Katie Clayton, Timothy Clayton, Drew Rodgers, Kellie Rodgers, Brittney Pitts, Ashley Hess, John Mask and James Clay Mask.

Pallbearers will be David Sanders, Chris Floyd, Thomas Flanagin, Terry Myhand, Danny Phillips and Steve Hess.
 

Clinthia Richards

CHICAGO - Clinthia Richards, 71, formerly of Ashland, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, at Alden Prince Nursing Home in Chicago. She was a retired employee of the Sweet Heart Cup Inc. in Chicago and a member of Samuel Chapel M.B. Church in Ashland.

Graveside services will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Samuel Chapel Cemetery in Ashland. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sisters, Allen Carpenter and Veolia Parker of Chicago, and Mona Harris of Memphis; a brother, Bishop Allen T. Richards of Ashland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Hardy; four brothers, Andrew "Jack" Richards, Booker T. Richards, James Richards and Frank Richards; and a sister, Grace Richards.

The family hour will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
 

Lovie Dickerson

Lovie Dickerson, 66, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton.
 

Agnes Willard

MANTACHIE - Agnes Willard, 68, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at her daughter's home in Mantachie. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.


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