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Bell

ROLLING FORK — Funeral arrangements for Jessie Bell Sr., 83, of Rolling Fork are pending at Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork. He died Feb. 4, 2003, at Sharkey Issaquena Hospital, Rolling Fork.

Blandon

BELZONI — Funeral services for Irving L. Blandon, 66, of Belzoni will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home chapel, Belzoni. He died of heart failure Feb. 1, 2003, at his home. Burial will be in Watson Chapel Cemetery, Belzoni.

Elder Johnny Lee Smith will officiate.

Carter

SHAW — Funeral arrangements for Mack Carter Sr., 91, of Shaw are pending at Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Feb. 3, 2003, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland.

Finklea

LELAND — Funeral services for Ella Williams Davidson Finklea, 84, of Leland, a retired secretary, will be Friday at 3 p.m. at Boone Funeral Home, Leland. She died of heart failure Feb. 3, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Leland-Stoneville Cemetery, Stoneville.

She was born in Cave City, Ark., and moved to Leland, Miss., at an early age with her parents. She graduated from Leland High School and attended Mississippi Delta Community College. She married Jimmie C. Finklea in 1939 and was employed with Finklea Brothers as an agricultural aviation secretary for many years. She later was employed with a local hotel as a secretarial clerk until her retirement in 1992. She was a member of Parkview Baptist Church in Leland. She was well loved by many friends and will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1960, two sisters and four brothers.

Survivors include one daughter, Mona Lisa Weeks (Sammy) of Leland; two sons, James D. Finklea (Kathryn) of Beaumont, Texas, and William Irby Finklea (Laura Jean) of Dallas; one sister, Annie Hill Finklea of Harrison, Ark.; a former sister-in-law, Bonita Finklea of Leland; one granddaughter, Nona Lea Finklea (Michael) of Dallas; four grandsons, William Curtis Finklea (Lynn) of Greenville, James David Finklea of Galveston, Texas, and Samuel "Duke" Weeks and Alvin Carleton Weeks (Tiffany), both of Leland; three great-grandsons, David "Bubbie" Finklea, Curtis Michael Finklea and Shelby Lynn Finklea, all of Greenville.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Boone Funeral Home, Leland.

Morris

SUNFLOWER PLANTATION— Funeral services for Estelle Morris, 85, of Sunflower Plantation will be today at 10:30 a.m. at Williams & Lord Funeral Home, Ruleville. She died Feb. 2, 2003, at Hospice Ministries, Ridgeland. Burial will be in Drew Cemetery, Drew.

Mrs. Morris was retired from Baxter Lab of Cleveland, with 25 years of perfect attendance. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church and was a resident of Sunflower Plantation since 1941.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rayford H. Morris, and one son, J.C. Morris.

Survivors include four sons, Pat Morris of Fort Worth, Texas, Bobby Morris of Cleveland, Ralph Morris of Rough and Ready, Calif., and Phillip Morris of Greenville; two daughters, Mrs. Donnis Ingram of Jackson and Mrs. Laverne Miller of Clinton; one brother, Milton S. Cullum of Greenville; 19 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Mark Hinson and the Rev. Thomas Bruce will officiate.

Peaches

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Henrietta Wade "Pig" Peaches, 30, of Greenville are pending at Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Feb. 2, 2003, at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.

Perry

GRENADA — Funeral services for Janie Elizabeth Huddleston Perry, 65, of Grenada were Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Garner-Harper Funeral Home chapel, Grenada. She died of heart failure Feb. 2, 2003, at Grenada Living Center, Grenada. Burial will be in Drew Cemetery, Drew.

Survivors include two sons, Calvin Mullins of Water Valley and Richard Criddle of Grenada; six grandchildren; and two brothers, George Huddleston Jr. of Lake Village, Ark., and James Huddleston of Grenada.

The Rev. Raymond Aven officiated.

Richardson

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Marie Hall "Sis" Richardson, 78, of Greenville are pending at Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Feb. 4, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.

Walls

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Mary Ann Walls, 48, of Greenville are pending at Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork. She died Feb. 3, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.

Loggins

GREENVILLE -- Funeral arrangements for Marie Loggins, 51, of Greenville are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died June 8, 2003, at The King's Daughters Hospital, Greenville.

Simpson

WAYSIDE -- Funeral services for Jimmy L. Simpson Sr., 63, of Wayside will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mortimer Funeral Home, Greenville. He died June 6, 2003.

Mr. Simpson had a long (30+ years) and successful career as a conservation agent in Washington County with the Mississippi Game and Fish Commission, now called the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. He was selected the Outstanding Officer in 1982 by the Southeastern Game and Fish commissioners. Mr. Simpson was also a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard, 2nd Battalion, 198th Armor. He was called for active duty during Operation Desert Storm. He obtained the rank of sergeant first class before retiring in 2000.

Mr. Simpson was born on Jan. 24, 1940, in Sunflower County. He graduated from Riverside High School in 1952. After high school, he joined the United States Army and was stationed in Alaska. He later married Betty Jo "BJ" Ramsey on Dec. 16, 1966, and resided in Wayside. Mr. Simpson became a member of the Local 626 Union of Operating Engineers out of Jackson, and worked on pipelines throughout the South.

Mr. Simpson was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy "Sunshine" Simpson Jr. He was also preceded in death by his father, James Simpson; his mother, Willie Mae (McAlpine) Simpson; and his brothers, James Richard Simpson and Mack Simpson. 

Mr. Simpson is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Simpson of Wayside. Other survivors include three brothers, Bilbo Simpson, Frank Simpson and Jack Simpson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Arthur Scott.

Pallbearers will be fellow conservation officers Mr. Jack Smith, Mr. Bill Brace, Mr' Robert Neely, Mr. Sammy Fisher, Mr. Billy Lloyd and Mr. Robert Taylor.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mortimer Funeral Home.

Simzak

GREENVILLE -- Funeral arrangements for Richard Simzak, 35, of Greenville are pending at Smith Funeral Home, Greenville. He died June 7, 2003, of injuries sustained in an automobile crash in Chicot County, Ark.

Tharp

GREENVILLE -- Funeral services for Wayne Tharp, 53, a plumber and riverboat worker of Greenville will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home, Greenville. He died June 7, 2003, of heart failure at his home. Burial will be at Roundaway Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Tharp was born Aug. 15, 1949, at Indianola, Miss., to Jack and Mable Tharp. He moved to Greenville at an early age with his family, where he has been a life-long resident. He attended Greenville public schools. He was employed for 20 years on riverboats and also worked as a plumber. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Tharp and Mable Griffin Tharp; and two brothers, Richard Tharp and Charles Tharp.

Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Hazel Tharp of Greenville, Miss.; four sisters, Mary Cleo Fults of Conroe, Texas, Henrietta (Clayton) Lang of Dekalb, Miss., Grace Ann (David) Kleespie of Greenville, Miss., and Sharon Joyce (Ricky) Shirey of Batesville, Miss.; and six brothers, Jimmy (Cherrie) Tharp of McAllen, Texas, Billie Joe (Shirley) Tharp of Greenwood, Miss., Bobby Gene (Peggy) Tharp and Ronnie (Mary Helen) Tharp, both of Greenville, Miss., Cecil (Barbara) Tharp of James Crossing, Miss., and Gary Allen (Crystal) Tharp of Okolona, Miss.

The Rev. Arthur Scott will officiate.

Thomas Ferguson, Johnny Ferguson, Bobby Tharp, David Tharp, Stan Tharp and Kevin Tharp will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home.

Bennett

DREW -- Funeral services for Dorothy Bennett, 49, of Drew will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holly Grove MB Church, Drew. She died Aug. 23, 2001, at her home. Burial will be in Drew Cemetery under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Ruleville.

Survivors include four sons, Richard Bennett and Odell Bennett, both of Drew, Gary Bennett of Chicago and Tony Bennett of Gary, Ind.; two brothers, Dorsey Bennett and Albert First, both of Drew; one sister, Jessie M. Sculark of Drew; and eight grandchildren.

Visitation will be today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Ruleville.

The Rev. Jesse Gresham will officiate.

Christian

CLEVELAND -- Funeral services for Isabelle "Bell" Christian, 87, of Cleveland will be Saturday at noon at United Baptist Church, Cleveland. She died Aug. 25, 2001, at Bolivar County Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Cleveland, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Lee Hutton of Chicago, Ethel Mae Christian Cypress of Somerville, Tenn., and Magnolia Christian Williams of Cleveland; one son, Otis "O.C." Christian of Cleveland; 49 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Senior Hunt of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Visitation will be today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. The body will lie in state on Saturday from 10 a.m. until funeral time at the church.

The Rev. Sammy Rash will officiate.

Elmore

INDIANOLA -- Funeral services for Robert Elmore, 37, of Indianola will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Beulah MB Church, Indianola. He died Aug. 27, 2001, at Veteran Hospital in Topeka, Kan. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Garden, Indianola, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.

Survivors include his mother, Jessie Elmore of Indianola; his wife, Jessica Elmore of Indianola; four daughters, Lakesha Elmore, Kenya Elmore, Nakehta Elmore and Jennifer Elmore, all of Indianola; five brothers, James Elmore, Alexis Elmore and Jonathan Elmore, all of Detroit, Mich., Eddie Elmore Jr. of Indianola and Ricky Spells of Cleveland; and seven sisters, Dorothy Baker of Detroit, Dina Butler, Willie Mae Johnson, Martha Elmore, Georgia Carpenter, Shirley Turner and Robbie Elmore, all of Indianola.

Visitation will be Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.

The Rev. James White will officiate.

Goodman

ENCINO, Calif. -- Funeral services for Dr. Sanders A. Goodman, 86, of Encino were Aug. 21 at Eternal Light Chapel. He died Aug. 17, 2001, in Canoga Park, Calif. Burial was in Eden Memorial Park under the direction of Groman Mortuary, Mission Hills, Calif.

Dr. Goodman was born Aug. 29, 1914, in Glen Allan, Miss. He grew up in Greenville and graduated from Greenville High School and Tulane Medical School. He practiced medicine as an ophthalmologist in California.

Survivors include his wife, Florence Goodman of Encino, Calif.; one son, Stephen Goodman; one daughter, Janice Goodman of Encino, Calif.; and one brother, Sidney "Mace" Goodman of Greenville.

Rabbi Bernard Cohen officiated.

Harris

COLUMBUS -- Funeral services for Annie Harris, 83, of Columbus will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, Columbus. She died Aug. 24, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Jackson. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Columbus, under the direction of Carter's Funeral Home, Columbus.

Mrs. Harris was born Feb. 25, 1918, in Lowndes County, Miss., to Sam Taylor Sr. and Katie Taylor, both deceased.

Survivors include one son, Alfred Taylor of Columbus; three daughters, Gloria Thomas of Greenville, and Sarah Harrison and Bobbie Taylor, both of Columbus; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one goddaughter, Christine Butler Williams.

Visitation will be today from 3 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

The Rev. Bobby Woodrick will officiate.

James

GREENVILLE -- Funeral services for Melvin Debrowski James, 45, of Greenville will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Greater St. John MB Church, Greenville. He died Aug. 23, 2001, at his home. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.

Melvin D. James was born April 8, 1956, in Greenville, to Mrs. L.V. James and the late Willie Harps. He confessed a hope in Christ at Hinds Street MB Church in 1967 under the leadership of the late Rev. E.D. Simpson. In later years, Melvin united in Christian membership with Greater St. John MB Church under the leadership of the Rev. J.B. Woods. 

Melvin attended Greenville public schools and upon graduation from Job Corps, he served in the United States Army. After being discharged from the Army, he was employed as a telephone operator in California for seven years.

On Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at the home of his mother, he made his transformation from earth to heaven. He will be forever remembered by his mother, Mrs. L.V. Martin; two daughters, Tikinia James of Memphis and LaTonia Parks of Nashville, Tenn.; one son, Tyree Waites of Anaheim, Calif.; five grandchildren; four sisters, Mercury James, Redell (Mack) Acron, Rosalind (Ben) Brown and Donyetta (Troy) Martin, all of Greenville; nine brothers, Jewell James of Milwaukee, Alvin (Kim) James of Reseda, Calif., and Harry James, Lamarcus Martin, Charles Martin, Aaron Martin, Willie (Mary) Harps Jr., Luke (Yvonne) Harps and Earnest Harps, all of Greenville; three aunts, Percy Davis of Lake Charles, La., Idella Miller of Greenville and Emma Harps of Memphis; two uncles, Benjamin Wright of Sun Valley, Calif., and Mack Miller of Beulah; a very special friend, Jacqueline Davis of Greenville; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. The body will lie in state at the church Saturday from noon to 1 p.m.

The Rev. J.B. Woods and the Rev. Jerome Bailey will officiate.

Lott

INDIANOLA -- Funeral services for Conchetta "Connie" Fratesi Lott, 74, of Indianola, a retired restaurant owner, will be today at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Indianola. She died Aug. 29, 2001, at her home. Burial will be in Indianola City Cemetery under the direction of Card Funeral Home, Indianola.

Mrs. Lott was the widow of Emmett "Peasoup" Lott. She was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Survivors include three sons, Thomas Lott, Terry Lott and Raymond Lott, all of Indianola; two sisters, Linda Hitchcock Flanagan of Leland and Liza McDonell of Greensboro, N.C.; three brothers, Charlie Fratesi, Lando Fratesi and Louis Fratesi, all of Leland; and four grandchildren.

Mill

SHELBY -- Funeral services for John H. Mill, 87, of Shelby will be today at 2 p.m. at New Mt. Olive MB Church, Shelby. He died Aug. 21, 2001, at his home. Burial will be in Brown Temple Cemetery, Shelby, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Shelby.

Survivors include one special friend, Virdie Lee Burns of Shelby; and a host of relatives and friends.

The Rev. Keith Toliver will officiate.

Parish

GREENVILLE -- Funeral services for Carl Ray Parish, 62, of Greenville, a towboat captain, will be today at 2 p.m. at Mortimer Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. He died of heart failure Aug. 29, 2001, at The King's Daughters Hospital, Greenville. Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery.

Mr. Parish was born in McCool, Miss., and lived in Greenville for 35 years. He was a towboat captain for 37 years. He was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Pearce.

Survivors include his wife, Julia N. Parish of Greenville; four daughters, Kathy Prestridge of Jackson, Vicki Hesseltine of Brandon, and Brigitte Trotter and Lisa Parish Welch, both of Greenville; one brother, Joel Parish of Weir, Miss.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Robinson

SHELBY -- Funeral services for Ruth Stella Robinson, 68, of Bakersfield, Calif., and formerly of Mississippi will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Zion Grove MB Church, Shelby. She died Aug. 25, 2001, in Bakersfield. Burial will be in Merigold Cemetery under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Shelby.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Maude Johnson; and one brother, Albert Allen.

Survivors include her husband, Henry Robinson of Bakersfield, Calif.; seven sons, Henry Robinson Jr., Jasper (Mary) Robinson, Bobby Robinson, Timothy Robinson, Roy Lee Robinson, Anthony Robinson and Elbert Robinson, all of Bakersfield, Calif.; four daughters, Rosie Robinson of Chicago, and Louis Allen, Estella (Roosevelt) Vickers and Viola Ann Robinson, all of Bakersfield, Calif.; six sisters, Elizabeth Johnson of St. Louis, Mo., Mary Martin and Leada (the Rev. James T.) Taylor, both of Greenville, Ruth E. Triplett of Leland, and Julia Robinson and Nancy Patterson, both of Chicago; two brothers, Joseph (Essie) Allen of St. Louis, Mo., and Charley (Fannie) Allen Sr. of Shelby; 23 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Shelby.

The Rev. T.L. Martin will officiate.

Saloane

GREENVILLE -- Funeral services for Mary Alice Saloane, 87, of Greenville will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Rose Hill North MB Church, Greenville. She died Aug. 24, 2001, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, under the direction of Watson-Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville.

Mary Alice Saloane was born on Oct. 5, 1913, in Cleveland, Miss., to the late Mary and Jim Edmond. She confessed her belief in Christ at Rose Hill North MB Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Clarence Johnson. Then she continued her membership under the Rev. V.J. Moore, where she remained until her death. She departed this life Aug. 24, 2001, at 6:30 p.m. at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. She was married to the late Joseph Saloane Sr. in 1933, and to this union eight children were born, including the late Willie Saloane and the late Joseph Saloane, both of Los Angeles, Barbara Howard of Greenville, and the late Odester Saloane of Medina, N.Y.

Survivors include four children, Dorothy (Jimmy) Crews of Tampa, Fla., Billy "Red" Saloane and Mary Ann Smith, both of Greenville, and Johnny Saloane of Rochester, N.Y.; 27 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Annie Edmond of Little Rock, Ark., and Melinda Smith of Chicago; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be today from 1 to 5 p.m. at Watson-Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville. The body will lie in state at the church Saturday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

The Rev. V.J. Moore will officiate.

Wallace

GREENVILLE -- Funeral services for Leonia Wallace, 57, of Greenville will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Hopewell MB Church, Greenville. She died Aug. 27, 2001, at her home. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.

Survivors include her husband, Percy Wells Sr.; four daughters, Laura Ann Walker of Panola, Lucinda (Clyde) Wallace Reagan and Marion Lisa (Walter Johnson) Wallace, both of Covington, Ky., and Dorothy Wallace of Greenville; three sons, Willie James (Teresa) Wallace and Grady (Margaret) Wallace, both of Covington, Ky., and Patrick Wallace of Greenville; two stepdaughters, Ruby (John) Johnson of Danville, Ill., and Georgia (Willie) McVay of Greenville; three stepsons, Percy (Denise) Wells Jr. of Los Angeles, and Nathaniel (Mona) Wells and George (Janne) Wells, both of Greenville; five sisters, Betty (Bobby) Newsome, Dorothy Walker, Rosella Walker, Geraldine Walker and Christine Walker, all of Panola; four brothers, Tracy L. Walker and Eula C. Walker, both of Panola, James Walker of California and Grady Walker of Chicago; one goddaughter, Christy Walker of Greenville; a loving and caring special aunt, Laura Lee McNair; 37 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Redmon Funeral Home chapel, Greenville.

Pastor Clarence Green will officiate.

Williams

GREENVILLE -- Funeral services for Bessie Ann Williams, 68, of Greenville will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer MB Church, Grace. She died Aug. 28, 2001, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in St. John Church Cemetery, Glen Allan, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.

Survivors include her husband, Turner Williams Sr. of Greenville; six daughters, Ida M. Thomas, Georgia L. Williams, JoAnn Williams and Bettye A. Williams, all of Greenville, Charlene Allen of Glen Allan and Mary L. Williams of Grace; three sons, Jimmy R. Thomas of Glen Allan, and Turner Williams Jr. and Issac F. Thomas, both of Greenville; two sisters, Pankie Willis of Glen Allan and Ledora (Albert) Price of Saginaw, Mich.; two brothers, Calvin (Daisy) Thomas Sr. of Mayersville and Bennie (Mildred) Thomas of Pompano Beach, Fla.; 40 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one goddaughter, Gwendolyn Gaston of Glen Allan; three godsisters, Velma Flowers, Ruby Bogan and Gertrude Clark, all of Greenville; two godbrothers, Larry McCoy and Jack McCoy, both of Greenville; a special friend, Earnestine Bean of Glen Allan; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Redmon Funeral Home chapel, Greenville.

The Rev. E.R. Robinson will officiate.

Williams

GREENVILLE -- Funeral services for Celestine Williams, 71, of Greenville will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at St. John MB Church, Greenville. She died Aug. 28, 2001, at her home. Burial will be in Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Watson-Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville.

Celestine Townsend Williams departed this life on her journey to her heavenly home on Aug. 28, 2001. She was preceded in death by one daughter at the age of five, Annie Lou Townsend.

She leaves to mourn her passing a loving father, James Townsend of Greenville; a stepmother, Rose Lee Townsend of Greenville; one brother, Tommy Frank (Odessa) Townsend of Hernando; seven sisters, Otha Reeds, Addie Phillips and Georgia Hunter, all of Shelby, Mary Greene of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Charlene (Frank) Jones of Kissimme, Fla., and Elitha Townsend and Nekisha Townsend, both of Greenville; one stepbrother, Patrick Lee of Greenville; four daughters, Margaret Murphy of Greenville, Lillie (James) Banks of Hernando, and Argusta Walker and Doris J. (David) Ingraham, both of Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.; two sons, James Joe (Ruby) Hanger Jr. and George (Ather Jean) Townsend, both of Greenville; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and two very dear friends, Pearlene Corbs of Greenville and Gladys Martin of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Visitation will be today from 1 to 5 p.m. at Watson-Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville. The body will lie in state at the church Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m.

The Rev. Jerome Bailey will officiate.


 


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