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Burden

GRENADA -- Funeral services for Verneva "Bay" Lawson Burden, 67, of Grenada and formerly of Greenville will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Bell Flower MB Church, Grenada. She died Aug. 31, 2001, at her home. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Grenada, under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Grenada.

She was retired from the Federal Compress of Grenada after her health failed. She was a member of Victory Apostolic No. 3 Church in Grenada, where she was a faithful Christian. She enjoyed fishing.

She was preceded in death by two sons, William Lawson Jr. and Edward L. Lawson.

Survivors include her husband, Fred Burden of Grenada; eight daughters, Katherine Green of Pompano Beach, Fla., Nellie Jennings and Thelma (Willie) Reed, both of Greenville, Bobbie (Anthony) Bradshaw of Hanley Hills, Mo., Mary A. Harris, Latonya (Roosevelt) Davis and Chasity Burden, all of Grenada, and Brenda (Eric) Colston of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; five brothers and sisters, John Wesly Dukes, Thomas Ray Gibson, Juanita Dukes and Dorothy Gibson, all of Grenada, and Robert Lee Dukes of St. Louis, Mo.; two stepsisters, Linda Brown and Brenda Brown, both of Greenville; one special friend, William Lawson Sr. of Greenville; 26 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one aunt, Jeanie Miller of Grenada; one uncle, Booker T. Dukes of Baton Rouge; and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Clark Funeral Home chapel, Grenada.

The Rev. Leoda Topps will officiate.

Dalton

LAKE VILLAGE, Ark. -- Funeral services for Eletha Despain Dalton, 85, of Lake Village will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Jennie Baptist Church, Jennie. She died Sept. 4, 2001, at her home. Burial will be in Jennie Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Steele Funeral Home, Lake Village.

She was born Jan. 8, 1916, in Dierks, Ark. She was preceded in death by her husband, O.A. "Bunk" Dalton; her mother, Mary Lou Setty Despain of Dierks, Ark.; her father, Marshall Despain of West Helena, Ark.; two sisters, Tressie Vaughn of Hillhouse, Mo., and Flois Bullard of Helena, Ark.; and one brother, Clois Despain of Eagle Point, Ore.

Mrs. Dalton is survived by one son, Joe Dodson Dalton of Portland, Ark.; one daughter, Althea Wright of Houston, Texas; one granddaughter, Donna Thea Hebrit; one great-granddaughter, Rachel Hebrit; five sisters, Eula Dean Jaffkee of Wildomar, Calif., Helen Brooks of Eudora, Ark., Mary Brooks of Greenville, Miss., Maggie Montgomery of Mountain Home, Ark., and Mollie Sue Phillips of Bulls Gap, Tenn.; and one brother, Paul Despain of Mountain Home, Ark.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Steele Funeral Home, Lake Village.

Kimbrough

MOORHEAD -- Funeral services for Eddie Kimbrough, 86, of Moorhead will be today at 11 a.m. at Travelers Rest MB Church, Moorhead. He died Aug. 30, 2001, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola. Burial will be in Travelers Rest MB Church Cemetery under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Indianola.

Survivors include one nephew, Lonnie Kimbrough of Chicago; and two nieces, Sudee Kimbrough of Chicago and Lula Dawson of Moorhead.

The Rev. White will officiate.

Norman

GREENVILLE -- Funeral arrangements for William Emanuel Norman, 60, of O'Brien, Fla., and formerly of Greenville are pending at Watson-Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Sept. 2, 2001, in O'Brien.

Smith

GREENVILLE -- Funeral arrangements for Bobby Joe Smith, 4, of Greenville are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Sept. 2, 2001, at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.

Watson

CLEVELAND -- Funeral arrangements for Latonya Watson, 26, of Cleveland are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died Aug. 31, 2001, at Crittendon Memorial Hospital, West Memphis, Ark., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Glenn

CLEVELAND Funeral arrangements for Essie Glenn, 80, of Cleveland are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died July 23, 2002, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland.

Hicks

GREENVILLE Funeral services for Marilyn Taggart Hicks, 66, of Greenville will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Greenville. She died July 22, 2002, at her home. Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery under the direction of Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville.

She was born in Lake Village, Ark., Dec. 13, 1935. She was the daughter of the late Robert F. and Eugenia C. "Jinks" Moore, and was preceded in death by her first husband, William S. Taggart Jr. of Greenville.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Greenville, and was a longtime Sunday school teacher, most recently serving as one of the teachers of the Billy Ireland Class. She was a teacher in the WMU Noon Bible Study at First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Greenville Community Bible Study and served as a sponsor and volunteer for the Greenville-Leland Emmaus Community. She was a member of the Alice Bell Garden Club of Greenville. She was a den leader of Cub Scouts for many years. She was the office manager for Greenville Golf & Country Club for over 30 years. She attended Mississippi University for Women in Columbus.

Marilyn Hicks was a person who loved the Lord and her family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching and traveling. She brought light and laughter into the lives of everyone she met. "She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Her children rise up and bless her; her husband also; and he praises her. Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord shall be praised. Give her the product of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates." Proverbs 31.16-31.

Survivors include her husband, John D. Hicks; two brothers, Robert F. Moore of Tallahassee, Fla., and Herman Carlton Moore of Birmingham, Ala.; daughter Dale Montgomery of Greenville; sons Steve Taggart of Dallas, Texas, and Bob Taggart of Richardson, Texas; a stepson, Steve Hicks of Germantown, Tenn.; a stepdaughter, Julia Hicks Wiman of Owensboro, Ky.; grandchildren Angie Hazzard and husband, Shelby, Jennifer Montgomery and Jamie Montgomery, all of Greenville, Mary Paige and Lee Cossar Taggart of Richardson, Texas, Zoe Grace Taggart of Dallas, Texas, Drew, John Thomas and Will Hicks of Germantown, Tenn., and Lucas and Whit Wiman of Owensboro, Ky.; daughters-in-law Susan Taggart, Stacey Taggart and Sherrie Hicks; sons-in-law Jimmy Montgomery and Chet Wiman; sisters-in-law Vivian Moore and Marjorie Moore; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville.

The Rev. Jay Richardson will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Scott Phillips, James Holloway, Ricky Lewis, Joel Henderson and Guy Freeman, all of Greenville, and Travis Ferguson Jr. of Batesville.

Manor

GREENVILLE Funeral services for Marie Manor, 68, of Greenville, a homemaker, will be today at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. She died of heart failure July 20, 2002, at her home. Burial will be in Vickland Cemetery, Delta City.

Mrs. Manor was born Dec. 6, 1933, at Ethel, Miss., to the late Murray and Eula Jacobs. She was raised at Ethel, where she attended school and graduated from Ethel High School. She and her husband, Bill, made their home in Greenville in 1969, where she has been a resident since. She was a member of Riverport Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Larry Manor, who died in 1995, and Michael Lynn Manor, who died in 1954.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, William "Bill" Manor of Greenville; one daughter and son-in-law, Ramona and Darrell Manning of Greenville; one sister, Georgia Lee Ingram of Purvis, Miss.; two brothers, Harry Jacobs of Purvis, Miss., and Alton Martis Jacobs of Clinton, Miss.; four grandchildren, Christopher Manor, Amanda Manning, Holley Manning and Chastity Hahs; two great-grandchildren, Anne Noel Hahs and Christina Hahs; and one daughter-in-law, Cyndia Manor.

The Rev. Jack Manor Jr. and the Rev. David Lee will officiate.

Skinner

GREENVILLE Funeral services for Alinden Marion Skinner, 79, of Greenville will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Redmon Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. He died July 18, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville.

Mr. Skinner was born April 8, 1923, to Mr. and Mrs. Ed and Pauline (Branch) Skinner of Vicksburg, Miss. While growing up in Vicksburg, he attended both public and private schools. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a World War II veteran. He resided in Detroit, Mich., for many years, where he worked for the Cadillac Asphalt Co. After retirement in 1988, he returned to Greenville.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory his wife, Willie E. Skinner of Greenville; five daughters, Esther (Cleo) Dorsey of St. Louis, Mo., Addie L. Watson of San Francisco, and Beatrice (Stanley) Johnson, Annie (Marvin) Taylor and Bernice Atterberry, all of Detroit; two sons, Richard (Lenore) Summersett of Detroit and Kenneth (Silke) Skinner of Bettenburg, Germany; one sister, Velma Davis of Vicksburg; one sister-in-law, Otha Skinner of Vicksburg; one aunt-in-law, Johnnie Mitchell of Greenville; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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

The Rev. J.E. Warren will officiate.

Williams

SCOTT Funeral services for George E. Williams, 65, of Decatur, Ga., and formerly of Scott will be today at 11 a.m. at Seven Star MB Church, Scott. He died July 18, 2002, in Decatur. Burial will Thursday at 10 a.m. in Natchez National Cemetery, Natchez, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.

The Rev. Ronald Woodruff will officiate.

Abney

RULEVILLE Funeral arrangements for Dorothy Abney, 65, of Ruleville are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Ruleville. She died Dec. 9, 2002, at North Sunflower County Hospital, Ruleville.

Burton

MOUND BAYOU Funeral services for Esther Burton, 96 of Mound Bayou will be today at noon at Bethel AME Church, Mound Bayou. She died Dec. 6, 2002 at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial will be in St. Gabriel Cemetery, Mound Bayou, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Survivors include one daughter, Joan Burton of Mound Bayou; one son, Dr. Manley Burton of White Plains, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Richard Burton of Georgia, Erika Burton and Kristene Burton, both of New York, and Latitia Burton and Derrick Burton both of Mound Bayou; and three great-grandchildren, Jonathan Burton and Joshua Burton, both of Atlanta, and Mesa Burton of New York.

The Rev. Walter G. Wilson will officiate.

The body will lie in state at the church today from 11 a.m. to noon.

Fountain

INDIANOLA Funeral arrangements for Ceola Fountain, 98, of Indianola are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. She died Dec. 9, 2002, in Inverness.

Gamble

LELAND Funeral arrangements for Louise Gamble, 78, of Leland are pending at Frye Funeral Home, Leland. She died Dec. 9, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.

Spratlin

VARDAMAN Funeral services for William Alfred Spratlin, 64, of Vardaman, a retired carpenter, will be today at 10 a.m. at Pryor Funeral Home, Calhoun City. He died of heart failure Dec. 7, 2002, at Calhoun Health Services. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery, Vardaman.

Mr. Spratlin was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church, and a veteran of the Army, serving in the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie Spratlin and Edna Earline Sullivan Spratlin; and a brother, Johnny Clayton Spratlin.

Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Williams of Cedar Hill, Tenn.; two sons, Ricky F. Spratlin of Greenville and Toney Spratlin of Cedar Hill, Tenn.; two brothers, Bobbie Spratlin and Earl Spratlin, both of Vardaman; and five grandchildren.

Dr. Clarence Cooper Jr. will officiate.

Walcott

GREENVILLE A memorial service for Annis Lick Walcott, 76, of Greenville will be today at 4 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, Ft. Smith, Ark. She died Dec. 7, 2002, in Ft. Smith after a recent illness. Her burial service will be at St. James' Episcopal Church, Greenville, on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. under the direction of Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville.

Annis Lick Walcott was born in Ft. Smith, Ark., in 1926, on the hottest day of that year, Aug. 24, at the old St. Edwards Hospital. Her family lived "out in the country" on 41st and North streets. Like her mother, daughter, three sisters-in-law, and a great-niece, she attended Randolph Macon Women's College in Lynchburg, Va., where she was a member of Chi Omega. She graduated in 1947 with a major in English and a minor in Greek. She met her future husband, James Dexter Walcott, a Mississippi Delta man, at Randolph Macon in 1945. They married in 1952. After briefly residing in Pine Bluff, Ark., they raised their family in Greenville, Miss. Annis and James were a year shy of their 50th wedding anniversary when he passed on in 2001. She was the first female vestry member at St. James' Episcopal Church in Greenville, where they were members for over 45 years. In 1974, she went to work in the administration department of the Delta Mental Health Center, where she served for over 20 years until her retirement.

Wherever she went, she made and kept friends all of her life. She helped keep all of our families together, and she was a patient servant of the Lord.

Her baptism, confirmation and marriage were all celebrated at St. John's Episcopal Church in Ft. Smith, Ark. 

She is survived by her sister, Sally Lick Vick of Ft. Smith, Ark.; her cousin, S.W. "Bud" Jackson Jr. (Paula) of Ft. Smith; her daughter, Annis Walcott Cox (Bill) of Columbus, Miss.; two sons, James Dexter Walcott Jr. (Jane) of Ft. Smith, Ark., and Carswell McClellan "Mac" Walcott (Gina) of Fairhope, Ala.; and eight grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Reynolds Cancer Support House in Ft. Smith, or the William Alexander Percy Memorial Library in Greenville.

White

LELAND Funeral arrangements for Cassandra White, 32, of Killeen, Texas, are pending at Frye Funeral Home, Leland. She died Dec. 6, 2002, at Parkland Hospital, Dallas.

White

GREENVILLE Funeral services for Larry Paul White, 44, of Memphis and formerly of Greenville, a truck driver, will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. He died Dec. 7, 2002, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Memphis. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville.

Mr. White was born March 24, 1958, in Greenville to Thomas and Martha White. He was raised in Greenville where he attended Greenville public schools. He was a past member of the Moose Lodge and the VFW. He was also a member of Second Baptist Church in Greenville. He was a U.S. Marine veteran. He was a truck driver and was employed with Mid-South Transport Inc. in Memphis at the time of his death. He had been a resident of the Memphis area for the past 20 years.

Survivors include his mother, Martha Newsom of Greenville; his father, Thomas White of West Memphis, Ark.; one sister, Sheilla (Mack) Guzman of Leesville, La.; three brothers, Thomas "Buddy" (Judy) White of West Memphis, Ark., Jerry (Ruthie) Newsom of Chicago and Robert White of Winfield, La.; a companion, Dolly Bugg of Memphis; and three nieces, Heaven Newsom, Kim Guzman and Monique Guzman.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105-1942.

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

The Rev. Neal Cordell will officiate.

Adams

GREENVILLE -- Funeral arrangements for Elbert Adams Jr., 79, formerly of Greenville are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. He died in Los Angeles.

Allen

GREENVILLE -- Funeral arrangements for Sherril D. "1-4" Thomas Allen, 33, of Greenville are pending at Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died March 28, 2003, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Metcalfe.

Bowen

LANETT, Ala. -- Graveside services for Allen C. "Dinky" Bowen, 76, a former Greenville High School football great of Lanett, Ala., were Wednesday, March 12, at Oakhill Cemetery, Clermont, Fla. He died March 8, 2003, near Auburn, Ala.

Mr. Bowen was born on Locust Plantation (now Bayou Road), Greenville, Nov. 13, 1926. He was retired from Southern Bell following over 50 years of employment. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna Raybon Bowen.

He became the 1943 National High Point Scorer with 227 points in just 10 games. He was unanimously voted one of the 1943 Big "8" team. He signed with the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech. While at Tech, he was voted one of the Colliers All American Squad and was inducted into Tech's Hall of Fame in 1974.

His nephew, John H. "Bo" Bowen III, officiated the service.

Survivors include his wife, Sydney Lanier Bowen of Lanett, Ala.; his children, Beth Bowen Cloyd of Orlando, Fla., Allen Campbell Bowen Jr. of Winter Park, Fla., Braxton Linton Bowen of Boca Grande, Fla., and Carrie Bowen Blackwell of St. Louis, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and three stepsons.

Box

GREENVILLE -- Funeral services for Kenneth Marshall Box, 56, of Greenville, will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville. He died March 28, 2003, at his home of heart failure. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville.

Mr. Box was born in Enid, Okla., and graduated from the Mississippi School of the Deaf in Jackson. He made his home in Tupelo, Miss., and had been a resident of Greenville since 1998. He attended United Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Copeland Box of Greenville; one son, Timothy Box of Greenville; and seven brothers, Jimmy Box, Jerry Box and Mark Box, all of Greenville, Rodney Box and Randy Box, both of Leland, and Benny Box and Donnie Box, both of Tillatoba, Miss.

The family will receive friends Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville.

Burch

CARTHAGE -- Funeral services for Johnnie Burch, 74, a homemaker of Carthage will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Culpepper Funeral Services Chapel, Kosciusko. She died March 28, 2003, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemtery, Carthage.

She was the widow of William (Billy) C. Burch.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Ince Harlow; a daughter-in-law, Edna McCullough; a brother, John Dempsey; and two sisters, Christine Samuels and Irene Rodgers.

Survivors include a son, David McCullough of Meridian; two daughters, Barbara Smith and Patricia Rainwater, both of Greenville; a brother, Tommy Robinson of Richton; a sister, Ola Wilson of Greenville; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be today from 2 to 4 p.m.

Minister Bobby Roberson will officiate.

Cole

INDIANOLA -- Funeral arrangements for Dereck Cole, 45, of Indianola are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. He died March 28, 2003, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola.

Evans

GREENVILLE -- Funeral arrangements for Blanchie Mae Evans, 61, of Greenville are pending at Harris-Brown & Marion Funeral Home, Greenville. She died March 28, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.

Evans

GREENVILLE -- Funeral services for William Paul Evans, 76, a retired towboat pilot of Greenville, will be today at 2 p.m. at Mortimer Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. He died of heart failure March 27, 2003, at his home. Burial will be in Moorhead Cemetery, Moorhead.

Mr. Evans was born in Louisville, Miss., and lived in Greenville since 1949. He was a veteran of World War II in the Army, and was a member of United Pentecostal Church in Greenville. He was preceded in death by a brother, Pete Evans; a sister, June Hardy; and a grandson, William Dale Evans Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred N. Evans of Monroe, La.; a daughter, Deborah Carroll of Rusk, Texas; two sons, Nickey Evans of Corinth, Miss., and Billy Evans of Greenville; four sisters, Elsie Ballard of Greenville, Frances Simpson and Maureen Cox, both of French Camp, Miss., and Geraldine Swabb of Biloxi, Miss.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Wayne Ellard and the Rev. Ken Irby will officiate.

Holland

DREW -- Funeral arrangements for Earline Holland, 70, of Drew are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Ruleville. She died March 28, 2003, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood.

Jennings

GLEN ALLAN -- Graveside services for Willie Bingham Jennings, 88, a retail grocery story owner of Glen Allan will be at 3 p.m. today at Greenfield Cemetery, Glen Allan. She died March 28, 2003, at Mississippi Care Center, Greenville. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville.

She was born in Atlanta, moving to Washington County at an early age with her parents in 1918, where she graduated from Chatham High School. She and her husband, Linward Jennings, owned and operated a grocery store and blacksmith shop for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1954 and two sons, Morris Jennings and Charles "Joe" Jennings. She was a longtime member of Lake Washington Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn J. Arnold of Fort Worth, Texas; a son, Ray Jennings of Greenville, Miss.; a stepson, Jack Jennings of Vicksburg, Miss.; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Boone-Wells Funeral Home.

McDowell

INVERNESS -- Funeral services for Tabor Andrews McDowell Jr., 78, a retired banker of Inverness will be at 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, Inverness. He died March 29, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville, of heart failure. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Inverness, under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home, Indianola.

He was born in Flora, Miss., and a veteran of WWII in the Army. He was member of First Baptist Church in Inverness and a past chairman of the Council of Deacons. He was a former president of the Bank of Inverness, past president of the Inverness Lions Club, former Alderman of Inverness and a former member of Indianola Academy. He obtained his BS degree from Mississippi State University.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Kathryn McDowell of Inverness, Miss.; a daughter, Mary (Tom) Jackson of Collierville, Tenn.; three sons, Drew (Diane) McDowell of Indianola, Miss., John (Teri) McDowell of Germantown, Tenn., and Mark (Beth) McDowell of Jackson, Miss.; a sister, Genevieve Price of Inverness, Miss.; a brother, John D. McDowell of Flora, Miss.; and 10 grandchildren, Andrew McDowell, Morgan McDowell, Deanna McDowell, Will McDowell, Ben McDowell, Rob McDowell, Kate McDowell, Kendall Jackson, Davis Jackson and Ann Margaret Jackson.

Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Inverness.

Reagan

GREENVILLE -- Funeral services for James Robert Reagan, 78, a stockyard owner of Greenville will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Church of the Open Door, Greenville. He died March 28, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville, of heart failure. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville.

He was born in Water Valley, Ky., moving to Carrollton, Miss., at an early age with his parents, where he graduated from J.Z. George High School in 1943. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, the 82nd Airborne serving during WWII in the European Theater. After his discharge, he returned to Carrollton, where he became a cattleman. He had been a resident of Greenville since 1957, and he was associated with Tri-State Stockyard, and in the late 1970s, he owned and operated Reagan Stockyards. At the time of his death, he was still a cattleman. He was preceded in death by a son, James C. Sheppeard. He was an active member of the church of the Open Door.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Fleming Reagan of Greenville, Miss.; two sons, Roger Lewis Reagan (Meg) of Luling, La., and Robert V. Sheppeard (Judith) of Wayside, Miss.; two daughters, Patricia Joiner Ussery (Sandy) of River Ridge, La., and Barbara J. Raziano (Dennis) of Mandeville, La.; a brother, Charles Hartwell Reagan Jr. (Christine) of Carrollton; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Church of the Open Door, Greenville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Church of the Open Door, Greenville, Miss.

Smith

ANGUILLA -- Funeral arrangements for James Smith Sr., 81, of Anguilla are pending at Mitchell Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork. He died March 28, 2003, at Greenwood-Leflore Medical Center, Greenwood.

Smith

CLEVELAND -- Funeral arrangements for Jimmie Earl Smith, 78, of Cleveland are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died March 28, 2003, at her home.

Thomas

GREENVILLE -- Funeral arrangements for Mary Lee Thomas, 78, of Greenville are pending at Harris-Brown & Marion Funeral Home, Greenville. She died March 28, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.


 


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