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Bauer

WASHINGTON, Mo. A memorial service for Carl Albert Bauer Jr., 78, of Washington and formerly of Greenville, Miss., will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Oltmann Funeral Home, Washington. He died June 10, 2003, in Washington.

Mr. Bauer was former president and CEO of Valley Chemical Co. in Greenville, and was an active member of Trinity United Methodist church.

He was the beloved husband of Sherron Bauer; dearest father of Franklin Bauer, Carl (Connie) Bauer Jr. and Mary Beth Bauer and husband, Andrew Durance; beloved stepfather of Leigh (Andy) Gray, Rebecca (Tom) Tardy and James (Kristi) Hathcock Jr.; dear grandfather of two; stepgrandfather of four; and dear brother of Fred Bauer.

Visitation will be Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at Oltmann Funeral Home.

Caples

DODDSVILLE Funeral services for Mack Caples, 87, of Doddsville will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Gilfield MB Church, Doddsville. He died June 10, 2003, at The King's Daughters Hospital, Greenville. Burial will be in Gilfield MB Church Cemetery under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Indianola.

Survivors include his wife, Eddie Caples of Doddsville; three sons, Mack Caples Jr. of Natchez, Roosevelt Caples of St. Louis, Mo., and Joe Caples of East St. Louis, Ill.; six daughters, Delores Caples of Memphis, Ruby Wilson, Vera Thomas and Jessie Mae Caples, all of Chicago, Bonnie Hunter of Mound Bayou and Linda Faye Caples of St. Louis, Mo.; five stepsons, Richard Lee Wilson and George Lee Wilson, both of Detroit, Rob Wilson of Chicago, and James Thomas and Peter Thomas, both of St. Louis, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Dillon Funeral Home, Indianola.

The Rev. W.E. Williams will officiate.

Carter

GREENVILLE Funeral services for Sgt. Douglas O'Neil Carter, 50, of Bakersfield, Calif., and formerly of Greenville will be Saturday at noon at Unity Church of God In Christ, Greenville. He died June 5, 2003, in Bakersfield. Burial will be in Unity Church of God In Christ Cemetery, Greenville.

After leaving the Air Force, he worked as a construction worker for many years.

He leaves to mourn his death three daughters, Beverly Carter and Latasha Carter, both of Bakersfield, and Veronica Carter of Greenville; two sons, Tyrone Carter of Greenville and Douglas Carter Jr. of Houston, Texas; his mother, Annie Carter of Memphis; seven sisters, Evangelist Gloria Jamerson of Greenville, Vera (Albert) Myles of Starkville, Jacqueline (Elder Derek) Smith, Shirley Shanklin and Nobie Banks, all of Memphis, Cynthia Carter of Romeoville, Ill., and Sophronia (Derek) Thomas of Sumter, S.C.; four brothers, Roy Carter and Ellis Carter of Burtonsville, Md., and Michael (Minnie) Porter of Greenville and Bobby Williams of Chicago; and 14 grandchildren.

A wake will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the church.

Elder Samuel Foster will officiate.

Cummins

CLEVELAND Funeral services for Teddy "Ted" Leroy Cummins Sr., 76, of Cleveland will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, Cleveland. He died June 11, 2003, at Memphis Baptist East Hospital, Memphis. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Garden, Cleveland, under the direction of Ray Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ray Funeral Home, Cleveland.

The Rev. Tommy Arinder and the Rev. Wade Holland will officiate.

Hood

BELZONI Funeral services for Margaret Jones Hood, 96, of Belzoni, a homemaker and retired bookkeeper, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Belzoni. She died June 11, 2003, in Belzoni. Burial will be in Belzoni City Cemetery under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home, Belzoni.

Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Coleman of Clinton, Elizabeth Hall of Austin, Texas, and Camille Riley of Waco, Texas; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church or the donor's favorite charity.

Jones

ARCOLA Funeral services for Teressa "Button" Gales Jones, 76, of Arcola will be Saturday at noon at New Morning Star MB Church, Leland. She died June 7, 2003, at her home. Burial will be in New Morning Star Cemetery under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Leland.

Teressa Gales Jones was born Feb. 10, 1927, in Washington County to the late Richard and Willie Gales.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Alexander Gales and Frank Gales; two sister, Dorotha Gales and Willie B. Burton; one son, Leonard Gales; and one grandson, Charles Williest Murry Jr.

Her memories will be cherished by her daughter, L.V. Murry, and devoted son-in-law, Charles Williest Murry, of Arcola; one brother, Arthur Gales of Leland; one daughter-in-law, Bernice Gales of Greenville; three grandchildren, Michelle (Gregory) Oates of Hinesville, Ga., and Linda Gales and Leonard Terrell Gales, both of Greenville; six great-grandchildren; five nieces; nine nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.

Visitation will be today from 7 to 8 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home, Leland.

The Rev. Simon Price will officiate.

Loggins

GREENVILLE Funeral services for Marie Loggins, 51, of Greenville will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Sisson Chapel of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died June 8, 2003, at The King's Daughters Hospital, Greenville. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola.

Survivors include her mother, Roberta Hunter of Greenville; her father, Walter Vessel of Greenville; a devoted companion, Eugene Crump of Greenville; two sons, Anthony Loggins and Joseph Loggins, both of Greenville; two daughters, Roberta Loggins and Jahnita Loggins, both of Greenville; one brother, John Williams of Greenville; one sister, Christine Shavers of Greenville; two close friends, Barbara Miller and Emma Coleman, both of Greenville; two grandchildren, Chuna Loggins and Jeremiyah Loggins, both of Greenville; and a host of other family and friends.

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

Evangelist Lena Lee will officiate.

Williams

MOORHEAD Funeral services for Richard Williams, 66, of Moorhead will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Church of God In Christ, Moorhead. He died June 9, 2003, at University Medical Center, Jackson. Burial will be in Pineridge Cemetery, Moorhead, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.

Survivors include his wife, Mable Williams of Moorhead; eight sons, McArthur Williams of Chicago, Albert Canada of Kenosha, Wis., Richard Williams III, Calvin Williams and Christopher Williams, all of Dallas, Michael Williams of Moorhead, Keith Williams of Greenwood and Michael Pembleton of Sunflower; seven daughters, Diane Jones, Katrina Williams and Katherine Williams, all of Dallas, Felicia Williams of Moorhead, Keisha Williams of Atlanta, Ga., Jeanette Swinney of Greenwood and Doris Pembleton of Sunflower; eight sisters, Bessie Pittman of Winnsboro, Barbara Brandon and Daisy Warren, both of Moorhead, Leola Pittman of Greenwood, Doris Sample and Mary Jane Williams, both of Memphis, and Lamonia Williams and Aquilla Williams, both of Chicago; two brothers, Freddie Brown of Memphis and Billy Williams of Moorhead; his stepmother, Aquilla Williams of Moorhead; one aunt, Elizabeth Shine of Indianapolis; 57 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Elder Frank Howard will officiate.

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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