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Blevins

YAZOO CITY Funeral services for Calvin Blevins, 54, of Yazoo City, a security service man, will be Saturday at noon at Bethel MB Church, Carter. He died of heart failure Jan. 30, 2002, at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson. Burial will be in Bethel MB Church Cemetery, Carter, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Belzoni.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Kirk Blevins of Yazoo City; one son, Calvin Matthews Blevins Jr. of Yazoo City; two brothers, James Sutton of Haiti, Mo., and Charles Blevins of Chicago; and one sister, Mary Sutton of Chicago.

Visitation will be Friday from noon to 5 p.m., with family hour from 7 to 8 p.m., at Smith Funeral Home chapel, Belzoni.

Brother M.C. Miller will officiate.

Brown

MEMPHIS Funeral services for Robert Augustus Brown, 68, of Memphis and formerly of Greenville were Friday at 2 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home, Germantown Parkway Chapel, Memphis. He died Jan. 30, 2002, at his home. Burial was in Memory Hill Gardens, Memphis.

Mr. Brown was a retired first lieutenant from the Marine Corps, and was a former employee of Murray Guard Security Co., and courier for Travelennium.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry T. Brown of Memphis; a daughter, Pamela Brown Jordan of Memphis; a son, Robert C. Brown of Memphis; four sisters, Emily Williams of Greenville, Ann Williams and Tessa Cooper, both of Lake Village, Ark., and Gene Sargent of Carlsbad, Texas; four brothers, Bill Brown of West Palm Beach, Fla., Raymond Lanford of Olive Branch, and Charles Lanford and Leland Lanford, both of Greenville; and one grandchild.

Cartwright

GREENVILLE Funeral arrangements for Lucy J. Cartwright, age unavailable, of Memphis and formerly of Greenville are pending at Bea's Century Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Feb. 4, 2002, at Cardova Nursing Home, Memphis.

Host

GREENVILLE Funeral services for Bobbie Ann Host, 43, of Greenville will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Harris, Brown & Marion Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. She died Jan. 26, 2002, at The King's Daughters Hospital, Greenville. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Metcalfe.

Mrs. Host was born in Avon, Miss., and was a graduate of the class of 1977 at Walnut High School. She attended Foster Cosmetologist College. She moved to Greenville in 1997, and worked at Double Quick Church's Chicken on U.S. 82 and Cedar streets. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jessie M. Host, Janice Bell, Jessie Neal and Sam Neal, who raised her.

Survivors include her husband, Bobbie Bell of Memphis; four sisters, Betty Host, Leola (James) Harris and Deborah Neal, all of Greenville, and Deborah Stone of Collierville, Tenn.; three brothers, John L. Host of Greenville, and Lee Andrew Host and J.W. Host, both of Chicago; five nieces, Willie Mae, Natasha, Dawanda and K.K., all of Greenville, and Yolanda Skipper of Cleveland; seven nephews, James Host, William Host, Brain Host, Travis Host, Howard Host and Gregory Host, whom she raised like her son, all of Greenville, and John Skipper of Cleveland; two godchildren, Sylvia Johnson and Justin Harris, both of Greenville; two special friends, Eula Walker and Dorothy Price, both of Greenville; one very special cousin, O.C. Clayton of Greenville; and a host of loving co-workers and sorrowing friends.

Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.

The Rev. David Franklin will officiate.

Powell

ISOLA Funeral services for Savannah Powell, 80, of Isola will be Friday at noon at Word of Faith Ministries, Belzoni. She died of heart failure Feb. 3, 2002, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood. Burial will be in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Isola, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Belzoni.

Survivors include three sons, Joe Louis Powell of Racine, Wis., and W.D. Powell and Dimp Powell, both of Isola; five daughters, Rosie Long, Mary Alice Woods and Joanna Johnson, all of Racine, Wis., Bernice Powell of Chicago and Alberta Loftin of Linden, Ala.; one brother, Claude Rayford of Newton; and two sisters, Elnora Harris of Isola and Roberta Redmond of Racine, Wis.

Visitation will be Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home chapel, Belzoni.

The Rev. Johnny Dodd will officiate.

Robinson

MIDNIGHT Funeral services for Mason Robinson, 75, of Midnight will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Calvary MB Church, Midnight. He died of heart failure Feb. 1, 2002, at Humphreys County Memorial Hospital, Belzoni. Burial will be in Calvary MB Church Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Belzoni.

Survivors include three sons, Albert Robinson of Pittsburgh, Mason Robinson of Chicago and Jackie Robinson of Midnight; five daughters, Barbara Bullock and Everlean Deere, both of Pittsburgh, Willie Mae Banks and Queen Robinson, both of Chicago, and Mary Joe Robinson of St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Henry Robinson of Midnight; and two sisters, Mary Morris and Everlean Jackson, both of Midnight.

Visitation will be Friday from noon to 5 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home chapel, Belzoni.

The Rev. Ron Woodruff will officiate.

Thurmond

HARRISON, Ark. William Kenneth Thurmond, 41, of Harrison and formerly of Greenville, Miss., died Feb. 4, 2002, at the home of his nephew in Harrison, from a lengthy illness of cancer. Arrangements were under the direction of Coffman Funeral Home, Harrison.

Kenny worked at Pace Industries as a maintenance mechanic until his illness no longer allowed it. He loved to hunt, fish, cook and spend time with friends and family. He will be sorely missed.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Thurmond Jr.; his paternal grandparents, Paul Thurmond Sr. and Cecil Mae Thurmond; his maternal grandfather, G.T. Kerr; and most recently by a brother-in-law, Felix J. Mann.

He is survived by his mother, Dora Dean Thurmond of Greenville; two brothers, Paul (Amelia) Thurmond III of Atlanta, Ga., George Thomas (Laura) Thurmond of Starkville; two sisters, Charlotte Mann of Ridgeland and Jackie (Bill) Cox of Greenville; his maternal grandmother, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Kerr; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Most importantly, Kenny leaves behind his nephew and best friend, William "Bill" Hurst, wife Rhonda, and children, Jessica and Brian, of Harrison, who allowed him to remain in their home, where he was given special care by their family until he died. He didn't want to die in a hospital. For all they have done, our family wishes to thank them. We love them very much for what they have done.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

Williams

GREENVILLE Funeral services for Jimmy "Jim" Doyle Williams, 51, of Greenville, a mobile home salesman, will be today at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. He died of heart failure Feb. 4, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Leland-Stoneville Cemetery, Stoneville.

Mr. Williams was born June 8, 1950, at Benoit, Miss., to Grover and Betty Williams. He moved to Greenville at an early age with his parents and had been a lifelong resident. He attended Greenville public schools and graduated from Greenville High School. He was a mobile home salesman for Dixie Mobile Homes for 16 years, until 2001, when he opened Jimmy's Repo Center located next to Dixie Mobile Homes. He was preceded in death by his father, Grover Williams, in 1987. He was a member of Pea Ridge Hunting Club and Lake Lee Hunting Club, and was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Gail Williams of Greenville; one daughter, Amy (Steven) Nevels of Leland; two sons, James "Jimbo" Williams of Leland and Doyle (Shannon) Williams of Greenville; his mother, Betty Williams of Greenville; his maternal grandmother, Ada Wylie of Greenville; one brother, Bobby Williams of Canton; two sisters, Jeannie (Tommy) Bancroft of Mansfield, Texas, and Debi (Ronnie) Price of Rincon, Ga.; and five grandchildren, Cody Williams, Haley Williams, Hannah Williams, Chris Williams and Debra Williams.

The Rev. Ken Moody will officiate.

Armstrong

GREENVILLE Funeral arrangements for Bessie Lee Armstrong, 87, of Greenville are pending at Dillon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died July 23, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.

Honour

GREENVILLE Funeral services for Simon Honour Jr., 87, of Greenville will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at New White Stone MB Church, Greenville. He died July 20, 2002, at Bolivar Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cleveland. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Metcalfe, under the direction of Watson-Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville.

Mr. Honour was born June 9, 1915, in Clarksdale, Miss., to the late Mr. and Mrs. Simon Honour Sr. He served his country in World War II from 1943 to 1946 in the U.S. Army. He was baptized and was a member of New White Stone MB Church family. He was married to Mary Lee Moore until death called him home. To this union six children were born. One child preceded him in death.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Mary Honour of Greenville; two daughters, Ruby (Henry) Griffin of North Richland Hill, Texas, and Sylvia Birt of Greenville; three sons, Cornelius (Donna) Honour of Greenville, Joseph (Charlayne) Honour of Crossett, Ark., and Stanley (Irene) Honour of Crestview, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of other close relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Watson-Edwards & Evans Funeral Home chapel, Greenville.

The Rev. David Rawls will officiate.

Johnson

GREENVILLE Funeral services for Magnolia Johnson, 54, of Greenville will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Friendship MB Church, Greenville. She died July 17, 2002, at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson. Burial will be in Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.

Ms. Johnson was born Feb. 28, 1948, in New Orleans, La., to the late Sam Johnson Sr. and Catherine Johnson. She was raised in Glen Allan, Miss., and she eventually made Greenville her home. She attended O'Bannon High School. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Shady Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers James Davis, Melvin Johnson, Elijah Johnson; a sister, Shirley Johnson; and her grandmother, Magnolia Young.

Survivors include three daughters, Debra Johnson and Goldia Johnson, both of Greenville, and Virginia Johnson of Irving, Texas; three sons, Leon (Kela) Johnson of Alabaster, Ala., and Issac (Regenia) Johnson and Robert (Lakesha) Johnson, both of Greenville; four sisters, Ida Bea Polland of Greenwood, Sadie Johnson of Chicago, Irene Parish of Greenville and Marie Barnes of Grace; nine brothers, Daniel Johnson, Larry Johnson, Ralph Johnson and Charles Johnson, all of Grace, McArthur Davis and Alonzo Johnson, both of Glen Allan, Arthur Johnson of Delaware, Charlie Johnson of New Orleans and Sam Johnson Jr. of Greenville; three grandchildren, William Johnson, Xavier Johnson and Ebony Fults; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., with family hour from 6 to 7 p.m., at Redmon Funeral Home chapel, Greenville.

Pastor Frank Hall will officiate.

McChriston

GREENVILLE Funeral services for Hustcern McChriston, 66, of Greenville will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Lake Vista Masonic Lodge, Greenville. She died July 18, 2002, at her home. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.

Survivors include three daughters, Laura McChriston of Memphis, and Linda (Demon) Gearing and Lola McChriston, both of Greenville; two sons, Maurice (Mae Lee) McChriston of Las Vegas and Ronnie McChriston of Memphis; six sisters, Alice (David) Ross, Easter Ross, Johnnie Ray, Mentola Taylor and Lola Burns, all of Chicago, and Barbara Stampley of Memphis; five brothers, Robert (Betty) Haywood of Queens, N.Y., Nick Haywood of Kansas City, Mo., James (Alma) Haywood of Chicago, and Theodore (Willie Mae) Haywood and the Rev. Earnest Haywood, both of Greenville; one aunt, Willie Jackson of Dallas; two special cousins, Walter Jackson of Lamont and Daisy Cotton of Metcalfe; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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

The Rev. Earnest Haywood will officiate.

McNeil

PACE Funeral services for Mary McNeil, 59, of Pace will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Riverside United Baptist Church, Rosedale. She died July 18, 2002, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood. Burial will be in Mt. Olive MB Church Cemetery, Pace, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Rosedale.

Survivors include her husband, Sammie McNeil of Pace; two daughters, Denise (Timothy) Wright of Greenville and Norma (Aubrey) Evans of Rosedale; two sons, Darnell (Patricia) McNeil of Pace and Dennis (Valisa) McNeil of Greenville; nine sisters, Earnestine Meeks of Memphis, Doris Lee Vail of West Memphis, Ark., Mary Alice Liddell and Mary Ella (Eric) Lucas, both of St. Louis, Mo., Queen (Leonard) Brown of Chicago, Ora Lee Wilson of Hammond, Ind., Georgia (Bobby) Williams of Rosedale, Odessia (Clayton) Rice of Austin, Texas, and Olivia Phillips of Oklahoma City, Okla.; four brothers, Tom (Irene) Meeks Jr., Henry (Loretta) Phillips Jr. and Andrew James Phillips, all of Cleveland, and Willie Earl Phillips of Albany, Ga.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; seven stepchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., with family hour from 6 to 7 p.m., at Redmon Funeral Home chapel, Rosedale. The remains will lie in state at the church Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

The Rev. Eddie C. Williams will officiate.

Nelson

GREENVILLE Funeral services for Willie Mae Nelson, 68, of Greenville will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Shady Grove MB Church, Greenville. She died July 22, 2002, at her home. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.

Survivors include two daughters, Rosemary Strong and Sandra (Daniel) Nelson, both of Greenville; three sons, James (Angela) Brady of Leland, and Terry Lee Brady and Jackie Wayne Brady, both of Dallas; two sisters, Annie Mae Nelson and Carrie Nelson, both of Chicago; one brother, Robert Nelson of Vicksburg; nine grandchildren, Cassandra T. Nelson and Twaski M. Nelson, both of Flint, Mich., Torian Perkins and Shawn Norman, both of Greenville, Jamien Smith and Terrance Brady, both of Dallas, Dewan Prince of Hollandale, Tomeka Brady of Columbus, Ga., and Tiffany Hart of Florida; two special friends, Katie B. Moore of Greenville and Sherry Lindsey of Flint, Mich.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.

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

The Rev. Charles Stewart will officiate.

Thomas

HOLLANDALE Funeral services for Maggie L. Thomas, 64, of Hollandale will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Simmons High School Auditorium, Hollandale. She died July 20, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in New Foundation MB Church Cemetery, Hollandale, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Hollandale.

Maggie "Shug" Thomas was born Aug. 28, 1937, to the late Herman and Maggie Thomas. She confessed Christ in 1952, and late moved to Vickland, Miss., where she became a member of Pleasant Valley MB Church. A few years went by, and she moved to Hollandale, Miss., where she became a member of New Foundation MB Church. She was a faithful member until her death.

One son, R.L. Thomas, preceded her in death.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories two daughters, Debra (Willie) Hayes of Chicago and Emma (McKinley) McNeil of Greenville; four sons, Solomon Thomas and Jerry Thomas, both of Chicago, and Andrew (Lisa) Thomas and Michael (Tonya) Thomas, both of Atlanta, Ga.; six sisters, Beatrice Bryant of Milwaukee, Rosie Ford and Pearline (John Henry) Williams, both of Panther Burn, Bertha Mae (A.C.) Gibson of Delta City, Dorothy (O.D.) Addison of Hollandale and Barbara Nell (Bob) Holt of Chicago; eight brothers, Lewis T. Thomas of Panther Burn, Herman (Bernice) Thomas of Greenville, Buck Thomas of Belglade, Fla., Johnnie (Dorothy) Thomas, Frank (Dorothy) Thomas and Ruben Thomas, all of Chicago, and Roosevelt Thomas and Jessie Thomas, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; 17 grandchildren, one of whom she raised, Derrick Thomas; three great-grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Redmon Funeral Home chapel, Hollandale. The remains will lie in state at the school Saturday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

The Rev. Banard Thomas will officiate.

Townsend

GREENVILLE Funeral services for Julia Marie "Baby Doll" Hall Townsend, 70, of Greenville will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Vessels of Mercy Church, Greenville. She died July 20, 2002, at her home. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor MB Church Cemetery, Winterville, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.

Julia Marie "Baby Doll" Hall Townsend was born June 26, 1932, in Stoneville, Miss., to the late Leander Hall and Victoria Hall. In 1957, she confessed a hope in Christ under the leadership of the Rev. Slater at Walnut Grove Church, Swiftwater. Later she moved her membership to Shady Grove North Church under Pastor Willie J. Hall.

She leaves to cherish her memories a very special friend, Clarence Wigfall of Greenville; one daughter, Lavern (Robert) Banks of Greenville; four sons, Edward (Rita) Townsend of Holland, Mich., and Ricky Townsend, Larry Townsend and Cedric Townsend, all of Greenville; four brothers, Leander (Angeline) Hall, John (Mary) Hall and Robert Hall, all of Greenville, and Essix (Ann) Hall of Buffalo, N.Y.; one sister, Victoria Scott of Greenville; a sister-in-law, evangelist Rosie Hall of Greenville; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, church member and friends.

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

Pastor Willie J. Hall will officiate.

Turk

LELAND Memorial services for George Nelson Turk, 50, of Colorado Springs, Colo., will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Leland Presbyterian Church, Leland. He died July 19, 2002, in Colorado Springs from diabetic complications.

Washington

GREENVILLE Funeral services for Nancy "Mrs. T" Washington, 86, of Greenville will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at New Hope First Baptist Church, Greenville. She died July 22, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.

"Mrs. T" was born Oct. 9, 1915, to the late Harrison and Carrie Brooks. She was a clerk at Brown's Pastry Shop for over 30 years. She was a resident of Autumn Leaves Nursing Home.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Ethel (Herman) Ganison of Greenville; one goddaughter, Irene Walker of Metcalfe; four granddaughters, Trinia Ganison Roberts and Tyira Ganison, both of Dallas, Valerie (Greg) Tidewell of Dunkinville, Texas, and Stephine Ceasar of Jackson, Miss.; two grandsons, Eric (Amy) Ganison of Richardson, Texas, and Herman (Bridgette) Ganison of Greenville; four great-granddaughters, Queenice, Tyrichia, DeAndria and Kiara; four great-grandsons, DeKendrick, Devante, Devron and Herman III; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Blandy Brooks of Greenville; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relative and friends.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Redmon Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. The remains will lie in state at the church Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Pastor Robert E. Kimble will officiate.

Worbington

GREENVILLE Funeral arrangements for Mary Louise Worbington, 66, of Greenville are pending at Smith Funeral Home, Greenville. She died July 24, 2002, in Tupelo.


 


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