Miscellaneous Washington County, Mississippi Obituaries
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GREENVILLE — Graveside service arrangements for Bryant Kirk Biddle, 81, of Greenville, an Air Force retiree, are pending at Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Jan. 26, 2002, at his home.
CLEVELAND — Graveside services for Marsha L. DeLap, 49, of Cleveland will be today at 3 p.m. in New Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland. She died Jan. 25, 2002, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial will be under the direction of Ray Funeral Home, Cleveland.
Miss DeLap was born Jan. 29, 1952, to Irby B. and Betty DeLap. She graduated from Delta State University and worked in the Social Security office for nine years. She had been a partner and manager of the Linen Closet in Cleveland since 1984. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Irby B. DeLap.
Survivors include her mother, Betty Aldridge DeLap of Cleveland; a brother, Doug DeLap and his wife, Betty, of Greenville; one niece, Lauren DeLap of Greenville; and one nephew, Steve DeLap of Greenville.
PHILADELPHIA — Funeral services for Alda G. Hobby, 100, of Philadelphia, a homemaker, were Saturday at 1 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home chapel, Philadelphia. She died Jan. 23, 2002, at Choctaw Residential Center, Neshoba County. Burial was in New Black Jack Cemetery, Philadelphia.
She was born and raised in the Zephyr Hill community of Neshoba County, where she made her home all her life. She was a member of the New Black Jack Baptist Church in Philadelphia. She was also a member of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 91 in Philadelphia, where she served as worthy matron. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Hobby, and two daughters, Marcella Griffin and Marjorie Donald.
Survivors include one son, Billy Hobby and wife Jeanette of Brandon; one daughter, Georgia Lou Lee of Baynton Beach, Fla.; one son-in-law, Walter Griffin of Atlanta, Ga.; three granddaughters, Betty Stanley, Linda Davis and Sandra Ballentine; and three grandsons, James Donald, Scott Griffin and Jeff Hobby.
The Rev. Ira Curtis Griffin officiated.
INDIANOLA — Funeral arrangements for the Rev. J.M. Kimble, 84, of Indianola are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. He died Jan. 26, 2002, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola.
SHAW — Funeral services for Marlou J. Montesi, 83, of Shaw will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Shaw. He died Jan. 26, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Shaw Cemetery under the direction of Ray Funeral Home, Cleveland.
Mr. Montesi was born on Jan. 24, 1919, in Sunflower to Alberigo and Maria Paioni Montesi. He served his country in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of technical sergeant. He married Rosa Bologna on Nov. 23, 1946, in San Leandro, Calif. He was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, the VFW, the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and the Columbus Club.
He was preceded in death by his grandson, Matt Short, in September 1996.
Survivors include his wife, Rosa Montesi of Shaw; two daughters, Marilou (Louis) Leyens of Norwalk, Conn., and Sammye Ann (Dennis) Short of Shaw; two grandchildren, Ryan (Heather) Short and Dan Short; and one great-granddaughter, Emma Grace Short.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, followed by the rosary at 7 p.m.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Dorothy Evans Shaw, 78, of Greenville, a retired state employee, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Jan. 26, 2002, at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday in North Union Cemetery, Bellefontaine.
Mrs. Shaw was a native of Webster County, where she graduated from the Eupora High School. She married William Floyd Shaw in 1946. In 1951, they made their home in Greenville, where she was a bookkeeper and office manager with the Mississippi Department of Human Services for 35 years. She retired in October 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1996. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Anita Shaw Luke of Greenville; and two granddaughters, Jamie Elizabeth Luke and Laurie Lea Luke, both of Greenville.
The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. at Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
HOLLANDALE — Funeral arrangements for Ethel L. Warren, 74, of Hollandale are pending at Redmon Funeral Home, Hollandale. She died Jan. 24, 2002, at her home.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Curtis Washington Sr., 65, of Greenville are pending at Watson-Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Jan. 25, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.
LELAND — Funeral services for Booker T. "BaBo" Williams, 66, of Leland will be today at 1:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Home MB Church, Leland. He died Jan. 24, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home MB Church Cemetery under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Leland.
Booker T. Williams was born to Dessie Warren Pinkney and the late Rollie Williams on March 23, 1935. He was preceded in death by his father, Rollie Williams; three brothers, Fred Pinkney, Jimmy Pinkney and Leroy Pinkney; and one sister, Evelyn Smith.
He leaves to cherish his memory a loving mother, Dessie Ree Pinkney of Chicago; two sisters, Deloris Pinkney of Chicago and Juanita (George) Wright of Greenville; two brothers, Eddie (Dorothy) Pinkney Jr. of Chicago and Gregary Williams of Texas; a loving aunt, Mary Fox of Greenville; an uncle, Charlie Ware; many cousins who loved and cherished him as a brother; and a host of friends and loved ones.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Lon Jordan Williams, 79, of Smithfield, Va., and formerly of Greenville are pending at Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville. He died of heart failure Jan. 24, 2002, at his residence.
ROSEDALE — Funeral services for Tom Williams, 54, of Rosedale will be at 1 p.m. today at C.A. Burke Memorial Church, Rosedale. He died Jan. 23, 2002, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery, Rosedale, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.
RULEVILLE — Funeral services for Bennie Agness, 77, of Ruleville will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Byas Funeral Home chapel, Ruleville. He died Nov. 23, 2002, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial will be in Mt. Galilee Cemetery, Ruleville.
Survivors include one brother, Alf Agness of Memphis; one sister, Christine Agness of Toledo, Ohio; a special caretaker, Willie M. McClinton of Ruleville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Rev. F.L. Ford will officiate.
RULEVILLE — Funeral services for Corine Baugh, 58, of Ruleville will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Countywide Outreach Ministry, Indianola. She died Nov. 25, 2002, at North Sunflower County Hospital, Ruleville. Burial will be in I John Cemetery, Doddsville, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Ruleville.
Survivors include her mother, Maxine Ingram of Ruleville; four sons, Willie Mack of San Diego, John Mack of Chicago, and Larry Mack and Walter Baugh, both of Ruleville; two daughters, Rubie Moore of Greenwood and Bobbie Baugh of Itta Bena; five brothers, Eugene Ingram of Chicago, Robert Ingram and Jack Ingram, both of Schlater, Hardy Ingram of Blaine and Casey Ingram of Itta Bena; and three sisters, Bobbie Moore of Charleston, Mo., Linda Ingram of Chicago and Ruby Ingram of Itta Bena.
Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pastor David Ballard will officiate.
LAKE VILLAGE, Ark. — Graveside services for Hazel Ford Nelson Bledsoe, 89, of Lake Village will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Miss. She died Nov. 24, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be under the direction of Griffin-Steele Funeral Service, Lake Village.
Mrs. Bledsoe was born in Philadelphia, Miss., Feb. 12, 1913. She was a Methodist. She had been in nearly every state in the United States. She was in Hawaii when it was made a state, and she also visited Canada. Her first husband, P.R. Nelson, was a war veteran. Mr. Nelson passed away on Dec. 13, 1966. She met Billie H. Bledsoe three years later. They were married in Eudora, Ark., in the Methodist Church there on Valentine's Day 1970. She lived in Lake Village, Ark., the rest of her life. Billie passed away in Chicot Memorial Hospital on March 11, 1991.
Mrs. Bledsoe was the daughter of Maurine E. Ford and Eunice L. Hatcher Ford of Philadelphia. She was the fourth of eight children, who have all preceded her in death.
She is survived by a stepson, Dr. Timothy Bledsoe and his wife, Mary, of Grosse Point, Mich., and their daughter, Daisy Bledsoe, whom she loved very much. Also a stepdaughter, Anna Kosser and her husband Dan of Houston, Texas, and their three children, Kari, Kimberly and Kaycie; and five great-grandchildren. She also leaves one niece, Fayretta Cstledge of Clarksdale, Miss., whom she helped raise; and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.
She will be laid to rest in the Greenville Cemetery beside her first husband, P.R. Nelson, and other members of her family.
The Rev. Todd-Paul R. Taulbee will officiate.
MOUND BAYOU — Funeral services for Katrina Honorable, 22, of Mound Bayou will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Bethel AME Church, Mound Bayou. She died Nov. 24, 2002, at Elvis Presley Trauma Center, Memphis. Burial will be in Rising Star Cemetery, Mound Bayou, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.
Survivors include her mother, Shirley Clifton of Mound Bayou; her stepfather, Antonio Clifton Sr. of Mound Bayou; one daughter, Jabriar Honorable of Mound Bayou; two sons, Jakiel Honorable and Jadarious Honorable, both of Mound Bayou; two sisters, Kmetris Skeen of Chicago and Inez Clifton of Mound Bayou; one brother, Anthony Clifton of Mound Bayou; and two grandmothers, Inez Clifton and Vera Phipps, both of Mound Bayou.
Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church.
The Rev. Johnson will officiate.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Freddie Lee Jackson, 50, of Henderson, Ky., and formerly of Greenville, are pending at Harris-Brown & Marion Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Nov. 24, 2002, in Henderson.
HOLLANDALE — Funeral services for Bennie Charles Keith Sr., 71, of Hollandale, a retired deputy sheriff, will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Hollandale Baptist Church, Hollandale. He died of heart failure Nov. 26, 2002, at his home. Burial will be in Hollandale Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Hollandale.
Mr. Keith was born April 11, 1931, in Hollandale, Miss., and graduated from Hollandale public schools in 1950. In 1950, he married Rose Katherine "Kitty" Harper. They celebrated their 52nd anniversary on November 5th. He was a deputy with the Washington County Sheriff's Department, retiring after 40 years of service. He served the community under five different sheriffs. He was a member of the Hollandale Baptist Church, and he was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Rose Katherine Keith of Hollandale; two daughters, Gail Long and Donna Wade, both of Hollandale; two sons, Bennie Keith Jr. of Starkville and Harper Louis Keith of Hollandale; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Boone Funeral Home chapel, Hollandale.
ROLLING FORK — Graveside services for Willie James Moore, 72, of Rolling Fork will be today at 10 a.m. at Mt. Ollie MB Church Cemetery, Egremont. He died Nov. 22, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be under the direction of Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork.
ROLLING FORK — Graveside services for Harmony Divine Ousley, stillborn, of Rolling Fork will be today at 11 a.m. at Danover Cemetery, Egremont. She died Nov. 22, 2002, at River Region Hospital, Vicksburg. Burial will be under the direction of Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork.
Survivors include her father, Roderick Montgomery of Rolling Fork; her mother, LaShara Ousley of Rolling Fork; two sisters, Kimberly Ousley and RedDreika Ousley, both of Rolling Fork; and one brother, Keuntey Ousley of Rolling Fork.
CLEVELAND — Funeral arrangements for Ollie M. Selby, 92, of Shelby are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died Nov. 26, 2002, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland.
INDIANOLA — Funeral services for Felicia White, 20, of Morton will be Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew MB Church, Indianola. She died Nov. 21, 2002, at Scott Regional Baptist Hospital, Forrest. Burial will be in St. Matthew MB Church Cemetery under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Indianola.
She is survived by her mother, Shirley White of Morton; her father, Cleotha White Sr. of Indianola; two brothers, Cedric Butler and Cleotha White Jr., both of Morton; maternal grandparents, John and Mattie Butler of Indianola; and paternal grandparents, the Rev. James and Rosetta White of Sunflower.
Visitation will be today from 1 to 5 p.m. at Dillon Funeral Home chapel.
Pastor J.A. Martin will officiate.