Miscellaneous Washington County, Mississippi Obituaries

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Barnum

GREENVILLE -- Funeral arrangements for Leon Barnum Jr., 68, of Greenville are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Jan. 25, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenvivlle.

Fava

PONTOTOC -- Funeral mass for Pete J. Fava Sr., 84, of Pontotoc and formerly of Greenville, will be today at 11 a.m. at Forest Hill Chapel-East, Memphis. He died Jan 26, 2003, at Sardis Community Nursing Home, Sardis. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery-East of Memphis.

Mr. Fava was born Oct. 30, 1918, in Stonewall, Miss. He was an active member of St. Christopher Catholic Church in Pontotoc, Miss., and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army. He was a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Greenville, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the Italian-American Club. He was a retired refrigeration technician.

Visitation will be held today from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral mass.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Dorothy C. Fava of Pontotoc; two daughters, Andrea Fava of Greenville, Lisa Fava Dearman and her husband, Jack, of Acworth, Ga.; two sons, John Fava of Madison and Peter J. Fava Jr., and his wife, Laura, of Pontotoc; five grandchildren, Angela Fava Oltremari of Greenville, Pamela Fava Robinette of Jackson, Pete Joseph Fava III and Margaret Denise Fava, both of Pontotoc, and Dorothy Victoria "Tori" Dearman of Acworth, Ga.; and two sisters, Doris Landi and Enrica Mendini, both of Jacksonville, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, Md. 20871, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital of Memphis.

Fratesi

INDIANOLA -- Funeral services for Larry P. Fratesi, 85, a retired farmer of Indianola will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Indianola. He died Jan. 26, 2003, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola. Burial will be in Indianola City Cemetery under the direction of Card Funeral Home, Indianola.

Mr. Fratesi was a World War II Army veteran and a communicant of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Josephine Muzzi Fratesi of Indianola; three daughters, Monica Fratesi McIntyre of Isola, and Toni Fratesi Bostick and Rita Fratesi Quinn, both of Olive Branch; one son, Steve Fratesi of Leland; two sisters, Mary Braslow of Indianola and Elda Florianni of Lake village, Ark.; three brothers, Phillip Fratesi and Joe Fratesi, both of Indianola, and Paul Fratesi of Gulf Shores, Ala.; and 10 grandchildren.

A rosary will be today from 5:30 to 6 p.m., with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m., at Card Funeral Home, Indianola.

Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Hill

BELZONI -- Funeral services for Joseph "J.P." Hill, 58, a farm worker of Belzoni will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Goodwill MB Church, Belzoni. He died of heart failure Jan. 21, 2003, at his home. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Church Cemetery, Belzoni, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Belzoni.

Survivors include a special friend, Ms. Jessie Smith of Belzoni; two sons, Quentarius Hill and Roger Hill, both of Belzoni; one daughter, Sheena Hill of Belzoni; two brothers, Willie James Hill and Dexter Hill, both of Apaka, Fla.; four sisters, Augusta Harris, Emma D. Hill and Virge Edwards, all of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Floria Lee Jones of Apaka, Fla.; two uncles; and one aunt.

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

The Rev. Earl Reed will officiate.

Irving

GREENVILLE -- Funeral arrangements for Ida Lee Titus Irving, 49, of Greenville and formerly of Compton, Calif., are pending at Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Jan. 26, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.

Powell

GREENVILLE -- Funeral services for Glynn Reynolds Powell, 80, a homemaker of Greenville will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville. She died of heart failure Jan. 26, 2003, at Autumn Leaves Nursing Home, Greenville. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville.

She was born in Timmonsville, S.C., where she received her education. She has been a resident of Greenville since 1948, where she was a wedding consultant for many years. She also owned and operated Glynn's Flowers and Bridal Shop until her retirement in 1987. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she was active in many church ministries and especially enjoyed the jail ministries. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charley and Drucilla Reynolds; two sisters, Bertha Reynolds and Mazie Lundquist; and three brothers, Charlie Reynolds, Robert C. Reynolds and Ocie D. Reynolds.

Survivors include her husband, Ben W. Powell of Greenville; one daughter, Donna G. Powell of Greenville; one sister, Azelea R. Seaman of Walker, La.; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will received friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville.

Robinson

SHAW -- Funeral services for James L. Robinson, 96, of Shaw were Friday, at Ray Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died Jan. 21, 2003, at University Medical Center, Lebanon, Tenn. Burial followed at Shaw Cemetery.

Mr. Robinson was born on Jan. 22, 1907, in Louisville to Lattie Paul and Connie Robinson. He married Pauline Williams on Aug. 20, 1935, in Columbia, Miss. They moved to the Delta in 1942, where he was employed as a farm manager.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Williams Robinson, in 1996; a son, Al Robinson; and his parents, Lattie Paul and Connie Robinson.

Survivors include three sons, James Paul Robinson of Shaw, Joe Robinson of Harrison, Ark., and Don Robinson of Lebanon, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kevin Robinson, Randall Robinson, Joe Dan Robinson, Steve Robinson, Michael Robinson, Wade Muirhead, Allen Martinson and Dennis Short.

Memorials may be made to the Mississippi Baptist Children's Village or the charity of your choice.

Smith

INDIANOLA -- Funeral arrangements for James Smith, 62, of Indianola and formerly of Greenville are pending at Smith Funeral home, Greenville. He died Jan. 27, 2003, at his home in Indianola.

Thomas

GREENVILLE -- Funeral arrangements for Marvin Earl Thomas, 49, of Greenville are pending at Watson-Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Jan. 27, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.

Braswell

INDIANOLA -- Funeral services for Dexter Lydell Braswell, 35, of Indianola will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Card Funeral Home, Indianola. He died March 11, 2003, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola. Burial will be in Indianola City Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Janelle Vance Braswell.
Survivors include his father, Dewey Loyd Braswell of Sunflower; and his caretaker, Beverly Winstead.

Bush

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Funeral services for Nora Smith Bush, 90, of Jacksonville and formerly of Greenville, Miss., will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Nowell Funeral Home chapel, Clarksdale, Miss. She died of heart failure March 10, 2003, at Atrium Health Center, Jacksonville. Burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery, Clarksdale.

She was born Feb. 10, 1913, in Carrollton, Miss. She was a retired clerk for the Department of Agriculture after 28 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Greenville.

Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Hutson of Atlanta, Ga., and Nancy Cunningham of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Corinne Hyde of Pensacola, Fla., Catherine Ligon of Memphis and Odelle Adkins of Fort Myers, Fla.; three grandchildren, Kirk Hobbs of Valpariso, Fla., Celeste Bilson of Atlanta, Ga., and Stephanie Rawls of Orlando, Fla.; and two great-grandchildren, Montana Hobbs and Reagan Hobbs.

Visitation will be Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Nowell Funeral Home, Clarksdale.

The Rev. L. David Cunningham will officiate.

Ferguson

VICKSBURG -- Funeral services for Hautense Moore Ferguson, 85, of Vicksburg and formerly of Hollandale, a retired nurse's aide, will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Lake Washington Baptist Church, Glen Allan. She died of heart failure March 10, 2003, at River Regional Medical Center, Vicksburg. Burial will be in County Line Cemetery, Glen Allan, under the direction of Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville.

She was born in Flora, Miss., and moved to Delta City, where she received her education. She later made her home in the Glen Allan area, and worked as a nurse's aide, retiring at The King's Daughters Hospital in 1977. She was a member of Lake Washington Baptist Church.

Survivors include five daughters, Martha Cockrell of New Athens, Ill., Bennie Nell Brown of Vicksburg, Kathryn Hogue of Glen Allan, Myrtle Rea Cooper of Tylertown and Juanita Goodman of Alexandria, La.; three brothers, Ray Moore of Bowden, Ga., Donald Moore of Birmingham, Ala., and James Moore of Moorhead; one sister, Shellie Jones of Anguilla; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lake Washington Baptist Church, Glen Allan.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Ford

LOUISE -- Funeral services for Algie Lee Ford, 68, of Louise, a farmer, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill MB Church, Louise. He died of heart failure March 5, 2003, at Humphreys County Memorial Hospital, Belzoni. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery, Louise, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Belzoni.

Survivors include his wife, Delores Ford of Louise; four sons, Algie Ford, Ricky Rod, Willie Penamon and Rodney Penamon; seven daughter, Bobbie Morning, Mildred Ford, Sherry Ford, Brenda Humphreys, Nakeda Armstrong, Tameka Penamon and Lisa Ford; and his mother, Annie Ford of Louise.

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

Johnson

GREENVILLE -- Funeral arrangements for Estella Johnson, 95, of Greenville are pending at Watson-Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville. She died March 11, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.

Marshall

GREENVILLE -- Funeral services for Rhea Fisher Marshall, 90, a Greenville Compress Co. retiree, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mortimer Funeral Home, Greenville. She died March 9, 2003, at Hospice Ministries, Ridgeland. Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery.

Mrs. Marshall was the widow of Joe Frank Marshall. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church and United Methodist Women's Circle No. 2. She was a former resident of Greenville.

Survivors include one daughter, Jo Alice (Walt) Grayson of Brandon; one granddaughter, Tammy Johnson Mathis of Brandon; one grandson, Jason Johnson of Fort Smith, Ark.; four great-grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren, Keri Horn of Brandon and Jeff Johnson of Fort Smith, Ark.

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

McGhee

SYMONDS -- Funeral arrangements for Earl McGhee, 68, of Symonds are pending at Redmon Funeral Home, Rosedale. He died March 10, 2003, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland.

Thorns

SHAW -- Funeral arrangements for Bessie J. Thorns, 77, of Shaw are pending at Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died March 11, 2003, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland.


 


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