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HOLLANDALE -- Funeral arrangements for Henry Clifton Gibson Sr., 72, of Hollandale are pending at Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork. He died Jan. 26, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.
ANGUILLA -- Funeral arrangements for Virginia McCullum, 68, of Anguilla are pending at Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork. She died Jan. 25, 2003, at her home.
INDIANOLA -- Funeral services for James M. Smith Jr., 62, of Indianola and formerly of Greenville, a truck driver, will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. He died of cancer Jan. 27, 2003, at his home. Burial will be in Leland-Stoneville Cemetery, Stoneville.
Mr. Smith was born July 22, 1940, at Skene, Miss., to James and Effie Smith. He moved to Greenville at an early age with his family. He attended Greenville public schools. He was a lifelong resident of Greenville until moving to Indianola in 1997. He and his wife Shirley were the former owners of the Prime Steer Steak House in Greenville. He was employed with America's Catch as a truck driver until ill health forced him to retire in 2002. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Mary Francis Phifer and Linda Horton; and two brothers, Frank Smith and Gene Smith.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Shirley Smith of Indianola; two brothers, Jerry (Kay) Smith of Hollandale and Charlie Smith of Greenville; and two grandchildren, Michael Smith and Cameron Smith.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Greenville.
The Rev. David Vaughn will officiate.
CHICAGO -- Funeral services for Roger Lee Brown, 59, of Chicago and formerly of Greenville, Miss., were March 8 at Leak and Sons Funeral Home Chapels, Chicago. He died March 2, 2003, at Little Company of Mary Hospital, Chicago. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery and Mausoleum, Evergreen Park.
Roger Lee Brown was the eldest born Aug. 11, 1943, to the late Robert and Ora Brown in Sunflower, Miss. Family members and friends affectionately knew him as "Bob." He believed in God and confessed Christ at an early age.
He was educated at Lucy Webb Elementary and Coleman High School in Greenville. He later received certificates of achievements from various trade schools and Olive-Harvey College in Chicago.
Bob was an independent contractor specializing in carpentry, painting and electrical repairs. He cultivated a natural artistic ability and sold pieces of his artwork.
Bob was known for his love of the great outdoors and hunting game. He was a devout fisherman and enjoyed traveling.
On Sunday, March 2, 2003, his heavenly Father called Roger "Bob" Brown home. His sister, Josephine Brown McBeth, preceded him in death.
He leaves to mourn and cherish his memories a loving, devoted daughter, Nicole; a daughter, Michelle; a son, Jeffrey (Priscilla); stepchildren, Betsy, Ruby, Patricia, Landers and Conrad; one beloved sister, Joyce Brown of Greenville; one beloved brother, Clifton (Evelyn) Brown of Chicago; three aunts, Millie Flemings of Greenville, Arbella Walls of Chicago and Mary Hardy of St. Louis, Mo.; three uncles, Charlie Harris of Greenville, Tim Brown of St. Louis, Mo., and John Perry Brown of Toledo, Ohio; a very devoted friend, Dorothy Kelly; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
LELAND -- Funeral arrangements for Edward Cooper, 87, of Leland are pending at Watson-Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville. He died March 14, 2003, at his home.
BENTON -- Funeral services for Brenda W. Hicks, 39, of Benton and formerly of Greenville were Sunday at 2 p.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home chapel, Yazoo City. She died of cancer March 14, 2003, at Rankin General Hospital, Brandon. Burial was in Scotland Baptist Cemetery, Yazoo County.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ellis Worbington.
Survivors include her spouse, Carl J. Hicks Jr. of Benton; three daughters, Stacey Hicks, Maggie Hicks and Carly Hicks, all of Benton; her mother and stepfather, Claudie and Ferris Wright of Yazoo City; two brothers, Dennis Worbington and Ron "Butch" Worbington, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one sister and brother-in-law, Amanda and Bobby Barton of Yazoo City; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society; Joe Lee Griffin Hope Lodge, 1104 Ireland Way, Birmingham, Ala. 35205; or Angel Flight Southwest, Regional Operations Center, 8742 Airport Blvd., Leesburg, Ga. 34788.
The Rev. Ken Lynch officiated.
BRUCE -- Funeral services for John William "Bill" Kisner, 68, of Bruce and formerly of Greenville were March 2 at 2 p.m. at Parker Memorial Funeral Home chapel, Bruce. He died Feb. 28, 2003, at his daughter's home in Leland. Burial was in Bruce Cemetery.
Mr. Kisner was born Aug. 20, 1934, the son of Jan Kisner and Lois Williams Kisner, in Water Valley, Miss. He retired as laboratory technician for Greenville Mill in 1987. He was a longtime member and deacon of Greenfield Baptist Church, Greenville, and recently moved his membership to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Bruce.
Survivors include four daughters, Cynthia Ann Floyd and husband, Mike, of Leland, Deborah Lynn Davis and husband, Darry, of Shaw, Rebecca Carol Moak and husband, Dwayne, of Flora, and Cheryl Gay Cornelius of Greenville; one son, John Hollis Kisner and wife, Christy, of Tupelo; 11 grandchildren, Trudy Ann Whitfield, Nicholas Bradford Simmons, William Tyler Floyd, Justin Burt Davis, Lauren Michelle Davis, Kelly Peyton Davis, William Hoyt Moak, Alison Rebecca Moak, C.L. Cornelius Jr., Joshua Seth Cornelius and Alyssa Marie Kisner; one great-grandchild, Kaitlyn Breanna Whitfield; and one brother, James Morgan Kisner and wife, Gloria, of Gallatin, Tenn.
The Rev. L.H. McCullough and the Rev. Rick Griffin officiated.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Kisner, Gary Paul Adams, Tommy Cain, Randy Cain, Billy Gene Goodwin, Lanny Hillhouse, Tony Cain, Johnny Norwood, Junior Hillhouse, Terry Dean Cain and Maurice Adams.
GREENVILLE -- Funeral services for Alice Maggiefield, 94, of Greenville will be today at 1 p.m. at Sisson Chapel of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died March 12, 2003, at her home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville.
Survivors include one son, Lawrence Maggiefield of Chicago; four daughters, Sadie Ridgell and Charlotte (Lesley Cannon) Maggiefield, both of Greenville, Lillie Harris of Isola and Mary Fleming of Chicago; two sisters, Alberta Morris and Viola Sosa, both of Greenville; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren.
Elder Sam Turner will officiate.
TCHULA -- Funeral services for Willie Lee Rucker, of Tchula, a public worker, will be today at 1 p.m. at Mt. Oliver MB Church, Isola. He died of heart failure March 13, 2003, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood. Burial will be in Mt. Oliver Cemetery, Isola, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Belzoni.
Survivors include three sons, Sylvester Rucker of Milwaukee, John Edward Rucker of Marks and Christopher Rucker of Greenville; seven daughters, Vera Hall of Chicago, Yvonne Rucker, Shirley Green, Shirley Toy, Brenda Hunter and Josie Hall, all of Belzoni, and Letha Clay of Detroit; three brothers, A.D. Pettigrew of Greenville, and Willie Lee Johnson and Kenny Johnson, both of Tchula; and a very special friend, Annie B. Johnson of Tchula.
Visitation will be today from noon to 1 p.m. at Mt. Oliver MB Church, Isola.
SHELBY -- Funeral services for Sidney Taylor, 57, of Shelby will be today at 2 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home chapel, Shelby. He died March 12, 2003, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial will be in Shelby Cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters, Annie L. Taylor of Friars Point and Alice Hemway of Shelby; and four brothers, Sammie Taylor of Clarksdale, Willie Taylor of Rome, Frank Taylor of Friars Point and Leffy Coleman of Detroit.
Pastor Emma Williams will officiate.
GREENVILLE -- Funeral arrangements for Milton Triplett, 73, of Greenville are pending at Dillon Funeral Home, Leland. He died March 11, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.
MOORHEAD — Funeral services for Odessa Lee Allen, 51, of Moorhead will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Union Grove MB Church, Moorhead. She died Jan. 20, 2002, at her home. Burial will be in Swan Lake Cemetery, Moorhead, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
Survivors include one son, William Allen Jr. of Moorhead; one daughter, Idella Allen of Moorhead; four brothers, Otha Lee Fowler, Leotha Fowler and Nathaniel Fowler, all of St. Louis, Mo., and J.D. Fowler of Nashville, Tenn.; five sisters, Idella Triplette, Betty Beaman, Bobby J. Jones and Dorothy Turner, all of Moorhead, and Olivia Sproulls of Scott; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. The body will lie in state at the church Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m.
The Rev. M.J. Dean will officiate.
ARCOLA — Funeral services for Annie Lee Anderson, 49, of Arcola will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Southside Church of Christ, Greenville. She died Jan. 20, 2002, at her home. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, under the direction of Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale.
Survivors include three sons, John Mark Anderson Jr. and Cornelious Anderson, both of Arcola, and Jerry (Annie) Anderson of Lawrence, Kan.; four sisters, Dorothy Phillips of Greenville, Betty (Charles) Wilson of Arcola, and Luvenia Taylor and Georgia M. Williams, both of Lawrence, Kan.; four brothers, Johnny Taylor Jr. and Jerry Taylor, both of Hollandale, and Kenneth A. Taylor and Charlie C. Taylor, both of Lawrence, Kan.; a special friend, Ned Stuart of Arcola; and six grandchildren.
Family hour will be today from 6 to 7 p.m. at Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale.
INVERNESS — Funeral services for Bertha Bailey, 85, of Inverness will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at New Hope MB Church, Inverness. She died Jan. 20, 2002, at her home. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Garden, Indianola, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
Survivors include five sons, James Richards, Johnny Lee Bailey, David Ambrose, Willie Frank Ambrose and Dale Bailey Ambrose; one daughter, Patrice Smith; and 10 grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
The Rev. Edward Thompson will officiate.
SHELBY — Funeral arrangements for Jim Black Sr., 66, of Shelby are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Shelby. He died Jan. 24, 2002, at his home.
ATLANTA — Funeral services for Dwaine E. "Coach Cleveland" Cleveland, 47, of Atlanta and formerly of Lake Village, Ark., and Greenville, Miss., will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Christian Liberty Church, Lake Village, Ark. He died Jan. 20, 2002, at Northside Hospital, Atlanta. Burial will be in Christian Liberty Church Cemetery under the direction of M. Davis Strickland Funeral Home, Dermott, Ark.
CLEVELAND — Funeral arrangements for Luberta Fairman, 77, of Cleveland are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died Jan. 24, 2002, at Bolivar Health and Rehabilitation, Cleveland.
SHAW — Funeral services for Caruther Gant, 92, of Shaw will be Saturday at noon at Mt. Olive MB Church east of Shaw. He died Jan. 20, 2002, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial will be in Stephensville Cemetery, Stephensville, under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Leland.
He leaves to remember him with love one daughter, Rosie Marie (David) Oliver of Chicago; two sons, Arthur Rufus Holmes and Johnny Holmes, both of Detroit; one grandson whom he raised, Vester Gant Jr. of Shaw; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. He also leaves a special niece, Jeanette Thomas of Shaw.
Visitation will be today from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Rev. Amos Gilmore will officiate.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Evangelist Margie Cork Coffey Howard, 67, of Greenville will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Washington County General Baptist Center, Greenville. She died Jan. 19, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Leland.
Survivors include four daughters, Margie (Bud) Fordham of Leland, Dorothy Coffey of Oakland, Calif., and Minnie Coffey and Carolyn Coffey, both of Greenville; two sons, Curtis Coffey Jr. of Oakland, Calif., and Charles Coffey of Greenville; two sisters, Ruby Evans and Minnie Appleton, both of Greenville; three brothers, Westley (Queenie) Cork, Charlie (Marie) Cork and Jimmie (Shirley) Cork, all of Greenville; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a host of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pastor Carl Daniels will officiate.
GLEN ALLAN — Funeral services for Yoland Jennings, 99, of Glen Allan, a housewife, will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home chapel, Rolling Fork. She died Jan. 23, 2002, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Rolling Fork. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery, Glen Allan.
Mrs. Jennings lived in Glen Allan most of her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Rolling Fork. She was preceded in death by one son, J. Dewayne Jennings; and two daughters, Juanita Nichols and Lorene Gallagher.
Survivors include one son, W.R. "Billy" Jennings of Greenville; two daughters, Lucille Uzzle of Glen Allan and Jeanette Weeks of Jonesboro, La.; 29 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Rev. Reese Kyzar and the Rev. Millard L. Caulder will officiate.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Tara R. Johnson, 28, of Greenville are pending at Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Jan. 24, 2002, at her home.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Minola Jones, 84, of Greenville will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Sisson Chapel of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Jan. 22, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Metcalfe.
Survivors include two granddaughters, Katrina Collins of Greenville and Angie Collins of Chicago; three grandsons, Victor Collins, Tommy Collins and Tommy Collins Jr., all of Chicago; one nephew, Joseph Collins of Greenville; one grandnephew, Chris Collins of Greenville; and one special friend, Catherine Holliman of Greenville.
Visitation will be Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
The Rev. Kenneth Knox will officiate.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Robert Killingsworth, 61, of Greenville are pending at Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Jan. 24, 2002, at his home.
ROSEDALE — Funeral services for Mack Henry Richardson, 56, of Rosedale will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at C.A. Burke Memorial Church, Rosedale. He died Jan. 22, 2002, at his home. Burial will be in St. Paul Church Cemetery, Wright's Crossing, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Rosedale.
MOUND BAYOU — Funeral services for Anthony Levon Scott, 17, of Mound Bayou will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Mound Bayou. He died Jan. 23, 2002, in Mound Bayou from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Burial will be in Rising Star MB Church Cemetery, Mound Bayou, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.
Survivors include his mother, Jeanette Scott of Mound Bayou; his father, Willie Porter of Mound Bayou; two sisters, Lamonika Scott and Angela Scott, both of Mound Bayou; and three brothers, Willie Scott, Travis Scott and Emmett Scott, all of Mound Bayou.
Visitation will be Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.
The Rev. James Miller will officiate.
MOORHEAD — Funeral services for Callie Walker, 74, of Moorhead will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Trinity House of Prayer, Moorhead. She died Jan. 18, 2002, at her home. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Moorhead, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
Survivors include four sons, Robert Edward Lloyd of Indianola, Robert Earl Lloyd of Ridgeland, and David Walker Jr. and James Walker, both of Moorhead; four daughters, Rosie Mae Jones of Indianola, and Shirley Britton, Nannie Lloyd and Betty Jones, all of Moorhead; five sisters, Emma Tiney of Moorhead, Mattie Gooden of Shelby, Carrie Lee Baines of Chicago, and Mary Parker and Annie Robinson, both of Detroit; and 37 grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. The body will lie in state at the church Saturday from noon to 1 p.m.
The Rev. Herman Cole will officiate.
HOLLANDALE — Funeral services for Floyd Wallace, 48, of Hollandale will be Saturday at noon at Dillon Funeral Home chapel, Leland. He died Jan. 23, 2002, in a house fire. Burial will be in Section Cemetery, Murphy, under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Leland.
Floyd was an employee with Delta and Pine Land of Hollandale for over eight years. He served in the military during the Vietnam War after graduating from Simmons High School in 1971.
Survivors include one daughter, Shaneka Atkins of Hollandale; his mother, Earlzilla Crate Wallace of Hollandale; two sisters, Myrtle (John) Plummer of Indianola and Alice Jean Wallace of Hollandale; three brothers, the Rev. Lonzo (Bobbie) Wallace of Greenville, Perry (Pam) Wallace of Meridian and Terry (Angelia) Wallace of Jackson; three grandchildren; three uncles; three aunts; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
The Rev. Barry Howard will officiate.
ROSEDALE — Funeral services for Tom Williams, 52, of Rosedale will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at C.A. Burke MB Church, Rosedale. He died Jan. 23, 2002, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial will be in Pleasant Green MB Church, Rosedale, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.
Survivors include his mother, Rosie L. Williams of Rosedale; his wife, Kaffee H. Williams of Rosedale; five sons, Tommy Scott, Melvin Wright and Tommy Wright, all of Peoria, Ill., and Micheal Monroe and Tom Monroe, both of Detroit; and four daughters, Linda Bell, Veronica Wright and Kihysa Wright, all of Peoria, Ill., and Lyshena Wilson of Gunnison; four brothers, Willie Williams Jr. of Gary, Ind., Albert Williams of Gunnison, Johnny Williams of Shelby and John Williams of Boyle; two sisters, Elnora Williams and Jessie B. Evans, both of Rosedale; and 20 grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m., with family hour from 6 to 7 p.m., at Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.
Pastor Elnora Littleton will officiate.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Dorothy Washington Woods, 71, of Greenville will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Shady Grove North MB Church, Greenville. She died Jan. 20, 2002, at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Harris, Brown & Marion Funeral Home, Greenville.
Mrs. Woods was born May 7, 1930, in New Orleans. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Dorn D. Woods Sr. on June 28, 1947. To this union 12 children were born. She accepted Christ at Shady Grove MB Church under the leadership of the late Rev. A.E. Freeman. On Jan. 20, 2002, at 2:45 p.m., an angel silently came into Mrs. Woods' room. She was a loving and caring wife and mother who always wore a smile. Mrs. Woods was a lovely housewife, a profession she so dearly loved.
She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memories six daughters, Jacqueline (Thomas) Greene and Linda L. Woods, both of Jackson, Rose Boyce of Memphis, Dorothy (David) Virgin of Houston, Texas, and Jeanette Taylor and Barbara (Edward) Evans, both of Greenville; five sons, Dorn D. Woods Jr., Walter E. Woods, Rodney L. Woods and Samuel D. Woods, all of Greenville, and Arthur B. Woods (Yvette Jennings) of Memphis; one sister, Thelma Henderson of New Orleans; one brother, Arthur Washington of Dover, Del.; one sister-in-law, Bonnie Harris of Cleveland, Ohio; one brother-in-law, O'Neil Jarrow of New Orleans; one aunt, Georgia Robinson of New Orleans; a special and loving niece, Jeanette Williams of New Orleans; 23 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.