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SHELBY — Funeral services for Paylo Brown, 85, of Shelby will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Macedonia MB Church, Shelby. He died Nov. 25, 2002, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial will be in Macedonia MB Church Cemetery under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Shelby.
Visitation will be today from 2 to 6 p.m. at J.H. Hank Chapel of Byas Funeral Home, Shelby.
The Rev. Charles Hall will officiate.
GREENVILLE — Memorial services for Freddie L. Jackson, 50, of Henderson, Ky., and formerly of Greenville will be Saturday at noon at Victory Temple Baptist Church, Greenville. He died of heart failure Nov. 24, 2002, at Methodist Hospital, Henderson. Arrangements are under the direction Harris-Brown & Marion Funeral Home, Greenville.
Survivors include a loving wife, Mellisa Jackson of Henderson, Ky.; two sons, Derrick Jackson and Christopher Jackson, both of Chicago; two stepdaughters, Omeisha Topp and Sierra Gilbert; one stepson, Dezmond Gilbert of Henderson, Ky.; three brothers, James (Janice) Jackson of Chicago, Maurice (Vyckie) Cork of Jacksonville, N.C., and Wardell (Linda) Walter of Lake Village, Ark.; 10 sisters, Minnie (Mickie) Holt, Jewellean Cork, Felisha Tillman, Patricia (Warren) Scott and Sally (Freddie) Johnson, all of Greenville, Tyanne (Marvin) Smith of Memphis, and Allie Richmon, Audrey Malone, Diann Cork and Christina Cork, all of Arlington, Texas; one maternal aunt, Francis Roper of Arlington, Texas; a special stepfather, Wesley Cork of Greenville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Anthony George Joseph, 23, of Greenville will be Saturday at noon at Grace Temple Church, Greenville. He died Nov. 24, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
Survivors include his parents, Jessie (Fletter) Joseph of Greenville; six brothers, Robert Washington, Oliver Joseph, Lamont Joseph, Albert Joseph Ross and Gwaine Ross, all of Greenville, and Jessie Joseph Jr. of North Cross, Ga.; five sisters, Carolyn (Willie) Harris, Debra (Clarence) Smith and Alice (Michael) Parker, all of Greenville, and Shelia Joseph and Vanessa Joseph, both of Houston, Texas; a special friend, Kenyatta Cowan of Greenville; 14 aunts; four uncles; 10 nieces; and nine nephews.
Visitation will be today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.
The Rev. Henry Mason will officiate.
INVERNESS — Funeral services for Arthur Millbrooks, 64, of Inverness will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Shady Grove MB Church, Inverness. He died Nov. 25, 2002, at Rayville Hospital, Rayville, La. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Garden, Indianola, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
Survivors include his wife, Mattie Millbrooks of Inverness; his father, Arthur Millbrooks Sr. of Inverness; three sons, Arthur (Nettie) Millbrooks III of Indianola, and Willie B. Millbrooks and Percy Millbrooks, both of Indianapolis; four daughters, Marylynn (Willie) Alexander of Indianapolis, Doris (Evell) Townsend of Indianola, and Imogene Nailor and Corin (Marvin) Smith, both of Inverness; four sisters, Willie Mae Wright and Myrtis Evans, both of Indianapolis, Alberta (Bill) Bush of Indianola and Juanita (James) Campbell of Inverness; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
The Rev. Edward Thomas will officiate.
INDIANOLA — Funeral services for Amzie Ransfer Jr., 58, of Indianola will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Dillon Funeral Home chapel, Indianola. He died Nov. 26, 2002, at North Sunflower County Hospital, Ruleville. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola.
Survivors include his wife, Earnest B. Ransfer of St. Louis, Mo.; two sons, Amzie Ransfer III and Antoine Ransfer, both of St. Louis, Mo.; his father, Amzie Ransfer Sr. of Indianola; one brother, Al Ransfer of East St. Louis, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Dillon Funeral Home chapel.
The Rev. R.L. Harris will officiate.
CLEVELAND — Graveside services for Ollie Selby, 92, of Cleveland will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Round Lake Cemetery, Round Lake. She died Nov. 26, 2002, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial will be under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.
Survivors include nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and her caretaker, Jerry Gomilla.
The Rev. Christian will officiate.
LELAND — Funeral services for Aiden Parker Swain, 6 days, of Leland will be at 10 a.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Nov. 24, 2002, at Central Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson. Burial will be in Lakeview Gardens Cemetery, Greenville.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ted Ware, in 1996.
Survivors include his father and mother, Scottie and Sonya Swain of Leland; two brothers, Kelbie Tyler Swain and Logan Scott Swain, both of Leland; his paternal grandparents, Rodney and Deborah Swain of Leland; his maternal grandmother, Pat Love of McAdams; his maternal great-grandparents, Leonard and Dorothy Kendrix of Durant, and Juanita Ware.
Visitation will be today from 9 to 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Greenville.
SILVER CITY — Funeral services for Tommie Bates Jr., 71, of Silver City, a farmer, will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Little Mt. Zion MB Church, Silver City. He died of heart failure May 29, 2003, at his home. Burial will be in Little Mt. Zion Church Cemetery, Midnight, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Belzoni.
Survivors include five sons, Norman Bates, Melvin Bates, Tommie Earl Bates and Henry Bates, all of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Stanley Bates of Springfield, Ill.; five daughters, Doris Wilkins of Muskegon, Mich., Rochelle Ray of Springfield, Ill., Linda Norton of Silver City, Diana Winston of Ridgeland and Tammie Bates-Griffin of Madison; and 23 grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday from noon to 5 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home chapel, Belzoni.
Pastor C.W. Ray will officiate.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Adline Patterson Gardner, 90, of Greenville will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Greater Hinds Street MB Church, Greenville. She died May 28, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Beautiful Zion Cemetery, Bobo, under the direction of Crain Funeral Home, Brandon.
Adline P. Gardner was the oldest of 15 children born to the late Jonas and Vinnie Patterson. Miss Gardner was born June 28, 1912, in Liberty, Miss. She attended the Liberty Baptist School until 1929; she was in the eighth grade. She confessed a hope in Christ at an early age.
She came to know and love the late John Gardner and they married in 1942, moving to Shelby, Miss., and then later to Bobo, Miss. This marriage lasted until his death in September 1969. No children were born to this union.
In March of 1942, she joined the Beautiful Zion MB Church, where she remained a faithful member until her health began to fail. In 1997, she moved to Long Beach, Calif., then later back to Greenville in 1998. In 2001, she joined membership with the Greater Hinds Street MB Church in Greenville, Miss.
She was preceded in death by nine brothers, Matthew, Curtis, Hollis, Rufus, John, Smiley, Esaw, Jack and Elijah, and three sisters, Nancy, Mamie and Tiney.
She leaves to cherish her memories two brothers, Adam Patterson and Daniel Patterson, both of New Orleans; her surrogate children, Ruth O'Neal (Sibley) McDowell of Los Angeles, Calif., Mary D. (Sibley) Smith of Clarksdale, Dorothy M. (Sibley) Robbins of Long Beach, Calif., Henry Sibley of Chicago, Laur Reace (Sibley) Moore of Greenville and Iesha P. Moore of Clarksdale; her extended love for Rosa Adams of Cleveland, Ohio, Marie Williams of Greenville and a lifelong friend, Francis Johnson of Greenville; and a special bond for a number of nephews, nieces and friends.
Pastor Thomas Morris Sr. will officiate.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Susie A. Griffin, 75, of Greenville are pending at Watson-Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville. She died May 30, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Funeral arrangements for Peter Monittee, 56, of Raleigh are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville, Miss. He died May 29, 2003, at Wake Medical Center, Raleigh.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Dr. John Wesley Williams, 95, of Greenville, a retired physician, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville. He died of heart failure June 1, 2003, at his home. A private burial will be at a later date.
Dr. Williams was born Jan. 6, 1908, in Jackson, Tenn. He practiced medicine in Greenville from March 1938 until his retirement in 1981. His practice was interrupted from 1940 to 1945, when he served as a surgeon in the U.S. Army in the Pacific theater during World War II. He returned to Greenville following the war and maintained a general surgery practice in partnership with Dr. F.M. Acree on Shelby Street. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Dr. Williams was a founding member of the Ashbrook Hunting Club in 1953. He was also a member of the Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Hazel Laverne Wilkins Williams, and his son, Price Montgomery Williams of Houston, Texas.
The family expresses deep gratitude to Christine Shannon for her dedication and devoted care for Dr. Williams in the last days of his life.
Survivors include three daughters, Marcia Kay DeSonier of Pensacola, Fla., Penny W. Weaver of Montgomery, Ala., and Jennifer W. DeBruhl of Nashville, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Penelope Jenkins of Baton Rouge, La., and Savannah L. Weaver of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; four grandsons, Michael M. Kenty of Collierville, Tenn., John W. Kenty of Colorado Springs, Colo., Walker W. Williams of Houston, Texas, and Joshua J. DeBruhl of Nashville, Tenn.; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dr. Williams' name to the Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104, to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454 or to the donor's favorite charity.