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TASSIN, Byron P., Sr.
CARRIERE, MISSISSIPPI: Byron P. Tassin, Sr., 84, died June 8, 2001. He was a retired electrician with AFL-CIO Local Union #130, and was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Picayune. Among the surviving relatives are his wife, Ernie Tassin of Carriere; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Byron Tassin, Jr. A funeral Mass was held at St. Charles Catholic Church with Fr. John Noone officiating. Arrangements were handled by Picayune Funeral Home.

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TAYLOR, Hosea
McCOMB, MISSISSIPPI: Hosea Taylor, 79, died April 22, 2006. He was born January 17, 1927 to Isaiah Taylor, Sr. and Nannie Allen Taylor. He was a retiree of the New York State Hospital. He attended St. Mary No. 1 Freewill Baptist Church, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by a daughter, Gloria Johnson of New Orleans; two grandsons, Michael Johnson and Eric Johnson, both of New Orleans; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Hazel and Leroy Mingo of Chicago, and Ada Taylor of McComb; a special friend, Daisy Smith of McComb; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Isaiah Taylor, Jr.; and a sister, Lillie Roberts. Services were held at St. Mary No. 1 Freewill Baptist Church with Elder James Banks presiding. Burial was at Dinah Cemetery No. 2 with arrangements by Cook's Enterprise Funeral Home.

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TAYLOR, Margie
PETAL, MISSISSIPPI: Margie Bullock Taylor, 83, died April 23, 2010. She was born February 26, 1927 to Robert V. and Myrtle Bullock. She worked as a nurse's aide at Hattiesburg Convalescent Center for 19 years. She was a Baptist. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James Albert Taylor II and wife Tammy of Oak Grove; a daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Jackie Hall of Petal; a brother, Luther V. Bullock of Sequim, WA; 3 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Taylor; a brother, Robert E. Bullock; and her parents. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Moore Funeral Service.

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TAYLOR, Robert E.
PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI: Robert Eugene Taylor, 10, died January 30, 1988. Survivors include his mother, Valerie Taylor; his stepfather, David Glaskoy of Pascagoula; and his grandparents, Luther Hilty of Florida and Janie Hilty of Pascagoula. He was preceded in death by his father, Mack Taylor; and grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Carl Taylor. Services were held at Magnolia Springs Assembly of God in Hurley. Arrangements were handled by O'Bryan-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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TEMPLE, Gussie
McCOMB, MISSISSIPPI: Gussie Temple, 80, died December 23, 2006. She was born January 26, 1926 to Katie Glover Temple and Charlie H. Temple. She was a retired nurse's aide at Southwest Mississippi Extended Nursing Home and McComb Extended Care Nursing Home. She was a longtime member of South McComb Baptist Church, and also attended the First Baptist Church in McComb. She is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Sue Pittman Harvey of Utah; a brother, Paul Haney Temple of Denham Springs, LA; 4 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, W.R., Fred Homer, Arthur and Jack Carl Temple; and a sister, Christine Temple Earsman. Interment was at Hollywood Cemetery with arrangements by Hartman Funeral Home of McComb, MS.

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TEMPLE, Hiram, C. Sr.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI: Hiram C. Temple, Sr., 70, died September 4, 2002. He was born September 14, 1931 to Curtis L. Temple and Unabelle Whittington Temple. He was a retired boiler maker. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his sons, Hiram C. Temple Jr. of Clinton, La., William Randolph Temple and Samuel Lynn Temple, both of Wakefield, La., and Billy Ray Temple of Marksville, La.; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Mary Lou Ivy Temple. Services were held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Burial was at the church cemetery with arrangements by Franklin Funeral Home.

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TERRELL, Hazel
GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI: Hazel L. Terrell, age 81, died Monday, January 31, 2005, in Gulfport. She was a native of Stone County, had been employed as a seamstress, and was a member of Bible Baptist Church. Mrs. Terrell was preceded in death by her parents, Morgan and Annie Jenkins Lee; husband, John S. Terrell; daughter, Ann Terrell; brothers, Howard Lee and C.S. Lee; and a sister, Gladys Bresslerman. She is survived by a son, John Lamar Terrell, of Gulfport; daughters, Coyce Greer and her husband, Harold, of Cannelton, IN; Johnette Johnston and her husband, Cliff, of Mobile, AL; and Lynette Guilliot and her husband, David, of Gulfport; sisters, Marjorie Mercer, of Long Beach; and Vivian Cornell, of Gulfport; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Riemann Funeral Home of Gulfport. Services were held on February 3, followed by burial in Evergreen Gardens in Gulfport.

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TERRY, Leomer
MOUND BAYOU, MISSISSIPPI: Leomer Terry, 79, died September 20, 1998. He was a laundry worker. Survivors include two sons, Willie Terry and James Terry of Mound Bayou; three daughters, Betty Taylor, Fannie Terry, and Rosie Lee Terry of Mound Bayou; one sister, Evelyn Neevill of Chicago; and eight grandchildren. Services were held at Wanders Home M.B. Church in Mound Bayou with Pastor Keith Tolliver officiating. Burial was at Wanders Home Cemetery with arrangements by Byas Funeral Home of Shelby.

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THIEMAN, Jimmy
LUMBERTON, MISSISSIPPI: Jimmy Thieman, 47, died July 2, 2005. He was a Baptist and an employee of Nabors Drilling, where he was a deck hand. He was predeceased by a brother, Ray Harris and parents, Arnold and Marie Thieman. Survivors include his wife, Penny Thieman of Lumberton; daughter, Rachel Thieman of Lumberton; grandson, Joseph Stringer of Lumberton and two brothers, Rikki Harris of Wiggins and Steve Thieman of Ellisville. Services were held July 6, 2005 at Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins, with burial at Taylor Cemetery.

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THOMAS, Cebron
COLDWATER, MISSISSIPPI: Cebron Thomas, 67, died December 8, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Betty White Thomas; three sons, Dennis Thomas, Donald "Bubba" Thomas, and Darrell Thomas, all of Coldwater; three sisters, Peggy Pirtle of Senatobia, Willie Mae Roberson of Horn Lake, and Betty Jean Stepp of Southaven; two brothers, Roy Thomas of Coldwater and Raymond Thomas of Ripley; 6 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services were held at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial was at Bethel Cemetery in Coldwater, MS.

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THOMAS, Louella Williams
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI: Louella Williams Thomas, 82, died March 17, 2004. She was born August 21, 1921. She was a retired factory worker. She is survived by a brother, Leonard Evans, Jr. of Detroit. Services were held at Zion Traveler Missionary Baptist Church at Farrell with Rev. Anthony Nollie officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery with arrangements by Stringer/Redmon Funeral Home.

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THOMPSON, Emily Rist
SUMMIT, MISSISSIPPI: Emily H. Rist Thompson, 94, died March 2, 2002. She was born June 28, 1907 to James and Elmer Thompson Rist. She was a member of Mitchell AME Church. She is survived by two sons, A.B. Thompson, Jr. and Wilbert (Patricia) Thompson; three sisters, Claudia Young, Katie B. (Elias) Young of Summit, and Janie L. Williams of Chicago; 6 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.B. Thompson, Sr.; her parents; two sisters; and three brothers. Services were held at Triumph Church. Burial was at Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.

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THOMPSON, Jeffery Lydell, Sr.
ABERDEEN, MISSISSIPPI: Jeffery Lydell Thompson, Sr., 43, died March 15, 2009. He enjoyed drawing. He is survived by a son, Jeffery Lydell Thompson, Jr. of Illinois; his mother, Bernice Thompson of Aberdeen; two brothers, Earvin Thompson, Jr. (Earnestine) of Sulligent, AL, and Shaun Thompson of Oak Park, IL; and a sister, Mecca Thompson of Oak Park, IL. He was preceded in death by his father, Earvin Thompson, Sr. Services were held at Crossroad Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at Burns Cemetery at Athens under the direction of Belle Memorial Funeral Home.

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THOMPSON, Mattie L.
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI: Mattie L. Thompson, 89, died February 25, 2002. She was born on July 11, 1912. She was a retired secretary for Delta Burial Funeral Home. She was a member of Mary Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and the Heroines of Jericho. Survivors include a son, S.J. Thomas, Sr. of Jonestown; two children she raised as her own, Mattie Thomas Owten and Sidney J. Thomas, Jr., both of Jonestown; 3 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Willie L. Wallace, Jr. Services were held at Mary Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Wesley Barnes officiating. Burial was at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.

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THRASHER, Shirley
STARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Shirley Robertson Thrasher, 73, died December 15, 2009. She was born January 25, 1936 to the late Lillie Foley and Marvin Robertson. She was attended Bradley Church of God. She is survived by her husband, James O. Thrasher; three daughters, Mary Crowley of Ackerman, Kathy Wentworth of Davenport, IA, and Barbara Reitz of Pryor, OK; a son, Boyd Thrasher of Starkville; a brother, Gene Robertson of Louisville; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Whitehall Cemetery by Porter Funeral Home.

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THUET, Daisy Switzer
GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI: Daisy Switzer Thuet, 94, died April 8, 2006. She attended New Hope Baptist Church, and belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Kippenberger of Riverside, CA; a brother, John W. Switzer of Gulfport; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Thuet; a stepdaughter, Sally Emory; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin T. Switzer; and three brothers: Earl I. Switzer, Curtis Switzer, and Spencer Switzer. Interment was at the Biloxi National Cemetery under the direction of Gulf Coast Funeral Homes, Inc.

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TILLMAN, Irby A.
PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI: Irby Alonzo Tillman, 76, died December 9, 2004. Born April 15, 1928 to Charles Emery and Frances Alice (Dismuke) Tillman of Pascagoula, he married Evelyn Lorene Davis of Beaumont, Texas, August 7, 1950. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers George, Charles and Jesse Tillman; sisters, Katie, Sophie, Barbara "Bob", Vivian, Juanita, and Betty. He is survived by sisters Eula Large of Vidor, Texas, Eva Waters of Pascagoula and Lorene Wise of Vancleave; a brother, Benjamin Tillman of Pascagoula, six children, Irby (Louise) Tillman Jr. of Vancleave, Ms., Janice (Al) Cooper of Pascagoula, Vance (Debbie) Tillman of Pascagoula, Andrew (Betty) Tillman of Moss Point, Eric (Leslie) Tillman of Pascagoula and Gail (Steve) Greer of Wade; 21 grandchildren, Angela, Bruce, Dustin, Charis, Jenny, Charlotte, Kyle, Mike, Kelly, Dylan, Simon, Mariah, Riley, Twyla, Tyler, Aaron, Calen, Maegan, Sara, Amanda, and Stephen; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, and extended family members. Services were held with Rev. Ken Hembree of Unity Baptist Church and Rev. Don Womble of Kreole Avenue Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements were handled by O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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TOLLIVER, Tommie Carol
WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Tommie Carol "Missy" Tolliver, 21, died July 13, 2002. She was born October 22, 1980 to Thomas C. and Myrtis McFarland Tolliver Jr. She was a senior at Jackson State University majoring in speech and theater arts, a member of Magnolia Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star, Fort Adams Chapter No. 511. Survivors include her parents; one sister, Meagan P. Tolliver of Woodville; one brother, Antoine Mitchell of Norwood, La.; two grandmothers, Sarah S. Tolliver and Annie M. Lewis, both of Woodville; godmother, Jewel T. Arbuthnot of Woodville; godmother and mentor, Dr. Tommie H. Stewart of Montgomery, Ala.; two godsisters, Charlita Patterson of New Orleans and Carol Smith of Woodville; 11 godbrothers, Derrick, Troy and Laderrick Arbuthnot, Ronnie Fisher, Corey and Gerald Anthony, Emerson Delaney Jr. and Emontrae Thompson, all of Woodville, Keith Williams and Dewayne Johnson, both of Jackson, and Kenyon Jackson of Shreveport; friend, Renordo McCall of Jackson; 11 uncles; nine aunts; and a number of other relatives and friends. Services were held at Magnolia Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Sullivan officiating. Burial was at East Cedar Rest Cemetery in Woodville. Arrangements were handled by Rollins Funeral Home of Fayette, with assistance from Good Samaritan Funeral Home of Shreveport.

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TOOTLE, Eron
HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI: Eron R. Tootle, 88, died February 4, 2009. He held a Masters degree in Mathematics from Mississippi State University, and served as the principal of Warren Gaston High School in New Orleans. He was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, and a recipient of the Purple Heart. Survivors include his wife, Patty A. Tootle; and his daughters, Betty Tootle Greenway and Carol Tootle Nesler. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ellen Demetz Tootle. Interment was at Live Oak Cemetery in Pass Christian under the direction of Riemann Family Funeral Home.

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TORREY, Geneva
UTICA, MISSISSIPPI: Geneva Torrey, 102, died February 3, 2009. She was born April 25, 1906 to the late Ora Gertrude Jimerson and Spurgeon Charles Broome. Services were held at Christ Temple Church of Christ Holiness USA. Burial was at Brick Iron Cemetery in Utica under the direction of Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home.

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TOWNS, Madia
COLDWATER, MISSISSIPPI: Madia Towns, 72, died February 1, 2001. He was a retired factory worker. He is survived by his wife, Roela Towns; a daughter, Demetria Towns of Nashville, Tenn.; a son, Kenneth Towns of Los Angeles; his mother, Birdie Towns of Memphis; two sisters, Mable Burns of Detroit and Elzoria Price of Cleveland, Miss.; a brother, Harvey Towns of Cleveland, Ohio; and 7 grandchildren. Services were held at Rodgers Funeral Home Chapel in Coldwater with interment at Second Baptist Cemetery.

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TREHERN, Lois
PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI: Lois M. Trehern, 71, died November 13, 2009. She was born August 16, 1938. She retired from Merchant and Marine Bank in Pascagoula after 27 years of service, and was a Baptist. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Leslie "Mickey" Trehern; two daughters, Lynda Miller, and Laurie Vice (Jimmy), all of Pascagoula; her mother, Mary Jane Tucker of Pascagoula; 3 grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Bobby Joe Tucker (Lynn) of Pascagoula; a brother-in-law, David "Dink" Hamilton, Sr; a sister-in-law, Marion Trehern; two special friends, Shirley Dalton and Ann Anderson; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, William Harris Tucker; a sister-in-law, Barbara "B.J." Hamilton; and a brother-in-law, Benton "Boy" Trehern. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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TRIPLET, Earnestine
PACE, MISSISSIPPI: Earnestine Triplet, 46, died February 28, 2010. She is survived by two daughters, Leoshundra and Quintoshia Triplet, both of Pace; her mother, Jessie Triplet of Pace; a sister, Annette Triplet of Pace; and 2 granddaughters. Services were held at Spangle Banner Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at Spangle Banner Cemetery under the direction of Brinson Funeral Home.

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TRIPLETT, Roger L.
LOUISVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Roger Lushion Triplett, 62, died August 14, 2004. He was a truck driver, and attended Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by four daughters, Patricia Cooper and Daphne Triplett, both of Louisville, Cindy Clemons of Macon and Carolyn Triplett of South Carolina; two sons, Lushion Triplett of Preston and Timothy Triplett of Gulfport; his mother, Addie Mae Hill of Louisville; a sister, Katie Griffin of Louisville; 13 grandchildren; and a great grandson. Services were held at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church in Winston County with Rev. Donald Bryant officiating. Burial was at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Williams and Herring Funeral Home of Louisville, MS.

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TRUSSELL, Marle M. Marter
BATESVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Marle Myrtle Marter Trussell, 83, died November 17, 2002. She was born May 24, 1919 to W. T. and Lonnie McCain Marter. She was a retired registered nurse. Among the survivors are her husband, James E. Trussell of Batesville; two sons, Jim Trussell of Mobile, AL, and Bill Trussell of Richardson, TX; a brother, Grady Marter of Duck Hill; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Services were held at First Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Self presiding. Internment was at Forrest Memorial Park with arrangements by Wells Funeral Home.

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TUBBS, Nancy Harwell
HOLLY SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI: Nancy Harwell Tubbs, 63, died February 18, 2005. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Gail Tubbs, Sr.; a daughter, Susie Tubbs Murphy of Holly Springs; a son, Bobby Gail Tubbs, Jr. of Cutoff, LA; her father, James Bradford Harwell of Oxford; two sisters, Glenda Kay Burns of Oxford, and Brenda Gay Biggs of Memphis, TN; a brother, James Larry Harwell of Memphis, TN; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Interment was at at Anchor Cemetery in Oxford under the direction of Coleman Funeral Home.

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TUCKER, Charles
VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI: Charles Tucker, 74, died October 3, 2007. He retired from the City of Vicksburg Water and Gas Department, and attended New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lessie Clara Tucker; three sons, Charles Tucker and Archie Williams, both of Midland, TX, and Michael Tucker of Vicksburg; a stepson, Larry Tribble of Vicksburg; four daughters, Brenda Williams Warren and Debra Sue Williams, both of Midland, and Shelia Tribble and Diane Jenkins Graves, both of Vicksburg; a brother, L.T. Tucker of Vicksburg; four sisters, Willie B. Anderson, Doris Tucker and Louise Tucker-Middlebrooks, all of St. Louis, MO, and River Lee Perkins of Vicksburg; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Angie Tucker; two brothers, Eugene Tucker and Otis Tucker; and a son, Johnnie Lee Tucker. Arrangements were handled by Williams Funeral Service.

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TURNER, Latwan Derrell
WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Latwan Derrell Turner, 18, died November 1, 2004. He was born March 13, 1986 to Henry Turner, Jr. and Tonda Chisholm Turner. He was a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church No. 1. Survivors include his parents; paternal grandparents, Henry Turner, Sr. and Martha Turner of Woodville; a great-grandmother, Flizell Marshall of Woodville; three brothers, Travis Turner and Henry Turner III, both of Woodville, and Kyeal McQuarter of Zachary, LA; a sister, Henreneccia Taplin of Woodville; four uncles, Eddie Chisholm and William Chisholm, both of Woodville, Charlie Chisholm III and wife, Emily, of Los Angeles, CA, and Shawn Turner Sr, and wife, Vanessa, of St. Francisville, LA; 12 great-uncles; three aunts, Janice Bailey and Essie Chisholm, both of Woodville, and Ellen Banford and husband, Gilbert, of La Habra, CA; seven great-aunts; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charlie Chisholm, Sr. and Gertrude Chisholm. Services were held at Rose Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Earnest Ford Jr. officiating. Burial was at Cedar Rest Cemetery No. 1 with arrangements by Rollins Funeral Home of Woodville.

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TURNER, Malaysia Gabriel
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Malaysia Gabriel Turner, 8, died January 7, 2006. She was born in Memphis on April 23, 1997. She attended Greater Bethlehem Temple. Surviving family members include her mother, Stacy Turner of Jackson; her grandparents, Hugh and Mildred Turner of Birdie; her aunts and uncles; and her cousins. Interment was at Wesley Methodist Cemetery under the direction of Delta Burial Corporation.

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TYRONE, Margaret
HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI: Margaret Mann Tyrone, 90, died March 23, 2010. She was born January 29, 1920. She was a member of Bay Street Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a daughter, Beverly Stokes of Hattiesburg; a sister, Lucille Noel of Wichita, KS; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chris H. "Buck" Tyrone. Interment was at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Moore Funeral Home.

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VALENTI, Alice Sills
SILVER CREEK, MISSISSIPPI: Alice Sills Valenti, 89, died October 23, 2000. She was a seamstress for Kellwood Manufacturing, and was a member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Clyde Sills of Silver Creek; her stepsons, Bobby Valenti and Jerry Valenti, both of Hammond, LA, and Sammy Valenti of Texas; a stepdaughter, Frances Cannino of Hammond; three sisters, Ora Watson and Gladys Means, both of Silver Creek, and Sarah Maxie of Monticello; 6 grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Burial was at Cliburn Cemetery under the direction of Saulters-Moore Funeral Home.

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VALENTINE, Elaine
BATESVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Elaine Valentine, 45, died August 24, 2002. Services were held at West Camp M.B. Church with Rev. Melvin Jones officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with arrangements by Cooley's Mortuary. She was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Birch and Annie Mae Valentine. She was born December 30, 1956, in Batesville. She was an engineer technician for Parker Hannifin and a member of West Camp M.B. Church. Survivors include two daughters, LaToya Valentine of Batesville and Yaminah Smallie of Courtland; two sisters, Betty Ree Sanford of Pope and Sophia Birch of Coffeeville; and four grandchildren.

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VARNADO, Maytee
MAGNOLIA, MISSISSIPPI: Maytee McGowan Varnado, 78, died June 24, 1999. She was born September 5, 1920 to the late Sam McGowan and Conelia B. McGowan. She is survived by a daughter, Lexie Mae Varnado of Magnolia; a grandson she raised, Michael Tate and his wife Cynthia of Franklinton, La.; a granddaughter, Hope Varnado of Magnolia; a brother and sister-in-law, Clifton and Louisa McGowan of Magnolia; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Juanita and Clarence Smith and Aunntie Richards, all of Detroit, Bernice Carr of Bakersfield, Calif., and Beatrice Handy of Robin, Ill.; 5 great-grandchildren; 18 nephews; 23 nieces; and a host of cousins, other relatives, church family and friends. Services were held at Kelly Missionary Baptist Church in Magnolia with Rev. James Simmons presiding. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of Cook's Enterprise Funeral Home of McComb, MS.

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VEAL, Hazel
CROSBY, MISSISSIPPI: Hazel Estelle Neterville Veal, 89, died October 21, 2007. She was born February 11, 1918 to Silas Netterville and Elanora Clayton. She is survived by her husband, Rev. John Veal; seven daughters, Alma Johnson, Rosetta Scott, Selenia Mason, Patricia Rogers, and Nora Rowe, all of Baton Rouge, LA, and Shirley Hall and Florence Bateaste of Crosby; three sons, Rev. David Franklin of Baker, LA, John Louis Veal of Franklin County, and Willie Veal of Crosby; 58 grandchildren; 134 great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Hazel Nelson; a son, Preston Veal; and a brother, Union Netterville. Services were held at Gloster First Baptist Church. Burial was at Clayton Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home.

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VEASY, Ira, Sr.
McCOOL, MISSISSIPPI: Ira Veasy, Sr., 92, died February 5, 2004 at his home. He was a retired farmer, and attended Abraham Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ora Veasy; three sons, Ira Veasy, Jr. of Clarksvile, TN, William Veasy of Arlington, TX, and Stephenson Veasy of Augusta, GA; five daughters, Gloria Veasy, Vera Veasy, Daisye Veasy, Ellean Dalton, and Betty Sherrod, all of Milwaukee; three brothers, W.B. Veasy, Hurvis Veasy of Milwaukee, and Velma Veasy of McCool; two sisters, Murvis Ferguson and Inez Bowie of Ethel; 15 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Abraham Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Winters Funeral Home.

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VEAZEY, Katherine Barham
COLDWATER, MISSISSIPPI: Katherine Barham Veazey, 89, died November 17, 2006. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Bouchillon and Sandra Williams, both of Senatobia; a son, Burney S. Veazey, Jr. of Southaven; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Brooks Chapel Cemetery near Coldwater.

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VICK, Rose Ross
OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI: Rose Ross Vick, 69, died May 2, 2003. She was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church and the Baylor Women's Faculty Club. Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Vick of Houston, TX; a daughter, Suzanne Vick Ryan of Coppell, TX; her mother, Corine Ross of Oxford; a sister, Lelia Ross McNickle of Tulsa, OK; two brothers, David E. Ross of Oxford and Stanford Lynn Ross, both of Jackson; and a grandson. Services were held at Waller Funeral Home Chapel, followed by interment at Oxford Memorial Cemetery.

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VICKERY, Katherina Scheuerer
SARDIS, MISSISSIPPI:Katherina "Katie" Scheuerer Vickery, 87, died on May 21, 2002. Services were held at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Longtown Cemetery in Crenshaw. She came to Mississippi at the end of World War II as a young German war bride. She was the widow of the late Everett Shannon Vickery. They were managers of the Stuckey's store in Como for a number of years, and also managed several other Stuckey's stores prior to retirement. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sardis. She was a former resident of Graceland Personal Health Care of Grenada and a longtime resident of Sardis. Survivors include two sons, Everett Vickery of Franklin, Tennessee, and Jimmy Vickery of Clinton; and three grandchildren, Vicki Vickery of Ridgeland, John David Vickery of Dallas, Texas, and Teresa Vickery Prinzo of Columbia, Tennessee.

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VICTORY, James
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI: James George Victory, 74, died March 15, 2002. He was born January 22, 1928. He was a retired auto mechanic, and attended St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Jonestown. Survivors include his wife, Fannie M. Victory of Jonestown; five sons, James Lamar of Blytheville, AR, Eddie Victory of Bolingbrook, IL, Arnett McKinley Victory of Coahoma, Sampson Burnett Victory of Jonestown, and Corintheus Victory of Friars Point; seven daughters, Shirley Jude of Nashville, TN, Lavorn Pitts of Jonestown, Cateria Pitts of El Dorado, AR, Glenoa F. Victor of Westmont, IL, Rachel Covington of Jackson, and Alice M. Victory and Paulette Johnson, both of Clarksdale; 43 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Swan Lake Central Building with Rev. Calvin Gile officiating. Burial was at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.

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VIRGIN, Cherry L.
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI: Cherry Lou Virgin, 52, died October 22, 2006. She was born January 19, 1954. She was a cook at the Fish Market, and attended the Greater First Apostolic Faith Church. She is survived by two daughters, Amanda and Donna Virgin of Clarksdale; a son and daughter-in-law, Terrill and Frederica Virgin of West Helena, AR; 17 grandchildren; two friends, Aretha Harris and Tony O'Neal, both of Clarksdale; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Wesley Virgin; her mother, Mandy Baskin; a grandfather, Johnny Kates; and an aunt, Annie Bell Jones. Services were held at Greater First Apostolic Faith Church with Elder Samuel L. Melton officiating. Interment was at Heavenly Rest Cemetery under the direction of Woolf Funeral Home of Clarksdale, AR.

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VODA, Randall Allen
PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI: Randall "Randy" Allen Voda, 40, was born September 21, 1963 and died on April 13, 2004. He worked for Hickory Hills Resort as a recreation director for several years, and later joined Beau Rivage Resort Hotel in Biloxi to become night supervisor of the front desk services. Survivors include his father, Archie V. Voda and his mother, Shirley A. Voda; two brothers, Andrew "Andy" Voda of Gautier, Darryl Voda of Pascagoula; two nieces and a nephew; and several aunts, uncles and cousins residing in Louisiana. Services were held at the chapel of O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home Chapel.

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WAAGA, Marian Netto
GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI: Marian Netto Waaga, 75, passed away October 26, 2004. She enjoyed writing poetry, gardening, and caring for her family. She was Catholic, and attended the Church of the Good Shepherd. Among the survivors are her sons, Robert M. Waaga and his wife, Glenda; Charles E. Waaga; David M. Waaga, all of Long Beach; Richard J. Waaga and his wife, Gina; and Dennis A. Waaga and his wife, Holly, all of Pass Christian; daughters, Mary A. Hayward, Laurie A. Dandrea and her husband, Danny, of Long Beach; Barbara L. Waaga, of Gulfport, and Amy L. Davis and her husband, Cooper, of Pass Christian; 23 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Robert M. Waaga; her parents, Alexander and Emelia Netto; sisters, Doris Ladner, Eldora Ahrens, and Sadie Rodrick. Interment was at Old DeLisle Cemetery with arrangements by Riemann Funeral Home.

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WADE, Johnny
ROSEDALE, MISSISSIPPI: Johnny Wade, 65, died July 16, 2009. He is survived by a daughter, LaDon Smith of Milwaukee; three brothers, Billy Wade, Jackie Wade, and Clarence Wade, all of Chicago; a sister; 2 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Mount Pleasant Church in Beulah. Burial was at Mount Pleasant Cemetery with arrangements by Byas Funeral Home.

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WADE, Roberta L. Ming
SHELBY, MISSISSIPPI: Roberta Lois Ming Wade, 91, died October 2, 1998. She was born on October 10, 1906 to Robert Fulton Ming and Lula Glenn Harrison Ming. She was a graduate of Delta State University. She married Bernice Veal "Doc" Wade in 1928. She was a former school teacher, and was a Baptist. Survivors include two grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter, Betty Jean Wade Riley. Interment was at Shelby Cemetery with arrangements by Thweatt-King Funeral Home of Cleveland, MS.

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WAITS, Fannie
COMO, MISSISSIPPI: Fannie Waits, 77, died January 8, 2008. She is survived by a daughter, Dianne Eppenger of Sarah, MS; and two sons, James Waits, Jr. of Abbeville, and Larry Carl Waits of Como. Services were held at Harmonia Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was at the Harmonia Church Cemetery under the direction of Felix Cauthen Funeral Home.

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WALKER, Jack R., Sr.
PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI: Jack Roaul Walker Sr., 84, died October 5, 2004. He was born May 2, 1920, one of 14 children. He retired from the International Paper Company in Moss Point. He belonged to Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, served as treasurer of the Pascagoula Volunteer Fire Department, and was a member of the Pascagoula Senior Citizens Center. He was the owner of Walker's Snack Shop next to Pascagoula Junior High School for 34 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He was preceded in death by his parents, Placide and Louise Krebs Walker; brothers P.K. Walker, Vincent Walker , Louis Walker, Jimmy Walker, Calvin Walker, and George Walker; sisters, Mercedes Walker and Mabel Hodgson. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Jones Walker of Pascagoula, MS; a daughter Jane Walker Sanderson of Pascagoula, MS; a son, Jack R. Walker Jr. (Jo Ellen) of Ocean Springs, MS; a brother Alvie Walker of Pascagoula, MS; sisters Louise Sclease, Ione Webb, Carol Marie Walker, Nell Nelson, all of Pascagoula; grandchildren, Brian Walker Sanderson of Gulfport, MS, Anna Walker and Kent Allen Walker both of Ocean Springs, MS; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church with Father Gerard Cleary officiating. Interment was at Jackson County Memorial Park in Pascagoula with arrangements handled by O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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WALLACE, Grover V.
MONTGOMERY, MISSISSIPPI: Grover Venson Wallace, 80, died April 28, 2006. He was born to Marshall and Bessie Brown Wallace. He was a retired iron worker. He is survived by his wife, Nadine Moak Wallace; his sons, Glenn Wallace and his wife, Jackie, Alan Wallace and his wife, Cindy, Kenneth Wallace and his wife, Dana; his daughter, Nancy Wallace and her husband, Paul; his sisters, Emma Jean Moak and Nell Gatlin; 8 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother, Lucille Wallace; a brother, Carl Wallace; his sisters, Magalene Pettigrew and Bonnie Mae Adams; and a son, Ronnie Lane Wallace. Services were held at Montgomery Baptist Church. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of Catchings Funeral Home.

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WALLACE, Marie L.
BOGUE CHITTO, MISSISSIPPI: Marie L. Wallace, 86, died October 20, 2000. She was born June 3, 1914 to the late Joseph Hubard and Elizabeth May Leonard. She was a retiree of Silver Cross Nursing Home, and was a member of Cold Springs Church of Christ. She is survived by a son, Robert D. Wallace of Bogue Chitto; a brother, J.B. Leonard of Brookhaven; 13 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cleveland D. Wallace; two sons; a daughter; and four brothers. Burial was at Moaks Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with arrangements by Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel.

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WALLIS, Barney
STARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Barney Tyson Wallis, 77, died December 20, 2009. He was a retired sales representative for Dobbins Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Jean McMurray Wallis; a son, Steve Wallis of Columbus; two daughters, Connie Murphy and Cathy Podolece, both of Columbus, MS; three sisters, Rachel (Bonnard) Eaton and Karen (James) Moffitt, all of Rienzi, and Carol (Don) Killough of Booneville; and 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard C. Wallis and Junie Wallis Goolsby. Interment was at Jumpertown Cemetery in Booneville, MS under the direction of Welch Funeral Home.

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WARE, Lila Garth
ABERDEEN, MISSISSIPPI: Lila Garth Ware died June 29, 2009. She was born April 13, 1921 to John Riley Garth and Patty Ewing Garth. She attended Athen United Methodist Church. She is survived by three sons, Clovis Lee Ware, Jr. (Judy), Larry Ware, and O'Neal Ware, Sr., all of Aberdeen; 8 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clovis Lee Ware, Sr.; her parents; and her siblings, Annie, Queen, Aldra, Buddy, Sadie, Dorthy, Corean, Clif, Lilan, Arthur, Ky and Clyde. Services were held at Athen United Methodist Church. Arrangements were handled by Jackson Mortuary.

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WARE, Luther M.
BATESVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Luther Milton Ware, 70, died December 14, 2002. He was born August 3, 1932 to the late William and Minnie Mae Mahan Ware. He was a truck driver and a veteran of the Korean War. He attended Victory Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Cosby of Courtland and Connie Bell of Pope; a stepdaughter, Vickie Hannah of Batesville; a stepson, William Hannah of Batesville; three brothers, Monty Ware and Harold Ware, both of Batesville, and Shannon Ware of Pope; three sisters, Nora LaVelle Joiner of Sardis, Melver Bray of Southaven, and Carolyn Anne Bryant of Marks; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and 2 step-grandchildren. Services were held at Dickens Chapel with Rev. E.B. Gordon officiating. Burial was at Batesville-Magnolia Cemetery under the direction of Dickins Funeral Home.

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WASHINGTON, Era
HOULKA, MISSISSIPPI: Era Faye Washington, 62, died January 30, 2005. She was a retired seamstress for Delmead Slacks and a member of the Houlka First Baptist Church. Services were held at Houston Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Samuell officiating. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Houlka. Survivors include her mother, Irine Funderburg Washington of Houlka; three sisters, Mary Ann Vance and Curtis of Mountain View, Ark., and Sarah Lancaster and Marlon, and Martha Vance and Jerry, all of Houlka; four brothers, George Washington and Mildred of Woodland, James Washington and Judy, and Bobby Washington, all of Houston, and Terry Washington and Pat of Houlka; a host of nieces and nephews.

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WASHINGTON, Hugh S., Sr.
SUMMIT, MISSISSIPPI: Hugh S. Washington, Sr., 86, died June 19, 2001. He was born March 11, 1915 to Sidney Washington and Julia Wilcher Washington. He was a retiree and a Jehovah's Witness. Among the survivors are his son, Hugh Washington Jr. of Summit; his daughters, Stephanie Washington Fleming of Dallas, Texas, Janice Hooker of Bogalusa, La., Angela Washington of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Toni Sells of Nashville, Tenn.; and seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Jeanette Ross Washington. Services were held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in McComb, MS. Arrangements were handled by Williams Mortuary.

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WASHINGTON, Louis E.
BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI: Louis Elrease Washington died on May 20, 2004. He was born to Roy and Estelle Washington on July 15, 1928. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and was a chef for several different Gulf Coast restaurants. He also worked in the shipbuilding industry in Mobile, AL where he retired. He was preceded in death by his father Roy Washington, Sr.; his mother, Estelle Roberts Washington; his maternal and paternal grandparents; three brothers, Vernon, Donald and Roland Washington; four sisters, Florethea Thomas, Dorethea Lott, Maxine Lane, and Diane Edwards. Survivors include his devoted companion of many years, Mrs. Ethel Lee Young of Biloxi, MS; three sons, Colonel Joseph Dennis Young of Fairfax, VA, Louis Elrease Young of Biloxi, MS, and Kirk Douglas Young of Savannah, GA; three daughters, Magdalene Denise Weathersby of Biloxi, MS, Christy Lunnette McMillian of Mobile, AL, and Mary Estelle Young of Biloxi, MS; one brother, Roy Washington, Jr. of Nashville, TN; two sisters, of Oakland, CA Estelle Johnson, and Sylvia Washington, and eleven grandchildren. Services were held at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Biloxi with Rev. Edward C. Moses, Sr. presiding. Interment was at Biloxi National Cemetery with arrangements by Marshall Funeral Home.

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WATSON, Lucille
BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI: Lucille Watson, 85, died October 27, 2000. She was born January 12, 1915 to the late John Aaron Blackwell and Nora Estelle Berry Blackwell. She attended Bethel Temple Pentecostal Church. She is survived by a son, William Michael Delaughter of Brookhaven; her daughters, Ernestine Conn of Brookhaven, Faye Holmes of Pearl, and Sue Berry Acy and Wanda Hewitt, both of Brookhaven; three brothers, Grady Blackwell of Brookhaven, Lynwood Blackwell of Baton Rouge, and Felix Blackwell of Prairieville, LA; five sisters, Irene Jordan of Brookhaven, and Christine Walls, Annie Ruth Fryer, Billie George, and Frances Adams, all of Baton Rouge; 20 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Ernest Delaughter and Gilford Watson; a son, Charles Delaughter; a granddaughter, Anita Davis Clark; a great-granddaughter, Breanna Holmes; and two brothers, Dudley Blackwell and Clifton Blackwell. Burial was at Easthaven Cemetery under the direction of Brookhaven Funeral Home.

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WATSON, Robert Lee
RULEVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Robert Lee Watson, 51, died December 4, 2009. He is survived by a son, Malcolm Watson of Ruleville; a daughter, Stephanie Robinson of Ruleville; five brothers, Corrice and Cleotha Watson, both of Ruleville, Roy Watson of Greenwood, Willie Lee Watson of Madison, WI, and Tyrone Martin of Japan; and five sisters, Hattie Watson and Dorothy Walker, both of Chicago, IL, Eva Brooks and Essie Maggitt, both of Minter City, and Diane Watson of Duck Hill. Services were held at New Jerusalem Church. Burial was at Merry Grove Cemetery in Minter City with arrangements by Byas Funeral Home.

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WEATHERLY, Frances Adams
ABERDEEN, MISSISSIPPI: Frances Adams Weatherly, 77, died May 13, 2009. She was born January 14, 1932 to Pete Adams and Willie Tate Adams. She was a seamstress for Sharp Garment, and was also a caregiver. She attended Itawamba Community College for two years. She is survived by a daughter, Sheila Harvey (Michael) of Aberdeen; a son, Gary Smith of Starkville; two sisters, Mae Owen (Johnny) of Aberdeen and Gladys Hanson (Fred) of West Columbia, TX; a brother, Walter Adams of Amory; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and several siblings. Burial was at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home.

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WEBB, Arthur R.
SARDIS, MISSISSIPPI: Arthur Roy Webb, 61, died February 28, 2004. He was a security guard for Spectrum Corporation, and attended Rock Hill M.B. Church. He was a Vietnam War veteran. He is survived by three sisters, Mary Louise McKenney of Memphis, Cornelia Gardner of Sardis, and Doris Sirgew of Jackson; and three brothers, Benjamin C. Webb, Arrece Webb, and Edward Webb, all of Sardis. Services were held at McIvor Creek M.B. Church in Sardis, MS. Interment followed at the church cemetery.

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WEBB, John L.
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI: John L. Webb, 59, died March 1, 2005. He was born on December 28, 1945 in Jonestown to the late Earl and Mary Webb. He was a retired Army veteran and a Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Will McCray of Clarksdale and Michael Jones of Memphis; two daughters, Gloria Jean Taylor of Clarksdale and Ramona McCray of Memphis; four brothers, N.R. Webb, Benny Webb, Howard Webb and Earl Webb, Jr. of Maywood, IL; two sisters, Ethel Johnson of Clarksdale and Edith Mitchell of Maywood, IL; and 16 grandchildren. Services were held at Armstead Chapel with Rev. Edgar L. Marshall officiating. Burial was at Heavenly Rest Cemetery with arrangements by Delta Burial Corporation of Clarksdale, MS.

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WEBSTER, Henrietta
COLDWATER, MISSISSIPPI: Henrietta Webster, 101, died October 31, 2006. She was a retired farmer. She is survived by a sister, Jessie Hill of Coldwater. Services were held at Edwards Chapel AME Church, followed by burial at St. Samaritan AME Cemetery in Arkabutla, MS.

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WEED, Bobbie Jean
ACKERMAN, MISSISSIPPI: Mrs. Bobbie Jean Weed, 73, passed away September 24, 2004 in Ackerman. She was a homemaker and attended Ackerman Baptist Church. Services were held at the chapel of Coleman Funeral Home. Interment at the Greenwood Cemetery, Rev. James Sanders presiding. Arrangements by Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman, MS.

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WEST, James E.
STURGIS, MISSISSIPPI: James Everette "Buck" West, 91, died January 1, 2006. He was born December 3, 1914. He was a carpenter and a World War II Army veteran. He attended Morgan Chapel Baptist Church in Sturgis. Survivors include a son, Johnny W. West of Louisiana; his daughters, Vickie Coggins of Sturgis, MS and Voncille Fulgham of Maben, MS; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Interment was in Enon Cemetery in Ackerman, MS under the direction of Coleman Funeral Home.

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WHEDON, Ikuko
KILN, MISSISSIPPI: Ikuko Whedon, 71, died March 31, 2006. She was a native of Saga, Japan, having moved to the United States in 1998. She was a graduate of California State University and was an accountant. Survivors include her husband, Ashton Grayson; two sisters; three brothers; and a special friend, Masumi Williams of Diamondhead, MS. She was preceded death by her parents; and by a sister. Arrangements were handled by Gulf Coast Funeral Homes, Inc.

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WHITE, Early Bell
McCOMB, MISSISSIPPI: Early Bell White, 83, died January 14, 2010. She was born February 22, 1926 to the late Sam Hance and Mozella White. She was a retired cook, and enjoyed fishing. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by a son, Robert Knox, Sr. and wife Vivian of Summit; a daughter, Dorothy Knox of Summit; a sister, Bessie Bridges of Summit; her nieces and nephews; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Willie Knox; a granddaughter, Regina Lewis; five brothers, Renos, Ira, Sammie Lee, Grover and Jessie White; and six sisters, Beulah and Lula Duncan, Julie Morgan, Eula Mae White, Julia McGhee and Vincie Mae Cain. Burial was at Swington Cemetery in Amite County under the direction of Craft Funeral Home.

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WHITE, Ila Vee
MONTICELLO, MISSISSIPPI: Ila Vee White, 86, died November 27, 2000. She was born July 11, 1914 to James McCann and Rosa Delannie Smith. She was a retired seamstress for Monticello Manufacturing. She was a member of the Monticello Church of Christ and the Homemakers' Club of Sontag, MS. She was also a longtime volunteer at the Lawrence County Nursing Center. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Wesley and Carolyn White of Brookhaven; her daughters, Willie Faye Sanders of Silver Creek and Jackie Douglas of Magnolia; 9 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Olion White; her parents; a great-grandchild, Brooke Sanders; two sons-in-law, Luther Sanders and William Douglas; five brothers; and five sisters. Services were held at Monticello Church of Christ. Burial was at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

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WHITE, Sarah Trotter
SARDIS, MISSISSIPPI: Sarah Trotter White, 93, died February 4, 2001. She was a homemaker, and was the widow of D.T. White. She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Sardis with Ken Sayers officiating.

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WHITING, Josephine
COMO, MISSISSIPPI: Josephine Whiting, 99, passed away February 25, 2005. She was a farmer and a member of Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, where she was on the usher board. She was a mother of the church, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Whiting. She is survived by a daughter, Zannie Mae Young of Dallas, TX; three sons, Otis Whiting and Robert Whiting, both of Chicago, IL, and James Whiting of Como; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great grandchildren. Services were held at Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, followed by interment at the church cemetery.

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WHITSETT, Martha
OAKLAND, MISSISSIPPI: Martha Carol Reasons Whitsett, 71, died December 8, 2009. She was the daughter of the late John Harris Reasons and Nettie V. Castleman Reasons. She was the co-founder of Insulation and Refractories Services, Inc. of Memphis. She was a member of the Homemakers Volunteers of Yalobusha and Tallahatchie Counties, and the Order of the Eastern Star. She attended Sylva Rena Baptist Church, and enjoyed traveling. She is survived by her husband, John G. Whitsett; a son and daughter-in-law, John W. and Kathey Whitsett of Horn Lake, MS; a daughter, Denise Whitsett of Memphis, TN; two sisters, Sheila Gholson and Shirley Magner, both of Kennett, MO; 3 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services were held at Memphis Funeral Home. Committal was at Memphis Memory Gardens with arrangements by Seven Oaks Funeral Home.

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WHITTEN, John Wallace
SUMNER, MISSISSIPPI: John Wallace Whitten Jr., 83, died February 18, 2003. He was born February 26, 1919. He was an attorney, and a graduate of the University of Mississippi. He served as a captain in the United States Army during World War II, and was an aide-de-camp to Maj. Gen. Frank H. Partridge in Europe and Japan. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star. As an attorney, he served as counsel to the Tallahatchie County Board of Supervisors for 50 years and to Tallahatchie General Hospital for 44 years. For 20 years, he was an attorney for the Yazoo-Mississippi Levee Board. He is survived by his wife, Marianne Thaxton Whitten of Sumner; two sons, John W. Whitten III and Thax Whitten, both of Sumner; a brother, Charles E. Whitten of Prattville, AL; and 3 grandchildren, John Whitten IV, Robert Whitten and Ellen Whitten, all of Sumner. A memorial service was held at Sumner Presbyterian Church. Arrangements were handled by Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston.

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WHITTEN, Melanie Neely
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI: Melanie Neely Whitten, 48, died December 22, 2004. She was born July 23, 1956. She was a graduate of Lee Academy and Phillips Community College. She was a registered nurse, and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, Charles M. Whitten Jr. of Crestview, FL; a son, Charles M. Whitten III of Crestview, FL; her mother, Margaret Neely of Fort Walton Beach, FL; her siblings, Terryll Neely and husband Dr. Edwin Nordan of Greenville, and Grey and wife Nancy Hood Neely of Clarksdale; a grandson; three nephews; and a niece. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sumner with arrangements by Nowell Funeral Home.

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WHITTEN, Nannie Louise Mackey
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI: Nannie Louise Mackey Whitten, 95, passed away December 10, 2003 in Clarksdale. She was born January 19, 1908 to Clarence and Ethel Johnston Mackey. She was a civic leader and an educator. She taught English at several Mississippi high schools, and also at Delta State University. She was a graduate of Shenandoah University, Mississippi College, and the University of Mississippi. She was a charter member of Oakhurst Baptist Church, the Clarksdale Woman's Club and the Homemakers Club. She held a number of offices in the American Legion Auxiliary, rising from unit president to District III president to state president and eventually national vice-president of the Southern Division. She received the Valley Forge Classroom Teacher's Award and a fellowship in American History studies at Mississippi College. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Iota teachers' sorority and served as its national president in 1975-76. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, the First Families of Mississippi, the Southern Dames and the Whitfield Society. She was the widow of Brown Whitten. Survivors include a sister, Thelma M. Lindsay of Johnston City, Tenn., and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at the funeral home, followed by interment at Oakridge Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Nowell Funeral Home of Clarksdale, MS.

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WHITTEN, Travis H.
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI: Travis Howard Whitten, 86, died March 16, 2005. He was a retired engineer for AT&T. He was born November 10, 1918. He was a member of Oakhurst Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and member of the Exchange Club. He is survived by his wife, Inez Birdsong Whitten of Clarksdale; a daughter, Beverly Whitten Easley of Walls; a grandson, Chris Easley of Memphis; and two great-grandchildren. Interment was at Smith Cemetery in Cascilla under the direction of Nowell Funeral Home.

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WICKER, John Ralph
HOLLY SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI: John Ralph Wicker, 96, died February 20, 2005. He was a retired Greyhound Bus driver with 30 years of service. He is survived by a sister, Sara Bryant of Memphis, TN; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Bryant Wicker; and a son, John Wicker, Jr. Burial was at Glenfield Memorial Cemetery in New Albany, MS.

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WIGGINS, Oscar
ROSEDALE, MISSISSIPPI: Oscar Wiggins, 68, died December 6, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Norciss Wiggins of Rosedale; two sons, Brandon Fowler of Rosedale and Audray Walker of Illinois; four daughters, Aldrige Walker and Shinell Manuel, both of Chicago, IL, Sheila Butler of Waterloo, IA, and Deosha Leak of Southaven; his father, James B. Wiggins of Gunnison; two brothers, Tommie Wiggins of Decatur, IL, and Leon Wiggins of St. Louis; and two sisters, Evelyn Sutton of Gunnison, and Girtie Mae Coleman of Decatur, IL. Services were held at Gospel Temple Church. Burial was at Burks Cemetery in Gunnison with arrangements by Byas Funeral Home.

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WILEMON, Ouida
AMORY, MISSISSIPPI: Ouida Jane Pierce Wilemon, 76, died June 21, 2009. She was born July 14, 1932 to Yancy and Verma Miles Pierce. She formerly worked for Amory Manor Nursing Home, and had also been employed as a cake decorator. She attended Rocky Springs Baptist Church. She enjoyed hummingbirds, crocheting, and watching deer. She is srvived by her husband, Bobby Wilemon; a son, Eddie Wilemon (Dian) of Amory; four daughters, Barbara Curry (Mike) of Pensacola, FL, Lynn Burt (Ricky) of Nettleton, Teresa Vandiver (Philip Elam) of Amory, and Tonya Hipps Pharr of Nettleton; a sister, Bettye Mixon (Rhonnie) of Amory; a special niece, Pam Begin of Massachusetts; 19 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Joe Pierce; and a granddaughter, Kandi Wilemon. Burial was at Haughton Memorial Park under the direction of E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.

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WILKINSON, Dorothy Knight
BAY ST. LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI: Dorothy Knight Wilkinson, 79, died February 19, 2005. Survivors include her son, Royce A. Wilkinson, Jr. of Bay St. Louis; and a brother, Dr. Harold V. Knight of Hattiesburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Royce A. Wilkinson, Sr.; and her parents, Elbert and Essie B. Knight. Services were held at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Long Beach. Arrangements were handled by Riemann Funeral Home.

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WILKINSON, Francis
BELZONI, MISSISSIPPI: Francis Willadean Wilkinson, 72, died January 11, 2010. Survivors include a daughter, Penny (David) Prestage of Gaston, SC; two sons, Dean Wilkinson of Waxachie, TX and Tommy Wilkinson of Midlothian, TX; three brothers, David Lott of Meridian, MS, Wallace Lott of Duncanville, TX, and Rev. Dewitt Lott of Eupora, MS; a sister, Reba Helms of Isola; 5 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services were held at Eastside Baptist Church. Burial was at Greenlawn Cemetery in Greenville by Mortimer Funeral Home.

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WILLARD, Leaster
CRENSHAW, MISSISSIPPI: Leaster E. Willard, 77, died October 11, 2002. He was a retired police officer, in addition to being a World War II Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Willard of Crenshaw; three daughters, Carol Stephens and Sherry Burkes, both of Longtown, and Cathy Bolen of Crenshaw; four sons, Tony Willard of Senatobia, Larry Willard and Danny Willard, both of Longtown, and Jerry Willard of Marks; five sisters, Vera Tucker of Mt. Pleasant, Idena Pearman of Southaven, Betty Brewer of Senatobia, Shirley Collum of Tocopola, and Joyce Sowell of Hernando; four brothers, Freeman Willard of Oxford, Delane Willard of Crenshaw, and Ricky Willard and Johnny Willard, both of Arkabutla; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Longtown Cemetery with arrangements by C.O. Pate Funeral Home of Senatobia, MS.

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WILLIAMS, John
CENTREVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: John H. Williams, 52, died November 24, 1972 at his home. He worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Survivors include his wife, Rose Lee Williams; a son, John Alber of San Francisco; three daughters, Mrs. A. Gillard of Los Angeles, and Cheryl Ann Williams and Mrs. Johnnie Jefferson, both of San Francisco; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Beverly of Centreville; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Interment was at Mount Pleasant Cemetery with arrangements by Williams and Williams Funeral Home.

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WILLIAMS, Martha
MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI: Martha Williams died on May 10, 1872 of typhoid fever. She was the daughter of the late Bryant T. Williams. She was survived by her brother, Dr. T.H.B. Williams. Burial was at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Macon, MS.

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WILLIS, Allen E.
HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI: Allen Earl Willis, 60, died February 3, 2005. Survivors include three sons, James Earl Willis, Jr. of Jollai, CA, Andrew Willis and Jerry Willis both of Chicago, IL; five sisters, Mary Alice Marshall, Mamie Lee Eaton, Beulah Fay Berry, Annie Laura Stewart, Nita Kay Williams all of Hattiesburg; and 8 grandchildren. Services were held at Mars Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Nathan Jordon officiating. Interment was at Palmers Crossing Community Cemetery with arrangements by Owens and Sons Funeral Home.

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WILSON, Ruth O'Neal
LIBERTY, MISSISSIPPI: Ruth O'Neal Wilson, 61, died December 8, 2003. She was born April 1, 1942 to the late Thomas A. and Doris M. Wilson. Services were held at Cook's Enterprise Funeral Home in McComb with Elder Alfred O. Wilson presiding. Burial was at Winding Carter Church Cemetery.

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WIMBERLY, Vivian
CALHOUN CITY, MISSISSIPPI: Vivian Wimberly died April 24, 2007. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Cook and husband Dearl of Calhoun City, and Michele McGregor and husband Bud of Pittsboro; two sons, Mike Wimberly and wife Deborah of Clarksdale, and Chuck Wimberly of Calhoun City; two sisters, Elouise Simpson of Calhoun City, and Betty Goodson and husband Marvis of Calhoun City; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Wimberly; her parents, Thoedora "Dora" Burks and Adell Robbins Burks; a great-grandson, Ramon Alejandro; 4 brothers and a sister. Services were held at Pryor Funeral Home. Burial was at New Gauley Cemetery.

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WINDHAM, Carrie
COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI: Carrie Will Windham, 95, died October 17, 2009. She was born July 2, 1914 to Will and Nellie Murdock. She attended El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Carrie Minor Howard of Chicago, IL; a son, Robert Minor of Forest Park IL; and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Burial was at Sandfield Cemetery under the direction of Carter's Funeral Home.

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WINDHAM, Frances
LIBERTY, MISSISSIPPI: Frances Diane Windham, 60, died June 17, 2009. She was born March 21, 1949 to the late Barney B. Rollinson and Christine Whittington Rollinson. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Freddie Windham; a son, Freddie L. Windham; a daughter, Deonna L. Windham; a sister, Eva Etheridge and husband Bob; a brother, Horace "Scottie" Rollinson and wife Annette; her nieces and nephews; 3 grandchildren; and a special friend, Linda Walsh. Burial was at New Hope Cemetery near Gloster under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.

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WINDHAM, Vallie
COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI: Vallie Wilma Williams Windham, 88, died January 17, 2010. She was born November 14, 1921 to the late John Spottswood and Ida Lamar Cook Williams. She was a retired bookkeeper for Hunter Distributing, and was a former civil service employee at Columbus Air Force Base. She was a longtime member of East End Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, and helped with the church nursery. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, canning and walking. She is survived by two sons, Philip H. Windham (Janice) of Chattanooga, TN, and John Paul Windham (Janet) of Waleska, GA, a daughter, Judy W. Cockerham (Stephen) of Columbus; a twin brother, W. W. "Bud" Williams of Meridian; a sister, Adolyn "Rip" Devall of Gulfport; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Windham, Jr.; four sisters, Louise Williams, Eran McFadden, Elsie Singley, and Beverly Harrell; and four brothers, John S. Williams, Jr., Bryan Lamar "Topper" Williams, and twins Jim and Howard Williams. Interment was at Friendship Cemetery by Gunter and Peel Funeral Home.

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WINFIELD, George R.
EUPORA, MISSISSIPPI: George R. Winfield, 65, died December 27, 2003. He was a retired truck driver, and attended Cedar Bluff Baptist Church. He is survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Lorene Sims of Starkville and Susie Lucas of Mathiston; two brothers, David Winfield and Pete Winfield of Pheba; and two grandchildren. Services were held at Wise Funeral Home Chapel, followed by burial at Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery in Cedar Bluff.

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WINTER, Deward L., Sr.
HOULKA, MISSISSIPPI: Deward Lorell Winter Sr., 82, died February 1, 2005. He was a retired cutter for the Bobby Brooks Clothing Company. He was a Mason, and enjoyed squirrel hunting at Rolling Fork with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Charlene Winter; a daughter, Debra Flaherty and husband Mike of Houlka; three stepdaughters, Donna Fleming of Jonesboro, Linda Wright of Nesbit and Carolyn Brown of Helena, AR; three sons, Steve Winter and wife Pat, D.L. Winter and wife Donna, and Skip Winter and wife Tammie, all of Houlka; two sisters, Maxine McKnight and Jewell Hitchcock, both of Pontotoc; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mack Winter and Mamie Corder Winter; and three brothers, William Ike Winter, Bud Winter and Everett Clyde Winter. Services were held at Houlka First Baptist Church with Rev. David Blackwell officiating. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Houlka Funeral Home.

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WINTER, Ernestine Poe
CALHOUN CITY, MISSISSIPPI: Ernestine Poe Winter passed away on March 14, 2005. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Winter McPhail of Calhoun City; a son, Larry Winter of Pittsboro, MS; 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Winter; and her parents, L.F. Poe and Virgie Carter Poe. Services were held at the chapel of Pryor Funeral Home. Burial was at Chapel Hill Cemetery.

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WOODS, Jane
HOLLY SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI: Jane Sibley Lester Woods, 84, died March 31, 2005. She was a secretary and bookkeeper, and was a charter member of the Town and Country Garden Club. She is survived by three sons, Christopher Lamar Woods of Memphis, TN, Roger Douglas Woods of Forest, and Jonathan Lester Woods of Red Banks; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Lamar Woods. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Holly Springs. Burial was at Hill Crest Cemetery under the direction of Holly Springs Funeral Home.

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WOOTEN, Joe C.
CARTHAGE, MISSISSIPPI: Joe Charles Wooten, 72, died February 18, 2006. He was an equipment dealer, and served as a deacon at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Among the surviving family members are his wife, Faye Wooten; three sons, Ronny Wooten, Ricky Wooten, and Rodney Wooten; a daughter, Regina White; a sister, Frankie Langford; 12 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Reformation Cemetery with Bro. Randolph Scott officiating. Arrangements were handled by Wilcox Funeral Home.

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WRIGHT, Margie
HERNANDO, MISSISSIPPI: Margie Velma Wright, 58, died April 15, 2004. She was a retired co-owner of Southern Auto Electric. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the American Cherokee Confederacy of Georgia. She is survived by her husband, Dennis E. Wright; a son, Shane Wright of Jonesboro, AR; two daughters, Shelly Miller of Preston, MO, and Jessica Murrell of Southaven; a brother, Vernie Murrell of Memphis; and 4 grandchildren. Services were held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Interment was at the church cemetery.

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WYATT, Oscar
LOUISVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Oscar Wyatt, 85, died March 11, 2003. He was a construction worker. He is survived by his wife, Mattie Pearson Wyatt of Rockford, IL; three sons, Donald Wyatt of Rockford, IL and Bifford Wyatt and wife Cheri of Byron, IL; a sister, Macy Neal and husband Jim of Birmingham, AL; 11 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren. Services were held at Center Ridge United Methodist Church in Louisville. Interment was at Center Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery under the direction of Nowell-Tilghman Funeral Home.

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YANIK, Michael
OCEAN SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI: Michael Yanik, 88, died June 20, 2009. He was born January 14, 1921 to Michael and Catherine Yanik. He retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years, having served in World War II and Korea. He was also retired from the Lake Aerial School District in Pennsylvania. Survivors include his wife, Carmella Yanik; a daughter, Judith A. Thomas of Woodbridge, NJ; two sons, Michael D. (Barbara) Yanik of Milltown, NJ, and Ronald A. (Tommie) Yanik of Ocean Springs; 5 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Yanik; and two brothers, George Yanik and John Yanik. Interment with military honors was at Biloxi National Cemetery with arrangements by Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

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YARBOR, Annie
ISOLA, MISSISSIPPI: Annie M. Yarbor, 79, died August 12, 2009. Survivors include her sons, Acie (Shirley) Yarbor, Jr., Eddie (Evonne) Yarbor, Lacie Yarbor, Donald (Sonja) Yarbor, and Tyrone (Cheryl) Yarbor, all of Belzoni; her daughters, Canda (Larry) Nicholson, Brenda I. (Jimmy) Hall, Thellma Yarbor, Dora (Lewis) Robinson, Flora Yarbor, Annie L. Yarbor, Wanda Yarbor, Earlene Yarbor, Joyce A. (Jimmy) Smith, and Jackie Yarbor, all of Belzoni; two sisters, Eirvine Montgomery and Ruby Reed, both of Birmingham, AL; a brother, John Walker of Birmingham, AL; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services were held at White Star Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at Bankhead Memorial Gardens in Belzoni.

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YEATMAN, Harrel E.
STARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI: Harrel Eugene Yeatman, 68, died May 1, 2009. He was a retired manager with Spot Cash Furniture, and attended Hebron Baptist Church. He was a Shriner and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Elizabeth Armstrong Yeatman; a daughter, Karen Scholz and friend Terry Burkhart of Apopka, FL; his sons, Darrell Yeatman (DeeDee) of Southaven, MS, and Kevin Yeatman of Starkville; a brother, Johnny Ray Yeatman of Maben, MS; and 5 grandchildren. Burial was at Oktibbeha Memorial Gardens Park Cemetery under the direction of Welch Funeral Home.

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YOUNG, Sarah
LUMBERTON, MISSISSIPPI: Sarah L. Young, 63, died January 25, 2005. She belonged to the Church of the Way. Funeral services were held February 1, 2005 at the Church of the Way with interment at Love Quarters Cemetery.

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ZACHARY, Jane Norman
HOUSTON, MISSISSIPPI: Jane Norman Zachary, 71, died November 26, 2000. She was a retired accountant, and attended Grimes United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Hubert Zachary of Memphis; her sons, Mike Zachary of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jon Zachary of Katy, Texas; her sister, Mary Branum of Brookhaven; Wallace Norman Sr. of Houston, Miss.; and 6 grandchildren. Services were held at Houston Funeral Home in Houston, MS. Burial was at the Houston Cemetery.

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