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EUPORA - Sue Kolb Cook, 53, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 15, 1947, in Webster County. She was a longtime plant manager and a training specialist for Garan Inc., a member of Eupora Rotary and was active in community affairs. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Mathiston. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Cook Sr.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church Mathiston with the Rev. Higdon Herrington and Dr. Lowell Ingram officiating. Burial will be in LaGrange Cemetery in Choctaw County. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughters, Tammy L. Neal of Walthall and Monica M. Whitfield of Starkville; a son, James R. Cook Jr. of Eupora; four sisters, Peggy Hartness of Starkville, Patricia Cochran and Gerri Tenhet, both of Mathiston, and Nancy Bruce of Shreveport, La.; two brothers, William W. Kolb of San Diego and Lamar Kolb of Maben; four grandchildren, Justin Q. Neal and Taylor M. Neal of Walthall, James Grayson Cook of LaGrange community and Laura Abigail Whitfield of Starkville.
MOOREVILLE - Edna "Faye" Asberry died Sept. 29, 2001, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Dec. 12, 1934, in Monroe County to Stanley and Velena Harris. She was Baptist.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be private.
Survivors include her mother, Velena Tate of West Point; a son, Steve Cummings of Shannon; a daughter, Susan Wilson (Howard) of Mooreville; brothers, Dave Harris of Richmond Community, Billy and Tony Tate, both of Amory, and Danny Tate of Beaker; five grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Tilmon W. Treadaway
ECRU - Tilmon W. Treadaway, 83, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Baptist Hospital - Union County in New Albany. He was a retired farmer and a member of New Harmony Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Ecru with Bro. Terry Hall and Bro. Shawn Davis officiating. Burial will be in New Harmony Cemetery.
Survivors include several cousins and two special friends, Wayne Stokes and Terry Pitts.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother and sister.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today.
HOLLY SPRINGS - Harold Joyce Greene, 71, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born Sept. 13, 1930, in Winfield to the late Fred G. Greene and Minnie Newcomb. He was a minister for Holly Springs Church of Christ.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Todd Sanderson and Bro. Carey Reed officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs.
Survivors include his wife Lois Brown Greene of Holly Springs; a son, Harold Kydel Greene of Holly Springs; a brother, Dennis Greene of Winfield, Ala.; a sister, Carol Palmer of Gadston, Ala.
Pallbearers will be Harold Carden, Tate Miller, Curt Clayton, Terry Sanderson, Jerry Gibson and Jerry Moore Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dale May, Ralph Clayton, Doug Owen and Jerry Moore Sr.
RIPLEY - Addie Mae Reed, 71, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. She was a member of Community Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was a member of Tippah County Cancer Support Group.
Services will be 4 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Talley and the Rev. Bob McKee officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Park.
Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Thrasher and husband, Jimmy, of Ripley; one son, Wesley Reed and wife Helen, of Ripley; five sisters, Frances Bumpus of Hickory Flat, Lillie Bell Paseur of Pontotoc, Ethel Wright of Falkner, Mary Edge of Joliet, Ill., and Billye Brown of Walnut; four grandchildren, Lucy Freeman and husband, Chip, Bryan Thrasher and wife, Brandy, Jonathan Reed and Ashley Thrasher; five great-grandchildren, Paige Thrasher, Reed Freeman, Ryan Freeman, Chase Thrasher and Brandon Thrasher.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis E. Reed; her parents, George Franklin Sr. and Fannie Doretha Bailey Graves; two brothers, Oliver Graves and G.F. Graves.
Pallbearers will be Randy Graves, Lowell Bumpas, Gary Brown, Gene Crouch, Ronnie Street, Larry Street, Jerry Reed and Perry Reed.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Community Baptist Church.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
NETTLETON - Helen Irene Hendrix Saxon, 58, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born July 7, 1943, in Lee County to John McKinney and Cora Mears Hendrix. She was a native of Nettleton, a homemaker and a Baptist. She loved to work crossword puzzles and was an owl collector.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Jones Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Payne and the Rev. Thomas Neal officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Emmett R. Saxon of Nettleton; two daughters, Elizabeth Brown of Columbus and Loressa Saxon of the home; one stepdaughter, Terrie Moody of Clearwater, Fla.; two stepsons, Rickey Harrison of Hernando, Fla., and Duke King of Clearwater, Fla.; one sister, Martha Jo Randolph of Nettleton; four brothers, Dale Hendrix of Shannon, Lester Hendrix of Tupelo, David Hendrix and Bobby Hendrix, both of Nettleton; one halfsister, Mary McLovy of Ocala, Fla.; three halfbrothers, Johnny Hendrix, Jimmy Hendrix and Danny Hendrix, all of Ocala, Fla.; two grandchildren, Kayla Brown and Hope Whitaker; two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Daphene Sullivan and Helen Purcell; one brother, Marion Hendrix.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Joe Hendrix, Darron Hendrix, Phil Randolph, Mark Hendrix, Chad Hendrix and Craig Whitaker.
The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services Monday.
OXFORD - Thomas Jeffery "Tommy" Tosh, 21, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was a student at the University of Mississippi and a graduate of Oxford High School, where he was a member of the school's golf team. He was a member of Oxford-University United Methodist Church, where he was a former president of the United Methodist Youth Fellowship. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, where he served as chaplain and was a house boy for Kappa Delta sorority. He was a student leader with Campus Crusade for Christ, a University of Mississippi orientation leader and a student worker in the chancellor's office at the University of Mississippi.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at University United Methodist Church in Oxford with the Rev. Warren Black and the Rev. Marjorie Buckley officiating. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Dennis and Beth Tosh of Oxford; a sister, Christine Tosh Rayburn of Jackson; a brother, Denny Tosh of Oxford; his grandparents Dr. and Mrs. G.M. Jeffery of Decatur, Ga., and Helen Tosh of Kennesaw, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Dennis Tosh.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Campus Crusade for Christ at the University of Mississippi, Account UOFMS, Campus Crusade for Christ, 100 Lake Hart Dr., Orlando, FL 32832.
Edna C. Mathis
CORINTH - Edna C. Mathis, 80, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Iuka Hospital. She was a member of the Antioch Freewill Baptist Church. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed canning, sewing, shopping and traveling.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Stephen Howell and Charlie Browning officiating. Burial will be in Valley of the Dogwood Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Eldred D. Lambert and wife, Janie, of Corinth; three sisters, Larue Dowdy and husband, Grover, and Sue McClendon, both of El Paso, Texas, and Delora Terrell and husband, Frank, of Utica, Mich.; a brother, Dewey T. Caston and wife, Ellen, of Iuka; two grandchildren, Eric Lambert and Emily Lambert; special friends, Barbara McCain and husband, George, of Counce, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Joan Caston of Michigan; nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Lambert; her father, Dewey Caston; her mother, Lola Barkley Caston; two brothers, Joe E. Caston and John A. Caston; two sisters, Fay Handy and May Davis.
Pallbearers will be Eric Lambert, George McCain, Wayne Shults, James Shults, Anthony Maricle and Eddie Smith.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at Magnolia Funeral Home.
Willie Butch' Mize
GREENWOOD SPRINGS - Willie Gayle "Butch" Mize, 57, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Gaylon Martin Sr.
Gaylon Leon Martin Sr., 62, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, in Lee County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
PONTOCOLA - Clyde Mask, 92, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at his residence in the Pontocola community. He was born July 24, 1909 in the Pontocola community to the late Vannie and Lela Smith Mask, a pioneer family in the area. He lived all his life in the Pontocola community, where he was a farmer, cattleman and landowner. He formerly owned the cotton gins in Shannon and Pontocola and a general mercantile business. He was a lifetime member of Pontocola Baptist Church.
Services were held Sunday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Fred Hartley officiating. Burial was in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his son, Mike Mask and wife, Mary, of Pontocola; four grandchildren, Michael Mask and wife, Cathy, of Brewer, Susie Kelly and husband, Gary, of Pontocola, Tracy Mask and his wife, Jacqueline, of Pontocola and Sandra Cobb of McComb; eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death on Nov. 5, 1995, by his wife of 66 years, Helene Johnson Mask, and a son, Wayne Mask, in 1978.
Memorials may be made to the Pontocola Baptist Church, 111 CR 506, Shannon, MS 38868 or to the Gideon's Bible Fund, P.O. Box 1073, Tupelo, MS 38802.
MYRTLE - Alma "Gertie" Gertrude Rogers Edwards, 97, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Beverly Health Care in Ripley. She was born Jan. 18, 1904, in Union County to the late William Walter and Cornelia Alma Garrison Rogers. She was a member of Old Oak Grove Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Joe Epting officiating. Burial will be in Philadelphia Cemetery.
Survivors include her sisters, Cassie Burgess of Ripley and Lucille Rogers Dunn of McComb; a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herbert C. Edwards; a sister, Gladys Rogers McCain; two brothers, Jack Rogers and Book Rogers.
Pallbearers will be Steven Farr, Joey Farr, Jim Jenkins, Danny Rogers, Donald Rogers and Wayne Rogers.
VINA, Ala. - Lucille Boyd, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Care Center in Red Bay, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala.
COVINGTON, Tenn. - Raymond Arthur Owens, 97, formerly of Blue Mountain, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Covington Manor Nursing Home in Covington, Tenn. He was a retired carpenter.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. today in Blue Mountain Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Garrison officiating. Mortimer Funeral Home of Ecru is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Bernice Berkley of Covington, Tenn., Helen Boyd Zeferjahn of Garden Grove, Calif., and Betty Marie McCowan of Topeka, Kan.; two sons, Ricky Owens of Pontotoc and Larry Lee Owens of Topeka, Kan.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sue Grant Owens.
OKOLONA - Alice Powe died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at her residence in Okolona.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Funeral Home of Okolona.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Eleanor King Simmons died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, in Washington, D.C. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Funeral Home of Okolona.