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Frank Owens

RED BAY, Ala. Franklin "Frank" R. Owens, 77, died Friday, March 21, 1997, in Cherokee, Ala., from the results of an automobile accident on Hwy 72. He was a native of Mississippi. He was a retired farmer, and he attended the Church of God.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Old Bethel Methodist Church in Belmont with the Rev. Jimmy Massey officiating. Burial will be in the Old Bethel Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, James W. Owens and daughter-in-law, Sybil, of Red Bay, Ala., and Jerry Wayne Owens of Cherokee, Ala.; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Sevella Puckett of Red Bay, Kathryn Motes of Wood, Ark., Inez Brooks of St. Louis, Mo., and Betty Puckett of Russellville, Ala.; seven brothers, William Owens of Xenia, Ohio, Charles Owens of Manton, Mich., Clifton Owens of Be Bee, Ark., Hayward Owens of Cherokee, Ala., Joe Owens of Bridgeport, Texas, Willard Owens and Donnie Owens, both of St. Louis, Mo.

Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state from 2 until service time today.

Bill Hawkins

POTTS CAMP William E. "Bill" Hawkins, 78, died Friday, March 21, 1997, at his home. He was born March 12, 1919, in Potts Camp to George Hawkins and Mary Alice Potter Hawkins. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Potts Camp. He was a wood craftsman. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Buchanan and Bro. John Lyon officiating. Burial will be in the Butler Cemetery in Potts Camp.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Viola Foster Hawkins of Potts Camp; one son, Dennis Manning of Sardis; four cousins, Charles "Pudgie" Boren of Potts Camp, J.R. Boren of Holly Springs, Marjorie Potter and Helen Cochran, both of Memphis; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Hawkins.

Pallbearers will be Gary Farmer, David Newman, David Cook, Joe Rhea, Edward Overall and John Hale.

Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of First Baptist Church.

Visitation will be at 4:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John England

BOONEVILLE John Lewis England, 63, died Thursday, March 20, 1997, at his home near Booneville. He was born Aug. 5, 1933, in Prentiss County to James Willie and Velma Bithy Scott England. He was employed by Briggs Transportation as a mechanic, and he was a member of Teamsters Local 701. He was a member of the Church of God. He enjoyed fishing, playing the guitar and singing, working on all types of vehicles and lawn equipment, and sharing his belief in God with his family.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ronald Jones officiating. Burial will be in Hodges Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Betty Jean Keel England, whom he married Nov. 26, 1955; one son, John England and his wife, Marthe, of Booneville; five daughters, Deborah Mann and her husband, Glen, of Booneville, Linda Cramer and her husband, Thomas, of Rienzi, Kathy Horrell and her husband, Bob, of Baldwyn, Brenda Lambert and her husband, Mark, of the Snowdown Community and Cindy Parker and her husband, Kenneth, of Booneville; three brothers, James England of Booneville, Terry England of Elgin, Ill., and Fairley England of Rienzi; five sisters, Lorees Kennedy of Salem, Mo., Cleora Alexander of Ardmore, Ala., Needa Fealey of Crown Points, Ind., Betty Hood of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Willie Jean Gray of St. Louis, Mo.; an uncle, Herman England of Booneville; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Fairley England, James England, Terry England, Mark Lambert, Tom Cramer, Bob Horrell and Kenneth Parker.

Visitation will last until service time.

Jimmye Lou

TIPLERSVILLE Jimmy Lou Smith Graham, 71, died Friday, March 21, 1997, at the Meridian Heart Services in Meridian. She was a homemaker and a member of the Providence Baptist Church in Tiplersville. She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Graham; and her parents, Clay and Lela Smith.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Bill Baker officiating and Bro. Jeff Hall and Bro. Jeff Hardy assisting. Burial will be in the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Melinda Cater of Conehatta; one sister, Imogene Howell of Blue Mountain; one brother, Hugh Clayton Smith of Collierville, Tenn.; four grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Todd Howell, Eddie Hopper, Jimmy Hopper, Jeff Smith, Phillip Graham and Ronald Graham.

Gerald Aldridge

OKOLONA Gerald Edward Aldridge, 19, died Friday, March 21, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo from injuries suffered in a four wheeler accident on March 16, 1997, in Monroe County. He was born on Feb. 13, 1978, in Columbus. He attended the Okolona Schools. He had been a resident of West Point, Senatobia and Okolona before moving to Guntown. He was employed by Bauhaus in Saltillo. He had previously worked for Strata-Lounger in Okolona and Sears in Tupelo. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness of Booneville. He enjoyed music, basketball, swimming and hiking.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Turon Cemetery in Itawamba County. Memorial services will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness on Monument Drive in Tupelo. Ministers will be Bro. David Crestman and Bro. Lecil Pierce. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Jerry E. Aldridge and Ladonna J. Welden Aldridge of Okolona; his fiancee, Tracie Thomas of Guntown; two brothers, Timothy J. Aldridge and Matthew W. Aldridge, both of Okolona; his grandparents, J.E. and Mozelle Aldridge of Fulton and Orville and Virginia Welden of Apache Junction, Ariz.; four aunts, Brenda Butler of Okolona, Linda Von Rader of California, Lanette Long of Apache Junction, Ariz., Cathy Brumfield of Apache Junction, Ariz.; three uncles, Lonnie Von Rader of California, David Aldridge of Tupelo and Billy Butler of Okolona; 11 first cousins, Susanna Cruthirds, Amanda Sanduski, Tiffany Aldridge, Gina Campbell, Michelle Peters, Randy Long, Tonya Bowers, Brian Long, Naomi Long, Michael Brumfield, and Mark Brumfield, James Aldridge.

Pallbearers will be Derrick Parker, Jared Parker, Stan Thomas, Jeff Brown, Chris Brown and Scott Ramsey.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Kathleen Kimbrough

WEST POINT Kathleen Shelton Kimbrough, 78, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at the Clay County Medical Center in West Point. She was a Baptist. She was native of Oakman, Ala. She had lived in West Point since 1967. She was a retired assembly worker and had worked at Blazon-Flexible Flyer Corporation. She was the daughter of the late Mary Orlean Moore and Jessie Barnhill Shelton.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James S. Young officiating. Burial will be in the West Point Memorial Garden Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Kay Carbaugh of West Point; two sons, Larry Kimbrough and Brian Keith Kimbrough, both of West Point; three stepsons, John Kimbrough of Fresno, Calif., Arvin Kimbrough and Bob Kimbrough, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Claudine Hill of Torleta, Wash., and Inez Hines of Pawnee, Okla.; four brothers, Hubert Shelton of Cumberland, Tenn., Herbert Shelton of West Point, Raymond Shelton and Andrew Prim Shelton, both of Tampa, Fla.

Pallbearers will be John Johnstone, Billy Allen, Richard Carbaugh, Brian Kimbrough, John Cummings and Frank Hawkins.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. R.T. Lott, Danny Ivey, Michael Darling, Chris Rothwell and the staff of ICU of the Clay County Medical Center.

Visitation will be from 3 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 460 McCord St., West Point, Miss., 39773.

Samuel W. Johnson

Samuel W. Johnson died Friday, March 21, 1997, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter's Mortuary.

Elie E. Box

EUPORA Elie E. "Hub" Box, 76, died Friday, March 21, 1997, at Webster Health Services in Eupora. He was a retired shop foreman for 33 years in the Ackerman Schools. He was born in Choctaw County on Jan. 31, 1921. He was a member of Wood Springs Baptist Church in Choctaw. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Wood Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Lanny Collum and the Rev. Dale Strickland officiating. Burial will be in the Wood Springs Cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Woods Box of Eupora; one daughter, Fayrene Atkins of Dekalb; two sons, Norval Box and Larry Box, both of Eupora; one sister, Eva Dean of Tomnolen; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

Andrew C. Leopard

PARK FOREST, Ill. Andrew C. Leopard, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, after an extended illness. He was born Dec. 30, 1924, in West Point. He was a member of St. Paul's Good Shepard Church, Flatlanders Ski Club, a former member of Park Forest Kiwanis Club, a volunteer tax aid and a pantry volunteer. He was a veteran of the 82nd Airborne in World War II. He graduated from Stetson University and spent his entire career working in the operating division of Swift and Co. Beginning in Orlando, Fla., he worked in Lakeland, Atlanta, Montgomery, Birmingham and, finally, the general office in Chicago until retirement.

Lain-Sullivan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Louisa Leopard; two sons, Russell Leopard of Morganton, N.C., and Andrew Leopard and his wife, Emily Sue, of Huntsville, Ala.; three granddaughters; a brother, Henry Earl of Louisville, Tenn.; three sisters, Lola Carter of Houston, Anita Kamberg of Venice, Calif., and Frances Kilgore of Philadelphia; several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul's Good Shepard Church or a favorite charity.

D. Cleo Hickey

OLIVE BRANCH D. Cleo Michael Hickey, 83, died Thursday, March 20, 1997, at Baptist Central. She was formerly of Memphis for 41 years. She was a member of Bethany Parkway United Methodist Church in Memphis. She was a homemaker.

Services were at 3 p.m. Friday at the Forest Hill Funeral Home South. Burial was in the Autumn Woods Memorial Park in Olive Branch.

Survivors include her husband, John A. Hickey of Olive Branch; two daughters, Betty Hickey Alger of Olive Branch and Suzanne Hickey Crismon of Little Rock, Ark.; one son, Michael A. Hickey of Olive Branch; three sisters, Doris M. Geno of Rienzi, Dean M. Tollison and Laura W. Cartwright, both of Booneville; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude or the Bethany Parkway United Methodist Church.

Floyd Robinson

RED BAY, Ala. Floyd Buron Robinson, 83, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at the Red Bay Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.

Essie Mae Kilpatrick

BATESVILLE Essie Mae Peek Kilpatrick, 88, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at the Holly Springs Nursing Home. She was born July 13, 1908, in Panola County. She was a member of Eureka Methodist Church. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Wells Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Buell officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Russell E. Kilpatrick of Watervalley; two daughters, Charlene Peek Wilburn of Oxford and Ivy Lee Peek Gordon of Enid; one son, Hubert Houston Peek of Oxford; one stepson, Alvin C. Peek of Pope; one half sister, Cecilia McMinn Tinner of Holly Springs; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today.

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Dena Jones

HICKORY FLAT Dena Brasca Sweeden Jones, 101, died Friday, March 21, 1997, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union County. She was born in Marshall County on Jan. 26, 1896, to Jefferson and Phebe Rhew Sweeden. She was a homemaker and a member of United Methodist Church of Hickory Flat. She finished her education at the Cornersville School and went on to Blue Mountain College, where she earned her teacher's license. She returned to Cornersville to teach and also taught at Palestine School in North Benton County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Jones, on March 8, 1985, whom she married March 25, 1917.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the United Methodist Church of Hickory Flat with the Rev. William Speck and the Rev. Smith Whiteside officiating. Burial will be in McKay Cemetery. United Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Evelyn Bready, Geraldine Vanzant and Doris Goode, all of Hickory Flat and Annette Mann of Memphis; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons.

The body will lie in state at the church from 2 until 3 p.m. today.

Addie Miller

BOONEVILLE Addie Miller, 88, died Thursday, March 20, 1997, in the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Howard Scott

HICKORY FLAT Howard Scott, 74, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at his residence. He was born on July 12, 1922, in Benton County to Virgil and Hursel Howard Scott. He retired from Civil Service as a clerk at the Army Depot. He was owner/operator of Scott's Auto Parts/Truck Stop/Country Store. He served in the U.S. Army in the 37th Infantry Division. He was a member of United Methodist Church in Hickory Flat.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the United Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Ivy officiating. Burial will be in the Vista Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Maudie Scott of Hickory Flat, they were married on Nov. 22, 1942; one sister, Eula Mae Peden of Hickory Flat; three nieces, three nephews.

Pallbearers will be Rivers Ayers, Mack Thompson Jr., Charles Wynn Gadd, Ronnie Scott, Mike Scott and Scott Goode.

Honorary pallbearers will be the American Legion Post of Hickory Flat.

Truman Hood

MARIETTA Truman J. Hood, 56, died Friday, March 21, 1997, at his home. He lived in the Kirkville Community. He was employed at Super Sagless for over 20 years. He was a member of the Houston Bird Hunters Club. He was active in the National Shoot to Retrieve. He was an active member of the Mantachie Saddle Club. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Hood, in 1979.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Carl Dunlap and Bro. Buddy Rushing officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Carol Hood of the Kirkville Community; his mother, Ruthie Hood of Kirkville; two daughters, Carla Pettigo and her husband, Jimmy, and Cerrie Hood all of Kirkville; two brothers, Carl Hood of Kirkville and Kelton Hood and his wife, Faye, of Baldwyn; one grandchild, Hailey Pettigo; two nieces, Jan Longue and Patty Sheffield.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Hood, David Hood, Bobby Posey, Don Hinds, Randy Hood and Barry Kitchens.

Visitation will be from 4 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Chiquita Walker

HAMILTON Chiquita Smith Walker died Friday, March 21, 1997, at her home in Hamilton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jackson Mortuary in Aberdeen.

Zula Dilworth

AMORY Zula McGown Dilworth died Friday, March 21, 1997, in the Aberdeen-Monroe County Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jackson Mortuary of Aberdeen.

Lillie Gregory

NEW ALBANY Lillie Mae Stackhouse Britt Gregory, 90, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at the Roselawn Retirement Home. She was born Sept. 9, 1906, in Arkansas to the late Calvin and Octavia Wells Stackhouse. She was a homemaker and a member of the Academy Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl S. Britt; and her second husband, Roy Gregory; three sisters, Vada Lindsey, Neely Wells and Lorene Goudelock; one brother, Sylvester Stackhouse; one granddaughter, Mary Grace White.

Services will be at 4:30 p.m. today at the United Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lyndle Davis and the Rev. Enoch Purvis officiating. Burial will be in the Academy Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, James Britt of Blue Mountain; two sisters, Dorothy Goudelock of Cotton Plant and Leona Forristal of Blytheville, Ark.; one brother, Henry Stackhouse of Hughes, Ark.; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Wendell Goudelock, Jay Goudelock, David Hudson, Mike Hudson, Brian Hudson and Randy Hudson.

Faye Grimes

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Faye Grimes died Friday, March 21, 1997, in Huntsville, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth.

Holley Inman

BOONEVILLE Holley K. Inman, 73, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.

Gilbert Allday

CALHOUN CITY Gilbert Allday, 77, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at his home. He was born Jan. 29, 1920, in Webster County to James M. Allday and Julia Phillips Allday. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Slate Springs. He was a retired equipment operator for Republic County, Kan. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Pryor Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Vance and the Rev. Dave Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Bethany Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Opal Allday of Calhoun City; two sons, Gilbert Wayne Allday of Hebron, Ind., and Jerry Nelson Allday of Derby, Kansas; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Tim Lunceford, Shelton Williams, Cecil Doler, Horance Johnson, T.J. Helms, Leon Betterton, Billy Ray Kelly and George Bingham.

Visitation will be from 2 until 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Frances Crider

TRENTON, Tenn. Mary Frances Crider, 86, died Friday, March 21, 1997, at the Trenton Family Healthcare Center after a short illness. She was a native of Philadelphia, Penn., and a resident of Trenton, Tenn., but she was formerly of Tupelo. She was a homemaker and a retired doctor's assistant. She was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church. She was the widow of Verner L. Crider.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Trent Grubbs officiating. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Millie Torchum of Pleasantville, N.J.; one sister-in-law, Eula Johnson of Trenton, Tenn.; her caregivers, Brenda and Danny Johnson of Trenton, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Chris Johnson, Chad Johnson, Larry Johnson, Earl Creely, Paul Creely and Elwin Pinney.

Visitation will be from 1 until service time today.

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Gladys Pope

BALDWYN Gladys Ileda Hampton Pope, 85, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at her home in Baldwyn. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ in Baldwyn.

Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Clyde Mize and Bro. Ed Casteel officiating. Burial will be in the Shuffle Dust Cemetery east of Baldwyn.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann Pope Wren of Baldwyn and Martha Pope Moore of Covington, La.; two sons, Herman Pope and his wife, Shirley of Woodbury, Tenn., and Stephen Pope and his wife, Kay, of Baldwyn; 15 grandchildren, Cathy Pope, Faye Metts, Allen Pope, Stanley Pope, Sherry Vaughn, Leslie Pope, Aaron Pope, Stephanie Pope Robinson, Lynda Pope, Mikeal Pope, Joshua Pope, Patrick Pope, Quitman Pope, Kristi Hatcher and Shane Moore; 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Pope.

Pallbearers will be Leslie Pope, Aaron Pope, Stanley Pope, Allen Pope, Jacob Pope and Jon Robinson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Metts, Shane Moore, Mikeal Pope, Joshua Pope, Patrick Pope and Quitman Pope.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Durell Thrasher

MANTACHIE James Durell Thrasher, 81, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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