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James Pharr

BOONEVILLE James Pharr died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Salts Funeral Home.

Robert Bolt

BOONEVILLE Robert Lee Bolt, 66, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, at his home after a long illness. He was the son of John and Hazel Ware Bolt. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean War. He married Betty Frances Mann on Aug. 13, 1955. He was a retired employee of FMC. After retiring, he repaired lawn mowers as a hobby.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Salts Funeral Home Chapel . Burial will be in the Liberty Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Betty Mann Bolt of Booneville; two daughters, Betty Rodgers and her husband, Howard, of Eupora, and Ann Key and her husband, Charles, of Booneville; his mother, Hazel Ware Bolt of Booneville; one sister, Dorothy Francis Robinson of Booneville; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

Edgar Spruill

Amory Edgar Spruill, 65, died Saturday, October 18, 1997, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Alga Byers

NEW ALBANY Alga Mae Clayton Forrester Byers, 84, died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Sept. 17, 1913, in Marshall County to George and Viola Gresham Clayton. She was a homemaker and a member of Amaziah Baptist Church since 1947. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Booker Forrester, and her second husband, Judson Joseph Byers.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Troy Defer officiating. Burial will be in Cornersville Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Finley of Danville, Ky., and Mary Lanita Leath of Blue Springs; one son, J.A. Byers of Myrtle; three sisters, Mattie Burks of Myrtle, and Chloe Paton and Mable Paton, both of Potts Camp; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Raymond Neil Forrester and Elbert Lee Forrester; two sisters, Lena Harris and Virgie White; and a brother, Talmadge Clayton.

Pallbearers will be Hugh Thomas, Chuck Williams, Buddy Scott, Gary Swain, Bubba Williams and Steve Martin.

Roy Potts

NEW ALBANY Roy Wesley Potts, 73, died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was born Dec. 4, 1923, in Marshall County to James Sidney Eli and Florence Linley Potts. He was a retired butcher for Mid-South Packers Inc. in Tupelo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Wallace Pannell and the Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Duvell Gaines Potts of New Albany, whom he married Dec. 23, 1943; one daughter, Janice C. Williams of New Albany; three sons, Wesley Potts of Forest, David Potts of Kenton, Tenn., and Charles Potts of New Albany; eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Charles Hall, Vaughn Murphree, Henry Potts, Durell Potts, Jerry Raines, John Washington and Keith McMillen.

Johnny Hill

FALKNER Johnny Hill, 38, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born Dec. 12, 1958. He was a 1977 graduate of Falkner High School, a Baptist and an employee of Goolsby Excavation and Trucking.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Stanley Huddleston officiating. Burial will be in Locust Grove Cemetery in Union County.

Survivors include his mother, Jane Kilzer, and his stepfather, Claude Kilzer, of Falkner; two daughters, Miranda Hill and Brittney Hill, both of Ripley; one son, Tyler Hill of Ripley; one brother, Glenn Hill of Ripley; his grandfather, J.D. McDonald of New Albany.

He was preceded in death by his father, Boyce Hill.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Drewery, Lonnie Goolsby, Tommy Cossitt, Bobby Glover, Robert Koon and Ronnie Rowland.

John Rogers

BATESVILLE John Wesley Rogers, 71, died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at South Panola Community Hospital. He was born June 29, 1926, in Panola County to Issac Sperry and Lena Mae Clements Rogers. He was a retired boiler operator with U.S. Plywood in Oxford. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Victory Baptist Church in Batesville.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Victory Baptist Church with the Rev. E.K. Gordon and the Rev. Richard Mills officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Louise Alexander Rogers of Batesville; one daughter, Becky Rogers Everett of Pope; one stepdaughter, Carolyn Birdsong Polk of Columbus; two stepsons, Jimmy Birdson and Tommy Beasley, both of Batesville; three sisters, Evelyn Rogers Williamson of Memphis, Frances Rogers Simosik of Sewell, N.J., and Helen Rogers Anthony of Water Valley; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

Mavis Price

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah Funeral services for Mavis Ruby Price were Monday, Oct. 6, 1997, at McDougal Funeral Home in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born Jan. 24, 1938, in Belden to T.B. and Lottie Price Croft.

Survivors include her children, Aaron L. Meadows and his wife, Charlene, and LaShelle Varley and her husband, Phil, all of West Valley City, Utah, Kenneth P. Meadows and his wife, Laurie, of West Jordan, Utah, and Melinda Barnett and her husband, Rodney, of Herriman, Utah; nine grandchildren, one great-grandson; her brothers and sisters, Johnny, Martha, Josie, Etoy, Frank and Keith.

She was preceded in death by a son, Joey "Kippy" Meadows.

Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park.

Bobby Wilson

MANTACHIE Bobby Glenn Wilson, 52, died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at his home in Mantachie. He was an employee of Super Sagless and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Gerald Gann officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Edna Wilson of Tupelo; three sons, David Wilson and his wife, Diann, of Okolona, and Danny Wilson and his wife, Tammy, and Donnie Wilson, all of Mantachie; four sisters, Meagan Tidwell and Lucille Moore, both of Pontotoc, Louise Clark of Tupelo and Linda McMillen of Fulton; four brothers, James Wilson and George Wilson, both of Pontotoc, Buddy Wilson of Saltillo and Boyce Wilson of Mooreville; his grandchildren, Cody Wilson, Amanda Thompson, Brandon Patterson, Sheena Patterson and Victoria Wilson.

He was preceded in death by his father, Woodrow "Teeter" Wilson, in 1993, and a sister, Ruby Wilson, in 1950.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Hare, Tommy Moore, Richard Wilson, Gary Chunn, Chuck Smith and Dell Keith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Doyle Dulaney and Luther Wages.

Frank James

GOLDEN Frank James, 75, died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was a native of Arkansas. He was a retired millwright with the Ford Motor Co. after 19 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Golden Central Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Golden Central Baptist Church with Dr. Ralph Culp and the Rev. Coye Marbutt officiating. Burial will be in Old Bethel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth James of Golden; one daughter, Lisa Gray of Iuka; one son, Robert James, and his wife, Mary Ann, of Florence, Ala.; one brother, Jesse James of Florence, Ala.; three grandchildren, Chris James and Mitzi James, both of Florence, Ala., and Brittany Gray of Iuka.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Raymond Shook, Bobby Joe Reed, Fay Bostick, Mike James, Hayden James and Phil James.

Bill James will be an honorary pallbearer.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Sig Hall

GOLDEN Sig Rothchild Hall, 73, died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at the Veterans Administration Nursing Home in Oxford. He was a native of Mississippi. He was a retired manager of the Itawamba County Co-op after 25 years. He was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church and an executive member of the Itawamba Baptist Association. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ann Dees Hall, in 1991.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Poplar Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Paula June Lesko of Kenosha, Wis.; two stepdaughters, Emma Gerthel Miller of Golden and Birtie Mae Highland of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Virginia Mattox of Bartlett, Tenn., and Nelle Orrick of Golden; one brother, Lawrence Hall of Downers Grove, Ill.; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Carl Hall, Lesley Hall, Richard Orrick, Steve Orrick, Herbert Hall and Wade Young.

Riley Fields Jr.

EUPORA Riley Fields Jr., 67, died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, in Columbus. He was born in Webster County. He was retired and a veteran.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Bluff Springs Baptist Church in Webster County with the Rev. Paul Weddle officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Wise-Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Becky Medders, Mariam Nail and Martha Lewis, all of Eupora, and Frances Merchant of Starkville; one son, Riley R. Fields of Eupora; two sisters, Mary Hays of Eupora and Mae Bell Hester of North Carolina; 15 grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

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

Mary McCay

OXFORD Mary Helen Rankin McCay, 75, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, at Graceland Convalescent Center in Oxford. She was a former resident of Sardis and Water Valley. She was a homemaker and a member of North Oxford Baptist Church. She was the widow of Dorsey H. McCay Sr.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William A. Vail officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Baldwyn Cemetery.

Survivors include six sons, Dorsey McCay Jr. of Memphis, Jimmy McCay of Meridian, Larry McCay and Stan McCay, both of Oxford, Jerry McCay of Meridian and Richard McCay of Ingomar; two sisters, Ernestine South of Largo, Fla., and Sarah Weatherly of Montgomery, Ala.; two brothers, John Rankin of Memphis and Thomas Rankin of Boaz, Ky.; 15 grandchildren, five grat-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the North Oxford Baptist Church building fund or the Baldwyn United Methodist Church building fund.

Lynn Morgan

ABERDEEN Lynn Keating Morgan, 58, died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at her home in Aberdeen. She was born July 23, 1939, in Memphis and lived in Olive Branch for many years. She lived in Richmond Hill, Ga., from 1979 to 1984 and Fayetteville, Ga., from 1985 to 1987. She moved to Aberdeen in 1987. She was retired. She was a former employee of the Richmond Hill Library in Richmond Hill, Ga., and the American Funeral Assurance Co. in Amory. She was a graduate of Olive Branch High School and Northwest Junior College in Senatobia. She was a member of the Aberdeen First Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting and helping others.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev. Paul Matthews officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Aberdeen.

Survivors include her husband, Joe David Morgan of Aberdeen; two daughters, Janice Turner of Olive Branch and Ellen Bacot of Richmond Hill, Ga.; one son, David Morgan of Kansas City, Mo.; her parents, Paul Hugh and Joy Kelly Keating of Olive Branch; one sister, Carol Merrill of Kalamazoo, Mich.; six grandchildren, Becky and Heath Turner, Jarred and Morgan Bacot, and Joe and Lindsey Morgan; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Mark Morgan, Gilbert Morgan, Emory Alex Morgan, Robert Taylor, Dr. Robert Coghlan, Robert C. Allen and Ike Morgan.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of her Sunday School class, the Harris-Taylor Class, at the Aberdeen First Baptist Church: Grace Scott, Eleanor Jackson, Barbara Grisham, Ann Harris, Lillian White, Ann Smothers, Bobbie Lee West, Jeanette Peugh, Belle Wilson, Jeannie Mitchell, Ann Watson, Sara Sommers, Linda Davis, Eleanor Ashley, Lorene Rollins, Brenda Roebuck, Ann Lusk, Darlene Hawkins, Billie Sue Long, Martha Miller, Jane Goodwin, Barbara Russell, Frances Wilemon and Jean Parks.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Tupelo Cancer Society, 990 S. Madison, Tupelo, Miss. 38801.

Glenda Graham

JACKSON Glenda Joyce Graham, 43, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 1997, at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was a native of Pontotoc County and a former resident of Pontotoc. She graduated from Rust College and attended Jackson State University. She was a clerk for Entergy in Jackson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at New Salem M.B. Church with the Rev. John McCarty officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sisters, Debra Hilliard of Pontotoc, Barbara Graham of Springfield, Ill., and Cathy Thomas of Jackson; two brothers, John Graham of Pontotoc and Billy Graham of New Albany.

Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 5 to 6 p.m. today, both at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services.

Bertha Norris

NETTLETON Bertha Louise Willis Norris, 77, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.

Travis Sullivan

OKOLONA James Travis Sullivan, 70, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, after a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial/Okolona Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Okolona Funeral Home.

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Mr. Travis Sullivan

Okolona

Arrangements incomplete

Visit: 5 to 9 p.m. today

Okolona Funeral Home

Carl Clouse

FULTON Carl Junior Clouse, 36, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born in Tupelo and lived in the Frog Level community in Itawamba County. He was an avid outdoorsman and a member of the Missionary Baptist church.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Family Worship Center. Burial will be in Keys Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Leigh Ona Annette Clouse of Saltillo and Carly Lee Clouse of Nolanville, Texas; one stepson, James Adam Carrol Trippett of Nolanville, Texas; his mother, Lizzie Mae Clouse of Peppertown; his wife, Theresa Clouse of Nolanville, Texas; two sisters, Eva Trulove of Tupelo and Jane Tregowski of Saltillo; three brothers, David E. Clouse of Mantachie, James W. Clouse of the Clay community and Johnnie R. Clouse of Mantachie; three nieces, April Smith, Stacy Clouse and Margaret Clouse; two nephews, Robert Brown and Daniel Clouse.

Pallbearers will be Bill Fritze, Frank Fritze, Mark Stemki, David Clouse, Bill Clouse and Bobby McCammon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Cordell Smith, Paul Davis and Terry Davis.

Mellie Phillips

Mellie Phillips, 87, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, at her home in Tupelo after a brief illness. She lived in Tupelo most of her life. She had worked for Reed Manufacturing. She was a member of the Methodist church. She was the widow of U.C. Phillips, who died in 1974.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the W.E. Pegues West Main Chapel (McGrath-Rasberry) with the Rev. R.J. Wilemon and the Rev. Doug Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Tupelo Memorial Park.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Whitenton of Atlanta, Ga., and Judy Clements of Tupelo; three sons, Gary Phillips of Germantown, Tenn., Gordon Phillips of Franklin, Ky., and Jimmy Phillips of Senica, S.C.; 15 grandchildren, Jeff Phillips, Teri Phillips, Gary Thomas Phillips, Pete Phillips, Alice Scoggins, Jennie Edge, Jackie Hanna, Mark Whitenton, Bryan Whitenton, Glen Whitenton, Melanie Cates, Amy Clements, Rob Clements, Scott Phillips and Timothy Phillips; 19 great-grandchildren.

Her grandsons will be pallbearers.

Visitation will continue from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rob Scribner

Robert Eugene "Rob" Scribner, 43, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Tupelo. He was a 1972 graduate of Tupelo High School and a 1976 graduate of the University of Mississippi. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Tupelo Memorial Park with Minister Darrell Beard officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Jo Ann Scribner of Tupelo; three brothers, Ray Scribner and his wife, Liz, and Hugh Scribner and his wife, Rachel, all of Tupelo, and Mike Scribner and his wife, Stephanie, of Savannah, Ga.; three nephews, Robert Scribner, Bryan Scribner and Dillard Scribner.

There will be no public visitation.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

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Mr. Rob Scribner

Tupelo

Graveside services

10 a.m. Monday

Tupelo Memorial Park

Mr. Carl Junior Clouse

Frog Level community

2:30 p.m. Monday

Family Worship Center

Keyes Cemetery

Mrs. Mellie Phillips

Tupelo

2 p.m. Monday

West Main Chapel

Tupelo Memorial Park

Mary S. Looney

MEMPHIS Mary S. Looney, 91, died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at her home. She was a graduate of Baldwyn School and Peabody School in Memphis. She was a member of the Raleigh Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of John Millen Looney.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include one brother, John P. Scarbrough of Memphis.

Memorials may be made to "Focus on the Family."

Browning Leeth

CORINTH Browning Leeth died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Funeral Home.

Hubert Skelton

IUKA Hubert Skelton, 74, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a retired farmer, a veteran of World War II and a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Antioch Baptist Church with Bro. Danny Lovelace officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery. Ludlam Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four sons, Larry Gaines, Hurshel Skelton, Jerry Skelton and Phillis Wendel Skelton; four daughters, Patricia Cosby, Anita Skelton, Diana Ickler and Elmo Skelton; two sisters, Durless Smith and Opal Kubiky; 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Milton Skelton.

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