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Jewel Key

BOONEVILLE Jewel Key, 87, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 1997, at the Booneville Baptist Hospital after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Gaston Baptist Church. She was the widow of Edgar Key. She was preceded in death by three sons, infant Hershel Key, Max L. Key and William Lee Key.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ben Parman and the Rev. Charlie Cooper officiating. Burial will be in the Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include eight daughters, Helen Green and her husband, John, Lorene Lambert, Janice Young and her husband, Junior, and Patsy Henderson and her husband, Terry, all of Booneville, Ann English and her husband, Ray, of Jumpertown, Shirley Barrett and Shelia Ragen and her husband, Ricky, all of Corinth and Jolene Perry and her husband, Perk, of Rienzi; one son, Ralph Key and his wife, Carolyn, of Memphis; one sister, Inez Southern of Harrisburg, Ark.; three brothers, Bill Key, Leon Key and Willard Key, all of Center, Mo.; 28 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Bobby N. Stevens

CORINTH Bobby N. Stevens, 68, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, at the William F. Bowld Hospital in Memphis.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Nelson Hight officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Larry G. Stevens and his wife, Sheila, of Corinth; one brother, Albert Wallace "Al" Stevens and his wife, Bonnie, of Corinth; two grandchildren, Shelanda and Brittany Stevens of Corinth; one niece, Janice Scalzo and her husband, Michael, of Ninilchik, Alaska; two grand-nephews, Mickie and Alex Scalzo; one grand-niece, Celeste Hartfield.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Adelaide Coleman Stevens; his father, Bob S. Stevens; one son, Danny Wayne Stevens.

Stan Balfour

HOLLY SPRINGS Stanley "Stan" Balfour, 40, died Wednesday, July 30, 1997, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. He was a member of the Mt. Newell MB. Church in Red Banks. He was a construction worker for Wavie C. Hall Construction Company.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Beverly Chapel CME Church with the Rev. Arthur Fitzpatrick officiating. Burial will be in the Beverly Chapel CME Church Cemetery in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Fannie L. Payne Balfour of Holly Springs; two daughters, Jerton Balfour of Memphis and Tonita Balfour of Holly Springs; two sons, Jermy Balfour of Memphis and Jevon Balfour of Holly Springs; his mother, Lucy Faulkner Balfour of Holly Springs; his father Hugh Balfour of Memphis; six sisters, Virginia Balfour, Patricia Balfour and Micolica Balfour, all of Memphis, Dorothy Hearn and Iris Balfour, both of Holly Springs and Betty Hearn of Omaha, Neb.; five brothers, Hugh Balfour Jr. of Holly Springs, Escotoyell Balfour of Memphis, Joshua Balfour of Trenton, Ind., Donald Balfour Chicago, and James Hearn of Omaha, Neb.; two granddaughters.

The body will lie in state from 10:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state from noon until until 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Stephen C. Weisenhorn

BYHALIA Stephen C. Weisenhorn, 48, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, at his residence. He was born June 27, 1949, to the late Charles Weisenhorn and Carol Musholt Weisenhorn. He was a former warehouse foreman.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Carol Musholt Weisenhorn; three sisters, Gretchen Weisenhorn, Jean Kyte and Margaret Langford, all of Austin, Texas; four brothers, Patt Weisenhorn of Austin, Texas, Mark Weisenhorn of Houston, Texas, Chris Weisenhorn and Nick Weisenhorn, both of Memphis.

Marie Atkeison

HOLLY SPRINGS Marie Hawkins Atkeison died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, at the Grand Court Retirement Home. She was born in Moscow to Dave D. Hawkins and Mary Rogers. She was the widow of Harry O. Atkeison. She was a homemaker and a retired dental assistant. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Cline of Memphis; one sister, Margaret Bivens of Memphis; one brother, Frank Hawkins of Moscow, Tenn.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Art Kritner

MOOREVILLE Art Kritner, 69, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo unexpectedly. A native of Cullman, Ala., he lived in Mooreville for 25 years. He was a retired truck driver and construction worker. He was a Baptist.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Houston Dill and the Rev. Ronnie Martin officiating. Graveside services will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Duck River Cemetery near Cullman, Ala.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Kritner of Mooreville; five daughters, Sandy Rondeau of Washington, D.C., Pam Kritner of Decatur, Ala., Kathy Cranor of Washington, D.C., Wanda Williams of Mantachie and Melissa Kritner of Mooreville; one stepdaughter, Angela Allen of Tremont; three sons, Steve Kritner and Dale Kritner, both of Falkner, Ala., and Wayne Kritner of Birmingham, Ala.; three stepsons, Padraic Raines of Shannon, Shane Raines of Baldwyn and Paul Raines of Tupelo; one sister, Jody Douglas of Clearwater, Fla.; six brothers, Robert Kritner of Blountsville, Ala., Earl Kritner, Herbert Kritner and Donald Wayne Kritner, all of Cullman, Ala., James Kritner of Texas and Artis Lavern Kritner of Georgia.

Pegues Ad

Mr. Art Kritner

Mooreville

11 a.m. Tuesday

Jefferson Street Chapel

Graveside services

5 p.m. Tuesday

Duck River Cemetery

Cullman, Ala.

Ruth Owings

JACKSON Johnnie Ruth Norton Owings, 88, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, at the Comperes Nursing Home in Jackson after an extended illness. She was born July 23, 1909, in Lamar County, Ala., to Adley and Mary Jane Hankins Norton. She was a resident of Amory before moving to Jackson six years ago. She married Horace Brooks Owings in 1927 who died in 1982. She retired after 32 years working as a line supervisor at Amory Garment. She was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Amory. She enjoyed fishing and playing cards.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with the Rev. Lloyd Sweatt officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Jean Lemly of Brandon and Jane Hannon of Vicksburg; one brother, Will Norton of Vernon, Ala.; one sister, Chloe Ewaldt of Birmingham, Ala.; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.

Her nephews will be pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Carl Coggin, 701 5th Ave South, Amory, Miss., 38821.

Carney Cody

AMORY Carney Lee Cody, 80, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory after an extended illness. He was born on Feb. 17, 1917, in Itawamba County to Chester and Lula Bell Kennedy Cody. He was a resident of Amory for 40 years. He married Mary Magdalene Leech in 1938. He operated Cody's Fruit Market and Vico Service Station between Amory and Smithville until retiring in October, 1996. He was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church. He enjoyed listening to music.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ed Temple and the Rev. Jimmy Bryan and Mr. Hoyet Hathcock officiating. Burial will be in Young Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Cody of Amory; two daughters, Joyce Dill and Loyce Riggan and her husband, Sonny, all of Smithville; six grandchildren, Teresa A. Dill of Amory, Darwyn Lee Riggan and his wife, Sande, of Smithville, Lisa D. Flurry and her husband, Scott, of Smithville, Debra Riggan, Chad Dill and Derrick Riggan, all of Smithville; three great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Dillon Flurry and Dustin Riggan, all of Smithville.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lester and Alton "Tince" Cody.

Pallbearers will be Don Leech, Michael Leech, Chad Dill, Darwyn Riggan, Derrick Riggan, Scott Flurry, Billy Lollar and Jimmy Queen.

Buddy Bledsoe

PONTOTOC George Columbus "Buddy" Bledsoe Jr., 65, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. He was born on Feb. 25, 1932, in Sunflower County to the late Rev. George C. Bledsoe Sr. and Vera Mae Creekmore Bledsoe. He grew up in the Mississippi Delta area. He lived in Jacksonville, Fla., for 27 years before moving to Pontotoc in 1993. He was self-employed for many years at Bledsoe and Sons Garage and Wrecker Service in Jacksonville. He was a member of the St. Peter's On the Rock Episcopal Church in Jacksonville and attended the Tupelo Community Church locally. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and building race cars. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran with service in the Korean Conflict and also served in the Mississippi National Guard.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Tupelo Community Church on Gun Club Road with the Rev. Johnny Davidson and the Rev. Noel Bledsoe officiating. Private Burial will follow in Brazil Cemetery near Sumner. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma Childress Bledsoe of Pontotoc; one daughter, Esther Brooks and her husband, Rodney, of Hernando; two sons, Rodney Long and his wife, Debbie, and Hugh Edward Bledsoe, all of Pontotoc; six grandchildren, Michelle Groff, Rodney Bledsoe Jr., Barney Swindoll, Terry Bledsoe, Bubba Bledsoe and Chris Bledsoe; three sisters, Rev. Doris B. Lucas and Jeanette B. Matkins, both of Pontotoc and Daphne B. Foster of Potts Camp; four brothers, Pete Bledsoe of Tupelo, Rev. Clovis Preston Bledsoe of Maben, Rev. Noel Bledsoe of Tupelo and Charlie Curtis Bledsoe of Greenwood, Ark; five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two children, George Bledsoe III and Wanda Gail Bledsoe.

Pallbearers will be his nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the Tupelo Community Church.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church only.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mississippi Lung Association, P.O. Box 9865, Jackson, Miss., 39206, or to the Tupelo Community Church, 2011 Fant Drive, Tupelo, Miss., 38801.

J.E. "Mac" McClellan

BOONEVILLE J.E. "Mac" McClellan, 60, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville following an extended illness. He was born Oct. 12, 1936, in Prentiss County to E.B. and Gertrude Adams McClellan. He was a retired mechanic. He had also worked as a policeman in Booneville and Baldwyn. He was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ and VFW Post 9018. He enjoyed fishing, quilting and gardening.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Melvin Harrison officiating. The eulogy will be delivered by Bro. Eugene Harrison. Burial will be in the Liberty Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Mavis Christine Harrison McClellan, whom he married Aug. 31, 1957; one son, Steven McClellan and his wife, Sheila, of Booneville; one daughter, Sharon Wilemon of Booneville; his mother, Gertrude McClellan of Lexington, Ky.; three brothers, Leroy McClellan of Chicago, Ill., James McClellan, of Lexington, Ky., and William Earl McClellan of West Virginia; four sisters, Shirley Pace, Lola Carter and Zola Carter, all of Booneville and Irene Zupp of Lexington, Ky.; three grandsons, Michael McClellan, Dewayne McClellan and Jeffrey Windham.

Pallbearers will be Mac Lindsey, Tommy Strange, Sammy Harrison, Nathan Harrison, Matthew Harrison and Johnny Harrison.

Memorials may be made to the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 100 Stanley Street, Booneville, Miss., 38829.

Visitation will continue until service time at the funeral home.

Betty Morris

Betty Jean Morris, 56, died Thursday, July 31, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a Jehovah's Witness.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Kingdom Hall with Bro. Jerry Morris officiating. Burial will be in the Verona Cemetery. Beasley's Funeral Home Verona.

Survivors include five sons, James David Hankins, Henry Lee Hankins, Jimmy David Hankins, Terry Morris, Kim Steven Morris, all of Tupelo; one sisters, Christine Morris of Tupelo; one brother, George Morris of Tupelo; 21 grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Essie Bell Morris of Verona.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 1 until 6 p.m. today and will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.

Lizzie Crowder

BALDWYN Lizzie Crowder died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

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