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Jimmie Ferguson

OXFORD Jimmie Roberts Ferguson, 87, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, in Oxford. She was a homemaker. She was the widow of Howard Ferguson. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Panola County.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford with the Rev. William A. Vail officiating. Burial will be in the North Oxford Cemetery.

Survivors include three stepdaughters, Luverne Smith of Selma, Ala., Nona McCarver of Water Valley and Shirley Dailey of Hattiesburg; two stepsons, Winfred Ferguson of Marshall, Ark., and Glenn Ferguson of Minnesota; one sister, Mae Pennington of Oxford; 21 step grandchildren, several step great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9 until 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the North Oxford Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Lavonia Cotton

WEST POINT Lavonia Guyton Cotton, 79, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at the Clay County Medical Center. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and former head of housekeeping for the Ivy Memorial Hospital in West Point. She was a native of Clay County and had lived in West Point for 47 years. She was the daughter of Ira Pipkin and Myrtle Merideth Cliett. She was past president of Greensprouts Garden Club. She was past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Martha Chapter #53 of West Point.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Calvert Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery in the Montpelier Community.

Survivors include her husband, W.G. Cotton of West Point; one son, James L. Guyton of Columbus; one sister, Mae Olga Thompson of Pheba; five grandchildren, Jim Guyton of St. Petersburg Beach, Fla., Stephen Guyton of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Randy Guyton, Sam Guyton and Josh Guyton, all of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Guyton.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jim Guyton, Randy Guyton, Stephen Guyton, Sam Guyton, Josh Guyton; and her nephew, H.M. Thompson.

Honorary pallbearers will be her friends and loved ones.

Memorials may be made to the Palestine Cemetery Fund, c/o Jim Murray, Rt. 1, Pheba, Miss. 39755.

Bonnie Allen

WEST POINT Bonnie Ballard Allen, 81, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at the Dugan Memorial Home. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a native of Mantachie in Itawamba County and came to West Point in 1957. She was a homemaker and vice president of Calvert Funeral Home. She was secretary of Calvert Funeral Home from 1963 to 1992. She was the daughter of the late James Selmer and Ann Gray Ballard of Dorsey.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Teater officiating. Burial will be in the Keys Cemetery in Dorsey.

Survivors include her husband, Lacy E. Allen of West Point; one son, Scotty Allen of West Point; two daughters, Priscilla A. Harper of Yazoo City and Susanne A. Thomas of Lawrenceville, Ga.; one sister, Louise B. Guntharp of Verona; six grandchildren, Allen Harrison, Scott Allen Jr., Brian R. Allen and Hayden Allen, all of West Point, Traci Thomas and Jason Thomas, both of Lawrenceville, Ga.

Pallbearers will be Allen Harrison, Jason Thomas, Scott Allen Jr., Brian R. Allen, Hayden Allen and Bob Harper.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. T.N. Braddock, the staff of Dugan Memorial Home, the staff of Clay County Medical Center and the staff of Fondrens Personal Care Home.

Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Keys Cemetery Fund, c/o Billy Wayne Wilburn, Rt. 4, Box 207, Fulton, Miss., 38843.

Jim Merriman

BOONEVILLE Jim Merriman, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. He was a member of Old Bay Springs Church of Christ. He was a retired employee of a sawmill.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister David Dodd officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Reba Vernita Cooley of Lantana, Fla., and Rebecca Dean Traxel of Lincoln City, Ore.; three grandchildren, Pamela Virmillian of Margata, Fla., Angelia Dawn Traxel and Edwin Lee Traxel, both of Lincoln City, Ore.; four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

John David Jones

BOONEVILLE John David Jones, 19, died suddenly Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at the Booneville Baptist Hospital. He was an employee of Larry's Upholstery in Booneville. He attended the Booneville Church of Christ. He was a member of Who's Who in the American Achievement Academy.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his mother, Katherine Galloway Jones of Booneville; his father and stepmother, Don and Karen Jones of Booneville; his grandparents, J.D. and Sadie Jones, Julius and Etoile McCoy, all of Booneville; one daughter, Jade Alexondria Jones of the home; one stepsister, Carla H. Sappington of Booneville; one stepbrother, Brad Holder of Booneville.

Visitation will last until service time today.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Educational Trust Fund for Jade Alexondria Jones at the People's Bank and Trust Co. in Booneville.

Flora Dill

SALTILLO Flora Mae Dill, 92, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was a lifelong resident of Lee County and lived most of her life in Saltillo. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Saltillo United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Beland Dill Sr.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Tim Green, the Rev. Noel Bledsoe and the Rev. Jack Raper officiating. Burial will be in the Fellowship Cemetery.

Survivors include seven daughters, Myrtle Lindsey of Saltillo, Pauline Dunaway of Nettleton, Jessie Martin of Baldwyn, Arlene Strickland of Plantersville, Laura Turner and Syble Thrasher, both of Saltillo and Linda Joyce Ridgeway of Tupelo; two sons, James Dill and his wife, Linda, of Saltillo and Audie Dill of Chesterville; one daughter-in-law, Jean Dill of Saltillo; 34 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren, 21 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Beland Dill Jr. and Robert Lee Dill; two daughters, Betty Sue Dill and Pearlene Dill; one grandson, David Floyd.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Gillard, Buck Edge, Dean Wages, Jonathan Payne, Matthew Parker and Greg Buse.

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Gladys Brown

JUMPERTOWN Gladys G. Brown, 70, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at her home after an extended illness. She was a homemaker. She was retired from Brown Shoe Co., as a seamstress. She was a member of Jumpertown Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Newell D. Brown; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe C. Green; and three brothers, Harvey Green, Hoss Green and Bob Green.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Russell and the Rev. Robert McCoy officiating. Burial will be in the Jumpertown Cemetery.

Survivors include her son, David Brown and his wife, Brenda, of Jumpertown; four sisters, Ruby Smart, Frances Moore and Mae Dean Lambert, all of Jumpertown and Myrtle Blassingame of Coldwater; two brothers, Whim Green and Bud Green, both of Jumpertown; three grandchildren, Dana Brown McKinney of Booneville, Kim Brown and John-David Brown, both of Jumpertown; five great-grandchildren, Jansen McKinney, JoAnna McKinney and Savannah McKinney, all of Booneville.

Pallbearers will be her nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Newell Brown Family Life Center at Jumpertown Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

Victor Lockridge

Victor Earl Lockridge, 79, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. He was born April 15, 1917, in Pine Bluff, Ark., to James Parker and Ruth Delmay Rose Lockridge. He was formerly of Selma, Ala., where he was employed as an aircraft electrician with the U.S. Civil Service for over 32 years. In 1946, he went in business for himself until he was recalled by the Civil Service in 1950. He was recognized for installing Selma's very first fluorescent light and was known for his help in repairing television sets and radios for others. He was also a member of the Christian Church.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Ed Knox officiating. Burial will be in the Lee Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary Estelle McHaffey Lockridge of Tupelo; two sons, James Earle "Jim" Lockridge of Reno, Nev., and William Eugene "Bill" Lockridge of Mint Hill, N.C.; five grandchildren, James Edgar Lockridge of Burlington, Vt., Micaela Brazina of Pacific Palisades, Calif., Mary Marguerite Lockridge, Constence Jane Lockridge and William Parker Lockridge, all of Mint Hill, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, McKenzi Brazina and Joseph James "J.J." Brazina.

Pallbearers will be John McHaffey, Jim McHaffey, Bill McHaffey, Gary Whitehorn and George Herman Partlow.

Delbert White

GOLDEN Delbert Leland White, 66, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at the Northeast Mississippi Medical Center. He attended the Bethel Church of God.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Duane Cody officiating. Burial will be in the Butler Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Rosie White of Golden; two sons, Tommy White of Belmont and Michael White of Golden; one granddaughter, Maranda White of Belmont; one brother, Noverder White of Vina, Ala.

Pallbearers will be her nephews.

Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. today.

Cephus Noble

VINA, Ala. Cephus Noble, 83, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at the Red Bay Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala.

Jewel Jenkins

WREN Jewel Dora Boozer, 88, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at the St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. She was born in Itawamba County. She was a resident of the Wren Community of Monroe County for many years before moving to Raymond in 1992. She was married to James I. Jenkins in 1959 and he died in 1976. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Grady's Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Wren Culture Club. Her hobbies included crocheting and reading.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with the Rev. Wallace Cason and the Rev. J.C. Burkes officiating. Burial will be in the Wren Cemetery.

Survivors include two nieces, Jo Nell Boozer Powell and her husband, Arnold, of Raymond and Mary Dale Boozer Pearson and her husband, Bill, of Okmulgee, Okla.; three great-nieces, Deborah Bilodeau of Birmingham, Ala., Kathy Smith of Union City, Tenn., and Angelia Allen McCall of Okmulgee, Okla.; four great-nephews, David Powell of Jackson, Rusty Allen, Joe Allen and Jeff Allen, all of Okmulgee, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Elmore Boozer and Clara Dell Gregory Boozer; her brother Russell N. Boozer; and one great-nephew, Stephen Powell.

Pallbearers will be her family members.

Memorials may be made to the Grady's Chapel United Methodist Church Piano Fund.

Maysel Holmquist

MEMPHIS Maysel Holmquist, 93, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at the Methodist-North Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Annie Vickers

STURGIS Annie Lois Vickers, 86, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at the Scribner Personal Care Home in Starkville. She was born Dec. 17, 1910, in Sturgis. She was married to Moody Dale Vickers. She was a member of the Morgan Chapel Baptist Church in Sturgis. She was a homemaker and a sales representative for Avon.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Morgan Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Robin Risher officiating. Burial will be in the Morgan Chapel Baptist Cemetery. Nowell Funeral Services are in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Moody Dale Vickers of Starkville; one son, Max Vickers of Sturgis; two brothers, Shed McMinn of Starkville and Billy McMinn of Columbus; two sisters, Kathleen Henry of Sturgis and Mary Dover of Birmingham, Ala.; three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Janet Hunt

ABERDEEN Janet Hunt died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at the Aberdeen-Monroe County Hospital. She was the widow of the late Bill Hunt of Jackson, and the sister of Ida R. Henely of Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jackson Mortuary.

Mary Priest Grammer

PONTOTOC Mary Elizabeth Priest Grammer, 75, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. She was a homemaker. She was born Feb. 17, 1921, in Lafayette County. She was the widow of Robert Troy Grammer. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Mantachie.

Services were at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Swords Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Jimmy Stewart and the Rev. Joe Herndon officiating. Burial was in the Troy Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Rufus Clinton "Buddy" Priest, William Thomas "Bit" Priest and Michael Allen "Mike" Priest, all of Pontotoc; one stepdaughter, Norma Turner; three daughters, Martha Karen Kennedy and Mary "Elaine" Stewart, both of Pontotoc and Virtie Mae Alford of Manchester, Tenn.; 31 grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren, a close family friend, Linda Lowery of Houlka.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Wilson Leroy and Minnie Lee Stacy Magill; her first husband, Thomas Virgil Priest; two daughters, Minnie Lou Smith and Ruth Genell Priest; and one brother, Fred P. Magill.

Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Lena P. Gray

BOONEVILLE Lena P. Gray died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Salts Funeral Home.

Earline Dowden

OKOLONA Miriam Earline Davis Dowden, 82, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a five month illness. She was born April 18, 1914, in Houlka to the late George and Josephine Cole Davis. She lived in Phenix City, Ala., and Columbus, Ga., before moving to Okolona in 1947. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church of Okolona and the Ruth Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan A. Dowden, who died July 14, 1992.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Verona with the Rev. Dr. Randy Lewman officiating. Burial will be in the Lee Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include her son, Ted Dowden of Tupelo; one granddaughter, Dee Dee Dowden of Orlando, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her six siblings; including her triplet siblings, Ervin and Earl Davis.

Pallbearers will be W.C. Hinton, Harold Turner, Hugh Chandler, James Jaggers, Hansell Scruggs and Clayton Corley.

Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Box 69, Okolona, Miss., 38860.

Carol B. Garrison

Mary Carol Bankhead Garrison, 61, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997, at her residence in Tupelo after a six month illness. She was a native of Brownsfield in Tippah County and had lived in Lee County since 1961. She was employed as a legal secretary with the Tupelo Law Firm of Holland, Upchurch and Ray for over 30 years. She was an active member of St. Luke United Methodist Church in Tupelo where she participated in the activities of the Friendship Sunday School Class. She was a devoted wife, mother and a homemaker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday from the Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Verona with the Rev. Ron Barham and the Rev. Tom Cupit officiating. Entombment will be in the Chapel of Faith Mausoleum in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband, Jim R. Garrison of Tupelo; three children, Cheryl Scott and her husband, Lane, Sally Hankins and her husband, Ronnie, all of Tupelo and Captain Brian Garrison and his wife, Katherine, of the U.S. Army stationed in Guam; one sister, Margaret Koehler of Memphis; three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Harris, Bob Smith, Gus Hildenbrand, Robert Upchurch, John Harris, Clyde Whitaker and Charlie Robison.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Friendship Sunday School Class from the St. Luke United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1134, Tupelo, Miss., 38801.

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Casey Broughman

AMORY William Casey Broughman, 68, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at the Gilmore-Memorial Hospital in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

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