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Joe Bailey Jr.

@sc1: COFFEEVILLE Joe N. Bailey Jr., 84,died Thursday, Oct. 9, 1997, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A native of Coffeeville and a farmer, he was a 1935 graduate of the University of Mississippi and a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Coast Guard in the North Atlantic. He served in the Mississippi Legislature from 1952 to 1968. While there, he was on the Southern Regional Educational Board, the Appropriations Committee, and was the chairman of the House Agricultural Committee for 12 years. He was once called "the best Mississippi Sate man who ever graduated from Ole Miss" by former vice president of Mississippi State University, Dr. Louis Wise. He served on the board of directors for Mississippi Chemical Corporation for nearly 20 years, was a lifelong and active member of Coffeeville United Methodist Church, and he served as the North Mississippi Conference Lay Leader four times and was a delegate to both general and jurisdictional conferences six times. He was on the Southeastern Jurisdictional Council of Ministries and the Hinton Rural Life Center's board of directors. He was a director of the United Methodist Foundation of Mississippi, and he was instrumental in organizing the United Methodist Men of the North Mississippi Conference. In 1984, he became a John Wesley Fellow of the United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Coffeeville United Methodist Church with burial in Coffeeville City Cemetery. Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Coffeeville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Emma Little Bailey; three sons, Dr. Joe N. Bailey III of Tupelo, and Coley L. Bailey and Steve M. Bailey, both of Coffeeville; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Garner-Harper Funeral Home.

Memorials may be sent to Coffeeville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 185, Coffeeville, Miss. 38922, or to the Hinton Rural Life Center, Hayesville, N.C.

Halsie Sloan

@sc1:MANTACHIE Halsie Fae Sloan, 82, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a housewife and a member of Oak Grove Methodist Church. The widow of Senter Sloan, she was a lifelong resident of the Ratliff community.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Rushing and Bro. Bert Harper officiating. Burial was be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Billie Fae Christensen and husband Phil of North Odgen, Utah; one son, Tommy Ray Sloan and wife Phyllis of Tupelo; and five grandchildren, Charles Allen "Bo" Sloan and wife Susan, Christopher Bradley Sloan, Jonathan Morgan, Sloan Phillips Christensen and wife Courtney, and Shannon Christensen.

Pallbearers will be Guyton Hinds, James Hinds, Wayne Hinds, Larry Grissom, Donald Johnson and William Wilson.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Samuel Henry

@sc1:PONTOTOC Samuel Tyler Henry died at birth Thursday, Oct. 9, 1997.

Grave side services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Bro. Fred Hartley officiating. Mortimer Funeral Homes Inc. in Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Roy Earl and Cindy Johnson of Pontotoc; grandparents, Larry Johnson of Louis and Betty Wicker of New Albany; great-grandmother, Mage Roye of Pontotoc; and three brothers, James Sullivan, Darren Henry and Justin Henry of Pontotoc. He was preceded in death by grandparents, James and Callie Henry.

Verna Inez Nix

@sc1:PONTOTOC Verna Inez Nix, 87, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 1997, at North Mississippi Medical Center. The widow of James Nix, she was a homemaker and a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Baldwyn Chapel with Rev. Marcus Coward officiating and burial in Pontotoc Memorial Gardens. Baldwin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one son, C.B. Nix and his wife Barbara of Olive Branch; two brothers, Bonda Self of Pontotoc and Byron Self of Memphis; eight grandchildren, Sherry, Jeff, Hope, Candice and Lindsey Nix, Suzanne Burch, and Dennis and Kimberly Jobe; and seven great-grandchildren.

Dola Walker

@sc1:Dola Walker died Friday, Oct. 10, 1997, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home of Verona.

Linda Thomas

@sc1:Linda Thomas, 46, died Friday, Oct. 10, 1997, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home of Verona.

Jeraldine Reedy

@sc1:Jeraldine Reedy, 80, died Friday, Oct. 10, 1997, at North Mississippi Medical Center following a brief illness. She was retired from Woolco's where she was head of the ladies department, and she was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Jefferson Street Chapel with the Rev. Rod Borders officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Dewey M. Reedy of Tupelo; one daughter, Jerry Wiggs and her husband Bob of Montgomery, Ala.; one son, Sam Reedy and his wife Cathy of Fulton; one sister, Polly Smith of Pontotoc; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Clay Reedy, Wesley Reedy, Buddy Vandiver, Jimmy Floyd, Frank Russell, Ben Logan, Bobby Wiggs and Eddie Smith.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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Mrs. Jeraldine Reedy

Tupelo

2 p.m. Sunday

Jefferson Street Chapel

Oak Hill Cemetery

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Mr. James Everett McCain

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Okolona

11 a.m. Monday

First Baptist Church

Okolona

Oddfellows Cemetery

Visit: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Sunday

Okolona Funeral Home

Margaret Hooten

@sc1:CORINTH Margaret Brooks Hooten, 85, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 1997, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born in Maury County, Tenn., to John Hunter and Mattie Dodson Brooks. A longtime resident of Corinth, she was an active member of First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the choir for 55 years, of the Lesta Henry Sunday School Class, and former director of the Junior Department of the church. She was a member of Circle One, United Methodist Women, and served as secretary for 15 years. She was a member of the Corinth Music Club, serving as president, 1946-48, and was the treasurer for 42 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Hooten, in 1966.

Services will be Sunday at First United Methodist church with Dr. Steve McDonald and the Rev. Kim Parker officiating. Burial will be in Polk Cemetery in Columbia, Tenn., and a committal service will be held at 11 a.m. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Geraldine Hooten and Joyce H. Doyle, both of Corinth; one brother, John Hunter Brooks Jr. of Nashville; three grandchildren, Michael Lamberth, Jeri C. Allen and Thomas E. Doyle; and four great-grandchildren, Emily and Meg Lamberth, Tori Allen and Michael Doyle.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Kitchens, Johnny Bell, Hoyt Wilder, Dr. Bill Jackson, William L. "Bill" Anderson and Clint Droke.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, 901 N. Fillmore St., Corinth, Miss. 38834.

Gertrude Clingan

@sc1:BELMONT Gertrude Clingan, 88, died Friday, Oct. 10, 1997, at Tishomingo Living Center, Iuka. She was a homemaker and a member of Old Union Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Billy Credille officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Arizona Patterson of Birmingham, Ala.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Bobbie Baggett

@sc1:BOONEVILLE Bobbie Baggett died Friday, Oct. 10, 1997, at Magnolia Hospital in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Ala.

Erlene Childress

@sc1:CAMP VERDE, Ariz. Erlene O'Briant Childress, 77, of Camp Verde, Ariz., died Thursday, Oct. 9, 1997, at John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. She was born Jan. 18, 1920, to Harold and Bessie Hester O'Briant in Ethel. A former resident of Pontotoc, she was a homemaker and a member of First Southern Baptist church in Camp Verde.

Services will be held Saturday at Westcott Funeral Home with burial in Middle Verde Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Floyd Childress of Camp Verde; two daughters, Sue Bramlett Young and her husband, Bill, and Patricia Bramlett Centner and her husband, Roy, all of Phoenix; two sons, Jerry Bramlett and his wife, Lynda, and Don Bramlett and his wife, Vicky, all of Blue Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Vera Francis of Camp Verde and Mrs. Edith Phillips of Houston, Texas; three brothers, D.C. O'Briant and Lanney O'Briant of Durant and Harold O'Briant of Camp Verde; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Met Cole

@sc1:BRANDON James Melton "Met" Cole, 64, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 1997, at River Oaks Hospital in Rankin County. He was born May 9, 1933, in the Turon community of Itawamba County to J.C. Lum Cole and Etna Drucilla Stafford Cole. He grew up in the Mt. Zion community of Monroe County and had been a resident of Brandon for four years. He was employed in the airline industry for 40 years before retiring in 1993. He was a member of Andrews Chapel Methodist Church and was a graduate of Southside High School in 1952. His hobbies were fishing and gardening.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with the Rev. Lloyd Sweat officiating. Burial will be in Pearce Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Louise Hewitt Cole of Brandon, whom he married in 1957; two sons, William D. Cole and Robert A. Cole and his wife, Mary, all of Brandon; one daughter, Tina Cole Ginn and her husband, Mark, of Brandon; one brother, Charlie Wilber and his wife, Remona, of Amory; one sister, Melvina Cole Kendrick of Smithville; and six grandchildren, Stephanie Morris, Lance Cole, Jason Cole, Alexis Cole, Keith Ginn and Matthew Ginn.

Memorials may be made to Pearce Chapel Cemetery Fund, in care of Amory Federal Savings and Loan, Amory, Miss. 38821.

Banks Johnson

@sc1:AMORY Banks Ruy Stafford Johnson, 90, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 1997, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born July 7, 1907, in the Pearce Chapel community of Monroe County to A.J. Stafford and Joann Walker Stafford. She had been a resident of Amory for many years and was a retired employee of Glenn Manufacturing Co. She was a member of Amory Freewill Baptist Church, and her hobbies included quilting. She was married to Horace Greely Johnson who preceded her in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with the Rev. Scott Wright officiating. Burial will be in Maxey Cemetery in Smithville.

Survivors include two sons, Ralph Johnson and his wife, Shirley, of Titusville, Fla., and Bobby Johnson and his wife, Charlene, of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Martha Jo Johnson of Beaumont, Texas; one brother, Travis Stafford of Smithville; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, David Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Ben Baker,

Walker, Scott Walker, Gary Johnson, Robert Johnson and Jim Rochester.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Oma Mae Wilson

@sc1:AMORY Oma Mae Wilson, 86, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997, in Meridian. She was born March 21, 1911, in Monroe County to Jesse Carter Wilson and Minnie Walden Wilson. She was a graduate of Mississippi University for Women, and she taught school in the Monroe County School System and at Northwest Community College. She was a Baptist and had been a resident of Meridian for several years.

Grave side services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenbrier Cemetery in Becker with the Rev. Jim McFatter officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include three nephews, Fred Wilson, Dr. Robert E. Wilson and L.G. Wilson, all of Memphis.

Pauline McKnight

@sc1:ALGOMA Pauline McKnight died Friday, Oct. 10, 1997. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Baldwin Funeral Home in Pontotoc.

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