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John F. Mims

John F. Mims, 85, died Friday, Oct. 7, 1997, at the East Park Gardens Personal Care Home after a brief illness. He was born March 21, 1912, in Birmingham, Ala., to the late Albert Mims and Etta Franklin Mims. He lived in Birmingham all his life before moving to Plantersville one year ago to be near his nephew. He was a retired Lieutenant with the Birmingham Police Department and a member of the Fraternal Order of Policeman. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran with service during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion, a 32 degree Mason and a Shriner having received his 50 year membership pin from the Birmingham Lodge. He was a Baptist and enjoyed gardening.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today from the Chapel of Lee Memorial Funeral Home in Verona with the Rev. Dale Whitlock officiating. Burial will follow on Monday in Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham.

Survivors include his nephew, Larry McGaughy Mims and his wife, Laverne, of Plantersville; one brother, A.M. Mims of Fort Walton, Fla.

He was preceded in death in 1991 by his wife, Evada Fuller Mims; and his only son, Johnny F. Mims in 1990.

Pallbearers will be Kirk Mims, Kelly Mims, Ken McFarling, Steve McFarling, Jon McFarling, Joe McFarling and Dusty Williams.

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

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Paul Tutor

BRUCE Paul Laderle Tutor, 50, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. He was a police officer for the City of Calhoun City since 1972, a former Constable of Calhoun City and owner of Paul Tire Service of Bruce. He was a member of Rocky Mount Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Jimmy Vance officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Gail Mitchell Tutor of Bruce; two daughters, Tammy Tutor Guest of Bruce and Dana Tutor Bryant of Pittsboro; one son, Samuel Paul Tutor Sr. of Bruce; two sisters, Geneva Baker of Southaven and Thelma Partain of Banner; three brothers, R.V. Tutor and M.L. "Fats" Tutor, both of Bruce and M.H. "Bob" Tutor of Mobile, Ala; three grandchildren, Samuel Paul Tutor, Heather Lee Tutor and Cameron Cade Bryant.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Artis M. Tutor and Jimmie Etoyle Burt Tutor.

Pallbearers will be Paul Gahagan, Dwight Clark, Hugh Mitchell Cannon, Terry Martin, Gary Parker and John Nitt.

Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Pollan, Leon Hicks, Randy Bailey, Benny Langford, Steve McCain, Kenny Scott, Jeff Liles, Paul Hendrix, Randy Tutor and Danny Tutor.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. today.

James H. Brown

BRUCE James H. Brown, 70, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, at his residence. He was born in Lafayette Springs. He was a member of Lyons Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army for over 26 years serving in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He received the Bronze Star Medal. He was a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at the Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ricky Griffin officiating. Burial will be in the Banner Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Macie Jean Stewart Brown of Bruce; three daughters, Joyce Ann Corbin of Valley, Ala., Christie Marie Hunt of Vanclieve and Edna Brown of Monroe, La.; two stepdaughters, Barbara Woodall of Jackson, Tenn., and Mary Crocker of Trezevant, Tenn.; his stepmother, Clara Estelle Brown of Calhoun City; one sister, Rosie B. Gregg of Bruce; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, one step great-grandson; son of late, Rosie Etta Garner Brown and William Boyd Brown.

He was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Beverly Regis.

Pallbearers will be Shane Liles, Brice Liles, Roy Crocker, Tony Woodall, Stephen Vinson and Billy Wayne Grantham.

Jessie T. Johnson

WATERFORD Jessie T. Johnson, 70, died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997, at the Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven. He was born Dec. 21, 1926, in Waterford to Vaughn Johnson and Inez Boswell Johnson. He was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church and a mechanic for 38 years at Sealtest Foods. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Spring Hill Church Cemetery with Bro. Larry West officiating. Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Johnson; three daughters, Jean Newman, Lynn Russom and Elizabeth Eason, all of Waterford; his mother, Inez Boswell Johnson of Waterford; two sisters, Mary Frances Smith of Holly Springs and Wilma Dowdle of Collierville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Roger Newman, Bryan Russom, Matthew Luker, Jessie Russom, Mark Newman and Stanley Goodwin.

Elmo Churchill

ASHLAND Elmo Churchill, 90, died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North in Oxford. He was born Dec. 26, 1906, in Union County to Sidney Lee Churchill and Lizzie Kiddy Churchill. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Memphis. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by Nannie Dawson Churchill; and three grandchildren, Randy Mims, Mike Mims and Gary Churchill.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. William Kemp officiating. Burial will be in Old Macedonia Cemetery in Potts Camp.

Survivors include four sons, Lester Churchill of Olive Branch, William "Bill" Churchill of Ashland, Chuck Churchill of Holly Springs and Luke Churchill of Brownsville, Tenn.; one daughter, Jean Mims King of Olive Branch; one brother, Maynard Churchill of Memphis; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Payne, Kevin Churchill, Tim Churchill, Darron Churchill, Hal Davidson, David Mims, Steve Churchill, Ted Howard and Tommy Friedman.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Odis "Dan" Nethery

ONA, Fla. Odis Daniel "Dan" Nethery, 69, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, in Port Charlotte, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent, Ala.

Steve Gosa

SULLIGENT, Ala. Steve Gosa died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, in the Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent, Ala.

Harry W. Hemwall

CORINTH Harry W. Hemwall, 77, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, at his residence. He was retired from International Harvester. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Wooley officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Norma w. Hemwall of Corinth; one son, Donald Hemwall of California; one daughter, Jody Grafft of Springfield, Mo.; four grandchildren, Chris Hemwall, Candace Hemwall, Shane Dowell and Shawna Dowell.

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Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis.

Melba McCormick

NETTLETON Melba Lee McCormick, 76, died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born July 9, 1921, in Lee County to William and Lyda McVay McCormick. He was a native of Nettleton. He was a retired maintenance mechanic for McGraw-Edison in Tupelo. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, in which he received the Purple Heart Award. He was also a member of the Assembly of God Church in Houston, Texas.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. L.R. Magers officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Fronie Dell Pettigrew McCormick of Nettleton; one daughter, LaWanda Rausch of Plantersville; one son, Alan McCormick of Nettleton; one stepdaughter, Pat Overholt of Augusta, S.C.; one sister, Tempie Berryhill of Plantersville; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, James McCormick; one daughter, Margaret Simmons; one stepson, David "Butch" Cathcart.

Pallbearers will be Andy Leslie, Robert Baldwyn, Alvin Rausch, Luke Rausch, Scott McNeese and Jeff Martin.

Visitation will be from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lillie McGaha

BALDWYN Lillie Mae McGaha, 88, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of Mt. Olive M.B. Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Mt. Olive M.B. Church with the Rev. Wayne Miles officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include nine children, John McGaha, Molly Easley and her husband, Paul, L.J. McGaha and his wife, Pearlie, and David McGaha and his wife, Hattie, all of Baldwyn, Annie Gardner of Nashville, Tenn., Frank McGaha and his wife, Joann, of Guntown, George McGaha of Cleveland, Ohio, Eugene McGaha of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., and Mike McGaha of Canfield, Ohio; one sister, Margaret Brewer of Bentleyville, Penn.; one brother, George Spencer of Detroit, Mich., 40 grandchildren, 30- great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. McGaha.; and five children.

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

Lilla Adkins

COTTON PLANT Lilla Hugh Adkins died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, at the Iuka Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster and Sons Funeral Home.

Willie Shelton

MICHIGAN CITY Willie Shelton died Saturday Nov. 8, 1997, at the Baptist East Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster and Sons Funeral Home.

Clara Coats

BOONEVILLE Clara Louis Coats, 77, died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997, at the Baptist Central Hospital in Memphis after a brief illness. She was co-founder and former co-owner of Pine Grove Manufacturing Company presently known as Indian Head Sporting Goods. She was the widow of E.J. Coats. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Bostick and the Rev. Harvey Sewell officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Coats McAlpin of Booneville; two grandchildren, Diana McAlpin and Matthew McAlpin.

John Randolph

NEW ALBANY John Peyton Randolph, 71, died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997, at his residence. He was born Oct. 2, 1926, in Union County to William Peyton and Nova Hines Randolph. He was a World War II Air Force veteran and a retired financial planner with Waddell and Reed Financial Planners. He was a real estate developer in Pontotoc and Union Counties. He attended the University of Mississippi and was a member of First Baptist Church of Pontotoc.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. David Blackwell and the Rev. Dean Timbes officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Peyton Randolph of Jackson; one sister, Ann Bevill of New Albany.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Maxine Randolph Hines and Jean Randolph Freeman.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Roberts, Sam Newsum, John David Greenhill, Gene Freeman, Walter Johnson and Zack Stewart.

Cora Wamble

WREN Cora Camille "Code" Wamble, 89, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, at the Cherubs Personal Care Home in Steens. She was born Oct. 15, 1908, in Monroe County to Elijah Nathaniel Wilson and Alice Victoria Hawkins Wilson. She was a graduate of the Wren High School class of 1927. She attended Teacher's Training School in Columbus and Starkville. She taught school in the Carmago community in Monroe County. She had lived in both Wren and Amory before moving to Steens two years ago. She was a member of the Okolona Christian Church and attended the Wren Presbyterian Church. She was married to Frank Ghivan Wamble Sr. in 1931 until his death in 1963. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed literature and playing duplicate bridge.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Wren Cemetery with the Rev. Sandra Sisson officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Flora "Flo" Wamble Wills of Jackson; one grandson, William Garland Wills IV of Dallas, Texas.

She was preceded in death by one son, Frank G. Wamble Jr.; five brothers, Kirby, Ector, Norbin, Luke, and John Wilson; six sisters, Lucy Martin, Sis Kendrick, Brownie Glenn, Verna Blake, Flora Neal and Ellen Crouch.

Visitation will be from 3 until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Wrinnie Frierson

Wrinnie Frierson, 89, died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997, at the Aberdeen-Monroe County Hospital.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Blackland M.B. Church in Tupelo with the Rev. Early Eddie officiating. Burial will be in the Blackland Cemetery. Grayson-Porter's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Brandon Frierson of Grand Rapids, Mich., Allenton Frierson of Verona and Earnest Frierson of Jackson; three daughters, Darletha Grayson of Tupelo, Bettye Ford of Starkville and Christine Brice of Gulf Port; 23 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

The body will lie in state from 11:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services

Essie Loveless

IUKA Essie Loveless, 91, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of Mt. Glory Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joe Hardwick officiating. Burial will be in the New Prospect Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Evelyn Mills of Memphis; one niece, two nephews.

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

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