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Maurine Wilson

EUPORA Maurine Upchurch Wilson, 86, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 1997, at Webster Health Services in Eupora. She was born Jan. 5, 1911, in Choctaw County. She was a retired grocery merchant and homemaker, and a member of Wood Springs Baptist Church in Choctaw County.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Martin Jacks and Bro. Dale Strickland officiating. Burial will be in Wood Springs Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Marie Wells of Eupora; one son, Lee Dennis Wilson of Weir; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

Travis M. Fondren

ACKERMAN Travis M. Fondren, 53, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 1997, at his home in Ackerman after a brief illness. He was born Jan. 12, 1944, in Ackerman. He was a tool crib attendant for Babcock & Wilcox Co. in West Point, and a member and deacon at New Zion Baptist Church in Ackerman.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Nowell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Mamrak and the Rev. Carlis Braswell officiating. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery near Sturgis.

Survivors include his wife, Nell S. Fondren of Ackerman; one son, Marty Fondren of Giddings, Texas; one grandchild.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lee Swiney

William Lee Swiney, 86, died Monday, Aug. 18, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Jan. 23, 1911, in Alabama to John and Becky Webb Swiney. He lived in Aberdeen most of his life before moving to Tupelo five years ago. He was a carpenter and a retired employee of Bradley Lumber Co. He was a member and deacon of the Aberdeen Church of Christ. He was an Army Air Corp veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen with Minister Jerry Jones officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Welford Swiney of Tupelo; one son, Richard L. Swiney, and his wife, Martha, of Tupelo; three sisters, Stella House and Ludie Cherry, both of Aberdeen, and Elsie Emmett of Hueytown, Ala.; one grandson, Richard L. Swiney Jr. of Tupelo.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Aberdeen Church of Christ.

Evier Dean

EUPORA Evier Comile Box Dean, 81, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 1997, at her home. She was born Aug. 21, 1915, in Choctaw County. She was a homemaker and a member of Wood Springs Baptist Church in Choctaw County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Dean.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Wood Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Strickland, the Rev. Jim Wells and the Rev. J.B. Rowe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Wise-Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Mauvlene Wilson and Janette Russell, both of Eupora; four sons, Lacy Dean, Nelson Dean, Vernon O. Dean and E.W. Dean, all of Eupora; 24 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren.

Sally Harbison

ENID Sally Irene Respess Harbison, 79, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 1997, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was born Oct. 17, 1917, in Tallahatchie County to John B. and Ola Irene Robertson Respess. She was a retired nurse for Parkview Clinic and a member of Pharsalia Baptist Church. She was the widow of Dwight Harbison.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pharsalia Baptist Church in Batesville with the Rev. Courtney Selby officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Enid. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Lee Harbison Jones of Eupora; three sons, Gerald Harbison of Florida, Gary Harbison of Parchman and Michael Harbison of Grenada; four sisters, Ora Lee Respess Lipe of Pope, Sadie Respess McCachren of Enid, Modena Respess Reed of Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., and Sue Respess Schafer of Long Island, N.Y.; two brothers, Robert Respess of Mobile, Ala., and E.V. Respess of Enid.

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

Chester Bland

RANDOLPH Chester Loss Bland, 54, died Monday, Aug. 18, 1997. He was employed in the furniture manufacturing industry.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Oneal Butler and the Rev. Chris Sartin officiating. Burial will be in Carey Springs Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Cora Bland of Randolph; two daughters, Cathy Logan and Cristen Bland, both of Randolph; one son, Lynn Bland of Randolph; three brothers, Winfred Bland, Winston Bland and Quay Bland, all of Randolph; one grandson, John Logan Jr. of Randolph.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Glen Coomer, Austin Bland, Mike Ferguson, Joey Pettit, Tracy Huey and Earl Rush.

Visitation will continue from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Glenn Gray

CORINTH Glenn Gray, 93, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997, at his home. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Corinth Masonic Lodge No. 116.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Hathorn officiating. Burial will be in Holder Cemetery.

Survivors include his brother, Jack Gray of Fort Worth, Texas; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeffie Gray; two brothers, John Elton Gray and Marlin Gray; and a sister, Eva Babb.

Pallbearers will be Weyman Ledgewood, Bill Farr, Lucien Epperson, Michael Epperson, Richard Epperson and Nickie Curtis.

Honorary pallbearers will be Horace Richardson, Windmon Wheeler and C.K. Rickman.

Andrew Mohundro

CORINTH Andrew Mohundro, 86, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 1997, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Iuka. He was a graduate of Ramer High School. He was a retired employee of the Southern Railroad and a 32nd degree Mason with the Masonic Lodge. He was a volunteer at Magnolia Hospital and a member of North Corinth Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Wages and the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include two sons, Arlin Mohundro of Germantown, Tenn., and Charles Mohundro of Corinth; one daughter, Arminta Russell of Dallas, Texas; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Mayor Jerry Latch, Mike Byrnes III, Jimmy Burrell, William Butler, John Butler and Henry Butler.

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

Lottie McCaine

Lottie McCaine, 88, died Monday, Aug. 18, 1997, at the Lee Manor Nursing Home after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Sally Barnes

RIPLEY Sally Etta Barber Barnes, 75, died Monday, Aug. 18, 1997, at the Tippah County Hospital. She was a retired dietitian at the Tippah County Hospital with 18 years of service. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Joyce Windham, and her husband, Lee, of Ripley; two sons, Elmer Pat Barnes and his wife, Mary, and Alvis Ray Barnes and his wife, Nellie, all of Ripley; three brothers, Billy Barber of Ripley, Ray Barber of Walnut and Harold "Bud" Barber of Southaven; eight grandchildren, Kari, Lori and Matt Crook, Clay Smith, Brandon Street, Jonathan Barnes, and Dustan and Colby Scott; eight great-grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, one stepgreat-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Almos Barnes, in 1996; her parents, John Adam and Louisiana Leopard Barber; five brothers; two sisters; and one grandchild.

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Wayne Stewart

PONTOTOC Thomas Wayne Stewart, 31, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a salesman for Synergy Gas in Tupelo and a Baptist.

Services will be at 5 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Kevin Merritt and Bro. Jimmy Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Troy Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Cecil and Elaine Stewart of Pontotoc; two daughters, Justina Stewart of Pontotoc and Morgan Ashley Stewart of Tupelo; one son, Justin Wayne Stewart of Pontotoc; three sisters, Peggy Sue Williams, Sherry Michelle Stewart and Chrissy Stewart, all of Pontotoc; one niece, three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tom Priest, R.T. and Mary Grammer, and John Thomas and Fannie Mae Stewart.

Pallbearers will be Doyle Mixon, Craig Stewart, Tony Priest, Mickey Southern, Jeff Stewart, Brad Owen, Shane Parrish and Donald Southern.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Synergy Gas, Pontotoc Butane and Empire Gas.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today.

Scott Walker

RIENZI Scott Cole Walker, 20, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 1997, at his home in Rienzi. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Funeral Directors of Corinth.

James O. Clark Sr.

RIPLEY James O. Clark Sr., 67, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 1997, at his home in Ripley. He was born Feb. 25, 1930, to Luther Clark Sr. and Nylene Goolsby Clark. He was an Army veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, a member of the American Legion and a lifetime member of the VFW. He was a member of Turners Chapel Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Omega Hall and the Rev. Carroll Roberson officiating. Burial will be in Jacobs Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbie J. Clark of Ripley; three daughters, Laquita Wilkerson and Charlene Miller, both of Ripley, and Jeannie Mathis of Millington, Tenn.; two sons, Sonny J. Clark and James O. Clark Jr., both of Ripley; one sister, Pattie McGill of Belden; two brothers, Donald A. Clark of Baton Rouge, La., and Jerry Clark of Ripley; seven grandchildren, Kevin Clark, Jason Clark, Justin Wilkerson, Lezlie Wilkerson, Miranda Miller, Chris Clark and Brandon Clark; five stepgrandchildren, Tabitha Gilbert Clark, Suzanne Gilbert, Tracy Phillips, Michael Mathis and Michael Miller.

Pallbearers will be Danny Clark, Mike Roberts, Willie Bryan, J.W. Walker, Mike Love and Junior Pannell.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the American Legion.

Helen Rushton

BLUE MOUNTAIN Helen Rushton, 84, died Friday, Aug. 15, 1997, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. She was a retired employee of Johnson Control and a member of the Blue Mountain Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

No services were held. Burial will be in the St. Albert Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wis. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Westfall of Blue Mountain; five grandchildren, Brenda Babcock of Springdale, Ark., Donna Palicka and James Westfall, both of Milwaukee, Wis., Michial Westfall of Tupelo and Jayson Westfall of Portage, Wis.

Sam A. Coggin

JACKSON Sam A. Coggin, 74, died Monday, Aug. 18, 1997, at St. Dominic's Hospital. He was a retired petroleum landman. He was a member of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen and the Mississippi Association of Petroleum Landmen, and a former member of the Capital City Petroleum Club and the Mid-Continent Oil and Gas. He was employed with Sun Oil Co., where he was the manager of the exploration department in Jackson. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He was director of the MSU Bulldog Club, and he was voted the 1991 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. He was a member of Colonial Country Club of Jackson. He was an active member of Christ United Methodist Church, serving on the official board. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in he European Theater.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park. Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home on High Street in Jackson is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Marion Prichard Coggin of Jackson; two daughters, Cathy Ann Hales of Huntsville, Ala., and Jan Marion Black of Meridian; one sister, Nan Rogers of Nettleton; two brothers, June Coggins of Plantersville and Hal Coggins of Panama City, Fla.; four grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society; Christ United Methodist Church; or the Bulldog Club, P.O. Box 5327, Mississippi State, Miss. 39762-5327.

Vickie Martin

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BATESVILLE Vicki Melton Martin, 29, and her daughter, Brandy Nichole Martin, infant, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997, at the South Panola Community Hospital in Batesville. Vickie was born Aug. 15, 1968, in Sardis to Jessie and Peggy Burns Melton. She was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church.

Joint services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Pope. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Wells Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Vicki's survivors include her husband, William Earl "Billy" Martin of Batesville; one daughter, Jessica Lynn Martin of Batesville; one son, William Ray Martin of Batesville; her parents, Jessie and Peggy Melton of Batesville; one sister, Nancy Melton Shaw of Pontotoc; one brother, Dennis Melton of Batesville; her grandparents, Margaret Elizabeth Burns and William Leroy Martin, both of Batesville.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Liberty Hill Baptist Church.

Johnnie B. Outlaw

BALDWYN Johnnie B. Outlaw, 81, died Monday, Aug. 18, 1997, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.

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

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