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Obituary Policy

The Daily Journal publishes obituaries, up to 51-2 column inches in length, free as a public service. Obituaries are accepted only from funeral homes.

All obituaries will include the deceased person's name, age, occupation, date and place of death, time and place of services, and names of immediate family survivors. A brief paragraph of information such as church and community activities also will be included.

Additional information may be included, but the charge for length exceeding 51-2 inches will be $10.02 per column inch. Charges will be billed through the funeral home.

Funeral homes may call 678-1574, 842-2612 or 1-800-270-2612 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily to submit obituaries. The Daily Journal's fax number is 842-2233. Any corrections must be called in by the funeral home.

Claibron Terry

ASHLAND - Claibron "Sam" Terry, 89, formerly of Lamar, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at Briarcrest Extended Care in Ashland. He was a retired, self-employed carpenter. He was a member of Hebron M.B. Church and the Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Estellar Campbell Terry.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hebron M.B. Church at Lamar with the Rev. Adam Gholson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his granddaughter and caregiver, Marsha Gillespie of Lamar; a sister, Mattie McKinney of Memphis; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from noon to 12:55 p.m. Saturday at the church. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Fannie M. McGee

BOONEVILLE - Fannie M. McGee died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Jan. 5, 1921, in Prentiss County to Primuel Young and Lenora Penny Young. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Wolf Creek M.B. Church, where she was president of the Mission Board, a member of the Usher Board and treasurer of the Benevolent Society until her health failed.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Wolf Creek M.B. Church with the Rev. L.A. Springfield officiating. Burial will be in Wolf Creek Cemetery at Booneville. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Bessie Sorrell; four sons, Oscar Lee McGee and his wife, Lebora, and Curtis C. Miller, all of Booneville, Johnny McGee and his wife, Vernell, of Miami, Fla., and Roy McGee and his wife, Linda, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Robert Young of Cleveland, Ohio, and Herbert Young and his wife, Evelyn, of Obion, Tenn.; three sisters, Redie Miller and her husband, R.J., Annie Miller, and Hattie Williams and her husband, Glen, all of Booneville; a sister-in-law, Hattie Young of Booneville; an aunt, Beatrice Garner of Baldwyn; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny McGee; her parents; and three brothers, Clyde Young, Charlie M. Young and James Young.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today.

Rex Yarbrough

BALDWYN - Rex Yarbrough, 74, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. He was a member of Pratts Christian Church. He was a retired dairy farmer and a retired employee of the maintenance department of Lee County's First District.

Services were Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joe Caraway officiating. Burial was in the Pratts Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Anne Stone Yarbrough of Baldwyn; two daughters, Rebecca Kirk of Booneville and Susan McGinn of Tampa, Fla.; two sons, Robert Yarbrough of El Paso, Texas, and Randy Polk of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; two sisters-in-law, Daisy Yarbrough of Houston and Edith Yarbrough of Baldwyn; a brother, Mickey Yarbrough and his wife, Louise; two nieces; five nephews; seven grandchildren, Stacy, Nikki, Terri Anne, Lori, Emily Susan, Sean and Adam; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Sydney.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pug and Beatrice Bryson Yarbrough; a sister, Betty Sue Agnew and her husband, Larkin; and three brothers, Boyce Yarbrough, Walton Yarbrough and Marlyn Yarbrough.

Pallbearers were Phil Yarbrough, Dr. Harold Kirk, Stewart Morgan, Sammy Agnew, Walton Agnew and Scott Yarbrough.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons and elders of Pratts Christian Church.

David Schukei

NETTLETON - David Walter Schukei, 53, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, at his home. He was born Oct. 7, 1948, in Redding, Calif., to the late Oscar W. Schukei and Mary Jane Kinsinger Schukei. He was an employee of the City of Fulton. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was stationed in Germany. He attended Hopewell Baptist Church at Dorsey. He enjoyed fishing and the outdoors.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Verona with Pastor Danny Pitts officiating. Burial will be in Keyes Cemetery at Dorsey.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Elizabeth "Libby" Schukei of Nettleton; two children, Brandon Schukei of Atlanta, and Kimberly Baker and her husband, James, of Montgomery, Ala.; a brother, Les Lausen of Napa, Calif.; three grandchildren, Kelly, Blake and Katie Baker, all of Montgomery, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Bill Jones, Mark Jones, Dave Webb, Steve Ganaway, Carl Ganaway and Chris Ganaway.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

Pauline Steward

CORINTH - Pauline Steward, 78, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, at the Corinth Health and Rehab. She was a Baptist and a retired garment factory employee.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy Scott of Athens, Texas, and Rebecca F. Patrick and her husband, William, of Corinth; three sons, Stanley Stewart and his wife, Donna, of Booneville, Eddie Steward and his wife, Tammy, of Iuka, and Jessie Paul Steward of Corinth; a daughter-in-law, Rhonda Steward of Corinth; a sister, Mildred Cutschenritter of Vienna, Va.; 15 grandchildren, Laura Scott, Aubry Scott, Chris Johnson, Johnna McDougal, Andy Beavers, Charly Beavers, Chelsey Beavers, Joe Patrick, Deresa Patrick, Jessica Steward, Jason Steward, Jeremy Thorn, Mandy Thorn, P.J. Steward and Brooke Steward.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Steward; her parents, Kenny and Lessie Barham; a son, James Harold Steward; a brother, James Barham; and two sisters, Dean Mathis and Ethel Mae Barham.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today.

Arthur Seay

IUKA - Arthur Robert Seay, 84, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at his home. He was a retired metal worker for Reynolds Metal Company. He was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church of Iuka and the Collins Masonic Lodge No. 38A.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Tishomingo. Grayson's Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Bell Seay; a daughter, Necia Seay of Iuka; a special daughter, Desiree Page of Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, Calvin Seay of Iuka, and Charlie Seay and his wife, Virginia, of Michigan City, Ind.; two sisters, Emma Dilworth of Iuka and Junetta Carroll of Sheffield, Ala.

John Smith

GARY, Ind. - John Lee Smith, 55, formerly of Holly Springs, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at the Gary Methodist Northlake Facility in Gary, Ind. He was retired from the R.C. Bottling Company. He was a member of New Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Gary, Ind., and a member of the male chorus.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Yarbrough Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs with the Rev. Charles Floyd officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include five daughters, Susie C. Smith, Pamela S. Smith, Elisha Smith and Ayesha Smith, all of Chicago, and Marcie J. Gunn of Gary, Ind.; a son, John Cedric Smith of Chicago; his mother, Nellie M. Smith of Holly Springs; six sisters, Luetta Cox, Ester E. Jones of Memphis, Larnetdia Smith of Holly Springs, Michele Malone of Victoria, Jeanine M. Brown of Jackson and Cynthia Tunstall of Byhalia; three brothers, R.C. Smith of Chicago, James A. Smith of Aurora, Ill., and James Hearn of Byhalia; his goddaughter, Tia Davis of Chicago; his companion, Debra Curry of Gary, Ind.; two special friends, Tyyon "Funky-Stanky" and Amari of Gary, Ind.

Visitation will be from noon to 12:55 p.m. today at the church. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Wilburt Foster

HOLLY SPRINGS - Wilburt Foster, 63, formerly of Chicago, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at his home in Holly Springs. He was a groundskeeper at Forest Hill Funeral Home and a member of Shady Grove CME Church in Byhalia.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shady Grove CME Church in Byhalia. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Miller of Coldwater; a son, James Miller of Coldwater; two brothers, Cortelyou Foster and Robert Foster Jr. of Chicago; two grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday at the church. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Frank H. Hampton

RIPLEY - Frank H. Hampton, 80, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, at the Tippah County Hospital. He was born Dec. 29, 1921, in Tennessee, to the late John Hampton and the late Lillian Donaldson Hampton. He was a retired factory worker for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, where he worked for 23 1/2 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the United Rubber Workers Local.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doc Shelton officiating. Burial will be in the Chapman Church of Christ Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Hampton of Ripley; a son, Gary Hampton of Memphis; three sisters, Johnnie Taylor of Moscow, Tenn., Doris Arrowood of Memphis and Ruth Haley of Biloxi; a brother, Billy Hampton of Collierville, Tenn.; two grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Sammy Mardis, Troy Mardis, Larry Joe Mardis, James King, Tim Staggs and Wayne Pannell.

Starrett Chapman will be an honorary pallbearer.

Andrew Hughey

CORINTH - Andrew Lee Hughey, 64, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was a graduate of Easom High School. He worked at the Ford Motor Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, at Tyrone Hydraulics in Corinth and at the C&D Jarnagin Company in Corinth. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, and a former member of Phillips and Johnson Elks Lodge No. 1617. He was an avid fisherman.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Lamar Walker officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Hill Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Earline Hughey; a special friend, Barbara Annette Wade; a daughter, Elizabeth Lynn Gardner and her husband, Willie; a foster son, Greg Jacob; five brothers, Winford Hughey, Alvie Charles Hughey and his wife, Dorothy, Jimmy Hughey and his wife, Beverly, James Hughey and his wife, Demetria, and Kenneth Hughey and his wife, Phildred; five sisters, Flora Hughey, Mary Hughey, Dorothy Crayton, Nellie Jones and her husband, Marvin, and Lila Wade; four grandchildren, Branden Harris, Taron Harris, Lemarius Harris and Branaysha Quantane Harris; one great-grandchild; two uncles, L.Z. Elliott and Tommy Hughey; two aunts, Rachel Tye and Gertrude Geanes; a great-aunt, Ethel LeSure; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alvie Hughey, and a niece, Christi Hughey.

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

Ollie Berry

BELDEN - Ollie Berry, 87, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a member of Adkins Chapel United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Adkins Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Dye officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Berry of Belden; five daughters, Betty High, Emma Robinson and her husband, Vatan, and Carolyn Gray and her husband, the Rev. Charles Gray, all of New Albany, and Ruby Berry and Mavis Berry of Tupelo; two sons, Ollie Lee Berry of Tupelo, and Larry Berry and his wife, Kathy Jo, of New Albany.

Visitation will be from 1:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Fay Staten

BLUE SPRINGS - Christine LaFay "Fay" Staten, 58, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at her home. She was born Oct. 19, 1943, in Mississippi. She was a homemaker, a Baptist and a member of the Eastern Star of Ripley No. OES47.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Warren Harrell officiating. Burial will be in Little Country Church Cemetery near Ashland.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Staten of Saltillo; four sons, Jerry Feathers and Terry Staten of Blue Springs, Dale Feathers of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Chris Howard of Antioch, Calif.; two sisters, Peggy Gordon of Ripley and Donna Elliott of Antioch, Calif.; three brothers, David Morton of Lorain, Ohio, and Bobby Morton and Terry Lee Morton of Ripley; her mother-in-law, Lillian Staten of Tupelo; a brother-in-law, Tim Staten of Tupelo; a sister-in-law, Susie Price of Tupelo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Staten, and her parents, Nathaniel and Annie Lee Rogers Morton.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Feathers, Dale Feathers, Brandon Morton, Eric Morton, Bill Barnett and Terry Staten.

Buck Farver will be an honorary pallbearer.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Zelma Woodard

Zelma I. Woodard, 88, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at her home in Tupelo after a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

John W. Blair

GUYS, Tenn. - John W. Blair died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson's Funeral Home of Corinth.

Gradon R. Byram

FULTON - Gradon R. Byram, 84, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born June 23, 1918, in Itawamba County to the late James William Byram and Bammie Jones Byram. He was a farmer and a Baptist. He was a Shriner and a member of the Fairview Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rites. A veteran of World War II, he served four years, two months and 17 days, and spent 400 days under fire. He served in North Africa and Sicily, and was in the third wave in Normandy with the 58th Armored Field Artillery C-Battery. He was in the Battle of the Bulge and finished his time in Austria. He was a member of the American Legion.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Donald Graham and Bro. Gene O'Brian officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Masonic Cemetery with Masonic rites.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Sammie Byram of Fulton; a daughter, Cathy Neaves and her husband, James, of Fulton; a sister, Burton Wood of Fulton; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Novis, Clovis, Ester and Oval Byram, and a sister, Jewel Steele.

Pallbearers will be Mike Byram, Pug Wilemon, Jerry Wilemon, Terry Wilemon, Bobby Wood, Tim Hayes, Gary Hamm and Danny Paul Riley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Wood, Ricky Wood, Wayne Byram, J.W. Steele, Doyce Steele, Cloyce Steele, Donald Steele, Bill Devaughn, Charlie Lofton and Doyce Dulaney.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7:30 a.m. to service time Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Cumi Glick

VINA, Ala. - Cumi Katherine Glick, 68, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala.

Althea P. Bass

BLUE MOUNTAIN - Althea P. Bass, 50, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.

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