Daniel Ford

OXFORD - Daniel Alan Ford, 53, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at his residence in Oxford. He was distribution manager for Klein Tools where he had worked for 20 years. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Falls Church, Va., and was a 32nd Degree Mason.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville with the Rev. Ron Provence officiating. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbie D. Ford of Oxford; one son, Matthew James Ford of Oxford; his parents, Henry James Ford and Margaret G. Ford of Weston, W. Va.; one brother, David Wayne Ford of Preston, Va.

Visitation will be Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, In Honor of Matthew James Ford, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Mark Williams

ABBEVILLE - Mark Anthony Williams, 38, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at the Tri Lakes Medical Center in Oxford. He was self-employed as a contractor and the owner of Iron Horse Motorcycles.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Cecil Henson and the Rev. Todd Lemmon officiating. Burial will be in the Christian Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Williams of Abbeville; two step-sons, Chad Bishop and Brandon Mitchell, both of Oxford; one nephew, Chris Hill of Etta; his parents, Wanzie J. and Joyce Ann Williams of Oxford; one sister, Hope Hill and her husband, Scott, of Etta; his grandmother, Dolly Williams of Oxford; one step-grandchild.

Polly Weaver Smith

HOUSTON - Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Weaver Smith, 82, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a retired cafeteria worker at Houston School System. She was a member of the Macedonia United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Franklin Smith, who died Oct. 14, 1994; her parents, Thomas Henry Weaver and Angie Armstrong Weaver; and a daughter, Marthalene Slayton.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Macedonia United Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank Millender officiating. Burial will be in the Macedonia Cemetery. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, France Sue Smith of Houston; one son, Thomas Eli Smith and Ann, of Houston; one sister, Emma "Nim" Smith of Houston; four grandchildren, Chris Smith, Lynn Nabors, Angela Campbell and Tiffany Allen; seven great-grandchildren, Mykkie Smith, Megan Nabors, Ashley Nabors, Andrew Campbell, Amber Allen, Zak Allen and Angelina Allen.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Criddle, Eric Smith, David Smith, Mykkie Smith, Chris Smith, Keith Carter and Mark Allen.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and on Monday from 1 p.m. until service time at the church. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services.

Millard Armstrong

FULTON - Millard Armstrong, 88, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the Courtyards in Fulton after a lengthy illness. He was a native of Chickasaw County and a long time resident of Fulton. He was a retired certified nursing attendant in Tennessee and a member of the Baptist Church. He was an avid conversationalist and loved story telling.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Friendship Cemetery near the VanFleet community with W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include five daughters, Madelle Ellis of Clinton, N.C., Nita Staten, Helen Maharrey and Kathy Keene, all of Okolona, and Louise Keith of Tupelo; one son, Thomas E. Armstrong of Guntown; 24 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Lula Bell Armstrong; and one brother, Raymond Armstrong.

Forrest M. Owen

TUPELO - Forrest M. Owen, 84, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the North Miss. Medical Center after a brief illness. A Union County native, he was born Nov. 26, 1920, to the late Jim and Annie Williams Owen. He was a member of the Beech Springs Baptist Church. He was a farmer in his earlier years, loved gardening and raising bees and outdoor work. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Lee County VFW. He retired from Kruger Metal.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors with the Rev. Dwain Ard officiating. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery in Union County.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Tommie Lee, Rose Mae and Ruth; 11 brothers, Johnny, Henry, Herman, Calvin, Clifford, Auther, Ofus, Rod, Everett, Eckford and Guy; one great-grandchild, Darris Martin.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Owen, Perlin Owen, Phillip Lansdell, Cecil Cartwright, Gene Williams, Danny Mackey, David Reed and Darrell Martin.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

Jim Fowler

RANDOLPH - James R. "Jim" Fowler, 83, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital, New Albany, after an extended illness. A native of Belden, he was born March 1, 1922, to the late James Arthur and Sula Bell Robinson Fowler. He was a well driller on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Project. He was a member of the Randolph Baptist Church. He loved spending time in the Word, having read the Bible through three times last year. He continued to be a winess to his family and friends until the Lord called him home.

Services were Friday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with the Rev. Gerald Finley and the Rev. Joe Epting officiating. Burial was in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include three daughters, Delorise Daugherty and husband, Robert, of Tupelo, Denise Bostick and husband, David, of Tupelo, and Dellynn Kennedy and husband, Brad, of Hatley; three sons, Fred Fowler and wife, Joan, of Nettleton, Charles Fowler and wife, Gail, of Randolph, and J.W. Fowler and his fianc┼Że, Shelia, of Booneville; five sisters, Erma Estes, Thelma Estes, Ruth Fowler and Lorene Dye of Belden and Nannie Freeman of Coldwater; 26 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 58 years, Pauline Hall Fowler; four sisters, Mildred Christian, Azilee East, Emily May Sitzmon and Elaine Reagh; two brothers, Tom and Bobby Fowler.

Pallbearers were his grandsons.

Honorary pallbearer was a grandson, SPC Chad Daugherty serving in Iraq.

Memorials may be made to the Gideon Ministry.

Ruth Hodges

WEST POINT - Ruth Sanders Hodges, 84, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at Dugan Nursing Home in West Point. She was a homemaker, a Methodist and a member of the Natchez Trace Chapter of the DAR.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Phillip Box officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Bobby Edwin Hodges of West Point; her son, Bobby Sanders Hodges and his wife Amelia, of Chattanooga, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Wolsey and Mary Bearden Sanders.

Frankie R. Fowler

PLANTERSVILLE - Frankie R. Fowler, 95, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the Beverly Health Care in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p. m. today at the funeral home.

Bob Chatman

OXFORD - Bobby "Bob" Chatman, 54, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Miss. in Oxford. He was a native of Lafayette County and a retired mechanic.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will be in the Cypress Grove Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Jean Barksdale Chatman of Oxford; two daughters, Barbara Chatman and Jacqueline Chatman, both of Oxford; four sisters, Bessie Flemons of Thaxton, Mary Alice Pegues and Mary Jane Pegues, both of Oxford, and Robessie Cornner of Lewisville, Texas; six brothers, Robert Chatman and Willie Chatman, both of Oxford, Johnnie Price, Louis Chatman and Johnnie Ivy, all of Indianapolis, Ind., and Lee Russell Price of Memphis.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Hank Kimbrell

NEW ALBANY - Sheral W. "Hank" Kimbrell, 50, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.

Gladys Tate

NEW ALBANY - Gladys Harris Tate, 78, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Jan. 7, 1927, in Red Bay, Alabama to the late Coster and Ada Nagle Hall. She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of New Albany and active in Sunday School there. She was retired from Troxel Mfg. Co. in Moscow, Tenn., where she was purchasing clerk. She was a member of Hill Country Sam's Camping Club and participated in charitable work for the American Cancer Society.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Malcolm Pinion and Dr. Mark Weeks officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery in Moscow, Tenn.

Survivors include her husband, Robert J. Tate; one daughter, Ginny Harris Weeks of Arlington, Tenn.; four sons, Jerry Harris of Mason, Tenn., Tommy Harris of Somerville Tenn., Frank Harris of Mountain Home, Ark., and J.T. "Rusty" Harris Jr. of Memphis; three sisters, Maudine Carpenter and Linda Hall, both of Riverside, Calif., and Lu Treadway of Jackson, Tenn.; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, J.T. Harris Sr.; her parents; one daughter, Nancy Harris Reed; one sister, Artie Mae Hall; three brothers, Travis Hall, Johnny Hall and Gordon Hall.

Pallbearers will be Andy Harris, Ken Harris, Matt Harris, Tim Harris, Chris Weeks, Sam Harris, Caleb Reed and Cameron Reed. Honorary pallbearers will be Christian Reed, Jon Harris, Kayden Harris, Joe Tate, Jerry Tate, Arthur Lee Tate, John Tate and Curtis Tate.

Memorials may be made to the 1st Baptist Church of New Albany Building Fund, 200 E. Bankhead, New Albany, MS 38652.

Michael C. White

MEMPHIS - Michael Clark White, 43, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He was an employee of Carrier Corp., Inc. in Collierville, Tenn.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Antioch Cemetery in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one brother, Rickey L. White of Memphis; one sister, Deborah Reese of Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Lawrence and Hermie Louise Griffin White.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Christine Hollis

MABEN - Christine Fulgham Hollis, 79, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a self-employed upholsterer. She was born in Choctaw County. She was a member of the Double Springs Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Double Springs Methodist Church with Coy Fulgham officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Welch Funeral Home of Maben is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Patsy McCarter of Mantee; four grandchildren, Donnie McCarter of Starkville, Kip McCarter and Jodie McCarter, both of Manatee, and Kris McCarter of Pheba; three great-grandchildren, Kelsey McCarter, Kolby McCarter and Hunter McCarter, all of Mantee; two sisters, Velma Monts and Ina Tuck, both of Mathiston.

May Bell Graham

NEW ALBANY - May Bell Graham died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral home of New Albany.

Velma Johnson

FULTON - Velma Johnson, 98, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at the Daniel Healthcare complex. She was born Jan. 26, 1907, in Itawamba County to the late Charlie and Emaline Pate Steven. She was a lifelong member of Pint Grove Church of Christ where she was the oldest member. She enjoyed flowers and cooking and especially enjoyed visiting with family and friends and talking about the old times.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Minister Russ Crosswhite and Minister David Paden officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include five nephews, Kendell Johnson and his wife, Joyce, Joe Johnson and his wife, Teresa, Kenneth Johnson and his wife, Gennette, A.J. Johnson and Stanley Johnson; four nieces Delores Sidelko and husband, Bill, Nadine Kennedy, Meil Mae Blackard and her husband, Jim, and Mayola Wilson and her husband, Woodson; several great-nieces and great-nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; her special friends, Russ Crosswhite and Verna Wheeler.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Dove Johnson, Kirk Johnson, Polie Johnson, Oscar Johnson, Onnie Johnson; four sisters, Dora Tucker, Apple Ann Wheeler, Jesmer Warren, and Delphia Johnson; and her parents.

Pallbearers will be Minister Steve Shappley, Minister Marshall Eubanks, Freddy Tucker, Zack Tucker, Ken Johnson and Tim Parmer.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

Jimmy Bell Jr.

WATER VALLEY - James "Jimmy" Bell Jr., 50, died Friday, March 18, 2005. He was born Sept. 11, 1954, in Shelby County, Tenn., to the late James Wilburn Bell Sr. and Roxie Mae Alexander Bell. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Water Valley. He was disabled.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Seven Oaks Funeral Home with Raymond Aven officiating. Burial will be in the Tabernacle Cemetery in Yalobusha County.

Survivors include his wife, Deborh Ann Bell of Water Valley; two special nieces, Reachel Jaudon and Janet Jaudon, both of Oxford; two sons, James Wilburn Bell III and Donald Ray Bell, both of Water Valley; three sisters, Shirley Roberts of Batesville, Sandra Ray of Coldwater and Lisa Wiggs of Tupelo; two brothers, Todd Maclin of Water Valley and William David Bell of Batesville; one grandson, James Wilbourn Bell IV; one granddaughter, Halie Jade Bell.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Wilburn Bell Sr.; his mother, Roxie Mae Alexander Bell; two brothers, Gene Tutor and Daniel Maclin; and two sisters, Frances Dickey and Diane Woods.

Pallbearers will be Donald Bell, David Bell, Christopher Bell, Shelton Maclin, Shane Keel and Kris Shelton.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Charles S. Rhea Sr.

ABERDEEN - Charles S. Rhea Sr., 81, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home.

Mallie Lou Pulliam

HOUSTON - Mallie Lou Pulliam, 74, died Saturday, March 19, 2005. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Carter Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday.

Col. Jack P. Ruff

GREENWOOD - Col. Jack P. Ruff, USAF Retired, 82, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at the Greenwood Leflore Hospital. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1942 until his retirement in 1970. During the Second World War, he flew 67 combat missions in a P-38 aircraft. During his 28 years of service he was awarded the Legion of Merit, the distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Force Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 5 Battle Stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star and the Vietnam Service Medal. He moved to Greenwool in 1976, when he purchased the Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchise in West Point, Cleveland and Tupelo.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Odd Fellows Cemetery with Dr. Rusty Douglas officiating. Wilson and Knight Funeral Home of Greenwood is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Caroline Craig Ruff of Greenwood; one daughter, Carrie R. Wood of Tupelo; two sons, Chesley Ruff of Tupelo and Clayton Ruff of Little Rock, Ark.; one sister, Edith Wilkerson of Vicksburg; one brother, Doyle Ruff of Bastrop, La.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchildren.

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

Maudie Nunley

IUKA - Maudie Elizabeth Kent Nunley, 88, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of the Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church and was retired from the Iuka Hospital where she worked in food service. She enjoyed flowers and gardening.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. William Burcham officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Johnny Nunley and wife, Retha, and Tommy Nunley and wife, Janet, all of Iuka; one daughter, Barbara Waddle and husband, Reggie, of Fulton; one brother, Cecil Kent of Columbus, Ga.; four grandchildren, Dwan Robinson of Iuka, Kayla Colley of Baldwyn, Christopher Puckett of Tishomingo and Megan Gentry of Booneville; two great-grandchildren, Shelby Puckett and Bryce Gentry.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Furnie Nunley; a daughter, Rebecca Gentry; a granddaughter, Kim Cunningham; her parents, Rob and Ada Kent; a sister, Grace Phifer; and three brothers, Millard, James and Reeder Kent.

Pallbearers will be John Kent, Christopher Puckett, Clint Robinson, Donnie Colley, Rick Marlar, Jessie McDuffy and Jimmy Durham.

Memorials may be made to the Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Tishomingo, MS.

Louise Ritter

AMORY - Laura Louise Wardlaw Ritter, 82, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announce later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Estelle Sparks Mingolello

KNOXVILLE - Estelle Sparks Mingolello, 90, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospice in Knoxville, Tenn. She was a member of the Christian Church of Ftn. City where she continued to serve as treasurer until her death. She was retired from the auditing department of Sears.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Henry Cemetery with Bro. Ted Avant officiating. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the local arrangements.

Survivors include her sisters-in-law, Ruth Sparks of Knoxville and Catherine Sparks of Corinth; her brother-in-law and wife, Ralph and Elena Mingolello of Strafford, Conn.; her nephew and wife, Ben and Patti Sparks; nieces and their husbands, Mary Ann and Ernie Harrison, Ferra Sue and Pat Thomas and Judith Sparks; many great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Ferra Belle Sparks; and her brothers, Lester, Floyd, Luther and Earl Sparks.

Memorials may be made to the Christian Church of Ftn. City or the American Cancer Society.

Esther Sory

ISOLA - Esther Jaquith Sory, 99, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the Humphreys County Hospital in Belzoni. She graduated from Peabody High School in Memphis in 1923. She attended MSCW and graduated in 1928 with a degree in elementary education. She came of Isola in 1929 to teach third grade. There she met and married James Walker Sory Sr., who preceded her in death in 1959. She was also preceded in death by a son, Frank Sutton Sory in 1939. She was an active member of the Isola United Methodist Church where she was organist and pianist for many years. She was also active in the Belzoni Garden Club, the Belzoni Music Club, the Isola Garden Club and other civic organizations. She taught piano and voice lessons for over 50 years, initiating many girls sextets who performed for many civic clubs. She organized Junior Music Clubs and the Junior Garden Club in Isola. Her hobbies were painting, knitting and playing the piano.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Isola United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sam Dodd officiating. Burial will be in the Indianola City Cemetery. Mortimer Funeral Home of Belzoni is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, James Walker (Susie) Sory Jr. of Isola and Edwin Alexander (Annie) Sory of Ridgeland; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at the family home in Isola.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 125, Isola, MS 38754.

Floy Mae Dexter

IUKA - Floy Mae Dexter, 78, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of the Rocky Springs United Methodist Church. She was formerly employed as a cashier at several local grocery stores and enjoyed traveling.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Ray Daniel and the Rev. Tommy Jennings officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Cecil Terry Dexter of Athens, Ala.; and one aunt, Ella Dubois of Tishomingo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Dexter; and her parents, Everett and Delma Dubois.

Pallbearers will be Stanley Dexter, Matt Dexter, Reid Hodge, William Crossett, Billy Ginn, Randell Jourdan and Larry Simmons. Honorary pallbearer will be Billy Dean.

Memorials may be made to Rocky Springs United Methodist Church or the American Diabetes Association.

Erin Parks

NEW ALBANY - Erin Ford Parks, 93, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born April 23, 1911, to Tom and Altha Nabors Ford. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of New Albany. She was a homemaker and a charter member of the Progressive Mothers Club.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Bill McAlilly and the Rev. Giles Lindley officiating. Burial will be in the New Albany City Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Julia Parks Barkley of New Albany; one son, Joe Parks Jr. of New Albany; five grandchildren, Lynn Barkley McAlilly of Tupelo, Donna Barkley Roberts of Brandon, Patrice Parks Smith of New Albany, Joe Clyde Parks III of Jackson and Camille Parks Barkley of New Albany; seven great-grandchildren, Christopher Thomas McAlilly, Laura Elizabeth McAlilly, Emily Barkley Roberts, Kelly Clare Roberts, Anderson Parks Smith, Peyton Britt Smith and Walter Freeman Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Parks Sr.; a son, Tommy Parks; an infant son, James Ford Parks; two brothers and three sisters.

Pallbearers will be Peyton Smith, Parks Smith, Scott Roberts, Britt Smith, Walter Smith, Chris McAlilly and Clyde Parks.

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

Ruth Tyer

NEW ALBANY - Ruth Patterson Tyer, 101, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at Windham House in Ecru. She was born July 4, 1903, in Silerton, Tenn., to the late John B. Hankins and Viols Rush Hankins. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cleveland Street Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Warren Black officiating. Burial will be in the New Albany City Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Robert L. Patterson Jr. of Oxford; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert L. Patterson; her second husband, Malcolm C. Tyer; and a daughter, Margaret Jane Patterson.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Oxford University United Methodist Church of Oxford, or to the Cleveland Street ARP Church of New Albany.

Hollis Duncan

BOONEVILLE - William Hollis Duncan, 90, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at Mississippi Care Center in Corinth. He was born Oct. 11, 1914, in Prentiss County to William Oscar Duncan and Ona B. Burcham Duncan. He was a Pentecostal and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired farmer and sawmiller. He enjoyed gardening, going to the senior citizens center, visiting old home places and his dogs, Joe and Bob. He was a fiddle player and a self taught Bible student.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Marshall officiating. Burial will be in the Jacinto Cemetery.

Survivors include is wife of 30 years, Dorothy Grooms Duncan; a daughter, Bettye Johnson and her husband, Jackie, of Booneville; three sons, Truman Duncan and his wife, Lula of Rienzi, Gerald Duncan of Florence, Ala., and Johnny Duncan and his wife, Joyce, of Booneville; a sister, Esta Bethay of Booneville; two stepsons, Jimmy Penny and his wife, Jane, of McMinnville, Tenn., and Johnny Scott and his wife, Rose, of Corinth; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be David Duncan, Timmy Duncan, Wayne Duncan, Jackie Johnson, Jason Miller and John Scott.

Kenneth Shepard

SALTILLO - Kenneth G. Shepard Jr., 37, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Pearlie Parker

BALDWYN - Pearlie Johnson Parker, 100, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at the Longview Nursing Home in Booneville after an extended illness. She was a former resident of the Kirkville community. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Water Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Jean H. Stallings

MABEN - Jean H. Stallings, 78, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Eupora. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Houston Memorial Funeral Home.

Earline Swords

NEW ALBANY - Earline Nowlin Swords, 87, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the Graceland Care Center. She was born Oct. 13, 1917, in Union County to the late Johnny and Annie Shettles Nowlin. She retired from the shirt factory Irwin B. Schwabe. She was a Baptist and a member of the Fredonia Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m.. Monday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Kenny Adair officiating. Burial will be in the Ingomar Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Joan Swords of new Albany; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill Swords; one sons, Jake Swords; one sister; and two brothers,

Pallbearers will be Nathan Swords, Mike Rorie, Gary Stenmark, Phil Swords, Anthony Rasdon and Reed Daniels.

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

Neil C. Hopper

FALKNER - Neil C. Hopper, 65, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at his home in Falkner. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday from noon until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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