WATER VALLEY - Bridgette Kathleen Raines, 18, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003. She was born Feb. 28, 1985, in Oxford. She was a student.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Seven Oaks Funeral Home with the Rev. Stephen D. Franklin and the Rev. Jeremy Franklin officiating. Burial will be in Sylva Rena Cemetery in Water Valley.
Survivors include her father, William G.W. Raines of Water Valley; her mother, Virginia Lee Raines of Water Valley; two brothers, Billy Raines of Oxford and Bobby Raines of Batesville.
Martha A. Roach
IUKA - Martha A. Roach, 78, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kenneth White officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Iuka.
Survivors include a son, Gene Roach and wife, Shonda, of Cherokee, Ala.; a daughter, Martha May Perry of Iuka; two sisters, Evelyn Cantree of Corinth and Ruth Rodgers of Arkansas; five grandchildren, Jackie Roach, Donna Cosby, Holly Martines, Tommy Roach and Patricia Cosby; 23 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Roach; a son, Lester Lee Roach; and her parents.
ABERDEEN - Timothy Warren Williams, 50, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 17, 1953, in Birmingham, Ala., to Charles and Rena Roberts Williams. He lived in Aberdeen most of his life. He was a graduate of Amory High School and a member of the Aberdeen First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev. R.D. Cline and the Rev. James Rutledge officiating. Burial will be in Beeks Cemetery.
Survivors include his mother, Rena Roberts Williams; two brothers, Charles Floyd Williams of Aberdeen and Larry Wade Williams and wife, Donna, of Amory; six nieces and nephews; many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Williams, and a sister, Frances Ann "Fran" Williams.
Pallbearers will be Chris Williams, Eric Williams, Michael Williams, Kelby Williams, Alston Parker, Chuck Davidson and Brent Thompson.
NEW ALBANY - Adolus Sanford, 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany.
GUIN, Ala. - Arnold Estill, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at the Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham. He was born in Guin and lived in Birmingham most of his life. He worked for the Birmingham Transit Authority. He returned to Guin 23 years ago. He was a member of the Guin First Baptist Church, a Mason and a Shriner.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel in Guin with Bro. Tom Hammons and Bro. Dan Atkinson officiating. Burial will be in the Guin City Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Roger A. Estill of Big Canoe, Ga., and Tracy Estill of Calhoun, Ga.; two stepdaughters, Millie Herrington of Atlanta and Elise Chamberlain of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a stepson, Joe Northcutt of Birmingham; three grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nell Pledger Estill, and his parents, John and Edie Lucas Estill.
STEENS - John Taylor Croft, 71, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Steens. He was born Nov. 17, 1931, in Lee County to the late H.R. and Ruby Hardy Croft. He retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years. He was a veteran of both Korea and Vietnam. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Steens.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Steens with the Rev. Bryant Benton officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens in Columbus with full military honors. Gunter & Peel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Emily Elaine Doyle Croft of Steens; a son, Timothy D. Croft of Starkville; two daughters, Judy C. Malone of Millport, Ala., and Connie A. Floyd of Caledonia; three brothers, Kenneth Croft of Palmetto, Larry Croft of Saltillo and Randy Croft of Conway, Ark.; two sisters, Ruby Duncan of Verona and Lenda Faye Wilson of Plantersville; four grandchildren, Chad Malone, Shane Floyd, Jamie Croft and John Croft.
He was preceded in death by two wives, Helen Dean Croft and Margaret Morgan Croft, and a grandson, Andrew Brody Malone.
Pallbearers will be Lee Younger, Tom Younger, James Baswell, Wayne Doyle, Joe Fondren, Louis Conn, Reese James and Tim Carter.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Steens, 40 Odom Road, Steens MS 39766; American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 303, Columbus MS 39703; or a charity of the donor's choice.
Paul Braddock Sr.
RIENZI - Paul Braddock Sr., 78, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at Corinth Health and Rehab. He was born April 22, 1925, to Frank and Nannie Marlar Braddock. He was a farmer and the owner of Braddock Auction.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Corinthian Funeral Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Jimmy Rich officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years; two sons; five daughters; two sisters; 12 grandchildren
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Tressia Van Nuys
VARDAMAN - Tressia Jo Van Nuys, 38, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at her home. She was born May 11, 1965, to Joe Ed Chandler and Aline Moore Shelby. She was a homemaker and a member of New Providence Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at New Providence Baptist Church in Vardaman with the Rev. Earl Flemings, Troy James and Philip Lucius officiating. Burial will be in the New Providence Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene Van Nuys of Derma; a daughter, Kimberly Murphree of Derma; her mother, Aline Moore Shelby of Derma; her grandfather, Robert Moore of Big Creek; an uncle, J.W. Moore of Big Creek.
She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Ed Chandler; her grandmother, Margie Miller; a sister, Kathie Joe Chandler; and an uncle, Buddy Moore.
Pallbearers will be Philip Lucius, Billy James, Ray James, Chad Lucius, Jason James and Buddy Moore.
Troy James will be an honorary pallbearer.
Rev. John Joslin
NEW ALBANY - The Rev. John Douglas Joslin, 87, formerly of Glen, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at his home in New Albany. He was born April 1, 1916, in Glen to the late J.T. and Nellie Joslin. The first church he pastored was Glendale Baptist Church. He went on to pastor churches in Central and North Mississippi for 50 years.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Glendale Baptist Church with the Rev. Harris Counce and the Rev. Grady Goodman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Maybelle T. Joslin of New Albany; five sons, Wendell Joslin of New Albany, Joe Joslin and wife, Sharon, of De Ridder, La., Jack Joslin and Deborah of Nesbit, Frank Joslin and wife, Miriam, of Pace, Fla., and Terry Joslin and wife, Teresa, of New Albany; a daughter, Beth Hajeb and husband, Kamal, of New Albany; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Joslin, Barry Joslin, Al Joslin, Ryan Joslin, Drew Joslin and Robert Strickland.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 1 to 3 p.m. today. The body will be moved to the church at 3 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the J.D. Joslin Scholarship Fund, c/o Blue Mountain College, Blue Mountain MS 38610.
Raymond A. Steen
CORINTH - Raymond A. Steen, 78, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at the McNairy County Health Care Center. He was born March 23, 1925, in McNairy County, Tenn. He lived in St. Louis, Mo., most of his adult life until two years ago. He was a leather craftsman for many years before retiring. He was a member of the Pentecostal church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Culp officiating. Burial will be in Holly Cemetery.
Survivors include a brother, George Steen of Corinth; his caregivers, a niece, Gloria Freeze, and a nephew, Jan Barnett Sr., both of Corinth; a host of other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, C.D. and Ella Steen; two sisters, Onada Strickland and Zola Barnett; and two brothers, John H. Steen and Arlin Steen.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today.
NETTLETON - Elmer Lee Sandifer, 37, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, in Amory. He was born Dec. 9, 1965, in Pike County to Wallace and Girtha Maybelle McIntire Sandifer. He lived most of his life in Nettleton. He was a self-employed handyman and a Baptist.
Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Union Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Ware officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Girtha Maybelle McIntire Sandifer of Nettleton; a daughter, Kayla Sandifer of Saltillo; two sisters, Martha Guess of Nettleton and Frances Colburn of Fulton; a brother, Billy W. McNutt of Nettleton.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wallace Sandifer.
Pallbearers will be Sean Edwards, Gary Brown, Joey Edwards, Darrell Morris, Troy Norris, Scott Allen and John Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Morris, Dickie Collier, Eddy Joe Morris, Paul Downey and David Hill.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
BLUE MOUNTAIN - Ralph Knox, 92, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at Resthaven Nursing Home in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley.
AMORY - Azell Christain Carden, 68, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. She was born April 29, 1935, in Quincy to the late Thomas Fred Christian and the late Zorado Mize Christian Swan. She grew up in Quincy and lived most of her life in the Amory area. She attended Quincy and Hatley schools. She was a self-employed healthcare worker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Amory. She was a full-time grandmother. She enjoyed flower gardening, and caring for the elderly and children.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Dan Hall and Evo Walker officiating. Burial will be in Quincy Cemetery in Monroe County.
Survivors include her husband, James M. Carden Sr.; two sons, James M. Carden Jr. and wife, Linda, of Batesville, and Robert F. Carden and wife, Diana, of Smackover, Ark.; three brothers, T.F. Christian and J.W. Christian, both of Amory, and Hershel Christian of Sardis; her mother-in-law, Avist Elizabeth Carden of Sulligent; four grandchildren, Nicole Carden, Monica Carden, Shane Carden and Heather Carden.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers, Herman Christian, Luther Christian and Arvin Christian.
Pallbearers will be Brian Christian, Wayne Christian, Chris Christian, Matt Christian, Tyler Christian, Marshall Eubanks Jr. and John Comer.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Living Church of God.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Friday.
CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. - Jack Hillard Rearick, 82, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at the Clay County Medical Center in West Point. He was born May 19, 1921, in Hasting, Mich., to Russell and Regina McMurray Rearick. He had lived in Crystal River, Fla., the past 30 years. A professional musician, he was the drummer with the Gary Marquie Orchestra. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and was a member of the Military Band. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Aberdeen.
Burial will be in Little Rock, Ark., at a later date.
Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Rearick Rollison of Aberdeen; two granddaughters, Heather Rollison of Hamilton and Lenny Rollison of Bedford, Texas; five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Rearick.
AMORY - Nettie Thompson Camp, 86, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
ECRU - Mamie Ruth Baker, 82, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of Horton Memorial Baptist Church and a retired employee of Ram Golf Manufacturing. She enjoyed gardening and growing flowers.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Ecru with the Rev. Owen Hitchcock and the Rev. James Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Ecru City Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Anita McMillen of Ecru; a son, Doyle Baker and wife, Karen, of Ecru; a brother, Noel Williams of New Albany; three grandchildren, Nathan Baker, Andrea Baker Phillips and Justin McMillen.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Mack Baker; a son-in-law, Ronald McMillen; and her parents, Mansel and Ophelia Smithey Williams.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Wise, Rex Mooney, Jimmy McMillen, Jerry McMillen, Ricky McKnight and the Rev. Bill Dowdy.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Friday.