Emery Moore

RED BANKS Emery Lee "Duke" Moore, 38, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, on Deer Creek Road in Victoria. He was a member of Mt. Newell M.B. Church at Red Banks and a construction worker for Jefferson Construction Company in Red Banks.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Newell M.B. Church at Red Banks with the Rev. Arthur Fitchpatrick officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Newell Memorial Garden. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Nikita Diasheal Jefferson of Red Banks; one son, Elmecus "Meek" Jefferson of Red Banks; his fiancee, Kathy House of Holly Springs; his mother, Pearlie Mae Taylor Moore, and his father, Emery C. Moore, of Red Banks; his grandmother, Lenora Moore of Red Banks; six sisters, Shawanda L. Moore of Red Banks, Inetta T. Cook and Gail Martin, both of Memphis, Tamara S. Hale and Remonica P. Moore, both of Cayce, and Debra L. Houston of Victoria; four brothers, Gilson L. Taylor of Memphis, Eldredge B. Moore of Cayce, and Tony L. Moore and Travis Q. Moore, both of Red Banks.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from noon to 12:55 p.m. Thursday at the church. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Mary Dunn

HOLLY SPRINGS Mary Teresa Dunn, 59, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Alliance Health Care in Holly Springs. She was born April 22, 1941, in New York to James Francis Dunn and Mary Colvin Dunn. She was a Baptist and a factory worker.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Lamar Union Chapel. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include six brothers, Billy Dunn and Joseph Dunn, both of Fort Worth, Texas, Raymond Dunn, Edward Dunn and Bobby Dunn, all of Jacksonville, Fla., and Charles Dunn of Holly Springs; three sisters, Eleanor Carter of Slayden, and Theresa Brinkley and Patricia Montes, both of Fort Worth, Texas.

She was preceded in death by a brother, James F. Dunn.

Lewis Edwards

CUMBERLAND Lewis Edwards, 91, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Webster Health Services in Eupora. He was born Oct. 29, 1909, in Webster County. He was a retired farmer and a member of Marvin Hill Methodist Church at Cumberland.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Marvin Hill Methodist Church with the Rev. Raleigh Richter officiating. Burial will be in Marvin Hill Cemetery. Oliver Funeral home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Staggs Edwards of Cumberland; three daughters, Patsy Edwards Pate of Pheba, Ruth McMullen of Cumberland and Diane Raines of Maben; two sons, Donald Edwards and Joe Edwards, both of Cumberland; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Clifford Edwards, and three great-grandchildren, Jennie Montana Pate, Joshua Calvin Pate and Emily Boland.

Dennis Smith

SARDIS Dennis Earl Smith, 49, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at the South Panola Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born April 2, 1951, in Panola County to Broadus R. and Georgia Clair Traywick Smith. He was a mechanic for Crown, Cork & Seal in Batesville and a member of Cold Springs Methodist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with Dr. Lee Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville.

Survivors include his wife, Diane Lott Smith of Sardis; two sons, Dennis Earl Smith Jr. of Kansas City, Mo., and Brandon Lee Smith of Sardis; one sister, Janet Smith Ware of Sardis; five brothers, Billy Ray Smith of Crowder, Danny Wayne Smith of Batesville, Gary Lynn Smith of Coldwater, and Ronnie Price Smith and Tony Lee Smith, both of Sardis; his stepmother, Jessie Harrison Smith of Sardis.

Curtis Howell Jr.

BECKER Curtis Boggan Howell Jr., 76, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at his home after a sudden illness. He was born May 1, 1924, in Monroe County to Fannie Ophelia Boggan Howell and Curtis B. Howell Sr. He attended Becker School. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Greenbrier United Methodist Church. He was a farmer and an employee of Sharp Garment Company in Aberdeen from 1954 until retiring in 1990. He married Vernice Dobbs Howell in 1948.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Greenbrier Cemetery in Becker with the Rev. Kem Coleman officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one sister, Betty Jean Tucker of Atlanta; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a brother, Joel Thomas; and two sisters, Celia Faye Calendar and Lou Ermin Ritter.

Memorials may be made to Greenbrier Cemetery Fund, c/o Gloria Herring, 50187 S. Harmony Road, Becker MS 38825.

Sandy A. Reynolds

MILWAUKEE Sandy A. Reynolds, 91, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at his home in Milwaukee. He was formerly of Waterford. He was a member of Mt. Comfort CME Church and the Masonic Lodge No. 450. He was the husband of the late Amie Howell Reynolds.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at New Hope M.B. Church Cemetery at Laws Hill with the Rev. Jones officiating. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Cleveland Wilson of Milwaukee and J.T. Dean of Grand Rapids, Mich.; his caregiver and daughter-in-law, Doris Wilson of Milwaukee; two grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

Laura Tate

NEW ALBANY Laura Jewell Griffith Tate, 94, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at the Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was born Jan. 10, 1907, in Choctaw County to Joseph P. Griffith and Sarah Peterson Griffith. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She was the widow of Carl Lee Tate.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Jones officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Joseph Tate, Richard E. Tate and William C. Tate, all of New Albany; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a son, Thomas L. Tate; five sisters, Blossie Griffith Teague, Ida Mae Davis, Ila Beatrice Roberts, Eva Frances Kitchens and Mary Bell Griffith; and two brothers, John C. Griffith and Fred T. Griffith.

Her grandsons will be pallbearers.

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

Felix Whitt

HOUSTON Felix Whitt, 89, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at his home in Houston. He was a retired machinist for Babcock & Wilcox, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. Hugh Holder Cummings officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery in Houston.

Survivors include his wife, Orene Finn Whitt of Houston; one daughter, Georgia Owens of West Point; one granddaugher, Lee Ann Hatcher of Columbus; three great-grandchildren, Derick, Andy and Ashley Hatcher.

He was preceded in death by his parents, D.R. and Rosa Lee Butcher Whitt; a grandson, Whitt Owens; and a son-in-law, James Lee Owens.

Pallbearers will be Mike Boyce, Tommy Griffin, Allen Hatcher, Derick Hatcher, William Griffin and Charles Griffin.

The family requests no flowers.

Bill Taylor

BLUE MOUNTAIN William Hezzie "Bill" Taylor, 77, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at his home in Blue Mountain. He was the retired owner/operator of the All American Sawmill. He was a member of the Blue Mountain Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Larry Hill, Bro. Gene Smith and Bro. Ricky Luna officiating. Burial will be in the Blue Mountain Church of the Lord Jesus Christ Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Pearl Williams Taylor; two sons, Scotty Taylor and his wife, Volene, and Lanny Taylor and his wife, Ginger, all of Blue Mountain; one daughter, Billie Ann Heard and her husband, James, of Blue Mountain; three sisters, Beatrice Henry of Blue Mountain, and Alma Doyle and Mavis Smith, both of New Albany; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Clinton and Emma Theo Box Taylor; a brother, Clifton Taylor; and four sisters, Pearl Miller, Mary Lou Akins, Ruby Tucker and Sara Hall.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Kevin Taylor, Kerry Heard, Toby Taylor, Eddie Lawton, Jeff Jones, Brent Ross, Jeff Lee, Jeremy Melson and Keith Melson.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today.

Jean Hall

NEW ALBANY Jean Hall, 69, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born March 5, 1931, in Union County to the late Richard Payne and Della Motes Payne. She was a retired sitter and a member of Martin Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Mark Nail and Bro. Tim McMillen officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park in New Albany.

Survivors include one daughter, Becky Swords, and her husband, Dean, of New Albany; one son, Mike Hall and his wife, Lou, of New Albany; three sisters, Mamie Little, Irene Maxey and Mayzell Palmer, all of New Albany; three grandchildren, Robin Langston and her husband, Greg, Ginger Hodges and her husband, Chris, and Kristen Hall, all of New Albany; two stepgrandchildren, Charlie McBride of New Albany, and Denise Moone and her husband, Randy, of Paragould, Ark.; three grandchildren, Lauren Langston, Whitney Langston and Brittany Langston, all of New Albany.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Hall, in 1984; a brother, Charles Payne; and her parents.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Hall, Paul Hall, Billy Stanford, Dave Hill, Cecil Reaves and David Haynie.

Barbara Biffle

WALLS Barbara Lynn Elkins Biffle, 56, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto County. She was reared in the Jericho community by Alvin and Offie Pannell. She later moved to Memphis with her mother. She was a member of Jericho Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Neal Davis and Bro. Adrian Horn officiating. Burial will be in the Jericho Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Tammy Biffle and Traci Biffle, both of Walls; one son, Thomas Biffle of Walls; one sister, Joan Stone of Baldwyn; two brothers, Todd Pannell of Sherman and Miles "Bud" Pannell of Olive Branch; three grandchildren, Jacob Biffle, Brandon Biffle and Amber Lynn Mitchell; two god nieces, Anna Naquin and Abi Naquin; a god nephew, Robert Naquin.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mamie Cossey, and her stepfather, Rue Cossey.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Thursday.

Jamie Wilkerson

RIPLEY Jamie Loise Wilkerson, 51, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at the Tippah County Hospital. She was a retired seamstress for Red Kap of Ripley and a member of Unity Baptist church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Unity Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Barefield officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Robert Wilkerson, and his wife, Suzanne, of Ripley; her mother, Rosie Roberts of Ripley; four sisters, Linda Sanderson and her husband, Jerry, Nila Johnson and her husband, Charles, and Fay Smith, all of Ripley, and Ann Eaton of Nesbit.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Junior Wilkerson, and her father, Jessie Roberts.

Pallbearers will be Charles Johnson, Jerry Sanderson, Bobby Johnson, Kevin Childs, Danny Johnson and Randle George.

All visitation will be at the church.

Ronald H. Welch Sr.

HAMILTON Ronald H. Welch Sr., 76, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. He was born Aug. 1, 1924, in Fayette, Ala., to the late Babe and Bertie Lee Welch. He was employed 25 years as a machine operator at Ceco Engineering in Columbus. He was a member of the Church of God in Hamilton.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Lewis Dixon and Bro. Julian Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery in Hamilton.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Flippo Welch of Hamilton; three daughters, Glenda Welch, Linda Welch and Tina Welch, all of Hamilton; one son, Ronald Welch Jr. of Amory; one sister, Audrey Culpepper of Caledonia; five grandchildren, Tammie Edwards Clark, Ronald Christopher Welch, Kevin Shane Welch, Brandi Humber and Brian James; seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; and seven brothers.

Pallbearers will be Chris Welch, Joey Roberts, Kenny Flippo, Paul Flippo, Donnie Winders, Brian James, Jim Clark and Kevin Welch.

Frances Akin

COLUMBUS Frances Elizabeth Lane Akin, 95, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at the Lakewood Personal Care Home in Columbus. She was born Aug. 10, 1905, in Brazil, Tenn., to the late Allie Holmes and Kathryn Hartsfield Lane. She had been a resident of Lakewood Personal Care Home for the past three years and a resident of Jackson, Tenn., for 65 years before moving to Aberdeen in 1989. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tenn., where she was a member of the Tri Mu Sunday School Class. She was a Gray Lady at the Jackson/Madison County Hospital for many years; a member of the Jackson/Madison Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; and an associate member of the Tombigbee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Aberdeen.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Zion Cemetery in Brazil, Tenn. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty Lane Akin Hudson of Aberdeen; two grandchildren, Robert H. "Bobby" Hudson Jr. of Aberdeen and Lisa Lane Hudson of Baton Rouge, La.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clay Neely Akin, in 1987; her parents; six brothers; and one sister.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen.

Ola Mae Gunn

FULTON Ola Mae Gunn, 88, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at her daughter's home after a long illness. She was born June 26, 1912, in Union to Emitt and Minnie Kidd. She was a homemaker and a member of Tremont United Methodist Church. She enjoyed embroidery, quilting and growing flowers.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Dee Brown officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include one son, James R. Gann, and his wife, Ena, of Fort Mitchell, Ala.; one daughter, Martha Graham of Fulton; one sister, Cordie Miller of Memphis; nine grandchildren, Teressa Carpenter, Larry Gann, Terri Johnson, Deborah David, Rhonda Johnson, Patti Hall, Tonya Gann, Rodney Gann and Stephanie Myhand; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Gann, on Sept. 19, 1981; a son, Bobby G. Gann; two brothers, David and Junior Kidd; and two sisters, an infant sister and Evelyn Wilmoth.

Pallbearers will be Les Hall, Andrew Johnson, Jack Johnson, Seth Johnson, Steve Johnson and Jimmie Wilson.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tremont United Methodist Church or a favorite charity.

Harriet Clarin

JACKSON, Tenn. Harriet Janice Jordan Clarin, 74, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at Methodist-Le Bonheur Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. She was a retired employee of ITT.

Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Clear Creek Church of Christ with Tom Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, James Clarin of Horn Lake and Paul Clarin of Boone Mills, Va.; one daughter, Cathy Hudson, and her husband, Danny, of Jackson, Miss.; three grandchildren, Stacy Hudson, Jason Hudson and Mary Heather Clarin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Duke Clarin, in April 1999; and her parents, James and Isa Mae Johnson Jordan.

The staff of Corinthian Funeral Home will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Friday.

Memorials may be made to the University Christian Student Center, 409 W. Jackson Ave., Oxford MS 38655.

William Maxcy

ENID William Edward Maxcy, 80, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at the VA Hospital in Memphis. he was born Feb. 19, 1920, in Belden. He was a retired farmer, a member of Pharsalia Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Pharsalia Baptist Church near Enid. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park near Batesville. Kimbro Funeral Home of Marks is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Rosa Mae Herring Maxcy of Enid; one daughter, Eleanor Ruth Maxcy Bailey of Enid; two sons, William Edward Maxcy Jr. of Tupelo and Phillip Larry Maxcy of Enid; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Pharsalia Baptist Church.

Edward French

WATER VALLEY Edward Doke French, 85, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at the Yalobusha County General Hospital in Water Valley. He was born Dec. 20, 1915, in Yalobusha County to John Edward French and Amber Ramsey French. He was a farmer and a member of Water Valley Church of Christ and the Rotary Club of Water Valley. He was a Yalobusha County supervisor for 28 years. He served as president of the county Board of Supervisors and held various offices with the State Supervisors Association.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Water Valley with David Floyd officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Floyd French of Water Valley; one daughter, Cheryl Goodwin of Water Valley; one son, Millard Lee French of Vancleave; five sisters, Jackson Pierce and Eva Cox, both of Water Valley, Kathryn Leggett of Oxford, Nada Fenner of Windsor Mo., and Frances Thomas of Booneville; two brothers, Ralph French of Ludlow, Pa., and Duman French of Daleville, Ala.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Cris Goodwin, Ralph Norwood, Travis Brooks, Dale Miller, Frank B. Brooks and Brad Brooks.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Archie McKeown

COMO Archie Mayo McKeown, 74, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Methodist Hospital Central in Memphis. He was a retired salesman for Hardin Bakery, a member of Free Springs Methodist Church and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was born March 22, 1926, in New Albany to the late Robert L. McKeown and Nannie Tollison McKeown.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Free Springs Methodist Church in Como with the Rev. William Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Free Springs Cemetery. Moore Funeral Home of Sardis is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Irene McInturff McKeown of Como; two daughters, Deborah Litton and Carol Gant, both of Horn Lake; one son, Robert McKeown of North Little Rock, Ark.; one brother, Curtis McKeown of Colleyville, Texas; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

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

Tommy M. Smith

CORINTH Tommy M. Smith, 91, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born Feb. 21, 1909, in Hardin County, Tenn. He was a retired knitter from the Magnolia Hosiery Mill of Corinth and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maydell Vanderford Smith, in 1999.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in Box Chapel Church Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Thomas Eugene Smith of Corinth; one brother, Sidney Smith of Corinth; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Cornie Gamble, Maize Thompson, Jewell Lewis, Bessie Easley and Alice Martin; and four brothers, Bedford Smith, Alford Smith, Clyde Smith and Glenn Smith.

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

Frances W. Garlotte

OCEAN SPRINGS Frances W. Garlotte, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in Ocean Springs. She was born in Marietta and moved to the Gulf Coast in 1943. She returned to the Belmont area in 1965 and returned to Ocean Springs in 1977. She was a school dietitian for the Jackson County School System and the Tishomingo County School System. She was a member of Belmont Church of Christ and Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ocean Springs.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont. Burial will be in Marietta Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Frances Davis of Belmont and Doris Garlotte Hotard of Slidell, La.; two sons, Jimmy Irwin Garlotte and Ray Garlotte, both of Ocean Springs; one brother, Glenn B. Williams of Burnsville; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Max L. Geno

BOONEVILLE Max L. "Satch" Geno, 66, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

Owen Moore

IUKA Owen Moore, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home.

Ronald Pierce

OXFORD Ronald Edward Pierce, 45, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis. He was a retired cabinet maker for Life Spec and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. He served as a SP4 in the U.S. Army.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Clear Creek Baptist Church in Oxford with the Rev. David Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Clear Creek Cemetery in Oxford. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda J. Pierce of Oxford; four daughters, Michelle Henry, Melissa Pierce, Melinda Pierce and Marsha Pierce, all of Oxford; two stepdaughters, Nastassja Wait and Kirsten Wait, both of Oxford; three stepsons, Christopher Wait, Oliver Wait and Dustin Wait, all of Oxford; his mother, Loquita McCoy, and stepfather, Troy McCoy, of Oxford; one sister, Sandra Pierce Stevens of Cordova, Tenn.; his grandmother, Marie Pierce of Oxford; two grandchildren, Brooklynn Henry and Katelynn Henry, both of Oxford.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Earl Pierce; his grandparents, Marvin G. Pierce, and Edward and Hattie York; and two infant sisters.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1:30 to service time Thursday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the American Liver Foundation.

Audrey Sutherland

STARKVILLE Audrey Nell Sutherland, 73, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital. She was born Sept. 10, 1927, in Calhoun County. She was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. She was disabled.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Jim Vance officiating. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery in Vardaman.

Survivors include three sisters, Louise S. Carroll of Grenada, Elenor McMellian of New Albany and Johnnie Wheeler of Houston; one brother, Randle Sutherland of Bruce; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Sutherland and Jimmie Lee Dye Sutherland; and three brothers, Jimmy Ray Sutherland, Lee Sutherland and Charles Sutherland.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Katherine Richey

BOONEVILLE Katherine Richey, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Thursday.

Rev. Hubert Davis

CEDAR BLUFF The Rev. Hubert W. Davis, 54, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2001, at the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point.

Bertha Morrison

CORINTH Bertha Brown Morrison, 63, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a graduate of McNairy County High School. She was an employee of ACT for 32 years and a member of the Silver Leaf Club.

Services will be at noon Thursday at St. Rest M.B. Church with the Rev. O.J. Salters officiating. Burial will be in St. Rest Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Gerald Morrison and Eric Morrison; two daughters, Rosalind McGaha and Cathy Bosman; one brother, Thurmon Brown; one sister, Lucille Montgomery; five grandchildren, Patrice Morrison, Demetrius Bosman, Sydney McGaha, Eric Morrison II and Latoia Keeton; two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Henry J. Brown; her mother, Lucinda B. Brown; and her brothers, Richard Brown, Nathaniel Brown, Lucius Brown, Samuel Brown and Willie D. Brown.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today.

Mae Bell Russell

CEDAR BLUFF Mae Bell Russell, 79, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at her home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Moon Valley M.B. Church with Pastor William Davidson officiating. Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one brother, Henry J. Smith of Pheba; three sisters, Virgil Houston and Floydia Brown, both of Chicago, and Hattie Quinn of Cedar Bluff; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a special nephew, Vernon Rieves Russell of Augusta, Ga.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Esther N. Shewbart

RED BAY, Ala. Esther N. Shewbart, 92, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at the Care Center of Red Bay. She was a native of Alabama. She was a retired school teacher with 39 years of service, the last 19 years at Belgreen High School. She was the oldest member of James Chapel Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with the Rev. Eugene Digby and the Rev. Carl Gaston officiating. Burial will be in Dempsey Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Jack Shewbart, and his wife, Marvelene, of Red Bay; three grandchildren, John Shewbart and Connie Pendegraph, both of Red Bay, and Douglas Shewbart of Russellville, Ala.; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Shewbart, in 1993; and a daughter, Betty Jo Shewbart, in 1998.

Pallbearers will be John Shewbart, Douglas Shewbart, Brandon Pendegraph and Phillip Nunley.

Ferne Wimberley

PONTOTOC Ferne Wimberley, 77, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at her home in Pontotoc. She was a retired waitress, a Methodist and a member of the Pontotoc Eastern Star. She enjoyed flower and tomato gardening. She was loved by many friends, and she loved her many friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mortimer Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Junior Ritchie officiating. Burial will be in Chickasaw Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include two nephews, Ed Reed of Joliet, Ill., and John Reed of Valdosta, Ga.; two great-nephews, Tyler Reed of Valdosta, Ga., and Justin Reed of Joliet, Ill.; one great-niece, Madelene Nichole Reed of Joliet, Ill.; her sister-in-law, Sandy Reed of Joliet, Ill.; her friend and caregiver, Ethel Appleton of Pontotoc.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Doras Wimberley; her parents, Alpha and Winifred Fuller; and her brother, Ralph Reed.

Pallbearers will be Wes Monts, Dalton Moore, Sam Moore, John Moore, Ralph Harrison and Ronald Harrison.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Harrison and Chuck Newell.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Sarah Woods

HOUSTON Sarah Woods, 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter's Mortuary in Tupelo.

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