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Obituary Policy

The Daily Journal publishes obituaries, up to seven 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 seven inches will be $9.64 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.

Alva Dodson

Alva Hall Dodson, 89, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Tupelo. She was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Grove United Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed flower gardening and cooking for her family. The widow of Alonzo Dodson, she was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cedar Grove United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Cecil Greenway, the Rev. Danny Robbins and the Rev. John Dodson officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Jo Gurley and her husband, Charles, of Blue Springs; a son, the Rev. Benny Howard Dodson and his wife, Patricia, of Martinsville, Va.; a sister, Iva Hall King of Pontotoc; 10 grandchildren, Sharon Hudson and her husband, Robert, Cathy Hughes, Tina Foster, Greg Hughes and his wife, Cindy, Heather Wood and her husband, Robert, the Rev. John Dodson and his wife, Patty, Barry Hughes, Will Dodson and his wife, Heather, Chad Dodson and his wife, Wendy, and Clint Dodson; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sue Hughes, and three sons, Jimmy Dodson, Larry Dodson and Michael Dodson.

Pallbearers will be Barry Hughes, Will Dodson, Chad Dodson, Clint Dodson, Jason Smith, the Rev. John Dodson, Robert Hudson and Robert Wood.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

George Kuykendall

KOSCIUSKO - George Wesley Kuykendall, 81, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Montford Jones Memorial Hospital in Kosciusko after a long illness. He was a native of Attala County. He graduated from Sallis High School and Holmes Junior College. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He served Attala County in law enforcement for 25 years, including 11 years as chief of police in Kosciusko. He was a member of the American Legion and the Masonic Lodge.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Jordan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Parkway Cemetery in Kosciusko.

Survivors include his wife, Weauweice Kuykendall of Kosciusko; a daughter, Elva Cramer and her husband, Walter, of Pascagoula; two sons, Mickey Kuykendall and his wife, Nancy, of Guntown and Luther Kuykendall and his wife, Linda, of Pascagoula; two stepsons, Bill Prewitt and his wife, Carol, of French Camp, and Donnie Peeples and his wife, Donna, of Kosciusko; two brothers, Jack Kuykendall and his wife, Lela, of Irvington, Ala., and Roy Kuykendall of Brandon; a sister, Louise Bailey and her husband, Jim, of Greenville; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Dorothy Taylor Kuykendall; two brothers, Curtis and Claude Kuykendall; and a grandson, Mike Kuykendall.

Bera C. Thomas

Bera C. Thomas, 81, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter's Mortuary.

Junior Wilson

CORINTH - James Wilburn "Junior" Wilson Jr., 58, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at his home after a long illness. He was formerly of Booneville. He was a retired insurance salesman and a member of Oakland Baptist Church, where he accepted Christ on March 18, 2001. An avid high school basketball fan, he loved his grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Tommy Wilson and Dr. Randy Bostick officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons and their wives, Tommy and Marea Wilson of Corinth, Randy and Marta Wilson of Corinth, and Bebe and Julie Wilson of Booneville; three sisters, Nell McElroy and Gail Wilson, both of Booneville, and Brenda Pharr of New Site; two brothers, Thomas Wilson of Booneville and Kenneth Wilson of Hartselle, Ala.; 10 grandchildren, Taylor, Lakin, Tyler, Luke, Brandon, Jordan, Colton, Bronson, Preston and Olivia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Wilburn and Irene Browder Wilson, and three sisters, Mary Jones, Lorene Stokes and Mae Eldridge.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

Memorials may be made to Oakland Baptist Church Building Fund, Highway 72 East, Corinth MS 38834.

U.V. McCarver

ECRU - U.V. McCarver, 92, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. She was a retired seamstress for Irwin B. Schwabe Manufacturing Company and the widow of Bernie Lee McCarver.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home in Ecru with the Rev. James Lewis and the Rev. Owen Hitchcock officiating. Burial will follow in Ecru City Cemetery. Memphis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Lee McCarver of Lexington, Tenn., and Paul B. McCarver of Germantown, Tenn.; a brother, Curtis Gafford of New Albany; seven grandchildren, Kay Larson of Sacramento, Calif., who was reared in the McCarver home, Harold McCarver of Collierville, Tenn., Lee McCarver of Jackson, Tenn., Lynn McCarver of Lexington, Tenn., Teresa McCarver of Ecru, Debbie Kleyla of Ecru and Brian McCarver of Germantown, Tenn.; 14 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be sent to Horton Memorial Baptist Church, 934 Main St., Ecru MS 38841.

Burma Lockridge

Burma Lockridge, 86, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at the Aberdeen Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter's Mortuary.

Meno Tenner

BATESVILLE - Meno Tenner, 59, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at Elmwood Nursing Home in Aurora, Ill. He was a former resident of Aurora, Ill. He was a retired laborer for the City of Oxford and a member of Mt. Gillion M.B. Church.

Services were Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at Mt. Gillion M.B. Church of Sardis. Burial was in the church cemetery. Cooley's Mortuary Inc. of Batesville was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Tenner of Oxford; two daughters, Mattie Tenner and Margaret Shaw, both of Aurora, Ill.; three sons, Fredrick Tenner and Bobby Tenner, both of Aurora, Ill., and Billy Brassell of Batesville; a sister, Maggie Draper of Oxford; a brother, James Draper of Southaven; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Josephine Wofford

CALHOUN CITY - Josephine Wofford, 89, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Calhoun Health Services. She was born Oct. 16, 1912, in Chickasaw County. She received a master's degree from Mississippi State University. A retired school teacher, she taught for more than 35 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, MEA, the Calhoun County Retired Teachers Association, Colonial Dames of the 17th Century and the DAR.

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 Calhoun City Cemetery.

Survivors include two nieces, Peggy Dudley of Calhoun City and Patsy Zeidman of Brandon; a nephew, Scotty Wofford of Calhoun City; four great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hosea Richard Wofford and Josephine M. Courtney Wofford; two sisters, Mary Ellen Lackey and Maggie Lena Powell; and a brother, Thomas Jesse Wofford.

Pallbearers will be Hal Reese Jr., Paul Moore Jr., Wayne Crocker Jr., Gary Hawkins, Roger Hudson, Henry Lackey and Larry Bratton.

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

Gollie Carden

SULLIGENT, Ala. - Gollie Carden, 85, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at his home. He was a native and lifelong resident of Sulligent, Ala. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a plumber for M.L. Buckley and Son, and operated the Strand Theater in Sulligent for 39 years.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Norwood Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, Ala., with the Rev. Bill Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in the Sulligent City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Jones Carden of Sulligent, Ala.; a daughter, Judy Millican of Winfield, Ala.; two sons, Jerry Millican and his wife, Myra, of Guin, Ala., and Russell Plunkett and his wife, Kristy, of Beaverton, Ala.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Christine Carden; a grandson, Charles Millican; two brothers, Ollie Carden and Otha Carden; and a sister Mildred Gilmore.

Mattie P. Borden

IUKA - Mattie P. Borden, 92, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was the widow of Tilfered Borden.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Copley officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, J.T. Borden, Floyd Burt Borden and Billy Joe Borden, all of Iuka; three daughters, Lila Borden of Iuka, and Ruthie Julen and Barbara Johnson, both of Burnsville; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren.

Lula Owen

HOULKA - Lula Belle Ross Owen, 87, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at her daughter's home in Houston. She was a homemaker and a member of New Parkersburg Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. Sammy Hardin officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Houlka.

Survivors include two daughters, Margie Lou Carter of Starkville, and Carolyn Funderburk and her husband, Charles, of Houston; four sons, William Noah Owen of Houlka, Robert G. Owen and his wife, Martha, of Memphis, Billy W. Owen of Virginia Beach, Va., and Raymond E. Owen and his wife, Martha S., of Potts Camp; two sisters, Agnes Ponders of Marrero, La., and Vera Kellar of Vicksburg; 23 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William David Owen, on Feb. 4, 1986; and her parents, Simeon Monroe Ross and Lela Mae Newsom Ross.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

Betty Wright

BYHALIA - Betty Fay Wright, 54, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. She was born March 13, 1947, in Ramer, Tenn., to Mays Martin and Essie Clark Martin. She was a homemaker and a member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church at Byhalia. She enjoyed making homemade crafts.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Oscar Geeslin officiating. Burial will be in Byhalia Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Wright of Byhalia; three daughters, Faye Nabors of Savanna, Okla., Bobbie Paseur of Olive Branch and Loretta Lynn Quinn of Byhalia; three brothers, Wayne Clark of Moro, Ark., James Martin of Blytheville, Ark., and Roy Martin of Temple, Texas; a sister, Jessie Mae Matthews of Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren.

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

Lloyd Shelly

ASHLAND - Lloyd Duward Shelly, 85, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was a carpenter, a Mason and a member of the Canaan Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with the Rev. Scott Brady officiating. Burial will be in Blackjack Cemetery in Benton County.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Frances Cook Shelly of Ashland; two daughters, Wanda Shelly Westmoreland of Trenton, Tenn., and Margie Shelly of Southaven; a son, Ronnie Shelly of Ashland; a brother, Billy Shelly of Memphis; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Randy Shelly, Sammy Shelly, J.T. Cook, Roy Rutledge, J.B. Work and W.T. Westmoreland.

Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. to service time today.

Mozell Stanley

IUKA - Mozell Stanley, 67, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at the Iuka Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home.

Henry Scott

BLUE MOUNTAIN - Henry Anderson Scott, 95, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He operated a service station in Blue Mountain for more than 40 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maureen Scott.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church in Blue Mountain. Burial will be in Blue Mountain Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a sister, Bonita Godwin Petrus of Orlando, Fla.

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

Earl Caviness

WALNUT - Joel Earl Caviness, 77, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a member of Medlock Methodist Church and a retired employee of Tippah County's 1st District. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 101st Glider Division.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Medlock Methodist Church with Bro. Gene Coltharp and Bro. Ernie King officiating. Burial will be in Medlock Cemetery in Benton County. Ripley Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara L. Caviness and Betty Lou Bass, both of Walnut; three sons, Bobby E. Caviness of Lecoma, Mo., Jimmy E. Caviness of Rogers Springs, Tenn., and Joe David Caviness of Walnut; two sisters, Mavis Wilbanks of Falkner and Annie Lou Turner of Ripley; a brother, James Dudley Caviness of Falkner; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Jones Caviness, and his parents, Joseph I. and Mae Minor Caviness.

Visitation will be from 5 to 10 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Tim D. White

GUNTOWN - Tim D. White, 64, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at his home. He was a retired employee of International Trucking, a veteran of the Korean War and a member of Antioch Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Felix Hutcheson Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Linda, of Guntown; two daughters, Tammy Bowers and her husband, Friedley, and Mr. and Mrs. Robin White of Tennessee; a son, Michael White and his family of Cincinnati, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Myra Emison of Mooreville and Bridget Parker of Baldwyn; a stepson, Michael Miles and his wife, Sandy, of Mooreville; five stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.Y. and Irene White, and a brother, Carroll Wayne White.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Wynne, Michael Miles, Sammy Holder, Phil Bradley, Carlton Medlin and Billy Clayton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Douglas Anderson, Jack Medlin, Hershel Hill, Earl Willis and Coolidge White.

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

James Hall

MEMPHIS - James Franklin Hall, 69, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at his home in Memphis. He was an attorney for more than 40 years. He was a 1950 graduate of New Albany High School and a graduate of the University of Mississippi. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

A memorial graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Albany Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Hall Benefiel of Collierville, Tenn.; two sons, James Franklin Hall Jr. of Memphis and Richard Clayton Hall of Southaven; two sisters, Jane Gardiner of Decatur, Ga., and Dorothy Barry of Memphis; a grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Elley Baggett

JUMPERTOWN - Elley Dean Baggett, 96, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at the Tippah County Hospital after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Antioch Second Baptist Church.

Services were Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial were in the Antioch No. 2 Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Opal Baggett of Hightown; two brothers, Reece Baggett of Booneville and Oliver Baggett of Jumpertown; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Hollis, Joel and Cullen, and a sister, Etta.

Pallbearers were Justin Berry, Shane Steen, Charles Eaton, Phillip Meredith, Johnny Meredith and Ronnie Baggett.

Vergie Puckett

RED BAY, Ala. - Vergie Smelser Russell Puckett, 92, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, in Knoxville, Tenn. She was born Aug. 5, 1909, in Frankfort, Ala. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of the Church of Christ in Maud, Ala., and Pleasant Site, Ala. She lived in Knoxville, Tenn., for the past eight years to be near her daughter, Dorothy Lane.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bob Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Russell Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, DeEtta Lentz and Dorothy Lane; a son, Truman Russell; a stepdaughter, Linda Miller; three stepsons, A.C. Puckett, Bill Puckett and Richard Puckett; three sisters, Oleen Winchester, Jimmie Gray and Rachel Anderson; 11 grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 15 stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Albert Russell and Albie Puckett; an infant child; a brother; and two sisters.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Kevin Lentz, Cullen Lentz, Kennon Lentz, Eddie Wells, Alan Russell and Chris Russell.

Billy Young

OXFORD - Billy Young, 66, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at Delta Medical Center in Memphis. He was a retired captain of the Oxford Police Department and a member of the O.D. Smith Masonic Lodge. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, but attended College Hill Presbyterian Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Crowden and the Rev. Alan Cochet officiating. Burial will be in College Hill Cemetery in Oxford.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Elizabeth Carroll Young; a daughter, Teresa Gail Pilch of Abbeville; a granddaughter, Heather Parker of Oxford; a great-granddaughter, Destiny Riley of Oxford; three sisters, Grace Huffman of Earle, Ark., and Lorene Jones and Marietta Patton, both of Oxford.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the College Hill Cemetery Fund.

James Farris

OLIVE BRANCH - James Farris, 73, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at his home. He was a retired traffic controller for Henders Tank & Boiler. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Broadway Baptist Church in Southaven.

Graveside services were Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at Forest Hill Cemetery South in Memphis. Forest Hill Funeral Home South was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys E. Farris of Olive Branch; a daughter, Rhonda Vance of Southaven; a son, Mark Farris of Olive Branch; two sisters, Beulah F. Fears of Gulfport and Alice F. Hargett of Natchez; a brother, Clifton Farris of Fulton; two grandchildren; a great-granddaughter.

Neola Reese

ABERDEEN - Neola Walker Reese, 83, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at the Clay County Medical Center in West Point. She was born in Prairie. She was a member of Baptist Grove M.B. Church in Prairie.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Baptist Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. Joseph Lampkin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Jackson Mortuary of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include eight sons; seven daughters; 38 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two children.

Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Nina E. Cotham

FULTON - Nina E. Cotham, 89, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at the Daniel Health Care Complex. She was born Sept. 29, 1912, to the late Henry and Minnie Mae Whitehead Davis. She was a homemaker and a member of the Plainview Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Tim Howard and Minister Lyndal Fikes officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Carolyn Williams and Dotty Williamson, both of Fulton; nine grandchildren, Michael Williams, Lisa Brown, Melissa North, Tonya Petty, Chris Mauldin, Kevin Cotham, Greg Cotham, Cindy Dill and Stacy Williamson; 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Cotham, in 1969; and three sons, Larry Cotham, Charles "Jack" Cotham and Bobby Joe Cotham.

Pallbearers will be Nolan Hamilton, Eric, Adam and Austin Brown, Delford Lauderdale and Jason Petty.

Lila Henderson

WEST POINT - Lila Reid Henderson, 101, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at the Clay County Medical Center in West Point. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point.

Martha Williams

Martha Williams, 54, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter's Mortuary.

Ollie Ratliff

RIPLEY - Ollie J. Carter Ratliff, 64, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of Ripley Second Baptist Church, where she was a member of the senior choir, class secretary in Sunday school and an officer in the Women's Home Mission Society. She was retired. She was the widow of William Paul Ratliff Sr.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Second Baptist Church in Ripley with Pastor R.C. Green officiating. Burial will be in Ripley Cemetery. Foster and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Starlette Barnett of Ripley; two sons, Michael Ratliff and William Paul Ratliff Jr., both of Ripley; three brothers, Theodore Roosevelt Carter Jr. of Gary, Ind., John Carter of Ripley and Albert Carter of Pontotoc; five grandchildren.

The body will lie in state at the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Clinton Thompson

SOMERVILLE, Tenn. - Clinton Thompson, 76, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at the Methodist Hospital of Fayette County. He was a native of Prentiss County and a resident of Booneville before moving to Tennessee.

Services were Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie Raines and the Rev. Jim Whitley officiating. Burial was in Hood Cemetery in Warren County.

Survivors include his wife, Rubye Miles Thompson of Somerville, Tenn.; two daughters, Mary Thompson Giglio of Holly Springs and Barbara Thompson Mitchell of Oakland, Tenn.; a son, David Carl Thompson of Somerville, Tenn.

James A. Clark

James Alvis Clark, 62, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at his home in Tupelo after a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Directors. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home on Jefferson Street.

Janice Patten

BOONEVILLE - Janice Martin Patten, 56, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis after a sudden illness. She was born March 2, 1945, in Alcorn County to Carl Lee Martin and Sophia Alma George Martin. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church. She had been a beautician since 1964.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. J.L. Gore officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Garden.

Survivors include two daughters, Becki Wallace Haley of Elkhart, Ind., and Lisa Wallace Trout of Booneville; two brothers, Ronnie Martin of Rienzi and L.C. Martin of El Reno, Okla.; a sister, Frankie Guthrie of Freeport, Texas; four grandchildren, Nikki and Chad Trout, and Corey and Malia Haley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Herbert Martin; and a sister, Judy Martin Morrisson.

Pallbearers will be Mike Guthrie, Tim Martin, Tony Martin, Michael Martin, H.L. Richie, Larry George, Lance Rinehart and David Martin.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

Ruby Robbins

PONTOTOC - Ruby Bailey Robbins, 84, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a retired employee of Keystone Manufacturing of Pontotoc and a member of Hurricane Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. J.W. Owen officiating. Burial will be in Sand Springs Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Laverl Robbins and his wife, Sandra, of Pontotoc; a sister, Willie Bailey of New Albany; nine grandchildren, Daniel, Jeff Sr., Steve, Michael, Chuck, Jon Michael, Jason, Joe and Jacob Robbins; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin E. Robbins; two sisters; and five brothers.

Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday.

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