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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.

Anthonio Damons

CORINTH - Anthonio Damons, 6 weeks, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

William T. Harrison

OKOLONA - William T. "Billy" Harrison, 50, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a retired employee of Henson Furniture Supply. He was the son of the late Roy Earl Harrison and Nannie Louise Clark Harrison. He was a member of New Freedom Full Gospel Church.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. Clinton Worthy and the Rev. Authur Cooper officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Woodland.

Survivors include three sisters, Barbara Farley and Linda Walls, both of Okolona, and Sue Sawtelle, of West Point; his special friend, Linda Duke.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Archie Weatherspoon

DORSEY - Archie Weatherspoon died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Home of Verona.

David Lee Allen

David Lee Allen, 74, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at his home. He was a retired employee of Tupelo Stock Yards and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Grayson-Porter's Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. V.L. Cummings officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Willie C. Allen and his wife, Alma, Larry Allen and his wife, Patsy, and Jerry Allen, all of Tupelo; two daughters, Carolyn A. Orr and Dorothy Allen, both of Tupelo; two brothers, L.B. Green of St. Louis, Mo., and Flemming Green of Tupelo; one sister, Ruby Lee Evans of Tupelo; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home chapel from 3 to 5 p.m.

Josephine Gateley

AMORY - Josephine Lee Derrick Gateley, 63, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus after an extended illness. She was born July 15, 1938, in Monroe County to Marion Andrew Derrick Gateley in Harlingen, Texas. She was a homemaker. Her hobbies included baking and collecting dolls.

Private services will be held at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Benton officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Brook Gateley of Amory; her mother, Addie Lou Derrick of Pontotoc; one son, David Harold Gateley of San Antonio, Texas; one daughter, Deborah Jo Childers of Mascouth, Il.; two brothers, Marion Andrew Derrick and George Sims Derrick, both of Pontotoc; one sister, Betty June McMillin of Pontotoc; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father and one brother, Louie Harvey Derrick.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, c/o Beth May, P.O. Box 269, Amory, MS 38821.

Wilma Foster

HOUSTON - Wilma Hall Foster, 75, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at her home in Houston. She was the daughter of the late Albert Curtis Hall and Bennie Mae Edwards. She was a member of Pearson Chapel Church of the Nazarene and a homemaker.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Houston.

Survivors include her husband, Dannie Foster of Houston; one daughter, Sheila Slaughter and her husband, Mike, of Houston; two sons, Roger Foster and his wife, Daphne, of Potts Camp, and Larry Foster and his wife, Jan, of Cooksville, Tenn.; two sisters, Frances Watson of Houston, and Rebecca Lancaster of Randolph; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Berniece Boleware

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Berniece Rogers Layton Boleware, 84, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Va. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Dr. Keith Swartz, the Rev. Warren Jones and the Rev. Floyd Lamb officiating. Burial will be in Sheffield Cemetery in Sheffield, Ala. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Tommy K. Layton and his wife, Darlene, of Chalmette, La.; one daughter, Barbara Worsham of Virginia Beach, Va.; three grandchildren, Deborah Nolan and her husband, Kenneth, of Virginia Beach, Va., Kevin Layton of Fairhope, Ala., and Molly Layton Wilkinson and her husband, Tim, of Mobile, Ala.; three great-grandchildren, Matthew Nolan and Kelly Nolan, both of Virginia Beach, Va., and Tyler Wilkinson of Mobile, Ala.; two sisters-in-law, Nellie Rogers and Sue Rogers, both of Corinth; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Joseph Aaron Layton; her second husband, Wilton Boleware; her father, Mark Luther Rogers; her mother, Cora Bell Rogers; her son-in-law, Jack Worsham; three brothers, Olen Rogers, James Autry "Doc" Rogers and Orville Henderson; two sisters Pauline Mathis and Overa Jones.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. Monday until service time on Tuesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Layton, Mickey Jones, Benny Jones, Danny Mathis, Sammy Mathis, Bobby Merryman and Bill Hines.

Lorraine Wager

RED BAY, ALA. - Lorraine Overton Wager, 82, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at the Care Center of Red Bay, Ala. She was a native of Alabama and a homemaker. She had worked for the U.S. Air Force at Maxwell Air Force Base during World War II and for a period of time she had worked as a seamstress for Jonathan Logan in Plymouth, Mass. She had lived most of her adult life in Plymouth. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with the Rev. Tom Scott officiating. Burial will be in the Holly Springs Cemetery in Hodges, Ala.

Survivors include her husband, William Wager of Red Bay, Ala.; two daughters, Julia Mair of New York, and Sandra Brooks and her husband, Nicholas, of Norwell, Mass.; one sister, Bonnie Greenlaw of Gadsden, Ala.; two grandchildren, Sarah Brooks and Crystal Brooks, both of Norwell, Mass.

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

George Jeanes

WALNUT - George Jeanes, 92, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was retired and had been a Deacon of Piney Grove M.B. Church for 53 years.

Services will be Thursday at Bethlehem M.B. Church in Falkner. Burial will be in the Ruckersville Cemetery in Falkner. Foster's & Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Jeanes of Walnut; four daughters, Ella B. Rainer of Memphis, Arnell Spells of Chicago, Georgia Finger of Walnut and Faye Jones of Amherst, Texas; one son, Rev. Bobby J. Jeanes of Walnut; one sister, Fannie Mae Parks of Rockford, Ill.; two brothers, Willie Hugh Jeanes of Bolivar, Tenn., and R. T. Jones of Rockford, Ill.; 38 grandchildren; 81 great-grandchildren; 54 great-great-grandchildren.

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

Dorothy Hicks

SALTILLO - Dorothy Farrar Hicks, 76, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the Saltillo First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Waters Funeral Chapel with Dr. Ken Anderson and Bro. Bobby Robbins officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Ann Allen and her husband, James, of Baldwyn, and Jo Nell McKee and her husband, Lional, of Booneville; a nephew she raised, Gerald Mabry and his wife, Deborah, of Saltillo; two sisters, Josie Faye Taylor of Mooreville, and Bobbie Sue Russell of Saltillo; six grandchildren, Lannie McKee, Larry McKee, Jeff Allen, Greg Allen, Michael Allen and Jennifer Chauvin; 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, the father of her girls, Headly Farrar; her parents, Joel and Leona Mabry; two sisters, Pauline Gould and Agnes Mabry; her second husband, Carl Hicks.

Pallbearers will be Lannie McKee, Larry McKee, Jeff Allen, Greg Allen, Michael Allen, Rodney Chauvin, Daniel Mabry and Randy Taylor.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at thee funeral home.

Horace Duncan

FULTON - Horace Duncan, 74, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at his home after a long illness. He was born Nov. 7, 1926, to the late Charlie and Florence Thomas Duncan. He was a World War II veteran and a Baptist. He was retired from Mueller Copper Tube after 20 years of service.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Merle Bradley officiating. Burial will be in the Itawamba Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Duncan of Fulton; three sons, Charlie Duncan and his wife, Dorthy, Horace Lee Duncan and his wife, Linda, and Tommy Duncan and his wife, Nita, all of Fulton; two brothers, Jim Duncan and his wife, Pat, of Wisconsin, and Torace Duncan and his wife, Sally, of Arkansas; one sister, Ogalee Douglas of Arkansas; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Joe Harrison Jr., Andy Harrison, Jeremy Johnson and B.J. Archie.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7:30 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.

The Fulton American Legion will have the American Flag presentation.

Jimmy Tittle

BOONEVILLE - Jimmy Tittle, 53, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, in Greenville, S.C. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home

Gene Grooms

SOMERVILLE, Tenn. - Rayford Eugene "Gene" Grooms, 67, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in Somerville, Tenn. He was a native of Horn Lake, a resident of Somerville and a former resident of Memphis. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. He was a retired certified welder for D & J Metals in Memphis.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home in Somerville, Tenn. Burial will be in the Mount Olive Cemetery in Fayette County, Tenn.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Thompson Grooms of Somerville; four sons, Paul Grooms of New Albany, Kenneth Grooms and David Henry, both of Somerville, and Michael Henry of Bolivar, Tenn.; three sisters; five brothers; 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Gene Davis

BOONEVILLE- Bobby Eugene Davis, 68, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at his home. He was a member of the New Burton Baptist Church. He was owner of Davis Barber Shop for 41 years and had the "Gospel Band" program on TV 53 for 14 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Casey Jones officiating assisted by Bro. Jackie Spencer. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Mary Rorie Davis; two sons, Bobby Davis and his wife, Debra, and Benny Davis and his wife, Lisa, all of Booneville; his mother-in-law, Letra Rorie of Booneville; six grandchildren, Joshua Davis and his wife, Jodie, Mandie Downs and her husband, Chris, Ben Davis, Caleb Davis, Justin Cartwright and Raven Davis; his niece, Nancy McCoy, and his nephew, Scott Rose.

He was preceded in death by his parents, H.H. and Flora Champion Davis, and a sister, Faye Wills.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Davis, Caleb Davis, Ben Davis, Eddie Holley, Wayne Michael and Bobby Coker. Honorary pallbearers will be Wimp Caldwell, Dan Wilson and Paul Kennedy.

Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.

James Winchester

RUSSELLVILLE, Ala.- James Fred Winchester, 64, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at his residence in Russellville. He was a native of Alabama and retired from Celotex as a purchasing agent after 20 years. He was a member of the Belgreen United Methodist Church in Belgreen, Ala. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Army, and a member of Russellville Masonic Lodge No. 371.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Dr. Mike Hendon officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Site Cemetery in Red Bay, Ala., with Masonic rites.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Winchester of Russellville; his daughter, Valerie King and her husband, Randy, of Russellville; two sisters, Lillie Mae Durhan and her husband, Herbert, of Cherokee, Ala., and Cora Ann Durham of Anniston, Ala.; his sister-in-law, Charlotte Winchester of Florence, Ala.; two grandchildren, Kayla Brooke King and Brandon Tyler King of Russellville, Ala.; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Vivian Winchester; a brother, Johnny Charles Winchester; and a niece, Laura Winchester.

Masons will serve as pallbearers.

Lavelle Malone

BALDWYN - Lavelle Grissom Malone, 91, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at the Fulton Courtyards Nursing Facility. She was a homemaker and a member of Palestine Methodist Church.

Services will be at noon Monday at Waters Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jim Irvin officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Betty Pounds of Kirkville, Jo Maxcy and her husband, Jim, of Baldwyn, Bessie Spencer and her husband, Callie, of Marietta, and Bea Holland and her husband, Lamond, of Kirkville; 11 grandchildren, Larry Pounds, Ricky Pounds, Eddie Pounds, Brenda Roberts, Judy Barnes, Jerry Maxcy, Betty Zane Spencer, Jackie Spencer, Billy Spencer, Connie Dingler and David Holland; 11 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; four honorary grandchildren, Austin Hamblin, Bradley Hamblin, Courtney Matthews and Miranda Roberts.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lynn and Betty Grissom; two brothers, two sisters; her grandson, Jimmy Maxcy; and two nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jim Maxcy, Jerry Maxcy, Joe Lollar, Michael Roberts, Jamie Roberts and Terry Roberts.

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

Jean E. Maynard

Jean Evans Maynard, 54, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. She was born Jan. 20, 1947, in Okolona to Roy B. and Frances Hill Maynard, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Okolona High School, and received a bachelor of arts degre in elementary education from Mississippi University for Women. She later received her master's degree from the University of Mississippi. She retired from the Tupelo Public Schools in 1998 after 291-2 years service. She formerly taught at Thomas Street School but spent most of her career as a second-grade teacher at Church Street School. She was an active member of Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo, participating in the women's ministries and was a member of the Women's Bible Study. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Colonial Dames, where she served as president, and Delta Kappa Gamma. She was an inspiration and joy to her family and all her students and friends over the years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Harrisburg Baptist Church with Dr. Forrest Sheffield and Bro. David Langerfeld officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Danny Maynard of Tupelo, whom she married July 26, 1968; one son, Jon Maynard of Mississippi State; one daughter, Stephanie Maynard Gregory and her husband, Ryan, of Tupelo; her beloved granddaughter, Liza Kate Gregory of Tupelo; her in-laws, Linda Riley, Helon Maynard, Bob and Joan Manyard, Joyce Grissom and Mike Maynard.

Pallbearers will be Sam Patterson, Jerry Webb, Rob Coleman, Bob Maynard, Rick Maynard and Mike Maynard. Honorary pallbearers will be the Donna Kay Randle Sunday School Class from Harrisburg and fellow educators from Church Street School.

Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until service time at Harrisburg Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Harrisburg Baptist Church Building Fund, 4675 Cliff Gookin Blvd., Tupelo, MS 38801

Flora Wilemon

BELMONT - Flora Wilemon, 76, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at the Daniel Nursing Home in Fulton.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Second Street Church of Christ in Belmont. Burial will be in the Cedar Creek Cemetery.

Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Mavis Hagood

RED BAY, ALA. - Mavis Hagood, 77, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at the Care Center of Red Bay, Ala.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.

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