John Cook

NASHVILLE - John Willie Cook, 82, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at the Alive Hospice Home in Nashville. He was a native of Chickasaw County and a former resident of Houlka. He was a retired construction worker and a member of West Grove M.B. Church.

Services will be at noon Saturday at West Grove M.B. Church in Houlka with the Rev. Clinton Knox officiating. Burial will be in East County Line Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Larry Cook of Nashville; a daughter, Elzora Douglas of St. Louis, Mo.; four sisters, Elsie Parker of Bruce, Jennie Cook and Doreatha Crowley, both of Nashville, and Lee Craighead and her husband, Ronald, of Chicago; two brothers, Andrew Cook Sr. and his wife, Mattie, of Nashville, and Wilbert Cook and his wife, Lou, of Houlka.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Johnnie Wilson

HICKORY FLAT - Johnnie Louise Wilson, 69, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. She was a member of South Ashland Church of Christ.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at South Ashland Church of Christ with Bro. William Colburn officiating. Burial will be in O'McKay Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Beasley Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, William Thomas Wilson of Hickory Flat; two daughters, Mary L. Williams and her husband, Luther, of Ashland, and Gloria W. Jones and her husband, Perry, of Hickory Flat; three sons, William L. Wilson and his wife, Glenda, of New Albany, and Donald Wilson and his wife, Rosemary, and Eudell Wilson, all of Hickory Flat; her mother, Mary King of Memphis; three brothers, Willie B. Tabors and John Henry Tabors, both of Memphis, and Charles Glen Tabors of Hickory Flat; five sisters, Roselee Johnson, Frances Futrell, Lucille Sandridge and Margie Tabors, all of Memphis, and Freddie Mae King of Racine, Wis.; a half brother, Willie Isom of Hickory Flat; two half sisters, Mary Isom of Memphis and Ann Isom of New Albany; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Classie Evans

MICHIGAN CITY - Classie Mae Harris Evans, 53, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Health Care in Collierville, Tenn. She was a factory worker for Quartet of Ashland and a member of Sand Hill M.B. Church at Lamar, where she was a member of the Missionary Society.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sand Hill M.B. Church with the Rev. Etoy Bogard officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Othy B. Evans of Michigan City; a daughter, Kaylan Nicole Evans of Michigan City; four sons, Frederick Dewayne Evans of Michigan City, Jeffery Evans of Hickory Flat, and Mark Evans and Alvonzo Harris, both of Holly Springs; six sisters, Jessie Mae Hampton, Marsel Owens, Annie Mason, Georgia Cole and Marquita Poole, all of Ashland, and Mattie Tatum of Chicago; three brothers, Ted Harris and Dwight D. Harris, both of Memphis, and George Harris of Ashland; a stepsister, Ethel B. Harris of St. Louis; two stepbrothers, James Harris of Memphis and Jimmy Harris of Arlington, Texas; 13 grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday at the church. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Rev. John Jones

SALTILLO - The Rev. John Ed Jones died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a deacon at Mud Creek Church for 27 years. He also was choir director and Sunday school teacher. He was called to the ministry in February 1982 and ordained on Nov. 7, 1982. He was a former pastor of New Zion M.B. Church in Saltillo, and the founder and pastor of Springhill M.B. Church of Saltillo. He was a 32nd degree Mason of St. John Lodge No. 202A and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Community Church in Baldwyn with the Rev. Johnnie S. Agnew officiating. Burial will be in Porter's Memorial Park in Tupelo. Grayson-Porter's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sisters, Mae Lean Easterling and her husband, Leon, of Unionville, Va., Florene Williams and Clorene Davis, both of Detroit, Mich.; four brothers, the Rev. Ben Jones and his wife, Ora-Mae, and Joel Jones, all of Dorsey, Tony Jones of Gary, Ind., and Toby Jones of Chicago; five grandchildren, Suzette Copeland and her husband, the Rev. Albert Copeland, of Saltillo, Joyce Crump and her husband, Joe, and Jerry Woodruff and his wife, Evon, all of Baldwyn, Clifford Mike Woodruff and his wife, Diahann of Saltillo, and Glenda Buchanan and her husband, Elbert, of Tupelo; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

The body will lie in state from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the mortuary. The family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Sallie Finley

CORINTH - Sallie Lou Finley, 101, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a homemaker. She was a mother to many, both black and white.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Oak Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Houston Owens officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a nephew, Edgar L. Gardner; two nieces, Mary F. Young and Mary L. Grizzard; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bodus Finley; her parents, Eck and Tallie Gardner; two sisters; five brothers; and a nephew, Charles O. Grizzard.

Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

George Stewart

HOLLY SPRINGS - George Washington Stewart, 65, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, on Highway 4 West at Holly Springs. He was a member of Smith Grove M.B. Church in Holly Springs.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Smith Grove M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters; a sister, Clara Mae Phillips of Chicago; two brothers, Essiex Stewart and Bobby Seal Stewart, both of Holly Springs.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 to 1:55 p.m. Saturday at the church. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Jimmie Kimbrel

CHARLESTON - Jimmie Tellis Kimbrel, 97, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at the Tallahatchie General Hospital in Charleston. She was a homemaker and a member of Little Hubbard M.B. Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Little Hubbard M.B. Church at Charleston. Burial will be in Little Hubbard Cemetery. Cooley's Mortuary Inc. of Batesville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Willie Bell Jones of Kansas City, Kan., and Gloria Nunaley of Charleston; two sons, Jimmy Kimbrel of Kansas City, Kan., and J.D. Kimbrel of Memphis; her caregiver and granddaughter, Willie Bell Taylor of Charleston; 23 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the mortuary.

George W. Smith

CORINTH - George W. Smith, 84, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial will be in Corinth National Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, Herman Smith of Memphis; a sister, Mary Rochelle of Walls; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Mollie McCreary Smith.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday.

Andy Wilson Sr.

Andy Wilson Sr. died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Feb. 9, 1940, in Saltillo to the late Dr. James Wilson and Annie Tolbert Wilson. He was a lifelong member of Rising Star Baptist Church. He attended Carver High School, where he played football and basketball. He also attended Okolona Junior College, Mississippi Industrial College and the University of Missouri, and received a master's degree in education. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions. He was one of the founders of Lift Inc. An entrepreneur, he later ventured out into the music industry. He was a 32nd degree Mason.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church in Tupelo with the Rev. Runney D. Patterson Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Tupelo. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Trannie Wilson; two daughters, Mavis Prude of Tupelo, and Sonya Washington and her husband, Ricky, of Verona; two sons, Andy Wilson Jr. of Tupelo and Stacy Wilson of Gulfport; an adopted son, Ahmid "Shack" Shahib; four grandchildren, Lesley Prude, Xavier Wilson, Sidney Austin Prude and Taria Washington; two sisters, Ozema Knight and her husband, Harold, of Louisville, Ky., and Dovie Anderson of Chicago; five brothers, James Wilson and his wife, Lois, of Sojo, Ben Wilson and his wife, Sherry, Cecil Wilson and his wife, Ella, and Augustus Wilson, all of Chicago, and Joe Wilson and his wife, Lola, of South Haven, Mich.; his in-laws, Early and Christine Hall of Verona; two brothers-in-law, Micheal Hall and his wife,Tonya, of Gulfport and Lecester "Jack" Hodges of Chicago; four special sons, Daryl "Bear" Allen, Fredrick Lowery, Paul Collier and Michael "Big Mike" Fields; three aunts; one uncle; nieces, nephews and cousins; two special friends, Lera Jones and William "Bill" Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Guyles Post

FULTON - Guyles R. Post, 82, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born Sept. 17, 1919, in Marion County, Ala., to the late Raymond Post and Ida Nix Post. He retired from Fanstill Manufacturers in North Chicago after 42 years. He also was an accomplished carpenter. He moved to Fulton in 1982. He was a member of Bethlehem Methodist Church in Marion County, Ala. He was an avid yardman.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with the Rev. James E. Wilson officiating. Brial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include a son, Louis Post of Los Angeles; a stepson, Gene Scott of Guntown; five sisters, Lois Qualls, Trixie Ibsh and Janice McCarley, all of Zion, Ill., Rachel Moreno of Grays Lake, Ill., and Carrie Robinson of Mesa, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Tammy Post and Nick Post, both of Santa Anna, Calif., and Barry Scott of Zion, Ill.; three great-grandchildren, Brittany Post, Shane Post and Darren Post, all of Santa Anna, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maudie Ozelle Post, on April 14, 2001; a sister, Glee Falk; a brother, A. Remson Post; and his parents.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Pitts, Darrell Pitts, Hoyt Pitts, Jerry Pitts, Halbert Pitts and Terry Collier.

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

Marguerite Ruker

UNION CITY, Tenn. - Marguerite Claunch Duncan Ruker, 78, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at Methodist-Le Bonheur Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. She attended Corinth High School. She was a member of the Exchange Street Church of Christ and the widow of Wallace F. Duncan. She loved her children and grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McPeters Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Brad Carman officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Floyd E Rucker; a son, Wallace F. Duncan of Martin, Tenn.; two daughters, Jeanene Wingett and husband, William, of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Rozanne Maness and husband, Scott, of Union City, Tenn.; a brother, James Claunch and his wife, Claire, of Corinth; a sister, Opal Young of Corinth; four grandchildren, Jim Wingett, Brian Wingett, Jacob Maness and Jason Maness.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus and Beulah Claunch; and her husband, Wallace F. Duncan.

Pallbearers will be James Duncan Wingett, Brian Wingett, Jim Burnett, John Burnett, Scott Maness and Bill Wingett.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Lelia Lewis

CORINTH - Lelia Hughes Lewis, 89, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born Sept. 2, 1912, in Corinth to the late John Thomas and Cordie Ellen Rogers Hughes. She was a nurse in Houston, Texas, and later returned to Corinth, where she worked with the Community Hospital and Magnolia Hospital for 28 years. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed taking care of people.

Services were Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at McPeters Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Velma Dees and Nell Berry, both of Acton, Tenn.; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Effie Childers and Bertha Brown; and three brothers, Howard Hughes, Lonnie Hughes and Audie Hughes.

Joseph Portera

WEST POINT - Joseph Michael Portera, 50, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at his home. He was born June 28, 1951, in West Point to Cormello "Mack" Portera and Charlene Mills Portera. He was an attorney and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with Father John Vollor officiating.

Survivors include his mother, Charlene M. Portera of West Point; a brother, Carmen Peter Portera of West Point; a sister, Salvatrice Blake of Long Beach.

Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m. today.

Dudley Graves

ASHLAND - James Dudley Graves, 73, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at his home. He was a retired truck driver for Peeler and Simpson in Ashland after 15 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Curtis Creek Cemetery near Ashland with Bro. Michael Baker officiating. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Gamblin Graves of Ashland; a daughter, Brenda Howell and her husband, Larry, of Potts Camp; two sons, Jimmy Graves and his wife, Nadine, and Eddie Graves, all of Ashland; three brothers, Marsh Graves, Reid Graves and Kenneth Graves, all of Ashland; five grandchildren, Jeremy Graves, Erin Graves, Matthew Graves, Jason Bryant and April Wilbanks; a great-grandchild, Breanna Dawn Bryant.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Graves and Lillie Houston Graves.

Pallbearers will be Stanley Wilkerson, David S. May, Leland Wells, L.A. Samples, Roy Bruce, Wayne McGill and Dan Alcok.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o The Peoples Bank, P.O. Box 419, Ripley MS 38663; or to the Health Care Foundation, 830 S. Gloster St., Tupelo MS 38801.

Harmon Walker

FORT WORTH, Texas - Harmon Walker, 92, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, in Fort Worth, Texas. He was born Aug. 28, 1909, in Ben Wheeler, Texas. He was a retired barber and owner of Walker's Barber Shop. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Holly Springs.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs with Dr. Curtis Ferrell officiating. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel Custer Walker of Fort Worth, Texas; his grandchildren, Samuel Morris Walker and his wife, Rohini, of Arlington, Texas, and Sharon Walker of Fort Worth; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Walker of Frisco, Texas.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Harmon M. Walker Jr. and D. Edward Walker.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Holly Springs Funeral Home.

James Briscoe

SENATOBIA - James Price Briscoe, 79, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at his home in Senatobia. He was born April 9, 1922, in Oxford to Joseph and Algie Tabor Briscoe. He was formerly of Batesville. He was a retired contractor, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the First Baptist Church of Senatobia.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with Dr. John Jones and Dr. Brent Bozeman officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Dahl Briscoe of Senatobia; two daughters, Faye Briscoe Goodnight of Southaven and Shelia Briscoe Brownlee of Senatobia; a son, Jerry Briscoe of Roanoke, Texas; a brother, Harold R. "Billy" Briscoe of Batesville; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Dot Monaghan

Dorothy "Dot" Monaghan, 79, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at the Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. She was a retired employee of Reed's Department Store, where she worked for more than 30 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tupelo.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Gayle Alexander and the Rev. Bob Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Thomas Monaghan, and his wife, Margie, of Tupelo; a daughter, Jo Ann Chism of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Rob Monaghan and his wife, Tami, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dr. Tom Monaghan and his wife, Sharon, of Starkville, Becky Chism Roye and her husband, Neal, of Pontotoc, Barbara Chism Griggs and her husband, David, of Houston, and Debbie Monaghan Henley and her husband, David, of Southaven; 11 great-grandchildren, Robert Cleland Monaghan and Wesley Monaghan, both of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Kelly Monaghan Gray and husband, Ryan, and Mark Monaghan, all of Starkville, Angie Downs Davis and her husband, Trevor, of Southaven, Mandy Downs of Southaven, Butch Holloway and his wife, Christy, of Indianapolis, Ind., Tricia Holloway Williams and Shawn Ihle, both of Houston, Tucker Blanchard of Tupelo, and Selena Roye Rainer and her husband, Allen, of Pontotoc; five great-great-grandchildren, Luke Holloway, Shelby Vaught, Haley Vaught, Dalton Davis and Kaylen McKenzie Rainer; four sisters-in-law, Annie Watts, Rubye Cother and Nell Summers, all of Tupelo, and Frankie Harper of Memphis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Dalton and Lena Cornett; a brother, Dub Cornett; her husband, Robert H. Monaghan; a son, James H. "Jimmy" Monaghan; a granddaughter, Robbie Chism Williams; two great-granddaughters, Christy Williams Vaught and Megan Nell Ann Roye.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Tom Monaghan, Neal Roye, David Griggs, Jimmy Williams, David Henley, Buddy Spann, Billy Watts and Jerry Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Reed's Department Store.

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

James Simpson

SOMERVILLE, Tenn. - James Readis Simpson, 67, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at his home. He was a retired heating and air conditioning installer for Condaire Inc. in Memphis. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home in Somerville, Tenn., with the Rev. Eddie Little officiating. Burial will be Clopton Cemetery near Atoka, Tenn.

Survivors include his wife, Leota McCall Simpson of Somerville, Tenn.; two daughters, Tammie Simpson Hightower of Somerville, Tenn., and Kelly Simpson of Stanton, Tenn.; two sons, Jimmy Simpson of Oakland, Tenn., and Doug Simpson of Somerville, Tenn.; three sisters, Doris Stringfellow of Medon, Tenn., Clara Branch of Houston and Alice Mae Bristol of Henderson, Tenn.; two brothers, Melvin Simpson of Mason, Tenn., and Alfred Simpson of Morris Chapel, Tenn.; nine grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Virginia Franks

BREWER - Virginia Franks, 53, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at her home in the Brewer community after a sudden illness. She was a member of the Brewer United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Shannon High School and Itawamba Junior College.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brewer United Methodist Church with the Rev. Phillip Box officiating. Burial will be in the Brewer Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Dale Franks of Brewer; two daughters, Melissa Putt and Pamela Robertson, both of Shannon; a son, Robert Wiley Hutcheson of Shannon; her father, Carl Shannon of Brewer; a brother, Jimmy Shannon of Brewer; four grandchildren, Mark Anthony Putt, Laken Hutcheson, Joanna Robertson and Robert Wayne Hutcheson; sisters-in-law; an aunt; nieces and nephews; a great-niece and a great-nephew.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Edna Shannon.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Floyd, David Putt, Ben Robbins, Roy Floyd, Lynn Lindsey, James Shannon, Bruce Williams and Shaw Robbins.

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

Diane Pharr

SMYRNA, Tenn. - Diane Smith Pharr, 53, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Southern Hills Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. She was formerly of Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth.

Martha Coggins

ABERDEEN - Martha Irene Box Coggins, 66, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of the Red Bud M.B. Church. She was a resident of Chicago for seven years. She was the daughter of the late Clifton Nabors and Cornelius Box.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Red Bud M.B. Church with the Rev. Thomas Kimmons officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.

survivors include her husband, Staten Coggins Sr. of Aberdeen; one daughter, Wanda Gunn of Aberdeen; three sons, Staten Coggins Jr. and his wife, Rosie, of Okolona, Leaundra Coggins of Etta and Vinson Fitzgerald Coggins of Aberdeen; two sisters, Georgia Paul of Okolona and Rosie Nabors of Kalamazoo, Mich.; one brother, Willie Nabors of Kalamazoo, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Helen White

RIPLEY - Helen Marie Thomas White, 64, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. She was a homemaker and a member of West Ripley Baptist Church and the Palmer TCDC. She was a strong supporter of American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Baker and Bro. Ron Norvell officiating. Burial will be in Fellowship Cemetery near Ripley.

Survivors include her husband, William H. "Bill" White of Ripley; a daughter, Becky Reaves and her husband, Lonnie, of Ripley; two sons, Jimmy White and his wife, Jana, of Collierville, Tenn., and David White and his wife, Caren, of Ocala, Fla.; a sister, Inez Maino and her husband, Frank, of Memphis; a brother, Libby Thomas and his wife, Inez, of Ripley; five grandchildren, Lysette Reaves, Brett Reaves and Casey Reaves McBride and her husband, Micah, all of Ripley, and Alyssa White and Kayla White, both of Collierville, Tenn.; a great-grandchild, Mason McBride of Ripley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jess J. Thomas and Mary Eanes Thomas.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o The Peoples Bank, ATTN Carolyn Street, P.O. Box 419, Ripley MS 38863.

Jean E. Wilson

JONESBORO, Ga. - Jean E. Wilson, 66, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at the Southern Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ga. She was born March 7, 1935, in Marion County, Ala., to the late H.L. and Ethel Lee Cantrell Sanderson. She was retired from J.C. Penney.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Keyes Cemetery at Dorsey with Mike Deaton officiating. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Jean Meyer of Wankesha, Wis., Cathy Ford of Lilburn, Ga., and Teresa Franklin of Jonesboro, Ga.; three sons, Mark Wilson and Billy Wilson, both of Jonesboro, Ga., and Michael David Wilson of Stockbridge, Ga.; two sisters, Willie Mae Anderson of Ackworth, Ga., and Dorothy Moore of Fulton; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to service time Saturday.

Mary Rye

HAMILTON, Ala. - Mary Rye, 61, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at her home. She was born July 26, 1940, in Tremont to the late James K. and Bessie Davis Harbor. She was retired from retail sales.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with speaker Jimmy Clanton officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Methodist Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Tammy Childers and husband, Wayne, of Jacksonville, N.C.; a son, Tim Rye of Austin, Texas; three grandchildren; four sisters, Dorothy Kennedy of Tremont, Maxine Larson of East Lansing, Mich., Jimmie Lou Stone of Hamilton, Ala., and Joyce Akers of Tremont; two brothers, Charlie Harbor of Hamilton, Ala., and Ray Harbor of Tremont.

Pallbearers will be Tim Rye, Wayne Childers, Harold Rye, Dale Kennedy, Timothy Rye, Kenny Childers and Jimmy Akers.

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

Evelyn White

EUPORA - Evelyn Hendrix White, 75, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at the Beverly Health Care Nursing Home in Eupora. She was born March 23, 1926, in Webster County. She was a homemaker and a member of Fame Church of God in Webster County.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Allen Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Clarkson Cemetery in Webster County.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda White Stafford of Eupora; a sister, Ruth Shepherd of Eupora; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O.B. White; a daughter, Clara White Pepper; and a son, Larry Lamar White.

James Wimberley

FRESNO, Calif. - James Leon Wimberley, 57, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, in Fresno, Calif. He was born Feb. 14, 1944, in Vardaman. He was a veteran.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Poplar Springs Cemetery at Vardaman with the Rev. Joel Wimberley officiating. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his father, Ralph Wimberley of Wilmington, Ill.; two sisters, Wananda Minier of Madera, Calif., and Gracie Vance of Illinois; a brother, Joel Wimberley of Avenal, Calif.

Charles A. Hughes

AMORY - Charles A. Hughes, 66, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John L. Beaty

CORINTH - John L. Beaty, 77, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth.

George Jeanes

CHALYBEATE - George Jeanes, 92, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.

Ray Brown

CORINTH - Kenneth Ray Brown, 65, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at his home in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth.

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