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Ollie E. Yearber

BOONEVILLE Ollie E. Yearber, 79, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at Booneville Baptist Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired employee of the Northeast Mississippi Community College, a Mason and a member of Siloam United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Holcomb and the Rev. Randy Stacy officiating. Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, LaRue Yearber; three daughters, Margarette Horn and her husband, James, and Patsy Cole and her husband, Randel, all of Booneville, and Brinda Goo and her husband, Jim, of Danbury, Conn.; one stepdaughter, Jo Ann Roberts, and her husband, Mack, of Baldwyn; two sons, Donnie Yearber of San Francisco, Calif., and Barry Yearber and his wife, Bettye, of Booneville; one stepson, Jimmy Wilemon and his wife, Johnnie, of Fulton; 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mae Johnson Yearber, and a grandchild.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons and great-grandsons.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and until service time Saturday.

Betty Jane Patterson

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Betty Jane Patterson, 58, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, in Birmingham. She was a native of Mississippi and a former resident of Red Bay, Ala. She was a retired employee of the Social Security Administration after 30 years. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Birmingham.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with the Rev. Jack Maroon and the Rev. Tom Camp officiating. Burial will be in Belmont Memory Garden.

Survivors include her mother, Arizona Patterson of Birmingham; her father, Aubrey Patterson of Iuka; one half sister, Patty Patterson of Iuka.

Charles E. Hudnall

COLUMBUS Charles E. Hudnall, 68, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. He was born June 16, 1929, in Hamilton to Homer Graves and Emma Adams Hudnall. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in civil engineering. He was a retired, self-employed civil engineer. He was appointed city engineer in 1980 and held that position until his retirement in 1993. He was a former member of the City Planning Commission, and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Chamber of Commerce. He was a registered professional engineer and land surveyor. He was a member of Wesley Methodist Church and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus with Dr. Danny Rowland, the Rev. W. Murray Bullock and the Rev. Jerry Haley officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn L. Hudnall of Columbus; two sons, Charles E. Hudnall Jr. and Joel H. Hudnall, both of Columbus; three brothers, Homer H. Hudnall and Robert B. Hudnall, both of Memphis, and John C. Hudnall of Keedysville, Md.; five sisters, Margaret Nichols of Tupelo, Susie Culver of Des Moines, Iowa, Amanda Gates and Sandra Bounds, both of Macon, and Mary Jo Franklin of Southaven; two grandchildren, Erin K. Hudnall and Madison K. Hudnall.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Carlin.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Gale, James Walters, Bob Ragland, John Hillhouse Sr., Bobby L. Harper and Todd Gale.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, 931 Highway 80 West, No. 51, Jackson, Miss. 39204 or Wesley United Methodist Church, 511 Airline Road, Columbus, Miss. 39702.

Nona Myles

CORINTH Nona Myles, 76, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at the Magnolia Regional Medical Center. She was a retired employee of Magnolia Regional Medical Center and a Methodist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at City Road C.M.E. Church with Bro. Steve Mayhorn officiating. Burial will be in Wade Chapel Cemetery in Ramer, Tenn. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivor sinclude her husband, Isom Myles Sr. of Corinth; three sons, Samuel Clayton of Chicago, Harry Crayton of Guys, Tenn., and Isom Myles Jr. of Corinth; three daughters, Florine McLemore of Jackson, Gerlene Gillie of Cleveland, Ohio, and Janis Crayton of Corinth; one brother, Cleo Luster of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Earnestine Barnes of Selmer, Tenn., and Viola Dilworth of Corinth; 18 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services.

A.W. Brown

RANDOLPH A.W. Brown, 78, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired farmer.

Services were Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terrell McGregor officiating. Burial was in Hartwell Tutor Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Veola Lindsey Brown of Randolph; one daughter, Shelby Jean Chapman of Randolph; one son, Jerry Brown of Randolph; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.

Bill R. Prewett

PONTOTOC Bill R. Prewett, 87, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, at the Pontotoc Hospital. He was a farmer and factory worker, a Methodist and an Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with Father Steve Pawelk and Bro. Chris Conlee officiating. Burial will be in West Heights Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Susie Prewett of Pontotoc; two daughters, Linda McCown and Brenda Warren, both of Pontotoc; one sister, Mamie Pearl Daniel of Houlka; one brother, Velon Prewett of Houlka; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

His nephews will be pallbearers.

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

Hayse Brown Sr.

BLUE MOUNTAIN Charlie Hayse Brown Sr., 69, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at his home in Blue Mountain. He was a retired employee of Henderson Pest Control after 20 years and a Baptist.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Flat Rock Baptist Church in Blue Mountain. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Inez Brown of Blue Mountain; eight daughters, Kathy Yeager, Lorraine Hurdle and Nancy Moore, all of Slayden, Carolyn Culver of Waterford, Rose Skelton of Holly Springs, Serena Leopard and Amanda Brown, both of Blue Mountain, and Rosie Ross of Ripley; three sons, Charlie Hayse Brown Jr. of Slayden, Bobby Hayse Leonard of Blue Mountain and Jeffery Lynn Leopard of Booneville; one brother, Cephus Brown of Millington, Tenn.; four sisters, Annie Devore of Mt. Pleasant, Ruby Wilson of Ashland, Martha Leopard of Ripley and Christine Batie of Blue Mountain; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Hazel Brown and Elizabeth Ann Brown, and his parents, Joe D. "Jodie" and Myrtle Brown.

Pallbearers will be Edward Sides, Brad Allen, Wayne Allen, Bobby Leopard, Kenneth Burns and Jeff Leopard.

Freddie Chism

AMORY Freddie Alvin Chism, 61, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. He was born March 31, 1936, in Aberdeen. He grew up in Quincy and Aberdeen. He had lived in Amory for many years. He was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church. He was an employee of the Shumpert Truck Line for 17 years and an employee of Monroe County Electric Power Association for the past 21 years. He was a member of the Big T Hunting Club and the Teamsters Union. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pickle Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert E. Fowlkes officiating. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mollie Fowlkes Chism of Amory, whom he married in 1962; one stepson, Mike Murphy of Amory; three stepdaughters, Judy Ellis of Crane Hill, Ala., Peggy Bell of Amory and Joyce Parsons of Oceanside, Calif.; three brothers, James Harry "Buddy" Chism of Amory, Gene Chism of Amarillo, Texas, and Glen Earl "Chip" Chism of Aberdeen; three sisters, Linda Reese, Maurene Anderson and Dorene Camp, all of Aberdeen; three grandchildren, Miceal Hicox, Sarah Parsons and Lee Dunaway;

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Harry Chism and Reber Irene Sanders Chism.

Pallbearers will be Frank Finney, Harold Sanders, Roy Lee Lindsey, Jessie Tate, James Roy Tate and Frank "Pat" Patterson.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Monroe County Electric Power Association.

Memorials may be made to the Lakeside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 72, Amory, Miss. 38821.

Hubert Patton

RIPLEY Hubert Patton, 84, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home.

James Brown Jr.

HOLLY SPRINGS James "June Cake" Brown Jr., 44, died Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, at Holly Springs Memorial Hospital. He was a 1972 graduate of Cadet School, a former employee of Carrier Air Conditioning in Collierville, Tenn., and a member of Providence M.B. Church in Holly Springs.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Holy Family School auditorium in Holly Springs with Elder Arthur Brown officiating. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Acie L. Jeffries Brown Rutherford of Holly Springs; his stepfather, Thurmond Rutherford of Holly Springs; three sisters, Ella Glover, Celestine Belfoure and Johnnie Mae Jones, all of Holly Springs; four brothers, Elder Arthur Brown of Aurora, Ill., and Johnnie Brown, Lacey Brown and Darren Jones, all of Holly Springs.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Eddie Scott

BYHALIA Eddie Scott, 73, died Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, at his home in the Cayce community. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah C.M.E. Church in Cayce, where he was a former Sunday School bus driver. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired employee of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Memphis.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Pisgah C.M.E. Church with the Rev. Hubie Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Morris Scott of Byhalia; two daughters, Mattie Scott and Sallie Hale, both of Byhalia; four daughters, Maxine Fant of Holly Springs, and Dellar Garrison, Mary Hale and Creasie Benford, all of Byhalia; one brother, Mose Scott of Byhalia; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Virdia Mae Thorne

IUKA Virdia Mae Thorne, 83, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at her home. She was a member of Snowdown United Methodist Church and the widow of John Albert Thorne.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Snowdown Cemetery with the Rev. Dale Hathorn and the Rev. Lester Shows officiating. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sisters, Edna Lewis and Hazel Johnson, both of Sheffield, Ala.; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Clara Brown, and three brothers, Dewey Lewis, Lawrence Lewis and Homer Lewis.

Lester Pittman

CORINTH Lester Lee Pittman, 88, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born Feb. 17, 1909, in Alcorn County to Thomas Riley and Beulah Taylor Pittman. He was the owner and operator of Pittman Barber Shop for 35 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lavesta Ferguson Pittman, on Oct. 16, 1994. He was a member of West Corinth Baptist Church. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II, serving with the AAF Air Crew in China, Burma and India. He earned the Distinguished Unit Badge, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and two Bronze Stars. He was a member of the Hump Fliers Association, DAV, VFW and the American Legion.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Crouch officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Ronnie L. Pittman Sr., and his wife, Carolyn, of Corinth; three brothers, Ernest Pittman and Thomas H. Pittman, both of Corinth, and James R. Pittman of Tuscumbia, Ala.; three sisters, Maxine Potts, Cordia Phillips and Vera Wilbanks, all of Corinth; three grandchildren, Karen Pittman, Ronnie Pittman Jr. and his wife, Kristi, and Sharon Pittman Ross and her husband, Todd; one great-grandchild, Ronnie "Tripp" Pittman III.

Honorary pallbearers will be the senior men's Sunday School class at West Corinth Baptist Church.

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

Mary Powell

MANTACHIE Mary Anna Powell, 80, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Eggville Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be in the Eggville Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Ernest Powell of Mantachie; three daughters, Sybil Sheffield and her husband, Bobby Gene, of Mantachie, Addie Mae Snipes and her husband, Wade, of Tupelo, and Wanda Heagy and her husband, Terry, of Saltillo; two sons, William E. Powell and his wife, Jean, and Daniel Powell, all of Mantachie; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, James E. Powell, and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Alan Powell, Chad Powell, James E. Powell II, Kevin Sheffield, Brad Sheffield, Al Snipes, Doug Snipes and Todd Snipes.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

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Mrs. Dell Erb

Tupelo

10 a.m. today

West Jackson Street Baptist Church

Tupelo Memorial Park

Mr. Ottis G. Vinson

Tupelo

11 a.m. today

West Main Chapel

Tupelo Memorial Park

Mr. Orbie Owens

Belden

3 p.m. today

Jefferson Street Chapel

Union Cemetery

Mrs. Mary Anna Powell

Mantachie

2 p.m. Saturday

Eggville Free Will Baptist Church

Eggville Cemetery

Algen Bishop

MYRTLE Algen Noverta Bishop, 70, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born Oct. 20, 1926, in Union County to Ernest and Linnie Bishop. He was a retired mechanic, a Baptist and a veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park in New Albany.

Survivors include his stepmother, Idell Bishop of Cotton Plant; one son, Michael Bishop of Shiloh, Ga.; one daughter, Anita Fay Bishop of Birmingham, Ala.; five sisters, Toie K. Simpson and Martha Wise, both of New Albany, Hazel Cooper and Sarah Bishop, both of Myrtle, and Ruth Hearn of Memphis; four brothers, Mack Bishop and Billy Bishop, both of Myrtle, Tom Bishop of Memphis and Bro. Don Bishop of Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lela Bishop, and a brother, David Bishop.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Raby, Kris Bishop, Carey Don Adair, Wesley Bishop, Jeremy Bishop and Tommy Bishop.

Buddy Turner

MANTEE Kenneth Walker "Buddy" Turner, 66, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. He was born July 6, 1931, in Webster County to Harvey E. and Cora Lee Kuykendall Turner. He was a retired mail carrier and the owner of Turner Shell Service Station. He was a member of Mantee Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mantee Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken Hester officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Johnson Turner of Mantee; one daughter, Gloria Brooks, and her husband, Tony, of Memphis; one son, Ken Turner, and his wife, Mary, of Mantee; one sister, Etta Gardner of Memphis; one brother, Cullen Turner of Mathiston; four grandchildren, Brandon Turner, Stephen Turner, Blake Brooks and Ashley Brooks.

Pallbearers will be Calvin Redwine, Johnny George, Philip Seawright, Sam Stone, Scott Jones and Harvey K. Turner Jr.

Dr. Rickey Hicks will be an honorary pallbearer.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Mantee Baptist Church building fund.

Selmer Corrine Hayes

CORINTH Selmer Corrine Hayes, 92, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at the Whitfield Nursing Home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Rich officiating. Burial will be in Burnsville City Cemetery.

Survivors include one niece, Stella Comer of Corinth; four nephews, Travis Thompson, Charles Thompson and James Jones, all of Corinth, and Raymond Jones of Jackson, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Hayes; her father, Clarance Jones; her mother, Lula Kay Jones; two brothers, Hershel Jones and William Jones; and a sister, Edna Thompson.

Pauline Biesman

MABEN Pauline Taylor Biesman, 86, died Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, at Webster Health Services in Eupora. She was born Sept. 22, 1911, in Choctaw County. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Columbus.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with Pastor George Swanson officiating. Burial will be in Spring Valley Cemetery in Webster County.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Jane Kopacek of Cary, Ill.; two sisters, Celia Burdine of Mathiston and Dorothy Bowles of Purvis; four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover A. Biesman, and a twin brother, Paul Taylor.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Columbus or Wood Junior College in Mathiston.

Ronald Jay Marino

ROSCOMMON, Mich. Ronald Jay Marino, 38, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Mich., as the result of an automobile/pedestrian accident. He was born Jan. 16, 1959, in New York City to Albert Anthony Marino and Rita Iris Kutler Marino. He married Melanie Odean Parks on Dec. 29, 1979. He was a pollution control manager for Weyerhaeuser Co.

Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Vista Memorial Park with the Rev. Bill Harrison officiating. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Carley June and Holly Lynn Marino, both of Roscommon, Mich.; his mother, Rita Kutler Marino of West Haverstraw, N.Y.; three brothers, Steven Marino and his wife, Carol, of Wilmington, Del., Darren Marino and his wife, Rose, of Franklin, Mass., and Robert Marino and his wife, Maxine, of Trumbull, Conn.

He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Anthony Marino.

Visitation will be from noon to 3 pm. Sunday.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church building fund in New Albany.

Melanie Marino

ROSCOMMON, Mich. Melanie Odean Parks Marino, 37, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at Mercy Hospital in Grayling, Mich., as the result of an automobile/pedestrian accident. She was born July 7, 1960, in Tupelo to Herman and Eleanor Gillis Parks. She married Ronald J. Marino on Dec. 29, 1979. She was part owner of Mich-i-bou Pottery Shop in Roscommon, Mich., and taught classes at Kirtland Community College.

Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Vista Memorial Park with the Rev. Bill Harrison officiating. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Carley June and Holly Lynn Marino, both of Roscommon; her mother, Eleanor Gillis Parks of New Albany; her father and stepmother, Herman and Hortense Parks; one sister, Joanne Hilbun and her husband, Kevin, of Jackson; two brothers, Edward Parks and his wife, Melissa, and John Parks, all of New Albany.

Visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church building fund in New Albany.

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