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George Ross II

30 p.m. today at the West Main Chapel of McGrath-Rasberry Funeral Directors with the Rev. Bert Harper officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include one son, Dustin Ross of Tupelo; his parents, Judy and James Ready of Tupelo, and George and Pebby Ross of Pickwick; one sister, Denise Price and her husband, Mark of Tupelo; one brother, Jamey Ready and his wife, Bobbie of Tupelo; his grandparents, J.C. and Frances Newman of Aberdeen and Hazel Ready of Tupelo; three nephews, Jay Ready, Joel Davis Jr., and Corbyn Maddox; two nieces, Candice Ready and Andrea Davis.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arlyne and Ed Phillips and his great-grandmother, Johnnie Lindsey.

Pallbearers will be Tommy McDaniel, Brian Pearson, Stephen Hunt, Mike Vandiver, John Clark, Chip Ramey. Honorary pallbearers will be Anthony O'Bannon, Tony O'Bannon, Tim Maddox, Mark Weathers, Greg Wages, Allen Sutton, Jason Carroll, Michael Carroll, Lynn Wright, and Rusty Wilkinson.

Wenona Pate

BRANDON Wenona Shaw Pate, 86, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at the Crossgates Manor. A native of Itawamba County, she had formerly lived in Meridian. She had lived in Brandon for the past four years. She was homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.J. Pate in 1976; and her son, James Pate in 1993.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today in the Fulton Cemetery. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home Parkway Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her daughter, Nora Duggar of Meridian; two sons, Larry M. Pate of Meridian and W. Murray Pate of Madison; two sisters, Pebble Bates of Red Bay, Ala., and Jan Jackson of Sacramento, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 2:30 p.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Fulton.

Mayme Harwell

MEMPHIS Mayme Harwell, 91, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at the Germantown Methodist Hospital. She was formerly of Corinth. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Corinth. She taught Sunday School. She was a Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, past president of the American Legion Auxiliary and volunteer for the American Red Cross. She was a retired clothing retail sales clerk. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Harwell in 1958.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the McPeters Chapel with the Rev. Bill Harrison of Tupelo of Tupelo officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Barbara H. Ammons of Germantown; two grandchildren, Amy Ammons of Cordova, Tenn., and Suzanne Akers of Memphis; one great-grandson, Andrew Akers of Memphis.

Visitation will be from 2 until 2:50 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Corinth.

John Burdette Sr.

AMORY John Joseph Burdette Sr., 75, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, Texas. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Ruby Berryman

IUKA Ruby Berryman died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at the Iuka Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home.

J.P. Phillips

SENATOBIA J.P. "Blue" Phillips, 81, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a manager of Varner Drug Store in Senatobia for 35 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Senatobia where he was a Trustee. He was the widower of Virginia Varner Phillips.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Bethesda Cemetery. C.O. Pate Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Gale P. Cushman of Senatobia; one son, Bill Phillips of Tupelo; two sisters, Jewell P. Stone of Como and Joe P. Bettersworth of Bowling Green, Ky.; four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Senatobia or the Tate County, Miss. Habitat for Humanity.

Marlin Mask

CORINTH Marlin Mask died Jan. 25, 1997, in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Coleman Funeral Home.

George Griggs

MICHIGAN CITY George Willie Griggs, 52, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at the St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He was a disabled farmer. He was the widower of Queen Ester Franklin Griggs. He was a member of New Bethel M.B. Church in Moscow, Tenn.

Services will be at noon Monday at the New Bethel M.B. Church with the Rev. Calvin Mason officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four sons, George Willie Griggs Jr. of Memphis, Sharman D. Griggs and Eric V. Griggs, both of Michigan City and Roger L. Griggs of Moscow, Tenn.; one sister, Marie G. Spencer of Michigan City; one brother, Eugene Griggs of Mt. Pleasant; seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jerald Jones, Tyrone Henderson, Bobby Griggs, Timothy Griggs, Felix Harper and Jamie Tralior.

Honorary pallbearers will be George Griggs Jr., Roger Lee Griggs, Ronald Lewis, Sharman Griggs, Eric Griggs and Ronnie Franklin.

Edgar Simmons

BOONEVILLE Edgar Lee Simmons, 76, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997,at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. He was retired from Diviney. He was a member of the Lakeview Baptist Church and the North East CB Club.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Kelley officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Maggie Simmons; three stepsons, James Wilhite, Clarence Wilhite and his wife, Nancy, all of Booneville and Don Wilhite and his wife, Becky, of Zion, Ill.; one sister, Ruby Cooper of Booneville; one niece, Shirley Moreland of Booneville; one nephew, Charles Simmons of Booneville.

Jodie Loveless

SAUK VILLAGE, Ill. Jodie Harvil Loveless, 71, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at his home. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 96. He was preceded in death by one son, James Loveless.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ed Lowery officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Dodds Loveless of Sauk Village, Ill.; four daughters, Shirley Jarrells of Sauk Village, Ill., Sarah Lasky of Naperville, Ill., Judy Jones of Byebee, Tenn., Ina Cunat of Lyons, Ill.; two sisters, Ina Mae Loveless of Washington State and Ima Jean Henry of Tupelo; 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

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Ruby Swinney

BOONEVILLE Ruby Swinney died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

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Justine C. Watts

BALDWYN Justine C. Watts died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was the fourth child of the late Jeff and Rosie Copeland. She was born in Baldwyn. Her early education was in the Baldwyn Public Schools and she received her high school diploma in Jackson, Tenn. Her college education was at Mississippi Industrial College where she obtained her bachelor of arts degree. She later received her master's degree in French from Atlanta University. She taught school in Booneville, New Madrid, Mo., and the majority of her teaching career was at Mississippi Industrial College. She later came home to teach and be with her family in Baldwyn. She remained in the Baldwyn School system until she retired. She traveled extensively, going to France, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, England and many states in the U.S. She professed a hope in Christ at a early age and joined Mt. Nebo C.M.E. Church where she remained a faithful member until death. She was a Sunday School Teacher, member of the Senior Choir, Secretary of Service and the Outreach Department of the Missionary Society, Bible Teacher, organizer of the Cora Hill Gospel Choir, a stewardess and Senior Matron of the Heroine of Jericho.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mt. Nebo C.M.E. Church in Baldwyn with the Rev. Edward Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

She leaves to forever cherish her memories a devoted husband, Isaac Watts; two precious daughters, Hester Buie and her husband, Larry, of Louisville and Quoinsetta Franklin and her husband, Alvin, of Jackson; six sisters, Lucille Davenport and Mattie Glensey of Chicago, Ill., Missouri Barnett, Clytee Pippin and her husband, Hinton, Clara Key and her husband, Comming, and Evelyn Bender, all of Baldwyn; one brother, E.O. Richardson and his wife, Annie, of Baldwyn; one sister-in-law, Mildred Richardson of Milwaukee, Wisc.; her mother-in-law, Fannie Pippin of Baldwyn; three granddaughters, one grandson, 13 nephews, 13 nieces and a host of cousins and friends.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family hour is from 5 until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Joel J. Dillard

ETTA Joel J. Dillard, 73, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at his home. He was a heavy equipment operator and an Army Veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Grubbs officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen Dillard; two daughters, Laura Hall and Bonnie Dillard, both of Etta; three stepdaughters, Shelia Kirk of Cordova, Tenn., Susan Watkins of Chicago, Ill., and Sandra Denton of New Albany; two sons, Dean Dillard of Blue Springs and Jeff Dillard of Etta; one stepson, Terry Robbins of New Albany; one sister, Evelyn Johnson of Etta; two half sisters, Faye Turner of Randolph and Anna Loyce McGloflin of Florida; two brothers, Otha Dillard of Etta and Earl Dillard of Memphis; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 until 9 p.m. today.

Hazel H. May

ACKERMAN Hazel H. May, 86, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at the Choctaw County Nursing Center. She was born May 18, 1910, in Crockett, Texas. She was a member of Fantress Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. She was the widow of John Cecil May.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Nowell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Flake officiating. Burial will be in the Enon Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Harvey May of Ackerman and J.R. May of Grenada; two daughters, Geneva Nail and Dorothy Anderson, both of Ackerman; two brothers, Alvin Harrison of Eupora and James Harrison of Jackson; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

Lillie Whitten

ACKERMAN Lillie Whitten, 88, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, Ackerman. She was born Dec. 1, 1908, in Louisville. She was a member of Fentress Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. She was the widow of E.C. "Pete" Whitten.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Fentress Baptist Church in Ackerman with the Rev. Jerry Wise and the Rev. Jimmy Flake officiating. Burial will be in the Fentress Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Jane Skeens of Rolla, Mo.; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

Flora Nichols

HOUSTON Flora Bell Nichols, 89, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at the Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. She was born Sept. 8, 1907, in Chickasaw County to Thomas Griffin and Cannie Bell Wooten. She was a member of the Arbor Grove Baptist Church. She was the wife of the late Lawson Nichols.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Watts officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Millicent Wood of Louisville, Kathryn Knox and Glenda Faye Nichols, both of Houston; one son, Thomas Nichols of Houston; six grandchildren, two step grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 until 9 p.m. today.

Kelsey Alexander

PONTOTOC Kelsey Danelle Alexander, 3 months, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at her home in Pontotoc. She was born Oct. 21, 1996, in Amory.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Swords Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include her mother and father, Steve and Mary Ann Mask Alexander of Pontotoc; one brother, Cory Alexander of Haleyville, Ala.; five sisters, Kimberly George, Kayla Alexander, Tara Alexander and Jerrica Alexander, all of Pontotoc and Courtney Alexander of Haleyville, Ala.; her grandparents, Wanda Harris, Wayne Mask and Donald Alexander, all of Pontotoc; several aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Reanelda Alexander.

Keith Wingo

RIPLEY Tracy Keith Wingo, 35, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at his home. He was a member of the Faith Fellowship Church in Ripley.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Warren Harrell officiating and Mr. Michael Graves assisting. Burial will be in Ripely Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy Rena Wingo of Ripely; his mother, Clara Mae Wingo of Ripley; one son, Dustin Shane Wingo of Ripley; one sister, Cheryl Williams of Blue Mountain; and one brother, Rudell Wingo of Southaven.

He was preceded in death by his father, James I. Wingo.

Pallbearers will be Stacy Wingo, Michael Graves, Eddie Graves, Joel Smith, Robert Luttrell, and Wayne Luttrell.

Charles Hinds

GUNTOWN Charles E. Hinds, 70, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at his home in the Unity Community. He was retired from Lucky Star Industries in Baldwyn. He was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church, the Houston Bird Hunters Club and the National Shoot to Retrieve Association. He was a veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eddie Boutwell officiating. Burial will be in the Unity Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel Hinds of Unity; two sons, Don Hinds and Terry Hinds, both of Unity; his mother, Lucille Hinds of Fulton; two sisters, Nell Curtis of Olive Branch and Kathryn Furgeson of Mantachie; two brothers, W.C. Hinds of Baldwyn and Wayne Hinds of Mantachie; four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Gene Hinds.

Pallbearers will be James Cates, Freddy Yielding, Bo Gibens, Robert Rousseau, Jimmy Ray Martin, Charles Green, Bud Wallace and Ricky Downs.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Houston Bird Hunters Club and the National Shoot to Retrieve Association.

George A. Hogue

GUNTOWN George A. Hogue, 94, died at the Baptist Hospital in New Albany. He was a farmer and a member of the Jericho Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Jericho Baptist Church with Bro. Neil Davis and Bro. Adron Horne officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his son, Charles Hogue of Guntown; two sisters, Annie Bell Porter of Enterprise and Addie Watson of New Albany; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertie Mae Hogue.

Pallbearers will be Jody Johnson, Ben Johnson, Alan Johnson, Marshal Johnson, Andy Johnson and Cory Johnson.

The body will lie in state from 1 until 2 p.m. today at the church.

Fred Delford

NEW ALBANY Fred Delford died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley's Funeral Home of New Albany.

Moody Tallant

PONTOTOC William Moody Tallant, 81, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at his residence. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Springhill Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Springhill Methodist Church with the Rev. Rocky Watts officiating. Burial will be in the Springhill Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn Hughes, Phyllis Traylor and Dyanne McCord, all of Oxford; three sons, Phillip Tallant of Toccopola, Dayna Tallant of Pontotoc and Billy Tallant of Plantersville; one brother, Winfred Tallant of Memphis; 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nona Tallant.

Pallbearers will be Dean Bland, Perry Elliott, Joe Buehrle, Delane Davis, Jeff Blackwelder and Ottis McCord.

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

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