Miriam Robinson

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Miriam Robinson

FORT SMITH, Ark. Miriam McCown Robinson, 44, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 1996, at the Fort Smith, Ark., Hospital. She was born in Columbus. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church and an active member of various local volunteer organizations.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens in Columbus. Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Harry Robinson Jr. of Fort Smith; three daughters, Renee Lineberry, Sara Robinson and Amanda Robinson, all of Fort Smith; her mother, Varnell McCown of Columbus; one brother, Stan McCown of Columbus.

Pallbearers will be Alton Pannell, Terry Cash, Ricky Barnes, Sonny Perry, Larry Clark and Lee Mayer Jr.

Alvin Rowell

ABERDEEN James Alvin Rowell, 63, died Friday, Jan. 5, 1996, at his home on Rowell Road. The son of John Thomas and Pearl Noah Rowell, he was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev. Robert Earl Fowlkes officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Aberdeen.

Survivors include two daughters, Annette Taylor of Aberdeen and Dottie Michelle Frye of Columbus; two sisters, Evie Lee Jackson and Betty Lois Lindsey, both of Aberdeen; three brothers, Dow Rowell, Herston Rowell and Lacy Rowell, all of Aberdeen; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

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

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Errentine L. Stephens

ECRU Errentine L. Stephens, 94, died Friday, Jan. 5, 1996, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Sept. 10, 1901, in Union County. She was a teacher for many years in Pontotoc, Union and Lafayette counties before her retirement from W.P. Daniel High School in New Albany. After her retirement, she did some substitute teaching. She was a member of the Ecru United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Swords Funeral Home Chapel in Ecru with Bro. Tony Pounders and Br. Charles Stubblefield officiating. Burial will be in Ecru City Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Neta Stephens Hardin, and her husband, Dearl, of Counce, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Richard Stephens; her parents, William A. Liddell and Laura Neta Slate Liddell; and a son, John Richard “Dick” Stephens.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons: Ronnie Stephens, Richard Stephens, Rodney Moody, Shane Turk, Steve Durham and Kelley Belk.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time today.

Memorials may be made to the Children’s Mansion in Jackson through the Ecru United Methodist Church.

Robert Cozart

BRUCE Robert Lee Cozart, 81, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 1996, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Tim McMillan, the Rev. Carl Morris and the Rev. Jerry Wilburn officiating. Burial will be in Pittsboro Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ella Anglin Cozart of Bruce; one daughter, Mary Nix of Bruce; three sons, Bobby D. Cozart of Carpentersville, Ill., Rex A. Cozart of Randolph and Jerry Cozart of Elgin, Ill.; two sisters, Tillie Collins of Bruce and Euvie Parker of Calhoun City; one brother, John Cozart of Bruce; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two infant sons and a grandson, James A. Cozart.

Thomas M. Galyean Sr.

CORINTH Thomas M. Galyean Sr., 93, died Friday, Jan. 5, 1996, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born Nov. 1, 1902, in Prentiss County to Tobe and Ester Davis Galyean. He was a member of Tate Baptist Church for 43 years. He retired from the City of Corinth in 1967 after 20 years service. He enjoyed gardening and yard work.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gregg Warnock officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Mary Moore Galyean, whom he married Dec. 23, 1923; a son, Thomas M. “Toby” Galyean Jr., and his wife, Annie Ruth Duncan Galyean, of Corinth; three granddaughters, Karen Galyean Gray and her husband, Dr. Rick Gray, of New Port Richey, Fla., Sharon Galyean Oaks and her husband, Tom Oaks, of Corinth, and Mary Margaret Galyean Cude and her husband, David Cude, of Corinth; five great-grandchildren, Anna Ruth Gray of New Port Richey, Fla., and Lee Oaks, Katie Oaks, Jacob Cude and Margaret Allyn Cude, all of Corinth.

Pallbearers will be Bill McClure, Leon Fields, Troy Ross, Robert L. Russell, Bert Mills and Wayne Lamberth.

Marie Anderson

Tennie Marie Anderson died Thursday, Jan. 4, 1996, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She received her bachelor of science degree in home economics from Mississippi State College for Women and taught in the Columbus and Shannon schools. She attended Washington University in St. Louis, where she trained as an occupational therapist. She served internships in Denver, Colo., and Chicago before becoming a registered occupational therapist with the Regional Rehabilitation Center in Tupelo, from where she retired. She was an active member of Harrisburg Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Robert L. Hamblin and Dr. Forrest Sheffield officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.

Survivors include one sister, Joyce Anderson of Tupelo; several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Watson Taylor Anderson and Irma Williams Anderson, and a brother, Douglas Polk Anderson.

Pallbearers will be T.K. Ware, Vic Chisholm, Jim Chisholm, Shannon Williams, Charles Anderson, Ben Burleson and Johnny Eubanks.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Eugene Murphey III and members of the Sanctuary Sunday School Class at Harrisburg Baptist Church.

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Johnnie Roberson

RED BAY, Ala. Johnnie Grace Roberson, 78, died Friday, Jan. 5, 1996, at Baptist Montclair Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.

Stephen Miles

LAKELAND, Tenn. Stephen Ray Miles, 35, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1996, as the result of an automobile accident. He was born Aug. 24, 1960, in Pontotoc. He was the owner of Steve Miles Honda Repair and the Hallmarc Hotel in Marion, Ark. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Carey Chapel Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Roger Miles of Lakeland, Tenn.; one son, Stephen Ray Miles Jr. of Lakeland; one daughter, Lindsey Leigh Miles of Lakeland; his mother, Virginia Huckaby of Holly Springs; his stepfather, Curtis Huckaby of Holly Springs; one brother, Michael Lee Huckaby of Mt. Pleasant; one sister, Paula May of Olive Branch; his grandmother, Odell McKnight of Holly Springs.

Pallbearers will be Pat Buck, Mike Halley, Glenn Halley Jr., Rob Streve, Danny Long and Bill Simpson.

Ann Hill

BALDWYN Ann Hill died Friday, Jan. 5, 1996, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

E8 MSg. Briggs

LAMAR E8 Master Sgt. Joe Edward Briggs, 42, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 1996, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Central in Memphis. He was a retired E8 master sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Concord M.B. Church in Slayden and an alumni of H.W. Byers High School Booster Club.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Concord M.B. Church with the Rev. Clyde Williams officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home in Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Coleman Briggs of Lamar; two daughters, Sharon Denise Briggs of Memphis and Candace Camille Briggs of Lamar; one son, Timothy Edward Briggs of Lamar; his mother, Daisy Henderson Briggs of Lamar; two sisters, Jeanette Garrison and Bernice Briggs, both of Lamar; three brothers, Tommy L. Briggs of Memphis, and Lawrence Briggs and Timothy Briggs Jr., both of Lamar; one grandchild.

The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 1 p.m. today. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Edwin E. Brummett

JACKSON Edwin E. Brummett, 93, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 1996, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was a native of Lafayette County and a former resident of Oxford. He was a retired barber at the Student Union Building at the University of Mississippi, where he worked from the mid-1940s to 1969. He was a member of the New Prospect Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Ross Robertson Sunday School Class. He was the husband of the late Inez McElreath Brummett.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at New Prospect Baptist Church in Oxford with the Rev. Everett Childers officiating. Burial will be in Kingdom Cemetery in Oxford. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his daughter, Virginia K. McWhirter of Jackson; one sister, Nola Davis of Oxford; one brother, Howard Brummett of Oxford; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10 a.m. today at the church.

Memorials may be made to New Prospect Baptist Church Building Fund.

May Watson-Sealey

GUNTOWN May Nell Watson-Sealey, 53, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 1996, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a retired nurse at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility and a member of the Casey Creek Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dwight Scott officiating. Burial will be in Casey Creek Cemetery in Marietta.

Survivors include five daughters, Leann Goodin and Lanette Taylor, both of Hills Chapel, Crystal Baird and Teresa Nunley, both of Guntown, and Larinda “Binkie” Roberts of Baldwyn; two sons, Ricky Watson of Kirkville and Gary Watson of Waco, Texas; one brother, Johnnie Diggs of Milford, Texas; 13 grandchildren.

Elza A. Helton

BALDWYN Elza A. Helton, 88, died Friday, Jan. 5, 1996, at the Daniel Nursing Home in Fulton. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ozark Church of Christ.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Dunlap and Bro. Delbert Turner Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, James Helton, and his wife, Willie B. Helton, of Baldwyn; one daughter-in-law, Joan Helton of Baldwyn; three grandchildren, Debbie Williams, Janice Prather and Jimmy Helton; four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd E. Helton, and a son, Rayburn A. Helton.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Helton, Roy Prather, Michael Williams, Mitchel Hood, Eulon Hood and Larry Bishop.

Martha O. Fields

NETTLETON Martha O. Fields, 76, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1996, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of Poplar Spring CME Church and a former employee of the North Mississippi Medical Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Poplar Spring CME Church with the Rev. Henry Jean officiating. Burial will be in Mullins Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include five daughters, Mary E. Fields of Tupelo, Mary E. Sanders, Curmie J. Arnold and Sue Fields, all of Nettleton, and Georgia Brooks of Shannon; four sisters, Ruby Washington of Okolona, Minnie Johnson and Helen Owens, both of Nettleton, and Earnestine McGaughy of St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Charlie Owens Sr. of Shannon; 22 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren.

The body will lie in state from 9 a.m. to noon today at the funeral home and will be placed in the church one hour before services.

Ulysses Calvert

OKOLONA Ulysses “Red” Calvert, 66, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1996, at his home. He was a retired teacher, a veteran of the Korean War and a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He attended Okolona College and Jackson State University, and received his B.S. degree from Mississippi Industrial College in Holly Springs. He did advanced studies at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. He taught in the Chickasaw County High School and the Houston Middle School for 19 years.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Buena Vista with the Rev. Charles Shell officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sisters, Rosie Smith of Chicago, Bernice Smith and her husband, Marcelus, of West Point, and Estella Bowen of Houston; three brothers, Tommie Calvert and his wife, Jestine, of Houston, Morris Calvert of Detroit, Mich., and M.C. Calvert of San Antonio, Texas.

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

His nephews will be pallbearers.

Roger I. Tapp Sr.

HERNANDO Roger I. Tapp Sr., 78, died Friday, Jan. 5, 1996, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was formerly of Memphis. He was a truck driver for Campbell 66 and a volunteer keyman at Methodist Hospital North. He was a member of Whitehaven Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Alchemia Temple Greeters Unit. He served in the 1st Marine Division during World War II and received a Purple Heart for injuries received at Okinawa.

Services will be at noon Monday at Forest Hill Midtown Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forest Hill Midtown Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jane E. Tapp of Hernando; three daughters, Judith Connelly and Darlene Thompson, both of Hernando, and Mary DePriest of Memphis; two stepdaughters, Fay E. Wener of Jackson, Tenn., and Susan A. Carter of Memphis; two stepsons, Strick Rodgers of Tunica and Frank E. Rodgers of Coldwater; one sister, Clara Conway of Blue Springs; one brother, Murray Tapp of Memphis; 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Alchemia Transportation Fund.

Velma Johnson

PONTOTOC Velma Johnson, 82, died Friday, Jan. 5, 1996, at the Sunshine Rest Home in Pontotoc. She was a homemaker and a member of Gershorm Baptist Church. She was the widow of Hulit O. Johnson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Donnie Finley and the Rev. Bill Tate officiating. Burial will be in Campground Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Louise Brooks of Gordon, Ga.; one brother, W.J. Sanders of Maysville, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Andy Foshee, Sam McWhirter, Johnny Smith, Chad Higgins, Tommy Stutsy and Jason Nabors.

Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to service time Sunday.

Samuel Gilliam

MEMPHIS Samuel Ray Gilliam, 69, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 1996, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. He was a superintendent for Humco-Craft Corp., an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Al Chymia Shrine Temple and Frayser Masonic Lodge. He was the husband of the late Minnie Pearl Gilliam.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Forest Hill East Chapel in Memphis. Burial will be in Forest Hill East Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Cindy Gaither of Sheridan, Ark.; one son, Tracy Gilliam of Memphis; one sister, Sue Benjamin of Southaven; three brothers, Neal Gilliam of Tupelo, Luther Gilliam Jr. of New Albany and J.D. Gilliam of Memphis; three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Al Chymia Shrine Temple.

Joe Cantrell

GATTMAN Joe Cantrell, 48, died Friday, Jan. 5, 1996, at his home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, Ala., with Bro. Bobby Godsey officiating. Burial will be in Lockhart Cemetery in Gattman.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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