Obituaries 9.14.01

Dennis Jones

GRADY, Ark. – Dennis Wade “Doc” Jones, 43, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at the Medical Center in Pine Bluff, Ark. He was a member of Pine Grove M.B. Church of Fulton. He attended Dorsey Elementary School, where he played basketball. He attended East High School and Fulton Jr. High School, and graduated in 1976 from Itawamba Agricultural High School, where he played football.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pine Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. James Tucker officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, the Rev. Ben J. Jones and Ora M. Jones of Fulton; two sisters, Pamela Mabry and husband, Willie, and Jacqueline Shumpert, all of Fulton; three brothers, Adrian Jones and Rickey Jones, both of Fulton, and Larry Jones of Grady, Ark.; a special friend, Joyce Jones of Fulton; uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rufus Green, Lesbia Patton, John Jones and Charlie Mae Jones.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today, and the family hour will be from 5 to 6 p.m. today, both at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Kay Sandlin

BECKER – Kay Anita Hill Sandlin died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 5, 1944, in Amory to Kenneth and Margaret Nita Evans Hill. She grew up in Becker, and attended Becker and Amory schools. She was a graduate of the Itawamba Community College nursing program and, before becoming disabled, worked in the health care industry. She was a member of the Monroe County Democratic Executive Committee, the Poplarville Storytellers Guild and the Tombigbee Pioneer Group. She enjoyed playing the dulcimer, storytelling and blue grass music. She married Hershel Sandlin on Sept. 19, 1968.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with the Rev. Arlis Lee and the Rev. David Jay officiating. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband, Hershel Sandlin of Becker; her parents, Kenneth and Nita Hill of Becker; a son, Jamie Lee Lann of Nettleton; a daughter, Jennifer L. Waddell of Becker; two sisters, Gayle Ward of Locust, N.C., and Janet Gullett of Starkville; two grandchildren, Christopher Waddell and Matthew Waddell.

She was preceded in death by a son, Hershel Wayne Sandlin.

Pallbearers will be Ed Tomlin, Russel Tubb, James Wall, Phillip Waycaster, Tommy Swan and L.C. Swan.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

Memorials may be made to Gregory Chapel Baptist Church, 200 N. Thomas St., Amory MS 38821; or to a charity of choice.

William Clark Sr.

METAIRIE, La. – William Nuschler Clark Sr., 61, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was a native of New Orleans and a resident of Metairie, La. He was a graduate of Jesuit High School and Loyola University. He was a former employee of International Harvester Inc. and Denney Exterminating. He was a member of SAK Fraternity, and the boards of the Suburban Gun and Rod Club, Jesuit Fishing Rodeo, A Child’s Wish Foundation and the Jesuit Athletic Club. He coordinated the Mardi Gras Ball for St. Michael’s Special School. He enjoyed baseball and collecting custom-made knives.

A funeral mass will be held at noon Saturday at the Chapel of the North American Martyrs on the Jesuit High School Campus in New Orleans. Jacob Schoen & Son is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Letty Jane Hubert Clark; his children, William N. Clark Jr. of Metairie, La., Robin Clark Pigg of Starkville and Scott Hubert Clark of Carmel, Ind.; his mother, Marie Nuschler Clark; a brother, Philip Sack Clark; a sister, Mary Clark Le Blanc; his daughters-in-law, Lisa White Clark and Brandi Sheffield Clark; a son-in-law, Jason Daniel Pigg; three grandchildren, Davis, Trey and Janiece; numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Robert Curlee

NEW ORLEANS – Robert Charles Curlee, 38, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, in New Orleans. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth.

Alvin Carter Sr.

WEST POINT – Alvin Carter Sr. died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. He was born March 17, 1934, in Ackerman to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse F. Carter Sr. He attended the Winston County Training School in Louisville, where he played varsity football and led his team to a state championship his senior year. After graduating, he moved to West Point, where he worked in the family business, J.F. Carter and Sons Funeral Home. He was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He was the owner/funeral director of the Carter’s Funeral Homes in West Point, Houston and Okolona. A community leader, he served on many boards and panels. He was the Clay County coroner for 30 years and past president of the 5th District of Mississippi Medical Examiners’ (Coroner) Association. In 1998 he was honored by that association for his 27 years of service as coroner of Clay County. Known to his friends and workers as “Boss Man,” he was a loving and generous man.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the United Food and Commercial Workers Local Union Hall No. 1991 in West Point with the Rev. Eddie A. Longstreet officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens at West Point. Mississippi Funeral Directors and Morticians Association is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Sherlia Carter of West Point; his mother, Elnora Carter of West Point; three daughters, Jackie Nelson of St. Louis, and Sheila D. Carter, and Pamela Anderson and husband, Andre, all of West Point; three sons, Floyd House and wife, Brenda, of West Point, Thomas Carter and wife, Janet, of Orlando, Fla., and Alvin Carter Jr. and wife, Beverly, of West Point; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Clarence Carter Sr. and wife, Roberta, of Lorain, Ohio; two sisters, Freddie Stepp and husband, Thomas, of Chicago, and Essie Watkins of West Point; special cousins, Vada Taylor and Hazel Gibbs, both of Detroit, Mich., Mildred Wilson and husband, Morris, of Northport, Ala., Matokia Bath of St. Louis, Denotra Schley of Washington D.C., Patrie Lee Liddell of Lorain, Ohio, Robert Hairston and wife, Pauline, of St. Louis and Neva Lane of West Point; special friends, the family staff of Carter’s Funeral Homes, Victor Gardner and wife, Asylee, of Starkville, John Q. Williams and wife, Shirley, Sen. Bennie Turner and wife, Edna, the Rev. Orlando Richmond and wife, Allison, the Rev. Willie B. Lairy and wife, Ada Irene, all of West Point; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his birth mother, Effie Carter; his father, Jesse F. Carter Sr.; a brother, Jesse F. Carter Jr.; and two sisters-in-law, Mary S. Carter and Alruth Carter.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the union hall one hour before services.

Mary Hilbun

OXFORD – Mary Elizabeth Huggins Hilbun, 86, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at her home in Oxford. She was a retired house manager for Delta Gamma Sorority at the University of Mississippi and a retired employee of the Mississippi State Welfare Department, where she worked for 30 years. She was a member of Oxford-University United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oxford-University United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marjorie Buckley and the Rev. R. Glenn Miller officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Hilbun McMurray of Memphis and Melynda Ursic of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a son, Ben G. Hilbun of Franklin, Tenn.; two sisters, Katherine Huggins Butts of Oxford and Martha Fisher of Madison; a brother, Clyde G. Huggins of Oxford; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. today at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church fellowship hall.

Memorials may be made to the Oxford-University United Methodist Church or to Blue Mountain College.

Reshundra Hughes

OKOLONA – Reshundra Lashae Hughes, 18, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, on Highway 32 as the result of an automobile accident.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Clarks Chapel M.B. Church with Dr. L.C. Cook officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her mother, Margaret Garth Hughes of Okolona; her father, Wayne Earl Hughes of Okolona; three brothers, Cortavious Dewayne Hughes, Deslin Hughes and Jacorrius Stanfield, all of Okolona; her grandmother, Annie Garth of Okolona; her great-great-grandfather, Walter “Shug” Garth of Okolona.

Mary Freeman

OXFORD – Mary Wimbish Freeman, 88, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at Windham House at Ecru. She was the retired co-owner of Freeman Truck Line and the widow of Earl Freeman Sr. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Oxford Business and Professional Women’s Club and the Eastern Star.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Oxford Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Sam Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Earl Freeman Jr. of Oxford; a sister, Gussie Davis of Vermillion, Ohio; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 924 Van Buren Ave., Oxford MS 38655.

Louris Bonds

BOONEVILLE – Louris Mae Bonds, 93, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at the Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville after a long illness. She was a factory worker and a member of East Booneville Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Excail Burleson officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include a daughter, Jessie Pearl Williams of Booneville; a son, J.L. Bonds and wife, Jane, of Booneville; a brother, Houston Lindsey of Booneville; six grandchildren, Theresa Peters, Joey Bonds, Mike Bonds, Terry Lee, Shelia Ryan and Marty Williams; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Bonds; her parents, Hightower and Jessie Lindsey; a sister, Winnie Manley; and two brothers, Clyde and George Lindsey.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

Justice Stewart

HOLLY SPRINGS – Justice Kwmaine Ki-Shon Stewart, 4, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at Alliance Health Care System in Holly Springs. He was formerly of Aurora, Ill. He was a student at ICS Headstart of Holly Springs, and a member of Dominion of Faith Ministries Church and the Kingdom Kids Choir.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Chulahoma M.B. Church of Holly Springs with the Rev. Henry Gillespie 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 his mother, Tammy Stewart of Holly Springs; his father, Dexter Burnside of Holly Springs; his stepfather, Stevie Griffin of Aurora, Ill.; two sisters, Lakesha Shrese Stewart and Steive Taisha Niole Stewart, both of Holly Springs; a brother, Vonkeith Hakeem Stewart of Holly Springs; his grandmothers, Maxine Stewart and Alice Mae Burnside, both of Holly Springs, Annie Clayborn of Aurora, Ill., and Lucille Kinard of Laws Hill; his grandfathers, R.L. Burnside and Ivory Kinard, both of Holly Springs.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

George Burton

HOLLY SPRINGS – George Burton, 78, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at the Alliance Health Care System in Holly Springs. He was a member of Adolphus Chapel CME Church of Holly Springs, a retired plumber for Wilkins Appliance of Holly Springs and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Adolphus Chapel CME Church with the Rev. Shirley Burton 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 a daughter, Catherine Burton of Cairo, Ill.; two sons, Bobby Leon Burton of Jackson, Mich., and Kenneth Burton of Cairo, Ill.; his caregiver and niece, Artriniece Folsom of Holly Springs; a sister, Parthine Burton of Nashville; two stepdaughters, Loretta Burton and Ann Burton, both of Jackson, Mich.; a stepson, Robert Burton of Jackson, Mich.; five grandchildren.

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

Jack Wright

BATESVILLE – Jack Wright, 88, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. He was born July 2, 1913, in Tate County to John Sampie and Betty Mitchell Wright. He was a retired rancher, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Terza United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with the Rev. Doug Pepper officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville.

Survivors include his wife, Lottie Virginia Henry Wright of Batesville; a daughter, Jackie Wright Hodge of Batesville; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Charles Johnson

SENATOBIA – Charles Lee Johnson, 50, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at his home in Senatobia. He was born June 28, 1951, in Batesville to Charles Leonard and Angeliane May Brooks Johnson. He was a truck driver and a member of Hebron Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with the Rev. Howell Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery at Sardis.

Survivors include his wife, Kitty Louise Johnson of Senatobia; a daughter, Jennifer Alice Johnson of Senatobia; a son, Patrick Johnson of Tupelo; his father, Charles Leonard Johnson of Senatobia; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Ray of Sardis; a brother, Carl Johnson of Batesville; a granddaughter, Kimberly Ann Johnson.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Elizabeth Hadley

BELDEN – Elizabeth Hadley, 68, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of Holy Temple Church of the Living God, where she was a member of the choir, Usher Board, state Finance Committee and the Mother Board.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Temple of Compassion with Bishop G.T Howell officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Grove Church Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, George Hadley Jr. of Belden; seven daughters, Willie E. Oneal, Barbara A. Warren, Betty W. Beene, Deloris Hadley, Connie Coker and Arlesia Gray, all of Tupelo, and Marie Barnes of Milwaukee, Wis.; four sons, James A. Warren of Baldwyn, Jackie L. Warren of New Haven, Conn., and Willie G. Hadley and Vicent Hadley, both of Tupelo; 49 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1:30 to 6 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today, both at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

James C. Silas

TREMONT – James Carvil Silas, 85, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a longtime member of Asbury Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the original A-501 Paratrooper outfit for 23 years. He was retired from the Mississippi State Forestry Service. An avid gardener, he also enjoyed fishing and deer hunting.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Dee Brown and Bro. Tom Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery in Tremont.

Survivors include two stepsons, Jerry C. Crouch and wife, Brenda, and Billy W. Crouch and wife, Carolyn, both of Tremont; a stepdaughter, LaVelle Hale and husband, W.C., of Tremont; a half stepbrother, Ron Silas; six grandchildren, Tony Crouch, Gary Crouch, Don Crouch, Mitzie Jackson, Terry Hale and Kenny Hale; six great-grandchildren, Brandon Johnson, Brooke Mauldin, Karen Hale, Holli Hale Satterwhite, Kerri Crouch and Kayla Crouch; a great-great-grandson, Devin Satterwhite.

Pallbearers will be Terry Hale, Kenneth Hale, Tony Crouch, Don Crouch, Brock Satterwhite and Jeff Lind.

Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to service time today.

Marlin Ausburn

WALNUT – Ellis Marlin Ausburn, 72, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.

Virgil Carter

CORINTH – Virgil Phillip Carter, 46, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at the University Hospital in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Funeral Directors.

Lee Alma Harris

WEST POINT – Lee Alma Harris, 77, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born March 24, 1924, in West Point. She was an active member of Strong Hill M.B. Church until her health failed. She served on the Usher Board and as a Sunday school teacher.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Strong Hill M.B. Church with the Rev. Israel Lee officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Johnnie Harris; three children, Charlie Mae Carter, Johnnie B. Harris and Glen Harris, all of West Point; two sisters, Lula Moore of Arkansas and Roxie Harris of West Point; one brother-in-law, Felix Harris of West Point; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by one child, and seven brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the J.F. Carter Memorial Chapel.

Shelia Campbell

WICHITA FALLS, Texas – Shelia Trapp Campbell, 69, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. She was born Dec. 11, 1931, in Tupelo to Charles Wilson and Mamie Bates Trapp. She attended Millsaps College in Jackson, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority and an officer in the National Conference of Methodist Youth. She earned her B.A. degree from Southern Methodist University and did graduate work in church history at Perkins School of Theology. An accomplished poet, she was widely recognized as a writer of United Methodist curriculum material for 30 years. She was the youth teacher and counselor, and member of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee at the First United Methodist Church of Wichita Falls. She was a founding member of the Society of St. Simeon and a member of the church’s Prayer Team. She was the owner and operator of The Sign of the Peacock antique shop from 1979 until retiring in 1991. She was a member of the American Association of Appraisers and the National Association of Dealers in Antiques. She married Jeff H. Campbell on Sept. 4, 1952, in Tupelo.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Wichita Falls, Texas, with Dr. Fred Kandeler, Dr. Robert Allen, the Rev. John Dillard and Dr. Jim Sanders officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park. Owens and Brumley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Cary E. Campbell of Madrid, Spain, and Susan H. Campbell and husband, Jim, of Bowie, Texas; a son, W. Charles Campbell of Dallas; a grandson, Christopher Campbell of Cary, N.C.; her mother, Mamie Trapp of Houston, Texas; and a sister, Betty Chapman of Houston, Texas.

Estella Henley

WEST POINT – Estella Henley, 81, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at the Clay County Medical Center in West Point. She was the daughter of the late Fannie Brooks and Ollie Mason of Brooksville. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah M.B. Church.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Mt. Pisgah M.B. Church with the Rev. L.C. Clay officiating. Burial will be in the Tibbee Community Cemetery. Carter’s Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Fannie Pearl Gibson of West Point and Glenda Crawford of Kansas City, Mo.; four sons, Walter Henley Jr. of West Point, and William Henley, John Henley and L.C. Henley, all of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Ollie Mason Shelton of Mobile, Ala.; six sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the J.F. Carter Memorial Chapel.

Glen Mills

WALNUT – Glen Mills, 50, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at his home in Walnut. He was formerly of Millington, Tenn. He was a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed raising and training Tennessee Walking Horses. He loved his family and friends.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Brush Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Carrol Talley and Dr. Randy Bostick officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Mills of Walnut; a son, Stephen D. Mills, and his fiancee, Heather Williams, of Cordova, Tenn.; his mother, Edna Stone Mills of Walnut; a sister, Joyce Mills of Saltillo; a brother, A. Ray Mills and wife, Patti, of Matthews, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Mills.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday and from 2 p.m. to service time Sunday at the church.

Evie Hodges

VERONA – Evie Riley Hodges, 88, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at the Clay County Medical Center in West Point after a long illness. She was born Nov. 25, 1912, in Itawamba County to the late N.Z. and Winnie Sheffield Riley. She lived in Lee County most of her life, residing in Verona before moving to the Dugan Memorial Home in West Point six years ago. She and her late husband, Tyson Hodges, were the owners of Hodges Grocery in Verona for many years. She was a longtime active member of the First Baptist Church of Verona, where she taught adult Sunday school many years. She was active in the Meals on Wheels program, and in visiting the sick and infirm. She enjoyed storytelling and talking with her friends. She was devoted to the family and community.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Verona with Bro. David Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two children, Joe Hodges and wife, Barbara, of Columbus, and Dr. Linda Hodges Jamieson and husband, David, of Warren, Mass.; three sisters, Joan Cotham and husband, Louis, of Tupelo, Thelma Shumpert and husband, Billy, of Richmond, and Marie Iverson Brown and husband, James, of Tupelo; a brother, Leon Riley of Tupelo; three grandchildren, Paul Hodges of Birmingham, Allison Horner and husband, Jack, of Mobile, Ala., and Jennifer Pratt and husband, Timothy, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a great-grandson, Colton Pratt of Myrtle Beach.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sarah Kathrine Hodges; and six siblings, Earnest, Lawrence, Reba, Carl and Wade Riley, and Ina Duncan.

Pallbearers will be Julian Riley, Larry Riley, Bob Shumpert, Bill Shumpert, Craig Cotham, Kirk Cotham, Carl Mitchell Duncan, Jerry Iverson, Jerry Hodges, Butch Riley, Kenneth Riley and Charles Edward Riley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Brock, Fain Pannell, Lee Watkins, and the Dorcas Sunday School Class at the First Baptist Church of Verona.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1093, Verona MS 38879.

Barbara Jamison

BALDWYN – Barbara Jean Calomese Jamison, 66, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, in Atlanta, Ga. She was born Jan. 1, 1935. She joined Springhill M.B. Church at an early age. She later joined Pleasant Ridge M.B. Church in Chicago. She graduated from the Baldwyn Public School System. She was an employee of Continental Cans until retiring.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Springhill M.B. Church with the Rev. Allen Watson Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Ingrid Y. Williams of Atlanta; three sons, Kenneth Jamison of Atlanta, William Jamison and wife, Jan, of Chicago, and Kevin Jamison of Chicago; five grandchildren; her father, David Calomese of Baldwyn; two sisters, Charlie M. Davis and husband, T.C., of Baldwyn, and Eulah Wallace of Baldwyn; three brothers, Robert L. Calomese and wife, Ruby, of Baldwyn, David Calomese Jr. and wife, Rosemary, of St. Louis, Mo., and Wesley Calomese of Chicago; one aunt, Georgia Mae Taylor of Tupelo; a godchild, April Calomese of Chicago.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Jamison; her mother, Gertrude Calomese; a sister, Guylean Calomese Johnson; and a godson, Dwight Rand Osborne.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today and 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.

Lucille Knight

Johnson

BOONEVILLE – Lucille Melton Knight Johnson, 87, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was born Aug. 24, 1914, in Prentiss County to John Noah Melton and Sally Augusta Pardue Melton. She was a homemaker and a charter member of the Independent Church of God, where she was a Sunday school teacher and a choir member. She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers and helping others.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tracy Arnold and Bro. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Jumpertown Cemetery.

Survivors include seven sons, John H. Knight and wife, Gene, of Columbus, Billy W. Knight and wife, Sue, of Fort Worth, Texas, Robert G. Knight and wife, Shirley, of Ripley, Lloyd Knight and wife, Louise, of Booneville, Melton Knight and wife, Brenda, of Caledonia, Harold Knight and wife, Sandra, of Booneville, and Keith Knight and wife, Judy, of Caledonia; five daughters, Evelyn Hamby Moore of Booneville, Shirley Rayfield Palmore and husband, Bill, of Caledonia, Sarah Watts and husband, Bobby, of Booneville, Martha Miller and husband, Ray, of Beulaville, N.C., and Kathy Day and husband, Richard, of Saltillo; a sister, Stella Short of Booneville; 52 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her 13 children, Johnny Knight; her second husband, Travis Johnson; a son, Charles Knight; two brothers, Amos Melton and Humbert Melton; and two sisters, Edith Huddleston and Ernestine Miller.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Daniel Rayfield, Junior Burns, Glenn Hamby, Scott Morgan, Robert Knight, Johnny Wayne Knight, Chuck Knight, Eddie Knight, Chris Knight, David Knight, Matthew Knight and Jason Knight.

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

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation, 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains NY 10605; or to the Independent Church of God, 102 Terry St., Booneville MS 38829.

James Potts

CORINTH – James Claud Potts, 73, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher and treasurer. He was a retired production planner for Kimberly Clark. He was a member of the Corinth Masonic Lodge and a U.S. Navy veteran.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lakeview Baptist Church with the Rev. James Hardin officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park in Corinth. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Dyonne Potts of Corinth; two daughters, Karen Burress of Adamsville, Tenn., and Kathryn Ragan and husband, Joel, of Louisville; a son, Keith Potts and wife, Linda, of Fall Branch; four sisters, Clara McCallister of Corinth, Pansy George of Corinth, Delma Fields of Dallas, Texas, and Opal Strickland of Hutto, Texas; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Corbin Potts; his brothers, Earvel Potts, Bill Potts, Sanford Potts, Floyd Potts and Levon Potts; and a sister, Juanita Parker.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in honor of Alexander Drake Massengill, 502 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.

Earnestine Adams

ETTA – Earnestine Adams, 48, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a native of Lafayette County. She was a baby-sitter and a member of Flint Hill M.B. Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Flint Hill M.B. Church at Etta. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Houston Adams of Etta; two daughters, Vanessa Adams and Tiffany Adams, both of Etta; two sons, James McIntosh and Jeffrey McIntosh, both of Etta; two sisters, Annie Pearl Smith of Abbeville and Tracey Williams of Etta; five stepsisters, Ethel Adams of New Orleans, Earlean Gipson of Los Angeles, Doria Wilson and Josie Dukes, both of Louisville, Ky., and Shirley Pegues of Abbeville; four brothers, Guy McIntosh of Etta, and David McIntosh, George McIntosh and Robert Garner, all of Oxford; three stepbrothers, James Gipson of Louisville, Henry Gipson of Ripley and Henry C. Gipson of Etta; three grandchildren.

Chris Stanfield

HOULKA – Christopher “Chris” Stanfield, 22, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, on Highway 32 as the result of an automobile accident. He was a member of Center Hill M.B. Church and a former employee of Seminole.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Center Hill M.B. Church with the Rev. J.C. Humphrey officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his father, Lee Fuller Stanfield of Houlka; his mother, Mamie Stanfield of Houlka; one daughter, Christina Stanfield of Houlka; one son, Christopher Stanfield of Houlka; two sisters, Millie Stanfield and Glenda Stanfield, both of Houlka; one brother, David Stanfield of Houlka.

Pallbearers will be Clay Ware, Willie C. Ware, Ken Buchanan, William Stanfield Jr., Terry Hill and Michael Armstrong.

Mary White

HOUSTON – Mary Lee “Dear” White, 63, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at her home. She was born May 14, 1938, to the late Robert Huggins and Jodie Lee Cooper Huggins. She was a native of Houston. She was a former employee of American Trousers in Houston and a member of Second Baptist M.B. Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Second Baptist M.B. Church with the Rev. Eugene Brandon officiating. Burial will be in the Lower Prairie Creek Cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Evans and husband, Johnnie, of Houston, Carolyn Aaron and husband, Bennie, of Columbus, and Yolanda Gunn and husband, the Rev. Spencer Gunn, of Tupelo; three sons, Billy Huggins and wife, Christine, of West Point, David Bounds and wife, Charlene, of Atlanta, and Marvin Bounds of Los Angeles; three sister, Annie Pearl Horton of Houston, Odell Buggs of Houlka and Maxine Hill of Houston; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David Lee White; a brother, Albert Huggins; and three sisters, Robbie Moore, Betty Hill and Lorraine Rogers.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Henry F. Frierson

OXFORD – Henry F. Frierson, 58, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at his home in Oxford. He was a native of Lafayette County. He was an institutional bookkeeper and a member of New Hope M.B. Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Oxford. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Frierson of Oxford; his father, Lester Frierson Sr. of Oxford; two sisters, Odessa Cohran and Amelia Frierson, both of Oxford; four brothers, L.A. Frierson Sr. of Jackson, James Frierson of St. Louis, Willie Frierson Sr. of Olive Branch and Lester Frierson Jr. of Oxford.

James Moran Sr.

James E. Moran Sr., 75, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home of Verona.

Maury Durden

GULFPORT – Maury Edward Durden, 77, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, in Biloxi. He was born in Birmingham and lived in Gulfport for four years. He was a Baptist. He was a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1968. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star, Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Star and the Air Force Longevity Service Award.

Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. today at Biloxi National Cemetery with full military honors. Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home of Biloxi is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Bob Casey of Edgewood, N.M.; five sisters, Gladys Richards of Atlanta, Corene Thomas and Mabel Creel, both of Birmingham, Edna Hill of Amory and Martha Townsend of Little Rock, Ark.; two brothers, Clint Durden of Talladega, Ala., and Ralph Durden of Little Rock, Ark.; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Jimmie R.

Rutherford

MARGERUM, Ala. – Jimmie R. Rutherford, 68, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at the Iuka Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home.

David McGee

TISHOMINGO – David Lee McGee, 36, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at his home. He was a welder.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Hoyt Lee and Diane McGee of Counce, Tenn.; a daughter, Rebecca Alexandria McGee of Tishomingo; his grandparents, Ailene and Melvin Bringle of Tishomingo.

Olon Kyle

DORSEY – Olon R. Kyle, 70, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton.