Obituaries, Friday, Feb. 20, 1998

AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries, Friday, Feb. 20, 1998

Mandy Wofford

OKOLONA Mandy Wofford died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at her home in Okolona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.

Fred J. Porter

MCCONDY Fred J. “Snooke” Porter, 88, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, at the Hillcrest Manor in Calhoun City. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Shady Grove M.B. Church.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Shady Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. J.L. Bobo officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Minnie Lee Marshall of Prairieview, Ill.; his caregiver, Lorene Patterson of McCondy; five grandchildren, Ophelia Williams, Virgie Bursey, Margaret Harris, Glenda Thompson and Clarice Rosemond; 33 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services.

Elma Lee Wilson

OKOLONA Elma Lee Wilson, 81, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired employee of Mohasco Manufacturing Co. in Okolona. He was an avid coon hunter, dog trader and horse salesman.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Chapel Grove West M.B. Church with the Rev. Nicholas officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Delores Cole and her husband, the Rev. Joe Cole, and Joann Judd, all of Okolona, and Betty Wilson and Barbara Griffin, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; five sons, Delma Wilson, Lee Earl Wilson, Wendell Wilson and Glen Wilson, all of Okolona, and Elma Wilson and his wife,Carolyn, of Knob Knoster, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Myrtle Ruth Wilson of Missouri; one sister, Vernice Trice and her husband, Robert, of St. Louis; 27 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. A wake will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Viola Rooks

CALEDONIA Viola Walters Rooks, 86, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at the Beverly Rehabilitation Center in Amory. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, she was born Oct. 12, 1911, to James Monroe and Essie Smith Walters. She was a homemaker and a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church since 1945. She was the widow of James Durley Rooks, who died in 1988.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen with Elder Bobby Collins officiating. Burial will be in Walters Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Rita Honeycutt of Hamilton; two sons, David Rooks of Columbus and Tony Rooks of Hamilton; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Scott Estis, Tony Rooks Jr., Patrick Rooks, Mike Rooks, Phillip Stockman and Mike Hooper.

Robert McGee

OLIVE BRANCH Robert Joseph McGee, 62, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born in 1935 in Fern Bank, Ala. He lived in Columbus, graduating from Lee High School in 1953. He served as an SP2(T) in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He attended the University of Mississippi, graduating from the School of Pharmacy in 1962. After graduation, he and his family moved to Greenville, where he was a pharmacist for 27 years, retiring from Kroger Co. in 1989.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford with Elder Charles Fitts officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Kay Hartness McGee of Olive Branch; one daughter, Valerie M. Johnston of Nesbit; two sons, Jeffery “Jeff” McGee of Madison and Robert Kent McGee of Lake Charles, La.; his mother, Georgie L. Jeffers of Columbus; one brother, Louis Calvin “L.C.” McGee of Columbus; three grandchildren.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America Inc., 140 W. 22nd St., 6th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10011-2420.

Paul Wiseman

NEW ALBANY Paul Hunter Wiseman, 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was born Dec. 10, 1910, in Union County to Robert and Elizabeth Craig Wiseman. He was an elder at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed gardening and working at the church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Charles Holland officiating and Jody Hill assisting. Burial will be in Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Mortimer Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline Brewer Wiseman; one daughter, Martha Ray of Tiplersville; one son, John B. Wiseman of Blue Mountain; one sister, Ruth Blanchard of Pomona, Calif.; one brother, Robert Wiseman of Kosciusko; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, James Hunter Wiseman.

The elders and deacons of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church will be pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services.

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Mrs. Norma Faye Grissom

Tupelo

2 p.m. today

Jefferson Street Chapel

Lee Memorial Park

John Echols Jr.

BYHALIA John Echols Jr., 78, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Central in Memphis. He was a member of Union Valley M.B. Church in Byhalia and a retired landscaper for the Memphis fairgrounds.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Union Valley M.B. Church with the Rev. S.A. Phillips 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 three sons, Roosevelt Echols of Byhalia, Dayton Reed of Holly Springs and Granville Reed of Waterford; one stepson, Willie B. Phillips of Chicago; three stepdaughters, Mary Hankins of Victoria, Mary Tunstall of Byhalia and Vertel Hankins of Chicago; seven sisters, Louise Davis, Othell Pool, Corrien Echols and Josephine Humphrey, all of Byhalia, Mattie B. Sellers and Lena Falkner, both of Holly Springs, and Ismar Beard of Aurora, Ill.; four brothers, E.C. Echols of Memphis, T.C. Echols of Flint, Mich., B.W. Echols of Byhalia and J.C. Echols of Holly Springs; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services. There will be viewing after the eulogy.

Josephine Armstrong

WEST POINT Josephine Hamblin Armstrong, 92, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at Dugan Memorial Home. She was born in Pontotoc County to James Warren and Lillie Mae Dallas Kelly. She lived in Okolona before moving to West Point in 1955. She was a retired sewing machine operator for Delta Trouser Co. of Okolona. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas W. Hamblin in 1942 and Holman E. Armstrong in 1977.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James S. Young officiating. Burial will be in Boones Chapel Cemetery near Okolona.

Survivors include three grandchildren, Randy Hamblin and Kathy Wooten, both of West Point, and Donna Letson of Barberton, Ohio; five great-grandchildren, Chris Letson and Brandy Letson, both of Barberton, Ohio, and Johnny Hamblin, Mary Hamblin and T.C. Wooten, all of West Point.

She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas M. Hamblin, on Dec. 11, 1979.

Pallbearers will be Elbert Smith, Ricky Cole, George Pearson, Jay Brantley, John Burt Wooten and Darrell Shows.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. R.T. Lott, Dr. T.N. Braddock and the staff of Dugan Memorial Home.

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

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 460 McCord St., West Point, Miss. 39773 or to Dugan Memorial Home, 804 E. Main St., West Point, Miss. 39773.

Estelle Hankins

WEST POINT Lillie Estelle Hankins, 89, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at the Clay County Medical Center in West Point. She was born in Itawamba County to John Lindsey and Alice Rebecca Bourland Patterson. She lived in Lamar County, Ala., before moving to West Point in 1943. She was a retired machine operator for Knickerbocker Manufacturing, where she worked from 1943 to 1973. She has been a member of Bible Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd F. Hankins, on March 18, 1947.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Tim Teater officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hebron Cemetery near Sulligent, Ala.

Survivors include one daughter, Arlene H. Roberts of Tupelo; one son, John Thomas Hankins of West Point; two grandchildren, James O. Roberts and his wife, Diane, of Tupelo, and Curtis F. Roberts and his wife, Donna, of Marietta; nine great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Bell Reich of Fulton.

Pallbearers will be Brian Roberts, Jason Roberts, Wesley Roberts, Jeff Williams, John Dabbs and Chad Bishop.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. R.T. Lott, Dr. T.N. Braddock, the staff of West Point Nursing Home and friends.

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

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Frank Mitchell

OXFORD Frank Mitchell, 81, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. He was a native of Lafayette County. He was a retired carpenter, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Burns United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Burns United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Hattie Houston of Oxford; three sisters, Millie Cramer of Markem, Ill., Annie Burtchet of Memphis and Lila Mitchell of Oxford; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

Clifton C. Cook

WATER VALLEY Clifton C. Cook, 46, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a native of Yalobusha County. He was a member of Oak Grove C.M.E. Church in Water Valley and a driver for Meals on Wheels.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove C.M.E. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivor include one daughter, Alice Marie Cook of Taylor; his mother, Luella Cook of Water Valley; four sisters, Evelyn Young of Water Valley, Delois Horton of Columbus, and Johnnie K. Cook and Carolyn Cook, both of Los Angeles; four brothers, James T. Cook of Coffeeville, Harold Cook of Memphis, Joe Willie Cook of Abbeville and Roland Cook of Montreal, Canada.

Odessa Lloyd

NETTLETON Odessa White Lloyd, 74, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, at her home. She was a member of New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, a former employee of Campbell Soup Co. in Chicago and a homemaker.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church in Nettleton with the Rev. John Thomas Griffin officiating and the Rev. George Taylor assisting. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery. Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Lorenza Lloyd of Nettleton; one daughter, Ruebertha Britt of Nettleton; one brother, Sammy Lee White of Nettleton; one grandchild; one great-grandchild.

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

Jonah Walker

GUIN, Ala. Jonah Walker, 49, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, at his home. He was born in Caledonia to Harry Gene Walker and Earlene Hamm Hall. He worked for the Alabama State Highway Department for the past 17 years. He was a member of the Real Chapel C.M.E. Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Norwood Funeral Home Chapel in Guin, Ala., with Bro. Mario McCulloch officiating. Burial will be in Beaver Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Pearlie M. Chambless Walker of Guin; four daughters, Stacey Walker of Fayette, Ala., Pamela Walker of Sulligent, and Jennifer and Karen Walker of Guin; a stepson, Charles Riggins of Tampa Bay, Fla.; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four stepsisters, Johnny Wallace of Winfield, Ala., Willa Dean Moore and Vaudine Hall, both of Guin, and Geraldine Hall of Hamilton, Ala.; two brothers, Joe Louis Hamm of Hamilton, Ala., and Gyles Hall Jr. of Caledonia.

Herbert Hellums

RIPLEY Herbert “Slim” Hellums died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Mary A. Stewart

ABERDEEN Mary Allison Stewart died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998. She was born Aug. 10, 1902, to Addison and Hannah Robinson. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Union Missionary Baptist Church. She married Walter Stewart Sr. on Nov. 26, 1922; he preceded her in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Union Missionary Baptist Church of Aberdeen with the Rev. John Cox officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Jackson Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Charlie Stewart of Chicago, Walter Stewart Jr. of Aberdeen, and Willie B. Stewart and his wife, Louise, of Indianapolis, Ind.; three daughters, Robbie Mary Stewart and her husband, Harvis, of West Point, Earnestine Morton and her husband, Sammy of Aberdeen, and Annie Earlene Watson and her husband, James, of Chicago; 60 grandchildren; 81 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her children, Kattie Margie Stewart and Eddie Lee Stewart.

Her grandsons will be pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sam Foster

MEMPHIS William “Sam” Foster, 88, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a retired employee of the Ford Motor Co. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Southland Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Loraine Paige Foster.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Memphis Funeral Home-Poplar Chapel. Burial will be in Memphis Memory Gardens.

Survivors include two daughters, Sammie Foster Edmundson of Collierville, Tenn., and Jo Ann Foster Anglin of Olive Branch; one sister, Grace Oxner of Collierville, Tenn.; three grandsons; four great-grandchildren.

Dotty Wilkerson

BATESVILLE Dotty Ruth Hartsfield Wilkerson, 77, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a homemaker and a member of Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church. She was the widow of John Russell Wilkerson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford with the Rev. Johnny Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Batesville.

Survivors include one daughter, Ann Thornton of Courtland; one son, John Russell Wilkerson of Albuquerque, N.M.; one brother, Howard Hartsfield of Batesville; three grandchildren, Cammie Ann Thornton and Christopher Andrew Thornton, both of Courtland, and Steven Shawn Wilkerson of Albuquerque, N.M.

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

Memorials may be made to the Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery Fund.

Eddie Z. Wilson

PRAIRIE Eddie Z. Wilson, 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Plain M.B. Church with the Rev. J.J. Webster officiating. Burial will be in Randle Cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Willie B. Wilson of Prairie; two sons, Eddie Z. Wilson Jr. and Eddie E. Wilson, both of Prairie; six daughters, Betty Wilson of Chicago, Sarah Thompson of Tupelo, and Dorothy Peterson, Hester Booker, Leola Williams and Jackie Travis, all of Prairie; one sister, Lorine Hatchett of Prairie; 36 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Christopher Riggins

ABERDEEN Christopher Riggins, 23, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, at his home in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Westbrooks Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bishop Sacus officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include four brothers, Willie Ward of West Point, Robert Lee Hoskins of Aberdeen, Cleveland Riggins Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind., and Darnell Carouthers of Chicago; three sisters, Bernice Haynes and Mary Francis Hoskins, both of Aberdeen, and Judy Mae Riggins of Grand Rapids, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ella Mae Hoskins and Cleveland Riggins.

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

Lenzell Lenoir

ABERDEEN Lenzell Lenoir, 55, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, at his home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Westbrooks Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev. W.G. Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in Sykes Cemetery.

Survivors include seven sons, Lenzell Lenoir Jr., James Edward Lenoir and Eric Lenoir, all of West Point, Patrick Henry Lenoir of Duncan, S.C., and Travis Burton, Terrence Burton and Kenricho Doss, all of Aberdeen; four daughters, Lucretia Lenoir of West Point, Kimberly Burton and Kimberly Doss, both of Aberdeen, and Veneta Haughton of St. Louis, Mo.; three brothers, Ernest Lenoir of Aberdeen, and Mozel Lenoir and Bennie J. Lenoir, both of St. Louis; two sisters, Annie Mae Shaw and Idella Fair, both of Aberdeen; 12 grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the chapel one hour before services.

Mary Irby

Mary Nan Irby, 67, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Shannon. She enjoyed reading, doing needlepoint and traveling.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Roy McAlilly officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include two sisters, Frances Walker of Tupelo and Martha Yawn of Fulton; three nephews, Bobby Walker, Bill Irby and Jim Irby; two aunts, Ruby Nichols and Opal Simmons.

She was preceded in death by a brother, James M. Irby, in 1963.

Pallbearers will be Bob Walker, Bobby Walker, Perry Walker, Bill Irby, Jim Irby and Steve Gregory.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Mississippi, P.O. Box 9865, Jackson, Miss. 39286-0865.

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Mary Nan Irby

Tupelo

11 a.m. Saturday

Lee Memorial Chapel

Lee Memorial Park

Visit: 4 to 8 p.m. today

Nannie Damons

CORINTH Nannie Damons, 76, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, at the McNairy County General Hospital in Selmer, Tenn. She was a retired cook and a Methodist.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at City Road C.M.E. Church with the Rev. Steve Mayhorn officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, James Damons and Rev. Henry Damons Sr., both of Corinth; six daughters, Margaret King, Barbara Walker, Tina Spears and Eleanor Benson, all of Corinth, Mary Scott of Alicetown, Pa., and Rosemary Buckley of Jackson, Tenn.; one brother, James Miller of Chicago.

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

Elma Walker

CORINTH Elma Walker died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Patricia Patterson

CORINTH Patricia Patterson died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Lois Anglin

TISHOMINGO Lois Anglin, 79, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. She was a member of Tishomingo Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tishomingo Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Burge officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Hubert Anglin of Tishomingo; one daughter, Jennifer Foret and her husband, Patrick, of Tishomingo; one son, Phillip Anglin and his wife, Nancy, of Broken Arrow, Okla.; two sisters, Marie Glenn of Iuka and Edness Gwyn of Corinth; four granddaughters and their husbands, Michelle and Bill Brown of Columbus, Kacey and Wendell Phifer of Cairo, Kalah Smith of Tishomingo, and Myra and Pat Leary of Baton Rouge, La.; two great-grandchildren, Brooke and Logan Leary of Baton Rouge.

Pallbearers will be Royce Howie, Kim Dawson, Mark Nichols, Reed McNatt, Bob Wadkins and Truett Brown.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bethlehem Cemetery Endowment Fund, 75 CR 43, Dennis, Miss. 38838 in memory of Lois Anglin.

Kyler Williams

RED BAY, Ala. Kyler Bradford Williams, infant son of William Bradford and Tina Williams of Red Bay, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at the Helen Keller Hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Scott officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents; one sister, Kristen Williams of Red Bay; his grandparents, Jack and Janis Williams of Nashville, Tenn., and Bob and Deanna White of Van Buren, Ark.; his great-grandparents, Nannette Williams of New Orleans, La., and Zella White and Ruth Goin, both of Knoxville, Tenn.

Edna Mae Akers

TISHOMINGO Edna Mae Akers, 78, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at her home. She was a native of Tennessee and a homemaker for 63 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lilburn Akers, in 1984.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Tishomingo with Turner Paseur officiating. Burial will be in Mackeys Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty Isbell of Memphis; two sons, Bill Akers of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Robert Akers of Vina, Ala.; one sister, Jessie Blanche Hollands of Cairo; three brothers, Jack Sheppard of Cairo, Ellis Sheppard of Tishomingo and Clarence Sheppard of Battle Creek, Mich.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Floyd Willingham Jr., Randy Jarnigan, Kirk Isbell, Kendal Akers and Bruce Clements.

Marylou Hunter

RED BAY, Ala. Marylou Hunter, 63, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at the Red Bay Hospital. She was a native of Ohio. She was a school bus driver with the Pickerington, Ohio, School System for 13 years. She attended the First Community Church in Buckeye Lake, Ohio.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with the Rev. Robert Newman officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Hunter of Red Bay; four daughters, Debbie and Colin Doone of Stoutsville, Ohio, Nancy and Tony Graham of Kingsville, Ohio, Tammy and Jon McWilliams of Red Bay, and Donna and Steve Rowe of Rock Hill, S.C.; one brother, Ralph Wine of West Jefferson, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Justin Doone, Jordan Doone, Kyle Graham, Eva Graham, Tiffany McWilliams, Audrie McWilliams, Chelsey McWilliams, Kelly Rowe, Dan Rowe and Anna Rowe.

Pallbearers will be Colin Doone, Tony Graham, Jon McWilliams, Steve Rowe, Kyle Graham and Justin Doone.

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

Brady Davis

CHEROKEE, Ala. Brady Davis, 88, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a member of Harris Chapel Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Russell Dobbs and the Rev. Jeff Davis officiating. Burial will be in Snowdown Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Vera Nichelson Davis of Cherokee, Ala.; three sisters-in-law, Gladys Nickelson, Ethel Byrd and Velma Dobbs, all of Cherokee, Ala.; one brother-in-law, Orbie Nichelson; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Leona Thomas

ITTA BENA Leona Evelyn Louise Thomas, 20 months, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, at her home. She was born June 27, 1996, in Greenwood to Charles Edward Thomas and Jeanette Rena Little Thomas.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hopewell Cemetery in New Albany with the Rev. Bill Merritt officiating. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her parents; her grandparents, Harvey Edward Thomas and Sara Thomas of Myrtle, and Nancy Evelyn Howard of Itta Bena; her great-grandfather, Roy McDuff Thomas of Blue Mountain; one brother, Merle Edward Thomas of Itta Bena; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Dorothy Earley

BOONEVILLE Dorothy Faye Thornton Earley, 65, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at her home after a long illness. She was a Baptist and a retired employee of Marietta Manufacturing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Short officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Jackie Earley; three daughters, Deborah Haynes of Booneville, Carolyn Buczek of Chicago and Wanda Sellers of Texarkana, Ark.; one stepdaughter, Anna Marie Earley of Chicago; one son, Joey White of Texarkana, Ark.; one stepson, Jack F.M. Earley of Jasper, Ala.; one sister, Shirley Stephens of Tupelo; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. today.

Ruby Austin

BURNSVILLE Ruby Lynch Austin, 77, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin P. Austin.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ with Guy Hester officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Burcham of Burnsville and Janis Hardwick of Iuka; two sons, Gerry Austin and James R. Austin, both of Burnsville; one brother, J.D. Lynch of Iuka; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Her grandsons will be pallbearers.

Emma Wallace

IUKA Emma Wallace, 86, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at the Iuka Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home.

Herman K. Ginn

CORINTH Herman K. Ginn, 84, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Funeral Directors.