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Martha Claiborne McInnis
Born in Kingstree, SC on Feb. 15, 1915
Departed on Feb. 16, 2005 and resided in Laurinburg, NC.
Service: Friday Feb. 18, 2005
Family Gathering: Thursday Feb. 17, 2005
Friday Feb. 18, 2005
Cemetery: Carolina Presbyterian Church
Martha Claiborne McInnis
Laurinburg, NC
Mrs. Martha Claiborne McInnis, 90, of Scotia Village and formerly of Clio died Wednesday, February 16, at Scotia Village. A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday at Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Clio by the Rev. Thomas Groome. She is survived by her son, John McInnis, III and his wife, Gail of Clio and her daughter, Claiborne McInnis of Bennettsville; two grandchildren, Beth McInnis of Spartanburg and Haden Milligan of Laurinburg. She was born February 15, 1915 in Kingstree, SC, a daughter of the late William C. and Bessie Boyd Claiborne. A graduate of Coker College, “Miss Martha” taught history and Latin in Summerton, Bennettsville, Clio, and Gibson. She was also a former adult Sunday school teacher at Clio Presbyterian Church. She was a Cub Scout Den mother and a beloved grandmother. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Hospice of Scotland County, PO Box 1033, Laurinburg, NC 28353. The family will be receiving friends at the residence of John McInnis, 1622 Tatum Hwy., Clio.

Hertha McInnis
Winder, GA
Hertha McInnis, 88, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002.
A native of Leakesville, Miss., Mrs. McInnis was a daughter of the late Samuel J. and Cora Byrd Green and was the widow of Hugh McInnis Jr. She was a retired apparel inspector. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Carter Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Survivors include a daughter, Judie McInnis Rustin, Winder; and a son, Hugh A. McInnis, Winder. Athens Banner-Herald, Friday, Sept. 13, 2002

SANGERVILLE, ME, Linda M. McInnis, 58, went home to be with the Lord November 27, 2003, at her home in Sangerville. She was born January 15, 1945, in Dover-Foxcroft, daughter of George and Dorothy (Ridley) Crosby. Linda worked at Hardwood Products Company in Guilford for many years and attended the Abbot Evangelical Free Church. She is survived by her husband, Gary McInnis of Sangerville; 2 sons, Harry and his wife, Umi McInnis of Washington D.C., and Greg McInnis of Sangerville; a daughter and her husband, Kathy and Kevin Drew of Guilford; 3 brothers and their wives, Phillip and Lena Crosby of Arizona, Robert and Linda Crosby of Dover-Foxcroft and Harold Crosby of Guilford; 2 sisters, Mary Smith and Beverly and her husband Guy Terrell of Presque Isle; several grandchildren; special friends Lucy and Kerry McKenzie of Parkman and Al and Everetta Bowley of Guilford; special cousin Gloria and her husband George Tobin of Williamsburg; special nurses who cared for Linda during her illness, Mary Champeon of Dover-Foxcroft and Lisa El-Hajj of Hampden, and her doctor Audrey Garrett M.D. of Bangor. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Saturday, November 29, 2003, at the Abbot Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Ray Beless officiating. Friends may call at the church an hour before the time of the service. Burial will be in the Village Cemetery in Sangerville. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Abbot Evangelical Free Church, P.O. Box 131, Abbot, ME 04406. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Guilford.

McINNIS, Ronald Stewart
Hubbards, Nova Scotia, Canada
McINNIS, Ronald Stewart - 68, Mill Cove, passed away February 17, 2005, at home, surrounded by his family. Born in 1936, he was a son of the late Stewart and Margaret McInnis. Ronnie was loved by many, he was known for his flower gardens, woodworking, bird watching and he took great pride in his fish pond. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He worked most of his life as a stevedore on the Halifax waterfront and was a member of ILA Local 269. Ronnie also worked as a fisherman with his brother-in-law, the late Mervyn Snair. He will be truly missed by his friends and family. Thanks for all the love and support of his AA buddies especially the World Famous Hubbards Group and a very special thanks to friend Bob M. He was predeceased by good friend, Mike R., who, we are sure, is waiting for him in heaven. Missing him greatly are wife of 47 years, Christine; sons, Randy (Joanne Westhaver), Kevin (Stephanie); daughters, Wendy (Roger Jollimore), Kim (John Laws); sisters, Arlene (Colin MacIsaac), Judy (Terry Young); brother, Carmon; grandchildren, Abbie, Lucy, Tyler, Chanse, Maggie, and Jack; stepgranddaughter, Darlene; many nieces and nephews. He loved his pets very much and they waited by his side through it all, cats Fraggle and Annie, and dog Taylor. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Hubbards. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday in St. Luke's Anglican Church, Hubbards, Rev. Jim Greene officiating. Burial to follow in St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Fox Point. Family flowers only please. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or S.H.A.I.D. Animal Shelter. On-line condolences can be made at: "Let Go & Let God"

Mrs. Nancy McInnis died on February 13, 2003, at the Summit Nursing home. She was born to the union of John W. and Emma J. Smith in Yazoo City, Miss., on July 29, 1908. She was the fourth child of 14 children. She received her education in Yazoo County, Miss. She received her college degree from Campbell college in Jackson, Miss. She was a schoolteacher in Columbus, Miss., and Greenada, Miss. She joined Perry Chapel in Mississippi at an early age. On June 2, 1929, she was united in holy matrimony to Rev. I. H. McInnis. She came to Kansas City, Mo., in 1992. She joined Cain-Grant A. M. E. church, under the leadership of Rev. Arthur Carter. She worked faithfully in various departments at the church until she became ill in 1997. Her parents, husband, one daughter, one granddaughter, four sisters and six brothers preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her memories, four granddaughters, Nancy L. (Rev. Johnny) Johnson, Betty J. Jones, Gwenlyn E. (Andre) Green, Roberts Y. Emanuel, 13 great grandchildren, 10 great, great grandchildren; three sisters, Maude M. Rogers, Emma M. (Elder L. H.) Harvey-Clark, Learlean DeBerry-Smith; 57 nieces and nephews, 75 great nieces and nephews, and other family, friends and relatives from Missouri, California, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Mississippi. "A Godly life ended for Nancy McInnis on February 13. She was taken from us. We know she is at rest with our Heavenly father. There are three steps to Heaven. Out of self in Christ into glory. Nancy took these first two steps in life and lived a beautiful life in Christ. Now she has taken the third step where there is no pain, no sorrow and no more disappointment. We know she is satisfied now and that she is keeping her great reward reserved for their faithful," said a family spokesperson. Services for Mrs. McInnis were held on Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Cain-Grant A. M. E. church. Rev. Arthur Carter officiated. Interment, Forest Hill cemetery.
Arrangements provided by the Watkins Brothers Memorial chapel.

Neil H. McInnis Jr.
KANNAPOLIS — Neil H. McInnis Jr., 82, Kannapolis, died Tuesday (March 22, 2001), at Transitional Health Services. Born Nov. 11, 1918, in Rockingham, Mr. McInnis was the son of the late Neil H. and Ada Davis McInnis. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Philippines, New Guinea and Luzon. He was awarded the American Defense Service Medal, the Philippine Liberation ribbon with two bronze service stars and the Asiatic Pacific Theatre campaign medal with four bronze service stars. He worked at Belk department store for 34 years.
His wife, Janie Ellen Connor McInnis, died in 2000.
Survivors include son Timothy Connor McInnis, Kannapolis; and sister Margaret Howard, Kannapolis; Services:Memorial, 3 p.m. Sunday, Second Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Brant Piper. Burial, Carolina Memorial Park with military honors. Visitation:7-9 tonight, Whitley’s Funeral Home; also at the church from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Memorials:Second Presbyterian Church, 1010 Centergrove Road, Kannapolis, NC 28083.

Exie Butler McInnis — 7/2/2002
Exie Butler McInnis, 100, died Monday, July 1, 2002, in Lake Charles. She was born in Peason on Jan. 8, 1902, to the late Allen and Ella Butler. She married Lev McInnis on Jan. 1, 1934. She was a graduate of Peason High School and Louisiana Normal College. She taught for many years in Sabine Parish schools. She was a former social reporter for the Sabine Index and the Natchitoches Times. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and the Sabine Parish Homemakers Extension. She was the oldest member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include her children, Marlynn and James Burt of Shreveport; Mariella and L.C. Welch of Lake Charles and Margie and Roy Lee Brown of Peason; her grandchildren, Beverly and Dale Watkins and Rhonda and Dane Caskey of Keithville, Kathy Burt and Kristie Brown of Shreveport; Cheryl and Jeff O’Neal of Moss Bluff; Kim and Terry McCollough of Peason; Kayla and Lewis Hopkins of Mount Carmel and Robyn Welch of Greenville, S.C.; her great-grandchildren, Steve Burt, Jessica McCollough, Randi and Kati Morgan and Marissa Brown of Shreveport; Jennifer and Paul Grayson, D.J. and James Caskey of Keithville; Nancy McCollough of Peason; Cody, Kyle and Chase Hopkins of Mount Carmel; David O’Neal of Kansas City, Mo.; Phillip and Nicole O’Neal of Sulphur and Michael and Timothy O’Neal of Moss Bluff; her nieces, Janet Mackenzie of Rome, Ga., and Jimmie Feuge of DeRidder; a nephew, Cliff Lockwood of DeRidder; and a host of extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Monroe and Elijah Butler; two grandchildren, Phillip Welch and Karen Brown; and two great-grandchildren, Angel Caskey and Jamie Burt. Honorary pallbearers will be James Burt, L.C. Welch, Roy Lee Brown, Dale Watkins, Jeff O’Neal, Dane Caskey, Terry McCol-lough, Lewis, Cody, Kyle, and Chase Hopkins and Rickey Robertson. Pallbearers will be Steve Burt, David, Phillip, Michael and Timothy O’Neal, D.J. and James Caskey, and Paul Grayson. Her funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, in Pine Grove Baptist Church of Peason. Burial will be in Middle Creek Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. The Revs. Glenn Flenniken and Bobby Shirley will officiate. Visitation is from 5 p.m. today in the church.

Lucille Jones McInnis, 92, passed into her new heavenly life Monday. Lucille immigrated from Varna, Bulgaria to Ft. Myers 80 years ago with her mother Annie Peters and younger brother Pete. Her father, William, came before them to prepare a home for his family in the quaint little community he discovered on the banks of the Caloosahatchee. She was the widow of David Jones of Climax, GA and David H. McInnis of Ft. Myers. She was a charter member of the 'Pioneer Club of Lee County' and known affectionately as 'the lady in the shoe department' at J.C. Penny's until her first retirement in 1978. For many years, her friendly smile and warm hello greeted diners at the old Snack House restaurant where she knew each one by first name. She was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church for many years.
Lucille joins brothers Pete Peters and William Peters, Jr. She is survived by a brother Angelo Peters (FMHS 1948) of Ft. Myers and a sister Panka Ann Peters (Herring) (FMHS 1952) of Tallahassee. She is also survived by her children; Dafinka Baker (Robert) (FMHS 1958) and Homer 'Billy' Jones, (Jan) both of Ft. Myers, George D. Jones (Starlet) of Gainesville, GA and Floyd Jones (Sharon) of Lake City, FL, she was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 17 great- grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, with the Trisagion being held at 7:30. The services will be on Thursday at 10:00 AM at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 8210 Cypress Lake Drive. Interment will follow at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice N. or the Greek Orthodox Church. Arrangements by Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.

Harry E. McInnis
Memorial services for Mr. Harry E. McInnis will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at First United Methodist Church in Minden. Officiating will be the Rev. J. Roddy Taylor and the Rev. James Poole. Services are under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home. Visitation with family members will be at a reception immediately following the service in the Wesley Room at First United Methodist Church. A lifelong resident of Minden, Mr. McInnis died on Sunday, November 30, at his home. The son of Helen Norman and John Lawson McInnis, Mr. McInnis was born on June 13, 1913, at Bussey, Ark. As a youth, he was active in his church, school, and Scouting. As a member of Troop 35 in Minden, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1929. He graduated as salutatorian from Minden High School in 1930, having served as president of his senior class. After working for one year as the sports editor of the local newspaper, he attended Louisiana State University from 1931 to 1935, attaining a bachelor of science in business administration. While at LSU, he was a member of the LSU Marching Band and Theta Xi Fraternity. After graduating from LSU, he worked for the Louisiana Department of Revenue until his enlistment in the United States Navy in 1942. During World War II, he served as an Ensign aboard the aircraft carrier USS Fanshaw Bay in the Pacific Theater of war from 1942 to 1945. After the war, he returned to Minden to the family insurance business, McInnis Insurance Agency, which he served as president from 1946 to 1990. He was a member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Louisiana and the secretary-treasurer of the Minden Insurance Exchange. In 1947, Harry and his brother, John L. McInnis, co-founded McInnis Brothers Construction, a commercial and industrial construction firm, which he served until his retirement. He was a past president of Associated General Contractors, Shreveport Chapter. Mr. McInnis was a member of First United Methodist Church in Minden since 1925. He was a longtime member of the Banks Sunday school class and past chairman of the Church Finance Committee. He also served on three church building committees. He served his community as a member of the Webster Parish Selective Service Board from 1967 to 1972. He was a director of Minden Bank & Trust Company from 1957 to 1983, serving his last two years as chairman of the board. He was selected as Minden's Man of the Year in 1976. Mr. McInnis was the recipient of Norwela Council's Distinguished Citizen Award in 1996 and was also recognized as a James E. West Fellow by Boy Scouts of America. Mr. McInnis was a longtime member of the Minden Lions Club, American Legion, and Shreveport Club. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Claire Burks McInnis. He is survived also by two sons: Harry E. McInnis, Jr., and M. Philip McInnis and his wife Kathy. Surviving grandchildren are Marshall Phillips McInnis and wife Amy; Katherine McInnis Webb and husband Craig; Kyle Christopher McInnis and wife Molly; Margaret Elizabeth McInnis; and Mark Philip McInnis, Jr. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren: Mary Grayson McInnis, Claire Bickham McInnis, and Chandler Elizabeth Webb. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to First United Methodist Church of Minden.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Mr. Vincent Walker-McInnis was born Feb. 18, 1955, in Laurel (Jones County), Miss. His family moved to Moss Point, Miss., and at an early age he united with the Good Hope Missionary Baptist. He attended school in Moss Point, however, he completed high school at Piney Wood County Life School in Piney Wood, Miss. After graduating from high school, he attended Jackson State University. Vincent enlisted in the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, he united in holy matrimony with Terri Adams. To this union three children were born. Having served in the military for 20 years, Vincent retired and later moved to Henderson, Nevada, where he departed this life on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005. He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife: Terri Adams Mclnnis of Henderson, Nev.; three children, Eric, Richard and Jasmine McInnis, all of Henderson, Nev.; his father and mother, Charles and Doris McInnis of Moss Point, Miss.; one brother, Maurice McInnis of Moss Point; two sisters, Adonna Seals of Memphis, Tenn. and Claudia (Leon) Anderson of Tallahassee, Fla.; one uncle, Arthur (Katherine) Walker of Laurel, Miss.; three aunts, Monica Ruffin of Hamilton, Ohio, Georgia Walker of Flint, Mich. and Velva (Bobby) Couvson of San Diego, Calif.; three nieces, three nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Martin Luther King Drive, Moss Point, Miss. Funeral services will begin promptly at 1 p.m. with the Pastor Robert E. Coker officiating. Interment will be in the National Cemetery, Biloxi, Miss. Arrangements by Robinson's Friendly Funeral Home, Moss Point, Miss.

Willis Raymond McInnis
April 7, 2004
Willis Raymond McInnis, 57, of Napili, Maui, a retired real estate agent, will be remembered in services at a later date. McInnis died in a shark attack off Pohaku Park in Kahana, Maui. He was born in Minnesota. He is survived by son Mark, brother Larry and sister Darlene Skinner.

Mary Lea Barks McInnis
Dec. 25, 1933 — June 12, 2000
WELCH, Okla. — Graveside services for Mary Lea Barks McInnis, 66, of Sugar Land, Texas, are set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bluejacket Cemetery in Bluejacket, Okla. The Rev. Marty McCord will officiate.
Mrs. McInnis died Monday at Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston.
She was born in Welch, Okla. She attended Bluejacket High School, State Business College and Northeastern A&M College. She was a secretary for Continental Carbon. She taught at Brazos Business College in Bryan for eight years. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Paul Broadus of Sugarland; one brother, Bill Barks of Joplin, Mo.; two granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; and numerous friends. Services are under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home in Welch, Okla.

Mrs. Mary M. McInnis
Mary M. McInnis, 83 of Gulfport died Wednesday, February 23, 2005 in Biloxi. She was born April 10, 1921 in Bay Springs, MS. A lifelong Presbyterian, she was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Gulfport where she was active in church activities and was also active in civic activities. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herrin E. McInnis; a son, John N. McInnis; sisters, Ida Mattie Burns and Maxine West; and her brother, Joe Alex McFarland, all of Bay Springs. She is survived by a daughter, Mary M. Barnett and her husband, William E. Barnett of Williamsburg, VA; a son William A. McInnis and his wife, Jaima O. McInnis of Marietta, GA; a brother, Robert H. McFarland of Bay Springs; and two granddaughters, Elisabeth A. Barnett of Charlotte, NC and Mabry B. Ray and her husband Russell of Richmond, VA. The funeral service will be Monday February 28, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Gulfport where friends may visit from 1:00 p.m. until the service. Interment will be private at Machpelah Cemetery in Pascagoula. The family prefers donations to First Presbyterian Church, 1214 24th Ave., Gulfport, MS 39501, or Bay Springs Presbyterian


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