Elton Kelly, 92, of Canton died June 23, 2003, at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were held June 28 at Holy Child Jesus Catholic Church in Canton with burial in Onisha Burks Cemetery. Family Memorial Funeral Services Inc. handled arrangements.
Survivors include: his wife, Nell Kelly of Canton; children, Jessie Kelly of Carthage, Bobby Kelly of Jackson, Flora Jordan and husband Johnny of Jackson, and Doris Tate of Gary, Ind.; and brothers, Leon Griffin, Stanford Griffin and Selmon Griffin.
Ruby Nell Williams
Ruby Nell Williams, 77, of Brandon died June 27, 2003, at her home.
Funeral services were held June 29 at Breeland Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Canton Cemetery.
Survivors include: husband Richard L. Williams of Brandon; stepsons, Richard "Ricky" Williams Jr. of Boyce, La., Dennis Williams of Ball, La., and Andy Williams of Effie, La.; stepdaughters, Marie Wooten of DeVille, La., and Karen Smith of West Memphis, Ark.; brothers, Wayne Coker of Lancaster, Texas, and Dean Coker of Jackson; sisters, Jean Budia of Ennis, Texas, Ann Drew of Clinton; and 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Rosie Lee Collins Tucker
Rosie Lee Collins Tucker, 92, of Canton died June 22, 2003, at Madison County Medical Center in Canton.
Funeral services were held June 28 at Pleasant Gift Missionary Baptist Church in Canton with burial in the church cemetery. Family Memorial Funeral Services Inc. handled arrangements.
Survivors include: sons, Earnest Tucker and Columbus Tucker, Chicago; foster son, Johnny B. Johnson of Canton; daughters, the Rev. Clora T. Handy, Irene Echols and husband Pete, and Maude Washington and husband Ira, all of Canton, and Barbara Roberson and husband Henry of Jackson.
Laura Carolyn Callahan
Laura Carolyn Callahan, 57, of Madison, a former Canton native, died June 16, 2003, at St. Dominic/Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held June 18 at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel in Ridgeland with burial in Natchez Trace Cemetery.
Survivors include: her husband, Thomas A. "Tommy" Callahan of Madison; daughter, Nina Michele Joseph of Ridgeland; father, Woodrow W. Cole of Jackson; brother, Wayne A. Cole of Jackson; and grandchildren, Nicholas Joseph and Laura Joseph, both of Ridgeland.
Willie John Dallas
Willie John Dallas, 65, of Canton died June 11, 2003, at Madison County Medical Center in Canton.
Funeral services were held June 19 at Southern Hill Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Onisha Burks Cemetery in Canton. Family Memorial Funeral Services Inc. handled arrangements.
Survivors include: his wife, Bobbie Jean Dallas of Canton; daughters, Pamela Wales and husband Clyde of Jackson, and Stephanie Dallas of Canton; stepson, Edward Lee Allen; brothers, Hezekiah Dallas and George Dallas, both of Jackson; and sisters, Mary Agaus of Jackson and Mary Alice Bartee of Flint, Mich.
Tiny Melvin McBride
Tiny Melvin McBride, 48, of Durant died June 17, 2003, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital in Greenwood.
Funeral services were held June 20 at Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Durant.
Survivors include: his wife, Rebecca McBride of Vaiden; mother, Jewell McBride of Durant; sons, William Christopher McBride of Vaughan and Edwin Lee McBride of Canton; grandmother, E. Massey of Canton ; brothers, Dwain McBride, Mabry McBride, Donnie McBride, Archie McBride, all of Durant, and Bobby Joe McBride of Tupelo; and sisters, Pam Martin and Beverly Coleman, both of Durant.
Rosie L. Torrence
Rosie L. Torrence, 78, of Camden died June 17, 2003, at River Oaks Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services were held June 21 at Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Camden with burial in the church cemetery. Family Memorial Services Inc. handled arrangements.
Survivors include: children, W.C. Scott and wife Vivian, William Torrence and wife Laverne of Atlanta, Lizzie Cheers, Eddie Torrence and wife Annette of Jackson, Deloris Luckett and husband Quillie, Lee Ethel Robinson and husband Horace of Canton, Ammie Ross and Mozell Parker of Lansing, Mich; and brothers, Roger Lee Scott and wife Nancy of Camden, and Walter James Scott and wife Josephine of Lansing, Mich.
Stanley Oliver Gilbert Jr.
Stanley Oliver Gilbert Jr., 71, of Canton died June 20, 2003, in Madison.
Funeral services were held June 23 at Breeland Funeral Home Chapel in Canton with burial in the Canton Cemetery.
Survivors include one niece and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Jean Gilbert, who died in 1989.