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Mississippi Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 151

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Date: Wednesday, 2 February 2011, at 6:33 p.m.

Lucy Lee May Pittman
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003 at 11 a.m. in the Mt. Bethel M.B. Church in Sandy Hook for Lucy Lee May Pittman, 74, of Marion County, who died Wednesday, Oct. 29. Interment was in the church cemetery. The Rev. J.E. Wells officiated at the service assisted by the Rev. Calvin Brown and the Rev. Demetrius Pittman.

Mrs. Pittman was born Dec. 11, 1928 to the late Fleet and Lottie May in Walthall County. She was the third of six siblings, two of whom preceded her in death.

She graduated as Valedictorian of Magee’s Creek High School and attended Alcorn A&M College, now known as Alcorn State University.

In 1948 she married marcus Pheonix Pittman, Sr., who also preceded her in death.

She was a member of Mount Bethel Baptist Church, serving faithfull for 54 years in many capacities, one of her favorites being President of the Mass Choir. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and transporting community members. She left footprints in the State Convention, District Association, Singing Conventions (both vocal and gospel), the city of Columbia and Sandy Hook.

She served the Gospel Choir as its leader, and was the coordinator of all the choirs of the church. She provided motherly care for the children, youth, and young adults. As a Deaconess, she was faithfull and committed. She received Christian education from the Baptist Seminary.

She is survived by: eight children, Vinetta, Yolanda and Faye of Marion County, Evelyn of Spartanburg, S.C., Marcus Jr., of Gautier, Jim Luke of Hohenfels, Germany, Tina of Killeen, Texas, and Demetrius of Prentiss; two “special” children, Juanita Wells of Monticello, and Cassandra Hinton of Marion County; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gertrude Holmes and Ella Wee Jacobs; one brother, Percy May; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were her nephews, Larry Holmes, James Jacobs, Brad May, Russell May, Benjamin Pittman Jr., and BIlly Ray Pittman.

Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons, Desmond Barnes, Keswyck Bivens, Cherrell Brown, LaVonzell Peters, Caleb Pittman, Joshua Pittman, Marcus Pittman III, Michael Pugh, Phoenix Thompson, Jesse Thompson III, and Matthew Tice.

Wells & Wells Funeral Home in Woodville was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mount Bethel M.B. Church Music Department.

Olen Landrum
Graveside funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003 at 10 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church Cemetery for Olen Landrum, 65, of Columbia, who died Sunday, Nov. 2 at Marion General Hospital.

A native of Columbia, he was a mechanic.

Survivors include: two daughters, Dorothy Lynn Landrum of Tulsa, Okla., and Terrie V. Cooper of Sand Springs, Okla.; one sister, Linda Ellen Fry of Monrol, Okla.; grandchildren, Crystal Kite, Alesha Kite and Elmo Burke IV of Tulsa, Okla., Larry Lumm, Beth Lumm and William Landrum of Sand Springs, Okla.; and great-grandchild, Larry Lumm Jr., of Sandsprings, Okla.; and friends and caretakers, J.J. McCain and wife Brooke McCaon of Columbia, and Bill and Mary Jenkins of Bogalusa, La.

Colonial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rachel Shivers

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 11 at 2:00 pm at Bunkerhill Baptist Church for Mrs. Rachel Shivers, 78, of Columbia, who died Saturday, May 8 at Marion General Hospital. Interment was in the New Bunkerhill Cemetery.

Randy Gardner officiated at the service assisted by James Hitt.

Visitation was held Monday, May 10 from 5:00 - 8:00 and one hour prior to the service at the church.

A native of Marion County, she was retired and a member of Bunkerhill Baptist Church where she served as the G.A. leader for a number of years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Orlis Shivers, three brothers, and two sisters.

Survivors include one son, Thad Shivers and wife Veronica, both of Columbia, two sisters, Betty Boucher of Columbia, and Grace Patterson of Lafayette, La., two grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Colonial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Donald Ginn
Funeral services were held May 16, 2004, at 2:00 pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel for Donald “Goose” Ginn, 65, of the Darbun Community who died May 14, 2004 at his home. Interment was in the Magees Creek Cemetery.

Paul McElroy officiated at the service assisted by Tommy Prince. Visitation was held May 15, 2004 from 5:30 - 9:30.

A native of Darbun, he was a retired oilfield worker and a member of Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Irene Ball Ginn and brothers Jepp and Rex Ginn.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Prince Ginn of Darbun, one daughter, Tammy Ginn Stringer and husband Creg Stringer, two sons, Michael Ginn and his wife Kandee Moody Ginn and Jeffrey Ginn and wife Jennifer Overland, three grandchildren, Bryan Ginn, Aaron Stringer, and Jennifer Stringer.

Pallbearers were Ronald Bracey, Randy Bracey, Jon Miller, Gorge Miller, Mike Anderson, and Joseph Anderson.

Honorary pallbearers were Larry Dunaway, Joe Connor, Jimmy Cox, Tony Luther, and Marc Wood.

Community Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Bailey
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 20, 2004, at 2:00 pm at Shiloh Baptist Church for Mrs. Ruby Hunt Bailey, 92, of Foxworth, who died Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at Marion General Hospital. Interment was in the Shiloh Cemetery. Jimmy Jones officiated at the service assisted by Ralph Sanford and Doug Benedict. Visitation was held Wednesday, May 19, 2004 from 5:30 - 9:00 at the funeral home.

A native of Marion County, she was a retired housewife and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Foxworth and the Kokomo Homemakers Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Edward Bailey, a son, James Edward Bailey, six brothers, Lucious, Oscar, Willie, Jewel, Herman, and Langston Hunt, and four sisters, Ida McCain, Sylvia McCain, Doris Gill, and an infant sister.

Survivors include two daughters, Ellen Ruth Brown of Sedene, Texas and Louise Wood of Kaiser, Ark, two sisters, Mrs. Mylvia Williamson and Una McKenzie, both of Foxworth, four grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Roy Miller, Keith Scarbrough, Billy Hunt, Richard Davis, Joe Glyn Reynolds, and Percy McCain.
Colonial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Willie Rea Magee
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 23, 2004, at 2:00 pm at the Chapel of Colonial Funeral Home for Mrs. Willie Rea Magee, 93, of Columbia, who died Friday, May 21, 2004 at The Myrtles Health Care Facility. Interment was in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Wayne VanHorn officiated at the service assisted by Wayne Ward. Visitation was held Saturday, May 22, 2004 from 4:30 - 7:00.

A native of Marion County, she was a retired factory worker and a member of First Baptist in Columbia where she was a member of Martha Stewart’s Sunday School class.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charley W. Magee and Robert L. Magee, a brother, John Wilson Rhymes and parents, Frank C. and Bessie Rhymes.

Survivors include one sister, Dempel Wilkinson of Columbia, a nephew, John Gary Rhymes of Punta Gorda, Fla, two nieces, Helen Simmons of Columbia, and Parricia McDaniel of Ocean Springs, and a number of great-nieces and nephews.

Colonial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Kiel McKenzie
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at 10:00 am at the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel for Kiel Warren McKenzie, 18, of Columbia who died Saturday, May 22, 2004 at his residence. Interment was in the Improve Cemetery. Rev. Hiram Campbell officiated at the service. Visitation was held Monday, May 24, 2004, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

A native of Biloxi, he was an offshore worker and a member of Improve Baptist Church.

Survivors include his parents, Glen and Terry McKenzie, two brothers, Kasey and Kalin McKenzie, grandparents, Bobby and Dale McKenzie, Jim and Bobbie Geverd, and Garland and Verlee Earls, all of Columbia, and one great-grandmother, Louise Geverd of Williamstown, N.J.

Pallbearers were Dan Magee, Pat McShea, Joe Van Parkman, William Gill, Bryan Breakfield, Ronald Simmons, Roy Pittman, and Clint Raybourn.

Colonial Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Bowman
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at 1:00 pm at the Chapel of Colonial Funeral Home for Mildred Bowman, 78, of Gulfport, who died Saturday, May 22, 2004 at Garden Park Hospital. Interment was in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Rev. Kenny Peavy officiated at the service. Visitation was held Monday, May 24, 2004 from 5:00 - 9:00.

A native of Marion County, she was a retired hairdresser.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius William Bowman and two brothers, Harold and Billy Watson.

Survivors include four sons, John E. Bowman of Columbia, Robert Bowman of Gulfport, Stephen Bowman of Long Beach, and William Bowman of Pearlington, five sisters, Faye Johnson of Texas, Mary Ann Silomin, Beth Thomas, Maudie Sue Johnson, and Peggy Watson, all of California, one brother, Sonny Watson of Nevada, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a number of great-nieces and nephews.

Colonial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Steven Watts
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at 3:00 pm at the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel for Steven D. Watts, 37, of Columbia, who died Sunday, May 23, 2004, at Marion General Hospital. Interment was in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Pastor Chris Sowell officiated at the service assisted by Rev. Glen Pace. Visitation was Tuesday, May 25, 2004, from 5:30 - 10:00 pm.

A native of Marion County, he was a musician and a member of North Columbia Church of God.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carsie Watts and Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. Booth Lambert.

Survivors include his parents Hubert and Settie Watts of Columbia.

Pallbearers were Gerald Colvin, David Hobgood, Nick Colvin, Terry Milsap, Jay Colvin, James Hunt, Kenny Bozeman, and Randy Watts.

Colonial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Nell Strickland
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 27, 2004, at 1:00 pm at the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel for Nell Cook Strickland, 83, of Columbia, who died Monday, May 24, 2004, at The Myrtles Health Care Center. Interment was in the Old Brushy Creek Cemetery. Rev. Doug Barber officiated at the service. Visitation was held Wednesday, May 26, 2004, from 4:00 - 8:00 pm.

A native of Marion County, she was a retired factory worker and a member of Bushy Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, L.Z. “Bill” Cook and Gordon Strickland, and one brother, Horace Tolar.

Survivors include two daughters, Jerri N. Wilson of Pearl and Betti S. Martin of Gulfport, two step-daughters, Ann Ulmer and Mondale Sharp, two step-sons, Charlie and Willie Strickland, one sister, Dorris McNeil of Flowood, three brothers, Ray Tolar of Sandy Hook, Hollie Tolar of Clinton, and Shelby Patterson, Jr. of Flowood, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Colonial Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge of arrangements.

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