Elsie Maye Barber
Elsie Maye Barber of Clinton, 79, died Sept. 7 at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Services were Sept. 9 at W.E. Pegues Funeral Home in Tupelo with burial in Lee Memorial Park in Verona.
Edna B. Weaver
Edna B. Weaver of Jackson, 80, died Sept. 7 at her home.
Services were Sept. 10 at Lakewood Funeral Home with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park.
Mrs. Weaver was an active member of Southside Baptist Church, where she was a member of the senior citizens fellowship group called the Metallic Club. She also served as secretary for the Joy Sunday school class.
Some of her hobbies included sewing, gardening and fishing. She also loved animals, especially her cat, Cricket.
Mrs. Weaver's husband of 59 years, Forest D. "Dan" Weaver, one sister and three brothers all preceded her in death.
She is survived by her sons, Howard Weaver and wife Jeannine of Clinton and Kenneth Weaver of Clinton; daughter, Neta Spear of Russellville, Ark.; six grandchildren, Marshal Weaver of Nashville, Tenn., Michelle Thoburn and husband Mark of Virginia, Kenneth Weaver and wife Cindy of Madison, Randy Weaver and wife Patsy of Grenada, Justin L. Spear and wife Candy of Dover, Ark., and Julie Ann Meimerstorf and husband Todd of Russellville, Ark.; nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church, 800 Raymond Road, Jackson, Miss. 39204.
Daniel Marston Bonney
Daniel Marston Bonney of Quitman died Sept. 9 at Anderson's Hospital in Meridian.
Graveside services were Sept. 11 in Enterprise Cemetery with the Rev. Grady Crowell and the Rev. Gene Neal officiating. Wright's Funeral Home of Quitman handled arrangements.
A native of Enterprise, he had resided in Quitman for nearly 50 years. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University. He was the owner and operator of Standard Cotton Gin Co. and Quitman Bonded Warehouse until his retirement in 1990.
Mr. Bonney served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on an L.S.T.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ruby Bonney, and brothers, Robert T. Bonney and Evans Bonney.
He is survived by his wife, Sammye; daughters, Carolyn, Virginia and Dana; a son-in-law, David and three grandchildren, Catherine, McCaa and Mallie.
George L. Hill Sr.
George L. Hill Sr. of Jackson, 74, died Sept. 9 at home.
Services were Sept. 11 at Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park.
Mr. Hill was born in Columbus in 1930. His father was the late Rufus L. Hill and his mother is Lilly Mary Sheppard Hill of Jackson.
Mr. Hill was a retired master sergeant with the Army and the Air National Guard, serving our country for a total of 39 years. Part of his term was served during Vietnam and the Korean Conflict.
He owned and operated Hills' Appliance Service and also had previously owned Pearson Road Laundrymat for several years.
Mr. Hill's greatest pastime was his family. He enjoyed spending time with them, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was of the Baptist faith.
He leaves behind his mother; two sons, George Hill Jr. and wife Karen of Jackson, Larry Hill Sr. and wife Wanda of Brandon; two daughters, Karen Williams and husband Vernon of Jackson, Lisa Holifield and husband Vic of Clinton; three brothers, W.R. Hill of Patterson, Maynard Hill of Isola and James Frank Hill of Birmingham, Ala.; three sisters, Mary H. Jones of Brandon, Anita H. Thomas of Richland and Catherine H. Loborn of Carthage; seven grandchildren, Joseph, Levi, Larry Jr., Christy, Jason, Courtney and Kaitlyn; and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the Alzheimer's Association.
William 'Bill' Jennings
William "Bill" Jennings of Clinton, 62, died Sept. 8 at Central Mississippi Medial Center.
Graveside services were at Lakewood Memorial Park. A memorial service was held at Providence Presbyterian Church in Clinton.
Mr. Jennings was a native of Virginia. He moved to Jackson in 1974 where he was a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of Providence Presbyterian Church and an avid sports fan.
His parents, W.G. and Roberta Jennings of Cedar Bluff, Va., and a sister, Patricia Hurd of Knoxville, Tenn., precede him in death.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 40 years, Emily Jennings of Jackson; three sons, William J. Jennings and wife Angie of Saginaw, Mich., twin sons, Joseph D. Jennings of Dallas and Jonathan D. Jennings of Saginaw; one daughter, Jessica R. Jennings of Jackson; four brothers, Sam Jennings of Bristol, Tenn., Richard Jennings of Nashville, Tenn., D.G. Jennings of Cedar Bluff, Va., and Gary Jennings of Manchester, Md.; two sisters, his twin, Dorothy Jennings of Knoxville and Eleanor Felton of Manchester, Md.; and one grandson, Max C. Jennings.
Memorials may be made to Providence Presbyterian Church, 1580 Clinton-Raymond Road, Clinton, Miss. 39056.
Ada Graham of Utica, 75, died Sept.11 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Services were at Glenwood Funeral Home in Utica with burial in Utica Cemetery.
Born in Grasleben, Germany, she has been a resident of Utica for the past 50 years. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Murray Graham, and her parents, Karl and Annie Bergmann.
Survivors include: two daughters, Vivian Graham of Clinton, Astrid Warnock and husband Benson of Utica; and two grandchildren, Kimberly Sanders and husband Brandon of Cold Springs, Ky., and Christopher Warnock of Utica.
Pallbearers were Gregg Kitchens, Jonathon Temple, Andy Fisher, Willie Fisher, Dennis Carraway and Billy Beasley.
John Carl Rabe
John Carl Rabe of Clinton, 89, died Sept. 10 at Manhattan Nursing Home in Jackson.
Services were held in Clinton Cemetery. Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of arrangements.
Ginger Townsend Willis
Ginger Townsend Willis of Clinton, 35, died Sept. 18 at her home.
Services are at 1 p.m. today at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl.
Burial will be in Canton City Cemtery.
Hugh O. 'Ollie' Bunch
Hugh O. "Ollie" Bunch of Clinton, 97, died Sept. 11 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson.
Graveside services were Sept. 15 in Shaw Cemetery. Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland handled arrangements.
William F. 'Bill' Fulton Sr.
William F. "Bill" Fulton of Preston Sr., 95, a retired farmer, died Sept.12 at Manhattan Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center in Jackson.
Services were at Lynville United Methodist Church with burial in Lynville Methodist Cemetery in Preston. The Rev. Steve Lampkin, the Rev. Howard Carroll and the Rev. Kenny McGill officiated. McClain-Hays Funeral Home of Philadelphia handled arrangements.
Mr. Fulton was a native and longtime resident of Preston in Kemper County. He was a retired farmer and a member of Lynville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his sons, W.F. Fulton Jr. and wife Lorene of Brandon and Jerry Fulton and wife Delores of Yazoo City; sisters, Bessie Allen of Philadelphia and Ruby Luke of Preston; grandchildren, Teresa Ireland and husband Kevin of Meridian, Christy Posey and husband Keith of Canton, Ga., William F. Fulton III and wife Susan of Jackson, Julie Fulton of Clinton, Susan Fulton and Jenny Fulton, both of Yazoo City; great-grandchildren, Lindsay and Olivia Ireland of Meridian, Sam and Grayson Fulton of Jackson and Lauren Posey of Canton, Ga.
Harold 'Jack' Cox
Harold "Jack" Cox of Clinton, 63, died Sept.12 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Graveside services were in Rosemont Gardens Memorial Park.
Mr. Cox was born in St. Louis, Mo., in 1941. His parents were the late Wesley Cox and Rhoda Hayes Cox. Mr. Cox served our country in the U.S. Air Force for over eight years. He was a resident of Clinton for over 25 years, moving here from Montgomery, Ala.
He and his wife Diane operated Tandy Leather in Jackson for over 20 years, and at present he was employed as a security guard at Mississippi College in Clinton.
Mr. Cox was a member of Pineview Baptist Church where he served on several committees and as deacon. He loved the Lord and was a fine example of a faithful Christian, and a mentor to many. The Lord was always on his heart and mind, and he spoke often of his love for Jesus.
He was an outdoorsman, and as a kid he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and had once hunted moose in Alaska.
His beautiful bride, Diane Lockhart Cox, preceded him in death, and a brother, Larry Roloff.
He leaves behind one daughter, Stacey Cox of Clinton; two brothers, Donald Cox of Okeechobee, Fla., and Roger Roloff of Gulfport; sister, Rhonda Taylor of Leesburg, Fla., and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pineview Baptist Church Building Fund, 1288 Clinton-Raymond Road, Clinton, Miss. 39056.
Ken Hardin of Jackson, 61, died Sept. 13 at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Services were Sept. 16 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park.
A native of Union, he had lived in Jackson for the past 39 years. Mr. Hardin was a retired employee of AT&T, having retired in 1999 after 35 years of service.
He attended First Baptist Church in Clinton and had served in the Mississippi Army National Guard. Mr. Hardin was an avid outdoorsman and was a longtime member of the Buckhorn Hunting Club.
Mr. Hardin was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Oleta Hardin, and sisters, Sarah Hardin and Miriam Stewart.
Mr. Hardin is survived by his wife, Lynda Anderson Hardin of Jackson; daughters, Kim Hardin Smith and husband Ben of Florence, Kristy Hardin Stevens of Brandon, Jennifer Hannah of Clinton; brother, Mark Hardin of Pearl; sister, Dr. Patricia Mounce and husband Jerry of Conway, Ark.; brothers-in-law, William Stewart of Brandon and Wayne Andresen of Jackson; and two grandchildren, Justin Smith and Kolten Stevens.
Minerva Burdett Ramsey
Minerva Burdett Ramsey of Jackson, 96, died Sept. 9 at Rosewood Nursing Home in Belden.
Graveside services were Sept. 18 in Lakewood Memorial Park.
Mrs. Ramsey, widow of Charles Edwin Ramsey Sr., was born in Attala County on April 3, 1908. She was a longtime resident of Jackson.
Mrs. Ramsey was a former member of Alta Woods Baptist Church and McDowell Road Baptist Church.
She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Charles E. (Jean) Ramsey Jr., Lee (Lorraine) Ramsey of Clinton, Bill (Frances) Ramsey of Tupelo, and Rebecca (Glenn) Triplett of Senatobia; 12 grandchildren, Christine Vaughn, Jane Usury, Eddie Ramsey, Andy Ramsey, Tommy Ramsey, Bobby Ramsey, Suzanna Restiro, Bart Ramsey, Scott Ramsey, Mark Ramsey, John Ramsey and Jeff Triplett; 25 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Louise Graham of Greenville, Ga., Margie Thomas of Benton and Willie Cole Ward of Ruth.
Charles C. Landrum
Charles C. "Cliff" Landrum of Clinton, 86, a retired contractor, died Sept.17 at the Mississippi Veteran's Association Medical Center.
Services were Sept. 20 at Wright & Ferguson on High Street in Jackson.
Mr. Landrum was a native of Clinton. He graduated from the Clinton public schools and Mississippi College with a degree in chemistry and did graduate study at Louisiana State University as a chemistry fellow.
While attending Mississippi College, he was a four-sport letterman (football, baseball, basketball and track) and graduated with distinction. In 1985, Mr. Landrum was inducted into the Mississippi College Sports Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the M-Club, the Mississippi College Alumni Association and was inducted into the MC 50-year club.
Mr. Landrum's love for athletics continued long after college by serving as a football official at the high school and collegiate level for more than 25 years.
He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, Clinton, where he taught Sunday school, served as a member of the Building Committee and was on the Board of Trustees.
Mr. Landrum served as a second lieutenant, C Company, 15th Infantry Division and subsequently trained as an aviation cadet with the U.S. Army Air Corps at Hicks Field, Ft. Worth, Texas. Later, he served in the Mississippi Army National Guard.
Mr. Landrum was a member of the American Chemical Society, American Water Works Association and Retired Officers Association. He served as a colonel on the governor's staff for Gov. Bill Waller.
In his professional career, he was a chemist and ballistics engineer for the E.S. DuPont Co. in Birmingham; he served as the chief of the chemical sales division in the War Assets Administration in Atlanta; and, he was a special agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Pa., and West Virginia.
Mr. Landrum was also a co-owner of Landrum Building Supply & Construction Co. for more than 25 years.
He was a charter member of the Clinton Lions Club.
Mr. Landrum's community service to the city of Clinton included four terms as alderman, one term as mayor pro-tem and one term as assistant mayor. He went on to become the first public works director for the city of Clinton. And, in 1987, Mr. Landrum was named as recipient of the City of Clinton Service Award.
After his retirement, Mr. Landrum enjoyed golf, working in his shop and traveling with his family.
Preceding him in death were two brothers, James Landrum of Gulfport and Dewitt Landrum of Clinton, and one son, Jeff C. Landrum of Clinton.
Survivors include his devoted wife, Faye Sawyer Landrum of Clinton; daughter, Rebecca Landrum Weatherly and husband Gary of Birmingham, Ala.; daughter-in-law, Sherry Taylor Landrum (Jeff), of Clinton; sister, Janelle Landrum Hamilton and husband Joe of Nashville, Tenn.; brother, Monroe J. Landrum and wife Mary of Clinton; three grandsons, Jason Landrum and wife Sheyla of Okinawa, Japan, Nathan Landrum and wife Jessica of Clinton, and Rob Weatherly and wife Genny of Memphis, Tenn.; two great-granddaughters, Madison Landrum and Emily Anne Weatherly; and, several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Landrum leaves a legacy of integrity and service, which his grandsons are proud to carry on. He is remembered for his honesty and accommodating manner. He was always available to family and friends whenever he was needed.
Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children's Village, 805 Flag Chapel Road, Jackson, Miss.