ANNIE JANE MITCHELL
Columbus, MS - Annie Jane Mitchell, 74, formerly of Ethel, MS and a teacher of 40 years at Columbus, MS, died September 25, 2002, at Humphreys County Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held September 27, 2002, at Jordan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Stonewall Cemetery in Ethel, MS. Jordan Funeral Home handled ar-rangements.
Annie Mae Mitchell was the founding and lifetime member of Laureate Gamma Chapter of beta Sigma Phi Business Sorority. She taught 40 years at Columbus, MS.
Survivors include, two sisters, Bettie M. Templeton and Sudie M. Bell, both of Belzoni; one brother, Allison Mitchell of Swartz Creek, MI; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions can be made to Stonewall Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 122, Ethel, MS 39067 or Liberty Chapel Cemetery Fund, C/O Ernestine Dees, Rt. 3, Box 142A, McCool, MS 39108.
Biloxi, MS - Les Overby, 80, died September 23, 2002, in Gulfport, MS.
Funeral services were held September 26, 2002, at Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Homes of Biloxi, MS with burial in the Biloxi National Cemetery. Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Homes, Inc. handled arrangements.
Mrs. Overby was born in Monroe County, MS and was a resident of the coast for 35 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Biloxi.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Washington Overby; parents, Elton and Flora Lee Gilliland Irvin; a sister, Lella Blount; and a brother, Lonnie C. Irvin.
Survivors include, a brother, John Irvin of Toney, AL; and 9 nieces and nephews.
ERNEST LEE COBB
After printing THE BELZONI BANNER this week, we learn of the death of Ernest Lee Cobb, of Belzoni.
Visitation will be Thursday evening, October 3rd from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Mortimer Funeral Home in Belzoni.
Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Belzoni at 11:00 Friday morning.
Belzoni, MS - Robert Pitchford, 72, died December 2, 2002, of heart failure.
Funeral services were held December 7, 2002, at Little Mt. Zion M. B. Church in Silver City, MS with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery in Lexington, MS. Elder Willie Hodges of Lexington, MS officiated. Smith Funeral Home of Belzoni handled arrangements.
Survivors include, three sons, Robert Pitchford, Willie Pitchford and David Pitchford, all of Belzoni; eight daughters, Letha Gwin of Milwaukee, WI, Sally Harvey, Linda Franklin, Earlene Pitchford, Mary Tate, and Shirley Pitchford, all of Belzoni, Nadine Moore of Jackson, MS, and Brenda Chapman of Jacksonville, FL; six brothers, Charlie Williams and Melvin Williams, both of Belzoni, Ivory Williams of Isola, MS, Mack Curtis Williams of Gulfport, MS, Jessie Williams of Biloxi, MS, and Joe Lee Williams of Oklahoma City, OK; eight sisters, Earlene Birt of Oak Ridge, TN, Ruby Williams of Belzoni, Lillie B. Patton, Carrie Allen and Lela Mae Williams, all of Biloxi, MS, Charlie Mae Cassidy, Sadie Lee Williams and Betty Bea Williams, all of CA; 25 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
S. N. BROWN
Starkville, MS - S. N. Brown, 86, an educator with Wood Jr. College, died December 8, 2002 at O’Brian’s Personal Care Home.
Graveside services are today, December 11, 2002, at 2:00 p.m. at Oktibbeha Memorial Park. Dr. Steve N. Brown and Rev. Prentiss Gordon will officiate. Welch Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Mr. Brown was born in Vance, MS. He was a former superintendent of Humphreys County. He worked in administration with funding at Wood Jr. College. He is preceded in death by his wife, Erline Gore Brown.
Survivors include, one daughter, Dr. Lynn Brown Wampler of Starksville, MS; one son, Dr. Steve N. Brown of Gainesville, GA; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Memory donations can be made to First United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society, Wood Jr. College or St. Luke Church, 1085 Green St. Cir., Gainsville, GA 30501.
SUE L. JONES
Roswell, GA - Sue L. Jones, 86, a homemaker, died December 6, 2002, of heart failure, at Manor Care Nursing Home in Marietta, GA.
Funeral services were held December 9, 2002 at First Methodist Church in Belzoni with burial in Belzoni City Cemetery. Rev. Phillip Dearman officiated. Mortimer Funeral Home of Belzoni handled arrangements.
Mrs. Jones was born in Bolivar County and she was a former member of First Methodist Church in Belzoni. She was a former resident of Belzoni before moving to Marietta, GA in 1998. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward R. Jones.
Survivors include, two sons, William E. (Meredith) Jones of Gaithersburg, MD, and Allen (Fran) Jones of Roswell, GA; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and four nieces.
Silver City, MS - Jack Nichols, 85, a retired gin manager, died January 21, 2003, of heart failure, at Flowers Manor in Clarksdale, MS.
Funeral services were held January 24, 2003, at Mortimer Funeral Home Chapel in Belzoni with burial in Greencrest Memorial Gardens. Rev. Richard Wiman officiated. Mortimer Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Mr. Nichols was born in Marie, AR, and lived in Humphreys County most of his life. He was a 32nd degree Mason. He was preceded in death by his brother, Billy Nichols; sister, Mildred McElemurry and a daughter, Penny Nichols Willoughby.
Survivors include, one son, Tom Nichols of Collierville, TN; one sister, Maydell Garst of Silver City, MS; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mustard Seed, 1085 Luckney Rd., Brandon, MS 39047.
JAMES G. FOSTER
Louise, MS - James G. Foster, 74, an LTV aviation plant mechanic, died January 22, 2003, at the Veterans Hospital.
A memorial service was held January 25, 2002, at First Baptist Church in Louise, MS. Mortimer Funeral Home of Belzoni handled arrangements.
JOSEPH P. HILL
Belzoni, MS - Joseph (J. P.) Hill, 58, a farm worker, died January 21, 2003, of heart failure.
Funeral services are today, January 29, 2003, 2:00 p.m., at Goodwill M. B. Church in Belzoni with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home of Belzoni is handling arrangements. Rev. Earl Reed will officiate.
Survivors include, two sons, Quentarius Hill and Roger Hill, both of Belzoni; one daughter, Sheena Hill of Belzoni; a special friend, Ms. Jessie Smith of Belzoni; two brothers, Willie James Hill and Dexter Hill, both of Apaka, FL; four sisters, Augusta Harris, Emma D. Hill and Virge Edwards, all of Pittsburgh, PA, and Floria Lee Jones of Apaka, FL; and two uncles and one aunt.
CLEM HODO III
Belzoni, MS - Clem Hodo III, 32, a construction worker, died January 22, 2003, from an auto accident, in Biloxi, MS.
Graveside services were held January 25, 2003, at Gooden Lake Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Bob Gilliland officiating. Mortimer Funeral Home of Belzoni handled arrangements.
Survivors include, a daughter, Alana Scarbourgh of Hurley, MS; his mother, Evelyn Hodo of Belzoni; seven sisters, Connie Guzman of Branson, MO, Suzanne Hodo and Candy Bordeaux, both of Belzoni, Amanda Carroll of Yazoo City, MS, Margie Mansfield and Tammy Cash, both of Gautier, MS, and Loretta Verrett of Hurley, MS; one brother, Brian Hodo of Yazoo City, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
FLO ANN PEEPLES
Louise, MS - Flo Ann Peeples, 66, a homemaker, died January 27, 2003, of leukemia, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS.
Funeral services are today, January 29, 2003, 11:00 a.m., at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City, MS with burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Robert Ragland will officiate. Stricklin-King Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Mrs. Peeples was born May 26, 1936 in Yazoo County to Basel McKee and Sara Bonney. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Louise, MS.
Survivors include, her husband, James C. Peeples of Louise, MS; three daughters, Donna Ingram, Kathy Vandevere and Nancy Dew, all of Yazoo City, MS; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Jimmy Peeples, Harold Peeples, Glen Daniels, Jerry Peeples, Billy Ray Peeples, and Keith McIntyre.
Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society.
JOHN D. FISHER
Belzoni, MS - John D. Fisher, 82, died April 29, 2003, of heart failure.
Funeral services were held May 6, 2003, at Steadfast Church of God in Christ in Itta Bena, MS, with burial in Mt. Herman Cemetery in Morgan City, MS. Smith Funeral Home of Belzoni handled arrangements.
Survivors include, two sons, Fred James Fisher of Tchula, MS, and Jr. Lee Fisher of Belzoni; six daughters, Linzie Fisher of Tchula, MS, Julie Willis and Carrie Fisher, both of Belzoni, Dorothy Fisher and Mary Jean Webb, both of Greenwood, MS, and Betty Wash of Cruger, MS; two brothers, Chris Fisher of Greenwood, MS, and Eddie Fisher of Pine Bluff, AR; and six sisters, Rena Fair of Greenwood, MS, Annie Laura Pulley of Sidon, MS, Adda Neal, Bertha McCall, Daisy Fisher, and Carrie Barrett, all of Detroit, MI.
RUBY C. MANNING
Belzoni, MS - Ruby C. Manning, 79, a homemaker, died May 2, 2003, of heart failure, at Humphreys County Nursing Home in Belzoni.
Funeral services were held May 5, 2003, at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City, MS, with burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Joey Lloyd officiated. Stricklin-King Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Mrs. Manning was born November 3, 1923 in Duncan County, NC, to Lonnie and Laura Johnson Campbell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam G. Manning.
Survivors include, one son, Sam Manning, Jr. of Yazoo City, MS; three daughters, Laura Moore and Gloria Dees, both of Yazoo City, MS, and Frances Saxton of Belzoni; three sisters, Doris Romanoski of Dallas, TX, Joyce Dowless of Elizabethtown, NC, and Julia Allen of Wilmington, NC; two brothers, Don Campbell of Atlanta, GA, and Lawrence Campbell of Jordanville, NY; nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
Pallbearers were J. J. Dees, Jordan Alford, Howard Pearson, Harold Dees, Colby Alford, Joe Johnston, and Mike Moore.