Dilcie Pearl Elmore Harmon
Services for Mrs. Dilcie Pearl Elmore Harmon, 70, of Kosciusko were held Friday at 2 p.m. at Myricks Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Parkway Cemetery.
Mrs. Harmon, a native of Attala County, died Dec. 1, 2002 at the Vaiden Community Living Center. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband, Louis Harmon of Kosciusko; a daughter, Hazel Elmore of Chicago; three sons, Charles Elmore of Kosciusko, Louis Y. Harmon of French Camp, and Earnest Harmon of Chicago; four sisters, Nora F. Moore, Linda Faye Hatten of Kosciusko, Lessie Mae Patterson of Durant, and Leonia Thomas of Chicago; two brothers, J.E. Elmore and Donnie Elmore of Kosciusko; three grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.
Rev. Eric Dawkins officiated.
Pallbearers were Bo Patterson, Randy Jamison, Earl Brantley, Richard Harmon, Marshal Felton and Tyrone Jamison.
Services for J.O. Keith, 83, of Durant were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Bowlin Baptist Church with burial in the Bowlin Cemetery.
Keith, retired from Airco Plastic, died Dec. 7, 2002 at his residence. He was a native of Attala County and a member of Bowlin Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Lura K. Keith of Durant; sons, Edward Keith, Elbert Keith, Leonard Keith all of Sallis, Tommy Keith of Goodman, Calvin Keith of Jackson; daughters, Patsy K. Blaylock, Barbara K. Shelton, Kathy K. King and Sue K. Thornton, all of Durant; a brother, V.B. Keith of Sallis; 27 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Rev. Thomas Wicker and Rev. Daniel Blaylock officiated with Southern Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Rodger Cochran, Bo Cochran,. Tony Cochran, Lynn Keith, Randy Keith, Dennis Keith and Lewis Engle.
Thomas Noel Miller
Sallis native Thomas Noel Miller, 67, died Dec. 2. 2002 after a two year illness. There will be a memorial service Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Sallis Baptist Church with a reception to be held afterwards at the church. Friends and relatives are invited.
He donated his body to the University Medical Center for cancer research.
He attended Sallis High School. He was the son of the late Annie Jenkins Miller and Henry Felix Miller. He was the sixth of nine children, preceded in death by the youngest child, Kenneth Wayne, who died at the age of 9.
He is survived by the following siblings: Dosia Godbold of Union Church, John Miller of Greenwood, Ann McDonald of Indianola, David Miller of Greenwood, Mary Elizabeth Smith of Alexandria, Va., Joseph Miller of Washington D.C., and Martha Frances Phillips of Greenwood.
He is also survived by aunts, Minnie McClellan of Lexington, Mary Weir of Grenada and Monnie Jenkins of Sallis, many nieces and nephews.
After high school, Miller went into the Army where he served in Germany, then in Vietnam in the early years of the Vietnam War. Altogether he served for four years.
After the Army he was employed by Ivey Electrical Contracting Company in Kosciusko for approximately 10 years, as a project supervisor. His work took him to Oklahoma, Arizona, Kansas and various other states. His last employment was with the Osmose Corp. of Buffalo, N.Y., where he worked as a field supervisor, in various locations including Wyoming, New Mexico, Colorado, South Dakota and in Mississippi, until his health deteriorated to the point he could no longer work full time.
Bessie Lee McDonald
Services for Mrs. Bessie Lee McDonald, 85, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ with burial in Parkway Cemetery.
Mrs. McDonald, a native of Attala County, died at a nursing center in Leflore County following an illness of several months. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by three daughters, Lena C. Edwards of Milwaukee, Linda Burnside of Carthage, and Jackie McDonald of Hernando; three sons, Freddie and Eddie McDonald of Kosciusko, Leroy McDonald of Milwaukee; a sister, Allie Mae McCoy of Detroit; a brother, Governor Tipton of Gary, Ind.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Minister Eric Dawkins officiated.
Pallbearers were Leroy McDonald, Mark Burnside, Eddie McDonald and Michael Burnside.
Winters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
James Allen Prewitt
James A. Prewitt, 86, died Dec. 5, 2002 at his home in Crystal Springs. Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Crystal Springs with burial in the Crystal Springs City Cemetery.
Prewitt was the son of the late Charles Feemster Prewitt and Lillie Bea Black Prewitt, and was reared in the Bear Creek Community of Attala County.
He graduated from Weir High School in 1934 and attended Holmes Junior College. He was a veteran of World War II and was a recipient of the Purple Heart for wounds received as his unit was preparing to cross the Rhine River. He also saw action on the Anizo Beachhead.
He had lived in Crystal Springs for 57 years where he operated a Western Auto Store. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs where he had served in many capacities.
He is survived by his wife Thelma; two daughters, Ouida Gementz of Spring, Texas, and Brenda Toups of Alexandria, La.; two sisters, Bettie Prewitt Burchfield of Kosciusko and Ouida Prewitt Fancher of Hazlehurst; two grandchildren, Thad and Brittany Toups.
Stringer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
James H. Reed
Graveside services for James H. "Jim" Reed, 72, of Ethel were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at County Line Cemetery in Leake County.
Reed, a retired welder, died Dec. 7, 2002 at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church and the Ethel Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by a daughter, Kathy Burt of Richmond, Va.; a son, Wayne Reed of Kosciusko; three sisters, Louise Frost of Flora, Ida B. Henry of Jackson and Ruby Jennings of Clinton; two brothers, Bryant N. Reed of Carmack and George T. Reed of Richand; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Rev. Chester Carlisle officiated.
Pallbearers were Jeff Reed, Jamie Hodges, Bubba Hodges, Tony Crosby, Otha Frost and Tony Frost.
Memorials may be made to Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church.
Jordan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Services for Mrs. Viola Rimmer, 89, of Sallis were held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Grove No. 2 M.B. Church.
Burial was in Roby Cemetery at Sallis with Winters Funeral Home handling arrangements.
Mrs. Rimmer, a native of Attala County, died Nov. 30, 2002 at her residence. She was a member of Pleasant Grove No. 2 M.B. Church, Mother Board, usher, deaconess and Sunday school teacher.
She is survived by three daughters, Catherine Brown, Bettie Noetner and Sherrell Morton; five sons, Tom Brown, Roy Brown, Robert Rimmer, Willie Rimmer and Charles Rimmer; sisters, Brisee Davis, Minnie Cotton, Linnie Haynes, Mary Alice, Joanna, Claradelle and O.D.; two brothers, Harvey and Charlie B. Carr; 26 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren.
Rev. Larry T. Daniels officiated.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
Margaret Walker Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Walker Smith, 88, of Belleville, Ill., were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church.
Burial was in the Kosciusko City Cemetery with Winters Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Smith, a retired health worker, died Nov. 30, 2002 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.
She is survived by five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Rev. Willie Young officiated.
Graveside services for P.C. Carter,77, of Weir were held Friday at 11 a.m. at Shady Grove Cemetery.
Carter, a retired security guard, died July 28, 2003 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo following an illness of several months. He was a native of Choctaw County and a member of Shady Grove M.B. Church.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Carter; a son, Leonard Carter; four grandchildren.
Rev. Simeon Johnson officiated with Winters Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Services for Cleveland Edwards, 75, of Kosciusko were held July 8 at 1 p. m. at Palestine M.B. Church with burial in Wright Cemetery in Leake County.
Edwards was a retired foreman at Block Plastic Co. in Chicago. He was also a former bus driver in the Attala County Schools and served as president of pastor aid and caretaker of grounds at Palestine Church. He died July 2, 2003 at the University Medical Center in Jackson following a brief illness. He was also a member of the singing group, the Carthage Jubilees and a deacon of Palestine M.B. Church.
He is survived by three daughters, Bernita Hirsach of Joliet, Ill., Gwendolyn Delois Hines of West Illinois and Pamela Clark of Kosciusko; a son, Terrence Edwards of Lorman; a brother, James Edwards of Kosciusko; a sister, Bessie Mae Peeler of Milwaukee; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers were Henry Kimbrough, William Kimbrough, Mark Harmon, Mack Allen, Willie Perteet and Dennie Clark.
Honorary pallbearers were Terrence Edwards, Antwain Perteet, Shawn League, Eric Hirsach Jr., Marion Hirsach and Brittie Webb.
Wesley Memorial Funeral Home of Carthage was in charge of arrangements.
George William Fleming
Funeral services for George William Fleming, 86, of Kosciusko were held July 31 at 11 a.m. at Christian Liberty M.B. Church with burial in Parkway Cemetery.
Fleming, a native of Holmes County, died July 24, 2003 at his residence following a long illness. He was a member of Christian Liberty M.B. Church.
He is survived by seven daughters, Iola, Katie Lee Fleming, Dorothy Coffee, Bobbie Ferguson, Sarah Hawthorne, Kathy Riley all of Kosciusko, Bonnie Harris of Holt, Mich.; five sons, G.W. and William Fleming of Kosciusko, George T. Saffold of Winona, John Henry Fleming of Chicago and John D. Riley of Mobile; a sister, Betty Mae Saffold of Maywood, Ill.; two brothers, Nora Fleming of Winona and Rebel Saffold of Waterloo, Iowa; 38 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Rev. Marvin K. Myles officiated with Myricks Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Harold Harris, Noah Coffee, Kerry Fleming, Lloyd Fleming, Marcus Coffee and Rebel Coffee.
Vivian L. Hobson
Graveside services for Mrs. Vivian L. Hobson, 58, of Kosciusko were held July 31 at 10 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Hobson, a native of Attala County, died July 30. 2003 at the Neshoba County Hospital. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
She is survived by her mother, Loree Heath of Kosciusko; a son, Wayne Ornsby of Kosciusko; a brother, Billy Heath of Arkansas; three grandchildren.
Rev. Harvey Overstreet and Rev. Daniel McFall officiated.
Pallbearers were Johnny Barber, Wayland Philley, Prentiss Hobson, Jason Rideout, Josh Baumunk and Chris McMurray.
Honorary pallbearers were Brandon Todd, Lee Roland, Daniel McFall Jr., Justin Todd, Allen Burchfield, Andrew Gregory and Alex Gregory.
Culpepper Funeral Home handled arrangements.