Raymond D. Collins
Services for Raymond D. "Bubba" Collins, 80, of Kosciusko were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Jordan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Parkway Cemetery.
Collins, a retired dealer transit truck driver, died Nov. 22, 2003 at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital. He was a member of First Baptist Church, a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Marine Corps with action in Guam,. Marianes Islands, Okinawa and Ryukyu. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by his wife, Edith Collins; two sons, David Collins and Eddie Collins of Kosciusko; a sister, Maxine Collins Nethery of Kosciusko; two brothers, Durward Collins of Ethel and James Terry Collins of Kosciusko; grandchildren, Ronald L. Rutherford Jr., Eddie Dewayne Rutherford, Sandra Dees, Raymond F. Rutherford, Eddie Collins Jr., Amy Sue Collins, Greg Collins and Trey Collins; five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rita Faye Collins.
Rev. Barry Corbett and Rev. Jerry Meggs officiated.
Sheila Ann Blaylock Crowder
Services for Mrs. Sheila Ann Blaylock Crowder, 40, of Durant were held Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. at Southern Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Brister Cemetery.
Mrs. Crowder, a native of Bolivar County, died Nov. 15, 2003 at her residence. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Durant.
She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Crowder of Durant; her father, Joe Earl Blaylock of Durant; two daughters, Corinne Elizabeth Crowder and Kayla Ann Crowder, both of Durant; two sisters, Cindy Miles of Durant and Dianne McCool of Houma, La.
Rev. Daniel Blaylock officiated.
Pallbearers were Troy Snell, Gary Snell, Joe Peel, Eddie Johnson, Tim Crowder and Lee McBride.
Dorothy L. Coleman
Stacy A. Coleman, 88, of Memphis, formerly of Kosciusko, died at his home Nov. 5, 2003.
Services were held at Memphis Funeral Home, Poplar Chapel Nov. 13 with burial in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.
He was a retired US. Postal Service clerk, a World War II Army veteran and a member of St. Stephen United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Coleman of Kosciusko.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy L. Coleman; three daughters, Sandra Howard, Carol Coleman and Donna Coleman, all of Memphis; one son, Richard W. Coleman of Sacramento, Calif.; one sister, Lena Zacharias of Foley, Ala.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Stephen United Methodist Church in Memphis or to the American Cancer Society.
Services for Calloway Cole, 70, were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Travelers Rest M.B. Church with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Cole, a custodian, died Nov. 16, 2003 at Methodist Hospital in Jackson. He was a native of Attala County and a member of Travelers Rest M.B. Church.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Rosie L. Cole; four daughters, Brenda J. Cole of Bellwood, Ill., Annie Stewart of Kosciusko, Sherry Harvey and Loretha Cole of Dolton, Ill.; three sons, David Anthony Cole of Kosciusko, Calloway Cole Jr. of Des Moines, Iowa, and Alton Cole of Bellwood, Ill; three sisters, Lula B. Riley of Detroit, Mattie Lee Boatman and Victoria McKinley of Kosciusko; three brothers, Clarence Harmon, Chester Lee Cole and John Henry Cole; eight grandchildren.
Rev. Cleotis Woods officiated with Winters Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Wilma White Long
Graveside services for Mrs. Wilma Lucille White Long, 84, of Clarksdale, mother of Clyde R. Long of Kosciusko, were held Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. at Longview Cemetery in Carroll County.
Mrs. Long died Nov. 17, 2003 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.
She is survived by two daughters, Nora Hodges of Cullman, Ala., Geraldine McClain of Breemen, Ga.; three sons, Clyde R. Long of Kosciusko, Richard Long and Joe Long, both of Clarksdale; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
Rev. Gene McCraw officiated.
Pallbearers were Dwayne Humphries, Carl Ray Hodges, David Hodges, Curtis Long, Ricky Long, and Forest Long.
Memorials may be made to Longview Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Maxine Haley, Rt. 1, Box 508, Carrollton, Miss. 38917.
Jordan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Jason Scott Lawrence
Services for Jason Scott Lawrence, 23, of Philadelphia were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Smallwood Pentecostal Church in the Four Corners Community.
Lawrence, a native of Attala County, died Nov. 21, 2003 at the Neshoba County Nursing Home. He was a member of Zama Baptist Church.
He is survived by his parents, Henry C. Lawrence Jr. of Edinburg and Sara Lawrence of Kosciusko; two brothers, Richard Lawrence of Kosciusko and James Munn of Philadelphia; grandparents, Coyt and Dorcy Lawrence of Kosciusko, Katherine Deason of Edinburg.
Rev. Mike Sullivan and Rev. Jerome Fedrick officiated.
Burial was in the Zama-Kelly Cemetery with Culpepper Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Lacey Sloss Martin
Mrs. Margaret Lacey Sloss Martin, 57, died Nov. 18, 2003 at Northlake Regional Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., after a brief illness.
Memorial services were held Nov. 21 at Levitt Funeral Home in Atlanta. Private graveside services were held Nov. 22 at Parkway Cemetery in Kosciusko.
Mrs. Martin was born Dec. 21, 1945 in Kosciusko. She was the daughter of the late Edward Baxter Sloss and the late Frances Lacey Johnson.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Martin of Atlanta; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Richard LeCates; sisters, Sally Sloss Wasson and Ann Sloss Carter of Kosciusko; numerous nieces and nephews.
Ruby A. Stack
Services for Mrs. Ruby A. Stack, 90, of Lake were held Nov. 19 at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Forest with burial in Pine Ridge Baptist Cemetery.
Mrs. Stack was a native of Choctaw County where she lived until 1959 when she moved to Lake. She died Nov. 17, 2003 at Lackey Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Stack in 1969 and by five brothers and one sister.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary L. Harris of Lake, Alice Harmon of Pearl; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Rev. Red Bowen and Rev. Ken McLemore officiated.
Pallbearers were Kevin Harris, Mike Harris, Shaun Harmon and Ladell Wicker.
James Truett Smith
Graveside services for James Truett Smith, 89, of Jackson were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brister Cemetery near Kosciusko.
Smith, a former business owner, died Nov. 20, 2003 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. He was a native of Attala County and had lived in Jackson since 1945. His early work was in heavy equipment construction and later he was self employed at Smith Appliance Service in service and sales.
Smith was recognized by Who's Who of Mississippi as a distinguished citizen in Mississippi. He was a Colonel on the staffs of Governors J.P. Coleman and Cliff Finch. He was a member of Colonial Hights Baptist Church and was a former member and deacon of Crestwood Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Madeira Fleming Smith of Jackson; three children, Hugh Truett Smith of Spanish Fort, Ala., Martha Hughes of Pensacola, Fla., and Lester Smith of Jackson; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Colonial Heights Baptist Church of Jackson.
Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home of Ridgeland was in charge of arrangements, and Culpepper Funeral Home of Kosciusko handled local arrangements.
Arthur (Bird) Turner
Services for Arthur (Bird) Turner, 64, were held Friday at 11 a.m. at Winters Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Parkway Cemetery.
Turner, a truck driver, died Nov. 14, 2003 at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Choctaw County and a member of Penderville Methodist Church at Weir.
He is survived by two daughters, Wanda LeGail Turner of Detroit, Mich., and Barbara Ann Carter of French Camp; three sisters, Eddie Delores Hull of Kosciusko, Eula Cooper of St. Louis, Mo., and Ida Kennedy of Flint, Mich.; six brothers, Henry Turner, Horace Turner, Frank Turner, James Turner, Charles Turner and Henry Turner; three grandchildren.
Rev. Willie Young officiated.
Pallbearers were Ron Thornton, Frank Turner Jr., Roy M. Hicks, Charles Hull Jr., Milton Burt, Willie L. Campbell and Ted Cooper.
Mark Glen Veal
Services for Mark Glen Veal, 39, of Natchez were to be held Wednesday (Nov. 26) at 10 a.m. at Laird Funeral Home Union Street Chapel in Natchez with Dr. Edgar Wright officiating.
Burial and graveside services were to be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Bear Creek Baptist Church cemetery near McCool.
Veal, a former resident of Atlanta, Ga., died Nov. 24, 2003 at his residence. He was the son of Doyle and Anniece Parkerson Veal. He was a member of Morgantown Baptist Church, an alumni of Mississippi College where he was a member of the Hall of Fame and as a senior received the Founder's Award.
He also earned his MBA and juris doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi.
He was preceded in death by his father, Doyle Veal; grandpaents Ben Hill and Cynthia Frances Veal, Laura and Coleman Braswell.
He is survived by his mother and step father, Anniece and L.C. Smith of Natchez; a sister, Ellen Yeates of Ridgeland; step brothers, Charlie Smith of Natchez and David Smith of New Orleans; step sisters, Lynn Emfinger, Kay Cook, Lee Ann Smith all of Natchez.
Memorials may be made to Morgantown Baptist Church.