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JEWELL RAY BAILEY, 96, of Slayden Miss., formerly of Moscow, homemaker, died of heart failure Wednesday at Holly Springs Health & Rehabilitation Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home in Somerville with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery. Mrs. Bailey was the widow of Warren Bailey. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Slayden Baptist Church.
Dated March 2, 2000

JAMES LEE BROWN, 43, of West Memphis, dishwasher, died of heart failure Saturday at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Missionary Baptist Church of Memphis with burial in Paradise Gardens. Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. Mr. Brown, the husband of Artie Brown, also leaves two daughters, Phyllis Brown of West Memphis and Jinnetter L. Dixon of Murphy, Texas; his parents, Oddie B. Brown of Webb, Miss., and Lula Mae Brown of Glendora, Miss.; three sisters, Minnie Lewis of West Memphis, Mary W. Whitehead of Mississippi and Joyce A. Calvin of Indianapolis, and eight brothers, James M. Brown of West Memphis, Oddie Brown Jr. of Chicago, Roosevelt McCorkin and Eddie L. Brown, both of Detroit, and Freddie Brown, Jack Brown, Lewis Brown and Marion Brown, all of Glendora.
Dated March 2, 2000

PEARL CLEGGETT, 92, of 1250 Farrow, retired domestic worker, died of heart failure Monday at Methodist Hospital South. Services will be at noon Saturday at Central Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Minister's Wife Guild, Golden Link Ward and Sunday school, with burial in New Park Cemetery. Southern Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Cleggett, the widow of Sam Cleggett, leaves 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Dated March 2, 2000

GEORGE O. DANIELS, 72, of Memphis, retired chemical operator for Conoco, died Wednesday at Methodist Hospital after a heart attack. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Family Funeral Care with burial in Memphis Memory Gardens. He was a Korean War Army veteran. Mr. Daniels, the husband of Louise W. Daniels for 50 years, also leaves two daughters, Julie Daniels Ray of Memphis and Teresa J. Daniels of Southaven; six sisters, Alice J. Robertson, Jean M. Autry and Jewel P. Gueresko, all of Memphis, Ann Peeler of Covington, Margaret Donahoo of Winona, Miss., and Ruth Dunn of Raleigh, N.C., and seven brothers, Lewis Daniels of Bartlett, Arthur Daniels, Doy Daniels, Walter Daniels and Luther Daniels, all of Memphis, Billy Daniels of Victoria, Miss., and James Daniels of West Memphis. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Jackson Avenue United Methodist Church.
Dated March 2, 2000

PAULINE L. DOVER, 87, of Memphis, homemaker, died of complications from lupus Wednesday at Kirby Pines Manor. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Park. Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of First Evangelical Church, Memphis Pharmaceutical Association, Women's Auxiliary and Neighborhood Garden Club. Mrs. Dover, the wife of Benjamin F. Dover, also leaves a son, Billy Dover of Memphis, and a sister, Florine Lemke of Atlanta. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, any memorials be sent to Memphis Humane Society or a charity of the donor's choice.
Dated March 2, 2000

JA'MYLAH FINLEY, infant daughter of Lakisha Finley and Jonathan Denton, of Memphis, died of heart failure Sunday at her home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at N.J. Ford & Sons Funeral Home with burial in New Park Cemetery. She also leaves a sister, BryAnah Dorsey of Memphis, and several grandparents.
Dated March 2, 2000

MARJORIE ANNE GLADDING, 76, of Memphis, homemaker, died of heart failure Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East. Services will be at noon Monday at Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Park. She was a member of Memphis Sewing Club and was a fingerprint expert for the FBI during the Korean War. Mrs. Gladding, the widow of Dr. Thomas C. Gladding, leaves a son, Ernest `Chip' Knight Gladding II of Germantown, and a grandchild. The family requests that any memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Dated March 2, 2000

CHARLES BRANDON JONES, 86, of Columbus, Ga., formerly of Olive Branch and Germantown, retired plant manager, died of heart failure Feb. 26 at Hamilton House Nursing Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Faith Presbyterian Church in Germantown, where he was a charter member, with burial in Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville. Collierville Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Jones, the widower of Julia Pauline Sugg Jones, leaves two sons, Charles Brandon Jones Jr. of Sugarland, Texas, and Scott S. Jones of Columbus, and five grandchildren. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, any memorials be sent to Faith Presbyterian Church.
Dated March 2, 2000

DOLLINE MEREDITH, 69, of Crawfordsville, Ark., homemaker, died of heart failure Feb. 22 at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Services will be at noon Saturday at Marion (Ark.) Church of God in Christ with burial in Marion Memorial Cemetery. Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home in West Memphis has charge. She leaves three sisters, Rebecca Lee of Marion, and Leanner Malone and Georgia Patterson, both of Memphis.
Dated March 2, 2000

FREZIA MORRIS, 70, of 670 Tate, former employee of Wiley Drugstore, died of cancer Thursday at Parkway Nursing Home. Services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a choir member, with burial 10 a.m. Monday in National Cemetery. N.J. Ford & Sons Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Morris, the widow of Edgar Morris, leaves three sons, Edgar Morris Jr., Jimmie Morris and Roy E. Morris; a sister, Zula Wortham, and two brothers, Timothy Sellers and James Sellers, all of Memphis, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Dated March 2, 2000

SULTAN MUSTAPHA MUHAMMAD, son of Arria and Eric Muhammad of Memphis, died at birth Tuesday at Methodist Hospital North. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Park. Roller Family Funeral Home Memphis Chapel has charge. He also leaves two sisters, Kyairra Muhammad and Khalifah Muhammad, and two brothers, Eric Muhammad and Elijah Muhammad, all of Memphis, and his grandparents, Tilman Shannon, Brenda Allen, Mosley Allen Jr. and Aquilla Grady.
Dated March 2, 2000

BILLY L. PARKINS, 34, of Anacoco, La., formerly of Memphis, welder, died in an auto accident Tuesday in Anacoco. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Evans (La.) Cemetery. Beauregard-Vernon Funeral Home in Leesville, La., has charge. He was a graduate of Whitehaven High School. Mr. Parkins leaves two sons, Randal Kelly Parkins of Memphis and Cody Allen Parkins of Comanche, Okla.; his mother, Linda Behan of Anacoco, and a sister, Jerri Lynn Bunting of Southaven.
Dated March 2, 2000

EVELYN ATCHLEY PASEUR, 76, of Memphis, homemaker, died of respiratory failure Wednesday at Methodist Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Forest Hill Funeral Home South with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery South. She was a member of Whitehaven Baptist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Paseur, the wife of Leonard Paseur, also leaves a son, John M. Paseur of Olive Branch; a sister, Martha Sue Stott of Fruitland Park, Fla.; a brother, Garnet H. Atchley of Arab, Ala., and two grandchildren.
Dated March 2, 2000

MARJORIE MORTON HILL ROBLEY, 92, of Somerville, retired psychiatric nurse's aide and bookkeeper, died of heart failure Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital Collierville. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home in Somerville with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Rossville. She was a member of Williston Methodist Church, Craddock Book Club, Shelby East Garden Club, Early Descendants of Shelby County Genealogy Club and was a Grey Lady volunteer at Western State Mental Health Institute. Mrs. Robley, the widow of Farley Hill and Thomas Robley, leaves a son, Farley Morton Hill of Collierville, three granddaughters and two great-grandsons.
Dated March 2, 2000

LESTER WALTON SEAGO JR., 61, of Bartlett, public relations official and instructor at the University of Memphis, died of heart failure Wednesday at his home. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Meeman Journalism Building at the University of Memphis. Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel has charge. He was a Memphis correspondent for The Associated Press for 15 years, an Air Force veteran and a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Memphis Soaring Society. Mr. Seago leaves a daughter, Linda Rebecca Seago of Flagstaff, Ariz.; a son, Les Seago III of Homestead, Fla., a sister, Peggy Lewis of Dayton, Tenn., and a brother, Don Seago of Astoria, Ore. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, any memorials be sent to the University of Memphis Journalism Scholarship Fund.
Dated March 2, 2000

HENRY SEALS JR., 59, of West Memphis, City of West Memphis supervisor, died of heart failure Sunday at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Services will be at noon Saturday at West Memphis First Baptist Church with burial in Marion (Ark.) Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Seals, the husband of Sadie Mae Seals, also leaves a son, Henry Seals III of Memphis; four sisters, Eloise Harven of Chicago, Edna Nuell of Milwaukee, Bessie Miles of Champaign, Ill., and Stella Mays of St. Louis; a brother, Eugene Seals of West Memphis, and a grandchild.
Dated March 2, 2000

OLLIE B. SEWARD, 97, of Vermilion, Ohio, formerly of Eads, retired owner of Seward Grocery after 30 years, died of heart failure Feb. 25 in Vermilion. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fisherville Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Bethany Cemetery. Collierville Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Seward, the widow of Albert Hamner and Leo Seward, leaves two daughters, Essie Anthony of Knoxville and Mary Ann Favazza of Memphis; two sons, Albert `Pat' Hamner of Vermilion and Larry Seward of Lake Cormorant, Miss.; three stepdaughters, Wilma Watkins of West Memphis, Helen Littlefield of West Columbia, Texas, and Agnes Roberts of Memphis, 20 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Dated March 2, 2000

MARY ROSE SHIELDS, 73, of Memphis, homemaker, died of cancer Wednesday at Saint Francis Hospital. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she was a member, with burial in Memorial Park. Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Shields, the widow of Clayton Shields, leaves a son, Craig Shields of Bartlett, and a grandson. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Immanuel Lutheran School Development Office.
Dated March 2, 2000

TENNIE LOVIE SMITH SWIFT, 94, of Oakland, homemaker, died of heart failure Tuesday at Methodist Hospital of Fayette in Somerville. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Rossville, where she was a mother board member, with burial in the church cemetery there. J. A. Lofties Funeral Home in Somerville has charge. Mrs. Swift, the widow of Jasper Swift, leaves two daughters, Ruth Hayslett of Oakland and Ruby Wright of Somerville; a sister, Bessie Long of Williston, 15 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Dated March 2, 2000

FRANCES A. TAYLOR, 89, of Memphis, homemaker, died of heart failure Thursday at her home. Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel has charge. She was a member of Second Church of Christ Scientist, Junior League Garden Club and Tuesday Study Club. Mrs. Taylor, the wife of Henry L. Taylor, also leaves two daughters, Barbara Taylor Jones of Raleigh, N.C., and Frances Taylor Brock of Memphis; two sisters, Laurence Allen Mitchell and Alice Allen Malone, both of Memphis, and three grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.
Dated March 2, 2000

CHARLIE TUCKER, 72, of 3807 N. Trezevant, died of heart failure Thursday at UT Bowld Hospital. M.J. Edwards & Sons Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Tucker leaves a daughter, Betty Tucker of Memphis; four sisters, Viola Tucker of Chicago, Maxcine Martin and Effie Head, both of Clarksville, Tenn., and Lillie M. Edwards of South Bend, Ind.; two brothers, George Tucker of South Bend and Cicero Tucker of St. Louis, eight grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Dated March 2, 2000

ORETHA WHITE, 82, of Chicago, formerly of Memphis, died of heart failure Sunday at St. Bernard Hospital in Chicago. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in National Cemetery. M.J. Edwards & Sons Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. White, the widow of Lucius White, leaves three sisters, Laura Taylor and Ada Fairfield, both of Chicago, and Leola Mull of Memphis.
Dated March 2, 2000

REAPER JONES WILSON, 75, of Brighton, former employee of AT &T, died of heart failure Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Brighton with burial in the church cemetery there. Mason Funeral Home in Mason has charge. She was a former Sunday school teacher and former president of the Pastor's Parish and United Methodist Women's Organization. Mrs. Wilson, the wife of Charles Wilson, also leaves a daughter, Earnestine Leverette of California; a son, Ronald Wilson; three sisters, Nellie Hatton and Maude Willis, both of Detroit, and Bessie Seward of Illinois; a brother, Dave Jones Jr. of Detroit, and seven grandchildren.
Dated March 2, 2000

FOSTER YOUNG, 80, of Memphis, retired employee of the Tennessee Valley Authority and Union Station, died of heart failure Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East. N.J. Ford & Sons Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of St. Andrew AME Church and an Army veteran. Mr. Young, the widower of Annie Mae Young, leaves four daughters, Evelyn Hart, Fosta Brown, Linda Cannon and Loretta Young, all of Memphis; four sons, William Henry Young and Foster Young Jr., both of Houston, and Thomas H. Young and Calvin Young, both of Memphis; three sisters, Ollie Cole and Dovie Baker, both of Memphis, and Ethel Threatt of Chicago, 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Dated March 2, 2000


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