Mrs. Verna Mae COLLINS
CCT, Friday, 5 Jan 1979Services for Mrs. Verna Mae COLLINS, 77, held Saturday, 11 AM, Union Baptist Church. Dr. Ed North officiated with interment in church cemetery. Wright Funeral Home in charge. Died Thursday in a Baton Rouge, LA, hospital. Native of Stonewall and resident of Pensacola, FL past five months. Member of First Baptist Church of Pensacola and had been a member of First Baptist Church, New Orleans and the Union Baptist Church. Survivors - one son, Michael B. COLLINS, Pensacola; one sister, Ethel HARPER SALISBURY, Baton Rouge; one brother, Wilmer E. HARPER, Agricola; one nephew and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Bell McGREW
CCT, Friday, 5 Jan 1979Services for Mrs. Bell McGREW, 86, Stonewall, held Saturday, 3 PM, Wright Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Bill Patton officiated with interment in DeSoto Cemetery. Died Thursday in H. C. Watkins Hospital. Survivors - two sons, James and Carl McGREW, Jr.; one daughter, Mrs. Nora B. OWENS, Jackson; three brothers, Jim McQUAIG, Stonewall; Alan McQUAIG, Quitman; Neal McQUAIG, Columbus, GA; one sister, Mrs. Flora MARTIN, Bogalusa, LA; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren.
Mrs. Willie Mae JOHNSON
CCT, Friday, 12 Jan 1979Services for Mrs. Willie Mae JOHNSON, 71, Rt. 1, Quitman, held Tuesday, 2 PM, Wright Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. O. F. Grisham officiated. Interment in Cross Roads Cemetery. Died Sunday, H. C. Watkins Memorial Hospital. Survivors - husband, John W. JOHNSON, Quitman; four sons, John M. BURKE, Quitman; Dan T. PERRY, Birmingham; Charles JOHNSON, Greenwood; J. W. JOHNSON, Quitman; four sisters, Mrs. Nanonie TODD, Gulfport; Mrs. Annie CROOL, Bessemer, AL; Mrs. Lillie Ruth REYNOLDS, Meridian; Mrs. Opal ROBINSON, Quitman; 15 grandchildren; one great grandchild.
Miss Louise MOORE
CCT, Friday, 12 Jan 1979Services for Miss Louise MOORE, 78, Stonewall, held 11 AM, Saturday, Wright Funeral Home Chapel. Revs. Hollis Howell and Charles Waddell officiated. Graveside services held 3 PM at the Poplar Springs Cemetery in Crystal Springs. Died Thursday, H. C. Watkins Memorial Hospital. Survivors - one brother, Rev. John W. MOORE, Meridian; two sisters, Mrs. L. W. HARDAGE, Stonewall; Mrs. R. E. ALFORD, Crystal Springs.
Mrs. Virginia Augusta O'NEAL
CCT, Friday, 12 Jan 1979Services for Mrs. Virginia Augusta O'NEAL, 74, Quitman, held 2 PM, Wright Funeral Home Chapel. Revs. Hubert Daniels and Jimmy Talley officiated. Interment in Hopewell Cemetery. Died Friday in Riley Memorial Hospital. Survivors - two sons, George AVERA, Foley, AL; Aaron AVERA, Pachuta; four daughters, Mrs. Willie Lorine EVANS, Meridian; Mrs. Beddie COVINGTON, House; Mrs. Joyce BIRDSONG, Meridian; Mrs. Mary Jane HARPER, Columbus; one brother, A. D. MATHIS, Quitman; five stepsons; 16 grandchildren; 12 grandchildren.
Raymond Lavon STEWART, Sr.
CCT, Friday, 12 Jan 1979Services for Raymond Lavon STEWART, Sr., 58, Marrero, LA, held Friday, 1 PM, Cross Roads Methodist Church. Rev. Bill Patton officiated with interment in church cemetery under direction of Wright Funeral Home. Died Tuesday in New Orleans. Survivors - two sons, Raymond L. STEWART, Jr., Arkadelphia, AR; Billy J. STEWART, Quitman; six daughters, Mrs. Betty JORDAN, Quitman; Mrs. Faye RASCOE, Stonewall; Mrs. Jackie HYATT, Starks, LA; Mrs. Carolyn _ AQUIN and Mrs. Sherry PERTUIT, both of Marrero; Miss Sheila Rae STEWART, Hope, AR; three brothers, Earl STEWART, Mobile; Evan STEWART, Athens, AL; Jimmy STEWART, Quitman; a sister, Mrs. Ruby Jewel COBURN, Mobile; 19 grandchildren; four great grandchildren.
Howard Eugene ALLEN
CCT, Friday, 19 Jan 1979Services for Howard Eugene ALLEN, Rt. 1, Enterprise, held Sunday, 2 PM, Stephens Funeral Home Chapel, Meridian. Rev. Charles Davis officiated with interment in Goodwater Cemetery. Died Saturday in Anderson Hospital. Member of Goodwater Baptist Church. Survivors - wife, Mrs. Gloria ALLEN, Enterprise; a daughter, Sandra JOHNSON, Chunky; a son, Dewayne ALLEN; mother, Mrs. Callen ALLEN; a sister, Mrs. Eileen DuBOSE, all of Enterprise; two grandsons.
William Thomas (Bill) BENNETT
CCT, Friday, 19 Jan 1979Services for William Thomas (Bill) BENNETT held Saturday, 9 am, Wright Funeral Home Chapel. Father Remigus Kozak officiated. Interment Saturday, 3 PM, Memorial Park Cemetery, Louisville. Rosary held Friday, 8 PM and body carried to Nowell Funeral Home, Louisville, 2 PM, Saturday. Was owner and operator of Bernard Department Store for several years and had been prominently involved with business affairs in Quitman for a number of years. Was member of Good Shepherd Church, Quitman, and a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus member. Survivors - wife, Mrs. Gertrude BENNETT, Quitman; a daughter, Miss Belinda BENNETT, Jackson; a son, Bernard BENNETT, Hattiesburg; five sisters, Mrs. James CARTER, Jackson; Miss Margaret BENNETT, Jackson; Miss Mary BENNETT and Mrs. Pete HAYS, Cathage (sic) and Mrs. Gladys LOPEZ, Morgan City, LA; a granddaughter, Miss Shannon BENNETT, Quitman.
Mrs. Bessie W. REEDER ROE
CCT, Friday, 19 Jan 1979Services for Mrs. Bessie W. REEDER ROE, Rt. 3, held Tuesday, 2 Jan, 2 PM, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Revs. Ralph Smith and Dennis Kennedy officiated. Interment in McGowan Cemetery under direction of Wright Funeral Home. Died Sunday, 31 Dec, Anderson Hospital, Meridian. Survivors - two sons, James REEDER, Ashland, OR; John REEDER, Quitman; two daughters, Mrs. Elouise JAMES, Medford, OR; Mrs. Mildred IVEY, Quitman; two brothers, M. J. WATTS, Freeport, TX; Russell WATTS, Union; 16 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren.(Note: Interred at Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery, which may have also been known as McGowan Cemetery.)
Ernest Hull BRANNON
CCT, Friday, 26 Jan 1979Services for Ernest Hull BRANNON, 72, held 10:30 AM, Tuesday, Wright Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. James Rayner, Jimmy Sanders, and Byrd officiating. Interment in Quitman Cemetery. Died Sunday, H. C. Watkins Memorial Hospital. Survivors - two sons, John BRANNON, Pascagoula; Wayne BRANNON, Birmingham, AL; two sisters, Mrs. Vesta HULL, Texarkana, TX; Mrs. Stanley ROBERTS, Jacksonville, FL; three granddaughters, Renee DAILEY. Jona BRANNON, Jana BRANNON.
Robert Benjamin DAVIS, Sr.
CCT, Friday, 26 Jan 1979Services for Robert Benjamin DAVIS, Sr., 93, held 10:30 AM, Monday, Pine Grove Baptist Church, Rev. Eddie Parker officiating. Interment in church cemetery. Died Saturday at Queen City Nursing Home. Survivors - two sons, Ulmer H. DAVIS, Booneville; Robert B. DAVIS, Jr., Atlanta, GA; a daughter, Mrs. J. B. (Sarah) PEAVEY, Meridian; a brother, Byron DAVIS, Whynot; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren.
Miss Sadie Ann DAVIS
CCT, Friday, 26 Jan 1979Services for Miss Sadie Ann DAVIS, 79, held 2 PM, Monday, Wright Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Roy Givens officiating. Interment in Quitman Cemetery. Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Thomas Franklin CORN, Sr.
CCT, Friday, 9 Feb 1979Services for Thomas Franklin CORN, Sr., 78, 1400 37th Ave., Meridian, held Tuesday, 1:30 PM, Webb Funeral Home Chapel; prayer services 3 PM, Eureka Baptist Church, Choctaw Co., AL. Revs. Cecil Mayfield and Bill Hopper officiated. Former District 3 justice of the peace and retired conductor for Illinois Central Railroad. Died Sunday, Rush Hospital. Member of Pine Grove Church of God, Lauderdale. Survivors include wife, Mrs. Ella F. CORN, Meridian; three daughters, Mrs. Rebecca YATES, Mobile; Mrs. Barbara C. DEAN, Lockhart; Mrs. Ralph A. SMITH, Quitman; two sons, Thomas F. CORN, Jr., Meridian; James Robert CORN, Causeyville; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lamar ROBINSON, Meridian; Mrs. Clyde MASONER, Meridian.
Walter Eugene EDDINS
CCT, Friday, 9 Feb 1979Services for Walter Eugene EVANS, 91, held Friday, 2 PM, West Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Dr. W. F. Chatham and Rev. George Anderson officiated. Interment in church cemetery under direction of Wright Funeral Home. Died Wednesday at residence, Rt. 2, Vossburg. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Otho (Lois) PARKER, Vossburg.
Mrs. Willie Lorine EVANS
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Leon A. McINNIS
CCT, Friday, 9 Feb 1979Services for Leon A. McINNIS, 75, held Thursday, 2 PM, Melvin Methodist Church, Revs. Maddock Thomas and Michael Boutwell officiating. Interment in Brightwater Cemetery. Died Wednesday at residence, Rt. 4. Survivors include wife, Mrs. Sally McINNIS; one son, Frank McINNIS, Shubuta; two daughters, Mrs. Georgie ARMSTEAD, Melvin, AL; three brothers, Pete McINNIS, Gilbertown, AL; Andrew McINNIS, Toxey, AL; Billy McINNIS, Needham, AL; one sister, Lucille DUKES, Pennington, AL; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Wright Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Ola Lee PEARSON
CCT, Friday, 9 Feb 1979Services for Mrs. Ola Lee PEARSON, 80, Stonewall, held Thursday, 2 PM, Stonewall Baptist Church. Rev. Bill Patton officiated. Interment in Stonewall Cemetery under direction of Wright Funeral Home. Died Tuesday, Riley Hospital, Meridian. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Glenda PEARSON, Mrs. Hazel FAULKNER; a son, Robert (Bob) PEARSON, all of Meridian; two sisters, Mrs. Flora HOLLINGSHEAD, Mrs. Alice LEE, both of Stonewall; two brothers, Willie MORGAN, Stonewall; Emmett MORGAN, Laurel; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.
Royal Bryan PRIMM
CCT, Friday, 9 Feb 1979Graveside services for Royal Bryan PRIMM, 81, held Tuesday, 11 AM, Quitman Cemetery. Rev. Roy Given officiated. Wright Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Died Sunday. Survivors - wife, Mrs. Rose PRIMM, Quitman; brother, Paul PRIMM, Glenview, IL.
Jackie Martin WILSON
CCT, Friday, 9 Feb 1979Services for Jackie Martin WILSON, 26, Rt. 1, Quitman, held Monday, 11 AM, Rolling Creek Baptist Church. Revs. Barney Bagley, Dennis Kennedy, Mike Rasberry officiated. Interment in church cemetery. Survivors include wife, Mrs. Judy RASBERRY WILSON, Quitman; mother, Mrs. Helen WILSON, Quitman; one daughter, Miss Stacy Leigh WILSON, Quitman; three sisters, Mrs. Elsie CREIGHTON, Quitman; Mrs. Wanda FURLINE, Stonewall; Mrs. Nina SHIRLEY, Yantley, AL; four brothers, Billy and Tommy WILSON, both of Stonewall; Corlie WILSON, South Africa; Joseph WILSON, Quitman. Wright Funeral Home of Quitman in charge.
Mrs. Fay MOORE BRENT
CCT, Friday, 9 Mar 1979Services for Mrs. Fay MOORE BRENT, former resident of Enterprise who died Monday in Columbia, SC, held Wednesday, 11 AM, United Methodist Church, Enterprise, Revs. Hollis Howell and Tayor Wallace officiated. Interment in Enterprise Cemetery under direction of Webb Funeral Home. Survivors include nieces and nephews, among whom are Mrs. John A. FARMER, Columbia, SC; Mrs. Eugene DAVIS, Marion, SC; Mrs. Edward GUNN, Jr., Lexington, SC.
Clarence E. HOOD, Jr.
CCT, Friday, 9 Mar 1979Friends and relatives were saddened to hear of death of Clarence E. HOOD, Jr., at Mt. Pleasant, SC; former resident of Quitman; died following long illness; funeral services will be held 8 March, Mt. Pleasant; survivors - wife, Mrs. C. E. HOOD, Jr.; five children.
William C. LONG
CCT, Friday, 9 Mar 1979Services for William C. LONG, 69, Rt. 1, held Wednesday, 11 AM, Antioch Baptist Church; Revs. Jody Dunnam and Horrace Sollie officiated; interment in church cemetery; died Monday at residence; survivors - wife, Mrs. Ellie Mae LONG, three sons, Denny Ray, George W., and Thomas LONG, all of Quitman; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann COLEMAN, Mrs. Sharon Fay SMITH, Miss Kitty and Miss Audry LONG, all of Quitman; brother, Rev. Ocie B. LONG, Meridian; three sisters, Mrs. Varna EVANS, Meridian; Mrs. Myrtle ROBERTS, West Monroe, LA; Mrs. Alta NAPP, Quitman; four grandchildren.
James T. (Jim) LOPER
CCT, Friday, 9 Mar 1979Services for James T. (Jim) LOPER, 84, Rt. 2, Vossburg, held Tuesday, 2 PM, Zion Rest Methodist Church; Revs. Kenneth Cochran and Thomas Brashier officiated; interment in church cemetery under direction of Wright Funeral Home; died Sunday at residence; survivors - five sons, Richard H. LOPER, Hattiesburg; William J. and Malcolm E. LOPER, both of Vossburg; James Robert LOPER, Jackson Heights, NY; Wallace LOPER, Lubbock, TX; two daughters, Mrs. Edith LOWERY and Mrs. Tommy ULMER, both of Heidelberg; three sisters, Mrs. Annie KENDRICKS, Hattiesburg; Mrs. Josephine COOK, Heidelberg; Mrs. Lindy HARRIS, Quitman; 20 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild.
Mrs. Lucile MAYO SMIDERSKI
CCT, Friday, 9 Mar 1979Mrs. Lucile MAYO SMIDERSKI, 64, 127 Echota Circle, Rome, GA, died Friday afternoon in an Atlanta hospital following a brief illness. Born in Philadelphia, MS, daughter of the late Claude and Sarah MAYO. Resident of Rome for 20 years; member of First United Methodist Church. Prior to retirement in 1977, teacher at West Rome High School for 18 years. Former resident of Quitman and attended Quitman school. Survivors include husband, Walter SMIDERSKI; one daughter, Miss Sarah Jean SMIDERSKI, Denver, CO; one son, Robert W. SMIDERSKI, Athens; three sisters, Mrs. Geraldine CARTER, Tupelo, MS; Mrs. Mary Ann SMITH, Mrs. Mildred OWEN, both of Birmingham, AL; three brothers, Jeff MAYO, Hattiesburg, MS; James O. MAYO, Washington, DC; Hayes MAYO, Lawrence, KS. Funeral services held 2 PM Monday, West Oak Chapel, Rev. Warren Jones officiating. Interment in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.
Wilson Raymond COVINGTON
CCT, Friday, 10 Aug 1979Services for Wilson Raymond COVINGTON, 89, held Saturday at 2 PM in the chapel of Wright's Funeral Home; Revs. Ray McCorkle and David Manasco officiating; interment in Andrews Chapel Cemetery; died Wednesday in H. C. Watkins Mem. Hospital; survivors: wife, Mrs. Greathel M. COVINGTON, Quitman; four sons - James M. COVINGTON, Quitman; Robert R. COVINGTON, Columbus; Roy COVINGTON, Miami, FL; Roland COVINGTON, Aberdeen; four daughters - Mrs. Anne ANDREWS, Oak Ridge, TN; Mrs. Christine LARIS, San Diego, CA; Mrs. Elsie OWENS, Astor, FL; Mrs. Doria LARIS, Grant, NM; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren.(Note: Wilson Ramon/Raymon/Raymond COVINGTON was b. 18 Sep 1889 (tombstone) and was son of William Jessie COVINGTON and Mary Jane LEIGH; information received from Margaret TYNDALL 18 Mar 05 states the daughter listed above, Mrs. Doria LARIS, should read Mrs. Doris HANTZOPOULOS, Grants, NM)
Lloyd Franklin WALTMAN
CCT, Friday, 10 Aug 1979Services for Lloyd Franklin WALTMAN, 65, Rt. 2, Shubuta, held Friday at 2 PM in the chapel of Wright's Funeral Home; Revs. Rayner and E. L. Fairchild officiating; interment in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery (Note: This is the Mt. Pisgah Memorial Cemetery); he died Tuesday at his residence; survivors include wife, Mrs. Mary K. WALTMAN, Shubuta; stepdaughter Mrs. Edwina HIRKO, Kelso, WA; three brothers - Ernest WALTMAN, Cuba, AL; David WALTMAN, Quitman; Willie WALTMAN, Arlington, TX; two sisters - Mrs. Ruth HARMON, Meridian; Mrs. Etta SCARBROUGH, Quitman(Note: Son of Franklin J. WALTMAN and Leona Elizabeth LAMBERT)
George W. BURT, Jr.
CCT, 24 Aug 1979Services for George W. BURT, Jr., 71, 2901 Highland Ave., Meridian, held Wednesday, 2 PM, Stephens Funeral Home Chapel, Meridian; Revs. Marcus Smith and Jackie C. Hamilton officiated; interment in Quitman Cemetery; died Monday, Anderson Hospital; member of Highland Baptist Church; survivors - wife, Mrs. Iona (Onie) COVINGTON BURT, Meridian; two daus., Mrs. Robert T. (Bonnie) POGUE, Mobile; Mrs. William L. (Billie) JONES, Meridian; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. R. T. (Mary) THOMAS, Meridian; Mrs. Sam (Juanita) LULL, San Antonio, TX; two bros., W. W. (Bilbo) and Mark E. BURT, Sylacauga, AL.(Note: Son of George Warren BURT, Sr. and Evie Nora SHOTTS)
Mrs. Estelle HILL CONN
CCT, Friday, 31 Aug 1979Services for Mrs. Estell HILL CONN, 74, Rt. 2, Shubuta, held Friday, 11 AM, Pleasant Ridge Pentecostal Church. Revs. Leslie Roberts and O. F. Grisham officiated. Interment was in Salem Cemetery under direction of Wright Funeral Home. Died Tuesday, Watkins Memorial Hospital. Survivors include husband, Edward CONN, Shubuta; brother, Walter RAYNES (should last name be "BAYNES?"); four sisters, Mrs. Odessa WILLIS, Amarillo, TX; Mrs. Eloise TURNER, McIntosh, AL; Mrs. Annie Ruth SANDFORD, Waynesboro; Mrs. Jessie Frank SCARBROUGH, Picayune.
CCT, Friday, 31 Aug 1979Services for Frank DAVIS, 63, Rt. 2, Enterprise, held Thursday, 11 AM, Wright Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Parker Chancellor officiated. Interment was in Pachuta Cemetery. Died Monday in Houston County Hospital, Warner Robins, GA. Survivors include wife, Mrs. Elise C. DAVIS, Enterprise; a son, Jeffery Scott DAVIS, Enterprise; two stepson, Jimmy GONZLES (sic?), Warner Robins, GA; Johnny THOMAS, Morgan City, LA; a stepdaughter, Miss Rhonda J. THOMAS, Enterprise; four sisters, Mrs. Mabel VOLKING, Quitman, MS; Mrs. Anna WEDGEWORTH, Louin; Mrs. Daisy WARREN, Enterprise; Miss Juanita DAVIS, Laurel; two grandchildren.
Earl F. GOODWIN
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Chester A. McDONALD
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Grady Franklin RILEY, Sr.
CCT, Friday, 31 Aug 1979Services for Grady Franklin RILEY, Sr., Rt. 2, Enterprise, held Wednesday, 3 PM, Enterprise Baptist Church. Revs. Taylor Wallace and Hollis Howell officiated. Interment was in Enterprise Cemetery under direction of Wright Funeral Home. Died Monday at his residence. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Geneva L. DALGO, Columbia, SC; three sons, Grady F. RILEY, Jr., Bellevue, WA; Donald R. and Samuel Terry RILEY, both of Enterprise; 11 grandchildren.
Mrs. Nona A. ROBB
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Shira Kinard (S. K.) TAYLOR
CCT, Friday, 31 Aug 1979Shira Kinard (S. K.) TAYLOR, 66, Stonewall, passed away 27 Aug, Watkins Memorial Hospital, Quitman. Funeral services held 11 AM, Wednesday, Wright Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. James Waddell and Gerald Chaney officiating. Interment was in Stonewall Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy TAYLOR; two sons, Kenneth W. TAYLOR, Delavan, WI; Terry L. ROBERSON, Middleboro, MA; one brother, Jack H. TAYLOR, Laurel; one sister, Mrs. Mynard RAMIA, Meridian; two grandchildren; one great grandchild.
Mrs. Nola Grace McNEAL
CCT, Friday, 23 Nov 1979Services for Mrs. Nola Grace McNEAL, 64, Longview, TX, held 2 PM, Saturday, Wright's Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Earl Howard officiated with interment in Antioch Cemetery. Survivors - husband, Charles L. McNEAL; one son, Charles L. McNEAL, Jr., Longview, TX; four brothers, A. J. REESE, Quitman; Loy REESE, Butler, AL; Ray REESE, Stonewall; Bryant REESE, Meridian; three sisters, Mrs. Nadine SCRUGGS and Mrs. Opan (sic) GRAHAM, Meridian; Mrs. Janell THOMPSON, Chunky; two grandsons.