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OBITUARIES FOR MONDAY, NOV. 27, 2000

By Staff
MARK PETTY
Employed with Connor-Witco of Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA Services for Mark Petty will be held today at 11 a.m. at Charles Roark Pentecostal Apostolic Church, with the Rev. Charles Roark officiating. Burial will be in Sunrise Cemetery in Noxapater with McClain-Hays Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Petty, 20, of Philadelphia, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Laird Hospital in Union.
Survivors include his parents, Danny and Bea Petty, two sisters, Amy Ferris and Pam Petty, and his grandparents, Louis and Edith Petty, all of Philadelphia.
VELM AGLADYS HAYES
Homemaker
Services for Velma Gladys Hayes will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel, with Elder Karl Fahrbach officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Hayes, 92, of Meridian, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Rush Foundation Hospital. She was a member of the Jehovah Witness. A faithful servant of Jehovahs Witness for 47 years, she stood fast and held true to her faith through all trials and tribulations of this world.
Survivors include two sons, Harold Ray Hayes and his wife, Janice, of Meridian, and William Lloyd Hayes of Brandon; four daughters, Velma Jean Spears and her husband, Cohen, of Linden, Ala., Dorothy Ann Wilson of Lauderdale, Aileen Elizabeth Watkins and her husband, Johnny, of Meridian, and Linda Faye Bills and her husband, Ted, of North Port, Fla.; 21 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Johnnie Sublette, Michael McDonald, Shane Duke, Laymon Wilson Jr., Cohen Spears Jr. and Michael Megginson.
Honorary pallbearers will be the brothers of the Jehovah Witnesses.
GRADY L. SWANNER
Retired minister
Services for Grady L. Swanner will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Byerl Darnell officiating. Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Swanner, 88, of Enterprise, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Guardian Angel Hospice.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Bearden Swanner of Enterprise; three sons, Jerry Swanner and his wife, Patsy, and Charles Swanner and his wife, Patsy, all of Enterprise, and Lofton Swanner and his wife, Patsy, of Meridian; a brother, Preston Swanner of Laurel; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
JIMMY RAY FULLER
Retired
Graveside services for Jimmy Ray Fuller will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Franklin McClelland officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Fuller, 55, of the Alamucha Community, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, in Alamucha.
Survivors include a son, Blake Aaron Flowers of the Alamucha Community; two stepdaughters, Bobbie LeBlanc of Louisiana and Tina Covington of Collinsville; two stepsons, John Flowers of Louisiana and Tommy Flowers of Florida; a sister, Brenda Pearson of the Alamucha Community; a brother, Richard Fuller of Olive Branch; and nine grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
DANNY HERRING
Employed with Touching Hands Ministries of Meridian
PHILADELPHIA Services for Danny Herring will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service, with the Revs. Darrell Dumas and Ebb Foxx officiating. Burial will be in Henry's Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Herring, 48, of Meridian, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was born in Neshoba County and had resided in Meridian for the last 36 years. He was a musician and member of Touching Hands Ministries of Meridian.
Survivors include a son, William James Herring of Waynesboro; a granddaughter, Ashton Herring of Hattiesburg; his mother, Louise Herring, a brother, Keith Herring, his fiance, Kay Lyons, and a special friend, Wilma Jordan, all of Meridian; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Horace Herring in 1999.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
KENNETH MCGINLEY
Car salesman
Private memorial services for Kenneth McGinley will be held at a later date. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. McGinley, 48, of Meridian, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, in his home.
Survivors include his wife, Vickie McGinley of Meridian; three daughters, three sons and two grandchildren.
EULA CRABRETT
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Eula Crabtree, 99, of Meridian, who died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Guardian Angel Hospice.

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