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OBITUARIES FOR SUNDAY, DEC. 3, 2000

By Staff
YVONNE NULL WOODRICK
Retired bookkeeper
Graveside services for Yvonne Null Woodrick will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Woodrick, 67, of Meridian, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Regional Medical Center in Greenville. She was a retired bookkeeper.
Survivors include a daughter, Jan Tucker and her husband, Troy, of Greenville; two sons, Larry Woodrick and his wife, Yolanda, of Brandon, and Kim Woodrick and his wife, Alice, of Tennessee; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
LOUISE RALEY MERWORTH
Retired florist
Graveside services for Louise Raley Merworth will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Julian Stennis officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Merworth, 84, of Meridian, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, in Meridian. She was a retired florist and a member of Hawkins Memorial Methodist Church. She was also a former secretary for Meridian Scottish Rite Bodies.
Survivors include a son, Huff Brown and his wife, Carol, of Meridian; a brother, Elbert Raley of Mendenhall; three grandchildren, Jane Pritchard, Patricia Whitaker and Tracy Donaldson, all of Meridian; five great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Genell Brown of Meridian.
Visitation will be Monday from 10 a.m. until services at the funeral home.
ERNA E3LLINGBURG
Homemaker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Erna Ellingburg will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Richard Lonoia Burks officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Ellingburg, 82, of Philadelphia, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Leake County Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, John A. Ellingburg of Kosciusko; a sister, Ruby Sullivan of Philadelphia; and a grandson.
Visitation will be today from 3 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
JAMES C. SMITH
UNION Services for James C. "Buddy" Smith will be held today at 2 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Royce Laird and Harold Laird officiating. Burial will be in Bethsaida Cemetery.
Mr. Smith, 78, of Union, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, in Meridian.
Survivors include his wife, Goldie Smith of Union; two daughters, Marlene Hinton and her husband, Pete, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Dewanda Page and her husband, Jimmy Dale, of Union; two sisters, Elma Warren and Jewell Allday, both of Union; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
CLEASTER JOHNSON
Retired Teamsters contractor
Services for Cleaster Johnson will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at West Mount Moriah Baptist Church with the Rev. Nehemiah officiating. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery with Enterprise Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Johnson, 76, of Pittsburg, Calif., died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, in Pittsburg. He was a retired Teamsters Union contractor. He was also a veteran.
Survivors include two stepsons, Otis James Wilson of Meridian, and Clayton Johnson of Delaware; a stepdaughter, Jackie Johnson Welch of Pittsburg; a brother, Leonard Johnson of Columbus, S.C.; a sister, Margie Mae Cole of Meridian; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Mae Johnson; his parents, J.P. and Rose Anna Johnson; a daughter, Peggy Jean Wilson; three brothers, Sam Johnson, J.P. Johnson Jr. and Leo Johnson; and two sisters, Fannie Mae Finley and Nannie Mae Johnson.
Visitation will be today from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
AUDIE MAE IVY MOTT
Homemaker
Graveside services for Audie Mae Ivy Mott will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. John Kaufman officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mott, 91, of Meridian, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, in Meridian. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Ausie Hinson Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., and Jerry Hinson of Meridian; a sister, Lucille Baker of Meridian; a brother, Albert Ivy, of Meridian; and a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Alman Hinson.
The family requests memorials be made to Wesley United Methodist Church.

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