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OBITUARIES FOR SATURDAY, DEC. 30, 2000

By Staff
SYBIL B. MASSEY
Retired LPN
Services for Sybil B. Massey will be held today at 1 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Danny Chisholm officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Massey, 77, of Meridian, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at Guardian Angel Hospice. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and a retired LPN from Rush Hospital Pediatrics Department where she worked for 30 years.
Survivors include four daughters, Addie Sims and her husband, Buddy, of Lauderdale; Flora Shepherd and her husband, Chuck, of Bailey; Julia Fant, and her husband, Wayne, of Ashville; and Annette Henderson and her husband, Jim, of DeKalb; two sisters, Grace Hollingsworth of Meridian, and Adeline Purvis of Philadelphia; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard L. Massey.
The family requests memorials be made to American Diabetes Association.
Visitation will be today at 10 a.m. until the service at the funeral home.
JAMES ANDREW KIRKLAND
Retired from International Paper Company
PHILADELPHIA Services for James Andrew Kirkland will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Tucker Cemetery in Kemper County.
Mr. Kirkland, 71, of Moss Point, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at his home. He was an Electrolux Vacuum sales representative.
Survivors include a sister, Viola Robinson of New Caney, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Zula Kirkland.
Visitation will be Sunday from noon-2 p.m. at the funeral home.
MATTIE DEBRUCE PUCKETT
Retired teacher
Services for Mattie DeBruce Puckett will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Savannah Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. William Harper and Timothy Graham officiating. Burial will be in Musgrove Cemetery with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Puckett, 92, of Meridian, died Thursday, Dec. 28,2000, at Meridian Community Living Center. She was a retired teacher for Lauderdale County Schools.
Survivors include a daughter, Mattie Owens of Meridian; a granddaughter, Jessica Y. Brewster of Esquire, Washington, D.C.; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 -11 a.m. at the church.
CARRIE FINLEY
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Carrie Finley, 70, of Meridian, who died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at Riley Hospital.
DONALD GARY FEASEL
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Donald Gary Feasel, 51, of DeKalb, who died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000 in DeKalb.

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