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franklin county times

OBITUARIES FOR SUNDAY, DEC. 31, 2000

By Staff
ARTHUR KILLEN HODGIN
Retired house painter
Private services for Arthur Killen Hodgin will be held at a later day with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hodgin, 67, of Meridian, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Guardian Angel Hospice. He was a retired house painter.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ellen Moore of Meridian; a son, David Arthur Hodgin of Wichita, Kan.; a stepdaughter, Patricia Duran of Wichita; a sister, Reba Wilkins of Meridian; a brother, Roy Hodgin of Aliceville, Ala.; and seven grandchildren.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
WILLIAM MARVIN CLARK
Retired merchant
Services for William Marvin Clark will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Chunky Methodist Church with the Revs. Albry Howard and Wayne Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Clark, 91, of Chunky, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at his home. He was a retired merchant and owner of W.J. Clark Grocery in Chunky.
Survivors include a son, Danny Clark of Chunky; a grandson, William C. Clark and his wife, Andrea, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; a granddaughter, Cay Clark of Chunky; and a great-granddaughter, Christie Clark, of Fort Walton Beach.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen N. Clark.
Visitation will be today from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers include Olan Hull, Roger Shirley, Charles Hurst, John Clark, Joe Clark and Jason Clark.
ESTHER G. JACKSON
Homemaker
Memorial services for Esther G. Jackson will be held today at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Natchez City Cemetery in Natchez with the Rev. Sid Harmon officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Jackson, 80, of Cleveland, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. Born in Natchez, Mrs. Jackson moved to Starkville at an early age. She graduated from Starkville High School and Mississippi State University. She was a member of Chi Omega Sorority at MSU and also attended Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a caseworker with Travelers Aid and Judge Kelley's Juvenile court in Memphis, Tenn., during and after war times. She was a registered parliamentarian for Mississippi. She taught parliamentary law in a number of cities and served as state parliamentarian for a number of years for the American Legion Auxiliary where she was a life member.
She served as president of the Cleveland Women's Club and was active in many other civic activities and helped organize the Cleveland Junior Auxiliary. She also served as substitute teacher for Cleveland High School and Delta State University. She was a member of the Madame Hogett Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution. She married David Montgomery Jackson in 1944. After the war, they made their home in Cleveland in 1946.
Survivors include her husband, David Montgomery Jackson, of Cleveland; two sons, D. Monty Jackson and his wife, Dollye, of Meridian, formerly of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Marx Griffin Jackson, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and three grandchildren, J. Mac Jackson of Los Angeles, David M. Jackson III of Atlanta, and Melissa Jackson of Meridian.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marx C. and Esther Whitaker Griffin.
Visitation will be today from 1 p.m. until time of services at First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland.
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, Esquire, of Washington, D.C.; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at the church.
EULA MAE BELLAZINI
Homemaker
Graveside services for Eula Mae Bellazini will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Metzger and Dr. Lester Palmer officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Bellazini, 91, of Meridian, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at her home.
Survivors include a niece, Jo Ann Shields of Joliet, Ill.; two first cousins, Louis E. Rushton of Jackson and Fred W. Rushton of Tunica; other cousins, Peggy Sheppard of Meridian and Nell Anderman of Baton Route, La.; a special friend, Sabrina Williams of Meridian; and personal care-givers, Cathy and Dwayne Fisher of Meridian.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Golda Sauer; and her stepfather, Leo Sauer; and her husband, Al Bellazini.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 10-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Rick Williams, Lee Williams, David Goldman and Doug Hawkins.
RUBIE M. LEWIS
Arrangements were incomplete at E.E. McDonald Funeral Home for Rubie M. Lewis, 85, of Collinsville, who died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Riley Hospital in Meridian.

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