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franklin county times


By Staff
NEWTON Services for Mrs. Billie Weaver will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Newton County Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Weaver, 75, of Texas, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001 at Houston, Texas.
After her husband's retirement from the Air Force in 1967, she and her family moved to Conehatta. She and her husband moved to Newton in 1977 when he was asked to serve as city clerk for the City of Newton. While living in Newton, Billie was an active member of the Newton Church of Christ and various community organizations including the Newton Culture Club, Community Concerts Association, the League of Women Voters, The Hugh O'Brien Youth Organization, and the Bobashela Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. She moved back to Texas in the summer of 1997 to be near her daughters. They would like to extend a special thank you to the caring, loving staff and friends at the Transitions Adult Day Care Center. Mrs. Weaver spent many happy hours there during the first two years back in Texas. The family would also like to say a special thank you to the nurses and staff of The Hospice of the Texas Medical Center for providing such loving, attentive care to their mother in her final two months.
Survivors include two daughters, Martha Dunagan of Sugar Land, Texas and Nancy Weaver of Stafford Texas; two sons, Ben Weaver of Saginaw, Texas and Frank Weaver of San Antonio and seven grandchildren.
Mrs. Weaver was proceeded in death by a son, Greg, her husband, Dale and her sister, Jo Smith.
YORK, Ala. Services for Maryin Earl Grimes will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Grant McLain officiating. Burial will be in Cokes Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Grimes, 76, of York, died, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001 at Hill Hospital in York.
Survivors include his daughter, Sandra Fain of Pell City, Ala.; four sisters, Agnes Moody of Ward, Ann Roberts of Cuba, Julia Truelove of York and Melba Shaw of Greenwood, Miss.; and one grandchild.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Mrs. Beatrice Pickett Lovorn will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Kenneth Swearingen officiating. Burial will be in Rocky Hill Cemetery in Louisville with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Lovorn, 91, of Grand Bay, Ala., died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001 at Grand Bay Convalescent Home. She was a homemaker and member of Midway Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Laniece Anderson, and her husband O.L. of San Antonio, Texas; a son, Rev. Kenneth Swearingen and his wife, Janell, both of Bayou LaBatre, Ala.; a sister, Ruth Cheatham and her husband Victor, both of Louisville; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward F. Lovorn, a son, Col. Douglas Osborn Swearingen and a granddaughter, Judy Swearingen Johnson.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Retired physician
Services for Dr. Charles Spurgeon Mangum will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Tom Sikes officiating.
Dr. Mangum, 45, of New Orleans, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans.
Dr. Mangum was a retired physician and a dual resident of New Orleans and Ft. Collins, Colo. He was currently enrolled in the Loyola University School of Law.
Survivors include his wife, Laurie Long Mangum of Ft. Collins; a daughter, Erin Rayner Mangum of Ft. Collins; his mother, Ruth Gipson Mangum of Natchez; two sisters, Nona Spencer of Indianola and Charlotte Steele; two aunts and numerous other relatives and friends.
Dr. Mangum was preceded in death by his father, Charles Mangum.
The family request memorials be made to Harmony Presbyterian Church located at 400 East Boardwalk, Ft. Collins, Colo., 80525.
Services for Aaron Hopkins Sr. will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at New Prospect Baptist Church in Savoy with the Rev. Claude Tucker officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Enterprise Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hopkins, 81, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in Meridian.
Survivors include four daughters, Edna Rice and her husband, Robert, of Meridian, Helen Maxine Balthrop and her husband, Donald, of Lake Jackson, Texas, Marilyn Pauline Mimms and her husband, Ronald, of St. Lois, MO and Lillie Hopkins of Brighton, Colo.; two sisters, Frances McDade and Virgie Mae Jones, both of Meridian, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lille Bell Lewis Hopkins and a son, Aaron Hopkins Jr.
Visitation will be today from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Truck farmer
YORK, Ala. Services for Mr. Uel McElroy will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Sewell officiating. Burial will be in Clay Memorial Cemetery in Cuba.
Mr. McElroy, 91, of Cuba, died, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel Wideman McElroy of Cuba; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Saturday from 1-2 p.m. the funeral home.
Retired laborer
QUITMAN Services for Arthur Walker will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at New Oak Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. William Pruitt officiating. Burial will be in Campbell Cemetery in Pachuta.
Mr. Walker, 97, of Pachuta, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at H.C. Watkins Memorial Hospital. Mr. Walker was a retired laborer.
Visitation will be tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at New Oak Grove Baptist Church.