OBITUARIES FOR FRIDAY, FEB. 9, 2001
JAMES SIDNEY WAGNER
Cattle and poultry producer
NEWTON Services for James Sidney Wagner were held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church with the Revs. Dr. Frank Harmon and Paul Strahan officiating. Burial was in Newton County Memorial Gardens with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Wagner, 53, of Hickory, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, in Hickory. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was a member of the choir, immediate past chairman of Deacons, member of the Gideons International, officer of Newton Camp, Newton County Cattlemen's Association, officer and board member.
Survivors include his wife, Lynn Addkison Wagner of Newton; a son, Jody Wagner and his wife, Jill, of Hereford, Texas; a daughter, Leanne McGee and her husband, Mark, of Simpsonville, S.C.; a mother-in-law, Florene Addkison of Newton; three brothers, Eddie Wagner of Jackson, Johnny Wagner and Ricky Wagner, both of Collinsville; and two sisters, Ann Therrien and Lela Baucum, both of Newton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Jimmie Goss Wagner.
The family requests memorials be made to the Gideons Foundation.
Pallbearers will be Bob Douglas, Jo Jo Logan, David Lofton, Dr. Donnie Wilson, Leon Harris, Sam Bounds, David Feldman, Buddy Weems, Mike Strebeck and Danny Lindsley.
Honorary will be deacons of First Baptist Church in Newton.
WILLIE DAVIS ADDY
UNION Services for Willie Davis "Jack" Addy will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Milling Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Walter Collins officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Church Cemetery.
Mr. Addy, 84, of Decatur, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Laird Hospital in Union. He was a member of Woodmen of the World.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Addy of Decatur; a son, Ronnie Addy and his wife, Helen, of Decatur; two sisters, Ina Cooksey of Newton and Ola Meader of Decatur; and a granddaughter, Rhonda Addy of Decatur.
Pallbearers will be Charles Moulds, Allen Moulds, Buddy Ezelle, Barkley Cooksey, Milton Vance and Kenny Joe Bankston.
Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
THOMAS MCCALL KEAHEY
BUTLER, Ala. Graveside services for Thomas McCall Keahey will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Christophers Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Ford officiating. Bumpers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Keahey, 59, of Jachin, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, in his home. He was a veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Keahey of Jachin; two sons, McCall Keahey and Mike Shaw, both of Jachin; a daughter, Margo Keahey of Jachin; a sister, Georgia Mundy of Jachin; and two aunts, Annie Wiley Sikes of Butler and Isabelle Lindsey of Jachin.
Visitation will be today from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
BUFORD FARRA DEARMAN
MILLRY, Ala. Graveside services for BuFord Farra Dearman will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Healing Spring Cemetery with the Rev. Billy Kendricks officiating. Phillips Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Dearman, 81, of Huntington Beach, Calif., died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Huntington Beach Hospital.
Survivors include two sisters, Dorothy D. Tucker of Biloxi, Miss. and Annette D. Blount of Millry.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Breland Dearman.
Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Gertrude Payne will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church in Collinsville with the Rev. S.M. Robertson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Enterprise Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Payne, 85, of Collinsville, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at Riley Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Payne.
Visitation will be today from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Construction worker for APAC of Mississippi
Services for Clifford "Fiddler" Hoffer will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Roy Dabbs and Linda Weatherford officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mr. Hoffer, 68, of Meridian, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a member of the Moose Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Dot Hoffer of Meridian; two sons, Dale Hoffer and his wife, Joyce, and Jimmy Hoffer, all of Meridian; three sisters, Clara Griffith and her husband, Ray, of Enterprise, Jewel Smith of Meridian and
Patricia Rasberry and her husband, David, of Meridian; four grandchildren, Stephen Hoffer, Michelle Hoffer, Christina Hoffer and Niki Moorehead; and two great-grandchildren, Dolton Hoffer and Brianna Franklin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kindel and Ruby Hoffer; three brothers, Sonny Hoffer, Pete Hoffer and Jimmy Hoffer; and a grandson, Mathew Dale Hoffer.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Hoffer, Frankie Hoffer, Charlie Hoffer, Kevin Singleton, Jim Williams, Charlie Lockleer and Earl and Ronald Robinson.
Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
WINNIE MOLPUS WEST
Graveside services for Winnie Molpus West will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Lakewood Memorial Cemetery in Jackson with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. West, 93, of Meridian, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Meridian.
Survivors include cousins, Marsha Shirley and her husband, Harvey, and Reid Kimbrell and his wife, Allison, all of Meridian; special friends, Glenn Miller and his wife, Joanne, of Meridian; a niece and a nephew; and several great nieces and nephews.
GEORGE ALLEN NOVCASKI
Services for George Allen Novcaski will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Ray Gibbs officiating. Burial will be in Bluesprings Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Novcaski, 38, of Biloxi, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, in Biloxi.
Survivors include his mother, Coy Lee Novcaski of Biloxi; a sister, Monica Gallant of Lauderdale; and two brothers, Adrian Novcaski of Houston, Texas and Kenneth Novcaski of Japan.
He was preceded in death by his father, Francis L. Novcaski.
Pallbearers will be Adrian Novcaski, Kenneth Novcaski, Freddie Eaves, Butch Embrey, Robert Embrey and Anthony Thuem.
Visitation will be Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at the church.
THOMAS J. SPATES
Services for Thomas J. Spates will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Sunny Mount Giles Church in Scooba with the Rev. M.C. Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Enterprise Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Spates died Tuesday, Feb. 6 , 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include three sons, James J. Spates of Tulca, Ala., Willie Jones of Meridian and Thomas James Spates Jr. of Scooba; seven daughters, Claria Nelson McGill of Elyria, Ohio, Shirley Westbrook of DeKalb, Willie V. Webb of Scooba, Edna J. Spates of Eutaw, Ala., Ormaus Stidmon-Spate, Bonnie Stidmon-Spates and Lisa Vickers-Spates, all of Meridian; two brothers, L.C. Spates and Curtis Lee, both of Flint, Mich.; and three sisters, Beatrice Thomas of Geiger, Ala., Leola Andrews and Eula Boone, both of Flint, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Olivia Jones Spates.