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OBITUARIES FOR MONDAY, FEB. 19, 2001

By Staff
MR. CECIL T. CRAWFORD SR
Retired U.S. Navy/U.S. Postal Service
Services for Cecil T. "CT" Crawford Sr. will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Travis McManus officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Crawford, 61, of Marion, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Navy and member of South Crest Baptist Church in Texas and an honorary member of Highland Baptist Church in Meridian.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Battles Crawford of Marion; two daughters, Debbie Threatt and her husband, Pete, of Meridian and Donna White and her husband, Ritchie, of Florida; three sons, Cecil Crawford Jr. and his wife, Jill, of Marion, Don Crawford and his wife, Shehala of Georgia and Gary Crawford and his wife, Robin, of Meridian; his mother, Neater Crawford of Meridian; three brothers, Bobby Crawford of Meridian, Raymond Crawford and his wife, Mary Hope, of Meridian and Billy Williamson and his wife, Joyce, of Meridian; 16 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, James W. Crawford.
The family requests memorials be made to Highland Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Threatt, David Threatt, Pat Lebron, Roy Robinson, Ricky Crawford and Doug Crawford. Honorary pallbearers will be Susan Warren and Pete Threatt.
Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday 10 a.m.-noon at the funeral home.
RUTH ANN TINDLE
Mobile Press-Register employee
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Ruth Ann Tindle will be held today at 2 p.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jon Brown officiating. Burial will be in Advant Cemetery in Silas.
Mrs. Tindle, 56, of Butler, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian.
Survivors include her husband, Leland L. Tindle of Butler; a son, Jimmy Tindle of Butler; two daughters, Julia McCain and Debbie Pittman, both of Butler; five brothers, Jim Zinkelbach of Mt. Vernon, Ill., John Zinkelbach of Nevada, Paul Zinkelbach of Eldorado, Ill., Fred Zinkelbach and Rick Zinkelbach, both of Ridgeway, Ill.; three sisters, Betty Zinkelbach of Equality, Ill., Susie Tartton of Eldorado and Linda Fulkerson of Ridgeway; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
WILLIAM DUNCAN
Retired fireman for the civil service
PHILADELPHIA Services for William "Bill" Duncan will be held today at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with the Rev. David Hamm officiating. Burial will be in Tucker Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Duncan, 56, of Philadelphia, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, in his home. He served in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include a daughter, Stacy Bradley of Collinsville; two sons, Jason Duncan and Wade Duncan, both of Collinsville; a sister, Jo Ann Clifton of Gadsden, Ala.; a brother, Pat Duncan of Philadelphia; and three grandchildren.
NYTUS MAE RICKS
Homemaker
PHILADELPHIA Graveside services for Nytus Mae Ricks will be held today at 3 p.m. at Cooks Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Everett Bonner officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Ricks, 75, of Marion, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at Benchmark Health Care. She was born in Kemper County and made her home in Winston County and Philadelphia for most of her life. She had been a resident of Benchmark Health Care in Marion for the past 11 years.
Survivors include two sisters, Dorothy Bonner of Meridian and Onita Dedrickson of Bella Vista, Ark.; a brother, Curtis Avara of Fort Worth, Texas; two granddaughters, Deborah Adcock Sassano of Columbus, Ga. and Natalie Adcock Fields of Philadelphia; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheryl Ricks Anderson.
Visitation will be today beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
MINNIE GERTRUDE NULL ALEXANDER
Retired employee of Burnley Shirt Factory
Services for Minnie Gertrude Null Alexander will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Dillion officiating. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.
Mrs. Alexander, 83, of Meridian, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at Riley Hospital. She graduated from Ponta High School and was a member of Lockhart Church of God. She was married to Fred P. Alexander for 61 years.
Survivors include her husband, Fred P. Alexander; a daughter, Glenda Russell and her husband, Lawrence; a son, Gary Alexander and his wife, Christi; four sisters, May Ida Marrio of Brooklyn, N.Y., Bernice Watkins of Overland Park, Kan., Deloris Turner White of Meridian and Ouida Thomas of Laurel; two brothers, W.B. "Bryant" Null and Ed Null, both of Meridian; three grandsons, Lawrence Russell Jr. and his wife, Lorene, of Woodsbury, Tenn., Jody Russell and his wife, Thelma, of Finger, Tenn. and Greg Alexander of Jackson; four great-grandchildren, Abigail Russell, Stuart Russell, Matthew Russell and Micah Russell, all of Woodsbury, Tenn; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, E.W. and Onie Null and four sisters, Nita Mabry, Blannie Rawson, Mildred Burkhalter Hopkins, Ruby Parker and Edna White.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Lawrence Russell Jr., Jody Russell and Greg Alexander and her nephews, Ronnie Null and Mickey Clark.
Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m.
JEAN DERONDE
DEKALB Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home for Jean DeRonde, 89, of DeKalb, who died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at Kemper County Hospital/Nursing Facility.
THELMA BOYD
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Thelma Boyd, 95, of Meridian, who died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at King's Daughters and Sons Rest Home.

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