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OBITUARIES FOR FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2001

By Staff
LISA EZELL NICHOLS
Homemaker
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Lisa Ezell Nichols will be held today at 10:30 a.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Donald Turner and Kendall Turner officiating. Burial will be in Lisman Cemetery.
Ms. Nichols, 39, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, in Meridian.
Survivors include her father, Donald Wayne Ezell of Meridian; her mother, Rosie R. Ezell of Meridian; a son, Harrison W. Nichols of Meridian; and two brothers, Donald W. Ezell Jr. and Richard Ezell, both of Meridian.
OLEN M. SMITH
UNION Services for Olen M. Smith will be held today at 2 p.m. at Greenland Baptist Church with the Rev. Carrie Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Smith, 83, of Union, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, in his home.
Survivors include his wife, Arvilla J. Smith of Union; a daughter, Cathy Graham of Union; three sisters, Lorene Rigdon of Little Rock, Eleana Smith of Union and Ruby Ezell of Meridian; a brother, Chester Smith of Collinsville; six grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
LOUISE MAY
East Mississippi State Hospital supervisor
Services for Louise May will be held Saturday at Stephens Funeral Home with the Revs. Edward McKeithen and James M. Snowden officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in the Martin Community.
Mrs. May, 77, of Collinsville, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, in Newton. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Gene May and his wife, Debbie, of Meridian, Mickey May and his wife, Linda, and Jerry May and his wife, Virgina, all of the Martin community; a brother, J.D. Walker and his wife, Vera, of Meridian; two sisters, Imogene Snowden and her husband, Virgil, of the Martin community and Daisy Smith and her husband, Johnny, of DeKalb; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; beloved friends, Maggie and Mickey Bunyard III, Lisa and Hunter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Webb May.
Pallbearers will be Max Culpepper, Gail Harper, Brian May, Kenny Wayne Snowden, Milford Smith, Steve Freeman and Jackie Snowden.
Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
REUBIN BYRD
Construction worker
PACHUTA Services for Reubin Byrd will be held Saturday at 12 noon at Chapel Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Brenson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Turner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Byrd, 71, of Pachuta, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian.
Survivors include a daughter, Velma Ruth, of New Orleans, La.; two brothers, Sammy Gray and Burnice Byrd, both of Cleveland, Ohio; four sisters, Earnestine Murray and Doris Bell, both of Birmingham, Ala., Reva Joyce Pruitt of Sunnyville, Calif., and Iretta Anderson, of Pachuta; and one aunt, Allie Hayden, of Pachuta.
Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m.-12 noon at the church.
MARIE TILLER
DEKALB Arrangements were incomplete at E.E. McDonald Funeral Home for Marie Tiller, 78, of Scooba, who died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at the Mississippi Care Center.

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