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OBITUARIES FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2001

By Staff
DORA ESTELLE BURKS
Homemaker
DEKALB Services for Dora Estelle Burks were to be held today at 10 a.m. at Scooba Methodist Church with the Rev. John Woods officiating. Burial was to be in Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Scooba. Stephens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Burks, 93, of Scooba, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, in DeKalb. She was a member of Scooba United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Lola Watts and her husband, Gene, of Scooba; a son, Linnie Roy Burks of Union; a grandson, Eddie Briggs and his wife, Becky, of Madison; five great-grandchildren, Gerald, Katie, Polly, Sunny and Amber Briggs; and a sister, Coreen Fly of Coffeeville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Burks.
HERMAN TUCKER
Retired heavy equipment operator
PHILADELPHIA Graveside services for Herman Tucker will be held today at 3 p.m. at Good Hope Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Barnett officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Tucker, 72, of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, in his home.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine Tucker of Philadelphia; six daughters, Cathy Beason, Susan Nichols and Carol Barrett, all of Philadelphia, Nancy Kilpatrick of West Monroe, La., Linda Ayers of Winchester, Tenn., and Regina Fowler of Jackson; a sister, Ethelene Usry of Brandon; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
ANNIE J. SCOTT
Services for Annie J. Scott will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Dr. Kiely D. Young and Bob Followell officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
Mrs. Scott, 87, of Meridian, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Queen City Nursing Home.
Survivors include a daughter, Jo Anne Morgan of Irving, Texas; a son, Charles Winfred Scott of Semmes, Ala.; two sisters, Josie Mae Jones of Meridian and Bernice Ashley of Jackson; three brothers, Elmer H. Johnson and Clark Johnson, both of Decatur, and Dorris Johnson of Brandon; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewitt Talmage Scott and a son, William Dewitt Scott.
Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
EDWARD L. MCKEE
Retired truck driver
Services for Edward L. McKee will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwight Faulkenbery officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. McKee, 69, of Meridian, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Benchmark Health Care. He served in World War II under Maj. Gen. Frank Merrill "Merrills Maranders" that helped open the Byrma Road from India to China. Mr. McKee received the purple heart. He was a member of VFW Post. No. 79 and a Shriner.
Survivors include a son, Tommy McKee of Meridian; two daughters, Tricia Myers and her husband, Charlie, of Jackson, JoAnna Reeves and her husband, Bobby, of Meridian; six grandchildren, Kenny and Kyle McKee and Ravel and Parker Reeves, all of Meridian, Cameron and Mollye Myers of Jackson; two sisters, Katheline Moore of DeKalb and Marie Neal and her husband, Rush, of Pearl; two brothers, John D. McKee and his wife, Dot, and George McKee and his wife, Bonnie, all of Philadelphia; a sister-in-law, Delma Earl McKee of Yazoo City; and a brother-in-law, Jack Farrow and his wife, Judy, of Philadelphia.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Elouise Farrow McKee; his parents, Elmer and Johnnie McKee of Philadelphia; two brothers, Leslie McKee of Philadelphia and Roy McKee of Meridian.
Pallbearers will be Kenny McKee, Kyle McKee, Cameron Myers, John McKee, Mike Skinner, Elmer Lee Moore and Leslie Rush Neal.
Visitation will be today from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
LORENA GILL
Homemaker
UNION Services for Lorena Gill will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Erin Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Charles Morrow officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Gill of Union died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Laird Hospital. She was a member of Erin Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include three sisters, Carrie Shealy of Meridian, Claudine Taylor of Hopewell, Va. and Juanita Brewer of Hattiesburg; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ernest, Luther and Gleason French; three sisters, Avis Sessums, Christine Fisher, Virginia Cappiali; and her husband, Perry Gill.
Visitation will be today from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home and 30 minutes prior to the service.
CHARLES BEDDINGFIELD
Services for Charles "Charlie" Beddingfield will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mr. Beddingfield, 68, of Meridian, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, in his home.
Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
JACK KEY SMITH
BILOXI Services for Jack Key Smith will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Ocean Springs. Burial will be in Crestlawn Cemetery with Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Smith, 71, of Kiln, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001. He was a native of Meridian and a resident of Kiln for nine years. He was a former resident of Baton Rouge, La. Mr. Smith was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Bayou Talla Fellowship Baptist Church in Kiln.
Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Ann Schulman and her husband, Danny G., of Acworth, Ga.; a son, Daniel Key Smith and his wife, Renee B., of Ocean Springs; a brother, E. Mark Smith of Memphis, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Michael Schulman, Jonathan Schulman, Kayla Alyssa Smith and Kelsey Key Smith.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Williamson Smith and his parents, Ernest and Jenny Smith.
The family requests memorials be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church Building Fund, 800 Porter Street, Ocean Springs, MS 39564.
Visitation will be Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church.
LULA M. MOSLEY
Homemaker
Services for Lula M. Mosley will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home with the Rev. George Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery.
Mrs. Mosley, 90, of Meridian, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be today from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
EDITH I. MCMULLAN
Services for Edith I. McMullan will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Danny Chisholm officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Nebo Cemetery.
Mrs. McMullan, 82, of Meridian, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas.
Survivors include a daughter, Hazel Cullum of Irvin, Texas; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William S. McMullan.
Visitation will be Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

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