OBITUARIES FOR MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2001
SARA HELEN COKER
Retired personal manager
QUITMAN Services for Sara Helen Coker will be held today at 3 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doc Williamson officiating. Burial will be in DeSoto Cemetery.
Ms. Coker, 80, of Shubuta, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, a H.C. Watkins Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include several cousins.
The family requests memorials be made to DeSoto United Methodist Church or a favorite charity.
Retired from Esco
UNION Services for Fred Stevens will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Milling Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Junior Price officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.
Mr. Stevens, 67, of Little Rock, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include three daughters, Barbara GoMillion of Morton, Sherry Tatum and Sandra Gilbert, both of Union; three sons, Freddie Stevens and Bryan Stevens, both of Union, Adam Stevens of Little Rock; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
DELMA EARLE MCKEE
YAZOO CITY Services for Delma Earle McKee will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church in Kemper County with the Rev. Dr. Joe Easterling officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Stricklin-King Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. McKee, 88, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Martha Coker Convalescence Home. She was born Jan. 21, 1913, in Kemper County, the daughter of the late James Delma Bounds and Iva B. Jackson.
Survivors include a daughter, Jan McCraw and two grandsons, Matt McCraw and Cris McCraw, all of Yazoo City; a brother, Leon Bounds of Claxton, Ga.; a sister, Opal Foster of Meridian; two brothers-in-law, John McKee and his wife, Dot, and George McKee and his wife, Bonnie; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Moore and her husband, Rush; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Cecil McKee.
The family requests memorials be made to Martha Coker Building Fund, 401 E. Ninth Street, Yazoo City, MS 39194.
Visitation will be today from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
YORK, Ala. Services for Sydney Hamilton will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Jack officiating. Burial will be in York Cemetery.
Mrs. Hamilton, 82, of Birmingham, formerly of York, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, in her home.
Survivors include two daughters, Camilla Bracewell of Athens, Ga. and Sharon Hamilton of Birmingham; a sister, Virginia Wilkinson of Jackson, Ala.; and a grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hunter Hamilton.
The family requests memorials be made to Shades Mountain Independent Church Building Fund, 2281 Tyler Road, Birmingham, AL 35226.
Visitation will be Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
ASHLEY BROOKE PEPPLE
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Ashley Brooke Pepple, 16, who died Sunday, April 8, 2001, in Lauderdale County.
ESTES W. SIMMONS
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home of Newton for Estes W. Simmons, 71, of Newton, who died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Newton Regional Hospital.