OBITUARIES FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2001
SALVADOR PETE MAUCELI
GREENVILLE Graveside services for Salvador Pete "Bull Eye" Mauceli were to be held today at 9:45 a.m. at Greenville Cemetery with the Rev. John Mattingly officiating. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Mauceli, 88, of Meridian, formerly of Greenville, died Tuesday, April 16, 2001, in his home.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mamie Mauceli; a brother, William "Mink" Mauceli; four sisters, Theresa McFarland, Frances Mauceli, Grace Fortner and Annette Wolfe.
PHILADELPHIA Services for Lucile Suttle will be held today at 11 a.m. at John E. Stephens Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pisgah Methodist Cemetery in Noxapater.
Mrs. Suttle, 95, of Brandon, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Rankin Medical Center.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty May of Brandon; a son, John "Butch" Suttle of Pearl; 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Forest Suttle.
Retired grocery store owner
SEBASTOPOL Services for Gilbert Hamil will be held today at 11 a.m. at Sebastopol Methodist Church with the Revs. Skipper Maxwell and John Sharp officiating. Burial will be in Salem Church Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hamil, 78, of Sebastopol, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Sebastopol Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II. He was the owner of Hamil's Supermarket for 54 years and an alderman of the town of Sebastopol for 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Hamil, a daughter, Iris Weaver and her husband, Dennis, and a son, James Hamil and his wife, Burnett, all of Sebastopol; a sister, Edna Earl Scott of Carthage; three grandchildren, Michelle Weaver Jones, Olivia Hamil and Michael Weaver.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, James Greer Hamil.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Lang, Charles Gould, Dale McCann, Petty Leach, Harlan Bryan and Randall Gardner.
WARREN ELSTON RAGLAND
Retired South Central Bell district engineer
Services for Warren Elston Ragland will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church with the Revs. Dr. Raymon Leake and David McCubbin officiating. Burial will be in Brandon Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. on Friday. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Ragland, 86, of Meridian, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was the holder of the Legion of Merit, Colonel Ragland's military career began in 1937 when he was commissioned to second lieutenant through the reserve officers training course program, upon graduation from Mississippi State University in 1937. While at MSU he was a charter member of Alpha Tau Omega.
After serving on active duty in World War II, he entered the reserve program including that of commanding officer of the U.S. Terminal Unit (1181) Meridian, a post he held at the time of his release from the Army after 30 years of military service.
Mr. Ragland, a native of Rankin County, was district engineer for South Central Bell. A director of the Meridian Chamber of Commerce, he was active in the Lauderdale County Chapter of the American Red Cross, a member of the Meridian Symphony Society, Meridian Kiwanis Club and the Third Army Advisory Committee. He served as a Deacon at First Baptist Church of Meridian and was a charter member of the Queen City Investment Club.
Survivors include two daughters, Ann Ragland Furse and her husband, Larry, of Atlanta, and Susan Ragland Hill and her husband, George, of Meridian; six grandchildren, Rilla Furse Umstead and her husband, Danny, of Atlanta, Daniel Warren Furse and his wife, Bethany, Jonathan Hill and his wife, Ashley, Benjamin Hill, Cecily Hill and Elizabeth Hill, all of Meridian; a great-grandchild, Meredith Furse; a brother, Sidney Ragland of Jackson; a sister, Mary Alice Stubblefield of Brandon; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Kennedy Ragland.
The family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church, Sta-Home Hospice or the American Heart Association.
Pallbearers will be Danny Umstead, Daniel Furse, Jonathan Hill, Benjamin Hill, Edward Hatten, Tom Ragland, Kennedy Ragland, Doug Ragland, Steve Stubblefield, Bill Hatten and Freddie Poitevent.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Queen City Investment Club.
Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
JOHN FLOYD SENTELL
Retired insurance salesman
RIDGELAND Graveside services for John Floyd Sentell will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at Parkway Memorial Cemetery. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Sentell, 91, of Jackson, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Jackson.
Mr. Sentell was a native and longtime resident of Meridian. He had been a resident of Jackson for 15 years. Mr. Sentell was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Woodland Hills Baptist Church in Jackson and former member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Meridian. Mr. Sentell was a Shriner and a Gideon. He was a retried salesman for American National Life Insurance Company in Meridian.
Survivors include a stepson, Walter Ham of Madison; a stepdaughter, Sherry Hobson of Pearl; a niece, Sara Tozia of Zellwood, Fla.; a nephew, Marvin Plumber of Cincinnati; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lena Sentell in December 1999.
The family requests memorials be made to Gideon's International.
Visitation will be Friday beginning at noon at the funeral home.