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franklin county times

OBITUARIES FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2001

By Staff
ANNELL WILLIS
SEBASTOPOL Services for Annell Willis will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church with the Rev. Doby Henry officiating. Burial will be in Simon Isaac Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Willis, 54, of Heidelberg, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at Forrest General Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Woodrow Willis of Heidelberg; four sisters, Leber Willis of Carthage, Emilee Denson of Walnut Grove, Marilyn Jim and Ola Amos, both of Philadelphia; a brother, James Ray Jim of Philadelphia; two daughters, Yolanda Blackwell of Laurel and Leigh Frazier of Bogue Homa; four sons, Roger Dewitt of Indianapolis, Ind., Stephen Jim and John Elton Sam, both of Philadelphia, Tom Willis of Bogue Homa; and seven grandchildren.
BETTY JEAN HARRIS
Homemaker
QUITMAN Services for Betty Jean Harris will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Rosie Bumpers officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Harris, 60, of Quitman, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, in her home.
Survivors include five sons, Johnny Thames Jr. and Willie Thames of Quitman, Christopher Thames of Cleveland, Jeffrey and Patrick Thames of Mobile, Ala.; a daughter, Stephanie Dye of Quitman; three brothers, Sidney Price, John Price and Gregory Scott of Mobile; three sisters, Ida Spears of Chicago, Barbara Coleman and Horacestene Nicholson of Mobile; an aunt, an uncle and several grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
CECIL WAYNE NEESE
McMinnville, Tenn. Services for Cecil Wayne Neese will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Love-Cantrell and Cope Spencer Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Talmadge Smith officiating. Burial will be in Town Cemetery.
Mr. Neese, 20, a native of Newton, Miss., died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at Erlanger Hospital.
Survivors include his father, Dewayne Neese, his mother, Robin Neese, two sisters, Cecilia Neese and Dewayna Neese, and a brother, Lee Neese, all of Spencer, Tenn.; paternal grandparents, Norman and Rose Gibson of DeKalb, Miss.; maternal grandparents, Garland and Glenda Jeffcoats of Decatur, Miss.; maternal great-grandmothers, Rosie Rainer of Union, Miss. and Allie Gregory of Decatur; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cecil Neese and Aubrey and Donna Weeks; and his maternal great-grandmother, Wilma Gilmore.
Visitation will be Saturday from 6-9 p.m. and Sunday beginning at noon at the funeral home.

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