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OBITUARIES FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2001

By Staff
ROY CONNER
Retired Merchant Marine
QUITMAN Services for Roy Conner will be held today at 11 am. at Bethel United Methodist Church in DeSoto with Elder Charles Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Conner, 75, of Shubuta, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include five children, Bardell Conner and Diane Henderson of New York, Marina Conner Adams of Atlanta, George M. Conner of Houston, Texas and Aaron O. Morton of New Orleans; two sisters, Mary Lee Davis and Marie Williams of New York; two brothers, Ester Davis and Nathaniel Adams of Quitman; and several grandchildren.
SALLIE JEWEL MANN BISHOP
Homemaker
NEWTON Services for Sallie Jewel Mann Bishop will be held today at 11 a.m. at Conehatta Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Jim Street officiating. Burial will be in Conehatta Methodist Church Cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Bishop, 92, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at St. Dominic's Hospital in Jackson. She had resided in Jackson for nine years and was a former resident of Conehatta for 83 years. Mrs. Bishop was a member of Conehatta Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and served in many leadership positions. She was a member of the Eastern Star and a current member of Calvary Baptist Church in Jackson.
Survivors include three daughters, Janice Havis of Bay Town, Texas, Mary McNamara of Jackson and Nan Owens of Houston, Texas; three sons, Harold Bishop of Raymond, Truman Bishop of Conehatta and Joe Bishop of Jackson; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Bishop; parents, Tobe and Sallie Cartlidge Mann and an infant son, Robert Bishop.
Pallbearers will be Mark Bishop, Kelly Bishop, Dewayne Havis, Gary Roebuck, Milton Ethridge and David Ethridge.
The family requests memorials be made to Conehatta Baptist Church Building Fund or Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund.
JACKIE TAYLOR
Oil company manager
Graveside services for Jackie Taylor will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Norman Arthur officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Taylor, 45, of Meridian, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, in Meridian.
Survivors include his wife, Christine Taylor, two sons, Lamone Taylor and his wife, Angela, and Adam Taylor, a stepdaughter, Tammie Williams, his father, Thomas Jackson Taylor and a grandson, Preston Lamone Taylor, all of Meridian; a stepson, Jeffery Leathers of Nashville; and a sister, Shirley Gray of Orlando, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Louise Taylor.
Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
John L. Dickey
Customer service manager with Aamco Transmission
DES MOINES, IOWA Graveside services for John L. Dickey will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery. Hamilton's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Dickey, 53, of Des Moines, died Monday, April 23, 2001, in Des Moines.
Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Dickey, his father, Charles Dickey, a daughter, Jeannie Staker, a brother, Dennis Dickey, all of Des Moines; a son, Jeff Dickey of Mayfield, Ky.; two sisters, Jeannette Masear of Runnells, Iowa and Pam Crabb of Johnston, Iowa; and three grandchildren.
ALLAN KING
Business owner/former mayor of Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA Services for Allan King will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.
Mr. King, 75, of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was a lifelong resident of Philadelphia. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University class of 1949 and active in alumni affairs. He formerly owned the Ford dealership in Philadelphia for many years. Mr. King served as mayor of the City of Philadelphia for three terms and was currently in the auto parts business owning Philadelphia Motor Company. He was president of the Neshoba County Fair Board and chairman of the board of Citizens Bank. Mr. King served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a Shriner and Jester. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he was president of his Sunday School class.
Survivors include his wife, Tina King of Philadelphia; a daughter, Carolyn Briscoe and her husband, Jimmy, of Jackson; two sons, Hub King and his wife, Nancy, of Starkville and Andy King and his wife, Susan of Philadelphia; a sister, Dorothy Dixon of Philadelphia; and six grandchildren.
The family requests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church Organ Fund or a favorite charity.
Visitation will be today from 3-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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