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franklin county times

OBITUARIES FOR THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2001

By Staff
RUBY SPEED THOMAS
Retired executive secretary
Services for Ruby Speed Thomas will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Chisolm officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mrs. Thomas, 92, of Meridian, died Monday, May 7, 2001, at Riley Hospital. She was employed as a executive secretary for 35 years with the Meridian Housing Authority. Mrs. Thomas was a member of Central Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Bobbie Majures Thomas and two grandsons, Grady Randall Thomas and his wife, Dancie, and Kenny Wade Thomas, all of Oklahoma City; a granddaughter, Jennifer Sides Cook and her husband, Jim, of Edmond, Okla.; a great-grandson, Kenny Sides and his wife, Cheryle, and a great-great-granddaughter, Sarah Nicole Sides, all of Fair Oak Ranch, Texas; a sister, Grace Speed Tullos and her husband, Enos, of Jackson, Tenn.; two special nieces, Marian Keene Gullette and Virginia Keene Duvalle, both of Meridian; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Grady Thomas Jr. of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Pauline Speed Keene and Margaree Hill Davis; four brothers, H.C., Ed, Louie and Bob Speed; and her parents, P.C. and Ola Davis Speed.
The family requests memorials be made to Central Baptist Church or Guardian Angel Hospice.
Visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
MICHAEL DONALD FELIX
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Services for Michael Donald Felix were held May 4, at St. John's Cathedral with the Revs. John Ross Dean and Mary Leigh Bergeron officiating. Burial was in Beech Hills Cemetery in Givhans, S.C. Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Felix, 80, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at Shannondale Health Care Center. He was a lay minister in the Episcopal Church and a retired engineer.
Survivors include his daughters, Jacqueline Weeks of Summerville, S.C., Jeanne Scott of Knoxville and Melissa Jacob of Jackson; sons, Steven B. Felix of Knoxville, Kerry J. Felix of Irvine, Calif., and James B. Felix of Jacksonville, Fla.; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie B. Felix and a son, Michael D. Felix Jr.
The family requests memorials be made to St. John's Cathedral, 413 W. Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37902, Shannondale Nursing Home (Bird) Habitat, 5th Floor, Knoxville, TN 37909 or The Christian Children's Fund.
SANDRA W. JACKSON
CLEVELAND, Tenn. Services for Sandra W. Jackson were held Wednesday in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Revs. Arnold Hambright and Bob Lockwood officiating. Graveside services will be held Friday at 6 p.m. at Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Sebastopol, Miss., with Revs. Charles Morrow and Chester Estes Jr. officiating.
Mrs. Jackson, 53, of Calhoun, died Monday, May 7, 2001. Mrs. Jackson was a native of Philadelphia, Miss. She was a member of the Charleston Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  She was an executive secretary at Olin Corporation. Mrs. Jackson was the daughter of the late Duff Thomas Watkins and Ina Jewel Morrow Watkins.
Survivors include her husband, Lamar Jackson and a son, Mark Thomas Jackson, both of Calhoun; a daughter, Melanie Ann Jackson of Crescent Springs, Ky.; a sister, Hilda Crawford, a niece, Amy Stokes and a nephew, Tommy Crawford and a great-niece, Ashley Stokes, all of Philadelphia, Miss.
The family requests memorials be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 200 Central Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403-9921.
Visitation will be Friday from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. at the church prior to the service.
Notes of sympathy may be sent online to jacksoncondolences@ralphbuckner.com.
ENCHIL ANGELIEGHA MITCH
SEBASTOPOL Services for Enchil Angeliegha Mitch will be held today at 2 p.m. at Hope Indian Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas Ben Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Infant Mitch, 6-months-old, of Conehatta, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, in Conehatta.
Survivors include her mother, Matilda Mitch, her father, Michael Mitch, her maternal grandmother Eula King, and three brothers, Nathaniel, Michael Jr. and Brandon Mitch, all of Conehatta; and her paternal grandmother, Patricia Mizell of Philadelphia; four aunts and three uncles.
MRS. H.B. "DOT" ALLSUP
Real estate
MACON Services for Mrs. H.B. "Dot" Allsup will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Macon Church of Christ with the Revs. Jean Thornton and Charles Cash officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Cemetery with Cockrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Allsup, 85, of Macon, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, in her home.
Survivors include a daughter, Sybil Ann Byrd of Knoxville, Tenn.; three sons, Victor A. Allsup, Dewayne Allsup and Donald Allsup, all of Macon; three brothers, Nelson Shaul of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Dr. Cameron Shaul of Collierville, Tenn. and Charles "Chuck" Shaul of Aliceville, Ala.; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, H. Brice Allsup.
The family requests memorials be made to Magnolia Bible College, P.O. Box 1109, Kosciusko, MS 39090 or Sunnybrook Children's Home Inc., P.O. Box 1497, Ridgeland, MS 39158.
Visitation will be today from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
HELEN MARIE SMITH
Homemaker
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Helen Marie Smith will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Mike Smith and Ken Gibson officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Smith, 92, of Butler, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include four daughters, Eloise Irby and Annette White, both of Butler, Norma Lee Riley of Quitman and Polly Bowen of West Virginia; four sons, James Smith of Meridian, L.C. Smith of Conroe, Texas, Robert Smith of Houston, Texas, and W.J. Smith of Friendswood, Texas; 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W.L. Smith.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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