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OBITUARIES FOR FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2001

By Staff
ZANA PAULETTE ROBISON
Registered nurse
FOREST Services for Zana Paulette Robison will be held today at 10 a.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Eastern Cemetery.
Ms. Robison, of Forest, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Survivors include her father, Paul Shirley Sr., her mother, Betty Price Shirley, two daughters, Amanda Robison and Rebecca Robison, all of Forest; and a brother, Paul Shirley Jr. of Hattiesburg.
ERNESTEEN K. PITTMAN
Retired merchant
QUITMAN Services for Ernesteen K. Pittman will be held today at 10 a.m. at Homewood Methodist Church with the Revs. Ray Daniel and George Pugh officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery in Jasper County with Wright's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Pittman, 76, of Pachuta, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Forest General Hospital.
Survivors include a son, Charles W. Pittman and his wife, Letitia R., a daughter, Cheryl A. Pender and her husband, William Earl, four grandchildren, Jenifer Clark, Melissa Pender, LeAnn Pittman and Lacey Pittman, and a great-grandchild, Will Clark, all of Pachuta; and an aunt, Nora Lee Daugherty.
Visitation will be today 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.
DARRELL WILLIAMS
MILLRY, Ala. Services for Darrell Williams will be held today at 11 a.m. at Laton Hill Baptist Church, with the Revs. Mike Wilcox and James Mazingo officiating. Burial will be in Laton Hill Cemetery with Phillips Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Williams, 43, of Laton Hill, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, in his home.
Survivors include his wife, Cynthia B. Williams, his grandmother, Agnes Caten, two step-daughters, Lana Williams and Lindsey Williams, two brothers, David Williams and Kenneth Williams and two sisters, Angie Williams and Bama Hearndon, all of Laton Hill; his father, Robert Lee Williams of Millry; a son, Darrell Heath Williams of Mesa, Ariz.; three daughters, Heather Elizabeth Gant of Pensacola, Fla., Janaka Darrelle Crager of State Line, Miss., and Jennifer Natosha Williams of Mobile; and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Berniece Caten Williams and a brother, Freddie Williams.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
CECIL BARRETT
Retired carpenter
PHILADELPHIA Services for Cecil Barrett will be held today at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Revs. James Warren and Danny Purser officiating. Burial will be in New Harmony Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Mr. Barrett, 67, of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian. He was a native and longtime resident of Neshoba County. He was a member of New Pleasantdale Baptist Church of Philadelphia.
Survivors include two sons, James Barrett of Kiln and Cecil E. Barrett of Newton; two brothers, Leon Myers and Lim Barrett, both of Philadelphia; six grandchildren, Tori Smith, Joshua G. Barrett, Heather Barrett, Erika Barrett, Audrey Barrett and Heaven Leigh Barrett; a great-granddaughter, Destiny Barrett; and two sisters, Carol McLeroy of Holly Pond, Ala. and Dot Sims of Philadelphia.
Pallbearers will be Robby Graham, Barry Massey, Winston Draughon, James Elliott, Wade Massey, Craig Massey, Robert Roberts and Larry Myers.
EVA GUNN
Retired LPN with Rush Foundation Hospital
Graveside services for Eva Gunn will be today at 2 p.m. at Arkadelphia Cemetery, with the Revs. Edward McKeithen and Bill Webb officiating. Stephens Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Gunn, 71, of Bailey, died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at Guardian Angel Hospice.
Survivors include her husband, Edward Gunn and a son Dennis "Pee Wee" Gunn, both of Bailey; a daughter, Brenda Roberts and her husband, Chester, of Meridian; a sister, Edna Lapatra of Camden, S.C., nine grandchildren, Wendi Phariss, Jennifer Reid, Matthew Roberts, Bryant Gunn, Leah Ann Blackwell, Ashlie Satcher, Taylor Satcher, Alex Gunn and Keith Gunn; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Joe S. Banks, and one great-grandchild, Jessie Katelyn Reid.
Visitation will be today from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Bryant Gunn, Matthew Roberts, James Reid, Dale Phariss, Don Blackwell and Jackie Satcher. Honorary pallbearer will be Taylor Satcher.
WALLACE P. KEEN
Retired from IBM and East Central Community College
UNION Services for Wallace "Wally" P. Keen will be held today at 2 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Morrow officiating. Burial will be in Pinckney Church Cemetery.
Mr. Keen, 70, of Decatur, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
He was a longtime resident of Mendenhall where he attended school. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Mr. Keen worked with the Apollo Space Program and saw the first man on the moon. He later traveled East to work with IBM in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Upon his retirement he became an instructor at East Central Community College in Decatur where he taught for 10 years.
Survivors include his wife, Nell Keen of Decatur; a son, Dr. Wayne Alan Keen and his wife, Linda, of Navarre, Fla.; a grandson, Timothy Daniel Keen of Navarre; a sister, Dorothy Keen Marsh and her husband, Bill, of Gulfport; and several nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.W. and Bessie Hart Keen; and a brother, James W. Keen.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
Pallbearers will be Scotty Meador, Gary Meador, Kevin Meador, Randy Loper, Dr. Brad Tucker, Charles Boggan, Freddie Ezelle and Andy Vance.

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