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franklin county times

OBITUARIES FOR SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2001

By Staff
NOLAN MILLER
Services for Nolan Miller will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at Latimer Metropolitan Funeral Home with the Rev. James Clark officiating. Burial will be in Little Hope Cemetery in Toomsuba.
Mr. Miller, 73, of Meridian, died Monday, May 21, 2001, at East Mississippi State Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Arletha Miller, of Moultrie, Ga.; four sons, Danny Miller and his wife, Hazel, of Charleston, S.C., Dewight Miller and his wife, Keishar, of Tifton, Ga., Nolan Miller and his wife, Adrienne, of Ardmore, Ala., and Roger Miller and his wife, Regina, of Moultrie; six daughters, Daisy M. Hopkins of Meridian, Sandra Nelson of Chicago, Cassandra Johnson of Italy, Cassandra Johnson of The Bronx, N.Y., and Angileka Barfield and her husband, Calvin, and Terah Miller, all of Moultrie; 31 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren.
LEWIS STOKES
Retired logger
PHILADELPHIA Services for Lewis Stokes will be held today at 3 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel, with the Revs. C.O. Germany and Ray Stokes officiating. Burial will be in Sandtown Cemetery in Philadelphia.
Mr. Stokes, 86, of Philadelphia, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at Neshoba County General Hospital in Philadelphia.
Survivors include a daughter, Carol Spears of Philadelphia; four sons, Buddy Stokes, Otis Stokes and Dwight Stokes, all of Union, and Billy Stokes of Collinsville; 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Stokes, in 1999.
GEORGIA KILLEN
Retired factory worker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Georgia "Pam" Killen will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Howard Herring officiating. Burial will be in Madden Cemetery.
Mrs. Killen, 64, of Madden, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at Leake Memorial Hospital in Carthage.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Killen of Madden; six daughters, Liz Crabtree, Debbie Porter, Donna Harwell and Barbara Allen, all of Pearl, Dorothy McClure of Jackson and Denise Bennett of Lake; two stepdaughters, Deborah Lynn Musgrove of Florence and Susan Alice Killen of Jackson; two sisters, Mary Burns of Walnut Grove and Eula Faye King of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, Oliver Fred Waltman Jr. of Bossier City, La. and Allen Waltman of Lake; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 2 p.m.-10 p.m. at the funeral home.
DELOIS SESSUMS
Health care employee
UNION Services for Delois Sessums will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Ed Dickerson and Jeff Hall officiating. The Rev. Dean Terrell will officiate at graveside services. Burial will be Lucern Congregational Methodist Church with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Sessums, 61, of Decatur, died Friday, May 25, 2001, in Union. She was a member of Lucern Congregational Methodist Church and a member of The Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband, Darwin Sessums of Decatur; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Rachelle Sessums and Tony and Tammy Sessums, all of Decatur; three sisters, Sarah Kahlbrecker of Minnesota and Linda DoeMegine and Patricia Strocheine, both of Texas; four brothers, Douglas Long and Ralph Long, both of Texas, Kenneth Long of Brandon and Billy Paul Long of Michigan; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James K. Long, and a brother, John William Long.
Pallbearers will be Colon Milling, Billy Thomas, Douglas Vance, Max Sessums, Mike Moorehead and James Earl Cockerham.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
HELEN STOKES MILLER
Homemaker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Helen Stokes Miller will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel, with the Rev. Jimmy Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Coy Methodist Cemetery in Preston.
Mrs. Miller, 72, of Madison, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, James Willard "Jim" Miller, a son, Jimmy Miller, and a daughter, Julie Smith, all of Madison; a sister, Peggy Kennedy of Philadelphia; a brother, Joe Stokes of Demopolis, Ala.; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
CORINE DILLARD
Retired supervisor
with Abbott Laboratory
Services for Corine Dillard will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Pearlie Grove Baptist Church in Quitman with the Rev. Willie Young officiating. Burial will be in Archusa Memorial Gardens with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dillard, 72, of Quitman, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include two daughters, E. Gage Gilmore and Theresa Johnson and her husband, Fred, all of Waukegan, Ill.; a son, James Dillard and his wife, Eunice, of Meridian; two sisters, Eula Darby of Quitman and Kate Thomas of Pittsburg; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Visitation will be Sunday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home in Quitman.
MOODY A. STRUM
Retired barber and
World War II veteran
PHILADELPHIA Services for Moody A. Strum will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel, with the Revs. Daniel Chisolm and Julian Stennis officiating. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia with Masonic Rites.
Mr. Strum, 90, of Meridian, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Philadelphia and was a resident of Meridian most of his life. Mr. Strum was a barber for 65 years before retiring. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion, a member of Central Baptist Church in Meridian and a member of Meridian Masonic Lodge No. 507.
Survivors include his wife, Miriam Strum of Meridian; a daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Eugene Ellison of Fayetteville, Ga.; four granddaughters and their husbands, Nancy and Bill Smith of Sharpsburg, Ga., Teri and Greg Holland of Fayetteville, Sue and Don Exley of Clyo, Ga., and Holly and Trip Copeland of Peachtree City, Ga.; 11 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Scrap Iron Sunday School Class.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
CHARLES LEWIS
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Charles Lewis of Meridian, who died Thursday, May 24, 2001, in his home.
MARCELL DUKES
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Marcell Dukes, 75, of Quitman, who died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at Guardian Angel Hospice.
JOHN A. COLE SR.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for John A. Cole Sr., 86, of Meridian, who died Friday, May 25, 2001, at Riley Hospital.
LAVELL BRASSFIELD
Arrangements were incomplete at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home for Lavell Brassfield, 70, of Meridian, who died Friday, May 25, 2001, at Riley Hospital.
MATTHEWS OWENS
Arrangements were incomplete at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home for Infant Matthews Owens of Meridian, who died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.

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