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OBITUARIES FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2001

By Staff
EARNEST DARRELL GILES
GILBERTOWN, Ala. Services for Earnest Darrell Giles will be held today at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Phillips Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hurricane Cemetery.
Mr. Giles, 63, of Gilbertown, died Friday, June 1, 2001, in Melvin.
Survivors include his mother, Vester Davis Giles; his wife, Thelma Jones Giles, both of Gilbertown; a son, David Giles of Selma; three brothers, James Giles, Harrell Giles and Larry Giles, all of Gilbertown; and five sisters, Anne Stiers of Fairhope, Illine Capps of Meridian, Miss., and Christine Coburn, Carolyn Doggett and Diane Hare all of Gilbertown.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eulis Grant Giles.
LEXIE DEWEESE ROBINSON
Retired seamstress
PHILADELPHIA Services for Lexie Deweese Robinson will be held today at 4 p.m. at Linwood Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Collins and Jeff Mann officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Robinson, 88, of Philadelphia, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at Neshoba County General Hospital.
Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Hilderbrand of Pearl and Martha Moore of Philadelphia; four sons, Bernard Robinson of Clinton, Maurice Robinson and Mack Robinson, both of Pearl and Jerry Robinson of Brandon; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Murl Deweese of Meridian.
ANDREW J. JONES
Retired South Central Bell employee
Services for Andrew J. "Jack" Jones will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with the Revs. Allan Singletary and Richard Davis officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mr. Jones, 73, of Meridian, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Jones; two sons, Andy Jones and his wife, Jennifer, and Amos Jones; a daughter, Carrie Latham and her husband, Lynn; four grandchildren; a brother, Walter Jones and his wife, Kathryn all of Meridian and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew J. and Velma Jones.
The family requests memorials be sent to a favorite charity or Jones Memorial Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
RUSH HEMBREE SR.
Retired auto worker
PHILADELPHIA Graveside services for Rush Hembree Sr., will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Hembree Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Beam officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hembree, 81, of Philadelphia, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Jewel Hembree of Philadelphia; a daughter, Donna Kay Lanford of Jackson; a son, Rush Lincoln Hembree Jr., of Meridian; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Edna Earl Griffin of Philadelphia.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
LENA RUTH POWELL
Homemaker
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Lena Ruth Powell will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at the chapel of Bumpers Funeral Home with the Revs. Archie McIntyre and Bob Gosey officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Butler.
Mrs. Powell, 84, of Butler, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Willow Trace Nursing Center.
Survivors include her husband, James Norris Powell; a daughter, Thelma Jordan and her husband, Alvis, of Butler; two sons, Gordan Powell and his wife, Laura Ann, of Mobile and Joe Powell and his wife, Valerie, of Meridian, Miss.; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
WILLIAM J. HARPER
Retired plumber
McMINNVILLE, Ore. Services for William J. Harper will be scheduled at a later date. Private burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park Mausoleum with Macy and Son Funeral Directors in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Harper, 78, of Salem died Friday, June 1, 2001, at Salem Hospital. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of Russell Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Anna Harper; a son, William Harper, both of Salem; two sisters, Myrtle Scarbrough and Dorothy Luke, both of Meridian, Miss.; and a niece, Janice Templar of Keizer.
TAWNYA GRAHAM
PHILADELPHIA Arrangements were incomplete at James L. Osby Funeral Home for Tawnya Graham, 43, who died Friday, June 1, 2001, at Neshoba County General Hospital in Philadelphia.

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