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franklin county times

OBITUARIES FOR MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2001

By Staff
JOHN F. ALEXANDER III
Owner and pharmacist of Alexander's Pharmacy
UNION Services for John F. Alexander III will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Lester Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Union City Cemetery.
Mr. Alexander, 65, of Meridian, formerly of Union, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was the owner and pharmacist of Alexander's Pharmacy in Union for 31 years.
Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Nell Henry Alexander of Meridian; a son, Jud Alexander of Conyers, Ga.; a daughter, Stephanie Weaver of Monroe, La.; two sisters, Martha Ball of Jackson and Shirley White of Gulfport; four grandchildren, Tanner and Nathan Alexander and Ali and Sara Weaver.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John F. Alexander Jr. and Clara Gaines Alexander.
Pallbearers will be Clinton Smith, Marcus Gordon, Carey Osbon, Mike Hawthorne, Michael Sanders and Jim Eichleburger.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. and Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
JOHNNIE RUTH CLARK SMITH
Homemaker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Johnnie Ruth Clark Smith will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Good Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Smith, 74, of Union, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include a daughter, Dawn Driskell of Union; two sons, John Smith of Madison and Tommy Smith of Union; three brothers, Thomas Clark of Pearl, Roger Clark of Clinton and Chester Clark of Union; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry L. Smith.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
EMILY LOUISE WILLIAMS
QUITMAN Services for Emily Louise Williams will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Rolling Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Alford Garvin and John Edwards officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Wright's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Williams, 61, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at Lakeside Living Center.
Survivors include her husband, Howard Williams of Stonewall; a son, Steven Williams and his wife, B.J., of Causeyville; two daughters, Vanessa Davis and her husband, Jimmy, of Matherville and Louann McInnis and her husband, Lonny, of Waynesboro; four brothers, Albert Russell of Texas, Cecil Russell and Danny Russell, both of Delhi, La., and Stanley Russell of Shreveport, La.; two sisters, Mary Warrington of Shreveport and Margaret Lee of Delhi; and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Kelly Russell and a son, Travis Williams.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
IDA KATE RHALY LAVENDER HARRY
Homemaker
Graveside services for Ida Kate Rhaly Lavender Harry will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Oxford Cemetery with the Rev. Julian Stennis officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Harry, 95, of Lauderdale, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Beverly Health Care. She was a member of the Tomato Girls Club, the Forerunner of Today's 4-H Club and active in the Lauderdale community and county. She served as assistant to Katherine Staley, representative of the Home Economist Service and was active in the Lauderdale Homemakers and Community Development Clubs. At the death of her brother, Brad Rhaly, supervisor of Beat 2, she was appointed and served about a year as supervisor in 1953. At the death of her first husband, she served as a clerk at the welfare office until she retired.
In the late 1920s and 30s, she went out in the rural areas teaching women how to can fruits and vegetables using the pressure cooker, which set on a charcoal burner out under a shade tree. She also helped organize homemaker clubs, formerly called home demonstration clubs. She was a member of Lauderdale Presbyterian Church, Lauderdale Garden Club and Lauderdale 50 Plus Club. She started school in the first consolidated school in the Lauderdale area, where her father served as trustee.
Mrs. Harry is the daughter of the late John and Christian Clay Rhaly.
Survivors include six nephews, Jack Rhaly of Lauderdale, Merlyn Williams of Iowa, Tommy Joe Rhaly of Birmingham, Ala., Crawford Rhaly, Dewitt Rhaly and John Thomas Rhaly, all of Jackson; great-nieces, Julie Tabb of Lauderdale, Rhonda Fortune of Jackson and Kate Cherry of Porterville; a great-nephew, Barry Rhaly of Lauderdale; several great-great-nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Myrt Rhaly of Jackson.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harvey Lavender and her second husband, Ernest Harry.
The family requests memorials be made to Lauderdale Presbyterian Church.
Pallbearers will be her nephews and nephews-in-law, Barry Rhaly, Terry Cherry, Ricky Tabb and Merlyn Williams.
Visitation will be Tuesday from noon-1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
MYRTLE MOORE
Retired school teacher
PHILADELPHIA Graveside services for Myrtle Moore will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Cooks Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. David Richardson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.
Miss Moore, 94, of Philadelphia, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at King's Daughters and Sons Rest Home in Meridian.
Survivors include a nephew, two nieces, a great-nephew, two great-nieces and three great-great-nieces.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
KATHERINE C. BARBER
Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home for Katherine C. Barber, 81, of Chunky, who died Sunday, June 10, 2001, in her home.

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