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franklin county times

OBITUARIES FOR MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2001

By Staff
LUDIE MAE WESLEY
SEBASTOPOL Services for Ludie Mae Wesley will be held today at 11 a.m. at Pearl River Baptist Church with the Rev. Calvin Gibson officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Wesley, 89, of Philadelphia, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Choctaw Residential Center.
Survivors include two daughters, Nevalena Billy and Kaffie Isaac, both of Philadelphia; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
JACK RUSSELL
Self-employed farmer
UNION Services for Jack Russell will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Milling Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Todd Thompson and L.B. Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Xion Congressional Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Russell, 74, of Decatur, died Friday, June 15, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Imogene Russell of Decatur; a daughter, Sandy Dial and her husband, Larry, and a granddaughter, Stacy Dial, all of Livingston, Ala.; two sisters, Ann Dykes of Manderville, La. and Frances Saum of Pennsylvania; two brothers, Belton "Red" Russell of Faribault, Minn. and Mack Russell of Union; a half-brother, Reese Russell of Texas; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer or Heart Association.
Pallbearers will be Charles Addy, Larry Addy, Bill Russell, Jeff Ezelle, Andy Ezelle, Clayborne Kilpatrick, Jackie Knight and Don Myers.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
VERNA MAE STOKES
Retired housekeeper
DEKALB Services for Verna Mae Stokes will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Collinsville with the Rev. Chester Davis Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Stokes, 88, of Collinsville, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at Riley Hospital in Meridian.
Survivors include her husband, Earl Lee Stokes of Collinsville; two daughters, Elois Ruff and her husband, Robert, of Collinsville and Grace Avery and her husband, Ervin, of Aurora, Ill.; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a niece and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings.
Visitation will be today from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at the funeral home and Tuesday from noon-1 p.m. at the church.
JOEL PACE JR.
Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home for Joel Pace Jr., 34, of Meridian died Friday, June 15, 2001, in Lauderdale County.

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