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OBITUARIES FOR TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2001

By Staff
BERTHA RUTH SPENCER
Services for Bertha Ruth Spencer will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Heritage Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Lowry officiating. Burial will be in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park.
Mrs. Spencer, 85, of Meridian, died Monday, July 16, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include three sons, Larry J. Spencer and his wife, Mary Ann, of Meridian, Sidney A. Spencer of Franklin, Tenn. and Bobby D. Spencer of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
ERMA RUTH GRAHAM
Homemaker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Erma Ruth Graham will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Charles Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery.
Mrs. Graham, 62, of Union, died Sunday, July 15, 2001, in her home.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbie Orr of Orlando, Fla. and Belinda Clark of Meridian; a son, Bruce Posey of Union; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, seven sisters and a brother.
Visitation will be today from 1 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
RET. COL. LEROY E. AMBURN SR.
Retired pilot Mississippi Air National Guard
GULFPORT Graveside services for Ret. Col. Leroy E. "Roy" Amburn Sr. will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Louisville. Riemann Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Col. Amburn, 77, of Gulfport, died Monday, July 16, 2001, at Garden Park Hospital.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
MARY FRANCES WILLIAMS
Homemaker
Services for Mary Frances Williams will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Scooba Baptist Church with the Revs. Leon Ballard and Harold Harris officiating. Burial will be in Center Ridge Cemetery with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Williams, 84, of Scooba, died Monday, July 16, 2001, in her home. She was a member of Scooba Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Kary F. Williams and his wife, Fay, of Scooba and T. Clay Williams and his wife, Gail, of Loganville, Ga.; five grandchildren, Matt Williams, Zac Williams, Cathy Williams, Michael Williams and Brian Williams; a sister, Sally Stevens of Hemet, Calif.; a brother, Dr. James C. Atkinson of Baton Rouge, La.; two sisters-in-law, Jamie Williams of Scooba and Evelyn Atkinson of Portland, Ore.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gilbert Atkinson and Thomas Elbert Atkinson; and her husband, Clay Williams.
Pallbearers will be Gene Watts, John Harpole and her four grandsons.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and 30 minutes prior to the service.
MARGUERITE D. TYSON
Retired school teacher with Choctaw County Board of Education
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Marguerite D. Tyson will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Tim Craddock and Tommy Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Morgan Chapel Cemetery in Toxey.
Mrs. Tyson, 88, of Toxey, died Monday, July 16, 2001, in her home.
Survivors include three daughters, Faye Kennedy of Tuscaloosa, Yvonne Napp and June Tyson, both of Toxey.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
EGETA B. JOHNSON
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral home for Egeta B. Johnson, 69, who died Monday, July 16, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
GARVIS KING
Arrangements were incomplete at E.E. McDonald Funeral Home of DeKalb for Garvis King, 60, formerly of DeKalb, who died Saturday, July 14, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
LARRY TOWNSON
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Larry Townson, 59, of Lauderdale, who died Monday, July 16, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.

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