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OBITUARIES FOR MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2001

By Staff
AGNES LONG DEARMAN
QUITMAN Services for Agnes Long Dearman will be held today at 2 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. T.D. Taylor and Dale Eakes officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Wright's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dearman, 74, of Meridian, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, in her home.
Survivors include three daughters, Dian Mayo of Quitman, Maxine Fairchild of Meridian and Charlene Looney of Collierville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Neil Hayes.
Visitation will be today from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
BILL TEDDY GOSNELL
Construction worker
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Bill Teddy Gosnell will be held today at 2 p.m. at Shady Grove Assembly of God with Sister Mae Jewel Moore officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Bumpers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Gosnell, 45, of Butler, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, in his home.
Survivors include two brothers, Ralph Gosnell of Butler and Henry Gosnell of South Carolina.
Visitation will be today from noon to 2 p.m. at the church.
MAUDIE MIZE LOWERY
Retired seamstress and grocery store owner/operator
MACON Services for Maudie Mize Lowery will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Westside Baptist Church with the Rev. Grady Hunter Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery with Cockrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Lowery, 82, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at Noxubee County Nursing Home.
Survivors include her husband, W.A. Lowery of Macon; two daughters, Jo Ann Bartlett of Toomsuba and Laura Clark of Macon; two sons, Charles A. Mize of Mammoth Cave, Ky. and Clyde Mize of Macon; two sisters, Hazel Jourdan of Macon and Ethel Furby of Escatawpa; two brothers, Wesley Sylvester Wood of Southhaven and Thomas Wood of Canton; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Mize.
The family requests memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Visitation will be today from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
NORAH LEE MCLEMORE
Retired cafeteria manager at Clarkdale School
Services for Norah Lee McLemore will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church with the Revs. James E. Sanders, Cliff Pace and Dr. Daniel Chisholm officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. MeLemore, 86, of Meridian, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, in her home. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and a longtime member of the Phebian Sunday school class.
Survivors include a son, Denis McLemore and his wife, Penny, two grandchildren, Kylee McLemore and Erin McLemore Cooper and her husband, Jason, all of Meridian; a sister, Eula Avera of Niceville, Fla.; a special great-niece, Amber Creel of Meridian; and many other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elton McLemore; two brothers, Grady Smith and Nate Smith; and a sister, Johnye Pickett.
Pallbearers will be Jamie Smith, Ronnie Pickett, Paul Pickett, Larry Avera, Bryan Creel and Clayton Creel.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Turner, Buddy Fairchild, Ray Pickett and Toby Pickett.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and Tuesday 30 minutes prior to the service.
LEONARD PAUL BELL
Security guard
SEBASTOPOL Services for Leonard Paul Bell will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church with the Rev. Doby Henry officiating. Burial will be in Bogue Chitto Community No. 2 Cemetery. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bell, 47, of Philadelphia, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at Choctaw Health Center. He was employed as a security guard with Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Survivors include his wife, Rosalie Bell, three daughters, Erica Bell, Christine Dixon and Cassandra Bell, his mother, Sudie Mae Isaac, a sister, Janie Williams, two brothers, Curtis Willis and Charles Isaac, all of Philadelphia; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at the family home.

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