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franklin county times

OBITUARIES FOR SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2001

By Staff
MAE GRIFFITH SMITH
Retired policewoman
Services for Mae Griffith Smith will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. David Bowen officiating. Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Smith, 79, of Meridian, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at Heartfelt Hospice. Mrs. Smith was one of the first policewomen to start work in October 1956 for the Meridian Police Department. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Mississippi Law Enforcement Association. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include a daughter, Faye Carroll Cochran, and a son, James "Smitty" Smith, and his wife, Cindy, all of Meridian; seven grandchildren, Tonya Culpepper, Cal Cochran, James "Jimbo" Smith, Reuben "Ben" Smith, Amanda Smith and Brandon Smith, all of Meridian, and Angela "Rene" Reno of Baldwyn; seven great-grandchildren, Leah Thomas, Dylan Thomas, Jessica Culpepper, Hannah Culpepper, Tyler Cochran, Tarah Cochran and Harley Cochran, all of Meridian; a very special friend, Dawn Baldwin; four nieces, Dr. Ann Coleman of Little Rock, Ark., Glenda Rainer of Meridian, Lola Mae Waldrup of Texas and Audry Singleton of Gilmer, Texas; and two nephews, James Griffith and J.B. Griffith, both of Meridian.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Malachi Smith, of 56 years.
Pallbearers will be J.B. Griffith Jr., James R. Griffith, Brandon Smith, Ricky Thompson, Murphy Culpepper and Bill Baldwin.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
BEATRICE KNIGHT SMITH
ABBEVILLE, Ala. Services for Beatrice Knight Smith will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at DeKalb Presbyterian Church in DeKalb, Miss., with the Rev. Wally Bumpas Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Cemetery in DeKalb with Holman-Abbeville Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Smith, 93, of Abbeville, formerly of DeKalb, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, in a hospital in Dothan.
A native of Shuqualak, Miss., Mrs. Smith lived most of her life in DeKalb, where she retired as owner and operator of DeKalb Beauty Shop. She lived in Abbeville with her daughter, Martha Jo Crawford, for the past eight years. Mrs. Smith was a member of the DeKalb Presbyterian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her daughter, Martha Jo Crawford of Abbeville; a son, the Rev. David Smith, and his wife, Cathy, of Sardis, Miss.; five grandchildren, Lil Crawford of Birmingham, Fran Crawford of Abbeville, Nathan Smith of Jackson, Miss., Hilary Smith of Cleveland, Miss., and Amy Claire Smith of Sardis; and a brother, Kirk Knight Sr., and his wife, Jean, of Scooba, Miss.
She was preceded in death by her husband, E. "Tennie" Smith; and a son-in-law, Jimmy Crawford.
The family requests memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Resource Center, P.O. Box 1170, Dothan, AL 36302.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
MYRTLE L. SCHRIMPSHIRE
QUITMAN Services for Myrtle L. Schrimpshire will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Corinth Assembly of God Church with Wright's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Schrimpshire, 66, of Quitman, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at The University Hospital in Jackson.
Survivors include her husband, Carl L. Schrimpshire, her mother, Odell Holifield, a son, Dennis W. Schrimpshire, and two daughters, Jeanette McGrew and Judy Davis, all of Quitman; three brothers, Cliff Holifield and Jimmy Dale Holifield, both from Mobile, Ala., and Virgil Holifield of Quitman; a sister, Mary Lou Carney, of Mobile; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today beginning at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
MICHAEL W. BOYD
Burns and Burns Oil Company employee
Services for Michael W. "Mike" Boyd will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Meadows officiating. Burial will be in Long Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Boyd, 49, of Meridian, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, in his home. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his mother, Louise Boyd of Meridian; four brothers, Butch Boyd of Meridian, David Boyd and his wife, Judy, of Clarke County, Bobby Ray Boyd of the Whynot Community and Randy Boyd and his wife, Dena, of Marion; three nieces, Michelle Boyd, Brandy Boyd and Taylor Boyd, all of Clarke County; and two nephews, Joseph Boyd and Gage Boyd.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene U. Boyd Sr.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
FRANCES MCLELLAND HARVEY
Services for Frances McLelland Harvey will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home of Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Harvey, 79, of Long Beach, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, in Long Beach. She was born in Kemper County and had been a resident of Long Beach for the past 10 years, moving from Meridian where she lived for most of her life. She was a member of Briarwood Baptist Church in Meridian.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Harvey Bentz of Long Beach; three sons, James E. Harvey of Diamond Head, Ronnie E. Harvey of Biloxi and Steven L. Harvey of Long Beach; a brother, Lee Merritt McLelland of Jackson; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. "Bob" Harvey; and a son, Robert Lowery.
The family requests memorials be made to Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, P.O. Box 1810, Gulfport, MS 39502.
Visitation will be Monday beginning at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
ANNIE M. KIDD
QUITMAN Services for Annie M. Kidd will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Pine Hill Baptist Church in Enterprise with Wright's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Kidd, 94, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at McNeil Personal Care Home in Enterprise.
Survivors include three sons, Paul Kidd and Roger Farris, both of Enterprise, and Gary Farris of Ellisville; a daughter, Barbara Smith of Enterprise; a brother, Marvin Jones of Lucedale; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday beginning at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
EARLINE R. COLE NEWELL
Graveside services for Earline R. Cole Newell will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Pentecostal Memorial Garden Cemetery, with the Rev. Keith Tisdale officiating. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Newell, 64, of Meridian, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include a son, James Edward, and his wife, Barbara, of Meridian; and two brothers, John Hodges of Jackson and Houston Hodges of Los Angeles.
Visitation will be Monday from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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