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Obituaries for Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001

By Staff
DANIEL HOUSTON PULLEY
Retired oil worker
QUITMAN Graveside services for Daniel Houston Pulley will be held today at 11 a.m. at Stonewall Cemetery with the Rev. George Chatham officiating. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Pulley, 65, of Flemington, Mo., died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at Northwoods Care Center in Humasville, Mo.
Survivors include two sons, Danny Pulley of Tampa, Fla., and Mike Pulley of Newport, Minn.; a daughter, Stephanie Dillon of Flemington; three brothers, J.P. Pulley and Lamar Pulley of Stonewall, and Melvin Pulley of Bolivar, Mo.; a sister, Neicy Pulley of Stonewall; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
PERNECIE SIMS MCCRORY
Retired harness maker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Pernecie Sims McCrory will be held today at 2 p.m. at Good Hope Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Dillon and Jimmy Cain officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. McCrory, 77, of Flora, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Survivors include a daughter, Tammy Luke of Florence; two sons, Lester Wayne McCrory of Brandon and Allan Lane McCrory of Flora; a sister, Druesillar Neese, three brothers, Jessie Sims, Uriah Sims and Earvin Sims, all of Philadelphia; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester McCrory.
JOAN CRAWFORD
Retired licensed practical nurse
PHILADELPHIA Services for Joan Crawford will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Revs. Jimmy Hayes and Chris Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery.
Ms. Crawford, 69, of Union, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include four daughters, Brenda Lillis of Philadelphia, Ruth Franklin and Helen Crawford of Union, and Wanda Crawford of Ellisville; a sister, Margaret Heiss of Fremont, Mich.; two brothers, Harry Nash Jr. of Muskegon, Mich. and Gerald F. Nash of Montague, Mich.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
LUVA DEE MATTHEWS
Homemaker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Luva Dee Matthews will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Charles Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Mrs. Matthews, 85, of Philadelphia, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include two daughters, Jean Thornton of Philadelphia and Jenell Parker of Vicksburg; a son, George Elwood Matthews of Pine Bluff, Ark.; a sister, Frances Bruce of Jackson; two brothers, George Cumberland of Brandon and Cleo Cumberland of Philadelphia.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Major T. Matthews; and a daughter, Cindy Matthews.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
LUCILLE SHANNON SPENCE
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Lucille Shannon Spence, 89, of Meridian, who died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
VASHTI BRONSON
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Vashti Bronson, of Meridian, who died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at McNeil Personal Care Home.

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