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Obituaries for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001

By Staff
MINNIE LEE RUCKER
Homemaker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Minnie Lee Rucker will be held today at 3 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Mrs. Rucker, 95, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, in her home.
Survivors include seven daughters, Mattie Lou Creighton, Bonnie Jean Rucker, Linda Jane Watkins, Bessie Mae Ford and Lessie Faye Chunn, all of Philadelphia, Thelma Dean Gill of Hattiesburg and Martha Ann Marsh of Parrish, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
SARA ELIZABETH RAYMOND
Retired teacher
QUITMAN Memorial services for Sara Elizabeth Raymond will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the grave of her husband, Ross Raymond, in Memorial Gardens in West Point. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Raymond, 82, of Quitman, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at Riley Hospital. She was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include two brothers, Otis Fancher of Arizona and Russell Fancher of Hartford, Conn.; a sister, Christene Stierli of Cincinnati, Ohio; eight nieces and one nephew.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or a favorite charity.
AGNES M. GARRETT
Services for Anges M. Garrett will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy Garrett officiating. Burial will be in Lockhart Cemetery.
Mrs. Garrett, 81, of Marion, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include a son, Jimmy Garrett of Jackson; three daughters, Carolyn Culpepper of Sevierville, Tenn., Geraldine Reid of Daleville and Kathy Ann Breland of Martin Community; three sisters, Lucille Garrett and Gladys Stewart of Meridian, and Grace Pruitt of Golden; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, V.W. "Dick" Garrett.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
THOMAS H. DAVIS
Retired Firestone salesman
RIDGELAND Services for Thomas H. "Tommy" Davis will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Parkway Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Davis, 82, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, in his home. He was born in Winston Salem, N.C., was a former resident of Fort Smith, Ark., and a resident of the Jackson area for the past 16 years. He was a member of Lakeside Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Davis played high school baseball in North Carolina winning the championship in 1937. He attended Catawba College on a baseball and basketball scholarship where he was captain of both teams his senior year and chosen best athlete.
He continued his baseball career with professional teams including the Philadelphia A's and the Atlanta Braves. He was selected to seven All Star teams with a lifetime batting average of 318. He played American Legion ball in Salisbury, N.C., having a batting average of 435. He also played right field for the Jackson Senators from 1946-50 and the Meridian Millers from 1952-54.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Davis of Brandon; a daughter, Kathy Staten of Clinton; two stepsons, Jimmy Ratliff of Hattiesburg and Paul Ratliff of Florence; a stepdaughter, Sandra Dickerson of Isola; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorials be made to Hospice Ministries or Lakeside Presbyterian Church New Church fund.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
OUENTIN D. HOLCOMBE
Retired technical sergeant with U.S. Air Force
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Ouentin D. Holcombe will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Bladon Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Russell Wray officiating. Burial will be in McDowell Cemetery with Bumpers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Holcombe, 74, of Silas, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Grove Hill Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Gay N. Holcombe and a son, John C. Holcombe, both of Bladon Springs; a daughter, Debbie Fuller of Mobile; and a sister, Mable Duke of Gainesville, Ga.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
MACK WILEY ALLEN
Retired roofer
Services for Mack Wiley Allen will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Dr. Malcolm Lewis and Jason Gross officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Allen, 72, of Collinsville, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Couch Allen of Collinsville; three sons, Kenny Allen and his wife, Stacy, of Collinsville, Robert Allen and his wife, Vicki, of Hattiesburg and Mack Allen Jr. and his wife, Rubye, of Pelahatchie; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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