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Obituaries for Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001

By Staff
CLARA BELLE JENKINS KELLY
GILBERTOWN, Ala. Services for Clara Belle Jenkins Kelly will be held today at 2 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Cockerham officiating. Burial will be in Mosley Cemetery.
Mrs. Kelly, 83, of Manhattan, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, in Manhattan.
Survivors include a son, James R. Kelly and a foster son, Robert Beam, both of Junction City, Kan.; a daughter, Deborah A. Keating, of Camus, Wash.; a brother Heyward Jenkins of Toxey; two sisters, Alma Roberts of Gilbertown and Elain Tindle of Cabot, Ark.; and one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
LESLIE AYCOCK
Retired owner of Aycock Wood Craft
Services for Leslie Aycock will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Marion Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Harmon officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Masonic graveside rites will be held.
Mr. Aycock, 96, formerly of Marion, died Friday, Dec., 21, 2001, at King's Daughters &Sons Rest Home.
He was a member of Marion Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was the owner of Aycock Wood Craft, a scoutmaster of Troop 40 at Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church, a member of Gideons International, a Mason of the Scottish Rite and a Mason Shriner for 70 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Jeffie Bullock and her husband, Hubert C., of Marion; three grandsons, Hubert Leslie Bullock and his wife, Janice, of Jackson, James Martin Bullock and his wife, Lynn, of Pearl, and William Carl Bullock and his wife, Melinda, of Collinsville; seven great-grandchildren, Brandie Duncan, Brenda Todd, Bruce Bullock, Ken Bullock, Cameron Bullock, Lenice Bullock and Chad Bullock; and two great-great-grandchildren, Taylor Todd and Logan Duncan.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Frazier Aycock.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.8 p.m. at the funeral home.
KATHERINE MYERS CHAPMAN
Retired elementary school teacher
NEWTON Services for Katherine Myers Chapman will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Farrall officiating. Burial will be in Newton County Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Chapman, 95, of Newton, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at Newton Regional Hospital.
She was a retired school teacher for Newton and Hickory elementary schools, where she worked for 35 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church and was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi.
Survivors include a son, James Walter Chapman and his wife, Betty, of Newton; two grandchildren, Lynne Kenna of Forest and Clay Chapman of Newton; four great-grandchildren, Drew and Ben Kenna of Forest and Haley and Kelly Chapman of Newton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Chapman and her parents, Walter and Bettie McDonald Myers and four sisters.
Visitation will be today from 2 p.m.4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Leon Williams, Ray Gibson, Jacky Johnson, O'Neil Kirby, Jack Brand, Doyle Gibbs, J.L. Nelson Jr. and Danny Lindsley.
ANGELA MARLENE MILSAPS WELCH
Homemaker
Services for Angela Marlene Milsaps Welch will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jimmy Garrard and Albert McMullen officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Welch, 31, of Rosepine, La., died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital. She was a member of Sugartown Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Tommy Ray Welch, and a daughter, Abigail Welch, both of Rosepine; two step daughters and a step son; her father and step-mother, Hamil Milsaps Jr. and Kathryn Milsaps, of DeKalb; her mother Glynda Hardin; and a sister, Glynda Deneise Midkiff of Leesville, La.
Visitation will be today from 4 p.m.8 p.m. at the funeral home.
SAM MARSHALL
Retired from the U.S. Department
of Agriculture
PHILADELPHIA Services for Sam Marshall will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at McClain-Hays Chapel. Burial will be in Cooks Chapel Cemetery in Philadelphia.
Mr. Marshall, 90, of Philadelphia, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Neshoba County and was a long time Philadelphia resident. He was retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Philadelphia.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Burgin and her husband, Bobby, of Saraland, Ala.; two sons, Roscoe Marshall and his wife, Alice of Kingsland, Texas, and Sam Billy Marshall and his wife, Mary Ann, of Meridian; a daughter-in-law, Sara Marshall of Raymond; and 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Marshall, and a son, B. E. Marhsall.
Visitation will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
SAMUEL D. FORD
Retired from U.S. Navy and Meridian
Housing Authority
Services for Samuel D. Ford will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. Cook officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Ford, 62, of Toomsuba, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Navy and from Meridian Housing Authority. He was a veteran of Vietnam and a member and deacon of Toomsuba Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Ford of Toomsuba; three children, Tami Quinelly and her husband, Gary, of Lauderdale, Sam Ford Jr. of Toomsuba, and David Ford and his wife Gayle, of Meridian; four grandchildren, Jesse McAlister, Traci McAlister, Sara Ford and Hannah Ford; a sister, Peggy Carroll of Springhill, La.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be today from 2 p.m.5 p.m. at the funeral home.

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