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Obituaries for Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002

By Staff
CORNELIA PETERSON
Social worker
UNION Services for Cornelia Peterson will be held today at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian of Union with the Rev. Chris Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Union City Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Peterson, 52, of Union, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002.
Survivors include her three sons, Chip Peterson and Jason Peterson, both of Starkville, Chad Peterson and his wife, Margaret, of Sturgis; a sister, Floyd Hitch of Lakeland, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Madelynn and Manly Peterson of Sturgis.
Pallbearers will be Jack and John Barnett, Joe Caperton, David French, Jeff Holmes and Dale White. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Alexander and Dr. Briseno.
Visitation was held Friday at the funeral home.
JANETT ALEXANDER
Homemaker
Services for Janett Alexander will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Jacob officiating. Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Alexander, 64, of Meridian, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at Meridian Heart Services.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Alexander, and her son, Keith Alexander and his wife, Vicki, all of Meridian; and three grandchildren, Brad, Kyle and Misti Alexander.
MACK E. DUETT
Retired banker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Mack E. Duett will be held today at 2 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church with the Rev. Duaine Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery with military honors. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Duett, 88, of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at The Speciality Hospital of Meridian. He was born in Stallo in Neshoba County on Feb. 11, 1914. He was the third of five children born to Willie W. and Myrtle E. Hisaw Duett. He grew up in the Burnside Community and retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1959, after 21 years of service, with the rank of chief warrant officer. During World War II, he saw extensive service in the Pacific, European (including D Day) and North African campaigns. He was a Korean War veteran as well.
Upon leaving the Marine Corps, Mr. Duett lived in Arizona for 28 years. He retired from First Interstate Bank of Arizona as a vice president and manager after 20 years. He moved back to Mississippi in 1986 and was a member of Salem Baptist Church and the Philadelphia Masonic Lodge No. 93.
Survivors include a son, Mack D. Duett and two grandsons, Daniel and Timothy of Manlius, N.Y.; a daughter, Pamela Medolo and her husband, Michael, of Dover, Del.; sisters, Elva Willis of Georgia and Evelyn Darby of Jackson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 10 years, Ruby J. Jones Duett; a brother, Orda B. Duett; and a sister, Esta Webb.
The family requests memorials be made to the National World War II Memorial Fund, American Battle Monuments Commission, P.O. Box 96766 Washington, D.C. 320090-6766 (800) 639-4WW2.
HAROLD WOOD CARNEY JR.
Construction worker
BUTLER, Ala. Graveside services for Harold Wood "Briss" Carney Jr. will be held today at 2 p.m. at Bonner Cemetery in Toxey with the Rev. James Bonner officiating. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Carney, 80, of Gilbertown, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Wayne General Hospital. He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include four brothers, Clifton Carney of Tuscaloosa, Johnnie Carney of Meridian, Miss., Howard Carney of Toxey and Billie Carney of York; and three sisters, Beatrice Savage of Lyons, Ga., Myra Oates of Toxey and Gloria Dorough of Eight Mile.
ALICE LUCILLE ALLEN
Rural mail carrier
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Alice Lucille Allen will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Russell Wray and Garry Williams officiating. Burial will be in Christopher's Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Allen, 71, of Butler, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at Willow Trace Nursing Center.
Survivors include two daughters, Camelle Thompson and her husband, Charlie, of Butler and Carol Snow and her husband, David, of Jachin; sisters, Dale Mitchell of Jackson and Jean Jones of North Carolina; a beloved cousin, Earl B. Yates Jr.; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
GEORGE LEON CAPE
Retire heavy equipment operator
NEWTON Services for George Leon Cape will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Cape, 80, of Arcadia, Fla., died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Arcadia Nursing Home.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of Arcadia; three daughters, Carolyn Buckley of Hickory; Joann Griffis of Mt. Airy, N.C.; and Dale Wilson of Meridian; a son, George Terry Cape of Pearl; two step-sons, Paul Gaie of Arcadia; and Zand Gaie of Bradenton, Fla.; a step-daughter, June Northcutt of Land-O-Lakes, Fla.; two brothers, Ray and Wayne Cape, and a sister, Allie Knight, all of Meridian; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Oliver and Annie Mae Gressett Cape, a brother and two sisters.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at the funeral home.
ELOISE DEARMAN STEED
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Eloise Dearman Steed, 92, of Meridian, who died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, at Benchmark Health Care.

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