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Obituaries for Friday, March 29, 2002

By Staff
BEVERLY LOUISE EVANS
Homemaker
QUITMAN Graveside services for Beverly Louise Evans will be held today at 10 a.m. at Twistwood Cemetery with the Rev. Keith Boggan officiating. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Evans, 43, of Rose Hill, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at her home.
Survivors include her three sons, Richard Evans of Rose Hill, Daniel Evans of Enterprise and Jason Evans of Pachuta; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Doug Hinson of Energy; two brothers, Mikie Hinson and Ralph Hinson, both of Energy; and two grandchildren.
RANDY GENE EVANS
Construction worker
QUITMAN Graveside services for Randy Gene Evans will be held today at 10 a.m. at Twistwood Cemetery with the Rev. Keith Boggan officiating. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Evans, 52, of Rose Hill, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at his home.
Survivors include his three sons, Richard Evans of Rose Hill, Daniel Evans of Enterprise and Jason Evans of Pachuta; mother, Virginia Evans of Pachuta; two sisters, Carolyn Hamilton of Metarie, La., and Faye Moulds of Ellisville; and two grandchildren.
GEORGE ELLIS MITCHELL JR.
Retired store owner
Graveside services for George Ellis Mitchell Jr. will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Forest Lawn Memory Garden with the Rev. Daniel Chisolm officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Mitchell, 74, of Meridian, died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital. He served in the Korean conflict and was the retired owner of Mitchell's Grocery.
Survivors include his sister, Georgette Mosley and her husband, Bud, of Meridian; one brother, William "Bill" Mitchell and his wife, Alice, of Meridian; nine nieces and nephews, Gerald Mitchell of Meridian, Mary Louise McGrane of Vicksburg, Victor G. Mitchell of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Mike Mitchell of California, Suzette Mitchell of Centreville, Va., Sally Ann Mitchell of Meridian, Terry Mitchell of Lynn Haven, Fla., Kim Waters of Meridian and Mitch Mosley of Meridian; a number of great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
The family requests that memorials be made to Central Baptist Church Building Fund or the Meridian Community College Foundation.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
BIRTIE LYNN ROEBUCK SAVELL
Retired educator
NEWTON Services for Birtie Lynn Roebuck Savell will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Hazel Baptist Church with the Revs. Randall Creel, Dr. Leon Everett, Clifton Thornton, Reggie Williams, Michael J. Fondren Sr., and Curtis Cain officiating. Burial will be in Hazel Baptist Church Cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Music for the service will be rendered by Marion Felton. Musicians for the service will be Tanya Phillips, pianist, and Brenda Creel, organist.
Mrs. Savell, 55, of Lake, died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
She was born on June 28, 1946, to the late Virgil Madison Roebuck and Birtie Meeks Roebuck. The Newton County native was a 1963 honor graduate of Union High School in Union. She also attended East Central Junior College in Decatur before attending the University of Southern Mississippi. She graduated with honors in 1967 with a bachelor of science degree in English and journalism. She later received her master's degree from Mississippi State University in 1981.
Her teaching career spanned a tenure of more than 32 years that began in 1967 and ended in 1999. Mrs. Savell taught for the Union Public School System in Newton, Clarke Memorial College in Newton and East Central Community College in Decatur.
She was a member of the Mississippi Professional Educator's Association and other various civic organizations.
She was a member of Hazel Baptist Church in Lake.
Survivors include her husband, whom she wed on June 22, 1973, D. Marcus "Mark" Savell; one daughter, Jennifer Lynn Savell; three sons, James M. "Jim" Savell, William R. Savell and Robert W. Savell; mother-in-law, Winnie Pierce Savell; two aunts, several special cousins and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil Madison Roebuck and Birtie Meeks Roebuck, and her father-in-law, the Rev. Didymus D. Savell.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to The Gideons International, Inc., P.O. Box 297, Newton, MS 39345.
Visitation will be today from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Paulbearers will be George Clark, Ed Amis, Dwight Brown, Jack Crosby, Lewis Crosby, Daniel Nester, David Hensley, Gary Pinson, Elton Wall, Dr. Larry Haley, Billy Pierce and Marcus Gordon.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Lewis Hensley, Edward Nester, Delbert Walton, Harmon Crosby, Clemon Easom, Harry Thompson, Jimmy Dale Bryant and Marion Felton.
EDITH R. WHITE
Arrangements for Edith R. White were incomplete Thursday at Stephen's Funeral Home. She died Thursday, March 28 at Heartfelt Hospice.

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