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Obituaries for Sunday, June 23, 2002

By Staff
OLIVE IRENE HEBLON DEWITT
Retired nurse
Services for Olive Irene Heblon DeWitt will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David W. Meadows officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mrs. DeWitt, 99, of Meridian, died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare-Broadmoor. She was born on Oct. 6, 1902 in Preston. Mrs. DeWitt was a retired nurse employed in the nursery of Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center for 27 years. She was a member of Fifth Street United Methodist Church and a member of Eastern Star Chapter 11, Miriam Rebecca Chapter 25, Senior Citizen Club, AARP and the Rose Garden Club.
A lifelong resident of Meridian, she is survived by seven grandchildren, Brenda Draughon, Bill Heblon, Louis Heblon, Douglas Smith and David Smith, all of Meridian, Dan Smith of Dallas and Robert Larry Smith of Delray Beach, Fla.; 16 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joshua and Olive Evans; a husband, Albert C. Heblon Sr.; a husband, Lewis Coleman DeWitt; a son, Albert C. Heblon Jr.; a daughter, Elvis Marie Smith; and a grandchild, Fred Heblon.
Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 9:30 a.m.
QUINTON BARNARD GILMORE
SEBASTOPOL Services for Quinton Barnard Gilmore will be held today at 2 p.m. at High Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Waggoner officiating. Burial will be in High Hill Baptist Church cemetery in Philadelphia.
Mr. Gilmore, 66, of Philadelphia, died Friday, June 21, 2002, at Leake Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include two sons, Ken Gilmore and his wife, Teresa, of Sebastopol and Tim Gilmore of Boonville; two daughters, Pam Gilmore of Baton Rouge, La. and Tammy Gilmore of South Carolina; a sister, Karen Sue Gilmore of Ellisville; a brother, Jennings Gilmore of Columbia; a special aunt and uncle, J.W. and Huster Gilmore; and two grandchildren.
REV. CLARENCE REED
Retired minister
PHILADELPHIA Services for the Rev. Clarence Reed will be held today at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Titus White and Wallace Luckey officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Rev. Reed, 81, of Meridian, died Friday, June 21, 2002, at Benchmark Health Care in Meridian. He was a retired minister.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Reed of Meridian; two daughters, Barbara Ann Willis of Philadelphia and Loretta Boswell of Meridian; a son, Jerry Reed of Jackson; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Thelma Sparks of Paragould, Ark., and Gene Henley of Lake City, Ark.; two brothers, Leonard Reed of Benton Harbor, Mich., and Lonzo Reed of St. Joseph, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Reed; and a brother, Woodrow Reed.
DESSIE TEER
Homemaker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Dessie Teer will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Smith officiating. Burial will be in Bluff Springs Cemetery in Kemper County.
Mrs. Teer, 92, of Pontotoc, died Friday, June 21, 2002, at Pontotoc Health Center.
Survivors include a daughter, Sally Townsend of Pontotoc; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held today from noon until service time at the funeral home.
BROOKS E. PATTERSON
MACON Services for Brooks E. Patterson will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Shuqualak Baptist Church with the Revs. Darren Chester, Mike Truhett and Steve Lampkin officiating. Burial will be in Shuqualak Cemetery. Cockrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Patterson, 64, of Shuqualak, died Friday, June 21, 2002, at UAB Birmingham, Ala. after a lengthy illness. Mr. Patterson, a loving husband, father and grandfather, was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Shuqualak Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Jeanette Gully Patterson of Shuqualak; a daughter, Jan Robinson and her husband, Mike, of Brooksville; a son, Michael Brooks Patterson and his wife, Christy, of Shuqualak; four grandsons, Jon Michael and Milton Brooks Robinson of Brooksville; Hayden Brooks and Joseph Hardy Patterson of Shuqualak; two brothers, James Harlan Patterson of Union and Horace D. Patterson of Lauderdale; six sisters, Helen Mayo of Brandon, Evelyn Hailey of Scooba, Earlene Grisson of Louisville, Dean Sciple of DeKalb, Ruth Anderson of Waverly, Tenn., and Eunice Patterson of Shuqualak; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Brooks and Lillian Lee Patterson of Shuqualak.
Pallbearers will be Mike Reed, Joey Cooper, Ronnie Sciple, Glenn Clark, Bill Hailey, Jimmy Sciple, Bud Clark and William Mayo.
Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Butler, Billy Wade Whitfield, Ronald Sciple, Jimmy Holley, Shea Clark and Hasie Combs.
CLAUDIA GUY
Homemaker
Services for Claudia Guy will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Davey Wilkinson officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mrs. Guy, 84, of Meridian, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare-Broadmoor. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church, Eastern Star and a 20-year volunteer at Riley Hospital. She was also active in many civic activities.
Survivors include a son, James Guy Jr., of Atlanta; a daughter, Kitty Oyler of Jackson; a daughter-in-law, Rose Ruth of Richaland, Wash.; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Guy Sr.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
CHARLES O. MCCALL III
Missionary
Services for Charles O. "Chuck" McCall III will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Bethany Church in Quitman with the Rev. Melvin Boles officiating. Burial will be in Archusa Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Barham Funeral Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. McCall, 29, of Toulon, France, died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at Saint Roch Hospital in Nice, France. Mr. McCall was a native of Quitman and a former resident of Tulsa, Okla. He was a graduate of Oklahoma State University and the Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa. A memorial service was held June 12 in Nice.
Survivors include his mother, Dr. Sundra Girard and her husband, Dr. Charles Girard of Tulsa; his father, Charles O. McCall Jr., of Magee; two sisters, Celia McCall of Plano, Texas and Donna Leanne Chandler of Quitman; a brother, David Limerick and his wife, Stacey, of McKinney, Texas; his paternal grandmother, Helen McCall Burnett of Ridgeland; a niece, Kay Leigh Chandler of Quitman; a nephew, Michael Chandler of Quitman; and several uncles and aunts.
The family requests memorial be made to his ministry, Galatians-ZZO, 9649 South Sandusky, Tulsa, OK 74137. Contributions will be designated for France so his mission work will continue. Details of the mission work are available upon request. Also, donations may be made to Souffle Nouveau, Toulon, France.
Pallbearers will be Douglas McCall, Mike McCall, Sam McCall, Jeff McCall, Michael McCall, Chas Honea, David Chandler and Wesley Thrash.
Visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church.

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