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Obituaries for Sunday, June 30, 2002

By Staff
MARY IDA ALEXANDER MADISON
Services for Mary Ida Alexander Madison were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Scooba Methodist Church. Burial was held in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Scooba with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Madison, 91, of Tupelo, died Thursday, June 27, 2002 at Trace Way Manor in Tupelo. She worked at Whit's Cafe in the 1940s and was employed with East Mississippi Community College for many years. Scooba was her home for more than 50 years.
Mrs. Madison was very active in the Scooba Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She also was a Sunday School teacher and member of the Eastern Star. Although she had no children, she made a loving contribution to the lives of many children and teenagers.
Mrs. Madison was the last survivor of her immediate family.
Survivors include two sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Wyatt Madison; her parents, Julia and Andrew Alexander; brothers, David Newton Alexander, John Thomas Alexander, Osker Leonard Alexander, Robert Earl Alexander, two infant brothers and one infant sister.
The family requests memorials be made in lieu of flowers to the Gideon Bibles International Society.
JOHN EVAN NORSWORTHY
QUITMAN Services for John Evan Norsworthy will be held today at 2 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Mark McNair, James Irby and Dennis Coats officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Norsworthy, 85, of Quitman, died Friday, June 28, 2002, at H.C. Watkins Hospital in Quitman.
Survivors include his wife, Onie A. Norsworthy, two sons, Joe Nad Norsworthy and his wife, Carol Ann, all of Quitman; and Doug and his wife, Mary, of Plano, Texas; two sisters, Sibyl Rhodes of Mobile, Ala; and Agnes Lewis of Meridian; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Dale Moore, Horace Reese, Stanley Holloman, J.C. Dearman, Mallie Dearman, Howard Hunter, Greg Carney and Franklin "Red" Wilkins.
JOHNNY TUCKER
Retired service technician
PHILADELPHIA Services for Johnny Tucker will be held today at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Dan Howard officiating. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia.
Mr. Tucker, 70, of Philadelphia, died Friday, June 28, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a retired service technician with the Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Tucker, a son, Dwight Tucker, and a sister, Nelda Lewis, all of Philadelphia; and one grandson.
COLLIE ALLENE BROWN
Homemaker
Services for Collie Allene Brown will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Everett Bonner officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery.
Mrs. Brown, 90, of Meridian, died Saturday, June 29, 2002, at Benchmark Healthcare Center. She was a member of the Suqualena Methodist Church.
Survivors include her son, James Wesley Brown of Meridian; a granddaughter, Jessica Walters and her husband, Derek, of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
MARGARET AMELIA BROADHEAD
Homemaker
Graveside services for Margaret Amelia Broadhead will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery near Pennington, Ala. with the Rev. Roy Dabbs officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Broadhead, 80, of Meridian, died Saturday, June 29, 2002, in Meridian.
THOMAS ESSIX SR.
Retired from Lauderdale County
Services for Thomas Essix Sr. will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Berry &Gardner Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Yantley, Ala.
Mr. Essix, 71, of Meridian, died Friday, June 28, 2002, at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Veta Lee Essix of Meridian; three daughters, Anita Brown of Daleville; and Sheri Essix and Brenda Pringle and her husband, Roosevelt, all of Meridian; two sons, Thomas Essix Jr. and Alvin C. Essix, both of Meridian; a sister, Elizabeth Whitfield, of Joliet, Ill.; two brothers, Albert Essix of Warrensville Heights, Ohio; and Charles Essix Jr. of Jackson; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be Monday from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
PEGGY LYNCH
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry &Gardner Funeral Home for Peggy Lynch, 60, of Quitman, who died Saturday, June 29, 2002 at Riley Hospital.

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