Obituaries for Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002
FANNIE GRACE HAND
UNION Services for Fannie Grace Hand will be held today at 11 a.m. at Milling Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jerry Doggett, Roger Laird and Rusty Walton officiating. Burial will be at Hebron Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Hand, 78, of Union, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, in Newton.
Survivors include her sons, Charles Hand and his wife, Wanda, of Rome, Ga., Jimmy Hand and his wife, Lynda, of Union; three sisters, Gladys Watson of Newton, Ruth Rigdon of Little Rock, and Sadie Clearman of Little Rock; two grandsons, Mark Ward of Seminary, Billy Ward II and his wife, Lisa, of Union; three granddaughters, Stephanie Sodder of Meridian, Jessica Wilson and Tracy Weaver, both of Bay Minette, Ala.; five great-grandchildren, Alisa Ward and Alan Ward, both of Union, Heather Hunter of Meridian, Nikkita Ward, and Alana Gibson Ward of Seminary; a special sister-in-law, Marjorie Hand of Little Rock; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hurman Hand, her parents, Ora and Simmie Jones; two brothers, William "Dub" Jones and Frank Marzine Jones.
Pallbearers will be Hayes McMahan, Michael Bradley, Sam Tingle, Jimmy Hardy, Richard Rivers, Robert Smith and George Cash. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Austin P. Boggan, Dr. Russell Belenichia, Don Smith, David Ezelle Jr., Mickey McMahan, Kenny Bradley, Billy Laird and Alan Jay Ward.
Memorials may be made to Gideon International.
ANNIE RHODES HOFFMAN
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Annie Rhodes Hoffman will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home with the Revs. James Bonner and Tommy Smith officiating. Burial will be in Mosley Cemetery in Gilbertown.
Mrs. Hoffman, 88, a native of the Needham community, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Mobile Infirmary in Mobile. She was a housewife.
Survivors include her daughter, Fannie Brantley of Creole; three sons, Clayton Hoffman and his wife, Mary, of Amarillo, Texas, Joe Hoffman and his wife, Bonnie, of Citronelle, and Winston Hoffman and his wife, Mary, of Stephenville, Texas; and a daughter, Helen Mosley and her husband, William, of Saraland; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.
Visitation will be Sunday from 10 a.m.-noon at the funeral home.
JANIE G. CREEKMORE
DEKALB Services for Janie G. "Gerri" Creekmore will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at DeKalb Methodist Church with the Revs. Lannis May and Sam Hull officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Cemetery in DeKalb. Stephens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Miss Creekmore, 84, of DeKalb, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at Mississippi Care Center of DeKalb. She was retired from the U.S. State Department and returned to DeKalb, where she lived the past 20 years. She was a member of DeKalb Methodist Church, the DeKalb Civic League and the Kemper County Historical Society and NARFF.
Survivors include her brother, Emmett Norris Creekmore and his wife, Bobbie, of Huntsville, Ala.; two nephews, Robert Creekmore and Stan Creekmore and his wife, Barbara; a great-niece, Faith Creekmore; a great-nephew, Todd Creekmore; and a special friend, Mary Jane Nelson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. V. M. Creekmore, a brother, Marion Creekmore, and a sister, Gloria Creekmore.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
TABATHA GLENN LOMAX
UNION Graveside services for Tabatha Glenn Lomax will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Neshoba Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Johnny Collins officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home of Union in charge of arrangements.
Tabatha, age 21 days, of Natchez, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Natchez Regional Hospital.
Survivors include her parents, Darrell and Elise Lomax of Natchez; her maternal grandfather, Ronnie Cournoyer of Jackson; her paternal grandparents, Debbie King of Atlanta and Dennis King; her maternal great-grandfather, Obie Germany of Brandon; and her paternal great-grandmother, Annie Collins of Natchez.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother and great-grandmother, Sheryl Cournoyer and Hilda Germany; and her paternal great-grandfather, Harvey Collins.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
KRISTIN XAVIER LOFTON
Arrangements were incomplete at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home for Kristin Xavier Lofton, two months, who died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, in her home.