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franklin county times

Obituaries for Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002

By Staff
ROGER DALE LOLLEY
Painter
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Roger Dale Lolley will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ryan May officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Lolley, 57, of Gilbertown, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, in his home.
Survivors include his daughter, Reena Lolley of Gilbertown; sons, Lane Lolley of Butler, Randy Lolley and Keith Lolley, both of Gilbertown, and Jeremy Maloncone of Baton Rouge, La.; brothers, Curtis Lolley of Quitman, Don Lolley of Gilbertown, Junior Lolley of Mobile, Ala., and Pete Lolley of Faunsdale, Ala.; sisters, Bessie Mosley of Gilbertown and Gail Allen of Prattville, Ala.; and 14 grandchildren.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
JAMES CURTIS DUNN
Construction worker
PHILADELPHIA Services for James Curtis Dunn will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Revs. Charles Roark, and Dewayne Comans Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery in Philadelphia.
Mr. Dunn, 61, of Bogalusa,La., died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at University Hospital in New Orleans. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his brothers, David Comans of Bogalusa,La., Billy Comans of Union and Wayne Comans of Carthage.
Visitation will be today 3 p.m.- 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
MARION A. NORTON
Retired farmer
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Marion A. Norton will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Marvin Cemetery.
Mr. Norton, 93, of Toxey, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at Guardian Angel Hospice in Marion.
Survivors include his wife, Lennie Morgan Norton of Toxey; daughters, Annie Delories Loftis of Thomasville, Ala., Doris Means of Butler, Dorothy Vieira of Headland, Ala., and Mercena Tourne of Nanafalia, Ala.; sons, Raymond E. Norton of Serven, Md., John D. Norton of Pennington, Ala., Roy D. Norton of Memphis, Tenn., and Marion Norton Jr. of Semmes, Ala.; a brother, Howard Norton of Toxey, Ala.; sisters, Mary Wade of Butler, Vivian Boykin of Fairhope, Ala., and Irene Fall of Mobile, Ala.; 30 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Preston Norton.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
LEWIS BENNETT BEARD JR.
JACKSON Memorial services for Lewis Bennett Beard Jr. will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Winterfield United Methodist Church in Longview, Texas. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Beard, 63, of Longview, formerly of Meridian, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, in Jackson. He was born Jan. 31, 1939, in Columbus. He graduated from S.D. Lee High School and attended Mississippi State University. Lewis was a member of Oakland Heights United Methodist Church in Meridian for more than 13 years.
He recently moved to Longview, where he was a member of Winterfield United Methodist Church and served as an usher. He was a member of the Men's Club, Fellowship Sunday School Class, the Lion's Club and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Bagley Beard of Longview; daughters, Shelly Henkle and her husband, Jim, and Suzanne Carroll and her husband, Michael; a brother, Bill Beard; sisters, Kay Calaway, Becky Morgan and Sallie Hardy; grandchildren, Jessica Henkle, Elizabeth Henkle, Kristen Henkle and Benjamin Henkle; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Bennett Beard Sr. and LaNelle Backstrom Beard; and a son, Bennett Beard.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
JAMES PRENTISS TOWNSEND
Electrician
Services for James Prentiss Townsend will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Pine Forest Cemetery.
Mr. Townsend, 30, of Pontotoc, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, in Pontotoc. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Ecru and Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Hernando.
Survivors include his wife, Jessica Townsend of Pontotoc; his parents, Mike and Pat Townsend; a brother, John Michael Townsend; his grandparents, Herschel and Myrtis Williams, and Helen Pace; several aunts, uncles, friends and other relatives.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
I.D. HENRY
Lumber laborer
SEBASTOPOL Services for I.D. Henry will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Pearl River Facility Building with the Revs. Doby Henry and Wendell Fortenberry officiating. Burial will be in Bell-Henry Cemetery in Philadelphia. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Henry, 79, of Philadelphia, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at Choctaw Health Center.
Survivors include his daughters, Martha Willis and Mavis Dixon, a sister, Susie Henry, a half-sister, Helen Henry and a nephew, David Henry, all of Philadelphia; eight grandchildren and several other relatives and friends.
LENA M. JENNINGS
Homemaker
Services for Lena M. Jennings will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Pilgrim Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sammie Bourrage officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Jennings, 61, of Meridian, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, in her home.
Survivors include her husband, Randolph Jennings Sr. of Meridian; daughters, Ruby Jennings, Christine Jennings, Doris Jennings, Emma Jennings, Lenora Jennings, Roshanda Jennings, all of Meridian, and Gloria J. Harper of Tupelo; sons, Randolph Jennings Jr. of Meridian and Randall Jennings of Laurel, Md.; sisters, Maggie Gully and Mandy Douglas, both of DeKalb, Ethel Taylor and Retha Mae Powe, both of Meridian; brothers, the Rev. Sammie Bourrage of Killen, Texas, L.V. Bourrage and Charles Bourrage, both of St. Louis; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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