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Obituaries for Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003

By Staff
INEZ AGENT
Homemaker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Inez Agent will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at McClain-Hays Chapel, with the Rev. Danny Purser officiating. Burial will be in Longino Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Mrs. Agent, 87, of Philadelphia, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at her home.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty Adams of Philadelphia; two sons, James Jerome Agent of Jonesboro, Ark., and Pat Agent of Carthage; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Helen Barrier, Ava Martin and Bobbie Green, all of Philadelphia, and Clarice Erwin of Crystal Springs; and a brother, W.E. "Son" Hancock of Philadelphia.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Agent.
ROBERT "BOB" JONES
Hotel employee
Services for Robert "Bob" Jones will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Berry &Gardner Funeral Home with the Rev. William Harper officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery in Savoy.
Mr. Jones, 55, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, in Killeen, Texas. He was employed by the Plaza Hotel in Killeen.
Survivors include four brothers, Billy Joe Jones and his wife, Mary E., Ollie Jones and his wife, Eva, Calvin Jones and his wife, Rene, and Lester Jones all of Meridian.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
LELA CAROLYN WILLIAMS ROSENBAUM
Services for Lela Carolyn Williams Rosenbaum will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Central United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jack M. Loflin officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Rosenbaum, 72, of Meridian, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at Hospice of Central Mississippi in Ridgeland.
Mrs. Rosenbaum was a native of Jackson. She graduated from Central High School in 1948 and Mississippi State College for Women in 1952. She received a grant from Denver University in librarianship in 1967. She received a Library Certification from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master's degree in elementary administration from Mississippi State University. She taught school at Stephenson, St. Patrick's Catholic School and West Hills Elementary in Meridian.
She was a roving resource librarian and traveled to every Meridian public elementary school telling stories to children, teaching library skills, giving book reviews and performing creative dramatics for children to encourage reading. She was a librarian for Chalk School, West Hills, West End and Crestwood elementary schools and Marion Park. She taught school at Lamar Elementary School and became principal in 1975 and remained in that capacity until her retirement.
Mrs. Rosenbaum has served on the boards of the Meridian Chamber of Commerce, Meridian Symphony, Mississippi Private School Association and Aldersgate. She has served as an officer in the Meridian Jr. Auxiliary, Mississippi Private School Association, Mississippi Library Association and Aldersgate. She was a member of the Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She taught elementary Sunday school at Central United Methodist Church for 11 years.
Survivors include her mother, Laura Filgo Williams of Jackson; a brother, Charles H. Williams and sister-in-law, Vivian Williams, of Jackson; her children, C.L. "Dutch" Rosenbaum and daughter-in-law, Deborah Magoun Rosenbaum, of Clinton; Laurie Rosenbaum Williams and son-in-law, Bob Williams, of Madison, Charles Lee Rosenbaum and daughter-in-law Angela Owen Rosenbaum of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Neil and Tatum Rosenbaum, and Logan Rosenbaum; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, S.F. "Fletcher" and Addy Rosenbaum, David and Joan Rosenbaum, all of Meridian; and Perry and Kaye Rosenbaum of Gulf Shores, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her husband, C.L. "Neil" Rosenbaum of Meridian, and her father, Charles Hal Williams of Jackson.
Pallbearers will be Turner Cassity, David Rosenbaum, Fletcher Rosenbaum, Perry Rosenbaum, Bob Williams and Hal Williams.
Honorary pallbearers will be Joann Dobbins, Sylvia Gilder, Barbara Hall, Norma Sessions, Majel Slade and Betzyl Webb.
Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1706, Meridian, MS 39301; Rex Scholarship Fund/Meridian Community College, c/o Ms. Sue Thompson, 4817 15th Place, Meridian, MS 39305; Lamar Elementary School earmarked for art, library or computer science, 544 Lindley Road, Meridian, MS 39305.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour before the service at the church.

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