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Obituaries for Tuesday, July 22, 2003

By Staff
Retired
PHILADELPHIA Services for Leonard Franklin Fagan will be held today at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Revs. Mark McDonald and Wayne Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Herbert Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Mr. Fagan, 70, of Philadelphia, died Saturday, July 19, 2003, in his home. He was a retired office manager. He was born and raised in Clarke County and made his home in Pearl for most of his adult life. He moved to Neshoba County after his retirement in 1995. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Mavis Fagan of Philadelphia; a daughter, Denise Card and her husband, Dwayne, of Mesa, Ariz.; sons, Greg Fagan and his wife, Lorraine, and Troy Fagan and his wife, Melissa, all of Pearl, Steve Fagan and his wife, Cyndi, of New Waverly, Texas; grandchildren, Austin Fagan of Pattison, Kati Card and Caitlin Card, both of Mesa, Matt Fagan and Jessica Fagan, both of Pearl, and Korbin Fagan of New Waverly; a sister, Maurine Fagan of Quitman; a brother, Charles R. Fagan and his wife, Lynn, of Quitman; a sister-in-law, Ivone Fagan of Quitman; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Dudley Warren, Norman Harrison, Jimmy McDaniel, Tim McDaniel, John Lafferty, Bubba Jenkins, Matt Fagan and Austin Fagan.
Homemaker
SEBASTOPOL Services for Ruthie Kay Spears will be held today at 3 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Ray Files and David Bankson officiating. Burial will be in High Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Spears, 64, of Sebastopol, died Sunday, July 20, 2003, at Neshoba County General Hospital in Philadelphia. She was an active member of High Hill Baptist Church and a loving wife and mother. She will be greatly missed by her family.
Survivors include her husband, John Ander Spears of Sebastopol; daughters, Kathy Hutchinson and her husband, Billy Wayne, and Susan Thrash and her husband, Danny, all of Sebastopol, Lisa Thompson and her husband, Jammy, of Union; two sisters, Roylene Moore and Fay Mowdy, both of Sebastopol; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.R. Rucker; and a brother, Bill Rucker.
Logger, cattleman
PHILADELPHIA Services for Reginal Fox will be held today at 4 p.m. at Coye Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Ray Luke officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Fox, 63, of Preston, died Sunday, July 20, 2003, in Kemper County.
Survivors include his daughter, Robin Fox Mitchell of Preston; three grandchildren; a sister, Charlene Fortenberry and a brother, Kenneth Fox, both of Philadelphia.
SEBASTOPOL Services for Smith John will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at John Memorial Methodist Church in Carthage. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. John, 76, of Choctaw, died Friday, July 18, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his daughters, Annie Ruth Johnson of Bozier City, La., Betty Aranda and Jennifer Sockey, both of Midland, Texas, Etta John and Georgia John, both of Carthage; a son, James John of Carthage; sisters, Sammilee Tubby and Lysette Kirk, both of Carthage; a brother, Vardaman John of Carthage; and several nieces and nephews.
Retired business owner
Services for James H. "Buster" Latimer will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with the Revs. Greg Proctor and Edward O'Conner officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Garden Cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Latimer, 88, of Meridian, died Sunday, July 20, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Lexia Latimer of Meridian; four step-children, Robert Franklin Campbell of Lafayette, La., Ladona C. Helveston and her husband, Jim, of West Point, Amyrius Campbell of Meridian and Cindy Griffin and her husband, Kevin, of Meadville; six step-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and a special friend, Dianne Johnson.
Memorials may be made to the building fund at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
WAYNESBORO Services for Franklin Lewis Sanderson will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Freeman Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Michael Boutwell and Leo Smith officiating. Burial will be in Coyt Cemetery.
Mr. Sanderson, 47, of Waynesboro, died Monday, July 21, 2003, in Wayne General Hospital in Waynesboro.
Survivors include his mother, Lucille Sanderson of Waynesboro; sisters, Anna Dearman of Waynesboro, Betty Graham of Quitman and Carolyn Roswell of Brewton, Ala.; and several nieces, nephews and a great-nephew.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Sanderson; a brother, Dennis Sanderson; and a nephew, Robert Lance Dearman.
Visitation will be today beginning at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
City of Shuqualak maintenance employee
MACON Services for William Edward "Bo" Naylor will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Calvery Baptist Church in Shuqualak with the Eddie Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in in the Martin Cemetery in Shuqualak. Lee-Sykes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Naylor, 54, of Shuqualak, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Veteran's Memorial Hospital in Jackson. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his mother, Jessie B. Naylor of Shuqualak; sons, Michael Williams of Omaha, Neb., and Ricardo Mosely of Shuqualak; sisters, Josephine Horne and Brenda Langford, both of Shuqualak, Geneva Knox of Detroit, Doris Close of Meridian; two brothers, Ramsey Naylor Jr. and Gary Naylor, both of Shuqualak.
Visitation will be Tuesday noon until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
U.S. Postal Service employee
SEBASTOPOL Services for Freeman John will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Pearl River Baptist Church in Philadelphia with the Revs. Eugene Tubby and Emerson Isaac officiating. Burial will be in Cannan Cemetery in Philadelphia. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. John,49, of Carthage, died Saturday, July 19, 2003, at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Survivors include his wife, Alfreda John of Carthage; a daughter, Felicia John of Carthage; a son, Freeman Christopher John of Philadelphia; brothers, Felton John and Freddy John, both of Philadelphia; a sister, Janell Vaughn; an uncle, R.J. Willis; three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home for Daris W. Roberts, 47, of Meridian, who died Monday, July 21, 2003, in Meridian.
Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home of Union for Augusta Brown of Union, who died Monday, July 21, 2003, in Union.

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