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Obituaries for Saturday, August 2, 2003

By Staff
Homemaker
DEKALB Services for Emma "Miss Emma" Seymour Key will be held today at 2 p.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with the Rev. James A. Ruffin officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Key, 85, of DeKalb, died Thursday, July 31, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include her daughters, Frances J. Price and her husband, Joe, of DeKalb, Margaret K. Hunt of Lafayette, La., and Linda K. Morphis of Greensboro, N.C.; a son, James M. Key Jr. of DeKalb; grandchildren, Joe R. Price Jr., Cynthia P. Eakes, Kathy R. Moore, Timothy K. Robinson, Melanie R. Milliman, Scott W. Robinson, Ginger K. Duncan, Anthony Key, Lori K. Luke, Kelly Key, James Key, Amy McMillan, Tammy Soileau, Todd Hutton, Patti Bates, Kevin Hutton, Troy J. Morphis, Paul J. Morphis, Emmet M. Morphis, Jody A. Morphis and Melinda M. Gressett; 33 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Marcellus Key Sr.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Retired
UNION Services for Elvin Sharp will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Pinckney Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Webb, T.C. Pinson and Mike Fondren officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Masonic Rites. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Sharp, 93, of Union, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at Rankin Medical Center in Brandon. Mr. Sharp was born in Neshoba County on Oct. 27, 1909, he lived all of his life in the Union area. He was retired from Midland Shirt Company and was a member of Pinckney Baptist Church for 73 years, where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was known for his wit and love of people was always ready to recite one of his many poems. Mr. Sharp was a long time member of Pinckney Masonic Lodge and he served as district deputy grand lecturer from 1949-1955.
Survivors include his daughter, Dorothy "Dot" Dollar and her husband, Bennie, of Brandon; grandsons, Dennis Dollar of Alexandria, Va., Craig Dollar of Hattiesburg and Kent Dollar of Knoxville, Tenn. and six great-grandchildren and a brother, L.D. Sharp of Union; sisters, Addie Lee Vance of Raymond and Bonnie Lehman of Destin, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma Leach Sharp and his second wife, Zelma Wilson Sharp.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Homemaker
BUTLER, Ala. Graveside services for Hazel Cowles Smith were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Butler, with the Rev. John Pemberton officiating. Bumpers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Smith, 94, of Butler, died Monday, July 28, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include her sons, Julian "Buddy" Smith of Butler and Ed Smith and his wife, Jamie, of Meridian, Miss.; daughter, May Smith Avgoustis and her husband, Stan of Oceanside, Calif.; a sister, Dorothy Berdeaux and her husband, McAdoo of Warm Springs, Ga.; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian P. Smith; four brothers, three sisters and one great-grandchild.

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