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Obituaries for Friday, July 16, 2004

By Staff
Mississippi Department of Transportation engineer
PHILADELPHIA Graveside services for Eddie Harold Wells will be held today at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery with the Rev. Tony Tennison officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Wells, 65, of Brandon, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Wells of Brandon; daughters, Christine Hester and Carol Wells, both of Brandon; one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren; his mother, Sudie Wells and a brother Ray Wells, both of Noxapater.
Visitation will be today from 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired farmer
PHILADELPHIA Services for Grady Leopard will be held today at 2 p.m. at John E. Stephens Chapel with the Rev. John Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Mars Hill Cemetery in Winston County.
Mr. Leopard, 84, of Philadelphia, died Thursday, July 15, 2004, at Winston County Medical Center. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Leopard; a sister, Ernestine Nowell, both of Philadelphia and one niece and one nephew.
Operations Manager for E&N Trucking
MACON Services for Andy Resh will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Macon Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Phillip Palmertree officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Macon. Cockrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Resh, 36, of Preston, formerly of Macon, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at Neshoba County General Hospital in Philadelphia. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in the first Gulf War.
Survivors include his wife, Aimee Resh of Preston; sons, Christopher Resh, Justin Resh, Michael Resh and James Resh, all of Preston; parents, Elmer D. and Nadine C. Resh of Macon; sisters, Lora Resh of Alberquerque, N.M., and Bonnie Peek of Macon.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Duane Resh and Jamie Resh.
Memorials may be made to Macon Presbyterian Church, c/o Art Varner, 10901 Highway 145 Macon, MS 39341.
Visitation will be today from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired
PHILADELPHIA Services for L.C. Abel will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at McClain-Hayes Funeral Service chapel with the Rev. Richard Burkes and Lillie Roark officiating. Burial will be in Ocobla Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Mr. Abel, 87, of Philadelphia, died Thursday, July 15, 2004, in his home. He was a retired railroad bridge foreman.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine Abel; son, Johnny Abel, both of Philadelphia; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Trudie Clay; and a brother, George Clayton Abel, both of Meridian.
Visitation will be held today from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Homemaker
Services for Elsie Marie Farrar will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Scooba United Methodist Church with the Revs. Jimmy Harrison and Tommy Gilbert officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Scooba. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Farrar, 75, of Meridian, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital. She was born in Electric Mills and was a member of the Eastern Star and Central United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Roy Farrar of Meridian; sons, Don Farrar and his wife, Deborah, of Meridian and Mike Farrar and his wife, Lori, of Brandon; sisters, Clara Briggs of Scooba and Royce Cook and her husband, Pat, of Montgomery, Ala.; grandchildren, Jason Farrar, Jared Farrar, Jessica Farrar, Zachary Farrar and Brittany Farrar; one great-grandson, Hayden Farrar and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Edwards, and her mother, Birdie Watts.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Briggs Jr., John Lyle Briggs, Patrick Cook, Jason Farrar, Jared Farrar and Zachary Farrar.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Homemaker
Services for Gladys M. Gatlin Brown will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Malcolm Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mrs. Brown, 83, of Meridian, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at the Fisher Home in Meridian. She was a member of Northcrest Baptist Church. She was retired from Pollmans Bakery.
Survivors include her sons, Charles Brown of Nashville, Tenn. and Mike Brown and his wife, Cindy, of Meridian; daughters, Shirley Jean Potter of Atlanta and Betty Rawson of Houston, Texas; a brother, Sanford Gatlin of Corinth; grandchildren, Chris Rawson and Kim Rawson, both of Houston, Texas, Tanya Barton and Bryan Potter of Jefferson, Ga. and Lori Potter of Milwaukee; great-grandchildren, Kirsten Rawson of San Juan, Texas, Brandon Rawson of Houston, Texas, Taylor Barton, Chandler Barton and Gracie Potter, all of Jefferson, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Brown.
Memorials may be made to Northcrest Baptist Church Building Fund.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and nephews.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired Covington Minnow Pond employee
Services for George Brown will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerome Bates officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Brown, 63, of Bailey, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at Heartfelt Hospice.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Brown of Bailey; daughters, Barbara Brown and her husband, Joe, and Loretta Parker, all of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Carolyn Hicks of Tampa, Fla., Brenda Sowell and her husband, David, of Norfolk, Va. and Georgia Simmons and her husband, Dennis, of Meridian; sisters, Elizabeth Johnson and Mary Frances Barrett, both of Meridian and Walterine Woodard and her husband, Collins, of Cleveland, Ohio; brothers, Sammie Brown of Bailey and Willie Lee Brown of DeKalb and 10 grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Homemaker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Wanda Dean will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at McClain-Hayes Funeral Service chapel with the Rev. Michael Gray officiating. Burial will be in Indian Springs Cemetery in Winston County.
Mrs. Dean, 41, of Philadelphia, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, in her home.
Survivors include her husband, Chris Dean; sons, Rusty Burnham, Chris Dean and Cory Dean, all of Philadelphia; her father, Jessie Lee Jones of Plattsburg; her mother, Billie Yvonne Jones of Nanih Waiya; maternal grandmother, Jessie Ivy of Plattsburg; and sisters, Juanita Prisock of Louisville and Laura Ann Faulkner of Plattsburg;
Visitation will be held today from 3 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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