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Obituaries for Wednesday, July 28, 2004

By Staff
NEWTON Services for Corbert L. "C.L." Hollingsworth will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. T.J. Archie and Victor Bugg officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Hollingsworth, 84, of Newton, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. He was a member of Sandsprings Baptist Church in Hickory. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Hamasa Shrine. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army as a Sgt. in the 823rd Bombardment Squadron. He owned H and H Mobile Home Park in Meridian. He was an avid golfer at Lakeview Golf Course where he was a lifetime member.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Edna Ruth Grady Hollingsworth of Newton; sons, Glenn Derrell Hollingsworth and his wife, Joyce of Newton and Larry Allen Hollingsworth and his wife, Linda, of Meridian; daughters, Brenda Gail Hollingsworth Tadlock and her husband, Joe, of Forest and Charlotte Marie Hollingsworth Nelson of Meridian; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Joseph Clifton Hollingsworth of Newton and a sister, Ulla B. Roberts of Tuscaloosa, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.A. and Mattie Hollingsworth of Newton; a brother, J. Clinton Hollingsworth of El Paso, Texas and a sister, Ora D. Doss, of Newton.
Pallbearers will be Glenn Hollingsworth Jr., Chad Allen Tadlock, James Corbert "Corbie" Nelson, Kevin Bounds, Chris McElhenney and Joel Banks.
Honorary pallbearers will be his golfing buddies.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
DOTHAN, Ala. Graveside services for Eldridge Miron "Bunny" Wells III will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Dothan City Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Lawson Bryan officiating. Byrd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Wells, 65, of Meridian, died Saturday, July 24, 2004 at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was born on Aug. 27, 1938, in Houston County and lived the early years of his life in Dothan. He was a 1956 graduate of Dothan High School. He later graduated from Auburn University with a degree in fine art. He lived in Meridian for 30 years and worked with Chris Risher, architect for several years. He was employed most recently with Dudley and Phillips Maples at Maples Oil Company in Meridian. He was also an associate instructor in architecture at Mississippi State University in Starkville.
Mr. Wells was one of the first to receive a degree in fine art from Auburn University. In the days before he graduated, Professor Appleby, who chaired the art department, said the school could well be graduating the finest of its artists first.
Professor Appleby could have been right as it turns out the work of Mr. Wells has been exhibited internationally. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has paintings included in museums and private collections in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Switzerland, Paris and cities across the south. He was a gifted design professional who worked with architects, clients, and builders in his adopted community of Meridian. He served as a visiting art and design critic at Harvard's Graduated School of Design, Mississippi State University, Auburn University and at schools in Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia and elsewhere around the country.
Survivors include his daughter, Sarah Rabb Wells of Meridian; grandchildren, Corrie Rabb Hancock and Michael Hayden Reid; a brother, Tommy Wells and his wife, Cynthia, of Dothan; a sister, Barbara Pittman and her husband, Larry, of Ozark and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldridge Myron Wells Jr. and Laura Cole Trawick Wells.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Graveside services for Lois Shepherd Sanderford were held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Cemetery with the Rev. Allen Randall officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Sanderford, 95, of Meridian, died Sunday, July 25, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include her son, Jerry Sanderford and his wife, Sandy, of Natchez; daughters, Janis Scitzs of Collinsville and Becky Hartman and her husband, Leonard, of Cuba, Ala.; grandchildren, Richard Scitzs, Tracy Walker, Michael Scitzs, Kathy Sims, Scott Hartman, and Denise Cleavland; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Teenie Aycock of McComb.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Everette Sanderford; a son-in-law, Harold Scitzs; seven sisters and two brothers.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Alex Cole, 87, of Meridian, who died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at Guardian Angel Hospice.

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