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Obituaries for Thursday, August 12, 2004

By Staff
Retired DeKalb postal clerk
DEKALB Services for Peggy Warren will be held today at 1 p.m. at Binnsville United Methodist Church with the Rev. David McGowin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Stephens Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Warren, 67, of Scooba, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, Henry Warren of Scooba; a daughter, Lisa Miller and her husband, Mike, of Scooba; sons, Mike Warren and his wife, Sherry, of Scooba and Wayne Warren and his wife, Kim, of Lauderdale; eight grandsons; sisters, Billie Trussell of Caledonia, Betty Meadows of Diamond Head, Donnie Sue Foster of Jackson, Mary Alice Hinson and Linda Clardy, both of Columbus; brothers, Walter Thomason of Mobile, Ala. and Willie Joe Thomason of Caledonia.
Visitation will be today 30 minutes prior to the services at the church.
Services for Ella Mae Price will be held today at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Methodist Church with the Rev. James Hare officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Latimer Metropolitan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Price, 84, of Enterprise, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at East Mississippi State Hospital.
Survivors include her brothers, Sammie Price and the Rev. George Price, both of Enterprise.
Retired electrician
Graveside services for Robert E. "R.E." Raley Jr. will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Causeyville with the Rev. Randy Scarbrough officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Raley, 87, of Marion, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at Guardian Angel Hospice. He was a lifetime member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. He will be remembered as a dedicated Christian, loving brother and uncle.
Survivors include his sister, Minnielee Irby of Meridian and several nieces and nephews and one special nephew, Wayne Raley and his wife, Cathy, of Meridian.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert E. Raley Sr. and Maybelle Shirley; sisters, Florence Tims, Erlene Moffett, Jewel Beason, Kate Daniels, Velma Dearman and a brother, Willie J. Raley.
Visitation will be today 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired truck driver
Services for Rufus E. Ivy Jr. will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Union Baptist Church in Kemper County with the Rev. Fred Frazier officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Ivy, 68, of Bailey, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved farming and doing mechanical work.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Foreman Ivy of Bailey; sons, Ricky Ivy of Meridian, Randy Ivy and Randall Ivy, both of Bailey; daughters, Robin Woodall of Bailey and Rhonda Smith of Brandon; grandchildren, Amanda Tillery of Dothan, Ala., Kevin Wright of Collinsville, Tanya Ivy and Jan Smith, both of Meridian, Krystal Scott, Joey Woodall and Travis Woodall, all of Bailey and Farron Sherman of Mendenhall and 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Monroe Terrell Ivy of Clanton, Ala. and James W. Ivy of Gadsden, Ala.; sisters, Pauline Ivey of Meridian and Myrl Lutrell of Pine Bluff, Ark.
Pallbearers will be Robert Ivy, Timothy Ivy, Steve Cole, Kevin Wright, Frankie Ivy, Jimmy Ivy, Carl Smith and Jimmy Steakley.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home and Friday 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.
Bruister and Associates dispatcher
Services for Theodore "T.J." Aniel III will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jerry Lowery, Paul Early and Corey Fontaine officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Aniel, 21, of Meridian, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, in Meridian. He was a 2001 graduate of Southeast Lauderdale High School. He coached and was a substitute teacher. He played baseball in high school and will be remembered as an avid Chicago Cubs fan. He attended Meridian Community College.
Survivors include his parents, Pete and Linda Aniel; a brother, Derek Hicks and his wife, Amber; a nephew, Tanner Hicks; a girlfriend, Leia Gibson all of Meridian; a special friend, Justin Abston of Japan; grandparents, George and Mary Evans of Sebastopol and several other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ted and Lou Aniel.
Pallbearers will be Josh Bennett, Caleb Bennett, John Coker, Kent Lewis, Andrew Lilly, Kyle Rutledge, Justin McMullin, Matt Davis, Lee Balliet and Billy Harper. Honorary pallbearers will Jon Wells and Larry Ethridge.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Ashley Spirson Taylor will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Dobrosky officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Taylor, 50, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was born in Monterey, Calif. and grew up in Meridian. She graduated from Meridian High School in 1971 and Meridian Community College in 1982. She worked as an executive secretary at Meridian Community College and then with Northwest Junior High School. She worked in the Meridian Public School District for more than 19 years. She was the "Mom" for the Deb's Social Service Club for 10 years. She also received numerous community service awards and had been recognized for her work with both her students and adults. She was active in the Firefighters Association and the Meridian Little Theatre.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Taylor; her mother, Jacque Spirson Ford and step-father, Jim Ford, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; a daughter, Kimberly Freeman Zettler of Pensacola, Fla.; sons, Joshua J. Taylor and his wife, Cyndi, and Brian Taylor and his wife, E'lea, all of Meridian; a brother, Kirk "Clipper" Spirson and his wife, Karyn, of Pensacola and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Spiro Spirson and Kim's father, Ray Freeman.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Pallbearers will be members of the Deb's Social Service Club.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired Wal-Mart Inc. employee
Graveside services for Juanita Dubose Mayatt will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Collinsville United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Williams officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mayatt, 54, of Collinsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, Curtis Mayatt of Collinsville; her mother, Lilly Dubose of Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Yvonne Mayatt of Collinsville and a brother, Daniel Dubose of Davenport, Fla.
Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at Collinsville United Methodist Church.

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