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Obituaries for Thursday, August 19, 2004

By Staff
PHILADELPHIA Graveside services for June Lundy Dill were to be held today at 10 a.m. at Bloomfield Cemetery with the Rev. Mack Alford officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dill, 81, of Columbia, S.C., died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, in her home.
Survivors include her daughter, Carol Cordan of Chapin, S.C. and a sister, Elizabeth "Bet" Williamson of Philadelphia.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Dill and a brother, Lowry Lundy.
Services for Milton "Bill" Sanders will be held today at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church with the Revs. Dr. Wayne Riley and Bill Webb officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Quitman. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Sanders, 68, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was the retired owner of Sanders Gun Shop after more than 30 years. He was a member and a deacon of Central Baptist Church and a Mason. He was an avid sportsman and hunter and was a member of Ducks Unlimited.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Mae Jewel Sanders; a daughter, Becky Pierce and her husband, Buddy; a son, Alan Sanders and his wife, Leslie; grandchildren, Ashley Hester and husband, Cecil, April Pierce and Sarah Sanders, all of Meridian; a brother, Robert Sanders and his wife, Sylvia, of Causeyville; a sister, Erma Lee Pewitt of Tennessee and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Clyde Sanders and Harman Sanders and Clarence Becton and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Sanders, Gerald Sanders, Byron Sanders, Richard Touchstone, Richard Benefield, Daniel Benefield, Tyler Pope and Randy Keely. Honorary pallbearers will be his special hunting buddies.
Visitation will be today one hour prior to the services at the church.
UNION Services for Willie H. French will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Union. Burial will be in Union City Cemetery.
Mr. French, 80, of Union, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, in his home. He spent more than 50 years working as a brick layer. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Union and will be remembered as devoted to his family and enjoyed doing for others.
Survivors include his wife, Lettie Breland French of Union; a daughter, Vicki Parker and her husband, Wayne, of Union; a son, Jackie French and his wife, Paula, of Brandon; a granddaughter, Skylar French of Brandon and a grandson, Josh Parker of Hattiesburg; a sister, Charlene Pearson of Union and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Minnie Lee French; a sister, Rosa Lea Grice and brothers, Haskle French and Grady French.
Memorials may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 191 Northside Drive, Newton, MS 39345.
Pallbearers will be Robbie Pearson, Davis French, Joe Dollar, Paul Killen, Robert Killen and Kevin French. Honorary pallbearers will be members of First Baptist Church Men's Adult 2 Sunday school class and fellow bricklayers.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Graveside services for Carolyn C. "Rene" Temple will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Chris Winkleman officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Temple, 74, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, in her home.
Survivors include her sons, Paul Robinson Jr. and his wife, Sandra, of Vicksburg and Andy Robinson and his wife, Cathy, of Meridian; grandchildren, Andy Robinson Jr. and his wife, Karen, and Aimee Boman and her fianc, Jeff Mercer, all of Meridian and Stacey Dunaway of Vicksburg; great-grandchildren, Peyton Robinson, Kendall Robinson, Clay Boman, Katie Boman and Kyle Boman, all of Meridian and Kristen Dunaway of Vicksburg; aunts, Bonnie Moore of Meridian and Bernice Garrison of Gulfport.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Temple; her mother, Sue Garrison James and an infant daughter, Susan Robinson.
Memorials may be made to Hospice South, 4825 Poplar Springs Dr. Meridian, MS 39305.
Pallbearers will be Andy Robinson Jr., Jeff Mercer, Eulus Dyess, Jason Dyess, Shaun Galyean and Michael Busby.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jody Dyess, Gene Ray Moore, Kenny Moore, Gary Moore and Hospice South caregivers.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Edna Clark Naylor will be held Saturday, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Jones officiating. Burial will be in Kemper Springs Cemetery. Latimer Metropolitan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Naylor, 81, of Meridian, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at Riley Hospital. Survivors include her sons, William Johnson and Frederick Johnson, both of Meridian; brothers, James Clark and his wife, Miriam, of Meridian and Lewis Clark and his wife, Carol, of Canton; sisters, Ethel M. King of Chicago and Kathy Weddington and her husband, Archie, of Dallas; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Clark and Queen Ester Clark, both of Meridian.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sherman Clark and Dorthy Ruth Hinton.
Visitation will be Friday from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. and family hour from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Edna Jones will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Greater Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Raymond Ruffin officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Jones, 88, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, in Sacramento, Calif.
Survivors include a daughter, Ethel Davis and her husband, Willie, of Sacramento and several nieces and cousins.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Dannie Mae Rowe, 88, of Meridian, who died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, in her home.

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