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Obituaries for Saturday, August 21, 2004

By Staff
Homemaker
AMORY Graveside services for Grace Towne Taylor will be held at Henry Cemetery in Corinth; a day and time have not been set.
Mrs. Taylor, 97, of Amory, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at her home after an extended illness. She was a homemaker who was born in Kirksville, Mo., on June 2, 1907.
Mrs. Taylor was Episcopalian and a 52-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include two daughters, M.J. "Judi" Justice of Amory and Barbara Taylor Self and her husband, Daniel P. Self Jr., of Meridian; four grandchildren, Susan Taylor Self of Woodstock, Ga., John Daniel Justice and his wife, Tona, of Madison, Daniel P. Self III and his wife, Alexa Dobbins, of Meridian, Allen Justice and his wife, Amy, of Tupelo; five great-grandchildren, Taylor Cathryn Justice and Anna Caryl Justice, both of Tupelo, Leighton Thomas Justice of Madison, Ally Self and Elizabeth Self, both of Meridian; and special friends, Peggy and Lynn Podd, Ruth Farrar and Clara Dykes, all of Amory.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Grant Taylor; her brother, Dr. Jamie Towne of Jackson, Tenn.; her sister, Ruth Towne of New York City; and her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Allen D. Towne of Corinth.
Visitation will be held today from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.
Retired forester
PHILADELPHIA Services for Jack Cumberland were held Friday at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Beam officiating. Burial was in Coy Methodist Cemetery in Preston.
Mr. Cumberland, 84, of Philadelphia, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at Riley Hospital in Meridian. He was a retired forester.
Survivors include his wife, Polly Luke Cumberland of Philadelphia; a son and daughter-in-law, Luke and Susan Cumberland of Meridian; two granddaughters, Annie Cumberland of Bay St. Louis and Sara Cumberland of Meridian; his extended family daughters, Beth Henson and Gail Cochran, both of Philadelphia; a sister, Doris Cumberland Clifton of Meridian; five brothers, Brantley Cumberland, Buford Cumberland, and Ravon Cumberland, all of Preston, Norman Cumberland and Sherlon Cumberland, both of Meridian; and several nieces and nephews.
He was a native of Neshoba County and a longtime resident of Philadelphia. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force serving in World War II. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.
Pallbearers were Joel Cumberland, Mickey Clifton, Glen Copeland, Jay Cumberland, Phil Luke, Tony Luke, Edwin Copeland and Bill Copeland.
Honorary pallbearers were all nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Retired owner Sanders Gun Shop
Services for Milton "Bill" Sanders were held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church with the Revs. Dr. Wayne Riley and Bill Webb officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Quitman. Barham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Sanders, 68, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. 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 were 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.
Services for Lorene H. Culpepper will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Pine Grove Church in the Martin Community with the Revs. Kim Culpepper, Bryan Culpepper and Kenny Pogue officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Culpepper, 95, of Collinsville, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong member of Pine Grove Church. She was affectionately known as "Big Momma." She loved her church, family and friends. Throughout her life so many were touched by her generosity and love.
Survivors include her daughter, Willie Mae Hodges; sons, Raymond Culpepper and his wife, Laverne, Landis Culpepper and his wife, Billie, Rusty Culpepper and his wife, Mackie, Arnold Culpepper and his wife, Carolyn, and Mike Culpepper and his wife, Dianne, all of Collinsville; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Buddy Herrington of Oneonta, Ala.; sisters, Earline Hodges, Edna Earl Hatcher and Lonese Ethridge, all of Collinsville; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Obbie Culpepper.
Pallbearers will be Chad Culpepper, Tom Plnyen, Dusty Culpepper, Randy Hodges, Jeremy Pogue and Stan Hatcher.
Visitation will be held today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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