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Obituaries for Thursday, August 26, 2004

By Staff
Retired educator
Services for Cammie Carter will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. L.C. Clay officiating. Burial will be in Blues Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery. Hampton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Carter, 97, of Meridian, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at Heartfelt Hospice. She was born in Kemper County the fourth child to the late Austin and Annie Dozier Richardson on Dec. 12, 1906, in Scooba.
She confessed Christ at the age of nine and joined Union Baptist Church in Scooba. She served as Sunday school teacher, choir and missionary society member. She worked with the young people and organized the first Vacation Bible School. She served as a faithful member until her health failed. Her Christian life was as the fragrance of a beautiful rose, and her influence will forever live within the lives of those in whose head rest a crown of sparkling jewels of her golden deeds. She possessed a quiet and pleasant demeanor towards everyone. One of her favorite pastimes was talking about the Lord. She would often say, "I'll be ready when the Lord calls me home." She will be missed by everyone and has left a living example of loving service, worthy of emulation, whose legacy will bear comfort to her family.
In 1943 she married the Miles Carter and they resided in Miami, until her husband's death.
She received her education in Kemper County schools and continued her studies at Haven Institute, Rust College, and refresher courses at the University of Southern Mississippi. She continued her tenure of 43 years teaching in various locations in Kemper County and her longevity enabled her to touch as well as influence the lives of many.
Ms. Carter received many awards and certificates for her community, educational and denominational achievements. Her outgoing personality earned her the right as the matriarch of her family. She will be remembered as always the voice of reason, righteousness, justice, and understanding. She ran the race with courage, stayed on the course with determination and won the ultimate prize, eternal life in Jesus Christ.
Survivors include her son, David M. Carter Sr. and his wife, Dollie J.; grandchildren, David M. Carter Jr. and his wife, Amy, Alicia Dubose and her husband, Cedric and Terrence C. Carter; three great-grandchildren, Anfernee Jamal Carter, Zachary Miles Carter and Morgan Nida Alysse Dubose, Zachary Miles Carter and a god-daughter, Maria Lockett Goldman and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church.
Graveside services for Ethan Jacob Miles will be held today at 1 p.m. at Gum Log Cemetery in Bailey with the Rev. Jimmy Lee Hanson officiating.
Infant Miles, 3 weeks old, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Survivors include his mother, April Miles; his grandfather, Clifton Miles; his grandmother, Diane Miles; grandparents, George and Gloria Dancy; and an aunt, Misty Miles, all of Meridian; uncles, Bronzon Miles of Meridian and Shawn Miles of Dalewood; and great-grandmothers, Lavonne Logan and Carlene Miles.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandfathers, Charles Logan and R.L. Miles.
Retired farmer
PHILADELPHIA Graveside services for William C. "Son" Eakes will be held today at 2 p.m. at McClain Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Bennie Robertson officiating.
Mr. Eakes, 96, of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at Neshoba County Nursing Home in Philadelphia.
Survivors include a sister, Berdie McKinney of Philadelphia; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Maxine Alford of Philadelphia.
Visitation will be today from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Retired General Motors employee
DEKALB Services for Levi Fox will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at New Bethlehem United Methodist Church in DeKalb with the Rev. Bennie Pollock officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. E.E. McDonald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Fox, 72, of DeKalb, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, in Flint, Mich.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Irene Fox of Flint; daughters, Sharon Fox Perkins of DeKalb, Diane Lewis, Undine Richardson, Tiamieacho Tisshell Fox, all of Flint, Erika Warren of Accokeek, Md., Merlene Shockency and Patricia Shockency of Detroit; sons, Garrett Levi Fox of Flint, Charles Angel and his wife, Melody, all of Flint, and Leroy Rush of Mobile, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson, his mother, Idell Fox of DeKalb; sisters, Nora Joyce Hicks of Hayward, Calif. and Helen McCoy and her husband, Bobby, of DeKalb; brothers, Herman Fox and his wife, Christine, Cannie Joe Fox and his wife, Angela, of Stockton, Calif. and James Fox and his wife, Alzada, of South Bend, Ind.; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his six siblings.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home in DeKalb.

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