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Obituaries for Sunday, August 29, 2004

By Staff
Services for Ronny Alawine will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Tommy Scarbrough, Ed Pickle, and Toby Lofton officiating. Burial will be in the Collinsville United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Alawine, 65, of Collinsville, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital. In spite of his illness, his spirit never wavered. He was an inspiration to his family and friends. Mr. Alawine was a member of the Collinsville United Methodist Church. He was a Mason, a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve, a member of the Son's of Confederate Veterans, and an avid race car fan.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Alawine of Collinsville; five children, Ronald Alawine Jr., of Orange Beach, Fla., Robert Clay Alawine and his wife, Paula, of Bradenton, Fla., Kenneth Scott Alawine and Cynthia Carol Alexander, both of Meridian, and Teresa Leeanne Alawine, of San Diego; three grandchildren, Erica Boykin and her husband, John, Nick Alexander, Collin Alawine; a great-grandson, Jacob Boykin; two sisters, Carol Alawine Sessums and her husband, David, of Collinsville and Sheila Alawine Thead and her husband, Larry, of Macon; a brother, Bobby Alawine and his wife, Sulema, of Washington; his father-in-law, Willard Watkins of Kosciusko; his mother-in-law, Mavis Watkins of Oxford; a sister-in-law, Teresa James and her husband, Terry, of Oxford; a brother-in-law, Scottie Watkins and his wife, Penny, of Little Rock, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Cecile Alawine; and three brothers, Jimmy, Kenny, and Jack Alawine.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
Pallbearers will be Jesse Roberts, Robert Allen, Thad Roberts, Allan Stewart, Jimmy Boatner and Frankie Hoffer.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
PHILADELPHIA Services for Curtis John Comans will be held today at 4 p.m. at John E. Stephens Chapel with the Rev. Leon Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Springfield Baptist Cemetery in Leake County.
Mr. Comans, 37, of Carthage, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, in his home.
Survivors include his mother, Colette Comans; a sister, Kimberley Comans; and a brother, Jerry Comans, all of Carthage; a niece; two nephews; and several aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jerrel Wayne Comans, in 1991.
Services for Linda R. Buckley will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Episcopal Church with the Revs. Rob Bagwell and Harriet P. Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Enterprise Cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Buckley, 61, of Enterprise, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a graduate of Mississippi University for Women where she earned a master's degree. She also attended the University of Florida. She was a historian and was involved in her dream of restoration of the Smith-Buckley Plantation. She was a member of the board of directors of both Historic Clark County and the Clark County Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors include her mother, Christine J. Buckley; and a sister, Olga B. Karnobich, both of Gulfport; a brother, Laurance B. Buckley Jr., of Pass Christian; a nephew, Laurance B. Buckley III, of Corona, Calif.; two nieces, Kimberly A. Parnell of Falls Church, Va., and Rennie L. Karnobich of Little Rock, Ark.; a great-niece, Laren A. Buckley of Corona; and special friends, Bill Baxley and Brenda R. Lord.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Foundation or St. Mary Episcopal Church in Enterprise.
Pallbearers will be L.B. Buckley Jr., L.B. Buckley III, Bill Baxley, Brenda Reid Lord, Arthur McMillian and Michael Elfring.
Visitation will be Monday from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at the church.

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