OBITUARIES FOR TUESDAY, DEC. 12, 2000
HERSCHEL LEE CHANEY
Lumber company mechanic
UNION Services for Herschel Lee Chaney will be held today at 1 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Byron Howell and Hulan Chaney officiating. Burial will be in Beulah Cemetery.
Mr. Chaney, 83, of Little Rock, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, in Marion.
Survivors include his wife, Ardelle Pittman Chaney of Little Rock; two daughters, Marie Williamson of Senatobia and Sharon Ellison of Marion; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Chaney of Decatur; a brother, Hulan Chaney of Starkville; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Edwin Lee "Ed" Chaney.
REEDA MAE SHEELY WARREN
Sewing machine operator with Decatur Shirt Factory
NEWTON Services for Reeda Mae Sheely Warren will be held today at 2 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Flent Smith officiating. Burial will be in Conehatta Cemetery.
Mrs. Warren, 92, of Meridian, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at Meridian Community Living Center.
Survivors include two nieces, Sandra Gable and her husband, Horton, of Meridian, and Libby Mabry of Liburn, Ga.; three cousins, Mavis Latham, Gary Stuart and Buddy Stuart, all of Jackson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herschel Warren.
AUDREY LEE PAGE
Retired nurse's aide
PHILADELPHIA Services for Audrey Lee Page will be held today at 3 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Page, 89, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at the Neshoba County Nursing Home.
Survivors include three sons, William D. "Duck" Page, Marvin Page and Tim Page, all of Union; a sister, Edna Crocker of Jacksonville, Ala.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
BURNIS WINSTON WHITTINGTON
Business manager of athletics, University of Alabama
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Burnis Winston Whittington will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Steve McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Brightwater Cemetery.
Mr. Whittington, 78, of Toxey, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at Rush Foundation Hospital. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth R. Whittington of Toxey; a daughter, Peggy Ann Whittington Thigpen and her husband, Charles A., of Greensboro; a brother, John L. Whittington of Duncanville, Texas; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
WILLIAM H. ESTES
Owner of radio and TV repair shop/Newton County school bus driver
NEWTON Services for William H. "Billy" Estes will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, with the Revs. Steve Pouncy, Billy Murphey and John West officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Estes, 73, of Newton, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at the V.A. Hospital in Jackson. He was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, where he served as music director for 25 years and a Deacon for 40 years. He taught the Royal Embassador. He was a member of the VFW and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Coker Estes of Newton; three sons, Roger Estes of Sea Grove, Fla., Gaylon Estes and Derwin Estes, both of Nashville; three sisters, Clara Ridgon and Joan Loper, both of Decatur and Bernice Simmons of Little Rock; three brothers, Austin Estes of Dothan, Ala., Curtis Estes and James Estes, both of Decatur; two grandchildren, Brandon and Cameron Estes, both of Nashville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin Levi and Mattie Boutwell Estes; two sisters, Thelma Vise and Mable Rainer; and two brothers, Clarence and Adran Estes.
Pallbearers will be his nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.
Visitation will be today from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
LUCILLE D. STEWART
Services for Lucille D. Stewart will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Ron McGee and Dr. Carl White officiating. Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Stewart, 88, of Meridian, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church for more than 60 years. She was among the first class of licensed practical nursing graduates for Rush Medical Center. Mrs. Stewart and her husband owned Tender Rich Bakery for more than 40 years and were avid campers. She was the first resident of Silver Leaf Manor.
Survivors include three sons, Joe Stewart and his wife, Lynn, and Charles Stewart and his wife, Brenda, all of Meridian, and Jim Stewart and his wife, Anita, of Jackson; a daughter, Mary Aycock and her husband, Earl, of Meridian; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Stewart of Jackson; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Stewart Sr.; a sister, Murl Bankston; and a son, John W. Stewart Jr.
The family requests memorials be made to Highland Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Aycock, Earl Aycock Jr., Steve Stewart, Scott Stewart, Don Stewart and Mike Stouffer.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.