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OBITUARIES FOR MONDAY, DEC. 18, 2000

By Staff
TOMMIE JEAN MCNAIR
East Central Community College employee
UNION Services for Tommie Jean McNair were to be held toady at 10 a.m. at Milling Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. John Adams, Mack Adams and Greg Renfrow officiating. Burial will be in Greenland Cemetery.
Mrs. McNair, 54, of Carthage, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
She was an active member of Freeney Baptist Church and the Gideons Auxiliary of Leake County. She taught adult education at ECCC at night. Her life was spent teaching elementary and special education in the Newton County School System, Meridian Public Schools, Leake County School Systems and in Fairbanks, Alaska. A graduate of ECCC and Mississippi State University she served as a Girl Scout leader and Mission Friends teacher.
Survivors include her husband, Jim McNair of Carthage; three daughters, Debbie Payne and Angela Reeves, both of Decatur, and Deanne Moore of Union; four sons, David McNair of Livermore, Calif., Dale McNair of Newton, Jimmy Dale McElhenney of Knoxville, Tenn., John Thomas McNair of Carthage; a sister, Betty Russell of Union; a brother, Ellis Earl Smith of Union; 18 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The family requests memorials be made to Gideons International.
Pallbearers will be Olin Thomas, Olin Gary Thomas, Cory Moorehead, Phillip Pinter, Greg Parker and Jason Jones.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Leake County Gideons.
CHARLES L. MCDONALD
Retired public works supervisor at NAS
Services for Charles L. "Shorty" McDonald will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Nick Holden and Edsol Wells officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. McDonald, 81, of Meridian, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at The Specialty Hospital of Meridian. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. Mr. McDonald was a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church and the Riley's Ridge Walkers at Bonita Lakes Mall.
Survivors include his wife, Christine Jenkins McDonald of Meridian; a daughter, Patsy Ann Pickard and her husband, Wayne, of Meridian; a grandson, Charles "Chuck" Pickard of the Dalewood Community; a brother, Laverne McDonald and his wife, Opal, of Meridian; an aunt, Annette Taylor of Birmingham, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
HILLMAN MCNEIL DENT
Retired farmer and dairyman
NEWTON Services for Hillman McNeil Dent will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Charles Douglas and Johnny Mack Boggan officiating. Burial will be in Garlandville Cemetery.
Mr. Dent, 89, of Newton, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at Newton Regional Hospital. He was a member of Newton Presbyterian Church, where he served as Elder Emeritus.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Edna Earle Little Dent of Newton; two daughters, Norma Hoots and her husband, Jim, of Nashville, Tenn., and Kathy Tillman and her husband, John, of Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Mildred Gibson of Jackson; a granddaughter, Lisa Mabry and her husband, Phillip, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two grandsons, Phillip Mabry Jr. and Tyler McNeil Mabry, both of Murfreesboro.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Bessie Hairry Dent; and a brother, Harry Dent.
Pallbearers will be Charles Horne, Greg Horne, Wayne Horne, James Tillman, Jim Tillman and Joe Tillman.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons and Elders of Newton Presbyterian Church.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
HENRY LOFTON SLAUGHTER
Retired U.S. Air Force
PHILADELPHIA Services for Henry Lofton Slaughter will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel, with the Rev. Ray Luke officiating. Burial will be in Sandtown Cemetery.
Mr. Slaughter, 84, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, in his home. He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include two sisters, Shirley Starkey of Huntsville, Ala., and Tommie Jean Cloud of Tucker, Ga.; two brothers, Troy Slaughter of Madison and Kenneth Slaughter of Jackson; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be today from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
DENTON ODELL SCOTT
Retired county extension agent
QUITMAN Services for Denton Odell Scott will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home in Columbia, with the Rev. Dr. Van Horn officiating. Burial will be in Ellisville Cemetery. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Scott, 88, of Columbia, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Baptist Mont Clair Hospital in Birmingham. Mr. Scott graduated from Mississippi State University in 1939.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Scott of Columbia; a son, Denton O. Scott and his wife, Suzanne, three grandchildren, Monique and Alan Massey, Aimee and Steve Serra and Denton and Stephanie Scott, and two great-grandchildren, Jack Serra and Denton Scott, all of Birmingham.
Visitation will be Tuesday beginning at 9 a.m. at Colonial Funeral Home.
INEZ G. STEWART
Homemaker
BROOKHAVEN Services for Inez G. Stewart will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brookhaven Seventh Day Adventist. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery with Brookhaven Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Stewart, 96, of Brookhaven, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, in her home.
Survivors include her husband of 79 years, Clarence E. Stewart Jr. of Brookhaven; a daughter, Edna E. Manley of Meridian; two grandsons and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Marion Clarice Stewart Leggett.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service.

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