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OBITUARIES FOR WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17, 2001

By Staff
OTT LAIRD
Retired Sgt. with U.S. Army Reserve
Services for Ott "Jack" Laird will be held today at 11 a.m. at Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Jason Gross officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Methodist Cemetery in Collinsville.
Mr. Laird, 73, of Collinsville, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. Mr. Laird worked many years for Royal Theaters as a projectionist before enlisting in the U.S. Army. Mr. Laird retired with 24 years of service in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Survivors include two sons, Sidney Ray Laird and his wife, Nita, of Blytheville, Ark. and William Martin Laird of Collinsville; three sister-in-laws, Mildred Griffin, Maurine Gressett and Eloise Gressett, a brother-in-law, Vaudrey Gressett, all of Collinsville; two grandchildren, William Ray Laird and his wife, Missy, of Collinsville and Jennifer Laird of Hattiesburg; a great-grandson, Dylan Gabriel Lennon Laird of Collinsville; 12 nieces and nephews; 26 great-nieces and great-nephews; 11 great-great-nieces and nephews and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Bonnie Bell Ables Laird; his beloved wife, Maize Earline Scarborough Laird and his twin sister, Ottrine Laird.
EMMA WEAVER WALL
Homemaker
NEWTON Services for Emma Weaver Wall will be held today at 11 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Conehatta Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Wall, 97, of Newton, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at Conva-Rest Nursing Home. She was a member of Newton United Methodist Church.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Set and Bell Dennis Wall; her husband, V.T. "Tarver" Wall of Newton, two sisters, Ruby Easom of Newton and Vernice Seely of Florida; three brothers, Lamar A.Q. "Jack" Weaver and Leland Varvin "Bill" Weaver, both of Newton and Edgar Weaver of Lake.
Visitation will be today from 9-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
ILA SIKES BEAUCHAMP
Retired executive secretary First National Bank
Graveside Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Raymon Leake officiating.
Mrs. Beauchamp, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001 at King's Daughters and Sons Rest Home. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include five nieces and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory W. Beauchamp.
STEVE M. PURVIS
Seismographer for Grant G.O. Physical Inc.
NEWTON Services for Steve M. Purvis will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ken McLemore officiating. Burial will be in Sharon Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Purvis, 44, of Newton, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at Newton Regional Hospital. He was a member of Lake Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include a daughter, Angel Purvis of Newton; three sisters, Sheryl Madore and Rita Faye Braddock, both of Columbia, Tenn. and Nelda Purvis of Carthage.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Steve D. and Bobby May Purvis.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Griffin, Danny Bennett, Wayne Withers, Joel Monk, Ronnie Richardson and Jeff May.
Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
R.P. STRINGER JR.
FOREST Services for R.P. "Bob" Stringer Jr. will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Ott and Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Eastern Cemetery.
Mr. Stringer, 74, of Forest, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Scott Regional Hospital. He served in World War II.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Preston III and his wife, Elizabeth, of Starkville and John Walter Stringer and his wife, Jayne, of Cullman, Ala.; two daughters, Anne Stringer Land and her husband, Arthur, of Durant and Jean Stringer Ellis and her husband, Steve, of Destavia, Ala.; a brother, John Stringer of Jupiter, Fla.; thirteen grandchildren, a great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Cooper Stringer.
The family requests memorials be made to Palmer Home for Children in Columbus or the MSU Foundation, G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Scholar Program, Mississippi State, MS 39762.
Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
GLENN MOSER
Watch repairman
MACON Services for Glenn Moser will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Poole officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Cemetery with Cockrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Moser, 74, of Macon, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Golden Triangle in Columbus. He was a sergeant in the Marine Corps during Guam.
Survivors include two sisters, Ethelda Carlson of Denver and Suzanne Blansott of Greenwood; three brothers, Bobby Joe Moser of Columbia, S.C., Dr. Tracy Jack Moser of Greenwood and James Stanley Moser of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Andrew and Flora Glenn Moser and his wife, Marie Moser.
The family requests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church or a favorite charity.
Visitation will be Thursday from 1-2 p.m. at the church fellowship hall.

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