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OBITUARIES FOR THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2001

By Staff
MELVIN ELLIS PRITCHARD
MILLRY, Ala. Services for Melvin Ellis Pritchard will be held today at 11 a.m. at Frankville Baptist Church with the Revs. Jimmy Butts and Jerry Gibson officiating. Burial will be in Three Forks Cemetery with Phillips Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Pritchard, 86, of Frankville, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, in Chatom.
Survivors include his wife, Julia Dempsey Pritchard of Frankville; a son, John E. Pritchard of Gilbertown; two daughters, Rosa P. Moseley of Leroy and Jackie P. Utsey of Silas; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
EARNEST SANDERFORD
Disabled carpenter
PHILADELPHIA Services for Earnest Sanderford will be held today at 11 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Revs. Charles Roark and Benny Alford officiating. Burial will be in McLain Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Sanderford, 57, of Philadelphia, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include a daughter, Tiffany Sanderford and a son, Shane Sanderford, both of DeKalb; his fiance, Glenda Kay Page of Philadelphia; three brothers, Ray Sanderford of Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Johnny Sanderford and Ricky Sanderford, both of Philadelphia; and four grandchildren.
LOUVENIA C. WARE
Homemaker
UNION Services for Louvenia C. Ware will be held today at 3 p.m. at New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Carthage with the Revs. Wayne Myers and Chris Hollingsworth officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ware, 92, of Union, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at Magnolia Regional Personal Care Home.
Survivors include a son, Bennett "Benny" Ware and his wife, Mary, of Union; two daughters-in-law, Earline Ware of Newton and Alice Blackburn of Union; five grandchildren, Barbara Weir, Janet Wilkerson, Diane Tarbutton, Alan and J.B. Ware; four great-grandchildren, Jessica and J. Paul Everett and Justin and Matthew Wilderson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Obie V. Ware; two sons, Truett and Medric Ware; and a grandson, Jimmy Ware.
Pallbearers will be Alan and J.B. Ware, J. Paul Everett, Justin and Matthew Wilkerson and Levi Weir.
Visitation will be today one hour prior to the service at the church.
JERRY GLENN ARROWOOD
PHILADELPHIA Graveside services for Jerry Glenn Arrowood will be held today at 5 p.m. at Goodhope Baptist Cemetery in Winston County. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a sister, Malaine Staats and her husband, Gary, of Philadelphia; and a brother, Kendall Arrowood of Cornelia, Ga.
ED REID BROWN
Former manager with EMEPA
Services for Ed Reid Brown will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Frank O. Brown and Alan Singletary officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Brown, 83, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Jones Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Brown assisted in organizing East Mississippi Electric Power Association. He served as former secretary and treasurer of the Mississippi Electric Power Association Managers, a member of the Navy League and the Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Brown was a former colonel on the governors staff and past president of Queen City Kiwanis Club. He lettered in basketball and track at Meridian High School.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Brown of Meridian; a daughter, Reida Broadway and her husband, Page, and a granddaughter, Melissa Wingate and her husband, Kevin, all of Oxford; a special sister, Betty Jane Long of Meridian; and a brother-in-law, George Watson of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers will be R.C. Mobley, Bob Brown, Ben Brown, Richard Brown, Frank Brown Jr., Trey Tucker and Leslie Phillips.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Warren, Leon Pippin, James Wilson, Flint McCraw and the men of Jones Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home
EDNA I. SHAVER
Homemaker
QUITMAN Graveside services for Edna I. Shaver will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery with the Revs. Terry Irby and Kevin Ivy officiating. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Shaver, 74, of Shubuta, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include a brother, Edwin Ivy of Shubuta and several nieces and nephews.
LEONARD MCLENDON
Retired
Memorial services for Leonard "Pap" McLendon will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Slaughter Funeral Home in Chicago. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Mr. McLendon, 84, of Chicago, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, in Chicago.
Survivors include his wife, Louise McLendon of Chicago; five sons and three daughters; two sisters, Henry Alice Shack and Charlotte Faulkens, both of Meridian; two brothers, Willie Boyd of New York and John E. Boyd of Connecticut.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
HATTIE CLARK
Retired cook with Head Start Center
Services for Hattie Clark will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Sunlight Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas Howell officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Clark, 89, of Meridian, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2001, in her home.
Survivors include four daughters, Legurtha Drake and her husband, Robert, of Meridian, Loretta Williams, Carrie Carraway and her husband, Joe, all of Arlington, Texas, and Alice Chapman of Jackson; four sons, Marshall Clark and his wife, Mary, of Huntsville, Ala., Willie E. Clark of San Francisco, Otha Clark of Beeville, Texas, and Ronnie Clark of Dallas; two sisters, Allie Freney and Alice Nash, both of Phoenix; 40 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Visitation will be Friday from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service.
IRVIN ERHART
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Irvin Erhart, 82, of Lauderdale, who died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at Heartfelt Hospice.

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