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Obituaries for Jan. 5, 2001

By Staff
BRIAN EZELL
Machine mechanic
Services for Brian Ezell will be held today at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Congregational Methodist Church in Union with the Rev. William Spencer officiating. Burial will be in the church's cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Ezell, 32, of Union, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002 at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Sara Ezell, and his mother, Katherine Ezell, both of Union; his father, Tony Ezell of Hickory; his daughter, Ashley Nicole Ezell, his two sons, Matthew and Tony Odell Ezell, his step-daughter, Nicole Davidson and his brother, George Levin Ezell, all of Union; and his step-mother, Linda Ezell of Hickory.
Pallbearers will be Allen, Jeff and Van Ezell; Lance Garvin, David Hollingsworth and Sammy Sullivan.
REBA T. MOORE
Homemaker
Graveside services for Reba T. Moore will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Revs. Dr. Tom Sikes and Dr. Lester Palmer officiating. Burial will be held in the cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Moore, 79, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a retired secretary and a lifetime member of First Christian Church where she was active in the YMBW church circle.
Survivors include her son, William C. "Billy" Moore IV and his wife, Lisa, of Meridian; her grandchildren, William C. "Will" Moore V. and Melissa Kimberly Moore, both of Meridian; a brother, John E. Thompson of Montgomery, Ala.; two first cousins, Wallace Majors of Gulfport and Leota Brunson of Meridian; four brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law and numerous nieces, nephews and many dear special friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. "Bill" Moore III; a sister, Vivian Thompson Calhoun; a brother, C.L. Morgan; and her parents, Martin Hardy Thompson and Maude Smith Thompson.
The family requests memorials be made to First Christian Church.
Pallbearers will be Jackie Moore, Jeff Moore, Doug Story, John Drinkwater, David McAllister and John Waters. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Moore, Leslie Moore, Preston Moore and Jack Moore.
WOODROW WILLIS
Maintenance/Poultry business
SEBASTOPOL Services for Woodrow Willis will be held Sunday at 10 a.m at Hopewell Baptist Church with the Rev. Calvin Gibson officiating. Burial will be in Simmon Isaac Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Willis, 57, of Heidelberg, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002 at his home.
Survivors include his daughter, Leigh Jonas Willis of Heidelberg; five sons, Victor Willis, Stephen Jim and John Sam, all of Philadelphia; Roger Dewitt; and Tommy Hawk Willis of Heidelberg; three sisters, Queennei Nickey and Mary Willis, both of Walnut Grove; and Ramona Moore of Philadelphia; two brothers, Russell Willis of Carthage; and Roscoe Willis of Union; eight grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
BETTY TUBBY
Hospital worker
SEBASTOPOL Services for Betty Tubby will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Calvin Gibson officiating. Burial will be in the church's cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Tubby, 71, of Carthage, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002 at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include three daughters, Charlene Martin and Virgina Rose York, both of Carthage; and Marion Wesley of Philadelphia; a son, Glenn Martin, two sisters, Mary Billy and Eunice Billy and a brother, Beamon Billy, all of Carthage; 11 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
JOE MELTON HODGES
Carpenter
UNION Services for Joe Melton Hodges will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with the Rev. Tod Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Congregational.
Mr. Hodges, 73, of Decatur, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002 at Baptist Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Hodges of Decatur; his son, Mel Hodges of Collinsville; his daughter, Cathy Miles of Banner Elk, North Carolina; a brother, James Hodges of Gulfport; a step-daughter, Marilyn Bishop of Decatur; four brothers, Cove Hodges of Brandon; Frank Hodges of Pensacola; Malcomb Hodges of Collinsville; and Max Hodges of Jackson; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Garrett Bishop, Tommy Hodges and Brian, Henry, Marty and Shane Shaw.
BOBBIE WILKERSON
Housewife
UNION Services for Bobbie Wilkerson will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home Chapel in Union with the Rev. Paul Swindle officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church's cemetery.
Mrs. Wilkerson, 72, of Union, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002 at Laird Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Wilkerson of Union; her three daughters, Sara Lathem of Decatur; Nancy Myatt of Gould, Ark.; and Sandra Schmitt of Philadelphia; two sons, Rudolph Wilkerson of Union; and Tommy Wilkerson of Meridian; two brothers, Benard Rigdon of Decatur; and Jim Rigdon of Collinsville; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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