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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. Memorial services for Sylvia Gressett Gray will be held in New Rochelle on Monday. Lloyd Maxcy &Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Gray was born in Meridian, Miss., on Sept. 1, 1930. She had been a resident of New Rochelle since 1961. She died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002.
Mrs. Gray grew up in Meridian and received her associate's degree from Clark Memorial College. She received her bachelor's degree from Grand Canyon College and her master's from Arizona State University.
After moving to New York she continued her education at Hunter College, Boston University and Redding University in England. She taught school, was a reading specialist, reading coordinator, acting principal and coordinator of the gifted and talented at Eastchester Public Schools in New York for 29 years. She retired in 1990. Mrs. Gray was also an educator for the College of New Rochelle and a mentor to many.
Survivors include four children, Karen Jennewein, Byron Gray, Davis Gray and Donald Gray and seven grandchildren; a brother, Fred Gressett Jr. of Meridian; two sisters, Opal Dills of Vancleave and Kathleen Fontaine of Pensacola, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred Gressett Sr. and Annie Boswell Gressett.
There are no words to express for how she will be missed by her family and friends. She was "Nana" to us all. She will be in our hearts and souls always. We love you mom and may you finally rest in peace.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
SEBASTOPOL Services for Evelyn Shoemake will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Bogue Homa Baptist Church with the Rev. Emmett Denson officiating. Burial will be in the church's cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Shoemake, 38, of Forest, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002 at her home.
Survivors include her husband, Norman Shoemake, her mother, Nelda Jean Shoemake, her two daughters, Veronica Sue and Wilhelmina Shoemake, and a son, Geronime Shoemake, all of Forest; a brother, Gerald Isom of Conehatta; two sisters, Barbarella Ann Jim of Philadelphia; and Lorianna Lynell Shoemake of Forest; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be today after 9 a.m. at Hoye Pace Road in Conehatta.
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Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Joe Hagwood, 47, of Causeyville, who died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, in his home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry &Gardner Funeral Home for Ernest J. McLemore, 73, of Meridian, who died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002 at Riley Hospital.