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Obituaries for Monday, Jan. 21, 2002

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U.S. Army veteran disabled
Philadelphia Services for Tommy A. Miller will be held today at 11 a.m. at John E. Stephens Chapel with the Revs. Dennis Duvall and Randal Boatner officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Miller, 47, of Philadelphia, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, in Philadelphia.
Survivors include four sons, Marcus A. Miller of Philadelphia, Tristan Chance Miller of Louisville, James Travis Miller and Hunter Joseph Miller of Utah; his mother, Mona W. Warren of Philadelphia; his father, Herman A. Miller of Gautier; sisters, Peggy Fern Barfoot and Marilyn G. Melton of Philadelphia; stepbrothers, Randal Boatner of Philadelphia, Donnie Boatner and Ronnie Boatner of Pearl; a half-sister, Sara Jo Dunlap and a stepsister, Debbie Conce of Tennessee; and three grandchildren.
Retired housekeeper
MACON Services for Annie White will be held today at 2 p.m. at Butler Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Rayburn Druey and Bobby Joe Butler officiating. Burial will be in Butler Cemetery with Cockrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. White, 85, of Shuqualak, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at Mississippi Care Center of DeKalb.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Vernon and Faye Eaves, and a son, Bobby White, all of Shuqualak; two brothers, Brooks Higginbotham of Shuqualak and Kittrell Higginbotham of Greenwood; five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorials be made to Butler Pentecostal Church.
Retired civil service
NEWTON Services for William Rome Crawford Jr. will be held today at 2 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.
Mr. Crawford, 78, of Killeen, Texas, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, in Killeen. He was a retired civil service range control 18 years and retired Sfc. with 20 years of service. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and DAV. He was raised and educated in Decatur.
Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Crawford of Killeen; a son, James R. "Ron" Crawford of Newton; a daughter, Shelia Mosser of Killeen; a brother, Ancel Crawford of Richardson, Texas; four sisters, Rose Frank of Decatur, Audrey Mowdy and Alvie Smith of Pascagoula, and Agnes Blass of Mobile, Ala.
retired music teacher
PHILADELPHIA Graveside services for Minnie A. Hand will be held today at 3 p.m. at Cedar Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. James Shull officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hand, 91, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at Health South in Birmingham, Ala. She was born in Terry and attended Belhaven College. She was a longtime resident of Philadelphia and a member of First Presbyterian Church. She served as music coordinator for the Bureau of Indian Affairs for the Choctaw Indians and performed extensive work to help preserve the Choctaw music and dance culture. For her efforts, she was awarded Outstanding Educator in America. She was a a member of the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council and was an avid bridge player.
Survivors include a daughter, Susie Hand Denson of Birmingham; a son, Samuel Max Hand Sr. of Seminole, Fla.; grandchildren, Bruce Denson Jr., Allen Denson, Mary Morrow Denson, Sam Hand Jr. and Susie Hand.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Max Hand in 1976.
The family requests memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia.
Pallbearers will be Tommy DeWeese, Hugh Thomasson, Bruce Denson Jr., Allen Denson, Sam Hand Jr. and Charles McClain.
Visitation will be today beginning at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.