Visitation will be today beginning at 5 p.m. at the funeral home and Friday 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.

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FLORENCE ICEDORE BENTON
HARRISONVILLE, Mo. Memorial services for Florence Icedore Benton will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Dickey Funeral Home with the Rev. Neil MacPherson officiating.
Mrs. Benton, 78, of Harrisonville, died Monday, March 18, 2002, in her home. In 1971, she left Safeway Stores after 27 years of employment and moved with her husband to Meridian. She was employed by the City of Meridian as a community center director and ceramics instructor for the Parks and Recreation Department.
Survivors include her husband, Ronald E. Benton; a daughter, Rebecca Gibbs and her husband, Darrell, of Kansas City, Mo.; three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Richard Benton and his wife, Deanne, of Lawrence, Kan.; and several other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and two sisters.
S.E. ALEXANDER
Retired Lauderdale County employee
Services for S.E. Alexander will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kirk Pace officiating. Burial will be in Blue Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Alexander, 85, of Suqualena, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, in his home. He was retired from Lauderdale County road crew. He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include a daughter, Jeanine Buchanan of Collinsville; two sons, Paul Alexander of Suqualena and Starling Alexander and his wife, Sharon, of Meridian; two sisters, Polly Williams of Suqualena and Magaleen Johnson of the Meehan Community; a brother, I.B. Alexander of Suqualena; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Alexander, Justin Alexander, Jacob Alexander, Bobby, Williams and Jonathan Sanderford.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
James Milton Rea Jr.
Retired
PHILADELPHIA Services for James Milton Rea Jr. will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Barron Pilgrim officiating. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery.
Mr. Rea, 79, of Philadelphia, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at the VA Medical Center in Jackson. He was retired from the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Nina Rea and a son, Jimmy Wayne Rea of Philadelphia.
Visitation will be Friday noon-2 p.m. at the funeral home.
ROYCE WILLIAM GORDON
UNION Services for Royce William Gordon were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Meador officiating. Burial was in Rock Branch Cemetery.
Mr. Gordon, 83, of Little Rock, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002. He was a retired assembly line worker for Chrysler Corp. and served in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Mattie Annette Gordon of Little Rock; a brother, Doyle Gordon of Newton; a sister-in-law, June Gordon of Newton; and several nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorials be made to Rock Branch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Rock Branch Church, c/o Covert Henry Highway 494, Union, MS 39365.
HOWARD EUGENE WHITE SR.
Retired state employee
Graveside services for Howard Eugene White Sr. were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Pine Springs Southern Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Brown officiating. Barham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. White, 83, of Meridian, died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Nettie Ingram White of Meridian; a daughter, Faith Guin and her husband, Billy, of Meridian; two sons, Howard "Gene" White Jr. and his wife, Betty, of Meridian, and Alex White of Crawfordville, Ind.; a sister, Helen Pace of Bailey; a brother, Robert L. White of Bailey; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Dave Earnest White; and a brother, James White.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
MANSON HUDSON
Services for Manson Hudson will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Brown Ridge Baptist Church in DeKalb with the Rev. Benny Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in Blackwater Cemetery with Latimer Metropolitan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hudson, 88, of Meridian, died Sunday, March 17, 2002, in Meridian.
Survivors include four sons, Willie C. Hudson, of Philadelphia, Sam Hudson of Meridian, Jerry Hudson of Yantley, Ala., and Charles Hudson of DeKalb; and a daughter, Doris Benn of Meridian.
Visitation will be Friday 1 p.m.-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
PAUL DAVID LITTLE
Graveside services for Paul David Little will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Blackwater Baptist Church Cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Little, 83, of Corpus Christi, Texas, died Thursday, March 14, 2002, in Tomball, Texas.
Visitation will be Saturday, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
MARIE MERIDIOUS BROACH
Services for Marie Meridious Broach will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Little Rock Baptist Church in Hickory with the Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Latimer Metropolitan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Broach, 79, of Newton, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Charlie Amos Broach of Jackson; daughters, Grace Lewis of Newton and Dr. Mae Cathryne of Jackson; sons, Barney Broach of Newton and Charles Broach of Long Beach; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday 1 p.m.-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
ROGER NEAL RALEIGH
Forester
Services for Roger Neal Raleigh were held Monday, March 11, at 10 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Franklin McLelland and Tim Horton officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Raleigh, 57, of DeKalb, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, in Beech Island, S.C. He was an employee with the Mississippi Forestry Commission for 15 years. He was a member of Bay Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Haney Raleigh of DeKalb; two sons, Roy Roger Thomas and William Joseph Thomas, both of Meridian; a daughter, Gloria Louise Burroughs of Meridian; two brothers, Billy Raleigh of Portersville and Charlie Raleigh of Burkesville, Texas; four grandchildren, Tina Burroughs, Hailey Thomas, Hannah Thomas and Dalton Thomas.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Creekmore, Henry Cummings, Jody Jarrell, Jackie Sciples, Thomas Haney, Bowen Hairiston, Paul Todd and Donald Todd.
Honorary pallbearers were Shelby Goodin, Richard Hall, Gaines Todd, Andy McDade and Dr. Randy Nance.
ROOSEVELT COLE JR.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Roosevelt Cole Jr., 78, of Detroit, Mich., who died on Saturday, March 16, 2002, in Detroit.

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