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Survivors include his wife Doris M. Sims; two sons, Ronald E. Sims of Caruthersville, Mo., and Billy Wayne Sims and his wife Becky of Meridian; two daughters, Kathy Wright and her husband David of Meridian, and Patty Rickles and her husband Everette of Meridian; six grandchildren, John Wayne Sims, Peyton Sims, Casey Rickles, Sha Rickles, Stetson Rickles, and "Brown-eyed granddaughter" Cicely Brenner; and great-grandchild, Ethan P. Sims.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, John F. and Velma Sims; one grandson, Stacy P. Sims; and one brother, W.G. Sims.
The family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Visitation will be today between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be John Wayne Sims, Peyton Sims, Casey Rickles, Lee Sims, Buddy Dial and Bob McLemore.
ALICE IDA EVANS TAYLOR
Retired textile worker
QUITMAN Services for Alice Ida Evans Taylor will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Mike DePhillips and Dennis Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Wright's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Taylor, 80, of Quitman, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, in Shubuta.
Survivors include her two daughters, Mary K. McGary of Shubuta and Helen M. Green of Quitman; two sisters, Carrie (Tena) Dempsey of Reed, Ky., and Billie McDonald of Shubuta; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The family requests that memorials be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, cancer or lung research.
Visitation will be today between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
JIMMIE E. WHITLOCK
Retired salesman
Services for Jimmie E. Whitlock will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Towfig Batarseh officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Whitlock, 95, of Meridian, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Whitlock was a beloved mentor to all the Whitlock and Tyrone families. He was also a deacon of Trinity Baptist Church.
Survivors include his two sons, Robert Tyrone and his wife Mickie of Little Rock, Ark., and Cecil Tyrone and his wife Marcelle of Molena, Ga.; 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Mark McRae, Paul Glosson, David Batchelor, Harold Whitlock, Robert Whitlock and Zane Chatman.
Honorary pallbearers will be John, Tommy, Mark, Bobby, Steve and Austin Tyrone, Jim Heckman, George Allen Ivy and Charles Ivy.
KATHERINE MCGOWAN GOFF
Homemaker
QUITMAN Graveside services for Katherine McGowan Goff will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Ricky Carlisle officiating. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Goff, 83, of Quitman, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at her home.
Survivors include her husband Murray C. Goff; one son, Jimmy Goff of Dalton, Ga.; one daughter, Mary Howard of Quitman; one sister, Lois Devane of Atlanta; and five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be today after 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
AMZIE COOPER WILLIAMS
Retired businessman
PHILADELPHIA Services for Amzie Cooper Williams will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Home Inc. in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Williams, 82, of Philadelphia, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Williams was an owner and former president of Williams Brothers Store in Williamsville and a member of First Baptist Church.
Mr. Williams was born on June 6, 1919 in Neshoba County. He attended Philadelphia High School and the University of Mississippi. He was a veteran of World War II and serving in the Pacific and European Theaters. He entered the war as a private and rose to the rank of first lieutenant. He was awarded several medals including the Bronze Star.
After the war, he returned to Philadelphia and began a long career in Williams Brothers Store. He also operated Cooper Williams Gin Company for 35 years.
Survivors include his wife of more than 58 years Frances Thomas Williams; two sons, Tommy Williams and his wife Jo Lynn and Sid Williams and his wife Mickie, both of Philadelphia; two daughters, Cynthia Jordan and her husband, Dr. Joe Jordan of Philadelphia, and Olivia Manning and her husband Archie of New Orleans, La.; one brother, Charles D. Williams of Oklahoma City, Okla.; six sisters, Katherine Trapp of Ridgeland, Yvette Roberson of Clarksdale, Mary Jane Lang of Pass Christian, Jonna Mabus and Peggy Dees of Philadelphia and Gloria Emmons of Meridian; 12 grandchildren, Amzie and Ellen Williams, Cooper, Peyton and Eli Manning, Lindsey, John and Sidney Williams, and Frances, Porter, Cooper and Margaret Jordan; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family requests that memorials be made to the building fund at First Baptist Church in Philadelphia or to the Commitment to Excellence in Athletics Campaign at the University of Mississippi.
Visitation will be today between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Mr. Williams grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be the Truthseekers Sunday School Class.

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