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NELL WATKINS

By Staff
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PHILADELPHIA Services for Nell Watkins will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Dr. Danny Purser and Steve Mabry officiating. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Watkins, 74, of Collinsville, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was born in Neshoba County and lived in Philadelphia until 1958 when she moved to Collinsville. She was a member of Longino Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son, Edward Perry Watkins of Collinsville; three daughters, Toni Gray of Philadelphia; Amelia Culberson of Newton and Pamela Holcombe of Collinsville; five grandchildren, Misty Harris, Jody Crenshaw, Cherish Smith, Ian Culberson and Matt Culberson; three great-grandchildren, Chase Harris, Allison Harris and Cameron Smith; and two sisters, Edith Green of Philadelphia; and Jeri Thames of Madison, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Ledford Watkins in 1974.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Smith, Matt Culberson, Ian Culberson, Gaston Barrett, Jody Crenshaw, Tim Harris, Glenn Green, Ike Latimer and Bobby Dees.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
MERLINE RUTHERFORD PRITCHETT
Services for Merline Rutherford Pritchett will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Charles Miles and Jimmy Seales officiating. Burial will be in Centeridge Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Pritchett, 71, of Lauderdale, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at her home. She was the former pastor of 43rd Avenue Pentecostal Church, Duffee and Water Valley.
Survivors include her husband, William H. Pritchett, a daughter, Angela Long, four sons, William Pritchett Jr., David Pritchett and Stanley Pritchett, all of Lauderdale; and Toby Pritchett of Ocala, Fla.; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Pritchett.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
ROBERT GARY KEETON SR.
Retired farmer
Graveside services for Robert Gary Keeton Sr. will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Enondale Memorial Cemetery with the Revs. Doug Stokes and Docky Hunnicutt officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Keeton, 79, of Porterville, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at his home. He was a member of Enondale Memorial, served in World War II and a former Kemper County District 2 Supervisor.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hatcher Keeton of Porterville; five children, Lena Myers of Sparr, Fla.; Jerry Keeton and his wife, Becky, of Porterville; Lynn Burnett and her husband, Kerry, of Sumterville, Ala.; and Gladys Cook and her husband, A.J., and R.G. Keeton Sr. and his wife, Cathye, all of Meridian; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ola Keeton, his father, William T. Keeton, a grandchild, Rachel Keeton, a great-grandchild, Shyanne Schmick, a sister, Mae Oden and a brother, Jack Keeton.
The family requests memorials be made to the Diabetic Association, the Enondale Cemetery Fund or their favorite charity.
Pallbearers will be Leslie Clyde Grantham, Billy Hatcher, Sonny Hamner, Doug Moore, Marvin Keeton, Albert Bartlett, Clark Hatcher, Gerald Pogue and Dr. Don Marascalco.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
ANDREW CURTIS HARDY
Retired timber consultant
PHILADELPHIA Services for Andrew Curtis Hardy will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Gilbert Allan, Dr. Malcom Lewis and Edward McKeithen officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in the House community with McClain-Hays Funeral Service, Inc in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hardy, 80, of Union, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a native and lifelong resident of Neshoba County and was retired from the timber industry where he worked as a logger and timber cruiser for 51 years.
Mr. Hardy was a firm supporter of the County Line Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the East Mississippi State Hospital Friends, Inc. of Lauderdale County. He also was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in the House community of Neshoba County.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Clara Hardy, of Union; a daughter, Mary Croswell and her husband, Tim, of Philadelphia; a son, the Rev. David Hardy and his wife, Fay, of Union; six grandchildren, Patrick Croswell and his wife, Vicky, Kimberly Croswell, Andrea Michelle Sessums and her husband, Terry, Renee Mowdy and her husband, Chris, David Ray Hardy and Andrew Hardy; four great-grandchildren, Joshua Andrew, Abigaile Linn, Mary Kate and Seth Maxwell; two brothers, Morgan Hardy and Oren Hardy, both of Philadelphia; four sisters, Clara Ann Dedeaux and Dorothy Sue Floyd, both of Gulfport; and Elna McNeece and Mary Alice Rowell, both of Philadelphia; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Craig Thomas, Jerome Hardy, Travis Hardy, Edwin Hardy, Steve Nelson, Jim Banks Smith and Arlo Winstead. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Adult Men's Sunday School class of Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Visitation will be today from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
GEORGE HALL
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for George Hall, 61, of Savoy, who died, Friday, May 31, 2002 at Rush Foundation Hospital.

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