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Obituaries for Thursday, June 6, 2002

By Staff
LOU ELLEN FRENCH
Teacher
FOREST Services for Lou Ellen French will be held today at 2 p.m. at Lucern Congregational Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. French, 55, of Union, died Monday, June 4, 2002, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was a teacher with the Union Separate Schools, where she taught first grade for 29 years.
Survivors include her husband, Davis French; a son, Kevin French of Brandon; a daughter, Kristi French of Brandon; brothers, Edward Leach of Clinton and Jerry Leach of Brandon; a sister, Geneva Odom of Dallas; her mother, Mattie Lou Barfoot Leach; and one grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her father, Winfred Leach.
LOUISE TYNER HARWELL
Homemaker
UNION Services for Louise Tyner Harwell will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Union City Cemetery.
Mrs. Harwell, 80, of Union, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of County Line Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Martha McArthur of Union; her sons, Willard Clark and his wife, Marie, of Diamondhead and Lamar Clark and his wife, Dianne, of Union; brothers, Ervin Allday of Union, Calvin Allday of Pineville, La., Josh and Joe Allday, both of Alabama; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
IZOLA BETTS
Homemaker
STARKVILLE Services for Izola Betts will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Welch Funeral Home Chapel with burial in McClelland Cemetery.
Mrs. Welch, 84, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her daughter, Dorothy Ann Jones of Portage, Ind.; a son, Davis "Butch" G. Smith of Meridian; sisters, Dora Edmonds of Sardis, Ga., and Billie Faye Pomier of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; brothers, W.T. Whatley of Indianola and James Doyle Whatley of Sturgis; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
GLORIA B. NUCKOLLS
Services for Gloria B. Nuckolls will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Nuckolls, 71, of Meridian, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, in London, England.
Visitation will be Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the church.
SOPHIE MCDANIEL
Services for Sophie McDaniel will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Excell Williams officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. McDaniel, 82, of Meridian, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Hill Hospital in Sumter County.
Survivors include her son, Sherman Mack Jr. and his wife, Margie, of Meridian; a brother, J.C. Ormand of Meridian, a brother-in-law, Dallas Brown of Jackson; a sister-in-law, Deicie Ormand of Racine, Wis.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
ROBERTA MCCLELLAND
Retired
Services for Roberta McClelland will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas Howell officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. McClelland, 61, of Meridian, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, in her home.
Survivors include her husband, Curtis McClelland of Meridian; five daughters, Beatrice McClelland, Terry Hamilton and her husband, Ira, Teresa Fortner and her husband, Cecil, and Kenyatta McClelland, all of Meridian, and Vivian Cody and her husband, Donald, of Virginia Beach, Va.; five sons, Willie McClelland and his wife, Evelyn, Earl McClelland and Charles McClelland, all of Meridian, Robert McClelland of Atlanta and James McClelland and his wife, Carmen, of McBee, S.C.; her mother, Donnie Mae Walker; seven sisters, Bernice Turner, Patricia Walker West and Joyce Harrington and her husband, Marion, all of Champaign, Ill., Bobbie Nell Singleton and her husband, Thomas, of Laurel, Shirley Lander and her husband, Robert, of Kewanee, Rosemary Lofton of Des Moines, Ill., and Kathleen Hormer of Atlanta; six brothers, Leo Lofton of Birmingham, Ala., Leir Lofton, Eli Lofton and Greg Altman, all of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Sylvester Walker of Champaign and Jeff Lofton of Houston; 25 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
CHARLES REED
Southern Railroad employee
Services for Charles Reed were held Wednesday at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Matthew H. Terrel officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Enterprise Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Reed, 77, of Meridian, died Friday, May 30, 2002, at Central Mississippi Medical Center.
Survivors include his daughters, Bertia Reed of Meridian, Clara F. Reed Whitten and her husband, David, of Columbus, Ga., Gloria Minniefield and her husband, Timothy, of Jackson, and Cynthia Reed of Forestville,Md.; a son, Charles Reed Jr. and his wife, Kathylean, of Mendenhall; sisters Frankie Lee Kennedy of San Francisco; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Leretha Cole Reed.
BIRTETT MOORE
Arrangements were incomplete at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home for Birtett Moore, 61, of Meridian, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Riley Hospital.

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