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Obituaries for Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002

By Staff
Retired civil service
PHILADELPHIA Graveside services for Robin H. Cockrell will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Arlington Cemetery in Neshoba County with the Rev. Scott Simpson officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Cockrell, 70, of Meridian, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Neshoba County and a resident of Meridian for 27 years. He was retired from the Civil Service after more than 33 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Cockrell of Meridian; daughters, Ren Simpson and her husband, Scott, of Meridian, Iris Buckley and her husband, Gary, of Chunky and Anita Sharp of Cuba, Ala.; a son, Dana Lee Cockrell and his wife, Lynette, of Meridian; grandchildren, Will Simpson, Ana Hobden, Brittni "Cricket" Simpson, Destinee Buckley, Kelsee Buckley, Heath Sharp, Heather Sharp, Maggie Cockrell and Abby Cockrell; a great-grandchild, Alexander Hobden; and a sister, Arlene Toms of Bailey.
He was preceded in death by his parents D.B. and Bessie Cockrell; a granddaughter, Courtney Sharp; and a brother, Jerome Morris Cockrell.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Pallbearers will be Heath Sharp, Will Simpson, Dana Cockrell, Gary Buckley, Sonny Toms, Carl Ellis, Ted Ellis and Doug Ellis.
UNION Services for Dorothy Walton Cullum will be held today at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Congregational Methodist Church with the Revs. Johnny Mullinax and Larry Laird officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Cullum, 80, of Bedford Care Nursing Center in Newton, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, at Bedford Care Nursing Center.
Survivors include her daughter, Dianne Vance of Conehatta; a son, Delbert Walton of Lawrence; a stepdaughter, Debbie Allen of Jackson; a stepson, Gary Cullum, a sister, Lottie Patterson and a brother, Buddy Massey, all of Decatur; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Vance, Jason Massey, Charlie Walton, Mike Massey, Rodney Walton and Mickey McMillan.
QUITMAN Graveside services for Betty V. Jordan will be held today at 2 p.m. at Crossroads Cemetery in Clarke County with the Revs. Johnnie Mosley and Mark McNair officiating. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Jordan, 62, of Quitman, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Jordan; daughters, Charlene Rainer, Diane Ivy, Mary Jo Ivey and Robin Carney, all of Quitman, and Mollie Starmes of Meridian; her mother, Ruth Burt of Quitman; brothers, Ricky Burt of Pascagoula, Raymond Stewart of Arkadelphia, Ark., Freddie Burt of Meridian and Billy Stewart of Quitman; sisters, Fredna Doggett of Shubuta, Cathy Bradley of Pascagoula, Jackie Sue Hiatt of Starks, La., Carolyn D'Aquin and Sherrie Pertuit, both of Gretna, La., and Shelia Kelly of Ohio; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Homemaker, retired cosmetologist
Services for Edna Jo Snowden will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Collinsville with the Revs. Hal Bates and Edward McKeitchon officiating. Burial will be in Collinsville Methodist Cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Snowden, 89, of Collinsville, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of First Street Baptist Church of Collinsville and was born in Ada, Okla.
Survivors include her husband, the Rev. James M. Snowden, a daughter, Nancy Langley and her husband, Gary, all of Collinsville; two grandsons, Gary Lucas Langley and his wife, Amanda, and James Dustin Langley and his wife, Brittney, brothers-in-law, Lamar Snowden and his wife, Chrystine, of Houston, Texas, Norman D. Snowden and his wife, Sarah, of Wichita, Kan.; sisters-in-law, Bernice Lea and her husband, Richard, of Hernando and Charlotte Rhodes and her husband, Dr. L.N. Rhodes Jr., of Meridian; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and four sisters.