Obituaries for Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002

By Staff
SOPHRINA DOBY
Services for Sophrina Doby were to be held today at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Enterprise with the Rev. Addis Leroy Burns officiating. Burial will be in Musgrove Cemetery with Latimer Metropolitan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Doby, 86, of Columbia, S.C., died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, in Columbia.
Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy Jones of Chicago, Annell Harrish of North Chicago and Marion Oliver of South Columbia, S.C.; and a son, Albert Doby of Enterprise.
Visitation was to be one hour prior to the service at the church.
ROBERT WYATT SKINNER SR.
GILBERTOWN, Ala. Services for Robert Wyatt Skinner Sr. were to have been held today at 11 a.m. at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Bonner officiating. Burial was to have been in Bonner Cemetery.
Mr. Skinner, 81, of Toxey, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, in Citronelle.
Survivors include his son, Robert Wyatt Skinner Jr. of Leakesville; and two daughters, Glenda Richardson of Creola and Patricia Davidson of Lucedale.
NETTIE R. LUCAS MANLEY
Homemaker
QUITMAN Services for Nettie R. Lucas Manley will be held today at 2 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jessie Griffith officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Melvin, Ala.
Mrs. Manley, 82, of Quitman, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, in her home. She was a member of First Baptist Church and was also active in the WMU. She was also a worthy matron of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include four sons, Robert T. Lucas and his wife, Carolyn, John B. Lucas and his wife, Diane, Mack David Lucas and Timothy Lucas, all of Quitman; three daughters, Shelbie Whitfield of Clinton, Cherry Lucas of Jackson and Patsy Brock and her husband, Franklin, both of Quitman; two sisters, Ethel Lucas of Waynesboro and Vermell Walters of Ellisville; five grandchildren, Karen Davidson of Ridgeland, Kim Whitfield of Brandon, Maggie Lucas and Johni Brock Daniels, both of Quitman, and Michelle Lucas of Irvington, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Mack David Lucas and Rex Manley.
FRANK HODGE
Services for Frank Hodge will be held today at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Collinsville with the Rev. Cary McDonald officiating. Burial will be in Little Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with Latimer Metropolitan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hodge, 89, of Union, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, in Union.
Survivors include his wife, Mittie Hodge of Union; two daughters, Ardie Sweafford of Memphis, Tenn., and Ruth Woods of Preston; and five sons, Jessie Hodge of Detroit, Henry Hodge of Meridian, Frank Hodge of the House community, Patt Hodge of Pascagoula and T.J. Payne of Houston, Texas.
BRITTANY VICTORIA BANE
Student
PHILADELPHIA Services for Brittany Victoria Bane will be held today at 2 p.m. at John E. Stephens Chapel with the Revs. Allen Dees and Larry Smith officiating. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery.
Ms. Bane, 22, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at Leake Memorial Hospital in Carthage.
Survivors include her mother, Linda Bane of Philadelphia; and a brother, Michael Bane, also of Philadelphia.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bobby Bane.
MAYE WALKER RHODES
Teacher
Graveside services for Maye Walker Rhodes will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. James Ruffin officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Rhodes, 97, of Augusta, Ga., died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at Westwood Nursing Home in Augusta. She was a native of Kemper County, was a graduate of Livingston State Teachers College and taught elementary school for more than 33 years. She was a member of Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church in Meridian. She also taught in Cobb County, Ga., for 10 years. She was a resident of Augusta for 25 years and a member of National Hills Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son, Melton E. Rhodes Jr. and his wife, Nona Parker Rhodes, both of Augusta; three grandchildren, John Parker Rhodes and Richard Evan Rhodes, both of Augusta, and Melanie Lynn Rhodes of Charleston, S.C.; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melton E. Rhodes.
Memorials may be made to University Health Care Foundation, 2100 Central Ave., Suite D-1, Augusta, GA 30904.
Visitation will be an hour prior to service at the funeral home.

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