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Obituaries for Saturday, May 17, 2003

By Staff
Retired
Services for Billie Jean Ezell were held Friday at 6 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Wilkinson officiating. Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery today at 11 a.m.
Mrs. Ezell, 82, of Meridian, died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a former member of Salem Baptist Church and was a current member of Arrowhead Baptist Church. She was a pianist for many years at Salem Baptist Church and was retired from the loan department at Citizens National Bank.
Survivors include her husband, Kelly R. Ezell of Meridian; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Barnhill and her husband, James, of Lauderdale; a son, Leonard Grace and his wife, Marsha, of Tupelo; a step-son, Terry Ezell and his wife, Mary of Bailey; sister, Francis Stubbefield of White Pines, Texas; grandsons, Kevin and John Grace of Tupelo; a granddaughter, Sherri Grace of Meridian; a step-grandson, Kelly Ezell and his wife, Brandie, and a great-grandson, Steven Ezell, all of Meridian.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence F. Chapman and Lula Pigford; brothers, Clarence F. Chapman Jr. and John P. Chapman and a son, William George "Billy" Grace.
Retired
Services for Mattie Lee Adams Osby will be held today at 12:30 p.m. at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Kemper County with the Revs. James L. Osby and Jimmy C. Osby officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with James L. Osby Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Osby, 83, of Meridian, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include her sons, Ozell Osby and his wife, Nellie, the Rev. James L. Osby and his wife, Dr. Willie Pearl, Willie B. Osby and his wife, Gloria, all of Meridian, Algene Osby of Akron, Ohio, the Rev. Jimmy C. Osby and his wife, Tina, of Tyler, Texas, and Johnny E. Osby of Meridian; daughters, Mary Lene Osby and Barbra Adams, both of Meridian; a brother, Herman Adams; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Homemaker
Services for Emma Clayton will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church in Lauderdale with the Rev. Willie D. Burton officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery with Berry &Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Clayton, 44, of Lauderdale, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at her home.
Survivors include a daughter, Priscilla Marie Clayton, two sons, Frederick La velle Clayton and Terrance Clayton, her mother, Willie Mae Clayton, and three sisters, Diane Jackson, Dorothy K. Clayton and Mary Carol Ransom, all of Lauderdale.
Visitation will be today from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired
LAUREL Memorial services for James Harold Kennedy will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Memory Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Walter Everett officiating.
Mr. Kennedy, 78, of Heidelberg, died Thursday, May 15, 2003, in his home. He was a former banker, merchant and beat five supervisor of Jasper County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Janette Watkins Kennedy of Heidelberg; a son, James B. Kennedy of Clinton; a daughter, Dr. Martha Terris and her husband, Dr. David Terris, of Augusta, Ga.; grandsons, Trevor Terris, Garrett Terris and Kyle Terris and a brother, John W. Kennedy of Heidelberg.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fount and Bessie Kennedy and an infant son, John Dee Kennedy.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Visitation will be immediately following the memorial service at the funeral home.
Retired educator
QUITMAN Services for Edward "Buck" Austin Hollingsworth will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Carthage with the Rev. Dennis Coats officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hollingsworth, 85, of Quitman, died Friday, May 16, 2003, in his home. He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Katie Sims Hollingsworth of Quitman; daughters, Mary Ann Hollingsworth of Starkville and Linda Frances Hollingsworth of Quitman and Dawn Marie Hollingsworth and her husband, John, of Salisbury, Md.; sisters, Louise Gomillion and Myrtle Parkman, both of Walnut Grove; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his infant twin sons, Carl Hollingsworth and Keith Hollingsworth.
Memorials may be made to The Sword of the Lord Foundation, P.O. Box 1099, Murfreesboro, TN 37133.
Visitation will be today beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home and at 1 p.m. at the church on Sunday.
Services for Thomas Rupert Chisolm Jr. will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Enterprise Baptist Church. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Chisolm, 74, of Enterprise, died Thursday, May 15, 2003, in Birmingham, Ala.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Keambrea Da-Shay Eades will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Old St. Paul Primitive Baptist Church in Lauderdale with the Rev. James Eades officiating. Burial will be in Gibbs Cemetery in the Morning Star Community in Cuba, Ala., with Latimer Metropolitan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Keambrea, 4, of Meridian, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Survivors include her mother, Tara Eades; maternal grandmother, Annie Eades of Bessemer, Ala.; paternal grandmother, Lucille Hill and her paternal grandfather, Alphonia Hill, both of Porterville.
Services for Norman Charlie Mosley will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Mosley, 85, of Collinsville, died Friday, May 16, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home for Jimmy J. Scott, 82, of Meridian, who died Friday, May 16, 2003 at his home.

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