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Obituaries for Tuesday, June 24, 2003

By Staff
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NEWTON Services for Beth Will McGee will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Henry Moreau officiating. Burial will be in Newton County Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. McGee, 94, of Starkville, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, in her home. She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Canton, Ga. She taught English for many years and was a Sunday school teacher at Hickory Baptist Church for many years. She was a former member of Central Presbyterian Church in Jackson.
Survivors include daughters, Bettie Wolverton and her husband, Dr. Keith Wolverton, of Jackson, Sara Moreau and her husband, the Rev. Henry Moreau, and Rachel Katzer and her husband, David, of Rural Hall, N.C.; sons, Chalmers McGee Jr. and his wife, Juanita, of Hickory, William H. McGee and his wife, Patsy, of Starkville, Joseph M. McGee of Hickory and Mayor Gene F. McGee and his wife, Jane, of Ridgeland; sisters, Ruth Massell of Port Gibson, Marion Weersing of Clinton, S.C., Adeline Ostwalt of Davidson, N.C., Rachel Owens of Purvis and Gene McDaniel of Birmingham, Ala.; 17 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Chalmers McGee Sr.; a son, James Fogartie McGee; a sister, Margaret Edwards; and a brother, William H. Hill.
Memorials may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1656, Canton, GA 30114 or a charity of choice.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service.
Services for Judy Carol Phylaw Bunn will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Murry officiating. Burial will be in Barker's Cemetery.
Ms. Bunn, 45, of Woodstock, Ala., died Saturday, June 21, 2003, in her home. She was a graduate of Brookwood Alabama High School and worked for Butler Manufacturing for more than six years.
Survivors include her daughters, Candace Ashley Bunn of Adamsville, Ala., and Sarah Lyndsey Bunn of Sylvan Springs, Ala.; her mother, Margie Ann Kelly of Woodstock, Ala.; her father, Oree Phylaw of Kosciusko; sisters, Diane Hudson of Kosciusko, Melody Hammitt of Tupelo, Tammy Clary of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Katherine Kelly of McCalla, Ala.; brothers, Raymond Dawson Kelly of McCalla and David Phylaw of Kosciusko; her step-parents, Larry and Jane Kelly; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.V. Phylaw, Carl and Mary Bryan; a brother, Wayne Phylaw; and a sister, Memory Phylaw.
Pallbearers will be Keith Cates, Billy Litchfield, Johnny Wilson, Gary Phylaw, Joshua Burns and Russell Wright.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gerald Scarbrough and Johnny Graham.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Graveside services for Curtis James Holditch will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Methodist Cemetery with the Rev. David Wilkinson officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Holditch, 54, of Meridian, died Monday, June 23, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was the band director at Southeast Lauderdale High School.
Visitation will be Wednesday 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
KOSCIUSKO Services for Willie D. "Bill" Butler will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Culpepper Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Hunt officiating. Burial will be in North Union Cemetery.
Mr. Butler, 81, of Kosciusko, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at Hospice Ministries in Madden. He was the retired owner and operator of Shipley Donut Shop in Meridian for more than 25 years. He and his wife retired to the Carmack Community in 1990 and were members of Sand Hill Baptist Church. He was a Mason in the Hesterville Lodge.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Duler McGaugh Butler of Kosciusko; a son, Jim Miller of New Orleans; daughters, Kathie Butler of Huntsville, Ala., and Patricia Cooper of Crossett, Ark.; a sister, Minnie Lou Swazey of Columbia; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Keith Cooper, Mike Cooper, Steve Cooper, Jimmy Miller, Hunter Cooper and Larry Savoie.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Mississippi, 1900 Dunbarton Dr., Suite I, Jackson, MS 39216.
HOUSTON, Texas Memorial services for Eunice Opal Dulaney were held June 13 at 2 p.m. at Christian Life Center with the Rev. Richard Rodriguez officiating. Burial was in Brookside Memorial Cemetery. Brookside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dulaney, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003. She was born Aug. 24, 1924, in Louisville. As a young adult, she moved to Meridian and worked as a credit manager for Warnocks and Lotts Furniture. She was a charter member of First Assembly of God Church in Meridian. She moved to Houston and became a member of Christian Life Center.
Survivors include her daughters, Sandra Dulaney Loving, Janice Dulaney Masterson and her husband, Ronald; grandchildren, Sherry Davis Polaski, Michael Doss Loving, Thomas Earl Loving, Kristi Leigh Masterson, Philip Kyle Masterson, Jennifer LeAnn Masterson and Jill Masterson Matthews, all of Houston, Texas; six great-grandchildren, Arica Loving, Ronald LaBaff III, Ashley Michelle Masterson, Kenneth James Wells, Nathan Kyle Masterson and Elaine Grace Loving; a sister, Bernice Raines of Meridian; nieces, Beverly Sellers, Debra Harrison and Barbara Larabee; nephews, Tommy Dulaney and his wife, Margaret, Charles Dulaney and his wife, Nell, all of Meridian.
Memorials may be made to Christian Life Center Children's Wing, 6650 Rankin Road, Humble, TX 77396.
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Esther Chisholm, 83, of Meridian, who died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at East Mississippi State Hospital.
Arrangements were incomplete at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home for Jerry Hill, 81, of Meridian, who died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Heartfelt Hospice.