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Obituaries for Thursday, July 24, 2003

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NEWTON Services for Edward Holmes Jr. will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Boggan officiating. Burial will be in Newton County Memorial Garden Cemetery.
Mr. Holmes, 81, of Decatur, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at Guardian Angel Hospice. He was retired from Lay-Z-Boy as a tool and dye maker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was awarded the Bronze Star as a frogman in World War II.
Survivors include his sons, Edward Holmes III and his wife, Gayle, of Detroit and Gary Holmes and his wife, Debbie, of Decatur; a sister, Katheryn Allgood of Decatur; grandchildren, Edward Holmes IV, Jason Paul Holmes, Bambi Gayle Holmes; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Holmes.
Pallbearers will be Jason Holmes, Edward Holmes IV, David Black, Randy Black, Dennis Black, Marshall Allgood and Adam Buckley.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home in Newton.
Services for the Rev. Thomas Lieutenant King will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at New Fellowship Baptist Church in Enterprise with the Rev. Ollie Patton II officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Latimer Metropolitan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rev. King, 73, of Enterprise, died Sunday, July 20, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include a son, Dwight King of Ontario, Canada; daughters, Evelyn Gardner of Racine, Wis., and Gail King of Milwaukee; a sister, Helen Rice of Enterprise; brothers, Bennie King Jr., William King, Spencer King and Martin King, all of Enterprise, and Samuel King and Archie King, both of Racine; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today 3 p.m.-6 p.m. with family hour from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and Friday one hour prior to the service at the church.
TAZEWELL, Va. Services for Daris "Will" Roberts will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Peery and St. Clair Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Roy Smith and Marvin Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memory Gardens.
Mr. Roberts, 47, of Meridian, formerly of North Tazewell, Va., died Monday, July 21, 2003, in his home.
Survivors include his parents, Herbert and Lorine Stacy Roberts of North Tazewell; a sister, Diana Cole and her husband, Larry, of Abingdon, Va.; brothers, Herbert Dale Roberts and his wife, Brenda, of North Tazewell; and Derrick Venson Roberts of Morgantown, W.V.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, friends and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie Ray Roberts.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
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DEKALB Services for Amanda Boler McCleon will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Collinsville with the Rev. Johnny Robinson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. E.E. McDonald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. McCleon, 41, of Little Rock, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, Mitchel McCleon and a son, Demetri McCleon, both of Little Rock; her mother, Sallie Stokes, sisters, Mary Boler and Rita Batts, all of Philadelphia, and Eugenia Spears of Louisville; brothers, J. Boler and Larry Boler, both of Philadelphia; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Visitation will be Friday 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church in Collinsville.
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Services for Charles L. Williams will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Pachuta with the Rev. Percy Pollard officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home of Quitman is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Williams, 53, of Pachuta, died Monday, July 21, 2003, in his home.
Survivors include his daughter, Shauna Pugh of Bay Springs; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be Friday 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home in Quitman.
QUITMAN Services for John Milton Burke will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Faith Tabernacle Church with the Revs. Grady Crowell and Ronnie Adams officiating. Burial will be in Cross Roads Cemetery. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Burke, 72, of Quitman, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at Rankin Medical Center in Brandon.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Burke of Quitman; sons, John Burke Jr. and James Burke, both of Quitman, Michael Burke of Huntsville, Ala., and John Richard Burke of Bay Springs; a daughter, Leetha Sampley of Morton; a brother, J.W. Johnson; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday after 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
QUITMAN Services for John R. McAdams will be held Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gene Neal officiating.
Mr. McAdams, 87, of Quitman, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Trudie McAdams of Quitman; sons, Michael McAdams of Sacramento, Calif., and Bill McAdams of Demopolis, Ala.; a daughter, Barbara McAdams Shafer of Kansas City, Mo.; sisters, Annie Gilbert of DeSoto and Sally Smith of Mobile, Ala.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Quitman.
Visitation will be Saturday after 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home of Union for Mary Jimmie Woodard, 92, of Newton, formerly of Union, who died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at Bedford Care Center in Newton.

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