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Obituaries for Sunday, July 27, 2003

By Staff
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PHILADELPHIA Services for Estabelle Love Reid will be held today at 2 p.m. at John E. Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Duaine Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
Mrs. Reid, 90, of Philadelphia, died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at Neshoba General Hospital.
Survivors include her daughter, Clara Mae Dunn of Philadelphia; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
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PHILADELPHIA Services for Ray Pilgrim will be held today at 4 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Bobby Lowrey and Fred Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Sunrise Cemetery in Noxapater.
Mr. Pilgrim, 55, of Southaven, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Pilgrim of Southaven; his daughter, Kristin Ray Pilgrim, and his son, Justin Wade Pilgrim, and step-children, Jason Jones and Kevin Jones, all of Philadelphia; one grandchild; his mother, Allene Pilgrim of Noxapater; sisters, Ann Holdiness and Barbara Young, both of Louisville; and brothers, Daniel Pilgrim of Brooksville; and Jimmy Pilgrim of Noxapater.
Retired
Services for James E. "Cotton" Snowden will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donald Gentry officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Snowden, 79, of Meridian, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital. He was a retired supervisor for Mississippi Power Co. and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was also a mason, deacon and Sunday School teacher at Eighth Avenue Baptist Church.
Survivors include his sons, Gerald Wayne Snowden and his wife, Jackie, J. Michael Snowden and his wife, Vickie, and David Stanley Snowden and his wife, Sara, all of Brandon; grandchildren, Katina Snowden, Michael Shane Snowden, Jonathan Spann, Scarlett Spann, Michael Snowden, Victoria Snowden, Joseph Snowden, Lindsay Diane Snowden and Jeremy David Snowden; and great-grandchild, Mackenzie Alexis Snowden.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Snowden, and his parents, C.G. Snowden Sr. and Rosa Kate Woodall Snowden.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired
Services for Denton D. Truhett will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Earl Wheatley officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Truhett, 83, of Meridian, died Friday, July 25, 2003, in Ridgeland. He was a retired independent distributor for Bordens. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army-Air Force. He was also a longtime member of North Park Church, where he served as an usher for many years.
Survivors include his daughter, Pat Hoffman and her husband, Tommy, of Madison; two grandchildren, Christina Truhett Howell of Brandon; and George Eli Howell III of Jackson; two sisters, Willie Pearl Truhett and Marty Griffin, both of Meridian; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ollie Mae Truhett.
Pallbearers will be Max Kilpatrick, Carl Watts, Benny Watts, Don Joiner, Peter Breazelle, Mark Breazelle, Grady Gatlin, Randy Swift and Darryl Blalock.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Blanche Thompson Wilson will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Dr. Marcus Finch and Mike Russell officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Wilson, 81, of Meridian, died Friday, July 25, 2003, in Meridian. She was a native of Lauderdale County and lived most of her life in Lauderdale County. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and grandmother and a good neighbor.
Mrs. Wilson was an active member of Oakland Heights Baptist Church, the Joy Club, Jug Band, and several other church activities. Most of her life centered around her love for children as she taught children in Meridian Public Schools. As a Christian, her example will always be remembered by her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughters, Carol Robbins and her husband, Lewis, and Kathy Robinson and her husband, Jimmy, three grandchildren, Dana Leigh Robbins, Alisha Burton Robbins and Jim Robinson, all of Meridian; sisters, Mildred Cobb of Lauderdale; and Merle Carlisle; brothers, Willie Frank Thompson and his wife, Norma, of Russell; and Henry Thompson and his wife, Doris, of Lauderdale; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman M. Wilson, her mother, Effie Thomas Whitman, and her father, Will Thompson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Oakland Heights Baptist Church Building Fund.
Pallbearers will be Frank Thompson, Chuck Thompson, Paul Thompson, Luther Ray Cobb, Robert Carlisle, Clark Wilson, S.L. Wilson, Roy Thompson and Ken Thompson.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Julia M. Mc Clendon will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Williams officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Enterprise Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mc Clendon, 84, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at Queen City Nursing Home.
Survivors include her daughter, Tommie Jean Ruffin, two grandsons, Tremayne Ruffin and his wife, Stephanie, and Jeremy Ruffin, all of Meridian; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Enterprise Funeral Home for Minnie Lee Brooks, who died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital.

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