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Obituaries for Friday, August 1, 2003

By Staff
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Services for Martha F. Ellerbe will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Steve Dillon and James Kimbrough officiating. Burial will be in Clayton Cemetery.
Mrs. Ellerbe, 88, of Lauderdale, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at her residence.
Survivors include her sister-in-law Mary E. Watkins of Lauderdale; two nieces, Linda Fluker and her husband, David and Charlotte Kimbrough and her husband James, all of Lauderdale; three great nieces Juanice Vega and her husband Tony of Pennsylvania, Ramona Fluker of Kosciusko and Angela Ramsey and her husband Trey of Lauderdale; a great nephew, Charles Kimbrough of Lauderdale; three great-great nieces; a cousin, Helen Artmann of Pearl; and several other cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson E. Ellerbe and her mother Sadie Foster.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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SEBASTOPOL Services for Melba Williams will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Conehatta with the Rev. David Hamm officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Williams, 58, of Conehatta, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at Choctaw Health Center in Choctaw.
Survivors include her daughter, Sylvia Williams of Conehatta; sons, Douglas Williams of Choctaw and Jonathan Williams of Conehatta; sisters, Brenda Isaac of Choctaw, Lavada Jim of Conehatta and Sally Williams of Conehatta; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Viola Jim and her sister, Nora Anderson.
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BUTLER, Ala. Graveside services for Billie Janele Gibson will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Camp Springs Cemetery. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Gibson, 47, of Bridge City, La., died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at West Jefferson Medical Center.
Survivors include her son, Howard J. Gibson of Avondale, La.; granddaughters, Destiny Gibson and Angel Gibson; a grandson, Mason Gibson; and Chuck Cox.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert M. Gibson.
Visitation will be Saturday from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
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UMATILLA, Fla. Services for James "Jim" D. Slade will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Beyers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Skip Haymans officiating. Burial will be in the Umatilla Cemetery Annex.
Mr. Slade, 70, of Umatilla, died Thursday, July 31, 2003, in Tavares. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was born in Columbia, S.C., and raised in Meridian, Miss.
Survivors include his wife, Tommy Sue Slade; sons, Scott Slade of Eustis and Brian Slade of Umatilla; a daughter, Suzanne Oldham of Mt. Dora; a brother, Buddy Slade of Meridian, Miss.; a sister, Dot Severence of Meridian, Miss.; and three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice of Lake-Sumter, 12300 Lane Park Road, Tavares, Fl 32778.
DEKALB Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home for Emma S. Key, 85, of DeKalb, who died Thursday, July 31, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital.

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