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Obituaries for Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003

By Staff
NEWTON Services for Paul Johnson Mayes will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lin Chesney officiating. Burial will be in Blue Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Mayes, 67, of Chunky, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was retired from Esco Corporation as a core maker and was a member of Blue Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Daniels Mayes of Chunky; a son, Curtis P. Mayes and his wife, Gina Wall Mayes, of Newton; sisters, Inez Hollingsworth of Newton, Gladys Sorey of Pineville and Gina Uzzle of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; brothers, James Mayes of Lawrence and Bill Mayes of Forest; and a grandson, Kurt Gibson Mayes of Newton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Bessie Powell Mayes; sisters, Agnes Hollingsworth and Katheen Rowzee; and a brother, Sam Mayes.
Pallbearers will be Brent Mayes, Kent Mayes, Douglas Mayes, Billy Mayes, Bud Hollingsworth, Dale Hollingsworth and Chris Vaughn.
Honorary pallbearers will be Hubert Hollingsworth and Melvin Hollingsworth.
Visitation will today 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
MACON Graveside services for Sara Boykin Vanlandingham will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Salem Cemetery with the Revs. Allen Mapp and Glenn Miller officiating. Cockrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Vanlandingham, 83, of Macon, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at West Point Community Nursing Home.
Survivors include her daughters, Sandra V. Clark of Macon, Linda Vanlandingham of Columbus and Carolyn Rogers and her husband, Paul, of Kingston, Ga.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Graveside services for Janessa L. Spears will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Stanley Coleman officiating. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Infant Spears, seven days old, of Jackson, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at River Oaks Hospital in Jackson.
Survivors include her parents, the Rev. Michael and Kimmea Jones of Jackson; maternal grandparents, the Rev. Ronald and Vanessa Jones; paternal grandmother, Jessie Lee Spears; maternal great-grandmother, Rowena Sanders; and paternal great-grandmother, Willie Mae Jones, all of Meridian.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home of Newton for Ruby Miller Bosch, 88, of Marietta, Ga., who died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at Kennastone Hospital in Marietta.
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Nellie Stafford, of Meridian, who died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home of Union for Malcolm Foy Ezell, of Union, who died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, in Union.