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Obituaries for Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003

By Staff
Truck driver
MACON Services for Larry Coker were to be held today at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Macon with the Revs. D.R. Ragsdale and John Kittrell officiating. Burial was to be in Shuqualak Cemetery. Cockrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Coker, 51, of Macon, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at Noxubee General Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie B. Coker; daughters, Stacey Coker and Carrie Coker, all of Macon; his mother, Syble Coker of Shuqualak; sisters, Shirley Boykin and Carolyn Higginbotham, both of Macon, and Glenda J. Coleman of Shuqualak; and a brother, Neal Coker of West Point.
He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Coker.
Memorials may be made to Central Academy or First United Methodist Church in Macon.
Retired teacher, coach
PHILADELPHIA Graveside services for Oliver Clark were to be held today at 10 a.m. at Clark's Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Lampkin officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Clark, 74, of Mobile, Ala., died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his sister, Doris Creekmore of Preston and Veda Creekmore of Mobile; brothers, James R. Clark of Preston and Malcolm H. Clark of Mobile.
SEBASTOPOL Services for Catherine Bell were to be held today at 10 a.m. at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church in Philadelphia. Burial will be in Bogue Chitto Community Cemetery. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Bell, 46, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her mother, Josephine Tubby of Philadelphia; sisters, Vicky Ann Tubby of DeKalb, Vina Mae Thompson and Verdie Mae Robinson, both of Ripley, Tenn.; brothers, Tommy Willis and Bobby Joe Willis, both of Louisville, Melvin Willis of Memphis, Tenn., and John Lee Clemmons of Philadelphia; and several nieces and nephews.
Homemaker
QUITMAN Services for Mary Estelle Morgan Buckman will be held today at 2 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Paulding with the Revs. Henderson officiating. Her great-grandchildren, Joseph and Kelly Herbert will assist in the services. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Buckman, 99, of Gulfport, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, in her home. She was born June 21, 1904, in Jasper County, and lived in Pachuta for 30 years. She lived in Gulfport for the last 18 years with her daughter. She worked as a postal clerk in Faulk and was a successful, hard working homemaker. Her father was the postmaster in Faulk.
Survivors include her sons, Carter Buckman of Louin and John Buckman of Enterprise; a daughter, Etaw Robb of Gulfport; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and friends in Pachuta and on the Gulf Coast.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Madison Morgan and Annie O'Flynn Morgan; her husband, John Edward "Jack" Buckman; sons, William Edward Buckman and James Paul Buckman; daughters, Mary Virginia and Annie Mae; a brother, James Kimble Vardaman Morgan; and a sister, Beatrice Morgan Robinson.
Homemaker
SEBASTOPOL Services for Johnnie Dickerson will be held today at 2 p.m. at Pine Grove Pentecostal Church with Revs. Mark Copeland and Jerry Dillon officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dickerson, 75, of Newton, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.
Survivors include are her daughters, Margie Overall of Jackson and Jan Favr of New Orleans; sons, Billy Joe Dickerson, Jimmy Dickerson, both of Newton, Jeff Dickerson, Jerry Ray Dickerson and Gary Dickerson, all of Vicksburg, Donald Dickerson of Myrtle and Loyd Dover Dickerson Jr. of Flora; 30 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Myrtle Summerall of Pearl; brothers, David Tune and Clayton Tune, both of Conehatta, and Willy Tune of California.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Dover Dickerson Sr.; a son, Tommy Dickerson; two grandchildren; sisters, Roberta Walker and Effie Summerall, and a brother, Sherman Tune.
Carpenter
PHILADELPHIA Services for Tim Townsend will be held today at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Revs. Greg Franklin and James McNally officiating. Burial will be in Fellowship Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Mr. Townsend, 34, of Philadelphia, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at Neshoba County General Hospital in Philadelphia.
Survivors include his wife, Hope Townsend of Philadelphia; a daughter, Amber Leigh Townsend; sons, Jonathan Scott Townsend and Rein Townsend; his parents, Jimmy and Glenda Townsend; a sister, Kasey Reynolds; grandparents, Herman and Peggie Sullivan; and a great-grandmother, Edna Griffin, all of Philadelphia.

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