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Obituaries for Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003

By Staff
SEBASTOPOL Services for Marvin Billy will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Teresa Catholic Church with the Rev. David Hamm officiating. Burial will be held in Pearl River Community Cemetery. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Billy, 66, of Choctaw, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at Choctaw Health Center.
Survivors include his daughter, Mary Jefferson of Philadelphia; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday beginning at 4 p.m. at the family home.
Services for Mary Nause Martin will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church with the Rev. Elvin Sunds officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Martin, 89, formerly of Meridian, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, in her home in Katy, Texas.
Survivors include her daughters, Theresa Kitowski and her husband, Charles, of Katy and Rita Holland and her husband, Charles, of Henderson, N.C.; a son, Gene Martin and his wife, Cynthia, of Natchez; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by sisters, Roberta Nause Covert and Bernice Nause Galyean; brothers, John Percy, Harry, Leo and Carroll Nause.
Memorials may be made to Catholic Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 529, Meridian, MS 39302.
Visitation and rosary service will be Friday 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Earnestine Clark will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Enterprise Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Matthew Terrell officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Clark, 90, of Meridian, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at H.C. Watkins Memorial Hospital in Quitman.
Survivors include her son, Bowman Clark Jr. of Enterprise; sisters, Birdie Sidney and Jessie Pearl Hardaway, both of Meridian, and Annie L. Jones of Chicago; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bowman Clark.
Visitation will be Friday 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Housekeeper
Services for Mandy Gardner will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Springhill Baptist Church in Union with the Rev. Thurman Brazzle officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Latimer Metropolitan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Gardner, 86, of Union, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, in her home.
Survivors include her daughter, Joyce Boler of Gary, Ind.; a son, James Earl Gardner of Union; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home in Union.
Homemaker
DEKALB Services for Lettier McMiller McWilliams will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at New Hope Blackwater Baptist Church in Daleville with the Rev. Roosevelt Clark officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. McWilliams, 58, of Jackson, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, at Central Mississippi Medical Center.
Survivors include her children, Jennie Johnson of Jackson, Tenn., LaDoris McWilliams, Peggy McWilliams, Wanda McWilliams, James McWilliams and his wife, JoAnne, Marcus McWilliams and his wife, Shunta, Billy Ray McWilliams, Marbel Paulette Richardson and Melisa Battle, all of Jackson, and Frankie McWilliams and his wife, Joyce, of Atlanta; 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sisters, Linnie Lee Blanks and Georgia Ann McWilliams, both of DeKalb, Dollie Ann McWilliams of Bailey and Mae Lewis Clark of Marion; a brother, Eli McMiller of Daleville; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a daughter and four siblings.
Visitation will be Friday 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Daycare worker
Services for Addie B. Griffin will be held Sunday at noon at Christ Temple Church in Meridian with Bishop Luke Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Church Cemetery in Savoy. E.E. McDonald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Griffin, 67, of Meridian, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her children, Keshia Griffin, Ethel Evans, Christian Stevenson, Joe Eddie Tate and JoAnn Thomas, all of Rockford, Ill., Edward Griffin of Rochelle, Ill., and Tony Griffin and Charline Jones, both of Meridian; brothers, Curtis McCoy, Frank McCoy and his wife, Neal, Robert Earl McCoy and his wife, Carrie Ann, and Louis McCoy, all of Meridian; 53 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband and two siblings.
Visitation will be Saturday 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel in Meridian.
Headstart teacher
Services for Lenora Hudson will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Morning Star Baptist Church in Philadelphia with the Rev. Harold Coburn officiating. Burial will be in Little Rock Cemetery in DeKalb with Latimer Metropolitan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hudson, 76, of Philadelphia, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at Neshoba County Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Hudson Sr. of Philadelphia; daughters, Mattie Ruth Odd of Chicago, Paulette Buckley and Linda Hudson, both of Philadelphia; a son, Paul Hudson Jr. of Philadelphia; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at the funeral home in Philadelphia.

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