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Obituaries for Friday, Sept. 5, 2003

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Retired
Services for Roger M. Carlisle will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Springhill Baptist Church in Kewanee with the Rev. Jerry Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Toomsuba. Clark's Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Carlisle, 62, of Toomsuba, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, D.C. Carlisle of Meridian; three daughters, Gertie Elaine Carr and her husband, Roy, and Betty J. Norwood and her husband, Dallas, all of Jackson, and Pamela M. Carlisle of Motrin, Ga.; a son, Danny Carlisle of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Annie R. Anthony of Toomsuba, Mattie M. Marsh of Milwaukee, and Christine Rogers of Meridian; and 10 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Gertrude Rogers.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Aviator
NAVARRE, Fla. Services for Glois Anderson Brand will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Billory Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Archer officiating. Burial will be in Harper Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Brand, 90, of Navarre, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, in Navarre.
He was of the Baptist faith. He was an aviation pioneer and loved aviation. His love began at the age of eight when he cut down a pear tree in his father's cow pasture and made a runway for a barnstormer. He was involved in 1937 in the first air-to-air fueling flight in Mississippi, flying for 27 days and nights continuous, without landing.
He was a flight examiner in this area to Panama City, and he was the first fixed base operator for Crestview and Destin airports, starting at Fort Walton Beach Municipal Airport at Navarre and also ran Milton T-Field. While in the Army Air Corps., he taught the French to fly even though there was a language barrier on both sides. He helped organize and develop First National Bank of Destin, which is now AmSouth Bank of Destin.
Survivors include his son, Phillip Brand and his wife, Nelta, of Navarre; a daughter Palma Ann Harrell and her husband, Lavell, of Mississippi; six grandchildren, David Orechwa and his wife, Betty, Charlotte Bulutogulu and her husband, Ali, Sara Van Sickle and her husband Russell, Rachel Floyd and her husband, Alvin, Rebecca Brand and Scott Brand and his wife, Laura; three great-grandchildren, Oshkin and Bolton Bulutogulu and Noah Van Sickle; several nieces, nephews, great-nephews and great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Escol Brand and Sue Brand.
Memorials may be made to Navarre Chapel and Academy, 2122 Brand Court, Navarre, Fl 32566.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired
Services for Gennie Smith will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in the Shucktown Community with the Rev. Richard Parker officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Smith, 92, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include four sons, Jimmie L. Smith of Cuba, Ala., Lawrence Smith of Davenport, Iowa, Leon Smith of Meridian and Earnest Smith of Miami; two daughters, Dorothy M. Hundley of Gulfport and Bonnie J. Temple of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Shellie Grady of Meridian; and a special granddaughter and care taker, Linda DuBose of Meridian; 28 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; and 41 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wallace Grady and Armetta McWilliams.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Peggy Nicholson, of Quitman, who died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, in her home.
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Marjorie Bell Cullum, 96, of Meridian, who died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at Riley Nursing Center.

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