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Obituaries for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003

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Retired water well driller
SEBASTOPOL Services for Albert "A.D." Ogletree will be held today at 2 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike McDonald officiating. Burial will be in Morrow Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Mr. Ogletree, 85, of Pearl, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at the Veteran's Hospital in Jackson.
Survivors include his daughter, Shirley Cook and her husband, Ronald, of Pearl; sons, Albert Wendell Ogletree and his wife, Carolyn, of Houston, Texas, and Robbie Cheatham and his wife, Pam, of Philadelphia; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a sister, Irene Neely of Brandon; a brother, Hester Ogletree of Philadelphia; and five nieces.
Visitation will be today noon until service time at the funeral home.
Homemaker
MACON Services for Esther Wedel will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Brooksville Mennonite Church with the Revs. Gladwin Koehn and Don Seiler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Cockrell Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Wedel, 86, of Brooksville, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, in her home.
Survivors include her husband, John Wedel of Brooksville; a daughter, Jane Giesbrecht of Brooksville; sons, Errol Wedel of Sun City, Ariz., Merle Wedel of Bradley, Ark., and Eldon Wedel of Brooksville; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Leah Unruh of Montzuma, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Cornelius and Elizabeth Dirk Nichols.
Visitation will be today 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Beautician
Services for Margaret V. Nelson will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy Garrett officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery in Biloxi.
Mrs. Nelson, 68, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Augustus Nelson of Meridian; a son, Donald Nelson and his wife, Blanca, of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, Vickie Bailey and her husband, Randall, of Warner Robbins, Ga.; grandchildren, Alexa Saucedo and Jennifer Davis and her husband, Lamar; a great-grandchild, Nicolas; a brother, Maurice Ingram and his wife, Jeanette, of Columbia; several nieces, nephews and another great-grandchild expected soon.
Visitation will be today one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Retired from Masonite
QUITMAN Services for Otho James Hicks will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Homewood Methodist Church with the Revs. Keith Boggan and John Kottenbrook officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Methodist Church Cemetery in Rose Hill. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hicks, 90, of Pachuta, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II.
Survivors include his daughters, Odell Vick and Nell Boggan, both of Rose Hill; a sister, Lucille Phillips of Quitman; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Reynolds Hicks; and a son, James Lavelle Hicks.
Visitation will be today beginning at 6 p.m. at the funeral home and 30 minutes prior to the service.
Memorial services for Geraldine Grant will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Parker officiating.
Mrs. Grant, 57, of Meridian, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at Heartfelt Hospice.
Survivors include her husband, Clarence Grant; and a son, Amos Faygen, both of Lumberton.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Annie Mae Faygen.
Homemaker
Services for Emma Pearson will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Rose Baptist Church in Quitman with the Rev. Carlos Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Rose Cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Pearson, 85, of Stonewall, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at H.C. Watkins Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include her daughters, Mary Rose Pearson of Meridian and Eva Fay Oliver and her husband, James, of Chicago; a sister, Ruth Bland and her husband, Otis; a brother, Rubin Green Sr. and his wife, Nellie, of Quitman; and one granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Visitation will be Friday 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home in Quitman.
Homemaker
Services for Allie Hayden will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Chapel Hill Baptist Church in Pachuta with the Rev. John Bell officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hayden, 93, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include her son, Jessie Hayden and his wife, Dr. Vera Hayden, of Meridian; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Visitation will be Friday 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

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