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Obituaries for Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003

By Staff
Services for Christine Boyd will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Cephus Primitive Baptist Church. Burial will be in Mt. Hebron Cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Miss Boyd, 22, of Kemper County, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, in her home.
Survivors include her sisters, Clementine Butler of Lauderdale and Cindy Burks of Forest; brothers, Joseph Boyd, Stevie Boyd, and Santarrio Boyd, all of Lauderdale and Eddie Boyd of Porterville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Willie Mae Boyd and a sister.
Visitation will be Friday 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Services for Evia Whitlock will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Okatibbee Baptist Church with the Rev. Odell Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in Okatibbee Cemetery. Enterprise Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Whitlock, 79, of Meridian, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her son, Jimmy Whitlock of Meridian; step-sons, Bennie Earl Whitlock Sr. of Meridian and Robert Whitlock of Seattle; step-daughters, Henriett Whitlock and Doris Whitlock, both of Seattle; a brother, Charlie Dubose of Meridian; sister, Everlina Burns of Chicago; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Whitlock.
Visitation will be Friday 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
COLUMBUS Services for Myrtle Byrd Rieman were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron McDougald officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Lowndes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Rieman, 94, of Columbus, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at Trinity Health Care Center.
Survivors include her brother, Joe Byrd Jr. of Collinsville; sisters, Venie Byrd Snowden of Columbus, Edna Byrd Hodges of Meridian, Romona Byrd Carter of Memphis, Tenn., Edwina Byrd Covington of Bailey and Bonnie Byrd Fulton of Louisville; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Rieman; her parents, Joseph F. and Georgia Woodall Byrd; brothers, Ernest Byrd and Odell Byrd and sisters, Vera Byrd Ethridge and Loree Byrd White.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101.
Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home in Union for Thomas Earl Archie, 54, of Decatur, who died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, in Ridgeland.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Elner Williams, 94, of Bailey, who died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at Riley Nursing Center.

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