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Obituaries for Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003

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Retired from Weyerhaeuser Co.
PHILADELPHIA Services for Coytley I. Burroughs will be held today at 11 a.m. at John E. Stephens Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Charles Morrow officiating. Burial will be in Morrow Cemetery.
Mr. Burroughs, 66, of Philadelphia died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003 at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Survivors include his daughters, Christie Poling and her husband, Ken, of Walnut Grove and Melissa Killen and her husband, Lawrence, of Philadelphia; a brother, J.W. Burroughs of Philadelphia; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ruth Burroughs.
Retired GM&O Railroad
Graveside services for Odis Franklin James will be held today at 1 p.m. at Meehan Cemetery. White Chapel Funeral Home of Montgomery, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. James, 91, of Wetumpka, Ala., died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003. He retired from GM&O Railroad after 37 years of service. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Wetumpka, a 32nd Degree Mason/Shriner and past Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Edna Blakely James; children, Martha Baxter, O.F. James Jr. and David Benjamin James; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sisters, Ida Mae Alexander, Helen James and Leola Ethridge.
Retired school teacher
Services for Ruby Kynerd Hudson will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sam Hall officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mrs. Hudson, 88, of Meridian, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003 at Rush Foundation Hospital. She was born May 27, 1915 in Kemper County and married in 1938. She was a member of East End Methodist Church. She was employed with Lauderdale County Schools for 30 years, where she taught typing, shorthand and bookkeeping at Clarkdale Attendance Center. She retired in 1977. She will be missed by all of her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, Charlie Hudson of Meridian; a daughter, Virginia Rehn and her husband, Rick, of Charlotte, N.C.; brothers, Homer D. Kynerd and V.C. "Pete" Kynerd, both of Kemper County; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Alma Kynerd; and a son, Thomas C. Hudson.
Pallbearers will be Bill Clay, Scott Hudson, Rusty Kynerd, Mike Kynerd, Edward Stephens and Charles Godwin.
Visitation will be today beginning at noon at the funeral home.
Choctaw Manufacturing seamstress
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Sarah Voncile Holder will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Springbank Baptist Church with the Revs. Jessie Griffin and Bobby Holder officiating. Burial will be in Springbank Cemetery with Bumpers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Holder, 71, of Silas, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at Wayne General Hospital.
Survivors include her sons, Bobby Holder of Hattiesburg, Miss., Mickey Holder of Butler and Larry Holder of Silas; daughters, Jean Holder and Jane Holder, both of Silas; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four children.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
RIDGELAND Services for Lanita Hurdle Pittman will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Broadmeadow United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Parkway Memorial Cemetery. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Pittman, 78, a resident of St. Catherine's Village, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Warren E. Pittman of Madison; sons, Tom Pittman and his wife, Cyndi, of Hernando, Bob Pittman and his wife, Veronique, of New York City; a brother, Sidney Hurdle of Holly Springs; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorials be made to St. Catherine's Village Foundation.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church.

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