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Obituaries for Friday, Feb. 27, 2004

By Staff
Survivors include four daughters, Linda Trotter, Henrietta Trotter, of Cincinnati; Brenda Trotter, Ollie L. Perry of Meridian; her son, Jimmy E. Trotter of Cincinnati; her brother, Quincy Ruffin of Florida; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a son.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired
Services for Oliver Trotter will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at First Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Parker officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Trotter, 57, of Meridian, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include his four sisters, Linda Trotter, Henrietta Trotter, of Cincinnati; Brenda Trotter and Ollie L. Perry of Meridian; and a brother, Jimmy Trotter of Cincinnati.
He was preceded in death by his father, Oliver Trotter Sr.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Beautician
Services for Paralee "Doll" Bartlett will be held Monday, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with the Rev. Timothy Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Enterprise Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Bartlett, 90, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at Guardian Angel Health Care Center.
Survivors include her three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bartlett.
Visitation will be Sunday from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired
Services for Rosie M. Grace will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Ridge Baptist Church in DeKalb with the Rev. Bennie Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in Blackwater Church cemetery with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Grace, 88, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include her four sons, Jimmy Dale Grace, Willie Grace, Dewey Grace and James Grace, all of Meridian; three daughters, Daisy Jimerson and her husband, Merrill, and Jennifer Gowdy, all of Meridian; and Sara Carter of Detroit; two sisters, Loreda Fox of Philadelphia; and Lee Murray Brown of Moss Point; 52 grandchildren and great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Grace; and her parents, Manson and Daisy Hudson.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired
Services for Augusta Cotton will be held Friday, March 5, 2004, at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in DeKalb with the Rev. Jimmie Dubose officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Cotton, 88, of DeKalb, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at Mississippi Care Center in DeKalb.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Coats and her husband, Rev. Thomas, of DeKalb; her step-daughter, Lucille Tyler and her husband, Albert, of Meridian; two step-sisters, Mamie Crawford and her husband, Lee Arthur, of Tusca, Okla.; and Gracie Bell and her husband, Bishop A. Smith, of Louisville, Ky.; two step-brothers, the Rev. Thomas McCallum and his wife, Irma, of Ontario, Canada; and Clarence McCallum and his wife, Mary, of Joliet, Ill.; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Visitation will be Thursday from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
UNION Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home of Union for Frances S. Gardner, 86, of Union, who died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.

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