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Obituaries for Thursday, March 4, 2004

By Staff
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Graveside services for Betty Bruce White were to be held today at 10 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. David Meadows officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. White, 76, of Marion, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at Guardian Angel Hospice. She was a member of Druid Hills United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her mother-in-law, Pearl White; nieces, Virginia Gurley of Birmingham, Ala., Gloria Maples of Amelia, Va., and Donna Robinson of Hattiesburg; nephews, Bill Bruce and Breeland Kinnison, both of Meridian, Larry Rainey and Jeffery Rainey, both of Hattiesburg; sisters-in-law, Ouida Bruce and Lunell Kinnison, both of Meridian, and Pauline Rainey of Hattiesburg; brothers-in-law, Billy White and Bill Kinnison, both of Meridian, and Asa Rainey of Hattiesburg; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe L. White; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pleman Bruce; a brother, William Bruce Sr.; and an aunt, Kate Barker.
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UNION Services for Pauline Hodges Collins will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Union with the Rev. Marcus Finch officiating. Burial will be in Union City Cemetery. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Collins, 86, of Union, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at Heartfelt Hospice in Meridian. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Union and a volunteer at Laird Hospital for more than 26 years.
Survivors include her husband of more than 63 years, Oree Collins of Union; a son, Danny Collins and his wife, Kathryn, of Madison; a granddaughter, Nikki Collins of Madison; a brother, Rudolph Hodges and his wife, Louise, of Vaiden; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Union Building Fund, P.O. Box 129 Union, MS 39365.
Pallbearers will be Larry Hodges, Troy Hodges, Kempy Hodges, Willie Doyle Hodges, Jeff Hodges and Gary Winborne.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
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PHILADELPHIA Services for Margaret Scott will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Mack Jimerson officiating. Burial will be in Donald Rest Cemetery in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Scott, 74, of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, in her home.
Survivors include her daughters, Martha Tatum and Canzetta Stone, both of Philadelphia, and Sharon Lampkins of Chicago; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ola B. Morris of Philadelphia and Christine Slaughter Williams of Chicago; and a brother, Sir Lance Williams of Chicago.
Visitation will be today 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Services for Sally A. Morgan will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jason Byrd officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mrs. Morgan, 93, of Tavares, Fla., died Monday, March 1, 2004, at Florida Hospital Waterman. She was a member of Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church in Meridian.
Survivors include her daughters, Sue Slade of Umatilla, Fla., and Glenda Faye Morgan of Fresno, Calif.; a son, Richard Dennis Morgan of Clinton; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
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MACON Services for Faye S. Taylor will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Raggy Ragsdale officiating. Private graveside services will be at Oddfellows Cemetery. Cockrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Taylor, 86, of Columbus, formerly of Macon, died Monday, March 1, 2004, at Windsor Place Nursing Home in Columbus.
Survivors include her husband, V.L. Taylor of Columbus; daughters, Sharon Cooper of Macon and Linda Taylor of Mesa, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Eileen Bell of Havana, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Cora Dawson Stroh; a brother, Don Stroh; and a great-grandson, Kolby Taylor.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Macon or to a charity of choice.
Visitation will be Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.
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Services for Agnes O'Neal will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Galilee Baptist Church in Topton with the Rev. Thomas Howell officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. O'Neal, 83, of Meridian, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include her daughters, Betty Forbes, Earlene Scott and Shirley Hodges, all of Meridian; sons, Abe Barrett, Clarence Barrett and Thomas O'Neal, all of Meridian, and Henry O'Neal of Riverdale, Ga.; 26 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements were incomplete at E.E. McDonald Funeral Home for Marzett Spells, of Collinsville, who died Monday, March 1, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Mildred L. Cobb, 85, of Lauderdale, who died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at Heartfelt Hospice.
Arrangements were incomplete at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home for Gertrude Helen, 67, of Meridian, who died Thursday, March 4, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.

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