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Obituaries for Friday, March 5, 2004

By Staff
She was preceded in death by her grandson, Rye Wofford Link.
Pallbearers will be Allen Link, Brian Goforth, Isaac Goforth, Robert McKey, Chad Alford and Chad Pegram.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. and two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
Retired seamstress
PHILADELPHIA Services for Necy Mae Watkins will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Charles Barnett officiating. Burial will be in High Hill Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Mrs. Watkins, 89, of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at Neshoba County Nursing Home in Philadelphia.
Survivors include her daughter, Judy Coats; sons, Gary Watkins and Roy G. Watkins, all of Philadelphia; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Fred Watkins.
Visitation will be today beginning at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Maggie Barksdale will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at East Mt. Mariah Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Randal Bohannon officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Latimer Metropolitan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Barksdale, 83, of Meridian, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include her son, Lawrence Barksdale of Chicago; and a sister, Katherine Barksdale Pigford and Willie Ruth Alford, both of Meridian and Julie Alexander of Chicago.
Visitation will be today from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
RACINE, Wis. Memorial services for Argie L. Moss will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Meadowbrook Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Family Options Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Moss, 66, of Racine, formerly of Lauderdale, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at Woodstock Health and Rehab Center in Kenosha, Wis.
Survivors include her son, Darron Moss and his wife, Jacqueline, daughters, Antranette Smith, Deborah Smith, and Shelia Smith, all of Racine and Renee Sumrall and her husband, Booker, of Quitman; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Glen H. Marshall and his wife, Pamela, of Alexander, La., and three sisters, Bernice Clarke and Willie Mae Marshall, both of Quitman and Rosemary Townes of New York.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her granddaughter.
CALERA, Ala. Services for Bertha Mae Jemison DeLaine will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cuba with the Rev. B.L. Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Cagus Cemetery with Westside Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Jemison, 77, of Cuba, died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, in Cuba.
Survivors include her husband, E.B. DeLaine; children, James "Bud" DeLaine and his wife, Julene, Earnest "Lil Buddy" DeLaine and his wife, Diann, Elisha "Sweet" DeLaine, Andrew DeLaine, Onnie Lee and Essie "Poon" Lane and her husband, Robert; a brother, Otis "Candy" Jemison; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Bus driver East Central Plan and Development
NEWTON Services for Ida Ruth Foley Jay will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. David Jay and Joey Lang officiating. Burial will be held in Newton County Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Jay, 75, of Newton, died Thursday, March 4, 2004, at Newton Regional Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, W.F. Jay of Newton; sons, Willie Jay of Troy, Ala., Dennis Jay of Newton, and Tim Jay of Lake Charles, La.; a sister, Eloise Garvin of Newton; a brother, Charles Foley Jr. of Moorehead; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Preston and Vergie Mae Cook Foley and a brother, Johnny Foley.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Homemaker
Services for Zellma McWilliams will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rhone Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Simmons Ridge Cemetery.
Ms. McWilliams, 56, of Meridian, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her sons, Matthew McWilliams of Dallas, James E. Barron of New Orleans, Rickey Lee Barron and Robert McWilliams, both of Meridian; a brother, Ivory McWilliams of Meridian and 10 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother.
Visitation will be Saturday from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Henry Stringfellow, 69, of Meridian, who died Thursday, March 4, 2004, in his home.

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