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Obituaries for Tuesday, March 30, 2004

By Staff
Homemaker
Services for Armetta Mosley Jenkins will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church in Daleville with the Revs. Cleveland Hayes and Melvin Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Jenkins, 91, of Meridian, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her sons, Matthew Jenkins and his wife, Shirley, and the Rev. Melvin Jenkins, all of Daleville; daughters, Symerion Tyson and Cordelia Gilford, both of New York, N.Y., Annie Pollard of Columbus, Helen Gordon and her husband, Luther, of Daleville, and Martha Carter and her husband, Roosevelt, of Florence, Ala.; a sister, Teresa Smith-Whiteside and her husband, Ken, of Ocala, Fla.; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Matthew Jenkins Sr.
Visitation will be Friday noon-7 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Retired chicken catcher
FOREST Services for Bob Warren will be held today at 2 p.m. at Ott and Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Doty Springs Cemetery in Kosciusko.
Mr. Warren, 74, of Decatur, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Survivors include his sons, Bobby Warren of Lake, Matthew Carter of Decatur and Joseph Carter of Union; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today 8 a.m.-1:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
JACKSON Graveside services for David Alan Temple will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at Beason Cemetery. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Temple, 50, of Florence, formerly of Meridian, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, in Florence. He was born in Meridian on Nov. 23, 1953. He was a long time resident of the Jackson area. He was a graduate of Hinds Community College and worked for many years as an oil and gas landman. He later worked for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and retired from Mississippi Regional Housing Authority, where he worked as a housing specialist.
Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Randye Smith Temple; a daughter, Murphy Temple and a son, Kramer Temple, all of Florence; a brother, Larry E. Temple of Austin, Texas; and a sister, Judy McDonald of Ocean Springs.
Memorials may be made to Oneighty, a youth ministry sponsored by Harvest Church, 6885 Siwell Road, Jackson, MS 39272.
Visitation will be today 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home in Meridian.
Heavy equipment mechanic
Services for Randy Mathis will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Clarence Tilghman and David Dewease officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Mathis, 50, of Russell, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He worked at Stribling Equipment.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Mathis of Russell; a daughter, Kelly Mathis of Russell; a son, Ryan Mathis of Meridian; a brother, Kenny Wayne Lovett of Collinsville; three grandchildren, Reagan Mathis of Meridian, Jacob Miles and Bethany Miles, both of Russell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, W.L. and Bernell Lovett.
Pallbearers will be Paul Lester, Joe Warren, Walter Baylor, Travis Irby, Joe Brown and Pat Alday.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired barber
PHILADELPHIA Services for Earsel Pope will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Brown Barrier officiating. Burial will be in Henry's Chapel Cemetery in Philadelphia.
Mr. Pope, 75, of Philadelphia, died Monday, March 29, 2004, at Neshoba County General Hospital in Philadelphia.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Pope; daughters, Judy O'Berry, Cathy White and Teresa Williamson, all of Philadelphia; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Margie Watkins of Florida, Ruby Holley, Marie Lovern and Marvene Lovern, all of Philadelphia; brothers, Kenneth Pope of Pascagoula and Bobby Pope of Philadelphia.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Earline Benson Pope.
Retired farmer and horse trainer
Services for George Kelly Hodgins will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church with the Revs. James Williams and Wayne Hunt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hodgins, 80, of Collinsville, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church and will be remembered as a loving husband and father.
Survivors include his wife, Dean Threatt Hodgins of Collinsville; daughters, Georgia Hunt and her husband, Tommy, of Collinsville, Barbara Moore and her husband, Robert, of Newton and Bettye Clarke of Jackson; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Arnold Hodgins and his wife, Juanice, of Meridian; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben and Caroline Duncan Hodgins; three sisters, Mayola Vaughn, Irene Hodgins and Madie Hudson.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, the Alzheimer's Association or Parkinson's Research Foundation.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Hunt, Robert Moore, Lee McDonald, Sean Jayroe, Tony Jayroe and Wayne Williams.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired Southern Railroad employee
Services for James A. White will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Tribble officiating. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery.
Mr. White, 75, of Meridian, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Riley Hospital. He was a veteran of World War II, a Mason with Oakland Heights Lodge No. 557 and a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

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