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Obituaries for Wednesday, April 21, 2004

By Staff
Retired disabled veteran
Graveside services for Jerry V. Hoyt will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at Pine Crest Cemetery with the Rev. Sam J. Hull officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hoyt, 72, of DeKalb, died Sunday, April 18, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include his daughter, Jennie Aaberg and her husband, Jeff, of Waukegan, Ill.; three grandchildren, Anna Aaberg, Alexandra Aaberg and Amanda Aaberg, all of Waukegan; a sister, Sue Hegwood of Hattiesburg; and a brother, Harry Hoyt Russell of DeKalb.
Visitation will be today noon-1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired
Mr. Dempsey, 63, of Meridian, died Monday, April 19, 2004, at Riley Hospital. He retired as transportation director of Naval Air Station Meridian and was retired from the U.S. Navy Seabees.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Dempsey of Meridian; daughters, Lisa Dempsey and Donna Dempsey, both of New Jersey; a son, Michael Dempsey of New Jersey; a granddaughter; brothers, Billy Ashlin and Bobby Ashlin, both of New Jersey; step-grandchildren, Dustin Anderson and Haley Marie Anderson; and his best friends of 40 years, R.C. Campbell and Sherry Campbell, all of Meridian.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home.
SEBASTOPOL Services for Frieda John Imburgia will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Pearl River Facility Building with the Revs. Arthur Ben and Mark Patrick officiating. Burial will be in Phillips Cemetery. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Imburgia, 58, of Forest Park, Ill., died Wednesday, April 14, 2004.
Survivors include her husband, Phillip Imburgia; daughters, Maria Imburgia and Jennifer Imburgia; and a son, Michael Imburgia, all of Illinois; a sister, Bertha Tubby of Philadelphia; brothers, Hamilton John and Mac John, both of Philadelphia, and Roy John and his wife, Marjorie, of Illinois; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Retired Taylor Machine Works employee
PHILADELPHIA Services for Walter Kelley will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Hight Assembly of God in Noxapater with the Revs. Mackie Amacker and Jim Mannon officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Kelley, 65, of Noxapater, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Bettie Kelley of Noxapater; a son, Chas Kelley Allen of Columbus; a step-son, William Neal Wilson of Hattiesburg; two grandchildren; a sister, Pearl Duran of Noxapater; brothers, Albert Kelley, L.D. Kelley Sr. and Wesley Kelley, all of Noxapater.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, John Kelley and Howard Kelley.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home and Thursday 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.
Seamstress
FOREST Services for Annie Pearl "Butch" Adams will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Ott and Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Pace Cemetery in Lake.
Mrs. Adams, 76, of Lawrence, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Adams.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
SEBASTOPOL Services for Nelson Henry will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Bogue Chitto Facility Building with the Revs. Calvin Gibson and Lessert Moore officiating. Burial will be in Bogue Chitto Cemetery. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Henry, 63, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, April 18, 2004, at Neshoba County General Hospital in Philadelphia.
Survivors include his wife, Rosemarie Henry of Philadelphia; a daughter, Ryna Marie Henry of Philadelphia; three grandchildren; sisters, Odenna Lazares of Virginia Beach, Va., Dora York of Choctaw and Laura Thompson of Chicago; brothers, Doby Henry and Larry Henry, both of Philadelphia; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Jeanette Morris; and a brother, Norman Henry.
UNION Services for Colah Morrow Lewis will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Lewis, 97, of Madison, formerly of Union, died Monday, April 19, 2004, in Madison.
BALDWYN Services for John E. Conner will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Macedonia Methodist Church in Macon with the Rev. Gerald Butler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Conner, 75, of Booneville, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Longwood Nursing Facility in Booneville.
Survivors include his sisters, Edna M. Williams of Guntown and Mable E. Wilson of DeKalb; a brother, T.J. Conner of West Point; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Jeanie Conner; two brothers and a sister.
Visitation will be Thursday 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
UNION Services for Mary Birdeen Vance James will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Union. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. James, 86, of Meridian, formerly of Union, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Fisher Personal Care Home.
Retired
Services for Annie Moore Gordon will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Parker officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Gordon, 98, of Meridian, died Saturday, April 17, 2004, in her home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Visitation will be Friday 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Robert Henry, 51, of Selma, Ala., who died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, in Selma.

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