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Obituaries for Saturday, May 1, 2004

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NEWTON Services for Dustan E. "Junior" Todd will be held today at 1 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Winnie McMahon and Wayne Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the Chunky Cemetery.
Mr. Todd, 20, of Chunky, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, in Chunky. He was a member of Chunky Baptist Church and a 2002 graduate of Newton County High School. He was a student at East Central Community College in Decatur. He was a member of Phi Theta Kappa at ECCC and was nominated for Who's Who in College Students, the National Dean's List, and he was an award winner for the United State Achievement Academy. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and loved golf and especially enjoyed being with his family and friends.
Survivors include his parents, David and Ann Todd of Chunky; a brother, Travis Todd and his wife, Brenda, of Hickory; his fianc, Yvette Richardson of Chunky; his grandmother, Ethel Cain of Chunky; grandparents, W.A. and Janie Todd of Hickory; a niece, Tanna Todd, and a nephew, Taylor Todd, both of Hickory; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, E.L. Cain Sr.
PHILADELPHIA Services for James J. Hill will be held today at 2 p.m. at Greenhill Baptist Church in Toomsuba with the Rev. James Mosley officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. E.E. McDonald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hill, 36, of Hattiesburg, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg.
Survivors include his mother, Laura M. Hill of Hattiesburg; his father, the Rev. Lawrence H. Hill and his wife, Christell, of Meridian; sisters, Eloise Nelson and her husband, Louis, of Mt. Olive, Elaine Pope and her husband, Michael, of McGee and Patricia Hill of Gulfport; brothers, Ronnie Hill of Hattiesburg, Henry Hill and his wife, Sonya, of Burlington, N.J., Frank Hill of Prentiss, Greg Hill of Hattiesburg, and Freddie Hill and his wife, Kisha, of Hindsville, Ga.; and several uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Visitation will be today from noon until service time at the church.
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Graveside services for Clifton Moore Sr. will be held today at 3 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Davey Wilkinson officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Moore, 77, of Meridian, died Thursday, April 29, 2004, at Guardian Angel Hospice. He was a retired station operator with more than 30 years of service. He served in World War II. He was a Shriner, a Mason and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his daughter, Anne Moore Harris and her husband, David, of Saulsbury, Tenn.; a son, Clifton Moore Jr. of Mississippi; grandchildren, Tim Williams, Matthew Strickland, Jacob Strickland, David Moore, Josh Moore and Keith Moore; great-granddaughter, Erin Williams; sister, Elsie White of Lauderdale; and a brother, Howard R. Moore of Crystal River, Fla.
He was preceded in death by a son, David Harold Moore; his parents, Thomas Earl and Bessie Sanderford Moore; and a twin brother, Claude Moore.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
Visitation will be held today two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
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FOREST Services for Christine Ezell Addy will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Ott &Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Erin Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Union.
Mrs. Addy, 85, of Newton County, died Thursday, April 29, 2004, at Forest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.
Survivors include her sons, Kermit Addy of Willow Springs, Mo. and Joe Addy of Lawrence; daughters, Patsy Braswell of Petal and Peggy Winstead of Hattiesburg; brother, Marshall Ezelle of Wickenburg, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Addy.
Visitation will be held today from 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
GILBERTOWN, Ala. Graveside services for Jim Helton will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Smith Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Wallace officiating. Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Helton, 64, of Silas, died Friday, April 30, 2004, in Waynesboro, Miss.
Survivors include a brother, Robert Lee Helton of Covington, La., seven nieces and two nephews.
Visitation will be Sunday from noon until service time at the cemetery.
Graveside services for Sarah LaPier Patterson will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Magnolia Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Patterson, 94, of Meridian, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at King's Daughters and Sons Rest Home.
Visitation will be Monday from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Grace C. Loven will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Loven, 75, of Crestview, Fla., died Friday, April 30, 2004, in Crestview.
Survivors include her daughter, Carol Williamson and her husband, Mike, of Crestview; a son, Butch Harris and his wife, Kathy, of Rose Hill; a brother, Allen Clearman and his wife, Evelyn, of Meridian; grandsons, Kevin Williamson and Steven Williamson and a granddaughter, Kristen Harris and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Harris, a grandson, Kendal Harris; her mother, Mamie Clearman; her father, Edwin Clearman; sisters, Kathleen Thurman, Ruth Fowler and a brother, Floyd Clearman.
Visitation will be Monday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
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UNION Arrangements were incomplete at Milling Funeral Home for William Andrew "Dubb" McMahen Jr., 89, of Union, who died, Friday, April 30, 2004, in Meridian.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Weldon Espey, 81, of Meridian, who died Friday, April 30, 2004, in his home.
DEKALB Arrangements were incomplete at E.E. McDonald Funeral Home for Frank L. Franklin, 60, of Meridian, who died Friday, April 30, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.

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