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Obituaries for Saturday, May 15, 2004

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Self employed
Services for E.L. "Bo" Baucum will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Mike Dobresky and John Jacob officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Baucum, 66, of Meridian, died Thursday, May 13, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He served with the 8th Marine Regiment and the 2nd Marine Division. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife Jewel Baucum; a daughter, Jovan Mock and her husband, David; two sons, Greg Baucum and Todd Baucum and his wife, Stephanie; a stepson, Al Price; two grandsons, Ryan Brock and his wife, Tamara, and Parker Brock; a great-granddaughter, Kinsley Brock; a sister, Sylvia White and her husband, Roy; two brothers, Charles Baucum and his wife, Barbara, and Max Baucum and his wife, Beth; several nieces and nephews; a son-in-law, Todd Brock and his wife, Marjolyn and a sister-in-law, Jane Baucum.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Spencer Baucum and Essie Biggs Baucum; and a brother, Spencer "Duke" Baucum.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or the Episcopal Church of the Mediator.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Brock, Kevin White, Jackie Baucum, Brent Baucum, Kelly Baucum and Chuck Dooley.
Disabled
QUITMAN Graveside services for Francis Maxine Booker will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at East Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Clarke County with the Revs. Dennis Coats and Grady Crowell officiating. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Booker, 73, of Quitman, died Friday, May 14, 2004, at H.C. Watkins Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired retail grocery management
PHILADELPHIA Services for Tommy Coats will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Good Hope Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles Barnett and Dennis Polk officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery in Neshoba County. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Coats, 62, of Hattiesburg, died Thursday, May 13, 2004, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen Coats of Hattiesburg; daughters, Pene Coats of Hattiesburg and Apryle Mather of Mobile, Ala.; a son, Mark Coats of Brandon; step-daughters, Deborah Martin of Seminary and Laura Riels of Hattiesburg; step-sons, Brad Riels of Seminary and Gary Riels of Ellisville; five grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; a sister, Carrie Sharp of Philadelphia; brothers, Grady Coats of Anniston, Ala., Joe Coats and Benjie Coats, both of Philadelphia.
Visitation will be today from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Homemaker
Services for Deborah A. Naylor will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel in Meridian with the Rev. Paul Clayton officiating. Burial will in New Hope Blackwater Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Naylor, 53, of Meridian, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, in her home.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Naylor; two daughters, Rosalynn Naylor and Crystal Naylor, and her mother, Rosie Lee Brown, all of Meridian; two grandsons; two brothers, Phillip Brown Sr., of Saginaw, Mich.; Glen Brown Sr., and his wife, Helen, of Deberry, Texas; two sisters, Brenda B. Gordon and Betty K. Brown, both of Meridian; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father and a brother.
Visitation will be Sunday one hour prior to the service at the community chapel.
Services for Charley W. "Billy" Pace will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Williams officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Pace, 75, of Bailey, died Thursday, May 13, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was member of Longstreet Masonic Lodge, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Masonry. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association; American Defense Preparedness Association and Fellowship Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Brown Pace of Bailey; sons, Charley W. "Chuck" Pace Jr. and his wife, Sonya, of Jackson and Walter C. "Buck" Pace and his wife, Kathy, of New Albany; daughters, Penny M. Robinson and her husband, Steve, of Meridian, Karen Y. Williams and her husband, Rick, of Silverton, Ore. and Cindy V. Flores and her husband, Joe, of El Paso, Texas; grandsons, Joshua Williams, U.S. Navy, Johnny Sullivan, U.S. Navy, Zachery Williams, Eric Pace, Neil Robinson and Corey Robinson; four granddaughters, Brandi Newbeck, Rebecca Pace, Erin Pace, and Tiffany Pace; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Harrell H. Pace of Daleville and Walter R. Pace of Bailey; sisters, Euna Pratt of Meridian, Gladys Combs of Artesia, Sara Smith of Clinton, Valerie Bland of Bailey and Pat Colson of Starkville.
He was preceded in death by his parents Walter E. and Euna Caldwell Pace, brothers, Aubert E. Pace and Edmond B. Pace.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.
Pallbearers will be in his cousins.
Retired
PHILADELPHIA Services for William E. "Son" Hancock will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at McClain-Hayes Funeral Service chapel, with the Rev. Gene Higginbotham and Dr. Danny Purser officiating. Burial will be in Longino Cemetery.
Mr. Hancock, 77, of Philadelphia, died Friday, May 14, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was co-owner of L&H Body Shop in Philadelphia and was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a native of Neshoba County and a longtime resident of the Longino Community. He was a member of Longino Baptist Church and a member of the Philadelphia Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice Hancock of Philadelphia; a son, Glenn Hancock and his wife, Robyn, of Collinsville; daughters, Joan Hancock and Gail Allen and her husband, Tim, all of Philadelphia; grandchildren, Shane Allen of Philadelphia, Kalen Bosarge of Meridian and Ashley Poole of Asheville, N.C.; sisters, Eva Martin, Bobbie Green and Helen Barrier, all of Philadelphia, and Clarice Erwin of Madison; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, David Hancock in 1994.
Visitation will be held today from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Self-employed
SEBASTOPOL Services for Carlos Bell will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Nanih Waiya Mennonite Church with the Revs. Ethen Goode and Mark Roth officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Bell, 54, of Choctaw, died Friday, May 14, 2004 at Choctaw Health Center.
Survivors include his wife, Carmen Bell of Choctaw; daughters, Carla Bell and Marla Bell, both of Cleveland, Ohio, and Jessica Mayfield of Philadelphia; step-daughters, Kina King and Regina Hickman, both of Choctaw; sons, Isaac Bell and Terry Bell, both of Cleveland, Ohio; step-sons, Don Ray Denson, Timothy Denson and John Denson, all of Choctaw; sisters, Sybil Tubby, Sara Littlevoice, Betty Bell and Cindy Bell, all of Bogue Chitto, Marie Tubby of Pearl River and Kathy Sam of the Tucker Community; and 10 grandchildren.

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