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Obituaries for Monday, May 17, 2004

By Staff
Retired carpenter
Services for Vester L. "Bill" Drew were to be held today at 10 a.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church in Newton County with the Revs. Jimmy McDill, Steve Jordan and Buddy McElroy officiating. Burial was to be the church cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Drew, 99, of Marianna, Fla., formerly of Meridian, died Thursday, May 13, 2004, in Pickens, S.C. He was born in Newton County and lived in Phoenix, Aria., where he worked in aircraft defense during World War II. He lived and worked many years in St. Petersburg, Fla., and retired there. He was a member of Clearview Baptist Church in St. Petersburg and an avid quail hunter.
Survivors include his sons, Robert Drew and his wife, Frances, of Covington, La., and Jim Drew and his wife, Eileen, of Marianna; daughters, Kathleen Stroup and her husband, Herb, of Sunset, S.C., and Sharon Hedgepeth and his husband, John, of Bailey; a step-son, Orville Ray and his wife, Jane, of Punta Gorda, Fla.; grandchildren, Larry Drew, Donna Southern, Patricia Warren, Kristen Berberovich, Debbie Asprooth, Terri Kerkera, Robin Stroup, Wayne Hedgepeth, Lauren Hedgepeth, Karen Stroup, Scott Realmuto and Andrea Janish; three step-grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Kate Taggard Drew and Mimme Hansford Drew; and a son, Danny Drew.
Retired court reporter
BILOXI Graveside services for Annie P. "Cissy" Elliott Crenshaw will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Rosehill-Magnolia Cemetery. Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Crenshaw, 81, of D'Iberville, died Friday, May 14, 2004, in Biloxi. She was born on July 11, 1922 in Meridian, where she lived until moving to the Gulf Coast in 2000. She was a retired court reporter and a Presbyterian.
Survivors include her husband, Dal M. Crenshaw of Biloxi; a daughter, Carolyn Hemba of Ocean Springs; a son, Bill Elliott of Chattanooga, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her former husband, Edward Perry Elliott; her parents, Tom and Julia Peebles; and a sister, Mary Galusha.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of the South, Mississippi Division, 4803 Harrison Circle, Gulfport, MS 39507.
Pallbearers will be Bob Deen, Walter Epps, Bill Gillespie, Bill Huff, Billy Riley, Alex Weddington, Hunter George Weddington and Ralph Young.
Retired district manager for National Cellouse Company
Services for William A. Fuller will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Davey Wilkerson officiating. Burial will be in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Russell.
Mr. Fuller, 77, of Meridian, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at Riley Nursing Center.
Survivors include his daughter, Charlotte Wright and her husband, DeWayne, of Cuba, Ala.; sons, Mark Fuller and his wife, Elise, of Meridian and William Harvey and his wife, Deborah, of Nampa, Idaho; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brothers, James Everette Fuller of Russell, Billy Joe Fuller of Meridian and Charles Lynn Fuller of Lenore, Idaho; sisters, Ethel Jay of Meridian and Juanice Goodman of Shelby.
Visitation will be Tuesday noon until service time at the funeral home.
Retired La-Z-Boy employee
NEWTON Services for Deloris Bounds Garvin were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. J.B. Costilow and Joey Lang officiating. Burial was in Pine Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Garvin, 64, of Newton, died Friday, May 14, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital. She was retired from service warranty department at La-Z-Boy in Newton. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, the Eastern Star and the Newton Garden Club. She was a hostess for the Newton Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors include her daughters, Marion Waller of Newton and Connie Harvey of Lawrence; a son, David Garvin and his wife, Carla, of Chunky; a sister, Mary Alice Mangum of Newton; brothers, Quinn Bounds of Pearl and Welton Bounds of Jacksonville, Fla.; six grandchildren, Christina Garvin, Allan Harvey, Dusty Garvin, Colby Harvey, Darren Garvin and Lacey Garvin; a great-grandchild, Allison Garvin; a special friend, Myrtie Bell Garvin of Newton; and her beloved pet, Inky.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee Richard and Nora Thompson Bounds; three sisters and a brother.
Pallbearers were Sonny Upton, Wade Bounds, Scott Bounds, Allen Harvey, Steve Bounds and Michael Paul Bounds. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Bounds, Charles Thompson, C.B. Thompson, Harry Thompson and Sam Bounds.
Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home for Lois Smith, 89, of Collinsville, who died Monday, May 17, 2004, at Riley Hospital.