Obituaries for Sunday, July 4, 2004

By Staff
SEBASTOPOL Services for Jesse Williams will be held today at 2 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, with the Rev. Calvin Gibson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Williams, 53, of Conehatta, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004. He was employed with Tyson Foods.
Survivors include his daughters, Marjean Williams of Conehatta, Diane Johnson of Choctaw and Wynema Jim of Choctaw; sons, Armand Williams of Yazoo City and Jesse James Williams of Conehatta; sisters, Sarah Ruth Johnson and Sarina Anderson, both of Conehatta; a brother, James Marvin Williams of Conehatta; eight grandchildren and a special companion, Diane Clemmons of Conehatta.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Williams, and a son, Reggie Williams.
Farmer
PHILADELPHIA Services for Curtis Mack Thompson will be held today at 4 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service, Inc. Chapel, with the Revs. Murphy Thompson, E.C. Tucker, Hugh Martin and Dudley Winstead officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Mr. Thompson, 66, of Philadelphia, died Friday, July 2, 2004, at Leake County Memorial Hospital in Carthage. He was a lifelong resident of Neshoba County and a longtime resident of the Laurel Hill community. He was a 4-H leader and coached baseball in the local park system. Mr. Thompson was a member and deacon of Laurel Hill Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Thompson of Philadelphia; a daughter, Jackie Cheatham and her husband Kevin of Philadelphia; sons, Rev. Murphy Thompson and his wife Shellye of Philadelphia and Jamie Thompson and his wife Angela of Clinton; grandchildren, Benjamin Cheatham, Kyle Thompson and Mallory Thompson; sisters, Edwina Pope of Carthage, Bobbie Blocker of Philadelphia, Sally Darling of Bentonia and Brenda Hindman of Beaumont, Texas; brothers, Kenneth Thompson and Jimmy Thompson, both of Philadelphia and Dr. Gary Dewayne Thompson of Biloxi and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Cheatham, Murphy Thompson, Jamie Thompson, Benjamin Cheatham, Randy Pope, Harold Blocker, Johnny Thompson, Steve Pope and Kyle Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be Garnet Griffin, Luke Primer, Justin Wilcher, Claudie Hardy and William Ellis.
Retired police chief
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Walter Johnson, 90, of Butler, will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a grandson, Kerry Norwood of Butler; a brother, Bill Johnson of Shubuta, Miss.; a sister, Myrtis Griffith and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
GILBERTOWN, Ala. Services for Sarah Jeanette Jacobs will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Edgar Jenkins and Cliff Waddell officiating. Burial will be in Martin Cemetery in Toxey.
Mrs. Jacobs, 63, of Toxey, died Saturday, July 3, 2004, at Wayne General Hospital in Waynesboro.
Survivors include her husband, C.T. Jacobs of Toxey; a daughter, Shelia J. Hearn and husband Lonnie of Birmingham; a brother, Ray Jimerson of Gilbertown and a grandchild, Danielle Hearn of Birmingham.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Thomas Jacobs.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Louie L. Leddon will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Leddon, 72, of Ward, died Friday, July 2, 2004, in Meridian, Miss.
Survivors include his wife, Faye Leddon of Ward; sons, Louis L. Leddon of Baton Rouge, La., Robert Charles Leddon of Georgia, Lloyd Stanley Leddon of Alabama and Dakota Lamar Leddon of Ward; daughters, Teresa Bowden of Ward, Mary Faye Leddon of Ward, Stacy Allison of Huntsville, and Melodye Leddon of Georgia; brothers, Rufus Leddon of Geneva, J.W. Leddon of Mobile, and Casper Leddon of El Cajon, Calif.; a sister, Evelyn Culpepper of Montgomery; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Homemaker
Services for Patricia K. Banta will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with Fathers Elvin Sunds and Matthew Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Banta, 74, of Meridian, died Friday, July 2, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital. She was known for her love of children, and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church for more than 43 years. She loved her husband and her family very much. She was affectionately known as "Mom" and "Nonnie."
Survivors include her husband, Richard C. Banta, six children, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
Pallbearers wil be her grandsons.
Memorials may be made to St. Judes Children's Hospital.
Visitation will be Monday from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home, with a scripture service starting at 7 p.m.

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