Obituaries for Thursday, July 22, 2004

By Staff
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Services for Bobbie Jean Watkins Kelly will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Beatline Baptist Church in Conehatta with the Revs. Steve Robinson and Wayne Griffith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hampton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Kelly, 71, of Conehatta, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include her daughters, Lenora Averett and her husband, Donald and Pat May and her husband, Ray, all of Conehatta, Kathy Johnson and her husband, James Harold, of Newton, Ann Thompson and her husband, Kelby, and Candy Kelly, all of Decatur; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Randolph D. Kelly; her parents, Elsie Parker and Earl Watkins and her brother, Jimmy Watkins Sr.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the church.
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NEWTON Services for Elnora J. Hillhouse will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Leroy Brewer officiating. Burial will be in the Newton Masonic Cemetery.
Mrs. Hillhouse, 66, of Newton, died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Hillhouse of Newton; daughters, Lois Sharp of Union, Rebecca Denning of Bushwood, Md., Jan Addy of Decatur and Brenda Hendrix of Bruceton, Tenn.; sons, Larry Sills and Jerry Sills, both of Newton; sisters, Dorothy Lynch of Columbia, Tenn., Claryce Faukner of Ethridge, Tenn., and Janice Grooms of Columbia, Tenn.; brothers, John Workman of Ethridge, Tenn. and Glenn Workman of Goodland, Kan.; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Annie Mae Attkisson Workman; a son, Barry Sills; a brother, Gary Workman; sisters, Wilma Reynolds, Anna Holt and Ruth Workman.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Services for Betty Martin Burns will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Tom Sikes officiating. Burial will be in the Burns Family Cemetery.
Mrs. Burns, 75, of Meridian, died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, in her home. She was a member of First Christian Church and will be remembered as being devoted to her family and friends.
Survivors include her daughter, Robyn Burns Mayfield and her husband, John, of Meridian; a son, David Burns of Meridian; 11 grandchildren, Amy Countiss and her husband, Rick, Ashley Castle and her husband, Nick, Heather Holley and her husband, Brad, Kim Briggs, David Burns III, Beau Burns, Hayden Burns, Layne Burns, Monroe Mayfield, Paul Mayfield and Burns Mayfield; seven great-grandchildren; a special family, Henry and Elizabeth Burns, Johnny Bryan, Jack Bryan, Ricky Bryan, Chuck Bryan, Kris Bryan and Michael Bryan and their families and Josephine Hodges.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Brian and Lottie Martin and a daughter, Beth Hudson.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church.
Pallbearers will be Rick Countiss, Nick Castle, Brad Holley, David Burns III, Monroe Mayfield and Paul Mayfield.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
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DEKALB Services for Lyvonia "Lil Bit" Hopkins will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at New Bethlehem United Methodist Church in DeKalb with the Rev. Bennie Pollock officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. E.E. McDonald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hopkins, 85, of DeKalb, died Thursday, July 15, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her son, Charles "Junior Boy/Yu Ya" Naylor Jr. of Killeen, Texas; three grandchildren; sisters, Lois Wiggin of Kansas City, Mo., Ruth Clay Holton and Mable Emerson, both of Meridian and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by two husbands and four siblings.
Visitation will Friday 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Milling Funeral Home of Union for Linda Ann Burroughs, 58, of Union, who died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, in her home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Edward Winners, 84, of Meridian, who died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Johnnie Stone, 85, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.

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