Obituaries for Sunday, August 1, 2004

By Staff
Services for Juanita Long Wright will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, with the Revs. Gene Neal and Tom Cotten officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Quitman. Wright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Wright, 79, of Quitman, died Saturday, July 31, 2004, in Quitman.
Survivors include her husband, L. Glynn Wright of Quitman; sons, L.G. "Butch" Wright and his wife Diane and Ronald D. "Ronnie" Wright and his wife Christine, all of Quitman; grandchildren, Julia Wright, Lou Wright and his wife Tracy and Jennifer Garrett and her husband Riley, all of Quitman, Scott Wright and Katherine Wright, both of Starkville; and great-grandchildren Caroline Garrett, Evan Garrett and Kayleigh Wright, all of Quitman.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Edward Long and Lillian Davis Long.
Pallbearers will be James Morgan, Billy Long, Denton Buddy Scott, Al Ladner, James Winstead and Bubba Lang.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or a favorite charity.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Clarke County Baptist Center.
NEWTON Services for Ellis E. Chance Sr. will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel, with Drs. Frank Harmon and Leroy Brewer officiating. Burial will be in Newton County Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Chance, 96, of Newton, died Friday, July 30, 2004, at Newton Regional Hospital. He was owner and pharmacist of McBeath Drug Store for nearly 30 years, and had previously worked for Standard Drug Company in Meridian for 30 years.
He grew up in Jefferson County near Prentiss. After obtaining a high school diploma, he attended the University of Tennesse School of Pharmacy. He worked his way through college during the Great Depression, and earned highest honors upon completion of his pharmacy degree. He obtained a multitude of honors in pharmacy and civic activities throughout his lifetime. He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Newton for 40 years. He served as a deacon and Sunday School superintendent for many of those years. His love and devotion for God gave him great strength and his faith was his guiding light.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Loyette Dorrill Chance; sons, Ellis Earl Chance Jr. of Ft. Myers, Fla., Paul A. Chance and his wife Nita of Newton and Dr. Ricky L. Chance of Ocean Springs; a sister, Mary Margaret Hudson of Ashland, Ken.; and four grandchildren, Christina, Justin, Laura and Ethan Chance.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Jack Chance; his mother, Mary Yates Chance; his first wife, Ethel Branton; two sons, John Dorrill Chance and Milton Lamar Chance; and 10 brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers will be Billy Houston, Rusty McMillian, Michael Ledlow, Leslie Phillips, Mike Strebeck and Bill May.
Visitation will be held today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Francis Davis Wilkinson will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Gilbert Prince and Alan Dearing officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Wilkinson, 94, of Meridian, died Friday, July 30, 2004, at her home. She was a member of Marion United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her son, Rev. Davey Wilkinson and his wife Elizabeth of Meridian; a sister, Billie Lynch of Charleston; numerous nieces and nephews and a special friend, Lee Chambers of Meridian.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Cloyce Wilkinson; a son, William Cloyce Wilkinson Jr. and a grandson, Larry D. Wilkinson Jr.
Visitation will be held today from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
FOREST Services for Allie Mae Allen will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at Crossroads Church of God in Sebastopol. Burial will be in Damascus Cemetery. Ott and Lee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Allen, 83, of Walnut Grove, died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at Hospice in His Hands in Madden.
Visitation will be this evening at the church.
Arrangements were incomplete at Clark's Funeral Home for Irving James Eadie, 49, of Meridian, who died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.

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