CLEVELAND — Funeral services for Freddie Dillard Sr., 71, of Cleveland and formerly of Benoit will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Morning Star MB Church, Benoit. He died Oct. 8, 2002, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial will be in Old Morning Star Cemetery, Benoit, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.
CLEVELAND — Graveside services for Bobby Selby Garvin, 62, of Jacksonville, Fla., a former president of Mississippi Delta Community College in Moorhead, will be today at 3 p.m. in Delta Heights Memorial Gardens, Cleveland, under the direction of Ray Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died Oct. 7, 2002, at Kindred Springs Hospital, Green Cove Springs, Fla.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Beulah Mae Jackson, 63, of Greenville are pending at Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Oct. 9, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.
CLEVELAND — Funeral services for Elois Jackson, 50, of Cleveland will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at McEvans Elementary School, Shaw. She died Oct. 4, 2002, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial will be in Bethlehem No. 1 MB Church Cemetery, Shaw, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.
Survivors include her mother, Lizzetta Latham of Shaw; five daughters, Pamela Latham of Norcross, Ga., Veronica Latham of Gainsville, Ga., and Shonda Jackson, Tiffany Jackson and Sonya Jackson, all of Cleveland; three sons, Darnell Latham and Thomas C. Latham, both of Norcross, Ga., and Desi Jackson of Cleveland; four sisters, Essie Bass, Bertha Sanders and Berlie Moore, all of Shaw, and Judy Hall of Toledo, Ohio; three brothers, Auto Latham Jr. and J.W. Latham, both of Memphis, and Theodore Latham of North Carolina; and 30 grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.
Pastor Johnny Mackin will officiate.
HOLLANDALE — Funeral services for John Deloney Jackson, 60, of Hollandale will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Green MB Church, Hollandale. He died Oct. 5, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery, Hollandale, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Hollandale.
John Deloney Jackson was born Oct. 16, 1941, to Altee Bradley Jackson and the late David Jackson in Pace, Miss. His father and a brother also preceded him in death. He was educated in Rosedale, Miss. He married Katherine Johnson Sept. 11, 1959. To this union one son was born, John Jr. He worked as a machine operator at Zimmerman Brush Co. of Chicago, Ill., for 15 years. John D. loved the Lord. He professed a love in Christ at an early age. Upon his return to Hollandale, he united with Pleasant Green MB Church, where he became an ordained deacon. John was always a joy to be around. Whenever you saw him, he had a smile.
He leaves to cherish his memories one son, John Deloney Jackson Jr. of Chicago; his mother, Altee Bradley Jackson of Chicago; five brothers, David (Mattie) Jackson, Henry E. (Willie Mae) Jackson, Lorenzo (Willean) Jackson and Vernon L. (Patricia) Jackson, all of Chicago, and Charles (Ernestine) Jackson of Indianapolis; five sisters, Altee (Charles) Mallard, Mary Alice (John) Johnson and Alma Rose Spain, all of Chicago, Earlene (Murvin) Dean of Texarkana, Ark., and Fannie (John) Brooks of Indianapolis; two grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be today from 3 to 7 p.m. at Redmon Funeral Home chapel, Hollandale.
The Rev. R.C. Addison will officiate.
INDIANOLA — Funeral services for Tyrone Johnson, 39, of Indianola will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Heathman Church, Indianola. He died Oct. 7, 2002, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Heathman Church Cemetery, Indianola, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
Survivors include his father, Mayfield Jones of Los Angeles, and his mother, Johnnie Mae Johnson of Indianola; his grandmother, Curlalla Reed of Ruleville; one brother, Peter Williams of Indianola; and five sisters, Patricia Plummer, Trenda Johnson, Linda Sue Johnson, Devonna Watson and Annie Lour Floyd, all of Indianola.
Visitation will be today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
The Rev. James Cobbs will officiate.
MOORHEAD — Funeral services for Shannon Q. Knighten, 22, of Columbus, Ohio, will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Trinity House of Prayer, Moorhead. He died Oct. 4, 2002, at his home. Burial will be in East Road Cemetery, Sunflower, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
Survivors include his parents, Teddy and Patsy Knighten of Columbus, Ohio; his maternal grandparents, Johnny and Lillie B. Lloyd of Indianola; his paternal grandparents, Bishop Willie and Ollie Knighten of Moorhead; one son, Shannon Knighten Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; and one brother, Johnathan Caarson of Moorhead.
Visitation will be today from 2 to 6 p.m., with family hour from 6 to 7 p.m., at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
Bishop Willie Knighten will officiate.
CLEVELAND — Funeral services for Barbara Ann Nance, 58, of Cleveland will be today at 2 p.m. at Ray Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died Oct. 9, 2002, at her home. Burial will be in North Cleveland Cemetery.
The Rev. Robert Haney will officiate.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for James Augusta "Brother" Nash Sr., 74, of Memphis and formerly of Greenville will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Bethel MB Church, Greenville. He died Oct. 2, 2002, in Memphis. Burial will be in Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Leland.
James owned and operated No. One Small Engine Repair Shop for several years before moving to Memphis. He had worked for the Delta Democrat Times as a paper carrier for 14 years. He had also been employed at Friedman Steel Co. before retiring.
He leaves to remember his life of joy a loving and devoted wife, Fannie Nash of Memphis; one son, James Nash Jr. of Memphis; two daughters, Mary Cal Jones of Memphis and Shirley (Irvin) Dukes Sr. of Greenville; nine grandchildren, Irvin (Felicia) Dukes Jr., Veronica (Patrick) Gordon, Cassandra (Anthony) Miles, Walter Malone, James Nash III and Jayla Nash, all of Memphis, and Kimberly Jones, Jermarra Jones and Airell (Shanna) Dukes, all of Greenville; one adopted son, Billy Joe (Doris) Caldwell; five sisters, Almetta Gary and Vera (Nathaniel) Cozark, both of Chicago, Tressie Howard and Lillie Mae Johnson, both of Greenville, and Janie Smith of Memphis; one brother, Robert (Mary) Nash of Greenville; one brother-in-law, Abraham Dorsey of Greenville; six adopted grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be today from 1 to 6 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the church.
The Rev. Lester Jones is pastor of the church. Pastor David Franklin of New Mt. Bethel Church and Pastor Clay Holliday Sr. of Ward Chapel AME Church of Memphis will officiate.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Matthew Parise Sr., 75, of Greenville will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest MB Church, Greenville. He died Oct. 8, 2002, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial will be in Friendship Church Cemetery, Chatham, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.
Matthew was born Jan. 31, 1927, in Chatham, Miss., to the late Joe McCray and Alberta Parise. He was the oldest of their five blessings. He attended Sharkey County Public Schools. He confessed a hope in Christ at an early age and united with the Master MB Church, Leola, Miss. Later, he moved to Lake Washington and joined the Friendship MB Church. After many years of service, Deacon Parise moved to Greenville and united with the Old Kindling Altar MB Church under the leadership of the Rev. E.P. Powell, where he remained a faithful member, deacon and bus driver until his health failed. He met and married his beloved wife of 19 years, Geneva, on Nov. 6, 1982. Their union was blessed with patience and love in sickness until his death. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Matthew leaves to cherish his memories his devoted wife, Geneva Parise of Greenville; four sons, Murphy (Eva Nell) of Duncan, Calif., Matthew Parish Jr., Howard (Gloria) Parish of Greenville and Jimmy (Veronica) Parish of Long Beach, Calif.; five daughters, Alberta Kemp of Baton Rouge, Lizzie Hall of Durante, Calif., Ollie Bell of Long Beach, Calif., and Geneva Parish and Jeanette Pope, both of Killeen, Texas; twin sisters, Bobbie Merrill and Betty Joor, both of Greenville; one brother, Nathan McCray of East St. Louis, Ill.; eight stepchildren; 42 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, nurses, friends and church family.
Visitation will be Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m., with family hour from 6 to 7 p.m., at Redmon Funeral Home chapel, Greenville.
Pastor A.M. Hines is pastor of the church. Pastor Howard Savage will officiate.
ROLLING FORK — Funeral services for Julia Stevenson, 84, of Rolling Fork will be Saturday at noon at Mt. Zion MB Church, Cary. She died Oct. 3, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Greene Chapel Cemetery, Rolling Fork, under the direction of Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork.
She was a member of the Knights & Daughters of Tabor, Mt. Albarn Union, and mother of Mt. Zion Church.
Survivors include 10 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family will meet for prayer at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Viewing will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at the church.
ISOLA — Funeral services for Dr. Samuel Cooke Sugg Jr., 85, of Isola, a physician, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Isola. He died Oct. 10, 2002, at Humphreys County Memorial Hospital, Belzoni. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Inverness, under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home, Belzoni.
Dr. Sugg was born in Calhoun City, Miss., the son of Samuel Cooke and Mary Davis Sugg Sr. He was a resident of Isola for 52 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Isola, the American Southern Medical Association, Mississippi State Medical Association, the American Legion and the Civil War Round Table, and a former Isola Lions Club member.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Sugg of Isola; two daughters, Meredith (Dave) Frederickson of Utica, N.Y., and Julianne Sugg of Lafayette, La.; one son, Samuel "Sandy" (Susan) Sugg of Olive Branch; one sister, Virginia Ellard of Houston, Miss.; and two granddaughters, Lindsey Sugg and Samantha Sugg, both of Olive Branch.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mortimer Funeral Home, Belzoni.
INDIANOLA -- Funeral services for Amos Edward Boyer Britt Sr., 87, a retired farmer of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, Indianola. He died Dec. 6, 2002, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood. Burial will be in Indianola City Cemetery under the direction of Card Funeral Home, Indianola.
He was a World War II Army veteran. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is elder emeritus of First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lemore Powell Britt; a daughter, Alice Britt Varner of Moreno Valley, Calif.; two sons, A.E. Boye Britt Jr. and John E. Britt, both of Indianola, Miss.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Card Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to donor's choice.
MOUND BAYOU -- Funeral arrangements for Ester Burton, 96, of Mound Bayou are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died Dec. 6, 2002, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland.
INDIANOLA -- Funeral arrangements for Leon Cole, 62, of Indianola are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. He died Dec. 6, 2002, in Indianola.