Claudia C. Bean
Memorial services for Mrs. Claudia Clyburn Bean, 82, of the East Fork Community of Amite County, were held Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. at Hartman Funeral Home Chapel in McComb.
Mrs. Bean, a native of Texas, died Jan. 9, 2002 at her residence. She was a member of the McComb Church of Christ.
She is survived by three sons, E.R. "Dick" Bean of Memphis, Charles R. Bean of Senatobia, and Barry Bean of Kosciusko; a daughter, Beverly Ganno of Grass Valley, Calif.; four sisters, Opal Tennison, Dorothy Jackson, Nadine Tennison and Barbara Browley all of Tyler, Texas; 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldredge Robert Bean, and two brothers, L.G. Clyburn and Travis Clyburn.
Burial was in Gillsburg Memorial Park in Amite County.
Martha W. Carter
Services for Mrs. Martha A. Williams Carter, 41, of Mathiston were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Montevista Cemetery in Webster County.
Mrs. Carter, a native of Ackerman, died Feb. 1, 2002 at her residence. She was a computer technician.
She is survived by her husband, Andy Carter of Mathiston; her mother, Geneva Williams of Eupora; a daughter, Casondra Russell of Mathiston; a son, Dustin Carter of Mathiston; four sisters, Gail Beck, Susan Cooper, Janice Hubbard all of Eupora, and Sandra Litton of Greenville; two brothers, Kenneth Williams of Eupora and Randy Williams of Chattanooga, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her father, M.T. Williams.
Pallbearers were David Ware, Chris Williams, Chad Williams, Johnny Carter, Gregg Medders, Andrew Jackson and Thomas Carter.
Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora was in charge of arrangements.
Mary M.B. Massie
Services for Mrs. Mary Mattlien Busbea Massie, 73, of Grenada were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Grenada.
Mrs. Massie, a retired nurse, died Jan. 31, 2002 at the Grenada Lake Medical Center.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin John Massie of Grenada; three daughters, Cathy Lynn Sullivan, Melissa Jean Vance of Grenada and Elizabeth Ann Smith if Fishkill, N.Y.; two sons, William Joseph Massie and Marvin Russell Massie of Grenada; three sisters, Marlene Smith of Knoxville, Tenn., Betty Odom of Covington, La., and Barbara English of Grenada; two brothers, Clay Busbea and David Busbea of Kosciusko; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 2178, Ridgeland, Miss. 39158-2178.
Garner-Harper Funeral Home of Grenada was in charge of arrangements.
James C. Parham
James Campbell Parham of Pinehurst, N.C., died Jan. 31, 2002 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born in Kosciusko in 1914 and was the son of the late Hosmer and Ava Parham. He attended Mississippi College and the University of Tennessee. He became a Certified Public Accountant and became well known in the bakery industry for his accounting systems and management skills. He served as Chief Financial Officer for C.J. Patterson Company, President of Bell Bakeries Inc., Chief Executive Officer of American Bakers Cooperative and retired in 1977 as Vice President from Arnold Bakers of Greenwich, Conn.
After retirement he was a member of the International Executive Service Corp and traveled to the Philippines, Korea, Sri Lanka, and Guatemala as a consultant to the bakery industry. He was a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Society of Bakery Engineers, The Village Chapel in Pinehurst, Pinehurst Country Club and a former member and vice president of the Kiwanis Club.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Perkins Parham of Pinehurst; his sister, Joyce Brown of Shreveport, La.; sons, Leon Parham of Cape Charles, Va., and James C. Parham Jr. of Solebury, Pa., and grandsons Andrew and Matthew Parham.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Parham, and sisters Janice Bond, Josephine Beatley, and his wife of 60 years Charlotte Fuller Parham.
A memorial service will the held at The Village Chapel with the date to be announced.
Memorials may be made to The Village Chapel of Pinehurst.
Powell Funeral Home of Southern Pines, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.
Services for Mrs. Ella Perteet, 87, of Kosciusko were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church with burial in Brooks Cemetery.
Mrs. Perteet, a native of Attala County, died Jan. 31, 2002 at the Attala Nursing Center following an illness of several years. She was a member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a step son, Rodolphus Simpson; a number of nieces, nephews and her guardian, Mrs. Clara Newell.
The Rev. Roosevelt Gage officiated. Winters Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Birdie Mae Stonestreet
Funeral services for Mrs. Birdie Mae Whitten Stonestreet, 85, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Kosciusko, were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Jordan Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial was in Parkway Cemetery.
Mrs. Stonestreet, a native of New Albany, died Jan. 30, 2002 in Pensacola. She was a homemaker and was employed by Merchants and Farmers Bank in Kosciusko for 32 years, retiring in 1981 as vice president/trust officer.
She was a graduate of New Albany High School and Chillicothe Business College. She served in many capacities on the local, state and national levels of the National Association of Banking Women. She was the first woman speaker at the Mississippi Bankers Association Trust Conference in 1970. During her career, she belonged to many civic organizations and received many awards including "Outstanding Career Woman 1967" from the Mississippi Federation of Business and Professional Women's Club and "Woman of Achievement 1969". Her name is also listed in Who's Who of American Women, 7th Edition, 1971. She was a member of Parkway Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Stonestreet, Sr.
She is survived by a daughter, Sylvia Stonestreet Flowers of Pensacola, Fla.; a son, William G. Stonestreet Jr. of Rochester Mills, Mich.; a sister, Mary Louise Walker of Gulfport; a brother, Homer Wade Whitten of Milton, Fla.; grandchildren, Mark W. Flowers of Jacksonville, N.C., S. Christian Flowers of Garfield, N.J., Deana F. Lewis of Pensacola, Fla., Roxanna Mae Kratz of Pensacola, William G. Stonestreet III of Rochester Hills, Eberley D. Stonestreet of Valdosta, Ga; great-grandchildren, Renee L. Flowers, Leticha A. Flowers, A. Brent Lewis, Sylvia M. Kratz and Michael F. Kratz Jr. and two great-great-grandchildren, Lori M. Locklear and Emily R. Locklear.
The Rev. Dr. Joe Pate officiated.
Pallbearers were William H. Walker, Andrew C. Walker, Homer Wade Whitten Jr., Icey W. Day Jr., Robert H. Walker, Paul Guyton Walker, James D. Whitten and Ramon Jackson Jr.
Honorary pallbearers were Hugh Potts Jr., John C. Love Jr., Charles Pope, Pat Vanderford and H. Hunter Jordan Sr.
Curtis Lee Wilder Jr.
Services for Curtis Lee Wilder Jr., 31, of Kosciusko were held Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. at Jackson Street First Baptist Church with burial in Parkway Cemetery.
Wilder, a native of Attala County, died Jan. 25, 2002 at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Wilder of Memphis, Tenn.; his mother, Marie Wilder of Kosciusko; three daughters, Karysha Bell, Miarcle Ward and Odessa Staffney; six sisters, Daisy, Brenda, LaShawn, Tabita, Debra and Ella; a brother, two brothers, Kennedy and Willie Earl.
The Rev. Louiza Dixon officiated with Winters Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Ricky Wilder, Martin Perteet, Douglas Tucker, Reggie Smith, Bo Rimmer and Isiah Hall.
William Earl Barnes
Graveside services for William Earl Barnes, 66, of Kosciusko were held April 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Seneasha Cemetery.
Barnes, a retired truck and school bus driver, died April 9, 2002 at his residence. He was a native of Goodman and a member of the Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jones Barnes and a son, James Earl Barnes, both of Kosciusko; three daughters, Sharon Abel of Pulaski, Michele Mae McDaniel of Zama, and Stacy Aileen Barnes of Kosciusko; two sisters, Polly Pridmore of Commerce, Texas, and Cathlene Burrell of McAdams; five grandchildren.
Pallbearers were David Lee, Tommy King, Dale Steele, Doug Bonaventure, Rodger Bell, Clayton Abel and Randall Martin.
The Rev. Ken Salley officiated with Culpepper-Nowell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Benjamin F. Halderman
Funeral services for Benjamin Frank "Hank" Halderman, 52, of McCool were held Friday at 10 a.m. at Jordan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Liberty Hill Cemetery.
Halderman, who served 11 years in the Attala County Sheriff's Department, died April 7, 2002 at his residence. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a member of Liberty Hill United Methodist Church.
He is survived by a daughter, Hollie Steele of Kosciusko; a son, Benjamin Frank Halderman II of McCool; three sisters, Bonnie Burnett, Glenda Green, both of Atlanta, Ga., Barbara Willis of Philadelphia; three brothers, Billy J. "Joey" Halderman of Kosciusko, Eddie Halderman and Johnny Halderman, both of McCool; three grandchildren.
Ministers were the Rev. Tony Black, the Rev. Jimmy Threadgill and the Rev. John Armstrong.
Pallbearers were Dwight Brantley, Charles Thomas Pender Jr., Roy Goss, Arlis "Bubba" Steen, Elvis Brantley, Bobby McKnight, Charles Kelly Black, Mark Bradberry, Larry Black, Mike Hutchinson, Pop Lawrence and Larry Milner.
Honorary pallbearers were personnel of the Attala County Sheriff's Department.
Memorials may be made to Liberty Hill United Methodist Church.