GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Bobbie Ann Host, 43, of Greenville will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Harris, Brown & Marion Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. She died Jan. 26, 2002, at The King's Daughters Hospital, Greenville. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Metcalfe.
Mrs. Host was born in Avon, Miss., and was a graduate of the class of 1977 at Walnut High School. She attended Foster Cosmetologist College. She moved to Greenville in 1997, and worked at Double Quick Church's Chicken on U.S. 82 and Cedar streets. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jessie M. Host, Janice Bell, Jessie Neal and Sam Neal, who raised her.
Survivors include her husband, Bobbie Bell of Memphis; four sisters, Betty Host, Leola (James) Harris and Deborah Neal, all of Greenville, and Deborah Stone of Collierville, Tenn.; three brothers, John L. Host of Greenville, and Lee Andrew Host and J.W. Host, both of Chicago; five nieces, Willie Mae, Natasha, Dawanda and K.K., all of Greenville, and Yolanda Skipper of Cleveland; seven nephews, James Host, William Host, Brain Host, Travis Host, Howard Host and Gregory Host, whom she raised like her son, all of Greenville, and John Skipper of Cleveland; two godchildren, Sylvia Johnson and Justin Harris, both of Greenville; two special friends, Eula Walker and Dorothy Price, both of Greenville; one very special cousin, O.C. Clayton of Greenville; and a host of loving co-workers and sorrowing friends.
Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.
The Rev. David Franklin will officiate.
ISOLA — Funeral services for Savannah Powell, 80, of Isola will be Friday at noon at Word of Faith Ministries, Belzoni. She died of heart failure Feb. 3, 2002, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood. Burial will be in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Isola, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Belzoni.
Survivors include three sons, Joe Louis Powell of Racine, Wis., and W.D. Powell and Dimp Powell, both of Isola; five daughters, Rosie Long, Mary Alice Woods and Joanna Johnson, all of Racine, Wis., Bernice Powell of Chicago and Alberta Loftin of Linden, Ala.; one brother, Claude Rayford of Newton; and two sisters, Elnora Harris of Isola and Roberta Redmond of Racine, Wis.
Visitation will be Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home chapel, Belzoni.
The Rev. Johnny Dodd will officiate.
MIDNIGHT — Funeral services for Mason Robinson, 75, of Midnight will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Calvary MB Church, Midnight. He died of heart failure Feb. 1, 2002, at Humphreys County Memorial Hospital, Belzoni. Burial will be in Calvary MB Church Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Belzoni.
Survivors include three sons, Albert Robinson of Pittsburgh, Mason Robinson of Chicago and Jackie Robinson of Midnight; five daughters, Barbara Bullock and Everlean Deere, both of Pittsburgh, Willie Mae Banks and Queen Robinson, both of Chicago, and Mary Joe Robinson of St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Henry Robinson of Midnight; and two sisters, Mary Morris and Everlean Jackson, both of Midnight.
Visitation will be Friday from noon to 5 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home chapel, Belzoni.
The Rev. Ron Woodruff will officiate.
HARRISON, Ark. — William Kenneth Thurmond, 41, of Harrison and formerly of Greenville, Miss., died Feb. 4, 2002, at the home of his nephew in Harrison, from a lengthy illness of cancer. Arrangements were under the direction of Coffman Funeral Home, Harrison.
Kenny worked at Pace Industries as a maintenance mechanic until his illness no longer allowed it. He loved to hunt, fish, cook and spend time with friends and family. He will be sorely missed.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Thurmond Jr.; his paternal grandparents, Paul Thurmond Sr. and Cecil Mae Thurmond; his maternal grandfather, G.T. Kerr; and most recently by a brother-in-law, Felix J. Mann.
He is survived by his mother, Dora Dean Thurmond of Greenville; two brothers, Paul (Amelia) Thurmond III of Atlanta, Ga., George Thomas (Laura) Thurmond of Starkville; two sisters, Charlotte Mann of Ridgeland and Jackie (Bill) Cox of Greenville; his maternal grandmother, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Kerr; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Most importantly, Kenny leaves behind his nephew and best friend, William "Bill" Hurst, wife Rhonda, and children, Jessica and Brian, of Harrison, who allowed him to remain in their home, where he was given special care by their family until he died. He didn't want to die in a hospital. For all they have done, our family wishes to thank them. We love them very much for what they have done.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Jimmy "Jim" Doyle Williams, 51, of Greenville, a mobile home salesman, will be today at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. He died of heart failure Feb. 4, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Leland-Stoneville Cemetery, Stoneville.
Mr. Williams was born June 8, 1950, at Benoit, Miss., to Grover and Betty Williams. He moved to Greenville at an early age with his parents and had been a lifelong resident. He attended Greenville public schools and graduated from Greenville High School. He was a mobile home salesman for Dixie Mobile Homes for 16 years, until 2001, when he opened Jimmy's Repo Center located next to Dixie Mobile Homes. He was preceded in death by his father, Grover Williams, in 1987. He was a member of Pea Ridge Hunting Club and Lake Lee Hunting Club, and was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Gail Williams of Greenville; one daughter, Amy (Steven) Nevels of Leland; two sons, James "Jimbo" Williams of Leland and Doyle (Shannon) Williams of Greenville; his mother, Betty Williams of Greenville; his maternal grandmother, Ada Wylie of Greenville; one brother, Bobby Williams of Canton; two sisters, Jeannie (Tommy) Bancroft of Mansfield, Texas, and Debi (Ronnie) Price of Rincon, Ga.; and five grandchildren, Cody Williams, Haley Williams, Hannah Williams, Chris Williams and Debra Williams.
The Rev. Ken Moody will officiate.
ITTA BENA -- Funeral services for Glassie Lee Dean, 62, of Itta Bena will be Wednesday at noon at Union Grove MB Church, Moorhead. She died April 4, 2002, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood. Burial will be in Swan Lake MB Church Cemetery, Moorhead, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
Visitation will be today from 2 to 6 p.m., with family hour from 6 to 7 p.m., at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
The Rev. Earl Reed will officiate.
GREENVILLE -- Graveside services for Sarah Elizabeth Hanners, 86, a homemaker of Greenville, will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Fairfax Cemetery, Valley, Ala. She died of heart failure April 7, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Greenville.
Mrs. Hanners was born June 28, 1915, at Sanford, Fla., to the late Walter and Sarah McCormick. She received her education at Sanford public schools. She has been a resident of Greenville since 1984. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert E. Hanners, in 1977; one daughter, Shirley Mae Joiner; and two sons, Gerald Tillman and Phillip D. Hanners. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include one son, James (Liz) Hanners of Greenville; four daughters, Bonnie (James) Patterson of Opelika, Ala., Jean Franks of Osteen, Fla., Reva (Tom) Coker of Valley, Ala., and Louise (Dick) Molner of Brandon, Fla.; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the home of James and Liz Hanners in Greenville.
LELAND -- Funeral services for Christene Oliver Johnson, 75, of Leland, will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at St. Peter MB Church, Leland. She died April 4, 2002, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Greenville, under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Leland.
Mrs. Johnson worked for Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dean for several years before joining the Leland school district cafeteria staff. After retiring from the school district, she did private duties for Mr. and Mrs. P.D. Condon and family until her health prevented her from doing so. She led a full life and loved everyone. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Moore Murray.
She leaves to mourn her devoted husband, Joseph C. Johnson of Tullahoma, Tenn.; one devoted and loving daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline and Philander Welton; three grandsons, Daniel L. Johnson of San Diego, and Kristofer Johnson and Richard J. Joryman III, both of Leland; a devoted cousin, Rosetta (Paul) McCullar of Harvey, Ill.; a very special friend, Rosie Hall of Leland; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
The body will lie in state Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church.
The Rev. Billy D. Robinson will officiate.
GREENVILLE -- Funeral arrangements for Willie Sayles, 52, of Greenville are pending at Frye Funeral Home, Leland. He died April 7, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.
LELAND -- Funeral arrangements for Maxine Thomas, 72, of Leland, are pending at Frye Funeral Home, Leland. She died April 7, 2002, at The King's Daughters Hospital, Greenville.
BELZONI -- Funeral services for Arthur Marion Williams, 43, a farm maintenance supervisor of Belzoni, will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Mortimer Funeral Home chapel, Belzoni. He died April 7, 2002, at Humphreys County Hospital, Belzoni, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Burial will be in Greencrest Memorial Gardens under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home, Belzoni.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth C. Williams of Belzoni; one daughter, Magen Louise Flemmons of Isola; three sons, Anthony Johnson of Leland, Atley Williams of Austin, Texas, and Willie Earl Carter of Belzoni; mother, Joyce Williams of Silver City; four sisters, Alice Atkinson of West Monroe, La., Loraine Wiggins of Beckville, Texas, Lilly Mae Neese of Decatur, Miss., and Betty Jo High of Vicksburg; and four brothers, Lester Williams and Gene Williams, both of Silver City, James Williams of Houston, Texas, and Earl Williams of Jackson, Miss.
Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mortimer Funeral Home, Belzoni.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Bessie Lee Armstrong, 87, of Greenville are pending at Dillon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died July 23, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Simon Honour Jr., 87, of Greenville will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at New White Stone MB Church, Greenville. He died July 20, 2002, at Bolivar Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cleveland. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Metcalfe, under the direction of Watson-Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville.
Mr. Honour was born June 9, 1915, in Clarksdale, Miss., to the late Mr. and Mrs. Simon Honour Sr. He served his country in World War II from 1943 to 1946 in the U.S. Army. He was baptized and was a member of New White Stone MB Church family. He was married to Mary Lee Moore until death called him home. To this union six children were born. One child preceded him in death.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Mary Honour of Greenville; two daughters, Ruby (Henry) Griffin of North Richland Hill, Texas, and Sylvia Birt of Greenville; three sons, Cornelius (Donna) Honour of Greenville, Joseph (Charlayne) Honour of Crossett, Ark., and Stanley (Irene) Honour of Crestview, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of other close relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Watson-Edwards & Evans Funeral Home chapel, Greenville.
The Rev. David Rawls will officiate.