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Mississippi Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 114

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Date: Friday, 18 October 2013, at 1:16 p.m.

Pang

GREENVILLE Funeral services for Edward Pang, 90, of Greenville will be June 9 at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel at First Baptist Church, Greenville. He died of heart failure May 25, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in the Chinese Cemetery, Greenville, under the direction of Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville.

Mr. Pang was a native of Toyshan Province, China. He was a longtime Greenville grocery merchant, and was born Nov. 11, 1911. He came to the United States in 1922 at the age of 11. He lived in Frankfort, Ind., where he went to school and worked in his father's laundry and owned a restaurant for a time. In his school years, he played basketball and tennis and was also a cheerleader. As a young man he went to Hong Kong on a visit, and met his future wife, Mary Lee, at a party. They were married in Hong Kong in 1934. The couple returned to the United States in 1935 and entered the restaurant business in Frankfort, Ind. In 1940, Ed Pang brought his family to Greenville, and opened Pang's Grocery on Union Street. Later he built a home and grocery store at 901 S. Delesseps St., where he operated Pang's Grocery for 40 years. He retired in the early 1980s.

Mr. Pang was very active in the Chinese Mission of the First Baptist Church, where he served as superintendent of the Chinese Mission for 31 years. He was also director of the Chinese Cemetery for 39 years. His civic duties included serving on the board of directors of the American Red Cross and working with the United Way.

In his years in Greenville, he was very active in assisting members of the Chinese community as an interpreter. Throughout his life, he helped local Chinese with their citizenship papers, legal documents, business problems and has appeared with Chinese of the community at law offices and the courts.

As a devoted, dedicated Christian, he was called upon as a Christian counselor among the Chinese. H also shared his Christian testimony at local churches. At one of the annual meetings of the State Baptist Convention, Mr. Pang was asked to pray for Worldwide Christian Mission Efforts, which he did, praying in his native language of Cantonese.

He headed up annual Thanksgiving and building fund offering drives each year among local Chinese. He presented these gifts each year to the First Baptist Church from the Chinese Mission, in appreciation of their watchcare and support.

He and his wife Mary, were married for 68 years. They had five children, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Survivors are as follows: two daughters, Marolyn P. Tonymon (Oscar) of Dallas and Carolyn P. Oyama (Terrell) of DelMar, Calif.; three sons, David A. Pang (Elisa) of Memphis, Edward W. Pang of Houston and Benjamin L. Pang (Cynthia) of San Jose, Calif.; five grandchildren, Valarie Wing, Tiffanie Pang, Coryeile Oyama, Lauren Pang and Nicole Oyama; four great-grandchildren, Alison Wing, Aja Wing, Ashley Wing and Anna Wing.

Visitation will be Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville.

Randolph

GREENVILLE Funeral arrangements for Johnny Randolph, 58, of Greenville are pending at Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. He died May 30, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.

Reed

GREENVILLE Funeral arrangements for Lula Bell Reed, 78, of Greenville are pending at Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died May 30, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.

Smith

GREENVILLE Funeral arrangements for Junior William Smith Jr., 50, of Greenville are pending at Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. He died May 31, 2002, at Greenville Convalescent Home.

Atkins

GREENVILLE -- Funeral arrangements for Rosie Lee Atkins, 66, of Greenville, are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died July 20, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.

Brown

SHELBY -- Funeral arrangements for Bernice Brown, age unavailable, of Shelby, are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Shelby. She died July 19, 2002, at her home.

Cole

BELZONI -- Funeral arrangements for Ruby Lee Cole, 75, of Belzoni, are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. She died July 20, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.

Fisher

BELZONI -- Funeral services for George Scott Fisher, 39, a fish farm manager of Belzoni, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Eastside Baptist Church, Belzoni. He died July 20, 2002, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Jackson. Burial will be at Leland-Stoneville Cemetery, Stoneville, under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home, Belzoni.

He was born in Leland, Miss., and he was a member of Eastside Baptist Church, Belzoni.

Survivors include his wife, Vanessa Fisher of Belzoni, Miss.; two daughters, Amber Fisher and Mallory Fisher, both of Belzoni; two sons, Taylor Fisher and Black Fisher, both of Belzoni; parents, Charles and Georgia Fisher of Leland, Miss.; a sister, Ann Godwin of Starkville, Miss.; a grandmother, Margaret Fisher of Shreveport, La.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, the Rev. Charles and Fay Burton of Crystal Springs, Miss.

The Revs. Kevin Griffin, Jon Doler and Richard Wiman will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Mortimer Funeral Home, Belzoni.

Ford

GUNNISON -- Funeral services for Linda Ford, 51, of Chicago and formerly of Gunnison, will be today at 11:30 a.m. at Gospel Temple Church, Rosedale. She died July 12, 2002, at her home. Burial will be in Morning Star Cemetery, Gunnison, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Shelby.

Her son, Robert L. "Ray" Ford died July 13, 2002, in Chicago.

Survivors include one daughter, Monique Ford of Chicago; nine brothers, Edward (Vera) Ford, Zebedee (Issabella) Ford, Aaron Ford, Emanuel (Latarya) Ford and Tannie (Glinda) Ford, all of Gunnison, Freddie Ford, Alfred Ford and Elvis (Beatrice) Ford, all of St. Louis, Mo., and Fred (Marie) Ford of Milwaukee; one sister, Olliestene (Alvin) Davenport of St. Louis, Mo.; a special companion, Levi Gipson Sr. of Chicago; one stepson, Levi Gipson Jr. of Chicago; one stepdaughter, Sanetta Gipson of Chicago; one stepgranddaughter, Brianna Gipson of Chicago; two grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.

The Rev. Andrew Williams III will officiate.

Ford

GUNNISON -- Funeral services for Robert L. "Ray" Ford, 32, of Chicago and formerly of Gunnison will be today at 11:30 a.m. at Gospel Temple Church, Rosedale. He died July 13, 2002, at his home. Burial will be in Morning Star Cemetery, Gunnison, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Shelby.

His mother, Linda Ford, preceded him in death July 12, 2002, in Chicago.

Survivors include one sister, Monique Ford of Chicago; and two sons, Jonathan Ford of Decatur, Ill., and Ryan Ford of Memphis.

The Rev. Andrew Williams III will officiate.

Franklin

CLEVELAND -- Funeral services for Louise Holt Franklin, 63, of Cleveland, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Mound Bayou. She died July 17, 2002, at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson. Burial will be at Bright Star Cemetery, Merigold, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Survivors include two sons, Christopher C. Franklin of Tupelo, Miss., and Leonardo R. Franklin of Seoul, South Korea; two daughters, Donna Franklin Grenell of Auburn, Ala., and Carolyn Franklin Williams of Tupelo, Miss.; four brothers, Carl Holt of Greenville, Miss., Johnathan Holt and Harry Holt, both of Mound Bayou, Miss., and Clinton Holt of Memphis, Tenn.; five sisters, Beulah McMillion and Earnestine Patterson, both of Chicago, Ill., Cathe Pegeus and Helen Holt, both of Mound Bayou, Miss., and Brenda H. Collier of Memphis, Tenn.; and 13 grandchildren.

The Rev. Truville Black will officiate.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland, with family hour from 6 to 8 p.m.

Harris

INDIANOLA -- Funeral arrangements for Louis Harris, 72, of Indianola, are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. He died July 19, 2002, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland.

McNeil

PACE -- Funeral arrangements for Mary McNeil, 59, of Pace, are pending at Redmon Funeral Home, Rosedale. She died July 18, 2002, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood.

Myers

CLEVELAND -- Funeral arrangements for J.D. Myers, 55, of Cleveland, are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died July 19, 2002, at his residence.

Thomas

HOLLANDALE -- Funeral arrangements for Maggie Thomas, 64, of Hollandale, are pending at Redmon Funeral Home, Hollandale. She died July 20, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.

Townsend

GREENVILLE -- Funeral arrangements for Julie Marie Townsend, 70, of Greenville, are pending at Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died July 20, 2002, at Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.

Williams

WINSTONVILLE -- Funeral arrangements for Mary B. Williams, 97, of Winstonville, are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Shelby. She died July 19, 2002, at her home.

Woods

INDIANOLA -- Funeral arrangements for Elizabeth Woods, 56, of Indianola, are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. She died July 19, 2002, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood.

Bankhead

BELZONI Funeral services for N.L. Bankhead, age unavailable, of Belzoni will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Daybreak MB Church, Belzoni. He died Dec. 5, 2002, at Humphreys County Memorial Hospital, Belzoni. Burial will be in Humphreys County Memorial Gardens, Belzoni, under the direction of Delta Burial Corp., Belzoni.

Survivors include his mother, Johnnie Mae Bankhead of Belzoni; two sisters, Betty Bankhead and Helen Bankhead, both of Belzoni; seven nieces; and six nephews.

The Rev. H.L. Goss will officiate.

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