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Jackson, Mississippi
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Saturday, July 26, 1997
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2B BThe Clarion-Ledger Saturday, July 26. 1997 JACKSON-AREA DEATHS Curtis L Beard, ex-church administrator By Collin Johnson ClariotvUdgw Staff Writer Curtis L. Beard, 92, of Manhattan Road, a retired church administrator and education minister for Parkway Baptist Church, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Manhattan Health Care Center. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home with burial in Lake-wood Memorial Park. Visitation is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and 1 1 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mr. Beard was a native of Summit. He graduated from Jonestown High School. He attended Clarke College and served as a Board Member there. He lived in Jackson for many years. He was a member of Parkway Baptist Church. He was employed at First National Bank until he became Education Director at Parkway Baptist Church. His daughter, June Harrison of Tupelo, said her father felt a calling to do God's work. "He just felt like that's what we were all put on this earth to do," she said. Harrison said Mr. Beard worked until he was almost 90. "Even at the nursing home, he was a volunteer chaplain and ministered room-to-room at the nursing home," she said. In the little free time he had, Mr. Beard loved to garden and travel, Harrison said. "But mainly, he just stayed busy with the Lord's work." Other survivors include: son, Larry Beard of Madison; sisters, Mabel Merhoff of Hat-tiesburg and Doris Chapman of McComb; brothers, Robert Beard of Houston, Gaston Beard of Foxworth, Fred Beard of Magee and Murrie Beard of Conroe, Texas; and four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Parkway Baptist Church, P.O. Box 65, Clinton MS 39060. Sam Robert Accardo general manager BRANDON Sam Robert Accardo, 76, of Brighton Circle, general manager of Ha-gan Fence Co., died Thursday of cancer at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. Services are 1 1 a.m. Saturday at Wildwood Baptist Church in Clinton with burial in Parkway Memorial Cemetery. Visitation is 1-9 p.m. today at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Ridgeland. Mr. Accardo was a Accardo native of Beaumont, Texas. He had lived in Jackson 37 years. He was a member of Wildwood Baptist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason. Survivors: daughters, Helen Ann Doga of Beaumont and Judy Rosenbaum of Rosenberg, Texas; sons, Sammy Accardo Jr. of Beaumont, Zack Accardo of Brook-haven, Ricky Accardo of Clinton, Dwayne Accardo of Brandon and Owen Accardo of Dallas; sisters, Lena Marino and Josephine Giardina, both of Beaumont; brother, Paul Accardo of Beaumont; and 14 grandchildren. Corinne Crawford retired buyer KOSCIUSKO Corinne Crawford, 91, a retired clothes buyer for Leonard's Department Store, died of heart failure Thursday at Methodist Medical Center in Jackson. Graveside services are 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Kosciusko City Cemetery. Jordan Funeral MR GLEN McDONALD 11 a.m. Sat. Peoples Chapel Cedarlawn Cemetery MR. ELLIOTT L. TRAVIS 1 p.m. SatIn Church at 12:00 Pearlie Grove MB Church Garden Memorial Park "Full" Funeral Service 2,800" Service to All Regardless of Financial Means... 969-3040 Funeral Directors, Since 1925 reskMiMemrial 7 I I A I hnemlflome,- I s-vJ'S 3580 Robinson Road7j rVwT Jackson. MS 39209 Tygy MRS. ANNIE KELLY Sat. 9:00 A.M. Westhaven Memorial Chapel Int. Garden Memorial Park MR. DAMMION TRAYMOND JOHNSON WASHINGTON Sat. 11:00 A.M.Repose in Ch. 10:00 AM. Morning Star M.B. Ch.F&F Hr. 7-8 P.M. Fri. Int. Garden Memorial Park Cem. MS. ANGELA L PARKER Sat. 11:00 AM. Parkview Church of Christ Int. Garden Memorial Park Cem . MRS. BEULAH DODD Sat. 1:00 P.M. Greater Mt. Mariah Bapt. Ch. Int. Cedar Lawn Cem. MS. GLORIA ROBINSON Incomplete MR. JOHN BETTS Incomplete Locally Owned and Operated by: Audrey B. Wiley, Anthony R. Davis and Freddie L Davis "Professional Service You Can Depend On" 60,1-922-3666 BATES VI LLE Lorene Susie Lawley Fife, 84, retired sales clerk, heart failure; 1 1 a.m. today, Wells Funeral Home. BATESVILLE Norma Stone, 56, bookkeeper, injuries sustained in an auto accident; 2 p.m. Sunday, Harrisville Cemetery, Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall. BROOKHAVEN Ethel Franklin Harris, 87, beautician at Blanche's Beauty Shop, heart failure; 2 p.m. today, Harrigill Funeral Home. CLARKSDALE Duke Skinner, 83, retired meter man for the Coahom-a Electric Power Association, heart failure; 10 a.m. today, Nowell Funeral Home. DUCK HILL Robert Ingram Britt Jr., 49, employee of Wal-Mart in Winona, heart failure; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oliver Funeral Home. DURANT John Andrew Bruce, 71, retired farmer, cardiorespiratory arrest; 1 1 a.m. today, Liberty Hill Methodist Church. ECRU Mary V. Jenkins, 69, homemaker, stroke; 1 p.m. today, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Hodges Funeral Home. FAYETTE Eleanor Reed Darsey, 92, homemaker, heart failure; 1 1 a.m. today, Fayette United Methodist Church, Laird Funeral Home. GREENVILLE Estelle Bufkin, 55, homemaker, heart failure; Friday, Mortimer Funeral Home. GREENWOOD John Cleo Cates, 88, retired farmer, heart failure; 10 a.m. today, Cemetery near Holcomb, Williams & Lord Funeral Home. GRENADA Winfred Earl "Bubber" Brown Jr., 52, tutor, heart failure; 2 p.m. today, Garner-Harper Funeral Home. HAZLEHURST Margaret L. Berch, 80, clerk, lung cancer; 10 a.m. Monday, Stringer Funeral Home. KOSCIUSKO Thunder Christian Gonzalez, 7 months, respiratory failure; 3 p.m. Sunday, Boone Funeral Home. LOOXAHOMA Harold West, 85, retired farmer and carpenter, heart failure; 10 a.m. today, CO. Pate Funeral Home. LOUISE Creola "Poochie" Cole, 70, homemaker, brain injury; 2 p.m. Sunday, Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Smith Funeral Home. McCOOL Glenda Joyce Nance Barnett, 53, town clerk for the city of McCool, cardiac arrest; 1 1 a.m. today, Nowell Funeral Home. MEADVILLE Lois R. Foster, 85, retired circuit clerk, stroke; 2 p.m. Sunday, Franklin Funeral Home. OXFORD James Larry Bumgardner, 50, disabled veteran, cancer; 12:30 p.m. today, Waller Funeral Home. PORT GIBSON Mary Lucille Kelly, 76, homemaker, heart failure; 2 p.m. Monday, Forest Grove Church, Pattison, Rollins Funeral Home. UNION Leonard Earl Stevenson, 86, retired power plant manager, cancer; 2 p.m. Sunday, Milling Funeral Home. YAZOO CITY L.Q. Marquis, 89, store manager of Sumner Oil Co., respiratory failure; 2 p.m. today, Stricklin-King Funeral Home. OTHER AREAS MILWAUKEE George Hampton, 87, farmer, labor pneumonia; 1 p.m. today, Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Miss., The Clarion-Ledger publishes obituaries free of charge. Since they are news stories, certain facts are required. Included are the deceased's complete name, age and occupation; date, cause and place of death; time and place of services; and survivors. Families may add background information such as club and church memberships and school accomplishments. Obituaries received by 4:30 p.m. will appear in the next day's editions. Obituaries will be published for any person who has lived in, or is being buried in, Mississippi. Information must be received from the funeral home. Funeral homes may dial 961-7252 or 1-800-222-8015 Ext. 7252 and leave their names and phone numbers. Home is handling arrangements. Ms. Crawford was a lifelong resident of Kosciusko. She was a member of Kosciusko First United Methodist Church and the Women's Missionary Union. Survivors include: nieces, Louis Blalock and Rosemary Clark, both of Jackson. Memorials may be made to Kosciusko First United Methodist Church. James 'Jimmy' Griffin electrical engineer BRANDON James Edwards "Jimmy" Griffin, 68, an electrical engineer, died of heart failure Thursday at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Lake-wood Funeral Home with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park. Visitation is 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. LAKEOVERX funeral homeX MR. CLINTON LUKE 10 AM Sat. BL Chapel-Pearl MR. ARTIS LONG 2 PM Sat. BL Chapel-Pearl MRS. ELSIE HARPER YELVERTON 2 PM Sun. Rexford UMC BL-Pearl MRS. LOUISE DRUMMOND BARLOW 10AM Sat.Hillcrest Bapt. Ch. B-L Jackson (601 ) 939-61 10 (601 ) 372-5623 PEARL JAUKSUN -CORRECTION NOTICE- On the front cover of the Sears July 24th Preprint, we failed to mention that the Take 10 off all appliances and electronics when you use your Sears card" excludes exceptional values, maintenance agreements, delivery and installation labor. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers. , I MRS. LEANER L. CLAY I I 11a.m. Saturday I Pleasant Green ChurchClinton Repose in Church 10 a.m. I I Int. Church Cem. B BEARS Sunday. Mr. Griffin was a Grenada native. He taught Sunday school at Alta Woods Baptist Church. He was a member of the Engineering Society, National Society for Professional Engineers and National Photographic Society. He graduated from Mississippi State University. Survivors include: wife, Betty; stepsons, Doug Hutton of Pearl and Jeff Hutton of Nashville; and two stepgrandchildren. Matte LulaGrubbs homemaker MENDENHALL Mattie Lula Grubbs, 96, a homemaker, died Thursday of heart failure at Rankin Medical Center. Services are 10 a.m. today at Mims Mitchell Funeral Home in Magee with burial 0TT&LEE FUNERAL HOME Since 1934 Locally Brandon 824-6018 Forest 469-3412 Morton 732-657 L Owned MR. COOPER SMITH 3 PM Sat.Sardis Bapt. Ch. Visit: lOAM-Noon O&L Forest MS. IRENE FORTENBERRY Arrang. Inc. O&L Forest Funeral Home 99 Oiamond St. Brandon, MS. 39042 825-3884 MR. CHARLIE KNIGHT 11:00 a.m. Saturday Pleasant Grove M.B. Church-Pearl, MS MRS. CARRIE SHINE 2:00 p.m. Saturday Friendship Baptist Church-Jackson, MS MR. ROBERT YOUNG 2:00 p.m. Saturday Morning Star M.B. Church-Star, MS MR. ERIC STARKS 3:00 p.m. Mon. Graveside Service Pleasant Grove Cemetery-Brandon, MS WRIGHT & FERGUSON MR. SAM ROBERT ACCARDO 11 A.M. SatTWildwood Baptist Church Visit: 10 A.M. Saturday at Church MS. BEVERLY ELENOR PENN 11 A.M. SatTW&F Parkway Chapel Visit: 9:30 A.M. Saturday W&F Parkway MR. CURTIS L. BEARD 2P.M.Sat7W&FHighSt. Visit: 11A.M. Sat. High St. MRS. MABEL HOY 11 A.M. Mon.W&F Parkway Chapel Visit: 4-7 P.M. Sun W&F Parkway 352-3632 1 in Stonewall Baptist Church Cemetery in Mendenhall. Visitation begins at 4:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Grubbs was a Simpson County native. She was a longtime member of Stonewall Baptist Church. She was the widow of Sol Grubbs. Survivors include: sons, J.B. Grubbs of Mendenhall, Earl Grubbs of Prentiss, Shelby M. Grubbs of Brandon and Troy Grubbs of Florence; daughters, Carolyn A. Grubbs of Brandon and Sue Herrin of Braxton; sister, Nattie Rainey of Mendenhall; and 1 1 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Stonewall Baptist Church Cemetery, 225 Old Oak Circle, Brandon MS 39042 Eliza Harris retired farmer UTICA Eliza Hams, 96, a retired farmer, died of heart failure Wednesday at her home. Services are 2 p.m. today at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Cook Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Mrs. Harris was a Utica native. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. Survivors include: sons, Eddie Harris and Samuel Harris both of Jackson, Isiah Polk of Chicago, Clinton Harris of Crystal Springs and Johnny Harris of Clarksdale; daughters, Lizzie Simmons and Mae Mitchell, both of Jackson, and Clorine Carson of Utica; brother, Pinkey Gue of Chicago; sister, Lucille Myles of Jackson; and 22 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Mabel R. Hoy retired city clerk MADISON Mabel R. Hoy, 88, a retired city clerk, died of heart failure Friday at Leake Memorial Hospital. Services are 1 1 a.m. Monday at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home with burial in Montgomery Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Sunday. Mrs. Hoy was a lifelong resident of Madison. She was the first city clerk of Madison when it was incorporated in 1944. She retired after serving 33 years. She was also a former Madison-Ridgeland School Board member and served on other various committees in Madison. Survivors include: brothers, Wesley Rice and Sam Rice, both of Madison; sisters, Margaret Sims and Edith Branigin, both of Madison; and two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Montgomery Cemetery Fund or to the Madison United Methodist Church. Joe Douglas Johnson salesman RAYMOND Joe Douglas Johnson, 57, a salesman for Industrial Supply, died July 19 of cancer at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Services are 3 p.m. Monday at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home with burial in Raymond Cemetery. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Johnson was a salesman for Industrial Supply, formerly known as Mississippi Bearings, for 20 years. He was an Army and Air National Guard veteran. He was a counselor for Genesis House of Mississippi. Survivors include: wife, Anita; son, Samuel D. Johnson of Raymond; and brother, Lonnie W. Johnson of Flora. Annie Bell Kelly homemaker TERRY Annie Bell Kelly, 95, a home-maker, died Tuesday of heart failure at Methodist Medical Center. Services are 9 a.m. today at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home with burial in Garden Memorial Cemetery. Survivors include: granddaughters, Elaine Ward and Brenda Ward, both of Jackson, Dorothy Jones, Shirley Jones and Delia 1320 Ellis Ave. 354-0116 1-800-962-2418 Flowers lor all Occasions Open 6 Days GREEN OAK FLORIST 19565017 Funeral flowers after hours & Sundays. All major credit corns accepted. !S Funeral Service 3:45 D.m. Sun. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses Forest Hill Congregation Timberlawn Road Travis C. Roberts : Arrangements Pending Guy Hughes Arrangements Pending markeseepe IFlmxALDn&xmyRS 601-366-5239 & CREMATORIUM MR. JAMES E. GRIFFIN 2:00 MondayChapel Visitation: 2:00-5:00 Sunday After 9:00 Monday Lakewood Memorial Park MR. RALPH BASS 2:00 TuesdayGraveside Lakewood Memorial Park DISCOVER YOUR WORLD Read the Paper Subscribe today hy callliuj tx-wsbtand prtcr d rjrtcr 1 Jones, all of Compton, Calif., and Helen S. Wilson of Long Beach, Calif.; grandson, Jerry Wilson of Hill City, Kan.; nephews, James Seaton of Portsmouth, Va. and Rayfelt Kelly of Chicago; and nieces, Aquilla Seaton of Jackson, and Doris Kelly and Robbie Mae Hubbard, both of Terry. Prentiss Lane retired technician Prentiss Lane, 86, of Ellis Avenue, a retired X-ray technician, died of heart failure Thursday at G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Graveside services are 1 1 a.m. today at Spring Creek Baptist Church. Nowell Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Mr. Lane was a Neshoba County native. Survivors include: wife, Gillie; daughter, Wanda Lee of Jackson; brother, Grady Lane of Philadelphia; and sister, Bess Hicks of Peart. Clinton Luke retired inspector PEARL Clinton Luke, 85, a retired senior construction inspector, died of heart failure Thursday at River Oaks Hospital. Services are 10 a.m. today at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home with burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. Mr. Luke was a Preston native. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He had lived in Jackson since 1944. He moved to Pearl in 1970. He retired from the Mississippi State Highway Department after 27 years of service. Survivors include: wife, Mary; brothers, Calvin Luke of Byram, Grady Luke of Flora and Burdell Luke of Pearl; and sister, Effie Dozier of Peart. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 382 1 U.S. 80 East, Pearl MS 39208. Angie Manguno program director Angie Manguno, 40, of Hampton Circle, a program director for Methodist Children's Services, died of cancer Wednesday at Methodist Hospital in Hattiesburg. Graveside services are 10 a.m. today at Roseland Park Cemetery in Hattiesburg. A memorial service is 3 p.m. Sunday at Christ United Methodist Church. Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Ms. Manguno was a longtime resident of Hattiesburg before moving to Jackson. She graduated from Hattiesburg High in 1975 and the University of Southern Mississippi, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She had been serving as pledge adviser for Chi Omega at Millsaps College. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and the ensemble Majesty. Survivors include: parents, Ruth and Tony Manguno of Hattiesburg; sister, Paula Chance of Germantown, Tenn.; and brother, Monte Manguno of Germantown, Tenn. Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society Mississippi Division, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson MS 39213. Ernest Clark McNair retired farmer RAYMOND Ernest Clark McNair, 81, a retired farmer, died of cancer Wednesday at Whispering Pines Hospice. Services were 2 p.m. Friday at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home with burial in Lebanon Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Learned. Mr. McNair was a Raymond native. He attended Lebanon School, Raymond Consolidated School and Hinds Junior College. He managed a large farm for many years. He was Hinds County deputy tax assessor from 1947 until 1959 and was Hinds County tax assessor from 1959 until his retirement in 1971. Survivors include: wife, Jewel; brother, Henry McNair of Clinton; sister, Mary Jacobs of Raymond; sons, Clark McNair Jr. of Vicks-burg and John McNair of Raymond; daughters, Jewel Carter and Peggy McKay, both of Pelahatchie; foster daughters, Shirley McCleland of Jackson and Pat Martin of Brandon; and 1 1 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Lebanon ir JFAi IT" 11 Close-Up Cfcjys with The Clarion-Ledger I The Clarion-Ledger is a great place to start my career. I'm proud to be a part of something that so many people come in contact with on a dairy basis." Cliff Speaks Graphic Designer, Market Development Hometown Brandon. Into the Business "I answered an ad in the The Clarion-Ledger Classifieds while still a student at USM and have now been a Market Development graphic designer for over a year." Philosophy on Life "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear." Favorite Things "Riding bikes, traveling, and cooking out with Tanya." Hobbies " My Power Mac, going to garage sales, shopping and more traveling. Cemetery Trust Fund, in care of W.C. Harris, 1361 Peach Orchard Road, Raymond MS 39154. Angela Parker cook Angela Parker, 36, of Hartfield Street, a cook at Kentucky Fried Chicken, died of multiple stab wounds Monday at University of Mississippi Medical Center. Police are i investigating her death as a homicide. Services are 1 1 a.m. today at Parkview Church of Christ with burial in Garden Memorial Park. Westhaven Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Mrs. Parker was also employed by Vonschrader General Maintenance. Survivors include: daughters, Darolyn Ly-vette, Michelle Deshean and Devin Denise all of Jackson; parents, John and Kathy Hampton of Fort Worth, Texas; brother, Henry James and Carl Wayne of Jackson. Cooper Smith poultry farmer MORTON Cooper Smith, 80, a poultry farmer, died of cancer Thursday at his home. Services are 3 p.m. today at Sardis Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is 10 a.m. until noon today at Ott & Lee Funeral Home. Mr. Smith was a Smith County native. He was a member of the Sardis Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon for more than 45 years. He was a past master of the Willis Lodge No. 92, F&AM, and past patron of the Willis Chapter No. 350, Order of the Eastern Star, in White Oak. Survivors include: wife, Frances; sons, Cooper Smith Jr. and Billy Smith, both of Sardis, and Albert Smith of Forest; daughter, Luann Ainsworth of Brandon; brothers, Albert Smith of Polkville and Louie Smith of Sardis; sisters, Vera Wylie of Pearl and Zel-da Chisholm of Lucedale; and 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Sardis Baptist Church, in care of Jerry Powell, Route 4, Box 128, Morton MS 391 17, or the American Cancer Society, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson MS 39213. Elliott L. Travis development specialist Elliott L. Travis, 49, of Woodhill Road, an community resource economic development specialist at Alcorn State University, died July 19 of smoke inhalation in a fire at his home. Services are 1 p.m. today at Pearlie Grove Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Garden Memorial Park. Visitation is after noon at the church. Peoples Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Mr. Travis was a Travis Shubuta native. He joined Pearlie Grove Missionary Baptist Church after moving to Jackson in 1957. He was an alumnus of Jim Hill High School and Alcorn State University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in sociology. At Alcorn, he was president of the Student Government Association and was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He earned a master's degree in regional and community planning at Kansas State University and had worked toward a doctorate. While at Kansas State, he was inducted into Phi Delta Kappa fraternity. During his career, Mr. Travis had worked in a number of positions, including service as Title III director at Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, director of planning and evaluation for the Hinds County Human Resource Agency, industrial developer for the Mississippi Department of Economic and Community Development and economic development specialist at Alcorn State University. He was a member of the Alcorn Alumni Association and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Survivors include: wife, Cathy; sons, Anthony Travis of Jackson and Elliott Travis II of Atlanta; brothers, James Hopkins II of Ruston, La., and Charles Hopkins of Detroit; and a grandson. See DEATHS, 3B Life's Biggest Influence "My parents." ; Favorite Feature ofTCL "The all-new Big Easy Classifieds." Favorite Quote "As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live." Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe. Cliff is one of more than 450 of your friends, neighbors and colleagues who help produce your Clarion-Ledger 365 days a year. Mliiisslppl'j Newspaper i 1

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