The Greenwood Commonwealth from Greenwood, Mississippi on March 27, 1997 · Page 2
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Greenwood, Mississippi
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Thursday, March 27, 1997
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Page 2 Commonwealth, Greenwood, Miss., Thursday, March 27, 1997 Deaths Edith Thornton Watkins WINONA - Services for Edith ' Thornton Watkins, 91, of Vaiden, who died of heart failure at her son's : residence in Jackson on Tuesday, : March 25, 1997, will be at 11 a.m. i Friday at Vaiden Baptist Church. Mrs. Watkins was a longtime ! member of the church and a long-: time resident of Vaiden. She was born in Attala County and attended : Mississippi State College for Women, now Mississippi University for Women, and the University of : Mississippi. She also taught school ; at Black Hawk for 14 years. ' l Survivors include a daughter, Essie A. Jones Graveside services for Essie A. Jones, 87, of Greenwood, who died of heart failure March 23, 1997 at the Greenwood Leflore Hospital, were Tuesday, March 25 at the Forrest Park Cemetery in Forrest City, Ark. Mre. Jones was a homemaker and a native of Missouri. Survivors include two daughters, Chris Jones, of Fort Myers, Fla., and Eula Mae Bourne, of Little Rock; one son, Wallace Jones of Albuquerque, N.M.; one sister, HaHie Irvin of Fort Smith, Ark.; a granddaughter she raised, Brenda Danehower; 11 other grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The Rev. Gary Anderson officiated. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Helena, Ark, was in charge of arrangements. People r " ) Inn imiumimii V : H Till- " in' AP TOMMY HILFIGER, pictured here with his wife SUSIE, is hip-hopping mad about rumors circulating on the Internet that he's made racist remarks. In a memo posted on Internet sites with anti-Hilfiger rants, the clothing designer popular with rappers shoots down the rumors. "The facts are simple and incontrovertible," the e-mail says. 'Tommy Hilfiger did not make the alleged inappropriate racial comments. ... Whether these rumors are part of a misunderstanding or a deliberate act of malice, they have absolutely no basis in fact." The message comes in response to postings detailing a pair fj of fictitious television appearances in which Hilfiger is accused of saying Asians and blacks did not look good in his clothes. "We're doing everything we can to set this straight," spokeswoman CATHERINE FISHER said Wednesday. Hunger's leisure wear is popular among the hip-hop crowd. Weather The AccuWeather'-5 forecast for noon, Friday, March 28. Lines separate high iemperalure zones -or the cay- FRONTS: 80S J C 199? ccuWya!' et. Iru H L V Greenwood Forecast Tonight rain is likely with a few thunderstorms. The low will be 55 to 60 with a south wind 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 60 percent. Friday should be mostly cloudy with scattered showers or thunderstorms. The high will be near 80 win a southwest wind at 10 to 15 mph. The chance of rain is 40 percent. Extended Forecast Saturday should be partly cloudy in the north, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the central and south. Highs will range from the upper 60s to the mid 70s. Sunday should be partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows will range from the mid 50s to the mid 60s. with highs in the 70s to near 80. Monday should be partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows will range from near 50 to the 60s, highs should be mainly in the 70s. Rosie Lee Givens Eloise Watkins Robertson of Ruleville; two sons, Walter M. Watkins of Jackson and Bradford T. Watkins of Vaiden; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, John Waites Watkins. The Rev. Leon Holly will officiate at the service. Burial will be in Winona Garden of Memory. Lee Funeral Home in Winona is in charge of arrangements. Visitation began at the funeral home 3 p.m. today and will continue until 8 p.m. Services for Rosie Lee Givens, 92, ofToledo, Ohio, who died of heart failure Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at her home, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Toledo. A native of Carroll County, Mrs. Givens lived most of her life in Leflore County. She had been an active Jehovah's Witness since 1970. She was the widow of Sammie Givens, whom she had been married to 56 years before his death. She was also preceded in death by six sons. Survivors include eight daughters, Vera Allen of Belzoni, Eloise Sample and Georgia Banks, both of Greenwood, Earlene Nails of Oak Park, HI., Earnestine Broadway, 1 rWl Mrs. Givens Marquerite Hyde, Betty Johnson and Doretha Coleman, all of Toledo, Ohio; two sons, Leo Givens ofToledo and Unzo Givens of Chicago; a sister, Leona Wright; a brother, Normal Cobbin, both of the Blackhawk community, 54 grand children; 103 great-grandchildren; and 27 great-great grandchildren. Family hour will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Dale Funeral Home in Toledo. Connie Mae Perkins Gary Sendees for Gennie Mae Perkins Gary, 65, of Rising Sun, who died of cancer at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson on Saturday, March 22, 1997, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Pentecostal Church of God in Christ. Mrs. Gary was a former bus driver for Rising Sun Elementary School. Survivors include her mother, Roberta Perkins Guider of Isola; her step-father, Cliff Guider of Isola; her husband, William Gary Sr. of Greenwood; five sons, William C. Gary Jr., Johnny Lee Gary; Richard Gary and Ramond Gary, all of Greenwood, and John Willie Gary of Hendersonville, N.C.; four daughters, Annie Pearl Lacy and Gladys Jean Barry, both of Chicago, Earnestine Gary of Detroit, and Geneva Birch of Hattiesburg; four brothers, O.D. Perkins and R.C. Perkins, both of Memphis, James Wesley Perkins of Baypoint, Calif., and J.C. Perkins of Isola; seven sisters, Genoa Jones of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Bessie Luckett of Greenville, Rosie Mae Dennis of Memphis, Geneva Smith of Belzoni, Sarah Lee-Nailer of Chicago, Mary James of Detroit and Mary Lucille Ward of San Bernardino, Calif Elder Johnny Lee Smith will officiate at the service. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Garden Park Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home of Belzoni is in charge of arrangements. Linda Jean Roberson Services for Linda Jean Roberson, 23, of Tchula, who died of pneumonia Saturday, March 22, 1997, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gages Spring Missionary Baptist Church in Lexington. A native of Holmes County, Miss Roberson attended S.V. Marhsall High School in Tchula. she was a laborer at Fishco in Isola. She attended Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Shunica L Roberson; her mother, Bessie M. Roberson, both of Tchula; four sisters, Barbara J. Roberson and Earlene Roberson, both of Chicago, Mary Ann Mitchell of Lexington and Shirley J. Johnson of Tchula; four step-sisters, Daisy Jackson of Tchula, Estella Pate of Flora, Mary L. Montgomery of St. Louis, Mo. and Laura Jackson of Milwaukee, Wis.; and 11 brothers, Andrew Jackson of Tchula, Willie James Roberson of Durant, Cleotha Roberson of Baton Rouge, La., Clifton Roberson, Lee Henry Roberson, Willie Jackson HI, all of Tchula, Willie Jackson II of Anguilla, Terry Jackson of Hollandale, Charles Jackson and Eugene Jackson, both of Milwaukee and David Jackson of Florida. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Rev. Houston Mitchell will officiate. Great Southern Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. James Calvin Pace Services for James Calvin Pace, 92, who died of heart failure Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at his home in Itta Bena, were at 2 pjn. today at Williams & Lord Funeral Home. Mr. Pace, a native of Choctaw County, had lived in Leflore County more than 50 years. A retired plumber, he had worked for Long and Chambless and for J.L Powell Plumbers in Greenwood. He was a member of Williams Springs Baptist Church in Montgomery County. Mr. Pace was preceded in death by his wife, Cora C. Sudduth Pace. Survivors include two daughters, Bervie McLean of Itta Bena and Pearlie Malone of Carrollton; three sisters, Pearlie Clark of Greenwood, Clara Coker of Greenville and Ethel Phillips of Yazoo City, 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. The Rev. Vernon Phillips officiated at the services. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 to 9 Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Jerry McLean, Ricky Bennett, Steve Bennett, Leonard "Butch" Bennett, James Nelson "PeeWee" Malone and Allen Malone. Howard Holliman was an honorary pallbearer. James Buford Holder LEXINGTON - Services for. James Buford Holder, 85, who died of congestive heart failure at Methodist Hospital of Middle Mississippi in Lexington on Wednesday, March 26, 1997, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Southern Funeral Home in Lexingtoa Mr. Holder, a member of First Baptist Church in Lexington, was born in Tishomingo County and was a retired service station owner. Survivors include two sons, James B. Holder Jr. of Conyers, Ga., and Thomas Larry Holder of Madison; four sisters, Dene Carter, Mildred Kennebrew and Opal Taylor, all of Durant, and Josephine Wilson of Tchula; a brother, WW. Holder of Ocean Springs; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The Rev. Phillip Dearman will officiate at the service. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lexington. Phil Williamson, Todd Wilson, Paul Hager, Shane Johnson, Terry Cox and Vemon Hathcock III will serve as pallbearers. Bobby Pepper, Jessie Joiner, Aubrey Johnson Sr., George Pilgrim, Guy Troth and Dr. John Downer will serve as honorary pallbearers. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. PoliceFire The Greenwood Police Department charged the following persons Wednesday or today. Donald Jones, 35, 800 block of Howard St., robbery, jailed. I Dasey Harris, 32, 214 Ave. A, public drunkenness, released on bond. The Leflore County Sheriff's Department charged the following persons: Patrick Winans, 23, Alabama, sale of marijuana, released on property bond. Curtis Sherman, 40, Itta Bena, disposal of mortgage property, released to Johnnie Mae Williams. The Greenwood Fire Department responded to a false alarm at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Smoke from construction work caused alarm to activate. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 300 MAIN STREET (corner of Main & Washington) OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORSHIP I GOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 28 Sanctuary open all day for Personal Prayer & Meditation Services at 12:00 and 6:00 p.m. Program of Organ Music at 3:00 p.m. EASTER DAY, MARCH 30 Public Worship at 11:00 a.m. J I aeked the Magic & Ball, "Could I have wished for a better sister?" Its reply was: "it is doubtful!" Happy Birthday, Wandy rron your bforhet? Wqn &, I f inally f mbed rte Woow tonix vverVvbac. Thai, n'fy ' ' i'i ii i t ' j W itness the positive impact of promises kept. Without a father's influence children are nine times more likely to drop Out of school and ten times more likely to use drugs All across America families are destroyed daily by the lack ot involvement trom a rrm npfwiCC husband or father. See how Promise Keepers helps men U jj I tV AVI lot "lit PM,t A Pwtlil KlfX. " Gospef Spring Sux-j SATURDAY NIGHT, APRIL 5, 1997 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Leflore County Civic Center , Highway 7, Greenwood, Mississippi heat US anrxj DUJi or GiiiAf mm Admission: $10.(10 in ad tame $l2.IK)ald(B,r Children Under 7 FREE All pin, nh fill t ! . Ikiilhilili tWlfHH.lfll.n ti s.,rrv outh Concert 2:00 p.m. Kraluring Silo and (ilavit fret Admission TiiU-ts. C)n Sale Now. f-nc Infiirniaiiim Contact; Kenny iw Ha-mlu Carver ,w 451X126 LdWe County Civic Center 45.1. 4(165 and SIFfffflimlk9 rr 306 Fulton For a Limited Time! Thornless Blackberries Muscadine Vines Grape Vines, Concord & others Fig trees Dogwood, white & pink Crepe Myrtles, red & nink - 453-3642 ruit trees Peach, pear & apple Photinias (Red Tops) Azaleas 2 Gallon Pecan Trees Tulip Trees 4 Gallon Fig Trees Ferns and others Hostas Hibiscus

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