Death Notices

Obituaries for Monday, September 11, 2000

Ruby J. Duke

GREENWOOD – Ruby Jean Miller Duke, 56, of Coila, a native of Lexington, died Saturday at St. Dominic Healthcare in Jackson.

Mrs. Duke was a retired employee of Irvin Automotive Products in Greenwood.

The memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Williams and Lord Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Duke is survived by her husband, Steve Duke of Coila; and a sister, Lane McPhail of Carthage.

Williams & Lord Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary L. Glenn

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Mary Louise Glenn, 76, of Combs, Ark., a native of Sharp County, Ark., died Thursday at Fayetteville Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Glenn was a retired employee of Campbell Soup Co. She was a member of Combs Baptist Church.

The funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday at Combs Baptist Church with the Rev. C.J. Jackson officiating. Burial was in Patrick Cemetery.

Mrs. Glenn was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Merle Glenn; her parents, Berl and Helen Ellis Hill; three brothers, Sherman Hill, Wayne Hill and Jack Hill; and a sister, Maxine Hill.

She is survived by two sons, Ronald Glenn of Farmington, Ark. and Roger Glenn of Combs, Ark.; a daughter, Linda Johnson of Pettigrew, Ark.; two brothers, Ellis Hill of Williford, Ark. and Jesse Hill of Grenada; a sister, Irene McClarty of Grenada; five grandchildren, Monica Grinder of Springdale, Ark., Kevin Johnson of Pettigrew, Ark., Kara Glenn of Farmington, Ark. Kendra Glenn and Kendall Glenn, both of Combs, Ark.; and a great-grandson, Tucker G. Grinder of Springdale, Ark.

Pallbearers were Mike Glenn, Tim Hill, Sam Hill, Lynn Hill, Gary Glenn, Steve Glenn, Curtis Glenn Jr. and J.C. Selph. Honorary pallbearers were Kevin Johnson, Kendall Johnson, Tucker Grinder, David Trusty, Jessie ‘Butch’ Trusty, Daniel Hill, Tammy Hill and Kennith Grinder.

Moore’s Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Jewell B. Graham

Jewell Billups Graham, 88, of Meridian, formerly of Grenada, died Friday at Riley Memorial Hospital in Meridian.

Mrs. Graham was a retired high schoolteacher. She taught in Holcomb, Grenada and Jackson.

Mrs. Graham was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Meridian and a graduate of Mississippi State College for Women.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Springhill Cemetery in Grenada with the Rev. Johnny Dinas officiating.

Mrs. Graham is survived by two sons, Dr. William A. Billups Jr. of Meridian and Dr. Thomas K. Billups of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Dr. W.A. Billups III of Meridian, Carah Lynn Billups of Gainesville, Fla., Keener Billups of Nashville, Tenn. and Blake Billups of Memphis, Tenn.; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Central United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1706, Meridian, Miss. 39302.

Garner-Harper Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Alton E. Kennedy

BATESVILLE – Alton Earl Kennedy, 66, of Sardis, died Thursday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Charles, Mo.

Mr. Kennedy was a maintenance worker for Tera Chemical and past fire chief of Pleasant Grove Fire Dept. He was a member of Country Club Hill Baptist Church and a Mason at the Masonic Lodge in Marks.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Allen Parnell officiating. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery in Batesville.

Mr. Kennedy is survived by two daughters, Barbara K. White of Glenwood, Ill. and Belinda J. Ewan of Elsberry, Mo.; two brothers, Albert ‘Shorty” Kennedy and Jack Kennedy, both of Como; a sister, Ruby K. Wilson of Sardis; and three grandchildren.

Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lester W. Smith

HERNANDO – Lester W. Smith, 65, of Nesbit, died Thursday at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Mr. Smith was a construction worker.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bradley Philips Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Twin Oak Memorial Park in Southaven.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Kathryn Smith of Nesbit; a son, Gene Smith of Southaven; three daughters, Kathy Ware, Peggy Waddle, both of Nesbit and Joann Lowry of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Roy Smith, David Smith, both of Charleston and Buddy Smith of Atlanta, Ga.; and two sisters, Inez Guy of Grenada and Dolly Holliday of Clear Water, Fla.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Bradley Philips Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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