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OBITUARIES

Virginia Cohen Applewhite

Services for Virginia Cohen Applewhite of Brookhaven are 2 p.m.,Monday, July 17, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burial inRosehill Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday, July 17, from 10-noon at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Applewhite, 84, died Friday, July 14, 2000, of heartfailure at Silver Cross Nursing Home. She was born in Stone onApril 25, 1916, to the late Alonzo Clifford Cohen and Bessie DavisCohen.

She was a retired accountant. She was a member of First UnitedMethodist Church.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Thomas Edgar “Speedy”Applewhite.

Survivors are her daughter, Mrs. Jerrald L. Nations ofBrookhaven; her two grandchildren, Nancy Virginia Nations of Oxfordand Betsy Nations Wilson of Hinton Head, S.C.

Erma Jean Dillon Carter

Services for Erma Jean Dillon Carter of Fayette are noon,Monday, July 17, at Greenleaf Baptist Church in Harriston withburial in Greenleaf Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday, July 17, from 11-noon at Rollins FuneralHome.

Mrs. Carter, 66, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, of heart failureat Natchez Regional Hospital. She was born in Pickens on Aug. 16,1933, to the late Fred Pickens and Annie Dillon.

She was a housewife. She was a member of Greenleaf BaptistChurch and of the usher board.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Jimmie Carter.

Survivors are her son, James Stanley Carter of Harriston; herbrother, Wilbert Lewis Sr. of Hammond, La.; her aunt, Ollie Mottenof Visalia, Calif.; and her grandson, James Stanley Carter Jr. ofLos Angeles.

Rose L. Davis

Services for Rose L. Davis of Malvern, Ark., are at AtkinsFuneral Home with burial in Neighbors Cemetery in Friendship,Ark.

Mrs. Davis, 94, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at her residence.She was born on Sept. 11, 1905, to the late William and PlinaSpurlin.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Eastern Star and ofSt. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Malvern.

Preceding her in death were her parents, brothers, sisters andher husband of 68 years, Charles Davis.

Survivors are her daughters and sons-in-law, Jo Ella and RunyanDavis of Malvern and Charlene and Charles Collinsworth ofBrookhaven; her sister, Grace Johnson of Malvern; hergrandchildren, Benny Bennett of Hot Springs, Ark., David Bennett ofMalvern, and Susan C. Allen, Sandra C. Rushing and SteveCollinsworth, all of Brookhaven; 10 great-grandchildren; and twogreat-great-grandchildren.

Ellen LaNeice Williamson Kelly

Services for Ellen LaNeice Williamson Kelly of Monticello are 11a.m., Monday, July 17, at Bethel Baptist Church in Monticello withburial in Bethel Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday, July 16, from 5-10 p.m. at Wilson FuneralHome and Monday, July 17, at 9 a.m. until time of service at BethelBaptist Church.

Mrs. Kelly, 29, died Friday, July 14, 2000, of respiratoryfailure at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was born inPascagoula on Aug. 31, 1970, to Kenneth Williamson and the latePeggy Lambert Williamson.

She was an attorney with Mississippi Department of HumanServices Child Support Enforcement. She was a member of BethelBaptist Church. She was an organ donor, active member of theAmerican Breast Cancer Society and participated in the AmericanCancer Society Relay for Life.

Survivors are her husband, Jonathan Kelly of Monticello; hersons, Adam O’Malley and Jacob Kelly of Monticello; her brother,Rocky Williamson of Monticello; and her sisters, Ann Minchew ofPearl and Jan Reeves of Brookhaven.

Anna Wylie Newsome

Services for Anna Wylie Newsome of Monticello are 10 a.m.,Monday, July 17, at Wilson Funeral Home with burial in Strong HopeBaptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday, July 16, from 5-9 p.m. and Monday, July17, from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Newsome, 78, died Friday, July 14, 2000, of heart failureat Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital. She was born in Oma on Jan. 13,1922, to the late Robert E. and Estelle Furr Guess.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Strong Hope BaptistChurch in Copiah County. She was a member of the W.M.U., theHomemakers Club and the local Eastern Star Lodge

Survivors are her husband, Roscoe M. Newsome of Hazlehurst; ason, Robert Newsome of Shreveport, La.; her daughter, Becky Newsomeof Hattiesburg; and her grandchildren, Randall Newsome of New Yorkand Christopher Newsome of Los Angeles.

Annie Merle Rutland

Services for Annie Merle Rutland of Magee were 3 p.m., Saturday,July 15, at Wilson Funeral Home with burial in Powell’s GrovePentecostal Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Rutland, 54, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, of a heart attackat Bryant’s Residential Care Facility in Magee. She was born inTylertown on April 24, 1946, to the late Ernest T. and Mandy KingRutland.

She was disabled. She was a member of the Pentecostal faith.

Preceding her in death were her brothers, Thomas Earl Rutlandand Lavern Arnold.

Survivors are her son, Robert Thomas “Bojack” Rutland of LasVegas; her brothers, Roy L. Rutland of Jackson, James Earl Rutlandof Sontag, Donald Earl Rutland of Monticello, David Earl Rutland ofMonticello, Glen Ray Rutland of McComb, Benny Dean Rutland ofPrentiss and Eugene Calhoun of Columbia; her sisters, JeanetteFuller of Brookhaven, Ernestine Boyd of Las Vegas, Brenda SueLockwood of Cleveland, Tenn., and Mabel Jadoon of Chattanooga,Tenn.

Laura Hill Shell Saucier

Services for Laura Hill Shell Saucier of Meadville were 3 p.m.,Saturday, July 15, at Springhill Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Mrs. Saucier, 86, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, of pneumonia atMeadville Nursing Home. She was born in Knoxville on Feb. 26, 1914,to the late T.H. Shell and Mary Carney Shell.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Springhill BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were five brothers and a sister

Survivors are her son and daughter-in-law, T.W. and OttieSaucier of Roxie; her daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and ErleDrane of Natchez and Margie and Jerry Smith of Nashville; herbrothers, Roy Shell Sr. of Knoxville and Aaron Shell Sr. of Roxie;six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and onegreat-great-grandchild.