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OBITUARIES

Friday’s Obituaries

Mina Evans

Services for Mina Evans of the Nola community are 10 a.m.,Saturday, Oct. 28, at Shiloh Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery. The Rev. Richard Green will conduct theservices.

Visitation is Friday, Oct. 27, from 5-9 p.m. at Wilson FuneralHome and from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday at the church.

Mrs. Evans, 83, died Oct. 26, 2000, at Lawrence County Hospital.She was born in Little Rock, Ark., on Aug. 6, 1917, to George C.and Grace R. Hagan. She grew up in McGeehee, Ark.

She served with her husband as he pastored numerous churches,including Bethel Baptist Church, Hazlehurst; Oma Baptist Church,Oma; Chillicothe Baptist Church, Chillicothe, Ohio; and Don AvenueBaptist Church, Denham Springs, La. After the death of her husbandin 1960, she returned to Monticello, where she was employed by FarmBureau Insurance from 1960-65. From 1965 until her retirement in1982, she was office manager at the Lawrence County HealthDepartment.

Preceding her in death were her husband, the Rev. Benton E.Evans; her infant son, James Larkin Evans; her great-granddaughter,Crissie Lawrence; her sister, Nellie H. Dudrick; and her brothers,Carl Hagan, Earl Hagan, Paul Hagan, Elroy Hagan, and Ray Hagan.

Survivors are her daughter, Kathy Boyd of Monticello; her sons,George Benton Evans of Baton Rouge, Thomas E. “Tommy” Evans ofNola; Robert E. “Bob” Evans of Monticello, and Joseph L. “Joe”Evans of Sontag and Clinton; and 12 grandchildren and 10great-grandchildren.

Eric Shawn Seeley

Services for Eric Shawn Seeley of Madison were Thursday, Oct.26, at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home.

Mr. Seeley, 25, died Oct. 24, 2000, at University MedicalCenter. He was born in Camp LeJeune, N.C. He was a graduate ofMadison Central High School, where he played football as anoffensive lineman. He had attended Belhaven College and theUniversity of Southern Mississippi.

He was a sales representative for Insta-Pro.

Survivors are his wife, Laura Beth Seeley of Madison; hisparents, Bobby and Mary Seeley of Brandon; his brother, Trey Seeleyof California; and his grandparents, Jo Ann Smith of Jackson,Robert and Linda Seeley of Oregon, Bonnie and Alfred Williams ofJackson and Letson and Margaret Easterling of Wesson.

Memorials may be made to Madison Central High School.

Henry Leroy Taylor

Graveside services for Henry Leroy Taylor of Braxton are 3 p.m.,Friday, Oct. 27, at Holly Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. ColonialChapel Funeral Home in Mendenhall is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Taylor, 50, died Oct. 25, 2000, of heart failure at SimpsonGeneral Hospital.

He was a retired painter. He was a member of Holly Grove BaptistChurch.

Survivors are his daughters, Aleshia Taylor and Tiffany Taylor,both of Sontag, and Shirley Allen of Greensburg, La., his father,Henry R. Taylor of Braxton; his brothers, Robert Taylor, BillyTaylor, and Langley Taylor, all of Braxton, and Jackie Taylor ofMonticello; his sisters, Shirley Smart of Dallas, Virginia Johnsonof Sontag, and Patsy Fuller of Brookhaven; and fourgrandchildren.

Winifred O. Farmer Wilson

Services for Winifred O. Farmer Wilson of Ft. Wayne, Ind., wereMonday, Oct. 23, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church with burialin Greenlawn Memorial Park.

McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home was in charge ofarrangements.

Mrs. Wilson, 90, died Oct. 16, 2000, at her residence. She wasborn in Wesson to David Morse Farmer and Mary Delilah CarpenterFarmer.

She was a homemaker. She worked at J. C. Penney’s and L. S.Ayres, retiring in 1980. She was a member of the Starlight HomeEconomics Club and enjoyed cooking, sewing, and crafts. She was amember of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Dee V. “Ted” Wilson;and four sisters, including the late Lillian Farmer Day.

Survivors are her daughters, Delores Keesee and CharlotteAlexander, and her granddaughter, Katie Alexander, all of Ft.Wayne.