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OBITUARIES

FRIDAY OBITUARIES

Pete Griffith

Services for Pete Griffith of Monticello are 11 a.m., Saturday,Nov. 25, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial in BethelBaptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday, Nov. 24, from 5-9 p.m. at Wilson FuneralHome.

Mr. Griffith, 81, died Nov. 21, 2000, at Ocean Springs Hospital.He was born in Monticello on May 3, 1919, to Henry and Carrie NealGriffith.

He was a retired farmer. He was a member of Bethel BaptistChurch.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, PearlineBranning Griffith; and his brothers, Henry Griffith Jr. and Harold”Jack” Griffith.

Survivors are his brother, the Rev. James Griffith ofPhiladelphia; his sister, Margaret Baraux of McComb; and a numberof nieces, nephews, and friends.

Ivera Harris Lewis

Services for Ivera Harris Lewis of Fayette are 1 p.m., Friday,Nov. 24, at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial in Pine GroveCemetery. Rollins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lewis, 66, died Nov. 18, 2000, of heart failure at NatchezRegional Medical Center. She was born in Jefferson County on June24, 1934, to Louis Henry Harris and Katherine Carter.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of New Jerusalem HealingTemple.

Preceding her in death were her father; her husband, RommieLewis; her brother, Charlie Harris; her sister, Geraldine; and ason and three grandchildren.

Survivors are her mother, Katherine Carter of Fayette; herchildren, Jessie Harris of Rancho Cordova, Calif., Barbara Minor ofNatchez; Frank Harris, Catherine Lewis, Calvin Lewis, SharonHarris, Kenny Ray Lewis, Ledon Harris, and Tony Lewis, all ofFayette, and Carolyn Walker of Rialto, Calif.; her sisters, SarahLouiza Harris of Fayette, Christine Harris of Florida, and MollyCatching of Brookhaven; and 28 grandchildren and sevengreat-grandchildren.

Pearly Edward Robison

Services for Pearly Edward Robison of McComb were 10 a.m.,Friday, Nov. 24, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burial inPleasant Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Robison, 96, died Nov. 21, 2000, of heart failure atCamellia Estates in McComb. He was born in Bogue Chitto on March19, 1904, to James Robison and Mary Rippy Robison.

He was a retired farmer. He was a member of Pleasant HillBaptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his daughter, BettyLouise Bryant.

Survivors are his wife, Trudy Mae Rollins Robison of McComb; hisson, Jerry J. Robison of Summit; and his grandchildren, JillHavard, Dawn Barnhill and Chad Robison.

Lula Smith

Services for Lula Smith of Chicago are 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov.25, at Tyler Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Siloam ChurchCemetery.

Visitation is Friday, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. atTyler Funeral Home.

Mrs. Smith, 93, died Nov. 18, 2000, of heart failure in Chicago.She was born in Franklin County in 1907 to Jeff Jones and LouizaJones.

She was a homemaker.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, EugeneJacob Smith; her sisters, Florence and Alma Jones; and herbrothers, Neal Jones and Ellis Jones.

Survivors are her sons, Pearl Smith of New Orleans, Neal Smithof Union Church, Robert Smith of Iowa, and Eugene Smith, MackSmith, and Charles Edward Smith, all of Chicago; her stepsons,Woodrow Smith of Brookhaven and Marshall Smith of Hammond, La.; herdaughters, Elizabeth Smith and Charlene Smith, both of Chicago, andMamie Smith; her stepdaughter, Monzola Smith of Jackson; and a hostof grandchildren.

Leon R. Watson

Services for Leon R. Watson of Meadville are 1 p.m., Friday,Nov. 24, at Bude Church of God with burial in Byrds ChapelCemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon until service time at the church.Franklin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Watson, 88, died Nov. 21, 2000, at Franklin MemorialHospital. He was born in Gilbert, La., on Oct. 4, 1912, to WilliamWatson and Effie W. Freeman Watson.

He was retired from Armstrong Tire & Rubber Company with 30years service. He was a member of Bude Church of God.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Irene GammillWatson; his daughter, Ruby Shelton; his son, Dale Watson; and hisgrandson, Gene Shelton.

Survivors are his sons, Floyd Watson of Meadville and the Rev.Melvin Watson of Jackson; his daughter, Mae Scott of Fayette; hisbrother, Lacy Freeman of Natchez; his sister, Delane Davis ofBiloxi; and 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.