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OBITUARIES

FRIDAY’S OBITUARIES

Estus Freeman

Services for Estus Freeman of Brookhaven are 11 a.m., Saturday,Jan. 20, at Mt. Olive M.B. Church with burial in the churchcemetery.

Visitation is today from 1-5 p.m. at Tyler Funeral Home.

Mr. Freeman, 78, died Jan. 15, 2001, of heart failure at hisresidence. He was born on Nov. 9, 1922, to Robert Freeman and SarahHilson Freeman.

He lived in Chicago for a number of years before returning toBrookhaven. He was a retired cement fixer. He was a member of Mt.Olive M.B. Church. He was an Army veteran of WWII.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his stepmother,Virginia Freeman; his wife, Winnie V. May Freeman; his brother,Vernell “Muff” Freeman; and his sister, Grace.

Survivors are his brother, James Bullock of Brookhaven; hissisters, Lynell Brown Dow and Lucy Wells of Indiana; and a host ofnieces and nephews.

Sarah Esteen Coke Sasser

Services for Sarah Esteen Coke Sasser of Brookhaven were 10:30a.m., Friday, Jan. 19, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burialin Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Sasser, 89, died Jan. 17, 2001, of heart failure at BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. She was born in Lincoln County on June23, 1911, to Carey Cecil Coke and Carrie Hart Coke.

She was an office clerk and a homemaker. She was a member of theBaptist faith.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, FredSasser Sr.; and two brothers and one sister.

Survivors are her son, Fred Sasser Jr. of Brookhaven; andseveral nieces and nephews.

Velma H. Spring

Services for Velma H. Spring of Brookhaven were 11 a.m., Friday,Jan. 19, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial in EasthavenCemetery.

Mrs. Spring, 79, died Jan. 17, 2001, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Kokomo on March 5, 1921, to Robert LeeHollis and Mamie Bracey Hollis.

She was retired as co-owner of J. E. Spring Transfer Inc. Shewas a member of First Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, JohnE. Spring.

Survivors are her sons, Gene Spring of Madison; her stepson,John “Buddy” Spring of Madison; her stepdaughter, Sylvia Netherlandof New York, N.Y.; her sister, Thelma Holmes of Raymond; and fourgrandchildren and six great-grandchildren.