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Obituaries for Friday, May 16

Frances Marie Bowman

Services for Frances Marie Bowman of Pelahatchie are 3 p.m.,today at Antioch Baptist Church with burial in the churchcemetery.

Visitation is today from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Ott & LeeFuneral Home in Brandon.

Mrs. Bowman, 75, died May 14, 2003, at Rankin Medical Center inBrandon.

She was a retired hairdresser. She was a member of AntiochBaptist Church, where she served in the nursery for many years. Shewas an avid supporter of athletics at Puckett Schools. She was anative of Lincoln County.

Survivors are her husband, George B. Bowman of Pelahatchie; herdaughters and sons-in-law, Jayne and Steve Jones, and Leann andSteve Garrett, all of Pelahatchie; her son and daughter-in-law,Benjie and Kim Bowman of Pelahatchie; her sister, Henrietta Brittof Brookhaven; her brother, the Rev. Jimmy Smith of Brookhaven; hergrandchildren, Jason Jones, Christopher Jones, Cayla Jones, RyanGarrett, Whitney Williams, Bo Garrett, Ty Garrett, and BlakeBowman; her great-granddaughter, Hannah Garrett; and a number ofnieces and nephews.

Memorials may be sent to Antioch Baptist Church Building Fund,2350 Highway 43 South, Brandon, MS 39042.

Marguerite A. “Mag” Cain

Graveside services for Marguerite A. “Mag” Cain of Brookhavenare 2 p.m., today, at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is today, from 11:30 a.m., until 1:15 p.m., atBrookhaven Funeral Home.

Cain, 87, died May 14, 2003 at Haven Hall in Brookhaven. She wasborn in Franklin County on Aug. 11, 1915, to Roscoe Cain andLazetta Cotten Cain.

She assisted the elderly. She was a member of Concord BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her brothers, George M.Cain and Quentin F. Cain; her sisters, Mildred C. Slade and GraceP. Cain; her nephew, Larry H. Slade and her niece, Sandra R.Cain.

Survivors are her niece, Patricia Cain Randall of McComb; hersister, Maimo Cain Welch of Beltsville, Md.; her sister-in-law,Hazel Burris Cain of McCall Creek; her nephews, Dr. Douglas Cain ofHouston, Texas, Dr. Gerald Welch of Anderson, S.C., and MichaelCain Welch of Beltsville, Md., and a special care giver, SherryCourse.

Herman Granger Jr.

Services for Herman Granger Jr. of Hazlehurst were today at 11a.m., Bethel Baptist Church with burial in Bethel Cemetery.Stringer Funeral Home of Hazlehurst was in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Granger, 67, died May 14, 2003 at his home.

Survivors are his wife, Frances Granger; his son, Mike Grangerof Hazlehurst; his daughter, Renee Errington of Crystal Springs;his brothers, Hal Granger of Wesson and Marlin Granger ofBrookhaven; his sister, Betty Conn of Brandon; his stepsons, AllenNash of Brandon and Don Nash of Hazlehurst; four grandchildren; onegreat-grandaughter, and three stepgrandchildren.

Annie Mae Davis Gunnell

Services for Annie Mae Davis Gunnell of Ruth are 4 p.m.,Saturday, May 17, at Providence Baptist Church in Lawrence Countywith burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-10 p.m., at Brookhaven Funeral Home,and on Saturday, from 3 p.m. until the time of service at thechurch.

Mrs. Gunnell, 75, died May 15, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare. Shewas born in Lincoln County on Aug. 28, 1927, to Marvin Davis andEula Mae Walker Davis.

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

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Carlos S.”Jack” Gunnell; and her sister, Oni Faye Smith.

Survivors are her sons, Michael Gunnell of Ruth, and DouglasGunnell and Carlos Gunnell Jr., both of Brookhaven; her daughterand son-in-law, Betty and Kerry Justice of Brookhaven; herbrothers, J.M. Davis, James Earl Davis, Alcus Davis, Billy GeneDavis, Richard Davis, and Ray Davis, all of Ruth; and fourstepchildren and six grandchildren.

Gunnie McGee

Services for Gunnie McGee of Port Gibson are 2 p.m., Sunday, May18, at Providence Christian Church in Port Gibson with burial inProvidence Cemetery. Rollins Funeral Home in Port Gibson is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday, from 1 p.m. until the time of service atthe church.

Mr. McGee, 62, died May 12, 2003 at Claiborne County NursingCenter in Port Gibson. He was born in Hollandale on Feb. 10, 1941,to John McGee and Marl Tate McGee.

He was a farmer. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church inHollandale.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother, RobertMcGee.

Survivors are his daughters, Alfreda and Cynthia McGee, both ofFort Meyers, Fla.; his brother, John McGee; his sisters, Sarah LeeCarroll and Clara McGee, both of Tillman; six grandchildren and ahost of other relatives and friends.

Gladys Miller

Services for Gladys Miller of Brookhaven, formerly of Grenada,are 2 p.m., Saturday, May 17, at National Funeral Home Chapel inGrenada with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada.

Visitation is Saturday from 12:30-2 p.m., at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Miller, 87, died May 15, 2003, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Baptist faith.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Robert E. Miller.

Survivors are her son, R.C. Vance Jr., of Phoenix City, Ala.;her daughter, Margaret Stingily of Hazlehurst; her brother, BoydAvant of Carrollton; her sisters, Ruby Walters of Grenada, EdithBrasch and Eldora Fillingham, both of Memphis, Tenn., and BeatriceEmmons of Winona; and six grandchildren and fourgreat-grandchildren.

William “Dickie” Smith

Services for William “Dickie” Smith of Brookhaven are 2 p.m.,Saturday, May 17, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial inNew Prospect Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-8 p.m., at Brookhaven FuneralHome.

Mr. Smith, 48, died May 15, 2003 at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Port Sulfur, La., on Jan. 14, 1955, toWilliam V. “Dub” Smith and Mavis Richardson Smith.

He was a welder and pipe fitter. He was a mason.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Melanie R. Smith of Brookhaven; hissons, Daniel Smith and Derrick Smith, both of Brookhaven; hisdaughter, Lauren Smith of Brookhaven; his sisters, Joy Jordan andJan Smith, both of Jackson, and a number of nieces and nephews.