Obituaries for Wednesday, October 8

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, October 8, 2003

The Rev. R.V. (Alcus) Greer

Services for the Rev. R.V. (Alcus) Greer of Brookhaven are 11a.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel withburial in Riverwood Memorial Park. Services will be conducted bythe Revs. Greg Warnock and Hubert Greer.

Visitation is Wednesday from 4-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

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The Rev. Greer, 85, died Oct. 6, 2003, at his residence. He wasborn in Ruth on Dec. 8, 1917, to Newton F. Greer and Emma AttawayGreer.

He was a retired minister and college professor. He was agraduate of North Greenville College, Mississippi College andSoutheast Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. He didadditional graduate study at Lutheran Theological Seminary andEmory University. He served as pastor of churches in Mississippi,North Carolina and South Carolina. He taught Bible at WingateUniversity for 14 years, serving interim pastorates and Supplyduring that time. He served on the North Carolina BaptistConvention Board for several years. He was the author of two books,”Heartbeat of the Bible” and “Saints in Peace and Strife.” He was amember of First Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, DorothyBraswell and Audena Reeves; and three brothers, Lesby Greer,Garvece Greer and the Rev. N.F. Greer.

Survivors are his wife of over 58 years, Gertrude J. Greer ofBrookhaven; his daughter, Tommye G. Trippe of California; hissisters, Wilma Grace Brister of Brookhaven, Bernice G. Sumrall ofNatchez, and Gladys G. Reeves of McComb; his grandchildren,Alexandra T. Lisandrelli of Phoenix, Ariz., and Micah Trippe andGabrielle Trippe, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; 12 nieces; and eightnephews.

Pallbearers will be his nephews, Mark Greer, Carl Reeves,Chester Reeves, Grady Reeves, Nick Rushing and Donald Rutland.Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews, Leggett Greer and TonyGreer.

Memorials may be made to Hospice in Brookhaven.

Mamie Lee Wallace

Services for Mamie Lee Wallace of Kirby are 2 p.m., Saturday,Oct. 11, at Higdon Community Church with burial in the churchcemetery. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Luther Bonds.

Visitation is Friday from noon – 5, with a wake service from 7-8p.m., at Marshall Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wallace, 57, died Oct. 4, 2003, at Natchez RegionalHospital. She was born in Franklin County on Sept. 26, 1946, toGeorge Washington and Rosie Sanders.

She was a domestic technician, and a member of Higdon CommunityChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; one sister; and fourbrothers.

Survivors are her husband, Edward Lee Wallace Sr.; her daughtersand sons-in-law, Delphine and Issac Starks of Fayette, and Kimberlyand Issac Harris of Meadville; her sons and daughters-in-law,Edward Wallace Jr. and Patricia of Atlanta, Ga., Randy and MarilynWallace of Inglewood, Calif., and Reginald Wallace of Meadville;her sisters, Annie B. Smith of Meadville, and Georgia Washington ofPanama City, Fla.; her brothers, T.J. Sanders and RobertWashington, both of Meadville, and Sonny Washington of Brookhaven;15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; five sisters-in-law; threebrothers-in-law; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Willie McDonald, Issac Starks Jr., RonnieWatts, Andrew Smith, Micheal Smith and Alfred Chambliss.