Obituaries for Sunday, October 26

Published 6:00 am Monday, October 27, 2003

Mary Ilene Arnold

Services for Mary Ilene Arnold of Brandon, formerly of McCallCreek, are 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, at Ramah Baptist Church withburial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday, from 3-8 p.m. at Harrigill FuneralHome.

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Mrs. Arnold, 92, died Oct. 23, 2003, at Rankin Medical Center inBrandon. She was born in Franklin County on March 11, 1911, toFannie Hogan Lewis and Clarence Wellington Lewis.

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

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands, HughArnold and Wylie Carl Brister; and her brothers, Lawrence and TroyWellington Lewis.

Survivors are her sons, Tony Lynn Arnold of Smyra, Ga., andWylie “Glenn” Brister of Brandon; three grandchildren; and fivegreat-grandchildren.

James “Jim” Thomas Sasser

Services for James “Jim” Thomas Sasser of Summit are 2 p.m.,Monday, Oct. 27, at Hartman Funeral Home with burial in RosehillCemetery. Services will be conducted by Bro. David Millican.

Visitation is Sunday from 5-7 p.m., and Monday from noon-2 p.m.,at the funeral home.

Mr. Sasser, 57, died Saturday at Southwest Regional MedicalCenter in McComb. He was born in Jackson on April 18, 1946, toJesse Sasser and Bobbie Sasser.

He was a pharmacist. He was employed for 33 years at SouthwestRegional Medical Center, where he was assistant director ofpharmacy. He was a member of Mississippi Pharmacists Association,Lakeview Golf Club, and the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Ann Sasser of Summit; his daughter andson-in-law, Pam Beard and Danny of Brandon; his son anddaughter-in-law, Mike Sasser and Charity of McComb; his sister,Carolyn Ramsey of Vicksburg; and his grandchildren, Megan Beard,Carolyn Beard and Levi Sasser.

Pallbearers will be Gerry Dale Hamilton, Jim Duckworth, GeneHardin, John Graves, Bob Sanders and Mike Smith. Honorarypallbearers will be Wayne Ginn and Clinton Moak.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

James Scroggs

Services for James Scroggs of Gillsburg are 2 p.m., Monday, Oct.27, at Johnston Chapel United Methodist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 5-8 p.m., at Catchings Funeral Home inMcComb, and Monday from noon-2 p.m., at the church.

Mr. Scroggs, 62, died Oct. 25, 2003, at his residence. He wasborn in Athens, Tenn., on April 11, 1941, to Daisy Mae Witt Scroggsand William Arthur Scroggs.

He was a silo builder, and a member of Johnston Chapel UnitedMethodist Church. He was an Army veteran.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Carrie Eaves;a brother, Elmer Scroggs; and two stepdaughters, Judy and KathyStanford.

Survivors are his wife, Lana Woolheater Stanford Scroggs ofGillsburg; his daughters, Barbara Johnson of Summit, and LindaStanley of Bogue Chitto; his son, Tony Scroggs of Summit; hisstepdaughters, Elizabeth Karrol of Ridgecrest, Calif., andConstance “Connie” Rawlins of McComb; his stepsons, Edwin H.Stanford of Greensburg, La., William “Billy” Stanford of Gillsburg,and David Stanford of McComb; his sisters, Patsy Johnson of Athens,and Estelleen Gardner and Cora Belle Campbell, both of Riceville,Tenn.; his brother, Cletus Scroggs of Brookhaven; 25 grandchildren;five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Horizon Hospice, 140 N. Fifth St.,Suite B, McComb, MS 39648.