Obituaries for Monday, September 20, 2004

Published 5:00 am Monday, September 20, 2004

Ferrell Leon Abel

Services for Ferrell Leon Abel of Hazlehurst are 2 p.m. Sunday,Sept. 19, at Franklin Funeral Home Chapel in Meadville with burialin Union Church Cemetery in Union Church.

Visitation is Saturday from 5-9 p.m. and Sunday from 8:30 a.m.until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Mr. Abel, 88, died Sept. 17, 2004, at Hardy Wilson Hospital inHazlehurst. He was born in Biloxi on Aug. 18, 1916, to Joseph Abeland Ella Ladner.

He was a retired Methodist minister. He was a member ofCommunity Methodist Church in Fayette.

Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother and 11sisters.

Survivors are his daughter, Brynda Moore of McCall Creek; hissons, Nick Ferrell Abel of Fayette, and Robert Abel of Pascagoula;12 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren.

Tonisa C. Harris

Services for Tonisa C. Harris of Brookhaven are 1 p.m. Tuesday,Sept. 21, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church with burial inCarver Heights Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from noon until 7 p.m. with the familypresent from 6-7 p.m. at R.E. Tyler Funeral Home.

Ms. Harris, 44, died Sept. 14, 2004, at her residence. She wasborn in Jackson on Feb. 8, 1960.

She was a member of Macedonia M.B. Church.

Survivors are her mother, Helen Smith Griffin and herstepfather, Edward Griffin, both of Brookhaven; her sons, TimothyChad Harris and Jimmy Ray Harris Jr., both of Brookhaven; herbrothers, Rickey C. Smith of Chicago, Ill., and Anthony C. Smith ofCollins; her grandmother, Josephine Tucker of Brookhaven; and hergrandson, Caleb Donnell Harris of Brookhaven.

Volney O. Nash

Services for Volney O. Nash of Eaton Twp, Ohio, are 10 a.m.Wednesday, Sept. 22, at First Congregational Church of Christ inElyria, Ohio, with burial in Butternut Ridge Cemetery in EatonTwp.

Visitation is Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Bauer-Laubenthal FuneralHome at Chestnut Ridge Rd. and St. Rt. 57 in Elyria.

Mr. Nash, 97, died Sept. 15, 2004, at New Life Hospice Center ofSt. Joseph in Lorain, Ohio. He was born in Eaton Twp on Nov. 16,1906, where he had lived for most of his life. He also lived inFlorida for 35 years.

He was employed in sales and as an office manager for OhioSanitary in Elyria for 15 years, retiring in 1973. He was a memberof the Elks Lodge 465 in Elyria and a former member of the OberlinCountry Club and the Eaton Twp School Board. He was an avid golferwho was active through 2002.

Mr. Nash graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1928 with adegree in chemistry. He was a member of First Congregational UnitedChurch of Christ in Elyria.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Ruth; his sister, LouiseNash; and his two brothers, Merrill and Nelson.

Survivors are his daughter, Joyce Duncan of Brookhaven; hissons, Richard Nash of Rocky River, Ohio, and Charles Nash ofElyria; seven grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Baldwin-Wallace College EndowmentFund, Baldwin-Wallace College Development Office, 275 Eastland Rd.,Berea, Ohio 44017-2088; the First Congregational United Church ofChrist, 330 2nd St., Elyria, Ohio 44035; or New Life Hospice, 5255N. Abbe Rd., Elyria, Ohio 44035.

Evelyn Redd

Services for Evelyn Redd of Columbia are 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept.19, at Brookhaven Funeral Home with burial in RosehillCemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Miss Redd, 79, died Sept. 17, 2004, at Columbia Health andRehabilitation Center. She was born in Lincoln County on Feb. 6,1925, to Sam J. Redd and Ava Smith.

She was a retired secretary. She was a member of First BaptistChurch in Columbia.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her sister, Lucile Leggett of Columbia; and herbrother Ralph Redd of Mandeville, La.

Malco Smith

Services for Malco Smith of Brookhaven are 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.21, at New Vision Fellowship Church with burial in RosehillCemetery.

Visitation is from noon until 6 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Mr. Smith, 85, died Sept. 14, 2004, at his residence. He wasborn in Brookhaven on Feb. 14, 1919, to Joe Smith and LouveniaWells.

He was retired.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Helen Smith;his son, Paul Smith; his sisters, Gladys Black, Roxie Kees andDella Mae Jackson; his brothers, Tyree Smith, Lutillius Smith,Woodrow Smith, Troy Smith, Pearly Smith, Annisana Smith and D.D.Smith.

Survivors are his grandchildren, Angelique Smith and Paul Smith,both of Chicago, Ill.; his sister, Annie Pearl Bradford of Chicago;his brothers, McNair Smith Sr. of Brookhaven, and John W. Smith ofChicago; six great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews andother relatives.