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Obituaries for Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Arthur Burneil Carraway

Services for Arthur Burneil Carraway of the State Veterans Homein Kosciusko, formerly of Slidell, La., are 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov.18 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Franklin County with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. and Thursday from 8:30-9:30a.m. at Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville.

Mr. Carraway, 86, died Nov. 15, 2004, at Muntfort Jones MemorialHospital in Kosciusko. He was born in Franklin County on June 10,1918, to Hardy B. Carraway and Susie Lard Carraway.

He retired from Kiser Aluminum after 30 years of employment. Hewas a veteran of the Army and member of Company F 329th Infantry.He served in Normandy, northern France and Germany, where he waswounded and discharged from service on July 26, 1945. He was amember of First Baptist Church in Slidell.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, MildredCothren Carraway; one son, Joe Neil Carraway; and twogranddaughters, Christine Carraway Turner and Tammy Cox.

Survivors are his daughter, Mildred R. Reynolds of Noxapater;his sons, Thomas H. Carraway of Weir, Arthur B. Carraway ofSlidell, and Michael A. Carraway of Knoxville; 10 grandchildren;and 11 great-grandchildren.

Gary Scott Holmes

Services for Gary Scott Holmes of McComb are 2 p.m. Thursday,Nov. 18 at Catchings Funeral Home Chapel in McComb with burial inHollywood Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday from noon until 2p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Holmes, 49, died Nov. 15, 2004, at his residence. He wasborn in Fort Benning, Ga., on Feb. 4, 1955, to Louis Holmes andElizabeth Juanita Owens Holmes.

He was a mechanic for Holmes North Broadway Shell and was a Navyveteran.

Preceding him in death was his mother.

Survivors are his father and stepmother, Louis and Lu Holmes ofMcComb; his wife, Paulette Brister Holmes of Gulfport; hisdaughter, Tanya M. Wallace of Gulfport; his son, Christopher S.Holmes of Magnolia; two brothers, Mike Holmes of McComb, and PhilipHolmes of Summit; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephewsand friends.

Donis Louise Ratcliff

Services for Donis Louise Ratcliff of Brookhaven are 2 p.m.Thursday, Nov. 18 at Brookhaven Branch of the Church of JesusChrist of Latter Day Saints with burial in the Red Star WardCemetery of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Visitation is today from 5-8 p.m. at Brookhaven Funeral Home andThursday from 1-2 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Ratcliff, 81, died Nov. 15, 2004, at Countrybook LivingCenter. She was born in Brookhaven on Nov. 26, 1922, to JeffersonWiley Moak and Rosa Belle McFadden Moak.

She was a homemaker and former dietitian at West Lincoln School.She was a longtime member of the Brookhaven Branch of the Church ofJesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she was a member of theRelief Society. Over the years, she shared her love and nurturingspirit in her work as a dietitian and also as a foster mother andfriend to over 34 foster children. A loving wife, mother andgrandmother, Mrs. Ratcliff will be truly missed by her family.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her daughters, Betty Thompson and Robin DiffrientThompson, both of Brookhaven; her sons, John (Jimmy) Ratcliff ofRaleigh, N.C., Gregory Ratcliff of Brookhaven and Russell Rushingof Pennsylvania; 13 grandchildren; and fivegreat-grandchildren.

Her family wishes to thank the staff at Countrybook LivingCenter and Horizon Hospice for their loving care of Mrs.Ratcliff.

Memorials may be made to Horizon Hospice, 220 S. Jackson St.,Brookhaven MS 39601.