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Obituaries for Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Mrs. Susan Lynn Arnold Baker

Services for Susan Lynn Arnold Baker of Natchez are 10 a.m.,Thursday, Aug. 4, at Laird Funeral Home Union Street Chapel withburial in Natchez City Cemetery.

Visitation is Wednesday from 5-9 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mrs. Baker, 55, died Aug. 1, 2005, at Natchez Regional MedicalCenter. She was born in Lincoln County on April 27, 1950, toWilliam A. Arnold and Analo Tillotson Arnold of McCall Creek.

She was employed for 30 years as a special education teacher forthe state in Franklin, Lincoln, and Adams County School Districts.She was a member of Parkway Baptist Church.

Survivors are her mother; her husband, John R. Baker Jr., ofNatchez; her children, Tim Baker of Arkadelphia, Ark., and MattBaker of Natchez; her sister, Katherine Lofton of Epps, La.; andher brothers, Aubrey Rogers and Sydney L. Arnold, both of McCallCreek.

Faye Roberts Newman

Services for Faye Roberts Newman of Bude are 10 a.m., Thursday,Aug. 4, at Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville with burial in MidwayCemetery in Meadville.

Visitation is Wednesday from 6-9 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mrs. Newman, 84, died Aug. 1, 2005, at Franklin MemorialHospital in Meadville. She was born on Jan. 30, 1921, to WilliamMarshal Roberts and Josie Pharris Roberts.

She was a social director at Meadville Nursing Home. She was amember of Bude First Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Warren Newman Sr.; fivebrothers and one sister.

Survivors are her sons, Steve Newman of Bude, and Corkey Newmanof Florida; her brother, Clayton Roberts of Texas; and her sister,Velma Gregg of New Mexico.

Napoleon B. Parker Sr.

Services for Napoleon B. Parker Sr. of Brookhaven are 11 a.m.,Thursday, Aug. 4, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church withburial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation is Wednesday from noon until 5 p.m., at MarshallFuneral Home, and Thursday from 9-11 a.m. at the church.

Mr. Parker, 86, died July 29, 2005, in Summit. He was born inNewellton, La. on July, 16, 1919, to Markus and Mammie Parker.

He was an Army veteran. During his tour, he received fiveOverseas Service Bars, one Service Stripe, an Asiatic PacificTheater Ribbon with one Bronze Battle Star, a Good Conduct Medal,and the World War II Victory Medal.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, BeulahSkinner and Mary Lou Parker; and a son, Napoleon B. Parker II.

Survivors are his wife, Lou Ella Parker; three grandchildren andtheir spouses, Felecia and Willie Augustus of Baton Rouge, La.,Pamela and Ronnie Fontenot of Lake Charles, La., and NapoleonParker III; two great-grandchildren, Kadijah Augustus and WillieAugustus III of Baton Rouge, La.; one brother-in-law, Wiley AdamsSr. of Brookhaven; one sister-in-law and her spouse, Lucretia andWilliam Hardwick of Chicago, Ill; and a host of nieces, nephews,adopted children, and other relatives and friends.

Zulieme Thetford Pierce

Services for Zulieme Thetford Pierce of Ridgeland were 11 a.m.,Wednesday, July 27, at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon withburial in Lakeland Memorial Park.

Mrs. Pierce, 91, died July 24, 2005 at Hospice Ministries inRidgeland. She was born to Marion Thetford and Mader BorenThetford.

She was a native of Claiborne County. She was an avid gardenerand loved the outdoors. She was a member of Brandon First UnitedMethodist Church.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Wylie Pierce.

Survivors are her daughter, Janice Pierce Dotherow; twograndchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Eloweese Jones Spring

Services for Eloweese Jones Spring of Smithdale were 11 a.m.,Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Mt. Gilead Primitive Baptist Church with burialin the church cemetery. Jones Family Funeral Services is in chargeof arrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 5-9 p.m., and Tuesday from 9-11 a.m.,at the church.

Mrs. Spring, 83, died July 30, 2005, at Kenner Regional Hospitalin Kenner, La. She was born in Franklin County on Nov. 28, 1921, toRuffus and Georgia Jones.

She was a homemaker and loving mother, grandmother andgreat-grandmother. She was a longtime member of Mt. GileadPrimitive Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, JamesWilliam Spring; her daughter, Marjorie Spring Roper; her brothers,Fred, Ellis, Bert and Forrest Spring; her sisters, Bernette Laird,Adelle Smith, Rosalie Womack and Juanita Beeson; a grandson, JosephRoper; and a granddaughter, Angie Spring Coleman.

Survivors are her sons and daughters-in-law, Joe Allen andYolanda Spring, William Leroy and Janice Spring, James BernardSpring, and John Ellis and Betty Spring, all of Smithdale; herdaughters and sons-in-law, Gloria and David Wicker, and Sheilah andTravis Young, all of Smithdale, and Georgia and Chris Daughdrill ofLoranger, La.; her son-in-law, Joe Roeper of Smithdale; and hersisters, Rubye Taylor and Berniece Brewer, both of Smithdale; 27grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Verna Synder Vaughn

Services for Verna Synder Vaugn of McCall Creek are 2 p.m.,Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Friendship Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from 5-8 p.m., and Tuesday from 8 a.m.until 1 p.m., at Riverwood Family Funeral Service.

Mrs. Vaughn, 88, died July 31, 2005, at Silver Cross NurshingHome. She was born on April 1, 1917, to Prentiss Synder and LonaWatts Synder.

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

Preceding her in death were her husband, Earl Vaughn; and herbrother, Versie Synder.

Survivors are her daughter, Linda Vaughn Ratcliff of McCallCreek; her sisters, Thelma Smith and Aranell Cade; hergrandchildren and their spouses, Janet and Gary Smith, Tim andRichelle Ratcliff, and Amanda and Jammy Lofton; and hergreat-grandchildren, Josh Smith, Jake Smith, Madie Lofton and BradyRatcliffe.