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Sallie Mae Thorpe

Graveside services for Sallie Mae Thorpe, of Brookhaven,formerly Union Church, are 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at UnionChurch Cemetery in Jefferson County. Brookhaven Funeral Home is incharge of arrangements.

Mrs. Thorpe, 85, died Aug. 17, 2006, at Haven Hall Health CareCenter. She was born in Jefferson County on May 18, 1921, to WalterObadiah Twiner and Florence Jane Twiner.

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

Preceding her in death were her parents; her sister, Bertha LeeJohnson; and her grandson, Michael Tarver.

Survivors are her sons, Jimmy Ray Thorpe, of Natchez, John WadeThorpe, of Union Church, and Lloyd Edward Thorpe, of Meridian; herdaughters, Elizabeth Wheeler Haralson, of Brookhaven, JanetteThorpe Tarver, of Meridian, Linda Thorpe Irby, of Enterprise, andMarinia Thorpe Smith, of Union Church; her 14 grandchildren, RhondaScott, Gaylen Herring, Susie Sturgis, Amy Lively, Jonathan Thorpe,Walter Ray Thorpe, Fran Sills, John Tarver, Vernon Irby Jr., BlakeIrby, Craig Smith, Melissa Smith, L.J. Thorpe and Whitney Thorpe;her nephews, Walter Lamar Johnson and Tommie Lee Johnson, both ofUnion; and her 15 great-grandchildren.