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Obituaries for Friday, September 8, 2006

James Moore Bowman

Services for James Moore Bowman, of Peoria, Ariz., were held onTuesday, Aug., 29, at Palmcroft Baptist Church in Phoenix,Ariz.

Mr. Bowman, 76, died Aug. 27, 2006, at a Phoenix area hospital.He was born in Memphis, Tenn., on Nov. 21, 1929, to Bessie MooreBowman and James Calvin Bowman.

He moved to Amory at the age of 7 where he graduated from AmoryHigh School. He attended Ole Miss, and later graduated from theUniversity of Redlands in California. He spent 37 years workingwith Farmers Insurance, retiring as regional manager of the LosAngeles region. He was a resident of Los Angeles for 40 yearsbefore retiring to Phoenix in 1994.

He was an active church member as a deacon and choir member. Hewas a talented instrumentalist, playing trumpet in various concertbands. He will best be remembered for his love of the Lord and hisfamily. He enjoyed being outdoors, particularly on familycamp-outs, participating in sports, especially golf. He was an avidphotographer.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife of 51 years, Mary Jeanne Wooley Bowman,of Peoria, originally of Bogue Chitto; his sons: Dale (Pam) of LaVerne, Calif., and Neal (Debbie) of Glendale, Ariz.; hisgrandchildren: Ryan, Scott, Shelby, Brett, Nate, and Tori; hissister, Martha (Bobby) Wilson; his nephew: Rob (Bari) Wilson andtheir daughters, Sarah, Hannah and Leah, all of Jefferson City,Tenn.

Memorials may be made to the Music Ministry at Palmcroft BaptistChurch, 15825 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85053.

Condolences may be sent to Mary Jeanne Wooley Bowman at 18750North 89th Ave., Peoria, AZ 85382.

Bernice Porter

Services for Bernice Porter, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Sept. 9, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery in McCall Creek.

Visitation is today from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Porter, 92, died Sept. 6, 2006, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Lincoln County on Nov. 9, 1913, to JohnWesley Herring Sr., and Sarah Evans Herring.

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

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, LawrencePorter; her daughter, Juliette Westbrook; her son-in-law, RobertWestbrook; her sons, John Porter and Ben Joe Porter; her brothers,Wesley Herring and Bart Herring; and her sisters, Myrtle Graven,Bessie Smith and Evie Kyzar.

Survivors are her sons, George Porter and wife Doris, of BogueChitto, and Daniel Porter and wife Diane, of Brookhaven; herdaughter, Rachel Etienne and husband Al, of Metairie, La.; her 11grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces andnephews.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund orConcord Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Angie Monique Riggins

Services for Angie Monique Riggins, of Roxie, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Sept. 9, at Roxie First Baptist Church on Florida Streetin Roxie, with burial in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in theHamburg community. Marshall Funeral Home in Bude is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the serviceat the church.

Miss Riggins, 20, died Sept. 5, 2006, at Alcorn State, Miss. Shewas born in Natchez on Sept. 4, 1986, to Otha and MariaDyer-Riggins.

She was a 2006 graduate of Franklin High School. She was astudent at Alcorn State University, where she was a cheerleader andwas on the soccer team.

Survivors are her parents; her sisters, Mirreah P. Riggins andMegan C. Riggins, both of Roxie; her maternal grandmother, MazieDyer-Brooks, of Roxie; her seven aunts, five uncles and a host ofother relatives and friends.