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Obituaries for Sunday, December 2, 2007

Eve Middleton

Services for Eve Middleton, of Meadville, are 2 p.m. Sunday,Dec. 2, at Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville with burial in MidwayCemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from noon until the time of the service atthe funeral home.

Mrs. Middleton, 83, died Nov. 29, 2007, at Meadville NursingHome. She was born in Monroe on Feb. 5, 1924, to Otis Norris andVirginia Laster Norris.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Springfield BaptistChurch in Natchez.

Preceding her in death were her husband; her parents; one son;one daughter; three sisters; and three brothers.

Survivors are her four sons, Ronald Middleton, of Washington,Donald Middleton, of Beaumont, Texas, Marvin Middleton, of Monroe,La., and Adrin Middleton, of Alabama; six daughters, DeloresAldridge, of Roxie, Louise Walters, of Natchez, Gloria Fruge, ofBaton Rouge, La., Linda Suggett, of Texas, and Elaine Carter, ofTexas, and Patricia Treason, of Braxton; her sister, Louvenia King,of Brookhaven; her brother, Hollis Norris, of Meadville; 23grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Gettis Thames Rankin

Services for Gettis Thames Rankin, of Wesson, are 1 p.m. Monday,Dec. 3, at Brookhaven Funeral Home, North Jackson Street location,with burial in Wesson Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Rankin, 95, died Nov. 30, 2007, at her daughter’sresidence. She was born in Lawrence County on Feb. 26, 1912, toJohn Dolphus Thames and Annie Jane Griffith Thames.

She was a seamstress. She was a member of Wesson Baptist Church,where she was a member of the Dorcas Sunday school class and theW.M.U.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, G. ClintRankin; her brothers, Kemit, Claude, Aubrey, and J.D. Thames; hersisters, Delta Mathis, Johnnie Lee Williamson, Nonnie Williamson,and Donis Letchworth.

Survivors are her sons, Gerald Clint Rankin and wife Annette, ofPride, La., and Thomas O. Rankin and wife Joan, of Lacey’s Springs,Ala.; her daughter, Barbara Jane Stegall and husband Freddie, ofWesson; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and severalnieces and nephews.

Nellie Grace Hedgepeth Turner

Services for Nellie Grace Hedgepeth Turner, of Silver Creek,were11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Arm Baptist Church with burial inOld Arm Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge ofarrangements.

Mrs. Turner, 77, died Nov. 30, 2007, at Lawrence CountyHospital. She was born on Oct. 10, 1930, to Toxie Hedgepeth andZelma Lee Dunn Hedgepeth.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Arm Baptist Church,where she was a member of the senior women’s Sunday schoolclass.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, PatTurner; one daughter; two brothers; and one sister.

Survivors are her sons, Charlie Turner and wife Bessie, ofJayess, and Darrell Turner and wife Tina, of Silver Creek; herdaughter, Jan Howell and husband Jerry, of Jayess; her brothers,James Hedgepeth, of Monticello, and Carl Hedgepeth, of Jayess; hersisters, Ruth Nations and Geneva Nations, both of Natchez; sixgrandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.