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Obituaries for Tuesday, March 2, 2009

Jessie B. Boyd

Services for Jessie B. Boyd, of Summit, were 1 p.m. Saturday,Feb. 28, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel in Brookhaven with burialin Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery in Pike County.

Mrs. Boyd, 92, died Feb. 25, 2009, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter in Brookhaven. She was born on Oct. 22, 1916, to JosephBardwell and Florence Leonard.

She was a machine operator for Stahl Urban Co. She was a memberof Calvary Baptist Church, but attended Union Hall Baptist Churchon Nola Road. Mrs. Boyd was a Worthy Matron of the Order of theEastern Star.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Lonnie V.Boyd; her sons, Lonnie V. Boyd Jr. and Lauvaughn Boyd; herdaughters, Faye Roberts and Rosemary Rippy; her brothers, EmmettBardwell, Vernon Bardwell, Woodie Bardwell and Quitman Bardwell;and her sisters, Essie Kilpatrick and Josephine Baker; agranddaughter, Melinda Sue Jordan; a grandson, Ricky Case; and agreat-granddaughter, Michelle Bessonette.

Survivors are a daughter, Evelyn Bigner and husband, Merlon, ofSummit; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Boyd, of Bogue Chitto; her 15grandchildren; her 38 great-grandchildren; her ninegreat-great-grandchildren; her 10 step great-grandchildren; and ahost of nieces and nephews.

Carol Rider

A graveside service for Carol Rider, of Groves, Texas, are 2p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Holly Springs Baptist Church inBrookhaven with burial in the church cemetery. A funeral servicewill be held in Groves on Tuesday. Brookhaven Funeral Home is incharge of local arrangements.

Visitation is Wednesday from 1 until 2 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Rider, 68, died Feb. 28, 2009, at her residence in Groves.She was born on April 16, 1940, to Marvin Harry Sandifer Sr. andMary Inez Sandifer.

She was retired from the FINA Refinery in Groves.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, TommySandifer; and a sister, Shirley King.

Survivors are her daughters, Donna Cannon, of Shelbyville,Texas, Connie Diane Laverne and Patricia Doucett, both of Groves;her brothers, Marvin Harry Sandifer Jr., of Brookhaven, and RichardNeal Sandifer, of Spring, Texas; her 16 grandchildren; and her 19great-grandchildren.