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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2006 12:00 am

Aldridge, Amos, Collier, Johnson, Marshall, Nelson, Parkerson, Penn, Randolph, Robinson, Simpson, Taylor, Taylor, Toliver, Uzzle

Aldridge

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Memorial services for Frank Saunders Aldridge Jr., 85, of Columbia, S.C., and a native of Greenville, Miss., an engineer, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 101 E. Third Ave., Rome, Ga. He died April 9, 2006. Entombment will be in the columbarium at First Presbyterian Church under the direction of Shives Funeral Home, Columbia, S.C.

The family will greet friends at the church after the service.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Betty.

Frank devoted his life to the care of his family and is remembered for his keen wit and eagerness to help one and all. Born Sept. 1, 1920, in Greenville, Miss., Frank entered the University of Mississippi but left college to volunteer for the Army Air Corps. He served with distinction as a fighter pilot in World War II as part of the 12th Reconnaissance (Fighter) Squadron, 9th Air Force. After 100 missions over occupied Europe flying Spitfires and Mustangs, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Presidential Flying Citation. He was then transferred to Luke Air Field near Phoenix, Ariz., to train pilots for the war effort. There he met Betty Boyce Rountree, who was attending college in the vicinity. Their marriage of 55 years produced three children and five grandchildren and their spouses who adored him, and three great-grandchildren who knew and loved their PaPa.

After their marriage, Frank and Betty returned to college where he graduated from Auburn University as a mechanical engineer. After a short stint with Republic Steel in Gadsden, Ala., Frank and Betty moved their family to Rome, Ga., in 1954, where he served until retirement as a design engineer for General Electric in its Medium Transformer Plant. Upon their arrival, they joined the First Presbyterian Church of Rome. Frank was a devoted member of the church for nearly 50 years. Frank is remembered as an ardent golfer, handyman and dominoes expert. He was always ready to lend a competent helping hand to those who needed assistance. After his retirement, he put his considerable skills to work in support of Habitat for Humanity for several years.

Frank leaves his children, Alison (Berry) Gibbes of Columbia, S.C., Boyce (Mike) Phillips of Marietta, Ga., and Saunders (LeeAnn) Aldridge of Savannah, Ga.; his grandchildren, Joe (Amy) Gibbes, Mary Beth (Scott) Hultstrand, Sandy Gibbes, Hannah (Tony) Dichiara and Matthew Phillips; his great-grandchildren, Jack, Caroline and Molly; a sister, Berkeley Thompson of Ridgeland, Miss.; and a sister-in-law, Rhea Barton of Armuchee, Ga. He will be remembered by each of them as a man rich beyond measure in the love of his family.

Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Floyd County, P.O. Box 127, Rome, GA 30162-0127 or First Presbyterian Church, 101 E. Third St., Rome, GA 30161.

&#8220Any man can be a father, but it takes a special man to be a Daddy.”

Amos

GREENVILLE - Funeral services for Carol Ann Amos, 49, of Santa Clara, Calif., and formerly of Greenville will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion MB Church, Greenville. She died April 4, 2006, at her home. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.

She is survived by her mother and father, Gloria and William Manning of Greenville; two brothers, Vernell Horton and John Horton III, both of Greenville; her maternal grandmother, Earnestine Amos of Greenville; a godson for whom she was a caregiver, Edmond Burdin of Santa Clara, Calif.; four nieces; four nephews; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and co-workers in Santa Clara.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Redmon Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. The remains will lie in state at the church from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pastor Cedric King is pastor of the church. Elder Jessie Carter will officiate.

Collier

SHELBY - Funeral services for T.C. Collier, 59, of Shelby will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bright Star Baptist Church, Merigold. He died April 6, 2006, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial will be in Delta Heights Memorial Gardens, Cleveland, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Young Collier of Shelby; two sons, Billy Moore of Shaw and Danyale Collier of Merigold; a stepson, David Young of Cartersville, Ga.; two daughters, Betty Moore of Shaw and Lakisha Stapleton of Merigold; five stepdaughters, Elaine Latimer, Patron, Kizzy and Jalessa Young, and Teresa Dye, all of Cartersville, Ga.; a brother, Sylvester Stevenson of Jackson; and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 5 p.m., with a family hour from 5 to 6 p.m., at Byas Funeral Home, Shelby. The remains will lie in state at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service.

The Rev. Walter Hill will officiate.

Johnson

ROSEDALE - Funeral services for James E. Johnson, 42, of Rosedale will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Hebron MB Church, Rosedale. He died April 6, 2006, in Rosedale. Burial will be in Charity Peace Cemetery, Malvina, under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Visitation will be Saturday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Hebron MB Church, Rosedale.

Andrew Williams will be the officiating minister.

Marshall

CLEVELAND - Funeral services for Benjamin Marshall Jr., 64, of Cleveland will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lincoln Garden Church of God in Christ, Cleveland. He died April 10, 2006, at his home. Burial will be in Delta Heights cemetery, Cleveland, under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at T.L. Redmon Funeral chapel, Cleveland.

Brother L.C. Griffin will officiate.

Nelson

MOUND BAYOU - Funeral services for Ruby Nelson, 93, of Mound Bayou will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Mound Bayou. She died April 8, 2006, at her home. Burial will be in St. Gabriel Cemetery, Mound Bayou, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Survivors include a daughter, Eugenia Wright of Mound Bayou; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.

The Rev. Earl V. Hall will officiate.

Parkerson

GREENVILLE - Funeral services for Jimmy Wayne Parkerson, 54, of Arlington, Texas, and formerly of Greenville will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville. He died April 11, 2006, in Arlington. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville. Moore Funeral Home of Arlington has charge of local arrangements.

Jimmy was born Nov. 3, 1951, in Greenville. He graduated from Greenville High in 1969 and from Delta State University in 1975. He had lived in Arlington, Texas, since 1999, and owned a business in Dallas. His previous long-term career was as a business and operations manager for Reltec Corp. and Siemens.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Otto Parkerson Jr., and grandparents, Stephen C. Parkerson and Ida Tanksley Parkerson.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Lynn Coker Parkerson of Arlington; two sons, Stephen Alan (Shannon) Parkerson of Arlington and Jason Bentley Parkerson of Mansfield, Texas; a daughter, Lauren Elane (Jeff) Hornsby of LaGrange, Ga.; grandchildren Jessica Lynn and Kayla Brooke Parkerson of Salisbury, N.C., Kayla and Ethan Woodward of Mansfield, Texas, and Lily Ana, Leah Beth and newborn boy of LaGrange, Ga.; his parents, Stephne Otto and Martha Bentley Parkerson of Greenville; a brother, Dave C. (Kay) Parkerson of Chesterfield, Va.; niece Emma; and nephews Cannon and Brad.

Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville.

Penn

LELAND - Funeral services for Tommie Lee Penn Jr., 44, of Jackson and formerly of Leland will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Pleasant Spring MB Church, Leland. He died April 9, 2006, at Central Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson. Burial will be in Sisters of Charity Cemetery, Elizabeth, under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Leland.

He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving wife of 23 years, Cynthia Harris Penn; one daughter, Tommika Penn; two sisters, Miriel (Derrick) Meeks of Jacksonville, Fla., and Patricia (T.L.) Hams of Grand Rapids, Mich.; one brother, Robert (Melody) Penn of Atlanta, Ga.; one stepsister, Dorothy Lomax of Leland; and several other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home, Leland.

The Rev. Derrick Meeks will officiate.

Randolph

GREENVILLE - Funeral services for Elizabeth Keeton Randolph, 78, of Greenville will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope First Baptist Church, Greenville. She died April 7, 2006, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.

Mrs. Randolph was born Nov. 29, 1927, in Long Switch, Miss., to the late Willie Keeton and Lillie Hall Keeton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Randolph.

She leaves to mourn her home-going: a dear sister, Mary Keeton (Andrew) Miller of Chicago, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Lee Ethel McKinzie of Rosedale; godchildren Gerald Roberson and children; her two angels, Thelma Bean of Forrest City, Ark., and Juanita McCoy of Greenville; her very close friend, Minnie Lawrence of Greenville; and a host of nieces and nephews of Flint, Mich., and Illinois, great-nieces in Cleveland, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Redmon Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. The remains will lie in state at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Pastor Robert E. Kimble will officiate.

Robinson

MIDNIGHT - Funeral services for Billie Joe Robinson, 46, of Midnight, a farmer, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary MB Church, Midnight. He died of heart failure April 6, 2006, at his home. Burial will be at Calvary MB Church Cemetery, Midnight, under the direction of Delta Burial Corp., Belzoni.

Mr. Robinson was born in Mississippi on Nov. 27, 1959, attended high school and was a Baptist.

Survivors include his mother, Augusta Robinson of Midnight; his father, R.T. Robinson of Midnight; a daughter, Latatkin Jones of Midnight; two brothers, Calvin Robinson and Robert Robinson, both of Midnight; and one grandchild.

The Rev. A. Blakes will officiate.

Simpson

INVERNESS - Funeral services for Frank D. Simpson, 63, of Inverness will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Dillon Funeral Home chapel, Indianola. He died April 8, 2006, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Garden, Indianola.

He is survived by three sisters, Ramona S. Hampton of Inverness, Rosie L. Simpson of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Lillie Quinn of Pahokee, Fla.; and one brother, Johnnie Simpson of Chicago, Ill.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Dillon Funeral Home chapel.

Pastor Edward Thomas will officiate.

Taylor

GREENVILLE - Funeral services for Emma &#8220Yamma” Johnson Taylor, 84, of Greenville and formerly of Grapeland will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest MB Church, Greenville. She died April 11, 2006, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Grapeland Cemetery, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.

Mrs. Taylor was born April 9, 1922, in Grapeland to the Rev. Charlie and Mrs. Leatha Johnson. She was the widow of Mr. Ross Taylor Sr.

She leaves to cherish her legacy: five sons, Ross (Hattie) Taylor Jr. of Chicago, Ill., Matthew (Mary Alice) Taylor of Greenville, Eddie Taylor of Rosedale, Charles Taylor of Houston, Texas, and Terry Taylor of Beulah; seven daughters, Willie Mae Rhymes of Detroit, Mich., Dorothy (Ellis) Moore of Beulah, Leatha (Milton) Clark, Doris (Alvester) Petty, Mary Ann Taylor and Marilyn Taylor, all of Greenville, and Jean Taylor of Omaha, Neb.; five sisters, Mary Taylor of Benoit, her twin, Elizabeth Robinson, and Alberta Simmons, both of Greenville, Bernice Johnson of Detroit, Mich., and Marie Johnson of Memphis, Tenn.; six brothers, Isaac Johnson of Metcalfe, Earnest (Helen) Johnson and Tommie (Hattie) Johnson, both of Memphis, Tenn., the Rev. Joseph Johnson of Peoria, Ill., Benjamin (Earlene) Johnson of Chicago, Ill., and the Rev. Willie (Beatrice) Johnson of Greenville; 51 grandchildren; 88 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Redmon Funeral Home chapel, Greenville. The remains will lie in state at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Dr. A.M. Hines Sr. is pastor of the church. The Rev. Benjamin Johnson will officiate.

Taylor

INDIANOLA - Funeral services for Robert Taylor Sr., 83, of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christian Fellowship Church of God in Christ, Indianola. He died April 9, 2006, at Hospice Ministries, Ridgeland. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.

Survivors include 11 daughters, Mattie Gordon of Mt. Prospect, Ill., Mammie Taylor, Betty Jones and Dorothy Jones, all of Jackson, Alice Butler of Hammond, Ind., Earnestine Taylor, Christine Turner, Annie Winston and Mary Clark, all of Indianola, Shirley Miles of San Bernardino, Texas, and Elizabeth Henderson of Yazoo City; a son, Robert Taylor Jr. of Grafenwoehr, Germany; 28 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.

Elder Elijah Walker will officiate.

Toliver

CLEVELAND - Funeral services for Lorimer Toliver, 89, of Renova will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, Renova. He died April 8, 2006, at North Sunflower Regional Medical Center, Ruleville. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Renova, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Toliver of Renova; two sons, Harrison Crawford and Larry Toliver, both of Renova; two daughters, Melba Burns and Rita Lee, both of Renova; a brother, Van Toliver of Chicago, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 6 p.m., with a family hour from 6 to 7 p.m., at Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. The remains will lie in state at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service.

The Rev. Johnnie Cummins will officiate.

Uzzle

GLEN ALLAN - Funeral services for David Uzzle, 83, of Glen Allan, a machine shop owner/operator, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Rolling Fork. He died April 10, 2006, in his home. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Rolling Fork, under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home, Rolling Fork.

Mr. Uzzle was born in Hollandale and was a resident of Rolling Fork and Glen Allan for many years. He was owner and operator of Uzzle Machine Shop in Rolling Fork. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a lifetime member of the Deer Creek Masonic Lodge and a past master. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rolling Fork, where he served as a life deacon of the church. He was married to his wife, Lucille, for 64 years.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Jennings Uzzle of Glen Allan; two sons, Donnie T. Uzzle of Glen Allan and Robert H. Uzzle of Sutton Bay, Mich.; a daughter, Susie Dunaway of Morrilton, Ark.; three brothers, Tommy G. Uzzle, Leslie Rudolph Uzzle and Earl M. Uzzle, all of Ringgold, La.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Kelly Perry, Eddie Hatcher, Will Thomason, David Hankins, Steve Hunter and Harvey Cockrell. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Danny Jackson, Russell Stewart, Elton Branch, Jimmy Walker and the Adult Men's Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church of Rolling Fork.

Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home, Rolling Fork.

The Revs. Reese Kyzar, Millard Caulder and Jimmy McClendon will officiate.

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