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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2002 12:00 am

Atkins, Boyle, Clerk, Howard, Little, McChriston, McIntyre, Roberts, Spellman, Wolfe

Atkins

GREENVILLE -- Funeral services for Rosie Lee Atkins, 66, of Greenville will be today at 3 p.m. at Sisson Chapel of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died July 20, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola.

Survivors include three sons, Joseph Franklin Jr. and Willie Callerhan, both of Greenville, and James Franklin of Indianola; four daughters, Almeter Callerhan, Ruby Atkins, Earlene Atkins and Ruthie Atkins, all of Greenville; one brother, James Howard of Oklahoma; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Henry James Parker will officiate.

Boyle

SHARON SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Funeral arrangements for John H. Boyle, 77, of Sharon Springs, N.Y., are pending at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, Cobleskill, N.Y. He died July 26, 2002, at his home, following a long illness.

Mr. Boyle was born in Manhattan on Aug. 7, 1924, son of Michael and Mary (Hughes) Boyle.

Survivors include his wife, Irene M. Blaney Boyle, whom he married Nov. 22, 1947; his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Cragin Boyle of Greenville; his daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and David Handy of Sharon Springs; and four grandsons.

Memorials may be made to Catskill Area Hospice, 209 MacArthur Ave., Cobleskill, NY 12043; or the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.

Clerk

SUNFLOWER -- Funeral services for Dora Clerk, 73, of Sunflower will be today at 2 p.m. at Persimmon Grove Church, Sunflower. She died July 22, 2002, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola. Burial will be in Willing Worker Cemetery, Sunflower, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.

Howard

INDIANOLA -- Funeral services for Rebecca Howard, 37, of Indianola, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Friendship MB Church, Indianola. She died July 25, 2002, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola. Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola.

The Rev. C.W. Ray will officiate.

Little

GREENVILLE -- Funeral services for Virdell Lonnie Little, 66, of Greenville will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Washington County General Baptist Center, Greenville. He died July 22, 2002, at The King's Daughters Hospital, Greenville. Burial will be in Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.

Visitation will be today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. The body will lie in state Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Washington County General Baptist Center, Greenville.

McChriston

GREENVILLE -- Funeral services for Hustcern McChriston, 66, of Greenville were Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Lake Vista Masonic Lodge, Greenville. She died July 18, 2002, at her home. Burial was in Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.

Survivors include three daughters, Laura McChriston of Memphis, and Linda (Demon) Gearing and Lola McChriston, both of Greenville; two sons, Maurice (Mae Lee) McChriston of Las Vegas and Ronnie McChriston of Memphis; six sisters, Alice (David) Ross, Easter Ross, Johnnie Ray, Mentola Taylor and Lola Burns, all of Chicago, and Barbara Stampley of Memphis; five brothers, Robert (Betty) Haywood of Queens, N.Y., Nick Haywood of Kansas City, Mo., James (Alma) Haywood of Chicago, and Theodore (Willie Mae) Haywood and the Rev. Earnest Haywood, both of Greenville; one aunt, Willie Jackson of Dallas; two special cousins, Walter Jackson of Lamont and Daisy Cotton of Metcalfe; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The Rev. Earnest Haywood officiated.

McIntyre

INDIANOLA -- Funeral services for M.D. "Mac" McIntyre, 74, of Indianola, were Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mortimer Funeral Home chapel, Indianola. He died July 25, 2002, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola, of heart failure. Burial will be in Indianola City Cemetery.

Mr. McIntyre was born in Winston County. He lived in Indianola since 1949. He was retired owner of an automobile body repair shop.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn McIntyre of Indianola; one daughter, Marsha Cobb of Slidell, La.; one son, Larry McIntyre of Caile; two brothers, Joe Warren McIntyre of Zwoole, La., and Sammy McIntyre of Noxapter, Miss.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be his grandson, Brent Cobb, Jason Cobb, Make McIntyre, Hunter McIntyre, Wyatt McIntyre and Ward Cobb. Honorary pallbearers will be his great-grandsons, Trey Cobb and Garrett Cobb.

The Rev. Danny Prater officiated.

Roberts

GREENVILLE -- Funeral services for Lynn Brewster Roberts, 74, manager of Delta Pride Catfish Co., of Greenville, will be today at 2:30 p.m. at Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville. She died of heart failure July 24, 2002, at her home in Greenville. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, North Carrollton, Miss.

She was born in Arkansas and moved to Greenwood, Miss., where she graduated from Greenwood High School. She attended MSCW (now MUW) in Columbus, Miss. She married Robert E. Vail of Greenville, Miss., who preceded her in death in 1964. She later married Richard L. Roberts, who preceded her in death in 1998. She was employed with USF&G Insurance Co. and Warner Wells Insurance Co. in Greenwood for several years. After moving to Greenville, she worked with Dr. J. Collins Williams before becoming manager of Delta Pride Catfish Co. in Indianola. She was known by her entire family as "Momma Lynn." She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Greenwood, Miss.

Survivors include two sons, Larry "Eddie" (Judy) Vail of Greenwood and R. Dean (Rosemary) Vail of North Carrollton, Miss.; one sister, Dolly Dean Radford of Cummings, Ga.; one brother, William James Brewster of McCarley, Miss.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Lon Pepper Jr. and Spencer Tutor.

The family will receive friends today from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville.

Spellman

MOORHEAD -- Funeral arrangements for Eugene Spellman, 50, of Moorhead, are pending at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. He died July 27, 2002, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola.

Wolfe

GREENVILLE -- Graveside services for Bobby "Bob" J. Wolfe Sr., 73, a farmer and electrical contractor of Greenville, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Pine Bluff, Ark. He died July 26, 2002, of heart failure at Delta Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Greenville.

Mr. Wolfe was born Jan. 14, 1929, at Redfield, Ark. He attended school at Redfield, where he graduated from Redfield High School. After graduating high school, he went on to attend Arkansas Teachers College, where he was a member of the football team. He was a 50-year member of the Redfield Masonic Lodge, and a member of Civil Defense. He also taught chemistry at Redfield High School. He was employed as a chemist for the U.S. government in Pine Bluff, where he received awards for multiple inventions. He has been a resident of Greenville for 41 years, where he owned Wolfe Electric Co. and Cypresswood Plantation. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jocie D. Smith, and his grandparents, Walter R. and Nancy E. Wolfe.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lucille Wolfe of Greenville, Miss., one daughter and son-in-law, Wava Wolfe Peters and husband Ed Peters of Terry, Miss.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Bob J. Wolfe Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Brandon, Miss., and Dr. Walter R. Wolfe and his wife, Dianne, of Madison, Miss.; five grandchildren, Valerie M. Wolfe, Carmen C. Wolfe, Victoria L. Wolfe, Rebecca R. Wolfe and Anna E. Wolfe; and one stepbrother, Joe Smith Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Redfield Masonic Lodge No. 700 F&AM, P.O. Box 114, Redfield, AR 72132-0195.

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