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Obituaries for Saturday, April 17, 2010
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Coleman

COLEMAN — Funeral services for Billy Wayne Coleman, 60, are set for 1 p.m. today at Mason St. Luke Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Mason St. Luke Cemetery under the direction of Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Coleman died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 30, 1949. He was a graduate of Easom High School and was a former employee of World Color. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his son, Maurice Coleman; his father, Claudale Coleman; a sister, Mary Swinney; and a brother, John L. Coleman.

Survivors include his daughters, Tasha Murry (Ottie), Marilyn Coleman, Jada Patterson and Iris Morrison; sons, Yatta Coleman, William Glass, Jarris Patterson and Andraea Stovall; his mother, Verdia Prather (Henery); siblings, Lucy Bowen (Bobby), Janetta Buchannon (John), Brenda Richards (Jerome), Janice Patterson (Fred), Joyce Patterson (Clyde), Patricia Patterson (Jerry), Wanda Gaines (David), Melissa Scale, Marlo Prather, Sherry Davis, Cynthia William, Martha Barnett (Terry), Mary Perkins (J.W.), Kenya Prather, Geffery West (Rosemary), James Morris and Danny Prather (Mirriam).

The Rev. Bess will officiate.

Visitation will take place one hour before service time today at the church.

Devers

CORINTH — Funeral arrangements for Wayne Devers, 67, are incomplete with Memorial Funeral Home at this time.

Mr. Devers died Friday, April 16, 2010, at his residence. Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. today at Wheeler Grove Baptist Church.

Downs

BOONEVILLE — Private funeral services for Janice Lynn Downs, 46, will be held Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Indian Springs Cemetery in Glen.

Mrs. Downs died suddenly, Friday, April 16, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She received her B.S. degree in elementary education from Blue Mountain College, her Master’s degree from the University of Mississippi, then her National Boards at the University of Mississippi. She had taught school at Hills Chapel before becoming disabled. She was a member of the Booneville Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Jeffery Downs; her parents, L.C. and Wynell Thompson of Booneville; and a brother, Keith Thompson (Mitzi) of Booneville.

Minister Jim Estes will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Yarbrough

CORINTH — Funeral services for Paul Yarbrough, 93, are set for 3 p.m. Sunday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. A private family burial will follow at New Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Yarbrough died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born July 20, 1916. He was a retired salesman for Hardin’s Bakery with over 25 years of service. He worked as the produce manager at Piggly Wiggly for 10 years after retiring from Hardin’s. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church since 1954.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Ruth Fowler Yarbrough; his parents, Roland Yarbrough and Docia Crowson Yarbrough; sisters, Lynette Atkins and Betty Sudduth; and brothers, Carroll Yarbrough, Quay Yarbrough, Wayne Yarbrough and David Boyd Yarbrough.

Survivors include his son, Richard Yarbrough (Rita) of Huntsville, Ala.; daughter, Susan Yarbrough Garrard (Larry) of Alpharetta, Ga.; grandchildren, Dr. Kelly Rawlins (Blake), Joe P. Yarbrough (Christina) and Laura E. Yarbrough; step-grandchildren, Greg Garrard, Lori Garrard Tkaczuk (Jamie); great-grandchildren, Ruthanne Yarbrough, Abbigail Yarbrough, Ryan Rawlins and Avery Rawlins; sisters-in-law, Frances Griffin Yarbrough of Tupelo, Sue Gregory of Tupelo, and Brenda Park (William Thomas) of Plantersville; brother-in-law, Joe Fowler (Mary Kathryn) of Plantersville; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Pastor Jim Hall will officiate.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

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