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Walter Ferris
    Retired U. S. Air Force Master Sergeant Walter J. Ferris, 68, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born, Dec. 2, 1931, in Jay, N. Y., to Sidney and Mildred Rivers Ferris. He was retired from the U. S. Air Force and Tecumseh Products Company.
    Services were Friday, Oct. 22, at Untied Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Glenfield Memorial.
    Survivors include his wife, Martha Dell Ferris; three daughters, Sharon Gore, Cindy Sprouse, and Diane Jarvis, all of Blue Springs; three sisters, Beatrice Forbes and Rita Ranson, both of New York, and Jean Banyas of Michigan; one brother, Benard P. Ferris of Tampa, Fla,; 17 grandchildren.

Debra Lashia Fields
    Debra Lashia Fields, 26, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at Regional Medical Center in Memphis, from injuries received in an auto accident. She was born Dec. 6, 1972 in Osceola Ark. She was a homemaker and a member of Turkey Creek Baptist Church Calhoun Co.
    Services were to be Thursday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m., Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Water Valley, Miss., with the Rev. Don Stewart officiating. Burial was to be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley.
    Survivors include her husband, John W. Fields of Ecru; one daughter, Laykn Samantha Fields of Ecru; two sons, Timothy Layton Fields and Dalton Wade Fields of Ecru; her mother and father, Donna Higdon Conway and Rick Conway of Ecru; one brother, Steven Lee Conway of Ecru.

Caliborn J. Flanagan
    Claiborn J. Flanagan, 69, died Thursday Oct. 21, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hosptial-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a retired master sergeant in the U. S. Army and a Primitive Baptist.
    Services were Saturday, Oct. 23, at Laodicia Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Alan Spence and Elder E. D. McCutcheon officiating. Burial was in Lafayette Springs Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of arrangements.
    Survivors include his wife, Marleen Flanagan of Thaxton; two daughters, Susan Taylor of Thaxton, and Belinda Collins of El Paso, Texas; three sons, the Rev. Alan Spence and his wife, Rhonda, of Opelousas, La., Shellan Spence and his wife, Rita, of Thaxton, and Ben Flanagan of El Paso, Texas; three sisters, Lazell Cassidy of Thaxton, Faye Sanford of Pontotoc, and Jewel Montgomery of Horn Lake; three brothers, William T. Flanagan of Thaxton, Bob Flanagan of Como and Billy Flanagan of Brighton, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
    Pallbearers were Shane Spence, Lorne Spence, Shellan Spence, Nathan D'Mello, Charles Sanford and David Patton.

Earlene Foote
    Earlene Foote, 72, died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at Baptist Memorial-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a native of Pontotoc. She was a member of Friendship CME Church, where she served on the Missionary Board.
    Services were Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Usher Valley United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Agnew officiating. Burial was in Ware Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of the arrangements.
    Survivors include six sons, Havard Hobson, Curtis Hobson, Desoto Hobson, Willie Foote and Charles Foote, all of Pontotoc, and the Rev. Jessie Foote of Woodland; six daughters, Virginia Pegues, Charlean White, Ruby Fitzpatrick, Shirley Foote, Sheila Foote, and Faye Golden, all of Pontotoc; her father Alford Townsend of Palmetto; one brother, George Townsend of Shannon; two sisters, Virginia Hunt and Derice Lambert, both of Tupelo; 23 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
    Her grandsons served as pallbearers. 

Willie Frizzell
     Willie Aron Frizzell, 89, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at the V. N. A. Hospice Unit at Heritage House in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., after a brief illness. She was formerly of Pontotoc. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Pontotoc, where she was a participant in the Adopted Grandparent program.
    Services were Saturday, July 24, at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Winston Ross officiating. Burial was in Pontotoc Memorial Park. Baldwin Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
    Survivors include two sons, Lee Warren of Naticoke, Pa., and Harvey Aron of Wemberly, Texas; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her husbands, Elton Aron and Carl Frizzell; one daughter, Beatrice Warren; her parents, Robert and Eula Hitchcock Dorman; and her twin sister, Lillie Franks.

Virgie Fugitt
    Virgie Fugitt, 91, died Friday, Aug. 6, 1999, at Beverly Health Center in Tupelo. She was born Oct. 19, 1907, in Cullman County, Ala., to Marvin and Lula Jane Livingston Williams. She was a retired garment factory worker and a member of Fulton Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Fugitt, who died in July 1967.
    Services were Sunday, Aug. 8 at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Eastern Star rites with Ministers Tim Morris, and Robert Johnson officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Masonic Cemetery.
    Survivors included two daughters, Ouida Gentry of Florence and Willa Dean Gaddy of Fulton; one son, Wayne Fuggitt of Terry; one brother, Lamar Williams of Unity community; seven sisters, Lois Gray of Fulton, Ruby Peek of Vidalia, Ga., Nell Cates, Sarah Brown, Hazel Hines and Helen Barnard of the Unity community and Joyce King of Blue Springs; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.
    Pallbearers were Dewayne Chism, Joe Gentry, Larry Gentry, David Gentry, Wendall Fugitt and Bret Gentry.
    Honorary pallbearers were William Miles, Doug Smith, Mackey Wade, and Glen Hughes.