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Billy J. Neal
    Billy J. Neal, 56, of Jonesboro, Ark., died Aug. 4, 1999 at his residence. He lived most of his life in Jonesboro and worked for C.W. & L. for several years. He attended University Baptist Church.
    Survivors include his wife Glenda J. Neal of Jonesboro; two sons, Frankie Neal and Anthony Neal of Pontotoc; one daughter, Judy Hall of Jonesboro; five sisters, Mary Adams of Bay, Ark., Lavern Rowlett of Paragould, Ark., Kathryn Granger, Betty Prutee, and Margaret Cook, all of Jonesboro; two brothers, Dale Neal of Brookland, Ark., and Jessie Woodrow Neal, W.V.; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Gladys Nichols
    Gladys Nichols, 73, formerly of Tupelo, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at Pontotoc Health Services after an extended illness. She was born May 30, 1926. She was a retired homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Tupelo.
    Services were Monday, Sept. 13, at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Hooper and the Rev. Marcus Coward officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.
    Survivors included two sons, Thomas Nichols and his wife Carolyn, of Thaxton and David Nichols of Ashland; one sister, Ruby Lois Brown of Tupelo; three grandsons, Matthew Nichols, Norman Nichols, and Tim Nichols; two great-grandchildren, Blake Nichols and Mason Nichols.
    Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Louise Norman
    Louise Bullard Norman, 78, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Sept. 1, 1921, in Arkansas to the late John Roy Bullard and Bethel Brown Bullard. She was a graduate of Houlka High School, where he was a basketball player.
    She was funeral director and co-owner of Houston Funeral Home. She was former district governor of the Mississippi Funeral Directors Association. She was a member of Houston First United Methodist Church and was a charter member of the Houston Pilot Club. She was the widow of Leland Brown Norman Sr., who died Aug. 12, 1963.
    Services were Monday, Oct. 11, at Houston First Untied Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Burial was in Houston Cemetery. Houston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
    Survivors include two daughters; Martha Carole Markland and her husband, Gary, of Little Rock and Mimi Dye and her husband, Wilburn, of Cullman, Ala.; one son, Leland B. Norman Jr. of Houston; one sister, Marietta Williams and her husband, John, of Tupleo; two granddaughters, three grandsons, one great-granddaughter.
    Pallbearers were Gary Markland, Wilburn Dye, Clayton Dye, Mason Dye, Brain Rudisill, David Dalton, and Quintin Markland.

Obituaries From The Pontotoc Progress

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