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The Woodville Republican, Thursday, October 22, 2015 Page 3 CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY Birdie & W. O. Kimbrell Honored On Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary Birdie and W. O. Kimbrell were honored recently on the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary at a reception hosted by Cathy and Jennings McCurley, Te- resa and Eric Pritchard, De- nise and Mike Hinton and Katie and Clint McCurley. Family and friends gath- ered on Saturday, October 10, at the Pritchard home at 612 Sligo Street in Wood- ville to help celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the couple, who was married in Greenville on October 15, 1965, by the Reverend Roy D. Raddin. < < < Death Notices > > > Barbara Floyd Ross Barbara Floyd Ross, 75, a resident of Wilson, La., passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary, La. Mrs. Ross was born on August 12, 1940, in Centrev- file, the daughter of Hilton B. Floyd and Elma Beattie Floyd Pettit. She was a retired Reg- istered Nurse at Field Me- morial Community Hospital and East Louisiana State Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wilson. Services were held at the Newman Funeral Home Chapel in Centreville on Sunday, October 18, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., conducted by the Reverend Marc Gregoire. Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery in Centreville. Mrs. Ross is survived by three daughters, Lisa Ross of Wilson, Crystal Craft of Fer- riday, La., and Kristy Purvis Stewart of Baton Rouge, La.; four sons, Bruce Ross of Nat- chez, Michael Ross of Crosby, Jeffery Ross of Ferriday, La., and Carlos Floyd of Wilson; one sister, Sandra Sojourner of Kingston; and 13 grand- children. Sullivan and Patrick Wayne Sullivan; and two grandchil- dren, Joseph Hammond, Jr., and Tammy Sullivan. Survivors include his wife, Teretha Sullivan; two daugh- ters, Augustine Floyd and Christine Green; four sons, Charles Sullivan, Isaac Sul- livan, John Sullivan and Ed Sullivan; 23 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. C. L. Thompson C. L. Thompson, 88, of WoodviUe, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015, at Merit Health Hospital in Natchez. Funeral services were held at noon on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at Pleas- ant Green Baptist Church in Woodville with Pastor Larry Andrews officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Rest II Cemetery in Wood- ville. He was born on May 25, 1927, near Main Street in Woodville to the late Queen Lewis who later married No- ah Thompson. He was also the son of James Clarence McNeely of Woodville. He grew up in the Bowl- ing Green/Bay Ridge area Tables in the sunroom held a delicious buffet which included barbecued chicken, fried fish, coleslaw, baked potato salad and She was preceded in outside Woodville with his baked beans, death by her parents; hus- grandparents, Fannie John- Guests were seated at band, Carl Ross; and two son and Dave Lewis, and his tables set up on the patio brothers, sister, Rosa May White. area and around the pool. Pallbearers were Bran- As a young boy he helped White linen tablecloths ac- don Ross, Peyton Craft, Kev- his grandfather operate a cented with burlap covered in Crat~, Hayden Newman, farm and peddled his grand- the tables which were cen- Dayne Day and Don Havard. mother's eggs, jellies and tered with Mason jars filled Newman Funeral Home jams and vegetables all with carnations, daisies and in Centreville was in charge over town on his bicycle. He greenery, of arrangements, worked tirelessly throughout A highlight of the gather- his young days while attend- ing was viewing a collection Rev. Frank Sullivan ing school in the area. He Centreville Trick Or Treat Set Thursday, Oct. 29, 5"30-7:00 p.m. Junior Irwin Russell Club Meeting Held in St. Francisville The Junior Irwin Russell Club met on October 8, 2015, at the St. Francisville Library. The hostesses were Mrs. Wal- lace Ferguson, Mrs. Tim Lind- sey, Mrs. Clint McCurley and Mrs. Scott Wesberry. The library was decorated with pumpkins and gourds. Mrs. Bill Bennett welcomed everyone to the meeting. Mrs. David Flaccomio reviewed our new program for the 2015-2016 year. We discussed old and new business. Ms. Glenna Fallen went over the many programs the library offers and also led the members on a tour of the li- brary. We enjoyed chicken salad sandwiches, turkey sand- wiches, lemon squares and chocolate squares. Our next meeting will be held at South of the Border on November 8.- Club Sec- retary LRMC Blood Drive On Wednesday October 23, 6:30 a.m. To 2:30 p.m. Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary, Louisi- ana, and United Blood Ser- vices will hold a blood drive on Friday, October 23, from 6:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., in the hospital's Staff Develop- ment Classroom. The blood drive is free and open to the public. Appoint- ments are not required, but donors are encouraged to sign up online at www.Unit- Code: LaneRegional The Health History Questionnaire is now avail- able online but may only be completed the day of the blood drive. This will reduce your person-to- person interview to only a few follow-up questions. Simply print out the Fast Track Donation ticket and remember to bring it with you to the blood drive on Friday, October 23. Please note: United Blood Services is the sole provider of blood to Lane Regional Medical Center, so your donation will di- rectly benefit Lane. Donat- ing blood is a simple, safe and life-saving gift. and skills of carpentry to build a home for his family. He was a devoted and sup- portive family man. He worked as a mechan- ic and millwright at King's Lumber Mill in Hardwood, Louisiana, until his retire- ment in 1989. After his retirement he continued to work odd jobs around town until 2014. tives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; grandparents and siblings, Noah, Jr., Eddie, Dave, George, Jim, Sylvester, Em- ma, Rose and Leanna. Honorary pallbearers were C. L. Thompson, Jr., Willie L. Thompson, Leon Stewart, Jr., Staford Cola, Berman Herbert, Nolan of pictures of the couple's learned mechanic and car- Survivors include five Thompson, Leon Washing- fifty years together which Funeral services for the pentry skills while working daughters, Mary T. Kize, ton, Dave Lewis III, Wil- were displayed on "golden" Reverend Frank Sullivan, with his grandfather and Annie T. Stewart, Lillian T. liam D. Sumrall, Clarence shutters. Additional framed 86, of Natchez, who died on other area residents. Cola, Pearlean T. Herbert Scott, Ed Stewart and Gary photos were placed at focal Tuesday, October 13, 2015, He attended Bay Ridge and Brenda T. Washington; D'Aquilla. points throughout the party in Adams County, were held Baptist Church while grow- two sons, C. L. Thompson, Active pallbearers were area. at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oc- ingup. tober 19, 2015, at Jerusa- He worked at the Broom Jr., and Willie L. Thompson; Johnny Lee Davis, Page Den- four sisters, Elnora T. Jones, Iris, Mark Dennis, Gregory lem Baptist Church with the Handle Factory where heQueen T. Jones, Fannie T. Thompson, Marlon Stewart, Reverend Richard Noble of- met and married the late Jenkins and Ella T. Cochran; Nathan Lollis, Willie Thomp- ficiating. Rebecca Collins of Lessley 21 grandchildren; 24 great- son, Jr., Leon Washington, Burial followed in the in 1948. Natchez City Cemetery. The Town of Centrev- Street. If anyone wants to Reverend Sullivan was file will host Halloween on participate, please contact born in Wilkinson County on Thursday, October 29. one of the following: Betty February 7, 1929, the sen of From 5:30 p.m. to 7:00Roberts (601) 629-5011; the late Albert and Martha p.m. children can Trick Lorina Williams (601) 645- Sullivan or ...... Treat or do a Trunk or 5917; or Felicia Williams He was a member of,th Treat m 'the park On Mare (601)341-9906. Baptist Association, and .... [' ' [- ""[i ~ = was a minister in Wilkinson Celebration OF Lifet'l County for many years and ' ,onorinl was serving as the paster of / in r3 I in At Woodvllle BC Embrew and Bay Ridge Bap- uenny iJoOley tist Churches near Woodville .................. at the time of his death. r'iease jom our Ialmiy Ior Ieliowsmp nan on ~al;uraay, T-I,~ ..,.. n.~,~qoA ;n A,~.~h a Celebration of honor- October 24, from noon by E ing Genevieve "Jenny" Dool- 3 p.m. She was born on Sep- two sisters; four sons, Sey- ey to be held at the Wood- tember, 14, 1929, and died on mour Frank Sullivan, LOUIs ville Baptist Church in the July 13, 2015. Leon Sullivan, Tony Cardell grandchildren; and a host of Jr., Stephen Cola, Joshua He used his knowledge nieces, nephews, other rela- Cola and Raven Johnson. ,. ...... 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