September 24, 2002

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 24, 2002

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Services for Cynthia Sanders George will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Williams Funeral Service. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Mrs. George died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. She was 79.

Mrs. George was a homemaker and a member of Mount Calvary M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred Sanders Sr. and Cynthia Phillips Sanders; a sister and three brothers.

She is survived by two sisters, Beatrice Robinson of Bolton and Mary Louise Young of Vicksburg; two brothers, Henry Sanders of Denver and Percy Sanders of Louisville, Ky.; a son, Elijah Smith of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Elizabeth Loggins of Southfield, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Shirley Mixon of Vicksburg; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; friends and other relatives, including members of the Stewart family and Althea M. Baldwin of Vicksburg.


Services for Blanche Sutton Wedgeworth will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Mrs. Wedgeworth died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. She was 74.

Mrs. Wedgeworth was born in Memphis and was a lifelong resident of Redwood. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C. Wedgeworth Sr., and her parents, Jeff and Josie Hood Sutton.

She is survived by two daughters, Peggy S. Smith of Merrett, Fla., and Nora S. Allen of Yekertinburg, Russia; a son, Joseph C. Wedgeworth Jr. of Redwood; and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Paul Barrett, Mike Ouzts, Donny Weaver, Mark Posey, Grady Allen and Skipper Whittington.

Honorary pallbearers will be W.C. Brister, Chuck Blackledge, Bob Donohue, Robert Hynum, Dr. Paul Pierce III, Dr. Abdul Bahro, Kirk Harper, Ray Tanner and Michael Tanner.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.