November 6, 2004

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 12, 2004

Johnny Grear

KEYSTONE, N.J. Johnny Grear died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Brunswick, N.J. He was 64.

A resident of Keystone, N.J., Mr. Grear had attended Sharkey County Training School and was a 1959 graduate of Cahoma Junior College. He was a professional choreographer, a retired domestic engineer for the Piscataway School District and was a Navy veteran.

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He is survived by two sons, Myron Grear of Gautier and Delaney Grear of Keystone; a brother, Sgt. Maj. Sinclair Grear of Memphis; three sisters, E.L. Rice West of Memphis, Rose Ella Cooper of Anguilla and Mildred Inez Files of Greenville; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Christian Light M.B. Church in Anguilla with Quincy Washington officiating. Burial will follow at Cynthia Diana Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Home of Rolling Fork.

Visitation will be from noon today until the service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Myron Grear, Sinclair Grear, Aaron Rainer, Daniel Harris Jr., Delaney Grear, Dorwin Coleman, Michael Palmer and Sedric Cooper.

Samuel Roosevelt Rhone

JOLIET, Ill. Samuel Roosevelt Rhone, formerly of Vicksburg, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, Ill. He was 79.

A resident of Joliet, Mr. Rhone was an Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Caterpillar in Joliet.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roosevelt and Louise Rhone; a son, Michael Rhone; and three brothers, Keith Rhone, Frank Rhone and Percy Rhone.

Survivors include three sons, Samuel Rhone Jr. and Larry Rhone, both of Los Angeles, and Gregory Rhone of San Diego, Calif.; six daughters, Alice Gibson, Linda Hall and Barbara Rhone Walker, all of Vicksburg, Darline Williams of Port Gibson and Brenda Rhone Davis and Judy Rhone Johnson, both of Los Angeles; two sisters, Joyce McLauren of Compton, Calif., and Lillie Lindsay of Los Angeles; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and others, including the Carson, Neal, Robinson and Johnson families.

Minor Funeral Home in Joliet has charge of arrangements.

Malcolm Clay Stone

TRANSYLVANIA Malcolm Clay Stone died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe. He was 80.

Born in Rochelle, La., Mr. Stone was a resident of Transylvania. He served in the Navy from 1943-1946 as a machinist mate on the LST 20 in the South Pacific. He graduated from Louisiana Tech and LSU Graduate School.

He was a former assistant football coach and head basketball coach at Tallulah High School and also served as supervisor of attendance, supervisor of transportation and assistant superintendent of Madison Parish Schools.

He retired as a juvenile probation officer from the Department of Corrections after 10 years of service. He had been a member of First Baptist Church of Tallulah for 50 years. He served as a choir member, deacon and Sunday school teacher.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Stewart Stone of Transylvania; a son, Robert Stewart Stone of Ruston, La.; a daughter, Stephanie Stone Gillentine of Osceola, Ark.; a brother, Sidney Stone of West Monroe; five grandsons; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Tallulah with the Rev. John Rushing officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at Stewart Family Cemetery in Sailes, La., under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.