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November 13, 2004

Ruby Bell Alexander

TALLULAH Ruby Bell Alexander died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 86.

Mrs. Alexander was born in Union City, Tenn., and had lived in Tallulah for 67 years. She was a homemaker and was an Avon representative for 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd C. Alexander, a grandson, John Thomas Alexander, and a brother, Ilar Osborne.

She is survived by two sons, Sam Alexander of Exmore, Va., and Ron Alexander of Dallas; one daughter, Pam Kifer of Tallulah; one sister, Jeanette Sharp of Newellton; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with the Revs. John W. Rushing and Todd Sumrall officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Harry Barnes Jr.

Services for Harry Barnes Jr. will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zion Travelers M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. He was 85.

Visitation will be at Williams Funeral Service Chapel from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. today.

Mr. Barnes was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Mount Nebo Lodge No. 3727 and Hog Bayou Hunting Club.

He was a member of Jones Chapel M.B. Church, where he was a former Sunday school superintendent and deacon.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Artimease Barnes; his parents, Harry Sr. and Lillie Canada Barnes; and a sister, Everline DeFrance.

Survivors include two daughters, Melbra Barnes Brown of Vicksburg and Mary Greenwood of Inkster, Mich.; one son, Sammy Bowman of Vicksburg; nieces and nephews, including Jacqueline Young, Gloria King and Eddie DeFrance Sr., all of Vicksburg; and other relatives and friends.