June 20, 2005

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 20, 2005

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Odessa S. Fisher

Odessa S. Fisher of Redwood died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at River Region Medical Center. She was 61.

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Mrs. Fisher was a member of Evergreen M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bennie Sanders Sr.

Mrs. Fisher is survived by her husband, Earett Fisher Jr. of Redwood; a daughter, Adrianne M. Carter of Norcross, Ga.; her mother, Sarah P. Sanders of Paducah, Ky.; three brothers, Bennie F. Sanders Jr. of Del Rio, Texas, Robert Sanders of Redwood and Eddie Sanders of Paducah; five sisters, Thelma Booker of Washington, Pa., Shirley Connor of Nashville, Ardenia Cleary and Julia Sanders, both of Paducah, and Tressie Turner of Redwood; two grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Jean A. Jones

RIDGELAND – Jean A. Jones died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at The Orchard Retirement Home in Ridgeland. She was 71.

Mrs. Jones was a lifelong resident of Clinton. She was an insurance agent and a homemaker. She was a graduate of Mississippi College. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clinton, where she taught Sunday school for 28 years. She was a member of Town Club, DAR, the Arts Council, Le Medi and Clinton Parks and Recreation Committee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Jones Sr.; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Albritton; one brother, John Albritton; and one sister, Christine Dickson.

Survivors include her daughter, Karen J. Robbins of Clinton; one son, Glen Jones Jr. of Vicksburg; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Clinton. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 this evening at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Clinton and from noon until 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 72, Clinton, MS 39060 or to the Alzheimer’s Association of Mississippi, 1900 Dunbarton Drive, Jackson, MS 39216.

Emma Woodhouse Meeks

Emma Woodhouse Meeks died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at her home in Vicksburg. She was 73.

Mrs. Meeks retired from Fedmont Hotel in Las Vegas. She was a member of St. Paul M.B. Church in Bovina.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Meeks; her parents, Winfield Woodhouse Sr. and Gertrude Green Woodhouse; one son, Alfred Jerome Meeks; three brothers, Jesse Madison, Winfield Woodhouse Jr. and James Woodhouse; and three sisters, Florence Woodhouse, Mary Mosley and Annie Cook.

Survivors include six sons, Oliver L. Meeks and Charles Meeks, both of Vicksburg, Melvin Allen Meeks, Andre Meeks, Curtis Edward Meeks and Louis Meeks, all of Las Vegas; seven daughters, Mary Jane Meeks, Mary Jean Meeks Fields, Joann Hayes, Loletha Meeks, Pamela Lavern Meeks and Shelia Gwen Meeks, all of Las Vegas, and Veronica Neal of Vicksburg; one stepson, Clarence Henry Jones of Vicksburg; one brother, Sam Woodhouse of Saginaw, Mich.; three sisters, Mariah Bills of Memphis, Mittie DeLa Cruz of San Francisco and Rosie Duckett of Los Angeles; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Charles Henry Ruffin

OAK GROVE – Charles Henry Ruffin died Friday, June 17, 2005, at his home in Oak Grove. He was 72.

Mr. Ruffin was born in Soso, Miss. He graduated from Oak Grove High School and served in the Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Aileen Holt Ruffin; his parents, Ercie Everett Ruffin and Julia Corrine Ruffin; and two brothers, Jerry Wayne Ruffin and Larry Ruffin.

Survivors include three daughters, Kandy Symington of Dover, Fla., Cherie Flagg of Anna Marie Island, Fla., and Malaney Ruffin of Brandon, Fla.; four brothers, James Ruffin and Shelton “Red” Ruffin, both of Oak Grove, Elton Ruffin of Fairhope, Ala., and Lafayette Ruffin of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; eight grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, including Betty Danley of Oak Grove.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Church of God in Oak Grove with the Revs. Roy Pepmiller and Rod Shipp officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery with Cox Funeral Home in charge.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Gunter, Jimmy Ruffin, David Ruffin, Jimmy Worley, David Jones and Timothy Jones.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Glen Kennedy, Chuck Bankston, Ricky Hightower, David Ruffin and Mike Ruffin.

Memorials may be made to the Oak Grove AA Chapter.