Lether Stokes

Published 11:34 am Thursday, September 1, 2011

UTICA ­— Services for Lether Stokes will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Zion Travelers M.B. Church in Utica with the Rev. Phillip Burks officiating. Burial will follow at Rohelia Cemetery in Cayuga. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Friday at Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home and Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service.

Mrs. Stokes, formerly of Utica, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was 95.

She was a member of West Mount Moriah M.B. Church in Meridian.

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She was preceded in death by her parents, Abe Wallace and Lula Hill; and three children, Dorothy Manyfield, Lucille Hunter and Murrell L. Stokes.

Survivors include two daughters, Hearistcene McGriggs of Utica and Ethel Dulaney of Vicksburg; one brother, J.D. Rawls of Utica; 22 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives, including Earl Jackson of Jackson.