January 14th, 2012
Mrs. Katie Elizabeth Cline, age 102, of Pascagoula, died at her residence on Monday, January 9, 2012, one month prior to her 103rd birthday.
Funeral services were Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Pascagoula with Rev. Jay Cook, Rev. Dennis Ray Smith and Rev. Jordan White officiating. Burial followed at Jackson County Memorial Park Mausoleum under the direction of Holder-Wells Funeral Home of Moss Point.
Mrs. Cline was born Feb. 26, 1909 in Crystal Springs. She was a member of First Baptist Church Pascagoula since 1958. She was an Avon Represenitive for many years.
Mrs. Cline was a breast cancer survivor since 1994.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, James Roy Cline, Sr.; parents, Walter and Emma Bailey Tullos; daughter, Betty Kay Stringer; grandson, John A. Woloch; sister, Gladys Stegall; and her brothers, Woodrow Tullos and Sidney Tullos.
Survivors include her daughters, Carolyn Arrington, Barbara Woloch, and Jean Grayson (Buddy), and one son, James Roy Cline, Jr. (Bobbie Jo); 13 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Numerous, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons, Brad Arrington, Brandon Cline, Neil Hamilton, Terry Hamilton, David Penton and Henry Wilkins.
Memorials may be made to Camellia Ministries Hospice Services, P.O. Box 1267; Hattiesburg, MS. 39405.
An online memorial register may be signed at www.holderwellsfuneralhome.com.
JoAnn Rogers Graham, 62, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at home.
Funeral services are today at 11 a.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church in Columbus with Fr. Robert Dore and Fr. Gerard Hurley officiating.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the atrium of the church. Burial will follow the Mass at Friendship Cemetery in Columbus.
Mrs. Graham was born Nov. 27, 1949 in Belzoni and later moved to Yazoo City with her family where she grew up. She came to Columbus in 1967 to attend Mississippi State College for Women and graduated in 1971 as president of her class.
After graduation, Mrs. Graham worked as a buyer for J.P.'s and Pryor's Department Store of Columbus. After raising her family, she worked at Rent-A-Space and Gifts, Etc. She was a lifetime member of The Junior Auxiliary of Columbus, having served as president and was an active member of Annunciation Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Kathleen Rogers.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, James D. (Jimmy) Graham of Columbus; sons, James Robert (Rob) Graham (Summer) of Columbus and Joseph Chadwick (Chad) Graham (Haley) of Mamaroneck, NY; daughter, Julia Graham Starrett (Whit) of Hattiesburg; a grandchild, Smith Joseph Graham of Mamaroneck, NY.; and three sisters: Patty Barbour (Wiley) of Yazoo City; Carol Rogers of Columbus; and Donna Beckham (Jimmy) of Greenville.
Serving as pallbearers are Jim Vincent, Henry Morgan, Rocky Bond, John Phillips, Bobby Hooks, Jim Pryor, Joe Beall, Bill Brigham and Jim Simmons.
Memorials be made to CanSurvive of the American Cancer Society (GYN Cancer Support Group), c/o Beth Hesner, UAB Highlands, 1201 11th Ave. So., Birmingham, AL 35205; Columbus Humane Society, 13 Airline Rd., Columbus, MS, 39702; or St. Vincent de Paul Society of Annunciation Catholic Church, 823 College St., Columbus, MS 39701.