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Abbey, R.J.


Corinth, Dec. 31 - (Special) - R.J. Abbey, for many years a resident of this city and one of the best known men in Alcorn county, passed away at his residence late this morning after an illness of several months.
     Mr. Abbey was born on July 19, 1843, in Texas. He moved to Corinth twenty years ago, and has been a resident here ever since.
["Jackson Daily News (Jackson, Mississippi), 31 Dec 1917.] Submitted: 27 Oct 2016. Transcribed by Pat Lancaster.


Alexander, John M.

Interment in the Corinth, Miss. National Cemetery
To - The Quartermaster General, Washington, D.C.
Name: Alexander, John M.
Rank: Color Sgt.
Company: F
Number: 50
State: Ill
Arm: V.I.
Division, if World War Soldier:
Date of Death: October 22, 1862
Grave Mark: Grave No. 33353
Remarks: Original place of burial Corinth, Miss.
Data from the U.S. National Cemetery Interment Form, War Department, Q.M.C. Form No. 14, transcribed by Pat Lancaster, submitted: 30 Mar, 2016


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Bennett, Verda Lee

Corinth, Jan. 2 - (Special) - The community learns of the death of Mrs. Verda Lee Bennett, wife J. C. Bennett, who passed away last night in a hospital in Memphis.
Mrs. Bennett was well known throughout this county and Tishomingo county, where she has a arge circle of friends, and this community has suffered a distinct loss in giving up this character of ideal womanhood.
The remains were brought to Corinth Saturday for interment.
She is survived by a husband and a son, besides numerous relatives and friends.
["Jackson Daily News (Jackson, Mississippi), 31 Dec 1917.] Submitted: 27 Oct 2016. Transcribed by Pat Lancaster.


Bingham, Giles Wortham

Entered Into Eternal Rest Sunday, Aug. 25, 1974
Niles-Giles W. Bingham, 66, 1830 Difford Dr., died Sunday at 8:20 p.m. in Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
He was born June 20, 1908, in Alcorn County, Miss., the son of John F. and Jennie Knight Bingham.
A resident here one year, coming from Adrian, Mich., where he was employed for 25 years with the street maintenance department of the Citizens Gas and Fuel Co. He was a member of the Parkman Rd. Church Warren and a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. Survivors include his wife, Louise (Cornelius) Bingham whom he married June 2, 1928; his mother, Mrs. Jennie Bingham, Corinth, Miss.; a daughter Mrs. Leo (Hazel Marie) Pulley, Warren; three sisters Mrs. Veard (Mary Anna) Gurley, Sheffield, Ala.; Mrs. Oliver (Agnes) .O’Guinn, and Mrs. J.B. (Idotha) Tucker, both of Corinth, Miss.; a brother John Bingham of Corinth, Miss.; and three grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at McPeters Mortuary, 710 Waldron St., in Corinth, Miss. Burial will be in the Frayley’s Chapel Cemetery, Corinth. Local arrangements were made by Robert H. Roberts Memorial Home, Warren. Friends may call at the funeral home in Corinth after 6 p.m. Tuesday.

[Warren Tribune Chronicle, Warren, Ohio, Aug 26, 1974 - Submitted by Jil Woodruff Pulley]


Bingham, Irva Louise Cornelius

Warren, Ohio - Irva Louise Bingham, 66, died Wednesday in Trumbull Memorial Hospital at Warren after a three-year illness. She was born June 19, 1914 in Belmont, Miss. To Aaron D. and Georgia Shook Cornelius on June 2, 1928 she married Giles W. Bingham who died in 1973. A resident of Adrian for approximately 22 years, she moved to Warren in 1973. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a dtr. Mrs. Leo (Hazel Marie) Pulley of Warren, OH, w/whom she lived; two sisters, Eulalia Jackson of Channahon, IL. & Dorothy Underwood of Muskogee, OK; four brothers William and Morris Cornelius of Memphis, Tenn; Rupel and Lawrence Cornelius of Adrian; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m Sunday in McPeters Funeral Home in Corinth, MS. Burial will be in Fraley Church cemetery in Corinth.

[July 11, 1980 - Adriene Daily Telegram (MI) - submitted by Jil Woodruff Pulley]


Bingham, Irva L.

Irva Louise Bingham, 66, 315 Homewood Ave. S.E., died at 6:37 p.m. Wednesday in Trumbull Memorial Hospital, following a three-year illness. She was born June 19, 1914 in Belmont, Miss. the daughter of Aaron D. and Georgia Shook Cornelius. On June 2, 1928 she married Giles W. Bingham who died in 1974.
Mrs. Bingham had resided here since 1973, coming from Adrian Mich., and was a member of the Parkman Road Church of Christ. Survivors include a dtr. Mrs. Leo (Hazel Marie) Pulley of Warren, OH, w/whom she lived; two sisters, Eulalia Jackson of Channahon, IL. & Dorothy Underwood of Muskogee, OK; four brothers William and Morris Cornelius of Memphis, Tenn; Rupel and Lawrence Cornelius of Adrian; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
Services will held Sunday at 2 p.m at the McPeters Funeral Home, Corinth, MS., where friends may call an hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Fraley Church Cemetery. Local arrangements were made by the Robert H. Roberts Memorial Home.

[Warren Tribune Chronicle, Warren, Ohio, July 10, 1980 - submitted by Jil Woodruff Pulley]


Bingham, John Franklin

J. F. Bingham dies at age 84
Mr. John Franklin Bingham, 1007 Douglas Street, Corinth, died this morning at 12:10 a.m. in his home following an illness of one year. He was 84. A member of Fraley’s Chapel Church of Christ for the past 60 years and retired farmer, he was married to the former Jennie Hilda Knight, in 1906. Mr. Bingham is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie Bingham, Corinth, two sons Wortham Bingham, Adrian, MI, & Herman Bingham, of Memphis; three dtrs, Mrs. Agnes O’Guinn, Memphis; Mrs. Mary Anna Gurley, Sheffield, AL; & Mrs. Idotha Tucker of Memphis; two brothers, Isom Bingham, Maydell, TX; and Joe Bingham of Corinth; one sister Mrs. Pauline Cannon, Corinth. 10 grandchildren & 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held tomorrow @ 2 p.m. @ Fraley’s Chapel Church of Christ, with the Revs. Walker Whittle & Fred Hucklebury officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers are: Bill Hood, Glen Briley, Donald King, Tom Lancaster, Albert Bingham & Grady Bingham. (Note: Al & Grady are brothers.)   McPeters Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

[The Daily Corinthian, Corinth, MS, May 6, 1963 - Submitted by Jil Woodruff Pulley]


Blankenship, Birdie Jewel

Birdie Jewel Blankenship, 93, of Silo, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2005, at Four Season's Nursing Home in Durant.
Birdie was born October 11, 1911 in Rienzi, Mississippi to George Walker and Leona (Toler) Robinson. She moved to Silo in 1920, married Truitt Blankenship on January 28, 1928, in Durant and moved California in 1942 before finally settling back in Silo 2002. Birdie was active in the Historical Society and appeared in the movie "Great American Dream." Her hobbies included reading, sewing, crafts and she loved to do historical studying. Birdie was a member of the Pentecostal faith and she will be missed by all who knew her.
Birdie was preceded in death by her husband, Truitt, in 1997; her parents, George and Leona Robinson; daughter, Mary Lou Mulliniks; grandson, Sandy Lee Mulliniks; brother, Joel Robinson; and sister Billie June.
Survivors include daughter, Carolyn B. York and husband Chad, Silo; son, Charles Blankenship, Tulsa; sons Gerald Blankenship and wife Jeanie and Sam Blankenship and wife Karen, all of Bakersfield, Calif.; sister Elizabeth Blaine, Colbert; sister Nell Brennan, Levitton, Penn.; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; many other relatives, and a host of friends.
Family hour is scheduled for Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Arvin, California.
Condolences may be sent to the family at brownsfs@sbcglobal.net. Please be sure to reference the name of the deceased in all correspondence.
Brown's Funeral Service is handling the local arrangements.

[Durant Daily Democrat 25 Aug 2005 - Submitted by Gene Phillips]


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Coln, James
03/27/72
James Moorah Coln, 88, of Rt. 6, Corinth, died at 8 p.m. Saturday at his home.
A former justice of the peace, baliff and deputy sheriff, Coln was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Strickland Church of Christ with Marvin Rainey and Clifford Rinehart officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mattie L. Coln; five sons, C.B. Coln Lester Coln, both of Corinth, Hubert Coln of West Memphis, Ark., J.T. Coln of Glen and Clyde Coln of Jackson Miss.; two daughters, Mrs. Opal Stevens of Corinth and Mrs. Lucille Lillie of Brooksport, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Elvin Browder of Michie and Mrs. Ora Sample of Florence, Ala.; 22 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.
Pall bearers will be Ronald Coln, Ralph Coln, Raburn Coln, Jimmy Perry, Olen Coln, Murry Wayne Coln and Marlin Coln.
McPeters Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
[Obituaries, Volume 1, located in the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster


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Davis, Nelda Gurley

Funeral services for Nelda Davis were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Binyon Funeral Home Chapel with Ray Sims, officiating. Interment was in the Blanchard Cemetery by Binyon Funeral Home of Blanchard.
Nelda was born February 13, 1926 in Corinth, Mississippi to Ada Cartwright Gurley and Raymond Gurley and died Friday, March 9, 2002 in Oklahoma City at the age of 76.
Nelda married Wilburn L. Davis on December 26, 1941 at Corinth, Mississippi. The Davis family moved to Sayre in 1952 from Mississippi.
She served as City Clerk for several years. They moved to Yukon, OK in 1976. She was a member of Yukon First Baptist Church. She worked at her son's Sonic at 1900 South Meridian in Oklahoma City for several years.
She and her husband moved to Blanchard in 1999.
Nelda was a member of the First Baptist Church, Easter Star and served as Worthy Matron.
She was preceded in death by her parents; tow sisters, Edith Davis and Mildred Richard; one grandson, Marty.
Survivors include her husband, W.L. of the home; sons, Gary Davis and Tenia and Eddie Davis and Nell; brother, Delbert Gurley; sisters, Christine Waldrop and Maxine Metrolis; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
13-Mar-2002
[The Elk City Daily News, Elk City, OK 13 Mar 2002 - Submitted by Gene Phillips]


Dixon, Edith

Services for Edith Flanagin Dixon, 60, were held Tuesday morning at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Dixon died Monday at the Northeast Mississippi Medical Center. She was a retired owner and manager of a grocery store.
Burial was in the Henry Cemetery. The Rev. Carroll Kenley officiated.
Survivors include her husband, James W. Dixon Sr. of Corinth, two daughters, Mrs. Jamie Timbes of Corinth and Mrs. Patricia Lancaster of Madison, Ala.; a son, James W. Dixon Jr. Of Counce, Tenn.; her mother, Mrs. Maggie Flanagin of Corinth; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Gordon Estes, Ralph Seay, Buford Lancaster, David Byrd, Doug Simmons and Jimmy Caldwell.
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), 16 Oct 1984] transcribed by Pat Lancaster


Dixon, James William (J.W.)

Services for James W. "J.W." Dixon, 66, were held at 3:45 p.m. Sunday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel.
He died Friday, Sept. 29, 1989, at Magnolia Hospital after a three-week illness. He was a retired merchant, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a member of the V.F.W., American Legion, Mississippi/Tennessee Peace Officers Association, and served as Assistant Chief of Police of Corinth for 13½ years.
Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. Officiating were the Revs. Doyle Caldwell and Dennis Smith.
Survivors include one son, Jimmy Dixon of Corinth; two daughters, Jamie Timbes of Corinth and Patricia Lancaster of Pensacola, Fla.; one brother, Gaines Hill Dixon of Cairo, Ill.; two sisters, Stella Dees of Biggersville and Lillie Wamsley of Corinth and four grandchildren.
McPeters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), 2 Oct 1989] transcribed by Pat Lancaster.


Dixon, James William (Jimmy) Jr.

GLEN - James William Dixon Jr., 44, maintenance worker for Intex Plastics Corp., died of smoke inhalation Wednesday at his home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home with burial in Henry Cemetery. He was a Baptist.
He leaves a daughter, Lindsay Brooke Dixon, and a son, James William 'Jake' Dixon III, both of Glen; and two sisters, Jamie Dixon Timbes of Corinth and Patricia Dixon Lancaster of Pensacola, Fla. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Children of Jimmy Dixon Memorial Fund at Peoples Bank.
["The Commercial Appeal" (Memphis, TN), 08 Dec 2001] transcribed by Pat Lancaster.


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Estill, Ernestine Rowsey

Ernestine Rowsey Estill was born June 16, 1914 in McNairy County, Tennessee the daughter of the late George Washington and Mary Bell Phillips Rowsey. She was united in marriage to Hubert Estill, who preceded her in death on December 31, 2001. Mrs. Estill was retired from retail sales, and was a member of the Strickland Church of Christ in Corinth, Mississippi. She and Mr. Estill were married for 72 years prior to his death. One of her greatest joys in life was cooking for her family, who she loved very much. Mrs. Estill departed this life on May 2, 2006 in Iuka, Mississippi at the age of 91 Years, 10 Months, 16 Days. She is survived by a daughter, Nelda Killingsworth of Tupelo Mississippi; two sons Wayne Estill of Corinth Mississippi and Rabon Estill of Goodlettsville Tennessee; eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Estill was preceded in death by a daughter, Ripple Gregory; a son Billy Frank Estill; a granddaughter, 3 sisters and 3 brothers.


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Flanagan, William Luther

Funeral services for William Luther Flanagan, 87, will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., in the McPeters Funeral Chapel.
He died of a short illness at 1:00 p.m. yesterday in the Magnolia Hospital.
Ministers Lennis Nowell and Charles Curtis will officiate the services; with burial to follow in the Henry Cemetery.
He was a retired carpenter and a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Foote Street Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret U. Flanagan; one daughter, Mrs. J.W. (Edith) Dixon of Counce, Tennessee; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Rogers of Mesquite Texas; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers include Tommy Pettigrew, Sonny Gravette, Don Upton, Jimmy Dixon, Mike Timbes, and Jimmy Freeman.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. today until time for the services.
McPeters Funereal Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), 1 Sep 1981] - Transcribed by Pat Lancaster


Foster, Mrs. Deedie

Mrs. Deedie Foster - Services for Mrs. Deedie Foster, formerly of Corinth, Miss., mother of Mrs. Ruby Foster of Memphis, will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at McPeters Mortuary in Corinth with burial in Henry Cemetery. Mrs. Foster, who was 86, died Saturday in Plymouth, Mich.
["Commercial Appeal", (Memphis, Tenn.), 12 Nov 1968] - Submitted by Pat Lancaster


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Guthrie, Joseph L.


Elder Joseph L. Guthrie died on Sunday, 26th ault., at his home in north Corinth from an attack of apoplexy. His health had been rather precarious for some weeks, but he was at his place of business Saturday prior to his death. He was about 65 years of age, a member of the Primitive Baptist church and had resided with his family several years in Corinth. The numerous friends throughout the country are grieved to learn of his death. The remains were laid to rest at Antioch church, seven miles south of town.
[Transcribed by Vicki Burress Roach] Added to website by Pat Lancaster


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Hughes, James Cliff


James Cliff Hughes of Kossuth died Wednesday at Magnolia Hospital after an extended illness at the age of 62.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Shiloh Cmberland Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sallye G. Hughes, a son, James C. Hughes, Jr., Kossuth, a daughter, Mrs. Sarah H. Mathis, Ripley, Mississippi, two sisters, Mrs. Brewer Tomlinson, and Mrs. Ferol H. Coleman, both of Kossuth.
He is also survived by two grandchildren; Lori Mathis and Patrick Mathis.
Pall Bearers will be Merril Cartwright, Lloyd Follin, Leland Grisham, Thomas Hill Coleman, Cage Mills and Clarence Wroten.
The body will remain at Coleman Funeral Home until one hour before the services and then will lie in state at the church.
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), May 1972] transcribed by Pat Lancaster


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Jobe, Sam

Corinth, Jan. 21, - (Special) - Sam Jobe died Friday night at his home in Corinth following an attack of influenza.
He was well known and highly esteemed, leaving numerous acquaintances and friends to mourn with his relatives his demise.
["Jackson Daily News (Jackson, Mississippi), 21 Jan 1919.] Submitted: 27 Oct 2016. Transcribed by Pat Lancaster.


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Kiddy, Leta

Funeral services for Leta Kiddy, 92, of Corinth, are set for 11 a.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be at Parker Cemetery in Corinth.
Mrs. Kiddy died Monday, April 24, 2000, at her residence. She was a member of Calvery Pentecostal Church and a retired cook of Whitfield's Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eber R. Kiddy; four brothers, Valmer, Robert, Ruben, and Everette Utley; a sister, Annie Kelly; two grandsons and one granddaughter.
Survivors include her son, James Kiddy, of Corinth; two daughters, Velma Parker, of Corinth, and Marie Blasingame, of Hamilton, Ala.; 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 21 great-great grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Hospital or the American Heart Association.
Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), Apr 2008] transcribed by Pat Lancaster


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Logan, Mrs. Ned

Corinth, Jan. 21 - (Special) - This community was shocked when the new came of the sudden death of Mrs. Ned Logan, formerly Miss Willie Keistetr, of this city, which occurred on a train on the way to a hospital in Memphis. Mrs. Logan was formerly a member of the Corinth high school faculty. She is survived by her husband, a six-months'-old baby, and one sister.
["Jackson Daily News (Jackson, Mississippi), 21 Jan 1919.] Submitted: 27 Oct 2016. Transcribed by Pat Lancaster.


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Ross, Vennie Horn Archer


Services for Mrs. Vennie Horn Archer Ross, 89, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the McPeters Chapel. She died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday at Magnolia Hospital.
Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery with Ministers Charles Curtiss and Lennis Nowell officiating.
She was a former employee of the Weaver Pants factory, a former cashier of the Rehab Store at Whitfield Pharmacy, and a member of the Foote Street Church of Christ. She was a member of the Church of Christ for 75 years.
Survivors include two sons, Millard Archer, Corinth, and Orval Archer, Shreveport, La.; two step-sons, Collins Ross and Durell Ross, both of Corinth; several nieces and nephews; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be James Eley, Ed Archer, J.C. McCrary, Bruce Hammer, Walter Hodge and Charles Cahoon.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. today until time of service at McPeters.
McPeters Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), 30 May 1983] transcribed by Pat Lancaster.


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Scott, Jerry B

Jerry B. Scott, FLORENCE, S.C.
Geraldine "Jerry" Berryhill Scott, 75, died Friday, June 1, 2007, at her home. She was born in Rienzi to the late Mose and Lela Lauderdale Berryhill. She was a former member of the Gaston Baptist Church in Booneville and a member of Southside Baptist Church in Florence, S.C., where she was active in the Ruth Sunday School Class. She was the owner and operator of Jerry's Florist until her retirement in 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. Scott, on Oct. 30, 1993.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home in Florence, S.C. Burial will follow in Florence Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Cathy Scott Hansen of Florence, S.C.; one brother, John Berryhill of Jumpertown; two sisters, Johnny Grace Shelton and Gwen Nash, both of Rienzi; a special niece, Edith Strub of Ocala, Fla.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society, 1007 Stockade Drive, Florence, S.C. 29506; or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22178, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
[NE MS Journal 5 Jun 2007- Submitted by Gene Phillips]

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Wamsley, Lillie

Funeral services for Lillie Blanche Wamsley, 86, are set for 2.p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Smith and the Rev. Jimmy Lancaster officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.
Mrs. Wamsley died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at Whitfield Nursing Home. She was an active member of First Baptist Church for more than 30 years and a member of the Good News Sunday School Class. She was a retired employee of Sears with more than 35 years of services. After retiring from Sears she worked as a saleslady for Maurine Dress Shop. She also enjoyed reading.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie D. Wamsley; one sister, Stella Mae Dees; two brothers, Gaines Hill Dixon and J.W. Dixon and one nephew, Billy Wilbanks.
Survivors include five nieces and nephews, Jamie Timbes and her husband, Mike, Patricia Lancaster and her husband, Jimmy Lancaster, Jimmy Dixon, Margie Wilbanks, Gaines Hill Dixon Jr. and his wife, Kate, and Dixie Comer.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today and will continue after the service.
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), Oct 2001] transcribed by Pat Lancaster.






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