Rayford McLeod

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 10, 2000

Rayford McLeod, 85, of Goshen died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000 at Crenshaw Baptist Hospital in Luverne.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 11 at Skeen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery.

Survivors include wife, Betty Sue McLeod of Goshen; sons, Ferrell McLeod of Troy, Bobby McLeod of Montgomery; daughter, Janice Paradise of Scottsboro; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; twin brother, Ray McLeod of Selma; sister-in-law, Effie Mae McLeod of Troy; several nieces and nephews.

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Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10 at Skeen Funeral Home in Troy.

James William "Bill" Shults

James William "Bill" Shults, 60, on Monteagle, Tenn. died Feb. 7, 2000 at Emerald Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee, Tenn.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 11 at Otey Memorial Parish Church. Following the service, a family reception will be held at the Shults home in Monteagle, Tenn. Cumberland Funeral Home in Monteagle, Tenn. is handling arrangements.

Survivors include wife, Janice Smith Shults of Monteagle; son and daughter-in-law, W. Carter Shults and Lynnette Campagna Shults of Austin, Texas; daughters, Anna Katherine "Katie" Shults of Dallas, Texas, Mary Margaret "Maggie" Shults of Monteagle and the University of Miss., George Anna Shults of Monteagle, Tenn.; sister, Suezann Edmonds of Phenix City; nephews, Michael Edmonds of Orlando, Fla., Jeffrey Edmonds of Phenix City, David Shute of Irvine, Calif.; and several great nieces and nephews.

He was born on June 9, 1939 in Centreville, Miss. to the late Cecil William and Bonnie Hills Shults of Centreville and McComb, Miss. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the M Club. He was a retired chef from Marriott Food Services and ARA Services, having completed his apprenticeship at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas. His career encompassed moves to several states where he was always active in various civic organizations. Most recently, he served on the vestry of Otey Memorial Parish Church in Sewanee and was a founding member of the Monteagle Chamber of Commerce.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to the University of Mississippi M-Club.

Feb. 9, 2000 10 PM