Obituaries published in the Friday, May 10, 2002, edition of The Messenger.

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 10, 2002

Joseph McClure

Mr. Joseph McClure died Monday, May 6, 2002.

Services will be Saturday, May 11, 2002, at 1 p.m. at McCluretown Church

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of God in Christ in McCluretown with the Elder Tracy McClure officiating

Burial will follow in

McCluretown Church of God

Cemetery with George F. Grubbs Funeral Home directing.

He was born

Dec. 1, 1938, to John and Angie Lou McClure and was educated in Pike county Public Schools. He was a member of

Church of God in Christ

Survivors include:

16 children:

Joe Lee Stringer, Troy; Torey A. Carlisle, Trenton, N.J.; Travis D. McClure, Atlanta, Ga.; David E. McClure, Troy; Johnny Larkin, Trenton, N.J.; Melessa Larkin, Tehran Larkin, Gregory Larkin, Jodes Larkin, Jo Anne (Percy) Williams, Vanessa Larkin, Reginald Larkin, and Janeke Larkin, all of Trenton, N.J.; Dawn (Steven) Taylor, Huntsville; Shonnia Thomas, Troy; Joey Walters, Grady.

five sisters:

Janie Ruth Jackson, Trenton N.J., Annie J. McClure, Troy; Christine ( Alto) Brockton, Trenton, N.J.;Mary McClure, Troy; Doketta Tyner, Troy.



Albert (Pat) McClure, J.W. (Willie Anna) McClure, Troy; Jacob (Helene) McClure, Rome, Ga.; and Fox (Williem) McClure, Levitton, Penn.; 30 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be

friends. Florabearers will be


Fannie Bussey

Mrs. Fannie Bussey of Tampa, Fla., Died Wednesday, May1, 2002.

Services were

Thursday, May 9, 2002, at 1 p.m. at New Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Linwood with the Rev. James Felton officiating.

Burial followed in

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with George F. Grubbs Funeral Home directing.

He was born

July 12, 1932 in Pike County to Louis and Sadie Parker. He was educated in

Pike county Schools and was a nurse’s assistant. His hobbies included sewing and cooking.


one daughter, Ann Harvey, Tampa; five grandchildren , seven great grandchildren; one sister,

Adaine Pennington, Troy; one brother:

Louis Parker, Red Bank, N.J.

Pallbearers were

friends. Florabearers were


Elizabeth Goens

Services for Elizabeth Goens, 80, of Elamville who died May 6, 2002, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2002, at St. Louis Baptist Church in Elamville with Rev. Charles Shipman officiating. Burial will be in the churchyard under the direction of Bell’s Liptrot/Dawson Funeral Home.

Johnnie Lee Thompson

Services for Johnnie Lee Thompson, 70, of Troy who died May 7, 2002, at Pike Manor Health Care Center will be at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Troy with Rev. L.C. McMillian officiating.

Burial will be in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery

under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home of Troy.

Visitation will be Friday May 10, 2002, at the funeral home.

Mr. Thompson was born on May 16, 1931 in Troy. His parents were Jimmy Lee Thompson and Willie Mae Greenwood Thompson. He completed the 12th. Grade and entered the U.S. Army. He was a home health care provider and attended Antioch Baptist Church.

Survivors include a brother, Coley Mac Thomas of Enterprise; three sisters, Ora M. Larkin of Chicago, Illinois, Eva Lou Farris of Logensport, Indiana, and Arrener Griffin of Troy; nephew and his wife, Chester and Ruby Larkin of Chicago, Illinois; three nieces and their husbands, Catherine and Theodore Simpson, Naomi and Joe Frazier of Middletown, Ohio and Vanilphia Larkin of Chicago, Illinios.

Pallbearers will be friends and family.

Floralbearers will be friends and family.