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Vol. 27 No. 1 Spring/Summer 2013

Saving Lives, One Child at a Time! Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter


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GIVING BACK IS GOOD MEDICINE by Nancy Hungerford, Executive Director

806 North Union St. P.O. Box 2028 Natchez, MS 39120 Phone: (601) 442-6858 Fax (601) 442-7722 Email: info@ntzchs.org www.ntzchs.org

Nancy P. Hungerford Executive Director Matt Poole Designer/Photographer OUR HOME is published semi-annually to educate the community about child abuse and issues affecting at-risk children as well as to inform friends of agency activities and needs. Opinions expressed are those of writers and not necessarily of Natchez Children’s Home Services. Natchez Children’s Home Services does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, creed, color, national origin, or religious beliefs. OUR HOME is printed and distributed by Natchez Newspapers, Inc.

Board Of Directors Bradley Harrison - President Jean Leckie - Past President Janet Sullivan - Vice-President Kathie Blankenstein - Secretary Conrad Anderson - Treasurer Betty Cade Forrest Johnson Walton Jones Barbara Persons Jon Shonebarger Dorothy Sylvester

Nationwide Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-222-8000

Mississippi Association of Child Care Agencies, Inc.

customer service. Her photo is featured at “Do you ever hear from former residents the Edward Jones headquarters in St. Louis, of the Home?” Missouri. “Yes,” I answer to this FAQ (Frequently “I was riding high,” she smiled. “Given Asked Question). some of my choices as a kid, my picture Chassity Cannon is a great example and could have been hanging on the wall at the her story is a remarkable one. “Chas” became a seven year old resident of (then) Natpost office! chez Protestant Home in May, 1980. She was “But in 2011, I was diagnosed with a brain scared, angry, confused, and determined that tumor that required major surgery. I still her stay at 806 North Union Street would be a short one. During the ensuing ten years, she grew up fast. She shared a large room with several other little girls, ran away, was returned, moved into foster care, shoplifted, had several appearances in Adams County Judge John Hudson’s Youth Court, lived briefly with each of her divorced parents, got married and divorced, and miraculously graduated from high school. After three minimum wage ($3.35 per hour) jobs, she enrolled in an online college program through Penn State University and received a BA degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising in 1993. She also began learning the real estate business and answered a newspaper ad announcing Wells Fargo was opening a Natchez office. She applied and got the job over 100 other applicants. Chassity Beetz Cannon In 1999 she began working see the doctor every four months. The Good in an on-call position with Edward Jones Lord got my attention and began to work on Investments and in 2002 became employed my priorities and unresolved issues from my full time with Tommy McDonald’s Natchez past. I began visiting my old nemesis—the office. Natchez Children’s Home—and reconnecting She is now in a senior position with Edward Jones and is part of the leadership and with the staff and my past. training team. “I came to value the lessons learned, the In 2010 she received the Edward Jones friends made, and the sad and sweet memories of my childhood. Because NCHS was “Profiles in Caring” award—one of only my home, for a large part of my childhood, I twenty employees nationally—for exemplary Cover photo: ABCs Preschool Learning Center student Na’Jaylan Butler

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Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter have found ways to help the at-risk children being served there today.” In December, 2012, Chassity opened Cha’ Mere’—a gift shop with select vendors including Natchez Children’s Home Services. Cha’ Mere’ is a French word meaning “a place of gathering.” The shop is located at 110 North Union Street, ironically just a few blocks south of 806 North Union Street! “Although we don’t accept clothing, we take other items including furniture,

home décor, kitchen and glass ware, jewelry . . . you name it!” says Chassity. All donated items designated for the Natchez Children’s Home Services booth are tax deductible and when they are sold, proceeds are forwarded to NCHS to help fund the Children’s Advocacy Center, Preschool Learning Center, Counseling Center, and at-risk children and families. Cha’ Mere’ also sells the NCHS cookbook “Yum-m-m!” ($20) and “Angels

with a Purpose” ($14.95). “In facing my fears—both from the past and future, I have found that doing something for others is the most therapeutic thing I can do,” she said. Cha’ Mere’ is open Tuesday through Saturday. For information on how you can participate call Chassity Cannon at 601-445-5929, go to Cha’ Mere’ on Facebook, or email chassity.smith@edwardjones.com. Welcome back home, Chas!

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enator Melanie Sojourner, (second from left), visited on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, with constituents Nancy Hungerford, (left), Executive Director of Natchez Children’s Home Services, Chris Huff, Clinical Director SW MS Children’s Advocacy Center in Pike County and Glenda Wilson, Director of Natchez Children’s Home Services Children’s Advocacy Center during Cookie Day at the Capitol in recognition of children’s advocacy centers and their work with abused children throughout Mississippi.

Mississippi Becomes 6th State to Pass Erin’s Law

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rin Merryn was six years old when a neighbor sexually abused her. “I was taught how to take cover in a storm, stop, drop and roll out of a burning building, evacuate a school bus. . . but where was the drill on how to escape a child molester?” says Merryn. Miss Merryn is now 28 and on a mission to pass Erin’s Law in all 50 states. She visited the Mississippi State Capitol in January where she met with child advocates and legislators on House Bill 200 and Senate Bill 2133. “A child is sexually assaulted every 6 minutes in this country. One in every four girls and one in every seven boys

will be assaulted by the age of eighteen,” foster and adoptive parents, and agenshe reported. cy staff who work with at risk children The goal of Erin’s Law is to teach and families. children: “Tell on anyone who even tries to touch your private parts.” Erin Merryn (www.erinmerryn. net) is scheduled to speak at a plenary session of this summer’s “Lookin’ to the Future” conference July 17-19, 2013 at the Natchez Convention Center. The conference is sponsored by Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth and focuses on strengthening the skills and education of social workers, Glenda Wilson, Erin Merryn, and Nancy Hungerford teachers, counselors and therapists, visit at the state capitol. Spring/Summer 2013 • 3


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ABCs Teachers Attend Early Childhood Conference

D SERVING THE COMMUNITY Since 1816

ABCs Preschool Learning Center Children’s Advocacy Center Thrift Shop International Mission Trip Opportunities Individual Group and Family Counseling

ee Thomas, Director, Nicole Sellers, and Katrica Montgomery, teachers in the ABCs Preschool Learning Center, attended an early childhood conference in Mobile, AL in February. The conference was presented by the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA) and brought preschool teachers together from Director of the ABCs Preschool Learning Center Dee Thomas teaches across the south to focus preschoolers out on the playground. on improving the classplace of recreation. The children have a room learning environment and teaching flower bed and are watching our vegetable children academics through things found in and herb garden grow. The basketball court, the natural environment around them. riding toys, swings, birdhouses, trees, and As a result, the Palmer Playground at play units are all part of the learning experiNCHS has become a learning lab, not just a ence at NCHS.

Mrs. B’s Nap Pillows

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Students proudly display their new nap pillows from Mrs. B’s Teas.

Mrs. Barbara Brown of Lebanon, Oregon, provided handmade nap pillows for all the ABCs Preschool Learning Center students. She operates “Mrs. B’s Teas” a specialty shop in Lebanon. Mrs. Brown is Karla Brown’s stepmother. Karla, our longtime friend who walked across the United States for epilepsy awareness, is now living in Natchez and has helped extend interest in Natchez Children’s Home Services all the way to the west coast! The children love their colorful pillows and use them each day after lunch during quiet time.


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Join the Children’s Club Today! “What do you need at Natchez Children’s Home Services?” is a question often asked of NCHS staff and board members. “Everything you need to operate your household and office, just in bigger quantities!” is the answer. The devotion of Children’s Club members over the last 25 years has made those “bigger quantities” a reality. Monthly Children’s Club donations (on-line at www.ntzchs.org) or through the mail (P. O. 2028, Natchez, MS 39121), or using an automatic bank

draft (form above) ensures that NCHS will always have gasoline, water, play equipment, lights, snacks and meals, a safe and insured building and grounds, laundry powder, computers, staff training, smoke detectors, car seats . . . the list is endless. Children’s Club gifts are tax deductible, receipted promptly, and used wisely to meet the mission of “Saving Lives, One Child at a Time.”

International Mission Opportunities

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oe Mitchell, former NCHS Director of Development, continues to maintain his contact with NCHS by leading short-term trips to Guatemala and Peru. In early March he brought Armando Trujillo to the area to perform a trumpet concert and share about the work in Guatemala. If you or your group would like to participate in a future trip, contact Joe Mitchell at j_mitchell9007@att.net or Nancy Hungerford at hungerford@ntzchs.org for more information.

Joe Mitchell, Nancy Hungerford, and Armando Trujillo.

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Liz Dunham is the “First Responder” at NCHS

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he first friendly voice you hear when you dial 601-4426858, is almost always Office Manager Elizabeth Dunham. She has been offering assistance, forwarding calls, taking messages and welcoming guests at 806 North Union Street since 2003. “Liz” grew up in Natchez and worked at Friends of Children of MS, Inc. before joining the NCHS team. She is focused, organized, and conscientious in her duties that include record keeping, mail management, generating receipts and letters of thanks, welcoming and touring visitors, organizing and ordering supplies, answering thousands of questions, updating staff files, participating in various fundraisers, managing financial donations and supervising bookkeeping and volunteers. Liz is the mother of Eric “Cateye” Dunham. She is an active member of Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where

she sings in the senior choir and teaches Sunday school. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to jazz music, playing with her dog “Jersey”, and walking the hills of the Natchez Bluffs. Her gift of hospitality at the front door of NCHS comes from one of her favorite Bible verses: “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have Liz Dunham - Office Manager entertained angels unawares.“ Hebrews 13:2 The NCHS Board, staff and children love Liz and appreciate her decade of service.

2013 NCHS Events April 26 - Crawfish Boil on the

Natchez Bluff 5 - 8PM

May 12 - Mother’s Day Carriage House Buffet 11AM - 2PM

May 27 - Asbury University Summer Ministry Team June 7

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July 8 July 14

Magnolia Bluffs Golf Invitational at Beau Pre Country Club (National Golf Association)

July 12 - Southside Baptist Church July 15 Talladega, AL

July 17 - Lookin’ to the Future July 19 Conference Natchez Convention Center

Oct. 26 - Chili Cook-off on

Natchez Bluff 11AM - 2PM

Nov. 1 - Begin Holiday Pecan Sales from Plantation Pecans


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THANK YOU TO THESE SPECIAL FRIENDS Mr. John Segrest

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Wellborn

Vidalia Apparel J & N Trophies

New Life Apostolic Church

Lawn Care

Lots of T-Shirts

Dr. C. C. Gaddis and Staff Dental hygiene items

Vidalia High School Student Council Valentine’s Day Treats

Mr. and Mrs Sonny Clark Gift Certificate for kitchen/janitorial supplies

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Jonesville, LA Children’s Books, Crayons, and Activity Books

Trinity Episcopal Day School Play Station 3

Woodville Baptist Church Mission Friends/ WCCA Student Council Toys, Love Gift, Visit

Rachael Erickson

Easter Treats and School Supplies

Mr. Buddy Miller Mr. Lee Rife Mr. Robert White

Fertilizer, compost, and plants for vegetable garden

Mr. Earl LeBouef Handmade table

Natchez High School Canned food drive

Rocking Chair Fruit boxes

Dr. Freda Lawrence Children’s sweaters

Natchez National Park Service Juice and cookies

J. E. Hicks Distributing Donated food items

It’s Fashion Cato’s Citi-Trends

Thrift Shop Manager

The Natchez Children’s Home Services Thrift Shop continues to grow, expanding the customer base, and providing operating income for programs at the Children’s Home while providing merchandise at low cost to savvy shoppers. 901 North Union Street • 601-442-5669

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Clothing and accessories

Passbach Meats Concordia Bank and Trust Peter Dale Giles Island Hunting Club Deer, turkey meat and pork loin

Poole’s Processing Pedro’s Butcher Shop Meat Processing

Dianne’s Frame Shop Framing services

Ms. Diana Imhof and Pajama Program

Children’s pajamas and board books

His Way, Inc. Foundation and Ann Neal Moore Funding ABCs bus

Enclosed is my gift of $_______ In memory of:

In honor of:

__________________________ Name From:

Name_________________________ Address________________________ Phone (optional)____________________ City___________________________ State__________________________ Zip____________________________

Woodville Baptist Church Easter visit and offering

Southern Carriage Tours

Carriage rides for ABCs Students

COME SHOP WITH US!

Ira Baker

P.O. Box 2028 Natchez, MS 39121

SHOPPING HOURS

Please send an acknowledgment to the following:

Name__________________________ Address________________________ Phone (optional)____________________ City____________________________ State___________________________ Zip____________________________

Ask your financial advisor, CPA, or attorney about planned giving options and remembering NCHS in your will.

Wednesday - Friday • 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

DONATION HOURS Monday - Friday • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

diagonally across from The Children’s Home

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Friends & Volunteers

Magnolia Bluffs Casino Magnolia Bluffs Casino management team enjoyed lunch and a tour at NCHS. They are the title sponsor of this summer’s National Golf Association Magnolia Bluffs Invitational which will be held July 8-14 at Beau Pre Country Club. The event will benefit NCHS.

Rolling Fork Methodist Chruch Rolling Fork Methodist Church spent time learning about the NCHS ministry. Beth Miller (center back row) is the minister of the church and arranged the visit to Natchez as a misson day for adults and church youth.

Jefferson County Multidisciplinary Team Members of the Jefferson County Multidisciplinary Team met for training at NCHS Children’s Advocacy Center. The team refers cases of neglect and abuse for forensic interviews at NCHS CAC. Members, left to right, are Dorothy M. Collins - JCSD, H. J. Cadney - Vo-Tech JCSD, Patricia West - JCSD, Bell Varner-White - DHS, Daisie M. Swanson - JCSD, Inez Coleman - JCSD, Tomika H. Irving - GAL, Chasity Q. Combs - SW MS Mental Health, Glenda Wilson - NCHS CAC Director, and Cassandria D. Frye - JCSD

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Misty Cooper and Friends Misty Cooper of Jena, LA, and her children Peyton and Katelynn are regular supporters of NCHS. They bring holiday goodies, books, supplies, and financial assistance on each visit.

Cathedral High School Key Club Sarah Beth Willard and fellow members of the Cathedral High School Key Club brought Easter treats. The Club has also spearheaded a successful book drive to establish a children’s library at NCHS.

Alpha Beauties Step Team The Alpha Beauties Step Team came to volunteer at NCHS. They helped Mr. Stephen Washington, housekeeper with cleaning and organizing many of the classrooms and offices.

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Spring Break at NCHS Spring Break Volunteers Complete Long Chore List!

Camptown Inc. Spring Break

Boston University Alternative Spring Break

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Springtime has become a season of visitors, work projects and Southern hospitality at Natchez Children’s Home Services. During March and April volunteers from Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Boston University, and Camptown in Indianapolis, Indiana, spend their school Spring Break week in Natchez. This year the young people sorted items in the Thrift Shop, washed vehicles, tutored ABCs children, prepared the garden, cleaned the building, repaired two porches, poured cement, glazed windows, and prepared food. During the evening, the visitors attended Spring Pilgrimage events and toured Natchez. Our friends at Community Chapel Church and Crosspoint Church housed the students in their family life centers. Thank you to both congregations for “bed and breakfast” accommodations. Hosting Spring Break Alternative groups has become a tradition at NCHS—and the children and staff look forward to their arrival each year. Many projects on our always long “to-do” list are completed, and many new friendships are made. Thank you, Boston University, Agnes Scott College, and Camptown!


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Memorial Gifts Memorial Gifts received November 1, 2012 through April 1, 2012 ALDRICH, ELIZABETH “BETH” HORNE Mr. and Mrs. Donnie W. Harris

ALDRICH, ELIZABETH “BETSY” Mr. and Mrs. Donnie W. Harris

ALDRIDGE, CATHERINE Amanda R. Aldridge

ALLEN, ORAN CLAYTON

BOOTHE, JULIA

Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply

BORDELON, DOROTHY MAE EVANS Amy B. Roden Anthony D. Roden Ruth Roden

Darwin S. Enlow, Jr.

BRELAND, EARL LEVON

Amanda R. Aldridge

BRELAND, GEANIE S.

Greendale United Methodist Church

BRELAND, LEON VONDEL

ALLEN, PATRICIA CAVIN ALLRED, CHARLES RAYMOND, SR. ANDERSON, BILL

Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply

ASHLEY, DYWAYNE

Mr. and Ms. Herbert E. Felter

ASHLEY, GENE

Mr. and Mrs. David M. Dixon III

BANDY, MARIE W.

Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Mr. and Mrs. Ed McCormick and Sons M & B Logging

BARBOUR, McBEE David Bramlette

BERRY, SUSIE

Mr. and Mrs. James L. Randall

BIGLANE, MARIE STANLEY

Don W. Ater Becky’s Bay Limited Mr. and Mrs. Patrick R. Biglane Flavius Freeman Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kuehnle, Jr. and Julia Rachel Natchez Heating and Cooling Dr. and Mrs. John R. Pieklik Eileen N. Shaffer Silas Simmons, LLP Certified Public Accountants and Advisors Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Stallone

BLACKWOOD, MARY KATHRYN McNEIL

J. Doyle Breland J. Doyle Breland J. Doyle Breland Carolyn Lushute

BRIDGES, JOAN MARIE EVANS Amy B. Roden Anthony D. Roden Ruth Roden

BROWN, LOUELLA FURR

Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply

DONLEY, STEVEN

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kirk Swanson

DOOLEY, MARILYN McKLEMURRY David Bramlette Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kirk Smith The Paul D. Thimmesch Family

DOWNER, FRANCES OAKES C. Newt Willis

DRANE, MARY S.

City of Natchez - State of Mississippi Scarlett Etheridge Martha Smith Mr. and Mrs. Chris Whitehead Mr. and Mrs. Waylon Whitehead

DUCK, ALBERT

Mr. and Mrs. Hirschel T. Abbott, Jr.

DUMKE, INEZ

BROWN, MARIAN B.

BROWNING, JAMES CLYDE Mr. and Mrs. William F. Heins III

BRUMFIELD, DELORIS Glenda Faye Wilson Mrs. William H. Wilson

BUIE, VERNONA SANDERS C. Newt Willis

BUTLER, FANNIE D.

Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services

BUTLER, LEHMAN Flavius Freeman

BUTTROSS, MR. and MRS. ALPHONSE Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Buttross

CALHOUN, MAUDE Don W. Ater

CAMPBELL, CHARLIE J.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Barret Martin

CAMPBELL, MAGGIE Ronald W. Engel Mary Jane Oglesby

CANNON, THELMA

David Bramlette Mr. and Mrs. J. Barret Martin George W. Ward Eli West Marilyn Truly West

CAUTHEN, PAMELA

Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply Jeanette Murphy Patricia Murphy

CAVIN, HERMAN D.

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry McDaniel

CHAPMAN, BETTY ANN

Mr. and Mrs. William F. Heins III George W. Ward Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services

DUNCAN, WILL

Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply

ETHERIDGE, BETTY JO

Mr. and Mrs. David M. Dixon III Bubba McKey Jack Rogers

FARRAH, SHELIA

Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply

FERRINGTON, CECIL

Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply

FOREMAN, JAMES “FOOZIE” Mr. and Mrs. Frank Power

FOWLKES, WILLIAM ASA “SANDY” Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Fowlkes

FREEMAN, MONETTE

Martha Brumbelow Mr. and Mrs. David M. Dixon III Stephanie Dixon Susan Freeman Mr. and Mrs. Frank Power

GALLUP, ADELINE

Mr. and Mrs. Brad Mount and Family Mr. and Mrs. Jack T. Mount Robbie and Roxie Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Roland Trahan

Mr. and Mrs. Billy S. Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Chapman Claudette Keasler

GAMBERI, FRANK, JR.

Martha Chase Moss

GEORGE, JOSEPH

Don W. Ater

GLOYER, MR. and MRS. STEWART W.

CLOWER, RAY

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Leckie

GORE, LYMAN

COBB, JAMES DOUGLAS

GRAY, MARY

CHASE, DAN

CLAYTON, ANNA MARIE KRUEGER CLEMENTS, EUGENE

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Power David Bramlette

COCHRAN, JUANITA MARIE Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply

CONNER, NORMA DIXON EDWARDS Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services

COVINGTON, JUDY WALLACE Ridge Point Consultants

CREEK, JOHN PERRY Eli West Marilyn Truly West

DABNEY, INEZ C.

L. Bryan Dabney Memorial Trust

DALTON, E.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Lawrence

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Marvin B. Darsey

DAVIS, ANGIE

Mr. and Mrs. G. Bradley Harrison and Christi

Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services

BLALOCK, TIMOTHY D.

DARSEY, DOLLY

C. Newt Willis

GAVETTE, ORIN

Charleen Gavette Harriet G. Taylor

Richard A. Gloyer

Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply W. David Kimble

GREENLEE, DOROTHY PAULINE

Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Don Tyson Thel Tyson

GRIMSLEY, JUDY STOKES

Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. Robert A. Clark, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Gloyer Nancy P. Hungerford

GRISSINGER, VERA DOSSETT Mr. and Mrs. Frank Heard, Jr. Nancy P. Hungerford


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Memorial Gifts MADDOX, DIMPLE M.

Mr. and Mrs. James O. Rabby

MAPLES, KATHRYN

Mr. and Mrs. G. Bradley Harrison and Christi

MARCHBANKS, JOHN Rex D. Marchbanks

MARION, DONALD ORRIN

Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Bertolet Mr. and Mrs. William T. Jones Mr. and Mrs. John A. Leckie Mr. and Mrs. Forest Persons Dr. and Mrs. John R. Pieklik Etta Mae Swalm C. Newt Willis

MARTIN, RALPH VERNON, SR. Don W. Ater

MASSEY, JOYCE ANN

Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services

MATHEWS, BETTY

Mr. and Mrs. James P. Jeansonne

MAXWELL, JENNIFER M. Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply

MAYHALL, LOUISE Mary Lake

MAYS, KATHY HULL

Jonathan E. Hungerford

McCARSTLE, WILLIE RAY GROSS, MARY

JACKSON, IRA

HALL, GINGER

JOHNSON, JOHN F.

Mrs. Joe Lee Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Frank Power

Tamara Hall

HAMMACK, LANUS PERRYAN Mr. and Mrs. William T. Jones, Jr.

HAWES, CAMMIE

Mr. and Mrs. Jason A. Rooks

HAXTON, JOSEPHINE AYRES

Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William L. Kennon

HEARD, DAVID NICHOLS, SR. Lawrence R. Buckley Nancy P. Hungerford and Family Mr. and Mrs. William T. Jones, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. J. Barret Martin C. Newt Willis

HENRY, GLENN

George W. Ward

HENTHORN, DR. TONI JILL BERTOLET Mr. and Mrs. Patrick R. Biglane Mr. and Mrs. Lee M. Morris George W. Ward

HERRINGTON, JAMES “JABO” David Bramlette Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Evans, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. George Flowers Geraldine C. Inman Patricia Mathis Mr. and Mrs. James L. Randall

HICKS, DR. and MRS. G. SWINK Dr. and Mrs. William R. Priester III

HILLS, MR. and MRS. JAMES R. Mr. and Mrs. Troy L. McKey

Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply

JONES, MARY ROGERS DAVIS Mr. and Mrs. Patrick R. Biglane Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. David Bramlette Flavius Freeman J. Lamar Spencer C. Newt Willis

KAISER, DOROTHY DONNER Kate Don Green

KING, HELEN IRENE SMITH

Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. John R. Pieklik

LADNER, BETTY JEAN

David T. Barbour Mr. and Mrs. John South Lewis C. Newt Willis

LAIRD, CHARLES M.

HUFF, JAN

LeBLANC, VEDRIDE

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Power

Norma McNair

David Bramlette Mr. and Mrs. Forest Persons Ronald T. Kobayashi

MENG, JAMES CARROL “CATTY” Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. Betsy N. Feltus Mr. and Mrs. William T. Jones, Jr. Katherine Bronn Strobel

MERRITT, VELMA RUTH GAUDET Lawrence R. Buckley

MIDDLETON, WILLIS ARNOLD Jonathan E. Hungerford

MOSES, CLARENCE “ BUTCH”

LEAHMAN, ELVIN “SONNY” LEE

Carolyn Kirk

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Violette

McNAIR, ALFRED DEAN

Don W. Ater Mr. and Mrs. William T. Jones, Jr. C. Newt Willis

LAIRD, HENDRICK JEFFERSON, SR.

HUDE, LEONA KATHLEEN

HUTSON, CHARLIE

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin D. Smith

McKENZIE, JOHN

MILLER, BERTHA W.

LAWRENCE, STEVEN

HULBERT, DICK

McGIVAREN, MATT

David Bramlette

HORN, MIKE

Mr. and Mrs. Ed McCormick and Sons M & B Logging

Mr. and Mrs. Ansell Reid Mr. and Mrs. Derrell Reid

McWETHY, MR. and MRS. DOUGLAS MILTON

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Heard, Jr. Nancy P. Hungerford Martha W. Kimmel

LANG, NORMA JEAN

Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Julius C. Havard

McDONOUGH, VERNA RUTH

KIMBLE, DAVID

Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply

HOOTON, JEANNETTE McRAE Evelyn “Lucy” Wilson Marie Wilson

Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Hamilton, Jr.

McCOOL, NANCY

McSWAIN, CINDY WISE

LANEHART, DUSTIN MYLES

Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr.

McCONNELL, BETTY

KEITH, GLADYS

HOGWOOD, WILLIAM EUGENE Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Gloyer Nancy P. Hungerford

Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply

Jonathan E. Hungerford Nancy P. Hungerford

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Gibson Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply

Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Evans, Jr.

Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Felice B. Fortenberry Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Leachman

MURRAY, JOHN E.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Day Mr. and Mrs. Ross Pritchard

NATHANSON, MARTY Carol Anne N. Blitzer

NELSON, EDWIN “BUMPS” Mrs. Tom Armstrong

PALMER, DANIELLE

Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply

Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Lawrence

PARKER, ALICE

Robert A. Clark, Sr. Etta Mae Swalm

PASSMAN, CHARLES BRADLEY

LINDLEY, AGNES PHILLIPE LUSS, BERTHA

Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply

Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply Thel Tyson C. Newt Willis

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Memorial Gifts PATRICK, KERRY

Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply

PATTERSON, DORIS ANDERSON Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services

PAUL, WILEDENE

Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply

PETERMANN, HELEN George W. Ward

Pamela D. Dennis Elizabeth Dunham Mr. and Mrs. David G. Freeman Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Heard, Jr. Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Keeth Elementary School Hospitality Lake Lilly Baptist Church Mr. and Mrs. John Leckie Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Gene Maroon Mr. and Mrs. Loyce Maroon Joseph H. Mitchell Viviana Rey-Palmer Emily H. Reece Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Stampley Tina Strittman Mr. and Mrs. Stratton D. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Tony White Delbert M. Wood Pamela C. Wood

Don W. Ater Mr. and Mrs. Harry O. Lanehart

SERIO, GUISEPPE

Mr. and Mrs. Forest Persons

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WEED, ARTHUR WILLIAM “SONNY” C. Newt Willis

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Dr. and Mrs. Fred G. Emrick Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Gray Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Gray

KRAMER, THE REVEREND and MRS. JOHN Dr. and Mrs. Fred G. Emrick Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Middleton

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David Hefley Ellen Ogden Hefley Rob Hefley

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NEY, BETSY

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HEFLEY, MR. and MRS. JAMES C. “JIM” David Hefley Ellen Ogden Hefley Rob Hefley

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PORTER, SAMMY

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JEFFERSON STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

The Reverend and Mrs. John Kramer

Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Gray

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REED, MR. and MRS. BRYANT Dr. and Mrs. Fred G. Emrick

RICHOUX, MR. and MRS. BENJI Rachel C. Martin

ROBINSON, MR. and MRS. ERIC Dr. and Mrs. Fred G. Emrick

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SAUFLEY, AURELIA

Dr. and Mrs. James T. Coy III

SCHNEIDER-REDDEN FAMILY Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Gray

SEALES, MR. and MRS. CLINT Mr. and Mrs. Lavan Seales

SHORT, DARBY, KREWE OF PHOENIX ROSALIE XXX

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SMITH, MR. and MRS. CURT Dr. and Mrs. Fred G. Emrick

TILLMAN, DR. and MRS. BARRY Dr. and Mrs. Fred G. Emrick

TILLMAN, DR. and MRS. RANDY Dr. and Mrs. Fred G. Emrick

TRAINA, DR. and MRS. JEFF Dr. and Mrs. Fred G. Emrick

WATSON, MARIE C.

Strong United Methodist Church

WEATHERLY, MR. and MRS. BOB

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Middleton

WEBB, MR and MRS. WILLIAM Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Gray

WHITE, DR. and MRS. JOHN Dr. and Mrs. Fred G. Emrick

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