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I D8 UYY THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL MEMPHIS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2 1990 DEATHS Mississippi legislator Harpole dies The family asks that any mem-le made to the First Baptist orialbe a long illness Services will be at 11 am Saturday at Reed's Chapel with burial in Grove Hill Cemetery in Dresden Graves the husband of will leave a great void in the LL Gov Brad Dye said in statement Issued by his office was always noted for standing up for his strong battle with cancer had been monitored by his colleagues in the 52-member Senate The Legislature named a stretch of Mississippi 12 Mis His tirades against gambling were often greeted with hoots from supporters and grins from admirers of his old-fashioned style In recent speeches his eyes teared as he sensed this was his last fight Bom June 14 1912 in Maben Miss Harpole spent much of his life in law enforcement He has served as a member of the Mis- The Commercial Appeal Jackaon Mlaa Bureau JACKSON Miss State Sen Bill Harpole (DStarkville) died Thursday morning at a hospital here after a battle with lung cancer He was 78 Hanole a 14-year-veteran of the Mississippi State Senate represented Senate District 16 encompassing Oktibbeha County and parts of Webster and Lowndes counties The former Oktibbeha County sheriff and longtime lawman was known for his tough-talking speeches against crime and his recent efforts were devoted to defeating gambling legislation and the lottery death comes too close to the Nov 6 election for his that day but Gov Ray Mabus may call a special election before the 1991 legislative session convenes in January 50 years of public service was strong testimony to his devotion seni menL Joining Choctaw County I have known Bill all of my life and he has been part of my the governor said will miss him he was my Flags flew at half staff around the Capitol and government leaders praised tenacity and career in public life as both politician and policeman "Senator sissippi 25 and UA 82 in Starkville the Harpole ay" The Highway move was unusual because most such memorials are HWMHHMIS 016 2 usually named after the death Bill wMtawJdnr-lng the 1990 regular legislative session Harpole annnnnmft to the Senate during a special session this summer he was doing better in his battle against lung cancer Indeed he appeared much stronger But on Oct 2 he was admitted to the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center here and spokesman Jean May said he died at 8:12 am Thursday Most recently Harpole took the Senate podium to fight against the growing interest in gambling legislation He complained that legalized gambling and a lottery made for bad economic policy was morally wrong and would lead to other vices of the Vlsil paid the nonprofit trust $24 million for 4183 acres in I the delta He said the trust is offering the corps some 6000 to 8000 more acres for another $15 mtiunw Proceeds from the sale were used to repay The Nature Conservancy for a 1980 grant that allowed the trust to purchase property in the delta Lyons said the trust eventually hopes to set aside some 50000 acres for wildlife in the delta Under the 1986 federal law requiring the land purchases the corps will turn over the land to the State of Alabama for management by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Lands acquired in Mis-' will be managed by the sissippi will be managed by th Mississippi Department f( Wildlife Fisheries and Parks looking at probably 33000 to 36000 acres in Alabama when all said and said Gary Moody who is chief of state wildlife program He said 20000 acres are in the delta and the rest will be any- Corps buys land in Alabama to aid wildlife on Tenn-Tom TENNESSEE CAMDEN Mrs Virginia Ruth Wednesday at Carman 72 died Westside Hospital in Nashville after a long illness Services will be at 11 am Saturday i at Stockdale-Malln Funeral Home with burial in Camden Cemetery She was a member of First United Methodist Church Mrs Carman the widow of Philip Carman Jr leaves two daughters Mrs Phyllis Greene of Nashville and Mrs Betty DoMe of Springfield a son PhU Carman HI of Nashville a sister Mrs Mary Albright of Bay- town Texas two brothers Lashlee of Baytown and Lash-lee Jr of Camden and three grandchildren GREENFIELD Willie Brown Liggett 77 retired civil service employee died Tuesday at Volunteer General Hospital in Martin after a short illness Services will be at 2 today at Williams Funeral Home with with burial in Highland Cemetery He was a Primitive Baptist and a World War Army veter an Liggett leaves two sisters Mrs RutyDunlapt of Lansing Mich and Mrs Pauline Pope of Greenfield and a brother John Liggett of Greenfield MarkL Crihfleld 75 retired cotton glnner fanner and died Thi landowner died Thursday afternoon at Hilihaven Nursing Home in Ripley Graveside services will be at 10 am Saturday in the Thurmond family cemetery near here Halls Funeral Home has charge Crib-field the husband of Marguerite Paige Crihfleld also leaves three sons Mark Crihfleld Jr and Jerry Crihfleld both of Halls and Sammy Crihfleld of Memphis six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren HALLS David A Hallman 52 of Harrisonburg Va formerly of Halls died Tuesday in a fire at his home Services were held at 7-JO pm Thursday at Kyger Trobaugh Funeral Home in Harrisonburg Graveside services will be at 4 pm today at Halls Cemetery Halls Funeral Home has charge locally Halt a 1956 graduate of Halls High School received a degree from Vanderbilt University a master degree from Memphis State University and a PhD Duke University He was a United International editor prior to serving in Turkey and Germany with the intelligence division of the Army He held an Rngllsh fellowship and taught at Duke and had -served as an associate professor from 1969 until his death Hallman the husband of Yvonne Hallman also leaves a son Roger Hallman of Harrisonburg his mother Mrs Ruth Hallman and a sister Mrs Alix Travis both of Cleveland Heights Ohio The family asks that in lieu of flowers any memorials be to the Thomas Harrison Middle School Band Boosters in care of Marlon Foster mi Market Harrisonburg Va 22801 or to the David Hallman Memorial Fund in care of the James Madison University English Department Harrisonburg Va 22807 HORNSBY Willie Knight 84 retired lumber employee died morning at Baptist in Memphis Wednesday mnrntn Memorial Hospital Ei after a long illness i i long illness Gra veside ser-rill be at 11 vices will be at 11 am Saturday at the cemetery of Walnut Grove Baptist Church near Bolivar where he was a member Shackelford Funeral Home of BOlivar has charge Knight leaves three daughters Mrs Billie Ann Lipscomb and Mrs Alice Trn-defi both of Memphis and Mrs Helen Keller of Brook Park Ohio a son Jimmie Neal Knight a sister Ms Pauline Knight of Hillsboro Mo a brother Paul Knight of Middleton 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren LEXINGTON Harold Graves 74 died Wednesday afternoon at Lexington Methodist Hospital after DEATHS Mrs Annie Marla Cobb II of Bartlett wife of Jasper Cobb Mrs Ethel Mao Courtney of 433 Lucy Mrs Effle Currie SI of SIN Lyon widow of Rav Clint Currie Mrs Malta Pashctall Dickerson 4fc of Ashlondjl Tqnn formerly of Mem- phii medical technician at Southern Hills Haipilal in Naihvllle Alonzo Dillon 77 of 137V Lion retired Firestone Tire 1 Rubber Co employee Robert Deal Down 4 of Memphis retired restaurant manager Other Edwards Koffi) Crockett retired employee of Bruce Lumber Co Mrs Rose Doris Ester 44 of Chicago formerly of Memphis former employee of American Telephone a Telegraph Memphis Mrs Avia Ford SOI of West Mrs Elizabeth Meredith Gaston 4V of Memphis formerly of Waynesboro Tenn retired nursing assistant o' hour Children's Medical Center Gregory IS of IMTLaramia retired city sanitation employee Newbfll 'Dink' Grimes It of Mem- phis retired contractor Mrs Willie Lea Gross 73 of Heritage "1 domestic Manor Nursing Home retired i Mrs Marcella Ball Hall of 177 Highland retired owner of Pleasant View Kennel Mrs Opel Hand of Moscow Tens formerly of Colllervllla wife of 1 Hand Samuel i Nfgrel Harris 351 of 344 Bison carpenter for Harris 4 Son Construction Co Mrs Pattia Harrison 103 of 15 Frank widow of Frank Harrison Kenneth Johnson 53 of 314 Dahlia Mrs Bessie Karchmer Ik of Spring-field Mo formerly of Memphis Jessie a Keriey TV of 473V HINmont retired carpenter Charles A Koepfca Mk of Arcadia Calif formally of Memphis science educator and consultant Mrs Lutte Kyzar 17 of Marlon Ark retired bookkeeper Mrs Irma Crowley Owens 71 of Bolivar retired retail sales dark for Cohn and Woods Department Store Bobby Reynolds 4V of Arlington retired supervisor for Memphis Light Gas Water Division Mrs Euna Robertson ft of Memphis Mrs Lou Annie Crisp Scott Ml of Gallaway Tenn widow of David Arthur Fayette Smith of Horn Lake NUss retired dork for Frisco Railroad 1 Mrs Barbara Turner 5k of Memphis wife of Turner III Arthur Vanes 7 of Hot Springs Ark formerly of Memphis retired marine sales representative for Mobil Corp Mrs Ore Walker of 23K Normas wife ef Kate Walker Mrs Annie Ball Emerson Yancy S3 of 4VM Eighth Road widow of Robert Yancy Church Vi iffs Boys and Chapel I Village and Girl Fund Baptist Sner- ortothe Is Ranch Mabus delays budget move for funeral Tlw CommarcM Appeal Jackson Mia Bureau JACKSON Miss Gov Ray Mabus has put off until Monday any announcement of cuts in the budget due to funeral services today for state Sen Bill Harpole (DStark- villa) Mabus was expected to' million from cut S20-S30 the budget today to begin making up for a predicted $105 million cash shortfall The governor had called 4 a briefing for 2 pm today Spokesman Kevin Vanden--broek said Mabus plans to? attend funeral-this afternoon in Stark- viUe Miss Harpole died Thursday in a hospital here after a lengthy battle with lung -cancer The budget brief- ing has been rescheduled for Monday at 10-30 am School wrings its problems out: KENOSHA Wis (AP) Parents and pupils aired their dirty laundry while washing their clothes at a meeting with school officials in a laundry In an effort to discuss campus troubles with moms and dads who attend parent-teacher conferences Bain Elementary School officials promised free some fear by parents into the school build-home school coordina of tag1 tor Henry Galvin figured does laundry We go out and meet them on their territory" Grader hits kills workman 8pedal to The Commercial Appeal BROWNSVILLE Tenn A workman on an Interstate 40 ramp near Brownsville died when he was hit by a road grader at 1:10 pm Th he was hit by a road pm Thursday theTen- Highway Patrol said nessee Trooper Joe Crook reported toner Elmer Fields 61 of Bradford was operating the reader The trooper said Fields saw Albert Fuller 38 of Bolivar behind him as he backed the grader Fields thought pulled around Fuller but felt the grader hit something and found Fuller dead under the grader Crook said 1 MID-SOUTH DEATHS ARKANSAS ELAINE Mrs Mildred Smith 7 wife of Robert Smith MARKED TREE Walter Cagle 3 husband of Lois Cagle McCRORY-William im Forrest Jonas 74 of Valparaiso Ind tor marly of McCrary retired employee of Valparaiso University MISSISSIPPI AMORY Mrs Thelma Tabor Brawn 7 widow of Will Brown ASHLAND Mrs Betty Roberson Mar-car 33 wife of Alan Mercer BELLEFONTAINE James Gilbert Watson BOONEVILLE Mrs Veronica Lynn Henry 3f beautician widow of Russell Key Henry CORINTH Marcus 'Mark' Tucker 17 of Aurora Mo formerly of Corinth a senior at Aurora High School GOODMAN Henry Lamar May 731 retired farmer and former bus driver for McAdams Schools and for Central Holmes Academy in Lexington husband ef Annie May HOLLANDALE Jimmie Louis Hyor 71 retired farmer HOLLY SPRINGS Alex Lyles 103 formerly of Memphis retired lanltor widower of Dovie Lyles HOUSTON Mrs Gladys Koch FM-shel retired seamstress WEST POINT Cadi Wayne Duncan 54 retired employee of Bryan Foods Flowers offer sympathy Sent with special carem Consult Your Professional Florist FIRST Montes Graves also leaves a daugh------- gf west ter Mrs Peggie Jacobus Chicago I1L a son Leroy Graves of Elgin 111 a sister Mrs Joyce Kiser of Lexington a brother Seaburn Groves of Chicago eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren MIDDLETON Claud Hosklnson 93 underwriter for Commerce Union Insurance died Wednesday at Somerville Health Care Center Graveside services were Thursday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion Ark Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis had charge He was a World War I veteran and a Methodist Hosklnson leaves a daughter Mrs Jane Gann of Middleton five and 11 great- PARIS -CD Boone 83 retired Tennessee Valley Authority ployee died Wednesday at Royal Care Nursing Home in Erin Ser- Nursing Home in Erin vices will be at 2 pm Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery He was a member of First United Methodist Church Boone the widower of Jane Gentry Boone leaves a son Sidney Boone of Madison Wis a sister Mrs Lorraine Robin of Erin a brother Daniel Allen Boone of Cairo Ga and two grandchildren Earl Crain 80 retired Louisville Nashville railroad engineer died Wednesday at Henry County Nursing Home Services will be at 2 pm today at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial in Shiloh Cemetery in Mansfield He was a World War Army veteran Crain the husband of Dortha Crain also leaves a son Ralph Crain of Pur-year a sister Mrs Virgia Lou Alexander of Paris two grandchildren and a great-grandson RIPLEY Thomas Rose 60 retired contractin' died Thursday morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital Lauderdale after a long illness Services will be at 2 pm Saturday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with bur ial in Poplar Grove Cemetery Henning He was a Korean War vet eran and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9673 Rose the husband of Dorothy Rose also leaves two sons Lynn Rose and Ran dy Rose and his mother Mrs Eva Rose all of Ripley three Mrs Minnie Beu Smith of Jackson Miss Mrs Agnes Stroblne of West Memphis and Mrs Elizabeth Walton of Ripley four brothers LR Rose of Henning Walter Rose of Memphis David Rose of Ripley and Aubrey Rose of Covington and five grandchildren SOMERVILLE Mack Rucker 92 retired farmer died Tuesday at Methodist Hospital after a long illness Services will be at 1 pm Satur-day at ML Olive MB Church where he was a member with burial in As-bury Cemetery A Lotties Funeral Home has charge Rucker the widower of Mrs Essie Rucker leaves two sisters Mrs Ethel Walker of Nashville and Mrs Annie Bell Smith of St Louis and a brother Jack Rucker of Ripley TRENTON Mrs Zane Ragsdale 1 social work- 69 retired state clinical er died Thursday morning at Southern Hills Hospital in Nashville after a short Services will be at 2 P-m Saturday at Shelton Funeral Home with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery near here She was a member of First Presbyterian Church Mrs Ragsdale the widow of Ull Ragsdale leaves a son Nicholas Ragsdale of Nashville and two sisters Mrs Bessie Hicks of Nashville and Mrs Lois Chambers of Kerrville Texas UNION CITY Mrs Mary Sanders Elgin 99 died Wednesday at Obion County Rest Home Services will be at 2 pm today at Whlte-Ranson Funeral Home with burial in Sanders Chapel Cemetery near here She was a member of Sanders Chapel Methodist Church Mrs Elgin file widow of Bud Andrews and Gus Elgin leaves several nieces and nephews WILLISTON Morris Fkanklin Tims 59 formerly of Memphis welder for Plant Maintenance Service Corp died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis after a stroke Services were Monday at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis with burial in Memorial Park He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church He i lux Eva Lou Tims leaves his wife two daughters Mrs Ann Guthrie of Willl8ton and Miss Mary Tims of the home three sons Morris Tims of Arlington Ivan Tims of Red Banks Miss and Jimmy Tims of Memphis two sisters a brother and several grandchildren Sheep offered as lawn mowers PARKES Australia (AP) fanners government economic policies offered to give their sheep away as lawn mowers" but there were no takers More than 2000 farmers and small business owners attended a rally in the central New South Wales state town in the latest of a series of protests organized by the New South Wales Farmers" Association Demonstrators offered the sheep considered nearly wormless due to poor wool sales to illustrate association spokesman Bob rence said When association vice president Charles Armstrong urged the crowd to come and claim their sheep as a lawn mower" there were no takers Lawrence said Armstrong told the crowd it was impossible to even give away sheep since the government dropped the controlled floor price of wooL Office and superintendent of the State Penitentiary at Parchman An FBI Academy graduate he also served as president of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Association and the Tennessee-Mlssissippl Sheriffs Association and Peace Officers i He was sworn in as a member of the Senate in 1976 Colleagues sometimes referred to him as and he still carried a red light on the dashboard of his car He was chairman of the Senate Fees and Salaries Committee and served on the Aropri- atlons Business and Institutions County Affairs Judiciary Performance Evaluation and Review and Universi ties and Colleges committees Services will be at 2 pm today at First Baptist Church in Stark ville Burial will be in Oktibbeha Memorial Park with Welch Funeral Home of Starkville in charge Harpole is survived by his rife Mary ai wife Mary and several nieces and nephews where along the Tenn-Tom corridor Moody said the corps will fund the state for managing the prop- 7e will have extra enforcement help out Moody said The state now has about 150 game wardens Moody said timber will be harvested to benefit wildlife "not because of financial Helicopters are now being used by some paper companies to remove umber from marshy areas but Moody said not our With completion of the 20000-acre delta purchase the corps is proceeding with buying some 25000 acres from the Pearl River Pascagoula River and Missis-sippi River delta areas in Missis- bobbins said the agency then will go ahead with buying some 43000 acres in Alabama and Mis-ippi along both sides of the in-Tom cisions have ruled otherwise "The right to control one's own procreation is well Clifford wrote Mrs brief contends that the Court of failure to appoint a controlling party for the embryos amounted to a nondecision and effectively denied her to the courts for resolution of an important Davis and Mrs Stowe cannot agree on what's to be done with the embryos the only area of dispute in their divorce trial Mrs Stowe says she would either donate the embryos anonymously to a childless couple or use them herself to try to bring them to term Davis opposes both alternatives and has suggested none of his own The main issue was whether the embryos could be used by Mrs Stowe or a donated third party to produce children Davis's brief said worked in Memphis in the 1950s In 1989 Orr Published a book titled Cobalt: The Art of Dorothy Storm about the Memphis artist In May Orr was one of four professors to be selected for the 1990 Distinguished Teaching Award Most notably Orr was a gromi- nent advocate for the PS- cord injury during World War left Orr in a wheelchair He had served in France and Germany in the 42nd Rainbow Infantry Division Orr worked with several organizations that fought for local state and federal legislation to protect the rights of the handi- CTnS 1 1989 he was also named Disabled Person of the Year by mphis Mayor Dick Hackett for bis work spurring MSU offi- ciala to make the campus more accessible to the handicapped Orr is survived by his wife Mary Semmes Orr a daughter Mary Alice Fuehrer of Memphis his mother Mrs Guss Ore of Texarkana Ark and a sister Mrs Martha Friedman of Cham-palgn-Urbana IlL MOBILE Ala (AP) The Army Corps of Engineers has completed part of an 88000-acre land purchase required for mitt gating wildlife habitat losses urlng construction of the Ten- nessee-Tombigbee Waterway The 234-mile waterway i heralded as a shortcut to the Gulf of Mexico when it opened in 1985 At the waterway's end at Mobile the corps is completing the purchase of some 20000 acres of hardwood bottomlands in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta That land was offered for sale by the Coastal Land Trust Inc and Scott Paper Co Pat Robbins a corps spokesman in Mobile said Wednesday that last federal budget $5 million for the delta provided $5 million for the i acreage purchase and this budget should contain $15 million to complete that buy and pursue the purchase of land in Mississippi Coastal Land Trust president Sage Lyons a Mobile lawyer said the corps in recent weeks Man given high court KNOXVILLE (AP) A man given joint control with his former wife ov over seven frozen embryos produced during their marriage contends the Tennessee Supreme Court has no reason to review their case "The Court of Appeals in this case made no new or novel said a brief filed Tuesday on behalf of Junior Lewis Davis "It had no need to Its opinion fully decidedaU and correctly the issues presented by this caseaN But Davis's former wife Mary Sue Davis Stowe argues the state Court of Appeals erred in its decision on Sept 9 and has asked the state Supreme Court to consider hearing an appeaL The Supreme Court is under no time requirement for deciding whether to accept the for further review The a 1989i Dale Young frozen embryos says review unneeded MSU professor art lover Orr dies trol of the four- to eight-cell embryos to Mrs Stowe on grounds that "life begins at and therefore the embryos were "children in vitro" best served by Mrs Stowe bringing them to term Davis 32 of Maryville Tenn argued on appeal that order would force him to become a parent against his wilL The Court of Appeals agreed and ordered the disposition of the embryos to be made mutually by 30TofTi- Davis and Mrs Stowe tusville Fla "The court erroneously created a new species of privacy right which it defined as the right not to become a parent (to) a child where no pregnancy has taken Mrs Stowe's attorney Kurt Erlenbach wrote in a getitton to the state Supreme attorney Charles Clifford responded in the brief filed Tuesday that previous court de Brooks museum and he will be sorely she said interest in art stemmed in part from his work teaching medieval and Renaissance history at MSU He came to Memphis State in 1959 i Over the years Orr's work in the academic community en- eral areas His early work focused on 15th Century humanist scholars Poggio Bracciollnl and Aeneas Sylvius Picco-lominL He was an active member of the Committee to Rescue Italian Art Marcus Orr in Florence during the flood of 1966 Later he founded Explorations in Renaissance Culture the official Journal of the South Central Renaissance Conference In 1988 Orr organized an exhibit at MSU of the painter Mario Bachelll an Italian prisoner of war who settled and ii il I if rt Tta Commercial Appeal Marcus Orr a professor of is State history at Memphis State University an active supporter of the arts and a national advocate for the handicapped died Thursday He was 65 death was noted by Memphis residents who remembered the professor's service throughout the community in the arts A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 pm at the Fo-griman Executive Center at MSU in the lower atrium auditorium A specialist in art prints Orr served on the board of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art since 1966 where he helped found the Mwmphla Print Club Friends of established the Marcus Orr Print Room in his name at the museum which is the only print study room in the Southeast Carole Thompson curator of prints drawings and photographs at Brooks said Orr was rone of the most significant connoisseurs in "He changed the course of the 4- Li.

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