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Olivia J. White Bernard of Pheba, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at NMMC in West Point, at the age of 83. Mrs. Bernard was born Aug. 23, 1930, in Clay County to the late James Oliver Johnson and Myrtis Norris Wooten. She worked as an inspector for Monty Glove Factory for many years and was a member of Pheba Baptist Church. Mrs. Bernard a member of the Clay County Home Demonstration Club, on the board of Pheba Volunteer Fire Department, the WMU at Pheba Baptist Church and a member of the DAR.
Services for Mrs. Bernard are 2 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with Rev. Terry Rhodes and Rev. Jerry King officiating. Burial will follow in the Pheba Cemetery.
Pallbearers include John Wesley Williamson, Mike Huffman, Chris Stevens, Lee Eaton, Jonathan Ward and Red Moore.
Honorary pallbearers are Ella Carty Sunday School class at Pheba Baptist Church, George McClain, Dr. John Cox and Staff, Blue Pod Nurses at NMMC-West Point, Ann Alford, Johnny Hall, and former employees at Monty Glove.
Mrs. Bernard is survived by two daughters: Carolyn (Henry) Stevens of Woodland, and Jackie W. (Johnny) Ward of Pheba; one sister, Phyliss (Red) Moore of Belden; four grandchildren: Chris Stevens, Lee Eaton, Jonathan Ward, and Jack Stevens; and six great- grandchildren.
Mrs. Bernard is preceded in death by her parents, two husbands: W.O. Jack White and Wes Bernard, a grandson Cody Ward, a brother Buddy Wooten, and a sister Eva Mae Coggins.
Memorials may be made to the Pheba Cemetery Fund. c/o Becky McNee P.O. Box 23 Pheba, MS 39755
Friends may leave condolences online at robinsonfh.net.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.