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Obituaries 11


Obituaries for Saturday, April 13, 2002 
 

ATLEE ARMISTICE SMITH SR. 

Retired machine laborer at Delco Remy 
 

QUITMAN -- Services for Atlee "Double A" Armistice Smith Sr. will be held today at 10:30 a.m. at Bucatunna Baptist Church with the Revs. Buddy Braddock and Ronnie Cooper officiating. Burial will be in Bucatunna Cemetery. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mr. Smith, 77, of Quitman, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at his home. He was a veteran of World War II and received a medal for faithful service. He was a loyal member and deacon of Bucatunna Baptist Church. Mr. Smith was a faithful, loving husband and daddy, a man of integrity, well respected and faithful to his Lord. He now abides in Heaven with Jesus, his savior. 
 

Survivors include his wife, Dartha Smith of Quitman; two daughters, Diane Crane and her husband, Malcolm and Jean Williams and her husband, Wayne, all of Stonewall; a son, Atlee Smith II and his wife, Sharon Faye of Quitman; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. 
 

He was preceded in death by a son, John Mark Smith; four brothers; and three sisters. 
 

His grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 
 

ALTON J. ALAWINE 

Retired, Internal Revenue Service 
 

Services for Alton J. Alawine will be held today at 2 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Carl Stephens and John Kaufman officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. 
 

Mr. Alawine, 85, of Meridian, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at The Specialty Hospital of Meridian. A Methodist, he was a graduate of George Washington University. He held a Doctor of Law degree and was retired from the Internal Revenue Service after 35 years. 
 

Survivors include his wife, Margie Alawine of Meridian; a son, David Alawine of Spotsylvania, Va.; a stepson, Kenneth Lee and his wife, Josie Moody, of Vicksburg; two daughters, Deborah Hahn of Richmond, Va., and Sheila Hutchens of Alexandria, Va.; a stepdaughter, Diane Forbes and her husband, Frank, of Sherwood, Ark.; 25 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Will Alawine and his wife, Barbara, of Vernon, Ala.; two sisters, Kate Alawine and Ellen Stephens and her husband, the Rev. Carl Stephens, all of Collinsville; and former stepchildren, Blaine Toney of Spotsylvania, Terry Toney of Clear Creek, W.V., and Donna Smith of Dale City, Va. 
 

He was preceded in death by three sons, Russell Alawine, Alton Alawine Jr., and an infant son; and a brother, J.T. Alawine. 
 

Pallbearers will be Malcolm Threatt, Billy Alawine, Max Alawine, David Sessums, Ronnie Alawine and Larry Joyner. 
 

IMA MOORE PACE 

Homemaker 
 

Services for Ima Moore Pace will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Church with the Revs. Randy Caldwell, James Snowden and Fred Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Pace, 93, of the Bailey Community, died Friday, April 12, 2002, at Beverly Health Care Center. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Church. 
 

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Nicholson Norris and her husband, A.V., of Meridian; four sons, Jimmie Pace and his wife, Bessie, of Hernando, Milton Pace and his wife, Joyce, of Meridian, Billy Pace and his wife, Lou, of Forest and Jack Pace and his wife, Mary Lou, of Bailey; a sister, Pauline Harbour of DeKalb; a brother, Elmon Moore of Meridian; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Moore of Bailey; her grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several other friends and loved ones. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband, L.D. Pace; two daughters, Wilma Orgeron and Sara Caldwell; a son, James Roy Pace; two grandsons, Mike and William Pace; and two granddaughters, Betty Pace and Maurine Bateman. 
 

The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. 
 

Pallbearers will be Jackie Pace, Wayne Hurtt, Larry Bateman, Johnny Cook, Jeff Pace and George Ranager. 
 

Honorary pallbearers will be Skip Sockwell, Tommy Hurtt, Scott Pace, Calvin McMillan, Doug Mahan and Bernice Davis. 
 

Visitation will be Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. 
 

ENOCH ARDEN HARRISON 
 

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Services for Enoch Arden Harrison will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Eastside Christian Reformed Church. E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mr. Harrison died Monday, April 8, 2002, in Cleveland. 
 

Survivors include his wife, Mary Harrison; six children, Enoch Harrison Jr., and his wife, Earnestine, Emmett Harrison and his wife, Emily, Thomas Harrison, Nellie Oatman and her husband, Tom, and Christine and Loretta Mays; and several other relatives and friends. 
 

Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. 
 

ROBERT REED 

Owner, operator of Auto Express 
 

Services for Robert Reed will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Barham Chapel. Burial will be in Old Marion Cemetery. 
 

Mr. Reed, 43, of Meridian, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, in Quitman. 
 

Visitation will be Sunday from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

ESTELLE FERGUSON VILLAVASO 
 

Services for Estelle Ferguson Villavaso will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Vicki Landrum, Jimmy Harrison and Tommy Gilbert officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. 
 

Mrs. Villavaso, 97, of Meridian, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. 
 

Survivors include a son-in-law, F.J. "Jerry" Rein of Brookhaven; a grandson, F. Joseph Rein Jr. and his wife, Alice W. Rein; two great-grandsons, William Joseph Rein and Richard Watkins Rein, both of Ridgeland; a sister-in-law, Grace Ferguson of Meridian; and a sister, Inez Patterson of Jacksonville, Fla. 
 

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nell Y. Rein. 
 

The family requests memorials be sent to Central United Methodist Church. 
 

Visitation will be Monday, beginning one hour before service time. 
 

DANIEL KEELY 

Student 
 

Services for Daniel "Chance" Keely will be held Monday at noon at Poplar Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Thad Moore officiating. Burial will be in First Baptist Church Cemetery in Collinsville. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mr. Keely, 17, of Meridian, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, in Meridian. He was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church and a senior at West Lauderdale High School. He played soccer at West Lauderdale and had signed with Meridian Community College for 2002-2003. 
 

Survivors include his parents, Randy and Dana Keely; a sister, Charity Keely; and a brother, Chase Keely, all of Meridian; his maternal grandparents, Dan and Faye Houston of Collinsville; his paternal grandparents, Sam and Barbara Keely of Meridian; two aunts, Jill Williams and her husband, Joe, of Collinsville and Robin Crouch of Pearl; and several cousins, Lydia and Blaine Crouch of Pearl and Matt and Hailey Williams of Collinsville. 
 

Pallbearers will be Chase Keely, Paul Clark, Josh Reimer, Jonathan Vance, Phillip Clay, Brandon Rodgers, Josh Murphy and John Hime. 
 

Visitation will be Sunday from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. 
 

Obituaries for Sunday, April 14, 2002 
 

ALTON J. ALAWINE 

Retired, Internal Revenue Service 
 

Services for Alton J. Alawine were held Saturday at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Carl Stephens and John Kaufman officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. 
 

Mr. Alawine, 85, of Meridian, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at The Specialty Hospital of Meridian. A Methodist, he was a graduate of George Washington University. He held a Doctor of Law degree and was retired from the Internal Revenue Service after 35 years. 
 

Survivors include his wife, Margie Alawine of Meridian; a son, David Alawine of Spotsylvania, Va.; a stepson, Kenneth Moody and his wife, Josie, of Vicksburg; two daughters, Deborah Hahn of Richmond, Va., and Sheila Hutchens of Alexandria, Va.; a stepdaughter, Diane Forbes and her husband, Frank, of Sherwood, Ark.; 25 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Will Alawine and his wife, Barbara, of Vernon, Ala.; two sisters, Kate Alawine and Ellen Stephens and her husband, the Rev. Carl Stephens, all of Collinsville; and former stepchildren, Blaine Toney of Spotsylvania, Terry Toney of Clear Creek, W.V., and Donna Smith of Dale City, Va. 
 

He was preceded in death by three sons, Russell Alawine, Alton Alawine Jr., and an infant son; and a brother, J.T. Alawine. 
 

Pallbearers were Malcolm Threatt, Billy Alawine, Max Alawine, David Sessums, Ronnie Alawine and Larry Joyner. 
 

IMA MOORE PACE 

Homemaker 
 

Services for Ima Moore Pace will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Church with the Revs. Randy Caldwell, James Snowden and Fred Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Pace, 93, of the Bailey Community, died Friday, April 12, 2002, at Beverly Health Care Center. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Church. 
 

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Nicholson Norris and her husband, A.V., of Meridian; four sons, Jimmie Pace and his wife, Bessie, of Hernando, Milton Pace and his wife, Joyce, of Meridian, Billy Pace and his wife, Lou, of Forest and Jack Pace and his wife, Mary Lou, of Bailey; a sister, Pauline Harbour of DeKalb; a brother, Elmon Moore of Meridian; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Moore of Bailey; 17 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several other friends and loved ones. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband, L.D. Pace; two daughters, Wilma Orgeron and Sara Caldwell; a son, James Roy Pace; two grandsons, Mike and William Pace; and two granddaughters, Betty Pace and Maurine Bateman. 
 

The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. 
 

Pallbearers will be Jackie Pace, Wayne Hurtt, Larry Bateman, Johnny Cook, Jeff Pace and George Ranager. 
 

Honorary pallbearers will be Skip Sockwell, Tommy Hurtt, Scott Pace, Calvin McMillan, Doug Mahan and Bernice Davis. 
 

Visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to service at the church. 
 

JOE LEWIS 

Retired military 
 

QUITMAN -- Services for Joe Lewis will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Rose Hill with the Revs. John West and Keith Boggan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mr. Lewis, 79, of Rose Hill, died Friday, April 12, 2002, at Heartfelt Hospice in Meridian. He was a retired Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a cattle farmer and also worked with Lockheed at the Air Guard Base in Meridian and with project engineers in Jasper County. 
 

Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Lewis; a daughter, Paula Jo DuBose and her husband, Richard, of Rose Hill; a granddaughter, Traci Decker of Brandon; a grandson, Sam DuBose of Rose Hill; and two great-grandchildren, Kayla and Drew Decker of Brandon. 
 

Pallbearers will be Vernon Decker, Glen Lewis, Johnnie Chatham, Frankie Morgan, Jimmy Chatham and Marvin Lewis. 
 

Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. 
 

ROBERT REED 

Owner, operator of Auto Express 
 

Services for Robert Reed will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Glen Lafferty and Loren Larson officiating. Burial will be in Old Marion Cemetery. 
 

Mr. Reed, 43, of Meridian, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, in Quitman. He was a member of Bethany Pentecostal Church. 
 

Survivors include his wife, Tami Reed; a son, Robbie Reed; two daughters, Allison Reed and Lauren Reed, all of Quitman; his mother, Ramona Reed Sneed and her husband, Joe P., of Meridian; a brother, Michael L. Reed of Jackson; two sisters, Mona Reed Cunningham and her husband, Kenny and Tina Reed Weil and her husband, Carl, all of Meridian; four nephews; two nieces; a grandmother, Ethel Lee Reed of Russell; and several uncles, aunts and cousins. 
 

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Reed, and his father, Boney Lee Reed. 
 

Pallbearers will be Jeff Lewis, Carl Weil, Kenny Cunningham, Larry J. Harris, Scott Zachary and Benjamin Weil. 
 

Honorary pallbearer will be Michael L. Reed. 
 

Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

ESTELLE FERGUSON VILLAVASO 
 

Services for Estelle Ferguson Villavaso will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Vicki Landrum, Jimmy Harrison and Tommy Gilbert officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. 
 

Mrs. Villavaso, 97, of Meridian, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. 
 

Survivors include a son-in-law, F.J. "Jerry" Rein of Brookhaven; a grandson, F. Joseph Rein Jr. and his wife, Alice W. Rein; two great-grandsons, William Joseph Rein and Richard Watkins Rein, both of Ridgeland; a sister-in-law, Grace Ferguson of Meridian; and a sister, Inez Patterson of Jacksonville, Fla. 
 

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nell Y. Rein. 
 

The family requests memorials be sent to Central United Methodist Church. 
 

Visitation will be Monday, beginning one hour ahead of service time. 
 

FREDDIE MAE PEDEN 

Civil service employee 
 

DEKALB -- Services for Freddie Mae Peden will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at E.E. McDonald Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Willie Grant officiating. Burial will be in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery. 
 

Ms. Peden, 78, of Meridian, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at her home. 
 

Survivors include two sisters, Onedia Gordon and her husband, Ezell of Meridian and Mable Hearn of Detroit; three brothers, T.J. Grant, Haven Grant and his wife, Catherine, all of Memphis, Tenn., and Raymond Grant of Meridian; a sister-in-law, Bessie L. Grant of Meridian; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 
 

She was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings. 
 

Visitation will be Monday from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

WILLIE C. LYNCH 

Housekeeper 
 

DEKALB -- Services for Willie C. Lynch will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel in Meridian with the Rev. Thomas C. Howell officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery in Meehan. 
 

Mrs. Lynch, 94, of Meridian, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at her home. 
 

Survivors include 14 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 47 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband and two daughters. 
 

Visitation will be Monday from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the chapel. 
 

EDWARD LEE MCELROY 

YMCA, Hy-Vee employee 
 

Services for Edward Lee McElroy will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Burton officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Enterprise Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mr. McElroy, 43, of Des Moines, Iowa, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. 
 

Survivors include his father, Percy McElroy of Fort Dodge, Iowa; three daughters, Kamesha Gully of Des Moines, Alida McElroy Rodriquez of Anaheim, Calif., and Angelica Foy of Fort Dodge; and four sisters, Lynita McElroy and Vanessa Gully, both of Fort Dodge, Darlena McElroy of Des Moines and Shirley McElroy Wilkens and her husband, Harvey, of Lacombe, La. 
 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Pearlie Mae Jackson McElroy and two brothers. 
 

Visitation will be Monday from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. 
 

JEFFREY D. BALLOR 

Assistant coordinator with Craftmade International 
 

FRISCO, Texas -- Services for Jeffrey D. Ballor will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in The Colony, with the Rev. Xuereb Publius officiating. Burial will be in Ridgeview West Cemetery in Frisco. Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mr. Ballor, 45, of The Colony, died Friday, April 12, 2002, in Salt Lake City. 
 

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Ballor; two sons, Jeffrey Darrell Ballor Jr., and Joseph Michael Ballor, all of The Colony; his parents, Charles and Betty Ballor of Meridian, Miss.; two brothers, Steven Ballor of Philadelphia, Pa., and Mark Ballor of Meridian; a sister, Kathy Dodd of Meridian; and several nieces and nephews. 
 

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, 1615 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207. 
 

Family visitation will be Wednesday from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

MARY SUE PERRY 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Mary Sue Perry, 57, of Enterprise, who died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. 
 

Obituaries for Monday, April 15, 2002 
 

MARY SUE PERRY 

Security guard 
 

Graveside services for Mary Sue Perry will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Ms. Perry, 57, of Enterprise, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a security guard at Burlington Industries. 
 

Visitation will be held today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

MARENE RAINER DOLLAR 

Retired grocery clerk 
 

YORK, Ala. -- Services for Marene Rainer Dollar will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Hadden Presbyterian Church in Boyd with the Rev. Greg Makcen officiating. Burial will be in Briggs Chapel Cemetery in Porterville. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Dollar, 86, of Northport, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at Forest Manor Nursing Home. 
 

Survivors include her daughter, Tyrene Lake of Cottondale; a brother, Ben Rainer of Texas; two sisters, Nell Chaves of Livingston and Elnora Anderson of Tuscaloosa; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
 

Visitation will be Tuesday beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the church. 
 

GEORGIA MAE OGBURN 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Georgia Mae Ogburn, 91, of Meridian, who died Sunday April 14, 2002, at Queen City Nursing Center. 
 

LILLIAN LARD 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home for Lillian Lard, 68, of Lauderdale, who died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at Riley Hospital. 
 

ELSIE PETERMAN 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Elsie Peterman, 81, of Meridian, who died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. 
 

VERMA WARD 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Verma Ward, 80, of Meridian, who died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Heartfelt Hospice. 
 

Obituaries for Tuesday, April 16, 2002 
 

MARY SUE PERRY 

Security guard 
 

Graveside services were to be held today at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Russell Luquire officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Ms. Perry, 57, of Enterprise, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a security guard with Burlington Industries. 
 

Survivors include her son, Dwayne Perry of Stonewall; her daughter, Cynthia Marks and her husband, Gerald, of Enterprise; her mother, Hattie Brand of Collinsville; a brother, Jerry Brand and his wife, Melvin Ann, of Collinsville; a niece, Kelly Ivy of Stonewall;a nephew, Jeremy Brand of Collinsville; and a granddaughter, Tabitha Marks. 
 

She is preceded in death by her father, Udell Brand. 
 

The family requests memorials to be made to the American Cancer Society. 
 

VERMA VIRGINIA WARD 

Retired secretary 
 

Graveside services for Verma Virginia Ward will be held today at 2 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery, with the Rev. Thomas Parker officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Ward, 80, of Meridian, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Heartfelt Hospice. She was a retired secretary and member of State Boulevard Baptist Church and a retired state employee. 
 

Survivors include her husband, Howard Ward of Meridian; daughters, Pat Sudduth and her husband, Duff, of Madison, Deborah Price and her husband, Marty, of Meridian, Sheila Hudspeth and her husband, Allen, of Vicksburg; grandchildren, Ginna Sudduth, Dillon Sudduth, Ashley Knight, Kristen Price, Laura Hudspeth and Seth Hudspeth; her sister, Audrey Garcia of Conway, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews. 
 

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Nancy Adelle Attaway, a brother, G.W. Attaway, and a grandson, Christopher Knight. 
 

The family requests memorials be made to Heartfelt Hospice or a favorite charity. 
 

Visitation will be today one hour prior to the service. 
 

Elsie B. Peterman 

Retired state employee 
 

Graveside services for Elsie B. Peterman will be held today at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Roy Garratt officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Peterman, 81, of Meridian, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a retired employee of East Mississippi State Hospital. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. 
 

Survivors include her sons, Wayne Garratt and his wife, Carolyn, of Meridian, Greg Garratt and his wife, Linda, of Pearl; daughters, Wanda McKenzie of Meridian, Debbi McKinney and her husband, Gerald, of Fort Mills, S.C.; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
 

She is preceded in death by a son, Leroy Garratt. 
 

Visitation will be today 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at the funeral home. 
 

JAMES V. CARDEN JR. 

Retired engineer 
 

NEW ORLEANS -- Graveside services for James V. Carden Jr. will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery. Bultman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mr. Carden, 65, of New Orleans, died Sunday, April 14, 2002. He was a native of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and a retired engineer with George Koch and Sons of Evansville, Ind., where he worked for more than 20 years. He was a graduate of Purdue University and did post graduate work at Auburn University. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was an airman first class. He was a board member for Mobile AIDS Support Services. 
 

Survivors include his companion, Dexter T. Fields of Slidell, La.; his mother, Leota B. Carden of Meridian; a brother, Leo Carden of Huntsville, Ala.; a son, Richard Carden of Milton, Fla.; a daughter, Donna C. Hollen of Foley, Ala.; and a nephew. 
 

He was preceded in death by his father, James V. Carden Sr. 
 

The family requests memorials be made to Bell Reve, 3027 Royal St. New Orleans, La. 70117. 
 

IRENE TURNER PRINCE 
 

JONESBORO, Ark. -- Irene Turner Prince died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at St. Bernard Hospital in Jonesboro. Burial was in Jonesboro Memorial Park. 
 

The Prince family lived in Meridian from 1956-62. 
 

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Dr. Troy Prince, the former director of missions for the Lauderdale Baptist Association; daughters Berryl Seal and Deborah Baker; and a son, Dr. Michael Prince. 
 

JOHN W. BURRAGE 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at E.E. McDonald Funeral Home for John W. Burrage, 101, of Bailey, who died Sunday, April 14, 2002, in his home. 
 

Obituaries for Wednesday, April 17, 2002 
 

OLA MAE GRAY 

Homemaker 
 

PHILADELPHIA -- Services for Ola Mae Gray will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Malcolm Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Cooks Chapel Cemetery. 
 

Mrs. Gray, 89, of Meridian, died Monday, April 15, 2002, in her home. She was a native of the Vardaman Community of Kemper County and had been a resident of Meridian since 1964. She was a member of Arrowood Baptist Church in Meridian and ministered to fellow residents at College Park Apartments. 
 

Survivors include her daughters, Bobbie Jean Gray Goodin and Merl Forbes, both of Florence, Ernesteen Bradley of Meridian; sons, Fred Gray of Meridian and Willard Gray of Jackson; grandchildren, Jackie Ray Goodin, Brenda Evans, Glen Goodin, Steve Bradley, Brian Bradley, Tami Keeter, Lee Lee Marlow, Tony Forbes, Felicia Forbes and Jeremy Gray, nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Carlton Stovall of DeKalb. 
 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Clint Gray and a son, Charles Ray Gray. 
 

Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

BEVERLY ADAMS LIGHTSEY 

Retired timber business 
 

QUITMAN -- Services for Beverly Adams Lightsey will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Ken Tew officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Hattiesburg at 4 p.m. 
 

Mr. Lightsey, 80, of Quitman, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at the Mississippi State Veteran's Home. He was retired from the timber business and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. 
 

Survivors include a son, Kenneth W. "Buddy" Lightsey of Quitman and Robert E. "Bobby" Lightsey of Petal; two daughters, Beverly Lightsey Seaton of Quitman and Barbara Lightsey Mangrum of Jackson; a brother, Howard Lightsey of Pachuta; three sisters, Charlene Lightsey Jones of McLean, Va., Bertill Lightsey Patterson of Memphis, Tenn., and Velda Lightsey Roberts of Meridian; and six grandchildren. 
 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles I. Lightsey and Alma Parker.; and his wife. 
 

Visitation will be today beginning at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

JOHN W. BURRAGE 

Farmer 
 

DEKALB -- Services for John W. Burrage will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Moscow Baptist Church, with the Rev. Roosevelt Clark officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mr. Burrage, 101, of Bailey, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, in his home. 
 

Survivors include his children, Johnnie M. Jennings and her husband, Louis, and Rufus Burrage, all of Bailey, and Sahah Nelson of DeKalb; 24 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, 83 great-great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 
 

He was preceded in death by his wife and a son. 
 

Visitation will be Thursday 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church. 
 

LILLIAN LARD 
 

Services for Lillian Lard will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church in York, Ala., with the Rev. P.S. Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Church Cemetery in Lauderdale. Clark's Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Ms. Lard, 68, of Lauderdale, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at Riley Hospital 
 

Survivors include her son, Clarence Lard and his wife, Alice, and a daughter, Shirley Jackson, all of Lauderdale; three brothers, Willie Lard, Bill Lard and his wife, Elviria, all of Lauderdale, and Roosevelt Lard of Columbus, Ohio; four sisters, Marie Johnson of Lauderdale, Percia Clayton of Detroit, Matilda Smith and her husband, Robert, of Detroit and Gladys Brown of Bessemer, Ala.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 
 

Visitation will be Friday 4 p.m. -8 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

LAWRENCE ERIC HAGEN 
 

LEAGUE CITY, Texas -- Lawrence Eric Hagen, 49, of Seabrook, formerly of Round Lake Beach, died, Friday, March 22, 2002, in his home. Jack Rowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

He was born Sept. 9, 1952, to Patricia Hagen of Meridian and the late Loren T. Hagen. He graduated from Grayslake High School. 
 

Survivors include his mother, Patricia Hagen of Meridian; two brothers, Glenn "Terry" Hagen and his wife, Peggy, of Grayslake and Clark Hagen and his wife, Debbie, of Beach Park; a sister, Laura Miller and her husband, Norman, of Collinsville; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and his loving companion, Deborah McCann of Seabrook. 
 

Immediate family will gather in Collinsville for final arrangements. Donations may be made to Hospice Care Team, 1706 Amburn Suite C., Texas City, TX 77591 or (800) 545-8738. 
 

CHARLIE LEE HOSLEY 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral home for Charlie Lee Hosley, 57, of Meridian, who died, Monday, April 15, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital. 
 

MAEZELL SCARBROUGH 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home of Newton for Maezell Scarbrough, of Birmingham, Ala., who died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, in Birmingham. 
 

Obituaries for Thursday, April 18, 2002 
 

JAMES OVETT CONN 

Mailroom foreman 
 

LUFKIN, Texas -- Services for James Ovett Conn will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in Eastview United Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Leon Wallace, Nathan Scoggins and O.W. Williams officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mr. Conn, 70, of Lufkin, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, in Lufkin. He was born in Philadelphia, Miss. 
 

Mr. Conn was employed with Quality Fabrication and Construction of Diboll, Texas. He moved to Lufkin in 1974 from Meridian, where he had served as mailroom foreman for The Meridian Star for 20 years. He was a member of Eastview United Pentecostal Church. 
 

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Aylene Conn of Lufkin; a daughter, Sherry Carnley and her husband, Mark, of Diboll; a granddaughter, Stephanie Wagner and her husband, Dax, of Diboll; great-granddaughters, Michaela, Meghan and Madison Wagner of Diboll; brothers Henry Conn of Pearl, Aubrey Conn and Thomas Conn of Carthage and Jimmy Conn of Van Cleave; sisters, Mary Rushing and Macy Rushing, both of Philadelphia, Carolyn Hart, Becky Adams, Barbara Nelson and Jean Tarpley, all of Van Cleave; and several nieces, nephews and relatives. 
 

Pallbearers will be Stephen Dean, Marcus Dean, Tommy Conn, Johnny Perry, Dax Wagner and Claud Dorman. 
 

Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-9.m. at the funeral home. 
 

EUGENE TURNER 

Retired U.S. Government 
 

BUTLER, Ala. -- Services for Eugene Turner will be held today at 2 p.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home with the Revs. Grant McClain and Bob Gosey officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery in Choctaw County. 
 

Mr. Turner, 75, of Butler, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, in his home. He was retired from the U.S. Government working in the V.A. 
 

Service Office. He served in the U.S. Air Force. 
 

Survivors include his wife, Adeline Cook Turner of Butler; a daughter, Neida Turner Williams of Butler; a sister, Margaret Turner Taylor of Silas; a brother, Douglas Turner of Needham; and a grandson, Shawn E. Williams of Butler. 
 

GEORGIA MAE OGBURN 

Missionary 
 

Services for Georgia Mae Ogburn will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Meridian with the Revs. Dr. Raymon Leake and Dr. Beverly Tinnin officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Miss Ogburn, 91, of Meridian, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at Queen City Nursing Home. She was a graduate of Blue Mountain College and Woman's Missionary Training School in Louisville, Ky. 
 

In 1940 she was appointed by the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention as a missionary to Chile, where she served for 36 years. She was the organizer and first director of the Women's Bible Institute in Santiago and then became executive director of the Baptist Women's Missionary Union of Chile. 
 

In April 1976, Miss Ogburn was awarded the Bernardo O'Higgins Award for her work she did with women and youth in Chile. This is the highest award given by the Chilean government to one who is not a citizen of that country. 
 

Survivors include several nieces, nephews and friends. 
 

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Julia Ogburn; two brothers, Alex and Georgia Jr.; and three sisters, Mrs. Ross, Mrs. Roy Thrash and Eleanor Green. 
 

Pallbearers will be Wayne Bagley, Vince Barber, Dr. Harry Causey, Jonathan Hill, Bob Jeffares, Owen Jones, J.T. Northam and Fred Poitevent. 
 

Memorials may be sent to a mission cause of choice or to the WMU Foundation, P.O. Box 11346, Birmingham, AL 35282-8564, designated for WMU work in Chile. 
 

Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

MAEZELL PILGRIM SCARBROUGH 

Homemaker 
 

Services for Maezell Pilgrim Scarbrough will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Herman Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Newton Masonic Cemetery. 
 

Mrs. Scarbrough, 80, of Birmingham, Ala., died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at Baptist Mont Clair Hospital in Birmingham. 
 

Survivors include one son, John A. Scarbrough of Birmingham; a daughter, Joann Smith of Terre Haute, Ind.; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Alma Pickett and Imogene Kelly, both of Newton, and Dorothy Taylor of Gulfport; and several nieces and nephews. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Scarbrough. 
 

Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

EDSEL S. WHITE 

Baker 
 

DEKALB -- Services for Edsel S. White will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eddie Jones officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Church Cemetery. E.E. McDonald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mr. White, 74, of DeKalb, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. 
 

Survivors include his wife, Barbara White of DeKalb; six children, Barbara White and Harold Rumble of Atlanta, Yvette Clemons, Kennith Smalls, Anita Smalls and Sidney Smalls, all of Bronx, N.Y.; a sister, Macelene Rumble of Atlanta; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 
 

He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings. 
 

Visitation will be Friday 6 p.m.- p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church. 
 

MARVIN GORDON JR. 

Waste Management employee 
 

Services for Marvin Gordon Jr. will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home with the Rev. Alvin Clay officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery. 
 

Mr. Gordon, 51, of Meridian, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville. 
 

Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Gordon of East St. Louis, Mo.; two sons, Torrick Pearson of Meridian and Greg Mayberry of East St. Louis; his mother, Angel Gordon of Meridian; three sisters, Annie Marie Pitts of Bassfield, Gloria Harrison of Tampa and Faye Gordon of San Bernardino, Calif.; and three grandchildren. 
 

He was preceded in death by his father. 
 

Visitation will be Friday 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

CHARLIE HOSLEY 

Retired 
 

Services for Charlie Hosley will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Floyd McConnell officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mr. Hosley, 57, of Meridian, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital. He was retired from PSA Airlines. 
 

Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Johnigan of Russell, Mary Amerson of Chicago and Cynthia Johnson of San Diego; three sons, Walter Hosey of Memphis, Tenn., the Rev. David Johnson of Meridian and Kevin Hosley of Ellisville; four sisters, Mary Hosley of Russell, Helen Thames of Houston, Texas, Bessie Gordon of Chatter and Johnnie Ruth Warren of Meridian; a brother, Johnny Hosley of Hattiesburg; and 18 grandchildren. 
 

Visitation will be Friday 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

MILDRED GIBSON 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Mildred Gibson, 91, of Jackson, formerly of Newton, who died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Inglewood Manor Nursing Home. 
 

JOHN E. SIMS 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for John E. Sims, 78, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital. 
 

CLINTON HOLLIDAY 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Clinton Holliday of Meridian, who died in his home. 
 

ARTIS M. STEWART
 

Arrangements were incomplete at E.E. McDonald Funeral Home of DeKalb for Artis M. Stewart, 88, of Meridian, who died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, in Heidelberg. 
 

Obituaries for Saturday, April 20, 2002 
 

JIMMIE EARL ARMSTRONG 
 

LOS ANGELES -- Services for Jimmie Earl Armstrong were held Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Baldwin Hill Recreation Center with the Rev. White presiding. 

Mr. Armstrong, 60, of Los Angeles, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, in Los Angeles. He was born in Meridian. 

He moved to California in 1964 where he worked in several positions. His first love was sports. He was affiliated with the California Baseball Umpires Association, Los Angeles California Basketball Officials Association, Amateur Softball Association, Municipal Sports Officials Association and referee for the Entertainment League. 

He served as past director of Humphrey Park. 

Survivors include his wife, Anne Armstrong; one daughter, Nicole Williams and her husband Kevin of North Hollywood; three sons, Michael Armstrong and his wife Francesca of Hanau, Germany, and David and Christopher Armstrong and their mother, Diana of Sylmar, Calif.; one brother, Kenneth and his wife, Dayle, of San Dimas, Calif.; two sisters, Sandra Means and her husband Al of Germantown, Md., and Kathy Armstrong of Meridian; and many loving nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
 

ALICE IDA TAYLOR EVANS 

Retired textile worker 
 

QUITMAN -- Services for Alice Ida Taylor Evans will be held today at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Mike DePhillips, Dennis Kennedy and Jimmy Sanders officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Wright's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Taylor, 80, of Quitman, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, in Shubuta. 

Survivors include two daughters, Mary K. McGary of Shubuta and Helen M. Green of Quitman; two sisters, Carrie (Tena) Dempsey of Reed, Ky., and Billie McDonald of Shubuta; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. 

The family requests memorials be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, cancer or lung research. 
 

MAXINE CLEARMAN ROE 

Homemaker 
 

Services for Maxine Clearman Roe will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at Stephens Chapel with Elders Lonnie Mozingo and Sammy Odom officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Roe, 79, of Little Rock, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at her home. 

She was a member of Ideal Primitive Baptist Church in Petal, and held life membership in the John Birch Society. 

Survivors include her son, Charles E. Roe and his wife Vickie of Meridian; four grandchildren, John C. Roe, Chris Roe, Tresa Mattar and her husband Todd, Sue White and her husband Derrel; six great-grandchildren, Chelsa Harmon, Kyle Hunter Roe, Jessica Mattar Logan, Dustin and Alexis White; two sisters, Lucille Kilpatrick of Little Rock and Elizabeth Beemon and her husband Harry of Chunky; one brother, Aubrey Clearman of Little Rock; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Roe; one son, Floyd Andrew Roe; and her parents, Floyd and Ina Clearman. 

Pallbearers will be Tim Beemon, John C. Roe, Derrell White, Josh Fitzgerald, Larry and Gary Kilpatrick. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Roe and Ronny Kilpatrick. 
 

MYRTLE PEEBLES 

Homemaker 
 

PHILADELPHIA -- Services for Myrtle Peebles will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Chapel with the Rev. Charles Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia with McClain-Hays Funeral Service in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Peebles, 89, of Philadelphia, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry and Greg Peebles, both of Philadelphia; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be today from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

LEONARD CHARLES NAYLOR 

Truck driver 
 

Services for Leonard Charles Naylor will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. John Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Watkins officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Latimer Metropolitan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

Mr. Naylor, 50, of DeKalb, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Riley Hospital. He was a retired truck driver for Budweiser Co. 

Survivors include his wife Vineta Naylor; step-father, Ozie Hampton of Meridian; two sons, Myron Naylor and his wife Rebecca of Starkville, and Nicholas Rush and his wife Mary of DeKalb; one daughter, Melissa Benamon and her husband Jeffery of Carthage; five sisters, Freddie J. Ellis of Dover, Del., Sarah A. Manson of Cleveland, Ohio, Mary Bannoman of Meridian, Geraldeun Rush of DeKalb, and Jannie F. Rush of DeKalb; four brothers, Glenn Hampton of DeKalb, Johnny W. Gordon of DeKalb; Henry G. Moore of San Dusky, Ohio, and Willie Hull of DeKalb; his grandmother, Mary Naylor of DeKalb; and nine grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Visitation will be today from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

LUCYE MAE DANIELS MARTIN 

Homemaker 
 

BUTLER, Ala. -- Services for Lucye Mae Daniels Martin will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Womack Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Abston officiating. Burial will be in Womack Hill Cemetery with Bumpers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Martin, 102, of Gilbertown, died Friday, April 19, 2002 at Washington County Infirmary. 

Survivors include her daughter, Nellie L. Becker; and two sons, Bill and Grady Martin, all of Womack Hill; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be Sunday from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

MARY LOU RHODES 
 

Services for Mary Lou Rhodes will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Duffee Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Rhodes, 87, of Meridian, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital. 

Final arrangements were incomplete. 

Visitation will be Sunday from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

ARTIE MISSIE STEWART 
 

DEKALB -- Services for Artie Missie Stewart will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Collinsville with the Rev. S.M. Robinson Sr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Stewart, 88, of Meridian, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, in Heidelberg. She was a member of the Carver School foster grandparent program. 

Survivors include a sister, Lucy Jane Young of Meridian; one sister-in-law, Lucy Lewis of Tulsa, Okla.; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her husband and five siblings. 

Visitation will be Sunday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

HANSEL W. KING 

Superintendent 
 

BROOKHAVEN -- Services for Hansel W. King will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Easthaven Baptist Church. Burial will be in Riverwood Cemetery with Brookhaven Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

Mr. King, 62, of Brookhaven, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. He was a superintendent for Brookhaven Parks and Recreation. 

Mr. King was a graduate of Delta State University. He was an active deacon and Sunday School teacher at Easthaven Baptist Church. His strong faith often carried him through adversities and tragedies about which he never complained. 

He worked 36 years as superintendent for Brookhaven Parks and Recreation. As a long-standing community volunteer, he coached peewee football, little league baseball, and served in many civic clubs and organizations. 

He devoted 26 years to ASA softball as district commissioner and 30 years to the Southwest Mississippi Football Officials Association. 

Mr. King's love for and commitment to young people was the basis for his tireless work in helping to establish one of the finest parks and recreation departments in Mississippi as well as Brookhaven's state of the art sports complex. 

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and he shared the bounty through cooking competitions, church gatherings, or just with friends which included just about everyone he encountered. 

Hansel was a wonderful friend, a devoted husband and a loving father. He was an ideal and a model of all that is good and decent and worthwhile. 

Survivors include his wife Mary Lou Jones King of Brookhaven; one daughter, Louann King of Las Vegas; three brothers, Loyd "Red" King of Liberty, Jerry King of Sumrall, and Sam King of Madison; one sister, Ginger Randazzo of Amite County; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Loyd King and a son, Wayne King. 

The family requests memorials be made to Easthaven Baptist Church Building Fund or to the Wayne King Scholarship Fund at Copiah Lincoln Community College in Wesson. 
 

GEORGE D. MERRITT 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for George D. Merritt, of Meridian, who died Friday, April 19, 2002, in Rochester, Minn. 
 

MILDRED MAYFIELD 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at Webb Funeral Home for Mildred Mayfield, 89, of Meridian, who died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare. 
 
 
 

Obituaries for Sunday, April 21, 2002 
 

RUBYE SCOTT MINETTE 

Retired teacher 
 

BUTLER, Ala. -- Graveside services for Rubye Scott Minette will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at New Scott Mountain Cemetery with Bumpers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Minette, of Mobile, died Friday, April 19, 2002, in Mobile. She was a retired teacher with the Choctaw County School System. 
 

Survivors include her daughter Jane Roselind and her husband Robert Reeve of Mobile and a brother, Fagan Scott of New Orleans, La. 
 

The family requests that memorials be made to the Alabama Sheriff's Boys and Girls Ranch or to the United Methodist Children's Home. 
 

ANNE COGHLAN SCOGGIN 

Retired nurse 
 

NEWTON -- Graveside services for Anne Coghlan Scoggin will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church Cemetery with family members officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Scoggin, 87, of Decatur, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at her home. She was a retired L.P.N. nurse at Hilltop Manor and was a native of Lincoln County. 
 

She was a member of Midway Baptist Church, a Daughter of the American Revolution and a member of the Homemakers Club. 
 

Survivors include her two daughters, Sander Fisher and her husband Johnny Mack of Carthage, Ava Clardy and her husband Glen of Pascagoula; three sons, Charles Scoggin and his wife Lee Ann of Newton, Clark Scoggin of Decatur and Robert Scoggin and his wife Sonia of Bay Springs; four sisters, Helland Smith of Magnolia, Willie Nell Davis of Vancleave, Betty Ardis of Kokomo and Ruby Harvey of Osyka; and 12 grandchildren. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Donald Scoggin; a son, James (Jim) Scoggin; her parents, James Clifton and Martha McCullough Coghlan. 
 

The family requests that memorials be made to Midway Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 11582 Highway 15, Newton, MS 39345. 
 

Pallbearers will be John Fisher, Matt Scoggin, Chris Clardy, Trey Clardy and Luke Scoggin. 
 

MARY ELIZABETH CARROLL 

Nurse sitter 
 

DEKALB -- Services for Mary Elizabeth Carroll will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Center Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Wells officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Carroll, 79, of DeKalb, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at her home. 
 

Survivors include her two daughters, Shirley Hendrix and Mary Gilmer, both of DeKalb; two brothers, John T. Ross of DeKalb and Frank Ross of Center, Texas; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband Coy Carroll. 
 

MARGARET LUCILLE CLARK FREDERICKSON 

Homemaker 
 

Graveside services for Margaret Lucille Clark Frederickson will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Forrest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Reed Whitington officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Frederickson, 88, of Meridian, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. 
 

She was a member of Prospect Presbyterian Church. 
 

Survivors include her son Gary E. Frederickson and his wife Shelia of Meridian; a daughter, Fay Wyan and her husband Charles of London, Ky.; a brother, James Melvin Clark of Meridian; a sister-in-law, Libby Clark of Meridian; seven grandchildren, Bonnie Lynn Hastings, James Edwin Hastings, Steve Edwin Frederickson, Paula Dianne Hendrick, Janice Lynn F. Guenthes, Gary Shane Frederickson and Cheri Dawn Moore; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Frederickson; parents James Melvin Clark and Leora Cook; and two sisters, Mary Otis Brown and Elisabeth Mosley. 
 

Visitation will be today between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

Pallbearers will be Dr. Allen Till, Billy McElroy, Billy Brown, Micky Clark, Gary Shane Frederickson, Steve Frederickson, James and Lynn Hastings. 
 

ARTIE MISSIE STEWART 
 

Services for Artie Missie Stewart will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Collinsville with the Rev. S.M. Robinson Sr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Stewart, 88, of Meridian, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, in Heidelberg. She was a member of the Carver School foster grandparent program. 
 

Survivors include her sister, Lucy Jane Young of Meridian; one sister-in-law, Lucy Lewis of Tulsa, Ok.; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband and five siblings. 
 

Visitation will be today between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the E.E. McDonald Community Chapel in Meridian. 
 

MARY LOU RHODES 

Homemaker 
 

Services for Mary Lou Rhodes will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Duffee Baptist Church with the Revs. Terry Goodman and Ken Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Rhodes, 87, of Meridian, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital. 
 

Mrs. Rhodes was a member of Duffee Baptist Church where she taught children's school for 62 years and was the church clerk for 30 years. She served many years as director of W.M.U. and Discipleship director and vacation Bible school director. 
 

She started and directed the Duffee Senior Citizens Club, wrote Duffee news for the Newton Record and the Union Appeal newspapers. She was also the 4-H Club leader for more than 25 years and president of Suqualena School Reunion for more than 15 years. 
 

Survivors include her son, Ken Rhodes and his wife Elaine of Jackson; a daughter, Beverly A. Rhodes of Meridian; two grandchildren, Chris Rhodes and his wife Laurie of Petal and Sheri Engle and her husband Stephen of Purvis; three great grandchildren, Olivia Rhodes, Adam and Jacob Engle; two sisters, Julia Alice Smith and Nannie Mae McCann, both of Meridian; one brother, Robert Earl McCann of Horne Lake. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Purvis Rhodes. 
 

Visitation will be today between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

Pallbearers will be Chris Rhodes, Roger Earl Strange, Barney McCann, Bob McCann, Michael Bowden, Tommy Strange and Grant Goodman. 
 

Honorary pallbearers will be Zack Steel, Cody Steel, Jessie Dean and Ryan Davis. 
 

SAMANTHA THORNTON 

Teacher 
 

PHILADELPHIA -- Services for Samantha Thornton will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at McClain-Hays Chapel with the Rev. David Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Shepard Cemetery in Preston with McClain-Hays Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Thornton, 17, of Carthage, died Friday, April 19, 2002, on Highway 486 in Philadelphia. She was a teacher with the Head Start program. 
 

Survivors include her husband Matthew Thornton of Carthage; mother, Ludy Turnage of Collinsville; father, William Cumberland of Collinsville; a sister, Rachel Williams of Carthage; a brother, William Stevens of Philadelphia; and grandmother, Johnnie Virginia Booker of Collinsville. 
 

Visitation will be today between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the chapel. 
 

NORMAN JAMES CRAIN 

Carpenter 
 

YORK, Ala. -- Services for Norman James Crain will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Cuba Baptist Church with the Rev. Ernie Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Sumter Memorial Gardens with Bumpers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mr. Crain, 83, of Cuba, Ala., died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital. He was a carpenter with the paper mill. 
 

Survivors include his wife, Louise B. Crain of Cuba; a son, Norman W. Crain of Meadville; a daughter, Margaret Beard of Cantonment, Fla.; two sisters, Eloise Doster of Kingsland, Ark., and Jean Jones of Fordyce, Ark.; and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 
 

The family requests that memorials be made to the Cuba Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 65, Cuba, AL 36907. 
 

Visitation will be Monday between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. at the church. 
 

CORA MAE LEACH 

Chicken farmer 
 

UNION -- Services for Cora Mae Leach will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Fanguy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Leach, 82, of Conehatta, died Friday, April 19, 2002, in Ridgeland. 
 

She was a member of the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church and a member of OES Chapter 168. Mrs. Leach spent her life helping others. 
 

Survivors include her two daughters, Janice Houf of Mendenhall and Sue Collins of Starkville; four sisters, Verneida Simmons, Edna Earle Beeland and Jean Hedrick, all of Newton, and Marlene Waltman of Lake; five grandchildren, Susan Westbrook of Sturgis, Renee O'Bannon of Arkansas, Pam Thrash of Madison, Carla Lurk of Waynesboro and Billy Joe Leach of Conehatta; 11 great grandchildren; and eight step-grandchildren, Raymond Houf of Brandon, Robert Houf of Madison, Cindy Skipworth of Terry, Phillip Collins of Starkville, Nancy Wolf of Brandon, Linda Collins of Louisiana, Susan Pollard of Alabama, Bobby Collins; and a number of step great-grandchildren. 
 

Visitation will be today between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the funeral home and 30 minutes prior to the services at the church. 
 

Pallbearers will be Mike Waltman, Bill Waltman, Steve Hedrick, Sonny Beeland, Robert Munn and Shane Breland. 
 

ALMA "GERTRUDE" WHITE SMITH 

Department store associate 
 

UNION -- Services for Alma "Gertrude" White Smith will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. at Little Rock Baptist Church with the Revs. Danny Chaney and Roger Laird officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Smith, 86, of Little Rock, died Saturday, April 20, in Union. 
 

Survivors include her brother Ronnie White of Philadelphia; three sisters, Eunice McCorkle of Union, Mary Terry of Meridian, and Ruth Rowzee of Jackson; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband Delmer E. "Doc" Smith and her parents, Melvin E. and Martha Howlman White. 
 

Visitation will be today between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home; and 30 minutes prior to services in the church. 
 

JORDAN BONNER 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Jordan Bonner of Meridian who died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. 
 

BILL RUSH 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home for Bill Rush, 84, of Preston, who died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Kemper County Nursing Home in DeKalb. 
 

Obituaries for Monday, April 22, 2002 
 

MILDRED GLADDIS MAYFIELD 

Retired Day Care Service 
 

Graveside services for Mildred Gladdis Mayfield were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Russell officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Mayfield, 89, of Meridian, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Beverly Health Care Center. She was a member of Pine Grove Church of God. 
 

Survivors include, a son, Wayne Mayfield and his wife Barbara; two granddaughters, Misty Cherepanya and Dee Mayfield, all of Bailey; two great-grandchildren, Brandon Cherepanya and Karlee Cherepanya; a sister, Blanche Crenshaw of Hiawassee, Ga. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Allen Mayfield. 
 

MARGARET LUCILLE CLARK FREDERICKSON 

Homemaker 
 

Graveside services for Margaret Lucille Clark Frederickson were to be held today at 10 a.m. at Forrest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Reed Whitington officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Frederickson, 88, of Meridian, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Prospect Presbyterian Church. 
 

Survivors include a son, Gary E. Frederickson and his wife, Shelia, of Meridian; a daughter, Fay Wyan of London, Ky. and her husband, Charles; a brother, James Henry Clark of Meridian; a sister-in-law, Libby Clark of Meridian; grandchildren, Bonnie Lynn Hastings, James Edwin Hastings, Steve Edwin Frederickson, Paul Dianne Hendrick, Janice Lynn F. Guenthes, Gary Shane Frederickson, Cheri Dawn Moore; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Frederickson; parents James Melvin Clark and Leona Cook; and two sisters, Mary Otis Brown and Elizabeth Mosley. 
 

Pallbearers were Dr. Allen Till, Billy McElroy, Billy Brown, Micky Clark, Gary Shane Frederickson, Steve Frederickson, James and Lynn Hastings. 
 

ALMA WHITE SMITH 

Department Store associate 
 

UNION -- Services for Alma "Gertrude" White Smith will be held today, at 3:30 p.m. at Little Rock Baptist Church with the Revs. Danny Chaney and Roger Laird officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Smith, 86, of Little Rock, died Saturday, April 20, 2002, in Union. 
 

Survivors include, a brother, Ronnie White of Philadelphia; sisters, Eunice McCorkle of Union, Mary Terry of Meridian, and Ruth Rowzee of Jackson; numerous nieces and nephews. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmer E. "Doc" Smith; parents, Melvin E. and Martha Hallman White. 
 

Pallbearers will be Kenneth White, Andy White, David White, Billy Nicholson, Billy Eshee and Doyle White. 
 

Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. 
 
 
 

 

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