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Obituaries 29

 
JERRY GAINES 

self-employed 
 

Services for Jerry Gaines will be held today at 11 a.m. at Liberty Temple of Deliverance Church with the Rev. C.L. Walk officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Toomsuba with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in Charge of arrangements. 
 

Mr. Gaines, 36, of Jackson, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, in Morton. He was a self-employed beautician. 
 

Survivors include his parents Willie E. and Christine Gaines of Meridian; four brothers, Cleo Gaines and his wife Tammy and Ralph Gaines, all of Meridian, Jerome Gaines and his wife Lisa and Willie Gaines Jr. and his wife Renee, all of Birmingham; several nieces, nephews and a paternal grandfather. 
 

MARY RAINER PRIESTER 
 

Graveside services for Mary Rainer Priester will be held today at 1 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Danny Chisolm officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Priester, 88, of Jackson and Meridian, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Bell Haven Nursing Home. 
 

Survivors include two sons, William C. Priester of Mobile, Ala., and Alan C. Priester of Jackson; a daughter, Rosemary Priester Bomar of Brentwood, Tenn.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Sue Wright of Meridian. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband James C. Priester. 
 

Visitation will be today one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. 
 

EDITH MINEGA MCLEOD 

Homemaker 
 

Graveside services for Edith Minega McLeod will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Wood Cemetery in Birmingham, Ala., with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. McLeod, 91, of Meridian, died Friday, May 10, 2002, at King's Daughters Nursing Home. She was a Baptist. 
 

Survivors include her two sisters, Judy Housman of DeKalb and Wista Parsons of Hot Springs, Ark.; a niece, Judy Lacy and her husband David of Quitman; three great-nieces, Angela Harris of Mandaville, La., Suzanne Young of Pulaski, and Laurie Hunt of Jackson; three great-great-nieces and one great-great-nephew. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband Alex McLeod. 
 

Visitation will be today from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

WILMA BROWN 
 

Services for Wilma "Kitty" Brown will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with burial in Woodlawn Garden of Memories. Woodlawn Funeral Home of Houston, Texas, is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Brown, 69, of Houston, Texas, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, in Houston. 
 

Survivors include her three daughters, Kathleen Moore and her husband Martin, Julie Garcia and her husband Roy and Debra Rash and her husband George; two sons, Roy Cato and his wife, Frankie, and Joseph Brown; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
 

Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

CHARLES H. BIRDSONG 

Retired 
 

Graveside services for Charles H. Birdsong will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mr. Birdsong, 84, of Meridian, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital. 
 

He was a retired U.S. Navy commander and retired Federal Aviation Administration inspector. 
 

The family requests memorials be made to Hope Village for Children, Love's Kitchen or the organization of choice. 
 

DOROTHY M. DAVIDSON 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home for Dorothy M. Davidson, of Suqualena, who died Friday, May 10, 2002, at her residence. 
 

Obituaries for Sunday, May 12, 2002 
 

DR. JACK D. HOLLINGSWORTH 

Retired teacher 
 

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Graveside services for Dr. Jack D. Hollingsworth were held Saturday, May 4, at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
 

Dr. Hollingsworth, 75, of Tuscaloosa, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, in Tuscaloosa. 
 

He was a 1945 graduate of Hickory High School and received his bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Alabama. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Georgia and taught school in Georgia and Alabama. 
 

Dr. Hollingsworth was a strong supporter of Special Olympics and served as state director of Special Olympics in Georgia in 1972. Moving back to Alabama, he served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of Alabama Special Olympics. 
 

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Tuscaloosa where he served as a deacon and an elder. He was also a member of Gideon International. 
 

Dr. Hollingsworth was a retired U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was also retired from the Partlow State School of Alabama. 
 

Survivors include his wife Dorothy (Dot) Dutton Hollingsworth, to whom he was married 42 years; a son, Jack Darel Hollingsworth Jr. and his wife Barbara; two granddaughters, Keri Owen and Andrea Cartree and her husband Michael; three great-grandchildren, all of Hiram, Georgia; a sister, Elsie Brandon and her husband Vernon of Meridian; a sister-in-law, Dora Hollingsworth of Leland; and several nieces and nephews. 
 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Melissa Hollingsworth; and two brothers, Everett Hollingsworth and Dwight Lancaster. 
 

ZELL JORDAN 

Housewife 
 

UNION -- Services for Zell Jordan were held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Marcus Finch officiating. Burial was in Union City Cemetery. 
 

Mrs. Jordan, 91, of Union, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Magnolia Regional Personal Care in Union. 
 

Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Read and her husband James of Ellisville; two sisters, Naomi Webber of Cleveland, and Betty Jo Clifton of Grenada; a brother, Jack Williams of Nashville, Tenn.; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Martin Jordan. 
 

ROSCOE HARBOUR 

Retired fireman 
 

DEKALB -- Graveside services for Roscoe "Sonny" Harbour will be held today at 3 p.m. at Pinecrest Cemetery with the Revs. Sam Hull and Lannis May officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mr. Harbour, 66, of DeKalb, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at his residence. 
 

He was a retired fireman with the Civil Service, a member of DeKalb United Methodist Church and a Shriner. 
 

Survivors include his son Chris Harbour and his wife Tracy of DeKalb; a daughter, Debra Harbour Mattox of DeKalb; a brother, Elbert Lamar Harbour of Hazelhurst; and seven grandchildren, Donice and Kevin Fletcher, Hailey and Hanna Tess Harbour, Sara, T.J. and Michael Mattox. 
 

He was preceded in death by his wife Rachel Robinson Harbour. 
 

Pallbearers will be Robert Hudspeth, John Lee Harbour, Frederick Dale Harbour, Joe Rush, Frankie McRae and Jim Vandevender. 
 

Visitation will be today from 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

DOROTHY M. DAVIDSON 

Retired nurse 
 

Services for Dorothy M. Davidson will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jason Gross officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery. 
 

Mrs. Davidson, 78, of Suqualena, died Friday, May 10, 2002, at her residence. 
 

She was a retired nurse of East Mississippi State Hospital where she served for 26 years. She was also a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church. 
 

Survivors include her daughter Carole Ann Brewster of Meridian; a son, Larry Davidson and his wife Wanda of Suqualena; five grandchildren, Louis DeWayne Jones and his wife Jennie of Park Forest, Ill., Angela Chris Davidson and James Dwight Jones, both of Meridian, Shelby Lea Brown and her husband Bruce of Meehan, and Jennifer Fleming and her husband Chip of Scooba; two great-grandchildren, Chelsey Leigh Dew of Meehan and Haley Ann Jones of Park Forest; three sisters, Francis Edwards of Conehatta, Marion Thornton of Decatur and Edith Neal of Union; and one brother, Roger Graham of Newman, Ga. 
 

Visitation will be today from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

ERNEST J. DEARMAN 

Retired carpenter 
 

Graveside services for Ernest J. Dearman will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Hugh Poole officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mr. Dearman, 67, of Meridian, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. 
 

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a wonderful dad, husband and grandfather. 
 

Survivors include his wife Bettye Dearman of Meridian; a daughter, Tammye Dearing and her husband Jerry of Duncanville, Ala.; three grandchildren, Phillip, Jared and Brianna Dearing; four sisters, Delores King of Meridian, Joanne Davis of Cullman, Ala., Jeanette Watkins and Sandra Dearman, both of Pasadena, Texas. 
 

The family requests that memorials be made to the American Heart Association. 
 

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

FRED MOORE 

Retired mechanic 
 

MACON -- Services for Fred Moore will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Cockrell Funeral Home Chapel with Bros. Bobby Joe Butler and Gerald Butler officiating. Burial will be in Moore Cemetery. 
 

Mr. Moore, 76, of Macon, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. 
 

Survivors include his wife Katherine Moore of Macon; two sons, Freddie Moore of Tupelo and Gene Moore of Macon; three grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Ann Rosser of Goshen, Ind., and Mary Lois Combs of West Point; three brothers, William J. Moore, Eugene "Bubba" Moore and Morris "Buddy" Moore, all of Macon. 
 

He was preceded in death by his parents, B.R. and Cora Sloan Moore. 
 

The family requests that memorials be made to Palmer Home for Children. 
 

Visitation will be today from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

RAYMOND E. THOMPSON 

Retired manager 
 

Services for Raymond E. "Bubba" Thompson will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Ralph Nenson and Kevin Griffin officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park. 
 

Mr. Thompson, 69, of Meridian, died Friday, May 10, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. 
 

He was a retired meat market manager for A and P Grocery, a Southern Baptist and a member of the Moose Lodge. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved all who loved him. 
 

Survivors include his wife Aurella Thompson of Meridian; three sons, Randy Thompson and his wife Kim of Enondale, Ronnie Thompson and his wife Debbie of Pearl, and Doug Thompson and his wife Anna of Meridian; five grandchildren, Natalie, Chad, Alex, Randy Boyd and Allyson Thompson; several nieces and nephews. 
 

He was preceded in death by his mother Cannie Purvis; and a brother, James "Cooter" Thompson. 
 

Pallbearers will be Buddy Rainer, Billy Kinard, Jimmy Sullivan, Freddie Monsour, Raymond Moore, Ralph Arrington, Gerald Wayne Thompson, Poochie Piggott and Huett Stoddard. 
 

Honorary pallbearers will be James Skipper, Snoot Monsour, Chick Gossett, Harold Powell, Tommy Monsour, Larry Neal, Walter "Horse" Hurst Sr., Gray Johnson, John Dick and W.L. Miller. 
 

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

DELLA LOFTON 

Homemaker 
 

Services for Della Lofton will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Little Hope Baptist Church in Toomsuba with Bro. Lamar Smith officiating. Burial will be in Little Hope Cemetery with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Lofton, 67, of Toomsuba, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital. 
 

Survivors include her husband Primus Lofton of Toomsuba; a daughter, Minnie Lofton of Detroit; three sons, Calvin Lofton of Detroit, James and Mack Lofton, both of Toomsuba; two sisters, Louise Ratcliffe of Ackron, Ohio, and Earline Lofton of Toomsuba; five brothers, Tommie Jean White of Buffalo, N.Y., Robert James White of Trenton, N.J., Alfred White of Kenton, Ark., Alfonso White of Ackron, Ohio, and Hersey Eugene White of Detroit; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
 

Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

ANNIE SHAW 
 

Services for Annie Shaw will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Barham Chapel. Burial will be in Oak Grove-Bonita Community Cemetery with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Shaw, 84, of Meridian, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Guardian Angel Hospice. 
 

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

CHARLES H. BIRDSONG 

Retired 
 

Graveside services for Charles H. Birdsong will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. David McCubbin officiating. Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mr. Birdsong, 84, of Meridian, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital. 
 

He was a retired U.S. Navy commander who served three tours of duty as a naval pilot in the South Pacific during World War II. He was awarded the WWII Victory Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, American Defense Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. 
 

He was also a retired Federal Aviation Administration inspector. 
 

Survivors include his wife Doris L. Birdsong of Meridian; a son, Charles Birdsong III and his wife Joan of Fayetteville, Ga.; a daughter, Jeanne Gunnell and her husband Jim of Reno, Nev.; two grandchildren, Eric and Trevor Birdsong, both of Fayetteville; four step-children, Dena Haugh and her husband Skip of Dowelltown, Tenn., Dale Sartin, Christy Ebert and Richard Colston, all of Houston, Texas. 
 

The family requests that memorials be made to Hope Village for Children, Love's Kitchen or the organization of choice. 
 

Pallbearers will be H.G. Weddington, G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery, George Rea, Mark Porter, Fletcher Rosenbaum, David Rosenbaum, Eric Birdsong and Trevor Birdsong. 
 

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

BILLIE WAYNE LEWIS 
 

QUITMAN -- Services for Billie Wayne Lewis will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. James Irby and Roger Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Corinth Assembly of God Church Cemetery. 
 

Mr. Lewis, 58, of Quitman, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital in Jackson. 
 

Survivors include his wife Barbara Lewis of Quitman; his mother, Vera Inez Lewis of Quitman; a son, Billie Wayne Lewis Jr.; a daughter, Belinda Lewis Ramage of Greenwood; four brothers, David Lewis of Quitman, Carroll Lewis of Meridian, Roger Lewis of Quitman, and Danny Lewis of Meridian; three sisters, Diane Mayfield of Tulsa, Okla., Donna Schrimpshire of Quitman, and Renee Lewis of Quitman; and four grandchildren. 
 

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

JOHN KENNETH BOYD 

Contractor 
 

NEWTON -- Services for John Kenneth Boyd will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Charles Bonner and John West officiating. Burial will be in Newton County Memorial Gardens. 
 

Mr. Boyd, 71, of Newton, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. 
 

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Johnson Boyd of Newton; two daughters, Brenda Embrey and Teresa Lynn Gay, both of Newton; a son, William Earl Boyd of Newton; six grandchildren, Jessica and Jason Boyd, both of Newton, Thomas and Johnny James, Brenda Russell and Daniel Gay; and one brother, Richard L. Boyd of Newton. 
 

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Lillian Orouke Boyd. 
 

Pallbearers will be Joey Kundl, Joey Caperillo, Wilder Burks, Tommy Burks, Randy Wall, Jake Wall, Johnny Johnson and Sam Bounds. 
 

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

ROBERT HALE HAYNIE 

Forester 
 

YORK, Ala. -- Graveside services for Robert Hale "Bob" Haynie will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at York Cemetery with Bumpers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mr. Haynie, 67, of Albertville, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at his residence. 
 

Survivors include his wife, Helen Appleton Haynie, of Albertville; two sons, Tom and Shelton Haynie, both of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Bill Haynie of Montrose, and Warren Haynie of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Virginia Williams of Demopolis; and three grandchildren. 
 

The family requests that memorials be made to the York Cemetery Fund. 
 

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

MARVALEAN SIMIEN 

Homemaker 
 

Services for Marvalean Simien will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at East Galilee Baptist Church in Rose Hill. Burial will be in East Galilee Cemetery with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Simien, 69, of Quitman, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at The Specialty Hospital of Meridian. 
 

Survivors include her nine daughters, Betty Bester of Stonewall, Brenda Bester and Linda Thomas, both of Quitman, Mary Ella Bester of Meridian, Katie King of Quitman, Daisy Thomas and Rosie Chapman, both of Enterprise, Vider Pope of Quitman, and Mary Burns of Enterprise; three step-daughters, Betty Sue Williams of Quitman, Berdia Bester of Denver, and Dale Sanders of Enterprise; three sons, Steve, Henry and Dennis Bester, all of Stonewall; her mother, Mary Duke Sanders of Enterprise; six sisters, Carolyn Gates, Mary Bowie and Katie Mae Scott, all of Enterprise, Ernestine Chapman of Paulding, Nora Lee Marshall of Shiloh, and Rosie Lee Edwards of Ohio; seven brothers, Henry Sanders of Shiloh, Tom Sanders of Enterprise, Marvin Sanders of Somerset, N.J., H.B. and John Sanders, both of New Brunswick, N.J., Marshall Sanders of Columbus, Ohio, and Arzell Davis of Quitman; 28 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. 
 

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

TIMOTHY E. BARNES 
 

WEST HAVEN, Conn. -- Services for Timothy E. Barnes will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
 

Mr. Barnes, 59, of West Haven, Conn., died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at his home. 
 

He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and attended Meridian Public Schools and Alcorn State University. 
 

Survivors include his wife Minnie Barnes; four daughters, Kimberly Lark and her husband Jack of Macomb, Mich., Rosalind Barnes of Meridian, Velma Woodard and her husband Robert of Columbus, Miss., and Aishia Barnes of Jackson, Miss.; two sons, Tarik and Taborik Barnes, both of West Haven; eight grandchildren; special friends, Barbara Barnes, Robert Barnett and Theodore Price. 
 

He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Needham and Mable Madge Barnes. 
 

Obituaries for May 13, 2002 
 

RAYMOND E. THOMPSON 
 

Retired 
 

Services for Raymond E. "Bubba" Thompson will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Ralph Henson and Kevin Griffin officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. 
 

Mr. Thompson, 69, of Meridian died Friday, May10, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a retired meat market manager at A&P. He was a southern Baptist and a member of the Moose Lodge, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved all who loved him. 
 

Survivors include his wife, Auzella Thompson of Meridian; his sons, Randy Thompson and his wife, Kim, of Enondale; Ronnie Thompson and his wife, Debbie, of Pearl, Doug Thompson and his wife, Anna, of Meridian; five grandchildren, Natalie Thompson, Chad Thompson, Alex Thompson, Randy Boyd Thompson and Allyson Thompson; several nieces and nephews. 
 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Cannie Purvis and a brother, James "Cooter" Thompson. 
 

Pallbearers will be Buddy Rainer, Billy Kinard, Jimmy Sullivan, Freddie Monsour, Raymond Moore, Ralph Arrington, Gerald Wayne Thompson and Huett Stoddard. Honorary pallbearers are James Skipper, Snoot Monsour, Chick Gossett, Harold Powell, Tommy Monsour, Larry Neal, Walter "Horse" Hurst Sr., Gray Johnson, John Dick and W.L.Miller. 
 
 
 

ANNIE SHAW 
 

Retired 
 

Services for Annie Shaw will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Douglas Stone and Ed Holloman officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove-Bonita Community Cemetery. 
 

Mrs. Shaw, 84, of Meridian, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Guardian Angel Hospice. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Meridian. 
 

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara S. Branning and her husband, Clois; a son, George Bernard Shaw and his wife, Shirley; a brother, John H. Holloman, all of Meridian; Grandchildren, Lamar Branning and his wife, Pam, Allan Branning and his wife, Amy, Chris Branning and his wife Tyonia, all of Meridian, Eddie Shaw and his wife, Jennifer, of Memphis, Tenn., the Rev. Craig Shaw and his wife, Tina, of Miami; great-grandchildren, Kelly Branning, Jacob Branning, Will Branning, Brookley Branning, Bryce Branning, Stephen Shaw, Hannah Shaw, Tyler Shaw, Keeton Branning and Kolby Branning. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Douglas Shaw. 
 

Pallbearers will be Lamar Branning, Allan Branning, Chris Branning, Eddie Shaw, Craig Shaw, and Jimmy Hoffer. 
 
 
 

JULIA P. GRAHAM 
 

Retired 
 

FOREST -- Services for Julia P. Graham will be Tuesday, at 2 p.m. at Ephesus Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Ott and Lee Funeral Home of Forest is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Graham, 81, of Forest, died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at Lackey Memorial Hospital in Forest. She was a retired assembly line worker. 
 

Survivors include her daughters, Arlene Doggett of Big Springs, Texas, Jimmie Nell Chesney of Little Rock and Bernice Bradford of Forest; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband, A.B."Ben" Graham. 
 

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. 
 
 
 

May 15, 2002 
 

SARAH A. REEVES 
 

Homemaker 
 

NEWTON -- Services for Sarah A. Reeves were to be held today at 11 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Mike Smith and Gus Merritt officiating. Burial will be in Newton County Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 
 

Mrs. Reeves, 65, of Decatur, died Monday, May 13, 2002, at Leake Memorial Hospital in Carthage. She was a member of Clarke-Venable Baptist Church. 
 

Survivors include her husband Robert E. "Bobby" Reeves; daughters, Bonnie Nichols, both of Decatur, Shirley Johnson of Kilmichael, sons, Tony Reeves of Athens, Ala., Johnny Reeves of Decatur; seven grandchildren, Todd Reeves, Sara Johnson, Joey Johnson, Taylor Nichols, Dylan Nichols, Kellye Reeves and Justin Reeves; two great-grandchildren, Abby Reeves and Peyton Reeves; a sister, Melba Mason of Rockville, Md., and a brother, George Thornton of Grenada. 
 

Memorials may be made to Gideons, Clarke-Venable Baptist Church building fund. 
 

Pallbearers were Todd Reeves, Taylor Nichols, Joey Johnson, James Reeves, Homer Burton and Scotty Russell. 
 

KAREN GWEN CATRETT 
 

Retired school teacher 
 

BUTLER, Ala. -- Services for Karen Gwen Catrett will be held Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Franklin McLelland and Russell Wray officiating. Burial will be in Butler City Cemetery. 
 

Mrs. Catrett, 47, of Butler, died Monday, May 13, 2002, at Guardian Angel Hospice. She was a retired school teacher for the Choctaw County Board of Education. 
 

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Catrett; her daughter, Kiley Catrett; her parents Russell L. and Bette C. Wray; brothers Michael Wray, all of Butler, and David Wray of Tuscaloosa. 
 

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

MARGARET LEE 
 

Homemaker 
 

DEKALB -- Services for Margaret Lee will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Scooba Baptist Church, with the Rev. Leon Ballard officiating. Burial will be in Mashulaville Baptist Church Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Lee, 74, of Scooba, died Monday, May 13, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Scooba Baptist Church. 
 

Survivors include her husband, Cullen Lee of Scooba; a son, Cullen Edward Lee and his wife, Ann, of Albuquerque, N.M.; a sister, Annie Laura Kyser, of Pensacola, Fla.; brothers, Melvin Gulsby, of Edison, N.J., John Gulsby, of Huntington Beach, Calif., James Gulsby of Sarasota, Fla., Robert L. Gulsby, of Elrod, Ala., and Raymond Gulsby of Ft. Payne, Ala.; four grandchildren, Michael, Angelia, Charles and Steven Lee of Albuquerque, N.M. 
 

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Cecil Gulsby and Truman Gulsby. 
 

Pallbearers will be John Harpole, Johnny Harpole, Charles Irby, David Puckett, Ben Dudley and Jim Irby. 
 

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

IVA SUE MASSEY 
 

Retired 
 

Services for Iva Sue Massey will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert Higginbotham officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Massey, 81, of Meridian, died Monday, May 13, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was retired from May Webb Hosery Mill and a member of Corinth Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother,and a friend to all and she was a child of God. 
 

Survivors include her sons, Eddie Massey and his wife, Charlotte, George Massey; a brother, Jack George, all of Meridian; a sister, Mildred Whittfield of Bradenton, Fla.; five grandchildren, John Massey and his wife, Stacy, Jason Massey and his wife, Angela, Troy Massey and his wife, Farrah, and Tiffany Gordon and her husband, Scott, all of Meridian, and Scott Breland of Denver, Colo.; five great-grandchildren, Britanny Massey, Brooke Massey, Bennett Massey, Dalton Massey and Jacob Gordon, all of Meridian; several nieces and nephews. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Massey. 
 

Pallbearers will be her grandsons. 
 

Memorials may be made to Corinth Baptist Church building fund. 
 

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

CARL COLLINS RODGERS 
 

Retired 
 

BUTLER, Ala. -- Services for Carl Collins Rodgers will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Billy Burge and Russel Wray officiating. Burial will be in Rock Springs Cemetery. 
 

Mr. Rodgers, 79, of Butler, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was retired from Transcontinental Gas Line. He served in the U.S. Navy. 
 

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Rodgers of Butler; a daughter, Tara Eldridge, of Birmingham, Ala.; sisters, Ruth Ames of Palm Springs, Calif., Kay Belyeu of Sarasota, Fla., Ann Graham of Rock Springs, Ala.,and Mary Evelyn Manley of Butler; a brother, William M. Rodgers of Rock Springs, Ala.; and two grandchildren. 
 

Visitation will be Thursday from 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. 
 

SARA CASTLE CULPEPPER STEEL 
 

Business owner 
 

PHILADELPHIA -- Graveside services for Sara Castle Culpepper Steel will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Cedarlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Dan Howard officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Steele, 90, of Philadelphia, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. 
 

Born in Meridian, Mrs. Steel spent her early life in Meridian surrounded by a large family. She was named after a respected Meridian physician Sara Castle who delivered her. Her father had been a Meridian businessman when the Great Depression hit America hard in the 1920's. Sara and her siblings left school to work and help support the family and erase the debt her father owed. As with most families during this time, much was lost, but a strong moral character and resilience was formed from these difficult times. 
 

She married John Samuel "Sam" Steel Jr. in 1936 and together they moved to Philadelphia in 1944. For many years, they owned and operated Philadelphia Equipment Company, specializing in the sales and service of farm equipment and automobiles. Mrs. Steel worked in the office of the family business during this time. 
 

She is a longtime member of the First Baptist Church, she was a Sunday School teacher of 12 year olds. She was involved in the Philadelphia Band Boosters Parents Organization, the Adam Byrd Literary Society, the C.C. Club, and a member of the Philadelphia Country Club. She was dedicated to various activities of her children, and served in volunteer and chaperone capacities. Her other interests included playing bridge, reading, and playing the piano and organ. 
 

After the death of her husband in 1963, she opened and operated an antique and oriental import gift shop in Philadelphia, continuing her interest in decorative arts. She had rental apartments in her home and made longstanding friends with young people who shared her residence. 
 

She was known to everyone as "Miss Sara." Her best friend, Jane Wilbur Cole describes her as "always being cheerful and an inspiration to us all and everyone in Philadelphia loved her." 
 

Survivors include her son, John Samuel "Sonny" Steel III and his wife, Sylvia, of Jackson; a daughter, Sabyna Jane Steel Sterrett and her husband, Dr. Hatch Sterrett, of McLean, Va.; five granddaughters, Sandy Steel Temple and her husband, Mac, Sara Jane Steel, Sharon Steel Davis and her husband, Mike, Susan Steel Waters and her husband, Joel, all of Jackson; Stacy Steel Swedenburg and her husband, Shaun, of Duluth, Ga.; ten great-grandchildren, Kelly, Michelle and Caroline Temple, Heather and Eric Davis, Sam, Swayze and Shelby Waters; Steel and Sydney Swedenburg; a loyal friend and caretaker of 47 years, Mattie McAfee. 
 

Pallbearers will be Don Perry, Jimmy Prince, David Mars, Everett Cole, Jimmy Rea, Charles Mars, Joe Goodwin, Hugh Thomasson, and Dick Molpus. 
 

Memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries, 450 Towne Center Blvd., Ridgeland, Ms.,39157 or First Baptist Church, 414 Pecan Ave., Philadelphia, Ms. 39350. 
 

Visitation will be Thursday from 1p.m.- 3 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

DR. SHELBY HARRIS 
 

Retired 
 

UNION -- Memorial services for Dr. Shelby Harris will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Billie R. Gibbs and Len Wedgeworth officiating. 
 

Dr. Harris, 64, of Decatur, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was the retired director of Mathematics at East Central Community College. 
 

Survivors include his mother, Nattie Harris of Union; sisters, Helen Gibbs and her husband, the Rev. Billy R. Gibbs, of Union; and Sandra Wedgworth and her husband, the Rev. Len Wedgeworth of House; and several nieces and nephews. 
 

Visitation will be Thursday from 5 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. 
 

MAXINE E. PHILLIPS 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home in Newton for Maxine E. Phillips, 74, who died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. 
 

GEORGE SCOTT 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home for George Scott, 72, of Meridian, who died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital. 
 

May 16, 2002 
 

MAXINE E. PHILLIPS 
 

NEWTON -- Services for Maxine E. Phillips will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church with burial to be in Newton County Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Phillips, 74, of Newton, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. 

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

SADIE MAE TURNER 

Homemaker 
 

BUTLER,Ala. -- Services for Sadie Mae Turner will be held at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. James Irby, Lamar Turner and Doug Chapman officiating. Burial will be at Brightwater Cemetery. 

Mrs. Turner,85, of Butler, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at Willow Trace Nursing Center in Butler. 

Survivors include her sons, Floyd L. Turner and his wife, Mildred, of Needham, Paul Turner and his wife, Marilyn, of Butler; a sister, Mary Allen Beech of Chatom; a brother, J.T. Irby of Butler; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. 
 

CHARLIE COLLINS 

Construction worker 
 

Graveside services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Pentecostal Church of God Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Russell, with Elder Keith Tisdale officiating. E.E. McDonald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Mr. Collins,52, of Detroit, Mich., died Saturday, May 11, 2002, in his home. 

Survivors include his father, James Earnest Collins of Russell, his mother, Bell Genia Collins of Meridian; a daughter, Shalanda Grazes and her husband, Harry, of Covington, Ga.; a brother, James H. Collins of San Pablo, Calif.; his sisters, Betty Collins and Annette Baldwin and her husband, Charles, both of Meridian; three grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents. 

Visitation will be today from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel in Meridian. 
 

JEWEL MAE PRICE 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home in Union for Jewel Mae Price, 80, of Little Rock, who died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, in her home. 
 

Obituaries for Friday, May 17, 2002 
 

MAXINE E. PHILLIPS 

Homemaker 
 

NEWTON -- Services for Maxine E. Phillips will be held today at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church with the Revs. Dr. Leroy Brewer, David Rives, Kent Phillips and Dr. Frank Harmon. Burial will be in Newton County Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Phillips,74, of Newton, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a devoted wife and mother, a member of First Baptist Church in Newton, where she served as secretary/treasurer of the Fidelis Sunday School Class, and was a member of the choir. She sang with the church Gospel Choir and loved outdoor activities such as fishing and flower gardening. She was a peace-maker, beloved wife, mother and grandmother and was affectionately known as "Nana." 
 

Survivors include her husband, Malcolm C. Phillips; a daughter, Patsy York, both of Newton; sons, the Rev. Kent Phillips and his wife, Brenda, of Orlando, Fla., Larry Phillips and his wife, Valerie, of Franklin, Tenn.; grandchildren, Aaron Phillips, Danielle Shellenberg and her husband, Justin, Ben Phillips, Kate York, Curtis Phillips and Michael Phillips; brothers, Clemon Easom of Lake, Omar Easom, of Carrolton, Ky., and Roger Easom of Memphis, Tenn.; her aunt, Grace Gilmer of Wrangle, Alaska. 
 

She was preceded in death by her parents, T.C. and Carrie Shealy Easom; and a brother, Huey Easom. 
 

Memorials may be made to the Gideons. 
 

Pallbearers will be, Aaron Phillips, Ben Phillips, Curtis Phillips, Michael Phillips, Justin Shellenberg, Wilbert Easom, Sam Wamble and Billy Fletcher; honorary pallbearers will be, Bill Hand, Albert Carr, Bill Burkett, Lee Thompson, Tom Edwards, Danny Lindsey and members of the Fidelis Sunday School Class. 
 

ANNIE L. ROBINSON 

Homemaker 
 

Services for Annie L. Robinson will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Center Grove Baptist Church, with the Revs. Ervin Mooney and Weston Burnside Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Robinson, 94, of Causeyville, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at East Mississippi State Hospital. 
 

Survivors include her daughter, Willie M. Pogue of Meridian; five sons, Bobby Robinson, of Little Rock, William Robinson of Louisville, James Robinson, Billy Robinson and Jimmy Robinson, all of Meridian; and 20 grandchildren. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer M. Robinson, her parents, Will R. Roberts and Nellie Robinson Roberts. 
 

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

ANNIE B. LEWIS MILNER 

Homemaker 
 

PHILADELPHIA -- Services for Annie B. Lewis Milner will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at John E. Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Vernell Daniels and Tommy Jones officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery. 
 

Mrs. Milner, 82, of Preston, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. 
 

Survivors include her daughter, Martha Hailey and her husband, W. B. "Bootsie" Hailey of Preston; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
 

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

STELLA LOE ATKINS 
 

COLUMBUS -- Graveside services for Stella Loe Atkins will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Friendship Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Clark Skelton officiating. Gunter & Peel Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Atkins, 80, of Alabaster, Ala., died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at IHS Briarcliff Nursing Home. She was a graduate of Fayette County High School, and was retired in retail sales from J.C. Penney Company. She also worked for Riley Hospital for 17 years while living in Meridian. 
 

Mrs. Atkins was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the American Legion. 
 

Survivors include her son, Owen Oliver Atkins Jr. of Pelham, Ala.; a brother, Harold Loe of Tahoe, Calif.; a sister, Sue Mills of Newport News, Va.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Owen Oliver Atkins, her daughter, Joyce Conn and her parents, Alan D. and Cordelia Madison Loe. 
 

Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. 
 

ALTON PARTRIDGE 

Retired 
 

PHILADELPHIA -- Services for Alton "PawPaw" Partridge will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bobby Barrier officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Kemper County. 
 

Mr. Partridge, 63, of DeKalb, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a retired auto glass installer. He was born and reared in Lynville community of Kemper County and had made his home in DeKalb for the past 42 years. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Assembly of God Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. 
 

Survivors include his wife, Rene Partridge of DeKalb, a daughter, Janet Ruth Hanshaw of Sontag; grandchildren, Angela Richardson of Scooba, Jeannie Smith of Porterville, and Carl Smith Jr. of Carthage; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Taylor, Kameron, Zachari and Keaton; sisters, Eloise Rouleau of Collinsville, Louise Villanueva of DeKalb; brothers, Wilmer Gene Partridge of Meridian, Idaho, Alvis Partridge of Meridian, Ed Partridge of DeKalb, James Partridge of Lindale, Texas, and Elton Partridge of Ringgold, La.; and several nieces, nephews and friends. 
 

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Eugene Partridge and his mother, Hattie Partridge, a brother, Enos Partridge and a sister, Margie Partridge. 
 

Pallbearers will be Raymond Herring, George Raymond King, J. J. Edwards, Bobby Lee Haskins, Calvin White, Bobby Ainsworth and Homer Hall Jr. 
 

RUBY INEZ HURST CRAIG 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home of Newton for Ruby Inez Hurst Craig, 76, of Hickory, who died, Thursday, May 16, 2002, at Heartfelt Hospice in Meridian. 
 

LORENA SHERROD 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Lorena Sherrod, 92, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, in her home. 
 

RUTH YARBROUGH 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Ruth Yarbrough, 57, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at Riley Hospital. 
 

Obituaries for Saturday, May 18, 2002 
 

RUBY INEZ HURST CRAIG 

Retired seamstress and homemaker 
 

NEWTON -- Services for Ruby Inez Hurst Craig will be held today at 10 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel in Newton with the Rev. Jackie Strebeck officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Cemetery. 
 

Mrs. Craig, 77, of Hickory, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at Heartfelt Hospice. She was a member of Hickory Baptist Church. 
 

Survivors include her husband, James N. Craig of Hickory; a daughter, June Zachary of Pensacola, Fla.; two sons, Jimmy Craig and his wife, Patty, of Hickory; and Nathaniel Craig and his wife, Donna, of Cantonment, Fla.; three sisters, Ida Mae Scoggins of Hickory; Katherine Wilson of Newton; and Grace Evelyn Bounds of Clinton; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 
 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Morris and Lela Ingram Hurst, a brother, Morris Hurst and a daughter, Helen Faye Craig. 
 

Pallbearers will be Steve Tatum, Patrick Craig, Paul Evans, Jackie Gentry, Timmy Gentry and Hansel Willis. Honorary pallbearers will be David Wilson and Herbert Lee Harris. 
 

JEWEL MAE PRICE 

Homemaker 
 

UNION -- Services for Jewel Mae Price will be held today at 2 p.m. at Bell Sumiton Chapel in Alabama. Burial will be in Empire Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Price, 80, of Little Rock, formerly of Sumiton, Ala., died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, in her home. 
 

Survivors include three daughters, Melba Barnett and her husband, Joe, of Little Rock, Shirley Grace and her husband, Ronnie, of Jasper, Ala., and Geraldine Talbert of Walker, Ala.; two sons, Ralph Price and Richard Price, both of Walker; and a sister, Odell Ray of Warrior, Ala. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Neuman Doc Price. 
 

WILLIAM BENARD SMITH 

Retired sawmill worker 
 

QUITMAN -- Graveside services for William Benard Smith will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Quitman with the Rev. Dale Eakes officiating. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mr. Smith, 82, of Quitman, died Friday, May 17, 2002, at H.C. Watkins Memorial Hospital. 
 

Survivors include his wife, Nannie N. Smith, and his daughter, Nina B. Rascoe, both of Quitman; and a son, Benard B. Smith of Farmerville, La.; and nine grandchildren. 
 

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

GEORGE SCOTT 

Truckdriver 
 

Services for George Scott will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Richardson Funeral Home Chapel in Clinton, La., with the Rev. Myron Hairston officiating. Burial will be in Scott Family Cemetery in Clinton with Clarks Memorial Funeral Home of Meridian in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mr. Scott, 69, of Meridian, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital. He was a Roadway Express truckdriver. 
 

Survivors include his wife, Katie Scott of Meridian; his mother, Della Ratcliff of New Orleans; three sons, Joseph and George L. Lewis of New Orleans; and Charles E. Scott of Meridian; two daughters, Helen Mosley of Evergreen, Ala.; and Elnora Lewis of New Orleans; a brother, Charles Jackson of Clinton, La.; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 
 

Visitation will be Sunday from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Clarks Memorial Funeral Home. 
 

LORA D. HARWORTH 
 

Services for Lora D. Harworth will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. 
 

Mrs. Harworth, 74, of Meridian, died Friday, May 17, 2002, at Guardian Angel Hospice of Marion. 
 

LORENA SHERROD 

Retired educator 
 

Services for Lorena Sherrod will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at First Union Baptist Church with the Rev. William Harper officiating. Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery with Berry & Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Ms. Sherrod, 92, of Meridian, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at her home. 
 

Survivors include her foster daughter, Malissa Borders of Meridian; one nephew, one niece, one foster granddaughter, two foster great-grandchildren and four foster great-great-grandchildren. 
 

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother. 
 

Visitation will be held Sunday from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. and at the funeral home and Monday one hour prior to services at the church. 
 

May 19, 2002 
 

LORA DELL HARWORTH 
 

Retired from Winn-Dixie 
 

Services for Lora Dell Harworth will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Lewis May and Patsy Twiner officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. 
 

Mrs. Harworth, 75, of Meridian, died Friday, May 17, 2002, at Guardian Angel Hospice of Marion. She was a member of New Covenant United Methodist Church. 
 

Survivors include her children, Larry James Harworth and his fiancee, Michelle Loewen, of Warren, Mich.; Sharon Louise McDonald and her fiance, Allen Wade, and Sandra Crawford and her husband, Brad, all of Meridian; a grandson, Bradley J. Crawford II; a brother, A. G. James of Morton; two sisters, Lyida Alice Burnham of Puckett; and Lillie Mae Burnham and her husband, Henry, of Fort Worth, Texas; several nieces and nephews. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Swann Harworth. 
 

The family requests memorials be made to New Covenant United Methodist Church and Guardian Angel Hospice. 
 

Pallbearers will be Bruce Burnham, Ralph Burnham, Doug James, Travis Higginbotham, David Barr and Clennis Thompson. 
 

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

RUTH CAROL YARBROUGH 
 

Homemaker 
 

Services for Ruth Carol Yarbrough will be held Tuesday at noon at New Jerusalem Baptist Church with the Rev. Edward Griffin officiating. Berry & Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Yarbrough, 57, of Meridian, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at Riley Hospital. 
 

Survivors include her husband, Willie James Yarbrough, and her mother, Juanita Chaney, both of Meridian; a daughter, Donna Yarbrough Harbour; two sons, Albert Lorenzo Hopson and his wife, Pat, Willie James Yarbrough Jr. and his wife Gloria, five granddaughters, Brittany Harbour, Tiffany Yarbrough and Donna Alisa Yarbrough, all of Meridian; and Tamisha Hopson and Nicole Hopson, both of Los Angeles; five grandsons, James Harbour, Terrance Harbour, James Yarbrough Jr. and Willie Lorenzo Yarbrough, all of Meridian; and Albert Hopson Jr. of Los Angeles; eight sisters, Ruby Helen Rush and her husband, Phillip, Patricia Newell and her husband, Bobby, Rose Mary Burge and her husband, Charles, Anita Harris and her husband, Jimmy, Latrice Chaney, Torie Chaney and Lorraine Gordon and her husband, Fred, all of Meridian; and Tenia Hill and her husband, Demetrius of Pearl; nine brothers, James Lewis and his wife, Debbie, John Lewis, Billy Lewis, Casey Burge, and Barry Burge, all of Meridian; Demetri Chaney and his wife, Eutiha, of Tupelo; Joe Parker and his wife, Pinky, Teddy Parker and Jerry Parker all of Los Angeles; a loving step-mother, Vera Parker of Los Angeles; five aunts, Betsy Blanks, Carrie Love and Janie Camper, all of Bailey; Lilly D. Floyd and Janet Roberts, both of Racine, Wis.; three uncles, Charlie Parker and Dan Parker Jr., both of Los Angeles; and Johnny Roberts of Racine; two great-uncles, Rufus Wooten and his wife, Gladys, of Shucktown; and Marshall Griffin of Meridian; one great-aunt, Gerdie Wooten of Chicago; her best friend, Helena Clark and her husband, Joe, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. 
 

She was preceded in death by her father. 
 

PATRICIA G. SCOTT 
 

Services for Patricia G. Scott will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Scott, 80, of Meridian, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. 
 

Visitation will be held Monday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church. 
 

JANE MILLER HARDING 
 

MOBILE, Ala. -- Arrangements were incomplete at Pine Crest Funeral Home of Mobile, Ala. for Jane Miller Harding, of Mobile, formerly of Meridian, who died Friday, May 17, 2002, at Mercy Medical Hospital. 
 

DIANE W. WALTERS 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Diane W. Walters, 46, of Meridian, who died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. 
 
 
 

PHILLIP W. NORRIS 
 

Arrangements were incomplete at E.E. McDonald Funeral Home for Phillip W. Norris, 45, of Philadelphia, who died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at his home. 
 

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