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OBITUARIES FOR MONDAY, NOV. 20, 2000

By Staff
OLIN FRANKLIN BONNER
Electrician owner
WAYNESBORO Graveside services for Olin Franklin Bonner were held Saturday at Center Ridge Cemetery. Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bonner, 69, of Waynesboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at Forest General Hospital.
Survivors include three sons, Allen Bonner of Mobile, Ala., Bernie Bonner of Daphne, Ala. and Gaines Michael Bonner of Mobile; a daughter, Orena Fairchild of Meridian; four brothers, Bill Bonner of Shubuta, Harold Bonner of DeSoto, Tamar Bonner and Travis Bonner, both of Mobile; two sisters, Maxine Hiatt of Augusta, Ga. and Peggy Carlisle of Mobile; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
TOMMIE BELL COCHRAN
WAYNESBORO Services for Tommie Bell Cochran were held Sunday at Freeman Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Phillip Gandy and Dr. Doug Broome officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery.
Mrs. Cochran, 70, of Waynesboro, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at Wayne General Hospital.
Survivors include two daughters, Kim Cochran Tynes and her husband, Greg, of Waynesboro, and Karen Cochran Sills and her husband, Scott, of Hattiesburg; two sisters, Billie Bell and Mary Bell Moore, both of Waynesboro; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene A. Cochran.
CURTIS A. FERGUSON SR.
Retired electrician
Services for Curtis A. Ferguson Sr. were to be held today at 10 a.m. at Chunky Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wayne Campbell officiating. Burial was to be in Ferguson Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Ferguson, 60, of Chunky, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, in his residence.
Survivors include a son, Curtis Alexander Ferguson Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Brandy Roxanne Joyner and her husband, Keith, of Duffee; his mother, Myrtle Irby of Chunky; a sister, Carla Sue Shirley of Chunky; two brothers, Billy Cleveland Ferguson of Chunky and Bobby F. Carpenter of Brandon; four grandchildren, Justin Curtis Purvis, Sharla Madeline Purvis, Kimberly Sue Purvis and Zachary Keith Joyner, all of Duffee; and his stepfather, Ben F. Carpenter of Chunky.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jessee Curtis Ferguson.
Pallbearers include Dwayne Reynolds, Mike Luke, Jerry Luke, Rusty Kastla, Lonnie Alexander Jr. and Charles Hurst.
WARREN WILLIAMSON
Memorial services for Warren "Tall Paul" "PaPa" Williamson will be held today at 11 a.m. at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Phillip C. Wottrich officiating. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Williamson, 58, of Meridian, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his mother, Alice Williamson of Bel Aire, Texas; a brother, Thomas Williamson and his wife, Dorothy, of Houston, Texas; a special friend, Sharon Sanborn of Meridian; two stepdaughters, Kristene Bielefeld and her husband, Mike, and Corinna Sanborn, all of Meridian; a stepson, Larry Yettaw of Oklahoma; a niece, Angela Williamson of Houston; and four grandchildren, Kimberly, Stephen, Tiffany and Brandon.
He was preceded in death by his father, Warren W. Williamson.
LEE E. JOHNSON
Motel owner/manager
PHILADELPHIA Services for Lee E. Johnson will be held today at 7 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service, with the Rev. Duaine Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery in Henderson, Ky.
Mr. Johnson, 77, of the Madden Community, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, in his home.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Johnson of Madden; a son, Vess Lee Johnson of Austin, Texas; a sister, Elsie Watkins and two brothers, Jessie Johnson and Thelbert Johnson, all of Evansville, Ind.; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be today beginning at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
CLARA EDNA REYNOLDS
Homemaker
Services for Clara Edna Reynolds will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, with the Revs. Shane Freeman and Clay Chancellor officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Reynolds, 82, of the Snell Community, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Music will be provided by Melia Goodman.
Survivors include her husband, Oscar L. Reynolds of the Snell Community; two daughters, Sylvia Dale Cosgrove of Lawrence and Janice Goodman of the Snell Community; four sons, Danny Reynolds and David Reynolds, both of the Snell Community, Jerry Reynolds of the Long Creek Community and Rickey Reynolds of Meridian; two brothers, Laverne Long of Birmingham, and James Ray Long of Meridian; four sisters, Easter Mae Tate of Birmingham, Edith Shirley of the Snell Community, Carolyn Shurley of the Lost Gap Community and Mildred Roberts of Birmingham; 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorials be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Donald Goodman, Stan Goodman, Terry Goodman, Stanley Shirley, Verdell Luke and Parker Shannon.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and 30 minutes prior to the service.
ANNE M. TINDLE
Cashier
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Anne M. Tindle will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. J. F. Barber officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
Ms. Tindle, 77, of Butler, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, in her home.
Survivors include three daughters, Sandy Todd and Sherry Tyson, both of Butler, and Terry McNeil of Birmingham; two sons, Tommy Fincham of Monckscorner, S.C. and Jerry Tindle of Pennington; a sister, Terry Frizzle of Riverside, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter.
Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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