OBITUARIES FOR FRIDAY, NOV. 24, 2000
TROY PRESTON YOUNGER
Retired sales manager
Services for Troy Preston Younger will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Jerry Bishop and Horace Scott officiating. Burial will be Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Younger, 77, of Meridian, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was born March 26, 1923.
Mr. Younger retired from Herman A. Shields Company Inc. of Meridian on July 31, 1997, after 40 years of service. He joined the firm in February 1957, as a member of the sales force. He moved from Tennessee to Meridian in 1965 to become sales manager, the position he held until his retirement.
He was a devoted Christian and deacon of First Baptist Church of Lauderdale. He had been a Mason and a Shriner with Hamasa Temple. He was also a World War II veteran. Mr. Younger was a loving husband for 58 years and a true father and grandfather in every sense of the word. His memory will live on in those who knew and loved him, a rare, precious man, a man of his word.
Survivors include his wife, Ellie Ruth Blalock Younger of Meridian; two daughters, Van and her husband, James Rolison, of Meridian, and Lynn and her husband, Randy Wright, of Nashville; two granddaughters, Stacy Nobles and Tina Kornegay, two grandsons, Shawn Rolison and Lee Kornegay, and a great-grandson, John Clark, all of Nashville; a sister, Mary Jack Reeves of Columbus; two very special sisters-in-law, Edna McAdams and Doris Blanton, and two very special brothers-in-law, Harold Blanton and Billy Reeves, all of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Augustus and Elizabeth Younger; a brother, James Younger; and a sister, Icie Vail.
Pallbearers will be James A. Rolison, Murph McMullan, Albert McMullan, Mike Vanzandt, Jules Holloway and John Wray.
Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Mosher, Howard Leach, the Rev. Edsol Wells, Louis Riley, Pete Branum, Houston Garrett, Kenny Irby, Gene Ross, Neil Rollins and Ken Brown.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
WILLIAM T. RUSH SR.
Engineer with Owens Corning
Services for William T. "Bill" Rush Sr. will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Jim Williams and Ron Leonard officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mr. Rush, 72, of Meridian, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, in his home. He was a member of Jones Chapel Church of God.
Mr. Rush was a wonderful man and "one of us." He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and celebrated his 18th birthday in Guam. After his military service, he returned to Meridian to complete his education. Mr. Rush was a kind, good and honest man. He was loved by and will be missed by all. He never had an unkind word and was a friend to all who knew him. He was a dedicated and valuable employee who will be missed by his fellow employees. He was also a master woodworker.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Rush of Meridian; a daughter, Linda Martin and her husband, Lee, of Meehan; a son, William T. Rush Jr. of Meridian; a brother and sister-in-law, James A. and Julia Rush of Meridian; four step-children, Lisa Brewster, Vicki Adcock and her husband, Scott, Cindy Rogers and Steve Brewster, all of Meridian; and several nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Sanford.
Pallbearers will be the men's brotherhood at Jones Chapel Church of God.
The family requests memorials be made to the Jones Chapel Family Life Center building fund.
Visitation will be Saturday at 11:30 until the service at the funeral home.
BONNIE DUDLEY ROSENBAUM
Services for Bonnie Dudley Rosenbaum will be held today at 2 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Jim Wall and Nick Nicholson officiating. Burial will be in the mausoleum at Magnolia Cemetery, with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Rosenbaum, 102, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, in her home. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jean Carol Merritt and George, of Meridian; three grandchildren, Greg Merritt of Tampa, Fla., and Cheri Barry and Jeana Bennett, both of Meridian, five great-grandchildren, Jennifer Leigh Barry, J. Richard Barry, John Merritt Barry, William Brandon Bennett and Bonnie Durant; two nephews and their families, Jack Dudley of DeKalb and J.R. Dudley of Scooba; and two nieces and their families, Mary Katherine Ward of Birmingham, Ala. and Mary Jane Dudley of Scooba.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Alvin Rosenbaum.
Pallbearers will be Michael Dudley, Bill Heiler, Dr. William A. Billups Jr., Dr. Kent Darsey, Cliff Walker, Dr. Ben Box, Bobby Parker, Rick Barry, Bo Bennett and John Russell Dudley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Annie Rush, Linda Hampton, Alcena Brooks, Shirley Grace, Yasilean Nelson and Lula Mae Harris.
Visitation will be today from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.
JOHN A. HILL
BUTLER, Ala. Services for John A. Hill will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grove Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Billy Burge officiating. Burial will be in Grove Hill City Cemetery with Bumpers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hill, 57, of Butler, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian. He was a self-employed forester.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Hill of Butler; a step-son, Brannon Eldridge of Charleston, S.C.; a daughter, Tiffany Newson of Grove Hill; an uncle, Lundy Scruggs of Coffeeville; a step-daughter, Amie Gabriel of Dalton, Ga.; a son-in-law, John Newson of Grove Hill; and two grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, John Adam Hill.
The family requests memorials be made to the John Hill Memorial Scholarship fund at Clark Preparatory School, Route 2, Box 329, Grove Hill, AL, 36451.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Mary Mayers, 89, of Meridian, who died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at Riley Hospital.