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OBITUARIES FOR THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2000

By Staff
KATIE I. WILSON
Owner/operator of Looks Unlimited Styling Center
Services for Katie I. Wilson will be Friday at 1 p.m. at St. John Church, with the Rev. William C. Brown officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Cemetery in Mobile, Ala. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Wilson, 41, of Meridian, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, in Meridian. She was a member of St. John Church.
Survivors include her mother, Easter Smith Washington, two daughters, Krystal Wilson and Angela Wilson, all of Meridian; a sister, Harriett Watters of Mobile; her fiance, Edward Bishop; two brothers, Harry M. Washington and his wife, Rose, of St. Louis, Mo. and Donald B. Washington and his wife, Bridgett, of Mobile; several devoted aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers will be her friends.
There will also be a 1 p.m. service at Pinecrest Funeral Home on Saturday in Mobile.
RUBEN CHATHAM
Retired vice president of Soule'Steam Feed Works
Graveside services for Ruben Chatham will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Semmes Cemetery, with the Rev. Franklin Deham officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Chatham, 93, of Marion, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Benchmark Nursing Home. He was an active member for many years at Highland Baptist Church, a Deacon, Sunday School teacher and church clerk. He was employed with Soule' Steam Feed Works for 55 years, where he started out as a teenage helper and retired as vice president.
Survivors include a son, Bob Chatham and daughter-in-law, Muzette H. Chatham, both of Long Beach; two grandsons, Mark A. Chatham of Long Beach and David L. Chatham of Mobile, Ala.; a great-grandson, Mason A. Chatham and a great-granddaughter, Payton C. Chatham, both of Long Beach; and a sister, Hazel C. Miles of Orange, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Chatham.
Pallbearers will be Bob Soule', William Ross, Hunter George Weddington, Don McNair, Leon Chatham and Jim McCoy.
Honorary pallbearers will be James Keeton, Hal Soule', John Walker, Alex Weddington, Jake Smith and Al Bartlett.
Visitation will be today from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
EULA E. CRABTREE
Homemaker
Graveside services for Eula E. Crabtree will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Magnolia Cemetery, with the Revs. George Skelton and Barry Skelton officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Crabtree, 99, of Meridian, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Guardian Angel Hospice. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Meridian, past member of Meridian Museum of Art Painters Group with numerous awards accredited to art work.
Survivors include a daughter, Jackie Banes of Meridian; a son, Fealton Crabtree of Meridian; a sister, Evelyn Wigstron of Silverhill, Ala.; three brothers, Marvin Skelton of Basic City, James Skelton and the Rev. George Skelton, both of Meridian; five grandchildren, Karen Jara of Las Vegas, Kerry Estelle Brown and Ron Crabtree, both of Meridian, Christine Renay Banes of Liberty, Mo., and Shawn Crabtree of Pensacola, Fla.; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackson L. Crabtree, and six brothers.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
GRADY T.HIGGINBOTHAM
Self-employed
MACON Services for Grady T. Higginbotham will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Cockrell Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Bobby Joe Butler and Kim Wolverton officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
Mr. Higginbotham, 82, of Macon, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Noxubee General Hospital. He was a self-employed service station and used car dealership owner and operator.
Survivors include three daughters, Marie Vernon of Macon, Nancy Andre of Collierville, Tenn. and Peggy Jernigan of Ethelsville, Ala.; two sons, Ray Higginbotham of Macon and Elmer Higginbotham of Ellisville; two sisters, Annie White of Shuqualak and Christine Sullivan of Jonesboro, La.; two brothers, Brooks Higginbotham of Shuqualak and Kittrell Higginbotham of Greenwood; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ollie Mae Higginbotham.
The family requests memorials be made to Macon Central Academy or Noxubee County Nursing Home.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
LOUISE JONES
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Louise Jones of Enterprise who died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, in her home.

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