OBITUARIES FOR FRIDAY, JAN. 12, 2001
EDSEL LEE BOOKER
Services for Edsel Lee "Ed" Booker will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jessie Long, David Keller and Vern Rodgers officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Booker, 49, of Meridian, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Coker's Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel Booker of Meridian; two sons, Kris Booker of Oxford and David Booker and his wife, Heather Moore Booker of Meridian; his mother, Arlene Riley and her husband, Jimmy, a sister, Dondra Ross, and a granddaughter, Mary Madison Booker, all of Meridian.
He was preceded in death by Edsel Booker Sr. and his grandparents, Mary and Sam Booker and Margaret and B.L. Tanner Sr.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Tanner, Jason Tanner, Mike Booker, Steve Booker, Huwett Stoddard, Glen Cochran, Jimmy Hayes and Gregg Williams.
Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
LINA D. NICHOLSON GRACE
Retired from Meridian Manufacturing
Services for Lina D. Nicholson Grace will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mendon Zion Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Parker officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hebron Cemetery with Berry &Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Grace, 68, of Lauderdale, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include four daughters, Shirley Gibbs and her husband Elijah and Vivian Grace, both of Lauderdale, Essie Fortner and her husband Jessie of Bellville, Ill., and Edna F. Nealy of Marion; four sons, Archie B. Grace of Porterville, Curtis Grace and Darren Grace and his wife Cerlenza, both of Lauderdale, and J.W. Grace Jr., of Kansas City, Kansas; a sister, Gertude Wilson of Lauderdale; two brothers, Archie B. Nicholson and his wife Eliza and Hosea Nicholson, all of Lauderdale; and 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Jackie B. Grace and Baby Grace.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
CLARENCE ALBERT BOONE
Retired realtor and appraiser
LAUREL Services for Clarence Albert Boone will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Memory Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lake Park Cemetery.
Mr. Boone, 97, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Aldersgate Retirement Community. He was a former owner of Clarence A. Boone Agency and held the Senior Residential Appraiser designation and the Senior Real Property Appraiser designation with the Society of Real Estate Appraisers. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Laurel where he served as chairman of the building committee for the construction of the present sanctuary. Boone was a member of the Kiwanis Club for more than 45 years. He served in the Army during World War II and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Albert Gary Boone and his wife, Barbara Van Gilder, of Meridian and William Edward Boone and his wife, Cherie Hammond, of Laurel; a brother, the Rev. Norman U. Boone of Brookhaven; a sister, Bonnie Boone Parker of Quitman; four grandchildren, Dr. Bradley Allen Boone and his wife, Dr. Mitzi Jackson Boone, of Dallas, Gregory Hammond Boone and Martha Jean Boone, both of Starkville and Whitney Alison Boone of Meridian.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eugenia Allen Boone.
The family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Brad Boone, Greg Boone, Ken Boone, Lavelle Floyd, Dr. Tom Allen and Greg Allen.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Laurel Board of Realtors.
Visitation will be Saturday beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
FRANK B. SERRIAN
Graveside services for Frank B. Serrian will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Serrian, 80, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, in Atlanta. He was a former resident of Meridian. Serrian was a native of Windber, Pa. He resided in Meridian from 1959 to 1999. He was a commercial artist who owned S&S Sign Company. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific.
Survivors include two sons, Phillip Serrian and his wife, Sheree, of Duluth, Ga. and Albert Serrian and his wife, Lynne, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; three brothers, Arthur Serrian of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Richard Serrian of Windber and Albert Sirianni of Parma, Ohio; two sisters, Angela Guinta of Strongsville, Ohio and Maria Theresa Sweda of Rochester Hills, Mich.; five grandchildren, Hali Serrian, Erin Serrian and Michael Serrian, all of Lawrenceville, Jarrett Serrian and Tyler Serrian, both of Duluth.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Mabel Litchfield Serrian.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired from Weyerhaeuser
PHILADELPHIA Services for T.C. Dunn will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Good Hope Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles Barnett and Tim Robertson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Dunn, 72, of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Dunn, three daughters, Irene Warren, Nell Duffey and Peggy Mathews, a son, Rudolph Dunn, all of Philadelphia; a sister, Claudine Vaughn of Carthage, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Stacy Nicole Dunn.
SEBASTOPOL Services for Marshall Joe will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church with the Revs. Calvin Gibson and Dobie Henry officiating. Burial will be in Bogue Chitto Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Joe, 53, of Philadelphia, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001 at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Hattie Amos Joe of Philadelphia; his father, Austin Joe of Starkville; a daughter, Melanie Joe of Philadelphia; two sisters, Winnie Sue Willis and Mary Sue Willis, both of Philadelphia; and a numbers of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be today at 9 a.m. at the family home.
WILLIAM LEON NORRIS
Arrangements are incomplete at Wright's Funeral Home Inc. for William Leon Norris, 78, of Quitman, who died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at H.C. Watkins Memorial Hospital in Quitman.
Arrangements are incomplete at Berry &Gardner Funeral Home for Woodrow Wilson who died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.