OBITUARIES FOR SATURDAY, JAN. 13, 2001
Retired from Winn Dixie
Services for Sadie Baker were held Friday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Danny Chisholm officiating. Burial was in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Baker, 83, of Meridian, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at Beverly Nursing Home. She was born in Pine Springs community and lived her entire life in Meridian. She was a faithful member of Central Baptist Church, formerly known as South Side Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Kirby of Meridian; a step-daughter, Bobbie Baker Smoot of Byhalia; a step-son, Donald Ray Baker of Columbus, Ga.; a sister, Pearl Townsend Smith of Columbus; two brothers, Thomas Mabra Townsend of Collinsville and Howard Townsend of Meridian, and a granddaughter, Meredith Womack.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Andrew and Minnie Vincent Townsend; her husband, Jessie M. Baker and a brother, Aaron Elbert Townsend.
CLINNIE MAE CULBERSON HARDY
FOREST Services for Clinnie Mae Culberson Hardy will be held today at 10 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Tucker. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Ott and Lee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hardy, 87, of Morton, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at Scott Regional Hospital. She was a native of Neshoba County and had been a resident of Forest since 1952.
Survivors include a daughter, Faye Park and a son-in-law, John Park, both of Forest; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Albert Hardy.
The family requests memorials be made to St. Michael's Catholic Church, Attention: Father Richard Smith, P.O. Box 288, Forest, MS 39074.
WILLIAM LEON NORRIS
Retired South Central Bell
QUITMAN Services for William Leon Norris will be held today at 10 a.m. at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gene Neal officiating. Burial will be in Archusa Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Norris, 78, of Quitman, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at H.C. Watkins Hospital. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He was a Mason, a Shriner and member of Quitman Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Norris was known for the vegetables he grew. He loved working with the soil of the earth and sharing the harvest with his family and friends. The vegetables Leon grew and the love he shared for his family and friends was great. Leon will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Norris, two sons, Keith Norris and Tommy Norris, a daughter, Debbie Walker and her husband, Buddy, all of Quitman; a sister, Agnes Martin and her husband, Harry, of Tupelo, a special sister-in-law, Linda Creel; five grandchildren, Brian Norris, Randall Headrick, Cari Norris, Amy Norris and Sara Norris; and a great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Lyonel Stewart, Donald Goodman, Danny Hardee, Franklin Slay, Gene West, Greg Creel and Benny White.
EVA GRACE LINTON
Services for Eva Grace Linton will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Springhill Methodist Church with the Revs. Paul Raley and Jeff Hancock officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Linton, 91, of Meridian, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include three sons, Harmon L. Linton, Hurley O. Linton and Harley E. Linton, all of Meridian; two daughters, Janie Wright and Eva Janelle Avery, both of Meridian; a sister, Thelma Anderson of New Castle, Del.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harmon E. Linton.
Retired truck driver
PHILADELPHIA Services for Leroy Cumberland will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Collins officiating. Burial will be in Sandtown Cemetery.
Mr. Cumberland, 75, of Union, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at Laird Hospital in Union. He served in the Army during World War II.
Survivors include a daughter, Elaine Graves of Canyon Lake, Texas; two sisters, Arlene Page of Union and Marlene Ellingburg of Philadelphia; six brothers, Cliff Cumberland, Earl Cumberland and Willis Cumberland, all of Union, Raymond Cumberland and Jerry Cumberland, both of Philadelphia and Carl Cumberland of Caledonia.
Visitation will be today from 4-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Offshore driller and roustabout
PHILADELPHIA Services for Whit Warrell will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lin Chesney officiating. Burial will be in Hester Cemetery.
Mr. Warrell, 65, of Whit Oak, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. He served in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Warrell of White Oak; two daughters, Teresa Lee of Jackson and Brenda Seger of White Oak; a son, Joseph "Joe" Warrell Jr., of White Oak; two sisters, Virginia Ray of Brandon and Dorothy Crimm of Meridian; a brother, Lewis Warrell of Goshen Springs; and nine grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 3:30-9 p.m. at the funeral home.