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OBITUARIES FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2001

By Staff
MILDRED C. MCKINNEY
Retired from Otasco Warehouse
Services for Mildred C. McKinney will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jason Bird and Dr. Danny Chisholm officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. McKinney, 81, of Meridian, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital. She was retired from Otasco Warehouse and was a member of Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, E.D. "Red" McKinney of Meridian; a daughter, Cynthia Barker and her husband, Bob, of Meridian; two brothers, Levin Culpepper of Meridian and Sam Culpepper of the Whynot community; three grandchildren, Melodie Mercer and her husband Scott, of Dayton, Tenn., Andi Barker of Clinton and Toby Barker of Hattiesburg; three stepgrandchildren, Leigh Ann Coleman and her husband, Tim of Rockville, Md., Julie Barker of Atlanta, and Bob Barker III of Birmingham, Ala.; two great-grandchildren, Grace Mercer and Zoie Mercer; two step-great-grandchildren, Ann Coleman and Caroline Coleman; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Hassie Ponds Culpepper, and two sisters, Lottie Culpepper Cook and Elizabeth "Lib" Culpepper.
The family requests memorials be made to Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church.
Visitation will be today from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Nathan Culpepper, Jay Crane, Joey Watkins, Eddie Sheely III, Randy Ethridge and Ben Rose. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Bancroft, Jim Goss, Heyward Dillard, Joe Miller, Bill Combs and Wade Chatham.
CHARLES W. KELLY
Retired
Graveside services for Charles W. "Bill" Kelly will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Jason Bird officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Kelly, 81, of Meridian, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Kelly of Meridian; a son, Ron Baxter and his wife, Lillian of Blue Springs, Mo.; a brother, Albert E. Kelly of Florida; and two granddaughters.
Visitation will be Monday from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
THEODORE HILL
Services for Theodore Hill will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home with the Revs. Jimmy Johnson and Richard Parker officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Garden Cemetery.
Mr. Hill, 59, of Stockton, Calif., died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, in Stockton.
Survivors include three sons, Jesse Campbell and his wife, Meshell, of Meridian, Andrew Campbell of Stockton, and Roger Campbell and his wife, Patricia, of Dallas; a sister, Johnnie Pearl Loper and her husband, M.C., of Meridian; two brothers, Nathan Hill and his wife, Mamie, of Quitman, and Joshua Hill and his wife, Etta, of Houston, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. J.P. Hill, and his mother, Ethel Hill.
Visitation will be Monday from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
GAYE WALKER
Homemaker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Gaye Walker will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home chapel with burial in Midway Cemetery in Leake County.
Mrs. Walker, 39, of Philadelphia, died Friday, March 2, 2001, in Neshoba County.
Survivors include her husband, Jim Walker of Philadelphia; two daughters, Cinda Bradford of Sebastopol and Alisha Walker of Philadelphia; two sons, Mikeal Hollis of Sebastopol and Robert Walker of Philadelphia; her mother, Odessa Blackmon of Madden; three sisters, Bea Thornton of Madden, Joy Yerian of Sebastopol and Audrey Thornton of Saltillo; five brothers, Stanley Thornton of Madden, Fred Thornton of Vinita, Okla., Hilton Thornton and Miller Thornton, both of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Mark Thornton of Cedar Hill, Texas; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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