OBITUARIES FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2001
SEBASTOPOL Services for Lucille Killen will be held today at 2 p.m. at Rocky Hill Church of God with the Revs. Guy McGarity, Brett Cooper and Ricky Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Killen, 88, of Neshoba County, died Thursday, March 7, 2001, in her home. She was a lifelong resident of Neshoba County. Ms. Killen was a member and teacher of Sunday School classes at Rocky Hill Church of God.
Survivors include two daughters, Martha Rogers and her husband, Robert, of Philadelphia, and Onie Gene Stauter of Moss Point; a son, Edward Killen and his wife, Mildred, of Vicksburg; a sister, Rhudell Morrow of Pascagoula; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Leonard and Florence Sistrunk; her husband, Ike Killen, 13 brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Stauter, Tommy Stauter, Wayne Rogers, Michael Killen, Marty Killen, Bobby Wallace, Danny Watkins and Alvie Barber.
RAMONA NELSON HATCHER
PHILADELPHIA Services for Ramona Nelson Hatcher will be held today at 2 p.m. at Stallo United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bobby Joe Butler officiating. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hatcher, 71, of Louisville, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Palmer and Shirley Vernon, both of Louisville; a son, Donnie Hatcher of Collinsville; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Hatcher.
HOWARD EDWARD WILLIAMS
Retired from Life Insurance Company of Georgia
Services for Howard Edward Williams will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Nick Nicholson officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mr. Williams, 85, of Meridian, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at The Speciality Hospital. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church and the Rae Hartley Sunday School class. Mr. Williams won numerous awards with Life Insurance Company of Georgia and attended many conventions including ones in Madrid, Spain, Canada, Mexico and the United States. Mr. Williams was a three-term Meridian city councilman.
Survivors include his wife, Inez Barham Williams of Meridian; three daughters, Bobbie Faye Williams of Meridian, Diana Marie Nelson of Jacksonville, Fla., and Peggy Sue Morgan and her husband, Jimmy, of Osceola, Ark.; a son, Charles E. Williams of Meridian; five grandchildren, David C. Williams of Bailey, Jennifer Morgan of Dallas, Paige Nelson Garrepy of Illinois, Sarah Morgan and Amy Leigh Morgan, both of Osceola; three great-grandchildren, Melissa J. Williams and Natalie L. Williams of Bailey and Morgan Russell of Osceola; a brother, W.W. Williams of Meridian; four sisters, Valley Windham and Berta Mae Robinson, both of Columbus, Adeolyn Duvalle of Biloxi and Beverly Harrell of Meridian; and several nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association or Central United Methodist Church.
Pallbearers will be Dr. A.G. Harrell III, David C. Williams, Larry Singley, Kris Bryan, Edward Garrard and Terry Williams.
Visitation will be today from 5-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
MELBA L. WRIGHT
Services for Melba L. Wright will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. James K. Williams, Terry Long and Jeff Hancock officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Wright, 69, of Meridian, died Wednesday, March 7 2001, in Meridian. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an active member of First Church of God and served on various boards. She taught Sunday school and was a member of the choir.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Farris Wright, three daughters, Linda McNail and her husband, Marvin, Rhonda Wright and Pam McGill and her husband, Clay, all of Meridian; three grandchildren, Robert McNail, Brian McNail and Jessica McGill; two sisters, Betty Sue Johnson and her husband, Robert, of George County and Judy Johnson and her husband, Monroe, of South Carolina; two brothers, Billy Ray Long and his wife, Morene, and Bobby Long and his wife, Alice, all of Big Point; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Fancher and Marie Long, both of Wade; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Betty Long; two brothers, Walter Earl Long and Charles Clifton Long.
Pallbearers will be Gary Wright, Jerry Ethridge, Lynn Davidson, Ray Eubanks and Leonard Eubanks.
Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.