OBITUARIES FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2001
MAVIS THORNE HOLT
NEWTON Services for Mavis Thorne Holt will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with the Revs. Winnie McMahon, James McMillan and David Airhart officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Holt, 94, of Newton, died Monday, March 12, 2001, in her daughter's home in Meridian. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.
Survivors include seven daughters, Eloise Callahan of Clinton; Dorothy Mosley and her husband, Robert, of Meridian, Quinnell McAnally and her husband, Robert L., of Amarillo, Texas, Ann Airhart and her husband, David E., of Decatur; Joyce Johnson and her husband, Jimmy, of Chunky, Via Everett and her husband, Dennis, of Hickory, and Vie Hoffmann and her husband, Mario, of Hickory; three sons, Lavell Holt and his wife, Carmen, of Chunky, James M. Holt and his wife, Ruth, of Decatur, and William M. Holt and his wife, Lorene, of Prentiss; three brothers, Lamar Thorne and his wife, Myrtis, Hansel Thorne and his wife, Roberta, of Hickory and James H. Thorne and his wife, Ethel, of Meridian; a special niece, Jamie Pickett of Meridian; 28 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren and 50 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Charlie Holt; parents, Harvey Monroe and Venie Jones Thorne; a son, Gerald Holt; a sister, Icie Williams; a brother, Marion Thorne; three grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Pickett, Willice Thorne, Denver Rigdon, Billy Joe Everett, Bill Williams and Wayne Frink.
Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home and 30 minutes prior to the service.
CLAY HANSON CLARKE
Retired U.S. Air Force
Memorial services for Clay Hanson Clarke will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. David Pickard and Edsol Wells officiating. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
Mr. Clarke, 74, of Meridian, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a retired intelligence operations tech. with the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Clarke was a veteran of World War II and was stationed in Germany. He joined the Air Force in November 1948 and retired in November 1965. He served in several positions with Strategic Air Command. He was a member of the free and accepted Masons of New Jersey, Royal Arch, Scottish Rite, Shrine and was past patron of several chapters of Order of the Eastern Star of New Jersey.
Survivors include a son, Bruce A. Clarke Sr. and his wife, Anita, of New Jersey; three daughters, Sharon Allen and her husband, Kenny, of Meridian, Dawn Cacio and her husband, Gerard, and Tracy Pomparelli, all of New Jersey; nine grandchildren, Meagan Clarke, Bruce Clarke Jr., Serena Allen, Trevor Allen, Ginnie Cacio, Joseph Cacio, Patrick Cacio, Victoria Pomparelli and Julie Pomparelli; two special friends, Ruth Clarke of New Jersey and Lois Beebe of Meridian; and the employees and residents at Silverleaf Manor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mable S. and Leroy G. Clarke.
The family requests memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Mt. Olive Baptist Church Building Fund.
Visitation will be Friday 30 minutes prior to the service.
JUNIOR D. BROWN
DEKALB Services for Junior D. Brown will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Hope Blackwater Baptist Church in Daleville with the Rev. Roosevelt Clark officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Brown, 73, of Meridian, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Brown, three sons, Johnny Brown, Murithy Brown and Willie R. Grace, four daughters, Bobbie A. King, Dorothy Nelson, Estella Jones and Vivian Brown, all of Meridian; three brothers, John L. Brown, Willie L. Brown and Otis Brown, all of Meridian; three sisters, Ivory L. Hearn of Cleveland, Flora M. Brown of Meridian and Annie M. Bourrage of Marion; 24 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a son and four siblings.
Visitation will be Friday from 1-6 p.m. at the funeral home in Meridian.
LOUISVILLE Services for Harold Green will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Nowell Funeral Services with the Revs. Brian McDonald and Jerral Butler officiating. Burial will be in Goodin Cemetery.
Mr. Green, 50, of Preston, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, in his home.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothea Green and a son, Harold Green, both of Preston; a daughter, Amanda Warren of Philadelphia; his parents, Marshman Green and Ethel Green, both of Preston; two brothers, Bobby Green and Paul Green, both of Preston; two sisters, Catherine Reed of Clinton and Margaret McDonald of Preston; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday from 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
JESSMAN WATTS JR.
NEWTON Services for Jessman "Jessie" Watts Jr. will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church in Newton with the Rev. Tony Burks officiating. Progressive Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Watts, 48, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Visitation will be Friday from 6-7 p.m. at St. Mary M.B. Church in Meridian.
Arrangements were incomplete at Wright's Funeral Home of Quitman for Horace Mosley, 79, of the Snell Community, who died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
THOMAS M. ROBINSON JR.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Thomas M. Robinson Jr., 31, of Meridian, who died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, in his home.
ELIZABETH F. DIEHL
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Elizabeth F. Diehl, 97, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
CATHY E. BECKHAM
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Cathy E. Beckham, 56, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital.