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OBITUARIES FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2001

By Staff
CATHY E. BECKHAM
Services for Cathy E. Beckham will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Beckham, 56, of Meridian, died, Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of The Evangle Temple.
Survivors include her husband, Lanny R. Beckham Sr. of Meridian; five children, Mary Guilliot and her husband, Brother, of New Orleans, Ray Mixon of Gulfport, Cynthia Mixon of Gulfport, Sharina Kirkland of Gulfport and Jack Mixon of New Orleans; three step children, Tina Tankerley and her husband, Keith, of Meridian, Lanny R. Beckham Jr. of Gulfport, and Tonya Reeves and her husband, Howard, of Meridian; two brothers, Joe Hall and his wife, Debbie, of Moss Point and James Hall and his wife, Rita, of Vancleave; parents, James and Elizabeth Hall of Meridian; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
WILLIE BROOKS
Atlas Roofing employee
ENTERPRISE Services for Willie Brooks will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Sinah Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Ray Clark officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Enterprise Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Brooks, 51, of Meridian, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Brooks, four sons, Willie Brooks Jr., Keone Bryant, Jocaby Brooks and Rapheal Wilson; five daughters, Patricia Brooks Portis, Kathy Brooks, Marsha Brooks, Kentosh Wilson and Takesia Wilson, all of Meridian; three brothers, Jerry Brooks of Meridian, James Brooks of New York, N.Y. and Michael Brooks and his wife, Kim, of Atlanta; four sisters, Cherry Ann Warren, Mary Hill, Nittie Brooks and Frannie Grant, all of Meridian; and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m. -7 p.m. at the funeral home.
THOMAS M. ROBINSON JR.
Services for Thomas M. Robinson Jr. will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Kevin Jones officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Robinson, 31, of Meridian, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, in his home. He was a member of State Boulevard Baptist Church.
Survivors include his parents, Thomas Robinson Sr. and Ruth Ann Robinson, both of Meridian; two sisters, Cindy Robinson of San Diego, Calif. and Jannette Bolt and her husband, John, of Beaufort, S.C.; a brother, James Denson and his wife, Jamie, of Meridian; his grandmother, Sarah Robinson of Phoenix City, Ala.; three nieces and several aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. -8 p.m. at the funeral home.
BENNIE MORRIS WHITE
Truck driver
QUITMAN Services for Bennie Morris White will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Rolling Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Wilton Bennett, Taylor Wallace and Michael Soesbe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Wright's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. White, 67, of Quitman, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, in Yantley, Ala. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp.
Survivors include his wife, Amie White and a son, Barry White, both of Quitman; two daughters, Mary Taylor and her husband, Walter, of Stonewall and Leigh White of Quitman; a sister, Hazel Mason of Whitney, Texas; three grandchildren, Jason Taylor, Melissa Taylor and Jeremy Taylor.
Pallbearers will be Danny Smith, Mac Martin, Kenneth Chancelor, Bruce Martin, Van Chancelor and Oscar Feliciano.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
LUCY MAE LOVE
Housekeeper
DEKALB Services for Lucy Mae Love will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at New Hope United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eddie Jones officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Love, 80, of Mount Vernon, N.Y., died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Mount Vernon Hospital.
Survivors include two sisters, Callie Blanks of DeKalb and Carrie Love of Baltimore; a brother, Mirt Love of DeKalb; three sisters-in-law, Sadie Love and Minnie Jewel Love of Baltimore and Hazel Love of DeKalb; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be Sunday one hour prior to the service.
EDWARD L. MCKEE
Retired truck driver
Services for Edward L. McKee will be held today at 10 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwight Faulkenbery officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. McKee, 79, of Meridian, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Benchmark Health Care. He served in World War II under Maj. Gen. Frank Merrill "Merrills Maranders" that helped open the Byrma Road from India to China. Mr. McKee received the purple heart. He was a member of VFW Post. No. 79 and a Shriner.
Survivors include a son, Tommy McKee of Meridian; two daughters, Tricia Myers and her husband, Charlie, of Jackson, JoAnna Reeves and her husband, Bobby, of Meridian; six grandchildren, Kenny and Kyle McKee and Rachel and Parker Reeves, all of Meridian, Cameron and Mollye Myers of Jackson; two sisters, Katheline Moore of DeKalb and Marie Neal and her husband, Rush, of Pearl; two brothers, John D. McKee and his wife, Dot, and George McKee and his wife, Bonnie, all of Philadelphia; a sister-in-law, Delma Earl McKee of Yazoo City; and a brother-in-law, Jack Farrow and his wife, Judy, of Philadelphia.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Elouise Farrow McKee; his parents, Elmer and Johnnie McKee of Philadelphia; two brothers, Leslie McKee of Philadelphia and Roy McKee of Meridian.
Pallbearers will be Kenny McKee, Kyle McKee, Cameron Myers, John McKee, Mike Skinner, Elmer Lee Moore and Leslie Rush Neal.

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