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OBITUARIES FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2001

By Staff
DINTY W. WALSTON SR.
Retired mechanical engineer
MOBILE, Ala. Graveside services for Dinty W. Walston Sr. were held Saturday, March 24, at Mobile Memorial Gardens with the Revs. Al Harbour, Willard Leggett and Mac Fulcher officiating.
Mr. Walston, 67, a native of Meridian and a long time resident of Mobile, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Mobile Infirmary. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in mechanical engineering. Mr. Walston was a professional engineer in Alabama and North Carolina and was retired from Ceiba-Geigy Chemical Corp. after 25 years of service. He served in the U.S. Air Force, was a member of Forest Hill United Methodist Church in Mobile, an avid golfer, fisherman, hunter and a huge fan of the University of South Alabama baseball program.
Survivors include his wife, Ollie Jean Brown Walston of Mobile; a daughter, Lori Jean Walston of Mary Esther, Fla.; a son, Dinty W. Walston, Jr. and his wife, Cindy of Mobile; two brothers, George B. Walston Sr. of Meridian and Greg Ainsworth of Jackson, and a granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Walston of Mobile.
Pallbearers were Robert McLeod, Charles Nichols, Conrad Carpenter, Steve Sherwood, George Walston Jr., Wilson Stabler, Rodney Hardey and Jim Givens.
Honorary pallbearers were Charles Allen, Tom Baston, Sam Bugg, Carter Bryars Sr., Rick Crews, Earnie Farnell, Nolan Gamble, Johnny Halcomb, Wayne Herrington, Jim Johnson, John Madeira, Charlie McKee, Charles Neal, Bert Pearce and Bill Blackwood.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society in his name.
ROSIE MITCHELL
Retired laboratory technologist with Rush Foundation Hospital
Services for Rosie Mitchell will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Merrill Wade officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Ms. Mitchell, 74, of Meridian, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, in her home.
Survivors include three sisters, Annie Abraham and Marie White and her husband, E.J. "Whitey", all of Meridian, and Louise Seide of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Julia Clara Mitchell of Meridian; four nieces, Rose Marie Hudson and Billie Joyce Ray, both of Meridian, Mary Louise Nosser and Vickie Bourland of Columbus; eight nephews, George Mitchell Jr. of Birmingham, Dr. Woodie Abraham, Bilbo Mitchell III and Manny Mitchell, all of Meridian, Dr. Ralph Abraham of Hattiesburg, John Nosser Jr. of Vicksburg, E.J. Nosser of Shreveport, La. and George Seide of Encino, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents, E.J. and Mary Mitchell; brothers, Nebbie, Man and Bilbo Mitchell; and a sister, Effie Nosser.
The family requests memorials be made to St. Paul Episcopal Church, Meridian Community College or a favorite charity.
Pallbearers will be Manny Mitchell, Bilbo Mitchell, John Nosser Jr., E.J. Nosser, Ralph Abraham Jr., Scott Hudson, David Ray and John Lee Bourland.
Honorary pallbearers will be John White, George Seide, Adam Mitchell, David Ray Jr., George Mitchell Jr. and Rainey Scott.
MILDRED DUNN PARKER
Homemaker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Mildred Dunn Parker will be held today at 3 p.m. at Pentecostal Apostolic Church with the Revs. Charles Roark and Arnold Davis officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Parker, 65, of Noxapater, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, in her home.
Survivors include her husband, Dave Parker of Noxapater; four daughters, Sue Stevens of Philadelphia, Judy Alexander and Linda Parker, both of Noxapater, Donna Parker of Bush, La.; four sons, David "Bud" Parker of Louisville, Billy Parker of Ethel, Wendell Parker of Philadelphia and Jimmy Parker of Noxapater; three sisters, Sue Glisson of Jackson, Mattie Comans of Waynesville, N.C. and Margaret Jones of Jackson; 24 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joy Lynn Parker.
CARLIN ALMAN GRAHAM JR.
QUITMAN Services for Carlin Alman "C.A." Graham Jr. will be held today at 3 p.m. at J.C. Kirby and Son Lovers Lane Chapel in Bowling Green, Ky. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Elim Baptist Church Cemetery in Clarke County with Wright's Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.
Mr. Graham, 76, of Bowling Green, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, in Tennessee.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Barton Graham, two sons, Carlin Graham and Kerry Graham, all of Bowling Green; two daughters, Shelley Graham Money of Brentwood, Tenn., and Kelley Graham Hester of Atlanta; two brothers, Curtis H. Graham of Columbia, Mo. and Thomas L. Graham of Knoxville, Tenn.; a sister, Willie Pauline Williams of Commerce, Ga.; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorials be made to Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 6568, Louisville, KY 40206.
RUTHIE B. NICKERSON
Retired waitress from Red Hot Truck Stop
Graveside services for Ruthie B. Nickerson will be held today at 3 p.m. at Graham Cemetery with the Rev. Chuck Overby officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Nickerson, 73, of Meridian, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary E. Taylor and her husband, Bill, of Meridian and Kitty D. Peltier and her husband, Thomas, of Vancleve; two stepsons, Kidd Kelly and Raford Kelly, both of Tuscaloosa; three brothers, Edward Benton and George Benton and his wife, Faye, all of Meridian, and Calvin Benton and his wife, Joan, of Virginia; a sister, Ann Winham and her husband, Lester, of Meridian; grandchildren, W.C. Taylor, Ruthie Long, Jason Taylor, Paul M. Kelly, Charles Dees and Jennifer Taylor; great-grandchildren, Tommy Taylor, Tyler Long, Tanner Long, Christine Taylor, W.C. Taylor Jr., Dustin Kelly, Dexter Kelly and Cliff Allen; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Percey and Carrie Benton; her husband, Lee Nickerson; and two sons.
WADEAN JONES WHITTLE
Retired co-owner of City Jewelry in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA Services for Wadean Jones Whittle will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Revs. Jerry Beam and Andy Ray officiating. Burial will be in Bloomfield Cemetery.
Mrs. Whittle, 77, of Philadelphia, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Survivors include a son, Jim Whittle Jr., two sisters, Frances Kelley and Katherine Lofton, all of Philadelphia; three brothers, John Jones of Rawlins, Wyo., Thomas Jones and Irving Carl Jones, both of Philadelphia; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Whittle Sr. and a son, Hulon Whittle.
Visitation will be today from 2-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
IONE NORRIS
Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home for Ione Norris, 91, of Chunky, who died Sunday, March 25, 2001, in Meridian.
SAMUEL EDWARD COCKRELL
Arrangements were incomplete at James L. Osby Funeral Home for Samuel Edward Cockrell, 76, of Meridian, who died Monday, March 26, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
SARA S. STAMPER
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home of Newton for Sara S. Stamper, 80, of Marion, who died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
DELOIS A. PETERMAN
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Delois A. Peterman, 66, of Meridian, who died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.

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