OBITUARIES FOR MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2001
EMMA RENE COODY CHAPMAN
GILBERTOWN, Ala. Services for Emma Rene Coody Chapman will be held today at 2 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Douglas Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Gilbertown Cemetery.
Mrs. Chapman, 83, of Gilbertown, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include four sons, the Rev. Ray Chapman of Toxey, Randall Chapman and his wife, Angela, Wendall Chapman and his wife, Pam, and Tony Chapman and his wife, Mary, all of Gilbertown; four daughters, Faye Hudson and her husband, James, of Coffeeville, Ala, Joyce Turner and her husband, David, of Needham, Lynette Daniels and her husband, Paul, of Gilbertown, and Shelia Bonner and her husband, David, of Toxey; 22 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren.
ESTHER MAE GIBBON
NEWTON Services for Esther Mae Gibbon will be held today at 2 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Laird officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Gibbon, 86, of Whitfield, formerly of Chunky, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Jaquith Nursing Home in Whitfield.
Survivors include two daughters, Alfreda Laird and her husband, R.S., of Chunky, Jane Thrasher and her husband, Butch, of Brandon; a grandson, Jeffery Laird of Chunky; three granddaughters, Deborah White of Little Rock, Jean Laird of Chunky and Toni Thrasher of Brandon; five great-grandchildren, Vicky and David White of Little Rock and Lauren, Megan and Taylor Laird of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse C. Gibbon and her parents, K.E. and Ellie Rea Chisholm Smith.
Pallbearers will be David White, Andy White, Chester Wells, Dale Alexander, Pat Wells, Clinton Carpenter, Phillip Carpenter, Hailey Snowden and Byron Alexander.
MARY B. PENDERGRASS
MACON Services for Mary B. Pendergrass will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Soule Harbor Pentecostal Church in Shuqualak with the Revs. Gerald Butler and Darren Chester officiating. Burial will be in Butler Cemetery with Cockrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Pendergrass, 87, of Shuqualak, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at Noxubee General Hospital.
Survivors include a daughter, Bernice Foster of Manassas, Va.; four sons, Aubry Pendergrass of Van Cleave, Glenn Pendergrass of Shuqualak, Jerry Pendergrass of Ocean Springs and Roy Pendergrass of Jackson; a sister, Rachel Weaver of Shuqualak; 22 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Pendergrass and two sons, Paul and J.D. Pendergrass.
Visitation will be today from 7-9 p.m. at the church.
Graveside services for Ann Stevison will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Revs. Roger Doyle and Jerry Whitener officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Stevison, 54, of Meridian, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Guardian Angel Hospice. She was a member of Bridge Builders Fellowship Church and participated in Special Olympics.
Survivors include her mother, Robbie Lee Stevison of Meridian; four sisters, Fay Barousse and Marilyn Coates, both of Meridian, Judy West and Karilyn Baker, both of Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers, Steve Stevison and Michael Stevison, both of Meridian; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Daniel Charles Stevison.
The family requests memorials be made to Mississippi Special Olympics.
WALTER HENRY TISDALE
NEWTON Services for Walter Henry Tisdale will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hebron Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Laird officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Tisdale, 78, of Little Rock, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, in his home. He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church. Mr. Tisdale served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Ruth Tisdale of Little Rock; two daughters, Carolyn Freeman of Collinsville and Ann Turman of Newton; a son, Billy Laird of Little Rock; a sister, Elizabeth Swanner of Decatur; three brothers, Thomas Tisdale and Raymond Tisdale, both of Oklahoma City, and Billy Joe Tisdale of Meridian; nine grandchildren, Roger Reeves, Randy Reeves and Rita Murphy, all of Meridian, Margaret Mott, Kavin Laird and Deborah Steele, all of Little Rock, Steven Freeman of Collinsville and Gwen and Bryan Turman of Newton; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mittie McMullan Tisdale; a son, Billy Clay Reeves; and two brothers, Clarence and Eugene Tisdale.
Pallbearers will be Billy Chaney, Bennie Chaney, Ricky Chaney, Sonny Tisdale, Lamar Swanner and Jimmy Swanner.
Visitation will be today from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home and 30 minutes prior to the service.
DOUGLAS D. CALVERT
Services for Douglas D. Calvert will be held Saturday at noon at Pine Grove Church with the Rev. Curtis Dyer officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in the Martin Community. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Calvert, 57, of Marion, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Visitation will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home for Irma Garrett of Meridian who died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Queen City Nursing Home.