OBITUARIES FOR TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2001
REV. KENNETH JONES
FOREST Services for the Rev. Kenneth Jones were held Monday at Ephesus Baptist Church in Scott County with the Revs. Robert Miles and Jim Everett officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Rev. Jones, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at S.E. Lackey Memorial Hospital in Forest. He served as pastor for 46 years, serving 37 years as pastor of Ephesus Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Thenetia Brogdon Jones; his mother, Trudie Brantley Jones of Forest; a son, Mark Jones of Carthage; a daughter, Carol Ann Jones of Forest; three brothers, Andy Jones and Joe Jones, both of Forest, Lonnie Jones of Fort Worth; two sisters, Dorothy Reeves of Morton and Rita Waggoner of Forest; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, David Jones and his father, Cecil Jones.
CECIL PRICE SR.
Employee with American Rental in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA Services for Cecil Price Sr. were to be held today at 10 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Beam officiating. Burial was to be in Eastlawn Cemetery.
Mr. Price, 63, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at University Medical Center in Jackson. He was born and raised in Flora and had made his home in Philadelphia for 43 years. He was a Methodist by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Conner Williams Price, a son, Cecil Price Jr. and his wife, Kim, a granddaughter, Cecily Kate Price, and a grandson, William Bass Price, all of Philadelphia; a sister, Gertrude Price Wallace of Mendenhall; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers were to be Price Wallace, Gene Brown Sr., Jimmy McLain, Rodney Davidson, William Hamill, George Mars, Samac Richardson and Gaston Barrett.
The family requests memorials be made to First Untied Methodist Church Organ Fund of Philadelphia.
ABBIE MARGARET WEAVER WALDRUP
Services for Abbie Margaret Weaver Waldrup will be held today at 2 p.m. at Johns-Ridout's Southside Chapel with the Revs. Dr. Hughey Reynolds and Howard Collins officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. A memorial service is scheduled for May 17, at 3 p.m. at Episcopal Place in Birmingham.
Mrs. Waldrup, 81, of Birmingham, died Friday, May 4, 2001. She was a former member of Mountain Chapel for more than 38 years and presently a member of Highlands Methodist, where she served as treasurer for the United Methodist Women.
Survivors include a son, Jimmy Pate Waldrup and a daughter-in-law, Annella Elmore Waldrup, both of Birmingham; grandchildren, Margaret Annella Waldrup of Charlotte N.C. and Sarah Elizabeth Waldrup Powell, along with her husband, James Edward Powell III of Atlanta; a sister, Dr. Sarah Littleton Weaver Gibbs and her husband, James A., of Hattiesburg; two nieces, Patricia Ann Love Dawsey and her husband, the Rev. Cleve Dawsey, and their son, Matthew Holdon Dawsey of Picayune; and Sarah Catherine Love Graham and her husband, Commander James Graham of Washington, D.C., and their daughter, Abbie Graham Bowlick and her husband, Tony Bowlick, of Roswell, Ga. and their son, Daniel Graham of Gainesville, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, William Pate Waldrup, parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Lloyd Weaver; a brother, Lewis Namar Weaver; and sisters, Grace Mildred Weaver and Myrtle Catherine Weaver Love.
The family requests memorials be made to Highlands Methodist Church.
Visitation will be today one hour prior to the service.
VERDIE MAE CHICKAWAY
SEBASTOPOL Services for Verdie Mae Chickaway will be held today at 2 p.m. at St. Catherine Catholic Church with the Rev. David Hamm officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Chickaway, 59, of Conehatta, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include a son, Harold Wayne Lewis of Conehatta; five daughters, Jeanny Lewis, Hattie Chickaway, Veronica Stewart and Dolliana Chickaway, all of Conehatta, and Clarissa Stewart of Philadelphia; a brother, Thomas Ray Charley of Conehatta; three sisters, Mary Lou Jefferson, Elizabeth Anderson and Ester Lene Thomas, all of Conehatta; nine grandchildren, a great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Annie Thomas and a daughter, Marie Lewis.
KATHERINE VIRGINIA POPE
QUITMAN Services for Katherine Virginia Pope will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Knight's Valley Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Boulton and Claude Fleming Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Goodwater Cemetery with Wright's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Pope, 79, of Vossburg, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at Guardian Angel Hospice. She was a member of Knight's Valley Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Benny Pope of Vossburg and James Gayle Pope and his wife, Dorothy, of Philadelphia; two sisters, Louis Clarke of Orlando, Fla. and Ruth Williams of Laurel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests blood donations be made to United Blood Services of Meridian.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
MARY WILKINSON GRAHAM
Services for Mary Wilkinson Graham will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. Davey Wilkinson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Graham, 51, of Mobile, Ala., died Monday, May 7, 2001, in her home. She was a native of Meridian and a 1968 graduate of Southeast Lauderdale High School. She was a member of Orchard Baptist Church.
Survivors include her father, D.D. Wilkinson of Enterprise; her husband, Tommy Graham of Mobile; children, Jennifer Roberson Ladner of Florida, Jason Lamar Roberson of Jackson and Heather Roberson Dickson of Birmingham, Ala.; grandchildren, Hardy Cole Ladner of Florida, Adam Culp Roberson and Sybil Caroline Roberson, both of Jackson; brothers, William "Billy" Wilkinson of Hull, Ga., Lewis Cloyce Shettles of Gulfport, Doyce Wilkinson and Demar Wilkinson, both of Mobile, and Abe Wilkinson of Conyers, Ga.; sisters, Charity Marlow of Kittshill, Ohio, Ann Wilkinson of Arkansas, Faye Hollingsworth of Meridian, JoAnn Reese of Meridian and Sue Jones of Enterprise; and several nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Josie B. Wilkinson.
Pallbearers will be Sam Wilkinson, Eddie Humphrey, Larry Pearman, David Bell, Wade Wilkinson, Todd Wilkinson, Joe Wilkinson and Earl "Buster" Phillips. Honorary pallbearer will be Darin Jones.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. a the funeral home.