OBITUARIES FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2001
She was preceded in death by her father, husbands, Fred and Glenn, and two nephews.
LIZZIE LEE FORD
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Lizzie Lee Ford will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Eureka Baptist Church with the Revs. Dr. Bill Hoffer and Franklin McLelland officiating. Burial will be in Eureka Cemetery with Bumpers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ford, 83, of Meridian, formerly of Fordtown, died Monday, July 23, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Powell Brewster of Meridian; a sister, Mary Arlene Miller of Tuscaloosa; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired restaurant owner
PHILADELPHIA Services for Mae Byrd will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Benny Buckley officiating. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Byrd, 83, of Philadelphia, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at Laird Hospital in Union.
Survivors include a sister, Lena Frances Hurt of Union; two nieces and a nephew.
Visitation will be today from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
WILLIE J. RUSH
DEKALB Services for Willie J. Rush will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Zion Moscow Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy R. Lyles officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Rush, 72, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at the VA Medical Center in Jackson.
Survivors include his wife, Mary S. Rush and a daughter, Felicia Rush, both of Greensboro, Ga.; two sons, Willie J. Rush Jr. of St. Louis and Willie J. Rush of Louisiana; his mother, Mandy R. Rush of Philadelphia; five sisters, Inez Acox of Memphis, Marie Drake, Ethel Smith, Sudie Mae Jones and Louise Duke Brown, all of East St. Louis; seven brothers, Monroe Rush and Paul Rush, both of Chicago, Mack Rush of Carson, Calif., Dave Rush of Moss Point, Benard Rush of Middleton, Va., Eugene Rush and Clarence Hill, both of Philadelphia; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father and two siblings.
Visitation will be Thursday from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
MARK DAVID BOWEN
Memorial services for Mark David Bowen will be held Aug. 11, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Mr. Bowen, 41, of Jacksonville, died Friday, July 6, 2001, at St. Luke Hospital in Jacksonville.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Norma and Tommy Sims of Lauderdale; a sister, Viki Delcambre of Jacksonville; two brothers, John Bowen of Columbus and Robert Bowen of Collinsville; several nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Kelly Parody of Jacksonville.
He was preceded in death by his father, James H. Bowen.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Eloise McMahan, 76, of Meridian, who died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, in her home.
THOMAS C. KEITH
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home of Newton for Thomas C. Keith, 80, of Decatur, who died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, in his home.