OBITUARIES FOR THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2001
BEN ELFRING JR.
Retired oil field worker
QUITMAN Graveside services for Ben Elfring Jr. will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Goodwater Cemetery with the Revs. C.C. Burns and Roger Ivey officiating. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Elfring, 70, of Shubuta, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at South Central Regional Hospital in Laurel. He was a retired oil field worker.
Survivors include his wife, Jennie Elfring of Waynesboro; two sons, Clarence Elfring of Shubuta and Phil Elfring of Columbus; a daughter, Linda Walters of Laurel; a brother, Ben Elfring of Quitman; two sisters, Willie Mae Smith of Clarksdale and Ann Cooley of Heidelberg; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
BARBARA L. TINGLE
Inventory Specialty employee
Services for Barbara L. Tingle will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel in Meridian with the Rev. Leon Tingle officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Church Cemetery in Newton with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home of DeKalb in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Tingle, 46, of Newton, formerly of Flint, Mich., died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, David L. Tingle, two daughters, Benjuara Smith and her husband, George, and Saquanda Tingle, two sons, Ural Lee Watts Sr. and his wife, Sebrina, all of Newton and David A. Tingle of Flint; seven grandchildren; her mother, Dona Bailey of Davison, Mich.; a sister, Alicia O'Hara of Flint; a brother, Dale Wells of Davison; and several other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father and a brother.
Visitation will be Friday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the E.E. McDonald Chapel in Meridian.
BILLY FORD HUSBAND
FOREST Services for Billy Ford Husband will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Forest. Burial will in Carr's Church Cemetery in the Homewood Community of Smith County.
Mr. Husband died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was born July 1, 1928, in the Goodwater Community of Smith County. He was the oldest child of the late Royce and Lela Husband. At an early age, Mr. Husband moved to Forrest County, where he was educated. He later joined the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he served his country with distinction. Following an honorable discharge, he relocated with his family to Meridian.
Mr. Husband married the former Barbara Ann Byrd of the Clear Springs Community of Smith County. The couple celebrated their golden anniversary with a dinner party in October 2000 and celebrated their actual golden anniversary on Dec. 26, 2000.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Barbara Ann; three sons, Dwight (an engineer from Atlanta) and his wife, Jan, Barry (an engineer from Tallahassee, Fla.) and his wife, Maria, and Phillip (an attorney from Alexandria, Va.); a daughter, Betty (a medical doctor from Chattanooga, Tenn.); three grandsons Leland Dwight (a cadet at the United States Military Academy), Graham and Barry Lynn; twin granddaughters, Sydney and Shelby, and granddaughter, Sara.
Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at the funeral home.
CHARLIE L. HARRISON
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Charlie L. Harrison, 77, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
MARVIN R. MCNEEL
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Marvin R. McNeel, 92, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at his home.
JIMMY C. SMITH
Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home for Jimmy C. Smith, 64, of Bailey, who died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital.