OBITUARIES FOR WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 2001
LETHA MAE DONALD ADAMS
GILBERTOWN, Ala. Services for Letha Mae Donald Adams will be held today at 11 a.m. at Heritage Church of God with the Revs. Bobby Brown and Clovis Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Barrytown Cemetery with Phillips Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Adams, 87, of Gilbertown, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, in Meridian.
Survivors include three sons, Clarance Adams of Atlanta, Kenny Adams of Gilbertown and Dr. Clyne Adams of Cullman; three daughters, Willie Mae Jenkins of Gilbertown, Euba Ann Young of Houston, Texas, and Ruth Taylor of Tibbie; a brother, Elmer Donald of Gilbertown; 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
RICHARD C. CAMPBELL
Retired from Raytheon Industries
Services for Richard C. Campbell will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Daniels officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mr. Campbell, 62, of Meridian, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene Hibbs Campbell of Meridian; two daughters, Patricia Yeakel of San Antonio, Texas and Mary Gibbs of Meridian; two grandsons, Richard Gibbs and Jackson Yeakel; two granddaughters, Melanie Gibbs and Andrea Yeakel; and a sister, Jacquelin Miller of Port Charlotte, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl H. Campbell and Nellie Burfoud Campbell.
The family requests memorials be made to Cure Autism Now (888-8AUTISM).
Pallbearers will be Timothy Yeakel, Richard Hitts, Charles Tets, John Couture and Brenthen Johnson.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.
CLARENCE W. EADY
Retired U.S. Navy
JACKSON Services for Clarence W. Eady will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home.
Mr. Eady, 59, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Medical Center. He was born July 1, 1942, in Brandon to Clarence and Clara Jane Eady. After graduating high school and community college he served in the U.S. Marine Corps prior to entering the U.S. Navy.
He loved and fought for his county, serving five tours in Vietnam. He retired from the Navy at age 39 as an E-6. Mr. Eady retired with full retirement benefits and a drawer full of memories and medals in his head which he never spoke of.
He was a wonderful father and husband and was loved by all who knew him. Mr. Eady was a devoted family man, who doted on his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of Forest Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Eady of Richland; a son, Bill Eady of Ridgeland; five daughters, Jan Hamilton of Florence, Suzanne Metcalf of Meridian, Anita Dubois of Bomburg, Germany, Paula Davison and Carolyn Chandler, both of Richland; his mother, Clara Eady of Jackson; two brothers, Tommy Eady of Harrisville and Don Eady of Memphis; two sisters, Judy Rushing of Jackson and Robin Weeks of Maryland; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Larry D. Eady; and a brother, Howard Eady.
The family requests memorials be made to the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, 16 Northtown Dr., Suite 100, Jackson, MS 39211.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 pm. and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
ALBERT H. PEEL
Services for Albert H. Peel will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home with the Revs. Dr. Hugh Poole and Ernie Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Sumter County Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Peel, 80, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at Baptist East Hospital in Montgomery, Ala. He was born in Boyd, Ala., on Dec. 17, 1920, and had called Cuba his home since 1965. Mr. Peel graduated from Livingston High School in 1938 and entered the U.S. Marine Corps along with his brother, John, in August of 1939.
After his tour in the Corps, he returned home where he took up the trade of automobile mechanic, a craft he continued performing well into his late 70s. He was a member of the American Legion Post 29, Sons of the Revolution and Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Survivors include his wife, Sheila Thompson Peel of Cuba, Ala.; three sons, Charles A. Peel and his wife, Donna, of Diamond Head, Col. David C. Peel and his wife, Margaret, of Kathleen, Ga., and Mark A. Peel of Mississippi; three stepsons, Peter Fekety of Little Rock, Ark., Stephen Fekety and his wife, Kay, of London, England, and Daniel Fekety and his wife, Jan, of Jacksonville, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Tanya Peel, Katrina Galavotti, C.A. Peel, Charlamayne Peel, Jonathan Peel, Amanda Fekety, Jay Fekety, Bubba Fekety and Julian Fekety; and a brother, Joseph C. Peel and his wife, Betty, of Haynesville, Ala.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Inez Peel Watson, Betty Lawrence and Lucille Newberry; and two brothers, Jack Peel and John Peel.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association or Gideon International, Sumter County Camp.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
JOHN LEROY TURNER JR.
GILBERTOWN, Ala. Services for John Leroy Turner Jr. will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Brightwater Cemetery.
Mr. Turner, 62, of Melvin, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Turner and a son, Johnny Turner, both of Melvin; two daughters, Tammy Dobbins and Eva James, both of Carmichael; two brothers, Jerry Turner of Melvin and Pee Wee Turner of Needham; two sisters, Lennie V. Griffin of Butler and Dean Copeland of Needham; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
BOOKER T. HARBIN
Retired from Acme Building Supply
Services for Booker T. Harbin will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Greater Morning Star Baptist Church with the Rev. David Bush officiating. Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Harbin, 77, of Meridian, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Fitch of Detroit, Barbara Houston and Linda Harbin, both of Meridian; three sons, Harold Harbin and Tony Harbin, both of Meridian, and Michael Harbin of Jacksonville, N.C.; a sister, Ethel Mae Carter of Meridian; eight stepsisters and three stepbrothers; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Felicia Hopson, 29, who died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, in her home.
LUKE EVANS SR.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Luke Evans Sr., of Enterprise, who died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, in his home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Gertrude Soons, 87, who died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at King's Daughters and Sons Rest Home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for William Griffith, 76, of Little Rock, who died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at Riley Hospital.