OBITUARIES FOR MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2001
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Westbrooks and her husband, James, of Dallas, and Denise Goforth and her husband, Brian, of Huntsville, Ala.; a sister, Billie Luke East; two brothers, Jeff P. Luke of Meridian and A.B. "Jake" Luke of Tuscaloosa; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Smith Jr.; her parents, John Bee and Willie Mae Seals Luke; and a granddaughter, Katelyn Goforth.
The family requests memorials be made to Give Kids the World, 210 South Bass Rd., Kissimmee, FL 34746; Vitas Health Care of Texas, Twin Towers South, 8585 N. Stimmons Freeway, Suite 700, Dallas, TX 75247; or Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church.
MAJ. GEN. CHARLES H. GINGLES, M.D.
JACKSON Graveside services for Maj. Gen. Charles H. Gingles, M.D. will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Magnolia Cemetery in Meridian. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Gingles, 91, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at The Orchard in Ridgeland. He was born in Kirksey, Ky., on June 22, 1910. He received a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Oklahoma. Gen. Gingles served 33 years active military service in the Army Medical Corps, where he rose from lieutenant to major general.
His military career included serving as chief of medical service with the Army Hospital at Fort McClellan, Ala., commanding officer of the 53rd General Hospital and as executive officer of the 21st General Hospital at Fort Benning, Ga.; and commanding officer of the 91st Medical Gas Battalion at Camp Livingston, La. In the European Theater of Operations, he was appointed commanding officer of Evacuation Hospitals for the First Army and the Third Army.
Following the end of World War II, Gen. Gingles held assignments in Washington D.C., where he was assigned to the Surgeon General. He later served as deputy commander of Tripler General Hospital in Hawaii, commander of the U.S. Army Hospital in Berlin and as commanding officer of the hospital at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, and of the Defense Medical Supply Center in New York.
His last military assignment was commander of Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco.
Following his military retirement, he was research administrator for the American Cancer Society in New York. During his career he received many awards and honors including the Distinguished Service Medal and the Department of Defense Joint Commendation Medal.
Gen. Gingles was a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Medical Association and the Association of Military Surgeons.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Royals Gingles of Jackson; a brother-in-law, Dr. James Lee Royals and his wife, Edrie, of Jackson; nephews, James Lee Royals III and his wife, Marilyn, of Jackson, and Charles Brookshire Royals and his wife, Lisa, of San Mateo, Calif.; great-nieces, Lee Ann and Katie Royals of Jackson; great-nephews, Brooks Royals and Adam Patterson of San Mateo.
VERA NELL HENDRIX CARLISLE
GILBERTOWN, Ala. Services for Vera Nell Hendrix Carlisle will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Mosley Bridge Congregational Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mosley Cemetery with Phillips Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Carlisle, 80, of Gilbertown, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, in Thomasville.
Survivors include her husband, John Kennon Carlisle of Jackson; a son, Joseph Michael "Mickey" Smith of Selma; four daughters, Sandra Kay Pugh of Jackson, Miss., Bonnie Ruth Parten of Thomasville, Wanda Gail Downs of Peterman and Pat Reed of Silas; two sisters, Alice Johnson of Gilbertown and Laverne Kelley of Binghamton, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Fredrick Walter Smith.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
GLEN WILSON PACE
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home of Newton for Glen Wilson Pace, 63, of Newton, who died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, in his home.
ROBERT H. JORDAN
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Robert H. Jordan, 69, of Meridian, who died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Julia Wire who died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, in her home.