Obituaries for Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001
SEBASTOPOL Services for Ray Gentry will be held today at 11 a.m. at Milling Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Matt Clark officiating. Burial will be in Homewood Cemetery.
Mr. Gentry, 62, of Walnut Grove, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at Laird Hospital. He served in the Army National Guard.
Survivors include his mother, Lessie N. Gentry; daughters, Kathy Goolsby of Walnut Grove and Linda Wilkerson of Conehatta; brothers, Jeffery Gentry of Homewood and Ralph Wicker of Lake; sisters, Shirley Reeves of Popeville, Donna Shephard of Jackson and Marie Elmore of Homewood; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Mae Gentry; and his father, Authur Lee Gentry.
JONE MCLEMORE MOULDS WILLIAMS
Services for Jone McLemore Moulds Williams will be held today at 7:30 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Owen officiating.
Mrs. Williams, 62, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at University Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, George Walter Williams, the father of her children, Ivan Raymond "Tinker" Moulds, a son, Ivan Raymond "BoBo" Moulds II and his wife, Melba Rie, and a daughter, Tina Joan Moulds Estes, all of Meridian; a stepdaughter, Ava Elizabeth Larochia of Miami; a stepson, Preston Scott Williams of Cincinnati, Ohio; six grandchildren, Larry Wayne Murphy II, Jared Devin Cooley, Joshua Daniel Moulds, Danielle Marie Moulds and Zachary Lee Moulds, all of Meridian, and Jessica Larochia of Miami; a sister, Shar-Lon Ann Palmer of Bushnell, Fla.; a brother, Casper McLemore of Philadelphia; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Garfield McLemore and Elizabeth Ann McLaughlin McLemore; a grandson, baby boy Moulds; brothers, Roger Garfield, Chester Lavoy and Adolph McLemore; a sister, Opal Carolyn Dyess.
The family requests memorials be made to Oak Grove United Methodist Church Building Fund, 6084 Valley Rd., Meridian, MS 39307.
Visitation will be today beginning at 5 p.m.
RALPH DONALD BAGGETT
Retired from Kelly's Truck Plaza
Graveside services for Ralph Donald Baggett will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Revs. Buddy Petty and Jim Rickles officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Baggett, 74, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, in his home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a mason and member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Emily Baggett, a daughter, Jan Green, grandchildren, Sandy Williams and her husband, John, Christy Morrow and her husband, Chec, and Harold "Bubba" Green Jr., and a great-grandchild, Nancy Williams, all of Meridian.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Baggett; and his parents, Alton and Onie Baggett.
Pallbearers will be Harold Green, Billy Knight, Bobby Graham, Travis Harkins, Billy Hastings and Ray Boswell.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
EARLYENE SHEARON CULPEPPER
JONESBORO, Ark. Services for Earlyene Shearon Culpepper will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Emerson Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mike Martin and Dr. Michael officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery in York, Ala., at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Mrs. Culpepper, 92, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, Dec. 12 2001, at Rose Skill Care Nursing Center. She was a native of Cromwell, Ala., where she served as postmaster for several years.