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HUGH LAWSON MCINNIS

By Staff
Retired from construction business
QUITMAN Services for Hugh Lawson McInnis will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mitchell McDonald officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
Mr. McInnis, 81, of Shubuta, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, in his home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II.
Survivors include a brother, Liston McInnis of Waynesboro; three sisters, Gladys Hailes of Shubuta, Christine Wilkinson of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Hilda Carter of Quitman.
Visitation will be today beginning at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
MILDER EUGENE THOMAS
Retired TAM International
WEST WEGO, La. Services for Milder Eugene Thomas will be held Wednesday at noon at Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home.
Mr. Thomas, 60, of West Wego, a former resident of Meridian, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, in his home.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine P. Thomas of West Wego; four children and their spouses, Craig and Lisa Thomas of Union, Michael and Dina Thomas of Byram, Douglas and Dena Thomas of Meridian and Allen and Bethany Ward of Meridian; three stepsons, David, Irving and Paul Baive; six grandchildren, Lauren Hodges, Lindsey, Chase and Kaleigh Thomas, Kayla Delaughter and Anna Katherine Ward; five step-children; two sisters, Elsie Smith of Decatur and Patsy Gower of Meridian; two brothers, Dave Wayne Thomas of Collinsville and Gerald R. "Sonny" Thomas of Brandon; 10 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dave N. and Olive Evans Thomas; a brother, Wendell J. Thomas; and a sister, Eva Ruth Taylor.
KENNETH RAYBURN WILSON
MBCI general laborer
SEBASTOPOL Graveside services for Kenneth Rayburn Wilson will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery #2 with the Rev. Doby Henry officiating. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Wilson, 39, of Philadelphia, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at Leake Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include his common-law wife, Susan Fraizer of Philadelphia; his father, Lee Willie Wilson of Carthage; his mother, Mable Wilson of Philadelphia; two daughters, Shelia Fraizer and Felicia Diane Fraizer both of Philadelphia; brothers, Randolph John of Tampa, Fla., Nelson Wilson, Derrick L. Wilson, Tony R. Wilson and Charles C. Wilson Sr., all of Philadelphia; sisters, Gloria J. Wilson, Sandra G. Wesley, Maria Wilson and Rebecca A. Wilson, all of Philadelphia.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Johnathon Keith Fraizer and Brian Keith Fraizer.
JAMES FRANKLIN COX
Electrical superintendent
UNION Services for James Franklin Cox will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Paul Suber and Marty Hillman officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Mr. Cox, 63, of Conehatta, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at the V.A. Hospital in Jackson. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Cox of Conehatta; a son, Joseph Cox of Conehatta; daughters, Sandra Barnes of Rocklin, Calif., Karen King of Biloxi, Melissa Morgan of Rocklin and Rachel Rushing of Biloxi; sisters, Catrina Massengale of Union, Josephine Tullus of Laurel and Diane Woods of Jackson; brothers, Brookes Cox of Hattiesburg and Terry Cox of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and nine grandchildren.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
THELMA MOORMAN HATCHER
Homemaker
COLLEGE PARK, GA. Services for Thelma Moorman Hatcher were held Friday, Feb. 22, in the chapel of Higgins and Sons Funeral Home with the Revs. Kelly Brisendine and Tom Fowler officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Hatcher, 84, of College Park, formerly of Meridian and Lauderdale, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, in College Park. She was a homemaker, member and past president of the Hemerocallis Society of Atlanta, and a member of Riverdale First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Roland L. Hatcher of College Park; a daughter, Joyce Wiley and her husband, Allen, of Grantville, Ga.; a grandson, Dewayne Wiley of Conyers, Ga., a sister, Muriel Prather and her husband, Ray, of Meridian; a brother, Jack Moorman Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Bessie Moorman; and a sister, Rosalie Moorman.
WAYNE MARVIN PARK
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Wayne Marvin Park, 80, of Meridian who died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
LOUISE WILLIAMS
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Louise Williams, 80, of Meridian, who died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.

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