Obituaries for Tuesday, June 4, 2002
UNION Services for Annistine Billy were to be held today at 11 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Emmett Denson and Deacon Billy Smith officiating. Burial was to be in the church cemetery. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Billy, 61, of Conehatta, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, Adam Billy of Carthage; two daughters, Leda Isaac of Philadelphia and Christine Billy of Conehatta; three sons, Danny King, Eric Billy and Roland King, all of Conehatta; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; four sisters, Nocie King and Florine Billy, both of Philadelphia, Geraldine Anderson and Dirattie Jenkins of Conehatta; a brother, Dalmon King of Walnut Grove; several nieces and nephews.
EMMA BOSWELL RATCLIFF
Retired store clerk
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Emma Boswell Ratcliff will be held today at 2 p.m. at Eureka Baptist Church with the Revs. Leon Ross and Dr. Bill Hoffer officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Lauderdale. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Ratcliff, 85, of Butler, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Willow Trace Nursing Center of Butler.
Survivors include her brother, Asa Boswell of Bedford, Va.; a granddaughter, Gay Lovette of Lisman; and four great-grandchildren.
PHILADELPHIA Services for Helen Bozeman will be held today at 3 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Revs. Dwight Falkenberry and Mark Cloys officiating. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Bozeman, 82, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Neshoba County Nursing Home. She was a retired supervisor for Wells Lamont.
Survivors include her daughters, Pat Chisolm and Judy McMillan, both of Philadelphia, and Sylvia Hardy of Northport, Ala.; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Herman Sullivan and Redmon Sullivan, both of Philadelphia; and a sister, Ann Willis of Denver, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Okla Bozeman and a son, Billy Bozeman.
EMMETTE L. MARTIN
Graveside services for Emmette L. Martin will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Dobrosky officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Martin, 77, of Meridian, died Monday, June 3, 2002, at Riley Hospital. He was a retired sales representative for Thomas J. Lipton, Inc. He was a member of the U.S. Army, having served in the Okinawa campaign. He was a member of Druid Hills United Methodist Church and Lipton Quarter Century Club.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Burnett Martin of Meridian; a daughter, Susan Kay Cumberland and her husband, Luke, of Meridian; a son, Bruce Martin and his wife, Julie, of Meridian; a sister, Mildred Martin of Meridian; grandchildren, Annie Kay Cumberland, Kathryn Elizabeth Martin,and Sara Elyse Cumberland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, I.E. and Ruth Martin; brothers, L.E. "Gene" Martin and Chester Martin.
Pallbearers will be George Bates, Elwood Qualls, Fred Snowden, Jim McAllister, Ronny Hampton, Walton Moore, David Cowart and Bill Ready Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Lipton Quaker Century Club, Billy Kent, and William F. "Bill" Reid.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Audrey Mosley will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Blackwater Baptist Church with the Rev. Roosevelt Clark officiating. Burial will be in Blackwater Cemetery. Enterprise Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mosley, 85, of DeKalb, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include her sister, Gennie Welch of DeKalb.
BESSIE GOLDMAN BOYD
Services for Bessie Goldman Boyd were held Saturday at 3 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Taylor Wallace and Glenn Brister officiating. Burial was in Enterprise Cemetery.
Mrs. Boyd, 100, of Enterprise, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, in Meridian. Mrs. Boyd would have celebrated her 101st birthday June 5. She was a member of Stonewall Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Dorothy Moore and her husband, Lamar, of Enterprise; a son, Howard Boyd of Northport, Ala.; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by husband, John W. Boyd, her parents, Henry Goldman and Sara Elizabeth Phillips Goldman; four brothers, James, Johnny, Clarence and Arthur Goldman Sr.; three sisters, Irene Hudson, Claudia Mae Wilkins, and Ethel Gunter; and a daughter-in-law, Vandella Boyd.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Goldman, Ronnie Weiss, Lee Gunter, Charles Griffin, R.L. Smith, Robert L. Williams.
ROGER D. WOODHAM
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Roger D. Woodham, 52, of Meridian, who died Monday, June 3, 2002, in Meridian.