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Obituaries for Monday, June 24, 2002

By Staff
VIRGINIA DENHAM
QUITMAN Services for Virginia "Virgie" Denham were to be held today at 10 a.m. at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Ed Holloman and Ronnie Cooper officiating. Burial was to be in Elim Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Denham, 91, of Quitman, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at H.C. Watkins Memorial Hospital in Quitman.
Survivors include her sons, John T. "Tommy" Denham and his wife, Claudette, and Aaron Denham and his wife, Jean, of Linden, Ala.; her daughter, Wilma Holloman and her husband, the Rev. Ed Holloman, of Quitman; a sister, Margie Herrington of Meridian; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and six great-great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.P. Denham; and a son, James Denham.
REV. HAROLD MILLER
Retired
Services for the Rev. Harold Miller will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W.D. Pigott officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Church of God Cemetery.
Rev. Miller, 81, of Meridian, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Heartfelt Hospice. He was a retired Methodist minister with more than 50 years of service. He was a mason.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Rose Wolf Miller of Meridian; a son, Harold Wayne Miller of Norfolk, Va.; sisters, Marion Anderson of Meridian and Mettie Whitlock of Ridgeland.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Baggett, Gene Bryan, Feliz Bryan, Gary Davidson and Tommy Galyean.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
BELINDA FAYE DRODDY
UNION Services for Belinda Faye Droddy will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy McDill officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Droddy, 50, of Elizabeth, La., died Friday, June 21, 2002, in her home.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Wayne Droddy of Elizabeth; her sons, Christopher David Boney and Kevin Bryce Boney, both of Quitman; a daughter, Brittany Blair Boney of Quitman; a stepson, Jeremy Droddy of Elizabeth; her parents, Tom and Sue Hollingsworth of Little Rock; three sisters, Shelia Tucker of Meridian, Karen White of Little Rock and Kay Evans of Newton; a brother, Jeff Hollingsworth of Collinsville; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a stepson, Terry Droddy of Elizabeth.
WILLIE MAE CANTRELL RIDINGER
Retired
Services for Willie Mae Cantrell Ridinger will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church with the Revs. Jackie Strebeck and Keith Grubbs officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ridinger, 75, of Meridian, died Sunday, June 23, 2002, in Meridian. She was best known to most as "Granny" and was retired from Burnley Shirt Factory. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church. A loving mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her two daughters, Shirley Sisk and her husband, Jerry, and Mary Parkes and her husband, Demp, all of Meridian; a son, Walter Ridinger and his wife, Terry, of Meridian; grandchildren, Sarah Beckius and her husband, Jo, Emmy Parkes, Josh Parkes, Drew Ridinger, Anna Kathryn Ridinger, Robert Ridinger and Rena Warren; great-grandchildren, Journey Beckius and Tosha Warren; a stepson, W.L. Ridinger; a sister, Marie Lyons of South Carolina; a stepsister, Shirley Williams and her husband, Bobby, of Meridian; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Ridinger.
Memorials may be made to the Gideon Bibles.
Pallbearers will be Richard Morris, Sonny Morris, Bobby Ridinger, Josh Parkes, Drew Ridinger, Jo Beckius, Tony Grice, Allen Evans and Andrew Cooley.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
CLIFFORD WILLARD REYNOLDS
Self-employed jeweler
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Clifford Willard Reynolds will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Billy Burge and Gilbert Eaves officiating. Burial will be in Butler City Cemetery.
Mr. Reynolds, 78, of Butler, died Sunday, June 23, 2002, at Guardian Angel Hospice. He was a veteran of the Merchant Marines.
Survivors include his wife, Eloise M. Reynolds of Butler; a son, Gary M. Reynolds of Clearwater, Fla.; sisters, Dot Hyndes of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Elizabeth Morgan of Meridian; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
JOHN REED
Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home of DeKalb for John Reed, 70, of DeKalb, who died Sunday, June 23, 2002, at Mississippi Care Center in DeKalb.
JAMES L. CARTER
Arrangements were incomplete at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home for James L. Carter, 48, of Meridian, who died Sunday, June 23, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
SONNY HORNE
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Sonny Horne, of Meridian, who died, Monday, June 24, 2002, at Heartfelt Hospice.

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