Obituaries for Friday, June 28, 2002
REV. JESSIE LEE HUNTER
Services for the Rev. Jessie Lee "J.L." Hunter will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Okatibbee Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie E. Buckley officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Enterprise Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rev. Hunter, 89, of Meridian, died Friday, June 21, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital. He attended Lauderdale County Schools after moving to Meridian and furthered his education at Meridian Baptist Seminary under the leadership of the Southern Baptist. He received many certificates and a diploma and did further studies toward his bachelor's of theology degree.
Rev. Hunter was pastor of Altare Baptist Church in Newton and retired in 1999 after faithfully serving the members of the church for more than 39 years.
Survivors include his wife, Bernie Hunter of Meridian; three sons, James Hunter and Dr. Eugene Hunter, both of Meridian and Lewis Hunter of Cincinnati; three daughters, Lena B. Johnson of Hesperia, Calif., Wynell Edwards of Nashville, Tenn., and Lillie Lewis of Brookhaven; one brother, Willie B. Hunter of Cleveland, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by 12 brothers and a sister.
Visitation will be today from 7 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
UNION Services for Milton Usry will be today at 3 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Paul Swindle and Michael Wells officiating. Burial will be in Union City Cemetery.
Mr. Usry, 64, of Union, died Thursday, June, 27, 2002 in Meridian.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Usry of Union; his mother, Heleane Usry of Forest; a son, Chris Usry and a daughter, Laura Usry, both of Union; three grandchildren; two sisters, Sue Norman of Forest; and Pauline Tedder of Meridian; two brothers, Wilbert Usry of Forest; and Rodney Usry of Chunky.
Visitation will be today from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
ROBERT CLAY KILPATRICK
DEKALB Services for Robert Clay Kilpatrick will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with the Rev. James Ruffin officiating. Burial will be in Pine Crest Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Kilpatrick, 84, of DeKalb, died Thursday, June 27, 2002, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was a retired pharmacist with Stribling Drugs of Philadelphia and was a member of DeKalb Baptist Church where he was a deacon for 38 years.
Mr. Kilpatrick was a World War II veteran with the U.S. Navy where he was a chief pharmacist mate.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Kilpatrick of DeKalb; a daughter, Mary Ann Douglas of Dallas; a son, Robert Van Kilpatrick and his wife, Jeanie, and a grandson, Michael Kilpatrick, all of DeKalb; two step-grandchildren, John Beshears and his wife, Tammy, of Coffeeville; and David Breshears of Lexington, Ky.; a great-granddaughter, Erin Marie Beshears of Coffeeville; a sister, Drucilla Stevens of Green Cove, Fla. and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Bill Jarvis, Houston Jarvis, John Beshears, J. L. White, Bob McKie Jr., Larry Stribling and Bill Anderson.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
EDRIE M. SOLLIE
Services for Edrie M. Sollie will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Everett Bonner officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Sollie, 99, of Meridian, died Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at Guardian Angel Hospice. She was a retired secretary for Long Creek Water Association. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and was a devoted wife and mother.
Survivors include her sons, Raymond Sollie and his wife, Sally, of Starkville and William "Bill" Sollie of Meridian; a daughter, Winnifred L Jay and her husband, Billy Gene, of Meridian; a sister, Cecil Kerney of Starkville; five grandchildren, Ray Sollie and his wife, Laura, Mark Sollie and his wife, Kay, Donna Hill and her husband, Chuck of Auburn, Ala., Gene Jay and his wife, Shirley, of Meridian, and Teresa Roberts and her husband, Ronny, of Meridian; 12 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Sollie and her parents, Hiram Jackson and Belle Thomas Jackson.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Jay, Joe Jay, Eric James, Ray Sollie, Mark Sollie,and Chuck Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Jay and Ronnie Roberts.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
KATIE JOHNSON HARRISON
Graveside services for Katie Johnson Harrison will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Paul McDonald officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Harrison, 94, of Enterprise, died Thursday, June 27, 2002, at McNeil Personal Care Home. She was a retired teacher who taught in the surrounding county schools for a short time before coming to the Meridian Public School System at old "Stephenson" where she taught sixth grade for many years.