Mrs. Creekmore, 88, of Meridian, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, in Meridian. She was a member of Lynville Methodist Church and retired from East Mississippi State Hospital.
Survivors include her three sons, Earl Creekmore and his wife, Pat, Robert Creekmore and his wife, Cynthia, and Virgil Creekmore; a stepdaughter, Rubye Massey; four brothers and one sister; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Johnson Creekmore; four sons, Jack Jr., Clifton, Clyde and Johnnie Creekmore; her parents, Tom and Gertrude Jones; three brothers and two sisters.
Pallbearers will be Andy Creekmore, Chris Creekmore, Buddy Massey, Irvin Sharp, Jackie Branning and James Branning.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Mildred "Kitten" Boshers will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Thad Moore officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Pine Bluff, Ark. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Boshers, 76, of Meridian, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, in her home. She was a retired administrator and member of Southside Baptist Church in Pine Bluff.
Survivors include her cousins, Brandi Goodman and her husband, Kerry, and London Goodman, all of Meridian.
Memorials may be made to Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
EVA JOHNSON CASTLE
RIDGELAND Services for Eva Johnson Castle will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Meridian. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Castle, 90, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at The Home Place in Madison. Mrs. Castle was born in Meridian on March 9, 1912, she was a graduate of Meridian High School and a private business college in Meridian. She was formerly employed by the Soil Conservation Service and by Social Security Administration. Her joy in life was found through her family, her many friends and her spiritually.
In Meridian, Mrs. Castle was active in various clubs and civic activities. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Order of the Eastern Star. An active member of the Meridian Junior Auxiliary, she was made the first lifetime member. She also enjoyed reading and was often requested to present book reviews.
Throughout her life her greatest love and dedication outside her family, was her church. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church and it was there that she began her 50 years of teaching Sunday School. She was active in United Methodist Women and was awarded special life membership awards for her service in all three churches where she belonged.
In 1967, the Castles moved to Hattiesburg. While in Hattiesburg, she served on the Board of Directors for the Y.M.C.A. and was active in Main Street United Methodist Church. She and Mr. Castle formed a Sunday school class for young married couples. This was a very fulfilling time of ministry in her life as she saw the class grow greatly in size as well as in their individual relationships with God. It brought her great joy to share their lives.
After retirement, the Castles moved to Jackson to be closer to family members. She once again became active in church at Christ United Methodist Church. She taught the J.T. Griffin Sunday School class until she was asked to start a class to meet during the later service. The membership elected to call this class the Castle Class. Additionally, Mrs. Castle was named an honorary member of the board of stewards, and also served on the Conference Committee working to establish a retirement home for seniors in the area. She became an active part of the Monday Morning Ladies Sharing Group and was its leader. She was especially fond of the Mondays spent at The Home Place where she spent the last years of her life.
Until her death she remained active in ministry to all who crossed her path. Her sweet spirit and her love of the Lord remained intact, and she continued to spread His love.
Survivors include her daughters, Cille Horner and her husband, Jerry, of Jackson, Kay Beard and her husband, Tommy, of Snellville, Ga.; a son, Bob Castle and his wife, Ann, of Georgetown, Texas; eight grandchildren, Gene Horner and his wife, Andrea, Steve Horner and his wife, Alison, and Sheila Horner Pinson, of Jackson, Tom Beard of Asheville, N.C., Leigh Ann Beard of Hattiesburg, Rob Castle and his wife, Christi, of Dallas, Chris Castle and his wife, Jennifer, of Houston, Texas, and Cindy Castle Weathers and her husband, Doug, of Decatur, Ala.; six great-grandchildren, Heather, Abby, Price and Jill Horner, and Wesley Pinson, of Jackson, and Anna Claire Weathers of Decatur, Ala.; a sister-in-law, Martha Johnson of Meridian; a niece, Beth McSweeney and her husband, Mike, of Meridian; a nephew, Dr. John R. Castle and his wife, Genia, of Atlanta.
She was preceded in death by her husband, R.M. Castle.
Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 5301 Old Canton Road, Jackson, MS 39211 or The Home Place, P.O. Box 720, Madison, MS 39130-0720.
Pallbearers will be Gene Horner, Steve Horner, Rob Castle, Chris Castle, Doug Weathers, Tom Beard, W.C. Noblin Jr., Dean Gebhart, Robert A. Bailey and Doug Ferris.
Visitation will be today at 4 p.m. 6 p.m. at the church fellowship hall in Jackson.
EDWARD G. WILLIAMS
Services for Edward G. "Big Ed" Williams will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel with the Rev. Chester Davis Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Church Cemetery in Collinsville. E.E. McDonald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Williams, 46, of Meridian, died Friday, July 5, 2002, at Biloxi Community Living Center.
Survivors include his mother, Rebecca L. Williams of Meridian; a brother, Raymond Ruffin and his wife, Melva, of San Diego; five sisters, Rita Hendrix and her husband, Larry, of Mitzpe Ramon, Israel, Loretta Burrage of Lake, Rosa McQuirter and her husband, Eugene, Edie Nicholson and her husband, Victor, and Leatrice Madison and her husband, Henry, all of Meridian; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father and a sister.
Visitation will be Friday 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel.
MARY R. HOUSTON
Arrangements were incomplete at E.E. McDonald Funeral Home for Mary R. Houston, 77, of DeKalb, who died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
JACQUELYN M. MAULDIN
Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home for Jacquelyn M. Mauldin, 79, of Enterprise, who died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at Heartfelt Hospice.