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Obituaries for Tuesday, July 16, 2002

By Staff
FRANCIS KENMORE CROSBY
Retired truck driver
QUITMAN Graveside services for Francis Kenmore Crosby were held today at 11 a.m. at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. David Mills officiating. Wright's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Crosby, 70, of Enterprise, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at Lakeside Living Center in Quitman.
Survivors include his wife, Jessie M. Crosby of Enterprise; two sons, Eddie Crosby of Enterprise and Jimmy Ainsworth of DeKalb; two daughters, Sue Adkins of Union and Donna Boykin of Quitman; his brother, Danny Crosby of Lake Charles, La.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
BARNEY TUCKER
Retired sheet metal worker
Graveside services for Barney Tucker will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Sephus Garrett officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Tucker, 87, of Meridian, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at Heartfelt Hospice. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II.
Survivors include his sons, Tim Tucker and his wife, Evelyn, and Jerry Tucker and his wife, Ruth, all of Meridian; five grandchildren, Jeff Tucker and his wife, Sharon, of Philadelphia, Timothy Tucker of Meridian, Terri Rainer and her husband, Charlie, of Meridian, Susan Baggett and her husband, Steve, of Decatur, and Jerry Tucker Jr. of Meridian; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Lottie Dearman and her husband, Cliff, and Josephine Heblon Carter and her husband, Melvin, all of Meridian; a special friend, Lenard Percell and his wife, Wilma, of Meridian; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethrine Tucker.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
JAMES GARRETT CULBERSON
MONTEVALLO, Ala. Services for James Garrett Culberson will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Charter Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Harper officiating. Burial will be in Moores Cemetery at Moores Crossroads.
Mr. Culberson, 20, died Saturday, July 13, 2002. He was a 2000 graduate of Thompson High School, where he was active in the U.S. Army R.O.T.C. for four years. He was employed by McCain Engineering and a member of Siluria Baptist Church.
Survivors include his parents, James Edward and Lisa Walker Culberson, two brothers, Eric Lain Culberson and Adam Grey Culberson, a sister, Lisa Elizabeth Culberson, all of Montevallo; his grandparents, Dewain and Liz Walker, and great-grandparents, A.J. and Marie Davis, all of Meridian.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Alene Burt of DeKalb; and his grandparents, James T. and Ouida Culberson of DeKalb.
Pallbearers will be Jared Kato, Derek Smith, John Donaldson, Jeremy Mize, Jared Lawley and Brandon Hawkins.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
WENDELL RAY WILKERSON
PHILADELPHIA Services for Wendell Ray Wilkerson will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Revs. Jerry Wilkerson and James Burrell officiating. Burial will be in Herbert Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Mr. Wilkerson, 46, of Neshoba County, died Monday, July 15, 2002, at Hospice in His Hands in Madden.
Survivors include his sisters, Peggy Watkins and Mary Sullivan, both from Philadelphia; brothers, Clyde Wilkerson of Moss Point, Billy Wilkerson of Bellwood, Ala., Curtis Wilkerson of Meridian, Jimmy Wilkerson of Union and Charles Wilkerson of Jackson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Nannie Wilkerson.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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