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franklin county times

Obituaries for Sunday, July 21, 2002

By Staff
PHILADELPHIA Services for Thermer Lee Townsend will be held today at 3 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Martis Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Fellowship Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Mrs. Townsend, 83, of Philadelphia, died Saturday, July 20, 2002, at Neshoba County Nursing Home in Philadelphia.
Survivors include her daughter, Frances Daniels, two sons, Jimmy Townsend and Billy Tom Townsend, all of Philadelphia; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jackie Drake and Mavis Sims and two brothers, Hickman Massey and Willis Massey, all of Philadelphia.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Franklin Townsend and her daughter, Tommie Charlotte Fleming.
Professional keyboard instructor
Graveside services for Dianne Ball Natale will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Daniels officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Natale, 50, of West Palm Beach, Fla. died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach. She was Director of Music at Bobb's Pianos and Organs in West Palm Beach, and had been a professional keyboard instructor for more than 15 years.
She was a graduate of Meridian High School, class of 1969 and Mississippi State University with a bachelor's of arts degree in music. While in high school, she was a member of the school band, Choralaires, Lamplighters, Phi Kappa little sister and the Dusty Social Club. While attending Mississippi State University, she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority, Pi Kappa Alpha little sister and a member of the University marching band and orchestra. While living in Meridian she was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
Survivors include her two children, Kimberly and Steven Natale, a sister, Deborah Ball Lau and her husband, Dr. Glenn Lau, a brother, Timothy Ball and his wife,Becky, a nephew Jeffrey Ball, and a niece, Rosey Lau.
She was preceded in death by her parents Jimmy and Jeanette Ball and a brother, Phillip Ball.
Visitation will be Monday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Graveside services for Barbara Bridges will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Hickory Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Sephus Garrett officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Bridges, 32, of Meridian, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at Riley Hospital. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Independent Methodist Church.
Survivors include three brothers, Jessie Bridges and Johnny Bridges and his wife, Cassy, all of Meridian; and David Bridges and his wife, Sabrina, of Brandon; two nephews and one niece.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Mary Bridges.
Visitation will be held today from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the funeral home.