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Obituaries for Wednesday, July 24, 2002

By Staff
Memorial services for Pauline Shaw Daniels will be held today at noon at Barham Funeral Home chapel.
Mrs. Daniels, 80, of Meridian, died Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at Queen City Hospice.
Survivors include her daughter, Billie Prince and a grandson, John Prince, both of Mobile, Ala.; nieces, Pam Tvarcunas and Barbara Branning, nephews, Maxwell Reynolds and Bernard Shaw, all of Meridian; and several other nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be today 10 a.m.-noon at the funeral home.
WAXAHACHIE, Texas Services for Lillian Margareth Southerland will be held today at 1 p.m. at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Avery officiating. Burial will be in Pendleton Cemetery.
Mrs. Southerland, 85, of Waxahachie, formerly of Meridian, died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at Baylor Medical Center in Ellis County, Texas. She was born Jan. 19, 1917, in DuQuoin, Ill., to Herbert J. and Zella Mae Foster McCullough.
She was a National Debate Champion at DuQuoin High School. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 1938. She was the music and educational director, and secretary at First Baptist Church in Temple. Mrs. Southerland was instrumental in rebuilding the church after a fire in 1939.
She married Preston Jack Southerland on Oct. 29, 1940, and as a pastor's wife, was the music director for seven different churches.
Her passion was reading and studying the Bible. She also taught speech and drama for 20 years in Stamford, Texas, and was especially fond of Shakespeare.
Mrs. Southerland was an award winning theatre director and civic leader. She was selected as "Woman of the Year" in Stamford in 1990, and she was active in the Stamford Music Club. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma, served as president of the Alumni Association of her graduating class, a member of the Retired Teachers Association, the International Thespian Society and Professional Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity.
She loved to travel all over the world and was a wonderful homemaker, hostess, mother, grandmother and friend. Her love and influence will continue for many generations to come.
Survivors include her two daughters, Susan Bailey of Lake Tahoe, Calif., and Jacquelyn Avery and her husband, Tim, of Waxahachie; a brother, Harold Dean McCullough of Bryan, Texas; a sister, Jeanne Trumbull of Gainesville, Texas; grandchildren, Tishri Grace Bailey, Lisa Yvon Holm, Joel Brandon Avery and Taylor Jordan Avery; two great-grandchildren, Joshua Allen Holm and Rachel Christine Holm; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by husband of 32 years, Preston Jack Southerland; two sisters, Laura Lee McDurmon and Dorothy June Corzine.
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WAYNESBORO Services for Cecil Woodard Farrar Sr. will be held today at 2 p.m. Freeman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bedford Landers. Burial will be in Waynesboro Cemetery.
Mr. Farrar, died Monday, July 22, 2002, at Wayne General Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Ellena Farrar of Waynesboro; son, C.W. "Sonny" Farrar Jr., of Laurel; his daughter, Calie Sue Stephens and her husband, Tony, of Collinsville; sister, Sallie Harper of Louisville; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services for Lewis Arthur James Jr. will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bonita with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. James, 76, of Meridian, died Friday, July 12, 2002, in Bloomington, Minn.
Visitation will be today 10 a.m.-noon at the funeral home.