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Visitation will be Friday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

By Staff
THELMA GERTRUDE GODWIN
Retired from General Box Company
Graveside services for Thelma Gertrude Godwin will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Long Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Rodney Anderson officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Godwin, 84, of Meridian, died Tuesday, July 23, 2002, in her home.
Survivors include her brother, Charles V. Morgan of the Tuxedo Community; two grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lee Godwin; and a son, Walter Lee Godwin Jr.
Memorials may be made to Harper's Hospice Care, 2404 15th St. Meridian, MS 39301.
Visitation will be Friday 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
WILLIE B. WALKER
Retired City of Meridian employee
Services for Willie B. Walker will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marvis Grant officiating. Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Walker, 72, of Meridian, died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at The Specialty Hospital of Meridian.
Survivors include his wife, Sara Walker and a special companion, Ada Pritchett, both of Meridian; sons, Willie James Bucard Walker and his wife, Sabrina, of Wichita, Kan., Stephen Walker and his wife, Jackie, of Clarksville, Tenn.; a step-son, Samuel Pritchett of Meridian; two daughters, Sara Ellen and her husband, Enoch, Suzie McGrear and her husband, Harvey, all of Thomasville, Ga.; three step-daughters, Mary Pritchett, Jessie Evans and her husband, Lester, and Yolanda Whitehead, all of Meridian; four foster children, Tonya Barron, Robert Davis, Angela Mays and her husband, Joseph, all of Meridian, and Rodricus Davis and his wife, Shontel, of Monroe, La.; 13 grandchildren, 15 step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen Walker and his father, Sam Jamison.
Visitation will be Friday 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
JAMES SHELDON WILLIAMSON
Kirkland Body Shop employee
Services for James "Jim" Sheldon Williamson will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. Clay Chancelor, Buddy Braddock and Shane Freeman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Williamson, 71, of the Causeyville Community, died Monday, July 22, 2002, in Causeyville.
Survivors include his wife, Imogene Williamson of Causeyville; a son, Ricky Williamson and his wife, Ann, of Stonewall; daughters, Donna Shirley and her husband, Randy, of Meridian, Barbara Christian and her husband, Willie D., of Cuba, Ala., and Tracy Runnels and her husband, Tim, of Toomsuba; 13 grandchildren, Michael and Steven Shirley, Ashley Vann, Tracy Chapman, Carl Singley Jr., James David Runnels, Jessica Williamson, Hollie Williamson, Sherri Williamson, Kim, Bryan, Danny and David Hardings; 30 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lois Robinson and her husband, Johnny, of Bucyrus, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Emma Jane Walker of Hammond, La., and Margaret Williamson of Bucyrus, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Noel and Sadie Williamson; brothers, Alton and Arnold Williamson; and a grandson, Lance Shirley.
Pallbearers will be Carl Ray Singley Jr., Steven Shirley, Marty Hagwood, Stacy Chapman, Michael Shirley, Roger Robinson, Dewayne Robinson and Curtis Kirkland.
Visitation will be Friday 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
BOBBYE RUTHERFORD MORRISON
Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home for Bobbye Rutherford Morrison, 77, of Montrose, Colo., who died Tuesday, July 23, 2002.
KENNEDY HENDERSON
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Kennedy Henderson, 39, of Meridian, who died, Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.

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