Obituaries for Wednesday, July 31, 2002
CELESTE ALLISON HOBBS
Graveside services for Celeste Allison Hobbs were to be held today at 11 a.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Wall officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hobbs, 100, of Meridian, died Sunday, July 28, 2002.
Survivors include her daughters, Elizabeth Hobbs Cole and her husband, Robert, of Montgomery,Ala., and Carol Hobbs Mulvey of Manchester, N.H.; grandchildren,four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a niece, Allison Scruggs and her husband, Jimmy, of Marion, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kelly Calloway Hobbs.
WIRT M. HAYES
YAZOO CITY Graveside services for Wirt M. Hayes will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Easterling officiating. Stricklin King Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hayes, 80, of Yazoo City, died Monday, July 29, 2002, at St. Dominics-Jackson Memorial Hospital. He was a retired salesman with Jackson Paper Company. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Alabama in World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Hayes of Yazoo City; a son, Wirt Ross Hayes of Lexington; a daughter, Becky H. Garrett of Eupora; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a brother, Wendell Hayes of Nashville, Tenn.; and two sisters, Annette Snowden of Temple, Texas, and Minnie Preston of Detroit.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Jerry Long, William McKinley, Luther Boggan, Gene Richardson, Thomas Long, Seth Wafford and Danny Williams.
Visitation will be today beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
NEWTON Services for Loretta "Rita" Evans will be today at 2 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Richard Ethridge officiating. Burial will be in Newton County Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Evans, 70, of Newton died Monday, July 29, 2002, at Newton Regional Hospital.
Survivors include her sister, Margie Blackwell of Newton; four nieces and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Reed Evans; her parents, Earnest and Retha Tillman Myers; and a son, James Madison Evans.
JESSE M. SAVELL
QUITMAN Services for Jesse M. Savell will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery in Clarke County.
Mr. Savell, 19, of Chunky, died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital. He served in the U.S. Marines.
Survivors include his father, Richard Joe Savell Sr., his mother, Ann Savell and a brother, Richard Joe Savell Jr., all of Chunky; his grandparents, Carl and Reecie Harrison of Meehan, and Murry and Edwina Weaver of Mobile.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, William C. Savell.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
GEORGE HAL SOUL… SR.
Services for George Hal Soul Sr. will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Elvin Sunds officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Soul, 90, of Meridian, died Monday, July 29, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
He was born Jan. 6, 1912, the son of George Wilberforce and Constance Gara Soul of "Dreamland on the Narrows," in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Mr. Soul, whose father founded Soul Steam Feed Works in 1893 in Meridian, received his early education in Meridian and Florida. He graduated from Palm Beach High School, West Palm Beach, Fla., in 1929.
An intensely analytical mind as well as skills and interests developed during summer apprenticeships at Soul Steam Feed Works influenced his choice of colleges. He entered Georgia Tech in the fall of that year.
Following studies in electrical and mechanical engineering, Mr. Soul returned to Meridian in 1933 to begin his life's work. Early in his career Mr. Soul worked as a machinist, salesman and manager. His many successes led to appointment as president of the company in 1949. He served as chairman of the board of directors until his retirement in 1986.
Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Eileen O'Rorke Soul; a daughter, Mary Eileen Soul; a son, George Halbert Soul Jr.; a beloved grandson, George Halbert "Trey" Soul III; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert G. and Loletia Soul; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Eda Soul Keeton of Magnolia Springs, Ala.; and twin daughters, Charlotte and Susan who died in infancy.
Pallbearers will be John Massey, Robert Glenn, Dan Self, Albert Weems and Tom Zettler.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Stack, Richard Wilbourn, Phillip Hughes, Dr. Anthony Fouts, Hunter George Weddington and G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
KYLE PRITCHETT BOES
Services for Kyle Pritchett Boes will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at North Park Church of God with the Rev. Earl Wheatley officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Kyle, 21/2 months, of Meridian, died Monday, July 29, 2002, at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Survivors include his parents, Dr. Bret and Dawn Boes of Meridian; two brothers, Dawson and Cade Boes; his maternal grandparents, David and Dale Pritchett; his paternal grandparents, Barry and Sharon Boes, and his great-grandfather, William Pritchett, all of Meridian.
Visitation will be Thursday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church.
SUSAN ANN GRIFFIN
Graveside services for Susan "Sue" Ann Griffin will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Hugh C. Davis officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Griffin, 32, of Meridian, died Sunday, July 28, 2002, in Birmingham, Ala.
Survivors include her daughter, Tina Marie Sullivan; two sons, Travis "Trey" Eugene Sullivan III and Robert Matthew, all of Meridian; her mother, Judy Rash and her husband, Jimmie, of Collinsville; her father, David Griffin of Meridian; a sister, Tammy McGowin and her husband, Ronald, of Meridian; her grandmother, Ruth "Moomoo" Sherill of Meridian; a niece, LeAnn Bunch; and a nephew, Rock McGowin.
Visitation will be Thursday 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
SUDIE MAE GRIMES
UNION Services for Sudie Mae Grimes will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Mark McDonald and Billy Ray Gibbs officiating. Burial will be in Pine Bluff Church Cemetery in Newton.
Mrs. Grimes, 81, of Newton, died Monday, July 29, 2002, at Newton Regional Hospital.
Survivors include her daughter, Lucy J. Weeks of Decatur; a son, Carl Grimes of Decatur; two brothers, Dallas McKinion of Ocean Springs and Cleo McKinion of Brandon; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Mary Walk, 59, of Meridian, who died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
ELLA M. JOHNSON
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Ella M. Johnson, of Meridian, who died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, in her home.