Obituaries for Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Services for Bertha Sharp will be held today at noon at Weeping Mary Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa with the Rev. J.L. Simpson officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Oak Memorial Park. Rollins' Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Ms. Sharp, 91, of Atlanta, formerly of Tuscaloosa, died Friday, July 26, 2002, in Atlanta.
REV. BOBBY ALLEN BROWN
Church of God minister
GILBERTOWN, Ala. Services for the Rev. Bobby Allen Brown will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Heritage Church of God. Burial will be in Gilbertown Cemetery. Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rev. Brown, 73, of Gilbertown, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, in Gilbertown.
Survivors include his wife, Mauline Brown of Gilbertown; sons, the Rev. Jonathan Allen Brown of Butler, the Rev. J. Philip Brown of Azle, Texas, and the Rev. Timothy E. Brown of Birmingham; a daughter, Janet Brown Bedwell of Hattiesburg; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brothers, John Arthur Brown of Huntsville and Donald Brown of Minneapolis; sisters, Louise Spencer of Columbus, Ga., and Kaye Bryant of Millbrook, Ala.
Memorials may be made to Hall of Prophets at Church of God Theological Seminary, P.O. Box 3330, Cleveland, TN 37320-3330.
Visitation will be today beginning at 5 p.m. at the church.
FANNIE M. MCCALEBB
Services for Fannie M. McCalebb will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. McCalebb, 78, of Meridian, died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include her daughter, Lorean Gordon and her husband, Fred Wallace, of Meridian; a son, Tommy D. McCalebb and his wife, Linda, of Chicago; two brothers, Lee Mark Burge of Springfield, Ill., and Walter Burge and his wife, Catherine, of Springfield, Mass.; three sisters, Eleana Griffin of Springfield, Alma Jean Clark of New York and Elouise Holliday of Meridian; a son-in-law, Coty Turner of Meridian; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Alean Turner; her parents, Tom and E.V. Burge; a sister, Maggie Spinks; and a brother, Ben Burge.
Visitation will be Friday 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Retired police chief
MACON Services for David Boykin will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Cockrell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terrell Mayo officiating. Burial will be in Brooksville Cemetery.
Mr. Boykin, 63, of Noxubee County, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. He was retired from the U.S. Navy and a police chief for the town of Brooksville.
Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Boykin of Brooksville; a son, David Boykin of Largo, Fla.; two brothers, Joe Boykin of Brooksville and Bob Boykin of Macon; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday one hour prior to the service.
Services for Mary Walk will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church in Causeyville with the Rev. Greg Baylor officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Miss Walk, 59, of Meridian, died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a technician at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include a sister, Laura Walk, two brothers, Leon Walk and Leo Walk, all of Meridian.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be Friday 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
ELLA MAE NAYLOR-JOHNSON
Services for Ella Mae Naylor-Johnson will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Cephus Primitive Baptist Church in Porterville with the Rev. T.C. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Johnson, 79, of Meridian, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, in her home.
Survivors include her eight daughters, Dora Naylor and her husband, William, Bonnie Roberts, Mattie Houston and her husband, Lozell, Rosie McLaughlin and her husband, Stanford, Jannie Grace, Lola Culpepper and her husband, Robert, all of Meridian, Joan Burton and her husband, Revis, of DeKalb and Wanda Johnson of El Paso, Texas; five sons, Mack Henry Johnson, the Rev. T.C. Johnson and his wife, Laura, Walter Johnson and his wife, Deborah, Henry Johnson and Nathaniel Johnson, all of Meridian; a stepdaughter, Mary Amerson and her husband, Wiley; 50 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lint Johnson; and three sons.
Visitation will be Friday 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at the funeral home.