Obituaries for Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002
NICIE ALICE LESLIE
NEWTON Graveside services for Nicie Alice Leslie were held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Newton County Memorial Garden Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Leroy Brewer officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Leslie, 87, of Newton, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at Bedford Health Care Center.
Survivors include a son, Johnnie Reeves and his wife, Helen, of Newton; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Elaine Rogers of Eight Mile, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Susie Mae Laird Harris, her first husband, William D. Reeves and her second husband, Carl B. Leslie; one son, Charles E. Reeves; and a grandson, William Patrick Reeves.
GUSSIE ELAINE PIGFORD COKER
Retired U.S. Postal Clerk
Services for Gussie Elaine Pigford Coker will be held today at 10 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Ben James and Jay Cook officiating. Burial will be in Toomsuba Cemetery.
Mrs. Coker, 86, of Toomsuba, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at King's Daughters and Sons Rest Home. She was a life long member of Toomsuba Baptist Church with a special interest and love for missions which she expressed as head of W.M.U. She was an active member Eastern Star and National Association of Federal Employees.
Survivors include her daughter, Elaine Jackson and her husband, Jack, of Richardson, Texas; a son, Charles Coker and his wife, Kathryn Pell, of Toomsuba; a brother, T.S. Pigford and his wife, Agnes, of Collinsville; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many friends from King's Daughters and Sons Rest Home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar Coker; two sisters, Elva Lagrone and Mary Julia Butler; and a brother, Leland Pigford.
Pallbearers will be Eric Butler, Tommy Butler , Daniel Lagrone, Wayne Lagrone, Brad Parten and Alton Parten.
DAVID RAY NUNN
School teacher and coach
PHILADELPHIA Services for David Ray Nunn will be held today at 11 a.m. at John E. Stephens Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. Steve Mosby officiating. Burial will be in Liberty United Methodist Church in Kemper County.
Mr. Nunn, 58, of Chicago, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, in his home.
Survivors include his mother, Pauline Nunn of Philadelphia; two sisters, Willene Hardy of Buffalo, N.Y., Alice Nunn of Philadelphia; three brothers, James H. Nunn of Gary, Ind., Wilbert Nunn, of Chicago and Roger Nunn of Anderson, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Dvan Nunn.
Visitation will be today one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Retired from Sears
Services for Pat Creekmore will be held today at 2 p.m. at Oakland Heights United Methodist Church with the Revs. Sally Fran Ross and John Kramer officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Creekmore, 70, of Meridian, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Heartfelt Hospice. She was a member of Oakland Heights United Methodist Church and was very active in the church.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Earl Creekmore of Meridian; one brother, Paul Fulton and his wife, Linda, of Preston; an aunt, Ina Carmichael and her husband, Robert, of Meridian; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jeff and Stuart Fulton.
Pallbearers will be Charles Luse, Buddy Massey, Andy Creekmore, Chris Creekmore, Ricky Fulton, Calvin Fulton, Jeffrey McKee and Ronnie Sharp.
Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.
MARY SUE EMMONS
Retired inspector for Newton County
NEWTON Services for Mary Sue Emmons will be held today at 2 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Steve Robinson, James Galloway, and Stacey Sykes officiating. Burial will be in Newton Masonic Cemetery.
Mrs. Emmons, 87, of Newton, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Newton Regional Hospital. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Eleanor Craven and her husband, Thomas, of Lawrence; a sister-in-law, Mary Lois Pace of Newton; five grandchildren, Tonya Sykes of Lawrence, Tommy Craven of Meridian, Susan Campbell of Comming, Ga., Paul Craven of Lawrence and Chris Craven of Newton; seven great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren and five great-great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Murl Emmons and her parents, Orienth B. and Annie Mable Carson Emmons.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Craven, Paul Craven, Chris Craven, Morgan Craven, Stacey Sykes and Stephan Sykes.
Visitation will be today from noon until service time at the funeral home.
QUITMAN Services for Gene Waltman will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at First Methodist Church with the Revs. Russell Luquire and Mitchell McDonald officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Waltman, 60, of Quitman, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian. He was in the construction business.
Survivors include his wife, Sammie R. Waltman of Quitman; two daughters, Angela Hutcherson of Dallas and Tamela Herczeg of Arlington, Texas; a brother, Gerald Waltman of Quitman; two sisters, Faye Laboone of Quitman and Hazel W. Jones of Wetumpka, Ala.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Stevie Hamrick, Gary Conner, Randy Laboone, Lee Jones, James Johnson, Walt Waltman, Thomas Laboone and Shane Sullivan.
Visitation will be held today after 5 p.m. at the funeral home.