Obituaries for Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002
RAYMOND L. ROBERTS
Graveside services for Raymond L. Roberts will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Harold Quinnelly officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Roberts, 62, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, in his home. He was a retired retail clothing salesman.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Beddingfield Roberts of Meridian; a daughter, Tina Peters of California; a son Shannon Roberts of Meridian and two grandchildren; sisters, Susan Jordan and Lois Bishop, both of Meridian.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lee Roberts, Lloyd Roberts and Wayne Roberts.
Pallbearers will be Chris Beddingfield, Richard House, Bill Sisson, Robert Roberts, Charlie Hoffer, Richard Barrett, and Gene Tolbird.
UHLMA SHUMATE WATSON
Graveside services for Uhlma Shumate Watson will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Quitman with the Rev. Claude Fleming officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Watson, 92, of Meridian, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include her sister, Elizabeth Williams; brothers, William C. Shumate, both of Meridian and Jack B. Shumate of Panama City, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennett W. Watson.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
ELOISE VIRGINIA CARMICHAEL HAILES
Retired civil service employee
QUITMAN Services for Eloise Virginia Carmichael Hailes will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Center Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Manning officiating. Burial will be in Center Ridge Cemetery in Clarke County. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hailes, 70, of Shubuta, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, in her home.
Survivors include her husband, Francis "Frank" E. Hailes of Schertz, Texas; a son, Steve Hailes; a daughter, Sherri Hailes Little, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Oscar Carmichael and Burt Carmichael, both of Shubuta; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Center Ridge Baptist Church.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the funeral home and 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.
MELVIN DWIGHT HODGES
GREENVILLE Services for Melvin Dwight Hodges will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Boone-Wells Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Greenville Cemetery.
Mr. Hodges, 57, of Greenville, formerly of Meridian, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville.
He was born in Marianna, Fla. moving to Meridian at an early age. He graduated from high school and made his home in Greenville for the past 28 years where he was employed with Modern Lines in Indianola, retiring in 2000 due to ill health. He was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Hodges of Greenville; three daughters, Kathy Havens of Wardingville, W.Va., Vickie Kimbriel, of Lake Village, Ark., and Kriss Keeling of Greenville; three sons, Mitchell Stevens, Mark Stevens and Todd Stevens, all of Greenville; a sister, Sheryl Easterling of Meridian; four brothers, David Hodges of Pensacola, Fla., Donnie Hodges of Meridian, Larry Hodges and Danny Hodges, both of Brandon; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.- 7p.m. at the funeral home.
SENIOR MASTER SGT. JAMES A. ADDY
UNION Services for Senior Master Sgt. James A. Addy will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Owen officiating. Burial will be in Decatur City Cemetery.
Mr. Addy, 72, of Harrisville, formerly of Decatur, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. He was a Senior Master Sgt. in the U.S. Air Force and retired after more than 22 years of service. He was retired from Southern Lumber Company.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Addy, of Harrisville; three sons, James Joseph Addy of Prescot Valley, Ariz., Michael David Addy of Mendendhall and Tim Addy of Flora; a step-daughter, Joyce Stephens of Albuquerque, N.M.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and a sister, Vetta Lavender of Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Pallbearers will be the Military Honor Guard of Columbus Air Force Base.
Visitation will be Sunday beginning at noon until service time at the funeral home.
INVERNESS, Fla. Graveside services for Janet Henry will be held Sept. 7, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Meridian Memorial Park. Hooper Funeral Home chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Henry, 58, of Inverness, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, in Tampa.
She was a member of Lakeside Country Club and a volunteer at Lake Regional Library. She was a Baptist.
She was born in Meridian, the daughter of Thomas Clark and Virginia Armstrong Jones and lived for a time in Clinton, Miss. before moving to Inverness.
Survivors include her husband, Willard Henry Jr. of Inverness; a son, Thomas Earn Brannan of Easley, S.C.; a step-son, Gary Henry of St. Francisville, La.; daughters, Christine Snyder of Brandon, Miss. and Judy Lynn Dear of Morton, Miss.; step-daughter, Patti Henry of Baton Rouge, La.; a brother, Robert Jones of Missouri; a sister, Mary Ruth Cullum of Decatur, Miss.; and a very special niece, Teresa Dearing and 12 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Clarence David Brannan in 1988.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.