Obituaries for Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002
RON L. COLEMAN
Memorial services for Ron L. Coleman were to be held today at 10 a.m. at Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ with the Rev. Allen Shortridge officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Coleman, 56, of Meridian, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Coleman of Meridian; his mother, Adele Coleman of McKinney, Texas; four sisters, Marsha Villarreal and her husband, Fermin, of Lubbock, Texas, Marilyn Coleman of McKinney, Debbie Brock and her husband, Jerry, and Lana King and her husband, Newell, all of Garland, Texas; three step-children, Nancy Price and her husband, Jimmy, of Meridian, Tammy Martin of Alabama, and Charles Martin Jr. of Meridian; three grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, a sister and brother-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Coleman; and a grandson, George David Minor Jr.
Memorials may be made to the family to defray funeral costs.
Visitation will be today noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
JEFFERY EARL DEVINE
UNION Services for Jeffery Earl Devine will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. James Warren and William Walker officiating. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery in Lake.
Mr. Devine, 27, of Lawrence, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at Newton Regional Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Suzanne Devine and a son, Dillon Devine, both of Lawrence; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Earl Devine of Decatur; maternal grandparents, Pete and Lelar Davis of Decatur; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Early Lee Devine and Ottie Smith.
VERA MAE DONALD
Services for Vera Mae Donald will be held today at 3 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Raymon Leake officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mrs. Donald, 84, of Meridian, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at Benchmark Health Care Center. She was a member of Arrowood Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sister, Estelle Austin of Raleigh; her sister-in-law, Adeline Bouligny of Meridian; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph B. Donald.
Visitation will be today 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for L.H. Williams will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Whitner officiating. Burial will be in Sand Springs Cemetery in Newton County.
Mr. Williams, 58, of Picayune, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at Crosby Memorial Hospital in Picayune. He was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church. He was a welder with Riley-Buird in Shreveport, La.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Williams, a daughter, Kenya Lowry and her husband, Wayne, two sons, Sean Williams and Greg Williams, all of Shreveport; a sister, Sandra Williams of Picayune; four brothers, Ottis, Allen, Devon and Danny Williams; and a grandson, Timothy Michael Lowry.
Visitation will be today 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
JOSEPH HUDSON WILLIAMS
Retired heavy equipment operator
BUTLER, Ala. Graveside services for Joseph Hudson Williams will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Womack Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Don Whigham officiating. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Williams, 74, of Silas, Ala., died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, in his home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Margie S. Williams of Silas; sons, Joseph V. Williams, Russell A. Williams and Frederick H. Williams, all of Silas, Jimmy R. Williams of Millry and Willie V. Williams of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a daughter, Rebecca Williams Carney of Chatom, Ala.; a brother, Thomas J. Williams of Donaldsville, Ga.; a sister, Mary E. Leblanc of Homer, La.; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
SEBASTOPOL Services for JoAnna Henry will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church with the Rev. Calvin Gibson officiating. Burial will be in Bogue Chitto Community Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Henry, 56, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Dobie Henry all of Philadelphia; three daughters, Allison Henry and Rebecca Henry, both of Philadelphia, and Meagan Henry of Wisconsin; a grandchild; two sisters, Audrey Sam and Ardie York, both of Philadelphia; three brothers, D.C. Phillips of Wisconsin, John Robert Phillips of Chicago and Kenneth Phillips of Philadelphia.
HYRUM RAY REYNOLDS
Graveside services for Hyrum Ray Reynolds will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Springhill Cemetery with the Rev. Chuck Overby officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Reynolds, 53, of Meridian, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital.