Obituaries for Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002
WALTER C. EVANS
QUITMAN Graveside services for Walter C. Evans will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Enterprise Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Cothern officiating. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Evans, 64, of Enterprise, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Evans of Enterprise; a son, Keith Evans and his wife, Nancy, of Richton; a daughter, Tanya Busby and her husband, Clifton, of Enterprise; a brother, Billy Ray Evans and his wife, Deb, of Quitman; a sister, Ruth Massingale and her husband, George, of Meridian; his mother, Mrs. E.M. Evans of Quitman; four grandchildren, Christopher Evans, Kelly Evans and Brian Evans, all of Petal and Marcianne Nelson of Richton.
Visitation will be held today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home.
MARLENE RUTH BARRY
Graveside services for Marlene Ruth Barry will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Brown officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Barry, 69, of Meridian, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include two very special daughters, Janie Reeder and her husband, Jerry, of Meridian and Mayda Brown of Banning, Calif.; a sister, Leona Mattingly and her husband, Tom, of Baytown, Texas; five loving grandchildren, Jeri, Shawna, Soibhan, Chad and Josh; and five precious great-grandchildren, Ashley, Janie, Dakota, Cherish and J.J.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Anderson and her father, Clifford P. Alyea.
Visitation will be held Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
EUNA S. GRAHAM
Retired U.S. federal employee
NEWTON Services for Euna S. Graham will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Decatur United Methodist Church with the Rev. Billy Owen officiating. Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery. Barham Funeral Home of Newton County is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Graham, 92, of Newton, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, in Newton. She was one of the original members of Decatur United Methodist Church. She was retired from the selective service draft board as a clerk for Newton County after more than 30 years. She was also a member of Eastern Star and was a lifelong member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Martha Graham of Decatur; nine grandchildren, Jay Graham, Judd Graham and Josh Graham, all of Decatur, Tom Haywood and Bob Haywood, both of Atlanta, Jeff Graham of Philadelphia, Annette Haywood-Carter of Savannah, Ga., Joel Graham of Brandon and Susan Tobelman of Kansas City, Kan.; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Alton Graham; a son, Johnnie Graham; and a daughter, Sylvia Graham Haywood.
Visitation will be held Monday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
JOHN HENRY HUNT JR.
ENTERPRISE Services for John Henry Hunt Jr., will be held Wednesday at Enterprise Funeral Home. Burial will be in Simmon Ridge Cemetery in Bailey.
Mr. Hunt, 49, of Meridian, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Kate Williams Hunt of Meridian; four brothers, Kelvin Hunt and Freddrick Hunt, both of Norfolk, Va., and Willie Hunt and James Whitlock, both of Meridian; and a sister, Sharon Chambliss and her husband, Ira, of Meridian.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Henry Hunt Sr.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Charles Alford, 46, of Wichita Falls, Texas, who died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002.
PEGGY MARIE LAIRD CROSS
Arrangemetns were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Peggy Marie Laird Cross, 60, of Meridian, who died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at Heartfelt Hospice in Meridian.