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Graveside services for Martin Harris were to be held today at 11 a.m. at Meehan Cemetery with the Revs. Dennis Shaw and Hal Ethridge officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Harris, 77, of the Meehan Community, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at Guardian Angel Hospice in Marion.
Survivors include his sons, Ricky Harris of Jacksonville, Fla., and Terry Harris of Jackson; three brothers, Mack Harris of Mobile, Ala., Raymond M. Harris and Billy Jo Harris, both of Meridian; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Harris.
Services for Ora D. Bell will be held today at 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Charlie Watson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Latimer Metropolitan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Bell, 88, of Toomsuba, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002.
Survivors include her daughters, Leviticus Swonden of Toomsuba and Annie Campbell and her husband, Joseph, of Los Angeles; sons, Rufus Bell and his wife, Brenda, of Meridian and Maple Bell and his wife, Ethel, of Toomsuba; and seven sisters-in-law.
House painter
PHILADELPHIA Services for Loyd Henry Lackey will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Duvall officiating.
Mr. Lackey, 46, of Philadelphia, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. He was born and raised in Flint, Mich., and made his home in Neshoba County since 1982.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Lackey of Philadelphia; a daughter, Angela Marie Lackey of Flint, Mich.; his father, Loyd A. Lackey of Philadelphia; sisters, Jeannie Sedge of Fenton, Mich., Myrtis Leverne Maddock of Burton, Mich., and Martha Lou Mowdy of Southaven; a brother, James Lackey of Philadelphia; nieces, Whitney Mowdy of Southaven and Kristen Blair of Philadelphia; nephews, Kyle Maddock of Burton and Noah Mowdy of Southaven; and a son-in-law, Victor Jenkins of Flint.
Memorials may be made to the Coalition on Donation, 1140 Boulder's Parkway, Suite 700, Richmond, VA 23225.
Pallbearers will be Tony Edwards, Barry Edwards, Ronnie Edwards, Kenneth Copeland, Bubba Stokes and Ray Burrage.
Services for Bertha Davie will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Union Baptist Church in Yellowpine, Ala., with the Rev. J.W. Chambliss officiating. Clark's Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Davie, 78, of Meridian, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, in her home.
Survivors include her sister, Elizada Ambrose of New Orleans; a niece, Emma Patton; and a great niece, Vicki Mason of Meridian.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Louisa Underwood; her father, Charlie Goree Sr.; and a brother, Charlie Goree Jr.
Retired hospital employee
Services for Addie Lee "Ms. Addie" Langdon Henson will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Miles officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Henson, 79, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
She was a longtime member of Glad Tidings Church and was a retired employee of Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center for 22 years. She was known to many people as "Ms. Addie." She was a wonderful Christian mother, grandmother and friend to many. Her saying was, "Always say something good about others or do not say anything at all." She lived her whole life with a great love and respect of others and never complained about anything. She fought a long battle with cancer but the battle has now been won.
Survivors include her daughters, Joann McPherson and her husband, Ronnie, of Collinsville, Joy Robinson and her husband, Donald, of the Martin Community; grandchildren, Wendy Evans and her husband, Randy, Ron McPherson and his wife, Karen, Lacey Robinson and Mackenzie Robinson; great-grandchildren, Tyler Evans, Dustin Evans, Trey McPherson, Courtney McPherson and Hanna Lee McPherson; a stepson, Jack Laverne Henson and his wife, Angie, of Dover, Del.; five step-grandchildren; sisters, Maggie Heblon, Maxine McKeithen, Willie May Lundy, Amy Goforth and her husband, Elmo, and Shirleen Cliburn; and a special sister-in-law, Lucille Molpus.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Laverne V. Henson.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
WICHITA FALLS, Texas Services for Master Sgt. Charles E. Alford were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Hampton Vaughn Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Zion Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in Meridian. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Mr. Alford, 46, formerly of Meridian, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, in Aurora, Colo. He was born Nov. 19, 1955, to Lee M. Alford and the late Lillie M. Alford in Meridian.
He graduated from Southeast Lauderdale High School in 1973 and joined the United States Air Force in May 1973. He married the former Barbara G. Smith of Alexandria, La., on March 5, 1977. He retired from the Air Force in September 1998 at Holliman AFB in New Mexico.
During his distinguished career, Charles was stationed at England AFB LA, Bergstrom AFB, Texas, Sheppard AFB, Texas, and in New Mexico.