Obituaries for Friday, Oct. 4, 2002
ELIJAH THOMAS HARPER
WINONA Graveside services for Elijah Thomas Harper were held Monday at Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton with the Rev. Will Dowling officiating. Lee Funeral Home of Winona was in charge of arrangements.
Infant Harper, three weeks, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Survivors include his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Trey Harper; brothers, John Aubrey Harper and Joshua Breland Harper, all of Carrollton; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Moody; maternal great-grandparents, Ann Moody, all of Meridian; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Harper of Grenada.
ADDIE LEE LANGDON HENSON
Retired hospital employee
Services for Addie Lee "Ms. Addie" Langdon Henson will be held today 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.
MARCY BRASHER CRAPPS
RN, Southern Healthcare
PHILADELPHIA Services for Marcy Brasher Crapps will be held today at 2 p.m. at John E. Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Hugh Martin and John Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Crapps, 33, of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, in Carthage.
Survivors include her husband, Mark Crapps; daughters, Bridgett Jade Crapps and Hallee Logan Crapps, all of Philadelphia; her parents, R.D. and Imogene Brasher of Philadelphia; sisters, Terry Jayroe of Louisville and Diane Stegall of Meridian and a brother Mark Brasher of Philadelphia; several nieces, nephews and two great-nieces and great-nephews.
CHARLEY PETER RAHAIM
Retired inspector Howard Industry
QUITMAN Graveside services for Charley Peter Rahaim will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Pachuta Cemetery in Pachuta. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Rahaim, 76, of Pachuta, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital. Mr. Rahaim graduated from Gardner High School in Laurel and attended Jones County Junior College and the University of Southern Mississippi. He was former president of the Pachuta Lions Club, former member of Choctaw Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, former coach of McLain High School. He was a former steward in the United Methodist Church.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served overseas during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Quida Rahaim of Pachuta; a son, Rodgers Rahaim and his wife, Gail, of Meridian; brothers, Ernest Rahaim and his wife, Walterine, of Laurel and Music Rahaim and his wife, Joyce, of Columbus, Ga. and Milheim Rahaim of Laurel; his sister, Mollie Rahaim Kennedy of Laurel; his grandchildren, Tangie Smith and her husband, Steve, of Collinsville and Ted Thompson of Meridian; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rahaim; a brother, Johnny Rahaim; sisters, Juanita Rahaim Davis, Rosie Rahaim Breur and a niece, Linda Davis Landrum.
Visitation will be today beginning at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
MERIDITH E. STEPHENS
Services for Meridith E. Stephens will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frankie Boyette officiating. Burial will be in Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Stephens, 59, of Meridian, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, in his home.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine Stephens of Meridian; children, Jacob Stephens and his wife, Lara, Scott Stephens and his wife, Rebekah, and Glen Stephens and his wife, Vicki; five grandchildren; two brothers, Larry Stephens and Rodney Stephens; and a sister, Glenda Murphy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Imogene Stephens.
Memorials may be made to Harper's Hospice in Meridian.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Odell Evans will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sephus Garrett officiating. Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Evans, 91, of Meridian, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was retired from the U.S. Soil and Water Conservation department. He was a member of C.C.C. Camp in the 1930's. He was a Mason, a member of the Christian Fellowship and a member of First Independent Methodist Church.
Survivors include three children, Jeannine Cooper and her husband, Lonnie, of Saraland, Ala., Larry Odell Evans of Meridian, Jerry Evans and his wife, Pam, of Taylorsville; three grandchildren, Darryl Dearmon, Cheryl White, and Ran Evans; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Ottis Evans and his wife, Dale, of West Monroe, La.; a sister, Sarah Evans of Mississippi; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Thompson Evans.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
MILDRED PEARL MCARTHUR
JACKSON Services for Mildred P. McArthur will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Meridian. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Mark Seepe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Miss McArthur, 86, of Jackson, formerly of Meridian, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at Inglewood Manor Nursing Home in Jackson. She was the daughter of the late R.D. and Pearl Stainton McArthur. She lived in Meridian and worked for East Mississippi Electric Power Association, until she moved to Clinton in December 1995. She was a long time member of Central Presbyterian Church in Meridian, where she was also active in the Presbyterian Women Organization, served as an Elder and was a faithful member of the choir. She joined Trinity Presbyterian Church in later years and attended First United Methodist Church when she moved to Clinton.
Survivors include her brothers, John M. McArthur and his wife, Margaret, of Clinton and Irvin K. McArthur and his wife, Margaret, of Cottonwood, Ariz.; a sister, Virginia M. Todd and her husband, Wilbur, of Clinton; sisters-in-law, Kathleen S. McArthur of Tucson, Ariz., Grace P. McArthur and Geneva M. McArthur of Maryville, Tenn., and 28 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Stainton, David, and Donnell McArthur; and two sisters, Mary McArthur Beard and Betty McArthur Millison.