Obituaries for Monday, Oct. 21, 2002
ONITA S. GREENE
Services for Onita S. Greene were to be held today at 10 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Raymon Leake officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Cemetery.
Mrs. Greene, 84, of Meridian, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at Riley Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hickory.
Survivors include her three nephews, Mike Strebeck of Newton, Bob Strebeck of Decatur and Jerry Greene of Meridian; and several great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry H. Greene; parents, Edward Strebeck and Arlie Pennington Strebeck; and a brother, Omar Strebeck.
MACK TOM BELL
SEBASTOPOL Services for Mack Tom Bell will be held today at 11 a.m. at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church with the Rev. Doby Henry officiating. Burial will be in I Sleep Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bell, 83, of Philadelphia, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Bell of Philadelphia; daughters, Janie Stewart, Bonnie Phelps and Lorena Sanders, all of Vicksburg; a son, Lonnie Bell of Vicksburg; two sisters, Beauty Morris and Louise Bell, both of Philadelphia; two brothers, Sam Bell and David Bell, both of Philadelphia; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and a special cousin, George Bell.
Retired shipping clerk
Graveside services for Odell Clearman will be held today at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Revs. Buck Hall and Paul Clements officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Clearman, 93, of Meridian, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, in his home. He was a retired shipping clerk with Corr-Williams Tobacco Company. He was a member of Meridian Church of Christ.
Survivors include his daughter, Sylvia Hall of Hattiesburg; a brother, X.L. Clearman of Fontana, Calif.; four grandchildren, Irv Hall of Holly Springs, Mitzie and Jeff Hall of Meridian, and Leslie Brown of Destin, Fla.; four great-grandchildren, Megan Drennan, Dustin Hall and Kelly Hall, all of Meridian, and Jordan Brown of Destin.
Pallbearers will be Dwight Callens, Irv Hall, Jeff Hall, Jack Mears, Jay Simpson, Tom Fair and Eddie Johnson.
WILLIE MAE TRAYAL
Services for Willie Mae Trayal will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leon Ross Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mrs. Trayal, 98, of Meridian, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at Queen City Nursing Center. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her son, Bryan Trayal of Meridian; daughters, Mary Sahut of Meridian and Shirley Ross of Toomsuba; two sisters, Ruth Webb and Louise Sellers, both of Meridian; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, C.T. Trayal; a son, Charles M. Trayal; sisters, Virginia Stone, Thelma Supkus and Lona Shamburger; three brothers, Ross C. Smith, Red B. Smith and Otis O'Brien Smith.
Pallbearers will be Ken Trayal, Keith Trayal, Chuck Trayal, Scott Ross, Ernie Ross and Joe Patrick Lannon.
Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Trayal, Raymond Sahut and Henry Sahut.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
EMMA JEWEL DEAN TOUCHSTONE
Retired licensed practical nurse
Services for Emma Jewel Dean Touchstone will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Earl Wheatley and David Bowen officiating. Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Touchstone, 96, of Meridian, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare Center. She was retired from Rush Foundation Hospital after more than 30 years as an LPN.
Survivors include her son, Aubrey Dean "A.D." Touchstone and his wife, Mary Ann Mayo, of Meridian; a daughter, Katherine "Kay" Long of Meridian; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Judge A.E. Touchstone; daughters, Marian Elliott Dodge and Jewel Faye Flebotte; a son, Gene Touchstone; and her special pets, Duke and Ginger.
Pallbearers will be Donald Feltman Jr., Harold Flebotte, Leonard Flebotte, Donnie Hollingsworth Jr., Trey Tidmore, Joe Touchstone and Justin White.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
GAYE GARDNER SMITH
HATTIESBURG Services for Gaye Gardner Smith will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Chapel Hill Baptist Church in Fayette, Ala., with burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Smith, 91, of Meridian, formerly of Fayette, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.
Survivors include a son, Ken Smith of Hattiesburg; a daughter, Linda Smith of Meridian; brothers, Houston Gardner of Detroit and J.C. Gardner of Niceville, Fla.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. Smith; a daughter, Bettye S. Winkler; and two great-grandsons, Brett Mayers Winkler and Ryan Keith Carlson.
Memorials may be made to Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Visitation will be today 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at Norwood Chapel Funeral Home in Fayette.
JAMES C. SMITH
Services for James C. Smith will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Ruffin officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mr. Smith, 84, of Meridian, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a graduate of Pachuta High School and Jackson Commercial College. He worked for the War Department in Washington, D.C. and Moss Tie Company. He retired from Krohler. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church for 55 years where he was a former Sunday school teacher and served on numerous committees.
Survivors include his stepson, William P. Godwin of Greenville; grandchildren, William E. Godwin of Cleveland, Charles R. Godwin of Atlanta and Alice M. Godwin of Vicksburg; five great-grandchildren; his nephews, Albert Smith of Cooksville, Tenn., and Charlie Smith of Seattle; and a cousin, Mary Leigh Freeman of Meridian.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Melissa Annette Smith; parents, James C. and Bessie Smith; brothers, Otho and Eugene Smith; sisters, Myrtle McDevitt and Kathleen Smith.
DR. PRENTISS F. KEYES
DEKALB Services for Dr. Prentiss F. Keyes will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church. Burial in Old Marion Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Keyes, 76, of DeKalb, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements were incomplete at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home for Winnette Doss, 46, of Meridian, who died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, in her home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home for Johnny Ren, 66, of Porterville, who died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, in Rochester, N.Y.
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Cora Gibson of Meridian, who died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at Guardian Angel Hospice.