Obituaries for Friday, Oct. 25, 2002
UNION Services for Marjorie Smith will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Milling Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Laird and Dr. Marcus Finch officiating. Burial will be in Greenland Cemetery.
Mrs. Smith, 80, of Union, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her daughter, LaJune Cockerham of Union; a son, Lamar Smith and his wife, Janet, of Gulfport; two grandchildren, Dawn Rodrigue and her husband, Daniel, of Gonzaleze, La., and Darren Smith of Gulfport; four great-grandchildren, Michael Croal and Kelsia Croal, both of Gulfport, Sidney Smith and Conner Smith, both of Ocean Springs; two brothers, Clois Watkins and his wife, Helonese, and Coyt Watkins and his wife, Kathryn, of Little Rock; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilford Smith; a granddaughter, Daphyne Croal Jones; a brother, Gordon Watkins, a son-in-law, Duane Cockerham; and two very special cousins, Jack and Watt Germany.
Memorials may be made to Greenland Cemetery Fund.
Visitation will be today from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
MARY W. HAMILTON
PHILADELPHIA Services for Mary W. Hamilton will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Revs. Dennis Duvall and Mike Skinner officiating. Burial will be in the Morrow Cemetery.
Mrs. Hamilton, 90, of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at the Neshoba County Nursing Home.
Survivors include her daughter, Leanne Hamilton of Philadelphia; a son, Ronnie Hamilton of Noxapater; a grandchild; a sister, Eloyce Tullos of Philadelphia; brothers X. Earl Webb of Madisonville, Tenn., and Bill Webb and Don Webb, both of Philadelphia.
QUITMAN Services for Martha Woodall will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ray Stokes officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Mrs. Woodall, 87, of Hattiesburg, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at Windham House in Hattiesburg. She was secretary and co-owner of Variety Store for 34 years.
Survivors include her daughters, Francine Dikes of Hattiesburg and Martha Amelia Stapleton of Ocean Springs; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband H.U. "Woody" Woodall.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Winnette Doss will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sammie McElroy officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Doss, 46, of Meridian, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at her home. She was retired.
Survivors include a daughter, Tameka Doss of Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, Jimmy Lee Doss of Chicago; two sisters, Mary Doss and Nancy Westerfield, both of Meridian; and a brother, Burt Doss of Chicago.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Willie Mae Doss, and two brothers.
JAMES JR. MCWILLIAMS
Services for James Jr. "Son" McWilliams will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home with the Rev. Roosevelt Clark officiating. Burial will be in Blackwater Cemetery.
Mr. McWilliams, 62, of Meridian, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at Riley Memorial Hospital. He was employed with Transmission Services.
Survivors include three daughters, Doris McWilliams, Peggy McWilliams and Wanda McWilliams, all of Jackson; a step-daughter, Jennie M. Johnson of Texas; four sons, James McWilliams, Mark McWilliams and Billy Ray McWilliams, all of Jackson, and Frankie McWilliams of Atlanta; three sisters, Ada Houston and Christine McWilliams, both of Meridian, and Irene Burrage of Virginia; three brothers, Willie V. McWilliams of Meridian, Roosevelt Williams of Bailey and Eugene McWilliams of East Moline, Ill.; 20 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister.
Visitation is today from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
PORTERVILLE Services for Johnny Wren will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Luke Primitive Baptist Church in Porterville with the Rev. Greg Watkin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Wren, 66, of Porterville, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at Rochester, N.Y. He was employed with Coleman Trucking Co.
Survivors include two children, Diane Wren of Porterville and Markalyn Williams and her husband Paul, of Scooba; three sisters, Margie Alexander and her husband James, and Laura Hill of Rochester and Gloria Thedford of Porterville; two brothers, William Davis Wren and his wife Evelyn, and Jody B. Wren and his wife Hannah, of Porterville; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie Molbley and Mirandy Dean.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Eugene Barefield, 77, of Meridian, who died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at R.P. White Nursing Facility.
Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home for Tom McDonald, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at his home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home for Icy Stephens, 79, of Kosciusko, who died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at Benchmark Guardian Angel Hospice.
IDA BELL ALEXANDER BELL
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Ida Bell Alexander Bell, 63, of Meridian, who died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at her home.