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Obituaries for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002

By Staff
Police officer
DALLAS, Texas Services for Patrick "Pat" Metzler will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Highland Oaks Church of Christ. Restland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Metzler, 31, of Dallas, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, in Dallas. He was born Sept. 13, 1971, in San Antonio, and graduated from Ramstein American High School in 1989 and from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos in 1993. He went to work for the Dallas Police Department on May 6, 1994, for eight years, five months, and 17 days, where he worked with the Southwest Patrol Division and was currently assigned to the Gang Unit.
Survivors include his mother, Pat Metzler and father, retired Air Force General Phil Metzler of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother, Police Sergeant Philip Metzler of Loveland, Colo.; a sister, Paige Peden and her husband, Ken; girlfriend, Cristina Stevens and her son, Christopher; two nephews, Jonathan Crowe and Walker Peden; a niece, Maggie Peden; special family friends, Helmut and Gisela Vogt from West Germany; and several other relatives.
Retired accountant
Services for Tom A. McDonald were held Friday at Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church with the Revs. James Ruffin and Dr. Thad Moore officiating. Burial was to be in Valley Grove Cemetery in Munson, Fla., at 1 p.m. today with the Rev. Steve Refowich officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. McDonald, 83, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, in his home. He was a member of Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church, the Gideons, and was an Alumnus of the University of Florida.
Survivors include his wife, Grace C. McDonald of Meridian; sons, Michael McDonald and his wife, Andree, of New Orleans, and Patrick McDonald and his wife, Joyce, of Gainesville, Fla.; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; a sister, Leila Clary of Pensacola, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church Building Fund, Meridian East Camp Gideons or a favorite charity.
Graveside services for Martha Jane Thompson were held Friday at 10 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery. James F. Webb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Thompson, 74, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, in her home.
Survivors include her two sons, Richard Thompson and Clarence Thompson Jr.; two grandsons, David Thompson and Randy Thompson; two great-grandchildren, Destiny Thompson and Sunrise Nichole Thompson, all of Meridian; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Thompson; a granddaughter-in-law, Crystle Thompson; and a special friend, Faye Cochran.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Thompson; and a great-grandchild, Ivory Thompson.
QUITMAN Services for Eva Mae Prince Ivey were held Thursday at Pine Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Buddy Braddock and Dale Eakes officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Wright's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ivey, 82, of Quitman, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at H.C. Watkins Memorial Hospital in Quitman.
Survivors include her husband, Evan Woodrow Ivey of Quitman; two sons, Bobby Ivey and his wife, Wanda, of Shepherd, Texas, and Roger Ivey of Tampa, Fla.; two daughters, Glenda Riley and her husband, Wayne, of Meridian and Nelda Holley and her husband, Jeff, of Tampa; a brother, Klein Prince; and a sister, Joyce Kelly, both of Stonewall; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Retired United Fence Company employee
Services for Houston Talmadge "Fats" Neal will be held today at 2 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leslie A'Couion officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Neal, 64, of Meridian, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, in Meridian. He was born in Clarke County.
Survivors include two sons, Houston Deroyce Neal and Johnny Lee Neal; a daughter, Felia Lynn McClelland, all of Meridian; grandchildren, Justin, Jessica and Ashley Neal, Travis Sanders, Chase McClelland, and Kaylei Leann Marie Neal; a great-grandchild, Chloe McDonald; three brothers, L.J. Neal and his wife, Estelle, and Bennie Neal and his wife, Floy, all of Quitman, and Charles Neal and his wife, Patsy, of Meridian; a sister, Carolyn Raines of Meridian; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Everin C. and Lorene Cooper Neal; a son, Talmadge Neal; two sisters, Marie Johnson and Dorothy Collins; and three brothers, John D. Neal, Wayne Neal and Jr. Neal.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Waller, Jason Waller, Lance Robinson, Dewayne Robinson, Donald Wayne Fitzgerald and Max Johnson.