Services for Anita P. Rainer will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Dr. Danny Chisolm and Roy Dabbs officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Rainer, 67, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at The Specialty Hospital of Meridian. She was a member of Central Baptist Church, Hamasa Shrine Patroleties, Eastern Star-Grover Burnett Chapter and the East Mississippi State Hospital Friends Organization. She was a retired payroll clerk at East Mississippi State Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Charles E. Rainer; children, Cathy R. Knight, Debbie Lewis and her husband, Gregg, and Charlie Rainer, all of Meridian; eight grandchildren, Sherry B. Joiner and her husband, Mark, Travis Craig Boswell Jr., Stephen Lee Boswell, Jim Lewis, Charles Davey Knight, Leighann Lewis, Christopher Ray Rainer and Cristi Lynn Rainer; two great-grandchildren, Jacob Kyle Joiner and Travis Cote Boswell; two step-grandsons, Johnny and Jamie Morris; four sisters, Effie Flaherty of Meridian, Myrtle Bishop of Pearl, Bobbie Nell Tester and her husband, J.C., of Boone, N.C., and Vondell Eiland of Pearl.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie Pearson and Maude C. Pearson.
Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Craig Boswell, Steve Boswell, Jim Lewis, Mark Joiner, Wayne Rainer and David Philyaw.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
ANN LOIS SINCLAIR BRACKMAN
Graveside services for Ann Lois Sinclair Brackman will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Semms Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. David J. Wood officiating.
Mrs. Brackman, 88, a longtime resident of Meridian, died Sept. 16, 2002, in her home in Marion, N.C.
Survivors include a stepson, Oliver W. Brackman III of Nashville, Tenn.; a step-daughter, Nadine Brackman of Culpepper, Va.; two nieces, Florence Ann Sinclair and Patricia Webb, both of Meridian; nephews, Jay Sinclair of Carmel, Calif., and Gordon Sinclair of Phoenix.
She was preceded in death her husband, Col. Oliver W. Brackman Jr.
LONNIE C. BLACKWELL
MCCOMB Services for Lonnie C. Blackwell will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Jones Chapel Church of God with the Rev. Jeff Hancock officiating. Burial will be in Devoe Cemetery.
Mr. Blackwell, 68, of McComb, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at South West Regional Medical Center. He was a retired toolpusher in the oil industry. He was a member of the Church of God. He was an avid gardener and a wonderful pawpaw.
Survivors include his daughters, Marcia B. Lampton and her husband, Will, of Osyka, and Lisa Blevins, of Deer Park, Texas; sisters, Mary Lou Thatcher and her husband, Melvin, of Stafford, Texas, and Glorie Faye Witham and her husband, Archie, of Nogam, N.M.; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
LOUISE PALMORE EVERETT
Memorial services for Louise Palmore Everett will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Johnson officiating. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Everett died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002. She was born in Toomsuba on Jan. 12, 1915.
Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Bohannon and her husband, Charles, of Altadena, Calif.; two grandsons, Winston Bohannon and his wife, Phyllis, of Los Angeles and Courtney Bohannon and his wife, Sonya; three great-grandsons, Alexander W. Bohannon, Nicholas R. Bohannon and Caleb J. Bohannon; a great-granddaughter, Camille L. Bohannon, all of Jackson; one nephew, two nieces and several great-nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Wesley House Community Center, 1520 Eighth Avenue, Meridian, MS 39301.
Retired from Management Con Edison
Services for Frank Beck will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Beck, 89, of Meridian, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at the VA Medical Center. He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include three sons, Richard Beck of Marietta, Ga., Ronald Beck of Pennsylvania and Gary Beck of New York; two sisters, Garrie Lee Clark of Chicago and Lillie Mae Simmons of Meridian; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
Visitation will be Saturday one hour prior to the service.
LULA IVY WARREN
Retired from Meridian Cleaners
Services for Lula Ivy Warren will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Good Hope CME Church in Russell with the Rev. Terry Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Warren, 101, of Meridian, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include two daughters, Grenada Stennis and Denada Cole, both of Meridian; a special granddaughter, Jackie Webb; 19 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Richard Bell will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home with the Rev. W.C. Brown officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Bell, 90, of Meridian, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Bell and Helen Jackson, both of Meridian; a son, Richard Bell Jr. of Los Angeles; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
Visitation will be Friday 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
WILLIAM TIMOTHY RUNNELS
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for William Timothy Runnels, 33, of Toomsuba, who died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Fannie Rigdon, 93, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at Riley Hospital.
DR. WILLIAM J. ANDERSON III
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Dr. William J. Anderson III, 71, of Meridian, who died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, in his home.
DR. VIRGIL WARREN
Services for Dr. Virgil Warren will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church in Porterville. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Warren, of DeKalb, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at St. Dominic's Hospital in Jackson.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the funeral home.