Services for Roger Murray will be held today at 10 a.m. at Central United Methodist Church with the Revs. Vikki Landrum and Jimmy Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Murray, 23, of Meridian, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, in Louisville. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church, a graduate of Meridian High School, a member of Phi Kappa, a student at Mississippi State University and was in the Air National Guard and had just served a tour of duty in Bahrain.
Survivors include his parents, Pat and David Murray of Meridian; two brothers, Jason Murray of Hattiesburg and Justin Murray of Meridian; a grandfather, Emmett Murray and his wife, Margaret, of Meridian; three uncles, Benny Murray and his wife, Starla, of Hattiesburg, Bryan Shows and his wife, Mary, of Madison, and Jack Shows and his wife, Lisa, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; a special niece, Ally Murray; and a special aunt, Martha Bancroft.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Clara Murray, and grandparents, Jeri and Roger Shows.
The family requests memorials be made to Central United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Pallbearers will be Johnathan Quigley, Jason Quigley, Houston Moore, John Stone, Phillip Smith, Kenny McGee, Brian Watts and Robby Pahlke. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Parker, Terry Jones, Lamar Moore, Mike Cumberland, Jack Shows and Bryan Shows.
BETTY SUE ABERCROMBIE
Services for Betty Sue Abercrombie will be held today at 2 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church in Kemper County. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Church cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Abercrombie, 95, of Akron, Ohio, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, in Akron. She was a retired resource coordinator for the Blind Association. She was born in Kemper County and lived in Gainesville, Ga., from 1946 until she moved to this area to be near her family in 1996. She received her bachelor's degree in education and for 40 years she was a resource coordinator for the Blind Association. Betty will be remembered for her strong faith, her zest for life and her love of music. She was a member of the Holy Spirit Episcopal Church.
Survivors include two sons, Milo Abercrombie and his wife, Mary G., and Mac Anthony Abercrombie and his wife, Tony, all of Akron; a daughter, Nancy Abercrombie of Las Vegas; two sisters, Dottie Murphy of Corinth and Liddie Murfi of New York; a brother, Meck Murphy of Pompano Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the church.
HILDA WATKINS CRAWFORD
PHILADELPHIA Services for Hilda Watkins Crawford will be held today at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Revs. Coy Miller and Charles Morrow officiating. Burial will be in Sandtown Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Mrs. Crawford, 62, of Philadelphia, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital. She was a native of the Dixon Community of Neshoba County and was a longtime resident of Sandtown Community. She was retired from Weyerhaeuser Company as an accountant. She was a member of Cooks Chapel United Methodist Church and a member of the Nimble Thimble Quilt Club.
She was currently working as a clerk at Jerome Tank Discount Center in Philadelphia.
Survivors include her husband, Archie Crawford of Philadelphia; daughter, Amy Stokes of Preston; sons, Tommy Crawford of Philadelphia and John Stokes of Preston; granddaughter, Ashley Stokes of Preston; niece, Melanie Myers of Dayton, Tenn.; nephew, Mark Jackson of Calhoun, Tenn., and a brother, John Crawford of Meridian.
JEANNIE MAE MCCOY
DEKALB Services for Jeannie Mae McCoy will be held today at 2 p.m. at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel with the Rev. Conel McClellan officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ms. McCoy, 67, of Meridian, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her son, Willie James McCoy; three sisters, Ada M. Pruitt, Cester Overstreet, and Johnnie Mae Ivy, all of Meridian; two brothers, Johnny Overstreet of Toomsuba, and Robert Overstreet of Ohio; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
Visitation will be today from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel in Meridian.
DR. WILLIAM J. ANDERSON III
Services for Dr. William J. Billy' Anderson III will be held today at 2 p.m. at Highland Baptist Church with Drs. Carl White and Beverly Tinnin officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Anderson, 71, of Meridian, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002. at his home. Dr. Anderson was a general surgeon and president and chairman of the board at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. A Meridian native, Dr. Anderson graduated from Meridian High School. He received his premedical education at the University of Mississippi, graduating in 1954. He attended Baylor University in Houston, Texas, and received his M.D. degree in 1956.
Dr. Anderson was a general surgeon from 1962 until his retirement in 1998 at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. Dr. Anderson served as director of Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center for 18 years. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Mississippi Medical Association and the East Mississippi Medical Society. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church and was a member of St. John's Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Anderson of Meridian; two sons, Dr. Shawn Anderson and his wife, Mary, and Bill Anderson and his wife, Josefa, all of Meridian; three daughters, Nell Covington and her husband, Stephen, of Meridian, Teri Thrift and her husband, Michael, of Columbia, Mo., and Mary Lampton and her husband, Steve, of Hattiesburg; a stepson, Todd Ratcliff and his wife, Tammy, of Meridian; the mother of his children, Russelyn Connelly Anderson of Meridian; 12 grandchildren; two brothers, Dr. Joe M. Anderson and his wife, Jan, of Boyle and John G. Anderson and his wife, Debra, of Meridian; a sister, Gay Whitworth and her husband, Bill, of Meridian; and his step-mother, Mrs. William J. Anderson Jr. and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Nell Gayden Anderson and his father, Dr. William Anderson Jr.
Pallbearers will be Gene Raley, Mark D. McPhail, J.W. Jones, Irby Lang, Bill Luckett, Dr. A.B. Smith, Dr. Harry Gibson, Dr. John Robinson and Dr. E.M. "Sonny" Jones.
Honorary pallbearers will be the medical staff of Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center, William G. Yates and Bowden "Skip" Wyatt.
Memorials may be made to the church of choice.
Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church.