Obituaries for Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002
DELSIE H. RIGDON
MACON Services for Delsie H. Rigdon will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Cockrell Funeral Home Chapel with the Bro. Tom Horton officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Cemetery.
Ms. Rigdon, 77, of Macon, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at Noxubee General Hospital.
Survivors include three daughters, Alice Mae Skipper and Tommie Jean Morton, both of Shuqualak, and Elizabeth Ann Watkins, of Macon; two sons, Walter Leroy Rigdon of Macon and Bob Mack Rigdon of Meridian; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a sister Linda Thompson of Kennewick, Wash.; and a brother, Buster Howard of Shuqualak.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Fred Rigdon, and her parents Mack Alvin and Mamie Alice Wagner Howard.
Visitation will be today from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
JOHN RUSSELL ZITTEROW
QUITMAN Graveside services for John Russell Zitterow will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Stonewall Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Coats officiating. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Zitterow, 91, of Stonewall, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at Guardian Angel Hospice in Marion.
Survivors included nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be today after 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
WALLACE L. "WALLY" FORTENBERRY
Retired building contractor
PHILADELPHIA Services for Wallace L. "Wally" Fortenberry will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Duvall and Dr. Wayne Hill officiating. Burial will be in Ocobla Cemetery in Neshoba County. McClain-Hays Funeral Service, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Fortenberry, 75, of Philadelphia, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at his home. He was born and reared in Neshoba County. He made his home in Chicago for a number of years and came back to Philadelphia in 1970. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Philadelphia Masonic Lodge, Neshoba County Shrine Club, Hamasa Temple in Meridian. He was a W.W. II veteran and a member of American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by his wife, Minnie Jean Fortenberry of Philadelphia; a son, Tony Joe Fortenberry of Philadelphia; two step-daughters, Janet Warren, of Philadelphia and Laurie Williams of Collinsville; a step-son, Keith Nowell, of Panola, Ala.; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Polly Thrash Fortenberry, and a son, Glen Jones.
Pallbearers will be Robert Rogers, Sonny Graham, Edward Richardson, Jimmy Reid, Banky Hammack, George Parker, Uhl Payne, Roger Stephens, Shorty Jenkins and Jerry King. Honorary pallbearers will be his Sunday school class.
Visitation will be today from 3 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
DONNA RUTH SKELTON ROWZEE
NEWTON Services for Donna Ruth Skelton Rowzee will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Decatur United Methodist Church with the Revs. Billy Owen and Jimmy Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery. Barham Funeral Home of Newton is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Rowzee, 79, of Decatur, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Decatur United Methodist Church and for many years was a member of the couples Sunday school class. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Steel Magnolia Exercise Group and the Decatur Chamber of Commerce. She was born in Walnut Grove on Oct. 8, 1923, and was raised in Union.
Survivors include her husband, William "Bill" Rowzee Sr. of Decatur; a daughter, Donna Sue Persons and her husband, Jackie, of Aliceville; and a son, Billy Rowzee and his wife, Myra, of Columbus; three grandchildren, Terry Robert Tinsley, Kirk Martin Tinsley and Katie Rowzee; one great-grandchild Joshua Dale Tinsley; two brothers, Ralph Skelton and Larry Skelton; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lacy L. Skelton, two brothers, James Skelton and Charles Skelton, and two sisters, Doris Hunter and Margie Mason.
Pallbearers will be Ken Pouncy, Hansel Reeves, Price Miller, Charles Boggan, Koby Coman and J.W. Thrash. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Wansley, Elmer Rose, Dr. A.P. Boggan, Ralph Gray, Mike McGreegy and Stan Graham.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
WILLIAM HARVEY GODWIN
Services for William Harvey Godwin will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Bucatunna Baptist Church with the Revs. Roland Haney and Jim Arnell officiating. Burial will be in Bucatunna Cemetery.
Mr. Godwin, 73, of Meridian, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at his home.
Survivors include his son, Kenneth Godwin of Meridian; five daughters, Sue Roberson of Quitman, and, Linda Reeves, Marsha Neal, Amy Mars and Angie Ethridge, all of Meridian; a brother, Horace Godwin; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Velma Godwin; a son, Marcus Godwin; his parents Byrd and Lula Godwin; and a brother, Horace Godwin of Meridian.
Pallbearers will be Michael Roberson, Corey Godwin, Keith Miller, Christopher Neal, Chad Roberson, Donnie Queen, Kevin Reeves and Junior Smith.
Visitation will be today after 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
IZELLA "ZAN" BEASLEY
ENTERPRISE Services for Izella "Zan" Beasley will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. George Thomas officiating. Burial will be in East Cemetery. Enterprise Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Beasley, 86, of Meridian, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at Oak Park Nursing Facility in St. Louis, Mo. She was a retired teacher of both the Meridian and Lauderdale County school districts.
She is survived by an adopted daughter, Denise Beasley and a number of nieces and nephews and family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Beasley, and her siblings.
Pallbearers will be church deacons.
Visitation will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home
EDDIE LEE "BILL" MOORE
Graveside services for Eddie Lee "Bill" Moore will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Cokers Chapel Cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Moore, 75, of Waynesboro, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at Pine View Nursing Home in Waynesboro.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry &Gardner Funeral Home for Randy Brooks, 41, of Meridian, who died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.