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Obituaries for Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002

By Staff
CECIL FAIR AYCOCK
Retired Miller Transport employee
Services for Cecil Fair Aycock will be held today at 10 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roger Ivey officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Aycock, 72, of Meridian, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, in Meridian.
Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Lee Aycock of Meridian; his daughters, Paulette Hopkins and her husband, Sonny, Anita Quinnelly and her husband, Marcus, and Avis Aycock, all of Meridian; sisters, Frances Johnson of Decatur and Jo Ann Thomas of New Albany; grandchildren, Jonathan Hopkins of Enterprise, David Hopkins, Josh Hopkins, Dondi Ward and Jessica Ward, all of Meridian; and a brother, Harold Aycock of California.
Pallbearers will be Marcus Quinnelly, Sonny Hopkins, Jonathan Hopkins, David Hopkins, Josh Hopkins and Justin Rowell.
PEARL LAVERNE TOUCHSTONE
Homemaker
QUITMAN Graveside services for Pearl Laverne Touchstone will be held today at 11 a.m. at Stonewall Cemetery with the Rev. Dale Eakes officiating. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Touchstone, 76, of Stonewall, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at Heartfelt Hospice in Meridian.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph Touchstone and a daughter, Peggy Touchstone, both of Stonewall; a brother, Kenneth Prince, of Meridian; a sister, Pauline Hughes of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
JESSE EDWIN DAVIS
Retired Cattle Farmer
YORK, Ala. Graveside services for Jesse Edwin Davis will be held today at noon at Brewersville Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Meadows officiating. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Davis, 99, of Coatopa, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, in his home.
Survivors include a sister Mildred Fuller of Bessemer, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna.
Visitation will be today one hour prior to the service at Christian Valley Baptist Church in Coatopa, Ala.
CHARLES R. WIGGINS SR.
Retired GM&O/ICG Railroad
Services for Charles R. "Charlie" Wiggins Sr. will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Howard McKee officiating. Burial will be in Sageville United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Wiggins, 91, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Sageville United Methodist Church since 1941. He was born in Enondale, in Kemper County, and he served in World War II. He was retired as a conductor after more than 30 years with the railroad.
Survivors include two daughters, Faye Waddell and her husband, Wayne, of Emelle, Ala., and Pam Ozment and her husband, Sam, of Sumterville, Ala.; a son, Charles R. Wiggins Jr. and his wife, Carol, of Meridian; grandchildren, Allen Waddell and his wife, Phoebe, Steve Waddel, Kevin Wiggins and his wife, Amanda, Greg Wiggins, James Ozment, Chris Ozment and Erin Ozment; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Emily, and Trey; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nina Gaddis Wiggins.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
Visitation will be today 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
JON WILSON MURRAY SR.
Farmer
YORK, Ala. Services for Jon Wilson "Wolf" Murray Sr. will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Hadden Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bill Byars officiating. Burial will be in Briggs Chapel Cemetery. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Murray, 56, of Porterville, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, in Meridian.
Survivors include a daughter, Kristi M. Collins of Livingston, Ala.; sons, Chantry Murray of Rising Fawn, Ga., Matthew Vaughn Murray of Austin, Texas, Jon W. Murray, Jr. of Huntsville, Ala.; brothers, Aaron A. Murray of Porterville and Donald B. Murray of Thomasville, Ala.; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
MYRTLE EVANS ABSTON
Factory worker
BUTLER,Ala. Services for Myrtle Evans Abston will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Mosley Cemetery in Gilbertown, Ala.
Mrs. Abston, 62, of Butler, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, in her home.
Survivors include her sons, Anthony Abston and James Abston, both of Needham, Ala., Billy Abston Jr. of Gilbertown, Ala., Keith Abston of Grenada and Stevie Abston of Rock Springs, Ala.; a daughter, Stephanie Sellers of Gilbertown, Ala.; brothers, Gerald Wayne Evans of Oregon, and J. B. Evans of Butler; a sister, Irene Mazingo of Quitman; a special niece, Joan Oquinn; and 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Abston and a son, Terry Wayne Abston.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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