Obituaries for Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2002
Humphrey Lopeth Hairston
Services for Humphrey Lopeth "Mickey" Hairston will be held Wednesday at noon at 31st Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Samuel L. Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hairston, 49, of Meridian, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. He was born July 5, 1953, in Meridian and lived here until he moved to New York in 1971. Humphrey moved back to Meridian in 1978 where he married Shirley Windham in 1979.
Survivors include his son, Paris Kennard Hairston of Meridian; his parents, George and Rosie Hairston; four brothers, George Hairston Jr. of New York, Harland Hairston of Biloxi, Gabriel Hairston of Beaumont, Texas, and Grover Hairston of Pearl; sisters, Harriette Hairston of New York, Babby Hairston of Meridian and Leontyne Clark of Houston, Texas; several nieces, nephews and a special friend, Phyllis Collier.
Visitation will be today 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home
Sarah Puckett Hollingsworth
NEWTON Services for Sarah Puckett Hollingsworth will be held today at 10 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clifton Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery.
Mrs. Hollingsworth, 81, of Decatur, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, in Decatur. She attended Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sister, Janette Harralson of Conehatta; a brother-in-law, Norman Hollingsworth of Decatur; sisters-in-law, Lessie King of Bay Springs and Nina Hillman of Memphis, Tenn.; 22 nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edison Hollingsworth; her parents, Henry and Laura Puckett; brothers and sisters, Jessie Vance Sistrunk, Lonnie Puckett, Lloyd Puckett, Elaine Graham, Garland Puckett and Ruth Hollingsworth.
Pallbearers will be Harold Graham, Harold Hollingsworth, Kenneth Hollingsworth, Raymond Hollingsworth, M.L. King and Gary Tune.
Walter Carl Elliott
Silver Star Casino employee
PHILADELPHIA Services for Walter Carl Elliott will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Savannah Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. William J. Harper officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Elliott of Meridian, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at Neshoba Central Health Center.
Survivors include his sisters, Barbara Elliott of Meridian and Dara Douglas and her husband, Harold, of Huber Heights, Ohio; a brother, Leo Elliott and his wife, Dorothy, of Meridian; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
Visitation will be Wednesday 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
James B. Parham
Supervisor nursing home facilities
DEKALB Services for James B. "Ben" Parham will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Bodka Valley Baptist Church in Electric Mills with the Rev. Freddie Parham officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. E.E. McDonald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Parham, 44, of Scooba, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Survivors include his son, Trey M. Parham of DeKalb; his mother, Maggie Sue Parham of Scooba; sisters, Hannah D. Edmonds and her husband, Jimmie, of Starkville, Girtha L. Flakes of East St. Louis, Ill., Hazel Winston of Scooba and Dorothy Parham of East St. Louis; brothers, Henry E. Thompson of Scooba, Freddie L. Parham and his wife, Deatta, of Vellejo, Calif., John E. Parham and his wife, Mary, of DeKalb; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be Wednesday 2 p.m.-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Joe Nettles Mason
Retired service station owner
QUITMAN Graveside services for Joe Nettles Mason were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Odd Fellows Cemetery. Wright's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Mason, 72, of Meridian, formerly of Quitman, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital. He was born Aug. 18, 1930, in Quitman, the son of Buck and Toye Mason.
Survivors include his daughters, Debbie Reeves and her husband, Richard, and Toye White and her husband, Richard, a grandson, Christopher Reeves of Quitman, granddaughters, Megan Reeves and Taylor White, all of Quitman; and a special friend, Glenda Pearson of Meridian.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Buck Mason and Toye Mason.