Obituaries for Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002
WILLIARD RUDOLPH LILLIS
Graveside services for Williard Rudolph Lillis were held Friday at Henry's Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. John Stephens officiating. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Lillis, 66, of Jackson, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was a retired auto body repairman.
Survivors include a daughter, Angie Jones of Brandon; a son, Sonny Lillis of Florence; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
DAISY MAE KEEN MCLEMORE
Services for Daisy Mae Keen McLemore will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at the James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Scott officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mrs. McLemore, 97, of Vicksburg, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, in Vicksburg. She was a former member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Meridian. She taught the helping hands Sunday School Class for many years and was a member of the Bonita Garden Club and the Alphia Delphian Literary Club. She was the oldest of six children.
Survivors include a daughter, Sarian McLemore Hoxie of Vicksburg; a brother, James Keen of Lawrenceville, Ga.; three granddaughters, Susan Key and her husband, John, Ann Harris and her husband, David, and Elizabeth Joyner and her husband, Raymond; five great-grandchildren, Kyra Key, Dallas Key, Catherine Harris, William Harris and Travis Joyner; two brothers, Glen Keen and Guy Keen; and two sisters, Tommie Keen and Anne K. Dudley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben McLemore; and a son, Reuben S. McLemore.
Pallbearers will be Leon Pippin, Mac Parker, Larry Bane, Tommy Myers, Jerry Smith and Russell Carr.
Visitation will be held 90 minutes prior to the service at the funeral home.
EDSEL EARL WALKER
GILBERTOWN, Ala. Services for Edsel Earl Walker will be held today at 1 p.m. at Millry Assembly of God with the Rev. Johnny Carter officiating. Burial will be in Healing Springs Cemetery Phillips Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Walker, 68, of Birmingham, Ala., died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at Baptist Medical Center-Princeton in Birmingham.
Survivors include his care giver, Polly Jones Walker of Birmingham; a daughter, Francille Rhea of Alabaster, Ala.; three brothers, Bob Walker of Panama City, Fla., Richard Walker of Cuba, Ala., and Bill Walker of Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Jane Truelove of Meridian; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the church.
NANCY SUE COLE
American Greetings production worker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Nancy Sue Cole will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Mann officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Ms. Cole, 56, of Philadelphia, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian.
She was born in Anniston, Ala., and had been a resident of Neshoba County since 1981. She was employed with American Greetings as a production worker and was a sales representative for Avon. She was a member of Linwood Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Brandie Ingram of Philadelphia and Robin Miller of Meridian; a son, Howard J. Cole of Philadelphia; six grandchildren, Stanley Breazeale Jr., Karye Mekayla Ingram, Ashley Singleton, Nicholas Miller, Hailey Cole and Brenton Cole; two sisters, Anita Soriano of Philadelphia and Sondra Goddard of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held today from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
WILLIAM KLEIN PRINCE
QUITMAN Services for William Klein Prince will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. C.A. Farmer officiating. Burial will be in Andrew's Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Prince, 66, of Stonewall, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at H.C. Watkins Hospital. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam in the 806 Air Tactical Division and retired after 21 years of service in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include a daughter, Diane Crane of Stonewall; three sons, Steve Prince of Stonewall, Dennis Prince and his wife, Melinda, of Clarkdale and Ken Prince and his wife, Patti, of Collinsville; a sister, Joyce Kelly and her husband, T.H., of Stonewall; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
LODIE A. WILLIAMS
PHILADELPHIA Services for Lodie A. Williams will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at John E. Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Albert Reid officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Williams, 83, of Philadelphia, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at a family residence.
Survivors include a daughter, Margie Kyzar and her husband, Billy Ray, of Philadelphia; several nieces and nephews; 30 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
DEKALB Arrangements were incomplete at E.E. McDonald Funeral Home for Cuttino Cole, 44, formerly of DeKalb, who died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at his home in Flint, Mich.