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BOB WILKERSON

By Staff
Shop foreman
LAKE Service for Bob Wilkerson will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Ott &Lee Funeral Home Chapel in Forest with the Revs. Jerry Barnes and Ken McLemore officiating. Burial will be in High Hill Methodist Cemetery in Lake.
Mr. Wilkerson, 41, of Lake died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Mr. Wilkerson had been a lifelong resident of the Norris community near Lake and a member of the High Hill United Methodist Church in Lake. He was a cattle farmer and had been employed with Puckett Machinery in Meridian as a shop foreman for the past 17 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt deer and was also president of the Sun Hunting Club.
Survivors include his wife, Dannette Wilkerson of Lake; a daughter, Kimberly Black of Lake; his father and mother-in-law, James Lewis and Jackie Gibbs of Forest; a niece, Jadi Gibbs of Forest; two nephews, Colt Gibbs and Will Chambers, both of Forest; and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives; and his mother, Patsy Ruth Wilkerson, and his father, Judge Robert Gerald Wilkerson Sr., both of Lake.
He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Ruth Ann Wilkerson, in 1962.
Visitation is Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbears will be Phil Taylor, Cape Taylor, Drew Taylor, Bill Pope, Richard Wilkerson, Clint Wilkerson, Daryll Gibbs and Tre' Chambers.
Honorary pallbearers will Bennie Jones, Sheriff William Richardson, Gary Jones, Lance Sanders, Jimbo Harvey, Scott McLemore, Ben McLemore, Travis Usry, Kent Usry, Judge Wilbur McCurdy, Pete Boykin, David Weems, James Earl Gentry, Brent Hammons, Hiram Wilkerson and Ricky Wilkerson, members of the Sun Hunting Club, employees of Puckett Machinery in Meridian and employees of W.G. Yates Shop in Philadelphia.
JESSE W. REYNOLDS JR.
Retired heavy equipment operator
Services for Jesse W. "JW" Reynolds Jr. will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church in the Whynot Community with the Revs. Jimmie Garrard and Danny Balint officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Reynolds, 88, of the Whynot Community, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, in his home. He was a heavy equipment operator for Lauderdale County and retired after more than 33 years. He also loved farming. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Julie Ann Davidson Reynolds of the Whynot Community; daughters, Hilda Faye Davis and her husband, Dickie, of Whynot and Diane Garrison Jenkins and her husband, David, of Butler,Ala.; a son, Richard Harold Reynolds and his wife, Sheila, of Whynot; grandchildren, Debbie Davis Shirley and her husband, Ricky Roy, Donna Sue Davis and her husband, William, Rick Davis and his wife, Laura, and Denise Davis, all of Whynot, Lisa Reynolds Mordecai and her husband, David, of Jacksonville, Fla., Brandy Richardson and her husband, Robert, of Houston, Texas, Libby Garrison Singley and her husband, Danny, of Butler, Ala., Brandi Garrison Horshok and her husband, Steve, of Gulf Shores, Ala., Lori Jenkins Walker and her husband, Wallace, of Alabama, Angi Jenkins and her husband, Mike Case, of Butler, Ala.; great-grandchildren, Heather and Hannah Shirley, Robby and Leann Workman, Ellie Davis, Matthew, Brittany and Kimberly Davis, Madison and Jesse Ray Davis, Hillary, Kaitlyn and Connor Mordecai, Jenna and Colby Singley, Sommer and Savannah Horshok, C.J. Jenkins, Katie Case, David Case, Justin Ashley, Shonda and Jake Waddell and Trent Workman; a brother, Ray Reynolds, and a sister, Martharee Scruggs, both of Whynot; several brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Edna Goodman Reynolds, siblings, Ethel Reynolds Flowers, Clyde Reynolds, James Reynolds, Charles Reynolds, and Clarice Reynolds Maxwell and a very special friend, Brown Lee Goodman.
Pallbearers will be William Davis, Ricky Roy Shirley, Danny Singley, Steve Horshok, David Mordecai, Robby Workman, Matt Davis and Jesse Ray Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Shonda Waddell, R.C. Davidson, James Davidson, Robert Earl Davidson, Roy Garrison Jr., Bobby Workman, Neil Goodman, Stanley Shannon, Ray Boswell and Dana Moffett.
Visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m.-noon at the funeral home and 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.
VELMA LOUISE JONES
Retired civil servant
Graveside services for Velma Louise Jones will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Rosehill Cemetery with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Jones, 77, of Meridian, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at her residence. She was retired from civil service.
LOLEE P. WILBURN
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Lolee P. Wilburn, 85, of Meridian, who died, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
ROBERT L. ALMOND
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Robert L. Almond, of Meridian, who died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, in his home.
WOODROW HORN
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Woodrow Horn, 64, of Meridian, who died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, in his home.
ANNIE WOOTEN
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral home for Annie Wooten, 95, of Bailey, who died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.

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