Obituaries for Saturday, May 10, 2003
Services for Pearl Smith will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Preston. Burial will be in Chamberlain Cemetery in Preston. Enterprise Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Smith, 96, of Meridian, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at Riley Nursing Home.
Survivors include her daughter, Edna Jimerson of Meridian; four grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 34 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
GILBERTOWN, Ala. Services for Verma Nelson Long will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Gilbertown Church of God. Burial will be in Gilbertown Church of God Cemetery.
Mr. Long, 63, of Gulfcrest, died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at USA Medical Center in Mobile.
Survivors include his father, Weaber A. Long of Gilbertown; his wife, Carolyn Long of Gulfcrest; stepsons, Michael Helton and his wife, Renee, of Bay Minette and James Helton of Mobile; a stepdaughter, Angela Helton Sain and her husband, Philip, of Decatur; a daughter Melissa Long of Gulfcrest; four brothers, J.W. Long of Greenville, John Long and Don Long of Gilbertown, and Mack Long of Tuscaloosa; and three sisters, Bernice Vincent of Garden City, Willa McDougal of Gilbertown and Myra Bowles of Manchester, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Lou Long.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at Gilbertown Church of God.
YORK, Ala. Services for Fred Lynn Holcombe will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Cuba Baptist Church with the Rev. Ernie Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Clay Memorial Cemetery. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Holcombe, 73, of Cuba, died Friday, May 9, 2003, in his home. He was retired from cable television management. He was a veteran.
Survivors include his sons, Jerry Holcombe and Steve Holcombe, both of Cuba; a daughter, Christy Abbey of Cuba; brothers, Jessie Holcombe of Cuba, and Ray M. Holcombe Jr. of Meridian, Miss.; sisters, Jean Quave of Biloxi, Miss., Bessie Kent of Collinsville, Miss., and Winnie Sue Mott, Broken Arrow, Okla. and two grandchildren and one great-greatchild.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Graveside services for Joseph Martin will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Moulton City Cemetery in Moulton, Ala., with the Rev. Keith Grubbs officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Martin, 86, of Meridian, died Friday, May 9, 2003, in Meridian. He was retired from General Electric and Southern Scrap Metal. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church and worked for General Electric for many years before retiring to Mississippi. He enjoyed fishing and bowling, and loved traveling and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Glady Brewer Martin of Meridian; daughters, Darthie Riggs and her husband, Bill, of Pompano Beach, Fla., Mary Thompson, of Meridian, Janice Hall and her husband, Jim, of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Kathy Busby and her husband, Mark, of Meridian; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Nina Turner of Hanceville, Ala. and Grace Meek of Prattville, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Cecil Martin, sisters, Fannie Murthy, Ruth Hollon, and Mary Etta Lackey.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Cecil Pershing Trawick were held Friday at 11 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jamie Lameroux and Tom Woods officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Garden Cemetery.
Mr. Trawick, 84, of Meridian, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a retired sales manager for Select Sires Cattle Breeding. He was a member of Briarwood Baptist Church, where he was an active deacon and leader in the church. He was a member Briarwood Baptist Singing Saints and was an honorary fireman with the Northeast Lauderdale Volunteer Fire Department.
In 1986, he was named Man of the Year by the Northeast Community Development Club. He was a member of the A.A.R.P. and a veteran of World War II.
While living in Tupelo, Mr. Trawick started the artificial insemination of cattle with the North Mississippi area breeding service. He was a longtime member of the Rotary Club of Tupelo and an active member and deacon at Harrisburg Baptist Church. He was active in the community development foundation and R.C.D.C. life member in the Dairy Shrine Club. He was an alumnus of Mississippi State University.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Christine Smith Trawick of Meridian; a daughter, Claire Spradling and her husband, Stanley, of West Point; sons, Charles Cecil Trawick of Franklin, Tenn., Curtis Trawick and his wife, Janice, of Tupelo and Carey Trawick and his wife, Sandra, of Dora, Ala.; eight grandchildren; a sister, Ruby Trawick Tinnin of Meridian; and a sister-in-law, Mittie Lee Trawick of Meridian.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Joseph and Ida White Trawick; and two brothers, Ray Trawick and Eddie Trawick.
Memorials may be made to Briarwood Baptist Church, 8733 Hillview Drive, Meridian, MS 39305.
Pallbearers were Howard Trawick, Mike Trawick, Ricky Trawick, Jerome Hembree, Earl McDaniel and Jeff Barncastle. Honorary pallbearers were Ed Gerrard, Ed Sheeley, Rufus Ranson, and George White.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Lonzo Jackson, 79, of Meridian, who died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at his home.