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Obituaries for Saturday, May 31, 2003

By Staff
Truck driver for Cuba Timber
QUITMAN Services for William Thomas Long will be held today at 10 a.m. at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Buddy Braddock and Greg Massey officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery in Clarke County.
Mr. Long, 50, of Quitman, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, in his home.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Long; daughters, Melissa Fleming and her husband, Perry Jeff, and Loretta Lynn Haney and her husband, John Calvin Jr.; his mother, Ella Mae Long; brothers, Dennis Long and George Long; sisters, Mary Ann Coleman, Audra May and Sharon Smith, all of Quitman and Kitty Scarbrough of Chatom, Ala.; and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Cody Long.
Retired sales clerk
Graveside services for Althea S. Marcum will be held today at 3 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Richie Davis officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Marcum, 95, of Meridian, died Friday, May 30, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Westwood Baptist Church and was a past worthy matron of Rebekah Lodge No. 25 and was past president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Stokes of Meridian; grandsons, Gary Stokes and his wife, Debra, of Bowling Green, Ky., Michael Marcum and Richard Marcum, both of Meridian; granddaughters, Kay Evans of Long Beach, Jennifer Jones and her husband, Andy, of Meridian, and Jackie Fontenot and her husband, Scott, of Panama City, Fla., and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Carrie Robinson Stallings; daughter Billie Renfrow; a son, Henry E. Marcum Jr.; and a son-in-law, G.W. Stokes; brother, Buck Stallings, and four sisters, Winifred Gantman, Lucille Spence, Leathea Howell and Nora Stallings.
BUTLER, Ala. Graveside services for Leonard Douglas Todd will be held today at 4 p.m. at Marvin Cemetery in Toxey with the Rev. Mike Jemison officiating. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Todd, 52, of Mobile, died Thursday, May 29, 2003, on Highway 98 in Mobile County after a motor vehicle accident.
Survivors include his mother, Ruth Corley of Mobile; his son, Leonard Douglas Todd II; daughters, Sylvia Blake of Kill Devils Hills, N.C.; Jennifer Todd of Montgomery; Emily Todd of Wilmer; brothers, Buford Chapman, James Long, Richard Long, Tony Long and Avis Corley, all of Mobile; sisters, Linda Lopez of Mobile; Tammy Maxey of Demopolis; and Sherry Todd of Louisiana; a half brother, Ronnie Boone, a friend, Grace Sullivan, and two grandchildren, Zackery Nicely and Leonard Douglas Todd III.
Visitation will be today from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired
LEBANON, Ind. Services for Geraldine H. "Jerry" Jones will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Myers Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Thomas P. O'Brien officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.
Mrs. Jones, 88, of Lebanon, died Friday, May 30, 2003, at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. She was born Aug. 23, 1914, in Lebanon, and was the daughter of the late Ernest Harlan and Leafia E. Seeright Harlan Hawkins. The late Matthew R. Hawkins was her step-father. She married Robert A. Jones on Jan. 18, 1946, in Lebanon. Mr. Jones died April 19, 2002.
Mrs. Jones was raised and educated in Lebanon where she graduated from Lebanon High School. She attended Ball State University for a year and lived most of her life in Boone County after having lived a short time in Logansport.
She was employed as a legal secretary for James Goodwin in Lebanon and previously worked as a secretary for the State Superintendent of Public Schools and the Boone County Clerk's Office. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister and enjoyed her family, home and church.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Lebanon; the Presbyterian Women's Association and P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter D.S.-Lebanon.
Survivors include her sister, Janet Self and her husband, Richard "Dick" of Lebanon; a daughter-in-law, Phyllis T. Jones of Meridian; a grandson, Trent A. Jones of Jackson; two nieces, Brenda Wilhoite of Lebanon and Diane Busenbarrick of Antioch, Calif.; two nephews, Matthew Busenbarrick, of Lebanon, and Mark Self of Cary, N.C., three great-nephews Jesse Wilhoite, Kevin Wilhoite and Ryan Wilhoite, all of Lebanon.
She was preceded in death by her son, Jerry R. Jones and two brothers, Eugene Harlan and Joseph Hawkins.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Boone County Cancer Society or Boone County Senior Services.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for C. Lamar Young will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Garden.
Mr. Young, 69, of Meridian, died Friday, May 30, 2003, at Riley Hospital.
Visitation will be Sunday from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired loan officer
Services for Joe Ann Jenkins were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Paul McDonald and Gerald Chaney officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Jenkins, 65, of the Bonita Community, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Regency Hospital. She was a member of Bonita United Methodist Church. Mrs. Jenkins was a manager and loan officer for Norfolk Naval Credit Union, before moving back to Meridian.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Gene Jenkins; a daughter, Kathy Jo Wittmer and sons, Austin L. "Monty" McCary and Gregory McCary, all of Meridian; three grandsons, Joseph and Joshua Kuykendell and Matthew Wittmer, all of Mize; and a brother, Wayne Woodrick of Meridian.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Woodrick; and her parents, J.L. and Magie Ree Woodrick.
Pallbearers were Jeff Smith, Larry Smith, John House, Keith Smith, Larry Maringo, Cody Woodrick and Bo Gibbs.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Catherine W. Walker, 83, of Meridian, who died Friday, May 30, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.

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