Obituaries for Wednesday, June 4, 2003
UNION Services for Albert Tune will be held today at 2 p.m. at White Plains Holiness Church in Union with the Revs. Jeff Hitt, Jeff Taylor, Paul Swindle and Lorene Graham officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Tune, 93, of Union, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Heartfelt Hospice in Union.
Survivors include his daughters, Eunice Etoil Dickerson of Union, Mecia McKee of Sebastopol and Mae Franklin of Brookhaven; a son, W.T. Tune of Derango, Colo.; 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren; two step-daughters, Frances Carter and Janice Sherman, both of Clarksdale.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Ollie Mae Averett Tune and Ora Sue McElhenney Tune; a daughter, Billie Jewell Tune; a son, William Albert Tune; a step-son, Earl Taylor Jr.; brothers, John Tune, Tom Tune, Eddie Lee and David Tune; sisters, Ruby McKee, Bessie Davidson, Effie Creel, Ether Moorehead, Ruby Jewell Tune, Claircie Hattaway, Venia Comans and Annie Lou Bounds; a grandson, Marty Tune; and a great-granddaughter, Kathy Lynn Hitt.
Visitation will be today 8 a.m.-noon at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Graveside services for Nadeene Long Hasie will be held today at 2 p.m. at Pine Crest Cemetery with the Rev. George Skelton and Lannis May officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hasie, 95, of Meridian, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Heartfelt Hospice. She was a member of DeKalb Methodist Church.
Survivors include her daughters, Colette Johnson of St. Stephens, Ala., and Vicki Santori of Hammonton, N.J.; grandchildren, Susie Cannon, Carmen Renfrow, Steve Womack, Randy Womack, David Johnson, Charles Johnson, Blake Johnson, Cody Johnson and Sherrill Raws; 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to a church of choice in DeKalb or Heartfelt Hospice, 5000 Highway 39 North, Meridian, MS 39301.
Retired certified public accountant
Services for Reginald F. McDonald Sr. will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church with the Rev. Larry Metzger officiating. Burial will be Magnolia Cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. McDonald, 89, of Meridian, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a member of First Christian Church where he served as an Elder for 40 years and presided as president for two years and chairman of the board for three years, treasurer for 20 years and a member of the Bethany Sunday School Class.
He attended the University of Alabama, John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., and received a degree in accounting from George Washington University.
As a civilian, he worked for the Veterans' Affairs office in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Employees Compensation Commission, and the Social Security Board in Baltimore. He also worked for the war department in Washington an assistant statistic analysis prior to entering the U.S. Navy.
Following his training at Harvard University as a communications officer, he was commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy on Nov. 26, 1943. In 1944, he served on the USS Philadelphia (CL-41), a light cruiser, as communications watch officer.
Lt. McDonald was released from active duty on Jan. 21, 1946, and entered the Naval Reserves where he served until his resignation on Dec. 5, 1952.
He was a practicing certified public accountant for 55 years and was admitted to the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants on July 19, 1948, and to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 1949.
He also worked for The Meridian Star, the Soil Conservation Office, Ward and Rea CPA's, Melton Hardware and Motor Supply Company, before starting his career as a certified public accountant.
He was a member and former president of the Meridian Exchange Club, where he received the first Big "E" award. He also served as a member of the Meridian Chamber of Commerce and as chairman of the Government Affairs Committee for three years, nominating committee for three years and Lauderdale County Merit Committee his final year.
Mr. McDonald was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Choctaw Area Council and served as commander and board member. He served on the Salvation Army board of directors for more than nine years. He was a member of Lauderdale Economic Assistance Program (now the United Way) and served as board member and treasurer.
Survivors include his daughter-in-law, Donna Kerby McDonald; a grandson, Kerby B. McDonald and his wife, Jennifer; granddaughter, Karrie Goodman and her husband, Billy; great-grandchildren, Samuel Reginald McDonald, Alyssa Glynn Goodman and Cassie Marie Goodman; a grandson-in-law, James William Autry; and a half sister, Carrie Gaddis, all of Meridian.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lee McDonald; a son, Reginald McDonald Jr.; a granddaughter, Laurie McDonald Autry; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Johnson; and an aunt, Bettie Hayes.
Memorials may be made to Laurie McDonald Autry Fund for Special Needs Children, 1301 23rd Avenue, Meridian MS 39301.
Pallbearers will be B.B. Archer, Bill Wayne Drinkwater, Dr. W.M. Gilmore, Joe Johnson, David Pankiewicz, Pete Willis, Jack Shank and Lee Meyer Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be the College of Elders at First Christian Church.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the church.
Graveside services for Kathie Lee Harry James will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Briggs Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry McMullen officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. James, 48, of Anna, Ill., died Sunday, June 1, 2003, in Carbondale, Ill.
Survivors include her husband, Steve James of Anna; a daughter, Mandie Bower Harbour and husband, Dale, of Birmingham, Ala.; sons, Neil James and his wife, Nikki, and Chris James, both of Meridian; grandsons, Bailey and Riley James of Meridian; three step-granddaughters, Taylor, Baylie and Jordan Harbour, all of Meridian; nephews, Billy Harry and Dave Calvert, both of Memphis, Billy Adam Calvert and Rusty Calvert, both of Porterville; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Austin and Alice James of Meridian; a sister-in-law, Lin James of Meridian; in-law by marriage, Dorothy Bacon of Cleveland; a special aunt, Martha "Boots" Harry of Porterville; an aunt and uncle, Billy Gene Jr. and Gladys Harry of Gulf Shores, Ala.; cousins, James Harry and Billy Harry Jr. of Porterville.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Lee Harry; her mother, Martha P. Harry; and a brother, Billy Lee Harry.
Pallbearers will be Neil James, Dale Harbour, Billy Harry, Billy Adam Calvert, Rusty Calvert and Craig Turner.
Arrangements were incomplete at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home for Christine Brown, 78, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Henry Roach, 83, of Enterprise, who died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Guardian Angel Hospice.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Lorine Clark, 82, of Meridian, who died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Riley Hospital.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Walter Dubose of Meridian, who died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital.