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Obituaries for Tuesday, July 8, 2003

By Staff
Self-employed
Services for James M. Chambliss will be held today at 2 p.m. at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel in Meridian with the Rev. John Griggs officiating. Burial will be in Fellowship Cemetery in Enterprise. E.E. McDonald Funeral Home of DeKalb is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Chambliss, 54, of Meridian, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include his mother, Sallie L. Chambliss and a sister, Evelyn Chambliss, both of Meridian; brothers, Calvin Chambliss and his wife, Robin, of Meridian, David Chambliss and his wife, Carolyn, of Wilmington, Del., and Eddie Chambliss and his wife, Shelia, of Honolulu; an aunt, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Visitation will be today noon to 2 p.m. at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel in Meridian.
Retired school teacher
PHILADELPHIA Services for Allyne Walker Breazeale will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. David Hardy officiating. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Breazeale, 97, of Philadelphia, died Monday, July 7, 2003, at Neshoba County Nursing Home in Philadelphia.
Survivors include her step-daughter, Sara Scire of Philadelphia; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Chester Walker and H.C. Breazeale.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Minister, logger
DEKALB Services for the Rev. L.C. Knighton will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Cuba, Ala., with the Rev. L.C. Walk officiating. Burial will be in Morning Star Cemetery. E.E. McDonald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rev. Knighton, 61, of Alabama, died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at Hill Hospital in York, Ala.
Survivors include his wife, Adlener B. Knighton of Cuba; daughters, Thelia Washington and her husband, Kenneth, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Kimberly Young and her husband, Dominic, of York; a son, James C. Knighton of Cuba; brothers, Arthur Lee Knighton and his wife, Annie Mae, of Birmingham, Ala., and Jimmy Lee Knighton and his wife, Alberta, of York; sisters, Hollie Mae Windham of Collinsville, Lillie B. Sanders and her husband, Elbert Knighton, of York, and Essie P. Knighton of York; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel in Meridian.
Retired pipe fitter
Memorial services for George N. Arnold will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Buddy Petty officiating.
Mr. Arnold, of Meridian, died Sunday, July 6, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in World War II. He was a Shriner and member of CFW No. 79 and a retired member of Local No. 714. He was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Ouida Arnold of Meridian; daughters, Deena Haskin and Peggy Gens, both of Mayville, N.Y., and Diane Clark of Crawfordville, Fla.; a sister, Marianna Barrows of Clymer, N.Y.; step-daughters, Donna Brewer, Jeana Jones and Marcia McDonald, all of Meridian; seven grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Iva Arnold; sisters, Lois Findley and Audrey Peak; and a brother, Lew Arnold.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
Retired
Services for Billy King will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at North Park Church with the Revs. David Bowen, Earl Wheatly, Rick Wise and Clarence Tilghman officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Garden. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. King, 63, of Chunky, died Sunday, July 6, 2003, at Guardian Angel Hospice. He was retired from the U.S. Navy after more than 30 years. He was a disabled American veteran and a member of the American Legion and Veteran of Foreign Wars.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and a life-long member of North Park Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ann King of Chunky; daughters, Jennifer Embrey and her husband, Eric, and Karen Eddins, both of Chunky; grandchildren, Daniele King, Haleigh Yeates and Justin Embrey; brothers, Benny King of Portsmouth, Ohio, Paul King of Washington State and Guy King of Jonesboro, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Ruby King; brothers, John King and Charles King; and a daughter, Kimberly King.
Pallbearers will be Robert Moore, Dick Hickman, Scott Sanders, Bennie Watts, Huey Lang and Dewayne Joyner.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. and at the funeral home and Wednesday 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.
Retired school teacher
Graveside services for LaDell Covington Miller will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Webb officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Miller, 95, of Meridian, died Monday, July 7, 2003, at Queen City Nursing Center. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Pascagoula. She served as Home Extension Agent for Montgomery County and taught school in Montgomery County, Weir, Stratton and Pascagoula.
Mrs. Miller was a graduate of William Carey College and Mississippi State University. She completed advanced study with universities of Alabama, Arizona and Colorado for various teacher certifications.
Survivors include several nieces, nephews and loving friends, Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Thrash.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Melvin Miller; five brothers, J.L. Covington and Dr. A.C. Covington, both of Marks, Johnny Covington of Hesterville, A.M. Covington of Lyon and A.B. Covington of Santa Rosa, Calf.; five sisters, Laura Lord of Hesterville, Missouri Guess of Drew, Allie Rickles of Lovington, N.M., Ruth Burns of Schlater and Georgia Frances Jones of Clarksdale; and her parents, John Allen Covington and Mary Elisabeth Pender.
Visitation will be Wednesday noon until the service time at the funeral home.

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