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franklin county times

The Victims

By Staff
July 13, 2003
Samuel Edward Cockrell,
46, Meridian.
Cockrell was married to Beverly Burns Cockrell for almost two years. He had two sons, Justin Holliday, 16, and Anthony Holliday, 19, of Meridian, from a previous marriage.
He had one brother, Dr. Christopher Bon Cockrell of Slidell, La. His parents were Samuel Edward of Meridian and Annie Marie Cockrell of Greensboro, Ala. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Cockrell graduated from Meridian High School and Mississippi Valley State
University. He was a deacon, a Sunday School teacher and involved in a prison ministry.
anybody needed, he would do it for them. He always had a helping hand," Annie Marie
Cockrell said .
Samuel Edward Cockrell worked at Lockheed Martin for 23 years. He was killed in the training room.
Mickey Lee Fitzgerald,
45, Little Rock.
Fitzgerald was married to Tammie Lynn Fitzgerald for almost 23 years. He had one son, Cory Lee Fitzgerald, 14, of Little Rock, and a daughter, Casey Aileen Young, 18, of Decatur.
Fitzgerald had one brother, James Ricky Fitzgerald, of Philadelphia, and was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Myrtis Fitzgerald. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. He graduated from Beulah Hubbard High School and attended Meridian Community
College.
Mickey Lee Fitzgerald worked at Lockheed Martin for 23 years. He was killed in the training room.
Lynette Spears McCall,
47, Cuba, Ala.
McCall was married to Bobby J. McCall for 21 years. She had two daughters, Sharita Whitehead, 29, of Huntsville, Ala., and Sanyell McCall, 21, of Tuscaloosa. She had two grandchildren, Mitchell, 4, and Marcus, 1.
McCall had six brothers and five sisters; her parents were Willie James of Cuba, Ala., and Willie Lee of
Meridian. She was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church in Cuba, Ala. She graduated from Sumter County High School in York, Ala., and attended Tuskegee University.
McCall worked at Lockheed Martin for 19 years. She was killed on the plant floor.
The Rev. Charlie "C.J." Miller,
58, Meridian.
Miller was married to Jinnell Fox Miller. He had one son, Jeffrey Charles Miller, and three daughters, Shanta Monyette Miller and Stacey Yvonne Miller, both of Meridian, and Senora Lynn Miller of Oxford.
He had two brothers, Lafayette Miller and the Rev. W. Albert Miller, both of Atlanta, Ga., and two sisters, Carolyn Miller and Katherine Miller, both of Statesboro, Ga.
Miller was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. Rufus and Sadie J. Miller. Charlie Miller was the pastor of the First Tabernacle Church of God in Daleville.
Miller had just returned to work at
Lockheed Martin three months ago. He was killed on the plant floor.
Thomas Willis, 57,
Lisman, Ala.
Willis was married to the late Clovell Williams. He had two daughters, Lavira Willis, 26, of Covington, Ga., and Erica Tanks, 28, of
Warrior, Ala., and one son, Jonathan Willis, 27, of Lawrenceville, Ga. He had three grandchildren, Jonderic Tanks, 7; Azia Tanks, 1; and Skyla Grace
Millwood, 8 months.
Willis was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Yantley, Ala.
He worked at Lockheed Martin for 33 years. He was killed on the plant floor.

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