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Obituaries for Wednesday, June 16, 2004

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Services for Virginia Gertrude "Gertie" Herrington will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mrs. Herrington, 93, of Meridian, died Monday, June 14, 2004, in Hattiesburg. She was a life long resident of Meridian.
Survivors include her nephews, Gerald Rice of Sumrall, James Rice of Jacksonville, Fla., Morgan Rice of Sacramento, Calif., and James Edward Horton of Orange Park, Fla.; nieces, Ginger Fletcher of Dallas and Gloria Ramsey of Orange Park, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Minnie Rice Hartley of Rockwall, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Gerald Rice, James Rice, Travis Lafferty, Al Smith, Nelson Fletcher and Tommy Conner.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Ida R. Stevenson will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Parker officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Stevenson, 62, of Meridian, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include her sister, Jessie Twilley Brown of Meridian; brothers, Richard Grace and his wife, June, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Louis Grace and his wife, Carrie, of East St. Louis.
She was preceded by her parents and siblings.
Visitation will be today 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Memorial services for Ruth "Maggie" Mowbray Haggett Barbor will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Greg Proctor officiating.
Mrs. Barbor of Meridian, died Sunday, May 29, 2004, in her home. She was born in Cambridge, Md., attended Baltimore High School and became an executive secretary for the War Department during World War II. She was also a hand and leg model during the war years.
It was while working with the War Department in San Francisco, that she met her future husband, Robert T. "Bob" Barbor. They lived the Navy life in the years leading to their retirement in Meridian, with homes and friends from California to Washington, D.C. to Hawaii and many places in between.
She was very active in Meridian Little Theatre. She often played opposite her husband, Bob, in both comedic and dramatic roles. Her signature roles included "Yenta" in Fiddler on the Roof and "Big Momma" in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a role she learned in one night before the opening due to an illness of the original cast member. She was honored recently by the recognition of MLT's Theatre Achievement Award.
Mrs. Barbor will be remembered for her indomitable spirit, her dry wit and her ability to complete the New York Times crossword puzzle in short order.
Survivors include her son, Robert B. Barbor of Baton Rouge, La.; a daughter, Ann B. Chalk and her husband, Duncan, of Meridian; grandchildren, Shana Pinkerton of Jackson, Erin Parks of Boston, Joseph Barbor of Baton Rouge, Megan Barbor of Austin, Texas, and Thomas Duncan Chalk Jr. of Meridian; and a special family friend, Robert "Bob" Bresnahan of Meridian.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert T. "Bob" Barbor; a daughter, Leslie Mowbray Pinkerton, both of Meridian; three sisters and a brother, all of Maryland.
Memorials may be made to Meridian Little Theatre.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Ronald A. Crimm, 47, of Meridian, who died Tuesday, June 15, 2004, in his home.

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