Obituaries for Wednesday, June 23, 2004
PHILADELPHIA Services for Evelyn McDonald were to be held today at 10 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Lawrence Pool officiating. Burial will be in Coy Methodist Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Mrs. McDonald, 74, of Preston, died Monday, June 21, 2004, in her home.
Survivors include her husband, Wess McDonald of Preston; a son, G. Mitchell McDonald of Raymond; two grandchildren; a brother, Robert Bateman of Florida and a sister, Florence Fox of Preston.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Diane McDonald in 1947.
Memorial graveside services for Morrison Wesley Snelgrove were to be held today at 10 a.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Claude Fleming officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Snelgrove, 88, of Livingston, Texas, formerly of Meridian, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004, in his home.
Survivors include his wife, Inez Snelgrove of Livingston, Texas; sons, Morrison Wesley Snelgrove Jr., of Midlothidan, Va. and Robert Deans of Merced, Calif.; daughters, Dottie White of Houston, Texas and Debbie Deans of Kingswood, Texas; sisters, Taliah O'Neill of Stafford, Ariz. and Arcola Landoll of Waco, Texas; a brother, Alford Gregory Snelgrove of Lake Jackson, Texas and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents the Rev. Lemuel John and Jessie Mae Dunnam Snelgrove.
Graveside services for Janie M. Campbell will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Troy Roscoe officiating. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Campbell, 73, of Meridian, died Monday, June 21, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Retired City of Meridian employee
Services for John L. Matthews will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel in Meridian with the Rev. Weldon Short officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Kemper County.
Mr. Matthews, 78, of Meridian, died Friday, June 18, 2004, at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include his daughters, Katie Neely and Dorothy Neely; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lavel Matthews and several other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Matthews.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Hendon's Wrecker Service
Services for Kevin Boe Hendon will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Raymon Leake officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Hendon, 41, of Collinsville, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, in Neshoba County.
Survivors include his father, Boe Hendon of Collinsville; brothers, David Hendon and Jason Hendon, both of Collinsville and Joel McGowan of Magee; a sister, Tammy Mills and her husband, Calvin, of Collinsville; nephews, Josh Hendon and Tim Mayatt Jr., both of Collinsville and a special friend, Tammy Sisson of Collinsville.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Wynoia Harris Hendon and his longtime companion, Sharon Rose Carey.
Pallbearers will be Timothy Mayatt Jr., Tim Mayatt Sr., Josh Hendon, Mike Garrett, Jay Brock and Paul Joyner.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Bill Clarke will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William E. Clarke officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Meehan.
Mr. Clarke, 92, of Durham, N.C., died Friday, June 18, 2004, at Rose Manor Health Care Center in Durham, N.C. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his sons, Lee Otis Clarke of Washington, D.C. and Lee Ollie Clarke of Blytheville, Ark. and a daughter, Lena G. Smith of Durham, N.C.; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ola Mae Hunter Clarke; his parents and six brothers and four sisters.
Visitation will be Thursday 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
LAUREL Services for Lillian Saul will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at First-Trinity Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Erata Community Cemetery. Memory Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Saul, 75, of Ellisville, died Monday, June 21, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Covington County. She graduated from Jones County Junior College, where she was elected homecoming queen and was a member of the state championship women's basketball team. She completed her studies at the University of Mississippi, earning a degree in education.
One of her greatest pleasures was to teach her own children and others to read. She taught in the Covington, Adams and Jones County Schools, finishing her career at Calhoun Elementary.
Mrs. Saul was a member of First-Trinity Presbyterian Church. She volunteered for the Christian Food Mission and enjoyed dancing, playing bridge, working cross word puzzles, baking cakes and reading to her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of more than 52 years, James Saul; daughters, Melanie Alexander and her husband, Ric, of Meridian, Nancy Fisher and her husband, Chris, of Phoenix and Janet Shearer and her husband, Dale, of Ridgeland; a son, Harvey Saul and his wife, Tammy, of Laurel; grandchildren, Tiffany Saul Bridges and her husband, Kristopher, of Arlington, Tenn., Richmond Alexander, William Alexander and Mary Heflin Alexander, all of Meridian, Meagan Kelsey, Jacob Fisher and Shelby Fisher of Phoenix and Mary Katherine Shearer and Samuel Shearer of Richland; a sister, Delphia Quick of Rawl Springs and a brother, Melvin Davis of Seminary.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carley Ethel Davis; brothers, Claude Davis, Coy Davis and Wesley Davis and sisters, Janie Easterling and Ina Hilbun.
Visitation will be Friday 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the services on Saturday.