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Obituaries for Friday, July 2, 2004

By Staff
Homemaker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Lillie J. Cox will be held today at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Revs. Ray Luke and Marshall Stokes officiating. Burial will be in Henry's Chapel Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Mrs. Cox, 89, of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Neshoba County General Hospital. She was a native and lifelong resident of Neshoba County and she was a member of Henry's Chapel United Methodist Church. She worked many years at Wells Lamont.
Survivors include her grandsons, Rex Mize and Wesley Mize, both of Jackson, Ga. and Darrel Martin, Allen Martin and James Martin, all of Meridian and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, A.J. Martin and Lewis Cox; a son, Glen Martin and a daughter, Jane Mize.
Homemaker
DEKALB Services for Annie Agnes Grady will be held today at 2 p.m. at Beulah Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Jerusalem Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Grady, 90, of DeKalb, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Retired
Services for Ross Franklin Tingle Sr. will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Marshall Stokes and Bill Price officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mr. Tingle, 83, of Meridian, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II. He was a Mason and a Shriner. He was a member of Poplar Springs Drive United Methodist Church. He was the retired owner of Tingle's Meat Market.
Survivors include his wife, Lyda Tingle of Meridian; sons, Ross Tingle Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Meridian and James Marvin Tingle and his wife, Gilda, of Mansfield, Ga.; grandchildren, Chris Tingle and his wife, Monica, Alan Tingle, all of Hattiesburg, and Melissa Tingle of Mansfield, Ga.; sisters, Mary Clark and her husband, Shannon, of Madison, Martha Neal and her husband, Johnny, and Manza Stokes and her husband, Cecil, all of Philadelphia; brother, Thad Tingle and his wife, Iva Neil, of Chickasaw, Ala. and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel Tingle; his parents, Marvin and Minnie Tingle and brothers, Roy Tingle and Hillman Tingle.
Pallbearers will be Norman Samuelson, Chip Johnson, Ross Leach, Chris Tingle, Alan Tingle and David Hoffman.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Registered nurse
NEWTON Services for Barbara Russell Shock will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Clarke-Venable Baptist Church with the Revs. Stan Buckley and Mark Vincent officiating. Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Camdenton, Mo.
Mrs. Shock, 46, of Camdenton, Mo. died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. She attended East Central Community College in Decatur and graduated from Belleville Area College in Belleville, Ill., with a nursing degree in 1978. She was a registered nurse specializing in Cardiac Care.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Camdenton, where she taught a high school girls' Sunday school class and led Women's Bible studies. Mrs. Shock had a long history of Christian service serving as Baptist Student Union president in college, Summer Missions in national and foreign locations. She served on several boards of Christian Institutions, such as Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Young Life and many others.
She will be remembered for a life of family devotion, Christian service and leadership as she assisted in the development of Windermere Baptist Conference Center and support of many other Christian and Public organizations. She gave countless hours of volunteer work to many organizations.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Shock of Camdenton; a son, Forrest Shock, of Camdenton; a daughter, Betsy Shock of Springfield, Mo.; her parents, Clinton and Barbara Russell; a sister, Lynn Hayes and her husband, George, of Decatur and a brother, Randy Russell and his wife, Sherri, of Jackson.
Memorials may be made to the Barbara Shock Scholarship Fund for Disadvantaged Children at Windermere Baptist Conference Center, P.O. Box 458, Roach, MO 65787.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired seamstress
Services for Irma Ford Shirley will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. Scott Crenshaw officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Wright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Shirley, 84, of Meridian, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include a son, Randy Shirley and his fianc Patricia Sager of Meridian; daughters, Rebecca Shannon and her husband Parker and Kay Beech and her husband Ronnie, all of Meridian; a brother, Alford Ford of Meridian; sisters, Sallie Kate Sollie of Starkville, Mary Frances Hughes of Prentis and Margie McCoy of Pensacola, Fla., grandchildren, Ashley Vann, Michael Shirley, Steven Shirley, Chanda Thornhill, Jason Shannon, Lesli Shannon, Rhonda Beech, Tim Beech and Lee Beech; and great-grandchildren, Alexa Vann, Abby Vann, Elizabeth Vann, Caleb Vann, Amber Shirley, Katelyn Shirley, Aaron Shirley, Braxton Beech, Hannah Beech, Trey Beech, Cullen Odom and Sabrah Odom.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Leo Shirley; a sister, Louise Bunyard and a grandson, Lance Shirley.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Hospital in memory of Lance Shirley or to Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Graveside services for E'Ailisha Husani Inge will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Garden Cemetery, with the Rev. W.R. Clark officiating. Clark's Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Infant Inge, six months, of Meridian, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include her parents, Christine and Kefents Inge of Meridian; grandparents Ken and Shirley Inge, Louise Burns and Richard Cole, all of Meridian.
Services for Michael Johnson will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Haven Chapel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Timothy Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Clark's Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Johnson, 47, of Meridian, died Monday, June 28, 2004, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville.
Survivors include his mother, Johnnie Johnson of Meridian; brothers, Broderick Johnson and his wife Janet of Cuba, Ala. and Stephen Johnson of Meridian; and sisters, Cathy Jones and her husband Larry, Anita Betts and her husband Sylvester and Gina Robertson and her husband Ralph, all of Meridian.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas E. Johnson and a sister.

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