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Obituaries for Thursday, July 15, 2004

By Staff
Homemaker
Service for Earline Collins will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Magnolia United Methodist Church with the Rev. Washington McKenzie officiating. Burial will be in Musgrove Cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Collins, 77, of Stonewall, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at The Specialty Hospital of Meridian.
Survivors include her daughter, Dian Berry of Stonewall; a sister, Betty Joe Burns of Chicago; brothers, Nolman Patton of Fort Worth, Texas and Luther Dubose of Meridian; 12 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Retired Covington Minnow Pond employee
Services for Georgia Brown will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerome Bates officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Brown, 63, of Bailey, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at Heartfelt Hospice.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Brown of Bailey; daughters, Barbara Brown and her husband, Joe, and Loretta Parker, all of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Carolyn Hicks of Tampa, Fla., Brenda Sowell and her husband, David, of Norfolk, Va. and Georgia Simmons and her husband, Dennis, of Meridian; sisters, Elizabeth Johnson and Mary Frances Barrett, both of Meridian and Walterine Woodard and her husband, Collins, of Cleveland, Ohio; brothers, Sammie Brown of Bailey and Willie Lee Brown of DeKalb and 10 grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home
Retired dietitian
Services for Edna Ruth Dyess Freeman will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Congregation of Jehovah Witness Church in Kenosha, Wis. with the Rev. Fred DeLacey officiating. Burial will be in Greenridge Cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Mrs. Freeman, 74, of Meridian, died Monday, July 12, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include her daughters, Genia Moore and Sherrilee Freeman, both of Milwaukee; sons, Paul Freeman of Milwaukee, Ronald Freeman and Michael Freeman, both of Kenosha; sisters, Lillie Dyess and Annie Chew, both of Racine, Wis. and Georgia Walker of Atlanta; brothers, James Dyess, William Dyess and Johnny Dyess, all of Racine, and Edward Dyess of Birmingham, Ala.; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Self employed painter
A memorial service will be held at a later date for John Victor Verdugo. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Verdugo, 51, of Meridian, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include his daughter, Michelle Comparsi; sisters, Rusty and Michelle; his mother, Tommie Finlay; a grandson, Trevor; a special love, Lynn Thomson and her daughters Vanessa and Jay; a brother, Jimmy; and several friends and loved ones including, Pam and Roger Shelby, Tina Shelby, Kristen, Dante, Gabe, Ricquel and Tianna.
He was preceded in death by his father, Victor Verdugo of San Pedro, Calif. and a brother, Bobby Finlay.
Memorials may be made to his grandson, Trevor at 1070 West Santa Cruz St., San Pedro, CA 90731.
Arrangements were incomplete at E.E. McDonald Funeral Home for Walterine Roberts, 92, of DeKalb, who died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Elsie Farrar, 75, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Gladys M. Brown, 83, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at Serenity Hospice.

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