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Obituaries for Wednesday, August 11, 2004

By Staff
Retired
CRYSTAL SPRINGS Services for Maurice L. "Bodie" Malone Sr. will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Stringer Family Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery in Lucedale.
Mr. Malone, 85, of Crystal Springs, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital in Hazlehurst. Mr. Malone was a native of Lucedale and began his career in 1957 as a purchasing agent at the University of Southern Mississippi. He later served as business manager for the Pascagoula School System for more than 25 years and retired in 1981. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs where he was active in Golden Days. He was an active member of Crystal Springs Lions Club, The Crystal Springs Masonic Lodge where he was a 32nd degree Mason. He was a member of the Copiah County Republican Party and active in the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include his wife of more than 60 years, Virgie B. Malone; a son, Maurice L. Malone Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Meridian; daughters, Brenda Young and her husband, Burt, of Crystal Springs and Sherrill Shriver, of Atlanta; a brother, Evern E. Malone of Lucedale; sisters, Avis M. Taylor and Virginia M. Barnes, both of Hattiesburg; grandchildren, Emily M. Womack, Rachael H. Womack and Maris K. Malone and his wife, Ruth, all of Meridian.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Baptist Children Village.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Self employed
Graveside services for Kennith Warren "Ken" Winborn will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Joey Shelton officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Winborn, 58, of Hattiesburg, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, in Hattiesburg. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of Court Street United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg and was a business owner and crop duster.
Survivors include his children, Ken Winborn and his wife, Karen, and Denise Hutcheson and her husband, Doug, all of Meridian; grandchildren, Meagan Winborn, Dustin Winborn, Mason Winborn and Savannah Hutcheson; an aunt, Ruth Watson of Meridian and several cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom Winborn and Imelda Loeb.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
NEWTON Services for Geneva Strickland will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gus Merritt officiating. Burial will be in Newton County Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Strickland, 87, of Decatur, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, in her home.
Survivors include her daughters, Brenda Greer and her husband, Ronnie, of Las Vegas and Neva Pettigrew and her husband, Kenny, of Decatur; a son, Wallace Strickland and his wife, Judy, of Meridian; grandchildren, Mike Greer, Valerie Greer, Jennifer Lafferty, Greg Pettigrew, Julie Strickland and Jason Strickland; brothers, James Vance of Meridian, Doug Vance of Pensacola, Fla. and Rudolph Vance of Texarkana, Texas; sisters, Delores Canady of Red Bay, Ala. and Margaret Scardaci of New York and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lam E. Strickland.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Southern Natural Gas shift engineer
QUITMAN Services for John R. Lawson will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Pine Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Danny Bullock and Richard Cauthern officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Lawson, 75, of Enterprise, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was an inactive deacon at Pine Hill Baptist Church and worked with World Changers and did other mission work.
Survivors include his wife, Loretta Lawson of Enterprise; a son, Mike Lawson and his wife, Lawana, of Meridian; a daughter, Vanessa Little of Enterprise and a sister, Dorothy Mabry of Meridian; grandchildren, Keitha Brennaman and Chris Brennaman, Megan Lawson and Michelle Lawson; two step-grandsons, Scott Barnett and Brian Barnett.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Dors Lawson and Ruby Freeman.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the church.

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