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Obituaries for Wednesday, August 25, 2004

By Staff
Services for Katie B. Neal will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Zion Hill C.M.E. Church with the Rev. James Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Neal, 77, of Meridian, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at Guardian Angel Hospice.
Survivors include her son, Armster Young Jr. and his wife, Lennette, of Meridian; a granddaughter, Dr. Carrie McWilliams and her husband, Kenneth, of Pawcatuck, Conn.; two great-granddaughters; a brother, Warnie Welch of Meridian; two step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Survilla Wright and Susie M. Neal; brothers, Cassidy Tillman, Matthew Tillman, Aaron Tillman and John Tillman.
Visitation will be Thursday from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired
NEWTON Services for Leon Harris Mabry will be held today at 2 p.m. at Lake Christian Church with the Revs. Billie G. Nichols, Roger York and Herman Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Sharon Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Mabry, 80, of Lake, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, in his home. He was a lifelong member of Lake Christian Church where he served as an elder and song leader. He retired from Newton Company Garment Manufacturing after more than 38 years as a spreader and cutter of men's pants. He will be remembered as an avid gardener. He was a Master Mason and was a member of the George D. Riley Lodge No. 605 in Lake.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Fagan Mabry; daughters, Fay Evans and her husband, Charles and Ruth Rucker and her husband, James; a son, David Mabry and his wife, Tina; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Forest Mabry of Memphis, Tenn. and George Mabry of Lake City, Fla.
Memorials may be made to Lake Christian Church Building Fund.
Pallbearers will be Clifton Kelly, Scott Hammons, Brad Gressett, Dan Gressett, Keith Evans and Dan Plunkett.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Crosby, Ed Nester, Edward Street and Travis Martin.
Visitation will be today 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.
CLINTON Services for Mary Ann Cannady Weeks will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Weeks, 63, of Clinton, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at Hospice Ministries Inc. in Ridgeland. She was a native of Meridian and a resident of Clinton for more than 15 years. She was a graduate of the University of Mississippi. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clinton.
Survivors include her husband, Charles J. Weeks of Clinton; a son, Creighton A. Weeks of Madison; a brother, Norman A. Cannady and his wife, Peggy, of Pascagoula; nephews, William R. Cannady III and his wife, Michelle, Norman Cannady Jr. and his wife, Ashley, of Madison; nieces, Perri Coffey and her husband, Danny, of Madison, Nicole Boulton of Gautier; cousin, O.B. Walton and his wife, Frances.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Lucille Cannady and a brother, William R. Cannady Jr.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Clinton, 100 E. College Street, Clinton, MS 39056.
Retired owner and operator of Sharp's Grocery
PHILADELPHIA Services for Alfred Sharp will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Revs. Ben McDaniel and David Ray Hardy officiating. Burial will be in Beatline Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Mr. Sharp, 71, of Philadelphia, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, in his home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Carrie Sharp; sisters, Alice Hardy, Ollie Mae Apperson and Lessie Killen; brothers, Buddie Sharp and Arzen Sharp, all of Philadelphia.
Visitation will be today from 3 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired
Services for Dorothy W. Whitehead will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Dr. Thad Moore and Jimmy Smithey officiating.
Mrs. Whitehead, 82, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare Center. She was the church secretary at Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church and Northcrest Baptist Church for many years. She was a member of Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Sue S. Gressett and her husband, Sam, of Meridian; a son, David I. Whitehead of Meridian; grandsons, Dane Gressett and his wife, Erica, of Meridian and David Scott Whitehead, of Slidell, La.; three great-grandchildren, Taylor Gressett, Mitchell Gressett and Savannah Gressett; one niece, Cheryl Hall of Valpariso, Fla.; nephews, Mark Williams of Seattle and Jon William of Florida; a sister-in-law, Lee Williams of Valpariso, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alleyene Williams and H.W. Williams and a brother, H.W. Williams Jr.
Visitation will be Thursday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Services for Louis Alexander will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Galilee Baptist Church on Kings Road with the Rev. Charlie Watson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Alexander, 49, of Meridian, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Darnell Alexander; daughters, Kimberly Alexander Rush and Tisha Alexander; a son, Louis Alexander Jr., all of Meridian; his father, Amos Branch of Seattle; sisters, Mary Hudson and Shirley Harrison, both of Meridian; one brother and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ida Bell Bell.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Homemaker
Graveside services for Vera Pope Grayson were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Bob Simmons officiating. Barham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Grayson, 84, of Collinsville, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at Beverly Health Care Center. She was a member of Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church and a member of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her daughter, Glenda Rowell and her husband, Jimmie, of Collinsville; a son, Ralph Grayson and his wife, Judy, of Hoover, Ala.; a sister, Hazel Haywood, of Aberdeen; grandchildren, Denise Godwin, Dwayne Rowell, Jay Grayson, Toni Grayson, and Clay Grayson; three great-grandchildren, Courtney Godwin, Judd Godwin and Jas Grayson; step-grandchildren, Robert Hughes and Jennifer Lee.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.R. "Tubby" Grayson.

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