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Obituaries for Tuesday, October 5, 2004

By Staff
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Services for Jerry R. Shoemaker will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Charlie Haynes and David Mock officiating. Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Shoemaker, 66, of Meridian, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, in his home. He was a school teacher for several years with Harrison County Schools. He was a principal at Huntsville Middle School in Huntsville, Ala., before moving to be principal at Northport Middle School. He retired as administrative assistant to Dr. Carlton Smith at the Vestavia Hills Board of Education in Birmingham, Ala.
Survivors include his brother, Milton R. Shoemaker of Meridian; nieces, Cindy Clark and her husband, Ty, of Meridian, Debbie Hill and her husband, Eddie, of Sweetwater, Ala., Diane Johnson of Meridian and Dana Peavy and her husband, Scotty, of Meridian; a nephew, David Stephens and his wife, Wendy, of Meridian; great-nieces and nephews, Shane and Amy Vick, Lori and Marshall Hall, Brandon Hill, Heath Hill, Ryan Phillips, Blake Johnson, Sam Johnson, Ashley Peavy, Michael Peavy, Raven Stephens, Bo Stephens and Chase Stephens; special friends, Peggy Long of Quitman, Dr. Carlton Smith and his wife, Martha, of Birmingham, Happy Beatty of Birmingham and Marianna McCoy of Huntsville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucy M. Shoemaker and Alton Shoemaker, a sister, Ruth Stephens; and a brother, Gail Shoemaker.
Pallbearers will be his nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. -11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Graveside services for Derri'on Boyd will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Bodka Valley Cemetery in Scooba with the Rev. Andrew Stewart officiating. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Infant Boyd, one day, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include his mother, Mattie Madison and father, Derrick Boyd; and a brother, Tavorise Hudson, all of DeKalb.
STARKVILLE Visitation for Steven David Jennings will be held Wednesday from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home.
Mr. Jennings, 31, of Starkville, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, in Starkville.
Survivors include his mother, Belinda Buchanon and her husband, Terry, of Starkville; his father, David P. Jennings and his wife, Seala, of Meridian; a sister, Jennifer Jennings of Starkville; a brother, Sam Jennings of Meridian; his maternal grandmother, Grace Garrard; his paternal grandfather, Marcus P. Jennings of Kosciusko; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Nora Lee Jennings; and his maternal grandfather, B.F. Garrard.
Memorials may be made to the Mississippi Kidney Foundation.
Retired
NEWTON Services for James Edward Garvin were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Joey Lang and J.B. Costilow officiating. Burial was in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Garvin, 60, of Newton, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, in his home. He was a retired brakeman for Norfolk-Southern Railroad, a beef farmer and a poultry farmer. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, the American Legion and he served as past vice president of Newton Farm Supply, Inc. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Ezelle Garvin of Newton; a daughter, Michelle Maske and her husband, Michael, of Newton; sons, Lance S. Garvin and Chad L. Garvin and his wife, Jamie, all of Newton; his mother, Myrtie Bell Tillman Garvin of Newton; a brother, Jack Garvin of Newton; a sister, Mary Helen Kellum of Newton; and granddaughters, Hannah Grace Garvin and Savanna Leigh Maske, both of Newton.
He was preceded in death by his father, O.C. Garvin Sr.; and a brother, O.C. Garvin Jr.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Sibley, Benny Sibley, Al Kennedy, Tony Ezell, J. Paul Everett and C.P. Mosby.
Honorary pallbearers were Al Snowden, Wayne Maske, Gerald Pogue, Ben Moore, Lewis James, Gary Tune, Kenny Monk, Freddie Ezelle, Ray Ezelle, Lynn Ezelle, Clyde Goss and Butch Patch.
Arrangements were incomplete at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home for Fred H. Crosby, 85, of Meridian, who died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at Heartfelt Hospice.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Phillip A. McLelland, 80, of Meridian, who died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, in Meridian.

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