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Obituaries for Wednesday, November 3, 2004

By Staff
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Baylee Michelle Heblon will be held today at Tallawampa Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Franklin McLelland officiating. Burial will be in Martin Cemetery in Toxey. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Infant Heblon, 9 months, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at Children's Hospital in Birmingham.
Survivors include her parents, Danna McIlwain and Fredrick Heblon of Meridian; maternal grandparents, Larry and Diane Martin of Toxey; paternal grandmother, Susan Heblon of Meridian; maternal great-grandmother, Willie Mae Bailey of Livingston; paternal great-grandparents, William and Frances Culpepper of Meridian; paternal great-great-grandparents, Josephine and Melvin Carter of Meridian.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Fredrick Heblon Sr.; and paternal great-great-grandfather, Albert Heblon, both of Meridian.
Retired
Services for John Bernard Pearson Jr. will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sam Hull officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mr. Pearson, 75, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a member of East End United Methodist Church. He was a retired pilot of the Mississippi Air National Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Adams Pearson of Meridian; a son, John B. Pearson III of Meridian; daughters, Sarah Mott of Centerville, Va., Carol Clark of Clifton, Va., Laura Erickson of Fredricksburg, Va., and Patricia Humphries of Langley Air Force Base in Virginia; a brother, Joseph K. Pearson of Atlanta; grandchildren, Jared Mott, Lydia Mott, Matthew Humphries, Hallie Pearson, Caitlin Humphries, Cody Pearson, Ashleigh Humphries, Jonathan Clark, Sarah Clark, Keegan Pearson and Bailey Erickson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Bernard Pearson Sr. and Freda Kennedy Pearson.
Pallbearers will be Seth Mott, Jon Clark, Justus Humphries, Russ Erickson, Jared Mott, Matthew Humphries and Cody Pearson.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Homemaker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Annie Mae Williams will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Bethsaida Baptist Church with the Revs. Billy James and Claude Fleming Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Bethsaida Cemetery in Neshoba County. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Miss Williams, 91, of Philadelphia, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at Newton Regional Hospital.
Survivors includes five nieces, five nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Visitation will be today from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Homemaker
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Hazel Turner Skelton will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Chuck Scrivener, Steve Abston and Mae Jewel Moore officiating. Burial will be in Brightwater Cemetery in Needham.
Mrs. Skelton, 79, of Butler, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her daughters, June Graham of Needham, Charlotte Yuna of New Port News, Va., Bobbie Jo Skelton and Sandra M. Hearn, both of Butler; sons, Larry Skelton of Williamsburg, Va. and Garry Skelton of Butler; a brother, Barney Turner of Citronelle; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Terry Lee; and a great-grandchild.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired
Services for Edgar B. Lee will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Danny Davis and Roy Dabbs officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Lee, 76, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force after more than 20 years. He also retired from Roadway Express.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Lee of Meridian; sons, Robert Lee and his wife, Linda, of Texarkana, Texas, and Carl Lee of Meridian; a daughter, Betty Brown and her husband, Charlie, of Meridian; grandchildren, Robbie Lee, Ryan Brown, Keli Brown, Bobby Roberts, Paula Browning and Wanda Hunn; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Leon Gough of Meridian.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Brown, Eddie Broadway, Carl Chambers, Rayford Nester, Leon Minter and Marvin Ware.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired U.S. Defense Department employee
Services for Elouise Rimpson Wiggins will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Peters A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Troy Rosco officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Enterprise Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Wiggins, 101, of Meridian, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, at Heartfelt Hospice.
Survivors include several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeremiah Wiggins; and her brother, Mose Rimpson.
Visitation will be Thursday from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Hazel Walker, 82, of Meridian, who died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at Guardian Angel Hospice.
Arrangements were incomplete at E.E. McDonald Funeral Home for Johonnie R. Wilson, 81, of Collinsville, who died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home for Virgil Snowden, 83, of Collinsville, who died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, in his home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home for Myrtle Dallas, 88, of Meridian, who died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at Riley Nursing Center.

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