OBITUARIES FOR TUESDAY, FEB. 20, 2001
Employee of McMillan Blodell Paper Mill
BUTLER, Ala. Services for J.W. Jenkins will be held today at 2 p.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Ken Gibson and Larry Cockerham officiating. Burial will be in Mosley Cemetery in Gilbertown.
Mr. Jenkins, 72, of Meridian, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Jenkins of Gilbertown; a son, Paul Jenkins of Pennington; a daughter, Delores Hall of Sylacauga; a brother, Hayward Jenkins of Toxey; three sisters, Alma Roberts of Gilbertown, Clara B. Kelly of Junction City, Kan. and Elaine Tindle of Cabot, Ark.; and five grandchildren.
MARY JANE WILLIAMSON
PHILADELPHIA Services for Mary Jane Williamson will be held today at 3 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev. Hugh Martin officiating. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Williamson, 75, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at her home. She was a retired seamstress.
Survivors include her husband, Arnold Williamson of Philadelphia; three sons, Edward Arnold Williamson, Burl Thomas Williamson and Noel Stanley Williamson, all of Philadelphia; a sister, Cornelius McCrory of Philadelphia; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ashley Dawn Williamson.
MATTIE L. LARKIN
Director of insurance company
DEKALB Services for Mattie L. Larkin will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Hill United Methodist Church in Meridian with the Rev. Carl Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Toomsuba with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Larkin, 94, of Meridian, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001 at Guardian Angel Hospice in Meridian.
Survivors include several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings.
Visitation will be today from 4-8 p.m. at E.E. McDonald Chapel Funeral Home in Meridian.
FANNIE MORGAN WRIGHT
Retired practical nurse
Services for Fannie Morgan Wright will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Newell Chapel CME with the Rev. Eugene Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery with Enterprise Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Wright, 87, of Meridian, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, in Peoria, Ariz.
Survivors include a daughter, Bettye Ricks Saunders of Peoria; three stepsons, Donald "Bo" Wright and Calbert Wright, both of Chicago and Mitchell Wright of Douglasville, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Shirlee Wright of Chicago; and a grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wright.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Thelma Boyd will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jason Bird officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Boyd, 95, of Meridian, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at King's Daughters and Sons Rest Home. She was a member of Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church and a former employee of Liberty Shop. She was a buyer for Alex Loeb.
Survivors include her niece, Bobby Dryden of Hattiesburg; three great nieces, Leslie McLemore Vick of Pensacola, Fla., Cindy McLemore Thomas and her husband, Greg, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Robin Dryden Vignes and her husband, Bobby, of Biloxi; and a great nephew, Steve Dryden and his wife, Mary, of Hattiesburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leoanard S. Boyd, a niece, Betty McLemore and a sister, Lula Rawson Thomas.
The family requests memorials be made to Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church or King's Daughters and Sons Rest Home.
Visitation will be Thursday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
JEWEL SHELTON RICHARDSON
UNION Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home for Jewel Shelton Richardson, 89, of Union, who died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at Laird Hospital.
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Rayford Kinard, 70, who died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
ANNIE HAZEL NORTHRUP
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Annie Hazel Northrup, 65, who died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at Riley Nursing Home.