OBITUARIES FOR SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2001
STAFF SERGEANT RALPH BERNARD DAVIS
Services for Staff Sgt. Ralph Bernard Davis will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery National Guard Armory with the Rev. Samuel Alford officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Enterprise Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Davis, 37, of Meridian, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He was employed with the National Guard, training non-commissioned officers.
Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Davis of Meridian; two sons, Antonio Collins and Roderick Baskin, both of Meridian; a daughter, Natalie Wilson of Meridian; his mother, Joan Brunson of Meridian; a brother Charles Brunson of Meridian; a sister, Deborah Renee Adams of Austin, Texas; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at Enterprise Funeral Home.
MARGARET HELEN HARBOUR
DEKALB Services for Margaret Helen Harbour of DeKalb will be held today at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church with the Rev. David Keller and Scott Riley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Harbour, 76, of DeKalb, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Henry Waldo Harbour of DeKalb; a son, Frankie Harbour and his wife, Rita, of DeKalb; two brothers, Herman Galloway of Yazoo City and Gerald Galloway of DeKalb; two sisters, Evalyne Jolly of Collinsville and Frances Warren of Philadelphia; three grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.
Visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to the service.
JOHNNIE C. WILLIAMSON
Retired, U.S. Motors
PHILADELPHIA Services for Johnnie C. Williamson will be held today at 3 p.m. at McClain-Hays Chapel, with the Rev. John Branning officiating. Burial will be in Sandtown Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Service Inc. in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Williamson, 73, of Philadelphia, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at his home.
Born and reared in Neshoba County, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in World War II.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Purvis and her husband, Ray, of Philadelphia, and Carolyn Dabbs and her husband, Andrew, of Scooba; a son, Johnny R. Williamson and his wife, Tanya, of Collinsville; six grandchildren, Brad Purvis of Philadelphia, David Dabbs and Daniel Dabbs, both of Scooba, John Williamson and his wife, Nikki, of Meridian, Nicole Williamson and Mindy Carney, both of Collinsville; two great-grandchildren, Taylor Danielle Williamson and John David Williamson, both of Meridian; a sister, Annie Mae Couch of Moss Point; and a brother, Cecil Williamson of Moss Point.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Madie Elizabeth Williamson.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Dabbs, David Dabbs, Brad Purvis, Daniel Dabbs, John Williamson and Ray Purvis.
OLENE FULTON MOORE
Social worker, Laird Hospital
Services for Olene Fulton Moore will be held today at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church with the Revs. Marcus Finch and Allen Hill officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Moore died Friday, May 4, 2001, at Laird Hospital. She was born in Newton County to the late Dr. and Mrs. J.O. Fulton. She lived the majority of her life in Union.
Her career included teaching throughout several Central Mississippi communities, among them Winston County, Beulah Hubbard, Sebastopol, Neshoba County and Union. She also served a head librarian at Pascagoula High School during the late 60s and early 70s.
After retiring from the classroom, she accepted a position as director of Information and Referral with the Mississippi Council on Aging, serving for almost two decades. Not wanting to retire from professional life, she began an association with Union Health Care Inc., working in the home health division and later as the social worker for Laird Hospital, where she served until her illness.
Contributions to Moore's community have represented a large part of her life and her public service has been recognized in numerous ways. Among her honors are "Woman of the Year" by the Mississippi Federated Women's Club, Union's "Outstanding Citizen of the Year," "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" and, in 1998, she was recognized in the Mississippi Senate for her life-long commitment to her community and state.
Survivors include three children and their families: Ann Moore and Harry Stamps of Long Beach and their daughters, Amanda Stamps of Dallas and Alison Stamps of Starkville; Joel Moore of Charlotte, N.C., and his children, Kenneth Moore of Charlotte and Natalie Moore of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Betty Moore and Cy Williams and their daughter Lauren Williams, all of Fulton; a sister, Sue Fulton Kirsey of Jackson; and a brother, Fred Fulton of Houston, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry C. Moore, a grandson, Steven Joel Moore of Charlotte, and a brother, Thurman Fulton of Clarksdale.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Retired factory worker
UNION Services for Esther Douglas will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Barron Pilgrim officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Mrs. Douglas, 88, of Carthage and formerly of Union, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Choctaw Resident Center.
Survivors include a son, Hugh Douglas of Florence; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Luke and Florence Driskell, and a brother, O'Cona Driskell.
Visitation will be held today from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home.
SEBASTOPOL Services for John Colton will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Crystal Ridge Mennonite Church, wit the Rev. Eddie Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Cotton, 73, of Louisville, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center, Meridian.
Survivors include five sons, Junior Cotton, Jimmy Cotton and Willie Cotton, all of Louisville, Cillo Cotton of Philadelphia and James Cotton of Louisville; four daughters, Rosie Fayes, Ora Mae Galvin, Sara Cotton and Elaine Isaac, all of Louisville; a sister, Marie Cotton of Louisville; 27 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.