OBITUARIES FOR TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2001
He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Jonathan Troy Collins.
Pallbearers will be Steve Lucroy, Robby Thompson, Phillip Dillard, Joseph Sparacino, Randy McElhenney, Ronnie Adcock and John Collins.
Visitation will be today from 2 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
GERTIE MAE WINSTEAD EASTERLING
Retired private duty nurse
PHILADELPHIA Services for Gertie Mae Winstead Easterling will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at John E. Stephens Chapel with the Rev. John Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Beat Line Cemetery.
Ms. Easterling, 73, of Cleveland, Ga., died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Survivors include three sisters, Mavis Johnson of Philadelphia, Tina Kogen and her husband, Gerald, of Orange Park, Fla., and Alice Reid and her husband, Jack, of Cleveland; a brother, Frank Winstead and his wife, Shirley, of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Viola Winstead.
SAMMY W. ROBERTSON
Graveside services for Sammy W. Robertson will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at DeSota Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Davis officiating. Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Robertson, 32, of Meridian, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, in Meridian.
Survivors include his parents, Henry and Mary Russell of Meridian; four brothers, Gary Robertson and Charlie Davis, both of Meridian, Robert Eugene Davis of Porterville and Melvin Junior Davis of Texas; four sisters, Melisa Chisolm, Vickey Harry and Debbie Davis, all of Meridian, and Lynn Robertson of Texas.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Russell.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired driver with Roadway
Services for Wilbert "Chuck" Seymour will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Riverhill Baptist Church with the Rev. Leon Parnell officiating. Burial will be in Riverhill Cemetery in Salitta, Ala., with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Seymour, 65, of Meridian, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital. he was a member of Northcrest Baptist Church, the Scottish Rite and York Rite Masons and Masonic Blue Lodge 333. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Seymour of Meridian; five sons, Mike Seymour and his wife, Donna, of Winter Haven, Fla., Rick Seymour and his wife, Jeanette, of Tennessee, Bryan Seymour of Meridian, Bob York and his wife, Donna, of Jackson, Ala. and Kirk York of Atlanta; a sister, Peggy Claxton and a brother, Mason Seymour, both of Macon, Ga.; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Martha Seymour; and brothers, Bud Seymour and Marvin Seymour.
Pallbearers will be Wendell Hodge, Raymond Pugh, Clint Pugh, Matt Bowman, Kenneth Overstreet, Chris York, Danny Wynn, Terry Hooper and David Harvey.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Masonic Lodge 333, the York and Scottish Rite.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
LAURA CHARJEAN LAUGHLIN-GRAVES
Librarian for Jones Elementary School
HATTIESBURG Services for Laura Charjean Laughlin-Graves will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Ascension. Burial will be in Episcopal Church of the Ascension Columbarium with Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Graves, 46, of Hattiesburg, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at Forrest General Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Sid Graves of Hattiesburg; mother, Jeannine Laughlin-Porter and her stepfather, Bill Porter of Meridian; a stepdaughter, Abagail Graves McCall of Montgomery, Ala.; a sister, Kaylene Behm of Hattiesburg; two brothers, Paul Laughlin of Hattiesburg and Buddy Laughlin of Meridian; and two step-grandchildren.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, the Episcopal Church of the Ascension or the Hattiesburg library.
Visitation will be Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m. in the church parish hall.
JOHN H. JOHNSON
HOLLAND, Mich. Services for John H. Johnson will be held Thursday at noon at Rose Park Baptist Church with the Rev. David T. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery with Notier Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Johnson, 95, of Holland, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in his home.
Survivors include his children, Johnnie "Juana " Jones of Sebring, Fla., Albert and Betty Johnson of Louisville, Ky., Henry and Edmonia Johnson of San Francisco, Oletha McBride, Ella Stewart and Willie and Mary Windom, all of Southfield, Mich., Eugene "Gene" Johnson, William and Myerie Johnson, the Rev. Charles and Joyce Johnson and Van "Paul" Johnson, all of Holland, Bernard and Jackie Johnson of Detroit and Ulysses Windom of Las Vegas; three brothers, Roger and Aronna Johnson, Earl and Alberta Johnson and Ivan and Howard Lea Johnson, all of Neshoba County; 43 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sadie Johnson.
The family requests memorials be made to Hospice of Holland.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Aircraft mechanic with Boeing
Graveside services for Daniel Miltimore will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Lockhart Cemetery with the Rev. Danny Watts officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Miltimore, 36, of Lauderdale, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in his home.
Survivors include his wife, Alicia P. Miltimore and a son, Luke Patrick Miltimore, both of Lauderdale; his parents, Michael and Linda Miltimore of Land-O-Lakes, Fla.; his birth mother, Mary Somola of St. Petersburg, Fla.; eight brothers, Sean Miltimore of Denver, Shane Miltimore of Tampa, Fla., William Wilson and J. Wilson, both of Peoria, Ill., Robert Wilson of Round Lake, Ill., Dave Wilson of Denver, Todd Wilson of Kansas City and Victor Somola of St. Petersburg; and his maternal grandmother, Martha Lindsey of Honolulu.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Patrick Miltimore.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Earl Liedtke of Meridian who died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
LEO FLETCHER CLARK
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Leo Fletcher Clark, 74, of Meridian, who died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at Wayne General Hospital.