Obituaries for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001
BEULAH PREMEAUX LEE
BILOXI Services for Beulah Premeaux Lee were held Saturday at Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home. Burial was in Biloxi City Cemetery.
Mrs. Lee, 82, of Meridian, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, in Meridian. She was born in New Iberia, La., and was a resident of Meridian since 1958. She lived in Biloxi a number of years, where she worked in the seafood industry and was a former member of the Fleur de Lis Society Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Lee was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Meridian.
Survivors include four daughters, Linda Scarbrough, Loraine Lee, Lina Green and her husband, Paul, all of Meridian, and Loretta Lee of Las Vegas; a son, Robert E. Lee and his wife, Vivian, of Meridian; a sister, Beatrice Manuel of Ocean Springs; a sister-in-law-Helen Barras of Biloxi; a brother-in-law, Webster Lee and his wife, Dolores, of D'Iberville; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Erving Lee; two sisters, two brothers and her parents, Dounis and Helen Theriot Premeaux.
LEE OTHA HERRINGTON
Retired truck driver
Graveside services for Lee Otha Herrington will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Daniel Bankson, John Adcock and Bill Webb officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Herrington, 49, of Meridian, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, in his home.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Rosetta Townsend of Meridian; a brother, Spurgeon Herrington; five sisters, Mary Dixon of Pearl, Lenona Alford of Union, Ann Taylor, Bonnie Ward and Iva Adcock, all of Meridian; five stepchildren, Kimberly Rouse of Toomsuba, Veronica Ross, Wesley Alphin and Earl L. Alphin Jr., all of Meridian, and Judy Baughman of Bailey; brothers-in-law, Jr. Dixon and George Taylor; nine step grandchildren, one great-grandson and six nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Milton Herrington and Eunice Myers Herrington; and three sisters.
Pallbearers will be Alan Devault, Randy Johnson Sr., Randy Johnson Jr., Kenneth Gardner, Richard Oliver and Mark Gardner.
LELIA MAE NORTON
PHILADELPHIA Graveside services for Lelia Mae Norton will be held today at 11 a.m. at Cedarlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Smith officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Norton, 94, of Grenada, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
Survivors include two sons, Clyde Norton of Alexandria, La., and Tom Norton of Grenada; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, C.S. "Bill" Norton.
The family requests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church of Grenada.
PAM CLAY LAWSON
PHILADELPHIA Services for Pam Clay Lawson will be held today at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McClain-Hays Funeral Service with the Revs. Dr. Malcolm Lewis and Jim Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Lawson, 34, of Toomsuba, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala.
Survivors include her husband, David Lawson and a daughter, Lauren Lawson of Toomsuba; her mother, Linda Kay Clay of Marion; her father and stepmother, Michael and Jenny Clay of Meridian; a sister, Cheryl Clay Welch of Toomsuba; a brother, Anthony "Tony" Clay and her grandmother, Joyce Warren of Meridian; several stepbrothers and sisters; and three nieces.
WILLA MABRY MCCLENAHAN
Retired school teacher
NEWTON Graveside services for Willa Mabry McClenahan will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Newton Masonic Cemetery with the Rev. Curtis Cain officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. McClenahan, 92, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., formerly of Newton, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at Walton County Convalescent Center. She was a member of Newton United Methodist Church and the Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors include a son, William C. McClenahan and a grandson, Heath McClenahan, both of Santa Rosa Beach.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Non McClenahan; her parents, William and Virgie Thornton Mabry; two sisters and one brother.
GRACE LYNCH COCHRAN
Graveside services for Grace Lynch Cochran will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Jon Kaufman officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Cochran, 88, of Meridian, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at Riley Hospital. She was a native and lifelong resident of Meridian. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
She will be missed by those who survive her, a son, Jim Cochran; daughters-in-law, Jeannie Cochran and Beth Cochran; five grandchildren, David Cochran, Janet Cochran Fields, Jeff Cochran, Richard Cochran and Karen Cochran; and one great-grandchild, Joshua Cochran.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Evie Lynch; her husband, J.P. Cochran; and a son, Jerry Cochran.
Pallbearers will be David Cochran, Richard Cochran, Jimmy Fields, Chuck Thompson, Terry Freeman and Wayne Freeman.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
LUCILE COLE LANTZ
MACON Graveside services for Lucile Cole Lantz will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Oddfellows Cemetery with the Rev. Murray Bullock officiating. Cockrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Lantz, 95, of Macon, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at Elderly Care Center.