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Obituaries for Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002

By Staff
Retired sales associate of JCPenney
Services for Annie Mae Williams will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the New Cannan Missionary Baptist Church in Meridian. The Rev. Stanley J. Coleman is the pastor and will be officiating the service. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Williams, 50, of Meridian, was born Annie Mae Mayhan on Jan. 22, 1952, in Shubuta to the late Lula Mae Hollingsworth and L.T. Mayhan. She attended Shirley Owens in Quitman and later attended Harris in Meridian. She graduated from Meridian High School. After 24 years of dutiful service to JCPenney Department Store, she retired in 1998.
Mrs. Williams joined New Cannan Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Matthew Jenkins and has faithfully rendered her service there until her health would no longer permit so. Very active in her community, Mrs. Williams was a Habitat for Humanity volunteer and dedicated member of the Horizon's Christian Fellowship Organization.
This devoted "Mama," "Pammaw," "Teetee," "Annie," sister, church member and very special friend to many, many people from all walks of life will be missed dearly.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory two children, Charles Demetrius Williams Sr.(Jackie Granger) and Angelia Michelle Williams, both of Meridian; four grandchildren, that she adored, Tashee Williams (13), Charles Williams Jr. (7), Charleston Williams (3) and Taylor Andrianna Williams (2), all of Meridian; three sisters, Lee Moore of Meridian, Vira Grace and Jaisy Jordan, both of Pachuta; four brothers, Ernest McFarland Jr. (Odell Cole) of Meridian, Jimmy McFarland, Sacramento, Calif., Herthur Jordan, Jr. (Annie Sherwood) of Bay Springs and Andre Jordan (P.J.) of Indianapolis; her loving devoted soul mate and friend, James Stewart, along with a close-knit group of nieces, nephews, cousins, church members and very, very special friends.
She loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all her heart, gave her life to Christ at an early age and had a light of her own that shined bright as the stars in the sky. Very organized, thorough and more than anything else, always concerned more for others than herself, she left this handwritten note on a small piece of stationary. "Meechie and Angie remember I will always be with you'll because I love both of you so much. I love and care for all of my grandchildren. I hope they will grow up to be something very special in their lifetime. Tell Stewart, Lee, Jr., Jimmy, Kim, Kiara, Jasmine and everyone that is very special to me that I will always cherish and love them very much. Also Pastor Coleman and my church family."
And to you dear lady: We miss you so much… your smile, your hugs, your cooking, your friendship and our conversations… but we know that God loves you more! We will see you again someday.
Visitation and viewing will be Monday 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Retired selective service clerk
YORK, Ala. Services for Addie B. White will be held today at 2 p.m. at Livingston Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Sandra Price officiating. Burial will be in Myrtlewood Cemetery. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. White, 99, of Livingston, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at Brookwood Hospital in Birmingham.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorials be made to Livingston Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box MM, Livingston, AL 35470.
Retired deputy
LOUISVILLE Graveside services for Willis "Buck" Burns will be held today at 3 p.m. at Sand Hill Cemetery in Neshoba County with the Rev. Mike Sullivan officiating. Nowell Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Burns, 77, of Louisville, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at his home. He was a retired deputy with the Winston County Sheriff's Department.
Survivors include four sons, Danny Burns of Columbus, Mike Burns of Florida, Ricky Burns of Jackson and Butch Burns of Louisville; two daughters, Renea Wilson of Philadelphia and Annette Burns of Louisville; and seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from noon-2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Graveside services for George Grayson will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Carlotta Downing officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Grayson, 90, of Meridian, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at Benchmark Health Care. He was a retired quality control supervisor for United Steel, where he worked for 28 years. He was a Mason at Ashlar Lodge.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Shirley Castle of Grand Junction, Colo.; five nieces, Shirley G. Childres and her husband, Bill, of Calhoun, Ga., Annie Mae Luke and her husband, Jake, of Newport, Ala., Tara Barton of San Gabriel, Calif., Dr. Dolores Grayson of Canyon Lake, Calif., and Stella Grayson of Chino, Calif.; and two nephews, Col. Edward F. Grayson and his wife, Shirley, of Engelwood, Fla., and Paul Downs and his wife, Nora, of Meridian.
He was preceded in death by a son, Alan Grayson.
Retired clerk
NEWTON Services for Kathleen R. Roberson will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rodney Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Cemetery.
Mrs. Roberson, 89, of Hickory, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at Newton Regional Hospital. She was a retired clerk for the U.S. government and was a member of Hickory Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Edith Roberson of Hickory; two sisters, Merle Edwards of Meridian and Florence Russell of Hickory; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marshall and Stella McMullan Russell; three sisters, Martha Montgomery, Nell R. Miller and Maude R. Cowan; and a brother, Henry Russell.
Pallbearers will be Jody Bryant, Judson Meaders, Troy Brand, John Brand, Cayce Bufkin Sr., and Raymond Walker.
Visitation will be today from 4 p.m.-6p.m. at the funeral home.