Obituaries for Sunday, March 10, 2002

By Staff
JAMES EUGENE WOOTEN
Retired letter carrier
FOREST Services for James Eugene "Gene" Wooten will be held today at 2 p.m. at Ott and Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Salem Baptist Church in Lake with Ott and Lee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Wooten, 73, of Lake, died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Lackey Memorial Hospital in Forest. He was a native of Electric Mills before moving to Lake and was a retired rural letter carrier.
Survivors include his wife Odessa Sessions Wooten of Lake; a son, Mike Wooten and his wife Shelia of Lake; two daughters, Donna Beckwith of Lake, and Debra Wooten of Ridgeland; four brothers, Lewis J. Wooten and Wilson Wooten, both of Lake, Will Henry Wooten and Roger Wooten, both of Forest; four sisters, Tommie Stroud of Jackson, Mary Blackburn of Metairie, La., Patricia Beckwith of Belzoni, and Sarah Mabry of Lake; a sister-in-law, Dot Sessions Sanders of McComb; five grandchildren, Crissie Walker of Olive Branch, Kimbo Wooten, Jason Wooten, Brian Beckwith, and Brent Beckwith, all of Lake.
Visitation will be today from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
FRED RAY GRIFFIN
Retired maintenance worker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Fred Ray Griffin will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at McClain-Hays Chapel with the Rev. Curtis Griffin officiating. Burial will be in Black Jack Cemetery in Neshoba County with McClain-Hays Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Griffin, 73, of Independence, La., died Friday, March 8, 2002, at Tiche Regional Hospital in Morgan City, La. He was a retired hospital maintenance worker.
Survivors include his daughter, Debra G. Majure of Preston; two sons, Wally Griffin of Patterson, La., and Gregg Griffin of Philadelphia; two sisters, Mrs. Vertice Davis of Ponchatoula, La., and Mrs. Brenda Ingram of Carthage; and a brother, the Rev. Curtis Griffin of Winona.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Minnie Griffin.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
CANNON WINDHAM
Retired NAS worker
DEKALB Services for Cannon "Bunk" Windham will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Preston with the Rev. J.T. Windham officiating. Burial will be in Symra Cemetery in Preston with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Cannon, 72, of Preston, died Friday, March 8, 2002, in Preston. He was a retired NAS worker.
Survivors include two sisters, Marjorie Nunn of Preston, and Odie C. Coleman of East St. Louis, Ill.; a brother, Thomas Windham of Preston; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife and son.
Visitation will be Monday one hour prior to the service at the church.
OLA A. MOORE
Retired
Services for Ola A. Moore will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Barham Chapel with the Rev. Bob Followell officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Moore, 81, of Meridian, died Friday, March 8, 2002, in Meridian. She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 11, Highland Baptist Church, retired from Hulett Furniture Co. and was a native of Scott County.
Survivors include two sons, J.W. Moore III of Starkville, and A.E. "Rusty" Moore of Hattiesburg; a daughter, Beverly Moore Gore of Tanner, Ala.; a sister, Ruby Merchant of Mobile, Ala.; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Moore Jr. and a daughter Barbara Moore Price.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and grandsons-in-law.
SYLVESTER BRIDGMON
Retired teamster
Services for Sylvester "Beck" Bridgmon will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Cliff Pace officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bridgmon, 71, of Meridian, died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at his residence. He was a retired teamster, a Mason and a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Wendell Bridgmon of Meridian; two daughters, Ann Stone of Birmingham, Ala., and Melinda Klinakis of Atlanta; a sister, Vera Jenkins of Jasper, Ala.; two brothers, Roy Bridgmon of Plant City, Fla., and Henry Bridgmon of Jasper, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Scott Stone, Stacy Bates, Brandon Bridgmon, Crystal Stone, Jason Bridgmon, Nicholas Klinakis and Daniel Bridgmon; and numerous nieces and nephews; and three great-grandchildren Kayla Bates, Belle Stone and Justin Bates.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Melba Ferguson Bridgmon and a son, Sam Bridgmon.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.
Pallbearers will be Edwin Lummus, Don Tindle, Tommy Cook, Kenneth Jones, Lance Maddox and Chris Winlelman.
The honorary pallbearer will be Jackie Roberson.

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