Graveside services for Grace S. Price will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery with the Revs. Dr. Tom Sikes and Jerry Johnson officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Price, 84, of Meridian, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of First Christian Church, where she taught Sunday school and Bible study for more than 50 years. She was an active participant in the Kentucky Ham Meal for many years and coordinator of games at the Beverly Health Care.
Survivors include two daughters, Laura McKenzie of Escatawpa and LeAnne Johnson of Marion; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Price.
The family requests memorials be made to First Christian Church.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
LAURA STERDIVANT HARRIS
Retired private duty nurse
Services for Laura Sterdivant Harris will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Toomsuba with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Harris, 82, of Chicago, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at Trinity Hospital in Chicago.
Survivors include her foster son and nephew, Patrick Stanton; nieces and nephews, Brewsters, Otts, Robinsons and McShan families.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings.
Visitation will be today 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and two hours prior to the service at the church.
KOSCIUSKO Services for Donnis Thrailkill will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Bethsaida Baptist Church in French Camp with the Rev. Gary Jackson officiating. Burial in the church cemetery with Jordan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Thrailkill, 71, died Monday, April 8, 2002, in her home. She was a member of Bethsaida Baptist Church, and the Fun and Fellowship Group in French Camp.
Survivors include her husband, Billy W. "Pete" Thrailkill; a son, Mike Thrailkill of Decatur; daughters, Denise McClurg of French Camp and Melinda Hopkins of McCool; a brother, Mickey Keen of Carthage; a sister, Sheila Pender of Carmack; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest David Keen and Myrtle Lola Keen; brothers, James Keen and David Keen; and a sister, Marcie Furr. Pallbearers will be Kenny Henderson, Claudy King, Jon Goins, Bobby Hulett, Lawrence Clark, and Prentis Pullen.
The family requests memorials be made to Bethsaida Building Fund.
Visitation will be today 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
ROBERT NELSON THOMAS
UNION Services for Robert Nelson Thomas will be held Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at Decatur United Methodist Church with the Rev. Billy Owen officiating. Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Thomas, 70, of Decatur, died Monday, April 8, 2002, in his home. He was born in Montgomery County, N.C. His mother died when he was 2-years-old, and he and his four brothers were raised in the Masonic Orphanage in Oxford, N.C. He father was killed in an accident before he was born.
Mr. Thomas was a 32nd degree Mason who achieved York and Scottish Rites and was a member of Evergreen Lodge #77.
He was a chaplain for Newton County Camp Gideon's International and did jail ministry. He was an active member of Decatur United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the New Beginnings Sunday School class and the choir. He was also a member of United Methodist Men's Organization.
For the last five years he devoted every Monday morning to delivering prior Sunday church services on cassette tapes to shut-ins. He was also a member of the Mississippi Methodist Cursillo and the Senior Singers at Clarke Venable Baptist Church.
Mr. Thomas served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a life member of National Rifleman's Association and Mississippi Bowhunters Association and inducted into the Mississippi Bowhunters Hall of Fame. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and an avid gardener.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances McNair Thomas, a daughter, Frances Dawn Thomas, a son, Olin Carson Thomas and his wife, Janet, and a granddaughter, Mary Lois Thomas, all of Decatur; grandsons, Benjamin Carson Thomas of Shreveport, La., Olin Gary Thomas, Daniel Lacy Thomas and David Ernest Thomas, all of Decatur; brothers, Cecil Thomas of Virginia Beach, Va., and Royce Thomas of Winterpark, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Carson Thomas and Bertha Agnes Thomas; brothers, Olin Thomas of Oxford, N.C., and Douglas Thomas of Star, N.C.
The family requests memorials be made to Gideon's International and Mississippi Methodist Cursillo or Decatur United Methodist Church.
Pallbearers will be Joe Stamper, Ernie Herrington, Homer Burton, Victor Lee, Charles Boggan, Paul Frink, Doug Moore, Larry Harns and Richard Stamper.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gideon's N.C., Ultreya Masons (Evergreen Lodge #77).
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
JOE A. RAWSON
Services for Joe A. Rawson were held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Russell Baptist Church with the Revs. Keith Thrash, Clay Chancelor, David Holifield, Wilton Bennett and Jewell Greer officiating. Burial was in Old Marion Cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Rawson, 60, of Russell, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, in his home. He was a member of Russell Baptist Church and a veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Butler Rawson of Russell; a son, Paul G. Rawson and his wife, Barbie, of Meridian; daughters, Leigh Anne R. Masters and her husband, Wayne, of Anderson, Ind.; and Kellie R. McMullen and her husband, Marty, of Meridian; mother, Orina H. Rawson, sisters, Kay R. Stegall and Jean R. Pippin, a grandson, Blake McMullen and a granddaughter, Lexie Rawson, all of Meridian.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest V. Rawson.
The family requests memorials be made to Gideon's International.
Pallbearers were Terry Powell, Bobby McElroy, Don Cagle, Butch Harper, Glenn McInnis, Jimmy Harper, Bobby Pugh, Dennis Puckett and John Harper. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Men I Sunday School Class.
CLINTON G. TENTION
Arrangements were incomplete at E.E. McDonald Funeral Home of DeKalb for Clinton G. Tention, 94, of Philadelphia, who died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
DAVID MARION SNOWDEN
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for David Marion Snowden, 85, of Meridian, who died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at Heartfelt Hospice.
MARVIN GORDON JR.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Marvin Gordon Jr., 51, of Meridian, who died Monday, April 8, 2002, at Mississippi Burn Center in Greenville.