Obituaries for Wednesday, April 17, 2002
OLA MAE GRAY
PHILADELPHIA Services for Ola Mae Gray will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Malcolm Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Cooks Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Gray, 89, of Meridian, died Monday, April 15, 2002, in her home. She was a native of the Vardaman Community of Kemper County and had been a resident of Meridian since 1964. She was a member of Arrowood Baptist Church in Meridian and ministered to fellow residents at College Park Apartments.
Survivors include her daughters, Bobbie Jean Gray Goodin and Merl Forbes, both of Florence, Ernesteen Bradley of Meridian; sons, Fred Gray of Meridian and Willard Gray of Jackson; grandchildren, Jackie Ray Goodin, Brenda Evans, Glen Goodin, Steve Bradley, Brian Bradley, Tami Keeter, Lee Lee Marlow, Tony Forbes, Felicia Forbes and Jeremy Gray, nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Carlton Stovall of DeKalb.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Clint Gray and a son, Charles Ray Gray.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
BEVERLY ADAMS LIGHTSEY
Retired timber business
QUITMAN Services for Beverly Adams Lightsey will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Ken Tew officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Hattiesburg at 4 p.m.
Mr. Lightsey, 80, of Quitman, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at the Mississippi State Veteran's Home. He was retired from the timber business and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include a son, Kenneth W. "Buddy" Lightsey of Quitman and Robert E. "Bobby" Lightsey of Petal; two daughters, Beverly Lightsey Seaton of Quitman and Barbara Lightsey Mangrum of Jackson; a brother, Howard Lightsey of Pachuta; three sisters, Charlene Lightsey Jones of McLean, Va., Bertill Lightsey Patterson of Memphis, Tenn., and Velda Lightsey Roberts of Meridian; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles I. Lightsey and Alma Parker.; and his wife.
Visitation will be today beginning at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
JOHN W. BURRAGE
DEKALB Services for John W. Burrage will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Moscow Baptist Church, with the Rev. Roosevelt Clark officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Burrage, 101, of Bailey, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, in his home.
Survivors include his children, Johnnie M. Jennings and her husband, Louis, and Rufus Burrage, all of Bailey, and Sahah Nelson of DeKalb; 24 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, 83 great-great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife and a son.
Visitation will be Thursday 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Services for Lillian Lard will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church in York, Ala., with the Rev. P.S. Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Church Cemetery in Lauderdale. Clark's Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Lard, 68, of Lauderdale, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at Riley Hospital
Survivors include her son, Clarence Lard and his wife, Alice, and a daughter, Shirley Jackson, all of Lauderdale; three brothers, Willie Lard, Bill Lard and his wife, Elviria, all of Lauderdale, and Roosevelt Lard of Columbus, Ohio; four sisters, Marie Johnson of Lauderdale, Percia Clayton of Detroit, Matilda Smith and her husband, Robert, of Detroit and Gladys Brown of Bessemer, Ala.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday 4 p.m. -8 p.m. at the funeral home.
LAWRENCE ERIC HAGEN
LEAGUE CITY, Texas Lawrence Eric Hagen, 49, of Seabrook, formerly of Round Lake Beach, died, Friday, March 22, 2002, in his home. Jack Rowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Sept. 9, 1952, to Patricia Hagen of Meridian and the late Loren T. Hagen. He graduated from Grayslake High School.
Survivors include his mother, Patricia Hagen of Meridian; two brothers, Glenn "Terry" Hagen and his wife, Peggy, of Grayslake and Clark Hagen and his wife, Debbie, of Beach Park; a sister, Laura Miller and her husband, Norman, of Collinsville; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and his loving companion, Deborah McCann of Seabrook.
Immediate family will gather in Collinsville for final arrangements. Donations may be made to Hospice Care Team, 1706 Amburn Suite C., Texas City, TX 77591 or (800) 545-8738.
CHARLIE LEE HOSLEY
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral home for Charlie Lee Hosley, 57, of Meridian, who died, Monday, April 15, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home of Newton for Maezell Scarbrough, of Birmingham, Ala., who died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, in Birmingham.