LEONARD CHARLES NAYLOR
Services for Leonard Charles Naylor will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. John Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Watkins officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Latimer Metropolitan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Naylor, 50, of DeKalb, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Riley Hospital. He was a retired truck driver for Budweiser Co.
Survivors include his wife Vineta Naylor; step-father, Ozie Hampton of Meridian; two sons, Myron Naylor and his wife Rebecca of Starkville, and Nicholas Rush and his wife Mary of DeKalb; one daughter, Melissa Benamon and her husband Jeffery of Carthage; five sisters, Freddie J. Ellis of Dover, Del., Sarah A. Manson of Cleveland, Ohio, Mary Bannoman of Meridian, Geraldeun Rush of DeKalb, and Jannie F. Rush of DeKalb; four brothers, Glenn Hampton of DeKalb, Johnny W. Gordon of DeKalb; Henry G. Moore of San Dusky, Ohio, and Willie Hull of DeKalb; his grandmother, Mary Naylor of DeKalb; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be today from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at the funeral home.
LUCYE MAE DANIELS MARTIN
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Lucye Mae Daniels Martin will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Womack Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Abston officiating. Burial will be in Womack Hill Cemetery with Bumpers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Martin, 102, of Gilbertown, died Friday, April 19, 2002 at Washington County Infirmary.
Survivors include her daughter, Nellie L. Becker; and two sons, Bill and Grady Martin, all of Womack Hill; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Sunday from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at the funeral home.
MARY LOU RHODES
Services for Mary Lou Rhodes will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Duffee Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Rhodes, 87, of Meridian, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Final arrangements were incomplete.
Visitation will be Sunday from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
ARTIE MISSIE STEWART
DEKALB Services for Artie Missie Stewart will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Collinsville with the Rev. S.M. Robinson Sr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Stewart, 88, of Meridian, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, in Heidelberg. She was a member of the Carver School foster grandparent program.
Survivors include a sister, Lucy Jane Young of Meridian; one sister-in-law, Lucy Lewis of Tulsa, Okla.; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband and five siblings.
Visitation will be Sunday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
HANSEL W. KING
BROOKHAVEN Services for Hansel W. King will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Easthaven Baptist Church. Burial will be in Riverwood Cemetery with Brookhaven Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. King, 62, of Brookhaven, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. He was a superintendent for Brookhaven Parks and Recreation.
Mr. King was a graduate of Delta State University. He was an active deacon and Sunday School teacher at Easthaven Baptist Church. His strong faith often carried him through adversities and tragedies about which he never complained.
He worked 36 years as superintendent for Brookhaven Parks and Recreation. As a long-standing community volunteer, he coached peewee football, little league baseball, and served in many civic clubs and organizations.
He devoted 26 years to ASA softball as district commissioner and 30 years to the Southwest Mississippi Football Officials Association.
Mr. King's love for and commitment to young people was the basis for his tireless work in helping to establish one of the finest parks and recreation departments in Mississippi as well as Brookhaven's state of the art sports complex.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and he shared the bounty through cooking competitions, church gatherings, or just with friends which included just about everyone he encountered.
Hansel was a wonderful friend, a devoted husband and a loving father. He was an ideal and a model of all that is good and decent and worthwhile.
Survivors include his wife Mary Lou Jones King of Brookhaven; one daughter, Louann King of Las Vegas; three brothers, Loyd "Red" King of Liberty, Jerry King of Sumrall, and Sam King of Madison; one sister, Ginger Randazzo of Amite County; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Loyd King and a son, Wayne King.
The family requests memorials be made to Easthaven Baptist Church Building Fund or to the Wayne King Scholarship Fund at Copiah Lincoln Community College in Wesson.
GEORGE D. MERRITT
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for George D. Merritt, of Meridian, who died Friday, April 19, 2002, in Rochester, Minn.
Arrangements were incomplete at Webb Funeral Home for Mildred Mayfield, 89, of Meridian, who died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare.