Obituaries for Wednesday, May 1, 2002
JUDY MARIE KILLEBREW PARKER
Services for Judy Marie Killebrew Parker will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Russell Baptist Church, with the Rev. Clay Chancelor officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Parker, 46, of Meridian, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
She was a loving mother and a member of Russell Baptist Church.
Survivors include her parents, Floyd and Ruth Killebrew Sr., a brother, Floyd Killebrew Jr., her daughter, Janet McDonald, and a son, Daniel Pinson, all of Meridian; a niece, Christy Alston, a nephew, Bryant Killebrew and Deb Killebrew, all of Montgomery, Ala.; and several other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Bryant Killebrew, John Mimbs, Doug Stephens, David Holifield, Mike Holifield and Shane Callahan.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
MARY ELIZABETH THOMPSON JENKINS
Retired executive secretary
Services for Mary Elizabeth Thompson Jenkins was held Tuesday at James F. Webb Funeral Home with the Revs. Bob Null and Francis Vlok officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mrs. Jenkins, 90, of Meridian, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, in her home. She was a retired executive secretary for several former directors of East Mississippi State Hospital. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include five daughters, Junice Moody-Mitchell, Ann Wimberly-Plowman, Carol Killam and her husband, Mark, of Texas, Joan Leslie Jenkins, Faye Ethridge and her husband, Thomas, of Petal; 18 grandchildren, Steve Moody, Michelle Blood, Leigh Barber, Julie Mitchell, Belynda Bramlett, Sheryl Powell, William "Rusty" Powell, Michael D. Powell, Lauren Clay, Janis Overby, Cynda Wimberly, Bud Wimberly, Jada Freeman, Suzanne Kiesling, Gregory Killam, Jason Killam, Tammy Ethridge and Thomas Ethridge III; 37 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lesley Harvey Jenkins, her parents, Hiram H. and Lurah Thompson, a daughter, Jean Powell, a grandchild, Gina Wimberly and a son-in-law, Jerry Plowman.
Pallbearers were Steve Moody, Rusty Powell, Thomas Ethridge, the Rev. Mark Killam, Jimmy Bramlett, Bruce Clay, John Overby, Jeff Freeman, Bud Wimberly, Caleb Clay and Richie Bailey.
Mrs. Jenkins dedicated her life to serving God and her family. She was untiring in her acts of kindness through serving and giving. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
DR. JOHN J. KLUCK
DENVER, Colo. Services for Dr. John J. "Jack" Kluck will be held Thursday in Denver.
Dr. Kluck, 57, a former resident of Meridian, died Saturday, April 27, 2002.
Survivors include his wife Linda; three daughters, Melanie, Larissa and Tiffany; two grandsons; a sister, Anne Copeland Mattrick of Harrisburg, Pa., formerly of Meridian; two nieces and three nephews.
The family requests that memorials be made to a favorite charity.
MITTIE THEO PETTEY
Retired restaurant owner
PHILADELPHIA Services for Mittie Theo "Jo" Pettey will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Enon Baptist Church, with the Revs. Barron Pilgrim and Bowman Giles officiating. Burial will be in Golden Grove Cemetery in Union with McClain-Hays Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Pettey, 90, of Union, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include a sister, Odessa Dean Lemon of Pascagoula; brothers, Clarence Skinner of Pascagoula, Louis Merodith Skinner, Raymond Skinner and Rudolph Skinner, all of Union.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Pettey.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
ELLA LACKEY TEMPLE
Services for Ella Lackey Temple will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James A. Ruffin officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mrs. Temple, 99, of Meridian, died Monday, April 29, 2002, in her home. She was a member of Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and decorated the church for years for each Sunday service. She loved flowers and grew most of them for the church services.
Survivors include a son, Arlo Temple and his wife, Carolyn, of Meridian; daughters, Helen T. Smith Newell and her husband, Ralph, of Meridian and Alice Sue McLeob of Venice, Fla.; grandchildren, Max McLeob and his wife, Susan, of Birmingham, Ala, Debrough Beers and her husband, Mike, of Montgomery, Ala., Mike McLeob and wife, Pam, of Birmingham, Cindy Perala of Venice, Judy Herring and her husband, Jim, of Palatka, Fla., Margaret Toland and her husband, Don, of Atlanta, Kathy Weaver, Dianne Galoz and Scotty Temple, all of Meridian, Stewart Temple and his wife, Andra, of Greenville, Chet Vernardelli and his wife, Kelly, of Syracuse, N.Y., Anthony Smith and his wife, Kay, of Stilwell, Okla., Bobby Smith of Stilwell, Jimmy Smith and Bill Temple and his wife, Joellyn, all of Meridian, Dr. Mack Temple and his wife, Sandy, of Jackson, Susie Temple of Memphis, Tenn., and the Rev. Tommy Temple and his wife, Brenda, of Atlanta; 38 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bill Temple, Mac Temple, Tommy Temple, Stewart Temple, Mike McLeob and Max McLeob.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
JOHNNY M. HARRIS
Retired chicken farmer
UNION Services for Johnny M. Harris will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony Linley officiating. Burial will be in Eastern Cemetery in Forest.
Mr. Harris, 72, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at Neshoba County Nursing Home in Philadelphia.
Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Ellis of Philadelphia; a son, Thomas Harris of Forest; a sister, Lora Belle Fleming of Pascagoula; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be today 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
DAWN HOBSON CULPEPPER
Services for Dawn Hobson Culpepper will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Malcolm Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Culpepper, 36, of Meridian, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, in her home. She was a loving wife and mother, and a friend to all.
Survivors include her husband, Glenn Culpepper, a daughter, Dalas Steele, her parents, Dale and Nell Hobson, two brothers, Dennis and Daryl Hobson, and a sister, Daphne Hobson, all of Meridian.
Pallbearers will be Rick Ferguson, Ed Jones, David Culpepper, Alan Nabors, Allan Terrell and Jason Wiggins.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
ROBERT P. WATKINS
Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home of Union for Robert P. Watkins, 83, who died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Leake Memorial Hospital in Carthage.