Obituaries for Monday, May 20, 2002
LORA DELL HARWORTH
Services for Lora Dell Harworth will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Lewis May and Patsy Twiner officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Harworth, 75, of Meridian, died Friday, May 17, 2002, at Guardian Angel Hospice in Marion. She was retired from Winn-Dixie and a member of New Covenant United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her children, Larry James Harworth and his fiance, Michelle Loewen of Warren, Mich., Sharon Louise McDonald and her fianc, Allen Wade, and Sandra Crawford and her husband, Brad, all of Meridian; a grandson, Bradley J. Crawford II; a brother, A.G. James of Morton; two sisters, Lyda Alice Burnham of Puckett, Lillie Mae Burnham and her husband, Henry, of Ft. Worth, Texas; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Swan Harworth.
Memorials may be made to New Covenant United Methodist Church or Guardian Angel Hospice.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Burnham, Ralph Burnham, Doug James, Travis Higginbotham, David Barr and Glennis Thompson.
EDGAR JUSTIN MEYER
BILOXI Services for Edgar Justin Meyer will be held today at 2 p.m. at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home.
Mr. Meyer, 30, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, in Columbia. He was a former mechanic at Dave's Garage and attended Mercy Cross High School.
Survivors include his son, Justin Snowden Meyer; his parents, Dr. Erik and Joyce Meyer of Biloxi; sisters, Lynn James of Memphis, Tenn., Shelby Rawson of Little Rock, Angie Romaneski of Vancouver, Wash., and Jon Kowall and Beth Phillips of Meridian; brothers, Erik Jared Meyer of Philadelphia, Pa., and Rusty Rawson of Kentucky; nieces and nephews, David and Laurel James, Michael B. Owens, Cally Kowall, Heather Hogan, Heath Mayfield, Jessy Phillips, Larkin, Isaac and Leah Romaneski, Caleb, Luke and Lilly Rawson, Kaitlin and Tiernan Meyer; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Amber Marie Anderson Meyer.
Graveside services for Ilene Smith will be held today at 3 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. Raymon Leake officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Smith, 95, of Meridian, died Sunday, May 19, 2002, at In His Hands Hospice of Meridian. Ms. Smith was a retired teacher with the Meridian Public School District. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Meridian.
Survivors include two nephews, John Harold Smith of Carthage and Turner Smith of Philadelphia.
Visitation will be today 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
PHILADELPHIA Services for Randolph Cheatham will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Revs. Dr. Dan Howard and Mack Alford officiating. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia.
Mr. Cheatham, 82, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, May 19, 2002, in his home. He was retired superintendent for Perry Construction Company. He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Odie Zell Cheatham of Philadelphia; sons, Randy Cheatham of Philadelphia and Dwight Cheatham of Olive Branch; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a sister, Johnnie Ruth Whinery and a brother, Creed Cheatham, both of Philadelphia.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
JOHN ELMORE BAKER JR.
Retired City of Livingston water works director
YORK, Ala. Graveside services for John Elmore Baker Jr. will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Myrtlewood Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Meadows officiating. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Baker, 90, of Livingston, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, in Tuscaloosa.
Survivors include a son, John R. Baker III of Winter Springs, Fla.; two daughters, Edith B. Brown of Meridian and Sally E. Baker of Tuscaloosa; two brothers, James S. Baker of Macon and Fred Baker of Panola; two sisters, Katherine B. Dunn of Linden and Frances Bassett of Goodwater; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorials be made to French Camp Academy or Livingston United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
KATHERINE K. MOORE
Retired cafeteria worker
DEKALB Services for Katherine K. Moore will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Scooba Methodist Church with the Rev. John Wood officiating. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.