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Obituaries for Tuesday, May 21, 2002

By Staff
KATHERINE W. MOORE
Retired cafeteria worker
DEKALB Services for Katherine W. Moore were to be held today at 10:30 a.m. at Scooba Methodist Church with the Rev. John Wood officiating. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Moore, 92, of Scooba, died Sunday, May 19, 2002, at Riley Hospital. She was a member of Scooba Methodist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Hortence McMurtry of Scooba; her son, Harold Moore and his wife, Kyla Moore, of Scooba; grandchildren, Sue McMurtry of Quitman, Teresa and Randy Williams of Meridian, Malinda and Bobby Sciple of Scooba, Janice and Louis Watt of Geiger, Ala., Lance Jenkins of Scooba; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Moore.
Pallbearers were Mose Fleming, Charles Fleming, Mark Fleming, Jimmy Thomas, Charlie Irby, Charlie Roberson, and Jason Thomas.
RICHARD WALLACE
SEBASTOPOL Services for Richard Wallace will be held today at 11 a.m. in his home with the Rev. Mark Roth officiating. Burial will be in Dancing Rabbit Cemetery in Noxubee County. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Wallace, 51, of Macon, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, in Noxubee County.
Survivors include his wife, Joann Fraizer of Noxubee; a son, Billy Wallace of Philadelphia; daughters, Mary Wallace of Philadelphia, Annie Wallace of Walnut Grove and Athena Wallace of Philadelphia; brothers, Will Wallace and R.B. Wallace, both of Macon, Stewart Wallace, Leonard Wallace and Archie Wallace, all of Philadelphia; a sister, Lorene Joe of Philadelphia; and an uncle, Hubert Wesley of Alabama; and an aunt, Rosie Thompson of Philadelphia.
Visitation will be in his home prior to the service.
JANE MILLER HARDING
MOBILE, Ala. Services for Jane Miller Harding will be today at 2 p.m. at Pinecrest Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Matthew J. O'Connor officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Cemetery.
Mrs. Harding, 85, of Mobile, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, in Daphne, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Alfred Harding, and a daughter, Barbara Harding O'Connor.
Visitation will be today 1 p.m.-2 p.m. at the funeral home.
PHILLIP W. NORRIS
Construction worker
DEKALB Services for Phillip W. Norris will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Philadelphia, with the Rev. M.C. Thompson Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Donald Rest Cemetery in Philadelphia. E.E. McDonald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Norris, 45, of Philadelphia, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, in Philadelphia.
Survivors include his mother, Helen Tention of Philadelphia; his father, Clinton Norris of Prentiss; two sisters, Mary Edwards and her husband, Clifton, and Shirley Nash and her husband, Dwight, and a brother, Marvin Norris, all of Philadelphia; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
SAMUEL J. BOYKIN
Retired civil service
BUTLER, Ala. Graveside services for Samuel J. Boykin will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Boykin, 83, of Butler, died Monday, May 20, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a retired Civil Service employee from the inventory warehouse. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Boykin of Butler; sons, Douglas Ammons of Mobile and Gordon Ammons of Thomasville; daughters, Jeanne Parker of Semmes and Rachael Boykin of Butler; a brother, Roy T. Boykin of Butler; sisters, Flossie Ivy of Baton Rouge, La., Flora Pearl Modica of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., Rachael Carpenter of Butler, Mary Jo Deskin of Butler and Opal Black of Mobile.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
DIANE D. WALTERS
Homemaker
Services for Diane D. Walters will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Nick Holden officiating. Burial will be in Old Marion Cemetery.
Mrs. Walters, 46, of the Zero Community, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Ray Walters of Zero; a son, Thomas Ray Walters of Meridian; three daughters, Carol L. Swanner, Billie "Sissy" Emerson and Lacie Brie Walters, all of Meridian; four brothers, Donald D. Ross Jr. of Meridian, Darrell L. Ross of New Hampshire, Duane A. Ross of Japan and David B. Ross of Tennessee; six grandchildren, Kaylin Briana Comans, Kurstyn Bailey Comans, Kaleb Ray Walters, Tyler Bounds, Austin Emerson and Maranda Diane Ra Emerson, all of Meridian.
She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Dale Ross Sr. and a daughter, Maranda Ann Whittley.
Pallbearers will be Darrell Ross, Duane Ross, David Ross, Jacob Matlock, Lance Miles and Mark Taylor.
Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Bounds and Ronald Emerson.
Visitation is today 3 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
EDMOND HOMER DUPONT SR.
Retired
Services for Edmond Homer Dupont Sr. will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church in the Tucker Community with the Rev. David Hamm officiating. Burial will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Dupont, 87, of Meridian, died Monday, May 20, 2002, at Heartfelt Hospice.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
MICHAEL JONES
Wendy's employee
Services for Michael Jones will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Zachary Operton officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hebron Cemetery with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Jones, 34, of Meridian, died Friday, May 17, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his sisters, Patricia Jones of Tennessee, Deborah Jones Johnson of Meridian and Laura Jones Davis from St. Louis, Mo.; two brothers, Bryant Jones of Meridian and Elbert Frank Jones of Charlotte, N.C.; and his maternal grandmother.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
Visitation will be Wednesday 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
BESSIE MAE LLOYD BATEMAN
Retired
Services for Bessie Mae Lloyd Bateman were held Thursday at Welch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ronny Hatfield officiating. Burial was in Oktibbeha Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Bateman, 75, of Starkville, formerly of Meridian, died Monday, May, 13, 2002, at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. She was a retired proofer for Merchants and Farmers Bank in Meridian.
Survivors include her husband, Cecil Lamar Bateman of Starkville; a daughter, Pamela Louise Egan of Spring, Texas; a son, Ronald Scott Bateman of Fort Payne, Ala.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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