Obituaries for Monday, Aug. 12, 2002
BILLY WAYNE LEWIS
Lewis Wrecker Service
Services for Billy Wayne Lewis will be held today at 3 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Keith Thrash, Roy Dabbs and Jason Gross officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Lewis, 45, of Meridian, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, in his home.
Survivors include his sons, Trinity Wayne Lewis and his wife, Jessica, a daughter, Brittney Lewis, his mother, Wanda Lewis, brothers, Glen Lewis and his wife, Erin, and Terry Lewis, his aunt, Gwen Thrash, an uncle, Paul Thrash and his wife, Eloise, all of Meridian and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, William A. "Bill" Lewis.
Pallbearers will be David Boyd, Ralph Fortenberry, Greg Gilbert, Homer Roberts, Ricky Roberts, Randy Thompson, Scott Thrash and Stan Windham.
DR. KENNETH COLLINS
GREENWOOD Services for Dr. Kenneth Collins will be held today at 1 p.m. at North Greenwood Baptist Church with the Revs. Drs. Jim Phillips and Ron Mumbower officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery with Wilson and Knight Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Collins, 68, of Greenwood, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson.
Survivors include his wife, Hilda Norton Collins of Greenwood; his mother, Ophelia Wiggs Collins of Calhoun City; a daughter, Susan Wood of Boone, N.C.; a daughter-in-law, Martha Collins of Jackson; a son, Kenneth Collins of Meridian; two stepsons, Charles Mitchell Norton of Jackson, Tenn., and D.A. Norton of Baton Rouge, La.; a brother, Michael Collins of Calhoun City; seven grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Mitchell Collins; and his first wife, Nancy Provine Collins.
The family requests memorials be made to North Greenwood Baptist Church.
HAROLD WAYNE MILLER
U.S. Navy environmental engineer
Graveside services for Harold Wayne Miller will be held today at 3 p.m. at Jones Chapel Church of God Cemetery with the Revs. W.D. Pigott and Richard Robbins officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Miller, 59, of Norfork, Va., died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, at Virginia General Hospital in Norfork.
Survivors include his mother, Rose Wolf Miller of Meridian.
He was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. Harold Lee Miller.
Visitation will be today 1 p.m.-2 p.m. at the funeral home.
JOHN KERMIT WEATHERFORD
Professor at Hinds Community College
Graveside services for John Kermit Weatherford will be held today at 3 p.m. at Cokers Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Warren Hedgepeth officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Weatherford, 56, of Meridian, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, at Heartfelt Hospice.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Woods Weatherford of Meridian; a son, Joshua and a daughter, Amanda.
ROBIN H. COCKRELL
Retired civil service
PHILADELPHIA Graveside services for Robin H. Cockrell will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Arlington Cemetery in Neshoba County with the Rev. Scott Simpson officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Cockrell, 70, of Meridian, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Neshoba County and a resident of Meridian for 27 years. He was retired from the Civil Service after more than 33 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a Baptist.
Survivors include his daughters, Ren Simpson and her husband, Scott, of Meridian, Iris Buckley and her husband, Gary, of Chunky and Anita Sharp of Cuba, Ala.; a son, Dana Lee Cockrell and his wife, Lynette, of Meridian; grandchildren, Will Simpson, Ana Hobden, Brittni "Cricket" Simpson, Destinee Buckley, Kelsee Buckley, Heath Sharp, Heather Sharp, Maggie Cockrell and Abby Cockrell; a great-grandchild, Alexander Hobden; and a sister, Arlene Toms of Bailey.
He was preceded in death by his parents D.B. and Bessie Cockrell; a granddaughter, Courtney Sharp; and a brother, Jerome Morris Cockrell.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Pallbearers will be Heath Sharp, Will Simpson, Dana Cockrell, Gary Buckley, Sonny Toms, Carl Ellis, Ted Ellis and Doug Ellis.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
EDNA JO SNOWDEN
Homemaker, retired cosmetologist
Services for Edna Jo Snowden will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First Street Baptist Church in Collinsville with the Revs. Harold Bates and Edward McKeichen officiating. Burial will be in Collinsville Methodist Cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Snowden, 89, of Collinsville, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of First Street Baptist Church of Collinsville and was born in Ada, Okla.
Survivors include her husband, the Rev. James M. Snowden, a daughter, Nancy Langley and her husband, Gary, all of Collinsville; two grandsons, Gary Lucas Langley and his wife, Amanda, and James Dustin Langley and his wife, Britteny, brothers-in-law, Lamar Snowden and his wife, Chrystine, of Houston, Texas, Norman D. Snowden and his wife, Sarah, of Wichita, Kan.; sisters-in-law, Bernice Lea and her husband, Richard, of Hernando and Charlotte Rhodes and her husband, Dr. L.N. Rhodes Jr., of Meridian; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and four sisters.
Memorials may be made to Collinsville First Street Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Gary Lucus Langley, James Dustin Langley, David Rhodes, Harold Williamson, "Bud" Jordan, Mike Spears, Calvin Mills, J.W. Rash, James Crenshaw and Jimmie Rowell.
Visitation will be Tuesday 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and 30 minutes prior to the service.
HILDA O. REBER
BLUFFTON, Ind. Services for Hilda O. Reber will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church in Fort Wayne, Ind., with the Rev. Dennis Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery with Goodwin Memorial Chapel of Bluffton in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Reber, 82, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, in Plantation, Fla. She was born in Scooba.
Survivors include her husband, Ruben W. "Wayne" Reber; a daughter, Patricia S. Young, of Plantation, Fla.; a sister, Mary Evelyn Van Sickle of York, Ala.; and one grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a son, John W. "Pete" Reber.
Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 6600 Trier Rd., Ft. Wayne, IN 46714.
JERRY R. REYNOLDS
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Jerry R. Reynolds, 58, of Meridian, who died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.