Obituaries for Friday, Aug. 23, 2002
EDWIN ARLO JOINER
Services for Edwin Arlo Joiner will be held today at 10 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Keith Grubbs and Bill Webb officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Mr. Joiner, 74, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a retired residential contractor. He was a lifetime member of Midway Baptist Church and was a trustee.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Joiner of Meridian; his daughters, Beth Griffin and her husband, Mason, of Birmingham,Ala., and Beverly Galbraith and her husband, Dale of Meridian; a son, Markey Joiner and his wife, Sky, of Meridian;grandchildren, Jessica Griffin, Win Joiner, Christen Joiner and Candy Cornish; one great-granddaughter, Payton Cornish; sisters, Mazell Watkins, Lillian Rickles and Nanette Winstead; brothers, James A. "Buddy" Joyner, Jessie Q. Joyner Jr. and Billy Joyner.
Pallbearers will be Mike Joyner, Danny Joyner, Dennis Joyner, Everett Rickles, Win Joiner and Mike Ethridge.
Memorials may be made to The Arlo Joiner Memorial Scholarship Fund at Community Bank, P.O. Box 5513, Meridian, Ms. 39302.
EARL EZELL MCSHEPARD
DEKALB Services for Earl Ezell McShepard will be held today at 12 p.m. at St. Mark United Methodist Church in DeKalb with the Rev. Bass officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Clark's Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. McShepard, 78, of DeKalb, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, at his home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy Mae Shepard, of DeKalb; a son, William Earl Shepard of Cleveland; two sisters, Earnestine Mosely, of Detroit, Mich., and Cleo Allen, of DeKalb; and two brothers, Lyrie McShepard, of DeKalb, and James McShepard, of Milwaukee, Wisc.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mary and Earl McShepard.
ANNETTE TYSON LEE
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Annette Tyson Lee will be held today at 1 p.m. at Red Springs Assembly of God with the Rev. Mickey Green officiating. Burial will be in Red Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Gilbertown, Ala. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Lee, 55, of Gilbertown, Ala., died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, in St. Clair County.
Survivors include her daughter, Tammy Maxey of Demopolis,Ala.; her brother, Wayne Tyson of Toxey, Ala.; and two grandchildren.
JAMES E. WILSON
PHILADELPHIA Services for James E. Wilson will be held today at 1 p.m. at Lynville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Lampkin and Sister Audrey Adkins officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Preston with McClain-Hays Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Wilson, 65, of Preston, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, in Camden, Ark. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served as a military policeman. He was a native of Kemper County and longtime resident of the Preston Community. He retired from the civil service as a firefighter, and he was a previous owner of the True Value Store in DeKalb. He was a truck driver and a devoted father and husband and he was a member of Lynville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Flora Wilson of Preston; a son, Greg Wilson of Meridian; granddaughters, Toni Jo Gautney and Clay Anne Gautney, of Quitman; brothers, Arbie Wilson of Louisville and Burbon Wilson of Florence; a sister-in-law Gladys Wilson of Florence and several other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Att and Mamie Wilson; a son, Mark Wilson; a brother, Sammy Wilson and a sister, Estella Wilson.
Pallbearers will be Virgil Clark, Leon Fulton, Houston Jarvis, Freddie Gully, Mark Robertson, and Herbert Harbour.
PHILADELPHIA Services for Bob Calvert will be held today at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Fred Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Mars Hill Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Mr. Calvert, 79, of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at Neshoba County Nursing Home.
Survivors include his wife, Winnie Calvert; a daughter, Patty Pace; a son, Mike Calvert, all of Philadelphia; two grandsons and a brother, Pruitt Calvert of Louisville.
CECIL EARL WALLER SR.
QUITMAN Services for Cecil Earl Waller Sr. will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Gene Neal, Dennis Coats and Donald Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Waller Ridge Cemetery in Wayne County at 4 p.m.
Mr. Waller, 74, of Quitman, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Korea.