Obituaries for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002
UHLMA SHUMATE WATSON
Graveside services for Uhlma Shumate Watson will be held today at 2 p.m. at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Quitman with the Rev. Claude Fleming officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Watson, 92, of Meridian, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include a sister, Elizabeth Williams of Meridian; two brothers, William C. Shumate of Meridian and Jack B. Shumate of Panama City, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennett W. Watson.
ROBERT LAMAR COLLINS
Services for Robert Lamar Collins will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frankie Boyette officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Collins, 57, of Waggaman, La., died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at his home.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Collins of Bay St. Louis and Michael Wayne Collins and his wife, Cheryl, of Waggaman; a daughter, Tina Marie Collins Preaze and her husband, Brian, of West Wego, La.; four grandchildren, Mandy Collins, Brian Preaze Jr., Michael Collins Jr., and Casey Collins; a brother, Bill Collins of Meridian; and two sisters, Jewell Stewart and her husband, Ralph and Kay Griffin and her husband, Glen, all of Meridian.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Miles Collins.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
ELIZABETH CARROLL HOSCH
Services for Elizabeth Carroll "Bee" Hosch will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Alan Randall and Lannis May officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in the Zero community.
Mrs. Hosch, 75, of Meridian, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at Guardian Angel Hospice.
Early in her adult life she was employed with an insurance agency and later for Western Union. Most of her life was devoted to being a good mother and a wonderful homemaker for her loving family. Throughout her many illnesses for many years, she never stopped trusting in God and seeking Him. She used every opportunity to witness to God's love, His amazing grace and healing power. While residing in South Florida she was active in a leadership role of Christian Woman's Club of Broward County and was instrumental in organizing and supporting the Rare Disease Association.
Survivors include her husband, Taylor W. Hosch of Meridian; a son, Michael Edward Hosch and his wife, Sylvia Nell Hosch of Meridian; a brother, Ellis Eugene Carroll of Modesto, Calif.; a sister, Mary Frances of Muskogee, Okla.; two grandsons, David Michael Hosch and his wife, April, of Meridian and Richard Edward Hosch of Gautier; a granddaughter, Lisa Diane Stanley of Dallas; a great-grandson, Taylor Michael Hosch of Meridian; special friends, Carl and Nell Linton, Opal and Laverne McDonald, Diane Nester, and all the friends of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church; and a very special friend, Jessie Bonner.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rita Diane Hooks; and her parents, Henry and Virginia Carroll.
The family requests memorials be made to the Oschner Foundation in New Orleans.
Pallbearers will be David Hosch, Richard Hosch, Keith Frey, Fred Frey, David Bonner and Rusty Bonner.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
CLYDE HARRELL WIGGINS
QUITMAN Graveside services for Clyde Harrell Wiggins will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Center Ridge Church Cemetery. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Wiggins, 68, of Meridian, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include a brother, Darrell Wiggins of Meridian; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held today after 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
EZRA LEE ADAMS
DEKALB Graveside services for Ezra Lee Adams will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Bass officiating. E.E. McDonald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Adams, 53, of Detroit, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Faye Adams of Detroit; four children, Carlos Taylor and Shawn Taylor, both of Detroit and Charles Kemp and Nakia Kemp, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; two grandchildren; five sisters, Mary A. Temple and her husband, Robert, Billy Adams and Dianne Adams, all of DeKalb, Dorothy A. Grady and her husband, James, of Ocean Springs and Earlene Adams of Chicago; three brothers, Ben Adams and his wife, Clara and Clark Adams, all of DeKalb and Fletcher Adams of Chicago; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother.