Obituaries for Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002

By Staff
PAUL A. THRASH
Retired
Services for Paul A. Thrash will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Keith Thrash officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Thrash, 75, of Meridian, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II and was a member of Russell Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Eloise G. Thrash of Meridian; sons, Dr. Keith Thrash and his wife, Tanya, of Gulfport, and Scott Thrash and his wife, Karen, of Meridian; daughters, Cathy Thrash and Paula Pickett and her husband, David, all of Meridian; grandchildren, Justin Thrash, Amy Thrash, Jonathan Pickett, Cathy Pickett, Lauren Thrash and Savannah Thrash; sisters, Wanda Lewis, of Meridian and Gwen Thrash.
Pallbearers will be Justin Thrash, Mike Williams, David Griffin, Jonathan Pickett, David Pickett, Terry Lewis, Jason Dukes and Glenn Lewis.
Visitation will be today from 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
HAZEL M. BEEM
Former owner/instructor
Carthage Beauty College
PHILADELPHIA Services for Hazel M. Beem will be held today at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Revs. Doyle Moore and Dudley Winstead officiating. Burial will be in New County Line Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Mrs. Beem, 72, of Edinburg, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, in her home. She was a native of Laurel Hill Community of Leake County and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. She was a member of the New County Line Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald R. Beem Sr. of Edinburg; a daughter, Beth Fredrick of Philadelphia; a son, Gerald R. Beem II of Edinburg and six grandchildren; sisters, Naomi Kilpatrick of Edinburg and Elizabeth Bivin of Brandon; a brother, the Rev. Doyle L. Moore of Laurel Hill; and several nieces and nephews.
MARIE TODD
Retired from Wells Lamont Corporation
PHILADELPHIA Services for Marie Todd will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at John E. Stephens Chapel with the Revs. John Stephens and Jerry Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Old Pearl Valley Cemetery.
Mrs. Todd, 78, of Philadelphia, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her daughters, Joann McLain and her husband, Bobby, Bobbie Johnson and her husband, Paul, and Judy Posey and her husband, Mike, all of Philadelphia; a son, Michael Wayne Todd of Lakeland, Fla.; a sister, Ardell Sims of Philadelphia; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy J. Todd and a daughter, Janice Kay Todd.
LARRY D. GREGORY
Retired contractor and mechanic
Graveside services for Larry D. Gregory will be held today at 2 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Revs. Dewayne and Elaine Maust and Jack Giles officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Gregory, 49, of Meridian, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his daughter, Nicole Michell Morris and her husband, Clint, of Acworth, Ga.; two grandchildren, Shane Daniel Gregory and Melissa Morris; his father, James J. Gregory, of Decatur; his step-mother, Evelyn E. Gregory, of Decatur; a sister, Karen E. Gregory of Mobile, Ala.; step-brothers, Donald Gressett and Danny Gressett, both of Decatur and Johnny Gressett of Meridian; a step-sister, Betty Kennedy of Decatur; aunts, Jean McCool of Noxapater and Margaret Marshall of Mobile; an uncle, Alfred Q. Gregory and his wife, Flaudie, of Pensacola,Fla.; a niece, Lindsay Holt of Iuka and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jimmye B. Gregory and a sister, Betty Lynn Holt.
Visitation will be today from noon until time of service.

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