Obituaries for Monday, Dec. 16, 2002

By Staff
Theo Hobby
Homemaker
PHILADELPHIA Graveside services for Theo Hobby will be held today at 1 p.m. at Liberty Cemetery in Winston County with the Rev. David Richardson officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hobby, 91, of Louisville, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, at Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Erlene Gibbs Parker
Retired seamstress for Newton Company
NEWTON Services for Erlene Gibbs Parker will be held today at 2 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clifton Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Parker, 84, of Lawrence, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at Newton Regional Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Shelby C. Parker of Lawrence; a sister, Lavada Parker of Newton; a daughter-in-law, Patsy Parker of Meridian; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J.R. and Natalie Smith Parker; a daughter, Selena Parker; two sons, Clyde and Teddy Paul Parker; a brother, Bill Gibbs; and a sister, Clennie Gibbs.
Visitation will be today 12:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Eula Tullos
Homemaker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Eula Tullos will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Charles Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Tullos, 91, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, at Neshoba County Nursing Home.
Survivors include her daughter, Owyana McNealy of Eight Mile, Ala.; sisters, Minnie Belle Lewis of Philadelphia and Audrea Allen of Wilmer, Ala.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Walter O. Morris
Logger
SEBASTOPOL Services for Walter O. Morris will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church with the Rev. Doby Henry officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Morris, 73, of Philadelphia, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie Morris of Philadelphia; daughters, Eunice Joe of Lynnville, Carolyn Nickey, Arlene Toledo, Pauline Williams and Mary Lou Morris, all of Philadelphia, and Melba Cline of Norman, Okla.; a step-son, Jimmie Joe Frazier of Benton, Ark.; sons, Burnice Morris and Randall Morris, both of Philadelphia, Harris Morris of Minneapolis, Minn., and Larry Morris of White Dear, Pa.; sisters, Mary Jane Steve and Cornelia Morris, both of Philadelphia; 35 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Beauty Morris of Philadelphia; a son, Quincy Morris; and a brother, Felix Morris
Dozier Olan Skelton
Retired automobile products salesman
Services for Dozier Olan Skelton will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wendell Stork, of East Side Assembly of God in Moss Point, officiating. Burial will be in Hamrick Cemetery.
Mr. Skelton, 87, of Oceanside, Calif., died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, in his home. He was member of Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include his daughters, Shirley Gail Swenson of Meridian and Elaine Collander and her husband, Paul, of San Diego; three grandchildren, Brian Collander, Victoria Lauer and Bonnie Dunkin; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Whitker Skelton.
Pallbearers will be Perry Cox, Chris Cox, Jeff Cox, David Valentine, Daryll Duncan and Ken Dawkin.
Visitation will be Tuesday 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Olive M. Nicholson
Retired bookkeepe
Services for Olive M. Nicholson will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Otis Seal officiating. Burial will be in Rock Branch Baptist Church Cemetery in Little Rock.
Mrs. Nicholson, 84, of Meridian, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, in Meridian. She was a past worthy matron of Oakland Heights Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church where she served as church librarian, choir member and Sunday school teacher.
Survivors include her daughters, Rebecca Brumlow of Fairborne, Ohio, Sara Barham and her husband, Roderick, and Nancy Moffett, all of Meridian, and Frances McKay of Mobile, Ala.; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Shelby Nicholson.
Pallbearers will be David Brumlow, Jeffrey Brumlow, Wade Barham, Tyler Barham, Randy Moffett and Calvin Moffett.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Ione Webb Hunter
Retired music teacher
NORTH CONWAY, N.H. Memorial services for Ione Webb Hunter were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Jackson Community Church in Jackson, N.H. with the Rev. Pojen Lee officiating. Burial will be in Enterprise, Miss., at a later date. Furber and White Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hunter, 92, of Jackson, N.H., died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in North Conway. She was born in Cuba, Ala., the daughter of Don and Esther McElroy Webb. She lived in Enterprise for 33 years, in Biloxi for 29 years and Chelmsford, Mass.. for two years before moving to Jackson, N.H., in 1998.
Mrs. Hunter graduated from Cuba High School and attended the University of Montevallo, Ala., Livingston University and the University of Southern Mississippi. She was a music teacher in the Enterprise School System for 32 years. She was active in Enterprise Methodist Church and the Leggett Memorial Methodist Church in Biloxi.
Survivors include her daughter, Donna M. Schiegoleit and her husband, Arno, of Jackson, N.H.; two grandchildren, Cynthia D. Schiegoleit of Cambridge, Mass., and David E. Schiegoleit of Mountain View, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Hunter in 1991.
Memorials may be made to Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund, P.O. Box 3417, North Conway, NH 03860.

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