Obituaries for Friday, Jan. 10, 2003
Troy V. Fuller
MOSS POINT Funeral services were held Wednesday Jan. 8, 2003, for Troy V. Fuller. Burial was in Jackson County Memorial Park in Pascagoula.
Mr. Fuller, 77, of Ocean Springs, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at his home. He was born in Meridian in 1935. He was an electrician with Suart C. Irby Co. for 22 years. He was U.S. Marine veteran and served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Elks, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Fuller of Ocean Springs; daughters Gail Dearman and Faye Brown both of Meridian and Cookie Dymke of Dallas, Texas, and Cherie Goodman of Hurley; a son, Doyle Fuller of Dallas; sisters Nell Neal and Laverne Robinson, both of Meridian; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Waller and Fanny Fuller, and a daughter Shelia George.
Bennie L. Granger
Services for Bennie L. Granger will be held today at noon at Little Hope Baptist Church in Toomsuba with the Revs. Donnie Hindton and Lamar Smith Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Toomsuba with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Granger, 73, of Meridian, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital. She was retired.
Survivors include her husband, Henry Granger of Meridian; seven children, Gloria Kennedy of Toomsuba, Barbara Gathright of Meridian, Loretha Granger of Meridian, Wendy Rowe of Meridian, Kenneth Granger of Meridian, Henry Granger Jr. of Hinesville, Ga., and Michael Granger of Meridian; three sisters, Mary Etta Jenkins of Meridian, Rosetta Wallace of Toomsuba and Bernice Kennedy of Hartford, Conn.; three brothers, Frankie Kennedy of Meridian, Albert Kennedy Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va., and James Kennedy of Toomsuba; 15 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Mrs. Granger was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Kennedy and Rosie L. Dunnigan Kennedy.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Willard B. Null
Graveside services for Willard "Buck" Null will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Magnolia Cemetery. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Null, 83, of Meridian, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, in his home.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Kenneth Ray Benson
Services for Kenneth Ray Benson will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Marcus Finch and Richard Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Benson, 40, of Collinsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at home. He began his law enforcement career with the Meridian Police Department as a patrolman, became a detective and then worked with the Department of Corrections. He was active with youth soccer and softball and was a member or Poplar Springs Drive United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia K. Benson, of Collinsville; a son, Patrick Benson of Florence; a daughter, Kayte Ford of Collinsville; parents Billy and Shirley Benson of Collinsville; a brother, Randall Benson, and his wife, Rebecca, of Meridian; a nephew, Scotty Benson; a grandfather, Frank Benson of Philadelphia; and a niece, Christina Benson.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Janie Williamson.
The family requests memorials be made to the Lauderdale County Humane Society and the Police Benevolent Association, or the church or charity of your choice.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Margie Christine Fuller Herrington
QUITMAN Services for Margie Christine Fuller Herrington will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Edd Holloman and Buddy Braddock officiating. Burial will be in Cooper's Chapel Cemetery in Clarke County.
Mrs. Herrington, 87, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at Lakeside Living Center in Quitman.
Survivors include her sons, Roger Lanoel Herrington of Upper Lake, Calif., and Danny Franklin Herrington of Meridian; daughters, Lydia Minor and Jean Fisher, both of Meridian, and Mary Katherine Morehead of Forest; 20 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lanoel Herrington; parents, Vester Franklin and Claudia Lee Fuller; two sisters; two brothers; daughters, Annette Herrington and Pat Butler; and a grandson, Chad Herrington.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International Bibles.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Fields, Donald Wayne Fisher, Brian Morehead, Jerry Butler, Arthur Fisher, Ronald Fisher, Kenneth Ray Butler and Steve Butler.
Visitation will be today beginning at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Edna Ruth Gilmore Kimbrell
AUSTIN, Texas Services for Edna Ruth Gilmore Kimbrell will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Stonewall Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Basil Adams officiating. Burial will be in Stonewall Cemetery. Austin Peel and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Kimbrell, 79 of Austin, Texas, formerly of Stonewall, died Monday, Dec., 30, 2002, at Trinity Care Center in Round Rock, Texas. She was born Feb. 28, 1923, in Vossburg to William Knox and Pearl Pope Gilmore. Edna moved with her family to Stonewall at an early age and attended Enterprise High School and later attended Central Bible Institute in Springfield, Mo. She then worked for the Bell Telephone System. In April of 1950, she married James W. Kimbrell of Birmingham, Ala. She raised five children as a military wife before returning to work for Bell South Telephone Co. in Meridian. Upon retirement in 1985, she move to Corpus Christi, Texas, and later to Austin, Texas.
Survivors include a son, Keith and his wife, Sandy, of Fairbanks, Alaska; daughters, Kate LeMar and her husband, Paul, of Enid, Okla., Kim Kimbrell of Rangely, Colo., Gina Wise and her husband , Tom, of Pflugerville, Texas; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill Gilmore of Meridian; sisters, Jewell Gilmore Ready and her husband, Bob, of Stonewall, Miriam Buchanan and her husband, Albert "Bubber" of Meridian, Naomi Adams and her husband, Basil, of Morristown, Tenn., and Faith Ready of Stonewall.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James; a son, James Jr.; and sisters, Virginia West and Mary Winstead.
Memorials may be made to a food bank of choice.