Obituaries for Tuesday, March 25, 2003
Services for Daniel M. McDonald were to be held today at 10 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Greg Massey and John Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. McDonald, 51, of Meridian, died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
He was a pharmacist with Eckerd Drug Company. He was a graduate of Clarkdale High School and was head drum major and class valedictorian. He graduated from Mississippi State University.
Mr. McDonald was a member of Union Baptist Church, Phi Delta Chi, Pride of the South Marching Band, symphonic band and Mississippi State Pharmaceutical Association. He loved gardening, music, reading and fishing.
Survivors include his father, Marlin McDonald, a brother, Gary McDonald and his wife, Susan, a sister, Jeanette McDonald, a nephew, Ryan McDonald and a niece, Asley McDonald, all of Meridian; a step-sister, Cindy Belcher and her husband, Jay, of Quitman; and a step-brother, Chuck Pierce of Birmingham, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Ponds McDonald; and his step-mother, Katherin Pierce McDonald.
Pallbearers will be deacons of Union Baptist Church, Jimmy Wilson, Evertt Webster III, Wayne Henson, Billy Williams, R.E. Williams, Stacy Rogers, Randy Robinson and Larry Williams.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the adult Sunday school class of Union Baptist Church, Bud Mott, Earl Calahan, Lamar Calahan, Vivian Mathis and Jeff Coats.
SEBASTOPOL Services for Thad Allen will be held today at 2 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Revs. Mark Patrick and Billy Smith officiating. Burial will be in in the church cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Infant Allen died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Survivors include his mother, Courtney Johnson and his father, Teddy Allen, both of Philadelphia; maternal grandparent, Claude Earl Johnson of Conehatta; paternal grandparent, Luke Allen Sr. of Philadelphia; and great-grandmother, Rose Thompson of Philadelphia; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Nannie Dixon.
KOSCIUSKO Services for Spencer Walker will be held today at 3 p.m. at Jordan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ron McDougald officiating. Burial will be in Parkway Cemetery in Kosciusko.
Mr. Walker, 94, of Starkville, died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at Scrivner Personal Care Home in Starkville. He was the former owner of Campbell Motel in Kosciusko, a member of the Attala Rod and Gun Club, Kosciusko Civitan Club and Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Starkville.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice Covington Walker, and a son, Ronald D. "Ron" Walker and his wife, Barbara, all of Starkville; and four grandchildren, Stacy Walker, Kimberly Walker Swisher, Daphne Walker Nabors and Bart Walker.
He was preceded in death by a son, Anthony "Tony" Walker.
Baugh Chevrolet mechanic
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Donnie Olin Hurst will be held today at 3 p.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Chuck Overby and Will Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery in Pennington, Ala.
Mr. Hurst, 48, of Meridian, died Sunday, March 23, 2003, in his home.
Survivors include his son, Donnie Hurst Jr. and a daughter, Tara Martinez, both of Carthage; brothers, Jimmy Hurst of Needham, Ala., Tim Hurst of Meridian and Sammy Hurst of Philadelphia; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be today noon to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
PHILADELPHIA Services for Margaret Pou Gray will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Arzell Hyche officiating. Burial will be in New Black Jack Cemetery in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Gray, 86, of Vicksburg, died Monday, March 24, 2003, at Heritage House Nursing Center in Vicksburg. She was a retired shift supervisor for Garan Manufacturing in Philadelphia.
Survivors include a son, Dane Gray of Vicksburg; brothers, John Pou and Joe Pou, both of Philadelphia; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Hazel W. Walters will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W.D. Pigott officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Garden Cemetery.
Mrs. Walters, 83, of Meridian, died Monday, March 24, 2003, at The Specialty Hospital of Meridian. She was the former owner of Wilson Grocery in Yantley, Ala.
Survivors include her daughter, Lynn Kittrell and her husband, Steve, of Atlanta; two grandchildren, David Sabian of Anchorage, Alaska, and Sharon Tucker and her husband, Chris, of Nashville; and one great-grandchild, Jack Ryan Tucker.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lynn W. Wilson and Robert V. Walters.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Graveside services for Isabella "Betty" Patterson Snowden will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memory Garden Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy McDill officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Snowden, 85, of Clinton, N.C., died Sunday, March 23, 2003, in Clinton. She was a retired sales lady and seamstress for Lerner's Dress Shop. She was the first World War II war bride to come to Meridian.
Survivors include her daughters, Elizabeth Ann Peninger and her husband, Kenneth, of Meridian, Jennifer Tyndall and her husband, Tony, of Clinton, N.C., and Lorna Snowden of Bend, Ore.; four grandchildren, Wendell Peninger and his wife, Stephanie, Eric Peninger, Lori Wilson and her husband, Joseph, and Mark Tyndall; one great-granddaughter, Lydia Renee Peninger; and a brother-in-law, Merrill Vincent and his wife, Annett, of Temple, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Millard Snowden.
Visitation will be Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Retired manager of Regency Apartments
Betty Jo Lee, 82, of Meridian, died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at Guardian Angel Hospice.
Survivors include her sons, Garrett P. Lee of Atlanta and the Rev. David Joe Lee of Meridian; a sister, Doris Mae Kemper of Roanoke, Va.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack P. Lee; and a son, John P. Lee.
Memorials may be made to Guardian Angel Hospice in Marion, Geiger First United Methodist Church or Emelle United Methodist Church, both in Alabama.
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Wilma Wilder, 89, of Meridian, who died, Monday, March 24, 2003, in her home.