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Obituaries for Tuesday, May 20, 2003

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Retired U.S. Air Force
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Services for Gen. Philip L. Metzler Jr. will be held today at 11 a.m. at Church of the Divine Redeemer. Graveside services and burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery with full military honors. Swan-Law Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Metzler, 62, of Colorado Springs, died Thursday, May 15, 2003, in his home.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia of Colorado Springs; a son, Philip Metzler and his fiance, Jen; a daughter, Paige Peden and her husband, Ken, of Preston, Mississippi; three grandchildren; brothers, Roger Metzler and his wife, Sarita, Kirby Metzler and his wife, Linda, and Mark Metzler; sisters, Katie and her husband, Bob, and Betty and her husband, Don; and several nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by a son, Patrick Lee Metzler of Dallas.
Memorials may be made to the Patrick Lee Metzler Memorial Scholarship Fund, 7474 Ferguson Road, Dallas, TX 75228.
Retired cafeteria employee
Graveside services for Lois Terry Warren will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Louisville Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Curtis Guess officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Warren, 79, of Meridian, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at Riley Hospital. She was born in Ackerman and had lived at Queen City Nursing home for the past several years. She was a cafeteria employee at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Often we forget that women who have no biological children of their own can play a very important role in the lives of the ones around them. Lois was one of those women. Nieces and nephews who were in her care from time to time know how important that role can be. She never failed to show them love, always letting them know that someone cared. She never failed to be there when they needed her.
Her motherly ways were stronger than any biological mother. Mother and grandmother were her title to them. Not only did she affect just them, but everyone she came in contact with. She will always be in the hearts of so many and missed dearly.
Survivors include her nephews, John Smith and his wife, Coleene, of Meridian, Phillip Smith and Jackie Smith; nieces, Patsy Atchley and her husband, Charles, of Montrose, Betty Smith of West and Alice Hilt of Florida; a sister, Flora Smith; a sister-in-law, Louise Terry of Pearl; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rayford and Bessie Terry; a brother, Odel Terry; and her husband, R.J. Warren.
Pallbearers will be her great-nephews.
Homemaker
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Bessie Herrington Wilson will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Brightwater Church with the Rev. Dick Braswell officiating. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Wilson of Semmes, Ala., died Sunday, May 18, 2003, in her home.
Survivors include her sons, Grady Wilson and his wife, Karen, of Daphne, Ala., Wayne Wilson and his wife, Rita, Ronnie Wilson and his wife, Mary, all of Wilmer, Ala., Terry Wilson and Donnie Wilson, both of Semmes, and David Wilson and his wife, Rita, of Crystal Springs, Miss.; a sister, Dorothy Dikes and her husband, Doyle, of Quitman; a daughter, Virginia Gardner and her husband, Tom, of Camden, Ala.; 23 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wilson; sons, Daniel Wilson and Norris Wilson.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired beautician
PHILADELPHIA Services for Edwina Clark Trout will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Dan Howard officiating. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Trout, 80, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her daughter, Judy Gray and a son, Robert Trout, both of Meridian; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Trout.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired from Southern Natural Gas Co.
DEMOPOLIS, Ala. Services for Jessie Boyce McBrayer will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Rex Kent officiating. Burial will be in Demopolis Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Kidd-Robbins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. McBrayer, 76, of Demopolis, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at D.C.H. Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah D. McBrayer of Demopolis; daughters, Diane Cleveland and her husband, Rick, and Sandra M. Baker, all of Demopolis; a son, Jessie Derrell McBrayer and his wife, Janet, of Birmingham, Ala.; brothers, Royce McBrayer and his wife, Opal, of Louisville, Cecil McBrayer and his wife, Liz, of Weatherford, Okla., Bill McBrayer and his wife, Lois, of Louisville, and Rich McBrayer and his wife, Nancy, of West Point; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service.

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