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Obituaries for Saturday, May 24, 2003

By Staff
Retired, homemaker
Graveside services for Pauline H. Brewer will be held today at 10 a.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Revs. Dr. Wayne Riley and Danny Chisolm officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Brewer, 86, of Meridian, died Thursday, May 22, 2003, at Heartfelt Hospice. She was retired from J.C. Penney and was a member of Central Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, W.F. Brewer Sr., and her son, Frank Brewer Jr. and his wife, Donna, all of Meridian; nephews, Benny Groves of Madison; Rodney Harris of Jacksonville, Fla.; nieces, Kathryn Hynum of Perry, Ga.; and Danna Harris of Raymond; a sister-in-law, Annice Brewer of Meridian; a brother-in-law, Jim Brewer of Senatobia; a grandson, Gene Kloss, and she will be missed by several friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Callie D. Harris, brothers, Luke, Hal and Homer Harris, and a sister, Janie Wagner.
Pallbearers will be Tommy George, Stanley Shannon, George Eagle, James Tillman, Paul Bullard, Wayne Anders, Winfred Crews and Barney Eldridge.
Services for Jamal Javion Rackley will be held today at 1 p.m. at Enterprise Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Garden Cemetery.
The infant died at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include his father, Jimmy Rackley; his mother, Latasha Gordon; a brother, Anthony Rackley; and three sisters, Katlin Rackley, and Daija and Alijah Gordon, all of Meridian.
Commercial Credit/homemaker
Services for Loray Shannon Davidson will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Davey Wilkinson officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mrs. Davidson, 76, of Meridian, died Thursday, May 22, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Davidson, of Meridian; two daughters, Brenda Cameron Savage of Jackson and Debbie Hale of Meridian; two sisters, Maxine Shannon Sinclair of Meridian and Hilda Jo Stanford of Gulfport; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lillie Burkes and her father, Mack Mobley Shannon; and a sister, Hazel Shannon Brown.
Visitation will be today from 9:30 a.m. until the service at the funeral home.
Homemaker
Services for Dorothy Matthews will be held today at 2 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jeff Hancock and Jim Williams officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn cemetery.
Mrs. Matthews, 80, of Meridian, died Friday, May 23, 2003, in Meridian.
Survivors include three sisters, Marie Phillips and her husband, Roy of Fort Smith, Ark., Adelle Marler of Vicksburg; and Joyce Nunnery of Alvin, Texas; a brother, Richard King of Oklahoma; a sister-in-law, Blanche Cheek of California; three god-children; and 22 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W.G. Matthews; her parents, Roy and Ruby King; a sister, Edith Marie King; and two brothers, Billy Ray King and Roy King, Jr.
Visitation will be today from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired carpenter
PHILADELPHIA Services for Dewitt "Doc" Creekmore will be held today at 4 p.m. at McClain-Hayes Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Duvall officiating. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia.
Mr. Creekmore, 83, of Philadelphia, died Friday, May 23, 2003, at the Neshoba County Nursing Home.
Survivors include two daughters, Myra Byars and Patricia Dianne Smith; two sons, Keith and Ricky Creekmore, all of Philadelphia; seven sisters, Ester Spears and Nellie Winstead, both of Philadelphia, Edna Earl Bullock of Hattiesburg, Mary Reed of Stockton, Calif., Tommie Mayo of Clinton, Kitty Skelton of Pascagoula and Faye Burton of Crystal Springs; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Creekmoore, and a son, Jimmy Creekmoore.
Visitation will be today at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Homemaker
MACON Services for Jimmie Pendergrass will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery with Cockrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Pendergrass, 68, of Macon, died Thursday May 22, 2003, at the University Medical Center in Jackson.
Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Spratlin of Philadelphia; a son, Charles Leek of Macon; six sisters, Tula Vance, Etheleen Thomas and Minnie Franklin, all of Bruce, Geneva McCafferty of Starkville, Barbara Morris of Randolph and Sarah Nickels of Mathiston; two brothers, Raymond Doss of Grenada and Steve Doss of North Carolina; one granddaughter, one grandson; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her brother, William "Pete" Doss of Bruce.
Visitation will be today from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Jimmie Lee Nichols Sr. will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church in Little Rock with the Rev. Charlie Watson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Latimer Metropolitan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Nichols, 77, of Saginaw, Mich., died Sunday, May 18, 2003, in Saginaw.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma J. Nichols of Saginaw; daughters, Hollistine Nichols Hoston and Delphine Nichols Greene, all of Saginaw; sons, Darwin Nichols, Jimmie L. Nichols Jr. and Dewayne Nichols Sr., all of Saginaw; sisters, Auree O. Reed of Oakland, Calif., and Claudine Nichols of Harrisburg, Penn.; brothers, Woodrow Nichols of Ft. Washington, Md., Jethiro Nichols of Monroe, Mich., and Velpo Nichols of Oakland; 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Victor Raymon Nichols, Felton Coleman Nichols and Robert Lee Nichols.

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