Obituaries for Tuesday, May 27, 2003
Services for Sara Nell Wilson will be held today at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, with the Revs. Raymon Leake, Gregory Proctor and Edward O'Connor officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Wilson, 75, of Meridian, died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at her residence.
Mrs. Wilson was born May 31, 1927. She graduated from Meridian High School and Meridian Junior College. She was active in the Meridian Little Theatre, Lamar School, the Pilot Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the Meridian Board of Realtors and was a Dusty Mom. She was active in church work at the Baptist Church and at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Mrs. Wilson was a long-time realtor owning and operating Wilson Realty for many years until her retirement.
Survivors include three daughters, Cassie Kauerz of Meridian, Susan Hart and her husband, Dathan of Baton Rouge, La., and Clair Bradley and her husband, Dee of Charlotte N.C.; a son, Thomas Wilson of Meridian; eight grandchildren, Christopher Kauerz and his wife, Brooke of Memphis, Tenn., Molly Kauerz of San Antonio, Texas, Wilson Shirley and his wife, Laura of Pensacola, Fla., David Shirley of Starkville, Franklin Hart and Sara Hart of Baton Rouge, La., Semmes Ford of Meridian and Madeleine Bradley of Charlotte N.C.; one great-granddaughter, Evans Kauerz of Memphis; one sister, Freda "Deggie" Owen of Meridian; her brother-in-law, R.B. Wilson and his wife, Earline of Pensacola, Fla.; three nieces, Roseanne Knight of Meridian, Wanda McKnight of Memphis and Marsha Hines of Pensacola; a nephew, Buddy Temple of Meridian; and a special family friend, Nancy Tucker of Meridian.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norvin M. Wilson; her daughter, Jennifer Wilson Ford; and her parents, Viva Ethridge Chisolm and C.E. Chisolm, Jr.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Kauerz, Wilson Shirley, David Shirley, Franklin Hart, Ralph Young, Todd Easterwood and Berry Germany. Honorary pallbearers will be agents and staff of Wilson Realty.
The family requests memorials be made to any charity.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Retired sales clerk
Services for Mary Andreacchio will be held today at 1 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Andreacchio, 78, of Meridian, who died, Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare Center.
Survivors include her sons, Joe Andreacchio and his wife, Roma, and Sonny Andreacchio and his wife, Lisa, all of Meridian; daughters, Minnie DuFrene and her husband, Shelton, and Linda Long and her husband, Jerry, all of Meridian; sisters, Jean Stovall of Columbia and Donice Craft of Vidalia, La.; grandchildren, Todd Andreacchio, Russ Andreacchio, Joey Andreacchio, JoBeth Andreacchio, Constance Andreacchio, Lisa Clark, Mike Graham, Chris Graham and Celester Fletcher; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell W. Andreacchio Sr.
Pallbearers will be Russ Andreacchio, Todd Andreacchio and Joey Andreacchio, Mike Graham, Chris Graham and Kevin Clark.
Visitation will be held today 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Retired loan officer
Services for Joe Ann Jenkins will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Paul McDonald and Gerald Chaney officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Jenkins, 65, of the Bonita Community, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Regency Hospital. She was a member of Bonita United Methodist Church. Mrs. Jenkins was a manager and loan officer for Norfolk Naval Credit Union, before moving back to Meridian.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Gene Jenkins; a daughter, Kathy Jo Wilmer and sons, Austin L. McCary and Gregory McCary, all of Meridian; three grandsons, Joseph, Joshua and Matthew Kuykendell; and a brother, Wayne Woodrick of Meridian.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Woodrick; and her parents, J.L. and Magie Ree Woodrick.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Smith, Larry Smith, John House, Keith Smith, Larry Maringo, Cody Woodrick and Bo Gibbs.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
YORK, Ala. Services for John David Lavender will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Sumterville with the Rev. Ellis Tate officiating. Burial will be in Myrtlewood Cemetery. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Lavender, 96, of Livingston, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, in Pensacola, Fla.
Survivors include his daughter, Sara Rikard; sons, David Lavender and Herb Lavender; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janie Mae Lavender.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church in Sumterville, Ala.; or the Gideans.
Visitation will be today at the funeral home.