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Obituaries for Thursday, June 5, 2003

By Staff
Retired Meridian Public School bus driver
Services for Walter F. Dubose Jr. will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Progress Baptist Church with the Rev. Daryl Fluker officiating. Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Dubose, 71, of Meridian, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include his daughters, Norma Robertson and Dian Willis, both of Meridian and Paula Dubois Philpott of Bermuda; sons, Keith Dubois of Bermuda and Woodrow Johnson of Meridian; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Van Zyverden employee
Services for Eugene Ruffin will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Willie Ray Clark officiating. Burial will be in Little Zion Cemetery in Stonewall.
Mr. Ruffin, 55, of Meridian, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at Heartfelt Hospice.
Survivors include his daughter, Alexa Thomas of Meridian and a brother, Albert Newell of Chicago; four step-children, Yolanda Thomas, Catina Thomas, Dorothy Spencer and Michael McClelland, all of Meridian; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday 7 p.m-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Homemaker
Services for Lorine Clark will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at New Hope Blackwater Baptist Church in Daleville with the Rev. Roosevelt Clark officiating. Burial will be in Blackwater Cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Clark, 82, of Meridian, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include her sister, Florence Holliday of DeKalb; a brother, Jack Cole of Elyria, Ohio; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, and parents.
Visitation will be Saturday 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Wanda Hill, 52, of Meridian, who died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Walter Welch, 84, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, in his home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Milling Funeral Home of Union for Lois Gentry, of Union, who died Thursday, June 5, 2003, in Union
Arrangements were incomplete at James L. Osby Funeral Home for Elnora T. Samuels, 84, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at Riley Hospital.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Tommy S. Gunn, 81, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at King's Daughters and Sons Nursing Home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Ralph L. Arrington, 65, of Marion, who died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Retired principal and school teacher
Arrangements were incomplete at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home for Emma Anderson, 102, of Chicago, who died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Ill.

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