Obituaries for Wednesday, June 11, 2003
LOUISVILLE Services for Richard E. Brewer will be held today at 11 a.m. at Porter Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chris Kiepe officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Brewer, 73, of Olive Branch, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Louisville Lions Club and was elder emeritus of Louisville Presbyterian Church. He was a retired branch manager of East Mississippi Electric Power Association.
Survivors include his wife, Fran Brewer of Louisville; a daughter, Rhonda Hailey of Houston; sons, Gary Brewer of Florence and Bob Brewer of Sebring, Fla.; brothers, James W. Brewer of Mt. Olive, Gerald W. Brewer of Memphis, Tenn., and Bertram Brewer of Willa Platte, La.; and eight grandchildren.
BATON ROUGE, La. Services for Kathleen McCain Johnson will be held today at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Meridian. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Rabenhorst Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Johnson, 94, of Baton Rouge, formerly of Meridian, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at Lakewood Quarters Nursing Facility in Baton Rouge. She was born Dec. 19, 1908, in Lineville, Ala. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and a retired hospital administrator.
Survivors include her daughter, Judy Foil and her husband, Frank; grandsons, Franklin Foil and his wife, Tanja, and Jeffrey Foil and his wife, Joany; a granddaughter, Lauren Kathleen Foil; and four great-grandchildren, Kathleen Foil, Grace Foil, Andy Foil and Jack Foil.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Chester Earle Johnson Jr.; and a grandson, Andrew Christopher Foil.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1116 23rd Ave., Meridian, MS 39301.
NEWTON Services for Alice Joy Boone Ferguson will be held today at 2 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. David Airhart and Clifton Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Pine Bluff Cemetery.
Mrs. Ferguson, 60, of Newton, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at Heartfelt Hospice of Newton. He was a member of Sand Springs Baptist Church and a primary Sunday school teacher. She was the department manager of the garden center at Wal-Mart.
Survivors include her sons, Walter Lewis Harmon and his wife, Trish, of Madison, Ala., and Hubert Dewayne Boone and his wife, Mary, of Newton; daughters, Julie Harmon Huddleston and her husband, Bob, of Pearl, Debby Robinson and her husband, David, of Hickory, Cindy Burnside and her husband, George, of Edinburg and Lindy Pace and her husband, Scott, of Lake; brothers, Hugh Lee Wyatt and Jerry Wyatt, both of Decatur; and 17 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy Pennington Wyatt and Hubert Wyatt; her husband, Marvin P. Ferguson; and a brother, Hugh Ellis Wyatt.
Services for the Rev. Harold B. Harris Jr. will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Dennis Harris, Paul Harris, Mike Russell and Richie Davis officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Rev. Harris, 73, of Meridian, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a retired Baptist minister and a graduate of Mississippi College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
He pastored Southern Baptist churches in Lawrence, Simpson, Lauderdale, Clarke and Kemper counties. He also served as BSU director at East Mississippi Community College and Meridian Community College. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Bennie Hartzog Harris of Meridian; a daughter, Cissi Majure and her husband, Stan, of Quitman; sons, Harold Harris III and his wife, Kathy, Dennis Harris and his wife, Ann, all of Meridian, and Paul Harris and his wife, Melanie, of Prairieville, La.; a sister, Dorothy Hutchinson and her husband, Donald, of Lebanon, Tenn.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Harris Sr.; and a daughter, Mary Fern Harris.
Memorials may be made to church sponsored mission trips at the church of your choice.
Pallbearers will be Nathan Majure, Eddie Louis, Jason Harris, Andrew Harris, Don Nault, Wallace Aust, Oliver Limerick and Earl Thomas.
Honorary pallbearers will be ministers in the community.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for George M. Ruffin will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Ruffin, 71, of Meridian, died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include his son, Charles Marshall Ruffin of Albany, N.Y.; daughters, Brenda Ruffin of Albany and Catherine Ruffin of Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Bernice Ruffin Harrison of Meridian; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marzene and Annie Ruffin; a sister and a brother.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.