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Obituaries for Friday, June 13, 2003

By Staff
Meridian Coca Cola Company employee
Services for Sandra Lynn Troutman will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Upchurch officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Troutman, 39, of Meridian, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital. She was a member of Union Baptist Church in Clarke County and a 1982 graduate of Northeast Lauderdale High School.
Survivors include her husband of 21 years, Harvey; her son, Harvey Ray Troutman II, and a daughter, Sabrina Lynn Troutman, all of the Zero Community; parents, Jerry Wagner of Alexandria, La. and Joann Wagner of Meridian; a brother, Buddy Wagner of Alexandria; sisters, Beverly Henderson of Meridian and Peggy Domingue, of Lafayette, La.; grandparents, Velma Allen of Brookhaven and Emma Wagner of the Blackwater Community; an uncle, Claude "Uncle Sonny" Whitehead; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be her nephews, Glenn Henderson Jr., Greg Henderson, Mark Wagner, Jeremy Wagner, Myles Donald, Andy Creekmore, Chris Creekmore and Blythe Fredrick.
Homemaker
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Dora Hamrick Skelton will be held today at 2 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church with the Revs. Clovis Lewis and John Pemberton officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Skelton, 75, of Butler, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include her daughters, Lynn Stewart and her husband, Skelton, and Hazel "Johnie" Carpenter, all of Millry, Lawana Lambeth of Evergreen; a son, Lawrence Skelton of Millry; brother, J.C. Hamrick of Gilbertown; sisters, Letha Moore of Butler, Grace Stokes of New Orleans and Ola Mae Harris of Gilbertown; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Skelton; a son, Robert Earl Skelton; and a grandson, Nickey Carpenter.
Retired bookkeeper
PHILADELPHIA Graveside services for Mondaine Burke will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Cedarlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Jones officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Burke, 77, of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, in her home.
Survivors include her sons, Robert "Mark" Burke of Lakewood, Colo., and Michael Burke of Dallas; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brothers, Jim Partridge of Pascagoula, Jack Partridge of Jackson and Sam Partridge of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired iron worker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Billy W. Sistrunk will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Arlington Baptist Church with the Revs. Don Savell and Steve Craft officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Sistrunk, 70, of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at his home. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Earl Sistrunk of Philadelphia; a daughter, Jimmie Copeland of Philadelphia; a grandchild; a great-grandchild; a sister, Betty Temple of Laurel; and three brothers, Ellis Ray Sistrunk and James Sistrunk, both of Laurel, and Frank Sistrunk of Gautier.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired, Air National Guard
Services for Jere J. Cobb will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Carl White and Ron McGee officiating. Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Cobb, 89, of Meridian, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a retired technician for the Air National Guard. He was a charter member of the 153rd Recon Group. He served in the European theater in World War II and retired from the 186th Air Guard after 32 years of military service.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary Louise Cobb of Meridian; a son, Jimmy Slay and his wife, Catherine, of Meridian; a daughter, Shere Donofrio and her husband, Chuck, of Crown Point, Ind.; six grandchildren, Gabe Donofrio of Omaha, Neb., Matthew Donofrio of Crown Point, Ind., Lisa Donofrio of Chicago, Angela Slay of Kokomo, Ind., Jim Slay and Micah Slay, both of Los Angeles; three sisters, Grace Young of Meridian, Edith Lucas of Bowling Green, Ky., and Catherine Johnson of Birmingham, Ala.; and a brother, Junie Cobb of Sacramento, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth Brown Cobb and Gus Cobb; and a brother, Beverly Cobb.
Pallbearers will be active members of the 186th Air Refueling Wing.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the 186th Air Wing who served with him.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired Carpenter
PHILADELPHIA Services for Thomas M. Lowry will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Mack Alford officiating. Burial will be in Cooks Chapel Cemetery in Philadelphia.
Mr. Lowry, 82, of Philadelphia, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Kosciusko. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Wilodyne Lowry of Philadelphia; son, Jimmy Lowry of Birmingham, Ala.; daughters, Patsy Lange of Murphreesboro, Tenn. and Peggy Catt of Hurst, Texas; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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