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Obituaries for Thursday, July 3, 2003

By Staff
Retired coach, teacher
Services for Herman L. Robinson will be held today at 11 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Keith Grubbs officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Robinson, 73, of Meridian, died Monday, June 30, 2003, in his home. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church and the Mississippi Coaches Hall of Fame.
He coached at Central, St. Martin, East Central Community College and New Hope High School in Columbus.
Mr. Robinson was a member of the American Legion Post 21, as well as the Disabled American Veterans. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice Wilson Robinson of Meridian; a daughter, Karen Robinson Stafford and her husband, Ron, of Columbus; a son, Keith Robinson and his wife, Jayne, of Philadelphia; brothers, Cecil Robinson of Miamisburg, Ohio, Malcolm Robinson of Edinburg and Larry Robinson of Philadelphia; four grandchildren, Kyle and Kera Robinson of Philadelphia, Kayla and Keely Stafford of Columbus; several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Midway Baptist Church Building Fund, 4579 Old Eighth Street Road, Meridian, MS 39307.
Pallbearers will be his former basketball players.
Student
Services for Heather LeighAnn Eggleston will be held today at 11 a.m. at Russell Baptist Church with the Revs. Clay Chancelor, Buddy Petty and Jim Rivers officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Miss Eggleston, 15, of Toomsuba, died Monday, June 30, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital. She would have been a sophomore at Northeast Lauderdale High School this fall. She was listed the last two years in the Who's Who Among American High School Students and was a member of Russell Baptist Church. She was also an organ donor.
Survivors include her parents, Bill and Lisa Eggleston of Toomsuba; a sister, Ashley Nicole Eggleston; and her grandmother, Mary Blanche Greenlee, all of Toomsuba; aunts and uncles, David and Debbie Eggleston and Ricky and Reginna Greenlee, all of Meridian, Sonya and Donnie Neal of Anderson, Ind., Chuck Greenlee of Toomsuba, and Sue and Jim Alexander of Colona, Ill.; and several other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, William and Emmaleathe Eggleston; her grandfather, Hugh Bill Greenlee; and an uncle, Steve Greenlee.
Memorials may be made to Russell Baptist Church building fund.
Pallbearers will be Pat Ezell, Jayce Greer, Jeremy Robinson, Daniel Morgan, Eric Seal and Brice Jones.
Visitation will be today beginning at 9 a.m. until service time today at the church.
T.L. James Construction Company employee
Services for James Ranager Norman will be held today at 3 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Blackledge officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery on Highway 15 South in Newton.
Mr. Norman, 73, of Meridian, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Wesley Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Doris B. Norman of Meridian; a daughter, Regina Jones and her husband, Richard, of Waynesboro; a sister, Mellie Neal of Meridian; brothers, Gilmer Norman II and Charles Norman, both of Meridian; a step-son, Pete Roberts and his wife, Betty, of Meridian; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Gil Norman, Scotty Norman, Joel Neal and Dave Neal.
Visitation will be today 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired
Services for Susie L. Burton will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Greg Williams officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.
Mrs. Burton, 66, of Meridian, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was the retired manager of the Oster Company.
Survivors include her sons, Eric Potis and his wife, Christine, Mark Potis and his wife, Chris, Michael Potis and his wife, Pam, and Gregory Potis, all of Milwaukee, Wis.; sisters, Ruby J. Johnson, Betty J. Price and her husband, Ted, Jacqueline McElphin and her husband, Cliff, and Trudy Johnson, all of Meridian, Theresa Dickens of Virginia Beach, Va., Dorothy L. Williams of Norfolk, Va., and Johnnie R. Killins of Dacuka, Ga.; a brother, Eric James Johnson and his wife, Patricia, of Meridian; 12 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and a brother.
Visitation will be Friday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Pump and Save coordinator
Services for Donald E. Richardson will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Richardson, 59, of the Zero Community, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Visitation will be Friday 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired farmer
DEKALB Services for Neal Gowdy will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Primitive Baptist Church with the Revs. Joe Burton and Johnny McDonald officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. E.E. McDonald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Gowdy, 99, of Lauderdale, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, in his home.
Survivors include a son, Earl Gowdy of Lauderdale; 23 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and several other relatives, a niece and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife.
Visitation will be Friday 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel in Meridian.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Searcy R. McAdams, 77, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital.

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