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Obituaries for Monday, July 7, 2003

By Staff
Retired educator
Graveside services for Mary Lou Willingham Harris will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Meehan Cemetery with the Revs. Ben Laird and Wayne Campbell officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Harris, 64, of Meridian, died Sunday, July 6, 2003, at Queen City Nursing Home. She was a retired registered nursing instructor after more than 28 years. She was a member of Rock Hill Church and attended Chunky Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Joe Harris; sons, Billy Hilton Harris and his wife, Lisa, and Derwin Harris and his wife, Tammy, all of Meridian; grandchildren, Chris Harris, Patrick Harris, Shelby Harris, Sarah Harris, Noah Harris and C.J. Harris; her mother, Dorothy J. Willingham of Philadelphia; brothers, Jesse Leon Willingham of Philadelphia and William Tony Willingham of Demopolis, Ala.; a sister, Vivian Wells and her husband, Larry, of Philadelphia; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ervin Joe Harris; a brother, James Louis Willingham; and her father, Jesse V. Willingham.
Pallbearers will be Lee Martin, Ray Martin, Arlen Mabry, Wendell Hawkins, Larry Giles and Donald Gressett.
Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Gressett, Paul Mendenhall, Dewitt Pinson and Gene Smith.
Visitation will be Tuesday 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Billy King, 63, of Hickory, who died Sunday, July 6, 2003, at Guardian Angel Hospice.