Obituaries for Friday, July 18, 2003
FOREST Services for Cary Riser will be held today at 11 a.m. at Ephesus Baptist Church with the Rev. Albert McMullan and Dr. Jim Everett officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Ott and Lee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Riser, 63, Whitfield, died Thursday, July 12, 2003, at Mississippi State Hospital in Whitfield. He was a native of Scott County and had been a resident of the Hudspeth Center in Whitfield for 34 years. He was a member of Ephesus Baptist Church.
Survivors include five sisters, Wilma White, Patsy Gardner and Carolyn Haralson, all of Forest, Annie Bell Toller of Liberty and Nancy Shaw of Bastrop, La.; a brother, Pete Riser of Forest; several nieces, nephews and other family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Etoyal Riser; and a sister, Beth Riser Goff.
Memorials may be made to Ephesus Baptist Church, Building Fund, 3535 Ephesus Road, Forest, Ms. 39074.
COLUMBIA Services for Susie Lee Killingsworth will be held today at 11 a.m. at New Zion United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marvis Killingsworth officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Smith Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Killingsworth, 82, formerly of Meridian, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Columbia General Hospital.
Musician, business owner
Memorial services for Kelly Robert Royal will be held today at 6 p.m. at the Church of the Mediator in Meridian.
Mr. Royal, 57, of Meridian, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, in Meridian. He was a musician and the owner of Kelly's Discount Vacuum in Meridian.
Survivors include his mother, Ann B. Royal; brothers, Monte Royal and his wife, Connie,Randy Royal and his wife, Susan, all of Meridian, and Zane Royal and his wife of South Carolina; a sister, Allison Slayton and her husband, Thomas, of Meridian; and several nieces, nephews and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Royal Sr.; and a brother, Lloyd Royal Jr.
Visitation will be today one hour prior to the service at the church.
Lockheed Martin employee
Services for DeLois Bailey will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Highland Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Holland, pastor of Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Bishop's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Bailey, 53, of Bailey, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, Willie E. Bailey of Daleville; a son, Kevin Bailey and his wife, Tijuanna of Daleville; a daughter, Christal G. Bailey of Bailey; her parents, Mose and Lottie Hall Darden of Bailey; six brothers, Earl Travis Darden and his wife Betty of Emelle, Ala.; Homer Lavelle Darden and his wife Rita Gayle of Meridian, Aubrey Lavonne Darden of Bailey, Alvin Alphonso Darden of Woodville, Harry Jonathan Darden of Louisville, Ken., and Prentis Darrell Darden of Huntsville, Ala.; three sisters, Nellie Grace McDonald and her husband Carey of Collinsville, Subartha Lynn Darden of Meridian and Alexa Denise Darden of Memphis, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.