Obituaries for Monday, Aug. 4, 2003
Retired U.S. Navy
A memorial gathering for Robert L. Dollar will be today from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home.
Mr. Dollar, 65, of Lauderdale, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, in Lauderdale. He was retired from the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Reba Dollar of Lauderdale; three daughters, Melanie Williamson of Jacksonville, Fla., Marna Bowden of Meridian and Pennie Rogers of Baton Rouge, La.; and four grandchildren, Ryan Williamson, Matthew Weigand, Benjamin Rogers and Anna Rogers.
Memorials may be made to the Easter Seal Foundation Hospital in Little Rock, Ark., in memory of Robert "Bobby" Weigand.
PHILADELPHIA Services for Jackson Yates Greenleaf will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Eupora First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Greenleaf, 75, of Eupora, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, in his home.
He was the son of the late William and Frances Yates Greenleaf born in Philadelphia on Aug. 28, 1927.
During his childhood he lived in both Philadelphia and Gulfport until graduating from Philadelphia High School in 1945. Jack served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan after World War II.
After attending Mississippi State University, he began his 47-year career with Wells Lamont Corporation in Philadelphia. In 1969, he moved to Eupora and retired there in 1994 after serving as plant manager for 25 years.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Eupora, Philadelphia Shriners Club, Philadelphia Jaycees, Eupora Rotary Club and served as a member and officer of the Mississippi Manufactures Association.
He also served as a board member and officer for more than 35 years with the Neshoba County Fair Association.
He was a dedicated, loving husband and father who was committed to providing a supportive and cohesive Christian home.
His greatest joy in life was to be with his family which was demonstrated by his determination to attend the Neshoba County Fair last week a family tradition even though he was in the final stages of ALS.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Billy Fox Greenleaf of Eupora; six children, Bill Greenleaf and his wife, Kathy McKissack Greenleaf, of Ridgeland, Gina Latham and her husband, Bob, of Natchez, Patti Hood and her husband, Billy, of Gulfport, Lisa Myrick and her husband, Danny, of Jackson, Greg Greenleaf and his wife, Becky Weddle Greenleaf, of Ridgeland and Amy Faulkner and her husband, Del, of Aberdeen; sisters, Frances Twigg and Kathryn Pinnix, both of Long Beach; and 10 grandchildren, Jessica Latham Cole and her husband, Ryan, Lacy Latham and Megan Greenleaf, all of Ridgeland, Les Myrick of Memphis, Tenn., Andy Greenleaf of Lubbock, Texas, Molly Myrick, Daniel Myrick and Marianna Myrick, all of Jackson, Emily Hood and John Payton Hood, both of Gulfport.
Visitation will today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Graveside services for Tommie Coker will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Coker's Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Jessie Long officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Coker, 74, of Meridian, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at Regency Hospital in Meridian. He was a former supervisor for Beat Five and a member of the board of director's from East Mississippi Electric Power Association. He was a Mason and a Shriner.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean Coker of Meridian; children, Beverly Ray and her husband Charles A. Ray III and Suzy Horne and her husband, Steve, all of Meridian; grandchildren, Christopher Coker Schwan, Lauren Angela Horne, Tommy S. Horne, Hunter Horne and Tommie Lawrence Coker; a daughter-in-law, Cynthia Roberts of Meridian; a brother, Larry B. Coker and his wife, Edna, of Meridian; a sister, Hazel Marshall and her husband, Don, of Alexandria, Va.; a special niece, Carolyn Brown of Alexandria; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his son, Lawrence Tommie Coker; and his parents, L.B. and Gladys Coker.
Memorials may be made to Coker's Chapel Cemetery Fund or Building Fund.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, sons-in-law and his nephew, Mike Landrum.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.