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Obituaries for Friday, Aug. 8, 2003

By Staff
Brooks Manufacturing Company employee
Services for Mary Lee Mason will be held today at 2 p.m. at Rose Hill Baptist Church in Union with the Rev. Jones officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Latimer Metropolitan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mason, 55, of Union, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, James Earl Mason of Union; a son, Marllo Faulkner of Carpentersville, Ill.; sisters, Ruth Boyd, Annie Trustle and Letha Mason, all of Union; brothers, Jessie Faulkner Jr. of Meridian and Willie Faulkner of Flint, Mich.; and four grandchildren.
Homemaker
QUITMAN Services for Pauline Buckalew Rathbun will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Richard Cothern and Joe Gullick officiating. Burial will be in Stonewall Cemetery.
Mrs. Rathbun, 82, of Enterprise, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at McNeil Personal Care in Enterprise. She served as a Foster Grandparent for Crestwood Elementary School in Meridian and Enterprise School District. She was a member of Stonewall Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son, Stan Rathbun and his wife, Danielle, of Forest Hill, Calif.; a daughter, Carole Mosley and her husband, Lavelle, of Meridian; a sister, Kathleen Buckalew Heber of Enterprise; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a special niece, Susan Chancelor; and several nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Stonewall Building Fund, P.O. Box 1178, Stonewall, MS 39363 or Enterprise Baptist Church Family Life Center, 400 River Road, Enterprise, MS 39330.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Barton, Blake Chancelor, Keith Morland, Darrell Chancelor, Jon Chancelor and Carl Robinson.
Visitation will be today after 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Domestic worker
Services for Annie Kate McBeath will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church in Philadelphia with the Rev. Johnny Barnes officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Latimer Metropolitan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. McBeath, 86, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, in her home.
Survivors include her daughters, Ida Mae Spivey and Mary Ann Harper, both of Moss Point; a son, Johnny McBeath of Philadelphia; 23 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Retired gardner and painter
Services for Robert Lee Horn will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Galilee Baptist Church with the Rev. Charlie Watson officiating. Burial will be in Galilee Cemetery with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Horn, 62, of Meridian, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, in his home.
Survivors include his daughter, Jennie Ruth Alford; his mother, Ella Horn, both of Meridian; sisters, Mary Wilson, Annie R. Heidelberg, Josephine Woods, Ruth Horn and Darnell Alexander, all of Meridian and Sandra Drake of Atlanta; a brother, James Horn Jr. of Meridian; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be today from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired
Services for Marshall C. Griffin will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at New Era Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Roderick L. Steele Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Blackwater Cemetery in DeKalb with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Griffin, 76, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Lena Griffin; father, Marshall Griffin Sr., and a brother, Eugene Griffin, all of Meridian; children, Mary Walker and her husband, Odell, of Country Club Hill, Ill., Dorothy Hoggatt and her husband, Darnell, of Lawton, Okla., Willie Gene and his wife, Wilhelmina, of Meridian, John Gary, and his wife Vanessa, of Yokota, Japan and Brenda Joyce of Meridian.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Eva Mae Gordon, a son, and two brothers.
Visitation will be Saturday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home in Newton County for Mary Nell Webb, of Decatur, who died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at Gulfport Memorial Hospital.

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