Obituaries for Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003
Retired, Structural Steel
Services for Richard McQuarley will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church on 49th Avenue with the Rev. Dr. Zachary Operton officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery with Berry &Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. McQuarley, 39, of Meridian, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at The Regency Hospital of Meridian.
Survivors include his wife, Stacy McQuarley, his daughter, Ashley McQuarley and his son, Richard McQuarley, his mother, Adline Hanible, his father, Leonard Hanible, all of Meridian; five sisters, Lois McQuarley of Stockbridge, Ga.; Sharon McQuarley, Hattie McQuarley, Margaret McQuarley and Barbara Crowell, all of Meridian; four brothers, Anthony Hanible, Darren McQuarley, Jonathan Hanible, and Willie McQuarley, all of Meridian; and a special friend, Alecia Moore of Meridian.
Visitation will be Monday from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired, Burlington Industry
Services for James Atterberry will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at White Oak Baptist Church in Quitman with the Rev. Sylvester Donald officiating. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery with Berry &Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Atterberry, 64, of Stonewall, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Christine Atterberry; three daughters, Latonia Atterberry and Stacy Atterberry, both of Quitman; and Rita Atterberry of Stonewall; three sons, Cicero Atterberry of Houston; and Paul Marshall and Jeffrey Marshall, both of Quitman; his mother, Nellie Young of Quitman; four sisters, Priscilla Coleman of Pittsburg, Calif.; Annette Nelson of Quitman; Mary Goff of Cleveland, Ohio; and Linda McDonald of Pittsburg; two brothers, Gable Atterberry of Dayton, Ohio; and James Atterberry of Milwaukee, Wisc.; and 15 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be Monday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
TAOS,N.M. A private service will be held at a later date for Dr. Theodore G. Grieder of Taos, N.M. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Grieder, 77, of El Prado, N.M., died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2003, in his home. He was the author of two books and seven volumes of poetry, who also edited a 42 volume collection of American Literature, English Literature, and World Literature in English for the Gale Research Company. He had a passion to write poetry that he was able to satisfy only after retiring from his professional life. His distinguished colleague, Dr. Donald H. Reiman in a 1982 lecture entitled, Poets With Something to Say, said his poetry "has a lyrical quality that elevates the art of narrative. You can't read his work without hearing it, and you can't hear it without seeing it. This poetry, it is also story telling in the old tradition. A rare combination."
His mother, Eula Gooch, traveled alone in the early 1900's from Nolensville, Tenn., for relief from her lung illness, settling in Southern New Mexico. She eventually traveled to Arizona for a teaching job where she met and married her husband, The Superintendent of the Winslow, Arizona School system.
As a young man in Winslow, and Ventura, Calif., Mr. Grieder, worked in citrus orchards, lumber yards and oil fields. While in high school he played first doubles in tennis at Ventura High School, a sport he continued in New York City, enjoying the status of "player" until an ankle injury forced him to give up the sport.
In February 1942, three months after the start of World War II, he took early graduation from high school to enlist in the Navy where he served as a Navy medical corpsman with the Second Marine Division in the South Pacific earning his first Naval Cross at Guadacanal and his second at the amphibious invasion of the atoll of Tarawa, two of the hardest won and bloodiest American victories in the Pacific war. The author would write with pathos of that experience, losing nearly all of his 4,000 young comrades in the battle of Tarawa, with more than 1,000 wounded; a battle that lasted 48 hours. He never recovered from the memories of the thousands of young soldiers who died in that bloody battle often wondering why he was one of the few who survived. He writes in the third of his trilogy, The Broken Country, of a young, naval medic filling and labeling the body boxes in which the "remainders" of brave, 18 year old fighting men who died at the battle of Tarawa were shipped home "with stenciled ports of call: Illinois, Wyoming, Nebraska."
Dr. Grieder received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and his M.L. S. from the University of California at Berkeley. In 1962 he was appointed the Isaac Foot Librarian at the University of California at Santa Barbara. From that post he was appointed Chief Bibliographer at the University of California at Davis. His final appointment was as Curator, Fales Library and Special Collections, and Member of Collections-Development Triumvirate, Bobst Library at New York University. While at New York University he became one of a hand full of antiquarian bookmen in the world centered in New York City and London.
His memberships included the Grolier Club, New York City, and a lifetime membership in the Modern Language Society. He remained proud of his membership in Phi Gamma Delta fraternity having served as Faculty Advisor to the colony chapter at Louisiana State University and as Faculty Advisor to the chapter at Stanford University, one that no longer exists.
Upon retiring to actively write poetry on his classic 1930's Royal manual typewriter, he moved to Flagler Beach, Fla. In August 2002, Dr. Grieder moved to his home in El Prado and the West he loved so much.
He was an active collector of American Indian jewelry, ancient intaglios, objects and artifacts, and the paintings of Santa Barbara painter, Jack Baker.
Survivors include his wife, Lucile Grieder of El Prado, N.M.; brothers-in-law, Beverly Matthew Leigh III and Raymond Breyer Leigh; an aunt, Dorothy Hodnette, of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and several cousins, other relatives and friends.
Arrangements were incomplete at E.E. McDonald Funeral Home for Robert Lee Brooks, 95, of Cuba, Ala., who died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.