Obituaries for Monday, Aug. 18, 2003
Real estate business owner
Services for Louise Moses Sadka will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Sadka, 81, of Meridian, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
She was born in Vicksburg on March 6, 1922, to Moses Moses and Dorothy Azar. In 1944, she was introduced to Dewey Sadka by his sister Queenie Nassour in Vicksburg at Queen Anne's, his sister's restaurant. After traveling with his wartime commitment, they settled in Meridian, where they worked together in a real estate business, Sadka Realty.
She attended Mississippi University for Women and was actively involved in St. Paul's Episcopal Church. She was a devoted mother and wife whose sincere heartfelt thoughts and concerns touched everyone she met.
Survivors include her husband, Dewey Sadka of Meridian; sons, Dewey Sadka Jr. and David Sadka; a daughter, Mary Ann Sadka Petro and her husband, Dr. Anthony Petro; grandchildren, Dr. Melanie Petro, Dr. Michelle Petro and her husband, David Pharr, all of Jackson; a brother, Moses Moses Jr. of Vicksburg; and sisters, Margaret Moses of Vicksburg and Georgette Moses Petro of Leland.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sharon Louise Sadka; and a brother, Johnny Moses.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the church.
TYLERTOWN Services for James Edward Shepherd will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Earl Surber, Randall Griffin and Mike Glenn officiating. Burial will be in Tylertown Cemetery.
Mr. Shepherd, 84, of Tylertown, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, in his home. He was born April 2, 1919, in Meridian, the son of the late James Dewitt and Fancy Beddingfield Shepherd. He was a retired concrete pipe manufacturer.
Mr. Shepherd was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Linton Shepherd of Tylertown; sons, James "Jimmy" Shepherd of Meridian and Tommy Shepherd of Tylertown; a daughter, Rena Conerly of Tylertown; a sister, Bessie Ishee of Meridian; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Peavey Electronics employee
Graveside services for Sheri "Snookie" Warren will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Freedom Cemetery with the Rev. Allen Shortridge officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Warren, 32, of Lauderdale, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, in Collinsville.
Survivors include her mother, Nelda Warren of Meridian; a son, Trent Stewart of Stonewall; sisters, Alisa Williams and her husband, David, of Enterprise and Gerri Buckalew and her husband, James, of Brandon; brothers, Mike Spangler of Mt. Olive and Steve Rutledge of Pearl River, La.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Earl B. Warren.
Visitation will be Tuesday at 9 a.m.-10 a.m. at the funeral home.
LOUISVILLE Services for William Kenneth Lawrence will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Louisville with the Revs. Dr. Don Boone and Dr. Kenneth Cheek officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Louisville. Nowell-Tilghman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Lawrence, 73, of Louisville, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at Winston County Nursing Home.
He was a retired sales representative for McGraw-Hill Book Company. Mr. Lawrence was a former football coach and math teacher for Louisville High School. He was twice selected as Choctaw Conference Coach of the Year and coached in the Mississippi High School All-Star football game in 1959. He was also selected Winston County's Outstanding Young Man in 1959.
Mr. Lawrence was a guidance director and then principal of Louisville Junior High School. In 1965, he became the educational representative for McGraw-Hill Book Company to elementary and secondary schools in Mississippi.
In 1956, he became a member of the Louisville Rotary Club where he maintained a record of perfect attendance for more than 39 years and was selected to receive the Paul Harris Fellow Award in 1994.
Mr. Lawrence was a member of First Baptist Church where he served as an ordained deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years. For more than 30 years he taught the International Sunday school lessons in a live, nondenominational broadcast from WLSM Radio in Louisville.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a distinguished military graduate of the Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga. He retired as a major in the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Lawrence of Louisville; sons, Kenny Lawrence of Amory and Keith Lawrence of Atlanta; daughters-in-law, Vicky and Pam; sisters, Sue Peterson of Zion, Ill., and Linda Dubose of Vernon, Ala.; five grandchildren, Tiffany, Kent, Glori, Karlee and Caleb.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Family Life Center Building Fund, 205 South Church St., Louisville, MS 39339.
Pallbearers will be Dr. J.E. Calloway, H.B. Hudspeth, Joel O'Briant, Jerry McDonald, T.M. Mitchell, Fred Sloan and Pruitt Calvert.
Visitation will be today 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired Burlington Industry
QUITMAN Services for Jessie 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. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is 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 of Stonewall; daughters, Rita Atterberry of Stonewall, Latonia Atterberry and Stacy Atterberry, both of Quitman; sons, Cicero Atterberry of Houston, Texas, Paul Marshall and Jeffrey Marshall, both of Quitman; his mother, Nellie Young of Quitman; sisters, Priscilla Coleman and Linda McDonald, both of Pittsburg, Calif., Annette Nelson of Quitman and Mary Goff of Cleveland, Ohio; brothers, Gable Atterberry of Dayton, Ohio, and James Atterberry of Milwaukee; and 15 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home in Quitman.