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Obituaries for Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003

By Staff
Mr. Fikes, 79, of Vancleave, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, in Biloxi. He was born in Stonewall and had been a resident of the coast for most of his life. He retired with 23 years of service as a master sergeant from the U.S. Air Force in 1966 and was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross. He served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Mr. Fikes attended Big Ridge Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Cynthia Ammons Fikes of Vancleave; daughters, Patsy Dew and her husband, Buddy, and Sheila Smith and her husband, Buck, all of Quitman; sons, Don Fikes and his wife, Sarah, of England and J.G. Fikes of Vancleave; six grandchildren, Laurie Burress, Renee Jones, Kristi Murray, Ryan Smith, Karaline Fikes and Angelica Fikes.
He was preceded in death by his parents, D.L. and Carrie Fikes; a brother, Russell Fikes; and a sister, Willie Gray Rogers.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Retired
PHILADELPHIA Services for Shirley R. "Shorty" Parker will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at John E. Stephens Chapel with the Revs. Eddie Pilgrim and Dr. Wayne Hill officiating. Burial will be in Spring Creek Cemetery in Philadelphia.
Mr. Parker, 75, of Frisco, Texas, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at Plano Presbyterian Hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force as a telecommunication engineer.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Perry Parker of Frisco; daughters, Diane Poole and Deborah Reardon, both of Bedford, Texas, and Donna Driskell of Raymond; a step-daughter, Sheila Fink of Frisco; sons, James Parker of Tampa, Fla., and Richard Parker of Clinton; a step-son, Johnny Willey of Houston, Texas; a sister, Eva Parker of Greenville; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Retired clerk
Services for Mada Lee Johnson Boutwell will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Keith Grubbs officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mrs. Boutwell, 75, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003, in her home. She was a longtime member of Midway Baptist Church and worked for more than 20 years at Davis Grill before working for Super Stop for more than 19 years.
Survivors include her sons, Bob Boutwell and his wife, Rhonda, of Collinsville and Jerry Boutwell of Meridian; a grandson, Brent Boutwell of Collinsville; brothers, Glen Johnson and his wife, Joyce of Meridian and Elerie Johnson and his wife, Connie, of Revere, Mass.; sisters, Ruth Hause and Lean Quates, both of Jackson, and Doris Lewis and her husband, Donald, of Meridian; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Floyd Boutwell; and a sister, Grace Wardlow.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Driskill, Brisco James, Danny O. Miles, Huey Summerlin, J.D. Webb Jr. and Terry White.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retail store attendant
PHILADELPHIA Services for James Paul "Jamie" Trapp will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at John E. Stephens Chapel with the Revs. John Stephens and Jay Murphy officiating. Burial will be Mt. Olive Cemetery in the Stephenstown Community.
Mr. Trapp, 35, of Philadelphia, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at Alliance Laird Hospital in Union.
Survivors include his mother, Peggy Trapp of Union; sisters, Lisa Metz of Gulfport, Susie Trapp and Mandy Trapp; a brother, Jeff Trapp; his grandmother, Marie Chunn, all of Philadelphia; one niece and three nephews.
Visitation will be today beginning at 6 p.m. at the funeral home
Services for Barney Burrell Coleman will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Enterprise Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Coleman, 59, of Meridian, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Coleman of Meridian; daughters, Angelisa Coleman Dale and Michelle Coleman Beckham, both of Birmingham, Ala., Jacqueline Myles and Felicia Outlaw, both of Atlanta; sisters, Elsie B. Amos of Meridian, Faye Lewis and Louvenia Payton of Meridian.
Visitation will be Friday 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Services for Gladys O. Arnold will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Laughlin Service Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Alan Weatherly officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Arnold, 80, of Madison, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, in Madison.
Survivors include her husband, Lt. Col. Henry R. Arnold (retired) of Madison; daughters, Vivian A. Wright of Meridian and Deborah A. McCleary of Madison; a brother, Herbert L. Steed of Madison and Emmett L. Steed Jr. of Indianola; a sister, Nellie Fay Peeples of Indianola; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or a charity of choice.
Visitation will be Saturday 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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