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Obituaries for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003

By Staff
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CHARLESTON Services for Donna Rachelle Eastridge Pritchard will be held today at 11 a.m. at Bethel Methodist Church in Enid. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Newson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Pritchard, 35, of Pope, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.
Survivors include her sons, Donovan Goad and Sy Pritchard, both of Pope; her parents, Donald and Rachel Eastridge; sisters, Rita Eastridge Carruth and Shannon Eastridge, a brother, Bennett Eastridge; a nephew and two nieces, all of Meridian.
Retired U.S. Air Force
Graveside services for James D. Caraway will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Salley officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Caraway, 80, of Meridian, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Bertha M. Caraway; sons, Robert Rawson and Donnie Rawson; brothers, Mason Caraway of Noxapater, Natie Caraway of Jackson, Ed Caraway of Memphis, Tenn., Bryan Caraway of Poplarville and Hardy Caraway of Quitman; sisters, Earlene Young of Pascagoula and Edna Kyle of San Antonio, Texas; several step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Caraway and Ruby Nell Gunn Caraway; and brothers, Demar Caraway and Jeff Caraway.
Visitation will be today beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Retired teacher
PHILADELPHIA Graveside services for Hazel Willis Johnson will be held today at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Leber officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Johnson, 92, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, in her home.
Survivors include her son, Dee Johnson of Agoura, Calif.; daughters, Meridith Wheatley of Northport, Ala., and Jane Bentley of Philadelphia; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Lester Willis of Ecru; sisters, Zudye Smith of Philadelphia and Dixie Jordan of Marydell.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International or a favorite charity.
Visitation will be today 30 minutes prior to the service at Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Offshore worker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Jerry Nation will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery.
Mr. Nation, 60, of Philadelphia, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at Neshoba County General Hospital in Philadelphia.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Nation of Philadelphia; sons, Bobby Ray Nation of Dallas, Jeffery Lee Nation of New Caney, Texas, and James Kevin Nation of Philadelphia; a daughter, Kimberly Rae Nation of Philadelphia; one granddaughter; a sister, Shirley Nation Goodin of Lake Ozark, Mo.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired
Services for Marie Kelley will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jamie Lamoreaux officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Ms. Kelley, 88, of Marion, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her daughter, Serecho Rose Fry and her husband, Gayle, of Marion; granddaughters, Cynthia Anthony of Marion, Erin Michelle Porter of Decatur and Serecho Rose "Lace" Heim of Marion; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Emmanuel Mack Defoe Ward Kelley; grandsons, Ward Brandon "Hud" Fry and Michael Scott Kelley; and a great-grandson, Randall Gayle Heim.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Cutway, Joshua Heim, James Heim, Tony Porter, Jason Allen and Danny Daugherty.
Visitation will be Thursday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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