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Obituaries for Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003

By Staff
Retired shopping center owner
Graveside services for Arlene Peavy McElhenney will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Meehan Cemetery with the Rev. Russell Luquire officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. McElhenney, 79, of Meehan, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at Regency Hospital.
Survivors include her daughter, Penny Lester; grandchildren, Jesse Lester and Deon Lester; and a brother, D.A. "Ardell" Peavy, all of Meehan; four nieces, nine nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Velma Peavy; a sister, Ann Barber; and a brother, Alton Peavy.
Services for Harold E. Riley Sr. will be held today at 1 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Malcolm Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Riley, 78, of Meridian, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at The Specialty Hospital of Meridian. He was retired from Illinois Central Railroad. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Northcrest Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Opal A. Riley of Meridian; a son, Harold "Skip" Riley Jr. of Meridian; three daughters, Patsy Riley Swanner and her husband, Lofton, and Kathy Riley Domenget and her husband, Tim, all of Meridian and Kaye Riley Myers and her husband, Dan, of Brandon; grandchildren, Machelle Matthews, Gary Swanner, Alan Whitlock, Kathy Ann Chandler, Jody McDade, Tommy McDade, Wade McDade and Abby Domenget; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, M.G. Riley and his wife, Donna, of Meridian and Tommy Gene Riley and his wife, Christine, of Texas; a sister, Evelyn Wright of Louisiana; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, N.M. and Evie Riley; brothers, H.C. Riley, Ezra Riley, Robert Earl Riley and Cotton Riley; and sisters, Edith Mae White and Florine Hardin.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Gary Swanner, Jody McDade, Wade McDade, Tommy McDade, Alan Whitlock, and his nephew, Greg Riley.
Visitation will be today beginning at 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
UNION Services for Louise McMullan will be held today at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Congregational Methodist Church with the Revs. Tod Thompson and Johnny Mullinax officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. McMullan, 94, of Union, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at Magnolia South Personal Care in Union.
Survivors include her step-daughter, Margaret Hunsaker and her husband, Curtis; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert McMullan.
Retired educator
Services for James Albert White Sr. will be held today at 3 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Tim Robertson, Larry Browning, Grady Crowell and Andy May officiating. Burial will be in Pine Forest Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. White, 88, of Meridian, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, in his home. He was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church, Longstreet Masonic Lodge No. 268, Future Farmers of America and Boy Scouts of America. He was a Shriner and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia White of Meridian; sons, James White Jr. of South Carolina, Richard White, David White and Randy White, all of Chicago, Tony White of Brandon, William White of Warner Robbins, Ga., and Chris White of Meridian; a daughter, Bonnie Early of Collinsville; a sister, Louise Blanton of Louisville; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Hilton Boykin, Jack Williamson, Keith Ethridge, Doc Wilson, Chris Hudnall and James Wall.
Parks Companies employee
JACKSON Services for Lallage S. Dilworth will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe, La. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dilworth, 56, of Jackson, formerly of Meridian, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. She was a native of West Monroe, La., and raised in Shreveport, La. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in education. While at LSU, she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She completed graduate level classes at both Mississippi State University and Mississippi College.
Mrs. Dilworth has been a resident of Jackson since 1989, and previously resided in Meridian for 15 years. She was employed at Parks Companies, where she served as the office manager. Mrs. Dilworth was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson. She enjoyed gardening and traveling, particularly with her best friend, Ricki Tucker. She served on the board of directors of Country Oaks Recovery Center. She will be remembered by her family as an adoring mother, grandmother and a beloved friend.
Survivors include her daughter, Corre Ferguson and her husband, Nathan, of Chicago; a son, Spence Dilworth and his wife, Leslie, of St. Francisville, La.; a granddaughter, Kaitlin Dilworth of St. Francisville; her loving companion, Les Prichard of Meridian; brothers, Raymond Spence of Richmond, Va., and Hartie Spence of Baton Rouge, La.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Mamie Spence.
Memorials may be made to the Country Oaks Recovery Center, 1005 Country Club Drive, Jackson, MS 39209.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home and Thursday beginning at 9 a.m. at the church.
Services for Cameron Floyd Turner will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Pine Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Bullock officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cameron, 4, of Enterprise, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at the University Medical Center in Jackson.
Survivors include his parents, Crystal and Floyd Turner; sisters, Elizabeth Turner and Brooklyn Turner, all of Enterprise; maternal grandparents, D'Renda and James Lewis of Daleville, Ala., and Cecil Wayne Hicks of Webb, Ala.; paternal grandparents, Floyd and Peggy Turner of Lake Village, Ark., and Kathlen Richard of Baton Rouge; maternal great-grandparents, Lola B. Anderson of Ashford, Ala., Cecil Clifton and Helen Hicks, both of Webb, Ala.
Visitation will be today after 5 p.m. at the family home.