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Obituaries for Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003

By Staff
Services for Zelda Covington Terry will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Prospect Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Dr. Raymon Leake and Dr. Reid Whittington officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Terry, 92, of Meridian, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at Heartfelt Hospice. She was born Dec. 4, 1910, in Bailey and was the daughter of the late Thomas Burnett Covington and Jensie Gunn Covington. She married Moses Milton Terry on Dec. 25, 1949. Mr. Terry died March 14, 1984.
Mrs. Terry was raised in Bailey and educated in Bailey and Meridian. She graduated from Poplar Springs High School in 1928. She worked at Burnley Shirt Factory approximately 20 years. Afterwards, she became a full-time homemaker raising her children and later loving and nurturing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was known for her home-cooked meals, especially Sunday dinner, when she often fed the preachers and large gatherings of family. A life-long fan, she enjoyed watching sporting events, especially games involving her sons and grandsons. She assisted in raising her niece, Dorothy Covington and was the care-giver for two sisters and a brother-in-law in their declining years.
Mrs. Terry was a member of Prospect Presbyterian Church. She served several years as the secretary-treasurer for the Sunday school and was active in the women's organization. When she was no longer able to attend services, she faithfully watched the televised services of First Baptist Church in Meridian.
She spent her entire life providing love and support to her entire family with no thought of herself and we will cherish her memory forever.
Survivors include her daughter, Phyllis T. Jones; her son, Doug Terry and his wife, Kathy; three grandsons, Douglas Keith Terry and his wife, Mandy, Mark Christopher Terry and Trent Allen Jones; two great-grandsons, Caleb Christopher Terry and Mason Keith Terry; two step-grandchildren, Joey Branning and his wife, LeaAnn, and Bambi Maheu and her husband, Bud; four step-great-grandchildren, Ashlie Rawson, Blake Branning, Brandon Branning and Will Maheu; four sisters-in-law, Elizabeth McKeithen, Hazel Terry, Jane Terry and Eloise Terry; and a brother-in-law, the Rev. Wallace Terry and his wife, Apphia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua Lee Terry; five sisters, Nora C. Green, Exie C. Sanderford, Maye C. Holmes, Estelle C. Loftis and Gertrude C. White; and four brothers, Linton Covington, Charlie Covington, Joe Covington and J.W. Covington.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Services for Edward Max Hodgins will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Dr. Keith Grubbs and Bill Webb officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Hodgins, 66, of Meridian, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a retired printer for The Meridian Star, a member of Midway Baptist Church and he was an active Mason in Lodge Number 418.
Survivors include his wife, Ivonne Harrison Hodgins of Meridian; three sons, Randy Hodgins and his wife, Holly, of Corpus Christi, Texas, Rodge Hodgins and his wife, Amy, of Collinsville, and Ray Hodgins and his wife, Cindy, of Uruguay, South America; five grandchildren, Jordan and Patrick Stephens and Alyse, Taylor and Kaylee Hodgins; a sister, Eddice Ethridge of Meridian; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Hodgins of Meridian and Jennie Hodgins of Columbus; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rodge and Freddie Hodgins; and three siblings, Ruth Hodgins, Curtis Hodgins and Kline Hodgins.
Active pallbearers will be Renny Banes, Wayne Boardman, Mike Ethridge, Johnny Hodgins, Bobby Pittman, Walter Ridinger, Charles Roark and J.D. Webb. Honorary pallbearers will be the Fellowship Sunday School Class and Suquelena Masonic Lodge number 418.
The family requests memorials be made to Midway Baptist Church Building Fund, 4579 Old Eighth St. Road, Meridian, MS 39307.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Woodrow "Woodie" Allen will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jimmy Williams and Jack Kern officiating. Burial will be in Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Allen, 71, of the Martin community, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at his home. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, he was a Mason, Longstreet Lodge No. 268 and a member of the Mississippi Magnolia Blue Grass Association.
Survivors include his wife, Carlene Cooley Allen of Collinsville; three children, Brenda Hudnell and her husband, Hester, and Kenneth Allen and his wife, Sharron, all of Meridian, and Tina Thead and her husband, Jimmy, of Collinsville; seven grandchildren, James Hudnell and his wife, Anne, Phillip, Candace, Serena, and Trevor Allen, and Ashley and Courtney Thead; one great-grandchild, Emma Hudnell; his mother, Susie Allen of Meridian; six sisters, Dolly Guy, Katherine Moulds, Helen Davidson, Jean Thrash, Mamie Alexander and Gladys Reese; and a brother, William Allen.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marshall Allen.
Pallbearers will be Masons.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Services for Barbara Ann Kirksey Richardson will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at Fifth Street Baptist Church with the Rev. W.C. Brown officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Hampton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Richardson, 64, of Meridian, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003. She was employed by the Colgate Palmolive Company.
Survivors include her mother, Helen Kerner; her husband, Ralph Richardson Sr.; her sons, Joel Kirksey, Ralph Richardson Jr., Sammy Brassfield and Gary Richardson, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., Robert Brassfield of Long Island, N.Y., Reginald Richardson of Austin, Texas, and Jarrett Richardson of Queens, N.Y.; her daughters, Roxie Brassfield of Hempstead, N.Y. and Tia Fevry of Meridian; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Kirksey; and a brother, Arthur Kirksey.
Visitation will be held Monday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the church.