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Obituaries for Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003

By Staff
Retired nurse
PHILADELPHIA Services for Claudia Gamblin Long will be held today at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Marcus Finch officiating. Burial will be in Old Pearl Valley Cemetery.
Mrs. Long, 81, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, in her home. She was a native of Philadelphia and Neshoba County. She was a retired nurse and worked at Neshoba County General Hospital for 50 years. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include her son, Dwight Long and his wife, Gail; granddaughter, Cindy Stevens and her husband, Sammy; grandson, Rusty Long and his wife, Kim; great-grandsons, Payton Stevens, Lane Stevens and Jesse Stevens, all of Union; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandson, Wade Long; sisters, Eunice Fleming and Ola Mae Crawford; and a brother, Earl Gamblin.
Retired from Goodwill
Graveside services for Guy G. Williams will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Lake Memorial Cemetery in Jackson with the Rev. John Arthur McHaney officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Williams, 70, of Meridian, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Lucy McHaney of Meridian.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Williams.
YORK, Ala. Services for Cecil Joe Stanford will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Livingston First Baptist Church with the Revs. Richard Welch and Carl Suddeth officiating. Burial will be in Livingston Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Stanford, 87, of Livingston, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, in Livingston.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Lyon Stanford; a daughter, Carolyn Henderson of Linden, Ala.; a sister, Daisy Lou Gilbert of Talladega, Ala.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hilda Sparks Stanford.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Former Southern Railroad employee
Graveside services for Robin Lamar Morgan will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Russell officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Morgan, 46, of Meridian, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, in Meridian. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his mother, Hollis Mathis of Meridian; a brother, John E. Hastings Jr. of Meridian; a sister, Crystal Hastings Daniel and a nephew, Ryan Neal Daniel, both of Charleston, S.C.; his grandmother, Juanita Holyfield of Meridian; and several aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father, G. Andrew Morgan Jr.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy McMullan, Sonny McMullan, Todd Easterwood, Jerry Freeman, Bonner Edwards Jr. and Guy Davenport.
Visitation will be Wednesday 11 a.m. until service time.
Georgia Pacific maintenance employee
BUTLER, Ala. Services for Kenneth Ray Tallie will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Mr. Tallie, 54, of Butler, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Coulter Tallie of Butler; daughters, Julia Tallie Vizier of Houston, Texas, and Jessica Tallie Bady of Butler; five grandchildren; a sister, Reba Smith of Birmingham, Ala.; brothers, Ronnie Tallie and Neal Tallie, both of Birmingham; and his mother-in-law, Julia Coulter Howell of Butler.
Visitation will be today 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for David Boyd, 50, of Meridian, who died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Albert Harrison, 70, of Collinsville, who died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, in his home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Wright's Funeral Home in Quitman for Betty Bentley Brown, 94, of Enterprise, who died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.

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