Obituaries for Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003
SEBASTOPOL Services for Xzander Satanta Bell were to be held today at 10 a.m. at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church in Neshoba County with the Rev. Doby Henry officiating. Burial was to be in Bogue Chitto Community Cemetery. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Infant Bell, 31⁄2 months, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at the Choctaw Health Center.
Survivors include his parents, Jeffery Leon Bell and Gracie Leanna Tucker, both of Philadelphia; paternal grandmother, Velmearia Wesley of Philadelphia; maternal grandmother, Annie Tucker and maternal grandfather, Jimmy Dale Tucker, both of Quitman; and several cousins, aunts and uncles.
GILBERTOWN, Ala. Services for Susie Anna Lewis will be held today at 11 a.m. at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. John Brown and Clovis Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Barrytown Cemetery.
Mrs. Lewis, 96, of Gilbertown, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at Willow Trace Nursing Center in Butler.
Survivors include her sons, Allen Murphy Lewis of San Antonio, Texas, Alvie Ray Lewis and Samuel N. Lewis, both of Gilbertown, and Donald Wayne Lewis of Birmingham; daughters, Bernice L. Adams of Gilbertown, and Mary Lee Odom of Aquilla; a brother, Perry Tindle of Gilbertown; 19 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services for James Harbour will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Kemper Springs Cemetery with the Revs. E.B. Cryer and Alvin Clay officiating. Enterprise Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Harbour, 78, of Meridian, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, in Jackson.
Survivors include his wife, Emma Jean Harbour; sons, Harold Harbour and his wife, Ann, of Birmingham, Ala., James Edward Harbour of Meridian and Larry Wayne Harbour of Memphis, Tenn.; daughters, Suporia Harbour of Cleveland, Ohio, and Janice Marie Emerson and her husband, Cleotis, of Huntsville, Ala.; brothers, Vann Harbour of Cleveland, Ohio, Leroy Harbour of East St. Louis, Ill., William "Bilbo" Harbour of Cleveland, Ohio; a step-brother, Mose Drummer of Meridian; sisters, Earlie Mae Clark, and Florine Clark, both of Chicago, Blanchie B. Moore of Tacoma, Wash. and Ruby Simmons of Cleveland; and six grandchildren
Visitation will be Thursday 9 a.m.-10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Graveside services for Sasha Brooke Smith will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Travis McMinnis officiating. Hampton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Miss Smith, 21, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at Queen City Nursing Center. She was a member of Evangel Temple, where she participated in numerous drama productions. She was a graduate of Southeast High School and attended Meridian Community College. She was employed at Red Lobster restaurant. She was loved by all and will be missed by many.
Survivors include her mother, Pam Manley Thompson, step-father, Mike Thompson; brothers, Jeremiah Kirk and Scott Thompson, all of Meridian; a step-grandmother; paternal grandparents, Pete and Evola Smith, of Meridian; her paternal grandparents, a step-grandmother, Julia Chambers; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Burton Smith, and her grandparents, Nolan and Doris Manley.
Services for Marcella Riffe Kerby will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church with the Revs. Dr. Tom Sikes and Thomas McCracken officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Kerby, 85, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of First Christian Church and a lifelong disciple of Christ. She was a member and past treasurer of Christian Womens Fellowship Bethany Sunday school class and the Lizzie Barnes Circle. She was a much beloved grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include her daughters, Donna Kerby McDonald and Karen Kerby Meyer and her husband, Lee, all of Meridian; a brother, Donovan Riffe of Tulsa, Okla.; five grandchildren, Bill Autry, Kerby McDonald and his wife, Jennifer, Karrie McDonald Goodman and her husband, Billy, Adam Kerby Davis and his wife, Melissa, and Lea Marcella McCracken and her husband, Thomas; five great-grandchildren, Alyssa Goodman, Cassie Goodman, Samuel McDonald, Andrew Davis and Kerby McCracken.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Conan D. Kerby; a son-in-law, Reginald McDonald Jr. and a granddaughter, Lauren McDonald Autry.
Memorials may be made to Laurie M. Autry Fund for Special Needs Children at First Christian Church.
Pallbearers will be B.B. Archer, Scott Morgan, Pete Willis, Charles Herron, Gregory Swanson and James Williamson.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Elders of First Christian Church.
Visitation will be today 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at the church.