Obituaries for Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003
Services for Sandra McCoy Shotts will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Shotts, 59, of Meridian, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, in Houston, Texas.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
MACON Services for Marvin Peaster will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Brooksville Mennonite Church with the Revs. Gladwin Koehn, Galen Schmidt and Kendall Jost officiating. Cockrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Peaster, 85, of Brooksville, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Golden Triangle Hospital in Columbus.
Survivors include his daughters, Kathy Koehn and her husband, Bob, of Macon and Diane Koehn and her husband, Steve, of Brooksville; sons, Dewayne Peaster and his wife, Nancy, of Macon, Dwight Peaster and his wife, Christal, of Columbus and Waldean Peaster and his wife, Karen, of Brooksville; 22 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Bolcao and her husband, Manuel, of Atwater, Calif. and Gracie Faddis and her husband, Jack, of Madera, Calif.; brothers, Glenn Peaster of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, Leonard Peaster and Raymond Peaster, both of Winton, Calif., Homer Peaster of Atwater, Calif. and Joe Peaster Jr. of Madera, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elda Peaster.
Visitation will be today 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
SEBASTOPOL Services for Lewis Billy will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Indian Baptist Church in Carthage with the Rev. Eugene Tubby officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Billy, 65, of Carthage, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2003, at Leake Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Eva Billy; a son, Gilbert Willis; brothers, John Billy, Carson Billy, Samson Billy, Larry Billy and Herman Billy, all of Carthage; sisters, Kate Willis, Lillie Billy, Ruth Willis, all of Carthage, Nannie Mitch, Nancy Sockey, and Clarice Billy, all of Philadelphia; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
WIGGINS Services were held for Evelena B. Morris on Sept. 28, 2003, at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bond Cemetery in Wiggins.
Mrs. Morris, 82, of Perkiston, formerly of Meridian, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, in her home. She was born in Meridian and moved to Wiggins in 1941.
Survivors include her daughters, Linnie Ann Faust, Elizabeth M. McGee and her husband, Charlie, all of Perkinston, and Ruth M. Laurent and her husband, Melvin, of Hahnville, Calif.; sisters, Rosalie Watkins of Meridian, Barbara Barron, Gertrude Tierney and Sarah Kelly, all of Charleston, S.C.; a brother, Marion Baldwin of Charleston; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, C.C. "Toby" Morris; her parents, Johnny and Daisy Baldwin; brothers, Walter Baldwin of Meridian, J.W. Baldwin of Idaho, Jack Baldwin of South Carolina, Frankin Riley Baldwin of Perkinston; sisters, Daisy Ruth Baldwin and Marguerite Helmley of Charleston, S.C.; a son, Walter C. Morris of Bendale and a grandson, Timmy Morris of Wiggins.
Arrangements were incomplete at E.E. McDonald Funeral Home for Malvyn Joseph McCall, of DeKalb, who died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, in his home.