Obituaries for Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003
MOBILE, Ala. Services for Dorothy O'Gwynn McBryde will be held Wednesday at noon at Pine Crest Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Pine Crest Cemetery.
Mrs. McBryde of Codele, Ga., formerly of Meridian, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, in Albany, Ga. She was a longtime member of Chickasaw United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her daughters, Dot Grimes and her husband, Bill, of Cordele, Ga., and Kathy Jones and her husband, Freddie, of Navarre, Fla.; a brother, Raymond O'Gwynn of Dublin, Ga.; sisters, Mildred Hollingsworth of Silver Springs, Md., Mattie Belle Middleton of Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Peggy Graham of Haines City, Fla.; grandchildren, Bill Grimes Jr. of Huntsville, Lisa Grimes Robinson of Clarksville, Ohio, Leslie Grimes McElroy of Blue Springs, Mo., Kelly Jones Bradley and Leigh Jones Flynn, both of Mobile; eight great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Retired housing authority maintenance worker
SEBASTOPOL Services for Neil Milber Wilson will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Arthur Ben officiating. Burial will be in Old Mt. Zion Cemetery. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Wilson, 71, of Carthage, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, in Choctaw.
Survivors include his wife, Cora Wilson; daughters, Virginia Stevens, Sherri Wilson and Sabrina Wilson, all of Carthage; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services for Willie Hill will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Hopson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Cephus Cemetery.
Mr. Hill, 36, of Lauderdale, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Belinda Bell of Lauderdale; a son, Willie James Rackeley of Meridian; four step-children, Twantaisha Bell, Lachinya Bell, Jasmine Bell and Rodrickus Bell, all of Lauderdale; sisters, Earnestine McClendon of Lauderdale and Sandra Pringle of Meridian; brothers, Robert Jr. Hill, David Curtis Hill, Kenneth Jr. Hill and Henry Adams Hill, all of Lauderdale, and Johnny R. Hill of Meridian.
Visitation will be Wednesday 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Maynard Insurance Company employee
PINE BLUFF, Ark. Graveside services for Loraine Butler Woodyard will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Hebron Cemetery with the Rev. Lyle Hern officiating. Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Woodyard, 77, of Pine Bluff, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was born June 22, 1926, in Madison, Miss., to the late James Monroe and Myrtle Etoole Tennin Butler. She was raised and received her education in Ridgeland where she graduated from Ridgeland High School. She attended a business school in Jackson.
She married Harry L. Woodyard Sr. on May 1, 1943, in Meridian. They moved to Pine Bluff in 1959. She was employed at Maynard Insurance Company in Pine Bluff for eight years as the head accountant.
She was a member of Matthews Memorial Baptist Church and will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed by all.
Survivors include her son, Harry Leslie Woodyard Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth, of Greenville; a daughter, Joye L. Howard and her husband, Randy, of Hot Springs; a brother, James Monroe Butler of Meridian; a sister, Nell Rose Covington of Huntsville, Ala.; a god-son, Jason Warren of Pine Bluff; two grandsons, Todd Holt and his wife, Sarah, of Greenville and Mitchell Lee Holt of Fayetteville, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, Harry L. Woodyard Sr.; and a grandson, Harry Leslie "Les" Woodyard III.
Memorials may be made to the Elliot Loan Foundation, P.O. Box 8069, Pine Bluff, AK 71611.
Visitation will be Wednesday 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.