Obituaries for Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003
Services for Terry Wayne Archie will be held today at 1 p.m. at Rock Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Ben Laird officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Archie, 54, of the Meehan Community, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include his parents, Johnny and Hattie Archie of Meehan; a daughter, Gabrielle Archie, of Meehan and two grandchildren, Javier Collins and Adrian Collins.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Davidson.
Pallbearers will be David Archie, Al Brewer, Mickey Sellers, Bobby Joe Chamblee, Jeff Cook, Leland Mabry and Joe McWilliams.
DEKALB Services for Bobbylee H. McWilliams will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel in Meridian with the Revs. Randle Bohannon and Evan McDonald officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery in Bay Springs.
Mr. McWilliams, 14, of Meridian, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his mother, Linda D. Singleton and his brother, Earnest J. McWilliams, both of Meridian; his grandmother, Lottie B. Jones of Jacksonville, Fla.; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
Visitation will be three hours prior to the service at the Community Chapel in Meridian.
Services for Mary Gwen Thrash will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Dr. Keith Thrash and Buddy Petty officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Miss Thrash, 72, of Meridian, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, in Meridian. She was a retired dispatcher for Lewis Wrecker Company. She was a member of Oakland Heights United Methodist Church, the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Women of the Moose No. 1441. She was a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Survivors include her sisters, Wanda Lewis and Edna Ridout, both of Meridian; nephews, Glen Lewis and his wife, Erin, and their children and Terry Lewis and his children, all of Meridian; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Killen, Danny Keller, Harold Galyean, Greg Gilbert, Homer Roberts and Rodney Harris.
SASLISBURG,N.C. Col. Harold F. " Col. Hal" Thompson, 71, of Salisburg, N.C., formerly of Meridian, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, in Salisburg. He was past president of the Mississippi Auctioneers Association where he earned the title of "Col." He and his former wife, Thelma, founded the Southern Horseman Magazine, a national publication with more than 41 years in business. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. and served at Camp LeJeune, Cherry Point, N.C. He was past president of the Warren County Retarded Children's Association and hosted charities and fund raisers for the Mississippi retarded children. Mr. Thompson was an expert marksman.
Survivors include his children, Jena Thompson Abrams, Steve Thompson, Tracy Thompson Bourgeois, Robert Thompson and Cindy Thompson Aucoin; a brother, James Thompson of Gulfport; grandchildren, Austin Aucoin, Brandi Bourgeois, Kelly Abrams, Casey Abrams Henderson, and Cody Abrams and one great-grandchild, Lexie Henderson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Lotella Thompson and a brother, R.C. Thompson.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry &Gardner Funeral Home for Eddie C. King Sr., 42, of Meridian, who died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry &Gardner Funeral Home for John Sterling, 82, of Quitman, who died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, at Guardian Angel Hospice.