Obituaries for Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003
Home demonstration agent, school teacher
NEWTON Services for Mary Jarie Bassett Anderson will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jim Snowden officiating. Burial will be in Newton Masonic Cemetery.
Mrs. Anderson, 81, of Newton, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003 at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was born in Newton County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and served as a reporter for the N.A.R.F.E. Organization. She graduated from Collinsville High School, attended E.C.J.C. and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with highest honors with a degree in home economics. She taught school in Enterprise, Hickory and Winston counties. She served as an assistant home demonstration agent and afterwards became a home economist for Newton County for 31 years. After she retired, she devoted her later years to attending to her parents. She was devoted to her family.
Survivors include her husband, Melburn Maxwell Anderson; two sisters, Marie Rhodes Tramel of Starkville and Juanice Rhodes Freeman of Gulfport; a brother, L.N. Rhodes Jr. of Meridian; a step-daughter, Linda Ann Anderson of Decatur; a step-son, James Clark Anderson of Atlanta; two nieces, Joyce Talbott of Gulfport and Cecila Dembaski of Luling; three nephews, Norman R. Tramel of Brandon, Larry Rhodes of Honolulu and David Rhodes of Meridian; and two step-grandchildren, Polly and Amanda Anderson, both of Atlanta.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Bassett, and her parents, L.N. and Effie Castle Rhodes, Sr.
Pallbearers will be Norman Tramel, David Rhodes, James Hart, Bobby Easom, Hamp Beatty, Wilma Whittle and Ray Gibson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Horace May, Tommy Harthcock Sr., Bobby Caldwell, Max Anderson, Mike Anderson and Roy Simms.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8p.m. at the funeral home.
DEKALB Services for James W. Short will be held Monday at noon at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeffrey Short officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Short, 43, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003 at his home.
Survivors include two children, JaWeldon R. Short of Kuwait and JaKeen Short of Meridian; parents Rev. Weldon and Addie Short of DeKalb; three brothers, Rev. Jeffrey Short and his wife, Cheryl, of Los Angeles, Larry Short of Meridian and Fredrick Short and his wife, Kimberly, of West Covina, Calf.; four sisters, Anne Short, Lisa Pettus and her husband Andre all of Meridian, Alma Carr and her husband, Jimmie, of Duncanville, Ala. and Darlene Alexander and her husband, Michael, of West Covina, Calf.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Visitation will be today from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel in Meridian.
Services for Georgia Lee Dollar Gay will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Richard Greeson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Gay, 93, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital. She was retired from Standard Drug Company in Meridian. She was born Aug. 19, 1910, in Newton County. She was a resident of Beverly Broadmoor Healthcare Center. She lived on Highland Avenue for more than 50 years.
Survivors include her sons, Jerry Duane Gay and his wife, Pat, of Thomaston, Ga. and Michael L. Gay and his wife, Joann, of Meridian; a daughter, Nancy Rita Gay Lukens and her husband, Jim, of Lewiston, Pa.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion A. Dollar and Annie C. Underwood Dollar; a brother, Vardaman Dollar of Union and a sister, Mabel Dollar Corpier of Woodlawn, Texas.
Visitation will be 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
DEKALB Services for Susie M. Short will be held Tuesday at noon at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel with the Rev. Albert Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Short, 39, of DeKalb, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003 at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her children, JaWeldon R. Short of Kuwait and JaKeen Short of Meridian; parents, Rev. Jimmie Burton and Alice Burton of DeKalb; sister, Loretta Wilson and her husband, Roger, of Virginia Beach, Catherine Burton of DeKalb and Gwen Hare of Meridian; a brother, Albert Hare of Meridian; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Visitation will be Monday from 4 p.m.-7p.m. at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel.
Services for Sylvia Hardy will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home chapel with the Brother Leonard Baker officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.
Mrs. Hardy, 65, of Meridian, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003 at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Samuel Hardy Jr. of Meridian; a son, Samuel Hardy, III of Newburg, N.J.; a sister, Mildred Wilson of Newburg, N.J.; a brother, Amos Morrow of Albany, Ga.; three grandchildren; 19 nieces and nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom Marrow and Lola Yollis.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 7 p.m.-8p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Ruby Smith Walker of Pascagoula, who died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003 at a health care facility in Pascagoula.