Obituaries for Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003
UNION Services for Willice H. Thorne will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Ed Knox, Warren Hedgepeth, William Walker, Steve Robinson and Johnny Munn officiating. Burial will be in Blue Springs Church Cemetery.
Mr. Thorne, 74, of Decatur, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, in his home. He was a native of Newton County and was born and raised in the Chapel Hill Community. He was a member of Oakland Baptist Church where he served on many committees, was a deacon, Sunday school superintendent and served in many other capacities in the church.
He and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2001. He owned and operated his own auto body shop near Decatur where he retired in 2001. He also retired after 25 years of driving a school bus for Newton County Schools. After retiring he worked as a greeter at Wal-Mart in Philadelphia and Meridian. He loved gardening and enjoyed watching everything grow. He will be remembered as a devout husband, loving father and caring grandpa. He loved his family and could never do enough for them.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Janette Kelly Thorne of Decatur; a son, Stanley Thorne and his wife, Cindy, of Newton; a grandson, Matthew Thorne; granddaughters, Dustie Thorne Usry and her husband, Matt, and Heather Jenkins, all of Decatur; brothers, James R. Thorne and his wife, Francis, of Grenada, E.L. Thorne and his wife, Romona, of Decatur, Ernest Thorne and his wife, Patsy, of Pensacola, Fla., and Curtis Thorne and his wife, Nancy, of Decatur; a sister, Eva Jean Glenn and her husband, Gerald, of Decatur; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Earby and Betty Kelly of Pearl, John and Barbarah Kelly of Neshoba, Margie Kelly and her husband, Thornton, of Jackson and E.C. Huey of Decatur; a special daughter-in-law, Libby Jenkins of Decatur.
He was preceded in death by several nieces and nephews, and one special nephew, Wendell Thorne.
Pallbearers will be Paul Frink, Phillip Fisher, David Savell, Brian Savell, Billy Thomas and Bill Ethridge.
Honorary pallbearers will be William Huey, Hancel Thorne, John Blount, Derwood Munn, Adam Savell, Cody McMahan and Bubby Holmes.
Visitation will be today 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and Wednesday beginning at 8 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
DEKALB Services for Clara Mae Harbour will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Keller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Harbour, 80, of DeKalb, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, in her home.
Survivors include her daughter, Gail Stewart of Kennesaw, Ga.; a son, Wallace E. Harbour of Mobile, Ala.; a sister, Shirley Booth of Brandon; brothers, Calvin Smith of Baton Rouge, La., Alvin Smith of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and Ben Smith of Starkville; and a sister-in-law, Marty Smith of Albuquerque, N.M.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace S. Harbour.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
QUITMAN Services for Ray Daugherty will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Stonewall. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Daugherty of Quitman, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Riley Hospital.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Stonewall.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas Memorial services will for Kimberly Diane King will be held at a later date. Trevino Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. King, 36, of Brownsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, in her home. She was employed at St. Mary's Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn., before moving to Brownsville.
Survivors include her husband, Tim Anthony King of Brownsville; a son, Elias Matthew King; two step-children, Shawn Thomas King and Tim King Jr., both of Mississippi; and her parents, Claude and Juanita Peters of Knoxville.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Memorial services were held recently for Charles Spivey, 82, formerly of Meridian, Miss., who died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, in Woodlands, Texas.
He was born in Decatur, Miss., and was a retired Montgomery Wards Department Store owner.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ruth Spivey; a son, Philip Spivey and his wife, Barbara; a daughter, Paula Stringer and her husband, Bill; and two grandchildren, Shaun and Erin Spivey.
Arrangements were incomplete at E.E. McDonald Funeral Home for Maria O. Moore, 2, of Meridian, who died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Willie Walker, 91, of Quitman, who died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, in his home.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Willie Kendricks Jr., 56, of Meridian, who died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Guardian Angel Hospice.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Rickey "Scatter" Graham, 48, of Meridian, who died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Damon J. Lancers, 42, of Newton, who died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at Riley Hospital.