Obituaries for Friday, Dec. 19, 2003
Retired Methodist minister
Services for the Rev. Edward Earl Chambers will be held today at 10 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Roy Garrett and Jerry Salley officiating. Burial will be in Old Marion Cemetery.
Rev. Chambers, 69, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, in his home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an employee of Sears Roebuck and Company, and Vinson Guard Service. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 308.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Reed Chambers of Meridian; sons, Ronald Chambers and his wife, Linda, Terry L. Chambers and his wife, Melanie, all of Meridian, and Richard Chambers of Starkville; daughters, Cherri Townsend and her husband, Tim, of Grayson, Ga., and Cynthia C. Chambers of Meridian; five grandchildren, Bonnie Chatham and her husband, Jake, Neil McLendon, Nikki Townsend, Nicholas Chambers and Christina Chambers; two great-grandsons; Seth Chatham and Cade Chatham; brothers, William Richard Chambers of San Antonio and James David Chambers of Philadelphia; his mother-in-law, Ethel Lee Reed; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends and a special pet, Goliath.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Anita Chambers McLendon; parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Chambers; and a granddaughter, Virginia Nicole McLendon.
Pallbearers will be his nephews.
UNION Services for Lavada Ezelle Cleveland will be held today at 10 a.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jackie Streback officiating. Burial will be in Rock Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Cleveland, 90, of Union, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital. She was retired from Midland Shirt Factory.
Survivors include a son, Patrick Cleveland and his wife, Martha, of Decatur; a daughter, Amy Stevens of Chunky; five grandchildren, Johnny Stevens of Newton, Linda Stevens Massey of Chunky, Patrick Cleveland of Bay St. Louis, Melanie Cleveland Pinter of Philadelphia and Kerry Cleveland of Germantown, Tenn.; and three great-grandchildren, Brian Stevens, Brittany Stevens and Damien Massey.
She was preceded in death by her husbands Coleman Smith and James Patrick Cleveland and a son, James Doyle Cleveland.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Stevens, Charles Massey, Patrick Pinter, Patrick Cleveland, Brian Stevens and Damien Massey.
Services for Maire Moore will be held today at 2 p.m. at Pilgrim Progress Baptist Church. Hampton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Maire Moore, age 2, is survived by the mother, Angela McShan; the father, Donnie Moore; a sister, Allexus S. Armstrong; a brother, Deangelo L. Moore; a grandmother, Annie C. McShan; and a grandfather, Clifton R. McShan, all of Meridian.
QUITMAN Services for Mary Louise Little will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Revs. Roger Ivey and Buddy Petty officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Little, 79, of Enterprise, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, Clyde Leo Little of Enterprise; daughters, Jeanelle Cook of Meridian, Kathy Porter of Waynesboro and Alene Simpson of Enterprise and a sister, Macie Lewis of Rose Hill; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen Lewis and Leola Ulmer.
Visitation will be today after 5 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the church.
Graveside services for Kalitta Heavenuna Payton will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Center Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Dubose officiating. Berry &Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The infant Payton, of Shubuta, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her mother, Carrie Payton of Shubuta; a brother, Kemartez; a grandmother; and great-grandmother; and several aunts, uncles and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Teddiest Payton.