Obituaries for Wednesday, April 7, 2004
Retired construction worker
PHILADELPHIA Services for Michael A. Engram Sr. will be held today at 2 p.m. at John E. Stephens Chapel with the Revs. Billy Brumfield and Randolph Fulton officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery in Union.
Mr. Engram, 35, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, April 4, 2004, in his home.
Survivors include his wife, Joanie McCrory Engram; a daughter, Michelle Engram; sons, Michael Engram Jr., Matthew Engram and Thomas Wesley Engram, all of Philadelphia, and Chris Cain of Chunky; his mother, Evie Mae Killen of Philadelphia; sisters, Maria Sperandeo and Gail Hobbs, both of Tennessee; brothers, the Rev. Mark Engram of Sebastopol, Pete Sperandeo of Union, Steve Engram of Vicksburg, Nicky Sperandeo of Connecticut, Frankie Sperandeo of Ohio, Tony Mims of Tennessee, David Sherrills of Georgia and John Stagg of Vicksburg.
SEBASTOPOL Services for Juanita Isaac Bell York will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church with the Rev. David Hamm officiating. Burial will be in the Isaac Cemetery in Neshoba County. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. York, 69, of Philadelphia, died Monday, April 5, 2004, at Choctaw Health Center.
Survivors include her husband, Ted York of Philadelphia; daughters, Hazel Bell Willis, Cynthia Rose, Louisa Marie Bell and Barbara Lynn Ben, all of Philadelphia; a son, Henry Buxy Bell Jr. of Choctaw; sisters, Ann Marie Frazier, Catherine Ben, Marian Anderson and Leola Hernandez, all of Choctaw, and Marzine Issac Smith of Salt Lake City; a brother, Delmore John Isaac of Choctaw; 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Retired Quitman knitting employee
QUITMAN Graveside services for Gladys Delores Dunnam Neal will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Johnston officiating. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Neal, 94, of Meridian, died Monday, April 5, 2004, at Lakeside Living Center in Quitman.
Survivors include her son, James Neal of Gila Bend, Ariz.; daughters, Inez Rhodes, Valerie Smith and Imelda Powell, all of Meridian, Janice Guin of Fayette, Ala., and Ruby Moore of West Monroe, La.; 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Neal; 11 sisters and four brothers; and a daughter, Frances Southern.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Johnny "Buck" Wilson will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Ronnie Allen and Carroll Reed officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Quitman.
Mr. Wilson, 39, of Stonewall, died Monday, April 5, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his son, Johnny Wayne Wilson Jr. of Foulk, Ark.; a daughter, Christina Wilson of Foulk; his father, John Wilson of Stonewall; his mother, Sue Wilson of Rose Hill; five sisters, Kathy Wilkerson and her husband, Ronald, of Forrest City, Ark., Judy Litchfield and her husband, Billy, of Meridian, Hazel Louise Wilson of Ringling, Okla., Judy Wilson of Kansas City, Kan., and Rose Mary Wilson of Louisiana; brothers, Johnny Kilgore of Meridian and Timothy Wilson of Texas; a special cousin, Phillis Young and her husband, Johnny, of Meridian; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, John Wilson Jr. and Samuel Wilson.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Bryant, Kevin Sims, Johnny Kilgore, Bill Ray Litchfield, Danny Cooley and A.C. McMann. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Young and Dean Hexter.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Rodney Ray McMullen will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Bucatunna Baptist Church in Clarke County. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. McMullen, 35, of Snell Community, died Monday, April 5, 2004, in the Causeyville.
Visitation will be Thursday noon until service time at the church.
MILLRY, Ala. Graveside services for Mary Ella Whigham will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Kimbrough Cemetery. Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Whigham, 77, of Millry, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at Washington County Infirmary in Chatom, Ala.
Survivors include her husband, Hannis H. Whigham of Millry; daughters, Jane W. Norris and her husband, Charlie, of Millry and Liz W. Todd and her husband, Truman, of Butler; a brother, Joe C. Carlisle of Millry; sisters, Wittie Rentz of Linden and Kathalene Miller Murphy of Semmes; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Glenn "Pee Wee" Whigham.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.