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Obituaries for Thursday, May 13, 2004

By Staff
Graveside services for Brendarius R. Blackshear will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Lauderdale with the Rev. Greg Williams officiating. Enterprise Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Infant Blackshear, 2 months, of Meridian, died Saturday, May 8, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include his mother, Latasha R. Jones; his father, Shade Blackshear; two brothers, Dupri Blackshear and Caleb Blackshear, all of Meridian; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Homemaker
Services for Elizabeth Lowry will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Greater Mt. Herman Baptist Church with the Rev. James Harris officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Enterprise Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Lowry, 89, of Meridian, died Thursday, May 6, 2004, in Meridian.
Survivors include her son, Michael Carlisle of Meridian; daughters, Laura Sibby of Detroit, Emma Clayton and Mary Jones of Meridian and Annie Sibby of Harvey, Ill.; a brother, Mason Harris Jr. of Columbus; a sister, Libbie Franklin of St. Louis, Mo.; 13 grandchildren 28 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Former director of Meridian's Foster Grandparents Program
Services for Debi Kreutz Clark will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Saint Patrick Catholic Church with Father Kevin Slattery and Father Elvin Sunds officiating. Burial will be in Meridian's Catholic cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.
Mrs. Clark, 52, of Birmingham, Ala., died Tuesday, May 11, 2004. She was a native and longtime resident of Meridian. She retired as the director of the Meridian Foster Grandparents Program after 25 years of service. She a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. She was the owner of the Quest Club and several other Birmingham area businesses.
Survivors include her son, John Kreutz and his wife, Julia; a daughter, Keri Hopkins and her husband, Kevin; grandchildren, Kevin Jr. and Kristen Hopkins, all of Hoover, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Clark; parents, William B. and Nellie Stafford; and a brother, Garland Reeves.
Memorials may be made to the Birmingham Aids Outreach or LOVE's Kitchen in Meridian.
Visitation will be Friday 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home of Newton for Faye Martin Johnson, 91, of Newton, who died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at Guardian Angel Hospice in Marion.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Julia Naomi Riley, 91, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at Beverly HealthCare-Broadmoor.

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