Obituaries for Sunday, June 27, 2004

By Staff
LAUREL Services for Prentiss "Sonny Boy" Henley Sr. will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Heidelberg, with the Revs. Mike Moss and Jimmy Holder officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memory Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Henley, 87, of Heidelberg, died Saturday, June 26, 2004, at South Central Regional Medical Center. He was a retired employee of B&B Oil Service and an active member and deacon of Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ance Dowling Henley of Heidelberg; sons, Dennis Henley and his wife Kare of Laurel and Prentiss Henley and his wife Lynn of Heidelberg; daughters, Connie Coker and her husband Randall of Laurel and Marie Henley of Heidelberg; brothers, Dick Henley of Zachary, La., James Henley of Northport, Ala., and Cook Henley of Eupora; sisters, Mary Davis of Brandon and Bill Elkins of Moultrie, Ga.; former daughter-in-law Debbie Henley of Heidelberg; grandchildren, Ben and Jennifer Coker, Adam Coker, Keri Henley, Christopher Henley and Michelle and Bo Landrum; and great-grandchildren Abby Coker, Justin Landrum and Conner Landrum.
Pallbearers will be Ben Coker, Adam Coker, Christopher Henley, Bo Landrum, George Dowling Jr. and Jeff Kersh.
Visitation will be today from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Homemaker
MACON Services for Margaret Jackson Conner will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at Cockrell Funeral Home, with the Rev. Allen Mapp officiating. Burial will be in Soule Cemetery.
Mrs. Conner, 89, of Macon, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at Noxubee County Nursing Home. She was a member of West Side Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking, fishing and singing gospel songs.
Survivors include her children, Melba Bell and Dorothy Moore, both of Macon and Roland Ray; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Mary Ruth Gronsdahl.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, James Ray and William Conner.
Pallbearers will be Jim Moore, Joey Moore, Donnie Lee, Wallace Combs, Billy Ray, Chris Moore, Joseph Moore and Josh Lee. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Hunter, Junior Brown, James Odom, Bob Ewer, David Kinnebrew, Johnny Cooper, Louis Cooper, Wesley Abrams, Dick Fulton, Dr. Larry Morris, Doc Taylor and Tommy Cockrell.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Graveside services for Robert Koch will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the family cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Koch, 46, of Meridian, died Friday, June 25, 2004, in Jasper County. He was employed with Structural Steel Services, Inc.
Visitation will be Monday from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Homemaker
DEKALB Services for Olivia "Elivia" McWilliams Brown will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Simmon Ridge Baptist Church, with the Rev. Roosevelt Clark officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. E.E. McDonald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Brown, 88, of Meridian, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Broadmoor Beverly Healthcare Nursing Home. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her sons, Emmit Lee Brown and his wife Bessie of Meridian and Raymond Brown and his wife Patricia of Inglewood, Calif.; daughters Mary Larkin of Hemet, Calif., Lenesae Mills of Temecula, Calif., and Dorothy Brassfield of Colton, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Visitation will be Monday from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired carpenter
Services for J.R. Warren were held Saturday at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tracy Marrs officiating. Burial was in Center Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Warren, 80, of Meridian, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his son, Jake Warren and his wife Helen of Corpus Christi, Texas; daughters, Dot Tibbetts and her husband Charles of Meridian, Gloria Stockton and her husband Robert of Meridian, Carol Shaw of Corpus Christi and Jeanette Snow of Hephzibah, Ga.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Robbie Stockton, Adam Stockton, Matt Stockton, Earl Jones, Wayne Jones and Brian Gordon.
Bookkeeper
Services for Kathleen Miles were held Saturday at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clarance Roberts officiating. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mrs. Miles, 86, of Meridian, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, in her home.
Survivors include her son, Morgan Miles and his wife, Karen, of Statesborough, Ga.; daughters, Sally Connaughton and her husband, Martin, of Marion and Kathy Miles of New York, N.Y.; a step-daughter, Maxine Bounds and her husband, Clarance, of Williamston, S.C.; grandchildren, Stacey Reeves and Cylor Reeves; and special friends, Bettie Howells and Laurice Tanksley, both of Meridian.
She was preceded in death by her husband, R. W. Miles.
Pallbearers were Bill Kahlus, Edgar Morrison, A. R. "Pat" McGee, Harold Midgett, James McGinnis, Wayne Sullivan and Jim Gibson.
Arrangements were incomplete at Barham Funeral Home for Aubrey L. Hopper, 79, of Lauderdale, who died Saturday, June 26, 2004, at the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Jessie L. Moore, 93, of Meridian, who died Friday, June 25, 2004, at Riley Hospital.
Arrangements were incomplete at E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in DeKalb for J.C. Tinsley Jr., 39, of Meridian, who died Monday, June 21, 2004, at his home.

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