Obituaries for Monday, June 28, 2004

By Staff
Structural Steel Services employee
Graveside services for Robert Koch will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at County Line Cemetery in Union with the Rev. Denny McDaniels officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Koch, 46, of Meridian, died Friday, June 25, 2004, in Jasper County. He was a Christian.
Survivors include his wife, Faith Koch of Meridian; children, Robert Jr., Johnnie, Josh, Jessica, Jamie, Jody, Erica, Dwan, Justin and Malany; grandchildren, Chelsea, Dustin, D'Anthony and Anastashia; brothers, Karl Koch and his wife, Jathy, William Koch and his wife, Jeannie, and John Frank Koch, all of Meridian; sisters, Rossa Weins and her husband, Arthur, Ida Henry and her husband, Doug Dickerson, Emma Dykes and Eleanor Gearlds and her husband, Tony, all of Meridian; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rossa Gardner and Karl Koch; brothers-in-law, Joe Norris Dykes and Raymond Jenkins.
Pallbearers will be Karl Dykes, A.J. Gearlds, Frank Weins, Ray Jenkins, Rodney Schoemann and Rassie Walley.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
MILLRY, Ala. Services for Cleston Oree "Bunk" Whigham Jr. will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Millry Baptist Church with the Revs. Billy Kendricks and Kenneth Hinton officiating. Burial will be in Kimbrough Cemetery in Millry. Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Whigham, 74, of Millry, died Saturday, June 26, 2004, in his home.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Whigham of Millry; sons, Bruce Whigham, Bryant Whigham and Stony B. Whigham, all of Millry; a brother, Hannis Whigham of Millry; sisters, Stella Bryson of Mobile, Ardith Carlisle of Millry and Elsie Morgan of Mobile; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Retired Peavey Electronics employee
Services for Annie L. Winham will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Douglas Stone officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Winham, 69, of Meridian, died Saturday, June 26, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include her husband, Lester Winham of Meridian; sons, Keith Winham and his wife, Jimmie, of Jackson and Stevie Winham and his wife, Darleen, of Collinsville; a daughter, Alisa Winham of Meridian; six grandchildren, Brian Winham, Becky Winham, Kaitlin Winham, Kaleb Winham, Leann Malbrough and Haley Malbrough; brothers, Calvin Benton and his wife, Joann, of Hamilton, Va., Ed Benton of Meridian and George Benton and his wife, Faye, of the Bailey Community; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Nikerson.
Pallbearers will be Paul Kelley, Charlie Dees, James Edward Benton, Derek Rogers, George Benton and Benny Jones.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Joyner, Doug Benton, Benny Ray Winham and Terry Winham.
Visitation will be today 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 in DeKalb 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 Beverly Healthcare Center-Broadmoor.
Survivors include her sons, Emmit Lee Brown and his wife, Bessie, of Meridian, 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 and 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 today 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel in Meridian.
Bondsman
Services for J.C. Tinsley Jr. will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at E.E. McDonald Funeral Home Community Chapel in Meridian with the Rev. B. Viverette officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Tinsley, 39, of Meridian, died Monday, June 21, 2004, in his home.
Survivors include his mother, Daisy Davis of Meridian; brothers, DeWayne Tinsley and Jeffery Clark, both of Meridian; sisters, Willie Portis and her husband, Benny, of Lisman, Ala., Shirley Clark of Jackson, Carolyn Clark and her husband, Willie B., CaSandra Tinsley, Dialynette Tinsley, Leola Tinsley and Stephanie Tinsley, all of Meridian; his grandfather, Gus Hampton of Meridian; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be Tuesday 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the community chapel in Meridian.
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Grace Mosley, formerly of Meridian, who died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at Regency Place in Baton Rouge, La.
Arrangements were incomplete at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home for Michael Johnson, 47, of Meridian, who died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville.

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