Obituaries for Sunday, July 25, 2004

By Staff
Grocery store manager
UNION Services for Jones Laney Wilson will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Milling Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Charles Robinson and Donald Self officiating. Burial will be in Rocky Hill Church cemetery.
Mr. Wilson, 47, of Birmingham, Ala., died Friday, July 23, 2004, in his home.
Survivors include his daughter, Christy Wilson Lindsey and her husband, Barry Jr., of Ethel; a son, Lance Morris Carlisle Wilson of Kosciusko; his mother, Edna Earl Comans of Newton; brothers, Jerry Wilson and his wife, Patsy, of Meridian, Bobby E. Stewart and Michael Comans, both of Newton; sisters, Joanne Longino and her husband, Paul, of Lumberton and Beverly Stewart of Bay Springs; one grandson and four nephews.
Visitation will be held today from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Graveside services for Laurie Lynn Northam Sanford will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Meridian Memorial Park cemetery with the Rev. Malcolm Lewis officiating. Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Sanford, 44, of Meridian, died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital. She was a member of Northcrest Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Phillip Sanford of Meridian; a son, Phillip A. Sanford and his wife, Ashley, of Tupelo; her father, Tommy E. Northam Sr. and his wife, Romona, of Quitman; her mother, Frankie Ladd and her husband, Jerrel, of Philadelphia; a sister, Tracy Bolling and her husband, Aaron, of Dalewood; brothers, Joe Northam and his wife, Brenda, of Carl Junction, Mo., Tommy E. Northam Jr. and his wife, Betsy, and Brad Northam and his wife Jennifer, all of Meridian; her grandmothers, Lois Northam of Meridian and Nettie Wingo of Philadelphia; step-sisters, D'Lee Hutchison and her husband, Fred, and Vicky Ladd and step-brothers, Mike Cook Jr. and his wife, Celeste, all of Meridian, and Dustin Ladd of Norway.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Visitation will be held today from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Homemaker
DEKALB Services for Nickki C. Hill will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Harrison Grove Full Gospel Baptist Church in Shuqualak with the Rev. James Lockett officiating. Burial will be in Slaughter Cemetery with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Hill, 29, of Shuqualak, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, in Neshoba County.
Survivors include a daughter, Alexius Hill; her father, James Hill, both of Shuqualak; brothers, Tommy L. Brandy and his wife, Dorothy, of Minneapolis, Harvey L. Brandy and his wife, Katie, of Omaha, Neb., James L. Brandy of Dallas, Jimmy D. Brandy and Travis Hill, both of Shuqualak; sisters, Lisa Shields and Kim Franklin and her husband, Kenyu, both of Shuqualak, Pennie Neal and her husband, Robert, of Fort Pierce, Fla., Louise Turner and her husband, Ray Charles, of Atlanta; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Visitation will be held Monday, one hour prior to the service at the church.
Homemaker
UNION Services for Dawn Palmer will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Union with the Revs. Marcus Finch and Paul Swindle officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Palmer, 45, of Union, died Friday, July 23, 2004, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Union.
Survivors include her husband, Noel Palmer of Union; daughters, Jessica Swindle and her husband, Jeremy, and Heather Sullivan and her husband, Sammy, all of Murray, Ky.; her parents, Ray and Jackie Boswell of Union; a sister, Pam Phillips and her husband Charley, of Philadelphia; a grandson, Dylan Swindle; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jim Bates, Stan Bates, Sammy Sullivan Sr., Josh Garrett, Vincent McElhenney, Michael Sullivan, Frank Garrett and Benjamin Rigdon.
Visitation will be held today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Garnett Sturdivant Wilbourn will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Rhett G. Payne III and Rev. Robert Horel officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Wilbourn, 90, of Meridian, died Friday, July 23, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. A native of Glendora, Miss., Wilbourn was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Micajah Purnell Sturdivant. She graduated from Greenwood High School, and attended the University of Mississippi where she received a bachelor of arts degree with distinction in 1934. While at Ole Miss, she served as president of Chi Omega Sorority. After her marriage in 1936 to James Cox Wilbourn, an attorney, she made her home in Meridian.
An active member of First Presbyterian Church in Meridian, she served on the Pulpit Committee and as chairperson of her Circle many times. She also served on the board of Belhaven College in Jackson. She served as state president for the Mississippi Chapter of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America and was a member of that board for many years. She was a long-time member and twice president of the Fortnightly Club and belonged to the Meridian Junior Auxiliary and the Northwood Garden Club. Together with her husband and children, she was involved in various businesses and farming interests in Mississippi and the Southeast. She was instrumental in founding several charitable foundations including those for Lamar School, French Camp Academy and the First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her sons, Richard Eggleston Wilbourn II and his wife, Deanna, of Meridian, and James Garnett Wilbourn and his wife, Jane, of Clarksdale; daughter Margaret Wilbourn Vise and her husband, Dr. Guy Thompson Vise Jr., of Jackson; grandchildren, Richard E. Wilbourn III and his wife, Victoria, Guy T. Vise III, James Wilbourn Vise and his wife, Heather, all of Jackson, Elizabeth Wilbourn Williamson and her husband, Russell and Garnett Wilbourn Hutton and her husband, Tom, all of Memphis, James Cox Wilbourn II and Andrew Sturdivant Wilbourn, both of Clarksdale, and Sarah Wilbourn Hubacek, and her husband, Mike, of Houston, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Cox Wilbourn of Meridian; a brother, Benjamin William Sturdivant of Glendora; and a sister, Margaret Sturdivant Yandell of Vance.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and grandsons-in-law.
Honorary pallbearers will be her nephews, William M. Yandell Jr., Micajah P. Sturdivant II, Ben S. Yandell, Dr. George Arrington Jr., Charles P. Carriere III, Ralph Hand, N. Buckner Barkley Jr. and James R. Douglas.
Memorials may be made to the Endowment Trust at First Presbyterian Church, 911 23rd Ave., Meridian, MS 39301; the French Camp Academy at French Camp, MS; or Belhaven College, 1500 Peachtree St., Jackson, MS.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home, and on Wednesday from 9:45 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry &Gardner Funeral Home for Michael Horn, 36, who died Friday, July 23, 2004, at Southern Regional Hospital in Riverdale, Ga.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry &Gardner Funeral Home for Gus Hatch Jr., 64, of Meridian, who died Friday, July 23, 2004, at Guardian Angel Hospice.
Arrangements were incomplete at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home for Kerry Lewis, 35, of Brandon, who died Saturday, July 24, 2004, in his home.

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