Obituaries for Monday, July 26, 2004

By Staff
PHILADELPHIA Services for Dr. Danny Purser will be held today at 11 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Revs. Dr. Mike Smith and Dr. Paul Blanchard officiating. Burial will be in Pearl Hill Cemetery in Leake County.
Dr. Purser, 47, of Philadelphia, died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Purser of Philadelphia; sisters, Margaret Ann Haston, Virginia Purser and Tera Fay Kiester; brothers, Paul Purser and Rufus Purser.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Clyde Joseph Purser and James Purser.
PHILADELPHIA Services for Mike White will be held today at 2 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with the Revs. Dave Hamm and Tommy Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. White, 48, of Philadelphia, died Friday, July 23, 2004, in his home.
Survivors include his sons, Michael White and his wife, Jennifer, of Groton, Conn., and Chris White and his wife, Mitsy, of Philadelphia; his mother, Mary White of Philadelphia; sisters, Karen Eubanks and Ava Howell and her husband, Scottie, all of Philadelphia; a brother, Ken White and his wife, Robin, of Philadelphia and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edd White.
Services for Garnett Sturdivant Wilbourn will be held Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Rhett G. Payne III and Rev. Robert Horel officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. 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 and his wife, Leigh, 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 and 13 great-grandchildren.
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 L. 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.
RACINE, Wis. Services for Pearlie Mae Price Griffin will be held Thursday at noon at Second Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Daryn R. Crenshaw and Jerry Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Griffin, 65, of Racine, formerly of Enterprise, died Friday, July 23, 2004, at St. Mary's Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, James Griffin of Racine; children, Tonny Griffin and Terry Donaldson and her husband, Michael, and six grandchildren; brothers, James Williams and his wife, Betty, of Meridian, George Williams and his wife, Mary, of Racine, and Willie Williams and his wife, Margaret, of Little Rock, Ark.; brothers-in-law, Sandy Griffin of Akron, Ohio, Hymes Griffin and his wife, Easter, of Memphis, Tenn., and
Charles Griffin and his wife, Gracie, of Racine; several other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Lois S. Sanderford, 95, of Meridian, who died Sunday, July 25, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.

Franklin County

Police search underway for man wanted in three states

News

Traveling band makes stop at Phil Campbell High School

News

Second Canadian Phil greeted by town

Franklin County

Franklin County Schools lead nurse school nurse named administrator of the year

News

Former Russellville resident performs in ‘Miracle Worker’

Galleries

PHOTOS: Russellville, Red Bay public libraries enjoy summer reading program events

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight: Robbie Richardson

News

University of Mississippi announces spring Chancellor’s Honor Roll

News

PHOTOS: Community turns out for Phil Campbell Festival

Franklin County

University of Alabama announces spring graduates

Franklin County

Dean’s, president’s lists students named for UA spring term

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Hugh Plott

Galleries

PHOTOS: Inaugural downtown Russellville Art Crawl winners

Galleries

PHOTOS: Russellville Public Library holds princess, pirates bounce party

Franklin County

Northwest Shoals Community College signs 24 students in FAME class

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Tony Chard

News

Car show benefit helps raise needed funds

News

Russellville High School varsity cheerleaders attend UCA cheer camp

Franklin County

NWSCC receives $18,000 in grants from Dollar General Literacy Foundation

News

Russellville equine therapy visits library program

News

Steam locomotive delivery to Red Bay delayed, arrives July 1

News

Local author holds book signing at RPL

Franklin County

Former Russellville resident performs ‘Miracle Worker’

News

Presenting: Miss Phil Campbell

x