Dorothy M. Crane
STONEWALL - Services for Dorothy M. Crane will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Mike Powell and C.A. Farmer officiating. Burial will be in Stonewall Cemetery.
Mrs. Crane, 63, of Stonewall, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at Riley Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Houston Crane; three sons, Daniel Clifton Crane of Cleveland and Donald and Dewayne Crane of Quitman; a daughter, Deborah Sanford of Meridian; a brother, Edward Wayne Williams of Quitman; and ten grandchildren.
Gladys Munday Wall
DECATUR - Services for Gladys Munday Wall will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Clarke Venable Baptist Church with the Revs. Gus Merritt and Dr. Richard Ethridge officiating. Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.
Mrs. Wall, 84, of Decatur, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
She was an active member of Clarke Venable Baptist Church, the Triple L Club and Women's Missionary Society.
Survivors include her daughter, Denise Hewitt of Jackson; two sons, Larry Wall of Decatur and Robert Wall of Prattville, Ala.; grandchildren Judd Wright, Rebel Wright, Debbie Wright, Tracy Lynn Jeffcoat, Chuck Wall, Scott Wall and Whitney Wall.; and five great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Wall Jr.
Visitation is today from 5 to 8 p.m. and 30 minutes prior to services at the church.
Homer Wesley Roberts
Retired state employee
PHILADELPHIA - Services for Homer Wesley Roberts were to be held today at 11 a.m. at Nowell Funeral Services, with the Rev. Irvin Mooney officiating. Burial was to be in Cedarlawn Cemetery.
Mr. Roberts, 71, of Lake, formerly of Philadelphia, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Heartfelt Hospice in Meridian. He was employed with the state as a security supervisor.
Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Johnston of Lake and Polly Roach of Trumann, Ariz.; a sister, Opal Harper of Meridian; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
GILBERTOWN, Ala. - Services for Claude Phillips will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Gilbertown Church of God, with the Revs. Chip Phillips and Fred D. Wiley officiating. Burial will be in Gilbertown Cemetery with Phillips Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Phillips, 94, of Gilbertown, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at Willow Trace Nursing Center in Butler. He was employed as a carpenter with Mobile Local No. 89
Survivors include two sons, Hayward Phillips Sr. and John Henry Phillips Sr., two daughters, Hazel P. Aurand and Pansy P. Whigham, all of Gilbertown; 21 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Leazero Phillips; a son, Robert Phillips; and his parents, Menville Tennessee and Jenny Grane Phillips.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home.
Sherry Lorene Ezell
BUTLER, Ala. - Services for Sherry Lorene Ezell will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Butler, with the Rev. Danny Powell officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Butler with Bumpers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ezell, 53, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Huntsville Hospital. She was born in Birmingham on Oct. 22, 1946. She received her registered nurse's degree from the University Hospital School of Nursing in 1967. She loved being a nurse and worked in numerous aspects of nursing until she became disabled. She and Miller Ezell were married on Dec. 26, 1970.
Mrs. Ezell was an original member of the Gilbertown Little Theater Group, active leader of Brownie and Girl Scout groups, taught children for many years in Sunday School and sang in her church choir for many years. She traveled with Women on Missions and was the first Alabama member of the Meridian Symphony Board. Mrs. Ezell also served on the Choctaw County Arts Council.
Survivors include her husband, Parker Miller Ezell of Butler; a daughter, Angela Lorene Ezell of Madison; two precious grandsons, Alex and Bryant Hyde, who were the joy of her life; two sisters, Susan Martin of Waco, Texas, and Janice Dunlap and her husband, Tom, of Oakwood, Ga.; 14 nieces and nephews; 14 great-nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, G.G. and Lorene Bouler and Billy and Frannie Mae Eady; a brother, Jimmy Bouler; and an infant son, James Brandon.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to The Seale Harris Camp for Diabetic Children in honor of Dr. Robert Creech, P.O. Box 1179, Killen, Ala. 35645-1179.
Ruth Buntyn Majure
Services for Ruth Buntyn Majure will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. David Wood officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Majure, 94, of Spartanburg, S.C., died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at White Oak Estates. A native of Meridian, she was a a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church. She was employed with the Meridian Public School System for many years having served as principal of Highland and West Hills schools. She was a member of Samuel Dale chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Delta Kappa Gamma and a life member of Mississippi Parents and Teachers Association.
Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Alice A. Majure of Spartanburg; a granddaughter, Jennifer Elizabeth Majure of San Francisco; two grandsons, Dr. David A. Majure and his wife, Carla, of Spartanburg, and Stephen L. Majure of Savannah, Ga.; three sisters, Mrs. A.E. Heed of Granada; Mrs. N.S. Dickson of Aberdeen and Mrs. W.C. Webb of Detroit.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew O. Majure; her son, Dr. Jerry Andrew Majure and her parents, William and Carrie Johnson Buntyn.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 4773 Poplar Springs Drive, Meridian, Miss. 39301, or a favorite charity.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Robert Everett Thompson
Retired business man
BATESVILLE - Services for Robert Everett Thompson were to be held today at 10 a.m. at First United Pentecostal Church, with the Rev. Steve Cannon officiating. Burial was to be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Meridian at 3 p.m. today with Wells Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Thompson, 67, formerly of Meridian, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at V.A. Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Beard Thompson of Batesville; two sons, Robert Everett Thompson Jr. of Picayune and Terry Wayne Thompson of South Carolina; a sister, Gloria Thompson Hawkins and a brother, Mike Thompson, both of Meridian; and five grandchildren.
PHILADELPHIA - Services for Lawton Glass were to be held today at 11 a.m. at Nowell Funeral Services with the Revs. Bob Wilburn and Brown Barrier officiating. Burial was to be in Henry's Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Glass, 92, of Marrero, La., formerly of Meridian, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero.
Survivors include two sons, W.T. Glass of Orange Beach, Ala., and James J. Glass of Marrero; a daughter, Vera Ladd of Philadelphia; 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
H.G. Cooper Sr.
PHILADELPHIA - Services for H.G. "Homer" Cooper Sr. were to be held today at 11:30 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Lenarse Strickland, Ambers Aldridge and Dwight Faulkenbery officiating. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery.
Mr. Cooper, 81, of Philadelphia, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, in Philadelphia.
Survivors include four sons, H.G. Cooper Jr. of Philadelphia, Joe Cooper of Senatobia, Bob Cooper of Jacksonville, Fla., and William Cooper of Tifton, Ga.; two daughters, Martha Mitchell of Dudley, N.C., and Dot Rushing of Philadelphia; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Cooper.
Services for Erin Burrage will be held Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Savannah Groves Baptist Church, with the Rev. William Harper officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Enterprise Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Infant Burrage, 4, of Washington, D.C., died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, at Children's Hospital National Medical Center.
Survivors include his father, Harold R. Burrage of Meridian; his mother, Kimara Grey of Washington; a brother, Harold C. Burrage of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Timara Burrage of Meridian; his paternal grandmother, Verter Burrage of Meridian; his maternal grandfather, Gerrie Glasper of Meridian; his maternal grandmother, Lynn Grey of Toomsuba; and his maternal great-grandmother, Mae Grey of Toomsuba.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Phillip Garden.
Visitation will be today from noon to 6 p.m. at Enterprise Funeral Home Chapel.
Carl R. Edney
Memorial services for Carl R. Edney will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Robert Horel officiating. No burial will take place, his body was donated to science.
Mr. Edney, 84, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at Rush Foundation Hospital. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Oakland Heights Masonic Lodge. Prior to his retirement he was employed by Pacific Telephone Company of San Francisco, Calif.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Edney; a sister, Grace Ferguson; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church in Meridian.
Visitation will be Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Douglas E. McLean
Chemistry professor emeritus
Graveside services for Douglas E. McLean will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery, with the Rev. Robert Horel officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. McLean, 79, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at Rush Foundation Hospital. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Meridian Racket Club. He attended school in Meridian and Mississippi State University. He received his master's degree at Ole Miss. A member of Kappa Alpha Order, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during World War II in the Pacific Campaign. He was a teacher and coach for Meridian High School from 1955 to 1963. Mr. McLean was a professor of chemistry at Miami-Dade Community College for 20 years and retired to Meridian in 1983.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce R. McLean of Meridian; a daughter, Frances McLean and her husband, Bruce Moore, of Tallahassee, Fla.; a son, Douglas Malcolm McLean of Bolder, Colo.; two nieces, Hilah M. Skewes of Meridian and Ann Robertson of Duluth, Ga.; a nephew, Robert McLean of Shreveport, La.; and a cousin, Philip D. Hudes of Meridian.
John L. Tucker
Structural Steel employee
LISMAN, Ala. - Services for John L. Tucker will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Gilfield Baptist Church in Pushmataha, Ala. Burial will be in Gilfield Cemetery with Hayden and Butler Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Tucker died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at Riley Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Hattie Tucker; a daughter, Jennifer Goudy; a son-in-law, Darrion Goudy; two sons, Torrin Tucker and Derrick Tucker; four God children, Kayla, DeAnthony, Tiny and Shae; seven sisters, Lurie D. Cameron and her husband, Willie, of Quitman, Louise Willis of Lisman, Lonnie Johnson and her husband, James, Pearl May and her husband, Donald and Dannie Tracy and her husband, Michael, all of Akron, Ohio, Ethel Jackson and her husband, Jernigan, of Detroit, Mich., and Catherine Harris of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Bennie Tucker and his wife, Selestine, of Detroit, and Willie E. Tucker of Meridian; his mother-in-law, Carrie Webster; two fathers-in-law, Grady Webster and Clifton Gordon; a sister-in-law, Earline Tucker; three grandchildren; and several uncles, aunts, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Visitation will be today from 7 to 8 p.m. at Hayden and Butler Funeral Home.
Services for Evie Mason will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Green Hill Baptist Church in Kewanee. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mason, 89, of Lauderdale, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include four brothers, Grady Cole and Sim Cole, both of Lauderdale, Harmon Cole of Toomsuba and Sam Cole of Youngstown, Ohio; and a sister, Atta Louise Cole of Jackson.
Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home.
Philip T. Middlebrook
SPOKANE, Wash. - Services for Philip T. Middlebrook were held Saturday at Heritage Funeral Home, with the Rev. Craig Langhans officiating and on Tuesday at Hall Brothers Mortuary in Corning, Calif., with the Rev. Charles Middlebrook officiating. Burial was in Tehama District Cemetery in Tehama, Calif.
Mr. Middlebrook, 27, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, in Spokane.
Survivors include his parents, William and Juanita Middlebrook of Spokane; Shirley Baker of Corning; three brothers, Tim Middlebrook of Spokane, Brian Middlebrook of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Michael Baker of Corning; five sisters, Mindy Sanchez, Gail Perozzi, Christi Perozzi and Irene Perozzi, all of Corning, Karan Brown of Junction City, Ore.; and several nieces and nephews.
Rev. Willard Eugene Speed
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Services for the Rev. Willard Eugene Speed were held Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, with the Rev. Thomas Nelson officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery.
Rev. Speed, 84, of Jefferson City, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, at St. Marya Health Center. He was a minister in the Northwest Baptist Convention and had served churches in Mississippi, Arkansas and Washington.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Carolyn Wise; a daughter, Carol Ann Jones of Jefferson City; a son, Dr. Gene Speed of Forest; a sister, Martha Jean Jeter of San Antonio, Texas; a half sister, Hettie Ellerbee of Meridian; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Alfred Speed; and a half sister, Frances Wood.
The family requests memorials be made to Union Hill Baptist Church, 460 S. Summit Drive, Holts Summit, Mo. 65043.