Celebrity Obituaries

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Frankie Brown

March 1, 1915 - October 11, 2017

Our beloved mother, Frankie Brown, 102, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 30th at 2pm in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home. Rev. Gary Bickford will be officiating. Burial will follow in Meridian Memorial Park. Mrs. Brown, born March 1, 1915 in Bonita, MS, to Frank and Mattie (Campbell) Robinson, was a longtime resident of...
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Sara Ellen Tisdale Golden

November 2, 1940 - October 6, 2017

Services for Sara Ellen Tisdale Golden will be held Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of Stephens Funeral Home, 2800 Old North Hills Street, Meridian, Ms. Burial will be in Blackwater Cemetery in Kemper County with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Ms. Golden, 76 of Meridian was born November 02, 1940. But she swears that the doctor wrote it down wrong and that she was born 10...
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Bobby Ray Ridinger

April 2, 1952 - October 5, 2017

Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Ridinger will be held Saturday at 1:30pm in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home. Rev. Corey Fontan will be officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Ridinger, 65, of Meridian, passed away Thursday at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a long time employee of Winn Dixie, retiring after 32 years of service. During his time with...
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Edwina Earl

February 3, 1940 - September 28, 2017

A memorial service for Mrs. Edwina Earl will be held at a later date. Stephens Funeral Home of Meridian is in charge of arrangements. Friends may sign the online register at www.stephensfunerals.com
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Michael Eugene Miller

October 21, 1959 - September 25, 2017

Services for Michael "Mike" Miller will be held Friday, September 29th, 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Father Lenin Vargas, Father Matthew Simmons, and Deacon Nick Adam officiating. Burial will follow at Twin Oaks Farm Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Mr. Miller, 57, of Meridian, passed away Monday at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He served...
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Jo Ann Cooksey Brown

April 27, 1935 - September 24, 2017

Funeral services for Mrs. Jo Ann Cooksey Brown will be held Tuesday at 1:30 pm in the chapel o Stephens Funeral Home. Rev. Chris Cooksey will be officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Mrs. Brown, 82, of Meridian, passed away Sunday at Bedford Care of Marion. A longtime member of Central United Methodist Church, Mrs. Brown was a very intelligent and talented person. Though she...
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Teresa Robertson

November 10, 1972 - September 19, 2017

A memorial service for Teresa Robertson will be held at a later date. Mrs. Roberson, 44, of Meridian, passed away at her residence on Tuesday. Friends may sign the online register at www.stephensfunerals.com
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Rayford T. Temple

November 25, 1923 - September 11, 2017

Funeral services for Rayford T. Temple will be held Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Corey Fontan officiating. Burial will follow at the Fellowship Baptist Church cemetery.Mr. Temple passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Poplar Springs Nursing Center at the age of 93. His family was blessed to have been able to gather around him the...
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Vera Viola Fincher

January 24, 1950 - September 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Stephens Funeral Home, Meridian, MS.
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John Lynn Lisenbe

December 17, 1916 - August 17, 2017

John L. Lisenbe, Sr.Funeral services for John L. Lisenbe, Sr. will be held Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 2:00pm at Bethel Southern Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Roy McNeill officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Southern Methodist Church Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home in Meridian is in charge of arrangements.Mr. Lisenbe, 101 years old, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2017 at his residence. Mr....
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Janice Irene Harrison

March 27, 1931 - August 16, 2017

Funeral services for Mrs. Janice "Neecy" Harrison will be held Saturday at 11 am at Midway Baptist Church. Revs. Michael Bird, Wayne Edwards, Bill Webb and Keith Grubbs will be officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery in Little Rock. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Harrison, 86, of Meridian, went to be with her Lord Wednesday at her residence....
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Carol Elaine Johnson

July 2, 1933 - August 12, 2017

Carol Elaine Johnson, age 84, died at Anderson Hospital August 12, surrounded by her daughters and granddaughters. She had struggled for many years with an autoimmune disease. Carol was born July 2, 1933 in Meridian to Raymond and Opal Harvey. At the age of 12 she traveled with her parents to the Panama Canal Zone where she later was married and raised four daughters. She often said her...
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Dibrell COVERT

November 20, 1935 - August 3, 2017

Services will be held at a later date for Dibrell Covert.Ms. Covert, 81, of Meridian, passed away Thursday at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. Friends can sign the online register at www.stephensfunerals.com.
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Martha Jean Keller

May 31, 1931 - July 31, 2017

Graveside services for Mrs. Martha Jean Keller will be held Friday at 11am at Pine Grove Cemetery in the Martin community. Bro. Tommy Espey will be officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Keller, 86, of Collinsville, passed away Monday at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She and her husband Harold were owners of Rockhouse Trading Post for many years. Mrs....
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Peggy Gaines Rushing

May 27, 1935 - July 30, 2017

Graveside services for Mrs. Peggy Gaines Rushing will be held Wednesday at 11:30am in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Roy Garrett and Rev. Charles Davis will be officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Rushing, 82, of Meridian, passed away Sunday at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a longtime faithful member of Westwood Baptist Church. Mrs. Rushing...
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Dorothy Jean Pace

March 17, 1927 - July 19, 2017

Services for Dorothy "Dottie" Jean Pace will be held Friday, July 21st, 11:00 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church with Bro. Curt Pace and Bro. Corey Fontain officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Ms. Pace, 90, of Meridian, passed away Wednesday at Rush Specialty Hospital.Dottie was an avid sports fan, and she loved Tennessee Vols...
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Melba Williams

November 7, 1938 - July 17, 2017

A graveside service for Mrs. Melba Williams will be held Wednesday, July 26th at Forest Lawn Memory Garden with Bro. Tommy Miller officiating.Mrs. Williams, 89, passed away Friday in Tampa, Florida.
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Thelma Ethridge

June 22, 1941 - July 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Stephens Funeral Home, Meridian, MS.
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Joseph Earl Cullum

July 27, 1936 - July 10, 2017

Funeral services for Mr. Joseph E. "Joe" Cullum will be held Thursday at 2pm in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home. Bishop Spencer Blalock will be officiating. Burial will be in the Quinnelly, Milstead, Underwood Cemetery in Clarke County. Mr. Cullum, 80, of Enterprise, passed away Monday at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps and then...
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Jeffrey Steven McRae

January 1, 1954 - July 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Stephens Funeral Home, Meridian, MS.
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Jeffrey Steven McRae

January 1, 1954 - July 7, 2017

Jeffrey Steven McRae died on July 7, 2017. Steve attended St. Barnabas School class of 1968 and Banks High School graduating class of 1971. He retired from Bellsouth/ATT as a repair man. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert S McRae. He is survived by his mother, Louise E. McRae; brothers John Michael McRae and Joseph D McRae (Harriette); uncle Joe McRae, SC; nephew Brandon S. McRae;...
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Sybil Wynnona Tharp

June 15, 1932 - July 1, 2017

Memorial services for Sybil Tharp will be held Wednesday at 10 am in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home. Rev. Kenneth Owen will be officiating.Mrs. Tharp, 85, of Meridian, passed away Saturday at Aldersgate Personal Care Center. She will be remembered as the "dancing lady" as she loved to dance. Her true love however, was her family. She is survived by daughters Teney Stowell (James Christian),...
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Walter Cecil Williams

November 9, 1950 - June 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Stephens Funeral Home, Meridian, MS.
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Elizabeth Anthony Smith

February 14, 1937 - June 27, 2017

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Smith will be held Friday at 11 am in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home. Rev. Mike Boles will be officiating. Burial will be in Long Creek Baptist Church cemetery. Mrs. Smith,80, of Lauderdale, passed away Tuesday at Diversacare Nursing Center. She was retired as a daycare teacher, who will always be remembered for her love of family. Mrs. Smith is survived...
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Linda L. Eastman

May 14, 1941 - June 15, 2017

Funeral services for Linda Leo Eastman will be at the Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ located on Highway 19 South on Sunday at 2 pm. Rev. Allen Shortridge is officiating with burial in Semmes Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Mrs. Eastman, 76, of Meridian, passed from this life on Thursday, June 15th at Rush Foundation Hospital. She was a homemaker who will always be...
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Bernice B. White

August 31, 1917 - June 12, 2017

Graveside services for Dr. Bernice White will be held Thursday at 10 am at Prospect Methodist Church cemetery. Rev. Seaphus Garrett will be officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Dr. White, 99, of Meridian, passed away Monday. She was a retired educator having taught at the public school level as well as Mississippi State University - Meridian Campus, University of...
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Glenda Miles McCary

June 3, 1943 - June 6, 2017

Glenda Miles McCary passed away peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, June 6, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Nicole McClure (Jason), brother, Billy Miles (Linda), niece, Stacey Bradley (Doug), step-son, Billy McCary, nephew, Kevin Miles (Kirstie), niece, Kristi Price, and great nephews, Josh Bradley, Eli and Clay Miles.She was preceded in death by her parents, Jasper "Jap" and Marjorie Miles...
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Betty W. Hamrick

April 28, 1929 - May 29, 2017

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Ruth Hamrick will be held Wednesday, May 31st at 1pm. Dr. Danny Lanier will be officiating with Ginger Grissom providing special music. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hamrick passed away at Hospice Ministries on Monday, May 29th. She was retired as an office manager. Pallbearers will be her...
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Frieda Olga Harmon

September 26, 1926 - May 26, 2017

Services for Frieda Harmon will be held Tuesday, May 30th, 11:00 a.m. at Stephens Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Bickford officiating. Burial will follow at Old Stonewall Cemetery in Stonewall, MS.Ms. Harmon, 87, of Meridian, passed away Friday at her daughter's residence.She was a special lady that enjoyed cooking, traveling, reading, and cleaning her church. She also had a love for music. She will...
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Ronald Harold Newell

March 14, 1959 - May 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Stephens Funeral Home, Meridian, MS.
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Kenard Wayne Turner

November 8, 1936 - May 9, 2017

Services for Mr. Kenard Wayne Turner will be held Thursday at 3pm at Pine Grove Church in the Martin Community. Rev. Tommy Espey will be officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Turner, 80, of Chunky passed away Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at Anderson Regional Medical Center after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was an ordained...
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Rachel Ann Stallings

January 8, 1937 - May 1, 2017

Meridian - Ann Stallings, 80, of Chelsea, AL and a long-time resident of the Meridian area, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster, AL.Born January 8, 1937 in Coosa County, Alabama. Ann grew up in Gadsden Alabama. She married Bob Stallings and attended college at Meridian Jr College. She was a mom and housewife until her husband passed away...
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John Bynum

August 13, 1944 - April 28, 2017

Johnny Howard BynumServices for Johnny Howard Bynum will be held Monday, May 1, 2017 at 2:00pm at Stephens Funeral Home in Meridian. Rev. Destin Morris will be officiating. Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Mr. Bynum, 72, of Enterprise, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 in Meridian. He was an Army veteran and member of Trinity Assembly...
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Betty Jean Griffin

February 4, 1936 - April 26, 2017

Services for Betty Jean Griffin will be held Thursday, April 27th, 11:00 a.m., at Stephens Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Meridian Memorial Park. Stephens Funeral Home of Meridian is in charge of arrangements.Mrs. Griffin, 81, of Meridian, passed away Monday at her residence.Mrs. Griffin was known for being a social lady who loved her church and friends...
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James Harold Pratt

July 22, 1920 - April 25, 2017

A celebration honoring the life of James " Harold" Pratt will be held Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home in Meridian MS. Visitation with the family will be held earlier at 2 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Gum Log Cemetery in Bailey, MS.Harold was born July 22, 1920 in Bailey, MS and lived there until he joined the Army in September ...
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Charles Bennett Haguewood

November 27, 1939 - April 19, 2017

A graveside service for Mr. Charles Haguewood will be Friday, April 21, 2 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery with Brother Randy Caldwell officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Haguewood, 77, of Bailey, passed away Wednesday at Rush Foundation Hospital. Mr. Charles owned and operated Haguewood Lumber Company as a logger for many years. He was an avid fisherman...
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Charles Gressett

September 11, 1938 - April 17, 2017

Services for Mr. Ira Charles Gressett will be held Thursday at 2pm at Chunky Baptist Church. Rev. Robert Rowzee is officiating. Burial is in Blue Springs Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Gressett, 78, of Chunky passed away Monday at his residence. He was a plumber by trade and was retired from Barber and Sons plumbing.Survivors include his wife of 56 years Patsy...
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Phillip Rogers Zachry

March 3, 1948 - April 10, 2017

Graveside services for Phillip "Phil" Zachry will be Friday at 10 am at Old Marion Cemetery. Dr. Ralph Henson is officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Zachry, 69, of Meridian passed away Monday.He served his country in the Army during Viet Nam as a member of the 101st Airborne Division. He was awarded the Purple Heart as well as numerous other ribbons. Mr. Zachry...
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Robert Lavalle Whitlock

October 4, 1936 - April 5, 2017

Mr. Robert Lavalle Whitlock, 80, of Meridian, passed away Wednesday, April 5th at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Kosciusko. Mr. Whitlock served his country as a radioman in the U.S. Navy where he retired with 20 years of service. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Friends may sign the online register at www.stephensfunerals.com
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Sula Johnson Marsalis

November 18, 1923 - April 1, 2017

Funeral services for Dr. Sula Johnson Marsalis will be held on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 12:00pm at Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church with Dr. John Temple and Dr. Raymond Leake officiating. Burial will be at Suqualena Church Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Stephens Funeral Home in Meridian is in charge of arrangements.Dr. Marsalis was born in the Suqualena...
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Betty Jo Harrison Smith

May 5, 1933 - March 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Stephens Funeral Home, Meridian, MS.
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Myrtis Rutherford Burroughs

November 18, 1932 - March 10, 2017

Gravesides services for Myrtis Rutherford Burroughs will be Monday at 10 am at Center Ridge Baptist Church cemetery in Lauderdale. Dr. Danny Lanier is officiating. Mrs. Burroughs went to be with our Heavenly Father on March 10, 2017.She is survived by husband James Leonard Burroughs of DeKalb; daughters Brenda Brown, Rita Denton (Dan), Veronica Wyatt (Don), Rosemary Burroughs, Sandra Burroughs;...
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Pamela Ann Peeples

October 10, 1960 - March 8, 2017

Memorial services for Mrs. Pamela Ann Wilson Peeples will be held at a later date. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Peeples, 56, of Bailey, passed away Wednesday at Rush Foundation Hospital. Friends may sign the online register at www.stephensfunerals.com
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Peggy Joyce King

June 21, 1940 - March 7, 2017

A graveside service for Mrs. Peggy Joyce King will be held Friday, March 10th, 2:00 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Sephus Garrett officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Mrs. King, 76, of Meridian, passed away Tuesday at her residence.Mrs. King loved to dance and listen to country music. She also enjoyed tending to her flower gardens. She will be most...
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Robert Michael Lundstrom

November 12, 1953 - March 4, 2017

Robert Michael Lundstrom (Mike) passed away in his home on March 4, 2017, in Meridian, Ms. at the age of 63 due to complications of lung cancer. Mike was born November 12, 1953 in Corpus Christi, Texas to the parents of Irene A. Lee, and Richard G. Lundstrom Jr. and his stepmother Jennifer. Mike was a man of strong faith. He was a hardworking and caring man who loved spending time with his...
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Thomas Melton McCraw

October 17, 1938 - March 4, 2017

Memorial services for Mr. Thomas Melton McCraw will be held Saturday at 2pm at Poplar Baptist Church in Conehatta. Rev. Curtis Price is officiating. Mr. McCraw, 78, passed away at his residence in Jackson, MS. He was retired as store manager for the A&P Grocery Stores. He is survived by his daughters Vicki Stuart and husband Stephen, Donna Bell and husband Bill, Karen Strickland; sons Thomas...
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Robert Leroy Jacoby

September 17, 1953 - February 27, 2017

A memorial service for Robert "Bob" Jacoby Sr. will be held Friday, March 3rd, 1:00 p.m. at College Park United Methodist Church with Rev. Kenneth Owens officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Survivors include son Patrick Jacoby and wife Heather of Union Point, Georgia; daughter-in-law Nicole Jacoby of Danielsville, Georgia; grandsons Byron, Eric, and Dawson Jacoby;...
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Michael Lamar Delapaz

October 13, 1976 - February 22, 2017

Funeral Services for Mr. Michael Lamar Delapaz will be held Sunday at 1pm in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home. Bro. Tommy Miller will be officiating. Burial will be in Desoto Cemetery in Clarke County. Mr. Delapaz, 40, of Meridian, passed away Wednesday at his residence. He was a Direct Care Worker for East MS State Hospital. Mr. Delapaz was a very avid sports fan especially the Denver Broncos...
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Elizabeth W. Allen

December 7, 1923 - February 3, 2017

Graveside service for Ms. Elizabeth Allen will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 10:30am at Pine Grove Cemetery in Chunky, MS with Rev. Kyle Naylor officiating. Stephens Funeral Home of Meridian is in charge of arrangements.Ms. Allen, 93, of Meridian, passed away Friday, February 3, 2017 in Anderson Hospital.She was preceded in death by her parents, Bascom and Alice Germany; sisters,...
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Lois Margery Vick McLaurin

August 2, 1932 - February 2, 2017

Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Margery Vick McLaurin will be held Saturday at 10 am at Liberty Baptist Church in Kemper Co. Burial is in the church cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. McLaurin, 84, passed away Thursday at Specialty Hospital. She is survived by her daughter Margery Reeves (Mitchell); son Robert Godwin; brothers Ben and Clyde Vick; six grandchildren,...
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Harold Dean Peters

June 1, 1934 - January 27, 2017

A memorial service for Mr. Harold Dean Peters will be held at a later date.
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Mittie Darlene Tucker

October 6, 1944 - January 27, 2017

Funeral services for Mrs. Mittie Darlene Smith Tucker will be held Monday at 12 noon in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home. Rev. David Moore will be officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Pentecostal Church Cemetery. Mrs. Tucker, 72, passed away Friday at Diversacare of Meridian. She worked for many years at Smith Bargain Center in Collinsville. Mrs. Tucker was a devout Christian and was a...
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Dorothy Hugene Tucker

November 18, 1927 - January 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Stephens Funeral Home, Meridian, MS.
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Charles R. Godwin

August 23, 1924 - January 20, 2017

Graveside services for Mr. Charles R. Godwin will be held Monday, January 23rd at 1pm at Meridian Memorial Park. Rev. Richard Williams will be officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Godwin, 92, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at Bedford Care of Meridian. Mr. Godwin served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from GM&O and Illinois...
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Reatha Mae Rainer

October 8, 1929 - January 10, 2017

Services for Mrs. Reatha Rainer will be held Friday, January 13th at 2:00 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with Dwight Callens officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Mrs. Rainer, 87, of Northport, AL passed away Tuesday, January 10th at Heritage Healthcare of Tuscaloosa, AL.Mrs. Rainer was known for her love of a good...
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Johnnie Hazel Clogher

March 3, 1933 - January 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Stephens Funeral Home, Meridian, MS.
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Thomas H. Snowden

February 20, 1924 - January 2, 2017

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas H. Snowden, Jr. will be held Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 2:00pm at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William B. Webb, Dr. Keith Grubbs, Rev. Wayne Edwards and Dr. Michael Bird officiating. Burial will be at Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at the funeral home. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of...
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J.W. W. Rash

March 23, 1950 - December 29, 2016

Funeral services for J.W. "Scratch" Rash will be held Tuesday at 2pm in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home. Bro. Tommy Miller and Rev. Billy James will be officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church cemetery. Mr. Rash, 66, of Collinsville, passed away Thursday at his residence. After working for several companies, he began his own business, Scratch Pest Control, which he...
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Timothy Alan Mayatt

August 10, 1956 - December 22, 2016

Services will be held for Mr. Tim Mayatt Tuesday, December 27th, 1:00 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home with Rev. James Black officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Mr. Mayatt, 60, of Columbus, passed away at his residence Thursday, December 22nd.Mr. Mayatt was known for his love of the outdoors. He...
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Thomas J. McGuire

August 16, 1937 - December 21, 2016

Funeral mass for Thomas J. "Tom" McGuire will be held Friday, December 30th at 11 am at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Father Jose Sanchez will be officiating. Burial will follow in Mississippi Veterans Cemetery in Newton. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. McGuire, 79, of Toomsuba, passed away at his residence. Tom served his country in the U.S. Navy, retiring after 24 years...
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Bobbie Greeenway Still

February 28, 1929 - December 16, 2016

Funeral services for Mrs. Bobbie Jean Houston Greenway Still will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at the Collinsville United Methodist Church in Collinsville, MS. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The service will be officiated by Rev. Tommy Batson of Crestview, FL. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Greenway passed away December 16, 2016 at her...
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James Samuel Rawson

March 13, 1940 - December 11, 2016

Graveside services for Mr. James Samuel Rawson will be held Friday at 11 am at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Newton County. Bro. Tommy Miller will be officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Rawson, 76, of Meridian passed away at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center on Sunday.
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Lamar Clayton Rutledge

April 25, 1922 - December 11, 2016

Lamar Clayton Rutledge died December 11, 2016 at his home in Meridian. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Marie Howard Rutledge. He is survived by his son Lamar (Lisa) Rutledge of Clinton; daughters Betty (Alton) Mosely and Anita Rutledge, both of Meridian; grandchildren Deanne Mosley, Dr. Jennifer Mosley, Brian Rutledge, John Rutledge and Kevin Rutledge; great-grandchildren Cole and...
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Mary Eva Baldree Hudnall

June 5, 1925 - December 10, 2016

Services for Mary Eva Hudnall will be held Wednesday, December 14th at 2pm at Stephens Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow in Arkadelphia Baptist Cemetery. Revs. Jerry Baldree and Donald Gentry will be officiating. Special music will be provided by her grandchildren Chris Hudnall and Mindy Wilder. Mrs. Hudnall, 91, of Bailey, passed away Saturday at Rush Foundation Hospital. She was retired...
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Mertha Jackson Godwin

May 31, 1926 - December 7, 2016

Graveside services for Mrs. Mertha Jackson Godwin will be held Friday at 1 pm in Meridian Memorial Park. Rev. Richard Williams will be officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Godwin, 90, passed away Wednesday at Bedford Care of Marion. She retired from Rush Foundation Hospital after forty plus years. After she retired she returned to Rush as a volunteer. Mrs. Godwin...
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Dan H. Ulmer

March 1, 1941 - December 5, 2016

Funeral services for Dan H. Ulmer will be Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 12 p.m. in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with Dr. Gary Thompson and Rev. Gary Howse officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Rose Hill. Dan, 75, of Rose Hill, passed away Monday, December 5, 2016 at Anderson Regional Medical Center. He retired as a mold maker from Southern...
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Charles Phillip Gressett

August 4, 1957 - December 2, 2016

Memorial services for Mr. Charles Phillip Gressett will be held Sunday at 5pm in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home. Rev. Bob Dominy is officiating. Mr. Gressett, 59, of Chunky, passed away Friday.Memories of Mr. Gressett will include his kind spirit and his big heart, who never met a stranger. Survivors include his wife Joyce Gressett; daughter Karen Massey, father O.C. Gressett, step-mother...
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Lonnie Walter Alexander

November 19, 1921 - December 2, 2016

Funeral services will be held for Mr. Lonnie Alexander Sr. Tuesday, December 6th , 2:00 pm at Stephens Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Campbell officiating.Mr. Alexander, 95, of Chunky, passed away December 2nd at his residence. Mr. Alexander often enjoyed fishing and his work in carpentry. He will be most remembered for his love of being among friends and helping others. He is survived by his...
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Virginia Mae Pinkston Espey

December 28, 1946 - December 1, 2016

Funeral services for Virginia Mae Pinkston Espey, age 69, of Collinsville, will be Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 2pm in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with Dr. David Sellers and Rev. Wade Ricks officiating. Burial will follow in Meridian Memorial Park. She passed away on Thursday. Virginia was born in Highland Park, Illinois and graduated from Hot Springs High School, class of 1964, graduated...
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Walter Frank Griffin

June 16, 1924 - November 29, 2016

Graveside services for Mr. Walter Frank Griffin Sr. will be held Friday at 11 am in Magnolia Cemetery. Rev. Jeff Walker of Grace Baptist Church of Brandon will be officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Griffin, 92, of Marion, passed away at his residence on Tuesday. He was a retired Chief Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force, serving his country during...
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Peggy Joyce Neal

March 21, 1938 - November 10, 2016

Services for Peggy Eshee Neal will be held Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Little Rock Baptist Church in Little Rock, Miss. with Rev. Gene Higginbotham officiating. Burial to follow at Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery in Little Rock. Stephens Funeral Home of Meridian in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Neal, 78, of Little Rock, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 in Union, Miss. She attended...
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Ruth L. Weir Stephens

January 2, 1936 - October 27, 2016

Funeral services for Ruth L. Weir Stephens will be held Monday at 1:30 pm in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home. Rev. Chuck Overby is officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Mrs. Stephens, 80, of Meridian passed away Thursday at Jeff Anderson Medical Center. She was retired as an executive administrative assistant in the insurance industry. She loved sewing and cooking...
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Fraulein Adams Farr

January 26, 1918 - October 24, 2016

Mrs. Fraulein E. Adams-Farr, 98, a native and longtime resident of Meridian died Monday, October 24, 2016 in Vestavia Hills, AL. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Riley Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Adams-Farr was a longtime member of Central United Methodist Church. She was an avid golfer and a member of Northwood Country Club. Her favorite hobby was gardening. She was preceded in death by...
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Johnny Wayne McMahan

February 23, 1956 - October 16, 2016

Memorial services for Mr. Johnny Wayne McMahan will be held Saturday, November 26th at 1pm at Maranatha Fellowship Church located at 720 John C. Stennis Drive in Meridian. Pastor Nita Hall will be officiating. Mr. McMahan, 60, of Collinsville, passed away October 16th at Regency Hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force. Mr. McMahan is survived by his wife of 40 years Genny McMahan;...
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Eleanor S. Culpepper

March 15, 1927 - October 16, 2016

Graveside services for Mrs. Eleanor S. Culpepper will be held Wednesday at 10 am in Clay Memorial Cemetery in Cuba, AL. Bro. Reid Vaughn will be officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Culpepper, of Meridian, passed away Sunday at Rush Foundation Hospital. She was a homemaker who will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother....
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Angela Michelle Lucky

October 13, 1976 - October 11, 2016

Funeral service for Angela Michelle Lucky will be Friday, October 14, 2016 at 1 pm. in Center Hill Pentecostal Church with Revs. David Moore, Rodney Bankens, A.M.Mansfield and Larry Melton officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home handling arrangements. Angela, age 39, of the Center Hill community, passed away in Anderson Hospital Tuesday. She was a...
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Caroline Johnson

February 28, 1927 - October 4, 2016

Funeral Services for Caroline Johnson will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church with Reverend Mark Flynn officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.Mrs. Johnson, 89, passed away Tuesday, October 4th at the Mississippi Veterans Home in Kosciusko, Mississippi.Originally from Waycross,...
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Winner C. Cunningham

May 18, 1933 - October 3, 2016

Services for Mr. Winner C. Cunningham will be held Saturday at 2 pm at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Tinnin-Rawson Cemetery. Mr. Cunningham, 83, of Meridian passed away at his residence on Monday. He served in the U.S. Army, a veteran of the Korean War and was a retired conductor for South Rail. Survivors include his son, Jerry Cunningham (Leisa); daughter Beth Curtis ...
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Ida Loise Hodgins

June 30, 1918 - September 27, 2016

Ida Loise Richardson Hodgins, 98, of Meridian, MS passed peacefully away on September 27, 2016.Mrs. Hodgins was born June 30, 1918 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi, and was the daughter of late Joseph Baxter Richardson and Ida Pearl Miles Richardson. She attended East Mississippi Junior College where she studied history. She enjoyed reading, studying maps, sewing, cooking and watching her shows...
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Kristi Lee Sanders

June 25, 1980 - September 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Stephens Funeral Home, Meridian, MS.
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Dorothy Kay Hester

August 6, 1958 - September 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Stephens Funeral Home, Meridian, MS.
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Marjorie Olis Lockey

December 21, 1930 - September 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Stephens Funeral Home, Meridian, MS.
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Cheryl Gaye Bonner

November 19, 1951 - August 16, 2016

Graveside services for Cheryl Gaye Bonner will be held Thursday at 1pm at Andrew Chapel Cemetery in the Carmichael Community. Rev. Daniel Lee will be officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Ms. Bonner, 64, of Meridian, passed away Tuesday at her residence. She was a school counselor in the public school system. A devoted educator, she held two masters degrees, and...
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Lisa Lynn Murphy

December 5, 1967 - August 15, 2016

Funeral services for Mrs. Lisa Lynn McCary Murphy will be held Friday at 3pm in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home. Rev. Terry Irby will be officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge UMC Cemetery. Mrs. Murphy, 48, of Meridian, passed away at her residence. She was a homemaker who enjoyed her family. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister whose loving,...
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Mary Manez Hood

October 7, 1919 - August 11, 2016

A memorial service for Mary Manez (Nez) Snowden Hood will be held Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Fellowship Baptist Church with Reverend Corey Fontan officiating. Manez, 96 years young, died August 11, 2016 at Anderson's Hospital. She was born October 7, 1919 to Jim and Agnes Pope Snowden of the Shucktown community, which she loved and where she lived most of her life.One of the joys of her life was...
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Jimmie Harbour

April 27, 1929 - August 11, 2016

Graveside services for Mrs. Jimmie Fontaine Everette Harbour will be held Monday at 2:30 pm at Mt. Pleasant UMC cemetery in Kemper County. Rev. Bill Webb will officiate the service. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Harbour, 87, of Collinsville, passed away Thursday evening at Bedford Care of Marion. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and...
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Arnold Ray Pruitt

January 8, 1950 - August 10, 2016

Memorial services for Mr. Arnold Ray Pruitt will be held at a later date. Mr. Pruitt, 66, of Meridian, passed away Wednesday at Rush Foundation Hospital. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Emogene Robbins Browning

November 7, 1924 - August 5, 2016

Graveside services for Emogene Browning will be Tuesday at 11:30 in Clayton Cemetery in Lauderdale County with Rev. Malcolm Lewis officiating. Mrs. Browning passed away Friday in Gulfport. She was a former Meridian resident for 40 years and retired from Rush Hospital as a Diet Clerk. She is survived by two daughters, two grandsons, four great grandchildren and nine siblings. She was preceded in...
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Virginia Grantham Harris

June 21, 1919 - August 1, 2016

Graveside services for Virginia Grantham Harris, age 97, will be Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm at Magnolia Memory Gardens with Dr. John Temple and Rev. James Ruffin officiating. Virginia passed away at Aldersgate Monday, August 1, 2016. Survivors include her son Vance Grantham (Ranae); grandsons J. Grantham (finance' Rebecca Steed and son Roman) of Denver, CO and Beau Grantham (great...
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Dudley Andrew Tardo

May 20, 1957 - July 30, 2016

Services for Dudley Andrew Tardo will be held Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Meridian's Temple Theatre with the Rev. Jacky Jack White officiating. This memorial will celebrate the life of this beloved Mississippi musician. Mr. Tardo, 59, of Meridian, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 at UMC in Jackson. Dudley loved his family with an amazing strength, and he also found great passion in...
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Jamie Kay Williams

January 6, 1978 - July 15, 2016

Services for Jamie Kay Williams will be Tuesday at 11 am at McConnell Funeral Home in Athens, AL. Burial will be in Evans Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Jamie, 38, of Meridian, passed away Friday at Rush Hospital. She will long be remembered as a very loving and giving person who always saw the best in people when others did not. She loved animals and served as...
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Ruby Grace Stokes

September 17, 1926 - July 8, 2016

Graveside services for Ruby Boswell Stokes will be held Monday at 2pm at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Revs. Hiram Coker and Dayna Goff will be officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Stokes, 89, passed away Friday at the Lakeside Nursing Center in Quitman. She was a homemaker and a long- time member of Westwood Baptist Church. Mrs. Stokes will always be remembered as...
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Thomas Neville Walters

October 6, 1936 - July 3, 2016

Memorial services for Thomas Neville Walters, 79, of Meridian, will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chuck Meador officiating. Mr. Walters passed away in his home on July 3, 2016. He was a Master Gardener, graduate of Mississippi State, member of Poplar Springs Drive United Methodist Church and he loved traveling and visiting out west. He is survived by his children...
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Teresa Jo Mills

March 5, 1965 - June 26, 2016

Services for Teresa Mills will be held Friday at 10 am in Stephens Funeral Home chapel. Bro. Tommy Miller will be officiating. Burial will follow in Meehan Cemetery. Ms. Mills, 51, of Chunky, passed away Sunday at Rush Foundation Hospital.She will be remembered as a loving mother who enjoyed spending time with her family and fishing. Survivors include her son Derick Michael Reid; daughter Abbie...
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Mae Beth Woodall

December 20, 1950 - June 25, 2016

Funeral services for Mae Beth Woodall will be held Tuesday at 2:30 pm at Frazier Grove Church of God. Rev. James McMillan will be officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Ms. Woodall, 65, of Chunky passed away Saturday at Regency Hospital in Meridian. She is survived by her sons Ronnie Bucklew, Cliff Bucklew, Wayne Bucklew and Lee...
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Luther Ray Page

December 3, 1922 - June 8, 2016

Services for Luther Ray Page will be held Friday at 3pm in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hamrick Cemetery. Bro. Tommy Miller is officiating. Mr. Page, 93, of Collinsville, passed away Wednesday at his residence. He served his country in the U.S. Army as an aircraft mechanic serving during World War II. He was an electrician by trade and worked in the Industrial Electrical...
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Katie Newsome Breland

December 21, 1930 - June 6, 2016

Services for Mrs. Katie Breland will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Forest Lawn Memory Garden. Mrs. Breland, 85, of Meridian, passed away Monday at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Mrs. Breland enjoyed going to church and reading her bible. She was a charter member of Broadmoor Baptist...
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Doris Smith Banes

May 17, 1949 - May 29, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Stephens Funeral Home, Meridian, MS.
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Carl Arnold Molony

April 29, 1944 - May 28, 2016

Visitation for Carl Arnold Molony, formerly of Meridian and Stonewall, will be held Thursday evening, June 2, 2016 from 5pm to 7pm at Stephens Funeral Home of Meridian. Mr. Molony was a resident of the State Veterans Home in Kosciusko for the past four years and passed away Saturday, May 28th at University Medical Center in Jackson. He was 72 years of age. He retired from the Meridian Police...
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Lamar Elm Bearden

December 9, 1914 - May 27, 2016

Lamar Elm Bearden passed away Friday, May 27th at the Oaks. Mr. Lamar had three children, Peggy Joyce Martin of Nettleton, MS, Lamar Bearden, Jr. of Baldwyn, MS and Patsy Lynn Kelly of Meridian, MS (deceased). He also has a sister, Ruby Swanner of Savoy, MS and eight grandchildren. He was well known in Meridian. He spent most of his life in Meridian doing construction work to help make Meridian a...
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