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9 Apr 2005 Obits

Charles Alvin Davis
The Meridian Star
State of Mississippi Security Department employee
SWEETWATER, Tenn. - Services for Charles Alvin Davis will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Lenty McCedermott and Kevin Perry officiating. Burial will be in Park City Ceemtery in Madisonville.
     Mr. Davis, 53, of Meridian, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, in Meridian. He was born on April 19, 1951, in Madisonville. He graduated from Madisonville High School and attended Austin Peay University on an athletic scholarship. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
     Survivors include his mother, Warnell Davis of Madisonville; children, Quinna of Alabama, Tywanna of Virginia, Taneisha and Dion, both of Athens, and Sabrina of Mississippi; seven grandchildren; brothers, Harry Douglas and his wife, Gladys, and Gordon Davis, all of Knoxville, Melvin Davis and his wife, Joyce, of Oak Ridge, and Don Davis and Vicky, of Madisonville; an aunt, Rose Mary Johnson of Sweetwater and Lois Francis of Madisonville and a great-aunt, Cora Scruggs of Athens; several friends, nieces, nephews and cousins and several special friends, Harold "Super" Sudderth, Taft "Spooky" Francis, of Madisonville and Warren Nicely, of Kingston, and co-workers in Meridian and the State of Mississippi.
     He was preceded in death by a son; his father, Charles A. Davis; a sister-in-law, Glenda Davis; his grandparents and a great-nephew, Raymond "Little Ray" Fletcher and several aunts and uncles.
     Visitation will be held Monday 30 minutes prior to the service at the funeral home.

Thomas Marzine Smith
The Meridian Star
Retired
PHILADELPHIA - Services for Thomas Marzine Smith will be held today at 10 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Revs. Dr. Davis Sellers and Carl Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Collinsville.
     Mr. Smith, 78, of Collinsville, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
     He was born and raised in Newton County and has lived there most of his life. He was a former member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and a member of Prospect Methodist Church. He was retired from U.S. Motors Emerson Electric. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served during World War II.
     Survivors include his wife, Eldred Smith of Collinsville; a daughter, Sharon Carter and her husband, Larry, of Brandon; sons, Weldon Smith and his wife, Vicky of Brookhaven and Gaylon Smith and his wife, Gail, of Morton; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Carol Herrington of Collinsville; a brother, Carlton Smith and his wife, Mary Ann, of Collinsville and several nieces and nephews.
     Pallbearers will be Mitchell Alawine, Mike Alawine, Billy Alawine, Mike Breazeale, Sonny Russell and Greg Russell.

Elizabeth Menton Kimbrell
The Meridian Star
Retired Meridian Public School District employee
Services for Elizabeth Menton "Betty" Kimbrell will be held today at noon at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator with the Rev. Mike Dobrosky officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
     Mrs. Kimbrell, 85, of Meridian, died Thursday, April 7, 2005, at Regency Hospital of Meridian. She was born in Jacksonville, Fla. She was a graduate of Meridian High School and attended Louisiana State University where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority and the women's golf team. She continued golfing for many years following her college career and was Northwood Ladies Golf Champion.
     She was employed by the Meridian Public School District for more than 30 years, serving as Director of Student Activities at Meridian High School. Her infectious enthusiasm for her work and persistent commitment to young people was rewarded with the honor of having the MHS annual dedicated to her three times. She was steadfast in her support for public education and her beloved Wildcats, and attended a football game this past fall. She was a long time member of the Church of the Mediator, where she enjoyed serving in the flower delivery lay ministry for many years. She was an avid sports fan, enjoyed bingo with "girlfriends" and was a terrific fisherman, much to the chagrin of family members who enjoyed fishing with her.
     Mrs. Kimbrell's legacy is her large family.
     Survivors include her daughter, Marcia Kimbrell Shirley and her husband, Harvey Miles Shirley; her son, Alcide Reid Kimbrell and his wife, Alison Sanders Kimbrell, all of Meridian; sisters-in-law, Sarah Lincoln LaCour of Meridian and Millie Menton of Baton Rouge, La.; grandchildren, Cynthia Shirley McGinnis and her husband, Jim, of Meridian, Kimberly Shirley Bolin and her husband, Printz, of McLean, Va., Dr. Harvey Miles Shirley Jr. and his wife, Hayley of Meridian, Allen Reid Kimbrell and his wife, Chantel, of Oxford, Aubert Randall Kimbrell of Washington, D.C. and Alexander Roland Kimbrell of Oxford; great-grandchildren, Menton, Davis and Caroline McGinnis, Tripp and Miles Bolin, Sarah Paige and Conner Shirley and Avery Kimbrell and several other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. LaCour Sr.; a sister, Faye LaCour Mitchell and brothers, J.A. LaCour Jr., and Oskar F. Menton of Houston.
     Memorials may be made to Betty Kimbrell M.H.S. Senior Scholarship Fund, C/O Meridian Public School District, P.O. Box 31, Meridian, MS 39302.
     Pallbearers will be Allen Kimbrell, Aubert Kimbrell, Alex Kimbrell, Miles Shirley, Jim McGinnis and Printz Bolin.

Myra Lassiter Powe
The Meridian Star
BUTLER, Ala. - Services for Myra Lassiter Powe will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Cullomburg Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
     Mrs. Powe, 93, of Cullomburg, died Friday, April 8, 2005, in her home.
     Survivors include her sons, Belcher Lassiter, Harry Lassiter and Massey Lassiter.
     Visitation will be held today from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the church.

Otto Graves Seward
The Meridian Star
Merchant and cattleman
PHILADELPHIA - Graveside services for Otto Graves "Buck" Seward will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Cedarlawn Cemetery with the Revs. Rick Holbert and Daniel McFall officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Seward, 88, of Philadelphia, died Thursday, April 7, 2005, in his home. He was a native and lifelong resident of Neshoba County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force and served in World War II. He was a deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia.
     Survivors include his wife, Betty Seward of Philadelphia; sons, Jeff Seward and Key Seward, both of Philadelphia; a sister, Inez Buzard of Moss Point; grandchildren, Greg Seward of Philadelphia, Brooke Seward Thomas of Meridian, Keyla Seward Wadlington of Madison, James Smith and Joey Smith, both of Louisville; great-grandchildren, Tyler Seward and Hannah Seward, both of Philadelphia and Mason Thomas and Keyton Thomas, both of Meridian.
     Visitation will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Mid Donald
The Meridian Star
Farmer
QUITMAN - Services for Mid Donald will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at James Chapel Methodist Church with the Rev. Cameron officiating. Burial will be in the James Valley Cemetery. Turner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Donald, 70, of Quitman, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, in his home.
     Visitation will be held Saturday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Harry L. Reynolds
The Meridian Star
Services for Harry L. Reynolds will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Lauderdale Springs Cemetery.
     Mr. Reynolds, 87, of Dalewood, died Friday, April 8, 2005, in his home.
     Visitation will be held Sunday from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Magalean Gordon Yarrell
The Meridian Star
Arrangements were incomplete at E.E. McDonald Funeral Home for Magalean "Bab" Gordon. Yarrell, 96, formerly of Toomsuba, who died Friday, April 8, 2005, at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento, Calif.

Eugene Rush
The Meridian Star
Arrangements were incomplete at E.E. McDonald Funeral Home for Eugene "Adrian" Rush, 91, of DeKalb, who died Thursday, April 7, 2005, at Kemper Homeplace Nursing Facility in DeKalb.

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