Thursday, August 7, 2014

27 May 2010 Obits

Eloise Martin Hagwood
The Clarke County Tribune
Services for Eloise Martin Hagwood will be held Tuesday, May 25, at 10:00 a.m. at Causeyville Baptist Church with her grandson Rev. Ryan Culpepper officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
     Mrs. Hagwood, 85, of Causeyville, died Sunday, May 23, 2010, in Meridian. She was born on November 21, 1924, in Clarke County, Mississippi, the last of ten children born to Joseph Lewis Martin and Lucy Maude Fountain Martin. She was a member of Causeyville Baptist Church.
     She was the consummate homemaker and a loving and supportive wife and mother. She was most proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly. The way she lived her life ensured that her family's rich heritage in Causeyville would continue through the generations.
      She was preceded in death by her parents and six brothers: William Carlos Martin, Joseph Lynn Martin, Arthur Marcus Martin, Earl Anderson Martin, Maurice Edward Martin, and Norman Fountain Martin; and three sisters: Lessie Maude Martin Culpepper, Elma Lois Martin Irby, and Ethel Janelle Martin Shirley.
     Survivors include her husband of sixty wonderful years Willie Howard Hagwood; two daughters, Virginia Lynn Etheridge and her husband Larry, and Judy Lee Culpepper and her husband Jimmy; and a son Howard Earl Hagwood and his wife Linda. Additional survivors include her seven grandchildren: Lt. Col. Rob Culpepper USAF and his wife Angela, Rev. Ryan Culpepper and his wife Katie, James Larry "Jay" Etheridge and his fiancĂ© Elyse, Joseph Willie Etheridge and his wife Brandi, LeAnn Culpepper Oliver and her husband Michael, Kara Lynn Etheridge Skinner and her husband Jonathan, and Jonathan Walker Hagwood; and eight great-granddaughters: Kaitlyn, Megan, Macy, Sarah Kate, Jodi Lynn, Lauren Lynn, Rylee, and an expected great-granddaughter Mallory.
     The family requests that memorials be made to Causeyville Baptist Church, 6192 Causeyville-Clarke Rd., Meridian, MS, 39301.
     Pallbearers will be her grandsons and three great nephews: Marcus Irby, Erik Shirley, and Phillip Spence.
     Visitation will be held Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home and thirty minutes prior to services at the church.
     Family and friends may sign the online memorial book at

Billie Juanice Moore
The Clarke County Tribune
Services for Billie Juanice Moore will be held Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 1:30 at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Raymon Leake and Frankie Evans officiating.
     Mrs. Moore, 73, of Meridian, died Monday, May 17, 2010 at Anderson Regional Medical Center.
     She was retired from Dement Printing Company where she worked for many years.
     Survivors include her husband, Oran Everette Moore of Meridian; daughter, Pamela Groves and her husband, Clinton of Lawrence, Lisa Moore of Meridian, Kimberly Moore Rainer of Meridian; and grandchild, Dalton Rainer.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, William Edmond Reynolds and Euda Thornhill; son-in-law, James "Jamey" Rainer II; and brother, Harpwell Wayne Reynolds.
     The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
     Family and friends may sign online guestbook at
     Visitation will be held Wed. 5-7 at the funeral home.

Rev. Michael Soesbe
The Clarke County Tribune
Reverand Michael Soesbe, 60, of Irvington, Alabama died April 28, 2010, at his home. The celebration of his life was held Friday, April 30, 2010, at Foley First Baptist Church. The Reverand Dr. Bill Jackson and Rev. Alton Foster officiated. Burial followed at Pine Rest Cemetery in Foley.
     Rev. Soesbe was born July 22, 1949, in Foley to Bob and Eva Soesbe. He loved the Lord by pastoring churches in Mississippi and Alabama for over 20 years. He was serving as pastor of First Baptist Church of St. Elmo, AL. He graduated from Foley High School in 1967, University of South Alabama, and New Orleans Theological Seminary. He pastored from 2001-2003 at Rolling Creek Baptist Church.
     Reverand Soesbe served four years with the U.S. Air Force and received two airmedals for hazardous flight duties over Vietnam.
     Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Jane McKibbon Soesbe of Irvington; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Tracie Soesbe of Stapleton, one daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and A.J. Jollenbeck of Foley; two granddaughters, Amber Nelson and Ashley Joellenbeck; his mother, Eve Soesbe of Foley; sister and brother-in-law, Di Ann and Henry Stuckey of Foley. He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Soesbe.
     The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Covenant Hospice, 1201 Dauphin St., Suite D, Mobile, AL 36606. First Baptist Church of St. Elmo, P.O. Box 159, St. Elma, AL 36568.

Earnestine Carney Qualls
The Clarke County Tribune
Services for Earnestine Carney Qualls were held Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Quitman. Wright's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
     Mrs. Qualls, 63, of Hattiesburg, died May 19, 2010, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.
     Survivors include her sons, Wayne Carney and Melanie of Irvington, AL, Kenny Parker and Alisha of Meridian and Michael Lewis of Stonewall; grandchildren, Angel Woods, Mindy Grayson, Claire Boswell, Austin Jarman, Justin Jarman, Kennedy Parker and Mason Parker; great-grandchildren, Lynzeigh Weaver and Callie Woods; brothers, Bobby Gene Carney and Libby, Waynesboro and James Clark Carney, Quitman.
     Pallbearers were Tommy Lee Parker, David Creighton, Keith Taylor, Tony Lewis, Austin Jarman and Justin Jarman.

Laura Bell Laird
The Clarke County Tribune
Services for Laura Bell Laird, 93, of Brookhaven and native of Franklin County, died April 28, 2010, at her residence. Services were held April 30, 2010, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Church of Christ Cemetery.
     She was born April 17, 1917 in Franklin County to the late Eli Murray and Nancy Ratcliff Murray. She was a homemaker and member of Bude Baptist Church.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Laird; daughter, Barbara Kimble; two brothers, Ike and Fred Murray; and three sisters, Nell Pickett, Lizzie Arnold and Vertie Cothern.
     Survivors include two sons, Randolph (Gerry) Laird, Quitman; and Robert M. (Charlotte) Laird of Lucien; four daughters, Shirley (Ed) Zumbro of Bude, Margaret (Jerry) Crane of Lucien, Hilda (Danny) Dillon of Smithdale, and Doris (Johnny) Strain of Zachary, LA; two sisters, Helen Delaney of Natchez and Darlene Beck of Baton Rouge, LA; 11 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

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