Meridian Star


August 25, 2013

Obituaries for Sunday, August 25, 2013

MERIDIAN — Doris Evelyn Hatch Mears

    Services for Doris Evelyn Hatch Mears will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Josh McCrary officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

    Mrs. Mears, 84, of Meridian died Saturday at home.

    Doris Evelyn Hatch Mears was born on February 12, 1929.     She awoke the morning of August 24, 2013, to have breakfast with the love of her life, Arnold Jack Mears, to begin to celebrate their sixty-seventh wedding anniversary and took her last breath by his side.

    Doris led a Christian life, always taking time for her loved ones, and leaves a legacy of grace and class unmatched. After winning two battles against breast cancer, Doris remained a beacon of quiet strength and bravery to all those who met her. The love she has instilled in her children and grandchildren will live on in her honor.

    She is survived by the love of her life, Arnold Jack Mears, and her three beloved children, Ronald Mears (Nancy Mears), of Jackson; Brenda Mears Smith (Ron Smith) of Meridian; and Robert Mears of Meridian. She is also survived by five grandchildren Bill Mears, Rhonda Smith Kavan ( Brad Kavan), Steve Mears ( Elizabeth Mears), Laura Smith ( Aaron Smith), and Amanda Gail Smith, as well as four greatgrandchildren.

    Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at Visitation will be held from 12-2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Morris Lavon Hughes

    Services for Morris Lavon Hughes will be held Monday at 11 a.m at Robert Barham Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Jack Giles and Chris Vowell officiating.  Burial will be in Old Marion Cemetery.

    Mr. Hughes, 64, of Meridian died Saturday at his home.

Mr. Hughes was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired truck driver.  Mr. Hughes loved to read his Bible and watch westerns.

    Survivors include sons Daniel Hughes, Douglas Hughes, daughter, Deborah Hughes all of Columbus; mother Ella Hughes Spence of Meridian; sisters Evelyn Wilkerson, Retha Moulds and Diane Harris; brothers: Jerry Hughes and David Hughes all of Meridian, and numerous nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his father Morris Quenvy Hughes and his brother Billy Hughes.

    Pallbearers will be; Danny Rainer, Wayne Booker, Randy Wilkerson, Robert Harris, Jr., Erron Davidson and Charles Robinson. Joe Garrett will be an honorary pallbearer.

    Visitation will be held today, 5-7 p.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home.

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