Meridian Star

June 22, 2013

Obituaries for Saturday, June 22 2013


Special to The Star

MERIDIAN — Geraldine A. Harmon



    Services for Geraldine A. Harmon will be held today, at 11 a.m., at Lakeview Worship Center with Rev. Richard Coats officiating. Burial will be Monday, June 24, 2013, at 11 a.m., in Lamar Cemetery in Lamar, Ark.

    Mrs. Harmon, 65, of Meridian, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Anderson’s Hospital in Meridian, Miss.

    She is survived by: son, Steven (Georgette) Harmon; daughter, Erica Harmon; grandchildren: Gabrielle Harmon, Maxwell Harmon, Mallory Harmon; and six brothers and sisters.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy W. Harmon and parents, Doy and Inez Adkins. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

    Visitation will be today, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Lakeview Worship Center.

    Online condolences can be given at www.wrightsfuneral.com.



Martha Ann Brunson Keyes



    Services for Martha Ann Brunson Keyes will be held today, at 11 a.m., at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Raymon Leake officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

    Mrs. Keyes, 76, of Meridian, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Pushmataha Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Destin Darlings. Mrs. Keyes received her Associates Degree from Meridian Community College and she had a “PHT” degree from Tulane University. Mrs. Keyes was a member of First Baptist Church.

    Survivors include: her husband of fifty-seven years, Esse Harold Keyes of Meridian; daughter, Marilyn Keyes Bell and husband  Gary of Meridian; son, Jimmy Keyes and wife Debbie of Gulf Breeze, Florida; son, Allen Keyes of Pensacola, Florida and daughter Judy Cook and husband Bill of Pontotoc, Mississippi; grandchildren: Captain William Douglas Sharpe and wife Becky, Mitchell Cook, Matthew “Mac” Cook, Robert Winstead and wife Sara, Daniel Winstead and wife Brittany and Jacob Bell; great-grandchildren: Anna June Sharpe , Mary Elise Sharpe, Breeana Winstead, Braiden Winstead and Aubrey Bell; numerous cousins and friends and also a special friend Rex McInnis.

    She was preceded in death by her father, James Claude Brunson, and her mother, Alda Allen Brunson.

    The family requests memorial be made to the American Heart Association, 4830 McWillie Circle, Jackson, Mississippi 39206.

    Pallbearers will be: Bill Cook, Mitchell Cook, William Sharpe, Daniel Winstead, Jeff Carter, Scott White, Danny Hall and Mark Rhodes. Honorary pallbearers will be Rex McInnis, Thomas (Tag) Gamblin, Gene Allen and Harry Carter.

    Family and friends may sign the online guest book at robertbarhamffh.com.

    Visitation will be held today, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the funeral home.



B.J. Long



Services for B.J. Long will be held today, at 11 a.m., at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dave Sanders officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarlawn Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    Mr. Long, 74, of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at his residence. He was retired from the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam.



Gregory Harold “Greg” Smith



    Services for Gregory Harold “Greg” Smith will be held today, at 2 p.m., at First United Methodist Church in Philadelphia with Rev. Fred Britton officiating. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    Mr. Smith, 48, of Philadelphia, died Thursday, June 20, 2013.

    Visitation will be held today, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia.