Meridian Star


April 27, 2006

Friday, April 28, 2006

Kenneth Eldridge

Heavy equipment operator

DEKALB — Graveside services for Kenneth “Bollweviel” Eldridge will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Owen Gordon officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Eldridge, 66, of DeKalb, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, in his home.

Visitation will be today until 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Thomas Ray Eubanks


Services for Thomas Ray Eubanks will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. James K. Williams and Don Talley officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Mr. Eubanks, 81, of Meridian, died Thursday, April 27, 2006, in Meridian. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force and served in World War II. He was a member of First Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Eubanks of Meridian; sons, Jim Eubanks and his wife, Sandra, of Collinsville, Leonard Eubanks and his wife, Barbara, and Mike Eubanks and his wife, Dawn, all of Meridian; a daughter, Raelene Pitman and her husband, Jeff, of Terry; grandchildren, Shaun Eubanks and his wife, Kim, Shannon Purvis and her husband, Steve, Jason Eubanks and his wife, Jessica, Jeremy Eubanks, Kayla Eubanks, Marla Eubanks, Stephanie Dawkins and Jonathan Dawkins; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Robert Franklin

Graveside services for Robert Franklin will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Spring Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Goodwin officiating. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Franklin, 63, of Meridian, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Brookwood Manor in Leakesville.

Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Frank K. Spain

TUPELO — Frank Kyle Spain, 78, of Tupelo died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. The family is honoring Mr. Spain’s request for no service or visitation. Mr. Spain’s ashes will be privately buried on a hillside in his beloved Montana retreat at a later date. Holland Harris Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

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