Mary Faye Doggett Kemp
GILBERTOWN, Ala. — Services for Mary Faye Doggett Kemp will be held today at 10 a.m. a Toxey Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ervin Mooney officiating. Burial will be in Bonner Cemetery with Phillips Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Kemp, 85, of Toxey, died Monday, May 28, 2007, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center, Meridian, Miss.
Survivors include a son, Rick Kemp (Cynthia) of Mobile, Ala.; two daughters, Frankie Doggett (Jerry) of Gilbertown and Bobbie Green of Butler; a brother, Jimmy Frank Doggett of Toxey; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Amos Kemp.
Services for Katie Brantley will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. J. Randall Hisaw officiating. Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Brantley, 83, went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord on Friday, May 25, 2007, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was born Jan. 20, 1924, in Stateline. Mrs. Brantley moved to Kemper County with her parents, brothers and sisters at a young age. She was the last surviving child of Thomas Elijah Early and Martha Caroline Broadhead Early.
Survivors include her children, Carolyn J. Cole Baskin and her husband, Joe, of Meridian, Elizabeth Ann Davidson of Carrollton, Ga., Linda Lou Dearman of Anahuac, Texas, Tommy Ivy Brantley Jr. and his wife, Pat, of Pineville, La., and Sondra (Sandy) Brantley of Meridian; grandchildren, Rhonda Machelle Irwin and Barbara Ann Davidson; great-grandchild, Charles Robert Irwin; and several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Brantley was preceded in death by her husband, Ivy Brantley; an infant child, Baby Brantley; her parents; all of her brothers and sisters; a granddaughter, Brandy Smith; a great-grandchild; a son-in-law, Dale Dearman; and special son-in-law, Charles W. Cole (Charlie Cooter).
Pallbearers will be Mac McClain, Billy Ray Goodman, Jerald Ray Early, Art Billings, Bill McClain and Caleb McClain. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Rawls and Steve Winstead.
Dorothy B. Gale
DEKALB — Services for Dorothy B. Gale will be held Thursday at noon at Preston Pentecostal Church, Preston, with the Rev. Kevin Woods officiating. Burial will be in Rush Cemetery, DeKalb, with E. E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Gale, 71, of DeKalb, died Saturday, May 26, 2007, at her home.
She was preceded in death by her husband and three children.
Visitation will be held today, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Edward Joseph Bond
NEWTON — Services for Edward Joseph Bond will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Jack Giles and Ralph Henson officiating. Burial will be in Carr Methodist Church Cemetery in Smith County.
Mr. Bond, 92, of the Good Hope Community in Lake, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center, Meridian. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in he South Pacific campaigns of Iwo Jima and Saipan. He was a retired appliance and television repairman and route salesman for J.R. Watkins Co.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Pauline Charles Bond; four daughters, Rachel Lyles and her husband, Willard, of Meridian, Miriam Bond of Lake, Rosalie Wallace and her husband, Dave, of Geneva, Ill., and Elizabeth Hollingsworth and her husband, Harold, of Brenham, Texas; two sons, Davis Bond and his wife, Mary Ann, of Hickory, and Sidney Bond and his wife, Jan, of Corydon, Ind.; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elijah and Eliza Bond, and six brothers and four sisters.
Visitation will be today, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Brian Lyles, Chad Bond, Chris Bond, Corwin Stewart, Scott Stewart, Jeremy Bond, Matthew Hollingsworth and Ethan Hollingsworth. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Brannan and Duncan Arrington.
Louisa Jean Dozier Denney
Louisa Jean Dozier Denney lived her life to the fullest, doing and seeing things that are only dreams for most people.
She past away on Tuesday, May 29, 2007.
Born in Rutherfordton, N.C., in 1937, Ms. Denney grew up in Anniston, Ala., and started her family in Meridian. She traveled from Alaska to Africa, with most of her belongings on her back or in her car. Her riches were not her possessions, but the many people she touched and loved.
Ms. Denney had a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern Mississippi. Her social work background and love of people gave her compassion and empathy toward all. Over the past five years, Ms. Denney combined her love of adventure and interest in meeting people — working as a volunteer and tour guide for the U.S. Forest Service at the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument near Silver City, New Mexico.
She is survived by the families of her three sons: Forrest of Atlanta, and Darrell and Mark, both of Meridian; her brother, George Dozier of Auburn, Ala.; and the many friends she considered her extended family.
A memorial service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Meridian. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Patrick Drew Denney Endowment Fund, c/o AG Edwards, 2115 Fifth St., Suite A, Meridian, Miss., 39301.
Ruth L. Boyd
YORK, Ala. — Graveside services for Ruth L. Boyd were held Tuesday at Myrtlewood Cemetery, Livingston, Ala., with the Rev. David Wilkerson officiating. Bumpers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Boyd, 98, of York, died Saturday, May 26, 2007, at Sumter Nursing Home.
Survivors include three daughters, Ruby Ann Baty and her husband, Tom, of Hamilton, Miss., Mary Ruth McGaha and Jackie B. Moore and her husband, Frank Dean, all of Livingston; a son, Hurbert Marshall Boyd and his wife, Emily Boly; a sister, Estal Wilkerson of Birmingham; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorial be made to York Baptist Church or Livingston Baptist Church.
Henry L. “Mole” Willis
Arrangements are incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Henry L. Willis, 76, of Meridian, who died Saturday, May 26, 2007, at his home.
Arrangements are incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Katie Williams of Meridian, who died Sunday, May 27, 2007, at her home.
Arrangements are incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Will Bradley of Enterprise, who died Monday, May 28, 2007, at River Region Medical Center, Vicksburg.
Mary Faye Doggett Kemp