Meridian Star


May 18, 2013

Obituaries for Saturday, May 18, 2013

MERIDIAN — Annie Margaret Fontan


    Graveside services for Annie Margaret Fontan will be held today at 2 p.m. at Long Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Roy Dabbs officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

    Mrs. Fontan, 81, of Meridian, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Anderson Regional Medical Center.

    Survivors include her sons: John E. Fontan of Anderson, S.C., and Joe Fontan, T.J. McCarty, and Michael McCarty, all of Meridian; daughters: Ruth Cheek of North Carolina, Melvin Ann Brand of Collinsville, and Bobbie Fontan, and Donna McCarty, both of Meridian; 20 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a brother, Elmer Lee of Connecticut.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Fontan; son, William Bruce Fontan; her parents, William Guy and Lillie Sims Lee; three brothers; and, three sisters.

    Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

    Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at


Beatrice Hopson

    Services for Beatrice Hopson will be held today at 2 p.m. at Clark Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Willie Gibbs officiating. Burial will be in the Pack Cemetery with Clark’s Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.--

    Ms. Hopson, 71, of Toomsuba, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Rush Foundation Hospital.

    Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.


Barbara Ann Speed

    QUITMAN - Services for Barbara Ann Speed will be held today at 3 p.m. at Pine Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Killian officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Wright’s Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

    Mrs. Speed, 72, of Enterprise, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian.

    Survivors include her sons: Jimmy Speed and wife Vickie, Andy Speed and wife Jodi, and John Speed; daughter, Charleen (Missy) Valverde and husband Arthur; and, grandsons: Art Valverde, Grant Valverde and Jimmy Speed Jr.

    Pallbearers will be Arthur Valverde Sr., Arthur Valverde Jr., Grant Valverde, Phillip Speed, Barry Kidd and Johnny Speed.

    Friends may sign online register at

    Visitation will be today from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the church.


Sean C.C. Tubby

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