Obituaries Sept. 20, 2009

Douglas P. Bass
RICHMOND COMMUNITY – Douglas P. Bass, 88, died Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at the Baptist Hospital in Oxford.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Meredith Davidson
OLIVE BRANCH – Meredith High Davidson, 27, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at her home in Olive Branch. She was born Feb. 28, 1982, in Birmingham, Ala., to Henry and Lynn Cork High. She attended Tupelo public schools and graduated from Faith Christian Academy in 2000. She married Cody Davidson on Jan. 7, 2006. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and loved taking her son to the zoo and park. She was a loving and compassionate individual, gifted in relating to children with disabilities. She was creative with a keen sense of style and excelled in making artistic designs. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and grew up at All Saints’ Episcopal Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Paul Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband of nearly four years, Cody Davidson of Olive Branch; her son, Lennox Christian “Lex” Davidson of the home; her parents, Henry and Lynn Cork High of Tupelo; three sisters, Jennifer Medders (Cliff) of Cleveland, Leslie Wood (Andrew) of Saltillo and Catherine Stegall (Charley) of Pontotoc; one brother, Jason Silcox (Paige) of Nashville; two nieces, Kaylee Wood and Nora Silcox; two nephews, Charles Allen “Cas” Stegall and Davis Silcox; her grandparents, Rev. Ferrell and Billie Cork of Tupelo; her uncle, Steve Cork (Cheryl) of Tupelo; two cousins, Collin and Cade Cork of Tupelo; her aunt, Mary Allen High and uncle, Jim High, both of Tupelo; her mother-in-law, Wanda Davidson of Tupelo; two brothers-in-law, Matthew and Hunter Davidson (Debra); and two sisters-in-law, Leigh Pritchard (John) and Jill Maddline (Steve).
Because of her love for the time she spent at the zoo with her son, the family requests memorials be made to Memphis Zoo at www.memphiszoo.org; or a favorite charity.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Melinda Davidson
HAMILTON – Melinda Ann Davidson, 51, died Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Dec. 25, 1957, to Homer Donald Thompson and Margaret Collier Thompson. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County and was a member of the First Christian Church. She was a draftsperson and worked for Davidson & Sons Mechanical. She graduated from Aberdeen High School and Itawamba Community College where she received her degree in drafting.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. George Forbes officiating. Burial will be in OddFellows Rest Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Erwin Davidson of Hamilton; two sons, Christopher Davidson and his wife, Kerri, of Hamilton, and Ashley Davidson and his wife, Meredith, of Tupelo; two brothers, Donnie Thompson and Ronnie Thompson, both of Aberdeen; and four grandchildren, Ethan Davidson, Evan Davidson, Carrington Davidson and Bailey Davidson.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be Dan West, Jake Thompson, Joey Ferraro, Jason Welch, Brandon Davidson and Austin Davidson.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
An online registry and online condolences are available at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Annie Rainey
OXFORD – Annie Ruth Rainey, 91, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at her residence in the Lafayette Springs Community.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Gerald Sanders
AMORY – Gerald Sanders, 68, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday evening at the funeral home.

James Cooper
AMORY – James Cooper, 65, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, in Palm Bay, Fla.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.

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