Myrtle Alice Clark
Myrtle Alice Clark, age 86, a resident of Greenville, died April 8, 2008 in a Birmingham hospital.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. Herbert Brown officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Park with Harrison Funeral Home directing.
She is survived by her sons, Lavon ( Patricia Von) Clark, Jimmy ( Daphne) Clark; daughter-in-law, Glenda Clark, all of Greenville; grandchildren: Michael (Mandy) Powell, Austin, Texas, Michelle (PD) Sumner, Brentwood, Tenn. Alex Clark , Longview, Texas, Brady Clark, Evan Clark, David (Brenda) Clark and Roxanne Eastman, all of Greenville; great - grandchildren: Nicole Clark, Katelyn Sumner, Paul David Sumner III, Jessie Bentley, Josh Eastman, Emma Grace Powell, Sara Beth Powell, Jack Wesley Powell and Dylan Thomas Bentley; sister: Ella (Richard) Moye, Malino, Fla.
Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by her husband Erbie Clark; parents: Richard and Alice Monk; brothers: Daniel and Cliffor Monk, sisters: Peggy Lambeth & Mattie Lou Parker, children: Thomas Lamar Clark and Darlene Clark Powell.
Wilburn H. Bell
Wilburn H. Bell, 85, a resident of Luverne, died Saturday, April 19, 2008. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 21, 2008 from Union Baptist Church in Honoraville with the Rev. William Burns officiating and Harrison Funeral Home directing.
Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Bell is survived by three children, Debby (Jim) wood of Georgiana, Hubert Bell and Bruce Bell, both of Honoraville; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Merle Bell and son James Bell.
Eula Hamilton Nichols
Eula Hamilton Nichols, age 89, a resident of Georgiana, passed away Friday, April 25, 2008 at Georgiana Health and Rehab. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.H. Nichols. She is survived by one daughter; Wanda and Charles Kervin , Prattville, one son Donald and Brenda Nichols, McKenzie, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2008 AT 2 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Georgiana with Rev. Michael Bush officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be Saturday night April 26, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Betty Gorum Dubose
Betty Gorum Dubose, Age 65, a former resident of McKenzie, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2008 in Atmore, Ala. She was preceded in by her parents, Comer and Minnie Gorum and one brother, Earl Gorum. She is survived by two sons; Michael DuBose and Dewayne DuBose of Andalusia, one daughter, Theresa DuBose Mothershed of Illinois, three sisters , Margie Palmer of Prattville, Barbara Gomillion and Olen Merritt of McKenzie, two brothers; George and C.W. Gorum of Andalusia, grandchildren; Tessa M. Sutton of Atmore, Amanda Bush, Eric Bush and Joshua Mothershed of Andalusia, and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Monday, April 28, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana. Visitation will be from 12 noon until Funeral time on Monday. Burial will follow in Gorum Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Nell Elizabeth Beasley
Nell Elizabeth Beasley, 80, of Pensacola, died April 29, 2008 at a local hospital. Nell was born in Dunbarton, S.C. to Charles Ustus LeCroy and Evelyn Morgan. She moved to Pensacola in 1956, and was a teacher in Pine Forest, Woodham and Blount Schools in Pensacola, and McKenzie High School in Alabama. She retired after more than 30 years of teaching. She was a longstanding member of the garden club, a flower show judge and a member of the First Baptist Church of Pensacola.
Mrs. Beasley was a graduate of Montevallo and Advanced Education at the University of Southern Mississippi.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Verble Beasley. She is survived by her son, Charles Verble Beasley and wife Mihwa; sister-in-law, Eloise LeCroy; nephew, Wesley Hudson; grandchildren Heather Davis and husband, Albert Marcus Beasley, and great-grandchildren, Kelsy, A.J., Ethan Davis and Cheyton Beasley.
The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2008 at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel.
Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2008 at Elizabeth Primitive Baptist Church in McKenzie.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice or to the Elizabeth Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund. Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel, 3351 Scenic Hwy, is in charge of the arrangements.
James E. Reynolds
Graveside services for Lt. Col. James Emmett Reynolds, AUS, ret. 1918-2007, will be held Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 2:30 pm at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery of Fort Deposit, AL. Bishop Paul Duffey and Reverend Fred Fuller will officiate. Full military honors will be presented. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service.
Elizabeth W. W. Searcy
Elizabeth Wilkinson Ware Searcy died May 3, 2008 at St. James Place in Baton Rouge, La. She was born to Eva Lyle to David Gaston Wilkinson in Selma on February 4, 1911. Known to her family and friends as "Ludie," she received a degree in English and History from Judson College. She taught school, then went on to be active in church and community affairs serving as president of the Officers' Wives Club, where was named Army Woman of the Year in San Pedro, Calif. Through her work in the assistance league, she was named Woman of the Year in Downey, Calif. She helped to organize the Assistance League in Hemet, Calif., and with her husband, Ralfe Searcy, helped to establish St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Sun City, Calif. While living in Birmingham she was active in the Retired Officers' Wives Club, Chapter F of PEO, and St Mary's on the Highlands Episcopal Church. Ludie was known for her talents in flower arranging, giving book reviews and programs, and her expertise in bridge.
Her gracious and generous hospitality was legendary.
Ludie is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Eva Lyle Wilkiinson Harris and her husbands James Elliot Ware and Ralfe Clayton Searcy Jr. She is survived by her sister, Mary Murphy Wilkinson Weaver, children, James Ware Searcy, Kathleen Ware Searcy Petznick and George Paul Petznick and Elizabeth Searcy Harriosn and George W. Harrison IV.
Grandchildren include Paul Gaston Petznick and Eliza Pascall Petznick, Charlotte Petznick Maxwell and Larry Maxwell, James Lyle Petznick, Eva Lyle Searcy, May Harrison Bruser and Jeremy Bruser. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, beloved nieces and a nephew. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. May 16, 2008 at St. Mary's on the Highlands Episcopal Church, 1910 12th Avenue South, Birmingham. IN lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's on the Highlands Episcopal Church for Friends of St. Martins, P.O. Box 55245 Birmingham, AL 35255.
Edna Bell Schofield Herring
Edna Bell Schofield Herring, 58, a resident of Greenville, died Sunday, May 4, 2008. Chapel services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2008 with Pastor Charles Box officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Herring is survived by a son, Johnathan (April) Wayne Herring of Prattville; grandchildren, Tiffany Herring, Kristen Herring, Johnathan Wayne Herring Jr. all of Prattville; brothers, James (Margaret) Herring of Greenville, L.J. Herring of Greenville and Wayne (Darlene) Herring of Foley, and several nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be made at dunklinanddaniels.com.
Funeral service for the late Matthew Crenshaw, a resident of Kenner, La., and a former resident of Greenville, were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2008 from Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Burial followed in the churchyard cemetery with Hudson Funeral Services directing.
Deacon Russell A. Gordon
Funeral services for the late Deacon Russell A. Gordon, a resident of Camden, were held on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 2 p.m. from Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Malone, pastor and Bishop Henry Frye Jr. as officiating minister. Burial followed in McIntosh Cemetery with Hudson Funeral Home of Camden directing.
Memorial services for the late John Durant, a resident of Greenville, were held on Monday, May 5, 2008 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Hudson Funeral Services.
Funeral services for the late Timothy Posey, a resident of Mobile, and former resident of Pine Apple, were held Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 2 p.m. from First Baptist Church, Pine Apple with the Rev. Isaiah Posey officiating minister. Burial followed in the churchyard cemetery with Hudson Funeral Services of Greenville and Camden directing.
Funeral services for the late Mary Purifoy, a resident of Greenville, will be announced later by Hudson Funeral Services, Greenville.
Gurthie Virginia Sexton
Gurthie Virginia Sexton, age 90, a resident of Highland Home, died Tuesday, April 29, 2008 in a Luverne hospital. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1 from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Highland Home. Elders Chris Smith, Greg Sexton and John Nimmer officiated Mrs. Sexton's funeral services. Interment followed in the Sardis Cemetery with Harrison Funeral Home directing.
A visitation was held Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
She is survived by: daughters, Carolyn Sipper of Luverne and Erline Lowe of Highland Home; a sister, Lillie Mae Hayes of Ozark; six grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.
Mrs. Sexton was preceded in death by her husband, John Rufus Sexton; sisters, Lillian Best and Mammie Lee Beasley and a brother, Orden White.
Kenneth H. Woods
Kenneth H. Woods, 94, a resident of Luverne, died Tuesday, April 29, 2008. Chapel services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2008 with the Rev. William Burns officiating and Dunklin 7 Daniels Funeral Home directing.
Family received friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the service.
Mr. Woods is preceded in death by three wives. He is survived by: a daughter and son-in-law, Ethel and M.E. Teague of Luverne; granddaughter, Cheryl and Mike Vaughan of Charlotte, N.C.; great-grandson, Michael Vaughan of Knoxville; great-granddaughter, Angela Vaughan of Charlotte, and three nieces, Ella Mae Schmidt, Lois Smith-Rohly and Ann Williams.