ADAMS, Rev. Willie, Jr.
ADAMS, Rev. Willie, Jr., a resident of Montgomery, AL, in His infinite wisdom, the Lord relieved Rev. Adams of his suffering and called him home on Sunday, August 25, 2002. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. from Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Allen Brown, officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc., Directing.
He is survived by a loving and devoted wife, Mrs. Gertha Adams of Montgomery, AL; caring children, Mr. James Love of Atlanta, GA, Mrs. Clintournia Adams Johnson of Montgomery, AL, Dr. Roderick (Monica) Adams of Minneapolis, MN and Miss Shayla Adams of Montgomery, AL; grandchildren, Eric, Erica, Jeremy and Alfred; father, Mr. Willie Adams, Sr.; mother, Mrs. Mary Adams; siblings, Ms. Idella Adams, Mrs. Mary Dillard, Mr. Sammy (Virginia) Adams, Mrs. Catherine (Gene) Outler, Mrs. Richella Adams-Parks, Mr. Henry (Joyce) Adams, Mr. David (Bertha) Adams and Mr. Warren (Robin) Adams; mother-in-law, Mrs. Regina Love; he leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and fellow Christians to mourn his passing.
ERKARD, Josephine “Jo“
ERKARD, Josephine “Jo“, former resident of 327-A South Jackson Street, Montgomery, Alabama, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2002. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. from New Elam Baptist Church, 672 Watts Street, Montgomery, Alabama. Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc., Directing.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories six nieces, Josephine Hale, Dale City, Virginia, Mary H. Green, Youngstown, Ohio, Virginia Hale, Emma (William) Graham, Englewood, New Jersey, Sadie Taylor, Montgomery, Alabama, Temple Hale, Hackensack, New Jersey; three nephews, Sam Hale, Jr., Joel Hale, Montgomery, Alabama and Joseph Hale, Cleveland, Ohio; 21 great-nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
FLOYD, Mr. Thomas J., Sr.
FLOYD, Mr. Thomas J., Sr., a resident of Cecil, AL, died Sunday, August 25, 2002. Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. from the Ross-Clayton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Milner, officiating. Burial will follow in Pilgrim Cemetery, Cecil, AL.
He leaves to cherish his memories: a devoted wife, Beatrice Floyd; sons, Thomas (Rosalyn) Floyd, Jr., Will Author (Laura Ann) Floyd, Richard Charles Floyd and Terry Floyd; brothers, David Floyd and Willie Floyd of New Haven, CT, Dr. McArthur Floyd of Huntsville, AL; sisters, Mary Floyd Jones of Montgomery, AL, Barbara (Issac) Jackson of New Haven, CT; brother-inlaw, Ellis Jackson of Cecil, AL; sisterin-law, Pinky Floyd of Montgomery, AL and a host of grandchildren, nieces, relatives and friends.
JACKSON, Ms. Shirley
JACKSON, Ms. Shirley, a resident of Montgomery, AL, died Friday, August 30, 2002. Funeral arrangements and survivors will be announced by Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc. Directing.
MONCRIEF, Mrs. Mary Tabbice Goltha
MONCRIEF, Mrs. Mary Tabbice Goltha, 73, a resident of Montgomery, AL, departed this life Wednesday, August 28, 2002. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, September 2, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. from Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. L. R. Kemp, officiating. Burial will follow in Eastwood Cemetery. Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc., Directing.
She leaves to cherish her memories six loving children, Shirlon Ann Moncrief, Carolyn Jan (William) Johnson of Montgomery, AL, Robert Anthony (Susan) Moncrief of VanCouver, WA, Twins Donna Ja’net Ball and Donald Joe (Gwen) Ball and Jacquelyn Hattie (Crist) Watts of Montgomery, AL; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother-in-law, Samuel Jones of Chicago, IL; one nephew, George (Doris) Washington, Jr. of Chicago, IL; cousins, Tommy (Ethel) Dorsey of Montgomery, AL, Elaine Joyce Perkins, Ericka Perkins of Chicago, IL and Clemmons Barlow of Montgomery, AL; devoted friend, Ms. Tommie Davis and a host of other relatives and friends.
JONES, Jim, 62, a resident of Montgomery, died Wednesday, August 28, 2002. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 31, 2002 from the Chapel of Brooks-Cargile Funeral Home with Rev. Lenny Bolton officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Judy Jones, Montgomery; sons, Jeff (Rose) Jones, Millbrook, AL, Joseph (Teresa) Jones, Montgomery, AL and Justin (Maranda) Jones, Lowndesboro, AL; sister, Lanelle (Sam) Herron, Burleson, TX; 11 grandchildren; mother-in-law, Bernice Adams, Millbrook, AL; brotherin-law, Garry (Cass) Adams, Suwanee, GA and numerous loving cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe made to The American Diabetes Association. Brooks-Cargile Funeral Home Directing
STEELE, Charles Beckett
STEELE, Charles Beckett, Captain USAF, Retired, was born May 23, 1921 and died at his home in Montgomery, Alabama on August 29, 2002 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Alderson, West Virginia, the fifth of eight children to Marie Beckett and Robert Morton Steele.
Charles attended Lees-McRae College before enlisting during WWII where he received pilot training and became a B-29 pilot, entering combat in the Pacific Theatre. He later attended weather school at Chanute Field and served as a weather officer. He was assigned to Arlington Hall, Washington, D.C. during the Cold War. Later, while stationed at a listening post at Misawai, Japan, Charles intercepted and deciphered an entire encryption system for Russian military communication.
Upon retiring from the Air Force, Charles served the USAF in the Civil Service at Robins AFB, Georgia, and later Lockheed Corporation in Tehran, Iran as a materiel logistics officer. During this period he also received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia College, and his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former Frances Brown McDowell; his daughter, Sue Steele, Atlanta, Georgia; two step-children, Rex McDowell (Ellen Sellers), Dallas, Texas and Carla McDowell, Anchorage, Alaska; five grandchildren, Emily, Ginny, Mary Susan and Kate McDowell, Dallas, Texas and Jessica McDowell, Anchorage, Alaska; two sisters, Virginia Steele, Santa Rosa, California and Mary Steele Morgan, Amesville, Ohio and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at White Chapel, Montgomery, at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 1, with interment at New Live Oak Cemetery, Selma to follow.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home Directing
JOLLY, Mr. Robert
JOLLY, Mr. Robert, 70, a resident of 109 Longbrook Drive, Montgomery, AL, died Thursday, August 29, 2002. Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 1, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. from the Sweetwater Missionary Baptist Church, Wetumpka, AL with Dr. Billy Marshall officiating, Rev. J. B. Simmons, Pastor. Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Gardens, Wetumpka, AL. Hillside Mortuary Directing
RAWLINSON, Shannon Dawn
RAWLINSON, Shannon Dawn, age 12, a resident of Prattville, AL, died Thursday, August 29, 2002. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 2, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. from Ridout’s Prattville Chapel with Minister Leonard L. Howell officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Ridout’s Prattville Chapel Directing. Survivors include her birth mother, Christine Cline of Douglasville, GA; parents, David and Donna Rawlinson of Prattville, AL; one sister, Devin Rawlinson of Prattville, AL; two brothers, David Rawlinson, Jr. and Randal Tyus Rawlinson of Prattville, AL; grandparents, John Lewis and Doris Rawlinson, Marty and Danon Clements and Donald and Sandra Tyus; aunts and uncles, Donald and Voan Carroll, Allen and Sharon Rawlinson, John T. and Barbara Rawlinson, Donald and Melissa Tyus, Debra and David Bennett, John and Fran Ramsey, Steve Ramsey and Beth and Butch Armstrong and several cousins and other relatives. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of Fountain City Wings. Pallbearers will be Allen Rawlinson, John Thomas Rawlinson, Jon Remdens, Steve Remdens, Donald Carroll and James Pouncy. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, August 31, 2002 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 1, 2002 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.
WHITE, Mr. Milton P.
WHITE, Mr. Milton P., 89, a resident of Greenville, Alabama and formerly of Northport, Alabama and an alumnus of University of Alabama died August 29, 2002.
Graveside services will be held on Sunday, September 1, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Rev. John Nixon officiating. Dunklin-Herndon Funeral Home Directing.
Survivors include his daughter, Linda White Lee (Albert), Greenville, AL; son, Milton Dean White (Tami), Daphne, AL; brother, Louis White, Tuscaloosa, AL; grandchildren, Andrew White, Katie White, Austin White, Allen Lee, Lisa Lee, Nancy Lee and Charles Lee; great-grandchildren, Christian Lee and Zachery Lee and niece, Christina White, Tuscaloosa, AL. Dunklin-Herndon Greenville Directing
GORDON, Mrs. Beatrice S.
GORDON, Mrs. Beatrice S., age 88, of Birmingham, died August 30, 2002. She was a member of Temple Emanu-EL. Graveside service will be Sunday, September 1 at 11:00 a.m. at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham. Rabbi Jonathon Miller officiating. Survivors: son, Mr. Bruce L. Gordon of Birmingham; daughter Mrs. Bari Levin of Montgomery; grandchildren, J. Randolph (Randy) Gordon, Nicole L. Gordon, Joel Isenberg and Jason Isenberg; great-granddaughter, Gwyneth Beatty Gordon. Memorials may be made to your favorite charity. Johns Ridout’s Funeral Parlor Directing
RUTHERFORD, Mrs. Ethel W.
RUTHERFORD, Mrs. Ethel W., 91, a resident of Birmingham, AL, died Friday, August 30, 2002. She was a resident of Fairhaven Retirement Home of Birmingham. Mrs. Rutherford was a longtime Montgomery, AL, resident, where she was a member of the Capitol Heights United Methodist Church in Montgomery and was retired from the Alabama Department of Health in Montgomery.
Funeral services will be Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 3:30 p.m. at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Rev. Jordan Girvin officiating. Visitation will be at Noon on Saturday for family and at 12:30 p.m. for friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Rutherford; eight brothers, Leslie, Armin, Marvin, Lloyd, Walter, Leland, Ronald and Harvey, Jr. Wilson and one sister, Bertha Wilson. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Linda W. Allison and Mrs. Mary W. Key and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Capitol Heights United Methodist Church. Ridout’s Trussville Chapel Directing
DUNCAN, Willie C., Sr.
DUNCAN, Willie C., Sr., 85, died on Friday, August 30, 2002. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2002 from Leak Memory Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Brad Sullivan and Allen Lassiter and Jim Barrett officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Duncan is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Mary Duncan, and his son, Willie C. Duncan, Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Judy (Charles) Rittenour; daughter-inlaw, Becky Duncan; grandchildren: Elizabeth (Tony) Staten, Amy (Rob) May, Carol (Jay) Matthews, Paul Duncan, Debbie Mayes, Kimberly Duncan, and Erin Duncan; great grandchildren: Carrie Matthews, Anthony Staten, Amber Staten, Robert May, Frances May, Katie Matthews, Rebecca May and Allen Duncan; two brothers, Gerald (Cora) Duncan and Raymond Duncan; and one sister, Eula (Jack) Quinn and special caregivers, Elizabeth Williams and Vanessa Alloway. Pallbearers will be: Tony Staten, Anthony Staten, Jay Matthews, Paul Duncan, Robert May and Rob May. Memorials may be made to Vaughn Park Church of Christ or to Hospice of Montgomery. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 2, 2002 at Leak-Memory Chapel from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Leak-Memory Chapel directing
WRIGHT, Sally Polke
WRIGHT, Sally Polke, 87, a resident of Montgomery, AL, died on Saturday, September 1, 2002. Funeral services will be held at Leak Memory Chapel on Wednesday, September 4, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. John Gaines and Bob Neel officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Wright is preceded in death by her husband, Fon Wright. She is survived by: one brother, Edwin (Leora) Polke of Montgomery, AL; one sister, Joyce (Max) Adams, of Montgomery, AL; three sisters-in-law: Peggy Polke, of Montgomery, AL, Evelyn Polke, of Cordele, GA and Mallie Cothran of Wetumpka, AL and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Forest Park Baptist Church. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2002 at LeakMemory Chapel from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Leak-Memory Chapel directing
REYNOLDS, Lisa Gilmore
REYNOLDS, Lisa Gilmore, 44, a life long resident of Prattville, AL, died Friday, August 30, 2002 at her residence after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 2, 2002 from Prattville Memorial Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Ed Bowan and Reverend Glen Graham officiating. Burial will follow at Prattville Memory Gardens with Prattville Memorial Chapel directing. Mrs. Reynolds was preceded in death by her infant children: Lauren Ashley O’Connor, Leah Katlin O’Connor and Shelby Alexis O’Connor. Survivors include her beloved husband, Mark Reynolds; daughter, Kayla O’Connor; step-children, Justin and Lauren Reynolds; parents, Buford and Ann Gilmore and grandmother, Roma Ross, all of Prattville, AL; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Active pallbearers will be: Chris Gilmore, Stan Gilmore, Scottie Banks, Kevin Egan, Cliff Ross and Stuart Banks. Honorary pallbearers will be: Dr. Pantheleon, Dr. Cloutier, Dr. Wybanga, Tony Bulger and Henry Foster.
JACKSON, Mr. Timothy Jr.
JACKSON, Mr. Timothy Jr., a resident of 67 Phillips Street, expired August 31, 2002. Funeral arrangements and survivors will be announced by Ross-Clayton Funeral Home.
CARTER, Linda Elaine
CARTER, Linda Elaine, age 57, a resident of Jones, AL, died Friday, August 30, 2002. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 2, 2002 at 3 p.m. from Ridout’s Prattville Chapel, with Rev. Ed Easton officiating. Survivors include her husband, Ferrell Carter of Jones, AL; two daughters, Dina R. Eads of Millbrook, AL and Kristi Lin Carter of Temple, TX; step-father, Homer L. Litzemberg III, of San Jose CA; stepmother, Katherine Chappell; two brothers, David Chappell of Summerfield, FL and Norman McCurdy of Kennedy, AL; four sisters: Jackie Mims of Jemison, AL, Vesta Chappell of Selma, AL, Teresa Nichols of Pelham, AL and Laurie Isdell of San Jose, CA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, September 1, 2002 from 6 until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society.