PRESSLEY, Mr. Calvin
PRESSLEY, Mr. Calvin a resident of Montgomery, AL passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2009. Funeral arrangements and survivors will be announced later by Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc.
ROGERS, Mrs. Leola Roshell Brown
ROGERS, Mrs. Leola Roshell Brown, a resident of Montgomery, AL departed this life Friday, January 16, 2009. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 23, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Mitchell, officiating. Interment will follow in Alabama Heritage Cemetery with Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc., directing. Mrs. Rogers will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. She leaves to cherish her memories five daughters; Elizabeth Ann Humphrey, Alfreda M. Rogers, Joyce M. Rogers, Linda Faye Roberts all of Montgomery, AL, and Min. Deloris (Rev Jeremiah) Zeigler of Wetumpka, AL, adopted daughter Bettie J. Nettles of Montgomery, AL; three sons Carl O. Rogers, Boston, MA, Alexander Rogers, Jr., San Diego, CA, and Lt. Lamar D. (Gwendolyn) Rogers, Pike Road, AL, son-in-law Peter J. Spears, Tuskegee, AL; sister Estella Duhart, Cleveland, OH, two adopted sisters Tommie Mae Williams and Sis Charlie Mae Singleton of Montgomery, AL; and two brothers, John Brown, Enterprise, AL and Herbert (Carol) Brown, Los Angeles, CA. Proud grandmother of fourteen, great-grand-mother of five, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. A dear friend Mrs. Margaret Burch of Montgomery, AL. Special thanks to Marlene Holmes and Kelly Youland and the staff of Odyssey/Vista Care. Leola retired from the Montgomery Community Action Agency after 30 years of employment. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Vera Delaine Rogers Spears Scholarship for elementary education majors at Tuskegee University. All donations and contributions can made to Mr. Willie Burnett Director, Alumni Affairs Tuskegee University Kresge Center, Room 320 Tuskegee, AL 36088.
THOMAS, Mr. Willie Van
THOMAS, Mr. Willie Van a resident of Montgomery, AL passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2009. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 12 Noon from All Nations Church of God with Rev. Josh Lansford, officiating. Interment will follow in Remount Cemetery with Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc., directing. Mr. Thomas will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.
LUSCO, Patricia Ann
LUSCO, Patricia Ann, age 67, a resident of Wetumpka, AL; passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2009. Graveside services will be held Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Montgomery Memorial Gardens at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Steve Arnburg officiating. Gassett Funeral Home of Wetumpka directing. Mrs. Lusco is survived by three sons; Billy E. (Mavis) Lusco, W. Frank Cronier, Robert "Bubba" (Deborah) Lusco, Jr.; three daughters, Robbie G. Easterling, Dorothy "Louise" (Jeff) Pruitt, Melissa A. (Paul) Meriwether; one brother, David E. Biggs; one sister, Martha Payton Nolan; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Friday, January 23, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gassett Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to Seman Baptist Church, 11380 Grier Road, Wetumpka, Alabama 36092.
CALDWELL, Mrs. Nellie Mae
CALDWELL, Mrs. Nellie Mae, 71, a resident of Eclectic, AL died Saturday, January 17, 2009. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Wetumpka, AL,Pastor E. L. Leonard, Officiating. Burial will follow in the Churchyard Cemetery. Hillside Mortuary Directing. Family will receive family and friends Friday, January 23, 2009 from Hillside Mortuary Chapel 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. She leaves to cherish her loving husband, Thomas C. Caldwell; one daughter, Shenell Caldwell of Eclectic, AL; two sisters, Annie (Justino) Mendez and Marie (Joe) Shorter of Ellenville, NY; three brothers, Junior (Catherine) Talley and Buster (Jessie Mae) Talley of Tallassee, AL, and Richard Talley, Tuskegee, AL; and a host nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews,special friends, Fannie, Mattie, and Betty, and other relatives and friends.
ELLIS, Mr. Carey
ELLIS, Mr. Carey, 81, a resident of Wetumpka, AL died Wednesday, January 21, 2009. Funeral Services and Survivors will be announced later by Hillside Mortuary.
MURPHY, Mr. Calvin
MURPHY, Mr. Calvin, 33, a resident of Coosada, AL, died Sunday, January 18, 2009. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. from Hillside Mortuary Chapel, Rev Anthony Austin, Officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillside Memorial Gardens. Hillside Mortuary Directing. He leaves to cherish his memories a loving mother, Brenda Murphy and stepfather, Terry Williams; two sisters, Mercedes Pickett of Coosada AL and Quinshana (Valente) Jones of Wetumpka, AL; three brothers, Tavares (Theresa) Murphy of Alexander City, AL, Alonzo Murphy and Anthony Murphy of Millbrook, AL; seven aunts, Jennie (Eugene) Lawerance and Henritta Bonner of Jamacia, NY, Helen (Harold) Salley and Judy James of Millbrook, AL, Jackie Carter of Shorter, AL, and Rosa Lee Murphy of Alexander City, AL; six uncles, Simmie (Judith) Murphy, Ned (Faye) Murphy, and Ted Murphy of Millbrook, AL, Travis James of Montgomery, AL, Jerome Carter of Tallassee, AL, and Earnest Jackson of Shorter, AL; two great aunts, Lela Harris of Montgomery, AL and Edna (Otis) Mays of Chicago, IL; a devoted cousin, Debra (Donnie) Lewis, Memphis, TN; a host of special cousins and other relatives and friends.
SMITH, Mrs. Joeanna
SMITH, Mrs. Joeanna, 90, a resident of Montgomery, Alabama died Saturday, January 17, 2009. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Bell Missionary Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama with Pastor E.C. Huntley Officiating. Burial will follow in Kindle Cemetery, Montgomery, AL. Hillside Mortuary, Directing. She leaves to cherish her memory, six devoted nieces, Josie Jones, Alma Smith, Sarah Stovall, Easter S. Williams, Carrie Bell Henry of Montgomery, AL, and Annie Pearl McPherson of Detroit, Michigan; one nephew, Samuel Smith of Detroit, MI; and a host of great-grand nephews and nieces and other devoted relatives, friends, and neighbors to numerous to name.
SMOKE, Mrs. Linda Jean
SMOKE, Mrs. Linda Jean, 51, a resident of Wetumpka, AL died Monday, January 2009. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. from the Cathmagby Baptist Church, Wetumpka, AL with Pastor John W. Smoke, officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillside Memorial Gardens. Hillside Mortuary Directing. She leaves to cherish her memories, a loving and devoted husband of twenty nine years (29), Pastor John Willie Smoke, Wetumpka, AL; two children, Derrick DeJuan Means, Columbus, GA, and Tiffany Michelle Smoke, Wetumpka, AL; two special grand daughters, Raven Nicole Russell and Zyon Jakayla Smoke of Wetumpka, AL; loving and devoted parents, Mr. McKinley Means Sr. and Ruby Means; mother-in-law, Mrs. Jennie Smoke all of Wetumpka, AL; five sisters, Mary Alice Wise and Cheryl Dennis of Wetumpka, AL, Maxine Means, Connie Means, and Gail Means of Montgomery, AL; three brothers, McKinley Means Jr., Bobby (Roxanne) Means Sr. and Keith (Ursula) Means of Wetumpka, AL; one god brother, Stevie Smoke, Fort Pierce, FL; one god sister, Annie Lykes, Wetumpka, AL; five sisters-in-law, Velair (Robert) Edwards, Mary Smoke, Mattie Smoke, and Jennifer Smoke, all of Wetumpka, AL, and Barbara Smoke, Montgomery, AL; two brothers-in-law, Rev. Henry (Nellie) Smoke, Atlanta, GA and Michael Smoke, Wetumpka, AL; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
PARKER, Mr. Eddie
PARKER, Mr. Eddie, a resident of Prattville, AL was called to eternal rest on January 16, 2009. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. from the First Missionary Baptist Church, Prattville, AL with Pastor Fred A. Gray officiating. Burial will follow in Chapman Cemetery, Prattville, AL. Visitation will be held Friday, January 23,2009 at Davis Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with family time from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Davis Funeral Home Directing
JENKINS, Deacon Elliott
JENKINS, Deacon Elliott, a resident of Montgomery, AL, entered his eternal rest on January 17, 2009 at Baptist South Hospital Montgomery, AL. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 12:00 noon at the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Burkville, AL with Pastor Eric Brown, Jr. officiating, Bell Funeral Home directing. Interment will be in the churchyard cemetery. Elliott leaves to cherish his memories a caring wife, Mrs. Leathia Louise Jenkins, Montgomery, AL; two daughters, Lisa (Ronald) Baptiste, Duluth, GA, Blance (Terrell) Williams, Montgomery, AL; one son, Kenneth Jenkins, Virginia Beach, VA; two stepsons, Eric Davis, Atlanta, GA, Connery Davis, Hoover, AL; two goddaughters, Tatiana Robinson, Queenie Robinson, seven grandchildren, Kenneth Jenkins, Montgomery, AL, Keith Jenkins, Virginia Beach, VA, Ronald K. Baptiste, Duluth, GA, Carmen Jenkins, Virginia Beach, VA, Ryan K. Baptiste, Duluth, GA, Kellie Williams, Montgomery, AL, and Lundon Jenkins, Virginia Beach, VA, five sisters, Mrs. Annie J. Pringle, Mrs. Mary J. Gardner, Burkeville, AL, Mrs. Juanita Miles, Montgomery, AL, Mrs. Jimmie (Haygood) Wilson, Springfield, MA, Mrs. Effie (Clark) Johnson, Hope Hull, AL; two brothers, James A. Jenkins, District Height, MD, and Theodore (Jean) Jenkins, Montgomery, AL. A host of nieces and nephews cousins and friends, including two best friends, a neighbor, and best friends, Samuel Bruce and James McDonald. The body will lie in state at the church from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Family hour will be held on Friday, January 23, 2009 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Bell Funeral Home Chapel.
MOODY, Mrs. Reina C.
MOODY, Mrs. Reina C. age 74, a resident of Pinson, TN and formerly of Elmore, AL passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2009. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. from the chapel of Brookside Funeral Home with Rev. O.D. Bowling officiating. Mrs. Moody is survived by her children, Jim Moody (Kathy) of Millbrook, AL, Dan Moody (Debbie) of Jemison, AL, Reinie Grubb (Bernie) of Ocala, FL, Tim Moody (Jo) of Wetumpka, AL, Sam Moody (Lori) of TN, Jonathan Moody (Nikki) of Ocala, FL; sister, Liz Lutz of FL; brothers, Harold Brooks of MI, Keith Held of MI, Wayne Held of MI; twenty-one grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Brookside Funeral Home of Millbrook, AL Directing
WHITE, Mrs. Sandra Elizabeth
WHITE, Mrs. Sandra Elizabeth, age 62 of Arab, Alabama, died Thursday, January 22, 2009 at her residence. She was born March 29, 1946, in St. Louis, Missouri to Frederick Earl McGlothlin and Mary Ella Gillespie McGlothlin. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Billy J. White, also of Arab, Alabama. She is also survived by her son, Bill Hendrix, Jr. (Dedie) of Alex City, Alabama, one daughter Deonna Hendrix Belcher (Keith) of Morrow, Georgia, a step son, Robert T. White (Sherri) of Helena, Alabama, a step daughter, Anna Christine Moxley (Richard) of Deatsville, Alabama, and six grandchildren, Paul Robinson, Amy Hudson, Madeline White, Emily White, Benjamin Hendrix and Richard G. Moxley, IV. She was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Patrick McGlothlin, her father and mother. She was a loyal and loving wife, mother and friend, compassionate and honest, and full of faith. For many years she was a rural route mail carrier, serving both the Bell Road area and lastly, Rural Route 1 in Snowdoun, Alabama. She was an artist, a lover of cats and nature, and a patriot. She wrote a guest column for the Arab Tribune. Until poor health prevented it, she was a Hospice volunteer. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was a member of Millbrook Presbyterian Church, PCA since 1985. Funeral service will be held Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from the Millbrook Presbyterian Church with Rev. Steve Muzzio and Rex Snider officiating. Interment will follow at Brookside Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on, Saturday, January 24, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieuof flowers the family suggest donations be made to American Cancer Society, the National MS Society or the Arthritis Foundation. Brookside Funeral Home Millbrook, Alabama Directing
HAMMOCK, Charles Curtis, Sr.
HAMMOCK, Charles Curtis, Sr., 89, of Tallassee, died Thursday, January 22, 2009, at Community Hospital. Visitation will be Friday, January 23, 2009, at Corbitt's Funeral Home in Tuskegee from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 24, 2009, at Macedonia Christian Church in Tallassee, at 1:00 p.m. Rev. David Hooks will officiate, and burial will follow in Carrville Cemetery. Mr. Hammock is survived by his sons Mike (Phyllis) Hammock, Charles Hammock and Larry Hammock, his daughter Judy Hammock Nunn, ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Flora L. Hammock and his daughter Ann Schonberger.
KNIGHT, Mr. M. C.
KNIGHT, Mr. M. C. funeral service will be held Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. from Union Baptist Church with Rev. L. C. Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Oakerbar cemetery. Hudson Funeral Services Directing
STEWART, Mr. John L., Sr.
STEWART, Mr. John L., Sr., a resident of Tuskegee, AL, died Sunday January 18, 2009. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. from the Tuskegee Church of Christ, Tuskegee, AL with Bro. Floyd Rodgers officiating. Interment is scheduled for Monday, January 26, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. (EST) in Forrest Lawn Memorial Garden, 5755 Mallory Road, College Park, GA 30349. McKenzie's Funeral Home staff directing. His survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Vivian Goree Stewart, Tuskegee, AL; children, John (Darlene) Stewart, Jr., Stockbridge, GA, Karen Stewart (Winston) Moore, Tuskegee, AL and Phyllis (Richard) Gosa, Selma, AL; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild;one brother; one brother-in-law; two sisters-in-law; other loving relatives and friends. Viewing is scheduled for Friday, January 23, 2009 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at McKenzie's Funeral Home Chapel.
PARISH, William Martin
PARISH, William Martin "Bill," a resident of Somerset Assisted Living in Dothan, died Thursday, January 22, 2009, at Extendicare Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was 87. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 2009, at First Baptist Church of Dothan with Dr. Johnny Fain, Dr. Harper Shannon and Rev. Bob Gross officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery with Byrd Funeral Home on West Main Street directing. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. on Saturday prior to services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6267, Dothan, AL 36302, or to First Baptist Church, 300 W. Main Street, Dothan, AL 36303. Mr. Parish was born to Curtis Parish and Maude Murphy Parish on a farm near Abbeville on July 25, 1921 and lived the early years of his life there. He was a 1939 graduate of Abbeville High School and attended Holmes Junior College in Mississippi. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in the European Theater prior to his honorable discharge in 1945. He entered Auburn University in 1946 and graduated with a degree in agriculture and banking in 1948. Upon graduation, Mr. Parish was employed with the Farmer's Home Administration (USDA), in Houston County, making loans to farmers to buy land, homes and to operate their farms. He was later promoted to County Supervisor and put in charge of F.H.A. operations in Green and Hale counties. On August 1, 1955, Mr. Parish began a long career with Dothan Bank and Trust (later First Alabama Bank and now Regions Bank). He retired as Executive Vice-President in May of 1981. Mr. Parish was a member of First Baptist Church of Dothan. Mr. Parish was preceded in death by a sister, Delia Parish Knowles, (wife of James Arthur Knowles of Headland) and by his wife of 47 years, Frances Seay Parish, who went to be with the Lord on July 4, 1996. Survivors include his daughter, Jan Parish McBrayer, and her husband, Nicky, of Montgomery; two grandsons, Mark Parish McBrayer, and Thomas Edward McBrayer, both of Montgomery; a niece, Kay Knowles Hancock, and her husband, Steve, and their two daughters, Randi Hancock Harpe and Kendall Hancock Mims, and her husband, Joey, and their daughter, Murphy Lynn Mims, all of Headland. Serving as active pallbearers will be Jerry Johnson, George Flowers, Jack Stuckey, Jon Stuckey, George Murphy, Mack Murphy, Buddy Pittman and Steve Hancock. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be members of the Matthews – Sanders Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church.
TRAWICK, Audie Smith
TRAWICK, Audie Smith, a resident of Madison, AL and a native of Henry County, AL, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2009. During her 100 years of life that began December 15, 1908, she was a devoted wife, dedicated mother, loving sister, loyal friend, adoring grandmother and great-grandmother and most importantly, a faithful servant of God. She faced many challenges and tragedies in her lifetime, but always had a hope that endured due to her unwavering faith. Mrs. Trawick resided at Morningside Assisted Living in Madison since 2006. Previously, for twenty-four years, she lived in Montgomery, AL, and prior to that for most of her life in Eufaula, AL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas M. Trawick (1942), son, Robert Hugh Trawick (1955), daughter, Betty T. McCutchin (2006), and sisters, Maudie Smith Rhodes, Willie Belle Smith Capps and Lorraine Smith Owens. Survivors include her daughter, Marcia T. Fugaro and husband, RADM Anthony Fugaro of Cleveland, OH, son-in-law, Emmett (Pete) L. McCutchin of Montgomery, AL; two grandchildren, Dr. Steven H. Fugaro and wife, Jill of San Francisco, CA, Judith Jones and husband, George of Madison, AL; four great-grandchildren, Kevin Fugaro, Morgan Miller, Audrey Miller and Isaac Jones. She is also survived by a niece, Margie Bush, nephews, Joe and Edward Rhodes, great-nephew, Steve Trawick and a host of other dearly loved family. A graveside service will be held at Fairview Addition Cemetery, North Orange Avenue, Eufaula, AL on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 1:00 P. M. with Reverend Robin Wilson officiating. Pallbearers include Pete McCutchin, Kevin Fugaro, Morgan Miller, George Jones, Chad Bush and Andy Bush. Honorary pallbearers are Veston Bush, Joe Rhodes, Edward Rhodes, Steve Trawick and Bobby Miller. Flowers may be given or donations may be made to Aldersgate UMC, 6610 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, AL 36116. Holman-Abbeville Mortuary Arranging 334-585-5261
STEPHENS, Col. Robert A.
STEPHENS, Col. Robert A., USAR, of Ozark, Alabama passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. EST Friday, January 23, 2009, at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery in Seale, Alabama under the direction of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Ozark-Dale County Public Library, 416 James Street, Ozark, AL 36360 or Wiregrass Hospice, P.O. Drawer 2127, Dothan, AL 36302. Col. Stephens was born in Augusta, Georgia on January 1, 1930 and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1953. He entered the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant, attended flight school, and went to Korea as a helicopter evacuation pilot. After leaving active duty, he joined the Army Reserves where he retired as a Colonel after serving in various places for 39 years. He worked at Fort Rucker as a Department of the Army Civilian flight instructor for 35 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto H. Stephens and Katherine Spears Stephens. Survivors include his wife, Roses O'Leary Stephens; four children, Mark Stephens (Wini), Susan Creel (Doug), Bill Stephens (Allyson), Bo Stephens (Barbara); twelve grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Mary O. Baldauf. The family is most grateful for the care and support of Wiregrass Hospice during the last three months. Fuqua-Bankston Directing
CARTER, Lorine P.
CARTER, Lorine P., a resident of Montgomery, AL., expired Monday March 23, 2009 in a local residence. Funeral arrangements and survivors will be announced later by E. G. Cummings Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
PATTON, Emmitt L.
PATTON, Emmitt L., a resident of Montgomery, Alabma expired Sunday, March 22, 2009 at his residence.
CAMP, Frances Prickett
CAMP, Frances Prickett, 92, a resident of Montgomery, AL, passed away at her home on Sunday, March 22, 2009. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Leak-Memory Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Frances was born in Guntersville, AL, but her father was a Methodist minister so she moved often during her childhood. She graduated from the University of Montevallo in 1938 and then taught at Isabella High School where she met the love of her life, Harold Camp who also taught at the school. After a whirlwind romance, they married on April 22, 1939. The family moved to Montgomery in 1944 and Frances became a full time wife and mother. In addition to raising five children, she was a substitute teacher, Cub Scout den mother, a Tri-Hi-Y advisor, and donated numerous hours to charitable causes. She was a charter member of St. James United Methodist Church and presently a long time member of Frazier Memorial United Methodist Church, past president of the Montgomery Homebuilders Association Auxiliary, and past president of the local chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Frances was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, John Harold Camp, Sr. and daughter, Mary Frances Camp. She is survived by daughter, Dana Jo Condon (John) of Montgomery, AL; three sons, Sam T. Camp (Ella) of Fairfield Glade, TN, John H. Camp, Jr., and Eugene Carter Camp, both of Montgomery, AL; grandchildren, James H. Camp, Ph.D., Christopher Robins Camp, Donna Estelle Lawrence, Dana Frances Lawrence, Suzanne Camp Brocato, Kay Annette Thomas, Mike Bancroft, Paul Bancroft, Tyler Condon Traficanti, Catherine Hails Condon, and Elizabeth Broun Condon; and five great grandchildren. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing