COX, Marguerite L.
COX, Marguerite L., 88, a resident of Montgomery, AL, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2009. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Mike Northcutt officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Leak-Memory on Wednesday. Mrs. Cox is survived by her son, Walter Cox (Elise) of Alexandria, AL; granddaughters, Tonya Andrews (Tommy) of Prattville, AL, Stacey Smith (Matthew) of Alexandria, AL; grandsons, Terrell Cox (Darlene) of Prattville, AL, Tyler Cox of Mobile, AL; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Caitilin, Cassidy, and Courtney Cox, Harrison and Laura Beth Andrews, all of Prattville, AL, and Colby and Micheal Smith of Alexandria, AL; brother, Aubrey Dean (Edith) of Norfolk, VA; sister, Esther Everett of New Philadelphia, OH; and several nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers will be Tyler Cox, Tommy Andrews, Johnny Kolasky, Matthew Smith, Art Long, and Ed Bowman. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of Eastmont Baptist Church. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing
COLSON, Mr. John Davis, III
COLSON, Mr. John Davis, III "Jack" 67, a resident of Prattville, peacefully slipped away into the Lord's arms on Saturday evening, March 21, 2009, at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was a member of Boone's Chapel Baptist Church and truly loved his church family. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, John Davis Colson, Jr. and Mary Hudspeth Colson, father-in-law, Bolling "Buddy" Tanner, and brother-in-law, Robert "Johnny" Tanner. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 42 years, Linda Tanner Colson; his daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Dennis James; grandson, Jesse Charles James all of Prattville; sister, Elaine Colson (Keith) Starr of Ellenwood, GA; brother, Robert E. (Jackie) Colson of Perry, GA; mother-in-law, Adele Tanner of Prattville; sister-in-law, Annette Guy of Titus, AL; nieces and nephews: Jeff (Alice) Tanner of Wetumpka; Angela (Keith) Cantrell of Prattville; Robert (Amy) Tanner of St. Cloud, FL; Michael Collins, Chris Starr, both of Ellenwood, GA; Danyelle (Chris) McDow of Perrry, GA; Kelly (Joey) Rutledge, Austell, GA; Jackie (Greg) Hogan, Perry, GA; Ami (Chris) Bloodworth of Warner Robins, GA; eighteen great nieces and nephews; special friends: David& Betty Coody, Paul Harper & Debbie Whitehouse, Stephanie Harper, Ed Boykin, Joni Evans, Bonnie & Lawrence Vickers, Judy & Tom Gay, Dale Goolsby, Colby Smith and Ryan Long. Jack was born April 9, 1941, in Columbus, GA, and grew up in Warner Robins. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1959-1966. He came to Alabama in 1967 and from that point on Prattville was his home which he dearly loved for over 41 years. He was a very proud member of the Montgomery Fire Department for 13 years where he attained the position of District Chief in charge of the Fire Medic Division. In 1975, as a lieutenant in the Medics, with the help of his fellow medics & friends, Paul Harper & James Earl Ray, he started the Paramedic Program at the old St. Margaret's Hospital. From there he moved the program to Trenholm State Technical College where the program is still on-going. In 1982 he decided that he should be in business for himself and that was definitely his calling as he thoroughly enjoyed a variety of ventures & partnerships for many years. He was a member of the Prattville Planning Commission until he became ill in June of 2008. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Prattville Memorial with Reverends Rodney Culpepper, Algie Morgan & Randy Tanner officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, March 23rd from 5:00 p.m. tol 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be his nephews & great nephews, Jeff Tanner, Robert Tanner, Michael Collins, Chris Starr, Keith Cantrell, Ryan Cantrell, & Corey Cantrell. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Rainwater, Earl Gilliland, John Gillian, Greg Gillian, & Roy McAuley. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Scott McDaniel and his wonderful staff, Dr. Parham Mora, Baptist Hospice employees: Drew Burkett, Judy McCollum, Lori Lorenzo, Isabeth Morris, LaDonna Payton, & David Castleberry. Memorial contributions may be made to Boone's Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund, 2310 Co. Rd. 66, Prattville, AL 36067; Big Oak Ranch, P.O. Box 507 Springville, AL 35146; or Baptist Hospice. "On-line" condolences may be made at www.prattvillememorial.com
WOOD, Smythe Jeffrey
WOOD, Smythe Jeffrey, Colonel (retired), US Army, Infantry, of Millbrook, AL died on March 20, 2009. "Woodie" was born July 1, 1938 in Charlottesville, VA and grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. He graduated from Norview High School in Virginia Beach in 1956, where he played on the state championship football team. He was graduated from The University of Virginia in 1960 with a BS degree in Biology and Latin. He was a member of the UVA football team and "V" Club. He received his Master of Education degree in 1974 and EdD in 1978 from The University of Virginia. He joined the Army in 1955 as a private in the Army reserves while in high school. He was commissioned through the ROTC program at the Univ. of Virginia in 1960. He taught school at Rockhill Academy in Charlottesville, VA until his first tour of duty in Korea in the 7th Inf. Div. in 1962. While in Korea he also played on the 7th Infantry Division (Bayonet) championship football team that won the first Coconut Bowl in Hawaii over the 25th Inf. Div. After completion of company command and brigade staff assignments at Ft. Dix, NJ, he spent a year in Vietnam (1966-67). He taught in the Ranger Dept., Patrolling Committee at Ft. Benning in 1967 and attended the Infantry Officer Advance Course at Ft. Benning, GA. in 1968. Nov. 1968 he returned to Vietnam as G3 Air for Strategic bombing (B-52 Coordinator) for II Field Force. He was with the 1st Battalion 10th Inf., 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Ft. Carson, Colo. Dec. 1969-1971. He taught in the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Dept. (formerly the Office of Military Leadership) at the US Military Academy at West Point, New York 1974-1978. He returned to Korea as the executive officer for the mechanized brigade in the 2nd Infantry Division (1978-79). At Ft. Hood, TX in 1979, he was XO of the 1st (Iron horse) Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. He commanded the 2nd Battalion,7th Calvary "Garry Owen" (Infantry) in the 1st Calvary Division at Ft. Hood, TX 1981-83 and was the Inspector General for the 1st Cav. Div. in 1983. He commanded the 2nd "St. Lo" Brigade of the 2nd Armored Division, at Ft. Hood, Texas 1984-86. He was deputy assistant commandant of the Infantry School at Ft. Benning, GA. when he retired in 1987. His military education included the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Airborne and Ranger Schools, Special Warfare School, Infantry Officer Advance Course (1968), Army Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas(1972) and Naval War College in Newport, RI (1984). Among the decorations he earned were the Parachutist Badge (Airborne), Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Silver Service Star, Army Service Ribbon, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Badge, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Overseas Service Ribbon (3) and Army Achievement Medal. He was the son of the late Frederick V. and Elizabeth H. Wood of Virginia Beach, VA. He is survived by wife Carolyn Walker Wood of Prattville, AL, sons Smythe J. Wood, Jr. of AL, Martin H. of McDonough, GA, Mark J. Hawkins of Chesapeake, VA; two brothers, Joseph B. of Chesapeake, VA, and Fred V. Wood, Jr. of Colorado Springs, CO; one aunt, Ruth Russell of Chesapeake, VA. One brother, Alan C. Wood of Chesapeake, VA preceded him in death. He is survived by cousins Clifford B. Mahanes, David L. Mahanes and Jean Pace of Charlottesville, VA; Lorraine Shores and Wanda Dorrier of Scottsville, VA, Richard M. Detamore of Stanardsville, VA; Deborah L. Lauderbach of Porstmouth, VA and Donna L. Johnson of Chesapeake, VA. At his request, he was cremated. A military ceremony will be held at a later date for interment of his ashes at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery in Seale, AL with full military honors. The family requests memorials be sent to The University of Virginia Fund, Smythe J. Wood Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 400314, Charlottesville, VA 22904. Cards may be sent to 133 Livingston Circle, Prattville, AL 36066.
BELL, Alsie Myers
BELL, Alsie Myers, a resident of Montgomery for 76 years and originally Waynesboro, VA, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2009. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. from the Stakely Sanctuary, First Baptist Church, 305 South Perry Street with Chaplin James R. Williams officiating. A private burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the Parlor of First Baptist Church from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., prior to the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, N.J. Bell, III; parents Mr. & Mrs. James R. Myers and eight brothers and sisters. She was a sustainer of the Montgomery Junior League, member of First Baptist Church, Montgomery Country Club, Pandora Literary Club, Les Mysterieuses and Merrie Memics. Survivors include a son Newton J. Bell, IV and wife Barbara L. Bell; daughter, Alsie B. Churchman and husband Charles G. Churchman, Norcross, GA; grandchildren, Newton Joseph Bell, V, Montgomery, Barbara Bell Kelley and husband Robert Kelley, Montgomery, Alsie Jane Benson and husband Chris Benson, Flowery Branch, GA, Sarah Catherine Churchman, Atlanta, GA; one great-grandchild Ashley Ann Kelley, Montgomery; brother-in-law, Thomas A. Bell and wife Mary Wellborne Bell, Montgomery; eight nieces & nephews; nine great-nieces & nephews. Memorials may be sent to the Montgomery Junior League or Hospice of Montgomery. Active pallbearers are Robert Kelley, Chris Benson, John Bell, Ron Wilson, Charles Churchman and Paul Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Mose W. Stuart, III and Judge A. Pope Gordon. Southern Memorial Directing
GREENE, Mrs. Jonnie W.
GREENE, Mrs. Jonnie W., 84, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2009 after an extended illness. The youngest daughter of the late William Durham and Minnie Westmoreland of Decatur, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mrs. Christine Mitchell, Mrs. Pauline Woodall and Mrs. Bernice Bice, all of Decatur. Widow of the late Clifford W. Greene of Montgomery, she is survived by her daughter, Terrell Greene; her brother, Charles E. Westmoreland; three nieces and three nephews. A private service will be held in Los Angeles, CA. Good friend, wonderful mother, beautiful woman, beautiful heart.
RUCKER, Lillian R.
RUCKER, Lillian R., 95, a resident of Wetumpka, AL passed away Sunday, March 22, 2009 in a local nursing home. Mrs. Rucker was preceded in death by her wonderful husband, Lucien Maurice Rucker, Jr. She is survived by her three sons, Lucien M. Rucker, III (Gweyn), David E. Rucker (Vicki) & Ralph E. Rucker (Deanna); sister, Emily Dunn of Pembroke Pines, FL; eight grandchildren, Michael Rucker, Sarah & Matt Rucker, Eddie Rucker, Rusty Rucker, Jennifer Whaley, Brannan Rucker & Belinda Celka; 13 great grandchildren and numerous nieces & nephews. Her Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, March 25th at 1:00 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to the service at Southern Memorial.
WRIGHT, Mr. Ulma
WRIGHT, Mr. Ulma, a resident of Millbrook, AL, expired Monday March 23, 2009 at the V. A. Hospital in Tuskegee, AL.
Funeral Arrangements and Survivors will be announced later by Davis Funeral Home.
CARTER, James, a resident of Montgomery, AL, passed away Sunday March 22, 2009.
Arrangements and survivors will be announced later. Massey Memorial Funeral Home directing.
NICHOLS, Mrs. Lula S.
NICHOLS, Mrs. Lula S., a resident of Tuskegee Inst. AL., died Saturday March 21, 2009 in Montgomery, AL.
Funeral arrangements and survivors will be announced by The Peoples Funeral Home.
MIXSON, Ruth M.
MIXSON, Ruth M., 80, a resident of Sylacauga, Alabama, died March 22, 2009 at Brookwood Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at First Baptist Church of Sylacauga at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Keith Pugh and Rev. Tim Childers officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Sylacauga, Alabama. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 25, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Ruth is survived by her husband of 55 years, Dwight L. Mixson, Sr. of Sylacauga; sons, Dwight L. Mixson, Jr. and wife Julie, of Birmingham and W. Daniel Mixson and wife, Denise of Pensacola, FL; sisters, Reba Redden and Joyce Brooks, both of Montgomery; Grandchildren, Ashley Mixson, Jenny Mixson and John Mixson of Birmingham, Hayes Mixson, Emily Mixson and Anna Mixson of Pensacola, FL. She was a 1947 graduate of Sidney Lanier High School. Mrs. Mixson was a very active member of the First Baptist Church of Sylacauga, serving as secretary for 15 years until she retired June 1, 1994. She was also youth director and taught Sunday School and was a member of the Adult III Co-Ed Sunday School Class. She was active in night Women on Missions. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Ethel McAllister and her brother, Ross McAllister. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Annie Armstrong Mission Offering at First Baptist Church, PO Box 234, Sylacauga, AL, 35150. Pallbearers will be Ed Dark, Dalbert Marsh, Barry Vaughn, Harold Wheeles, David Curry, Chuck Davis, David Jackson, and Tom Biven. Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult III Co-Ed Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church.
GOLDEN, Major William
GOLDEN, Major William, 39, a resident of Titus, AL, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2009. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church with Rev. Robert Wisnewski, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday, May 23, 2009 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Leak-Memory Chapel. Burial will be on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Adaton Baptist Church Cemetery in Adaton, MS. Major was Assistant Chief of Housing Codes Inspections for the City of Montgomery. He was preceded in death by his father, Major E. Golden; maternal grandfather, William G. Cain; and paternal grandmother, Juanita Golden. He is survived by mother, Adanne C. Golden of Montgomery, AL; maternal grandmother, Dorothy J. Cain of Montgomery, AL; paternal grandfather, Charles H. Golden of Pine Bluff, AR; uncle, Frankie Golden; cousin, Jordan Golden, both of Pine Bluff, AR; his 3 leading ladies, Heather Lord, Taylor Lord, and Katlyn Lord, all of Montgomery; and the Hellums family. He also leaves behind a host of friends. Pallbearers will be Michael Woods, William Bradshaw, Mark Woods, William Lewis Gunter, Jr., Tommy Fitzgerald, Chet Sanford, Michael Pirtle, and Thomas Karrh. Honorary pallbearers will be workers with the City of Montgomery Housing Codes Inspections Department. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. John's Episcopal Church. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing
HOLT, Bolling Hall, III
HOLT, Bolling Hall, III, age 58 died Friday, May 22, 2009. He was a lifelong resident of Montgomery and a 1972 graduate of Huntingdon College with a BA in biology. Bolling's passions were his children, family, guns, hunting, and was an avid car and motorcycle enthusiast. He was a gregarious, loving man, excited by life, and always ready to help anyone in need. He was active in many civic organizations. Bolling is a great-great-grandson of Dr. Samuel Doak Holt who was the first elected mayor of Montgomery. He was preceded in death by his father, Bolling Hall Holt, Jr., and mother, Faye Hinton Holt. He is survived by his wife Thea; son, Bolling H. Holt, IV; daughter, Brady Holt; brother, Gary Hinton Holt and sister, Alda Holt Sileo. Pallbearers will be Dr. Samuel D. Collier, Daniel Ray Lewis, Dennis Lewis, Dr. William Joseph Mitchell, Dr. J. Thomas Sanders and Jody R. Thompson. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in Greenwood Cemetery with visitation one hour prior at Leak-Memory Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. James School. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing
POPOWICZ, Elizabeth Lorraine
POPOWICZ, Elizabeth Lorraine, 87, a resident of Montgomery, AL died Friday, May 22, 2009 at a local hospital. Survivors include two daughters, Sandria P. Keel (Johnny) & Brenda P. Naftel (William); grandchildren, Nina Blaine & Bevin St. John Naftel and Walter Shane Keel; one brother, William Joseph Forshey (Joanna);sister-in-law, Jean Forshey, numerous nieces and nephews; a close family friend, Joseph M. Peil and special friends, Betty, Lucille, Deloris, and Nora and all her many other friends at Capitol Heights Place. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Popowicz and a brother, Glen Herbert Forshey, Jr. The family would like to offer a special thank you to the kind and compassionate staff at the Jackson Hospital ER. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 2:00 PM from Leak-Memory Chapel with Rev. Garner Clark, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Leak-Memory Chapel. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing
TATUM, Rev. Marva Mitchner
TATUM, Rev. Marva Mitchner, a resident of Montgomery, AL was born July 8, 1938 in Randolph County, Cuthbert, GA. She departed this life at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, AL. Rev. Tatum was the Conference Evangelist for the Central Alabama AMEZ Church. She was also a graduate of Spelman College. Funeral services will be held Tues., May 26, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. from Ebenezer AMEZ Church, Rev. Alonzo Crenshaw, officiating and The Right Rev. James E. McCoy, eulogizing. Interment will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in Henderson-Powell Cemetery, Cuthbret, GA. She is survived by one son, David Tatum; sister, Sandra (James) Thompson, sister-in-law, Mary Tatum Fannings, and a host of other relatives and friends. The remains will lie in state one hour prior to funeral services.
RYAN, M. Jean
RYAN, M. Jean, 85, a long time resident of Montgomery, AL and currently of Oxford, AL passed away May 23, 2009. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 24, 2009 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Southern Memorial. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 25, 2009 at 1pm at Southern Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Murks officiating with burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Smoke, Bill Smith, Max Conway, Johnny Lyons, Frank Ryan and Ryan Swanger. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Ryan & daughter, Rebecca Smoke. She is survived by sons, William Terry, Paul (Sarah) Ryan; grandchildren, Melanie Smoke (Talon) Kollars, April Smoke, Sam Terry; great grandchild, Rebecca Claire Kollars; sister, Elizabeth (Lomax) Conway; sister-in-law, Claire Warren; brother-in-law Brooks Ryan and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a longtime member of McGehee Road Baptist Church. The family would like to thank the staff of Signature in Home Care especially Dorothy Stevens and New Beacon Hospice.
PHILLIPS, Madle Manning
PHILLIPS, Madle Manning died Thursday, May 21, 2009 at Crowne Healthcare. She was 98. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 25, 2009 at White Chapel Greenwood Funeral Home with Byron Benson officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Mrs. Phillips is preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Newton Phillips. She is survived by her daughter, Ruby Phillips Rawlinson and her husband Edward; her grandchildren, Roanne Norris and husband Butch, Holly Davis and husband Horace, Kelly Rawlinson, Philip Rawlinson and wife Cathy; also her great-grandchildren, Katie and Paul Norris, Deanna and Will Davis and Heather Rawlinson. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions can be made to a Hospice of your choice. White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home Directing
TAYLOR, Ronny Michael
TAYLOR, Ronny Michael died Friday, May 22, 2009 at his residence. He was 58. Following a private memorial service the family will receive friends at his residence 110 Saccapatoy Dr. from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2009. He is preceded in death by his step-father Herbert Wesley Taylor. Mr. Taylor is survived by his mother, Hilda Taylor; his daughters, Ashley Elizabeth Taylor and Shannon Elizabeth Hundley; his sons, Michael Shannon Taylor, Jason Wesley Taylor (Amanda); five sisters, Linda Cohn (Richard), Teresa Albertus, Cherry Taylor, Alicia Jennings (Frank), Marcella Taylor (Eric Butler); his grandchildren, Michael Roderick Taylor, Jasmine Breanna Taylor and Alex Berry Johnson and his newborn granddaughter, Jaylee Ann Taylor. White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home Directing
PARKER, Myra Katherine
PARKER, Myra Katherine, 70, a resident of Deatsville, Al. passed away Friday, May 22, 2009. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from The New Hope Baptist Church, Beat 14, with Rev. Jimmy Simpler officiating. Interment will follow in Pine View Memorial Gardens with Ellison Funeral Home directing. Survivors are one sister, Ann Johnson, Deatsville, Al., three nieces, Debbie (Lee) Keeler, Wetumpka, AL., Teresa (Edward) Adams, Marbury, Al., Kay Kolb, Holtville, Al.four great nieces, two great nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Douglas McKee. Active pallbearers will be nephews and great nephews, Eddie Beverly, Jonathan Wood, Joey Keithan, John Kolb, Jr., Cody Floyd, Braydon Kelley, Jeremy Kolb.Visitation will be Tuesday May 26, 2009 from 1pm until 2pm from New Hope Baptist Church. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and also a member of The Eastern Star. Special thanks to Dr. Michael H. Broder and staff, Dr. Stephan Kwan, Billy, Chad and all the nurses in the CICU Unit at Jackson hospital.
RUSHING, Elise T.
RUSHING, Elise T., aged 86 died quietly in her home on May 21, 2009. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Henry O. Rushing anbd one son, D.R. (Randy) Rushing. Survivors include two sons, Terry M. and Micky H. Rushing; one daughter, Mariette R. Phillips; two grandsons, Brian K and Chad Anderson and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service in honor of her life will be held at Dalraida United Methodist Church on Monday, May 25, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Dalraida's minister, Ed Deabler will officiate the service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers any memorials be in the form of donations to the Disabled Veterans or to the Salvation Army.
McCARTHY, Stephen F.
McCARTHY, Stephen F., 70, died peacefully at home on Thursday, July 23, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Carole McCarthy; daughters, Deborah Blanchard (Wallace), West Liberty, KY; Lisa McCarthy (Ed), Pleasant Gap, PA; son, Steve McCarthy, Jr. (Mari) Tokyo, Japan; stepchildren, Sharon Busby (John) , Greg Parker (Shanda) and Mike Parker; five grandchildren, Brittany and Jessica Busby, Winston and LauraAnn Parker and Seira McCarthy. He is also survived by three sisters; Gertrude Bissonnette, Patricia Couto and Mary Rodriques and many other family members all of Massachusetts. Steve was a member of Frazer Memorial UMC for over twenty-five years and a member of the Encouragers Sunday school class. A celebration of Steve's life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 26, 2009 at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home with Rev. John Schmidt officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. prior to the service with burial immediately following in the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Montgomery or The American Cancer Society. Alabama Heritage Directing
JULIAN, Marjorie Beringer
JULIAN, Marjorie Beringer, 87, died in Jackson, MS, on July 21, 2009. She was born in Eufaula, AL, on March 24, 1922, and lived most of her life in Montgomery, AL. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Lloyd V. Julian, Sr. Margie was well-known for her love for her family, duplicate bridge, and her wonderful wit. She was a proud life master bridge player and enjoyed her many years at the Montgomery Bridge Club where she played with her dear lifelong friends at the Standard Club. She also taught Sunday School to little ones at Temple Beth-Or where she and her family were longtime members. Her family owned A. Nachman in downtown Montgomery. After retirement, she and her beloved husband, Lloyd, enjoyed years of traveling. Five years ago they moved to Madison, MS and resided at The Waterford, where they made many close friends. Margie will be remembered with great love and affection by her 3 sons and extended family and friends. They are: sons Lloyd, Jr., his wife Anne and their 3 daughters, Elizabeth Eley Julian, Laura (Julian) Obie, husband Eric and children Jackson and Harper, and Katherine Julian, all of Williamsburg, VA; Charles Julian, his wife Marilyn, and their 3 children, Charles Jr., Tom and wife Abby, and Jennifer (Julian) Jenkins, husband Jake and daughter Rebecca, all of the Jackson area; and Bill Julian and his wife Gina of Anniston, AL, and sons Andrew Julian of Birmingham, AL, and David Julian and his son, Landon of El Paso, TX. Also treasured family members, sister Eleanor (Beringer) Schlesinger of Reading, MA, her son Jimmy and wife Lorna of Ossining, NY, and daughter Susan (Schlesinger) Lederer of Reading, MA. Margie was especially close to her late brother, Arthur Beringer and his wife, Shirley and their children Rick and Marlene Beringer, Betty Lynn (Beringer) Goldberg and husband Bob of Montgomery, AL, Ken and Natalie Beringer of Marietta, GA, and Leslie (Beringer) Fitterman and husband Harvey of Marietta GA. The family will receive visitors at Leak Memory Chapel at12:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 26 followed by a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Temple Beth-Or Sisterhood in Montgomery or the Montgomery Bridge Club. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing