SEWELL, Johnny Francis
SEWELL, Johnny Francis, 70, a resident of Montgomery, Alabama, died Wednesday, July 22, 2009 after an extended illness. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at Montgomery Memorial Cemetery with Reverend Winston Brooks officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Leak-Memory Chapel. Mr. Sewell was preceded in death by his father, John William Sewell, Jr. and his mother, Leathie Nix Sewell Vann. He is survived by his step-father and friend, J.D. Vann; one son, Johnny Preston Sewell (Marleece), Atlanta; two daughters, Tina Marie Lambing (Rick), Greensburg, Pennsylvania; Tammy Leigh Sewell (Mike McCord), Montgomery; two sisters, Peggy Sewell Parker (Jimmy), Montgomery; Gloria Sewell Abernathy (Tommy), Lake Martin; four grandsons, Jonathan Sewell, Atlanta; Patrick Sewell, Atlanta; David Hill, Jr.(Holly), Montgomery; Chris Hill, Autaugaville; two granddaughters, Heather Lambing Krall (Michael), Greensburg, Pennsylvania; Melissa Lambing Biondi, Greensburg, Pennsylvania; five great-grandchildren, four nephews, Jim Parker (Ashley), Atlanta; John Parker (Ashley), Montgomery; Tom Abernathy (Mara), Birmingham; John Abernathy (Lindsey), Birmingham; one aunt, Betty Sewell Bishop, Barrington, Illinois. Serving as pallbearers will be David Hill, Jr., Chris Hill, Jonathan Sewell, Patrick Sewell, Jim Parker and John Parker. Johnny was loved by his family and will be greatly missed. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be sent to Young Meadows Presbyterian Church Building Fund, Child Evangelism Fellowship, or to your favorite charity. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing
GREEN, Mr. Will Henry (Bay)
GREEN, Mr. Will Henry (Bay), 78 a resident of Montgomery, AL departed this life peacefully Monday, July 20, 2009, following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Oak Grove Baptist Church #2 in the Macedonia Community with Rev. Thomas Dixon, officiating. Interment will follow in Montgomery Memorial Cemetery with Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc., directing. He will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. He was retired from the Montgomery Public School System at the Transportation Department as a mechanic. He was preceded in death by one son, William Tatum. He is survived by two daughters, Carrie (Andrew) Long III and Rhonda Greene; three sons, James Tatum, Marcus Greene and Samuel Tatum, Sr. (Lisa Freeman); two stepdaughters, Shirley Phelan and Debra McTier; one brother, Jim Green; two sisters, Coleen Ruth Burton and Willie Belle (Jesse) Riley; eleven grandchildren, Candra, Long, Yokeia (Reginald) Gibbs, Marquita Greene, Tiffany Perryman, Jocelyn Hall, Terrell Greene, Sherrell Greene, JaKobe Greene, Jeremy Cooper, Uniqua Tatum and Samuel Tatum, Jr.; devoted friends, Jimmie Lee Harmon, Frank and Rachel Stinson, Ada and Penn Carter, Callie and James Miller and Mary Frances Globe; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Special heartfelt thanks to Dr. David Coffey, Dr. Keith Thompson, Montgomery Cancer Center and Jackson Hospital.
HAIGLER, Ms. Helen Pickett
HAIGLER, Ms. Helen Pickett a resident of Montgomery, AL entered into eternal rest Monday, July 20, 2009. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 27, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. from Freedom Life Ministries, 233 West Fleming Rd. Montgomery 36105 with Pastor Donald Ritchie, officiating. Interment will follow in Madison Cemetery, Hunter's Station, AL with Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc., directing.
JACKSON, Ms. Nellie
JACKSON, Ms. Nellie a resident of Montgomery, AL departed this life Sunday, July 19, 2009. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. from Morning Star Baptist Church, Lowndesboro, AL with Rev. Gary Jackson, officiating. Interment will follow in Morning Star Baptist Churchyard Cemetery with Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc., directing.
THAGGARD, Connie Jean
THAGGARD, Connie Jean, 49, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2009. She graduated from TSUM's Nursing Program in 1998 and worked as a registered nurse for 9 years. Her Funeral Service is scheduled for Saturday, July 25th at 2:00 p.m. at Southern Memorial with Pastor Jim Sasser officiating & Nathan Hamilton singing. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. She is survived by her parents, Leslie & Patricia Barnett; husband, Timothy Thaggard; daughter, Kristy (Jerrold) Erhardt; sisters, Karen (Billy) Stinson & Cathy Cox; half-sister, Robin (John) Lowe; grandchildren, Kelsey Mincey & Ansley Erhardt; nephew, Daniel Barnett; mother-in-law, Carrie L. Thaggard; brothers-in-law, Tommy (Sharon Stewart) Thaggard & Chris A. (Mary) Thaggard; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces & cousins and her beloved pets, Gus & Angel. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to the Mental Health Association of Central Alabama, 730 8th Ave West, Birmingham, AL 35204.
MOSS, Margie Stone
MOSS, Margie Stone of Montgomery, died Thursday, July 23, 2009. She was 94. Graveside services will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2009 at Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Moss was born in Montgomery on January 16, 1915 to Edward Leo and Maggie Wilson Hall. She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, John G. Stone and Robert W. Moss; sister, Louise Hall, and grandparents, Thomas J. and Dora Fisher Hall and J.B. and Villula Sharp Wilson all of Montgomery and her great-grandparents, David M. and Caroline Holleman Hall of Autauga County. Mrs. Moss is survived by her two sons, Bobby G. Stone (Diane) and John D. Stone (Carolyn); grandchildren, Anne Stone of Atlanta, Ga., Heather Lee Barkhurst (Ragan), of Montgomery, Kathy Pitarresi (John) of North Richland Hills, TX; great-grandchildren, Emma and Luke Barkhurst both of Montgomery and Stone Pitarresi of North Richland Hills, Tx. White Chapel Greenwood Directing
ETHERIDGE, George, Jr.
ETHERIDGE, George, Jr., age 86, passed away at Bill Nichols State Veteran Home in Alexander City, Al. on Monday, September 21, 2009. He served in the United States Army Air Corps. Mr. Etheridge is survived by his two children, George "Trip" (Karen) Etheridge, III, Shirley Etheridge. Mr. Etheridge activities included Boy Scouts and Montgomery Bowlers Association, he worked with his wife, Hazel in Etheridge Real Estate. Graveside services will be held in Greenwood Cemetery on Friday, September 25, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Kirby Smith officiating. Donations can be made to one's favorite charity. Visitation will be held at Leak Memory Chapel one hour prior to the services. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing leak-mc.com
GUY, Anna Loree
GUY, Anna Loree, wife of the late Fred S. Guy, passed from this life on Monday, September 21, 2009 at the age of 67. She is survived by three children and their spouses, Yvette and Larry Rouse, Lindy and John Cigrang and Stephen and Sherry Guy; seven grandchildren, Stephen, Nathan and Emily Rouse, Lauren and Cameron Owens and Spencer and Sawyer Guy; two sisters, Peggy Bowers and Martha Sanford, many nieces and nephews and her loving companion, "Sassy". Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Leak-Memory Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 23, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing leak-mc.om
HILLIARD, Susan Virginia
HILLIARD, Susan Virginia, 75, passed away on Sunday September 20, 2009 after a brief struggle with cancer. Ms. Hilliard served with the United States Air Force and was a retired Federal Employee. She is survived by three loving daughters, Janet Williamson, Wetumpka, AL; Cathy King, Wetumpka, AL; Terri Whittaker, son-in-law Doug Whittaker, Houston, TX; one son, John Hilliard, Montgomery, AL; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, Leighton Lewis, Bennett Lewis; sister, Jean Hurst, and a host of other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, one grandchild, and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 24, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Leak-Memory Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A private graveside will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing
MARCUS, Henry Edward
MARCUS, Henry Edward, age 72, a resident of Montgomery, AL died on September 20, 2009. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 11:00 am at the Friendship Home Mission, 3561 Mobile Hwy with Rev. Vincent Rosato officiating. Burial in Lincoln Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.
BOWMAN, Sister Margaret
BOWMAN, Sister Margaret a resident of Montgomery, AL entered into eternal rest Saturday, September 19, 2009. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 1:00 PM from Abraham Baptist Church with Rev. Frederick Harris, Sr., officiating. Interment will follow in Montgomery Memorial Cemetery with Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc., directing. Viewing for Ms. Bowman will be Friday, September 25, 2009 at Ross-Clayton Funeral Home from 3-9pm . Sister Bowman was born to the late Edward and Mary Ballard Jones. She leaves to cherish her memories four devoted children, Althea K. Jones, Montgomery, AL, Avery (Teresia) Bowman, Hoschton, GA, Allen (Monica) McClendon and Alliro (Ella) Bowman, Montgomery, AL; a loving friend, William "Big Hand" Jackson; four sisters, Jessie M. Glenn, Eddie M. White, Elizabeth Gholston, Mary Katie (Emmett) Foster, all of Montgomery, AL; two brothers, Ceaser (Mary) Jones, Montgomery, AL and JT (Evelyn) Jones, Chicago, IL; seventeen grandchildren, Brandon (Chika), Bernel, Lauaron, Lanetta, Avery Jr., Lamar, Deion, Daurius, Denzell, William, Dontae, Alliro, Jr., Ebonee, Jovan, Allen Jr., Almonte; ten great grandchildren, Jerrika, Jordan, Shaun, Quan, Javan, Cynthia, Joviania, Amaria, Marion, Jamar and Jamia; a host of nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Special thanks to the Cancer City East, Devita Center, Wiregrass Hospice, Jackson Hopsital (3rd Floor) and Baptist South Hospital (5th Floor).
FLOYD, Mrs. Annie B.
FLOYD, Mrs. Annie B. a resident of Montgomery, AL passed away Saturday, September 19, 2009. Funeral services will be Friday, September 25, 2009 at 11:00 AM from Jackson Street Baptist Church, 430 S. Jackson St., Montgomery, AL with Rev. Donald Harris, pastor and Rev. John Gilchrist, officiating. Interment will follow in Eastwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc., directing. Mrs. Floyd will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Viewing will be held at Ross-Clayton Funeral Home on Thursday, September 24, 2009 from 3-8 pm.
KOLB, Mr. James R. Jr.
KOLB, Mr. James R. Jr., a resident of Luverne, AL departed this life Tuesday, September 22, 2009. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc.
TAYLOR, Mrs. Cordell
TAYLOR, Mrs. Cordell a resident of Montgomery, AL passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2009. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc.
HENDRIX, Green, Sr.
HENDRIX, Green, Sr. passed away September 20, 2009 at the age of 65. He came to know the Lord at an early age and was baptized. A private Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2009. He is survived by his children, Green Hendrix, Jr. (Elke), Mary Smith (Willie) & Elizabeth Hendrix; 5 grandchildren, Miranda, Ivan, Krysta, Keeann & Elijah, all of Montgomery; step children, Arnold Smith, Patricia Bradshaw, Belinda Stennis & Shelia Rhone, all of Indiana; step granddaughter, LaToya Bozeman of Montgomery and a host of relatives & friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations are made to the American Cancer Society. He has gone fishing.
TAKAC, Wanda Jo Crenshaw
TAKAC, Wanda Jo Crenshaw, Loving wife of Paul R. Takac and the late Randy Crenshaw. Devoted Daughter of the late P. Eldridge and Laverne Cardwell Owen. She was a faithful member of the Hope Hull Church of Christ, and was co-founder of Crenshaw Clean Cut Landscaping and Lawn Service. She is survived by step-son Paul Takac, Jr (Regan) of State College, Pennsylvania and step-daughter Kristen (Mike) Sczesny of Weston, Wisconsin and six loving grandchildren. Wanda will be missed by a host of friends in Montgomery and throughout Alabama and the world for her wisdom, simplicity and kindness to all she encountered. Memorial donations may be made in her name to St. Jude Children's Hospital IRDS Research. Special thanks to the nursing staff of Jackson Hospital ICU/SCU and Noland Hospital at Jackson. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. with Minister Jim Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. White Chapel - Greenwood Funeral Home and Cemetery Directing
Ms. Bertha JONES
Ms. Bertha JONES will be funeralized on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 10 A.M. The service will be held at Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church, Tuskegee, AL with the Rev. John L. Cantelow III officiating. A memorial service will follow at First Missionary Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL at 4:00 P.M. the same day, Rev. E.S. Lockhart, officiating. Bertha was a graduate and strong supporter of Alabama A&M. Her 40 year career with 4H culminated at Auburn University where she was inducted into the 4H Hall of Fame. Those left to cherish her memory: one brother, Wesley Hall (Kunkletown Town, PA; one devoted brother-in-law, Charles E. Briggins, Sr. (Huntsville, AL); several nieces: Tonya Briggins (Stockbridge, GA), Lavivan White (Southfield, MI), Beverly Stephens (Detroit, MI), Evelyn (Tony) Springer (Detroit, MI), Lisa Stephens ( Detroit, MI); several nephews: Charles E. Briggins, II( Huntsville, AL), Anthony Briggins (Huntsville, AL), Rodney Wynder( Huntsville, AL, Howard Wynder (St. Louis, MO), Anthony Stephens ( Detroit, MI), Sheadrick Stephens, Jr. (Detroit, MI), Isiah Adams, Jr. (Detroit, MI) and a host of other great nieces, great nephews, and other relatives and friends. Massey Memorial Funeral Home, Montgomery, AL. and Royal Funeral Home, Huntsville, AL Directing.
PARKER, Corinne (Davis) Parker
PARKER, Corinne (Davis) Parker, a resident of Montgomery, formerly of Tuskegee, passed away September 21, 2009, a week before her 91st birthday. She was married to the late Buford Parker; her parents were the late Grover C. and Theone Kelly Davis, of Tuskegee. She was the beloved sister of the late Grover C. Davis, Jr., the late Ryan Kelly Davis and Frances Davis Cox. She was also predeceased by two nephews, Kelly and Michael Davis. She is survived by her sister-in-law Mary D. Davis, her nieces Joyce D. Rittmanic, Judy (Cleo) Carrell of Montgomery, Theone (Wildon) Harden of Auburn, Dorothy D. Gilmore of Greensboro, NC, Deborah (Dan) Garrett of Oxford, AL, Patricia (Ken) Young of Boise, ID, her nephews Grover C. "Bubba" (Ruth) Davis of Phenix City, AL, Donald (Jan) Davis of Oklawaha, FL, James Davis of Lilburn, GA and Jerry (Elaine) Davis of McDonough, GA, 22 great nieces and nephews and 30 great-great nieces and nephews whom she loved very much. Visitation with the family will be at 1:00 PM followed by funeral services at 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 24, 2009, at Corbitt's Funeral Home, 205 N. Maple St., Tuskegee, AL. She will be buried by her beloved husband and mother in the Tuskegee Cemetery.
TUCKER, Mr. Morris G. "Buddy", Jr.
TUCKER, Mr. Morris G. "Buddy", Jr., 56, a resident of Montgomery died Saturday September 19, 2009. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday September 23, 2009 at the Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with Rev. Stewart Sunday officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing. Mr. Tucker is preceded in death by his mother, Shirlie Norman Tucker. Survivors include his wife of ten years, Connie Tucker; three children, Glenn (Brandy) Tucker, Melissa Crumpton and Chris (DeeJay) Crumpton; father, M.G. Tucker; four grandchildren, Alexus Harris, Blake Tucker, Madison Tucker and Carleigh Tucker; sister, Beth (Charlie) Roberson; special nephew, Chad Roberson; sister-in-law, Debra (Glenn) Lee; nephew, Joey Lee; and niece, Diana Lee. Active pallbearers will be Glenn Tucker, Chad Roberson, Charlie Roberson, Joseph Lee, Christopher Crumpton, Ernest Moseley, Paul Murray and Randy Knight. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
BULKA, Norma Jean Chamlee
BULKA, Norma Jean Chamlee departed this world gracefully on Sept. 22, 2009. She was born June 29, 1930 in a small township near Blevins, Arkansas and grew up in Prescott, Arkansas. She met her future husband in Dallas in 1953, married him in a ceremony ending with an arch of military sabres and a flyover, on June 29, 1956 in the Larson AFB, Washington chapel, Moses Lake, Washington. She was the quintessential Air Force wife, moving 18 times across the country and overseas during her 27 years of Air Force life, and enduring 3 one-year separations while her husband was in Thule, Greenland, Murphy Dome, Alaska and Pleiku-Danang Air Bases. Vietnam. Her son Mark, was born September 27, 1958 in Neubruke, Germany; daughter Michelle born January 9, 1960 (after 11 minutes of labor) in Hahn AFB, Germany; daughter Allison born September 18, 1964 at Laredo AFB, Texas and son Christopher born October 13, 1969 at Eglin/Hurlburt AFB Fort Walton Beach Florida, the last while her husband Ed was in Vietnam. After her husband's assignment to Maxwell AFB, Alabama in 1979 and retirement in May, 1983, they settled down in Montgomery, Alabama, never to move again. She was active in Officers Wives' Club activities and held a variety of positions on their Boards of Directors. She was also active in community activities in Montgomery, served on the Montgomery Civic Ballet Board of Directors between 1984 and 1989 and then worked as the Montgomery Ballet School Administrator until 1995 where the younger students, especially the youngest "munchkins", pre-teens, and teens named her "Auntie Bea". Many a student found comfort in her lap.. She was the "heart of the family and leaves behind her husband Colonel Ed Bulka (retired USAF), son Mark in Portland, Oregon, daughter Michelle, son-in-law Bill Geyer, grandson Nicholas and grand daughter Jessica in San Antonio, Texas; daughter Allison in Birmingham, Alabama and son Christopher in Washington, DC. She also leaves behind her elder sister Evelyn, her husband Virgil Daniel and many nephews and nieces throughout Arkansas, Texas and Nevada plus her "sisters in kind" Jane McDonald Jamison, Patsy Roady Mergo, Mary Smith Dodge and Martha Bailey Welch, to mourn her passing. She will be buried in Arlington Cemetery, with her husband. A " Celebration of Life" service will be announced at a future date.
POWELL, Deacon Herman Alexander
POWELL, Deacon Herman Alexander, age 71, a resident of Montgomery, AL expired November 18, 2009 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 1:00 pm from North Court Street Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Clifford Prevo officiating. Interment will be held at Eastwood Memorial with E. G. Cummings Memorial Funeral Home directing. The body will lie in repose from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in the church.
BURWELL, Barrett Banks
BURWELL, Barrett Banks of Canton, Georgia, died unexpectedly on November 19, 2009. Banks is survived by his father and stepmother, Philip and Louise Burwell of Ramer, AL; his mother, Sheila Barrett Johnson; his brother, Philip Carter Burwell and sister-in-law Emily Adair Burwell of Montgomery, AL; his nephews, Philip Carter Burwell, Jr. and Jackson Edward Burwell of Montgomery, AL; his aunt Lelia Burwell Boggan; his uncle, Robert L. Boggan; and cousin, Glen Boggan. Banks was born in Montgomery, Alabama on November 2, 1972. He attended The Montgomery Academy and graduated from American University with a degree in international studies. A private graveside service will be held in Montgomery, Alabama. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the United Way, P.O. Box 6135, Montgomery, Alabama 36106-0135 or to the charity of one's choice. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing