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01-13-1999 Jacksonville News (Alabama)

Services for Vera Cobb Denham, 85, of 315 Longshore Drive, will be today at 2 p.m. at Young?s Chapel Methodist Church with the Rev. Rodney Gilmore officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Gray Brown-Service Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Denham died Friday at Regional Medical Center.Survivors include two sons, Ed Denham of Jacksonville and Bobby Denham of Kansas; a daughter, Lisa Nenitz of Alexandria; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jim Tidwell, Tony Williams, Carl Hicks, Don Chandler, Joel Hovedon, Donnie Heath, Richard Braden, Jerry Hudson and Harold Carroll.
Mrs. Denham was a native and lifelong resident of Calhoun County. She was a Methodist and was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Denham, a daughter, Glendon Hicks, a son, Jackie Denham and a grandson, Wendell Hicks.


Graveside services for Billy J. Goodwin, 68, of 1121 Hillcrest Drive, Weaver, were Monday at 1 p.m. at Anniston Memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. David Daniels officiating. K. L. Brown Funeral Home & Crematory was in charge.
Mr. Goodwin died Friday at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Polly McFall Goodwin of Weaver; three sons, Rick Goodwin and Steve Goodwin, both of Jacksonville and William Goodwin of Weaver; three sisters, Bertie Bailey of Jacksonville, Mary Goodwin of Anniston and Frances Taylor of West Virginia; three brothers, Dock Goodwin of Piedmont, Junior Goodwin of Jacksonville and Larry Goodwin of New Hampshire and four grandchildren, Kayla Goodwin, Chad Goodwin, Neil Goodwin and Aaron Goodwin, all of Jacksonville.
Pallbearers were Aaron Goodwin, Chad Goodwin, Neil Goodwin, Mike Goodwin, Jeff Fuller and Leon McFall.
Mr. Goodwin was a native of Jacksonville and returned to live in Weaver after 20 years service in the U. S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lamar Goodwin.Donations may be made to American Lung Association of Alabama, P. O. Box 55209, Birmingham 35255.



Services for Mildred Huffar Harris, 87, of Jacksonville, formerly of Gadsden, were held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Collier-Butler Funeral Home in Gadsden. The Rev. Will Garrett officiated. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Attalla.
Mrs. Harris died Jan. 5.
Survivors include Carolyn Serviss of Jacksonville; three grandchildren, William Spann of Virginia Beach, Va., Elizabeth Duggan of Charleston, S.C. and Emory Serviss of Atlanta; and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Harris, a longtime resident of Gadsden and Attala, was a member of Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Harris and a daughter, Jo Harris Spann.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jacksonville State University Foundation, 700 Pelham Road N., Jacksonville, 36265.




Graveside services for Morris ?Jack? Jennings Morgan, 78, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Nances Creek, were Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. at Nances Creek Cemetery. Dr. Will Garrett and the Rev. Joe Harris officiated. Burial was at Nances Creek Cemetery.
Mr. Morgan died Jan. 2 in Houston.
Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Morgan of Houston; a daughter, Katherine Hutmacher of League City, Texas; two sons, Samuel Harvey Morgan of Lufkin, Texas and Ben C. Morgan of Nashville; and two grandchildren, Sarah Morgan and Michael Morgan of Nashville.
Mr. Morgan was born Aug. 31, 1920 in Calhoun County near Jacksonville. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy in April 1940 and was a survivor of the sinking of the USS Yorktown in the Battle of Midway in June 1942. He earned Naval Aviator Wings and was commissioned a naval officer in December 1944 after which he served in the Pacific and Japan.
Following his discharge from the Navy in 1946, he began his career in commercial and corporate navigation. He flew 20 types of aircraft and logged over 12,000 hours in the air.
He flew over most of the world and was manager of Texas Eastern Transmission?s flight department when he retired in 1978.
Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Region 7, 504 Brookwood Blvd., Birmingham 35209.





Services for Alonzo A. Webb, Sr., 67, of 410 S.E. Vann St., were Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Ervin Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Bobby Price officiated. Burial was in Dayton, Ohio.Mr. Webb died Jan. 6 in his home.
Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Webb of Jacksonville; a daughter, Valerie D. Norton of Columbus, Ohio; a son, Alonzo A. Webb, Jr., Columbus; and five grandchildren.Pallbearers will be nephews.
Mr. Webb retired in 1992 from Dayton School System. He was a member of Alabama A&M Alumni Association and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.





5-31-1998 Huntsville Times

Claude Berryhill Jr., 78, of Huntsville died Saturday at a Huntsville hospital. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Spry Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Scott Gossett officiating.
Mr. Berryhill was a Madison County native and was a retired chief boatswain with the Navy after 30 years of service. He was formerly employed with NASA security.
Survivors include his wife, Lois C. Berryhill; three sons, Barry A. Berryhill of Madison and Freddy M. Berryhill and Dennis P. Berryhill, both of Huntsville; two daughters, Judy A. Sands and Kim Jones, both of Huntsville; and 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Spry.


SCOTTSBORO - Kay Bohannon, 39, died Saturday at a Huntsville hospital. The funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Scottsboro Funeral Home.
Survivors include one daughter, Jessica Hastings of Scottsboro; one son, Paul Hastings of Scottsboro; her father and stepmother, Carl and Ramona Adkins of Pisgah; three sisters, Taletha Adkins of Stuart Draft, Va., Carla Reed of Pisgah and Becky Greene of Douglas; one brother, Venson Adkins of Smyrna, Tenn.; and one grandson.
Visitation will be today from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.

ALBERTVILLE - Spegiel Murdock Burke, 79, formerly of Grove Oak, died Wednesday in a Gadsden hospital. The funeral was Saturday at 11 a.m. at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Phillips and the Rev. Jimmy Howard officiating.
Burial was in Greens Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Burke was a DeKalb County native and a retired mail carrier. He was a World War II veteran and a Mason.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Burke; three daughters, Paulette Esco of Birmingham and Betty Ann Antonidis and Judy Faye Burnett, both of Houston; one son, Don Burke of Albertville; one sister, Jessie Britton of Albertville; one brother, Woodrow Burke of Anniston; and eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


JACKSON, Miss. - Herbert Holt Coleman Sr., 61, died Wednesday at a Phoenix hospital. The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Burial will be in Parkway Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Coleman had lived in Jackson most of his life and was a senior vice president with Trustmark Bank before retiring in 1992 after 32 years. He was a fund-raiser and supporter of various charities. He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian.
Survivors include his wife, Marimae Clark Coleman; one daughter, Sarabeth Coleman Martinson of Huntsville; one son, Herbert H. Coleman Jr. of Phoenix; one sister, Carolyn Coleman Downs of Ft. Myers, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 16808, Jackson, Miss. 39236.




ALBERTVILLE - Amy Gail Engle, 22, of 161 Woodland Trails died Friday in a traffic accident near Guntersville. The funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home in Albertville.
Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Joey L. Engle of Albertville; her mother, Syble J. Engle of Albertville; her father, Lonnie Engle of Crossville; two sisters, Sandra Prickett and Rebecca L. Price, both of Albertville; and one brother, Tommy Engle of Crossville.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Patricia Christine Robbins Gillispie, 47, formerly of the Rainsville area, died Wednesday in Jacksonville. The funeral was Saturday at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brother Billy Summerford and Brother Jimmy Summerford officiating.
Burial was in New Canaan Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Lisa Ann Roebuck of Clanton; her mother, Erma Robbins of Rainsville; four sisters, Marie Ryan and Joyce Hickcox, both of Rainsville, and Omie Thigpen and Gaynell Robbins, both of Jacksonville; four brothers, Jimmy Robbins and Arnold Robbins, both of Rainsville, and Jerry Robbins and Ricky Robbins, both of Jacksonville; and four grandchildren.

PUEBLO, Colo. - James William King, 50, died Monday at his home. A graveside service will be Monday at 2 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Bridgeport with the Rev. George Maynor officiating and Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson directing.
Mr. King was an engineer for T.T.C. Railroad and the Santa Fe Railroad.
Survivors include three sons, Jason King of Davenport, Iowa; Erik King of Chicago; and Ian King of Dalton Gardens, Idaho; and one sister, Remelle Sowenski of Guild, Tenn.
Visitation will be today from 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.


FLAT ROCK - Gene J. Ott, 90, died Saturday at his home. The funeral will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Kerby Funeral Home in Henagar with Elder Herbert Chapman and Elder Lee Price officiating.
Burial will be in Fuller Cemetery in Ider.
Mr. Ott was retired from Combustion Engineering in Chattanooga and was a member of Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church in Ider.
Survivors include his wife, Tola Ott; two daughters, Bobbie Jean Broyles and Judy Wootten, both of Ider; two sons, Boyd Ott of Flat Rock and Ronnie Ott of Ider; and 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin today at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.



POWELL - Everettle B. Saffels, 84, died Thursday at a Scottsboro hospital. The funeral will be today at 2 p.m. at Sand Mountain Funeral Home in Rainsville with the Rev. Melvin Dawson officiating.
Burial will be in Liberty Methodist Cemetery in Dawson.
Survivors include six daughters, Brenda Higgins of Grove Oak, Northene Coffey, Jessie Saffels and Donna Smith, all of Dawson; Lavorene Whitton of Section and Trecia Smith of Geraldine; five sons, Wadis Saffels of Fyffe and Verlon Saffels, Enos Saffels, Farris Saffels and Lamar Saffels, all of Dawson; one sister, Beatrice Maxwell of Arab; one brother, Vance Saffels of Englewood, Tenn., and nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

BIRMINGHAM - Gordon Everett Smithey, 82, died Saturday. The funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Valhalla Funeral Home chapel in Midfield. Among those officiating will be the Rev. Michael Dowling and the Rev. Pageant Cope.
Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Smithey; three daughters, Louise High of Birmingham, Janice Bryant of Gadsden and Sandra Dowling of Pinson; two sisters, Georgia Bice and Vera Mullin, both of Huntsville; and 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 5:30 to 8 p.m.


CHATTANOOGA - Lola Mae Stephenson, 87, died Friday. The funeral will be today at 1 p.m. at Kerby Funeral Home in Henagar with the Rev. Thomas Wallace officiating.
Burial will be in Fuller Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Louise Chapman of Chattanooga and Sue Wilson of Henagar; three sons, David Stephenson of Flat Rock, J.C. Stephenson of Rising Fawn, Ga., and Billy Stephenson of Higdon; four sisters, Orstine Sanders of Chattanooga, Hazel Horton of Tazewell, Tenn., Ruby Mayo of Flat Rock and Jewell Hunt of Rossville, Ga.; and 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.





5-1-98 Huntsville Times

SCOTTSBORO - Juanita Lawson Abercrombie, 81, died Thursday at a local hospital. The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Dr. Dennis Sansom officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, John Abercrombie; one daughter, Anne Wilson of Kingsport, Tenn.; one son, Joe Abercrombie of Scottsboro; one brother, Bud Lawson of Birmingham; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be today from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church in Scottsboro.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Jean Forrester Arnold, 63, of 2006 Jones Blvd. died Thursday at a Tennessee hospital. The funeral will be Saturday at Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home in Murfreesboro at 10 a.m. with the Rev. James E. Avaritt Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Rosselawn Memorial Gardens. Survivors include her husband, Grover Franklin Arnold; two sons, Huntsville City Councilman Ken Arnold and Bill Arnold of Hendersonville, Tenn.; one brother, Thomas Forrester of Orlando; one sister, Nancy Snarski of Wood Haven, Mich.; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m.

FLAT ROCK - William Martin ''Bill Boydston, 56, died Thursday. The funeral will be Saturday at Kerby Funeral Home in Henagar with the Rev. Dan Kirkpatrick and the Rev. Darrell Sears officiating. Burial will be in Fuller Cemetery in Ider. Survivors include his wife, Lola Boydston; one daughter, Lisa Michelle Roberson of Mooresboro, N.C.; two sons, Alex Kim Boydston and Ricky Anthony Boydston, both of Huntsville; three sisters, Irene Clemons of Ringgold, Ga., and Dorothy Walker and Gracie Louise Young, both of Ider; one brother, the Rev. Arthur Boydston of Ider; and three grandchildren. Visitation will be today until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Angela L. Demorest, 35, of Huntsville died Wednesday at a Huntsville hospital. No funeral is planned. Spry Funeral Home is in charge.

Frankie W. Doolittle of Huntsville died Thursday at a local hospital. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church. A private graveside service for the family is planned at Maple Hill Cemetery with Laughlin Service Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Doolittle was a native of Wilkinson County, Ga., and had been a Huntsville resident since 1964. She was a member of First Baptist and former deputy corporate information officer at the Army Aviation and Missile Command. Survivors include her husband, Frank Doolittle; two daughters, Karen Doolittle of New York City and Tracy Doolittle of Nashville; and one sister, Deloris Redding of Bluffton, Ga. Visitation will be Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Laughlin. Memorial donations may be made to the Huntsville Humane Society.

Elder Dave J. Draper Sr., 74 of 4921 Lumary Dr. died Monday at a Huntsville hospital. The funeral will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Beirne Avenue Church of God in Christ with Bishop Oscar L. Meadows officiating. A memorial service will be Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Beirne Avenue church. Burial will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens with Royal Funeral Home in charge. Survivors include his wife, Willie Mae Draper; one daughter, Betty Damper of Erie, Pa.; two sons, Elder Dave Draper Jr. and Elder Jesse Draper, both of Huntsville; four sisters, Odie Watson of Tacoma, Wash., Nancy Phillips of Washington, D.C., and Elnora Griffin and Beulah Draper, both of Madison; six brothers, Elton Draper and Elder Oscar Draper, both of Huntsville, Albert Draper and Alton Draper, both of Madison, Elder John V. Draper and Minister Alfonso Draper, both of Chattanooga; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church. The body will be at the church two hours before the funeral Sunday. Memorial donations may be made to the Dave Draper Sr. Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 3922, Huntsville 35810.

ELKMONT - Donald Wayne Fleming, 39, of 23791 Norman Lane died Thursday at an Athens hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Marshall Norman and the Rev. J.D. Saint officiating. Burial will be in Limestone Memorial Gardens. Survivors include his wife, Jackie Fleming; two sons, Jason Wayne Fleming of Boaz and Phillip Steven Fleming of Elkmont; one daughter, Kristina Fleming of Athens; his mother, Jackie Rene Morrison of Elkmont; four brothers, James A. Griffin of Altoona, Danny Wayne Morrison of Airton, Ala., Donnie Wayne Morrison of Opp and Carl Jefferson Morrison of Decatur; two sisters, Diane Taylor of Elba and Shelia Griffin of Altoona; and one grandchild. Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m.

CROSSVILLE - Samuel Keith Fowler, 45, died Tuesday at his home. The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Simmons, the Rev. Marvin Dover and the Rev. Russell Pinyon officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Survivors include two daughters, Melissa Bonds and Amy Bodine, both of Guntersville; one son, Dustin Fowler of Martling, Ala.; his parents, Ladue and Jean Fowler; three brothers, Ladon Fowler, Farris Fowler and Roger Fowler, all of Painter, Ala.; and five grandchildren.

John Earl Gordon, 24, of Huntsville died Tuesday at a local hospital. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Spry Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy Loveday officiating. Burial will be in Fowlkes Cemetery. Survivors include his mother, Joann Gordon of Scottsboro; five sisters, Diane Buchanan of Huntsville, Linda Garrison of Swearengin, Pamela Lemley of Ragland, Mickey Gordon of Riverdale, Ga., and Sandra Sanders of Fayetteville; six brothers, Ronnie Malone, Kenneth Malone and Michael Malone of Huntsville, Jeffrey Malone of Woodville, James Donald Gordon of Hotrock, Tenn., and J.R. Gordon of Fayetteville, and special friends, John and Bonnie Preston. Visitation will be today from 5 to 9 p.m.

HARTSELLE - Durrell ''Dood Johnson, 81, of 410 Rock St. died Thursday at a Decatur hospital. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald C. Rice officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery near Eva. Mr. Johnson was a member of First Christian Church in Hartselle, a World War II Army veteran and a retiree from Arvins in Columbia, Ind. Survivors include his wife, Faye Oden Johnson; one daughter, Pamela Hensley of Park City, Utah; three sisters, Jimmie Diamond of Boaz, Ila Dean Urshan of Dunnellon, Fla., and Juanita Moore of Eva; and one grandson.

Luther Jordan, 84, of 261 Seminole Dr. died Thursday in Manchester, Tenn. The graveside service will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at No. 4 Hall Cemetery on Stringfield Road with the Rev. James Lane officiating. Royal Funeral Home will be in charge. Survivors include three daughters, Nannie Joiner of Detroit, Lula Murritt of Decatur and Gloria Jordan of Nashville; one son, Bobby Brown; one sister, Cora J. Tibbs, both of Huntsville; and 11 grandchildren.

Dr. Harrison McMains, 92, of 237 Inverness Dr. died Wednesday at a local hospital. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at First Christian Church with Dr. Harold Dowler officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery with Laughlin Service Funeral Home in charge. McMains, pastor of First Christian Church from 1960 to 1970, was active in the Huntsville community and in Jasper and Atlanta where he did much volunteer work. He won many awards, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Award for outstanding service in human relations and the brotherhood award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews. A graduate of Lynchburg College, he was inducted into the Lynchburg College Sports Hall of Fame. He was past president of the Boys Club, the American Red Cross and the Rotary Club. Before becoming a minister, he was in show business, singing in Ziegfields ''Rio Rita one season and Schwab & Mandels ''New Moon the next season. Survivors include a son, Harrison McMains III, and a daughter, Nancy McMains Stayman, both of Huntsville; four grandchildren, Virginia G. Kennedy of Atlanta, Carol G. Miner of Nashville, Anna Lacy McMains and Harrison Westmoreland McMains, both of Decatur; and one great-grandson, Gordon George Geddes Kennedy. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Christian Church. Memorial donations may be sent to First Christian Church, the Huntsville chapter of the American Red Cross or the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Huntsville.

Dorothy Hodges Mellette, 89, of Huntsville died Thursday at a local nursing home. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Laughlin Service Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Robert Nance officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery. Mrs. Mellette was retired from the Madison County Board of Education after 41 years. She was principal at Central School, a member of the Retired Teachers Association and a member of the Gurley Study Club and the Homemakers Club. Mrs. Doolittle was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and a lifelong resident of Madison County. Survivors include one son, Joe W. Mellette Sr. of Huntsville; two sisters, Betty Jo Johnson of Huntsville and Jean Baldwin of Knoxville; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Laughlin. Memorial donations may be sent to the Central School Library, 990 Ryland Pike, Huntsville 35811.

TOWN CREEK - John A. Miller, 72, died Thursday at his home. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Valhalla Funeral Home with the Rev. Phil Russell officiating. Burial will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens. Mr. Miller was a retired truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Louise Wright Miller of Town Creek, two daughters, Dorothy Johnson of Huntsville and Peggy Norwood of Town Creek; two sisters, Eva Kelly and Rachel Hightower, both of Huntsville; one brother, Franklin Miller of Huntsville; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley in Decatur. John R. Moore John Robert Moore, 29, of Huntsville died Saturday in Watseka, Ill. There will be no local funeral. Spry Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Mr. Moore was a Huntsville native and a professional painter. Survivors include his wife, Antonette Moore; one stepdaughter, Alexandria Richards; one son, John Robert Moore Jr.; his father, Johnny Moore, all of Huntsville; his birth mother, Carol Maso of Watseka; the woman who raised him, Ann Moore; two sisters, Donna Tomasak and Joyce Talley; and five brothers, Ray Talley of Florida and Timothy Talley, Paul Talley and Michael Talley, all of Huntsville, and Leroy Lamb.

DECATUR - Joe R. Mosley Sr. of Decatur died Tuesday at a nursing home. The funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Hillsboro with the Rev. B.L. Burgess officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Sharpley Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Mosley was born July 31, 1924, in Lawrence County. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and a member of Master Masonic Lodge No. 774. Survivors include four daughters, Susie Boukin of Garland, Texas, Jessie Allen of Decatur and Betty Williams and Annie Vernon, both of Montgomery; four sons, Lovell Mosley and Michael Mosley, both of Decatur, and Joe Mosley Jr. and Richard Mosley, both of Hillsboro; five brothers, Willie Mosley and Matt Mosley, both of Hillsboro, Woodie Mosley of Courtland, and Tom Woods and Elmer Mosley, both of Chattanooga; four sisters, Stella Mae Smith of North Courtland, Annie Louise Bolden of Hillsboro, and Mattie Fuqua and Macy Garrett, both of Chattanooga; twenty grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The body will be at the church an hour before the service.

ATHENS - Turner Laster Pitman, 74, of Aster Street died Wednesday at his home. The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Spry Funeral Home with Don Osborne officiating. Burial will be in Athens City Cemetery. Mr. Pitman was a native of Limestone County and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Jessie Black Pitman; one son, James D. Black of Chattanooga; three sisters, Ellie Miller, Nettie Pitman and Elizabeth Hardy, all of Athens; and two brothers, Edward Pitman and Robert Pitman, both of Athens.

Loree Poulton, 78, of Huntsville died Wednesday at a local hospital. The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Valhalla Funeral Home with Dr. Walter Nunn officiating. Burial will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens. Mrs. Poulton was a member of University Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Charles A. Poulton; three sisters, Dorothy M. Flanders of Huntsville, Evon Rose of Palm Coast, Fla., and Wilma Vacek of Palacious, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

SCOTTSBORO - Claude H. Rudder, 77, died Wednesday at a Gadsden hospital. The funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson with the Rev. Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Rocky Springs Cemetery in Bridgeport. Mr. Rudder was a retired real estate broker, a former Shriner and a graduate of Florida Southern College. He was a World War II Army veteran and served in the Pacific theater. Mr. Rudder was preceded in death by one son, Capt. Rod L. Rudder. Survivors include two sons, Mark L. Rudder of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Randal S. Rudder of Phoenix; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be today from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Clarence Shelton, 91, of Huntsville died Wednesday at a local hospital. The funeral will be today at 1 p.m. at Spry Funeral Home with George Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Mr. Shelton was a Jackson County native, lived in Huntsville most of his life and was a retired textile worker. Survivors include his wife, Ethel Marie Shelton; two daughters, Joyce Sharp and Inez Reed, both of Huntsville; one son, O.J. Shelton of Oklahoma; two stepdaughters, Judy Jane Prince and Wanda Gail Orrick, both of Russellville; one sister, Pansey Busey of Huntsville; three brothers, Howard Shelton, Thomas Shelton and Floyd Shelton, all of Huntsville; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. - Mable Swing Sisk, 74, of 115 Terry Ave. died Tuesday at a Huntsville hospital. The funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at McCauley Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Brown officiating. Mrs. Sisk was a retired seamstress with Jonathan Logan and Lee Manufacturing. Survivors include one brother, Larry Swing of Meriden, Conn.; and one aunt, Ruby Bowling of Petersburg, Tenn. Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

BATON ROUGE - Carl E. Thompson, 50, died Monday at his home. The funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Church Street Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Henry Bradford Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Northside Cemetery with Royal Funeral Home in charge. Capt. Thompson was a 1963 graduate of Councill High School and later finished at Southern University in Baton Rouge. He joined the Baton Rouge Police Department in 1971 as an officer. He was commander of the communications division when he died. Survivors include Carl E. Thompson II of Baton Rouge; three sisters, Eliza Colley of Gadsden and Othorine Saunders and Dorothy Fuller, both of Huntsville; and one brother, James Thompson of Chicago.

RAINSVILLE - Doris Wells, 78, died Thursday at a DeKalb County hospital. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Edwin Dean, the Rev. Harold Mitchell and the Rev. Randy Miller officiating. Burial will be in Town Creek Cemetery. Survivors include one daughter, Ludie Mae Cuzzort of Shiloh; five sons, Terry Wayne Wells of Oneonta, Wayne Wells of Anniston, and Ronald Wells, Rodney Wells and Joey Wooten, all of Rainsville; one sister, Bertha Keith of Florida; three brothers, Raymond White of Henagar, James White of Boaz and Carey White of Barnsville, Ga.; 16 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.



11-99 Texarkana Gazette (Texas)

Robert "Bob" Jones, 82, of Fouke, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Jones was born Feb. 20, 1917, in Cotton Valley, La. He was retired owner and operator of Bob's Market, Arcata, Calif., a member of Fairland Holiness Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars and a Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Jones of Fouke; two sons, Maynard Jones of Lebanon, Ore., and Paul Jones of Arcata; four daughters, Janie Lowrance of Runaway Bay, Texas, Frances Jimerson of Sapulpa, Okla., Norma Baskette of McKinleyville, Calif., and Eva Long of Fouke; three sisters, Huline Humphrey of McKinleyville and Betty O'Neal and Annie Chaddhead of Texarkana; one brother, Johnnie Jones of Atlanta, Texas; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Fairland Holiness Church with the Revs. Lloyd Shuecraft and Joe Holland officiating. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery under direction of Texarkana Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Texarkana, 803 Spruce, Texarkana, Texas, 75501.
The family will be at their home on Arkansas Highway 71 south of Fouke.




STAMPS, Ark.-Murl Harrison, 69, of New Boston, Texas, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in a Texarkana hospital.
Mrs. Harrison was born Oct. 31, 1930. She was a homemaker and a Baptist and was preceded in death by her husband, Graves L. Harrison Sr.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Graves L. and Susan Harrison of Magnolia, Ark., and Thomas A. and Tina Harrison of New Boston; two brothers, Owen May and Arthur May of Stamps; two sisters, Adele Rader and Martha Force of Stamps; and 11 grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tom Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Stephens, Ark., Cemetery.


Hallet Jewel Moody Lester, 73, of Texarkana, Texas, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, in a local hospital.
Mrs. Lester was born Aug. 6, 1926, in Marshall, Texas. She was a retired teacher, charter member of Grace United Methodist Church, Arlington, Texas, member of Hopewell Temple CME Church, where she was a member of Hudson-Aubrey-Johnson Missionary Circle and the stewardess board, and National Assocation of Retired Federal Employees. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sammie W. Lester Sr.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Sammie W. Jr. and Mari Lester of Austin; three daughters and sons-in-law, Coletta F. and William Davis and Martrae L. and Glynn Poindexter of Arlington and Armenia D. and James Hawkins of Texarkana; one brother and sister-in-law, Calvin and Alberta Moody of Portland, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hopewell Temple CME Church with the Rev. Jane E. Mack officiating. Burial will be in Nash Cemetery under direction of Richardson Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
The family will be at the home of James and Armenia Hawkins, 4903 Leslie Lane.




Ida Adell Martin, 88, of Denton, Texas, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, in Denton.
Arrangements are pending with East Funeral Home.

Annabell Edwards, 86, of Tucson, Ariz., died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, in Tucson.
Arrangements are pending with East Funeral Home.

William M. Rathburn, 59, of Fouke, Ark., died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, in a local hospital.
Arrangements are pending with Texarkana Funeral Home.

INGLEWOOD, Calif.-Elmer Holmes, 83, of Venice, Calif., died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, in Venice.
Bishop Holmes was born Feb. 13, 1916, in Kiblah, Ark. He was pastor of First Baptist Church of Venice and former pastor in the Texarkana area.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Patterson Holmes of Venice; one son, Windell Leroy Holmes of Las Vegas; one brother and two sisters-in-law, W.J. and Ethel Holmes of Dallas and M.E. Holmes of Kiblah; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives including a niece and nephew, Minnie and Joe Floyd of Texarkana.
Services were 11 a.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. W.E. Forte officiating. Burial was in Inglewood Cemetery under direction of Inglewood Funeral Home.


Jeanette Black, 59, of Texarkana, Ark., died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, in a local hospital.
Mrs. Black was born Sept. 6, 1940, in Fouke, Ark. She was a retired employee of the Miller County Tax Office and member of Faith Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Black of Texarkana; fours sons and one daughter-in-law, Jerry and Paula Black, Scott Black and Darren Black of Texarkana and Jeff Black of Doddridge, Ark.; one daughter, Karen Propes of Manhattan, Kan.; her mother, Evelyn McFerrin of Texarkana; two sisters, Dorothy Cody of Arlington, Texas, and Linda Wardlaw of Texarkana; five grandchildren; and 12 nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Texarkana Funeral Home Fuqua-Everett Memorial Chapel with the Revs. Leo Hughes and James Ross officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Grove Cemetery.
The family will be at their home on Line Ferry Road.



NASHVILLE, Ark.-Linda D. Korzun, 59, of New Ellinton, S.C., died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999.
Mrs. Korzun was born Sept. 22, 1940, in Nashville. She was a medical health insurance administrator and member of Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Augusta, Ga.
Survivors included her husband, Edwin Korzun Sr. of New Ellenton; three sons, Edwin Korzun of Minot, S.D., David Korzun of Edmond, Okla., and Daniel Korzun of Germany; one daughter, Catherine Moore of Cupertino, Calif.; and a number of other relatives.
Services will be 11 a.m. at St. Martin's Catholic Church with the Revs. John Kerr and Jim Polk officiating. Burial will be in Nashville Cemetery under direction of Latimer Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.



De QUEEN, Ark.-Fay Noami Maynard Parramore Griffith, 83, of Gillham, Ark., died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in a local nursing center.
Mrs. Griffith was born Aug. 8, 1916, in Crum, Texas. She was a homemaker and member of Gillham First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Leo Parramore in 1977 and Leslie Griffith in 1982, and one son, Denzil Parramore in 1997.
Survivors include four sons, George Parramore of Lubbock, Texas, Jerry Parramore of Houston, Don Parramore of Seattle and Bill Parramore of Plainview, Texas; one daughter, Wanda Satterfield of Gillham; one sister, Mildred Greenhaw of Wickes, Ark.; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Gillham with the Rev. Bob McManus officiating. Burial will be Valley Cemetery under direction of Chandler Funeral Home.


FORT WORTH, Texas-Paul W. Thompson,75, of Crowley, Texas, formerly of New Boston, Texas, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Thompson was born Jan. 29, 1924, in Arkansas. He was an oil field mechanic, a Baptist, a Mason and a World War II veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Thompson, on Dec. 28, 1996.
Survivors include four sons, Paul Ray Thompson and Brent Thompson of New Boston, Steven Anthony of Keller and Wayne Anthony of Springtown; one daughter, Suzette Edwards of Crowley; two sisters, Hazel Tidwell of Simms, Texas, and Callie Shirley of New Boston; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Bates-Rolf Funeral Home Chapel, New Boston. Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth.


IDABEL, Okla.-Aline Watkins, 74, of Idabel died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in Texarkana, Texas.
Mrs. Watkins was born Sept. 27, 1925, in Sims, Ark. She was a retired sales clerk and a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan D. Watkins, in 1986.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Charlie and Donna Watkins of Broken Bow, Okla.; one daugther and son-in-law, Dana and Ken Freeman of Idabel; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Lois Gaston of Longview, Wash., and Norma and O.J. Melvin of Kelso, Wash.; three grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; eight stepgrandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Norwood-Leonard Funeral Home Chapel with Leon Green and Steve Powers officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.


El DORADO, Ark.-Sarah Ruth Jackson Lester, 81, of Vicksburg, Miss., died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999.
Mrs. Lester was born Dec. 14, 1917, in El Dorado. She was a retired secretary, a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Lester.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Sue Lester of Texarkana; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Parker Hall of Vicksburg, Miss.; one sister, Mary Andrews of El Dorado; one sister-in-law, Janice Jackson of El Dorado; 10 grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Services will be 2 p.m Saturday at First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Sycamore Grove Church of Christ Cemetery under direction of Young's Funeral Directors.


NEW BOSTON, Texas-Floyd Jimmie Grissom, 84, of New Boston died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, in a Texarkana hospital.
Mr. Grissom was born Dec. 7, 1914, in Spencer, Tenn. He was a former employee of Red River Army Depot, a member of Chapel of Light and an Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lena Mae Grissom, in 1986 and one daughter, Marilyn Harleen Grissom.
Survivors include one son, Floyd Grissom of New Boston; two daughters, Jannett Reed of New Caney, Texas, and Dorothy Pace of New Boston; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Sandhill Cemetery, Simms, Texas, with the Rev. A.M. Adams officiating. Burial will be under direction of Bates-Rolf Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.



NEW BOSTON, Texas-William Joseph Phillips, 22, of Maud, Texas, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in a Galveston, Texas, hospital from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
Mr. Phillips was born June 25, 1977, in Naples, Texas. He was an industrial construction worker.
Survivors include one son, William Phillips of Maud; his parents, Mike and Sharon Phillips of Maud and Jackie Phillips of Clute, Texas; one brother and sister-in-law, Michael Wayne and Anita Phillips of Maud; one sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Billy Ford of Plumerville, Ark.; and his grandparents, William Holder of Lake Jackson, Texas, and Addie Mae LaRue of New Boston.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Bates-Rolf Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Benny Womble officiating. Burial will be in Phillips Cemetery, New Boston.


Annice Owen of Little Rock died Thursday, Nov. 18 , 1999, in a Little Rock nursing center.
Arrangements are pending with Texarkana Funeral Home.






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