Lisa G. Clark:
Funeral services for Lisa G. Clark, 37, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday,
May 25, 2002, at Charter Funeral Home, with Rev. Dwight Joyner and Rev.
Billy Roper officiating.
Burial followed at Ryan Crossing Cemetery, with Charter Funeral Home
Clark was born in Alabama on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1964, the daughter
of Samuel David Clark and Johnnie Lawley Whitehead Clark. She was a lifelong
resident of Dogwood, but was living in Jemison at the time of her death.
She attended school at Montevallo. She was unmarried. Her favorite scripture
was Psalm 23. Lisa was a member of Grace Chapel for four years and played
softball for the church league as a catcher. Her favorite pastime was watching
Pro-Wrestling. Clark died on Thursday, May 23, 2002.
Her survivors include daughter, Jennifer McCartney, Jemison; mother,
Johnnie Whitehead, Alabaster; her father, David Clark, Maplesville; eight
brothers, Sammy Clark, Hackleberg, Michael Clark, Daryle Clark, John Lucas
Clark, Samuel Derrick Clark, all of Selma, John Lucas Clark, Samuel Derrick
Clark, David Allan Ward; one sister, Anna Marie Clark; several aunts and
uncles; and two friends, Earl and Patsy McCartney, with whom she lived
with for many years.
Mary L. Farmer:
Funeral services for Mary L. Farmer, 69, Northport, who was a former
resident of Shelby County, were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 27, 2002,
at Charter Funeral Home, with her grandsons, Pastor Patrick H. Schatzline
and Pastor Scott S. Schatzline, officiating.
Burial followed at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Alabaster, with Charter
Funeral Home directing.
Honorary pallbearers were Hospice of West Alabama and Dr. Gene Alldredge.
Farmer was a charter member of DayStar International Fellowship Church
in Tuscaloosa, of which her son-in-law, Patrick H. Schatzline, is the pastor.
She was an entrepreneur and operated her own business. Farmer died on Friday,
May 24, 2002, at her residence.
Survivors include one son, Elton R. Farmer, Mt. Olive; one daughter-in-law,
Vicky Farmer, Mt. Olive; one daughter, Deborah Schatzline, Northport; one
son-in-law, Patrick H. Schatzline; one brother, James Lowery, Jr., Maylene;
one sister-in-law, Cheryl Lowery, Maylene; two sisters, Jane Johnson, Maylene,
and Tilly Ann Jones, Daphne; one brother-in-law, Frank Jones, Daphne; five
grandchildren, Alicia R. Schatzline, Patrick H. Schatzline, Scott S. Schatzline,
Thomas E Farmer, Stacey F. Farmer; seven great-grandchildren; and many
other family and friends.
Her husband, Auburn E. Farmer, one daughter, Elisha Farmer, and one
sister, Emma Jean Huckabee, preceded her in death.
James "Barefoot" Smith:
Funeral services for James "Barefoot" Smith, 82, Orrville, will be
held on Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Rockco Funeral Home Chapel,
with Rev. Willard Scott officiating.
Burial will follow at Union Presbyterian Cemetery in Vance, with Rockco's
Funeral Home directing.
Pallbearers include Harold Delaney, Kim Scott, Craig Cook, Roy Adams,
Meryl Cook, Bunk Ingram, Larry Jones, and Joe Brown.
Smith was a veteran and a medal recipient of World War II. He died
on Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Vaughn Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice Smith, Orrville; one son, James
Larry Smith, West Blocton; two daughters, Reta Nuss, Orrville, Peggy Scott,
Thorsby; three brothers, Huey Smith, Selma, Sam Smith, Orrville, Jaycee
Smith, West Blocton; one sister, Velma Lester, Selma; nine grandchildren;
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Brown.
Darrell Dean Longsine:
A memorial service for Darrell Dean Longsine, 71, Clanton, will be
held on Sunday, June 2, 2002, at 4 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints, with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Longsine was born on May 28, 1930, in Sidney, Neb., the son of the
late Virgil Clyde Longsine and the late Viola Longsine. He was in the U.S.
Air Force and was the owner of Ike's Boot Sotre and Shoe Repair. He died
on May 27, 2002, at his residence.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Louise Longsine, Clanton; one son,
Darrell Dean Longsine, Jr., Naples, Fla.; two daughters, Peggy Starling
Abbott, Montgomery, and Tina Louise Perdue, Jemison; two sons-in-law, George
A. Abbott, Montgomery, and Tim Perdue, Jemison; five grandchildren, Harvey
Starling, Robert Starling, James Starling, all of Montgomery, Haley Louise
Perdue and Page Louise Perdue both of Jemison.
Harriet Malina Pratt: Harriet Malina Pratt, 85, Clanton, died on May
24, 2002, at Chilton Medical Center.
Burial will be held at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Meridian, Miss.
Pratt was born on May 2, 1917, in Connecticut, the daughter of the
late George Cope and the late Mary Cope. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include one daughter, Delta Junction, Arkansas.
Martha Emily Bouchet Faulk:
Funeral services for Martha Emily Bouchet Faulk, 70, Montevallo, were
held at Providence Baptist Church No. 1 in Montevallo on Saturday, May
25, 2002, at 10 a.m., with Scott Watson officiating.
Burial will follow at Providence Cemetery in Montevallo, with Rockco
Funeral Home directing.
Faulk died on May 23, 2002, in Alabaster
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Young, Calera, Nancy Nolin,
Springville; two sons, Billy Faulk, Montevallo, J.W. Faulk, Macon, Ga.;
one brother, Adrien Bouchet, Birmingham; five grandchildren.
Sam M. Sansom:
Funeral services for Sam M. Samson, 57, of Marietta, Ga. will be held
Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m. at Elizabeth Baptist Church in Marietta, Ga. with
Dr. Steve Stanfield officiating.
The body will lie in state for one hour before the service at the church.
Additional services will be held at noon on Monday, May 27 at New Covenant
Church in Clanton with Reverend John Clifton Davis officiating. Body will
lie in state at the church one hour before the service.
Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Cemetery.
Born in Chilton County, Sansom had been a resident of Cobb County,
Ga. for the past 30 years. Sansom was a Navy Seal serving during the Vietnam
War. He was self-employed as a welder. Sansom was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Renee F. Stewart of Marietta, Ga; daughters
Kim Daniel of Powder Springs, Ga and Kelah S. McNeill of Southlake, Texas;
son Karl Turner of Dallas, Ga.; mother Willie "MawMaw" Sansom of Verbena;
sister Maurine DeLoach of Verbena, brother Charles Edward Sansom of Jemison
and six grandchildren.
Family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Carmichael
Funeral Home in Marietta, Ga.
Chester Vesteen Little:
Funeral services for Chester Vesteen Little, 70, of Clanton, were held
Saturday, May 25 at the First United Methodist Church of Clanton with burial
following at Memorial Gardens. Rev. Fred Zeigler and Chaplain Dallas Little
In lieu of flowers to the family, they request donations be made to
the American Cancer Society (local chapter: 105 Kevin Lane, Clanton, AL
Little was a life-long member of the Clanton community, radiating a
profound an earnest religious faith that drew others to him. His life of
Christian charity was augmented by his deep patriotism; he served four
years in the Air Force during the Korean War period and 18 years as a Seabee
in the Naval Reserve. His military honors included the National Defense
Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal
and the Meritorious Service Medal with one bronze star.
Little also served 16 years as a correctional officer at Draper Prison
in Elmore County and was highly regarded for his ministry of compassion
to the inmates there. He was an active member of the First United Methodist
Church of Clanton, Fraternal Order of Police, Veterans of Foreign Wars,
American Legion, Odd Fellows and Chilton County Republican Party.
Little was preceded in death by his father, Timothy (Dak) Little; mother
Ora Kinney Little and brothers, Carl and Robert Earl Martin.
Survivors include wife of 49 years June Bean Little of Clanton; daughters
Mary Mims (John) of Albuquerque, N.M. and Alice J. Graham (Mike) of Clanton;
son Dallas Little (Janice) of Biloxi, Miss. and grandchildren Trevor and
Zoe Little of Biloxi, Miss.
Mary Frances Easterling:
Funeral services for Mary Frances Easterling, 66, Clanton, will be
held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at 1 p.m.,
with Rev. Billy Boatwright officiating.
Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton, with Martin
Funeral Home directing.
Easterling was born on July 26, 1935 in Chilton County, the daughter
of the late Lon Baker and the late Lizzie Baker. She was a homemaker. She
died on May 26, 2002, at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham.
Survivors include two sons, Nicky Easterling, Clanton, and Gary Easterling,
Montgomery; one daughter, Sherry Moss, Clanton; four grandsons; one brother,
Sam Baker, Montgomery; and one sister, Sara Ruth Baker, Clanton.
Etta Lee Hunter Headley Scott:
Funeral services for Etta Lee Hunter Headley Scott, Chickasaw, were
held at Radney Funeral Home in Saraland, on Monday, May 20, 2002, at 2
Burial followed on Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at Sardis Church Cemetery
in Maplesville, with Radney Funeral Home in Saraland directing.
Scott was a native of Autauga County and a resident of Chickasaw since
1979. She died in a Chickasaw area hospital on May 18, 2002.
Survivors include five children, John Dee Headley, Chickasaw, Hollis
I. Headley, Sarah Mason, both of Satsuma; Carolyn Andrews and Hazel Wimpee,
both of Saraland; four sons-in-law, George Mason, Satsuma, Hayward Andrews
and Dayton Wimpee, both of Saraland, Buddy Dumas, Chickasaw; two daughter-in-laws,
Martha Headley, Satsuma, Frances Headley, Chickasaw; three brothers, Woodrow
Hunter and John Will Hunter, both of Clanton, Clifton Hunter, Warner Robbins,
Ga.; one sister-in-law, Jerri Hunter, Warner Robbins, Ga.; one niece, Helen
Purvis, Satsuma; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild;
and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Delene Dumas and two
Arthur (Pete) Thackerson: Funeral services for Arthur (Pete) Thackerson,
87, Jemison will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2002, at 3 p.m. at Martin
Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Willard Frederick officiating.
Burial will follow at Midway Memorial Cemetery in Jemison, with Martin
Funeral Home directing.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2002, from 5:30-8 p.m.
at Martin Funeral Home.
More details will be published later.
Franklin Wayne Hooks:
Funeral services for Franklin Wayne Hooks, 55, of Verbena, will be
held Monday, June 3, 2002 at Union Congregational Church in Elmore County
with Rev. Glenn Ross and Rev. Lee Edwards officiating.
Burial will be held at Union Congregational Cemetery in Marbury.
Visitation will be held Sunday, June 2, at Martin Funeral Home from
Born to Harvey F. Hooks and Adie Hooks on Oct. 4, 1946, Franklin died
at his Verbena home on Friday, May 31, 2002.
Survivors include wife, Peggy M. Hooks, Verbena; son Kenneth Wayne
Hooks, Verbena; brothers Harvey Calloway Hooks, Prattville, and Kenneth
Earl Hooks, Prattville; and step-mother Louise Hooks of Verbena.
Willie Frank "Spud" Watts:
Funeral services for Willie Frank "Spud" Watts, 83 of Clanton, will
be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2003 at Oak Grove Baptist with Rev.
Joe Hearn officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery
Born on December 15, 1919 to Will Northcutt and and Minnie Northcutt,
she died May 27, 2003 at Hatley Health Care in Clanton.
Survivors include his daughters Sandy (Jerry) Collins of Thorsby and
Jean (John Dee) Barrett of Thorsby; granddaughters Jennifer (Daryl) Henry
of Thorsby, Kim (Chris) Dupree of Wilsonville and Teresa (Barry) Barnett
of Thorsby; great grandchildren Jason and Hunter Barnett, Haylee and Hannah
Barnett and April Yeargan; great-grandchildren Lilly and Brody Barnett
and Allie Yeargan.
She was preceded in death by her husband John L. Watts and great-grandchild
Teresa Carlee, age 44 of Calera, passed away on Sat. May 24, 2003 at
She was born on Thursday, April 18, 1959, the daughter to Mr. William
Boothe and Mrs. Emma Benton Boothe.
Services were held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Burning Bush Church in
Jemison on Monday, May 26, 2003. Viewing was from noon to 2 p.m. at Macedonia
Church Wednesday, May 28, 2003 with the funeral following and Pastor Wade
She was preceded in death by her father William (Buddy) Boothe and
her brother, Melvin Boothe.
Survivors of Mrs. Carlee include her one daughter, April (Rick) Brasher;
her one son Calium (Terri) Carlee, both of Calera; four grandsons, J.T.
and Billy Tidwell, Cody Brasher, Zac Carlee and one granddaughter, MaKenna
Carlee; her mother, Emma Boothe of Calera; her two brothers, James (Paula)
Boothe of Jemison and Charles (Tina) Boothe of Wilsonville. She is also
survived by several nieces and nephews.
Joyce Joiner Giles:
Joyce Joiner Giles, 64 of Clanton, died Monday, May 26, 2003. Funeral
services will be held Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the West End
Baptist Church in Clanton with Rev. Tony Smitherman offficiating.
Interment will follow in the Pinedale Assembly of God Church Cemetery.
Giles is survived by her husband of 40 years, Charles E. Giles of Clanton;
one daughter Charla (Terry) Doucet of Clanton; one son Charlton (Donna)
Giles of Gadsden; two sisters, Nancy (Larry) Martin of Hanceville and Donna
Hosey of Fultondale; one brother, Dennis Gerald Joiner of S.C.; two granddauthters
Kalee Doucet of Clanton and Anna Elizabeth Giles of Gadsden; a host of
nieces and nephews.
Giles was preceded in death by her parents Dennis Edward and Joyce
Seale Joiner and a brother, David Edward Joiner.
Active pallbearers will be her nephews.
Giles was a member of the West End Baptist Church and The Daughters
of the American Revolution.
Minnie Lois Hickman:
Funeral services for Minnie Lois Hickman, 77 of Clanton, will be held
at 2 p.m. Friday, May 23 at Walnut Creek Methodist Church with Rev. Tony
Hughes and Rev. Jim Popwell officiating. Burial will follow in Thorsby
Born on May 20, 1926 to Homer Henson and Minnie Henson, she died May
21, 2003 at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster.
Survivors include her daughter Nina (Jerry Sr.) Tippett of Clanton;
grandsons Jerry Tippett, Jr. of Clanton and Kyle Collins of Pheonix, Ariz.;
grandaughter Renee Collins of Washington; great-grandchild Crimsynn Tippett
of Clanton; sister Ruth Brown of Clanton.
Charles Virgil Baker Logan:
Funeral services for Charles Virgil Baker Logan, 66 of Clanton, will
be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Tommy Roy and Rev. Tony Smitherman officiating. Burial will follow
at Martin Memorial Cemetery.
Born on Feb. 15, 1937 to John Harmon Logan and Theresa Logan, he died
May 25, 2003 at his residence at Clanton.
Survivors include his wife Sarah B. Logan of Clanton; daughters Pamela
(Tony) Yokum of Eclectic,Terri Dassel of Prattville and Courtney Guinn
of Clanton; sons John Aubrey (Teri) Logan of Clanton, Carl Randall (Sandy)
Logan of Prattville, Richard Earl (Kris) Logan of Clanton and Rodney Thomas
(Debbie) Logan of Orlando, Fla.; five step children; 15 grandchildren and
Clinton Stephen Culp:
Funeral services for Clinton Stephen Culp, 45 of Birmingham, will be
held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home with Rev.
Tony Smitherman officiating. Burial will follow in New Salem Baptist Church
Born on August 12, 1957 to Preston Culp and Eunice Gertrude Culp, he
died May 26, 2003 at his residence in Birmingham.
Survivors include his sisters Saundra Lee Smith of Sylacauga, Jo Ellen
Butts of Montgomery and Alice Noble of Clarksville, Tenn.; brother Robert
Earl Culp of Thorsby.
Norton Edward "Dale," 32 of Clanton, formerly of Birmingham, passed
away at home on May 25, 2003.
Dale was a very special person with a joy for life. Growing up, he
loved going to school, participating in Special Olympics and attending
Camp ASCA. Dale's favorite things to do were listening to music, watching
classic television programs and collecting lighthouse memorabilia and minature
He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Clanton, where
he had many friends. Dale never met a person that was not his friend.
He is survived by his parents, James and Nancy Norton of Clanton; sisters
Renee Martin (Marty) of Birmingham and Jenny Alred (Dan) of Birmingham;
brother, Doug Norton (Michelle) of Clanton; nephews, Casey Martin of Birmingham,
Jesse Norton of Clanton; niece, Emily Norton of Clanton; grandmother Frances
Hildreth of Birmingham.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 27 at First United
Methodist Church in Clanton.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to First United Methodist
Church in Clanton Building Fund and/or The Bell Center for Early Intervention
Programs at 1700 29th Ct. S., Birmingham, AL 35209.
Mary Nelline Osburn:
Funeral services for Mary Nelline Osburn, 81 of Jemison, will be held
at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2003 in the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home
with the Rev. Doug Chapelle officiating. Burial will follow in New Live
The family will receive friends at Lawrence Funeral Home from 6 p.m.
to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003.
Osburn died Monday, May 26, 2003.
Survivors include her sons Clifton D. (Glenda) Osburn of Alabaster
and William V. (Mary W.) Osburn of Jemison; daughter Tena Joy Osburn of
Fla.; grandaughters Rhonda (Charlie) Wade of Montevallo, Kimberly (Jerry)
Sanders of Ozark, Angela Osburn of Jemison, Candyce Osburn of Alabaster
and Amber Osburn of Alabaster; grandson Dewayne (Don Dee) Osburn of Montevallo;
great-grandaughters Victoria Osburn of Jemison and Morgan Thomas of Ozark;
great-grandsons Skylar Thomas of Ozark, Caleb Osburn of Columbia, Garth
Osburn of Columbia and William Alexander S. Osburn of Jemison.
Active pallbearers: Dewayne Osburn, J.N. Carter, James Swiney, Mike
Osburn and Chris Thompson.
Scott Sterlin Cobb:
Graveside services for infant Scott Sterlin Cobb of Thorsby, were held
Thursday, May 29, 2003 at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton with Rev.
Tony Smitherman officiating.
Born on May 27, 2003 to Jeff Cobb and Desiree Cobb, he died May 27,
2003 at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham.
Survivors include his father Jeff Cobb of Thorsby; mother Desiree Cobb
of Thorsby; step-brother Trae Cobb of Jemison; step-sister Morgan Cobb
of Jemison; grandmother Mary Scott of Clanton; grandfather Douglas Scott
of Clanton; grandmother Joyce Scott of Clanton; grandfather Wayne Cobb
of Clanton; grandmother Janice Cobb of Clanton.
Clara Elizabeth Walker:
Graveside services for Clara Elizabeth Walker, 76 of Plantersville,
will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2003 at Alpine Baptist Cemetery
in Plantersville with Rev. William Short officiating.
Born on Sept. 7, 1926 to Eugene W. Walker and Gladys Walker, she died
May 28, 2003 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery.
Survivors include her sisters Frances (E.J.) Grooms of Birmingham and
Alma (Lynn) Higginbotham of Northport.
W. Frank Owen:
Services for W. Frank Owen, 67 of Clanton, will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 31, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Caton
and Rev. Mark McCardy officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Baptist
Church in Clanton.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2003
at Martin Funeral Home.
Born on July 2, 1935 to Crawford Dixon Owen and Gatie Mae Owen, he
died May 28, 2003 at Chilton Medical Center in Clanton.
Survivors include his wife Nancy Owen of Clanton; son William Kipp
(Ricki) Owen of Pelham; daugther Kimberly (Marty) Fehl of Montgomery; step-daughters
Debra (Mark) McCarty of Cusseta, Cathy (Mickey) Parker of Opelika and Jill
(Greg) Railey of Millbrook; sister Dean (Billy) Patterson of Clanton; 12
Obie Moates Jr.:
Services for Obie Moates, Jr., 75 of Clanton, will be held at 1 p.m
Friday, May 31, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kevin Simtherman
officiating. Burial will follow at Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton.
Born on July 16, 1927 to Obie Moates Sr. and Loretta Moates, he died
May 29, 2003 at his residence in Clanton.
Survivors include his daughters Veleda Popwell of Clanton, Patricia
Wilson of Clanton and Francine Wood of Clanton; son Obie Moates, III of
Clanton; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife Velma Moates and daughter Eva Keener.
Nellogene M. Little:
Services for Nellogene M. Little, 82 of Birmingham, will be held at
1 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Greg
Tucker officiating. Burial will follow at Midway Memorial in Jemison
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2003
at Martin Funeral Home.
Born on Sept. 28, 1920 to Wm. Randall Morgan and Ida Lee Morgan, she
died May 26, 2003 at her residence in Birmingham.
Survivors include her sons Leon Dyer of Branchville and Doug Little
of Chelsea; daughters Dixie Dyer Dober of Sugarhill, Ga. and Mary Ann Webb
of Birmingham; step-son Jim Little of Pelham; brothers Roy Morgan of Pleasant
Grove, OlenMorgan of Pensacola, Fla., brother James Morgan of Miami, Fla.
and Preston Morgan of Kissimmee, Fla.; sister Thelma Beene of Birmingham;
eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband James Houston Little.