Miscellaneous Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Obituaries

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Wonda F. Williams 
NORTHPORT - Mrs. Wonda F. Williams, 43, died April 6, 2001, at her home. Complete arrangements will be announced at a late date by Van Hoose and Steele Funeral Home.

Stella Rowan Wellborn
TUSCALOOSA - Stella Rowan Wellborn, 92, of Bedford Place, died April 5, 2001. Services will be held at Christ Episcopal Church today at 4 p.m., followed by a burial at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with the Rev. Michael Wyckoff officiating. Mrs. Wellborn, a native of Jacksonville, lived in Atlanta prior to moving to Tuscaloosa in 1972. She was a long-time member of Christ Episcopal Church and numerous civic and community organizations.
She is survived by three granddaughters, Stella Wright Martin, Camille Wright Brannon and Maxine Wright Hudson, all of Atlanta; three grandsons, Robert Harris Shaw III of Birmingham, William Wellborn Shaw and George Levings Shaw of Tuscaloosa; sister, Rose Rowan Kilby of Anniston; niece, Daisy Weller Smith of Jacksonville; nephews, T. Weller Smith of Gainesville, Ga., and George Kilby of Anniston.
Mrs. Wellborn is also survived by sons-in-law, Judge George Searcy Wright and Robert H. Shaw Jr. of Tuscaloosa. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Bethune Wellborn and two daughters, Stella Wellborn Wright and Maxine Wellborn Shaw.
Pallbearers will be Judge George S. Wright, Robert H. Shaw Jr., Thomas E. Martin III, Wade H. Brannon, Edward H. Hudson, Robert H. Shaw III, William W. Shaw and George L. Shaw.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church or charity of your choice.

Annie B. Warren
PRATTVILLE - Annie B. Warren, 84, died April 5, 2001. Services will be at Miles Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in West Alabama Memorial Gardens, Guwin. Visitation is Sunday from noon until time of service. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield is directing.

Helen Pope Tucker
LIVINGSTON - Helen Pope Tucker, 80, died April 4, 2001, at her residence. Services will be held at Livingston United Methodist Church today at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Jim DuFriend officiating. Burial will follow in Livingston Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral begins. Bumpers Funeral Home of York is directing.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Lambert Tucker.
She is survived by her daughter, Melanie Spidle of Livingston; son, Darryl Tucker of Livingston; sisters, Ollie Merle Parker and Bonnie Jackson of Thomasville and Mabel Mendenhall of Magnolia; brother, Donnie Pope of Northport; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Flora Lee Taylor
BERRY - Flora Lee "Peaches" Taylor, 78, 20938 Joe Taylor Road, died April 5, 2001, at her residence. Services will be at New Hope Baptist Church today at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Max Stripling and the Rev. Jerry Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in Boone Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to service at the church and the family will receive friends after the service. The church location is Hwy 42 North to county Road 12, turn left and go to the church sign on the left. Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North is directing. 
She is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Bessie Taylor; brother, Freedman Taylor and two sisters, Buna Bell Taylor and Alta Mae Pearson. 
Survivors include her nephew, Ted Pearson of Chattanooga, Tenn.; three nieces, Freida Taylor of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Charlotte Hocutt of Northport, Ala., and Paulette Watson of Berry, Ala., eight great-nieces and nephews; 12 great-great-nieces and nephews. 
Active pallbearers are Donnie Watson, Dale Watson, Darren Watson, Mark Pearson, Jay Pearson, Randy Hocutt, Greg Hocutt and Byron Averette.
Honorary pallbearers are members of the New Hope Baptist Church, Carolwood Church, friends, neighbors, and co workers of the family, a host of relatives, Dr. Gene Alldredge and staff.
Donation may be made to New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund or Boone Cemetery Fund. 

Maniel Lee Shields
TUSCALOOSA - Maniel Lee Shields, 2826 52nd Ave., died April 4, 2001, at Northport Medical Center. Services will be at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Panola, Ala., on Sunday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Sykes Funeral Home of Macon, Miss. Visitation is tonight from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home in Macon. Williams Service Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. 

Bernice P. Moseley
LINDEN - Bernice P. Moseley, 87, 608 North Main St., died April 6, 2001, at Marengo Nursing Home. Services will be at Providence Baptist Church on Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Allen Patterson officiating. Visitation is tonight from 6-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service. Kidd-Robbins Funeral Directors, Demopolis are in charge. 
She is preceded in death by her husband, John T. Moseley.
Survivors include her daughter, Betty M. Dunn (Ted, Sr.), Gallion, Ala.; son, John R. Moseley (Polly), Gallion, Ala.; sisters, Sara Wilkerson, Mattie Ree Walker and Ruth Weatherly all of Chickasaw, Ala.; grandchildren, Donna Barkley, Gulf Shores, Ala., Johnny Moseley, Gallion, Ala., and Ted Dunn Jr., Gallion, Ala.; eight great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Moseley was a native of Putnam, Ala., and a long time resident of Gallion. She was a retired grocery store owner and was a member of Providence Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Moseley, Ted Dunn Jr., Scott Barkley, John Moseley III, Anthony Moseley and Charles Hayes. 

Daisy Moffitt
HINESVILLE, Ga. - Daisy Moffitt, 78, of 1446 Fire Finder Lane, died March 29, 2001. Services will be held at St. Mark A.M.E. Church today at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Sylvester officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Oak Memorial Gardens. Wills' Funeral Service, Inc. is directing.

James Manley McCray 
MOUNDVILLE - James "Jimmy" Manley McCray, 87, 2133 City Road 52, died April 6, 2001, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be at Oakhill Chapel on Sunday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Koster, the Rev. Edwin King and the Rev. Joe D. Malone officiating. Burial will follow in Oakhill Cemetery. Visitation is tonight from 6-8 p.m. Oakhill Funeral Home is directing. 
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Oda Lee Cook McCray; daughters, Debra (Larry) Hwghen; sons, James Rufus McCray and Edgar Timothy (Tim) McCray; grandchildren, Mike and Matt McCray, Janie and Jason Hwghen; great grandchild, Anna-Lise Nicole Hwghen.
Pallbearers will be Jason Hwghen, Mike McCray, Rodney Clary, Marty Clary, Winston Owens, Mike Owens and Paul Owens. 
Honorary pallbearers are friends and family of Moundville, past employees Central Foundry, Employees University of Alabama Maintenance Dept. and Archaeological Survey Dept. members community Baptist and Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Ms. Nelda Ball, Mr. and Mrs. F.D. Clements, Mr. and Mrs. James Wyatt, Mr. and Mrs. John Cole, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Livingston, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Poole, Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Clary, Sheriff and Mrs. Larry Johnstor, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Neill, Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Driskel, Ms. Betty Paige, Ms. Betty Paige, Ms. Betsy Bley, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Corley, Ms. Rita Holifield and Dr. Larry Skelton and staff. 

Loretta Virginia Mabury
FAYETTE - Loretta Virginia Mabury, 79, 235 17th St. NW, died April 6, 2001, at Fayette Medical Center. Services will be at Fayette First Baptist Church today at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Yarber and the Rev. Jim Ham officiating. Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Nelson Funeral Home is directing.
Survivors include her loving husband of 60 years, Jesse Mabury of Fayette; daughter, Barbara Ayres of Maiden, N.C.; son, Gary Mabury of Northport; sister, Ruth Warren of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Imogene Knapp of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; brother, Paul Inman of Donphan, Mo.; five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Mabury was a Christian and a member of the Fayette First Baptist Church. Loretta was a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and Gee Gee to her loved ones.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons; David Ayres, Ben Ayres and Shane Mabury, friends of the family; Doug Berry, Sam Collins and Arnie Howell.

George Floyd Jr.
TUSCALOOSA - George Floyd Jr., 73, 3614 Willow Lane, died April 3, 2001, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be at Beulah Baptist Church on Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. W.J. Long officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Oak Memorial Park. Visitation is Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service. Van Hoose and Steele Funeral Home is directing.

David Ballard
BIRMINGHAM - David Ballard, 38, Estes Northway Nursing Home, died April 6, 2001. Graveside services will be at Cottondale Cemetery on Monday at 3 p.m. Visitation is Sunday from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Exam Edgar Tinsley
TUSCALOOSA - Exam Edgar "Billy" Tinsley, 69, 1628 Ozier Circle, died April 6, 2001, at his home. Services will be at First Baptist Church today at 2 p.m. with Dr. Gill McKee, the Rev. Rickey Michael, the Rev. Carl Wells and Dr. Hayse Boyd officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to service time at the church. Magnolia Chapel South is directing. 
He is preceded in death by his mother, Frances Cleo Reeves; father, Exam E. "Bill" Tinsley.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mary Angelyn Tinsley; daughters, Angelyn Tinsley Gray (Gene), Birmingham and Margaret Tinsley Lewis (Richard), Murphreesboro, Tenn.; sons, Exam Edgar "Eddie" Tinsley (Ann), Tuscaloosa and Robert Joseph Tinsley (Donna), Tuscaloosa; grandchildren, Carlin Gray, Marian Park Gray, Stewart Gray all of Birmingham, Ala., Lacey Hewes, Dothan, Ala., Brian Tinsley, Newton Tinsley, Maggie Tinsley all of Tuscaloosa, Robert Lewis, Alex Lewis both of Murphreesboro, Tenn., Cal Tinsley and Will Tinsley both of Tuscaloosa.
Honored friends are Good Samaritan Sunday School Class, Tuscaloosa Police Dept., Claymont and Laurel Wood neighbors, '50-'51 Tuscaloosa Black Bear classmates, Tuscaloosa County Courthouse employees.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the First Baptist Church "Lead Us Lord" campaign, Tuscaloosa Regional Center of Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind.

Lonnie Smith
SULLIGENT - Mr. Lonnie Smith, 70, passed away April 5, 2001, at the residence. Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Allman Cemetery. Visitation is tonight from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Otts Funeral Home Chapel is directing. 

Johnny James Simmons
FAYETTE - Johnny James Simmons, 54, 6671 County Road 12 E., died April 7, 2001, at his residence. Services will be at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel today at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Shepherd Baptist Church Cemetery. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette is directing.

Betty Stanford Pennington 
VERNON - Mrs. Betty Stanford Pennington, 64, passed away April 7, 2001, at the Fayette Medical Center. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Wofford Cemetery. Visitation is tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Otts Funeral Home Chapel is directing. 

Rachel Dale Dawkins
COLUMBUS, Miss. - Rachel Dale Dawkins, 62, 7212 Hwy. 50 E., died April 7, 2001, at Baptist Memorial in Columbus, Miss. Services will be at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel on Monday at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Furnace Hill Cemetery in Vernon, Ala. Visitation is tonight from 5- 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Dowdle Funeral Home of Millport is directing. 

Jabe Lee Jack Bodiford Jr.
NORTHPORT - Jabe Lee Jack "Red" Bodiford Jr., 76, 3311 Royal Oak Circle, died April 6, 2001, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be at Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery Monday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Doug Wycoff officiating. Visitation is tonight from 6-8 p.m. Sunset Funeral Home is directing.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Howell "Boots" Bodiford; daughter, Jackie (Casey) Engdahl, Omaha, Neb.; sons, Randy (Melanie) Bodiford, Mobile, Ala., Jody (Frieda) Bodiford, Montgomery, Ala., and Jay (Cindy) Spearman, Birmingham, Ala.; sisters, Alice (William) Boley, Selma, Ala., and Mary Gene (Wallace) Hicks, Camden, Ala.; step-sister, Beth (Hank) Rayburn, Lamison, Ala.; two grandchildren, Jeremy Birch and Kristyn Engdahl; two great grandchildren, Amber and Colin Birch. 
Mr. Bodiford was a 32 Scottish Rite Mason. He was a past state trooper with 10 years of service and retired from Alabama Power Co.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Brian Wilhite, Dr. Hayse Boyd and his many special friends. 
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Stella Louise Baker
WINFIELD - Stella Louise Baker, 53, died April 6, 2001, at her residence. Services will be at Miles Funeral Home Chapel today at 4 p.m. Burial will follow in Middle Cemetery, Hackleburg. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield is directing. 

Rolph Warren Taylor 
NORTHPORT - Rolph Warren Taylor, 80, 2810 20th Ave. E., died April 6, 2001, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Graveside services are today at Evergreen City Cemetery. Sunset Funeral Home is directing.
Survivors include his two brothers, Jimmie S. Taylor, Mobile, Ala., and Johnston Taylor, Northport, Ala.; niece, Sherrian Burrell, Jasper, Texas.

W.A. Stanford
DETROIT, Ala. - W.A. "Rooster" Stanford, 73, died April 7, 2001. Services are today at 2 p.m. at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Norwood Funeral Home of Sulligent is directing. 

Earnest Nash Sr.
TUSCALOOSA - Earnest Nash Sr., 82, 3028 MLK Blvd., died April 4, 2001, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church. The Rev. Jerry Seay is pastor and the Rev. Gregory Kirksey will officiate. Burial will follow in Cedar Oak Memorial Park with Rollins' Mortuary directing. He will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time on Tuesday. 

Carol S. Hall
GORDO - Carol S. Hall, 56, 12686 Benevola Road, died April 8, 2001, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Complete arrangements will be announced at a later date by Skelton Funeral Home of Reform. 

Jo Delane Johnson Champion
NORTHPORT - Jo Delane Johnson Champion, 43, died April 7, 2001, at her residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

Odelia B. Bates
TUSCALOOSA - Odelia B. Bates died April 8, 2001, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Complete arrangements will be announced at a later date by Van Hoose and Steele Funeral Home.


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