David Jack Perry
FAYETTE - David Jack Perry, 81, of 918 County Road 38 East, died May
3, 2001, at his residence. Services will be held at Fayette Church of Christ
today at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Heritage Memorial Gardens. Nelson Funeral
Home is directing.
Laurence S. Woodley, MD
TUSCALOOSA - Laurence Stephenson Woodley, MD, age 88, of 120 The Highlands,
died May 18, 2001. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Tuscaloosa
Memorial Park with Dr. Charles Durham officiating. Heritage Chapel Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy H. Woodley,
Sr., son, Laurence S. Woodley, Jr.; and brother, Robert H. Woodley, Sr.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice Bagwell Woodley; daughter Ann Woodley
McGiffert (David); brother, Leroy H. Woodley, Jr.; grandchildren, Megan
Woodley McGiffert and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers make donations to First Presbyterian Church.
Barbara Jean Webb
CARROLLTON - Barbara Jean Webb, 36, 100 Sandpiper Road, Apt. 1 D, died
May 15, 2001 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be held Tuesday,
May 22, 2001 at 11 a.m., at Lavender Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow
in Adams Cemetery. Lavender Funeral Service directing.
Nota Jane Rogers
NORTHPORT - Nota Jane Rogers, age unavailable, died May 20, 2001, at
Northport Medical Center. Services will be Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at 2
p.m., at Magnolia Chapel (North) with the Rev. Jerry Montgomery and Rev.
Harold Donald officiating. Burial will follow in Phillips Chapel FWB Church
Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home (North) directing. The body will lie in state
1 hour in the Chapel.
She is preceded in death by her hyusband, James Clayton Rogers, two
sons, Reynolds Rogers and Bobby Rogers.
Survivors include 6 daughters, Doris (Ray) Drummonds, of Eutaw, JoAnn
(Norman) Bailey, of Taylorville, Polly Phillips, of Belmont, Molly Rogers,
of Northport, Merrill (Harold) Donald, of Pelham and Shirley Reach, of
Fosters, three sons, Billy Ralph Rogers, Northport, Terrill Rogers, Northport
and James Edmond Rogers, Northport, 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren,
number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Her love for
and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ sustained her throughout her life. She
found much fulfillment in serving as Sunday School Teach at Mt. Olive Baptist
in previous years. Her children "arise up and call her blessed."
Active pallbearers will be, Jeff Donald, Gary Newman, Shane Bailey,
Shannon Bailey, John Driver, Jerry Brown, Wayne Kelley, James Rogers.
Honorary pallbearers, Dr. Stephen Browne, Dr. Debra Davis, Staff of
DCH Northport, Friends of the Mt. Olive Community, Friends of Englewood
Baptist Church, Friends of Dunnavant Baptist Church, Friends of Phillips
Chapel Church and Community, Friends of Beulah Baptist Church, Friends
of Coker Methodist Church, Friends of Belmont Community, Employees of Seton
Home Health Care, many other friends and relatives, Buddy Wheeler.
Wallace Thurber Pierson
WEST BLOCTON - Wallace Thurber Pierson, age 66, died Thursday, May
17, 2001, in West Blocton. Services will be Monday, May 21, at 11 a.m.
from Rockco Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. W. Kornegay officiating. Burial
will follow in Johntown Cemetery with Rocko Funeral Home of Centreville
directing. Visitation will be tonight from 6-8.
Survivors include sons, Rodney Pierson and wife Daphne and Rusty Pierson
and wife Theresa all of West Blocton; daughters Rose Cook and husband Roy
from Vance and Debbie Mullis and husband Easton of Tuscaloosa; brothers,
Prude Pierson, Vance, Grady Pierson, Lake Wells Fla., and Thomas Pierson,
Tuscaloosa; sister, Faye Shelby of Tuscaloosa; grandchildren, Rebekah,
Chris, Jennifer, Darris, Krystal, Jeremy, and wife Leslie; and great granddaughter,
Hailey. Several nieces and nephews, and special friend Mamie Blackmon
Pallbearers will be David Smitherman, Binky Carver, Roger Stewart,
Harold Lucas, Wayne Reach and John Cole.
Honorary pallbearers are friends of Lasses Community.
Hattie Mae Patton
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Hattie Mae Patton, 95, died May 8, 2001 in Pittsburgh,
Pa. Graveside services will be held May 22, 2001, at 11 a.m., in West Highland
Memorial Gardens. Rev. Joe C. Wills officiating. Wills' Funeral Service
Willie I. McKinstry
GORDO - Willie I. McKinstry, died May 19, 2001, at DCH Regional Medical
Center. Services will be held Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at 1 p.m., at Lavender
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Sandhill Cemetery. Lavender
Funeral Service directing.
FAYETTE - Arcaster Kimbrell, 88, 313 3rd St., N.E., died May 20, 2001,
at his residence of his daughter in Talledega. Services will be Monday
at 2 p.m., at Nelson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Fayette City Cemetery.
Nelson Funeral Home directing.
Delilah Martha Ann Howell
BROOKWOOD - Delilah Martha Ann Howell, 90, 13850 Howell Camp Road,
died May 20, 2001, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be held
Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Memory Chapel with Lewis Cooley officiating.
Burial will follow in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Visitation will be from
6-8 p.m., tonight at the funeral home.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Howell.
Survivors included two daughters, Mildred Barger (L.V.), of Brookwood,
Elvie Sellers of Peterson; one son, Roy Sellers of Brookwood, five grandchildren,
eight great grandchildren and one great- great grandchild.
Pallbearers will be, Dennis Sellers, Randy, Sellers, Gayland Barger,
Sidney Barger, Joe Barger, Travis Barger, Ken Swindle and Doug Barger.
Honorary pallbearers are, Friends and Family, DCH ED Staff, DCH 5th
Floor Nurses, 6th Floor South Nurses, and members of Pleasant Ridge Baptist
Mildred Medders Hayes
TUSCALOOSA - Mildred Medders Hayes, 90, died May 20, 2001 at LaRocca
Nursing Home. Graveside services will be May 22, 2001 at 2:30 p.m. in Tuscaloosa
Memorial Park, with the Rev John Vaughan officiating. Visitation will be
from 1-2 p.m. Memory Hills Funeral Home directing.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Lanthus Hayes; parents, Mr.
& Mrs. Mack Medders; brother, Carlton Medders; sister, Etoile Wedgeworth.
Survivors include sisters, Alice M. James, Kathleen James, Audrey Foster,
Eva Allen, nieces and nephews, Betty Reece, James E. Allen Jr., Richard
Allen, Judy Foster, Bill Foster, Glenda Merrill, Carolyn Avery, Carl Medders,
Mrs. Hayes was a member of First Wesleyan Church. She was retired from
Druid City Hospital.
Pallbearers will be nephews.
Special thanks to Evelyn Hardy and the employees at LaRocca Nursing
Artemas K. Callahan
TUSCALOOSA - Artemas K. Callahan, 97, died on May 19, 2001, at Forest
Manor Nursing Home in Northport. The funeral will be on Tuesday at 11 a.m.,
at Holt United Methodist Church with Rev. Kennard Smith and Rev. Darrell
Garrett officiating. The burial service will follow at Tuscaloosa Memorial
Park. The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9, at Heritage Chapel
Born on May 18, 1904, on his parents' farm at what is now 705 Crescent
Ridge Rd., N.E., Mr. Callahan was the son of William Thomas Callahan and
Nancy Augusta Speed Callahan. Since 1997, until his death, he was the sole
survivor in a family of 13 children. His young siblings nicknamed him "Temo."
On Jan. 10, 1942, he married Marguerite Tarwater of Fayette. She died
Survivors include his daughter, Nancy Callahan, Tuscaloosa; his son,
A.K. Callahan, Jr., New York City; nieces, nephews and cousins.
As a child, he attended the old Hopewell School. For the seventh grade,
after his seasonal farming chores were concluded, he enrolled at Holt High
School on Nov. 11, 1918, the last day of World War I. As he later recalled,
the entire school was dismissed and all the students rode the trolley from
Holt into Tuscaloosa, where a community Armistice Day was celebrated.
He graduated from Holt in 1923, the first year that the school, an
11-grade system, was accredited. He the entered law school at The University
of Alabama. During his law school summers, he worked as a printer's devil
for The Tuscaloosa News. On one occasion he set the type for a special
edition of the paper reporting the death of President Warren G. Harding.
In 1926, Mr. Callahan graduated from law school and began his practice
which would span more than 72 years. During the early years of his practice,
he served as assistant solicitor for Tuscaloosa County, 1934-36; and county
license inspector, 1943-51. Since the 1950s, he mentored numerous young
attorneys who began their practices in his office.
In 1930, at age 26, Mr. Callahan was elected to the House of Representatives
of the Alabama Legislature, and served five terms. During his first term,
1931-35, under Gov. B.M. Miller, he was the second youngest member of the
Legislature and was known as one of the "young turks" of that body, progressives
fighting to modernize the state government system that had not changed
since the end of Reconstruction. It was during that term that the historic
Budget Control Act was passed, mandating that the State of Alabama could
not spend more than its income.
Mr. Callahan voted for that legislation, which set in motion his belief
in fiscal responsibility in state government. In recent times, he said
his vote for that Act was the most important vote he cast during his five
He went on to serve as state representative in 1947-51, and 1955-59,
under Gov. James E. "Big Jim" Folsom; 1959-63, under Gov. John Patterson;
and 1963-67, under Gov. George C. Wallace.
In the Legislature, Mr. Callahan was known as a spokesman for The University
of Alabama, Bryce Hospital, Partlow State School, and Tuscaloosa County's
labor movement. He was a long-time vice-chairman of the House Interim Committee
on Mental Health and a member of the House Judiciary Committee.
In 1949, with his other local colleagues, he led passage of legislation
requiring a one-cent sales tax in Tuscaloosa County, to finance creation
of Druid City Hospital and the attached nursing school. He also served
on the first board of directors of the hospital.
Among his other legislative highlights, he influenced Gov. Folsom in
the 1950s to place one of the first junior colleges appropriated by the
Legislature in Tuscaloosa County: Shelton State; and he introduced the
legislative resolution naming the facility after his local legislative
colleague, J.P. Shelton. He also sponsored the bill creating the fire college
at Shelton State.
In the mid-1960s, Mr. Callahan sponsored legislation to build a new
school building at Partlow, for which he successfully led passage during
a filibuster, at that time, the only bill ever to have been passed in the
Legislature during a filibuster.
In addition, he introduced and led passage of legislation making it
illegal for parade participants to wear masks, an effort to thwart the
Ku Klux Klan. He also was the first local attorney to include African Americans
on his juries.
Originally a member of the Holt Baptist Church, he had been a member
of the Holt United Methodist Church since 1943. He had been a member of
the Tuscaloosa Lions Club, then the Holt Lions Club, and the Tuscaloosa
County Democratic Executive Committee, which named him a "Yellow Dog Democrat"
A life-long fiddle player, he often was master of ceremonies at local
fiddling conventions, starting in the 1920s. In the 1970s, through PARA,
he spearheaded the "Friday Night Jamborees," weekly old-time music presented
at the gazebo at Capitol Park. As the event grew in popularity, it was
moved to the Northport Community Center.
A member of the old Musicians Union, Local 413, he served as vice president
of the Central Labor Council of Tuscaloosa County.
On July 31, 1998, at age 94, he drove himself to work and spent what
turned out to be his last day as an active attorney. The following day,
he experienced health issues that caused him to conclude his legal career.
However, his wit and sense of humor prevailed.
On Father's Day, June 20, 1999, he was honored by his church as the
"Oldest Father Present," at age 95.
Pallbearers will be Wade Blackman, Dick Callahan, Len Spiller, Jr.,
John Brasfield, Paul Whitehurst, Ted Edge, James Standifer, Trice Keene,
Judge Steve Wilson and Sam Webb.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Tuscaloosa County and Alabama
State Bar Associations.
The family suggests that any memorials be given to the Holt United
Methodist Church, 2 Bealle St., N.E., Tuscaloosa, Ala., 35404; or to the
Artemas K. Callahan Scholarship Fund, The University of Alabama School
of Law, Box 870382, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 35487-0382.
Mildred Moore Bomar
TUSCALOOSA - Moore Bomar, 85, 32 University Circle, died May 18, 2001,
at her home. Graveside services will be at Tuscaloosa Memorial Gardens
on Monday at 11 a.m. with Dr. Charles M. Durham officiating. Visitation
is Sunday from 5-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home
She is preceded in death by her husband, John Ben Bomar; parents, Dr.
and Mrs. Lenn H. Moore.
Survivors include her daughters, Lenn Bomar Jackson (Charles) of Navarre,
Fla., and Ann Bomar Lacy (Dan) of Louisville, Ky.; sons, John Ben Bomar
Jr. of San Antonio, Texas and Roy Jackson Bomar III of Tuscaloosa, Ala.;
sister, Mary Helen Moore Grimes (Bob) of Fairfax, Va.; brother, Howard
Neil Moore (Anna) of Melbourne, Fla.; grandchildren, Karen Jackson of Birmingham,
Gary Jackson of Clearwater, Kate, Drew, Ben, Lacy of Louisville, Ky., Jessica
Drummond of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Mrs. Bomar was born in Clarkton, Mo. She was raised in Blytheville,
Ark. She attended Ole Miss and graduated from South East Missouri State
Teacher's College with a degree in Education, She was a member of Chi Omega
sorority. In Tuscaloosa she was an active member of First Presbyterian
Church, the Modern Culture Club, Tuscaloosa Junior League and on the board
of the Tombigbee Girl Scout Council.
Honorary pallbearers are Charles Jackson, Dan Lacy, Drew Lacy, John
Ben Bomar Lacy and Gary Jackson.
The family request that donation be made to Tombigbee Girl Scout Council,
4201 Rice Mine Road N.E., Tuscaloosa, AL 35406 and Talking Books Program,
Tuscaloosa Public Library.
Albert Roland McCool
TUSCALOOSA - Albert Roland McCool, 81, died May 28, 2001. Services
will be held at Memory Chapel on Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at 2 p.m. , with
the Dr. Ervin Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens.
Visitation is tonight from 7-9 p.m., at Memory Chapel.
He is preceded in death by John D. (Red) McCool.
Survivors include his wife, Verna Inell McCool; sons, Joseph E. McCool,
James R. McCool, and Phillip K. McCool; sisters, Avie Lou Abernathy, Montevella,
Alene Worth, Jackson, Mich., and Mary Lee Johnson, Fayette; brothers, Thomas
Eugene McCool, Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Willie Max McCool, Morris, Ala.
; grandchildren, Traci Lane Burns, Kelly Dawne Rice, Amy Gale McCool, Quinton
Devon McCool, Whitney Lynn McCool, April Nicole McCool, Brian Christopher
McCool, and Preston Evan McCool.
Mr. McCool was a veteran of World War II, he was also an employee of
Alabama Power Company for 39 years and four months.
Pallbearers will be Thomas McCool, Max McCool, Don Jones, Claude Flowers,
Thomas Wade, Rayford Bridges, Tom Peters, and Doug Brown.
Honorary pallbearers are Gus Wade, Employees of Alabama Power Company,
and members of Pastors Class of Alberta Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Alberta
Baptist Church or Hospice of West Alabama.
Charles L. Mayton, Jr.
DEMOPOLIS - Charles L. Mayton. Jr., 74, 1909 Marengo Drive, died May
28, 2001 at his residence. Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m.
with the Dr. Art Luckie officiating. Burial will follow in Demopolis Memorial
Gardens. Kidd - Robbins Funeral Home is directing.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Mayton,
Survivors include his wife, Betty K. Mayton, Demopolis; daughter, Vickie
M. (Dan) Wilson, Demopolis, son, Kim (Barbara) Mayton, Demopolis; five
grandchildren, Ben Mayton , Demopolis, Rob (Kimberly) Mayton, Demopolis,
Emily Mayton, Boulder Colo. , Leah Wilson, Alburn and Charlie Wilson, Demopolis;
one great-grandson, Cole Mayton, Demopolis.
Mr. Mayton was a native of Lindon, Ala. And a resident of Demopolis
Ala. for many years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church
of Demopolis, and Demopolis Rotary Club. He owned several private businesses
in Demopolis for over 50 years, and on the Board of Directors of Commercial
Bank of Demopolis and the Auburn Alumni Board. He also served in the Phillipines
during World War II.
Honorary pallbearers are, Board of Directors of Commercial Bank of
Demopolis and Demopolis Rotary Club.
Flowers will be accepted or donations to Crippled Children Fund in
care of Mrs. Jim Clem, P.O. Box 67, Demopolis, Ala. 36732.
GUIN - Cecil Kimbrell, 38, died May 27, 2001. Services will be held
at Miles Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, May 30, at 11 a.m. Burial will
follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 p.m.
at Miles Funeral Home of Winfield.
Willie Joseph Glover
BROOKSVILLE - Mr. Willie Joseph Glover, 32, of Brooksville, Fla.; a
former native of Gallion, Ala. passed May 26, 2001 in Cullman. Funeral
services will be held today at 12 noon, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, in
Allenville, with the Rev. James Murdock officiating. Interment will follow
in Allenville Cemetery. Larkin & Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis
entrusted with arrangements.
TUSCALOOSA - Harvie Franklin, 56, of 4000 17th Street N.E., died May
28, 2001. Services will be held at Heritage Chapel Funeral Home, May 30,
2001, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. William Hill and Pastor Junior Stephens
officiating. Burial will follow in Big Hurricane Cemetery. Visitation is
tonight from 6-8, at Heritage Chapel.
He is preceded in death by his father, Curtis Franklin; his mother,
Bitha Franklin; and a daughter Angela Franklin.
Survivors include a daughter, Shelly Earnest, Cottondale; sisters,
Rosa Oates, Centerville, Eleanor Kelly, Buhl, and Bertie McCraw, Tuscaloosa;
a brother, Samuel Stephens, Tuscaloosa; grandchildren, Geneva Earnest,
Cottondale, James Hughes Earnest IV; a very special sister-in-law, Mary
Stevens, a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be John Oates, John Stephens, Jr., Jimmy Whaley, Hugh
Stevens, John Rich Norris, and George Leonard. Honorary pallbearer will
be Neil Barrett.
Ruth McGiffert Eatman
EUTAW - Ruth McGiffert Eatman, 96, of Eutaw, Ala., died May 27, at
LaRocca Nursing Home in Tuscaloosa.
Mrs. Eatman was a lifelong resident of Eutaw, the community she dearly
loved. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Hall McGiffert
and Alma Smith McGiffert, her sister Julia Monnette McGiffert Johnston
and her husband, Andrew Baker Eatman, all of Eutaw.
Mrs. Eatman attended Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga., and Woman's
College in Montgomery.
Mrs. Eatman is survived by her daughter, Anne Baker Eatman Kyle and
son-in-law Leonard Christopher Kyle; grandson Leonard Christopher Kyle,
Jr. and wife Shelley Morrissette Kyle, great granddaughter Ruth Eatman
Kyle, great grandson Leonard Christopher Kyle, III; grandson Andrew Baker
Eatman Kyle and wife Anne Rudolf Kyle, great granddaughters Marie Rudolf
Kyle, Sarah Eatman Kyle and Marilyn McGiffert Kyle, all of Tuscaloosa and
her niece, Deane Johnston Colson (Mrs. Warren), of Eutaw, two great nephews
Gordon Colson (Missie ) of Meridian, Miss., and Fred Colson (Vickie), their
children Jeanie and John, all of Eutaw.
Graveside services for Mrs. Eatman will be held in Mesopotamia Cemetery
in Eutaw at 4 p.m. today. Dr. Bruce Garris of the First Presbyterian Church
of Eutaw will conduct the service. Friends will be received following the
service at the White-McGiffert-Colson home at 314 Mesopotamia Street in
Pallbearers will be Deacons and Elders of the First Presbyterian Church
of Eutaw. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home will handle arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial can be made to the First Presbyterian
Church of Eutaw, P.O. Box 553, Eutaw, AL 35462, or a favorite charity.
MILLPORT - Mrs. Sylvia Burkhalter, 77, died May 28, 2001 at Fayette
Medical Center/Fayette. Services will be at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel,
Wednesday, May 30, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens
in Reform. Visitation is tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Dowdle Funeral Home.
Dowdle Funeral Home in Millport is directing.
Annie M. Waldrop
NORTHPORT - Annie M. Waldrop, 76, died May 29, 2001, at her residence.
Services will be held at The Nazareth Church, today at 2 p.m. Burial will
follow in the church cemetery. Sunset Funeral Home is directing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Skinner
of Slocomb, Ala.; one brother, Elmer Skinner.
Survivors include her spouse, William Arron Waldrop; daughters, Janie
Sullivan and Shelia Sullivan; one son, Tim Lewis (Diane); six sisters Verna
Benefield, Mobile, Flora Smith, Prattville, Jean Spires, Quincy, Fla.,
Judy Booth, Dothan, Claudia and Clyde Smith, Bartow, Fla.; one brother,
H.M. Skinner, 15 grandchildren, six great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Sean Lewis, Joey Sullivan, Tim Sullivan, Mike Robertson,
Scott George, David Poe and Danny Smith.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Tammy White, Mable Perry, Dot Stinson
- her wonderful sitters.
Thomas Charlton Smith, Jr.
FAYETTE - Thomas Charlton (T.C.) Smith, Jr., 85, of 2646 Hwy 171 South,
died May 28, 2001 at his residence. Services will be held at Fayette First
Baptist Church today at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Greg Barker officiating.
Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens, with Nelson Funeral Home
of Fayette directing. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service.
He is survived by his wife, Gayle Greer Smith, Fayette; his daughter,
Phyllis Smith Watson, Amelia Island, Fla.,: his son Thomas Charlton Smith,
III, Calhoun, Ga.; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. Smith attended Auburn University, received B.S. degree from the
University Of Alabama. He married Gayle Greer on March 7, 1942. He served
in the Air Force and was a pilot in WW!! Stationed in N. Africa. He later
served in the Air National Guard in Birmingham with the Rank of Brigadier
General. He was a member of Bankston Baptist Church and active in the Fayette
First Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Buster Grimsley, Bo Renfroe, Junior Lowery, Paul
Thomas, Charles McGahey, Joe Acker, Alva Grimsley, Jimmy Gullett, William
Oswalt, and Arnie Howell.
NORTHPORT - Marion Smith, 91, of 7410 Hwy. 43 North, died May 27, 2001,
at D.C.H Regional Medical Center. Services will be at Magnolia Chapel of
Northport, today at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Dewey Thomas officiating. Burial
will follow in Goodwater Cemetery, in Tuscaloosa County. Magnolia Chapel
Funeral Home of Northport directing.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Madge Smith Beasley; and a
son, James Gordon Smith.
Survivors included his wife of 71 years, Elma Christian Smith; a son,
Walter Ray Smith, Northport; brothers, Paul (Lucy) Smith, and Vester Smith,
both of Northport; sisters, Katherine (Don) Mohr, Northport, and Christine
(Junior) Creel, Calif.; six grandchildren, Cindy Beasley (Eddie) Fulmer,
Lindy Beasley Noland, Joey (Robin) Beasley, Jony (Karrie) Beasley, Michael
Smith, and David (July) Smith; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Smith was in Business for seventy years , he owned Northport Fruit
Stand, Riverside Steak House, Holiday Lodge Motel, and Smith Marina and
Active pallbearers will be Joey Beasley, Jony Beasley, Michael Smith,
David Smith, Josh Smith, Jonathon Smith, Kevin Noland, and Nicholas Beasley.
Honorary pallbearers are Joe Beasley, J.C. Shepard, Mrs. J.M. Bolton,
Dr. Stephen Browne, Teresa Smith, Wanda Smith Pate, nurses of Northport
Medical Center I.C.U. and Rehab, Bobby McWilliams, Laura Evans, Frank Gray,
Scott Crafton, and Owen Brown.
Jimmy Lou Moucha
MILLPORT - Jimmy Lou Moucha, 89, of 108 Liberty Rd., died May 28, 2001
at her residence. Services will be held at Dowdle Funeral Home, on Thursday,
May 31, at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Springhill Cemetery in Millport,
Ala. Visitation will be tonight from 6-9 p.m. at Dowdle Funeral Home.
Lila Beatrice Meadows
TUSCALOOSA - Lila Beatrice Meadows, age 76, of 2619 6th Court, died
May 29, 2001, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be
held 2 p.m. Thursday at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Dr. John Tatum officiating
and Magnolia Chapel South directing. Visitation is tonight from 6-8 at
the funeral home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Arthur Meadows and
son, Arthur Mallory Meadows.
Survivors include a son, Michael C. Meadows of Tuscaloosa; sisters,
Lois Snipes, Brent, Gracie Miller, Cottondale, Inez Vick, Tuscaloosa and
Oneida Binion, Eutaw; brothers, Ellis Caddis, Clinton and Earl Caddis,
Duncanville; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be David Miller, Al Caddis, R. T. Burroughs, Luthur
Horn, Jerry Doss, Thomas Caddis, Howard Caddis, Barry Caddis, Larry Farley,
Jimmy Caddis, Keith Mitchell and Harold Snipes.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Grier Stewart and staff, Dr. Lee Thomas
and staff, staff of Glen Haven Rehab, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law,
nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors of Shauman Subdivision (6th Court).
Robert S. Krueger
DECATUR - Funeral for Robert S. Krueger, 74, of Decatur will be Thursday
at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Culotta officiating.
Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery with Roselawn Funeral Home directing.
Following a rosary, the family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8
p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Krueger died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at his home. He was born July
29, 1926, in Neodesha, Kan., to Ira and Ruth Krueger. He was retired from
Amoco Chemical after 35 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean
War and a member of the Decatur Elks Lodge No. 655 and American Legion
Post No. 15.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma J. Krueger; three sons, Louis Kidd
of Knoxville, Mike Krueger of Tuscaloosa, and Steve Krueger of Madison;
one daughter, Ruth Ann Hall of Tuscaloosa; one brother, Jack Krueger of
Sanger, Texas; and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Wallace B. McGahan, Mervin Markley, Jack Allen,
Rudy Kucera, Greg Hale, and Bill Smith.
Memorials may be made to the Annunciation of the Lord Building Fund
at St. Ann Catholic Church.
NORTHPORT - LeRoy Hill, 56, died May 26, 2001 at DCH Regional Medical
Center. Services will be held at Sunset Chapel, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. Burial
will follow in Camp Ground Methodist Cemetery. Visitation is from 9-10
a.m., Wednesday. Sunset Funeral Home is directing.