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Lotty Wiggins
TUSCALOOSA - Lotty Wiggins, 88, of 11760 Whisperwood Lane, died June 9, 2001, at Heritage Health Care Center. Complete arrangements will be announced at a later date by Memory Chapel Funeral Home.

Ezelle J. Webb
DEMOPOLIS - Ezelle J. Webb, 86, of 708 North Main Street, died June 8, 2001 at Bryan W. Whitfield Hospital. Services will be held at First United Methodist Church today, at 2 p.m. with the Dr. Art Luckie officiating. Burial will follow in Demopolis Memorial Gardens. Kidd-Robbins Funeral Directors are directing. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kay Baker; parents, Rev. and Mrs. Lennie Jones; a brother, Archie Jones, and a sister, Iva Lee Jones.
Survivors include her husband, J.W. Webb, Demopolis; daughters, Sylvia V. (Frank) Malone, Demopolis, and Sandra V. (George) McDaniel, Decatur, Ala.; a son-in-law, Blair (Cynthia) Baker, Demopolis; sister-in-law, Christine Jones, Springville; a brother, Bruce Jones, Decatur, Ga.; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Ezelle J. Webb was a native of Cullman, Ala. and a resident of Demopolis, Ala. She was employed by Vanity Vair of Demopolis for over 30 years.
Pallbearers will be Joe Hill, James Williams, Ken Malone, Tom Malone, Eddie McDaniel, and Allen Fowler.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr.'s and staff of Holifield Clinic and employees of Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital.
Family will accept flowers or Donations to First United Methodist Church, 200 East Decatur Street, Demopolis, Ala. 36732.

James W. Thacker
FAYETTE - James W. Thacker, 70, of 820 5th Ave. N.E., died June 8, 2001, at Fayette Medical Center. Services will be held at Nelson Funeral Home, Monday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Larry Woods officiating. Burial will follow in Bethabara Cemetery, with Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directing. Visitation is tonight night from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Survivors include his daughter, Vickie Thacker Stough, Fayette; his sons, Rickie Thacker, Cottondale, and James W. Thacker, Jr., Northport; sisters, Betty Sue Auker, Ga., Mary Ann Woods and Lynn Martin, both of Oakman, Donna Jo Collins, Jasper, and Doris Ann Thomas, Mobile; a brother, Kerry Hall Thacker, Berry; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Chris Rawls, Josh Mazingo, Ricky Stough, Boyd Stough, Danny Stough, and Bo Woods. 

Phyllis L. Johnson
NORTHPORT - Phyllis L. Johnson, 61, of 15369 Hwy. 171, died June 8, 2001, at her residence. Complete arrangements will be announced at a later date by Sunset Funeral Home.

Reedie Dodd Hollingsworth
NORTHPORT - Mrs. Reedie Dodd Hollingsworth, age 93 of Northport, formerly of Fayette Co. (White's Chapel area), died Tuesday, June 5, 2001 in the Baptist Medical Center Montclair at B'Ham. Mrs. Hollingsworth was born on October 11, 1907 in Fayette Co. a daughter of Virgil Ray Dodd and Laura Jane Whitehead Dodd, resident of the White's Chapel area most of her life, resident of Northport past nine years, widow of Tom Hollingsworth, co-owner of Hollingsworth Grocery in Fayette, Co. and a member of White's Chapel Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Jo Ingle and all her brothers and sisters. Survivors include her daughter Mrs. Ruby Couch, Northport; five grandchildren, Chad Ingle, Randall Ingle, Jeff and John Meredith Couch and Kathy Ann Hollis; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; hosts of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, June 8, 2001 at 1 p.m. from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Larry Alexander was the officiating minister. Burial followed in the New River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service. Active pallbearers were Ray Dodd, John Hollis, Ethan Couch, Charlie Sayre, Bobby Dodd and John McCaleb.

Rosa Sexton Hicklen
NORTHPORT - Rosa Sexton Hicklen, 76, of 4760 Watermelon Road, died June 9, 2001 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at Bethel Presb. Church Cemetery, Monday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Jerrod Rarrick officiating and Sunset Funeral Home directing. Visitation is tonight from 7-9 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hosie and Mirtie Sexton; sisters, Loreen Meggs, and Ruth Duren, and brother, Bobby Sexton.
Survivors include her daughters, Yvonne Ballard (Thomas), and Ginger Walby (Terry), both of Northport; brothers, Raiford Sexton, Penn., and Horace Sexton (Shirley), of Chesapeake, Va.; grandchildren, Connie (Tim) Shields, Pam (Dodie) Morris, Richard (Laura) Ballard, Rodney (Vera) Ballard, and Wesley (Tina) Walby; great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Brandon Shileds, Tarah and Tanner Morris, Brandon, Jessica and Kaleb Ballard, and Myrrick Walby.

Gerald Michael Heacock
DESTREHAN - Gerald Michael Heacock, 63, of 41 Rosedown Drive, Destrehan, La., died June 7, 2001, at his residence. Graveside services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Sunset Funeral Home is directing.

Celia Barber Marasco
TUSCALOOSA - Celia Barber Marasco passed away on June 17, 2001 at her residence in Tuscaloosa, Alabama at the age of 79. Mrs. Marasco lived most of her life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she attended local schools, She was an outstanding student at South Division High School and led the class of 1939 as valedictorian. Both she and her late husband, Michael "Mickey" were longtime business owners founding a leading craft supply store in Midwest, Marasco's Craft King. Celia was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother (nana), and great-grandmother (nana grande) known for her kindness and generosity. In recent years, she moved to Tuscaloosa where she made many new friends and enjoyed quiet retirement.
Mrs. Marasco was a member of Christ King Perish in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin for forty years. She was active in the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee and was a member of the Ladies of Unico. Mrs. Marasco generously contributed to local charities and established several scholarship funds for high school graduates and medical residents at Mayo Clinic.
Survivors of Mrs. Marasco include her daughters, Francine Marasco and her companion William D. Coons of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Corrine Wolfrom and her husband Robert of Raleigh, North Carolina, her grandchildren, Monica Chrysandreas and her husband Stelios of Fort Worth, Texas, Luis Pavon and his wife Judi of Knoxville, Tennessee, Anthony Pavon and his wife Sharon of Tuscaloosa, and Cecily McGinnis and her husband Francis of Raleigh. Her precious great-grandchildren, Elena Chrysandreas, Alexa and Maya Pavon, Julia and Michael Pavon, also survive her as well as many relatives and friends.
A very special thank you to her devoted caregivers Heather Lineberry, Brenda Brasher and Alma Tutwiler. In addition, sincere appreciation to Dr. Isabel Oldshue and staff, personnel of Hospice of West Alabama along with many friends who offered support and kindness during her illness.
Visitation were held on June 18, 2001 from 6 to 8 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 811 5th Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35403. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on June 19 at noon also at St. Francis. Mrs. Marasco's grandchildren and their spouses will serve as pallbearers. Encryption will follow at the Sunset Mausoleum, which is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Friends of the Mary Starke Harper Geriatric Psychiatry Center, P.O. Box 21231, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35402 or the charity of your choice. 

Evelyn Karst
DEMOPOLIS - Evelyn Karst, age unavailable, died June 21, 2001 in Demopolis. Graveside services will be today at 10 a.m., in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Memory Chapel Funeral Home is directing.

Lucile Yeager
CENTREVILLE - Lucile Yeager, 92, died Friday, July 27, 2001 at Bibb Medical Nursing Home. Graveside services will be held in West Scottsville Cemetery on Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Bob Praytor officiating. Visitation is Sunday from 12:30 p.m. till 1:30 p.m. Rockco's Funeral Home of Centreville is directing.
Mrs. Yeager is survived by many inlaws, nieces and nephews, and many loving friends.
Mrs. Yeager was a member of 1st Baptist Church of West Blocton. A member of Bibb Co., Retired Teachers Association.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Eunice Keys and Lucile Yeager Scholarship Fund, Inc., University of Montevallo, P.O. Box 761, West Blocton, AL 35184.

Frank James Sudduth
MILLPORT - Frank James Sudduth, 75, 10641 Fernbank Rd., died July 26, 2001 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Columbus, Miss. Services will be held at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel, Millport, today at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery in Lamar Co. Dowdle Funeral Home of Millport is directing.

David K. Simpson, Sr.
PETERSON - In Memory of David K. Simpson, Sr., 49. Graveside services will be held Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 3 p.m., in Boyd Cemetery in Peterson. Rev. Rickey Swan officiating. Aloia Funeral Home in Garfield, N. J. is in charge of arrangements.

L.V. Wilner Dockery Marlow
TUSCALOOSA - L. V. Wilner Dockery Marlow, 92, 3702 8th Street East, died July 26, 2001 at her residence. Services will be held at Heritage Chapel Funeral Home, Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 2 p.m., with John Tatum and Doug Cate officiating. Burial will follow in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Visitation is tonight from 5-7 p.m. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home is directing.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin Bedford Dockery and Minty Emaline Wiggins; husband, Herman Lee Marlow; twin brothers, Woodrow Dockery and Waldo Dockery.
Survivors include her sons, Brady, Bea Branch, Ark., Earnest, Tuscaloosa, Ala., Alonzo, Houston, TX., Charles, Muscle Shoals, Marshall Lee, Anderson, Ala.
Wilner was a 49 year member of Clara Blackmon Chapter #167 Order of The Eastern Star. As a past Matron she was a recent honored member. Wilner loved growing up on a rustic farm in Hagler Community, Duncanville, Ala. She was a very hard worker all her life. Gardening, cotton farming, canning, sewing, and not least of all cooking.
She played Jr. High School basketball and loved Ben and Minty, her parents, very much. Wilner worked at Central Foundry, doing her patriotic duty, during WW II.
She was an active member of Alberta Baptist Church more than 50 years. Wilner maintained a boarding home for Partlow outpatients for many years. She loved flowers and yard work, keeping beauty always around the people she loved. She loved all her family and wanted to express life's beauty in everyday living. We love her dearly and she will be missed beyond compare. Thanks Mother.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Wilner always expressed her thanks for the special loving care, especially honorary pallbearers, Tuscaloosa Clinic, Dr. Jean Lipscomb, Home Instead Senior Care, Pam and David Wiley and especially Jennifer Montrose. Amedisys Home Health Care, Jackie Wilson and Mary Ann Burroughs. Thank you again DCH Regional Medical Center.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Clara Blackmon Chapter #167 Order of The Eastern Star. Contact Betty Bosch, 553-1859 or Mary Vick, 345-6543.

Mary J. Mann
TUSCALOOSA - Mary J. Mann, Grand Ole Age, 10113 Sexton Bend Road, died July 27, 2001 at Northport Medical Center. Services will be held at St. John Catholic Church on Monday at 10 a.m., with Father Michael White, Deacon Frank Slapike officiating. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery. Visitation is Monday from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. at the church. Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South is directing.
Survivors include her son, Frank Mann, Jr., Tuscaloosa; brother, Robert J. Lawrence, Columbus, Ga., grandchildren, Hope Elizabeth Holemon (Jeff), Joy Anglea Smith (Reggie) and Frank Mann III (Katherine); great grandchildren, Brant Smith, Nicki Allen and Megan Smith.
Pallbearers will be Woody Browder, Lewis Fitts, Ronnie Giles, Ted Jackson, Doug Hollyhand, Dick Miles, William Lanford, Dr. Rufus Partlow, Billy Prout, Aamit Tosyali, Dr. Jerry White.
Honorary pallbearers are Dorothy Williams, Charlene Pierce, Dennis Harkey, Charles A. Wilson, Jack Warner, Gary Fitts, Marcus Lyon, Mike Case, Joan Rollins, Mary and Fred Wenth, Alida Hart, Father Jerry Deasy, Rita Thomas, Geneave Snipes, Steve Richardson, Fran Viselli, Faith and James Qualls, William and Joyce Josey, Patty Parrish, Dr. Raghu Raman, Jim Dowell, Hampton Bush, Richard Shelby, Mrs. Rachel Penny, Jack Bankhead, Pat Jones, Ed Albritton.

Joyce Marie Harville
FAYETTE - Joyce Marie Harville, 49, 2123 7th Ave. S.W., died July 26, 2001 at UAB, Birmingham. Services will be held at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens. Visitation is Sunday night from 6-9 p.m. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette is directing.

Neely Allen Foster
COTTONDALE - Neely Allen Foster, 68, 14228 Ashborough Dr., died July 27, 2001 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be held in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park on Sunday at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Todd Burkhalter and Rev. Gary Youngblood officiating. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home is directing.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Wilma Powell Foster.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Tibbs Foster, Cottondale; father, John D. Foster, Anniston; son, John Charles Foster, Cottondale and wife Janet; daughter, Kaye Foster Dunlap, Charlotte, N. C. and husband Rusty; brother, John Edwin Foster, Cottondale, and wife Hilda; mother-in-law, Irene Tibbs, Coaling.
Pallbearers will be Andy Foster, Walter Boyd, Scott Ryan, Jimmy Tibbs, Jarrod Sanders and Steve Curtin.
Honorary pallbearers are 1949 American Legion Post 34, Alabama State Championship Team, Dr. Lydia Stefanescu and staff, Dr. Pamela Hughes and staff of The Cancer Care Center of Tuscaloosa, Donald Ryan, members of the Coaling Baptist Church, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Curtin, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Gene Dunlap, Employees of Duckworth-Morris Acordia. 

Ellis Shirley
GORDO - Ellis Shirley, 57, 30 Grover Pate Road, died July 28, 2001 at his residence. Services will be held at Flatwoods Baptist Church today at 2 p.m., with Rev. James Floyd Posey and Rev. Danny Powell officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet "Beaver Dam" Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Skelton Funeral Home of Reform is directing.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Julius Ross Shirley and Gladys Adell Shirley; brother, Archie Shirley.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Shirley of Gordo; sons, Ken Shirley and Kevin "Early" Shirley, both of Gordo; sisters, Peggy Snider (Delaine), Faye Marlowe (J.L.), Jean Clark (Ronnie), all of Gordo; brothers, Wayne Shirley of Northport, Winford "Snake" Shirley (Reba) of Gordo; grandchild, Elizabeth "Sweet Pea" Shirley of McSham.
Mr. Ellis was employed by Billings Processing Plant. He was a retired Mental Health Worker of 30 years for S. D. Allen, a Veteran of the U. S. Army and National Guard and he was a life long resident of Pickens County.
Pallbearers will be Powell Shirley, Howard Shirley, Terry Billings, Chuck Plowman, Cole Shirley, David Shirley and Mike Shirley.
Honorary pallbearers are Billings Processing Plant, Friends and Families of Kirk and Flatwoods Community, Former Employees of S. D. Allen, Employees of Bryce Hospital, Double D. Electric and Z. F. Industries.

Jessie Lee Rayfield
SELMA - Jessie Lee Rayfield, 86, died July 28, 2001 at Selma, Ala. Graveside services will be held in Marion Cemetery on Monday July 30th at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Marvin Ennis officiating. 
Visitation is tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Kirk Funeral Home of Marion is directing.
She is survived by one daughter, Jean Parrish of Selma; one son, Lucius Rayfield (Gayle) of Marion; one brother, Marvin Keener Moore (Margerite) of Ashburn, Va.; grandchildren, Allen Rayfield (Lisa) of Marion, Kim Rayfield of Sarosota, Fla., Lisa Huffman (William) of Selma and Andrea Cathey (Bruce) of Montgomery.

Homer T. Hubbard Sr.
COTTONDALE - Homer Terry Hubbard, Sr., 87, of 14853 Kepple Loop, died July 27, 2001 at his residence. Services will be held today at 2:00 p.m. at Memory Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Herbert Davis officiating. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home. Memory Chapel Funeral Home is directing.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Annette Hubbard Payne. 
He is survived by his wife, Ella Mae Hubbard, Cottondale; Daughters, Jeanette Givens, Coaling; Sons, Dr. Dale Hubbard, Cottondale, Terry Hubbard, Birmingham; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; Friends, Harold Pierce and all friends from Coaling and Cottondale.
Homer Hubbard had a marriage of 66 years to Ella Mae Hubbard, Homer worked as a welder with Gulf States Paper Corporation and retired after 21 years of Employment. 
His Hobbies included hunting and fishing. 
Homer would want to be remembered as a very loving and giving husband and parent.

James Franklin Blakney
BIRMINGHAM - James Franklin Blakney, 76, died Friday July 27, 2001. Services will be held at Miles Funeral Home Chapel today at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Berryhill Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday morning from 11:00 a.m. until service time. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield is directing.

Rev. Joseph Patton
TUSCALOOSA | Rev. Joseph Patton, age unavailable, died July 29, 2001 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by the funeral home. Wills' Funeral Service is directing.

Richard E. Nix, Sr.
COLUMBUS, Miss. | Richard E. Nix, Sr., 67, 2321 5th Ave. N., died July 28, 2001 in Columbus, Miss. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., in 
Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Masonic graveside rites to be performed by Von Brayer Lodge #699. Visitation is Tuesday from 12-2 p.m. at the funeral home. Memory Chapel Funeral Home is directing.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Johnson Nix; daughter, Joy Nix Ryan; son, Richard E. Nix, Jr.; sister, Betty Nix Bishop; brother, Gerald A. Nix; parents, Sebron E. Nix and Melba Holland Nix; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Masons will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers are Paul Barton, CL Nix, Joe Morrow, Robert Bishop, Harvey Hux, Chuck Bishop, Rick Bishop and members of Green Oaks Golf Club.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to American Cancer Society.

Georgia L. Goodwin
TUSCALOOSA | Georgia L. Goodwin, 76 of 3510 3rd Ave. E., died July 26, 2001 at her home. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 11 a.m., from the Solid Rock Primitive Church. Elder Frank Eatman, Jr., will officiate. Burial will follow in Cedar Oak Memorial Park with Rollins' Mortuary directing. She will lie in state at the church one hour prior to funeral time.

Martha A. Smith
DUNCANVILLE | Martha A. Smith, 52, 10967 Indian Creek Rd., died July 28, 2001 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be held at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Taylorville, on Wednesday, August 1, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Cedar Oak Memorial Park. Visitation is tonight from noon until 7 p.m. and placed in church one hour prior to funeral time. Williams Service Funeral Home is directing.

Clemy Avery Smelley
TUSCALOOSA | Clemy Avery Smelley, 85, died July 30, 2001 at her residence. Services will be held at Memory Chapel on Wednesday, August 1, 2001 at 12:30 p.m. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens. Visitation is tonight from 6-8 p.m. Memory Chapel Funeral Home is directing.

Gladys L. Rolen
VANCE | Gladys L. Rolen, 83, died July 30, 2001 at Estes Nursing Home, North. Services will be held at the chapel on Wednesday, August 1, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Danny Glover and Rev. Dennis Horton officiating. Burial will follow in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Visitation is tonight from 6-8 p.m. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home is directing.
She is preceded in death by his husband, James Rolen; parents, Roscoe and Dora Nicholas; sisters, Glenda Parsons and Ethel Pritchard.
Survivors include a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers will be David Walton, Jimmy Walton, Harold Mathews, Hal McFerrin, Kenneth Mathews and Brian Mathews.
Honorary pallbearers are Estes North Nursing Home employees, Dr. Naresh Kumar, Dr. William Hill, friends of Vance, Kellerman and Brookwood, United Mine Workers.

Frances Camille (Cammie) Lockhart
TUSCALOOSA | Frances Camille (Cammie) Lockhart, 43, 23 Bellview Drive, died July 29, 2001 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be held on Wednesday, August 1, at 10 a.m. at Memory Chapel with Rev. Ron Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Panola United Methodist Church Cemetery, Panola at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. at Memory Chapel Funeral Home. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home is directing.
She is preceded in death by her brother, Jim Lockhart; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Thompson; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Lockhart, Sr.; uncle, Tommy Thompson.
Survivors include her mother, Elaine T. Lockhart; father, James B. (Brad) Lockhart; aunt, Mildred Thompson; cousin, Andy Thompson (Stacye); several other Aunts and Cousins.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Panola United Methodist Church, Panola, AL 35477.

George L. Hinton
TUSCALOOSA | George L. Hinton, 80 retired Farmer and Lumberman, died July 28, 2001 at Glen Haven Nursing Home. Private Graveside services were held on Monday at Little Sandy Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Don Bennett officiating. Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South is directing.
Pallbearers were grandsons: Glenn Green, George Green, Larry Howell, Hinton Howell, Sam Hall and Patton Chancy.

Donald Gene "TC" Clunan
TUSCALOOSA | Donald Gene "TC" Clunan, 53, died July 29, 2001 at his residence. Services will be held at First Methodist Church on Wednesday at 11 a.m., with Dr. Ken Dunivant and Rev. Eric Bagwell officiating. Memory Chapel Funeral Home is directing.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Clunan.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Clunan of Tuscaloosa; son, Brent (wife, Chrissie) Clunan of Atlanta, Ga.; brothers, James E. (Nancy) Clunan of Brandon, Miss., William Gary Clunan of Andalusia; uncle Harold Clunan of Sandersville, Miss.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to First United Methodist Church or Hospice of West Alabama.

Earnest Tanner
UNIONTOWN | Earnest Tanner, 86, Franklin and Broadway Street, died July 31, 2001 at his residence. Services will be held at Kidd-Robbins Chapel on Thursday, August 2, 2001 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Pete Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in Ella White Cemetery, Uniontown. Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Kidd-Robbins Funeral Directors of Demopolis, 651 Highway 80 West, Demopolis, Ala 36232 is directing.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Ernestine Tanner; parents, Willie White and Mamie Tanner; three brothers, Cain, Lee, James Tanner; two sisters, Edna Hill and Ethel Armstrong.
Survivors include his daughter, Linda Calhoun, Uniontown; son, Larry Wayne Tanner, Merritt Island, Fla.; two sisters, Ruth Hines, Huntsville, Mary Lee Boren, Demopolis; brother, Willie White (Dick) Tanner, Mobile; grandchildren, Kaye Calhoun Garrett, Bradley Tanner, Whitney Tanner, Decatur; Karen Calhoun McKelvy, Bailey Town, Ala., Luke Calhoun, Wetumpkia, Stephanie Tanner, Wichita, Kansas, Brian Tanner, Birmingham; Lisa Waller, Merritt Island, Fla.; three great grandchildren, Kimberly Williams, Brandon Williams, Hunter McKelvy.
He was a native of Cuba Alabama and was employed by P. R. Mallory Manufacturing Co., in Huntsville Ala., and lived in Uniontown, Ala. 
After his retirement he was a member of Uniontown Baptist Men's Sunday School Class and a member of the C.C. C. Construction Corp.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Hill, Jerome Hill, Mike Gardner, Arthur Charles Julian, Jerry Wayne Julian, William Clinton Julian.
Honorary pallbearers are Alex Crawford, Dr. B.C. Merkle, Thurman Yelverton, John Osmer, Jr., Eddie Kirkham, Men's Sunday School Class, Uniontown Baptist Church.
Flowers or donations to Ella White Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 111, Uniontown, Ala 36786.

Emile Henry Peiffer
FAYETTE | Emile Henry Peiffer, 74, 296 Piney Grove Road, died July 31, 2001 at his residence. Services will be held at Piney Grove Church on Thursday, August 2, 2001 at 2 p.m. with Rev. E. J. Lowery and Rev. Delton Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Visitation is tonight from 6-8 p.m. The body will lie instate 30 minutes prior to services. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette is directing.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean Peiffer of Fayette; daughter, Tammy Peiffer Bigham (Charles) of Tuscaloosa; son, Robert Eric Peiffer (Tina) of Dilham, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren.
Born in Gillette, WY on March 15, 1927. Graduate of Tuscaloosa County High School (Class of 1948). Served in the Navy in World War Ii from 1944-1946. Retired from U.S. Corps of Engineers Machine Shop.
Pallbearers will be relatives.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Richard Snow, Tuscaloosa Clinic, P.C., U.S. Corps of Engineers Machine Shop.

Otha Mae Pate
NORTHPORT | Otha Mae Pate, 75, of #27 Northgate Circle, went home to be with the Lord on July 30, 2001 at her residence. Services will be held at Bethel Presbyterian Church on Thursday, August 2, 2001 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Wayne Bruchey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home of Northport is directing.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Milton Pate, Sr.; two brothers, a sister, and a granddaughter.
Survivors include five daughters, Willie Mae (Wayne) Smith, Tuscaloosa, Betty Jean Porter, Coker, Susie (Joe) Welester, Guin, Martha (Mike) Haygood, Moundville, Bell (Junior) Stevens, Moundville; five sons, Howard (Ruth) Smith, Duncanville, Nelson (Regina) Smith, North Carolina, Thomas (Barbara) Pate, Jr., Northport, Robert (Sheila) Pate, Northport, Claude (Samantha) Pate, Gadsden; one brother, Earl Moxley, Oregon; 23 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Pate, known best "Granny Pate" to most, was a lifelong member of the Bethel Presbyterian Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all that knew her.
Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Terry Porter, Jamie Gray, Charlie Haywood, Tommy Pate, Frankie Pate, Chad Pate, Jason Smith, Adam Webster and Mitch Stevens.
Honorary pallbearers are Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Parker, Sr., members of Bethel Presbyterian Church Community, and Friends of Northport.


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