Obits from November 24 issue

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 2, 2002

Legrande Cannon Mill

Dixons Mills

Legrande Cannon Mill, 62, of Dixons Mills, died Monday, November 18, 2002, at her home.

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Services were held Tuesday, November, 19, 2002, at the O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville with Rev. Ken Fields and Rev. Ralph Smith officiating.

Burial was held in the Shiloh Cemetery in Dixons Mills under the direction of O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home.

She was preceded in death by her father, Garland Felton Cannon.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Henry Hill of Dixons Mills; her mother, Sarah Cannon of Demopolis; four sons, Richard Garland (Lisa) Hill of Carrollton, James Edward (Debbie) Hill of Dixons Mills, Roy Wayne (Karen) Hill of Ralph, Ala., and Daniel Wade (Tammy) Hill of Malvern, Ala.; a daughter, Judy Leigh (Dave) Harwell of Livingston; three brothers, Aubrey (Joann) Cannon of Linden, Walter (Beth) Cannon of Linden and Sammy (Susan) Cannon of Selma; two sisters, Gwen (Sidney) Hill of Millry and Louise (Ronnie) Mock of York; seven grandchildren, Brandon Reed Hill of Dixons Mills, Matthew Henry Hill of Carrolton, Nicholas Heath Hill of Dixons Mills, David Tyler Harwell of Livingston, Jessica Leigh Harwell of Livingston, and Molton Seth Helms and Dawson Carter Hill, both of Malvern, Ala.; three sisters-in-law, Merle Stewart of Dixons Mills, Martha (Breland) Prater of Birmingham and Viola (James) Dixon of Dixons Mills; and a brother-in-law, Roy (Barbara) Hill of Demopolis.

Pallbearers were Rob Cannon, Keith Cannon, Lee Mock, Mike Hill, Melvin Dixon and Tommy Stewart. Jimmy Stewart was the alternate pallbearer.

Mrs. Normie D. Abernathy

Services were held Saturday, November 23, 2002, for Mrs. Normie D. Abernathy at the Antioch Baptist Church in Mt. Meigs with Rev. Johnny Hollis officiating.

Burial was held in the Alabama Heritage Cemetery.

John Glenn Copeland


John Glenn Copeland, 77, of Tuscaloosa, died Tuesday, November 19, 2002, at DCH Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.

Services were held Friday, November 22, 2002 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Demopolis with Father Michael Wyckoff and Rev. Tim Hoff officiating.

Burial was held at St. Andrews Church in Prairieville.

Mr. Copeland was one of the first male graduates of Florida State University in 1948. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean conflict.

He was employed at the Gulf States Paper Corporation’s Demopolis mill in 1957 and retired in 1983 when he moved to Tuscaloosa.

He was an active member of the Christ Episcopal Church of Tuscaloosa.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Wesson Copeland of Tallahassee, Fla. and Demopolis; his brother, George R. Copeland of Crescent City, Fla.; and his stepson, Karl Burgin Coons of Tuscaloosa.

He is survived by his wife, Bettie Burgin Copeland of Tuscaloosa; daughters, Allison C. Miles (Dennis) of Tuscaloosa and Ellen G. Copeland of Mobile; a stepdaughter, Margaret D. Coons (Charles Dodd) of Tuscaloosa; stepsons, Kenneth W. Coons II of Burlington, N.C. and George Michael Lawrence Sr. (Johnene) of Baton Rouge, La.; a granddaughter, Frances Emily Miles of Tuscaloosa; grandsons, George Michael Lawrence Jr. of Baton Rouge, La, Ryan Kenneth Coons and Matthew Taylor Coons of Burlington, N.C.; a mother-in-law, Margaret Burwell Burgin of Tuscaloosa; a sister-in-law, Betty J. Copeland of Crescent City, Fla.; brothers-in-law, "Bud" Wesson of St. Teresa Beach, Fla. and Ben Burgin (Dale) of Ocean Springs, Miss.; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Hegenbarth, Jim Hill and Paul Skidmore of Tuscaloosa, and John Rish, Earl Perret and Ben Sherrod of Demopolis.

Memorials may be sent in his honor ot the Christ Episcopal Church Building Fund, 605 Lurleen B. Wallace Blvd. North, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.

Emmarean Fluker


Emmarean Fluker, 89, of Linden, died Tuesday, November 19, 2002, at DCH Regional Medical Center.

Services were held Friday, November 22, 2002, at Providence Baptist Church with Dr. Allen Patterson officiating.

Burial was held in Demopolis Memorial Gardens under the direction of O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Linden.

Mrs. Fluker was a long time resident of Demopolis and the owner and operator of Fluker’s Upholstery Shop in Demopolis for many years.

She was also a member of Providence Baptist Church in Gallion.

She was preceded in death by her son, Bobby Fluker.

She is survived by her daughters, Marguerite Glass of Elberta, Ala. And Sue Wilroy of Linden; a son, David Fluker Jr. of Uniontown; a sister, Mildred Miller of Demopolis; a brother John Doggett of York; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Gray Glass, Doug Glass, Tim Glass, Ken Fluker, Scott Fluker, Robbie Fluker and Terry Fuller.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Porgressive Sunday School Class of Providence Baptist Church.