Obits from the March 12 issue
Ida Mae Pritchett
Ida Mae Pritchett, 95, of Sweet Water, died Friday, March 7, 2003, at Marengo Nursing Home.
Services was held Sunday, March 9, 2003, at the O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Linden with Rev. Alvin Tucker and Rev. Sidney Hill officiating.
Burial was held in the Aimwell Baptist Church Cemetery in Sweet Water.
She was born October 8, 1907 in Sweet Water. She was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church in Sweet Water.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Woodie Pritchett.
She is survived by three daughters, Eloise
P. (George) Fusner of Scotia, N.Y., and Mary Ann P. (Earl) Pritchett and Lauretta P. (James) Moore, both of Linden; two sons, Buddy (Judy) Pritchett and Jerry (Brenda) Pritchett, both of Sweet Water; a sister, Sadie J. Parten of Madisonville, Tx.; 30 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were George Pritchett, Marcus Waiters, Thomas Wayne Pritchett, Mike Pritchett, Woody Pritchett, Wayne Moore, Jimmy Pritchett, Wayne Pritchett, Ronny Pritchett, Billy Pritchett, Jim Pritchett, Bayne Moore and George Fusner Jr.
Honorary pallbearers were June F. Leyland, Neal Fusner, Linda Carol P. Thomas, James Leonard Pritchett, Tommy Walters, W.T. Walters Jr., Randy Walters, Jan P. Anderson, Dan Pritchett, Chuck Pritchett, Randall Pritchett, Donna M. Davis, Jayne M. Griffith, Susie P. Guimbellot, Jennifer P. Phillips, Jason Pope, Stacy P. Vick and the staff of the Marengo Nursing Home.
Marguerite Wilkinson, 89, of Montgomery, died Friday, March 7, 2003, at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery.
Services were held Monday, March 10, 2003, at First United Methodist Church of Demopolis with Dr. Art Luckie officiating.
Burial was held at Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Kidd-Robbins Funeral Directors.
She was a native of Opp, Ala. and retired from the Department of Human Resources in Marengo County. She was a graduate of Montevallo University, a teacher in the Demopolis City Schools System and an active member of First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Wilkinson.
She is survived by two sons, Gerald Wilkinson (Dianne Day) of Thomasville and Steve Wilkinson (Fran) of Montgomery; four sisters, Charloett Stanley of Missoula, Montana, Francis Thompson of Tuscaloosa, Josephine Dixon of Tigard, Oregon and Patricia Page of Opp, Ala.; four grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Flowers or donations may be sent in her name to the First United Methodist Church of Demopolis.
Johnny Wayne Blakeney
Johnny Wayne Blakeney, 49, of Demopolis, died Monday, March 10, 2003, at Woodhaven Manor Nursing Home.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at the Kidd-Robbins Chapel with Dr. Rex Kent officiating.
Burial will be held in Demopolis Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kidd-Robbins Funeral Directors.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Blakeney; and a sister, Cindy L. Blakeney.
He is survived by a son, Michael Shawn Blakeney of Tuscaloosa; a brother, David Randy Blakeney of Tuscaloosa; and grandmother, Virginia Etheridge of Demopolis.
Pallbearers are Mint Shows, Jayson Shows, Charlie Nichols, Joe Parr, Jim Parr and P.J. Poellnitz.
Flowers or donations may be sent in his honor to the First Baptist Church of Demopolis.
Mrs. Claudia Robinson, 48, of Gaylord, Mich., died Friday, March 7, 2003, at Tender Care in Gaylord.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2003, at St. Peter Baptist Church in Linden with Rev. Byron Hannah officiating. Burial will be held in the church cemetery under the direction of Larkin and Scott Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Bessie Hymon, 94, of Faunsdale, died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at Bryan W. Whitfield Hospital.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2003, at St. Michael Baptist Church in Faunsdale with Rev. G.E. Williams officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Larkin and Scott Funeral Directors.