Clarence Fenderson Sr.

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 3, 2003

Clarence Fenderson Sr., of Detroit, MI, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2003.

Services were held Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, in Detroit.

Clarence Oliver Fenderson Sr. was born as a result of the union of Lewis Fenderson Sr. and Eleanor Ruth Phillips Fenderson on April 2, 1920, in Marengo County.

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He accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Millers Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Demopolis. He attended Lomax-Hannon Boarding School in Greensville, Ala., and in 1942, graduated from U.S. Jones High School in Demopolis.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Pauline Wright Fenderson; children, Clarence Oliver Fenderson Jr., Betty Fenderson-Hall (Jeff) and Gary Fenderson; grandchildren, Kevin and Lorna; sisters, Juanita Fenderson Adams (Walter) of Cleveland, Ohio and Dorothy Fenderson Woods of Detroit; and brother, Lewis Fenderson Jr. (Lillie) of Chesterfield, MO; sisters-in-law, Ruthie Fenderson of Warren, Ohio and Maxine Jackson of Detroit; brother-in-law, David Wright (Mary) of Detroit; special friends, Walter Donoho of Detroit and Emmanuel Coleman of Demopolis; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Bennie Lee Abrams Jr.

Bennie Lee Abrams Jr., 76, of Eutaw, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at his residence.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at Mesopotamia Cemetery in Eutaw with Rev. Riy Sanford officiating and under the direction of Kidd-Robbins Funeral Directors.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Mr. Abrams, known to many as "pop," was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be missed.

He served in the U.S. Army and National Guard Reserves as 1st Sergeant for 40 years. He volunteered as fire chief of the Eutaw Volunteer Fire Department for 28 years.

Mr. Abrams was one of the founders of the Greene County Ambulance Service and worked as an EMT for 18 years.

He was an active and dedicated member of the community and was presently serving on the city council. He served for two terms.

He was a life long member of the Eutaw Baptist Church. He enjoyed singing in the choir and ushering. He loved serving his church and the Lord.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Abram Folsom.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy H. Abrams of Eutaw; daughter, Ginger Kontos of McCalla; two sons, Bennie Lee Abrams III and Michael H. Abrams, both of Eutaw; sister, Addalyne Watson of Tuscaloosa; brother George W. Abrams of Gulfport, Miss.; six grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bennie Lee Abrams III, Michael Hamilton Abrams of Eutaw, John Leon Kontos of McCalla, Fred B. Folsom of St. Petersburg, Fla., Corey Jordon of Tuscaloosa, Steve Tucker of Tuscaloosa, Frank Nichols of Franklin, Tenn. and Stephen Abrams and Lee Abrams, both of Eutaw.

Honorary pallbearers are John Lamb and his Sunday School class, the Eutaw Baptist Church Choir, members of the Greene County Ambulance Service, the Eutaw Fire Department, Claude Livingston and Andrew Wright Jr.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his honor to the Greene County Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 431, Eutaw, AL 35462.