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Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Gary Wayne Adams


Gary Wayne Adams, 42, of Greensboro, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at Athens Hospital.

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Graveside services were held Monday, Jan. 12, 2004 at Pineview Assembly of God Cemetery with Rev. Gervis Smith officiating and under the direction of the Kirk Funeral Homes Greensboro Chapel.

He was born July 3, 1961 in Florence to Donald Adams and the late Barbara Melton.

He is survived by his father, Donald Adams of Spruce Pine, Ala.; a step-mother, Genice Adams of Spruce Pine; a son, Thomas Adams of Marion; daughters, Christy Aultman and Beth Adams, both of Marion; brothers, James Adams and Donald Adams, both of Guntersville; and a grandchild, Taylor Adams of Marion.

Willie M. Elmore


Willie M. Elmore, 77 of Demopolis, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Forkland Cemetery with Rev. Don Smith officiating and under the direction of Kidd-Robbins Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Elmore was a native of Aliceville and a resident of Forkland for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Elmore; a sister, Ruth Weems; and a brother-in-law, Ted Weems.

She is survived by a son, Eddie (Debbie) Elmore of Linden; sisters, Claudette Hardy of Eutaw and a half-sister, Carrie Glanes of North Carolina; three nieces, Susanne Taylor, Connie (Randy) Ray and Sandra (Glen) Clarke; two nephews, Ronnie Elmore and Donnie (Monica) Elmore; two grandchildren, Jody Elmore of Forkland and Alison Elmore of Linden; and a great-grandchild, Tyler Elmore.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Taylor, Tommy Kimble, Robert Stone, Glenn Clark, Garry Phillips, Kenny Phillips and Kevin Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers will be the staff and employees of Woodhaven Manor Nursing Home and employees of Southern Care Hospice.

Flowers and donations can be sent in her honor to your favorite charity.

Richard Franklin Thomas


Richard Franklin Thomas, 62, of Greensboro, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at his home.

Services were held Jan. 11, 2004, at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Arthur Thomas officiating.

Burial was held at the church cemetery under the direction of the Kirk Funeral Homes Greensboro Chapel.

A beloved husband, father, grandfather, “Poppy,” brother, and friend, we will always love you and miss you, but will remember our time together and know you are in a better place.

He is survived by his wife, Willie Martin Thomas of Greensboro; three daughters, Sharon Hogg (Thomas) of Fairhope, and Dana Powell (Perry) and Beverly Duke (Joe), both of Greensboro; sisters, Bertha Hoggle (Reginald) of Greensboro, Eloise Livingston (Jack) of Tuscaloosa, Patricia Moore (Thomas) of Greensboro and Debbie Bagley (a special sister and friend who helped us through good and bad times); brothers, Paul Thomas (Lucille) of Greensboro and Rev. Arthur Thomas (JoAnn) of Greensboro; grandchildren, Jessica and Tyler Hogg of Fairhope, Amber and Steven Millican of Greensboro, Tiffany and Brent Powell of Greensboro and Dylan and Hayden Drake of Greensboro.

Pallbearers were Joe Drake, Perry Powell, Tommy Hogg, Dick Holley, Jon Thomas, Clayton Hoggle, Wayne Whitfield and Tommy Christian.

Honorary pallbearers were Gambro Healthcare of Tuscaloosa, Dr. Berry Ramdeen, Dr. Richard Gurich, Dr. Stephen Browne, Dr. Debra Davis, Dr. John Waites, Dr. Howard J. Falgout, DCH Trauma ICU, Joyce McCollum, Mona Lowery, Mary Greene, Hospice of West Alabama, Pam Barnette, Betty Lynn Kirk and Ollie Evans.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice of West Alabama, 1800 McFarland Blvd. N., Suite 310, Tuscaloosa, Al 35406; the Building Fund of Church of the Eastern Shore, 10388 Eleanor Court, Fairhope, AL 36532 (in honor of Jessica Hogg and in memory of Richard Thomas); and the Building Fund of Antioch Baptist Church, P.O. Box 57, Greensboro, AL 36744 (in memory of Richard Thomas).

Jack Earnest Warren


Jack Earnest Warren, 83, of Greensboro and formerly of Forest Park, Ga., died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at his granddaughter’s home in Tuscaloosa.

A celebration of his life was held Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at Greensboro Baptist Church under the direction of Kirk Funeral Homes Greensboro Chapel.

He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Greensboro Baptist Church. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, a loving daddy and granddad and a precious “Gran Jack.”

Mr. Warren was preceded in death by his wife, Aileen Hankins Warren; and a grandson, Tray Gross.

He is survived by a daughter. Sara Jo Gross (Tommy) of Greensboro; two sons, Jack R. Warren (Adelia) and Fred E. Warren (Ann), both of Jonesboro, Ga.; grandchildren, Wade Warren of Atlanta, Ga., Justin Warren of Tampa, Fla., Charmian Crawford of Tuscaloosa, Ashley Warren of Atlanta, and Kristi Gross of Hoover; two great-grandsons, Chadler Gross and Bailey Crawford; and a great-granddaughter, Brantley Crawford.

Memorials can be sent in his honor to your favorite charity or the Greensboro Baptist Church, 908 Main Street, Greensboro, AL 36744.