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Dock Rainey Jr.

Forkland

Dock Rainey Jr., of Forkland, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital.

Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at Old Greene Oak Baptist Church in Forkland with Rev. James Reed officiating.

The remains will repose at the church on Saturday beginning at noon.

Burial will follow in the Cassimore Cemetery in Greensboro under the direction of Larkin and Scott Funeral Directors.

He is survived by a loving wife, Mrs. Lucy Rainey of Forkland; six children, Eugene Rainey and Dock Rainey III of Forkland, Carrie Rowser of Toledo, Ohio, Kissiah Jackson and Jeanette Rainey of Demopolis and Irene Miles of Griffin, Ga.; a host of grandchildren, two whom he reared, Tomeikia and Gilbert Rainey; a sister, Irene Evans of Tuscaloosa; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Johnnie Mae Turner

Boligee

Mrs. Johnnie Mae Turner, 78, of Boligee, died Dec. 31, 2003, in Detroit, Mich.

Services were held Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at Mt. Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church in Boligee with Elder Jimmy DeGraffenreid officiating.

Burial was held at Taylor place Cemetery in Boligee under the direction of Larkin and Scott Funeral Directors.

She is survived by seven children, Thomas Knott, Paul Knott and George Knott of Detroit, Mich., Carr Maddox of Tuscaloosa, Autherine Jackson of Boligee, Julia O’neal of Detroit, Mich., and Mary Washington of Tuscaloosa; three brothers, Alfred Knott of Jackson, Miss., Irving Knott and Rev. Vassie Knott of Detroit; one uncle, George Perry Sr. of Forkland; 26 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Elmer Hood

Faunsdale

Elmer Hood, 65, of Faunsdale, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, in Demopolis.

Services were held Saturday, Jan. 10, 2003, at Little Zion Baptist Church in Faunsdale with Rev. Leroy Walker officiating.

Burial was held at the First Baptist Cemetery in Faunsdale under the direction of Larkin and Scott Funeral Directors.

He is survived by two loving children, Rev. Leroy Walker (Shera) of Birmingham and Cynthia Finch (John) of Forkland; one sister, Lula Mae Hood of Faunsdale; a brother, henry Hood of Faunsdale; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a devoted friend, Ernestine Cook of Demopolis; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bro. Johnny Lucy Sr.

Dixons Mills

Bro. Johnny Lucy, of Dixons Mills, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, in Crowne Nursing Home in Mobile.

Services will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at El Shaddai A.O.H. Church of God in Dixons Mills with Elder Gregory Lucy officiating.

Public viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at the church.

The remains will repose at the church on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.

Burial will be held at Polly Robinson Cemetery in Dixons Mills under the direction of Larkin and Scott Funeral Directors.

Mr. Lucy is survived by his devoted wife, Mrs. Alma Lucy of Dixons Mills; 11 devoted children, Johnny (Francis) Lucy of Dixons Mills, James (Betty) Lucy of Mobile, Ossie Lucy of Lakeworth, Fla., Curtis Lucy of Tuscaloosa, Aubrey Lucy, Perry Lucy, Elder Gregory (Phyllis) Lucy and Catherine Lucy, all of Dixons Mills, Vanessa Dixon of Columbus, Ga., Dennis Lucy of Dixons Mills and Gwendolyn Lucy of Mobile; 31 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Grayfield Hamilton

Grayfield Hamilton, 69, of Eutaw, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at DCH Regional Medical Center.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at Eutaw United Methodist Church with Rev. Bob Crumbley officiating.

The body will lie in state at the church Wednesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Burial will be held at Mesopotamia Cemetery under the direction of Kidd-Robbins Funeral Directors.

He was a native and a resident of Eutaw all his life. He was a self-employed gasoline distributor. He was a Mason and retired from the National Guard.

Mr. Hamilton was chairman of the board of Eutaw United Methodist Church for many years and was on the board of the Soil Conservation Service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sue and Eber Hamilton.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Witherspoon Hamilton of Eutaw; a daughter, Mary Kay Hamilton of Chattanooga, Tenn; a son, Grayfield (Pam) Hamilton Jr. of Eutaw; a sister, Frances Hamilton of Luke Worth, Fla.; brothers, Ervin Hamilton of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Curtis (Betty) Hamilton of Eutaw; an aunt, Hattie Brasfield of Forkland; two grandchildren, Trey Hamilton and Aprille Hamilton of Eutaw; two nieces, Marie Witherspoon Stewart of Greensboro and Beth Hamilton of Eutaw; three nephews, Billy Witherspoon of Greensboro, Curtis Hamilton of Eutaw and Jim Witherspoon of Greensboro.

Pallbearers will be Curtis Hamilton Jr., Billy Witherspoon, Jim Witherspoon, Rodney Stewart, Trey Hamilton and Robby Finley.

Honorary pallbearers will be the United Methodist Church Board, Dr. William A. Hill, Charlie Nelson, Joe Walker, Charles Thomas, Bob Finley, Lewis Hamilton, Harry Abrams, Melvin Hoggle, Jimmy Meggs, Claude Livingston, Betty Gregory, Albert Rogers, Frank Robinson, Jerry Hutton, Nathaniel Webb, Sam Powell, Charlie Langham, George Wilson, Joe Morgan, James E. Gay, Curtis Rice, and members of the Alabama National Guard in Eutaw, Demopolis, Marion and Livingston.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donation be made in his honor to Warrior Academy, #1 Landsford Avenue, Eutaw, AL 35462.

Maurice Elisha Conway

Linden

Maurice Elisha Conway, 76, of Linden, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital.

Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at the O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Minister T.J. Pedigo and Minister Lee Register officiating.

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

Mr. Conway helped establish the Linden Church of Christ, where he served as an elder and minister. He worked for many years with Alabama Power Company and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Conway of Linden; four daughters, Betty Hannah and Mary (Dean) Estes of Gallion, Joann (Bennie) Thompson of Azle, Tx., and Evelyn (James) Hicks of Ashland City, Tx.; two sons, Mark (Lisa) Conway of Dallas, Tx. and Malcolm Conway of Montgomery; three brothers, Lomax Conway of Orange Beach, Thomas Conway of Ft. Deposit and Haurice Conway of Mesa, Az.; two sisters, Mildred Durden of Ft. Deposit and Frances Gammon of Vicksburg, Miss.; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Russell Hannah, Robert Hannah, Marshall McDowell, Jason Hicks, Jeremy Edge, Joel Nobles, Joseph Nobles and Jeff Hicks.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Fifth District of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, members of the Linden Church of Christ, Paul Whitcomb, Charles Arledge and Dr. Paul Ketcham.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bible Department at Faulkner University in Montgomery.

Norris Edwina Schroeder

Linden

Norris Edwina Schroeder, 88, of Linden, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital.

Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Daniel Gandy and Rev. Don Newton officiating.

Burial was held in the New Octagon Cemetery under the direction of O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Linden.

Mrs. Schroeder was born Feb. 10, 1915, in Octagon. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Linden.

She is survived by three sons, Don Schroeder, Jerry Schroeder and Royce Schroeder, all of Linden; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Donations may be made in her honor to your favorite charity.