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Obits for 5-18

David Albert Yarbrough

Gallion, AL

David Albert Yarbrough, 60, Gallion, AL died Friday, May 14,2004 at his residence. Funeral services were Monday, May 17, 2004 at 11:00 at The First United Methodist Church in Demopolis, AL with Dr. Art Luckie officiating. Kidd Robbins Funeral Directors entrusted with the arrangements. Interment immediately followed in Riverside Cemetery in Demopolis, AL. Visitation was Sunday, May 16, 2004 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Kidd Robbins Chapel in Demopolis, AL. Yarbrough is preceded in death by his wife, Sherry Dukes Yarbrough. He is survived by two daughters, DeShay Crow of Pompano Beach, FL and Denise Drinkard, Demopolis, AL; one son, David A. Yarbrough, Jr., Demopolis, AL; a sister, Sarah Ann Pepper, Columbiana, AL; one brother, Raymond Yarbrough, Jr. Adamsville, AL, seven grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Marvin Ford, Joe Quinney, Billy Duke, Lane Casper, Ed Seaborn, and William Scott. Flowers or Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Charles Melvin Nichols

Linden, AL

Charles Melvin Nichols, 75, Linden, AL died Friday, May 14, 2004 at Medical Center Blount, Oneonta, AL. Funeral services were Sunday, May 16, 2004 2:00PM at Forest Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Don Newton officiated with O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements. Interment immediately followed in Linden Memorial Gardens. Mr. Nichols is survived by his wife Mildred Marie Nichols, Linden, AL; a son Mike “Nick” Nichols, West Point, MS; two daughters Carol Nichols Turner, Birmingham, AL and Tina Nichols Corr, Oneota, AL; two brothers Perry Nichols, Ocala, FL,a nd Bob Nichols, Linden, AL; and one sister, Gloria Henkelman, Destin, FL, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is preceded in death by a brother, Leon Nichols. Pallbearers include Michael Nichols, Mark Russell, Billy Nichols, Larry Nichols, Keith Nichols, Eddie Nichols. Honorary Pallbearers were Members of the Senior Adult Mens’ Sunday School Class at Forest Hill Baptist Church and the members of St. Albans Masonic Lodge F&A M.

Mr. Joe Davis, Jr.

Demopolis, AL

Mr. Joe Davis, Jr., 65, Demopolis, AL died April 30, 2004 at Bryan Whitfield Hospital, Demopolis, AL. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 8, 2004 at 1:00 PM at Christian Chaple Baptist Church, Demopolis, AL. The Rev Fred Moore was the Eulogist. Interment followed in Memorial Gardens, Demopolis, Alabama. Larkin and Scot Funeral Directors were entrusted with the arrangements. Survivors include two devoted brothers, Frank (Maisie) Davis and Eddie (Billie Jean) Davis of Demopolis, AL, two sisters, Ruby D. Clayton of Demopolis, AL and Mary D. Paige of Seattle, WA; 32 nieces and nephews, one devoted, Elizabeth Davis of Demopolis, AL; two devoted friend, Melvin Johnson and Ada Armstead of Demopolis, AL and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Samuel Hines, Sr.

Forkland, AL

Samuel Hines, Sr. 59, Forkland, AL Died Saturday, May 1, 2004 at his residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 8, 2004 at 1:30 PM at Christian Valley Baptist Church, Boligee, AL with the Rev William Branch eulogist. Interment followed in Knott Cemetery, Boligee, AL. Larkin and Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis were entrusted wioth the arrangements. Survivors include his wife, Marie Perry-Hines of Forkland, AL, six children, Samuel (Linda) Hines, Jr, Tina Hines, Michael D. Brown, Terry Bell Teresa Hines, and Larry Williams; one step-daughter

Trishuka (Michael) Mansel, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; five brothers, Tommy Hines, Robert (Ethel) Hines, Fred Hines, Olevus Hines,and James Harris; two sisters, Ora (Hubert) Abernathy and Marketta McMeans; Father-in-law, George Perry, Forkland, AL, two uncles, one aunt, and a host of other friends and relatives..

Mrs. Mary Bell Taylor

Long Beach, CA

Mrs. Mary Bell Taylor, Long Beach, CA, native of Coatopa, AL died

Saturday, May,1, 2004 in Long Beach, CA. Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 8, 2004 at 2:00 PM at Bucks Chapel AME Zion

Church, Coatopa, AL. Rev Lester Core officiated. Interment followed in the adjoining cemetery. Larkin and Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis were entrusted with the arrangements. Survivors include two children Christine Swan, Stockton, CA and Gary Powell, Compton, CA, parents: Jet and Melner Taylor of Coatopa, AL; three brothers, Lincoln Taylor , Harrison Taylor, and Ford Taylor all of Coatopa, AL; seven sisters Julia Green, Detroit, MI, Willie Taylor, Birmingham, AL, Taletha Williams, Detroit, MI, Arlena Bellamy, Orlando, FL, Melner Taylor, Vera Taylor and Sally Taylor of Long

Beach, NY; two grandchildren and a host of other friends and relatives.

Mrs. Annie L. Davis

Forkland, AL

Mrs. Annie L. Davis, 89, Forkland, AL died Monday, May 3, 2004 at her residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 8,2004 at 11:00 AM at the Christian Valley Baptist Church, Boligee, AL. Rev. William Branch officiated. Interment followed in Jones Creek Cemetery, Epes, AL. Larkin and Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis, AL entrusted with arrangements. Survivors include nine children: Walter (Joyce) Davis, Pittsburg, PA, Abraham Davis, Jr, Washington, DC, Kenneth (Sondra) Davis, Tuscaloosa, AL, Marie Smith, Birmingham, AL, Annie (Drayden) Hilliard, Pittsburg, PA. Louis (Sandy) Turner, Forkland, AL, Ester Bell, Forkland, AL, Nancy Motley, Birmingham, AL and Elnora (Joseph) Moore, Irondale, AL, 15 grandchildren and a host of other friends and relatives.