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Obituaries July 7, 2004

Mrs. Bankie Partridge

Demopolis

Mrs. Bankie Partridge,

age 98 of Demopolis, Alabama passed July 2, 2004 at Bryan Whitfield Hospital.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. at Small Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, Jefferson, Alabama.

Rev. James Christian will officiate.

Interment will follow in Scott Memorial Cemetery, Jefferson, Alabama.

The remains will repose at the church on Wednesday beginning at 10:30 A.M.

Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis, Alabama entrusted with arrangements.

Mrs. Sylvia Scott

Forkland

Mrs. Sylvia Scott, age 74 of Forkland, Alabama passed July 3, 2004 at her residence.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Forkland, Alabama.

Rev. William Branch is the pastor.

Rev. Lynn Finch will officiate.

Interment will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery, Forkland, Alabama.

The remains will repose at the church on Saturday beginning at 12:00 Noon.

Family hour will be held Friday night from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.

Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis, Alabama entrusted with arrangements.

Mrs. Annie Martin

New Orleans

Mrs. Annie Martin, age 69 of New Orleans, LA, formerly of Demopolis, Alabama passed July 2, 2004 at Colonial Haven Healthcare, Greensboro, Alabama.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. at the Pine Grove Baptist Church, Rangeline Road, Linden, Alabama.

Rev. Alfred Hudson will officiate.

Interment will follow in Scott Memorial Cemetery, Jefferson, Alabama.

Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis, Alabama entrusted with arrangements.

Mr. Clarence Scott

Demopolis

Mr. Clarence Scott, age 54 of Demopolis, Alabama passed June 26, 2004 at Bryan Whitfield Hospital.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, July 3, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. at the Christian Chapel Baptist Church, Demopolis, Alabama.

Rev. Fred Moore is the pastor.

Rev. Sid Rowser officiated.

Interment followed in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Demopolis, Alabama.

Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis, Alabama entrusted with arrangements.

Survivors include a loving mother, Ida (Odell) Coleman, Chicago, IL; four children, Candy (Earnest) Simmons, Diane Scott, Clarence Scott, Jr., all of Chicago, IL, and Renee Watson of Demopolis, AL; a loving grandmother, Berta Scott, Demopolis, AL; two sisters, Felicia ( James) Matthews&Shadel Coleman of Chicago, IL; one brother, Allen Cameron; three grandchildren, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mr. Sam Purse

Demopolis

Mr. Sam Purse, Jr., of Demopolis, Alabama passed June 23, 2004 at his residence.

Graveside Services were held Tuesday,

June 29, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. at Little Zion Cemetery, Boligee, Alabama.

Rev. Willie Carter, Eulogist.

Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis, Alabama entrusted with arrangements.

Survivors include children, Ronnie (Celia) Simmons, Forkland, AL; Llwellyn Purse, Las Vegas, NV, Daisy Long&Wendy Tyree, Tuscaloosa, AL; eight grandchildren; one brother, Ruben Purse, Eutaw,AL; a host of relatives and friends.

Mrs. Rosa L. McClain-Wright

Coatopa

Mrs. Rosa L. McClain-Wright, age 81 of Coatopa, Alabama passed June 27, 2004 at Bryan Whitfield Hospital.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, July 3, 2004 at 12:00 Noon at Bethel Pine Baptist Church, Coatopa, Alabama.

Rev. Floyd Bell officiated.

Sis. Janie Bell served as mistress of order.

Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis, Alabama entrusted with arrangements.

Survivors include six children, Valtine Wright, Coatopa, AL, Lois (Andrew Jr.) Rembert&Tommie Jean Gilbert, Demopolis, AL; Dorothy Wright, Waukegan, IL&Earlene Allen, Edgewood, MD; Samuel Jr. (Leatha) Wright, Coatopa, AL; a son-in-law, Fellie McKnight, Jr., Waukegan, IL; 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; 3 siblings, Tommie Lee (Robert Sr.) Underwood,

Ernest McClain&Lessie (Lottie) McClain, all of Flint, MI; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Alice Faye Slocum,

Demopolis

Alice Faye Slocum, age 52, of 180 Bert Rosenbush Road, Demopolis died July 6, 2004 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at Aimwell Baptist Church Thursday, July 8 at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Don Smith will preside. Interment will be in Aimwell Cemetary. Visitation will be held July 7, 2004, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Ms. Slocum is preceded in death by her husband, William Mike Slocum, parents Slater and Eleanor Anderson, and brother, Allen Ray Anderson. Survivors include one daughter Brandye Conley of Demopolis, one step-daughter, Hope Duke of Tuscaloosa, one son, Raymond Allen Slocum of Demopolis; three sisters, Janie (Billy Jones) of Myrtlewood;

Nell (Ray) Dunaway, Linden; and Diane (Morris) Montgomery of Demopolis; two brothers, Billy Jack (Elizabeth) Anderson of Perry, Fla., Julian (Adele) Anderson of Myrtlewood and a special friend, Ramone Montesil of Demopolis; two grandchildren, Taylor Conley and Blake Ballard, both of Demopolis and a host of nieces and nephews.

Ms. Slocum was a native of Thomasville and a resident of Demopolis for many years. She worked as a nurse at Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis for 27 years and was a member of Rangeline Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be Terry Elmore, Larry Nelson, Tim Walker, David Anderson, Larry Walker, and Derek Walker. Flowers or donations to Joe Lee Griffin Hope House, 1105 Ireland Way, Birmingham, AL 35205