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Obituaries, Nov. 10, 2004

Staff Reports

Virginia O’Delle Perkins Williams

Marion

Virginia O’Delle Perkins Williams of Marion died on Nov. 3, 2004,

at Park Place Nursing Home in Selma. Services were held on Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at 11:30 a.m. at Marion United Methodist Church, with Dr. Asa Boozer and Dr. Larry Teasley officiating. She was preceded in death by her husband C.W. Williams, building contractor. She is survived by one son, the Rev. Norman G. Williams (Becky) of Selma, and one daughter, Wendy Franklin (Don) of Marietta, Ga., one brother Wayne Perkins of Marion and one sister Richardine Shackelford of Millbrook.

She also leaves four grandchildren, Glynn Williams of Millbrook, Christy Meredith of Wilmington, N.C., Chad Franklin and Melanie Franklin of Atlanta, and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the Marion United Methodist Church.

John Andrew Martin

Greensboro

John Andrew Martin, 64, of Greensboro, passed on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Greensboro Baptist Church, with the Rev. Arthur Thomas officiating. Interment followed in Oakwood Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kirk Funeral Homes, Greensboro Chapel. Services were directed by Kirk Funeral Home, Greensboro Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Carlene Quinn Martin of Greensboro; two stepsons, Lewis Daniel Quarles of Greensboro and Tony Quarles of Forkland; a brother, Gillis A. Martin of Greensboro; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers were Patrick Martin, Ken Woods, Clint Tucker, Lyle Rushing, Brandon Rushing and Brett Rushing. John Andrew Martin was born in Greensboro on Nov. 3, 1940. His parents were Frank and Jessie Mae Prisoc Martin. John was a graduate of Greensboro High School. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Willis Martin.

Preston Clay Lowe

Bay Minette

Preston Clay Lowe, 97, of Bay Minette, passed on Friday, Nov. 4, 2004 at William F. Green Veterans Home. Services were held on Monday, Nov. 8, 2004 at 2 p.m. in Pennington, at Ebenezer Cemetery with burial following. The services were officiated by the Rev. Steve Bruce. Visitations were held at Ebenezer Cemetery one hour prior to service. Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Mr. Lowe was born on May 2, 1907 in Edna. He was employed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers’ Demopolis Lock and Dam and was a veteran who served in the U.S. Army in WWII.

Mr. Kenneth “K.C. II” Sanders

Demopolis

Mr. Kenneth “K.C. II” Sanders, 58, of Demopolis, died Oct. 23, 2004 at Bryan Whitfield Hospital in Demopolis. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the Eastern Star Baptist Church in Demopolis. The Rev. Terry Gosa officiated. Interment followed in Memorial Gardens of Demopolis. Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis were entrusted with arrangements. One sister, Linda G. Sanders preceded him in death. Survivors include a loving wife, Mary A. Sanders of Demopolis; loving mother, Sarah Sanders Cooper of Demopolis; four children, Daphne and Sarah Sanders of Demopolis, Karen (Morris) Thomas of Uniontown, and Lywanda (Don) Barnes of Birmingham; one son, Kenneth (Tracey) Brown of Birmingham; two step-sons, Bobby (Josephine) Williams of Selma, and Kenneth Williams of Warner Robbins, Ga.; five siblings, Bertha Cooper of Birmingham, Elnora Marrisett, Lessie Sanders, Catherine Sanders and Mack Sanders, all of Demopolis; mother-in-law, Ruthie M. Rowser of Demopolis; two sisters-in-law, Susie (Sidney) Eaton and Brettania (Willie) Dorsey of Demopolis; one brother in law, Tom (Annie) Rowser, of Demopolis; one aunt, Rebecca Burrell of Demopolis; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins relatives and friends.

Mrs. Merendy Scales

Coatopa

Mrs. Merendy Scales, 82, of Coatopa, passed Oct. 25, 2004 at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Dugg Hill P.B. Church in Coatopa. The Rev. John Wright officiated. Interment followed in the adjoining cemetery. Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis were entrusted with arrangements. She was a retired educator for the Sumter County Board Of Education. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee Institute and her master’s degree from the University of West Alabama. Survivors include a devoted husband, David Scales of Huntsville; devoted niece, Emma (Hugh) Stewart of Huntsville, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mrs. Prudie Williford Waiters

Coatopa

Mrs. Prudie Williford Waiters, 79, of Coatopa, passed Oct. 22, 2004 at her residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the Bethel Pine Baptist Church in Coatopa. The Rev. Floyd Bell officiated. Interment followed in Old St. Michael Cemetery in Coatopa. Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis were entrusted with arrangements. Survivors include two daughters, Aretha Wright and Velma Wright of Coatopa; one sister, Callie Simmons of Scott, Ark.; two sisters-in-law, Dessie Williford of Demopolis, and Ludie Williford of Chicago, Ill.; four grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Mrs. Mariah Johnson

Jefferson

Mrs. Mariah Johnson, 82, of Jefferson, passed Oct. 20, 2004 at Bryan Whitfield Hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the First Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Jefferson. The Rev. Edmond Charleston officiated. Interment followed in Scott Memorial Cemetery in Jefferson. Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis were entrusted with arrangements. Survivors include one adopted daughter, Barbara (Nathaniel) Burrell of Riverdale, Ga.; five sisters, Ceola Harris, Juanita Thurman, Ruth Braxton and Jessie Bell Congress, all of Jefferson; one brother, J.C. (Ceola) Thurman of Jefferson; a devoted niece, Ella (Frankie) Hall of Demopolis; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Mrs. Paralee L. Russell

Demopolis

Mrs. Paralee L. Russell, 87, of Demopolis, passed Oct. 21, 2004 at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham. Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the Nazareth of Galilee Baptist Church in Demopolis. The Rev. Jesse Bell officiated. Interment followed in St. Paul Cemetery in Gallion. Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis were entrusted with arrangements. Survivors include four children, Louise Jackson of Warren, Ohio, Willie (Patricia) Russell of Gallion, Patsy (Norman) Wright of Birmingham; one sister, Arlene Harris of Cleveland, Ohio: one sister-in-law, Annie Nelson of Chicago, Ill.; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Mr. Isadore Ishman

Forkland

Mr. Isadore Ishman, 59, of Forkland passed Oct. 26, 2004 at D.C.H. Hospital in Tuscaloosa. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the Lloyd Chapel Baptist Church in Forkland. The Rev. Clayborn May will officiate. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery in Boligee. Family hour will be held Saturday from noon until 1 p.m. at the church. Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis is entrusted with arrangements. Survivors include a loving and devoted wife, Fannie T. Ishman of Forkland; two daughters, Shannon Moore of Demopolis, and Tameshia Young of Livingston; nine grandchildren; six brothers, Douglas (Doris) Ishman and Earnest (Eunice) Ishman of Jersey City, N.J., Eddie (Martha) Ishman of Boligee; James (Dorothy) Ishman of Springfield, Ohio, Clarence Mack of Milwaukee, Wisc., Henry Ben Ray of Detroit, Mich.; five sisters, Jerutha (David) Winston of Jersey City, N.J., Delois Powell of Boligee, Velma (Jesse) Prewitt of Boligee; Emma Jolly of Boligee and Mildred (William) Morgan of Eutaw; three step-daughters, Robertha Moore of Forkland, Teresa and Melinda Moore of Birmingham; eight step-grandchildren and a host of devoted relatives and friends.

Mr. Roosevelt Hamilton

Southfield, Michigan

Mr. Roosevelt Hamilton of Southfield, Mich., a former native of Eutaw, passed Nov. 1, 2004 in Southfield, Mich. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the St. Matthew Baptist Church in Boligee. The Rev. James McDonald officiated. Interment followed in the adjoining cemetery. Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis were entrusted with arrangements. Survivors include a loving wife, Jaunell Hamilton of Southfield, Mich.; one daughter, Latisha; loving mother, Tempie Hamilton of Eutaw; one aunt, Carrie Beck of Boligee; five sisters, two brothers and a host of relatives and friends.