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Obituaries December 1, 2004

Henry Lloyd Phares/Akron

Henry Lloyd Phares, 73, of Akron, passed on Friday, Nov. 26, 2004 at DCH Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Kirk Funeral Homes Greensboro Chapel, with Elder Glenn Payne and Elder Bobby Payne officiating.

Interment followed in Five Mile Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday at Kirk Funeral Homes Greensboro Chapel before the service.

Mr. Phares is survived by his wife, Juanita Phares of Akron; two daughters, Henrietta (Billy) Redd of Fosters and Judi (Keith) Mills of Cottondale; two sisters, Linda Martin and Mary Alice Stephens, both of Eutaw; three grandchildren, Phares Lloyd Redd of Tuscaloosa, Reba Redd of Mobile and Miranda (Homer) Parton of Madison.

Active pallbearers were Phares Lloyd Redd, Homer Parton, David Nevin, Larry Robinson, Randy Brown, and Jessie Cole.

Honorary pallbearers were former employees and associates of Lloyd Phares Logging, the staff of DCH ACCU, Dr. William Hill, Dr. Dirk Berry, Dr. Jeanne Lipscomb, Dr. Pam Hughes, Dr. Shelby Sanford, Dr. Avi Nichani, Reid Lawson and employees of Peoples Bank, Howard McCray, Charles Langham and sons, James Boothe, Mark Whaley, Ray Melton, Alvin McCrory, Kynard Logging, Earl and Frances Jones, and especially the “Thursday Lunch Brunch” at the Magnolia Restaurant who “made his day” every week.

Mr. Phares was born in Hale County on June 21, 1931.

His parents were John T. and Ethel Grey Phares who preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, John Phares Jr. and his sister Eloise Martin.

Mr. Phares was a life long resident of Hale County.

He was a prominent businessman and well-known logger.

He was affectionately known to most at “Paw Paw.”

Diane Thompson/Baltimore, Md.

Mrs. Diane Thompson, 53, of Baltimore, Md., a native of Myrtlewood, passed on Nov. 25, 2004 in Baltimore, Md.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2004 at 2 p.m. at the Jerusalem No. 2 Baptist Church in Myrtlewood.

The Rev. Frank Charleston will officiate.

Interment will follow in Cloverhill Cemetery in Myrtlewood.

She is survived by her son, Cedric Thompson; siblings who resided locally, Janice Adams of Linden, Brenda Johnson and Maxfield Thompson; and a host of relatives and friends.

Mattie Belton/Forkland

Mrs. Mattie Belton, 53, of Forkland, passed on Nov. 28, 2004 at Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis.