Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 28, 2004
Mrs. B. Frankie Peteet
Mrs. B. Frankie Peteet, 81, a native of Sardis, Miss. and a resident of Linden since July 2003, passed away Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004 at her home in Linden. She was a member of Linden Church of Christ. She is survived by her son, Jerry Glass of Grand Prairie, Texas; two sisters, Corrine J. (Frank) Smith of North Augusta, S.C. and Nannette Johnson of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter-in-law, Brenda D. Glass of Linden; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives; and a special friend and neighbor, Laurie Cannon of Linden. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Bobby Earl Glass. Graveside services were held Monday, Dec. 27, 2004 at 2 p.m., with T.J. Pedigo officiating. Interment was held in Linden Memorial Park in Linden. Active pallbearers were Bill Ward, Robert Earl Glass, George Cannon, Tom Gross, Chuck Glass and Ed Goode. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Comfort Care Hospice of Demopolis or Linden Church of Christ. A special thanks to Dr. Charles Gross, Dr. Judy Travis and Comfort Care Hospice staff of Demopolis. O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Linden was in charge of arrangements.
Wiley J. Stephens, Sr.
Wiley J. Stephens, Sr., 76, a native and resident of Dixon Mills, passed away Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004 at his home. Mr. Stephens was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. He was a farmer at heart, but was a retired machinist and county worker. He was also a former Marengo County Commissioner. Mr. Stephens served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Eva Grey Stephens of Dixon Mills; two sons, Herman Lee (Jackie) Stephens and Wiley J. "Buddy" (Brenda) Stephens, both of Dixon Mills; two daughters, Eva Ann (Butch) King of Linden, and Wylene S. (Kenneth) Jones of Dixon Mills; a brother, Joseph C. (Pat) Stephens of Linden; a sister, Grace (Douglas) Tucker of Linden; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, with the Revs. Ken Fields and Don Newton officiating. Interment followed in Shiloh Cemetery in Dixon Mills. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home or Shiloh Baptist Church.
Mrs. Martha Brasfield
Mrs. Martha Brasfield, 64, of Akron, passed on Dec. 20, 2004 at the Hale County Hospital in Greensboro. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. at Bass Tabernacle CME Church in Akron with the Rev. Glenn Jones, Sr. officiating. Public viewing was from 12:45 until 1:30 p.m. Washington&Paige Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Lois McGhee Hall
Lois McGhee Hall died on Dec. 23, 2004 at Colonial Haven Care. Graveside services were held on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004 at 2 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Gene Johnson officiating. Services were directed by Kirk Funeral Homes Greensboro Chapel. Mrs. Hall was 91 years old. She had been living in Greensboro for the last 71 years. Mrs. Hall was the organist for First United Methodist Church in Greensboro for almost 40 years. She was active in United Methodist Women and Greensboro Music Study Club. Mrs. Hall taught music for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar Hall; her parents, Richard and Ruth McGhee; two sisters, Sadie Howard and Geraldine Tibbs; and a son, Richard Hall. Survivors include a son, Lamar Hall, Jr. (Anna) of Greensboro; four grandchildren, Lisa Matherson (Ronny) of Moundville, Tina Fitzhugh (Russell), Mike Hall (Kelly), Mark Hall (Tina) all of Greensboro; eight great-grandchildren, Craig and Connor Matherson of Moundville, Ashley and Samantha Fitzhugh, Triston and Wesley Hall, Rebecca Hall and Colby Oswalt, all of Greensboro; two brothers, Russell McGhee and Leroy McGhee of Greensboro; five nephews; and three nieces. Active pallbearers were Mike Hall, Mark Hall, Ronny Matherson, Russell Fitzhugh, Fred Langdon, and Robert Hall. Honorary pallbearers were the nursing staff of Colonial Haven Care, Virginia Martin, and Dr. Shane Lee. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity.
Donald Roy Fiske
Donald Roy Fiske, 82, of Linden, formerly of Cherokee, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2004. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Morrison Funeral Home in Cherokee. Burial will be at Snowdown Cemetery in Iuka, Miss. Doug Wells will officiate the service. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Mr. Fiske was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy C. Fiske and daughter, Donna Morgan. He was a member of Snowdown Methodist Church. Mr. Fiske is survived by his sons, Scott R. Fiske of Demopolis and Lawrence W. Fiske of Saukville, Wisc.; daughter, Sandra Jacobs of Demopolis; and great-granddaughter, Takara Hendricks of Iuka, Miss. Pallbearers will be Curtis Seago, Harold Lomenick, Leon Holt, Curt Brown, Billy Joe Borden, and Ralph Tucker. Honorary pallbearers will be Leo Jackson and the staff of Marengo Nursing Home in Linden. Morrison Funeral Home in Cherokee is in charge of all arrangements.
Visitation for Ms. Ella Norris of Chicago, Ill., a former native of Gallion, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004 from 1 until 2 p.m. at the Jerusalem Baptist Church in Gallion. The Rev. Sid Rowser Sr. is the pastor. Interment will follow in Jerusalem Cemetery in Gallion, with Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis entrusted with arrangements. Public viewing will be Monday evening from 4 until 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services for Mr. Timothy Cabil of Gallion will be held Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Gallion. The Rev. Hezekiah Young will officiate. Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Gallion. The remains will lie in state at the church on Wednesday beginning at noon. Public viewing will be held Tuesday from 3 until 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis is entrusted with arrangements.
Funeral services for Mr. Louis Morris of Demopolis, better known to family and friends as "Cricket," are incomplete and will be announced later by Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors. Mr. Louis Morris entered into eternal rest Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004 at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis.
Finest Bryant Jr.
Mr. Finest Bryant, Jr., 71, of Forkland, passed Dec. 12, 2004 at D.C.H. Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the New Green Oak Baptist Church in Forkland. The Rev. Edward King is the pastor. The Rev. Dr. Thomas Gilmore officiated. Interment followed in the adjoining cemetery. Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis were entrusted with arrangements. Survivors include a daughter, Taffy Walker of Dayton, Ohio; three sisters, Channie Hall of Detroit, Mich., Ella Mae Rowser of Demopolis and Leola Bryant of Passiac, N.J.; four brothers, Henry Bryant Sr. and Elijah Bryant Jr., both of Forkland, Luke Bryant and Richard Addie of Detroit, Mich.; two aunts and a host of relatives and friends.
Mrs. Patsy Daniels, 82, of Demopolis, passed Dec. 9, 2004 at her residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Larkin&Scott Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Terry Gosa officiated. Interment followed in Memorial Cemetery in Demopolis. Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis were entrusted with arrangements. Survivors include two brothers, Eugene Daniels and William A.C. (Rosia) Daniels of Demopolis, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
Mr. Lewis Long, 58, of Greensboro, passed Dec. 8, 2004 at D.C.H. Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004 at noon at the Cassimore A.M.E. Zion Church in Greensboro. The Rev. C.A. Billingsley was eulogist. Interment followed in Cameron Cemetery in Greensboro. Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis were entrusted with arrangements. Survivors include a loving wife, Virginia Bell Long of Greensboro; daughter, Joanne (James) Miller of Pontiac, Mich.; mother, Annie Holifield of Sawyerville; three stepsons, Aaron Paige of Birmingham, Dayton Mickens and Albert Mickens, both of Greensboro; two sisters, Melissa Goode of Sawyerville and Cavina Edwards of Douglasville, Ga.; one brother, Kevin Parker; two uncles; five aunts; two grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.