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Samuel “Sam” Morris Avery

Samuel Morris Avery, age 54, died Thursday, July 27,2006, in Okesa, Okla. Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 1, 2006, at Kidd-Robbins Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. with Dr. Allen Atkins and David Kolar officiating. Interment will follow at Demopolis Memorial Gardens with Kidd-Robbins Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements. The visitation will be Monday, July 31, 2006, at Kidd-Robbins Funeral Chapel from 6 until 8 p.m.

Sam was preceded in death by his father, John Avery. Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, Cheryl Kolar Avery of Gallion.

Two sons, Daniel John “D.J.” Avery and his wife, Jennifer of Mobile and Robert Gene Avery of Gallion; his mother; Geraldine “Geri” Cartledge Avery of Gallion, three brothers, Ronnie (Darlene) Avery, Dan Avery, Ricky (Carolyn) Avery all of Gallion. Brothers-in-law, Gene (Kathy) Kolar of Louisiana, David (Wanda) Kolar of Cottonwood; sister-in-law, Cynthia (Sam) Trujillo of Austin, Texas.

Thirteen nieces and nephews, Scott (Rhonda) Biggs, Shawn Biggs, Matt Kolar, Kevin (Dawn) Kolar, Tamara (Rodney) Rodgers, Tonya (Steve) Rhoten, Tara (Angel) Bullock, Rhonda (Chad) Gonzales, Randi Avery, Katie Beth (William) Clinton, Micheal Trujillo, Michelle Trujillo, and Nathan Trujillo. Ten great nieces and nephews, Tessie Kolar, Haley Kolar, Deven Rodgers, Jordan Rodgers, Jarred Rhoten, Dylan Rhoten, Kaitlyn Bullock, Kylee Bullock, Karson Bullock, and William Austin Clinton. Pallbearers will be Chad Gonzales, William Clinton, Scott Biggs, Shawn Biggs, Matt Kolar, Kevin Kolar, Phillip Belcher and Toby Thrasher. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Hall, Keith “Smitty” Morvant, Wayne Allen, Frank Seale, Angel Bullock, Gary Bowling, John Golson, Stanley “Sony” Brown and the pipeline crew, Frankie Bennison, Dennis Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Sewell, Raymond Kolar, Lawrence Kolar, Christian Allgood, Darla Miller and Phillip Belcher. Sam was a native and resident of Demopolis and worked as an inspector on pipeline construction. Mr. Avery served with the Alabama National Guard in Linden as an M.P. from 1972 until 1978.

Oliver Crenshaw

Oliver Crenshaw, age 74 of Bellamy, died July 29, 2006, at his residence.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 5, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the Lloyd Chapel Baptist Church in Forkland.

The Rev. Clayborn May will officiate.

Interment with military honors will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

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

John L. Harris Sr.

Deacon and Master Sgt. John L. Harris Sr., age 62 of Lauderdale, Mississippi died July 27, 2006, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Miss.

Funeral Services with full military honors will be held Saturday, August 5, 2006, at

noon at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in York.

The Rev. Pearce Jenkins will officiate.

Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis entrusted with arrangements.

The remains will repose at the church on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.

Masonic hour and family hour will be held Friday night from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in York.

Survivors include a loving&devoted wife, Mrs. Georgia Mae Harris, Lauderdale, Miss.; three devoted children, Derrick Harris, John Harris Jr. and Leslie (James) Brown, Lauderdale, Miss.; four grandchildren, Toni Janae Walker, Quindarius Landrum, Tyson Landrum&Keenan Law, all of Lauderdale, Miss.; one god-son, Reginald Horn, Meridian, Miss.; four brothers, Roosevelt Harris, Oberlin, Ohio, Joe Harris Jr., Elyria, Ohio and Chancie Harris, Coatopa, and Leroy Harris, Lauderdale, Miss.; three sisters, Pearlie Harris, Detroit,Mich., Julia Bush, Elyria, Ohio and Elvira Lard, Lauderdale, Miss.

A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends.

Mr. Harris served as Sunday School Teacher, Superintendent of the Sunday School, Deacon, Retired Master Sgt. He retired at the United States Air National Guard, Key Field, Meridian, Miss.

He also served as Chief of the Center Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, Lauderdale, Miss., and was the owner of Harris&Sons Trucking Company, Lauderdale, Miss.

Charles “Bud” Kramer Hatch

Charles “Bud” Kramer Hatch, age 82 of Demopolis died Monday, July 31, 2006, at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis. Funeral services will be Friday, August 4, 2006, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Demopolis with Father Bryan Hatchett officiating. Burial will follow at Demopolis Memorial Gardens with Kidd-Robbins Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements. The family will recieve friends in Trinity parish hall from 1 p.m. until service time on Friday.

Edith Perry

Edith Perry, age 84 of the Miller’s Community in Linden, Alabama died July 19, 2006, at Bryan Whitfield Hospital in Demopolis.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, July 29, 2006, at 1:30 p.m. at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Linden.

The Rev. Reginald Atkins officiated.

Interment followed in Bethlehem Cemetery in Linden.

Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis entrusted with arrangements. Survivors include two daughters, Georgia Hosea of Linden and Dorothy Charley of Manhattan, N.Y.; three sons, Robert Perry of Detroit, Mich., Joe (Betty) Perry of Uniontown and Thomas (Eva) Perry of Bronx, N.Y.; 22 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, two great great grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Pritchett of Birmingham; four sisters in law, Johnnie Mae Perry, Annie Mae Perry, Elmira Watkins and Agnes Watkins, all of Linden; five nieces, five nephews and a host of relatives and friends.