Obituaries for Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007.

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Margaret Clay Curtis

LINDEN &045; Margaret Clay Curtis, 87, formerly of Thomaston, and a resident of Linden, died on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006 at Marengo Nursing Home in Linden. Funeral services were held at Thomaston United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 1, 2007 with the Rev. Harold Bordages officiating. Burial was held at Thomaston Cemetery in Thomaston.

Curtis was a former bank teller and a member of Thomaston United Methodist Church.

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She is survived by her son, R.C. Curtis Jr. of Cummins, Ga.; her sister, Mary Glover Foot of Birmingham; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchildren.

Active pallbearers were Tommy Moseley, Lex Parker, Clifford Mitchell, Clevis Kaco, Buddy Vick and James C. Etheridge.

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Linden was in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Westbrook Aydelott

LINDEN &045; Dorothy Westbrook Aydelott, 97, died on Dec. 29, 2006. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 1, 2007 at Linden Memorial Park. O’Bryant Funeral Home in Linden was in charge of the arrangements.

For more than 20 years, she serves as clerk of the probate court of Marengo County, until 1974. She was a member and past president of Business and Professional Women and a councilor for the city of Linden.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O. Larimore Aydelott.

She is survived by her three nieces; three nephews and 20 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mary Gene Haynes

LINDEN &045; Mary Gene Haynes, 77, a homemaker of Linden, died on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006 at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis. Graveside funeral services were held at Linden Memorial Park at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2007, with the Rev. Don Smith officiating.

She was born Feb. 6, 1929, in Sylacauga. She was a member of Linden United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna Kay Mansfield of Linden; her two sons, Gregory Wren Haynes of Moulton and Jeffrey Wayne Haynes of Wetumpka; two brothers, Frankin D. Chandler of Wetumpka and Ernest Oliver Chandler of Fayetteville and three grandchildren.

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Linden was in charge of the arrangements.

James Astor McDonald

WEST POINT, Ga. &045; James Astor McDonald, 81, died Friday, December 29, 2006 at West Georgia Medical Center in Lagrange, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at Kidd-Robbins Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Don Smith, Jimmy McMillian and Bobby Bozeman officiating. Interment will follow in Pineview Cemetery on Hwy. 22 in Selma. The family will receive friends at Kidd-Robbins Funeral Chapel on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time. Kidd-Robbins Funeral directors of Demopolis are in charge of arrangements.

McDonald has lived in West Point, Ga. for the past several years where he was a member of The Baptist Tabernacle Church in LaGrange, Ga. and was a WWII Navy veteran.

McDonald was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Davenport McDonald; his parents, William Robert McDonald and Leona Lowe McDonald; one sister, Doris Payne; three brothers, Edwin McDonald, Joseph McDonald and Evan Hale McDonald.

Survivors include his step-mother, Mable McDonald of Winfield; six sisters, Hettie Lee Wright of Demopolis, Evelyn Randall of Salem, Mo., Deloris Dozier of Linden, Lanetta Fowler, Gwen Tidwell and Vera Dodd all of Eldridge; three brothers, Owen McDonald, Chesley McDonald and Henry McDonald, all of Winfield and a host of nieces and nephews.