Obituaries for May 24, 2007

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 24, 2007

Campbell, Clarke, Eiland, Lum

Jerry Campbell

CHICAGO &8212; Jerry Campbell, 67, of Chicago died on May 11, 2007 at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Chicago. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at the Christian Chapel Baptist Church in Demopolis. The Rev. Fred Moore was the presiding pastor. The Rev. Sid Rowser was the eulogist. Jesse Wheeler was the master of ceremony.

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Interment followed in Limestone Cemetery in Gallion. Larkin&Scott Funeral directors of Demopolis were in charge of the arrangements.

He was employed by Northwestern University Medical School in Evanston, Ill.

His parents, Jerry Campbell Sr. and Catherine Campbell and his stepdaughter, Shandra Johnson, preceded him in death.

Survivors include a wife, Elizabeth Campbell of Chicago; three sons, Darren and Tracy Campbell, both of Chicago and Jerry Campbell and wife, Betty, of Forkland; seven grandchildren; five sisters, Sadie Long and husband, Lewis, Polly Long, both of Houston, Texas, Catherine Clemmons of Birmingham, Gussie May Campbell of Connecticut and Francis Bender of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a friend, John Henderson of Chicago; a host of other relatives and friends.

Julius E. Clarke

DEMOPOLIS &8212; Julius E. Clarke, 72, of Demopolis died on May 12, 2007 at his residence.

Funeral services were held at noon on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at the Eastern Star Baptist Church in Demopolis. The Rev. Terry Gosa was the pastor. The Rev. Edward King officiated. Charles Jones Jr. served as the master of order. Interment followed in Memorial Cemetery in Demopolis. Larkin&Scott Funeral directors of Demopolis were in charge of the arrangements.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Josephus Arthur Taylor and Phyllis Clarke.

He graduated from U.S. Jones High School, and received a bachelor&8217;s degree in building construction from Tuskegee Institute (Tuskegee University) and later received his master&8217;s degree from Alabama State University.

He was employed at Jackson-Olin High School in Birmingham and Gadsden Area Vocational School. He was affiliated with the Masons and Elks Lodge.

He married Georgia Virginia Lovelady in 1963.

Later in 1983, he married Rae Duncan-Brown of Piedmont.

Survivors include a sister, Phyllis Clarke Lowery of Atlanta; a cousin, Ulma Clarke of Mobile; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins; and a friend, Charles E. Jones Sr. of Demopolis; a host of other relatives and other friends.

Earnest Lum

DEMOPOLIS &8212; Earnest Lum, of Demopolis died on May 23, 2007 at his residence.

Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by Larkin&Scott Funeral directors of Demopolis.

Shirley Faye Coleman Eiland

MARION &8212; Shirley Faye Coleman Eiland, 57, of Marion died on May 22 at Vaughan Regional Medical Center in Selma. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2007 at Waycross Bible Methodist Church with the Rev. Brian Consley officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2007 at Kirk Funeral Homes Marion Chapel.

Born on Dec. 13, 1949, Eiland was a truck driver with Southern Cal Transport in Birmingham.

Her parents, Charles and Wyena Sherlin Montz Sr, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Roderick Neal Eiland of Marion; two sons, William Chadwick Coleman and wife, Angela, of Lagrange, Ga. and Keith N. Eiland and wife, Allison, of Marion; five sisters, Elizabeth Stewart and husband, Anderson, of Tuscaloosa, Gladys Kynard of Tuscaloosa, Geneva Montz of Marion, Betty Lois Carter and husband, John, of Marion, Margaret Jo Melton of Goldsboro, N.C.; one brother, Charles Montz Jr. and wife, Billy Ruth, of Marion and three grandchildren.

Active pallbearers will be Mark Royster, Benji Royster, Mike Kynard, Rusty Montz, Tommy Madison, Frank Harrison, Darryl Montz and Pete Royster.