Brown, Hodges, Norris

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 14, 2007

Obituaries for June 14, 2007.

Josephine Mullen Brown

DEMOPOLIS &8212; Josephine Mullen Brown, mother of 12 children and widow of Abe Brown, lived most of her life in Demopolis. When her health demanded closer observation, the family moved her to Atlanta in 1999. She died on Saturday, June 9, 2007. The family visitation will be held at 7-8 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2007 at the Larkin&Scott Funeral Home. The funeral services will begin 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2007 at her lifelong place of worship, the Morning Star Baptist Church. Interment will be at Memorial Gardens.

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Brown, also known as &8220;Doll Baby,&8221; prided her life on strong family values not only for her children, but also throughout Demopolis. She opened her heart and her house to young people who continue to live by the examples she set.

Mattie Lee Vice Norris

DEMOPOLIS &8212; Mattie Lee Vice Norris, 93, of Demopolis died Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at Woodhaven Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2007 at Kidd-Robbins Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Richard Scott and Ed Pickel officiating. Interment will follow in Octagon Cemetery with Kidd-Robbins funeral directors in charge of services.

The Vice family will receive friends at Kidd-Robbins Funeral Home Chapel from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2007.

Norris was born September 19, 1913 in Octagon, has resided at Woodhaven Manor the past four years and lived in Demopolis most of her life. Norris was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Norris was preceded in death by her husbands, Woodrow W. Vice and the Rev. Tom Norris; her son, William &8220;Bill&8221; P. Hill; her parents, Johnny N. Hill and Lilly Bell Hill; her sister, Judson Irene Jones; her brother, J.C. Hill and her sister&045;in-law, Peggy Hill.

Survivors include her three sons, Kenneth N. Vice and wife, Lorene, Terry W. Vice and wife, Debbie, all of Demopolis, Ricky Vice and wife, Vickie of Jefferson, three granddaughters, one sister, Grace Dixon, of Dixon Mills; two brothers, Oscar Hill and wife, Irma, and David Leon Hill all of Demopolis, five great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren, several nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews, other family members and friends survived her.

Pallbearers will be Mike Hill, Jason Perryman, David Hill Jr., Medford Pharr, Jerry Jones and Travis Starr.

Honorary pallbearers will Ronnie Hill, Jeremy Coats, Byron Vice, Bradley Vice, Lamar Ballard, T.M. Jones, Dr. Ronnie Chu, Woodhaven Nursing Home nurses and staff; Asera Care Hospice nurses and staff.

Kirk Funeral Homes Greensboro Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Christine Hodges

GREENSBORO &8212; Christine Hodges, 92, died on Sunday, June 10, 2007 at the home of her daughter, Cheryl Cozart, in Mexico Beach, Fla.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 in the Heritage Funeral Home Chapel in Panama City, Fla. with the Rev. Michael Young officiating.

The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. prior to the funeral service at Heritage Funeral Home in Panama City, Fla.

At 11 a.m. on Friday, June 15, 2007 a funeral will be held at Kirk Funeral Homes Greensboro Chapel for Hodges.

The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. at the chapel. The Rev. Dee McGuire will officiate at the funeral.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery Greensboro.

Kirk Funeral Homes Greensboro Chapel will be in charge of the arrangements. Homes Greensboro Chapel will direct the local services.

Her husband, Harold Key Hodges, her parents, Mattie Raye Walker Harrison and Henry Brown Harrison, and many brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Survivors include five children, Harold Keith Hodges of North Carolina, Larry Gene Hodges of Sunland, Calif., Lynn Raye Dockery of Tuscaloosa, Cheryl Faye Cozart of Mexico Beach, Fla. and Theba Gail Horn of Greensboro; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.