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Obituaries for Aug. 28, 2007

Bell, Farmer, Hurns, Lawson, Park, Parks, Rowser

William Robert Parks

LEWISBURG &8212; William Robert Parks, 97, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007 at his home. Funeral services were conducted by Tommy Hood Sunday, at 1 p.m. on Aug. 12, 2007, from the chapel of London Funeral Home with burial to follow in Beechwood Cemetery. The family will be at London Funeral Home from 4 until 8 p.m. on Saturday and until the funeral hour for visitation on Sunday.

Parks was a native of Giles County, Tenn. and son of the late James D. and Nola Newton Parks. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a retired farmer and member of the Church of Christ.

Two brothers, Sidney Parks and Cecil Parks, both of Lewisburg, a sister, Mary Hastings, of Shelbyville and several nieces and nephews, survive him.

Serving as pallbearers were Duke Hamilton, Pete Parks, James McKnight, Wayne McNeese, Charles McNeese and Terry Pollock.

London Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Fred Farmer Jr.

EUTAW &8212; Fred Farmer Jr., 74, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at DCH Regional Medical Ctr. in Tuscaloosa. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, at Mesopotamia Cemetery in Eutaw with the Rev. Rick Williams and Vickie Avery officiating. The family will receive friends at Kidd-Robbins Funeral Home Chapel from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007.

Farmer was a native of Piedmont and a resident of Eutaw for the past 34 years.

He was an Air Force Vietnam Veteran where he served two years and retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of service.

Farmer&8217;s parents, Fred Farmer Sr. and Mary Hanson Farmer; his sister, Mary Jo Greene; his brother, J.E. Wood, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Violet Faye Dugan Farmer, of Eutaw; his son, Mark Farmer, and his wife, Lynda, of Demopolis; two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; two sisters, Martha York and husband, James A. and Lynda Thomas all of Florida; one brother, Jimmy K. Farmer and wife, Ruby, of Clinton and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth White, Mike Sellers, Tyler Sellers, Larry Cotton, Larry McGee and Reginald Henderson.

In lieu of flowers, the Farmer family ask that donations be given in Memory of Fred Farmer, Jr. to: The Greene County Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 432 Eutaw, AL, 35462.

Lyndall Cathy Park

LEWISBURG &8212; Lyndall Cathy Park, 81, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Aug, 26, 2007, in NHC Oakwood. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007, from the chapel of London Funeral Home with burial to follow in Talley Cemetery at Cane Creek.

The family will be at London Funeral Home from 4 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday and until the funeral hour for visitation Wednesday.

Park was a native of Marshall County, Tenn. and son of the late Thomas Marion and Vera Gant Park.

He served his country in the Merchant Marines during World War II.

He was retired from the Union Camp Paper Mill and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his parents, two brothers, James Thomas Park and Harold Park, preceded him in death.

His wife, Helen Park of Lewisburg, two sons, Harold Park, survives him and Sherrill Park both of Demopolis, one stepson, James Edward Dodd, of Petersburg, one brother, Charles Marion Park, of Montgomery, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, also, survive.

London Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Emma J. Harris Bell

DEMOPOLIS &8212; Emma J. Harris Bell, 94, of Demopolis died on Aug. 15, 2007, at D.C.H. Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, at Gilfield Missionary Baptist Church in Old Spring Hill. The Rev. Moses Jones Sr. pastor. The Rev. Lacornia Harris officiated. Interment followed in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Demopolis. Larkin&Scott Funeral directors of Demopolis were in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, LaVerne Bell Bean and husband, Charles, of Birmingham; daughter-in-law, Sarah Bell, Bronx, N.Y.; sister, Lela Davis, Detroit; four sisters-in-law, Ora Harris, of Gallion, Alverna Harris, of Columbus, Ga., Nancy B. Davis, of Greensboro, North Carolina and Liza Harris, of Bessemer; one brother in law, the Rev. W.M. Norwood, of Birmingham; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Olivia Wilson Lawson

DEMOPOLIS &8212; Olivia Wilson Lawson, 53, of Demopolis died on Aug. 18, 2007, at Southeast Medical Center in Dothan. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, at Eastern Star Baptist Church in Demopolis. The Rev. Terry Gosa officiated. Flora Kennard was the mistress of order. Interment followed in Lawson Memorial Cemetery in Gallion. Larkin&Scott Funeral directors of Demopolis were in charge in the arrangements.

Survivors include a husband, Mennis Lawson, of Demopolis; mother, Mary Lee Wilson of Demopolis; two daughters, Demitta Wilson and Ternecia Wilson of Dothan; six sons, Patrick Wilson, and wife, Chandra; Michael Wilson and wife, Joann, Chris Wilson, Brandon Wilson and wife, Kelly, all of Dothan, Tyrell Lawson and Tyrone Lawson of Demopolis; a grandson she reared, Cordarius Wilson of Demopolis; four sisters, Louise Wilson of Dothan, Mary Carter and wife, Matthew, of Birmingham, Alice McIntosh and husband, Walter, of Demopolis and Alberta Johnson of Demopolis; five brothers; the Rev. Tommy Wilson and wife, Annie, of Montgomery, James Wilson III and Marthie, of Dothan, Johnny Wilson and Ernest Wilson of Dothan and Floyd Wilson of Montgomery; 22 grandchildren, 6 aunts, 13 nieces, 14 nephews and a host of cousins other relatives and friends.

Preston Hurns

DEMOPOLIS &8212; Preston Hurns, of Demopolis, and a resident of Tacoma, Wash. died recently in Tacoma, Wash. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis.

Jake Rowser III

BIRMINGHAM &8212; Funeral Services for Jake Rowser III of Birmingham, formerly of Gallion, will be held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 21, 2007, at Bushelon Funeral Home Chapel in Birmingham.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Ayers Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Rowser; two daughters, one son, three grandchildren; one aunt, Ella Mae Rowser, whom he resided with during his early childhood years.