Obituaries for Aug. 31, 2007

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 31, 2007

Dawson, Hurns, Guy

Sally Beatrice Dawson

LIVINGSTON &8212; Sally Beatrice Dawson, 83, of Livingston, died Aug. 26, 2007, at Hill Hospital in York, following our extended illness. Funeral services for Dawson are set for 1 p.m. on Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Livingston. Interment will follow in the Johnson Cemetery with McInnis Mortuary of Livingston directing. Visitation is from 1-6 p.m. today at the mortuary and an hour prior to service time at the church.

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Dawson was born June 15, 1924, in Livingston. She was full of life and enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, talking on the CB, cooking, reading, talking to people and making laughter. She was a member of

John Baptist Church in Livingston.

Dawson received her elementary and high school education in the public schools in Sumter County. She received her b.s. and master&8217;s degrees from Alabama State University in Montgomery. She also studied at Boston University for Secondary Certification and entered the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa during the summer of 1973. Later she received her a.a. degree. She was a member of various organizations. Life membership in the NEA, Member of Kappa Delta Pi Fraternity, XI Chapter, AEA, National Council for Social Education, Sumter County Classroom Teachers Association, The Sumter County Retired Teachers Association, the National Rifle Association and was part of the Civil Rights Movement. She supported various charities such as, The Hannah House, The Boys and Girls Club, The Salvation Army and The Fraternal Order of Sheriffs and Polices. She taught school for 44 years. She served as a basketball coach, math teacher and social studies teacher during her years of teaching. She retired in 1988 from York West Jr. High School.

Preston R. Hurns

DEMOPOLIS &8212; Preston R. Hurns, 44, of Demopolis died on Aug. 24, 2007, in Tacoma, Wash. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at the New Morning Star Baptist Church in Demopolis.

The Rev. Frank Charleston will officiate. Interment will follow in Limestone Cemetery in Gallion. The remains will repose at the church beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Public viewing will be held from 2-6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Larkin&Scott Funeral directors of Demopolis are in charge of the arrangements.

Willie Guy

GREENSBORO &8212; Willie Guy, 53, of Greensboro died on Aug. 30, 2007, at D.C.H. Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Larkin&Scott Funeral directors of Demopolis.