Obituaries for June 7

Published 12:00am Friday, June 7, 2002

James Marshall Edward Phillips

James Marshall Edward Phillips, 58, of Selma, died Saturday, June 1, 2002 at a Montgomery hospital.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Dr. F.D. Reese officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his mother, Sadie B. White of Selma; one son, Guy Davis of Eatontown, N.J.; one daughter, Teena Davis of Eatontown, N.J.; four brothers, William (Ethel) Phillips of Goldsboro, N.C., Mitchell White of Atlanta, Ga., Charles White and Willie (Bettye) Marshall Jr. of Selma; one sister, Roberta (Floyd) Tolbert of Selma; one grandchild; one brother-in-law; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Phillips, worked 35 years with Jersey Central Power and Light, West Long Beach, N.J., as a heavy equipment operator

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Harvey Jiles Jr.

Harvey Jiles Jr., 69, of Boston, Mass., died Friday, May 31, 2002.

Services are at 12 noon Saturday, June 8, at Morning Star Baptist Church, Selma, with the Rev. B. T. Booker officiating. Burial will follow in Jiles Cemetery, Orrville, with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Jiles; two sons, Willie Frank Anderson of Montgomery and Willie Sanders of Detroit, Mich.; three brothers, Thomas (Deloris) Jiles of Boston, Mass. Willie (Mary Alice) of Orrville and Earl Lee Jiles of Orrville; three sisters, Daisy Thomas of Orrville, Mary F. Watts of Selma and Ethel (Thomas) Irby of Boston, Mass.; three brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Josephine Jiles.

Geraldine P. Chestnut

Geraldine P. Chestnut, 92, of Selma, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at her home.

Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Chapel of J.H. Williams and Sons Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Lincoln Cemetery with J.H. Williams and Sons Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her daughter, Johnnie Mae Chestnut Jackson; one son, J.L. Chestnut Jr. and wife Vivian Davis Chestnut; grandchildren, J.L. Chestnut III, Terrance Chestnut, Gerald Chestnut Riberio, Vivian Chestnut Sampson, Kim Chestnut Marshall, Gregg Chestnut, Joy Chestnut, Samuel Chestnut, Jeffery Chestnut, Eleanor Chestnut, Shawntya Chestnut, Shequitta Holmes and Peggy Flannery; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; four other children she cared for from birth as if they were her own; nephews, Samuel Hopkins, Earl Hopkins and Hugh Logan Battle; and a host of other nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Chestnut earned both a B.A. and master’s degree in education from Alabama State College, and taught in the Dallas County School System for more than 40 years.

She was married for more than six decades to J.L. Chestnut Sr. who preceded her in death by several years. She joined First Baptist Church as a young child, and remained a member until her death.

Iola Lee

Iola Lee, 78, of Jones, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at a Montgomery hospital.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Pleasant Valley Church with the Rev. Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Little Zion Cemetery with Miller Funeral Home directing.

Louida Jones

Louida Jones, 62, of Orrville, died Monday, June 3, 2002 at a local hospital.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Rising Star P.B. Church with the Rev. Eugene Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Miller Funeral Home directing.

Jimmy Lee Carter

Jimmy Lee Carter, 48, of Selma, died Saturday, June 1, 2002 at a local hospital.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Greater New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnnie Blunt officiating. Burial will follow in Sandridge Baptist Church Cemetery with Miller Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his parent, Corine Carter and L.C. Cooper; two sons, Jimmie Brown and Benardo Crawford; two daughters, Tomekia Brown Henderson and Alexis Crawford; five brother, Frank Cobb, Hugh Carter, Lorenza Carter, Garfield Gulley and James Gulley; three sisters, Marie Gulley Washington, Mary Gulley and Jessie Gulley; two grandchildren; one son-in-law; two brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; two god-sons, Tommy Flennory and Daniel Smith; a special nephew, Joe Hopkins; three special friends, Willie Gray “Monkey”, Lawrence Steen “Tussy” and Maurice Henry.

Quintavius Sanders

Quintavius Sanders, 4, of Dallas County, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at a local hospital.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Town Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. P.E. Bonner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Miller Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his mother, Fannie Mae Sanders; one brother, Darrius Shrmar Sanders; three step-brothers, Jessie, Phillip and Preston Posey; one sister, Labrenta Gunn; nieces and a host of other relatives.

Active pallbearers are uncles, cousins and friends.

Bama Perry Sigler

Bama Perry Sigler, 88, of Selma, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at her home.

Services are at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 9, at Isabella M.B. Church, Tyler, with the Rev. Roosevelt Marzette officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Miller Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include three sons, James Sigler, Joe A. Sigler and Eddie Sigler; two daughters, Katherine Smith and Annie Middleton; two sisters, Margaret Coggins and Rosie Miles; 23 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; two sons-in-law; two daughters-in-law; five sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Active pallbearers are family and friends.

Curtis Bailey

Curtis Bailey, 63, of Selma, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Camp Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. C.J. Nicholson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Miller Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his wife Elizabeth Bailey; parents Manuel and Ruthie Lee Griffen; four sons, Curtis Bailey Clemon Bailey, Steven Bailey and Morgan Crenshaw; four daughters, Patricia (Henry) Butler, Angela, Jennifer and Toronika Bailey; three brothers, Jessie, Manuel and George; three sisters, Bernice, Thelma and Dot; 22 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; two sons-in-law; one daughter-in-law; one brother-in-law; three sisters-in-law.

Active pallbearers are brothers and sons.

William George Sherling Jr.

William George Sherling Jr., of Auburn, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002 in Opelika.

Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Auburn First Presbyterian Church with Dr. W. Frank Covington officiating. Burial will follow in Auburn Memorial Park Cemetery with Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Norman Sherling of Auburn; daughter, Dorothy Davis Sherling and husband Matthew Dean foreman of Irvine, Calif.; son, William George Sherling III and wife Ellen Joyce Sherling of Auburn; brother, Arlie Barber Sherling of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; brothers-in-law, Mac Davis of Spanish Fort and Joe Rankin of Faunsdale; grandchildren, Miller Hobbs Sherling of Seattle, Wash., Dorothy Norman Sherling of Breckenridge, Colo., Alan Dean Foreman and Zachary Sherling Foreman of Irvine, Calif.; nieces, Anna Jean Davis Boulware, Rachel Rankin Ratliff, Sarah Rankin and Julianna Rankin Bamberg and Susan Sherling Davis; nephews, Arlie Barber Sherling Jr., Amzie Sherling. Michael and Dan Davis; Jody and George Rankin and Jack Friday.

He was preceded in death by his parents Anna Pennington Barber and William George Sherling, sisters, Anna Jean Sherling Davis, Wessie Lee Sherling Rankin, sisters-in-law, Rebecca Rankin Sherling, Hilda Norman Friday and Mary Dora Norman Hammonds.

Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Auburn First Presbyterian Building Fund, Presbyterian Community Ministry, Lee County Hospice or charity of your choice.

Mr. Sherling received his BS degree from Auburn University in 1947 and master’s from Georgia Tech in 1951. He was a WWII B-17 Co-pilot and POW, and received the Purple Heart. He was faculty advisor for the American rocket society, Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Auburn University, Boy Scout Master Troop 7, Elder at Auburn First Presbyterian Church and member of Auburn Bank and Trust director.

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