Obituaries for June 11

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 11, 2002

James King

James King, 86, of Selma, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at his home.

Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at Greater St. Paul M.B. Church with the Rev. J.C. Summers officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

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Survivors include his wife, Bessie M. King; five sons, Jesse, James, Herman and Larry King and Eric Robinson; three daughters, Eliza Ann Gilmore, Bessie &uot;Helen&uot; Briscoe and Mary King-Batiste; three brothers, Timothy, Haris and John King; seven sisers, Mamie Daniels, Annie Mae Henderson, Savannah Oliver, Mary Scott, Ruth Thomas, Dorothy Lee King and Jessie Lee Hale; 30 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one son-in-law; daughter-in-law; four brothers-in-law; two daughters-in-law four brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Active pallbearers are Deacons of Greater St. Paul MB Church.

Honorary pallbearers are grandsons, Michael and Nelson Baptiste, Reginald and Kevin Briscoe, Erick, Tyrell, Walter, Paul, Antonio, Daunte, Marcus, Michael, Jamall, Tyrone, Dominick and Andrae King.

Family visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Home.

Mr. King was a deacon at Greater St. Paul MBC. He served in the Air Force 1952-1966, U.S. Army Corps 1942-1945. He was employed with B&H Electric Company.

Vivian R. Larson

Vivian R. Larson, 71, of Selma, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at a local hospital.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Selma Funeral Home.

Moses Tolbert

Moses Tolbert, 79, of Dallas County, died June 9, 2003, at his home.

Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at the Chapel of Lewis Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. J. Smart officiating,. Burial will follow in Craig Hill Cemetery with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include two brothers, John Tolbert of York and James Tolbert of Marion Jct.; one sister, Bertha King of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces and nephews, other relative and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Rebecca Tolbert.

Lydia Renee Thomas Hendricks

Lydia Renee Thomas Hendricks, formerly of Dallas County, died Monday, June 2, 2003, in Raleigh, N.C.

Services were at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at St. Matthew Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C., with the Rev. Ronald E. Avery officiating and Lea Funeral Home directing. Burial followed in Carolina Biblical Garden Cemetery in Garner, N.C.

Survivors include her loving and devoted husband, Warren C. Hendricks; son, Randall J. Thomas; stepsons, Warren C. Hendricks III, Shelden N. Hendricks and Brandon C. Hendricks all of Raliegh; father Joe (Corine) Thomas LaGrange, Ill.; Josephine (Eddie) Thomas and Vickie Thomas of Highland Park, Mich.; brothers, Joe Thomas Jr. of Detroit, Mich.,, Maurice Holt of Anniston, Joseph R. Thomas of LaGrange, Ill.; stepfather, Robert Barnes of Detroit, Mich.; father and mother-in-law, Warren (Frankie) Hendricks of Cleveland, Ohio; aunts, Josephine Owens and Georgia Foster; uncles, Odell Owens and Morgan Lewis all of Selma; and a

host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brittany Thomas.

Mrs. Hendricks was born on May 20, 1959, the daughter of Joe Thomas and the late Alice Thomas Barnes. She graduated from Highland Park High School in Michigan and attended Oakland University for two years. She completed several courses at Wake Technical College. She accepted Jesus Christ in her youth as her savior, was baptized and joined Elevation Baptist Church, recently Mrs. Hendricks and family joined St. Matthew Baptist Church. She was a caring wife, mother, daughter and sister.

Evans King Jr.

Evans King Jr., 50, of Dallas County, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, in Selma.

Services are at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at the Chapel of Lewis Brothers Funeral Home with Elder M. Lucy officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his wife, Byletha King; two sons, Martell King and Nathaneil Antonio King of Detroit, Mich.; two daughters, LaKeshia (Rodney) Johnston and Sharena King of Detroit, Mich.; one brother, Kable King (Sabrina) of Selma; five sisters, Frances Watkins of Detroit, Mich., Ella (Eanest) Gordon, Linda (Lamar) Mitchell Dale (Joseph) Dailey of Selma and Joanne King of Grove Hill; five grandchildren; one son-in-law; four sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Active pallbearers are nephews.

Honorary pallbearers are friends.

Sherrell Ivan Barr

Sherrell Ivan Barr,

87, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at a healthcare facility in Destin, Fla.

Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 12, at the New Live Oak Cemetery with the Rev. Lee Tate officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Barr was born December 7,1915; in Myrtlewood, to the late Milton Page Ban and Mable Sessions Bart.

Survivors include his daughters, Marion Brooks and Brenda Kerwin; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a sister, Helen Ban Breckenridge, of Sweetwater; and one bother, Ralph Wesley Barr of Milton, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sarah Swanner Barr.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either the Scholarship fund of the Selma First Baptist Church or to Covenant Hospice, 101 Hart Street, Niceville, FL 32578.

Mr. Barr was a veteran of World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded at the Battle of the Bulge. He was employed with Sears Roebuck for more than 25 years.