Obituaries for July 11

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 11, 2002

Sandy Joseph

Sandra &uot;Sandy&uot; German Joseph, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at her home in Selma.

Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Reformed Presbyterian Church with burial Monday in the family plot in Pennsylvania. Viewing at the J.H. Williams and Sons Funeral Home will be from 3 p.m., today (Friday) and for an hour prior to the service at the church Saturday. Friends will be received by the family in the Joseph home, 625 Jeff Davis Ave., from 7-9 p.m., tonight.

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Mrs. Joseph, the daughter of the late Ed and Sophia (Sherosky) German was born in Uniontown, Pa., on November 7, 1940.

Mrs. Joseph was educated in the elementary and secondary schools of South Union Township, graduating from South Union High School in 1958. Following high school she attended the Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, and became a registered nurse in 1961.

She was married at the Central Pittsburgh Reformed Presbyterian Church to a young seminary graduate, Ralph Joseph, Hopkinton, Iowa, on June 1, 1963, and together they began their ministry in the Reformed Presbyterian Church in the Sparta, Illinois area where Mr. Joseph was ordained and installed as pastor of two congregations. It was while living in Sparta, Illinois that their two sons were born.

The Josephs left Sparta in 1973 when Pastor Joseph accepted the call to begin a church planting work in Easton, Pa. The work closed in December 1981 and the following fall the family moved to Superior, Nebraska, when Pastor Joseph accepted the call of that congregation. When Pastor Joseph accepted the call of the Selma Reformed Presbyterian Church the family moved to Selma, arriving the end of October of 1992.

Mrs. Joseph served occasionally on the staff of the Sparta Community Hospital while living in Illinois and worked with two different doctors while in Easton. When she moved Nebraska she became a fulltime staff nurse at the Brodstone Memorial Hospital, all the while continuing to be a fulltime wife and mother. For most of the past 10 years she was involved in the ministry of Knox Kindergarten, serving the last several as a teacher.

Mrs. Joseph was preceded in death by her parents and a number of uncles and aunts. Surviving beside her husband are her sons, Paul Edward Joseph and his wife, Sherie, and their daughters Allison and Abigail; and Timothy Lyle Joseph and his wife, Stacey; a brother, Gary German and his wife, Shirley, Dallastown, Pa., an uncle, Charles German and his wife, Marie, Broomall of Pennsylvania, an aunt, Ann Molton, Brookhaven, Pa., one niece and one nephew and a number of other relatives.

Arthur L. Fountain

Arthur L. Fountain, 72, of Linden, died Thursday, July 3, 2003 at a Demopolis hospital.

Services are at 1 p.m. Friday, July 11, at Unity Baptist Church in Linden, with the Rev. Dwight McNeil officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery with Larkin and Scott Funeral Home directing.

Jannie Mae Sanders

Jannie Mae Sanders, 72, of Dallas County, died Saturday, July 5, 2003 at a local hospital.

Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Clinton Chapel with the Rev. James Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Ellwood Cemetery with Miller Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include parents, Willie and Menerva Sanders; two sons, Wilbert Lee Sanders and Frank Edward Sanders; three daughters, Josephine Tucker, Debra Sanders Pettway and Carol Lynn Sanders; one brother, Wilbert Sanders; one sister, Pauline Oden; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one son-in-law; one daughter-in-law; and two sisters-in-law.

Active pallbearers are James Ross, Calvin Holmes, Michael Goodwill, William Mitchell, Joe Mitchell and William Pullom.

Matilda Lawrence

Matilda Lawrence, 55, of Selma, died Thursday, July 3, 2003 at her home.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at Tabernacle of Praise Church with the Rev. Efell Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Zion #1 M.P. Church Cemetery with Walker Mortuary directing.

Survivors include husband, Walter J. Lawrence; parent, Orzie Bell Butler; godson, Ronald Easton Jr. &uot;B.J.&uot;; two daughters, Jennifer and Tamara Lawrence; four brothers, Sterling Butler, Henry Butler, Willie Butler and Eugene Butler; seven sisters, Jessie Mae Walker, Mary Ann Butler, Mable Peasant, Rosie Nell Butler, Larahrener Moore, Lula Butler and Eliza Butler; one grandchild; five brothers-in-law; seven sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Active pallbearers are nephews.

Honorary pallbearers are nephews.

The body will lie in state at the church on Saturday, one hour prior to the service.

Charlie Patterson

Charlie Patterson, 88, of Lowndes County, died Thursday, July 3, 2003.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at Big Union Christian Church with the Rev. Timothy Silmon officiating. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery with Bell Funeral Home directing.

Keidrich Phillips

Keidrich Phillips, 22, of Autaugaville, died Sunday, July 6. 2003 in Autaugaville.

Services are at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at Little Elam Baptist Church in Autaugaville, with the Rev. Thorton Stewart officiating, Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Miller Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include parents, Larry D. Phillips Sr. and Dorothy Phillips.

L.P. Means

L.P. Means, 60, of Montgomery, died Monday, July 7, 2003.

Services are at 12 noon Saturday, July 12, at Lily Baptist Church with the Rev. F. Fountain officiating. Burial will follow in Means Cemetery with Bell Funeral Home directing.

Michael Turner Linzey

Michael Turner Linzey, 40, of Andalusia, formerly of Selma, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003.

Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Britton officiating. Burial will follow in Pineview Memory Gardens Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his mother, Dorothy (Ricky) Smith; step-father, Gordon Kendrick; daughter, Elizabeth Nicole Lindzey; brother, Darrell Kendrick; step-brothers, Paul Kendrick, Bobby Kendrick and Dean Smith; step-sister, Dawn Bowles; half-sister, Gina Faircloth; grandparent, Margaret Dailey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Active pallbearers are Scott Duncin, Mark Daniels, Mike McDowell, Virgle Elos, Charlie Warren, Dean Smith, Bart Bowles and Darrell Smith.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Aaron and Sara Linzey, Clarence Dailey and his step-grandparents, JM and Maudie Kendrick.

Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Lawrence Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Diabetes Foundation.

Christine Vickers Kennedy

Christine Vickers Kennedy, of Boykin, died Friday, July 4, 2003.

Services are at 12 noon, Saturday, July 12, at the Chapel of Ross-Clayton Funeral Home wth the Rev. P. Lockett officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Annex Cemetery with Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc. directing.

Survivors include nephews, Justin Johnson of Phenix City, Anthony Vickers of Atlanta, Ga., Willie Cal (Chris) Moore of Montgomery, Kenneth

(Patricia) Vickers Jr. of Boston, Mass., Frank (Jackie) Vickers of Nashville, Tenn., Melvin (Cynthia) Vickers of Atlanta, Ga., Michael (Linda)Vickers of Montgomery, Marvin Brown, Thomas Earl Brown and Curtis Brown of Montgomery; devoted nephew, Earl Jenkins of Atlanta, Ga.; devoted niece, Maxine Walker of Marietta, Ga., Mary Ellen Vickers, Barbara (Frank) Williams of Montgomery, Arlene Mack of Columbus, Ga., jean Could, Larchie Huntley of Birmingham, Donna Troupe and Antionetta Sharp of Oakridge, Tenn.; eight stepchildren, Estella Pope of Mobile, Clesana Webb, Fannie James, Alphonse Kennedy (Arlisha) of Chicago, Ill., Mary Kate Coleman of Cincinnati, Ohio, Clifton Kennedy (Bertha) of Monroe, Conn., and Burke (Willie Mae) Kennedy of Stratford, Conn.; sisters-in-law, Ruth W. Kennedy of Boykin and Marcy C. Vickers of Montgomery.

Family visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. on Friday, at the funeral home.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home one hour before the service.