Obituaries for July 24

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Joe Carl Ponds

Joe Carl &uot;Peanut&uot; Ponds, 27, of Selma, died Thursday, July 18, 2003, in Selma.

Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at West Village Church of the Nazarene. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing

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Survivors include a very devoted mother, Joanne P. Brewer of Selma; one brother. Anthony Ponds of Birmingham; a special fiance, Teresa Peterson of Selma; one daughter, Alvineshia D. Peterson of Selma; a very special grandmother, Carrie Ponds of Butler; grandfather, Allanye Smith of Lisman; eight aunts; two very special aunts, Melvia Ponds of Butler and Gavle Harville of Selma, Jacquelyn (Greg) McRae, Sandra Smith, Dorothy (David) Keeten, Sharon Smith, Tante Smith and Shirley Smith of Lisman; nine uncles, Robert Ponds of Greensboro, Benjamin Ponds, James (Lillie) Deloach. Ledell (Jeanette) Deloach, George Deloach. and Lewis Deloach all of Butler, Andrew Smith, Kwandis Smith, and Victor Smith all of Lisman; one great aunt, Lucille Ponds of Selma; one great uncle, Jessie Ponds of Selma;.two nephews, Joshua Gardner and Jacorrie Leanthony Ponds of Birmingham; a special cousin, Shannon Missie Ponds of Butler; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ben Ponds of Selma and a grandmother. Jettie Mae Deloach of Butler.

Mr. Ponds, was born on April 23, 1976 in Butler, to Joanne P. Brewer and the late Joe Deloach. He confessed Christ and joined the Selma West Village Church of the Nazarene under the leadership of Elder Brenda J. Tyus.

Bernice L. Crampton

Bernice L. Crampton, 65, of Selma, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at her home.

Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Friday, July 25 at Pineview Memory Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Bayne officiating and Selma Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her mother, Martha Elizabeth (M.E. Lackey) McKay of Selma; two daughters, Sandra (Jeff )Deramus of Opelika and Sheryl Crampton of Selma; two sisters, Betty L. (George) Ellis of Lecompte, La., and Barbara (Frank) Rosser of Tyler; two grandchildren, Jeffrey E. (Michelle) DeRamus of Tuscaloosa and A. Neal DeRamus of Opelika; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert E. (Big) Al) Crampton and her father, Henry C. Lackey.

Active pallbearers are Frank Rosser, Robert Craig, Jimmy Champion, Glen Cribbs, Al Blackmon, Donald &uot;Buddy&uot; McLaughlin.

Honorary pallbearers are George Ellis, Nelson Barnett ad John M. Oxford.

Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, at Selma Funeral Home.

Florence K. Hatcher

Florence K. Hatcher, 62, of Selma, died Sunday, July 20, 2003, at her home.

Services are at 4 p.m., Thursday, July 24, at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. F.D. Reese officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her husband, Albert Hatcher; one son, Albert Hatcher Jr.; three daughters, Cynthia West, Silvia Freeman and Sandra Hatcher; three brothers, Frank Kelly Jr., James Kelly and Jeremiah Kelly; four sisters, Mary Sewell, Amanda Jones, Annie Cunningham and Violet Kenan; 10 grandchildren; three sons-in-law; one brother-in-law; one sister-in-law; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by parents, Frank and Lucy Callens Kelly.

Active pallbearers are nephews, deacons and cousins.

Honorary pallbearers are grandsons, Crusader Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hatcher was a retired school teacher.