Obituaries for August 4

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 4, 2002

Mary Sample Thweatt Mabson

Mary Sample Thweatt Mabson, 72, of Montgomery, died Thursday, August 1, 2002

Memorial services are at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at First United Methodist Church, Montgomery, with Dr. Karl Stegall and Bishop Paul Duffey officiating.

Survivors include her sisters and brothers- in-law, Jean S. Sullivan and Ira 0. Sullivan of Selma and Reita S. Davis and Dick Davis of Vestavia Hills; nieces and nephews, Arthur and Claudia Sullivan of Hendersonville. Tenn., Kent and June Sullivan of N. Augusta, S.C., Jim and Debbie Sullivan of Hoover, Connie and Tom McAfee of Selma

and Teresa and Mike Collins of Selma. Other survivors a step-daughter, Mary Elizabeth Furnald (Donald) of Atlanta; grandchildren, Dee and Paula Hutsler of Hoover, Clay and Martha Hutsler of Montgomery, Ben Hutsler of Atlanta and Mollie Hutsler of Dallas, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Robert Sample and her husbands, Robert Thweatt and Ben B. Mabson, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arthur and Roberta Sample Scholarship Fund at Huntingdon College, First United Methodist Church, 2416 West Cloverdale Park, Montgomery, AL, or the Methodist Children’s Home in Selma.

Mrs. Mabson, left a legacy well-laid and as we rejoice in her resurrection, we mourn her passing. She received a B.A. in religious education and secondary education from Huntingdon College and a master’s degree from Auburn University. Later, she attended Troy State University to further her education in elementary education and special education, Through the course of her teaching career, she taught in the Andalusia, Auburn and Montgomery public school systems. Her career as a sixth grade teacher in Montgomery took her to Harrison and Floyd Elementary Schools and finally a long tenure as a teacher who brought her classroom into the home of students who were homebound due to illness.

She was a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa and the Delta Kappa Gamma honorary teacher sororities. Until the time of her illness, she was a vibrant member of First United Methodist Church where she served as a member of the Administrative Board, the Senior Adult Council, and Wesley Wanderers; she was an active member of the Tower Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women, and served as a Stephen Minister, sharing her wise council and encouragement with grieving widows.

She was able to give financial gifts to Auburn University, Huntingdon College and other causes dear to her throughout her later years. She generously supported the Youth missions at her church, the Nellie Burge Community Center, established a scholarship at Huntingdon College in memory of her parents, and as a lover of fine music, she enthusiastically supported the music ministry of her church and the Montgomery Symphony. In recent years, she was the recipient of the Huntingdon Loyalty Award and was honored as the Countess of Huntingdon. Finally, with her forward-looking attitude, she served as secretary of the New Era Club. Kind. compassionate, encouraging, joyful, courageous, tireless, immaculate in manners, definite in opinion, loving in action. In a world that will miss her, let’s strive to continue her legacy!

Marvin Woods Culpepper

Marvin Woods Culpepper, 81, of Sardis, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at a Montgomery hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Woods Culpepper Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Annette Culpepper of Sardis; a son, Woods Culpepper Jr. of Montgomery; a daughter, Cheri (Harry) Stafford of Perry, Ga.; a brother, Robert (Dorothy) Culpepper of Pleasant Hill; two sisters, Juanita (John) Jernigan of Selma and Sis (Art) Zigerelli of Euclid, Ohio; four granchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Active pallbearers are Billy Dees, Frank Dees, Clark Dees, Don Dees, Bobby Dees, John Jones, Bob culpepper, Pete Culpepper, Arthur Zigerelli, Bud Mott and Britt Mott.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Daniel Jackson Barnes

Daniel Jackson Barnes, 80, of Selma, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at a Birmingham hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, in the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Burton, the Rev. Mitchell, and the Rev. Tommy Fancher officiating. Burial will follow in New Live Oak Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Barnes was preceded in death by his father, Marshall Barnes, his mother, Ora Smith Barnes, and three brothers, Braxton, Floyd and James Barnes.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Barnes of Selma; five sons, Willard (Gloria) Barnes of Selma, Eugene (Gail) Barnes of Selma, Bruce Barnes of Selma, James Barnes of Selma, and Gwyn Barnes of Selma; four daughters, Alice (Al) Wales of Huntsville, Ala., Pat (Berry) Vines of Selma, Elaine (Eddie) Shumate of Selma, and Judy (Johnny) Robinson of Selma; a brother, Tommy (Lula) Barnes of Selma; six sisters, Lucille (Vernon) Crocker of Marion, Maxine (Bill) Stockman of Selma, Christine (Pete) Hale of Perry County, Mary Jo (Johnny) Chance of Selma, Pauline Lane of Selma, and Jean (Clyde) Edwards of Chattanooga; 15 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Active pallbearers are Jeff Clark, Eric Barnes, Everett Barnes, Jonathan Barnes, Brandon Barnes and Bryant Barnes.

Honorary pallbearers are David Vines and Jeff Robertson.

The family will receive friends at Lawrence Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Michael Pugh Newton

Michael Pugh Newton, 47, of Selma, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at a local hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, in the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Chappelle and the Rev. Dee McGuire officiating. Burial will follow in Pineview Memory Gardens with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Newton was preceded in death by his father, Joseph R. Newton Sr.

Survivors include his mother, Dot Newton of Selma; a brother, Joseph R. (Lori) Newton Jr. of Selma; a sister, sally crocker of Greensboro; and two nieces, Jennifer Crocker and Kathryn Crocker of Greensboro.

Active pallbearers are Stan Dewitt, Wayne Calloway, Doug Pugh, Harry Rylee, Tony Rylee and Kenny Counselman.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial be made to Central Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends at Lawrence Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Jeanette B. Davis

Jeanette B. Davis, of Selma, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at her residence.

Services will be directed by J.H. Williams and Sons. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.