Obituaries for October 9

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 9, 2002

Tom McManus

Tom McManus, 71, of San Diego died Sept. 30 at his home in San Diego.

The cause of death was attributed to complications from Parkinson’s disease.

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Mr. McManus is credited with helping to turn KPBS-FM in San Diego into an example of what public radio could be.

Mr. McManus’ career at KPBS-FM spanned 20 years. He became the station’s first full-time employee in 1968. He enlisted volunteers to contribute their expertise and obtained funding for programming ranging from news, commentary and science to music and education.

Doug Myrland, general manager for KPBS radio and television, said, &uot;Tom pioneered the idea that public radio should have longer format news and information content throughout the day. At first, the station was underfunded, and it (the news format) didn’t succeed, but it provided a glimpse of the future. I don’t think Tom got enough credit for his impact on the industry.&uot;

Survivors include his wife, Betty Ehlert McManus, formerly of Selma; a daughter, Terry McManus of Kingston, Wash.; and a son, David McManus of San Diego.

Thomas James Bumpers

Thomas James Bumpers, 74, of Selma, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002 at a local hospital.

Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Dr. Kenny Hatcher officiating. Burial will follow in New Live Oak Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include sons, Thomas Surry Bumpers, Timothy Owen Bumpers and Joseph Earl Bumpers all of Selma; daughters, Susan Marie (Ward Joseph) Oswalt of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Charlotte Ann (William Ray) Nichols of Selma; grandchildren, Ward James Oswalt of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Pamela Marie Oswalt of Ft. Walton, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ollie Bumpers, his father, Earl &uot;Happy&uot; Bumpers, mother, Annie Lucille Bumpers and two brothers, Owen F. Olive and Earl Ralph Bumpers Jr.

Active pallbearers are Deacons of Northside Baptist Church.

Honorary pallbearers are Selma Fire Department.

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

In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be made to National Firefighters Association, Northside Baptist Church or to one’s favorite charity.

Loretta Williams

Loretta Williams, 53, of Dallas County, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002 at a local hospital.

Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Providence Baptist Church with the Rev. Raymond Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas and Cedric of Selma; seven daughters, Lorraine (Bruce) Taggart of Tuscaloosa, JoAnn, Belinda, Jackie (Marvin), Songa (David), Tammy (Eldextra) Bossie, Rolanda (Anthony) all of Selma; six brothers, Douglas (Annie) Ellis, Anthony Ellis and Cleophus all of Selma, Henry and Johnny of Demopolis and George of Milwaukee, Wis.; seven sisters, Annie Ellis, Jean Taylor, Laura, Fannie (Raymond) Brown all of Selma, Cora Ellis of Detroit, Mich., Kate (Joseph) Pearl of Atlanta, Ga.. and Bertha of Cleveland, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; five sons-in-law; two brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law; 12 nephews; and 20 nieces.

Active pallbearers are

David Williams, Eldextra Bossie, John Robinson, Anthony Fails, Willie Taylor and James Vasser.

Joseph Patrick Ellis

Joseph Patrick Ellis, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002 in Talladega.

Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Summer Grove Cemetery with Walker Mortuary directing.

Joseph Richardson

Joseph &uot;Sonny Boy&uot; Richardson of New York, formerly of Selma, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2002.

Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at Rest Haven Gardens Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla., with the Rev. C.E. Smith officiating and Reeds Funeral Home of Pensacola Fla., directing.

Survivors include his children, Joseph Richardson Jr., Charles Richardson, Gregory Richardson, Charlotte Richardson and Jacqueline Richardson; seven grandchildren and one great-grand child all of Pensacola, Fla.; eight sisters and two brothers: Bernice (Richard) Eldridge, Alma Harrell, Lois Parnell, and James (Shirley) Richardson, all of Selma, Esther (Bishop Fred) Sanders of Columbus, Ohio, Lucille Jones, Hannah Richardson, Sarah Lee Barnes, Sarah Pearl Bradley and Ned Richardson all of New York City; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother Joe Richardson of Detroit, Mich.

Pallbearers and Flower bearers were sons, daughters and friends.

Mr. Richardson, was born on March 25,1942 in Selma, to the late Sadie Bell Moultrie-Richardson and Rowdy Richardson also of Selma, who preceded him in death. He attended school and church here in Selma, until he moved to New York City where he was employed on the shipyard and the docks for many years.

He was united in marriage to W. Jean Stodghill. To this union five children were born, three sons and two daughters. Everyone his life touched loved him. His gentle smile and kindness for other people will always be remembered. He will be greatly missed by all his loved ones.

Dr. Samuel K. Morgan

Dr. Samuel Kirkpatrick Morgan, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., died Monday, October 7, 2002 at a local hospital.

Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Bethel United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Mt Pleasant Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Pat G. Morgan of Mt. Pleasant, SC; one daughter, Lynne Tennyson and husband Robert of Mt. Pleasant, SC; three sons, Samuel Kirkpatrick &uot;Kirk&uot; Morgan, Jr. and wife, Shelly of Lexington, SC., Joseph William Morgan II and Emmett Harlowe Morgan II and wife, Theresa all of Mt. Pleasant, SC.; four grandchildren, Morgan and Marie Tennyson, Sam and Eddie Morgan.

Active pallbearers are Dr. Caldwell DeBardeleben, Dr. Paul Underwood, Dr, Owen Grush, John Orvin, Frank Easterby, Gaines Smith and Joe Qualey.

Honorary Pallbearers are Dr. Demetrios Papadopoulos and Lloyd Lent.

Family visitations are from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mt. Pleasant Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, The Organ Fund, 57 Pitt Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401.

Dr. Morgan was born Sept. 9,1930 in Selma, the only son of Emmett Harlowe Morgan and Marie Kirkpatrick Morgan. He was a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Tulane University School of Medicine. He was a Captain in the US Air Force serving as a Flight Surgeon with the Strategic Air Command. Dr. Morgan practiced pediatrics in Dothan, from 1960 to 1964, before coming to the Medical University of South Carolina in 1967 as the first Head, Section on Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, MUSC, in this state. Following his tenure at MUSC, Dr. Morgan was the Medical Director of the American Red Cross, Blood Services, Carolina Lowcountry Region. From 1994 until the his death, he served as a medical consultant with the Social Security Administration, South Carolina Department of

Vocational Rehabilitation, Disability Determination Division, Charleston, S. C.

He was an active member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Charleston, S.C, and a current member of the Board of Trustees. He was most proud of his 35 years as a Sunday school teacher. He was also an avid golfer, and member of F.A.A.P, and a Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics, Pathology, and Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina.