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Obituaries for October 30

Jessie Mae Messer

Jessie Mae Messer, 86, of Selma, died Monday, October 27, 2003, at a local nursing home.

Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 30, at Milton Baptist Church Cemetery with Minister Tom McLemore officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include son, Jerry (Faye) Messer of Selma; grandchildren Chris (Connie) Messer of Selma and Lance (Amy) Messer of Milton; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Messer and Landon Messer; and sister, Florence Wilkinson of Kansas.

Lettie Cleckler Hattaway Smith

Lettie Cleckler Hattaway Smith, 93, of Sylacauga, died Tuesday, October 28, 2003, at a retirement facility in Sylacauga.

Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 30, at the Chapel of Radney-Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wesley Higginbotham officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery in Clanton.

Survivors include one son, Howard Douglas Hattaway of Sylacauga; granddaughters, Karen Simmons of Sylacauga and Teresa Vigueras of Memphis, Tenn.; grandsons, David Hattaway of Biloxi, Miss., and John Hattaway of Sylacauga; great-grandson, Alex Jacobs of Demopolis; and great-granddaughter, Juliana Vigueras of Memphis, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Baxter Smith and J.P. Hattaway.

Mrs. Smith was a member of Five Point Baptist Church. Her hobbies was gardening and needlework.

Emory Daniel Jordan

Emory Daniel Jordan, 79, of Selma, died Tuesday, October 28, 2003, at a local nursing home.

Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 30, at the Chapel of Selma Funeral Home with the Rev. Walter Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Pineview Memory Gardens Cemetery with Selma Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his wife Rose Jordan of Selma; four sons, Daniel (Earle) Jordan, David F. (Rita) Jordan and Michael Jordan all of Selma and Clifford (Teresa) Jordon of Daphne; one daughter, Caroline (Jim) Threadgill of Maplesville; four sisters, Minnie Marie Ingram of Selma, Betty Lou Cook of Auburn, Voncille (Joe) Strickland of Hope Hull and Boots (Bill) McBride of Dothan; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Jordan was preceded in death one granddaughter, Emily Ann Jordan.

Family visitation will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Selma Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers are grandsons, Shane Duncan, Scott Jordan, Eric Jordan, Pete Mock-Jordan, Trent Jordan and Tyler Jordan.

Amy Vaughan Casey

Amy Vaughan Casey, of Birmingham, died Tuesday, October 28, 2003, at her home in Birmingham.

Memorial services are at 4 p.m. Thursday, October 30, at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Hoover.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Friday, October 31, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Selma.

Survivors include her children, Joseph Wheeler, Kathleen Quinn and Jackson Vaughan Casey; her parents, Christine and Henry Vaughan, Jr. of Selma; siblings are, Jarman Russell (Trot) Vaughan of Selma, Henry Vaughan III of Atlanta and Mary Virginia (Dinny) Mayer-Vaughan of Hamburg, Germany; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family also wish to gratefully acknowledge the care and support Amy and her family received from hospice.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Amy Casey Memorial Music Fund at Hoover High School, 1000 Buccaneer Drive, Hoover, AL 35244.

Ms. Casey was born November 2, 1947. She graduated from A.G. Parrish High School in 1965. She studied music at Huntingdon College and graduated from the University of Alabama, where she was affiliated with Delta Gamma Sorority. Amy was employed in special education at Hoover High School.

In 1982, she introduced the concept of Kindermusik to Alabama, and was a beloved piano teacher to many students.

Margaret Hasley

Margaret Hasley, 33, of Selma, died Saturday, October 25, 2003, at a local hospital.

Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at St. Paul CM Church with the Rev. Joseph Coleman Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in New Live Oak Cemetery with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include parents, Latonia B. Ramsey and Early Hasley; two sons, Christian and Joshua; one daughter, Cache; one brother, Earl D.Hasley; two sisters, Vera Bryant and Debra Pires; one brother-in-law; four nephews; four nieces; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Honorary pallbearers are Derrick Dudley, Cedric Tarver, Leviticus Soles, Tavon, James Lykes and Edward Roller.

Ms. Hasley was a Christian. She was self-employed as a cosmetologist.

Willie Mae Johnson Brown

Willie Mae Johnson Brown, 87, of Selma, died Sunday, October 26, 2003, at a local nursing home.

Services are at 1 p.m. Friday, October 31, at Hopewell Baptist Church with the Rev. J.T. Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with Walker Mortuary directing.

Survivors include two sons, Leon Brown of Selma and James Brown of Boston, Mass.; three daughters, Rosie Nell Brown of Selma, Willie Nell McGraw and Beulah Early both of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roosevelt Brown, her parents, Johnny and Marie John and a sister, Gertrude Jackson; seven grandchildren.

Active pallbearers are family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers are family and friends.

Gregory Stallworth

Gregory Stallworth, of Selma, died Thursday, October 23, 2003, at his home.

Services are at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Tabernacle of Praise Church, 850 Woodrow Avenue, with Miller Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include a loving mother, Maude Stallworth; one son, Darrell Johnson of Georgia; four sister, Dorothy Jean Stallworth, Pearl Stallworth, Emma Stallworth Davis all of Selma and Lillie Stallworth of Texas; one brother, James Stallworth of Texas; four nieces, Latresha Stallworth, Natasha Stallworth, Sharon Stallworth and Vanisha Stallworth; three nephews, Quinton Stallworth, Michael Stallworth and Christopher Katts; two great-nieces, Rekaiblsha and Blessing; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Eddie Stallworth.

Mr. Stallworth was born on November 4, 1966, in Selma, to Maude Stallworth and the late Mr. Love McConico. He attended Tipton Jr. High School and later continued his education at Southside High School.

Thomas Eugene Green

Thomas Eugene &uot;Gene&uot; Green, 75, of Plantersville, died Monday, October 27, 2003, at his home.

Services are at 2 p.m. Friday, October 31, at University Hwy. Church of God in Maplesville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his wife Stella Virginia Green of Plantersville; a son, Millard Green of Plantersville; a daughter, Faye Taylor of Kannapolis, N.C.; three brothers, Willard Green of Denver, Colo., Clarence Green of Thornton and Bennie Green of Austin, Texas; four sisters, Thelma Walker of Northglenn, Colo., Orlane Haxton of Aurora, Colo., Idoline Fisher of Lakewood, Colo., and Sharon Robinette of Arvada, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home.