Obituaries for January 2
Dorothy Tate Culpepper
Dorothy Tate Culpepper, 79, of Pleasant Hill, died Wednesday, December 31, 2003, at a local hospital.
Services are at 10 a.m. Jan. 3 at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. David Thomas, Rev. Woods Culpepper, and Rev. Stan Weatherford officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Franklin Culpepper, Sr. of Pleasant Hill; son, Robert (Melanie) Franklin Culpepper, Jr. of Pleasant Hill; daughter, Ceceilia Culpepper (Frank) Smith of Gulf Shores; grandchildren, Steven Franklin Smith of Birmingham, Jennifer Culpepper (Robert) Robertson of Auburn, Amy Elizabeth Smith of Brentwood, Tenn., Robert Franklin (Trey) Culpepper III of Pleasant Hill; cousins who were raised as her brother and sister, Joseph T. Smitherman and Helen (Watt) Dudley, both of Selma; aunt, Ila Bell Franklin of Texas; uncle, Marvin Keener of Selma; numerous nieces and nephews.
Active pallbearers are Theron Lang, Johnny Henry, Scotty Harris, Charlie Rives, Teddy Pouncy, John Stringer, Francis Middleton, Tommy Norris, Jack Mayo, C.G.
(Busty) Rives, and Billy Hardy.
Honorary pallbearers include Dr. Caldwell Debardeleben and Dr. William Hinson.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, or flowers will be appreciated.
The family will receive friends at Lawrence Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 2.
Andrew Murdock, 61, of Hillsborough, N.C., formerly of Demopolis, died Monday, December 29, 2003. Services are at 11 a.m. Jan. 3 at the Gilfield Baptist Church in Gallion with the Rev. Lacornia Harris officiating.
Burial will follow in the Gilfield Community Cemetery.The family will receiving friends at the church at 10 a.m. on Saturday with Larkin and Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis entrusted with the arrangements.
Andre Woods, 22, of Demopolis, died Thursday, December 25, 2003, at Bryan Whitfield Hospital.
Services are at noon Jan. 3 at New Greene Oak Baptist Church in Forkland with the Rev. Henry Woods officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.
The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. Saturday with Larkin and Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis entrusted with the arrangements.
William Johnson, 50, of Selma, died Monday, December 22, 2003.
Services are at 1 p.m. Jan. 3 at Shilo Baptist Church with the Rev. Joshua Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery with Walker Mortuary directing.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Eddie Lee Johnson.
Survivors include his wife, Carrie Johnson; parents, Joseph and Luellen Johnson; four sons, Hebert Bell, Derrick McGadney, Wesley Bell, and Marcus Bell; five daughters, Annie Mary McDole, LaKesha Bell, Melody Smith, twins Taquita and Taquanta Johnson, Sharon Jackson and Tanisha McGadney; four brothers, Johnny Brown of Cleveland, Ohio, Joseph (Cassandra) Johnson, Jr. of Rochester, N.Y., and Tommy Johnson of Selma; sisters, Annie Mary Johnson of Detroit, Mich., and Eliza (Johnny) Manuel of Selma; and ten grandchildren.
Mr. Johnson was a member of the Overalls Social and Saving Club,
vice-president and a coach of Central Insulation D and D Pest Control.
Richard M. Feister
Richard M. Feister, 75, of Prattvile, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004 at this residence.
Funeral services will be announced later by Selma Funeral Home.
Kathrina P. Kerlikaske
Kathrina P. Kerlikaske, 83, of Selma, died Thursday, Janurary 1, 2004 at a local hospital.
Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Jan. 3 in New Live Oak Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Stone officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing.
Survivors include her husband, Richard W. Kerlikaske; brother, John Hans Poulsen, Jr.; sister, Lucy Gertrude Poulsen Young; nieces, Mary Poulsen Cole, Anne Kathrina Poulsen Cox, and Elizabeth Rebecca Poulsen Gilbreath; nephew, Robert Houston Young, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers include Richard Gibian, Seymore Cohn, John Furniss Calloway, and Judge Miller Childress.
Beulah Mae Atchison
Beulah Mae Atchison, 54, of Selma, died Wednesday, December 31, 2003, at a local hospital.
Services are at 11 a.m. Jan. 2 in the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Chappelle officiating. Burial will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Goldie Earnestine Atchison and Wheeler Eugene Atchison; two brothers, Morris Joe Atchison and Paul Junior Atchison; sister, Mary Ann Donahoo; two nieces, Donna Rena Riffe and Goldie Rena Riffe.
Survivors include her daughter, Cherie (Jamie) Day of Selma; brothers, Carl Haigler of Fla., Jerry Haigler of Selma, Eugene Atchison of Lawley, Williard Atchison of Stanton, Thomas J. Atchison of Maplesville, and Vance J. Atchison of Lawley; sisters, Goldie M. Riffe of Maplesville, Jessie Smith of Maplesville, Molly M. Cox of Randolph; aunt, Jessie Hull; uncle, Leroy Atchison; grandchildren, Trey, Heather, and Heath Day, all of Selma.
Active pallbearers are Kenny Day, Jonathan Riffe, Farrel Denny, James Day, Larry Mott, Steve Mott, and David Day.
Sylvia Y. Dennis
Sylvia Y. Dennis, 63, of Selma, died Monday, December 29, 2003, at a local hospital.
Services were at 2 p.m. Dec. 31 in the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with the Rev. Rod Rodchester officiating. Burial followed in New Live Oak Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.
Survivors include her husband, Buddy Dennis; sons, Montia E. Dennis and Robert Dennis; brother, Joe Davis of Austin, Texas; sisters, Patty Patterson, Betty Armstrong, and Earleta Terrel, all of Mineral Wells, Texas; grandsons, Montia Dennis, Clayton Dennis, David Earl, and Charlie Dennis; granddaughter, Samantha Dennis.
The family will receive friends at Lawrence Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.