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Obituaries for January 1, 2003

Floyd H. Guthrie

Floyd H. Guthrie, 82, of Selma, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at his home.

Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at New Live Oak Cemetery with Bro. Willard Scott officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his wife Verma Lee Guthrie; grandsons, Robert C. Pierce and David E. Pierce; granddaughter, Tammi Chandler; five great-grandchildren; other relatives, Louise Holloway, Ann and David McTigue and Gene McTigue.

Active pallbearers are David Pierce, Robert Pierce, Darrel McTigue, Mike Reynolds, David Jones and Kaesar Smith.

Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, at Lawrence Funeral Home.

Laura Mae White

Laura Mae White, of Bessemer, formerly of Browns/Selma, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002 at a Selma nursing home.

Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Twenty-First Street Baptist Church, 515 South 21st St., Bessemer, with the Rev. T.J. Thrash officiating. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bessemer with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include four special nephews, Joseph L. White-Harris of Selma, Willie A. White-Harris of Montgomery, Carl E. Waugh and Eli Waugh Jr. both of Selma; three devoted nieces, Willietta Waugh-Smith of Far Rockaway, N.Y., Laurena C. Waugh of Selma and Carrie Jones-White of Battle Creek, Mich.; and a host of grand and great-grand nieces, nephews, and other nieces and friends.

Active pallbearers were family and friends.

Flowerbearers were friends.

Ms. White was born to the late Alex and Mamie G. White on Feb. 2, 1911 in Browns. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined St Paul Baptist Church. After moving to Selma, she became a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

She later relocated to Bessemer, where she worked until retirement. She was a faithful member of Twenty-First Street Baptist Church until her health failed.

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