Obituaries for January 24

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 24, 2003

Robert Lee Hunter

Robert Lee Hunter, 47, of Orrville, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at a Selma hospital.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at John the Baptist Church with the Rev. Curtis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Dock Henry Cemetery with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

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Survivors include his mother, Rosie B. Hunter; two sons, Deborta Lewis and Andrea Sanders; two daughters, Titeaka Simmons and Bridgett Ellis; two brothers, Tommy Hunter and William Hunter; two sisters, Lula Hunter and Martha Mack; one grandchild; one son-in-law; one brother-in-law; three sisters-in-law; seven nephews; nieces; uncle, Jessie Carter; two aunts, Mary Bower and Jessie White.

Active pallbearers are nephews and friends.

Chris Mitchell

Chris Mitchell, 92, of Selma, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at his home.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Church Cemetery with J. H. Williams and Sons Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include six daughters, Lou Alice (John) Duncan, Elizabeth Mitchell of Selma, Bertha (John) Dinkins of Brooklyn, N. Y., Geraldine Benton of New Jersey, Peggy Ann Lilly of Maryland, and Alma (Greg) Bennett of Mobile; one son: Lonnie (Iris) Mitchell of New York, N. Y.; one sister-in-law, Lousia Lockett of Selma;. 18 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Howell Cooper Battle

Howell Cooper &uot;Buddy&uot; Battle, 66, of Marion Junction, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at a local hospital.

Services are at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Chapel of Selma Funeral Home with the Rev. Rod Rochester and the Rev. Ken Scott officiating and Selma Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Battle of Marion Junction; three daughters, Lucy Battle of Pensacola, Fla., Beth (Dennis) Dunkin and Margaret (Rodney) Goodson all of Selma; four grandchildren, Cooper Ray Dunkin, Alicia Dawn Dunkin, Alex Goodson and Nicholas Goodson all of Selma; five sisters, Georgia Mae Sanflippo of Birmingham, Mary Frances Rainwater of Marion Junction, Edna Looney of Amarillo, Texas, June Smith of Plantersville and Margie Myers of Oklahoma City, Okla.; four brothers-in-law, Frank (Margaret) Ford, Fred (Margaret) Ford, James (Pam) Ferguson and Eddie (Susan) Ferguson; and two sisters-in-law, Juanita (Gary) Tidwell and Gloria (Sunni) Rohra.

Mr. Battle was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Sanders and parents, George Cooper and Mary Eliza Battle.

Active pallbearers are Jerry Hutto, Randal Blackmon, John Ivey, Josh Anderson, Allen Shelton and Jerry Bowden.

Honorary pallbearers are J. B. Mobley, Comer Dunkin, Rev. Alan Yarbrough, Rev. Neil Caver and Rev. John Davis.

Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, at Selma Funeral Home.

Cards may be sent to Louise Battle at 317 Doe Run Road, Marion Jct., AL 36759.

Jeffery B. Bean

Jeffery B. Bean, 37, formerly of Selma, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan.25, at Green Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Earnest L. Colvin officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with Miller Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his wife, LaCresha Bean; parents, John and Lillie R. Bean; two sons, Jeffery Oliver and Jeremiah Bean; one step-son, Bernard Jones; four sisters, Jennifer Bean, Dondra (Louis) Green, Dorene Mitchell and Augusta L. Bean; two brothers, John (Shirley) Dubose and John Bean Jr.; grandmother, Augusta B. Bean; four aunts, Laura (Leon) Bailey, Betty (Oliver) Morgan, Barbara Williams and Gracie Peoples; two uncles, Larry Bean and Robert (Nanette) Williams; three brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

James Michael Hopkins

James Michael &uot;Mike&uot; Hopkins, 53, of Selma, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at a local hospital.

Graveside services are at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Pineview Memory Gardens with the Rev. Charles Sullivan officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his wife Barbara Jean Johnston Hopkins of Selma; two sons, Christopher Michael Hopkins and James Allan Hopkins both of Selma; a daughter, Jean Michelle Hopkins; father, Harley Hopkins of Selma; a brother, David Hopkins; daughters-in-law, Stacey Hopkins, Rosylon Hopkins and Katharine Hopkins; and four grandchildren, and one on the way.

Mr. Hopkins was preceded in death by his mother, Jeanette Godard Hopkins and a brother, Cecil Edward &uot;Eddie&uot; Hopkins.

As an alternative to flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to The American Cancer Society or The Kidney Foundation.

John Henry Lamar

John Henry Lamar, 84, of Victoria, Texas, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003.

Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Rosewood Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Marilyn Roeder officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery with Rosewood Funeral Chapel directing.

Survivors include his daughter, Beth Hammack and her husband, Jesse of Victoria, Texas; his son, James P. Lamar and his wife, Carolyn, of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded by his parents, his wife, Elizabeth Duke Lamar, sisters, Mary Montgomery Davis and Leslie Lamar Clements.

Active pallbearers are Lamar Miller, John Miller, Jim Miller, Michael Lamar, Jerry Cheatham, Tommy Barker and Bennie Bankston.

Honorary Pallbearers are Vance Cribb, David Gingles, Clyde Lenz, Dr. Lane Gober, the 84 Domino Bunch and the Halepaska Lunch Bunch.

Family visitation will be Friday, Jan. 24, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Rosewood Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Texas, 1908 N. Laurent, Suite 430, Victoria, Texas, 77901 or First United Methodist Church, 407 N. Bridge, Victoria, Texas 77901.

Mr. Lamar, was born Aug. 31, 1918, in Selma, to the late I. M. and Sadie Leslie Lamar. He was a retired rural mail carrier having worked for the Postal Service for 25 years. He was a veteran of World War II, and also served during the Korean Conflict.

He was also a member of Masonic Lodge #305 in Selma, and a member of First United Methodist Church in Victoria, Texas.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Linda Coody, Mr. Lamar’s caretaker, for her dedicated service. She was our angel on earth.

Golda Gaye Rutledge

Golda Gaye Rutledge, 84, died on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003.

Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. at Marion Baptist Academy in Marion with the Rev. Eddie J. Marshall, Sr. officiating and Lee & Rollins Funeral Home directing.

Annie Deloris Agnew

Annie Deloris Agnew, 55, died on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003.

Services for Annie Deloris Agnew will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 11:30 a.m at St. Matthews A.M.E. Zion Church in Greensboro with the Rev. Calvin Johnson officiating and Lee & Rollins Funeral Home directing.