Obituaries for February 6

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 6, 2003

Lanie Larry Allen

Lanie Larry Allen, 44, of Orrville, died Saturday, January 31, 2004, at his home.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 7, at Prosperity CME Church with the Rev. Johnny Sanders officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with J.H. Williams and Sons Funeral Home directing.

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Survivors include one son, JeWayne Allen of Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Tyshe Shavon Allen of Atlanta, Ga., and Regina Williams of Orrville; six brothers, John Henry (Mary) Allen and J. Wesley (Brenda) Allen of Buffalo, N.Y., Columbus Allen and Willie James Allen of Mobile, Ervin (Mary Bell) Allen of Orrville and Walter (Rosie) Allen of Selma; four sisters, Elizabeth (Mack) Norwood of Birmingham Geneva Bennett of Mobile, Shirley (Randy) Williams and Sandra (James Dale) Purdie of Selma; nieces, nephews, other relatives; one uncle; and four aunts,.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Moses and Annie Allen, two brothers, Jessie James and Moses Allen Jr., and one sister, Ruthie Mae Allen.

Walter L. Jones Jr.

Walter L. Jones Jr., 27, of Orrville, died Friday, January 30, 2004, in Selma.

Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 7, at First Baptist Church in Orrville with the Rev. Curtis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Thomas Cemetery with Miller Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include parents, Geraldine Jones and Walter Lee Jones Sr.; two daughters, Salinda and Sabria Webster; devoted friend, Mita Mitchell; stepson, Keon Mitchell; eight brothers, Quincy Jones, Marlin Jones, Willie Charles (Lashonda) Stokes, Nicholas White, Corey Patruck, Kushan Fields, Jonathan Rayford,, Aundra Aaron; four sister, Princess Jones, Dianna Harris, Aundrea Aaron Mcketha McDole White Stallworth; 20 aunts; eight uncles; grandmothers, Martha Williams, Fannie James and Virginia Capevas; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Emma People Oden

Emma People Oden, 90, of New York, formerly of Dallas County, died Friday, January 30, 2004 , in New York.

Services are at 12 noon Saturday, February 7, at Siloam Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Old Kingston Cemetery in Prattville, with Miller Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include son, Jesse L. (Dorothy) Peoples; six brothers, Joe (Juanita) Moseley, Charlie (Cora) Moseley, Hezekiah (Gene) Mioseley, Preston (Syvester) Moseley, James (Marash) Moseley and Willie Moseley; six sisters, Evelyn Comway, Carrie (Rev. Frank) Smith, Geneva (Afrond) Cole, Maryann Cameran, Virginia Bennett and Louise Harris; seven grandchildren; two brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Bennie Peoples

Lelia M. Cooper

Lelia M. Cooper, 92, of Selma, died Thursday, February 5, 2004, at a local hospital.

Funeral service will be announced later by J.H. Williams and Sons Funeral Home.

Thelma L. Jackson Todd

Thelma L. Jackson Todd, of Selma, died Friday, January 30, 2004.

Services are at 12 noon, Saturday, February 7, at the Summer Grove Missionary Baptist church with the Rev. A.L. Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include two daughters, Juandolyn Todd Fails and Pamela Todd, both of Mobile; son-in-law, Edward Fails of Mobile; two grandchildren, Jaelyn and Ashlin Fails of Mobile; brother, Willie (Bettie) Steele of Rockford, Ill.; brother-in-law, Charlie Cunningham of Pensacola, Fla.; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Todd was employed by the Selma City School System as an elementary school teacher for over 30 years. She was an educator at Knox Elementary School and taught first grade at Payne Elementary for the majority of her career. She was a member of the Retired Teachers’ Association, the Selma Education Association, the Alabama Education Association and the National Education Association.

Repast will be held at Payne Elementary School following the burial services.

Joe Lewis

Joe Lewis, of Birmingham, died Tuesday, February 3, 2004, in Birmingham.

Services are at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Linden, with the Rev, John Watkins officiating.

Survivors include two sons, Freddie Waters of Talladega and Franklin (P.J.)

Waters of Witchita, Kan.; four brothers, Jesse (Jerrie) Waters, and Roderick (Annie Waters of Spring Valley, N.Y., Oliver Waters of Selma and John Waters of Birmingham; three sisters, Joanne (Gary) Sloan an Annie Holmes both of Spring Valley, N.Y. and Jensie Allen of Selma; and a very special friend, Naomi Lee.

Robert Curtis Jr.

Robert Curtis Jr., 52, of Selma, died Monday, February 2, 2004 at a Montgomery hospital.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 7, at Shiloh Baptist Church, Potters Station, with the Rev. D.M. Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Craig Hill Cemetery with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his fiance, Carla Cook; one son, Robert Curtis III; two daughters, Melissa Curtis and Charlane Curtis; adopted daughters, Kim Cook, Michelle Cook, and Sweet Little Baby Fruity; four brothers, George Curtis, Clarence Curtis, Jake Curtis and Eddie West; six sisters, Doris Pope, Dasie Curtis, Francine Wade, Elizabeth Allen, Annie Ruth Browder and Cassandra Harville; four grandchildren; two brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces and nephews, uncle and aunt.

Mr. Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Annie Curtis and a brother, David Curtis.

Joyce Sunshine Young

Joyce Sunshine Young, 72, of Camden, died Tuesday, February 3, 2004.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date by Dunklin-Herndon Funeral Home.

Survivors include sisters, Kay Robertson of Mobile and Mavis Dale Holverson of Spring, Texas; and nieces and nephews.

Samuel Early

Samuel Early, 63 of Safford, AL passed on February 3, 2004. Survivors include his wife Minnie-Wilson Early. Two (2) daughters, Shanda Early of Safford and Samara Early of Huntsville, One (1) son, Samuel Wm. Henry Early of Safford, Two (2) grandsons, Kalen Early and D’Londre Brown of Safford, Three (3) brothers, Charles Early of Uniontown, Floyd Early of Detroit, MI, and Allen Dean Early of Uniontown, numerous relatives and friends.

Services will be held Sunday, February 8, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Hebron

Missionary Baptist Church of Safford, Alabama. Rev. Joseph Waller, Sr., officiating. Interment will follow in church cemetery. Final arrangements entrusted to White Funeral Home, 101 Lucian Street, Uniontown, AL.