Obituaries for March 3

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 3, 2003

Joseph Allen Jackson

Joseph Allen Jackson, 54, of Selma, died Monday, March 1, 2004.

Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 4, at New Live Oak Cemetery with the Rev. John Ackerman officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include two sisters, Ernestine Hollingshead of Hayneville and Peggy Jackson of Selma.

Mt. Jackson, was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest R. Jackson and Bernice N. Jackson, and a brother, Ray Jackson.

Active pallbearers are Wade Huston, Chris Poe, Jerry Poe, Kenneth Jones, Roger Dunkin and Ricky East.

Margarette Virginia Lee

Margarette Virginia Lee, 65, of Thorsby, died Sunday, February 29, 2004, at a healthcare facility in Alabaster.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas W. Lee of Thorsby; sons, David (Magina) Lee of Warner Robbins, Ga., and Michael (Kandi) Lee of Wilton; daughters, Donna (David) Augustine of North Shelby County and Kimberly (Dennis) Hill of Forrestdale; brother, John Paul Bresnan Jr. of Center Point; granddaughters, Brittany Hill, Laura Hill, Amanda Lee and Regina Macapagol; grandsons, Matthew Augustine, Patrick Augustine, Ian Lee and Robert Macapagol.

Family visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday.

Ruth Rogers Dubose

Ruth Rogers Dubose, of Selma, died Monday, March 1, 2004, at a local hospital.

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

Joe Ernest Aultman

Joe Ernest Aultman, 75, of Marion, died Monday, March 1, 2004, at his home.

Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church with the Rev. Thomas Fondren officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Kirk Funeral Homes Marion Chapel directing.

Survivors include his wife Lila Jean Swindle Aultman of Marion; two sons, Joe Ellison Aultman and Roy s. (Polly) Aultman all of Marion; three daughters, Sandra (Robert) Ingram of Greensboro, Dedrah (David) Hodgens of Pell City and Pamela (Robert) LaGrone of Marion; one brother, Thomas Aultman of Selma; two Doris Coster and Inez Grantham both of Mississippi; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Active pallbearers are grandsons, Aaron Ingram, Andy Ingram, Adam Ingram, Steven Aultman, Mathew Hodgens and Brian LaGrone.

Mr. Aultman was born in Perry County on July 13, 1928, to the late Luther and Irene Bearden Aultman.

Betty Black McGaha

Betty Black McGaha, 71, of Selma, Monday, March 1, 2004.

Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 4, at First Baptist Church with Dr. John Fain officiating. Burial will follow in New Live Oak Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her mother, Evelyn Milligan Black of Selma; her husband of 53 years, Elton Ashley McGaha; sons Elton Ashley (Georjann) McGaha Jr. of Westford, Mass.; daughters, Emily Elizabeth (Jim) Edwards of Montgomery and Ann Carol (Tim) Mann of Birmingham; 10 grandchildren, Laura McGaha, Sara McGaha, David McGaha, Janna McGaha, Christa McGaha, Jonathan McGaha, Carrie Edwards, Mallory Edwards, Anna Beth Mann and David Mann.

She was preceded in death by her father, George W. Black and brother, Jim M. Black.

Active pallbearers are Donnie Coffee, Alex Easters, James Hines, Larry Lewis, Bill Mott and Bobby Quarles.

Honorary pallbearers Dr. Park Chittom, Dr. Albert F. Lobuglio, Dr. Melissa Dillman and Pharmacists Albert Stewart, Jim Creech and Leslie Harrison.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, First Baptist Church of Selma, or to Wiregrass Hospice.

Mrs. McGaha was born in Montgomery on August 16, 1932. She lived much of her childhood in Ramer and graduated form Sidney Lanier High School in 1950. She moved to Selma with her husband and children in 1963. She was employed several years at Alabama Power.

From 1979 to 2001, she was education secretary for First Baptist Church in Selma, fulfilling her call to Christian service. Throughout her life she served her Lord by teaching Sunday school classes for children and young women, leading missions programs and volunteering in hospitals and schools. An accomplished seamstress, Mrs. McGaha enjoyed smocking and hand-sewing for her grandchildren.

Tommy Lee Hill

Tommy Lee Hill, 50, of Gallion, died Friday, February 25, 2004, at a Demopolis hospital.

Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at John the Baptist Church in Gallion, with the Rev. Gerome Burrell and the Rev. R.B. Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Coleman Cemetery with Larkin and Scott Funeral Home of Demopolis directing.

The body will lie in state at the church beginning at 12 noon.