Obituaries for March 14

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 13, 2003

Arthur Lee Soles Jr.

Arthur Lee Soles Jr., 34, of Selma, died Friday, Mar. 7, 2003 at a Montgomery hospital.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 15, at Selmont Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Demus Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery with J. H. Williams and Sons Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his mother, Louise Soles; one daughter, Darkesha Renee Soles; seven sisters, Shannen Creagh of Los Angeles, Calif., Shirley Holley of Long Beach, Calif., Sherry Goldsby, Sandra Soles of Selma, Sindie Soles of Trint, Mich., Stacie Shannon and Stephanie Powell of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother-in-law, Ralph Goldsby; five nephews, Matthew Soles, Ridge Soles, Ralph Goldsby Jr., Marvin Shannon Jr. and Marta Soles; seven nieces, Cierra Soles, Marqulia Shannon, Tequila Soles, Karen Creagh, Charnita Goldsby, Kimberly Hall and Danell Hall; a special family, Dorothy Milton and family; 40 aunts; 40 uncles; cousins and friends; a special friend, Bernice Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Soles Jr.

Active pallbearers are Southside High School Class of 1987 basketball players.

Honorary pallbearers are cousins and friends.

Ca’lise Rashane Craig

Ca’lise Rashane Craig, 1 1/2 weeks old, died Sunday, March 9, 2003 in Selma.

Services are at 1 p. m. Saturday, March 15, at the Chapel of Lewis Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. B.T. Booker officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include a devoted and loving father and mother Anthony J. Craig and Veronica V. Stevenson; two brothers Anthony Stevenson and Devin Craig; one sister, Lexus Craig, all of Selma; she also leaves a devoted grandmother Gidget Lewis (Joe), Bessie Craig (Willie); grandfather Sylvester Lewis Sr. (Lena); great grandmother Essie Stevenson; four aunts, Kimberly Lewis, Joann Craig, Sharlene Craig and Wilhelmina Craig all of Selma; two uncles, Sylvester Lewis Jr., James Craig Jr. both of Selma; three great-aunts, Brenda Arnold (Samuel) of Memphis, Tenn., Patricia Lewis and Shirley Tyus (M.C.) of Selma; two great-great uncles, Benjamin Guthridge and Jerome Stevenson both of Selma; two great-great aunts Sarah Gutridge of Selma and Nell Stevenson of New Orleans; two great-uncles, Earl Lewis (Wilnora) of Atlanta and Johnny Lewis (Gabriella) of Washington; and a host of loving cousins; a loving godmother, Berita Brown.

She was preceded in death by her great-great grandmother Daisy Stevenson, great-grandmother, Earlene Lewis, a great-grandfather James Stevenson, a great uncle Tony Stevenson and cousin Roderick Tyus.

Bonnie Joan Turner

Bonnie Joan Turner, 68, of Selma, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at her home

Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at her home, with the Rev. Leonard Hines officiating and Selma Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her husband, William &uot;Bill&uot; Turner of Selma; four sons, Frederick Jacob Bollinger of Ketchikan, Alaska, Mark L. Bollinger of Selma, John Rudolph (Kathy) Burmer of LaGrange, Ga., and Nicholas Christopher (Sandy) Burmer of Selma; one daughter, Carol Ann (James) Hopkins of Simpsonville, S.C.; two stepdaughters, Vicky (Bill ) Finch of Mobile and Sue Ann (Bobby) Herring of Daphne; three brothers, Buzzy Hines of Ewen, Michigan, Leonard Hines of Columbia and Kenny Hatcher of Jacksonville, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia Bollinger.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society.

Franklin D. Crawford Sr.

Franklin D.&uot;Buddy&uot; Crawford Sr., 66, of Pine Hill died Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at a Selma hospital.

Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Chapel of O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Houston C. Biancett officiating. Burial will follow in Coffeeville Cemetery, Coffeeville, with O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his wife, Bernanette Newton Crawford of Pine Hill; son, Frankie (Renee) Crawford Jr. of Coffeeville; daughter, Donna (Bob) York of Jackson; stepsons, Wendell Travis (Shelia) Newton of Pine Hill and Wylie (Monica) Newton of Selma; stepdaughter, Gala Newton of Thomasville; and one sister, Dorothy (Murray) Daniels; and eight grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Patricia W. Johnson

Patricia W. Johnson, 54, of Selma, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003 in Selma.

Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Riverside Cemetery in Demopolis.

Survivors include Will Etta Bates (adopted mother); Jarvis Bates, godson.

Active pallbearers are Harry Bates Jr., Jarvis Bates, Chris Barnes and Harry Bates Sr.

Annie Lee Watts

Annie Lee Watts, 94, of Selma, died Sunday, March 9, 2003 at a local hospital.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Helping Hands Bible Ministry Church with the Rev. Ralph Edwards Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery with J. H. Williams and Sons Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include one son, James H. Peoples Sr. of Selma; five grandsons, Min. James H. Peoples Jr. (Mary) and Ronald Peoples (Winona) of Selma, Cecil and Christopher Peoples of Birmingham and Eddie James Peoples of Detroit, Mich.; one granddaughter, Gertha Peoples of Detroit, Mich.; one sister, Bessie Coleman of Selma; seven great-grandchildren, Tameka D. Peoples, James Omari Peoples, Ronald Bernard Peoples, Haywood, Travon and Desmond Craig all of Selma and Rhonda P. Watters of Jacksonville, Fla.; 20 great-great-grandchildren including Erial Hunter of Selma and Jasmine Watters of Jacksonville, Fla.; and nieces, one nephew, Jessie Dukes of Detroit, Mich.; and other relatives and friends; a god-caregiver, Ruby Walker.

She was preceded in death her parents, Grant and Josephine Dukes.

Active pallbearers are great-grandsons and family.

Mrs. Watts confessed Christ and joined Shiloh Baptist Church in Sardis, at an early age. She later joined Helping Hands Bible Ministries with Pastor Ralph Edwards. The Covenant Partners and Pastor met at her home bi monthly. She was married to the late Howard Watts for over 50 years.

Larue Goldsmith

Larue Goldsmith, 89, of Ft. Deposit, died Saturday, March 8, 2003.

Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Chapel of Bell Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Braxton officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Willing Cemetery wth Bell Funeral Home directing.

Agatha Williams Harville

Agatha Williams Harville, 72, of Selma, died Saturday, March 8, 2003 at a hospital.

Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church with Dr. L.L. Ruffin officiating. Burial will follow in New Live Oak Cemetery with Walker Mortuary directing.

Survivors include her husband, George Harville; three sons, Benson Webb and Carl Williams of Selma and Ervin Harville of Birmingham; two daughters, Vennice Furlow of Radcliff, Ky., and Hildegarde Wilson of Huntsvillle; six brothers, James Williams, Curtis Williams of Cincinnati, Ohio, Willie Nickels of Pasadena, Calif., Reuben Nickels of Mobile, David Nickels of Sugarland, Texas and Joenathan Nickels of Newport, Va.; threes sisters, Ella Murray of Selma,Daisy Live and Rebecca Davis of Mobile; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one son-in-law; one daughter-in-law; one brother-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Active pallbearers are Mt. Ararat Baptist Church Male Chorus.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Matilda Williams.

Mrs. Harville was one of the first African-American to work at Baptist Hospital. She was a member of Medreal Committee for Human Rights. Candidate for tax collector on the Dallas County Independent Free Voters Organizational ballot, formed the group F.O.C.A.C. as an active member for education and established several day care centers in Dallas County.

Maggie L. Webb

Maggie L. Webb, 90, of Moss Point, Miss, died Sunday, March 9, 2003.

Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday. March 15, at the Chapel of Bell Funeral Home with the Rev. Fletcher Fountain officiating. Burial will follow in Sawyer Cemetery with Bell Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include Charlie Rogers, a devoted and loving companion; one son, Clifton (Sheri) Sellers; two grandchildren, Courtney and C.J. Sellers of Moss Point, Miss.; and a host of nieces, nephews, and a devoted niece, Carrie Brown of Letohatchee.

Eunice Sheppard

Eunice Sheppard, of Cleveland , Ohio, died Monday, March 10, 2003 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Miller Funeral Home.

Willie Mae Williams

Willie Mae Williams, 63, of Selma, died Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2003 at a local nursing home.

Services are at 12 noon Monday, Mar. 17, at the Chapel of Lewis Brothers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her husband, Elisha Williams; one daughter, Ollie Mae Walker; three brothers, Lewis Walker of Chicago, Ill., Sam Walker and Robert Walker of Selma; four sisters, Amelia Page, Rebecca Johnson, Roxie Jones, Patricia Walker all of Selma; two brothers-in-law; Matthew Jones and Richard Johnson; three grandchildren, Deshan (Angela) Walker, Leshona and Lisa Walker all of Selma; two brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews.

Cynthia Underwood

Cynthia Underwood, 42, of Selma, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003.

Services are at the Chapel of Bell Funeral Home with the Rev. James McBride officiating.

Survivors include a loving daughter, Gloria Underwood; four sisters, May (Nelson) Lindsey of Collirene, Earnestine (Johnny) Coleman of White Hall, Christine (Eddie) Steele of Trickum and Georgia Underwood of Selma; brother, James Underwood of Collirene; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by two brother, John Arthur Underwood and Hugh Underwood.

Lucy Mae Marrow

Lucy Mae Marrow, 86, of Maplesville, died Monday, March 10, 2003 at a Birmingham hospital.

Services are at1 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 15, at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Plantersville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Miller Funeral Home directing.

Charles W. Nowell

Charles W. Nowell, 83, of Camden, died Thursday, March 13, 2003.

Services are at 10 a.m. Friday, at the Chapel of Dunklin-Herndon Funeral Home with the Rev. Jay Spiller officiating. Burial will follow in Bear Creek Cemetery with Dunklin-Herndon Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Alvin Turner (Dot) of Camden.

Mr. Nowell family moved to Selma at an early age. He worked as a mechanic in Selma, until he went into the military in World War II. He married Ione Turner in 1954. She preceded him in death in October, 2000.

Howard C. Beggs

Howard C. Beggs, 82, of Selma, died Sunday, Mar. 9, 2003 at a local hospital.

Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Mar. 12, at the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Father Bill Darwin and Dea. Steve McCary officiating. Burial followed in Pineview Memory Gardens Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include one sister, Mary Stump; one daughter, Karen (Ralph) Vickery; three sons, Hearold (Stella) Beggs, Carl Beggs and Allen (Kathy) Beggs; six grandchildren, Stephanie (Dewayne) Roberts, Charity (Brian) Williamson, Shannon (Jeremy) Odell, Monica (Kevin) Hurst, Justin Beggs and Brad Beggs; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Reed Beggs, his parents, Calvin and Irene Foster Beggs, one brother, Hubert Beggs and one sister, Onnie Fulton.

Active pallbearers are United Air Force.

Mr. Beggs was retired from the United States Air Force after 22 years of service.

He lived in Blevins, Ark. for many years.