Obituaries for March 19

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 21, 2003

Alvis Frith

Alvis &8220;Boots&8221; Frith, 83, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004.

Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Friday, March 19, at Pineview Memory Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Kenny Hatcher officiating and Selma Funeral Home directing..

Survivors include one son, Alvis B. Frith Jr. of Selma; one daughter, Sherry Maluda of Selma; two brothers, Paul Frith of Selma and Roy Frith of Clearwater, Fla.; one sister, Velma Wimberly Young of Selma; five grandchildren, Darren (Gaylor) Frith, Crystal Nichols, Dianne (Mike) Brannon, Gail (Edgar) Calloway and Gary (Angela) Maluda; and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. Frith was a veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW.

Mamie A. Williamson Jatkto

Mamie A. Williamson Jatkto, 84, of Selma, died Thursday, March 18, 2004, at a local nursing home.

Private graveside service are at 11 a.m. Friday, March 19, at Grove Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Randy Tanner officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include daughters, Gloria Jones, Belinda (David) Dykes and Darline (Jerry) Hughes all of Selma; granddaughter, Debra (Eric) King of Selma; grandson, Dwayne (Shea) Hughes of Jemison; two great-granddaughters, Mary Mackenzie Hughes and Sydney King.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Westwood Baptist Church AWANA programs, 4085 US Highway 80 W, or one’s favorite charity.

Roy C. Blunt

Roy C. Blunt, 51, of Selma, died Friday, March 12, 2004.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Greater New Hope with Elder Bonner officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Nebo Cemetery with Miller Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Annie Blunt; three sons, Roy C. Jr. (Janice), Bertarius and Bertjenski; two daughters, Sharon (Amoure) Savage and Valeria Peterson; six brothers, Mack (Claudia) Blunt Sr., James (Thelma) Blunt, Frank (Eleanor) Blunt, Johnnie (Lillie) Blunt, Nathaniel Blunt and Charles Blunt; three sisters, Dorothy (Exekiel) Chandler, Josephine Cannon and Annie (George) Hightower; six grandchildren; three brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews; two uncles Joe Wilson and Roosevelt (Eva) Blunt; three aunts, Lena Bell Walker, Arthurene Blunt and Ella Benning; and special friends, Ron Pettway, Henry Hicks and Michael Rustow.

Marvin Dobine

The Rev. Marvin Dobine, 85, of Brent, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. James C. Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Cooper Cemetery, Centreville, with Lee & Rollins Funeral Home directing.

Wesley Sanders Jr.

Wesley Sanders Jr., 65, died Saturday, March 14, 2004.

Services are at 12 noon Saturday, March 20, at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Lee & Rollins Funeral Home directing.

Mary Watts

Mary Watts, 45, of Selma, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Miller Funeral Home.

Queenie Knight

Queenie Knight, 57, of Georgia, died Saturday, March 14, 2004, at a healthcare facility.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Sandridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Blake officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Memory Garden Cemetery with Miller Funeral

Home directing.

Survivors include three loving sons, sons, Barry (Ruby) Knight of Lithonia, Ga., Kenneth Isaac Knight of Clarkston, Ga., Johnny Henry Knight III of Selma; two loving and devoted daughters Jivvett Hope Knight of Birmingham and Rosalyn Denise Knight of Clarkston, Ga.; one step-daughter Katrina Knight of Queens, N.Y.

11 grandchildren: Monique Watkins, Rod Olds, Barry Knight Jr. Shaquille Benett, Monte’ Benett, Mesha Smith, Rioneshia Browning, Shakira Browning, Keontrae Knight, Jalen Jackson, Kenneth G. Knight;

eight sisters, Josephine Dukes, Arzula Thomas, Bobbie Stewart, Regina Frison, Bessie Malone, Shirley Griffin, Elizabeth Best, Letha Oliphant; and four brothers, Goner Frison, Jerry Frison, Joe Frison, and Samuel Frison.

Honorary daughters, Geneva Meka Johnson and Diane &8220;Di&8221; Curtis; a very special niece, Ruby Perkins Nelson; and a host of nieces, nephew, relatives and special friends.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Luchie Frison and R.C. Frison.

Mrs. Knight was born April 24, 1946, to Amelia and Goner Frison, who preceded her in death.

She was united in holy matrimony to the late Mr. Johnny Henry Knight Jr.

She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Sand Ridge Baptist Church where she was a faithful member until she relocated to Atlanta, Ga., due to illness.

Freddie Gardner

Freddie Gardner, 84, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, in Tuscaloosa.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Lily Grove Cemetery with Miller Funeral Home directing.

Willie Talton

Willie Talton, 69, of Selma, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Miller Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Talton.

Alvin McNeil

Alvin McNeil, of Selma, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Miller Funeral Home.

Shirley Johnson-Davis

Shirley Johnson-Davis, 46, of Demopolis, died Monday, March 16, 2004, at a Demopolis hospital.

Services are at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church, Demopolis, with the Rev. Richard Fountain officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Larkin and Scott Funeral Home of Demopolis directing.

Bessie Hale

Bessie Hale, 90, of Demopolis, died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at a Tuscaloosa hospital.

Services are at noon Saturday, March 20, at St. Paul Baptist Church with the Rev. Charlie Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Limestone Cemetery with Larkin and Scott Funeral Home of Demopolis directing.

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones, 81 of Demopolis, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at a Demopolis hospital.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at New Morning Star Baptist Church, with the Rev. E. C. Clemons officiating. Burial will follow in Birdine Cemetery with Larkin and Scott Funeral Home of Demopolis directing.

Bessie Johnson

Bessie Johnson, 98, of Coatopa, died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at a Demopolis hospital.

Services are at noon Sunday, March 21, at Bethel Pine Baptist Church, Coatopa, with the Rev. Floyd Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Pinetop Cemetery with Larkin and Scott Funeral Home of Demopolis directing.

LaTanny Benison

LaTanny Benison, 41, of Eutaw, died Thursday, March 18, 2004, at her home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Larkin and Scott Funeral Home.

Eleanor Washington

Eleanor Washington, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Monday, March 15, 2004, in Los Angeles.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Larkin and Scott Funeral Home.