Obituaries from April 1

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 2, 2003

Savannah Stewart

Savannah Stewart, 102, of Selma, died Friday, March 18, 2003 at a local hospital.

Services are at 1 p.m., Friday, April 4, at Aimwell Baptist Church, Hazen, with the Dr. Charles Lett officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Miller Funeral Home directing.

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Survivors include one son, Thomas Stewart Jr. of Elmira, N.Y.; two daughters, Mabel Walton of Ohio ad Evang. Jessie Jones of Selma; one brother, Bezell Robinson; 16 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Active pallbearers are grandchildren.

Emma Mae Bonner

Emma Mae Bonner, 75, of Selma, died Sunday, March 30, 2003, at a Birmingham hospital. Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Lily Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her husband, Percy Bonner Sr.; five sons, James Bonner (Elleen), Fennigan Bonner (Pearl), Oliver Bonner and Bobby Bonner (Linda).seven daughters, Mary Charles (Matthew), Clara Pope (Horace), Barbara Acoff (Ernest), Berlinda Acoff (Gregory), Annette Sharpe, Cecelia Rose (Gus), Elizabeth Cass (Scotty); 35 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; six sons-in-law; three daughters-in-law; one sister-in-law; one nephew; nine nieces; one aunt, Ellen Carson; and cousin.

She was preceded by a son, Percy Bonner Jr.

Active pallbearers are grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers are sons-in-law.

James Riley

James Riley, 89, of Forkland, died Monday, March 24, 2003 in Demopolis.

Memorial services are at 12 noon, Wednesday, April 2, at the Chapel of Larkin and Scott Funeral Home with Larkin and Scott Funeral Home of Demopolis directing.

Herman Dozier

Herman Dozier, of Selma, and longtime resident of Chicago, Ill., died Wednesday, March 19, 2003 in Houston, Texas.

Survivors include four brothers, Dr. Bruce Dozier Sr. (Catherine), Sam Dozier (Pat) all of Selma, James Dozier of Indianapolis, Ind., and Charles Dozier (Susan) of Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Millie Young (Tyrone) of Gary, Ind.; a loving friend, Josie Dozier. He also leave a host of other nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws and friends.

Mr. Dozier was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Dozier, his siblings, Raymond Dozier, Ira Bruce, Henry Dozier, Edward Dozier and Helen Williams.

Michael J. Arban Jr.

Michael J. Arban Jr., 69, of Selma, died Monday, March 31, 2003 at his home.

Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Burial will follow in New Live Oak Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Browning Arban; daughters, Tracy Arban Wiedmeyer and Pamela Arban Morgan; son-in-law, Phillip Roger Wiedmeyer; granddaughters, Morgan Elizabeth Wiedmeyer and Lauren Wiedmeyer; and grandson, Brian Wiedmeyer.

Active pallbearers are Sol Tepper, John W. Jones, Clyde &uot;Duck&uot; Weir, Lee Holladay, Dawson Burton, Thomas &uot;Pap&uot; Morris, Al Schober and Rick Schober.

Honorary pallbearers are Howell Regan, Dr. Daniel Clower, Billy C. Bond, Glenn &uot;Boots&uot; Wilson, John Teague, Stewart Burkhalter, Chuck Speir, Don Bacon, Hugh Harkins, Dr. Bracy Cross, Bill Rushton, Robert Cleckler Jr., Chuck Greer, Jack Camp, Dr. Ivan Smith, Ronnie Thead, Wiley Salter, Jimmy Davis and Elmo Hindman.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center c/o Dr. Saif’s Research, 1530 3rd Avenue S.W. WTI 262, Birmingham, AL 35294 or Cahaba Hospice.

Mr. Arban worked at Bush Hog, Inc., prior to serving as assistant director of Wallace Community College of Selma and president of N.F. Nunnelley State Technical College in Childersburg.