Obituaries for May 11

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 11, 2003

Lillian Henderson Herod

Lillian Henderson Herod, 90, of Selma, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at a local hospital.

Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Orrville Baptist Church with the Rev. John Davis and the Rev. John McLaren officiating. Burial will follow in Orrville Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

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Survivors include sons, Joe Shoemaker, James Herod and Joe Herod; daughters, Ann Jarman and Elizabeth Murdock; and a sister, Grace Kelso.

Active pallbearers are grandsons.

Debra Warren Browder

Debra Warren Browder, 36, of Dallas, Texas, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Bell Funeral Home.

Henrietta Gresham

Henrietta Gresham, 84, of Sardis, died Saturday, May 3, 2003.

Graveside services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at County Line Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Strong officiating and Bell Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her sister, Dollie Chambers of Chicago, Ill.; one brother, Arthur Chambers; devoted nieces and nephews, Eddie (Matilda) Hunter of Sardis, Anderson Jones of Augusta, Ga., Leanna Young Coaxum of Columbia, S.C., Rosie Lee (Henry) Sumrall of El Paso, Texas and Louise (Oscar) Ross of Atlanta, Ga.; and a host of great, great-great-nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Hugh Williams

Hugh Williams, 68, of Ft. Deposit, died Friday, May, 2003.

Services were at 12 noon Saturday, May 10, at Ft. Deposit Complex with Bro. Martin McCall officiating. Burial followed in Roper Cemetery with Bell Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his devoted wife, Myra Bell Williams; four sons, Willie Hugh (Brenda) Perdue of Birmingham, Ray C, Williams of Fort Deposit, Roosevelt Williams and Judy Wiley of Fort Deposit, Randy (Cathy) Williams of Montgomery; a loving nephew, Omega Truitt of Fort Deposit; three sisters, Shirley T. (Marbledees) Lymon of Cireenville, Maluie Perdue of Fort Deposit and Ruth Thomas of Montgomery; two brothers, Charlie Lewis (Bessie) Williams of Fort Deposit and Willie Edward (Hattie) Williams of Greenville; one uncle, Mr. Hurely Williams of Biruxingham; eight grandchildren, LaVonda Williams, Ray Williams Jr., Debra Williams, Sherman Williams, Terri Williams, Roderick Williams, Carmen Williams, Shandarrius Perdue and Febias; four great- grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Johnnie Mae Bell Jones

Johnnie Mae Bell Jones, died Sunday, April 6, 2003.

Services were held Saturday, April 12, at First M. B. Church in Ozark, with the Rev. Dr. S. C. Jackson officiating and Trawick Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her six children, Gloria (Keith Walker) Jones, Tuskegee, Walter (Tondeleria) Jones of Montgomery, Lyvetta Renee (Pierre) Dyck of Ozark, Wanda Faye (Timothy) Flowers of Enterprise, Jennifer Jones (Bruce) Ray of Montgomery, Joseph Kelvin (Wanda) Jones of Ozark; one brother: Lee Edward Bell of Detroit, Mich.; two sisters: Mary Rosie McReynolds of Birmingham and Marion Keith, of Detroit, Mich.; three sisters and one brother-in-law: Malisa Curtis, Ethylene Nettles, Helen Darden, Massey (Carrie) Jones all of Selma; 16 grandchildren, Andrew Flowers, Pierre Dyck, Sharonda Dyck, Walter Jones III, Richard Dyck, Ashley Flowers, Artez Jones, Byron Dyck, Jasmine Jones, Joseph Jones Jr., Michelle Jones, Michael Jones, Alexis Flowers, David Jones, Malisa Ray and Kimberly Coleman; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and a special friend, Bernice P. Davis.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Woodrow Bell, a sister, Lula Fuller and a son, Glenn Robbins.

Mrs. Jones, was born April 12, 1933, to James and Berlean Bell, Orrville. Professing her belief in Christ, at an early age, she joined the Antioch Baptist Church in Orrville. Mrs. Jones graduated from Keith High School in Orrville and attended Selma University.

She married the love of her life, Walter Jones Sr. on Jan. 31, 1955, and they were blessed with six children:

In service to our Lord and Savior, She joined First Missionary Baptist Church when the family moved to Ozark. At First Missionary Baptist Church, she served as a member of the Usher Board, Senior Choir, Matrons, Sunday school class #2, and the Deaconessess. In addition, she served the community as the Worthy Matron of the Pride of Alabama, Chapter #60, O.E.S.; member of the Herrons of Jericho, and member of the New Era #2 District Matrons. Knowing that loving our fellowman is God’s fundamental commandment, she befriended everyone she met.