Obituaries for May 20

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Jeanette M. Campbell

Jeanette M. Campbell, 71, of Camden, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at a Montgomery hospital.

Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 20, at Camden Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Camden Cemetery with Dunklin-Herndon Funeral Home in Camden directing.

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Survivors include one sister, Louise Roper (Perry), Dot Turner, Faye McDonald (Reginald); step-mother, Ethel McGraw; sister-in-law, Ethel McGraw, Barbara McGraw all of Camden and Jo Ella McGraw of Pensacola, Fla.

Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Lee, son, Lee Campbell, four brothers, Eugene McGraw, Willie Lee McGraw, Frank McGraw and Erskine McGraw, one sister, Ruby Rogers.

Family visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday prior to funeral hour.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to one’s favorite charity.

Bonnie Jean Church

Bonnie Jean Church, 70, of Selma, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at a local hospital.

Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Friday, May 21, at Pineview Memory Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Preston Johnson officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her husband, William C. Church; children, Nelda (Butch) Curtis, Mary (Don) Darlene Nevin, Johnnie Lynn Curtis and Chester Allen (Marilyn) Lowery; stepchildren, Glenn (Ora) Church, Barry (Mary) Church, Lolita (Roger) Still, Wendell (Hardy) Church, Chrystal (Leroy) Humphrey and Gene (Toni) Church; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three sisters; and two brothers.

Active pallbearers are Kevin Still, Richard Carter, Shawn Curtis, Donnie Nevin, Denny Carl Hollingshead and Kyle Kinman.

Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, at Lawrence Funeral Homer.

Earlie Threatt Jr.

Earlie Threatt Jr., of Bedford Heights, Ohio, formerly of Sylacauga, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at his home.

Services will be held on Saturday, May 22, in Bedford Heights, Ohio with Lucas Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Bedford Heights, Ohio directing.

Survivors include his wife, Doris of Bedford Heights, Ohio; three sons, Marvin Threatt of Detroit, Mich., James Harold Threatt of Bedford Heights, Ohio and Tony Threatt (Mary) of Selma; five daughters, Earlene Threatt Larkin

and Marion Threatt Brown (Rev. L.L. Brown Jr.) of Selma, Brenda Threatt Green (Homer) of

Sylacauga, Hope and Kimberly Threatt of Akron, Ohio; one brother, David of Cleveland, Ohio; one uncle, Daniel of Sylacauga; and many loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Ruth Annette Smyly Kirkham

Ruth Annette Smyly Kirkham, 80, of Linden, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at a Demopolis hospital.

Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at Magnolia Church of Latter Day Saints with President James Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include sons, Billy Lonzo Criswell of Fulton and James Roger Sheffield of Pine Hill; daughters, Mary Lee Taylor of Roanoke, Linda Annette Etheridge of Selma and Jane Elizabeth Britt of Denham Springs, La.; brothers, Martin Smyly of Satsuma and Wilford Symly of Pine Hill; and one sister, Eloise Harbin of Magnolia; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Active pallbearers are Lynn Criswell, Johnny Criswell, Nathan Britt, Joshua Britt, Mike Harbin, Larry Etheridge and alternate Joe Stockman.

George Fail Alford

George Fail Alford, 90, of Camden, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004.

Services are at11 a.m. Friday, May 21, at Camden Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Green officiating.

Survivors include two sons, George Fail Alford Jr. (Ann) of Camden and John Robison Alford (Jane) of Clanton; two sisters, Margaret A. Jones and Betty A. Cassity both of Montgomery; ten children and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Scott Alford and daughter, Mary Scott Barnes.

Family visitation will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to either the BYKOTA Sunday School Class of Wilcox Academy Athletic Association.

Mr. Alford was as retired mail carrier and a combat veteran of World War II. He served in the 11th Armored Division and received the Purple Heart. He graduated from Troy State University where he lettered four years in football, playing on their first team in 1930. Her served as president of the Student Government Association. After graduating from Troy, he taught and coached at Moore Academy in Pine Apple and also in Frisco City. He was a member of Camden Baptist Church where he taught the BYKOTA Sunday school class for over 50 years. He was a member of Dale Lodge No. 25, where he was a 50 year member and served as Worshipful Master for many years.