Obituaries for Feb. 11

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 11, 2004

James Burrel Moore Sr.

James Burrel Moore Sr., 79, died Sunday, February 8, 2004, at a local hospital.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 10, at Moore Family Cemetery with the Rev. Gene Woodruff officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include sons James Moore of Prattville

and Mark Moorer of Wetumpka; daughters, Rose Moore of Tyler and Carla Gorenflo of Valley Grande; sisters, Frances Calhoun and Nellie Milton both of Selma; and eight loving grandchildren; other relatives, friend of the Deaf Community.

Active pallbearers were Alvin Gorenflo, Randy Anderson, Mark Moore, James Moore.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

Dorothy Gay Adams

Dorothy Gay Adams, 64, died Monday, February 9. 2004.

Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 11, at Elkdale Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Pineview Cemetery with the Rev. Al Finch officiating and Selma Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her husband, Jack Adams of Selma; four sons, Kenneth (Brenda) Adams of Marion Jct., Steve Adams of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., Perry (Tammy) Adams of Franklin, Tenn., and Robert (Lisa) Adams of Smyrna, Ga.; two brothers, Edwin (Barbara) Hood of Meridian, Miss. and David (Lee) Hood of Long Beach, Miss.; one sister, Sarah Smith of Opelika; and five grandchildren.

Family visitation were held Tuesday from 6-8 p.m., at Selma Funeral Home.

Donald Mack Raybon

Donald Mack Raybon, 66, of Selma, died Monday, February 9, 2004.

Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, at Elkdale Baptist Church with the Rev. Al Finch officiating. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Greenville with Dunklin-Herndon Funeral Home of Greenville directing.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Thompson Raybon of Selma; son, Kevin (Lynn) Raybon of Montevallo; sister, Virginia Raybon (Joe) Dunnam of Linden; nephews, Terry (Diane) Dunnam of Sweet Water and Randy (Sheila) Dunnam of Waynesboro, Miss.; nieces, Donna (Freddie) Lindsey of Monroeville an Tracy (Todd) Yates of Valley; and step father, Bobby McDonald of York.

Family visitation will be from 12 -1 p.m. on Wednesday at Elkdale Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elkdale Baptist Church Challenge to Build Fund, American Cancer Society’s Joe Lee Griffin Hope Lodge, 1104 Ireland Way, Birmingham, AL 35205, American Cancer Society or to a favorite charity.

Lelia M. Cooper

Lelia M. Cooper, 92, of Selma, died Thursday, February 5, 2004, at a local hospital.

Services are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, at Morning star Baptist Church with the Rev. B.T. Booker officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery with J.H. Williams and Sons Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include two sons, John Wesley (Myrtlene) Hall of Selma and Melvin (Wyzola) King of Birmingham; 56 grandchildren 63 great-grandchildren; 42 great-great-grandchildren; five nephews; two nieces; other relatives.

Active pallbearers are nephews and friends.

Mrs. Cooper was born on Sept. 13, 1911 in Perry County to the late Lula and Sam Sturdivant. She confessed Christ at an early age uniting with Shady Grove Baptist Church in Perry County, later relocating to Selma, joining Morning Star M.B. Church serving as an usher.

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Rev. William M. Norwood Sr.

Rev. William M. Norwood Sr. 89, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Boligee, died Monday, February 2, 2004 in St. Louis, Mo.

Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 11, at Springhill Baptist Church in Boligee, with the Rev. Willie Gaines and the Rev. William M. Branch officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens, Demopolis.

The body will lie in state at the church on Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m.

Mary Elizabeth Wall

Mary Elizabeth Wall, 78, of Selma, died Friday, February 6, 2004, at a local hospital

Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, at First Baptist Church with Dr. John Fain officiating. Burial followed in New Live Oak Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include son, Dr. Charles Carl (Linda)Wielchowshy Jr. of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Lindsay Elizabeth Wielchowshy and Thomas Reeves Wielchowshy both of Austin, Texas; nephews, Jack (Anne) Williamson of Selma and Dr. Howard (Judy) Williamson of Cullman; cousins, Marileta Powell Stone of Pineapple and Edna Earle Cathey of Florence.

Active pallbearers are Jack Williamson, Howard Williamson, Eddie Stone, David Boozer, Jimmy Bedgood, David McFall, Lawrence Wall and Carl Hayes.