Ruby Mae Jones

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 29, 2004

Obituaries for Sunday, February 29, 2004

Ruby Mae Jones, of Marion Junction, formerly of Mobile, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 2, at Jackson Funeral Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will

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be held in Marion Junction at the Bible Lighthouse, Wednesday, March 3, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the church grounds.

Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband, Elridge Jones Sr.; children, Paullette (Donnell) Williams, Shirley (Barry) Larkin; Phyllis (George) Parks, Elridge (Shula) Jones Jr.; Ruthia (Emanuel) Gul; John (Emma) Jones; Sandra (Elisha) Mitchell; Kenneth Jones; brother Willie (Lula) Battle, Mobile; sisters, Irene Mahone; Lula Holloway; 24 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Gaines.

Peggy Ann Riddle Goodman

Peggy Ann Riddle Goodman, 61, of Foley, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, in Fairhope.

Services will be held Feb. 29, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Smith and the Rev. Marie Harris officiating. Burial will follow in New Live Oak Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her husband, James C. Goodman, Selma; daughter, Sandra Elizabeth Cochran, Robertsdale; son, Tony Hill, Marion and two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Active pallbearers are Jacob Jones, Michael Wallace, Johnathan Cochran, Steve Lawrence, Freeman Riley and Randy Smith.

Willie Charles Steele

Willie Charles Steele, died Thursday, February 19, 2004.

Services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 24, at First M.B. Church in Prattville, with the Rev. Fed Gray officiating. Burial followed in Chapman Cemetery with Phillips-Riley Funeral Home of Montgomery directing.

Survivors include his stepmother, Sophronia Steele of Selma; four children, Donald Steele of Montgomery, Muhammed, Jason, and Pinkie Elaine Steele all of Indianapolis, Ind; nine brothers, Louis Steele of Clearmont, Fla., George (Ruby) Steele of Belleville, Ill., Elder (Virginia) Harrison, Arthur Steele, Alexander Steele all of Atlanta, Ga., Ronald Steele, Donald (Lynecia) Steele of Selma, Christopher (Carolyn) Steele of Birmingham, and Gregory Steele of Montgomery; six sisters, Thelma (John) Robinson of Prattville, Sandra Brantley of Miami, Fla., Jacqueline Harrison of Charlotte, NC, Brenda Steele of Selma, Shundy (Sylvester) Stokes of Racine, Wis., and Lula D. Henry of Belleville, Ill.; one aunt, Ruth Clay of Lima, Ohio; eighteen nephews; twenty-one nieces; a devoted nephew, Antonio Robinson; a devoted friend, Julius Marshall; a devoted companion, Hazel Jones; his former wife, Ada; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Phillip Steele, and sister, Evelyn Elaine Steele and his first wife, Ida.

Active pallbearers were nephews.

Flowerbearers were nieces.

Mr. Steele was born on Nov. 27, 1937, to the late Charlie Steele and Pinkie Mae Harrison in Autauga County.

He confessed Christ at an early age and united with First Baptist Church of Prattville.

Joyce A. Franks

Joyce A. Franks, 73, died Wednesday, February 25, 2004.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 28, at Oakhill Cemetery in Lampasas, Texas, with the Rev. Roland Schaub officiating and Sheppard Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include, husband, Robert J. Franks of Lampasas, Texas; son, Robert C. Franks of Austin, Texas; sister, Hazel Hamilton of Selma; and a brother, Jimmy Gutherie of Selma.

Robert Harrell

Robert Harrell, 75, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Wednesday, February 18, 2004, in Ohio.

Services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 28, at Union Grove with the Rev. George Bennett officiating and Miller Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include three daughters, Quintella Harrell and Marchina (Julius) Toodle both of Selma, and step daughter, Petrina (Steve) Allen; one brother, James (Jackie) Harrell; one sister, Charlotte Jackson of Selma; six grandchildren, Ericka Woodson, Khesa Harrell and Curtis Mitchell of Selma, Kerrod (Shunta) Harrell of Ft. Hood, Texas, Samson Allen and Sabelle Allen of Cincinnati, Ohio; two great-grandchildren, Kerrod J. Harrell of Birmingham and Tristen Woodson of Selma; special nephew, Percy &8220;Pete&8221; Harrell II.

Active pallbearers are family and friends.

Mr. Harrell, was born, June, 21, 1926, in Marion to the late Fred Harrell Sr. and Plura Toodle Harrell, He confessed Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Olive P.B. Church. He received his formal education in the Dallas County and Selma School System. In 1952 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and traveled throughout the country. In 1953 he married Lillie Bender. After 31 years of outstanding performance he retired from Cincinnati Water Works.