Obituaries from Sunday, April 18, 2004

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 18, 2004

Inez Collier

Inez Collier, 75, of Selma, died April 8, 2004, at Vaughan Regional Medical Center.

Services were held April 12, at 1 p.m. at the Providence Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Raymond Brown. Burial followed in the Pine Level Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Lewis Brother Funeral Home.

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Survivors include five sons, Edward (Doris) Collier, Richard (Frances) Collier, Aaron (Doris) Collier Sr., Cecil (Grace) Collier and David Collier; eight daughters, Patricia Jenkins, Alma Jefferson, Barbara (Jerome) Hamilton, Marilyn (Frank) Earies, Inola (Anthony) Olds, Elaine Collier, Trena (Keith) Dean, Tracy (Jerry) Harris; four brothers, R.L. Duman, J.D. (Alberta) Dumas, Jerry Robinson, Clarence Robinson, sister, Mildred (Robert) Kennedy, 40 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, four sons-in-law, four daughters-in-law, one brother-in-law, one sister-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was a member of Providence Baptist Church, Missionary, Senior Choir and mother figure to many.

Mainie T. English

Mainie T. English, 77, of Selma, died April 17, 2004, at a local hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by J.H. Williams and Sons Funeral Home.

Fannie Hardy Allen

Fannie Hardy Allen, 91, of Panama City, Fla., formerly of Selma, died Friday, April 9, 2004, in Panama City.

Visitation and funeral services will be announced later by Lawrence Funeral Home.

Survivors include three sons, Newton E. (Alice) Allen Jr., Panama City, Fla.; Walter H. (Diane) Allen, Mobile; Jere H. (Joe Ann) Allen, Oxford, Miss.; brother- and sister-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Paul E. Allen, Selma; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in honor of Mrs. Allen to the Covenant Hospital, 107 W. 19th St., Panama City, FL, 32405, or the First Christian Church, 1209 Selma Ave., Selma, AL 36701.

Ophelia G. Carter

Ophelia G. Carter, 101, of Stanton, died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at a local nursing home. Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 2004, at Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery, Stanton, with the Rev. Scott Watson officiating and Martin Funeral Home of Clanton directing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John &8220;Buck&8221; Carter, and two sons, Henley Carter and John Burton Carter.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Harold C. Cosby of Selma, and Hilda (Sammy) Griffin of Stanton; one son, Don (Faye) Carter of Valley Grande; one sister, Lelia Harrison of Alexander, Va.; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at Martin Funeral Home of Clanton from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2004.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Ebenezer Cemetery Fund.

Elmira Morgan Melton

Elmira Morgan Melton, 94, of Perry County, died April 14, 2004, at a local hospital.

Services will be held April 19, at 1 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on 2910 Earl Goodwin Parkway. Stuart Barron will officiate. Burial will follow in Perryville Cemetery.

She is survived by two sons, Alvin (Evelyn) Melton, Augusta Ga.; James (Rachel) Melton; four daughters, Bertha (James) Jones; Blossie Moore, Thurlean Depriest; Lessie Johnson; all of Selma, 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren and a host of other friends and relatives.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, two sons and one sister.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons.

Family hour will be held Sunday, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Audrey Eggers

Audrey &8220;Sister&8221; Eggers, 66, of Gardendale, died April 16, 2004, at Carraway Methodist Medical Center.

Services will be held Monday, April 19, 11 a.m. and Friday, at 2:45 p.m. David L. Vail. Burial will be held at Memorial Park, Selma. Visitation will be held at Memorial Chapel, of Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, on Sunday, April 19, from 6-8 p.m.

Ms. Eggers is survived by a daughter, Vickie (George) Wade, Huntsville; Mike (Pam Parham-Eggers) Eggers, Fultondale; a brother, Aubrey &8220;Brother&8221; (Millie Powell-Vick) Vick, Selma; grandchildren, Eli and Zak Eggers; Erin, Blake and Cessna Wade; and a former daughter-in-law, Teresa Carpenter, Cape Coral, Fla.

Pallbearers will be Rusty Vick, Jeff Vick, Brad Metcalf and Rodrick Davis.

Ms. Vick graduate Tuscaloosa High School in 1956. She was active in the reunion committee and has many beloved friends.

While living in Tuscaloosa, she worked at Jack Marshall Enterprises, Tuscaloosa County Juvenile Court and the Alabama Unemployment Office. She owned several businesses including Egg One consignment store, Amity Furniture Stripping, A-1 Tax Service and The Book Exchange. Since 1991 she owned and operated Max’s Cafeteria in Gardendale.

Audrey loved collecting antiques and could be found enjoying flea markets and antique shows.

The family would like Audrey loved collecting antiques and could be found enjoying flea markets and antique shows.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Carraway Methodist Hospital where Audrey succumbed after a seven-year battle with cancer.