Obituaries from Thursday, April 22, 2004

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 22, 2004

Patience Louise Newton

Patience Louise Newton, of Selma, died Saturday, April 17, 2004, at a local nursing home.

Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, a Morning Star Baptist Church with the Rev. B. T. Booker officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

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Survivors include her loving and devoted mother, Juanita Newton; one brother, James Newton of Los Angeles, Calif.; two devoted aunts, Charlie Lee Tipton and Louise Johnson both of Selma; one niece, Lelia (Daniel) Dean; one nephew, Neal (Tena) Newton

both of California; devoted special cousin, Dr. Roberta Watts; and a host of other relatives and friends including special friend, Elizabeth Hicks.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Newton, two brothers, John and Samuel Newton, grandparents, Alice and Wilson Foster and Addie and Henry Newton.

Ms. Newton was born on June 26, 1943, to the late John Newton and Juanita F. Newton in Selma. She confessed Christ at an early age and united with Morning Star Church under Dr. I. C. Acoff, where she remained active and faithful until her health failed.

Ms. Newton, served in many areas of the church, as musician for the Sunday school, participated in Vacation Bible School, group captain for special days and sang in the adult choir.

She was educated in the Selma Public School graduating from R.B. Hudson High School in 1961. Also graduated from Selma University with an associated degree.

She will be missed by her many relatives and friends for her quiet and loving disposition.

Robert Daniel Henry

Robert Daniel Henry, 51, of Selma, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004.

A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, April 22, 2004, at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Tate officiating. Information regarding funeral and interment in Meridian, Miss., will follow when arrangements are finalized.

Mr. Henry was preceded in death by his father, Brady Allen Henry, and his sister, Jennifer Grace Henry.

Survivors include his wife, Melanie Boozer Henry; one daughter, Lee Lauren Henry; a step-daughter, Kelly Michelle Meiklejohn; his mother, Nancy Henry of Meridian, Miss.; two sisters, Susan (Robert) Henry Low and Nancy (Jerry) Henry Yeggy; his in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Boozer, and a host of friends.

Mr. Henry was a member of the Alabama State Bar Association and served as an officer in the Dallas County Bar Association. His career as a prosecutor began in August 1990 when he moved to Selma and began working with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. Starting as a courtroom novice, Robert’s career escalated quickly. He earned the reputation of being an experienced trial lawyer and being tough but fair.

He held several positions of responsibility in his office, including director of the 4th Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force.

He had an undisputed commitment about his service to the community. He possessed a zest and passion for life that was surpassed only by his devotion to his family.

Norma Grindle Parrish

Norma &8220;Dot&8221; Grindle Parrish, of Selma, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 22, at the Selma Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Funeral arrangements will be announced