Obituaries from Tuesday, May 4, 2004

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 4, 2004

Rosalyn Ivey Ellard Wallace

Rosalyn Ivey Ellard Wallace, 92, of Sprott, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at a nursing home in Marion.

Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, at Marion United Methodist Church with Dr. Larry Teasley and the Rev. Bill Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in Marion Cemetery with Kirk Funeral Homes Marion Chapel directing.

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Survivors include two sons, John M. Wallace Jr. (Betty) of Marion and David Wallace (Barbara) of Sprott; three daughters, Marievelyn Hughey and Lavonia Smith both of Newport News, Va., and Zoe Langner (Chuck) of Birmingham; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Wallace Sr. and a daughter, Jane Wallace Palmer.

Family visitation will be from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, at Kirk Funeral Home Marion Chapel

Mrs. Wallace was born in 1911, in Perry County, to Amanda Lavonia Shelby Eilard and David Henry Eilard. She was a principal and school teacher for many years in Bibb and Perry Counties.

Michael B. Moseley Jr.

Michael B. Moseley Jr., 75, died Monday April 19, 2004, at his residence in Chesapeake, Va.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Kitchen Moseley of Chesapeake, Va.; sons Dwayne Moseley of Chesapeake, Va., Charles B. Moseley of Cape Hatteras, N.C. and Michael E. Moseley of Daytona Beach, Fla., and daughter Sandra Gail Freeman of Scotland Neck, N.C. He is also survived by one sister, Mary Virginia Avritt of Alabaster; and two brothers, James C. Moseley of Aberdeen, Miss. and Charles H. Moseley of Oxford, Miss.

Mr. Moseley, was born in Selma on July 2, 1928, to the late Michael B. and Grace Hughes Moseley.

He grew up and attended public schools in Selma before entering military service He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having retired as a Chief Petty Officer.

He spent the majority of his Navy career aboard destroyers with the Atlantic Fleet and had requested that his ashes be scattered in the Atlantic Ocean.

Lela Pearl Spinks

Lela Pearl Spinks, 93, formerly of Elba, (Damascus community) died Monday, May 3, 2004, at Selma hospital.

Services are at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 5, at Hayes Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mart Gray officiating. Burial will follow in the Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery with Hayes Funeral Home of Elba directing.

Survivors include, daughter, Mary S. Grider and son-in-law, George L. Grider, daughter, Janell S. Windham and son-in-law, Bonner Windham, daughter, Betty Danford and son-in-law-George L. Danford all of Elba and daughter, Nina Moore of Selma; son, William B. Spinks Jr. of Selma; granddaughters, Deborah Wilkins of Elba, Susan Deese of Birmingham, Sharon Bettius of Arlington, Va., Celia Kramer of Atlanta, Ga., and Karen Snyder of Pelham; grandsons, Jon Moore of Selma and Jason Grider of Charlotte, NC; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Mrs. Spinks was preceded in death by her husband William B. Spinks Sr., two granddaughters, Amber Spinks and Brenda Giglio, and a son-in-law Dr. E. Jones Moore.

Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, at Hayes Funeral Home.