Mary Louis Philips Smith

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 23, 2004

Mary Louis Philips Smith, 83, of Selma, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at a local hospital.

Services will be held Monday, May 24, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Britton will officiate. Burial will follow in New Live Oak Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her husband, Joe W. Smith, Selma; sons, Joe W. (Jean) Smith Jr., Selma; Luther L. (Cathy) Smith, Selma; Aubrey T. (Margaret) Smith, Northport; Starsky Lee Smith, Selma; dauthers, Marie Stewart and Susie Bracket, both of Selma; 13 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and a great grandchild.

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Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence Walker and Getrude Louise Phillips, three children, Wesley Smith, Mary Jane Smith and her youngest daughter Teresa Smith Godbold. One sister, Irene Eliabeth Rotenberry, a brother Lawrence Walter Philips Jr. and one grandchild, Elna Louise Stewart.

Active pallbearers will be her grandsons, Joey Smith, Jason Smith, Chris Arnold, Lee Colburn, Stephen Colburn and Quince Colburn.

The family will receive friends at Lawrence Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 23.

Angelyn Harris Walker

Angelyn Harris Walker, 54, of Detroit, Mich., died Monday, May 17, 2004, in Detroit.

Services are scheduled for Monday, May 24, 2004, at the Zion MP Cemetery. The Rev. L Marshall will officiate directed by Walker Funeral Home.

She is survived by her husband, James Walker; her parents, John and Bessie Todd; and a brother, John Todd Jr.

Marvin Cecil Stone

Marvin Cecil Stone, 86,of Marion, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at his home.

Services will be held Monday, May 24, at 11 a.m., at Mt. Mebo United Methodist Church officiated by the Rev. Travis Barnes, the Rev. Gervis Smith and the Rev. Britton Voss at Pleasant Cemetery, directed by Kirk Funeral Home, Marion Chapel.

Survivors include his wife, Lucy Hill Stone, Marion; sons, Bruce (Jo Anne) Stone, Houston, Texas; Wayne (Becky) Stone, Marion; Thomas (Betty) Hill, Marion; Andrew (Andrea) Hill, McCalla; Werdra (Barbara) Hill, Pennsylvania; two daughters, Gayle Johnston, Dothan; Adele (Thomas) Fondren, Marion; four sisters, Vera Jones, Marion; Ida Mae Stewart; Maplesville; Margarite Snyder, Marion; Nadine Stone, Selma; 16 gandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

Active pallbearers will be Mark Johnston, Jimmie Stewart, Johnnie Jones, Phillip Hightower, Craig Hill, Frank Mitchell, Bryan Duke and Allen Deavours.

Honorary pallbearers will be Clyde Jones, Bill Deavours, Randall Clements, Paul Johnson, ‘Bo’ Pitts, Keith Hill, Roger Hill, William Hill and Adam Hill.

Louise McAuley Poellnitz

Louise McAuley Poellnitz, 89, of Uniontown, died Friday, May 21, 2004.

Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at Rosemont Cemetery in Uniontown, with George H. McKee officiating.

Survivors include her two sons, Walter Durand Poellnitz III and wife Mercedes Mejias of Virginia Beach, Va., and William McAuley Poellnitz, of Uniontown. She had six grandchildren, Carrie Scott Gronbeck, of Panama City, Fla., Jeanette Scott Ray, of Asheville, N.C., Marie Scott Long of Panama City, Fla., Robert Patrick Poellnitz of Norfolk, Va., Joseph McAuley Poellnitz of Arlington, Va., Elizabeth Poellnitz Stevens of Norfolk, Va., and nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Poellnitz was preceded in death by her daughter, Shirley Poellnitz Scott of Asheville, N. C., in 1973, and by her husband, Walter Durand Poellnitz of Uniontown in 1993.

She was the great-great granddaughter of William Hall McAuley, the first minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Uniontown. For all of her life, she was the tie that bound her family so closely together.

Active pallbearers, Charles Cobb, Carl Evans, John Parker, Tommy McAuley, Robert Poellnitz, and Joseph Poellnitz.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family can make donations to Wiregrass Hospice or to a charity of their choice.

Robert H. Young Sr.

Robert H. Young Sr., age 75, of Eutaw, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at his residence.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at First Baptist Church in Eutaw, with the Rev. Paul

Calligan officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Larkin & Scott Funeral Home of Demopolis directing.

Survivors include a loving & devoted wife, Carolyn Young, of Eutaw; one son, Robert H. (Candace) Young, Jr., Birmingham; two grandchildren, Candace Renee & Robert H. Young, III; three sisters, Nanette Giles (Foster)of Bessemer, Ann Black (Harrison) of Junction City, Kan., Clara Martin of Opa Locka, Fla; one brother, John (Margaret) Young of East Orange, N.J.; five sisters-in-law, Carie (Robert) Mosby of Anniston, Pearl (John) Jones of Baton Rouge, La., Gwendolyn Johnson of Atlanta, Ga., Burnquetta Johnson of Demopolis, Hardenia ChiIdey of Montgomery; one brother-in-law, Joseph (Denise) Johnson of Atlanta, Ga.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please send contribution to the Greene County Ambulance Service, Eutaw, and the Alzheimer’s Research Center, 640 Jackson St., St. Paul, MN. 55101.

Mr. Young, graduated from U.S. Jones High School, Demopolis, and received Bachelor & Master’s degree from Tuskegee Institute. He served in the United States Army. He began his career In Education in Perry County, Alabama in 1954. He served as principal at East Perry Junior High in Suttle, and Carver High School and Greene County School System. He was a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Sallie Hardy Swink

Sallie Hardy Swink, 91, of Selma, died Thursday, May 20, 2004, at a local hospital.

Graveside services are at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at Carlowville Cemetery with the Rev. Lee Tate officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include nieces, Mary Ryall McMilion and husband Louis of Selma, Martha Hardy Boettcher of Columbus, Ga., Joanne Swink Prillaman of Newport News, Va., and Claudia Maxwell Parker of Eufala; nephews, Joe Swink and wife Alice of Selma and Julius Patrick Maxwell Jr. and wife Jane of Brewton.

Mrs. Swink was preceded by her husband, William Melton Swink, two sisters, May H. Fowlkes and Pauline H. Maxwell, brother, Hugh Miles Hardy Jr., nieces, Mary Nell Maxwell Stone. She was a long time member of the Carlowville community.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to the Carlowville Baptist Church Building Fund or to the Carlowville Cemetery Fund.

Helen McClure Hicks

Helen McClure Hicks, 80, of Selma, died Thursday, May 20, 2004, at a Montgomery hospital.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Byrom and the Rev. Mike Golson officiating. Burial followed in Pineview Memory Gardens Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include daughters, Rose Mary DeRamus and husband Andrew of Selma, Ouida Parker and husband Thomas of Plantersville and Denise Clark of Plantersville; brother, Perry McClure and wife Julia of Jackson; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and numerous friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Mitford “Mit” Hicks and granddaughter, Paige Small.

Active pallbearers were grandsons, Dexter DeRamus, Sidney DeRamus, Richard Small, Russell Small, Michael Clark Jr. and Shannon Carter.

Honorary pallbearers are Selmont Senior Saints Bible Study Group, Joy Sunday School Class.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Selmont Baptist Church.

Cecil Loretta Wooten

Cecil Loretta Wooten, 87, of Clarksville, Texas, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at a Selma hospital.

Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, in Clarksville, Texas, with the Rev. James Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Hebron Cemetery with Miller Funeral Home directing in Selma.

Survivors include two sons, James (Tina) Wooten and Lewis (Willie) Wooten of Clarksville, Texas; one daughter, Jeannie (George) Evans of Selma; brother, Harold Lewallen of Denver, Colo.; three sisters, Clara Lewallen, Ruth Willis and Mary Ann Jackson; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one son-in-law; two daughters-in-law; three sisters-in-law; and a host of relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie T. Wooten, parents, Guy and Mamie Lewallen.

Mrs. Wooten earned a BS degree in elementary education at Wiley College, Tyler Texas and did additional studies at Bishop College in Dallas Texas.

Mrs. Wooten lived with her daughter, Jeannie for nine years due to her illness, until her death.

Sandra Lee Aldy Harrell

Sandra Lee Aldy Harrell, 49, of Opp, formerly of Selma, died Thursday, May 20, 2004, at a hospital in Opp.

Services were at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home. Burial followed in New Live Oak Cemetery in Selma with Lawrence Funeral Home directing in Selma and Wyatt Funeral Home directed in Opp.

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Michael D. Harrell; her mother, Agnes Aldy of Batesville, Miss.; daughter, Becky Harrell Dawson and husband, Eric of Orrville; two sons, Matthew D. Harrell of Altalla and Barry L. Harrell and wife, Carrie of Clermont, Fla.; grandson, Landon B. Grimes of Orrville; three brothers, Roy Mitchell Aldy and wife Cathy of Tupelo, Miss., Mark Aldy and wife Melissa of Memphis, Tenn., and Billy Ray Aldy Jr. and wife Yevette of Batesville, Miss.; two sisters, Linda Hunter and husband Vernon of Selma and Carolyn Gowan and husband James of Valdosta, Ga.; mother-in-law, Joyce Vaughan of Pawleys Island, S.C.; sister-in-law, Cathy Tullos and husband, Jesse of Pawleys, Island, S.C.; and brother-in-law, James Harrell of San Diego, Calif.; also numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Mrs. Harrell spent the past 20 years assisting in the ministry of her husband Rev. Harrell. After 10 years pastoring the First United Pentecostal Church of Selma, the Harrells pastored the First United Pentecostal Church of Opp for the past 10 years. Mrs. Harrell worked in the City of Opp’s recreation department for several years, where she helped direct the city’s youth basketball leagues.

A gifted speaker, She served in the United Pentecostal Church of Opp as a Sunday school teacher, counselor, Ladies Auxiliary leader and music leader. She also served in various leadership positions with the United Pentecostal Church International’s Alabama district.

Mrs. Harrell was born July 3, 1954, in Winfield, La., to Agnes Cheek Aldy and the late Billy Ray Aldy, the fifth child of seven children. As a child, she moved with her family to Crowder, Miss., where she was a standout in basketball and track at Crowder Hill School. After high school she moved with her parents to the Selma area, where she met her husband. They were married on Aug. 25, 1975 in Selma.

Mrs. Harrell fought a nearly three-year battle with cancer.

Brownie Cranmore Williams

Brownie Cranmore Williams, 86, of Woodstock, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at her home.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at the Chapel of Rockco Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Jones and the Rev. Ben Corley officiating. Burial followed in Greenpond Presbyterian Church with Rockco’s Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include one brother, Vernon Cranmore of Selma; three sisters, Rosie C. Johnson and Ruby V. Fikes both of Woodstock and Lucy Duncan of Selma.

Active pallbearers are J.J. Cruz, Bruce Hamilton, Glenn Johnson, Charles Duncan, Dale Cranmore and Sammy Duncan.

Ms. Williams was a member of Easter Star and Mission Baptist Church in Woodstock

Luther John Henry Riddle

Luther John Henry Riddle, 57, of Montgomery, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004.

Services were at 12 noon Saturday, May 22, at the Chapel of Leak Memory Chapel with the Rev. John Gaines and the Rev. Jeremy Dickey officiating. Burial followed in New Live Oak Cemetery with Leak Memory Chapel directing.

Survivors include his wife Christene Riddle; children, Sharon (Tim) Hooper, Luke Riddle and Holley Riddle; granddaughter, Amber Hooper; brother, Dalton (Gladys) Riddle: and one sister, Jeanette (John) Anders.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther J. and Clemmie Riddle Sr. and brother, Edward Riddle.

Active pallbearers were Tim Hooper, David Vann, Mike Riddle, James Huey, Glenn Huey and Tim Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers are Mr. Riddle’s co-workers at Kilby Prison.

Mr. Riddle was an Army veteran.