Ruby Smith Driskell

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 30, 2004

Ruby Smith Driskell, 91, of Selma, died Friday, May 28.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2004 in the Old Live Oak Cemetery with Dr. Cecil Williamson officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

She is survived by her sons, Menzo W. Driskell III, Francis D. Driskell; daughter-in-law, Debby Driskell; five grandchildren, Frances D. Driskell III, Robert Spears and wife Rebecca Driskell, Timothy Brian Driskell, Will Galbreath Driskell, Kelly Driskell Healey; three great grandchildren, Robert Knox Healey, Mary Frances Healey, Thomas Leo Healey IV; caregiver, Deloris Johnson; numerous nieces and nephews.

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Pallbearers will be Dean Driskell, Spears Driskell, Brian Driskell, Will Driskell, Glenn Sexton, and Joe Sexton.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church or Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church.

The family will receive friends at Lawrence Funeral Home from 5-6 p.m. on Monday, May 31.

Troy Riley

Troy Riley, 67, of Selma, died on Thursday, May 27, at a local hospital.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 30, in the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with the Maj. Will Cundiff and the Rev. Calvin Strickland officiating. Burial will follow in Payne Chapel Cemetery.

He is survived be his son, George (Jennifer) Riley of Selma; daughter, Sharon Riley of Selma; grandchildren, Allen Riley, Kristen Riley, Sidney Riley all of Selma; brother, Royce Riley of Selma; sisters, Verna Strickland, Vera Riley, Annie Jo Lee, all of Selma

Mr. Riley was preceded in death by his wife Fannie Riley and one sister and four brothers.

Active pallbearers will be his nephews.

The family will receive friends at Lawrence Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 29.

Raymond A. Seitz Jr.

Raymond A. Seitz Jr., 67, of Valley Grande, died on Friday, May 28, at his home.

Visitation was held Saturday, May 29 from 6-8 p.m. at the Selma Funeral Home. Services will be Sunday, May 30, at 2:00 p.m. at the Selma Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Chappelle officiating. Burial will follow in New Live Oak Cemetery.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Grace Heffner Seitz of Williamsport, PA.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Rogers Seitz, two sons, Robert John (Susan) Seitz of Atlanta, Ga; William Edward (Judy) Seitz of Birmingham, Al; two grandchildren, Taylor Steven Seitz, of Atlanta, Ga, William Reynolds Seitz of Birmingham.

Pallbearers will be Tom Dooling, Wilford Langston, Ronnie Edwards, Robert Myers, Pete Roberts, and Wayne Robinson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Bain, E.C. Pitts, Charles Spence, John Lackeos, Jack Frost and the Maverick Sunday School Class of Valley Grande Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Valley Grande Baptist Church Building, 48 County Road 16, Valley Grande, Al 36701

Jeanette M. Campbell

Jeanette M. Campbell, 71, of Camden, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at a Montgomery hospital.

Services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 20, at Camden Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Camden Cemetery with Dunklin-Herndon Funeral Home in Camden directing.

Survivors include one sister, Louise Rogers (Perry), Dot Turner, Faye McDonald (Reginald); step-mother, Ethel McGraw; sister-in-law, Ethel McGraw, Barbara McGraw all of Camden and Jo Ella McGraw of Pensacola, Fla.

Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Lee, son, Lee Campbell, four brothers, Eugene McGraw, Willie Lee McGraw, Frank McGraw and Erskine McGraw, one sister, Ruby Rogers.

Family visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday prior to funeral hour.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to one’s favorite charity.

Carrie Norris Rives

Carrie Norris Rives, 83, of Pleasant Hill, died Thursday, May 27, at a local nursing home.

Graveside services were Saturday, May 29, at 11:00 a.m. at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. David Thomas and Bishop Chuck Jones officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing. Visitation was Friday night from 6-8 p.m. at the home of Steve and Kay Stephens.

Mrs. Rives was survived by daughters, Kay (Steve) Stephens of Selma, Clare (Greg) Clemons of Montgomery; sons, William D. (Lynn) Rives of Brewton, Charley (Pam) Rives, Rodney Rives all of Pleasant Hill; sister, Cindy (CG) Rives of Pleasant Hill; brothers, Tommy (Myra) Norris of Pleasant Hill, and Clarence (Marie) Norris of Montgomery; grandchildren, Claudia (Chris) Lee of Baton Rouge, La, Carrie (Michael) McCurry of Nashville, Tennessee, Amanda Rives of Birmingham, Ben Rives of Collirene, Rod Rives of Letohatchee, Rebecca (Julian) Moore of Fitzpatrick, Alan and Anna Clemons of Montgomery; great grandchildren, Rives and Jackson Lee of Baton Rouge, La, Jay and Abby Moore of Fitzpatrick. Her husband, William Dunklin Rives; her parents, three sisters, one brother, precedes her in death.

Active pallbearers will be Rod Rives, Ben Rives, Alan Clemons, Chris Lee, Julian Moore, and Michael McCurry.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Mayo, Johnny Stringer, and Major General (Ret.) William Harrell

Mrs. Rives was a long time resident of Pleasant Hill and a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Associations or the South Dallas Historical Preservation Association in care of Mr. Ralph M. Hungerpiller, Project Treasurer, 3936 Montclair Road, Birmingham, AL 35213.

Henry Lee Childers

Funeral services for Henry Lee Childers are at 11 a.m.

Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Montgomery.

He will lie in state at Wayman Chapel AME Church in Summerfield at 2 p.m. Burial will follow Childers and Tate Cemetery.

Allie Nelson Andrews

Allie Nelson Andrews, 82, of Selma, died Saturday, May 29, 2004, at her home after a short illness.

Graveside services will be 10 am. Monday, May 31, at New Live Oak Cemetery with the Rev. Lee Tate officiating, Gordon Welch, music director of First Baptist Church, providing the song, and Lawrence Funeral Home officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, E. Carl Andrews; her parents, George H. Nelson and Aletha B. Nelson; two brothers, James B. Nelson and Lawrence H. Nelson; two sisters, Carmen N. Willis and Dorothy N. Nicol and step son-in-law James Andrews.

She is survived by her children, Nelson (Melinda) Andrews, Mark H. Andrews, J. Kevin Andrews, all of Selma; step daughter-in-law Carolyn Andrews of Montgomery; brothers, Robert T. Nelson, Bremerton, Washington, G. Carlston Nelson, of Birmingham, and Jack G. Nelson of Selma; granddaughter, Sarah Andrews of Selma; step sons, Jay Andrews and Jeff Andrews of Montgomery; five step grandchildren.

Mrs. Andrews was employed by Kress Company stores for 45 years. She retired in 1987 while manager of the Kress, Selma Mall store. She also managed stores in Florida and Georgia. She received many outstanding awards for sales and profits. The mall store was voted Outstanding District Store for eight years and Andrews received Super Store Award in 1985, receiving an all expense two-week trip to Rome and Florence, Italy. She served as the Mall Merchants Association President, Secretary, Board of Directors and Promotional Committee Member. She has served as President of the Dallas County Home Demonstration Clubs, a national member of the Smithsonian and American Cancer Society.

She was an active member of First Baptist Church. During her church life, she was Sunday School teacher, WMU Missions Director, Sunday School Director and on three building committees at Northside Baptist Church. She was active in WMU and Home Bound Ministries and an active member of the Servitude Sunday School Class and Tuesday Morning Prayer Group.

The family requests flowers be omitted and suggests donations be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund or the Gideon Bible Society.

The family will receive friends at Lawrence Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Sunday afternoon.

Thomas Eugene Price

Thomas Eugene Price, 40, of Selma, died Friday, May 28, 2004.

The family will receive friends at Lawrence Funeral Home from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 30.

Price was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Edwin Price and his mother Dorothy Lorene Whittle Price.

Survivors include three brothers, John (Linda) Catellier of Danville, Ind., Walter Catellier of Clanton, and Fred (Kathy) Catellier of Indianapolis, Ind.; eight sisters, Jeanne (Bernard) Schuerman of Moulton, Mary (Tom) Barronton of Montevallo, Wanda (Tom) Franklin of Indianapolis, Ind., Belina (Will) Parks of Lawrenceville, Ga., Barbara (Pete) Smith of Selma, Becky (Curtis) Chandler of Selma, Carla (Bob) Schuerman of Selma, and Tina Driggers of Selma; numerous nieces and nephews.