Obituaries for Thursday, August 26, 2004

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Bertha Hall Lee Reynolds

A memorial service for Bertha Hall Lee Reynolds, 90, who died Monday, Aug. 23, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church. The Revs. Polk Van Zandt and Joseph Knight will officiate.

Mrs. Reynolds was the oldest child of the late A.L. and Eugenia Shepperd Lee of McGregor, Texas.

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She graduated from the University of Texas and taught in Texas prior to moving to Selma in 1944, when she married Bernard Adams Reynolds Sr. She taught in the Selma Public Schools for more than 20 years and for the U.S. Air Force at Craig Field.

Along with her husband, a former Dallas County Probate Judge, Mrs. Reynolds was a fervent ambassador for the county, traveling extensively on behalf of the Alabama and National Association of Counties organizations. She worked tirelessly for the Mother’s March of Dimes and Delta Kappa Gamma for a number of years.

Miss Bee, as she was affectionately known, was a former Sunday School teacher and president of the Episcopal Church Women at Saint Paul’s. Selma’s Tale-Tellin’ Festival originated from ideas first formulated around her kitchen table.

Mrs. Reynolds was predeceased by her husband

and a son, Bernard A. Reynolds Jr. She is survived by her two daughters, Lee (Randy) Reynolds Sewell of Atlanta and St. George Island, Florida, and Nancy Reynolds Bennett of Selma; four grandchildren, Stephen (Laura) Locke Reynolds of Carrollton, Texas, William Jenkins Reynolds III of Flower Mound, Texas, Amy Alison Bennett and Leslie (Brian) Bennett King, both of Selma; three great-grandchildren, Madison Elizabeth and Locke Adam Reynolds and Baker Adams King.

She is also survived by her sister, Eugenia Simons of Houston, Texas, her brother, A.L. “Bert” (Dorothy) Lee of McGregor, her daughter-in-law, Jerry Reynolds Schall, her sister-in-law Annie Reynolds Day of Selma, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1306, Selma, AL 36702, or Alabama Tale-Tellin’ Festival, P.O. Box 1031, Selma, AL 36702.

Johnnie Monique Posey

Johnnie Monique Posey, of Selma, died Thursday, August 19, 2004.

Services are at 1 p.m. Friday, August 27, at Little Canaan P.B. Church, 1325 Eugene Ave., with Elder James Beal, pastor and the Rev. Sammy McDole officiating. Burial will follow in Camp Creek Cemetery, Tyler, with Miller Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her mother, Debra Posey; father, Johnny Wells; grandfather, Eddie Lee Wells; three sisters and four brothers, Laronica Shuntae Posey, Jasmine Thomas and Queen Le’Angelo Wells, Timothy Lamont Posey, Willie Terrell Posey, Johnathan Lee Mitchell and Calvin K. Sawyer.

She was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Catherine Posey and Lula Mae Wells, her great-grandmother, Alberta Marshall, an aunt, Annie Louise Williams, two uncles, Kenneth Posey and Edward Posey.

Ms. Posey was born on Nov. 21, 1983 in Selma. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Little Canaan P.B. Church in Selma.

Paul Plouffe

Father Paul Plouffe S.S.E., 88, Selma, died August 22, 2004, at his home.

Services were held August 25, at noon at the Queen of Peace officiated by Father Carroll.

Burial followed in Fairlawn.

Lucille Coleman

Lucille Coleman, 96, of Whitfield Community, in York, died August 16, 2004, at Baptist-Princeton Medical Center, in Birmingham. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday, August 27, at 1 p.m. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, in York.

The Rev. O.L. Sealey will officiate.

Larkin and Scott Funeral Directors are entrusted with arrangements.

Shanique M. Lawson

Infant Shanique M. Lawson, Demopolis, died August 22, 2004, at Bryan Whitfield Hospital, Demopolis. Graveside services will be held Friday, August 27, at 11 a.m. at Allenville Cemetery, Faunsdale. The Rev. Ralph Hunter will officiate. Larkin and Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis are entrusted with arrangements.