Obituaries for Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 8, 2004

Rhonda Lynn Meeks

Rhonda Lynn Meeks, 46, Selma died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004 at her residence.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Selma Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. in the Pineview Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Roger Jacobs, the Rev. Wayne Craft and the Rev. Betty Maurer will be officiating. Selma Funeral is directing the service.

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She is survived by one brother, Don (Brenda) Meeks of Selma; two sisters Cahterine (Jim) Mainer, Clovis; New Mexico and Lacy Meeks, Selma; ten nephews and eight nieces.

Ms. Meeks attended Living Waters Worship Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Lillian Meeks.

Letters of condolence may be mailed to Don Meeks, 2000 Highway 14E, Selma, AL, 36703.

Miles F. Prestel

Miles F. Prestel of Marion Junction, 96, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret C. Prestel, and his four children: David (Elaine) Prestel of Okemos, MI; James (Nancy) Prestel of Greenville, S.C.; John (Jeanette) Prestel of Hoover and Anna (William) Veach of Selma. He is also survived by his sister, Ruth Seaton, of Waterford, MI and his brother, John Prestel, of Bloomfield Hills, MI, as well as his eight grandchildren: Margot and Carl Prestel of Okemos, MI; Joel and Miles Prestel of Greenville, S.C.; Jessica and James Prestel of Hoover and Katherine and Claire Veach of Selma. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harvey Prestel.

Miles Prestel was born June 17, 1908 in Detroit, MI. He retired from Michigan Bell after 46 years of service and was a decorated World War II veteran, an avid outdoorsman and a Deacon Emeritus of First Baptist Church Selma. Above all, he was a devoted Christian and a prayer warrior who had a blessing for everyone and embodied the spirit of praying without ceasing. He was loved by all who knew him.

His body was donated to the University of Alabama-Birmingham to be used for the purpose of furthering scientific knowledge. A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at First Baptist Church Selma. Rev. Lee Tate will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any memorial gifts be given to First Baptist Church Selma, 325 Lauderdale St., Selma, AL 36201 or P.O. Box 1186, Selma, AL 36702.