Obituaries for Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2004

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Joan Kelly Marrs

Joan Kelly Marrs, 70, formerly of Selma, died Thursday, October 7, 2004, in Alexandria, Va.

A private memorial service was held Friday, Oct. 8, in Alexandria, Va.

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Survivors include her husband, Jim Marrs; her children, Kathy, Fred and Kelly; grandson, Justin and her daughter-in-law Betty; one sister, Nadine Hain; and brother, Tommy Kelly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Nancy Kelly.

Mrs. Marrs was born and raised in Selma and leaves behind many relatives and friends here.

Anyone wishing to remember Mrs. Marrs, may make a contribution to the American Heart Association in her name.

William Earsy Culbreth

William Earsy Culbreth, of Carrollton. died Saturday, October 9, 2004, in Carrollton.

Services are at1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, at Restland Wildwood Chapel with the Rev. Royce Taylor officiating.

Burial will follow in Restland Memorial Park, with Restland Funeral Home directing

Survivors include his son and daughters-in-law, Jim and Mary Ellen Culbreth of Coppell, Texas, Nancy and Burton Hill , Pam and David Fann and Tim and Jennie Culbreth; grandchildren, Billy Culbreth III and wife Tracy, Melanie Wolfe and husband Phillip, Melissa Culbreth, Bradley Culbreth, Andrew Adair and Brian Adair; brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl and Phyllis Culbreth, Roy and Floy Culbreth; great grandchildren, Cassidy Culbreth,

Barrett and Maggie Wolfe;

nieces and nephews, Cathy and David Espy, Bob and Heather Culbreth, Angela and Brian Edwards, Carol and Tommy Michael, Patty and Paul Brown, Doug and Jovita Woodall, Linda and David McClure and Thea Jones.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Inez Culbreth and son, William E. Culbreth, Jr.

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

Memorials may be made to Parkinson Foundation, 3003 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, 75234 or the American Cancer Society, 8900 Carpenter Freeway, Dallas, 75247.

Mr. Culbreth, was born May 4, 1921, in Zebulon, Ga. He retired from the U.S. Air Force.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Selma.

Mildred E. Corbin

Mildred E. Corbin, of Detroit, Mich., died Friday, October 1, 2004, at nursing center in Centerline, Mich.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 6, at People’s Community Church in Detroit, Mich., with the Rev. Dr. Martin E. Bolton officiating. Burial followed in the Historic Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit, Mich., with James H. Cole Home for Funerals, Inc., directing

Survivors include her husband, Matthew; one sister, Eula Boykin of Sardis; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friend.

She was preceded in death by, her parents, Wade Sr. and Sally Smith; four sisters: Heneretta, Arzell, Clauzell and Ruth; and seven brothers, Harrison, Wade Jr., Solomon, Joe, Louis, Henry and Clarence.

Active pallbearers were Tuskegee Airmen and Black Pilots of America.

Flowerbearers were family and friends.

Mrs. Corbin, was born in Greenville, Butler County, on July 28, 1920. After moving to Detroit, Mich., she began working in retail. Her various duties were in alterations, sales and management. She retired in ‘1976, and became active in church affairs at. She received numerous awards and accolades for the many services she performed. These services included: Stewart Board, Floral Club, Fidelis Club and Chaplain of the July Birthday Club. Mildred also served with Dr. Bolton in establishing a disbursement of “Tokens of Love” to incapacitated members.

Roosevelt Cade

Roosevelt Cade, 60, of Demopolis, died Wednesday, October 6, 2004, at a hospital in Birmingham.

Services are at 12 noon, Tuesday, October 12, at the Chapel of Larkin and Scott Funeral Home with the Rev. Edward King officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Demopolis with Larkin and Scott Funeral Home directing.