Obituaries for Sunday, Oct. 17

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 17, 2004

Robert Thomas Shelby

Robert Thomas Shelby, 87, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at a nursing home in Marion.

Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Selma Funeral Home Chapel.

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A service will be held near Adamsville, Tenn., at Shackleford Funeral Home on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 1:30 p.m.

Interment will follow at Pine Hill Memorial Gardens, which is located several miles north of Adamsville, Tenn.

Survivors include his brother, Kermit Byron “Buddy” Shelby of Huntington, Tenn.; his sister, Billie Jean Shelby Reed of Trezevante, Tenn., and his children, Patricia Lee Cook Tyndall of LaGrange, Ga.; Virginia Diane Shelby Collins of Selma, Robert Anthony Shelby of Commerce, Ga., and Beverly Denise Shelby Denniston of Nashville, Tenn.; and his nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Shelby’s wife Virginia Lee Stinnett Shelby preceded him in death February 6, 2000.

Robert Shelby and his family moved to Selma while he served in the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Shelby and his wife, Virginia were members of Northside Baptist Church where they were active in teaching and outreach programs for Senior Adults. He also served as Deacon and later Senior Deacon of the church.

Sharon Leigh Hall

Sharon Leigh Hall, 46, of Maplesville, died Wednesday, October 13, 2004, at a Birmingham hospital.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 16, at Pilgrim Rest Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Atchison officiating and Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include daughter, Kelly Lyn Colangelo of Billingsley; grandchildren, Tyler Upchurch, Gabe and Grace Trentman

of Billingsley; mother, Shirley Hall of Maplesville; brothers, Guy Hall of Tulsa, Okla., Scott Hall of Fresno, Calif.; nieces and nephews, Lindsey Hall, Collin Hall and Sarah Hall.

She was preceded in death by her father Marvin Hall and a brother, Mark Hall.

Hattie Lee Andrews

Hattie Lee Andrews, 94, of Dallas County, died Tuesday, October 12, 2004, at a local hospital.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 16, at Salem P.B. Church with the Rev. Lee Green officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include two adopted daughters, Willie Craig of Selma and Classie Mae Edwards of Indianapolis, Ind.; one sister, Ida Mae Craig of Selma; nieces and nephews, Callie Deloach, Terry King, Roosevelt Wilmer, David Diamond, Rodney Hill and William Gordon.

Sandra Nell Lamar

Sandra Nell Lamar, 53, of Selma, died Wednesday, October 13, 2004, at her home.

Services are at 1 p.m. Monday, October 18, at Calvary M. B. Church with the Rev. Charles A. Lett officiating. Burial will follow in Pineview Memory Gardens with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include a devoted mother, Cardelia Lamar; two daughters, Erica (Willie) Fletcher and Tondra (John) Hall; three grandchildren, Tyree, Willie Jr. and Jordan Cameron; four sisters, Debbie Rodgers, Louise Edwards, Doris Smith and Eula (Leroy) Jackson; four brothers, Issac (Ann) Lamar, Frank (Darlene) Lamar, Charles Lamar and John Lamar; a devoted friend, Shirley Blevins; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Phil Lamar Jr., two brothers, Phil Lamar III and Arthur Lamar and one sister, Cardelia Lamar.

Ms. Lamar was born April 14, 1951 in Selma, to Phil and Cardelia Lamar. She accepted Christ at an early age under the leadership of Rev. Charles A. Lett.

Thearthur Acoff

Thearthur Acoff, 64, of Selma, died Thursday, October 14, 2004, in Selma.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Walker Mortuary.