Obits for November 30

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Helen Moss Stewart Holmes

Helen Moss Stewart Holmes, of Selma, died Sunday, November 28, 2004, at her home.

She was the widow of Hugh Mallory Stewart and John Hooper Holmes.

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Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, at Church Street United Methodist Church, followed by graveside services at Old Live Oak Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Peggy Stewart Cross (Bracey) of Selma; her son, John D. Holmes of Tampa, Fla.; her granddaughters, Margaret Helen Cross of Selma and Lucy H. Erwin (Paul) of Chatham, Va.; grandsons, Mallory Stewart Cross (Melissa) of Selma and Alexander Holmes of Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. Holmes is also survived by her sisters, Marjorie Moss Anderson of Selma and Ruth Moss Tidwell of Jasper; and her brother, Dr. P.B. “Buddy” Moss Jr. of Selma.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Bracey Hamilton Cross Jr. and her brother, Dr. George West Moss.

Active pallbearers are Dr. Bob Anderson, Dr. Park Chittom Sr., John Calame, Henry Pitts, Russell Morrow, Freeman Suttle, Russell Black and Archie Reeves.

Memorials may be made to the YMCA, Church Street United Methodist Church, or the United Methodist Church Children’s Home.

Mrs. Holmes was born on December 16, 1916. She was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. P. B. Moss. She attended Selma Public Schools and graduated from Montevallo College with honors. She was active in her church, United Way, Girl Scouts of America, American Red Cross and numerous other activities. She was a devoted and beloved wife, mother, and grandmother.

Walter B. Hamm

Walter Bert Hamm, 80, died Thursday, November 25, 2004, at his home.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 27, 2004, at the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home officiated by Bro. Pat Grindle.

Mr. Hamm is survived by his wife, Louise Hamm; three sons, Walter (Linda) Hamm, Steve Hamm, and Mike Hamm: two daughters, Linda (Floyd) Dozier and Shirley Underwood; twelve grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Vera Bell Hollingsworth

Vera Bell Hanson Hollingsworth, 85, died Thursday November 25, 2004, year in a local nursing home.

Graveside services were held at 11:00 am, Saturday November 27, 2004, at New Live Oak Cemetery with Rev Glen Smith officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Hollingsworth is survived by her faithful friends, Doris Morgan, Lois Morgan, Dorothy Morgan, sister-in-law, Jessie Nelson; nephews, Walter H Hollingsworth and his wife Susan, John E Hollingsworth and his wife Linda, and her cousin, Oda Drinkard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Hollingsworth, and her son, Thomas Hollingsworth.

Rosie Steele Harris

Rosie Steele Harris, died Monday, November 15, 2004, in New Orleans.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 22, at Second Zion Baptist Church No. 1, in New Orleans, La., with Dr. Matthews McGary Jr. officiating.