Obit for Feb. 1

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Barbara Jean Glancy Vlack

Barbara Jean Glancy Vlack, died Thursday, January 27, 2005, in Houston, Texas.

She is survived by her sister, Betty Blanton (Claiborne) of Selma; a brother, John Glancy (Anne) of Eugene, Ore.; also her daughter Diana Vlack Martins (Richard) of Hercules, Calif.; and sons, Richard Vlack (Ti-Ti-EK) of Balikpapan, Indonesia, and Robert Vlack of Oakland, Calif. Surviving are her grandchildren, Katie Vlack Black (Stephen) of Atlanta, Ga., Jeanie VIack Jones (Bryan) and Russell Vlack of Selma and Christopher Martins of Los Angeles, Calif.; one great-grand child, Mary Caroline Jones; six nieces and nephews; and 10 great-nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell C. Vlack.

Mrs. Vlack was born in Los Angeles, Calif., she graduated from the University of Calif., at Santa Barbara. Because of her husband’s occupation in the oil business the Vlacks lived in many parts of the world most notably Venezuela, Peru, England, and New York City.

Walter Attaway

Walter Attaway, 69, died Thursday, January 27, 2005.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, at Shorter College Brooks Chapel – reception following in the Eubanks Room, in Rome, Ga.

Walter is survived by his wife, Belvina Hall Attaway; and a son, Walter Newman Attaway III of Rome, Ga.; and cousins, Dena, Rae, Rece and Chris Roth all of Selma.

Mr. Attaway, a Selma native worked as a young man with Paul Grist, who was his mentor, at the YMCA.

A four year letterman at Howard College, Alabama he helped lead the Bulldogs tennis team to a 110-10 record and title No. 1 team in Alabama.

He was Tennis instructor for Shorter College in Rome, Georgia and most recently as assistant professor and coordinator of health and physical education programs. At Shorter College for 41 years he was a Rome icon.

On June 2004, he attended the 50th Albert G. Parrish High School Reunion herein Selma.

In lieu of flowers please send contributions in his name for scholarship fund to Shorter College, 315 Shorter Avenue, Rome, Ga. 30165.

Erskine Steen

Erskine Steen, 79, of Selma, died Sunday, January 30, 2005, in Selma.

Funeral arrangement will be announced later by Walker Mortuary.