Obituaries for Tuesday, Feb. 15

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Mary Martin English

Mary Martin English, 62, of Selma, died Thursday, February 10, 2005, at her home.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at Second M.B. Church with the Rev. Darryl Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with Walker Mortuary directing.

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Survivors include her husband, Arthur Lee English; two sons, Arthur Lee (Lorraine) English Jr. of Uniondale, N.Y. and Terrell (Tiffany) English of Montgomery; one daughter, Jennifer (Marion) Ross of Selma; four brothers, Dale Martin and Johnnie Martin of Harlem, N.Y., Roosevelt (Lillian) Martin and Ray (Juanita) Martin all of Selma; five sisters, Carlena (Clarence) Lee of Selma, Vina Chappell of Queens, N.Y., Fannie Pearl (Pete) Smith of Detroit, Mich., Maggie Hardy of Selma and Queen (Earnest) Swan of Detroit, Mich.; four grandchildren; one son-in-law; two daughters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; and two sisters-in-law.

Active pallbearers will be nephews.

Charles L. Byrd

Charles L. Byrd, 81, died Saturday, February 12, 2005, in Cropwell.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, at First United Methodist Church in Pell City. Burial will follow in Coosa Valley Cemetery in Pell City with Kilgroe Funeral Home of Pell City directing.

Mr. Byrd is survived by his wife, Aleta Cosper Byrd of Cropwell; his sons, Charles David Byrd of Daton, Idaho and Kenneth P. Byrd of Birmingham; his grandson, Lukas Robert Byrd of Birmingham; his sisters, Edith Harrold of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Elenor Frittsgreen of Birmingham and Mary Jane Cullepepper of Dothan and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pauline and Fox Byrd, his brother, Robert Byrd, his sister, Martha Bush and his son Bobby Byrd.

Mr. Byrd was born in Clayton, in 1924. He served four years in the Air Force during WWII. He had a B.S. from Troy State, a Master’s from Auburn University, and a PhD. from Livingston Universide.

He retired after 26 years as president of Wallace Community College in Selma. He was a Mason and a Shriner. Honorary pallbearers will be the Seekers Sunday School Class of the First United Methodist Church in Pell City.