Catherine Gibbs Deavor

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 7, 2005

Catherine Gibbs Deavor, 85, of Gadsden, passed away March 5, 2005.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 8, at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of Collier Butler Funeral Home.

Family will receive friends and family Tuesday from 11 a.m. tile 12:45 p.m. at Collier Butler Funeral Home.

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Mrs. Deavor was a native and life long resident of Etowah County.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Willie and Willie Gibbs; her son, Ronald Deavor; her husband, Chester “Slim” A. Deavor and six brothers.

She was a graduate of Gadsden High School Class of 1938, graduate of Jacksonville State University and received her Masters from the University of Alabama.

She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma, an honor society for teachers.

She was a charter member of the North Gasden Presbyterian Church and an elder of Trinity Presbyterian Church where she also taught Sunday School for many years.

She is survived by her children, Dr. William C. “Dub” (Patricia) Deavor of Selma, Carolyn (Richard) Hammond of Gadsden, Kay ( Vernon) Headrick of Huntsville, Ann Deavor and Chris (Brenda) Deavor, both of Gadsden; 13 loving grandchildren, 12 loving great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews; special caregivers phyllis Pike and Helen Rutledge.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be Alacare Home Health Hospice.

Billy Watters

Billy Watters, 61, of Demopolis, Alabama passed March 1, 2005 at his residence. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at 1 p.m. at

New Morning Star Baptist Church in Demopolis, Alabama. Rev. Willie Williams is the pastor.

Rev. Edward King will officiate. Interment will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Demopolis, Alabama. The remains will

repose at the church on Tuesday beginning at 12:00 noon. Larkin & Scott Funeral directors of Demopolis, Alabama entrusted with arrangements.

Frederick Cook Sr.

Frederick Cook Sr., 61, of Selma, died Thursday, March 3, 2005 at a Montgomery Hospital.

Services are Wednesday, March 9, at 1 p.m. at Clanton Chapel AME Zion Church with the Rev. Stanley Hickey officiating.

Burial will follow in College Hill AME Zion Churchyard Cemetery with J.H. Williams and Sons Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Cook of Lanham, Md.; mother, Sarah Cook of Selma; son, Frederick Cook Jr. of Selma; two step- sons,

Wade Simmons of Lanham, Md. and Paul Brown of Birmingham; daughter, Kimberly Cook of Washington, D.C.; four brothers, Danny Cook, Willie P. “Bubba” (Margaret) Cook, Robert Cook and Luther (Patricia) Cook, all of Selma; four sisters, Mary Lawson of Clanton, Eddie Enoch, Pearlie Cook-Weight (Raymond) of Selma, and Jaqueline Elliott of Montgomery; granddaughter, Sierra Cook of Washington, D.C.; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.