Obituaries for Sunday, April 17

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 16, 2005

Claudette Lane

Claudette Lane, age 63, of Selma passed away April 14, 2005 in a Birmingham hospital.

Funeral Services will be Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Selma Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Alan Yarbrough officiating and Selma Funeral Home directing. Interment will be in Pineview Memory Gardens.

She is survived by her husband, Alex Lane of Selma; five sons, Alan (Helen) Lane of Atlanta, Ga, Gregg (Pam) Lane of Union, MS, Steven (Margarette) Lane of Selma, AL, Mark (Bernice) Lane of Valley Grande, AL and Rodney (Lou) Lane of Foley, AL; three brothers, Clarence Norris of Wetumpka, AL, Aubrey Norris of Phoenix City and Herman Norris of Selma, AL; four sisters, Lucille Castleberry of Troy, AL, Annie Mae Elkine of Ohio, Nell Suit of Roxburg, NC and Peggy Havens of Florida; 16 grandchildren, Amber Lane, Taylor Lane, Lauren Lane, Grace Lane, Cherie Lane, Megan Lane, Nick Lane, Kris Lane, Matt Lane, Casey Lane, Ethan Lane, Mandy Vancil, Sandy and Bruce Thrash, Tommy Baldwon and Billy Baldwon and one great grandchild, Caleb Lane.

Michael Rowell

Michael ” Mike” Rowell a loving husband and father and employee of Alabama Power Co. for 30 years died Wednesday April 6, 2005, in Mobile AL., he was 53 years old.

Mr. Rowell was a native of Selma, AL and a resident of Fairhope, AL where he was well known for his warm and caring generosity. He will be dearly missed by all.

Survivors include; his wife Shirley Rowell of Fairhope, one son Mitch Rowell of Pensacola, FL., his mother Nadine F. Rowell of Gainesville Ga, two brothers Robert Rowell of Helena Al, and John Rowell of Selma, AL, one sister Naida Speed of Gainesville, GA.

Celebrant of the Mass was Father Bill Skoniski and brother-in-law Bill Speed a deacon in the Catholic Church.

Pallbearers were Steve Rowell, Jim Rowell, Jay Rowell, Bryan Jones, Blake Jones, Mark Speed, Brian Speed, and Keith Speed all whom were nephews of Mr. Rowell.

Services were held at Pine Rest Funeral Home and was laid to rest in the adjoining Pine Rest Memorial Park on April 9, 2005, in Foley, AL.

Lekeitha C. Essex

Miss Lekeitha C. Essex, age 19 of Demopolis, Alabama passed April 12, 2005 at Greene County Hospital, Eutaw, Alabama.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the John Essex High School gymnasium. The Rev. Henry Thompson will officiate. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Rangeline Road, Linden, Alabama.

The remains will repose in the gymnasium on Saturday beginning at 12 noon.

Larkin and Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis, Alabama entrusted with the arrangements.

Alexander Perry Jr.

Mr. Alexander Perry Jr., age 22 of Demopolis, Alabama passed April 12, 2005 in Boligee, Alabama. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 18, 2005 at New Star Morning Baptist Church, Demopolis, Alabama.

The Rev. Willie Williams is the pastor.

The Rev. John Watkins will officiate. Interment will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Demopolis, Alabama. The remains will repose at the church on Monday beginning at 10 a.m. Larkin and Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis, Alabama entrusted with the arrangements.

Allan Angus Mahan Jr.

Allan Angus Mahan Jr., 74, of Birmingham, formerly of Selma, died Friday, April 15, 2005. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe S. Knight, a close personal friend, officiating. Burial will follow at New Live Oak Cemetery with Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his wife, Norma; son, Billy (Deborah) Mahan of Monroe, Louisiana; daughter, Pam (Roy) Hanlin; granddaughter Lindsay Hanlin of Huntsville; sister, Jeanne (Gene) Bartolich of Williamsburg, Virginia.

Allan served as an U.S. Army Paratrooper in the Korean conflict and was later appointed First Lieutenant, Infantry, of the U.S. Army Reserve.

He was employed by Automotive Service Consultants for 16 years, retiring in 1987.

Allan earned his private pilot’s license; enjoyed flying/building radio controlled model airplanes as a member of the Alabaster Radio Control Association; building computers and spending time with his granddaughter.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.