OBITUARIES JULY, 13, 2005
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Martha Eugenia Golson Reynolds
Martha Eugenia Golson Reynolds (Jeanie), a native of Selma, died July 8, 2005, at Medical Birmingham hospital.
Born July 6, 1917, Mrs. Reynolds was the daughter of Wyatt Washington and Lois Smoke Golson. She graduated from Dallas County High School and played the piano for a local radio show during the 1940s.
She was predeceased by her parents, her sister Julia Mae Golson Spivey, her brother Lawrence Golson, and her only son, Michael Wayne Reynolds.
Mrs. Reynolds moved to Russellville, Ala. in the late 1940s and was instrumental in establishing a successful optometric practice there with her husband, Dr. E. Wayne Reynolds. She worked in his office there for many years, and raised her two children in Russellville.
She was a charter member of Russellvilles Quester Study Club, founded in 1952, and helped organize many civic and school events. She was an avid Bridge player, a master Duplicate Bridge competitor, and an amateur golfer. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Russellville, a pianist, and a lifelong supporter of theater and the fine arts.
She is survived by her daughter, Melanie Eugenia LeMay of Montgomery, and two grandsons, Matthew Wyatt LeMay and Marc Edwards LeMay, both of Birmingham.
Arrangements for cremation are being handled by Johns-Ridouts Funeral Home in Birmingham, with a private graveside memorial service planned at New Live Oak Cemetery in Selma later this month.
The family requests that memorials in Mrs. Reynolds name be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633.
Richard Earl Moore III
Richard Earl Moore III, 63, of Selma, died Monday, July 11, 2005, at his home.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by J.H. Williams and Sons Funeral Home.
Claudia Willoughby, died Friday, June 17, 2005, at the home of Rev. and Sis Dimbo.
Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 25, at First Union M.B. Church in Detroit, Mich., with the Rev. Gus Dimbo officiating.
She leaves to love and cherish her memory, two daughters, Rosie Willoughby and Dorothy (Gus) Dimbo of Detroit, Mich.; two devoted granddaughters, Monica and Tonia; two grandsons, Derrick and Michael of Detroit, Mich.; two great grandsons, Yarnell and D’khari; three sisters, Almeda Cherry of Selma, AL, Carrie (Omega) Edwards, Velma (Cleveland) Thomas of Detroit, Mich.; three brothers, Clemuel Willoughby of Selma, AL, Jesse (Dorothy) Willoughby of Birmingham, AL and Lawrence (Sharon) Willoughby of Detroit, Mich.; 16 nieces; 10 nephews; a host of great nieces, great nephews, cousins and First Union Missionary Baptist Church family.
Claudia was born April 5, 1936 to the late Clemuel and Mattie Willoughby in Sardis, AL. She confessed Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Olive No. 2 Baptist Church in Sardis, AL. She attended school through the Dallas County System. Claudia lived in New York City for 15 years. In 1972, she moved to Detroit, Mich. She was employed at the Sheraton Hotel where she served in a management position for 22 years. She later joined the First Union M. B. Church. Claudia was a loving mother and grandmother.
Alva Turk Colgin
Alva Turk Colgin, of Birmingham, formerly of Selma, died Monday, July 11, 2005.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the Chapel of Ridout’s Roebuck’s Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Crest Cemetery with Ridout’s Roebuck Chapel directing.
Survivors include two sons, Gary Adams of Birmingham and David (Dottie) Adams of Georgetown, Texas; grandchildren, Mark Adams, Shannon Adams and Stephen Adams. And her beloved cat Angie.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Colgin and Lewellyn Smith
and her parents, Charles and Ann Osborn.
Mrs. Colgin was a member of Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church in Selma. She was an avid cat lover, poet and artist. She was a beloved wife and mother.
Charles Cody Hatfield
Charles Cody Hatfield, 59, died Saturday, July 9, 2005.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at New Live Oak Cemetery with the Rev. Rod Rochester officiating and Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing.
Survivors include a sister, &8220;Lucy&8221; Monderee (William) Miley; two nephews, Travis and Tracy Miley.
Mr. Hatfield was preceded in death by his father and mother, Charles and Beatrice Hatfield.