OBITUARIES JULY 17, 2005

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 16, 2005

Bernadette A. Whitt

Bernadette A. Whitt, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Beloit, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005.

Services were held Tuesday, June 28, at St. Mark M.B. Church in Harvey, Ill., with Bishop Willie Jordan and Rev. Joe N. Campbell officiating. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 1, at Whitt Cemetery in Beloit, AL.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her mother, Rosa Whitt; two sisters, Dolores Whitt Powe and Joyce (Clyde) Anderson of Detroit, MI; one brother, Arlue (Dian); three nieces, Debora (David) Drake, Regan Shell and Crystal Whitt; one nephew, Ronald Whitt; one great-nephew, Kraig McClellan; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, countless friends and a family of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Sisters.

She was preceded in death by her father, Arlue Whitt and two brothers, Bing Crosby Whitt and Lawrence Taylor.

She was born on March 14, 1950 in Beloit, AL. She was the fourth child of five born to union of Arlue and Rosa Whitt.

Bernadette confessed Christ at an early age. She was baptized and joined Hopewell Baptist Church in Beloit, Alabama.

Her education began at Dallas County training school in 1967, she graduated Valedictorian from Hazel-Harrell High School, and she received her Baccalaureate degree from Tuskegee Institute in 1971. Immediately after her graduating from Tuskegee, Bernadette moved to Chicago, where she made her home. She joined and became a loyal member of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church.

Over the years, she developed numerous meaningful and lasting friendships.

Eleise V. Rogers

Eleise V. Rogers, 92, died Thursday July 14, 2005, at her home.

Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday July 16, 2005, at Morris Chapel in Decatur with Rev. Craig Carlisle officiating and Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Rogers is survived by one son, C. Wayne (Shirle) Rogers of Chalybeate, Al; three daughters, Monta Faye (Bill) Wooten of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., Jean Bolton of Trinity, Al; Peggy (Jim) Lumpkin of Selma; one sister, Velma Holland of Mouton, Al; 11 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Rogers.

Leamon Barefield

Leamon Dewey Barefield passed away Saturday, July 16, 2005 at his residence.

Graveside

services will be held in the Barrancas National Cemetery

on the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

at 2:00 P. M. with Selma Funeral

Home Directing. Mr. Barefield is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. L. O. Barefield.

He is survived by his wife, Linda B. Barefield of Selma; his son, Ronny D. (Cathy) Barefield, San Diego, CA. step- sons, Clayton L.

(Rhonda) Mitchell of Montgomery, and Warren G. (Lorrie) Mitchell of Selma.

He is also survived by his Brother

John W. (Pat) Barefield of Verbena, AL, and sister, Barbara (Ed) Edwards of Charleston, SC., and six grandchildren and one great grandchild and a number of nieces, and nephews.

Mr. Barefield was retired from the U. S. Navy.

He served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam as a Petty Officer 2nd Class.

He was a member of the VFW, American Legions, The Shrine’s, and Mason’s.

He received the National Defense Service Ribbon, the United Nations Service Ribbon, the Korean Service Ribbon, and the Good Conduct Medal.

After his retirement from the Navy, Mr. Barefield went into business as a cabinet maker. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wiregrass Hospice of Selma.

Eugenia W. Vaughan

Mrs. Eugenia Williams Vaughan of Daphne, formally of Uniontown died Friday, July 15, at the Gardens Assisted Living in Daphne after an extended illness. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2005 at Kidd-Robbins Funeral Chapel of Demopolis. Burial will follow at Ward Cemetery, Coats Chapel in Sumter County. Rev. Jim Waters and Lee Pino will officiate. Survivors include her three daughters Frances (Jim) Woodfin of Uniontown, Sara (Tom) Duncan of Spanish Fort and Susan (Michael) Jennings of Daphne, William Y. &8220;Bill&8221; (Tila) Vaughan Jr., Daphne; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Vaughan was preceded in death by her husband, William Y. Vaughan. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Junior Osmer, Thurmond Yelverton, Barry Brackin and Aubrey Barton. Kidd-Robbins Funeral Directors of Demopolis are in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn L. Dykes

Evelyn L. Dykes, 89, died Friday, July 15, 2005, at a Montgomery nursing home.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday July 18, 2005 at New Live Oak Cemetery with Rev. Wesley E. Dykes officiating and Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing.

Family visitation will be Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Dykes is survived by her sons, Calvin E. (Glenda) Dykes of Mobile; Dr. George W. (Judy) Dykes of Auburn; a daughter, Virginia D. (William E.) Morgan of Montgomery; two sisters, Minter Raye (Lester) Brown of Selma and Grace Vetter of San Antonio, TX; nine grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Calvin E. Dykes Sr. and a daughter Marcia. O. Jackson.

Pallbearers will be Gregory Scott Dykes, Dr. Michael Morgan, David Morgan, Bill Morgan, Craig Steven Friday and Steve Pyron.

Family will accept flowers or donations may be made to Project Hope 149 S. Panama St., Montgomery, AL 36107.

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