Obituaries September 30, 2005

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 29, 2005

Clint Nelson Wright

Clint Nelson Wright, 81, of Orrville, passed away, Thursday, September 29, 2005, at his home.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 30, 2005, from 6-8 p.m. at Selma Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangement will be announced later.

Dorothy Oxford Smith

Dorothy Oxford Smith, 95, of Auburn, AL, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2005.

Mrs. Smith was formerly from Orrville, AL, Lucedale, MS and Auburn, AL.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Selma Funeral Home.

Viola Reeves

Viola Reeves, 76, of Minter, died Wednesday, September 28, 2005, at a local hospital.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 2, at Hopewell Baptist Church with the Rev F. Boykin officiating. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery with Walker Mortuary directing.

Survivors include her husband, Nathaniel Reeves; two sons, Alexander (Anita) Smith and Allen King Jr.; two daughters, Mamie (Willie) Walker and Regina (Lionel) Smith; one brother, Herbert Williams; two sister, Georgia Reese and Ora (Bill) Smith; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Irva Mae

&8220;Pug&8221; Atchison

Irva Mae &8220;Pug&8221; Atchison, a former resident of Selma, died Wednesday, September 28 in a Fairhope Nursing Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 1, in New Live Oak Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Atchison was born Nov. 16, 1903, in rural Dallas County. She was employed at Leon’s department store as head of its alteration department. She also owned and operated Pug’s Florist and she bred and sold Poodles and birds.

She was married to Arthur Atchison, who worked with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department. He predeceased her in 1996.

She was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church until she moved to Fairhope almost three years ago.

Jane Atchison McClain of Fairhope, her daughter, and Wayne Hill of Selma, her grandson, are her survivors.