Obituaries October 7, 2005
Published 12:00 am Friday, October 7, 2005
Charlie &8220;Red&8221; McCorvey
Charlie &8220;Red&8221; McCorvey, 75, of Selma died September 30, 2005 at a local hospital.
Services are scheduled for October 8, 2005 at 11am at Savannah Baptist Church in Beatrice, Al., officiated by Rev. Floyd Dailey. Burial will follow in Antioch Church Yard Cemetery in Tunnel Spring, Al. Directed by J.H. Williams & Sons Funeral Home.
Survivors include two sons; Charles and Derrick McCorvey, Burtonsville,
MD; one daughter Jerilyn McCorvey Edmonds, Fortworth, Texas
He was born in Beatrice, Al. He was a veteran in the U.S Army, where he served in the Korean War. He retired after 10 years as a mechanic from Dallas
Family visitation is scheduled for Friday, October 7, 2005 from 6-7 pm at the Chapel of J.H. Williams & Sons Funeral Home.
Deacon Napoleon Wilks Sr., 73, of Selma died October 2, 2005.
Services are scheduled for October 8, 2005 at 1pm at the Little Canaan Primitive Baptist Church officiated by Rev. James Beal. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Memory Garden directed by Lewis Brothers Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife Julia Marshall Wilks; five sons, Napoleon (Malanda) Wilks III, Curtis Wilks, Capt. Martin (Crystal) Wilks, Eric (Audrey) Wilks and William &8220;Tony&8221; Wilson; six daughters, Essie (Lee) Maxwell, Gloria Coleman, Msgt. Ret.
Dorothy (Alonzo) Richardson, Yolanda Wilks, Demetria (Albert) Shannon and Tameca (Latrell) Rogers; one sister Sarah (Earl) Goode; one brother Leonard Wilks; 29 grandchildren; 19 great-grand children; one sister-in-law Cora (Vodia) Gaiter; one brother-in-law Charlie (Glenda) Marshall; host of nieces, nephews, friends and family.
He was preceded in death by one son Kenneth &8220;Ken&8221; Wilks and one sister Bessie Cunningham.
Eula Mae Powell Moseley
Mrs. Eula Mae Powell Moseley, 101, was born on June 19, 1904 in Wilcox County, Pinehill, Alabama to the late Grant Powell and Ardella Campbell Powell.
She confessed Christ in Pinehill, Alabama. Later, she married John Lee Moseley and to this union three daughters were born, Johnnie Mae, Bessie Lee and Annie Bell. The family moved to Selma and she united with Bethlehem
Missionary Baptist Church, where she remained until death.
Mother Moseley served faithfully in the choir and was the church mother until ill health. She was also the oldest member of the church. She departed this life Saturday, October 1, 2005 in Montgomery, Alabama at approximately 4:30 pm. She was the last of her siblings to be welcomed into eternity.
She leaves to cherish her memories, a loving and devoted daughter, Bessie L. Givner. 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a devoted husband, John Moseley, two daughters, Johnnie Mae Phillips and Annie Bell Fisher, Parents and siblings.
Mother Moseley always had a warm smile and a kind word to everyone she met. She loved the lord and was a true example of her faith. She will truly be missed by her family, friends and neighbors. Mother Moseley enjoyed her later days by sitting on the porch watching the people and traffic pass by. She loved dearly and touched many hearts with true divine love.
Coley Sanford Whiting
Coley Sanford Whiting, 89, of Gordonville, Alabama died October 6, 2005.
Funeral services and survivors will be announced by Bell Funeral Home at a later time.
Milton Barlow, 92, of Hayneville, Al died October 2, 2005. Services will be held Saturday, October 8, 2005 at 1 pm at the Bougahoma Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. E. Green officiating. Burial will follow in David
Gordon Cemetery with Bell Funeral Home directing.
Mildred Louise Smith
Mildred Louise Smith, age 42, formerly of Selma, died September 29, 2005 at her residence in Snellville, GA.
Services are scheduled for October 8, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at the Sandridge Baptist Church-River Road with Rev. M. E. Brown, Officiating. Burial will be in the church yard cemetery. Millers Funeral Service Directing.
Mildred was a 1981 graduate of Selma High School, she later graduated from George C. Wallace Community College in Selma, AL. Mildred moved to Birmingham, AL where she attended the University of Alabama and received her degree in Medical Records. After graduation she worked at the University Hospital for 13 years. She later moved to Georgia where she worked for Emory Hospital, Parisian and her present job was with MCI.
Mildred leaves behind to cherish her memories: one son, Brandon Smith, Selma, AL; her parents, Frank and Mollie Smith, Sr., Selma, AL; three brothers, Virgil Parker, Redwood, CA; Frank Smith, Jr., Conyer, GA; Micheal Smith, Covington, GA; one sister, Annie Ree Johnson, Japan; two sister- in- laws; one brother-in-law; A host of nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles relatives and friends.
Pallbearers are Michael Harrison, Tossie Colley, Tony Coultier, Rishah Colley, Damon Lee and Sammuel Colley, Jr.
John Woodrow West
John Woodrow West, age 86, of Selma passed away October 5, 2005 at his residence.
Graveside services will be in Pineview Memory Gardens Saturday, October 8, 2005, 11:15 a.m. with Rev. Calvin Strickland officiating and Selma Funeral Home directing.
Visitation will be prior to the service, 10-11:00 a.m. at Selma Funeral Home. He is survived by one son, Gary (Pam) West of Birmingham, AL; one daughter, Sandra (Burt) Seago of Prattville, AL; his dear companion, Myla Ford of Selma, AL and two grandchildren, Eric West and Felicia West.
Pallbearers will be the VFW Honor Guard.
Mr. West was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Elks Club, Moose Lodge and the VFW. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Cahaba Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Charlie Mae Reese Davis
Ms. Charlie Mae Reese Davis, 67, of Selma, Alabama died October 3, 2005 at 1515 Lawrence St, Selma; Al. Services are scheduled for October 8, 2005 at 2 pm at the New Shady Grove M.P. Church in Sardis, Al, officiated by Rev. B.A. Scott, Sr. Burial will follow in New Sister Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Selma, AL.
Survivors include six sons; Dexter Anderson, John Reese, Ezell Davis Jr., Donald Davis, Edward Ivory, John Henry Ivory; six daughters, Lillie Mae Sanders, Juanita Reese, Delores Brunson, Alfreda Smiley, Charlene Walton and Patricia Ivory; six brothers; Earnest Richardson, Napoleon Richardson, Jiles Brown, and John A. White, Richard Richardson Jr., Albert Richardson; four sisters Carolyn Richardson, Willie Mae Richardson, Belinda Wells, Nancy Richardson and Rosetta Williams; 29 grandchildren, 14 great-grand children, three sons-in-law, two daughters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law, a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Also a special friend Percy L. Wright.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ezell Davis, Sr., Parents Estella Brown and Charlie Rees, one brother Charles Hardy.
Amos Allen, 64, of Selma died Friday, September 30 at his home. Services are scheduled for Saturday, October 8 at 1pm at Miller’s Funeral Home Chapel. Officiated by Elder Herbert Allen Sr. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
Survivors include seven brothers Leroy (Mary) Allen, Walter Williams, Frank Allen, Henry Williams, Edwards Allen, Herbert (Constance) Allen and Theodore (Tawanna) Allen; four sister Martha Suttles, Willie Bell Allen, Zelma Sims and Evelyn (Shedric) Gantt; one brother-in-law; two sisters; one aunt Rebecca Edwards; 23 nephews and 12 nieces; also a host of other relative and friends.
Master Jeffrey R.
Master Jeffrey R. Webb Jr. of Montgomery, Alabama died October 2, 2005 at Jackson Hospital, Montgomery; Al.
Services are scheduled for October 8 at 11 am at Elmwood Graveside Service. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.