Obituaries October 25, 2005

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Youngske Alexander


Mr. Youngske Alexander Middleton (Y.C.) was born on September 2, 1952 to Agee, Sr. and Gladys Middleton.

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He departed this life Saturday, October 22, 2005 at Eastview Healthcare Center in Birmingham, Al.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 29, 2 005 at 11am at Miller’s Funeral Home Chapel with Miller’s Funeral Home Directing.

Estell Morgan

Estell Morgan, 93, of Selma, AL., died October 22 at Jackson

Hospital in Montgomery,


Services are scheduled for Saturday, October 29 at 1:30 at Union Grove P.B. Church with Rev. Ocie Acoff officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Lewis Brothers Funeral Home Directing.

Irene Bearden Ruffin

Irene Bearden Ruffin of Selma, Al., died October 20, 2005 at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, Al.

Services are scheduled for Thursday, October 27 at 1 p.m. at Joy Baptist Temple in Selma, Al with Pastor Ken Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Plantersville, Al. Directed by Lewis Brothers Funeral Home.

Survivors include one son Derrick D. Ruffin; one daughter Kimberly R. Ruffin; one brother Albert Bearden.

Susan E.

Strickland Rigsby

Susan E. Strickland Rigsby, a resident of Montgomery, AL, died on Friday, October 21, 2005.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the New Live Oak Cemetery with Father Carroll officiating.

Visitation will be on Monday, October 24, 2005 at Leak Memory Chapel from 5 – 7 p.m.

She was preceded in death by her father, Murray Strickland.

Susan is survived by her loving husband, Joseph E. Rigsby of Montgomery, AL; mother, Frances McGan Strickland of Selma, AL; sister, Kay S. Tubb (Don) of Houston, TX; brother, Bo Strickland (Ginger) of Waco, TX; her twin sister, Shirley S. Friday (Larry) of Selma, AL; nephews and nieces, Dawson, Davis, and Adam Friday, Mark Tubb, Kathryn Noah, Allison Brown, and Matthew Strickland, and her beloved Annie.

The family will accept flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Susan.

Leak Memory Chapel directing.

Erle Randolph

Richardson Sr.

Erle Randolph Richardson Sr., 91, of Marion, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005 at Jackson Hospital, Montgomery. Services are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 11

a.m. at Marion

United Methodist

Church with Dr. Larry Teasley and the Rev. James L. Waters Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Marion

Cemetery. Kirk Funeral Homes Marion Chapel directing. The family will receive friends from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Marion United Methodist Church before the funeral at Marion

United Methodist

Church. Erle Randolph Richardson Sr. was born on March 10, 1914 in Suttle, AL. He was the son of Lowell Mason Richardson and Etta Jones Richardson. Mr. Richardson was a World War II Veteran, a P.O.W. and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a graduate of Perry County High School, Marion Military Institute and of officers’ training school at Fort Benning, GA. Survivors include his wife, Sara Lazenby Richardson of Marion; two daughters, Sara Ann Sanders (Mike) of Clearwater, FL and Betty Bratcher (Sam) of Monroeville, AL; two sons, Erle Randolph Richardson Jr. (Ginger) of Marion and James Lazenby Richardson (Diane) of Birmingham, AL; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Tandy Duncan Little IV, Trevor Allen Richardson, Camuel Bryson Bratcher, Samuel Bryan Bratcher, Knox Randolph Richardson and Lowel Mason Richardson. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Marion Military Institute, 1101 Washington St.,

Marion, AL

36756 or Marion

United Methodist

Church, P.O.

Box 85, Marion,

AL 36756.