Obituaries October 30, 2005

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 30, 2005

William Otha Hopper

William Otha Hopper, 85, of Sprott, Al., died Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be scheduled for Sunday, October 30, 2005 at 2p.m. with Rev. James Murdock officiating. Interment will be at Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery. Directed by Kirk Funeral Homes Marion Chapel.

Survivors include his wife Cherry Coley Hopper of Sprott, Al; three daughters Dara Hopper of Sprott, Al., Dr. Bonnie Hopper Armour of Alabaster, Al., and Gaye Hopper Chase of Marietta, GA; two sons William Otha Hopper, Jr., of Marietta, GA., and Mark Hopper of Augusta, GA; grandchildren Benjamin Lee Hopper, Courtney Blythe Hopper, Danielle Elise Chase, Travis Charles Hopper-Haas and Sara Louise Hopper-Haas.

Email newsletter signup

He was a retired professor of English and fiction writing at the University

of Alabama. Mr. Hopper started Cahaba Hills Pine Plantation by planting the long leaf pines himself one by one. He built up his land holdings and increased his pine tree plantings.

He was a fiction writer for the Saturday Evening Post, wrote poetry, won poetry contests and has written several books and editorials.

Mr. Hopper was a remarkable man. Right before his death, he vacationed at the Kennedy Compound as the guest of U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy and U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy.

He was a wonderful husband and father. He loved his community and friends of Sprott. He loved all of his family and they adored him. We know he is resting with Jesus.

Mary Alyce Lawler

Mary Alyce Lawler, 87, of Camden died October 26, 2005. Graveside services were Saturday, October 29 in the Camden Cemetary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Thomas Lawler.

Survivors include one daughter, Alyce (Billy) Sheffield of Camden, three sons, James A. Lawler and Tommy (Jeanell) Lawler, of Camden, and Simpson (Karen) Lawler of Selma.

One grandson, Jimmy (Ann Marie) Lawler of Camden, two granddaughters, Virginia Sheffield of Auburn, Washington and Jessica (Justin) Etheridge of Seoul, South Korea, one great-grandson, Jim Lawler of Camden.

Pallbearers were James Lawler, Tommy Lawler, Simpson Lawler, Jimmy Lawler, David Sessions and Richard Capell.

She was a member of 1st Presbyterian Church of Camden.

Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home Directing.

Lillie Mae Hill

Mrs. Lillie Mae Hill age 86 of Gallion, Alabama passed October 24, 2005 at Woodhaven Manor Nursing Home, Demopolis, Alabama.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday, October 30, 2005 at 1:00 P.M. at the Jerusalem Baptist Church, Gallion Alabama. Rev. Sid Rowser, Sr., Eulogist. Interment to follow in the adjoining cemetery. The remains will repose at the church on Sunday beginning at 12:00 noon. Family Hour will be held Saturday evening from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Larkin & Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis, Alabama entrusted with arrangements.

Rosie Lee Dejarnett

Rosie Lee Dejarnett, 87, of Selma, Al., died October 26, 2005 at her home. Services are scheduled for Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Melvin Parker officiating the service. Directed by Miller Funeral Service.

Survivors include three sons, Freddie Dejarnett of Cleveland, OH., Arthur Dejarnett Jr., of Hartford, CT., Jerome Dejarnett of Cleveland, OH; four daughters, Essie Mae Gordon of Selma, Al., Mildred River of Selma, Al., Lou Emma Jemison of Hartford, C., and Mable Hammond of New York; one brother, David (Sarah) Melton of Birmingham, Al; five sisters, Bessie Hall of Detroit, Al., Lillie Moss of Selma, Al., Minnie King of Selma, Al., Bessie Peeple of Arron, OH., and Mary Funderburg of Trenon, NJ; 20 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and one sister in-law.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lou Emma & Daivd Melton, her husband Arthur Dejarnett, two brothers, Willie James Dejarnett and Aurthur Dejarnett of Selma and one daughter, Mattie Watts of Selma.

Pallbearers will be her Grandsons.

Willie M. Schroeder

Willie M. Schroeder, 91, passed away on October 28, 2005 following a brief illness.

Graveside services will be held on

Sunday, October 30, 2005 at 2:00 p. m. in New Live Oak Cemetery with Rev. Bill Gardner officiating and Selma Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Schroeder was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Schroeder.

He is survived by his son, Ken (Betty) Schroeder of Selma; two daughters, Diane

Ledbetter of Walhalla,

South Carolina, and Bonnie (John) Anderson, Sautee, Georgia; one sister Nellie Jean Bedsole of

Sheffield, AL; grandchildren, Ken and Neal Schroeder, Adriane Seymour, Wes Anderson, Jimmy and Josh Ledbetter; ten great grandchildren.

The family expresses very special thanks to Bruce and Sharon Hughes for all the many things you have done.

Wes Anderson, Allen Seymour, Jimmy Ledbetter, Josh Ledbetter, Ken Schroeder, and Neal Schroeder will be serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2005 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Selma Funeral Home.

Robert Paschal Burns

BENNETT, N.C. (AP) &045; Robert Paschal Burns, whose contributions to architecture included work on the Juilliard School of Music and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, died Friday in a car accident. He was 71.

Burns was killed when his vehicle pulled in front of another car near his farm in Bennett, the State Highway Patrol said.

Burns studied under the acclaimed modernist instructors at North Carolina State University and earned an undergraduate degree in architecture in 1957, the same year he won the prestigious Paris Prize in Architecture.

He earned a master’s in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then worked as an architect in Cambridge, Mass.

He headed North Carolina State University’s architecture department from 1967 to 1974 and from 1983 to 1991. In 1979, he was elected president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Tara Correa-McMullen

LOS ANGELES (AP) &045; Teen actress Tara Correa-McMullen, who portrayed a former gang member in the TV show &8220;Judging Amy,&8221; was shot to death amid gang violence Oct. 21, according to police. She was 16. Authorities in Inglewood, a suburb south of Los Angeles, said the actress was shot several times as she stood outside an apartment complex. Two men with her were wounded. No suspects have been identified in the shooting, which is believed to be gang-related, police said.