Obituaries November 4, 2005

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 3, 2005

Mattie P. Nettles-Parker

Our dearly beloved sister and wife, Mattie P. Nettles-Parker was born October 18,1942 departed this life on Tuesday November 1, 2005.

Services will be held Saturday, November 5 at 10a.m. at Mt. Zion, Union St, with Rev. Brian Starks officiating the service. Burial will follow at Fair Lawn Cemetery. Directed by Miller’s Funeral Home.

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Mattie Nettles Parker was the daughter of the late Dan and Clara Nettles at an early age she confessed Christ and became a member of the green Street Baptist Church where her father, Dan Nettles was a Deacon. Later she united with the friendship Baptist Church of Columbus, Georgia.

Mattie attended the Payne Elementary School and in 1961, Mattie graduated from R.B. Hudson High School. Mattie received her B. S. degree from Alabama State University and in 1970, Mattie received her Master Degree in Social Work from Atlanta University Atlanta, Georgia.

Mattie’s first job after graduation was working at a group home for adolescence girls for the state of New York. She returned to Alabama and worked at Alabama State College teaching Sociology Mattie moved to Columbus Georgia where she worked as a social worker at Family Counseling Center Ann Elizabeth Sherpard home for girls, Doctor’s Hospital and Hospice of Columbus

In September 1979, Mattie was united in matrimony with Willie Parker Jr. where they lived in Atlanta, Columbus and Montgomery

As a means of recreation, she enjoyed making miniature doll houses, painting, buying antiques and doing interior decorating.

Mattie leaves to mourn a devoted husband Willie Parker Jr. Sisters, Winnie (Jerry) Coleman, Barbara Chinkuli Patricia (Larry) Nettles-Pegram Brother Charles G. Nettles Step-daughters Desiree Parker and Sondra Cunningham. Nieces Tara Tottress Ebony Coleman, Crystal Coleman Clarissa Dupree. Sisters-in-law Janis Parker and Yvonne English. Great nieces and nephews Rico, Jennanine, Christopher, Paris Cornelius Asia, Joslyn, Tony, Kiana and D’Andre

Philippe Devon Coleman

Philippe Devon Coleman, 78, of Selma, AL., died October 28, 2005.

Services are scheduled for November 4 at 1p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Joe James Peterson. Burial will take place at Pope Cemetery in Beloit, Al. Lewis Brothers Funeral Home.

Arnelia Wilson

Arnelia Wilson, Resident of Letohatchee, AL., died October 28, 2005. Funeral Services will be held Saturday November 5, 2005 at 12:00 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Howard Jones officiating. Burial in Big Union Church with Bell Funeral Home Directing.

Ernest Jerome Harrell, Jr.

Ernest Jerome Harrell, Jr., age 56, died Friday October 28, 2005. Services will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, November 5, 2005, at West Trinity Baptist Church With the Rev. Bryan Starks officiating. Burial will follow at Pineview Memory Gardens with Miller Funeral Services directing.

Ernest is survived by a son Capt. Ernest J. Harrell, III (Donna); three daughters, Katrina Carter (Kenneth), Sabrina H. Ford (Eddie), Nicolette Harrell; one sister, Pinkie H. Platt (Freddie); one brother, Frederick b. Harrell (Diane): eight grandchildren, eleven nieces and nephews; twelve great nieces and nephews; cousins and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest J. Harrell, Sr., Pinkie W. Harrell and a

sister, Ada G. Harris.

Active pallbearers will be his nephews. Honorary pallbearers and flower bearers will be R. B. Hudson High Class of 1968.

Edward Earl LaGrone

Edward Earl LaGrone, 76, of Marion , Al., died November 2, 2005 at Perry County Nursing Home. Services will be held Saturday, November 5 at Hopewell Baptist Church at 11a.m. with Rev. Bill Wallace and Dr. Joe Bob Mizell officiating the service. With Kirk Funeral Home’s Marion Chapel Directing.

Survivors include his wife Mary Frances Averette LaGrone of Marion; two daughters Rhonda LaGrone (Joe) Powell of Dothan and Rickie LaGrone (Gene) Condottore of Tuscaloosa; one son Donald Lane LaGrone of Marion; five sisters Jessie (Richard) Hasty of Dallas, GA., Judy Remsen of Alphocetta, GA., Joanne (Herschel) Ray of Marietta, GA., Jeanette (Carlton) Hopkins of Marietta, GA., and Cleo Chadwick of Marietta, GA; two brothers Bill (Collen) LaGrone of Oroville, CA., and Bobby (Eula) LaGrone of Orange, TX; four grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Johnny LaGrone, Jimmy LaGrone, Scott Boerner, David Compton, Brandon Jones, John Connellan and Buddy Cleary.

Honorary Pallbearers are Dr. Boyd Bailey, Dr. Shane Lee, Dr. David Hodo, Perry County Road Department, Perry County Nursing Home Employees, Perry County Nursing Home Patients on D Hall.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to Hopewell Baptist Church Building Fund, 902 Washington St. Marion Al, 36756

Jesse Douglas

Jesse Douglas, 50, of California, formerly of Selma, Al., passed October 25, 2005 at (UAB) University Hospital, Birmingham Al.

Services are scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 12 noon at Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Fr. Carroll Ploude officiating the service. Burial will take place at Elmwood Cemetery. Directed by Lewis Brothers Funeral Homes.

Survivors include his wife Earline Douglas; two daughters La’Chong Douglas and Temeka Walker- Stewart; five sisters Mary Acoff, Parilee Anderson of Selma, Forozenia (Michael) Hines of Navada, Essie (Randy) Weaver, Katie (Thomas) Garland of California; one grandchild; five brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends and family.

Lola D. Williams

Lola D. Williams, 62, of Lowndes County, Al., died October 27, 2005 at Vaughan Regional Medical Center.

Services are scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 12 noon at White Lilly Baptist Church with Rev. G.W. Temple. Burial will take place at White Lilly Cemetery. Directed by Lewis Brother Funeral Home.

Survivors include one son, Michael Williams; one daughter Vulnesta Williams, three brothers, Johnny (Dorothy) Williams, David (Ora) Williams and George Williams Jr; two sisters, Rosie (Paul) Dunklin, Susie (Willie) Hyatt, eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, two brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Laura Mae Poole Lee

Laura Mae Poole Lee of Sardis, Al died November 1, 2005 at Grady Memorial Hospital (Burn Center) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mrs. Lee was born October 23, 1913 in Sardis, Al., the third of five children born to Arcolia Hixon and Dave Poole.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Army MSG Lee; three sisters Jessie, Alma and Thelma; one brother, John Poole.

She is survived by her nephews, John Lovett of Valley Grande, Al., Dewitt Babcock of DeLand, FL., David and Eric Poole of Akron, Ohio.

A family visitation is scheduled for November 4th at Lewis Brothers Funeral Home at 4p.m.

Graveside services will be held at New Shiloh Baptist Church, County Road 30 in Sardis on Saturday, November 5th at 12 noon.

Rosie Bell Hannah Snow

Rosie Bell Hannah Snow, 99, of Selma, AL., died October 29, 2005 at Vaughan Regional Medical Center. Services are scheduled for November 5 at 1p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Jethro Ruffin officiating the service. Directed my Walker Mortuary.

Survivors include one daughter Annie Louise Edwards of Stockton,

California; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three nieces and a host of other relatives.

Active pallbearers will be Ken Prevo, Hugh Hardy Jr., George Pitts, Jerry Martin, Phillip Powell, Ira Joe Haralson, Isaiaa Haralson. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Church.

John McGhee

John McGhee 66, a resident of Montgomery, AL died November 1,


Funeral services and survivors will be announced by Bell Funeral Home.

Ella Mae Murray

Ella Mae Murray, 75, of Selma died November 2, 2005 at her home. Services will be announced at a later date by Miller Funeral Home.

Nakisha McConnell

Nakisha McConnell, age 28, of Birmingham, formerly of Selma, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2005. Funeral Services will be held at Chambers Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 1:00 P.M. with burial in New

Oakdale Cemetery. Chambers Funeral Home, Inc., directing.