Obituaries November 13, 2005

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 13, 2005

Preston L. Walker II

Preston Lucas Walker II , 82, passed away at Brookwood Medical Center on Friday, November 11, 2005.

He is survived by his daughters Barbara Walker Neill, Susan Walker Rapier, Sheri Walker Radford; son-in-laws Mark Radford of Selma, Robert Rapier of Homewood; grandchildren Lyle Radford, Lindsey Radford, and Ginny Radford of Selma, Walker Neill, Shelby Neill, and Aubrey Neill of Chelsea, and Dr. Rob and Karla Rapier of Denver, Colorado, Lee, Tim, Neal and Ross Partain of Birmingham, Laura, Pat and Margaret Tronsor of Memphis Tennessee, Phil Heartburg of Birmingham, and Elizabeth, Craig, and Lydia Marie Rutledge of Birmingham.

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He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Virginia Unger Walker; parents Dr. and Mrs. Charles Robert Walker; brother Noojin Walker Sr.

Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, 2005 at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church.

Family request memorial contributions to be made to Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church in lieu of flowers.

He was born on November 17, 1922 to Dr. and Mrs. Charles R. Walker of Ensley Heights in Birmingham.

His father was both a physician and pharmacist.

He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and from the university of Birmingham in 1970 with a Master of Science in Engineering.

He was an engineer at U. S. Steel in Fairfield for 45 years.

He was a veteran of World War II, U. S. Army, 44th Infantry Division 4th Army, 2nd Lieutenant, and awarded the Purple Heart medal.

He was an amateur ham radio operator K4EFN for over 60 years

Following his retirement, he continued to work as an engineer consultant and was on faculty at Jefferson State Junior College at the time of his death.

B. Blanton Duke

Services were held at 10 am Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at Westminster Presbyterian Church for B. Blanton Duke, 80, of Laurel,

formally of Selma, who died November 7, 2005.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Yow Duke of Laurel, MS.; son, B. Blanton &8220;Buddy&8221; Duke Jr. of Hattiesburg, MS.; a daughter, Nan Duke Perritt of Laurel, MS.; a brother, William H. Duke of Selma, AL.; two grand children and four great grandchildren.

Rev. Thomas D. Peterson

The Rev. Thomas D. Peterson, Locust Grove Road, Greenfield, NY, died Wednesday, November 9, 2005, at Saratoga Hospital.

Rev. Peterson was born March 11, 1923, in Selma, Alabama, to Helen and Moton Peterson.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marilynn H. Peterson, his children. Lynn P. Martin (James) of Culpeper, Virginia, and Thomas W. Peterson (Linda), Round Lake, New York, and his sister, Helen Yeargan of Selma, Alabama, and his grandchildren, Jared S. Martin, Lauren T. Peterson and Thomas P. Peterson.

Rev. Peterson studied at Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt Theological Seminary,

Princeton Theological Seminary, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, receiving four baccalaureate and masters degrees. He is the author of over a dozen books on religion, philosophy, language and poetry.

Rev. Peterson served in the U.S. Army in the Second World War.

Rev. Peterson was ordained as a Methodist Minister in 1951, and was the pastor of churches in Windsor, NJ, Pittsfield, MA, South Glens Falls, NY, Troy, NY, Delmar, NY and Hartford, NY.

After retirement, Rev. Peterson attended the Ballston Spa United Methodist Church. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Wesley Health Care Center, Saratoga Springs, for nine years, and on the Board of the Foundation for Baroque Music, Saratoga Springs.

A memorial service will be held at the Ballston Spa United Methodist Church on

Sunday, November 13, 2005, at 2:30 p.m. A reception at the Church will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ballston Spa United Methodist Church, 101 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, New York 12020.

David Jackson, Sr.

David Jackson, Sr. age 75, resident of Selma, AL passed November 8, 2005.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 1:00 pm at New Center Baptist Church, with Rev. R.L. Tolbert officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

Anthony Sanders

Anthony Sanders, age 44, resident of Orrville, Alabama died Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at Vaughan Regional E/R.

Services are scheduled for November 13, 2005 at 1:00pm at the Keith High School officiated by Rev. Curtis Williams. Burial to follow in the Jericho Cemetery directed by Miller Funeral Service.

Survivors include: mother, Eva Sanders; daughter, Kendra Taylor; two brothers, Donald Sanders & Quordalis Sanders; five sisters, Debra Sanders, Terri Sanders, Charlie B. (Terry) Ferguson, Anita James, Pearlie Mae Hudson and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins & friends.

The remains will repose at Keith High School beginning at 11:00 am.

Thomas M. Stacey

Thomas M. Stacey, Sr., age 92, passed away, Friday, November 11, 2005 at a local nursing home.

Funeral arrangements will be announce later through Radney Funeral Home, Mobile, AL..

Mr. Stacey is the father of Rev. Tom Stacey of Selma, AL.

Patricia Ann Boutwell

Patricia Ann Boutwell, age 68 of Valley Grande, AL passed away Friday, November 11, 2005 at a local hospital.

Visitation will be held Monday, November 14, 2005 from 1:00 &045; 2:00 PM at Selma Funeral Home.

Graveside services will follow at 2:00 PM in Pineview Memory Gardens, Rev. Nat Rudolph officiating, Selma Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Earl Boutwell, daughters Donna (Howard) Harper of Seminole, AL, Barbara (Tim) White of Valley Grande, AL.

One sister, Linda (Bob) Morenzoni, of Valley Grande, AL. Niece Lisa Morenzoni, nephew Brandon Morenzoni.

Grandchildren, Shannon and Scotty Harper, Katie White; Great Grandchild, Cameran Scott Harper.

Pallbearers will be, Bob Morenzoni, Brandon Morenzoni, Tim White, Raymond Crump, David Barns, and Howard Harper.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Liberty Bible Fellowship on Citizens Parkway in Selma.