Obituaries November 25, 2005

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 26, 2005

Isaac Harris Sr.

Isaac Harris Sr., of Selma, AL died November 18, 2005 in Texas. The services are scheduled for Saturday, November 26 at 1 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church (Selma) with Rev. Brown officiating the service. Visitation will be Friday, November 25 at noon. Directed by Miller’s Funeral Home.

Roberta C. Bryant

Roberta C. Bryant, 58, of Marion, Alabama died November 18, 2005. Services will be held Saturday, November 26, 2005 at noon at Marion

Baptist Academy. Rev. Lee Curtis Underwood officiating the service.

Memorial Service will be Friday, November 25 at 5p.m. at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church with Rev. Carlton Hogue presiding.

She leaves to mourn a loving husband of 40 years Rev. Richard Bryant; five children, six grandchildren, four sisters and two brothers.

She worked as a legal secretary for more than 27 years, and was employed by the law firm of Chestnut, Sanders and Sanders in Selma, Alabama; and the Law Office of Robert H. Turner, Marion, Alabama.

Carol Jean Smith

Carol Jean Smith, 73, of Panama City, Fl died Saturday, November 19, 2005 at Gulf Coast Medical Center.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Dowe J. Smith, Jr., her sister, Beverly Meszaros and her parents.

She is survived by her children: Margie (Richard) Burk of Selma, Al., Joe (Pam) Tant of Orange, TX., and Dolores (Fred) Weiner, Belton, TX., and Cynthia Smith of Carthage IL., grandchildren, Candice Frazer, Kelly Green of Selma and Joseph, Micah, Joshua and Johnny Tant of Orange, TX., and a sister, Janice Higgins of Deltona, Fl.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2005 at Smith’s Mortuary in Maryville, TN. With the Rev. James K. Polk VanZandt officiating.

George Warren

George Bradford Warren, 80, of Marion, Al died Tuesday November 22, 2005 at his residence. Services will be at Siloam Baptist Church Friday, November 25 at 2:00p.m. Presiding clergy will be Rev. Bill Cannon and Rev. James L. Waters, Jr. Interment will be at Marion Cemetery. With Kirk Funeral Home Marion Chapel directing. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 24, 2005 at Kirk Funeral Homes Marion Chapel.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, the Rev. and Mrs. Edward B. Warren, Sr.; Ruth M. Warren, Edward B. Warren, Jr.

Survivors include his wife Florence Mayton Warren of Marion, Al; two daughters Carole Warren Giardina (Don) of Cleveland, TN and Ellen Warren Chappell of Tuscaloosa Al; one son George B. Warren Jr., (Carol) of Birmingham, Al; one sister Martha W. Green of Pigeon Forge, TN; two brothers Charles A. Warren (Martha) of Selma and Paul J. Warren, Sr. (Betty) of Mobile; Sister in law and brother-in-law Clarice and George Morgan; six grandchildren Ginger M. Sanford (Shane) of Tuscaloosa, Al; Christopher J. Meyer of Birmingham, Al;

William E. Chappell of Tuscaloosa, Al; Joseph Warren Giardina (Jennifer) of Birmingham, Al; George Charles Giardina of Cleveland, TN; Anne Bradford Giardina of Denver Colorado; two great grandchildren Lindy Beth Sanford of Tuscaloosa, Al and Mary Gray Giardina of Birmingham, Al.

Pallbearers will be the Grandsons and Nephews. In Lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to American Diabetes Assoc., American Heart Assoc. or Siloam Baptist Church, 505 Washington Street, Marion, Al 36756

Howard Hull

Howard E. Hull of Valley Grande died Nov. 15, 2005, in the Vaughan Hospital in Selma, AL. Formerly of Detroit. The funeral will be Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Cole Funeral Chapel in Detroit. Burial will follow in the Detroit Woodland Cemetery.

Annie Banks

Annie Banks, formerly of Greensboro, AL., died Nov. 16, 2005, in Prichard, AL. The funeral was held Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at the Samuel Chapel AME Church in Prichard. The Rev. W.E. Marshall officiated. Burial followed Monday, Nov. 21, 2005 in the St. Mary Cemetery in Greensboro.

Robert Evans

Robert Evans, 66, of Marion, AL., died at his home on Nov. 18, 2005. The funeral will be held on Friday, Nov. 25, noon, at the Spring Hill Baptist Church in Marion. The Rev. Richard Bryant will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Archie Lee Heard

Archie Lee Heard, formerly of Marion, AL., died Nov. 20, 2005, in Miami. The funeral will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Marion Baptist Academy at 2 p.m. in Marion. The Rev. Roger Curry will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Marion.

Glenn W. Burton

TIFTON, Ga. (AP) &045; Glenn W. Burton, an agronomist credited with improving the food staple pearl millet and developing popular grasses for athletic fields and golf courses, died Tuesday. He was 95.

His death was confirmed Wednesday by Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals in Tifton.

Burton’s work with pearl millet &045; a food staple for 90 million people around the world &045; enabled India, Pakistan and several African nations to increase their production.

He also developed nutritious grasses for cattle. His first hybrid, known as coastal Bermuda, doubled forage production in the South. It is credited with helping to put Southern ranchers on a par with their counterparts in Texas and Oklahoma when it came to forage.

Burton’s introduction of Tiffine, his first ultrashort hybrid turfgrass, gave Southern golfers real putting greens.

His turf work earned him a place in the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame and his forage work earned him a place in the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Hall of Fame.

Frank Gatski

BEREA, Ohio (AP) &045; Hall of Fame center Frank Gatski, a powerful blocker who played in 10 straight championship games for the Cleveland Browns, died Wednesday. He was 83.

Gatski died of congestive heart failure at a hospital near his home in Grant Town, W.Va., Browns alumni relations director Dino Lucarelli said.

He had been in failing health and wasn’t well enough to attend a reunion of Browns players last weekend in Cleveland.