Obituaries for Feb. 3, 2006

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 3, 2006

Crawford Ackerman

Mr. Crawford Billings Ackerman, 74, of Cottageville, SC died Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Administration Hospital.

Graveside funeral services were held at 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 2, 2006 at Ackerman Cemetery at Red Oak in Cottageville, directed by The Brice W. Herndon & Sons Funeral Home, Walterboro Chapel.

Mr. Ackerman was born April 19, 1931 in the Red Oak community of Cottageville, and was the son of the late Benjamin Fletcher Ackerman, Sr. and Nellie Grace Hacker Ackerman. He served his country in the United States Army during

the Korean War, where he was part of the 1st Calvary Regiment advancing to the front

line in Korea. His time in service earned him the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Badge. He received a Printer’s Publisher Degree from the Opportunity School in Columbia and was a licensed well driller. He will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving are: his brothers, Francis Ackerman and his wife Emily of Pickens, SC, and Reverend John Ackerman and his wife Edna of Selma, AL; sister, Veronica Preacher and her husband Howard of Cottageville, SC; niece, Theresa Ackerman of Cottageville, SC; nephews, Brad Ackerman of Walterboro and Timothy Ackerman of Prattville, AL; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, B.F. Ackerman, Jr. and Blanche Redman Ackerman.

Arrangements by: The Brice W. Herndon & Sons Funeral Home, Walterboro Chapel, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro 843-538-5408

Curly Lee Travis

Curly Lee Travis, 51, of Selma, Alabama died January 30, 2006 at Vaughan Regional Medical Center. Services are scheduled for February 4, 2006 at 1:00 PM at Shiloh Baptist Church with Herbert Allen officiating. Burial in Elmwood directed by Miller Funeral Service.

Survivors include four sons, Curley Lee Johnson, Kenneth Lee Johnson, Marcus Antio Johnson and Carlo M. Johnson; one daughter, Metikia Latoya Johnson; three brothers, two sisters, seven grandchildren, one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law, one brother-in-law and a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, Lovey and Will Travis.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Denise Olivia Boykin Davis

Denise Olivia Boykin Davis, 42, of

Montgomery, AL died January 26, 2006. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 12:00 noon at Second Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Darryl Moore officiating. Interment will follow in the Boykin Cemetery with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

Gifted with a good heart and kind spirit, Denise Olivia Boykin Davis was born April 19, 1963 in Bronx, NY. Denise was baptized in New York and later joined Second Missionary Baptist Church in Selma.

She attended Tilden High School in Brooklyn, NY; Nassau Community College in Long Island, NY; George C. Wallace Community College in Selma, AL and Troy State in Montgomery, AL.

She was employed with the Montgomery Advertiser as a District Manager. She will always live in the memory of her parents Isiah Boykin Sr. and Doris Olivia Boykin; one sister, Melissa Boykin of AL; one brother, Isiah Jerome Boykin Jr. (Vivian) of AL; three nephews, Isiah Boykin III, Kavonte Boykin and Ta’Varres Boykin; one niece, Ta’Tyana Noykin; a host of uncles, aunts, relatives and friends.

Preceded her in death were her grandparents, one uncle and three aunts.

Willie Benison-Green

Mrs. Willie Benison-Green, age 57, of Forkland, Alabama passed January 31, 2006 at Greene County Hospital, Eutaw, Alabama. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 1:00 PM at the Lloyd Chapel Baptist Church, Forkland, Alabama. Rev. Claborn May, Eulogist. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Larkin & Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis, Alabama entrusted with arrangements.

Lillie Bell Harrison

Lillie Bell Harrison, 83, of Hayneville, AL died February 2, 2006. Funeral services and survivors will be announced by Bell Funeral Home.

L.G. Marshall

L.G. Marshall, 70, of Selma, AL died January 25, 2006 at Vaughan Regional Medical Center. Services are scheduled for January 2, 2006, 1:00 PM at Lewis Chapel with Elder Lewis Barnett officiating. Burial in Fair Lawn directed by Lewis Brothers Funeral Home.

Mary Florence Peat

In the year of our Lord, 1926 on February 14th Mary Florence Peat

was born to the union of Calvin & Lee Ella Talley.

She confessed faith in Christ at an early age and united with the Everdale Baptist Church, and later moved and united with the Lily Grove Baptist Church. She remained a faithful member until her departure, January 25, 2006 at Princeton Medical Center, Birmingham, AL.

She was married to Charlie peat, Sr. who preceded her death. To this union five children were born.

She was employed by the Dallas County School systems for a number of years. She was a bus driver and also worked as a dietitian in the cafeteria at Brantley Elementary School. She retired from Dallas County School Systems in 1990.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Dorothy Motley; three brothers, Eddie Talley, Leon Talley and John Talley; three grandchildren, Darryl Peat, Scott Motley and Christopher Shelton and on great-great grandchild, Jordan Motley.

She leaves to cherish her memories: two daughters, Lillie Mae Howard of Stroudsburg, PA and Mary Nell Peat of Selma, AL; one adopted daughter, Diane Doyle of Brooklyn, NY.; two sons, Charlie Peat Jr. of Brooklyn, NY. and Willie (Annie) Peat of Selma, AL; one adopted son, Thomas Ford of Minneapolis, MN.; one foster brother, Arthur Hunter of Chicago, IL.; twenty grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren; one first cousin, Parale Pettaway McDaniel of Selma, AL and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Ella Payne

Ella Payne, 93, of Hayneville, AL died January 27, 2006. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 11:30 AM at the Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. O. Smith officiating. Burial in Hayneville Cemetery with Bell Funeral Home directing.

Kevin G. Whitfield

Mr. Kevin G. Whitfield, 51, of Buffalo, NY died January 31, 2006 in Selma, Alabama. Burial in St. Matthews Cemetery in West Seneca, New York. Directed by Miller Funeral Service.

Annie Pearl Whitt

Annie Pearl Whitt, 64, of Selma, Alabama died January 27, 2006 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center. Services are scheduled for February 4, 2006 at 1:00 PM at Mt. Zion P. B. Church with Pastor Bryan Starks officiating. Burial in New Live Oak directed by Miller Funeral Service.

Survivors include her husband, James Oden; one son, Rev. Herman L. Whitt, Sr.; one daughter, Laura A. Whitt; one brother, Otis Whitt, Sr.; seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, one daughter-in-law and five sisters-in-laws.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Travis Dewitt Shine

Travis Dewitt Shine, 48, of Selma, Alabama died January 30, 2006 at Vaughan Regional Medical Center. Services are scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 2:00 pm at Mount Olive #1 Church in Sardis, Alabama with Rev. J. L. Brown. Burial in Mount Olive #1 Cemetery with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include wife, Linda Shine; three sons, Collier Vendell Richardson, Travis Devoni Shine and Decari Kentrell Shine; one daughter, Shacariya Shondrell Shine; six brothers, Joe Shine, Clarence Shine, Curtis Shine, Cornelius Shine, Mickey Shine and Cokey Shine; three sisters, Ovetta Miller, Dorothy Stringer and Marvena Shine; two grandchildren, one daughter-in-law, three brothers-in-laws, five sisters-in-laws, ten nephews and twelve nieces.

Pallbearers will be Stacey Johnson, Jesse Walker Jr., James Robinson, Percy

Andrews Jr., Eric Ratcliff, Willie McDole, Trellis Fails and Robert Hail.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Shine, Ray Shine, Curtis Shine, Cornelius Shine, Mickey Shine and Cokey Shine.

Travis was loved by all and will be always remembered.