Obituaries for Feb. 12, 2006:

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 12, 2006

Tommy Ray Lenoir

Tommy Ray (Hillbilly) (T.L.) Lenoir, 52, of Valdosta, GA. died Friday, February 3, 2006 in South Carolina from injuries sustained in a trucking accident. He was born on October 7, 1953 in Chilton County, Alabama and had lived in Valdosta for twelve years. Mr. Lenoir was a member of the Redland Baptist Church and a truck driver for WTI Transport. He had over three million miles as a truck driver with twenty seven years experience. He had been voted Driver of the Year seven times and had won numerous safety awards. He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Lenoir.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah A. Lenoir of Valdosta, GA.,

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his children, Brandi and Rob Balmer of Tucson, AZ., Tommy Lenoir, Jr. and Shawn Lenoir both of Selma, Ala., Michael Wingert of Valdosta, GA.,

Brook Lenoir of Selma, Ala., Keith and Kathryn Sanders of Valdosta, GA., his mother, Louise Glaze Lenoir of Selma, Ala., his stepmother, Edna Lenoir of Maplesville, Ala, his parents in law, David (Pops) and Arnette Putnam of Valdosta, GA., Billy and Frances Snodgrass of Selma, Ala., his four sisters, Sandra (Bill) Lovelady of Selma, Ala., Lynn (Berry) Stephens of Selma, Ala., Connie (Michael) Longcrier of Jones, Ala., Ann (Thomas) Thompson of Selma, Ala., his six brothers, Ricky (Mary) Lenoir of Selma, Ala., Mickey (Becky) Lenoir of Limestone, TN., David Lenoir of Selma, Ala., Gregory (Mary) Lenoir of Plantersville, Ala., George (Amy) Lenoir of Plantersville, Ala. and Ricky Snodgrass of Newport News, VA., his grandchildren, Kristin Balmer, Robert Balmer, Ian Balmer all of Tucson, AZ., Tyler Lenoir, Chelesy Lenoir both of Selma, Ala., Katie Sanders, Kalie Sanders, Emma Sue Sanders and Kaden Sanders all of Valdosta, GA., sixteen nieces and nephews, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, Redland Baptist Church Family, neighbors, friends, truck driver buddies of the highway and the WTI Company family.

Funeral services were held at 4pm, Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at Redland Baptist Church with the Rev. Jay Watkins officiating. Burial followed in the Redland Cemetery.

The family received friends on Monday from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Redland Baptist Church Building Fund for Sunday School. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at Carson McLane Funeral Home.

Clarence Edward


Clarence Edward Allbrook, age 82, died Thursday, February 9, 2006 in a Birmingham hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at New Live Oak Cemetery officiated by Rev. George Jones and directed by Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home. Mr. Allbrook is survived by his children, Sherry (Jim) Averitt, Gary Allbrook and Guy (Terri) Allbrook; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Marvin Allbrook.

He was a World War II veteran, a member of the Masonic lodge, the American Legion, a retired Civil Servant from Craig Field and a Charter Member of Fairview Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends at Lawrence Funeral Home from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday.

Thelma Dixon

Thelma Dixon, 43, of Selma, AL passed on February 8, 2006 at Warren Manor. Services are scheduled for Monday, February 13, 2006 at 12:00 noon at the Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. Rodney Morton officiating. Burial in Elmwood directed by Lewis Brothers Funeral Home.

Survivors include one son, Brian Dixon; three brothers, Billy Dixon of Selma, Horace Oates of Montgomery and Robert Dixon, Jr. of Stockton, CA; two sisters, Velma Pickett of Selma, AL and Carol Sue Woods of Madison, AL; one brother-in-law, John Pearl; and many family and friends.

Roger Watts

Roger Watts, age 60, of Sardis, Alabama died on February 9, 2006 at his home.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at the New Bride Baptist Church in Sardis with Rev. Curtis Jackson officiating.

Burial in Pineview Memory Gardens. Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Watts; two sons, Kennedy and Jerome; three daughters, Vernessa, Janice and Cassandra; four brothers, Jessie, Wilson, Alphonzo and Randy; three sisters, Leola, Fredonia and Debra; one aunt; one uncle; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one son-in-law; one daughter-in-law; eight brothers-in-laws; nine sisters-in-laws; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.