Obituaries for March 28, 2006

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Sarah Joyce Mitchell Ingersoll

Memorial services for Sarah Joyce Mitchell Ingersoll were held Friday, March 24, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at Boone Funeral Home and Rev. Bill Eisle officiated.

Interment of her urn was held in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Marion, Ala., at a later date.

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Mrs. Ingersoll, born and raised in Perry Co., Ala., was an avid golfer with a “Hole-in-one” on her resume’. She also enjoyed good old-time country cooking.

Her parents, Eddie and Janie Mitchell; brothers, Irby, Ottis, and Billy; and sister, Doris precede Mrs. Ingersoll in death.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Gerry Ingersoll; daughter Cindy Loggins Spicola and husband Joseph; stepdaughters, Tracy Bhupathi and Carol Farrar; six grandchildren, one great-grandson, and numerous other family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to the American Heart Assn.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Arrangements by Boone Funeral Home.

Mable L. James

Mable L. James, age 78, of Centreville, Alabama died on March 21, 2006 at UAB Hospital.

Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at James Chapel AME Zion Church, Brent, AL with Rev. H. M. ONeal officiating. Burial will follow in Cooper Cemetery directed by Miller Funeral Service.

Survivors include: a special and devoted friend, Fadoy Creesey; six sons, Thomas E. Wesley, Emmett E. James, Leroy W. James, Sr., Jimmie D. James, Kennith James and Thomas Conwell, Jr.; one sister, Gloria J. Conwell; four sisters, Margaret James, Beluah James, Evelyn Terrell and Emma L. Lott; eighteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; three daughters-in-laws; one brother-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Emma L. James; one son, Arthur J. Sanders; one daughter, Evelyn L. Sanders; four brothers, William E. James, Columbus James, O. C. James, Jr., and Henry L. James, Sr.

Pallbearers will be her nephews and grandsons.

Margaret S. Stocks

Margaret S. Stocks, age 84, a resident of Valley Grande, Ala., died Friday March 24, 2006, at home surrounded by family.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday March 28, 2006 at Elkdale Baptist Church officiated by Dr. Jerry Henry and directed by Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home. Burial will follow in New Live Oak Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John C Stocks, Jr.

She is survived by her son, John Richard Stocks and his wife Dorothy, of Selma, AL, grandson, Steven Ryan Stocks and his wife, Judy, of McAllen, TX; granddaughters, Kimberly Wasden and her husband Robert T Wasden of Mobile, AL; and, Karon Stocks of Lawrenceville, GA; three great-grandchildren, brothers, James E Skinner, Jr. of Valley Grande, AL and William E. Skinner and his wife, Margaret P. Skinner of Montgomery, AL; sister, Miriam Saul and her husband, Oscar E. Saul of Bainbridge, GA; sister-in-law, Edna Stocks Barnes of Birmingham, AL; plus numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

She was a 1943 Honor Graduate of Huntingdon College. For 30 years she taught English at Albert G. Parrish High School.

After retirement she was an Executive Secretary with The Peoples Bank and Trust Co.

She was a long time member of Elkdale Baptist Church where she was very active with its Hope Bible Studies Class.

Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in Margaret’s memory to the Elkdale Baptist Church Building Fund or to a church or charity of your choice.

Active pallbearers will be Thomas K. Dagostin, Robert Beers, Mal Driggers, Jack Morrison, Judge Johnny Jones, and Ray Denmark.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Hope Bible Study Class.

Rosa Thomas

Rosa Thomas, age 56, of Selma, AL died on March 24, 2006 at her home.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 1:00 pm at Woodlawn Baptist Church with Rev. Albert Paige officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery directed by Miller Funeral Service.

Survivors include: three sons, Alex Thomas, Willie Thomas and Francis Thomas; two daughters, Flora Thomas and Arlectra Thomas; one brother, Tom Wiessinger; three sisters, Ola Mae Lewis, Eva Mae Presley and Frances Walker; and ten grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her sons.

Frances Shows


Frances Shows Summerlin, age 75, died Saturday March 25th, 2006 in a Birmingham hospital. Funeral services will be held at the chapel of Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2006 officiated by Rev. Art Hartley and Rev. Chester Jernigan.

Burial will follow at New Live Oak Cemetery.

Mrs. Summerlin is survived by her husband of 49 years, Melvin E. Summerlin, Sr.; sons, Melvin E. (Kim) Summerlin, Jr. and William David Summerlin, Sr.; grandchildren, Melvin E. “Trey” Summerlin III, Kristina Diane Summerlin, Samantha Grey DeRamus, William David “Will” Summerlin, Haley Brooke DeRamus, Mallory Blake Summerlin, and Shelby Elizabeth DeRamus; sister, Allean (Dean) Kelley; brothers, Troy C. (Annie Ruth) Shows and Freeman “Bill” (JoAnne) Shows, Jr., and by Patty Summerlin, mother of Kristina Summerlin and Will Summerlin, someone dear to her heart.

She was preceded in death by her youngest child, Kimberly Renee DeRamus, her mother, Ethel Mae Rowe Shows, her father, Freeman G Shows, her sister, Louise Shows Thrasher, and her brothers, Gordon Shows and Vance Glenn Shows, Sr.

Frances Summerlin was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother affectionately known as “Maw-Maw” and will forever be missed.

She was a dedicated member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends Monday March 27th from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers will be Justin Friday, Irvin Lovinggood, Mike Benton, Randy Benton, C. R. Klinner, and Mackey Summerlin.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Billy Bobo, Curtis Godwin and John Ackerman.

Sis Wanda Renee Morgan

Sis Wanda Renee Morgan, age 43, died on March 24, 2006 at her home.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2006, at 1:00 pm at the Tabernacle of Praise with Rev. Derrio Milton officiating.

Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery directed by Miller Funeral Service.

Dr. Clinton Wilkinson Jr.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 29 at First Presbyterian Church for Dr. Clinton Seed Wilkinson Jr., who died Sunday, March 26 in a Birmingham hospital. Pastor Dr. Ron Stone will officiate.

A native of Selma, he is survived by his wife, Dorothy Bass Reynolds Wilkinson; four children and their spouses: Arabella Alston Sheehan (Cliff Sheehan); Dorothy Reynolds “Reyndy” Ammons (David Ammons); Clinton Seed Wilkinson III (Jill Wilkinson); and Augusta Logan “Doll” Cowart (Phillip Cowart).

His survivors include eight grandchildren: Dorothy Reynolds Sheehan, Kathleen Sheehan Jones (Brian Jones), Brittany Nicole Cowart, Nancy Claire Wilkinson, Phillip Logan Cowart, Amelia Anne Wilkinson, Arabella Reynolds Cowart and Charles Clinton Ammons; and two great-grandchildren: Lane Walker Jones and Chase Alston Jones.

He is also survived by his aunt, Dora Wilkinson Russell.

Dr. Wilkinson’s parents were Augusta and Clinton Seed Wilkinson Sr. His brother, Joseph Edgar Wilkinson III, was a casualty of the Vietnam War.

Honor guests at the service will be his longtime friends John Furniss Callaway Sr., John Archibald Russell III, Catesby ap C. Jones, Bradley David Capps and Kenneth Brown. Included also are the eldest sons of his close friends: Charles Henry Morris III, Ernest Bishop Rockwell, John Furniss Callaway Jr., John Archibald Russell IV, Donald MacDonald Russell Jr., Jonas Hartsell Stewart III, Edmond Charles Henson Jr., Charles Lewis Putzel IV, Joseph Mott Reynolds III, James Kenan II, Rickman Edgar Williams III and Aubrey Dakus Ellis Jr.