Obituaries for March 31, 2006

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 30, 2006

Dorothy Mae Ward

Dorothy Mae Ward, age 52, of Michigan died on March 20, 2006 at St. John’s Hospital.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 1:00 pm at Helping Hand Bible Ministry with Ralph Edwards, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Morning Star Cemetery directed by Lewis Brothers Funeral Home.

Survivors include: her husband, Jesse Ward; two sons, Andrea King and Curtis Ward; two daughters, Cassandra King and Sharnice Ward; two brothers, Elmore King and Roosevelt King; four sisters, Alberta Reese, Naomi Beal, Arlean Lewis and Priscilla King.

Angela Monique

Bennett-Grant

Angela Monique Bennett-Grant, age 20, of Selma, Alabama died on Monday, March 27, 2006 at UAB Hospital.

Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, April 2, 2006 at 2:00 pm at Ellwood Community Church with Pastor Gary Crum officiating. Burial will follow in Pineview Memory Gardens directed by Walker Funeral Home.

Survivors include: her husband, Larry D. Grant; mother, Quiencella Montgomery; father, Ernest Carter; stepmother, Geneva Carter; two sons, Jaylon Grant and ShaMaul Isaiah Grant; four brothers, Andrea (Tamara) Bennett, Courtney (Laurel) Bennett, Ernest (Tina) Carter III and Corey Carter; two sisters, Unesa Carter and Christy Carter; three nieces, ten nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Ervin B. Jones

Mr. Ervin B. Jones, age 42, of Sardis, Alabama died on March 24, 2006 at his home.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 1:00 pm at Miller Funeral Chapel with Pastor John Jones officiating. Burial will follow in New Bride Cemetery directed by Miller Funeral Service.

Survivors include: five brothers, Rev. John Jones, Robert Jones, Charles Jones, Samuel Jones and Walter Robinson; four sisters, Mary Jones, Shirley Thomas, Pearl Coates and Verdell Mason; three brothers-in-laws and four sisters-in-laws; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mr. Sidney Lee Edwards

Mr. Sidney Lee Edwards, age 67, of Marion Junction, AL died on March 27, 2006 in Montgomery, AL.

Memorial Service will be held at Uniontown Baptist Church on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 2:00 pm directed by Kirk Funeral Homes Marion Chapel.

Tracy Tyrone Lewis

Tracy Tyrone Lewis, age 36, of Selma, AL died on March 24, 2006 at Vaughan Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 1:00 pm at Ellwood Community Church with Gary Lamar Crum officiating. Burial will follow in the Lion #1 M. P. Church directed by Miller Funeral Service.

Survivors include: his wife, Lawanda Lewis; mother, Cloria Lewis; mother-in-law, Della Walker; two daughters, Ashley Iman Lewis and Aniayah Jenee’ Lewis; five brothers, Lionel Smith, Samuel Lewis, Jessie Lewis, Henry Lewis and Michael Lewis; three sisters, Laura Smith, Lenora Maull and Gale Graham; two God daughters, Jakesa Thrash and Heather Bright; three god sons, Logan Bright, Dexter Bright and Michael Bright; three brothers-in-laws; four sisters-in-laws and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will include: Lynelldrick Smith, Cedric Murray, Michael Ervin, Kenneth Harris, Westerfield Hayes and Dexter Bright.

Carolyn Elaine Thigpen

Carolyn Elaine Thigpen, age 45, of Dallas County-Selma, AL died on March 26, 2006 at Vaughan Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 11:00 am at Ellwood Community Church with Gary L. Crum, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Ellwood Community Church cemetery in Tyler, AL directed by Miller Funeral Service.

Survivors include: a special friend, Tommie Watkins; two daughters, Bridgett Thigpen and Lakeshia Thigpen; one brother, Otis Thigpen; three sisters, Rillar Thigpen, Linda Jones and Bernice Johnson; two grandchildren; nine nieces; five nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will include: friends and family.

Mr. Robert Parker, Sr.

Mr. Robert Parker, Sr., age 84, of Forkland, Alabama passed away on March 25, 2006 at Woodhaven Manor Nursing Home in Demopolis, Alabama.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 2:30 pm at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Forkland, Alabama with Rev. Willis Gulley officiating. Interment will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery in Tishabee, Alabama.

Family hour will be held on Friday night from 6:00-7:00pm at the church.

Larkin & Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis, Alabama entrusted with arrangements.

Mrs. Fannie Thomas White

Mrs. Fannie Thomas White, age 69, of Gallion, Alabama passed away on March 23, 2006 at D.C.H. Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 1:00 pm at the Christian Chapel Baptist Church in Demopolis, Alabama. Rev. Fred Moore, Pastor and Rev. Mitchell Congress officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Paul Cemetery in Gallion, Alabama.

The remains will repose at the church on Saturday beginning at 12:00 noon.

Larkin & Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis, Alabama entrusted with arrangements.

Mrs. Deossie Rowser

Mrs. Deossie Rowser, of Greensboro, Alabama, passed away recently in Toledo, Ohio.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 12:00 noon at the Cassimore A.M.E. Zion Church in Greensboro, Alabama with Rev. W. F. Scott officiating.

The remains will repose at the church on Saturday beginning at 11:00 am.

Larkin & Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis, Alabama entrusted with arrangements.

Mrs. Fannie Bell Mack

Mrs. Fannie Bell Mack, age 96, of Forkland, Alabama passed away on March 27, 2006 at Greene County Nursing Home in Eutaw, Alabama.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 11:00 am at the First United Baptist Church in Forkland, Alabama. Rev. Jamal Oliver, Pastor and Rev. Michael Barton officiating. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

Larkin & Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis, Alabama entrusted with arrangements.

Leatha Mae Clay

Leatha Mae Clay, age 84, of Montgomery, AL died on March 28, 2006.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 12:00 noon at Bell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James McBride officiating. Burial in Mt. Sinai Cemetery with Bell Funeral Home directing.

Sammie Lee Blount

Sammie Lee Blount, age 56, of Selma, AL died on March 25, 2006.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 12:00 noon at New Bethel Church with Rev. J. D. Ruffin officiating. Burial in New Bethel Cemetery with Bell Funeral Home directing.

Evelyn Gordie

Evelyn Gordie, age 96, of Jones, AL died on March 24, 2006 at her home.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 1, 2006 at Pleasant Valley Church at 1:00 pm with M. C. Daivs officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery directed by Lewis Brothers Funeral Home.