Obituaries for Friday, April 21, 2006

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 20, 2006

Gloria G. Martin

Gloria G. Martin, 78, of Metairie, La., a retired office manager for American Olean Tile Co., and Metro Contract Hardware, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, after a brief illness.

The memoral service will be 2:00 p.m. EDT Saturday at Culley’s MeadowWood Funeral

Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850-877-8191).

Mrs. Martin was a native of Selma, Ala., and a longtime resident of Metairie.

Survivors include two loving children Mrs. Sherry Riley and husband Danny) and Mrs. Debra Placilla (and husband Bill), both of Tallahassee; seven devoted grandchildren, Marlo Ransdell (and husband Joey) of Tallahassee, Lisa Munroe (and husband Hugh) and Michael Schultz, all of Tallahassee, Clint Edwards of Selma, Ben and Justin Placilla, of Tallahassee, and Sarah Harris (and husband Chris) of Washington, D.C.; two great grandchildren, Joel Martin Ransdell and Brooke Harris; a great granddaughter to be, Sarah Kathryn Munroe; sister Angela Persons (and husband Lewis) of Tallahasse, and two dear sisters in law, Mildred Crisman of Selma, and Peggye

Gallagher.

She was deeply loved by her family and many friends.

Lucy Mitchell

Lucy Mitchell, age 74, of Selma, Alabama died on April 18, 2006 at her residence.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 1:00 pm at Little Canaan P. B. Church with Elder James Beal officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery with Miller Funeral Service Directing.

Survivors include: one son, James Masco (Celia) Mitchell; four daughters, Ruby Nell Walter, Willie Nell Dixon, Shirley Jean Mahand, and Gwendolyn Jackson; one brother, Johnny (Lizzie) Perkins; two sisters, Doris (Mark) Brown and Lorene (Shade) Vasser; seventeen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren; one loving daughter-in-law, Linda “Charlene” Hamilton, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be nephews and friends.

Jessie Lee Yelder

Jessie Lee Yelder, age 59, of Autaugaville, Alabama died on April 12, 2006 at her residence.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 1:00 pm at Greater Mallard Chapel A.M.E. Church with Evangelist Fannie M. Burns officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery directed with Miller Funeral Service.

Survivors include: two daughters, Artherine Yelder-Smith and SFC Rose Mary Yelder; three grandchildren, two brothers-in-laws; one sister-in-law; step sisters, Bettye Greatheart, Diane (Joe) Taylor and Hattie McReynolds Davis.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Annie M. Whorline

Annie M. Whorline, age 81, of Orrville, Alabama died on April 18, 2006 at Vaughan Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 1:00 pm at Little Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Willie C. Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Miller Funeral Service Directing.

Survivors include: six sons, Raymond (Mary) Jones, Clarence (Brenda) Jones, Joe Jones, Jack Whorline, Jr., Curtis Jones, and Charles (Essie) Jones; four daughters, Mary (Sylvester) Kimbrough, Rena Jones, Clara (Glenn) Dukes, and Gwendolyn Green; thirty-seven grandchildren, thirty-eight great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Also surviving is a special daughter-in-law, Rena Jones and two devoted cousins, Nancy Lewis and Adline George.

Ocie Rose

Ocie Rose, age 73, of Selma, Alabama died on April 13, 2006 at Vaughan Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 1:00pm at Everdale Baptist Church with Rev. David Talton. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery directed by Miller Funeral Service.

Survivors include: spouse, Pearlie M. Rose; four sons, Calvin Blevins, Homer Rose, Sr., Jerry Rose and Ocie Rose, Jr.; six daughters, Gwendolyn Harris, Mary Johnson, Diane Tyus, Danette Bonner, Barbara Rose and Angela Rose; one sister, Willie Mae Lashore; twenty-seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, four sons-in-laws, one daughter-in-law, five brothers-in-laws, five sisters-in-laws and a host of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be children and grandchildren.

Sister Leona Barron

Sister Leona Barron, age 100, was born on July 20, 1905 in Marion, AL. She died on April 4, 2006 at Bibb County Nursing Home, Centreville, AL.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 8, 2006 at 1:00 pm at Mt. EBell Baptist Church, Brent, AL. Rev. Gregory B. Dumas officiated. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery, Brent. Directed by Lee & Rollins Funeral Home.

Luberta Shuford Hall

Luberta Shuford Hall, age 89, of Hayneville, AL died on April 14, 2006.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 11:00 am at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church #2 with Rev. Larry Townsend officiating. Burial in Mt. Moriah #1 Cemetery with Bell Funeral Home directing.

Vincent Vann Oliver

Vincent Vann Oliver, age 39, of Selma, Alabama died on April 14, 2006 in Selma.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 12:00 noon at Union Grove P.B. Church with Rev. Ocie Acoff officiating. Burial will follow in Lincoln Cemetery with Miller Funeral Service directing.

Survivors include: father, Willie “Buddy” Baker; two brothers, Anthony Oliver and Alfonzo Oliver; two sisters, Anita Joseph Kirkland and Alice Boston; aunts, Vina Oliver, Beverly Oliver, Rosa Williams, Rosie Mae Baker; one uncle, Charlie James Oliver and a host of other relatives and friends.

Shelia D. Ford

Shelia D. Ford, 56, of Sprott, AL died April 17, 2006 at Vaughan Regional.

Funeral services will be Monday, April 24, 2006, 12:00 noon at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, Sprott. Rev. Johnny Tellis officiating. Burial in New Oak Grove Cemetery, Sprott directed by Lee & Rollins Funeral Home.

Infant Ty’Dasia

Mon’que Jackson

Infant Ty’Dasia Mon’que Jackson was born on April 11, 2006 at Vaughan Regional and died on April 11, 2006.

Graveside services were held on April 15, 2006 at Union Cemetery, Marion, AL. Rev. Lovell Sanders officiated. Directed by Lee & Rollins Funeral Home.

Albert Watkins

Albert Watkins, 46, of Brent, AL died April 17, 2006 at DCH Medical Center.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 22, 2006 at Pine Grove Baptist Church, Brent, AL. Rev. James C. Moore officiating. Burial in Cooper Cemetery, Centreville, AL directed by Lee & Rollins Funeral Home.

Bertha U. Young

Bertha U. Young, 70, of Selma died April 20, 2006 at Southland Nursing Home, Marion, AL.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 1:00 pm at Berean Baptist Church, Marion. Rev. D. C. Woods officiating. Burial in Marion City Cemetery directed by Lee & Rollins Funeral Home.

Willie L. Stewart

Willie L. Stewart, 51, of Centreville, Al died on April 4, 2006 at Bibb County Medical Center.

Funeral services were on Monday, April 10, 2006 at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, Brent, AL. Rev. James Martin officiated. Burial in Hopewell Cemetery, Brent directed by Lee & Rollins Funeral Home.

Wade Underwood

Wade Underwood, 98, of Marion, AL died on April 19, 2006

at Southland Nursing Home, Marion, AL.

Funeral services will be announced later by Lee & Rollins Funeral Home.

Carl A. Williams

Carl A. Williams, age 45, of Selma, Alabama died on April 19, 2006.

Funeral services and survivors will be announced later by Miller Funeral Service.