Obituaries for Friday, May 26

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 25, 2006

Annie Ruth Norwood

Annie Ruth Norwood, age 54, of Selma, Alabama died on May 21, 2006 at her home. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, May 26, 2006 at 1:00 PM. Rev. Terry Armstrong will officiated. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery with Miller Funeral Service directing.

Survivors include: parent, Ola Ree Norwood; one daughter, LaChelle Norwood; seven brothers, Sherman, Leon, Willie James and Morris Norwood, David and Jessie Jones, Johnny Steele; five sisters, Maelean N. Brown, Melissa J. Milton, Rosie Mae McGinnis, Annie Ree James, and Mae Jean Mitchell; and seven nephews.

Catherine West Petttway

Catherine West Pettway, age 92, of Safford, Alabama died on May 22, 2006 at Vaughan Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, May 27, 2006 at Christian Light with Alex Tenner officiating. Burial will follow in Williams Cemetery with Miller Funeral Service directing.

Survivors include: one son, Buster Pettway; a twin sister, Corine West Williams; three sisters-in-laws; one daughter-in-law; three nieces and four nephews.

Mrs. Clara Washington

Mrs. Clara Washington age 92 died on May 23, 2006 at her home in Selma, AL Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, May 27, 2006 at East Salem Baptist Church with Rev. W.E. Brown officiating and Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

She was married to the late Johnny Washington, Sr. This union was blessed with eight children. She was preceded in death by five sons,

Zollie, Joe, Willie, Leroy and Arthur Washington.

Her survivors includes: one daughter, Sallie Mae Washington of Selma, AL; two sons, George (Barbara) Washington of Tampa, FL,

Johnny (Elnora) Washington, Jr of Selma, AL and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins and friends.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ayers, age 98, of Gallion, Alabama passed away recently in Apopka, Florida. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Gallion, Alabama with Rev. Anderson Ayers officiating. Interment will follow in the Ayers Family Cemetery in Gallion, Alabama. Public viewing will be held on Friday from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Larkin & Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis, Alabama entrusted with arrangements.

Lovenia L. “Dink” Teel

Warner Robins: Lovenia L. “Dink” Teel, 89, passed away on Thursday May 25, 2006.

Private graveside funeral services will be held in Cuthbert, GA.

Mrs. Teel was born in Selma, AL on July 19, 1916 to the late John and Katherine Smith Lassiter and was the widow of Emory C. Teel.

She attended school in Selma and graduated from Georgia State Women’s College in Valdosta in 1938, and in June 1940 married Emory C. Teel Jr. of Cuthbert.

In 1969 they moved to Warner Robins where Mrs. Teel continued her teaching career.

She was a devoted wife and mother and a dedicated teacher.

She was a member of the First Christian Church of Cuthbert.

Her siblings Jean Chisman and John Sidney Lassiter preceded her in death.

Survivors include her children: Mary T. (Robert) Mantiply of Warner Robins, Emory C. (Bev) Teel III of Ft. Pierce, FL.

Sister: Agnes Bell of Port St. Joe, FL.

Grandchildren: Tara Lee Teel of Bellevue, Colorado, Abigail Weston of Orem, Utah, John (Kandice) Mantiply of Stockbridge and Anne Mantiply of Warner Robins.

Nieces: Elizabeth McDonald and Frances O’Brien both of Montgomery, AL.

Three great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Houston County, 103 Westridge Dr., Warner Robins, GA 31088 or Thornwell Home for Children, P. O. Box 60, Clinton, SC 29325-9972.

Heritage Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Rosie L. Courtland

Rosie L. Courtland, age 54, of Selma, AL died on May 18, 2006 at Vaughan Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 12:00 PM at Morning Star Baptist with Rev. B.T. Booker officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery with Walker Mortuary directing.

Survivors include: parent, Willie Lee Courtland; four brothers, Nathaniel, Lorenzo, Amos Courtland and Clarence Hayes; four sisters, Deloris Walker, Brenda C. Atkins, Kaye C. Byrd and Sharon Courtland; nine nephews, eleven nieces, two brothers-in-laws, one sister-in-law.

Pallbearers will be friends.

Mary Buskey

Mary Buskey, age 71, of Highland Home, AL, died on May 19, 2006. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 1:00PM at the White Cloud Church with Rev. Julius Buskey officiating. Burial in White Cloud Cemetery with Bell Funeral Home directing.

Mary Francis Lewis

Mary Francis Lewis, age 81, of Selma, Alabama died on May 19, 2006 at Vaughan Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 1:00 PM at Lily Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Lily Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Miller Funeral Service directing.

Survivors include: five sons, Walter (Annie Mae) Lewis of Birmingham, AL, Edward Lewis of Detroit, MI, John (Ora) Lewis of Selma, AL, Matthew Lewis and Arthur Lewis both of Pensacola, FL; two daughters, Essie (Joseph) McNeil of Selma, AL and Patricia Patwin Lewis of Detroit, MI; four brothers, John (Louise) McConico and Matthew McConico both of Detroit, MI, Jonathan McConico, James McConico; seven sisters, Etheal Dean Harris of Detroit, MI, Marie Thomas and Lucile (Alphonso) Smith both of Birmingham, AL, Mildred Howard, Lucinda Stubb, Marcie Minter and Willie Ivory Wilson all of Detroit, MI; thirty grandchildren, fifty-eight great grandchildren, one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law, one brother-in-law, one sister-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearer will be sons and grandsons.

Michelle D. Crenshaw

Michelle D. Crenshaw, age 29, of Jones, Alabama died on May 22, 2006 at Vaughan Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 1:00 PM at Big Springs Baptist Church in Autauga County with Rev. Jessie Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Homeaid Cemetery in Burnsville, AL with Miller Funeral Service directing.

Survivors include: parents, Horace (Ruby) Crenshaw and Essie (Dennis) Peasant; one son, Tremaine Young; three brothers, Johnny (Terrica) Lawrence, Roswell Lawrence and Quincy Hill; one sister, Temeka Mitchell; grandmothers, Hattie Lawrence and Odessa Hill; twelve aunts; two special cousins, Annie Moore and Angie Wright; a special uncle, Daniel Sims; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mr. Milton Howrad Ezelle, Sr.

Mr. Milton Howrad Ezelle, Sr.

Demopolis, Alabama – Mr. Milton Howard Ezelle, Sr., age 85, died Saturday, May 20, 2006 at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis, AL.

Memorial services will be Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. at Oak Hill West Cemetery in Palatka, Florida with Mr. Frank Crabtree officiating.

Mr. Ezelle was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-four years, Helen Hancock Ezelle.

Survivors are two sons, Milton Howard Ezelle,Jr. and his wife Libby of Valley Grande, AL., Michael L. Ezelle of Demopolis, AL. Two grandsons, Brett Ezelle and his wife Brandy of Auburn, AL., Travis Ezelle of Hoover, AL. One great-grandson, Mason Ezelle of Auburn, AL. One sister, Lillian Reeves of Atlanta, GA.

In lieu of flowers the Ezelle family ask that donations be made to Southern Care Hospice 927 Hwy. 80 West, Demopolis, AL. 36732

The Ezelle family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Tombigbee EMS, Demopolis Police Department, Southern Care Hospice, Dr. Alex Curtis, M.D., and the Doctors, Staff and nurses of Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital.

Kidd-Robbins Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.

Porter (Slim) Wilson, Jr.

Porter (Slim) Wilson, Jr., age 64, of Selma, Alabama died on May 21, 2006 in Selma. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 12:00 noon at New Cedar Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Henry officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with Miller Funeral Service directing.

Survivors include: wife, Eula Wilson; three sons, Gary Wilson, John (Lisa) Wilson and Lary (Pamela) Wilson all of Selma, AL; two daughters, Leslie (David) Smith of Detroit, MI., and Lakeshia Wilson of Selma, AL.; three brothers, William Wilson of Detroit, MI., Dennis (Alberta) Wilson of Selma, AL, Cornelius (Lula) Wilson of Cantonment, FL; four sisters, Rose (AL) Ferguson and Lessie Stork of Miami, FL, Lena Wilson and Essie Wilson of Detroit, MI. Twelve grandchildren, one great grandchild, one son-in-law, two daughters-in-laws, four brothers-in-laws, ten sisters-in-laws, a special niece who he raised as a daughter, Virginia (Mason) Brown, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Raymond Jones, Sr.

Raymond Jones, Sr., age 54, of Orrville, Alabama died on May 22, 2006 at his home. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 1:00 PM at the Little Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Willie C. Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in Little Zion Cemetery with Miller Funeral Service directing.

Survivors include: wife, Mary Lillie Jones; one son, Raymond Jones, Jr.; four daughters, Lana Savage, Regina Jones, LaHomma Jones, and Shamika Jones; five brothers, Clarence Jones, Joe Jones, Jack Whorline, Jr., Curtis Jones and Charles Jones; five sisters, Mary Kimbrough, Rena Jones, Clara Dukes, Velma Reese, and Gwendolyn Green; nine grandchildren; two sons-in-laws; one daughter-in-law; one brother-in-law and five sisters-in-laws.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Rosianna Smith

Rosianna Smith, age 100, of Hayneville, AL died on May 24, 2006. Funeral arrangement will be announced later by Bell Funeral Home.

Tyler Butler

Tyler Butler, age 53, a resident of Farrington, MN passed away on May 19, 2006. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 2:00 PM at the New Shiloh Baptist Church in Sardis, with Rev. Coley Chestnut officiating. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery with J.H. Williams & Sons Funeral Home directing.

Tyler Butler was the only child of the late Francis Moore Hutchinson. He spent the earlier years of his life in Selma and later moved to Huntsville, AL where he graduated from Council Training School and received his B.S. degree in Business from Alabama A&M University. He served in the US Army for two years and also served in the Army Reserves. He worked for Redstone Arsenal before moving to Minnesota where he spent the last years of his life.

He leaves to cherish his memories a father, J.S. Butler (Maryland); a step-father, Sydney Hutchinson (Huntsville, AL); children, Xavier McCrary (Atlanta, GA), Randall Battle (Houston, TX), Shawn Wesley (Maryland), Tamela Butler, Tameka Butler, Jeremy Caldwell and Crutney Caldwell all of Huntsville, AL. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren, many uncles, cousins and other relatives who loved him dearly.

Sandy Stone Wyatt

Sandy Stone Wyatt, 56 of Moore, OK was born March 2, 1950 in Birmingham, AL and passed away May 24, 2006 in Oklahoma.

Sandra is survived by her husband Kelly Wyatt, sons, Anthony (Casey) Wyatt and Billy Wyatt, daughter Kristi Wyatt all of Moore, OK; grandchildren, Rylee Wyatt, Kelly Wyatt and Jacqualynn Wyatt; Parents, AL and Ann Stone of Billingsley, AL, three sisters, Anita McWhorter of LaGrange, GA, Jane Frith of Tuscaloosa, AL, Lisa Logan of Billingsley, AL, brother Jeff Stone of Billingsley, AL.

Funeral Services are 2:00 PM Thursday, May 25, 2006 at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, located at 120 S. Broadway,

Moore, OK.

Memorial Service for family and friends will be Sunday, May 28 at Billingsley Church of God at 2:00 PM.

Jesse Phillips

Jesse Phillips, 77, of Pensacola, FL, formerly of Selma, AL died May 18, 2006. Funeral services were held Thurday, May 25, 2006 at 12:00 noon at Greater Union Baptist Church. Hugh King, Sr. officiated. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery diected by Benboe Funeral Home.

Wilson “Duke”

Washington

Wilson “Duke” Washington, age 47, of Orrville, Alabama died on May 16, 2006 in Orrville. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 12:00 noon at Miller Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Edward Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Dukes Family Cemetery with Miller Funeral Service directing.

Survivors include: eight brothers, Kenneth Dukes, Charles (Julia) Marshall, Johnny Dukes, Emmett (Alicia) Dukes, Glenn (Clara) Dukes all of Orrville, AL, Rev. Edward (Arcola) Moore of Marion Jct., AL, General (Juanita) Dukes of Riverdale, GA, Jimmy (Alice) Dukes of Gadsden, AL; five sisters, Carrie Dukes of Huntsville, AL, Emma Dukes of Browns, AL, Virginia Dukes of Beloit, AL, Vera Dukes of Orrville, AL, and Clara Dukes Smith of Chicago, IL; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.