Obituaries for Aug. 24, 2006

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 24, 2006

William E. (Dick) Clibrey

William E. (Dick) Clibrey, age 79 , of Selma, AL, passed away August 23, 2006.

Funeral services will be Friday, August 25, 2006, 2:00 p.m. at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Kenny Hatcher officiating and Selma Funeral Home directing. Interment will be in Pineview Memorial Gardens.

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He is survived by his wife, Lillian Vick Clibrey; one son, John William Clibrey; two daughters, Rosemary Clibrey Folsom (Dana), Susan Clibrey Scarbrough (Ronald); grandchildren, Mary Susan Rives Crovato (Adam), Robert Andrew Rives, Meredith Folsom Bartley. Ryan Folsom, Megan A. Wade, Olivia B. Headley, and John William Clibrey II. Great-grandchildren Logan L. Bartley, and Emily G. Bartley. Brothers James Alan Wimberly (Kathy). Half-brothers Charles Clibrey (Donis), Johnny Clibrey (Annie Lou), Bobby Clibrey (Suzy) and David Clibrey (Diane). Sister Jean C. Hayes (Hoyt), half-sister Judy Breeden (Bob) and Cheryl C, Maxwell (Roland).

Mr. Clibrey was preceded in death by his parents, William F. and Velma Frith Wimberly Clibrey; brother Ernest L. Clibrey and sister Delores Stafford.

Mr. Clibrey was Deacon Emeritus of Northside Baptist Church and a Life member Mason.

Pallbearers will be Adam Crovato, Dana Folsom, Ronnie Scarbrough, Andy Frith, Alvis Frith, Darrin Frith, Gary Maluda, and Bob Huett. Honorary pallbearers are the deacons of Northside Baptist Church, the Harmony Sunday School Class and Selma Masonic Lodge #926.

Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service at Northside Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Northside Baptist Church building fund.

Lois Grace Northrop O’Donnell

Lois Grace Northrop O’Donnell, age 97, of Selma died Monday August 21, 2006 in a local hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 A.M. Friday, August 25, 2006 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church officiated by Father Carroll Plourde and directed by Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. O’Donnell is survived by her two sons, Stephen Charles O’Donnell (Donna R.) of CA and Paul Vincent O’Donnell (Elynor M.) of PA; eight grandchildren, Michael, Kathleen, Peter, Stephen, Bryan, Jim, Matt, and Tom; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Vincent O’Donnell, and her sister, Katherine Reynolds.

Active pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 309 Washington Street, Selma, AL 36703.

Born in Selma on March 29, 1909, she attended Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans and Alabama State College for Women where she received a two-year teaching certificate.

In 1931 she moved to New York City to begin nurse’s training at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.

On August 23, 1933 she married Steve in New York City.

Having lived in various locations in the U.S., Steve and Lois retired to Selma in 1977.