Obituaries for Dec. 3, 2006

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 2, 2006

Edward Bonner

Edward Bonner, age 63, of Massachusetts died on November 22, 2006 in Massachusetts. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 2, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at Miller’s Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Arthur Brown officiating. Burial in Massachusetts with Miller Funeral Service directing.

Survivors include: spouse, Emma; father, Paul R. Bonner; four sons, Victor (Carolyn) Bonner of Louisville, Ky., Edward Lee (Shalonda) Bonner of Louisville, Ky., Wayne (Shundra) Bonner of Louisville, Ky. and Curtis (Stacey) Johnson of Mashpee, Mass.; one daughter, Sheree Bonner of Hartford, Conn.; three brothers, Eddie Lee (Mattie) Bonner of Selma, Ala., Johnny (the late Carol) Bonner of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Willie Travis (Corine) Bonner of Oakland, Calif.; three sisters, Edith (Benjamin) Willingham of Albany, N.Y.,

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Frankie Bonner of Bossier City, La. and Gloria Brandon of Detroit, Mich.; and thirteen grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Emma Bonner and one sister, Betty Jean Smith of Albany, N.Y.

William Henry Casey

William Henry Casey, age 63, of Selma, Ala., passed away November 30, 2006 at his residence.

Graveside services will be Sunday, December 3, 2006, 2:00 p.m. at Pineview Memory Gardens with Rev. George K. Jones, Sr. officiating and Selma Funeral Home directing.

Visitation was on Saturday, December 2, 2006, 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Casey, his father, Sherman Andrews of Dothan, Ala.; two sons, Sean Casey of Selma, Ala. and Tommy (Cindy) Casey of Winder, Ga.; one daughter, Jennifer (Tony) Levins of Prattville, Ala. and one grandchild, Cameron Levins.

He was a member of Selma Masonic Lodge #926, Order of the Eastern Star and Scottish Rite.

Lawrence William

“Bill” Lindsey

Lawrence William “Bill” Lindsey, age 74, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2006 in Montgomery after an extended illness. Mr. Lindsey was a member of Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church of Montgomery, Ala. He was born in Milton, Fla. on September 3, 1930; served in the U.S. Army in Germany as an English instructor; received his master’s from the University of Alabama; worked in pharmaceutical sales for 30 years; and upon retirement taught as a substitute teacher in Montgomery at the high school level.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margery Rives Lindsey; his son Dr. Mark S. Lindsey of Montgomery, Ala.; his daughter Vinette Trivitayakhun of Savannah, Ga.; and his daughter Tonya Shaw of Seminole, Fla; and his six loving grandchildren who knew him as “Papa.” A celebration of life for Mr. Lindsey was held on November 14, 2006 at Leak Memory Chapel

in Montgomery, Ala. Graveside services were held in New Live Oak Cemetery in Selma, Ala.

Adolph Griffin

Adolph Griffin, of Sardis, Ala. died on November 25, 2006 in Sardis. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 2, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at East Salem Church with Rev. Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Miller Funeral Service directing.

Survivors include: spouse, Mary Emma Griffin; step mother, Minnie Griffin; one daughter, Brenda Griffin; seven brothers, Henry (Ethel) Griffin, Charlie (Gracie Bell) Griffin, Jr., James Griffin, Lee Griffin, Anthony Boyd, Clarence (Geneva) Griffin, and Albert Griffin; six sisters, Mary Lawrence, Betty (Charlie) Lawrence, Margaret (Joe) Washington, Quinder (William) Stanford, Shirley (Melvin) Mayham, and Loretta (Connell) Towns; a host of nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Cathy Griffin and a host of great nieces, great nephews, relatives and friends.

Elsie Cunningham Holland

Elsie Cunningham Holland, 86, of Mobile, Alabama, formerly of Cunningham and Selma, Alabama died on November 24, 2006 in a Mobile Hospital. She was born to Palma Wiggins Cunningham and William Earl Cunningham in Clarke County, Alabama. She had worked for the Army Corp. of Engineers where she retired after 30 years of service acting as the first supervisor over the accounting department.

Survivors include: her husband for over 45 years, Henry A. Holland; her brother, James G. Cunningham (Beth) of Hilo, Hawaii; nephews, Stephen G. Smitherman (Erika) of Selma, Ala., Duane Cunningham (Suzanne) of Northport, Ala., Alan Cunningham (Nancy) of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Douglas E. Cunningham, Jr. (Cindy) of Mobile, Ala., Ronald Cunningham of New Orleans, La.; nieces, Dr. Allison C. Geddie of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Leslie C. Miller (Horace) of Pensacola, Fla., Dianne Smitherman of Selma, Ala., Kay C. James (Tarrel) of El Dorado Hills, Calif., Teresa C. Marhenke

(Bruce) of Carmichael, Calif., Donna C. Hawes (Richard) of West Marlboro, Vt., Lynn C. Toms (Dan) of Auburn, Calif.; sisters-in-laws, Hellyn Cunningham of Mobile, Ala., Gertrude R. Cunningham of New Orleans, La. and Margaret H. Daugherty of Hatford, Ala.; cousins Ann W. Howat of Mobile, Ala. and a number of great nieces and nephews who all loved her.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Ouida C. Smitherman and Mildred C. Weatherbee of Selma, Ala.; her brothers, Douglas Earl Cunningham of Mobile, Ala., Ralph Thomas Cunningham of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and William E. Cunningham; and a nephew, Joseph T. Smitherman, Jr. of Fairhope, Ala.

Rosie Marie Windley

Rosie Marie Windley, born September 8, 1950 in Dallas County, Selma, Ala. to the late Robert and Emma L. Smith. She professed Christ at an early age and was baptized, becoming a member of the New Cedar Grove Baptist Church where she remained a faithful member until she moved away.

In 1968 after graduating from Brantley High School in Selma, Ala. she moved to Albany, N.Y. There she pursued a career in nursing and childhood services. In 1969 she married Johnny Whindley, Sr. of Albany, N.Y. From that union two children were born. She later moved to Boston, Mass. continuing to work in her field until health failed her.

Sister Windley leaves to cherish her fond memories: her loving and devoted children: son, Johnny Windley, Jr. and daughter, Illona Gail Windley. Her daughter-in-law, Arlene Windley and son-in-law, Carey Grayson. Five grandchildren, Travis and Valentina Windley, Lorenzo Grayson and Felix and Jelisey Jimenez, all of Boston, Mass. Her sisters,

Delores A. Brown-Hunder, Eugenia Smith, Emma L. (John) Ford and Pearlie L. (Herman) Walker; her brothers, Joseph (Brenda) Smith, Thomas M. Smith, Anderson (Lillie) Smith, all of Selma, Ala., Robert Smith and William (Henrietta) Smith of Boston, Mass. Her loving, devoted and constant companion Curtis Powell (Nashua, N.H.), a special sister, Beatrice Allen (Dorchester, Mass.) and her extended families of Boston YWCA and Aswalos House (Dorchester, Mass.). A host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends as well as sisters and brothers of the Eastern Star and Masonic Lodge (Boston, Mass.)

Rosie Marie Smith Windley departed into the sunset on November 19, 2006. Services were held on Saturday, November 25, 2006 at Carver Masonic Lodge in Dorchester, Mass. Bishop Jockery C. Burrell officiated with J.B. Johnson Funeral Home directing.

Eugene Ford Jr.

Eugene Ford, Jr., age 71, of Plantersville, Ala. died on November 30, 2006 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be announced at a later date by Lewis Brothers Funeral Home.

Janet Marie Driggers Wall

Janet Marie Driggers Wall, age 47, passed away Friday, December 1, 2006 in a local hospital.

She is survived by her husband, Charles “Chuck” Wall, Jr.; daughters, Candace (Greg) Gates of Macon, Ga., Nikki (Tim) Simmons of Macon, Ga.; Mother, Virginia Driggers; Brothers, Ronnie (JoAlice) Driggers, Mike (Patti) Driggers, Randy (Paula) Driggers and Ray (Joan) Driggers; Sister, Susan (Tony) Climer. Also surviving her were her mother and father-in-law, Charles (Joyce) Wall, Sr. and sisters-in-law, Cammie (Harold) Turner and Deedie (George) Smith and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Wall was preceded in death her father, Ralph Driggers.

She loved her family and her dog Chelsea, enjoyed reading, studying history and painting. She loved to sing with the “Young Nazarene Singing Group.” While in Macon, GA she was a member of Trinity Church of The Nazarene.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 3, 2006 from 6-8:00 p.m. at Selma Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be Monday, December 4, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in New Live Oak Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Stover officiating and Selma Funeral Home directing.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Selma First Church of The Nazarene, 2310 Summerfield Rd. Selma, AL 36701.