Obituaries for Feb. 4, 2007

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 3, 2007

Louvenia Rogers Cade

Louvenia Rogers Cade, 79, a native of Selma, Ala., died Thursday, February 1, 2007 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Ala.

Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, February 5, 2007 at 12:00 noon at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Rev. Rodney Morton officiating. Interment will be at the Elmwood Cemetery.

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A member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Louvenia served as the church secretary for many years, sang in the choir and she was a member of the matrons.

She started her education at Clark School and graduated from Knox Academy High School in 1947. She received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (1960) and a Master of Education Degree (1968) both from Alabama State (College) University.

Louvenia taught for 26 years in the Selma City School System at Payne, Byrd and Meadowview schools.

Louvenia was a member of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. and while active served as an officer and delegate for the Beta Rho Alumnae Chapter of Selma.

Louvenia was married to Travis J. Cade in 1954 and had one son, Cecil, both of whom preceded her in death. She is survived by two grandchildren, her brother-in-law, Bosie Cade of Selma, her sister, Mary Ellen Boykin of Selma, and her brothers, William “Bill” Rogers and George C. Rogers, both of Nyack, N.Y., Louis Thomas (Elizabeth) Rogers of Milton, Fla., and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Louvenia was also preceded in death by her mother and father, Peter and Mary B. Rogers, brothers, Pete Jr., James, Frank and Cecil Rogers and sisters, Juanita R. Ransom and Elizabeth Kilpatrick.

Richard G. Milling

Richard G. Milling, age 60, of Succasunna, N.J. died on January 31, 2007 in Morristown, N.J. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. at Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home and graveside services will be at 3:00 p.m. at New Live Oak Cemetery.

Survivors include: former spouse, Wanda D. Milling; father, William J. Milling; two sons, Andrew G. Milling and Christian D. Milling; one daughter, Lena S. Milling; one sister, Rosemary Lancaster; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline Milling and his brother, Bill Milling.

He was a 1963 Parrish High graduate. In 1972 he received a Master Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri. He played varsity center for the U of M basketball team, 1963-1968. He was a retired Marketing Manager for EI Dupont de Nemours & Co., Inc.

Kathleen Elizabeth Atkins Smyly

Mrs. Kathleen Elizabeth Atkins Smyly of 11570 Hwy. 73 E., Mt. Pleasant, N.C., formerly of Selma, Ala., passed away on Friday, February 2, 2007.

Her visitation will be at Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home on Sunday, February 4, 2007 from 7 – 9 p.m. Graveside services will be on Monday, February 5, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Cemetery in Montgomery, Ala.

She was born on February 14, 1905 in Montgomery, Ala. to the late Maggie Bryant Atkins and Marvin Atkins. She was preceded in death by her husband Bradley Sanders Smyly.

She was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church in Selma, Ala. She is survived by nephews and nieces and will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

Geraldine Phipps

Ms. Geraldine Phipps, age 65, resident of Selma, Ala., died February 2, 2007 at her residence.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Miller Funeral Service.

Nancy P. Robbins

Nancy P. Robbins, age 62, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2007 at home from a lengthy illness with lung cancer. Funeral services were held at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 2007 at Barrett Road United Methodist Church with Rev. Greg Cory officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Robbins was a member of the United Methodist Women at West Highland United Methodist Church in Selma.

Mrs. Robbins is preceded in death by her husband Harry C. “Yogi” Robbins Jr. She is survived by her son, Harry C. “Cuffie” Robbins of Selma, daughters, Tonya Robbins of Selma and Kristine (Eddie) Blair of Prattville. She is also survived by one grandchild, Trea Blair, sister-in-law Loretta Scott and nephew Michael Scott.