Obituaries for April 27, 2007

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 27, 2007

Eulean Edwards

Eulean Edwards, “auntee to many, mother to some, godmother to a few,” was born to the union of the late Percy and Hannah Moultry on Oct. 12, 1922, in Selma.

She was preceded in death by 15

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Eulean Edwards departed this life on Wednesday, April 18, 2007.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories three children she raised as her own, Eulean (Johnny) Williams, Charles (Bernadette) Moultrie both of Columbus, Ga., and Levander Jones of Selma; one sister-in-law, Micae Moultry of Birmingham; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Eulean Edwards confessed Christ at an early age. She served under the leadership of the late Rev. E.M. Howard for a number of years.

In 1979, she joined the Beloved Apostolic Church of God where the late Bishop Jessie Rankin served as overseer.

For the past 18 years, the Bishop Johnny Cunningham helped to guide her walk of faith.

She faithfully served as Church Mother, leader over the Mother’s Band, pianist and senior assistant Sunday School superintendent.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 28 at the Beloved Apostolic Church of God, 700 Roosevelt Street, Selma at 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral hour with the Honorable Bishop Johnny Cunningham officiating. Memorial Funeral Home of Pritchard directing.

Brian Renald Robinson

Brian Renald Robinson, age 27, of Dallas County, passed away on April 24, 2007.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 28 at 11:30 a.m. at Freedom Baptist Church with Rev. James Spicer officiating. Burial will follow in Pineview Memory Garden. Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his parents, Henry and Ethel Robinson; son, Tyrek Sneed; god-daughter, Khadijah Sneed; grandparents, Willie and Alberta Perry; sister, Bernadette Harris; eighteen aunts and sixteen uncles.

Mary Pearl Smith

Mary Pearl Smith, age 78, of Selma, passed away on April 19, 2007, at her home.

Funeral services are scheduled for April 28, 2007, at noon at the St. Paul Community Methodist Church. Joseph Coleman Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery. Walker Mortuary directing.

Mrs. Smith was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church. She retired from Warren Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Survivors include eight sons, Adolphus (Jean) Smith, Tom (Choi) Smith, Edward Smith, Tunstall (Kathy) Smith, Gregory Smith, Rufus (Debra) Smith, Arnold (Mea) Smith; seven daughters, Lucille Mixon, Lena Jarell, Geonette (Charles) Goldsby, Winnie Smith, Regina Merity, Tracey (Jeremiah) England, Minnie (Keith) Green; two brothers, Saul (Ruth) Williams and Reginald Williams; one sister, Georgia Fritz; 37 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; three sons-in-law; six daughter-in-laws; three sisters-in-law; a host of nieces and nephews;

and Diane Williams and Margaret Williams, also sister-in-laws.

Pallbearers will be her sons.

Honorary pallbearers will be her sons-in-law and nephews.

Dorothy M. Bennett

Dorothy M. Bennett, age 63, formerly of Dallas County, passed away April 18, 2007, in Birmingham.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2007, at noon at Good Hope Baptist Church with Rev. John Ward officiating.

Burial follows in the churchyard cemetery with J.H. Williams & Sons Funeral Home directing.

Jaylen and

Jayden Baldwin

Twins Jaylen and Jayden Baldwin, newborns, of Montgomery, passed away April 23, 2007, in Montgomery.

They are survived by their mother, Sheena Smith.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time by Walker Mortuary.

Nell Adams Chance

Nell Adams Chance, age 96, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2007, in Wichita, Kan.

She was a long time Selma resident, leaving in 1967.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Rhiley, and husband King III; six grandchildren, Mike, Linda & Laura Sidner, King Rhiley IV, Lisa Moody, and grandson-in-law, Michael Moody.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Hobson C. (Bo) Chance.

Mr. Chance passed away in 1962, and was a Selma Fireman for 35 years.

Also preceding her mother in death was her eldest daughter, Carolyn, in 1990.

A private family service was held in Wichita Kan., on April 24, 2007.

There will be a memorial service in Lubbock, Texas, her former home, on May 10, 2007.

William Brown Parker

William Brown Parker, age 70, of Birmingham, passed away April 21, 2007.

Funeral services are scheduled for April 27, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Plantersville Grove Baptist Church. Pastor E.L. Mullen officiating. Burial will follow in Old Oak Grove Cemetery, Plantersville. Miller Funeral Service directing.

Mr. Parker is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include two brothers, Menzo Parker and Johnny Peoples Jr.; three sisters, Mary Williams, Virgie Lee Townsend and Virgie Dell Townsend; one son-in-law, Henry Williams; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be family members.