Obituaries for May 20, 2007

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 20, 2007

Mary Lois Williams

Mary “Lois” Williams was born in Selma, Alabama to Jimmie Myrtle and G.B. Porter on March 30, 1924. She passed away at home in Milton, Fla. on May 10,

2007 after a battle with cancer.

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She and her husband were the owner-operators of Bar-B-Q Heaven, in Selma until moving to the Ft Lauderdale-Miami, Fla. area, where she worked as a model and bookkeeper.

Residing in the Pensacola, Fla. area for the last 24 years, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Milton and an avid bowler and reader, who donated much of her time to mentally handicapped activities.

Lois Williams is survived by her son, Robert G. Williams Jr. and wife Edwinna of Milton; her son in law, George Roth, of Dubach, La.; her granddaughters, Amanda Roth, Heather Williams, Tamberlynn W. Baker and her husband Kelly Baker; her grandson Robby Williams and his wife Natasha Williams; her great grandchildren Abby and Alex Baker and many cousins and friends.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents Jimmie and G.B. Porter, her daughter Barbara Lois Williams-Roth, and her sister Edith Porter.

There will be a grave site service at 12:30 on Saturday, May 26, 2007, in the New Live Oak Cemetery in Selma Ala.

Arrangements will be made by Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home, 2900 Citizens Parkway,

Selma, Ala.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that you donate or make a contribution to the children’s library at your local elementary school in her name.

Cora Lavelle Nichols Rogers

Cora Lavelle Nichols Rogers was born on April 23, 1915 in rural Mississippi.

After 92 years on the earth she went to be with her Lord and her late husband, J. D. Rogers, on May 17, 2007.

She was a faithful member of Central Baptist Church (now Valley Grande) for over 60 years.

She worked with the church children for many years and was known in the church for her creamed corn and chocolate pie.

She is survived by one daughter, one son, one step-daughter, three step-sons, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Selma Funeral Home on May 19.

If you wish to donate to a worthy cause, donations in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society of Gideon Bibles.

Selma Funeral Home is serving the family of Cora Rogers.

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Lee Otis Hale

Mr. Lee Otis Hale, age 71, of Selma, died May 17, 2007 at Vaughan Regional Hospital.

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

Raymond Harris

Mr. Raymond Harris, age 37, of Selma, died May 18, 2007 at Vaughan Regional Hospital.

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

Dr. William E. Ehlert

William Emile Ehlert, M.D. died May 14 in Pascagoula, Mississippi, where his son Dr. William Rowe Ehlert is resident. Born in 1912 in Louisiana he moved to Selma in 1942 and maintained a medical practice here until his retirement in 1977.

A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 25 at

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Joseph Knight officiating. An open reception will follow at 520 Mabry Street.

Dr. Ehlert is survived by three children: his son, William Rowe Ehlert; two daughters, Florence Ehlert Roberts of Mary Esther, Florida, and Betty Ehlert McManus (Cecil Lytle) of San Diego, California; his German AFS son Joerg Hanisch of Ulm, Germany;

five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his brothers Dr. Albert Ehlert of Coral Gables, Florida, and James Ehlert of Orange, Texas, and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances may be made to the Selma Public Library or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

or, that a small boy be taken fishing.