Obituaries for Friday, July 13
Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 12, 2007
Kay Wood Haley
Kay Wood Haley, a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Daphne, died at Thomas Hospital on July 10, 2007 after a brief illness. She was 90-years-old. Mrs. Haley moved to Fairhope in 1999.
Mrs. Haley was born on March 26, 1917 in Summer, Illinois, the daughter of Earl and Fannie Wood.
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She was a 1935 graduate of Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., and a 1938 graduate of Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
In a career spanning 70 years, Mrs. Haley was an organist, a choir director, and a piano, organ, and voice teacher. She taught organ and piano at Judson College in Marion, Ala. She served as organist at Old Post Chapel in Ft. Still, Okla. and at First Presbyterian, First Baptist Church, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Selma, Ala.
Mrs. Haley founded the Selma Choral Society and frequently conducted the annual presentation of Handel’s Messiah in Selma. She sang in the Eastern Shore Chorus and St. Paul’s choir.
Mrs. Haley is survived by her children, Dr. John Patrick Haley III (Shirley) of Fairhope and Michael Wood Haley (Dana) of Gastonia, N.C. Surviving grandchildren are Karen Padilla of Chattanooga, Tenn., Chris Haley of Point Clear, Peter Haley and John Haley of Gastonia. Surviving great-grandchildren are Haley and Kate Padilla of Chattanooga, Patrick Haley, Sam Haley, and Ramey Haley all of Point Clear. She is also survived by her brother James Robert Wood of Salem, Ill.
Mrs. Haley was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Dr. John Patrick Haley Jr. of Selma, Ala. Later she married Dr. Edwin Douglas Danfelt of Waynesboro, Penn., who died in 1991. She was also preceded in death by her sister Martelle Wood Nussbaumer of Ft. Collins, Colo.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Daphne, Ala., on Friday, July 13, 2007 at 11 a.m. with visitation at the church at 10 a.m. A burial service will take place Saturday, July 14, 2007, at 12 p.m. in New Live Oak Cemetery in Selma, with Rev. Joe Knight officiating and Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Choir Fund, 28788 N. Main St. Daphne, AL 36526 or
St. Paul’s Organ Fund, P.O. Box 1306 Selma, AL 36702.
Willie Nelson Jr.
Willie Nelson Jr.,
age 61, resident of Selma, died Monday, July 9, 2007, in Selma. Funeral services are Saturday, July 14, 2007, 12 p.m. at the Freedo Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. James Spicer.
Burial will follow at Fair Lawn Memory Gardens directed by Lewis Brother Funeral Home Inc.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Nelson, Sr.,
and Elizabeth Wright Nelson;
four brothers, Eddie Nelson, John H. Nelson, Richard Nelson and Thomas Nelson and 1 sister, Dorothy Nelson.
His survivors includes; wife, Johnnie M. Nelson; one brother, Larry Nelson; four sisters, Ida Richardson, Janie N. (Douglas) Clark, Ella Bailey, Nancy (Ervin) McBride; 1 aunt, Sally N (Harris) Mahoney; Mr. & Mrs. Bennie Marshall (in-laws) and other relatives.
William Oliver, age 81, died Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at a Montgomery hospital. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 13,2007 at Pineview Memory Gardens with Father Carroll Plourde officiating and Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Oliver is survived by his daughter, Billie Jo Eiland, grandchildren, Austin Eiland, Chris Lombardi, Jamie Eiland, and Jeffrey Eiland. He is also survived by his brother, John Wayne Oliver, nieces, Hope Hill, Barbara Ann White, Tammy Bobo, Sonya, Michelle Manning, sisters-in-law, Margie Crump, Aline Goudeau, Mae Stokes, and brother-in-law, Robert Boutwell.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Oliver, brother, Herbert Oliver, and sister, Inez Thompson.
Family visitation will be held Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Daisy Vincent, age 90, resident of Alberta, died July 10, 2007 at Vaughan Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Alberta, AL, officiated by Rev. L.L. Brown.
She was preceeded in death by her husband John Vincent, Sr., her parents Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Dexter and 6 siblings. Survivors include; 2 sons, John Vincent, Jr and Charlie J. Vincent; 2 daughters, Ella V. Irby and Juanita Mallard; 3 sisters, Margaret Miller, Alice Key and Selma Irby; 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; 1 sister-in-law, 1 brother-in-law and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.
The body will lie in state at Oak Grove Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Church cemetery directed by Lewis Brothers Funeral Home Inc.
Mr. Lenny Newberry
Mr. Lenny Newberry, age 47, resident of Jacksonville, Fla. and formerly of Selma, Ala., died July 6, 2007 at Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.
Services are scheduled for Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Rev. Roosevelt Marzette. Burial will follow at Isabella Cemetery in Tyler, Ala. directed by Miller Funeral Service.
He was preceded in death by three brothers. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Annie Coleman; two sons, Tyrese and Tyrone Winslow; two daughters, Shanetta and Lanetta Dunning; one brother, Alfonso Coleman; one sister, Patricia Newberry; and one granddaughter, Zaniey Winslow.
Rev. P. H. Lewis Sr.
Rev. P. H. Lewis Sr., a native of Camden, Ala.,
(Wilcox County) and a resident of Mobile, Ala., born March 13, 1931 departed this life on Monday, July 9, 2007, at a local hospital.
He was a graduate of Camden Academy, Daniel Payne College and Theological Seminary, Birmingham.
He was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church and served as Pastor from October 1970 until his retirement in October 2005. Earlier in his career, he served as pastor in churches located in Birmingham, Coy, Tuscaloosa and Selma.
He was active in the Civil Rights Movement. He was a Mason and a member of Phi Bata Sigma Fraternity.
He leaves to cherish his precious memory a loving and devoted wife of 49 years and 11 months, Alice Grady Lewis, Mobile; children, Prinic H. Lewis Jr., Kenneth (Kimberly) Lewis, Bernard (Alberta) Howard, all of Mobile; two brothers, John Lewis, Detroit Michigan and Floyd (Sherry) Lewis of Morristown, N.J.; six sisters, Juanita Lewis and Mary Clancey both of Patterson, N.J. Elizabeth (Clard) Jackson and Claudine Davis both of Norwalk, Conn., Daisy Lewis, Corona, N.Y. and Dorothy Lewis, N.Y., N.Y.; four grandchildren, Brittany Howard, Kameron Lewis, Alex Lewis and Derice Lewis all of Mobile;
sister-in-law, Diane Lewis, and Mattie Lewis both of Norwalk, Conn.;
two brothers-in-law, Charles (Perry) Grady, Duluth, Ga., and Clifford (Sharon) Grady, Monument, Colo.;
god-children, Cheryl Chatman and Zannette Booker both of Selma;
a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
His remains can be viewed at Christian Benevolent Funeral Home Friday, July 13, 2007, from 12 until 5 p.m. and continued Saturday, July 14, 2007, at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 714 Savannah St., after 9
a.m., Rev. Bobby Cox, Pastor.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until noon at which time Rev. S. T. Spencer, pastor of Metropolitan A.M.E. Church will conduct the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the P. H. Lewis Scholarship Fund in care of Bethel A.M. E. Church.
Interment will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery.
CHRISTIAN BENEVOLENT FUNERAL HOME, 201 N HAMILTON ST.
Ms. Pearlie M. Walker
Ms. Pearlie M. Walker, age 62, resident of Detroit, Mich., and formerly of Marion Junction, Ala., died July 4, 2007, at her home.
Services are scheduled for Saturday, July 14, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Miller Funeral Service Chapel officiated by Rev. Carl Billingsley. Burial will follow in Pineview Memory Gardens directed by Miller Funeral Service.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene Walker; one son, Carl (Fonda) Thomas; one step-son, Steven Vanorsdale; two brothers, James (Sharon) Boggs and Jesse Boggs; two sisters, Fannie Hasberry and Mary Burnett; mother-in-law, Annie M. Watts; four grandchildren; three sisters-in-laws; and a host of nieces and nephews. Other relatives are two uncles and three aunts.
Mary Suther, age 93, resident of Stanton, Ala., died July 12, 2007 at her home. Funeral services will be announced at a later time by Lewis Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.
Ola Bell Lee
Ola Bell Lee, age 64, resident of Selma, Ala. died July 7, 2007 at Vaughan Regional Hospital.
Services are scheduled for Saturday, July 14, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Bethelham Baptist Church officiated by Debra Phillips.
Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery directed by Miller Funeral Service.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Lee Ola Lee; one son, Arthur James Lee; three brothers, Richard Lee, Johnson Lee, and James Lee Jr.; and one sister, Lottie Mae Safford.
Survivors include two sons, Freddie Lee Sr. and Donald Lee; one daughter, Patricia Lee; one brother, David Lee; three sisters, Louvenia Tabb, Willie Mae Kirksey, and Jessie Barnes; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law; one sister-in-law; 10 nieces; and 13 nephews. Special friends are Alice McCarry, Ebbie Hardy, Annie Williams, Lee Ola Walker, Mary Edwards, and Annie Lee Carter.
Serving as pallbearers will be the nephews.
Ms. Cynthia M. Coleman
Ms. Cynthia M. Coleman, age 43, resident of Marion Junction, Ala., died July 9, 2007, at Vaughan Regional Hospital.
Services are scheduled for Saturday, July 14, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Missionary officiated by the Rev. John H. William Lett. Pastor. Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery directed by Miller Funeral Service.
Survivors include her parents, Johnnie H. Coleman and the late Jerry H. Coleman, Sr.; two brothers, Jerry H. Coleman, Jr. and John Coleman; one sister, Estella L. Coleman; and a host of nieces and nephews. Other relatives are aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends; three God-children; and a special niece, Regine Camille Coleman.
Serving as pallbearers will be the Matrons of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.
Mr. William ‘Billy’ Wilson
Mr. William “Billy” Wilson, age 53, resident of Selma, Ala., died July 5, 2007, at his home.
Services are scheduled for Saturday, July 14, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Town Creek Missionary Baptist Church officiated by Elder Johnny Bonner. Burial will follow at the Church directed by Miller Funeral Service.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara R. Wilson; parents, Juanita Wilson; grandmother, Lillian Johnson; three sons, Eric (Senovia) Wilson, Darrell Fails, and Rodney Wilson; one daughter, Quinetta Michele Rush; three brothers, Michael Wilson, Rickey Wilson, and Kelvin Wilson; sisters, Eloise (Herman) Smith, Lillian (John) Watts, Geraldine (Ben) Dawson, Wanda (Joe) Jiles, and Phyllis Rivers; eight grandchildren; one daughter-in-law; eight brothers-in-laws; four sisters-in-laws; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Serving as pallbearers will be the Town Creek Male Chorus.