Obituaries for Sept. 14, 2007

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 14, 2007

Ms. Jonna Butler

Ms. Jonna Butler, 39, a resident of Birmingham formally of Selma, died Sept. 7, 2007, at

St. Vincent Hospital Birmingham.

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Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church with Dr. F. D. Reese officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery with Miller Funeral Service directing.

Survivors include her father, John L. Pickett; five brothers, Willie (Ida) Flowers of Selma; Donald (Debra) Petterson of Chicago; Greg (Tammy) Pickett; Kerry (Regina) Pickett and Ronnie Pickett all of Selma. Three sisters, Vanessa Howard; Sharron (John) Smith and Jobrina Lamar, all of Selma, Al., grandmother, Louise Austin; uncle, Early Butler; special cousins, Earl Lee Butler, Tommie Byars and Leola Scott.

Pallbearers, Class of 1986 and Second Baptist

Vernon C. Harris

Vernon C. Harris, of Orrville, passed away Sept. 13, 2007.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Selma Funeral Home.

Interment will be in Pineview Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 10-11


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Brown J. ‘Bo’ Heard

Brown J. “Bo” Heard, 58, a resident of Dallas County, died Sept. 8, 2007, at


Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at Miller Funeral Home Chapel officiated by

Rev. Eddie Marshall. Burial will follow at Old Oak Grove Church

Cemetery directed by Miller Funeral Service.

Survivors include a son, Brandon Cobb of Selma, AL; two daughters, Jowanda Cobb and Lashundra Cobb both of Selma, a loving and devoted friend, Bertha Marsh; one brother, Davis (Anne) Heard of Greensboro, North Carolina; one sister, Maggie Heard of Marion, three grandchildren; four brothers-n-law; five sisters-n-law and a host of nieces and nephews.

Elizabeth Hemans Looft

Elizabeth Hemans Looft, 104, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, at

a local nursing home.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at Athens City Cemetery in Athens, with Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Looft is survived by her niece,

Elizabeth Traylor (John), nephew, Raymond D. Maples Jr. (Janie); great nephews and nieces, William T. Maples, Stephen C. Maples, Amanda B. Maples, Bryant Traylor III, Rebekah Maples Traylor.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. John Malcolm Maples, husbands, John Comer and Theodore Looft, son, John M. Comer and brother, Raymond Maples Sr.

Ethel Quarles

Ethel M. Quarles, 59, formerly of Lowndes County, passed away Sept. 6, 2007, at her home.

She was born to the union of Rufus Daniels Sr. and Mary L. Scruggs in Tyler.

A native of Tyler, Ethel graduated from Lowndes County Training School. After uniting with her husband, Robert Quarles of 40 years, she later relocated to Toledo, Ohio, being here for 39 years.

She was employed by Jobst Institute as a seamstress for fourteen years until her health failed.

Ethel was a member of Christ Congregational Missionary Baptist Church, where she served with the Sister 2 Sister Ministries and a former church clerk and treasurer.

She was a phenomenon baker, proficient seamstress and she loved to read.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Willie Hardy, Charlie, William and Perry Daniels.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory husband, Robert Quarles; two daughters, Pamela and Kendra Quarles; six sisters, Irene Snow and Jessie Burke of Tyler, Alberta Ash of Brooklyn, N.Y., Louise Blue from Los Angeles, CA. and Lucille Jordan and Mary Myers of Selma, AL.; two brothers, James Daniels of Tyler and Rufus (Joyce) Daniels Jr. of Temperence, Mich.

The family expresses gratitude of appreciation to their church family, Christ Congregational Missionary Baptist Church, Dr’s Antonio and Richard Paat, Dr. LaLaine Mattison, and the staff of Arbors at Sylvania Rehabilitation Center, Fairview Nursing Home and Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Funeral services were held Wednesday Sept. 12, 2007, at 7p.m., Dale-Riggs Funeral Home Chapel, Pastor Johnny Barringer officiate.

Services and interment will continue Saturday, Sept.15, 2007 at 1 p.m., Mt. Nebo Baptist Church of Tyler,

Pastor Johnny Bonner officiate. Services are entrusted to Bell Funeral Home of Hayneville, AL. (334) 548-5122.

Judy Lynn Marzette


Judy Lynn Marzette Sentner, age 55 resident of Grand Canyon died Sept. 8, 2007 at Verde Valley Medical Center, Cotton Wood, Ariz.

Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, 1 p.m. at the East Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2910 Earl Goodwin. Burial will be in Grand Canyon, Ariz.

Mrs. Judy Lynn Marzette Sentner was preceded in death by her mother, Ida Marzette, maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Ed Moore Sr.; George & Frances Marzette; four uncles and six aunts.

Survivors include: husband, Dennis Sentner; father, Henry Marzette, Sr.; two brothers, Henry (Juanita) Marzette Jr., Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Frances Marzette Curtis, Selma; four nieces, Karhonda, Caprice, Monique and Audrianna; five nephews, LaTrell, Maurice, Darrius, Gabrielle and Emmanuel; eight aunts, Annie Beams of Chicago; Alice Minor and Hannah Williams of Selma, Shirley Harris of West Haven Conn.; great-aunt, Catherine Johnson of Selma; Julia Felix of Lebanon, Tenn; Bernice Moore, Joyce Green of Chicago; Necie Minor of Selma; three uncles, Eddie (Bernice) Moore, Henry Moore and Johnny Moore of Selma.

Mrs. Judy Lynn Marzette Sentner, the oldest child of Mr. Henry Marzette Sr. and the Late Ida Mae Marzette, was a native of Summerfield and attended Martin Carver Elementary.

A 1971, graduate of Dallas County High School and upon graduation, seeking higher standards of life, after various opportunities and experiences including defending her country as a military service woman, she met the joy of her life, Dennis.

They joined hands and took a stroll to the altar where their fate and love took them to higher heights.

They remained bonded, whole hearted, committed until she gave God her hand on Sept. 8, 2007, in Verde Valley Medical Center, Cottonwood, Ariz., with her forever loved husband, Dennis Sentner at her side.

Her most perfound love and joy of everyone within contact of her, near and far will always be in the hearts of her family and friends.

John Henry Tabb Jr.

John Henry Tabb, Jr. 42, a resident of Marion Junction, died Sept. 8, 2007, in Birmingham.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 413 Selma Ave., Selma, officiated by

Rev. Connie Marshall.

Burial at Bennett Family Cemetery directed by Lewis Brothers Funeral Home Inc.

John is preceded in death by his father, The Late John Henry Tabb, Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Monica Tabb; mother, Rachel Bennett Tabb; two sons, DeAngelo Tabb of Selma;

PFC Bernard Walker of El Paso, Texas; three daughters, Nikki (Terrance) James of Birmingham; Nakoya Reese and Janecia Tabb both of Selma, three sisters, Felicia Fielder of Birmingham; Christine Tabb of Marion Junction and Lashanda (Jearel) Black of Stafford.

Pallbearers are Anthony Craig, Leon Craig, Reginald Johnson, Rodney Houser, Sean Van Diver and Willie Mullens.

John Henry Tabb, Jr.