Obituaries for Sept. 27, 2007

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Purdie Grover

Purdie Grover, 77, a resident of Selma died

Sept. 25, 2007, at

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a local hospital.

Funeral services will be announced at a later date by Lewis Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.

Thurman Callen

Thurman Callen, 90, a resident of Jones, Ala. died Sept. 24, 2007, at Shelby Medical Center.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Valley

Baptist Church, Jones, Ala.,

officiated by

the Rev. A. D. Smith. Burial

following at Pleasant Valley Cemetery directed by Lewis Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.

He is the son of the late Lucy Lanier and Princeton Mixon.

Survivors include his wife, Edith Lee Callen;

two sons, Thurman Callen and Lawrence James Callen; two daughters, Bertha Lee (Callen) Daniels and Willie Ann (Callen) James; three brothers, Rayfield Lanier, Matthew Lanier and Willie B. Lanier; five sisters, Evelyn Benjamin, Ruby Alexander, Lillie Jackson, Daisy Lanier, and Adelle Barry.

Pallbearers are family members and others.

Jessie Mae Billingsley

Ms. Jessie Mae Billingsley, age 66, resident of Marion, Ala.

died Sept. 23, 2007, at Vaughan Regional Medical Center.

Services are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, 2 p.m. at

Marion Baptist Academy, officiated by Elder Willie Jiles. Burial to follow in Pine Crest Memorial Garden.

Survivors include two sons, Sgt. Lee James (Delores) Billingsley and Caheen Billingsley; seven daughters, Zadie (Steven) Rogers, Irma (Albert) Childs, Charlene (Michael) Foster, Cynthia Billingsley, Anita (Ronald) Rutledge, Doris (Fairest) Cureton, and Tammera Billingsley; one brother, Jimmie Billingsley; 16 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of special friends. Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Final arrangements entrusted to Miller Funeral Service, Inc.