Obituaries for Oct. 10, 2007

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Charles “Tiny” Wesley McGee

Charles “Tiny” Wesley McGee, age 74, of Jones, died Monday Oct. 8, 2007, at home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 10, 2007, at Milton Baptist Church Cemetery in Jones, Ala. officiated by the Rev. Tommy Fancher and directed by Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home.

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Mr. McGee is survived by his wife, Mary Magaline McGee of Jones, several cousins, several nieces and nephews and one special nephew, Chuck Dunaway, sister-in-law, Betsy (Cecil) Dunaway, brother-in-law, Watson (Gerry) Terry.

The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007.

Edris Donovan Jones

Edris Donovan Jones died at her home Oct. 8, 2007, after a lengthy illness.

The Revs. Polk Van Zandt and Joseph Knight will officiate at her funeral service at 1 p.m. today (Oct. 10, 2007) in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where she has been a longtime, devoted parishioner. Burial will follow in New Live Oak Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Serving as pallbearers are her three grandsons, Roger ap C. Jones VI, Dylan ap Thomas Jones, Davis ap Thomas Jones and Michael Patrick, Frank C. Wilson and Thomas C. Leake.

Mrs. Jones, born Jan. 11, 1921, in Selma, was the daughter of John and Margaret Brislin Donovan. She was educated in Selma Public Schools and after graduating from Selma High in 1939 she attended a college of business. During World War II, she held a Civil Service position at Craig Field. She was also employed at Selma National Bank and in later years with Reeves and Stewart Law Firm.

On Feb. 19, 1949, she married Roger ap C. Jones, who died May 31, 2003. Active in the social and civic life of the community, Mrs. Jones was a member of the Selma Pilot Club, the Selma Charity League, the Epicurean Society, a charter member of Chloris Garden Club and the Episcopal Church Women at St. Paul’s. Her volunteer work included serving as a Pink Lady with the Vaughan Hospital Auxiliary.

Her many friends recall her enjoyment in dancing to the music of the 1940s. Reading was an abiding pleasure for her even after it had to be through her talking books.

And her loving devotion to her family, her delight in her grandchildren and the joy she expressed in life each day will always be remembered by those fortunate enough to have shared it.

Surviving are her sons Catesby ap Roger Jones and his wife Terry and Thomas ap Roger Jones and his wife Michelle; her grandchildren Roger ap C. Jones VI and Kelly Donovan Jones, Dylan ap Thomas Jones, Margaret Leigh (Marleigh) Jones, Davis ap Thomas Jones, and Jaye Lyn Lawrence and Tyler Kent Lawrence.

She is also survived by her niece Geraldine Birkhead of Evergreen and her brother-in-law and his wife Mr. and Mrs. Catesby ap C. Jones, and a sister-in-law Mrs. Robert ap C. Jones.

Other survivors include devoted friends and companions Annie Lois Thomas, Arlee Thomas, Mary Nelson, Loretta Shannon, Margaret Smith, Ann Voltz and Jo Lewis.

Predeceasing Mrs. Jones were an infant daughter, and her brothers William Joseph Donovan and Beverly Francis Donovan.

In memory of Edris Donovan Jones memorial gifts may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund or a charity of choice.

McAFEE, John Redden

McAFEE, John Redden, 64, a resident of Prattville, Ala., died peacefully at home on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Oct.10, 2007, at 2 p.m., from The First Baptist Church of Prattville, with Dr. Travis Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove No. 2 Cemetery, in Lawley, Ala., with Prattville Memorial Chapel directing.

Mr. McAfee was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and an avid outdoorsman, who particularly loved fishing and hunting. He was a graduate of Maplesville High School, Class of 1961, where he excelled in basketball and football.

Upon graduation, he was the recipient of an athletic scholarship to Auburn University. At Auburn University, he lettered in football in &8216;63, &8216;64, and &8216;65 and played in the Orange Bowl and the Liberty Bowl. He was also a three-time heavyweight wrestling champion.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and forever remained a faithful supporter of Auburn University.

At the time of his death, he was a dedicated salesman with Pratt Industries (Target Container) where he earned membership in the Chairmen’s Club for top producing salesmen. He was also an ordained Deacon at First Baptist Church of Prattville and a member of the &8220;Teller&8221; Committee.

Mr. McAfee was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Rena McAfee, and one sister, Juanita McAfee Smith.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Carole P. McAfee; three sons, John Redden &8220;Jay&8221; McAfee, Jr., and his spouse, Amy, Jeffrey Bryan McAfee, and his spouse, Deborah, and James Robert McAfee; seven grandchildren, Jaden Elizabeth McAfee, Bryan Howard McAfee, Mary Pagel McAfee, Brannon Eagerton, Rebekah (Todd) Bradford, Sydney Eagerton, and Rachel Eagerton; two sisters, Marjorie (Curtis) Smith, and Joyce (Donald) Barrett; one brother, Bobby (Faye) Roy; one brother-in-law, Coleman T. Smith; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eddie and Helen Pitman; and two brothers-in-law, Eddie L. (Marybeth) Pitman, and Robert C. (Chea) Pitman. Pallbearers will be Bobby McAfee, William McAfee, Freddie Smith, Ed Smith, Greg Smith, and David Williams.

In memory of Mr. McAfee, memorial contributions may be sent to the Auburn Football Lettermen Club Scholarship Endowment, P. O. Box 828, Auburn, AL 36831, or to one’s favorite charity.

The family will receive friends at The First Baptist Church of Prattville on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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Willie Frank Toney

Willie Frank Toney, Jr., 66, of Selma, Ala. died Thursday Oct. 4, 2007, in Bay County, Fla.

Graveside services are schedules for Thursday Oct. 11, 2007, at 11 a.m. officiated by the Rev. B.T. Booker and the Rev. W.W. Nixon. Burial will be at Zion Memorial Cemetery, Birmingham, Ala.,and directed by Miller Funeral Service.


was preceded in death by his father, the late Willie F. Toney Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Dortch-Toney of Birmingham, Ala.; two sons, Cedric J. Toney of Birmingham, Ala.; Sebastian D. Toney of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a step-son, Kwende I. Madu of Russellville, Ala.; one daughter, Pamala J. Atkins; a brother Frank Lewis of Birmingham, Ala.; a brother-in-law, James Edward; two sisters, Nysa R. Edward; Patricia Speights; a sister-in-law, Willie M. Lewis of Birmingham, Ala., a niece, Andrea Speights, two nephews, Brandon Edward and Michael Lewis; four grandchildren and a step grandchild.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, Oct. 10,2007, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Miller Funeral Chapel Selma, Ala.