Obituaries for October 22, 2007

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Elizabeth Bady Maresette

Elizabeth Bady Maresette, 78, a resident of Selma, died at Vaughan Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007. Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at 1p.m. at St. Paul Methodist Community Church with the Rev. Joseph Coleman.

Burial will follow at Pineview Memory Gardens, directed by Lewis Brothers Funeral Home.

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She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Phillip and Willie King Bady. Her two children; George Maresette, Jr. and Barbara M. Barron. Her brother Clyde Bady (Ophelia).

Survivors include her son Walter P. Maresette (Marilyn) of Selma; four daughters, Bettye J. Goodwin (Bill) of Austin, Ark., Dannie D. Danniels and Mary E. McCants of Selma, and Rosalyn D. James (Chris) of Fredericksburg, Va.; three brothers James Smith (Lucy), Arthur King, and Walter Logan (Edrena) all of Selma; three sisters Rosa Smith (John), JoAnn Smith (Samuel) of Selma and Carolyn Ulmer of Hopewell, Va., 21 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, two very special cousins, Geraldine Morton and Mary Dover, and a host of special cousins from Cincinnati, Ohio, and one adopted son, Al Blackmon.

Pallbearers are her grandchildren.

Willie Clarence Reese

Willie Clarence Reese passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at Autumn Care of Madison.

He was born Nov. 27,1924, in Selma, Ala. to Blevins and Arzelia Reese. He was one of 10 children.

Willie is survived by his wife of 52 years, Alice Hamil-ton Walker Reese.

He is also survived by a son, Terrence Reese (Robin) of Brighton, Ill.; a daughter, Brenda Roy (Arthur) of Culpeper; a daughter, Kelly Stewart (Rodney) of Culpeper; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are three sisters, Ardella King of Cleveland, Ohio; Ethel Thomas of Selma, Ala., and Arzelia Smiley (Willie) of Selma, Ala.; four brothers, John Reese, Arthur Reese, and Samuel Reese, all of Selma, Ala. and Malachi Reese of Cleveland, Ohio, along with many relatives and friends.

Willie was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Blevins and Nathaniel Reese.

Willie served four years with the United States Navy, then transferred to the United States Marine Corp, serving a total of 21 years, then receiving an honorable discharge.

Upon retirement from military service, he was employed as a meat cutter at the Quantico Marine Corp Base Commissary until his retirement there in 1989. Willie lastly worked with his lifelong friend, Mr. Wilbur Thompson, until failing health would no longer allow him.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 3 to 6 p.m. at W.C. Thompson Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Culpeper National Cemetery with Pastor Charles E. Gee of Alexandria officiating.

Arrangements by W.C. Thompson Funeral Home of Culpeper.