Mr. Gregory Lamont Arnold

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 15, 2007

Mr. Gregory Lamont Arnold, 39, of Selma died Saturday, Nov. 10, 1007, at Baptist South in Montgomery.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Arnold; parents, Johnny &8220;Pops&8221; and Gail Morris; two sons, Mark and Matthew; four stepsons, Da’Ron, James Ross, Christopher and James Vernice; one stepdaughter, Erikka; and two sisters, Keysha and Rochelle.

Mr. Arnold also is survived by his aunt, Mattie Perkins; and uncles, Joe

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Arnold, Herman Arnold and Truman Arnold and Jame Hatchett.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Meredith Jackson officiating.

Burial will be in Fairlawn Memory Gardens under the direction of Lewis Brothers Funeral Home Inc.

Pallbearers will be Michael Goings, Anthony Coleman, Amos Bonner, Steve Shoals, Clarence McGahee and Michael Calhoun.

Mrs. Murl Elizabeth Troha

AUBURN &045; Mrs. Murl &8220;Elizabeth&8221; Troha, 77, formerly of Selma, died in Auburn on Monday, Nov. 12, 2007.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Louis G. Troha of Selma; a daughter, Pam K. Troha-Hall of Opelika; a sister, Debbie Rasberry-Gorbell of Santa Maria, Calif.; a son-in-law, Billy Hall of Opelika; brothers-in-law, Mike Gorbell of Santa Maria, George Troha of Selma; and a sister-in-law, Lucille Ingram of Selma.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home with the Rev. John Davis officiating.

Burial will follow in New Live Oak Cemetery under the direction of Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be George Denmark, W.H. Travis, Jim Griffin, Joey Holmes, Thomas Hughes and Jack Smitherman.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Mr. James Acoff Jr.

Mr. James Acoff Jr., 69, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007.

He was born Jan. 15, 1938, to the late James and Emma Acoff Sr. He accepted Christ through baptism at Providence Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and remained a faithful servant.

Throughout his membership, he served as vice president of the Senior Choir and devoted member of the Male Chorus. He was recently recognized for 35 years of voluntary janitorial services to the church.

He became ill Oct. 27 as he enjoyed his favorite hobby of fishing.

Mr. Acoff is survived by a loving and devoted wife, Willie Nell Williams-Acoff; nine devoted daughters, Erma and her husband Adolphus Smith, Houston, T.K., Shirley and her husband David Conner, Annvermell Braddy, Loretta Towns, Alice and her husband Randy Smart, Teresa and her husband Pricie Johnson, Bridget and her husband Mike Mills, and Kardeesha Stringer, all of Selma and Thomasine Brown of Montgomery; one son, who was also a very special friend, James Patrick and his wife Angela Williams of Selma; two stepdaughters, Nora Rush of Selma and Bernice and her husband Rick of Minor, Miss.; three stepsons, Henry and his wife Earlene Williams and Christopher and his wife Deloris Williams of Minneapolis and David and his wife Sun Williams of Olympia, Wash.; seven sisters, Mary Riggs, Janet and her husband Eddie Charles Wade and Katherine and her husband William Elder of Cleveland, Emma and her husband Nate Congress Freeman and Della and her husband Dawson Milhouse, all of Selma, Ora Jean Shelton and Thomasine and her husband Hobby Fletcher of Newark, N.J.; four brothers, William &8220;Joe&8221; and his wife Linda Acoff, Ernest and his wife Fannie Acoff and Gregory and his wife Linda Acoff, all of Selma, and Clarence and his wife Fannie Acoff of Irvington, N.J., 26 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.