Obituaries for Dec. 5, 2007

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Ms. Maggie ‘Big Gloria’ Dennis

HUNTSVILLE &8212; Ms. Maggie

“Big Gloria” Dennis, formerly of Selma, died Monday, Dec. 3,2007, at her residence in Huntsville.

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Funeral arrangements will be announced by Miller Funeral Service.

Ms. Annie B. Jackson

WHITEHALL &8212; Ms. Annie B. Jackson died, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Miller Funeral Service.

Edward Cecil Lane

Edward Cecil Lane, age 92, a resident of Benton passed away Dec. 4, 2007.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Lanelle Berryman Lane and Sue Chambless Lane.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie Lane; sons, Tommy (Brenda) Lane and Pierce (Cindy) Lane; daughter, Mitzi (Ronnie) Holladay; grandchildren, Sandi (Clark) Caldwell, Lane (Heather) Holladay, Richard (Whitney) Holladay, Brandy (Josh) Newton, Brad (April) Lane, Lowery Lane and Whit Lane; great-grandchildren, Laney Holladay, Aubrey Holladay, Sarah Grace Holladay, Maggie Holladay, Hope Holladay, Abigail Lane, Faith Lane and Riley Lane; special family friend, Maxine Gaines and caregivers, Carolyn Smith and Pat Boone.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Benton Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Tate, the Rev. Dr. Dan Ireland and the Rev. Elwood Sims officiating and Selma Funeral Home directing.

Interment will be in the Benton Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Southern Sportsman Hunting Lodge on U.S. Highway 80 E, at mile marker 104, after the services.

Serving as pallbearers are his grandsons, Lane Holladay, Richard Holladay, Brad Lane, Whit Lane, Clark Caldwell and Josh Newton.

Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Benton Baptist Church, past presidents of Alabama Cattlemen&8217;s Association, Southeastern Livestock Exposition Hall of Fame members, officers and the Board of Directors of First Lowndes Bank, and also, Bill Mooneyham, Dan Myers, Allen Taylor and Don Freeman.

Mr. Lane was a deacon, usher, and superintendent of Benton Baptist Church, board member of ALCAP, one of the founders of Lowndes Academy and served as president of the Board of Trustees.

He also served as president of Lowndes County Cattlemen&8217;s Association and Alabama Cattlemen&8217;s Association, treasurer of Alabama Cattleman&8217;s Association.

He was the first cattleman from Alabama to be appointed to the National Cattleman&8217;s Beef board.

He was a charter member of the Alabama Livestock Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Agriculture Hall of Honor of College of Agriculture from Auburn Univerity and was also inducted into the Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.

He was a member of the Montgomery Motorcycle Club and rode competitively on the Harley-Davidson factory team in many endurance runs across the nation, winning the Jack Pine Event in Lansing Michigan.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to Wiregrass Hospice, 200 Central Park Place, Selma, AL

36701; Alabama Citizens Action Program (ALCAP), 2376 Lakeside Drive, Birmingham, AL

35244, Lowndes Academy Trust Fund, P. O. Box 99, Lowndesboro, AL

36752 or Benton Baptist Church in care of John Traylor 1791 Double Church Road, Tyler, Alabama 36785.

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