Obituaries for Monday, Jan. 14, 2008

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 14, 2008

Infant Miracle Johnson

COATOPA &8212; Infant Miracle Johnson died, Thursday,

Jan. 10, 2008, at Princeton-Baptist Medical Center, Birmingham.

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Graveside services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, at Dugg Hill Cemetery, Coatopa. The Rev. John Wright will officiate.

Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Larkin & Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis entrusted with arrangements.

Mr. Peter Lloyd Butts

Peter Lloyd Butts, born, Oct. 25, 1950, died Jan. 9, 2008.

Pete Butts was 57 years of age and a resident of Marion Junction, formally of Jamestown, N. Y.

Preceding Mr. Butts in death were his parents Edson Vance Butts and Earline Beaula Hall (Brown) and a grandson, Jeremy Butts.

Surviving are his wife, Florence Butts; sons, Jeremy Beard, Michael (Jeannie) Beard, Vance (Savannah) Butts and Billy Butts; daughters, Tammy (Mike) Dangel, Amanda (Brad) Clark, Susan (Robert) Gardner, Jr., and Laura Butts; brothers, Shawn (Rochell) Butts, Kelly Butts, William Butts and Jessie Butts; grandchildren, Robert Gardner, William Gardner, Harley

Dangel, Joseph Morse, Susan Butts, Erinne Spalding, Vincent Loveless, Vannessa Butts, Vineque Butts, Ethan Beard, Lexy Winchester, Bailey Dangel, Nicole Dangel, Nathan Clark, Wyatt Clark, Jared Clark and Tiphanie Beard; nephews, Jamie Butts; nieces; Kayla Butts, Megan Banks and great niece Graycen Braswell; and

best-friend James (Jim) Sharbutt.

Mr. Butts was a retired Navy chief and was currently employed for the last 17 years as a truck driver with Bush Hog LLC of Selma, Ala.

He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, playing his guitar, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends, especially his wife and grandchildren.

He was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at Selma Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Bill Mott officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 6 to 7 p.m.

Please visit to make online condolences to the family.

Ms. Mary Anne



Camden &8212; Mary Anne Blackwell Anderson, 76, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at the First Presbyterian Church in Camden with the Rev. Joe Cole and Pastor James Perry officiating.

Interment will follow at the Camden City Cemetery with

Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home of Camden directing.

Ms. Anderson was born on June 25, 1931, the only child of the late Irene Hutson Blackwell and Marion Orville Blackwell.

She graduated from Decatur High School in 1949 and graduated from Alabama College, now the University of Montevallo, in 1953.

While in college she was a member of the tennis team and excelled as a student and an athlete.

After college, she began her career in child welfare with the Butler County Department of Human Services.

She met and married Dr. William Roderick Anderson on June 2, 1957.

Ms. Anderson was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William R. Anderson, and both parents Irene Blackwell, Marion Blackwell and many beloved friends.

Ms. Anderson has left a memory that will forever be cherished with her children, William Roderick Anderson Jr. (Kathie); four daughters, Anne Elisabeth Anderson Lyon (Ike), Mary Amelia Anderson, Alesia Anderson McGraw (Edgar), and Melanie Kay Anderson Shartzer (Steve); 10 grandchildren;

Roderick Brent Anderson, Matthew Creel Anderson, Molly Elizabeth Anderson, Jacob Anderson Lyon, Philip Hamilton Lyon, Samuel Edward Lyon, William Hutson McGraw, Amelia Anne McGraw, Alesia Dunnam McGraw, and Anna Elisabeth Shartzer.

In lieu of flowers donations my be made to: Palmer&8217;s Children Home, P.O. Box 746,Columbus, MS 39703-0746 or Hometown Hospice of Camden, 221 Claiborne Street, Camden, AL 36726.

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Mr. Cecil Firkins

Mr. Cecil Firkins, age 69 passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Toni Firkins.

He is survived by his wife Louise Firkins; daughters, Diana Walker, Bonnie Miles and Kathleen Firkins; brothers, E.L. Firkins and Paul Firkins; grandchildren, Tammy Walker, Rachel Walker, Larissa Miles, Donna Miles and Michael Miles; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at Pineview Memory Gardens

with the Rev. Donald Harris officiating and Selma Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be one hour prior from 10 to 11 a.m.

Family will accept flowers or donations may be made to a favorite charity or the American Diabetes Association.

Please visit to make online condolences to the family.