Obituaries for Thursday, Feb. 14

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 14, 2008

Charles A. Rountree

Mr. Charles A. Rountree, born November 3, 1923, died at the age of 84 on Sunday February 10, 2008 at his home in Selma,

Alabama after a brief illness.

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Graveside services will be held

on Thursday February 14, 2008 at Pineview Memory Gardens at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Calvin Strickland officiating and Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Rountree was born in Ashford, Alabama to Rosamond McArthur and Samuel Comer Rountree. He came to Selma after graduating from the University of Alabama just after WWII. Mr. Rountree worked at

Hohenberg Bros. Cotton Co. in Selma his entire career.

Mr. Rountree is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife, Sara (Sally) Watson Rountree in 2006; a sister, Carolyn Parrish of Dothan, three brothers, Samuel Rountree of Dothan, Lowell Rountree of

Dothan, and Collins Rountree of High Point, N.C. Mr. Rountree is survived by his daughter,

Anne Chance Braid, of Minneapolis, MN;

grandson, Zachary Charles Braid and his wife Katie of Minneapolis, MN.

Pallbearers will be Derek Parrish, nephew from Montgomery, AL, Henry Lee Peake III, a great-nephew, Ken Shroeder, friend, Francis Waters, friend, Zachary Braid, grandson, and Gene McArthur, uncle. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Cahaba Hos-pice.

Frances Opal Wilson

Mrs. Frances Opal

Wilson died Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at Covenant Health Rehab Convalescent Home in Vicksburg, MS. Services will be announced at a later date by Lawrence Funeral Home.

Helen Broadway Vancil

Helen Broadway Vancil, 76, beloved mother, grandmother, wife and friend, died on February 12, 2008 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2008 at the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Dr. William Gardner officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing. Burial will follow in New Live Oak Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the service.

Survivors include husband, Edgar Allen Vancil of Selma; two sons, Gary Vancil of Selma and Keith Vancil and his wife, Melissa of Senatobia, MS; grandchildren, Mandy Vancil of Savannah, GA, Keith Vancil, Jr., Forrest Vancil, and Hewston

Vancil of Senatobia, MS.

Mrs. Vancil was preceded in death by her mother.

She was born in Rockmart, GA the daughter of Dewey Broadway. She grew up in Rockmart, GA and graduated from Rockmart High School.

Her early

years of marriage were spent being a military wife. Her husband was a member of the United States Air Force, and they were stationed at various bases before coming to Craig Air Force Base in Selma. Her children grew up in Selma where the Vancil&8217;s decided to make their permanent home. On Mr. Vancil&8217;s tour of duty inVietnam Mrs. Vancil remained in Selma with her sons. Her latter years were

spent enjoying her children and grandchildren. She took great pleasure in her weekly gathering with friends to play various card games. Her other interests included gardening, sewing, and reading. Saturday, February

16, 2008 would have been Ed and Helen&8217;s fifty fourth wedding anniversary.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to the BPOE Lodge #167 for the Scholarship Fund or The Children&8217;s Hospital, Birmingham

Laura M. Fair

Laura M. Fair age 94, resident of

Selma, AL, died on Feb. 12, 2008 in Selma. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Walker Mortuary.

Mr. Jewel Chapman

Jewel Chapman, age 89, passed at Bibb Medical Nursing Home, on Monday, February 11, 2008. Funeral Service was held Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at 11a.m. at Chapel of Rockco Funeral Home, Rev. Heath Vines and Rev. Doug Vance officiated.

Burial was at Tabernacle Methodist Cemetery, directed

by Rockco Funeral Home.

Visitation was held Tuesday , February 12, 2008, 6 to 8p.m. at Rockco Funeral Home.

Jewel Chapman was a WWII Veteran in the US Army.

Surviving are his two sons, Wayne Chapman (Rita) of Jemison Freddie Chapman of Lawley; three daughters, Martha

McGee (Joe) of Alabaster, Judy Hayes (Wayne) of Lawley, and Alice Hutchinson-Lawley; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Joey Chapman, Kyle Chapman, Steve Hutchinson, Jason Hutchinson, Chris Hutchinson, and Johnny