Obituaries for Thursday, March 6, 2008

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 6, 2008

Leroy Griffin, Jr.

Leroy Griffin, Jr. was born

Aug. 3, 1947 and died Feb. 29, 2008.

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Funeral services will be Sat. March 8 at 12 p.m. at East Salem Baptist Church, Sardis, AL officiated by Rev. W.J. Brown.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Alma Pettaway Threat

Alma Pettaway Threat, 41, of Birmingham, AL died Mar. 1, 2008.

Alma was a faithful member of The First Missionary Baptist Church, Pratt City, where she served as Choir Directress and Choir Directress for the Youth Department for the

Mount Pilgrim District Association.

She used her splendid soprano voice and musical talents with several churches and community choirs.

She was a graduate of Minor High School and was awarded a scholarship to attend the University of Alabama, where she was a member of the Million Dollar Marching Band.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 7, 2008, at the First Missionary Baptist Church, Pratt City, 415 Avenue G, Birmingham, AL 35214 with burial in the Lincoln Cemetery, Selma AL.

Westside Funeral Home in Calera, AL directing.

The inter-ment will be at the Lincoln Cemetery, Selma, AL with Lewis Brothers Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include spouse,

Alvin Threat of Birmingham, AL; 1 son, Alexander Uriah Threat of Birmingham, AL, 1 daughter, Amber Vania Pettaway of Birmingham,

AL; parents Rev. Collins Pettaway, Sr., and Mrs. Alma M. Pettaway both of Birmingham, AL; 5 brothers, Bruce Wayne Griffin of Buffalo, NY, L.

Vann Pettaway (Glenn) of Huntsville, AL, Collins Pettaway, Jr. (Synethia) of Selma, AL, James H. Pettaway (Rositta) of Birmingham, AL and Anthony &8220;Tony&8221; Pettaway (Elece) of Birmingham, AL; 3 sisters, Lucretia Diane Pettaway of Selma, AL, Maria Vance (Eric) of Birmingham, AL , and Denise Johnson (John) of Selma, AL.

The body will lie in state at the church from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.