Obituaries for Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Deacon Gidd Russell, Jr.

Deacon Gidd Russell, Jr., age 75 of Demopolis, Alabama passed March 11, 2008 at Bryan Whitfield Hospital.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church, Demopolis, Alabama.

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Rev. Charlie Moore will officiate.

Interment with military honors will follow in Limestone Cemetery, Gallion, Alabama.

The remains will repose at the church on Wednesday beginning at 12:00 Noon.

Family hour will be held Tuesday evening from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.

Larkin & Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis, Alabama entrusted with arrangements.

Edward Stokes

Edward Stokes, of Selma, Al died Monday March 17, 2008 at UAB Hospital Funeral services will be announced at a later date by Miller Funeral Service Inc.

John P.



John P.



he is 52 yrs old he is survived by (Wife) Marilyn Rosetta

of Elberta, Al. ( Mother-in-law)

Hazel Olsen Elberta, Al.(Sisters-in-law) Susan

Beck and Hazel

(Steve) Hunt Foley, Al. and brother-in-law Thomas (Melissa) Beck, ( residence un-known ) Nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

He will receive immediate family at 4PM on Monday, March 17,2008 visitation for friends at 5PM and Services at 6PM at The Cross Church , Elberta, Al.Then Tuesday March 18,2008 graveside services will be between 11Am & 11:30 AM at New Live Oak Cemetery in Selma, Al.

Ms. Rosa G. Whitt

Ms. Rosa G. Whitt, 90, of Beloit, Al died Saturday March 15, 2008 in Chicago, Il.

Funeral services will be announced at a later date by Miller Funeral Service Inc.

Nelle Priester King

Nelle Priester King, a long-time member of the Selma Business Community, passed away Sunday March 16, 2008 after a lengthy illness. Graveside services will be held Tuesday March 18, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at New Live Oak Cemetery with Dr. John Fain officiating and Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing. Mrs. King, along with her late husband Craig S King, Jr. owned and operated three Selma businesses simultaneously.

King Construction Co. laid the groundwork for the opening of King Realty and later for King Building Material.

Nelle became the backbone of the businesses one year after Mr. King opened King Construction Co.

Due to the declining health of Mr. King, Mrs. King stepped in to support and direct the protocols of the business.

Together Mr. and Mrs. King created a construction dynasty that was located mostly in North Selma.

Most homes located between Edgewood School north to the Tally-Ho Restaurant and beyond were the result of the working relationship and partnership of the &8220;King Team&8221;.

After the success of King Construction Co. and King Realty, Mr. King purchased Selma Building Materials from Cooper Brothers in 1978.

The name changed to King Building Material under the direction of Mr. King with Mrs. King again at his side.

It was during this time that Mrs. King lost her husband and business partner to a lengthy heart illness.

King Building Material was now in the hands of Mrs. King.

With determination and perseverance, she carried the business of her late husband successfully until her health began to deteriorate.

It was at this time that Mrs. King and her family had to make the decision to sell the business. Mrs. King is survived by her son, Craig S (Tammy) King, III, and daughters, Elizabeth &8220;Libba&8221; King (Bobby) Guyton, Carolyn &8220;Sis&8221; King (Ronnie) Yarbrough, and LaDayne King (Brian) Williamson, grandchildren, Robert Lashley (Mandy) Guyton, Jr. of Warrensburg, MO, Austin Smith Guyton, Edward Bryant (Whitney) Yarbrough of Troy, AL, Stewart Morgan Yarbrough, Laura La Dayne Williamson, Amanda Joy Williamson, and Craig King IV, and two great grandsons, Ryan Thomas Guyton and Ethan Lashley Guyton both of Warrensburg, MO, two sisters, Jeanne Priester and Ruth Priester Spencer both of Auburn, AL, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. King was preceded in death by her parents, C.

Bruce and Elizabeth Reeder Priester of Stonewall, and sister, Martha Priester Jolly of Lake Charles, AL.

Pallbearers are grandsons Robert Lashley Guyton, Jr., Austin Smith Guyton, Stewart Morgan Yarbrough, Edward Bryant Yarbrough, and Craig King, IV. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the building fund at First Baptist Church.

Marian Foreman Moore

Marian Foreman Moore of Huntsville, Alabama, passed away at her home Thursday afternoon, March 13, 2008.

A memorial service was held at Trinity Methodist Church in Huntsville on Sunday, March 16.

The funeral service is scheduled to be at Heiberger Methodist Church in Heiberger, Alabama at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18, with interment to follow in Heiberger Cemetery.

Marian was the daughter of Howell Dudley Foreman and Sarah Elizabeth Perry.

She was born on November 14, 1933 at the home of her grandmother in Hurtsboro, Alabama.

She was raised in Panama City, Florida, which was the permanent residence of her parents.

Before her marriage, she worked as a dental assistant in Panama City.

After moving to Huntsville in 1954, Marian became very active in many Huntsville civic and cultural organizations.

Marian was the founder and served as President of the Botanical Garden Society and the Early Works Society.

She was a member of Huntsville Youth Orchestra Board and was past president of the Symphony Orchestra Guild, the Museum of Art Guild, and the Cosmopolitan Club.

She served as Vice President of the Museum of Art Board and as a member of the Early Works Board, Historic Huntsville Foundation, the Music Study Club, and the Huntsville Community Chorus.

Marian was very active in the affairs of her alma mater, Auburn University.

She was a past president of the Huntsville/Madison County Auburn Club and served as a member of the National Auburn Alumni Association Board.

She was a charter member of Trinity Methodist Church, the church that she helped to initiate and organize in 1956.

Marian is survived by her husband of 54 years, Brooks Moore, by her son Larry and his wife Annette, her son Ron and his wife Ann, four grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Callie and Brooks, by her brother Dudley Foreman and his wife Rose, and by many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Heiberger Methodist Church or to the Heiberger Cemetery Fund at Route 3, Box 139, Marion, Alabama, 36756.

William &8220;Bill&8221; Peek Jr.

William &8220;Bill&8221; Ladelle Peek Jr., died Sunday March 16, 2008 in a Montgomery hospital. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday March 19, 2008 at New Live Oak Cemetery with Wally Rezendes officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing. Mr. Peek is survived by his mother, Peggy Scott (Gerald) of Foley, daughters, Michelle Donnahoo (Kevin) of Tennessee, Tiffany Lovelady (Brad) of Northport, and Emile Peek of Valley Grande, sisters, Val Harris (David) of Selma, Kathy Patton (Greg) of Maplesville, and Renee Hawthorne (Jay) of Prattville, numerous nieces and nephews, and granddog, Boomer.

Pallbearers are Brad Lovelady, Jay Hawthorne, Greg Patton, David Harris, Harvey Pickering, and Kevin Donnahoo. Honorary pallbearers are Alvin Duncan, Shane Duncan, and Mike Duncan.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 12:00-2:00 PM.