2006-02-02 / Obituaries

Area Obituaries

Anderson

Joe Anderson Jr., 71, of Grove Hill died Jan. 26, 2006 at a Mobile area hospital.

He was born April 7, 1934. He was a native of Old Texas, AL. He was a member of the Tompkins Baptist Church and the Grove Hill Masonic Lodge. He served on the State Conservation Advisory Board and he was a member of the Clarke County Board of Registrars. He owned and operated Anderson Well Drilling Service until his retirement.

Survivors include one daughter, Lisa Anderson, Mobile; two brothers, Winfred Anderson, Skinnerton, AL, Tom Anderson, Mexia; one sister, Effie Reynolds, Oxford.

The service was Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Lathan Funeral Home with Rev. Carter Bates officiating. Burial was in the Magnolia Lawn Cemetery in Grove Hill.

Active pallbearers were Tyron Anderson, Donnie Anderson, Todd Anderson, Tommy Anderson, Jimmy Butts and Stan Lathan.

Little

Annie Bell Little, 90, of Leroy died Jan. 25, 2006 at a local facility.

She was born Oct. 26, 1915. She was a native of Clarke County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Leroy. She was a retired seamstress from Vanity Fair.

Survivors include one son, John L. (Mildred) Little, Leroy; one daughter, Omega Ann (Doug) Sullivan, Leroy; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lucious H. Little.

The service was Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Leroy. Burial was in the Old Leroy Baptist Church Cemetery. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Active pallbearers were Shane Sullivan, Douglas Kendall Sullivan, Edward Reeves, Johnny Ray Little, Larry Wilson and Bill Spence.

Buckalew

Bruce James Buckalew, 59, of Thomasville died Jan. 24, 2006 at Regency Hospital in Meridian, Miss.

He was born Oct. 29, 1946 in Thomasville. He was a former welder and member of the Thomasville Baptist Church. He was a mason and a member of the Oliver Lodge #334 F & AM in Thomasville.

Survivors include his wife, Bess P. Buckalew, Thomasville; one son, Wayne (Pam) Buckalew, Thomasville; one daughter, Brandi (Jay) VanDee, Leroy; one brother, Richard Buckalew, Thomasville; one sister, Shirley Averitt, Mobile; two grandchildren, Kelly Buckalew, Thomasville, Marley VanDee, Leroy.

The service was Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Malloy and Dr. James Best officiating. Burial was in the Henley Cemetery in Fulton.

Active pallbearers were Jimmy Kirby, Neal Sheffield, Johnny Walker, Leonard Wright, Horace McDuffie and Robbie Dixon.

Davis

Basil Wilmot Davis, 69, of Sweet Water died Jan. 20, 2006 at Mobile Infirmary.

He was born May 28, 1936 in Dixons Mills. He was a member of the Dixons Mills Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was a former resident of North Carolina where he was an employee for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Dixons Mills Baptist Church. He was a civil engineer for the Marengo County Commission.

Survivors include his wife, Erma Joyce Davis, Sweet Water; one son, Randall “Randy” Lee (Debbie) Davis, Ashville, N.C.; one daughter, Denise Davis (Bill) Turpin, Fletcher, N.C.; two stepsons, Paul (Becky) Gibson, Thomasville, Bradley (Farrah) Gibson, Jacksonville, N.C.; one stepdaughter, Cheryl (Jeff) Luker, Greenwood; one sister, Leona Davis Anderson, Mobile; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

The service was Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Revs. Richard Martindale and Archie McIntyre officiating. Burial was in the Dunning Cemetery in Dixons Mills.

Active pallbearers were Bill Turpin, Paul Gibson, Bradley Gibson, Jeff Luker, John Tucker and James Norwood.

Honorary pallbearers were the Marengo County Road Department.

Vick

Byron B. Vick, 85, of Dixons Mills died Jan. 22, 2006 at the V.A. Hospital in Biloxi, Miss.

He was born June 24, 1920. He was a charter member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a lifetime member of the D.A.V. and a 32nd degree mason. He was a former heavy equipment operator.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth M. Vick, Dixons Mills; two daughters; one son; two stepchildren; one sister; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. James Nichols officiating. O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Shriners Childrens Hospital.

Warren

Laura Walker Warren, 81, of Thomasville died Jan. 28, 2006 at Mobile Infirmary.

She was born June 8, 1924 in Peacock. She was retired from Grove Hill Elementary School where she worked as a cafeteria employee.

Survivors include one son, Lamar (Doris) Rutledge, Thomasville; two daughters, Ann (Jerry) Andrews, Grove Hill, Janice (Tracy) Richardson, Hanceville; one sister, Gladys Moore, Selma; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Roy Rutledge and Odell Warren.

The service was Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Faircloth officiating. Burial was in the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Thomasville.

Active pallbearers were Daniel Kennedy, Jamie Kennedy, Robbie Kennedy, Jonas Andrews, Kenneth Rutledge and Charles Lambard.

Curry

Thornton Curry Sr., 97, of Thomasville died Jan. 24, 2006 at the J. Paul Jones Hospital in Camden.

He was retired from the Clarke County Board of Education as a bus driver.

Survivors include one son, Rev. James G. (Annie Bell) Curry; two daughters, Lois Curry Blue, Vivian Dixon, Detroit, Mich.; 20 grandchildren.

The service was Jan. 29 at 1:30 p.m. at the New Hope #1 Baptist Church with Rev. James G. Curry officiating. Burial was in the Airmount Cemetery in Thomasville.

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