2006-02-09 / Obituaries

Area Obituaries

Ferrell

Richard Ferrell, Jr., 73, of McIntosh died Jan. 25, 2006 at his residence.

He was born April 15, 1932. He was a member of the St. Paul Baptist Church of McIntosh. He was retired from Olin Corporation construction crew as a pipefitter.

Survivors include two sons, Gerod (Alicia) Ferrell, Fayetteville, N.C., Stacey (Bridgett) Ferrell, Leroy; one daughter, Lisa (Henry) Andry, Margie Ferrell, both of McIntosh; one brother, Vernell (Daisy) Pressley, McIntosh; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

The service was Feb. 4 at 11 a.m. at the St. Paul Baptist Church in McIntosh with Rev. Craig Westry officiating. Burial was in the Vaughn Cemetery in McIntosh. Andrews Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Bradford

Charles Wesley Bradford, 84, of Dixons Mills died Jan. 29, 2006 at his residence.

He was born July 16, 1921 in Surginer. He was a former millwright. He was a World War II veteran.

Survivors include one son, Charlie (Norma) Bradford Jr., Magnolia; two daughters, Jessica (Danny Kelsey) Bradford, Bradfords Pond, Jennifer (Kenny) Parten, Dixons Mills; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. at Laurel Cemetery in Shiloh with Rev. John Coker officiating. O’Byrant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Honorary pallbearers were Bill Glass, Gary Glass, Jack McClinton, Ralph Perkins, Deek Glass, Josh Myers, Larry Huckabee, Leonard Jordan, Craig Smith, Marvin Glass, Kenny Parten and Danny Kelsey.

Smith

Rev. Malone Smith Jr., 64, (Presiding Elder), of Prichard died Jan. 26, 2006 in Greenville.

He was born Sept. 19, 1941. He was a retired school teacher of Mobile County Public School System. He was a member of the Alabama Retired Teachers Association and the Alabama and National Education Association, 330 Mason Oriental Consistory #17 and dedicated life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn A. Strother; three sons, Duane Smith, Nashville, Tenn., Malone D. Smith, Charlotte, N.C., Byron Smith, Thomasville; four brothers, Dr. Roy (Bessie) Paul, Lee Mack (Delmarie), all of Mobile and Dr. Marion Smith, St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sisters, Jennette (James) Lattimore, Atlanta, Ga., Kenneth Jefferson, Prichard, Lorene Smith, Mystic, Connecticut.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Charles Smith.

The service was Feb. 3 at the State Street A.M.E. Zion Church with Rev. John P. Grant officiating. Burial was in the Whispering Pines Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were nephews.

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