2006-03-02 / Obituaries

Area Obituaries

Lucas

Mary Louise House Lucas, 65, of Jackson died Feb. 25, 2006.

She was born July 2, 1940. She was a native of Walker Springs. She was a native of Choctaw Bluff. She was a member of the New Beginning House of Prayer of Jackson. She was retired from Smith Lumber Company.

Survivors include two sons, Ricky (Callie) House, Henderson Lucas, all of Jackson; two daughters, Georgia (Donald Shamburger) Barnett, Grove Hill, Gladys (Jerome) Jones, Jackson; two sisters, Francis Perine, Choctaw Bluff, Lois Ann House, Jackson; two brothers, Houston (Marzell) House, Jackson, Jim Larry (Mildred) House, Choctaw Bluff; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be March 3 from 5 until 8 p.m. at the chapel of Andrews Funeral Home. Viewing will also be at noon on March 4 with the service at 1 p.m. at the Star of Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Jackson. Burial will be in the Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery in Choctaw Bluff.

Williams

Zilphia Lee King Williams, 77, of Jackson died Feb. 21, 2006 at her residence.

She was born May 16, 1928. She had lived for a number of years in Detroit, Mich. She was a member of the St. Luke Baptist Church of Walker Springs. She had worked as a domestic.

Survivors include one son, Ricky Williams, Jackson; two daughters, Beverly Ann (James) Todd, Jackson, Abradean Capers, Phoenix City; two sisters, Margaret Richardson, Melville, N.Y., Lillian Lemon, Montville, N.J.; one brother, James Daniel Portis, Walker Springs; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

The service was Feb. 25 at noon at the chapel of Andrews Funeral Home in Jackson with Rev. T.L. Douglas, eulogist. Burial was in the Hotel Hill Cemetery in Walker Springs.

Dunagan

Essie Lee Dunagan, 85, of Coffeeville died Feb. 17, 2006 at her residence in the Bethel Community.

She was born May 4, 1920. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Woodie (Mary) Dunagan, Mobile; two daughters, Clara (Bob) Scott, Voncile Dunagan, all of Coffeeville; six grandchildren, Danya (Michael) Ardis, Shannon (Scott) Ryles, all of Satsuma, Marion (Anna) Scott, Millry, Quinn (Tammy) Breland, Theodore, Michelle (Bert) Ryan, Mobile, Aron Scott, Coffeeville; eight great-grandchildren, Jamey Breland, Jessica Breland, Rylee Ardis, Haylee Ryals, Lindy Ardis, Madeline Ryan, Cassey Ryals, Caroline Ryan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Coma Dunagan and a great-granddaughter, Courtney Breland

The service was Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in Coffeeville with Revs. Warren Shewmake, Paul McLendon and Roy Dunagan officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Active pallbearers were Curtis Howell, Tredford Bedwell, Wayne Bedwell, Mark Bedwell, Donald Moton and William Yawn.

Honorary pallbearers were Gerald Headly, Ray Dixon, Thomas Counselman, Donnie Parden, Joe Parden, Quitman Parden, Jerry Parden, Willie Parden, Wilber Parden, Gary Counselman, Billy Robinson, A.C. Smith, Chris Smith, Bob Smith, Eugene Howell, Ricky Pugh, Billy Carter, Woody Howell and Ronnie Pimbrook.

Fleming

Ellie B. Dickinson Fleming, 91, of Jackson died Feb. 22, 2006 at her residence.

She was born April 24, 1914. She was a descendant of one of the pioneer families of Clarke County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. She had been active in the First Baptist Church, W.M.U., P.T.A., Daughters of the American Revolution, Auxiliary of the Alabama Dental Association and other civic organizations, as well as serving as receptionist for her husband’s dental practice in Jackson for many years.

Survivors include a son, Dr. John Lee Fleming, Tuscaloosa; one daughter, Margaret F. Pritchard, Jackson; grandchildren, John W. Fleming, Madison, Dr. Jennifer F. Whitcomb, Meridian, Miss., Robbie Pritchard, G. Scott Pritchard, both of Jackson; three great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. J.E. “Sandy” Fleming, also of Jackson.

The service was Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Jackson. Burial was in the Pine Crest Cemetery in Jackson. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Quinn

Mary Burwell Coleman Quinn, 78, of Grove Hill died Feb. 23, 2006 at a local hospital.

She was born April 3, 1927. She was a native of Lynchburg, Va. She was a member of the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife and mother.

Survivors include two sons, Coleman Quinn, Irvin T. Quinn III, both of Grove Hill; one daughter, Garrett Q. (Robert) Gray, Little Rock, Ark.; one sister, Anne Randolph Taylor, Morehead City, N.C.; one grandchild, Leslie Gray, Little Rock, Ark.

The service was Feb. 26 at 2:30 p.m. at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Grove Hill Cemetery. Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill directed.

Gaddy

Nellie Irene Gaddy, 85, of the Chilton community died Feb. 24, 2006 at Washington County Hospital in Chatom.

She was born Feb. 20, 1921 in Chilton. She was a member of the Chilton Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one son, Lloyd (Catherine) Gaddy, Grove Hill; two sisters, Ruby Lee Allen, Grove Hill, Marguerite Etheridge, Camden.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Gaddy; grandson, Michael Kelley, brother, Arvin Smith.

A graveside service was Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Midway Baptist Church Cemetery in Thomasville with Rev. Percy Clarke officiating. O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Irvin

Bernard Stanley Irvin Sr., 83, of Nanafalia died Feb. 22, 2006 in Dixons Mills.

He was born May 14, 1922. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. He was a retired millwright.

Survivors include two sons, Stanley (Avis) Irvin, Roger (Jackie) Irvin, all of Nanafalia; three daughters, Gloria Hearn, Nanafalia, Doris Faye (Steve) Reid, Jackson, Tenn., Christine (Bill) Nelson, Byhalia, Miss.; two sisters, Nadine Dooley, Las Vegas, Nev., Corene Ernest, Putnam; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

The service was Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. at the chapel of O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. W.J. Cannon officiating. Burial was in the Hickory Grove Cemetery in Nanafalia.

Active pallbearers were Lee Irvin, Justin Irvin, David Thompson, Alex Mosley, Robert Toon, Mickey Irvin and Shawn Morgan.

Jones

Judson Irene Hill Jones, 91, of Thomasville died Feb. 26, 2006 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 30, 1915 in Marengo County. She attended Thomasville Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Allen Jones, Montgomery; one daughter, Janice Jones Pugh, Thomasville; two brothers, Oscar Gray Hill, David Leon Hill, both of Demopolis; two sisters, Mattie Lee Norris, Demopolis, Grace Dixon, Dixons Mills; three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ajjie Jones.

The service was Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Lister Hill officiating. Burial was in the Shiloh Cemetery in Dixons Mills.

Active pallbearers were Richard Henry Hill, Herman Lee Stephens, Terrance Jones, Jason Cooke, Buddy Stephens and Terry Vice.

Sheffield

William Franklin “Peanut” Sheffield, 70 of Dickinson died Feb. 24, 2006 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.

He was born Dec. 31, 1935 in Dickinson. He was a member of the Dickinson Baptist Church. He was a retired saw filer from Scotch Lumber Company.

Survivors include two sons, William “Bill” Sheffield Jr., Daniel Lee Sheffield, both of Dickinson; two daughters, Shelia Marie Sheffield, Theodore, Ramona Diane Urban, Eight Mile; one brother, Harvey Sheffield, Thomasville; two grandchildren.

The service was Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Dickinson Baptist Church with Rev. James “Skeeter” Parnell officiating. Burial was in the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Thomasville. O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Larry Gates Jr., Devin Wiggins, Jerry Wiggins, H.G. Phillips, Neal Sheffield and Greg Phillips.

Honorary pallbearers were Edd Stifflemire and Eddie Bennett.

Hicks

Kathleen G. Hicks, 77, of Selma died Feb. 22, 2006.

She was born July 3, 1928. She was a native of Whatley.

Survivors include her husband, Emmett Hicks; two sons, Emmett Ted (Patsy) Hicks, Oxford, Carl (Nancy) Hicks, Marietta, Ga.; one daughter, Susan Hicks Armor, Nashville, Tenn; one brother, Frank Audie “Peter” Gregory Jr. eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Charlotte Dunkin and her twin sister, Lorene McConnell Presnall.

The service was Feb. 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the chapel of Selma Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Hatcher officiating. Burial was in the Pineview Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the ministry of Northside Baptist Church, 2950 Citizens Pkwy., Selma, AL 36701.

Pallbearers were Scott Dunkin, Jeff Dunkin, Bobby Horn, Ben Hicks, T.C. Dunkin, David Martin and Andrew DeRamus.

Jackson

Brenda Creighton (B.J.) Jackson, 55, of Mobile died Jan. 20, 2006.

She was born Sept. 24, 1950 to the late Booker T. and Ora D. Taite Creighton. She was a native of Whatley. She was the youngest of eight children and was a member of the Indian Ridge Baptist Church. She attended Indian Ridge Junior High School and graduated from Wilson Hall High in 1968. She later continued her education at Carver Technical College in Mobile where she earned her Associates of Arts in Business Administration. After graduation with her degree in 1970, she relocated to Compton, Calif. and began working at the American Red Cross in Los Angeles, Calif. She later returned to Mobile and continued working at Ryan-Walsh Stevedoring Co. as a payroll clerk where she was employed for over 15 years.

Survivors include one daughter, Donatta C. Jackson and grandson, Brendan “Cam” Jackson; two brothers, Ladorn (Jackie) Creighton, St. Louis, Mo. and Booker T. (Shirley) Creighton, Compton, Calif.; three sisters, Julia (Winfred) Carlton, Katrina (Walter) Campbell, both of Eight Mile, Lois Creighton, Los Angeles, Calif.; five aunts; one uncle; and a host of cousins, nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Oscaletta Creighton Calhoun and Alice Creighton Carlton.

The service was Jan. 28 at 12 p.m. at the St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Mobile with Rev. Buford Hall officiating. Burial was in the Gethsemane North Cemetery in Mobile.

Creighton

Ladorn Creighton, 74, of St. Louis, Mo. died Feb. 6, 2006

He was born Sept. 23, 1931 to Ardine Savage and Booker T. Creighton. He was a native of Whatley. He became a member of the Indian Ridge Baptist Church at an early age and sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. He graduated Wilson Hall High School where he was named class valedictorian. After graduation he joined the United States Army, spending a year serving overseas in the Korean Conflict. After an honorable discharge at the rank of Corporal, he continued his education and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Alabama State College and a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Southern Illinois University.

He worked for the Defense Mapping Agency Aerospace Center for 33 years. He served as a cartographer, physical scientist, program manager and eventually retired as Chief of the Geodesy and Geophysics Data Base Management Branch in 1991. He was known for his talent as a carpenter and construction. His favorite pastimes included cooking, writing poetry, playing cards and competing in bridge tournaments.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Jacquelyn Creighton; three sons, David (Pamela), John (Mayra), Marcus (Tina); two brothers, Willie Hayes (Veatlas) Grant, Booker T. (Shirley) Creighton; four sisters, Ora Wilcox, Julia (Winfred) Carter, Lois Creighton Coleman, Katrina (Walter) Campbell; six grandsons; mother-in-law, Jane Ervin; special friend, Eugenia Cameron and a host of relatives and friends.

The service was Feb. 13, 2006 at 10 a.m. at the Antioch Baptist Church in St. Louis, Mo. with Dr. B.E. Blackmon officiating and Rev. Gwendolyn Lee as eulogist. Burial was in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Granberry Mortuary, Inc. of Jennings, Mo. directed.

Donations may be made to: The Ladorn Creighton Charitable Fund, US Bank, Creve Coeur Branch, 11550 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, Mo. 63141.

Active pallbearers were David B. Creighton, John A. Creighton, Marcus A. Creighton, Jerome Grant, Grady Burroughs and Bill Malone.

Honorary pallbearers were Willie Hayes Grant, Booker T. Creighton Jr., Earl Strauther, Otto Crayton, Darrell Reid, Dock Gunn, Morris Todd, John Creighton Jr. and Justin Creighton.

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