2006-04-06 / Obituaries

Area Obituaries

Perine

Frances Phillips Perine, 63, of Choctaw Bluff died April 1, 2006 at her residence.

She was born Sept. 11, 1942. She was a member of New Canaan Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. She had worked as cook at Jackson Health Care.

Survivors include five sons, Gus Freddie Lee Perine Jr., Patrick (Brenda) Perine, all of Jackson, Edmond Carter Jr., LuDary Perine, Christopher Paul Perine, all of Mobile; five daughters, Debra (Wayne) Bettis, Chrissy (Gregory) Daffin, all of Mobile, Judy Perine, St. Stephens, Margaret Perine, Rosetta Perine, both of Jackson; three brothers, Houston (Marzell) House, Jim Larry (Mildred) House, all of Jackson, O'Neal (Velma) Finch, Gosport; one sister, Lois Ann House, Jackson; 11 grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday, April 7 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the chapel of the New Canaan Baptist Church. Another viewing will be Saturday, April 8 at 1 p.m., one hour prior to the service at 2 p.m. at the chapel of the New Canaan Baptist Church in the Choctaw Bluff Community of Jackson with Rev. Van Williams to officiate. Burial will be in the New Canaan Church Cemetery. Andrews Funeral Home of Jackson will direct.

Snell

Zebedee T. Snell Sr., 58, of Suggsville died March 24, 2006 at his residence. He was born Nov. 22, 1947.

Survivors include two sons, Zebedee T. Snell Jr., Albert Snell, both of New Jersey; one daughter, Vanessa Snell, Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Rebecca Snell, Betty Dennis, both of Suggsville; five grandchildren.

The service was April 1 at 2 p.m. at the Cedar Fork Baptist Church in Suggsville. Burial was in the Cedar Fork Baptist Church Cemetery. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directed.

Williams

Willie Clyde Williams, 48, of Coffeeville died March 26, 2006.

He was born Sept. 5, 1957. He was a member of C & J Holiness Church of God of Keonton.

Survivors include his wife, Julia Mae Williams, Coffeeville; three sons, Fredrick Williams, Willie Clyde Williams III, Dexter "A.J." Williams, all of Coffeeville; one adopted son, Reginal Tate, Morvin; five grandchildren, nine sisters, Elizabeth Williams, Bernice Thomas, Shirley Collins, Tina Washington, Vera Williams, all of Coffeeville, Clara Williams, Alice Dickerson, both of Grove Hill, Venita Law, Mobile, Kimberly Cade, Morvin; step-father, Clayton Law, Coffeeville.

The service was April 1 at 1 p.m. at the Union Baptist Church of Coffeeville. Burial was in the Coffeeville Cemetery. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directed.

Bolen

Joe Mack Bolen 68, of Coffeeville died March 30, 2006 at his residence.

He as born Nov. 2, 1937. He was a member of the New Faith Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a retired electrician.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Bolen, Coffeeville; one sister, Martha (Wayne) Courtney, Coffeeville.

The service was March 31 at 11 a.m. at the New Faith Baptist Church. Burial was in the Coffeeville Cemetery. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

McKee

Nina Garris McKee, 75, of Leroy died April 3, 2006 in a Shelby County hospital.

She was born Sept. 18, 1930 in Marengo County. She was a member of the Pine Grove United Methodist Church. She was a retired bookkeeper for Jackson Hardware Company.

Survivors include her husband, Jesse L. McKee, Leroy; one son, Daniel L. McKee, Leroy; one daughter, Mary Edna "Jack" Cartee, Leroy; two brothers, Joe Ray Garris, Jack Donald Garris, both of Foley; one sister, Shirley G. Coxwell, Pachutta, Miss.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

The service will be Thursday, (today), April 6 at 11 a.m. in the Pine Grove United Methodist Church in Leroy with Rev. Rod Curry to officiate. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Methodist Cemetery. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson will direct.

Active pallbearers will be Daniel Ashley McKee, Jason Massey, Johnny Hicks, Joe Ray Garris Jr., Johnny Garris, Gerald Miller, Claude James McKee, Rusty Cox and Butch Coswell.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Pine Grove United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Hodge

Dorothy Jean Bedwell Hodge, 63, of Grove Hill died March 27, 2006 at Jackson Medical Center.

She was born April 9, 1942 in Coffeeville. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Bruce L. Finney, Brewton, Kevin D. Hill, Grove Hill; one daughter, Debbie Green, Livingston, Tenn.; one brother, Luther O. Bedwell, Grove Hill; fiance, W.C. Rodgers, Jackson; a special friend, Robbie Rodgers, Jackson; two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Raven Elizabeth Baugh.

The service was March 29 at 2 p.m. at with Rev. Mark Lambert officiating. Burial was in the New Prospect Cemetery in Coffeeville. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Donnie Williams, W.V. Bedwell, Dewayne Bedwell, Dean Bedwell, Bobby McClure and Eddie Lovelace.

Honorary pallbearers were W.C. Rogers and Robbie Rodgers.

Lewis

Carolyn Parker Lewis, 80, of Sweet Water died March 27, 2006 at Baptist Medical Center, Montclair in Birmingham.

She was born Nov. 4, 1925 in Thomaston. She was a retired school teacher. She was a member of Paynes Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one son, Alex Lewis, Lucedale, Miss.; one daughter, Lynn L. Woo, Chelsea; special family friend, Carl "Tippy" Butler, Sweet Water; six grandchildren.

A graveside service was March 28 at 2 p.m. at the Paynes Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Rick Slingluff officiating. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Paynes Chapel United Methodist Church.

Active pallbearers were Walter Crim, Charles Beverly, Stratton Lewis, Gene Parker, James Whitley and Sonny Bedsole.

Sims

Infant Logan Mark Sims, of Thomasville died March 30, 2006 at his residence. He was born Feb. 3, 2006 in Demopolis.

Survivors include his father, Charles Alexander Sims, Thomasville; his mother, Crystal Dawn Champion, Thomasville; one brother, Hayden Alexander Sims, Thomasville; one sister, Alexis Paige Champion, Thomasville; two grandmothers, Mabel Jean Champion, Mary Carol Sims, both of Thomasville; one grandfather, Mark Sims, Thomasville; step-grandmother, Robin Sims, Thomasville; two great-grandmothers, Deloris Loftis, Doris Mae "Dot" Champion, both of Thomasville; great-grandparents, Jimmy and Juanita O'Bryant, A.L. "Red" and Madelyn Sims, all of Thomasville; one great-great-grandmother, Jimmie Smith, Tuscaloosa.

A graveside service was April 1 at 11 a.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Thomasville with Rev. Philip Craddock officiating. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Allen

Roderick "Bit" Allen, 27, of Lower Peach Tree died March 28, 2006 in Mobile. He was born July 26, 1978.

Survivors include his mother, Barbara Morrissette, Thomasville; father, Jimmie (Francis) Davis, Lower Peach Tree, finance', Tiffany Jones, Lower Peach Tree; two children, Romeo, Jayline Allen, Lower Peach Tree; two step-children, Zakiyah Jones, Kelderius Jones, Lower Peach Tree; five brothers, Fredrick Allen, Clifford Allen, Thomasville, Barron Allen, Camden, Anthony Cheeseboro, Christopher Cheeseboro, North Carolina; two sisters, Shirley Taylor, Sunny South, Jennifer Powell, Lower Peach Tree; four uncles; 13 aunts; 10 nephews and five special friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Judy Lee Allen.

The service was April 1 at New Moriah Baptist Church with overseer, Raymond McConnell. Burial was in the New Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery. Reese Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Douglas Tate, Kerne Crawford, Dewayne Myles and Flexis McCaskey and Terry Dumas.

Morrissette

Ola B. Morrissette, 80, of Chance died March 22, 2006 in Mobile. She was born Jan. 16, 1926.

Survivors include three sons, Eddie James Stabler, Charlie Lee Stabler, Mobile; Fancy Morrissette, Chance; four daughters, Pezzie Dotson, Betty Patrick, Chance, Margaret Stabler, Raleigh, N.C., Kathy Mitchell, Montgomery; one Godson, Cecil Mabien, Packer's Bend; one brother, Freddie Lee Kidd; one sister, Annie L. Welch, Chance; one aunt; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.

The service was March 25 in Mobile with Rev. A.L. Allen officiating. Burial was in the Chance Baptist Church Cemetery. Reese Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were nephews.

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