2006-04-14 / Obituaries

Area Obituaries

Moore

Debra Dianne Christmas Moore, 43, of Tacoma, Wash. died April 7, 2006.

She was born Aug. 17, 1962. She was a native of Mobile. She was a license practical nurse.

Survivors include her husband, Elisha Moore; two daughters, Lachae Moore, Kierra Moore, all of Tacoma, Wash.; her mother, Minnie Johnson, Coffeeville; one brother, Eddie Christmas, Arlington, Texas; three sisters, Marlyin (Ocie) Howard, Murfreesboro, Tenn., Gloria E. (Fred) Williams, Coffeeville, E. Christian Jacob (Stephen) Tucker, Birmingham.

Visitation will be Thursday, (today), April 13 at 10 a.m. and the service at 11 a.m. at the Union Baptist Church in Coffeeville. Rev. Vayton Chapman, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Williams Family Cemetery in Coffeeville. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home will direct.

Champion

Clodia Alma Champion, 95, of Jackson died April 10, 2006 at a local facility.

She was born June 21, 1910. She was a native of Coffeeville. She was a member of the Forest Avenue Baptist Church. She was retired from Vanity Fair Mills where she was a seamstress.

Survivors include one son, Marvie Blaine Champion, Grove Hill; three daughters, Bernice Reid, Mobile, Annette Wood, Jacksonville, Fla., Dorothy Bailey, Vernon, Texas; one brother, Ray Anderson, Centerville, Ga.; two sisters, Odie Roberts, Campbell, Cristine Dungan, Thomasville; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

The service was April 12 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson. Burial was in Trinity Memorial Gardens in Jackson.

Outlaw

James Paulus "Runt" Outlaw, 93, of Orme, Tenn. died April 9, 2006 in a local hospital.

He was born Jan. 20, 1913. He was a longtime resident of Jackson. He graduated Jackson High School. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

He attended Auburn University where he played baseball and later went to play professional baseball for the Cincinnati Reds, the Boston Bee's, now the Atlanta Braves and the Detroit Tigers from 1942-49 where he played third base. He was a member of the 1945 Tigers Team when they won the World Series. He is a member of the All Time Syracuse Chiefs Baseball Team Wall of Fame. He was a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.

After his professional baseball career, he worked for the Dairy Fresh Milk Company in Jackson. He was also a longtime member of the Jackson Civitan Club where he was an active member.

Survivors include one son, Perry (Harriet) Outlaw, Fairhope; two brothers, Curtis Dan (Dottie) Outlaw, Bert Cornell Outlaw, both of Jackson; one sister, Edith Outlaw, Jackson; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace in 1974.

The service was April 11 at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Jackson with Rev. Jim DuFriend officiating. Burial was in the Trinity Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Jackson. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Britt

Rev. Albert Cronin Britt, 97, of Thomasville died April 6, 2006 at Thomasville Nursing Home.

He was born Aug. 22, 1908 in Eufaula. He was a member of the Pine Hill United Methodist Church. He served as a United Methodist Church minister in South Alabama and the Panhandle of Florida for 35 years.

Survivors include two sons, Rev. Lawrence A. (Martha) Britt, Morganton, N.C., Dr. Walter C. (Patricia) Britt, Durant, Okla.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 89 days by his wife, Mary Glenn Britt.

A memorial service was April 11 at 11 a.m. at the Pine Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. David Murray officiating. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Nordan

Rev. E.B. Nordan, 76, of Thomasville died April 7, 2006 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville.

He was born Nov. 2, 1929 in Gilbertown. He was a retired Baptist minister. He was a member of the Pineview Baptist Church in Thomasville. He was a Korean War Army veteran and served as a chaplain of V.F.W. Post #5106 in Thomasville.

Survivors include his wife, Mamie Nordan, Thomasville; one son, Donald (Tina) Nordan Sr., Thomasville; one daughter, Cindy (Joey) Harrison, Thomasville; two sisters, Virginia Henry, Atmore, Georgia Dukes, Linden; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

The service was April 10 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville with Revs. Scott Myers and James Young officiating. Burial was in the County Line Baptist Church Cemetery in Arlington.

Active pallbearers were Luther Parden, Mitchell Jay, Raymond Chunn, Jerry Kirkland, Doug Parnell and Clifford Scarbrough.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the V.F.W. Post #5106 and the Adult Men's Sunday School Class at Pineview Baptist Church.

Pugh

Bertha Magalene Pugh, 93, of Thomasville died April 3, 2006 at Thomasville Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 30, 1912 in Bethel. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, L.C. Pugh, Coffeeville; two brothers, Ray Purvis, Coffeeville, Roy Purvis, Jesup, Ga.; two sisters, Gladys Huggins, Jackson, Jeanette Allen, Birmingham; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

The service was April 5 at 11 a.m. at the Oak Grove Baptist Church with Revs. Moody Day and Harvey Hutto officiating. Burial was in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Coffeeville. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Buster Hough, Paul Abel, Kenneth Ray Reeves, Roy Purvis, Darren Huckabee and Leon Parnell.

Honorary pallbearers were Bealie Hutto and James Royce Pope.

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