2006-04-27 / Obituaries

Area Obituaries

Bryant

Lakeveon James Bryant, 3 months old, of Toddtown died April 21, 2006 at UAB Children's Hospital in Birmingham. He was born Jan. 2, 2006.

Survivors include his mother, LaChundra Bryant; grandparents, Edward and Eatha Ree Jackson, Toddtown; great-grandmother, Jessie Mae Jackson, Jackson.

The service was April 24 at the Church of the Living God with Elder Robert Smith officiating. Burial was in the Church of the Living God Cemetery in Coffeeville. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directed.

Campbell

Benjamin Campbell, 38, of Jackson died April 23, 2006 at USA Medical Center in Mobile. He was born May 9, 1967.

Survivors include his mother, Clara Campbell, Burbank, Calif.; two sisters, Annie Bradley, Jackson, Blyyhia Campbell, Burbank, Calif.; five brothers, Chester Campbell, Clarence Campbell, both of Jackson, Nathaniel Campbell, Moses Campbell, Sollie Campbell, all of Burbank, Calif.

Visitation will be April 30 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the chapel of Jackson Memorial Funeral Home.

Johnson

Lashavin L. Johnson, 21, Jackson died April 19, 2006 at Jackson Hospital. He was born Feb. 22, 1985.

Survivors include his mother, Lorraine Johnson; his father, Johnnie Barnes Jr.; stepmother, Kittrell Barnes, all of Jackson; a daughter, Lashayla Johnson, Jackson; two brothers, Marshall Johnson, Atlanta, Ga., Williams Johnson, Jackson; one stepbrother, Eriskey Crowell, Jackson; five sisters, Angela McKenzie, Jackson, Jennifer Johnson, Boston, Mass., Johnnqueshia Barnes, Johneisha Crayton, both of Jackson, Johnite Crayton, Detroit, Mich.; his mother, Laura Barnes, Jackson.

The service will be Thursday, (today), April 27 at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Olive No. 2 Baptist Church in Jackson. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Jackson. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home will direct.

Scott

Fonzy Lee Scott, 69, of Jackson died April 23, 2006 at Springhill Memorial Hospital. He was born May 11, 1936.

Survivors include three sons, Timmie Scott, Michael Scott, Sol Scott, all of Jackson; two daughters, Sandra Daffin, Jackson, Denise Scott, Montgomery; Augusta Robinson, Mobile; four grandchildren.

The service will be April 29 at 2:30 p.m. at the Mt. Sinai No. 1 Baptist Church in Jackson. Burial will be in the Mt. Sinai No. 1 Baptist Church Cemetery. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home will direct.

Fleming

Bobbie Joe Fleming, 72, of Salitpa died April 18, 2006 due to an automobile accident.

He was born Aug. 27, 1933. He was a former pilot with Warrior Gulf Navigation. He was retired from Ciba Geigy Corp. He was a past Master of H. Clay Armstrong Masonic Lodge 544, past worthy patron -Santa Fe Order of Eastern Star 505, member of Scottish Rite Order of Masons, member Abba Shrine, member of Abba Temple Greeters Unit, active member Tombigbee Shriners Club, charter member 4C Shrine Club and former Shriner hospital van driver. He was a member of the River Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Inez Roberts Fleming, Salitpa; one son, Robert J. (Susan) Fleming, Montgomery; one daughter, Candace Fleming (Wendell Hodge) Savage, Salitpa; two brothers, Cleve Fleming, Blountstown, Fla., Ellis Fleming, Pensacola, Fla.; three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Caleb Johnson "Poe" Fleming and Mary Lou Dunn Fleming and a brother, Jack Fleming.

The service was April 21 at 11 a.m. at River Hill Baptist Church. There will be a Masonic graveside service in River Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Pelham

Lillie V. Pelham, 93, of Coffeeville died April 24, 2006 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born Oct. 8, 1912.

Survivors include one grandson, Dr. Rick Purvis, Louisville, Ky.; son-in-law, Agnew Purvis, Mobile; niece and nephew-in-law, Betty Joyce and Burnard Pugh, Coffeeville; her nephew and niece-in-law, Billy and Betty Mae Allday, Jackson; several other nephews and nieces who reside throughout southern Alabama; great-niece, Wanda Blount, Jackson; friend, Blanche Starks, Coffeeville.

She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Jenean, her husband, Archie Pelham, two stepsons, Steve and Cleave Pelham and beloved daughter, Bobbie Ann Purvis.

The service was April 26 at 11 a.m. at the West Bend Baptist Church. Burial was in the Ulcanush Baptist Church Cemetery in Coffeeville. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Whidden

Jack Conrad Whidden, 90, of Jackson died April 22, 2006 at a health care facility in Jackson.

He was born Sept. 21, 1915. He was a native of Estero, Fla. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the 82nd Airborne Division of the Army. He jumped behind lines in Normandy and fought in the Battle of the Bulge earning the Purple Heart.

Survivors include one son, Leland (Becky) Whidden, Mobile; two daughters, Vicki (Mike) Shows, Glenda (Dave) Vickless, all of Jackson; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

There was a private family graveside service April 23 at 2 p.m. in the Chatom cemetery. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Jordan

Wilma Ruth Faile Jordan, 87, of Coffeeville died April 18 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.

She was born Jan. 6, 1919 in Failtown in Clarke County. She was a member of Witch Creek Baptist Church. She was a former inspector with Soloman Brothers Manufacturing.

Survivors include two sons, Joe C. (Karen) Jordan, Wilson B. (Molly) Jordan, all of Coffeeville; one brother, Herbert Faile, Campbell, one sister, Ruby Brooks, Coffeeville; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

The service was April 20 at 11 a.m. at Witch Creek Baptist Church with Revs. Curtis Thomas and Roscoe Wentworth officiating. Burial was in Witch Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Campbell. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made tot he Arthritis Association or the American Cancer Society.

Active pallbearers were Jerry Bradley, Billy Walker, J. P. Walker, Greg Siavelis, Chris Walker and Temple Huckabee.

Honorary pallbearers were Frank Daniels, Burnard Pugh, Gaines Carter, Ronnie Craft, Bobby Ray Faile, Earl King and Melvin York.

McConnell

Suzanne Sutton McConnell, 61, of Thomasville died April 17, 2006 at her residence.

She was born Feb. 3, 1945 in Jackson. She was the manager of Brookshire Apartments in Thomasville. She was a member of Pineview Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Neal McConnell, Thomasville; one daughter, Beth McConnell, Thomasville; one brother, Carey B. Sutton, Prattville; four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Robert McConnell III.

The service was April 19 at 11 a.m. at the Pineview Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Myers officiating. Burial was in the Choctaw Corner Cemetery in Thomasville. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Steve Kennedy, Pat Campbell, Billy Wayne Black, Walter Williams, Doug Parten and Billy Parten.

Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Clarke County High School Class of 1963.

Newton

Clyde Beatrice Newton, 84, of the Bassett Creek community in Clarke County died April 21, 2006 at Jackson Health Care Facility.

She was born May 27, 1921 in Grove Hill. She was a member of the Bassett Creek Baptist Church. She was a former seamstress.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry Newton, David Newton, Roger Newton, all of Grove Hill; one sister, Barbara Ann Cole, Uriah; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

The service was April 22 at 2 p.m. at Bassett Creek Baptist Church with Revs. Percy Clarke and William Allison officiating. Burial was in the Bassett Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Grove Hill. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were John Q. "Bimbo" Baugh, Buddy Baugh, Tracy Newton, Chris Newton, Dale Newton and Randy Brooks.

Eager

Laura Wieczorek Eager, 30, of Pottstown, Pa. died April 6, 2006 in Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Penn.

She was born Sept. 29, 1975. She was the daughter of Larry Wieczorek of Jacksons Gap and Joanne Wieczorek of Pottstown, Penn.

Survivors include two sisters, Tammy Wieczorek, Columbus, Ga., Renee Wieczorek, Royersford, Penn.; stepmother, Beth Wieczorek, Jacksons Gap; two stepbrothers, Brian McConville, Adel, Ga., Michael McConville, Auburn; one stepsister, Carmen Potts, Warner Robins, Ga.

A memorial service was April 8 at the Warker-Troutman Funeral Home in Pottstown with Rev. Thomas Nasta officiating.

Mills

Wilma Houston Mills, 86, of Daphne died April 25, 2006 at her residence.

She was born April 17, 1920 in Coffeeville. She was a long-time resident of Mobile. She was a long-time member of Trinity Episcopal Church of Mobile. She was retired from the United States Department of Agriculture after many years of service.

Survivors include her nephews, Thomas Houston, Gary Houston, Paul Greene and her nieces, Charleen Deavours Cabaniss, Anita Deavours Rankin and Cynthia DeAngelo.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Robert Lee and Maud Houston, three sisters, Ruby Lee Deavours, Elouise May and Estelle Greene and two brothers, Robert Lee Houston and William Houston.

The service will be Thursday, (today), April 27 at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of the Pines Mausoleum at Pine Crest Cemetery in Mobile. Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes of Fairhope will direct.

Waddill

Janice Duke Waddill, 91, of Creola died April 17, 2006.

She was born Dec. 15, 1914 in Allen. She was a native of Clarke County. She was a member of Saraland First Assembly of God Church and "The Prime Timers" and "The Believers Sunday School Class."

Survivors include two sons, Teddie G. (Sandra) Waddill, Creola; one daughter, Joy (Walter) Brewer, Grove Hill; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Levi Duke and Clark Pruette Duke, her husband, Emmitt Grady Waddill, her oldest son, Terry Waddill, a brother, Hilton Duke and a sister, Lucille Duke Jarvis.

The service was April 20 at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Radney Funeral Home in Saraland. Burial was in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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