2006-05-25 / Obituaries

Area Obituaries

Gregory

Ann Adeline Gregory, 69, of Whatley died May 15, 2006 at a local hospital.

She was born June 29, 1936. She was a native of Beatrice. She was a member of Horeb Baptist Church in Whatley. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three sons, Robbie (Kerry) Gregory, Jackson, Al (Karen) Gregory, Myron (Mitzi) Gregory, both of Whatley; four daughters, Zola (Vaughn) Howell, Leroy, Nancy Knowles, Huntsville, Anita (Billy) Johnson, Mt. Olive, Miss., Karen (John) Brown, Whatley; two brothers, George Boutwell, Jacksonville, Fla., Tommie Boutwell, Denham Springs, La.; three sisters, Sarah McGraw, Hybart, Willie Foster, Saraland, Mary Bland, Union Springs; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

The 11 a.m. memorial service, on May 20, was at Horeb Baptist Church in Whatley. Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill directed.

Scarbrough

Eula Mae Scarbrough, 92, of Chatom died May 21, 2006 at a local health care facility.

She was born April 3, 1914. She was a native of Perry County. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Laton Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Ernest Lamar (Pauline) Scarbrough, Edgar Nelson (Barbara) Scarbrough, all of Saraland, William Gavin (Sherry) Scarbrough, Chatom; one daughter, Opal (Jimmy) Taylor, Chatom; three brothers, Houston Loper, Jackson, Howard Loper, Chatom, Lavon Loper, Millry; three sisters, Minnie Williams, Chatom, Alma Jean Pope, Montgomery, Beatrice Lee, Mobile; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Wesley (Willie) and Miranda Loper, her husband, Ernest Scarbrough and a son, Robert Lee Scarbrough.

The service was May 23 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Lathan Funeral Home in Chatom. Burial was in the Springbank Cemetery.

Crim

Edith Earl Crim, 88, of Alexander City died May 17, 2006 at Chapman Health Care Center.

She was born June 28, 1917 in Wayne in Marengo County. She was a former manager of Carps Department Store. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Okalona Methodist Protestant Church.

Survivors include one son, Max Crim, Grove Hill; one daughter, Joan Clark, Alexander City; one sister, Norma Blevins, Birmingham; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

The service was May 19 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Revs. Ron Giles and Mark Lambert officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Heath Crim, Timmy Harvell, Steve Mackey, Daine Sharpe, Ben Reed and Johnny Autery.

Jackson

Minnie Grace Friddle Jackson, 87, of Jackson died May 15, 2006 at Jackson Health Care Facility.

She was born July 19, 1918 in Thomasville. She was a member of Springfield Methodist Protestant Church. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Samuel C. Jackson, Mexia, Carl A. Jackson, Jackson; two daughters, Pat Hicks, Mobile, Gerry Ardis, Anniston; two sisters, Ruby Hunt, Thomasville, Gladys Griffin, Selma; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

The service was May 17 at the chapel of O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville. Burial was in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Thomasville.

Active pallbearers were Stevie Huggins, Brian Hicks, Ron Jackson, Kenneth Jackson, Scott Jackson and Kimble Coaker.

Luker

Bernice Morgan Luker, 97, of Camden died May 19, 2006 at Camden Nursing Facility.

She was born Feb. 16, 1909 in Pine Hill. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Camden. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three sons, John Eliott Luker, Pensacola, Fla., James Elijah Luker, Mobile, William Edward Luker, Camden; four daughters, Joella Luker McGraw, Pensacola, Fla., Mary Luker Brown, Camden, Rosa Luker Cleveland, Demopolis, Sara Luker Rinehart, Camden; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; several nephews and nieces.

A graveside service was May 22 at 2 p.m. at the Coy Cemetery with Revs. Billy McGraw and Ron Lee officiating. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were John Luker Jr., John Luker III, Randy Luker, David Cleveland, Steve Rinehart and Jeff Middleton.

Pierce

Evelyn Whitcomb Pierce, 82, of Linden died May 19, 2006 at her residence.

She was born Sept. 1, 1923 in Morvin. She was a member of Forest Hill Baptist Church in Linden. She was a devout Alabama Crimson Tide Football fan and had been a season ticket holder for approximately 50 years through the 2004 season. She also enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees baseball teams. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, James D. Pierce, Linden; one daughter, Cheryl P. (Charles) Moore, Linden; two brothers, Jack (Lee) Whitcomb, Linden, O.B. (Ruby) Whitcomb, York; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was May 21 at 2 p.m. at Linden Memorial Park with Paul Whitcomb and Rev. W.J. Cannon officiating. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Christopher Moore, Dennis Breckenridge, Newton Allinder, Tim Luker, Sonny Rentz and Duke Schroeder.

Honorary pallbearers were members of Forest Hill Baptist Church.

Vick

Melj Vick, 96, of Thomasville died May 18, 2006 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville.

She was born Nov. 3, 1909 in Perry County. She was a former seamstress with H.A. Satin Company. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one sister, May Baggett, Selma; two cousins, Juanita Mott, Wetumpka, Cordelia Bracknell, Selma.

The service was May 20 at 11 a.m. at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. John Coker officiating. Burial was in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Dixons Mills. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Roger Davis, T.J. Kirkham, Jimmy Loper, Allen McManus, Charles Pope and Alvin Pritchett.

Weatherly

Martha S. Weatherly, 83, of Tucson, Arz. died May 18, 2006 at Sonlight Home Care.

She was born Nov. 21, 1922 in Huntsville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Catalina in Tucson. She was a former member of the Pine Hill Baptist Church. She worked for 25 years with Northwest Bell.

Survivors include one daughter, Corinne (William E.) Boerth, Chesterfield, N.J.; two sons, Harold (Gayle) Weatherly Jr., Tucson, Ariz., Ben (Dianne) Weatherly, Palmdale, Calif.; three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Harold Weatherly.

The service was May 22 at 10 a.m. at the Pine Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Williams officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Mark Weatherly, David Wright, Tommy Wright, Kevin Avritt, James R. Weatherly and William K. Weatherly Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were William Boerth, Brian Weatherly, Matthew Weatherly, Bill Harris, William Harris, Jonathan Harris, Fred Weatherly, Walker Weatherly, Phillip Weatherly, David Weatherly, Matthew Martin, Michael Martin, Larry Moody, Brad Moody and Jon Slusser.

Wright

Michael Aurthur Wright, 56, of Gainestown died May 18, 2006.

He was born May 23, 1949. He was a native of Clarke County. He spent many years self-employed in the trucking industry.

Survivors include his mother, Audrey Monk Kingsolver, Creola; two sons, Thomas (Kandis) Wright, Saraland, Ronald Wright, Axis; three sisters, Rebecca Wright, Mobile, Irene Anthony, Stapleton, Mary Martha Bryan, Pensacola, Fla.; three brothers, King Wright, Satsuma, Ben Wright, Creola, Wesley Wright, Saraland; two granddaughters, Hayley Wright, Kristen Wright, Saraland.

The service was May 21 at 3 p.m. at the chapel of St. Stephens Funeral Home with Rev. Don Rushing, pastor of Forest Avenue Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Peniel Cemetery in Jackson.

Williams

Willie Earl Williams, 64, of Mobile died May 13, 2006. He was born July 18, 1942. He was a native of Coffeeville.

Survivors include five sons, Jerome, Atlanta, Ga., Zan, Lydel, Willie Jr., Tobias, Larry, Mobile; three daughters, Zondria, San Diego, Calif., Kendra, Kimberly, Mobile; three brothers, Curtis, Walter, Frank; four sisters, Louella, Annie, Janie, Lilybell; 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Williams; mother and father and one brother.

The service was May 20 at noon at Cedar Point Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Hartfield officiating. Reese Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were grandsons and nephews.

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