2006-06-01 / Obituaries

Area Obituaries

Harrison

Geraldine Bouler Harrison, 59, of Thomasville died May 20, 2006 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville.

She was born Dec. 24, 1946 in Linden. She was a member of Nicholsville Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Harrison, Thomasville; two sons, Ronnie Harrison, George Harrison, both of Cullman; three daughters, Marie Baugh, Leaksville, Miss., Lisa Pugh, Nicholsville, Dorcce Pugh, Chilton; one brother, Willie Lee Bouler, Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Libbie Lyles, Mobile; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

The service was May 23 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Grey Snodgrass officiating. Burial was in the Forest Springs Cemetery in Morvin. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Daniel Pugh, Jimmy Ballard, Scottie Hayes, Alvin Cooper, James Cooper and James Baugh.

Nichols

Robert Bivin Nichols, 73, of Thomasville died May 26, 2006 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville.

He was born June 4, 1932 in Jackson. He was a member of the Nicholsville Baptist Church. He was a retired scaleman at a local paper mill.

Survivors include his wife, Aurelia S. Nichols, Thomasville; two sons, Rusty Nichols, Demopolis, Ricky Nichols, Moulton; one brother, Phillip Nichols, Thomasville; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a son, Randy Nichols.

The service was May 28 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Danny Nelson officiating. Burial was in the Choctaw Corner Cemetery in Thomasville. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Keith Nichols, Ken Nichols, Kevin Nichols, Charlie Nichols, Ryan Nichols and Donnie Givens.

Osborn

Mildred L. Osborn, 80, of Thomasville died May 22, 2006 at her residence.

She was born July 24, 1925 in Sunny South. She was a member of Springfield Methodist Protestant Church in Thomasville. She was a retired cafeteria worker.

Survivors include one daughter, Maxine Owens, Thomasville; one stepson, Lionel (Susan) Osborn, Thomasville; two sisters, Lillian Styron, Helen Pocase, both of Pasadena, Texas; one granddaughter, Allison Osborn (David) Rogers, Montgomery; one grandson, John Brandon Osborn, Auburn.

The service was May 24 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Revs. Benny Crawford and Mark Lambert officiating. Burial was in the Kelley Cemetery in Thomasville.

Flowers will be excepted or donations may be made to the Springfield Methodist Protestant Church Building Fund, 3087 Sandflat Road, Thomasville, AL 36784.

Active pallbearers were Johnny Bagley, Clint Bagley, Gary Luker, Brian Luker, Tommy Luker and Sim Luker.

Smith

Laura Pope Smith, 82, of Thomasville died May 23, 2006 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.

She was born Sept. 26, 1923 in Bashi. She was a member of Elam Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one son, Robert Smith, Thomasville; one daughter, Lori Knight, Thomasville; two granddaughters, Melissa Newton, Thomasville, Jaclyn Browder, Linden; two grandsons, Josh Knight, Chris Knight, both of Thomasville; five great-grandsons.

The service was May 25 at 11 a.m. at Elam Baptist Church with Revs. Randy Walker and Mark Dunn officiating. Burial was in the Elam Baptist Church Cemetery in Thomasville. O' Bryant Chapel Funeral Home directed.

Active pallbearers were Grant Newton, Gene Armistead, Mike Godwin, Henry Armistead, Thomas Hill and Harold Reid.

Honorary pallbearers were Josh Knight, Chris Knight and Brandon Stephens.

Tarleton

Mae Inez Tarleton, 98, of Thomasville died May 26, 2006 at her residence.

She was born May 2, 1908 in Lower Peach Tree. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one son, Franklin Brown Tarleton, Bayou LaBatre; one daughter, Rowena Marie Jackson, Thomasville; two sisters, Vance James, Fulton, Mittie Howell, Mobile; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was May 28 at 2 p.m. at the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Thomasville with Rev. Glenn Akridge officiating. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Davis

Geraldine "Laura Ann" Davis, 55, of Detroit, Mich. died May 22, 2006.

She was born June 14, 1950. She was a native of Lower Peach Tree.

Survivors include a devoted mother, Beatrice Anderson, Mobile; a loving husband, Manuel Davis, Detroit, Mich.; one daughter, Gwendolyn Davis, Detroit, Mich.; three brothers, Jonathan Patrick, Detroit, Mich., Michael Anderson, Morganville, Kentucky, Assa Lee Anderson, Lower Peach Tree; three sisters, Angela Thompson, Juanita Milner, both of Mobile, Dorette Carstarphen, Lower Peach Tree; two grandchildren; and a host of nephews and nieces, other relatives and friends.

The service was May 30 at noon at the Glorious Temple Church of Lower Peach Tree with Elder Raymond McConnell as the officiating pastor. Burial was in the Kidd Place Cemetery. Reese Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

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