2006-06-15 / Obituaries

Area Obituaries

Slater

Arthur Slater Jr., 77, of Coffeeville died Sunday, June 11, 2006 at Jackson Medical Center.

He was born Mar. 24, 1929. He was the son of Arthur Slater Sr. and Pheaby Brewer Pugh Slater. He was baptized Aug. 14, 1943 at the Union Missionary Baptist Church in Coffeeville by Rev. A.D. York. He served as chairman of the deacon board until his health failed. He was a member of the Masonic order for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Willie Mae Heartfield Slater, Coffeeville; three sons, Willie James (Patricia) Slater, Tuskegee, Phillip Matthew (Deever) Slater, Tuscaloosa, Arthur Slater III, Norfolk, Va.; three daughters, Yolanda Denise (John) Thornton, Augusta, Ga., Michel Lee (Auther) Jackson, Jackson, Stephanie Diane Slater, Coffeeville; four brothers, Curtis (Gloria) Slater, Kenneth Slater, all of San Bernardino, Calif., Milton (Angela) Pugh, Jackson, Leonard (Diane) Slater, Montgomery; five sisters, Lallie Grey Beckham, Salitpa, Rosie Mae (George) Richardson, Athens, Pearlene Mitchell, Coffeeville, Daisy (L.J.) Lockett, Waynesboro, Miss., Magalene Dorsey, Hattiesburg, Miss.; a dear friend, Earnest Williams, Coffeeville; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two children.

Visitation will be Friday, June 16 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the chapel of Andrews Funeral Home in Jackson. A second viewing will be Saturday, June 17 from one hour prior to the funeral hour at 11 a.m. at the Union Missionary Baptist Church in Coffeeville with Rev. Vayton Chapman, pastor and eulogist. Andrews Funeral Home of Jackson will direct.

Dailey

Joseph Drew Dailey, 41, of Ovette, Miss. died June 10, 2006 at his residence.

He was born Dec. 28, 1965. He was a native of Jackson. He was member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Walker Springs. He was an assembler of transformers with Howard Industries, Inc.

Survivors include his father, Joe Dailey, Ovette, Miss.; his mother, Sandra Bender, Grove Hill; two aunts, Ann Dailey Graham, Laurel, Miss., Rae W. Downey, Tucson, Arz.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Orman and Sadie Dailey of Jackson and maternal grandparents, Jessie and Grace Pugh of Grove Hill.

A graveside service was June 13 at 11 a.m. at the Hopewell Cemetery in Walker Springs. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Willoughby

Lloyd Thomas Willoughby, 79, of Jackson died June 12, 2006 at William F. Green State Veterans Home.

He was born Feb. 17, 1927. He was a native of Thomaston. He was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church. He was a member of the VFW Club. He was a self-employed carpenter and painter.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian D. Willoughby, Jackson; two sons, Jimmy Chivers, Daphne, Bill Chivers, Gainestown; one daughter, Ann W. Rivers, Coffeeville; two brothers, Jack Willoughby, Grove Hill, Milton Willoughby, Brandon, Miss.; one sister, Clara Morgan, Whatley; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

The service was June 14 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson. Burial was in the Wesley's Chapel Cemetery in Winn.

Hale

Alma Dena Hale, 94, of Grove Hill died June 6, 2006 at her residence.

She was born Mar. 13, 1912 in Bon Secour. She was a retired dispatcher for the Mobile Police and Fire Departments.

Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Hale Williams, Grove Hill; one brother, Norman Wallace, Mobile; six granddaughters, Becky Williams, Tuscumbia, Pam Keahey, Cindy Gilmore, Dinah Pritchett, all of Grove Hill, Dixie Cooper, Nashville, Tenn., Carrie Williams, Ft. Walton, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

A graveside service was June 9 at 10 a.m. at the Magnolia Lawn Cemetery with Rev. Johnny Arnett officiating. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Bo Keahey, Thomas Williams, Wil Gilmore, J.D. Powell, Lee B. Williams II and Patrick Kearley.

Holloway

Eloise Dortch Holloway, 88, of Selma died June 7, 2006 at Warren Manor Nursing Home. She was born Mar. 16, 1918 in Mobile.

Survivors include her husband, Willis W. Holloway, Selma; one son, Willie W. Holloway Jr., Mobile; two brothers, Kirksey Dortch, Birmingham, John Douglas Dortch, York; two grandchildren.

A graveside service was held June 10 at 11 a.m. at Choctaw Corner Cemetery in Thomasville with Kirksey Dortch and Willis W. Holloway Jr. officiating. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Parker

Charles Lee Parker, 56, of Thomaston died June 9, 2006 in Vineland.

He was born July 24, 1949 in Gallion. He was a debarker operator at Alabama Timber Industries in Thomasville. He attended Thomaston Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Anita Ann Parker, Thomaston; one daughter, Charlene Parker (Robby) Smith, Thomasville; six sisters, Claudia Paparella, Jane Dunn, both of Thomaston, Nell Hall, Linden, Juanita Norris, Sweet Water, Bonnie Harrison, Hoboken, Barbara Threadgill Martin, Camden.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Alex Parker and Rex Parker.

The service was June 12 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Randall Mims officiating. Burial was in the Holt Cemetery in Thomaston. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Wayne Morgan, Jeff Laduron, Michael Back, Billy Stokes, Ricky Harris and Brent Blackwell.

Purser

Henry Marvin Purser, 75, of Linden died June 8, 2006 at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis.

He was born Jan. 31, 1931 in Linden. He was a member of the Linden Baptist Church.

Survivors include his brother, Alonzo Heath (Robbie Cook) Purser, Thomasville; one aunt, Dorothy Westbrook Aydelott, Linden; four nephews, John B. Loftin Jr., Lee H. Loftin, Robert L. Loftin III, Jarvis R. Loftin; two nieces, Joanne Summerlin Holman, Dorothy Purser Kramer.

A graveside service was June 11 at 1 p.m. at the Linden Memorial Park with Rev. Billy Harris officiating. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Rotch

Ernestine Kennedy Rotch, 89, of Lower Peach Tree died June 7, 2006 at Whittens Country Haven in Citronelle.

She was born Dec. 16, 1916 in Chance. She was very active in the community ladies club where she served as president for many years. She was voted Farm Bureau's Woman of the Year in 1951.

Survivors include one son, Charles Michael (Kim) Rotch, Lower Peach Tree; one daughter, Peggy Rotch (John) Thomas, Tuscaloosa; one brother, Thomas Bryant Kennedy, Monroeville; two sisters, Jane Loper, Thomasville, Martha Echols, Birmingham; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar Rotch.

A memorial service was June 10 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville with Rev. Jimmy R. O'Bryant officiating.

Smith

Catherine Harrison Smith, 70, of Robertsdale died June 6, 2006 at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope.

She was born May 29, 1936 in Bashi. She was a member of the Saraland United Methodist Church where she worked as a secretary after retiring. She attended Silver Hill Covenant Church.

Survivors include her husband, William Harold Smith, Robertsdale; one son, John Michael Smith, Robertsdale; two daughters, Glenda Smith, Bellavista, Ark., Catherine Denise Foley, Elberta; one brother, John Harrison, Thomasville; three sisters, Sybil Sarvis, Bernice Gates, both of Saraland, Joann Gann, Selma; three grandchildren.

The service was June 9 at 1 p.m. at the chapel of O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Jesse Adams officiating. Burial was in the Forest Springs Cemetery in Morvin.

Active pallbearers were Shane Fountain, Ricky Harrison, Randy Harrison, Ryle Harrison, Bill LeMaster and Greg Smith.

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