2006-08-31 / Obituaries

Area Obituaries


Joseph Thomas Anderson, newborn, was born and died Aug. 27, 2006.

Survivors include his mother, Melissa Hunt, Gainestown; his father, Thomas Anderson, Montgomery; one sister, Shana Anderson, Gainestown; maternal grandmother, Jessie Kemp, Gainestown; uncles, aunts, great-uncles, great-aunts and other relatives.

A graveside service will be Thursday, (today), Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. at Antioch African Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery in Gainestown with Rev. Robert Taylor to officiate. Andrews Funeral Home of Jackson will direct.


Bertie Mae Powell Woodyard, 88, of Leroy died Aug. 24, 2006 at her residence.

She was born Nov. 11, 1917. She was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church in Leroy. She was a Leroy Senior Citizen VIP. She was a member of the Wagarville Nutrition Organization. She was a retired seamstress from Vanity Fair.

Survivors include two sons, Joe Woodyard, Leroy, Tarzan Connerly, Northport, Fla.; one stepson, George Wilder Woodyard, Choctaw, Okla.; three daughters, Juanita Conerly Catrett, Sunflower, Flora Woodyard Pettis, Mary Woodyard Guy, both of Leroy; three stepdaughters, Louise Woodyard Anderson, Jackson, Catherine Woodyard Trott, Saraland, Frankie Woodyard Havard, Chickasaw; 23 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren.

The service was Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Pine Grove United Methodist Church in Leroy. Burial was in the Pine Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Leroy. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.


Ruth Eugenia Harvell, 83, of Pine Hill died Aug. 27, 2006 at Camden Nursing Facility.

She was born June 16, 1923 in Pine Hill. She was a member of Yellow Bluff Baptist Church. She was a former cleaner at a local shirt factory.

Survivors include one sister, Gertrude Reed, Frisco City; niece and caretaker, Mable Avritt, Pine Hill; several other nephews and nieces.

The service was Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Morris Hill officiating. Burial was in the Kelly Cemetery in Pine Hill. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Heustis Avritt, Robert Avritt, Kevin Avritt, Vergle Goodman, John Reed Jr. and Mark Smith.

Honorary pallbearers were John D. Champion, Thurman Harvell, Rex Avritt and Danny Bender.


John DeWitt Lynn, 62, of Mobile died Aug. 23, 2006 at his residence.

He was born July 1, 1944 in Vidalia, Ga. He worked security with the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Survivors include his father, John Lester Lynn Jr., Thomasville; his brother, Wendell R. Lynn, Iraq.

A graveside service was held Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. at the Choctaw Corner Cemetery in Thomasville with Rev. Philip Craddock officiating. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.


A.G. Gilmore, 55, of Coffeeville died Aug. 20, 2006 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.

He was born Nov. 6, 1950. He was employed at Ciba Geigy Corp. in McIntosh.

Survivors include four sons, A.G. Gilmore III, Courtland Agee, Shawnte Agee, all of Mobile, Percy O'Neal Gilmore, Japan; six daughters, Toni Gilmore, Richmond, Va., Tracy Pettaway, Courtney Agee, Kendra Agee, Kimberly Agee, Shannon Agee, all of Mobile; four brothers, Larry Gilmore, Detroit, Mich., Henry Gilmore, Kenny Gilmore, Athur Gilmore, all of Mobile; four sisters, Doris Files, Detroit, Mich., Evelyn Lamar, Claudia Richardson, Patricia Gilmore, all of Mobile; eight grandchildren.

The service was Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. at the St. Paul Baptist Church of Salitpa. Burial was in the St. Paul Baptist Church Cemetery. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directed.


Nettie Gray Fox, 76, of Walker Springs died Aug. 21, 2006 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center.

She was born March 27, 1930. She was a member of the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church of Walker Springs. She was employed as a nurses aid. She served as a crusader counselor, church secretary, president of both the senior missionary and matron bands, member of the senior choir. She was presently serving on the finance committee, program committee and president of the pastor's aid. She was also a member of the Union Missionary Baptist District where she served as the secretary for the Association and the Women's Convention. She was also an instructor for the Sunday school congress.

Survivors include seven sons, Henry Scott, Inglewood, Calif., M. Joe Scott, Paul Scott, Tommie Scott, all of Los Angeles, Calif., Edward Scott, Benny Scott, Gregory Scott, all of Walker Springs; two daughters, Vada Johnson, Eight Mile, Vera Williams, Jackson; two brothers, Theodore Pritchett, Walker Springs, Cleon Pritchett, Woodridge, Va.; one sister, Rosie Lee Jemison, Walker Springs; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

The service was Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Walker Springs. Burial was in the Hotel Hill Cemetery in Walker Springs with Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directing.

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