2006-10-12 / Obituaries

Area Obituaries

Finch

Elizabeth Finch, 91, of the Manila community near Jackson died Oct. 1, 2006 at Jackson Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 3, 1915. She was a member of Cedar Fork Baptist Church in Suggsville where she was a former church secretary, Sunday school teacher and member of the Brotherhood.

Survivors include two sons, Oneal Finch, George (Velma) Finch, all of the Manila community of Jackson; one daughter, Axie Lee White, Fort Worth, Texas; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren.

The service was Oct. 7 at 12 p.m. at the Cedar Fork Baptist Church of Suggsville with Rev. Credell Boykin officiating. Burial was in the Cedar Fork Baptist Church Cemetery. Andrews Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Overstreet

Nathan V. Overstreet Jr., 71, of Jackson died Oct. 3, 2006 at his residence.

Hew was born July 4, 1935. He was a native of Walker Springs. He was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church in Jackson. He was retired on disability as a painter with Local 779. He had been disabled for 27 years due to a fall while working on a job location.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Overstreet, Jackson; three brothers, Willard Overstreet, Newport, Tenn., Wayne Overstreet, Jackson, Herman Overstreet, Tuscaloosa; one sister, Laverne O. Whitehead, Foley; nephews and nieces.

The service was Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson with Rev. Al Crawford officiating. Burial was in the Kelley Cemetery in Thomasville. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Sheffield

Dollie Mae Sheffield, 83, died Oct. 4, 2006 at a medical facility in Mobile.

She was born Oct. 23, 1922. She was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church in Jackson.

Survivors include one son, Robert A. Sheffield Jr., Grove Hill; one daughter, Dollie Jeane Anderson, Jackson; two sisters, Alice DeWitt, Orange Grove, Miss., Margie Pledger, Jackson; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

The service was Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Stave Creek Baptist Church in Jackson with Revs. Mike Maloy and William Allison officiating. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Kiker

Maria L. Kiker, 81, of Robertsdale, formerly of Thomasville died Oct. 4, 2006 at Robertsdale Health Care Center.

She was born Sept. 9, 1925 in Czechoslovakia.

Survivors include one daughter, Norma Davis, Daphne; two sisters, Erma Sitnik, Stoney Creek, Canada, Heidi Roc, Cambridge, Canada; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

The service was Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. at the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Ralph Edmonds officiating. Burial was in the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Dixons Mills. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Joey Davis, Lee Davis, Jimmy Clyde Edmonds, James Edmonds, Charles Edmonds, Duane Edmonds, Greg Parten, Barry Parten and Rodger Edmonds.

Honorary pallbearers were Bob Amos, Lee Cochran and Ted Cornelius.

Bizzell

Te'Nya Daikevia Bizzell, newborn, of Dixons Mills died Oct. 1, 2006 at Bryan Whitfield Regional Medical Center in Demopolis.

Survivors include her father, Terry Dorsett Bizzell, Vineland, mother, Cyncherly Lanae Lockett, Dixons Mills; grandfather, Mike Lockett, Dixons Mills; two grandmothers, Lela Lockett, Dixons Mills, Lenora Pritchett, Vineland; aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A graveside service was Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. at Polly Robinson Cemetery in Dixons Mills with Rev. Deas officiating. Reese Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Champion

Roberta Carson Champion, 65, of Thomasville died Sept. 28, 2006 in Mobile. She was born December 5, 1940.

Survivors include her husband, L.C. Champion; father, Ozie Carson; three sons, Lenny Champion Jr., Kevin Champion, both of Sunny South; daughters, Rose (Willie) Dunning, Selma; one brother, Roosevelt (Helen) Carson, Akron, Ohio; three sisters, Peggy (Louis) Wilson, Huntington, New York, Bobbie (Raymond) Norwood, Gloria (Larry) Williams, both of Sunny South; three grandchildren; nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Ida King Carson; one sister, Mary Ruth Hosea.

The service was Oct. 7 at New Hope No. I Baptist Church with Luther Edward officiating. Burial was in the Airmount Cemetery. Reese Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were nephews. Flower attendants were nieces.

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