2008-06-19 / Obituaries


Dennis Ray Hunter, 54, of Selma died June 8, 2008 at Warren Manor in Selma.

He was born Aug. 28, 1953. He was a member of Pine Level Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Wright Hunter, Detroit, Mich.; his mother, Lillie Mae Hunter, Arlington; four brothers, Willie Hunter, Charles Hunter, both of Detroit, Mich, Floyd Hunter, Linden, Richard Hunter, Selma; five sisters, Rutha Wilks, Charlie Mason, Kathy Hunter, all of Detroit, Mich., Barbara Hunter, Selma, Linda Battle, Arlington; a devoted niece, Jackie Blevins.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother.

The service was June 18 at 1 p.m. at Pine Level Baptist Church with Elder Earnest Erby officiating. Burial was in the Pine Level Baptist Church Cemetery. Reese Funeral Home directed.


Austin Joe Washington, 70, of Thomasville died June 8, 2008 at a family's residence. He was born Jan. 15, 1938.

Survivors include one son, Michael Pauly, Huntsville; one daughter, Jennifer Sulmer, Pensacola, Fla.; three brothers, L.T. Washington, R.B. Washington, Jimmie D. Washington, all of Thomasville; four sisters, Velma Washington, Thomasville, Jerolean Jones, Earlean Prim, both of Birmingham, Johnnie Ella Henderson, Bloomfield Mich.; five grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his mother, father, and two brothers.

The service was June 14 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church in Sweet Water with Rev. Curry Robinson officiating. Burial was in Compton Cemetery in Sweet Water. Reese Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were brothers and nephews.

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