2009-02-12 / Obituaries


Cornelius Champion Jr., 63, of Dixons Mills died Feb. 7, 2009 at Mobile Infirmary.

He was born Feb. 25, 1945 in Pine Hill. He was a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Cornelius (India) Champion, III, Dixons Mills; one daughter, Lisa Mendenhall, Grove Hill; four brothers, John Franklin Champion, Scyrene, Ronnie Champion, Thomasville, Lawrence Champion, Arlington, Henry Champion, Pine Hill; three sisters, Patricia Klug, Pine Hill, Jan Calvert, Decatur, Sandy Champion, Pine Hill; three grandsons, Caleb Lee Champion, Gunner Curry Champion, James Brandon Roberts; three granddaughters, Evey Sanders, Abbigail Carpenter, Shelby Raye Mendenhall.

The service was Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. at O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville with Rev. Glenn Akridge officiating. Burial was in the Kelly Cemetery in Pine Hill.

Active pallbearers were Neil Champion, Ronnie Champion, Henry Champion, Bobby Harvell, John Champion and Benny Ballard.

Honorary pallbearer was Lawrence Champion.

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