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MRS. GARRETT
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Mrs. Elaine Tucker Garrett, 81, of Chattanooga died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004 in a Chattanooga hospital. Funeral services are scheduled Friday, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. at Jeff Jones Funeral Home in LaFayette. Burial will follow at Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Garrett is survived by her husband, William B. "Bill" Garrett Sr.; two sons, William B. "Bill" Garrett Jr. of Start, La., and Robert Tucker "Bob" Garrett of Chattanooga; one brother, James Tucker of LaFayette, two nephews, Jim Tucker of Columbia, S.C., and John Tucker of LaFayette; and one niece, Becky Swindal of Birmingham, Ala. Born in LaFayette, Mrs. Garrett was the daughter of the late James Jefferson and Mamie Dodson Tucker. She had lived in Chattanooga most of her life. Mrs. Garrett was an active member of Brainerd Baptist Church and was retired from the Chattanooga Public School System. The family will received friends Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Chattanooga. Visitation will be held in LaFayette at Jeff Jones Funeral Home on Thursday, Sept. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 715 Market Street, Chattanooga, 37402. Condolences may be sent to www.heritagefh.com. Heritage Funeral Home is handling arrangements in Chattanooga, and Jeff Jones Funeral Home of LaFayette is handling arrangements in LaFayette.

MRS. SANDERS
LaFAYETTE -- Mrs. Annie Laurie Burton Sanders, 94, of LaFayette died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004 at Chapman Health Care in Alexander City, Ala. Funeral services are scheduled Thursday, Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church in LaFayette with the Revs. Wayne Barrett and Alton Parris officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Sanders is survived by two sons, Donald (Grace) Sanders of Eufaula, Ala., and Hoyt (Kay) Sanders of Bay Pine, Ala.; one daughter-in-law, Irmgard Sanders of Eufaula; three sisters, Ruby Drake of Opelika, Claude Isabell of LaFayette and Jimmie (the Rev. Alton) Parris of Rainbow City, Ala.; two brothers, Charlie (Pearline) Burton of Camp Hill and Guy (Peggy) Burton of Lanett; two sisters-in-law, Myrtis Burton of Camp Hill and Margaret Burton of Camp Hill; five grandchildren, Birgit and Joe Triano, Doug and Dainie Sanders, Mike and Cindy Sanders, Ashley Sanders and Matthew Sanders; 12 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Born in Tallapoosa County April 20, 1910, Mrs. Sanders was the daughter of the late James Monroe Burton and Susan Elizabeth McEachern Burton. She was a graduate of Chambers County High School and Jacksonville Teachers College. Mrs. Sanders was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Audrey Houston Sanders; a son, James K. Sanders; a grandson, Gene Sanders; six sisters, Gladys Burton, Edith Sanders, Clara LeCroy, Eunice Welch, Mary Sanders and Cenus Harris; and three brothers, John Burton, Robert Burton and Edison Burton. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Sept. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jeff Jones Funeral Home in LaFayette. Jeff Jones Funeral Home in LaFayette is handling arrangements.

MRS. SMITH
LANETT -- Mrs. Sadie Smith, 86, of Brian Center in LaGrange, formerly of Lanett, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004 in LaGrange. Funeral services are scheduled Thursday, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. at Huguley United Methodist Church with the Revs. Bill Parker and Dennis Shaw officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Smith is survived by two daughters, Fran Sharpe of Enterprise, Ala., and Julie Wimbish of Marietta, Ga.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was born in Chambers County Sept. 9, 1917. Mrs. Smith retired from WestPoint Pepperell. She was a member of Huguley United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star, Vasti Chapter 431. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Frank Smith. Visitation will be held at Huguley United Methodist Church Thursday, Sept. 2 from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT. Resthaven Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

MR. EARL
SHARPSBURG, Ga. -- Mr. Raymond D. Earl, 69, of Sharpsburg died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004 at Newnan Hospital in Newnan, Ga. Funeral services are scheduled Sunday, Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. at Sunset Heights Baptist Church in Lanett with the Rev. Billy Earl officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Lanett. Mr. Earl is survived by his wife, Sherry Earl; two daughters, Kathy Smith and Lisa Munday, both of Phenix City; one son, R. Dennis Earl of Bessemer, Ala.; four stepdaughters, Joanna Cook of Newnan, Tammy Weaver of Hogansville, Sharon Hilman of Newnan and Jamie Cook of Sharpsburg; three stepsons, William Cook, Robert Cook and Joseph Cook, all of Newnan; one sister, Irene Railey of Eufaula, Ala.; three brothers, Donald Earle of Griffin, Ga., Harold Earl of Sharpsburg and Jack Earle of Opelika; 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Born in Lanett Sept. 20, 1934, Mr. Earl was the son of the late Loraine Fuller Earl and Pate Earl. He was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Army, and was a retired employee of the General Motors Corporation. He was a member of Sunset Heights Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Saturday, Aug. 28 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is handling arrangements.

MRS. McCONNELL
VALLEY -- Mrs. Mary Louise McConnell, 77, of Valley died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004 at George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital in Valley. Funeral services are scheduled Saturday, Aug. 28 at 4 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley with the Rev. Greg Gregory officiating. Burial will follow in Johnson Memorial Gardens. Mrs. McConnell is survived by four daughters, Charlotte McConnell of Valley, Angela (David) Hollis of Lanett, Quin M. Dykes (Larry) Allen of Valley and Pam (Mike) Anglin of Valley; three sons, John McConnell of Lanett, Ronnie (Debbie) McConnell of Valley and Marc (Deanna) McConnell of Valley; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren Born in Gadsden, Ala., March 16, 1927, Mrs. McConnell was the daughter of the late Willie Ella Pollard Mitchell and Hugh Mitchell. She loved her family and her church, Shawmut First United Methodist Church. Mrs. McConnell was a retired employee of WestPoint Stevens Fairfax Mill. She was preceded in death by her grandchildren, Brian and Casey McConnell and Byron and Steven Dykes. The family will receive friends Friday, Aug. 27 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley is handling arrangements.

MR. WALKER
VALLEY -- Mr. William Lewis Walker, 51, of Valley died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004 in Jasper, Tenn. Funeral services are scheduled Saturday, Aug. 28 at 1 p.m. at Rehoboth Baptist Church with the Rev. Sam Marshall and the Rev. Robert Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Walker is survived by his wife, Jean A. Walker of Valley; his mother, Georgie Walker (Oliver) Williams of Opelika; two stepchildren, Robert (Anne) Cash and daughter, Samantha, all of Nashville, N.C., and Carolyn (Sheb) Tharrington and daughter, Tabitha, all of Alert, N.C.; three sisters, Vanessa (Marvin) Campbell of Bowie, Md., Phyllis (Clemie) Lee of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Renita Walker of St. Louis, Mo.; his father-in-law, Raymond Coley of Nashville; one brother-in-law; four sisters-in-law; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Mr. Walker was born in Langdale and was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church. He graduated from Rehoboth High School. For more than 20 years, he was a truck driver. His remains will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Peterson and Williams Funeral Home of Opelika is handling arrangements.

MRS. HEARD
ROANOKE -- Mrs. Bertha L. Heard, 77, of Roanoke died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004 at West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange. Funeral services are scheduled Friday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with the Revs. S.T. Janney, Frank Sledge and Bobby Kirby officiating. Burial will follow in Big Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Heard is survived by four daughters, Linda Holloway and Jane Taylor Pate of Roanoke, Angela Bass of Wedowee and Mary Wilkins of Wadley; one son, Tony Heard of Wedowee; one sister, Alice Burner of Montague, N.J.; one brother, Alvin Emfinger of LaGrange; two special friends, Eddie Paul Fuller of Valley and Opal Drake of LaGrange; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. A Randolph County native, Mrs. Heard was born Dec. 20, 1926 to Henry Dee Emfinger and Zula Taylor. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and was a retired seamstress at Callaway Mills. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Leon Heard. The family will receive friends at Quattlebaum Funeral Home in Roanoke Thursday, Aug. 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. She will lie in state one hour before the funeral hour. Quattlebaum Funeral Home of Roanoke is handling arrangements.

MRS. PETTITT
VALLEY -- Mrs. Iris Lonell Pettitt, 69, of Valley died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004 at Beverly Health Care in Lanett. Funeral services are scheduled Saturday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley with the Rev. Ray Hammock officiating. Burial will follow in Johnson Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Pettitt is survived by three sons, Leonard Rackow of Warm Springs, Ga., Victor (Eva) Rackow of Lanett and Charles Lee Rackow of Valley; one daughter, Donna (Dan) Dalton of Warm Springs; one sister, Carolyn Sue Fowler of Warm Springs; two brothers, Leonard Donald (Jan) Smith of Cochran, Ga., and Guerry Eugene (Myra) Smith of Centerville, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, Daniel, Chelsie, Alysha, Eli, John Samuel, Isaiah and Nathan Rackow and Brandy, Jessica and Andy Wallis; and two great-grandchildren, Alexis Folds and Alex Rackow. Born June 29, 1935 in Manchester, Ga., Mrs. Pettitt was the daughter of the late Loette Thompson Smith and Leonard William Smith. She was a homemaker and also sat with the elderly in their homes. Mrs. Pettitt had been in declining health for the past serveral years. The family will receive friends Friday, Aug. 27 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley is handling arrangements.

MRS. BRYANT
EATONTON, Ga. --Mrs. Sara Docia Bohler Bryant died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004 after a short illness. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. at Harmony Baptist Church in Eatonton. Burial followed in the Buckhead City Cemetery. Mrs. Bryant is survived by her children, Joanne and Bill Webb of Albany, Ga., Carol and Don Eads of Palmetto, Ga., Wynette Bryant of Clarkston, Ga., and Barry and Marcia Bryant of Calhoun, Ga.; her grandchildren, Marsha and Michael Webb, Laura (Eads) and Andy Daughtry of Savannah, Ga., and Tori and Tucker Bryant; her great-grandchildren, Clay, Seth, Josh and Caroline Daughtry; and her brother, Robert Henry Bohler of Stone Mountain. Mrs. Bryant spent her life loving and caring for her family and home and working in her church and local school. A long-time member of the T.O.P.S. Club, she became an assistant supervisor in May of 1967 and was promoted to supervisor in June, a position she held until 1973. She touched many lives and will be terribly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Wyman Jasper Bryant of Buckhead, Ga. She was born in Butler, Ga., in 1923 and grew up there and in Lanett. She later moved to Atlanta. Donations may be made to Calhoun First Baptist's music ministry, Palmetto Children's Home or Harmony Baptist Church. Vining Ivy Hill Chapel handled arrangements.

MR. COKER
VALLEY -- Mr. Joseph Allen Coker, 18, of River View died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004 at University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham. Funeral services were scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley with the Rev. Doug Blackmon officiating. Mr. Coker is survived by his father, Charles L. (Angie) Coker Sr. of Valley; his mother, Kim Garrish of Bonifay, Fla.; six sisters, Donna Lynn Bowen of Lanett, Barbara Marie Coker of Valley, Elizabeth Ann Coker of Valley, Crystal Lynn Garrish of Marianna, Fla., Kimberly Joe Garrish of Marianna and Kelsey LeeAnn Garrish of Bonifay; two brothers, Charles Lester Coker Jr. of Valley and Robert Brian Elkins of Valley; two stepchildren, Sencorious Floyd of Salem, Ala., and Senecia Patten of Salem; his fiancee', Shanquarious Floyd of Salem; and his grandparents, William (Barbara) Coker of Valley, Jackie (Joyce) Cloud of Bonifay and Bobby (Janice) Bowen of Valley. Born Dec. 28, 1985 in Valley, Mr. Coker loved cooking and his music. He enjoyed the outdoors, going to the beach and fishing. The family received friends Monday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. Johnson Brown-Funeral Home in Valley handled arrangements.

MRS. LYNN
STATHAM, Ga. -- Mrs. Tavie Cheshire Lynn, 95, of Statham died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004. Graveside services are scheduled Thursday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Lynn is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Rod Provost of Watkinsville, Ga.; two grandsons, Scott Provost of Athens and Mark and Laura Provost of Watkinsville; and two great-grandchildren, Andrew Provost and Katie Grace Provost, both of Watkinsville. A native of Enterprise, Ala., she was a resident of Mulberry Grove in Statham for the last four years. She was the widow of W.B. Lynn. Mrs. Lynn was preceded in death by a daughter, Sylvia Gill. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Aug. 25 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. Lord and Stephens West handled Athens arrangements. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is handling local arrangements.

MRS. GILBERT
LANETT -- Mrs. Louise Brand Gilbert, 84, of Lanett died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004 at George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital in Valley. Funeral services are scheduled Monday, Aug. 23 at 4 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley with the Rev. Joyce R. Akridge officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Mrs. Gilbert is survived by her grandson, Randy Gilbert of Valley, several nieces and nephews and a daughter-in-law, Betty Gilbert. She was born Sept. 27, 1919 in Chambers County. Mrs. Gilbert was a retired employee of WestPoint Pepperell, and she was a devoted mother and sister. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Hoyt Gilbert, her son, Ronald David Gilbert, five sisters and one brother. Mrs. Gilbert was a member of Lanett First United Methodist Church. The family received friends Sunday from 7 until 9 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley is handling arrangements.

MR. HANKS
SEMMES, Ala. -- Mr. Roy Webster Hanks, 64, of Semmes died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004 at his residence. Graveside services are scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 25 at noon at Marseilles Cemetery in West Point with the Rev. Al Moore officiating. Mr. Hanks is survived by his wife, Vicki N. Hanks; two daughters, Terri (Howard) Roberson of Milton, Fla., and Kim Floyd of Cummings, Ga.; a granddaughter, Kristi Roberson of Milton, Fla.; two sisters, Jane (Curtis) Moore of Lanett and Louise (Carl) Hinton of Fairfield, Calif. ; one brother, Bobby Gene (Nany) Hanks of Elkton, Ore.; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Hanks was born Dec. 31, 1939 in West Point. He was a former employee of the Celanese Chemical Company where he was a purchasing agent. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is handling arrangements.

MRS. HILL
BIRMINGHAM -- Thelma Barnes Hill, 88, died Saturday, August 21, 2004 at Fairhaven Retirement Center in Birmingham, Ala. Graveside services are scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 2:30 p.m. at the Shawmut Cemetery. Mrs. Hill is survived by her sister, Mary Charles Bradfield of Valley; and several nieces and nephews. A native of Ridge Grove, Mrs. Hill attended Jacksonville State Teachers College and graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute. She taught school for many years in Chambers County.

MRS. WHITFIELD
FREDONIA -- Mrs. Doris Whitfield, 89, of Fredonia died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. Funeral services are scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 3 p.m. CDT at Community Baptist Church in LaFayette with the Rev. Clifford DeLee officiating. Burial will follow in Penton Church of God Cemetery. Mrs. Whitfield is survived by five children, Winfred Weldon of Dearborn, Mich., Dwayne (Nancy) Whitfield of Green Bay, Wisc., Joyce (Walt) Hall of Sylvester, Ga., Charles (Donna) Whitfield of Doe Run, Ga., and Bobby Watkins of Fredonia; two daughters-in-law, Sara Kay Weldon of Lavonia, Mich., and Bertha Weldon Ivey of Dallas, Texas; 19 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Born March 12, 1915 in Tallapoosa County, Mrs. Whitfield was a retired textile employee. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Hoyt Weldon, Homer Watkins and James Whitfield; her son, Harold Weldon; her grandson, Randy Conners; her daughters-in-law, Nancy Nanette Weldon and Helene Whitfield; her brothers, James Bence and wife, Connie Blackston, Rayford Bence and wife Betty Foreman; and two sisters, Irene Smith and husband, Charlie Smith and Beanie Lauderdale and husband, Roy Lauderdale. The family will receive friends Monday, Aug. 23 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Jeff Jones Funeral Home in LaFayette. Jeff Jones Funeral Home in LaFayette is handling arrangements.

MR. CLARK
HUGULEY -- Mr. Charlie Clark Jr., 77, of Huguley died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. Funeral services are scheduled Saturday, Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley with the Revs. Rusty Letson and Floyd Aikens officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Pauline Clark; four sons, Jimmy (Judy) Clark of Calhoun, Ga., Jeff Clark of Huguley, "Turtle" Allen Clark of Huguley and Robbie (Heather) Clark of Valley; two sisters, Doris Wood of Roanoke and Betty Toole of Valley; four brothers, Thomas F. Clark of Georgia, Barney Clark of Georgia, Joe Clark of Alabama and Larry Clark of Alabama; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Born May 24, 1928 in Alabama, Mr. Clark was the son of the late Eula Bell Whitlock Clark and Charlie Lindsey Clark. He had worked with WestPoint Stevens for 42 years. He loved watching the Braves, gardening and yard work. He was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Clark, and his brother, Tony Clark. The family will receive friends Friday, Aug. 20 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley is handling arrangements.

MRS. OLIVER
VALLEY -- Mrs. Mildred Oliver, 92, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004 in a Florida nursing facility. Funeral services are scheduled Saturday, Aug. 21 at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley with Dr. Jerome King officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Oliver is survived by one daughter, Peggy Oliver Bradley of Panama City Beach, Fla.; one grandson, Robert Keith Bradley of Pensacola, Fla.; a son-in-law, Walter H. Nolin of Panama City Beach; three sisters, Mary Stewart of Gainesville, Fla., Sarah Francis Hamrick of Pelham, Ala., and Iris Sylvene Benson of Pensacola; one brother, the Rev. Bernard (Doris) Fuller of Roanoke; two brothers-in-law, Lamar Hamrick of Pelham and Dovard Oliver of Shawmut. The oldest of 12 children of Morgan and Lois Fuller, Mrs. Oliver was born on Aug. 31, 1911 in Langdale. She was an active member of Shawmut First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir for 40 years. Mrs. Oliver loved people, especially young people she taught in Sunday school, flowers, books, singing and visiting the elderly and doing things for them, but above all, she loved her Lord and her church. The family will receive friends Friday, Aug. 20 at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The family respectfully declines the gift of flowers and asks that contributions be made to Shawmut First Baptist Church Building Fund in Mrs. Oliver's name. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

MRS. BERNSTEIN
PALM DESERT, Calif. -- Mrs. Dorothy Spier Bernstein died July 21, 2004 following a brief illness in Palm Desert. "Dot" was born in Montgomery, Ala., to Elsie and Willie Spier on March 6, 1931 and moved to West Point as a young child. She graduated from West Point High School in 1949. She attended the University of Alabama where she met her husband of 49 years, William E. Bernstein of Birmingham, Ala. Dot received her B.A. degree in education from the University of Massachusetts and was a physical education teacher in Chicopee, Mass. Her husband, Bill, preceded her in death four years ago. Dot is survived by her three children and their spouses: William E. Bernstein Jr. of Lake Waccamaw, N.C., Jane Jarzabek of Westfield, Mass., and Leslie Bramwell-Smith of Petaluma, Calif.; three college-age grandchildren, Christopher Jarzabek, Laura Bernstein and Rachael Bernstein; and her brother, William Spier Jr. and his family of Charlotte, N.C. She will always be remembered by her many friends from school, from the places that she and Bill lived during his military career and in Southern California, where they lived for 20 years. Dot was buried Aug. 12 at Arlington National Cemetery next to her beloved husband, a career officer in the Air Force. A Celebration of Life will be held in Palm Desert this fall. Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

MRS. BOOTH
BEULAH -- Mrs. Mildred Y. Booth, 90, of Beulah died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004 at her residence. Graveside services are scheduled Friday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. EDT at Fairfax Cemetery with the Rev. Henry E. Hulgan of Hapeville, Ga., officiating. Mrs. Booth is survived by two sons, David (Sallie) Booth of Beulah and Bobby (Rebecca) Booth of Hurtsboro; four grandchildren, Paul (Linda) Booth of Beulah, Tamara Booth of Beulah, Daniel (Brandy) Booth of Beulah and Amy Booth of Beulah; and three great-grandchildren, Brana Booth, Brittnee Booth and Cole Booth. Born Dec. 17, 1913 in Covington, Ky., Mrs. Booth was the daughter of the late Maude and Harry Shoemaker. She traveled the United States with her husband who served in the U.S. Army. She was a seamstress and an avid gardener. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Booth; her brothers, Woodrow and Melvin Shoemaker; and her sister, Elizabeth Pribble. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice in her memory. The family will receive friends Thursday, Aug. 19 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is handling arrangements.

MRS. GRAY
VALLEY -- Mrs. Joyce Gray, 74, of Valley died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004 at George H. Lanier Nursing Home. Graveside services are scheduled Friday, Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. at Langdale Cemetery with Dr. Randy Williams officiating. Mrs. Gray is survived by her daughter, Gail Heath of Auburn; her brother, Lynwood Wadkins of Valley; and a niece, Debbie (Larry) Boettcher of Marietta, Ga. Born Aug. 16, 1930 in Langdale, Mrs. Gray was the dughter of the late Annie Joe Hamil Wadkins and Crayton Wadkins. She was a retired employee of WestPoint Pepperell's Fairview Mill. Mrs. Gray was preceded in death by her husband, James Gray. She was a member of Valley First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Chattahoochee Hospice in honor of Mrs. Gray. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley is handling arrangements.

MISS SMITH
VALLEY -- Miss Mary C. Smith, 52, of Valley died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004 at George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital in Valley. Funeral services are scheduled Friday, Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. at Community Baptist Church in Valley with the Rev. David Core officiating and the Revs. Napoleon Darden, Corley Huguley and W.G. Wimberly assisting. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Valley. Miss Smith is survived by four sisters, Annie (Cleveland) Sykes of Decatur, Ala., Annie (Clint) Stallworth of Lanett, Mary (Johnny) Weathers of Lanett and Virginia (Walter) Madry of Valley; two brothers, Clettes Smith of Brunswick, Ga., and Anaias Smith Jr. of Opelika; a special friend, John Trammell; a special cousin, Leona Dawkins; nine nieces and 20 nephews. Mrs. Smith was born in Lee County on Dec. 25, 1951. She was a member of Community Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Thursday evening, Aug. 19 from 7 until 8 p.m. at Unity Mortuary in Valley. The remains will lie in state Friday, Aug. 20 from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour. Unity Mortuary of Valley is handling arrangements.

MRS. WILLIAMS
LaFAYETTE -- Mrs. Nellie Mae Williams, 90, of LaFayette died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 20 at Ozias Baptist Church in Camp Hill at 2 p.m. CDT with the Rev. O.C. Stiggers officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Williams is survived by three daughters, Lelar Mae Williams and Joann (Charlie Will) Ross, both of LaFayette, and Nelene Bland of Miami, Fla.; one daughter-in-law, Odie Jeanette Williams of Miami; six sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was a long-time member of Ozias Baptist Church. Vines Funeral Home Inc. of LaFayette is handling arrangements.

MR. CARTER
TUSKEGEE -- Mr. Winston DeRoyal Carter, 29, of Tuskegee died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004 in Tuskegee. Funeral services are scheduled Thursday, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. at Wall Street A.M.E. Church in Tallassee, Ala., with the Rev. H.S. White officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Carter is survived by his mother, Alfreda Morris of Kingston, N.Y.; his father, Daniel D. Burney of LaFayette; two sons, Deontae' and Anthony of Tuskegee; five daughters, Tania, Janay, Sharonda, Tashauna and Kaitlyn of Tuskegee; one brother, Deontae Burney of Tuskegee; two sisters, Ashley Burney of Tuskegee and Alicia Stewart of Tallassee; and a special companion, Pam Purnell of Tuskegee. Mr. Carter was born in Macon County Jan, 1, 1975. Silmon/Seroyer Funeral Home of LaFayette is handling arrangements.


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