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MRS. HENRY
SMRYNA, Ga. -- Mrs. Agnes S. Henry, beloved wife, mother and grandmother of Smyrna died at the age of 73 on Monday, Aug. 2, 2004. Funeral services are scheduled Friday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. at St. Jude's Episcopal Church of Marietta, Ga. Mrs. Henry is survived by her husband of 51 years, Roger M. Henry; one daughter, Florence Henry and husband Field Coxe of Avondale Estates, Ga.; two sons, Joel Henry and wife Lisa of Tiger, Ga. and Roger Henry Jr. and wife Kate of Asheville, N.C.; and six grandchildren, Joel Henry Jr., Elizabeth Henry, Leah Henry, Riley Henry, Lucy Coxe and Landon Henry. Born Sept. 28, 1930 in Chambers County, Mrs. Henry was the daughter of the late William Jasper Smith and Annie Florence Wilson. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Willie Rozelle Reynolds and Bennie Sue Dabbs. She graduated from Crawford Long Nursing School in Atlanta, and she helped found St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Marietta. Mrs. Henry was devoted to helping those less fortunate, volunteering at St. Jude's Thrift Shop for more than 40 years, which funded the 150th Habitat for Humanity House in Cobb County. She was known for her straight-forward manner, quick wit and love of family. She will be missed by all. The family will receive guests at Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna Thursday, Aug. 5 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude's Episcopal Church, 220 Windy Hill Road S.W., Marietta, Ga. 30060. Carmichael Funeral Home of Smyrna is handling arrangements.

MR. McWHORTER
WEST POINT -- Mr. James "David" McWhorter, 35, of West Point died Saturday, July 31, 2004 at Newnan West Hospital. A memorial service is scheduled Thursday, Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. at Hunter-Allen-Myhand Chapel in LaGrange with the Rev. Gary Kirkendall officiating. Mr. McWhorter is survived by his wife, Karen Schmitte McWhorter of West Point; one son, James David "Jamie" McWhorter Jr. of West Point; his mother, Polly Brooks McWhorter of LaGrange; one brother and sister-in-law, Joseph Matthew "Matt" and Heather McWhorter of Valley; two sisters, Dianne Lynn McWhorter of LaGrange and Dana (Gary) Noon of Williamson, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. Born March 24, 1969 in Chambers County, Mr. McWhorter was a millwright with Ava Industrial Contractors. He had lived in West Point for the past 13 years. The family will be at the home of his mother, Polly McWhorter, at 211 Cumberland Drive in LaGrange. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Aug. 4 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home in LaGrange. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made at the funeral home in honor of Mr. McWhorter. Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home in LaGrange is handling arrangements.

MR. BELL
VALLEY -- Mr. Charles "Bogie" Bell, 75, of Valley died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. at Langdale United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roger Thompson and the Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Johnson Memorial Gardens. He is survived by his wife, Ida Faye Bell; his daughter, Jennifer (Terry) Reaves of Valley; his mother, Ruth Bell of Valley; his brother, Don Bell of LaGrange; his sister, Shirley Kemp of Dunwoody, Ga.; and two grandchildren, Charles David Reaves and Jessica Reaves, both of Valley. Mr. Bell was born May 22, 1929 in Montgomery, Ala. He played football at Auburn University in 1949 as a freshman and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served two years in the U.S. Army and four years in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from WestPoint Stevens, where he worked in the Engineering Department at the Service Center. He was a member of Langdale United Methodist Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Harold Bell Sr. The family respectfully declines the honor of flowers and asks that memorials be made to the Humane Society or to one's favorite charity in his memory. The family will receive friends Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley is in charge of arrangements.

MRS. ELLIS
LANETT -- Mrs. Diane Kent Ellis, 66, of Lanett died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley with the Rev. John Shipman officiating. Burial will follow at Fairfax Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Robert Ellis; three daughters, Donna (John) Baker of Cusseta, Robin Ellis of Prattville, Ala., and Christi Ellis of Lanett; three grandchildren, Amy Lewis, Jennifer Talbot and Ashley Baker; two sisters, Susie Smith of Atlanta and Toppy Bailey of Opelika; and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ellis was born Sept. 8, 1937 in Valley. She was a member of Huguley Church of the Nazarene and a former buyer for WestPoint Stevens. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Huguley Church of the Nazarene in her memory. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Aug. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley is in charge of arrangements.

MRS. GOLDEN
WEST POINT -- Mrs. Barbara Ann Golden, 55, of Crossville, Tenn., formerly of Cusseta, died Thursday, July 29, 2004 in Ware County, Ga. Funeral services were scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. at McCarthy Funeral Home in West Point with the Revs. Johnny Peardon and Leon Davis officiating. Burial followed in Marseilles Cemetery. Mrs. Golden is survived by two sons, Jeff Golden of Scottsboro, Ala., and Michael Golden of Bridgeport, Ala.; three sisters, Jane Ann Davis of Opelika, Doris Moon of Cusseta and Sue Jet Coward of Pine Mountain; one brother, David James of Lanett; and six grandchildren. Born in Troup County April 22, 1949, Mrs. Golden was the daughter of the late Tiny Barbara Johnson and the late William James. She was a member of Bible Church of God. She was a pastor with the Union City Bible Church. Mrs. Golden died of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Waycross, Ga., while on vacation. The family received friends Monday, Aug. 2 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. McCarthy Funeral Home in West Point handled arrangements.

MR. GOLDEN
WEST POINT -- Mr. Larry M. Golden, 57, of Crossville, Tenn., formerly of Cusseta, died Thursday, July 31, 2004 in Ware County, Ga. Funeral services were scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. at McCarthy Funeral Home in West Point with the Revs. Johnny Peardon and Leon Davis officiating. Burial followed in Marseilles Cemetery in West Point. Mr. Golden is survived by two sons, Jeff Golden of Scottsboro, Ala., and Michael Golden on Bridgeport, Ala.; his parents, Frank and Virginia Golden of Opelika; three sisters, Mary Ann Lipp of Pine Mountain, Betty Sue Cain of Blountsville, Ala., and Debbie Branham of Gaston, Ala.; one brother, James Golden of Opelika; and six grandchildren. Born in Lee County Jan. 16, 1947, Mr. Golden was a member of Bible Church of God. He was a long-time employee of Huguley Oil Co. and was formerly employed with WestPoint Pepperell. Mr. Golden died of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Waycross, Ga., while on vacation. The family greeted friends Monday, Aug. 2 from 7 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. McCarthy Funeral Home of West Point handled arrangements.

MRS. GUNN
LANETT -- Mrs. Ruth Grady Gunn, 82, of Lanett died Monday, July 26, 2004 at Hospice LaGrangein LaGrange, Ga. Mrs. Gunn, born on Oct. 5, 1921, was the daughter of the late Morgan and Anne Matthews Grady. She was born in Five Points but lived in Lanett most of her life. During the past 15 months, she was a resident of Florence Hand Home in LaGrange. A member of First United Methodist Church in Lanett, she was a choir member and soloist for 60 years. For ten years prior to moving to Florence Hand, she served as program chairperson for the "Young At Heart" senior adult luncheons at her church. While at Florence Hand, she played the piano for the residents there. She was preceded in death by a brother, Col. John W. Grady of Auburn; a sister, Margaret Grady Smith of West Point; and her former husband, James H. Gunn of Lanett. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Rick Shaver of Kingsport, Tenn.; a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Donna Gunn of Old Hickory, Tenn.; a son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Julie Gunn of Greenville, Texas; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, a brother, Jack (Jean) Grady of LaGrange; a sister, Anne (Edwin) Miller of Ann Arbor, Mich; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Lanett Saturday, Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Joyce Akridge and the Rev. Danny Smith officiating. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lanett First United Methodist Church or to one's favorite charity. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley is in charge of arrangements.

MR. SNOWDEN
VALLEY -- Mr. C.J. Snowden, 77, of Valley died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004 at his residence. Graveside services are scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. in Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Fred Buchanan officiating. Mr. Snowden is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Snowden; four children, Lana (Donnie) Beck of Valley, Suellen Snowden of Valley, Marc Snowden of Valley and Mike (Kathy) Snowden of Valley; six grandchildren, Tammy (Jody) Edmondson, Don Beck, Jeff Snowden, Adam Snowden, Drew Snowden and Zack Snowden; three great-grandchildren, Brady Edmondson, Kersten Beck and Dylan Beck; one sister, Bobbie (Donald) Trammell of West Point; one brother-in-law, Jerry (Margaret) Andrews of Valley; and one sister-in-law, Frances Snowden of Lanett. Born Nov. 27, 1926 in Cave Springs, Ga., Mr. Snowden was the son of the late Bertha Turner Snowden and W.D. Snowden. He was the owner and operator of C.J.'s Service Station in River View and was an active member of River View Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was preceded in death by his brother, Herman Snowden. The family respectfully declines the gift of flowers and asks that memorials be made to the River View Baptist Church Building Fund or to East Alabama Hospice in his memory. The family will receive friends Monday, Aug. 2 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is handling arrangements.

MR. STAPLES
LANETT -- Mr. Jack Staples, 70, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004 at George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital in Valley. A memorial service is scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. at McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with the Rev. Gary C. Cotney officiating. Mr. Staples is survived by his wife, Alice Crowder Staples of Lanett; one daughter, Kay (Ed) Zito of Atlanta; two sons, Danny (Nancy) Staples of Lanett and Keith (Janet) Newton of Hiram, Ga.; one sister, Jean (Harold) Lashley of Lanett; two brothers, Joe Staples of Roanoke and Mike (Joan) Staples of Atlanta; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Born in Chambers County April 6, 1934, Mr. Staples was the son of the late Ida Pearl Pogue Staples and the late William B. "Bill" Staples. of Lanett. He was the owner and operator of Valley Supply Co. on Cusseta Road for more than 30 years before his retirement. Mr. Staples was an avid vintage car collector and loved to restore old automobiles. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to your favorite charity in Mr. Staples' memory. McCarthy Funeral Home in West Point is handling arrangements.

MR. STORY
VALLEY -- Mr. Clifford Story, 82, of Valley died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004 at his residence. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. at Reeds Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in West Point with the Rev. Rusty Letson officiating. He is survived by five children, Martha Richardson, Clifford Story Jr., Joan Story and Vickie Bell, all of Valley, and Gregg Story of Waverly; four sisters, Lorene Oliver of New Site, Mary Sessions of Wadley, Ethel McGill of LaGrange and Goldie Caldwell of Texas; 14 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Born July 9, 1922 in Tallapoosa County, Ala., Mr. Story was the son of the late Pearl Moran Story and Henry Franklin Story. He was a former employee of WestPoint Pepperell's Lanett Mill and a veteran of World War II, where he served with the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his son, Donnie Story. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice in his memory. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley is in charge of arrangements.

MRS. MICKLE
LaFAYETTE -- Mrs. Clara Mickle, 79, of LaFayette died Friday, July 30, 2004 at Florence Hand Home in LaGrange. Funeral services were scheduled Monday, Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. at LaFayette Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Howard officiating. Burial followed at LaFayette City Cemetery. Mrs. Mickle is survived by two daughters, Toni Cauble of LaGrange and Brenda Murray of LaFayette; one son, Sid Mickle of LaGrange; one sister, Zelma Lamb of LaFayette; three brothers, Royce White of Abanda, Harold White of LaFayette and Larry White of Opelika; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Born Feb. 14, 1925 in Tallapoosa County, Ala., Mrs. Mickle was a member of LaFayette Heights Baptist Church. She was retired from Avondale Mills as personnel manager after 44 years of service. Mrs. Mickle graduated from Southern Union State Junior College at the age of 52. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LaFayette Heights Baptist Church. The family received friends at the Jeff Jones Funeral Home Sunday, Aug. 1 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Jeff Jones Funeral Home of LaFayette handled arrangements.

MR. SLAUGHTER
FIVE POINTS -- Mr. Charlie Lewis Slaughter, 73, of Five Points died Saturday, July 31, 2004 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. CDT at Sweet Home Baptist Church in Five Points with the Rev. Allen Simpson officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Baptist #2 Cemetery in LaFayette. Mr. Slaughter is survived by one brother, Walker Slaughter of Roanoke; and two sisters, Mattie Slaughter of Five Points and Emma (John) Gray of Atlanta. He was born Dec. 25, 1930 in Chambers County. Silmon/Seroyer Funeral Home in LaFayette is handling arrangements.

MR. CARWELL
LaFAYETTE -- Mr. Webster Carwell, 50, of LaFayette died Wednesday, July 28, 2004 in Wedowee. Funeral services are scheduled Monday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. at Poplar Springs Baptist Church in LaFayette with Pastor Jerone Fannin officiating. Burial will follow in Handy Cemetery. Mr. Carwell is survived by his wife, Shairl Carwell of Valley; his mother, Louise Robinson of LaFayette, one son, Masontae (Shameka) Carwell of Lanett; three daughters, LaKeyshia Brooks, Neanna Brooks and Oushika Brooks, all of Lanett; one stepson, Jacobie Brooks of LaFayette; three grandchildren, Quadravious Cofield, Edtrentavious Summers and Jusantae Carwell, all of Lanett; nine brothers, Henry (Carolyn) Carwell and Bobbie Carwell, both of LaFayette, Doyle (Brenda) Carwell of Hurtsboro, Ala., Roosevelt (Annie) Carwell, Jimmy (Natasha) Carwell and William (Evone) Carwell, all of LaFayette, Franklin Carwell of Columbus, Ohio, Daryl Carwell and James (Joyce) Carwell; four sisters, Geneva Brewer, Millie (Charles) Carwell, Judy (Billy Ferrell) and Susie Walton, all of LaFayette; a special uncle, Roosevelt Carr of LaFayette; and three aunts. Born in Chambers County Sept. 16, 1953, Mr. Carwell was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Silmon/Seroyer Funeral Home of LaFayette is handling arrangements.

MR. LEE
WEST POINT -- Mr. Calvin Lee Sr., 64, of West Point died Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital in Valley. Funeral services are scheduled Saturday, July 31 at 3 p.m. at Goodsell United Methodist Church in Lanett with the Revs. Horace Blount III, Walter Darden and Sara Cameron officiating. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery (water works) in West Point. Mr. Lee is survived by two daughters, Marie Carter and Regina (Steven) McQueen, both of West Point; one son, Calvin (Keeley) Lee Jr. of La Plata, Md.; four sisters, Edith (Nathaniel) Fannings Jr. of Lanett, Florine (Morris) Griggs of Lanett, Sarah (Sammy) Baker Jr. of West Point and Mary Phine-Peters (Donald) Potts of West Point; one brother, Fletcher (Odell) Lee Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; a devoted cousin, Willie Sambula, of Lanett; and eight grandchildren. A special thanks from the family to the following individuals: George Roberts, Hugh Boyd, Victor Bailey, Christina Delacruz and Harvey Davidson, Spectrum Store #3 employees. Born November 6, 1939 in West Point, Mr. Lee was a member of Goodsell United Methodist Church. The remains will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services. Visitation begins today at 2 p.m. at Unity Funeral Home in Valley. Unity Funeral Home in Valley is handling arrangements.

MRS. LEE
LANETT -- Mrs. Katie Lee of Lanett died Thursday, July 29, 2004 at Beverly Healthcare Center in Lanett. Mrs. Lee is survived by two sons, James (Mattie) Carston of Lanett and Robert Carston of Williamstown, N.J.; 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and other relatives. A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. Lee was born May 12, 1927. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Mozell Loyd Carston. Mrs. Lee was a food service worker and was a member of the Paradise Emanuel Baptist Church in Philadelphia. The family will receive friends at Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home in LaGrange Saturday, July 31 from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. The body will be sent to Yarborough and Rocke Funeral Home, 1001 N. 63rd St. in Philadelphia, for the funeral service and burial on Tuesday. Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home in LaGrange is handling arrangements.

MRS. SHELTON
PELL CITY, Ala. -- Mrs. Ernestine H. Shelton of Pell City died at her residence Tuesday, July 26, 2004. Funeral services are scheduled Saturday, July 31 at 1 p.m. at Rocky Zion Baptist Church in Pell City. She was the niece of Christine R. Simpson of Lanett. Armour Funeral Home of Alexander City is handling arrangements.

MS. WILLIAMS
LaFAYETTE -- Ms. Mary Sue Williams, 63, of White Plains, N.Y., died Thursday, July 22, 2004 at White Plains Hospital. Funeral services are scheduled Thursday, July 29 at 2 p.m. CDT at Pine Grove United Methodist Church in LaFayette with the Rev. Cecelia Broome officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Ms. Williams is survived by her daughter, Rose Mary (Milton) McCants of Lanett; her mother Lucy Carrie Williams of LaFayette; two brothers, Robert (Joann) Williams of West Point and Gregory (Yolanda) Williams of Birmingham, Ala.; four sisters, Charlie Lue Williams of White Plains, Juanita Samuels, Carrie (Donald) Perry and Patricia Ann Williams, all of LaFayette; three nieces, Pamela and Jessica Williams and Anastasia Perry, all of LaFayette; six nephews, LaCourtney and JaCorey Williams, William and Wes Samuels and Donald Perry Jr., all of LaFayette, and Derrick Perry of Lemoore, Calif.; one uncle, Willie C. Ross of LaFayette; two grandchildren, Damion Williams of Lanett and Crystal (Deon) Wright of Opelika; one great-grandchild, Nakia Williams of LaFayette; and special friends Dermarcus McCoy and James Smith. Ms. Williams was born Jan, 17, 1941 in Jefferson County, Ala. She was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church. Silmon/Seroyer Funeral Home of LaFayette is handling arrangements.

MRS. MARTIN
VALLEY -- Mrs. Dorothy J. Kennedy Martin, 71, of Opelika died Monday, July 26, 2004 at Care Center of Opelika. Funeral services are scheduled Wednesday, July 28 at 2 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery in Lee County. Mrs. Martin is survived by two daughters, Juanita Morris of Opelika and Freada (Jay) Herndon of Opelika; one sister, Betty Salas of Valley; one brother, Douglas (Shirley) Kennedy; two granddaughters, Lisa Fordham of Opelika and Melissa Carpenter of Opelika; one great-granddaughter, Angel Fordham of Opelika; two grandsons, James Carpenter and Timothy Carpenter; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Born Oct. 10, 1932, Mrs. Martin was the daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth Riddle Kennedy and John Henry Kennedy. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Opelika. Mrs. Martin loved fishing, going to church, singing in the kitchen while she cooked and NASCAR racing. The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 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. SLAKER
COLUMBUS -- Mrs. Lynn Power Slaker, 48, died Sunday, July 25, 2004 of breast cancer at the Medical Center of Columbus in Columbus, Ga. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 27 at 7 p.m. at St. Mark United Methodist Church in Columbus. Mrs. Slaker is survived by her husband, Chuck Slaker; her children, Joseph, Merideth, Kimberly and John Slaker of Columbus and Tarah Turner Wilson of Bel Air, Md.; a stepson, Cary Slaker, his wife, Jennifer and their son, Charlie of Cumming, Ga.; her mother, Sara Jarrell Power of Lanett; one brother, Johnny Power, his wife, Joy, and their children, Halley and Jake, of Huguley; her mother-in-law, Dorothy Slaker of Columbus; an uncle, Jack Jarrell and his wife, Barbara, of Charlotte, N.C.; an aunt, June Maddox, of Valley; and many other cousins and loved ones. She was born Feb. 11, 1956 to Sarah Power and the late John L. Power of Lanett. She has touched the lives of many in Columbus as a passionate advocate for children through her volunteer service with Georgia PTA, the Sara Spano PTA Clothing Bank, the Columbus Public Library, Girl Scouts of America, Little League, ASA Softball and numerous other charitable and educational activities. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (1-800-IM-AWARE) or the Sara Spano PTA Clothing Bank (706-649-0812).

MR. GRIFFIN
FIVE POINTS -- Mr. Theodore R. Griffin Jr., 70, of Five Points died Thursday, July 22, 2004 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. Funeral services are scheduled Tuesday, July 27 at 1 p.m. at Sweet Home Baptist Church in Five Points with the Rev. Allen Simpson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Griffin is survived by a devoted wife of 43 years, Betty J. Griffin; two sons, Theodore R. Griffin III and Robert B. Griffin, both of Five Points; five daughters, Anita Gardner of Houston, Texas, Regina Griffin of Roanoke, LaRita D. Griffin, LaToya Griffin and Victoria Griffin, all of Five Points; one brother, Marvin (Helen) Griffin of Houston, Texas; four sisters, Frances O'Neal of Atwater, Calif., Virginia (Bill) Evans of Indianapolis, Ind., Quida Peay of Five Points and Annie Hearn of Indianapolis; five grandsons, two granddaughters and many more relatives and friends. Mr. Griffin was a member of Sweet Home Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He retired from the Navy after 30 years of service. Mr. Griffin served his country in both the Cuban Crisis and the Vietnam War. He then had a 14-year career with Alagasco. Mr. Griffin was noted for always being concerned about the well being of others and was constantly helping others in the Chambers County and Lee County communities. The family will receive friends Monday, July 26 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Vines Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette. Vines Funeral Home of LaFayette is handling arrangements.

MR. SANDERS
CHILDERSBURG, Ala. -- Funeral services are pending for Mr. Harvey Sanders of Childersburg, who died Saturday, July 24, 2004 at his home. He is the brother of Mike Sanders, who lives in the Valley area. Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home of Columbiana, Ala., is handling arrangements.

MRS. SIGGERS
DALTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Doris Y. Siggers, 85, of Dalton, formerly of Valley, died Saturday, July 24, 2004 in Dalton. Funeral services were scheduled Monday, July 26 at 11 a.m. in Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley with Dr. Jerome King officiating. Burial followed in Fairfax Cemetery. Mrs. Siggers is survived by one daughter, Mary Ann (A.G.) Caldwell of Anderson, S.C.; one son, Kenneth (Marianne) Keith of Chatsworth, Ga.; four grandchildren, Kenneth (Jodi) Keith of Thomson, Ga., Brad (Mei) Keith of Bellvue, Neb., Grenelda (Rhett) Caldwell Melton of Gastonia, N.C., and Keith Caldwell of Greenwood, S.C; and six great-grandchildren. Born Oct. 29, 1918 in Lee County, Mrs. Siggers was the daughter of the late W.O. Yarbrough and Annie Adams Yarbrough. She was first and foremost a housewife. Mrs. Siggers was employed at Fairfax Mill for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Shawmut. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by husbands Henry Keith and Leo Siggers and a sister, Virginia Leak. The family received visitors at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley Sunday evening. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley handled arrangements.


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