Bozena Elaine Rester
Graveside services for Bozena Elaine Rester, 31, were Sunday at 3 p.m. at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Kent Mattox officiating and Heritage Chapel Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Rester died Thursday at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, Robert S. Rester of Jacksonville; four daughters, Nina D. Rester, L. Jeanette Rester, Deidra M. Rester and Alida B. Rester, all of Jacksonville; a son, Tyler L. Raisner; her mother, Bozena Pilacik of Easton, Pa.; her father, Henry Kicki of New Jersey; a sister and brother-in-law, Joanna and George Shepherd of Easton, Pa.; a niece, Dakota Shepherd of Easton and a nephew, Sage Shepherd of Easton; a grandfather, R. T. Zalewski of Poland; an aunt, Agnes Solakov of New Jersey and an uncle, Longin Zalewski of Poland.
Pallbearers were Noble Skinner, Jesse Minton, Brandon Sapp, Ronnie Morrison and Chip Rester.
Honorary pallbearers were Beverly Wilkins, the employees of Union Foundry, Word Alive Church, Ethicon Inc., of Somerville, N. J., pastor Kent Mattox and McWane Pipe employees.
Mrs. Rester as a member of Word Alive Church in Anniston.
Avis Jeanette Dempsey
Services for Avis Jeanette Dempsey, 84, were Monday at 2 p.m. at Angel Grove Baptist Church, with the Revs. Gene Burgess and Larry Hughes officiating. Burial was in Patterson Cemetery, with K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in charge.
Mrs. Burgess died Saturday at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Janda and Buddy Ledbetter of Piedmont; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Patsy Dempsey of Jacksonville; a brother, Crawford Couch of Jacksonville; a grandson, Chris Dempsey and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Bobby Whorton, Luther Morgan, Earl Lockette, Larry Couch, Derrel Jordan, Danny Lakins, Sam Pritchett and James Haynes.
Mrs. Dempsey was a native and lifelong resident of Calhoun County and a member of Asberry Baptist Church. She was active in school fund-raising. She was a charter member of the Calhoun County Family and Community Education Council, was active with the organization for more than 50 years, and was president of the Asberry chapter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernon Dempsey, and a brother, Garvin Couch.
Pearl C. Wilson
Services for Pearl C. Wilson, 89, were Thursday at 1 p.m. at St. Paul CME Church with the Revs. Willie Clyde Jones and Janice Blackmon officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with Ervin Funeral Chapel in charge.
Mrs. Wilson died Sept. 7 at Jacksonville Hospital.
Survivors include three daughters, Nettie Frank Wilson of Jacksonville, Juliaette Summerville of Edgewood, Md., and Cora Dorsey of Columbus, Ga.; a sister, Daisey Stallion Curtis McGhee of Columbus, Ohio; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Cephus Cannon, Russell Harrell, Charlie Harrell and Adolph Anders.
Mrs. Wilson was a member of St. Paul CME Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Frank “Jack” Wilson.
Phyllis S. West
Services for Phyllis S. West, 56, were Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Jim Robertson and Bob Bone officiating. Burial was at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. West died Sunday at Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, Jesse K. West of Jacksonville; a daughter, Patricia West of Kennesaw, Ga.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Leslie West of Rocky Mount, N. C., and Rayford West and his fiancee, Jennifer Hartman of Burtonsville, Md.; her mother, Naomi Sherburne of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a sister, Elizabeth Johnson of Clinton, N. J.; a brother, John Sherburne of St. Petersburg; two grandchildren, Blake West and Madison West; and three nieces and 10 nephews.
Pallbearers were John Peppers, Rodney Tillison, Paul Brouillette, Allen Gilbert, Mike K. Barnwell and Tom Medley.
Honorary pallbearers were the staff, trainers and adult and girl members of the Girl Scouts of Cottaquilla Council.
Mrs. West was the training and camp director of the Girl Scouts of Cottaquilla Council. She was a troop leader and a volunteer for 10 years. She was preceded in death by her father, John H. Sherburne.
Donations may be made to Camp Cottaquilla, Girl Scouts of Cottaquilla Council, 1619 Christine Ave., Anniston 36207.
Mable Poole Shirey
Services for Mable Poole Shirey, 90, formerly of DeKalb County, will be today at 11 a.m. at W. T. William Funeral Chapter near Fyffe. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Fort Payne.
Mrs. Shirey died Sunday in Fort Payne.
Survivors include a son, Rodney D. Shirey of Jacksonville; a daughter, Dianne Walker of Colorado Springs, Colo; a sister, Janet Poole Steele of Fort Payne; five grandchildren, Landon Shirey, Michael Walker, Ben Walker, Scott Walker and Lauren Shirey; and a great-grandchild, T. J. Walker.
Mrs. Shirey was a native of DeKalb County and a graduate of Geraldine High School, where she was a member of the state championship basketball team of 1929. She attended Jacksonville Normal School and was a charter member of First Baptist Church in Geraldine. She was a former member of First Baptist Church in Fort Payne and Scottsboro and a member of Kelly’s Chapel in DeKalb County.
She was a former elementary school teacher, and she and her late husband, Valdor T. Shirey, were the owners of Shirey’s Home Center in Fort Payne.
Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church of Jacksonville.
Martha Street Pace
Services for Martha Street Pace, 54, of Piedmont were Sunday at 3 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Piedmont, with the Revs. Derek Smith, Tommy McCoy and Hayward Clark officiating. Burial followed in Piedmont Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Pace died Thursday at Regional Medical Center in Anniston.
Survivors include a son, Matt Pace of Piedmont; her father, Orville Street of Piedmont; three sisters, Julia Llomparte of Piedmont, Myra Dryden of Anniston and LaFonda Hilburn of Exie; two special friends, Doris Kirkpatrick and Betty Roberts; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Nick Dryden, Joey Dryden, Cale Hilburn, Shane Tolbert, Gerald Kirkpatrick and Jay Kirkpatrick.
Mrs. Pace, a native and lifelong resident of the Piedmont area, was retired from Pleasant Valley School and was teaching at Trinity Christian School in Piedmont.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Piedmont and served on the Piedmont Parks and Recreation Board.Her husband, Parkie Pace, two children, Lisa Michelle Pace and Jerry Matthew Pace; and her mother, Edith Street, all preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church of Piedmont, 105 N. Main St., Piedmont 36272 or the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, Md. 20852-9813.