Dewey T. Long
77, retired, Phil Campbell
Funeral for Dewey T. Long was held Wednesday, May 21, 2 p.m., at Pleasant Hill Congregational Methodist Church with Bro. David Phillips officiating.
Burial was in the Loosier Cemetery in Town Creek with Akins Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Long died Sunday, May 18, 1997, at Carraway Hospital in Birmingham.
He was a Lawrence County native. Mr. Long was retired from HPL, IL of Illinois. He was a World War II veteran. Mr. Long was preceded in death by his wife, Helen L. Long.
Survivors include four sons, Willard Long of Aurora, Ohio, Billy Long of Cottondale, Bobby Long of Town Creek and Scott Long of Perryville, Ark.; seven daughters, Betty Ergle and Kathy Morgan, both of Phil Campbell, Charlotte May of Pontiac, Mich., Joyce Castro and Debbie Long, both of Chicago, Ill. and April Peoples of Perryville; three sisters, Gladys Ledford of Nashville, Opal Miller of Chicago and Audrey McDonald of Illinois; 24 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Grandsons were the pallbearers.
Martha Faye Dawson
56, Town Creek
Martha Faye Dawson died on Thursday, May 15, 1997, at Eliza Coffee Hospital in Florence.
The funeral was held Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m., at Lawrence Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Carl Gaston and Edward Hood officiating.
Burial was in the Union Hill Cemetery.
She was born in Lawrence County to Hiram and Velma Cook. Mrs. Dawson was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Jake Dawson; a son, Larry Dawson of Town Creek; one brother, Robert Cook of Tuscaloosa; two sisters, Patsy Montgomery of Decatur and Pam Folz of Delaware; and one grandson.
Pallbearers were Keith Cameron, John Love, Cliff Jones, James Montgomery, Tony Dawson and Greg White.
47, truck driver, Town Creek
Funeral for Charles Chaney who died Wednesday, May 14, 1997, at Northwest Medical Center, was held Friday, May 16. The 2 p.m. service was held at Lawrence Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Larry Crumpton officiating.
Burial was in the Mt. Hope United Methodist Cemetery.
Mr. Chaney was born in Lawrence County. He was a truck driver for Shelby Construction and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Chaney; five sons, Chad Chaney, Eric Chaney and Shane Whitworth, all of Town Creek, Terry Chaney of Giddens, Texas and Jerry Chaney of LaGrange, Ga.; two daughters, Penny Chaney of Town Creek and Kristi Wilson of Somerville; his parents, Flora Chaney and Alfred Chaney of Russellville; three brothers, Ray Chaney, Grady Chaney and J. R. Chaney, all of Russellville; two sisters, Mable Peoples of Moulton and Gertrude Borden of Russellville; one grandchild; and his grandmother, Mary Borden of Moulton.
Pallbearers were Anthony Whitworth, Jerramie Borden, Joe Webb, George Brannan, Robert Jones, Ronald Gibson and Jeff York.
90, sawmill manager, Moulton
Funeral for Hazelle Burch was held Monday, May 19, 10 a.m., at Elliott Funeral Home with Don Laymon officiating.
Burial was in the Landersville Cemetery.
Ms. Burch died Saturday, May 17, 1997, at Lawrence Baptist Medical Center.
She was born in Lawrence County and was a member of Mayfair Church of Christ.
She is survived by several relatives.
Pallbearers were Larry Latham, Dempsey Berryman, Bruce Newton, Bob Newton, Lelon Henson and James Latham.
40, Town Creek
Funeral arrangements for Thrice Woods, who died Friday, May 16, 1997, in Decatur, will announced by Reynolds Funeral Home.
Mary Lee Witt
81, homemaker, Mount Hope
Funeral for Mary Lee Witt was held Tuesday, May 27, 3 p.m., at Lawrence Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Roger Houston officiating.
Burial was in the Old Bethel Cemetery in Colbert County.
She died Sunday, May 25, 1997, at National Healthcare Center in Moulton.
Miss Witt was born in Lawrence County to Claude and Annie Belle Harris Witt Sr. She was a Christian and a charter member of New Zion Baptist Church.
Survivors include a brother, Walter Witt of Courtland; two sisters, Juanita Jeffreys and Annie Mae Owens, both of Town Creek.
Pallbearers were Max Witt, Danny Jeffreys, Billy Joe Wimberly, Butch Walker, Clay Duncan and Willard Hagood.
Lisa Ann Pettus
37, Town Creek
Lisa Ann Pettus died Thursday, May 22, 1997, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
The funeral was held Sunday, May 25, 2 p.m., at Elkins East Funeral Home chapel with Brother Phil Russell, pastor of First Baptist Church of Town Creek, officiating.
Burial was in the Pettus Cemetery in Lexington.
She was a 1978 graduate of Grace Baptist High School and attended Calhoun Community College. Miss Pettus was a member of the First Baptist Church in Town Creek, where she was a member of the Single Adult Sunday School Class. She also assisted in local elections. Miss Pettus was preceded in death by her father, William Henry Pettus.
Survivors include her twin sister, Resa Bea Pettus Self of Huntsville; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers were cousins and deacons from the First Baptist Church in Town Creek. Deacons also served as honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lawrence County Chapter.