TUSCALOOSA - Emma Henry, age 75, died December 18, 2001, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be 11 a.m. Sunday, Chapel of Wills' Funeral Service with Rev. Joe C. Wills officiating. Burial will follow in West Highland Memorial Gardens with Wills' Funeral Service directing. Visitation will be 12 noon until 7 p.m. today.
Lester O. Ray
TUSCALOOSA - Mr. Lester O. Ray, 81, of 5308 E. 10th Street, died December 29, 2001 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be held at Heritage Chapel, Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home is directing.
Rev. Willie H. Knox
KNOXVILLE - Rev. Willie H. Knox, 88 of Route 1, Box 74, died December 24, 2001 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Eutaw. The Rev. Paul Calligan is pastor. The Rev. S.N. Norwood, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Knoxville. Visitation is today from 12:00 noon- 5:00 p.m. at the mortuary. Family hour tonight from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. at Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Knoxville and the body will repose an hour prior to service at First Baptist with McInnis Mortuary of Eutaw entrusted with all arrangements.
COTTONDALE - Harold Kyzer, 71, died December 26, 2001 at Forest Manor Nursing Home. Services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from Cottondale Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Arsenault officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Baptist Cemetery with Heritage Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation is tonight from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie instate one hour prior to services.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his guardian niece, Hazel Pierce (John); other nieces, Carolyn Epperson (Ron), Clara Turner (Don), Betty Sellers (Gaython), Janice McCoy, Barbara Jackson and Mary Howell; many other relatives and a host of friends.
Harold was a faithful Christian who loved God, his church and fellowman. He told everyone he met "I Love You" and "Jesus is coming back."
Pallbearers will be nephews.
Honorary pallbearers are members of Cottondale Baptist Church, Dr. Delos Reyes and staff of Forest Manor Nursing Home.
Angelo T. Smith, Jr.
NORTHPORT - Angelo T. Smith, Jr., 18, died December 22, 2001. Services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from Hightown Church with Rev. Marvin Cherry officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Elrod with Wills' Funeral Service, Inc., Northport directing. Visitation is today from 12:00 noon- 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
FORKLAND - Joe Thomas 65, died December 20, 2001 at St. Joseph Hospital, Tampa, Fla. Services will be held Saturday, December 29, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. from Lloyd Chapel Baptist Church, Forkland. Rev. Robert Davis, officiating. Rev. Clayborn May, pastor. Interment church cemetery. Larkin & Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis are entrusted with arrangements.
Charles Forrest Townsend
NORTHPORT - Charles Forrest Townsend, 74, died December 26, 2001 at VA Hospital, Birmingham. Services will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. from Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Pope and Ralph Rice officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Sunset Funeral Home directing. Visitation is tonight from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Elmina Townsend.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Reece Townsend; daughter, Debra Grammer (Phillip), Northport; sons, Randy Townsend (Sheila), Darryl L. Townsend (Lisa); brothers, Jamie Townsend, Thurston Townsend; five grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jordan Townsend, John Grammer, Tracey Townsend, Matthew Rice, Michael Rice, Joseph Edmonson.
Honorary pallbearers are Willie Townsend, Charlie Townsend, John Mitchell, Ralph and Rosie Elmore, Doctors and Nurses of the VA Hospital,
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Fellowship Bible Society P.O. Box 305, Gordo, AL 35466.
GUIN - Kenny Crowe, 43, died Friday, December 28, 2001. Services will be held today, December 30, 2001 at 3:30 p.m. from the Guin First Baptist Church with Burial in the Guin City Cemetery. Norwood Funeral Home of Guin, Ala. is directing
Zachary Bernard “Zack” Caldwell
TULSA - Zachary Bernard "Zack" Caldwell, 36, formerly of Holt, died December 23, 2001 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Services will be held at Central High West Auditorium (formerly Druid High School) on Monday December 31, 2001 at 12:00 Noon. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Gallion, Ala. Visitation will be held today from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Van Hoose & Steele Chapel. Professional services provided by Van Hoose & Steele Funeral Home. The body will lie in state one hour Monday at the Central High West Auditorium.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Louise Caldwell Sanders, and his father, Ernest C. "Snag" Scott.
Survivors include his daughters, Zamikia Caldwell, and Tamikia Caldwell, both of Dallas, Texas; sons, Antonio Graham, Tulsa, Okla., and Marlon Jackson, Dallas, Texas; sisters, Julie (Woodie) Sanders, Jacqueline (Ernest) Horne, Diana Caldwell, Linda Jones, Jacqueline (Henry) Robertson, Tonya Dawson, and Joretha Scott, all of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Marilyn (Sylvester) Caldwell, and Lois Caldwell, Tulsa, Okla., Addie Scott-Porter, Cassandra Scott and Verna Watson, Birmingham, Ala., Dorothy (William) Weaver, Columbia, MD, Earnestine Scott, Decatur, Ga., Stella Watson, and Tamela Watson, Detroit, Mich.; brothers, Alex (Kathy) Sanders, Tulsa, Okla., Napoleon Sears, Smyrna, Ga., Ernest Sears, Author Stokes and Emmanuel Stokes, all of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; uncles, William (Rebecca) Caldwell, Jr., Detroit, Mich., Sammy Scott, Cleveland, Ohio, Robert (Rebecca) Scott, and Tommy Scott, Flint, Mich., and Author Scott, Newbern, Ala.; aunts, Willie (Jessie) Armstrong, Detroit, Mich., Mary Jordan, and Joella (Frank) Robinson, Buffalo, NY, Mary Ann Cabbil, Gallion, Ala., and Alberta Moore, Cleveland, Ohio; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Bryant Allen, Artis Anthony, Demetric Callaway, Keith Carpenter, Emmanuel Horton, Kenny Irvin, Dwight Johnson, Robert Jones, Thomas Kennedy, Sr., Antonio Mack, Robert Mahone, Tim Mitchell, J.T. Sykes, and Sylvester Washington.
Honorary pallbearers are Iron Workers Union, Local 584, Obedient Christian Church, Friends from Tulsa, Okla., and Mohone’s Production.
Chris Glover, 33, died December 30, 2001 in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. Complete arrangements
Marie Watson Long
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Marie Watson Long, 66, died Jan. 27, 2001 at her residence in Memphis. Services will be held at Uniontown Presbyterian Church on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Rosemont Cemetery in Uniontown. Kidd-Robbins Funeral Directors is directing.
BROOKWOOD – Agnes Hayes, 91, 15986 Hwy 216, died Jan. 28, 2001 at Estes North Nursing Home. Services will be held at Memory Chapel Funeral Home on Tuesday at noon with the Rev. Gary Youngblood officiating. Burial will be at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the chapel an hour prior to the service. Memory Chapel Funeral Home is directing.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Oal Hayes.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Judy and Woody Smith of Cottondale, Bruce and Ann Hayes, and a special son, Brad Avery of Brookwood; grandchildren and their spouses, Lee Ann and Jackie Teat, Jill Hayes, Dell and Nickole Smith, Robert and Kim Smith, Tim and DeAnn Smith; great-grandchildren, Christopher Golden, Ashton Lee Golden, Andrew Smith, Tanner Teat, Jake Smith, Taylor Smith and Dustin Teat.
She was a member of the Brookwood United Methodist Church, and was active in the women’s WSCS.
The honorary pallbearer is the Estes North Nursing Home staff.
Dr. Robert Grover Harris
NEW VERNON - Dr. Robert Grover Harris died December 30, 2001 at his home in New Vernon, NJ following a long battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at eleven o’clock on Wednesday at Christ Episcopal Church. Dr. Harris is survived by his wife, Amie Hale Harris, and a daughter Sara Alexandra Harris of New Vernon, NJ; his parents Robert G. and Rebekah Shamblin Harris of Tuscaloosa; two sisters and their husbands; Nancy (Harris) and Larry Perrine of Tuscaloosa, Honey (Harris) and Bob Wheeler of Destin, FL and brother Steve and his wife Kathy Harris of Birmingham. He will also be missed by a large number of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Dr. Harris was born November 21, 1951 in Tuscaloosa, and was descended from old Tuscaloosa families. His grandparents, now deceased, were Mr. and Mrs. Ben E. Harris and Dr. and Mrs. William Grover Shamblin. Dr. Robert Grover Harris was the eleventh practitioner in a distinguished line of physicians of which his maternal Grandfather was the first. Dr. Harris graduated from Tuscaloosa High School in 1970 and then served in the United States Marine Corps. He completed pre-dental studies at The University of Alabama graduating magna cum laude in 1976. He earned a degree in dentistry from New York University in 1980 and then completed a residency in oral and maxilofacial surgery from Rutgers University and Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute. He organized and led a large dental clinic in the New York metropolitan area until his health forced his retirement. Memorials may be sent to Hospice Care or Christ Episcopal Church, or any other charity.
Missouri M. Garrett Eddins
TUSCALOOSA – Funeral services for Missouri M. "Babydoll" Garrett Eddins will be at The New Life Baptist Church today at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Cedar Oak Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Van Hoose & Steele Funeral Home, which is directing, and at the church one hour prior to the service.
Eugene William Cork
Eugene William Cork, 78, of 802 Maria Street, died December 30, 2001 at his residence. Complete arrangements will be announced later by Kidd-Robbins Funeral Directors.
SULLIGENT – Joe Armstrong, 70, died Jan. 28, 2001 at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory, Miss. Services will be held at Otts Funeral Home Chapel today at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the Sulligent City Cemetery. Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent is directing.
Pamela D. Banks
MOUNDVILLE – Pamela D. Banks, 38, 237 Riverview Beach Road, died Jan. 28, 2001 at UAB Hospital. Services will be held at Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Memory Hill Gardens. Visitation is Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South is directing.
David Trent Minor
FAYETTE – David Trent Minor, 36, 2025 Pineview Circle NW, died Jan. 27, 2001 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be held at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel today at 11 a.m. with Bro. Clyde Stevens officiating. Burial will be at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette is directing.
He is survived by his wife, Lesha Miller Minor of Fayette; daughters, Sara Kathryn Minor of Fayette and Abbey Patricia Minor of Fayette; sisters, Lesia Minor Hanks of Foley and Kathie Minor Estes of Winfield; parents, Kathryn Benton Duboise of Fayette and David L. Minor of Winfield.
He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Adam Elliott, Richard Barnes, Mark Anderson, Joey Byars, Jammey Byars, Doc Roberson, Wayne Christian, Steve Minor, Brad Cunningham and Olin Cunningham.
Honorary pallbearers are the Fayette County High School football and baseball teams and Bevill State Community College.
A.E. (Mickey) Smith
LAKEVIEW - A.E. (Mickey) Smith, 68, of 21033 Logan Drive, died December 30, 2001 at his residence. Complete arrangements will be announced later by Heritage Chapel Funeral Home.