Virginia L. Brown
TUSCALOOSA - Virginia L. Brown, 74, of 56 Southmont Drive, died January 15, 2002 at her residence. Complete arrangements will be announced later by Memory Chapel Funeral Home.
DORAVILLE - Mr. Harald Bunch, 49, died Monday, January 14, 2002. Mr. Bunch was a long time member of the Georgia National Guard. He is survived by his son, Christopher Bunch of Huntsville, AL.; mother, Maria Helene Bunch of Cottondale, AL.; sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and Scott Banister of Alpharetta, GA.; niece
and nephew, Mitchell Banister and Brooke Banister both of Alpharetta, and several other relatives in Alabama. Graveside services will be held at Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Trussville, AL. Louie E. Jones Funeral Home 59 N. Main St., Alpharetta, GA 770-475-6554.
Frances Waldrop Davis
TUSCALOOSA - Frances Waldrop Davis, 84, of 4615 Old Birmingham Highway, died January 15, 2002 at Heritage Nursing Home. Services will be held at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday at 2 p.m. Dr, Erwin Cook will officiate. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens on Skyland Blvd. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Heritage Chapel Funeral Home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home is directing.
Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Davis, Tuscaloosa; daughter, Barbara Davis, Tuscaloosa; son, Larry "Dave" Davis. Panama City, Fla.; sisters, Evelyn Oswalt, Tuscaloosa, and Cleo Sutton, Anaheim, Calif.; grandson, Travis Davis (Kimberly), Marion, AL.; granddaughter, Ambuir Wall (John), Panama City, Fla.; and great-granddaughter, Marlyn Madison Wall, Panama City, Fla.
Honorary pallbearers are Friends and Neighbors of Lynn Haven, and Mildred Gregory.
Lynnis Worth Dyer
REFORM - Lynnis Worth Dyer, 47 of 35 Langdon-Woods Road, died January 13, 2002 on County Road 25. Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday January 16 at Hargrove United Methodist Church with service concluding at the church with Rev. Leon Orr and Rev. Neil Nichols officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Skelton Funeral Home of Reform is directing.
He is preceded in death by his father, Jacob Worthue (Worth) Dyer.
Survivors include his mother, Virginia Dyer Free of Reform; special friend, Betty Smith; aunts and cousins.
Mr. Dyer was a member of the Reform Rotary Club. He was employed at The Tuscaloosa Fire Department for 16 ½ years. Owner of Dyer Realty, a graduate of Pickens County High School and The University of Alabama.
Pallbearers will be Ron Cameron, Tony Terry, Michael Orr, Mark Austell, Wayne Dyer, Bruce Dyer, Dale Lancaster, Bobby Cowart, Clifford Junkin, Rob Finney, Frank Criswell, Mark Prater, Jerome Dyer, Walter Brown and Holly Dyer.
Honorary pallbearers are Firefighters of Tuscaloosa Fire Department, Friends and Neighbors.
David M. Enslen
FAYETTE - David M. Enslen, 76, of 507 19th Street, N.W., died January 15, 2002 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be held at First United Methodist Church in Fayette, Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Fayette City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. at Norwood Chapel. Norwood Chapel of Fayette is directing.
BESSEMER - Dalton Hosmer, very much loved by family and friends, passed into that golden city on January 12, 2002 at 86 years of age. Greeting him in Heaven was Dorothy, his cherished wife of 58 years. Those left here on earth to treasure their memories with him include his four children, James(Judy), Earl (Treva), Rita Powell (Al deceased) and Pam Hosmer, eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, two sisters, Gladys Darden, and Pauline May (Edward), and many other family and friends. The last few months of his life had been brightened by his fiancee Barbara Pierce, and the anticipation of their life together.
Dalton was a dedicated member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church since an early age in life. He loved to sing gospel music and his bass voice has been heard in many singings over the years. He was also an active member of the Masonic Lodge and had proudly received his 50 year pin over five years ago.
Dalton’s big smile, generous character and genuine love of people will be remembered and missed by all who knew him.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services. Browns Service Bessemer is directing.
Sherman Joe Hubbert
FAYETTE - Sherman Joe Hubbert, 93, of Highway 129, died January 14, 2002 at Winfield Caraway Hospital. Services will be held at Hubbertville Church of Christ today at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the adjoining Cemetery. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette is directing.
Mary Janice Lee
FARMINGTON - Mary Janice Lee, 81, died Friday, December 14, 2001 at Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, Colorado. She was born January 22, 1920, in Vance, Alabama, the daughter of Minus Davis and Minnie Lee (Woodham) Causey.
Following her high school graduation, Janice went into nurses training, then enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the Army Nurses Corps in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign during World War II.
On August 10, 1946, she and Joseph Cecil Foultz were married in Albuquerque. Of that marriage were born Joseph Cecil, Jr. and Joyce Lee. Mr. Foultz preceded her in death in April 1967. In April 1972 Janice and William R. Lee were married in Las Vegas, Nevada. He too preceded her in death in January 1999.
In New Mexico she had been the owner and operator of Merle Norman Cosmetics in Farmington. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Farmington., Albuquerque Order of Eastern Star, San Juan Country Club in Farmington, Hidden Valley Golf Club in Aztec, and Mount Graham Country Club Thatcher, Arizona.
Janice will be remembered as a great mom and a wonderful cook. She also enjoyed golfing, bowling, sewing, knitting and fishing.
Preceding Janice in death were her parents, her husbands, and her brothers, Minus D. and Winfield Causey.
Survivors include her son, Joe Foutz, Jr. of Big Water, Utah; daughter, Joyce Sower of Fredrick, Colorado; stepdaughters, Della Smith of Littleton, Colorado and Peggy Spears of Calhoun, La., daughters of Cecil Foutz and Billie Quick of Quinlan, Texas and Maeona Dove of Bloomfield, daughters of Bill Lee; 15 step-grandchildren and 11 step great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Joyce Causey of Annandale, Virginia, Nina McCormack of Gretna, Nebraska, and Jean Joyner of Huntsville, Alabama.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 21, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Framington. Pastor Mike Copeland officiated. Interment followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Arrangements were with Cope Memorial Chapel of Farmington.
WINFIELD - Larry McCollum, 48, died Monday, January 14, 2002. Services will be held at White’s Chapel Church of Christ, Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in White’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie in state from 1-2 p.m. prior to service at the church. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield is directing.
FAYETTE - Grafton Morrison, 80, died January 15, 2002 at his residence. Services will be held at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Covin Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette is directing.
Willie Mae Simmons
BERRY - Willie Mae Simmons, 72, of 40 County Road 124, died January 14, 2002 at her residence. Services will be held at Bethabara Church, Thursday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the adjoining Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Norwood Chapel. The body will lie in state from 12 noon-1 p.m. Thursday at the church. Norwood Chapel of Fayette is directing.
Willie Edward Stewart
VERNON - Mr. Willie Edward Stewart, 50, passed away Friday January 11, 2002 at the Fayette Medical Center in Fayette. Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 18, 2002 at 2 p.m. at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent is directing.
TUSCALOOSA - Victoria Thomas, 83, of 512 Bear Creek Road, died January 12, 2002 at her home. Funeral services will be held Thursday-January 17, 2002 at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Olive AME Zion Church, Duncanville, AL. Rev. Lucinda Byrd will officiate. Burial will follow in the Churchyard Cemetery with Rollins’ Mortuary directing. She will lie in state at the church one hour prior to funeral time.
H. Gene White
TUSCALOOSA - H. Gene White, 72, died January 14, 2002 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be held 3:00 p.m. Thursday at Memory Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Brad Doss officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens. Visitation is tonight from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memory Chapel Funeral Home is directing.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James A. and Eula McRea White.
Survivors include sons, Jeffery White (Louise Patten) Rockville, Md., Greg White (Kim), Charlotte, N.C., and Clay Bridges, San Francisco, Calif.; sisters, Pauline Fabsitz, Reston, Va., Maudine Franks, Tuscaloosa, AL., and Billie Boteler, Tuscaloosa, AL.;brothers, Robert L. White, LaPalma, Calif., James A. White, Sun City West, Ariz., and Jerry D. White, Biloxi, MS.; granddaughter, Harley Elizabeth White; special friends, Linda Bouwer and Linda Johnston and a host of other relatives and friends.
Born October 1, 1929, in Brilliant, AL., Mr. White Graduated from Brilliant High School, earned a B.S. Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alabama and had a 28 year career with the Alabama Geological Survey, State Oil and Gas Board, where he served as Chief Petroleum Engineer.
Mr. White attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy and served in The U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
Pallbearers will be Howell Franks, Richard Fabsitz, James White III, Stephen Joyner, Jerry White, James White Jr., Jerry Mosley and Alan Cockrell.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Lee Thomas, Dr. Thomas McDermott, TSICU nurses and staff, sixth floor south nurses and staff, and friends from the Alabama State Oil and Gas Board.
Thomas W. Wilson
FAYETTE - Mr. Thomas W. Wilson (T. Willie) , 73, went Home to be with the Lord on January 14, 2002 at DCH Regional Center, Tuscaloosa. Funeral services will be held on Thursday January 17, 2002 at Peaceful Rest Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m. in Fayette. Burial will follow in Heritage Garden Cemetery in Fayette. The family will receive friends at Peaceful Rest Baptist Church tonight from 6-7 p.m. Reform Memorial Funeral Home of Reform is directing.