Elmer L. Black
NORTHPORT - Elmer L. Black, 71, of Northport passed away March 20, 2002 at his residence.
Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2002 at Church of God of Prophecy with Bro. Ken Humphries and Bro. Leland Studdard officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens. Visitation is tonight from 7-9 p.m. at Memory Chapel. Memory Chapel Funeral Home is directing.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Vaughter Mae Thompson and Daddy John William Black, two sisters, Mary Ferguson, Pauline White, three brothers, Nelson Black, Clarence Black, Raymond Black.
Survivors include two sons, Tony and David Black, two daughters in law, Debra Black and Betty Black, one granddaughter, Savannah Black, three grandsons, Timothy Black, Micheal Black, Brandon Black, two great-granddaughters and three great grandsons, two
sisters, Geneva Fisher, Tuscaloosa; and Ruth Smith, Merched, Calif.
Pallbearers will be Timothy Black, Micheal Black, Brandon Black, Roger Fisher, Brian and Jason Anderson, Keith Hardmon, and Gene Price.
We appreciate the care given to our father by his care giver, Pam Johnson and Hospice of West Alabama.
Barbara Dean Gann Kimbrell
GUIN - Barbara Dean Gann Kimbrell, age 63, died Thursday, March 21, 2002. Services will be held Sunday at 1:00 p.m. from Miles Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation is tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield is directing.
NORTHPORT - Bessie Fowler, died March 22, 2002 at Forest Manor Nursing Facility. Graveside services will be held Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Heritage Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation is one hour prior to service at Heritage Chapel.
Jefferson Davis "J. D." Caples, Jr.
TUSCALOOSA - Jefferson Davis "J. D." Caples, Jr., age 81, died March 21, 2002 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be held 4:00 p.m. Saturday at Memory Hill Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home directing. Dr. Charles Durham and Rev. Kevin Cauley are officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, the former Elaine Johnston, two sons, Bruce D. Caples and Jeff D. Caples, III and his wife Marie, two granddaughters, Courtney Leigh Caples and Emily Catharine Caples, grandson, Richard Breitling Caples, and sister-in-law, Elsie Henry, all of Tuscaloosa.
Born in Reform, Mr. Caples grew up in Tuscaloosa. He was the son of Jefferson D. and Ollie M. Caples. He attended Gulf Coast Military Academy from 1936-1938 and the University of Alabama from 1939-1941.
He was self-employed in private real estate most of his life. He was also employed in the lumber business in the early 1940ís in Livingston. He owned and operated Gates Cleaners in Tuscaloosa for several years. He retired from the real estate business in 1997.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Tuscaloosa. Honorary pallbearers are relatives, friends and neighbors.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First Presbyterian Church or a favorite charity.
TUSCALOOSA - Lawrence Mund died March 23, 2002 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced later by Heritage Chapel Funeral Home.
John David Moore
DUNCANVILLE - John David Moore, age 54, of 13409 Curry Road, died March 20, 2002 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. from Memory Chapel with Rev. Chris Kinard officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens. Visitation is tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memory Chapel Funeral Home directing.
Survivors include his spouse, Sandy, daughters, Kim (Jim) Buford, Tuscaloosa; Stephanie (Todd) Nodine, Tuscaloosa; sisters, Teresa (Ronnie) Coleman, Montgomery, Ala.; Regina (Ricky) Causey, Alpharetta, Ga.; brother, Larry (Rita) Moore, Tuscaloosa; parents, David and Margine (Jean) Moore, grandchildren, Abigail Buford, Chase Buford and Parker Nodine.
Mr. Moore was a graduate of Tuscaloosa High School and attended Montevallo and graduated from Shelton State. He was retired from the Tuscaloosa Fire Department and the U. S. Navy.
Pallbearers will be Jim Buford, Lamar Henson, Jeff Hoyle, Justin Hoyle, Tracy Hoyle and Todd Nodine.
Honorary pallbearers are Tuscaloosa Fire Dept and retirees, University of Alabama Golf Course employees and Marshals.
TUSCALOOSA - Webster Harris, age 77, 5005 Old Montgomery Highway, #22, died March 20, 2002, in Tuscaloosa. Services will be held at Holly Spring Baptist Church, Saturday, March 23, 2002, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. W. E. Pitts officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Spring Church Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour before services. Visitation is Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Van Hoose and Steele Funeral Home is directing.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Queen E. Harris (June, 2001) and his son, Moease Harris (October, 1979).
Survivors include son, Larry Harris (Ethel), Tuscaloosa; daughters, Sara Harris, Denver, Colo.; Althea Harris Foster (Bobby) and Sandra Harris Hardaway (Jimmy), Tuscaloosa; sisters, Elizabeth Gibson, Pearline H. Johnson, Josephine H. Turner, Ida H. Hobson and Georgene Harris; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Jo Ann Latham
GORDO - Jo Ann Latham, age 68, of 1022 Dustryridge Road, died March 20, 2002, at Pickens County Medical Center. Services will be 11 a.m. today, Shiloh Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Graham and Rev. Hank Hollis officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to service.
Survivors include her husband, David Houston Latham of Gordo; son, Gary (Block) Latham and wife, Linda, of Gordo; sisters, Lorene Hitt of Tuscaloosa; brothers, John R. Shepherd of Northport and Milly Shepherd of Amory, Miss.; step-grandchildren, Rachel, Lisa, Gene and Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Randy, Waylon, Andy, Jerrett, Brittney and Zachary and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Latham was born in Pickens County on January 4, 1934, to the "late" Oscar Earl Shepherd and Nannie Maudine Langdon Shepherd. She was a member of Shiloh Freewill Baptist Church, a homemaker and a life long resident of Pickens County.
Pallbearers will be nephews.
John David Moore
TUSCALOOSA - John David Moore, age 54, died March 20, 2002, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced later by Memory Chapel Funeral Home.
Howard "Gene" Johnson
NORTHPORT - Howard "Gene" Johnson, 13580 Highway 171, died March 20, 2002, at Northport Medical Center. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Chapel of Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North with Rev. Gary Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Bone Camp United Methodist Church Cemetery with Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North directing. Visitation is tonight from 7-9 at the funeral home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard S. Johnson and Viola Johnson and grandson, Brad Johnson.
Survivors include his wife, Cecilia Faye Johnson; daughters, Christy Cook of Coker and Ann Taylor (David) of Coker; sons, George Johnson of Gordo, William G. Johnson (Kathy) of Coker and Wayne Johnson (Darcy) of Northport; brothers, Fred Johnson (Hildred) of Northport and Joe Johnson (Sarah) of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Nathan Taylor, Travis Taylor, Jeff Cook, Greg Cook, West Cook, Blake Johnson, Jermey Hall and Blake Nelson.
Honorary pallbearers are E. H. Oswalt and family, employees of Roland Pugh Construction Co., friends of Mt. Olive, Sand Springs and Bone Camp Church and Jack and Carnell Gardner.
WINFIELD - Donald Atkins, age 88, died Friday, March 22, 2002. Services will be held today at 3:00 p.m. at Miles Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in West Alabama Memorial Gardens, Gu-Win. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.
WEST BLOCTON - Sue Pope, age 60, died Thursday, March 28, 2002 at Carraway Medical Center. Services will be held today at 2:00 p.m. from First Baptist Church West Blocton with Rev. Bob Praytor officiating. Burial will follow in Greenpond Presbyterian Cemetery. Rockco's Funeral Home of Centreville is directing.
Survivors include husband, Hal Pope, West Blocton; son, Von Goodwin, Maylene; daughter, Vicki Hollub, Houston, Tx.; grandchild, Slate Goodwin, Maylene; step grandchildren, Adam Rotenberry and Ande Franks, both of West Blocton; and a host of friends.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Reach, Brian Reach, Tim Bush, Wayne Bush, Jamie Hiott and Roy Neil Lowery.
James Richard Phillips
COKER - James Richard Phillips, 55 of 14811 Sawmill Road, died March 30, 2002 at his residence. Services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Phillips Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Dewey Thomas and Rev. Terrell Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the church Cemetery. Visitation is tonight from 7-9 at the funeral home. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to service. Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North is directing.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother Glendon and Irene Phillips and brother, Johnny Phillips.
Survivors include his wife, Cecilia Jo Phillips of Coker, Ala.; two sons, Anthony (Debbie) Phillips of Ft. Bragg N.C. and Richard Wayne Phillips of Coker, Ala.; one sister, Zola Mae Wilder of Northport, Ala.; two brothers, George Phillips and Joe (Dot) Phillips both of Northport; two grandchildren, Crystal and Michael Phillips.
Active pallbearers will be Edwin Phillips, Randy Phillips, Dale Phillips, Phillip Guin, Gene Wilder and Kenneth Sealy.
Honorary pallbearers are Josh Smith, Sonny Childers, Terry Wood, Steven Childers, Rev. Jerry Montgomery, Ronnie Bowen, Gill Green, Rex Abram, friends and neighbors of Sawmill Road, Mt. Olive Church, Phillips Chapel Community, The University of Alabama, faculty and staff of the Air force ROTC Dept.
James Leon Carroll
KENNEDY - James Leon Carroll, 90 of 1564 Co. Rd. 2, died March 29, 2002 at Fayette Medical Center. Services will be held 2:00 p.m. today at Ashcraft Corner Baptist Church with Rev. Marshall Sutton and Rev. Billy Carl Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow in the Adjoining Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette is directing.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Asbic Adell Carroll; his parents, Epsie Champion Carroll and James Leroy Carroll, three brothers and five sisters.
Survivors include his sons, Ralph (Ruth) Carroll, Jerry (Mildred) Carroll, Both of Kennedy, James (Betty) Carroll, Alabaster; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was a member of Ashcraft Corner Baptist Church from 1926 until his death. He and his wife were very active in the church until their health failed. He took great pride in the care of the Ashcraft Corner Memorial Cemetery and was active in establishing a fund for itís perpetual care.
Pallbearers will be Adolph Wheat, Jason Ayers, Dan Shelton, J.R. Crowley, Tommy Ayers, Edward Brewer.
Honorary pallbearers are Special friends and neighbors; Leon McCool, Faye Stripling, Dr. Jon Sanford, Nurses and attendants of Fayette Medical Center and members of South Lamar Rescue Squad.