Marie F. Abernathy
MOUNDVILLE - Marie F. Abernathy, age 81, of 33953 Alabama Hwy 69, died May 28, 2002 at her residence. Services will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. from Moundville United Methodist Church. Rev. Tom Terry will officiate. Burial will follow in Havana Cemetery. Visitation is tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie in state Friday one hour prior to service at the church. Oakhill Funeral Home is directing.
Survivors include daughter, Lynne Abernathy, Huntsville, Ala.; son, Lee Abernathy, Havana, Ala.; grandchildren, Brian and Heather Abernathy, Havana, Ala.
Marie Abernathy was a retired Hale County Educator and taught at Hale County High School for 50 years.
Pallbearers will be Danny Matherson, Ricky McClellan, Ronald Nevin, Joe Chancey, Sonny Ryan, and Randy Ryan.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Moundville Methodist Church Building Fund or the Hale County High School Library Fund.
Betty Joe White
TUSCALOOSA - Betty Joe White, age 52, of 46A McKenzie Court, died May 26, 2002, at her residence. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Chapel of Williams Service Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Little Sandy Cemetery with Williams Service Funeral Home directing. The body will be open for viewing today at the funeral home from 12-6 p.m.
Sherry A. Finnen
WEST BLOCTON - Mrs. Sherry A. Finnen, age 55, died May 28, 2002 at U.A.B. West Bessemer, AL. Services will be held today at 1:30 p.m. from West Blocton Bible Methodist Church, West Blocton, AL. Burial will follow in Hickory Hill Cemetery, West Blocton, AL. Rockco's Funeral Home of Centreville is directing.
EUTAW - Bell Lard, age 92, died May 28, 2002, at Greene County Hospital. Visitation is today from 1-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Beulah Baptist Church in Eutaw. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery with McInnis Mortuary of Livingston
Paul L. Guthrie, III
CHICAGO, ILL.- Paul L. Guthrie, III, age 30, died May 26 at Rush Memorial Presbyterian-St. Luke Hospital in Chicago, Ill. following a brief illness. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 31 at First Baptist Church with the Reverend Vial Fontenot officiating. A private family burial service will be held following the memorial service. Visitation will be Thursday, May 30 from 6-8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home.
A native of Tuscaloosa, Mr. Guthrie was a graduate of Central High School and a 1995 cum laude graduate of Samford University. He was employed by Allstate Insurance Company, Chicago, Ill.
He is survived by his parents, Paul and Donna Guthrie, Tuscaloosa, ; brother, Daniel C. Guthrie (Anne), Tuscaloosa; grandmothers, Mary Alice Guthrie and Cora L. Tomlin, both of Tuscaloosa; aunts, Becky G. Sellers, Destin, Fla. and Carolyn G. Busby, Tuscaloosa; uncle, Hubert F. Guthrie (Kay), Tuscaloosa; cousins, Amy S. Sellers, High Point, N.C.; Emily C. Sellers, Thomasville, Ga., Ashley H. Charlton (Scott), Enterprise, Ala., Joe W. Guthrie and Robert F. Guthrie, both of Tuscaloosa, Ayse B. Stuhr (George), Chicago, Ill. and Goddaughter, Molly Kate Charlton, Enterprise, Ala.
Honorary pallbearers are Edward L. Searcy, Atlanta, Ga.; James Fisher, Birmingham, Ala.; Billy Ivy, Nashville, Tenn.; George Stuhr, Chicago, Ill.; John G. Hogue, Birmingham, Ala.; Jeffrey S. Kerr, Chicago, Ill. and Michael Brad Heifner, Nashville, Tenn.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be sent to Children’s Hospital, 1600 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233 or to the American Heart Association, 2901 7th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.
Della M. Jones
DEMOPOLIS - Della M. Jones, age 69, died May 26, 2002, at Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 1, 2002, at 1 p.m. from the Greater New Hope Baptist Church. Rev. F. D. Jackson will officiate. Interment will follow in Jones Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service. Larkin and Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis is handling arrangements.
May B. Glover
FOSTERS - May B. Glover, age 88, died May 30, 2002, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Victorious Life Church with Pastor Dennis Avery and Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Sylvan Methodist Church Cemetery with Sunset Funeral Home directing. Visitation is Saturday night from 7-9 at the funeral home. The body will in state one hour prior to service.
Elbert Lee Pope
FULTON - Elbert Lee Pope, 66, died May 28, 2002 in North Mississippi Medical Center. Services will be held at New Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 12 Noon-8 p.m. The body will lie in state from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Lavender Funeral Services is directing.
Clayton Milfred Overstreet
FORKLAND - Clayton Milfred Overstreet, 71, died May 30, 2002 at Baptist Medical Center-Princeton. Services will be held at Forkland Methodist Church, Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Forkland Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 5-7 p.m. at Kidd-Robbins Chapel. Kidd-Robbins Funeral Directors are directing.
Arthur Lee Dunkin
MARION - Arthur Lee Dunkin, age 94, died May 29, 2002, at Vaughan Regional Medical Center Parkway Campus. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Chapel of Kirk Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will follow in Pine Crest Memorial Gardens with Kirk Funeral Home of Marion directing. The family will receive friends from 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
TUSCALOOSA - Mrs. Elizabeth Kempster, 79, died May 30, 2002 in Greensboro, Ala. Services will be held at Sunset Chapel, Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. on Sunday. Sunset Funeral Home is directing.
Jarvis Lee Grant, Sr.
TUSCALOOSA - Jarvis Lee Grant, Sr., age 44, of 69 Washington Square, died May 24, 2002, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church. Rev. Darren Morgan, pastor. Dr. Richard Maye will officiate. Burial will follow in West Highland Memorial Gardens with Rollins Mortuary directing. Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Rollins’ Mortuary. Family hour Friday evening from 7-8 p.m. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.
His father, M. C. Grant, precedes him in death.
Survivors include mother, Isabella Grant, Tuscaloosa; children, Laquita (Bryant) Neal, Jarvis Lee Grant, Jr., Jaron Ivan Grant, all of Tuscaloosa; brothers, Willie (Betty) Grant, David (Annie) Grant, James (Patricia) Grant, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; George (Patricia) Grant, Everette (Sheila) Grant; twin Jeffery Lee Grant, all of Tuscaloosa; sisters, Gloria Grant Richardson, Callie Ann Grant, Jeanette Grant, Annette Grant (Dock) Taylor, Sandra Cameron, all of Tuscaloosa; grandmother, Annie Smith Lyons, Tuscaloosa and three grandchildren.
Mr. Grant was a veteran.
Virginia P. Gray
COTTONDALE - Virginia P. Gray, 62, of 8317 Whispering Lane, died May 31, 2002 at Heritage Health Care. Graveside services will be held in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park, Monday at 10 a.m. Visitation will be Sunday from 6-8 p.m. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home is directing.
BEAVERTON - Elvada Markham, 86, died May 29, 2002. Funeral Services will be held today, June 1, 2002 at 11 a.m. from the Beaverton Baptist Church with Burial to follow in the Piney Grove Cemetery. Norwood Funeral Home of Sulligent is directing.
Freddie Ray Martin
NORTHPORT - Freddie Ray Martin, 52, of 13738 Koffman Loop, died May 31, 2002 at his residence. Graveside services will be held in Arbor Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, today at 2 p.m. Kendall Martin will officiate. Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home of Northport is directing.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Dorothy Martin; and brother, Willie Lee Martin.
Survivors include his daughter, Monica Layne of Northport; sisters, Emma Gann of Northport, Nellie Tingle of Greensboro, and Beatrice Styron of Tuscaloosa; brothers, George L. Martin of Portland, Tenn., Charles Martin of Northport, James Martin of Tuscaloosa, and special friend, Larry Jackson; grandsons, Austin Wade Martin, Andy Martin, Tyler Martin, Dustin Martin, and Brady Martin.
Active pallbearers will be friends and family.
Honorary pallbearers are friends and neighbors.
Elizabeth Kirby Culver Kempster
GREENSBORO - Elizabeth Kirby Culver Kempster, 79, formerly of Tuscaloosa, died May 31, 2002 in Greensboro. Services will be held at Sunset Chapel, today at 3 p.m. Rev. Rob Morpeth will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. today. Sunset Funeral Home is directing.
She is preceded in death by Representative John Culver, Donald Kempster; parents, Susie and Emmett Kirby; and brother, Walter Kirby.
Survivors include her daughter, Janice Culver Marchant (John) of Greensboro; step-sons, Bob Kempster (Joan) of Tuscaloosa, and Larry Culver (Elaine) of Birmingham; sister-in-law, Nell Kirby of Gardendale; brother, Hal B. Kirby (Myra) of Russellville; grandchildren, Jason Marchant, Mark Marchant, Trent Kempster, Kelli Kempster, Letitia Culver, and Brian Culver.
Pallbearers will be Bob Delbridge, Bud Delbridge, O.B. Kirby, Mike Lackey, Ralph Cothran, Jr., and Trent Kempster.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Jimmie Clark and staff, Dr. Kamal Raisani and staff, Tuscaloosa County Court House Employees, Staff of Hospice of West Alabama, and Betty Hambright.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of West Alabama or your favorite charity.
Mary Otis Hendrix
COTTONDALE - Mary Otis Hendrix, 62, of 7410 Hargrove Road East, died May 31, 2002 at her residence. Graveside services will be held in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Monday at 11 a.m. Rev. Cullen Williams will officiate. Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Magnolia Chapel South is directing.
Survivors include her daughters, Lynn (Charlie) Walters, and Brenda Hendrix; sons, Buddy (Diane) Hendrix, and Pete Hendrix; sister, Jean Burroughs; brothers, Howard, James, Bill, David, Walter Lee, and L.C. Thomas; 6 grandchildren, and 1 great granddaughter, Chelsea Hendrix.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and relatives.
Ruby Lowell Johnson Prater
KENNEDY - Mrs. Ruby Lowell Johnson Prater, 90, of 11181 Co. Road 49, died Thursday May 30, 2002 at Care Center of Vernon. Services will be held in the Chapel of Dowdle Funeral Home, Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Christian Chapel Cemetery in Lamar Co. Visitation will be tonight from 6-9 p.m. at Dowdle Funeral Home. Dowdle Funeral Home in Millport is directing.
TUSCALOOSA - Mary Thuesen, 65, died May 30, 2002 in Orange, Calif. Complete arrangements will be announced later by Heritage Chapel Funeral Home.