Lee Ellis Eads
OSCODA, MICH. - Lee Ellis Eads, 73, formerly of Winfield, died Saturday, June 15, 2002. Services will be held at Miles Funeral Home Chapel, today, June 19, 2002 at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Union Chapel Cemetery. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield is directing.
BIRMINGHAM - Isaac McCaa, 51, died June 15, 2002 at VA Hospital in Birmingham. Services will be held at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, today at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. The body will lie in state from 1-2 p.m. today. Lavender Funeral Services is directing.
TUSCALOOSA - Tallie Carpenter, died June 13, 2002, at VA Medical Center. Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Bethel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Cedar Oak Memorial Park with Van Hoose and Steele Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be today, 10:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service.
William “Jack” Sullivan
NORTHPORT - William "Jack" Sullivan, of 3102 33rd Avenue, died June 19, 2002, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Chapel of Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North with Joe Williams and Roger Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with military graveside services. Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North is directing. Visitation is tonight from 7-9 at the funeral home.
He was preceded in death by parents, Doss and Evie Sullivan and brother, Slim Sullivan.
Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Nell Sullivan of Northport; son, Tim Sullivan (Sharon) of Northport; sister, Lois Gill (Don) of Glenview, Ill.; grandchildren, Timothy and Cody Sullivan of Northport.
Mr. Sullivan was an Army veteran of World War II serving in the European Theater. He earned numerous decorations including an EAME Theater Ribbon with four bronze stars.
Active pallbearers will be Bob Ledbetter, Phillip Sullivan, Reggie Malone, Pete Wicker, Timothy Sullivan and Cody Sullivan.
Honorary pallbearers are members of the Northport Church of Christ, members of Tabernacle Hunting Club, former residents of the Brownville community and retirees of B. F. Goodrich Tire Company.
Linda Jean Kimbrough
FAYETTE - Linda Jean Kimbrough, age 53, of 308 25th Street, NE, died June 19, 2002 at Fayette Medical Center. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Chapel of Nelson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Boone Cemetery in Tuscaloosa County with Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directing. Visitation is tonight from 6-8 at the funeral home.
TAMPA, Fla. - Mrs. Leanna Robinson was born August 31, 1948 in Forkland, Alabama to the parentage of James and Mary Robinson. Leanna, the oldest of six children, was called home on Sunday, June 16, 2002 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, New Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Tampa with Wilson Funeral Home directing. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday at the church.
Leanna confessed Christ at an early age and united with St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where she served as member of the choir, Young Women’s Association and the Red Circle.
She graduated from Druid High School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1966. She completed her post-secondary education at Alabama A&M University in Normal, Alabama where she received her bachelor’s degree in 1970.
Leanna later moved to Tampa, Florida where she continued her spiritual growth with The New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Tampa, Inc., where she served as Pastor’s Aide President as well as a member of the Intermediate Women’s Auxiliary and the Deaconess Ministry.
Leanna was united in Holy Matrimony on November 27, 1971 to Tommy Leroy Robinson Sr. and together they had two children: Shalanda Nicole Robinson and Tommy Leroy Robinson II.
Leanna spent many years as an educator. She taught Home Economics at Horace Mann Jr. High School in Brandon, Florida. She was also a teacher of Family and Consumer Sciences at King High School and Riverview High School, both in Tampa, Florida. She most recently was a paraprofessional for Tampa’s Leto High School Impact Program for dropout prevention.
She is a former employee of Tampa Electric Company, where she worked as a home economist as well as a customer service representative.
Leanna is a proud member of the Gamma Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., where she received the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Award for Outstanding Individual Supporter. She served as chaplain for the sorority in 1992.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories, her parents: James and May Robinson of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; her husband; Tommy Leroy Robinson Sr. of Tampa, Fla.; two children; Tommy Leroy Robinson II of Atlanta, Ga. and Shalanda Nichole Robinson of Tampa, Fla.; one future son-in-law; Joseph Barr III; one grandchild; Briana Diamond Robinson of Tampa, Fla.; one brother; Al Robinson (Brenda, fiancée) of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; four sisters; Dorothy (Emanuel) Sledge, Delora (Dennis) Taylor, Myrtis (Danny) Ash and Lydia Johnson – all of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
NORTHPORT - Robert Simpson, age 76, died June 19, 2002, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced later by Memory Chapel Funeral Home.
Gertie Gilliam Wells
ADAMSVILLE, Tenn. - Gertie Gilliam Wells, age 87, died June 18, 2002, at McNairy Hospital in Selmer, Tenn. Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Haygood Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa, Ala., with Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Helena, Ark., directing.
She was preceded in death by H. Leon Sprouse and Jerry Wells.
Survivors include daughters, Pat Beasley, Helena, Ark., Henrietta Brown, Adamsville, Tenn., Reba Wheeler, Prairieville, La.; son, Bill Wells, Chulahoma, Miss.; sisters, Eulene Knuckles, Cora Haygood and Wilma Townsend; brothers, Elzie Gilliam and J. C. Gilliam; 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Wells was born in 1914 in the Samantha community.
Johnnie William (Doc) Jackson
VERNON - Johnnie William (Doc) Jackson, age 84, died Monday night at his residence. Services will be held 11 a.m. today, Chapel of Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent. Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent directing.
Claudie Lee Kidd
SULLIGENT - Claudie Lee Kidd, age 63, died June 14, 2002, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Services will be held 2 p.m. today, Chapel of Otts Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Gilmer Addition of the Sulligent City Cemetery with Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent directing.
Lucille Newman Gilmer Cook
FAYETTE - Lucille Newman Gilmer Cook, age 88, of Fayette Long Term Care Center, died June 19, 2002, at her residence. Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Belk Freewill Baptist Church in Belk, with Rev. Vaughn Burroughs and Rev. Lamar Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery with Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directing. Visitation is tonight from 6-8. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service.
She was preceded in death by husbands, Floyd C. Newman, Woods Gilmer, and Floyd Cook; son, Lavoy C. Newman; brothers, Renley Taylor, Melvin Taylor, Lonzo Taylor and Clearmon Taylor; sisters, Mrs. Donnie Aldridge and Mrs. Doris Aldridge.
Survivors include son, Larry E. (Katherine) Newman of Birmingham; sisters, Mrs. Mamie Gilpin and Mrs. Ruby Belk, both of Belk, Mrs. Mary Bircheat of Fayette, Mrs. Ramie Elmore of Milport; brother, Eulie Taylor of Kennedy; grandchildren Carla Howton, Robin Lake, Laura Jefferson, Lisa Roberts; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Carson and Connor Howton, Mary, Sherman and Mason Lake, Newman and Nolan Jefferson, Grace and Ruth Roberts.
Mrs. Cook was born in Lamar County and was a long-time resident of Belk.
Pallbearers will be Thurman Taylor, Gene Ray Taylor, James Taylor, Alfred Taylor, Daniel Bircheat and Owel Newman.
Lindbergh Traweek, Jr.
NORTHPORT - Lindbergh Traweek, Jr., age 44, died June 20, 2002 in Hale County. Services will be held today at 2:00 p.m. from Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church. Rev. Terrell Jones will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Sunset Funeral Home is directing.
Survivors include daughter, Sarah Traweek, sons, Adam Traweek, Caleb Traweek, sisters, Lindie Rice (Wayne), Patricia Dennis (John), Gail Scott (Wesley), parents, Lindbergh Traweek, Sr., and Joyce Noland, grandchildren, Jordan and Kenidi Traweek.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Jones, Bill Gurley, Phillip Sullivan, Jim Handley, Phillip Gilliland, Daryl Brown, Richard Marlone, Auzzie Martin.
Honorary pallbearers are friends and neighbors.
E. E. “Jack” Loper
TUSCALOOSA - E. E. "Jack" Loper, age 84, died June 21, 2002 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Heritage Chapel Funeral Home. Rev. Kenneth Durivant will officiate. Burial will follow in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Visitation is one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home is directing.
Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Love Loper, daughters, Carolyn Loper Sharp (James), Linda Loper Russell (John), Frances Loper Corwin, a son, Robert E. Loper (Kathryn), a sister, Pauline Loper Lee, a brother, Ray E. Loper and eight grandchildren.
Although, born in Mississippi, Mr. Loper moved to Tuscaloosa to attend The University of Alabama. Following college he began a career in forestry and natural resources that spanned 60 years. He was Alabama Registered Forester #55.
His career achievements include: a 45 year career with Gulf States Paper, where he attained the title of Executive Vice President, Corporate Land Officer. In this position he was responsible for the management of Gulf States’ vast land holdings in Alabama. Management of the lands involved balancing the area needs for minerals, energy, recreation, environment, timber and real estate. Some of his initial work in putting land together for the Saturn Car Division in Vance was a forerunner of the Mercedes site.
Following his retirement from Gulf States in 1985, he became a commissioner of the Alabama Surface Mining Commission until his retirement in January 2000.
His activities in forest industry associations include: Alabama Forestry Association, founding member and President, Southern Forest Institute, Director and President, American Forest Institute, Director, Forest Farmers Association, Director, and a member of the Society of American Foresters.
Mr. Loper attended First United Methodist Church. The family wishes to express their thanks to the nurses, doctors, and staff of the Trauma Intensive Care Unit of DCH Regional Medical Center for their outstanding loving care.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests individuals make donations to their favorite charities.
CALEDONIA, MISS. - Curtis Corbell, age 71, died June 22, 2002 at his residence. Services will be held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Chandler Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Furnace Hill Cemetery. Visitation is tonight from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Chandler Funeral Home is directing.
William (Bill) E. Johnston, MSG-E8
MOUNDVILLE - William (Bill) E. Johnston, MSG-E8, age 73, of 1211 Tidmore Walton Dr., died June 21, 2002 at his residence. Services will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Kilpartick Funeral Home in Ruston, Louisiana. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery, Choudrant, Louisiana. Visitation is tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South.
He is preceded in death by William Earl Johnston, Sr., Cecil Samatha Johnston (parents), brother, Frank Russell Johnston, grandparents, William Robert E. Lee and Hassie Johnston.
Survivors include spouse, Corinne S. Johnston, Moundville, Ala.; special daughter, Wanda Curtis, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; son, Larry W. (Jennie) Johnston, Moundville, Ala.; sisters, Mary Ellen Pipes, Carolyn Parker, Nellie Marie McKeithen (Teddy), all of Louisiana; brother, Edward D. Dark (Jeanette), Louisiana; grandchildren, Jake Johnston (Ginger), great grandson, Hunter Johnston, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; sisters in law, Sara E. Stevens, Ann Hulsey, brothers in law, Melvin W. Switzer (Julia), Leonard P. Switzer (Jeannie), all of Mississippi.
Retired from the US Army National Guard with over 32 years of service, Mr. Johnston retired as a Master Sargent. He was a member of the ENGAA/Eangus, former Justice of Peace, Gunsmith, life time member of N.R.A., former member of Toastmaster, a member of American Legion Post 123, former delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1964 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. A man who loved his country and God.
Pallbearers will be nephews from Louisiana.
Honorary pallbearers are Alabama National Guard, Ray Chandler, Danny Elmore, Jack Morrison, Newton Davis, Douglas Shaver, Dr. Phillip Bobo, Dr. Jerri White, Jimmy Birmingham, Roy Chatham, Frank D. Chatham, George Newton, friends and neighbors of Moundville and Tuscaloosa.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Hospice, American Cancer Society, Moundville Baptist Church of favorite charity.