OBITUARIES FOR MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2001
REV. H.O. HAYWOOD
MACON Services for the Rev H.O. Haywood will be held today at 2 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church with the Revs. Bobby Hood and John Stashefski officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery with Cockrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Rev. Haywood, 85, of Macon, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at Haven Hall Nursing Home in Brookhaven. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy serving in World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn Haywood of Macon; a daughter, Joy H. Johnson of Wesson; a son, Harvey Haywood of Macon; a brother, James Haywood of Aberdeen; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and his parents.
The family requests memorials be made to Baptist Children's Village.
JOHN HARVEY WILLIAMS
Salesman for Royal Oil Company
NEWTON Services for John Harvey Williams will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. John West and Steve Pouncy officiating. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Williams, 81, of Newton, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at Guardian Angel Hospice. He was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, the V.F.W. and American Legion Decatur Post. Mr. Williams was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served for seven years, during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Mississippi National Guard for 30 years.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Jean Kennedy Williams; a daughter, Linda Maske and her husband, Steve, three sons, Bob Williams and his wife, Rhonda, Terry Williams and his wife, Dana, and Keith Williams and his wife, Denise, all of Newton; six grandchildren, Michelle Williams, Nikki Rabon, Ashley Williams and Cody Maske, all of Newton, Jason Williams of Starkville and Kelli Young of Mebane, N.C.; and a great-grandchild, Brandon Young of Mebane.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert H. and Mary Risher Williams and a grandson, Steven Tyler Maske.
Pallbearers will be James Hart, Buddy Weems, Charles Thompson, Lewis Earl Everett, Rex Schoerner and Ricky Kilgore.
Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Everett, Roy Simmons and Billy Gressett.
Visitation will be today from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
GILBERTOWN, Ala. Services for Margaret Louise Fendley Johnson will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Branch Church of God with the Revs. Lester Pope and Don Whigham officiating. Burial will be in Barrytown Cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian.
Survivors include two sons, John M. Johnson of Silas and Gregory D. Johnson of Baton Rouge, La.; a daughter, Sharon J. Hendrix of Toxey; a brother, Milton Fendley of Junction, Texas; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be today from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
LELIA RUTH LEWIS
Retired machine operator
QUITMAN Services for Lelia Ruth Lewis will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Wright's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Lewis, 70, of Pachuta, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include two sons, Randy Johnson of Meridian and Jerry D. Lewis of Pachuta; four brothers, Thomas Earl Lewis of Enterprise, James Henry Lewis, Preston Lewis and Leonard Lewis, all of Rose Hill; four sisters, Christine Owen of Enterprise, Emma Hamrick of Stonewall, Martha Jane Welborn of Quitman and Sue Morris of Laurel; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
PHILADELPHIA Services for Evadene Billings will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Duvall officiating. Burial will be in McLain Chapel Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Billings, 76, of DeKalb, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, in her home.
Survivors include her husband, Jim Billings of DeKalb; a daughter, Mary Baumiester of Tell City, Ind.; two sons, Jimmy Dale Holmes of Indiana and Kenneth Billings of Philadelphia; two sisters, Shirley Hunter of New Orleans and Sula Vickers of Newton, Ala.; a brother, Homer Anderson of Evansville, Ind.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 4-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
GLADYS CUBLEY MOFFETT
Owner of general merchandise store
DECATUR, Ala. Memorial services for Gladys Cubley Moffett will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Ken Dunivant officiating. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Stonewall United Methodist Church with eulogy by Ricky Harper. Burial will be in Stonewall Cemetery.
Mrs. Moffett, 93, of Decatur, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at Decatur General Hospital. She was born July 11, 1907, in Stonewall to James R. and Alice Fleming Cubley. Mrs. Moffett owned and operated a general merchandise store in Stonewall for 42 years. She was a lifetime member of the Stonewall United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school, was MYF leader and a member of the administrative board. Mrs. Moffett was the wife of the late W. Bryant Moffett and the mother of the late J.B. Moffett.
Survivors include a daughter, Nita Moffett Lawrence of Decatur; two grandsons, Steve Lawrence of Amarillo, Texas, and Kent Lawrence of Decatur, Ala.; four granddaughters, Pam Williams of Macon, Sally Smith of Meridian, Stephanie L. Ammerman of Tupelo and Kim L. Lemmond of Hartselle, Ala.; four great-granddaughters, three great-grandsons, one step-great-grandson and a great-great-grandchild.
The family requests memorials be made to Mental Health Association of Morgan County, 224 Gordon Drive, Decatur, AL 35601 or Stonewall United Methodist Church, Stonewall, MS 39363.
Visitation will be Wednesday beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the church.
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Kaitlyn Heist, 9, of Needham, Ala., who died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Riley Hospital.