Obituaries for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002
MARTHA ELIZABETH GIBSON
DEKALB Services for Martha Elizabeth Gibson will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church with the Revs. H.C. Crenshaw and Tommy Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Gibson, 87, of DeKalb, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, in DeKalb.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Massey and her husband, Frank, of Hockley, Texas, and Sherry Darnell and husband, DeWayne Jr., of DeKalb; a son, Billy R. Gibson and his wife, Carolyn, of DeKalb; a son-in-law, Harold Linfield of Tomball, Texas; grandchildren, Joyce and Wayman Oxford, Lynn and Troy Oldham, Marie and Andy Scott, Michelle and Paul Leskowitz, Malynda and Shannon McInnis, Chad Gibson, Dawn and Brian White, Libby Darnell and Mike Darnell; great-grandchildren, Sarah and Eric Pitre, Joshua Holcomb, Jason Scott, Tina Scott, Faith and Will Leskowitz; a great-great-grandchild, Jayden Scott; a daughter-in-law, Eloise Gibson; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by husband, Lacester Gibson; a daughter, Anne Doritta Linfield; and a son, James Terry "Buddy" Gibson.
Pallbearers will be Paul Leskowitz, Andy Scott, Mike Darnell, Chad Gibson, Joshua Holcomb, and Jason Scott.
Honorary pallbearer will be Tim Eldridge.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. at the funeral home and 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.
NEWTON Services for Nelle Montague will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Tom Sikes officiating. Burial will be in Newton County Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Montague, 94, of Newton, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at Newton Regional Hospital. She was a charter member and organizing regent of the Bobashela Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Montague was a member of First Christian Church in Meridian.
During her active years the family lived in Jackson where she worked for the city of Jackson, serving as hostess at the Municipal Art Gallery. She was a longtime member of First Christian Church in Jackson.
Survivors include her husband of 73 years, Hodgen P. Montague of Newton; a daughter, Betty Chapman and her husband, James Walter, of Newton; three grandchildren, Kent M. Culverhouse of Atlanta, Lynne C. Kenna of Forest and Clay Chapman of Newton; four great-grandchildren, Drew Kenna, Ben Kenna, Haley Chapman and Kelly Chapman.
She was preceded in death by a son, Hodgen P. Montague Jr.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
DOROTHY JEANETTE ANDERSON
QUITMAN Services for Dorothy Jeanette Anderson will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Bernice Flemming and Leo Smith officiating. Burial will be in State Line Cemetery in Clarke County.
Mrs. Anderson, 86, of Quitman, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2002, at H.C. Watkins Memorial Hospital in Quitman.
Survivors include four daughters, Dorothy Martin of New Orleans, Alberta Cooper and Mary Stroud, both of Mobile, Ala., and Martha Hunter of Dallas; and a son, James T. Anderson of Mobile; 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Anderson; two sons, Bobby Anderson and Richard Anderson.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
EDNA J. HILL
Graveside services for Edna J. Hill will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Davey Wilkerson officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hill, 91, of Lauderdale, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at King's Daughters and Sons Rest Home. She was a retired nurse at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center and a member of Lauderdale Methodist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Loma Paulman Cook of Ashland, Ala.; sister-in-law, Vivian Hill of Lauderdale; special friend, Ruth Wilkins of Meridian; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Harris Hill and Michael Carey Hill.
RUTH EDGAR DANSBY
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BUTLER, Ala. Graveside services for Ruth Edgar Dansby will be today at 4 p.m. at Butler Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Curl officiating. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dansby, 93, of Pensacola, Fla., died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at Baptist Manor Nursing Home in Pensacola. She was a native and former resident of Butler.
Survivors include a brother, T.A. Edgar of Pensacola; nephews, Trice Edgar, Bill Edgar and Tom Edgar; and a niece, Martha Stanley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, R.R. "Dan" Dansby.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church of Butler.
Pallbearers will be Lee Edgar, Richard Edgar, Tom Edgar, Todd Lamarche, Earl Ray Nealy and Frank Stanley.
Visitation will be today one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
EUNICE I. POOLE
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Graveside services for Eunice I. Poole will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Sanders officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Poole, 68, of Meridian, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at Guardian Angel Hospice. She was a member of Jones Memorial Presbyterian Church.