Obituaries for Friday, Feb. 8, 2002
LEE ARTHUR RAMSEY
Retired truck driver
OXFORD Services for Lee Arthur Ramsey were held Wednesday at Antioch Baptist Church in Daleville with burial in the church cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Ramsey, 59, of Detroit, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit. He was a retired truck driver for the Chrysler Corporation and was a native of Lauderdale County.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores Ramsey of Detroit; a daughter, Theresa Ramsey of Riverdale, Ga.; a son, Arthur Ramsey of Mauldin, S.C.; two sisters, Virginia Baylor of Meridian and Lee Bertha Bailey of Springfield, Ill.; three brothers, Curtis Ramsey of Detroit, Vertis Wilson of Chicago and Jeffery Wilson of St. Louis; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services for Cleveland Ott will be held today at noon at White Cemetery in Topton with the Rev. Samuel Hardy officiating. Clark's Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Ott, 97, of Toomsuba, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at Riley Hospital.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be today from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
MARY ALICE MARTIN
Services for Mary Alice Martin will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Follis officiating. Burial will be in Meehan Cemetery with a private committal service.
Mrs. Martin, 90, of Meridian, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at Queen City Nursing Center. She was a retired administrator of Golden Sunset Nursing Home.
Survivors include three daughters, Floy Hurst and her husband, J.P., of Hickory, Joyce Barnette and her husband, Jim, of Corpus Christie, Texas and Alvalene Middlebrooks and her husband, Nick, of Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, Charlie Martin of Hernando; five grandchildren, Leonard Hurst, Karen Huey, Brad Brown, Brian Brown and Kyle Barnette; eight great-grandchildren, Jamie Hurst, Andrew Brown, Laura Brown, Stephen Brown, David Brown, Alissa Brown, Sarah Brown and Ashleigh Brown; and a great-great-grandchild, Kaitlyn Hurst.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Maggie Pittman and her husband, Charlie Alton Martin.
LUNA WEIR COKER
NEWTON Services for Luna "Nadie" Weir Coker will be held today at 2 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Fred Read and Brent Parks officiating. Burial will be in Newton Masonic Cemetery.
Mrs. Coker, 92, of Newton, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at Bedford Nursing Home.
Survivors include two daughters, Cora McLaurin and her husband, O.T., of Newton and Peggy Gaines of Newton; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Coker; a son-in-law, Charles Gaines; and a grandchild, Ken Gaines.
MINNIE WHITE SHERMAN
Graveside services for Minnie White Sherman will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Goodwater Cemetery. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Sherman, 98, of Osyka, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, in McComb. She was a retired manager of a farm equipment company. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Mayflower Chapter 148 and was the oldest member of Osyka Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Ethel Louise McArn Willson of Osyka and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
FRANCES BENNETT RAINER
YORK, Ala. Services for Frances Bennett Rainer will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Christopher's Chapel Cemetery in Jachin with the Rev. Johnny Davis officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Bumpers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Rainer, 79, of Meridian died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include a son, Roy Rainer; three daughters, Mary Blair of Winchester, Ky., Allie Kate Rainer of Marion and Martha Ann Rainer of Livingston, Ala.; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon at the funeral home.
JOHN JAMES EUGENE GRAUEL
Maintenance plant employee
CLANTON, Ala. Services for John James Eugene "Jack" Grauel will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Henry Clay officiating. Burial will be in Abanks Cemetery in Birmingham.
Mr. Grauel, 71, a native of Lauderdale, Miss., died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Grauel, sons, Johnny Steve Grauel and Gerald E. Grauel, all of Randolph; a brother, Raymond Grauel of Hoover; a sister, Mary Merrill of Birmingham; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.