Obituaries for Thursday, April 11, 2002

By Staff
BARBARA WOOD HAVARD
BUTLER, Ala. Graveside services for Barbara Wood Havard will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Pine Crest Cemetery in Mobile. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Havard, 69, of Butler, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, in her home.
Survivors include a son, Lloyd William Havard of Butler.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
VICTORIA GORDON
Homemaker
Services for Victoria Gordon will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church in Daleville with the Rev. Leo Gordon officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Gordon, 101, of Meridian, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, in her home.
Survivors include three sons, Sylvester Gordon of Columbia, S.C., the Rev. Leo Gordon and Frank Gordon, both of Meridian; a daughter, Louise Mitchell of Meridian; 21 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Gordon; a son and a daughter.
Visitation will be Friday 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
CLINTON G. TENTION
Factory worker
Services for Clinton G. Tention will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at First United Baptist Church of Stonewall with the Rev. Willie Hood officiating. Burial will be in Donald Rest Cemetery in Philadelphia with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Tention, 94, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include a son, the Rev. David Lee Tention and his wife, Helen M., of Philadelphia; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife and three siblings.
Visitation will be Friday 3 p.m.-6 p.m. at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel in Meridian and Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.
L.J. JACKSON SR.
Businessman
MOBILE, Ala. Services for L.J. Jackson Sr. were held March 9, at 3 p.m. at St. Mark United Methodist Church. Burial was in Mobile Memorial Gardens with Radney Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Jackson, a native of Collinsville, Miss., longtime resident and prominent businessman in Mobile since 1961, died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at a Mobile hospital. He was the owner of Jackson and Associates Insurance and Real Estate for 33 years.
Mr. Jackson was a member of Azalea Lodge 898, York Rite, Abba Temple Shrine Club, Abba Midgets and Royal Order of Jesters. He also served on the board of governors for the Shriners Hospital in Shreveport, La.
He was an active member of St. Mark United Methodist Church. Mr. Jackson served on the Men's Club, Administrative Board and Finance Committee.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Val Jackson; two children, Sherry Garratt and her husband, Michael, and L.J. "Jack" Jackson Jr., all of Mobile; two granddaughters, Melissa Garratt and Jennifer Garratt, both of Mobile; two sisters, Evelyn Culpepper and her husband, Max, and Glenda McKinion and her husband, William, all of Collinsville; other relatives and friends.
The family requests memorials be made to St. Mark United Methodist Church, 439 Azalea Rd., Mobile, AL 36693.
WILLIAM WALLACE GAY
Retired from South Bell Phone Co.
DENVER, Colo. Services for William Wallace Gay were held March 19, at Pipkin Chapel of Peace. Burial was in Ft. Logan National Cemetery.
Mr. Gay, 74, of Centennial, Colo., formerly of Birmingham, Ala., died Sunday, March 10, 2002, in his home. He was the vice president of South Bell Phone Co. and received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Mary E. Gay of Centennial; a son, Alan Gay and his wife, Connie, of Centennial; two sisters, Mary Ann Blakley and her husband, Ernest, of Hattiesburg and Nell Harbor and her husband, Jack, of Waco, Texas; four grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William R. Gay and Lula Mae Lucy-Gay.
ALTON J. ALAWINE
Arrangements were incomplete at Stephens Funeral Home for Alton J. Alawine, 85, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at The Specialty Hospital.
SOLOMAN JEFF ROBERSON
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Soloman Jeff Roberson, 90, of Meridian, who died Thursday, April 11, 2002, in his home.

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