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Obituaries for Wednesday, May 28, 2003

By Staff
Construction worker
QUITMAN Services for Farron Ringo Ivy will be held today at 1 p.m. at Hebron Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Holloman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Wright's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Ivy, 25, of Quitman, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, in Quitman.
Survivors include his mother, Dorothy B. Ivy; brothers, Ravon Ivy, Ferlin Ivy, James Arlon Ivy and Wade Ivy, all of Quitman.
Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.
Retired
LISMAN, Ala. Services for Alonzo Franklin Jr. will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Greater First Baptist Church. Hayden and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Franklin, 75, of Lisman, died Friday, May 23, 2003, at Rush Foundation Hospital. He was a retired supervisor for James River Corporation.
Survivors include his wife, Edna L. Hall Franklin; children, George Franklin of Hueytown, Ala., Carolyn Brown and her husband, Johnny, of Meridian, Melvin Franklin of Pushmataha, Ala., Cathy Holoway and her husband, Hue, of Elyria, Ohio, Charles Pringle of Flint, Mich., and Sarah Ann Franklin of Meridian; siblings, Willie Lee Franklin of Meridian, Jimmie Lee Franklin of Nashville, Tenn., Fannie Benson of Meridian and Annie Franklin-Harris of St. Albans, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Dental lab technician
PHILADELPHIA Services for Allen Lane Cumberland will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Sandtown United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Sandtown Cemetery in Philadelphia. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Cumberland, 29, of Philadelphia, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, in his home.
Survivors include his wife, Cindy Cumberland; A daughter, Morgan Lane Cumberland; his mother and step-father, Glenda and Edward L. Richardson; brothers, Jason Lee Richardson and Eddie Joe Richardson; grandparents, James Arnett and Mary E. Sisson and Johnnie Cumberland and step-grandmother, Sarah Richardson, all of Philadelphia.
He was preceded in death by his father, Terry Lane Cumberland; and his grandfather, Pervie Cumberland.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
UNION Services for Nancy Jean Gregory will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Crossroads Baptist Church in Decatur with the Revs. Scott Engle, William Walker and Bennie Buckley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Milling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Gregory, 63, of Decatur, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, in Decatur. She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughters, Janie McCrory of Meridian, Jackie Addy and her husband, Mickey, of Decatur and Jill Davis and her husband, Barry, of Philadelphia; sons, Grady Gregory and his wife, Diane, and Robbie Gregory and his wife, Donna, all of Decatur; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Floyd Barron of Seattle; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy "Nan" Gregory; parents, Floyd and Jane Barron; and a sister, Nora Burghart.
Pallbearers will be Grady Earl Gregory, Gary Gregory, Wallace Mayes, Van Ezelle, Craig Stamper and Mark Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be Garland Jeffcoats and Tony Addy.
Visitation will be today 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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