2006-09-28 / Obituaries

Area Obituaries


Lloyd Carpenter, 70, of Chatom died Sept. 23, 2006 at a Mobile hospital.

He was a member of the Springhill Baptist Church. He was a retired electrician for Ciba Corporation. He was born April 20, 1936.

Survivors include his wife, Carol M. Carpenter, Chatom; one daughter, Cathi C. (Steve) Burton, Chatom; one brother, Carlton Carpenter, Jackson; one sister, Dot Laton, Laton Hill; two grandchildren.

A graveside service was Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Springbank Cemetery in Chatom with Rev. Kenneth Henson officiating. Lathan Funeral Home of Chatom directed.

Active pallbearers were Brent Laton, Stephen Carpenter, Stacey Carpenter, Norvell Jones, Charles Hicks, Sam Loper, Larry Hicks and Gerald Taylor.


Judy Williamson Etheredge, 58, of Jackson died Sept. 21, 2006 at a local hospital.

She was born March 31, 1948 in Grove Hill. She was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church, NEA, AEA and Delta Kappa Gamma. She was a technology coordinator for the Clarke County Board of Education. She had taught first grade at Joe M. Gillmore School for 28 years.

Survivors include her husband, Randall B. Etheredge, Jackson; one son, Robert Benjamin (Kasie) Etheredge, Coffeeville; one daughter, Emily Etheredge (Phillip) Smith, Yulee, Fla.; three sisters, Betty O. Williamson, Opelika, Shirley Cotton, Brewton, Cheryl Patrick, Pearl, Miss.; one grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carter B. and Cula Lee Williamson, brothers, Percy and Larry Williamson and a sister, Kay Williamson.

The service was Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. at Stave Creek Baptist Church. Burial was in the Stave Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Active pallbearers were Hank Ott, Thomas Ott, Russ Dowling, Clint O'Guynn, Graham Braswell, Clint Harrell, Quincy Baros and Ricky Manchester.

Honorary pallbearers were employees of the Clarke County Board of Education.


Aaron Franklin Tanner Jr., 87, of Birmingham died Sept. 19, 2006 at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham.

He was born Oct. 28, 1918. He was a native of Coffee County, Ga. He was a member of Sand Hill Baptist Church in Douglas, Ga. He was a member of the American Legion. He was a World War II veteran. He was a clothing salesman for Ellis Clothing in Atlanta, Ga.

Survivors include his former wife, Maggie Ruth Tanner, Coffeeville; one son, Aaron Frank Tanner III, Saraland; two daughters, Kathy Tanner Steerman, Norfolk, Barbara Tanner Williams, Birmingham; three grandchildren.

A graveside service was Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. at the Coffeeville Cemetery. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.


Betty Green Morgan, 89, of Pike Road died Sept. 18, 2006 at her residence. She was born Oct. 7, 1916 in Lower Peach Tree. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Berrey O. Morgan, Pike Road; two sons, Paul E. (Marty) Morgan, Bowling Green, Ky., Michael A. (Kay) Morgan, Deatsville; four daughters, Berry Lynn (Dwayne) Freeby, Rancho Mirage, Calif., Joyce (Ray) Hultquist, Amargosa, Nev., Diane Morgan, Nashville, Tenn., Marie (Roger) Spealman, Olympia, Wash.; one sister, Pauline Rawls, Aiken, S.C.; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

The service was Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Carl Williams officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Steven Hobbs, Bobby Hobbs, Bill Morgan, Koss Green, Robert Rawlinson and Koss Green Jr.


Pearlie Mae Boykin, 94, of Citronelle died Sept. 23, 2006 at Citronelle Convalescent Center.

She was born April 21, 1912. She was a native of Pine Hill. She was a member of St. Union Baptist Church of Leroy. She was a part of the missionary society. She was a retired domestic.

Survivors include a devoted god-daughter, Bernice (William) Spencer, Eight Mile; three devoted nieces, Emma (J.C.) Simon, Leroy, Dixie Taylor, St. Stephens, Nancy Howell, Jackson; a devoted friend, Victoria Walker, Jackson; other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 29 from 2 until 6 p.m. at the chapel of Andrews Funeral Home with a second viewing Saturday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. at the St. Union Baptist Church in Leroy. The service will be at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Good Hope Cemetery in St. Stephens.


Charles Webster "Doll" Worsham, 69, of Cullomburg died Sept. 17, 2006 at the Washington County Infirmary in Chatom. He was born July 5, 1937.

Survivors include his wife, Judith Shaw "Judy" Worsham, Cullomburg; three daughters, Sonia W. (Joey) Whitsett, Millry, Kathy W. (Royce) Sturdivant, Cullomburg, Tiffany W. (David) McVay, Coffeeville; one brother, Lewis Worsham, Gulfcrest; three sisters, Ollie Beatrice Koen, Cullomburg, Sue Graham, Gilbertown, Betty See, Fairhope; six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Lee and Susie Mae Ganus Worsham, one brother, Howard Worsham.

The service was Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Cullomburg Baptist Church with Revs. Victor "Bo" Brantley, Don Whigham and Franklin McLelland officiating. Burial was in the Cullomburg Cemetery. Phillips Funeral Home of Gilbertown directed.

Active pallbearers were Nathan Worsham, Leonard Dixon, Jeff Lassiter, Cecil Singley Jr., Otho Singley and Donny Koen.

Honorary pallbearers were Donnie Arrington, E.C. Arrington, Hubert Black, Wyman Clark, Cecil Cox, Morris Copeland, Wilson Dixon, Dub Ezell, Martin Frost, Shane Frost, Tim Frost, Don Griffith, Richard McGrew, Lamar McIlwain, Jimmy Rogers, Mack Sikes, Jimmy Slay, Sammie Stanley Jr., Steve Stanley, Albert Stokley Jr., Bobby Stokley and Lavelle Taylor.

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