2008-02-14 / Obituaries

Area Obituaries


Doris Jewel Gartman Tarver, 79, of McIntosh died Feb. 11, 2008 in a health care facility in Baton Rouge, LA.

She worked at Ciba-Geigy until retirement. She was an active member of McIntosh United Methodist Church and was a volunteer at McIntosh Public Library.

Survivors include her husband of sixty years Claude Aaron Tarver, McIntosh; two sons, Andrew (Cathy) Tarver, Baton Rouge, LA, Joseph Tarver, Pointe Vedra Beach, FL; one daughter, Sandra (Richard) Sacco, Albany, GA; four granddaughters; one grandson; and one brother, Donald (Ernestine) Gartman, Jackson.

A visitation was held, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson. The service will be Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at McIntosh United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the McIntosh United Methodist Cemetery. Andrews

Infant Jarrett Michael Andrews, died Feb. 4, 2008 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 4, 2008.

Survivors include his parents, Michael and Alesia Andrews, Thomasville; paternal grandparents, Willie "Buster" and Lois Andrews Jr. Grove Hill; paternal grandmother, Teresa Andrews, Thomasville; maternal grandmother, Anne Brownlee, Butler; maternal grandparents, Terry and Janet Kelley, Needham; paternal great-grandparents, Charles "Jack" and Betty Williamson, Thomasville; maternal great-grandfather, Benjamin Lewis, Gilbertown; maternal great-grandparents, J. T. and Eunice Kelley, Gilbertown.

A graveside service was Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Maurice Dyess officiating. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed. Elmore

Mary Ann Elmore, 70, of Montgomery, formerly of Gordo died Feb. 10, 2008 at Jackson Health Care Facility.

She was born March 13, 1937 in Carrollton to the late Emmett William Lee Sr. and Annie Mary McCafferty Lee. She grew up in Reform. She earned a B.S. degree at Mississippi University for women in Columbus, Miss. and a Masters of Art at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. She became a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary sorority for teachers and taught for 21 years at Pickens County Public Schools and Pickens Academy. She was a former social worker for the Department of Human Resources and a Workers Compensation Supervisor for the State of Alabama Department of Industrial Relations and in 1996 she retired because of a medical disability. She joined the First Baptist Church in Reform at 9 years of age and Taylor Road Baptist Church in 1988 when she moved to Montgomery. She was a former member of the choir at the First Baptist Church in Reform, the First Baptist Church in Gordo and the Taylor Road Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Benjamin E. "Benji" (Karen) Elmore III, Grove Hill; two daughters, Ellen Elmore (Lawrence J. "Chip") Murphy, Greenwood, IN, Julia Ann Elmore (Thomas E. "Tom") Dreher, Hoover; eight grandchildren; friends and other family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Franklin Elmore Jr., her parents and brother, Emmett W. "Sonny" Lee Jr.

The service will be Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. a Skelton Funeral Home in Reform with Revs. Brannon Pinion and Sam Andreason officiating. Burial will be at the Union Chapel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Reform First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 100, Reform, AL 35481 or the Union Chapel Cemetery Fund or Union Chapel Methodist Church, c/o Olin Lee, 4767 Franconia Road, Carrollton, AL 35447.

Honorary pallbearers are Blake Corbin, Clark Wiginton, Tom Wiginton, Peyton Chapman, Will Chapman, Bain Chapman, Floyd Lee, Glenn Lee, Ricky Lee, Horace Lee Jr., Roger Lee, Frank Elmore, Lewis Elmore, Charles Elmore, Paul Elmore, Larry Blakeney, Todd Sparks and John Fox, former co-teachers and students of Pickens County, co-workers of Workers Compensation Division, State of Alabama, friends and neighbors of Magnolia Point and of Taylor Road Baptist Church in Montgomery.


Louise Williams, 83, of Lower Peach Tree died Feb. 5, 2008.

She was born May 8, 1924. She was a member of St. Thomas A.M.E. Church.

Survivors include one son, Willie D. Williams, Mobile; three daughters, Alice Mae Williams, Lower Peach Tree, Mary J. Williams, Laura Williams, both of Georgetown, Ga.; one brother, C.L. Williams, Mobile; three sisters, Viola Straughter, Mt. Vernon, Velma Carlton, Lower Peach Tree, Thelma Williams, Mobile; four grandsons; five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by, Jake Williams, mother, father, husband and one daughter, Sallie Mae and one son, George Williams.

The service was held February 9, 2008 at St. Thomas AME Church, with pastor W.W. Nixon officiating. Burial was at the Mt. Sinai cemetery.

Active pallbearers were George Williams, Willie D. Williams, Willie James Williams, Tommie Pugh and Anthony Williams.

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