William A. Carnley

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 10, 2000

William A. Carnley, 81, of Troy, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Enterprise Medical Center.

The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2000 at Dillard Funeral Home of Troy with the Rev. Walter Faulk officiating. Burial followed at the Jack Assembly of God Cemetery in Jack with Dillard Funeral Home of Brundidge directing.

Survivors include wife, Ida L. Carnley of Troy; one daughter and son-in-law, Carrie and Gus Grant of Troy; one son and daughter-in-law, Elmer and Shirley Carnley of Troy; five grandchildren, Sandra L. Vaughn of Andalusia, Joseph Carnley of New Hope, Brandon Grant, Joshua Carnely, and B.J. Grant, all of Troy; two great-granddaughters, Elizabeth Carnely and Whitney Vaughn.

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Ada Jackson

Ada Jackson, 85, of Buffalo, N.Y., formerly of Troy, died May 5, 2000.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2000 at the Benevolent Grove Baptist Church with the Reverend L.P. Carter officiating and George F. Grubbs Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include two sons, C.J. Jackson and Willie James Jackson (Barbara) of Columbus, Ga.; three daughters, Rose L. March (Charles) of Lithonia, Ga., Vera L. Carter (Willie) of Cheetowoga, N.Y. and Ada McKinney of Troy; two brothers, J.K. Copeland (Virginia) of Detroit, Mich., and Willie D. Copeland (Vera) of North Carolina; one sister, Medinee Davis (Tommy) of Columbus, Ga.; 22 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was born on May 16, 1914 in Troy. Jackson served on the usher borad, was a choir member, a faithful tither, and the oldest member in the Benevolent Grove Baptist Church until she moved to Buffalo.

Connie Lee Turvin

Connie Lee Turvin, 87, of Brundidge, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Edge Regional Medical Center in Troy.

The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at Mt. Olive Assembly of God Church in Brundidge with the Revs. Elmer Ellis and Shirlie Ellis officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with Dillard Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include one daughter, Virginia Hartzog of Brundidge; three sons and daughters-in-law, James Albert and Cathy Turvin of Maryland, Leon and Letha Nell Turvin of Brundidge, and John and Becky Turvin of Brundidge; three sisters, Annie Clyde Bundy of Luverne, Lois Ellis and Alice Bundy, both of Brundidge; two brothers, Foster Ellis and Foreman Ellis, both of Brundidge; 14 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers will be Greg Turvin, Jonathan Turvin, Johnny Turvin, Rusty Bundy, Buddy Ellis, Jackie Bundy and David Barbaree.

The body will lie-in-state one hour prior to the service.

Rev. Elvin Wayne Whittington

Rev. Elvin Wayne Whittington, 68, of Jack, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at the VA Hospital.

The funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2000 at the Jack Assembly of God in Jack

with the Revs. Walter Faulk, Bobby Powell, and the Jimmy Eddins officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Hayes Funeral Home of Elba officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Inice Dean Whittington of Jack; five daughters and sons-in-law, Melinda and Jock Jones of Jack, Patricia and Bobbie Price of Elba, Brenda and Ray Sanders of Jack, Wana and Tony Carswell of Jack, and Dorothy and Mike Arrington of Banks; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Peggy Whittington of Tarentum; six sisters, Evon Sprong of Mobile, Elozette Zimmer of Hanibal, Mo., Alice Earles of Union Springs, Merle Henley of Robertsdale, Lois Livingston of Eufaula, and Gladys Parker of Robertsdale; one brother, James Whittington of Foley; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.