Thelma R. Stone

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 26, 2000

Thelma R. Stone, 95, of Troy died Monday, July 24, 2000 at Edge Regional Medical Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 26, 2000 in the chapel of Dillard Funeral Home in Troy with Dr. Ellis Bush officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing.

Survivors include one daughter, Frances Stone Holmes of Troy; three granddaughters, Linda H. "Rex" Thrash of Brundidge, Brenda H. Murphy of Troy and Vicki Holmes of Troy; one grandson, Donnie Renfroe; seven great-grandchildren: Sonya Jackson, Meredith Priddy, David Thrash, Kim Chrysson, Leslie Green, Jessica Renfroe and Holli Thrash; three great-great-grandchildren, Nicklaus Chrysson, Ryan Green and Camryn Chrysson.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the Vivian B. Adams School in Ozark.

Cecil David Livingston

Cecil David Livingston, 89, of Prattville and formerly of Troy, died Saturday, July 22, 2000 at Prattville Baptist Hospital.

Services were Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at Union Hill Cemetery in Troy with the Rev. Steve Rascoe officiating. Skeen Funeral Home of Troy directed.

Mr. Livingston retired from the U.S. Navy in which he served 30 years and received numerous bravery and other awards.

Survivors include his wife, Evie Livingston of Prattville; grandchildren, Eric Miller of Millbrook and Stephaine McCollum of Prattville; five great-grandchildren; nephews, James Livingston, Tommy Livingston, David Livingston and Charles Livingston; two nieces, Joan Hamburger and Bonnie Jennings.

Visitation was held July 24, 2000 from 6-8 p.m. at Skeen Funeral Home in Troy.

James Pinckard Wood III

James Pinckard Wood III, 82, of Troy, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at Edge Regional Medical Center.

Services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000 from First Baptist Church of Troy, with Dr. Edwin Walter officiating. Burial will follow in green Hills Memorial Park with Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Naiden Wood of Troy; five chidlren, Charlotte Henderson Wood of Troy, Patricia Wood Barnes of Andalusia, Lesa Breard Wood of Troy, Allen Wood of Troy, Laura Anne Wood of Troy; two sisters, Mrs. Frank L. (Margaret) Hardy of Birmingham, Mrs. Howard P. (Mary) Parks of Newnan, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Charlotte Marie Schubert, Kenneth Allen Jenkins, Elisabeth Yawn Simmons, Christine Breard Schubert, Robert Charles Yawn Jr., Naiden Carney Wood, George Evans Barnes III, Baylor Henderson Wood; special friends, Diane Smith and Dorothy Gosha.

Wood’s hobbies included flying his P 51-D Mustang fighter for the Army Air Corps, and equally at home on the ground keeping his father’s furniture business profitable. He attended Auburn University. He served the community as president of the Chamber of Commerce, president of the Rotary Club and president of the Troy Country Club where he played golf for many years. He was founder and first president of Pike Liberal Arts School. An avid Auburn fan, he served as chairman of hte Pike County Auburn Association. He enjoyed spending time at the beach near Panama City, Fla., where his family vacationed every year. He was a life-long member of First Baptist Church, serving the congregation in many capacities: He was a deacon and a dedicated volunteer in the Prayer Room, and was a teacher in the Baraca Class.

Pallbearers will be Allen Jenkins, William Simmons, George Barnes, Sam Johnston, Bert Brown and Pick Parks. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Yawn Jr., Charles Norris, Elvin Callin, Brewer Thomas and the members of the Baraca Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000 at First Baptist Church of Troy.