Lillian Lassiter Nelson

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 27, 2000

Lillian Lassiter Nelson, 93, of Opp died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000 at Flowers Hospital after a brief illness.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000 at Opp Church of Christ with Roger Dill officiating. Burial will be at Opp City Cemetery with Wyatt Funeral Home of Opp directing.

Ms. Nelson was born Apr. 5, 1907 in Coffee County and grew up south of Troy in the Henderson Community of Spring Hill. She raised a family of five in Coffee and Covington Counties and was a member of Opp Church of Christ. Years ago, she worked at Opp Peanut Butter Mill on Hart Avenue, which is not the location of Nelson Realty. She later worked as a nurse at Mizell Memorial Hospital in Opp until the age of 67, when she retired.

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Surivivors include three daughters: Lorene Cooper of Clearwater, Fla., Maelean Danley and Lousie Smith, both of Milton, Fla.; two sons, Charles Nelson of Opp and Gilbert Nelson of Pensacola, Fla.; one sister, Wilma Mullis of Troy; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Charlie Nelson, Davis Nelson, John Nelson, Mike Nelson, Palmer Nelson and Jimmy Summerlin.

Isiah Casrell

Isiah Casrell, 64, of Troy died Aug. 19, 2000 at Edge Regional Medical Center.

His funeral held at noon on Aug. 26, 2000, at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Orion with the Rev. Lomack McNeal officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery. Harrison Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Mr. Casrell was born May 6, 1936 in Pike County to James and Florence Casrell. He attended Pike County Schools and was a member of the Church of God in Troy.

Survivors include one son, Bennie Casrell of Troy; a daughter, Kimberky Bryant and husband Ned Bryant of Freehold, N.J.; two step-daughters, Monica Williamson and Cassandra Styles of New Jersey; three sisters, Catherine Blackmon and husband Johnny Blackmon of San Antonio, Texas; Lucille Nelseon and Ethel B. Kyles and Lucious Kyles of Troy; two brothers, James Connell Blair of Troy and John Frank Casrell of Montgomery; one aunt, Willie Mae Harris of Troy; a loving friend, Diane Haynes of Troy; and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jeffrey Adair, Robert Pryor, Dexter Smith, Cornelius Adair, Roderick Adair, and Willie Roy Williams. His nieces served as floralbearers.

Davie Fraizer

Davie Fraizer, 79, of Pike County, died at Edge Regional Medical Center.

His funeral will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Troy. Burial will follow at Carroll Street Cemetery. Harrision Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mr. Fraizer was born in 1928 in Coffee County to Charlie Mack and Eula B. Fraizer. He graduated from Coffee County and Troy schools and served in World War II.

He served as a district manager for National Security Insurance Company for 30 years.

Mr. Fraizer was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, numerous organizations, boards and civic clubs.

Survivors include his wife Thelma Frizer; three sons, Clemmie Fraizer, Jerome McInnis and Robert Fraizer; one brother, John Fraizer; one sister Eindie Simmons; three sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; three grandsons; and one great granddaughter.

Pallbearers will be the members of the Men’s Usher Board of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, and members of the Trustee Board will serve as honorary pallbearers. Members of the Missionary Society will be floralbearers.