Luanza Williams Allen

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 15, 2000

Luanza Williams Allen, 83, of Brundidge died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000 at her home.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2000 at Zebulon Baptist Church with the Revs. Keith Price, J.C. Turner, Earl Oakes and Claud Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Sandfield Cemetery in the Sandfield Community with Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-n-law, Mavis Frances Culpepper, Enterprise, Leone and J.C. Turner of Troy, Dixie and Hillery Shehane of Brundidge; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Evelyn Adams of Banks, and Davis and Betha Allen of Banks, sisters, Cleone Oakes of Banks, Ruby Whittington of Montgomery, Nola Mae Faulkner of Troy, Mozell Day of Troy and Joyce McLendon of Greenville; 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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Mrs. Allen is preceded in death by her husband, William Elmer Allen and two infant daughters.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Allen, Jason Turner, Ray Allen, Clyde H. Williams, Rex Andress, Ricky Austin, John Dunn, Randall Hayes. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of and former pastors of Zebulon Baptist Church, Wiregrass Hospice, Ruth Gregory Garrett and Linda Wright.

There will be a one hour lie-in-state prior to the service.

Lucy B. Parnell Hooten

Lucy B. Parnell Hooten, 65, of Troy, died Sunday, September 10, 2000, at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at Springfield Baptist Church in Ansley with the Rev. J. Townsend. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with Harrison Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include seven children, Mary (Jacob) Mahone, Lucy Mae Hooten, Jimmie Lewis Hooten, Carnell Hooten, Robert (Janice) Hooten, Loretta (Jessie) Blair, all of Troy; Shirley (Willie) Williams of Hinesville, Ga.; four brothers, Lucas (Ester) of Bellwood, Ill., Willie (Clara) of Dixmoor, Ill., Ocephus and James (Patricia) of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Mary A. Williams and Brenda (Willie) Alford; two aunts Frances Matthew of Quincy, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Vanessam, Antonio, valencia, shaqundra, Zephania, Javoris, Jacob, Lasha, Jamaul and Briana; two freat-grandchildren, Damarcus, Jamari and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

She was preceeded in death by a sister Yvonne Parnell Foster.

Pallbearers will be Antonio Hooten, Bernard Berry, Demetrio Berry, Lomack Bean and Sanuel Wingard. Honorary pallbearers will be Lucas, James, Lewis and Ocephus. Floralbearers will be friends of the family.

Ms. Hooten was born April 8, 1935 in Pike County to the late Conley Parnell and Mozell Berry. She attended Pike County schools and was a housekeeper. She was a memver of SPringfield Baptist Church in Ansley and enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sept. 15, and the body will lie-in-state one hour prior to the service.

Earnest O. Ousley

Earnest O. Ousley, 49, of Roselle, New Jersey, formerly of Troy, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000 at Clara Mass Hospital in Belleville, N. J.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2000 at Morning Star Baptist Church in Troy with the Rev. Carl Hollis officiating. Burial will follow at Carroll Street Cemetery with Harrison Funeral Home directing.

Born in Troy, Ousley graduated from Academy Street High School. He moved to East Orange, N. J.

and continued his education at Essex County College after a tour of service in the United States Army in Vietnam. He earned an associate’s degree at Essex County College and, then, attended New Jersey Institute of Technology.

He moved to Roselle in November 1978 and joined the Roselle Fire Department on Oct. 1, 1983. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant on Jan. 1, 1994 and was a certified emergency medical technician.

He was a life member of the New Jersey State Fireman’s Relief Association for 17 years, was a life member of the New Jersey State Fireman’s Mutual Benevolent Association #33 (FMBA) in Rayway and held the elected position of sergeant-at-arms for the past six years. He also served on several committees within the FMBA. He was active with the Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation in Livingston and the American Burn Association serving on several committees.

He was active with the Shiloh Baptist Church in Elizabeth, where he served on the church’s board of trustees as a vice chairman and was a bus driver on the church’s bus ministry. He also participated in the Men’s Fellowship Ministry.

Mr. Ousley was also involved with the Senior Citizens Transportation Program in Roselle, as well, and a member of the American Legion Post 229.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia; four sons: Micah and Earnest Jr. of Roselle, Kobie of Atlanta, Ga., and Earnest Renard of Doraville, Ga.; two brothers, Richard and Milton of New Jersey; three sisters-in-law: Susie and Cynthia of New Jersey and Annie V. Bivens of Marietta, Ga.; two brothers-in-law, Michael Bray of Troy and Clifford Bray of New Jersey; four aunts: Bonnie C. Phillips of Chicago, Ill., Elizabeth Ousley of Troy, Emma L. Rodgers of Nacogdoches, Texas and Annie L. Wallace of Hamilton, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Michele of Doraville, Ga.; mother-in-law, Annie K. Bray of Troy; two granddaughters, Alexis Wood and Elyse Olivia Ousley; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and adopted sons and daughters.

Pallbearers, honorary pallbearers and floralbearers will be friends of the family.

In lieu of flowers make contributions to Morning Star Baptist Church, 124 Hubbard Street in Troy.

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