Otis L. Ellis

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 26, 2000

Otis L. Ellis, 92, of Brundidge died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000 at Dale Medical Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000 at Haw Hill Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Shirlie Ellis officiating. Burial will be at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Brundidge with Dillard Funeral Home of Brundidge directing. There will be an one-hour lie-in-state prior to the service.

Survivors include three daughters: Nannie Ree Leatherwood of Brundidge, Lorretta Allen of Montgomery and Jewel Knighten of Brantley; two sons, Lonnie Ellis and Joseph Ellis, both of Brundidge; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by his wife and son, Tommy Ellis.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Sue Sanders Dalton

Sue Sanders Dalton, 87, of Troy died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000 at Edge Regional Medical Center in Troy.

Services were held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000 at Dillard Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. W.O Sanders, Dr. Don Hatcher and Rev. Larry Ellis officiating. Burial was at Green Hills Memorial Park with Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing.

Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Cowart and Georgia Sanders of Troy; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William Theo Dalton.

The Bereau Sunday school class at Hepzibah Baptist Church served as honorary pallbearers.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to a favorite charity.

Susie Glynn Sanders was born Dec. 9, 1912, the youngest child of Wiley Stephen Sanders and Ida Vannie Howard. Her childhood was spent in the Hephzibah Community in Pike County and she attended Hephzibah Baptist Church her entire life.

She was a graduate of Troy High School, after having attended Troy Elementary School. She graduated from Troy Normal School with a major in elementary education. In 1941, she graduated from Troy State Teachers College.

Her teaching career included Goodhope, Spring Hill, Goshen and Hepzibah in Pike County. Later whil living in Nashville, she taught on semester at Peabody Demonstration School. For the next three years, she taught in Alamance County, N.C. While living in Auburn, she studies as a special graduate student. She also worked for Pike County Human Resources for a number of years.

On Dec. 24, 1941, she married William Theo Dalton.

She was active in faculty wives groups at the University of North Carolina Woman’s College in Greensboro, the University of Georgia in Athens and Auburn University in Auburn. Also, she was active in the Woman’s Club in Auburn and, for a time, in Troy. At one time, she was an active member of the Troy 19th Century Club. She was a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Association of Childhood Education International.

For many years, Mrs. Dalton demonstrated a genuine interest in various Christian groups and movements. She was well known as an outstanding Bible scholar and teacher of Sunday school classes for women. In addition, she has maintained a steadfast concern for conservative classes.

Karl Eric Seepe Sr.

Karl Eric Seepe Sr., 92, a clergyman of Clinton, Miss., died of Parkinson disease Friday, Sept. 22, 2000 at Clinton Health and Rehablilitation Center in Clinton.

Services were at 1 p.m., Saturady, Sept. 23, 2000 at Mark Seepe Funeral Home in Jackson, Miss. Private committal was at Clinton Cemetery with Mark Seepe Funeral Home of Jackson.

He was a native of Oglesby, Ill. and a resident Deer Park, Ill. prior to moving south at an early age. He was a former resident of Fruithurst and Birmingham. He was a graduate of Central High School in Birmingham. He attended Howard College in Birmingham and was a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

His ministry as a clergyman led him through churches in Louisiana, Alabama and North Carolina. Prior to his retirement in 1972, he served as Associational Missionary in Troy. Upron retirement he and his wife, Irene Basham Seepe, moved to Clinton to be near their family.

As residents of Clinton, he was a member of First Baptist Church in Jackson, occassionally worked with the Baptist Book Store and the Book Rack in Jackson.

He is survived by his wife, Irene, of Clinton; son, Karl E. Seepe Jr. of Clinton; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 250, Jackson, Mississippi, 39205.