Nina Leona Mills

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 18, 2000

Nina Leona Mills, 85, of Route 1 Troy died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000 at her residence.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000 at the chapel of Skeen Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Winston Brooks and Dr. David Fleming officiating. Burial will be at Mr. Moriah Cemetery with Skeen Funeral Home of Troy directing.

Survivors include her husband, J.C. Mills of Troy; one daughter, Jean Heisler of Montgomery; one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Flo Mills of Mathews; four grandchildren: Kenneth Estes and Lewis Edward Estes of Montgomery, Francis Mills and Rusty Mills of Mathews; one great-grandson, Beau Estes; one brother and sister-in-law, Freeman and Henrietta Mallet of Jacksonville, Fla.

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Serving as pallbearers will be: Kenneth Estes, Lee Estes, Larry Meeks, Harry Bullard, Doug Branson and Rusty Mills.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wiregrass Hospice, P.O. Drawer 1146, Troy, Alabama.

Samuel Taylor King

Samuel Taylor King, 65, of Troy died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000 at his residence.

Services will be at 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000 at Greater St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Troy with the Rev. Bobby B. Cox Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Carroll Street Cemetery with George F. Grubbs Funeral Home directing.

Visitation will be at noon at the funeral home.

Mr. King was born March 21, 1934 in Pike County to Mr. and Mrs. Henry and Roshell Jones King. He attended Alabama State University for two years. He was in the U.S. Army and employed with Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Mich. He was a steward, Sunday school teacher, lay organist, president of the Missionary Society, member of the ASU Alumni Association Troy Chapter and the Alabama Democratic Conference. He enjoyed being a Bible scholar.

Survivors include three sons: Christopher and Victor, both of Detroit and Jonathan King of Montgomery; two daughters, Rene and Chandra, both of Troy; one brother and sister-in-law, Charlie and Wilma King; half-brother and his wife, John Lee and Annie Jean Brown of Detroit; mother-in-law, Mollie Williams; two sisters-in-law, Martha Ann Williams of Troy and Doris King of New York; six grandchildren; seven nieces; two nephews; a very special friend, Dorothy Belcher of Troy and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Willie Thomas, Richard Mosely, Anthony West, David Copeland, Gary Blair, Robert Frazier and Daron Fayson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Edward Jones, James Bell, Leon Matthews and John McGuire.

Floralbearers will be members of the Julia Harris Missionary Society and friends of the family.

Dorothy Phillips

Dorothy Phillips, 77, of Andalusia died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000 at her residence.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000 at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel in Andalusia with the Rev. Ed Ganus officiating. Jason Barrow provided special music accompanied by Ann Johnson.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Joy Phillips of Luverne and Michael and Teresa Phillips of Troy; daughter and son-in-law, Helen and R.D. Brooks of Andalusia; brother-in-law, James Royland Phillips of Andalusia; Carlton Phillips of Andalusia and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alcus J. Phillips.

Serving as pallbearers were: James Anderson, Adrian Dyess, Kenny Moore, Kenny Bracewell, Jackie Castleberry adn Brett Kinsaul.

Honorary pallbearers were: Stephen Nall, Pat Maddox, Larry Ellis, Marzett Lawson and Thomas Woodard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Philadelphia Baptist Church, 108 Waits Drive, Andalusia, Alabama 36420.

Mittie Frances Edwards

Mittie Frances Edwards, 86, of Troy died Friday, Oct. 18, 2000 at Pike Manor Nursing Home.

Graveside services were held at 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000 at Sandfield Cemetery with the Rev. Earl Oakes officiating, Gray Funeral Home of Union Springs directing.

Survivors include two sons, Hamil Edwards of Troy; James Edwards of Phenix City; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and James McLendon of Troy and Linda and John Harrelson of Auburn; one brother-in-law, Richard Williams of China Grove; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons.

Visitation was held 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14 at funeral home.