Lorilla S. Thompson

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 20, 2000

Lorilla S. Thompson, 89, of Troy died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000 at Pike Manor Health Care Center.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 20, 2000 at Belser Cemetery in Goshen with Ministers Lee Register and Danny Reynolds officiating, Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Richard Turner of Florida; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Kathleen Thompson of Shady Grove; two step-children, Lanell Crowe and Mary Ellen Wingard; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Elma Thompson.

Pallbearers will be Charles Sanders, Fred Crowe, Rickey Sullivan, Mickey Sullivan, Floyd Noble and Rabon Spivey.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

Dorothy Jean Williams

Dorothy Jean Williams, 41, of Elba, formerly of Troy, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000 at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000 at Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry Carnegie. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery with George F. Grubbs Funeral Home directing.

Ms. Williams was born Sept. 18, 1959 in Pike County to Mr. L.A. and Ruby Mae Williams. She attended Pike County public schools for many years . She was employed as store manager for Exxon convenience store in Montgomery. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, China Williams of Elba; husband, Frank McGowan; mother, Ruby M. Williams of Enterprise; six sisters and brothers-in-law: Annie Mae and Emmitt Carter of Detroit, Mich., Rose Etheridge, Ruby and Carl Pruitt, Debra Williams, all of Detroit, Mich., Bobbie Williams of Daleville, Annie Nelson of Daleville; one brother, L.A. and Dorris Williams of Troy; several nieces, nephews. other relatives and friends.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers and floralbearers.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20.

Plessie Burney DeShazor

Plessie Burney DeShazor, 99, of Troy died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000 at Edge Regional Medical Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church of Troy with Bobby Cox Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Carroll Street Cemetery with Harrison Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. DeShazor was born on Aug. 22, 1901 in Pike County to the late John and Mattie Burney. She was a member of the Stewardess Board for over 30 years and a member of the usher board of the A.M.E. Conference for 35 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Samuel DeShazor; her two sons, Roosevelt Johnson and Asia DeShazor; three sisters: Ruby Berry, Johnnie White and Eula Frazier and three brothers: Joe Burney, Larco Burney and Norman Burney.

Survivors include: one son, Roland Johnson of Columbia, S.C.; one daughter, Arlene Craig of Sarasota, Fla.; two sisters, Pearl Brooks of Brundidge and Lula Moultry of Miami, Fla; 11 grandsons; four granddaughters; a host of great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives friends and a caring nephew Roy Brooks Jr of Troy and his wife, Gloria.

Visitation will begin at noon, Friday, Oct. 20.