James Benjamin Davis Sr.

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 29, 2000

James Benjamin Davis Sr., 94, of Troy died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000 at Edge Regional Medical Center.

Services will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000 at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Troy with the Rev. Danny Doss officiating and Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

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Graveside services will be at 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, 2000 at the Stevenson Cemetery in Stevenson with the Rev. Charles Hughes officiating and Rudder Funeral Home of Stevenson directing.

Pallbearers will be Ray Sullivan, Floyd Porter, Milton McKeller, Henry Greer, Leon Hilyer and Tommy Dillard.

Mr. Davis was born in 1906 in Stevenson. After World War II, when he served as a lieutenant colonel in the Army Air Corps, he moved to Troy in 1947. He was a graduate of Auburn University and retired as an electrical engineer from the REA. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Troy.

He was preceeded in death by two wives, Jacquelyn Matthews Davis and Sara Miller Babcock Davis.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James B. and Emma Jean Davis Jr. of Huntsville; three grandsons and their wives: James B. and Susan Davis III of Huntsville, Russell S. Davis of Huntsville and Dr. John C. and Laura Davis of Columbus, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Wesley Davis and Mary Elizabeth Davis.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Troy.

Florida Mclendon Sheppard

Florida Mclendon Sheppard, 88, of Phenix City, formerly of the Josie Community, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000.

Services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 30, 2000 at Enon Baptist Church. Burial will be at Enon Cemetery with Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing.

She was preceded in death by her husband of many years, J.R. McLendon and Shelton Sheppard and one daughter, Mary Lee Smith.

Survivors include five daughters: Evelyn McDaniel of Banks, Burnese Hays, Mae Rolling, both of Phenix City, Rachel Renfroe of Kennesaw, Ga. and Nancy Bryant of Birmingham; four sons: Robert Mclendon of Albertville, Roy Mclendon of Phenix City, Reynolds Mclendon of Prattville and Ray Mclendon of Opelika; sister, Siddie Green of Columbus, Ga.; 22 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29 at Dillard Funeral Home in Troy. There will also be a 30-minute lie-in-state at the church prior to the service on Monday.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Eva Barrow

Eva Barrow, 102, of Brundidge, formerly of Elba, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000. Services and survivors will be announced by Bell’s Liptrot/Dawson Funeral Home.

Wayland Tookey Clark

Wayland Tookey Clark died on Oct. 25, 2000 at his home in Sunnyside, Fla. after a long illness.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000 at Gulf View United Methodist Church in Panama City Beach, Fla. Burial was at Kent-Forest Lawn Cemetery in Panama City with Southerland Family Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Clark was born in Graceville, Fla. and, during his lifetime, lived in Columbus, Ga., Clio and Panama City Beach, Fla., making his living as a railroad switchman, printer, gas station operator, mechanic and handyman extraordinaire and retired as a contented beach bum. He was a member of Mt. Hermon Masonic Lodge of Colombus, Ga. for over 40 years.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; daughters and sons-in-law: Elaine and Marvin Bassett, Melissa and Pat Faucheux, Patty and Juhan Mixon, Kay and Jim Whittemore and Nan Summerall; grandchildren: Mellie and Katie Bassett, Chad, Abbey, Monique and Patrick Faucheux, Shawn Middleton, Corinne Mixon, Jason, Chris and Kelly Whittemore and Chase and Eric Summerall; sister, Retha Powell; brother and sister-in-law, Wendell R. and Christine Clark; sisters-in-law, Margaret Goss, Annie Lee Clark, Katherine Clark and Bonnie Clark; many nieces and nephews and a host of loving friends.

Visitation was held 6-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27 at Southerland Funeral Home in Panama City, Fla.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida.

Gene Sherrer

Gene Sherrer, 73, of Geneva died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000 at Hartford Health Care Facility.

Services will be at 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000 at Searcy Funeral Home Chapel in Enterprise with the Rev. Billy Cardwell officiating. Burial will be at Meadowlawn Cemetery with Searcy Funeral Home directing.

Rev. Sherrer was an Assembly of God minister for 35 years.

He was preceded in death by a son, Wilmer Sherrer.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel Sherrer of Geneva; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jolene and Dwight Begly of Enterprise, Donna and Johnny Speigner of Copperas Cove, Texas; two sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Pam Sherrer of Geneva and pastor of First Assembly of God Church Rev. Duran and Tabitha Sherrer of Troy; one sister, Annie Bell Odom of Cantonment, Fla.; three brothers, Raymond Sherrer of Lake Wales, Fla., Howard Sherrer of Elba and Edgar Sherrer of Valdosta, Ga.; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.