Willouise quot;Billiequot; Reynolds Shealy

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 18, 2001

Willouise "Billie" Reynolds Shealy, 93, of Brundidge died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001 at Pike Manor Health Care Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001 at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Brundidge with the Rev. Jimmy Spikes officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Brundidge with Dillard Funeral Home of Brundidge directing.

Mrs. Shealy was a graduate of Tuskegee High School and Troy Normal School, now Troy State University.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas L. Shealy.

Survivors include two daughters, Alice Davies of Yuma, Ariz. and Frankie Aezer of Long Beach, Calif.; sister, Lucille Langford of Peach Tree City, Ga.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other close relatives and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Brundidge United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at Dillard Funeral Home in Brundidge.

William Alfred Hollis

William Alfred Hollis, 74, of Dothan died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001 at Flowers Hospital following a short illness.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001 at Byrd Funeral Home Chapel in Dothan with the Revs. Randy Woodham and Don Dean officiating. Burial will be at Memory Hill Cemetery with Byrd Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-3:15 p.m. prior to the service.

Mr. Hollis was born Oct. 12, 1926 in Dothan and lived his early years in Henry County, near Headland. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army. he returned to Dothan, where he lived and worked until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of Lafayette Street United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Finna Lou Dismukes and Oscar Luther Hollis; grandmother, Sara Ann Hollis and a special aunt and uncle, Annie Bell and Chester Hollis.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Jerrie Shute Hollis of Dothan; daughter and son-in-law, Sherrie Hollis and Bobby Drinkard of Troy; two grandsons, Bobby Jon Drinkard and Will Drinkard, both of Troy.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6267, Dothan, Alabama or to Lafayette Street United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1506, Dothan, Alabama 36302.

Lena Dease Riley

Lena Dease Riley, 87, of Troy died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001 at Pike Manor Health Care Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 19, 2001 at Zebulon Baptist Church with the Revs. Wayne Williams and Claude Adams officiating. Burial will be at Sandfield Cemetery in the Sandfield Community with Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Marl Riley.

Survivors include five daughters and sons-in-law: Varner Culpepper of Banks, Delia and Jack Langston of Banks, Mary Culpepper of Banks, Jessie and Sanford Grubbs of Mathews, janie and Allen Lane of Springhill; three sons and daughters-in-law: Charles H. and Sara Riley of Columbus, Ga., Lamar and Susan Riley of Montgomery, Roy Dean and Joni Riley of Banks; one brother, Calvin Dease; 21 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 608 p.m., today and there will be a one-hour lie-in-state prior to the service.

Anderson Ray Mann

Anderson Ray Mann, 75, of Tallassee, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001 after an extended illness.

Servies were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001 at Jeffcoat Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ray Stover and Dr. David Bentley officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery with Jeffcoat Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Mann was a WWII Navy veteran and retired Examiner of Public Accounts, state of Alabama. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Tallassee.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Dean Mann; three sons, Allen (Jeanie) Mann of Opelika, Gary (Barb) Mann of Atlanta, Ga., and Harold (Julie) Mann of Montgomery; three daughters, Brenda (Buzz) Fowler of Trussville; Iris (Danny) Arledge of Montgomery, and Beverly (Jerry) Bowles of Oneonta; 17 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, a sister, Virginia Mann Key of Troy; a brother, Bonnie (Betty) Mann of Birmingham; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Mann of Montgomery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association or to a favorite charity.

Malta "Scooter" Flowers Conners

Malta "Scooter" Flowers Conners, 80, of Wicksburg died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001 at her residence.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001 at Ward-Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home with the Revs. Jimmie Spikes, Randy Woodham, Buddy Hood and Lonnie Skiles officating. Burial will be at Ward-Wilson Memory Hill Cemetery with Ward-Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home directing.

Pallbearers will be Joey Gallo, Joe Watson, Emmett Sellers, Jody Ellenburg, Tommy Strother and Doyle Bond.

Mrs. Conners was a graduate of Geneva County High School and Troy State Teacher’s College. She taught school in the Houston County School system for 39 years ­ 38 of those at Wicksburg. She was a member of Lafayette Street United Methodist Church, where she had been a member of the Mary Sunday school class for many years.

She was also a member of the Houston County Retired Teachers Association, Wicksburg Homemakers Club, Houston County Farmer’s Federation Women’s Committee, supporter of the Houston and Pike County 4-H programs, having served as a 4-H volunteer leader over 50 years. During recent years, Mrs. Conners enjoyed her association with the Brundidge United Methodist Church and her traveling companions.

Mrs. Conners was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. J.H. Flowers; one brother and sister-in-law, Alpha "Bully" and R.V. Flowers; brothers- and sisters-in-law, E.W. Nash, Joe Gallo, Bill and Kayda Conners, Art and Evelyn Conners, Michael and Pat Conners and Ted Conners.

She is survived by her husband, L.D. "Red" Conners of Wicksburg; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Eddie Powell of Brundidge; granddaughter, Heather Powell of Brundidge; sisters and brother-in-law, Omega Nash of Montgomery, Xysta and James Lewis of Wicksburg, Martha Ibys Gallo of Daleville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Eileen and Paul LaVine of Malone, N.Y., Jim Conners of Malone, Iris and Lawrence Matthews of Kingman, Ariz., Ethel Conners of Malone and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wicksburg Rescue Squad, Wiregrass Hospice or any charity of choice.