Edwin D. Walter

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 7, 2001

Edwin D. Walter, 82, of Troy died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001 at his home.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001 at Green Hills Memorial Park in Troy with the Rev. Danny Doss officiating, Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing.

There will be no visitation.

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During World War II, Walter flew 30 missions in a B-17. He was known as a "Mickey," which is a member of the 8th Airforce. He remained active with the 8th Airforce as a member of the 8th Airforce Historical Society, 486 bomb group association and as commander of the Central Alabama Wing.

He was then a professor of art more than 50 years ­ the last 39 years being at Troy State University. He continued to work as a glass artist until his death.

Mr. Walter was a member of the Troy Kiwanis Club, Troy Music Club and a member of First United Methodist Church of Troy, where he sang in the choir.

He was also an avid antique enthusiast.

Survivors include his wife, Millie Walter of Troy; two daughters, Linda Walter of Troy and Carolyn Walter of Eureka Springs, Ark.; one son, David Walter of Troy; granddaughter, Kellie Elizabeth McCarthy of Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dan and Jane Walter of Illinois, Fred and Mary Walter of California; sister-in-law, Velma Walter of Missouri.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Spann, Don Crapps, Richard Blocker, John Dunn, Kevin Penn, Richard Blumburg, Bill Freeman, Charles Adams, Dr. Tim Eakes and Jack Schiffman Jr.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Troy or the 8th Airforce Historical Society or the 8th Airforce Heritage Museum.

James Arthur Andress

James Arthur Andress, 79, of Ayr, Scotland, died Monday, feb. 5, 2001.

Burial will be Friday, Feb. 8, 2001 in Ayr, Scotland.

Andress moved with his family from Troy in 1952.

He is preceded in death by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Andress of Troy; his brother, Bill Andress of Waterman, Ill., and his sister, Betty Ruth Walker of Ozark.

Survivors include his family in Scotland, his brother Robert S. Andress of Troy, and a sister Mary A. Parker of Tallassee.

Geraldine S. Joseph

Geraldine S. Joseph, 50, of Troy, formerly of Anniston, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001 in Troy.

Services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001 at Ross-Clayton Funeral Home Chapel in Montgomery. Burial will be at Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery with Charlie’s Angels serving as pallbearers and friends of the family serving as floralbearers.

Mrs. Joseph was born Dec. 11, 1950 in Calhoun County to the late ELna B. and Avie Lee Swanson. During her life, she was a wife and mother and self-employed.

Survivors include her husband, retired MSG Robie C. Joseph of Troy; two daughters, LaTara and Karzella Joseph of Troy; one son, Quinter P. Joseph of Marianna, Fla.; one sister, Terri A. Moore of Vincent; half-sister, Traci Stevens of VIncent; two grandchildren, Gabrielle Thomas Joseph and Stephen Joseph, both of Troy; two cousins, David Baker and Peggy Thomason, both of Anniston; friend, Virginia Carswell of Anniston; brother-in-law, Richard Coleman of Montgomery; sister-in-law, Lucy Coleman of Montgomery; Denise Coleman; Luciana Coleman and mother-in-law, Willie Bell Coleman.