Louise Grider Boykin

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 2, 2001

Louise Grider Boykin, 73, of Troy died Feb. 28, 2001.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 3 at First Baptist Church, 200 West College Street in Troy, with Dr. Edwin Walter and Dr. L.C. McMillan officiating. Burial will be at Carroll Street Cemetery with George F. Grubbs Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Boykin was born June 1, 1927 in Banks to Homer Lee Grider and Ida Mae Irving Grider. She was employed as a lunch program manager for the Troy City Schools and worked at First Baptist Church. She was a member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, where she was on the Senior Usher Board, was president of the Dorothy 12 Club and president of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed cooking and helping and caring for people.

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Survivors include her husband, R.D. Boykin of Troy; children: Dorris Moore of Atlanta, Ga., Shirley Boykin of Troy, Bettye Selby of Fayetteville, Ga., Theory Boykin of Orlando, Fla., Cathy Spear of Senoia, Ga. and Janice Bobbitt of Oakman; step-son, R.D. Boykin Jr.; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters: Elouise Pennington of Troy, Melonease Clark of Dothan, Ollie Rouse of Ft. Walton, Fla., Erie Lou Faniel of Los Angeles, Calif., Willie James Grider of Tampa, Fla.; mother, Ida Mae Adams of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. and step-mother, Jewel Grider of Troy.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers, honorary pallbearers and floralbearers. Grandchildren will also serve as floralbearers.

Visitation will be held from noon until 7 p.m. Friday, March 2 at George F. Grubbs Funeral Home.

Aloma Massey Calhoun

Aloma Massey Calhoun, 57, of Hartselle died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001 at Decatur General Hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. EST, Saturday, March 3 at Vance Memorial Chapel in Phenix City with the Rev. Jimy Legg officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens in Phenix City.

Mrs. Calhoun was born Sept. 29, 1943 in Houston County to the late James Massey and Nadine Hughes Massey. She was a dispatcher for Dedicated Fleet for 17 years. Mrs. Calhoun was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was of the Baptist faith. she is survived by her husband William R. Calhoun of Hartselle.

Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, William Keith and Angela Calhoun of Gardendale; mother-in-law, Louise Beard Calhoun of Troy; two brothers, Landon Massey of Phenix City and Leland Massey of Westpoint, Ga.; sister, Roma Woodham of Centerville; two grandchildren, Shelby Calhoun and Emma Calhoun, both of Gardendale.

Memorial contributions may be made to Russell County High School in memory of Mrs. Calhoun.

Pallbearers will be John Massey, Matt Massey, Mike Massey, Jason Massey, Mickey Shores and Durwood Kite.