Laura A. Smith

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 8, 2001

Laura A. Smith, 84, of 25 Walden Circle, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001 at Pike Manor Health Care Center.

Services will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 8 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. Juluis Kennedy officiating. Burial will be at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church with Harrison Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Smith was born Nov. 12, 1916 in Banks to Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Cooks. She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

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She leaves to cherish her loving memories, her husband, Mr. George W. Smith of Brundidge; two daughters, Elder Cherrie G. Christian of Detroit, Mich. and Nancy F. Siler of Banks; two sons, Bobby Smith of Troy and George H. Smith of Brundidge; stepdaughter, Mrs. Babara Byrd of Tampa, Fla.; two daughters-in-law, Hazel Smith of Saco and Roberta Smith of Enterprise; one son-in-law, Joseph Siler of Chicago, Ill.; 24 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a close family friend, Cassandra Thompson and host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Smith, Demondo Siler, David Christian, Dexter Lemont Smith, Joseph Christian and Fred Christian. Floralbearers will be Angela Christian, Altha Smith, Diana Christian, Beverly Shelly, Ashley Garvin and Thersa Siler.

Willie Lewis Coleman

Willie Lewis Coleman, 59, of Troy died June 30 at Edge Regional Medical Center. Services were 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 7 at Harrsion Funeral Home Chapel in Troy with Rev. Donny Harris officiating and Harrison Funeral Home directing. Burial was at the Carroll Street Cemetery.

Mr. Coleman was born on Dec. 1, 1941 in Troy to Lovie D. and Fair Willie McAfee Coleman.

He leaves to cherish his memories a wife and friend Helen Coleman; six children: four sons, Enrico Coleman of Montgomery, Victor Coleman of Troy, Wilferdo Coleman of Troy, Imari Coleman of Montgomery; two daughters : Amelia Coleman of Troy and LaTonya Coleman of New York, NY; three brothers: Charlie D. Coleman (Lessie B) of El Paso, TX, Tommy Coleman (Earnestine) of Cleveland OH, Richard Coleman of San Francisco, CA; two sisters: Lucille Youngblood (J.B.) of Colombus, OH, Linda Coleman-Muhammad (Frank) of Cincinnati, OH; four grandchildren, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers and floralbearers.

Charlie Frank Richardson

Charlie Frank Richardson, 41, of Louisville died Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 7 at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in Louisville with the Rev. Hines, pastor, and Elder Felix Richardson officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Cemetery with George F. Grubbs Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Richardson was born Feb. 10, 1960 in Barbour County to Faley Roberson and Bertha Richardson. He attended Barbour County public schools and was employed in the pulpwood industry.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mittie Richardson of Louisville; one stepson, Ricky Kennedy of Louisville; two stepgrandsons, Rodney Kennedy Jr. of Ozark and Blakely Denzel Dubose of Ariton; two sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; two sisters, Aleathea R. Weathers of Midland City and Victoria (Bryan) Dozier of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Arthur (Betty) Richardson and Elder Felix (Sheri) Richardson of Clearwater, Fla.; one aunt, Rosie Lee Richardson of Clio; four uncles, Tillman (Mary Nell) Richardson of Clayton, Buddy Richardson, Cliff Richardson and Eddie Richardson, all of Georgetown, Ga.; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers and floralbearers.