Wynona Lewis Skinner

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 16, 2001

Wynona Lewis Skinner, 87, of Upper Marlboro, Md. died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001 in Maryland.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17 at Little Oak Methodist Church Cemetery in Goshen with the Rev. Andy Blackmon officiating, Skeen Funeral Home of Troy directing.

Mrs. Skinner was born in Angelina County, East Texas. She was a journalism student and began writing a column for the Upper Marlboro’s Enquirer Gazette in 1961. The column was occasionally published in the Baltimore Sun magazine and was carried in the Prince George’s Post, as well, for several years until February 2001.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Snider W. Skinner; son, John Franklin Skinner; sister, Mary Ella Lewis and brother, Wilson A. "Buster" Lewis.

Survivors include daughter, Louise; son, Alan; grandchildren, Sheila E. Skinner, Jamie M. Skinner, Erica A. Skinner, Keith S. Purvis and Claire S. Purvis. Also left to mourn her passing are daughter-in-law, Sharon Skinner; son-in-law, Bob Purvis; sisters-in-law, Arvarene Suffich and Chris Lewis; nieces, Sibyl Thompson, Joyce Hallmark and Francis Ayoub.

Grace Gibson

Grace Gibson, 97, of Troy died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001 at Edge Regional Medical Center. Visitation, service information and survivors will be announced later by Dillard Funeral Home in Troy.

Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

Ed Austin

Ed Austin, 70, of Banks died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001 in New Orleans, La.

Services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Brundidge with the Rev. Kenneth Andrews officiating. Burial will be at Ebenezer Cemetery with Dillard Funeral Home of Brundidge directing.

Survivors include his wife, Doris H. Austin of Banks; daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Jason Turner of Banks; sister and brother-in-law, Yvonne and Wiley Layvon Armstrong of Abbeville; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Mary Frances Tate of Banks; grandson, Michael Blake James; step daughter, Joyce (Jimmy) Crook of Braggs; step-son, Bruce (Linda) Parmer of Ft. Deposit; step grandchildren, Jim (Christine) Crook, Julie (George) Till and four step great-grandchildren.

Annie Laura Hutcheson

Annie Laura Hutcheson, 74, of Montgomery died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001 after an extended illness.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Ann Brock of Montgomery and Nobie Jean Decoff of Millbrook; son, Clifford D. Hutcheson Jr. of Millbrook; step son, Shannon Hutcheson of Opp; sisters, Elva Wilson and Betty Ward, both of Montgomery; sister-in-law, Nobie Hutcheson of Wetumpka; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 16 at Brooks-Cargile Funeral Home Chapel with pastors Paul Horton and E.T. Horton officiating. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. at Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Troy with Brooks-Cargile Funeral Home of Montgomery directing.

Pallbearers will be Dewayne Adams, David Adams, Sammy Brock, Earl Ward, Terry Nunneley and Ken Causey.

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. today.

Tommie Kay Harris

Tommie Kay Harris, 45, of Troy died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham.

Services will be at 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16 at Forrest Home Methodist Church with Brother Johnny Taylor officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery with Boaz Carr Funeral Home in Boaz directing.

Survivors include her husband, Keith Harris; son, Jeff Dobbins of Albertville; daughter, Tracy Warfield of Albertville; sister, Brenda Beasley of Albertville; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.