Wilson Evans Rodgers

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 21, 2001

Wilson Evans Rodgers, 84, of Phenix City died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001 at Columbus Hospice House.

Services will be at 2 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Vance Memorial Chapel in Phenix City with the Rev. Warner Noles officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens with Vance Memorial Chapel directing.

Mr. Rodgers was born in Pike County on June 27, 1917, the son of the late Oliver Ross Rodgers and Leola Clusky Rodgers. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after over 30 years of service. He was a member of Russell Woods United Church of Christ in Phenix City and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

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He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise Weaver Rodgers.

Survivors include his wife, Sun Kim Rodgers of Phenix City; two daughters, Nancy Rodgers Blanton of Phenix City and Nedra Louise Scott of Columbus, Ga.; one son, Larry Oliver Rodgers of Murrayville, Ga.; one sister, Hilda Henry of Pineville, La.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Columbus Hospice, 7020 Moon Road, Columbus, GA 31909.

Following the service, the family will gather at Russell Woods United Church of Christ, 23rd Court, Phenix City.

Bernice Grissette McLeod Carter

Bernice Grissette McLeod Carter, 72, of Montgomery died Monday, Aug. 20, 2001 at Jackson Hospital.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Troy with the Rev. Bobby Duck officiating. Burial will be at Carter Cemetery with Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing.

Survivors include her husband, Jay Carter of Troy; son and daughter-in-law, David and Marianne McLeod of Montgomery; grandchildren, Brandee (Drake) Spivey, Stacey (James) Morrison, David (Crystal) McLeod II and Jessica McLeod; six great-grandchildren, Tyler, Payten, Paige, Trent, Tyler and Jillian; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Viola Cobb, Mildred Johnson, Betty (Troy) Melton; brother, Roy Grissette.

She was preceded in death by a husband, Harold McLeod.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lung Association.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Dillard Funeral Home in Troy.

Mackie Brown

Mackie Brown, 94, of Troy died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001 at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery.

Services will be at noon, Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church in Troy with the Rev. L.G. Bland officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery with Harrison Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Brown was born Aug. 2, 1907 in Crenshaw County to Louis and Marzie Ellis Brown. He attended Pike County schools and was a farmer. He was a member of Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church in Troy, where he served as a deacon. He was also a member of the New Troy Lodge #636.

He leaves to cherish his memories four daughters, Mackie Lee Townsend of New Haven, Conn., Eular Pearl Berry (Leamon) of Birmingham, Della Smith (Julious) of Panama City, Fla. and Magalene McDaniel (George) of Birmingham; four sons, Otis Brown (Yvonne) of New Orleans, La., John H. Brown (Avon) of Panama City, Amos Brown (Mason) of Troy and the Rev. Melvin Brown (Gloria) of Birmingham; three brothers, Hayes Brown of Brooklyn, N.Y., the Rev. Berry Brown of Troy and the Rev. Herbert Leon Brown (Brunetta) of Winter Haven, Fla.; one sister, Carrie Pearl Gibson (Ralph) of Panama City; 28 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was united in holy matrimony to the late Rena Bell Starks in 1932.

Pallbearers will be Kelvin Brown, Daron Brown, Lemuel Berry, Chris Berry, Timothy Smith and Ray Otis Brown. Grandsons will serves as honorary pallbearers and granddaughters will serve as floralbearers.

Visitation will be from noon until 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21. Mr. Brown will lie in state one hour prior to the service.

Dr. Robert G. Tucker

Dr. Robert G. Tucker, 65, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2001 at Flowers Hospital following a brief illness.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery with George Dennis officiating and Southern Heritage Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice.

Dr. Tucker was born Feb. 6, 1936 in Montgomery, where he lived the early years of his life. He graduated from Lanier High School in 1954. After graduation, he attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, where he received a four-year degree. He, then, attended the University of Alabama, where he recieved his Ph.D. in biology. In 1971, he began his teaching career with Troy State University in Troy until his retirement. After retiring, from Troy State, he accepted the position of dean of science with Wallace College, until his full retirement from teaching. In 1983, he moved to Dothan, where he lived the remainder of his life. He enjoyed hunting, golfing and fishing with his family and spending time with his wife at the beach. Dr. Tucker was also a member of First Baptist Church in Dothan and the Men’s Bible Class.

Survivors include his wife, Lyn B. Tucker of Dothan; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann Tucker and Mike Baggett of Pensacola, Fla.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert G. and Joy Tucker Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., Barry M. and Deanna Tucker and Samuel B. and Alison Tucker, all of Dothan; five grandchildren, Jordan Baggett, Hank Baggett, Robert Glenn Tucker III, Meredith Tucker and Mitchell Tucker; a sister, Miriam Tucker King of Montgomery; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Carol Tucker of Montgomery; several nieces and nephews.

Dr. Tucker was preceded in death by his father and mother, Earnest Mitchell Tucker Sr. and Ada Jane Nolen Tucker; two sisters, Sara Jordan and Ann Welch; two brothers, Jack Tucker and Earnest Tucker Jr., all formerly of Montgomery.