Ollie Wiggins Ferguson

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 24, 2001

Ollie Wiggins Ferguson, 94, formerly of 301 Grace Road in Troy, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001 at Hanceville Nursing Home.

Services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Troy with the Revs. Ralph Andress and Dave "Doc" Kirby officiating. Burial will be at Union Hill Cemetery in Troy with Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing.

She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

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Survivors include son, Thomas E. Ferguson Jr. of Montgomery; three daugthers, Dorothy Boutwell of Phenix City, Mildred Calvert of Cullman and Betty Easterwood of Weaver; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Thomas R. Boutwell Jr., Jimmy Calvert, the Rev. John Easterwood, Carl Dean Ferguson, David Ferguson, Ray Ferguson, Alan Easterwood and William Calvert. Great-grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

Minnie B. Laney

Minnie B. Laney, 86, of Troy died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001 at Pike Manor Health Care Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Troy with the Rev. Ken May officiating. Burial will be at Green Hills Memorial Park in Troy with Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Max Whittington of Brundidge; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Willie Barron of Troy.

She was preceded in death by her husband and son.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Barron, Merrill Barron, W. Roy Barron, Clyde Doggett, Mike Jones and Steven Whittington.

Clarence Wilson

Clarence Wilson, 61, of the Helicon Community, Grady, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 at his residence.

Services will be at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23 at George F. Grubbs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lovell Martin officiating. Burial will be at Guntersville Cemetery in Highland Home with George F. Grubbs Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Wilson was born April 26, 1940 in Crenshaw County to John Lou and Gertrude Wilson. He attended Crenshaw County public schools. He was a city santitation worker and member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include wife, Bertha Lee Wilson of Grady; daughter, Joe Ann Boyd (Willie James) of Monroe, La.; aunt, Gladys Hendricks of Birmingham; two brothers, John Edward (Peggy) Wilson of Luverne and John D. Bogan of Goshen; two sisters, Gladys (Albert) Merritt of Detroit, Mich. and Ola Pearl Bowling of Luverne; a host of devoted nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers. Nieces and friends will serve as floralbearers.

Lt. Col. Jesse Lewis McNeill

Lt. Col. Jesse Lewis McNeill, 80, of Owingsville, Ky., died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001 at St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead, Ky.

Services were at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22 at Richie Hunt Funeral Home in Owingsville with the Rev. Bruce Truman officiating. Burial was at Owingsville Cemetery with full military rites conducted by V.F.W. Post 7497.

A native of Pine Level, Lt. Col. McNeill was born Jan. 1, 1921 to the late Oliver Cromwell McNeill and Mamie Wright. Lt. Col. McNeill was a fighter pilot who fought in World War II and Korea. He was a highly decorated pilot and received the distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal. He retired from the United States Air Force and was co-owner of the Blossom Shop with his wife.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Lillian Williams McNeill of Owingsville; two daughters, Pamela M. Bates of Cocoa, Fla. and Cynthia A. Henrickson of Merritt Island, Fla.; two sons, Lewis C. "Neil" McNeill of Ormond Beach, Fla. and David W. McNeill of Sunrise, Fla.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one niece, Jessoise McNeill Rawls of Ramer.