Dr. William T. Wilks

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 6, 2001

Dr. William T. Wilks, 90, of Hendersonville, NC, died Friday, November 2, 2001 at Pardee Hospital following a sudden illness. A husband of the late Gurley Bright Wilks, who died in 1983, Dr. Wilks had earned his Ph.D. in education from Columbia University. He retired as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Troy State University in Troy. He served as the head of the Selective Service and as the Chairman of the Federal Housing Administration, both in Pike County, Alabama. He was very active in the Rotary Club, the Alabama Academy of Science, and many service-oriented organizations and fraternities. He was an avid golfer and bridge player.

Survivors include his daughter, Betty Wexler of Franklin, N.C.; and four sisters, Margaret Meigs of Brewton, Sarah Johnson of Pensacola, Fla., Frances Hammock of Mobile and Evelyn Frost.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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Arrangements are by Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center.

Lucille Moore

Lucille Moore, 62, of Lapine died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001 at Crenshaw County Hospital.

Services will be held at noon Wednesday, Nov. 7 at All National Pentecostal Church in Bradleyton with Elder Willie Brantley officiating. Burial will be held at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church in Ansley with Harrison Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Moore was born Sept. 8, 1932 in Crenshaw County to Fulton and Mary Phillips. She was a homemaker and a member of All Nation Pentecostal Church in Bradleyton.

Survivors include nine children, Vanessa (Lenard) Shepherd of Luverne, Frank (Jennifer) Phillips of Cleveland, Ohio, Lynn Phillips of Lorain, Ohio, Lynne (Warren) Hickey and Maryann Phillips, both of Cleveland, Virginia (Steven) Harris of Lapine, Tommie (Pam) Moore of Virginia, Henry Horton Jr. of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Rose Pope and Dara J. Anderson of Lorain; one brother, McKinley Phillips of Cleveland; one aunt Luvernie (Melvin) Barns of Grady; 26 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Florilla Robinson and Bennie May.

Visitation will be held today. The body will lie-in-state from 11 a.m. until noon Wednesday, Nov. 7 at All Nation Pentecostal Church.

William Patrick Woodham

William Patrick Woodham, two months, of Brundidge died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001 at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at Salem Baptist Church in Brundidge with the Rev. Cliff Allred officiating. Burial was held at Lakeview Cemetery with Dillard Funeral Home of Brundidge directing.

Survivors include his parents, Marcus (Mark) Woodham and Rebecca Woodham of Brundidge; a brother, Thomas Woodham of Brundidge; maternal grandparents, John P. and Dianne Johnston of Brundidge; paternal grandparents, Stanley and Gloria Woodham of Webb; great-grandparents, Frank and Doris Mathews of Banks, Mrs. W.B. Irvin of Webb, and Marion and Shirley Woodham of Slocomb; aunts, uncles and other close relatives.

Sara Lee Poole

Sara Lee Poole, 82, of Troy died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001 at Edge Regional Medical Center.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001 at the chapel of Dillard Funeral Home of Troy. Burial will be held at Harmony Cemetery in Troy.

Survivors include her daughter, Janett Poole of Birmingham; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe Bob Poole of Troy, Roy Glen and Dianne Poole of Eufaula, James and Christine Poole of Troy; grandchildren, Barbara Lynn Lee of Montgomery; Brian Poole, Hartford; Brent Poole of Eufaula; sisters-in-law, Lucille Lee of Phenix City; Sallie Mae Lee of Brundidge and several niices and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Riley Poole.

Pallbearers will be Brian Poole, Billy Jinright, Spencer Grant, Virgil Wilkes, John Kirk and John Key. Honorary pallbearers will be James Aubrey Floyd, John H. Dorrill Sr., Alfred Lee, Dwight Lee and James Lee.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Sue Kemp Thompson

Sue Kemp Thompson, 91, of Troy died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001 at Edge Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Green Hills Memorial Park with Dr. John Brannon officiating and Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, W.L. (Bill) and Anne Thompson III, Troy; two grandchildren, W.L. (Lang) Thompson IV, Atlanta, Ga., Leslie W. Thomspon, Troy; great-grandchildren, Leslie W. Thompson II of Panama City and Kim Thompson.

Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her husband W.L. Thompson Jr.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Troy or your favorite charity.

Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Dillard Funeral Home of Troy.