Obituaries published in the Sunday, January 5, 2002, edition of The Messenger.

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 6, 2002

Hannah Thomas Roberson

Homegoing services for Hannah Thomas Roberson, 1904-2002, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Troy with the Rev. A.C. Johnson, pastor, officiating. Interment was at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Orion with George F. Grubbs Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Hannah Thomas Roberson was born in Bullock County on July 1, 1904 to Bob and Lula Felton. She grew up and lived in Troy. She confessed Christ and joined the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and served faithfully until her health failed.

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On Wednesday evening, Jan. 2, 2002, God sent a holy angel to the Luverne Nursing Facility for her to have a peaceful and restful sleep.

She leaves to cherish her memories one nephew, James (Johnnie Pearl) Felton of Troy; one niece, Lois A. Bobo of Troy; one brother-in-law; one sister-in-law; other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Friends of the family served as pallbearers and floralbearers.

Merle Strowd Folmar

Merle Strowd Folmar, 99, of Brantley died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 from the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. William Leverette and Kenny Horn officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing.

Mrs. Folmar was preceded in death by her husband, H.M. "Dude" Folmar; a daughter, Naomi F. Knighten and a son, Herbert Edward Folmar.

Survivors include seven children, Caroline F. (Arnold) Davis of Opp, Merle F. (Henry) Mount of Phenix City, Mavis Mount, Avonell F. (Earl) Patterson, Lamar (Carolyn) Folmar, Ann F. (Bob) Witherington and Ken (Loretta) Folmar, all of Brantley; 24 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 34 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eleanor Gorum and Frances Strowd, both of Huntsville; two brothers, David Strowd of Mobile and John Henry Strowd of Troy.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.


Arthur Curtis Carter

Arthur Curtis Carter, 89, of Montgomery died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002 at Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6 at Elam Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Donald Smith officiating. Burial will be at Elam Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Goshen with Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Shirley Howard Carter of Montgomery; son, Mike H. (Linda) Carter of Raleigh, N.C.; grandchildren, John F. Carter of Fairfax, Va., and Amanda M. (Alexander) Jacoby of Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Louise C. Gowder of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and Vera C. (Mervin) King of Albany, Ga.; one brother, Reuben (Betty) Carter of Little Rock, Ark.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elam Davison Cemetery Fund, C/O Al Slaughter or a favorite charity.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. today at Dillard Funeral Home in Troy. There will be a one-hour lie-in-state at the church prior to the service.