Obituaries published in the Tuesday, January 8, 2002, edition of The Messenger.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 8, 2002

Shirley Louise Baggett Brooks

Shirley Louise Baggett Brooks, 60, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002 at her home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas Roughton and Dr. Matt Helms officiating. Burial will be at Macedonia Cemetery with Gray Funeral Home of Union Springs directing.

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She is survived by her husband, Marcus Brooks of Union Springs; four children, James Mason (Lisa) Brooks of Union Springs, Thomas Clint (Sheila) Brooks of Union Springs, Rhonda Brooks (Wayne) Griffin of Comet and René (Scott) Wyrosdick of China Grove; 10 grandchildren, Drew Brooks, Sam Brooks, Eric Black, Beu Brooks, Rebecca Brooks, Robert Brooks, Will Griffin, Jamie Wyrosdick, Tom Griffin and Joseph Griffin; two great-grandchildren, Kacie Brooks and Taylor Brooks; two step granchildren, Sheila Kristena Bray and Jeremy Bray; two brothers, Charles Baggett of Centerville, Ga. and Jimmy Baggett of Glenwood.

Pallbearers will be Drew Brooks, Sam Brooks, Beu Brooks, Eric Black, Johnny Brooks and Billy Wood. Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Cox, Johnny Williamson, Bob Walter, Kenny Campbell, Larry Stewart and Grady Reeves.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Monday.

Nell Wikle Gibson

Nell Wikle Gibson, 84, of Troy died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002 at her home.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Green Hills Memorial Park in Troy with the Rev. Otis Derrah officiating, Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing.

Survivors include daughters, Susan Wikle Sims of Fort Valley, Ga., and Nancy Ann Gibson of Atlanta, Ga.; son, Carl Bascom (Kathryn) Gibson Jr. of Troy; four grandchildren, Rex Allen (Pamela) Vance, Carl Gibson (Karen) Vance, Laura Anne (Jan) Melnick and Carrie Allyn Gibson; great-grandchildren, Langdon Vance, Emma Katherine Vance and Carter Vance; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Carl B. Gibson Sr.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Troy Public Library or a favorite charity.

Her sitters will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be 9:45-10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Dillard Funeral Home.

Arthur Curtis Carter

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

Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6 at Elam Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Donald Smith officiating. Burial was 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 served as pallbearers.

Emma Jean Davenport

Emma Jean Davenport, 85, of Banks died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002.


Funeral Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6 at Mt. Olive No. 2 Baptist Church with the Rev. Tullis officiating. Burial was in the churchyard with Bell’s Liptrot/Dawson Funeral Home directing.

Nina Hall Horne

Nina Hall Horne, 88, a former resident of Napier Field and Baptist Village, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002 at Edge Regional Medical Center in Troy.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Byrd Chapel with the Rev. Ray Preston officiating. Burial will follow in Clark Cemetery with Byrd Funeral Home of Dothan directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until 1:45 Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Napier Baptist Church, Napier Field, AL 36303 or a favorite charity.

Mrs. Horne was born Feb. 6, 1913 in Houston County and resided most of her life in Napier Field and in Dothan at Baptist Village. Since May 2001, she resided in Troy. She was employed by Burlington Mills in Dothan for 25 years, prior to her retirement. Mrs. Horne was a member of Napier Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Virginia Horne and Charles Norris of Troy; a grandson, Charles W. "Chuck" Norris of Montgomery; grandson-in-law, Tony Walsh of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; a great-grandson, Andrew Walsh of Palm Beach Gardens; a sister and brother-in-law, Effie M. Hall and Donald Jensen of Dothan; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Horne was preceded in death by her husband, Huey L. Horne; a sister and brother-in-law, Vermell and Rex Grantham, and a granddaughter, Amy Norris Walsh.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Napier Baptist Church ­ George Ward, Marcus Whiddon, Euger Vinson and Leonard Williams.