Obituaries published in the Tuesday, March 5, 2002, edition of The Messenger.
Bulah Oglesby Corley
Services for Bulah Oglesby Corely, who died March 3, 2002, will be at 2 p.m. today at Mount Olive Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Malcom Parker officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Skeen Funeral Home of Troy.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. She will lie in state for an hour prior to service time today at the church.
Survivors include her sons, Hubert (Jackie) Corley and Charles (Wanda) Corley; a daughter, Betty (Larry) Ellis; friends Oma Sheffield Galloway, Elaine Armstrong and Martha Johnson; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Maude Sheffield and Juanita Rhodes; and three brothers, Shelby, Edlow and Alto Oglesby.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Ben Corley; a daughter, Margie Caples; and a son, John Corley.
The family requests memorials be made to Troy Wiregrass Hospice, P.O. Drawer 1146, Troy, Ala., 36081.
Lula Mae Boykins
Services for Lula Mae boykins, 72, of Troy, who died March 1, 2002, at Baptist Hospital South, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Mount Harmon Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Randolph Walker officiating.
Burial will be at Mount Harmon Cemetery under the direction of George F. Grubbs Funeral Home.
Visitation begins at 2 p.m. today.
She was born Dec. 20, 1929, in Josie, the daughter of Dock and Rosie Lee Christian. She was educated in the Pike County Schools and was a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include four daughters and their spouses, Ruby Lois (Anthony) Evans, Bertha Mae Jones, Gussie Mae (Eddie) Grimes and Cindy Boykins; three sons and their spouses, Johnny Frank (Renee) Boykins, Raymond Boykins and Edward (Brenda and Belinda) Boykins; 35 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends.
Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers and floralbearers.
Mary Goodson Coskery
Services for Mary Goodson Coskery, 84, of Dothan, who died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at Westside Terrace, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Memphis Baptist Church with the Revs. Ernest O’Neal and Rick Glenn officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Byrd Funeral Home.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
She was born Nov. 8, 1917, in Pike County and lived her early life here. As a teenager, she moved to Houston County, where she lived the remainder of her life. She was employed with Warnaco of Dothan until her retirement and was a charter member of the Olympia Home Garden Club. She also served as a volunteer at Southeast Alabama Medical Center for a number of years.
She was a member of Memphis Baptist Church, where she remained active as long as her health permitted.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Jim Bob Coskery of Dothan; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Carolyn Coskery and Jerry and Peggy Coskery, all of Dothan; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Al Brackin of Lompoc, Calif., Martha and James Kingry of Dothan and Lucy and Kenneth Bowers of Santa Maria, Calif.; 15 grandchildren, Teresa Brackin Smith (David), Rodney Brackin (Vivian), Gregory Brackin (Monica), Paul Kingry (Lisa) Denise Kingry Culpepper (Mike), Steve Kingry (Susie), Marsha Coskery Stokes (Ricky), Mark Coskery (Christy), Yahnna Coskery Holland (Joe), Kellie Bowers Amundson (Mark), Kyle Bowers (Janet), Michelle Coskery Clark (Greg), Beth coskery Sizemore (Dewayne) Brian and D.J. Coskery; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Tinye Cook and James Winston "Winkie" Cook of Dothan, Kathryn Meeks and Leon Meeks of Troy and Betty Duncan and Jim Duncan of Dothan; and several nieces and nephews.
Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Paul Kingry, Steve Kingry, Mark Coskery, Brian Coskery, D.J. Coskery and grandson-in-law, Ricky Stokes.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lura Goodson, three brothers and a sister.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Faithful Sunday School Class of Memphis Baptist Church.
The family requests memorials be made to Memphis Baptist Church, 4595 Eddins Road, Dothan, Ala., 36301.
Joseph Keen Hocutt Jr.
Services for Joseph Keen Hocutt Jr., 77, of
Troy, who died Monday, March 4, 2002, at Edge Regional Medical Center, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Good Hope Baptist Church with the Revs. Wayne Locklar and W.O. Sanders officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Dillard Funeral Home. There will be a 30-minute lie-in-state prior to the service.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hocutt of Troy; five daughters and their spouses, Joanie (Jimmy) Hannon of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mary Trapp of Alabaster, Angie Helms of Troy,
Janie (Leigh) Howard of Troy and Diana (Doug) Barnes of Troy; two sons and their wives, Jimmy (Barbara) Hocutt of Norfolk, Va., and Bobby (Linda) Hocutt of Racine, Wis.; a brother, Bill Hocutt of Houston; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Faye Hocutt, and his parents, Joseph and Alice Hocutt.
Pallbearers will be deacons of Good Hope Baptist Church.
The Rev. Wesley Sellers Price
Services for The Rev. Wesley Sellers Price, 90, who died Saturday, March 2, 2002, in Troy, after a short illness, were at 11 a.m Monday at Oak Grove Methodist Church with the Rev. David Kirby officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of Dillard Funeral Home.
He was a retired Methodist minister in the South Alabama-Northwest Florida Conference. He served as pastor of Oak Grove Church, Union Hill Church, Ansley, Shady Grove and numerous churches in Florida. He retired in 1977 to Sun City, Fla., and returned to Troy this past summer.
He is survived by four children, Mr. and Mrs. William (Frances) Davis of Troy, Marsha Gaylard of Troy, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley David (Suzanne) Price of Troy and Mr. and Mrs. William (Sandy) Price of Venice, Fla.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and. four sisters, Lilly Borum, Eunice McKinney, Mildred Tatum and Julia Cargill.
Pallbearers were Jeff Davis, Mark Davis, Derek Gaylard, Wes Gaylard, David Price and Ted Price.
The family requests memorials be made to Oak Grove Methodist Church.