Obituaries published in the Wednesday, April 17, 2002, edition of The Messenger.

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 17, 2002

Hollis Sunday

Services for Hollis Sunday, 71, of Troy who died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Troy with Rev. Otis Derrah officiating.

Burial will be in Green Hills Memorial Park in Troy under the direction of

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Dillard Funeral Home of Troy.

Visitation was from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Sunday of Troy; three sons and their wives, James and Vaneesa Sunday of Zackery, La., David and Lea Sunday and William and Lisa Sunday both of Troy; one daughter and her husband, Patricia and Danny Rachel of Troy; eight grandchildren, Amy Rachel, Senthy Rachel, Taylor Sunday, Carolline Sunday, Joey Sunday, Brandy Sunday, Brian Sunday and Brandon Sunday; two brothers and their wives, Stewart and Barbara Sunday of Montgomery and Charles and Mary Sunday of Birmingham; two sisters, Eva Furlow and Dorothy Davis both of Troy.

The family requests memorials be made to Bush Memorial Baptist Church.

Pallbearers are Casey Adams, Earl Davis, Walter Davis, Bill Furlow,

Raymond Sexton and Bart Gibson.

Richard Mathew (Matt) Booth

Services for Richard Mathew (Matt) Booth, 45, of Troy who died Monday, April 15, 2002, will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Troy with Rev. Tim McQuitty officiating.

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery on Knox Street in Troy under the direction of Dillard Funeral Home of Troy.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at the funeral home.

Matt was the beloved husband of Regina Booth and a devoted father to Sarah. He was employed with Troy Cablevision and was also a great cook, fisherman, hairstylist, the best horseshoe player, storyteller and dancer. He loved his "cuz" and friends. "Matt lets go for a Jeep ride!"

Matt was preceded in death by two daughters, Heidi and Marie Booth and his father, Preston Mathew Booth.

Survivors include his wife of twenty four years, Regina Booth of Troy; daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Booth of Troy; three brothers and their wives, James Michael and Verna Booth of Birmingham, Preston Mickey and Sue Booth of Tallahassee, Fla., and Mark Anthony Booth of Florala; three nephews, Wesley, Robert and Derek Booth; mother-in-law, Betty Sue Minton; brother-in-law Bobby Minton and several other cousins and family members.

Pallbearers will be friends of Matt.

Nathaniel (Fan) Passmore

Nathaniel (Fan) Passmore, 67, of Detroit, Mich., formerly of Troy, died April 14, 2002, at New Life Nursing Home in Detroit.

Funeral arrangements will be made in Detroit by Cole Funeral Home. Burial will be in Detroit with Cole Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Passmore was born in Pike County to the late Charlie Passmore and Cleone McCollough. He was educated in the Pike County School System. He retired from Middletown Florist in 1982 and was a member of Tri-Stone Baptist Church.

Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Carlton Passmore and Betty P. Henderson of Troy, and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in Troy.

John Richard Young

Mr. John Richard Young, 73, 117 Azalea Court, Troy, died in his home April 12, 2002.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2002, at St. Paul AME Church in Troy with the Rev. Nathaniel M. Copeland, officiating

Burial will follow in Carroll Street Cemetery, with military honors.

Visitation will be at George F. Grubbs Funeral Home Friday at noon, family hour Friday

from 6-7 p.m.

Mr. Young was born Sept. 30, 1928, to the late Richard and Rachel Young. He was educated in Troy City Schools and was honorably discharged from United States Army. He was devoted member of St. Paul AME Church, devout Sunday

school scholar and member of male chorus.

Survivors include:

two brothers, Pugh (Martha) Young of Quincy, Fla., and James (Myrtice) Young of St. Louis, Mo., he also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

Pallbearers will be officers of St. Paul AME Church.

Flower bearers will be friends of the family.