Obituaries published in the Friday, June 21, 2002, edition of The Messenger.

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 21, 2002

Ferrell Motes Sanders

Services for Ferrell Motes Sanders, 99, of Goshen who died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at her home will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2002, at Goshen Baptist Church with Revs. Neal Jackson and Mack Sporman officiating.

Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Goshen under the direction of Dillard Funeral Home of Troy.

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Visitation was from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2002, at the funeral home. There will be a thirty minute lie-in-state prior to the service.

Survivors include a son and his wife, William Orris and Irene Sanders of Goshen; daughter and her husband, Jean Sanders and Mack Sporman of Goshen;seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;eight great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Presley Motes of Goshen and Donald Motes of Houston, Texas and a sister, Mila Motes Holmes of Troy.

Pallbearers include Jay Adair, Stan Adair, Jay Hughes, Bertram Sanders, Bill Sanders and Keith Sporman.

The family request memorials be made to Goshen Baptist Church Building Fund.

Mattie Clyde Berry

Services for Mattie Clyde Berry, 69, of Troy who died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at Edge Regional Medical Center will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Henderson with Rev. Henry Carnegie officiating.

Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery in Troy under the direction of George F. Grubbs Funeral Home of Troy.


will be at 12:00 noon Friday, June 21, 2002, at the funeral home.

She was born Jan. 14, 1933, in Pike County. Her mother was Eunavine Glasco. She retired from the Troy City School System and was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church where she was president of the choir.

Survivors include a daughter Mattie Lee Berry (Charlie Terry Scott) of Troy; granddaughter, Kiara Zeporah Pierson of New Brockton; aunt, Annie Glasco of Glenwood; extended family, Janice ( Nikki & Jaron) Knox; step-sons,

step-daughters, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.


Glen M. Furlow

Glen M. Furlow, a native son of Pike County, distinguished corporate tax attorney and an active participant in community affairs, died peacefully at his home in Walnut Creek, California on June 16, 2002, at the age of 78.

He started his business career in Birmingham with U.S. Steel Corporation, retiring in 1987 as Senior Tax Attorney & Corporate Secretary. He was a Director of the California Manufacturers Association, Director of the California Taxpayers Association and an executive committee member of the Tax Executives Institute.

Active in his community, Glen was a trustee of the Rescue One Foundation, a board member of the Moraga Historical Society, an Elder in the Morago Valley Presbyterian Church and an Honorary Life Member of Sons in Retirement.

Born in Henderson, son of the late Grover and Exa Furlow, he graduated from Goshen High School, joined the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific in World War II. Glen graduated from the University of Alabama, obtained a

law degree from the Birmingham School of Law and completed post-graduate studies at Dartmouth College and the University of West Virginia.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Helen; their two children and four grandchildren; sisters, Ruby Panhorst and Olene Barron and brothers Gerald and Douglas. A celebration of Glen’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2002 at the Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church with a reception following.

Memorial gifts can be made to either Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church, 10 Morago Valley Ln., Morago CA. 94556 or Hospice of Contra Costa County, 2051 Harrison St., Concord, CA. 94520.