Bobell Wilks Williford

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 8, 2003

Services for Bobell Wilks Williford, 87, of Greenville who died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at her residence will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at First Baptist Church in Greenville with the Revs. Paul McLendon and Tim Skipper officiating.

Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery under the direction of Dunklin-Herndon Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Mrs. Williford was the daughter of the late Beacher Ethel and Arthur Walton Wilks of Goshen. She was married to the late Bryant Shelby Williford. Mrs. Williford moved from Troy to Greenville in 1954 and was the bookkeeper for Beeland Wholesale for 35 years. Then she became the Financial Secretary for the First Baptist Church for 18 years. She retired at age 80. She was also the church organist for the First Baptist Church for 25 years and organist at Southside Baptist Church in Troy for many years prior to moving to Greenville.

Survivors include a son and his wife, Bobby Bryant and Ellen Williford; daughter and her husband, Barbara Jean and Joe Haygood;

four grandchildren, Gregory Bryant (Donna) Williford of Richmond, Virginia, Shannon Olivia (Vernon) Shepard of Taylor, South Carolina; Ginger Ellen ( Jeff) Ingle of Greer, South Carolina and Terri Langford Odum ( Andy) of Mountain Brook; nine great-grandchildren and one sister Arthuryne Wilks Kyle of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The pallbearers will be Monty Worlund, Rick Worlund, Steve Worlund, Andy Odum, Jeff Ingle and Vernon Shepard.

Bettie Reen Jackson

Services for Bettie Reen Jackson, 55, of Troy who died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at Edge Regional Medical Center will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Banks with Dr. L.C. McMillian officiating.

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

Visitation was at 12 noon Wednesday at the funeral home.

She was born Aug. 31, 1947, in Pike County. Her parents were Thirst Shipman and Fannie Lou Shipman. She attended the Troy City Schools and was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Mr. Hiawathia Jackson, Sr.; five children, Mrs. Bettye C. (Kenneth L.) Richards, Mr. Clifford A. Jackson, and Miss Phyllis L. Jackson all of Troy; Mr. Albert E. Jackson of Atlanta, Georgia and Mr. Hiawathia Jackson Jr. of Montgomery; two brothers, Mr. Thomas (Hazel) Shipman of

Doston, Georgia and Mr. Freddie (Earnestine) Shipman of Kalamazoo, Michigan; three sisters, Mrs. Dora (John) Draughn of Coveert, Michigan, Mrs. Margaret Caffie of Detroit, Michigan and Mrs. Nellie (Bobby) Mc Clain of South Haven, Michigan; seven grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, friends and a special friend Gail Jones.

Pallbearers and flowerbearers will be the Class of 1965 and friends.