Friday, February 7, 2003, Obituaries

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 6, 2003

Amanda Bell Thomas

Services for Amanda Bell Thomas, 91, of Troy who died Monday February 03, 2003 at Baptist Medical Center-South will be at 3 p.m. Saturday February 08, 2003 at First Missionary Baptist Church in Troy with Rev. George Gilchrist, Jr. officiating.

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

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Visitation will

be at 12 noon Friday February 07, 2003 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Thomas was born October 26, 1911 in Troy. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bell. She was a cook in the Education Industry. She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church, Senior Choir, Usher Board, Nurses Guild, Culinary Ministry and past Missionary President.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Wilbert Thomas and a daughter, Edith Pearl "Little Sister" McNeal.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Marguerite Mitchell of Sayville, NY; seven grandchildren, Mrs. Lucille Robinson of Troy, Mrs. Rachel Mabry of Brentwood, NY, Mrs. O"Lita M. Williams of Detroit MI, Mrs. Deidra Roriex (Eugene, Jr.), Mr. Louis H. Mitchell of Pocatello, ID, Mr. Harris G. McNeaal (Sarnie) of Decatur, Ga. and Mr. William McNeal (Veronica) of Anderson, SC, fifteen great-grandchildren, Mr. James C. Robinson (Tess) of Japan, Charles R. Robinson, George J. Robinson of NY, Mr. Wayne Lee James (Jennifer) of Sayville, NY, Robert Curry, James Curry, Jacqueline Curry and Mrs. Gwendolyn Brown (Windell) all of NY, Simonee' Williams of Detroit, MI, Issac and Brea M. Mitchell both of Pocatello, ID, Antwon McNeal of GA, Shelita McNeal of Flint, MI, Monica A. and William R. McNeal of Anderson, SC; four great-great-grandchildren, one son-in-law, Harris G. McNeal of Flint, MI and several other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be deacons and friends.

Flower bearers will be friends and family.

The family request memorials be made to Carroll Street Memorial Cemetery.

Thomas Jasper "Tom" Wilson

Services for Thomas Jasper "Tom" Wilson, 83, of Troy who died Thursday February 06, 2003 at Edge Regional Medical Center in Troy will be at 2 p.m. Saturday February 08, 2003 at Skeen Funeral Home Chapel in Troy with Revs. Jerome Weed and Robert A. Norman officiating. He will lie-in-state thirty minutes prior to the service.

Burial will be in Mossy Grove Cemetery under the direction of Skeen Funeral Home of Troy.

Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Friday February 07, 2003 at the funeral home.

Mr. Wilson was born March 02, 1919 in Pike County. His parents were W.C. Wilson and Sarah E. Mills Wilson. He was in WW11 and Korean Conflict. He owned his own business and was in sales.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

Survivors include his wife, Dixie S. Wilson of Troy; three sisters, Mary Shirley, Margie Knight and Lois Knotts all of Troy and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Pallbearers will be Paul Knight, Benny Jinright, Donnie Knotts, James Motes, Jeffrey Knight, Greg Motes, Mike Eley and John Pfneisel.

Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Powell, Nelson Jones, Hugh Mallett, Tommy Ray Oliver, Billy Henderson and Roy Mann.

The family request memorials be made to Mossy Grove Memorial Trust Fund.

Alvin Lewis Roberson

Services for Alvin Lewis &uot;Pelo&uot; Roberson, 59, of Troy, who died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery, will be Saturday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m., at the Friendship Baptist Church in Glenwood with the Rev. J.M. Bryant officiating.

Interment will follow in the Friendship Baptist Church cemetery under the direction of George F. Grubbs Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 7 at noon at the funeral home.

Roberson was born October 15, 1943, in Pike County to John D. and Lessie Lou Roberson. He attended Pike County public schools and was a graduate of General Stringer High School in Goshen. He was a member of the Curtis Masonic Lodge No. 429.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; three brothers, Johnny Mack Roberson, Earnest Roberson and Vernon Roberson; and a sister, Mattie Roberson.

He is survived by: his wife, Gloria Roberson; a daughter, Kizuwanda Brown of Detroit, Mich.; a son, Ozell Graham of Dallas, Texas; two step-sons, Timothy Scott of Troy and Michael Scott of Washington, D.C.; a step-daughter and her husband, Felicia and Devon Scott of Nashville, Tenn.; four brothers, Charles Roberson and Garry Roberson of Detroit, Mich., James Roberson of Troy, and Gregory &uot;Buck&uot; Roberson of Glenwood; six sisters, Johnnie Seymore, Dorothy Dejerinett and Juliette Peterson of Detroit, Mich., Virginia Rogers of Elba, Ethel Townsend of Troy and Mary Faye Rainey of St. Petersburgh, Fla.; a devoted neice, Carla Roberson of Troy; and numerous friends, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Ballard, Henry Baugh, Willie Collins, Darrow Foster, James May and James Woods.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Willie Mack Brundidge, Larry Leverette, Willie Burnette, Mickey Deveridge, Acie Taylor Jr. and Tommy Deveridge.

Floralbearers will be friends and family.

Annie Mae Davenport

Services for Annie Mae Davenport, 76, of Troy, who died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at her home, will be Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at 3 p.m. at Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. J.P. Folks officiating.

Burial will follow in the Elam Missionary Baptist Church cemetery with Harrison Funeral Home officiating.

Visitation is Friday, Feb. 7 from noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday, Feb. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church.

Davenport was born July 4, 1926, in Hurtsboro to Brady Comer and Annie Lee Smith.

Davenport retired from the Department of Human Resources on October 9, 1993 after many years of service.

Davenport was preceded in death by: her parents, Brady Comer and Annie Lee Smith; two sons, Joel Davenort and Harvey Davenport; and two brothers, John Smith and Jimmy Smith.

She is survived by: eight children and their spouses, Eva and Bob White of Brundidge, Juretha and Grant Lewis, Mamie Foreman and Princess Foreman of Troy, Ann Maybin-Lewis of Detroit, Mich., and Betty Davenport-Jones and Carrie Davenport-Russell of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother and his wife, Luke and Annie Pearl Smith; 25 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Floralbearers will be friends of the family.