Tuesday, April 22, 2003, Obituaries

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 21, 2003

Elena Lucy Stephens Moore

Services for Elena Lucy Stephens Moore, 96, of Rome, Georgia who died Saturday April 19, 2003 at her home will be at 2 p.m. April 22, 2003 at the College Chapel at Mt. Berry with Revs. Ernie Woody, Jimmy Stephens, Phillip Stephens and John Lipscomb officiating.

Burial will be in Mt. Berry Cemetery under the direction of Fred Talley’s Parkview Chapel Funeral Home of Rome, Georgia.

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Visitation was from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday April 21 at the funeral home and at other hours they were at the residence.

Mrs. Moore will be carried to the College Chapel on Tuesday at 1 p.m. to lie-in-state until the funeral hour.

A native of Troy, Mrs. Moore was born on March 19, 1907, the daughter of the late Needham J. and Hannah Gardner Stephens. Mrs. Moore was a 1930 graduate of Berry High School and a 1934 graduate of Berry College. Following graduation from Berry College Mrs. Moore was associated with Berry for a period of time, having moved to Milledgeville, Georgia in 1942 to teach at the Boy’s Training School. She returned to Rome in 1953 and from 1955 until her retirement in 1972, taught school at Glenwood Elementary School. Mrs. Moore was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and also attended Grace Bible Church. She was a member of A.D.K., Daughters of Berry, the Floyd County Retired Teachers Association and the old Dalton Road Homemakers Association.Mrs. Moore was married on September 27, 1935 to Winfred Fletcher Moore who preceded her in death on February 22, 1986.

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Peggy M. and Jim M. White, Jr. of Orange Park, Florida; two sons, Stephen Gardner Moore of Rome and Winfred Moore, Jr. and his wife Cynthia Wade Moore of Kennasaw, Georgia; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a brother, J.C. Stephens of Troy.

Pallbearers are Andrew Moore, David Moore, Jim White, III, Vernon Lewis, Eddie McAlister and Tony Stephens.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Chief Moore Work Award at Berry College.

Thetie Harden Wilks

Services for Thetie Harden Wilks, 104, of Phenix City who died Sunday April 20, 2003 at her residence will be at 11 a.m. (EST) at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Keith Reynolds and Randy Doster officiating.

Burial will be in Ramer Primitive Church Cemetery in Josie at 3 p.m. (EST) under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home of Phenix, City.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday April 22 at the funeral home at 613 14th. Street in Phenix City.

Mrs. Wilks was born October 26, 1898 in Pike County. Her parents were Emma Wilson Harden and George Harden. She was a homemaker and a member of Loflin Baptist Church in Josie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Frank Wilks.

Survivors include daughters and their husbands, Ann Wilks and John Slaughter of Fortson, Georgia, Margaret Boyd of Louisville, Mable and Golden Carter of Brundidge, Mildred Johnson of Phenix City and Kathy

and Vernal Jacob of Douglasville, Georgia; sons and wife, Robert and Leola Wilks of Phenix City,

Melvin Wilks of Fort Mitchell, Sam and Amy Wilks of Douglasville and Virgil and Betty Wilks of Troy; sister, Florrie Green of Louisville; brother, Robert Harden of Butler, Georgia; seventeen grandchildren, forty great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Pfc. John Eli &uot;Johnny&uot; Brown

Pfc. John Eli &uot;Johnny&uot; Brown, of Troy, and a member of the 101st Airborne 2-44 Ada stationed at Ft. Campbell, Ky., died early this week in Baghdad, Iraq.

Services will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Park Memorial united Methodist Church in Troy with the Rev. Steve Rascoe officiating. Burial will follow at Ramah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in the Josie community with Dillard Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 22, 2003, from 4-8 p.m. at Dillard Funeral Home in Troy.

Brown is survived by his parents, Ed and Bonnie Brown of Troy; a sister and brother-in-law, Shane and Jessica Brown Tatum of Eufaula; a brother and sister-in-law, Shayne and Michell Brown of Banks; a niece, Madison Brown; nephews, Weston Brown, Bryce Tatum and Brayden Brown; grandmother, Bonnie J. Brown of Troy; aunts and uncles, Brenda and Jerry Marcum of Troy, Ray Brown of Montgomery, Randall and Dianne Brown of Montgomery, Ouida Faye and Leroy Watson of Semmes, Willardene and Lawrence Watson of Wilmer, Betty and Ben Andress of Troy, William Salter of Evergreen and Dale and Dot Salter of Biloxi, Miss.; and several cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Johnny Brown Memorial Fund at the First National Bank in Troy or the First National Bank in Brundidge.

They can also be mailed to PO Box 775, Brundidge, Ala., 36010, c/o Jerry McLendon. Call Jerry McLendon for more information at 735-2351.