Obituaries June 10, 2003

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 9, 2003

Shelby Stacey Williamson

Services for Shelby Stacey Williamson, 89, of Glenwood who died Monday June 9, 2003 at Edge Regional Medical Center in Troy will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday June 11 at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Troy with Rev. J. C. Turner officiating.

Burial will be in Spears Cemetery in Glenwood under the direction of Dillard Funeral Home of Troy.

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Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday June 10th. at the funeral home.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pansy Williamson.

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Evans and Sybil Williamson of Troy and Elkin and Shirley Williamson of Elba; two daughters and their husbands, Mary Emma and Oren Oglesby of Glenwood and Sandra and Danny Floyd of Montgomery; nine stepchildren, Cathy Johnson, Billy Jackson, Yvonne Jackson, Sybil Meeks, Rosemary Wilson all of Montgomery, Donald Brooks of Kent, Linda Hayes, of Maryville, Tennessee, Bobbie Meads and Judy Griswold, both of Glenwood; thirteen grandchildren; twenty two great-grandchildren and a sister, Dessie Mount of Troy.

Pallbearers will be the grandsons.

The family request memorials be made to Spears Cemetery, c/o Evans Williamson, 1831 Henderson Highway, Troy, Al. 36079.

Mavelene Abercrombie

Mavalene Abercrombie, age 71, of Pelham died June 7, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Ballard. Survivors include children, Patricia Eickmeier, Diane Moore, Leonard. Abercrombie and Leasha Phillips; grandchildren, Andrew Eichmeier, Kevin Eickmeier and Hunter Moore; great-granddaughter, Zoe Kathleen Eichmeier; sister, Annette Marabillis; brothers, Emanuel Bryant Stafford, Jr., Harlan Stafford and Paul Stafford; Visitation will be Tuesday, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Southern Heritage Funeral Home and the funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Faith Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be made to the Faith Presbyterian Church Missions Fund. Ridout's Southern Heritage directing.

Dr. Raymond Louis Kisner

Dr. Raymond Louis Kisner, 70, of Troy died June 7, 2003, at his residence.

Born January 16, 1933, at Friendsville, Md., he was a son of the late George Dallas and Mae (Fike) Kisner.

He was preceded in death by a half sister, Waneta Metheny and three half brothers, Albert Kisner, Denzil and Glenn Sines.

Dr. Kisner held his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Tennessee.

He earned his M.S. degree from Tennessee and his B.S. degree from Milligan College, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

He began his teaching career at the University of Tennessee in 1960.

In 1964, he joined the faculty at Mississippi State College for Women. In 1967, he joined the Troy State University faculty as a professor of biology.

He was named a full professor in 1970.

He served as a member of the Troy State Educational Resource Committee.

Dr. Kisner is a member of Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, Phi Kappa Phi National scholarship society and Beta Beta National honor and professional fraternity in biological science.

He was a member of First Christian Church, Friendsville.

Surviving are one brother, Blane Kisner, Milan, Ill.; one half brother, Arlie Kisner, Bruceton Mills, W.Va.; and one half sister, Evelyn Thomas, Farmington, Pa.

Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 943 Second Ave., Friendsville, on Monday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Galen Beitzel officiating.

Interment will be in Blooming Rose Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Glenda W. Wilson

Glenda W. Wilson, 51, of Auburn died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at her home.

Services will be Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at 10 a.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Chapel. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at St. John's Baptist Church Cemetery in Brundidge with the Revs. Steven Glover and Mack King officiating.

She was born Aug. 13, 1951, in Auburn and enjoyed working with flowers, drawing, knitting and crocheting.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Sara Luella Winslett.

She is survived by her husband, Jamie M. Wilson of Auburn, and son and daughter-in-law, David and Heather Franklin of Auburn, brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Linda Winslett of Loachapoke, Kenneth and Alice Winslett of Notasulga, Michael and Teresa Winslett of Florence and Fred Winslett of Opelika; a mother-in-law, Louise Wilson of Brundidge; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, two aunts and numerous friends.