Obituaries Sept. 21, 2003

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 29, 2003

Octavia Windham Chapman

Services for Octavia Windham Chapman, 85, of Troy who died Friday, September 19, 2003 at her home after a long illness was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Troy with Dr. John Brannon officiating.

Burial was in Green Hills Memorial Park in Troy under the direction of Dillard Funeral Home of Troy.

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Visitation was from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Chapman was born in Troy on Feb. 10, 1918 to Edwin Kenneth and Sybil Brantley Windham. She was active in civic and church activities including the Troy Charity League, Modern Study Club, Troy Woman's Club (charter member), D.A.R. and a volunteer for the American Red Cross.

She was also a member of Troy First Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday School Teacher, President of United Methodist Women, Administration Board Member and on various committees from missions to finance.

Mrs. Chapman was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, William Reynolds Chapman and a sister, Annie Windham Cargill.

Survivors include a son, Dr William Reynolds and Jannie Chapman, III of Huntsville; daughter, Sybil Chapman Allen of Troy; eight grandchildren, Brantley Allen and Jason Gregory of Montgomery, Kelly Chapman and Luke Larkin of Sarasota, Florida, Mary Virginia Allen of Troy, Laura Octavia and Carlie Bryn Chapman of Huntsville, Jay and Michelle Henley of Huntsville and Trisha Ellen Bruske; two great-grandchildren, Chapman Llewellyn Gregory and Kathryn Carter Larkin.

The family request memorials be made to Troy First United Methodist Church or Wiregrass Hospice. Flowers will also be greatfully accepted.

George Blue Barber

Services for George Blue Barber, 81, of Montgomery, formerly of Troy, who died Thursday September 18, 2003 in Alex City will be at 2 p.m. Sunday Sept. 21 at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Troy with Dr. Ed. Walter and Rev. Paul Hubbard officiating.

Burial will be in Green Hills Memorial Park in Troy under the direction of Dillard Funeral Home of Troy.

Visitation was from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Barber was the Past State Commander of the American Legion, member of Montgomery County Parkinson's Support Group, Montgomery Civitan Club and a former member of the Troy Rotary and Lion's Club.

Mr. Barber was preceded in death by his son, George Robert &uot;Bubba&uot; Barber.

Survivors include his wife of fifty one years, Anita Grimes Barber of Montgomery; son and his wife, Joel Thomas and Bobi Barber of Troy; daughters and their husbands, Carol and Wayne Booker of Troy, Anita Darlene and Charles Fuller of Roswell, Georgia and Diane &uot;Dee&uot; and John Schlegel of Cincinnati, Ohio; six granddaughters, Wanda Blevins, Becky Floyd, Leann Boudin, Samantha Taylor, Lauren Elizabeth Fuller and Hailey Morgan Fuller; three grandsons, Christopher Wayne Booker, Stephen Taylor and Ethan Gregory Blair; six great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Lois Geneva Barber of Waycross, Georgia.

Pallbearers will be the nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Baracca Class, American Legion Post 70 and Friendship Class of First Baptist Church of Montgomery.

The family request memorials be made to the National Parkinson Foundation.

Catherine M. Harrien

Services for Catherine M. Harrien, 47, of Troy, who died September 18, 2003, are Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. at Lillie White Holiness Church with Pastor Martha Griffin officiating.

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

Mrs. Harrien was born Aug. 22, 1957 in Pike County to Willie J. McClain and Hazel Youngblood.

She was a member of Covenent Fellowship church in Enterprise.

Survivors include husband Bill Harrien of Troy; two daughters: Taneisha L. McClain, Melbourne, Fla., and Ebony L. McClain, Troy; two stepchildren: Oscar and Katrina Harrien, Jackson, Miss.; brothers: Thomas McClain, Troy, Clifford (Geraldine) McClain of Virginia Beach, Va., Charles McClain, Seattle, Wash., Tommy (Nina) McClain, Hanover, Md., Herman McClain, Troy, James McClain, Troy, and Gregory McClain, Seattle, Wash.; sisters: Carolyn J. (Willie) Edwards, Warner Robins, Ga., Marilyn (Rickey) Jones, Troy, Priscilla Wheeler, Sacramento. Calif., Julianna (Thaddeus) Townsend, Troy, Valencia L. McClain, Troy.

Floralbearers are ushers and friends. Pallbearers are relatives and friends.