Wednesday, November 5, 2003, Obituaries

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 3, 2003

Janice Marie Wilkerson Abercrombie

Graveside services for Janice Marie Wilkerson Abercrombie, 66, of Lebanon, Tennessee who died Friday, October 31, 2003 in Tennessee was at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Springhill Cemetery in Troy with Rev. Frank Lowery officiating.

Mrs. Abercrombie was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Rose Marie Lamb Wilkerson and a sister, Barbara Newell.

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Survivors include her husband, Frank C. Abercrombie of Lebanon, Tennessee, (married in April, 1973); three children, Greg and Denise Grech of Antioch, California, Rick and Lana Grech of Freemont, California and Noel and Roger Tippett of Lebanon, Tennessee; step son, Robert Wayne Abercrombie of Lebanon, Tennessee and a sister, Judy Hopkins of Cottonwood, Arizona.

Willie Mae Richards

Services for Willie Mae Richards, 88, of Troy who died Thursday, October 30, 2003 at Troy Regional Medical Center will be at 3 p.m. Friday, November 7, 2003 at Lily Missionary Baptist Church of Troy with Rev. John Curry, Sr. officiating.

Burial will be in Union Springs Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home of Troy.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. November 6 at the funeral home

Mrs. Richards was born December 31, 1914

in Pike County.

She completed the 8th grade and was a homemaker. She was also a

Faithful member of Lily Missionary Baptist Church until she became ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Will Starling and Ella Fare Starling; husband, Angland Richards, Sr.; two sons, Golden Richards and Angland Richards, Jr. and one daughter, Willie Ann


Survivors include five daughters and their husbands, Bernice and Forrest Brockett of Bronx, New York, Shirley and Eugene Miller of Due West, South Carolina, Mary and Jimmy Carvin of Troy, Annie D. and Preston Crittenden of Montgomery and Rachel R. and Tony Bennett of Troy; two sons and their wives, Kenneth and Betty Richards of Troy and Jerry Jerome and Sheila Richards of Montgomery; one daughter-in-law, Minnie Richards of Troy; twenty grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and several other relatives, family and friends.

Zo Bowie

Graveside services for Zo Bowie, 91, of Troy who died Tuesday, November 4, 2003 at Troy Regional Medical Center in Troy will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, November 6, at Green Hills Memorial Park in Troy with Rev. Marcus Wingard, Jim Powell and Billy Jinright officiating.

Burial will be under the direction of Dillard Funeral Home of Troy.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Bowie was a member of Oak Grove Methodist Church. He graduated from Easley High School in Easley, South Carolina and attended Erskine College in Due West , South Carolina. From there he joined the Navy. During WW II he served in the Merchant Marines. Upon leaving the Merchant Marines he was self employed in Pike County until 1954 when he went to work for John Deere in Moline, Illinois. He retired from John Deere in 1976 and moved back to Pike County. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and a loyal friend who never met a stranger. He loved Alabama football and the Atlanta Braves.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry and Dora Edens Bowie; sisters, Mae Dennis and Cleo Melsh; brothers, William Bowie, Dwain Bowie, Hampton (Hamp) Bowie, Harold (Babe) Bowie, Joshua Bowie and Lee Bowie.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Teressa Powell Bowie of Troy; two daughters and their husbands, Merilyn and Ralph Dwornik of Troy and June and Harry Carlon of Destin, Florida; three grandchildren, Cindy Carlon, Michael Carlon and Robert Carlon; four great-grandchildren; Nicole Carlon , Harrison Carlon, Will Carlon and Samantha Carlon and a brother, Bruner Bowie of Wilson, North Carolina.

Pallbearers will be Michael Carlon, Robert Carlon, Jimmy Law,

Jerry Spurlock, Johnny Steed and Roy Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Residence and Staff of Noble Manor, Dr. Todd Pearlstein and Dr. Richard Schloemer.

The family request memorials be made to Wiregrass Hospice.