• 52°

Sunday, February 1, 2004, Obituaries

Robert Thadus Medley

Robert Thadus Medley, 84, of Brundidge died Friday, January 30, 2004 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 1, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Crossroads Church of Christ with Minister Chris Barnett officiating. There will be a one hour lie-in-state prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Hamilton Crossroads Church of Christ Cemetery with Dillard Funeral Home of Brundidge directing. Visitation will be held Saturday, January 31, 2004 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Dillard Funeral Home in Brundidge.

Survivors include a wife of 66 years, Gladys Medley of Brundidge; two sons and daughter-in-law, Edward Medley of Dothan and Roy and Lilla Medley of Brundidge; daughter-in-law, Judith Medley of Troy; sisters-in-law, Dora Willoughby of Dothan, Mae Nell and Norris Smith of Troy; brothers-in-law, George Powell of Troy and Lewis and Ruby Powell of Troy. He was preceded in death by a son, Bobby D. Medley and a sister, Emma Lou Greathouse.

Serving as pallbearers will be Johnathan Greathouse, Jim Greathouse, Marrell Greathouse, James Mulkey, Lewis Powell and Norris Smith.

Memorials may be made to the Hamilton Crossroads Church of Christ.

Charles L. Clay

There is a family gathering in heaven today made sweeter by the arrival of our Husband, Father and Grandfather, Charles L. Clay who died on Thursday, January 29, 2004.

His life on this earth was a living testament to his Christian Faith. He was a gifted engineer and inventor and an artist at any endeavor he chose.

What a wealth of knowledge we have lost with his passing. He was a wonderful husband to his wife, Jeanette, his daughters, Sandra Clay Harrison and Jeanece (Neecy) Clay Ridge

and a devoted grandfather to Douglas Allen Ridge, the joy of his life. He was a compassionate and loving friend.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 2, 2004 at 3:30 p.m. from the Oak Grove Methodist Church with Reverend Steve Winton officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing. Visitation will be held at the church from 2:30 until 3:30 Monday, February 2, 2004.

Annie Lee Owens

Annie Lee Owens, 89, of Troy died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at her home.

Services will be held Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Troy with Dr. Ed Walter officiating.

Burial will follow in Green Hills Memorial Park with Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, from 4-6 p.m. at Dillard Funeral Home in Troy. There will be a 30 minute lie-in state at the church prior to the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Owens, in 1978, her parents, Horace Elmer and Willie Lee Wilson Sanders, a brother, Thomas Wilson Sanders, and a sister, Hortense Sanders.

She is survived by three daughters, Cornelia (Tab) Johns of Troy, Frances (Wayne) Waddell of Thomasville, Ga., Jo Anne Owens (Kelly) Tinney of Montgomery; three sons, Joe (Charlotte) Owens of Milledgeville, Ga., Sandy (Betty) Owens of Rockville, Md., Bill (Kay) Owens of Birmingham; 11 grandchildren, Wanda Blevins, Maelee McDaniel, Becky Floyd, Wendi Olive, Julie Owens, Darrell Owens, Leann Boudin, Gay Gillespie, Rikki Schisler, Jordan Owens and Tom Owens, nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ewell Nave of Talladega and Corinne Pinckard of Troy; two brothers, Dr. Horace Sanders of Brundidge and Allen Sanders of Springfield, Va.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Troy WMU or Wiregrass Hospice.

Oma Rae Reeves Barnes

Oma Ray Reeves Barnes, 83, of Troy died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at Pike Manor Nursing Center.

Graveside services will be held at Springfield Cemetery Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Rick Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Cemetery under the direction of Dillard Funeral Home of Brundidge.

Visitation will be Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, from 2-3 p.m. at Dillard Funeral Home in Brundidge.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel "Tant" and Mattie Williams Reeves.

She is survived by a niece, Martha Sue Lowery and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.