• 57°

Wednesday, February 18, 2004, Obituaries

Burnie W. Senn

Services for Burnie W. Senn, 78, of Ozark who died Tuesday, February 17, 2003 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 19, 2004 at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Brundidge with the Rev. Isom Hill officiating.

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

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.Thursday at the funeral home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eli and Beatrice Senn and a brother, Johnny Senn.

Survivors include three sisters, Henrietta Hicks and Nina Senn both of Ozark and Ruth Moore of Montgomery; five brothers and their wives, James and Dimple Senn of Brundidge; Grover and Jane Roberts, George and Sarah Roberts and Aaron and Chris Roberts all of Ozark and David and Jackie Roberts of Kinston; step sisters, Lamerle Richards, Jewell Senn and Helen Senn; step brothers, John L. Roberts and Joe Roberts and several nieces and nephews.

Samuel Leon Champion

Graveside services for Samuel Leon Champion, 77, of Huntsville, who died Sunday, February 15, 2004 at his home, will be at 2 p.m.Thursday, February 19, 2004, at Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Red Cottrell 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 Shady Grove Methodist Church.

Mr. Champion graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. After 33 years with Thiokol Chemical Corp., Mr. Champion retired. He was active as a clown in the Cahaba Shrine Temple. He was also a 32nd degree Mason. He served with the Boy Scouts as Scoutmaster and was a member of the Order of the Arrow. He was a member of the Alabama TREASURE Forest Association and the Alabama Forestry Association. He owned a TREASURE Forest in Pike County.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Mary Anne Jones and brother, Jacob Benjamin Champion Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Zelma Champion of Huntsville; daughter and son-in-law Patsy and J.C. Weeks of Red Bay; son and daughter-in-law Sam and Cecilia Champion of Auburn; grandchildren Clay and Carey weeks, Stafford, Va., Marguerite and Ronnie Edwards of Fredericksburg, Va., Amanda Jones of Calhoun, Ga., Will Champion and Nathan Champion of Auburn; great-grandchildren Clarissa Edwards and Trenton Edwards of Fredericksburg, Va. And Damon Weeks of Mission Hill, Calif.; and an aunt, Ann McDaniel of Shady Grove.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross or a charity of choice.