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Tuesday, December 7, 2004, Obituaries

James E. (Jim) Caldwell, Jr.,

James E. (Jim) Caldwell, Jr., 62 of Troy died Sunday, December 5, 2004 in Montgomery.  Visitation will be held at Dillard Funeral Home in Troy, Tuesday December 7, 2004, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Troy on Wednesday December 8, 2004, at 11 a.m., with Revered Richard Holmes officiating.  Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Brundidge with Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing.

Jim was born and raised in Brundidge.  He graduated from Pike County High School and Auburn University.  He then went to work in Prattville, where he met and married his wife Fran.  After being employed by Menshaw in Montgomery, he worked and retired in 1999 from Viskase Corporation of Chicago as Director of World Wide Production Planning.  He then returned to Pike County where he served as a Vice President of Carter Brothers Manufacturing in Brundidge.

Survivors include his wife, Fran Caldwell, Troy; sons and daughter, Greg Caldwell, Kentucky; Nancy Gray, Baton Rouge, La.; Chuck Hutton, Brewton; grandsons, Aaron and Tyler Hutton and 8 other grandchildren; mother, Jeanette Caldwell, Brundidge; sister and brother-in-law, Wynette and Frank Fryer, Chicago and their children.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Caldwell, son, Tommy Hutton and an uncle, William Caldwell.

Pallbearers will be Alan Rodgers, Joey Strother, Johnny Stroud, Gene Carter, Jonathan Arn, Gene Strickland, Tony Hudson, Tony Smith.  Honorary pallbearers will be Sherroll Tatom , Tommy Strother, Max Hughes and Barry Burnett.

The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

Martha Rodgers

Martha Rodgers, 73, of Troy died December 4, 2004, at Troy Regional Medical Center.

Services are scheduled for Wednesday, December 8, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Dr. L.C. McMillian officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, December 7, 2004, from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.

She was born October 10, 1931, in Pike County to the late Oscar &uot;Kitty&uot; Starks and Rushie M. Thomas-Starks. She was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by 12 children, 37 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers and floralbearers will be friends of the family.

Edwin W. Penninton

Edwin W. Penninton, 85, of Graceville, Fla., died Sunday, December 5, 2004, at his home following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 7, 2004, at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home, with Rev. Addis Habbard officiating. Burial will follow in Springhill United Methodist Church Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville directing. Family received friends at the funeral home Monday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

He was born in Jackson County, Florida in Sept. 3, 1919, to the late John Wesley and Gussie Mayo Pennington. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was retired from Gold Kist Peanut Inc., and a member of Springhill United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eudine M. Pennington.

He is survived by his son, Eddy Pennington, and wife Margaret of Troy; daughter, Janice Justice and husband Don of Milton, Fla.; sister, Mary Dell Register and husband Howard of Graceville; four grandchildren, Carla Symank and husband John of Newnan, Ga.; Brian Justice and wife Kathy of Perdido Key, Fla.; Ashley P. Glover and husband Brand of North Augusta, S.C.; Wesley Pennington of Troy.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made ti Springhill United Methodist church c/o Howard Register, 4649 Peanut Road, Graceville, Fla., 32440 or Hospice of the Emerald Coast. P.O. Box 637, Marianna, Fla., 32447.