Friday, February 25, 2005, Obituaries.

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 3, 2005

Mary Dean Davenport

Mary Dean Davenport, 62 of Troy died February 22, 2005 at the Troy Health and Rehab Center in Troy. Visitation will be on February 25, 2005 from 12 to 5 p.m. at New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Services will be held on February 26, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. L.R. Neal and Pastor Jimmy Jackson officiating. Davenport was born on August 15, 1942 in Pike County to Mary Tellis and Eddie Frank Carlton. She is survived by her two children, Linda and Amanda Davenport of Troy, nine grandchildren, Adrian, Alicia, Tamerus, Antonio, Montreal, Fredricka, Svante, Akaija and Ashanti. She is also survived by six great grandchildren, an uncle Walter Smiley, an aunt Bessie Jones, and several cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her father, mother and two daughters Martha and Sarah Davenport.

Edna Pearl Turner Blanton

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Edna Pearl Turner Blanton, died February 22, 2005 at her home. Graveside services are Friday, February 25, 2005 at 2:00 PM at Brundidge City Cemetery with Pastors John Emfinger and Don Grantham officiating.  Dillard Funeral Home of Brundidge is directing. Viewing is Thursday, February 24, 2005 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Dillard Funeral Home in Brundidge.

Born November 26, 1911 to Mr. and Mrs. James Redding Turner (Anna DuBose), she was the last survivor of their issue.  She taught school briefly before marrying Woodson Norris Blanton in 1933 and became licensed in Cosmetology.  Most of her years were devoted to her family and home.  She was gentle, kind, patient, generous, industrious, uncomplaining, loving, and had a quiet dignity.  She will be sorely missed.

Mrs. Blanton was preceded in death by her husband, Norris, of 51 years and a son, Leon, who died as a young child from a fall.

Surviving are her son James and daughter-in-law, Eleanor; daughter, Mildred; one grandson, Edward, and several nieces and nephews.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one's favorite charity or to Wiregrass Hospice, P.O. Box 1146, Troy, AL  36081.

Annette J. Hamilton

Annette J. Hamilton, 64, of Troy died at her home, Wednesday, February 23, 2005. Visitation will be held at Dillard Funeral Home in Troy on Friday, February 25, 2005

from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be held at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Troy on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 2:00 PM with Reverend Stanley Echols officiating. Burial will be at Banks Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Orville Bryant, Ronnie Hamilton, Thomas Campbell, Paul Stoddard, Curtis Renfroe, Sheldon Doty, Survivors include husband, Paul M. Hamilton of Troy, Daughter and her husband, Teresa K. and Sheldon Doty of Troy, Granddaughter and her husband, Leslie K. and Thomas M. Campbell of Troy, Great Granddaughter, Breanna S. Campbell of Troy, Step son and his wife, Ronnie and Julie Hamilton of Talladega, Sisters, Mattie Lou Renfroe of Troy, Florette Stremke of Scottsboro, Joyce Houston of Union Springs, Several nieces and nephews, Sisters-in-law, Sarah Mashburn, JoAnn Echols.