Wednesday, September 28, 2005, Obituaries.
Curren Adams Farmer
Curren Adams Farmer, 94, of Troy, died at Troy Regional Medical Center, Monday, Sept. 26, 2005.
Visitation will be held at Dillard Funeral Home in Troy on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.
The funeral service will be held at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Troy on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Alan McBride officiating.
Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park with Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing.
The family request no flowers. The family would prefer that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to The Pioneer Museum of Alabama.
The pallbearers will be Charles Edward Farmer, William Harrison Barnard, Joshua Bates Barnard, William Christopher Paterson. Boyce Preston Wanamaker, DVM and Robert Nealy Scruggs.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Margaret Pace Farmer of Troy; three daughters, Hollinger Farmer Barnard of Birmingham, Julia Farmer (Bob) Scruggs of Montgomery, Karen Adams (Boyce) Farmer-Wanamaker of Columbia, Tenn.; one son, John Curren (Jeanette) Farmer of Valley; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one sister, Roxielee Farmer Decker of Tempe, Ariz.
Emma Ruth Tillery
Services for Emma Ruth Tillery, 94, of Troy who died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at Troy Health and Rehab will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.28, 2005, at God's Way Baptist Church in Troy with the Rev. Craig Holmes officiating.
Mrs. Tillery will lie in state for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Burial will be in Mossy Grove Cemetery under the direction of Skeen Funeral Home of Troy.
Visitation was from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, at the funeral home.
She as born April 24, 1911 in Crenshaw County. She was a very faithful member of God's Way Baptist Church and also the oldest member. She will be greatly missed by all the community. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Tillery; son, Cecil McGee Tillery; daughter, Virginia Grantham; grandson; David Grantham; great-grandson, Benjamin McLendon and her parents, George Cauley and Winnie Beatrice Jordan Cauley.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Chadwick Tillery of Troy, Bonnie and Terry Baker of Coffee County, Buddy and Penny Tillery of Greensborro, Dewey and Kelly Jordan, Bobby Joe Jordan, Chris and Rachel Jordan, Bobby and Melanie Tillery all of Troy, Little One (Cindy) Tillery of Troy, Suzie and Ricky Harrelson of Straughn, Randall and Angelia McLeod of Troy; sister, Sis (Rudy) Grantham of Andalusia; son-in-law, Flavil Grantham of Andalusia and several great and great-great-grandchildren.
A special thanks to Kathleen Jordan, a devoted friend and loved one.
Pallbearers will be Deacons of God's Way Baptist Church.
Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of God's Way Baptist Church.
Julia Mae Wilkes Johnston
Julia Mae Wilkes Johnston, 91, of Brundidge, died at her home Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005.
Visitation will be held at Dillard Funeral Home in Brundidge on Tuesday, September 27, 2005
from 6 p.m. until 8
There will be a one hour lie-in-state prior to the service at the church. The funeral service will be held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005 at 11 a.m. with the Revs. Jerry Wilkes, Bruce Cooper and Rex Godwin officiating.
Burial will follow at the church cemetery with Dillard Funeral Home of Brundidge directing.
The pallbearers will be Jeff Johnston, Toby Reeder, Joshua Herring, Jeremy Herring, Jody Floyd, Scotty Barefoot and Stetson Barefoot.
She is survived by her husband, Clyde Johnston of Brundidge; daughter and son-in-law, Juliette and Bennie Herring of Brundidge; son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Christine Johnston of Brundidge, six grandchildren, Jeff and Tammy (Underwood) Johnston, Voncila (Johnston) and Jody Floyd, Cyndi (Johnston) and Scotty Barefoot, Jodie (Herring) and Toby Reeder, Jeremy Herring, Joshua and Amy (Childress) Herring, Shanon Jernigan, Clay and Melissa Jernigan; 11 great grandchildren; one sister, Elma Martin Flemming of Dothan; two brothers-in-law, Willie and Fred Johnston of Brundidge; daughter-in-law and husband, Thersa and Bob Jernigan of Ariton.
Mrs. Johnston was born April 15, 1914 in New Brockton. She was one of eleven children of William J. and Evelyn Wilkes. She was preceded in death by a son, Tim Johnston, five sisters and four brothers.