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Friday, February 17, 2006, Obituaries

Jim J. Hatcher

Jim J. Hatcher, 83, of Brundidge, Alabama, died at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery, Alabama, Wednesday, February 15, 2006. Visitation will be held at Dillard Funeral Home in Brundidge on Saturday, February 18, 2006 from 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM. The funeral service will be held at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Brundidge on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 1:30 PM with Reverend Bobby Hood officiating. Burial will be at Garden of Memory, in Dothan, Alabama, Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 4:00 PM. The family request that memorials be made to the Salem Baptist Church Sign Fund, P.O. Box 802, Brundidge, Alabama

36010. The honorary pallbearers

are the members of the Anglers Sunday School Class at Salem Baptist Church in Brundidge. He is survived by Wife, Melba R. Hatcher of Brundidge,

Daughter, Patricia Faye (Thomas B.) Smith of Freeport, Florida, Sons, James L. (Becky) Hatcher of Brundidge, Paul S. (Joanne) Hatcher of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, and Dennis E. (Rhonda) Hatcher of Panama City, Florida, Grandchildren, Nichole Weatherly, Amberlee Kennedy, Jeff Hatcher, Jeremy Hatcher, Ronnie Smith, Timothy Smith, and Thomas Smith, Great grandchildren, Trace Smith, Max Smith, Eli Smith, Logan Smith, Mason Smith, Nick Smith, Valerie Smith, Jasmine Hatcher, Tyler Hatcher, Jeremiah Hatcher, Ethan Hatcher, Karis Hatcher, and Cameron Weatherly. Mr. Hatcher was preceded in death by a son, Gary Lynn Hatcher, 4 sisters and a brother.

William Edward &uot;Ed&uot; Taylor, Sr.

William Edward &uot;Ed&uot; Taylor, Sr., 64, of Goshen, died at the VA Hospital in Montgomery, Wednesday, February 15, 2006. Visitation will be held at Dillard Funeral Home on Friday, February 17, 2006 from 12:45 PM until 1:45 PM. Graveside services will be held at Green Hills Memorial Park on Friday, February 17, 2006 at 2:00 PM with Reverend Johnny Jones officiating. The pallbearers will be his nephews. Survivors include, Son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Shannon Taylor of Tallassee, Son, Eddie Taylor of Birmingham, Grandchildren, Noah and Will Taylor of Tallassee, Sisters, Helen Rolling of Montgomery, and Sybil Sessions of Troy. He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Lindsey Renee Taylor, a brother, Stanley Taylor and a sister, Elizabeth Key.

Frances McBride Barber

Frances McBride Barber, 54, of Troy died Feb. 13, 2006, at Baptist South Medical Center in Montgomery.

Services will be held Feb. 18, 2006, at 2

p.m. at New Shiloh Missionary Baptish Church with the Elder Robert Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Carroll Street Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held Feb. 17, 2006, from noon to 5 p.m. at Harrison Funeral Home.

She was born Jan. 16, 1952, in Pike County to Johnnie and Queen Ester McBride. She attended Academy Street High School.

She was a member of Youngblood Temple where she served on the Usher Board, Hospitality Board and Pastorial Aid. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and helping others.

She is survived by two children, Dexter B. McBride and LaToya (Derrick) Nelson of Troy; three grandchildren, Khadijah Bell of Roeton, Derrick Nelson and Nasjha LaHanna Martin of Troy; three sisters, Louise Carter of Detroit, Mich., Shirley (Mack) Alston of Bronx, N.Y., and Gwendolyn Simpson of Akron, Ohio; four brothers Robert (Julice) McBride of Montgomery, Larry (Mary Nell) McBride, Jerry (Dorothy) McBride, Tony McBride and Anthony (Annie) McBride, all of Troy; one uncle, Algie Crawler; two aunts, Isophene Stewart and Molly Streeter; several close friends, Paula Ousley, Myrtle Thomas, Annie Miles, Doris Shy, Marie Posley and Jean Rumph; one goddaughter, Tamara Foster of Troy; an elderly mother, Annie Mae Wilkes and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mr. Jack Allen Wilson

Mr. Jack Allen Wilson, 75, a resident of Luverne died Sunday February 12, 2006. Graveside services will be 11 am Saturday February 18, 2006 from the Luverne Emmaus Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing. Mr. Wilson was retired from the US Marine Corp and served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Jackson Wilson.

Survivors include his step-son, Danny Myers of Baldwin Park, CA. Military honors will be presented at the graveside. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 9:30am until 10:30am.