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Thursday, March 16, 2006, Obituaries

Harmon Gerome Hughes

Mr. Harmon Gerome Hughes age 73 of Banks died Monday, March 13, 2006 in a Montgomery Hospital.

Funeral services for Mr. Hughes will be held Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Dillard Funeral Home in Brundidge with Reverend Averyt Walker officiating. Burial will follow in

Shiloh Church Cemetery with Dillard Funeral Home of Brundidge directing. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 15, 2006 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Dillard Funeral Home in Brundidge.

He is survived by his wife, Talatha S. Hughes of Banks; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Gail H. Daniels, Glenda and Tim Hyde and Glory and James Benton all of Banks; 1 son and daughter-in-law, Gary L. and Debbie Hughes; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Herman B. and Jewell Hughes, Snap and Brenda Hughes and Joe Frank and Faye Hughes; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh Baptist Church.

George Franklin Grubbs

Services for George Franklin Grubbs, 82, of Troy who died in Nashville, Tennessee March 12, 2006 will be at Noon March 16, 2006 at Greater Saint Paul A. M. E. Church in Troy with Rev. Bobby B. Cox, Jr. officiating.

Burial will be in Carroll Street Memorial Cemetery under the direction of George F. Grubbs Funeral Home of Troy.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. March 15, 2005 at the funeral home.

Mr. Grubbs was born July 28, 1923 in Troy. He attended Alabama State University and Cleveland Architectural Institute. He was the owner of George F. Grubbs Funeral Home. Mr. Grubbs was a trustee and Sunday school teacher at Greater Saint Paul A. M. E. Church in Troy. He was also a board member of the Pioneer Museum of Alabama, board member of the Pike County American Red Cross, Alabama State University Alumni Association, President of Carroll Street Memorial Cemetery, Alabama Funeral Directors and Morticians Association. He enjoyed

History, fishing and jazz.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan B. Grubbs, and wife of 42 years, Yvonne Wier Grubbs.

Survivors include his children, Martin Luther Grubbs, Jessica Dannette Grubbs-Pelham (Timothy), Georgia Yvette Floyd (James), Adjoa Grubbs; grandchildren, Christian Jamison Floyd, George Chandler Floyd, Camryn Gabrielle Floyd, Taunee Martina Grubbs; sister, Ann Sims; mother-in-law, Tryphenia Wier and nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends

Pallbearers will be the Staff of George F. Grubbs Funeral Home.

Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews.

Floral bearers will be his nieces and friends.

The family request memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or the Pioneer Museum of Alabama.

Robert Lewis Porter Sr.

Robert Lewis Porter Sr., 70, of Sterrett, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006, with his family by his side.

Visitation will

be held at Rideout's Valley Chapel on Thursday, March 16, 2006, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Services will be held Friday, March 17, 2006, at 10 a.m. followed by burial in Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville at 3 p.m.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Propst Porter; sons Robert Lewis Porter Jr. and his wife, Jody, of Birmingham and William Thomas Porter and his wife, Beth, and their children William Thomas Porter, III, and Anna Patricia Grace Porter of Bogart, Ga.; a step-daughter, Diana Johnston Hase and her husband, Tom, of Huntsville and their children, Jeannie Hase Dickens, Thomas Aaron Hase, Christy Ann Hase and Benjamin David Hase; two brothers, William O. Porter, Jr., of Troy and Charles Thomas Porter of Birmingham.

He was a husband, father, grandfather and dentist loved by all. He served his family as a strong patriarch; he served his country as a captain in the United States Air Force. Most importantly, he served his God with the quiet grace and gentleness of a man whose actions spoke much louder than his soft words.

His professional accomplishments were many as he was the past president of the Alabama State Board of Dental Examiners, a fellow in the International Academy of Dentistry, the recipient of the Most Excellent Fellow Award from the Alabama Dental Association, a member of the academy of Dentistry, as well as founder of the Birmingham District Catastrophe Committee, which he chaired for 15 years. Also he was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman who shared his love of the outdoors with everyone.

Memorials may be given to Grace Presbyterian Church, 301 Foothills Place, Suite 100, Chelsea AL 35043.