Sunday, September 3, 2006, Obituaries

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 3, 2006

Mary E. Folmar

Services for Mary E. Folmar, 57, of Troy who died Thursday, August 31, 2006 at Troy Regional Medical Center will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 6 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Troy with Brothers Gatha Williams and Tony Dunn officiating. She will lie-in-state for 30 minutes prior to the service.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 5 at the funeral home.

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She was born May 27, 1949 in Pike County to Eli and Addie Lee Walker Folmar. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include sons and wife, Anthony and Olivia Folmar of Atlanta, Georgia and Adrain Folmar of Troy; grandchildren, Tarquez Folmar, Mi'esha Folmar and Ja'quashia Folmar all of Troy; brothers and their wives, Eli and Lorene Folmar of Troy; Willie Clarence and Johnjolene Folmar of Columbus, Georgia; Willie Roy Folmar of Mobile and Lee Roy and Geraldine Folmar of Hollywood, Florida; sisters, Jewell Davis, Doris Folmar and Gloria Jackson all of Troy and a host of

nephews, nieces and family friends.

Derlie M. Leverett

Derlie M. Leverett, Age 97 of Glenwood , died Friday, September 1, 2006 in Luverne. A Graveside service will be held Sunday, September 3, 2006 at 4:00 P.M. at the Antioch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Coffee County with Reverend Wayne Weber officiating.

Dillard Funeral Home in Troy directing.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 3, 2006 from 2:00 until 3:00 P.M. at Dillard Funeral Home in Troy. Survivors include Son and Daughter-in-law,

Preston and Jean Leverett of Glenwood, Daughter,

Dixie Paul of Goshen,


David (Beverly) Leverett, Asa(Lucinda) Leverett, Teresa (Chris) Carnley,

Dwight (Charlotte) Paul, Dennis Paul,

5 Great Grandchildren,

Nicholas and Miranda Paul, Ashley , Austin; Allison Carnley, Mrs Leverett was preceded in death by her husband, Henry P. Leverett. Serving as Pallbearers will be , David Leverett, Asa Leverett, Chris Carnley, Dwight Paul, Dennis Paul, Nicholas Paul

Dr. Willis V. Crawford,

Dr. Willis V. Crawford, a prominent and well-loved physician in Troy, Alabama, for over

32 years, died on Saturday, September 2, 2006, at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham from complications following heart surgery on August 23, 2006.

He and his wife Bonita (Nita) moved to Troy with their family in 1974.

He was head of Pathology and Director of Laboratories at Mercy Hospital (now Cooper Green Hospital) in Birmingham, Alabama, for four years before moving to Troy to assume the same positions at Edge Memorial Hospital.

Prior to his five years of Pathology

Training, he set up a general practice and built the first medical clinic in Crossville, Alabama, on Sand Mountain. He and his wife brought all the modern lab and X-ray equipment found in hospitals to that area.

Dr. Crawford delivered over 4,000 babies there, including many in the birthing suite in their Clinic.

Many bear the names of Dr. Crawford or Bonita.

After 11 &rac12; years of practice, the family moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where

Dr. Crawford received five years of training in Pathology and had more time to spend with his family.

When he moved to Troy, Dr. Crawford oversaw the building of a new pathology and laboratory suite at Edge Memorial Hospital.

He also set up the Histopathology Lab and the Respiratory Therapy Department.

The hospital was in dire need of new physicians, and the administrator asked Dr. Crawford if he would see a few patients to help keep the hospital open.

He was glad to help out and soon he was seeing more and more patients.

Finally, he had to choose between being a family doctor or a Pathologist.

He quickly returned to his first love and became a fulltime family doctor again.

Many of his patients were saddened when he retired two years ago due to failing health.

Through the years of his practice, he served as Chief of Staff at Boaz-Albertville Hospital, Chief of Staff at Mercy Hospital where he actively worked on planning the new hospital and recruiting new physicians, and Chief of Staff at Edge Memorial Hospital.

He was also

President of the Marshall County Medical Society and President of the Pike County


He and his wife founded the Pike County Diabetes Society, and Dr. Crawford served as Chairman of the Pike County Heart Association.

He was active in training LPNs and EMTs in Pike County.

Throughout his long career, he spoke to many groups about health issues and concerns.

Always the teacher, he also headed the Family Practice Department of the South Alabama Medical School

in Troy.

Many residents trained in his office and often lived with Dr. Crawford and his family during their six week training rotation

in Troy.

Dr. Crawford for many years was the company doctor for Sanders Lead Company, Wiley Sanders Trucking Company, and KW Plastics.

He also worked with other companies to assure safety standards were met and exams and treatment were

provided as needed.

He was a pilot and a FAA Medical Examiner.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy and the Barraca Sunday School Class.

After the couple’s recent move to Montgomery, they became members of First Baptist Church in Montgomery.

Dr. Crawford is survived by

his wife, Bonita, and children Dr. Wynne Crawford of Montgomery, Nilha and Richard Pearce of Buford, Georgia,

and Trent and Joyce Crawford of Troy.

Left behind are three sisters-in- law: Donna Monroe, Dorris Crawford Bonner, Wanda Neville, and Susan Weidman, three brothers-in-law: Paul (Bud) Weidman, Dean Neville, and Judge Roger Monroe. He had

two grandsons, Chase Crawford, and Jonathan Crawford.

Granddaughters are Courtney Pearce, Amber Crawford,

and Elizabeth Crawford.

Also he will be missed by his sister, Pauline White of Albuquerque, NM. Nephews are Chris Weidman (Brandi), Kyle Weidman, Micha Crawford (Donna). Garret Crawford , and John C. Ray. Nieces are Alexandria (Scott) Wegner, Jacqueline (Chad) French and very special friends and relatives,

Sally and T.J. Williams, Jr. and Mrs. Patsy Reynolds.

Pallbearers will be: Pete Jordan, Cecil (Dink) Stephens, Ernest Capozzoli, Paul Weidman, Jr., Harold Dean Neville, and Judge Roger Monroe.

Honorary members will be: Homer Anderson,

the Medical Staff of Troy Regional Medical Center, members of the Baracca Class of First Baptist Church, Richard Deichmann, and General Stuart French.

Visitation will be held at Dillard Funeral Chapel in Troy on Monday night, September 4, from 6:00 to 8:00 .

Funeral Services will be held at the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Troy at 2:00, Tuesday, September 5. Visitation will be held in the Parlor of First Baptist Church from 1:00 n 2:00p.m. prior

to the funeral service.