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Sunday, January 7, 2007, Obituaries

James Edwin Ingram

Funeral services for James Edwin (Ed) Ingram, 82 who died Jan. 3, 2007, at his home in Union Springs, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with the Revs. Bruce Hose and Tom Randall officiating.

Burial followed in Perpetual Care Cemetery with Gray Funeral Home directing. Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was kind, generous and hardworking. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Union Springs and for 25 years was co-owner of Dixie LP Gas Company.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn McGrady Ingram; two sons, James Michael and JoAnne Ingram of Millbrook and Grady Marcus and Kay Ingram of Andalusia; five grandchildren, Melissa Anne Ingram, Carolyn Michele Ingram, Laura Ashley Ingram, Lindley Hope Ingram and Grady Marcus Ingram, Jr.; two sisters, Katie Dunn and Jean Arrington; brother, Charles Ingram; and a special sister-in-law, Grace Ingram.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Martha Florence Ingram; sisters, Mary Ann Dunn, Lila Botts, and Ruby Armstrong; and brothers, Jack Ingram, Ivan Ingram and Conley Ingram.

Pallbearers were John Earl Ingram, Randy Arrington, Ben Main, John Braswell, Jimmy Duncan and Donald McGrady.

Honorary pallbearers were Harold Black, Robert Reeder, Barney Dunn, Randy Dykes, Craig Phillips, Lamar Rotten and the deacons of First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 507, Union Springs, AL 36089.

Alberta Calhoun

Funeral services for Alberta Calhoun will be at 2 p.m. today at New Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Linwood with the Rev. Johnnie Henderson officiating.

Burial will be in New Mt. Pleasant Churchyard Cemetery under the direction of George F. Grubbs Funeral Home.

Alberta Calhoun was born in Pike County on Feb. 19, 1914, to Hannah and Alex Dubose.

She was a member of New Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, where she was a faithful member until her death. She was captain of Number 4 after her mother's death.

She loved to sing and was a member of the choir. She was a member of the Pike

County 7 Shape Singers, where she sang along with her brother, George Dubose.

She also was a member of the Humphrey Beauty Chapter Number 266 Order of the Eastern Star.

She attended Pike County Public Schools.

She was married to A.C. Calhoun, and they had three children - Weltha, James and Nathaniel.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hannah and Alex Dubose, and her husband, A.C. Calhoun.

She is survived by her children, Weltha McCant of St. Albans, N.Y., James Calhoun of Tuskegee, and Nathaniel Calhoun of Oklahoma City, O.K.; two daughters-in-law: Ruth Calhoun of Tuskegee and Drucilla Calhoun of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren: Marcus McCant, Adrienn Croom, Kenneth Calhoun, Kelvin Calhoun, Eureka Calhoun and Derrick Calhoun; twelve great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and so many very special and faithful friends.

Pallbearers and flower bearers were friends of the family.

Mildred &#8220Mickie” Maddox

Mildred &#8220Mickie” Maddox, 76, a resident of Montgomery, passed away after a long battle with kidney disease, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, at Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Maddox was a devoted loving wife of 57 years to Rufus H. Maddox and a wonderful mother to Monica Maddox Wilkes of Troy and Robert Austin Maddox of Benbrook, Texas.

She leaves a daughter-in-law, Theresa Huner Maddox, and three grandchildren, Miki Wilkes Ward (Lonnie), Marlie Ann Wilkes, both of Troy, and Robert Austin Maddox Jr. of Benbrook, Texas. She leaves a brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Farren of Washington, and a number of nieces and nephews.

&#8220Miss” Mickie taught ladies exercise classes for more than 40 years, the last 23 years at her studio, Mick's Hideaway in Old Cloverdale, where she was known as the &#8220Drill Sergeant” to hundreds of ladies over the years that gave her the credit of them being in the best shape they had ever been.

&#8220Miss” Mickie also taught hundreds of children and almost as many adults to swim during her 60 years of teaching. She was known as a very positive person with a great, wonderful attitude who had a way of making you believe you could accomplish anything. She spent most of her life serving others and putting everyone's needs in front of her own. She will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at White Chapel in Montgomery, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Vince Rosato officiating.