Thursday, July 26, 2007, obituaries

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 3, 2007

Cannie Mae &#8220Doll” Wright

Cannie Mae &#8220Doll” Wright was born February 21, 1913, to the late George and Louisa Howard in Troy. She was the eldest of 13 children and was affectionately known as &#8220Doll.” She was married to Charlie H. Wright Jr. who preceded her in death. They had nine children.

Cannie Mae &#8220Doll” attended Dunn's Chapel School and later attended Troy City Schools. &#8220Doll” confessed Christ and was a dedicated member of the Dunn's Chapel A.M.E. Church where she attended Sunday school since age 4 and joined at age 13. Over the span of close to a century, she served as Sunday School Superintendent and teacher, Women's Missionary Society member and officer, usher, Benevolent Fund treasurer, member and officer of the Steward and Stewardess Boards and numerous other roles. In 1999 she was honored as the oldest senior citizen member of the church. Over the years she frequently opened her home to countless ministers and Sunday school delegates for extended amounts of time while they were visiting Dunn's Chapel.

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She was a devoted and hard working housewife and mother. All who knew and loved her are able to attest to her strength and independence, kind heart, sweet spirit and loving smile. However, on Thursday, July 19, 2007, she quietly departed her life here on earth. She was a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all.

Survivors include three sons, Stanley Wright of Detroit, Michigan; Homer and Lucile Wright of Troy; and Arthur Davis and Maritza Wright of St. Petersburg, Florida; six daughters, Mary Helen and James Wright of Troy; Inez and Clinton Reddick of Hartford, Connecticut; Dorothy Hicks of Troy; Kathleen and Leo Forbish of Troy; Annie

Pearl and James Davis Wilson of Troy; and Evelyn and Jimmie Kidd of Windsor, Connecticut; five siblings, Alberta McCaster and William and Frances Howard both of Montgomery; Mary Emma and Ulysses Reddock of Detroit, Michigan; Ewell and Annie Ruth Howard of Pensacola, Florida; and Lessie and James Wilson of Enterprise; and step sister, Edna Ruth Kelly of Troy; two sisters-in-law, Mary Emma Howard of Troy; and Flora Howard of Detroit; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren;

11 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Her body will lie-in-state Thursday, July 26, 2007, from 1 to 7 p.m. and the family will be available for greeting friends and acquaintances from 5 to 7 p.m. at George F. Grubbs Funeral home (208 Madison Street) in Troy.

Funeral services for Mrs. Wright will be held Friday, July, 27, 2007, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul A.M.E. Church (608 East Academy St) in Troy. Burial will take place at Dunn's Chapel A.M. E. Church Cemetery. The Rev. Farrell J. Duncombe will be officiating.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to: George F. Grubbs Funeral Home.

Doris Parker Richardson

Doris Parker Richardson, 93, of Troy died in Auburn, Wednesday, July 25, 2007.

Visitation will be held at Dillard Funeral Home in Troy on Saturday, July 28, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The funeral service will be held at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Troy on Sunday, July 29, 2007, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Malone Chandler officiating.

Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery, in Banks. The family request that memorials be made to Bethany House or Lighthouse Hospice.

Survivors include, three sons, Ed (Nell) Richardson of Auburn, David (Karen) Richardson of Banks, and Larry (Danita) Richardson; brother, Van (Ellen) Parker of Alta, Iowa; six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Judy Shiver, Burnice Thomas, Irene Richardson, and Estelle Richardson; brothers-in-law, Brooks Richardson and Max Shiver. Mrs. Richardson was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Huron &#8220Rich” Richardson, grandson, Greg Richardson, brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Tillie Parker and a sister, Marjorie Parker.

Mrs. Richardson was a longtime member of the Ramah Orderly Primitive Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Buenavista College.

During her early life she was a school teacher in her home State of Iowa. After moving to Pike County in 1951, she worked in the Pike County School System as both a secretary and a bus driver.

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