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Obituaries for 9/5/2002

Roy Merrill

Roy Merrill, 60, of Dozier died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002 in his residence.

Graveside services were held 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2002 with Elder Wesley Little officiating.

Survivors include four brothers, James Merrill, Kennesaw, Ga., William Merrill of Dozier, Irvin C. Merrill, Canton, Ga, Ronald Merrill, Montgomery; two sisters, Lanell Hicks, Dade City, Fla., Myra Blankenship of Stockbridge, Ga. and a number of neices and nephews.

Pallbearers were James Merrill, William Merrill, Irvin Merrill, Brian Merrill, Donnie Merrill, James Hicks.

Rhett Mulkey

Rhett Mulkey, 46, of Andalusia, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002.

A funeral was held Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Home Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Kelley.

Masonic Lodge Stokes Lodge 609 conducted Masonic rites.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank (Jean) Mulkey; a sister and brother-in-law, Jacquie and Phillip Barbaree; a nephew, John Mulkey Barbaree; two aunts, Norma McLelland, all of Andalusia; Ruth McKenna of St. Augustine; and an uncle, James Windham of Andalusia.

He was preceded in death by a fiancee, Sherri Lynn Odom and a nephew, Kenneth Rhett Barbaree.

Pallbearers will be Masons.

David Anderson Mitchell

David Anderson Mitchell, 52, of Andalusia, died Monday in a local hospital.

A funeral was held Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. at Keahey Funeral Home with Minister Jason Green officiating and assisted by Rev. Drexel Copeland.

Survivors include his mother, Vada Mitchell of Luverne; two sons, Chris Mitchell and Kyle Mitchell; two brothers, Harold Mitchell of Red Level and Darrell Mitchell of Andalusia; four sisters, Barbara Smith of Luverne, Marie Thomason of Andalusia, Evelyn Griggs of Red Level, Margaret Burkett of Greenville.

Mr. Mitchell was preceeded in death by his father, Joseph Willard Mitchell and a sister, Dorothy Scott.

Serving as pallbearers were Louis Lynn Jeffrey Williamson, Wayne Godwin, Wayne Seals, Henry Maughon and Michael Shiery.

Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones, 46, of Wing, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002.

A funeral will be held Friday, Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. at Rock Creek Apostolic Church in Wing. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Keahey Funeral Home and at the church one hour prior to services.

Survivors include two sons, Josh Jones of Ft. Walton, Fla. and Chris Jones of Illinois; two daughters, Ashley Jones and April Jones, both of Wing; a brother, Kenneth Jones of Andalusia; and two sisters, Barbara Pace and Marie Wilkerson, both of Wing.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Henley.

Katie Jones

Katie Jones, age 66 of the Straughn Community died Tuesday, September 3, 2002 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Keahey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Church Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home Directing. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Keahey Funeral Home in Andalusia.

Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Shelton Mangum, Montgomery; mother, Elva Johnson of Andalusia; grandchildren, Joshua Wren, Jeremy Wren, Brian (Deena) Wren; sister, Erma Jewel Hart of Denton, Texas; aunt and uncle, Corda and Johnny Johnson of Dallas Texas.

Mrs. Jones was preceeded in death by her husband, James Thomas "Tommy" Jones earlier this year.

Dr. Harless Alton (Mac) McDaniel

Dr. Harless Alton (Mac) McDaniel, 70, of Silver Spring, Md., died of cancer Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002.

Born on March 15th, 1932 in Andalusia to the late Harless Almer McDaniel and Myrtice Beatrice Hicks McDaniel of Antioch.

Dr. McDaniel graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. He later attended Iowa State University (in Ames, Iowa) where he earned his PhD in Veterinary Pathology. He was a Veterinary Pathologist who specialized in foreign animal diseases and had a long career with the U.S.D.A., Animal, Plant and Health Inspection Services at which time he traveled extensively to foreign countries researching animal diseases that would affect American food production. He has published extensively in scientific periodicals as well as editing numerous books, the most recent of which was &uot;Traceability of Animals and Animal Products&uot;, a scientific and technical review for the World Organization for Animal Health. He was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and Cedar Ridge Community Church in

Spencerville, Md.

A funeral will be held Thurs., Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. at Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home in Silver Springs. Burial will follow in Interment Union Cemetery in Burtonsville, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the McDaniel Fund at Cedar Ridge Community Church, 2410 Spencerville Rd., Spencerville, MD. 20868

He is survived by his beloved wife Ann Guth McDaniel. They were married on March 1, 1958 in Whitehaven, Tenn. They moved to the Washington, DC area over 30 years ago from Ames, Iowa. Dr. McDaniel is also survived by his two devoted children; son Harless Alton &uot;Mac&uot; McDaniel, Jr., and daughter Melanie Ann McDaniel Bodie and her husband Steve; his brother Benny Joe McDaniel and wife Barbara.