Obituaries for 4/05/2003

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Ruth Powell Wildman

A graveside memorial service for Ruth Powell Wildman, who was born and reared in Andalusia, will be held Monday, April 7, 2003 at 3 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery. Mrs. Wildman was a librarian who spent most of her career in the public schools of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and then retired in Birmingham, where she died at 89.

Mrs. Wildman attended Judson College and Howard College (now Samford University) before graduating from George Washington University. She worked in the Library of Congress and then earned a master's degree in Library Science at Syracuse University, graduating magna cum laude. She then served 25 years as a librarian in the Poughkeepsie public schools.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abner R. Powell Sr. Her father was an attorney, state legislator and at one time mayor of Andalusia. Her mother, Gertrude Deer Popwell, was a native of Monroeville and belonged to a pioneer family in Monroe County.

Survivors include a daughter, Gertrude Ann Wildman of Birmingham; a brother, James O. Powell and his wife Ruth of Little Rock, Ark.; two nephews, Abner R. Powell III of Andalusia and Lee Riley Powell of Waldorf, Md.; two nieces, Pat Cassady of Evergreen and Annette Cotter of Atlanta. Mrs. Wildman was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Y. Wildman, a civil engineer of Panama City, Fla.; and a brother, Abner R. Powell Jr. of Andalusia.

She was a member of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church in Birmingham, a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and a past member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Members of the family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home prior to the service. Rev. Joel Faircloth, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Andalusia, will officiate at the graveside. Memorials may be sent to the Andalusia Public Library.

Irene H. Turner

Mrs. Irene H. Turner, 73, a resident of Luverne, died on Thursday, April 3, 2003. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, in the chapel of Turner Funeral Home with Rev. William Leverette officiating. Burial will follow in the Luverne Emmaus Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing.

Her parents, John and Nellie Jo Gibson, and a brother, Lamar Hurley precede Mrs. Turner in death.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Frank Turner Jr.; two children, Lynda S. Turner and Ronny (Linda) Turner; two grandchildren, Chad (Lisa) Turner and Lyndsey S. Turner, two great grandchildren, Emily Grace and Chance Turner, all of Luverne; one sister, Murlene (Leon) Bradley, Goshen; one brother, J.C. Hurley, Glenwood.

The family requests that any memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or to one's favorite charity.

Joyce Lee Castleberry

Joyce Lee Castleberry, 69, of Red Level, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003 in a local hospital.

Funeral services for Mr. Castleberry will be held Thursday, April 3, 2003 at 11 a.m. from the Buck Creek Bapitst Church with interment in the church cemetery. Dr. Dwight Smith and Rev. Mitchell Smith will officiate.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Ann Castleberry of Red Level; one daughter, Lee Ann (Rev. Joey) Turman of Mobile; Turman of Mobile; two sons, Richard (Ruth Anne) Castleberry of Talladega and Reese Castleberry of Red Level; five grandchildren; his mother, Ethel Lee Castleberry of Red Level; two brothers, Johnny Castleberry of Red Level and T.D. Castleberry of Andalusia; three sisters, Euvida Spivey of Albany, Ga., Glenda Carter and Linda Ingram, both of Gantt.

He was preceded in death by his father,

T.D. Castleberry, a brother, Rob Castleberry and sisters, Eula Mae Neighbors, Ola Mae Neese, Abbie Lee Aplin and Pat Ward.

Pallbearers will be Kip Carter, Jeff Castleberry, William Johnston, Josh Smith, Tim Wise and L.V. Bullock.

The body will lie in state at the church 30 minutes prior to services.

The family request that memorials be made to Buck Creek Baptist Church.

Barbara Burke Hart

Barbara Burke Hart, 56, of Milton, Fla. died Friday, April 4, 2003 in a Milton, Fla. hospital.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2003 at the Chapel of Foreman Funeral Home with Dr. Frank Beall officiating. Interment will follow the service at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Miles Hart of Milton, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, John and Greta Benefield of Auburn; five sisters, Jill Myer of Dothan, Jane Hayes of Roswell, Martha Hammad of Atlanta, Mary Hendley of Montgomery, Helen Cox of Ariton.

Visitation will be Saturday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requested memorials be made to the American Lung Association.

Allie Odom

Allie Odom, 93, of Red Level, died Thursday, April 3, 2003 in an Andalusia hospital.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Welcome Church in the Pigeon Creek Community.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Keahey Funeral Home and at the church one hour prior to services.

Burial will follow in the Kervin Family Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home Directing.

Survivors include one son, Leroy Odom of Red level; one daughter and son-in-law, Betty and John Oglesby of Red Level; one brother, Clayton Odom of Andalusia; two sisters, Eunice Pittman of Red Level and and Mae Pittman of Red Level; three grandchildren, Debbie Bush, Patricia Dean and Marlon Oglesby; five great-grandchildren, Jessica, Allison, Wesley, Vickie and Santana; two great-great-grandchildren, Ivy and Abby.

She was preceded in death by three daughters, Frances Odom, Mabelle Odom and Vera Odom.