Obituaries for 10-01-2003

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 3, 2003

J.C. Ivey Jr.

J.C. Ivey Jr., 67, of Red Level, died Saturday, September 27, 2003 at his residence.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2003 with Rev. Melton Sexton and Rev. Joan Sexton officiating at Keahey Funeral Home of Andalusia. Special music was provided by Syble Steele and pianist, Jason Barrow. Burial followed in Rawls Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Sharlene Ivey of Red Level; sons, Ronald Jesse Ivey of Greenville and Darren Scott Ivey of Red Level; brothers and sisters-in-law, Cleveland Burks Ivey of Mobile, Robert Ray and Carolyn Ivey of Red Level, Billy Joe and Linda Ivey of Hayneville, Charles Phillip and Mary Ivey of Arkansas, Farrell and Linda Ivey of Prattville; sisters Marjorie Carnley of Andalusia and Sarah Grice of Andalusia; granddaughter, Beverly Diane Ivey; mother-in-law, Elsie Mae Cloud of Henderson, Nev.; sisters-in-law, Glenna Sue Summer of Henderson, Georgia Ann Riddle of Henderson.

Pallbearers were Woody Warthen, Joey Smith, Farrell Ivey, Billy Ivey, Wade Ivey and Robert Ivey.

Solomon Tisdale

Solomon Tisdale, 96, of Andalusia died Sunday, September 28, 2003 in an Andalusia hospital.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2003, from Foreman Funeral Home with Rev. Joel Faircloth officiating and burial in Magnolia Cemetery.

Survivors include his son Dr. John Tisdale of Andalusia; his grandchildren, John Tisdale of Andalusia, Dr. George Tisdale of Birmingham and Dr. Deborah R. Tisdale of Thorsby and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bob Brooks, Jimmy Seymour, David Wyatt, Robert Anderson, Robert Williams and Earl Johnson.

Elsie Tillery Rabren

Elsie Tillery Rabren, 82, of Brooklyn, died Saturday, September 27, 2003 in a Brewton hospital.

Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2003 from Foreman Funeral Home chapel with burial in Adellum Cemetery with Rev. Jack Williamson officiating.

She is survived by three sons, John Harry (Jackie) Rabren of Sumter, S.C., Alvin (Carol) Rabren of Robertsdale, Gene Rabren of Brooklyn; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; her sisters, Eleanor T. Cary of Brooklyn, Dorothy T. Womack of Milton, Fla.; one brother, James Tillery of Lebanon, Penn.; ten nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Rabren was preceded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Tillery of Brooklyn and her husband M.Q. Rabren. She was a member of Brooklyn Baptist Church and Brooklyn Order of the Eastern Star.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and nephews, Clark Anthony Rabren, Christopher Rip Rabren, Douglas Gene Rabren Jr., William Alvin Rabren Jr., William Alvin Rabren III, Geffrey Otto Milton.

R.L. &uot;Duke&uot; Shumpert

R.L. &uot;Duke&uot; Shumpert, 78, of Red Level died Monday September 29, 2003 in

an Evergreen hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 3, 2003 at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 2003 at Foreman Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Estelle Shumpert of Red Level; daughter, Brenda (Mark) Holland of Roberta, Ga.; sons, W.R. &uot;Billy&uot; (Mae) Shumpert of Berwyn, Penn. and Charlie Shumpert of Grenada, Miss.; step daughters, Ruth Smith of Evergreen, Donna (Murray) Phillips of Little River, Lana Mitchell of Huxford, Cheryl Vickery of Huxford; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; sister, Mary (Bill) Faulkner of Melbourne, Fla.; brother, Roy (Ruth) Shumpert of Tuscaloosa; two special friends and caregivers of 10 years, Arbedella Reese and Melissa Lunsford; several nieces and nephews.

Edwin L. May Sr.

Edwin L. May Sr., 92, of Andalusia died Monday, September 20, 2003 in the Opp nursing facility.

He was a graduate of Andalusia High School and a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church.

He was in sales positions throughout his career, which included selling a host of products and services such as Coca Cola, Luzianne coffee and tea, Ford and Buick automobiles, and Royal Crown Cola.

For many years, he served as a representative of Key Life Insurance Company. He specialized in providing insurance coverage for small groups of workers in the pulpwood industry.

When the federal government enacted the Occupational Safety and Health Ace (OSHA), manufacturers were faced almost overnight with the requirement to provide types of safety signs in their product operations. Ed say an opportunity to fill this unmet need and began his own sign business names &uot;Maycraft&uot;.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 3, 2003 at the First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Frank Beall officiating and Foreman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Ava Glenn May of Andalusia; sons, Edwin L. (Darien) May Jr. of Andalusia, William L. &uot;Roy&uot; (Helga) May of Fairview Heights, Ill., four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret May of Andalusia.

Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Andalusia.