Obituaries for 10-02-2003

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 3, 2003

Danny Sasser

Danny Sasser, 46, of Dothan formerly of Dozier died Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at Flowers Hospital.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 3, 2003 at Covenant United Methodist Church with Dr. Hayes McKay, Jr. and Rev. Kyle Gatlin officiating and Byrd Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until 1:30 on Friday prior to the service time.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Covenant Untied Methodist Church , 3610 West Main Street, Dothan, AL 36305.

Mr. Sasser was born May 26, 1957 in Greenville and lived the early years of his life in Dozier. He resided in Opp for several years prior to moving to Dothan in 1985. Mr. Sasser was employed with

Cook Brothers Auto Parts for several years and later was employeed with Freightliner of Dothan.

At the time of his death he was employed with Western Star of Dothan. He was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Kim Sasser of Dothan; mother, Ruth Worley of Dothan; three daughters, Stephanie (Sasser) Williams of Opp, Lauren and Rachel Sasser of Dothan; son-in-law, Donny Williams of Opp; two grandchildren, Allie and Chandler Williams of Opp; two sisters, Debra Jones of Luverne and Deanna Williams of Marianna, Fla.; nephews, Jason Sasser, Thomas Jones, John-Michael Jones and Anthony Williams; niece Katie Williams.

He was preceded in death by his father Hartwell Sasser.

Wilmer Gerald Queen

Wilmer Gerald Queen, died September 30, 2003 in an Opp hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Keahey Funeral Home.

Solomon Tisdale

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

Mr. Tisdale was tax accessor of Covington County for many years.

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, John W. Tisdale III, Benjamin Tisdale, Sara Rose Tisdale, Kathryn Anne Tisdale, Brandon Tisdale and William Tisdale.

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

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 with Minister David Patter and Rev. Drexal Copeland officiating. 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.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, 500 Morris Ave., Springfield, N.J. 07081.

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.

Marjorie Thomasson

Marjorie Thomasson, 89, a resident of Florala and a former long time resident of Lockhart, died Tuesday, September 30, 2003 in a Dothan hospital. She was a native of Covington County the daugther of the late James A. Clary and Mae Soles Clary. Her husband, Bliss Thomasson preceded her in death in 1996. She was employed with Franklin Ferguson Company in Florala until her retirement several years ago. She was a member of Lockhart Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daugher and son-in-law, Carolyn and John Foley of Florala; sister, Mavis Scroggins of Winter Garden, Fla.; grandchildren, John Darrell Foley and wife Carrie Beth, Jeffery Craig Foley and wife Sandy, Laura Foley Simpson and husband Warren, great-grandchildren, Tara McLlaney, Corin Simpson, Derrick Foley, Meredith Foley, Wade Simpson and Patricia Simpson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 3, 2003 at Evans Funeral Home with Rev. John Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in the Red Oak Cemetery.

Mary E. Moore

Mary e. Moore, 85, of Malabar, Fla. died September 27, 2003 in Malabar.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Ocotber 2, 2003 at Goodhope cemetery with Rev. Edward sells officiaitng and Foreman Fuenral Home directing.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Connie moore of malabar, Fla.; one grendson, Patrick Moore of Montanna; one aunt, Alice Rodgers of Red Level.