Obits for the week of 9-11-08

Published 3:38 pm Friday, September 12, 2008


BARGINERE, Patricia Anne, a resident of Crenshaw County, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2008. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 6, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. from Highland Home School Auditorium with Rev. J. Sankey officiating. Interment followed in Rockdale Cemetery with Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc. directing.

She leaves to cherish her memories four children, Marvin (Shantel) Barginere, O’deat Barginere, Tonya Barginere and Kendall (K.J.) Barginere, all of Luverne, Ala.; one aunt, Valdosta (Baby) Starks; one uncle, S. J. Barginere of Grady, Ala.; four sisters, Pamela (Willie Mack) Wilson of Detroit, Mich., Betty (Henry) Sawyer of Pine Level, Ala., Cristal (Julius) Dulaney of Grady, Ala., and Dorothy Mae Foster of Helicon, Ala.; two brothers, Willie James (Dean) Barginere of Detroit, Mich., and James Junior Barginere of Grady, Ala.; four grandchildren, DeShundarius Boyd, Sheonte’ Barginere, Macahri Washington and Ty’zaveous Shepherd; two devoted nephews, Julius and Derrick Dulaney; one devoted niece, Margie Sawyer; a truly devoted friend, Pearlie Willis; a very devoted friend, godmother and support figure, Mrs. Betty Sue Whatley Kelley of Highland Home, Ala., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

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Grace Weed Moseley, age 88, passed away September 5, 2008, at Troy Regional Medical Center. Grace was born on April 8, 1920, in Goshen, Alabama, to Jim and Rosa Lee Weed. She was a lifelong resident of Goshen. She was a retired nurse and member of Goshen Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Moseley, Son, Roy Moseley; parents, Jim and Rosa Lee Weed; sister, Winnie Davis Weed Loveless. She is survived by a son, Ronnie Moseley (Mary Ann), daughter, Joyce Sanders (Al), grandchildren, Steve R. Sanders, Vicki Browder (George); great-grandchildren, Jason Browder, Tori Browder, and Madison Sanders; brother-in-law, Joe Moseley (Elaine), sister-in-law, Joan Moseley Kirk (Hardy), nephew, Wayne Loveless. Serving as Pallbearers were, Steve R. Sanders, Jason Browder, David Moseley, Scott Kirk, Mike Kirk, Troy Weed. Funeral services were held Monday, September 8, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the chapel of Dillard Funeral Home in Troy with Reverend W.O. Sanders and Reverend David Zorn officiating. Burial will follow in the Hopewell Cemetery with Dillard Funeral Home in Troy directing.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Goshen Baptist Church, 98 Church Street, Goshen, Alabama 36035, or Hopewell Cemetery, CO: Bernard Richburg, 8091 CR 2290, Goshen, Alabama, 36035. Also special thanks are extended to the staff of the Luverne Health and Rehabilitation for their care and kindness during her residence there. Also, special thanks to the staff and doctors at Troy Regional Medical Center.


Beatrice Irene Eagerton Seamon, age 80, of Luverne, died Saturday, September 6, 2008, at her home. Graveside services were held Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at 2:00 P.M. from the Rutledge Cemetery with Reverend Mike Moseley officiating, Dillard Funeral Home in Troy directing.

Survivors include: six children, Loretta Ray of Luverne, Linda Morris, Luverne, Elizabeth Watson of Florida, Ruby Everett of Michigan, Martha Faulk of Luverne, Emory “Bubba” Stubbs of Honoraville; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, brother, Hayward Eagerton of South Carolina, sister, Eloise Wildey of Michigan. Serving as Pallbearers will be Josh Hartin, Tracy Jordan, Ronnie Wilson, Emory Michael Stubbs, Mickey Stubbs, Chris Bradley, Tyler Warren Jordan. Friends and family met at the cemetery for the services.



DEWBERRY, Elender Novelle, age 55, of Elba, Alabama, passed away Friday, September 5, 2008, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama. Funeral services were held at Mt. Olive Baptist Church on Monday, September 8, 2008, beginning at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Richard Moss and Rev. Wayne Weber officiating. Burial followed in the Pine Level Community Cemetery with Hayes Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include husband, Tommy Glenn Dewberry, Elba, Ala.; son, Kevin Dewberry and daughter-in-law, Wendy Dewberry, Pell City, Ala.; two granddaughters, Olivia Dewberry and Lauryn-Elizabeth Dewberry, Pell City, Ala.; mother, Merle Bozeman, Elba, Ala.; father, Willie Edward Bozeman, Fairhope, Ala.; sisters, Mary Lee Williams, Prattville, Ala., and Sandra Lynn Holland, Andalusia, Ala.; and brother, John Edward Bozeman, Brantley, Ala.


BLANKENSHIP, Dana Sue, age 51, a resident of Goshen, Alabama, passed away on Monday, September 08, 2008. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 10, 2008, from the chapel of Turner Funeral Home with Rev. Darryl Bates officiating. Burial will follow in Darien Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing. She is survived by her husband, Randal McLeod; two children, Nick Blankenship of Troy, and Mandy (Brian) Blackmon of Luverne, Ala.; two precious grandchildren, Jed and Ben Archie; one sister, Ann Millstein; one brother, David (Kim) Shirah; two nephews and one niece.


KITE, Grace passed away Sunday, September 7, 2008, at Crenshaw Community Hospital.

She leaves to cherish her memories three children, Comer Kite, Jr., Robert Kite and Molly Lowery.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 13, at Sweet Water Church. For more information call 334-335-3360.

Final rites entrusted to Luverne Mortuary.


FOREMAN, James Dale, age 77, died Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 11, 2008, at Liberty Congregational Church with Reverend Robert Foreman officiating. Interment will follow in Liberty Church Cemetery with Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Foreman was born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 28, 1931, during the height of the Great Depression. Descending from Irish and German immigrants, he was the eldest of six children.

At age 17, he joined the military and served in the Korean War. While stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, he served with the Strategic Air Command (SAC). He received The Air Force Commendation Medal for his outstanding achievement as a Noncommissioned Officer in charge of the 821st Civil Engineering Squadron. Additionally, he was recognized for his outstanding service with the 28th/484th Bombardment Wing, supporting B-52 bombers flying from Guam during the Vietnam War. In 1968, he retired as a Senior Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force after 20 years of honorable service.

He went on to a distinguished and long career that included maintenance superintendent for the Champaign Park District in Champaign, Illinois, and Chief Park Ranger of Land Development and Management in the Shelbyville Reservoir, Illinois, Department of Conservation. In later years, he served as a rural mail carrier and postal worker for the United States Postal Service in Crenshaw County, Alabama. During that period, he served as a licensed minister at New Hope Congregational Church in Clio, Alabama, and provided ministerial services in southern Alabama.

On January 30, 1951, he married June Bell of Dozier, Alabama. Following the loss of an infant son, he raised two sons and a daughter. In turn, his children gave him six grandchildren. Dale loved hard work, the outdoors, playing, fireworks and his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Kathryn (Smalley) Foreman, and his brothers, Donald and Robert Foreman. He is survived by his wife, June Foreman; his children, Chris Wilson, Robert Foreman and Tom Foreman; his daughters-in-law, Beth Foreman and Linda Foreman; his grandsons, Adam Bess (and his wife, Jennifer), David Bess and Rob Foreman; his granddaughters, Sarah Foreman, Veronica Foreman and Alison Foreman; his brother, Leo Foreman; and his sisters, Darlene Frost and Kathryn Grimes.

Visitation for Mr. Foreman was held Wednesday, September 10, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home. Another visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to services at the church.

Pallbearers will be Adam Bess, David Bess, Rob Foreman, James Price, Russell Price and Andrew Meadows.