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Bobby Dean “Bob” Conner
It is with deepest sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announced the passing of Mr. Bobby Dean “Bob” Conner, 64 of Aliceville, on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Baptist Medical Center in Columbus, Miss. Visitation was Saturday, November 20, 2021 from noon until 4:30 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The home going celebration and internment was Sunday, November 21, 2021, 11 a.m. in Community (Cluster) Cemetery, 190 Hwy. 32, Aliceville. Deacon Terry Windham was the eulogist. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420, directing.
Survivors are the Conner family.
Ronald J. Daniels
Ronald J. Daniels, 44, of Eutaw passed away November 14, 2021, Smith’s Mortuary, Boligee, directing.
Mary Elizabeth DeLoach
Funeral Services for Mary Elizabeth DeLoach were held on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, 43323 Hwy. 17, Jachin, Alabama, with Rev. Sammie Bourrage, pastor and officiant. Interment was at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Jachin.
The late Mary Elizabeth DeLoach, a life-long resident of Choctaw County, Jachin, was born to the late Moses and Annie Goodwin Ward on September 14, 1920. She professed her faith in Jesus Christ at an early age. She was a life-long member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, where she faithfully attended up until the onset of the Covid pandemic. Mary Elizabeth attended Belleville Elementary, located in Choctaw County that served grades K-6. It was operated by the late Ida B. Ward. Mary Elizabeth met “the love of her life,” Joe Edward DeLoach, at a young age. They were united in Holy Matrimony in 1936, and shared 55 years of marital bliss. To this union, they had eleven children. She was a pillar of the community. She birthed eleven children, but raised many more as her own. She opened up her home to anyone who was in need and was like a ‘second mom’ to many. Mary Elizabeth was loved by anyone who ever crossed paths with her. She was the true epitome of a woman. She was truly an angel on earth.
On Thursday, November 18, 2021, Mary Elizabeth was called to take her much needed rest. She was preceded in death by her husband: Joe Edward DeLoach; three children, Joe Arthur DeLoach, James Wesley DeLoach and Maurice Leon DeLoach; and 8 siblings.
Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her nine children Curtis DeLoach of Jachin, Annie (Percy) Watkins of York, Bennie Crosby (the Late Ulysses Crosby) of Jachin, Edward DeLoach of Jachin, Jerome (Vickie) DeLoach of Jachin, Lloyd (Jonal) DeLoach of Meridian, Miss., Robert (Denise) DeLoach of Jachin, Darren DeLoach of Jachin, Kimberly (Marcus) Ezell of York; one sister Annie Louise Perry of Detroit, Mich.; thirty-eight grandchildren; fifty-five great grands; thirty great-great grands; a host of devoted nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Her daughter, Bennie Crosby, devoted each and every day to providing exemplary care to her, up until her untimely demise. Celebration of life services were rendered by Weatherly-Studdard Memorial Chapel, Inc., Butler.
William Edward Elliott, Sr.,98, of Eutaw, passed away at his home November 18, 2021. Bill was born July 8, 1923 in Marion, Ala., to Calvin Edward and Emma Mae (Hicks) Elliott. A WWII army veteran, he served in the 472 Ordance Evacation Company and was engaged in battles and campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, the Ardennes, and the Rhineland. He was awarded the WWII Victory medal and the European African Middle-Eastern Service medal with 1 silver star. Following the war, he married Minnie Evelyn Beeker on October 27, 1946. They settled in Eutaw and had six children. He was active in the Eutaw Baptist Church serving as a deacon and as the choir director for several decades. Well-known and respected throughout the county, he worked for the State Highway department and the Greene County Co-op where he delivered feed and fertilizer. For several decades, he and his wife delivered the Tuscaloosa Newspaper in the local area. He loved attending to his livestock and pasture.
He is survived by five children: William Elliott Jr. (Robin), Donna Elliott, Fred Elliott (Amy), Janet Elliott Massey, and Cheryl Elliott-Dawe (Lloyd); his sister Sue Burford; his sister-in-law, Maxine Elliott; 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Minnie Beeker Elliott; his brothers Ward, Howard, and James Robert; his sisters Mary Emma Hamiter and Barbara Ann Payne; and an infant daughter.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m., November 22, 2021, at the Eutaw Baptist Church with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Interment service will immediately follow at the Mesopotamia Cemetery. Services will be officiated by Bro. Rick Williams and Bro. Gene Dockery under the direction of Sunset Funeral Home of Northport, a Dignity Memorial provider.
Pallbearers were Jeffrey W. Carroll, Brad Elliott, Brock Elliott, Hayden Elliott, Johnny Madison, and Bennie Abrams. Honorary Pallbearers are Johnathon Curtman, Josh Curtman, Graeme Dawe, and Mitchell Elliott. Sunset Brown-Service Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, is honored to serve the Elliott family during their time of bereavement. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.SunsetBrown-Funeral.com.
Reuben Calvin Greene, Jr.
Reuben Calvin Greene, Jr., 87, was called home to heaven on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m., Monday, November 22, 2021 at Mesopotamia Cemetery in Eutaw. A native of Eutaw, he lived most of his adult life in Jackson, Miss., where he was a successful businessman and a long-time member of Broadmoor Baptist Church. He was known for his love of the Lord, his kindhearted nature, his love of laughter, and his devotion to Alabama football.
Reuben was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben and Thelma Greene; his wife Eunice Henderson Greene; and his daughter Patricia Dianne Greene.
He is survived by a brother James Ellis Greene; his son and daughter-in-law Rick and Denise Greene; grandson Ryan Greene; granddaughter Christen Robertson (Jason) and four great-grandchildren.
Carolyn J. Studdard
Carolyn J. Studdard, 75, of Birmingham, Ala., was born in Clarksville (Red River County) Texas, to the union of the late L. C. and Virginia Barry Jones. She peacefully transitioned at her residence surrounded by loving family, November 16, 2021. Service of memory and life celebration was slated for Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at at noon from the chapel of Westside Funeral Home Fairfield, with her brother in Christ, Rev. Derrick Hudson officiating with interment to follow in Valhalla Memorial Gardens, 839 Wilkes Road, Birmingham 35228. Private family visitation was 2-3 p.m. with walk through viewing from 3-6 p.m., also Westside.
In her youth Carolyn was educated in the school districts of Texas and obtained her advanced undergraduate degree at Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, Texas. Upon graduating, she moved her church affiliation from Texas as she relocated to Alabama becoming a member of Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church whereby as a Christian woman, served faithfully in many capacities.
As an educator who encompassed more than a thirty-eight (38) year tenure within the Birmingham city school system, she was instrumental in expanding the mind potential of numerous students. She taught several years at Jackson Elementary School and afterwards many years at West End High School, retired in 2007, but could not rest upon her laurels. A position became available in Miles College Athletic department and she pursued this career path for another several years. With more time on her hands, beautiful flowers and landscaping her yard became a project that she immensely enjoyed. More time was also available for giving additional service to her church. Carolyn married the love of her life that she met while on the campus of Jarvis Christian; and at her passing they remained as one for more than 53 years. To this union were born two children whom she adored beyond measure.
Those who remain to cherish memories and to celebrate a beautiful well-lived life of love are: a truly loving and devoted husband Hiawatha E. Studdard, Jr.; a doted upon daughter and son Demetra A. and Damion A. Studdard; four grandchidren, Brianna, Brooklyn, Brayden and Kayden; one great grandchild, Au’Brielle; a daughter-in-love Brittany Powell; her sister-in-love Barbara Chapman; an aunt Lois Young; an uncle Robert Wilson, a special cousin, Janice Williams, and cousin Darnisha (Carl), all of Dallas, Texas, and Shelvy (James) Marbury of Detroit, Mich.; devoted friends through the years Arnita Cook and Carolyn Cauthen; sisters and brothers in law; many nieces, nephews, friends, church members and associates who dearly loved Carolyn and whom she also loved. Truly she will be missed.