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EUTAW – Funeral Services for Imekita Coleman were 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2023, at New Generation Church, Eutaw. The body lay in state one hour prior to the service hour. Burial followed in Zion Brush Creek Memorial Gardens. Visitation was on Friday, March 10, 2023, at the mortuary. Smith’s Mortuary, Boligee, directed. The management and staff at Smith’s Mortuary offer our heartfelt and sincere sympathy to the entire Coleman family.
Freddie Eddie, Jr.
Freddie Eddie, Jr., 96, peacefully transition on March 12, 2023, at his residence in Butler, surrounded by loved ones. Service of memory and life celebration will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Butler Chapel A. M. E. Visitation will be Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 10-11 a.m. at Butler Chapel A.M.E. with service of memory and life celebration at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Butler Chapel A. M. E. Cemetery, Butler. To the entire Eddie and Mitchell families, all of us at Weatherly Fuenral Home, York, (Owners: Thomas and Marla Jackson) offer to each of you our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy and condolences. Our prayer remains that your abiding faith in God will lend to you a measure of comfort to strengthen and sustain you during your time of sorrow.
Mr. Robert Johnson, 67, of York, passed on March 9, 2023. Service details are incomplete at this time. Hardaway Funeral Services, https://www.hardawayfuneralservices.com, directing.
Vivian Koehn, 97, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2023, at Oakwood Manor in Brooksville, Miss. Her funeral service will be held at Southern Star Mennonite Church, Geiger, Ala., on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Soule Chapel Cemetery, Geiger. Visitation was at the church Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. Cockrell Funeral Home of Macon, Miss., is honored to be entrusted with the service arrangements. Vivian Smith Koehn was born to Alfred and Nettie Smith at Greensburg, Kansas on July 19, 1925. She peacefully passed away on March 12, 2023, at Oakwood Manor in Brooksville, Miss. Her childhood years were spent at Greensburg, moving to Cimarron in her youth. She was baptized into the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite remaining faithful to the end. On June 18, 1950, she was married to our father, Emerson Koehn at Cimarron, Kansas. They welcomed three sons and one daughter into their home. They were engaged in dairy farming and land leveling while living in Kansas. Life was not always easy. After the tragic death of their son, Rodrick, she found fulfilment by going to nurses training, becoming an LPN. Dad was ordained to the Deaconry in 1958, at Cimarron. Mom willingly filled her place as a deacon’s wife, being very hospitable. We moved to Alabama in January of 1975. This was a busy time for Mom, being prepared for unexpected company in a new, growing congregation, and taking many meals to the field. In 1993, Dad and Mom opened Touch of Home Bakery in Livingston, Ala. This was a challenging but rewarding venture. She made many friends and “mothered” many college students. Dad passed away suddenly during a doctor’s visit on March 31, 1999, at the age of 75. In 2004 their son, Clark, was tragically taken in a vehicle accident. These were very difficult times for Mom, but again she found comfort and fulfillment in reaching out to others. She continued working at the Bakery as long as she could. To be nearer to her dear sister Edna, she moved to Oakwood Manor in 2014. She loved the staff and appreciated the loving care she received there. Mom was a woman of faith and a prayer warrior, praying for each one of us daily. She touched many lives, freely sharing her convictions and encouragements in an endearing way. We treasure the example she left us. Left with fond memories are her children: Steven J. and LeZetta Koehn, Elkton, Va.; Linda and Clinton Dirks, Geiger, Ala.. Grandchildren: Brent Koehn; Ryan and Ashley; Kevin and Melinda, all of Elkton, Va.; Crystal and Alex Koehn; Andrea and Joel Koehn, Geiger, Ala.; eleven great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Geneva Smith, Moundridge, Kansas; along with many other dear relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, two sons, two sisters, and one brother.
Pete L. Lewis
A celebration of life and memory for Pete L. Lewis of Eutaw, who passed away Saturday, March 4, 2023, was 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2023, at the Robert H. Young Community Center, Eutaw. The Elder Eddie J. Lewis officiated. Interment followed in the Liberty Hill Cemetery, Eutaw. Public viewing and visitation was Friday, March 10, 2023, at McInnis Mortuary, Eutaw. He layin state one hour prior to service time at the School. McInnis Mortuary of Eutaw is entrusted with all arrangements. Those who will be most profoundly deprived of the warmth of his love, pleasing personality and the strength of his noble character includes: six daughters LaVonda Jenkins, Meschelle (Robert) Martin, Dynasty Lewis, Tyesha Dent Weeks, Norma Dent and Tawanna Dent; three sons Marquis Dent, Maurice Dent and Nicholas Dent; two brothers Elder Eddie (Debra) Lewis and James Kimbrough; three sisters Dora Johnson, Mary Lewis and Bessie Lewis; five aunts; twenty-four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a special nephew Carlos Lewis; along with other nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Ms. Sally Maye, 70, of Livingston passed recently in Huntsville. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 11 a.m. at St. John Baptist Church Cemetery, Ward. Rev. Tyrone Thomas will officiate. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday, March 17, 2023, from 3-5 p.m. Hardaway Funeral Services, https://www.hardawayfuneralservices.com, directing.
Ms. Fannie Parker, of Tuscaloosa and a native of Greene County, entered into eternal rest March 11, 2023, at DCH Regional Medical Center Tuscaloosa. Graveside services will be held Sunday, March 19, 2023, at 12:30 p.m. from Lloyd Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Forkland. Visitation will be held Friday, March 17, 2023, from 1-4 p.m. at the funeral home. Larkin and Scott Mortuary, LLC, entrusted with arrangements.
A celebration of life for Ellis Powell of Birmingham, formerly of Livingston, who passed away Sunday, March 5, 2023, was 12 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2023, in the Gymnasium of Livingston Junior High School, Livingston. Rev. Willie J Ivory, Sr., officiated. Interment followed in the Livingston City Cemetery, Livingston. Public viewing and visitation was Friday, March 10, 2023. He lay in state one hour prior to service time at the school. McInnis Mortuary of Livingston is entrusted with all arrangements. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of forty-three years, Sharon Powell; four children Ellis Powell, Jr. (Varetta), DeWayne Powell (Jamie), Bonita Powell and Tamera Pickett; one brother Ollie Powell; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.