Obituaries

Reverend Anthony
“Jay” Barnes

Reverend Anthony “Jay” Barnes, 58, of Aliceville, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020 at his residence. Visitation will be Friday, July 10, 2020, from 2-6 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The home going celebration honoring will be Saturday, July 11, 2020, at noon at Spirit & Truth Pentecostal Church, 2717 MLK Rd., Aliceville. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in New Cemetery, 196 Valleyview Rd., Aliceville. Apostle Jeffrey Ball, Sr., pastor of Spirit & Truth Pentecostal Church will be the eulogist. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420, directing.
Survivors are the Barnes family.
Laron Deshun Brooks
Graveside service for Laron Deshun Brooks, 26, was held on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Mariah Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Jasper Irby officiating.
Laron was born on May 8, 1994 to Lisa Davis and the late Ronnie Brooks in Demopolis. He departed this earthly life on June 27, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronnie Brooks; grandparents, Raymond Ruffin, Annie Nell Ruffin and William Brooks; brother, Antraun Davis; and two aunts, Darnell Pritchett, Barbara Bolden.
Laron accepted Christ as his personal savior and was baptized at Mt. Mariah Baptist Church, Yantley. He graduated from Choctaw County High School and later received a welding degree from Bladen Community College.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories: his wife Joyce Brooks; three children Isaiah Brooks, Antraun Brooks, Jordan Brooks; his mother Lisa Davis and stepfather James Jones; his grandmother Earlene Scott; two brothers, Cordarrell Ruffin, Deon Grice; one nephew Ayden Ruffin; six aunts; three uncles; four great aunts; and a host of other family members and friends.
The celebration of life service was rendered by Weatherly-Studdard Memorial Funeral Home, Butler.
Michael William Burrell
Michael William Burrell passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at the Sumter Health and Rehab. A private family ceremony will be held at a later date. Visit bumpersfuneralhome.com to sign the online register. Arrangements by Bumpers Funeral Home of Butler.
He was born December 16, 1957 in Birmingham to William and Juanita Thomas Burrell. He was a retired bookkeeper.
Survivors include his sister Sandy King and Husband Jim; numerous nieces and nephews; and numerous great- nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents William and Juanita Thomas Burrell.
Albert Powe
Graveside service for Brother Albert Powe, 95, was held on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church, Silas, with Dr. Johnny Heartfield officiating.
Albert Powe, a life-long resident of the Shady Grove Community in Silas, was born on October 12, 1924 to the late Rev. Jacob Powe and Julia Johnson Powe. He was called rest on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruthie Lee Hill Powe; one daughter Avoa Powe Wallis; his parents Rev. Jacob and Julia Powe; and all of his siblings Connie Powe, Samford Powe, JoAnna Powe, Willie B. Powe, Vivian Powe, Dora Lee Cunningham, Cora Lee McDonald, Emma Olevia Johnson, Aaron Philon, Dr. Reginald Powe, III, Slater Powe, and James Powe.
Albert is survived by his son Alfred Powe of Silas; two daughters, Linnie (James) Nicholson of Needham, Fannie (Tommy) Sigler of Silas; five grandsons; one devoted grandson imothy Ellis of Silas; great grandsons; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The celebration of life service was rendered by Weatherly-Studdard Memorial Funeral Home, Butler.
Mr. SD Kirkland
Mr. SD Kirkland, 63, of Aliceville, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020 at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home in Aliceville. Visitation will be Sunday, July 12, 2020, from 2-6 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The graveside home going celebration and interment honoring his life will be Monday, July 13, 2020, at 11 a.m. in Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Pleasant Ridge. The body of Mr. SD Kirkland will not be viewed at the cemetery. Rev. Eddie Lewis is the pastor of Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church. Rev. Kennedy Kirkland, pastor of New Bethany Primitive Baptist Church, Aliceville, will be the eulogist. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420, directing.
Survivors are the Kirkland family.
Gordon Henry Moore
Gordon Henry Moore, 91, a lifelong resident of Demopolis passed away July 5, 2020 at his residence. A graveside service with interment will be held at Memorial Gardens Saturday, July 11, 2020, at 10 a.m.
Gordon was born September 13, 1928, to Willie Lee McMillan Moore and David Alexander Moore. He was a member of First United Methodist Church Demopolis, the Demopolis Masonic Lodge, and was a Paul Harris Fellow within the Rotary Club of Demopolis. Membership in all three organizations spanned over sixty years. After graduating from Demopolis High School, Gordon worked at the United States Postal Service in Demopolis and in Alaska. He was also a Traffic Specialist on the Distant Early Warning Line for the Federal Reserve where he received a certificate for crossing the Arctic Circle in 1958. Gordon served in the United States Army in Company B 180th Infantry 45th Infantry Division during the Korean War and was stationed in Korea and Japan. He purchased two oil distributorships with Sinclair Oil and Union 76 and was a partner in Cleveland & Moore Oil Company until his retirement. Gordon was instrumental in the establishment of Demopolis Academy in 1972. He enjoyed quail hunting, training bird dogs, cattle farming and beekeeping.
He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-nine years, Mary Willingham Moore; his parents, Willie Lee McMillan Moore and David Alexander Moore; brothers, David Moore, Junior, Vernon Moore and Hawkins Moore; sisters, Frances Rowe and Dorothy Smitherman; and grandson, Dr. Joshua Moore.
Survivors include his two daughters Terre Moore (Pat) and Mary Ann Mullins (John); grandchildren Morgan Walters (Clay), Mary Michael Cowling, Maddie Mullins, Henry Mullins, Laura Justice (Samuel), John Moore (Shanthy) and Jesse Moore; and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers include John Cox Webb, Dr. Ted Stuedeman, John Gross, Scott Parten, Kenny Freeman and Steve Wilkerson. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Big Oak Ranch.
Carolyn Atkeison Webb
Carolyn Atkeison Webb, 73, was born in Demopolis, on August 20, 1946 to Wilbur Holmes Atkeison and Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Mullinnix Atkeison. She died on July 6, 2020 and was a lifelong resident of Demopolis.
She is survived by her husband Mem Stewart Webb; and their children Rainer Webb Mullin (Albert Henry Mullin) and Mem Stewart Webb, Jr. (Nicole Vaudry Webb); grandchildren Virginia Wynnton Mullin, Mary Stewart Mullin, Albert Henry Mullin, Jr., Mary Virginia Webb, Mem Stewart Webb, III, and Walker Atkeison Webb; and sisters Sharon Atkeison Lumpkin and Susan Atkeison Prestwood (Thomas A. Prestwood).
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Martha Atkeison Neilson; and her sister-in-law Elizabeth “Biboo” Noble Webb.
Carolyn was a graduate of the University of Alabama (1968) and a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. In her early years, she found great joy teaching school in Demopolis. In 1981, she received her real estate license and built a successful career in real estate. Her hustle and drive were instrumental in the growth of Webb Realty. Carolyn was dedicated to her family and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking, entertaining, and traveling with family and close friends. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Demopolis and served on the church vestry. Carolyn was a friend to many and often showed her love and support by reaching out to others through phone calls and letters. She faced struggles with great courage and grace, setting a wonderful example for all that knew her.
In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed in her memory to Trinity Episcopal Church, Demopolis. In keeping with the COVID guidelines and to protect the safety of others, the family will have a private funeral service at Trinity Episcopal Church officiated by Rev. John David Barnes. Arrangements by O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hazel Elizabeth Oliver White
Mrs. Hazel Elizabeth Oliver White, 88, of Panola, passed awayon Sunday, June 28, 2020 at her residence. There was no public visitation. The graveside home going celebration and interment honoring her life was Sunday, July 5, 2020, 1 p.m. in Galilee Gardens Cemetery, Gin House Rd., Panola. Rev.Dr. Bob Nelson Little, pastor of Galilee Baptist Church, Panola, was the eulogist. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420, directed. Survivors are the White, Little and Oliver families.