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JACKSON, Mrs. Bernice, a resident of Tuskegee, AL died Thursday, November 30, 2000. Funeral Services are scheduled for Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. from Spring Hill Baptist Church, Tuskegee, AL with Rev. John H. Curry, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in the churchyard cemetery. McKenzie's Funeral Home Staff directing. Her survivors include her husband, James Jackson; five sons, Kenneth (Sabrina) Person, Lewis Jackson, Larry (Toni) Jackson, James (Brenda) Jackson, Jr. and Glen Jackson; two daughters, Diane Garris and Linda (Joe) Nathan; seven sisters; three brothers; 15 grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends.  Montgomery Advertiser, December 6, 2000

JACKSON, Little Brianna, 5 months, of 2901 Kimberly Avenue, Tuskegee, died Saturday, March 4, 2000. The funeral was Saturday, March 11 from Mt. Era Baptist Church Cemetery with the staff of Carter Funeral Home directing. Brianna is survived by her parents, Glen Jackson and Carolle Williams, and a host of other loving relatives and friends.  The Tuskegee News, March 16, 2000

JAMES, Dorothy Watkins, A month and a half after she was laid to rest May 9, 2000 in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, a tribute will be held at Tuskegee University Saturday, June 17 for Mrs. Dorothy Watkins James. The noon service will be held in the James Memorial Hall of the Daniel "Chappie" James Center for Aerospace Science and Health Education. Mrs.James was the wife of the late General Daniel James, Jr. the nation's first African American four-star general and the most celebrated Tuskegee Airman. Mrs. James was 79 years old. She was a native of Tuskegee and attended Chambliss Children's House High school and she was a 1943 graduate of Tuskegee University. She passed away May 2 and was buried next to her husband in Arlington National Cemetery following a funeral mass at Ft. Myers in Virginia.  Mrs. James was the oldest of two daughters born to J.A. and Daisy F. Watkins. Mr. Watkins was a deacon and Sunday School Superintendent at Greenwood Baptist Church in Tuskegee for over 30 years. In addition to Maj. Gen. James III, survivors include two other children, Danice J. Berry, San Diego, CA and Claude A. James, San Antonio, TX; a son-in-law, Dr. Frank W. Berry, Jr.; daughters-in-law, Dana M. James and Diane James; five grandchildren; a sister and brothers-in-law Aubrey W. Simms and Robert H. Simms of Miami Lakes, FL; a stepmother, Addie Watkins, Tuskegee, a niece, a nephew, uncles, aunts,and many cousins. The Tuskegee News, June 15, 2000

JETER, Mrs. Artie Mary - a resident of Tuskegee, died Saturday, December 4, 1999.  Her survivors include three sons, William (Eradean) Montgomery; Edward and Robert (Evelyn) both of Tuskegee; one brother, Robert Mills, Detroit, MI; one granddaughter who she reared Artie (Johnny) Thompson, Birmingham; eight grandchildren, 15 ggrandchildren; one gggranddaughter, one brother-in-law.The Tuskegee News, December 16, 1999

JOHNSON, Alberta - 103, a resident of Tuskegee, died Monday, April 24, 2000. Services were Saturday, April 29 from New Elam Baptist Church with Rev. George Johnson officiating. Interment followed in Pleasant Springs Cemetery, McKenzie's Funeral Home staff directed. Survivors include five children, Sarah Bryant and William (Maggie) Bryant Jr., both of Tuskegee. Sadie (William) Watkins, Detroit, MI, Mary (Jimmy) Cranford, Roselle, NJ and Ezekiel (Sarah) Byrd, Detroit, MI; four grand children, Whilameda Spears, Juanita (Jackie) Terry, David Byrd, and Daniel Byrd Jr.; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law and a host of other loving relatives and friends. A son, Daniel Byrd, died in 1995. There were five generations in her family. She enjoyed living with her oldest daughter, Sarah Bryant, in Salem Nursing Home. She was born in Lee County, but resided in Tuskegee most of her life. She was a mid-wife for many years in Tuskegee and the surrounding areas. Ms. Johnson was a member of New Elam Baptist Church and the Tennie Wilson Chapter No. 174 of Eastern Star. The Tuskegee News, May 11, 2000

JONES, Mae Lean, a resident of Tuskegee, died Saturday, May 27, 2000 in Montgomery. The funeral was Friday, June 2, from People's Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Kelly officiating. Burial followed in the Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery in Seale with People's Funeral Home directing. She leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Annie Earl Jones, Tuskegee; four sisters, Diane (Roy) Johnson, Beulah Campbell, both of Tuskegee; Bobbie (Allen) Washington, and Jacqueline (Thomas) Hill, both of Opelika; three brothers, Bobby Jones, Jessie Lee Jones, and Winston (Lois) Jones, all of Tuskegee, and a host of relatives, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nephews and nieces, Rakim, Abigail (FeeFee), Shevic, and a good friend, Bernadette Murray, Tuskegee.The Tuskegee News, June 15, 2000

JONES, [MIDDLETON], Margaret, 89, a resident of Columbia, MO and formerly of Tuskegee, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000. Memorial services were Friday, May 26, from St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Burton's Funeral Home staff directed. She is survived by a number of relatives and friends. The Tuskegee News, June 1, 2000, Page A7

JONITER, Willie J.
- 40, of Alexander Street, died recently at his home.  Funeral services were last week from Mt. Zion Baptist Church Union Springs, with the Rev. Battle officiating, burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Burton's Funeral Home of Tuskegee directing.   Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Mattie Joniter, Tuskegee; one sister, Miss Bessie Joniter, Columbus; two brothers, Henry J. White, Tuskegee, Nathanial Joniter, Union Springs; one aunt, Mrs. Thelma White, Tuskegee.

JUNIER, Allan George, a resident of Tuskegee Institute, died Friday, April 21, 2000 in Opelika. Services were from Bowen United Methodist Church on Tuesday, April 25, with Rev. Robert Spicer officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery with People's Funeral Home directing. Survivors include, wife Artemisia J. Junier, Tuskegee Institute; daughter, Sharilyn Junier, Milwaukee, WI; nieces Carolyn Archie, Patricia Lee, both of Milwaukee, WI, and Gwendolyn Mobley, Key West, FL; nephews, Melvin Lee, Kenneth Lee, both of Milwaukee, WI, and Michael Jones, Key West, FL; and more friends. The Tuskegee News, April 27, 2000, Page A-5


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