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PACE, Luster, a resident of Tuskegee, died Sunday, May 21, 2000. The funeral was Friday, May 26 from Cooper's Chapel AME Zion Church, Union Spring, Rev. Miles, pastor, Rev. David Lover Sr. officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery. McKenzie's Funeral Home directed. His survivors include: his devoted wife Katherine Pace, Tuskegee; four daughters, Jean M. Pace, Florence Pace-James, both of Tuskegee, Patricia A. Pace and Gwendolyn (James) Stewart, both of Chattanooga, TN; six sons, Lester pace, JR., Ellis R. Pace, Alvin (Jelenda) Pace, all of Tuskegee, Bernard (Brigitte G.) Pace, Notasulga, Eddie (Ellen) Pace, Pensacola, FL, and Petty Officer Michael (Bridget A.) Pace, Gulfport, MS; 22 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Hattie Pace White, Rochester, NY; one brother, James (Artie) Pace, Detroit, MI; nine sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.  The Tuskegee News, June 1, 2000, p. A-7

PARKER, Chester, a resident of Tuskegee Institute, died Saturday. March 4, 2000. Services were Wednesday, March 8 from Washington Chapel AME Church with Rev. Mark D. Michael officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery, McKenzie's Funeral Home staff directed. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Margery Sheelton Parker, Tuskegee Institute, one lovely daughter, Karen A. Parker, Tuskegee, one granddaughter Kapricic A. Bailey, Tuskegee, two sisters-in-law; Estelle Shelton, Washington, DC and Christie (Allen) Gooden, Buckingham, VA and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and and friends.  The Tuskegee News, March 16, 2000

PARKER, Rev. John L., a resident of Hardaway, died Thursday, March 9, 2000. Funeral was Thursday, March from Washington Chapel AME with Elder W. G. Treadwell officiating. Burial was in Damascus Cemetery with Peoples Funeral Home directing. Rev. Parker leaves to cherish his memories his loving, devoted wife, Willie Dean Parker; six sons, Johnny (Hurdysine) Parker, Maywood, IL; Decatur Parker, Hardaway; Allen (Elaine) Parker, Los Angeles, CA; Kelly Parker, Hardaway; Robert (Susan) Frank and Clarence (Lizzie) Frank both of Nashville, TN; two daughters, Lois (Earl) Colvert, Los Angeles, and Annie (Curtis) Owens, Brooklyn, NY; 13 grandchildren; five g-grandchildren; three brothers, four sister, and a host of other relatives and friends.Tuskegee News, March 23, 2000

PENNY, Dollie, a resident of Tuskegee Institute, died Monday, May 1, 2000. The funeral was Saturday, May 6, from Bowen Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Spicer, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery with People's Funeral Home staff directing. Dollie's memory is cherished by his wife, Freida McDonald Penny; one son, Roderick Smoot (Marva), Tuskegee;
seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Vinnia Hunter, Alabaster, AL, and Pauline Edwards, Cleveland, OH; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and many friends.  The Tuskegee News, April 6, 2000, p. B-6

PETERSON, Leo Kirmish - Leo Kermish Peterson of Mount Kisco, died on December 31, 1999 at the Ruth Taylor Home in Valhalla, NY. He was 85. Mr. Peterson was born in Tuskegee, AL to Elder George W., and his wife Hattie Mae (Headd) Peterson on August 11, 1914. He was educated in Macon County and Jefferson County public school systems. After completing his education, he started working in the Sheet Mill for many years. In 1946, he moved to New York and resided in the Westchester area until he passed. He was a long time member of Local 456 until he retired. He was also a member of the Bethel Baptist Church of Mount Kisco. He is pre-deceased by a son, George W. Peterson. Survivors include three daughters, Joetta Jackson, Gloria Kennedy of California and Alma J. Peterson of Georgia; three sons, Leo D. and Jerome Peterson of California, and Carl Peterson of Connecticut; four sisters, Catherine Harris, Hattie Brown and Bonzillah (Curtis) Glasgow of New York and Clintoria P. (John E.) Knight of Alabama; and one brother, Oliver Peterson of Alabama. Also survived by many loving grandchildren and several great- grandchildren; and a host of many friends and relatives. Funeral services were held in private. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. OELKER-COX FUNERAL HOME, INC. 262 Main St, Mount Ksico (914) 666-5891

PHILLIPS, Mrs. Carrie L
., a resident of Tuskegee, died Saturday, Dec.11, 1999. Funeral was Friday, Dec. 17 at Mt. Andrew Baptist Church with Rev. Harris, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. with McKenzie's Funeral Home staff directing. Her survivors inclued one son, Luther Moore, Union Ssprings, one devoted granddaughter, Carrie (Rev. Joseph) King; Tuskege; two nephews, Hoses Shepherd, Birmingham and Elton Nightengale, Atlanta, GA; special cousin, Ella (Eugene) Hughley; Notasulga, none grandchildren, 17 g-grandchildren, 15 gg-grandchildren and a host of other relatives.   The Tuskegee News, December 23, 1999

PIGGY, Mr. Henry, a resident of Tuskegee, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000 in an out-of-town hospital. The funeral was Wednesday, Jan. 199, from Burton's Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John L. Cantelow III officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Burton's Funeral Home staff directed. He is survived by a number of relatives and friends.  The Tuskegee News, January 27, 2000

PITTS, Janie, age 66, a resident of Tuskegee, died Monday, April 10, 2000 in an out of town hospital. The funeral was Tuesday, April 18 from Springhill Baptist Church. Pastor Rev. John H. Curry Sr. officiated. Burial followed in church cemetery with Burton's Funeral Home staff directing. She is survived by a number of relatives and friends.  The Tuskegee News, April 20, 2000, p. A-7

POOLE, Georgia Cowen, 92, a resident of Tuskegee Institute died Sunday, March 26, 2000 in Memorial Medical Center/Mercy Campus, New Orleans, LA, after a brief illness. Funeral was Thursday, March 30 from Washington Chapel AME Church with Rev. Mark D. Michael, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery with Peoples Funeral Home direction. She is survived by one son, William (Johnye B.) Poole, Boston, MA; one daughter, Carol (Nathaniel) Felder, New Orleans, LA; one daughter-in-law, Shirley Poole, New York, NY; five grandchildren; Thomas (Pamely) and Stacie Poole, New York, NY, LaKeshia Felder, Charlotte, NC, Christie and Nathaniel Leon Felder, II, New Orleans, LA; two great grandsons; two nieces; one great-nephew; one special cousin, Annie Ruth Woodward, Montgomery; a host of loving inlaws and devoted friends.   The Tuskegee News, April 6, 2000, p. B-6

PUGH, Pattie, 87, of 645 Lindell Ave., died Monday at Jewish Hospital. She was a native of Tuskegee, Ala., a retired employee of Tobacco By- Products and a member of Greater Salem Baptist Church. Survivors: a daughter, Artie Howard; two grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday, A. D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home,
1300 W. Chestnut St. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation: after noon Wednesday. November 19, 1991, The Courier-Journal Louisville, KY, Page: 04B

PURIFOY, Walter, 66, a resident of Shorter, died Sunday, April 16, 2000 in the Montgomery VA Medical Center. The funeral was Saturday, April 22, from Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Shorter, with Samuel Howard officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Burton's Funeral Home staff directing. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Emma Purifoy, Shorter; nine children Leola Harris, Cherry Purifoy, both of Shorter, Osby Hall and Walter (Doris) Purifoy Jr., both of Tuskegee, Larry Hall and Joyce Purifoy, both of Montgomery, Julia (Lewis) Ballard, Hinesville, GA, Sandra (Lonzie) Wade-Purifoy, Nashville, TN, and Joann Purifoy, Stone Mountain, GA; three sisters; six brothers; 30 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. The Tuskegee News, April 27, 2000, p. A-5


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