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TATUM, Mr. Melvin, a resident of Tuskegee Institute, died Tuesday, Jan 18, 2000 in Tuskegee. The funeral was Saturday, Jan 22 at Tuskegee University Chapel with Rev. Jon H. Curry, Sr. officiating. Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery with People's Funeral Home directing. Melvin left a legacy of memories, which will be cherished forever by his loving and devoted wife, Peggy; daughters, Yolanda and Ameka (Keith) and grandson, Jalen; a devoted adopted brother, Zemora (Connie) Metcalf; two brothers, Sammie (Fannie) Tatum; Chicago, IL and Clarence (JoAnn) Tatum, Opelika; two granddaughters, Darthea Johnson and Candice Patrick. A mother-in-law, Norman Fitzpatrick, Bristol, CT; a sister-in-law, Shelia (Kenny) Hicks, New Brittain, CT; devoted aunts, Louise Herron, Montgomery, Theilene F. Dawson, Doris (Alphonso) Kindell, Tuskegee, Lueretha Germany, Cleveland Heights, OH; Willie M. Yancy, Oak Ridge, TN; Christine Stinson; Yonkers, NY and Willie P. Winthrop, Cleveland, OH; uncles, Marblin W. (Ann) Fitzpatrick, Windsor, CT; L. House Fitzpatrick, Hartford, CT; Giblet Fitzpatrick, Tuskegee, George Sutton, Jr. Oak Ridge, AL; John Sutton, Auburn, Bobby Williams, Notasulga; one half-brother, Edward Crawford; family friends, Atlene (Howard) Lawhorn, Tina Guice (William), Debra Tazewell, Deborah Kendrick, Dr. Angela Williams, Dr. Edward Sims, Attorney Katy (Omar) Campbell, Susie (Dean) Dehazo, Curtis (Alice) Turner, Earnest (Juanita) McGruder, Jr. Charles McBride, Savannah, GA, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd M. Hooper, Montgomery; Clifford (Janice Patrick. A host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, and job associates.The Tuskegee News, January 27, 2000

TAYLOR,  Annabelle Bloodworth, 89, Tuskegee, Ala., formerly of Kansas City, Kan., died Jan. 21, 1993, at the home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Highland Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. Taylor was born Lebanon, Tenn., and lived in Kansas City, Kan., before moving to Tuskegee in 1987. She formerly was a social worker. She was a volunteer for Operation PUSH. Survivors include a sister, Eunice B. Potts, Tuskegee. January 23, 1993, The Kansas City Star, Page: C5

TOLBERT, Clinton "Buddy"
, 68, a resident of 6850 County Road 47, Macon County, died Sunday, May 28, 2000 at his residence. Service were Saturday, June 3, from Cooper Chapel AME Zion Church with Rev. Annie Cannon officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Burton's Funeral Home Staff directing. Survivors include his wife, Betty Tolbert, Union Springs; children, Mary A. Jackson, Laurel, MD; Annie J. Battle, Carolyn D. Tolbert, both of Bronx, NY; Clinton Tolbert, Jr., Union Springs, and Velma A. Dunlap, Houston, TX; one brother, Ike Tolbert III, B Brooklyn, NY; four sisters, Geneva Dennis, Lula M. Major, both of Montgomery; Jenella Glover, Union Springs and Mary F. Emmet, Randallstown, MD; four uncles, William Duke, Columbus, GA; Johnnie Duke and Theodis Duke, both of Cleveland, OH; and Oscar Tolbert, Tuskegee; two aunts, Pinky Moss, Columbus, GA; and Jennie "Nona" Hatchett, Birmingham; 22 grandchildren, 10 gg-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.  The Tuskegee News, June 15, 2000

TORBERT, Earnest Sr., a resident of Tuskegee, died Friday, Jan 28, 2000. The funeral was Feb 2, from Antioch Baptist Church, Union  Springs, with Rev. CB Grooms officiating. Interment followed in church cemetery with McKenzie's Funeral Home staff directing. His survivors include wife, Letha Torbert, Tuskegee, three sons, Earnest Jr., Montgomery; Thomas (Jackie S), Tuskegee, and Spencer (Jackie W.), Oviedo, Fl.; five daughters, Evelyn Howard, Trevose, PA; Rosetta (Willie) Mindingall, College Park, GA; Lucille (Thomas Sr.) Pickard, Jacksonville, FL; Bernice Torbert, College Park, GA; and Bertrice (Verne) Thomas, Tuskegee; nine grandchildren; six g-grandchildren, two sisters and a host of other loving relatives and friends.  The Tuskegee News

TYNER, Luther, a resident of Tuskegee, AL, died Tuesday, November 7, 2000.  Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 11:00 am from Oak Grove Baptist Church, Tuskegee, AL with Rev. Chester Levett officiating.  Interment will follow in Darlington Cemetery, Tuskegee, AL.  McKenzies Funeral Home Staff directing.  His survivors include his wife, Bertha (Joyce) Tyner, Tuskegee, AL; a granddaughter, Michelle Beason; one brother Addie Chisholm, Maryland Harmon, Mattie Washington, all of Spring Valley, NY and Helen Brooks, Nyack, NY; one uncle; three sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law and a host of other loving relatives and friends.  Family hour is scheduled for Friday, November 10, 2000 from 6:00pm until 7:00pm from McKenzie Funeral Home Chapel.  The Montgomery Advertiser, November 8, 2000

TYSON, Ronald Gary, 49, of Opelika, died Thursday, April 20 at East Alabama Medical Center. The funeral was Saturday, April 22, from the First Presbyterian Church, Tuskegee. The Revs. Mike Gavy and George Husky officiated. Burial was at Bradford's Chapel Cemetery, Shorter. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. and Sarah Tyson, and one baby sister. Survivors are the mother of his children, Alecia C. Oaks, Opelika; two daughters, Nichole Tyson King, Birmingham, and April Carol Tyson, Opelika; a son, Gary Ronald Tyson Jr., Opelika; a sister, Sarah (Richard) Davis, Cummings, GA; nine brothers, his twin, Donald Tyson, Eclectic; his caring roommate, Thomas Tyson, Opelika; Horace Tyson, Auburn; Carl Tyson, Marmaduke, AR; Pepper Tyson, Bainbridge, GA; Micky Tyson, Opelika; Robert (Linda) Tyson, Pascagoula, MS; Roy (Peggy) Tyson, Vero Beach, FL; and David Tyson, Alexander City; a dearly beloved first cousin, Brenda Jenkins England, Beulah; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Corbitt's Funeral Home handled arrangements.The Tuskegee News, April 27, 2000, p. A-5

Tyson Sr. Wallace T., 61, a retired logistics veteran with the U.S. Air Force, went home to the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, in Arlington. Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Rosary: 7 p.m. Thursday at Arlington Funeral Home. Visitation will follow. Master Sgt. Wallace T. Tyson was born on Sept. 19, 1937, in Tuskegee, Ala., to parents Freddie Lee and Johnnie Mae Tyson of Connecticut. He was a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He retired from the Air Force after 261/2 years of service and from the Postal Service after 14 years. He was a military man who traveled throughout the world with his family during his career. He received many acknowledgements for excellent service. Wallace was devoted to his wife, Mary Ann, and five children. He is deeply loved and respected by his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He touched many lives with his honest attitude and sharp wit. Most of all, he loved God and all his family. He was preceded in death by his brother, Emmit; father, Freddie Lee; nieces, Deborah and Elizabeth; and sister, Freddie Mae. Survivors: Wife, Mary Ann Tyson; son, Wallace Jr. and his wife, Kristi; daughters, Mary Margaret and her husband, Troy, Sandra and her husband, Bito, and Barbara and her fiance, Sean, and Joyce; mother, Johnnie Mae Tyson; brothers, Leotis and his wife, Shirley, of Connecticut, William and his wife, Imogene, of Texas and Gregory and his wife, Patricia, of Connecticut; sisters, Barbara Wiggins and her husband, John, Lillie Head and her husband, Wilbur, of Connecticut, and Joyce Christian and her husband, Will, of Mississippi; grandchildren, Amanda, Carrissa, Cameron and Candace; and several loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and a host of loving friends and relatives. Arlington Funeral Home 1221 E. Division, 548-1791



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