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WALKER, Howard P. Jr., a resident of Tuskegee Institute, died Monday, January 10, 2000 in Tuskegee. The funeral was Tuesday, January 18 from St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Charles McNeice, SSE, Rector, officating.  Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery with People's Funeral Home directing.  Howard is survived by his mother, Clara F. Walker, Tuskegee; daughter Betine Willaford, Tuskegee; sister LaJean W. Downs, Granada Hills, CA; brother-in-law, Dr. Mrvin H. Downs, Granada Hills; niece, Cassandra Downs, Granada Hills; uncles Michael and Marvin Downs, Granada Hills; Dr. Myron Downs, Athens, GA; and other relatives and friends.  The Tuskegee News, January 20, 2000

WASHINGTON, Mrs. Ella, 104, a resident of Tuskegee, died Wednesday, Dec, 8, 1999 in an out-of-town hospital. The funeral was Monday, Dec. 13, from Spring Hill Baptist Church with REv. Dr. John Curry, Sr. officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Hillard Cemetery, Union Springs. She leaves to cherish her memory one son, Moses (Sadie) Harris, Montgomery; four nieces, Mrs. Fannie Holmes, Birmingham, Mrs. Mamie Wilson, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Amanda Brooks, Detroit, MI, Jonell Clark, Atlanta, GA; four nephews, Mr. Richard Ressie, Mr. James Thompson, Birmingham; Mr. Charles Huffman, Cleveland, OH; Mr. Carl Dennis Sturdivant, Atlanta, GA; a host of great and gg-grandchildren and gg-nieces and nephews.

WASHINGTON, Louise, age 55, a resident of the Milstead Community, died Monday, March 13, 2000 in an out-of-town hospital. Funeral was Friday, March 17 from Divine Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Johnathan Temple officiating. Burial Followed in church cemetery with Burton's Funeral Home staff directing. Survivors include her husband, Oscar Washington, Jr.; four daughters, Bernice (Ulysses) Lane, Tuskegee; Bettye (Trevor) Greaves, Mt. Vernon, NY; Patricia (Roral) Hall, Montgomery, and Lateshia Washington, Tuskegee; three sons, David (Wendy) Hall, Nathaniel (Ladell) Washington and Tony C. (Tonia) Washington, all of Tuskegee; five
sisters; three brothers; five sister-in-law; four brothers-in-law; 13 grandchildren; two g-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Tuskegee News, March 23, 2000

WATSON, Benjamin Bernard Jr., 62, Tuskegee, Ala., formerly of this area, died June 20, 1992, at a hospital in Montgomery, Ala. Services were June 23; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Tuskegee. The family suggests contributions to the United Negro College Fund or the American Cancer Society. Mr. Watson was born in Kansas City and moved to Tuskegee in 1955. He was professor of microbiology at the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, where he had taught since 1955. He was a member of the American Public Health Association and the American Society for Microbiology. He was a member of the Sigma Xi, Phi Sigma and Delta Omega honorary societies. He received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Kansas in the 1950s and was a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi. He received a master's degree in public health and a doctorate in public health from the University of Michigan. He was a member of the Washington Chapel AME Church, Tuskegee, and a past member of the First AME Church of Kansas City, Kan. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Faulkner Watson of the home; a son, Bernard Watson III, Tuskegee; a daughter, Lynn Watson, Roanoke, Va.; a sister, Dorothy McField, Kansas City, Kan.; and two granddaughters. July 10, 1992, The Kansas City Star, Page: C3; C4

WEBB, Glister - 52, of 2372 Linconia Ave., Trevose, died suddenly Wednesday at Delaware Valley Hospital, Bristol.  Born in Tuskegee, AL, he lived in Bucks County for 20 years.   Surviving are his wife Marie Webb; his mother, Mrs. Hannah Webb of Bristol; four sisters, Carrie Harris of Bristol, Mrs. Sarah Glenn of Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Jessie M. Harris and Mrs. Annie Kate Simmons, both of Trevose; and three brothers, Izear Webb of Trevose and Buster [Milton] and William Webb, both of Levittown.  Services will be held at 8 pm tonight at the First Baptist Church of Huntingdon Valley, Pa.  Interment will be tomorrow at the Fairview Cemetery, Willow Grove.  Arrangements are being made by the Gray Funeral Home, 324 Washington St., Bristol. 

WEBB, Milton - 62, of Burlington, New Jersey, died March 29, 1997. Son of the late William and Hannah Thomas Webb, brother of the late Carrie Harris,  Annie Simmons, Glister Webb and William Webb, Jr.,  was born on April 14, 1934 in Tuskegee, Alabama.  United in holy matrimony to Louise McCullough.  Survivors include sons, Milton, Jr., of Minot, North Dakota and Wayne Webb of San Antonio, Texas; daughters, Debbie Walton, Darlene Clark, and Dale Webb, all of Levittown, Pennsylvania; Donna Candy of Douglas, Georgia; and Wendy Webb of Levittown, Pennsylvania; brother Izear Webb of Tuskegee, AL and sisters, Johnnie Lee Glenn of Cleveland, OH, and  Jessie M. Harris of Trevose, PA .  Funeral arrangements by the WR Woody Funeral Home of Burlington, New Jersey, the Elder John Frison officiated.

WEBB, Jr., William - 38, of 2201 Airacobra Street, Bristol Township, died Tuesday on his way to Delaware Valley Hospital, Bristol Township.  Born in Tuskegee, AL, Mr. Webb lived in the Bucks County area since 1958.  He was a Veteran.  Husband of the late Ann Marie Webb, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Hannah Webb of Levittown; two brothers, Izear of Trevose and Buster [Milton] of Levittown; four sisters, Mrs. Carrie Harris of Bristol Borough, Mrs. Jessie Harris of Trevose, Mrs. Sarah Glenn of Cleveland, OH and Mrs. Annie Simmons of Bristol.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 8 pm from the Community Baptist Church, Beaver Dam Road and Van Dyke St., Bristol Borough.  The Rev. Wilmer Wright will officiate.  Friends may call on Sunday between 7 and 8 pm at the church.   Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Willow Grove on Monday at 10 am, under the direction of the Gray Funeral Home, 324 Washington St., Bristol Borough. 

WELCH, Mr. Gregory L., 33, a former resident of Tuskegee, AL, died Monday, November 6, 2000 in Bristol, PA. Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov 13, 2000 at 1pm at Butler Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church with Rev. Szymanski A. Fields, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Ashdale Cemetery with the Peoples Funeral Home directing. Survivors include; wife, Judy Johnson Welch; two daughters, Ebony and Tiffany; one son, Jevon; his parents, Mahala and Louis Welch, Sr; five sisters, Tanya, Heather, Janet (Wendell), Dorothy and Ruby; three brothers, Gary (Sharon), Charles and Louis, Jr; mother-in-law, Mary Johnson; two sisters-in-law, Tammy Mitchell and Meleta Williams; one brother-in-law, Anthony Johnson; three aunts, Versie(Clem) Hinton, Emma Craig and Dorothy Kirkland; five uncles, Wilson (Mae Bell) Johnson, Nathaniel (Lizzie) Welch, Ollie (Guzzie) Welch, Joe (Dorothy) Welch, and Robert (Jean) Welch; a mother away from home, Martha Blackmon; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be Sunday, November 12, 2000 from 2pm-6pm at the Peoples Funeral Home Chapel. The Montgomery Advertiser, November 12, 2000

WESLEY, Maude Turner, a resident of Tuskegee Institute, died Monday May 29, 2000 at home. The funeral was Saturday, June 3, from St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Charles McNeice, pastor, officiating and Peoples Funeral Home directing. She is survived by her devoted husband, Nathaniel E. Wesley, Tuskegee; two daughters, Barbara W. Hogans, Tuskegee Institute and Harriet W. Nelson, Mobile; two grandchildren, Sonya L. Nelson and Orlanda S. Nelson, II, Mobile; (sisters?) Lela T. Williams, Tuskegee Institute and Pearl T. (Wade) Ellis, Atlanta, GA; one sister -in-law, Ella W. Chatman, Gary, IN, and a host of nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends.  The Tuskegee News, June 15, 2000

WHEAT, Effie Mae Rose - 94, of Huntsville, born May 30, 1904 to Sally Mae Rose and Hamp Kendrick. Her mother died shortly after her birth.  Her sisters, Beatrice and Mattie Bell were raised by their grandmother, Martha Rose, who had been freed from slavery at the age of six.   Surviors include her half sister, Mary Gunn, three granddaughters, Captain Richette Brison Harris (husband, Captain Michael Harris), Katheryne Garfiled Allen (husband, Mark Allen), Gwenetta Garfield Butler (husband, Eric Butler) and Tiffany Renee Gillon, seven great grandchildren, a loving niewce, Cleddie Barge (husband Joseph Barge), two nephews, Willie Mose Jones and James Jones. Huntsville Times, July 21, 1998

WHITMAN, Frances Reynolds, 84, of Prattville, formerly of Tuskegee, died Aug. 3, 2000 in Montogomery. Services were held Satuday, Aug. 5, from Union Christian Church in Little Texas, with Rev. Richard Crane officiating. Burial was in the Little Texas Cemetery. Survivors are a sister, Mary Herring, Opelika; a brother, Billy Reynolds, Prattville; and several nieces and nephews.   The Tuskegee News, August 10, 2000, Page A-5

WILKERSON, Rufus, R., 80, of Tallassee, died February 27, 2000 at the Salem Nursing Home in Tuskegee. The funeral was Tuesday, Feb. 29 at Elam Baptist Church in Tallassee.  The Tuskegee News, March 16, 2000

WILLIAMS, Angie Lou Crawford, a resident of Tuskegee, died Thursday, March 16, 2000. Funeral was Wednesday, March 22 from St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Liston Garfield officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery with People's Funeral Home staff directed. She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces, Gwendolyn Kenny (Dr. JHM) Henderson and Jennie Harper Krouse; her step-daughter, Enid Williams (Walter) Bowers, their daughter Elizabeth and son Walter Jr.; her great-nieces, Annette McLane, Diane Kenney, Linda Miller and Phyllis Kimbrough; 10 gg-nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.  The Tuskegee News, March 30, 2000

WILSON, [HUFFMAN] Beatrice Louise - 66, 4317 Kirkland Blvd., Orlando, died Sunday, June 9, of a heart attack.  Mrs. Wilson was a photo technician for Eckerd Photo Lab.  Born in Tuskegee AL, she moved to Central Florida in 1953.  She was a member of True Vine Baptist Church, Orlando.   Survivors:  husband, L. W. Sr.; daughters, Yvonne, Brenda, both of Orlando; son, Lawrence W. Jr., Tallahassee; mother, Mary Huffman, Orlando; sisters, Juanell Hutto, Bell Slone, both of Orlando; three grandchildren.  Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Apopka.   Orlando Sentinel, June 1996

WINNINGHAM, Joseph William, 65, of New Concord, died Friday in Tuskegee, Ala. His wife, Lucy, survives. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, New Concord Cemetery. Blalock-Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The Courier Journal Louisville, KY, July 5, 1991

WRIGHT, Mr. Eddie ''Shorty'', a resident of Tuskegee, AL, died Saturday, December 2, 2000 in Tuskegee, AL. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at New Elam Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Mays officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery with The Peoples Funeral Home directing. Survivors include one sister, Mattie Mae Townsend, Birmingham, AL; three sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Montgomery Advertiser, December 6, 2000

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