Derrick “Dale” Brock
It is with deepest sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announces the passing of Mr. Derrick “Dale” Brock, 54, of Ethelsville. Mr. Brock is the father of Lavender’s Funeral Service Apprentice Funeral Director, Latasha Henry Windham. Mr. Brock succumbed on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss.
The wake was Tuesday, June 22, 2021, from 5-6 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The home going celebration will be Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at noon at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 2020 Atkins Rd., Millport. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service. Internment will be in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Benny Henry is the pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Rev. James Henry, Associate Pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, will be the eulogist. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420, directing.
Survivors are the Brock, Henry, and Windham families.
Mearice “Madea” Burrell
It is with deepest sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announces the passing of Mrs. Mearice “Madea” Burrell, 83, of Aliceville/Panola, on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at her residence. Visitation will be Friday, June 25, 2021 from 2-6 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The body will lie in state in Zion Valley Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, June 26, 2021, from 10-11 a.m. The graveside home going celebration and interment will be Saturday, June 26, 2021, at 11 a.m. in Zion Valley Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Panola Rev. Marvin Washington, pastor of Zion Valley Missionary Baptist Church, will be the eulogist.
The body will not be viewed at the cemetery. *FOR THE HEALTH & SAFETY OF EVERYONE, MASK WEARING IS REQUIRED & SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE OBSERVED. The family asks that floral tributes not be sent. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Panola Outreach, 384 st. John Dr., Aliceville, AL 35442. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420, directing.
Survivors are the Burrell family.
Annie Louise “Sallie” Lee
It is with deepest sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announces the passing of Mrs. Annie Louise “Sallie” Lee, 65 of Tuscaloosa, on Sunday, June 5, 2021 at Moundville Health & Rehabilitation in Moundville. Visitation was Friday, June 18, 2021 from 1-5 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The graveside home going celebration and interment was Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 11 a.m. in Baptist Grove Cemetery, 4125 Yorkville Rd., Ethelsville. Rev. Bruce Henderson, pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, was the eulogist. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420, directing.
Survivors are the Lee and Gore families.
Dr. David Beeson Partlow, Jr.
Services for Dr. David Beeson Partlow, Jr., who died on June 17, 2021, were Monday, June 21, 2021 at Christ Episcopal Church. The Rev. Paul C. Elliott will officiate.
Dr. Partlow was preceded in death by his parents Dr. and Mrs. David Beeson Partlow, Sr.
Survivors include: his wife of 40 years Cecelia Jackson Partlow; his two sons David Beeson Partlow, III, and his wife Stephanie, and Jackson Phelps Partlow and his wife Sarah; his three daughters Mary Jane and her husband Branham McGraw Moore, Cecelia Nixon Partlow, and Margaret Petrey Partlow all of Tuscaloosa; three grandchildren Ford Bromley Partlow, Cecelia Robinson Moore and Branham McGraw Moore, Jr.
Dr. Partlow was a graduate of Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., Vanderbilt University and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He completed his residency of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, where he was appointed as chief resident. Upon moving back to Tuscaloosa he practiced medicine with his father. In 1986, Dr. Partlow started a private OB/GYN practice, and grew it into Partlow, Harbin & Poist, an important medical group that has served the West Alabama community. Dr. Partlow served as chairman of the DCH Regional Medical Center OB/GYN department. He was an Associate Professor with the Capstone Medical Center, teaching medical students and training residents. During his career, he was an active member of The South Central Obstetrical and Gynecological Society. Dr. Partlow was instrumental in creating the labor and delivery room at DCH Regional Medical Center, and he was a founding member of the Tuscaloosa Surgical Center. In the midst of his medical career, Dr. Partlow began a venture into aquaculture. He started Partlow Farms in the late 1990’s raising catfish in Boligee. What started as a small operation slowly grew into a productive and sustainable business. He has consistently been involved in the industry and served as a board member of the Catfish Farmers of America. Dr. Partlow’s farm was a great source of pride and satisfaction, and he loved being there immensely. Nothing brought him more joy than spending time with his family and friends on Windy Hill.
Honorary pallbearers are Karl Harbin, Dayton Hale, Tommy Snow, Bill Baker, Brad Cork, Jim Brooks, Jimmy Hinton, Abner Patton, Tom Patton and Stephen Fitts.
Mrs. Nancy G. Sewell
September 16, 1939 – June 10, 2021
Miller Funeral Services and Crematory sorrowfully announce the earthly departure of Mrs. Nancy Sewell of Selma. Homegoing services were Friday, June 18, 2021 at 11 a.m. from Beulah Primitive Baptist Church in Lowndes County. Links ceremony was at 5 p.m. from Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Selma. AKA ceremony was at 6 p.m. from Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Selma. Memorial celebration was Saturday, June 19, 2021 from the Historic Brown Chapel Church, Selma. Interment was at Live Oak Cemetery, Selma.
Martha Ann Lester Treadway
Martha Ann Lester Treadway passed away June 12, 2021, at Regency Hospital in Meridian, Miss., at the age of 82.
There are not enough words to express how big of an impact this amazing, sweet woman had on so many lives. She was the rock and foundation of her family. She was the mother, grandmother, friend, and confidant to many. She was known by many as “Polly” or “Motor- mouth” by her brother, Jack. Her house was where everyone wanted to hang out and always knew the door was open. She’d give you the shirt off of her back, everyone knew if you needed something, just ask “Granny,” because she probably had it. She will be remembered and missed by many. The world will never be the same for any of us again. She was the bravest, strongest person I ever knew. She never gave up on herself or let anyone else give up on themselves.
She was preceded in death by: a son Joseph Andrew Lester; husband J. D. Treadway; parents Arthur and Betsy Langley; granddaughter/ daughter Jazmon Lester-King; nephew David Langley; brother Frank Langley; son-in-law Will Dial; great-great granddaughter Mary-Anne Smith; ex-husband Jarrell Lester, Sr.; and a very special friend/ sister Mary Jo Patterson.
She is survived by: her children Cleve Lester (Eva) of Milledgeville, Ga., Judy Nelson (Ed) of Opelika, Lynn Dial of York; grandchildren/ children Michael King (Crystal) of York, Andy King (Stephanie) of Sweet Water, Hazel King of York, Ashely King-Poole of Greensboro, and Cynthia Meacham of Cornersville, Tenn., Evelyn Lester of Milledgeville, Ga., Shelia Williams of Winder, Ga., and Marty Williams of Nunnelly, Tenn.; grandchildren Dallas Bolt of Oxford, Chris (Nicole) Nelson of Smith Station, Mathew and Cody Lester of Milledgeville, Ga.; great grandchildren Jeff Bolt (Kristine) of Marietta, Ga.; Chyenne Chen and Alyssa Bolt of Suwannee, Ga., Aundrea Nelson, Jonathon Nelson; and Madeline Nelson; all from Smith Station, Brooklyn Cureton of Dothan, Jasmine Meacham, Dixie, and Michael King all of York, Maelynn and Jazmon King both of Greensboro, De’Carius Lockett of Kewanee, Miss., De’Karla and De’Marcus Lockett of York, Jamie Lester, Emma, Natalie, and Eva Berry; all of Milledgeville, Ga.; great-great grandchildren Nathaniel Smith of Opelika, Charlotte Ghetto of Suwannee, Ga., Elizabeth Starling of Smith Station. Other family members; brother Jack Langley (Darlene) of Valley; sister-in-law Anne Langley; one niece Dianne Hope (Bubba), two nephews Rick and Bill Langley (Evonda); five great nieces; and four great nephews; all of Huguley. Extra children and grandchildren: Tracy Wallace (Calvin) of Opelika, Elizabeth Wallace Payen (Jeremy) of Auburn, Brian and Ben Wallace, Haley Wallace all of Opelika, Medena Frizzell of Opelika, Karla Frizzell Pate (Jacob) of Opelika, Greg Patterson of Opelika, Blake and Chase Pulsifer of Opelika, Chelsea Harcrow (Jessie) of Ethelsville, Kelsey and AuBrianna of Livingston, Sheniqua Glover of Auburn, Deja and Kortez Shields of Emelle, Mya Rudolph and Bella Chattin of York, Treasa and Kenneth Dodson of Woodland, Charish, Dustin, and Payton Hayes of Woodland, and Britteny Baker and Donovan of Woodland, Sherry Wallace, Aaron Wallace; and Brent Shaw; all of Ophelia, and Anthony Whitehead. Visit to sign the online register and post condolences to the family. Arrangements by Bumpers Funeral Home.
David Gordon Woods, Sr.
David Gordon Woods, Sr., 88, of Tuscaloosa, passed away June 17, 2021 at Hospice of West Alabama. Services were held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church in Akron, with Bro. Richard Collier and Bro. Cliff Patterson officiating and Magnolia Chapel South directing. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church.