Obituaries 10-02-07

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Vera P. Coleman

CROWDER–Vera P. Coleman, 62, died Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Services were Saturday at Deliverance Tabernacle Pentecostal Church. Bishop E.M. Fondren officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Crowder. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Coleman, born June 28, 1945, in McComb, to the late Willie Bell and the late Delia Washington Bell, was a homemaker and a member of Deliverance Tabernacle Pentecostal Church where she was a church mother.

Survivors include: her husband, G.W. Coleman of Crowder; three daughters, Vera Marie Calvin of Batesville, Patricia Coleman of Crowder and Tonia Connors of Atlanta; five sons,  G.W. Coleman Jr. of Memphis, Tyree Coleman and Timothy Coleman, both of Atlanta, DeWayne Coleman of Crowder and Nathan Coleman of Las Vegas, Nev.; five sisters, Dorothy Logan and Rebecca Bell, both of Kingsport, Tenn., Bettie Bell Parker of Milwaukee, Wis., Rosie B. Autman of Lambert and Diane Khan of Milwaukee,  Wis. and eight grandchildren.

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Leona L. Gordon

CROWDER–Leona L. Gordon, 92, died Thursday, September 27, 2007, at her residence.
Services were Sunday at Blue Lake Baptist Church. Rev. Jess Chadwick officiated. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.
Gordon, born Aug. 2, 1915, in Sunflower, was a member of Crowder Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Walter Gordon and Paul Gordon; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Survivors include: five daughters, Ruthie G. Fortner and Polly Leona Gordon, both of Ponchatoula, La., Mary Jane G. Self of Crowder, Shirley Gordon of Independence, La. and Martha G. Briggs of Pascagoula; four sons, David William Gordon of Franklin, La., Oscar Gordon of Amite, La., Billy Gordon of Marrero, La. and Pat Gordon of Paradise, La.; 30 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren and 32 great-great-grandchildren.

Alvon V. Watkins

TILLATOBA–Alvon V. Watkins, 83, died Saturday, September 29, 2007.
Services are today at 2 p.m. at Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Enid. Newsom Funeral Home has charge.

Watkins was a retired welder.

Survivors include: one sister, Pearl Phillips of Greenville; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.