Obituaries 11.6.19


Annie B. Gilmore

WARD – Annie Bell Gilmore, age 103, peacefully transitioned and entered into eternal rest surrounded by family at the residence of her daughter, Willie Mae Danner. Service of remembrance is slated for Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from Pine Grove AME Zion Church, 3694 Deas Field Road, Ward, with pastor, Rev. Sis. Arceners Jackson delivering the eulogy and offering words of comfort and consolation; with Sister Renee Pringle serving as Mistress of Order. She will lie in state one hour prior to funeral time. Interment follows in the Gilmore Family plot of Ward Chapel Cemetery, county road #15, also Ward, Alabama. After the committal service, repast is in the Fellowship Hall of Pine Grove Church. Visitation for family and friends is scheduled Friday evening (Nov 8th) from 1-4:00 p.m. in the Weatherly Chapel. On Saturday morning at 10:15 a.m., the processional leaves from the residence of Willie Mae Danner, 724 Fourth Avenue, York, Alabama. Sister Gilmore is the widow of the late Johnny Gilmore, who preceded her in death January 22, 1992.

Those who remain to cherish her memories are: her children, Willie Danner, York, Al., Jessie Pearl and Lizzie Gilmore; both of Ward, Alabama; ten (10) grandchildren; ten (10) great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, friends and church members who loved her and whom she dearly loved. Those who have preceded her in death are her children – Joe, George, Mattie, General, James and Nathan Gilmore and two infant sons, Curtis and Johnny Gilmore, Jr.

Sister Gilmore joined Pine Grove in 1927 at the age of eleven where she faithfully served her church as a Solo singer, member of the Lay Council and the Missionary Society and in many other capacities and auxiliaries throughout the years.

Weatherly Funeral Home, York, Alabama, entrusted with arrangements.


Foye L. Campbell

SILAS – Funeral services for Mr. Foye Levern Campbell were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Spring Bank Baptist Church in Silas, AL, with Reverend Randy Byrd, Reverend Horace Turner, Matthew Campbell, Richard Baldwin, and Reverend Curvin M. “Buddy” Covington, Jr. officiating. Visitation was held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., just prior to the service at Spring Bank Baptist Church. Interment followed the service in the Edgar Cemetery in Silas, AL.

Mr. Campbell, age 89, was born on May 11, 1930, in Branch, AL. He passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at his residence in Silas, AL. He was a member of Silas First Baptist Church and W. N. Reynolds Masonic Lodge #900 in Frankville, AL. He was also a member of the Alabama Cattleman’s Association where he received the honor of being named Cattleman of the Year.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Covington Campbell of Silas, AL; son, Stacey Campbell (Angie) of Silas, AL; daughter, Tinena Campbell Bice (Wayne) of Chattanooga, TN; sisters, Jeraldine Lassiter of Cullomburg, AL and Martha Baxter of Millbrook, AL; grandchildren, Arielle Campbell, Thomas Fredrick Campbell, II, Matthew Campbell, Dylan Campbell, Lauren Lemkuhl, Isaac Bice, and Victoria Bice; great grandchildren, Kylen Grice, Carson Campbell, Cooper Campbell, and Caleb Campbell. He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas “Freddie” Campbell; father, Fred James Campbell; and mother, Leona McFadden Campbell.

Serving as pallbearers were Thomas Fredrick Campbell, II, Isaac Bice, Dylan Campbell, Matthew Campbell, Troy Lindsey, William Lassiter, and Rusty Baldwin. Honorary pallbearers included Freddie Williams, Terry Williams, James Williams, Richard Stokley, Ryann Donald, and Leland Hutchinson.

In lieu of flowers, it was the wishes of Mr. Foye Campbell that donations be made instead to Silas First Baptist Church Youth Fund. Please make attention to Christy Womack, Post Office Box 67, Silas, AL 36919.

Expressions of condolence may be offered at Arrangements provided by Phillips Funeral Home, 116 West Main Street, Gilbertown, AL 36908.

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