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Deacon Albert Desmond, Sr.
Deacon Albert Desmond, Sr., age 87, of Epes, died April 4,
2014, at home. Services were 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014,
at Miller Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Willie Tillman officiating.
Burial followed in Miller Hill Cemetery with McInnis Mortuary of
Livingston directing. Visitation was Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at
the mortuary. The body lie in state one hour prior to services at
the church.

Bernice Kirkland
Bernice Kirkland, age 56, of Aliceville, died April 6, 2014, at
Pickens County Medical Center. Services were 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church
with Pastor Kennedy Kirkland officiating. Burial followed in
White Cemetery in Eutaw with Northport Funeral & Cremation
Service directing. Visitation was Friday at the funeral home.

Hollis Lassiter, Sr.
Services for Bro. Hollis Lassiter, Sr. were held Saturday, April
12, 2014 at Little Zion A. M. E. Zion Church with Pastor
Raymond Sanders officiating.  Interment followed in Red House
Memorial Gardens.
Lassiter, age 81, was born September 30, 1932 to the late
Preston and Addie M. Lassiter.  He entered into eternal rest on
April 9, 2014 at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, MS.  He
was preceded in death by his parents, Mr.  & Mrs. Preston
Lassiter, Sr.; a daughter, Holly Ann Lassiter; three sisters; and
eight brothers-in-law.
He confessed Christ as his personal Savior at an early age and
united with Little Zion A. M. E. Zion Church where he served
faithfully on the Trustee & Stewart Boards, as well as, the
Finance Committee until his passing.   He was married to
Josephine Tyson Lassiter in 1954.
He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted wife, Josephine
Tyson Lassiter; children, Letrell (Isiah Jr.) Peoples, Tuscaloosa,
Hollis Lassiter, Jr., Lavaca, Ronnie (Angela) Lassiter, Mobile,
and Cheryl (Cedric Thompson) Lassiter, Lavaca; one special
son, Nelson Goines, Butler; one brother, Preston (Lucille)
Lassiter;  three sisters, Jellene (Harvey) Vines, Verdell Wilcox,
both of Lavaca,  Patsy (Ronald) Trent, Columbus, Ohio; seven
grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and  a host of nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends.
Weatherly-Studdard Memorial Funeral Home of Butler handled
the arrangements.  To post condolences to the family, please
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Annie B. Marshall
Annie Marshall of Panola, Alabama on Wednesday, April 9,
2014 at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, Miss.
Sister Annie B. Marshall was born January 6, 1920 in
Cooksville, Miss. to the late Nathaniel and Lillie Neverls.
She accepted Christ at an early age at St. Paul A. M. E Zion
Church in Cooksville, Miss. She served faithfully on numerous
committees and boards. She was a class leader, missionary
president, church treasurer, Deaconess and much more in her
94 years of living. She also she loved sports, particularly
basketball and baseball.
Sister Annie B. Marshall was a lifetime member of the Wrights
Beauty Chapter #616 Order of the Eastern Star in Aliceville.
Sister Annie B. Marshall was united in holy matrimony to the
love of her life,  Eddie Earl Marshall, Sr. who preceded her in
death.  Also preceding Sister Marshall in death was son, Lee
Allen Binion; daughter, Laura Bullock; brothers, Willie Deal, R.
H. Robinson, and Nathaniel Neverls, Jr.; and sister, Gertrude
She is survived by many who will miss her including daughters,
Lillie P. Smith of Memphis, Tenn., Annie (Morris) M. Hinton of
Oklahoma City, Okla., Dorothy (Reginald) Oliver of Panola and
Ethel (Raymond) Durr of Detroit, Mich.; sons, Eddie E. (Annie)  
Marshall Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., John E. (Helen) Marshall of Los
Angeles, Calif., and Jesse B. (Ollie) Marshall of Memphis,
Tenn.; thirty- two grandchildren, forty-five great grandchildren,
seven great-great grandchildren; a faithful godson, Fred
Stanton; a special friend, Nevada Williams; and a host of
nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Viewing will be will be Friday, April 18, 2014 from 2- 5 p.m. at
Lavender's Funeral Service with the family viewing/wake at 5 -
7 p.m. in the James and Lola Lavender Memorial Chapel of
Lavender's Funeral Service. Homegoing celebration for Mrs.
Annie Marshall will be Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11 a.m. at Zion
Valley Baptist Church, 3555 Panola Parkway 34, Panola,
Alabama.  The remains of Mrs. Marshall will lie in state in the
church one hour prior to the service and internment will be in
St. Paul A. M. E. Zion Church Cemetery, 181 Wright Road in
Cooksville, Miss. Rev. Dr. Jevon Marshall will officiate.
Lavender's Funeral Service, Inc. in charge of services.
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