Dallas County Obituaries - Oct 2007

Elizabeth Bady Maresette, 78, a resident of Selma, died at Vaughan Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007. Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at 1p.m. at St. Paul Methodist Community Church with the Rev. Joseph Coleman.

Burial will follow at Pineview Memory Gardens, directed by Lewis Brothers Funeral Home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Phillip and Willie King Bady. Her two children; George Maresette, Jr. and Barbara M. Barron. Her brother Clyde Bady (Ophelia).

Survivors include her son Walter P. Maresette (Marilyn) of Selma; four daughters, Bettye J. Goodwin (Bill) of Austin, Ark., Dannie D. Danniels and Mary E. McCants of Selma, and Rosalyn D. James (Chris) of Fredericksburg, Va.; three brothers James Smith (Lucy), Arthur King, and Walter Logan (Edrena) all of Selma; three sisters Rosa Smith (John), JoAnn Smith (Samuel) of Selma and Carolyn Ulmer of Hopewell, Va., 21 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, two very special cousins, Geraldine Morton and Mary Dover, and a host of special cousins from Cincinnati, Ohio, and one adopted son, Al Blackmon.

Pallbearers are her grandchildren.

Mrs. Louretta Johnson Carter, 97, of Selma has died.

She was born Aug. 5, 1910, to the late Sallie Johnson Jackson and was the second-born of two children.

Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by a brother, William “Teddy” Johnson.

She was married to John C. Carter II, who preceded her in death.

At an early age, Mrs. Carter confessed Christ, was baptized and joined First Baptist church where she remained and served as an active, loyal and faithful member until her health prevented her from church activities.

She served as a Sunday school class secretary, a Baptist Training Union leader, a member of the Senior Choir No. 2 and treasurer of the Northeast Unit of the Missionary Society.

Friends and family say it was a joy for her to visit and help the sick and assist with those in need. She provided a home for children away from home.

Mrs. Carter received her elementary and high school diplomas from Daniel Payne Academy in Selma.

She is survived by her son, John (Sally) Carter III of Newport News, Va.; two daughters, Louretta C. Wimberly and Pearlie M. (John) Davis of Chicago; grandchildren, Robert (Nancy) Davis, Denise Davis, Curtis C. Wimberly, Gloria (Moses) Shears and Carolyn Elliott; four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; a nephew, James (Rosie) McGrue; a special cousin, Johnnie Weaver; numerous cousins; four godchildren, Carrie Barnes, David (Doris) English, Evelyn (John) Gilliard and Vanessa Goodwin; and loving friends.

Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Alvin A. Cleveland Sr. officiating.

Lewis Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers are Harry Crum, Wilson Young, Paul Oliver Jr., Warren W. Young, William Powell, Odell Jackson and Lawrence McGrue.

Honorary pallbearers are the deacons and trustee boards of First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in memory of Mrs. Carter to the First Baptist church stained glass window restoration project or Cahaba Hospice Inc. in Selma.

Source: Selma Times-Journal, 28 Oct 2007


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