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Funer00als held for drowning victims BELL, Calvin Emmanuel, 41, of Tuskegee died in a tragic drowning along with his uncle, Huey Bennett, and good friend, Gregory Levett, On Monday,. July 6, 2009. His funeral was Monday, July 13 from Tuskegee University Chapel with Brother Floyd Rodgers officiating. McKenzie's Funeral Home, Tuskegee, directed. He was preceded in death by his brother SGT Aubrey Dale Bell, 33, who was killed on Oct. 27, 2003 in action at the Al Bayra Police Station in Baghdad, Iraq when his unit came under small arms fire and an improvised explosive device detonated at his location. He was assigned to the 214th Military Police Company, Alabama National Guard. Aubrey the only person from Macon County to be killed in action during the Iraqi conflict Calvin Bell was the second child born to George and Roxie Bell on July 2, 1968. He worked for the Opelika Water Works Department. Bell leaves to cherish his rhem- ories: his wife, Kizzy Thomas Bell; one son, Cedric Nichols; one daughter, Kiara Nichols, both of Union Springs; two stepsons, Jeremy Randolph of Union Springs and Nehemiah phillips of Tuskegee; parents, George and Roxie Bell of Tuskegee; grand" mother, Estella Bell; and a host of other relatives and friends. BENNETT, Huey Thomas, (Moon) 51, of Notasulga died in a tragic drowning along with his nephew, Calvin Bell, and friend, Gregory Levett, on Monday, July 6, 2009. His funeral was Monday, July 13 from the Tuskegee University Chapel with Brother Floyd Rodgers officiating. McKenzie's Funeral Home, Tuskegee, directed. Bennett was born Jan. 14, 1958 to Edmond Bowen and Mariah Bennett. He attended South Macon High School and was a member of Liberty Hill A.M.E Zion Church. He leaves to cherish his memo- ry: his wife, Atheria L. Bennett of Notasulga; three daughters, Latesa S. Randle of Tuskegee, Nikolette Cooper of Notasulga, and Maya Bennett of Notasulga; three sons, Anthony, Courtney and Marqus Morgan all of Notasulga, eight grandchildren; two sisters; two aunts; one broth- er; a host of nieces, nephews; cousins, other relatives and friends; special adopted sisters and brothers in Christ. The Spiritual• Awakeners: Mattie Harris, Robert Small, Elijah Barnes, Charlie ,Bowen, Charlotte Austin, Elizabeth Washington and James Scott, LEVETT, Gregory Othera (Big Show), died on Monday, July 8,• 2009 during a drowning in a Macon County pond.. His funeral was Sunday, July 12 from Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Rev. Steven Carson officiating. Burial followed in church ceme- tery with McKenzie' Funeral, Tuskegee, directing. Mr. Levett was born June 4, 1975 in Tuskegee to Othera and Elaine Levett, He accepted Christ at an early age and always knew and believed thot Christ was going to be with him until the end. He was an outgoing young man who was loved by many. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. He would give until he had no more to give. He attended Booker T. Washington High School and was married to Johanna Sparks, He was proceeded in death by his grandmothers: Lillie Mae Howard and Rebecca Levett; grandfather Johnny Richard Howard; Aunt Mildred JacksOn; uncles: Edward Levett and Turner Harris; a host of cousins and his best friends :Calvin Bell and Huey Bennett. Bell and Bennett also drowned in the acci- dent. Mr. Levett's loving memory will be cherished: by his loving moth- er Elaine Levett; supportive father Othera Levett; devoted grandfather Ocie Levett; two • wonderful sisters, Kambretta (Anthony Patterson) and • Kimberly Levett; and his beloved brother Cartes Levett (Quetta Patterson) whom he referred to as his '%lessing"; and a host of other relatives, friends, and his dedicated group the Dirty South Riders and their competitors Ruff Riders. Former Macon Circuit Cle, rk Mallard laid torest The Honorable Eddie Dean Mallard, resident of Tuskegee, and former Macon County Circuit Clerk, departed this life Sunday, July 5, 2009. Public viewing was held Friday July 10 at McKenzie's Funeral Home. His funeral was Saturday, July 11 at Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. James Sullen, officiating. McKenzie's Funeral Home, direct- ed. Btfrial was at Ashdale Cemetery in Tuskegee. Mallard's educational experi- ences began when he attended Prairie Farms Elementary school in the Tysonville Community (Shorter). He graduated from D.C. Wolfe High School in 1963. In 1967, he graduated from Alabama StateUniversity where he received his bachelor degree in education and his masters degree in education in 1972. Mallard, striving for academic excellence and justice, went on to attend and received his Juris Doctorate in 1975 from the Jones Law Institute in Montgomery where he was part of the first classes that were integrated. He took an interest in law enforcement becoming a member and later chief of the Macon County Sheriffs Reserve under then Sheriff Lucius Amerson. He went on to serve as associate director with Macon County Community Action. Mallard achieved his next milestone by being elected as the Macon County Circuit Clerk in 1976 where he was able to serve Macon county residents for over 30 years. Later• he was joined in holy matri- mony to Margaret Lacy Mallard of Tuskegee in 1968. To this union a son was born, Eddie Dean Mallard III (Marque) .... " Mallard was affiliated with numerous community service organizations. He was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Mason (Prince Hall Affiliated), M.R.C.A.C., Alabama and National Association of Circuit Clerks, National Association of Court Administration, Macon Club, Election Commission, Macon County Executive Democratic Committee, Lions Club and Life Members TCA Mallard also achieved history by becoming the first African- American to own a liquefied petro- leum gas company in America from 1985-1995. He leaves to cherish his loving memories:: his wife, Margaret Mallard of Tuskegee; son, Eddie Dean Mallard III; daughter-in- law, Cynthia Bettis Mallard; mother-in-law, Robena Lacy; one uncle, Philhp James Key; four nieces, Wanda Yvette Moore, Dorothy Renae Mallard, Dorothy Elaine Mallard and Sandra Denise (Charles) Word; a child" hood friend, Chipman Flowers, and a host of numerous other lov- ing relatives, colleagues and friends. Following is a summary of activities for the Tuskegee Police Department for July 3-9, 2009. To contact the Tuskegee Police Department. call 727-Q200. To report information to the Secret Witness Line. call 727-9865. Those calling the Secret Witness Line aren't required to provide his or her name. July3 • 2:31 a.m.--Robert Wilson Smith was arrested on charg6s of pubhc intoxication. • 2:45 a.m.--Demtrius S. Knight was arrested on charges of DUI, carrying concealed weapon and possession of mari3uana. • 2:47 a.m.--Burglary and assault at Pleasant Springs Apartments. • 3 a.m.--Possession of marijuana on the Roadway. of Notasulga Road • 4:40 a.m.--Public intoxication on West Montgomery Road. • 6:45 a.m.--Domestic violence on West Montgomery Road. • 9:52 a.m.--Theft of property on Brewer Street. • 10:22 a.m.--Burglary and theft of property on Igan Street. • 11:08 a.m.--Domestic violence on Redwood Drive. • 11:45 a.m.--Unauthorized use of a vehicle on Ashdale Street. • 5:35 p.m.--Harassing communications on Adams Street. July4 • 12:10 a.m.--Nathaniel Mitchell was arrested on writs for loitering and public intoxication. • 2 a.m.--Burglary and theft of property on South Elm Street. • 8:50 a.m.--Burglary and theft of property on Fuller Street. • 5 p.m.--Theft of property on South School Street. • 11:15 p.m.--Assault and criminal mischief on Lake Tuskegee and Prestwood Street. • 11:55 p.m.--Harassment and criminal trespass on Spence Circle. July5 • 2 a.m.--Criminal trespass at E.D. Nixon Apartments. • 2:15 a.m.--Curtis LaBryan Hughley was arrested on charge of disorderly conduct. • 2:30 a.m.--Disorderly conduct and resisting arrest on Willow Street. • 11:20 a.m.--Domestic violence and assault on Magruder Street. • 11:43 a.m.--Assault on Kennedy Lane. July 6 • 10:45 a.m.--Kenneth Charles Mabson was arrested on charge of harassment and not having required insurance. • 10:50 a.m.--Audrey Cerese Taylor was arrested on charge of probation violation. • 9:40 a.m.--Theft of property on Martin Luther King (MI.JO Highway. • 11:20 a.m.--Unauthorized use of a vehicle on Parker Avenue. Curves Is Closing Oarves will close on July, 17, 2009 at lpm. We  to thank all tho II who supported us during our n II and to show our thanks we will have a II • parting reception on Tuesday July 21 II from 000am to II Please come and join us. [ • 12:30 p.m.--Unlawful breaking and entering of a motQr vehicle and theft of property on Gautier Street. • 12:45 p.m.--Brain Bernard Burton was arrested on writs for assault, second degree, and DUI. • 3 p.m.--Treaviata Denise Neal was arrested or several writs for running red lights, no insurance and driving without a driver's license. • 3:20 p.m.--Charles Small was arrested on charge of domes- tic violence. • 3:25 p.m.--Felicia Small was arrested on a charge of harassment. • 5p.m.--Kelvin Maurice Milbry was arrested on charge of domestic violence. July7 • 12:45 a.m.--Larry P. Hardaway was arrested on charge of carrying a concealed weapon and receiving stolen property. • 12:45 a.m.--Travis Santelle Williams was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, receiving stolen prop- erty and unlawfully carrying a pistol. • 2:09 a.m.--Carrying concealed weapons and receiving stolen property on Auburn and McCray Streets. 3:10 p.m.--Criminal mischief on South Main Street. • 3:55 p.m.--Criminal mischief on South Main Street. • 5:10 p.m.--Theft of property on College Street. • 9:20 p.m.--Criminal trespass and public intoxication on Pleasant Springs Drive. • 9:20 p.m.--Charletta Fluellen was arrested on charges of public intoxication and criminal trespass. • 10:45 p.m.--Criminal mischief on South Main Street. • 11:25 p.m.--Harassment on West Montgomery Road. July8 • 8:24 a.m:--Theft of property and unlawful breaking and entering of a motor vehicle on Dollar Street. • 9:08 a.m.--Theft of property on Maple Street. • 9:48 a.m.--Unlawful breaking and entering of a motor vehi- cle and theft of property on Campbell Drive. • 1:09 p.m.-Harassment on Colvert Street. • 3:17 p.m.-Theft of property on West MI Highway. • 6:30 p.m.--Harassment on Inspiration Circle. • 9:50 p.m.--Burglary and theft of property_on Phillips Drive. July9 • 2 a.m.--Criminal mischief on Inspiration Circle. • 2:20 a.m.--Criminal mischief on West MLK Highway. • 10:56 a.m,--Theft of property at Rosenwald Heights. • 2:20 p.m.--Harassment and menacing on Lakeshore Drive. The Tuskegee News, July 16, 2009, Page A-3. g-- Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Pastor Emeritus Rev. Jackson dies JACKSON, Rev. Hugh L., a resident of Tuskegee and pastor emeritus of. Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Tuskegee, died Monday, July 6, 2009 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. Dr. Jackson succumbed to this life after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. A memorial service was held Saturday, July 11, from Emmanuel'Missionary Baptist Church, Tuskegee, with Rev. C.P. Noble officiating. The People's Funeral Home, Tuskegee, directed. Rev, Dr. H:L. Jackson was born March 24, 1924 in McComb, Miss. to Samuel and Minerva Jackson. He had nine brothers and sisters of which he was the last surviving sibling. Dr. Jackson enlisted in the Army in 1942. He served in the South Pacific during WWII where he worked as a cook and ery man. He was discharged in 1946. Dr. Jackson enlisted a second time in' 1951 during the Korean Conflict. Dr. Jackson married Jessye Williams on July 2, 1949. They were blessed with five children; Synthia, Hugh Jr., Sandra, Perry and Helen. Dr. and Mrs. Jackson remained together in holy matrimony for the following 60 years. Dr. Jackson was called to preach in 1960. He attended Chicago Baptist Institute where he was mentored by Rev. Napoleon Davis, Pastor of Second Baptist Church of Harvey, Illinois. Dr. Jackson was called to preside as pastor of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church of Tuskegee Instituten 1974. Dr. Jackson tended and cultivated his flock at Emmanuel for over 35 years. He also pastured the Marietta Baptist Church of Goodwater for 16 years. During his tenure, Dr. Jackson went back to school (Tennessee School of Rehgion-Tuskegee Branch) and was award the title of Doctor of Divinity on April 27, 1997. Since coming to Tuskegee, Dr. Jackson worked and retired from the housekeeping department of Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) where he worked faithfully fo 12 years. Dr. Jackson also worked for VictoryLand Greyhound Park in the Security Department for 16 years, he retired from VictoryLand as its chaplain. Dr. Jackson was always quick to smile, share a laugh, and share wise counsel with anyone who came into his presence. He walked and talked with the Lord for well over 50 years as a minister of the gospel. We know that now there is no more sickness and suffering. He is wrapped in the bosom of the Lord and everything is alright. Dr. Jackson "that tittle sporty man in the hat}' will be sorely missed. He leaves behind: his loving wife of 60 years, Jessye Jackson; five children, Synthia, Hugh Jr., Sandra, Perry and Helen; ••seven grandchildren; Floyd, Michael, Khaled, Jason, Ny're, D'quon and Jasmine;. four great-grandchildren, Aleia, Aaron, Shane and Omar; special daughter, Denise Williams, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Funeral held for 'Fuji' Mathews MATHEWS, Michael Ray, age 41, the fourth of five children entered into. this life July 11, 1967 in Montgomery. A memorial service was held on Friday, July 10, 2009 from Greenwood Baptist Church, ]hskegee. Fondly known as "Fuji," he attended the pubhc schools and subsequerttly earned his high school diploma. Professionally, Michael treasured trucking, the trans- portation industry, and he had an entrepreneurial spir- it. He served in the trucking industry for 21 years as an independent trucker. He earned his Diesel Mechanics Certification from the Diesel Institute of America in Tampa, Fla. in 1998. Michael came to know the Lord as a child while he attended Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church and continued his • Spiritual walk by attending Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church in Tuskegee. On October 22, 1993, he was united in holy matrimo- ny to his friend, Miss Daphne E. Richard, daughter of Martha and the late Robert E. Richard of Tuskegee. This union was blessed with two precious children. Robert- Michael and Mychaela. If you have been enrolled in one of the following Healthcare Plans: • Advantra Freedom (Coventry) • Welicare You mayhave legal claims you need to protect. For a FREE legal consultation please contact: J. 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