Addie Pearl Fortune Whittaker

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 17, 1999

Addie Pearl Fortune Whittaker, 90, of Troy, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, at Edge Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at Skeen Funeral Home Chapel in Troy with Rev. Wilburn Kirkland officiating. Burial will follow in Center Ridge Cemetery with Skeen Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include 18 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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Pallbearers will be Dan Garner, Howard Dickey Jr., Scott Fortune, Joseph Fortune, Nick Fortune and John Mitchell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mack Richard Fortune, Kenny Hamm, Lavon Dickey, Mike Taylor, Randall Scarbrough, Paul Scarbrough and Wesley Scarbrough.

Visitation was held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Skeen Funeral Home in Troy.

Lewis Merritt Jr.

Lewis Merritt, Jr., 59, of 113 Azalea Court died Sunday, Dec. 12 at his residence.

Funeral Services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999 at Helicon Missionary Baptist Church in Grady, with Rev. Raymond Franklin officiating and Harrison Funeral Home directing. Burial will follow in the church yard cemetery.

Survivors include, Dwight Merritt of Enterprise; Lloyd (Flora) Merritt of Goshen; Fredrick (Joann) Merritt of Troy; Elder Gerome (Mary) Merritt of Troy; Cathy (Chuchi) DeJesus of Conn.; Laton Merritt of Phenix City; three sisters, Annie White of Duquesne, Pa.; Willie Mahone of Duquesne, Pa.; Mary Lowery of Duquesne, Pa.; Seven Brothers, Ebbie (Joyce) Mahone of Duquesne, Pa.; John Dee (Beverly) Mahone of Duquesne, Pa.; James (Shirley) Merritt of McKeesport, Melvin Mahone of San Diego; Tite (Stacey) Mahone of the U.S. Army in South Carolina; James Curtis Canty of Los Angeles, Cling Howard Canty of Chicago, and a host of other family and friends.

Pallbearers will be his sons.

Floralbearers will be friends of the family.

He was born on July 13, 1940 in Grady. His parents were Howard Canty and Ruthie Mahone. He was a retired factory worker. He was a member of Helicon Missionary Baptist Church in Grady.

John "Jack" S. Schantz

John "Jack" S. Schantz of Troy died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999 at Crenshaw Baptist Hospital in Luverne.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999 at the Chapel of Dillard Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Marvin Jackson officiating.

Survivors include, wife, Sue Armstrong Schantz; four children, Sarah Cannon; John S. Schantz II; Margaret Miller; Russell Schantz; three grandchildren; Rachel Cannon; Samuel Schantz; and Katherine Schantz.

He had been married for 50 years. He was a federal civil service retiree, a life member of the Aberdeen Volunteer Fire Department, a Field Instructor for the University of Maryland, Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, and a woodworking hobbyist. He enjoyed his retirement in Troy.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999 at Dillard Funeral Home in Troy.

Memorials may be made to The Troy Public Library or Pike Pioneer Museum.

Dec. 16, 1999 10 PM