Saturday, July 12, 2014


Funeral service for Mrs. Ardell Moore Willis, 93, of Loachapoka will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Ebenezer C.M.E. Church with interment in Pine Level Cemetery. Rev. Larry Threatts will officiate. Mrs. Willis passed Monday, July 7, 2014 at her home. She was a member of Ebenezer C.M.E. Church where she served as an Usher, Stewardess, Class Leader, Missionary, member of the Lay Department and the Women's Ministry. During this time, she served on the Montgomery Phenix City Opelika District and the Southeast Alabama Region of the C.M.E. Church. She also participated in the Missionary Institute of the Fifth Episcopal (C.M.E. Church). She possessed a love for poetry and shared a poem or reading for every occasion. Mrs. Willis received numerous awards to include the Alabama State Spelling Bee for Seniors (1996, 1999, 2000, 2001). The family will receive family and friends at the Funeral Home this evening at 6:00 pm. Her remains will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Survivors: two daughters, Cordella Dowdell of Syracuse, NY and Emogene Willis (Johnny, Jr.) Crittenden of Tuskegee, AL; three grandchildren, Denise Dowdell (Steven) McKay, Faith Philpot (Dedrell) Brooks and Hope Crittenden (Donald) Menifee; four great grandchildren, Veyunka (Brandon Burnham) Brooks, JauriusTee Brooks, Najee Brooks and JazShawna Little; one great granddaughter, Lyric Annelise Burnham; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Peterson and Williams Funeral Home

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Linda Sutliff Cone

Linda Sutliff Cone died June 23, 2014 after a year and half battle with a soft tissue sarcoma. She was 61 years old. She was born and raised in Syracuse, NY, daughter of Richard and Doris Sutliff, the oldest of five children, having four younger brothers. She attended Corcoran High School. Always full of energy, she had a deep love of life. She was a professional social worker, receiving her BA degree from the University of Florida (1974) and her MSW from Florida State University (1978). She worked in mental health early in her career; the last 20 years were in long term care. She was employed by the VA in Bedford, Massachusetts for the last 6 .5 years as a social worker for Geriatrics, working in the Community Living Center. She was a highly respected member of the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team. She loved her work, her patients and her co-workers. Linda had many interests and hobbies throughout her life. Married to her ex-husband for 30 years, they lived for 23 years in the Appalachian Mountains in NC outside of Boone, NC before moving to New England. She was a weaver at one time, teaching weaving on large floor looms, as well as doing quilting, crocheting, and knitting. She was a skilled seamstress, and very artistic. She also loved music. Her hobby was photography all her adult life. She took many beautiful photos. She especially loved the great outdoors, enjoying hiking, biking, camping, skiing and snow shoeing. She became an avid walker in the past seven years, walking four miles a day, often times with some of her colleagues, who enjoyed walking with her on the rail trail. She was still walking with her friends just a few months before her severe decline and passing. She enjoyed gardening and bird watching, always having lovely gardens wherever she lived. Linda is survived by two daughters she loved dearly, Erika Cone of Proctorsville, VT and Melissa Cone of Nashua, NH; her mother, Doris Sutliff of Bradenton, Florida; brothers, Jim Sutliff of N. Syracuse, NY, and his four children: Cory, Casey, Jennifer and Colin, William Sutliff and his wife, Carol of Lafayette, NY, and their two children: Christopher and Katie, Richard Sutliff of Fayetteville, NY, and his two sons: Kyle and Bradley, and John Sutliff and wife, Jennifer of Burnt Hills, NY, and their two children: Sarah and Andrew. There are also some great nieces and nephews, and cousins. Linda had arranged for the donation of her body to Harvard Medical School. The family will welcome friends at the Cone home, 51 Robinson Rd, Nashua, New Hamphire at a date to be announced. Date of Death: June 23, 2014 Published in Syracuse Post Standard from June 24 to June 29, 2014 - See more at:

Dowdell looks to maintain Auburn council seat - News

Dowdell looks to maintain Auburn council seat - News

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ann Trimble of Auburn, Alabama

ANNIE MAE TRIMBLE Funeral service for Ms. Annie Mae Trimble, 76, of Auburn will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at St. Paul AME Church in Opelika with interment in Memory Hill Cemetery. Pastor Monique Summers will officiate. Ms. Trimble passed Thursday, June 19, 2014 at the Bethany House. She was a member of Allen Chapel AME Church where she served as the church secretary, stewardess, Sunday school leader, class leader and as a missionary. In 1956, she graduated from J.W. Darden High School. She received her Child Development Associate (CDA) from Southern Union and a STARS credential from the Child Care Resource Center in Opelika. Annie began her employment with Auburn Day Care Centers, Inc. in 1975 and remained employed until her short illness in May 2014. She was a lifelong member of the Federation of Child Care Centers of Alabama (FOCAL), Childcare Community Partnership with Alabama Council on Human Relations, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and a member of various other child care and community initiatives. In March 2012, Annie was selected as one of the first recipients to receive The Spirit of HOPE Award from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Psi Gamma Zeta Chapter, which was presented by the national president, TV host and comedian, Cheryl Underwood. Annie later became a member of the first chartered AMICE affiliation in the region where she served as secretary. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday from 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm at Allen Chapel AME Church in Gold Hill. Her remains will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Survivors: her children, Pamela Trimble-Smith (David). Gerald Trimble, Stacy Trimble and Garland Trimble all of Auburn; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; one niece and three nephews; a host of great nieces and nephews, family members, church members, sorority sisters, ADCC staff, parents and friends. Peterson and Williams Funeral Home www.petersonandwilliams