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Obituaries for Wednesday, April 7

Hunter Alan Douglas

Services for Hunter Alan Douglas of Pensacola, Fla., were 2p.m., Monday, April 5, at Donnie Sowell Funeral Home with burial inSerenity Gardens Cemetery.

Master Douglas, 3, died at home after a lifelong battle with thegenetic disease Rhizomelic Chodrodysplasia Punctata. He was born onMarch 7, 2001, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla., toJeremy and Natalie Douglas.

Survivors are his parents; his sisters, Kayla James and EmilyDouglas; his maternal grandparents, Barbara and Marshall Byerley,and William and Teresa James; his paternal grandparents, Jerry andCindy Douglas; his maternal great-grandparents, Hazel and DavidStowers; his maternal great-grandfather, William P. James; hismaternal great-grandmother, Vivian James; his paternalgreat-grandparents, James and Diane Bauer; his paternalgreat-great-grandmother, Frances Wilson; and numerous aunts, unclesand cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Hunter Alan Douglas Fund at Pen AirCredit Union, Milton and Pensacola address.

Barbara Gayle Ernest

Services for Barbara Gayle Ernest of Monticello are 2 p.m.,Wednesday, April 7, at Hartman Funeral Home Chapel in Liberty withburial in Liberty Cemetery. Services will be conducted by the Rev.Bobby Dawson.

Visitation is Wednesday from noon until 2 p.m., at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Ernest, 67, died April 5, 2004, at her residence. She wasborn in Beauregard on Oct. 20, 1936, to J.F. “Pete” Farrar andMyrtle Little Whittington.

She was a retired supervisor, working with Bell South in BatonRouge, La. for 29 years.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her stepfather, HylonK. Whittington; her husband, Sidney Ernest Jr.; and agreat-grandson, Alec Blaise Vohsberg.

Survivors are her son and daughter-in-law, Daniel “Danny” andNancy Anderson of Monticello; her sister, Sharon Kay Jackson ofBaton Rouge, La.; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Pete and RoseFarrar, and Scotty and Dorothy Whittington, all of Liberty; and twograndchildren.

Faye Shackelford

Services for Faye Shackelford of Tuscumbia, Mo.. are 1 p.m.,Thursday, April 8, at First Assembly of God Church with burial inBilyeu Cemetery near St. Elizabeth, Mo. Rekus Funeral Home inIberia, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Wednesday from 5-8 p.m., at the church.

Mrs. Shackelford, 76, died April 4, 2004, near Eldon, Mo., in anautomobile accident. She was born in Tuscumbia on June 17, 1927, toJohn Henry and Daisey Sarah (Ahart) Bilyeu.

She was a member of Victory Bible Way Fellowship Church. Shemarried Leonard Howard Shackelford on Nov. 1, 1947.

Preceding her in death were a sister and four brothers. A son,Steven Shackelford, died in the same accident.

Survivors are her husband, Leonard Howard Shackelford ofTuscumbia; her sons, Mike Shackelford of Blue Springs, Mo., andJohn Shackelford of Brookhaven; a sister, Opal Bilyeu of Chicago,Ill.; a brother, Halleck Bilyeu of Kansas City, Mo.; 10grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Bilyeu Cemetery or Victory Bible WayFellowship Church.

Steven Shackelford

Services for Steven Shackelford of Tuscumbia, Mo., are 1 p.m.,Thursday, April 8, at First Assembly of God Church with burial inBilyeu Cemetery near St. Elizabeth, Mo. Rekus Funeral Home inIberia, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Wednesday from 5-8 p.m., at the church.

Mr. Shackelford, 49, died April 4, 2004, near Eldon, Mo., in anautomobile accident. He was born in Blue Springs, Mo., on May 18,1954, to Leonard H. and Faye Eva (Bilyeu) Shackelford.

He had worked for ABB in Jefferson City, Mo. since 1977. He wasa member of Victory Bible Way Fellowship Church. He married DeborahLynn Cross on Sept. 6, 1975.

His mother died in the same accident.

Survivors are his father, Leonard H. Shackelford of Tuscumbia;his wife, Deborah Lynn Cross Shackelford of Tuscumbia; hisdaughters, Amber Dennett Shackelford and Kendra Dee Shackelford,both of Tuscumbia; and his brothers, Mike Shackelford of BlueSprings, Mo., and John Shackelford of Brookhaven.