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Glenda Wheeler Credeur, Esther Faye McAnally, Malcom Porter, Nettie Bell Zills

By Staff
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, October 20, 2004 in the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers for Glenda Wheeler Credeur, 75, who died October 16, 2004 at her residence.
Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery.
Rev. John Deleeuw will be Celebrant of the Mass and conduct the funeral services.
Mrs. Credeur, the daughter of the late Nolan Wheeler, Sr. and the former Leslie Taylor, was a native of Cullman, Alabama and a resident of Lafayette. Glenda learned the restaurant business from the ground up. She worked 28 years at Don's Seafood and Steakhouse in downtown Lafayette, then left her manager's position there in 1974 to become co-owner of Don's Seafood Hut. Throughout her career she has helped in all positions, from waiting tables to managing the restaurant, in addition to raising five children. In 1989, she opened Don's Seafood Hut on Veterans Blvd. in Metairie, LA and operated this restaurant along with the Don's Hut Special Spice Business. In addition, she remodeled their establishment to seat 240 with a lounge and oyster bar. In 1990, she relocated to the Lafayette restaurant. She retired in 2002 but maintained her ownership in the restaurant. Besides being a very loving mother, she enjoyed gardening. Her very special pet and friend "Tinny" will miss her very much.
Survivors include three sons, Jerry Credeur and wife Judy of Gonzales, and their children, Kristi, Jared, and Cammie; son, Garry Credeur of Lafayette and his children Courtney and Miles, son, Timmy Credeur and wife Kitty of Lafayette and their children, Timothy Wallace, II and Jill Elizabeth, and Hailey Nicole; one daughter, Kathi C. Caruthers, her daughter, Shilah D. Richard, and her grandson, Ryan Rohrberger and his son Michael; and great-grandchildren, JonMichael Raines and Brenden Thomas; sister, Kathryn and Floyd Flanagan of Russellville, Alabama; and brothers, Nolan and Martha Wheeler and William and Mary Wheeler both of Russellville, Alabama.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Nolan Wheeler Sr. and Leslie Wheeler; daughter, Lisa C. Rohrberger; brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Ruth Wheeler; son in law, Todd C. Caruthers; brother-in-law, Harlan Hitt; and grandson, Shane Credeur.
Visiting hours will be observed on Tuesday from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm and will continue on Wednesday from 8:00 am until the time of services.
A Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 pm Tuesday.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Rohrberger, Timmy Credeur, II, Jerry Hitt, Jimmy Hitt, Cary Hitt, Jody Hitt, Miles Credeur, and Jared Credeur.
Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, is in charge of all funeral arrangements.
Esther Faye McAnally, age 61, of Phoenix City, Alabama, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2004.
Mrs. McAnally was born in Franklin County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith. She will always be remembered for her special love for animals and for her artistic talent. Mrs. McAnally was preceded in death by her father, Edward McGuire.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19, 2004, at Akins Funeral Home chapel in Russellville with Bro. Johnny Hood officiating. Interment was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery.
Mrs. McAnally is survived by her husband, Charles Wayne McAnally; two daughters, Vicki Grigsby and husband David, of Florence, and Angie Burcham and husband David, of Phil Campbell; her mother, Aileen McGuire of Russellville; and four grandchildren, Justin Medley of Florence, Bethany King and husband Dustin, of Phil Campbell, Ashley Burcham of Phil Campbell, and Matthew Grigsby of Florence.
Akins Funeral Home assisted the family.
Malcom Porter, age 90, of Haleyville, passed away Monday, October 18, 2004, at Terrace Manor Nursing Home in Russellville.
Mr. Porter lived all his life in Franklin County and was a member of New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Haleyville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Orean Porter.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2004, at New Bethlehem Baptist Church with Merrill Potter and Greg Beasley officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.
Mr. Porter is survived by a daughter, Nella F. Pace of Haleyville; two brothers, Ralph Porter of Florida and Bud Porter of Georgia; three sisters, Lucille Chamless, Mattie Lester, and Lois Chestine, all of Georgia; two grandchildren, Laresia Jackson and Tim Pace, both of Haleyville; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Pinkard Funeral Home of Russellville assisted the family.
Nettie Bell Zills, age 87, of Russellville, passed away Friday, October 15, 2004.
Mrs. Zills was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Russellville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence F. Zills; and a son, Bobby Zills.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 18, 2004, at Spry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Edward Lou Allen officiating. Interment was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Van Lawson, John Thornton, David Thornton, Lee Lawson, Terry Lawson, and Wayne Lawson.
Mrs. Zills is survived by a daughter, Jane Fleming and husband Donald, of Russellville; a brother, Leonard Lawson and wife Betty, of Illinois; six grandchildren, Tammy Michael and husband Richie, of Muscle Shoals, Karen Taylor and husband Frankie, of Russellville, Donna Greene and husband Patrick, of Russellville, Tim Fleming of Russellville, Pamela Zills of Muscle Shoals, and Kari Zills of Muscle Shoals; seven great-grandchildren, Brittany Greene, Falcon and Mandy Taylor, Chance Hurt, Carson Michael, and Brianna and Ashlee Chaney; and several nieces and nephews.
Spry Chapel assisted the family.

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