Randy Lamar Luke 1968-2012

A funeral service for Randy Lamar Luke, 44, of Auburn, was held at 12 p.m. on Dec. 5, at Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. S. Dewayne Drakeford officiated.

Luke passed on Nov. 30, at his home. He was a member of Fellowship Faith Christian Center. In 1988, he graduated from Beauregard High School and later from Southern Union Community College.

His remains laid in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Survivors include his wife, B. Luke, Auburn; two children, Cody Lamar Waller, Opelika and Brandy Luke, Auburn; his parents, Charles and Carrie Luke, Salem; two sisters, Patricia Davis, Oklahoma City, Okla. and Deloise Nunn, Salem; one brother, Ezzard Luke, N. Charleston, S.C.;  his mother and father-in-law, Rev. Elzie and Mr. Tommie Elzie, Tuskegee;  three brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law; a special uncle and aunt, Eddie and Annie Ogletree, Salem; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Peterson and Williams Funeral Home directed.



Norma Taylor Triplett 1939-2012


A funeral service for Norma Taylor Triplett, 73, of Opelika was held at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Burial followed in Garden Hills Cemetery. The Reverend Dr. Wells Warren officiated.

Triplett was born on Feb. 4, 1939, in Anniston. She passed away on Dec. 3, at Bethany House. She was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Opelika, member of the Martha Wayles Jefferson Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and was Regent from 2003-2006; a member of the Daughters of the American Colonists, and also of Colonial Dames XVII.

Triplett was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse William Triplett; and son, William Taylor Triplett.

She is survived by her daughter, Bethany Triplett Collins; several aunts; uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, gifts should be made to your favorite charity.

Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home & Crematory directed.


Fred Adams 1947-2012


A funeral service for Fred Adams, 65, of Auburn, was held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 5, at Loachapoka United Methodist Church.

Reverend Fred Woodall officiated. Burial was held in Loachapoka Memorial Garden Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home.

Adams passed away at his home on Dec. 2. He was a lifelong resident of Lee County. He was active in the Rodeo Community and owner of 3A Bucking Bulls. Fred will be remembered as a loving son and father.

He is survived by two daughters, Tiffany Adams of Auburn, Elizabeth Adams of Marianna, Fla..; mother, Virginia Adams of Auburn; and sister, Judy Worrell of Wake Forest, N.C.

Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home & Crematory directed.



Inez R.M. Jensen



Inez R.M. Jensen, age 93, formerly of Edgeley, N.D., passed away on Nov. 21, in Auburn, where she resided the past three years.

Inez Ruth Marie Fevold was born on Dec. 3, 1918, on a farm outside Edgeley in LaMoure County, N.D., the second child and only daughter of Martin and Bertha (Olson) Fevold. She was raised on the family farm outside Edgeley, residing on the same site her entire life until moving to Auburn in 2009.

Inez attended a country school in Wano Township until high school. Her high school years were spent at Edgeley High School from which she graduated in 1937. She and her family attended the Willow Grove Church where at the age of 10 Inez began playing piano in the church. She grew to serve in numerous capacities. Inez attended business college in Fargo and went on to work at the A.S.C.S. and County Agent’s offices, as well as the Farmer’s Home Administration at LaMoure and Lisbon.

Inez married Clarence Harley Jensen, son of Hans and Clara (Oleson) Jensen, on June 3, 1951 at Willow Grove Church. They lived on the family farm and successfully farmed until retiring in 1987. They were active church members at Willow Grove and then at the United Methodist Church in Edgeley where they were very committed to and involved in the music ministry of the church for many years. In 1998, Inez was honored for 70 years of playing the piano and organ. Inez and her husband were married 60 years before he passed away in 2011.

Jensen was a member of Homemakers Club, the Civic and Study Club and United Methodist Women. She enjoyed reading, playing cards with friends, gardening, homemaking, traveling the United States with her family and most of all being a dedicated Christian wife and mother. She thoroughly enjoyed engaging her grandchildren and could often be found sitting on the floor with them playing their chosen games and activities. Trips to Yellowstone, the Black Hills and Medora were especially enjoyable to her. She greatly appreciated the beauty and wonder of God’s creation.

Jensen is remembered as a kind, caring, loving, patient, devoted, faithful, trustworthy and diligent daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother. She watched over her household well and blessed her family richly. Her family is comforted and in turn, blessed richly by the many cherished memories being in her lovely presence.

Jensen was preceded in death by her parents, brother and husband and is survived by her sons Ronald (Cherry) Jensen, Sheridan, Ark., and Marlin (Amy) Jensen, Auburn; and grandchildren, Nicki and Abbey Jensen, Conway, Ark.; and Jordan, Michael and Claragrace Jensen, Auburn; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Bruner, Jamestown; two brothers-in-law, Don Jensen, Edgeley and Doyne (Betty) Jensen, Frederick, S.D.

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 26, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Edgeley, N.D with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Edgeley, N.D.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Music Ministry of the Wesley United Methodist Church, 305 5th Ave. West, Edgeley, ND 58433.

Williams-Lisko Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.



Carlton Manley -2012


Carlton Manley died on Dec. 1, at Bethany House in Auburn. Manley was retired from Ampex for over 30 years, he was also owner- operator of Trotters Imaging and also an avid golfer and camper.

Manley was a member of the Church of the Harvest. He is preceded in death by his parents Mary and Carlos Manley. He is survived by his wife, Judy Manley; son Patrick J. Manley (Jana); grandchildren: Kaitlyn and Caleb; brothers: Mike (Elaine) Manley, Gary (Mary Carol) Manley, and Kenny (Nell) Manley.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3, in Garden Hills Cemetery, with Pastor Clint Capps and Pastor William Ruddell officiating. Visitation was one hour before the service from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home and Crematory.

Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home and Crematory directed.



Tellie Janice “TJ” Sanders 1944-2012


Tellie Janice “TJ” Sanders, age 67 of Opelika was born on Oct. 9, 1944, and passed away at her home in Opelika on Nov. 29. She was a member of Chewacla Baptist Church. She was the owner of TJ’s Appliance Service for 28 years.

Sanders was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Gladys Young; sisters, Betty Rean (Jim) Holliday, and JoAnn (Howard) Dawson; her brothers, Howard Lee (Bobbie) Young and baby Young. Mrs. Sanders is survived by her husband of 52 years, Billy Sanders Sr.; her sons, Billy (Rhonda) Sanders, Jessie P. (Melinda) Sanders, Jimmy (Cindy) Sanders, Curtis (Cheryl) Sanders, Joe Sanders, Chris (Veda) Sanders, and David Sanders; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Saundra Young; brothers, Bobby (Minnie) Young and Johnny (Dottie) Young. The family would like to give special thanks to the Hospice nurses and the staff of Bethany House for all their professional care and services. Funeral services were held on Dec. 2, at 2:30 p.m. at Frederick-Dean Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Max Cummings, Rev Harold Cummings and Rev. Hank Demous officiating. Interment followed in Garden Hills Cemetery. Visitation was held on Dec. 1, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice, Relay For Life, or the Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge in Atlanta. Frederick-Dean Funeral Home directed.