Willis Buren Marshall, age 66, of Orrville, Ala. passed away February 15, 2006.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Selma Funeral Home in Selma, Ala., with Rev. Joel Farrow and Rev. Glen Taylor officiating and Selma Funeral Home directing. Interment will be in the Pineview Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Selma Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Margaret Jo Hollis Marshall; three daughters, Karen Marshall Kincey (Johnny), Anita Marshall Whatley (Russell), both of Auburn, Ala., and Susan Marshall Livingston (Buddy) of Greenville, Texas; three brothers, Terry Marshall and Hal Marshall both of Collinsville, Ill., and Eddie Lloyd Marshall of Kennett, Mo.; two sisters, Lavadna Hines of Collinsville, Ill., and Magdaline Benson of Oconomowoc, Wis., and four grandsons, Lance Marshall Livingston, John Holden Kincey III, Evan Blake Whatley and Britton Lee Whatley.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Van Buren and Lemah Marshall and a sister, Mavis Lemonds.
Mr. Marshall was a well-known cotton farmer in the Orrville area. He also worked for International Paper Company. He was a member of Orrville Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Elks.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to The Rose Yoder Dialysis Fund, c/o The Peoples Bank & Trust, Co., 310 Broad Street, Selma, AL 36701.
Pallbearers will be Jason Benson, Jonathan Hines, Jared Marshall, Gordon Gougler, Ron Hollis and Owen Yoder.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Jack Burns, Dr. Todd Sherrer and Dr. Bill Lightfoot.