Charles Russell "Boy Red" Black
Charles Russell Black, 70, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002 at his daughter's home in North Carolina. He was a native of Franklin, Ala. and resided in Bratt, Fla. and Rewood, Miss. He was a member of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean conflict. He was a retired shipping operator from International Paper in Redwood and a member of Masonic Lodge 804 of Saraland. He was preceded in death by his father, Elvin T. Williamson.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Gussie Black Jones of Brewton; a son, David Eugene Black of Mobile; three daughters, Pat Poston of Albemarle, N.C., Pamela Ramaker of Mobile and Kim Ford of Vicksburg, Miss.; two step-sons, Greg Newman and Paul Newman, both of Vicksburg; two step-daughters, Vicky Darden of Rolling Fork, Miss. and Kelly Myers of Vicksburg; three brothers, Alfres Black of Thomasville, "Pete" James Williamson of Robertsdale and George "Coot" Williamson of Pace, Fla.; two sisters, Ida Bell of Flomaton and Gracie Mae Gunn of Bratt; a special friend, Jeannie Austin; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and one step-great grandchild.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. at Flomaton Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Wasden Jr. of Frisco City officiating. Burial followed at Sardis Cemetery at Wawbeek with Flomaton Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers were Frank Bell, Chester Gunn, Steve Gunn, Scotty Chavers and Bill Cox.