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THE ALABAMA JOURNAL, MONDAY, MARCH 14. 1988 19 'Special Report' Communicator will offer 6 magazines to help pass time in the doctor's office S tho aocaied Pm NEW YORK - Have you ever reached for a magazine to pass the time in a doctor's waiting room and come up with an election analysis -of Jimmy Carter's victory in 1976? Or gotten interested in a magazine story only to find the conclusion was missing, along with the rest of page 87? Who hasn't found outdated or tattered magazines in the doctor's office? Christopher Whittle, chairman of Whittle Communications of Knoxville, Tenn., is prescribing a package of six new magazines designed to Ct the reading habits of people waiting for the doctor. But the idea makes some magazine publishers ill. They object to a key feature of the Whittle package, which asks subscribers to have no more than two magazines from other publishers in their offices. Whittle said the provision lets him charge advertisers more for an uncluttered, relatively exclusive publishing environment "I'm taken aback by it," said George Green, an executive vice president at Hearst Magazines, which publishes Good Housekeeping and Redbook. "It is putting other publishers in a position where they are not able to sell their product." Some advertising agency executives also question Whittle's proposal. "If he believes his editorial product is so great, why is it necessary to eliminate what he refers to as the worn-out, dog-eared and soiled waiting room magazines?" asks Richard Kostyra, media services director for the advertising agency J. Walter Thompson. Whittle has heard all the objections and parodies some of them in a series of full-page advertisements that have appeared in The New York Times. In one ad, this headline appears over a photo of a torn and smudged magazine page: "Few things equal the special quality of magazines in a doctor's waiting room." In another full-page ad, a mob is shown assaulting a cowering man. "Few things have brought magazine publishers together the way 'Special Reports' has," reads the ad. Special Report is the name for six new Whittle magazines to begin appearing quarterly in 15,000 doctors' waiting rooms in September. The titles are Families, Sports, Fiction, Health, Living, and Personalities. Whittle said each magazine is designed to be read in 27 minutes, which he said is the average time .spent in a doctor's waiting room. The magazines are being offered only to three types of doctors: obstetricians-gynecologists, pediatricians and family practitioners. Whittle declines to disclose the subscription price but says it will be below the typical $200-300 a year that doctors now spend on magazine subscriptions. But Whittle's proposal goes a lot further than a simple magazine subscription. He said he will provide three to four copies of each of the six titles and a magazine rack to display them. His staff will deliver the magazines in person and return monthly to replace any that have been taken or abused. "No other company is beginning to provide the level of service and numbers of magazines that we are going to provide," he said in an interview. What Whittle asks in return is the assurance that Special Reports be the "primary magazines" in the office, with no more than two other titles around. The requirement enables Whittle to offer advertisers exclusivity in their product categories that will help their messages stand out Special Report magazines will carry 30 pages of ads in every 64-page issue and no competing products -only one coffee advertiser per issue, for instance. The minimum ad purchase is one page each quarter for a year in alt six magazines, a total of 24 ad pages. The price: $1.2 million. Whittle said category exclusivity and the expectation that the magazines will reach more than 70 percent of all the mothers in America who have two or more children make his magazines worth the price for some advertisers. He said the company already has sold 20 of the 30 available advertisements for the first two years, but declined to identify the buyers. Procter V Gamble Co., the biggest U.S. ad spender, describes itself as "very interested" in the magazines. "We are continuing to explore it in depth, but have not yet signed any agreements," spokeswoman Sydney McHugh said. Rival publishers say readers may be bored by the Whittle magazines. "Who would want to pick up a generic quarterly when you can read the current issue of People, Time or McCaU's?" asks Dale W. Lang, chairman of the Working Woman-McCall's Group, which also publishes Working Mother. But Whittle said he has recruited some of the finest editors in the country, led by editor-in-chief William Rukeyser, the former managing editor of Fortune and founding editor of Money, Rivals have warned they may take legal action over the issue of limiting other magazines in waiting rooms that take Whittle's service. Rodale Press Inc., which publishes Prevention and Children magazines, has written 40,000 pediatricians, warning that Whittle's proposal raises legal issues that could result In "a waiting room battle, one likely to be settled in court, one that could only cause unfavorable publicity for doctors in the program," according to Rodale executive Thomas Stoneback. But Whittle said he is not trying to force doctors into anything. French media giant offers $415 million: to acquire Connecticut book publisher Br 1h AaockMd Pnn NEW YORK - French media giant Hachette SA is launching a tender offer today for Grolier Inc., bidding $21 a share to acquire the Connecticut-based book publisher. Hachette, the biggest publisher in France and the second-largest in Europe, announced Sunday it would launch a tender offer today aimed at acquiring the 95 percent of Grolier's roughly 19.5 million outstanding common shares that it did not already own. Hachette put the total cost of its offer at $415 million. The offer expires at 11 p.m. CST April 8 unless extended. Grolier stock rose 87 cents to $ 15.87 a share Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Telephone calls to Grolier's head- Births Mr. and Mrs. MMwal Watsh, Montgomery, boy .Samuel Rtct,MS Mr. and Mrs. Paul Thomas, Montgomery, boy, Travis Ev-erette,2 Mr. nd Mrs. WWam Easterting, Prattvlle, girt, AsMayE-se, 1V - Mr. and Mrs. Edward Segrest, Shorter, girl, Wfiifney Laurel, 117 . Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Coftm, Montgomery, boy, Theodrtc .Rama, 111 . Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Standbarry, Montgomery, boy, .Mar an Gregory, 111 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Merren, Wetumpka, girl, Ashley Maria, 11 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sheffield, Montgomery, boy, Austin Tyler, 11 Mr. and Mrs. Steven Gardner, Prattviie, girt, Veronica Re-nee, 11 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ware, Montgomery, boy, Rodrekis De Shawn, J1 Mr. and Mrs. Terry Faust, McKemie, girl, Meagan fticok), 14 Marriages DeWayne Lyons M, Dentia McOain 13, 10N . Bryan Tumbtn II, Lisa Hadfcv 17, ltN . Herbert Golden 17, Janet Byers 22, 10N Jerry Beers 25, Ina Highland 2, ISM ' James Person 17, Romona Sauls 22, UM ' Bobby Price It, Cynthia Turner 25, Wit - Richard Harlow It, Lisa Lykens 24, lt11 Alan Hack 15, Christina Wright 17, .1121 . Patrick Leger 21, KeS Crawford II, .1121 . Earl Barber 44, NeKe Mirrton 17, 1021 ' Michael SfianMe 15, Martha Smith 11, 1021 ' Thomas Porter 54, NeMa Epson 50, 1021 - Larry Hysmtfh , Connie Ragsdale 22, 1121 WiMam t Joyce Thigpen try Pat I Cynthia Shoemaker 29 William 4 Nancy AHord 11 Jack 1 Janice Allen 21 Joe I Doretha Benson 11 Leighman A Brenda BerryhNI 12 Dennis I, Rita Bodine Derrick 4 Sandra Broaden 21 Reagan 4 Valerie Byrd !) Joseph 4 Ada Cira 21 Lester 4 Helen Clark 11 Lavarso 4 Gloria Davis 21 Lerov 4 Virginia Finned 29 Ashler 4 Charley Frfigerald 210 Murray 4 Marietta Free 24 CB. 4 Elizabeth Gilford 24 Bobby Bates 41, Grrnls Crim IS, Beb White N, Anna Johnson 23 1tU 1021 Room Roberts 21, Sara Everege 21 Paul Rowel 14, Cynthia Beher 19, 1021 1122 Bobby Little S3, Judy Washburn 41 James Dunkki IS, Barbara York 11, 1021 1022 Herbert Graham as, Wanda Higgins Louis Morgan 44, Judy Brown 47, St 1124 lt22 Anthony Moron 24, TerfflUa Ander- Therron Hogan 27, Patricia Bryant son 23 1024 25,1021 Roderick Pfgstefl II, Monica Davis BretlSnell 19, Lisa Jones 17, 1122 111014 Charles Fulmer 24, Angela Smith 25, Henderson Wadswortti 44, Mary 1023 Headley 17 1024 George Gregory 40, Vonck Staten Jonnny Reeves 29, Janice Marshal 40, 1023 27 1027 John Pffiman 41, Enubeth Pressley PMlie Bteckwet 21, Dienno Martin 42, 1023 23 1027 Clarence Simmons 12, Donna Lam- Oeddie Gardner 44, Mary Parker 45 mon 35, 1023 1027 , Charlie dark 14, Eliiabeth Bowling Aivm Crumgton 41, Peggy Bargainer 21.1023 51 1027 John Trice 34, Jean Marie Epos 24, Chris Curry 21, Dorts Morgan 14 1023 1027 Richard Wagoner 21, Robin Wagon- William Blake 17, Sara Skipper 34 er 22 1021 1027 Divorces Charles 4 Adele Cries 21 Thomas 4 Margie Hamilton 21 Billy 4 Theresa Henson 24 James 4 Marsh Hoihdav 15 James 4 Lynn Hooper 22 Walter 4 Sheryl Huxtord 21 RayfeM 4 Carrie Jackson 21 Martin 4 Tina Jones 25 Can 4 Joan Jordan 21 John 4 Estill Kitchens 22 Marvin 4 Peggy Klein 2lt Richard I Diane Layman 11 Thomas 4 Sherry Lettow 29 Dudley 4 Karhy Madoox 21 Jam 4 Cecilia Mbaka 21 Bruce 4 Paulette Porterfiekl 29 Jeffrey 4 Cynthia Price 11 Malcolm 4 Lisa Pool 21 Allen 4 Sherry Robbins 11 David4DenlseRobers29 Harvey 4 Jeanie Sanders 24 Roger 4 Wanda Sims 21 Richard 4 Claudia Singleton 21 Christopher 4 KeHy Smith 21 Wayne 4 Geyoia Sprouse 21 Terry 4 Cathy Stanfiald 29 James 4 Debra Steward 22 James 4 Karen Tankersley 11 Horace 4 Kave Therofl 129 Frank I Patricia Thigpen 211 Keith 4 Peggy Thompson 29 .P. Stevens & Co. accepts cash bid from private firm By The Associated Press NEW YORK - J.P. Stevens & Co. said today it has accepted a nearly $1 billion cash buyout bid from a group led by Odyssey Partners, a private New York investment firm. The bid tops recent offers from rival West Point-Pepperell Inc. and Stevens senior management. Under the approved tender offer, Odyssey and unnamed private investors have agreed to pay $61.50 for each of Stevens' 15.5 million shares outstanding, or around $953.24 million. The deal is subject to a majority of the shares being tendered and the necessary financing being obtained. Odyssey said it would finance the deal through a $600 million loan from Citibank N.A., $570 million of subordinated debt and preferred stock and a $100 million equity investment. Stevens said the offer was approved by a committee of outside directors formed last month to consider a leveraged buyout from a group led by the fifth generation member of the family that founded Stevens in 1813. The management group recently sweetened its bid to $55 a share in cash and securities from $43 a share, after West Point-Pepperell's $56-a-share offer. quarters in Danbury, Conn., were not answered Sunday. Hachette stated that an acquisition of Grolier would make Hachette the world's leading encyclopedia publisher. "The acquisition of Grolier is an important strategic step for Hachette," stated Yves Sabouret, Ha-chette's chief executive officer. Jean-Claude Lattes, vice president and director of Hachette's international book publishing business, stated that Hachette planned to dedicate "substantial resources" to the encyclopedia business "in order to meet the rapidly expanding information needs of the public." Grolier is an international publisher of encyclopedias, reference and educational books, juvenile books and furniture, trade publications and yearbooks. Grolier also owns Mystic Color Labs, a mail-order film processor. The company has about 7,200 employees. " ; Grolier posted a profit of $22.1 mil lion on revenue of $424.2 million in its 1987 fiscal year, up from net income of $12.5 million on revenue of $350.6 million the previous year. The 162-year-old Hachette, which reported sales of more than $3 billion in 1987, has operations in book and magazine publishing and distribution, radio broadcasting, movie and television production and outdoor advertising. Hachette publishes magazines such as Elle, Paris Match and a new French edition of Fortune, and owns Curtis Circulation Co., which it describes as the second largest national magazine distributor in the United States. Mesa withdraws its offer for largest gold producer By The Associated Press AMARILLO, Texas - T. Boone Pickens' Mesa Limited Partnership said today it has withdrawn its $1.9 billion cash offer for Homestake Mining Co., the nation's largest gold producer. Mesa said in a statement it was withdrawing its $20-per-share offer for Homestake's 93 million outstanding shares following Homestake's rejection of the unsolicited bid earlier this month. Mesa owns about 3.8 percent of Homestake stock. Homestake's board said March 7 the bid was inadequate and that the company preferred to . remain independent. Homestake, based in San Francisco, holds interests in oil and natural gas and mines uranium, silver and gold, as does Newmont Mining Corp., another major gold producer which was the target of an unsuccessful hostile takeover bid by Pickens. Last year. New York-based Newmont was approached by Ivanhoe Partners, another group led by Pickens, which made a $2 billion hostile bid for control of the company. That move was blocked in October when a Delaware court upheld a "market sweep" in which Newmont's biggest shareholder, Britain's Consolidated Gold Fields PLC, grabbed enough shares in a two-day buying spree to raise its holdings to nearly 50 percent of Newmont and thwart the hostile bid. Pickens made his reputation as a corporate raider with high-profile bids for several major oil companies in the early 1980s. Those companies included Gulf Corp., Phillips Petroleum Co. and Unocal Corp. In the bids, Mesa launched hostile takeover attempts, then pocketed millions of dollars in profits when the ; - . . V . i 3 Q i I T. Boone Pickens L Known as 'raider since early '80s target companies either were bought out by a higher bidder or repurchased its own stock. GAO: Farmers got just 80 of payments By The Associated Press WASHINGTON - The record high subsidies paid out by the Agriculture Department all went to farmers, right? Not quite, says the General Accounting Office. In the last three fiscal years, according to GAO, net cash outlays for farm price and income support programs totaled about $67 billion. Of that amount, farmers got about 80 percent, or $53 billion. The GAO, an investigative agency of Congress, provided a breakdown of recent farm program costs in a report requested by Rep. Bill Alexander, D-Ark. The GAO divided the record fiscal 1987 cash outlay of more than $25.8 billion into two parts: about $23.5 billion in "commodity specific" expenditures such as deficiency payments, loans and storage payments, and $2.36 billion in "non-commodity specific" items, including export pro grams, conservation payments and operating expense. Overall, four commodities - corn, wheat, dairy and cotton - account for most of the program costs registered by the department's Commodity Credit Corp. In fiscal 1987, for example, when the total was $25.8 billion, corn and other feed grains accounted for $12.2 billion; wheat, $3.44 billion; dairy, $2.34 billion; and cotton, $2.14 billion. The GAO report said that of the $25.8 billion total in fiscal 1987, farmers received $20.6 billion. "While farmers received most of the support program's outlays, it is unknown how much of those outlays went to individual farmers versus farmers organized under some other business structure," the report said. "Farmers organize, operate and receive the support program outlays as any one of various business entities." '88 agricultural exports on target with projections By The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Government trade figures show U.S. agricultural exports in the first three months of the 1988 fiscal year were on target with Agriculture Department projections. The value of shipments in the first quarter of the year that began Oct. 1 was estimated at $8.46 billion, up 10 percent from the pace of a year earlier, according to the department's Foreign Agricultural Service. Department officials have forecast 1987-88 exports at $32.5 billion, up from $27.9 billion in 1986-87. The actual volume of shipments in the first quarter was reported at 36.2 million tons, up 11 percent from a year earlier. For the year, those are expected to total about 142.5 million metric tons, up from 129.2 million. "Strong wheat sales to the Soviet Union and China, strong corn sales to the Soviet Union, South Korea and Japan, as well as improved soybean sales to Brazil, strengthened export volume," the agency said. With just one call you can place your classified ad and pay by MasterCard or Visa. Call 264-4561 or 1-800-392-5794. IN HOME TESTING A VAILABLE In privacy of your HOME. SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNTS WE HONOR ALL WARRANTIES FT aihrt I IsCaffHill m'TrjTTnn ME' 1FREE I HEARING I mm John C. Holmes 0 : s ' vvg t2?: n ; LOS ANGELES - John C. Holmes, the pornographic film star who became a central Iigure in me unsoivea moi L,aurei vanyon muruers, uieu aaiuiuay ; night at a Veterans Administration Hospital, associates said. He was 43. '. A hospital administrator refused to comment on the cause of death. Reports had been circulating that Holmes was suffering from AIDS and that he had Km-tn linrnitnli7a1 frit" n a vf orisHoH riorinrl Last June, pornographic film producer and distributor William Amerson, who had a long-term business relationship with Holmes, said that Holmes was suffering from colon cancer, not AIDS, and that the actor underwent surgery in October 1986 for removal of a tumor. Called "the King" of X-rated films, Holmes appeared in more than 1,000 sexually explicit movies between the late 1960s and the early 1980s, according to his longtime associate, Bill Margold of West Hollywood. On the screen. Holmes appeared as an inexhaustible virility symbol who claimed to have had sex with thousands of women. An early I9b0s sex film, "Exhausted," was supposed to be a biography of his life. Holmes last film, "Hollywood Confidential," was made two years ago. Holmes, said Los Angeles writer and film critic Kenneth Turan, "was very much proud of his work. He liked what he was doing." Off the screen, according to his ex-wife, Sharon Holmes of Glendale, Holmes kept to himself about his film exploits. The couple was divorced in 1984, after almost 20 years of marriage. During that time, Sharon Holmes said, she never saw any of his films. Holmes commanded $2,000 a day at the height of his career. In the late 1970s, Sharon Holmes said, her husband "got into drugs heavily. He lost control of what he'd been doing - lost control over his films, his life." His entrance into pornographic films probably occurred when, to make ends meet, he was posing for nude photographs which caught the attention of a producer of sex films. By the 1970s, he had become an established X-rated star, making films here and in Europe. Although he worked with most of film's top sex stars, Holmes apparently had few friends in the industry. Just a few weeks ago, Los Angeles'police reinterviewed Holmes in his hospital bed about the 1981 murders of four people. Holmes, after several months in hiding, was arrested in Florida and charged in December 1981 with the killings. Although the prosecutor argued that Holmes actually committed one of slayings, a jury acquitted him. Holmes then spent 111 days in jail on contempt charges for refusing to identify the killers, saying he feared for his life. Name Time Date Funeral Home BENTON, Hubatt Solomon H pm Monti H WniH Chopal CROSS, Mrs. Sua Ann Hsndmon I pm Monh IS Gossall Hudmon GORDON, Miss Sylvia taa taoli-Hamory GORDON, Mrs. Mory UnrJra laoli Homory JONES, Polar 3 pm HokIi 14 Ross Cloytw WHS, Mr. Richard II urn March 15 Ridout's PITTMAN, Mrs. Mary Smith i it pm Morrh 14 Ridoul'i TERRtlt, Mrs. Ruth f pm Worth 14 Ridoul's at the gravesite. Gassett-Hudman WETUMPKA T.. Carglla Leak-Memory t.R. Brooks E . Huoy GORDON, Miss Sylvia Lee, 17, a resident of 29 Rosebud Ct., Montgomery, AL, died Saturday, March 12, 1988, at her residence. Funeral services will be an-nounced by Leak-Memory Chapel. GORDON, Mrs. Mary Andre, 43, a resident of 29 Rosebud Ct. . Montgomery, AL, died Saturday, March 12, 1988, at her residence. Funeral services will be an-nounced by Leak-Memory Chapel. Ross-Clayton MONTGOMERY JONES, Mr. Peter (Pete), a resident of 2034 Stephens St., Montgomery, AL, died Thursday, March 10, 1988, in a local hospital. Funeral services were held Monday, March 14, 1988, at 3p.m. from Ross-Clayton Chapel with Rev. Jiles Williams officiating. Interment followed in Brassell Cemetery. Survivors include a loving and devoted wife, Lillian Jones; four daughters, Valerie and Yolanda Jones, Brenda (Larry) Burke, Montgomery, AL and Carolyn (Tydus) Meadows, Augustus. GA; seven sons, Jerome Jones, Charles (Emma) Coles, Grant (Debra) Coles. Lindbergh (Carolyn) Wilson, John (Kathleen) Bradley, all of Montgomery, AL, Larry (Kim) Bradley, Huntsville, AL and Michael (Ann) Bradley, Milledgeville, GA; a devoted mother, Mrs. Viola Riley; a step-father, Frank Riley; a devoted sister, Mrs. Mildred Wright; a great aunt, Mrs. Hattie Carter; a great uncle, Mr. Grant Coles, all of Montgomery, AL; twenty-three grandchildren; five sisters-in-law, Mrs. Beatrice Moss, Mrs. Rebecca Brown, Mrs. Valerie Cannon, Mrs. Dianne Cannon and Mrs. Janie Ephriam, all of Montgomery, AL; three brothers-in-law, Mr. E. O. Ephriam, Mr. James Cannon and Mr. Amos Brown, all of Montgomery, AL. Several nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. White Chapel Donald W. Jonas E. Jonn Uwa, Jr. i BENTON, Hubert Solomon. 62, a resident of 8272 Ryan Road, died Sunday, March 13, 1988, at 3:15 a.m. at his residence after an illness. Graveside services were held Monday, March 14, 1988, at 11 a.m. from Forest Hills Memorial Park, Snowdoun, AL, with Dr. Hayden Center officiating. Survivors include his wife, Imogene Benton; three daughters, Mrs. Vickey Sustar, Mrs. Teresa Tompkins and Mrs. Debra Hossmon, all of Montgomery, AL; three sisters, Mrs. Mary DeFee, Highland Home, AL, Mrs. Jewell V. Wilson, Montgomery, AL, Mrs. Betty Mims, Clanton, AL; two brothers, Wayne Benton, Mont- ? ornery, AL, Obie Benton, Nashville, N; four grandchildren. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the River Bend Baptist Church. Family and friends 'assembled CROSS, Mrs. Sue Ann Henderson, 45, died Thursday, March 10, 1988, in Dayton, OH. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 15, 1988, at 2 p.m. from the Gassett-Hudman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Cardwell officiating. Interment will be in Coosa River Cemetery with Gassett-Hudman Funeral Home directing. Survivors include three brothers, Benjamin H. Henderson and Bill Henderson, both of Montgomery, AL, James C. Henderson, Siloam Springs, AR; four sisters, Sarah Logan, Hampton, VA, Dorris Boyd, Carmichael, CA, Helen Lee, Montgomery, AL, Margie Gaffney, Little Rock, AR. Pallbearers will be Harry Logan, David Boyd, Wayne Henderson, Scott Lee, Craig Lee and Dennis Henderson. Donations may be made to the American Diabetic Society. Ridout's Ricky Post, Mgr. MIMS, Mr. Richard, 72, a resident of Rt. 4 Box 460-A, Prattville, AL, died Saturday, March 12, 1988, in a Montgomery hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 15, 1988, at 11 a.m. from Ridout's Prattville Chapel with Rev. Raymond Schneider officiating. Interment will be in Durden Cemetery with Ridout's Prattville Chapel directing. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eleanor G. Mims, Prattville, AL; two sons, Col. Tommy G. Smith, U.S. Army Italy, and Peyton O. Jones, Palm Bay, FL; two daughters, Keye S. Garber, Orlando, FL and Jene Goodman, Houston, TX; four sisters, Mrs. W. E. (Evalee) Dawson, 1 Mrs. John L. (Frances E.) Sexton, Mrs. Mozella Grooms Baker, all of Prattville, AL; Mrs. Charlie (Betty Jo) Williams, Knoxville, TN; six grandchildren; one great grandson; a number of nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers will be Michael Grooms, Tommy Grooms, Bub-ba Sexton, Larry Nelson, Homer Ray Nelson and Thomas Tidwell. Mr. Mims was a mason for 40 years and was retired ,from the U.S. Civil Service after 37 years jof service. The family will recieve 'friends at the funeral home Monday from 5:30 until 9 p.m. PITTMAN, Mrs. Mary Smith, a resident of 181 Northington St., Prattville, AL, died Saturday, March 12, 1988, in a Montgomery hospital after an extended ; illness. Graveside services were held Monday, March 14, 1988, at 2:30 p.m. from Oak Hill Cemetery, Prattville, AL with Rev. Fletcher Comer officiating. Ridout's Prattville Chapel directing. , Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. W. A. (Kathleen) Holm, Douglasville, GA; three grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. R. C. Scott, Shalimar, FL, Mrs. Francis Beaulieu, Mrs. R. H. Carter, both of Wetumpka, AL, Mrs. H. H. Pippins, Griffin, GA and Mrs. Curtis Herbert, Prattville, AL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to one's favorite charity. Mrs. Pittman was a native and lifelong resident of Prattville, AL. Active pallbearers were Paul Rutter, Curtis B. Herbert Jr., Phillip Pippins, Frank H. Johnson Jr., Micah Walls and Dennis Beaulieu. TERRELL, Mrs. Ruth F., 84, a resident ,of Magnolia Manor, Montgomery, AL, died Saturday, March 12, 1938, in Magnolia Manor Nursing Home. Graveside services were held Monday, March 1 14, 1988, at 2 p.m. from Memory Gardens Cemetery, Prattville, AL with Rev. Phillip Webb officiating and Ridout's Prattville Chapel directing. Survivors include one step-daughter, Belma Lingo, lEufaula, AL; one step-grandson, Richard Lingo, Eufaula, AL; four nephews, Kurt (Pete) Golson, Montgomery, AL, Ben Golson.St. Louis, MS, Charles For-tenberry, Fairfax, AL and George Tatum, Wetumpka, AL; one niece, Thelma Smith, Fairfax, AL and two step-great grandchildren.

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