February 11, 2009
MILLPORT, Ala. — Hazel B. Tellis, 78, died Feb. 6, 2009, at her residence. Services are Friday at noon at Mt. Olive MB Church in Millport with the Rev. Benny Henry officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation is Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Dowdle Funeral Home in Millport, and the body will be at the church Friday one hour prior to services at the church. Mrs. Tellis was born May 6, 1930, in Lowndes County to the late Will and Clara Poole Shirley. She was a retired factory worker and a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Tellis Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Faye Walker of Columbus; sons, Choice E. Tellis of Millport and Leroy Tellis Jr. of Ethelsville, Ala.; sister, Floy Kate Shirley of Steens; brother, Charles Shirley Sr. of Steens; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.