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Submitted by Queet Jaco:
From Enterprise, AL "The Southeast Sun", Wednesday, March 1, 2000:

WILLIE ALEXANDER
Mrs. Willie Alexander, 93, of Panama City, Fla. died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, in Panama City. Graveside services were conducted at Enterprise City Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Searcy Funeral Home.


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Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst :

RALPH BASTON

RALPH BASTON, 83

Collector

PLANT CITY -- Mr. Ralph Edge Baston of Plant City died of pneumonia Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) in Plant City. He was 83. Born in New Brockton, Ala., on Nov. 11, 1918, he came to Plant City from Alabama in 1929. He was a retired collector for TECO. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was past president of the Optimist Club and was a member of the Gaspar Camping Club. He was the training union superintendent at East Thonotosassa Baptist Church. He was an ordained deacon for 43 years and was a member of Eastside Baptist Church.
Mr. Baston is survived by his wife, Opal Baston; son, Oran Wade Baston; brother, Herbert Watkins; sister, Mavis Evers; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 this evening at Eastside Baptist Church, Calhoun Street, Plant City. Services will follow at 7 p.m. at the church.Haught Funeral Chapel, Plant City.


Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst :
BARBARA ANN BATES

BARBARA BATES, 54
Cypress Gardens CashierEAGLE LAKE -- Ms. Barbara Ann Bates of Eagle Lake died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) at Winter Haven Hospital. She was 54. Born in Opp, Ala., on Feb. 17, 1946, she came to Winter Haven 51 years ago. She was the head cashier at Cypress Gardens. She is survived by several nieces and nephews; and a godson. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, 645 W. Central Ave., Winter Haven. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel. Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home,


Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst :
JAMES EDWARD BEDSOLE

Wednesday, July 17, 2002JAMES BEDSOLE, 59
Electrician AUBURNDALE -- Mr. James Edward Bedsole of Auburndale died of heart disease Sunday (July 14, 2002) at Meadows at Garden Grove in Winter Haven. He was 59. Born in Lockhart, Ala., on Jan. 25, 1943, he came to Auburndale 40 years ago. He was an electrician for a citrus processing plant. He was of the Church of God faith. He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Bedsole, Lakeland, Jamie Bedsole, Tampa; son, Ricky Bedsole, Dunlap, Tenn.; mother, Gertrude Pierce, Grand Bay, Ala.; brothers, Ray Bedsole, Mulberry, Robert Bedsole, Lakeland, Donald Bedsole, Riverview; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Countryside Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Travelers Rest Cemetery in Laurel Hill.


Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst :
ILA MARIE BLANCHARD-THORNE

ILA BLANCHARD-THORNE, 74
Lake Wales Medical Center LAKE WALES -- Mrs. Ila Marie Blanchard-Thorne of Lake Wales died of congestive heart failure Saturday (Dec. 22, 2001) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was 74. Born in Samson, Ala., on Aug. 1, 1927, she came to Lake Wales from Elba, Ala., 49 years ago. She was a dietary assistant at Lake Wales Medical Center. She attended Revival Tabernacle. She is survived by her husband, Ted Thorne Jr.; daughters, Gail Weeks and Karen Whisler, both of Lake Wales, and Pamela Acreman, Winter Haven; son, Tommy Brooks, Lake Wales; brothers, John Wyrosdick, Haines City, Wayne Wyrosdick, Opp, Ala., and James Wyrosdick, Indianapolis; sisters, Joann Bess, Samson, Sue Haymon, Newton, Ala., Kate Free, Kingston, Ala., Lillian Smuthers, Morris, Ala., and Carrie Scott, Warner Robins, Ga.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Marion Nelson Funeral Home of Lake Wales.


Submitted by Phyllis J. K. Owens :
PJKO NOTE: 05/17/2008 Mrs. Burcham is the mother of one of my K-O Kids (Jimmy Burcham). Jimmy's status as a kind hearted, well-disciplined, mannerly, charismatic, responsible young man is a statement to this woman's abilities and stature as a wonderful mother. May God continue to Bless the Burcham family and keep them comforted in His powerful hands.

Rest in Heavenly Peace, Mrs. Burcham.
ROBIN LYNN BURCHAM

Robin Lynn Burcham, 53, of Enterprise, Ala., passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at her residence. Memorial services will be Thursday, May 15, 2008, at 7 p.m., at Open Door Baptist Church in Enterprise, Ala., with the Rev. John McCrummen and Elder David Reddick officiating and Robert Byrd directing. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to service time.

Mrs. Burcham was born on August 8, 1954 in St. Charles, Mo., and lived there the early years of her life. She married James of the U.S. Army in 1977 and lived in several places over the course of 23 years prior to moving to Enterprise, Ala., in 1998. She was employed with the post commissary and at the time of her death with Rite-Aid. Mrs. Burcham was a loving grandmother who greatly adored her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband James Burcham, U.S. Army Ret. 1st Sgt. of Enterprise, Ala.; three sons, Shawn Smith of San Francisco, Calif.; Jimmy Burcham of Pensacola, Fla.; Matt Burcham of Pasco, Wash.; two daughters, Chantell Mulder of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Michelle Boyce of Camas, Wash.; grandchildren, Ryan Mulder, Cason Boyce, Reece Boyce, Liam Boyce, Andreas Smith; brothers, Gary Lowery, Dennis Wiechens, Terry Wiechens, Bradley Wiechens, all of St. Charles, Mo.; sisters, Ramona King of St. Charles, Mo.; Cindy Duke of St. Charles, Mo.; Debbie Jimmerson of St. Louis, Mo.; Michelle Montijo of Austin, Texas.

Robert Byrd of Sunset Memorial Park, Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC, of Dothan, is in charge of arrangements. For complete up to date information please visit us at www.SunsetMemorialPark.com or call (334) 983-6604. Sign the guest book at www.eprisenow.com

Published in the Enterprise Ledger on 5/15/2008


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Submitted by Queet Jaco:

From Enterprise Alabama, "The Southeast Sun", Wednesday, February 16, 2000

NORMAN S. CARR

The Rev. Norman S. Carr, 63, of Enterprise died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in a Dothan hospital. Funeral Services were conducted from the First United Methodist Church. Arrangements were handled by Patterson-Sorrells Funeral Home.


Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst:
MARGARET LUDENE WHITEHURST COURTNEY CARAWAY

GENEVA - Mrs. Margaret Ludene Whitehurst Courtney Caraway of Geneva, Alabama passed away Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Wiregrass Medical Center, from complications with pneumonia. She was 84.

A private memorial service will be held in Frostproof, Florida, at a later date.

Mrs. Caraway was born August 13, 1924 in Coffee County, Alabama to the late John Joseph and Minnie LouElla Harris Whitehurst. Her favorite pastime was crocheting and she also enjoyed canning vegetables, just to share with family and friends. She enjoyed attending the Samson Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, two sons, Donnie Ray and William Paul Courtney, one daughter, JoAnn Courtney, her husband, Homer Caraway, three brothers, James, Grady and M.J. Whitehurst, as well as one sister, Bertie Mae Hubbard, all preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda (Milton) McKenzie and Connie Padgett all of Frostproof, FL; one sister, Bonnie Carter, Longwood, FL; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva, 334-684-9999, is in charge of arrangements. Express your condolences in our guest book at www.sorrellsfuneralhomes.com.




Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst :

WILLA I. HARRISON CLASBY

WILMA CLASBY, 71
Quality Control Inspector HAINES CITY -- Mrs. Wilma I. Harrison Clasby of Haines City died of heart failure Friday (March 29, 2002) at Winter Haven Hospital. She was 71. Born in Long Island, N.Y., on Oct. 3, 1930, she moved to Dundee from Lancaster, Ohio, 12 years ago. She was a quality control inspector in Ohio. She was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. She was a Presbyterian. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Jack Harrison. She is survived by her husband, Frank Clasby; daughters, Carol Conrad, Lancaster, Barbara Harrison, Canal Winchester, Ohio, Susan Harrison, Columbus, Ohio; son, Bruce Harrison, Warsaw, Ind.; sister, Shirley Gorton, Tulsa, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Johnson Funeral Home chapel.


Submitted by Phyllis J. K. Owens
PJKO 11/06/2006 NOTE: Mrs. Ellen was my friend and fellow volunteer at Pea River Historical and Genealogical Society. I will love and miss her always. Rest in Heavenly Peace, Mrs. Ellen.

Mrs. Ellen, my friend
ELLEN IRENE SPENCER ELDRIDGE COSTIGAN

Birth: Aug. 2, 1936, USA
Death: Oct. 28, 2006 Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama, USA


Submitted by Lynn Jones

From the Dothan Eagle, Friday, December 14, 2001
MARY EMILY COURSON
Mary Emily Courson, 71, of Midland City, formerly of Opp, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2001 in a Dothan hospital.
Funeral services for Mrs. Courson were held Saturday, December 8, 2001 at 10 a.m. from Wyatt Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Hall officiating.
Interment followed in Brooklyn Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, Dec. 7, 2001 from 6-8 p.m. at Wyatt Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Milton Road Residence, Adult Cerebral Palsy Residence, 2820 Milton Rd., Montgomery, AL, 36110.
Mrs. Courson was Baptist by faith and very dedicated to her family.
She was previously involved in the BPW and Band Boosters. She also enjoyed baking, sewing, and hand embroidering.
Mrs. Courson is survived by daughters, Mary Elizabeth Chance, Eufaula, Brenda Kathleen Hester, Midland City, Karen C. Bishop, Headland; sons Charles M. Courson, Biloxi, Miss., Steven R. Courson, Opp, and David J. Courson, Boca Raton, Fla.,; brothers, Bobby Johnson, Opp, Ala., Harry Johnson, Hacoda, Ala., and Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, Ga.; sisters, Betty Battle, Knoxville, Tenn,. Peggy Hudson, Montgomery, Pat Hodge, Elba, and Ann Crumpton, Montgomery; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild; and numerous neices and nephews.


Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst:
MARGARET LUDENE WHITEHURST COURTNEY CARAWAY

GENEVA - Mrs. Margaret Ludene Whitehurst Courtney Caraway of Geneva, Alabama passed away Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Wiregrass Medical Center, from complications with pneumonia. She was 84.

A private memorial service will be held in Frostproof, Florida, at a later date.

Mrs. Caraway was born August 13, 1924 in Coffee County, Alabama to the late John Joseph and Minnie LouElla Harris Whitehurst. Her favorite pastime was crocheting and she also enjoyed canning vegetables, just to share with family and friends. She enjoyed attending the Samson Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, two sons, Donnie Ray and William Paul Courtney, one daughter, JoAnn Courtney, her husband, Homer Caraway, three brothers, James, Grady and M.J. Whitehurst, as well as one sister, Bertie Mae Hubbard, all preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda (Milton) McKenzie and Connie Padgett all of Frostproof, FL; one sister, Bonnie Carter, Longwood, FL; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva, 334-684-9999, is in charge of arrangements. Express your condolences in our guest book at www.sorrellsfuneralhomes.com.




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LOUISE SALTER DANFORD

Birth: Sep. 5, 1926 Coffee County, Alabama, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 2009 Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida, USA

Louise Danford of Lake Wales passed away Friday, February 20, 2009 at the Life Care Center in Winter Haven. She was born September 5, 1926 in Coffee County, AL to the late Henry Matheny and Claudia M. (Banks) Salter; she came to Lake Wales 62 years ago from Coffee County, AL. She was retired from Mountain Lake and a member of the Golfview Baptist Church. She enjoyed taking care of, and spending time with, her family and reading her bible.

Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Foye Danford in 1985 and a son, Ellis Danford in 2007. Survivors include her daughter, Bobbie & Raulie Morse of Lakeland; son, Mike & Karen Danford of Lake Wales; daughter-in-law, Loretta Danford of Lee, FL; sisters, Betty Holbrook of Lake Wales and Nell Meeks of Enterprise, AL; 4 grandchildren, Renee Smalley of Sebring, Janelle Storck of Arden, VA, Burt Morse of Lakeland and Erika Danford of Wesley Chapel; 5 great-grandchildren, Payton Smalley, Taylor Storck, Katie Storck, Eli Storck and the late Jacob Storck.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, February 23, 2009 at the Lake Wales Cemetery in Lake Wales with Rev. David Tucker officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Lake Wales Care Center.


Submitted by Lee Daughtry :

JOHN D. DAUGHTRY

John D. Daughtry September 21, 1916 - May 19, 2004 PHENIX CITY, AL - John D. Daughtry, 87, of Phenix City, Ala., passed away on Wednesday, May 19, at Phenix City Health Care. Memorial service will be held 1 p.m. EST Saturday, May 22, at Vance Memorial Chapel, Phenix City, with the Rev. David Howl officiating. The family will greet friends after the memorial service, according to Vance Memorial Chapel, Phenix City. Mr. Daughtry was born Sept. 21, 1916 in Coffee County, Ala., son of Nall Daughtry and Mandy Preachers Daughtry. He was married to the late Rochelle Norris Daughtry. He was a member of Golden Acres Assembly of God Church. He was a member of the Senior Citizens at the YMCA and a member of the AARP. He was a retired textile worker. Mr. Daughtry was preceded in death by two brothers, William L. Daughtry and J.N. Daughtry; four sisters, Dulcey Norris, Lillian Blair, Jennie B. Crosby and Ruby Lee Norris. Survivors include two daughters, Dale Brown and husband, Johnny Mack, of Phenix City; Jimmie Baker of Phenix City; three sons, Don Daughtry and wife, Beverly, of Pine Mountain, Ga.; Jerry Daughtry and wife, Sandra, of Ft. Mitchell, Ala.; Roger Daughtry and wife, Shirley, of Paxton, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Annie White; Dwayne Daughtry; Michelle Dunn; Jeff Baker; Greg Brown; Donna Brown; Clay Daughtry; LaJeana Terrell; Tracy McVay; eight great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Vista Care Hospice, 1604 Broad Street, Phenix City, AL 36867.


Submitted by Queet Jaco:
JAMES DAVIS

James Davis, 73, of New Brocton died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, in a Dothan hospital. Funeral services were conducted from Goodman Baptist Church. Arrangements were handled by Searcy Funeral Home.


Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst :
JOHN DAVIS

JOHN DAVIS, 74

General Foods

AUBURNDALE -- Mr. John H. Davis of Auburndale died of kidney failure Wednesday (Aug. 28, 2002) at Integrated Health Services in Auburndale. He was 74.

Born in Escambia County, Ala., on Aug. 1, 1928, he came to Auburndale in 1945. He was a refrigeration technician for General Foods. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 135 in Auburndale. He was a member of Lena Vista Baptist Church in Auburndale.

Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Sara Davis; sons, JohnnyLee Davis, Timothy Ross Davis, both of Auburndale; sisters, Sarah Johnson, Gladys Ennis, both of Auburndale, Vera Musgrove, Winter Haven; half-brother, James O. Davis, Auburndale; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Kersey Funeral Home, 108 E. Lake Stella Drive, Auburndale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel.



DAVID ALLEN DUNKIN
Submitted by Phyllis J. K. "Sis" Owens :

NOTE: David Dunkin was a long time customer and friend of mine. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family on the untimely death of this young man. I always enjoyed our conversations and games of pool together. I'll miss our low rider hydraulics dance that we created years ago when we were both much younger and more agile. *snickers* He was a kind and courteous young man. I will love and miss my friend forever. Rest in Heavenly Peace, my friend David.


Birth: Jan. 9, 1978, Longview, Gregg County, Texas
Death: Jun. 17, 2009 (Dale or Houston County) Alabama

Mr. David Allen Dunkin of Ozark died Thursday, June 17, 2009. He was 31.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2009, at the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with the Rev. Boyd Hartzog officiating. Burial will follow in Daleville Memorial Gardens with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be held at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home Friday, June 19, 2009, from 6-8 p.m. David was born Jan. 9, 1978, in Longview, Texas, son of Mary and James Henry Dunkin Sr. He was employed with Bobby Adkinson as a framer. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cullen Dunkin, Gracie Bauer, Frank Bauer and James Otha Dunkin.
Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Gina Dunkin of Ozark; two sons, Cody Long and Dalton Myers both of Ozark; father, James Henry Dunkin Sr. of Daleville; mother, Mary (Jerry) Dumas, of Newton; three sisters, Priscilla (Jason Testerman) Dunkin of Midland City, Haley Dumas of Selma and Amanda Dumas of Randolph; one brother, James "J.R." (Charlene Phillips) Dunkin Jr. of Daleville; grandmother, Velma Dunkin of Centreville; sister-in-law, Casey Dunkin of Centreville; three nephews and four nieces.
Serving as pallbearers will be Timothy Lance, Aaron Lemonte, Bobby Adkinson, Marcus Murphy, Kevin Deese and Chris Hirsch. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Testerman, Joe Droddy Jr. and Nathaniel Tripp.
Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home in Ozark, (334) 774-4551, is in charge of arrangements.


Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst :
REV. JOHN L. DuRANT

JOHN DuRANT, 81
Minister FROSTPROOF -- The Rev. John L. DuRant of Frostproof died Friday (Dec. 29, 2000) at his home. He was 81. Born in Opp, Ala., on June 26, 1919, he came to Frostproof from Daytona Beach in 1981. He was a minister and teacher at the First Baptist Church of Frostproof. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was an Air Force veteran and served in World War II.He is survived by his wife, Bernice DuRant; brothers, Philip DuRant, Black, Ala., Thomas DuRant, Geneva, Ala.; sister, Sarah Brooks, Goose Creek, S.C.Visitation will be this afternoon from 2 to 4 at the First Baptist Church of Frostproof. A service will be held at 3 p.m.Marion Nelson Funeral Home.


Submitted by Phyllis J. K. Owens :
JIM DYAR

Jim Dyar, 61, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Enterprise, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2005 at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Wash. Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m., EDT, Tuesday, July 12. at First Baptist Church of Concord, Farragut, Tenn. with Rev. Doug Sager officiating and Click Funeral Home, Farragut Chapel directing. The family will receive friends at the church at the conclusion of the funeral service. The family will receive friends at Searcy Funeral Home, Enterprise, from 9:00 until 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 14. Graveside services will follow at 11:00 a.m., at Meadowlawn Cemetery in Enterprise with Dr. G. Lance Hogan officiating and Searcy Funeral Home directing. Jim coached football at Iowa State University, University of Pittsburg, and University of Tennessee and has remained in close contact with many of his former players. After retiring from coaching, he became an agent with State Farm Insurance in Knoxville where he has operated his agency since 1980. He was involved in coaching several youth programs in the Knoxville area. Along with his family, Jim was a member of First Baptist Church of Concord. The family request the omission of flowers with memorials to: Tennessee Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 404 BNA Drive, Suite 102, Nashville, TN 37217-2571. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, J. Guy and Eleanor Searcy Dyar. Survivors include his wife Charlie Ruth Dyar, Knoxville, Tenn.; 3 sons and a daughter-in-law, David Dyar, Houston, Texas, Wade and Jody Dyar, Chattanooga, Tenn., Zachary Dyar, Knoxville, Tenn.; 4 grandchildren, Kayla and Morgan Dyar, Chattanooga, Tenn., Nicholas and Nathan Dyar, Chattanooga, Tenn.; sister and brother-in-law, Jacquelyn and Harrell Thompson; the mother of David and Wade, Nancy Dyar; several nieces and nephews.


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Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst :
DESEREE PEARL BAKER FOSTER

DESEREE FOSTER, 89
Adams Packing HOUMA, La. -- Mrs. Deseree Pearl Foster of Houma, La., formerly of Auburndale, died Thursday (Feb. 15, 2001) in Houma. She was 89. Born in Opp, Ala., on June 27, 1911, she moved to Louisiana from Auburndale 10 years ago. She was employed by Adams Packing. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gasque Foster. She is survived by her daughters, Imelda Dickerson, Auburndale, Archlene Daigle, Houma, Linda Stettler and Peggy Mas, both of Houston, Martha Vinyard, Fort Myers, and Rhonda Smiley, Lake Wales; son, Danny Foster, Lake Wales; brother, Willie Baker, Lake Wales; sisters, Ruby Skipper and Mary McDaniel, both of Andalusia, Ala.; 26 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Auburndale. Steele's Family Funeral Services.


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Submitted by Sylvia Schafer:

CATHERINE HILDRETH GARLICK

Catherine Hildreth Garlick, 90, of Milford, CT, passed away after a brief illness on July 12, 2011. Daughter of the late Pearl Cotton and the Rev. Edward Homer Hildreth of Enterprise, AL, Catherine was born in Columbus, GA, and was a graduate of Southeastern Bible Institute in Atlanta, GA. Her maternal grandparents were Charlie Dale Cotton and Eula Jane Belcher; her paternal grandparents were Robert Henry Jackson Hildreth and Julia Spikes Hamner. Catherine was predeceased by half-brothers and sister, Early, Roscoe, William, Roy, Fletcher, Fred, and Mattie. She was predeceased also by Raymond Garlick, her husband of 47 years, her baby sister, Joanne, brothers Wilson and Donald Hildreth, and is survived by her sisters, Melba Baenen, Genelle Schafer, and brother Charles Hildreth of Florida, eleven children, Catherine Hildreth-Reed and Evelyn Turner of Milford, Christine Garlick, Joanne Kirby, Pamela Nicholson, Raymond, Donald, Daniel, and Michael Garlick of Florida, Timothy Garlick of Tennessee, Marianne Downey of California, 31 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and nieces Sylvia, Virginia, Joyce; Sheila Ann Dolan of Winnipeg, Canada; and nephews Byron, and Ronald. A Memorial Service was held on Sunday, July 17th at 11:00am at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St, Milford, CT 06460. She was interred in Williamstown, NY.

Submitted by Barbara A. Harrison-Hurst:



EARLINE P. GARMAN

EARLINE P. GARMAN, 86

WINTER HAVEN - Earline P. Garman, 86, passed away 7/30/09 of heart failure.

She moved here in 1952 from Enterprise, Alabama. She was a member and Sunday School teacher of Beymer United Methodist Church, Winter Haven. She was a volunteer at Winter Haven Hospital and American Red Cross.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Garman, Sr (2005).

She is survived by son, Charles R. Garman - St. Augustine, FL; stepson, Gregory Garman - Cocoa, FL; daughter, Sharon Saunders - Ponce Inlet, FL; stepdaughter, Linda Foss - Tampa, FL, sister, Era Corene Danehower - Springfield, VA; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Visitation 5-8pm Monday at Crisp-Coon Funeral Chapel. Service Tuesday, Aug. 4th at 11 am at Beymer United Methodist Church - Winter Haven. Burial at Rolling Hills Cemetery in Winter Haven. In lieu of flowers to Beymer United Methodist Church Trust Fund.


Submitted by Phyllis J. K. "Sis" Owens:
NOTE: Mr. Garth was originally from Morgan County, Alabama. Rest in Heavenly Peace, Fellow Morgan Countian.....


BENJAMIN FRANKLIN GARTH


Professor B. F. Garth formerly of Enterprise, AL passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 3, 2010 in Presbyterian Village, Austell GA. He was 94. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 9 at Pleasant Shade Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop Carl McComb officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 8, at 1:00 p.m. at Sconiers Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday. Sconiers Funeral Home, (334) 347-2371, is in charge of arrangements.



Community Mourns Loss of Educator, Volunteer
Oct 6 2010 12:00AM
By Carly Omenhiser, Sun Staff Writer

With 42 years in education and countless hours of community service, the late Benjamin Franklin Garth made a difference in many lives in the Wiregrass and beyond.

The longtime educator and civic leader died in Presbyterian Village in Austell, Georgia on October 3. He was 94.

Garth served as principal of then Coffee County Training School and later Coppinville High School and Coppinville Junior High School beginning in 1948.

He retired from education in 1983.

Z.I. Fleming, Jr., who was also a student of Garth's, took over as principal of Coppinville after his retirement -- a job he says he wouldn't of had without the encouragement, support and sometimes pushing of B.F. Garth.

"I always give him credit for me having a college education. He encouraged me in the way I needed to be encouraged," Fleming said. "He would tell me ‘I can help you get in school, but you're too sorry to stay in' and that challenged me and made me want to succeed even more."

Once Fleming graduated from Alabama State University, Garth offered him a job as a teacher and would later took his place as principal.

"He was a leader who had ideas beyond his time," Fleming said, adding Garth conceptualized and developed many programs and made them work for the students and teachers of Coppinville.

He was influential in the expansion of Coppinville High School when it built a new, modern brick building in 1960 for more classrooms, laboratory space and shop space.

Under the leadership of Garth, the school was accredited by the Association of Schools and Colleges for Accreditation in 1963. New programs and departments were also added in 1965 including reading, art, auto mechanics, special education, office practice and music appreciation.

The much-admired and respected Garth was honored during a 2002 appreciation program at the Enterprise Civic Center.

It was at this celebration of his life's work, where then mayor Tim Alford pronounced January 31, 2002 at B.F. Garth Day.

Alford said Garth provided leadership, vision and initiative that earned him a reputation as a guide and role model to people of all ages as to the value of hard enthusiastic and loyal work.

In a city proclamation, Garth says, "It is always an honor to work with active, concerned people to solve the complex problems that confront the poor, near-poor and elderly in their daily struggle to survive. Always remember, you may well be the person that God has chosen to deliver His blessings to His people."

Garth was also presented a certificate of recognition by then governor Don Siegelman, commending Garth on his admirable work in helping to better the lives of fellow citizens.

Garth was a charter member of the Human Resources Development Corporation Board of Directors, and served as chairman for at least 28 years.

He was also a charter member and board member of several other organization including the Organized Community Action Program, Southeaster Association of Community Action Agencies and National Association of Community Action Agencies, the Southeast Alabama Regional Planning and Development Corporation, the Southeast Alabama Regional Council on Aging, the Pea River Historical and Genealogical Society and many others.

After the integration of schools in 1969, Garth created the Coffee County Training School and Coppinville High School Alumni Association. He worked to locate members of each class from 1931 until 1969.

"We thought is was important to do that and he participated until his health prevented him to do so," Fleming said.

Garth also served as a Deacon and Sunday school teacher at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church for many years.

He is the son of the late William Richmond and Nettie Lou Sims Garth, and widower of another longtime educator Gwendolyn Sharply Garth.

The two have a scholarship named in their honor, the B.F. and Gwendolyn Garth Scholarship, awarded based on financial need and academic promise.

The couple have a daughter and son-in-law Benita and Dr. John Sills and two grandchildren Marshall and Karean Sills.

The funeral services will be Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Shade Missionary Baptist Church and will be officiated by Bishop Carl McComb. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. at Sconiers Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 8, 2010.
©Southeast Sun 2010




Submitted by Phyllis J. K. "Sis" Owens:
NOTE: Mr. Gonzalez is my sister Vonnie's father-in-law.
Rest in Heavenly Peace, Sir.
Mr. Gonzalez was preceded in death by his parents, one son (David Gonzalez), one grandson, and one son-in-law.


DELFINO GONZALEZ


Delfino Gonzalez, 77, of County Road 528, Elba, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009, at Flowers Hospital after a brief illness. He was 77.
A funeral mass will be said at 11 a.m. Monday from the Sorrells Funeral Home Chapel with Father Sanchez officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethany Baptist Church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 5 until 7 p.m.
Mr. Gonzalez was born December 24, 1931, in Almoloya, Mexico. He was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include his wife, Petra (nee: Escamillia) Gonzalez, Elba; three daughters, Mirella Vasquez, Galvaston, Texas, Rebecca Esquivel, Garland, Texas, Rosa Gonzalez, Enterprise; four sons, Raul Gonzalez, LaCross, Ind., Jose Gonzalez, Harrington, Del., Roberto Gonzalez, and Arturo Gonzalez both of Enterprise; two sisters and eight brothers; 16 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.




Submitted by Christine GRIMES Thacker:

Enterprise Ledger 5/30/1979:
ANNIE GRIMES

Furneral services for Mrs. ANNIE GRIMES, 84, of Route 1,Enterprise will be held at 3 pm Thursday from the Holloway Tabernacle assembly of God Church with the Revs. Nicky Senn and Buford Bradley officiating. Burial will follow in the Asbury Cemetery with Searcy's Brown-Service Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Grimes died Tuesday in Coffee General Hospital. She will lie in state at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maudie Grimes, until one hour prior to funeral time when she will be taken to the church,Survivors include her husband, JOHN F. GRIMES: two daughters, Mrs Maudie Grimes and Mrs Pearl Alberson: two sons, Ray Grimes and Johnnie P. Grimes, all of Enterprise; one sister, Mrs. Mary Tindle of New Brocton; one brother, Henry Holt of Norton, Ohio; six grandchildren and 10 grea-grandchildren.


Submitted by Christine GRIMES Thacker:
Montgomery Advertiser 12/1/1943:

JAMES FRANKLIN GRIMES

Grimes, James Franklin, 68 retired farmer of Coffee Springs,died in an Enterprise hospital Tuesday following a 10-day illness. Surviving are his widow: two sons, Dr. Dewey Grimes of Miami, Fla., and Dr. Ohman Grimes, of Gadsden: two daughters, Mrs Eula Haley, of Gadsden, and Mrs Childs, Montgomery, and several grandchildren. Funeral was held from Coffee Springs Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon with his son-in-law, the Rev. Childs of Montgomery and Rev. White, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the local cemetery, Searcy in charge.
CGT NOTES: This is son of John T. Grimes & Hettie Norwood Grimes; grandson of Felix K. Grimes; great grandson of John & Catharine Grimes.


Submitted by Christine GRIMES Thacker:
Montgomery Advertiser June 29, 1955:
JOHN W. GRIMES

Grimes John W. 67 died at an Enterprise hospital Tuesday. Surviving are his widow Mrs Annie Lee Grimes,ELBA,:two sons Hayward and John of Elba,Dau Sue Mitchum of Roanoke; three brothers: Gus, R.L., Mace; two sisters: Mrs. Francis Williams, Enterprise and Mrs. Gussie Rhodes of Birmingham. Funeral service was held today at 2:pm from Bethany Church with the Rev. Jim Morrow and the Rev. Ira Watson officating. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Hayes Funeral Home directing.


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Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst :
EURIE HARRISON

EURIE HARRISON, 83
Maintenance Worker PLANT CITY -- Mr. Eurie "A.D." Harrison of Plant City died of cancer Saturday (July 6, 2002) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was 83; born in Clay County, Ala., on Jan. 13, 1919. He came to Plant City from Clay County, Ala., in 1942. He was a maintenance worker. He attended Trinity Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Harrison. He is survived by his sons, Charles Harrison, Mulberry, Jim Harrison, Plant City, Ervin Harrison, Huber Springs, Ariz.; daughters, Mary LaRose, Huber Springs, Nadine Bradley, Lakeland, Dorothy Harrison, Perry, Joy Taber, Lakeland; brothers, Shannon Harrison, Ceres, Calif., Edsel Harrison, Medesto, Calif.; sisters, Loett Davis, Attalla, Ala., Martha Powell, Elkhart, Texas, Zelma Osteen, Live Oak; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Lanier Funeral Home.! Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst :
LaDONNA “DONNIE” HARRISON

LaDONNA HARRISON, 72
Grocery Store Operator BARTOW -- Mrs. LaDonna "Donnie" Harrison of Bartow died Wednesday (Jan. 10, 2001) at Winter Haven Hospital. She was 72. Born in Bartow on Dec. 26, 1928, she was a lifelong resident. She was a fruit packer for Lake Garfield Packing House. She and her husband operated Harrison Grocery Store in Lake Garfield for seven years. She was a member of Blessed Assurance Temple, Bartow. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Raymond Harrison. She is survived by her daughters, Joan Johnson, Eagle Lake, Shirley Sansom, Opp, Ala., and Charlene Ward, Bartow; sons, Charles D. Harrison, Robert N. Harrison and Winferd Harrison, all of Bartow; sisters, Katherine Daughtrey, Groveland, Marie Russell, Thomasville, Ga., Dot Starling, Dunn, N.C., Margaret Starling, Mulberry, and Melba Starling, Pembroke Pines; brothers, Charles Starling, Webster, Kenneth Starling, Theodore, Ala., and L.C. Starling, Winter Haven; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, 650 E. Main St., Bartow. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel.


Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst :
REBA TAYLOR HARRISON

REBA HARRISON, 71
Medical Records Supervisor BARTOW -- Mrs. Reba T. Harrison of Bartow died following a stroke Monday (Feb. 25, 2002) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was 71. Born in Wataugo County, N.C., on June 26, 1930, she later came to Bartow. She was a medical records supervisor. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Bartow. She is survived by her husband, James A. Harrison Sr.; sons, James Harrison Jr., Bartow, Jerry E. Harrison, Lake Buffum, Dennis O. Harrison, Lakeland, Glenn Harrison, Bartow; daughter, Rita Dianne Hill, Plant City; brother, Bill Taylor, Ocala; sisters, Sybil Barlowe, North Carolina, Mignon Vance, Bartow; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God, 915 S. Broadway, Bartow.

NOTE: "Bud" Harrison is the son of Melvin Washington Harrison who married Savina Creech.


Submitted by Phyllis J. K. Owens :
CHRISTA UHRIG HATTAWAY

Mrs. Christa Hattaway, of Pinewood Drive, Enterprise, Alabama passed away, Thursday night, July 7, 2005 in the Medical Center Enterprise after a brief illness. She was 71. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 9 from the Patterson-Sorrells Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Howard Moore officiating. Burial followed in the Meadowlawn Cemetery with Patterson-Sorrells Funeral Home directing. The family received friends at the funeral home from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 9. Mrs. Hattaway was born November 9, 1933 in the Republic of West Germany to the late Alois Uhrig and Margarette Anschiz. She was a loving wife, a devoted mother and a caring grandmother who loved to knit and sew. She will be dearly missed. Survivors include her husband, Clinton Hattaway, Enterprise; one son, Wayne Hattaway (Lissa), Chancellor; two grandchildren, Destiny and Skylar Hattaway.


Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst :
LORENE HARRISON HEAD

LORENE HEAD, 68
Maas Bros. LAKELAND -- Mrs. Lorene Head of Lakeland died Sunday (Jan. 14, 2001) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was 68. Born in Opp, Ala., on Dec. 20, 1932, she came to Lakeland from Clermont in the 1950s. She was a cosmetician for Maas Bros. She was a Protestant. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Head; son, Jimmy Wayne Lipham (now deceased) Lakeland; sisters, Barbara Harrison Hurst and Carolyn Harrison Moore, both of Lakeland, Marjorie Harrison Lumley, Haines City, Helen Harrison Cole Bowden, Sorrento, Jean Harrison Blanchard, Old Town, and Patsy Harrison Judd, Dalton, Ga.; four grandchildren. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Lanier Funeral Home, 717 W. Griffin Road, Lakeland.
Note: Sister of submitter. Our condolences, Barbara.
Father: Louie D. Harrison
Mother: Allie Vernelle Harrison


Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst :
EDWARD T. HELMS

EDWARD HELMS, 80
City of Winter Haven EAGLE LAKE -- Mr. Edward T. Helms of Eagle Lake died of heart disease Saturday (Dec. 8, 2001) at Palm Garden Nursing Home. He was 80. Born in Opp, Ala., on Aug. 2, 1921, he came to Eagle Lake from Alabama in the 1940s. He was a water superintendent for the city of Winter Haven. He is survived by his sons, Roger Helms, Eagle Lake, and Tommy Helms, Lakeland; daughters, Sharon Welch and Sandra Steadman, both of Eagle Lake; brother, Kenneth Helms, Birmingham, Ala.; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Auburndale. Services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


Submitted by Àndreà Josephine HICKMAN-Figueroa:

JOHN H. HICKMAN

The Elba Clipper
Elba, Alabama
Thursday March 12th, 1925
Vol. XXVIII
Number 38
Page 1

Obituary of John H. Hickman

Whereas it has pleased the Grand Master of the Universe to call from labor to refreshment our beloved brother, John H. Hickman, of Lewis Mill Lodge No. 276, A.F. and A. M:, and,
Whereas, we wish to express our esteem and respect as brother Masons in memory of this deceased brother-

Therefore, be it resolved:
1. That there be spread on the minutes of the Lodge the following; Brother Hickman was born on May 20, 1850; he was married to Miss Margaret Ann Matthews on December 14, 1871 in Pike County, Alabama. His widow and four children survive him. His children are; H.A. Hickman, Asberry Hickman, Mrs. Florence Hickman Tucker, Mrs. Fanny Hickman Robennet.

Brother Hickman was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church for forty years. He died on January 27, 1925 and was buried at Shady Grove on January 29, 1925 . Elder Pinchard preached the funeral sermon.

Brother Hickman was initiated on February 11, 1911, passed to the degree of Fellowcraft on March 11, 1911 and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on April 8, 1911. He was buried with the usual masonic honors.

Brother Hickman lived a just and upright Mason, displaying in his life and conduct the principles of Free Masonary. While we drop a sympathetic tear, we rejoice in the thought that he has gone to that reward above in that eternal Lodge and that house not made with hands.

2. That this resolution be published in the County papers and a copy given to Mrs. Hickman and family.

Done by order of the Lodge.
G.T. Willis
C.W. Ammois
R.E. Lee
Committee


The Elba Clipper
Elba, Alabama
19 February 1925
Vol. XXVIII Number 35 page 2
Card of Thanks
We take this method of thanking those of this community who were so kind to us during the sickness and death of our husband and father.

Also, do we thank Mr. Dan Prescott and family for their kindness, and Aunt Jane Modlin and Uncle Thomas McCoy. May they also be remembered.

Mrs. J.H. Hickman,
And children.


Submitted by Àndreà Josephine HICKMAN-Figueroa:
MRS. JUETTE HICKMAN

The Elba Clipper
Elba, Alabama
Thursday July 19, 1946

Funeral Service for Mrs. Juette Hickman held at Kinston Church

Funeral services for Mrs. Juette Hickman was held Sunday afternoon, July 14, at the Assembly of God Church in Kinston. Interman in Kinston Cemetery. Rev. J.C. Thames, pastor of Assembly of God in Opp, was the officiating minister, assisted by Rev. M.O. Bruce, pastor of the local Assembly of God Church, and Rev. Earnest Sumrall, pastor of Stone Church in Chicago, Ill. Music and singing by local church choir.

Mrs. Hickman was born Nov. 15, 1878 and went to be with her Lord on the morning of July 12, 1946. She is survived by two sons: Rev O.C. Hickman, Millport, Alabama and Rev. A.T. Hickman, Clanton; three grandchildren: Andrew James Hickman of Clanton, Mrs. Garlon Rhodes of Kinston, and Gertrude Hickman of Millport; three great-grandchildren: Ralph, Ray and Shirah Faye Rhodes, all of Kinston; two sisters: Mrs. Clara Garrett, of Bonifay, Florida and Miss Susie Johnson, of Elba; two brothers-in-law: Osburn Hickman, Opp and Asbury Hickman, Dothan; one sister-in-law: Mrs. Roy Robinett, of Dothan, and a host of nephews and nieces.

Mrs. Hickman was born and reared in Coffee County, where she spent most of her life. She was the widow of Tommy Wilburn Hickman and the daughter of the late I.Daniel Johnson and Martha McWaters Johnson. At the time of her death, she was living at Millport. She accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour many years ago, was baptised and became a member of the Assembly of God Church. Her conseration to God was manifested by her unselfish life and her willingness at all times to serve others. Her personal services rendered to thousands down the pathway of life will not soon be forgotten. She contributed much to the world, the church and to her Kingdom of Christ on earth. Her greatest contribution lies in her two sonsmwho are both ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and, who have for more than a quarter of a century, preached the Gospel of Christ and His Kingdom across the Southland and to the borders beyond. It can easily be said that she fought a goodfight of faith, for her firm faith in the Lord, and her testimony enriched the lives of those who knew her. The Scripture has been fulfilled in her death, "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours, and their works do follow them."

The body was carried to its resting place by the hands of pallbearers made up from the great host of nephews, as follows: Robert Garrett, of Bonifay; Loyd Hickman, Ewell Hickman, Gary Hickman, all of Dothan; Carlton Free and Clarence Hickman, both of Opp. The great showers of flowers was carried by the flower girls made up from the host of nieces. Old friends and new ones filed by to view the remains as the church choir sang softly, "I Will Meet You in the Morning." --contributed.


Submitted by Barbara A. Harrison Hurst:
EUNICE "LORENE" HINES

EUNICE "LORENE" HINES, 84
Secretary

HAINES CITY - Eunice "Lorene" Hines, 84, of Haines City, FL passed away on December 4, 2009 due to heart failure.

She was born November 23, 1925 in Opp, Covington County, Alabama and moved to Haines City some 20 years ago from Tampa, FL. Lorene was a secretary by trade working for an import company as well as in education, she was a member of Central Church of Christ, Haines City and she loved to bowl.

Lorene is predeceased by her husband, L.F. Hines and she is survived by her children, David Wayne Hines of Lexington, SC, Allen Lawrence Hines of Ft. Meyers, FL, Reginald Lee Hines of Spring Hill, FL, Richard Keith Hines of Ft. Meyers; sister, Louise Gale of Haines City; Erby Cheat-ham of Oklahoma City, OK; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be Saturday, 12/5/09 at 4 pm Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Haines City, FL. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Central Church of Christ, Hilltop Academy, 1232 Robinson Dr., Haines City, FL 33844.


Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst :
PEARLIE HUGGINS

PEARLIE HUGGINS, 72
Homemaker

LITHIA -- Mrs. Pearlie Huggins of Lithia, formerly of Mulberry, died of cancer Wednesday (Aug. 28, 2002) at home. She was 72.

Born in Dothan, Ala., on July 8, 1930, she moved to Lithia from Mulberry 42 years ago. She was a homemaker. She was a Baptist.

Mrs. Huggins was preceded in death by her husband, L.C. Huggins. She is survived by her son, Henry Huggins, Lithia; daughters, Hilda P. Lee, Live Oak, Harriett Miller, Lithia, Angie Bridges, Deatsville, Ala.; brother, Bill Carr, Ozark, Ala.; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3 to 4 this afternoon at A.M. Seigler Funeral Home, State Road 60 E., Mulberry. Services will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.


Submitted by Phyllis J. K. Owens:
CHARLES EARL HUNDLEY



Mr. Charles Earl Hundley, 86, of Fayetteville, Georgia, and formerly of Enterprise, died on Monday, October 15, 2007, in Riverdale, Georgia.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, October 19, 2007, from the chapel of Providence Funeral Home with Dr. G. Lance Hogan officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowlawn cemetery with Providence Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 18, 2007, from 5 until 7 p.m.

Mr. Hundley was known to many as "The Voice of the Wildcats," from 1957 until 1987. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Resource Center, P.O. Box 1170, Dothan, AL 36302.

Survivors include his wife, Lanell Hundley, Fayetteville, Ga.; three daughters, Barbara Hundley, Fayetteville, Ga., Sandra Landrum, Alexander City, and Charlene Smith, Ozark, Mo.; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren.

William Searcy of Providence Funeral Home, (334) 393-2273, is in charge of arrangements.

  • NOTE: Charles Earl Hundley was born March 18, 1921 to Earlie Clemens Hundley and Lula Lee Moore Hundley. Mr. Charles was married to Lanell Ethridge Hundley. Mr. Charles passed to keep his appointment with God on October 15, 2007.

    Earlie Clemens Hundley was born June 21, 1897 and died February 11, 1943. Lula Lee Moore Hundley was born June 9, 1893 and died October 29, 1985. They married January 27, 1917.

    Mrs. Lanell was born on December 9, 1926 to Otis and Lorene Ellis Ethridge. She passed on February 16, 2009 to keep her appointment with God one year, four months and one day after Mr. Charles kept his appointment with God.

    Mr. Charles' paternal grandparents are Alonzo Turner Hundley (born October 9, 1870 and died February 17, 1957) and Martha Elizabeth "Nurse" Hornsby Hundley (born February 11, 1873 and died February 1, 1940--married January 26, 1895).

    Mr. Charles' maternal grandparents are Charles Perry Moore and Mary Lou Caraway Moore.

    Rest in Heavenly Peace, Mr. Charles.

  • NOTE: Mr. Charles volunteered with the Pea River Historical and Genalogical Society while he lived in Enterprise.


Submitted by Phyllis J. K. Owens:
LANELL ETHRIDGE HUNDLEY


Graveside services for Lanell Ethridge Hundley, 82, of Fayetteville, Georgia, formerly of Enterprise, were at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 21, 2009 at Meadowlawn Cemetery with Dr. G. Lance Hogan officiating.

Burial followed with Searcy Funeral Home and Crematory directing.

The family request in lieu of flowers memorials be made to: SW Christian Care Hospice, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, Georgia 30291.

Mrs. Hundley was called home by God on February 16, 2009. She was the daughter of Otis and Lorene Ellis Ethridge of Dothan. She was a member of the Enterprise Pilot Club and Bullard Chapter of the Order of Eastern Stars. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Earl Hundley.

Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Hundley of Fayetteville, Sandra Landrum of Alexander City and Charlene Smith of Ozark, Mo; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four sisters and two brothers.

Obituary from Southeast Sun.


Submitted by Christine GRIMES Thacker:
The Advertiser, Montgomery , Al. Feb. 23, 1993
MYRTLE ELISE HUTCHISON

HUTCHISON, Myrtle Elise, 77, a resident of Route 3 Box 280, Elba Al., died Monday, February 22, 1993, at Elba General Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 24,1993, at 11:00a.m. from Hayes Funreral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Hagler and Rev. Johnny Padalino officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Elba, Al. with Hayes Funeral Home directing. Survivors include four daughters, Peggy Cain, Elba, Al., Annette Kelly, Elba, Al., Elizabeth Hutchison, Elba,Al. and Jeanette Johnson, Montgomery,Al.; two sons, William Erskine Hutchison, Laural Hill, Fl. and David Hutchison, Mobile,Al. : three sisters, Miriam Garner, Ariton,Al., Florence Morris, Birmingham, Al., and Betty Zeitvogel, Panama City Fl.; one brother, Harold Grimes, Ozark, Al.; 13 grandchildren; 21 Ggrandchildren. Serving as Pallbearers will be Scotty Cain, Ken Johnson, Randy Miller, Tom Hutchison, Tim Hutchison, Mickey Murden, and David Sasser.

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Submitted by Queet Jaco:
DAVID HENRY JAMES JR.

David Henry James Jr., 70, of Enterprise died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at home. Funeral services were conducted from the chapel of Searcy Funeral Home. Arrangements were handled by Searcy Funeral Home.


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Submitted by Phyllis J. K. Owens :
BERNARD KAIN

Bernard Kain, age 88, of Enterprise, died Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at his home in Enterprise.Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Searcy Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Surviving are his wife, Jane Kain, Enterprise, one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Frank Kujawski, Enterprise; one son, Lawrence Kain, Pittsburg, Pa; two grandchildren, Kevin Kujawski and his wife, Cindy, Bloomington, Minn.; Felicia Ove and her husband, Tom, Panama City, Fla.; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Virginia Kain, Wheeling, W. Va.; several nieces and nephews.


Submitted by Christine GRIMES Thacker:
The Dothan Eagle Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001
ANETTE KELLEY

Annette KELLEY, 58 of Elba, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2001, at Elba General Hospital in Elba. Funeral services will be held at Hayes Funeral Home Chapel Friday, Dec. 28, beginning at 2 p.m. with Rev. Kenneth Hagler officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery of Elba with Hayes Funeral Home directing. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hayes Funeral Home. Survivors include her husband, Drexel Kelley of Elba; a daughter, Phyllis Sasser and son-in-law David Sasser of Elba; a daughter, Kathleen Harden and son-in-law Jeff Harden of Dothan; a daughter, Pam Ramey and son-in-law Eric Ramey of Springville; a daughter Susan Parrish of Springville; a brother, Erskine Hutchison of Laurel Hill, Fla.; a brother, Jimmy Hutchison of Elba; a sister Peggy Cain of Elda; a sister Elizabeth Hutchison of Elba; a sister, Jeanette Johnson of Montgomery, and six grandchildren.


Submitted by Queet Jaco:
WILLIAM MARVIN KELLEY


William Marvin Kelley, 71, of Elba died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at home. Funeral services were conducted from Bethany Baptist Church. Arrangements were handled by Hayes Funeral Home in Elba.


Submitted by Phyllis J. K. Owens
PJKO 06/28/08 NOTE: Kemble is one of my Enterprise K-O Kids. I am deeply hurt to hear of his passing. Kemble was a nice young man who always showed me respect in my business. My heart hurts for his family and friends' loss. I will love and miss him always. Rest in Heavenly Peace, my dear Kemble.


KEMBLE KENNETH KENNEDY IV

Kemble K. Kennedy IV of Enterprise passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2008 . He was 18.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2008, at Open Door Baptist Church with the Rev. John McCrummen officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowlawn Cemetery with Providence Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2008, at the funeral home.

Kemble was preceded in death by his father, maternal grandfather, paternal great-grandparents and a niece.

Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Carla and Gordon Helton, Enterprise; two sisters, Brittany Kennedy and Victoria Kennedy, Enterprise; two brothers, Bryan Hobeck and Kevin Stone of DeRidder, La. Other survivors are maternal grandmother, Doris Simmons, DeRidder, La.; paternal grandparents, Kemble and Shirley Kennedy, Springfield, Mo.; four nephews and a niece, Kyle and Matthew Stone, El Campo, Texas, Remington Kennedy, Enterprise, Joseph LeGear, Enterprise, Kelsey LeGear, Enterprise.

William Searcy of Providence Funeral Home, (334) 393-2273, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Dothan Eagle on 6/28/2008.

Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst :
RALPH GLEN KIRKLAND, SR.

RALPH KIRKLAND, 57
Refrigeration Technician WINTER HAVEN -- Mr. Ralph Glen Kirkland Sr. of Winter Haven died of a stroke Sunday (Aug. 19, 2001) at Winter Haven Hospital. He was 57. Born in Opp, Ala., on Nov. 2, 1943, he came to Winter Haven in 1953. He was a refrigeration technician. He was a volunteer Santa Claus at K-Mart in Winter Haven every year. He was a National Guard veteran. He was a certified minister with Faith Christian Assembly of Central Florida. He was a member of Full Gospel Fellowship Church in Fort Meade.He is survived by his son, Ralph G. Kirkland Jr., Winter Haven; daughters, Glenda M. Padgett, Winter Haven, Alisa N. Fitchett, Lakeland; brothers, LeRoy Kirkland, Lakeland, Johnny Kirkland, Winter Haven; sister, Joyce Calloway, Bartow; six grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Full Gospel Fellowship Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mercy House Ministries, 3910 Lake Alfred Road, Winter Haven, FL 33881, or Harvest Rain Ministries! , 2528 E. Main St., Lakeland. Steele's Family Funeral Services, Winter Haven.


Submitted by Phyllis J. K. Owens (Mrs. Lawrence J. Krebs)
PJKO NOTE: I will have to dig out Larry's obit to post. But I will post his memorial from FindAGrave here for now. We lived in Enterprise together for a little over 21 years. Rest in Heavenly Peace, my darling husband.

Larry, my darlin' husband of 21 years
LAWRENCE JOSEPH "LARRY" KREBS


Birth: May 1, 1942 Miami, Miami/Dade County, Florida, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 2006 Dothan, Houston County, Alabama, USA

Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Krebs is youngest child of Joseph E. Krebs and Mary Elizabeth Ryan Krebs. His siblings are George, Tom, Rose (Ridgeway), Joe, and Mary Jo (Fite).

He and Phyllis Jeanna Kwanja Owens were married for twenty-one years (together twenty-three years) on August 24, 1985. They lived in Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama for twenty-one years. There were no children from this union.

Larry had no children. He was married to Karen, Rebecca, Terry, and Brenda for less than one year each.

He was a certified public accountant, and was controller of several businesses through the years to include Neptune Water, TransiCorp and Enterprise Electronics Corp.

His interests were pool, pool history, pool cues, cats and cadillacs.

Larry was a very fun and fun-loving person, and was very giving by nature. In his earlier life, he was too kind for his own good and was taken advantage of continually. Also, earlier in his life, he loved race cars and his beagle puppies Snoopy and Cindy.

Thank you for all the memories, my darling Larry....the twenty-three years were just not enough, and our time was cut much too short. I love you, and miss you so very, very much. I will love and miss you forever until I am with you again.

Enterprise Ledger November 29, 2006 ~ Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Krebs ~ Lawrence Joseph Krebs of Enterprise, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2006, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center of Dothan. He was 64. A memorial service will be Thursday, November 30, at 5 p.m. from the Patterson-sorrells Funeral Home chapel wih the Rev. Leon Adams officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 4 p.m. and continuing until service time. Mr. Krebs was preceded in death by his parents, Joesph E. Krebs and Mary Elizabeth Ryan Krebs, as well as two sisters, Rose Krebs Ridgeway and Mary Jo Krebs Fite. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis (J.K.) Owens-Krebs, of Enterprise, Alabama and three brothers (George, Tom and Joe). In lieu of flowers, the family requests donatins be made to the SOS Animal Shelter, 25944 Highway 134, Enterprise, Alabama 36330.

NOTE: Born: May 1, 1942 Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida; Married: Karen, Rebecca, Terry and Brenda each for less than one year ~ No children; Married: Phyllis Jeannae Kwanja Owens Faulkner, August 24, 1985 (common-law 21 years) ~ No children; Occupation: Accountant (Neptune Water Meter, Transi-Corp, Enterprise Electronics Corporation); Retired. Larry loved cats, cars, Cadillacs, cues and billiards.
NOTE: Larry was cremated as are most all of his family members. His cremains will be buried beside my father Lonnie Verne Owens, and just below my half sister Tabatha, in West Point Cemetery, Somerville, Morgan County, Alabama. I will one day be cremated (though I never wanted to be cremated before, but due to plot restrictions through the years and my desire to be buried at HOME, I will be cremated) and buried below Larry. Until I go home to bury his cremains, he remains with me in our home. Per his instruction (and years long joking statements of his wishes) his headstone will show his name, birth and death dates, and his wish for it to read "Better Here Than Enterprise, AL". *smiles up to Larry* Good one, darlin'.

NOTE: Larry was Catholic from Miami, Florida.


Submitted by Queet Jaco:
LAVAUGHN KROODSMA

Mrs. LaVaughn Kroodsma, 74, of Enterprise died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, in an Enterprise hospital. Mrs. Kroodsma was returned to Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle, Ark. for graveside services and burial. Local arrangements were handled by Searcy Funeral Home.


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Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst :
GRACE LAMB, 75

Homemaker LAKE WALES -- Mrs. Grace M. Lamb of Lake Wales died of complications following a stroke Tuesday (Aug. 27, 2002) at home. She was 75. Born in Opp, Ala., on Aug. 6, 1927, she came to Lake Wales from Frostproof in 1956. She was a homemaker and a co-owner of Troy Lamb Wholesale Co. She was an artist and a member of My Gallery of Winter Haven. She was a member of the Lake Wales Arts Council and Historian of Lake Wales Arts Council. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Gideons. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales.
Mrs. Lamb is survived by her husband, Troy Lamb; daughter, Marilyn Scarborough, Green Mountain, N.C.; sons, the Rev. Jim Lamb, Littleton, N.C., Edward Lamb, Lake Wales; sister, Jo Burgess, East Brewton, Ala.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Marion Nelson Funeral Home of Lake Wales. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales.


Submitted by Queet Jaco:
VONCILE LEE

Voncile Lee, 72, of Enterprise died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at home. Funeral services were conducted from the chapel of Searcy Funeral Home. Arrangements were handled by Searcy Funeral Home.


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Submitted by Phyllis J. K. Owens :


DR. JONES WALLACE MILLER, SR.

Birth: Apr. 25, 1928 Enterprise Coffee County Alabama, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 2009 Enterprise Coffee County Alabama, USA

Dr. Jones Wallace Miller, Sr. of Enterprise, passed away Friday, November 20, 2009 at his home in Enterprise. He was 81.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 23, 2009 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Bill Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowlawn Cemetery with Searcy Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the church Monday from 9:00 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church Building Fund, 302 N. Main Street, Enterprise, AL 36330 or Day Spring Hospice, PO Box 311246, Enterprise, AL 36331. Dr. Miller was born April 25, 1928 in Enterprise, Coffee County, AL.

He was the founder of WKMX Radio, Inc., which he established in 1974; and former Chairman of the Board, Scenic Cable Network & Production, Inc. He was a Sergeant in the US Air Force and served for 3 years. Dr. Miller was a graduate of Enterprise High School. He also graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. Degree in Agriculture in 1955. He then received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1957 from Auburn University. After graduation, he practiced Veterinary medicine in Enterprise, AL for 20 years, 1957 until 1977. Wallace was on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Higher Education Loan Corporation; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in Atlantic City in 1964; Chicago in 1968; and New York in 1976; Alabama State Senator for six years, 1976-1982, representing 4 counties (Houston, Coffee, Geneva and Covington). He was Chairman, State of Alabama Dairy Commission for 12 years. Dr. Miller was a member of the Enterprise Lions Club for 41 years where he served as president in 1962-63; in 1991 he was selected as an outstanding alumnus of Auburn University; recipient of the Dag-Hammarskjold Peace Award, 1963; served as president of the Alabama-Florida Boy Scout Council where he received the Silver Beaver Award in 1991. While practicing Veterinary Medicine he was a member of the Southeast Veterinary Medicine Association; Alabama Veterinary Medicine Association; and American Veterinary Medicine Association. He also was a member of Auburn University Alumni Association, Coffee County Cattlemen's Association, Association of the US Army, Chamber of Commerce in Enterprise, AL where he served as an officer on the Board of Directors and was the president for two years. He was a member and active Deacon, First Baptist Church of Enterprise, and also served as a Sunday School teacher for 15 years; he served as Chairman of Building and Maintenance Committee and was a member of the Personnel Committee and Ushering Committee. He was a Mason, Shriner and York Rite Member of the Alcazar Temple in Montgomery, AL. He also served on committees for practically every charity organization including the United Way, Heart Fund, March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, etc. Dr. Miller was the recipient of the Alabama Broadcasters Association's Life-Time Achievement Award, 1990 and recipient of the Alabama Broadcasters "2001 Broadcaster of the Year" for the State of Alabama which was the highest award given by the state association.

Dr. Miller was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas G. & Lula Maude (Jones) Miller; a brother, Dr. Thomas M. Miller. Survivors include his wife, Anne Watkins Miller, Enterprise, AL; daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Michelle Miller Plagenhoef and Dr. Jeff Plagenhoef, Dothan, AL; son and daughter-in-law, Jones Wallace (Al) Miller, Jr. owner of Miller Alarm and Allison Chancey Miller, Enterprise, AL; 5 grandchildren, Nicholas Plagenhoef, Mad-elin Plagenhoef and Alex Plagenhoef, Jones Wallace Miller III and Anna Catherine Miller; 2 sisters, Fleeta Meredith, Enterprise, AL, Mary Smith, Santa Rosa Beach, FL; brother, Alex H. Miller, Enterprise, AL. Searcy Funeral Home and Crematory, (334) 393-2273, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Dothan Eagle on November 22, 2009.


Submitted by Queet Jaco:
QUENTON MILLER

Quenton Miller, 97, of Enterprise died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, in Enterprise. Funeral services were conducted from the chapel of Searcy Funeral Home. Arrangements were handled by Searcy Funeral Home.


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Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst :
WILLIE LEE QUALLS McFALL

WILLIE McFALL, 82
Homemaker DUNDEE -- Mrs. Willie Lee Qualls McFall of Dundee died of pneumonia Thursday (Aug. 9, 2001) at Winter Haven Hospital. She was 82. Born in Opp, Ala., on Aug. 23, 1918, she came to Dundee from there in 1922. She was a homemaker. She attended First Baptist Church of Dundee. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Charles O. McFall; sons, Richard P. McFall, Athens, Ga,. Mark Hiers, Norfolk, Va.; sisters, Mary Erickson, Bear Creek, Pa., Lucille Browning, Highland City; two grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Trinity Funeral and Cremation Center, Mitchell Harden Chapel, Winter Haven.


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Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst :
VERNON L. PATTERSON

VERNON PATTERSON, 49
Putnam Construction WINTER HAVEN -- Mr. Vernon L. Patterson of Winter Haven died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001). He was 49.Born in Winter Haven on Jan. 3, 1952, he was a lifelong resident. He was a crew leader for Putnam Construction. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Diane Linda Patterson; daughter, Angela Marie Roberts, Winter Haven; sons, Shawn Michael Dohse and Anthony Wayne Deskins, both of Winter Haven; brother, Michael Wynn Creech, Savannah, Ga.; sister, Geanie Marie Thomason, Denver; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven. Services will follow at noon at the funeral home chapel.


Submitted by Patsy McCoy :

JAMES E. PEPPERS

The Columbian
Vancouver, Washington
August 15, 2004
James E. Peppers, Jr., the owner of Peppy's Landscaping since 1952, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004 in Portlane, Oregon. He was 76.

Mr. Peppers, an Air Force veteran of World War II was born May 30, 1928, in Elba, Ala. He moved to Vancouver, Washington in 2001. He enjoyed flying airplanes, riding motorcycles, and traveling.

Survivors include his wife, Paula J., at home; four sons, Steve and Chris of Vancouver, Wayne of Alabama, and Tim of Monroe; four daughters, Ann Hull of Alabama, Jennifer Austin of Renton. Deborah Van Allen of Yakima, and Holly Cochran of Spokane; one stepson, Tim Walker of Vancouver; one stepdaughter, Gina Forncrook of Vancouver; one sister, Eloise Fuller of Alexander City, Ala.; 26 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will begine at 10 am Monday at Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel, Private burial will follow.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the American Heart Association, 1425 N. E. Irving St., Suite 100, Portland, Oregon 97232; or to the American Cancer Society; 0330 S. W. Cherry St., Portland, Oregon 97239.


Submitted by Phyllis J. K. Owens :
LOUISA ANGELINE HUTCHISON PITTMAN

Louisa Angeline Hutchison Pittman of Enterprise, Ala., died on Sunday, Jan.1, 2006, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens with Dr. G. Lance Hogan officiating. Burial will follow with Searcy Funeral Home directing.

Louisa was preceded in death by her parents Gladys Warren and John Grady Hutchison and two brothers, John Grady Hutchison Jr. and James (Jimmy) Lorenzo Hutchison. She was born and raised in Enterprise, graduating from Coffee County High School prior to attending Judson College and Auburn University.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 302 N. Main St., Enterprise, Ala., 36330, or to the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary Fund, 167 E. Broad Street, Ozark, Ala., 36360.

Louisa was a faithful and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Joseph Stafford (Joe) Pittman of Enterprise; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Trotman Carroll of Ozark; son, Joseph Stafford Pittman, Jr. of Panama City Beach, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, James Warren (Jim) and Eva Pittman of Enterprise; brother and sister-in-law, Terrell Warren and Audrey Hutchison of Great Falls, Va. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Mary Margaret Pittman Carroll and Caroline Trotman Carroll of Tuscaloosa, Hannah Kathryn Pittman and Sara Elisabeth Pittman of Montgomery, John Trotman Carroll Jr. of Ozark; also surviving are her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dr. J.E. and Marjorie Brunson Pittman and sister-in-law, Mary Capps Pittman all of Enterprise; five nieces and eight nephews and a host of special cousins and friends.


Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst :
GASTON T. POWELL

Gaston Powell, 77
School Janitor PLANT CITY -- Mr. Gaston T. Powell of Plant City died Wednesday (Jan. 10, 2001) at South Florida Baptist Hospital. He was 77. Born in Covington County, Ala., on Nov. 27, 1923, he came to Plant City from Alabama in 1944. He was a school janitor. He is survived by his son, Richard "Rick" Owell, Plant City; daughter, Edith Ervin, Plant City; sisters, Ida Pearl Cotton, Gladys Burgess, both of Opp, Ala., Sybil Brannon, Smith, Ala., Ethel Taylor, Plant City; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens.Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.


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Submitted by Phyllis J. K. Owens
PJKO 06/28/08 NOTE: DeWayne is one of my Enterprise K-O Kids. I am deeply hurt to hear of his passing. DeWayne was a nice young man who always showed me love and respect in my business. My heart hurts for his family and friends' loss. I will love and miss him always. Rest in Heavenly Peace, my dear DeWayne.

ALBERT DEWAYNE RILEY SR.

Albert DeWayne Riley Sr. of County Road 517, Elba, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008. He was 27.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2008, at Love's Way Church on U.S. Highway 134 W. in Enterprise with the Rev. John McCrummen officiating and Sorrells Funeral Home of Enterprise directing. The family will receive friends at the church Monday beginning at noon and continuing until service time.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Frances and Anthony Sullivan, Elba; his father, Dennis King, Dothan; his wife, Stephanie Riley; and three children, Nina Riley, Sommer Riley and Albert Riley Jr., all of Enterprise; one sister, Charley Thomas, Enterprise; maternal grandmother, Sue Burke, Slocomb; paternal grandmother, MeMe King, Dothan; a niece, Skylar Godbey and a nephew, Phoenix Godbey; several aunts and uncles.

Sorrells Funeral Home in Enterprise, (334) 347-9598, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Dothan Eagle from 5/31/2008 - 6/2/2008


Submitted by Phyllis J. K. Owens
PJKO 11/11/10 NOTE: Lt. Ryals was a kind and caring soul. I knew him many years while he was in the Enterprise Police Department. He never failed to greet me with a smile and kind word. He made me feel important when he spoke with me, just as he did anyone he encountered in life. We always spoke of his family. He was always updating me on what was going on with his wife and children...mostly the children....but he would talk about working on a house or a boat or a car...whatever he and his family were doing at that point in time. I will tremendously miss his smile and kindness. God's gain is a tremendous loss for our community. Rest in Heavenly Peace, Lt. Ryals.....

KENNETH DWAINE RYALS

Kenneth Dwaine Ryals, a Lieutenant with the Enterprise Police Department, passed away Monday, November 8, 2010 at the family residence in Level Plains. He was 60.

Funeral services will be 2 pm Friday, November 12 from the Sorrells Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Danny Wiggins and Rev. Mike Blair officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Meadowlawn Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 6 until 8 pm.

Mr. Ryals was born December 9, 1949 in Ft. Campbell, KY to Mary Jeanette Ryals and Kenneth E. Ryals. He has lived in Enterprise for the past thirty years when not serving his country in the United States Army. He retired in 1992 as Master Sergeant from the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal department. He served in Desert Storm-Shield, Kuwait, Panama and other places around the world, including military security for presidents and other international dignitaries. He continued to work part-time with Honeywell Technology/Safe-tech. Lt. Ryals served Enterprise Police Department and the citizens of Enterprise for sixteen years. He loved outdoor activities such as fishing and working with cars. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and active member of the community who helped serve his family, friends and countless others with a willingness to assist with anything. His greatest joy was helping others. Mr. Ryals was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jeanette Ryals, Enterprise.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Ayers Ryals, Enterprise, AL; sons: Benjamin Ryals (Leslie), Enterprise, Jason Senn (Lydia), Atlanta, GA, Phillip Ryals, Enterprise; daughter, Lisa Raby (Terry), Taylorsville, NC; father, Kenneth E. Ryals, Houston, TX; sisters: Sarah Armstrong (Danny), Donna Lefort, all of Enterprise, Emilee Robinson (Troy), Houston, TX; brothers: Joe Ryals (Theresa), Brewton, AL, Marty Ryals, Dozier, AL; mother-in-law, Mary Louise Ayers, Enterprise; sisters-in-law: Betty Ayers, Mary Spier (Neil), all of Troy, AL; Jo Ann Turner (Dwight), Wichita, KS; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.


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Submitted by Phyllis J. K. Owens
PJKO 05/09/08 NOTE: I learned today of Boonie's passing and am so upset to learn this. "Michael" "Boonie" Salsman is one of my Enterprise K-O Kids. I am deeply hurt to hear of his passing. Boonie was a good young man. My heart hurts for his family and friends' loss. I will love and miss him always. Rest in Heavenly Peace, my dear Boonie.


MICHAEL ASHLEY SALSMAN

Michael Ashley Salsman was born in Dothan on July 25, 1980. He graduated from Enterprise High School, Enterprise, in 1998. Upon graduation he was employed as a journeyman electrician.
After the country declared war, Michael answered the call to service by enlisting in the U.S. Army and attended basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., in January 2003. Upon completion of basic training, he entered Advance Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Gordon, Ga., as a satellite communications operator and maintainer. Michael's first assignment was with the 509th Signal Battalion at Camp Ederle, Vicenza, Italy. He served with distinction during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan. During his assignment, Michael completed the combat lifesavers course and the small arms maintenance course and was awarded the Combat Action Badge for his heroism during Operation Enduring Freedom in July 2005.
Michael transferred to the 1st Space Brigade, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colo., in October 2006 and attained the rank of specialist. He initially served as the chaplain's assistant and planned numerous events for the brigade. Despite working outside of his operational career field, Michael's dedication to his position ensured the spiritual welfare of more than 300 Soldiers. With a finalized security clearance in May 2007, he transitioned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Space Brigade. He served as the nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) warning specialist for the Headquarters Company. His duties included NBC training and equipment maintenance for more than 80 Soldiers. Because of his prior experience as a small arms maintainer, Michael was chosen to represent the company as a unit armorer. His dedication and expertise in the Arms Room set him up to become the primary armorer in the future.
Although Michael trained as a satellite communications operator and maintainer, he willingly volunteered for positions outside of his educational background. Along with his duties as the armorer and NBC specialist, Michael continually represented the brigade as an assistant for ceremonies, exercises and other Space and Missile Defense activities. In December 2007, he received a Letter of Appreciation from the 1st Space Brigade Commander for his achievements while volunteering to move the Space and Missile Defense G3 department. Michael was also selected as the Brigade Command Team driver for the Key Resolve 2008 exercise in Korea. As a leader for his peers, Michael sacrificed his time quizzing soldiers on all aspects of military operations and procedures in order to successfully prepare them for the Soldier of the Month board.
Michael's military awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon and the Combat Action Badge.
Preceding Michael in death was his maternal grandfather, Eugene Johnson, and his paternal grandparents, Robert and Joyce Salsman.
Michael is survived by his mother, Ms. Alicia Salsman of Enterprise, and his father and stepmother, Mr. Michael Salsman and Darlene Stroup of Mico, Texas; maternal grandmother and stepgrandfather, Patricia and Monroe Cherry, Enterprise; aunt and uncle, Teressa and Mark Dyess, Enterprise; uncles, Jeffery and Steve Salsman and their wives, Milford, Conn.; several cousins; special friend, Karen Edgeworth, Enterprise.
He will be remembered by his family, soldiers and friends as a dedicated patriot, natural comedian and loving son.
The family will receive friends at Providence Funeral Home, Enterprise, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening, April 27, 2008. At other times the family will be at his grandmother's home, 302 Camellia Drive in Enterprise. The funeral service will be held at Providence Funeral Home, Enterprise, at 11 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2008, with Chaplain Moss officiating.
Burial will follow in Meadowlawn Cemetery with Providence Funeral Home directing.
Memorials may be made to the family c/o Providence Funeral Home, 1301 Neal Metcalf Road, Enterprise, AL 36330.
William Searcy of Providence Funeral Home, (334) 393-2273, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Dothan Eagle from 4/25/2008 - 4/27/2008


Specialist Michael Ashley Salsman, age 27, of Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Enterprise, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Providence Funeral Home, Enterprise.
William Searcy of Providence Funeral Home, (334) 393-2273, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Dothan Eagle on 4/24/2008


Submitted by Queet Jaco:
RICHARD M. "SMITTY" SMITH

Richard M. "Smitty" Smith, 79, of Enterprise died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at home. Funeral services were conducted from 84 East Church of Christ near Opp. Arrangements were handled by Searcy Funeral Home.


Submitted by Queet Jaco:
WILLIAM TRAVIS SMITH

William Travis Smith, 82, of Enterprise died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, in Enterprise. Graveside services were conducted at Meadowlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Searcy Funeral Home.


Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst :
MADGE SELLARS SNIDER

MADGE SNIDER, 89
Dress Shop Owner WINTER HAVEN -- Ms. Madge Sellars Snider of Winter Haven died of cancer Thursday (Aug. 2, 2001) at Winter Haven Hospital, Winter Haven. She was 89. Born on Feb. 25, 1912, in Opp, Ala., she moved here from Opp in 1921. She was an owner and operator of Kathryn's Dress Shop in Winter Haven. She attended the Assembly of God in Winter Haven. She is survived by her son, Frank W. Snider, Winter Haven, and sister, Finis Sellars, Winter Haven. Funeral services will be on Monday at 2 p.m. at Steele's Family Funeral Services Chapel.


Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst :
JESSIE HEBERT STRICKLAND, JR.

JESSIE STRICKLAND, 57
Truck DriverHARTFORD, Ala. -- Mr. Jessie Hebert Strickland Jr. of Hartford, Ala., who has family in Polk City, died of heart failure Monday (Aug. 6, 2001) at home. He was 57; born in Red Level, Ala., on Nov. 14, 1943, he later moved to Hartford. He was a retired OTR (Over The Road) driver for Fleming Co. of Geneva, Ala. He was a member of Highfalls Assembly of God Church. He is survived by his wife, Linda Merle Parrish Strickland; son, Keith Strickland, Aiken, S.C.; daughter, Wendy Moore, Cottonwood, Ala.; brothers, Duane Strickland, Andalusia, Ala., Terry Strickland, Opp, Ala., Derrell Strickland, Oxford, David Strickland, Polk City; sisters, Janice Graham, Nicholsville, Ky., Rebecca Estes, Andalusia; five grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Pittman Funeral Homes, Geneva, Ala. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel.


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Submitted by Àndreà Josephine HICKMAN-Figueroa:
THE ELBA CLIPPER
Elba, Alabama
Thursday, March 19, 1941
Number 40

JOHN A. THAMES

Zoar Farmer Takes Own Life Early Wednesday

Mr. John A. Thames, widely known resident of the Zoar Community in Northwest Coffee County, dies at his home early Wednesday morning, shortly after shooting himself in the left breast with a 22 caliber rifle.

It was stated that he had been ill for 2 or 3 days, but no other reason is given for his act. He was in the house alone at the time and died a few moments after a member of the family reached his bedside.

At the time this was written Wednesday morning, funeral plans had not been completed, but it was supposed that services would be held today, (Thursday) with burial at Zoar Cemetery. Details will be given next week.

THE ELBA CLIPPER
Elba, Alabama
Thursday, April 10th, 1941
Number 43

CARD OF THANKS
We take this method of expressing our sincere thanks and appreciation to the people of this and surrounding communities for the deeds of kindness and sympathy extended us during the death of our dear husband and father. May God's great blessings abide with each and every one in our prayers.
MRS. J. A. THAMES
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Elba, Alabama
Thursday, April 17th, 1941
Number 44

Obituary - Thames
John A. Thames was born October 15th, 1863, and departed this life March 19th, 1941. Age 77 years, five months and four days. He was united in marriage to Mollie M. Bryan December 30th, 1886. To this union were born nine children, seven girls and two boys. One boy and two girls preceded him to the grave. His wife, five girls and one boy survive. They are John D. Thames, Mrs. W.M. Henderson, Mrs. J.C. Kelley, Mrs. H.N. Willis, Mrs. O.C. Hickman, Mrs. A.T. Hickman; besides a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Father had made numerous remarks concerning the conditions of this world. It seems he had grown tired of the state of affairs of people. His people and friends were greatly shocked at his passing in such an untimely way, but some day, somehow, we will understand. When God's glorious kingdom is in full sway and all righteous come marching in, then all our grieves and sorrows will forever be forgotten.

The people have long been under restraint, bondage, sin, sickness, sorrow, crime and death. With all this destroyed the human race will be completely delivered from all such, and will enjoy life and happiness forevermore. "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor pain, for the former things are passed away, for, behold, I make all things new, saith our God."

Funeral services were held at Zoar Church March 20th and burial occurred in Zoar cemetery with Masonic Honors.

Sleep on, dear Father; undisturbed be thy rest; our Father in Heaven knoweth best-
Written by his daughter, Ida Mae Willis


Submitted by Àndreà Josephine HICKMAN-Figueroa:
MRS. JOHN A. THAMES
The Elba Clipper
Elba, Alabama
Thursday February 1, 1951
Vol. 54
Number 32
Page 1

Mrs. J.A. Thames Dies Sunday in Troy

Mrs. John A. Thames, a resident of the Zion community for 68 years died at Troy hospital on Sunday after an illness of two weeks. She was 84 years old and born in Coffee County.

She is survived by one son, John D. Thames, and five daughters, Mrs. Willie Henderson, Mrs. J.C. Kelley, Mrs. Henry Willis, Mrs. O.C. Hickman, and Mrs. A.T. Hickman.

Funeral services were held at Zion and conducted by Rev. W.F. Hardwick and Rev. D.J. Duboise on Monday. Active pallbearers were Aren Willis, Horace Thames, J.R. Thames, Arin Kelley, Charles and Daniel Kelley, Andrew Hickman, and Walter Thames. Hayes Funeral Home was in charge.


Submitted by Queet Jaco:
RONNY P. THORNTON

Ronny P. Thornton, 41, of Enterprise died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in an Enterprise hospital. Funeral services will be conducted from First Baptist Church Enterprise. Arrangements were handled by Searcy Funeral Home.


Submitted by Larry Taylor of Phenix City, Al
The Phenix Citizen, Phenix, AL. Jan 10, 2002
A.J. THOMAS
A.J. Thomas passed away at his Phenix City home on Jan. 4, 2002. Mr. Thomas, who was 79 years old, had suffered a stroke on Oct. 27 of last year. Since then, he had been hospitalized twice and had spent 20 days at Hamilton House for rehabilitation. When his health did not improve, he and his family wanted him to be at home where they cared for him with the wonderful help of Wiregrass Hospice. Mr. Thomas was an Army veteran of WWII, serving as a medic. When he and his wife, Myron first married 50 years ago, he was working in the Officers' Club Barber Shop at Ft. Benning. At the time of his retirement, he was a teacher at the Columbus Barber School. Born in Coffee County on Sept. 23, 1922, he was the son of Coley Thomas and Mamie Berry Thomas. He is survived by his wife, Myron M. Thomas, Phenix City; five daughters, Arainia Stinson and Wanda Paul, both of Phenix City, Lucille Hindman, Fairburn, Ga, Rhonda Collins, Smiths Station and Sharon Ward, Seale; a sister Edna Eldridge, Phenix City and a brother Ray Thomas; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.


Submitted by Phyllis J. K. Owens
Ramona STRICKLAND Tisdale

Ramona Tisdale, 42, of Enterprise, Ala., died on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at her home in Enterprise.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Sam Williams officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Searcy Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 at Searcy Funeral Home.

The family requests the omission of flowers with memorials to American Cancer Society, c/o Linda Andress, P.O. Box 310900, Enterprise, Ala., 36331-0900.

Ramona was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Sara Strickland.

Survivors include her husband, Scott Tisdale, Enterprise; daughter and son-in-law, Hannah and Tyler Gray, Montgomery, Ala.; son, Cristopher Tisdale, Enterprise; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Louie Evans, Enterprise, Pam and Danny Sherrer, New Brockton; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Kinn Pittman, Dana Pittman, Ed Pittman, John Pittman, Dr. Bill Pittman, Judge Craig Pittman, Jerry Pittman, Don Pittman, Sam Carroll III and Bill Sellers. Honorary pallbearers are Glen Heath, Clyde Whittaker, Charles Thompson, Hubert Bunch, Sam J. Carroll Jr. and Ed Lannon.

Special thanks are extended to the physicians of Pulmonary Associates in Dothan and to the nurses and staff of Flowers Hospital fourth floor, north and south, for their dedicated care to Louisa.


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Submitted by Barbara A. Harrison Hurst:
WALLACE O. WARD

WALLACE O.WARD, 88
W.O. Ward Plumbing Company

Auburndale, Polk County, Florida - Mr. Wallace O. Ward, age 88, of Auburndale passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness from COPD.

He was born October 9, 1921 in Coffee County, Alabama to Barney W. Ward and Lizzie Jackson Ward. He was the owner of W.O. Ward Plumbing Company and was a well respected plumber in Auburndale. He was active with the Plumbers Associations. He enjoyed music, especially singing and playing the guitar.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1st wife, Clara Johnson Ward, a daughter, Erline Ward Garner, a sister: Lois Ward Wilson and a brother, Gene Ward. He is survived by his wife, Ann Shelley Ward; a son: Ronny Ward of Auburndale; 2 daughters: Patricia Ward of Auburndale and Claire Jean Ward Wiley and her husband Robert "Bob" Wiley of Andersonville, Tennessee; a sister: Nina Ward Corbitt (Ralph) of Auburndale, six grandchildren: Eric and Joe Wiley, Bradley Garner, Cassandra, Keisha and Tyler Ward; several great grandchildren.

A funeral visitation will be held on Friday, December 4, 2009 from 1:00P.M. until 2:00P.M. at Kersey Funeral Home, 108 E. Lake Stella Drive, Auburndale, FL. A graveside service will follow at the Auburndale Memorial Park.


Submitted by Phyllis J. K. Owens
EVELYN WATKINS McCORMACK

Evelyn Watkins McCormack, 80, of Enterprise, died on Friday, July 8, 2005, at Enterprise Nursing Home, in Enterprise. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at Searcy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hubert McWaters officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowlawn cemetery with Searcy Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 12, from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Mrs. McCormack was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy Watkins, father of her children, son, James Watkins and grandson, Lee Lankford. Survivors include 2 daughters, Jane Griffiths (Dave), Daleville, and Lucy Boring, Lilburn, Ga.; 2 sons, Danny Watkins (Martha), Enterprise, and Dennis Watkins (Debbie), Enterprise; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.


Submitted by Phyllis J. K. Owens
SONYA "MICHELLE" SEGALL WESTMORELAND

Sonya Westmoreland of Coffee Springs, Alabama, died Sunday, January 1st, 2006 from injuries received in an automobile accident. She was 38.

Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday from the Patterson-Sorrells Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Preston officiating. Burial will follow in the Meadowlawn cemetery with Patterson-Sorrells Funeral home directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m.

She was born May 17th, 1967 in Enterprise to the late David N. Segall and Vida Elaine Vaughan Segall.

Survivors include two sons, Patrick Westmoreland, Coffee Springs and Justin Westmoreland, Houston, Texas; mother, Vida Elaine Segall, Coffee Springs; sisters, Nancy Arnold, Dothan and Melissa Parish, Brundidge; brother, David K. Segall, Coffee Springs; sister-n-law, Niki Segall, Coffee Springs; brothers-in-law, Jeff Parish, Brundidge and Tommy Arnold, Dothan; niece, Callie McMahan, Brundidge. (NOTE: PJKO Ex-husband, Wade Westmoreland of Louisiana)


Submitted by Phyllis J. K. Owens
WILLAPHANE HERRINGTON WILKINSON
Willaphane Wilkinson of Enterprise passed away Thursday, July 7, 2005 in the Medical Center Enterprise following a brief illness. She was 68. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 10 from the Patterson-Sorrells Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Duhaime officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethany Baptist Cemetery with Patterson-Sorrells Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, July 9, from 6:00 until 8 p.m. Mrs. Wilkinson was born August 8, 1936 in Opp, Alabama to late Joseph Herrington and Mertice Anderson. She was preceded in death by a sister, Eloise Burris. Survivors include her husband, Charles Wilkinson, Enterprisel; 3 daughters: Dixie Lee Hartley (Jack), Columbus, S.C., Juanita Kay Greathouse (Joe), Enterprise, Sandra Tine Tindell (Richard), Daleville; 4 sons: Ricky A. Wilkinson, Delaware, Charles E. Wilkinson, Jr., Utah, Tracy S. Wilkinson (Sakura), Huntsville, Toby J. Wilkinson (Anna), Augusta, Ga; 2 sisters: Donnie Ree Whitley (Steve), Enterprise, Betty Fostine Chambers (Bill), Augusta, Ga; 2 brothers: Charles H. Herrington (Linda), Dothan, Joseph M. Herrington, Coffee Springs, 20 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren.


Submitted by Barbara Harrison-Hurst:
MARGARET LUDENE WHITEHURST COURTNEY CARAWAY

GENEVA - Mrs. Margaret Ludene Whitehurst Courtney Caraway of Geneva, Alabama passed away Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Wiregrass Medical Center, from complications with pneumonia. She was 84.

A private memorial service will be held in Frostproof, Florida, at a later date.

Mrs. Caraway was born August 13, 1924 in Coffee County, Alabama to the late John Joseph and Minnie LouElla Harris Whitehurst. Her favorite pastime was crocheting and she also enjoyed canning vegetables, just to share with family and friends. She enjoyed attending the Samson Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, two sons, Donnie Ray and William Paul Courtney, one daughter, JoAnn Courtney, her husband, Homer Caraway, three brothers, James, Grady and M.J. Whitehurst, as well as one sister, Bertie Mae Hubbard, all preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda (Milton) McKenzie and Connie Padgett all of Frostproof, FL; one sister, Bonnie Carter, Longwood, FL; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva, 334-684-9999, is in charge of arrangements. Express your condolences in our guest book at www.sorrellsfuneralhomes.com.


Submitted by Queet Jaco:
ROBERT EDWIN "BIG ED" WILLIAMS

Robert Edwin "Big Ed" Williams, 70, of New Brockton died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at home. Funeral Services were conducted from El Bethel Assembly Church. Arrangements were handled by Searcy Funeral Home.


Submitted by Àndreà Josephine HICKMAN-Figueroa:
NICIE SUSANNAH (MRS. JORDAN E. WILLIS) WILLIS

From the Elba Clipper (Front page) Elba, Alabama
Vol. XXXII # 35 Thursday 14 Feb. 1929
Mrs. J.E. Willis Died At Pine Level Saturday
Mrs. Nicie Susannah Willis, age 68, wife of Jordan E. Willis. died in their home near Pine Level, Saturday afternoon of pneumonia, after a short illness.

Funeral services were held at Pine Level Cemetery Sunday afternoon. Bonneau-Jeter were the morticians in charge.

Mrs. Willis was born in Hurd Co.,Georgia, but had lived in this section for many years. Besides her husband, there are several children who survive her.

Note ajhf: Buried in Pine Level Cem.,Coffee Co.,AL, USA
Headstone inscription:
N.S. Willis
b. Dec. 9, 1857
d. 16 Feb. 1929
Wife of J.E. Willis
"Mother"


Submitted by Phyllis J. K. Owens
DAVID FOSTER WINDHAM

David Foster Windham, 83, of Enterprise, died on Friday, July 8, 2005, at Enterprise Nursing Home, in Enterprise. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Sunday, July 10 at Searcy Funeral Home with Reverend Johnny Belcher and Reverend Charles McGlothern officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowlawn cemetery with Searcy Funeral Home directing. Mr. Windham was preceded in death by his wife, Delia Massey Windham and his parents, Woodfin and Gertrude Hammack Windham. Survivors include three sisters and brothers-in-law, Mattie Elizabeth Kown, Cartersville, Ga., Mary Ethel (Pat) Evans (J.C.), Cartersville, Ga. and Alma Emily Alford (James), Daleville; several nieces and nephews also survive; special friends Evelyn Smith, Linda and Barry Goforth.


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Submitted by Queet Jaco:
PINKIE YOUNGBLOOD

Pinkie Youngblood, 86, of Enterprise died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, in an Elba nursing facility. Funeral services were conducted from New Zion A.M.E. Church. Arrangements were handled by Sconiers Funeral Home.


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Submitted by Phyllis J. K. Owens
MISS PAULINE ZEIGLER

February 13, 1910 - June 9, 2009

Pauline Zeigler, 99, passed away in Enterprise, Tuesday, June 9, following a brief illness.

The family graveside service in the Enterprise City Cemetery will be on Thursday, June, 11, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church, Enterprise. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 302 North Main Street, Enterprise, AL 36330.

Miss. Zeigler was the last survivor of the ten children of John Peter and Mary Martha Swift Zeigler and was born on February 13, 1910 in Metcalfe, Georgia. She lived on West Lee Street in Enterprise since the 1930s and was retired from the Farmers Home Administration, United States Department of Agriculture. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church and worked as a volunteer in the Pea River Historical Society gift shop.

Preceding Miss Zeigler in death were Ralph and Betty Jordan, Mark Jordan, Jill Jordan Harris and Blake Jordan.

Among her survivors are Pennie P. Jordan, Ivey Jordan and Mitchell A. Jordan, of Enterprise, AL. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and cousins.



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