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Adam Grant Ellisor

May 19, 1942 - May 23, 2016

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Jerry Coy Carpenter

April 6, 1927 - April 26, 2016

Jerry Coy Carpenter, Sr., 89, of Millry, passed away April 26, 2016 at his residence. He was born April 6, 1927. A deacon at Three Forks Baptist Church, one of his favorite scriptures that he frequently quoted was 1 Corinthians: 10:13. He had retired from the U.S. Navy and CIBA, and one of his favorite hobbies was fishing.He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry Mirah Carpenter and Mary Ann...
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Martin Eldred Searcy

July 28, 1924 - April 23, 2016

Martin Eldred Searcy, 91, of Jackson, passed away peacefully at his home on April 23, 2016. He was born July 28, 1924. After serving in the U.S. Army during WWII, he was employed as shift foreman at Boise Cascade until retirement. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and taking care of his farm in the country. Hard work, family and church always came first, and he was read to lend...
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Freddie Joe Courington

June 26, 1948 - April 5, 2016

Freddie J. Courington, 67, a native of Coffeeville, passed away April 5, 2016 in a Florida hospital. A faithful member of the Church of Christ for more than 40 years. He joined the Air Force in 1969 and served for 22 years. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he earned numerous medals. After retiring from the service, he worked for SAKS as a project manager. A devoted husband and family man, he wanted...
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Carrolyn Lou Moss

April 2, 1933 - March 14, 2016

Carrol;yn L. Moss April 2,1933 - March 14, 2016
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Elizabeth Estelle Coaker

May 19, 1929 - February 29, 2016

Elizabeth Estelle Coaker, age 86, of Chatom, AL passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016. Mrs. Coaker was born in the Laton Hill community on May 19, 1929 to Bennie Gene Scarbrough and Edith Williams Scarbrough.For the past thirty years, she was a member of Minerva United Methodist Church. She loved sewing, traveling, puzzles, flying kites and spending time with her grandchildren. She was...
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Marjorie Hutto

November 30, 1922 - February 18, 2016

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Roger Dale Chapman

October 31, 1944 - January 11, 2016

Roger Dale Chapman, 71, passed away January 11, 2016 at his home in Millry. He was born October 31, 1944. He had a deep love for the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He retired from Power South in Leroy after many years of service to the company as an instrumentation technician. Many of his co-workers were among his dearest friends.He was preceded in death by his parents, Author Chapman and Dorthy...
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Catherine Mae Moss

August 25, 1930 - January 11, 2016

Catherine Mae Moss, 77, of Chatom passed away January 11, 2016 at her residence. She was born August 25, 1930.She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Moss.She is survived by her children, David Moss, Jeff Moss, Alicia Moss and a sister, Alice Wanstall.Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Lathan Funeral Home in Chatom with the Rev. Alan Hughes officiating....
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Norman Douglas Scarbrough

March 16, 1932 - January 6, 2016

Norman Douglas Scarbrough, 83, a lifelong resident of Washington County, passed away January 6, 2016 at his residence after a brief illness. He was born March 16, 1932. He was a member and served as a deacon of Laton Hill Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the U.S. Air Force.He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Lillie Scarbrough.He is survived by his...
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William Fredrick Jordan

September 8, 1933 - December 27, 2015

William F. "Billy" Jordan, age 82, a resident of Chatom, AL passed away on December 27, 2015 in Mississippi. Mr. Jordan was born on September 8, 1933 to the late Jesse L. Jordan and Minnie Lou Reed Jordan. He was a member of Chatom Baptist Church. Mr. Jordan retired from Olin Corporation after 35 years of service. He was an avid fisherman and a great deer and turkey hunter. Billy...
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Carolyn Davis Wood

November 30, 1942 - December 18, 2015

Carolyn Davis Wood, Grove Hill, 73, passed away December 18, 2015 peacefully at home.She was Maw Maw, Miss Carolyn or Mrs. Wood to everyone that she ever met. The greatest testament to her as person is the outpouring of love and affection during her battle over cancer.She is survived by her son Ross Wood, Grove Hill; three daughters Dot (James) Maulden, Brundidge; Carol (Don) Gibbs, Sweet Water;...
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Joe Browing Graham

October 9, 1928 - December 15, 2015

Joe B. Graham, Jr. Died December 15, 2015. He was 87. He was born October 9, 1928, in Goodwater, Alabama. He was the son of the late Joe and Sara Graham. Mr. Graham had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1976. He retired from the Corps of Engineers and US Army Europe. He was a member of the Vicksburg Rotary Club and a longtime member of the Civil Service Board. Mr. Graham was a member of the...
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Marcus O'Neal Richardson

December 13, 1963 - December 12, 2015

Marcus O’Neal Richardson, 51, a resident of Lucedale, MS passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Mr. Richardson was born on December 13, 1963 in Jackson, AL and was a former resident of Frankville, AL. He worked as a millwright for Georgia Pacific and was an avid Alabama Football fan as well as a Nascar fan. Mr. Richardson will be lovingly remembered and missed by his family and friends...
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Effie Scarbrough Carpenter

June 3, 1937 - November 22, 2015

Alene S. Carpenter, 78, of Chatom, passed away November 22, 2015 at the Washington County Nursing Home. She was born June 3, 1937. She had been employed as a registered nurse.She is survived by her children, Aaron (Denise) Capenter, Joni (Mike) Mazur; grandchildren, Aaron Carpenter, Keith Nichols, Leanna Nichols, Leah Mazur, Evan Mazur, Averi Mazur, and brothers, Norman Scarbrough and Wilson ...
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Harry Edward Taylor

October 11, 1920 - November 16, 2015

Harry Edward “Tobe” Taylor, 95, of Tibbie, passed away November 16, 2015 at the Washington County Nursing Home. He was born October 11, 1920. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was retired from Scott Paper Company.He was preceded in death by his wife, Rossie Brown Taylor; parents, Harry and Evelyn Taylor; siblings, George W. Taylor, Kathleen Taylor; son, Marvin Taylor; grandson, Todd...
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Stanley Leon Knapp

July 9, 1949 - October 28, 2015

Stanley Leon Knapp, 66, of Saraland passed away October 28, 2015 at his residence. He was born July 9, 1944. He had resided in Saraland for the past fifteen years, but he had spent most of his life prior to that in the Tibbie community. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. A retired U.S. Army veteran, he also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.He is preceded in death by his parents,...
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Edgar Odell Caten

August 15, 1931 - October 27, 2015

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Bert Gardner

July 26, 1937 - October 26, 2015

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Dominic Angelo Powers

December 21, 1933 - October 24, 2015

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Mary Frances Beech

October 5, 1934 - October 12, 2015

Mary Frances Beech, 81, of Chatom, passed away October 12, 2015 at her residence. She was born October 5, 1934. A former bookkeeper in a physician’s office, she enjoyed playing cards with friends and neighbors. She was a member of Daughters of Ruth Sunday School Class at the First Baptist Church of Chatom.She was preceded in death by her parents, Essie and Gordy Givens.She is survived by...
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Robert Grant McIlwain

February 9, 1928 - October 9, 2015

Dr. Robert “Grant” McIlwain, 87, of Cookeville, passed away Friday, October 9, 2015, at Sayre Christian Village in Lexington, Kentucky.Grant was born and grew up near Tibbie, Alabama, served in the Air Force, received his veterinary degree at Auburn University and started a family before moving to Tennessee to begin life as a veterinarian. After settling in Cookeville in 1965, he...
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Rebecca Manry Thompson

February 20, 1951 - September 15, 2015

Rebecca Manry Thompson, 64, of Chatom, passed away September 15, 2015 at her residence. She was born February 20, 1951. She was employed as a nurse at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile for 24 years.She is survived by her sons, Timothy M. (Pamela) Thompson of Chatom, Scott (Marci) Holcombe of Columbia, Missouri and grandchildren, John M. Thompson and Carlie Holcombe.Graveside services will be...
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Ruby C. Williams

September 11, 1930 - September 6, 2015

Ruby Clyde Williams, 84, of Wagarville, passed away September 6, 2015 at the Washington County Nursing Home. A founding member of the Jackson Church of Christ, she was a devoted, faithful servant who loved the Lord and dedicated much of her time to her church. She also deeply loved and cared for her grandchildren and other family members.She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin D....
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Edna Virginia Coaker

August 4, 1948 - September 4, 2015

Edna J. Coaker, 67, a lifelong resident of Tibbie, AL, passed away on Friday, September 4, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Coaker was born on August 4, 1948 to Wililam Franklin James and Vieva Loper James. She loved spending time watering her flowers and with her family. Throughout her sickness Mrs. Coaker continued to put God first and used her situation as a wonderful testimony to...
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Nellie Janette Dearmon

October 6, 1934 - August 28, 2015

Nellie Janette “Jean” Dees Dearmon was born October 6, 1934 in Jay, Florida. Jean walked fully restored into Heaven on August 28, 2015.She is preceded in death by her parents, Wad & Amanda Wolfe, her brothers Buddy & Eddie Wolfe, Jimmy Joe Nelson and Petie Christian and a sister, Mabel Dearmon.She was also preceded in death by her husband of 10 years, Ollie V Dees in 1961 and...
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Robert Joseph Jackowski

July 24, 1951 - August 4, 2015

Robert Joseph Jackowski, 64, of Vinegar Bend, passed away August 4, 2015 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. He was born July 24, 1951.An electrician with Morris Industrial, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He also loved hunting and fishing and was a member of the Fruitdale Volunteer Fire Department. He had been a member of the Boy Scouts of America as a youth and was a member of...
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Robert Henri Smith

April 28, 1930 - July 13, 2015

Rev. Robert “Bobby” Henri Smith, 85, of Chatom, passed away July 13, 2015 at Washington County Hospital. He was born April 28, 1930. A Southern Baptist minister for 63 years, he served as a chaplain for the Chatom Police Department and the Washington County Commission, served for 16 years as the Washington County Coroner, owned Smith Ambulance Service and worked as an emergency...
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Glen Arliss Douglas

September 11, 1937 - July 12, 2015

Glen Arliss Douglas, age 77, was born September 11, 1937 to Mr. Collie Douglas and Mrs. Edith Palmer Douglas. Mr. Douglas died at his home in Millry, AL on July 12, 2015. He had worked in the construction industry and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Millry, AL.Mr. Douglas is predeceased by his parents and two sisters, Neva Douglas and Zelma Singley.He is survived by his wife of 55...
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Lisa Mechelle Dungan

September 4, 1979 - July 9, 2015

Lisa Mechelle Waite Dungan, 35, passed away July 9, 2015. She was born August 4, 1979. A loving daughter, mother and wife, she was a homemaker.She is survived by her husband, David Henson, Jr.; parents, Lisa Miller and Darwin Waite; grandparents, Isiah (Voncille) Tarver and James Lee (Sylvia) Waite; children, Jacob Dungan and Tessah Waite; step children, Daniel Henson, Dalton Henson, Caty Henson...
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Billy Joe Coaker

February 24, 1941 - June 29, 2015

Billy Joe Coaker, 74, a resident of Chatom, AL passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Mobile Infirmary. Mr. Coaker was born on February 24, 1941 to Newt Moore Coaker and Alma Marie Hartley Coaker. He worked as a bus shop foreman with the Washington County Board of Education for 13 years. Mr. Coaker was a member of South Oak Grove Baptist Church in Fruitdale, AL. Preceding him in death were his...
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Claudia Mable Dearmon

March 5, 1939 - June 16, 2015

Claudia Mable Dearmon, a native of Millry, AL, was born March 5, 1939 in Jay, FL. A retired seamstress from Cam Corp in Chatom, AL, she passed away on the evening of June 16, 2015 at the age of 76.She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Ginnie and Gary Johnson of Millry, AL and Ruby and Glenn Gordan of Fruitdale, AL; two sisters, Jeanette Dearmon of Millry, AL and Lauren (Jimmy) Morris...
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Doris Wayne Parnell

July 10, 1939 - June 11, 2015

Doris Wayne Parnell, 75, of Chatom, died June 11, 2015 at Washington County Hospital. She was born July 10, 1939. She was a lifelong member of Fairhope Baptist Church of Tibbie and a homemaker.She was preceded in death by her parents, Amon Howard and Alma Howard Beech; three children, Sherry Lynn Parnell, Charles W. Parnell, Jr., an infant daughter and three siblings.She is survived by her...
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Lucille Lenora Dixon

October 4, 1923 - April 26, 2015

Lucille Lenora Dixon, 91, a resident of Millry, AL passed away on April 26, 2015 at Mobile Infirmary. Mrs. Dixon was a homemaker who loved her family, cooking, singing and sewing. She wanted everyone around her to be happy or she was not happy. Mrs. Dixon was a member of New Beginnings Church in Millry. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sion Brown and Virginia Reed Brown, husband,...
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Betty L. Roberts

February 2, 1934 - February 26, 2015

Betty Levins Roberts, age 81, born Feb. 2, 1934, left for home on Feb. 26, 2015.Mrs. Roberts was a resident of Jackson, Alabama. She was a retired clerk for AT&T Telephone Company, and operated a child care business for many years after her initial retirement. She was a member of Forest Avenue Baptist Church in Jackson. She is survived by 3 children, son Michael (Tina) Roberts, Opelika, AL.,...
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Margaret Ann Dearmon

February 24, 1951 - February 17, 2015

Margaret Ann Dearmon, 63, a homemaker of Millry, AL passed away on Tues., February 17, 2015 at her home. She was born on February 24, 1951 in Mobile, AL to the late James B. Thompson, Sr. and Margaret Parnell Thompson. She was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Brittany Gates. Mrs. Dearmon was a member of Dearmon Fork Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband,...
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James Albert Coaker

December 26, 1930 - February 15, 2015

James Albert Coaker, 84, of Fruitdale entered into rest Sunday, February 15, 2015 in Mobile. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 12:00 pm at Grace Williams Cemetery. Pastor Robert Kirkland will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until 11:30 am at Lathan Funeral Home, Chatom.Mr. Coaker was a native and lifelong resident of Fruitdale, AL and a member of the...
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Marie Elizabeth Henson

October 10, 1917 - February 12, 2015

Marie Elizabeth Blount Henson, 97, of Hawthorn entered into rest Thursday, February 12, 2015, at Washington County Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 14th, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Washington Baptist Church (New) in Deerhead, Alabama. Visitation will be one hour prior. Interment will follow at Old Washington Baptist Church Cemetery, Hawthorn. Rev. Bruce Sheffield will...
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Dorris Patricia Forbes

April 21, 1936 - January 9, 2015

Patricia “Trisha” Caffey Forbes, a longtime resident of Millry, AL, born in Duck Hill, MS, died at her home on Friday, January 9, 2015. She was a young 78. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorris Taylor Caffey and Thomas Patrick Caffey of Ozark, AL. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, James Robert Forbes. Three children: Laura L. Forbes of New York City, NY, Jamie...
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Bernie Lee Mott

February 6, 1927 - January 7, 2015

Bernie Lee Mott, 87, of Chatom, AL entered into rest Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be Friday, January 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Lathan Funeral Home, Chatom. Interment will follow at Reynold’s Cemetery. Bro. JJ West will officiate. Mr. Mott was a native and lifelong resident of the Chatom area. He proudly served in World War II as a Military Policeman in...
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David Anthony Hayes

February 15, 1961 - December 25, 2014

David Anthony Hayes, age 53, born February 15, 1961, died December 25, 2014. Mr. Hayes was born in Mobile, AL and resided in Holly Pond, AL where he worked as a truck driver. He is preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Hayes; grandparents, Leonard W. & Laxie E. Howell and Lawrence & Rachel E. Hayes. Mr. Hayes is survived by his mother, Alice E. Howell Hayes; three sisters Glendean Harris...
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Fred Lafayette Jordan

February 23, 1921 - December 16, 2014

FRED L JORDANFeb 23, 1921-Dec 16, 2014Fred L Jordan born Feb 23, 1921 passed peacefully at age 93 at home in Barlow. He was a WW II naval veteran. Fred worked for Kraft Foods, Inc for 43 years beginning his career in 1949 as a management trainee retiring in 1983 as Executive Vice President Operations. He is a member of the Millry High School Hall of Fame.Fred was preceded in his death by his...
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Mack A. Miller

July 30, 1942 - December 3, 2014

Mack A. Miller, a native of Leaksville, MS, passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Mobile Infirmary. Mack was born on July 30, 1942 to the late Robert Miller and Rena Calloway Miller. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara and his son-in-law, Chris Carter. Survivors include his 2 sons, Joey (Cindy) Miller of Theodore, AL and Calvin (Crystal) Miller of Mobile, AL; daughter, Teresa...
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Mae Everett Alford

October 19, 1920 - November 30, 2014

Mae Everett Alford, 94, born October 19, 1920, died November 30, 2014. Mrs. Alford was a lifelong resident of Tibbie, AL. She was a member of Chalker Memorial United Methodist Church.Mrs. Alford is survived by her daughters-in-law, Nancy Linda Staehle & JoAnn Dees; sister, Ada Angeline Williams; 7 grandchildren including Linda Carol Richardson, Kenneth R. Everett, Jr., and Ramona Kay Pierce;...
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Katherine Williams Granade

November 12, 1924 - November 23, 2014

Katherine Williams Granade passed November 23, 2014, she was a native of Fruitdale, AL, and a longtime resident of Chatom, AL, born on November 12, 1924. Services will be held Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at Chatom Baptist Church at11:00 am with visitation at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Grace Williams Cemetery. Dr, Robert Kirkland will officiate.She was employed as a secretary for Alfa...
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Lindy Leon Stoker

December 29, 1927 - November 22, 2014

Lindy Leon Stoker, 86, of Millers Ferry, AL, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 at his home. Funeral services will be Monday, November 24, 2014 at 11:00 am at Lathan Funeral Home, Chatom. Interment will follow in Chatom Cemetery. Rev. Scott Armstrong will officiate.Mr. Stoker was born December 29, 1927 to Henry Lee and Evelyn Anderson Stoker in Tuskegee, AL. He was a member and deacon of...
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Minnie Lou Williams

November 24, 1950 - November 4, 2014

Minnie Lou Reed Williams, age 63, born November 24, 1950, died November 4, 2014. Mrs. Williams was a native and resident of Millry, AL where the strength of her spirituality shined through her faithful membership at Millry Baptist Church. Knowing the value of hard work, she held many jobs over the years including her position as a Sales Associate at Andrews Hardware in Chatom, AL for 25 years....
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John Clark

December 15, 1923 - October 6, 2014

LATHAN FUNERAL HOMECHATOM, AL847-2129Bro. John Clark, 90, of Mobile, AL, went home to be with the Lord Monday, October 6, 2014, at a local hospital. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 9, 2014, at 11:00 AM at Howardtown Baptist Church in Howardtown, AL. Interment will follow at Howardtown Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Edward Howard and Bro. Earnest Tucker will officiate.A native of Tibbie,...
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Maudie C. Thompson

September 22, 1931 - October 5, 2014

LATHAN FUNERAL HOMECHATOM, AL847-2129Beatrice Carpenter Thompson, 83, of Chatom, AL, died Saturday, October 4, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 11:00 at Pine Level Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Jones Beech Cemetery. Nelson Thompson and Quentin Butts will officiate.Mrs. Thompson was a native and lifelong resident of Chatom, AL, and a member...
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Thelma Estelle Parnell

March 5, 1921 - September 1, 2014

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Linda Barden McIlwain

November 24, 1949 - August 7, 2014

Linda Barden McIlawain, age 64, a native of Wisconsin and resident of Buckatunna, MS, passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Washington County Hospital in Chatom, AL after putting up a valiant six year fight against cancer. Ms. McIlwain graduated from Pardeeville High School and went on to earn her Bachelor and Master’s Degree in education. She was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Ronald Eugene Gartman

November 12, 1937 - August 6, 2014

Ronald Eugene Gartman, age 76, of Tibbie, AL passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at his home. Mr. Gartman was a member of St. Stephens United Methodist Church, a Gideon and a lifetime member of International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers. He is survived by his wife, Pat Gartman; two children: Mariah Gartman and Ronald Gartman, Jr.; two brothers:...
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Mary Elizabeth Eubanks

December 2, 1948 - July 29, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Eubanks, age 65, of Chatom, AL passed away on July 29, 2014. She is survived by two daughters: Susan Beech and Rebeka McDonald; a son, Stuart Eubanks; two sisters and four brothers. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 11:00a.m. at Spring Hill Baptist Church. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Mission of Hope, 14970...
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Tinsel H. Hooks

August 25, 1927 - June 30, 2014

Tinsel H. Hooks, 86, a resident of Chatom, AL passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014. A hardworking lady, she was the owner of an answering service, working until she was 86 years of age. She is preceded in death by her husband, Graydon Melvin Hooks and her son, Ted Hooks. Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Deneice Hooks and a granddaughter, Deborah Leigh (Todd) Dixon, both of Chatom, AL;and...
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Linda Ruth Ready

January 16, 1950 - June 28, 2014

Linda Ruth Ready, age 64, a homemaker of Wagarville, AL passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Providence Hospital in Mobile, AL. She was born on January 16, 1950 to James Edgar Pace, Jr and Annie Ruth Hall Pace. Preceding her in death are her parents and two brothers, James Michael Pace and Donald Wayne Pace. She is survived by her husband, Jim Ready of Wagarville, AL; seven children: ...
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Bernice Oretha Hurst Bell

January 20, 1919 - June 26, 2014

Bernice H. "Sis" Bell, age 95, of Chatom, AL was born on Janaury 20 1919 and passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at her residence. She was a retired social worker for the State of Alabama. Mrs. Bell was a member of Chatom First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John "Lucius" Bell, Sr. and a grandson, Robby Jordan. Survivors include her two children:...
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Beverly June Carpenter

June 24, 1953 - June 10, 2014

June Carpenter, a lifelong resident of Chatom, Al, age 60, born June 24, 1953 and died June 10, 2014. Mrs. Carpenter is survived by her husband, Jimmie Carpenter of Chatom, AL; son, Melvin Earl “Van” (April) Coker, Jr. of Lucedale, MS; daughters, Stephanie (Jeremy) Hathcock of Gulf Shores, AL, Crystal Evans of Irvington, AL & Jessica (Ryan) Smith of Ft. Campbell, KY; brothers,...
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James Robert Fowler

September 24, 1939 - May 12, 2014

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Thomas J. "TJ" Hill

May 23, 1923 - April 23, 2014

Thomas Jefferson "TJ" Hill, age 90, born May 23, 1923, passed away at his residence Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Mr. Hill was a resident of Chatom, AL. He was retired having worked in the warehouse with Brown and Root Construction. Mr. Hill attended Springbank Baptist Church. Survived by: Wife/ Janice N. Hill of Chatom, AL Son/ Tommy Hill of Gulfport, MS 1 Grandchild Preceded in...
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Janie E. Lankford

August 10, 1946 - April 14, 2014

Janie E. Lankford, age 67, born August 10, 1946, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 at Washington County Hospital. Mrs. Lankford was a resident of the Rutan Community of Chatom. She was a retired Cafeteria Manager with the Washington County School Board and was formerly the Manager at the Dollar Store. Survived by: Husband, Ray Lankford of Rutan Community of Chatom, AL Granddaughter,...
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Willie Conn "Pistol" Thompson

November 1, 1948 - April 10, 2014

Willie C. "Pistol" Thompson, age 65, born November 1, 1948, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Washington County Hospital. Mr. Thompson was a resident of Hobson Community, Chatom, AL. He was a Plant Operator at Phillips Petroleum. Mr. Thompson was a member of Hobson Assembly of God, the Hobson Cemetery Committee and a Volunteer with the Hobson Fire Department. He served in the National...
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Cecil David Turner

July 2, 1944 - April 8, 2014

Cecil David Turner, age 69, born July 2, 1944, entered into rest April 8, 2014. Mr. Turner was a resident of Millry, AL where he was a member of Barlow United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Chatom Lodge #740 and the Abba Temple Shrine. He had retired as a maintenance worker with Olin Chemical. Mr. Turner had also served in the National Guard. Survived by: Wife-Ouida Fay Turner of...
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James W. Knight

September 12, 1964 - March 9, 2014

James W. Knight, age 49, born September 12, 1964, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 at USA Medical Center. Mr. Knight was a resident of Frankville, AL. He was a logger with Lower Dixie Timber Company. Mr. Knight served in the Army National Guard. Survived by: Mother/ Thelma Knight of Frankville, AL Brother/ Kenneth Knight of Millry, AL Sisters/ Regina Baker (Mike) of Melvin, AL ...
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Ronald Radford Smith, Sr.

July 23, 1941 - February 18, 2014

Ronald Radford Smith, Sr., age 72, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Smith is a resident of Semmes, AL, and formerly of Tibbie, AL. He was retired U.S. Navy in the Naval Security Group serving 20 years. Following his Naval career, Mr. Smith retired from Olin Corporation in the Security Department after 23 years. Mr. Smith was a member of Tibbie Baptist Church and...
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Mary B. Powell

March 8, 1934 - February 18, 2014

Mary B. Powell, age 79, born March 8, 1934, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, AL. Mrs. Powell was a resident of Chatom, AL. She was a retired Grocery Clerk. Mrs. Powell attended Chalker Memorial United Methodist Church. Survived by: Husband/ Reuben T. Powell of Chatom, AL Son/ Ernie Adams of Birmingham, AL Daughter/ Janice Meadows of Birmingham, AL ...
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Penny Coley Schell

December 7, 1930 - February 1, 2014

Penny Coley Schell, 83, of Chatom, Alabama passed on February 1, 2014 at Providence Hospital in Mobile, Alabama. She was born Penny Ferrel Coley in Moundville, Alabama on December 7, 1930 to farmer Ira Ford Coley and schoolteacher Dovie Davis Coley. She was married by Dr. Ray Frank Robbins to the late Fritz Eugene Schell, Jr. on April 7, 1956. Penny graduated from Hale Country High School,...
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Collier Richard Gardner

July 18, 1972 - January 14, 2014

Mr. Collier Richard Gardner, age 41, born July 18, 1972, entered into rest January 14, 2014. Mr. Gardner was a lifelong resident of Chatom, AL. He worked as a Crew Leader for HYDROVAC Industrial Services, Inc. Survived By: Wife- Hope Dees Gardner Mother- Mary Frances Gardner Step-daughter- Amber Veasey Step-son- Alex Veasey Sisters- Rena Gardner (Mark) Rock & Audra Gardner Nieces &...
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Vera Howard Timothy

March 12, 1935 - January 12, 2014

Vera H. Timothy, age 78, born March 12, 1935, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Washington County Hospital. Mrs. Timothy was a resident of Howardtown. She was a clerk with the Washington County Sheriff's Department for 13 years prior to her retirement. Mrs. Timothy was a member of Howardtown Baptist Church. Survived by: Sons/ Jimmy Watts (Dana) of Zimco, AL Arthur Timothy...
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Raymond Gregory "Greg" Lankford

October 20, 1969 - January 11, 2014

Raymond Gregory Lankford, age 44, born October 20, 1969, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Washington County Hospital. Mr. Lankford was a native of Chatom and a resident of Creola. He was an operator with Occidental Chemical. Mr. Lankford was an avid golfer and circle track and drag racer. Survived by: Wife-Pamela Lankford of Creola, AL Daughters- Mallory Lankford Castell (Jake)...
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Pete Thornton

February 16, 1946 - January 10, 2014

Pete Thornton, age 67, born February 16, 1946, passed away Friday, January 10, 2014 at Mobile Infirmary. Mr. Thornton was a resident of Springbank. He was a retired rigger with Northrup Gruman, formerly Ingalls Shipbuilding. He was a member of Eret Baptist Church. Mr. Thornton was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed camping and Alabama Football. Survived by: Wife/ Marie B. Thornton...
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Shirley Lou Harris Patrick

June 7, 1933 - January 7, 2014

Shirley Harris Patrick, age 80, born June 7, 1933, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Mrs. Patrick was a resident of Chunchula, but originally from McIntosh, AL. She was a homemaker and devoted pastor's wife. Mrs. Patrick was a member of Georgetown Baptist Church. Survived by: Husband/ Rev. Daniel Webster Patrick of Chunchula, AL Son/ Danny (Cindy) Patrick of Meridian, MS ...
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Jerry Levern Singleton

May 26, 1956 - January 3, 2014

Jerry Levern Singleton, age 57, born May 26, 1956, entered into rest January 3, 2014 in Mobile, AL. Mr. Singleton was a native and lifelong resident of Chatom, AL. Mr. Singleton had been self-employed. He was a member of Springhill Baptist Church. He loved horses, hunting, dogs and spending time with his grandkids. Survived By: Loving Wife of 38 years-Bessie Singleton of Chatom, AL ...
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John Hubert Perkins

February 25, 1941 - December 29, 2013

John Hubert Perkins, age 72, born February 25, 1941, entered into rest December 29, 2013. Mr. Perkins was a native and resident of Chatom, AL. He was employed as an Electrician with Ciba Geigy. Mr. Perkins was a member of the Masonic Lodge, President of the Chatom Bass Master Fishing Club and Treasurer of the Jackson Bass Master Fishing Club. Mr. Perkins had proudly served in the United States...
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James Bradley "Brad" Courtney

July 20, 1993 - December 20, 2013

James Bradley "Brad" Courtney, age 20, of Millry, AL, passed away on Friday December 20, 2013. Funeral Service will be Monday, December 23, 2013 at New Hope United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. with burial to follow in the New Hope United Methodist Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 22, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at New Hope United Methodist Church. Mr....
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Edward Dean Rogers

August 13, 1946 - November 29, 2013

Edward Dean Rogers, age 67, born August 13, 1946, entered into rest November 29, 2013 at Mobile Infirmary. Mr. Rogers was a native of Dodge City, Kansas and a resident of Millry, AL where he attended Millry Baptist Church. He has worked as a supervisor in construction industry. Mr. Rogers loved hunting, fishing and sports. He had served in the U. S. Marine Corps. Survived by: Wife-Phyllis...
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Ellen Jeanette Smith

February 23, 1941 - November 28, 2013

Ellen Jeanette Smith, age 72, born February 23, 1941, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Providence Hospital. Mrs. Smith was a resident of Fruitdale, AL. She was a homemaker. Survived by: Husband/ Horace Bennie Smith of Fruitdale, AL Son/ Larry Bennie Smith of Fruitdale, AL Daughters/ Glenda Lanette Gow of Monroe, WA Ellen Marie Sims of Semmes, AL ...
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Lee Franklin Parnell

April 8, 1941 - November 24, 2013

Lee Franklin Parnell, age 72, born April 8, 1941, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Washington County Hospital. Mr. Parnell was a resident of Tibbie, AL. He was a master home builder. Mr. Parnell attended Chalker Memorial United Methodist Church. Survived by: Wife/Kathy Parnell of Tibbie, AL Daughters/ Paula Chafin (Darren) of Millry, AL Tracy Trawick (Jeff)...
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Ramona Cantrell Foxworth

January 21, 1935 - November 8, 2013

Ramona Cantrell Foxworth, age 78, born January 21, 1935, entered into rest November 8, 2013 at Springhill Medical Center, Mobile, AL. Mrs. Foxworth was a resident of Fruitdale, AL. She was a member of Chatom Baptist Church. Mrs. Foxworth loved Braves Baseball. She had worked for the Tombigbee Regional Commission where she helped establish Senior Citizen Nutrition Centers in Clarke and Washington...
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Sally B Jordan

January 7, 1922 - October 11, 2013

Sally Brown Jordan, born January 7, 1922, at age 91, passed peacefully at home in Barlow. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a faithful member of Barlow United Methodist Church. Sally was preceded in death by her parents, John and Hattie Brown; four brothers, J.I., Jake, Lamar and Ted Brown, and daughter-in-law; Nina (Jerry) Jordan. She is survived...
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Opal S. Moss Taylor

July 28, 1933 - October 1, 2013

Opal Scarbrough Moss Taylor, age 80, Born July 28, 1933 passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Mrs. Taylor was a resident of Chatom, AL. She was a retired Secretary with Ala Miss Inc., and was a Baptist. Survived by: Husband/ Jimmy Taylor Step-Children/ Thomas Taylor Betty Barnett Audrey Conley Eileen Parks ...
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Violet Irene Loper

September 9, 1953 - October 1, 2013

Violet Irene Loper, age 60, born September 9, 1953, entered into rest October 1, 2013 at Washington County Hospital. Mrs. Loper was a resident of Fruitdale, AL where she was a member of Four Points Baptist Church. She had worked as a CAN for Washington County Nursing Home. Survived by: Husband of 39 Years- John Wayne Loper, Sr. of Fruitdale, AL Sons-John Wayne (Lori) Loper, Jr of Chatom...
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Jerry M Richardson

March 27, 1946 - August 14, 2013

Jerry M. Richardson, age 67, born March 27, 1946, entered into rest August 14, 2013. Mr. Richardson was a resident of Chatom, AL. He had worked as the Shop Forman for Washington County Board of Education. He loved to hunt and fish and was loved by all who knew him. Survived by: Wife-Shirley B. Richardson of Chatom, AL Son-Jason Dewayne (Candace) Richardson of Chatom, AL Daughter...
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Mamie Leigh Moss

March 1, 1935 - August 13, 2013

Mamie Leigh Moss, age 78, born March 1, 1935 entered into rest Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Mobile Infirmary. Mrs. Moss was a resident of the Springbank Community. She was a Secretary with Washington County Hospital and a Bookkeeper with Chatom Clinic. Mrs. Moss was a member of Springbank Baptist Church. Survived by: Husband/ James Willard Moss of Springbank, AL Son/ Willard Albert...
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Ted Hooks

March 18, 1949 - August 4, 2013

Ted Hooks, age 64, born March 18, 1949, entered into rest August 4, 2013. Mr. Hooks was a native of Mississippi and resident of Chatom, AL. He was a retired accountant. Mr. Hooks was a member of Chatom Baptist Church. He loved fishing, woodwork, working with children in baseball and softball and was an avid University of Alabama Football Fan. Survived by: Wife-Deneice R. Hooks of Chatom,...
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Vera Lena Martin

July 23, 1922 - July 20, 2013

Mrs. Vera Lena Martin, age 90, born July 23, 1922, entered into rest July 20, 2013. Mrs. Martin was a native of Oklahoma, former resident of Bloomfield, New Mexico and current resident of Chatom, AL. She was a homemaker who was dearly devoted to her loving family. Survived by: Children-James Martin (Marie) of Bloomfield, NM Freda Mills (Alan) of Chatom, AL George Martin (Julianne)...
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Richard Elzia Brown

January 1, 1960 - July 15, 2013

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Johnnie Beech Coffman

April 15, 1935 - June 24, 2013

Johnnie Beech Coffman, age 78, born April 15, 1935 passed away Monday, June 24, 2013 in Augusta, GA. Mrs. Coffman was a native of Chatom, AL and a resident of Columbia, GA. She was a retired legal secretary with Fleming, Blancherd, Boner Law Firm. Survived by: Son/ Thomas B. Coffman of Martinez, GA Brother/ Oscar Ray Beech, Deer Park, AL Sisters/ Carolyn Neilson of Birmingham, AL ...
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Michael Jerome "Mike" Sheffield

April 14, 1956 - June 20, 2013

Michael Jerome "Mike" Sheffield, age 57, born April 14, 1956, passed away June 20, 2013. Mr. Sheffield was a resident of Chatom, AL. He was a 1974 graduate of Washington County High School. Mr. Sheffield was the owner and operator of Sheffield's Furniture Co. His hobbies include fishing, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and his yellow "Tweety Bird" jeep. Mr. Sheffield was a very enthusiastic...
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Marla Ruth Belue Warr

July 26, 1962 - June 18, 2013

Marla Ruth Belue Warr, age 50, born July 26, 1962, passed away June 18, 2013 at Washington County Nursing Home. She was a resident of Chatom, AL. Marla was a Teacher with the Mobile County School Board teaching at Dauphin Island and other schools. She was a 1980 graduate of WCHS where she was a member of the band and Honor Guard and was also a graduate of the University of Alabama where she was...
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Peggy Ferguson Reynolds

August 23, 1943 - June 10, 2013

Peggy Ferguson Reynolds, age 69, born August 23, 1943, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013 at Springhill Memorial Hospital, Mobile, AL. Mrs. Reynolds was a resident of Chatom, AL. She had worked as a Corporate Secretary for Woodrow Reynolds & Son Timber. Mrs. Reynolds was a member of First Baptist Church of Chatom. Survived by: Husband- Don F. "Chuck" Reynolds of Chatom, AL Sons-Mike Fell...
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William "Bill" W. Morrow

December 2, 1940 - June 1, 2013

William "Bill" W. Morrow, age 72, born December 2, 1940, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Washington County Hospital. Mr. Morrow was a native of Russellville, Al and a resident of Fruitdale, AL. He was a retired project manager with Ciba Geigy. Mr. Morrow was a member of Fruitdale Baptist Church. He was a Staff Seargent in the U. S. Air Force. Survived by: Wife/ Dinah Morrow of...
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William Henry Hoffman

May 13, 1929 - May 29, 2013

William Henry Hoffman, age 84, born May 13, 1929, passed away May 29, 2013. Mr. Hoffman was a resident of Chatom, AL. He attended Family Life Church in Chatom, AL. Mr. Hoffman was a served in the U.S. Air Force where he worked in Communications. Survived by: Wife-Shirley A. Hoffman of Chatom, AL Daughters-Jo Hoffman of State Line, MS Kathy Hoffman of Chatom, AL Grandchild-Kaylin...
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Dorothy Kathleen Carpenter

November 1, 1922 - May 26, 2013

Dorothy Kathleen Carpenter, age 90, born November 1, 1922, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Washington County Nursing Home. Mrs. Carpenter was a resident of Chatom, AL. She was a Seamstress at Vanity Fair for 29 years. Mrs. Carpenter was a member of Springhill Baptist Church. Survived by: Son/ Jimmie D. Carpenter (June) of Millry, AL Daughter/ Bobbie J. Jenkins (Bob) of Millry, AL ...
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Beatrice C. Savage

April 18, 1923 - May 16, 2013

Beatrice C. Savage, age 90, born April 18, 1923 passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Washington County Hospital. Mrs. Savage was a resident of Fruitdale, AL. She was a retired School Teacher with the Mobile County Board of Education, teaching in Citronelle, AL. Mrs. Savage was a member of Chatom Baptist Church. Survived by: Son/ Michael Savage (Sheila) of Fruitdale, AL Granddaughters/...
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Albert Bruce "Buddy Albert" Parnell

March 5, 1928 - May 10, 2013

Albert Bruce "Buddy Albert" Parnell, age 85, born March 5, 1928, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013. Mr. Parnell was a lifelong resident of Tibbie, AL. He retired as a 'Wood Rider' with Tensaw Land and Timber Company. Mr. Parnell loved turkey season and being in woods. Survived by: Sons-Clem (Debbie) Parnell of Stockton, AL Royce Parnell of Tibbie, AL Daughter-Dewan (Sylvester) Abrams of...
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Helen Bernice Williams

June 6, 1923 - May 5, 2013

Helen Bernice Williams, age 89, born June 6, 1923, entered into rest May 5, 2013. Mrs. Williams was a resident of Chatom, AL where she was a homemaker. She was a member of Laton Hill Baptist Church. Survived By: Sons: Douglas Williams of Colorado Springs, CO Joe D. Williams of Chatom, AL Daughter: Sylvia Platt of State Line, MS 9 Grandchildren 10 Great Grandchildren 7 Great...
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Mary R. Benton

January 9, 1944 - April 17, 2013

Mary R. Benton, age 69, born January 9, 1944, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Washington County Hospital. Mrs. Benton was a native of Seaboard, AL and a resident of Deer Park, AL. She was a retired Manager with McIntosh Chemical Federal Credit Union. Mrs. Benton was a member of New Grace Baptist Church. Survived by: Husband/ George Hardy Benton of Deer Park, AL Son/ George ...
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Bettie Dickey Plemmons

August 22, 1928 - April 15, 2013

Bettie Dickey Plemmons, daughter of the late John R. Dickey, Sr. and Willie Ware Dickey, died April 15, 2013 at the Mobile Infirmary at the age of 84 after suffering a stroke. She was an extraordinary gardener, and insisted that she had more hummingbirds in her yard than in anyone else in Chatom. Her greatest loves were her "little house on Gordy Street", her flowers and smoking (although not...
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Rosa Lee Sullivan

July 26, 1925 - April 9, 2013

Rosa Lee Sullivan, age 87, born July 26, 1925, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Washington County Nursing Home. Mrs. Sullivan was a native and resident of Hobson, AL. She was a retired Sewing machine operator at Cam Corporation. Mrs. Sullivan was a member of Hobson Assembly of God Church. Survived by: Children/ Rosa Henson (David) of Jackson, AL Henrietta Gibson ...
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Glendine Howell Beech

November 19, 1916 - April 2, 2013

Glendine H. Beech, age 96, born November 19, 1916, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Washington County Hospital. Mrs. Beech was a resident of St. Stephens having recently resided in the Washington County Nursing Home. She was a retired Sewing Machine Operator with Vanity Fair, formerly Clarke Mills. Mrs. Beech was a member of Hobson Assembly of God Church and volunteered extensively for a...
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