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Lathan Funeral Homes have a long tradition of helping Alabama families. Personal attention and compassionate assistance have always been our most important goal. For generations, our strong ties to the families of Clarke and Washington Counties have strengthened our commitment to provide the most caring service available. We feel that serving you is a privilege, and understand that the loss of a loved one is a very personal experience. Members of our staffs pride themselves in providing a wide variety of choices including personalized services, cremation memorials and traditional funerals. Whether you need immediate assistance or have questions about one of our affordable prearrangement plans, our knowledgeable and helpful staffs are here to help. At Lathan Funeral Homes, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. And for those who wish to plan their arrangements in advance, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. We invite you to learn more about our three funeral home locations: LATHAN FUNERAL HOME (JACKSON) With approximately 10,000 square feet, Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson is our largest location. Founded in 1926 as Woodson Funeral Home, it became Lathan Funeral Home in 1968. Our facility in Jackson features a chapel with seating for 160 guests, a separate family room that can accommodate 45 people, a lounge area, two visitation rooms and an arrangement room, as well as ample parking. We are located on U.S. Highway 43, within 90 minutes of the Mobile airport. LATHAN FUNERAL HOME AND MAGNOLIA LAWN CEMETERY (GROVE HILL) Lathan Funeral Home's 4,400-square-foot Grove Hill location has an arrangement room, two visitation rooms, a lounge area and a chapel that can seat 160 guests. We also have more than enough parking for visitors. The funeral home is conveniently located on U.S. Highway 43 North, on the grounds of Magnolia Lawn Cemetery. Traditional ground burial is available at neighboring Magnolia Lawn Cemetery. A beautiful statue of a marble tablet with praying hands can be found on the grounds of the cemetery. LATHAN FUNERAL HOME (CHATOM) At Lathan Funeral Home's Chatom location, guests will find a facility with two visitation rooms, an arrangement room, lounge area, and a chapel with seating for 160 loved ones. Lathan is located on U.S. Highway 17 North. Plenty of parking is available for those visiting our Chatom funeral home.


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Alton Taylor

March 13, 1937 - November 22, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Alton Taylor announces his passing after a long battle with illness, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at the age of 80 years old. He was born on March 14, 1937 to Onie Albert and Elnor (Broadus) Taylor.Alton is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mrs. Lillie Mae and their four children, Albert Taylor, Nathan Taylor, Lorraine (Jay) Scurry, and...
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Gladys Gilley

September 27, 1927 - November 12, 2017

Gladys Evelyn Gilley, 90, of Millry, passed away November 12, 2017 at the Washington County Nursing Home. She was born September 27, 1927 to Charlie and Agnes Chafin. A member of Spring Hill Baptist Church in Millry, she served as the first post mistress for the now-closed Yarbo post office. Her favorite hobby was quilting, and numerous family and friends have received her quilts. She created her...
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Teresa Parnell Knight

December 9, 1967 - November 10, 2017

Teresa Parnell Knight, age 49, passed away November 10, 2017 in Mobile, Alabama. Ms. Knight was born December 9, 1967. A native of Tibbie where she was a member of Tibbie Baptist Church, Ms. Knight was a resident of Citronelle. She was an avid Alabama Football fan who dearly loved her cat, Bobtail. Ms. Knight is survived by her father, Don Parnell; mother, Mollie (Ron) Davis; children, Mercedes...
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Larry Randall Singleton

March 27, 1959 - November 7, 2017

Larry R. Singleton, 58, of Chatom, passed away November 7, 2017 at his residence. He was born March 27, 1959 to Archie and Mary Lee Singleton. A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, he was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church. He was an all-around “people person” and was extremely passionate about deer hunting and riding his grandchildren on the four-wheeler. He was a...
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Janet Carpenter Jordan

July 29, 1932 - November 3, 2017

Janet Carpenter Jordan, 85, of Chatom, AL passed away November 3, 2017 at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center. She was born July 29, 1932 to Wilson and Evelyn Carpenter. A member of Millry Baptist Church, she enjoyed traveling, especially spending time in Gulf Shores and Gatlinburg, TN. She was a big supporter of her grandchildren’s activities, especially their athletic events. She spent...
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Dorothy Louise Laton

October 15, 1933 - October 23, 2017

Dorothy Louise Laton, 84, of Chatom, passed away October 23, 2017 at her residence. She was born October 15, 1933 to Henry and Irene Carpenter. A homemaker, she loved working in her yard, especially with the flower beds.She was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 66 years, John Franklin Laton, Jr.She is survived by her children, Johnny Brent (Sandra) Laton, Linda Lou Laton; brother,...
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Esther A. Reynolds

September 20, 1922 - October 22, 2017

Esther Allen Reynolds, 95, of Bastrop, TX, formerly of Chatom, passed away October 22, 2017 at Silver Pines Nursing Home in Bastrop. She was born September 20, 1922 to Jim and Artie Allen and lived most of her life in Chatom. She had been self-employed as a beautician for 60 years.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Reynolds and siblings, David Allen, Johnny Allen and Annie...
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Howard Daniel Moss

March 12, 1942 - October 7, 2017

Funeral Services will be 1 pm Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 at Lathan Funeral Home in Chatom with a visitation from 12-1 prior to services.Full obituary will be listed soon.
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Gregory Scott Jones

October 15, 1976 - September 20, 2017

Gregory Scott Jones, 40, of Chatom, passed away September 20, 2017 at the Washington County Nursing Home. He was born October 15, 1976 to Clarence and DeeLayne Jones. He was an avid fan of the Florida State Seminole football program and enjoyed entertaining his family and friends as a comedian.He was preceded in death by his parents.He is survived by his daughter, Maci Jones; sisters, Tanya ...
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Osceola Henderson

November 17, 1934 - September 1, 2017

Osceola Howard Henderson, age 82, passed away September 1, 2017. Mrs. Henderson was born November 17, 1934 to the late Boyd and Lavonia Howard and was a life-long resident of Washington County. She had worked as an inspector for CAM Manufacturing in Chatom.She is survived by her children: Gwen Byrd (Steve), Malcolm Norred (Lisa), Howard Henderson; siblings: Simon Howard, Travis Howard, Dysie Odom...
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James Franklin Butts

March 5, 1943 - August 30, 2017

James Franklin “Bo” Butts, 74, of Semmes, passed away August 30, 2017 at his residence. He was born March 5, 1943 to William Thomas and Aline Curry Butts. After serving in the U.S. Army, he was employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a core driller. He was also an avid fan of Alabama football.He was preceded in death by his parents.He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Koen...
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Lena Yvonne Taylor

March 23, 1939 - August 23, 2017

Lena Yvonne Taylor, 78, of Chatom, passed away August 23, 2017 at her residence. She was born March 23, 1939 to Dan and Virgie Beech.She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, George D. Beech; daughter, Kelly Taylor and siblings, Johnny Ray (Alice) Beech and Doris (Gibeon) Smith.She is survived by her husband of 59 years, H.B. Taylor; children, Jade (Kent) Younge, Thad Taylor; sister...
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Alfred Cleiland Driskell

September 26, 1938 - August 22, 2017

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Barrymore G. London

March 22, 1936 - August 21, 2017

Barry Glenn London Sr., 81, of Chatom, passed away August 21, 2017 at his residence. He was born March 22, 1936 to Hurbert and Achsa London. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he was employed with Scott Paper Co./Great Northern Paper as a pipefitter and enjoyed fishing.He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Donna (Rodney) McKinney; brother-in-law, Dave Stoddard and sister-in-law, Dianne...
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Matthew Simon Godwin

October 10, 1984 - July 20, 2017

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Betty J. Gahlinger

April 20, 1940 - July 20, 2017

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Nettie Inez Hayes

April 6, 1927 - July 8, 2017

Nettie Inez Hayes, 90, of Chatom, passed away July 8, 2017 at the Washington County Nursing Home. She was born April 6, 1927 to John Franklin and Edna Dees. A member of the Chatom Church of God, she had also been employed as a cafeteria worker with the Washington County Board of Education. She was an avid fan of the Alabama football team, and enjoyed numerous hobbies including watching...
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Betty Cannon

April 7, 1936 - July 1, 2017

Betty Jean Brewer Cannon, 81, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017. Betty was born April 7, 1936, to George Alma Brewer and Maggie Elrod Brewer, and resided most of her life in McIntosh, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her parents and eleven siblings. She was a member of McIntosh United Methodist Church. She retired from Searcy Hospital where she served as a Dental Assistant. She loved to...
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John Clayton Reynolds

March 3, 1958 - June 15, 2017

John Clayton “Johnny” Reynolds, Jr., 59, of Eight Mile, passed away June 15, 2017 at his residence. He was born March 3, 1958 to John C. Reynolds, Sr. and Betty Freeman Reynolds. Having established a relationship with the Lord late in his life, his favorite quote had become “All my hallelujahs belong to Him.”He was preceded in death by his birth mother.He is survived by...
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Jack Luis Jordan

May 15, 1952 - May 25, 2017

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Lemoyne Lemoyne Hearn

May 29, 1937 - May 17, 2017

Lemoyne Hearn, 79, of Chatom, AL passed away May 17, 2017 at Washington County Hospital. She was born May 29, 1937 to Isaac K. Lane and Bessie McDonald Lane. She and her husband of 61 years, Joseph Hearn, Sr. were the owners of Hearn Ford in Chatom for more than 50 years.She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, sister: Donna Burn, and brother: Jerry Lane.She is survived by daughter,...
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Bonnie C. Moss

June 3, 1966 - May 15, 2017

Bonnie Faye Moss, 50, of Chatom, passed away May 15, 2017 at her residence. She was born June 3, 1966 to Daniel Lamar Carpenter and Carlyon Sue Parnell Carpenter. She was a 1984 graduate of Washington County High School and attended the University of West Alabama. She was employed by Ciba-Geigy (BASF) for 28 years. A member of Chatom Church of God, she was a proud member of the church choir and...
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Vivian Taylor Bolen

December 13, 1923 - April 20, 2017

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Margie Williams McIlwain

April 26, 1925 - March 21, 2017

Margie Lee McIlwain, 91, of Laton Hill, passed away March 21, 2017 in Mobile. She was born April 26, 1925 to Thomas Jefferson Williams and Alabama Lee Williams. She was raised in Washington County and was an active member of Laton Hill Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Grover McIlwain who passed away September 2, 2012.She is survived by children, Alton McIlwain,...
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Jane Carole Dumas

September 5, 1948 - March 12, 2017

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Bertha Frances Roberts

March 26, 1929 - March 12, 2017

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James Edward Sims

June 2, 1933 - February 28, 2017

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Juanita Godwin Parnell

November 29, 1922 - February 7, 2017

Juanita Godwin Parnell, 94, of Tibbie, passed away February 7, 2017 at the Washington County Nursing Home. She was born November 28, 1922 in Fairhope.She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Parnell; son, William Earl Parnell; daughter, Pearl “Tiny” Boutwell and granddaughter, Pam Parnell.She leaves to cherish her memory, sons, Raymond (Charlene) Parnell, Rayford (Mandy) Parnell...
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Vermel Laton Reynolds

August 22, 1930 - January 25, 2017

Vermel Laton Reynolds, 86, of Chatom, passed away January 25, 2017 at her residence. She was born August 22, 1930 to Joseph J. Laton and Ada Mae Scarbrough Laton. She was a member of Laton Hill Baptist Church and had been employed as a rural mail carrier.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Russell B. Reynolds; siblings, James Cecil “J.C.” Laton, M.D. Laton, Paul Laton,...
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Tony Carlton Dearmon

May 25, 1979 - January 21, 2017

Tony Carlton “T.C.” Dearmon, Jr., 37, of Chatom, passed away January 21, 2017 at his residence. He was born May 25, 1979 to Tony Carlton, Dearmon, Sr. and Barbara Thompson Newton. An avid Alabama fan and member of Leroy Baptist Church, he loved hunting, fishing and spending time at home with his wife and children.He is survived by his parents; wife, Kandace Newton Dearmon; children,...
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Sue Johnston Loper

March 9, 1928 - January 13, 2017

Sue J. Loper, 88, of Longmont, Colorado, passed away January 13, 2017 at her home. She was born March 9, 1928 in Honaker, Virginia to Edward and Rachel (Keene) Johnston. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Nursing in 1951. On March 3, 1956, she married Hubert Horry “Harry” Loper, Jr. in Charlottesville, Virginia.After the family moved to Mobile, she worked...
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Joseph Oscar Hearn

October 24, 1931 - December 25, 2016

Joseph O. Hearn, Sr., 85, of Chatom, went home to be with his Savior while surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 25, 2016. He was born to Esther and Oscar Hearn in Citronelle on October 24, 1931 and spent more than 50 years as the owner of Hearn Ford in Chatom. He was an active member of various organizations and charities, as well as a strong supporter of local community projects.Joe is...
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Betty Joyce Boudreaux

June 20, 1938 - December 22, 2016

Betty J. Boudreaux, 78, of Fruitdale, passed away December 22, 2016 at the Washington County Nursing Home. She was born June 20, 1938 to William Cantrell and Maude Loper Cantrell-Wilkins. She was retired from Washington County News. She also had worked in sales at Gayfers in Biloxi, MS, co-owner of Biloxi Hardware, and Continental Trailways Bus Services. She was a graduate of Fruitdale High...
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Melanie Sue Garcia

July 13, 1984 - December 12, 2016

Melanie Sue Garcia, 32, of Chatom, passed away December 12, 2016 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born in Jackson on July 13, 1984 to James Elvin and Shirley Ann Sullivan. She had been employed as a nurse and loved her family.She was preceded in death by her parents; step-son, Christopher Garcia and brother, Robert Sullivan.She is survived by her husband, John Garcia; children, Michael Garcia,...
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Morgan Alexis Fell

July 19, 2000 - December 4, 2016

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Anne Prim Mattmuller

July 9, 1928 - November 18, 2016

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Virginia Harris

February 16, 1931 - November 18, 2016

Virginia L. Harris, 85, of Wilmer, passed away November 18, 2016 at Providence Hospital. She was born February 16, 1931 to Lee and Lettie Carpenter.She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Samuel W. Heathcock, Sr., Charles Marshall Harris, Sr.; sons, Gary Heathcock, Gilbert Heathcock, Charles Marshall Harris, Jr., Charles Marshall Harris III; two brothers and seven sisters.She is...
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Jimmy Hollis Kennedy

October 3, 1942 - November 16, 2016

Jimmy Hollis Kennedy, 74, of Millry, passed away November 16, 2016 at his residence. He was born October 3, 1942 in Wetumpka to Noah and Leona Kennedy. He was employed as a supervisor of the structural fabrication shop with Brown and Root and was a fan of Alabama football and Nascar racing. He was enjoyed hunting and fishing.He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and two brothers...
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John Micheal Allen

September 27, 1947 - November 13, 2016

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Shelton H. Weaver

March 13, 1935 - November 3, 2016

Shelton H. Weaver, 81, of Tibbie, passed away November 3, 2016 at his residence. He was born March 13, 1935 to Tom Daniel and Tiny Weaver. A hard worker, he retired with Brown and Root in 1997 and from Cleve Rivers Timber Company in 2010. He was also employed with Jody Rivers House Moving. He enjoyed watching Jimmy Swaggert Ministries on television and believed in the motto “If you don...
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John Franklin Laton

July 28, 1929 - October 16, 2016

John Franklin Laton, Jr., 87, of Chatom, passed away October 16, 2016 at his residence. He was born July 28, 1929 to John Franklin Laton Sr. and Etta Scarbrough Laton. He had been employed with Greers Consultants in Canton, Texas and enjoyed raising cattle, hunting and spending time with his family.He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Carpenter Laton; children, Linda Laton, Brent (Sandra) Laton...
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Teresa Anne Norris

January 7, 1955 - September 20, 2016

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Robert Edward Henson

December 17, 1940 - September 10, 2016

Robert Edward Henson, 75, entered into rest September 10, 2016. He was born December 17, 1940 to Marie Elizabeth Blount Henson and Robert Lee Henson. He grew up on his family farm in Hawthorn and graduated from Leroy High School.He earned his degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University in 1964 and also served in the advanced ROTC during his college career. He joined the army as First...
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Luceil Elizabeth Carpenter

June 28, 1928 - September 9, 2016

Lucile Elizabeth Carpenter, 88, passed away September 9, 2016. She was born June 28, 1928 to William and Edna Walker. She had been employed as a bookkeeper with H.H.S. Inc. in Tuscaloosa.She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Bodie Martin Carpenter who passed away the previous day.She is survived by her children, K. Jeff (Linda) Houston, William Andrew (Linda) Houston, Charlene...
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Bodie M. Carpenter

November 6, 1921 - September 8, 2016

Bodie Martin Carpenter, 94, of Millry, passed away September 8, 2016 at his residence. He was born November 6, 1921 to Bush Rod and Alice E. Carpenter. He was an employee of Ciba Geigy for 22 years and a Washington County Commissioner for nine years. A Master Mason with the Chatom Lodge for more than 60 years, he was also a member of the Clarke-Washington Co-Op Nominating Board and Spring Hill...
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Emmett Raymond Dailey

June 21, 1932 - September 7, 2016

Emmett Raymond Dailey, 84, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at his residence in Fruitdale. He was born June 21, 1932. A proud veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, he was retired from International Paper Company where he worked for 38 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, as well as hunting, fishing and various other outdoor activities.He was preceded in death by...
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Verna Earline Parnell

May 30, 1922 - August 30, 2016

Verna M. Parnell, 94, of Tibbie, passed away August 30, 2016 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born May 30, 1922 to Annie and Milton McIlwain. A member of Tibbie Baptist Church, she enjoyed fishing, gardening and shopping.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vernon Parnell; siblings, Ulios “Pete” McIlwain, Harold J. “Bo” McIlwain, Zollow Theophilus “Thee...
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Ray Marshall Beech

September 9, 1933 - August 12, 2016

Ray Marshall Beech, 82, of Chatom, passed away August 12, 2016 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born September 9, 1933 to William P. and Maudie Atchison Beech. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served as an MP during the Korean Conflict. He has been employed by Washington County Pole and Timber, but had most recently worked as a security officer in the construction industry.He was preceded in death by...
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Pauline Gardner McIlwain

October 15, 1932 - July 20, 2016

Pauline “Nade” McIlwain, 83, of Tibbie, AL passed away on Wednesday, July, 20, 2016 at her home. Mrs. McIlwain was born in the Seabord community on October 15, 1932 to Wash Steven Gardner and Ola Mae Parnell Gardner. She was a homemaker and attended Hawthorne Road Assembly of God and Chatom Church of God. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Zollow Theophilus “Thee...
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Barbara Jean Leonard

January 30, 1939 - July 12, 2016

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Robert Leslie Thompson

July 22, 1947 - July 12, 2016

Robert Leslie Thompson, 68, of Chatom, passed away July 12, 2016 at his residence. He was born July 22, 1947 to Leslie and Bessie Thompson. He had been employed as a timber and game manager with Bassett Creek Timber and Game Management. A member of Pine Level Baptist Church, he was a loving and devoted family man.He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mickey Tryon.He is survived by...
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Earline Virginia Schramm

April 22, 1926 - July 10, 2016

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Faye Averett McCord

April 21, 1927 - July 9, 2016

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Linda Gayle Dungan

November 19, 1953 - July 2, 2016

Linda Gayle Loper Dungan, 62, of Millry, passed away July 2, 2016 at her residence. She was born November 19, 1953. She enjoyed spending time with her family and sharing her love of gardening and canning with family and friends.She was preceded in death by her father, Johnny James Loper; sister, Shirley Dearmon and brother, Johnny Ray Loper.She is survived by her husband, SJ “Butch”...
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Lilybel Gunn Bounds

August 23, 1926 - June 26, 2016

Lilybel Gunn Bounds, 89, of Chatom, passed away June 26, 2016 at the Washington County Nursing Home. She was born August 23, 1926 to R.H. and Thelma Lee Gunn. A veteran educator with the Washington County Board of Education, she served for 47 years, 37 of those as principal at Chatom Elementary School.She was preceded in death by her husband, Davis E. Bounds; her parents; siblings, Beatrice Gunn...
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Lilybel Gunn Bounds

August 23, 1926 - June 26, 2016

Lilybel Gunn Bounds, 89, of Chatom, passed away June 26, 2016 at the Washington County Nursing Home. She was born August 23, 1926 to R.H. and Thelma Lee Gunn. A veteran educator with the Washington County Board of Education, she served for 47 years, 37 of those as principal at Chatom Elementary School.She was preceded in death by her husband, Davis E. Bounds; her parents; siblings, Beatrice Gunn...
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Alice Vivian Iadone

July 18, 1921 - June 18, 2016

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Eva Katherine Ard

May 28, 1924 - June 11, 2016

Eva Katherine Ard, 92, a homemaker of Chatom, AL passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Washington County Hospital. She was born on May 28, 1924 to Harry Parnell and Sadie Kate Kirkland Parnell in the Cedar Creek Community. Eva loved her church, Alabama football, collard greens, grits and cornbread. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert Jackson Ard; son, James Murvin Ard...
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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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