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Miscellaneous Mobile County, Alabama Obituaries - 1998

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Patricia F. Ivy

MOUNT VERNON Patricia Faye Ivy, a native of Mobile and resident of Mount Vernon, died Tuesday at a local hospital. She was 47.

She is survived by her husband, Marvin Byrd of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Lisa Ivy and Brook Ivy, both of Mobile; four sisters, Dorothy Foster of Los Angeles, Ernestine Chapa of Chickasaw, Joyce Michaels of Navarre, Fla., and Shirley Stanford of Mobile; and one grandchild.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Radney Funeral Home in Saraland. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday the funeral home. Burial will be in Byrd Cemetery in Mount Vernon.

Lee W. Powe

INGLEWOOD, Calif. 151; Lee Winston Powe, a 1965 graduate of Mobile County Training School, died Wednesday at his California home.

The Prichard native resided in Inglewood. He received his bachelor of science degree in accounting from Alabama A&M University in 1969.

Survivors include his wife, Gussie W. Powe of Inglewood, Calif.; one son, Lorenzo Powe of Huntsville; two sisters, Patricia Reid of Eight Mile and Hazel Powe of Prichard; six brothers, Joseph Powe of Los Angeles, William Powe of Fort Worth, Texas, Charles Powe, Marvin Powe and Edward Powe, all of Prichard, and Harold Powe of Mobile.

Viewing will be from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at Christian Benevolent Funeral Home. Viewing is also set after 9 a.m. Saturday at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 350 E. Chandler St. in Prichard, with visitation from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. services. Interment will be in Gethsemane Cemetery.

Kenneth Youngchild

Kenneth E. Youngchild, a retiree of American Cyanamid Co., died Saturday at a local health care facility. He was 86.

Youngchild, a native of Nekoosa, Wis., was a longtime Mobile resident. He had worked many years with American Cyanamid, and retired as general manager of the pulp and paper chemicals division.

He is survived by his wife, Hallie Youngchild; two sons, Kenneth E. Youngchild Jr. of Huntington Beach, Calif., and the Rev. Gregory A. Youngchild of Battle Creek, Mich.; one daughter, Jill A. Clapes of Maui, Hawaii; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services are set for 2 p.m. today in Old Spring Hill Cemetery. Radney Funeral Home on Dauphin Street is handling ar rangements.
 

Robert C. Osborne

GROVE HILL Robert Coma Osborne, who worked as a plant engineer with Weyhaueser Co., died Tuesday in a Mobile hospital. He was 68.

Osborne, a native of Tattlersville, Ala., lived in Grove Hill. He was a member of Union Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Cobb Osborne of Grove Hill; one son, Robert Lyle Osborne of Birmingham; one daughter, Donna Valeska of Dothan, Ala.; one sister, Helen Deas of Gulfport; and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be be 9 a.m. Thursday at Lathan Funeral Home in Grove Hill. Graveside services are set for 10 a.m. Thursday in Magnolia Lawn Cemetery.
 

Charlie D. Barkley Sr. 

LINDEN Charlie Duane Barkley Sr., a car salesman, died Monday in an area hospital. He was 57.

Barkley, a native of Marengo County who lived in Linden, was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn N. Barkley of Linden; two daughters, Telena Barkley Gunter and Sondra Barkley Hale of Linden; one son, Chuck Barkley of Lafayette, La.; three brothers, Chalmus Barkley and Mack Barkley, both of Linden, and Billy Barkley of Springhill, Ala.; three sisters, Barbara Crocker of Magnolia, Ala., Mildred Thrash of Campground, Ala., and Patricia Nichols of Linden; and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be at 6 tonight at O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Linden. Services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church, with interment in Old Octagon Cemetery in Linden.
 

Oscar Almeida Sr.

LOS ANGELES Oscar Almeida Sr., a resident of Los Angeles, died Monday after a lengthy illness. He was 74.

Survivors include his wife, Noemi Almeida; two sons, Dr. Oscar D. Almeida of Mobile and Rudy Almeida of Los Angeles; one daughter, Edith Almeida of Texas; three sisters and eight grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Inglewood Mortuary, 1206 Centinella Avenue in Inglewood, Calif. Cryptside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Holy Cross Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Bertram Graves

BAY MINETTE The funeral for Bertram Graves of Bay Minette will be held today.

The service begins at 11 a.m. at Trinity Chapel Church in Bay Minette. The Rev. James Crook will officiate and burial follows at Mutual Aid Cemetery in Bay Minette.

Graves, 67, died Aug. 19, 1998, in Moss Point, Miss. He was a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by six sisters, Clariece Graves of Belleville, Mich., Sarah Bolling and Betty Montgomery, both of Bay Minette, Annie Sheppard and Dorothy Gibson, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Ethel McLaughlin of Mobile; three brothers, Freddie Graves of Bay Minette, Ralph Graves of Anniston and Percy Graves Jr. of Moss Point, Miss.

Arrangements are being handled by Baldwin Community Chapel in Bay Minette.

Emory Raulerson Jr

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Emory Raulerson Jr., a native of Mobile and a resident of Louisville, Ky., died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998 in Louisville.

He was 57 years old.

Raulerson is survived by his wife, Abby Raulerson of Louisville; three sons, Emory Raulerson III of Chunchula, Erik Raulerson of Semmes and Kevin Raulerson of Mobile; his mother, Nell Holz of Elberta; two stepchil dren, Christie Richardson and Josh Richardson, both of Louisville; and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Bayview Funeral Home in Foley. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. at the funeral home chapel.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.

Funeral arrangements are by Bayview Funeral Home, Foley.
 

Ella A. Johnson 

Ella Andrews Johnson, a native and resident of Citronelle, died Monday at a local hospital.

Mrs. Johnson, 91, worked as a housewife and attended Full Gospel Tabernacle in Citronelle.

She is survived by three sons, Luther L. Johnson and Darriel Johnson of Axis and Curtis Johnson of Citronelle; four daughters, Lucille Williams of Saraland and Janice Henderson, Glynda Parnell and Lynda Patrick of Citronelle; two brothers, William Andrews and Golee Andrews of Citronelle; two sisters, Louise Lewis and Lola Patrick of Citronelle; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services are set for 10 a.m. today at Freeman Funeral Home in Citronelle, with burial at Charity Chapel Cemetery in Citronelle.

Theodore Law Sr. 

Theodore Law Sr., a retiree of International Paper Co. and a former businessman, died Monday at the age of 73.

A longtime Mobile resident, Law was an original member of the Utopia Social Club, a member of the S.L. 62 Club and a former Mason.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ernestine Law; his mother, Agnes Williams; his sons, James L. Law of Colorado Springs, Colo., retired Master Sgt. Walter Hollinger, Theodore Law Jr., Theodore Law III, Gerry Miller and Edward R. Law, all of Mobile, Rufus Hollings and Leonard R. Law of Atlanta, Preston L. Hollings Sr. of Bethlehem, Ga., Capt. David Law Sr. of Savannah, Ga., Richard Jones of Biloxi; his daughters, Nancy Hutchinson of Decatur, Ga., Gloria Hollings, Angela Scott Hollings and Theoapatria E. Law, all of Mobile, and Catherine Law of Atlanta; his brothers, John Williams and Remus Law, both of Mobile, David Law Jr. and Willie James Law, both of Toledo, Ohio, and Silas Law of Whatley, Ala.; his sisters, Bessie Barnes of Whatley, Eleanor Hendking of Birmingham and Bernice Montgomery of Mobile; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation is to be at Central Missionary Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service begins, with burial at Gethsemane Cemetery.

Reese Funeral Home in charge.

Una M. Thomas 

Una M. Thomas, a retiree of The Yellow Cab Co., died Monday at local hospital. She was 78.

Ms. Thomas was a native of New Hampshire and a resident of Mobile.

She is survived by two daughters, Monica Wilson of Wilmer and Judy Vickers of Mobile; a brother, Richard Abbott of New Hampshire; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

No services are planned.

Radney Funeral Home handled arrangements.
 

Annie Lou Griffin 

MEGARGEL, Ala. - Annie Lou Griffin, a Megargel homemaker, died Wednesday at an area hospital. She was 92.

Survivors include three sons, Davis Raleigh Griffin and Arnold Griffin, both of Megargel, and James Griffin of Goodway, Ala.; four daughters, Virginia Turk and Daisey Williams, both of Megargel, Doris Davis of Frisco City, Ala., and Larraine Davison of Decatur, Ala.; two sisters, Jewell Griggers of Goodway and Madge Morris of Wilmer; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation is to be tonight from 5 to 8 at Johnson Funeral Home in Monroeville. Services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at Megargel Assembly of God Church, with burial at Sowell Old Field Cemetery.

Temple D. Kennedy 

MONROEVILLE - Temple Delores Kennedy, a retired beautician, died Tuesday at her Monroeville residence. She was 82.

Survivors include her daughter, Permeil Davis; two sisters, Juanita Pettis of Luverne, Ala., and Lucille Bryan of Garland, Texas; and a grandson.

Visitation is to be this evening from 5 to 8 at Johnson Funeral Home. Services are set for 3:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery in Monroeville.

Ronald S. Napier 

CHATOM, Ala. - Ronald Steven Napier, a native of Mobile, died Wednesday at his Chatom residence.

Napier, 48, was a member of the Washington County Sheriff's Posse.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Jordan Napier of Chatom; a son, Ronald Steven Napier Jr. of Chatom; a daughter, Kristie Deann Smith of Mobile; and his mother, Doris Napier of Chatom.

Visitation is to be tonight from 6 to 9 at Lathan Funeral Home in Chatom. Services are set for 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with burial at Clearwater Cemetery in Wagarville.
 

Thelma L. Twilley 

PINE HILL, Ala. - Thelma Lucille Twilley, a Pine Hill homemaker, died Wednesday at her residence. She was 86.

She is survived by a son, Don Twilley of Arlington; two daughters, Paula Martin and Merle Martin of Pine Hill; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Services are set for 11 a.m. Friday at County Line Baptist Church in Arlington, with burial at the church cemetery.

O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville is handling arrangements.

Matthew Gray 

BAY MINETTE - Matthew Gray died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, at his Bay Minette residence. Gray, 54, was a native of Stockton.

He is survived by two children, Darrin and Yolanda Gray, both of Rhode Island; four sisters, Elizabeth Gray and Carolyn Gray, both of Stockton, Sharon Gray of Bay Minette and Annie Gray of Oxnard, Calif.; four brothers, Willie Gray and John Gray, both of Stockton, and Clifton McGlaurin and Clifford Gray, both of Bay Minette.

Visitation will be Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Union Baptist

Elijah Holcombe 

MIAMI - Elijah Holcombe, a native Mobilian who resided in Miami, died Aug. 20. He was 55.

Survivors include his companion, Helen Thomas of Miami; a daughter, LaTonya Holcombe of Mobile; a son, Tony Martin of Houston, Texas; his father, Bery Walker Sr. of Mobile; three sisters, Marlon Elaine Walker and Rosie Hargrove, both of Mobile, and Lillian Jordan of Chicago; six brothers, Bery Walker Jr., Robert Walker Sr., Carlos Walker Sr., the Rev. Melvin Walker Sr. and Alonzo Walker, all of Mobile, and the Rev. Davis Walker of Detroit; and three grandchildren.

Visitation is to be at Toulminville Warren United Methodist Church, 2271 St. Stephens Road, on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. service begins. Burial will be at Gethsemane Cemetery.

Christian Benevolent Funeral Home is in charge.

Sherman Willis Sanks 

BAY MINETTE - Sherman Willis Sanks, a native and resident of the Dyas community, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, at his residence. He was 75 years old.

Sanks was a sheet-metal worker and had retired as a helicopter repairman at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. He was also a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.

Sanks is survived by his wife, Merle Ward Sanks of Dyas; one son, Don Sanks of Dyas; one daughter, Gaylean Stabler of Monroeville; two brothers, James Sanks of Dyas and Claude Sanks of Savannah, Ga.; four sisters, Pauline Smith of Dyas, Wilma Williams of Bay Minette, Dorothy Roberts of Rabun and Bernice Ellison of Anacortes, Wash.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Norris Funeral Home in Bay Minette with the Rev. Don Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Perdido Baptist Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Norris Funeral Home.


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