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Miscellaneous Mobile County, Alabama Obituaries - 1998

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Floretta J. Moffett

Floretta J. "Rita" Moffett, a 1988 graduate of Murphy High School, died Friday. She was 30.

Ms. Moffett was a lifelong Mobilian and a member of Greater Macedonia Baptist Church. She had worked as a cashier at a fast-food chain.

Survivors include two children, Christina Moffett and LaRhonda Robinson, both of Mobile; her mother and stepfather, Catherine and Henderson M. McNeil of Mobile; four sisters, Linda Rowser, Mary Gaston, Shirley Dunklin and Latonya Moffett, all of Mobile; two brothers, Daniel Moffett and Shawn Moffett, both of Mobile; and her grandmother, Cartrina Merrills of Mobile.

Viewing will be Thursday after 9 a.m. at Greater Macedonia Baptist Church, 1350 Chinquapin St., with visitation from 11 a.m. until the noon services begin. Burial will be at Moffettville Cemetery.

Christian Benevolent Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

"Billie" Skinner Corey

GREENWOOD, S.C. - Willie Mae "Billie" Skinner Corey, a parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Greenwood, died June 30 at her home after battling cancer. She was 81.

The native Mobilian had lived in Greenwood since 1986, having moved there from Stony Brook, N.Y.

An avid supporter of the Greenwood Museum, she was also a member of the Woman's Club, the Keowee Study Club, the Tulip Garden Club and the MNM Book Club.

Survivors include her son, Stanley B. Corey Jr. of Reston, Va.; three daughters, Elizabeth Corey Stephenson of Fort Worth, Texas, Ann Corey Trigg of Whittier, N.C., and Deborah Corey Smith of Decatur, Ill.; and six grandchildren.

A wake will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Blyth Funeral Home in Greenwood. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Friday with interment in Oakbrook Memorial Park in Greenwood.

The family requests that memorials be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 110 E. Laurel Ave., Greenwood, SC 29649; or to HospiceCare of Piedmont, Greenwood Medical Center, Greenwood, SC 29646; or to the Billie Corey Children's Resource Center at the Greenwood Museum, 106 Main St., Greenwood, SC 29646. 

Robert Allwin Agee

Robert Allwin Agee, a retired major with the U.S. Air Force and long-time teacher and tutor, died Wednesday in a local hospital.

Agee, a native of Mobile, resided in Magnolia Springs.

During his 16 years of service with the Air Force, he received two Distinguished Service Medals; two Meritorious Service Medals; and the Rawlings Award for Europe.

His various assignments during his military career took him to Greenland, which lead him to become a member of the Polar Bear Club, and Europe, where a stint in England fueled his passion for vintage cars.

According to his family, he had an insatiable appetite for learning, which served him well in the various teaching positions he held, as well as in his tutoring.

"We used to tease him. He always loved to go to school, loved to learn and to pass on what he had learned. This unique individual will be sorely missed by his surviving family members. His passing is a loss for our community and the loss of a dedicated teacher," said his sister, Sharon Faile of Mobile.

Agee, who had taught at Faulkner State Community College in addition to teaching ROTC at the University of Alabama, held bachelor's degrees in physics, geology, education and computer science as well as master's degrees in education and computer science. At the time of his death, he was working on his PhD.

Another of the sciences Agee enjoyed was archaeology. His sister recalled his going on archaeological digs in Mexico from which he brought back a number of pieces.

He had attended the University of South Alabama, the University of Alabama and Boston University, among others.

Agee is also survived by his mother, Constance Agee of Mobile; his wife, Mary Jane Brown Agee of Magnolia Springs; and two sons, Sean Charles Agee and Braxton Agee, both of Magnolia Springs.

Graveside services are set for 2 p.m. Friday in Pine Crest Cemetery with Pine Crest Funeral Home in charge.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a favorite hospice facility. 

Pauline P. Williams 

Pauline P. Williams, a native of Wilcox County, Ala. and resident of Mobile, died Tuesday at her residence. She was 88.

Mrs. Williams was a member of Green Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where she served in the Sunday School and missionary department.

She is survived by eight children, Cenius Williams of Birmingham, Eugene Williams, Mildred Jackson, Carrie Jackson, Dorothy Williams, John Williams and the Rev. Bobby Williams of Mobile and Ari Crayton of Millers Ferry, Ala.; adopted children, Charles W. Porter, Henry Bright, Daisy Porter and Pearl Robinson; two sisters, Arline Jackson of California and Lucille Gulley of Mobile; 35 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral Friday at Green Grove Baptist Church. Interment will be Saturday in Millers Ferry Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Reese Funeral Home. 

Johnny Mosley

GRAND BAY - Johnny Mosley, a retired employee of the city of Mobile, died Saturday in a local hospital at the age of 78.

Mosley, a native of Dallas County, resided in Grand Bay for a number of years.

Survivors include his longtime companion, Marsha Casher; eight children, Michael Casher, Diane Casher, Tammy Whitfield and Johnnie Lee Casher, all of Theodore, Ethel Shannon and NeVell Pierce, both of Sardis, Ala., Dorothy Hunter of Pensacola, and Robert Mosley of Bluntstown, Fla.; eight sisters, Geneva Cole of Spring Valley, N.Y., Mary Mosley Cameron of Westwood, N.J., Evelyn Mosley Conway of Akron, Ohio, Carrie Smith and Leola Smith, both of Selma, Ala., Virginia M. Bennett of Phenix City, Ala., Louise M. Harris of Atlanta, Emma Peoples of Orrville, Ala.; six brothers, Charles Mosley of Mobile, Hezikah Mosley of Orrville, James Mosley of Norwalk, Conn., Preston Mosley of Selma, Joe Mosley of Detroit, and Willie Mosley of Akron; 28 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. until the noon service at Azalea Funeral Chapel with interment in Lawn Haven Cemetery. 

"Mollie" Donald

GILBERTOWN - Walter Early "Mollie" Donald, who had worked as a mechanic with John Utsey Construction, died Wednesday in a Meridian, Miss., hospital. He was 87.

A lifelong resident of Gilbertown, Donald attended Gilbertown Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sadie Stafford Donald of Gilbertown; three sons, Walter "Bunk" Donald and Jimmie "Bill" Donald, both of Gilbertown, and W.L. Donald of Fairhope; one brother, Elmer Donald of Gilbertown; one sister, Letha Adams of Gilbertown; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home in Gilbertown, where services are set for 10 a.m. Friday. Interment will be in Gilbertown Cemetery. 

Bessie Ruth Hastings Joiner

MONROEVILLE - Bessie Ruth Hastings Joiner, a homemaker and retired clerk for Plaza Pharmacy and Williams Drug Store, died Tuesday in a Mobile hospital. She was 84.

Mrs. Joiner, a native of Paris, Tenn., resided in Monroeville for the past 32 years.

Survivors include one son, James C. Joiner of Dallas, Texas; one daughter, Marilyn J. Sawyer of Monroeville; one brother, Edward Hastings of Paris; one sister, Lena Dortch of Paris; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services are set for 10 a.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home in Monroeville with interment in Monroe Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 

Emma Susie Overton

GROVE HILL- Emma Susie Overton of Grove Hill died Monday at a local hospital. She was 88.

Mrs. Overton, a native of Clarke County, was a member of the Union Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by three sons, Lum Perry Overton, Roy Leon Overton and Billy G. Overton, all of Grove Hill; four daughters, Willie Nell Jones of Waynesborough, Miss., Regina Parden of Grove Hill, Annie Nora Young of Grove Hill and Betty O. Anderson of Mobile; 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be today from 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at Lathan Funeral Home in Grove Hill. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel with interment in Magnolia Holiness Cemetery. 

Frank Johnston 

Frank Johnston, a native of Calvert, Ala., and resident of Citronelle, died Wednesday at the age of 71.

Johnston, who worked as a logger, attended Charity Chapel Assembly of God Church.

He is survived by one son, Frank Johnston Jr. of Fort Gibson, Okla.; three brothers, P.J. Johnston of Saraland, Luther Johnston of Mobile and Isaac Johnston of Grand Bay; three sisters, Ruthie Ledger of Mobile, Dorothy Dean of Leakesville, Miss. and Lavern Patrick of Daphne; and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Freeman Funeral Home in Citronelle. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Charity Chapel Assembly of God Church. 

James C. Wallace

James C. Wallace, who worked as a farmer, car dealer and a land developer, died June 30 in a local hospital at the age of 85.

Wallace, a native of Fayetteville, Tenn., resided in Mobile for a year and a half.

Survivors include his wife, Hilda Phagan Wallace; one daughter, Ann Moore of Mobile; two sons, Harold Wallace of Albemarle, N.C., and Larry Wallace of Humboldt, Tenn.; three brothers and one sister, all of Fayetteville, and one sister of Huntsville; seven grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Services took place at Higgins Funeral Home in Fayetteville with interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery on July 2. 

Margaret Kathryn Faulkner Faulk

DALLAS, Texas - Margaret Kathryn Faulkner Faulk, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, died Tuesday in a Dallas.

Mrs. Faulk, a native of El Paso, Texas, was a former longtime resident of Citronelle.

Survivors include her son, Randy Faulk Jr. of Dallas; one brother, Nicholas M. Faulkner of Fort Worth; and four grandchildren.

Graveside services are set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Magnolia Cemetery in Leakesville, Miss., with Roche-Belmany-Herrington Funeral Home of Mobile in charge.

Memorials may be made to the America Cancer Society, 917 Western American Circle, Suite 104, Mobile, AL 36609. 

Minnie Mae Osborne

COFFEEVILLE - Minnie Mae Osborne, a retired dietitian, died Monday at her Coffeeville residence. She was 70.

Mrs. Osborne, a native of Toxey, Ala., had worked as a dietitian at a Veterans Administration hospital in California.

She was a member Union Baptist Church of Coffeeville.

Survivors include one son, John Henry Osborne Jr. of Coffeeville; one daughter, Terry Williams of Coffeeville; her mother, Edna Williams of Coffeeville; one brother, Earnest Williams of Mobile; six sisters, Rosie Williams, Edna Osborne and Lucille Pace, all of Coffeeville, Victoria Thornton of Long Beach, Calif., Mary Louise Coats of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Pearlean Thomas of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Baptist Church of Coffeeville with viewing one hour prior to services. Interment will take place in Coffeeville Cemetery. Andrews Funeral Home of Jackson, Ala., is in charge of arrangements. 

Margaret Evelyn Boykin

Margaret Evelyn Boykin, who worked in floral design, died Thursday in a local hospital at the age of 56.

Mrs. Boykin was a native and resident of Mobile and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth E. Boykin of Mobile; two sons, Clyce L. Orso III and Darryl W. Orso, both of Mobile; two daughters, Janine O. Byrd and Sherry O. Jones, both of Mobile; two stepchildren, Ken Boykin and Lisa Phillips, both of Mobile; one brother, Nathan W. Lee of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Linda Lee Keown and Sabra Lee Lomax, both of Mobile; seven grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, where services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment will take place in Mobile Memorial Gardens. 

Mona Maxine Tucker

Mona Maxine Tucker, who had worked for the Mobile County Board of Education, died Tuesday in a local hospital.

Mrs. Tucker was a native Mobilian and resident of Chickasaw.

Survivors include her husband, William Tucker; three sons, Jamie Tucker, Gary Tucker Jr. and Charlie Tucker, all of Chickasaw; three sisters, Nora Stroup of Mobile County, Anna Lou Thaillo of Montgomery and Margaret Ann Saranthus of Chickasaw; six brothers, Lester Saranthus of Jackson, Miss., Chester Saranthus of Eight Mile, Donald Ray Saranthus of Chickasaw, Jake Saranthus of Goldsboro, N.C., George Howell of Semmes and Ronnie Howell of Mobile County; and one granddaughter.

Services are set for 10 a.m. today at Radney Funeral Home in Saraland with interment in Forest lawn Memorial Gardens.


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