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Miscellaneous Monroe County, Alabama Obituaries


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Maggie Slaughter
Jones' Unity Funeral Home, Monroeville
Maggie Slaughter of Perdue Hill died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at Englewood Health Care Center. She was 100. A Monroe County native, she was a homemaker and a member of Mount Gillead Church. Services were held Saturday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m. in Mount Gillead Church. Burial was in McConnico Cemetery with Jones' Unity Funeral Home directing. Survivors include a goddaughter, Floretta Burroughs of Frisco City.

Mattie Mae Burkett Luker
Johnson Funeral Home, Monroeville
Mattie Mae Burkett Luker, 87, of Excel died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at a local nursing home. Mrs. Luker was a homemaker and a member of Pentecostal Church of Excel. Services were held Friday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. in Johnson Funeral Home chapel with Cornelius Phillips and Jimmy Blackmon officiating. Burial was in Excel Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Luker was preceded in death by four sisters, Eva, Ada, Alice and Addie; two brothers, Jessie and Jim; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter. Survivors include one son, Theo Luker of Mobile; three daughters, Linda Stokes and Audrey Tidwell, both of Excel, and Diane Johnson of Lilburn, Ga.; two sisters, Clara Jenkins of Monroeville and Gladys Black of Mobile; and three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Lillian Inez Booker
Johnson Funeral Home, Monroeville
Lillian Inez Booker, 78, of Goodway died Wednesday, Sept. 29. Mrs. Booker was a lifelong resident of Goodway and had operated a grocery store in the Goodway community. Services were held Friday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. in Johnson Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Brian Crisp and Bob Gibson officiating. Burial was in Sowell Old Field Cemetery at Goodway with Johnson Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Booker was preceded in death by her husband, W.H. Booker. Survivors include one son, Danny Booker of Goodway; and three grandchildren.

Anita Helen Rawls Waters
Johnson Funeral Home, Monroeville
Anita Helen Rawls Waters, 77, of Mexia died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, in a Mobile hospital. Mrs. Waters was a native of Collins, Miss., but had been a resident of Mexia for the past number of years. She was a retired operator at Vanity Fair Mills and a member of Mexia Baptist Church. Services were held Monday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. in Johnson Funeral Home chapel. The Revs. Bill Pruitt and Huey Denton officiated, and burial was in McConnico Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home directing. Survivors include her husband, Willard Waters of Mexia; two sons, Clarence Gibson Jr. of Perdue Hill and Michael Gibson of Mobile; three daughters, Carol Prouty of Monroeville, Charlotte Hall of Atmore and Sandra Kavulla of Panama City, Fla.; one brother, Edward Rawls of Mexia; two sisters, Evelyn Love and Sarah Coxwell, both of Panama City; and nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Olivia Nettles
Jones' Unity Funeral Home, Monroeville
Olivia Nettles, 72, of Beatrice died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, in Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. A native of Monroe County, she was a homemaker and a member of New Liberty A.M.E. Church and Eastern Star Order in Beatrice. Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. in New Liberty A.M.E. Church at Tunnel Springs. Burial will be in Old New Liberty A.M.E. Church cemetery at Natchez with Jones' Unity Funeral Home directing. Survivors include eight sons, Willie Nettles, Perry Nettles, Ronnie Nettles and Jerome Nettles, all of Beatrice, Clevester Nettles, David Nettles and Norman Nettles, all of Moss Point, Miss., and Joseph Nettles of Cleveland, Ohio; five daughters, Geraldine Lee of Frisco City, Frances Richardson and Myra Howard, both of Moss Point, and Clara Netttles and Viola Davis, both of Compton, Calif.; one brother, Mick Fountain of California; three sisters, Daisey Abner of Mobile and Ernestine Liddell and Willie G. Jackson, both of Moss Point; and 28 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Marvin Parker
Penn's Funeral Home, Monroeville
Marvin Parker of Monroeville died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, in Monroe Manor Nursing Home. He was 78. A native and lifelong resident of Monroe County, he was a U.S. Navy veteran. Services were held Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. in Penn's Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. W.E. Hill officiated, and burial was in Morning Star cemetery in Monroeville with Penn's Funeral Home directing. He is survived by a cousin, Nannie Ruth Williams of Monroeville, and several nieces and nephews.

Lucille Carmichael
Penn's Funeral Home, Monroeville
Lucille Carmichael, 72, of Frisco City died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at her residence. A native of Perdue Hill, she was a member of Lily Baptist Church in Frisco City and Ruth Choice No. 821, Order of Eastern Star. Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. in Lily Baptist Church in Frisco City. The Rev. Whalen Oliver will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery with Penn's Funeral Home directing. She is survived by four sons, Freddie Williams of Houston, Texas, Floyd Williams and Rodney Franklin, both of Frisco City, and Willie Frank Williams of Philadelphia, Pa.; three daughters, Curlie Johnson of Chicago, Ill., Ella Commenger of Philadelphia and Delois Snell of Frisco City; one step-daughter, Margaret Curry of Frisco City; three brothers, Osia Carmichael and George Carmichael, both of Frisco City, and Willie Carmichael of Monroeville; four sisters, Hattie Logan of Pine Hill and Eloise Frye, Willie Mae Thames and Louise Lawson, all of Frisco City; and eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Sallie Jenkins
Penn's Funeral Home, Monroeville
Sallie Jenkins of Tunnel Springs died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, in Atmore Community Hospital. She was 92. A native and lifelong resident of Tunnel Springs, she was a member of Antioch Baptist Church No. 1. Services were held Monday, Sept. 27, at 2 p.m. in Antioch Baptist Church No. 1. The Rev. Whalen Oliver officiated, and burial was in the church cemetery with Penn's Funeral Home directing. She is survived by one grandson, Daniel E. Smith of Tunnel Springs; three granddaughters, Rebecca Ann Smith of Los Angeles, Calif., Stephanie Nettles of Montgomery and Victoria Smith of Tracy, Calif..

Cornelia Nettles Jackson
Johnson Funeral Home, Monroeville
Cornelia Nettles Jackson died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999. She was 106. Born in Tunnel Springs, she spent most of her life in Monroeville and surrounding communities. A memorial services was held Sunday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. in Philadelphia Baptist Church at Tunnel Springs. Burial was in Philadelphia Baptist Church cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Charles Jackson and a son, Samuel Dubose Jackson and a daughter, Dorothy Nettles Stelzenmuller. She is survived by three sons, Miles J. Jackson of Monroeville, William C. Jackson Jr. of Tuscalooosa and Pinkney S. Jackson of Fairhope; one daughter, Mary J. Lee of Monroeville; one sister, Margaret N. Chappell of Tunnel Springs; and 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.Euline Lambert Hayles

Euline Lambert Hayles
Johnson Funeral Home, Monroeville
Euline Lambert Hayles, 77, of Monroeville died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999. Mrs. Hayles was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Monroe County. She was a member of Eastwood Baptist Church in Monroeville. Services were held Thursday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. in Eastwood Baptist Church. The Rev. Chris Weide officiated, and burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery at Uriah with Johnson Funeral Home directing. Survivors include one son, Herbert Cole of Jacksonville, Fla.; four daughters, Audrey Ryals of Monroeville, Ernestine Small of Cantonment, Fla., and Barbara Whitley and Nell Ciancarelli, both of Houston, Texas; one brother, Charles Lambert of Uriah; and 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Jerry Bell
Penn's Funeral Home, Monroeville
Jerry Bell of Wainwright died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, in University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile. He was 70. Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m.in Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. The Rev. Wilson Gibby will officiate, and burial will be in St. John's Cemetery at Wainwright with Penn's Funeral Home directing. Survivors include one brother, Willie Bell of Wainwright; and one sister, Emma L. Calvin of Oakley, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Erskin L. 'Jack' Bailey
Monroe Chapel Funeral Home, Monroeville
Erskin L. "Jack" Bailey of Frisco City died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, in Providence Hospital in Mobile. He was 61. Mr. Bailey was a farmer and a native of Monroe County. He owned his own farm and leased many acres of land around Monroe County for farming. He was a member of Central Church of Christ. Services were held Saturday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. in Central Church of Christ at Ollie. Minister William Culp officiated, and burial was in Union Cemetery in Frisco City with Monroe Chapel directing. Survivors include his wife, Betty Bailey of Frisco City; two sons, Timothy Bailey of Uriah and Ronald Bailey of Hawkinsville, Ga.; one daughter, Teresa Bailey Waters of Excel; three brothers, Harvey Bailey of Frisco City and Franklin Bailey and Ivey Bailey, both of Mobile; three sisters, Ethel Stinson and Ruth Melton, both of Frisco City, and Faye Guy of Mobile; and five grandchildren.

I.L. Riley
Jones' Unity Funeral Home, Monroeville
Services for Mrs. I.L. Riley of Chicago, Ill., will be held tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 1, 1999) in Amity Baptist Church at Peterman. Dr. W.G. Lett will officiate. Mrs. Riley died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999.

George Lundy
Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Brewton
George Lundy, 61, of Brewton died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at his home after an extended illness. Mr. Lundy was a native of Escambia Farms, Fla., and a former resident of Jacksonville, Fla., before moving to Brewton in 1957. He was a retired loader inspector at Jefferson Smurfit Corp. with 40 years of service. A Scottish Rite Shriner, Mr. Lundy was a member of Alco Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 301. Services were held Monday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. in Williams Memorial Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Chris Coats officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites were in Beda Cemetery in Wing, Ala., with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Survivors include his wife, Charlene Braswell Lundy of Brewton; one son, Zackery Lundy of Brewton; one daughter, Shawn Lundy of Brewton; two brothers, Mayhew Lundy of Jacksonville and Henry Willis Lundy of Freeport, Fla.; one sister, Betty Dean Elliott of Monroeville; and one granddaughter.

Maureen Baggett
Johnson Funeral Home, Monroeville
Maureen Baggett, 82, a native of Escambia County, Ala., and a resident of Monroeville, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, in Camden, Ark. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Monroeville. Services were held Thursday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. in Johnson Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Glen Eubanks officiated, and burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Monroeville with Johnson Funeral Home directing. Survivors include her husband, Roy M. Baggett of Monroeville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Helen Baggett of Camden, Ark., and Mike and Emily Baggett of Monroeville; one daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Bill Wright of Knoxville, Tenn.; one brother, Lawrence Lynam of Fairhope; three sisters, Flora Grimes of Mobile, Sylvia Wolfe of Pensacola, Fla., and Betty Grantham of McDavid, Fla.; and three grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Clifton W. Sims
Monroe Chapel Funeral Home, Monroeville
Clifton W. Sims of Excel died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, in Monroe County Hospital. He was 93. Mr. Sims worked as a boilermaker at a shipyard. He had served as mayor of Excel and was a member of Excel Baptist Church and Excel Masonic Lodge No. 655. Services were held Saturday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. in Excel Baptist Church. The Rev. Hughie Denton officiated, and burial was in Excel Cemetery with Monroe Chapel Funeral Home directing. He was preceded in death by a son, William Rex Sims; a daughter, Allie Ruth Sims; and a sister, Callie Mae Money. Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Evie S. Sims of Excel; two sons, Tom A. Sims of Excel and Larry Sims of Dauphin Island; two daughters, Peggy Sims Blackmon of Theodore and Carolyn Sims Ladner of Mobile; two brothers, John C. Sims of Huntsville and A.T. Sims of Birmingham; one sister, Thelma S. Smith of Atlanta, Ga.; and 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Lila Ann Booker
Johnson Funeral Home, Monroeville
Lila Ann Booker, 57, of Excel died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, in a Mobile hospital. Ms. Booker was a native of Blue Hill, Neb., but had been a resident of Excel for a number of years. She was a member of Ambassador Baptist Church. Services were held Monday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. in Ambassador Baptist Church with the Rev. William Pascal officiating. Burial was in Uriah Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home directing. Ms. Booker was preceded in death by a son, Mark Luker; and one brother, Myron Fielder. Survivors include two sons, Steven Luker of Uriah and Thomas Luker of Perdue Hill; two daughters, Patty Morris of Uriah and Cindy Barnes of Excel; her mother, Levita Joyce of Harvard, Neb.; four brothers, Vernon Fielder, Dewayne Fielder and Jack Fielder, all of Nebraska, and Joseph Fielder of Florida; one sister, Mary Schumm of Nebraska; and seven grandchildren, two-step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.

Raymond 'Rosco' Lett
Jones' Unity Funeral Home, Monroeville
Raymond "Rosco" Lett, 61, of Frisco City died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at his residence. A native of Monroe County, he was a retired machine operator at Frisco Manufacturing Co. He was a member of Good Hope Church at Finchburg. Services will be held tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 5) at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of Jones' Unity Funeral Home. The Rev. W.E. Hill will officiate, and burial will be in Monroe Chapel Cemetery with Jones' Unity Funeral Home directing. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Lett of Frisco City; one son, Raymond Lett Jr. of Frisco City; four daughters, Brenda Gross of Excel, Jessie Lett of Frisco City, Barbara Jackson of Mobile and Rosie Lett of Alexandria, Va.; one brother, Johnny Lett of New York, N.Y.; one sister, Jessie Britt and Martha Cunningham, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Talmadge Tait
Jones' Unity Funeral Home, Monroeville
Talmadge Tait, 48, of Burnt Corn died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, in Singing River Hospital in Mississippi. A native of Monroe County, Mr. Tait was an expediter with Lockheed Aircraft. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. in Bethany Baptist Church at Burnt Corn. The Rev. J.O. Malone will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery with Jones' Unity Funeral Home directing. He is survived by one daughter, Dovienea Tait of Carson, Calif.; three brothers, Emerson Tait and Alfred Tait, both of Moss Point, Miss., and George Tait of Brewton; three sisters, Arnetta Salter of Moss Point, Mary Stallworth and Kathy Banks, both of Pascagoula, Miss.; and one grandson.

Edward LaBarrian Huff
Penn's Funeral Home, Monroeville
Edward LaBarrian Huff, 28, of Monroeville died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, in Northside-Cherokee in Canton, Ga. A native of Monroeville, he was a member of Hopewell C.M.E. Church. A wake will be held tonight (Thursday) from 6 to 7 p.m. in the chapel of Penn's Funeral Home. Services will be held Friday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m. in Hopewell C.M.E. Church. The Rev. Eddie Marzett will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery with Penn's Funeral Home directing. Survivors include his father and mother, Jimmie and Patricia Huff; one son, Edward LaBarrian Huff Jr. of Monroeville; two daughters, Katrina Huff and Jasmin Huff, both of Monroeville; two brothers, Jamie Grimes of Camden and Jonathan Huff of Canton, Ga.; two sisters, Stacey Hixon of Monroeville and Sharetta Castaphen of Pensacola, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

James Edward Beasley
Penn's Funeral Home, Monroeville
James Edward Beasley of Monroeville died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, in Monroe County Hospital. He was 60. A native of Monroeville, he was a paperwood operator and a member of Morning Star Baptist Church. Services were held Saturday, Oct. 30, at 1 p.m. in Morning Star Baptist Church. The Rev. Keith Lett officiate, and burial was in the church cemetery with Penn's Funeral Home directing. Survivors include his mother, Eugenia Beasley; two daughters, Sherry Beasley and Geneva Beasley; one sister, Oshie Beasley of Monroeville; one sister-in-law, Mattie Beasley of Monroeville; and four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


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