Miss Sala J. Kirkland, 33, of Echo, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000 in an Atlanta, Ga. hospital following a long illness. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday August 5, 2000 from Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Echo. Interment will be in the Church Cemetery Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing.
Visitation will be in the funeral home parlors from 6 p.m. Friday until one hour prior to service time on Saturday when it will be in the Church. The family will receive friends in the funeral home parlors from 6-8 tonight.
Miss Kirkland was born in Pensacola, Fla. during her Father's Navy career. She has lived in Echo since 1969 and attended Vivian B. Adams School for the past 27 years.
Miss Kirkland was preceded in death by her father Sam Kirkland in 1991. She was a joy to all whom she came in contact with.
Survivors include her mother Margo Barefield Kirkland, Echo; maternal grandmother Belle Barefield, Echo; two brother Tony Kirkland and his wife, Tewana and Peggie Kirkland and his wife, Lynn, Echo; nieces and nephews, Michelle Kirkland, Misty Kirkland, Matthew Kirkland, Stephanie. Kirkland, and Brandi Kirkland.
CW3 Retired David Franklin Johnson, retired chief warrant officer three, 58, Ozark, died Tuesday evening, Aug. 1, 2000, in a Dothan hospital following a brief illness.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday from the First United Methodist Church of Ozark, with the Revs. Dr. Billy Gaither and Michael Lawler officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens with full military honors, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be in the funeral home parlors from 3 p.m. Thursday until one hour prior to service time on Friday when it will be in the church. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Ozark, 201 East Broad St., Ozark, AL, 36360.
Retired Chief Warrant Officer Three David Johnson was born Nov. 7, 1941, in Milwaukee, Wis. He was the son of a military family and it was a natural transition to follow his father into the service. His active duty years were spent in many locations with tours in Germany, Korea, and Vietnam. He retired in 1982 after 22 years of military service as the operations officer of the CID Fort Rucker. After his retirement, David moved his family to Louisiana where he began his new career as director of personnel for nuclear security. He spent the following seven years at various sites, returning to Ozark in 1990 after being permanently disabled.
Mr. Johnson was an active member of the Fort Rucker Commanding Generals Retiree Counsel for seven years and served on the PX/Commissary Advisory Board. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ozark, where he served as an usher, a member of the Kells C. Carroll Sunday School Class, and participated in the Relay for Life on the church's team. Mr. Johnson was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He lived a rich and meaningful life and left a legacy of love and devotion to family, God, and country. He did so much for so many and will be missed but never forgotten. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald A. Johnson.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mrs. Erika Johnson, Ozark; three daughters and one son-in-law, Linda Marie Bihm, St. Amant, La., Arleen Ann Sentilles and her husband, Robert, Gonzales, La., Dianne Faith Johnson, Ozark; his mother, Marian Sherman, Ocala, Fla.; two sisters, Janice Tatasciore, Las Vegas, Nev., Laurie Johnson, Clearwater, Fla.; one brother, Donald Johnson, Carthage, Tenn.; five grandchildren Brandi Parrish, Lauren and Christopher Sentilles, Justin Bihm and Alaina Myers.
Mrs. Kathryn Searcy, 77, of Ozark, died Tuesday morning, August 1, 2000 in Dale Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 3, 2000 from Holman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W.L. Sheffield officiating. Internment will be in Westview Memorial Cemetery, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing.
Visitation will be in the funeral home parlors from 3 p.m. today until service time Thursday. The family will receive friends in the funeral home parlors from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Searcy was a native and life-long resident of Ozark were she was an active member of Southside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Searcy, in 1980.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Wayne Parker, Ozark; three grandchildren, Sherri Flowers and her husband, Anthony Ozark; Brian Parker and his wife, Andrea, Dothan; Blake Parker, Ozark; four great-grandchildren, Josh Flowers, Wesley Parker, Rachel Flowers, Rebekah Flowers; one sister, Dot Windham, Ariton; and sever- al nieces and nephews.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church, Highway 123, Ozark, Ala. 36360.
LTC Retired Luther S. Smith Jr., 71, of Ozark, died Tuesday evening, August l, 2000, at his home following a brief illness. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 4, 2000, from Holman Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be in the funeral home parlors from 5 p.m. today until service time on Friday. The family will receive friends in the funeral home parlors from 5-7 this evening.
LTC Retired Smith was a native of Memphis, Tenn. He served in all branches of the U.S. Military Service during his career, and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, where he flew medical evacuation missions. He retired at Fort Rucker from the United States Army in 1983. LTC Retired Smith was an avid pilot, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Edgar Smith, Ozark; three daughters, Lezlie Sharon Clapp, St. Paul, Minn.; Linda Stephanie Pillar and her husband, Mike, Tallahassee, Fla.; Cori L. Smith, Ozark; three sons, Robert F. Jenkins and his wife, Christine, Lake of The Pines, Calif., David Smith and his wife, Lisa, Rome, Ga., and Luther Stephen Smith III, Germany; one sister, Jean Davis and her husband, Richard, Birmingham; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. Ulysses "Skeets"Judah, 77, a native of Ozark, died Monday morning, July 31, 2000, in a Dothan Hospital following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 2, 2000, from Ozark First Assembly of God Church with Pastor Plril Stephens and Pastor Luther Tadlock officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Memory Gardens, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark, directing.
Mr. Judah was a life long resident of Ozark, he served his country in the Air Force Air Corp stationed at Napier Field and Washington D.C. during World War II. "Skeets" was employed as a Production Control Manager with the Civilian Contractors at Fort Rucker for over 30 years. He also worked in the construction of Fort Rucker. He was presently employed part time with Sears in Ozark. He was a member of the Ozark First Assembly of God where he was a secretary/treasurer for many years and was on the Deacon Board for 32 years.
He was preceded in death by his son Ronald Skeets Judah, parents William Henry and Era Mae Judah and brother William Neal Judah.
Mr. Judah is survived by his wife Margaret C. Judah of Ozark and one daughter, Pamela Judah Herbold of Ozark; one grandson William Henry Herbold and wife Tonya G. Herbold of Newville, AI.; one sister Louise White of Ozark; one brother, Curtis Judah of Ozark; two nephews and six nieces and many friends and loved ones.
Mrs. Imogene Grantham Baker, 85, of Skipperville died at her home Sunday, July 30, 2000.
Services were held Tuesday, August 1, at 10 a.m. from Skipperville United Methodist Church, burial followed at the adjoining cemetery, Fuqa-Bankston Funeral Horne directed, Rev. Pam Freeman officiated.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Wiregrass Hospice at 980 East Andrews Ave. in Ozark, Al 36360.
Mrs. Baker was a member of the Skipperville United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents William Grantham and Mamie Peebles Grantham also two sisters and four brothers.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Pearson Louis Baker of Skipperville; Her two sons, William (Billy) Baker of Skipperville, and Larry Baker of Skipperville.
Mrs. Lorraine Shelfer, 80, of Ozark, died Sunday July 30, 2000 at her home. Services were held from the chapel of Fuqa-Bankston Funeral Horne, burial followed at Woodland Memory Gardens. Rev. Kelsey Brantely officiated.
Mrs. Shelfer was a member of the Emanuel Holiness Church, and a loving mother.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Howard Lee Shelfer of Ozark; three daughters, Jackqueline Swain of Ozark, Joyce Marler of Ozark, Judy Rusher of Ozark; one sort Jerry Lee Shelfer of Woodacre, CA.; three sisters Rosie Wilson of Sacramento, CA, Myrtle Clark of Turlock, CA, Ann Gorman of San Louis Obisbo, CA; one brother Fred Clark of Sacramento, CA.; eight grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Retired Sgt, 1st Class Bill B, Phillips, 62, of Daleville, died Monday morning, July 24, 2000 at his home following an extended illness.
The funeral will be 4 p.m. Wednesday from Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Al Norris officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery with full military honors, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be in the Bethel Baptist Church from 5-8 tonight with the family receiving friends during this time.
Sfc. Ret. Phillips was a native of Texas having lived in various places while serving in the United States Army. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, retiring following 26 years with the rank of sergeant first class. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church and was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rachael Smith in 1995; four brothers and one sister.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Stinson Phillips, Daleville; two daughters, Tisha Ann Phillips, Dallas, Texas; Carima Kaye Denk, Foley; one step-daughter Susan Mock and her husband, Kenny Daleville; one son, William "Billy" Phillips, Mobile; two step-sons, Richard Smith and his wife, Michelle; Jason Smith and his wife, Kim, Daleville; grandchildren, Justin Bowker, Joshua Henly, Karen and Kaylei Smith, and Nicki Phillips; one godson, Joshua White; two sisters, Louise Bennett, Keystone, S.D.; Audrey Cox, Norman, Okla.; three brothers, Dan Phillips, Dallas, Texas; Roy Phillips, Cat- springs, Texas; and J.R. Phillips, Mesa, Ariz.
Mrs. Maudrie Bellflower Roberts, age 88, of Ozark died Saturday morning, July 22, 2000 at her residence after a long illness.
The funeral service will be held today from the funeral home chapel ivith burial to follow at Evergreen cemetery. The Chaplain Talmadge Butler will officiate.
Mrs. Roberts was born March 12 1912 in Barbour County to John E and Mary J. Faulk Bellflower. She was preceded in death by her husband C. W. Roberts and two sons, LeRoy and James K. Roberts.
Survivors include six daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanette and J.J. Johns, Mabson, Janis and Robert Buxton, Enterprise, Ann and Bobby Harrison, Cottonwood, Mary and Durwood Craft, Plant City, Fla., Jewel and Mike Word, Memphis, Tenn., and Jane Morris, Prescott, Ariz.; two sons and daughters-in-law Durwood Roberts, Douglas, Ga., and Charlie and Charlene Roberts, Albany Ga.; one sister, Jewel Tharp, Dothan and many grandchildren and other family members.
Mary Kathryn Watson, 78, Ozark, died late Sunday, July 16, 2000 in the Dale Medical Center following a short illness.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, from Ridgecrest Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Hill officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Memorials may be made to the Ridgecrest Baptist Church Building Fund, 1403 Deese Road, Ozark, Ala. 36360.
Mrs. Watson was a native of Louisville, Ala., having lived her adult life in Ozark. She worked with the Dairy Queen in Ozark a number of years and was the first Policewoman in Ozark to be assigned to the school crossings. She was a long and faithful member of the Ridgecrest Baptist Church and the Sunday school programs. She loved to listen to WVOB Christian Radio station which she was also a faithful supporter.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Webbelene Tew, one brother Billy Joe Hutto, a grandson, George Douglas "Butch" Watson Jr..
Survivors include one daughter Brenda Watson Hatfield, Panama City, Fla.; five sons, Douglas Watson, Montgomery; Gene Watson, Headland; Larry Watson Stockbridge, Ga.; Lavon and Norman Watson, both of Ozark; five sisters, Lillian Bell, Eufaula, Amelia DeLuna and her husband, Raymond, Dothan, Charlotte Selby and her husband, Paul, Dothan, Faye Willingham and her husband, David Ashford, and Ann Johnson and her husband, J. C., Ozark; one brother, George Miles and his wife, Jeanell, Phenix City; thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
Mrs. Ruth Casey Griggs, 83, of Ozark, died early Friday evening July 14, 2000, in the Oakview Manor Nursing Home following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today from Holman Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Kenneth Earls and Floyd Ingram officiating. Interment will follow in Ewell Assembly Cemetery with Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing.
Mrs. Griggs was a native of the Elamville Community in Barbour County living her entire adult life in Ozark. She worked 20 years with Cowikee Mills in Ozark until her retirement. Mrs. Griggs was a member of the. Ewell Assembly of God Church.
Her daughter and her husband survive her: Carol and Billy Willis, Ozark; three sons and their wives, Benny F. and Omega Casey; Bobby L. Casey Ozark; Billy LaDon and Mavis Casey, Enterprise; her sister, Mrs. Ella Louise Casey Ozark; her brother Earl Dansby Montgomery, two half sisters, Virginia and the Rev. William Cannon, Ozark; and ; Evelyn and Joe Burke, Dothan; one half brother, D.4V. and Sara Dansby Ariton; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Grace Skipper Smith, of Ozark, died Friday July 14, 2000, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday from the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Goldsmith officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens with Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be at the funeral home parlors from 4 to 6 p.m. today with the family receiving friends during those hours.
Mrs. Smith was a native of Ozark, where she had worked with White Knight Manufacturing for 35 years until its closing. She then worked with the Dale County Health Department in home health care until her retirement. She was a member of the Logan Road Baptist Church in Ozark.
She is survived by her daughters and their spouses, Debbie Morrison and Nick Boswell, Clayhatchee; Sherry D. and Eugene Harrison, Midland City; three grandchildren, Keith Mitchell, Junction City Kan.; Kevin Mitchell, Daleville; and Angie Bradley, Daleville; four sisters, Marie Chappell and Carolyn Chappell, Birmingham; Hilda Andrews, Clayhatchee; and Francis Lynn, Dothan; two brothers, Joe Skipper, Troy; and James Curtis Skipper, Ozark; and three great-grandchildren also survive.
Effie Armonia Goodson Tharpe, 91, of the Ewell Community in Ozark, passed away Thursday, July 13, after a long illness.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Ozark with Chaplain Talmadge Butler and Pastor David Lewis officiating. Eulogy will be given by Mrs. Derotha Dunlap. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. today. The family will receive friends at this time.
Mrs. Tharpe was a life-long resident of Dale County, residing in Ozark. She mothered three children - two sons, deceased, Charles O'Neal and Jennings Earl, and a daughter, Janis Peel, Ozark.
Mrs. Tharpe worked with Cowikee Mills for several years, and also the Ozark School System as a lunchroom worker. She was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church, where in her younger years, she was an active member of the choir and of her Sunday School and Church Training Classes. Mrs. Tharpe was the daughter of the late Claude B. and Ila Caraway Goodson.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Roy O'Neal Tharpe, Ozark; a daughter, Janis Peel, Ozark; grandchildren, Mickey and Tracy Dunlap, Ozark; Ladon and Stephanie Jones, Dothan; Lloyd and Vicki Snellgrove, Ozark; and Ricky and Kim Tharpe, Midland City; eight great-grandchildren, Logan Graham and Mickenzie Dunlap; Reid and Riley Jones; Jeremy and Jordy Miller; and Tyler Tharpe; one brother, H.L. Goodson; three sisters-in-law, Maxeline Goodson, Velma Dickerson and Grace Harding, all of Ozark; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Marie Brown,73, died early Wednesday morning, July 12, 2000, in an Atlanta Hospital following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 14, at 10 a.m. from Holman Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Bryon Bruner officiated. Interment followed at Ewell Cemetery, with Holman Funeral Home directed.
Mrs. Brown was a native of Dale county and worked with West Point Pepperell in Abbeville for twenty-two years.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene Brown, Ozark; two sons, Lenoard Grantham, and, Lewie Grantham, Ozark; two sisters, Irene Halford, Midland City, and Pauline Norrell, Ozark; two brothers, Toy C. German, and J.D. German, Ozark; six grandchildren.
Mr. John Wyatt H. Belcher, 91, of Ozark died Friday afternoon in Dale Medical Center following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, October 15, 2001, at Belcher Ozark Baptist Church with the Reverend Greg Aman officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be in the funeral home parlors from 4:00 P. M. Sunday, October 14, 2001, until one hour prior to service time on Monday when it will be in the Church. The family will receive friends in the funeral home parlors from 4 until 6 p.m. this afternoon.
Mr. Belcher was a native of Ozark, where he owned and operated Belcher T. V. and Appliance Company. He was a Technical Instructor at Wallace Community College for 27 years. Upon his retirement from Wallace College, he operated Radio Shack in Ozark for over 10 years. Mr. Belcher was a member of The Ozark Kiwanis Club, receiving many honors and serving in all offices. He was a life-long member of The Ozark Baptist Church, where he served in many leadership capacities including Chairman of the Board of Deacons.
Mr. Belcher was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Helms Belcher, in 1990.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Neita and Clarence Heiss, Ozark one son and daughter-in-law, John and Susan Belcher, Dothan, eight grandchildren, John W. Belcher, Jr., Holly Belcher VanDusen, Amanda Smitherman, Kelly Williams Nudelman, Bradley G. Williams, Wesley W. Williams, Marilyn Heiss Norsworthy, and John T. Heiss, two sisters, Beatrice G. Martin and Lucile M. Martin, Ozark, one brother, Ray K. Belcher, Atlanta. Eleven great grandchildren also survive.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Ozark Baptist Church Deacons and the Ozark Kiwanis Club.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to The Ozark Baptist Church, 314 South Union Avenue, Ozark, Alabama 36360.
Mr. Maurice S. Shiner of Sullivan, Mo., formerly of Ozark, died Friday, October 12, 2001.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later through Holman Funeral Home of Ozark.
Eugene C. "Gene" Clouse, 77, a resident of Dothan and a former resident of Ozark, died Friday afternoon, October 12, 2001 in a Dothan Hospital following a brief illness.
Graveside services will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday October 1, 2001 at Memory Hill Cemetery with Dr. R. Lawson Bryan officiating and Byrd Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 until 5 p.m. this afternoon. 1n lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6267, Dothan, AL 36302.
Mr. Clouse was born October 4, 1924 in Columbus, GA, the son of Eugene C. and Galena Clouse, and lived his early life in Ozark. He graduated from the Ozark school system and attended Auburn University where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He entered the U.S. Army and was a veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific Theater with General Douglas McArthur. While serving in the the military, he attended the University of Kentucky. After his military service, he attended the University of Alabama. He was president of Clouse LP Gas Company in Ozark for a number of years. He served as a scout master with The Boy Scouts in Ozark for ten years. He also served as Chairman of the March of Dimes, and was responsible for building the Ozark Country Club and served as President for three years. He met and married Yvonne Guy in 1983 and they moved to Pensacola, Florida, where they lived for 10 years prior to returning to Dothan in 1994. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and served as a Sunday school teacher and lay speaker. He was a member of The Dothan Elks Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Clouse, of Dothan; four daughters, Camille Atkins and her husband, Charley of Ozark, Michelle Willoughby, and her husband, Kelly, of Ariton, Pamela Schindler, and her husband, Robert, of Baltimore, MD, and Sherri Singleton, of St. Petersburg, FL; the mother of two of his children, Evelyn Clouse, of Ozark; one brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy Clouse, and his wife, Ruth of Ozark; four grandchildren, Brad McGarvey, Savannah, GA., Ryan McGarvey Ozark, Christen Sawls, Ozark, and McKenna Schindler, Baltimore, MD; two great grandchildren, Lauren McGarvey and Kayla McGarvey, both of Ft. Rucker, several nieces, nephews, and many friends who loved him.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Newt, and two sisters, Sarah, and Jody.
Mr. Robert Daniels Jr., 74, of Route 6, Ozark, died at his home Thursday morning, October 11, 2001, following a long illness.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Ozark, with the Rev. Jim Hall officiating. Burial will
be in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Ozark, with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be 6 p.m. today until one hour prior to service time when his body will be placed in the church.
Mr. Daniels was born in Stecoah, North Carolina, November 23, 1926. He retired from the U.S. Army having served in World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church of Ozark. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lenora Daniels, and a son, Dennis Daniels.
He is survived by two daughters, Diane Jackson, Equality and Delvis Spears, Alexander City; three sons, Dale and David Daniels, both of Ozark, Don Welch, Maryland; one sister Ann Cable, Robbinsville, N.C.; one sister, Ann Cable, Robbinsville, N.C.; two brothers, Quince Daniels and Delmar Daniels, both of Stecoah, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Eureka Johnson, 98, of Ozark died Wednesday, October 10, 2001, in Dale Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Johnson was born in Phenix City, and lived most of her life in Ariton, the Rocky Head Community, where she was a homemaker. Her husband, Lewis Preston Johnson preceded her in death in 1971.
Survivors include two nieces Kathy Carr and Mavis Thompson Ariton; , one brother-in-law, Jesse Johnson, Ariton.
Mr. Robert Earl Spurlock, 73, of Ozark, the Mabson Community, died Tuesday evening, October 9, in a Dothan hospital following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, October 12, 2001, from Mabson United Methodist Church with the Reverend Walter Reeder and the Reverend Jack Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be in the funeral home parlors from 3 p.m. Thursday evening, October 11, 2001, until one hour prior to service time on Friday, when it will be in the Church. The family will receive friends in the funeral home parlors from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. Spurlock was a native and lifelong resident of Dale County where he was a member of the Mabson United Methodist church and a retired construction worker.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Shirley Johns Spurlock, Ozark, two daughters, Sherl Alcuri and her husband Tony Brundidge, AL, and Wanda Griffin and her husband, Gary, Albany, GA, four granddaughters, Carmen Pendley, Sylvester, GA, Nicky Catrett, Ozark, Heather Griffin, Albany GA, and Samantha Alcuri, Brundidge, AL, one great-great grandson, Hunter Pendley, Sylvester, GA, one brother, Tommie Spurlock and his wife, Margaret, Ozark, two sisters, Anna Willis and her husband, David Newton and Betty Etheridge and her husband, Leon, Scottsboro, AL. Several nieces and nephews and his special C. B. Buddies also survive.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Mabson United Methodist Church, C/O Jennie Crew, 405
Eufaula Street, Ozark, Alabama 36360.
Mrs. Maudie Belle Leatherwood, 86, of Ozark, died at her home Tuesday morning, Oct. 9 2001.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2001 at the Ozark First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Luther Tadlock and Rev. Phil Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memory Gardens with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday, October 11, 2001 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Mrs. Leatherwood's body will be placed in the church an hour prior to the service.
Mrs. Leatherwvod is preceded in death by her parents, Beck and Vallie Isler; one daughter, Sarah Nell Norton; two sisters, Pearl Jones and Artie Strickland; one brother, Bill Isler; one grandson, Jeffery Lewis Norton and one great-grandson, Anthony Joseph Miller.
Survivors include: her husband of 64 years, Massie Leatherwood, Ozark; three daughters, Annie Jo Shlam and husband Norman Shlam, of Ozark, Carrie Belle Norton and husband Thomas Norton, Ozark, Myrtle Faulkner and husband Preston Faulkner, of Arnold, Mo.; one sister, Blondell Hubbard, of Tenn.; five grandchildren, Joanne Shlam Miller and husband Casey Miller; Norman Joseph Shlam Jr. and wife Angie Shlam, Dorina Lynne Woodham and husband Bobby Woodham, Carey Gene Faulkner and wife Janice Faulkner, Christopher Lee Faulkner and wife Shelly Faulkner; eight grandchildren, Jana K. Miller and husband Ricky Johnson, Brandon Lee Woodham, Joshua Blake Shlam, Jeffery Chase Woodham, Chelsea Michelle Shlam, Aaron Michael Faulkner, Trevor Dalton Shlam, Jessica Marie Faulkner; two great-great grandchildren, Tristan Lee Woodham and Kaylee Madison Johnson; special nieces Bessie Lee Ri.ley, Valeria Attaway and Dollie Johnson; and a special nephew, Jessie Bowman.
Mrs. Janice Louise Thompson, 62, of Ozark, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001.
Funeral services will be today at 4 p.m. at the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with the Rev. Phil Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memory Gardens with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 3 p.m. today until time of the service.
Mrs. Thompson is preceded in death by her parents, Rassie Ray and Mary Frances Griggs; and her husband, Louie Rudolph Thompson.
Survivors include her brother, Royce (Jackie) Griggs, Midland City; and nephew, Jan Griggs, Mobile.