Mr. Otis E. Ragan, 84, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at Dale Medical Center following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002 at Rocky Head Baptist Church with the Revs. Ronald Jackson and Joe Underwood officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to: Community Care Hospice or to the Mt. Olive Cemetery Fund.
Mr. Ragan was a native and lifelong resident of Coffee County. He was retired from the Dale County School System as a school bus driver after 25 years of service. He was a member of Rocky Head Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife: Mrs. Agnes Ragan, Ariton; one daughter and son-in-law, Anria Dora and Thomas Garner, Ozark; one sister, Sybil Dykes, Brundidge; grandchildren, Amy and Chris Hess, Opelika, Brian and Lisa Garner, Ariton, Candice Garner, Ozark; and great grandson, Brett Garner, Ariton.
Mr. Joe T. Mims, 84, of Ozark died Monday morning, Jan. 28, 2002, in a Dothan hospital following an extended illness.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in Holman Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Earl Bridges and Charles Kerby
officiating. Interment will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery with Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be in the funeral home parlors from noon Wednesday until service time at 1 p.m.
Mr. Mims was a native of Dale County and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was a barber in Ozark for 52 years and owned and operated Joe's Barber Shop at his home for the past 27 years. Mr. Mims was a member of The Clinton Lodge #287 at Skipperville and the Kolb Chapter #468 of The Eastern Star in Ozark. He was of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Tew Mims, Ozark; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennia and Hershel Beecher Ozark, and Jo-Ellen and James Willis Jr., Ozark six grandchildren; Erika McGilton, Ozark, Bradon Beecher, Albany Deborah Tnarpe, Ozark, James Willis III, Ozark, Michael Willis, Crestwood, Ky, and Jeff Willis Crestwood. Ky; three sisters, Eva Mae Walker, Lithia, Fla., Elouise Allen, Tampa, Fla., and Elizabeth Mims, Chiefland, Fla.; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, 904 West Main Street, Dothan, Alabama 36303.
Mrs. Bessie Davis Lisenby, 87, of Ariton, died Saturday morning, January 26, 2002, in an Ozark nursing home following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday January 28, 2002, from Rocky Head Baptist Church with the Reverend
Ron Jackson, and the Reverend Eldridge Beasley officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Baptist Church
Cemetery near Brundidge, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be in the funeral home parlors from 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon January 27, 2002, with the family receiving friends from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Mrs. Lisenby was a life long resident of Ariton where she worked in the lunch rooms of Ariton School and retired in 1979. She was a member of the Rocky Head Baptist Church.
Mrs.Lisenby was preceded in death by her husbands, John Henry Davis in 1952; and John A. Lisenby in 1983.
Survivors include three daughters, Lurene Pipkins and her husband, Irvin, Sara Cain and her husband, Joe, and Linda Fain and her husband, Richard, all of Ariton. Eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren also survive.
Mrs. Clarice Williams, 87, of Rt. 6, Ozark, died Friday morning, January 25, 2002, in the Ozark Nursing Facility.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2002, from Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Hart and the Rev. Isom Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Mrs. Williams' body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services Monday at the church. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel. Flowers will be accepted or memorials made to your favorite charity.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Hubert Williams; and a daughter-in-law·, Kitty Williams. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, and a native and life-long resident of Dale County.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law·, H.L. and Patricia Williams, Marianna Fla., Danny and Regina, Williams; Douglas and Jeanette Williams, Ozark. Thirteen grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren also survive.
Mrs. Berta Brooks Griggs, 92, of Ozark, died Thursday January 24, 2002, in the Ozark Nursing Facility following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Woodlawn Memory Gardens with Pastor Phil Stephens and Pastor Luther Tadlock officiating. Interment will follow, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be in the funeral home parlors from 6 p.m. Friday evening, January 25, 2002, with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.
Mrs. Griggs was a native and life-long resident of Dale County where she worked with Cowikee Mills from 1937 until her retirement. She was the last surviving charter member and the first Sunday school Superintendent of the Ozark First Assembly of God Church.
Mrs. Griggs was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Griggs; one sister, Pat Morin; four brothers, R. L. Brooks, Howard Brooks, James Robert Brooks and Harim Brooks; and a great great grandson, Morgan Brooks.
Survivors include three daughters, Nemma Hughes and her husband Clifton, Lura Key and her husband Morrell; Susie Thomas and her husband James, all of Ozark; one son, Archie O. Griggs and his wife Daisy, Ozark; four sisters, Billie Setzer, Santee, Calif., Susie Slay, Columbus, Ga. Laura Rolling, Columbus, Ga., and Merle Cotton, Columbus, Ga.; two brothers, W. C. Brooks, Dothan, and William Brooks, Abbeville; eight grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren also survive.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Missions Program at Ozark First Assembly of God Church, 321 Bermuda Street, Ozark, AL, 36360; or to the church of your choice.
Edna Hawkins Grimes, 93, died Friday, January 25, 2002 at the Ozark Nursing Facility following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 6 p.m. today at the Chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home. Burial will follow at a later date in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing. The family will receive
friends from 5 p.m. until service time today.
Mrs. Grimes was a native and lifelong resident of Dale County, She was retired from Phillips Van Heusen after 30 years of service. She was a member of Ozark Baptist Church, having served in the Children's Dept. for several years.
She was preceded in death by her parents: John and Ida Hawkins; husband, Lunford L. Grimes; and grandson, Jeff Grimes.
Survivors include one daughter Mrs. Dorothy Carroll, Ozark; one son, Mr. Pat Earl Grimes, Ozark; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren also survive.
The family requests the omission of food.
Mrs. Willie Collins Fields, 84, of Ozark the Ewell Community, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at her home following a long illness.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, January 25, 2002, in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, with the Rev. Isom Hill officiating. Interment will follow, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be in the funeral home
parlors from 3 p.m. Thursday evening, January 24, 2002, until time to depart for the service on Friday. The family will receive friends in the funeral home parlors from 5-7 p.m. Thursday evening.
Mrs. Fields was a native of Sturgis, Miss., having lived in the Ozark area for 42 years. She was a member of Wake Forrest Baptist Church in Sturgis, Miss.
Mrs. Fields was preceded in death by one daughter, Willie Faye O'Neal; and one son, Dossie Gerald Green .
Survivors include her husband, Jimmie Fields, Ewell; three granddaughters, Peggy Blackham, Ann McDaniel, and Cathy Smith; three grandsons, Pete O'Neal, Jr., Randy O'Neal, and Jimmie O'Neal. 17 great grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren also survive.
Mr. Emmett Garfield Driver, 81, of Dean Church Road, Ozark, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at Ozark Nursing Facility.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. (EST) from Ephesus Christian Cemetery, near Carrollton, Ga., with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Marion William Coggins, 67, of Ozark, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center following an brief illness.
Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday January 24 2002, at Peruel Baptist Church with the Revs. Isom Hill and Spurgeon Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the church Cemetery, Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Coggins was born in Clanton, Ala. on May 20, 1934 to Royal and Maggie Coggins. He joined the U.S. Army and served 22 years. During his tenure he was stationed in Germany, Iran, Korea and Vietnam, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. Bill retired in 1975. Upon retirement, he set out to be the "Gentleman Farmer and retiree" working in the garden of grooming the rest of his 15 acres. His main goal in life however, was to take care of his loving wife Sonya. He fulfilled this goal with grace and dignity. He enjoyed his involvement in ministry at Hillcrest Baptist Church; especially the children. He saw the children as our future, but future without Christ was not a future.
He pursued a witness ministry to bring Christ to all. He will be missed by all, but is in a better place now- The Church Triumphant.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sonya Coggins, Ozark; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Mark Perkins, Troy Anna Maria and George Thompson, Ozark; one son and daughter-in-law Marlon and Nancy Coggins, Aurora Colo.; sister, Evelyn Baker, Prattville; four brothers, Charles Edward Coggins, Dothan, Doug Coggins Sydney Coggins, both of Prattville, and Royal Coggins, Birmingham; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.
Mrs. Addie Lee Haynes, 91, a resident of Ariton, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at the Ozark Nursing Facility.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 1 p.m. in the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Ariton, Ala. with the Rev. Y.Z. Anglin officiating. Burial will be in The Church Cemetery with Trawick Funeral Home directing.
Priscilla (Pam) Mills Rhodes, age 55 of 5929 County Road 69, Skipperville, (Bertha community) died Monday, January 21, 2002, in a Dothan hospital after a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 24, 2002, in the New Hope Baptist Church Bertha community with the Revs. Dan Shephard and Spurgeon Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Holman-Headland Mortuary directing. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services. The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Dale County Rescue Mission, 531 Simmons Avenue, Ozark, AL, 36360 or to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, N.H., 03086.
Mrs. Rhodes was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of the late Dan Mills and Sybil Lula Hutchason Mills. She was reared in Canton, Ga. and formerly lived in Atlanta before moving to the Bertha community in Dale County in 1998. Mrs. Rhodes was a graduate of Cherokee High School in Canton and attended Reinhardt College in Waleska, Ga. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Franklin Edward Rhodes, Bertha community; a step-daughter, Sherri Rhodes Snell and her husband, Dr. Bob Snell Skipperville, Ala. a step-son, Jeff Rhodes, Bertha community; four step-grandchildren, Jamie Rhodes, Becky Snell, Rachel Snell and Wesley Snell; an uncle, Tom Hutchason, St. Louis, Mo.; a special cousin, Helene Mewborn, Atlanta,; a brother-in-law, Joe Rhodes and his wife, Frances Rhodes, Bertha Community; an extra special friend, Carole Lawrence, Lawrenceville, Ga.; and other cousins.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Dr. Bob Snell, Jeff Rhodes, Jerry Gobble, Jesse Brown, Billy R. Grantham and Joe Rhodes.
(Major Ret. U.S.A.) Harold. O. Dunn, 58, died Saturday January 19, 2002 at his home following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 23, 2002 at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Gann officiating. Burial will follow in Albertville, Ala. on Friday Jan. 25, 2002. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 23, 2002, at the funeral home.
Mr. Dunn was a native of Oklahoma, having been raised in Albertville, Ala. He was retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years service and has lived in Ozark since 1978. He was currently employed with DynCorp at Ft. Rucker as an aircraft mechanic.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Uera Dunn, Ozark; two daughters and one son-in-law; Kelly and Ron Rathke, Ft. Worth, Texas and Kerry Hagler, Newton, Ala.; one son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Traci Marrs, Fairbanks, Alaska; mother, Myra Dunn Camp, Albertville.; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Wright, Albertville , one brother and sister-in-law; Jimmy V. and Sue Dunn, Springfield, Mo.; four grandchildren Ryan Rathke, Russell Rathke, Tanya Marrs and Trevor Marrs; several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
Mr. Charles Duff Hughes, 80, of the Asbury Community, died Tuesday evening, January 15, 2002, at his home following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2002, at Skipperville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Pam Freeman officiating. Interment will follow in Asbury United Methodist Cemetery, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends in Skipperville United Methodist Church Saturday morning, January 19, 2002, from 9:30 a.m. until service time at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Skipperville United Methodist Church Missions, P. O. Box 235, Skipperville, AL, 36374.
Duff Hughes was born in the Asbury Community enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and served for 26 years in the Submarine Service until his retirement in 1964. He worked with Carroll Hardware in Ozark, and with Civil Service at Fort Rucker, servicing air conditioning and refrigeration units. Duff was an active member of Skipperville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Nellie Odle Hughes, of the Asbury Community; his daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Clark Dimond, of Oriental, N.C.; his son and daughter-in-law, Charles Duff Hughes, Jr. and Joanna Hughes, of Singapore; his sister, Lynne Kipfer, of Decatur, Ga.; and his grandchildren, Christopher, Elizabeth, and Andrew Dimond, of Oriental, N.C.
Mr. Walter Arnie Brown, 95 of Ozark, died Wednesday, January 16, 2002, at his home following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 18, 2002 from Ozark Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Randall
Yelverton and the Rev. John D. Reese, III officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Memorial Cemetery, Holman
Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be in the Funeral Home parlors from 3 p.m. Thursday January 17, 2002 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 5-7 p.m. Thursday evening. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the Ozark Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice.
Walter Arnold Brown, Jr., "Arnie" to some and " Arnold" to others, was born November 13, 1906, in Ozark to Pearl Hicks and William Arnold Brown,Sr. He Graduated from Auburn University in the 1920's and became a pharmacist. He opened a drug store in Enterprise, and remained there for over 20 years, until returning to Ozark to open Brown's Pharmacy and work with his brother Bill and his father. He remained in business for over 54 years until his retirement in the 1980's. He loved working and seeing his customers and friends. He is remembered with fondness for the kindnesses he has shown to those in need. He is also remembered for his cherry cokes and the soda fountain at the drug store.
After his retirement he missed seeing the people he loved and served for so many years. He was on the board of the Enterprise Banking Company for many years and on the Board of the Commercial Bank for over 40 years and was a Director Emeritus at the time of his death. He was a faithful member of the Ozark Presbyterian Church all of his life where he served as an Elder and Elder Emeritus for many years. He loved his family and will be sorely missed by them.
He was preceeded in death by his parents, a sister, Clementine Brown McLauchlin; and a brother, William Cicero "Bill" Brown.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law. They are Patricia Brown Snider, and her husband Jim, Barnsville, Md., Julian Brown; Juliene Coffin, Ben McLauchlin, and his wife Bobbie; and Tina Harper and her husband Charlie, all of Ozark; sister-in-law, Kathryne Brown, wife of the late brother James Douglas Brown, Sr. and several great nieces and nephews also survive. Special caregivers, Annie, Judy, Brenda, Sally, Ina Mac, and Mary.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the Board of Directors of the Commercial Bank. Active Pallbearers will be Chris Harper, Charles Harper, Dale Moates, Rocky Neal, Bob Brogden, Durwood Judah, and Billy Blackwell.
Cullen Lamar Barefield, age 78, of 7179 North County Road 67, Skipperville (Bertha community), died early Wednesday morning January 16, 2002, in a Dothan hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held at l1 a.m. Friday January 18, 2002, in the New Hope Baptist Church, in the Bertha community, with the Rev. Dan Sheppard and the Rev. Johnny LaCarter officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Holman-Headland Mortuary directing. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the services. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today at the mortuary in Headland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Hope Baptist Cemetery Fund, c/o Billy R. Grantham, 826 County Road 7, Skipperville, AL,36374.
Mr. Barefield was born and reared in the Bertha community of Dale County, the son of the late Leander Shorter (Short) Barefield and Ada Wetherington Barefield. He lived in Abbeville from 1955-1996 when he returned to the Bertha community. Mr. Barefield received a B.S. Degree in Agricultural Science from Auburn University. He retired in 1978 as Assistant County Extension Agent with the Auburn University Extension Service in Henry County. An Army veteran of W.W. II, Mr. Barefield served in the European Theater as a member of the 752nd Field Artillery Battalion, which was composed of 155 mm guns in the third army under General George S. Patton. The unit was in combat through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Austria. Mr. Barefield was awarded four battle stars while serving in the military. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Abbeville.
Mr. Barefield was preceded in death by two brothers, Julius (Head) Barefield and George Clinton (Clint) Barefield, and also a nephew, Jesse Foy (Punk) Covington, Jr.
Surviving relatives include his wife of 55 years, Jeraldine (Jerry) Chancey Barefield, Abbeville; a son, Stanley Lamar Barefield, Birmingham; two grandchildren, Alison Claire Barefield and Bradley Wetherington Barefield, both of Birmingham; a sister, Jewell Barefield Covington, a sister-in-law, Jewel Grantham Barefield, both of the Bertha community; a very special friend and companion, Retha Nell Sellers, Newton, Ala.; two nieces Judy Covington Richardson, Montgomery; Carolyn Barefield Luedke, Houston, Tx.; two great-nieces and three great-nephews; an aunt, Verna Enfinger, Bertha community.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Keith Covington, Clay Covington, Sam Covington, Mike Riley Jon Barefield, Chuck Barefield, Dempsey Barfield and Ray Grantham.
Mrs. Jessie Ruth Petrey, 76 of Ozark, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002 in the Oakview Manor Nursing Home following a long illness.
Memorial services will be held at I1 a.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with Dr. Billy Gaither officiating, Family will receive friends at the chapel from 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Flowers are to be omitted and memorial contributions are asked to be given to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund or to your favorite Hospice.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Petrey, Ozark; one daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Doug Rhodes of Ozark; two sons and daughters-in-laws Ronnie and Callie Upton, Green sboro; S.C., Donnie and Phyliss Yptain, Enterprise; four grandsons, Blake Uptain, Mike Hicks, Tim Hicks and James Rhodes; three granddaughters Leslie Haynes, Adonna Uptain and Amy Uptain; four great-grandchildren, Beverly Bates, Heather Hicks, Jacob Hicks and Harlee Haynes,; three sisters Margaret Webster, Reeltown, Ala; Florence Hill, Linden, Ala.; and Uoncille Stone of Andalusia.
Mrs. Eva Mae Fary, 78, of Ozark, died Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at her residence.
Funeral services will be Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 2 p.m. from Church of God by Faith with Elder J.C. Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Travelers Rest Cemetery with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be held Saturday during the day.
Survivors include: two daughters, Linda Hiller, Ozark, and Bobbie Jean (Jodell) Roger, St. Louis, Mo; one son, Hubert M. (Latrice) Fary, Tulsa, Okla., one sister, Ruby Lee Bivins, Newark, N.J.; two adopted daughters, Willie Kate Richardson and Christine Yates; 10 grandchildren, Gala Fary, Houston, Texas, LaShawn (Michael) Thomas, Troy, Jeannette (Melvin) Sanders, Colorado Springs, Colo., Gwendetta Hiller, Huntsville, Yvonne Monroe, St. Lewis, Mo., Samantha (Marcus) McDonald, Dothan, Ketina Rogers, St. Louis, Mo., and Stanley Fary Ashantee Fary and Rechelle Fary, all of Tulsa, Okla., six great grandchildren, Travis Monroe, Terrance Monroe, Melvin Sanders, II, Michael Thomas II, Talia Fary and Matthew Thomas; God-daughter, Eva Maevon Haynes; and several nieces, nephews, and a host of cousins and friends also survive.
Miss Helen L. Hutt, 81, of Ozark, died Tuesday, January 8, 2002, in Dale Medical Center following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2002, from Memory Chapel in Tuscaloosa, Ala. with the Reverend Dr. Herbert Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia Baptist Cemetery, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be in Memory Chapel, Tuscaloosa, Ala. from 6-8 p. m. tonight with the family receiving friends during this time.
Miss Hutt was a native of Havana, Ala. and lived there until moving to Ozark. She lived with her devoted sister and brother-in-law, Doris and J.E. Head, Jr. for the past 26 years.
Miss Hutt was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mattie Lou Hutt, four brothers, Harry N. Hutt, John W. Hutt, Thomas J. Hutt, and Fred M. Hutt; and one sister Ollie H.Wyatt. Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Doris H. and J. E. Head, Jr., Ozark, one brother, Joe L. Hutt, Tuscaloosa, numerous nieces and nephews and many special friends.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Circle Wood Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Maudell Sawtelle, 87, of Oakview Manor Nursing Home, Ozark, died Sunday morning, Jan. 6, 2002, following an extended illness.
The funeral will be at the Coleman Ferguson Chapel in Zephyrhills, Fla., with the Rev. Steve Odom of the First Baptist
Church of Zephyrhills officiating. Burial will be at Oakside Cemetery in Zephyrhills. Visitation and viewing of the body
will be one hour before funeral time. Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark is in charge of local arrangements.
Mrs. Sawtelle was born July 15, 1914, in Jasper, Fla. The family moved to Zephyrhills while Maudell was still young. She
grew up in the Zephyrhills area. Maudell met Forest Sawtelle when she was a young lady and they were married in Zephyrhills on the 4th day of November, 1933. They later opened and operated the Sawtelle Radio and T'V Shop on Highway 301 in Zephyrhills. They operated the shop for many years until they decided to retire in the late '70s. Maudell was a member of the First Baptist Church on 5th Avenue in Zephyrhills, Fla.
Mrs. Sawtelle was preceded in death by her husband, Forest, and five brothers.
Survivors include her two daughters and sons-in-law, Ginger and Vince O'Donovan, Zephyrhills, Fla.; Mary and Oliver Norman, Ozark; four sisters, Bonnie Myers, Ken- newick, Wash., Arie Scott, Tampa, Fla., Bealuh Wood, Williamsport, Tenn., and Bernice Shuert, Odessa, Fla.; six brothers Daniel Arnold, Zephyrhills, Fla., Zach Arnold, Zephyrhills, Fla., Lucky Arnold Manchester Ga., Floyd Arnold, Apollo Beach, Fla., Chester Arnold, Waldo, Fla., and John Arnold, Manchester, Ga.; several grand and great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and many loved ones.
Thelma Ruth Sough, 82, of Ariton, died Friday, January 04, 2002 in the Ozark Nursing Facility following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday January 6, 2002, from the Ariton Baptist church With the Rev. Carl Hubbert and Rev. William B. Easterling officiating. Internment will follow in the Ariton Cemetery, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Stough was a native of Pickens County, Ala., having lived in Ariton from 1957-1975. She then moved to Fayette, Ala. for 24 years. She then returned to Ariton in 1996.
Mrs. Stough was a member of Ariton Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husbands, the Reverend Otis Cobb and Marvin Stough; and her daughter, Brenda Herring.
She is survived by her son-in-law Billy Clyde Herring, Ariton; granddaughters: Shasta Moore and her husband Jody Moore, Enterprise, and Mischa Lindsey, Ariton; five great-grandchildren: Blake, Brittani, Jordan, and Justy Moore; and Tre' Lindsey; one sister, Daisy Martin; one brother, Max Sprinkle, Perdido Beach, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Unie Cobb, Ariton; several nieces and nephews also survive.